The Great Divide In America Shows No Signs Of Shrinking -- Part 812: Guns

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Imagine the ruckus a sign that says, "We Welcome Free Speech," would cause. Or, "We Support Your Right To Be Free Of Government Spying." Yeah...nobody would bat an eye. But a simple sign supporting the 2nd Amendment? Wichita Restaurant Sparks Outrage With Pro-Gun Stance seems to have struck a nerve with the no-nothings and the neo-fascists of the left.

But as the article points out, the really interesting stuff is the immediate extrapolation by the progressives from a simple pro-freedom stance to bigotry. Apparently if one believes that our natural and God-given right to self defense is important, then one is also reflexively bigoted. How and why? I have no idea. But I am sure that there is some hysterical fool spouting leftist platitudes and non-sequiturs who is more than willing to explain it to me, if I can tolerate his halitosis and body odor.

But there's more! Our dear friend and Goebbels look-alike is writing a book! And because he was in public in NYC, he needed to be defended by not one, but two armed guards. It must be nice to be able to afford that protection.

Anti-gun protester David Hogg -- protected by armed guards?

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In addition to the striking hypocrisy, this is pomposity on a grand scale. This looks like Manhattan, probably midtown, certainly during the day, and in a crowded area. Yes, NYC is decaying, but broad daylight in Manhattan? Give me a break. The chinless soi-boi is a bit full of himself. Most people in NYC won't recognize him, and the few that do won't really give a rat's ass. He's a minor Twitter celebrity rapidly using up his 15 minutes. What's he worried about? Right Wing death squads wandering the streets of Manhattan?

But the guy who sweeps those streets at 3:00am, commuting from some crappy neighborhood in The Bronx or Brooklyn sure would like some protection, but he can't afford two bodyguards, and the law says he can't protect himself.

Gee...I wonder if Hogg sees the fundamental flaw in that situation.

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Suggestion: please change the title of the top sideboob link to "Klan 2018: We Don't Serve YOUR KIND Here."


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 24, 2018 12:02 PM (8ZwGT)

2
Just after reading the Drudge linked article

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2018 12:04 PM (IqV8l)

3 Proggy hoggy

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 12:04 PM (hMwEB)

4 What I want to know is how Hogg can afford multiple armed bodyguards.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:04 PM (39g3+)

5 That top pic is blowing the margins on the main page.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 24, 2018 12:04 PM (pvjTE)

6 You'll want to love big brother, tvarish.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 24, 2018 12:05 PM (7LY+6)

7 Last week: "Anthony Bourdain showed us how food and sitting down together can transcend all boundaries and bring us together as humans!"

This week: "But not with YOUR kind!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:05 PM (39g3+)

8 Early gun thread,
cool

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 12:06 PM (pHfeF)

9 Maybe the guards are there to help him in case those fragile twiglike legs fall through the grating.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:07 PM (fZuhk)

10 Hogg is nothing more than a JerkSock for the Gun Lobby.

Posted by: garrett at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (+h1Xl)

11 Gun Control Lobby.

Posted by: garrett at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (+h1Xl)

12 Haven't we moved on from this twerp?

I thought the leftie celebrity du jour was the crying Honduran two year-old?

Posted by: Ersatz at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (44PTs)

13 Meh, I was that skinny his age. Its not his slim body that's the problem, its his slim education, intellect, and moral fiber.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:09 PM (39g3+)

14 Well, it worked for the Tea Party, why not here? Everything they do not like must be labeled as racist. It is just shorthand for them.

This is illustrated how they can be beat people with clubs while calling their opponents Nazis.

Also, how they can say that all white men are evil bastard racists.

People are stupid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 12:09 PM (ycWCI)

15 It isn't going to bother one wit a Leftist figurehead is covered by armed guards, they know their betters need protection.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 12:09 PM (pHfeF)

16 Early in which is scary for me.
But...but... I thought Lefties wanted a conversation about guns.
No, they want armed guards for them, not for us would be serfs.
Give us your guns prole. Shut up and obey.

Posted by: Winston at June 24, 2018 12:09 PM (wgCUV)

17 Want those actions to slide virtually friction free?

Try CharlieBrown'sDildo 3 in 1 Gun Oil and Conditioner!

Posted by: garrett at June 24, 2018 12:10 PM (+h1Xl)

18 He's afraid that Shillary's bollard is still out there.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 12:10 PM (8ikIW)

19 Skinny jeans are so fucking soyboy.

Posted by: steevy at June 24, 2018 12:10 PM (LiyEm)

20 I thought the leftie celebrity du jour was the crying Honduran two year-old?

That one blew up in their faces, just like the photos of Obama's kid kennels in 2014.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:10 PM (39g3+)

21 "Gee...I wonder if Hogg sees the fundamental flaw in that situation."

8-Ball said, "Fuck no!" Shook it again and it said, "Does a wild Pope shit on a bear?"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 12:11 PM (9BLnV)

22 How many useless wars have started because of guns ? If the government was the only entity to have guns the we would have no crime or useless Trump wars !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at June 24, 2018 12:11 PM (qM84C)

23 What is everyone looking at in the picture? They're pointing at something, looking down. Is it his shoes? They wonder why someone so catastrophically nonathletic is wearing tennis shoes?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

24 Shh... It's okay Mary C. Here, take your pills and drink some more Kool Aid

Posted by: Winston at June 24, 2018 12:12 PM (wgCUV)

25 That mom jean wearing poseur. Those chicken legs are hilarious.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 12:12 PM (Y9uH4)

26 >>What is everyone looking at in the picture? They're pointing at something, looking down. Is it his shoes?


I think the elder woman has heels of some sort on and they are plotting a path across the grate.

Posted by: garrett at June 24, 2018 12:13 PM (+h1Xl)

27 What's interesting is how, despite the Left trying to quash the 2nd Amendment, the entertainment industry that they dominate encourages support for gun ownership. For instance, in the second Captain America movie, Nick Fury (played by Samual L. Jackson) tells a story about how his father used to protect himself from would-be muggers with a gun he carried in his bag of tips.

Posted by: juniorj at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (/y4g1)

28 23 What is everyone looking at in the picture? They're pointing at something, looking down. Is it his shoes? They wonder why someone so catastrophically nonathletic is wearing tennis shoes?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:12 PM (39g3+)

The sewer critters are making noise.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (ycWCI)

29 Is there anything more pretentious and annoying than the jeans + tee shirt + suit jacket look? Every douchebag in existence packs that look.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (39g3+)

30 Posted by: garrett
I think the elder woman has heels of some sort on and they are plotting a path across the grate.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Notice how gallant Little Shitler is? So helpful.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (Y9uH4)

31 What is everyone looking at in the picture? They're pointing at something, looking down. Is it his shoes?

He stepped in hobo crap

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 12:15 PM (8ikIW)

32 And to show how important Hogg is, he has the obligatory douchebag lawyer/stock broker bluetooth phone thingy in his ear.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)

33 Are we still having the regularly scheduled Gun Thread this afternoon?

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 12:15 PM (/pt8Q)

34 >>Notice how gallant Little Shitler is?


Almost Obama like.

Posted by: garrett at June 24, 2018 12:16 PM (+h1Xl)

35 For instance, in the second Captain America movie, Nick Fury (played by Samual L. Jackson) tells a story about how his father used to protect himself from would-be muggers with a gun he carried in his bag of tips.
Posted by: juniorj at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (/y4g1)

Well, we know that is a lie. Movie Fury's father would have only been able to get a job in Harlem during that racist, segregated evil period in American history. And we know black people don't tip!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 12:16 PM (9BLnV)

36 Maybe they're looking for gun-totin' troglodytes in the NY sewers?

Posted by: Ersatz at June 24, 2018 12:16 PM (44PTs)

37 Someone probably stepped in a "PILE" of "TRUMP" .......

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at June 24, 2018 12:17 PM (qM84C)

38 I'm just waiting for the gaming industry to start eschewing guns because they are so hurty and badthink. Going back over the digital-only versions of games like Doom and replacing the guns with flashlights.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:18 PM (39g3+)

39 I thought the leftie celebrity du jour was the crying Honduran two year-old?"

#so last week

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 24, 2018 12:18 PM (7LY+6)

40 Is there anything more pretentious and annoying than the jeans + tee shirt + suit jacket look?

And the permantly placed cell phone earpiece completes the ensemble. Because, you know he's so important that he can't risk being unreachable for even a moment.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 24, 2018 12:19 PM (7oUUT)

41 I'm watching the sidebar text video in bits and pieces coz it's so infuriating

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 12:19 PM (hMwEB)

42 Is that an escaped chicken from Red Hen....not enuf meat on those skinny legs to fill a wee size 2 kids jean.....sad sack.

Posted by: saf at June 24, 2018 12:19 PM (5IHGB)

43 David Hogg as a wannabe media celebrity needs the full Tom Wolfe treatment.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 12:21 PM (pV/54)

44 40. Which is a funny thing. A truly important person makes every effort to make himself scarce and unavailable. It's a servant who is at beck and call.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 24, 2018 12:21 PM (fA1SL)

45 That top pic is blowing the margins on the main page.



"Aaaahhhhhhh.......

Posted by: The Margins at June 24, 2018 12:21 PM (lBiGz)

46 Maybe they're looking for gun-totin' troglodytes in the NY sewers?
Posted by: Ersatz at June 24, 2018 12:16 PM (44PTs)

Reminds me of Hollywood Shuffle. Two black bodyguards freak out because one of them thinks he sees a bomb underneath Batty Bat's limo. Turns out it was the muffler.

"Look out David!. There's a bomb in the sewer!"
"No, wait..... that's just a pile of shit."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 12:21 PM (9BLnV)

47 I thought the leftie celebrity du jour was the crying Honduran two year-old?"

#so last week

It's so hard to keep track of the shills being pimped day to day! Someone needs to publish a program so we can keep track.

Then we can keep a box score.

Then we can develop a fantasy league to bet on the demagoguery blood sport!

Posted by: Ersatz at June 24, 2018 12:22 PM (44PTs)

48 Speaking of the crying 2yr old Honduran tot. Has mom been charged with kidnapping yet? Cuz by U.S. legal standards taking your kid across even state borders w/o consent of the other legal guardian is supposed to be verboten no?

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 24, 2018 12:22 PM (r4KP2)

49 There is an interesting dynamic in that picture.
The two 'armed guards' (presuming they are men, carrying concealed) are watching the woman in the red blouse who appears to be digging into her purse, perhaps to extract her cellphone.

Meanwhile, Hogg is checking out the woman in the white blouse who appears to be checking out Hogg while her wingman just to her left appears to be saying, "Here there be dragons. Don't make eye contact. Back away slowly."

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (roQNm)

50 So will they throw you out if you chose to not personally own a firearm?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (EyPfd)

51 Kind of weak looking bodyguards, if you ask me. They just got the client popped while looking in Hoochie mamas purse.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 12:25 PM (Y9uH4)

52 So will they throw you out if you chose to not personally own a firearm?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (EyPfd)


There are loaners at the coat check, but they're all Hi-points.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:25 PM (fZuhk)

53 Speaking of the crying 2yr old Honduran tot. Has mom been charged with kidnapping yet? Cuz by U.S. legal standards taking your kid across even state borders w/o consent of the other legal guardian is supposed to be verboten no?
Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 24, 2018 12:22 PM (r4KP2)

Black or brown skin overrides the law, cuz da law be raycis!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 12:25 PM (9BLnV)

54 50 So will they throw you out if you chose to not personally own a firearm?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (EyPfd)

The restaurant could make packing heat mandatory.

No shirt, no shoes, no gat, no service!

Posted by: Ersatz at June 24, 2018 12:25 PM (44PTs)

55 " Speaking of the crying 2yr old Honduran tot. Has mom been charged with kidnapping yet? Cuz by U.S. legal standards taking your kid across even state borders w/o consent of the other legal guardian is supposed to be verboten no? "


This needs to be shouted out loudly.

The father is confirmed to have said that the mother did not have his permission to leave their country of citizenship.

In the US, this would be considered Child Abduction.

( Yeh, for Reelz)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 12:27 PM (EyPfd)

56 What if your hands are a lethal weapon, you can use them like a knife, Ginsu style? Does that count?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+)

57 If David Hogg is as 'Pro-Second Amendment' as he says, I'd like to see him at the Restaurant in Witchita.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 12:29 PM (/pt8Q)

58 I remember when Detroit Police Chief Craig took criticism for saying good people should have CCWs in order to protect their lives. He learned when he moved from LA to Portland, Maine that gun ownership made a difference in crime overall.

Since he arrived in his hometown, justified homicides have risen and crime has dropped. Big surprise.

I remember something he said regarding international comparisons of crime: break-ins in the UK often happen when people are at home; that almost never happens in the US. I suspect that NYC and other gun free cities will gradually become like the UK.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:29 PM (/+bwe)

59 Maxine Waters has weighed in with Deep Thoughts. She has "no sympathy" for those chased from restaurants. The public should "turn on them" and "absolutely harass" Trump admin officials, not just at restaurants but also at gas stations, while shopping in stores, etc. Of course she and the other loonies are demanding that Sec. Nielsen resign.

"Turn on them" is a particularly nasty turn of phrase.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 12:30 PM (2NqXo)

60 Or it could be that they are all bodyguards and this is the client meetup and they are all waiting for the chief (in the red blouse) to dig out her tablet that has the action plan and security assignments on it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 12:30 PM (roQNm)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-24-2018

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Unseen University Library, Ankh-Morpork, Discworld


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes ('escaped oafs' is an anagram of 'Ace of Spades'). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which probably can be used as a flotation device in case of, as they say, a water landing.

By the way, another anagram for 'Ace of Spades' is 'do a feces spa.' You're welcome.


Pic Note

For those of you unfamiliar with The Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, Unseen University is a college of wizards and the library houses all of their magic books. Of course, with all of that magic packed into such a relatively small space, unpredictable interactions occur which can produce weird effects, such as magic storms, distortions in the space/time continuum, and the librarian (as seen here) turned into an orangutan. He did not seek a remedy for his transmogrification because, all things considered, he liked it better this way.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

VETGANS is a Dutch word for a penguin. It literally means ‘fat goose’

Usage: I'll bet you didn't know that Lena Dunham's middle name is 'Vetgans'.

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Feminist Bookstore Closes

The punk monkey already covered this earlier this week, but I've got to add my two cents, as well as a hearty Nelson laugh:

A quarter-century-old feminist bookstore in Portland, Oregon is slated to close its doors at the end of this month, and part of the reason, it says, is its “inability to ‘reform and re-envision’ a space founded on ‘white, cis feminism (read: white supremacy).'”

Say what?

“We cannot continue because we know reform does not work. The current volunteers and board members stepped into and took over a space that was founded on white, cis feminism (read: white supremacy). It’s really difficult, actually, impossible, for us to disentangle from that foundational ideology. Volunteers and board members tried to reform and re-envision the organization, and have found it unattainable to do, especially with so little resources. We have experienced this as a very real reminder that reform doesn’t work. Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Capitalism cannot be reformed and ever serve the people. Abolition is the goal.”

In other words, "we started out as a batsh*t crazy bookstore to serve the needs of the batsh*t crazy community, but because nobody was buying our batsh*t crazy books, the solution was to make ourselves even more batsh*t crazy. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough of that evil cis patriarchal money to fund our further descent into madness."

No word yet on whether the self-admitted irreformable, irredeemable, deplorable cis white owners are going to douse themselves with gasoline and set themselves on fire to atone for their existence. Especially those cis wymyn who have had sex wih an actual man.

So I wish them all a hearty hah haaaah!



(h/t (((G. Host))))


Pushback?

I know nothing about the author Lionel Shriver. A glance through her books doesn't that suggest she's particularly (or even at all) conversative, but every now and then, the enforcement of prog groupthink just hits someone the wrong way, and starts applying common sense to the situation. Such was Shriver's reaction to a Penguin Random House e-mail detailing their diversity goals.

Writing in the Spectator (UK), Shriver acidly opines:

Drunk on virtue, Penguin Random House no longer regards the company’s raison d’être as the acquisition and dissemination of good books. Rather, the organisation aims to mirror the percentages of minorities in the UK population with statistical precision. Thus from now until 2025, literary excellence will be secondary to ticking all those ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual preference and crap-education boxes. We can safely infer from that email that if an agent submits a manuscript written by a gay transgender Caribbean who dropped out of school at seven and powers around town on a mobility scooter, it will be published, whether or not said manuscript is an incoherent, tedious, meandering and insensible pile of mixed-paper recycling. Good luck with that business model. Publishers may eschew standards, but readers will still have some.

The reaction is about what you'd expect:

Author Candice Carty-Williams called Shriver’s comments “deeply embarrassing” on Twitter, adding: “While this belief of hers can only really come from a place of deep insecurity and fear of becoming obsolete, it also shows that she thinks that people of colour … don’t write good books.”

I can just imagine Ms. Shriver being interviewed on some BBC programme:

Shriver: Literary quality, not diversity, should be a publisher's chief guideline.
Cathy Newman: So in other words, you hate brown people.

This is not Shriver's first foray against political correctness, specifically cultural appropriation:

I’m not a natural activist, and I’m reluctant to embrace this role, but I am also dismayed by how few writers with any serious reputation are willing to put themselves on the line for free speech. I’m very unhappy that writers and editors are exercising self-censorship, especially with regard to group membership, to [writing about groups to which they do not themselves belong such as] gender, race, ethnicity, disability. If we follow this through, it will be the end of story and someone has to push back against that. Not only do we have to preserve the right to write characters who are different from ourselves, we have to preserve the right to have characters who think things that are unacceptable. I just lost my Swedish publisher...There is a sub-theme in [Shriver's novel] The Mandibles about immigration, and anything that is negative at all about immigration is toxic in Sweden. It’s very disappointing.

Like Shriver, I would like to see more authors take a stand for free speech, and against the petty, politically-correct enforcers who run the brick-and-mortar publishing houses. But as she found out, there's always a price to be paid for such insolence. Speak out, and get clobbered.

(h/t Lizzy)


Moron Recommendation

44 This could go in the book thread, the food thread, or in an art thread since it is a cookbook that also has wonderful art all through it. At least in this (below) edition which is the one I own and am recommending.

Italian Food - Hardcover - Illustrated, February 1, 1988

Posted by: geoffb

This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle.

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More than one moron recommended John Julius Norwich's History of the Byzantine Empire. However, the 3 volumes are all quite spendy and your local library may not have them. So, in that case, perhaps you can make do with his Short History of Byzantium:

In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows the course of eleven centuries of Byzantine statecraft and warfare, politics and theology, manners and art.

In the pages of A Short History of Byzantium we encounter mystics and philosophers, eunuchs and barbarians, and rulers of fantastic erudition, piety, and degeneracy. We enter the life of an empire that could create some of the world's most transcendent religious art and then destroy it in the convulsions of fanaticism. Stylishly written and overflowing with drama, pathos, and wit, here is a matchless account of a lost civilization and its magnificent cultural legacy.

Used hardcover editions can be purchased for as little as $1.99.


Sale

Moron author Hans Schanz wants you all to know that the seond book of his 'Hidden Truth' series A Rambling Wreck,

...is on sale for $0.99 through next week. Great chance to check out this Georgia-Tech-based science fiction conspiracy techno-thriller that making peoples' Dragon Award nomination lists and was a finalist for the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance Book of the Year.

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Don't forget the AoSHQ reading group on Goodreads. It's meant to support horde writers and to talk about the great books that come up on the book thread. It's called AoSHQ Moron Horde and the link to it is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde.

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

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


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Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 09:01 AM (lBiGz)

2 Who has volunteers and board members run a bookstore? Wonder what and who they are....

Reason #1 why they went out. That and cray-cray.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2018 09:02 AM (EoRCO)

3 Ahhhhh....The Book Thread !

Now I can rest.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 09:04 AM (lBiGz)

4 Good Sunday morning, horde!

The thing about feminist bookstores is that they no longer offer anything that can't be bought just about anywhere.

Did amazon.com kill feminist bookstores? Hahahaha!

Posted by: April at June 24, 2018 09:04 AM (e8PP1)

5 Book threads up and I'm slacking here

Tolle Lege

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:05 AM (pHfeF)

6 Hi Book People!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:05 AM (gUCYC)

7 A quarter-century-old feminist bookstore in Portland, Oregon is slated to close its doors at the end of this month, and part of the reason, it says, is its "inability to 'reform and re-envision' a space founded on 'white, cis feminism (read: white supremacy).'"




Now that our white supremacy has closed down a dyke book store it's time to use it to shut down the Red Hen. Alright fellow whiteys on my command focus your white supremacy...now!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 09:06 AM (SiINZ)

8 Hey there, Horde. Getting ready to head out but wanted to recommend The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh. It's "meta-reality," as one big-time reviewer on the back cover wrote. It had just enough, "Can they do that already?" things in it to make it seem like current day.

If you like fiction, a wealthy researcher funds a small town where some of the worst criminals/victims live -- but they've willingly had their memories wiped.

As always, things aren't what they seem. I'll remember this one for a while!

Lata, h8az!

Posted by: SandyCheeks at June 24, 2018 09:06 AM (ihzOe)

9 Tolle Lege

Two Legs to you too !

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (lBiGz)

10 Should be done Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brien by next week. Its nothing like the movie which is in my top 10 favorites.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (pHfeF)

11 Found a very cool read at the library (thanks, libraries!) called “Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded” by Jason Heller. My twin loves! Obviously Prog Rock is heavily influenced by SF and fantasy, but also stadium rock, synth, metal, pop – heck, even Madonna’s “Drowned World” Tour was inspired by J.G. Ballard.

Cool factoid: Hendrix was a sci-fi nut and Philip Jose Farmer’s “Night of Light” and George Stewart’s “Earth Abides” gave rise to three songs: “Purple Haze”, “Third Stone From the Sun” and “Up From the Skies”.

And it has a bitchin cover:

https://tinyurl.com/y8qj4jgn

I love that young David Bowie (David Robert Jones) loved Heinlein’s “Starman Jones”

Just off the top of my head, spacey songs Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting”, Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” and “Astronomy Domine”, the “Arch-android” concept album of Janelle Monae, and the Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”. But please to enjoy this list of 100 SF-themed songs:

https://tinyurl.com/ya8hv5hr

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (gUCYC)

12 Thanks to the Book Thread (and Eris in particular) I looked for and was able to score a copy of "The Jungle Is Neutral". It is so beautifully bound, and in perfect condition, I am almost afraid to open it. I'll have to do the old careful conditioning of the spine before I can actually read it.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (n9EOP)

13 Speaking of appropriation and in the spirit of Lionel Shriver... posted this yesterday but here we go.

How to be Safe by Tom McAllister. The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly love it.

He appropriates the voice of a woman teacher, how sexist is that also right? Then makes her an emotional wreck, playing into stereotypes again Tom? So she gets suspended for an emotional outburst. Does this need further comment? While suspended a school shooting happens and the media at first blames her. Even though later exonerated, a cloud still follows her as the town descends into bickering.*

https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Safe-Tom-McAllister/dp/1631494139

If anyone wants to read the reviews go for it, but they reinforce my decision to skip this book completely.

*BTW it felt fun to use the new rulebook the Leftists are trying to enforce upon all writers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:09 AM (fAAc5)

14 Reading another zombie apocalypse novel...I know it's not intellectual but it is good light escapism. You realize things could always be worse...
Generation Z by Peter Meredith, it's a stand alone series but there are some tie ins to his previous 10-11 book series.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (kufk0)

15 Who needs a cat when you have a 800lb gorilla in your library?
Na, I think every library needs a cat

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (pHfeF)

16 Hrothgar, you can thank Hogmartin for implanting the desire to read "The Jungle is Neutral".

Just like you can all blame me for somehow convincing others to read "God Emperor of Dune" when I distinctly said not to.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (gUCYC)

17 I am currently reading "The Duke of Flatbush"

about Duke Snider, of course.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 09:11 AM (lBiGz)

18 Who needs a cat when you have a 800lb gorilla in your library?

I wouldn't wanna lug the pooper scooper around that place !

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 09:12 AM (lBiGz)

19 Good morning, all. Except you, over there. No good morning for you!

Thank you for the recommendation, "The Blinds" looks cool.

Off to Amazon to add it to my list.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 24, 2018 09:12 AM (WEBkv)

20 I read Sand by Hugh Howey. In this dystopian world, the old world of Colorado is buried under dunes of shifting sands. The elite are the sand divers, the few who could travel deep into the sands to bring up scraps of the old world to keep their people alive. However, there are those who want to take even this harsh life away and leave no survivors.

I also read The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch. This is the fourth book in the Hangman's Daughter series. In 1666 Magdalena, the hangman's daughter, and her husband, Simon, make a pilgrimage to the Andechs Monastery for their annual Festival of the Three Hosts. Soon after they arrive, the hangman Kuisl and his detective skills are needed to solve the murder of two monks. I think that this is the best mystery of the series so far.

The author, Oliver Potzsch, is not only a descendant of the Kuisls, but he grew up in the region of Andechs; so he is quite familiar with the area and its history.

Posted by: Zoltan at June 24, 2018 09:13 AM (HLy+M)

21 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (gUCYC)

So Eris, if it doesn't live up to my excessively high expectations, I shall blame you publicly on this very forum!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:13 AM (n9EOP)

22 G'mornin' Horde !

Nice libary pic !

Serious reading of the week: The Soul of Battle by VDH.
Interesting !
Epaminondas, Sherman, Patton; the common thread, unconventional leaders of popular armies fighting to destroy slavery-based societies.
As we are facing a similar attempt right now, there may be practical application here.

Light reading, of the day: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:14 AM (GNCPT)

23 Portland, Oregon - downtown, is why we can't have nice bookstores. There is news from Portland, but you have to know how to find it to read it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 09:14 AM (roQNm)

24 I never read the book(s) The Expanse show is based on. I'm about to start the third season after rewatching the first and watching the second. Are the book(s) worth reading?

Posted by: lin-duh at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (kufk0)

25 *ook*
Good morning, Rons and Ronettes!
Still working my way though Minette Walters' "The Last Hours", which is turning out to be a big steaming pile of presentism and Mary Suing. Sigh. I had expected so much better from this author. She mostly does psychological thrillers/crime novels; set in the present day, or in a couple of cases, in the recent past ... but this one is unconvincingly set in medieval England, at the time of the Black Death, with an all-too-perfect heroine.
I'll have to finish it, since I'm reviewing it for Vine, but oh, dear, is it becoming an unrewarding slog.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (xnmPy)

26 About to finish "Churchill's Generals", a collection of essays about, um, Churchill's generals in WWII. It is edited by John Keegan.

Annnnnd.....it looks like Panama is content to play out their match against England, satisfied that giving up 5 goals in the first half (to none scored of their own) safely established theirs as the worst performance in this World Cup. Bravo!

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (FX4r3)

27 Just picked up Coulton's The Medieval Village. So far am enjoying it. Surprisingly, it has a ton of parallels to our current travails. No big surprise, we're human.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (vV/gB)

28 Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:14 AM (GNCPT)


The Patton reference reminded me of a senior Civil Service guy I once had the honor to work with. He retired earlier than he could have and his parting comment was


"The Bureaucracy will ensure there is never another Patton!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:16 AM (n9EOP)

29 ""The Bureaucracy will ensure there is never another Patton!"
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:16 AM (n9EOP)"


They did whatever they could to hamstring the first one.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:18 AM (GNCPT)

30 Oops. Now 6-nil England.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 09:19 AM (FX4r3)

31
*ook*
Posted by: Sgt. Mom at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (xnmPy)


*giggles*

Good one

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 09:20 AM (fZuhk)

32 I read Sand by Hugh Howey. In this dystopian world, the old world of Colorado is buried under dunes of shifting sands. The elite are the sand divers, the few who could travel deep into the sands to bring up scraps of the old world to keep their people alive. However, there are those who want to take even this harsh life away and leave no survivors.
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Is this the same world as in "Dust"? I really liked that trilogy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:20 AM (gUCYC)

33 Drunk on virtue, Penguin Random House...

Well...to be fair. Penguin Random House has simply redefined what a good book is, ie. one that serves and dare not step outside of the official leftist political cult teachings.

Much the same as when Lenin and Stalin redefined what were good Soviet books and acceptable authors.

And thanks to Stalin and Lenin, Soviet Literature became the Envy of the World, known for it's scintillating characters, complex plots, and mature understanding of the world and Life. It produced novels that will live forever!

Oh...wait. That's not what happened at all.

The only literature worth reading out of Soviet Russia came from the samizdat - ie. those officially condemned by Their Betters and forced to "publish" and distribute outside the official systems.

You may find the modern version of the samizdat self-publishing on Amazon...

Posted by: naturalfake at June 24, 2018 09:21 AM (9q7Dl)

34 book thread!!!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:21 AM (hMwEB)

35 Read a couple of books about an ex mafia and his english cousin inheriting a bookstore. pretty good
Paul Combs

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

36 Coulton's The Medieval Village ?
An excellent book, and yes, not without reflections on Our Times.

I need a new copy, my paperback is literally in 3 pieces.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (GNCPT)

37 Why isn't it Random Penguin House? I think it should be Random Penguin House.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (fZuhk)

38 I love how beta the owner of Red Hen was asking SHuckabee to leave: "I'd like to ask you to leave."
I'd say, "Ok, ask me bitch!"
It's so classy Sarah offered to pay for her food, too. It'll be interesting to see if that joint survives. It looks like a tiny venue. Unless they're outrageously overpriced, I would think every table would need to be filled, every night.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (ty7RM)

39 I vote to replace Punk Chimp with this photo.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (sdi6R)

40 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. Hope everyone had a wonderful week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 09:23 AM (V+03K)

41 All Hail Eris, would the Joan Baez songs in Silent Running count???

Or maybe this?
https://youtu.be/ep7W89I_V_g

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:23 AM (fAAc5)

42 "You may find the modern version of the samizdat self-publishing on Amazon...
Posted by: naturalfake at June 24, 2018 09:21 AM (9q7Dl)"


Boom. This !
Great analogy !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:24 AM (GNCPT)

43 Leeches!

"As we removed the surfeited leeches, Harvey regaled us with charming stories of people who had died from leeches -- or the swelling resulting from their bites -- blocking the more intimate orifices of the body."

Does Chapman discuss snakes? The "king cobra" stories my dad told me are what I remember most about his jungle tales. *shudder*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:24 AM (gUCYC)

44 "39 I vote to replace Punk Chimp with this photo.
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (sdi6R)"


Second !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 09:25 AM (GNCPT)

45 Eris I was surprised that another Jean Michelle Jarre song did not get mentioned - Last Rendezvous

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:26 AM (fAAc5)

46 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (gUCYC)

Bookmarking this, thanks. Nice to see they included Man... or Astro-man? even if the track wouldn't have been my first choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svABrRXAa04

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 09:27 AM (fZuhk)

47 I love that surf punk and retrofuturism can coexist in one song.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:29 AM (gUCYC)

48 VETGANS is a Dutch word for a penguin. It literaly means 'fat goose'

We lived in Dutch-speaking Belgium for most of a decade, and some of their words are problematic. The word for whale is walvis, "whale-fish." When I'd ask them if they knew whales weren't fish but mammals, they'd get confused; of course whales were fish. The word for ape is aap. That's fine, makes sense. But the word for monkey is . . . aap. Again, I'd ask them if they knew monkeys and apes weren't the same thing, and they'd get confused. We tried showing them a Veggie Tales song: If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, it's an ape. But it's just a category distinction they don't have.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:30 AM (ynUnH)

49 Good luck with that business model. Publishers may eschew standards, but readers will still have some.

Nearly all big house publishers are taking this route (like how recently the ACLU announced that its all for free speed -- except for speech that they disagree with). They literally are not interested in books that are not promoting this kind of false diversity, and especially not books by white dudes (unless they are rich, powerful, famous leftist white dudes).

This is one of the many arguments for self publishing and why big publishing houses are selling fewer and fewer books.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:30 AM (39g3+)

50 Good Morning book people. Re-reading Sword of Truth series.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 24, 2018 09:31 AM (mpXpK)

51 surf punk and retrofuturism
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:29 AM (gUCYC)


WELP, that's pretty much MoAM in a nutshell right there.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 09:31 AM (fZuhk)

52 Or Matthew Sweet's song Girlfriend set to Space Cobra?

https://youtu.be/n12OBlcHx9E

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:31 AM (fAAc5)

53 Re-reading Sword of Truth series.
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Vic, I should do this too. It's always been one of my favorites.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 24, 2018 09:32 AM (kufk0)

54 I also bought and read Marked for Death, about WWI air combat, based solely on the Book Hoard. Thank you all!!

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 09:32 AM (FX4r3)

55 I've made the book thread a music thread.

My work here is done!

Enjoying the Jarre piece, Anna.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (gUCYC)

56 We tried showing them a Veggie Tales song: If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, it's an ape. But it's just a category distinction they don't have.

To be fair its a pretty minor distinction, like wolf and hyena. They look different but are pretty much the same critter. Its useful scientifically to divide stuff up in extremely specific and tight classifications, but in terms of human life for 99.999% of the public, they're meaningless. That's a cat, it doesn't really matter what the breed is unless you're a cat breeder. That's a sparrow; whether its a brown sparrow or a speckled sootback wheezing sparrow is irrelevant to nearly everyone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (39g3+)

57 About 30 years ago, a friend lent me "The Thanatos Syndrome" by Walker Percy. It was a fun yarn, but I don't remember but a line or two. Having recently read "The Moviegoer" and before that "Lost in the Cosmos", I looked into "The Thanatos Syndrome" and was surprised to find out it is a sequel to "Love in the Ruins: The adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world."

So, I bought the kindle version of both Love in the Ruins and Thanatos. Great fun. Here's a great quote from "The Thanatos Syndrome":

"No brothers, let me tell you where tenderness leads." A longer pause. "To the gas chambers! On with the jets!"

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (3HNOQ)

58 just borrowed from lib - an Elise Hyatt* mystery and a book on surviving an active shooter situation

*aka Sarah Hoyt

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (hMwEB)

59
The sandhill cranes who live near me have brought forth a little tiny baby that walks on stilts. I caught a glimpse through the window, but when I returned to take a picture, they had vanished into the mists, like ghosts, leaving no trace of their passage.

I know where they are. They hunt the weed patch at the end of the garage where there are no windows and where the tall grass has been cut short except for islands of tall grass where the tree stumps hide; tall grass that shelters crane food. Hunting is good there.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (roQNm)

60 In reply to lin-duh: I never read the book(s) The Expanse show is based on. I'm about to
start the third season after rewatching the first and watching the
second. Are the book(s) worth reading?
I just finished the second in the series. I really liked the first and the second one was good. I will get to the third because I've already bought it. The show tracks the books very closely, but adds more than is in the books. I'm going to read the third book before I watch the third season.

One good thing about the books is that you don't have to struggle to hear the characters. I found the dialog in the first season of the show really hard to follow because of the recording decisions--let's make the voices inaudible but any explosions deafening for when you turn your sound way up.

Posted by: Laura Montgomery at June 24, 2018 09:34 AM (KcRPn)

61 OK folks, I'm about 75 pages into God Emperor of Dune. When does it start sucking?

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:35 AM (ynUnH)

62 Wifey recently organized a seminar for Brian O'Neill, author of "Acting as a Business." If there are any acting-oriented morons out there... he knows his stuff. the book is in its like, seventh printing.


Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 09:36 AM (FX4r3)

63 26 About to finish "Churchill's Generals", a collection of essays about, um, Churchill's generals in WWII. It is edited by John Keegan.

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If you're interested in British Generals, Lord Alanbrooke wrote an excellent book, based on his diaries, called, "The Turn of the Tide."

No idea on availability, though. In looking at Amazon, may be tough to get hold of.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 24, 2018 09:36 AM (WEBkv)

64 Like you, OregonMuse, I know nothing of this Lionel Shriver's politics, but his complaints sound much like those of one Mr. Larry Corriea. Mr. Corriea of the "Sad Puppies" campaign against bad, but politically correct writing being nominated for Hugo awards. Having read about some of the SJW pushback against Mr. Corriea, I imagine you are correct about what Mr. Shriver can look forward to.

On the book front, I am just about finished re-reading Necroscope by Brian Lumley.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 24, 2018 09:37 AM (p0nVR)

65 Depspite being a fantasy author and liking the genre, I really don't like very much fantasy writing. Most of it is either long-winded and pretentious or just doesn't do things the way I would and I end up writing the story in my head rather than just reading it.

Discworld in particular I do not like, because its essentially a mockery, a satire on fantasy. Pratchett seems to not to like the genre and makes fun of it, sneering at the basic tropes and concepts of fantasy while trying to make it all post moderny through the lens of modern popular culture. Not a fan.

I know a lot of people really like his writing, and I don't mean any disrespect to them. I don't care for a lot of music other people like toom but that doesn't make them bad or wrong, just of a different opinion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:37 AM (39g3+)

66 Thanks Laura M. I think all shows have that horrible audio. It drives my husband crazy but I watch everything with the CC on so I know what they are saying without blasting the speakers out....guess I'm getting old.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 24, 2018 09:37 AM (kufk0)

67 58 just borrowed from lib - an Elise Hyatt* mystery and a book on surviving an active shooter situation

*aka Sarah Hoyt
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (hMwEB)
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Read all of them. They are a hoot. Well, I thought they were a hoot. My wife wasn't as impressed.

I believe Sarah Hoyt is in the process of finishing another installment of the series.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (WEBkv)

68 Blake - yes, thanks. The Keegan-edited book mentions all the various general's and their memoirs, diaries, and such.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (FX4r3)

69 that rating code is awesome

RB - Readable Banality
RP - Readable Piffle
...

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (hMwEB)

70 To be fair its a pretty minor distinction, like wolf and hyena. They look different but are pretty much the same critter.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:33 AM (39g3+)

Puhleeze! If children's animation has taught us anything its that hyenas are crude, obnoxious, gang members, while wolves are a noble family oriented species.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 09:39 AM (9BLnV)

71 OK folks, I'm about 75 pages into God Emperor of Dune. When does it start sucking?

I liked the Dune series, and thought it was well-written and very interesting up to the last book. The Dune prequels by his son are pretty weak, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:39 AM (39g3+)

72 Eris, another not sure would fit though it is about a robot.

Gigantor
https://youtu.be/gEj2Z1yfWnI

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:40 AM (fAAc5)

73 The BBC played Pink Floyd's "Moonhead" during coverage of the moon landings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9bx5h0FpCg

What a strange time, that Floydian psychedelia was used as the soundtrack to the brush-cut military boys flying to the moon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:40 AM (gUCYC)

74 I had a military TDY this week and figured I needed something fresh to read, so while picking up a paper road atlas (for when the GPS/phone dies) I grabbed a used copy of Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror."

It's a nice, readable overview of the 14th Century and has the kind of detail and description she's famous for. The one thing I do find a bit dated is here belief that today's morals and standards are the eternal ones.

Liberals are big on this conceit that they and they alone have FINALLY discovered the perfect and eternal moral structure. Everything that came before them was wrong in some way, but NOW - oh yeah, they've nailed it and can judge all of history from their lofty pinnacle.
The book was written in 1978, so the author's views that sex should be recreational, religion is kind of silly and that women were frustrated by the lack of career opportunity have pretty much already been trampled by the ongoing insanity that is feminism.

In that sense, it's history in a double sense: you can learn a bit about long ago and also get a perfectly preserved example of conventional 70s liberal thinking about it.

That aside, it's a good book. I'm halfway through and enjoying it immensely.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 24, 2018 09:40 AM (cfSRQ)

75 I don't understand why one would need a "feminist" bookstore in Portland.

Doesn't Powell's check off all the necessary boxes?

Posted by: Greece at June 24, 2018 09:41 AM (EZebt)

76 Psychotic country sock off

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2018 09:42 AM (EZebt)

77 Discworld in particular I do not like, because its essentially a mockery, a satire on fantasy. Pratchett seems to not to like the genre and makes fun of it, sneering at the basic tropes and concepts of fantasy while trying to make it all post moderny through the lens of modern popular culture. Not a fan.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:37 AM (39g3+)


Well you're not wrong, but I don't think it's fantasy being parodied. Most of the books are send-ups of contemporary literary tropes, just set in the Discworld sandbox where he can do whatever he wants to them. And none of it is mean-spirited.

Plus, dude could rock a hat.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 09:42 AM (fZuhk)

78 69 that rating code is awesome

RB - Readable Banality
RP - Readable Piffle
...
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (hMwEB)
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I'm going to steal that rating system for reviews, I think. Maybe even credit AoSHQ on the off chance I can offend those of the wrong persuasion.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 24, 2018 09:42 AM (WEBkv)

79 Vetgans is a Dutch word for penguin.


******


Fat Goose - a limerick

There once was a man named Leander
(And I say this with uttermost candor)
He said, "What's the use?
I can't catch a goose
So I reckon I'll just take a gander!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 09:43 AM (m45I2)

80 Would a Swedish Bikini Team calendar be considered a book?

Asking for a friend, natch.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 09:43 AM (/7WXE)

81 53 Vic, I should do this too. It's always been one of my favorites.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 24, 2018 09:32 AM (kufk0)

I have re-read this series at least 20 times. Never gets old. Unfortunately they butchered it in the TV series.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 24, 2018 09:43 AM (mpXpK)

82 Hey, in Lena's case, it translates to HANDS OFF

Posted by: Your friendly neighborhood witch at June 24, 2018 09:44 AM (HLTe8)

83 that rating code is awesome
RB - Readable Banality
RP - Readable Piffle
...
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (hMwEB)

Hahahaha.....yup. I have a ROTD category.

Read Once Throw in Dumpster.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2018 09:44 AM (EoRCO)

84 that rating code is awesome

Yeah, and it brings up a good point that some readers and reviewers seem unable to comprehend: you can enjoy a lousy book. Just because a book is objectively poor literature doesn't mean it cannot be a fun read. Its like movie reviewers who could not stand a film like Porky's because it is such low brow trash. Yeah, but its hilarious low brow trash. Junk can still be entertaining, I can listen to 50s and 60s bubblegum pop and like it even while realizing its musically just crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (39g3+)

85 Re: feminist bookstore closing. The article describes it as having been open a quarter of a century. That seems a lot longer than 25 years.
A non-book related thought. I listened to Merle Haggard sing Okie from Muskogee this morning. I like the song and agree with the sentiment but times have changed.
I do wear sandles from time to time. Not Roman sandles but sandles.
And what normal person can respect a college dean anymore?

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (nBr1j)

86 75 I don't understand why one would need a "feminist" bookstore in Portland.

Doesn't Powell's check off all the necessary boxes?


What's frustrating about Powell's is that their philosophy section is woefully inadequate. They have several floors of a whole city block dedicated to books, and one aisle for philosophy and history of philosophy. Unless you count their enormous "Metaphysics" section, but that's about new-age stuff.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (ynUnH)

87 61
OK folks, I'm about 75 pages into God Emperor of Dune. When does it start sucking?

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:35 AM (ynUnH)

Page 1. the only Dune book WAS was the first one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (mpXpK)

88 Lin-duh, I enjoyed the Expanse books. But I freely admit I have odd tastes, and semi-sentient space mold infestations, vomit zombies, and weary private investigators hauling explosive luggage around space stations amuse me. They are good yarns.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (L59/U)

89 Just like you can all blame me for somehow convincing others to read "God Emperor of Dune" when I distinctly said not to.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (gUCYC)


Eris, I suggested you read Cordwainer Smith's Norstrillia (or even Pratchett's Dark Side of the Sun) because it is shorter.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 09:46 AM (2K6fY)

90 I really tried to read Pratchett's Strata but I think I would need to be under a droud to grok it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 09:48 AM (fAAc5)

91 By the way, another anagram for 'Ace of Spades' is 'do a feces spa.' You're welcome.

I hope and pray that doesn't show up in a future GAINZZZ thread.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 09:49 AM (sdi6R)

92 After petsitting for a friend she bought me a book entitled The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine. Written by Chef John D Folse. Cooking is a hobby of mine, especially Cajun. It's part cookbook and history book. It's so big, it doesn't fit in any of my cookbook holders. Today's experiments will be Oysters Bienville & Shrimp Malarcher pasta. Aiyeee!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 09:51 AM (Y9uH4)

93 I spent the last week drenched in pukka British sahib history. My Downstairs Book was "Wind, Sand, and War," by Ralph Bagnold. He was one of the founders of the British Long Range Desert Group in WWII (because he'd been a pioneer of Sahara exploration by motor vehicle between the wars, and became one of the world's experts on sand and dune formation). Fought in both World Wars, traveled everywhere. Very interesting dude.

My Upstairs Book is a history of Sarawak, called "The White Rajahs." It's about the Brooke dynasty, an English family who became the hereditary Rajahs of an enclave on the coast of Borneo. They started as employees/vassals of the Sultan of Brunei, but gradually took over more and more of that country as it was always easier for the Sultan to let them handle the latest rebellion than to do it himself.

Both books have made me thoughtful, because they show the "good side" of the British imperial adventure -- Sarawak was an island of law and peace in a chaotic region, while men like Bagnold laid the foundations of most modern sciences.

Yet today "Colonialist" is a term of opprobrium. Characters in the Black Panther movie use it as an insult for the emasculated white guy character. But can one honestly say that most British possessions are better off today than when the Union Jack was hauled down for the last time?

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 09:51 AM (8c54+)

94 Reading has been somewhat curtailed this week. I bunged up my right elbow (again) which severely limits range of motion and certain positions. Unfortunately that includes comfortably holding books, even an e-reader. So much of my reading has been magazines. The latest Backwoodsman came this week and I have years of back issues. Add in a few others for 'diversity' like whittling and Birds and Blooms.

I have a few books on CD like Cornwell's 'Agincourt'. Might be time to get them out. Can't shoot, reload, fish, carve, or even eat with my right hand for a couple of weeks. It's not tragic, just a massive inconvenience.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 09:52 AM (V+03K)

95 Has anyone here read the "Silver John" series by Manly Wade Wellman? I'm about halfway through the short story collection I just bought on Amazon ("John the Balladeer", published by Baen). Pretty good stuff, it's essentially supernatural adventures by a lone wanderer set in the mountains of NC back in the early 20th century. Most of it was written back in the 50s and 60s, with some full-length books in the late 70s and early 80s. It holds up pretty good, I think, and is notable for how realistic Wellman writes the men and women living in the mountains (I especially like how he avoids all the lazy stereotypes that Hollywood has churned out over the years.) Definitely recommend so far, I'll add more when I finish the short stories and start on the novels.

Posted by: Pave Low John at June 24, 2018 09:52 AM (OejZ/)

96 Funny Sci-Fi The Hard Luck Hank series, I can't recommend the audiobooks enough since it's read as Hank which makes the book even more funny.

Starship Grifters a Rex Nihilo adventure another funny series.
I am reading the second book very enjoyable

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 24, 2018 09:53 AM (dKiJG)

97 Feel better soon, JTB

... you need some kinda side or lap desk setup

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:53 AM (hMwEB)

98 One good thing about the books is that you don't have to struggle to hear the characters. I found the dialog in the first season of the show really hard to follow because of the recording decisions--let's make the voices inaudible but any explosions deafening for when you turn your sound way up.
Posted by: Laura Montgomery at June 24, 2018 09:34 AM (KcRPn)

===

I thought it was just my hearing getting worse!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2018 09:54 AM (EZebt)

99 OK folks, I'm about 75 pages into God Emperor of Dune. When does it start sucking?

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:35 AM (ynUnH)

Page 1. the only Dune book WAS was the first one.


Meh. The first Dune book was the best, but so far none of them have sucked. Frank Herbert's writing style is pretty loquacious, but it can be appealing.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 09:55 AM (ynUnH)

100 But can one honestly say that most British possessions are better off today than when the Union Jack was hauled down for the last time?
Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 09:51 AM (8c54+)

The former Spanish (and Portuguese) colonies are pretty much all shitholes. But many of the former British ones are ok, specially the ones that stayed in the Commonwealth.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:56 AM (hMwEB)

101 "Fat Goose - a limerick"

I can't leave that one a danglin'
That gander will get a good stranglin'
But they'll find out later
When it's served with potaters
He's tougher than freeze dried panquine

Posted by: Sanguine Red Panguine at June 24, 2018 09:57 AM (UdKB7)

102 Eris, I suggested you read Cordwainer Smith's Norstrillia (or even Pratchett's Dark Side of the Sun) because it is shorter.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 09:46 AM (2K6fY)
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And it's on my list, but I couldn't find a copy at any library and I'm trying (desperately) to stop buying so many books.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:58 AM (gUCYC)

103 Posted by: SandyCheeks at June 24, 2018 09:06 AM (ihzOe)

That sounds like an idea so bad that only a social scientist would try it. There are *reasons* the perpetrators were criminals and might have been reasons the victims were such. Erasing their memories without changing their internal motivations would be begging for a repeat of whatever atrocity is supposed to have occurred.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2018 09:59 AM (rp9xB)

104 59
The sandhill cranes who live near me have brought forth a little tiny baby that walks on stilts. I caught a glimpse through the window, but when I returned to take a picture, they had vanished into the mists, like ghosts, leaving no trace of their passage.

I was out running in a neighborhood in Stuart Fl about 530 one morning. Dark, foggy, really could not see. Almost ran into a Sandhill and had to throw away a perfectly good pair of running shorts.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:59 AM (JFO2v)

105 Eris is a true biblioholic

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:00 AM (fAAc5)

106 Just got and started MacIntyre's After Virtue, which I've been meaning to get around to for some time. Also some Bill James from a few years ago. Hate to say it, but I think James is losing a bit. Oh well, it was a hell of a good run. Also got Eliot's After Strange Gods, which I did read in the 1970s. Had to stay in the rare book room at UVa to do so then.

Since I've already got Vasliev's history of Byzantium, is there really a need for the smaller Norwich? Advice please.

Posted by: George LeS at June 24, 2018 10:00 AM (59GGI)

107 I'm sure they have tablet holders but thinking of making one.
Guy in pre race has a jet hover board flying over crowd., he was flying around quite a distance and time.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 10:01 AM (pHfeF)

108 Reading has been somewhat curtailed this week. I bunged up my right elbow (again) which severely limits range of motion and certain positions. Unfortunately that includes comfortably holding books, even an e-reader.
Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 09:52 AM

Try one or two pillows/cushions (a bit smooshy so you can nudge the book in, holding it in place) on your lap to prop the book up. You can hold it and turn pages with one hand. I've got shoulder/neck arthritis, have had frozen shoulder, etc. I find using a pillow makes reading a lot easier, especially for larger books.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 10:01 AM (2NqXo)

109 I love how beta the owner of Red Hen was asking SHuckabee to leave: "I'd like to ask you to leave."
I'd say, "Ok, ask me bitch!"
It's so classy Sarah offered to pay for her food, too. It'll be interesting to see if that joint survives. It looks like a tiny venue. Unless they're outrageously overpriced, I would think every table would need to be filled, every night.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (ty7RM


I posted elsewhere that restaurants run on knife edge margins between sinking and swimming and that the simpleton fucks may have just guaranteed their failure. Or if libs temporarily flock there in symbolic support the wait staff better be ready for some nonexistent tips from those miserly turds.

My book group is almost done with Dracula. One thing that intrigues me about it, which isn't explicated, is how the Count mentioned to Harker about the family history in Transylvania being the setting where the locals fought the Turks. Even though that statement wasn't further explained it made me wonder if a pact with the devil was done to deal with the invaders. I'm not gonna read them but maybe some of the Ann Rice books ran with that concept, at least partially.

Something in the book that bugged me was how fucking dense Van Helsing was to leave Mina alone when the menfolk went off vampire hunting. There's probably a good book to be written on rabid lesbian vampire hunters.

The comments on the abridged Norwich make me realize how fortunate I am with the local library system.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 24, 2018 10:01 AM (y7DUB)

110 105 Eris is a true biblioholic
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:00 AM (fAAc5)
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It helps me unwind!

I'm just a social reader.

What am I supposed to do, say "no" when somebody recommends a book?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 10:01 AM (gUCYC)

111 Since so many of you are into detailed military history, can you recommend anything about the Australian coast guard operating in the eastern Meditarranean in World War I? I am doing research on a Brit who lived in Egypt until the 1950s and served as a guide to the Aussies in the First World War. Jennings-Bramly received an M C for his work with the coast guard, but I know nothing about what they were doing exactly in Egypt/Sinai/the Red Sea.
Thanks.

Posted by: Alifa at June 24, 2018 10:02 AM (lWQvp)

112 But can one honestly say that most British possessions are better off today than when the Union Jack was hauled down for the last time?

Can you truly say that these nations were better off before colonization than they were during it? Especially English colonies? You can pretty much identify which nations were colonized by England and which were not by how civilized, advanced, and stable they are today.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:02 AM (39g3+)

113 Sounds like the feminist bookstore ran into the truism that philanthropy (and if they were dependent on volunteers that's what it was) is run by middle-class white women and couldn't reconcile their intersectionality with reality.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 24, 2018 10:03 AM (rp9xB)

114 Volunteers and board members tried to reform and re-envision the organization, and have found it unattainable to do, especially with so little resources.


*******


You just didn't clap hard enough, Tinkerbell!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 10:04 AM (m45I2)

115 "...Cornwell's 'Agincourt'

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 09:52 AM (V+03K)

Fantastic read...er...listen!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 24, 2018 10:04 AM (wYseH)

116 It helps me unwind!

I'm just a social reader.

What am I supposed to do, say "no" when somebody recommends a book?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 10:01 AM (gUCYC)

just a page or two can't hurt...

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 10:04 AM (hMwEB)

117 ''Since I've already got Vasliev's history of Byzantium, is there really a need for the smaller Norwich? Advice please.''

I read the condensed Norwich some years ago. Nice compact overview of the empire. It's all downhill after Justinian though,

Posted by: Tuna at June 24, 2018 10:05 AM (jm1YL)

118 Even though that statement wasn't further explained it made me wonder if a pact with the devil was done to deal with the invaders.

The Dracula movie by Coppola (you know, with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder) was pretty specific about this, that Vlad made a pact with Satan to defeat the invaders. Its somewhat implied in the book, but Stoker really avoided the modern compulsion to explain the nuts and bolts of how and why everything works. It just was, and then the story was told in that setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:05 AM (39g3+)

119 rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:59 AM

Heh!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 10:06 AM (roQNm)

120 10 Should be done Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brien by next week. Its nothing like the movie which is in my top 10 favorites.
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (pHfeF)


The only similarity between book and movie is the chase in the Pacific. To make it more saleable, they changed the ship from USN to French (though American built). The book itself is loosely based on HMS Phoebe's chase of USS Essex. A rare case, for the War of 1812, where the Brit ship was better armed than ours.

I agree about the move. It's the last one I REALLY liked. I may have to take up another run through the Aubreiad.

Posted by: George LeS at June 24, 2018 10:06 AM (59GGI)

121 So I followed a conversation on twitter

Cortes did nothing wrong. I'm not really joking. This is a society that, as a categorical moral imperative, *had* to be extinguished. You cannot read this article and think otherwise unless you have completely forsaken any recognizable modern morality.

and people lost their minds and defended the Aztecs?

so I was wondering does anybody recommend any good books about his conquest

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 24, 2018 10:06 AM (jPhHZ)

122 I was disappointed when the Unseen University Librarian didn't appear in the background of one of the Harry Potter movies. I don't know if Pratchett would have approved of it, but it fits *his* world, where all libraries are part of "L-Space", and it may have led some people to reading his books.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at June 24, 2018 10:07 AM (fVubI)

123 Trimeg - holy cow! your Sand, Wind, and War book....which sounds fascinating..... is going for $3,200+ on Amazon!!! you have a rare classic, mi amigo!

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 10:08 AM (FX4r3)

124 102 ... "And it's on my list, but I couldn't find a copy at any library and I'm trying (desperately) to stop buying so many books."

Eris, Resistance is futile.


posted by : Borg the book seller

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 10:09 AM (V+03K)

125 I read the condensed Norwich some years ago. Nice compact overview of the empire. It's all downhill after Justinian though,

Posted by: Tuna

The Comnene Dynasty gave a good go at it after Manzikert. The 4th Crusade and the Venetians sacking Constantinople didn't help things out much, though.

Posted by: Oedipus at June 24, 2018 10:09 AM (CXLVd)

126 I agree about the move. It's the last one I REALLY liked. I may have to take up another run through the Aubreiad.

Some purists despise the film because its a melange of the books, mixing several novels into one and bits from a whole range of them. But in truth, its a beautiful celebration of the series in the full knowledge they were not going to be able to do even on sequel.

It only has some minor flaws in casting (Bonden, Stephen) but those can be overlooked by the excellent acting and the overall quality of the film.

If I had George Soros money, I'd be bankrolling a Netflix or HBO series of the novels. Of course, there are so few female characters -- entire novels with barely a female face -- that it might face stiff opposition from the usual suspects. And its so white!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:10 AM (39g3+)

127 Shouldn't Lionel Shriver be Leona Shriver? "Lionel" is the masculine form of the name. And I know it's shallow of me, but none of those book covers depicted at the Amazon link would give me pause to open one of her books as I pawed through the remainder table.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 10:11 AM (WFV7d)

128 I've been exploring gutenberg.org, which is a repository of ebooks that are in the public domain. What sets this apart from outlets like amazon is the eclectic nature of the books available: not just classics and popular works, but obscure, obsolete stuff - for example, issues of "Punch" from the 1890s, or "The Girl's Own Paper" from 1910; or the complete Brittanica 11. I downloaded a copy of Percival Lowell's book detailing the canals of Mars, which is a hoot given what we know now, but was established science back in the day (the science was settled).
One hair-raising book that I found was the proceedings of the first international congress on eugenics, which was held at the University of London in 1912. Reading the abstracts of the papers published there, you can see the road to Auschwitz marked out as clear as day - though the eugenicists of that day, like the eugenicists of our day, are blind to the implications of their philosophy. Books like that need to be preserved, lest we forget.
gutenberg.org also offers less-well-known works by established authors such as Chesterton and Thackeray, which are delightful reads. All are downloadable in Kindle or ebook formats for free.

The gutenberg site has an interface that pulls up a selection of books at random. If you like browsing through used-book stores, you will *love* it. For me, looking at it is like eating nacho Doritos: I can't just have one.

Posted by: Brown Line at June 24, 2018 10:11 AM (S6ArX)

129 If its vampires that slake your literary thirst, there is always Christopher Frayling's book Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula.

Section Five is The Genesis of Dracula where Frayling actually delves into Stoker's working papers and research that went on for six years prior to the publication of Dracula,

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:12 AM (fAAc5)

130 See, Christopher, you fell in the same trap the Dutch did.

Hyenas look and act sort of like wolves and dogs, but are more closely related to big cats. They are not even the same Family.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 10:13 AM (2K6fY)

131 27 Just picked up Coulton's The Medieval Village. So far am enjoying it. Surprisingly, it has a ton of parallels to our current travails. No big surprise, we're human.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (vV/gB)

He writes well, but have a care. He's generally considered to be very biased and agenda-driven.

Posted by: George LeS at June 24, 2018 10:14 AM (59GGI)

132 Just a few pages more won't hurt a bit will it Eris? Save keeping one up later.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:15 AM (fAAc5)

133 I love how beta the owner of Red Hen was asking SHuckabee to leave: "I'd like to ask you to leave."
I'd say, "Ok, ask me bitch!"
It's so classy Sarah offered to pay for her food, too. It'll be interesting to see if that joint survives. It looks like a tiny venue. Unless they're outrageously overpriced, I would think every table would need to be filled, every night.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 09:22 AM (ty7RM)

If I had been dining in a place like that, and the owner showed and acted like such a jerk, and threw out guest for no cause, I'd simply get up and walk out without paying. And suggest to other diners that they do likewise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 10:17 AM (WFV7d)

134 The 4th Crusade and the Venetians sacking Constantinople didn't help things out much, though.
Posted by: Oedipus at June 24, 2018 10:09 AM (CXLVd)


None of the Crusades were advantageous to Constantinople in terms of having a gazillion outsiders showing up and needing to be fed and then possibly fucking up their working relationships with the Horde to the east.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 24, 2018 10:18 AM (y7DUB)

135
Well, I had plans, but I've learned and should remember that no Sunday Morning Plan survives contact with the Ace of Spades HQ Book Thread.

My plan to go into the market to buy dirt to fill in the holes I've dug in the yard will just have to wait.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 24, 2018 10:19 AM (roQNm)

136 It's really difficult, actually, impossible, for us to disentangle from that foundational ideology.

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Translation: We pretended as hard as we could but reality still wouldn't go away.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:20 AM (+y/Ru)

137 Just starting a book on the sinking of the Tang. Today bought the kindle of Varina by Charles Frazier $3.99. About Jeff Davis's wife. Frazier wrote cold mountain, 13 moons, etc. I've also got a Shelby Foote novel to start. He was best friends with walker Percy. Several Percy books in my to read pile.

Posted by: NCKate at June 24, 2018 10:20 AM (nU09Z)

138 It's been a few years since I read it, but God Emperor of Dune starts sucking in the back end as all the philosophical crap starts coming out.

Or maybe that was a different book. They all run together. Herbert's writing gets better with each book, but he has less to say. Lots of time wasted on cycles of history and as the iconic characters get killed or die off, their replacements become less interesting.

The first book has tons of intrigue with the competing houses the cartoonishly evil Harkonnens ("He's a bad man! He molests little boys! See how bad he is!") but after that it's basically Paul and his heirs having spice-fueled acid trips and contemplating eternity.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 24, 2018 10:21 AM (cfSRQ)

139 so I was wondering does anybody recommend any good books about his conquest

Matthew Restall, When Montezuma Met Cortes

It reconstructs the event based on earlier sources, like the newsletters published in Habsburg territory when they found out; not just Diaz and other self-serving narratives from decades later.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:21 AM (Xk4Hx)

140 So on the Dead Hen story I read something about gays being upset. DT was for gay marriage before Bhussein or Shillary. WTF?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 10:22 AM (JFO2v)

141 The gutenberg site has an interface that pulls up a selection of books at random. If you like browsing through used-book stores, you will *love* it. For me, looking at it is like eating nacho Doritos: I can't just have one.

Yeah I love the Gutenberg site, I've downloaded hundreds of books from there onto my Kindle. Classics, curiosities, etc. There are hundreds of wonderful novels that vanished in the past because they fell out of favor or nobody made a movie so they were eventually forgotten.

Hyenas look and act sort of like wolves and dogs, but are more closely related to big cats. They are not even the same Family.

Its not a trap. Its the difference between information you only need to know as a very specific specialist, and simply being alive on the planet. It doesn't matter if that's an Annis or a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. It just matters if I have enough in the feeder to attract one. It doesn't matter if that's a Blue Whale or a Right Whale, I'm just here to see them spout and splash around.

Only a scientist or vet needs to be that specific about creatures. Everyone else can get by just fine without it, and insisting upon these minutae is a bit silly to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:23 AM (39g3+)

142 But can one honestly say that most British possessions are better off today than when the Union Jack was hauled down for the last time?
Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 09:51 AM (8c54+)

Well, I think I did a good job. Come visit, leave very, very happy!

Posted by: Bob Mugabe at June 24, 2018 10:23 AM (EoRCO)

143 Remember the May 5 Mexican walkout years ago. So this one little Mex placed closed for the day and someone hacked their website and google maps to say they were closed permanently. They reopened about a week then shut down.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 10:23 AM (JFO2v)

144 It's all downhill after Justinian though,

I teed up a recovery. Not my fault my successors screwed it up

Posted by: Basil II at June 24, 2018 10:24 AM (Xk4Hx)

145 111 Since so many of you are into detailed military history, can you recommend anything about the Australian coast guard operating in the eastern Meditarranean in World War I? I am doing research on a Brit who lived in Egypt until the 1950s and served as a guide to the Aussies in the First World War. Jennings-Bramly received an M C for his work with the coast guard, but I know nothing about what they were doing exactly in Egypt/Sinai/the Red Sea.
Thanks.
Posted by: Alifa at June 24, 2018 10:02 AM (lWQvp)

That's a poser. Have you checked Naval Operations by Corbett? RN, but might have something.

Posted by: George LeS at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (59GGI)

146 If anyone has ever watched Portlandia they ridicule the Portland feminist store. The cast, I would assume, is all liberal but they are great at pointing the finger back at themselves and laughing.

Posted by: bananadream at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (yRBj9)

147 69 that rating code is awesome

RB - Readable Banality
RP - Readable Piffle
...
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 09:38 AM (hMwEB)


From Dear Lauren's twitter feed:

"How can we be tearing children away from parents at our borders?"

Bonus points for being a Hogg supporter.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (di1hb)

148 India's doing all right, and there are many many people in it.

... once they abandoned the stupid Third World socialism they adopted after we bugged out.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (Xk4Hx)

149 I'm trying (desperately) to stop buying so many books.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 09:58 AM (gUCYC)


I do not understand these words in this order. I admit grammatically it appears to be a sentence, but it conveys no concepts that I can comprehend.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 10:27 AM (2K6fY)

150 None of the Crusades were advantageous to Constantinople

If I remember correctly, at least one of the crusades actually attacked Constantinople.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:27 AM (39g3+)

151 The 4th Crusade got bought out wholesale by Venice and attacked Constantinople.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:29 AM (fAAc5)

152 > safely established theirs as the worst performance in this World Cup. Bravo!
Posted by: goatexchange

Not as bad as the Nigerians! An own-goal, and penalty gave the Croatians a 2-0 win.

Posted by: Kickball world series at June 24, 2018 10:29 AM (qmwVL)

153 So on the Dead Hen story I read something about gays being upset. DT was for gay marriage before Bhussein or Shillary. WTF?
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 10:22 AM (JFO2v)


I can speak with no authority on what triggers those mincemeat tools but they really act like Pavlov's dog whenever Pence's name is brought up.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 24, 2018 10:30 AM (y7DUB)

154 votermom, Thanks for the good wishes. Compared to what some of the Horde are going through, this is a minor annoyance that will pass in a week or two.

JuJuBe, Thanks for that suggestion. I will have to try it since I have a new book I'm eager to start about The Swamp Fox campaigns in the American Revolution. Part of the problem is I'm so used to doing things in a certain way, everything else feels weird. (I keep trying to eat with my right hand even though it won't get to my mouth. Stubborn or stupid: you decide.) Just a matter of getting used to the situation. Fortunately, the thing clears up in a couple of weeks or so.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 10:30 AM (V+03K)

155 If anyone has ever watched Portlandia they ridicule the Portland feminist store.

I never watched the show since I live too close and have to deal with these people, but from what I understand it really made fun of the insanity in Portland. And it keeps getting worse. They saw that show as a celebration of their "weirdness" and decided they should have more of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:30 AM (39g3+)

156 we have to preserve the right to have characters who think things that are unacceptable.

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Anthony Horowitz's latest novel, The Word Is Murder, has deeply critical Amazon reviews because his unlikeable, disgraced detective makes some anti-homo comments about a theatrical producer's residence's homo art decor. (I know that I always love to see dick statues and bullwhip-up-the-butt photos wherever I go.) And this vicious criticism is there even though the narrator is deeply offended by these comments and can't understand how anyone could feel that way.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

157 Not as bad as the Nigerians! An own-goal, and penalty gave the Croatians a 2-0 win.

I understand they are offering to pay back all the tickets for the Nigerian game, if you give them your bank info and passwords.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:31 AM (39g3+)

158 I hope Margarita is doing okay. D'oh!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:31 AM (Xk4Hx)

159 131 27 Just picked up Coulton's The Medieval Village. So far am enjoying it. Surprisingly, it has a ton of parallels to our current travails. No big surprise, we're human.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 09:15 AM (vV/gB)

He writes well, but have a care. He's generally considered to be very biased and agenda-driven.
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I've already suspected that. But his illustrations of his subject is compelling.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 10:32 AM (vV/gB)

160 we have to preserve the right to have characters who think things that are unacceptable.

Few things are more tedious than a book where everyone has the same worldview and basically agrees on all topics.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:32 AM (39g3+)

161 Well, not sure if this is best suited for the book thread or for the food thread, but I just finished reading through Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. Really nice cookbook in that the recipes are all something even novice cooks could attempt. She begins each category with a page or two of explanation of how their household functions for say, dinner, etc. Personal anecdotes of her own insecurities, etc. when cooking. Will soon be trying some of the recipes, great photos of the food without a bunch of foo foo photoshop, etc.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 24, 2018 10:33 AM (OdLH1)

162 126 I agree about the move. It's the last one I REALLY liked. I may have to take up another run through the Aubreiad.

Some purists despise the film because its a melange of the books, mixing several novels into one and bits from a whole range of them. But in truth, its a beautiful celebration of the series in the full knowledge they were not going to be able to do even on sequel.

It only has some minor flaws in casting (Bonden, Stephen) but those can be overlooked by the excellent acting and the overall quality of the film.

If I had George Soros money, I'd be bankrolling a Netflix or HBO series of the novels. Of course, there are so few female characters -- entire novels with barely a female face -- that it might face stiff opposition from the usual suspects. And its so white!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:10 AM (39g3+)

Mostly agree (and I am an instinctive purist.) But I disagree about Stephen; I thought Betany did pretty well. The one thing lacking wasn't his fault, that they didn't show enough of the idiot side of the crew's view of him. (Can bring you back from the dead if the tide hasn't turned, but cannot be allowed on deck unattended.)

Bonden, though, was a gross miscasting. I really cannot buy the idea that a hobbit was one of the best boxers in the fleet.

Posted by: George LeS at June 24, 2018 10:33 AM (59GGI)

163 The novel Aztec by Gary Jennings is excellent. It is one of those novels that that transports you to another time and place.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:33 AM (+y/Ru)

164 If everyone has the same world view, then where is the drama?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 24, 2018 10:34 AM (fAAc5)

165 148 India's doing all right, and there are many many people in it.

... once they abandoned the stupid Third World socialism they adopted after we bugged out.
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India as a nation is somewhat suspect. India as a collection of castes is more accurate. The British built India not the Indians.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 10:34 AM (vV/gB)

166 India's doing all right, and there are many many people in it.

... once they abandoned the stupid Third World socialism they adopted after we bugged out.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (Xk4Hx)


India plays the long game. They submitted temporarily to the invading Moghuls figuring they'd eventually prevail, and didn't destroy the architectural wonders like the fucking rock worshippers would. Pretty smart people imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 24, 2018 10:34 AM (y7DUB)

167 Puddin Head , your next book assignment is David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here. It explains this.

I hope Razib Khan writes a book on Indian prehistory based on genetics, but he'll probably have to co-write it on account of his prose being difficult.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:35 AM (Xk4Hx)

168 The Panawhosians only scored after England put in THREE subs... at the 63' mark ... and it STILL took them another 15 minutes to score. I still vote for the Pandamonians.

Posted by: goatexchange at June 24, 2018 10:36 AM (FX4r3)

169 Just finished "The Right Stuff"

Pertinent background to Trump's announcement of a Space Force. The jockeying in the Pentagon has a long history on war fighting in space.

Halfway through Mitchener's "Tales of the South Pacific." My dad was a SeaBee in the Solomons and his tales match Mitchener's in many places.

Posted by: Whitehall at June 24, 2018 10:36 AM (ZJ9TN)

170 Cortes did nothing wrong. I'm not really joking.
This is a society that, as a categorical moral imperative, *had* to be
extinguished. You cannot read this article and think otherwise unless
you have completely forsaken any recognizable modern morality.


and people lost their minds and defended the Aztecs?


so I was wondering does anybody recommend any good books about his conquest
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 24, 2018 10:06 AM (jPhHZ)



The true source material is The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz.

I read it and I will say that I never wished so strongly for both sides to lose. Even Bernal Diaz seems to feel what was going on was excessive.


Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 10:37 AM (2K6fY)

171 Gary Jennings' Aztec is good but suffers from the author being a pervert. Ecch. The Aztecs themselves didn't go in for half the stuff Jennings did.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:37 AM (Xk4Hx)

172 95: Oh yes, big Silver John/Wellman fan. He gets the dialect perfect. I have over a dozen Wellman books, including the five-volume set of his selected short stories from a few years back, and his John Thunston omnibus. Fascinating man.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at June 24, 2018 10:38 AM (KZiZ1)

173 138 It's been a few years since I read it, but God Emperor of Dune starts sucking in the back end as all the philosophical crap starts coming out.

That makes sense. I'd read that God Emperor was the most philosophical of the Dune series

The first book has tons of intrigue with the competing houses the cartoonishly evil Harkonnens ("He's a bad man! He molests little boys! See how bad he is!") but after that it's basically Paul and his heirs having spice-fueled acid trips and contemplating eternity.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 24, 2018 10:21 AM (cfSRQ)


Yeah. This. I'm still enjoying them, but Children of Dune took a lot longer to get interesting and had too many sections of weird contemplation.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 24, 2018 10:38 AM (ynUnH)

174 My plan to go into the market to buy dirt to fill in the holes I've dug in the yard will just have to wait.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse

Dig holes during a full moon, you'll have dirt left over! Dig during a new moon, you'll not have enough to fill.

Posted by: Old Farmers Almanak at June 24, 2018 10:38 AM (qmwVL)

175 ... it was written in the late 1970s. EVERYTHING was porn in the late 1970s. And mindblasting drugs

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:38 AM (Xk4Hx)

176 "The Bureaucracy will ensure there is never another Patton!"


Or, contrariwise, every piss-ant bureaucrat thinks he is Patton.Just ball up all of Patton's negatives into one wad of shit, and there they are.

And another thing. Patton was not as iconoclastic as some seem to feel.He had a damned effective staff of his own, they all wrote books, they're in the movie. His bureaucracy worked just as he thought it should. Something to keep in mind as you set sail, corporate-raiding.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 10:40 AM (H5rtT)

177 But I disagree about Stephen; I thought Betany did pretty well.

Well there really wasn't time to show his incompetence with all things in the ship, but what I mean is that someone like John Hurt would have been a much better Stephen. O'Brian describes him as bent, ugly, with bad skin, pale complexion, unpleasant looking, creaky and unpleasant voice, etc. Bettany is a very fine actor but he's far too handsome for the part.

But I get it: this is a movie and a hideous and unpleasant leading man just doesn't work.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:41 AM (39g3+)

178 The only thing I read today is ace of sp5 and a meme on Facebook that says
The fact that jellyfish have existed for millions of years without brains gives hope to many people.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 24, 2018 10:42 AM (myjNJ)

179 I mentioned during the ONT that this book keeps showing up in my Amazon e-mail recommendations:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4yqtoj

It does sound like a good book for fans of beer, whiskey, and baseball.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 10:43 AM (sdi6R)

180 So on the Dead Hen story I read something about gays being upset. DT was for gay marriage before Bhussein or Shillary. WTF?
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It's about the CAKE, dude. Bake the f'ing cake and we'll talk.

Posted by: LGBTQQRSTUV(WXY AND Z) at June 24, 2018 10:43 AM (ty7RM)

181 India as a nation is somewhat suspect. India as a collection of castes is more accurate. The British built India not the Indians.

Yeah its easy to think of India as a single nation but it was a horde of little nations when the British arrived. Kind of like Italy or Germany used to be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:44 AM (39g3+)

182 75 I don't understand why one would need a "feminist" bookstore in Portland.

Doesn't Powell's check off all the necessary boxes?

Posted by: Greece at June 24, 2018 09:41 AM (EZebt)


I'm sure that's a big part of it failing. It's not like you have to go to a 'feminist' bookstore to buy books you can't bet anywhere else. When it started out 25 years ago, it was no doubt counter-cultural, but now feminism is mainstream culture, so there's nothing to be 'counter' against.

Nowadays, a 'counter-cultural' bookstore for women who specialize in books on sewing, knitting, and child-rearing.

Also, sammich-making.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 24, 2018 10:44 AM (UX379)

183 Hunting is good there.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse

I am glad to hear it. Sand hill crane is one of my favourite dishes.If you fix it right.

"Stringy as hell, like a bald eagle..." ---Just the punchline

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 10:44 AM (H5rtT)

184 Just finished S.M. Stirling's Conquistador. Pretty good! And not part of a series, although the ending left the door open for a sequel, he has never written one. Lots of battles, but luscious, gorgeous scenery set in an alternate California compensated (not a battle fan).

Posted by: Miss Sippi at June 24, 2018 10:44 AM (TJQYQ)

185
Only a scientist or vet needs to be that
specific about creatures. Everyone else can get by just fine without
it, and insisting upon these minutae is a bit silly to me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:23 AM (39g3+)


Well, sure. If you are going by feelz. And a Ford is exactly like a Chevrolet if you don't care.

And I'm never going to eat any wild mushrooms you pick either.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 10:45 AM (2K6fY)

186 ...and shirt ironing...

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 10:46 AM (Y9uH4)

187 another anagram for 'Ace of Spades' is 'do a feces spa.'

Sounds like it's right up Punk Monkey's alley.

Posted by: jim at June 24, 2018 10:47 AM (gjGvH)

188 The feminists and the patriarchy are equal. The patriarchy built civilization and the feminists are tearing it down.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

189 When the movie Master and Commander came out I heard it described by a guest on the John Batchellor show as the ultimate movie for middle aged white guys. It wasn't a slam at the movie but praise that it was actually entertaining.

I didn't see it at the theater but have the DVD which I watch a couple of times a year.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 10:47 AM (V+03K)

190 Nicholas A. Christakis @NAChristakis -
Ulugh Beg: medieval Muslim astronomer king who made Samarkand a center of culture & science in 15th C. I've been to this astonishing observatory, built 150yrs before Galileo. Beg also saw fit to educate girls.

This proves that Islam wasn't just a retrograde fo-

He was so enlightened he was assassinated

Well, poop.

https://t.co/ATV1OrglTV

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:47 AM (Xk4Hx)

191 On the casting for Master and Commander, Russell Crowe was pitch perfect for Aubrey. As I read each book, that image of Jack was in my head for every scene.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 24, 2018 10:48 AM (y7DUB)

192 The true source material is The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz.
I read it and I will say that I never wished so strongly for both sides to lose. Even Bernal Diaz seems to feel what was going on was excessive.


Good thing about Diaz' book is that it is in the public domain, so you can get it for free.

Or send me $15.00 and I'll email you my ePub version.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 24, 2018 10:48 AM (UX379)

193 thank you sir may I have another

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was driven out of a movie theater on Saturday as a crowd of protesters surrounded her, shouting, shame on you! and youre a horrible person!

So Prog Agenda for Midterms
Pick on Repub women
Import more MS13
Decrease black wages
Steal $120B annually from citizens to give to illegals

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 10:49 AM (JFO2v)

194 191 On the casting for Master and Commander, Russell Crowe was pitch perfect for Aubrey. As I read each book, that image of Jack was in my head for every scene.
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Agree. James Bond for me is always Sean Connery.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 10:49 AM (vV/gB)

195 As for my reading, I've been reading the McGovan Reader, a collection of short stories written about a detective in Victorian Edinburgh, originally thought to be real life autobiographical tales. They're that well told and believable. Its fascinating reading the very beginnings of detective work and how the job got done back then.

This is one of those forgotten books, as good as Sherlock Holmes and praised very highly at the time, but nobody made any movies or radio shows, and it just slow slid out of the public's consciousness. Now its very difficult to find any copies of the stories which is a shame.

Also, I'm still reading through commentaries on the Psalms. I hit 119 and it took over a month to get through because the book I'm using has side-by-side commentaries by Spurgeon, Calvin, and Matthew Henry. By the end of the third commentary on 119 it was getting to be a bit of a slog, I confess. Now I'm in the Ascents and moving along quite well again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:50 AM (39g3+)

196 A non-book related thought. I listened to Merle Haggard sing Okie from Muskogee this morning. I like the song and agree with the sentiment but times have changed.

At the risk of getting wrist-smacked for going OT on the hoity-toity thread, I have wondered how many of Merle's songs would be considered hate speech these days. "Okie" for sure. "Fighting Side of Me" and "Working Man Blues" certainly. "Big City" probably. What others?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 24, 2018 10:51 AM (7oUUT)

197 Gary Jennings' Aztec is good but suffers from the author being a pervert. Ecch. The Aztecs themselves didn't go in for half the stuff Jennings did.

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Didn't you get the memo? Criticizing perverts is no longer allowed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

198 Has anyone read Amelia by Henry Fielding? I love Fielding but have never read this one.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 10:52 AM (vV/gB)

199
thank you sir may I have another



Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was driven out of a movie theater
on Saturday as a crowd of protesters surrounded her, shouting, shame on
you! and youre a horrible person!



So Prog Agenda for Midterms

Pick on Repub women

Import more MS13

Decrease black wages

Steal $120B annually from citizens to give to illegals

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 10:49 AM (JFO2v)

These people need to start traveling with "bikers for trump" security. Nothing says come get some like a pack of harley dudes carrying axe handles.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 24, 2018 10:52 AM (9Om/r)

200 111 Since so many of you are into detailed military history, can you recommend anything about the Australian coast guard operating in the eastern Meditarranean in World War I? I am doing research on a Brit who lived in Egypt until the 1950s and served as a guide to the Aussies in the First World War. Jennings-Bramly received an M C for his work with the coast guard, but I know nothing about what they were doing exactly in Egypt/Sinai/the Red Sea.
Thanks.
Posted by: Alifa at June 24, 2018 10:02 AM (lWQvp)

If anyone would have such a book, check Naval & Military Press out of the UK. I just got their latest special mailing, on the centenary of WWI - a huge catalog of books just about the war.

www.naval-military-press.com

Posted by: josephistan at June 24, 2018 10:52 AM (ANIFC)

201 Good Morning. Reading "How to Fail At Almost everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams, Dilbert Creator. Really interesting.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at June 24, 2018 10:52 AM (xWmOy)

202 If you are going by feelz. And a Ford is exactly like a Chevrolet if you don't care.

It has nothing to do with feelings or caring. Its about context and need. Nobody needs to know if its a Ford or a Chevy if they're looking for a car to sleep the night in. Nobody needs to know if a mushroom is deadly or safe to eat if they're just photographing a forest. Nobody needs to know if that is a monkey or an ape if they're at the zoo. Its interesting to know, but not important to your life and life is not only short, but has so much to learn and understand that you have to prioritize.

There is probably a German word for being needlessly and excessively specific in language.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:53 AM (39g3+)

203 What does one do when late to the book thread?

Ctrl+F "eris".

Catches one up, that does.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 24, 2018 10:53 AM (fuK7c)

204 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was driven out of a movie theater
on Saturday as a crowd of protesters surrounded her, shouting, shame on
you! and youre a horrible person!

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Do you want a Freikorps? Because this is how you get a Freikorps.

Posted by: josephistan at June 24, 2018 10:54 AM (ANIFC)

205 There is probably a German word for being needlessly and excessively specific in language.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:53 AM (39g3+)

Grammar Nazi?

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at June 24, 2018 10:54 AM (xWmOy)

206 a crowd of protesters surrounded her, shouting"

Actually it was a very few, who should have been mocked for darting out on call...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 24, 2018 10:55 AM (7LY+6)

207 Was watching Captain Horatio Hornblower movie Friday night from CS Forrester's book. But in the movie the two ships coming to battle were sailing towards each other. And took note at one point a sailor put his hand on a cannon and it moved, details M&C didn't overlook.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 10:55 AM (pHfeF)

208 Let me give an example of what I mean about excessively specific.

In my novel Life Unworthy (to bring it around to books), there are a lot of weapons and military things. I tried to take care in describing them differently depending on who was perceiving and using the items. To the Polish widow, that's just a rifle, but to the SS officer, its a Mauser Gewehr-41. They know because they need to know, but the public doesn't need to and has no interest in knowing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:57 AM (39g3+)

209 Agree. James Bond for me is always Sean Connery.
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I have to disagree: Sean Connery is Scottish, for one. Ian Flemming's Bond was an English Gentleman; highly educated, erudite, and elegant. Connery is a great actor, but it's like having a guy with a 'Bama accent play an east coast elite. Pierce Brosnan was actually the most Bond like of the Bonds, IMHO.
Also, I like ALL the Bond movies. Even the Roger Moore versions.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 10:57 AM (ty7RM)

210 This 6th century Lombard warrior got his forearm amputated, perhaps in battle. He got it replaced with a prosthetic.
t.co/TUaR8059Qt

... specifically, the prosthetic was a blade.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:57 AM (Xk4Hx)

211 Well, I'm not sure if this belongs here or on the chess thread but behold:

Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

https://amzn.to/2IkVUNa

Yeah, boy, the Soviets and other commies say they created a classless society and all you need to do is to look at their fashion and art to know it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

212 Agree. James Bond for me is always Sean Connery.

I agree with your agree.






Posted by: Oldsailors poet at June 24, 2018 10:58 AM (xWmOy)

213 We're being asked to go to the Boulder Latinx Festival. where the hashtag is #keepfamiliestogether but it's totes not going to be an antiTrump hatefest youguys.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 10:59 AM (Xk4Hx)

214 209. Roger Moore had the best voice, not just his diction but also its tone.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 10:59 AM (9JLXE)

215 I think I should feel safer at a German Barbarian Festival.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 11:00 AM (Xk4Hx)

216 213 We're being asked to go to the Boulder Latinx Festival. where the hashtag is #keepfamiliestogether but it's totes not going to be an antiTrump hatefest youguys
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Don't eat the food. You will be on the shitter for two days.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 11:00 AM (vV/gB)

217 From last thread:

Charlie Kirk on Twitter: "Did you know: Border patrol just arrested an Iranian national at the border who also had two cell phones and currency from six other countries ."

Valerie Jarrett is on the loose again!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:00 AM (V2Yro)

218 at one point a sailor put his hand on a cannon and it moved, details M&C didn't overlook.

Yeah well Master and Commander's budget was a lot bigger. Sea novels are extremely expensive to film, which is why you don't see very many despite their popularity. M&C didn't really make money (cost $150 million, earned just over $212 million worldwide) even though it was a fairly popular and acclaimed film. They cut a lot of corners in the Hornblower series (although it rarely showed) but it still cost a ton which is why they never finished the series.

Its too bad too, Ioun Stone Griffon is old enough now he'd be a great middle aged Hornblower.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:00 AM (39g3+)

219 I was surprised when I read some of the Bond books, mumble decades ago, that he wasn't really the film Bond.

The first one I read he was dissolute, on an island somewhere, and had to quit drinking and work out for a couple of weeks to get ready for a mission.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 24, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

220 They cut a lot of corners in the Hornblower series (although it rarely showed) but it still cost a ton which is why they never finished the series.
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I would love to see a movie on Captain Morgan's raid on Panama.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 24, 2018 11:02 AM (vV/gB)

221 I have an idea for Kathleen Kennedy. Her next Star Wars project should take place on the high seas. I recommend off the coast of Somalia.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 11:02 AM (Xk4Hx)

222 The recent TV series Black Sails about Caribbean pirates was mostly very good, with great stuff at sea.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:03 AM (pV/54)

223 My Bond Actor list, best to worst:

Timothy Dalton
Sean Connery
Pierce Brosnan*
George Lazenby
Daniel Craig
Roger Moore

(I'm leaving out the spoof Casino Royale which had like 8 people play Bond)

*He'd be lower, but they quit when his films started to get bad, unlike Moore who kept going for five films after they got awful. Although Octopussy wasn't bad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:03 AM (39g3+)

224 Just an FYI, the guy that started Powells was Jewish. I'm surprised that wasn't factored into the demise of the feminist bookstore.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 24, 2018 11:04 AM (Lqy/e)

225 If I had George Soros money,


Speaking of that, does anybody else get those Anderson window commercials in their area ?

They're on 20 - 30 times a day here ! I figure Soros must own that company, I don't see how they can afford all those commercials.

If they wanna impress me, make a commercial with those 2 bums doing some actual work.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 11:06 AM (lBiGz)

226 Yeah, boy, the Soviets and other commies say they created a classless society and all you need to do is to look at their fashion and art to know it.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)


I popped over there and read the blurb. Yeah, that's what the world needs, a progressive 'critique' of the fashion industry, packed full of po-mo/marxist agitprop mumbo jumbo. Ugh.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 24, 2018 11:08 AM (UX379)

227 Rating Bonds can't be separated from the movies they were in.

We can all agree that Moore sucked. Lazenby had a tough outing in a transitional vehicle. I found Dalton and Brosnan boring in derivative vehicles.

Connery for me overall. Craig had the best single outing in Casino Royale as they channeled the best of the early Connery Bonds.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (pV/54)

228 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 10:57 AM (ty7RM)

I thought James Bond was Scottish and French.

I remember his ancestry being mentioned in one of the books....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (wYseH)

229 If you're looking for movies on Asian naval battles, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" was pretty cool.

Posted by: josephistan at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (ANIFC)

230 Its not a trap. Its the difference between information you only need to know as a very specific specialist, and simply being alive on the planet.

It's been a long time since I read Conan Doyle, so I may be remembering a scene from a Holmes movie that wasn't actually in a story. Watson is chiding Holmes for not knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun instead of vice versa. Holmes replies that it's not that he doesn't know, it's just that it doesn't make any practical difference to him so he ignores the knowledge.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (7oUUT)

231 I like watching stuff On Demand on "Xfinity" (Comcast), but the ads they tack on to the shows makes me wonder if my tastes are single middle aged female or they just have no idea how to advertise. I love Forged in Fire, one of the most unapologetically manly shows on television and they bombard it with ads for cosmetics, emotionally manipulative NBC news ads (yes, they advertise for NBC news) and vacation ads.

Thankfully they don't disable fast forward.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (39g3+)

232 JTB- why not try some CBD oil on tour elbow ?

The real stuff, nothing against Mr. Dildo.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 11:10 AM (lBiGz)

233 "Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded"

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I watched celebrity Autopsy about David Bowie the other night. Schizophrenia was rife in his family and there is reason to believe he didn't escape it. For a lengthy period he consumed only milk, red peppers and cocaine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

234 Although Octopussy wasn't bad.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:03 AM (39g3+)


Never could get past the title of that one. It's cheesiness just way too close to, ahem, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine or some of that other crap that Vincent Price laughed all the way to the bank making.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 24, 2018 11:12 AM (UX379)

235 you're looking for movies on Asian naval battles, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" was pretty cool.
Posted by: josephistan at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (ANIFC)

Based on a true story, thou most of the ships were probably troop ships, the fact he was able to do what he did with such a small force.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 24, 2018 11:12 AM (dKiJG)

236 https://twitter.com/junius_64/status/1009808499805773824?s=21

SMOD has a new alternate, although the plan to create a giant god-lobster seems like it might not be ready for 2020.

Posted by: Came a hobo hikin' at June 24, 2018 11:13 AM (VWE5i)

237 Holmes replies that it's not that he doesn't know, it's just that it doesn't make any practical difference to him so he ignores the knowledge.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 24, 2018 11:09 AM (7oUUT)


It's from A Study in Scarlet.

"I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."

Trap sprung, I knew that quote. I automatically lose

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 11:13 AM (fZuhk)

238 The thing is, Moore didn't actually suck as Bond, he just was given such awful stuff that he started treating them as a joke. Like he said he's supposed to be a secret agent, but every bartender on earth knows how he likes his martini mixed? A world-famous secret agent???

And the directors put stupid goofy crap in like Jaws and the sound effects out of a Hanna Barberra cartoon. At his best like in Live and Let Die or For Your Eyes Only, Moore is a great James Bond.

But he's really nothing like the books. Brosnan and especially Dalton were much more like the books (and I agree, the first Craig film). He's a normal, real human being in the novels, just very skilled and good at his job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:13 AM (39g3+)

239 I heard that Sony is going to remake Master and Commander with an all female cast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:13 AM (V2Yro)

240 "On the casting for Master and Commander, Russell Crowe was pitch perfect for Aubrey. "

Great subtle scene when Aubrey and the Kid are describing how the bug disguises itself as a twig to befuddle its enemies, and you can see the light bulb go off in Crowe's eyes.

He has Surprise made to look like a whaler, and an easy prize for the French enemy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:14 AM (pV/54)

241 I saw a library joke the other day.

Guy walks into the library and asks the librarian, "Do you have any books on paranoia?"

Librarian replies, "Behind you."

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 11:15 AM (hMwEB)

242 Never could get past the title of that one.

Yeah and it has crappy Moore Bond moments like the half-a-car chase scene and the goofy sound effects. But under all that is actually a really tight, tense spy story that was surprisingly well told.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:15 AM (39g3+)

243 Well, now that it's a Bond thread...

Craig had the best single outing in Casino Royale as they channeled the best of the early Connery Bonds.


Correct, though it's a shame how bad the subesequent Craig Bond movies have been. Craig is the one Bond who could most convincingly murder you.

Bond movies have never been big on continuity, but the character at least should have some. Remember when Bond meets Vesper on the train for the first time and they size each other up?

She takes him for an orphan who went to good schools on somebody else's money and that's why he has a chip on his shoulder and wears a Saville Row jacket with disdain.

Interesting character point.

So then there's Skyfall and it turns out he's had a mansion in Scotland the whole time and the mansion has employed his own personal Hagrid for 30 years or so.

Doesn't fit. Dumb.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 24, 2018 11:15 AM (fuK7c)

244 Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:13 AM (V2Yro)

In re: music mentioned in this here book thread, Man... or Astro-Man drops your name in one of their covers. You're famous!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbK_pPqWZk8

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 11:16 AM (fZuhk)

245 At his best like in Live and Let Die or For Your Eyes Only, Moore is a great James Bond. "

Live and Let Die was a lot of fun, but that was where the series started to go all Bugs Bunny in the F/X department. Like where at the end, the head baddie blew up into a balloon, floated up to the ceiling, and exploded.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:16 AM (V2Yro)

246 Guy walks into the library and asks the librarian, "Do you have any books on paranoia?"

Librarian replies, "Behind you."
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 11:15 AM (hMwEB)


"Do you have any books on turtles?"
"Hardback?"
"Yeah, with little heads?"

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 11:17 AM (fZuhk)

247 I thought James Bond was Scottish and French.
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Mostly correct; I just looked it up: he had a Scottish Father, and a Swiss mother. Orphaned at age 11, so I stand corrected. Connery was perfect to play Bond. Also, in one of the last movies Craig retreats to his family home in the Scottish Highlands, and it gets systematically destroyed.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 24, 2018 11:17 AM (ty7RM)

248 I agree RE: Aubrey, he was wonderful in the role, and I like how they depicted him as being subtly overweight. Aubrey was never shockingly fat, but he was never a svelte figure (well, except as a midshipman).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:19 AM (39g3+)

249 Last week, OM published a word I'd sent him "aibohohibia" defined as the irrational fear of palindromes, which is supposed to be itself a palindrome.

I only got to read the thread that evening, and several commenters pointed out that the word as published was not, in fact, a palindrome, and should be spelled "aibohphobia". You are correct.

OM spelled it as I sent it to him. The misspelling is on me, not him.

I apologize to anyone who may have been offended, triggered, made distraught, and most sincerely, considered thinking deprecating thoughts about OM. Any such thoughts should be directed toward me.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (DMUuz)

250 Never read a James Bond book, even as a young reader. Connery is best hands down for me but liking Craig more each time.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (pHfeF)

251 Mostly correct; I just looked it up: he had a Scottish Father, and a Swiss mother.

He has French ancestors, one a rather famous painter. Vernet I think it is.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (39g3+)

252 Although the Librarian was turned into an Orangutan by a book (or portion thereof) it wasn't stored in the Library and was just passing through.

Bonus question: Where was the Librarian born?

Posted by: jakee308 at June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (psHEv)

253 I heard that Sony is going to remake Master and Commander with an all female cast.

Posted by: Tom Servo


Are they gonna smash their ships into each other like they do in our navy ?

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 11:21 AM (lBiGz)

254 I denounce myself.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 24, 2018 11:20 AM (DMUuz)

50 lashes with a wet noodle!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 11:21 AM (hMwEB)

255 Reading GoldFinger was so strange and I liked how there was an explanation of the Gold standard and the pound. This book is probably considered racist today because of they way it describes Koreans working for GoldFinger.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 24, 2018 11:21 AM (dKiJG)

256 He has French ancestors, one a rather famous painter. Vernet I think it is.

Never mind, I'm thinking of Sherlock Holmes. My mistake.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:21 AM (39g3+)

257 Ian Fleming hated the choice of Connery at first. He was thinking of a young David Niven.

But when he saw that Connery worked, he revealed Bond's ancestry as Scottish and Swiss in a later novel.

You never go full Scottish.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM (pV/54)

258 also I noted that 'aibohphobia' is impossible in Greek since there's no standalone letter H, just an aspirant diacritic.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM (Xk4Hx)

259 Breaking Leaking news!

A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.

The landlord, who was seeking $2,200, claimed the marble floor had been damaged by urine.

But the Duesseldorf judge ruled that the man's method was within cultural norms, saying "urinating standing up is still common practice".

There is some debate in Germany about whether men should sit or stand to pee.

https://bbc.in/2yCvXsH

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

260 there is a series based on Ian Fleming on Netflix
haven't watched it yet

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM (hMwEB)

261 Like where at the end, the head baddie blew up into a balloon, floated up to the ceiling, and exploded.

Yeah it was kind of headed in that direction with Diamonds are Forever, with a slight detour with the underrated On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It really is too bad that Lazenby decided he wanted to become a hippie because he was very good with Bond.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM (39g3+)

262 We are men 'who pisseth against the wall'. It says so in the Bible.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 11:24 AM (Xk4Hx)

263
There is probably a German word for being needlessly and excessively specific in language.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 10:53 AM (39g3+)


Language is a tool. It allows us to describe and transmit information to others and allows us to describe an objective reality. It also allows us to choose the level of detail instead of forcing us to be vague through only being able to handle generalities.

Sloppy language creates muddy thinking and allows spurious, inexact and false reasoning. Sloppy language is used continually to hide actions and provide false pretexts.

Identifying sloppy language is essential in parsing your way through lies and false premises. It also allows you to identify sloppy thinking and once you do that you can either tailor a message to address that, or identify a bias in the person you are communicating with and use that as a tool for providing information around the biases.
(I hate saying "one does that" by the way because it sounds pretentious. I am not pointing my finger at you, Christopher, just trying to find a third person term that is easy to use)

Inexact language use and muddy thinking also leads to poor prose, where the reader winds getting stuck in the words instead of getting enmeshed in the plot and characters.
To drag it to the ultimate absurdity: if the only term available for domestic animals is cow and cattle, readers are going to spend too much time wondering where the home cured ham came from, and why some of the cattle live on the porch and bark.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 11:24 AM (2K6fY)

264 there is a series based on Ian Fleming on Netflix

I haven't watched it yet, because the description sounds like ridiculous fiction when its supposed to be biographical. Fleming was an academic, a pinhead, and his work in WW2 was more Q than 007. He had great ideas -- and crazy ones -- but was not some active special secret agent in the field. The most danger he ever got into was as a Reuters reporter before the war.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:24 AM (39g3+)

265 Seems Laurens Mother didn't find too much to her liking.

She had more codes for bad stuff than good.

I would not think she was easy to get along with.

Very particular. And nuanced.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 24, 2018 11:25 AM (psHEv)

266 We are men 'who pisseth against the wall'. It says so in the Bible.

That made me flash back to Obadiah Hakeswill from the Sharpes series, who was fond of saying "says so in the scriptures!"

Although unlike you, he was inevitably wrong and misquoting the Bible, if not inventing things whole cloth.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:26 AM (39g3+)

267 Rambling Wreck was awesome follow up to the Hidden Truth. I eagerly await the third in the alternate history where al gore won in 2000.

Posted by: Dread0 at June 24, 2018 11:26 AM (Bptbo)

268 why some of the cattle live on the porch and bark.

" Hey ! That's my wife buddy !"

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 11:26 AM (lBiGz)

269 Leaking news!


Note the date.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 24, 2018 11:27 AM (fuK7c)

270 I have lately been reading James Ellroy's works. Most of them are noir books about crime(s) in '40s-'50s Los Angeles. Two of his books have been made into motion pictures -- The Black Dahlia and LA Confidential. The former adaptation is better than some critics believe, while the latter enjoyed critical and commercial success.
At the moment I am reading "Arthur Rex, a Legendary Novel," by Thomas Berger," another fine writer with some successful Hollywood adaptations to his credit as well, "Little. Big Man" the most famous. Berger's work is as splendidly droll as Ellroy's is painfully dark. I recommend both writers without reservation.

Posted by: Niall Brennan at June 24, 2018 11:28 AM (HcNNC)

271 Green Acres is on.


barrel

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 11:28 AM (lBiGz)

272 Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 11:24 AM (2K6fY)

Have you read/are you familiar with Neal Stephenson's Anathem, and if so, how do you feel about the language created for the book?

Or constructed languages in general, I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 11:28 AM (fZuhk)

273
Yeah it was kind of headed in that direction with Diamonds are Forever, with a slight detour with the underrated On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

There's an obscure little bit of "Diamonds are Forever" that always cracks my wife and I up. When the final assault on the oil rig begins, there's this very distinctive and dramatic Attack! music that plays through the entire scene.

My wife grew up in Shreveport, and she told me that TV 3 used that as it's opening news theme for 20 years. It's perfect - it's exactly the piece of music you could see Ron Burgundy picking for his newscast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:29 AM (V2Yro)

274 I liked Dalton as Bond

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 11:29 AM (hMwEB)

275 also I noted that 'aibohphobia' is impossible in Greek since there's no standalone letter H, just an aspirant diacritic.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 11:22 AM


So, we should aspire to emulate the Greeks, because there would be no H8 that Agape, Ludus, Philia and Eros would have to Trump!

Posted by: Philautia Phreshman, 'Studies' Major & SJW-in-training at June 24, 2018 11:30 AM (DMUuz)

276 Read John Ringo's The Last Centurion this week enjoyed it quite a bit. So much so that I think I will reread it this week.

It is a kind of Apocalypse novel or at least near Apocalypse novel and not really gore filled (however in parts very violent) but it is frightening because he makes it seem plausible.

Posted by: Big V at June 24, 2018 11:30 AM (ZvLtE)

277 I'm getting ready to plunge into The Art of the Deal because people keep referring to it in regard to PDT's decisions.

And speaking of censoring speech, my FB was lit up this morning because a young man was taking a 2nd amendment sticker off a lady's truck in the Meijers parking lot. The bastard took off on a bike before she could get his license or anything. People are fighting mad on FB.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 11:30 AM (/+bwe)

278 Many silly talking heads on Sunday Morning Shows. Recurring theme is that Trump is a poopyhead that will destroy the R party. We need a Uniter not a Divider!

None will acknowledge that the D party wants half the country to just FOAD already, and Hillary made that perfectly clear.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:31 AM (pV/54)

279 Timothy Dalton was ruined as Bond because they decided to make Miami Vice: the 007 movie! Its too bad, too because he was so good at the role and is an amazing actor.

He is so hilarious in Hot Fuzz.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:34 AM (39g3+)

280 278 Many silly talking heads on Sunday Morning Shows. Recurring theme is that Trump is a poopyhead that will destroy the R party. We need a Uniter not a Divider!"

I've realized how pointless the Sunday morning shows are - they're just Washington talking to Washington. I'd put good money that at most 1% of the voters in this country ever know about anything that is said on any of them.

No one out here cares what they say anymore. We're done with that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:35 AM (V2Yro)

281 That top 100 list of Sci-Fi inspired songs had zero Blue Oyster Cult songs.

The person compiling it was obviously very, very young.

There's "Black Blade", written by Michael Moorcock himself. There's "Godzilla", "Nosferatu", "Golden Age of Leather", and a ton others.

The one I can't understand being left out is Veteran of The Psychic Wars:

https://youtu.be/k3nTaL31OkU

It's a march. Great song.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 24, 2018 11:36 AM (c1VpD)

282 I read all the James Bond books when the first movie came out. The books were much better than the movies. But that is normal.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 24, 2018 11:37 AM (mpXpK)

283 278
Many silly talking heads on Sunday Morning Shows. Recurring theme is
that Trump is a poopyhead that will destroy the R party. We need a
Uniter not a Divider!



None will acknowledge that the D party wants half the country to just FOAD already, and Hillary made that perfectly clear.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:31 AM (pV/54)

The Sunday morning talk shows went to shit 50 years ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 24, 2018 11:39 AM (mpXpK)

284 She had more codes for bad stuff than good.

There are more ways for stuff to be bad than to be good.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 24, 2018 11:40 AM (7oUUT)

285
Connery was the only Bond imho. A prize winning bodybuilder before chosen to be in the Bond movies. A fit and well defined 'attainable' level of physique for most men, not the garish, bulging level of a Schwarzenegger.

Connery was the guy that men saw reflected in the mirror. A very out of focus, steamed up mirror, for most.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 11:40 AM (LOgQ4)

286 Dalton is a real actor. Apparently immune to aging, because he (along with Hannibal Lector) was in A Lion in Winter in something like 1968.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 24, 2018 11:40 AM (fuK7c)

287 The one I can't understand being left out is Veteran of The Psychic Wars:

https://youtu.be/k3nTaL31OkU

It's a march. Great song."

Love that song, one of their best!

Another sci-fi song by BOC - "Astronomy"

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:40 AM (V2Yro)

288 @125 The Comnene Dynasty gave a good go at it after Manzikert. The 4th Crusade and the Venetians sacking Constantinople didn't help things out much, though.
----------------

I've got a book about the history of Venice. It opens with the leaders of the upcoming Fourth Crusade approachung Venice to place an order for a huge quantity of ships...

(For those unaware, Venice built the ships. The Fourth Crusade didn't get the expected manpower... or money to pay for the ships.)

Posted by: juniorj at June 24, 2018 11:41 AM (/y4g1)

289 Yeah the Bond books are amazing. And I am comforted by their sales and historical profile. Ian Fleming was so disappointed and frustrated with the sales that he killed Bond off at the end of one of the books. Why keep writing a series about a character nobody seemed to care about or want to buy?

But it was just then that the books suddenly took off and became popular.

And he chose "James Bond" because it was such a bland, forgettable, typical British name. Bond, James Bond is like Smith, John Smith. Except not now, its one of the most famous names in the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:41 AM (39g3+)

290 234 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 24, 2018 11:12 AM (UX379)


This is off-topic but in case you are still here. Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr7_QfoALPg

From chess-base India and kind of cute.

Pragg is a GM at 12y 10m 13d

Only Karjakin managed it younger. Carlsen was 13+.


Posted by: Off the reservation at June 24, 2018 11:42 AM (vWMNq)

291 286 Dalton is a real actor. Apparently immune to aging, because he (along with Hannibal Lector) was in A Lion in Winter in something like 1968."

Well you know he's not just a Time Lord, he's Rassilon, chief of all of the Time Lords.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 11:43 AM (V2Yro)

292 From yesterday
Royalist who want the anointed to lead the unwashed masses

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 11:44 AM (pHfeF)

293 Original source of that wonderful Librarian image:

https://ka-kind.deviantart.com/art/discworld-library-142290850

Posted by: MW at June 24, 2018 11:45 AM (hNTtn)

294 The best history of the conquest of Mexico I know of is William H. Prescott's _History of the Conquest of Mexico. He wrote it in the 1840s, basically as soon as the Mexican Revolution made it possible for an outsider to get at the archives. Despite being almost 200 years old it's very readable.

It's also fun to read Bernal Diaz's memoir _The True History of the Conquest of New Spain_, which is mostly his eyewitness account. He does work in a little score-settling with people who had died before he wrote it, but that's interesting, too.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 11:46 AM (8c54+)

295 From Dear Lauren's twitter feed:

"How can we be tearing children away from parents at our borders?"

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 24, 2018 10:26 AM (di1hb)

Well, you have to be careful not to dislocate an arm or leg while you are pulling. Hair is good, if it's long enough and they don't have a nutritional deficiency where it comes out in clumps. I've found that the easiest way to do it is to throw a dollar bill in the air to distract the mother and, while she chases it, offer some loaded pizza to the child. They will follow you anywhere.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 24, 2018 11:46 AM (9BLnV)

296 One of the things I like about this place is that people appreciate Blue Oyster Cult. Too many people only know it from the "more cowbell" skit and that makes Mr Hand turn into Mr Fist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:47 AM (39g3+)

297 The Sunday Morning Shows often show the MSM agenda for the week. Yes, it's DC on DC, but MSM still has oversized influence.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:48 AM (pV/54)

298 IIRC The name James Bond was taken from an author of a book on English Gardening.

Fleming wanted the most boring name he could think of.

Posted by: Big V at June 24, 2018 11:49 AM (ZvLtE)

299 As to the canals of Mars being "settled science" when Percival Lowell was writing, I've got some bad news for you. Astronomers of the day regarded Lowell as a well-heeled crackpot. They weren't going to come out and say it, because he had a nice habit of endowing observatories to look for canals on Mars, but he was the only astronomer actually talking about the canals as artificial structures.

Lowell was VERY popular among newspaper reporters, because he knew how to work a press conference and his theories were good copy. They sometimes called him "Professor" Lowell, but his actual title was "Mr. Can-Afford-To-Buy-Observatories."

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 11:49 AM (8c54+)

300 I would assume there is a market for John Julius Norwich's Byzantium Trilogy, so I'm surprised it hasn't been re-published in paperback....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 24, 2018 11:49 AM (y8Foj)

301 95 - I have read Silver John and really enjoyed it. A lot of the stories are available for free online.

Currently I'm reading the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronson. Urban fantasy police procedurals with a lot of detail about the history of London thrown in. I'm really enjoying them.

Posted by: Dr Alice at June 24, 2018 11:49 AM (LaT54)

302 Trump is a poopyhead that will destroy the R party."

In other words, he's being effective, and the Dims are flailing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 24, 2018 11:50 AM (7LY+6)

303 True story. Patti Smith the punker nearly joined Blue Oyster Cult, after writing lyrics for a few of their songs.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 11:52 AM (pV/54)

304 A quick advisory for members of the Horde: there is a GOOD Red Hen -- the online Red Hen Bookshop, run by a very nice young lady from Hannibal, Mo. whose ultimate goal is to one day open a brick and mortar bookstore. She offers a variety of titles for all ages. I've met her, her husband and kids and they are great folks. Check them out at theredhenbookshop.com.

Posted by: Secret Square at June 24, 2018 11:53 AM (9WuX0)

305 Tom Servo: that dramatic bit of James Bond music also turns up in Moonraker, and I think in some of the other movies as well. It's called "007" and was written by John Barry, the main music guy for the series. He was hoping it might replace the original Bond theme, especially since he was involved in a dispute with another composer over who actually wrote the Bond theme.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 24, 2018 11:53 AM (8c54+)

306 299 ... Astronomers of the day regarded Lowell as a well-heeled crackpot. ...


At least Menzel was polite enough not to mention that ...

... and there are still 9 planets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell#Pluto

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 24, 2018 11:54 AM (vWMNq)

307 Timothy Dalton was ruined as Bond because they decided to make Miami Vice: the 007 movie! Its too bad, too because he was so good at the role and is an amazing actor.

He is so hilarious in Hot Fuzz.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 11:34 AM (39g3+)

Has anyone ever noticed that the James Bond films through the years seem to absorb--and then mirror- what else is simultaneously going on pop culture and film? Like how Live and Let Die had a Shaft-like 'blaxpoitation" angle, and the follow up, "Man With the Golden Gun" had a Southern Sheriff and a Mob subtext and "Moonraker" just happened to come out just after "Star Wars?"

Posted by: JoeF. at June 24, 2018 11:57 AM (y8Foj)

308 that dramatic bit of James Bond music also turns up in Moonraker, and I think in some of the other movies as well. It's called "007" and was written by John Barry, the main music guy for the series.

Always sounded like something from Star Trek to me. I can practically see Kirk doing his patented double fist overhead strike

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

309 nood

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:02 PM (fZuhk)

310 Or constructed languages in general, I guess.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 11:28 AM (fZuhk)


Never read Neil Stephenson, I have seen the books in the store but they never appealed to me enough to get them.
I remember trying to get my head around M A Foster's Ler language from Warriors of Dawn and Day of the Klesh, since that was a completely regular and modular language where you pulled a root from a concept (roots were pulled form earth, water, air, and fire groupings), and then added specific modifiers to place it in time but my brain squeaked about that tiem and I gave it up. That seemed to be a language based around a philosophic grouping of noun-roots with a series of modifiers like proto indo-european (PIE) case endings tacked on as suffixes, but it seemed terribly convoluted and more like something a computer would create.

I find some of the created languages to be overly efficient, far to trimmed down for speed, and uninteresting.

I deal with lots people who have English as a second language and I have done a lot of phone work over bad phone lines, and the thing that comes up more than anything is reduplication is used as a method of ensuring correct transmission of ideas. English tends to give multiple hints to sentence meaning, especially the main concept and when it occurs, through structure and word order. That is, we tend to add things in, that grammatically could be left out, to make sure the information is transmitted. This helps when there are multiple things vying for attention or there is something physical or otherwise that might drown out the message.

It is something we do as native speakers, but ESL speakers try to trim things down to be efficient, or because their birth tongue doesn't see that particular reduplication as important. They leave it off, and that causes some confusion when the tags pre-shadowing or reduplicating information aren't there, especially against a "noisy" background.

Also, at least in Indo-European tongues, there is alliteration and structural similarities between similar concepts because the similar concepts all came from identifiable PIE roots. A "growed" language has that, but an invented language may not.
The Ler language I mentioned above tries to address that by making the roots explicit in understanding the language, but I found the philosophic basis for the grouping was beyond what I could grasp so I let it go and read on.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 12:06 PM (2K6fY)

311 Thanks for the signal boost for A Rambling Wreck! This week, I'm reading Peter Grant's space opera, An Airless Storm, Book 2 in his Cochrane's Company Trilogy. Next up in my queue is The Powers of the Earth by Travis J. I. Corcoran.

Posted by: Hans G. Schantz at June 24, 2018 12:07 PM (1pQvR)

312 I'll Play:

Best 007's

Connery, of course is the first and who we grew up on.
Daniel Craig - Cold blooded killer. After all, that's what 00's are all about
Roger Moore for his first two, until it descended into camp comedy.

Then there is the rest. Meh.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (Y9uH4)

313 Reading "The Life in Christ" by Nicholas Cabasilas who lived in the 14th century and was a Orthodox monk and probably a priest as well

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (O5K3f)

314 281
That top 100 list of Sci-Fi inspired songs had zero Blue Oyster Cult songs.



The person compiling it was obviously very, very young.



There's "Black Blade", written by Michael Moorcock himself. There's
"Godzilla", "Nosferatu", "Golden Age of Leather", and a ton others.



The one I can't understand being left out is Veteran of The Psychic Wars:



https://youtu.be/k3nTaL31OkU



It's a march. Great song.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 24, 2018 11:36 AM (c1VpD)

THIS x 1 million.
"Monsters" from Cultosaurus Erectus, "The Great Sun Jester", The Vigil, ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, for fvck's sake! LOL). And on and on.
Sigh.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (8iiMU)

315 I'm reading a book about a commenter on a snarky blog who solves a murder mystery by eliciting information from other commenters in the blog's gardening thread.

It's called "Better Holmes and Gardens".

The murder victim was kill at some kind of school, where crayons are common and basic arithmetic and reading skills are taught. And the murderer seems servile, but on a personal basis.

Can anyone figure this one out?

Posted by: Minuteman at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (XNROm)

316 I think more than half of Blue Oyster Cult's songs were fantasy or sci fi in origin and theme, even back in their crappy heavy metal phase.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 24, 2018 12:11 PM (39g3+)

317 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OBs6S1lW_Q

Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll!

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 24, 2018 12:14 PM (pV/54)

318 Insomniac-

If you're in here, or out there, or writing your autobiography entitled "My Life as an Undercover Gigolo", by I.N.S. Omniac, just know that we're all pulling for you.

Mebbe not the 'Ettes so much.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 12:17 PM (lBiGz)

319 Never read Neil Stephenson, I have seen the books in the store but they never appealed to me enough to get them.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 12:06 PM (2K6fY)


He's one of my favorites. He certainly has flaws, but I find the pages-long parenthetical digressions and done-shat-out-a-thesaurus vocabulary oddly compelling, if you can imagine. He's wordy, but he does take care with his work. If I had a better idea of what you read, I could offer some recommendations. The novels are the kind where an author has Big Important Opinions about something and then wraps a story around it - Snow Crash is about neurolinguistics, Cryptonomicon is more about currency and banking, Anathem is about Platonic epistemology, and so on.

In Anathem, the language isn't complete - he doesn't build a grammar or syntax or anything, he makes up words that sound almost like Greek- or Latin-derived English, but not quite. It's the orthography, not the whole language. And since the world it's set in is almost but not quite Earth, you can catch onto the parallels pretty quickly. For the first hundred pages, it's infuriating and you have to look up definitions in the glossary, but about twelve hundred pages in you catch on and by about halfway through it's so logical that you get annoyed when people don't know what you're talking about in ordinary speech.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:17 PM (fZuhk)

320 Thought I was the only one who liked Timothy Dalton as Bond.

Definitely in the top two.

Too bad he didn't get a primo Bond script and his run was cut short.


If I'm remembering correctly from the books, I think Bond is described as looking a bit like Hoagy Carmichael.

So, take your pick of who looks most like Ian Fleming's Bond.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 24, 2018 12:18 PM (ZSkht)

321 The murder victim was kill at some kind of school,
where crayons are common and basic arithmetic and reading skills are
taught. And the murderer seems servile, but on a personal basis.



Can anyone figure this one out?
Posted by: Minuteman at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (XNROm)


His name is Lobby Ludd and I demand my five Pounds!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 12:19 PM (2K6fY)

322 There is only one Bond and Sean Connery is his prophet.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 24, 2018 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)

323 Boulder Bookstore got Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain by Brian Catlos.

Catlos wrote an excellent book on the crusades, and this one looks like it is similar. fair to all sides: not just Christian / Muslim, but also Arab / Berber (this is the division that really killed Andalus)

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (8Y36w)

324 Re: Norwich: When I wanted to get his books on Sicily for my husband and found them too spendy o Amazon, I went to Abebooks.com and found them as new paperbacks, either $12 or $13 and I think free shipping. Worth trying for the Byzantium books.

Since Amazon owns Abebooks you'd think their lists would be available on Amazon's lists of used books. But not at least for Norwich.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at June 24, 2018 12:23 PM (Kr0FZ)

325 On the Top 100 SF songs-

They left the output of Hawkwind entirely out.

How could that happen?

Their entire catalog is pretty much one SF-inpsired song after another.

Like so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK5wYYPnePM

Posted by: naturalfake at June 24, 2018 12:24 PM (ZSkht)

326 also here: Diogenes Laertius tr. Pamela Mensch, The Lives Of The Eminent Philosophers.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 12:28 PM (8Y36w)

EMT 06/24/18

EMT: Fortified with Victamins.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 For strong minds

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:00 AM (8ikIW)

2 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 06:01 AM (GNCPT)

3 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:01 AM (pHfeF)

4 And what we are seeing is that Republicans and conservatives will get no safe spaces.


You think you can have a pleseant night out with your family at a restaurant or movie?

Think again.


You will be hounded at every turn.


The left has a near infinent street army at their disposal.


This army isn't centrally controlled per se but know what is expected and what actions to take for all ocasions.


Truly frightnening third world stuff.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:02 AM (UfMVm)

5 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:04 AM (hyuyC)

6 Update on the non working fridge working freezer. I got it back to life with a hair dryer to the coils in the freezer. This defrosted it so cool air gets into the fridge part. Meanwhile the wife went and purchased a new one. Should be delivered Wednesday. The place we bought it from is an appliance dealer, and they provided us with a free loaner until the new one gets delivered. Price for the fridge is the exact same price as Home Depot, which I'm sure would not provide a loaner. All the food is good.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:05 AM (8ikIW)

7
She then huddled with the staff, many who took issue with the White House on a number of issues and some who are gay, and asked them if they thought Sanders should go.

To cite the source I mentioned in ONT:

https://www.mediaite.com/online/red-hen-owner-who-booted-sarah-
sanders-speaks-out-would-absolutely-do-it-again/

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 06:05 AM (LOgQ4)

8 Kreplach

As always, head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:05 AM (hyuyC)

9 @5

Sadly, I don't think that's possible.

They literally have the long knives out for us.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:06 AM (UfMVm)

10 She then huddled with the staff, many who took issue with the White House on a number of issues and some who are gay, and asked them if they thought Sanders should go

I read the article, but it does not say why the gay people don't like Sanders. They have a lot of gay illegal aliens they want across the border?

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:07 AM (8ikIW)

11 The best situation would be if you are very well-trained, tall, had a golden skin tone combined with a large income in gold from Central America.

With five friends to surround you at all times, like an ape-like chemist, a tall well-dressed lawyer, a large-fisted Civil Engineer, a wiry paleontologist, and a pale looking electrical engineer, you can make it anywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:09 AM (hyuyC)

12 Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:07 AM

Bring 'em young isn't just a university.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 06:09 AM (LOgQ4)

13 Bring 'em young isn't just a university.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic

Heh. I don't get why the gays hate Trump!. They thought they could do a makeover TV show with SHillary if she was elected?

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:11 AM (8ikIW)

14 Morning everyone. The dog had to do his business early so we are up at this cow milking hour. Of course, once he is done in the yard and fed he will be asleep in five seconds. Oh well. So here I am, slurping that first cup of coffee.

Unless I'm going fishing, zero dark thirty sucks. At least the sun is shining and not the overcast sky we've had for the last two weeks.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 06:11 AM (V+03K)

15 And this is a perfect illustration of how the left deconstitutionalizes what it doesn't like and constitutionalizes what it does.


Apparently the first amendment doesn't protect religious motivations for denying service but political considerations are just fine.


If Sarah would take it to court she would more than likely refuse.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:11 AM (UfMVm)

16 Kreplach

Of course they do. I want them to think "Ya know, I'm just not affecting that guy."

But to us brothers here: I could not sleep tonight. I had a lot to think over, and I am not liking the conclusions I am coming to.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:12 AM (hyuyC)

17 Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:05 AM (8ikIW)

Congrat's on the new beer fridge!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at June 24, 2018 06:12 AM (u56bl)

18 Okay new rules. Any place of business has to post outside the establishment in all of the 14 different languages the people they will and won't serve. Failure to do so...A night in the box

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:13 AM (8ikIW)

19 Guy with a MAGA hat got tossed and the law was fine with that maybe 6 mo ago.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:14 AM (pHfeF)

20 Kreplach

The courts have been gone as a recourse since Watergate. We have to be more creative.

The long pole in the tent is how to move freely and unrecognized in a panopticon society.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:14 AM (hyuyC)

21 Good morning all!
I have seen videos of the Antifa little Billy Bad Asses terrorizing people until a bunch of older, alpha men show up and beat them senseless. Then they scatter and scream like little girls. I think that they are mostly bark, little bite.

Posted by: jmel at June 24, 2018 06:14 AM (OeWgo)

22 Pancakes are out, no mix. Coffee is done finally.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:15 AM (pHfeF)

23 I'm fluent in Morse code. Always thought it was a mostly useless skill... but I guess I can decode ONTs from time to time.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at June 24, 2018 06:15 AM (zHjIL)

24 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 24, 2018 06:15 AM (KCxzN)

25 Congrat's on the new beer fridge!
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs

Great minds think alike. I was thinking of having the delivery guys put the old one in the garage this morning. I could handle the "not wanna defrost" problem by just turning it off for 24 hours every so often and leave the doors closed. Problem is, space in the garage is tight.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:16 AM (8ikIW)

26 If we want a secret code we just write out notes in cursive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:16 AM (hyuyC)

27 French Grand prix pre race starts at 9:30 on ESPN 2

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:17 AM (pHfeF)

28 Pancakes are out, no mix. Coffee is done finally.
Posted by: Skip

Well heck. Coffee and apples doesn't sound near as good

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:18 AM (8ikIW)

29 @13

Homos are metal defectives and uniformally leftist.

That is all you need to figure out the gay animosity.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:20 AM (UfMVm)

30 Of F&F coming up a Mad Max telling I'm guessing Trump administration officials they are not going to be allowed in public to go in peace.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:21 AM (pHfeF)

31 Why don't Death Squads like Jehovah's witnesses?

Death Squads don't like ANY witnesses.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:21 AM (hyuyC)

32 Skip, do you have the flour, etc. to make pancakes from scratch? Only takes a couple of minutes.

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 06:22 AM (V+03K)

33 Going to go with hard boiled eggs and toast

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:23 AM (pHfeF)

34 Oh I could make them from scratch, have all I need but not that much energy.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:26 AM (pHfeF)

35 I think that they are mostly bark, little bite.

Posted by: jmel at June 24, 2018 06:14 AM (OeWgo)


They are dangerous in numbers, a hungry pack of unthinking jackals, just like a certain other minority population that 'dindu nuffin' after they attack in a wilding pack.

Yes, they will scatter when they are stood up to, screaming like little girls for The Man to protect them, but don't forget Bicycle Lock prof. That guy should have been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon and with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 06:28 AM (8lsuS)

36 have all I need but not that much energy.
Posted by: Skip

Time for you to get an illegal in the kitchen.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:28 AM (8ikIW)

37 At AT Clarice Feldman has a artical up Kidtrina

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:30 AM (pHfeF)

38 Local paper is full of USA Today news (online, Gannett) I'm suppose to boycott all those stores who sell Trump wine, like the Wegmans supermarket, etc. I'll get right on that.

Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 06:30 AM (xCRLV)

39 Time for you to get an illegal in the kitchen.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:28 AM (8ikIW)


Out of work, illegal Mexican weather girls wearing skimpy tops. They may not be able to cook, but who cares?

Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 06:31 AM (8lsuS)

40 I am probably the one here working around the most illegals, I don't want more.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:32 AM (pHfeF)

41 On right now, before the Formula One, is...

American Cornhole League

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:32 AM (8ikIW)

42 Good news. As of 3 am on Saturday, nobody shot and killed in Chicago.

Well, there was 11 wounded, but nobody killed!

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:36 AM (8ikIW)

43 Hope Trump who is campaigning for Senators comes to Pa, someday would like to go to a rally.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:37 AM (pHfeF)

44 They are dangerous in numbers, a hungry pack of unthinking jackals,
Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 06:28 AM (8lsuS)

Whoa, they're just pancakes. Skip says he just doesn't feel like making them from scratch. It'll be ok.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 06:42 AM (fZuhk)

45 @30

Apparently not, the orders came from fascist central that Trump officials are to be harassed and assailed at every opportunity in the public square.


You will bake that cake Christian but the left gets to discriminate with impunity.


This situation is intolerable.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:44 AM (UfMVm)

46 Whoa, they're just pancakes. Skip says he just doesn't feel like making them from scratch. It'll be ok.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 06:42 AM (fZuhk)

At the church pancake breakfast we have occasionally, we use nothing but the best . What ever is on sale that week...I actually like McD's frozen pancakes and sausage, I must have poor taste buds.

Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 06:46 AM (xCRLV)

47 29 @13

Homos are metal defectives and uniformally leftist.

That is all you need to figure out the gay animosity.
Posted by: Kreplach



I saw Metal Defectives open for The Cult at the Civic Arean in '88.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 24, 2018 06:47 AM (Tcxb+)

48 This situation is intolerable.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:44 AM (UfMVm)


An updated version of 'intolerable acts' with us deplorables starring as the rebels. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 06:49 AM (8lsuS)

49
I guess if the wait staff and kitchen crew have any gay members and they might make the decision as to whether you're served or not, it might make sense to dress a little flamboyantly.

In other words, don we now our gay apparel.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 06:50 AM (LOgQ4)

50
Someone needs to ask Chuckie and Nan if the Democrats approve of this harassment administration officials in their homes and at private activitis. The answer will be something like, "Harumpf, well if they engage in inhumane acts they should expect this."

And so off to Mass. Later, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 24, 2018 06:50 AM (LsBY9)

51 Presumably the Red Hen was a 5 star Yelp! joint. Yesterday afternoon they were down to 3 stars with many negative comments. Heh.

New Rules, bitches.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 06:53 AM (iiixZ)

52 40 HaHA i tink not gringito
If the illegals go back half the k-12 schools in socali are gonna have to be closed

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 24, 2018 06:53 AM (9TR2V)

53 Apparently leftist political speech is the only constitutionally protected speech.

If you are conservative, you will not be allowed to speak on campus, you will not be able to dine or go to a movie, you will not be allowed to live your life out and proud, to borrow a phrase from the homos.

This situation is untenable.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 06:54 AM (UfMVm)

54 The squeaky hole gets the grease. or sumtin like that.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 06:57 AM (UdKB7)

55 @51

New rules should include ICE raids, health inspections, etc.


This fascist bullshit the left is unleashing needs to smashed to smithereens and defeated so thoroughly that they will never attempt it again.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 07:00 AM (UfMVm)

56 Morning everyone. Back home in North 'Bama after a week in San Jose, CA. Weather is nice there but the bat shit lefties have turned it into shit hole.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at June 24, 2018 07:01 AM (8ZeGS)

57 The Red Hen sits it a pretty blue part of VA. The owners and staff have stepped in the shit and will regret it. Many online (Twatter) have suggested health inspections, fire inspections, etc. The restaurant's ratings have suffered.

But, principles.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 07:05 AM (iiixZ)

58 Not blue, red, damn it.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 07:06 AM (iiixZ)

59 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:06 AM (EyPfd)

60 Shit's about to get interesting...in't it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:07 AM (EyPfd)

61 Hey VIA.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 07:07 AM (fZuhk)

62 When is enough, enough with these blue lefty fvckwits?

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at June 24, 2018 07:07 AM (8ZeGS)

63 When is enough, enough with these blue lefty fvckwits?
Posted by: BifBewalskiBot

When we all become BLFs. Of course then we'll have to persecute those that are not BLFty enough. Someone always will be. Targets will always be available

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:09 AM (8ikIW)

64 Too much is not enough.

Posted by: Corona at June 24, 2018 07:09 AM (MceDl)

65 I've got my SIL due to visit for 10 days starting this Friday.

Yay me!

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:11 AM (8ikIW)

66 @57

As I said up thread, this crap the left is unleashing needs to be smashed to bits, the left so thoroughly defeated that they will never try this again.


Because if it's not, it will grow to be much more than simply asking your political opponent to leave your business establishment.


We have seen shot fired at a softball game, what more do we need to see to know what the trajectory is?

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 07:11 AM (UfMVm)

67 When is enough, enough with these blue lefty fvckwits?
Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at June 24, 2018 07:07 AM (8ZeGS)


Oh, y'know. The poor dears just aren't happy until they've started something that ends up with people sobbing on their knees in front of a ditch. They've just had a shit track record over the course of recorded history on who gets the ditch and who gets the dacha. Too bad, so sad.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 07:11 AM (fZuhk)

68 Post vanished ...ugh.

Doc
Monk
Ham
Renny
Long Tom
???????

no coffee yet

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:11 AM (bf4Um)

69 G'morning hogmartin.

Yeh...new rules are being written daily.
And the Left ain't gonna like it when we on the right suddenly adopt those new rules.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:14 AM (EyPfd)

70 "President Trump scrapped the annual congressional picnic and donated the perishable food to veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center"

Good. cancel the damn thing permanently. They can all go eat shit at the Red Hen.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 07:14 AM (UdKB7)

71

I guess the political majority of an area needs to be taken into account when dining out now. I have a leftist infected town not far away with a lot of restaurants.

But I can make a better meal at home, for one-third the cost. No tipping required.

Guess I won't be visiting the leftist turf for at least the next six years.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 07:15 AM (LOgQ4)

72 Post vanished ...ugh.

Doc
Monk
Ham
Renny
Long Tom
???????

no coffee yet
Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:11 AM (bf4Um)


Man, if that's what came out when I lost a post, I'd pray for lost posts more often. That's more cogent and insightful than anything I could mash out at the best of times.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 07:15 AM (fZuhk)

73 A local tavern that has great food and a very good Friday fish fry, has a good policy. They are located on a navigable river that is popular for boaters especially on the weekends. They are also popular with bikers thru the weekend. They rope off an area that is for bike parking only. But, they put signs up that no wearing of colors.
So you've got a bar where locals, bikers, and boaters all meet up, listen to some local bands, have some good food, and go home happy.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

74 Of FF coming up a Mad Max telling I'm guessing
Trump administration officials they are not going to be allowed in
public to go in peace.


Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 06:21 AM

---

As I have pointed out earlier, it's just a matter of time before someone on the left resorts to physical violence against people in the Trump administration.
On reflection I suspect that is exactly what the left is hoping for. They will label any response to violence as non proportional and overly aggressive and turn the whole thing into how Trump is violent against peaceful protestors etc.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 07:17 AM (+Dllb)

75 "
Doc
Monk
Ham
Renny
Long Tom
???????

no coffee yet"

Is that a strange trilling noise the I hear, seeming to come from everywhere, and no-where?

Or is Doc in deep thought again?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:18 AM (EyPfd)

76 69
G'morning hogmartin.



Yeh...new rules are being written daily.

And the Left ain't gonna like it when we on the right suddenly adopt those new rules.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:14 AM (EyPfd)

Oh , they'll love the free chopper rides , at first.

Posted by: A.Pinochet at June 24, 2018 07:19 AM (DoqY9)

77 77 Th

Posted by: me at June 24, 2018 07:19 AM (TpMrM)

78 77th? Damn... morning horde.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at June 24, 2018 07:21 AM (p2liB)

79 Time to make the donuts

Posted by: ALH at June 24, 2018 07:21 AM (XOAlA)

80 They will label any response to violence as non proportional and overly aggressive and turn the whole thing into how Trump is violent against peaceful protestors etc.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 07:17 AM (+Dllb)


The media will be pushing that narrative as well. Just look how quickly the baseball field shooting dropped from the headlines because it was a lefty who did the shooting. That act of violence has been memory-holed so deep it's like it never happened.

Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 07:21 AM (8lsuS)

81 When you have a group of people in a establishment screaming obscenities and No Borders it's only 1 punch from becoming a riot

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 07:22 AM (pHfeF)

82 When The Red Hen sees its business drop by 40%, will management have to let go some staff?

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 07:23 AM (3HNOQ)

83 69>
The "new rules" are already being adopted. Maybe not by all normals, but a lot have become "woke" to the madness.

The "Red Hen" restaurant in D.C., not the one in Lexington, VA, has been very vocal about distancing themselves from this shit show. They may agree with what went down, but they hate what's happening to the VA restaurant's reputation.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 07:24 AM (iiixZ)

84 Where in NoVA is this Red Hen place? I live in Alexandria and have never heard of it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 24, 2018 07:24 AM (Tcxb+)

85 When The Red Hen sees its business drop by 40%, will management have to let go some staff?

Posted by: JAS

The gay employees will determine that the non gay employees be fired with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:25 AM (8ikIW)

86 First casualties should be editors and publishers.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 07:25 AM (73ec4)

87 "77 77 Th"

Congratulations you are our 77th poster today! Your $1M grand prize will be transferred to you immediately if you are able to post your name,address, and bank account and routing number here before the comments reach 100.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 07:26 AM (UdKB7)

88 That grunting sound...must be some
chemist's pet pig.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:27 AM (bf4Um)

89 Ah, just saw the post above mine. Lexington, VA. Thats west of here. In the mountains. Home of Washington & Lee University (probably to be renamed because the 21st Century sucks).

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 24, 2018 07:28 AM (Tcxb+)

90 "That grunting sound...must be some
chemist's pet pig."

And the big guy has weird looking eyes, too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:28 AM (EyPfd)

91 test

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 07:29 AM (DUPgJ)

92 As I have pointed out earlier, it's just a matter of time before someone on the left resorts to physical violence against people in the Trump administration.
On reflection I suspect that is exactly what the left is hoping for. They will label any response to violence as non proportional and overly aggressive and turn the whole thing into how Trump is violent against the mostly peaceful protestors etc.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 07:17 AM (+Dllb)


FIFY

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 24, 2018 07:29 AM (5Yee7)

93 Oh good. We need victamins for our criesis.

Posted by: MSM at June 24, 2018 07:30 AM (5jVnA)

94 91 test
Posted by: kallisto

Annndddd, pencils down

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:30 AM (8ikIW)

95 57 The Red Hen sits it a pretty blue part of VA.
___________________

Lexington is in Rockbridge County, which voted for Trump 62.4%, vs. Hillary 32.8%.

https://tinyurl.com/ybe8g8py

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 07:31 AM (fqUgw)

96 Indeed he does, VIA.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (bf4Um)

97 Gonna bite the bullet and get the Ruger PC 9mm today at Bass Pro. It's $549 which is a bit much but I have been waiting for my local guy to get it cheaper for way too long without any luck.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (+Dllb)

98 You've all done very well!

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (DUPgJ)

99 Is the test true/false?
Because better odds.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (73ec4)

100 ALH- why did you have to mention donuts?

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (pHfeF)

101 So now it's okay for Democrats to be asked to leave/denied service, etc.?

Like Pelosi getting thrown out of church, maybe?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 24, 2018 07:33 AM (oVJmc)

102 ALH- why did you have to mention donuts?
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 07:32 AM (pHfeF)


Because they're toroidal.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 07:33 AM (fZuhk)

103 Is the test true/false?
Because better odds.
Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar

Ya would think. But, most of us would write in D...None of the above

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:33 AM (8ikIW)

104 95> I corrected myself at 58. Not enough coffee at the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 07:33 AM (iiixZ)

105 Sometimes my posts don't stick. Today seems to be a good day.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 07:34 AM (DUPgJ)

106 " Indeed he does, VIA."

As a kid, I read damn near the entire series.
Right down to the classic, under the blankets, holding a flashlight, ala Wally and the Beaver reading Tom Sawyer.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:36 AM (EyPfd)

107 Well "me" failed to follow thru to obtain his / her prize so it is up for grabs. First one to submit their complete information before 200 comments gets it.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 07:37 AM (UdKB7)

108 Going to go to Red Hen (Cunt) and order all the expensive shit then, when it is about to be served, get up and proclaim loudly I'm a Trump MAGAman and must leave.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 07:37 AM (73ec4)

109 Some conservatives ought to have
a go at a Doc movie. that thing with
Ron Ely was, ah, deplorable.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:37 AM (bf4Um)

110 Today seems to be a good day.
Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 07:34 AM (DUPgJ)


January 20 1992?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 07:37 AM (fZuhk)

111 Listening to an analyst on radio comparing Trump's impromptu WH lawn interview to Vinnie the Chin rambling around in his bathrobe.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 07:39 AM (DUPgJ)

112 The waitstaff at the Red Hen are about to learn progressives are lousy tippers.

Posted by: itsacookbook at June 24, 2018 07:39 AM (yPxXc)

113 "that thing with Ron Ely was, ah, deplorable"

Speaking of Ron Ely, Tarzan is on right now. He just threw two natives into a lion pit.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 07:40 AM (UdKB7)

114 Can't even imagine how far I would have to drive to get a fresh-made dough-toroid for breakfast ... suppose I'll have to struggle along with eggses and swossage.


For some reason, the state of our Current Unpleasantness keeps making me think of the whole John Brown / Harpers Ferry mess, and the way it changed opinions on both sides.
I keep reading about it in the hope that some understanding will come to me ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 24, 2018 07:41 AM (GNCPT)

115 " The waitstaff at the Red Hen are about to learn progressives are lousy tippers."

True dat..


https://nyp.st/2IoRkxy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:42 AM (EyPfd)

116 And then he got captured by the bad bwana.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 07:43 AM (UdKB7)

117 The sidebar video that's linked as "An instant classic: Strzok-Page text messages performed by actors on YouTube [dri]" is really great. Those actors bring the text messages to life. Funny stuff!

Posted by: m at June 24, 2018 07:43 AM (/TzhX)

118 Doc didn't need lion pits...

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 07:44 AM (bf4Um)

119 108 Going to go to Red Hen (Cunt) and order all the expensive shit then, when it is about to be served, get up and proclaim loudly I'm a Trump MAGAman and must leave.
Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 07:37 AM (73ec4)


I would so do that. No fucking peace for these asshats until such time as they return to civil society or they go out of business and people lose their jobs. Like the new rules, fuckers?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 24, 2018 07:44 AM (5jVnA)

120 112 The waitstaff at the Red Hen are about to learn progressives are lousy tippers.
_________________

I doubt there are that many progressives who are willing to drive that far. Most of them live in D.C. and surrounding burbs, and Lexington is pretty far out in the VA countryside. And it's Trump country, so full of those icky deplorables.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 07:44 AM (fqUgw)

121 Even though I'm Lawful Good, I really want to see the left get their own treatment and get it good and hard. I wonder if it has occurred to any of them in the face of Trump that perhaps they shouldn't have spent their lives doing their damnedest to concentrate more and more power in the hands of the fed govt in general and the executive branch in particular.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 24, 2018 07:45 AM (JPRju)

122 Is this the food thread, 'cause I'm smellin' coffee, sausage, eggs and toast?

Posted by: Fritz at June 24, 2018 07:45 AM (J7XgW)

123 The nicest part about this stupid restaurant story is that it convinces me more than ever that the Left is heading for a massive faceplant in November.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 24, 2018 07:47 AM (oVJmc)

124 Interesting factoid that Sarah offered pay for the ordered food, when asked to depart.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:49 AM (EyPfd)

125 The nicest part about this stupid restaurant story is that it convinces me more than ever that the Left is heading for a massive faceplant in November.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

It will be interesting. I hope people are waking up and see that it will not end unless they say ENOUGH.
You're an omnivore...Your bad
A vegetarian...your bad
Don't wear your hair in the approved way...your bad
Don't breathe the right way...we'll stop that for you

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:50 AM (8ikIW)

126 "The nicest part about this stupid restaurant story is that it convinces me more than ever that the Left is heading for a massive faceplant in November."

I hope that you're right.

I'm trying to read the tea leaves here, and I know that Baltimore area early voting, which just finished, has been record setting for participation.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:50 AM (EyPfd)

127 Interesting factoid that Sarah offered pay for the ordered food, when asked to depart.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Go in, order your food, try to pay in Pesos. If they refuse, throw a shit fit.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:51 AM (8ikIW)

128 Watched the whole sidebar Strzok and Page reenactment yesterday, seeing it all not just the couple of lines makes it much more informative.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 07:53 AM (pHfeF)

129 The media will be pushing that narrative as well. Just look how quickly the baseball field shooting dropped from the headlines because it was a lefty who did the shooting."

As we pointed out yesterday, it dropped from the headlines because Dick Durbin was involved with it, and the MSM knew that. Gotta protect the dem leadership at all costs, you know.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 07:54 AM (V2Yro)

130 EMT: Fortified with Victamins.

But does it have Brawndo?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 07:54 AM (n9EOP)

131 Saw that Kamaltoe Harris says that California is the future of U.S. immigration policy.

LOL. So Americans want massive debt, sky-high taxes, and a highly stratified society, with moneyed elites living in gated and guarded enclaves, and a large underclass of foreign, non-English-speaking peasants who either work shitty, low-paying jobs or live off welfare (or do both), can't afford houses, and who riot at the sight of an American flag?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 07:55 AM (fqUgw)

132 But does it have Brawndo?
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar

Checked with the gays in the back, they said "not for you"

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:55 AM (8ikIW)

133 Have we discussed Air India, Saudi Arabia, Israel and overflights yet?

http://tinyurl.com/ya9e2gq6

Seems like sort of a big thing in the scheme of things.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:56 AM (EyPfd)

134 I posted this last night in the movie thread but think it bears repeating.


Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children's TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican's stands on immigration and health care.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of Organize Florida confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after seeing "Won't You Be My Neighbor" about Mr. Rogers.



The left is begging for violence. There will be only one way to deal with these shits

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (SiINZ)

135 It is only a matter of time before conservatives have to wear a picture of an elephant pinned to their jacket. While the Nazis were doing their worst, I'm sure they thought they were right.

Posted by: REDACTED at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (ghJry)

136 80 They will label any response to violence as non proportional and overly aggressive and turn the whole thing into how Trump is violent against peaceful protestors etc. "

Of course - push back needs to be effective, but stealthy. I think the ideal response to that Red Hen would be for a small group of people to quietly let loose a few hidden mice every night at 7 pm, and of course the "rat in the handbag" would be a wonderful play. Live one much better than a dead one, get it at a pet store, imagine how the diners will freak once they see that running around.

keep this up for a week, maybe two - they'll be done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (V2Yro)

137 And Strzok flat out shows their was political bias in his actions.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (pHfeF)

138 Pam Bondi spends her free time watching movies about Mr. Rogers?

Weird.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 07:59 AM (fqUgw)

139 "It is only a matter of time before conservatives have to wear a picture of an elephant pinned to their jacket. While the Nazis were doing their worst, I'm sure they thought they were right."

I wonder if simply being "Registered Republican" will become a sufficient "Good and Substantial" reason when applying for Maryland Concealed Carry permit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:00 AM (EyPfd)

140 Pam Bondi spends her free time watching movies about Mr. Rogers?

Weird.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer

Sounds like a sicko to me.

...Anthony "Big" Weiner...

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:00 AM (8ikIW)

141 The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of Organize Florida confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after seeing "Won't You Be My Neighbor" about Mr. Rogers.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (SiINZ)


I wonder how Mr. Rogers would feel about that kind of thing? Probably wouldn't approve, I imagine.

https://stoatnet.org/rogers_fu2.gif

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:01 AM (fZuhk)

142 133 Have we discussed Air India, Saudi Arabia, Israel and overflights yet?

http://tinyurl.com/ya9e2gq6

Seems like sort of a big thing in the scheme of things."

Yes, it is. This is part of the reforms the new Crown Prince of Saudi is making. Everyone involved is keeping it quiet for strategic and political reasons, but there is now a de facto military alliance between Israel and the Saudi's, against the Iranians and their allies. That's why flights like this are now happening, it's also why the Saudi's have been taking verbal dumps on the Palestinian leadership lately, and cut off all their money.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 08:01 AM (V2Yro)

143 The movie about Fred Rogers is quite good.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 08:01 AM (73ec4)

144 to bring in a line from the close of the ONT:

"I used to think that elitism meant you had to possess intellect."

Consider that the pinnacle of the Elites in the UK is Prince Charles.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 08:03 AM (V2Yro)

145 But does it have Brawndo?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar



Checked with the gays in the back, they said "not for you"

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 07:55 AM (8ikIW)

Drat! Knew I should have renewed the AoSHQ Platinum Membership promptly!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 08:04 AM (n9EOP)

146 So, in a month or two, the owner(s) of the Red Hen meets with the manager to discuss her failing to meet revenue and profit expectations.

"You're fired!"

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 08:05 AM (3HNOQ)

147 Let them eat pancakes!

Posted by: Fritz at June 24, 2018 08:06 AM (J7XgW)

148 136. there's any number of creative ways to jack the pussy hat diner. Last eve vm posted a pic of the owner, son and husband wearing the pink caps. Big smiles, ear to ear.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:06 AM (DUPgJ)

149 So if Sarah Sanders walks into a Cake Shop, asking for a custom birthday cake......

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:07 AM (EyPfd)

150 When The Red Hen sees its business drop by 40%, will management have to let go some staff?

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 07:23 AM (3HNOQ)



It better not be the gay ones because that would be homophobic!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:07 AM (SiINZ)

151 So if Sarah Sanders walks into a Cake Shop, asking for a custom birthday cake......
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:07 AM (EyPfd)


Pie. She only eats chocolate pecan pie.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:08 AM (fZuhk)

152 Elitism is just the notion you think your smarter than everyone else

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:09 AM (pHfeF)

153 Pie. She only eats chocolate pecan pie.
Posted by: hogmartin

Real nice. Now I want a chocolate pecan pie

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:09 AM (8ikIW)

154 Tom Servo,

The is a Rumpole story in which a live mouse was intentionally set loose in a fine dining restaurant.

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 08:09 AM (3HNOQ)

155
Yelp shut off reviews of the Rosa Parks Restaurant.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 08:12 AM (LOgQ4)

156 Elitism is just the notion you think your smarter than everyone else

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:09 AM (pHfeF)

Note to self: It's not Elitism when you know you're smarter than everyone else!

Posted by: Barky O'Bama at June 24, 2018 08:14 AM (n9EOP)

157 152. we've reached the point where these alleged Smart Guys are signalling their superiority with knit pink toques.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:15 AM (DUPgJ)

158 Been thinking about leftists and their desire to run off and exclude conservatives and others they don't like from their restaurants. If someone from the Obama admin had been kicked out of a restaurant simply for working in his administration, bring on the mushroom clouds. And we all know it. But it would never happen. The simplest and only reason I can conclude is that Democrats/leftists are extremely, pathologically childish. Nearly every action they take displays this.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at June 24, 2018 08:15 AM (mQ0Mc)

159 Of course - push back needs to be effective, but
stealthy. I think the ideal response to that Red Hen would be for a
small group of people to quietly let loose a few hidden mice every night
at 7 pm, and of course the "rat in the handbag" would be a wonderful
play. Live one much better than a dead one, get it at a pet store,
imagine how the diners will freak once they see that running around.



keep this up for a week, maybe two - they'll be done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (V2Yro)

Need to check for security cameras first. Most restaurants have cameras not only at the register, but in the dining area as well.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 24, 2018 08:16 AM (9YBqo)

160 I would think the gay workers in the restaurant would have been in a better mood, it being so close to gay pride day/week whatever.

Kind of like being an asshole on December 23rd for the rest of us

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:16 AM (8ikIW)

161 Democrats/leftists are extremely, pathologically childish. Nearly every action they take displays this.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun Rolled Up Man Pants at June 24, 2018 08:15 AM (mQ0Mc)

Like ants, they are also very well organized and act communally even in the absence of documentary evidence!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 08:18 AM (n9EOP)

162 The collective term of venery for rats is "a mischief".

"A mischief of rats".

I only hope that knowing that makes someone else's morning too.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:19 AM (fZuhk)

163 Average joe and Jane are witnessing these protests and public tantrums. They're being inconvenienced too. Will their disgust w/ the hyenas motivate them to the polls though?

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:20 AM (DUPgJ)

164 Frilliant!

Link to p-shop from this morning's Woodsterman.

http://bit.ly/2MggNvl

Posted by: SandyCheeks at June 24, 2018 08:21 AM (ihzOe)

165 I heard from my friend Lucy that Vita-Meata-vegemin is rich with victamins.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2018 08:21 AM (EZebt)

166 Every Republican running for office needs to pound the other side wants no borders and has no problem with allowing illegals run amok.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:22 AM (pHfeF)

167 England are beating Peruvia 2-nil.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:22 AM (+Tibp)

168 Gotta go walk el perro!
Later, maybe!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 08:22 AM (n9EOP)

169 I heard from my friend Lucy that Vita-Meata-vegemin is rich with victamins.

Posted by: San Franpsycho


Charlie Brown's Dildo oil has that beat

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:23 AM (lBiGz)

170 Bondi protester Maria Jose Chapa said was an impromptu demonstration after someone spotted the attorney general, who has a national following as a contributor on Fox News and as a friend of Trump. Video shows that as Bondi and her companion left the theater surrounded by officers, Chapa followed her yelling.



Of course it was impromptu. They just happened to be there and just happened to start trouble.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:23 AM (SiINZ)

171 Every Republican running for office needs to pound
the other side wants no borders and has no problem with allowing
illegals run amok.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:22 AM (pHfeF)

BUT, that wouldn't be a moderate proportional response!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 08:23 AM (n9EOP)

172 The left is begging for violence. There will be only one way to deal with these shits


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 07:58 AM (SiINZ)

Yes sir, they are. I just they bring it on while I'm young.

Posted by: clutch at June 24, 2018 08:24 AM (kiSdp)

173 #10 doesn't matter if illegals are gay...nothing matters, .this is the two minute hate that will go on and on and on like a child screaming in a grocery store.

Posted by: torabora at June 24, 2018 08:25 AM (hmahm)

174 So the restaurant owner is a New York Transplant, and Meryl Steeps cousin.


How nice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:26 AM (EyPfd)

175 Of course it was impromptu. They just happened to be there and just happened to start trouble.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Saw another video of a demonstration at the border. I love being lectured that THIS is not America and THIS is NOT who we are by some guy with a thick Spanish accent.

It makes his whole argument seem so authentic and not astro turfed at all.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:26 AM (+Tibp)

176 That Time cover with Trump looking down on the screaming kid is a perfect snapshot of the Left.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (oVJmc)

177 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?


A parrot ?

A perodondist ?

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (lBiGz)

178 So the restaurant owner is a New York Transplant, and Meryl Steeps cousin.

How nice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:26 AM (EyPfd)


Well maybe Meryl can fund her when the restaurant goes out of business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (SiINZ)

179 Just got back from a 2 hour hike. I thought starting at 6 would help me avoid the heat. Not so much. By 7 I was sweating and the dogs were panting like industrial fans, and since I started early I only had time for 1 cup of coffee, now I have a splitting headache, and am waiting impatiently for another pot to brew. I think I'll make it an iced coffee, but that's going to take even longer.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (j3rzt)

180 The local paper has not had ONE word about the Congressional hearings.

During the Watergate hearings, they were broadcast live by the major networks, and it was front-page news, daily.

Most Americans do not know that they are going on, or even what they are about.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (rYk7m)

181 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?
___________

a dog

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 08:28 AM (fqUgw)

182 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?


A parrot ?

A perodondist ?
Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (lBiGz)


Perineum.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:28 AM (fZuhk)

183 Stay home and eat.

The Red Hen is doing you a favor. Crappy, overpriced food served by sodomites so you can look cool carousing at a table is overrated.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2018 08:29 AM (EoRCO)

184 131 Saw that Kamaltoe Harris says that California is the future of U.S. immigration policy.
**************
they're unhinged, cray cray, cookoo for cocao puffs

Posted by: torabora at June 24, 2018 08:29 AM (JnNCB)

185 "Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ? "

Sounds delish..

Posted by: Barky O'Dogeater at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (EyPfd)

186 Also, more than 130 Mexican politicians running for office have been assassinated. Mexico Narco is spiraling out of control and they are about to vote in a full fledged communists as El Jefe.

Venezuela is about to be on our doorstep.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (+Tibp)

187 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?
___________

a dog

Posted by: TrivialPursuer


Well, why didn't he say so ?

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (lBiGz)

188 143 The movie about Fred Rogers is quite good.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at June 24, 2018 08:01 AM (73ec4)

Was he a WWII Vet or is that fiction?

Posted by: clutch at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (kiSdp)

189 supercommieforniahot....but the early morning is perfect

Posted by: torabora at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (JnNCB)

190 174. That is SO disgusting. They are infesting everywhere, even the Poconos and Lancaster Co PA.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (DUPgJ)

191 PDT and Mrs. PDT,along with full Secret Service detail, needs to show up at that restaurant for dinner one night. As a matter of fact he needs to show up at every restaurant that pulls one of those stunts or he could send Gen. Mattis and a large group of his uniformed staff.

Posted by: Tuna at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (jm1YL)

192 Was he a WWII Vet or is that fiction?
Posted by: clutch at June 24, 2018 08:30 AM (kiSdp)


He was never in the military, no.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (fZuhk)

193 The MXDNC Cantina and Commie Hen have started a trend. It's the My Restauarnt Is Woker Than Thou's contest. Look for more in the days to come. Dining While Republican is a crime, comrade.

For people who blather on about Othering and how bad it is, they sure do enjoy doing it.

Denying service is merely an appetizer to Resistance Summer. They're going to gin up another Charlottesville at the very least.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (2NqXo)

194 131 Saw that Kamaltoe Harris says that California is the future of U.S. immigration policy.

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

they're unhinged, cray cray, cookoo for cocao puffs


Posted by: torabora at June 24, 2018 08:29 AM

---

Yep that's what they envision for the rest of the Country if they win in November.


The homeless population there is soaring and they can't figure out why.

Tourists assaulted daily and the homeless squatting and taking a dump in front of a five star restaurant is a daily occurrence and they want to bring that to the rest of the Country.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 08:32 AM (+Dllb)

195 So one of our neighbors has just put up an ad for a Lemonade Stand, to help illegal children.

I wonder if they have the necessary health Department permits?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:32 AM (EyPfd)

196 Morning, horde. I'm ending a lovely weekend in Thessaloniki, Greece and about to head back to Kosovo for work again. Nice little place for a visit with, as you can imagine, plenty of history. I'd never been in an Orthodox church, and let me tell you, it's not like American catholic and protestant churches. Small, dark with incense and candles everything covered in gold and silver, portraits of saints and mosaic artwork everywhere. Good stuff.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 24, 2018 08:33 AM (v4S4v)

197 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?
___________

a dog


Oh. I get it.....they both have the letter o.

!

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:33 AM (lBiGz)

198
Well, why didn't he say so ?
______________

Guess he just assumed we're all bi.

As you may recall, Barky Obama says all the cool, cosmopolitan, Citizen of the World types are! (Even though Barky's only second language was being fluent in Dipshit Double-talk).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 24, 2018 08:33 AM (fqUgw)

199 " or he could send Gen. Mattis and a large group of his uniformed staff."

Why not just a large group of Marines, just returned from a tour of duty overseas?

With their comfort animals, as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM (EyPfd)

200 He was never in the military, no.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (fZuhk)
----

So you're saying he was a mercenary.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM (gUCYC)

201 Morning, horde. I'm ending a lovely weekend in Thessaloniki, Greece and about to head back to Kosovo for work again. Nice little place for a visit with, as you can imagine, plenty of history.
Posted by: Grimaldi at June 24, 2018 08:33 AM (v4S4v)


Whoa. I bet it is. Have a great visit, that sounds amazing!

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM (fZuhk)

202 75 Gooshy

Johnny was the guy with the face monocle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM (hyuyC)

203 now I have a splitting headache, and am waiting impatiently for another pot to brew. I think I'll make it an iced coffee, but that's going to take even longer.

Posted by: Lincolntf


Mebbe some water ?

Headache = dehydration

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:35 AM (lBiGz)

204 So you're saying he was a mercenary.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM (gUCYC)


Look, I'm just saying he had a diverse and marketable skillset, that's all.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:35 AM (fZuhk)

205 ""I used to think that elitism meant you had to possess intellect."


so many of the coastal "elite" have old money, or were enriched by the easy money of stocks as Greenspan enabled the bubbles with decades of easy money. LTCM was a fund the elite loved, highly leveraged and huge returns ... when their gambles lost ... they were able to get their friends in our government to bail them out.

Privatization of profits ... socialization of risk.
Many have profited from the bubble markets, many have most of their wealth form those markets and the manipulation, and they cling to the "free market" mantra when it is really led us to globalization with oligarchs running the show.

The (working) part of America that didn't jump on the free money train, that didn't trust government to become the servant of the BigMoney machine, those are the people that had their wealth in decline. They are largely the working class, often smarter and certainly more self reliant than the coastal elite.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM (bT8Z4)

206 Mebbe some water ?

Headache = dehydration
Posted by: JT

Or a beer. Lotsa water and nutirments in a beer

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM (8ikIW)

207 "Johnny was the guy with the face monocle."

I thought that was Klink.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM (EyPfd)

208 183. I used to enjoy restaurant dining a lot, but lately don't feel like waiting for overpriced grub I can cook myself.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM (DUPgJ)

209 Well that's really nice to know. There was a "Law Enforcement" sensitive section of the IG report that was not given to Congress that says lynch probably obstructed justice in the hillary email case.

They are working on trying to get it declassified and released to the public. GP has the story.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM (+Dllb)

210 190 174. That is SO disgusting. They are infesting everywhere, even the Poconos and Lancaster Co PA.

Posted by: kallisto


(Trudges back to 174.........)

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:38 AM (lBiGz)

211 142 133 Have we discussed Air India, Saudi Arabia, Israel and overflights yet?

http://tinyurl.com/ya9e2gq6

Seems like sort of a big thing in the scheme of things."

Yes, it is. This is part of the reforms the new Crown Prince of Saudi is making. Everyone involved is keeping it quiet for strategic and political reasons, but there is now a de facto military alliance between Israel and the Saudi's, against the Iranians and their allies. That's why flights like this are now happening, it's also why the Saudi's have been taking verbal dumps on the Palestinian leadership lately, and cut off all their money.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 08:01 AM (V2Yro)

This is amazing. When we lived in Saudi, if you had to travel to Israel , you had to go to Jordan or Egypt, and carry a second passport for the stamps into and out of Israel, or you would be refused entry into Saudi.

So, yes, this is a massively big deal. The Crown Prince seems like he is really trying to modernize the Kingdom, in a positive way.

Posted by: moki at June 24, 2018 08:38 AM (V+V48)

212 EMT: Fortified with Victamins.

But I need electrolites.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 08:38 AM (JFO2v)

213 Time to load up on Trump! MAGA bumper stickers and put them on deserving cars.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:38 AM (8ikIW)

214 How do you smart people create the tiny URLs to link stuff?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:39 AM (+Tibp)

215 Or a beer. Lotsa water and nutirments in a beer
Posted by: Bruce
-----------

CBD oil compress.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 08:39 AM (R+Cqa)

216 That is SO disgusting. They are infesting everywhere, even the Poconos and Lancaster Co PA.


Streep's cousins ?

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:39 AM (lBiGz)

217 He was never in the military, no.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:31 AM (fZuhk)




That's because every morning he insisted on changing out of his clothes and putting on his uniform while singing.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:39 AM (SiINZ)

218 How do you smart people create the tiny URLs to link stuff?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0

tinyurl.com

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:40 AM (8ikIW)

219 But I need electrolites.

Pay the electric bill.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:40 AM (lBiGz)

220 Streep's cousins ?
Posted by: JT

They breed like rabbits

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 08:40 AM (8ikIW)

221

Speaking of Mister Rogers one of the funniest things on SCTV was Battle of the PBS Stars and the boxing match of Mister Rogers (Martin Short) vs. Julia Child (John Candy). It still cracks me up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:40 AM (SiINZ)

222 " How do you smart people create the tiny URLs to link stuff?"

Either use one of the Tiny URL app, or if you use an apple product, simply right click on the URL box, and chose 'Shorten", and copy/paste the result into the comment box

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:41 AM (EyPfd)

223 tinyurl.com
Posted by: Bruce

Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:41 AM (+Tibp)

224 That's because every morning he insisted on changing out of his clothes and putting on his uniform while singing.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:39 AM (SiINZ)


Eh. So did I. Ain't no thang.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:41 AM (fZuhk)

225 Morning, y'all.

So, this is the same VA that's always "this close" to electing conservatives? Suuuure.

And more coffeve, plz.

I know what'll work - let's roll over and play nice nice for a couple of decades, right Bush/Rove?

Feh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 24, 2018 08:41 AM (7LY+6)

226 How do you smart people create the tiny URLs to link stuff?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque

https://tinyurl.com/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 08:42 AM (nhAAH)

227 So, yes, this is a massively big deal. The Crown Prince seems like he is really trying to modernize the Kingdom, in a positive way.
Posted by: moki at June 24, 2018 08:38 AM

Trump's speech was effective, but until the Saudis stop funding mosques all over the world and endowing Western universities with Islam-Is-Best departments, they're still a-holes.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:42 AM (2NqXo)

228 191 - If Trump goes to a restaurant, he needs to have a Secret Service agent posted in the kitchen to make sure nobody messes with his food....

Posted by: vivi at June 24, 2018 08:42 AM (11H2y)

229 But does it have Brawndo?
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 07:54 AM (n9EOP)

Brawndos got electrolites.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 08:42 AM (JFO2v)

230 Seems like sort of a big thing in the scheme of things.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 07:56 AM (EyPfd)

===

Considering the absurd contortions Arab intransigence has caused in the normal intercourse between nations in the mid east, Yes, that is a big deal.

It shouldnt be, but it is, a big step forward in normalizing relations.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 24, 2018 08:43 AM (EZebt)

231 183 Stay home and eat.

The Red Hen is doing you a favor. Crappy, overpriced food served by sodomites so you can look cool carousing at a table is overrated.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2018 08:29 AM (EoRCO)


At the risk of getting on the wrong side of one of my favorite commenters, homosexuals certainly seem to have the whip hand in today's society. And they're not at all hesitant about using it.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 08:43 AM (sdi6R)

232 ...and the MAGA folks should do the same to the media.
I keep waiting for Chuck Schumer to have a "Have you decency" moment until I realize...Chuck Schumer.

Posted by: vivi at June 24, 2018 08:43 AM (11H2y)

233 They breed like rabbits


Do they all have big ears ?

And buck teeth ?

I bet they put carrots in their chili.

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:43 AM (lBiGz)

234 It would be a idea to get as many people as possible to clog up the Red Hen with non paying customers. Line up the waiting line , get seated and then when ready to order bail out.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:44 AM (pHfeF)

235 Wow. It worked I think.

https://tinyurl.com/yavg7lak

California has 9 representative owing to illegal immigration.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:44 AM (+Tibp)

236 "It would be a idea to get as many people as possible to clog up the Red Hen with non paying customers. Line up the waiting line , get seated and then when ready to order bail out."

I wonder if they have an "Open to All" Restroom policy, ala Starbucks?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 08:45 AM (EyPfd)

237 I used to enjoy restaurant dining a lot, but lately don't feel like waiting for overpriced grub I can cook myself.
Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:36 AM

You never know what they're doing to the food in the back, either. Maybe some special toppings for Republicans.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:45 AM (2NqXo)

238 Whoa. I bet it is. Have a great visit, that sounds amazing!
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:34 AM

I'm really appreciating the chance to see the Balkans, which most Americans don't get. Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro have a lot of history, great food, and are dirt cheap to visit. The flights out here cost a bit more, but everything else is a third what you'd pay in the US. Greece, Croatia, and parts of Serbia get more tourists and can be much more expensive.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (v4S4v)

239 216. her ideological siblings.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (DUPgJ)

240 It would be a idea to get as many people as possible to clog up the Red Hen with non paying customers. Line up the waiting line , get seated and then when ready to order bail out.
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:44 AM (pHfeF)

Excellent idea!....and use the can once or twice while waiting.

War.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (EoRCO)

241 You cannot say "Cotton-picking" on FoxNews if the opposing debate-scremer is buh-leck. "My relatives were cotton pickers!" Network apologizes.

I think it would have been worth the bleep to say "Let's talk about the other half of your relatives: mother f**ers." You know Bill Maher would do it.

FFS, cotton-pickin' was a word you said instead of something insulting.Finger-licking chicken pluckers hardest hit. Second look at the damn ole "N Word"? You're going to get accused of it no matter what.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (H5rtT)

242 It's been over a year since the Mrs. and I went out to eat. It's overpriced, the food is generally lousy compared to what we cook at home and the service, if it exists at all, is horrible.

The man-bun sporting waiter we had was so disinterested in you know, doing his job, that we tipped a measly 5 percent. Mostly loose change my wife seems to perpetually carry in her purse.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 08:47 AM (iiixZ)

243 Copy the address/url you want

Go to tinyurl(dot)com

Paste that address in the box, and hit "make tiny url"

You will then have two choices, and they will be in bold print: plain tiny url, or tiny url that gives people a preview of where they are going.

Choose which one you want, highlight and copy it.

Then paste the shiny new tiny url into the comment box here.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 24, 2018 08:47 AM (HiDrR)

244 Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro have a lot of history, great food, and are dirt cheap to visit.
Posted by: Grimaldi at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (v4S4v)


Any favorites in particular? Especially the food, I'm curious about that. I've heard good things about it, but we had some family friends from Macedonia and everything they made just seemed like ordinary food with a bunch of cream cheese on it.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:48 AM (fZuhk)

245 It would be a idea to get as many people as possible to clog up the Red Hen with non paying customers. Line up the waiting line , get seated and then when ready to order bail out.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:44 AM (pHfeF)


I've read their phone is always busy. Full of people calling either giving them an earful or with phony reservations.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (SiINZ)

246 since we are asking tech questions

is it safe for me to download the Dolphin browser android app (to my kindle fire) from Dolphin.com?

I don't have google play

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (hMwEB)

247 It would be a idea to get as many people as possible to clog up the Red Hen with non paying customers. Line up the waiting line , get seated and then when ready to order bail out.
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:44 AM

Place expensive orders and wait for the food to come to the table before walking out. The owner then has the dilemma of re-plating the food for other customers or throwing it out. Either way, word gets out.

Also, are the dishwashers and busboys paid $15 an hour? Enquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (2NqXo)

248 You never know what they're doing to the food in the back, either. Maybe some special toppings for Republicans.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:45 AM (2NqXo)

Remember how cops have had their food spit on. One local Burger King was closed because of that. Its now a Checkers. I guess it was the webcam that caught the worker doing it.

Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (xCRLV)

249 FFS, cotton-pickin' was a word you said instead of something insulting.Finger-licking chicken pluckers hardest hit. Second look at the damn ole "N Word"? You're going to get accused of it no matter what.
Posted by: Stringer Davis

The OKC Thunder voice Brian Davis was let go for saying "He's out of his cotton-pickin' mind" during a game when one of the players was playing lights out.

I'll say that again, he lost his job for saying "cotton picking".

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (+Tibp)

250 244
Especially the food, I'm curious about that. I've heard good things about it, but we had some family friends from Macedonia and everything they made just seemed like ordinary food with a bunch of cream cheese on it.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:48 AM (fZuhk)


Do you mean that Philadelphia culturally appropriated cream cheese?

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 08:50 AM (sdi6R)

251 Thank you, NaCly Dog! He was the geologist, iirc. Doc fixed his eyesight and he kept the monocle as a magnifier.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 24, 2018 08:50 AM (JTx3a)

252 216. her ideological siblings.

Posted by: kallisto


(Trudges back to 216......this is turning into The Trudge Report !)

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:51 AM (lBiGz)

253 is it safe for me to download the Dolphin browser android app (to my kindle fire) from Dolphin.com?

I don't have google play
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (hMwEB)


Probably. I think .apks have to be digitally signed, right? So you could check the certificate once it's downloaded before you install it. I don't have any Android stuff though so maybe someone else would know for sure.

Were you able to find Brave on the Kindle Fire app store?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:51 AM (fZuhk)

254 237. my area's resto owners seem to understand Out and Proud politics is bad for business. Altho a customer almost mugged me at WF when I donned MAGA hat pre - election.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:51 AM (DUPgJ)

255 Do you mean that Philadelphia culturally appropriated cream cheese?
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 08:50 AM (sdi6R)


Shit, I think Macedonia did. Or maybe Keti just wasn't a very creative cook.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:52 AM (fZuhk)

256 252. Walking is the best exercise!

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 08:53 AM (DUPgJ)

257 be fun to make reservations at all the Woke Restaurants in the name of Liberal Icons...and not show up. Use a burner phone.

Alternative is to post a note where homeless congregate that a kindly millionaire has paid, in advance, for some free meals for two and made a reservation for 2 at 8. "Just go to the Red Hen and say the reservation is in the name of MADEUP." Use a burner phone. Do it every Saturday for a couple of weeks.

Posted by: vivi at June 24, 2018 08:53 AM (11H2y)

258 I've read their phone is always busy. Full of people calling either giving them an earful or with phony reservations.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (SiINZ)

So sad!

Posted by: muckrack at June 24, 2018 08:54 AM (DoqY9)

259 Looking at the Generic Congressional polling and the numbers are looking bad for the dems.


The only one that is polling Likely Voters (they all should be at this point, but they are not) is Rasmussen and they give the dems a 4+ advantage, which means they are under water as dems traditionally need ~5-6+ just to stay even due to gerrymandering.


They might generate a tidy bowl wave in November but that's about it. They literally blew a 17+ point lead back in February and if they keep pushing this open border $hit it will only get worse for them.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 24, 2018 08:54 AM (+Dllb)

260 I use Dolphin for AoSHq, I like it.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:54 AM (pHfeF)

261 Walking is the best exercise!

Thank you !

you should change yer nic to Kallisto Lalanne !

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:55 AM (lBiGz)

262 The only sensible, common-sense thing to do is check everyone's party affiliation at the door.
The Left

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:55 AM (2NqXo)

263 Show up order food, when the bill comes don't tip.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 24, 2018 08:56 AM (dKiJG)

264 Does my Nazi party card exclude me from the Red Hen?

Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 08:57 AM (xCRLV)

265 Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ?





A parrot ?



A perodondist ?

Posted by: JT at June 24, 2018 08:27 AM (lBiGz)

El pup-o

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 08:57 AM (n9EOP)

266 260 I use Dolphin for AoSHq, I like it.
Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:54 AM (pHfeF)



eee ee eeeee?

Posted by: eleven at June 24, 2018 08:58 AM (+lOpA)

267 I've heard good things about it, but we had some family friends from Macedonia and everything they made just seemed like ordinary food with a bunch of cream cheese on it.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 08:48 AM (fZuhk)

===

You people must be referring to NORTHERN Macedonia, because Macedonia belongs to me!

Posted by: Greece at June 24, 2018 08:58 AM (EZebt)

268 Remember how cops have had their food spit on. One local Burger King was closed because of that. Its now a Checkers. I guess it was the webcam that caught the worker doing it.
Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM

The fast food restaurants started this, with refusal to serve cops. This is almost worse, to 'doctor fern' the food.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:59 AM (2NqXo)

269 Iced coffee with a splash of Kahlua helped immensely.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 24, 2018 08:59 AM (j3rzt)

270
The only sensible, common-sense thing to do is check everyone's party affiliation at the door.

The Left

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 24, 2018 08:55 AM (2NqXo)

Comrade, did you not get the message? The chip reader at the entrance will scan your USG issued microchip for party affiliation!
Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (n9EOP)

271 Yelp! is now in "cleanup mode" for the Red Hen due to the increase in web traffic posting about the restaurant. Yesterday they were at 3 stars, today they're at 2.

New Rules, bitches.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (iiixZ)

272 Multiple chickens are known as a "bucket"

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (RuIsu)

273 So at liberal sites they are complaining the Dead Hens yelp page is being destroyed. They started this game of using technology to discriminate against conservatives.

"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

274 "I'll say that again, he lost his job for saying "cotton picking"."

Same thing happened to Foghorn Leghorn.

Posted by: JAS at June 24, 2018 09:02 AM (3HNOQ)

275 Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 08:54 AM (pHfeF)

I just found the gestures feature in Dolphin that lets you jump to top (or bottom) of page very useful for longish threads here, but you have to squeal like a dolphin for it to work properly!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 24, 2018 09:02 AM (n9EOP)

276 You cannot say "Cotton-picking" on FoxNews if the opposing debate-scremer is buh-leck. "My relatives were cotton pickers!" Network apologizes.


FFS, cotton-pickin' was a word you said instead of something insulting.Finger-licking chicken pluckers hardest hit. Second look at the damn ole "N Word"? You're going to get accused of it no matter what.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 08:46 AM (H5rtT)



How does he know his relatives picked cotton? And didn't a persons of colors flip out in some store over a home decoration of cotton? Why it was practically throwing her on a plantation. I guess cotton is racist now

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 24, 2018 09:02 AM (SiINZ)

277 NOOD book

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 09:03 AM (EyPfd)

278 I intended to visit the Dalmatian Coast when staying w/Italian relatives. They were on the west side of the Adriatic. Never followed through...Regret!

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 09:04 AM (DUPgJ)

279 "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

You louts, that's not who we are!

Posted by: G F Bowtie Willy at June 24, 2018 09:04 AM (n9EOP)

280 Remember how cops have had their food spit on. One local Burger King was closed because of that. Its now a Checkers. I guess it was the webcam that caught the worker doing it.
Posted by: Colin at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM

I remember when a place cops frequently went to eat someone put glass in a cops food.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 24, 2018 09:05 AM (dKiJG)

281 279
"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."



Posted by: rhennigantx at June 24, 2018 09:00 AM (JFO2v)
You louts, that's not who we are!


Posted by: G F Bowtie Willy at June 24, 2018 09:04 AM (n9EOP)

Indeed my friend!

Posted by: Bill "Titanic" Kristol at June 24, 2018 09:07 AM (DoqY9)

282 Any favorites in particular? Especially the food, I'm curious about that. I've heard good things about it, but we had some family friends from Macedonia and everything they made just seemed like ordinary food with a bunch of cream cheese on it.
Posted by: hogmartin

The common thread is great bread, served with lots of cream and oil based sauces. Not sure what the traditional meals are after that, because it's a melting pot. Lotz of Turkish influence from the Ottomans, but plenty of Italian and German influence, too. With the ocean nearby, there's lots of seafood, and Kosovo especially has a lot of trout farms, which I find odd, but it's quite popular.

Tons of coffee, and a very relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. Makes work frustrating, because we Americans want to work work work, but good people in Kosovo that love Americans more 5han any other nationality in the world, I'd reckon.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 24, 2018 09:08 AM (jePsh)

283 The OKC Thunder voice Brian Davis was let go for saying "He's out of his cotton-pickin' mind" during a game when one of the players was playing lights out.

I'll say that again, he lost his job for saying "cotton picking".

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 24, 2018 08:49 AM (+Tibp)

This reminds me of the story that came out some years ago about some minor DC political functionary who was overheard by one of the "dindo nuffin" crowd using the word "niggardly". Naturally the eavesdropper went screaming "raycis, raycis" and the guy was fired on the spot.

However, this individual's story (probably because even though he was an Evil White Male, he was also The Ghey) made it into the media, and someone finally picked up a dictionary and looked up the word "niggardly". After much huffing, puffing and harruphing by the local DC city administration, this fellow got his job back.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (oiwwc)

284 "California has 9 representative owing to illegal immigration.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque
yeah that is a big deal. Chicago gets an extra rep for their ~700k illegals, so we get loud mouth Gutierrez always advocating for open borders and illegals. That offsets ten 70k cities in the parts of the state that vote 70% Trump.

and as the article points out, it also gives electoral votes to illegals. TX and AZ maybe offset a few, and FL is we win it, but CA, IL, NY all get extra. It is crazy ... and corrupt.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 24, 2018 09:10 AM (bT8Z4)

285 I used to live in the apt below a Kosovar. He was a horndog.

Posted by: kallisto at June 24, 2018 09:11 AM (DUPgJ)

286 25 Congrat's on the new beer fridge!
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs

Great minds think alike. I was thinking of having the delivery guys put the old one in the garage this morning. I could handle the "not wanna defrost" problem by just turning it off for 24 hours every so often and leave the doors closed. Problem is, space in the garage is tight.
Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:16 AM (8ikIW)


You very well could just need a new defrost thermostat. Usually less than $20.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 24, 2018 09:18 AM (di1hb)

287 A lot of folks are saying they are going to eat at home rather than eat out.

The Cheesecake Factory, The Red Hen and a bunch of other restaurants decided they are in the "inhospitality industry."

All restaurants will suffer.

Pressure applied to the OTHER NRA - the National Restaurant Association - would produce some interesting results.
Maybe they could be induced to police their own ranks.

Posted by: vivi at June 24, 2018 09:19 AM (11H2y)

288 Great minds think alike. I was thinking of having
the delivery guys put the old one in the garage this morning. I could
handle the "not wanna defrost" problem by just turning it off for 24
hours every so often and leave the doors closed. Problem is, space in
the garage is tight.

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:16 AM (8ikIW)



You very well could just need a new defrost thermostat. Usually less than $20.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 24, 2018 09:18 AM (di1hb)

On our 43 year old kitchen GE fridge, the defrost timer is located behind the bottom grill. A small motor with a leaf switch. I replaced it three times over the years for less than 30 bucks a pop. Sometimes they get stuck in the "defrost" mode, or in the normal mode. They do have a little nylon shaft with a screwdriver slot where the unit can be rotated manually if the unit gets stuck. I tend to stay away from the modern microprocessor based appliances. Been repairing electronic tech for over 50 years for a living. Don;t need to do it at home as well! LOL!!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 24, 2018 09:23 AM (9YBqo)

289 Wait until there is California, the other California and California Lite

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:39 AM (pHfeF)

290 I like the features on the original 'Saturn' ( not sure what its called but has a Saturn symbol) but for whatever reason a update some time ago makes it slower than dial up. But all my favorites are saved in it so still have it.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 09:43 AM (pHfeF)

291
But my mother did and my brother did
And my sister did and my daddy died young

Workin' in the coal mine.

Posted by: Fritz at June 24, 2018 09:45 AM (J7XgW)

292 "Absolutely, yes, I would have done the same thing again," the Red Hen owner told WaPo. "We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."


Bake the cake, bitch.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 24, 2018 09:51 AM (yQpMk)

293 " "We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."


While I do not advocate for violence against abortion providers, there would seem to be an ability to use that same quote as a justification for a multitude things which people may feel 'passionate' about.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 09:57 AM (EyPfd)

294 http://bit.ly/2tqH7Mb
=====
Charlie Kirk on Twitter: "Did you know: Border patrol just arrested an Iranian national at the border who also had two cell phones and currency from six other countries .

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 24, 2018 10:08 AM (y3aQB)

295 History marches on ...
February 1, 1960 ... a lunch counter at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina
June 22, 2018 ... a Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia
A continuing legacy of discrimination by White Democrats.

Posted by: SMOD at June 24, 2018 10:23 AM (tHzqt)

296 #295--that was exactly my thoughts this morning!

Posted by: AnnaS at June 24, 2018 11:18 AM (l4l/z)

297 If this thread is dead
And the book thread is strictly for book talk
Where is a Moron to thread openly?
I might have to ... go hang out elsewhere?
As if there were an elsewhere.

Posted by: mindful webworker - lost between the floorboards again at June 24, 2018 12:01 PM (jMD9L)

298 "I might have to ... go hang out elsewhere?
As if there were an elsewhere."

There is no 'eslewhere'

There is only here....
And...


Outside.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 24, 2018 12:07 PM (EyPfd)

299 VIA: and outside

Noooooo! It's all damp out there. My fangers could get all pruney. The tassels on my shoelaces might get roont. And there's bugs!

I'll just entertain m'self lurking on the comments of those hoidy toidy bepantsed literatish until sumpin better comes along. That, or play another game of sol.

Posted by: mindful webworker - lost between the floorboards again at June 24, 2018 12:24 PM (jMD9L)

SCaturday Overnight Open Thread (6/23/18 ) And Yoko Free

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***


The Saturday Night Joke

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.

He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his son what he did that afternoon.

The son says, "I did some schoolwork."

The robot slaps the son.

The son says, "Ok, Ok. I was at a friend's house watching movies."

Dad asks, "What movie did you watch?"

Son says, "Toy Story."

The robot slaps the son again.

Son says, "Ok, Ok, we were watching Stormy Daniels movies."

Dad says," What? At your age I didn't even know what dirty movies were."

The robot slaps the father!

Mom laughs and says, "Well, he certainly is your son."

The robot slaps the mother.

Robot for sale.


***


After a heavy night of drinking studying, Would you try a Philly taco?

***


The ONT Musical Interlude, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


The Good


The Bad


The Ugly

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The bearded woman.

***

Do you remember xxxtentacion?


Well if you didn't, Karma did.


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There are handymen and then there are really handymen. My feeling is that AOP and Mike Hammer are in the first category of handymen.


***


Quantity over quality. A theme of many a young Moron. Why cheap beer is good.

Everywhere you look these days, attention is being paid to craft beers — heavy, hoppy small batch brews made by independent companies with artisanal recipes, new combinations of ingredients, and unique flavor profiles.

Cheap, old school beers — the kind your dad used to drink while grilling some brats or watching the World Series — have come to be looked down upon by some as boring, bland, water-downed corporate swill — the “fast food” of brews.


Next week, why Kosher salt is preferred on French Toast.


***

Living up to his name, Genius Award Winner.

A Council Bluffs man who has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated after police said they found him next to his upside-down car will be sentenced in July.

Benjamin Beer, 21, was arrested March 16 about a month before his birthday.

According to Council Bluffs Police, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Eighth Street at 2:21 a.m. for a vehicle reported to be resting on its top after striking other vehicles.


***

It is never too late to succeed. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Jo Barton described herself as a “nightmare teen.” At 13 years old, the Essex, England, adolescent had little supervision as her mother had been admitted to the hospital due to her mental health.

Barton experimented with alcohol, and by the time she was 14, she’d dropped out of school. With no degree and nowhere to go, her life had gone off the tracks before it had even begun.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Math-Free Obituaries.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. ONT tips and bitches can be directed to petmorons at the gmail dot com thingy. Ikea coupons and carb free mashed potatoes can be sent to Ace.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 Hello

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (pHfeF)

2 st

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (XOAlA)

3 First!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (e9G8E)

5 Caturday!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (gUCYC)

6 Damn you Skip!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

7 Skip did it to me again.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (XOAlA)

8 Heyo!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (w+Jhj)

9 lol.. that car looks like something you would find in NM.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

10 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (0bGss)

11 Whoa fast moving start to the ONT. Back to read content

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 10:02 PM (r4KP2)

12 Thank heavens. No test tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:03 PM (+Tibp)

13 Tammy Baldwin is ugly and stupid.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:03 PM (e7oj4)

14 whoa!

Posted by: Sweet Andy Licious at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (Mo5Uy)

15 Gotta love the trim strip down the middle of the plywood hood.

(Back up to read the rest of the content,)

Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (Avhie)

16 Hi MisHum!

Any other mackerel snappers in here? I am new at this so I gotta ask: have you had the experience of the priest just... not doing a homily? Because that's what we got tonight, the John Cage 4'33" sermon.

The sound system was b0rked, is the excuse given, but you'd think that they didn't have sound systems from, oh, 33 AD to 1833 AD. Somehow the Papists (and other Christian preachers) managed.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

17 there is real content here, which I read, which is why I am not in the top 10.
what is everyone else's excuse?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (UsCnO)

18 Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 10:02 PM (r4KP2)

You should be done by now

There wasn't much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (3Pma+)

19 That is some heavy duty Karma, man.

In the South, "He needed killing" is a valid defense.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (XOAlA)

20 Violence to come. Sec. Nielsen, Sarah Sanders. Had the GGOP congressmen shot last year. Book burning? Home burning?

Posted by: Smiling Jack at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (/1AIY)

21 My go-to cheap beer when I was poor was Blatz...

Now that I'm living 'high on the hog', it's Yuengling!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (e9G8E)

22 Soccer was invented by European women who needed something to do while their men did the cooking.

Posted by: Hank at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (+Tibp)

23 Oh, how cute! See, if we just let Attention Hogg and all the other children rule us, there would be peace among all the carnivorous animals. Say, I'm putting money on the tiger mauling one of the other cats in the next year. Anyone else want some action?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (9BLnV)

24 The shitload of grandchildren is one thing, but I'm more intrigued by the one big great grandson. Is he of Godzilla proportions? Or were there many great grandsons that merged into one big great grandson? The mind boggles...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (+F0Wk)

25 "We stand strong for human trafficking, rape, MS-13, and child abuse by Mexico and Democratic members of Congress. If this offends, you, please dine elsewhere"


Posted by: Red Hen/Lexington VA at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (QDnY+)

26 13 Tammy Baldwin is ugly and stupid.

She's a lesbian so it's ok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:06 PM (3Pma+)

27 I'll take a philly taco and a large Zantac milkshake.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:06 PM (X+DbD)

28 Shitload. Heh.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (GEVul)

29 Is that a Cat Orgy?

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (XOAlA)

30 Ikea coupons and carb free mashed potatoes can be sent to Ace.

++++

How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (pvjTE)

31 I pray for a shitload of grandchildren.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (e7oj4)

32 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

Hey BTH

Being a conservative Protestant sorry can't help you out unless the category is Potluck Dinner

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (3Pma+)

33 Read the joke, laughed. Good one.

Turned on the "Bad" video. Oh no. What is this? Why does that guy have that "happy little trees" guy's hair? Why are those people clapping? Why would you remake a good song, just so you could make it suck?

I need a drink.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

34 This joke, I do not the laughing, for now I need to find the other town. Grazi, MisHum. (This being il sarcasmo.)

Posted by: Paolo at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (6FqZa)

35 Shitload. Heh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (GEVul)


I can't read that word any more without thinking of John Dies at the End.

I've made peace with that fact.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (fZuhk)

36 >> I pray for a shitload of grandchildren.


Why pray when you can use CharlieBrown'sDildo Oil and all but Guarantee it!

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (86Sli)

37 How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (pvjTE)

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Spray them with carb cleaner?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (+F0Wk)

38 Beer.. has anyone heard of Weideman? I may have spelled it wrong, but when we were young and poor we could buy a case for like $10. Then you could return the bottles for a credit on the next case. It wasn't half bad really. I heard it was an east coast beer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

39 >>>How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?


The Horde can figure that out, Amirite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (3Pma+)

40 Re: the robot
I was awakened the other night by my wife's snoring. I nudged her and said *Hey! You're snoring.*
She said - *No one else mentions it.*

Hey Oh!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (9rIkM)

41 I like Miller High Life. It's the Champagne of bottled beer.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (XOAlA)

42 There is only one good beer. Root beer.

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (86Sli)

43 26 13 Tammy Baldwin is ugly and stupid.

She's a lesbian so it's ok
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:06 PM (3Pma+)

Was she also the one who gave birth recently?

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (e7oj4)

44 My go-to cheap beer when I was poor was Blatz...

Now that I'm living 'high on the hog', it's Yuengling!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (e9G8E)

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Mine was Stroh's. A 30 pack for $6 in the early 80s. Now it's Sweetwater 420 as I ride into the Winter of my career toward retirement. I just need to figure out how to install and maintain a kegerator on my cabin cruiser.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (I16G8)

45 Would I eat a Philly taco? I'm from Philly. Hell fuckin yeah.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (SRarZ)

46 There is only one good beer. Root beer.
Posted by: garrett

Don't forget about birch beer.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (9rIkM)

47 Beer.. has anyone heard of Weideman? I may have
spelled it wrong, but when we were young and poor we could buy a case
for like $10. Then you could return the bottles for a credit on the
next case. It wasn't half bad really. I heard it was an east coast
beer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:08 PM

I think Wiedemans was made by the same compay as Blatz...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (e9G8E)

48 I'm a refugee from my living room where the movie 'Milk' is on. I'm in no mood for Harvey Milk. This week started crappy but ended better. Trump trolled the left again. His poll numbers are hanging in. Will they give up? No. Here comes Resistance Summer. Sigh.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (2NqXo)

49 How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?

Pour gravy on it. Make sure there are no lumps.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (XOAlA)

50 How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?


The Horde can figure that out, Amirite?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

If you do, please bring it to the Gainzz! thread. Whenever the hell that will be.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (+Tibp)

51 30 How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (pvjTE)


Add butter and heavy cream. The more you add, the fewer carbs...in proportion.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (Vb4BV)

52 John Dies At The End was pretty meh until they got into 'Eyes Wide Shut World' (quote from the movie!). At that point I was in WTF territory, alternately laughing and being horrified.

'Mmm... bacony!'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (6FqZa)

53 Stegmaier wasn't a half-bad beer, either...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (e9G8E)

54 Hamms, mainstay of the Strategic Cheap Beer Reserve, FTW !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (GNCPT)

55 Corona with lime.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (2NqXo)

56 42 There is only one good beer. Root beer.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (86Sli)


You will now be picketed, unmercifully, by Big Ginger Beer. And you will deserve it.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (Vb4BV)

57 Add butter and heavy cream. The more you add, the fewer carbs...in proportion.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (Vb4BV)



Ingenius.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (+lOpA)

58 A Philly Taco probably has steak and cheese wiz in it.
Good night all.
Before I cause any mischief

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (pHfeF)

59 49 How do you mash the carbs out of a potato?

Pour gravy on it. Make sure there are no lumps.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:10 PM (XOAlA)

I thought you didn't know how to cook

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (3Pma+)

60 ALH... no offense but that is just awful stuff. My dear departed MIL drank 3 every night. We went to visit her grave a few years back and everyone brought some Millers. I took one sip and spit it out.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

61
You're all a bunch of louts.

Vote Dem 2018!

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

62 John Dies At The End was pretty meh until they got into 'Eyes Wide Shut World' (quote from the movie!). At that point I was in WTF territory, alternately laughing and being horrified.

'Mmm... bacony!'
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (6FqZa)


I still haven't gotten around to seeing the movie. Worth seeing for someone who liked the book, do you think?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (fZuhk)

63 Ginger Beer is awful stuff.

Birch Beer I will allow.

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (86Sli)

64 Strohs came in a 40-pack at one time, IIRC...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (e9G8E)

65 I thought you didn't know how to cook


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (3Pma+)

Shhh It's not so much I don't know how, it's more I don't like to.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (XOAlA)

66 Mine was Stroh's. A 30 pack for $6 in the early 80s.
Posted by: Calm Mentor

In college, mine was Schaffer. Like 90 for a nickle.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (+Tibp)

67 54 Hamms, mainstay of the Strategic Cheap Beer Reserve, FTW !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (GNCPT)

Grain Belt
Rhinelander
Schells
Red, White & Blue
Buckhorn

All will make you pukin' drunk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (3Pma+)

68 We went to visit her grave a few years back and everyone brought some Millers. I took one sip and spit it out.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

On her grave? That is reserved for McTumor.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (T71PA)

69 60 More for me, then!

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (XOAlA)

70 52 John Dies At The End was pretty meh until they got into 'Eyes Wide Shut World' (quote from the movie!). At that point I was in WTF territory, alternately laughing and being horrified.

'Mmm... bacony!'
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (6FqZa)


You must mean the movie. I made my wife watch that, and she whapped me on the arm afterwards. And not in a good way. I got that. It's some weird stuff. But tell me you didn't laugh about "That door CANNOT be opened!"

I suggest checking out the book. The really amazing thing about the movie was that they came really close to filming an utterly unfilmable book.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (Vb4BV)

71 You're all a bunch of louts.

Vote Dem 2018!
Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

Well, I'm convinced!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (+F0Wk)

72 I'm not much of a beer drinker but honestly the best beer I ever had was at the ballpark. PBR. Ice cold and it was delicious.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

73 60 ALH... no offense but that is just awful stuff. My dear departed MIL drank 3 every night. We went to visit her grave a few years back and everyone brought some Millers. I took one sip and spit it out.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

I thought you were going to say we pissed on her grave.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (3Pma+)

74 My grandson says I have a root beer belly.

Posted by: Cackalacky at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (6oyFs)

75 In college, mine was Schaffer. Like 90 for a nickle.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (+Tibp)



1880?

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (+lOpA)

76 Grain Belt
Rhinelander
Schells
Red, White & Blue
Buckhorn

All will make you pukin' drunk
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (3Pma+)

Micky's Big Mouth

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM (T71PA)

77 For all your fishing trips and running rivers, nothing beats Schmidt's Animal beer. You could drop your open can on the bottom of the raft, run a class 5 rapid, retrieve it, and drink the mixture of beer and river water with no discernable change in taste.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM (ynu4N)

78 Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

Are you still alive? I thought you were dead.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM (XOAlA)

79 LOL!! I didn't spit on her grave!! I spit it on someone elses grave.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

80 Best cheap beer? In the PNW we had generic brand beer - white can and just said beer on it. Rainier's left overs.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (X+DbD)

81 Not the place for it, but it made me very sad to see George Will turn Democrat. Really liked the guy. Of all the things I never thought I would see...

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (Vb4BV)

82 There is only one good beer. Root beer.

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (86Sli)


Root beer mixes with absolutely nothing, but oxycontin.

Posted by: Hills at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (sXefu)

83 Cheap beer? Keystone Light and The Beast were in my early drinking repertoire. Then I graduated to Yuengling Lager and Killian's Red. Then I found Stoudt's microbrews. Then bourbon.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (SRarZ)

84 On her grave? That is reserved for McTumor.
Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (T71PA)

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Nah, his is not the spit it out type thing. Need to bring kegs and wait for an hour or two to let nature provide you with his grave fodder.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (I16G8)

85 79 LOL!! I didn't spit on her grave!! I spit it on someone elses grave.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

Well, that makes it okay then.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (XOAlA)

86 >>Root beer mixes with absolutely nothing, but oxycontin.


Vanilla Ice Cream.

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (86Sli)

87 >> Are you still alive? I thought you were dead.

My brilliance blinds you, you coarse and vulgar woman.

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (8O3HH)

88 I once tried a "100 point" beer. It was really really good, in a way, but so hoppy that I couldn't imagine wanting it more than once a year.

It was Pliny the Elder, if you're keeping track.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (Vb4BV)

89 Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

Are you still alive? I thought you were dead.
Posted by: ALH

I swear my local paper carries his column. The other day he said that conservatism will be saved by, are you ready? William Weld. He wrote that.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:18 PM (+Tibp)

90 Also Schmidt trophy room - 3 12 packs elk, bass and duck.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:18 PM (X+DbD)

91 If we had ginger beer, we could have a Moscow Mule, if we had some vodka.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:18 PM (Vb4BV)

92 My brilliance blinds you, you coarse and vulgar woman.
Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (8O3HH)

Are you sure you're not dead? I'm pretty sure I read your obit the other day.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (XOAlA)

93 Any other mackerel snappers in here? I am new at this so I gotta ask: have you had the experience of the priest just... not doing a homily? Because that's what we got tonight, the John Cage 4'33" sermon.

The sound system was b0rked, is the excuse given, but you'd think that they didn't have sound systems from, oh, 33 AD to 1833 AD. Somehow the Papists (and other Christian preachers) managed.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Yo hobo, fellow mackerel snapper here.

This would've been the Vigil Mass tonight, correct? I.e., a "Sunday" Mass. No homily = no bueno, liturgically speaking.

It is permissible for the priest to "skip" the homily for an ordinary weekday[/] Mass (although he is strongly encouraged to at least offer a few minutes reflection on the readings).

For Sunday and other Holy Days of Obligation, however, the homily is obligatory.

How large is your Church building? Perhaps Father didn't think he could project his voice sufficiently to be heard; however, in that case, wasn't the entire Liturgy also impossible to hear??

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (QU+qf)

94 >>Micky's Big Mouth

How could I have forgotten those green bottles just like Blatz Light Cream Ale

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (3Pma+)

95 George Will actually used the word "dungarees".

I'm certain the left will embrace him with open arms.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (+lOpA)

96 63 Ginger Beer is awful stuff.

Birch Beer I will allow.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (86Sli)

--Doesn't even come close to that nasty-ass spruce beer I tasted from Montreal.

Disgusting.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (e7oj4)

97 I of course spent my earlier days drinking cheap beer, and later have switched to the craft beers. But the hops on many (the IPAs especially) are too damned hoppy, and if I can get one down, I will be passing gas for a couple of hours.

Now, lighter, crisper pilsners and lagers are showing up. But one night at an event, all they had were the hoppy craft beers, and one other: Rainier.

Rainier is a light, cheap beer, the original in Washington state. More popular by far than Olympia, another of the old labels.

So one night at a free park concert, a small beer garden run by a non-profit as a small fundraiser, was offering up beer, 2 craft beers and Rainier. If I drank one of those craft beers, I would have cleared out the crowd half an hour later. So I went with the Rainier, and good times!

Now I find talking with groups of twenty somethings about beer, is that Rainier is making a comeback locally. And what I also found interesting is that the youngins were somehow fascinated at my college stories that always, somehow, included Rainiers. Funny how a little conversation about cheap beer can lead to more.

Is there anything cheap beer cannot do?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (UsCnO)

98 Well, that makes it okay then.

Not really, I felt bad but it was pure instinct. I would never spit on anyone's grave. Except Obama... McCain.. Pelosi... Schumer..my ex...

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

99 cheap beer AKA "canoe sex beer"

so called because it is fucking near water...

Lucky in the 24 pack of bottles, with the picto puzzles on the inside of the bottle cap.

drank many of them, and flicked the cap off into oblvion sitting in the couch the frat rats had thoughtfully propped against the chimney on the roof of the DU house in Berzerkly, summer of '79.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (Mw954)

100 >> I swear my local paper carries his column. The other day he said that conservatism will be saved by, are you ready? William Weld. He wrote that.

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

I like Bill Weld. He was my running mate. He's nice.

BTW, who is George Will? And what's a column?

Pass the bong, man.

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (8O3HH)

101 95 George Will actually used the word "dungarees".

I'm certain the left will embrace him with open arms.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (+lOpA)

Or they will spit on his grave, like Jewells.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (XOAlA)

102
Don't forget about birch beer.

Posted by: Tonypete


*sniffs haughtily*

Sarsaparilla.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (LsBY9)

103 CRAP.

I coulda swore I got that italics thingy done right!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (QU+qf)

104 I suggest checking out the book. The really amazing thing about the movie was that they came really close to filming an utterly unfilmable book.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (Vb4BV)
----
Agree.

I read the third book first, then saw the movie (which is the first book) and thought they captured the weirdness while keeping it coherent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (gUCYC)

105 >>>I swear my local paper carries his column. The other day he said that conservatism will be saved by, are you ready? William Weld. He wrote that.

Who knew George Will snorted cheap beer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (3Pma+)

106 >> I like Bill Weld. He was my running mate. He's nice.

BTW, who is George Will? And what's a column?

Pass the bong, man.

Dammit, I get even get my name right.

Posted by: Gary Johnson at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (8O3HH)

107 Calm Mentor: I can bring the asparagus, a grill, and some butter and lemon....

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:21 PM (6FqZa)

108 A friend of mine rolled his Cutlass off the freeway. There were four guys in the car. The big fat guy was the only one wearing a seat belt.

When they cut him loose he fell to the headliner.

Posted by: Pabst Blue Ribbon at June 23, 2018 10:21 PM (Q3fP7)

109 I would never spit on anyone's grave. Except Obama... McCain.. Pelosi... Schumer..my ex...
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

It's good to have a goal.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:21 PM (XOAlA)

110
MSNBC gives Will a platform for his to spew his anti-Trump BS, don't they?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:21 PM (8O3HH)

111 >>Micky's Big Mouth

How could I have forgotten those green bottles just like Blatz Light Cream Ale
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (3Pma+)


Does Mickey's even count as "beer"? It's more of a race to see if you can finish it before the last few inches warms up to the point where you can't even drink it drunk.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (fZuhk)

112 After a heavy night of drinking studying, Would you try a Philly taco?

The Philly Taco seems like a decent late-night snack.

I will admit I was hesitant to click the link, fearful that a Philly Taco was something akin to a Cleveland Steamer, Golden Shower, Upper-Decker, etc....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (UOcKN)

113 root beer mixes with both vodka and rum...

ask me how i know.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (Mw954)

114 That car looks like a Red Green Special.

Posted by: Butch at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (hXu8T)

115 Or they will spit on his grave, like Jewells.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (XOAlA)



Jewells is awesome. I would never spit on her grave.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (+lOpA)

116 I coulda swore I got that italics thingy done right!

Oh I gave up on that a long time ago.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

117 95
George Will actually used the word "dungarees".



I'm certain the left will embrace him with open arms.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:19 PM (+lOpA)


The only pictures of a man wearing "dungarees", was a man when he was President riding a girl's bicycle.

I am really glad I am not observing George Will in any way. He used to be smart and an American. Now I have no idea.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (UsCnO)

118 Root beer mixes with absolutely nothing, but oxycontin.


Vanilla Ice Cream.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (86Sli)

-------

Used to love root beer floats. Discovered early on that the ice cream had to go in after the root beer was poured and defoamed. Otherwise, 2 oz. of root beer at a time and huge foam.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (I16G8)

119
Yep, Will joined MSNBC and NBC as a "contributor" back in May.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (8O3HH)

120 lots of places in the Bay Area had Tudor beer on tap back in the day. Tudor Dark was my fav of the two.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (Mw954)

121 Aw... thanks eleven

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

122 Speaking of beer, I remember in the 60's and 70's, the number one selling beer in America was Schlitz. Schlitz! These days you couldn't give it away to Mexicans dying of thirst in the Arizona desert. Maybe they could relabel it as an IPA, rename it Corpulent Dyke and it would take off again.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (9BLnV)

123 Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (fZuhk)

That was so many life times ago.
So many

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (3Pma+)

124 When they cut him loose he fell to the headliner.
Posted by: Pabst Blue Ribbon at June 23, 2018 10:21 PM (Q3fP7)

I laughed out loud. Thanks.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM (T71PA)

125 Eleanor: yeah, I usually go for the Vigil. That way if I have an accidental nap (I'm also of that 29+ age that sometimes happens) I can make up the time the next day.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM (6FqZa)

126 Any other mackerel snappers in here? I am new at this so I gotta ask:
have you had the experience of the priest just... not doing a homily?
Because that's what we got tonight, the John Cage 4'33" sermon.

We had a VERY abbreviated 4pm Mass today.

Almost the entire congregation was working the festival that started at 5 so, no homily and a rush for everything else.

Father did lead us in Grace before he dismissed us so that us volunteers wouldn't miss it.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM (9rIkM)

127 Vanilla Ice Cream.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (86Sli)

--Yeah, seriously?

Root beer floats are awesome.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM (e7oj4)

128 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (UsCnO)

Rainier and Henry Wienhardts were our mainstay at CWU. One summer they had Rainier ice 12 pk bottles - $3.99. Basically Rainier malt liquor.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (X+DbD)

129 121 Aw... thanks eleven
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (dUJdY)


De nada.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (+lOpA)

130 Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (Mw954)

Just as 151 rum & Mt. Dew?
Or ask me how I know, lol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (3Pma+)

131 Hamms, mainstay of the Strategic Cheap Beer Reserve, FTW !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 23, 2018 10:11 PM (GNCPT)

Back in the day my older brother won a Hamms bedside table lamp. When the bulb heated it up, the shade began revolving. On the shade were some forested islands and a lake. It was a beautiful lamp and i could stare at it for hours.

Posted by: Bill R. at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (IuYIh)

132 115 Or they will spit on his grave, like Jewells.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (XOAlA)


Jewells is awesome. I would never spit on her grave.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:22 PM (+lOpA)

Phrasing.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (XOAlA)

133 I am really glad I am not observing George Will in any way. He used to be smart and an American. Now I have no idea.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


An AoS commenter said it best, it's the Royals vs the People.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (Q3fP7)

134 Had dinner with like minded friends earlier.. our host said he got into a road rage incident last week. Two guys get out ready to give him shit. He unbuckles his seat belt.. told them I will stand my ground. They left. They got the message. And he wasn't faking. Carries his gun everywhere.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

135 Phrasing.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (XOAlA)


Exactly!

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (+lOpA)

136
Okay, spitting on a grave is sort of bad, I'll have to admit. But how about dancing on a grave? That's okay, right?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

137 Those cats look very relaxed. Must have just finished a meal of high carb wildebeests.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (XOAlA)

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (e8kgV)

139 Okay, spitting on a grave is sort of bad, I'll have to admit. But how about dancing on a grave? That's okay, right?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (8O3HH)

Don't forget the red dress.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:28 PM (T71PA)

140
Heh, that reminds of the Northern Exposure episode where the old lady buys herself a burial plot, and then goes and dances on it, saying she wanted to dance on her own grave.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:28 PM (8O3HH)

141 was that Nashville or Knoxville the mayor was actually having sex in a graveyard? Ace did a post about that IIRC. Guess the party

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (6FqZa)

142 99
cheap beer AKA "canoe sex beer"

so called because it is fucking near water...

Lucky in the 24 pack of bottles, with the picto puzzles on the inside of the bottle cap.

drank
many of them, and flicked the cap off into oblvion sitting in the couch
the frat rats had thoughtfully propped against the chimney on the roof
of the DU house in Berzerkly, summer of '79.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (Mw954)

Ahh, yes, the Lucky stubbies. The shortest bottle in the cooler, you immediately knew which were the Lucky Lagers. Mixed in with the Rainiers, the Olympias, the Heidelbergs.

What ever happened? Oh yeah, life happened.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (UsCnO)

143 History marches on ...

February 1, 1960 ... a lunch counter at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina

June 22, 2018 ... a Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia

Both cases, discrimination by White Democrats.

Posted by: undocumented illegal Martin Luther King Jr at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (e8kgV)

144 Any other mackerel snappers in here? I am new at this so I gotta ask: have you had the experience of the priest just... not doing a homily? Because that's what we got tonight, the John Cage 4'33" sermon.

Nope. Never. No such luck. And I'm a clock watcher. We were treated to a couple of baptisms after the sermon tonight. So it went long. I didn't mind because I liked seeing the cute babies.

Some Catholic churches are quite a bit larger than some Protestant churches, so I guess no sound system would require the priest to yell.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

145 The coolest thing about Mickey's Big Mouth bottles was seeing which girls could, and would, wrap those lips around it and swallow. Good times and very telling!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (I16G8)

146 Wow, women are about about to drive legally in Saudi Arabia.

In 2018.

Go Trump!

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (e7oj4)

147 Janine Turner. Still hot.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (+lOpA)

148 The Big Kittuh picture: I see 2 lionesses, 1 tiger, not sure about the Kittuh facing away from the camera or the black Kittuh.

A cool pic

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (Tcxb+)

149 133 An AoS commenter said it best, it's the Royals vs the People.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 10:27 PM (Q3fP7)


It is an excellent explanation. Perhaps the best explanation.

But there is one other, involving rice bowls.

When a doer is in charge, and busy accomplishing things, the market value of philosophers and pontificaters and other talkers falls to almost nothing. And they don't like that.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:30 PM (Vb4BV)

150 There was a little bar near me when I was in college that sold Southpaw Light for 25 cents on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

I'd sell 850 ml of life-saving plasma to the local blood bank for $20 and get smashed then swing by Taco Bell for a couple of 39 cent bean burritos.

It was a nice night on the town to live it up and take a break from Ramen noodles and tap water.

The good old days....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:31 PM (UOcKN)

151 146 Wow, women are about about to drive legally in Saudi Arabia.

In 2018.

Go Trump!
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (e7oj4)



1918 in 2018! You go Saudi Arabia. Only 100 years behind the rest of the world!

But it's something.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:31 PM (+lOpA)

152 Rogue Brewery out of OR has stubbies brand called Seesions.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:31 PM (X+DbD)

153 Cheap, old school beers -- the kind your dad used to drink while grilling some brats or watching the World Series -- have come to be looked down upon by some as boring, bland, water-downed corporate swill -- the "fast food" of brews.

Well, I can at least agree with that. You can't drink that swill any more once you've had superior beers. On the chess thread someone mentioned Arrogant Bastard. Budweiser, Miller, etc. deserve to die. Stone, Founders, Harp, etc. all deserve to thrive. And the big companies are losing out to craft breweries.

If only it were as easy to kill off Disney, fb or Amazon.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (/qEW2)

154 was that Nashville or Knoxville the mayor was actually having sex in a graveyard? Ace did a post about that IIRC. Guess the party
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (6FqZa)

.....

Nashville. Uber-lib Megan Berry.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (UOcKN)

155
Here it is, with some side by side clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prr7KBF4c2M

She didn't buy the plot, it was the kid. He got her a grave for her birthday, and she decided she should dance on it, the opportunity of a lifetime.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (8O3HH)

156 Tonight's ONT is Yoko Free.

MisHum Loves Us.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (XOAlA)

157 In the late 60's and early 70's, the drink of choice in Marine Corps slop chutes (kind of an enlisted club) was Ballantines, at one dime a can. Also, Olympia was known as "Love by the lake", as it was"fuckin near water".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (xzqr4)

158 In college, the hubs and I survived on Red White and Blue. Foster's Lager was for special occasions.

I now really don't care for beer (too filling), but occasionally enjoy a nice ale or bitter beer (Old Red Hen).

Ginger beer is really good, IF you have a good dark rum to blend it with, along with a fresh lime wedge, AND the Bermuda coast in view on a Dark And Stormy night!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (QU+qf)

159 156 Tonight's ONT is Yoko Free.

MisHum Loves Us.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (XOAlA)


You didn't even look at the "Bad" video, did you?

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:33 PM (Vb4BV)

160 Janine Turner. Still hot.

And a conservative.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:33 PM (X+DbD)

161 How long before some enterprising Moron replaces McStain's headstone with a urinal?

'Cause that's just GOTTA happen.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 23, 2018 10:33 PM (QzJWU)

162 156 Tonight's ONT is Yoko Free.

MisHum Loves Us.
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (XOAlA)
----

MisHum's love is conditional.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:33 PM (gUCYC)

163 All of you fancy-pants beer snobs with your Hamms and Schlitz.

I drank generic beer from the discount aisle at the Shattuck Ave. Safeway.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (wYseH)

164 So long as PDT stays in Beast Mode with the Left, I think he is unbeatable. Not an inch, no quarter given. Also saw Incredibles 2 with the family tonight. Definitely not as good as the first.

Posted by: jmel at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (OeWgo)

165 By the way, we now have a Vietnamese priest, he talked about what he went through as a child in Vietnam. The commies took him and other children away from their parents and put them in orphanages. He's not a fan of communism. We're praying for the end of communism in Vietnam.

Also, f**k you, Sean Penn. Go back to your capitalist supplied mansion, and shut up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

166 164 So long as PDT stays in Beast Mode with the Left, I think he is unbeatable. Not an inch, no quarter given. Also saw Incredibles 2 with the family tonight. Definitely not as good as the first.
Posted by: jmel at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (OeWgo)


Not possible to be.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:35 PM (+lOpA)

167 I drank generic beer from the discount aisle at the Shattuck Ave. Safeway.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Luxury!

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 10:35 PM (+Tibp)

168 163 All of you fancy-pants beer snobs with your Hamms and Schlitz.

I drank generic beer from the discount aisle at the Shattuck Ave. Safeway.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (wYseH)


Uh, would that be Shattuck Ave, Berkeley? Where the edifice of Chez Panisse still stands? And that is your proletarian story?

Still, it would go a long way toward explaining your taste in French Toast toppings.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (Vb4BV)

169 80
Best cheap beer? In the PNW we had generic brand beer - white can and just said beer on it. Rainier's left overs.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (X+DbD)

Oh heck yes! This thread is like a beer memory adventure.

However, the white can with generic black letters saying "BEER" is long gone.

However, there is a winery in the Yakima valley that sells "RED WINE" and "WHITE WINE".

Must be their kids.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (UsCnO)

170 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (wYseH)


Were you aware of the life-changing powers ascribed to CBD Oil throughout today's threads?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (gUCYC)

171 I drank generic beer from the discount aisle at the Shattuck Ave. Safeway.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (wYseH)

Does generic beer come in white cans with black type?

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (XOAlA)

172 You are saying there is a beer equivalent of Val-U-Rite?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (rnAwa)

173 blocked JavaScript and now the comments finally load quickly!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (hMwEB)

174

Little Kings

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (IqV8l)

175 I like my beer with lime squeezed into it. Does that make me a bad person?

I also sometimes store some glass mugs in the freezer so they're frosty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

176
Speaking of cheap beer (of a sort), I was in broke mode once and bought some supermarket-brand root beer. Like drinking carbonated licorice, vile stuff.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (LsBY9)

177 Uh, would that be Shattuck Ave, Berkeley? Where the edifice of Chez Panisse still stands? And that is your proletarian story?

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (Vb4BV)

It was awful...I was too poor to afford arugula for my pizza!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (wYseH)

178

Phili Taco, No.

Fili Taco, Yes.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (UFLLM)

179 175 I like my beer with lime squeezed into it. Does that make me a bad person?

Yes.

I also sometimes store some glass mugs in the freezer so they're frosty.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:38 PM (+lVUW)


That makes you the best person of all.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (Vb4BV)

180 175 I like my beer with lime squeezed into it. Does that make me a bad person?

I also sometimes store some glass mugs in the freezer so they're frosty.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

That sounds delicious.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (XOAlA)

181 Wow, women are about about to drive legally in Saudi Arabia.

In 2018.

Go Trump!
Posted by: logprof at June



yeah, what could go wrong.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (MTjB1)

182 blocked JavaScript and now the comments finally load quickly!
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (hMwEB)


What browser/OS are you using?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (fZuhk)

183 TIME magazine issued a correction about the crying toddler and Trump. They finally admitted the little girl was never separated from her mother. The damage is already done, after that cover they did.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (2NqXo)

184 Were you aware of the life-changing powers ascribed to CBD Oil throughout today's threads?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (gUCYC)

I was indeed. You people are fvcking lunatics!

I was also followed on Twitter by some company selling the stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (wYseH)

185 Favorite 'cheap beer': Yuengling Traditional Lager. Its an Amber Beer. A very solid one. Relatively inexpensive.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (Tcxb+)

186 164 So long as PDT stays in Beast Mode with the Left, I think he is unbeatable. ...
Posted by: jmel


He's not in beast mode, he's in business as usual mode.

Woe unto those poor Dems if they put him into beast mode.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (Q3fP7)

187 122
Speaking of beer, I remember in the 60's and 70's, the number one
selling beer in America was Schlitz. Schlitz! These days you couldn't
give it away to Mexicans dying of thirst in the Arizona desert. Maybe
they could relabel it as an IPA, rename it Corpulent Dyke and it would
take off again.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 10:23 PM (9BLnV)

So... you are in Marketing?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (UsCnO)

188

Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)

189 177 It was awful...I was too poor to afford arugula for my pizza!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (wYseH)


If I could stop laughing at this, I'm sure I would find a new way to harass you.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (Vb4BV)

190 Okay no joke.. I tried CBD oinment (not an oil) on my foot and my knee. Absolutely no pain in the knee and pain level went from an 8 or 9 in my foot down to a 2 or 3. That shit works.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (dUJdY)

191 you fancy-pants beer snobs with your Hamms and Schlitz.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June

heh



Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (MTjB1)

192 I drank generic beer from the discount aisle at the Shattuck Ave. Safeway.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:34 PM (wYseH)


Explains the French Toast thingy....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (3Pma+)

193 184 I was also followed on Twitter by some company selling the stuff.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (wYseH)


Please tell me you told them what the initials stand for.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:41 PM (Vb4BV)

194 Will anyone admit to trying the new orange and lime beers I see advertised on teevee?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:41 PM (gUCYC)

195 Fili Taco, Yes.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM (UFLLM)


What... like adobo tacos? Is that a thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:41 PM (fZuhk)

196 how do you guys extract oil from CBD?
Do you hold him down or do you knock him out?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:41 PM (hMwEB)

197 Does generic beer come in white cans with black type?

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (XOAlA)

Yup!

It actually wasn't bad. There was a Budweiser Brewery in Fairfield, about 30 miles away. We always assumed that it was over-production from there....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (wYseH)

198 I still drink PBR.

It was the first beer I stole from my dad's fridge in the garage. It had one of those peel-tab tops in those days, but it still tastes the same. It's good ice cold when grilling out in the summer.

I sure as hell wouldn't want to pound a half-dozen Vanilla Cardamom Russian Imperal Triple IPAs while cooking burgers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (UOcKN)

199 you know, that car upthread, it is a buick. glad they are working on upping their design game.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (MTjB1)

200 Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)

Of course IT is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (3Pma+)

201 Please explain the CharlieBrown'sDildo French Toast Thingy.

TIA

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (XOAlA)

202 Will anyone admit to trying the new orange and lime beers I see advertised on teevee?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:41 PM (gUCYC)

I tried Blue Moon once. Not bad.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (T71PA)

203 What browser/OS are you using?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (fZuhk)

silk on a kindle fire

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (hMwEB)

204 Most recent post on Katie Arrington's Farcebook page:
-----
Please see below an update on Katie as of 4:00 PM EST on Saturday, June 23:

Katie Arrington remains in critical but stable condition. Katie is scheduled to undergo another major surgical procedure tomorrow morning and remains humbled, encouraged, and deeply moved by the outpouring of support. Moreover, Katie is extremely grateful for and lifted by the prayers being offered from across the community.

Friends have organized a special prayer service of the Rosary for Katie to be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at St. Phillip's Church located at 142 Church Street in Charleston.

#PrayForKatie
-----

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (NL6wI)

205 I still drink PBR.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June

does dennis hopper?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (MTjB1)

206 Does generic beer come in white cans with black type?
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:37 PM (XOAlA)

---------

It was as of 2 years ago on a trip from L.A. to Seoul via Korean Airways. Just those 4 letters on the entire can. It was only good if you counted the price (included).

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (I16G8)

207 you know, that car upthread, it is a buick. glad they are working on upping their design game.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (MTjB1)


My first car was a 1984 Pontiac J-car. I think they came from the plant like that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:43 PM (fZuhk)

208 Vanilla Ice Cream.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:17 PM (86Sli)

--Yeah, seriously?

Root beer floats are awesome.
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM

Cream soda floats. Yummy.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:44 PM (2NqXo)

209 Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (NL6wI)

any news on the person that hit them? I know he died, but any other interesting facts we might want to know?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:44 PM (dUJdY)

210 201 Please explain the CharlieBrown'sDildo French Toast Thingy.

TIA
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (XOAlA)


Mr. Dildo believes that the use of maple syrup on French Toast is an abomination. You can see this at the end of any of the recent Sunday food threads, for which he is the proprietor.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)

211 >>how do you guys extract oil from CBD?


CharlieBrown'sDildo Oil is taken straight from the castor of the Dildo and only the Extracts from the first Press are used.

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:45 PM (86Sli)

212 The first car I ever bought was a 4 door Bel Air. It had the fins on the back.

Wish I still had it.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 10:45 PM (XOAlA)

213 My first car was a 1984 Pontiac J-car. I think they came from the plant like that.
Posted by: hogmartin at June



heh.



being in colorado is like living in the davis monthan boneyard. old cars, rust free everywhere.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:45 PM (MTjB1)

214 silk on a kindle fire
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (hMwEB)


I think you can get Brave on the Kindle app store. It's what I use on iOS for sites with bad Javascript; speeds up loading pretty convincingly.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:46 PM (fZuhk)

215 good evening all!

Posted by: TickledPink at June 23, 2018 10:46 PM (TL2pK)

216 What... like adobo tacos? Is that a thing?
Posted by: hogmartin

Uhhh yeah, THAT's the ticket!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:46 PM (UFLLM)

217 188

Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



I wonder who molested her child.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (Tcxb+)

218 thanks hogmartin, I will check

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (hMwEB)

219 Sigh. SPECKLED Hen. Not RED Hen.

Old SPECKLED Hen. That's the name of the Bitter beer I drink maybe 3 times a year!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (QU+qf)

220 Powdered sugar is the acceptable topping for French toast.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UOcKN)

221 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (UsCnO)

My brother is COO for Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg. More than once they wanted to run a generic seasonal as nod to the cheap beer gods. It is still a possibility, would be a marketing coup.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (X+DbD)

222 128
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:20 PM (UsCnO)



Rainier and Henry Wienhardts were our mainstay at CWU. One summer
they had Rainier ice 12 pk bottles - $3.99. Basically Rainier malt
liquor.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (X+DbD)

Yep. Henry Weinhards? Dude, that was the high priced spread when it came out! For me, a Henry's was my first beer that had some body, some depth, and still tasted good. Still in stores today everywhere in the area. Never could down one of those Rainier Ice things, reminded me of Rainier Ale - the original - in a green bottle. It was horrendous ale, not unlike Mickey's big mouth ale. Only worse, and a higher alcohol content.

Small world! My youngest brother was a Wildcat. And Ellensburg is growing like crazy these days. Was just there two weeks ago. Good luck on trying to find a house for sale if you want to move back.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UsCnO)

223 Uhhh yeah, THAT's the ticket!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:46 PM (UFLLM)


OK well now I know what you were hinting at, but also I'm more intrigued by adobo tacos. That sounds really good.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (fZuhk)

224 it is a buick. glad they are working on upping their design game.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (MTjB1)

Just spent four hours driving my Buick Enclave, at a comfortable 75-80mph on the Merritt and 15 into CT and back.

So blow your snobby Montana car aesthetic out your ass. Or is it Iowa?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:48 PM (wYseH)

225 >>Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Wants Attention, Too! Is Transgender

Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:48 PM (86Sli)

226 It was awful...I was too poor to afford arugula for my pizza!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:39 PM

We were so poor we had to instruct the servants to use 18-karat-gold leaf on our desserts instead of 24 karat.

Posted by: Cindy McCain at June 23, 2018 10:48 PM (2NqXo)

227 > Cheap, old school beers - the kind your dad used to drink while grilling some brats or watching the World Series ...
===

Pour some reconstituted lime juice in them.
Viola! Lime and lager!

Total game changer to the taste.

Alternatives: tomato juice, and/or a few green olives.

Posted by: lawnmower brat beers at June 23, 2018 10:48 PM (+Jc4m)

228 78 Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

Are you still alive? I thought you were dead.
Posted by: ALH


I snort laughed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

229 Mr. Dildo believes that the use of maple syrup on French Toast is an abomination. You can see this at the end of any of the recent Sunday food threads, for which he is the proprietor.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:45 PM (Vb4BV)

--CBD's Jewy hatred of us gentiles is showing through.

Speaking of, on the last Gordon Ramsey show ep, there was a dish of Bananas Foster on French Toast that looked . . . delectable.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (e7oj4)

230 I'm back, wandered away for supper after reading the content. The late blooming doctor from the UK is an inspiring story.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (r4KP2)

231

Adobo tacos are indeed a thing, and delicious especially with fresh slaw and a neutral hot sauce on top!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (UFLLM)

232 By the way, let's see how mellow those big kitties are if we toss an antelope in with them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

233 When I was young, reading science fiction novels and watching Star Trek, I hardly dreamed of a future in which parents would encourage their children to hack off their genitals.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (Vb4BV)

234 I believe it was Cher who caught the baby sitter molesting her daughter. Cher did nothing. Her daughter is now a mess of an adult. The entertainment industry is long over due to a cleansing of fire.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:50 PM (Tcxb+)

235 Just spent four hours driving my Buick Enclave, at a comfortable 75-80mph on the Merritt and 15 into CT and back.

So blow your snobby Montana car aesthetic out your ass.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June



have been giving the enclave and the lucerne more props. have encountered more and more people I know and like driving the enclaves lately. have never driven one though.

very much a fan of buick just wish they would include a land yacht somewhere in their line up. something like an 80s le sabre or park avenue.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)

236 Lucky in the 24 pack of bottles, with the picto puzzles on the inside of the bottle cap

Those were the best! A friend and I spent many a night drinking them on the railroad tracks. (CalTrain. Where those Paly kids offed themselves serially many years later) Now that I think about it, not sure why we always went there... Oh well.

Posted by: t-bird at June 23, 2018 10:50 PM (y+Ufa)

237 Never understood why they didn't introduce a beer called PBR Street Gang.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 23, 2018 10:50 PM (e1mEI)

238 209 any news on the person that hit them? I know he died, but any other interesting facts we might want to know?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:44 PM (dUJdY)


Not a whole lot, but she was identified:
-----
Helen White, 69, of Ravenel, died on scene in the motor vehicle collision on Savannah Highway, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal.

The Charleston County Sheriffs Department is investigating. The cause of death is pending autopsy.
-----

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 10:51 PM (NL6wI)

239 81 Not the place for it, but it made me very sad to see George Will turn Democrat. Really liked the guy. Of all the things I never thought I would see...
Posted by: Splunge


Don't worry, he'll pretend to be for controlling spending.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

240 My brother is COO for Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg. More than once they wanted to run a generic seasonal as nod to the cheap beer gods. It is still a possibility, would be a marketing coup.


.....

Wild Heaven Brewing in Georgia puts out a beer called Emergency Drinking Beer that is a German pils that tastes basically like a Miller High Life.

Pretty humorous packaging, like the old yellow and black generic food labels.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (UOcKN)

241 Good luck on trying to find a house for sale if you want to move back.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UsCnO)

Oh hell no, crash at my parents or bro's house. Housing shortage and now the libs have moved into city council. Complete cluster fuck, not the town I grew up in.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (X+DbD)

242 219 Sigh. SPECKLED Hen. Not RED Hen.

Old SPECKLED Hen. That's the name of the Bitter beer I drink maybe 3 times a year!
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged



The first time I ever drank that, it was in a pub in the UK. It was delicious.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (Tcxb+)

243 I like that the Red Baron from the pizza is now a woman.

Is there nothing they won't gender bend anymore?

Posted by: TickledPink at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (TL2pK)

244 229 Speaking of, on the last Gordon Ramsey show ep, there was a dish of Bananas Foster on French Toast that looked . . . delectable.
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:49 PM (e7oj4)


I hardly ever eat sugar at all these days...but if and when I go visit New Orleans again, I will not turn down dessert at any meal. They really know what they are doing. I have a vague memory of an extraordinary Bananas Foster flitting by in my last food blur there.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:53 PM (Vb4BV)

245 while I have come to appreciate the enclave, not sure I will ever be able to forgive the buick encore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:53 PM (MTjB1)

246 and I don't care who has an encore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (MTjB1)

247 Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:50 PM (MTjB1)

I can fit seven people in my Enclave, and often did when ferrying the brats around.

I replaced the struts and shocks with aftermarket ones and picked up about 5mph on the highway. Which, in retrospect, was a bad idea.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (wYseH)

248 143 Both cases, discrimination by White Democrats.
Posted by: undocumented illegal Martin Luther King Jr at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (e8kgV)

the pettiness and vile behavior of the red hen woman, not any "moral convictions", as claimed is epitomized in how SHS was treated: sarah made a reservation and could have been told prior to arrival she would not be served. instead, they sit her party of 8, waiter takes orders and THEN her highness queen hen goes to table and evicts her. maximum embarrassment, walk of shame, and, i would bet, that she had someone video it, but the shit storm after the server posted on FB forced her to dial it back. all of this was to get a stormy daniels level of praise from her fellow progressive travelers.

if the hen person really had moral convictions, she would have been like the cake bakers, who told the gay folks privately they could not bake their cake. if the bakers had behaved as the hen person, they would have accepted the order (as she did by taking the reservation and then seating the SHS party), but on the wedding day show up and say, "sorry, moral convictions: no cake" and, then, posted photos on social media of their cake order, which they cancelled. there was nothing moral about it. it was preening and virtue signaling by a very small, childish and immature woman.

Posted by: Ever at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (QPeHQ)

249 George Will has always been a mincing, conceited, pompous pedantic 'conservative' playing the TV panel reasonable conservative in order gather invitations to DC in crowd cocktail parties. His only saving grace is that he understands why baseball is such a great sport; but even then his flowery essays tell you why he wears bow ties and John Lennon glasses.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (t78V7)

250 After a night of heavy drinking in Philly you go to Troy's Deli on 39th and Sansome for an Egg-el.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (EZebt)

251 lol.. that car looks like something you would find in NM.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

I have done bodywork almost that bad. Hey! It got a beater back on the road, and providing its owner with transportation. The basics are there.

And one less asshole rapper. Life is good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (a2xQ5)

252 221
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (UsCnO)



My brother is COO for Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg. More than
once they wanted to run a generic seasonal as nod to the cheap beer
gods. It is still a possibility, would be a marketing coup.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (X+DbD)

Iron Horse? The wedding I attended served Iron Horse on tap, it was a lighter brew, a blonde. Five stars out of Five! Pure smooth beer, no fruity or other goofy flavor to mess it up.
Sadly, I had to cut myself off. It was going down like cold water in the desert, but I had to drive later.

Pyramid brewery out of Portland now brews a brand called "Sessions". It comes in a Lucky Lager-style stubby bottle and reminds me and a couple of others with gray hair agreed. But it sure isn't a cheap beer price. I see it all over in Western Wash grocery stores these days.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (UsCnO)

253 242 The first time I ever drank that, it was in a pub in the UK. It was delicious.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 10:52 PM (Tcxb+)


"Old Speckled Hen" is pretty good. The completely unrelated "Old Chub" Scotch ale is good, too.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (NL6wI)

254 245 while I have come to appreciate the enclave, not sure I will ever be able to forgive the buick encore.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:53 PM (MTjB1)


It's not about forgiveness, surely. The existence of the Cimmaron does not make the STS less awesome. And the current Challenger is not made one whit less fun to drive by the abominations that bore its name a few decades ago.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (Vb4BV)

255 Gee, I think Pabst Blue Ribbon is the best tasting cheap beer. I hardly drink anymore, but I did have a Coors Light last weekend, and I couldn't finish it. It had a horrible metallic taste.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 23, 2018 10:56 PM (rdl6o)

256
Is there nothing they won't gender bend anymore?
Posted by: TickledPink


Mister Clean?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:56 PM (IqV8l)

257

The 'Red Baroness' wears a scarf to hide xit's very prominent voice box...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:57 PM (UFLLM)

258 "We stand strong for human trafficking, rape, MS-13, and child abuse by Mexico and Democratic members of Congress. If this offends, you, please dine elsewhere"


Posted by: Red Hen/Lexington VA at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (QDnY+)

Restaurants are really prone to kitchen fires. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 10:57 PM (a2xQ5)

259 Bigots against bigotry, Unite!

Posted by: Stephanie Wilkinson at June 23, 2018 10:57 PM (wbRN9)

260 I hardly ever eat sugar at all these days...but if and when I go visit New Orleans again, I will not turn down dessert at any meal. They really know what they are doing. I have a vague memory of an extraordinary Bananas Foster flitting by in my last food blur there.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:53 PM (Vb4BV)

--Good gravy, I'd be happy to die earlier if it meant nuthin' but NO food, especially Bananas Foster and spicy jambalaya.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:58 PM (e7oj4)

261 oops, meant the 1982ish buick electra, that is what I want buick to make.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:58 PM (MTjB1)

262 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (UsCnO)

509 or Light Rail. Their seasonal right now is Send It, pretty nice light ale. But the go to is Irish Death, no a brown or porter. It's smooth, but the 7.2% sneaks up on you. That's right pyramid did Sessions not Rogue.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:59 PM (X+DbD)

263 Puddleglum, yeah, Cynthia Nixon is pinging the Marion Zimmer Bradley meter, hard, here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:59 PM (6FqZa)

264 Holy shit. Forgot about Grain Belt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 10:59 PM (GEVul)

265 > how do you guys extract oil from CBD?
Do you hold him down or do you knock him out?
Posted by: votermom

Expressed from the anal glands. Put a plate of salted french toast down in front of him, he'll put up with it.

Posted by: lawnmower brat beers at June 23, 2018 11:00 PM (+Jc4m)

266 The existence of the Cimmaron does not make the STS less awesome.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (Vb4BV)


Speaking of abysmal J-cars... what a shitshow that thing was. At least mine had a Sunbird badge on the back, so there was no confusion about what it was pretending to be.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:00 PM (fZuhk)

267 I can fit seven people in my Enclave, and often did when ferrying the brats around.

I replaced the struts and shocks with aftermarket ones and picked up about 5mph on the highway. Which, in retrospect, was a bad idea.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June



heh. if it is out of warranty you should put a new air filter on and flash the thing. lots of potential in modern autos the manufacturers leave untapped.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

268 Puddleglum, yeah, Cynthia Nixon is pinging the Marion Zimmer Bradley meter, hard, here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:59 PM (6FqZa)


She's publishing another another Darkover book? That's some fucked up shit.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at June 23, 2018 11:03 PM (sXefu)

269 It's not about forgiveness, surely. The existence of the Cimmaron does not make the STS less awesome. And the current Challenger is not made one whit less fun to drive by the abominations that bore its name a few decades ago.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:55 PM (Vb4BV)

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I was a Service Writer then a Service Dispatcher at a Caddy dealer in the early 80s, 82-85. Just about everything put out by Detroit was a POS back then, but a special place is reserved in Hell for the Cadillac Cimmaron.

We had 10 in our service loaner fleet, and one was in the shop for something just to keep them on the road almost every damn day.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 11:03 PM (I16G8)

270 249 George Will has always been a mincing, conceited, pompous pedantic 'conservative' playing the TV panel reasonable conservative in order gather invitations to DC in crowd cocktail parties. His only saving grace is that he understands why baseball is such a great sport; but even then his flowery essays tell you why he wears bow ties and John Lennon glasses.
Posted by: colfax mingo



He also humiliated Bill Maher on one of those Sunday Morning News shows. That was awesome but yea, George is an acceptable conservative for DC. A gimp suit wearing cuck.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:03 PM (Tcxb+)

271 It's not about forgiveness, surely. The existence of the Cimmaron does not make the STS less awesome. And the current Challenger is not made one whit less fun to drive by the abominations that bore its name a few decades ago.
Posted by: Splunge at June




have started peeking at cadillac here and there. their problem is that they are going to have to apologize for the taking the government lucre.

would like it if they thought about using a curve here and there and went to awd on their fastest models.

would like to have a big shiny caddy badge.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:04 PM (MTjB1)

272 The bitch that accused the disabled war veteran ICE agent of having a Nazi tattoo quit her job. Probably before being fired. And she blames Milo Yiannopolous for it.

Posted by: buzzion at June 23, 2018 11:05 PM (cAnNx)

273 you should put a new air filter on and flash the thing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

You've met me...do I look the "flashy" type?

My idea of a great car is one that doesn't look fast, but is!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:05 PM (wYseH)

274 175 I like my beer with lime squeezed into it. Does that make me a bad person?

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

++++

It's ok if it's Corona. Helps cut the taste of the urine.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 11:06 PM (pvjTE)

275 Rogue Brewery out of OR has stubbies brand called Seesions.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:31 PM (X+DbD)

That's good beer, too. I had some in Portland back in April. Bought a 24 pack to take home with me, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:07 PM (a2xQ5)

276 You've met me...do I look the "flashy" type?

My idea of a great car is one that doesn't look fast, but is!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June



lol. I am out of practice. can't tell if that is sarc or not? you know flashing is the way they chip cars now?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:07 PM (MTjB1)

277 I miss the Kroenenberg 1454 off the tap in England. Fantastic beer.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (GEVul)

278 My mom used to buy generic beer for my dad. Then she upgraded to Red White and Blue.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (+lVUW)

279 I don't like the cloud. It's part of the Royal Mega Vacuum system.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (Q3fP7)

280 Chief Oshkosh.......now that was a beer that made you want to whoop it up!

Posted by: Restoring the Media Balance of Terror at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (WPxnj)

281 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?

Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UOcKN)

282 152
Rogue Brewery out of OR has stubbies brand called Seesions.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:31 PM (X+DbD)

Oh, Rogue, not Pyramid, got it. Both Oregon mainstay brewers these days.

But the bottles are like little Lucky ghosts.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UsCnO)

283 278 My mom used to buy generic beer for my dad. Then she upgraded to Red White and Blue.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (+lVUW)


I have tasted Red White and Blue many times. Okay, I drank it, while trying not to taste it. My tasting note is something like "at least it was cheap."

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (Vb4BV)

284 Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)

Half male, half turkey baster?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:10 PM (a2xQ5)

285 Lions and Tigers and Panthers, oh my!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:10 PM (R+Cqa)

286 You've met me...do I look the "flashy" type?

My idea of a great car is one that doesn't look fast, but is!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:05 PM (wYseH)

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I think this is exactly what he is referring to. "Flash" is a wipeout and reinstall of the software in your cars ECM, erasing some if not all of the built in factory limitations.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 11:10 PM (I16G8)

287 you know flashing is the way they chip cars now?

Posted by: yankeefifth


Don't know what the hell you said.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:11 PM (Q3fP7)

288 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?

Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UOcKN)


There's Rudolf Hess pizza?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at June 23, 2018 11:11 PM (sXefu)

289 Those from Western PA will remember cheap swill called Duquesne Beer. "Dukane" Beer was cheap. And it was definitely swill. If you were unemployed and short of cash, this was the beer to get. Cheap. Really cheap.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:11 PM (Tcxb+)

290 One of the down sides of streaming video is that my mother will find some show I find stunningly dull and binge watch it. Her latest was even worse for making me feel long in the tooth.
This show, 'The Good Witch', has a really annoying character even my mother hates, who also is Mayor of the small town where the series is set. I noticed in passing a name I recognized, an actress on a show I watched in the 90s, 'Forever Knight'. I could recall thinking she appeared to be somebody who struggled with her weight but she looked good back then. Well, it turns out the obnoxious Mayor is Catherine Disher and she apparently gave up the weight struggle completely. She must be a good hundred pounds heavier than she was when FK ended.

She's no spring chicken anymore at 58. But still, to let it get that bad, it forces me to acknowledge just how much time has passed.

Posted by: epobirs at June 23, 2018 11:12 PM (AJKgl)

291

Man, this pizza tastes like old fish...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 11:12 PM (UFLLM)

292 If you sky is not too cloudy, you might dodge outside long enough to see a conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon. Clearly visible. Jupiter is at about 5 o'clock, two finger widths away. You can't miss it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:12 PM (R+Cqa)

293
I've got a bad case of vulvodynia.

It's you coarse and vulgar people wearing your dungarees. You make me sick.

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 11:13 PM (8O3HH)

294 If you sky is not too cloudy, you might dodge outside long enough to see a conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:12 PM (R+Cqa)


Way too overcast here, but I certainly do appreciate the reminders, keep 'em coming.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:14 PM (fZuhk)

295 Are they still making Genesee Beer?

My Polish buddy from Eden, NY used to bring cases go Genny Light and Genny Cream Ales back down south with him after he visited family up there.

Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:14 PM (UOcKN)

296
Yep. Henry Weinhards? Dude, that was the high priced spread when it came out! For me, a Henry's was my first beer that had some body, some depth, and still tasted good. Still in stores today everywhere in the area. Never could down one of those Rainier Ice things, reminded me of Rainier Ale - the original - in a green bottle. It was horrendous ale, not unlike Mickey's big mouth ale. Only worse, and a higher alcohol content.

Small world! My youngest brother was a Wildcat. And Ellensburg is growing like crazy these days. Was just there two weeks ago. Good luck on trying to find a house for sale if you want to move back.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UsCnO)

Henry Weinhardt's Private Stock is a very good slightly more expensive than cheap, beer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:15 PM (a2xQ5)

297 I'm not handy enough to make a wood grill, but one of my headlights is held roughly in place with a pair of zip ties.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 11:15 PM (r4KP2)

298 All this talking has made me thirsty for a cold beer.


In a frosty frozen glass, of course.


A room temperature glass? Who the hell you think I am, George Will?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 11:15 PM (UsCnO)

299 I have tasted Red White and Blue many times. Okay, I drank it, while trying not to taste it. My tasting note is something like "at least it was cheap."
Posted by: Splunge
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Worst beer I've ever had, Narragansett. It's the only beer my friends and I have ever simply left behind on a picnic table at a state park. We used some of it to put out the campfire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:16 PM (R+Cqa)

300 Any other mackerel snappers in here? I am new at this so I gotta ask: have you had the experience of the priest just... not doing a homily? Because that's what we got tonight, the John Cage 4'33" sermon.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

Never. But we have a young priest who gives short, sharp homilies. On Friday it was about social media being a cesspool and that Christians ought to think twice about hooking up to a sewer pipe. It was like he looked into my soul!

But no homily at all? Nope.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 11:16 PM (/+bwe)

301 I've got a bad case of vulvodynia.

It's you coarse and vulgar people wearing your dungarees. You make me sick.
Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 11:13 PM

Well, well, well. Here comes Mr. Salad Fork. You city slicker, with your shooooes.

Posted by: Simpsons tommaco episode at June 23, 2018 11:16 PM (2NqXo)

302 Don't know what the hell you said.
Posted by: Braenyard at June



you can reprogram your car to change the engine management software by replacing the chip or simply changing the software. you would do this to make it faster.
you don't want to do it when under warranty because it will void your warranty.

oddly the guys at the audi dealership were always suggesting we should do so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (MTjB1)

303 200 Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)

Of course IT is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Hope she's saving up for his/her psychiatric care. Liberals like Cynthia are going to completely screw up their kids. We're going to see lots of suicides. These poor kids aren't going to have any idea what they are or where they fit in the world.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (+lVUW)

304
Please, only vulgar people drink beer.

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (8O3HH)

305 I went to a funeral today. Left me feeling a little bummed out.

What's the deal with back rub hugs? The bereaved husband got a bunch of them. I even got a couple of them.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (nBr1j)

306 I've got a bad case of vulvodynia.

Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 11:13 PM (8O3HH)


My dad used to work with a guy who was a materials engineer with Vulvodyne in the '60s. Worked in the Houston office. They even got him a part as an extra on Apollo 13, sort of a hat tip. Really amazing work those guys did - just slide rules and graph paper!

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (fZuhk)

307 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?

Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UOcKN)

There's Rudolf Hess pizza?



PRO TIP: Don't order the Mengele Cheese Poppers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:18 PM (lSrgA)

308 Worst beer I've ever had, Narragansett.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:16 PM

Worst beach I've ever been to, Narragansett. Or as we call it, Gnat-a-Rat-sett.

Posted by: Simpsons tommaco episode at June 23, 2018 11:18 PM (2NqXo)

309 Rudolf Hess pizza?

Ah, Herr 31G-350125. Ian Curtis wrote 'Warsaw' about him.

The man was nuts. Should have been committed, not sentenced.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 11:19 PM (6FqZa)

310 Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:08 PM (+lVUW)

The old mans beer frig in the basement was stocked full of that in returnable bottles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 11:19 PM (3Pma+)

311
I'm working on a vulvodynamometer.

It measures cooter power and torque under load.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:19 PM (8O3HH)

312 you can reprogram your car to change the engine management software by replacing the chip or simply changing the software. you would do this to make it faster.


After market heaven.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:19 PM (Q3fP7)

313 Root beer floats are awesome.
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 10:24 PM

Cream soda floats. Yummy.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey


A purple cow is my favorite, also 7 Up in a blender with orange or lime sherbet.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

314 you know flashing is the way they chip cars now?

Posted by: yankeefifth


Don't know what the hell you said.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:11 PM (Q3fP7)

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

The Electronic Control Module (ECM) controls everything about your car. Some times called PCM or brain box. The inputs you give your car, anymore right down to gas, braking and steering, go through the ECM and it makes the actions called for by the driver, within software limitations installed by the factory.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 11:20 PM (I16G8)

315 Please, only vulgar people drink beer.
Posted by: George Will at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (8O3HH)

This.

*chugs down another bottle of Vodka*

*hic*

Posted by: DistHillary at June 23, 2018 11:20 PM (/pt8Q)

316 If I am drinking a beer for the enjoyent of drinking beer I go with a hoppy IPA. If I want a beer to go with food I drink a lager. Then it is a Leininkugel.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 23, 2018 11:20 PM (t78V7)

317 Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)



I'll be he/she/xhe received plenty of motherly encouragement to "find your own gender identity," condemning the mixed up kid to a lifetime of being a clownish freak for the sake of cutting edge trendiness.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:21 PM (lSrgA)

318 you can reprogram your car to change the engine management software by replacing the chip or simply changing the software. you would do this to make it faster.


After market heaven.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:19 PM (Q3fP7)


You really never know what the curves are going to look like though, until you've done a run on publius' vulvodynamometer.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:21 PM (fZuhk)

319 Milwaukee's Best, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz, Stroh's, Fallstaff, Olympia, Natty Light, Natty Ice, Fall City, Wiedemann's, Black Label, Southpaw, Old Style, PBR, High Life....all formative beers of my youth.

One time I got fancy and had a Heineken, but it wasn't as good as the premium American beers that I enjoyed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:22 PM (UOcKN)

320 oops, meant the 1982ish buick electra, that is what I want buick to make.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:58 PM (MTjB1)

Coming soon, the all new for 2020 Buick Cetacean. It's as big as a whale!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:22 PM (a2xQ5)

321 Those from Western PA will remember cheap swill
called Duquesne Beer. "Dukane" Beer was cheap.. . . Cheap. Really cheap.

Posted by: Puddleglum

Grampa Tonypete never learned to pronounce it properly.

Due-kes-knee it was forever known in his house.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 23, 2018 11:22 PM (9rIkM)

322 Worst beer I've ever had, Narragansett.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:16 PM

Worst beach I've ever been to, Narragansett. Or as we call it, Gnat-a-Rat-sett.
Posted by: Simpsons
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Since you mention it, Old Orchard Beach, ME. But that's just me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:22 PM (/lkI0)

323 I never "got" the artisanal beers. I've had beer fans bore me half to death explaining about the hops and the malt and the notes of citrus. All I taste is beer that's too bitter and isn't cold enough.

When I drink beer, I drink cheap crap and I like it a lot. I drink Corona or Blue Moon or whatever the old local one-syllable German name brewery makes.

Nor am I a whiskey fan. Highland single-malt scotch tastes like an industrial accident. Irish isn't so bad. I drink cocktails made with well liquor and they taste just fine.

What's funny is that I AM a huge wine snob. Well, not a snob, because right now we're in a golden age of good wine when even the cheap crap is pretty damned good, but the good stuff is like the ambrosia the Gods used to drink. I had a cotes de Roussillion a couple of years ago that made me just sit for about two minutes, unwilling to swallow because it would make the flavor go away.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 23, 2018 11:22 PM (8c54+)

324 I'm enjoying Woolford Reserve bourbon--very easy to drink.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:23 PM (nBr1j)

325 Iron City beer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:23 PM (/lkI0)

326 296


Yep. Henry Weinhards? Dude, that was the high priced spread when it
came out! For me, a Henry's was my first beer that had some body, some
depth, and still tasted good. Still in stores today everywhere in the
area. Never could down one of those Rainier Ice things, reminded me of
Rainier Ale - the original - in a green bottle. It was horrendous ale,
not unlike Mickey's big mouth ale. Only worse, and a higher alcohol
content.



Small world! My youngest brother was a Wildcat. And Ellensburg is
growing like crazy these days. Was just there two weeks ago. Good luck
on trying to find a house for sale if you want to move back.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (UsCnO)



Henry Weinhardt's Private Stock is a very good slightly more expensive than cheap, beer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:15 PM (a2xQ5)


When Henry's came out in the late 1970's, it took on a bit of a cult-like, or underground-like feeling about it. The bottles are the same as now, except they numbered their bottlings. At the top of the bottle where there is now a tiny label with a design, that design used to be a number. The earliest number I recall was in the 20's, IIRC. Last number I remember was 150. The race was to be the first with the new number. Then, it was "do you still have any of those old bottles with the low numbers?"

That was years ago, now they just have that little design. More useless information from me. You're welcome. And cheers.

*holds up a full frosty glass to the screen, toasting 'Rons and 'Ettes*


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 11:23 PM (UsCnO)

327
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5878649

KG and Don Jr kissing in public and posting fishing pics. Or something.

And the Daily Mail also had a pic of Cynthia Nixon's kid. I couldn't tell if it was a boy trying to be a girl, or a girl trying to be boy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:24 PM (8O3HH)

328 234 I believe it was Cher who caught the baby sitter molesting her daughter. Cher did nothing. Her daughter is now a mess of an adult. The entertainment industry is long over due to a cleansing of fire.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Did she leave any of her trashy boyfriends alone with Chastity. Cher had the brain of a turnip. Still does.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:24 PM (+lVUW)

329 you know flashing is the way they chip cars now?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:07 PM (MTjB1)

I do now!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:24 PM (wYseH)

330 Not a beer gourmet but I like amber beers.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:25 PM (nBr1j)

331 The bourbon has stayed on my tongue for a long time.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:25 PM (nBr1j)

332 Then it is a Leininkugel.
Posted by: colfax mingo
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Which reminds me of another, Oshkosh beer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (/lkI0)

333 325 Iron City beer.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc



I will admit to drinking IC Light when I'm visiting the family up in WPa. Its not bad. More drinkable than its older brother, Iron City.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (Tcxb+)

334 oops, meant the 1982ish buick electra, that is what I want buick to make.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:58 PM (MTjB1)

Those early 70s Electra 225s were OK.
Had an 83 LeSabre and loved it.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (Q3fP7)

335 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?
Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UOcKN)

You're stupid D-list actor, too. The Red Baron was a German ace in the First World War, and Nazis had yet to appear on the scene at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (a2xQ5)

336 Arrogant Bastard Ale.



Apparently fizzy yellow beer is for wussies.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (EhZNT)

337 Are they still making Genesee Beer?

My Polish buddy from Eden, NY used to bring cases go Genny Light and Genny Cream Ales back down south with him after he visited family up there.


I grew up in Upstate New York and drank many a Genny Cream Ale. Utica Club was also a cheap beer that I unfortunately had to drink in a pinch. But, there was plenty of snowbanks to put a sixpack in, so at least it was cold.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (rdl6o)

338 335 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?
Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (UOcKN)

You're stupid D-list actor, too. The Red Baron was a German ace in the First World War, and Nazis had yet to appear on the scene at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (a2xQ5)



Thank you Ben Roethlesberger.

Posted by: buzzion at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (cAnNx)

339 Used to work with the woman who helped start Pyramid.

My late husband drank Ranier Ale until he finally quit drinking. I was so happy when I realized I no longer knew the price of the stuff. My cheap beer days were all in Turlock CA, where it was hot enough to sweat out any alcohol quickly.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (Lqy/e)

340 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598237328330754

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598319104626688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598410620108800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598499698855936

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598589356302337

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1010598674509033474

Posted by: kbdabear at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (eh0Va)

341 The Electronic Control Module (ECM) controls everything about your car. Some times called PCM or brain box. The inputs you give your car, anymore right down to gas, braking and steering, go through the ECM and it makes the actions called for by the driver, within software limitations installed by the factory.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June




what he said.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (MTjB1)

342 Is that an actual Ron Perlman question. He dumbasses a bad name.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (nBr1j)

343 You're stupid D-list actor, too. The Red Baron was a German ace in the First World War, and Nazis had yet to appear on the scene at all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (a2xQ5)


Which is where we get the term, "fremdschämen".

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (fZuhk)

344 A $#!+load of grandchildren - are they all still in diapers, then?

Goode eeveningg. Thanks for the post, mein host. Those be some beeg poosycats lolling above.

Milady and I gots two episodes of Jessica Jones season 2 left to watch, and it looks like we might be about to do that now instead of me hanging around here. See you maybe in a couple hours? Depending on how much Jessica inspires me to imbibe to excess. For a mopey goth Wednesday Addams wannabe, she's kind of an 'ette.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sets flaming bag on the front porch at June 23, 2018 11:28 PM (jMD9L)

345 Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:17 PM (+lVUW)

I'm feeling very Misanthhropic this evening, if the fittest survive and those that don't, well I'm not feeling bad about it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 11:28 PM (3Pma+)

346 You're stupid D-list actor, too. The Red Baron was a German ace in the First World War, and Nazis had yet to appear on the scene at all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:26 PM (a2xQ5)

....

Then why does he wear the Iron Cross, a historic Nazi symbol?

Posted by: Ron Perlman at June 23, 2018 11:28 PM (UOcKN)

347 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN ROETHLISBERGUR, OR HOWEVER YOU SPELL THAT, IS A MEME HERE ON ACE OF SPADES WHEN A JOKE NEEDS TO BE EXPLAINED.

Posted by: EZRA KLEIN at June 23, 2018 11:28 PM (6FqZa)

348 Did she leave any of her trashy boyfriends alone with Chastity.
---------

Hey man, she's my own daughter son. I'm from Georgia, not Kentucky.

Posted by: Gregg Allman at June 23, 2018 11:29 PM (R+Cqa)

349 does dennis hopper?
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:42 PM (MTjB1)

Mommy!

That movie is only good if you are hammered. Made the mistake of watching it sober once.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at June 23, 2018 11:30 PM (l7Kbv)

350 342 Is that an actual Ron Perlman question. He dumbasses a bad name.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (nBr1j)



He's one of the idiots that thought the ICE agent had an Iron Cross tattoo on his arm.

Posted by: buzzion at June 23, 2018 11:31 PM (cAnNx)

351 Don't drink much beer these days but I prefer brown ales when I do. In younger days the local cheap stuff was Narragansett. I've tried many brews over the years but finally drew the line at Iron City. It was sort of the Mad Dog of beer without the classy taste.


I have some fond memories of Ballantine XXX Ale. Don't know if the latest iteration is as good.

Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 11:31 PM (V+03K)

352 KG and Don Jr kissing in public and posting fishing pics. Or something.


Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:24 PM (8O3HH)


Shouldn't she be picking grapes?

Posted by: Linda Stasi at June 23, 2018 11:31 PM (sXefu)

353 281 I know I'm a leftist, "D-List" actor, but should we really be eating pizza named after a Nazi pilot with a Nazi on the box?
Posted by: Ron Perlman


I may be wrong but it seems that most of the celebrities who are shooting off their big yaps on social media are has beens who don't seem to get much work anymore. Does Peter Fonda still act?

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (+lVUW)

354 Hey, I LIKED that Santa Esmeralda (flamenco) version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood! Granted, I was in college ... and never saw the video.

I still remember the iconic album cover: https://tinyurl.com/y6wn4zgg

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (BiLU+)

355 Mommy!

That movie is only good if you are hammered. Made the mistake of watching it sober once.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at June




lol. watched it sober, in class in hs. hated that movie.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:33 PM (MTjB1)

356 Which reminds me of another, Oshkosh beer.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-----------

Oops, brain fade, it's Chief Oshkosh beer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:33 PM (R+Cqa)

357 Does Peter Fonda still act?

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (+lVUW)

......

Does acting like a dick count?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:33 PM (UOcKN)

358 I remember when Coors was brought in by the car trunk load any time someone went to Colorado. Or wherever they could get it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (2CQCl)

359 When the Red Baron was shot down by some British soldier, the Brits gave him a big elaborate funeral to show their respect. That war was pretty weird.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (lSrgA)

360 284
Lesbian Candidate For NY Governor, Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Oldest Child Is Transgender

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 10:40 PM (IqV8l)



Half male, half turkey baster?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:10 PM (a2xQ5)

I thought turkey basters only were available in male.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (UsCnO)

361 Red Baron is frozen crap anyway.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (/qEW2)

362 Oh lawdamighty. I suffered 2:30 of that Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood before I saw that it goes on for sixteen minutes!! No. Just, no.

I tried singing that to a girl to win her heart back, 'way back when the original was new. It didn't work. Maybe if I'd been blackish, unbuttoned my shirt, and had a disco beat? And bikini-top wearing backup dancers?

Posted by: mindful webworker - waiting for Milady to finish making the sammiches at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (jMD9L)

363 They brought back Du-ques-knee beer. Uncle used to drink that swill. It's still tastes like shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (GEVul)

364 Pickeled grapes are a nice appetizer. Ferments grapes can be very good as a dry wine. If you like sweet wine a spoonful of sugar is cheaper.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (t78V7)

365 Cheap beer? Moosehead or Goebel were my choices. My older cousins used to drink something called Meister Brau - does anyone remember that?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (/+bwe)

366 Thank you Ben Roethlesberger.
Posted by: buzzion at June 23, 2018 11:27 PM (cAnNx)

Speaking of football, watched the last half of the Calgary/Toronto game at the bar. 41-7 Calgary. It was a blowout. Toronto got one TD in the fourth quarter, or it would have been 41-1. They tried for a 2-point convert after their TD, and muffed that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (a2xQ5)

367 Does Peter Fonda still act?
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (+lVUW)




As in, "like a big stupid jerk"?

The answer is, yes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (lSrgA)

368 358 I remember when Coors was brought in by the car trunk load any time someone went to Colorado. Or wherever they could get it.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (2CQCl)

Never understood that. To me, it wasn't good then wasn't good when I gave up drinking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (3Pma+)

369 Who is Don, Jr's ex-wife dating?

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (XOAlA)

370 I never heard of xxxtentacion, but I guess all's well that ends well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (V2Yro)

371 Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 11:31 PM (V+03K)

Natty Bo

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (n9EOP)

372 3 days and some change till I head down to Memphis.

Soooo much food.

Posted by: TickledPink at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (TL2pK)

373 Batshit crazy Cher raised Chastity. That's all anyone needs to know.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 11:35 PM (2NqXo)

374 359 When the Red Baron was shot down by some British soldier, the Brits gave him a big elaborate funeral to show their respect. That war was pretty weird.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)



It was a family feud, sort of. Czar Nickolas II was a cousin of the Kaiser, I think. It was weird.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:36 PM (Tcxb+)

375 My dad drank PBR and Red, White, and Blue. Of course, he was an alcoholic and drank a case a day.

I don't really have a beef with cheap beer. But it's not good, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Craft beer can be pretentious. But there are some tasty brews out there.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (H5knJ)

376 When I saw 'operting drunk' in the post i thought "self surgery". There was guy who did that. Removed his appendix i think.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (2CQCl)

377 Meistersinger Brau, yes remember it, but never drank it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (3Pma+)

378 Cheap beer? Moosehead or Goebel were my choices.

Red Baron Pizza and Goebbels beer. If there's a Himmler Ice Cream we could have a trifecta of Nazi meal courses.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (lSrgA)

379 Which reminds me of another, Oshkosh beer.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-----------

Oops, brain fade, it's Chief Oshkosh beer.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:33 PM

Oshkosh by Gosh beer. Overalls it's the best.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (2NqXo)

380 That war was pretty weird.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (lSrgA)



Turkey was an enemy, but Italy was an ally. Germany still sucked though.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (sXefu)

381 Tried to visit Rogue in Newport, OR a few summers back. I guess it was "full" (upstairs). I suppose all public places have fire-safety capacity limits, but it seemed odd. So, instead of sampling at the bar, as planned, we bought some bottles at the store downstairs and enjoyed at the hotel.


Had some great local/OR craft brews in restaurants on the trip, and spent half of one of our 2 days in Portlandia at nice brewery pubs downtown (forget the names - walked past Deschuette's but didn't stop there).

Posted by: Red Hen/Lexington VA at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (QDnY+)

382 moosehead was cheap beer?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (MTjB1)

383 I may be wrong but it seems that most of the celebrities who are shooting off their big yaps on social media are has beens who don't seem to get much work anymore. Does Peter Fonda still act?
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (+lVUW)

---------'

You are mostly correct, but Peter Fonda does have a new movie out this weekend. Hence his virtue signalling "look at me, damnit!" bullshit.

Act accordingly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (I16G8)

384 When the Red Baron was shot down by some British soldier Canadian pilot Roy Brown, the Brits gave him a big elaborate funeral to show their respect. That war was pretty weird.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (lSrgA)

Fixed it for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (a2xQ5)

385 Long day bailing first cutting of hay, I ain't as young at 70 as I was at 60. Good night, sweet dreams.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (t78V7)

386 Left Coast Dawg and Quilters Irish Death
Nice to know I'm not the only one here with connections to Ellensburg. I live in Dog Town and love this place. A MO ME sometimes perhaps?

Posted by: Winston at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (wgCUV)

387 Posted by: colfax mingo at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (t78V7)

We're all only 29.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (XOAlA)

388 You would need a flow chart to see all the family relations that the various royal families of Europe had with each other before WWI. It was,,,,complicated.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (Tcxb+)

389 Fixed it for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (a2xQ5)


Seriously?


Posted by: Sergeant Cedric Popkin at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (sXefu)

390 It was a lesbian baby sitter that molested Chastity. Probably has something to do with why she cut off her breasts and became Chas.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 23, 2018 11:40 PM (Lqy/e)

391 buzzion, wasn't said idiot a *fact checker* (!!!!) for the New Yorker? Thought I saw that.


Which would be perfect, obviously.

Posted by: Red Hen/Lexington VA at June 23, 2018 11:40 PM (QDnY+)

392 Fixed it for you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM (a2xQ5)



That's right. I bow to your superior WWI-fu.

He was flying for the RAF though.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:41 PM (lSrgA)

393 391 buzzion, wasn't said idiot a *fact checker* (!!!!) for the New Yorker? Thought I saw that.


Which would be perfect, obviously.



Posted by: Red Hen/Lexington VA at June 23, 2018 11:40 PM (QDnY+)



Yup

Posted by: buzzion at June 23, 2018 11:41 PM (cAnNx)

394 Soooo much food.
Posted by: TickledPink at June


which part of africa would you be in now?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:41 PM (MTjB1)

395 When I was making a North->South trip, I would bring down cases of Rolling Rock. It was regarded as special, because not available in the South.

Of course, we had Dixie and Jax.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:42 PM (JEV/2)

396 I thought Moosehead was a premium, like Lowenbrau, Molson Golden, Beck's and St. Pauli Girl?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:42 PM (UOcKN)

397 Meister Brau. Brings back memories. Wish I had more money in hs to buy something better.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (GEVul)

398 When I was making a North->South trip, I would bring down cases of Rolling Rock. It was regarded as special, because not available in the South.

Of course, we had Dixie and Jax.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June'



like smuggling coors east?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

399 That's right. I bow to your superior WWI-fu.



He was flying for the RAF though.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:41 PM (lSrgA)


Uh, hello?

Posted by: Sergeant Cedric Popkin at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (sXefu)

400 Well, Cicero, Turkey is just about there again (being an enemy), so ...... history repeating itself.


And I believe Churchill's famous quote when told Italy had declared war on the UK in WWII was actually true - "it's only fair, we had them last time".


Which was, arguably, the greatest comment in human history, taking everything into account.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (QDnY+)

401 My brother is COO for Iron Horse Brewery in
Ellensburg. More than once they wanted to run a generic seasonal as nod
to the cheap beer gods. It is still a possibility, would be a marketing
coup.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 10:47 PM (X+DbD)


Iron Horse Winter Bock? Just like Lucky used to make?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (2K6fY)

402 #328
If you look around you can find a photo from the days when Chastity Bono and Jennifer Anniston were in high school together. The two notable details are Aniston's original nose and that teenage Chastity looked like she was well on her way to being an attractive woman. Something went terribly wrong.

Posted by: epobirs at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (AJKgl)

403 moosehead was cheap beer?
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:38 PM

There's a whole moose head in every bottle. That gets expensive.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (2NqXo)

404 334 oops, meant the 1982ish buick electra, that is what I want buick to make.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 10:58 PM (MTjB1)

Those early 70s Electra 225s were OK.
Had an 83 LeSabre and loved it."

When I was first married, my wife came with a '76 Electra Limited that her dad had given her, after he got a new car for himself. That was a whale of a car! Felt like you could play basketball inside that beast. Looked just like this one, except ours was a light blue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlbsB_3pPE


Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (V2Yro)

405 395 When I was making a North->South trip, I would bring down cases of Rolling Rock. It was regarded as special, because not available in the South.

Of course, we had Dixie and Jax.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.



I recall Rolling Rock as fairly drinkable when it was still brewed in Latrobe, PA. It moved operations to St. Louis and apparently brew it with asbestos. Its awful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (Tcxb+)

406 Toronto got one TD in the fourth quarter,
-
I thought Canadian Football only had 3 quarters!?

Posted by: Former NFL football fan at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (mEkRj)

407 Old New Orleans beer memory:

Dixie was the last surviving local brewery. They made decent German-American beer. They also canned the "store brand" beer for K&B Drugstores (a sadly gone local chain). So if you really wanted to freak out the beer snobs, you'd show up with a 6-pack of purple-and-gray K&B Beer cans, because it was the same as Dixie only cheaper.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (8c54+)

408 One more thing: I always get pizzed off when the weather man tells me what the temperature "feels like" x temperature. That's fake science.

It originated from the military trying to mathematically compute the affect of wind chill on equipment and machinery, (think Alaska or the arctic) aka the Wind Chill Factor, and keeping it operable.

The military finally dumped it because there was no consistent formula. I don't know how they resolved the issue.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (Q3fP7)

409 I thought Moosehead was a premium, like Lowenbrau, Molson Golden, Beck's and St. Pauli Girl?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June




he must have traveled in fancier circles than we did. moosehead was always considered a good beer, especially in college.


we we had keggers in college we would get one keg of moosehead and several kegs of schlitz malt liquor. moosehead was opened first to get everyone started then the malt liquor.

only made the mistake of drinking the malt liquor once.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (MTjB1)

410 There is only one good beer. Root beer.
Posted by: garrett at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (86Sli)



Fist bump.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (bML9A)

411 I recall Rolling Rock as fairly drinkable when it was still brewed in Latrobe, PA. It moved operations to St. Louis and apparently brew it with asbestos. Its awful.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (Tcxb+)


When did it move? I remember it being good back in high school, ca. 1998. It was the classy stuff. Strictly pinky-extended.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (fZuhk)

412 Brown Cow...vanilla ice cream, milk and chocolate cake all mixed into one. Never again!

Posted by: Alf767 at June 23, 2018 11:46 PM (l9B5i)

413 Rolling Rock is awful now.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 11:46 PM (GEVul)

414 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 23, 2018 11:46 PM (8c54+)

415 402 #328
If you look around you can find a photo from the days when Chastity Bono and Jennifer Anniston were in high school together. The two notable details are Aniston's original nose and that teenage Chastity looked like she was well on her way to being an attractive woman. Something went terribly wrong.
Posted by: epobirs at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (AJKgl)

When Cher found out about it (the rape), she told Chastity that this would be a good life experience for her.


Some people should not be allowed to breed.

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 11:46 PM (XOAlA)

416 Maybe if I'd been blackish, unbuttoned my shirt, and had a disco beat? And bikini-top wearing backup dancers?

Posted by: mindful webworker - waiting for Milady to finish making the sammiches at June 23, 2018 11:34 PM (jMD9L)

It certainly would have worked for me.

Posted by: Shep Smith at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (UsCnO)

417 And I believe Churchill's famous quote when told Italy had declared war on the UK in WWII was actually true - "it's only fair, we had them last time".


Which was, arguably, the greatest comment in human history, taking everything into account.


Posted by: rhomboid
-----------------

Heh. While working out a strategy for dealing with the Italians in N. Africa, Churchill planned on using South African Union troops. He knew that they were not well equipped or trained, but commented, "Well, at any rate, they ought to be able to handle the Italians".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (JEV/2)

418 only made the mistake of drinking the malt liquor once.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (MTjB1)

...

Agreed.

Billy Dee Williams made malt liquor seem more appealing than it actually was.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (UOcKN)

419 They also canned the "store brand" beer for K&B Drugstores (a sadly gone local chain).
__________

Drugstores and other things they sold/sell.
For the gunners: I've been in a Walgreen's that had racks of Garands for sale.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (Q3fP7)

420 >> the Brits gave him a big elaborate funeral to show their respect. That war was pretty weird.

Not weird at all. It's a matter of honor, and respecting a worthy foe.

A ex-neighbor of mine, Konrad, was German immigrant, who came back to the country after WWII. He was a U-boat crewman who was captured in the Atlantic, off our coast, and spend the rest of the war in a POW camp in Georgia.

He loved it so much he didn't want to leave, and when he was sent back, he immediately went to work on coming back.

He told the story of their capture. Their boat was damaged and going to sink after a battle. Their captain surrendered his ship, and they were taken aboard one of our ships.

The German captain was the last enemy man taken aboard, waiting to make sure all of his men were taken care. Konrad described how they were standing there, scared out of their wits and wondering what was going to happen to them.

And then he was amazed. The German captain was piped aboard with full honors respecting his rank, and his position as master of a ship. All our officers stood at attention and saluted as the German captain came aboard.

He then, with dignity, walked over to our captain, who had come on the deck to receive him. He walked up to him, and rendered a snappy salute.

Our captain them stood ramrod straigh, returned the salute, and returned it smartly and respectfully.

They then shook hands. The captains spoke a bit, and, with permission, the German captain addressed his men, telling them they had done their duty, he was proud to have commanded such a fine crew, and the war was now over for them.

Now, do what the Americans tell you, and you will be taken care of, as Capt. Whoever has just given me his assurances.

He then turned, and was led away by our Capt. You can rest assured he was given a full high class treatment befitting of his rank.

That's honor among warriors.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (8O3HH)

421 I think RR was bought out in the mid 2000's.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 23, 2018 11:49 PM (GEVul)

422 411 I recall Rolling Rock as fairly drinkable when it was still brewed in Latrobe, PA. It moved operations to St. Louis and apparently brew it with asbestos. Its awful.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:44 PM (Tcxb+)

When did it move? I remember it being good back in high school, ca. 1998. It was the classy stuff. Strictly pinky-extended.
Posted by: hogmartin



2006

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:49 PM (Tcxb+)

423 would like to have a big shiny caddy badge.
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:04 PM (MTjB1)


Supposedly if you want the Caddy ride without the Caddy price tag, buy an Impala while they still make them. Essentially the same car, I am told.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 23, 2018 11:49 PM (2K6fY)

424 Seriously?


Posted by: Sergeant Cedric Popkin at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (sXefu)

Well, the RAF credited Brown with the kill. Works for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:49 PM (a2xQ5)

425 @394

That would be the Western Republic of Tennessee....aka Memphis.


Root beer is the best....it's been a long time since I had a really solid root beer.

Posted by: TickledPink at June 23, 2018 11:50 PM (TL2pK)

426 George Will is warm beer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 11:50 PM (rnAwa)

427 I remember the many debates over what the "33" meant on a Rolling Rock bottle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:50 PM (UOcKN)

428 2006
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:49 PM (Tcxb+)


Damn. Well now I gotta know... what did they do with the fabled glass-lined tanks? eBay?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:50 PM (fZuhk)

429 Heh. While working out a strategy for dealing with the Italians in N. Africa, Churchill planned on using South African Union troops. He knew that they were not well equipped or trained, but commented, "Well, at any rate, they ought to be able to handle the Italians".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (JEV/2)

-----------

I wanna buy that guy drinks and talk in my next life. He was pure awesome.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 11:51 PM (I16G8)

430 thought Moosehead was a premium, like Lowenbrau, Molson Golden, Beck's and St. Pauli Girl?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:42 PM (UOcKN)

It was the cheap beer that Canucks brought to parties. They called it "moosepiss" and never let me pay for it. Of course, I let them bum cigarettes off me, so maybe we were even?

The good Canadian stuff was Alexander Keith's Pale India Ale that some guys brought back from a trip to Dalhousie University. I remember that was fantastic!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 11:51 PM (/+bwe)

431 Which was, arguably, the greatest comment in human history, taking everything into account.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (QDnY+)

Hmmm....

"Peccavi" takes that prize.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (wYseH)

432 It was a family feud, sort of. Czar Nickolas II was a cousin of the Kaiser, I think. It was weird.
Posted by: Puddleglum


The British royal family was also related to them. They were all descended from Queen Victoria. The czar and his family asked the British royal family to allow them to come to Britain and for some political reason the British wouldn't let them come. So the whole family was executed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (+lVUW)

433 It was the cheap beer that Canucks brought to parties.

....

Ah, you were in Canada. That explains it.

In the US it was a fancy import!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (UOcKN)

434 And I believe Churchill's famous quote when told Italy had declared war on the UK in WWII was actually true - "it's only fair, we had them last time".


Which was, arguably, the greatest comment in human history, taking everything into account.


I never heard that quote before. Its hilarious. Makes me respect Churchill even more than I already did.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:53 PM (lSrgA)

435 I remember the many debates over what the "33" meant on a Rolling Rock bottle.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
--------------

Lost in the mists of time, apparently.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 11:53 PM (JEV/2)

436 386
Left Coast Dawg and Quilters Irish Death

Nice to know I'm not the only one here with connections to
Ellensburg. I live in Dog Town and love this place. A MO ME sometimes
perhaps?

Posted by: Winston at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (wgCUV)

That could be fun. I'm a west sider, but I-90 is always open, except when they shut the damned thing down during the day to blast rocks! And the backup on I-90 is hours because of it. ARRGGHH!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 11:53 PM (UsCnO)

437 It originated from the military trying to mathematically compute the affect of wind chill on equipment and machinery, (think Alaska or the arctic) aka the Wind Chill Factor, and keeping it operable.

The military finally dumped it because there was no consistent formula. I don't know how they resolved the issue.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 11:45 PM (Q3fP7)

Some places report wind chill in watts per square meter, which is useful if you understand the units, but it's pretty opaque to the TV-viewing public.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:54 PM (a2xQ5)

438 Hmmm....

"Peccavi" takes that prize.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (wYseH)


O_O

Oh, that is good. I had not heard that one, thanks.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:54 PM (fZuhk)

439 427 I remember the many debates over what the "33" meant on a Rolling Rock bottle.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger



Its a bluff. Its not a number but a Mason symbol. I got that from a reliable source who was in no way completely hammered.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 11:54 PM (Tcxb+)

440 383 I may be wrong but it seems that most of the celebrities who are shooting off their big yaps on social media are has beens who don't seem to get much work anymore. Does Peter Fonda still act?
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:32 PM (+lVUW)
-------------------

Actually, I'm surprised Fonda is still alive to, umm, act. Last movie I saw Fonda in he looked like 40 miles of CA roads.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (WEBkv)

441
George Will is warm piss.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (8O3HH)

442 I have been having such a fantastic weekend.

First off, the daughter that I have not seen in 25 years is here for her uncle's wedding and I have been able to meet her husband and the four grandchildren that I knew I had but had never met. That in itself was worth the 22 hour drive.

But the reason for the trip was to attend my brothers wedding, which was this evening. It rained all day yesterday and the wedding was supposed to be held outside. Last night the rain went away and this morning dawned bright and clear. It was a bit warm but otherwise it was a perfect day and the wedding went off without a hitch.

Well maybe with one hitch, the one between my brother and his new wife. Anyway, it all went very well.

Hopefully the rest of you are having a good weekend as well.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (XQjAo)

443 The Red Baron (Baron Manfred von Richthoven) was a noblemen. Most of the British pilots at that point were upper class, as well. So it is kind of why every Democrat in the Senate is going to cry such heart felt tears at McCain's funeral - they knew that they were really playing for the same side, but they had to make it look good.

"The Grand Illusion" by Jean Renoir actually explores the class angles in play during WW1 pretty deeply. The Brits usually tried to deny it existed, the Americans were "class? what's this class you speak of?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (V2Yro)

444 He then turned, and was led away by our Capt. You can rest assured he was given a full high class treatment befitting of his rank.

That's honor among warriors.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 23, 2018 11:48 PM (8O3HH)


Cool story.

Somehow, I doubt that u-boat captain Alexander Marinesko would have been treated so genteelly by the Nazis if they ever got their hands on him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (lSrgA)

445 I buy Busch in a six-pack of 16 oz cans, for $4.99 +tax.

Have one per day, with dinner. And as I do a lot of cooking, the odds are good that I'll add a splash of beer to whatever's in the skillet.

On occasion, as a treat, I used to buy a six pack of Sapporo Lager, or Newcastle Ale.

No more, though. The only versions to be found of either are the Canadian brewed "Sapporo", and the U.S. brewed "Newcastle".

Both are poor imitations of the originals.

That's one thing I loathe about the global beer industry. They ruin every classic, damn near every time.

'60s & '70s Schlitz was damn near ambrosia. Then, they cheapened the recipe in the '80s, and it hasn't been fit to drink, ever since.

Hamm's & Olympia used to be delicious, back in the '60s. Now? Olympia is brewed at the Lone Star brewery in San Antonio. It's kind of like beer, but it'd nothing like Olympia Beer.

MBAs should be shot on sight, anywhere within 100 yards of a brewers' corporate offices.

No disrespect to any MBAs here in Teh Horde.

But do please stay away from the beer, other than the drinkage thereof?




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (QzJWU)

446 The czar and his family asked the British royal family to allow them to come to Britain and for some political reason the British wouldn't let them come. So the whole family was executed.
Posted by: nerdygirl at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (+lVUW)


Womp... womp?



...too soon?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 11:55 PM (fZuhk)

447 The Royal Flying Corps had a WWI toast "To our gallant foe," which I found easily many times in the ancient tymes before the Internet, and seems to have vanished from the face of our tired old beldam in this age of wonders.
If anyone knows it, or has a cite to a source for it, I'd be grateful to hear it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 23, 2018 11:56 PM (H5rtT)

448 I keep an eye on I-90 Left Coast Dawg out of habit. If I have to fly out of SeaTac I take the Airporter shuttle. I haven't been back there but twice since moving over here. Once for legal stuff and once for a book launch. It would be fun to meet some of the Grey Box Volk in person.

Posted by: Winston at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (wgCUV)

449 "Peccavi" takes that prize.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (wYseH)


Peccavi was, I understood, something submitted and printed as Napier's telegraph in Punch.

You know, fake but accurate.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (2K6fY)

450 Have one per day, with dinner. And as I do a lot of cooking, the odds are good that I'll add a splash of beer to whatever's in the skillet.

....

I always add a little beer to my chili.

Never carrots.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (UOcKN)

451 442 I have been having such a fantastic weekend."

So glad that worked out so well! I seem to recall a few days ago you were worried that some surprise funeral was going to play havoc with your plans - what a relief that it didn't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (V2Yro)

452 Some places report wind chill in watts per square
meter, which is useful if you understand the units, but it's pretty
opaque to the TV-viewing public.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 23, 2018 11:54 PM (a2xQ5)

But even if you understand the units, for most people it's meaningless because everyone dresses differently.

It would work only if everyone were naked.

Although if we restrict that to the weather girls, that might be doable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (wYseH)

453 398 like smuggling coors east?
Posted by: yankeefifth at June 23, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

coors? aka bottled piss?

Y5!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 23, 2018 11:59 PM (gQQ9b)

454 You know, fake but accurate.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (2K6fY)

I think you are correct, but damn! it's a perfect pun, so let's just agree that Napier said it and move on.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:59 PM (wYseH)

455 Mike H. - I know Rommel considered the New Zealanders in North Africa among the "elite" units facing him, probably the same for the South Africans.


publius - your ex-neighbor's tale of being taken prisoner in WWII was pretty typical, at least at sea. He wasn't on U-505, was he? The one taken intact on June 4, 1944, leading to a decision taken at the top (Gen. Marshall) to tow it back to the US, risking German discovery their code updates/settings were likely compromised?


That U-boat crew had a unique experience. Well treated, but denied Red Cross privileges of correspondence - their captivity was kept secret to protect the code-breaking value of the incident. And of course you can tour U-505 today in Chicago.


The father of a Moron, Capt. Charles, was a U-boat crewman in the Baltic. A lucky one. 33,000 crewmen lost, 781 boats, one of the highest loss rates for any branch/specialty of any belligerent in WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 23, 2018 11:59 PM (QDnY+)

456 Although if we restrict that to the weather girls, that might be doable.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 2018 11:57 PM (wYseH)

Maybe we could report wind chill in mm of weathergirl nip?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:00 AM (a2xQ5)

457 >> Cool story.

His stories got even cooler. One time he met up with a local guy at some shindig thing he had never met before.

Turned out that guy was a crewman on one of our ships during the battle where they surrendered.

They got to asking each other questions. Why did you did this? Well, we were trying to X. Well, I'll be, no, we though you were gonna do Y. Why in the dickens did you do this other thing? Well, we blah-blah. Well, I'll be, that does make sense!

They had a grand old time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:00 AM (8O3HH)

458 Wasn't Burt Reynolds smuggling Coors in Smokey and the Bandit?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:00 AM (UOcKN)

459 In the US it was a fancy import!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (UOcKN)

Ha.

Posted by: LaBatt Blue Label at June 24, 2018 12:01 AM (mEkRj)

460 >> He wasn't on U-505, was he?

I'm sorry, but I don't remember. He told which U-boat it was, and all sorts of stories, but I don't remember them.

He had pictures of the captain and other crew members as well, which he would proudly show to every one.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:02 AM (8O3HH)

461 Ha.
Posted by: LaBatt Blue Label at June 24, 2018 12:01 AM (mEkRj)

(sings) "Labatts BLue is greeeeen!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:02 AM (a2xQ5)

462
Nekkid weather girls reminds to check out Yanet Garcia's Twitter feed and see if she's posted anything interesting lately.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:03 AM (8O3HH)

463 Wasn't Burt Reynolds smuggling Coors in Smokey and the Bandit?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:00 AM (UOcKN)


It was 400 cases of patriarchy.

Posted by: Sally Field at June 24, 2018 12:03 AM (sXefu)

464 Jim Sunk N.D. speak big truth, and the usually erudite Art of Manliness is as full of shit as Greg Gutfeld on this beer issue. The whole story of "premium" beers replacing locals is misrelated over there.

The biggest companies didn't just ship in ice-packed boxcars. Brewers underwrote the development of the compressor/evaporator chiller process that eventually led to home refrigerators and air conditioning. Thanks, brewers!

But, local beers that were aged "cave cool" were nowhere near as fast and cheap to make as big factories with huge mechanicals. This was not a "We love corn and rice" recipe choice, what a crock, literally. You want a real laugh, get them going about "Krausening" or "Beechwood aging."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 12:04 AM (H5rtT)

465 Cicero, as you are of course aware, *any* Soviet POW was grossly mistreated by the Germans (eventually, if not at every stage and by everyone), so Marinesko's experience might have been typical if he were caught. Typical as in one immediately murdered, like commisars, Jews, and a few other categories.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:04 AM (QDnY+)

466 BEBES!

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 24, 2018 12:05 AM (MTjB1)

467 When Cher found out about it (the rape), she told Chastity that this would be a good life experience for her.

Some people should not be allowed to breed.
Posted by: ALH


It seems that some of those people are extreme narcissists. I was going to various videos on youtube the other night and came on one that was a Piers Morgan interview with Ryan O'Neill about accusations his children have made.

Whether the accusations were true or not, O'Neill came across as just awful. 3 of his 4 children were really screwed up. One said that his dad gave him cocaine when he was 11.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 24, 2018 12:05 AM (+lVUW)

468
Oh, yes, lots of interesting stuff, including videos.

That derriere is just divine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:05 AM (8O3HH)

469 Or maybe it was Mel T-t-t-tillis and Burt Reynolds was running interference?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:05 AM (UOcKN)

470 452 Although if we restrict that to the weather girls, that might be doable.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 23, 20

latin channel ones, with huuuuugggeee tracts of land?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 24, 2018 12:06 AM (gQQ9b)

471 publius, there's a good documentary on the Aliceville, AL POW camp on UToob, worth a look. Also, one on Camp Concordia, in KS. In both cases, lots of prisoners returned to live, marry, etc., just like your old friend.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

472
Here's Mel's daughter Pam, the Queen of Denial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iep50VXLVE

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

473 The British royal family was also related to them. They were all descended from Queen Victoria. The czar and his family asked the British royal family to allow them to come to Britain and for some political reason the British wouldn't let them come. So the whole family was executed.
Posted by: nerdygirl


There was supposed to be a line in there about the Bolsheviks.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 24, 2018 12:09 AM (+lVUW)

474 I almost remember that Moosehead had real caps requiring an opener. Maybe. Twist-offs were rarely fresh.
Budweiser returnables were noticeably better than twistys.
























Posted by: Burger Chef at June 24, 2018 12:10 AM (RuIsu)

475 Not beer or Mexican weather girl related, but WTF with ICE office in Portlandia "shut down" by "protesters"???


I've been whining for over a year that the Trump crew had better get serious about squashing the rebellion of "sanctuary" s-holes.


Having ICE actively interfered with - without local LE taking care of it, as is their job - could be nature's way of trying to at last interest the feds in their responsibilities and oaths.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:10 AM (QDnY+)

476 459 In the US it was a fancy import!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 23, 2018 11:52 PM (UOcKN)

Ha.
Posted by: LaBatt Blue Label at June 24, 2018 12:01 AM (mEkRj)

I put a case of LaBatt Blue Light in my fridge a week ago. I don't drink very much, but I love a beer on a summer evening. I just wish I could find a good bottled shandy.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:10 AM (/+bwe)

477 CBD, I first came across the Napier quote in one of Stephen Jay Gould's essays.

Now, Dr Gould was a fabulous researcher in marine and terrestrial molluscs, and was very good at explaining evolutionary biology, and pre-adaption and punctuated equilibrium, but on review some of his views of history were a bit one sided.

He used that quote as a way to describe the coarsening of academia and the world in general since it showed such a nice, complete and classical understanding of the world in the past by mere military men, when on reflection it probably showed that Dr. Gould liked a nice story that supported his opinion.


And who doesn't I suppose!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 12:12 AM (2K6fY)

478 Actually, I'm surprised Fonda is still alive to, umm, act. Last movie I saw Fonda in he looked like 40 miles of CA roads.
Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman


After they're finished with the plastic surgery, spray tan, and slathered on makeup, he'll look as good as a corpse prepared for an open casket.

I always wonder how much George Clooney spends on his looks every year. There's something "too groomed" about him.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 24, 2018 12:12 AM (+lVUW)

479 I just wish I could find a good bottled shandy.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:10 AM (/+bwe)


Is Leiney's not good? I have no idea, I just see it around here.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:13 AM (fZuhk)

480 As I recall, it was an American Navy pilot was flying a Canadian PBY that spotted the Bismarck when she sallied.

Yup.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycywub3q

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 12:14 AM (JEV/2)

481 I just wish I could find a good bottled shandy.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:10 AM

...

I think Leinenkugel puts out a bottled shandy. Not sure if it's any good.

You might try a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, they are pretty decent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:17 AM (UOcKN)

482 well. at least you showed the courtesy, and have the common decency, to put up a picture of cats. it's not a cat video, put it's something - and i thank you for your effort.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 24, 2018 12:18 AM (Pg+x7)

483 think Leinenkugel puts out a bottled shandy. Not sure if it's any good.

You might try a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, they are pretty decent.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:17 AM (UOcKN)

I'll give it a go. Thanks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:20 AM (/+bwe)

484 Egads! I see that Michigan Democrats are demanding the governor tell them where 50+ children immigrants are. His staff told them he doesn't have numbers because the feds only contact them regarding refugees, and these aren't refugee placements. Now all FB hell is breaking loose.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:23 AM (/+bwe)

485 Posted by: Winston at June 23, 2018 11:39 PM (wgCUV)

I'm a AZ moron by way of TX, but grew up in the burg. Back in town for a few weeks for my bro's wedding in Walla Walla. Let me know as well. Email in my nic

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 24, 2018 12:23 AM (X+DbD)

486 Hey all.

'Sup?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:25 AM (m45I2)

487 I'll give it a go. Thanks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:20 AM

....

Or if you can find Scofferhofer, it's even better.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:26 AM (UOcKN)

488 Benjamin Beer, 21, was arrested March 16 about a month before his birthday.
----------

Names can sometimes, seemingly, have an impact on peoples lives.

In a former life, I had a file on a guy named 'Crook'. He had been arrested 15 times.

Then, there is our previous Bishop. His name was 'Goodpastor'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 12:26 AM (nhAAH)

489 'Sup?
Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:25 AM (m45I2)


*hides squealing piglet behind back*

Nothin'. Why, what have you heard?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:28 AM (fZuhk)

490 I knew a neurosurgeon named Slaughter.

And a dermatologist named Rashleigh.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:28 AM (m45I2)

491 250 or so certified victims of Michigan State University's athletic training doctor are demanding the resignation of the university president who also used to be the governor of Michigan. And MSU is floating a Titanic-scale bond issue to finance the millions and millions those claimants and their attorneys have been awarded so far --- with more to come.
I'm sure those 50 missing "refugees" are at the very top of the State of Michigan's agenda.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 12:29 AM (H5rtT)

492 Oh man! I want a piglet.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:30 AM (m45I2)

493 Did everybody get piglets?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (m45I2)

494 Maybe it's just I'm getting older but I swear the lager beers out there today are pretty bland to what I remember from about 50 years ago. Perhaps it's just a matter of "Tis new to thee."

Posted by: JTB at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (V+03K)

495 Mmm....piglets...micro-bacon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (UOcKN)

496 Back in the 80s, when my then employer added a PPO health plan, someone noticed the book of providers in region our included an OB/GYN named Martha Beaver.

Posted by: epobirs at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (AJKgl)

497 Doctor names? I'm putting this link here, because you're going to call me a liar:


https://tinyurl.com/y7zloxwd

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 12:33 AM (H5rtT)

498 Did everybody get piglets?
Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (m45I2)


...kinda. Yeah. They're in the game room, but you have to catch it yourself.

I named mine Bippy.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:33 AM (fZuhk)

499 Posted by: epobirs at June 24, 2018 12:31 AM (AJKgl)

....

So you are saying that: There once was a GYNO named Beaver....?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:33 AM (UOcKN)

500 #445 Jim Oly is brewed in Irwindale (LA) under contract with MillerCoors.

They got sued recently for the ad on the can bragging made with 'tumwater'. Nope, made with Irwindale city water.


Nothing about Texas on website I looked at. But I would not doubt it.

Posted by: torabora at June 24, 2018 12:34 AM (puSl5)

501 Nice conjunction high in the sky right now. Pretty sure that's Jupiter up there next to the moon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 12:34 AM (V2Yro)

502 Dogfish Head Brewery has a line called "Ancient Ales", beers supposedly from very old recipes, some by analyzing residues. One I usually get is called Midas Touch. Not exactly what might be expected of a beer; they describe it as a beer/wine/mead taste, I think it's more a beer/mead.

Posted by: Lirio100 at June 24, 2018 12:34 AM (JK7Jw)

503 Sam Adams makes a pretty good hot weather beer. I think it's called Porch Rocker.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:34 AM (m45I2)

504 Years ago I lived down the street from Doctor Proctor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 24, 2018 12:35 AM (V2Yro)

505 I'm going to have to come back in the morning and write these down! Good night, Horde!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 24, 2018 12:36 AM (/+bwe)

506 If you're not gay the Miller beer bottles won't let you drink them. They'll cry rape.

Posted by: Triggered Beer Bottles at June 24, 2018 12:36 AM (puSl5)

507 So you are saying that: There once was a GYNO named Beaver....?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:33 AM (UOcKN)


I wonder if she had any distinguishing characteristics? Habits, maybe? Perhaps a decasyllabic saying?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:37 AM (fZuhk)

508 81 Not the place for it, but it made me very sad to see George Will turn Democrat. Really liked the guy. Of all the things I never thought I would see...
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:16 PM (Vb4BV)
*************
Sounds like a case of gay rape. He can drink Miller beer now for the upside.

Posted by: Triggered Beer Bottles at June 24, 2018 12:38 AM (puSl5)

509 My SiL has invited me to a whiskey tasting next Saturday. Afterwards we're going to a sex toy party.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:39 AM (iTpm7)

510 Olympia is from ..... Irwindale? So, "It's the Water" refers to what is probably MWD imported water from up north? Nice!


Don't think I ever had it, but Brew 102 has its place in SoCal cheap beer history. "You cannot buy a better beer than Brew 102" was their slogan. Rather audacious, even at the time.


I recall their factory was visible from the 5 - tall building with Brew 102 on the side (unless that was just an ad).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

511 I wonder if she had any distinguishing characteristics? Habits, maybe? Perhaps a decasyllabic saying?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:37 AM (fZuhk)

Perhaps she: Partnered with proctologist named Bush, Who focused on the tush...?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:39 AM (UOcKN)

512 Names can sometimes, seemingly, have an impact on peoples lives.

In a former life, I had a file on a guy named 'Crook'. He had been arrested 15 times.

Then, there is our previous Bishop. His name was 'Goodpastor'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Works for football players, too.

Former Vikings place-kicker, "Longwell".

UMichigan (now a Denver Bronco, apparently) tight end, "Butt".

Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 12:39 AM (JGBbg)

513 As everyone here knows, a shitload is much less than a fuckton.

And I'm sad that anyone doesn't know that a fuckload of shittons is even larger.

Thus endeth my contribution to the ONT. I drank a shitload of beers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 24, 2018 12:40 AM (MQ2up)

514 Oh man! I want a piglet.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:30 AM (m45I2)

You have to go low, and tackle them by the oinkles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:40 AM (a2xQ5)

515 Doctor names? I'm putting this link here, because you're going to call me a liar:


https://tinyurl.com/y7zloxwd
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 12:33 AM (H5rtT)

Dr. Dick Tapper-urologist

Yeah that one takes the cake.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at June 24, 2018 12:40 AM (l7Kbv)

516 Fritz Maytag was the first brewer to underwrite recipe recovery from residues, Egyptian funerary casks. He was a real pioneer.

The thing with truly ancient beer is, some Austrian monks experimented with many different preservatives, and came up with hops no earlier than 800 AD, and then it took a while for that to catch on. So most really old recipes are going to taste pretty flat to us, much as we say we hate hops.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 12:40 AM (H5rtT)

517 There once was a GYNO named Beaver
Who looked like a golden retriever
A famous G-Y-N
She was ugly as sin
Then I saw her face...Now I'm a believer!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:42 AM (m45I2)

518
Dr. Dick Tapper-urologist
Yeah that one takes the cake.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert


Yeah, the urinal cake.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 24, 2018 12:42 AM (IqV8l)

519 Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:42 AM (m45I2)

Roger, Muldoon. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: CAPCOM at June 24, 2018 12:43 AM (fZuhk)

520 Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:42 AM (m45I2)

...

Ha! Now I can sign off for the night.

G'night Horde.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (UOcKN)

521 With over 150 craft breweries and still growing, the San Diego beer scene is prompting some to do something a bit different. One cidery and one mead place that I know of (but haven't checked in a few months, and every time I do everything has increased). Cider place is good, haven't tried the mead place yet.


Only time I had mead was in Novgorod, USSR, in the last 70s. The kremlin (kremlin is just a word for castle, or citadel) in the city was a tourist place - they had quasi-medieval meals in the restaurant. And mead, of course, as the beverage.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

522 My SiL has invited me to a whiskey tasting next Saturday. Afterwards we're going to a sex toy party.
Posted by: Miley,


This party should totally be crashed by Morons. Maybe Moronettes too.

Posted by: EZRA KLEIN at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (6FqZa)

523 Gah! Sock!

Ezra should not be invited.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (6FqZa)

524 With over 150 craft breweries and still growing, the San Diego beer scene is prompting some to do something a bit different. One cidery and one mead place that I know of (but haven't checked in a few months, and every time I do everything has increased). Cider place is good, haven't tried the mead place yet.


Only time I had mead was in Novgorod, USSR, in the last 70s. The kremlin (kremlin is just a word for castle, or citadel) in the city was a tourist place - they had quasi-medieval meals in the restaurant. And mead, of course, as the beverage.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

The Mead brewers should offer one called "Margaret". So good, you take one drink, and immediately holler, "Samoa".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:46 AM (a2xQ5)

525 Ezra should not be invited.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 12:44 AM (6FqZa)


He would not accept if offered and would not attend if invited.

Posted by: W T Sherman at June 24, 2018 12:47 AM (fZuhk)

526
There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck,

Or would sit making lace in the bow:

And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck,

Though none of the sailors knew how.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 12:47 AM (2K6fY)

527 Top photo title? "After hours at the taxidermist's shop."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (a2xQ5)

528 I've been gone for 200+ comments. Would someone summarize to me what happened over that time in a Haiku without using words that start or end in vowels (y doesn't count)?

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (/pt8Q)

529 Looks like all the good piglets are taken. I don't want that last speckled runt. Maybe next time.

Is this going to be a regular feature?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (m45I2)

530 "My SiL has invited me to a whiskey tasting next Saturday. Afterwards we're going to a sex toy party."
-Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:39 AM (iTpm7)

Because of course you are. *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

531 The other day I came across a reference to an MD named Peter Parker. Intrigued, I did a search and discovered no fewer than four such across the country.

Posted by: epobirs at June 24, 2018 12:50 AM (AJKgl)

532 Leinie's bottled shandies are decent. They do a grapefruit and an orange one, I think, in addition to the normal lemon one. Normal is still the best.

(checks website)

Yeah, they also do a ... pumpkin shandy? I'm pretty sure that's a 10-yard naming violation. Pumpkins are not citrus.

Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 12:50 AM (JGBbg)

533 >>>This party should totally be crashed by Morons. Maybe Moronettes too.

If you guys would actually buy stuff, you could come here and I'll tell my SiL to throw a party.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:50 AM (iTpm7)

534 I'm going to follow Bitter Clinger' s lead. Good night all.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 24, 2018 12:51 AM (m45I2)

535 I've been gone for 200+ comments. Would someone summarize to me what happened over that time in a Haiku without using words that start or end in vowels (y doesn't count)?
Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (/pt8Q)


Probably not, 'perch. Not much really missed thus far. Why doesn't 'y' count?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:51 AM (fZuhk)

536 The mead brewers should offer one called "Margaret"

....

How's about Mead Again Margaret?

https://tinyurl.com/ycmf8hkl

Posted by: Ray Stevens at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (UOcKN)

537 Pumpkins are not citrus.
Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 12:50 AM (JGBbg)

True. But curiously enough, the French word for "pumpkin" is "citrouille".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (a2xQ5)

538 Because of course you are. *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

I've never been to one, can you believe it?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (iTpm7)

539 Germany has been good (this game) after their loss to Mexico, but Sweden just caught them off guard.

I know that no one cares, but that's never stopped me in the past.

*Mom update to follow*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (Ckg4U)

540 >> If you guys would actually buy stuff, you could come here and I'll tell my SiL to throw a party.

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

Are the lesbians going to be there too? Maybe they can host it in their posh tent?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (8O3HH)

541 The lesbians are gone until Tuesday. I miss them.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:53 AM (iTpm7)

542 >> The lesbians are gone until Tuesday. I miss them.
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess

Absence does make the heart grow fond. And maybe other anatomical areas as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:54 AM (8O3HH)

543 "I've never been to one, can you believe it?"
-Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (iTpm7)

Yes, I believe that. You're genuinely a Good Girl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 12:54 AM (Ckg4U)

544 Are the lesbians going to be there too? Maybe they can host it in their posh tent?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (8O3HH)

That would be some good ambiance for sex toys.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:55 AM (iTpm7)

545 Maybe it's just I'm getting older but I swear the lager beers out there today are pretty bland to what I remember from about 50 years ago. Perhaps it's just a matter of "Tis new to thee."
Posted by: JTB
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...or, your taste buds are 50 years older.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 12:55 AM (JEV/2)

546
But good girls don't get any toys stuffed in their...stockings.

Posted by: Bad Santa at June 24, 2018 12:56 AM (8O3HH)

547 True. But curiously enough, the French word for "pumpkin" is "citrouille".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (a2xQ5)

Because in Quebec, pumpkin counts as citrus.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at June 24, 2018 12:56 AM (zCyNd)

548 Yes, I believe that. You're genuinely a Good Girl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 12:54 AM (Ckg4U)

I'm of two minds about that.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:56 AM (iTpm7)

549 How's about Mead Again Margaret?

https://tinyurl.com/ycmf8hkl
Posted by: Ray Stevens at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (UOcKN)

Heh. That was a hoot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:57 AM (a2xQ5)

550 But good girls don't get any toys stuffed in their...stockings.

Posted by: Bad Santa at June 24, 2018 12:56 AM (8O3HH)

No, they don't. You like the better girls, don't you, Bad Santa?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:58 AM (iTpm7)

551 If you had to pick just one: paper manufacturer's service manual (~$80), paper Haynes manual (~$40), or online Haynes subscription ($30/yr)?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:59 AM (fZuhk)

552 Momma Slapweasel update...

She's doing a lot better. She still doesn't have a lot of strength on her right side, but it is steadily improving.

I can't call her room because she can't speak, yet.

The nurses have been using Flash-Cards with basic words, so as to allow her to practice.

The clot has been cleared, the stent is in and I hope for the best.

THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers. They mean so much to me.

YOU'RE CRYING! I'm not crying.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:00 AM (Ckg4U)

553 Slap, how's your Mom?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:00 AM (iTpm7)

554 Vision Quest Optical - Neuro-Vision Associates Of North …
dr-s.net/eyecare-services/optical.html

John Peer is our Optician.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 01:00 AM (rYk7m)

555 AOP, that there was Muldoon-Grade wit. Well done.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 24, 2018 01:00 AM (QDnY+)

556 201 Please explain the CharlieBrown'sDildo French Toast Thingy.

TIA


it involves salt and/or carrots

Posted by: Anachronda at June 24, 2018 01:01 AM (ZxV1A)

557 "I'm of two minds about that."
-Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:56 AM (iTpm7)

*HAH!*

...because of course you are.

I'd expect nothing less.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:01 AM (Ckg4U)

558 streams having been crossed (beer != soda/tonic/pop)
cheap: geneseestrangley: on ice haffenreffer 16oz. bottles -- then figure out the puzzle in the cap
chocolate something (don't remember its name)light cream, hershey syrup, seltzer

Posted by: micky at June 24, 2018 01:01 AM (dF9Lb)

559 {{{Slap}}} I'm praying for your entire family, but right now I'm pulling for you most of all. You can do this.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:02 AM (iTpm7)

560 I'll be okay. In the meantime, I'm drinking beer like they'll stop making it tomorrow.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:03 AM (Ckg4U)

561 >> You like the better girls, don't you, Bad Santa?

Only the best, and by best, I man baddest.

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and especially Vixen. Bad Santa likes Vixen to prance.

Posted by: Bad Santa at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (8O3HH)

562 True. But curiously enough, the French word for "pumpkin" is "citrouille".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------------

Well, yeah. But they call potatoes 'Earth apples', so...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (R+Cqa)

563 the French word for "pumpkin" is "citrouille".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


They call potatoes "apples", too.

For a culture known for food and surrender, they sure don't know much about the former.

Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (JGBbg)

564 True. But curiously enough, the French word for "pumpkin" is "citrouille".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 12:52 AM (a2xQ5)


Duh. Pumpkins are orange, right?

(and a cursory view of the French wiki page points out this, and that pumpkins were originally considered to be related to the genus Citrullus, or watermelons.)


So have I mentioned the Quebecker political party, Parti Citron?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (2K6fY)

565
I strongly disapprove of sex toy parties. They're as bad as dungarees.

Posted by: George Will at June 24, 2018 01:05 AM (8O3HH)

566 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (R+Cqa)

/high-five

Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 01:05 AM (JGBbg)

567 Only the best, and by best, I man baddest.



On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and especially Vixen. Bad Santa likes Vixen to prance.

Posted by: Bad Santa at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (8O3HH)
Hmmm, Christmas presents under the tree...

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:06 AM (iTpm7)

568 The French know how to use butter.

That is all I have to say about that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (Ckg4U)

569 565
I strongly disapprove of sex toy parties. They're as bad as dungarees.
Posted by: George Will at June 24, 2018 01:05 AM (8O3HH)

-------

Look George, here's a dildo shaped like a little baseball bat. It combines two American Pastimes! How can you not like that?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (lSrgA)

570 /high-five
Posted by: mikeski
--------
fist-bump

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (R+Cqa)

571 For a culture known for food and surrender, they sure don't know much about the former.

Posted by: mikeski at June 24, 2018 01:04 AM (JGBbg)


Portuguese is more odd, they call Corn (Maize) "Milho", after the Milo or Sourghum. I think it is because the Portuguese needed a handy word to describe this odd new grain from the new world that grew really tall . . . just like the sourghum the found and imported from West Africa

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (2K6fY)

572 Look George, here's a dildo shaped like a little baseball bat. It combines two American Pastimes! How can you not like that?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (lSrgA)

Japanese dildos are not allowed to look like penises.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:08 AM (iTpm7)

573 Probably not, 'perch. Not much really missed thus far. Why doesn't 'y' count?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:51 AM (fZuhk)

Thanks hogmartin.

'Y' doesn't count as a vowel because it can be used as a consonant and excluding it from the Haiku would be overly strict.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:08 AM (/pt8Q)

574 If you guys would actually buy stuff, you could come here and I'll tell my SiL to throw a party.


Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 12:50 AM (iTpm7)

---
we're only here for the live demonstrations...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 01:08 AM (Mw954)

575 >> Look George, here's a dildo shaped like a little baseball bat.

I've got one of those. Well 10. And they're shaped like full sized baseball bats.

Posted by: Hope Solo at June 24, 2018 01:09 AM (8O3HH)

576 "Look George, here's a dildo shaped like a little baseball bat. It combines two American Pastimes! How can you not like that?"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:07 AM (lSrgA)

Where do they sell those?

...asking for a Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:09 AM (Ckg4U)

577 ...asking for a Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:09 AM (Ckg4U)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:10 AM (iTpm7)

578 If you had to pick just one: paper manufacturer's service manual (~$80), paper Haynes manual (~$40), or online Haynes subscription ($30/yr)?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 12:59 AM (fZuhk)

How about "none of the above"? Depends a lot upon what vehicle you want to service, and how deep into you want to go. In many cases, a simple internet search will yield up the precise information you need. I fixed the transmission in my '97 Suburban that way not long ago.

There is also Mitchell on-line, which is what the pros use. My local small-town public library has a subscription, and as a library member, I can log in using that ID (from home here, even!) and download Mitchell's pages relevant to my query.

But the paper Haynes manual is probably the most practical portable solution. They are written to be used by fairly knowledgeable amateurs. The factory manuals assume you work in a dealership, and have the full range of factory-approved tools at your disposal. You probably don't have J-9576a in your toolbox.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:11 AM (a2xQ5)

579 >> Where do they sell those?

Funny you asked, I put that in the Amazon search box. I got hits, of course.

The smaller one is the "Little Slugger" and the larger one is the "Big Leaguer"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:12 AM (8O3HH)

580 Mmmmm.... Calzone...

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at June 24, 2018 01:12 AM (IcT7t)

581 i doubt anyone's at w*rk right naow, but, for future reference "NSFW", mostly due to the other links on the page

this could have been fun, back when i had an interactive sex life.

http://www.kanojotoys.com/pussy-cat-dream-vibrator-p-4114.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (Mw954)

582 >> we're only here for the live demonstrations...

Try before you buy. It's the only way.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (8O3HH)

583 Stromboli.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (iTpm7)

584

Killian's Irish Red is a great improvement over Genny Screamers. Started that after a trip to Colorado for younger daughter's wedding at the Sunrise Amphitheater.

We toured the Coor's Brewery and at the end had a beer tasting. Great atmosphere, cool quiet, and the beer was at the perfect temperature.

Problem was, they cut you off at two.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (S/hVx)

585 "The smaller one is the "Little Slugger" and the larger one is the "Big Leaguer""
-Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:12 AM (8O3HH)

*HAH!*

I think "Li'l Slugger" would have been a better Marketing deal; and funnier.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (Ckg4U)

586 I think it is because the Portuguese needed a handy word to describe this odd new grain from the new world that grew really tall . . . just like the sourghum the found and imported from West Africa

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The English had the same problem, and they solved it with a similar lack of finesse. "Corn" already generically referred to any coarse grain, or even salt. When they were introduced to corn ("corn, this is the English; English, corn") they just slapped on the first handy label they had. Corn.

This is why "corned beef" has nothing to do with maize-corn. It refers to salt. Also, this is how the Romans could have a corn dole 1500 years before the Old World knew about maize-corn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:14 AM (lSrgA)

587 Try before you buy. It's the only way.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (8O3HH)

Do you think it might be a Betty Dodson-type circle jerk?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:14 AM (iTpm7)

588 George Will isn't tough enough to be an Old Codger, and really lacks the presence to be a Grouchy Old Man.

But give him just a few more years, and he'll have the Doddering Old Fool title all to himself.

He's already got the Old Fool part down pat.

Couple three years at the most though, to nab that Doddering ribbon.

Soon, George. Soon.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


*break*


@ Slapweasel. All the prayers, my friend. The entire library of prayers.

*break*

I'm off to the snoozer now. Five hours of sleep awaits.


zzzzz

Posted by: Jim at June 24, 2018 01:14 AM (QzJWU)

589 "Killian's Irish Red is a great improvement over Genny Screamers. Started that after a trip to Colorado for younger daughter's wedding at the Sunrise Amphitheater.
We toured the Coor's Brewery and at the end had a beer tasting. Great atmosphere, cool quiet, and the beer was at the perfect temperature.
Problem was, they cut you off at two.

-Posted by: irongrampa at June 24, 2018 01:13 AM (S/hVx)

That is my favorite beer for grilling bratwurst. I boil it in Killian's w/onions and grill it afterwards.

They then go back into the beer and onions to stay warm.

Not one complaint in ten years.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:17 AM (Ckg4U)

590 Goodnight, Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:17 AM (iTpm7)

591 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:00 AM (Ckg4U)

Great news Slap, my continued prayers for you, your family, your mother and her health.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:17 AM (/pt8Q)

592 I'll be okay. In the meantime, I'm drinking beer like they'll stop making it tomorrow.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:03 AM (Ckg4U)

I am happy to hear your mother is showing signs of improvement, Slap. Take care of yourself, she is going to need you to lean on.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:17 AM (a2xQ5)

593 Night, Jim.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:18 AM (a2xQ5)

594 Thank You, Jim. I appreciate it, Amigo.

G'Night, Jim, Sunk New Dawn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:18 AM (Ckg4U)

595 One of the earliest descriptions in English of maize referred to it as a type of grain that grew in heads like teasel.

Which is odd, because before I read that I considered teasel to look like some form of demon corn.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 24, 2018 01:18 AM (2K6fY)

596 Is that a clit-sucker, Heartless? It looks perplexing.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:18 AM (iTpm7)

597 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:11 AM (a2xQ5)

I was kind of expecting you'd be the one to respond, thanks. It would be purely for routine maintenance on a 2018 MT 07. I've just had the printed Haynes manual for every vehicle I've owned since 1996 and just realized that I have almost never used one, and I'm starting to wonder if it's even worth getting one.

Looks like my local library has a Chilton subscription, but the portal doesn't have Yamaha in the menu, so it might just be for cars. Meh.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:19 AM (fZuhk)

598 Thank you, Alberta Oil Peon and Surfperch.

I'll take every good vibe I can get.

Returned blessings.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:19 AM (Ckg4U)

599 The English had the same problem, and they solved it with a similar lack of finesse. "Corn" already generically referred to any coarse grain, or even salt. When they were introduced to corn ("corn, this is the English; English, corn") they just slapped on the first handy label they had. Corn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:14 AM (lSrgA)

I believe they actually referred to it as 'Indian Corn' at one point very early on and was later shortened to just 'corn'.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:21 AM (/pt8Q)

600 Time for the old folk.
Slap, prayers up for you and your Mom.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 24, 2018 01:22 AM (S/hVx)

601 >>Do you think it might be a Betty Dodson-type circle jerk?
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess

One can hope. Maybe it will be like this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4849744

She's an orgasm witch. And they have a coven, where they sit around in a circle.

Is that a ficus in the center of that circle? Well, it's some plant, anyway.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:22 AM (8O3HH)

602 Goodnight Jim.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:22 AM (/pt8Q)

603 'Night IGP.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:23 AM (/pt8Q)

604 George Will The Wanker has been a posturing wanker since at least 1992, when he wrote in 'Jack Kemp' against Perot, Bush, and Clinton.

I still remember that article as being the biggest wank I'd ever seen in an American column. I swear, the pages felt like they were stuck together

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 24, 2018 01:24 AM (6FqZa)

605 That orgasm witch is a pansexual AND an eco-sexual.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:25 AM (iTpm7)

606 The English also use "maize" for what we call corn. And "corn" can mean almost anything in English. A thing of value, a sum of coin, lumps of this or that, everything except what we call cornhole. But they have all sorts of terms for that from their much longer rich cultural tradition.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 01:26 AM (H5rtT)

607 An eco-sexual refrains from using plastic grocery bags during sex.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (lSrgA)

608 The only way to save Mother Earth is by raping her.

Posted by: Ecosexuals Everywhere at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (/pt8Q)

609 That orgasm witch is a pansexual AND an eco-sexual.
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:25 AM (iTpm7)

"Pansexual"? She plays the skin flute?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (a2xQ5)

610 It says here that eco-sexuals seek sexual gratification in nature. Do they mean outdoors, or something more sinister?

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (iTpm7)

611 For those of you who have never heard of Owen Benjamin, I'd like to introduce his comedy to you.

He hangs out at 11:00 Eastern with a Live Stream on weekdays.

He was drummed-out of Hollywood after declaring that "Five-Year-Olds should NOT be taking drugs to stop their puberty."

What a controversial stance, right?

Dude is funny.

Link: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ofqp5r

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

612 >> AND an eco-sexual.
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess

She defines that as being "turned on by the Elements", I see.

So, lots of nekkid romping in the great outdoors.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

613 Bless you, irongrampa.

G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (Ckg4U)

614 610 It says here that eco-sexuals seek sexual gratification in nature. Do they mean outdoors, or something more sinister?
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (iTpm7)

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Ever see a tight little gopher hole glistening with the morning dew?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (lSrgA)

615
I despise dungaree-sexuals.

But I approve of intellectual circle jerks.

Posted by: George Will at June 24, 2018 01:29 AM (8O3HH)

616 And "corn" can mean almost anything in English.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 01:26 AM (H5rtT)


My car gets about 2.5 barleycorns per metric drop. Which isn't really great barleycornage, to be honest.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:30 AM (fZuhk)

617 "An eco-sexual refrains from using plastic grocery bags during sex."
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:27 AM (lSrgA)

I am not an eco-sexual, then. Grocery store bags do well in a pinch.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (Ckg4U)

618 So, lots of nekkid romping in the great outdoors.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

I think I'd enjoy that.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (iTpm7)

619 Time for Steam's annual Summer Sale, when the video games get massively discounted.

Currently looking at some basic stuff like Ghost Recon: Wildlands. But I'm also thinking that I should pick up a puzzle-focused platformer that came out last summer - Black the Fall. It's a game about escaping from Communism, and the company that developed it is located in Bucharest. So they actually know a thing or two about Communism...

Posted by: junior at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (/y4g1)

620 That orgasm witch is a pansexual AND an eco-sexual.
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:25 AM (iTpm7)

But not an Equisexual!

Posted by: Anthony Weiner, Down at the Farm at June 24, 2018 01:32 AM (/pt8Q)

621 But I'm also thinking that I should pick up a puzzle-focused platformer that came out last summer - Black the Fall.
Posted by: junior at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (/y4g1)


It's older, but And Yet It Moves is a hell of a puzzle jumper.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:32 AM (fZuhk)

622
I am not an eco-sexual, then. Grocery store bags do well in a pinch.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (Ckg4U)

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Eco-sexuality is more like something to aspire to than to actually achieve.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:33 AM (lSrgA)

623 "Ever see a tight little gopher hole glistening with the morning dew?"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (lSrgA)

That is one Weird Phrase.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:33 AM (Ckg4U)

624
Look up "dungaree" in Urban Dictionary.

The #1 definition is a turd that has been sitting in the toilet for at least 3 days, which you find when entering a restroom.

Another definition is the term of a group of lesbians. Like "gaggle" or "flock".

So, a group of lesbians is a dungaree of lesbians.

This is relevant to Miley's backyard. Amazing how everything is all tied together.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:33 AM (8O3HH)

625 My car gets about 2.5 barleycorns per metric drop. Which isn't really great barleycornage, to be honest.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:30 AM (fZuhk)

Traditionally:

3 Barleycorns=1 Inch

Posted by: Anthony Weiner, Down at the Farm at June 24, 2018 01:34 AM (/pt8Q)

626 What category of handymen is ace in?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:35 AM (H80UQ)

627 What category of handymen is ace in?


Whichever one has the shortest shelf life.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at June 24, 2018 01:36 AM (IcT7t)

628 "What category of handymen is ace in?"
-Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:35 AM (H80UQ)

From what I've just read, he's a dungaree.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:36 AM (Ckg4U)

629 Off, sock!

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:36 AM (/pt8Q)

630
So, a group of lesbians is a dungaree of lesbians.

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I thought they came in subarus

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:36 AM (lSrgA)

631 "Whichever one has the shortest shelf life."
-Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at June 24, 2018 01:36 AM (IcT7t)

*HAHAHA!*

I was silly. THAT was FUNNY!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:37 AM (Ckg4U)

632 Ever see a tight little gopher hole glistening with the morning dew?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (lSrgA)

I'm a normal-sexual. More or less.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:37 AM (iTpm7)

633 597 Anything you couldn't find on youtube you probably would never need

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 24, 2018 01:39 AM (9TR2V)

634 618
So, lots of nekkid romping in the great outdoors.



Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (8O3HH)

I think I'd enjoy that.


Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:31 AM (iTpm7)

In my experience, it results in many mosquito bites in places you really don't want to scratch when you are in public. Also can result in sunburn in especially undesirable spots and grass or sand in butt. Being nekkid in the great outdoors is not as much fun as you think. Clothes exist for a reason besides modesty and keeping warm.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:40 AM (H80UQ)

635 So, a group of lesbians is a dungaree of lesbians.



This is relevant to Miley's backyard. Amazing how everything is all tied together.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:33 AM (8O3HH)

The Unifying Theory is in my backyard?
Sometimes, even though they aren't banned, there are no bras being worn on this property.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:40 AM (iTpm7)

636 XXXtentacion.
Gone too soon.
Never even got his chance to bang a Kardashain.

Posted by: RightLeftCoaster at June 24, 2018 01:41 AM (qlTN9)

637 3 Barleycorns=1 Inch
Posted by: Anthony Weiner, Down at the Farm at June 24, 2018 01:34 AM (/pt8Q)


7.62mm is also just short of 1 barleycorn (0.9). It's related to another archaic unit, the line (1/10" in this case), which is why some Russian sources call the Mosin-Nagant (7.62" or 0.3") the "three line rifle".

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:42 AM (fZuhk)

638 What what, in the butt?
[grass and sand]
...
Fuck it, I'm done here

Posted by: Samwell at June 24, 2018 01:42 AM (6FqZa)

639 Yep, differences in the size of barleycorns is the reason UK shoe sizes are not the same as US shoe sizes. Euro sizes, though, being French and metric and totally rational, do not match either one of those.

Also,
When a woman tells me that/my face she'll soon forgetBefore the dawn, I'll wager corn/She'll be fain to follow it yet.
--The Snows, Bert Jansch

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 24, 2018 01:43 AM (H5rtT)

640 Norks return remains of 200 American soldiers:

https://tinyurl.com/soldiersremainsreturned

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at June 24, 2018 01:43 AM (GXOTw)

641 Where are all those lesbians?

Posted by: A Mob of Kangaroos at June 24, 2018 01:43 AM (lSrgA)

642 -Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:40 AM (H80UQ)

They also make a product called "OFF!". Not that I would know how that would affect nooks and crannies.

I also don't go naked that often, but I'm not wearing pants.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (Ckg4U)

643 Donna, all of this is true. So there must be preparations made.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (iTpm7)

644 How many barleycorns are in a fortnight?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (lSrgA)

645 The Reds are a poor team. Nevertheless, their pitcher hit a grand slam against the mighty Cubs today, which gladdened my heart (don't tell grannie). Unfortunately, my Crew did not fare well either today, but after the glories of Thursday and Friday night, (pulverization of the Cards on Thursday, walkoff HR on Friday) I am not too upset.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:45 AM (H80UQ)

646 "How many barleycorns are in a fortnight?"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (lSrgA)

My Best Guess would be The Rule of Three, but I'm full of Budweiser.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:46 AM (Ckg4U)

647
And besides skeeters, you have fire ants. At least where I'm at.

I wonder if the orgasm witch could cast a spell to get rid of fireants?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:46 AM (8O3HH)

648 I also don't go naked that often, but I'm not wearing pants.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (Ckg4U)

Spoken like a true Moron.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:47 AM (iTpm7)

649
They also make a product called "OFF!". Not that I would know how that would affect nooks and crannies.



I also don't go naked that often, but I'm not wearing pants.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (Ckg4U)
The problem is if you are nekkid outdoors for purposes of naughtiness, (and why else would you be nekkid outdoors?) well, OFF doesn't exactly smell like Chanel No. 5.
I'm not wearing pants either. This room is stuffy so I ditched the blue jeans.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (H80UQ)

650 How many barleycorns are in a fortnight?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (lSrgA)


One barleycorn per fortnight is about 8.69" per year. Conveniently, that's also about the average human hair growth rate. In case you were wondering.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (fZuhk)

651 -Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:45 AM (H80UQ)

Didn't I tell you that they'd be better than expected?

(Stupid Slapweasel baseball Predictions)

They need a starter and bullpen help, however. Even though they have one of the best relievers in all of MLB.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (Ckg4U)

652 So, a group of lesbians is a dungaree of lesbians.
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A flannel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (R+Cqa)

653 I say "NO" to fire ants.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (iTpm7)

654 John Barleycorn Must Die: excellent tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icyPFsIcAV0

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at June 24, 2018 01:49 AM (GXOTw)

655 I say "NO" to fire ants.
Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (iTpm7)


And do they listen? I bet they don't listen.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:49 AM (fZuhk)

656
Here's a nifty skeeter repellent device:

https://www.thermacell.com/

It heats up a repellent and creates a zone around the device. The idea is to just turn that thing on and keep the skeeters away in a 15' radius around the device.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:49 AM (8O3HH)

657 The problem is if you are nekkid outdoors for purposes of naughtiness, (and why else would you be nekkid outdoors?) well, OFF doesn't exactly smell like Chanel No. 5.
I'm not

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I wonder if Hoppes No. 9 would keep the bugs off. That stuff smells great.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:49 AM (lSrgA)

658 >> Where are all those lesbians?

Try Pornhub.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:50 AM (8O3HH)

659 "The problem is if you are nekkid outdoors for purposes of naughtiness, (and why else would you be nekkid outdoors?) well, OFF doesn't exactly smell like Chanel No. 5.
I'm not wearing pants either. This room is stuffy so I ditched the blue jeans.
"
-Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (H80UQ)

That wouldn't stop any Moron that I know.

...and welcome to the Pantsless Club. I'll be your doorman for the evening.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:51 AM (Ckg4U)

660 And do they listen? I bet they don't listen.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 01:49 AM (fZuhk)

We'll find out.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:51 AM (iTpm7)

661 644 How many barleycorns are in a fortnight?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:44 AM (lSrgA)

Do you really want to know? I can tell you exactly how many Barleycorns are in a Fortnight, but it would take a few tens if thousands if Barleycorns to do the calculations.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:51 AM (/pt8Q)

662
They need a starter and bullpen help, however. Even though they have one of the best relievers in all of MLB.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:48 AM (Ckg4U)
Have you seen any clips of our reliever Josh Hader pitching? That is a nasty, nasty pitcher. I see the Tribe is doing very well. They'll be paying the Brewers a visit this upcoming week.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:52 AM (H80UQ)

663
Fireants don't know that no means no.

Honey badger vs. fire ants. That match just occurred to me. I wonder who would win.

Honey badger gives not a shit about bees nor cobra venom, so I wonder if he'd give the slightest shit about fire ants.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 24, 2018 01:52 AM (8O3HH)

664 > I wonder if Hoppes No. 9 would keep the bugs off. That stuff smells great.

I remember someone on another site claiming he tried using it as aftershave. The problem was that it only attracted men.

Which I guess would actually be an advantage if you were gay, come to think of it. Gay morons: try it and report back, if you would.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at June 24, 2018 01:52 AM (GXOTw)

665 I remember someone on another site claiming he tried using it as aftershave. The problem was that it only attracted men.

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That would be a glitch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:53 AM (lSrgA)

666 Lesbians are like auto mechanics. They listen, but they don't take you seriously.

...unless you're a formidable individual.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:53 AM (Ckg4U)

667 Oy vey!

Posted by: Adriane the Green Thumb, NOT Critic ... at June 24, 2018 01:53 AM (AoK0a)

668 Is that a clit-sucker, Heartless? It looks perplexing.


Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 01:18 AM (iTpm7)

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among other things yes, apparently: suction, vibrations, etc...

if i get you one, will you send me a video of it in action?

D

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 01:54 AM (Mw954)

669 Flamethrower vs fire ants.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at June 24, 2018 01:55 AM (IcT7t)

670 Slap, truth be told I think it's an AL year, and I think it's going to be the damn Yankees in the end. That lineup is murderous.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:55 AM (H80UQ)

671 #DOH!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 01:55 AM (Mw954)

672 Which I guess would actually be an advantage if you were gay, come to think of it. Gay morons: try it and report back, if you would.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at June 24, 2018 01:52 AM (GXOTw)

Are there any gay Morons to begin with, Alexa doesn't take those stats?

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:56 AM (/pt8Q)

673 "Have you seen any clips of our reliever Josh Hader pitching? That is a nasty, nasty pitcher. I see the Tribe is doing very well. They'll be paying the Brewers a visit this upcoming week."
-Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:52 AM (H80UQ)

He isn't just nasty. That dude is filthy.

Yes, I've seen a lot of footage of that dude and his wipe-out pitching.

Might the Mighty Tribe destroy those Brew-Swilling Bashers!

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:57 AM (Ckg4U)

674 79 LOL!! I didn't spit on her grave!! I spit it on someone elses grave.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:15 PM


That wasn't very nice.

Posted by: Zombie Arch Stanton at June 24, 2018 01:59 AM (YTxkQ)

675 "Slap, truth be told I think it's an AL year, and I think it's going to be the damn Yankees in the end. That lineup is murderous."
-Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 01:55 AM (H80UQ)

I am going to go-ahead and agree.

...and 'X' gets The Square!

Boston also has a shot, but the window is closing on Cleveland.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 01:59 AM (Ckg4U)

676 if'n yer gonna be outdoors with naughty on your mind, don't use Off!

get a couple of those area foggers they sell and Arclight the insect population of the area.

just keep a firearm handy for the predators.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 01:59 AM (Mw954)

677 Well, it is midnight here, and I am going to bed. Maybe it will be sunny tomorrow for the whole day, instead of just the latter half of the afternoon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 24, 2018 01:59 AM (a2xQ5)

678 Are there any gay Morons to begin with, Alexa doesn't take those stats?
Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 01:56 AM (/pt8Q)


Ungrateful Bread, yeah? But I don't think he posts here any more, at least not under his real name.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 02:00 AM (fZuhk)

679 Later, AOP.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 02:00 AM (fZuhk)

680 rats: that would have been funnier if i had used "Bophal" instead of "Arclight".

i'm too s*ber for a Catruday night ONT.

off to make another drink.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (Mw954)

681 Really, no one has done the robot joke as Ben, yet?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (ycWCI)

682 G'Night, Alberta Oil Peon!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (Ckg4U)

683 >>>>if i get you one, will you send me a video of it in action?

Sure! I'm going to get eco-sexual with it. See if I can stimulate the wax peppers in the garden.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (iTpm7)

684 Thanks for the ONT, btw.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (ycWCI)

685 "Sure! I'm going to get eco-sexual with it. See if I can stimulate the wax peppers in the garden."
-Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (iTpm7)

That follows protocol.

...somewhere.

Monty Python would be proud.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:04 AM (Ckg4U)

686 You probably don't have J-9576a in your toolbox.

Maybe I do... if they would just call it by its common name, instead of some made-up-bullshit number.


It might be a simple box-end wrench, of a specific size. Right?

Yeah, I hate trying to 'interpret' factory manuals.

Gimme dat aftermarket book!

Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:04 AM (yD/Pf)

687 Ah, Slap, I was mixed up. KC is the AL Central team that will be coming to town this week. Still, I am planning on going to the game on Weds. and will drink a beer in your honor. I do not think they will let me take off my pants there though.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 02:05 AM (H80UQ)

688 Don't take your pants off at an MLB game, Donna... *HAH!*

*Raises Beer*

*Taps Screen*

...God bless the baseball fans.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:07 AM (Ckg4U)

689 Regarding the beer article, and Jim's caveats:

As I understand it, there used to be hundreds of local breweries all over the U.S., and most of them were put out of business by Prohibition. Some hung on by producing alcohol for medical and industrial purposes.

When that long national nightmare ended, the survivors went back to brewing beer and there were still lots of local and regional brands. The first beer I ever had was Hudepohl when my dad gave me a sip in the backyard after mowing the lawn. I also remember the Hudepohl sign on the left field wall at Crosley Field.

Later on when we moved to the Philadelphia area, I remember him drinking Schaefer. ("Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one.")

When I started drinking in college, I initially drank Miller. Being on the East Coast, I remember the mystique of Coors being rare and exotic. Hunter S. Thompson also helped fuel the Coors cult. We all read his books.

Later on in the 80s I switched to Rolling Rock as my beer of choice. My friends and I found a store that sold imported beers, and what a revelation that was! Of course they were expensive as hell, so they were an occasional treat.

Eventually I gravitated towards Yuengling's Chesterfield Ale as my daily go-to beer. It's a good combination of tasty and inexpensive.

I don't feel like researching it, but I think it was during the Carter Administration when the laws governing homebrewing were relaxed, which led to the growth of the microbrews and craft brews. At first a trickle, they grew to a torrent. We are truly living in a golden age of beer, with a dizzying array of varieties and recipes that was unimaginable 50 years ago.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:08 AM (sdi6R)

690 See if I can stimulate the wax peppers in the garden.


Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:01 AM (iTpm7)

---not quite what i had in mind you evil temptress.

besides capsaicin and sensitive tissues are not a good match.

true story: i was drinking beer with an Army GF one day at the Riverside Brewing Company (RIP) and she was eating pickled jalapenos.

she went to return some of the beer she had rented, and, a few minutes later, a shriek and some serious GI profanity sounded from down the hall.

apparently, having had a few, she was not sufficiently about keeping her jalapeno infused fingers sufficiently insulated with TP from the rest of her body.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:08 AM (Mw954)

691
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:08 AM (Mw954)























add the word "cautious" where it is supposed to be.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:09 AM (Mw954)

692 It might be a simple box-end wrench, of a specific size. Right?
Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:04 AM (yD/Pf)


A J9576A is a 48-port managed rackmount gigabit ethernet switch with a 130.9 Mpps forwarding rate.

I mean, I have a couple lying around, but my workbench tastes are... esoteric.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 02:11 AM (fZuhk)

693 >>>apparently, having had a few, she was not sufficiently about keeping her
jalapeno infused fingers sufficiently insulated with TP from the rest
of her body.



Yeah, I've done that. ONCE.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:11 AM (iTpm7)

694 and thanks again to Pixy for trying to put me in the barrel w/o actually doing anything wrong.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:12 AM (Mw954)

695 -Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:09 AM (Mw954)

You need NoScript. It doesn't allow large breaks in your paragraphs like that.

Here's the link:

https://noscript.net/

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:13 AM (Ckg4U)

696 A J9576A is a 48-port managed rackmount gigabit ethernet switch with a 130.9 Mpps forwarding rate.


Ooookayyyy... so why don't they just call it... that?

LOL!

Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:13 AM (yD/Pf)

697 (It was a rhetorical question, btw.)

Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:14 AM (yD/Pf)

698 and thanks again to Pixy for trying to put me in the barrel w/o actually doing anything wrong.
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:12 AM (Mw954)


I done posted a thing this morning and didn't close italics. By all rights I should be contemplating this in the Barrel of Woe; I don't put close tags in my nick or nothin', it's all without a net. And yet... it closed anyway. Best not to think over long on how Minx does what it does.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (fZuhk)

699 I'm going to say goodnight, Horde! Be well.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (iTpm7)

700 Redc1c4... after "allowing" mu.nu, Youtube and Twitter, shut down mu.nu and you'll get "pure" scripts.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (Ckg4U)

701 Goodnight Miley.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (/pt8Q)

702 G'Night, Miley!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (Ckg4U)

703 Yeah, I've done that. ONCE.


Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 24, 2018 02:11 AM (iTpm7)

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LOL... yeah. when i'm making Atomic Buffalo Turds (stuffed jalapenos) for the smoker, it's vinyl gloves at all times.

all those years of NBC decon training, not to mention making chemotherapy, pays off in not having to worry about unexpected "stimulation", as it were.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:16 AM (Mw954)

704 Ooookayyyy... so why don't they just call it... that?
LOL!
Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:13 AM (yD/Pf)


I don't know. I just googled it and that's what came up.

AOP could have been spitballing or talking about a real tool too, as far as I know.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 24, 2018 02:16 AM (fZuhk)

705 As I said, I mostly drink Yeungling today, but sometimes I'll treat myself to a case of something else. I remember the first time I saw Victory Beer in a store. The name and label must have been a hat tip to "1984" with Winston Smith's Victory Gin and Victory Cigarettes. Today that company produces quite an amazing number of varieties. I don't know how well-known they are outside of the Philly area.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:18 AM (sdi6R)

706 Goodnight, Miley!

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:20 AM (sdi6R)

707 Night Miley.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 02:20 AM (ycWCI)

708 what happened was i accidentally grabbed (jump to top of page) when i copied my text...

deleted it before hitting "poast" but it went there anyway.

i've got NoScript. i can block mu.nu and still read the blog?

who knew... and yes, i have close tags in my sig, even though i never use tags. i've stopped a barrelling once or twice since i added them, just by random poasting at the right time.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 02:20 AM (Mw954)

709 Yes, redc1c4. Blocking mu.nu will prevent the large spaces in-between paragraphs.

Only do that after you've read the content, else enable it after you've got a "First!"... lol.

Without mu.nu, you won't see any videos, nor can you see certain content.

That doesn't matter when you're in the comments, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:25 AM (Ckg4U)

710 AOP could have been spitballing or talking about a real tool too, as far as I know.

Haha, oh I get it... s'alright, lol.


Have looked at 'factory' manuals, and they call out all these (otherwise normal, common tools) by some factory-issued number...

It keeps the shade-trees confused, or slows them down, I guess. At least keeps *regular folk* from (saving HUGE $$$$$) working on their own rigs.


Heh.

Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:25 AM (yD/Pf)

711 My posts are always crisp and clean because I block mu.nu. after I have read the content.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:27 AM (Ckg4U)

712 That's how I quote other posts and come out smelling like a rose.

...well.

You get the picture.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:28 AM (Ckg4U)

713 One last blast for the comedian Owen Benjamin and I'm out of here.

Three posts-in-a-row is overkill.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 24, 2018 02:30 AM (Ckg4U)

714 Night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 02:31 AM (ycWCI)

715 Good night, Slap. Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at June 24, 2018 02:32 AM (H80UQ)

716 Night Donna of the Ampersands.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 24, 2018 02:33 AM (ycWCI)

717 One book that keeps popping up in my e-mail suggestions from Amazon is "The Summer of Beer and Whiskey".

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4yqtoj

It does sound like a good book for fans of beer, whiskey, and baseball.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:38 AM (sdi6R)

718 Goodnight, Slapweasel and Donna&&&&&.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:39 AM (sdi6R)

719 Do not buy beer from the big three. It's not because of the taste or the cheapness. It's because of the three-tier beer distribution system put in place after prohibition. These companies send an army of lobbyists to Washington to protect that system. The three-tiered distribution system allows the big three to stock about 3/4 of your local grocer's beer aisle with their brands, crowding out the independents. It is also the reason it is incredibly difficult to buy beer in most places directly from the brewery. Since all beer has to go through a distributor, and that distributor adds a handling charge, it drives up the price of the smaller breweries.

It's not about taste or price. It's about competition. The big three are doing everything they can to prevent it.

Posted by: Mr_Fastbucks at June 24, 2018 02:41 AM (4xZi9)

720 Never acquired a taste for beer.


Too bad, I guess, since it's a (relatively) cheap buzz.

Also too bad: my employer requires 'drugtesting' so no fun there, either.

fml.

Posted by: JQ at June 24, 2018 02:55 AM (yD/Pf)

721 "if the hen person really had moral convictions, she would have been like the cake bakers, who told the gay folks privately they could not bake their cake. if the bakers had behaved as the hen person, they would have accepted the order (as she did by taking the reservation and then seating the SHS party), but on the wedding day show up and say, "sorry, moral convictions: no cake" and, then, posted photos on social media of their cake order, which they cancelled."

People could always make reservations, eat, pay up, then ostentatiously not tip, leaving a note that says "f you, bigots. MAGA"

No harm, no foul.
Much enjoyment.

Posted by: barbarausa at June 24, 2018 02:59 AM (ru28e)

722 I live in Pennsylvania, so the phrase "local grocer's beer aisle" is strange and foreign to me.

PA's State Store system was also put in place after Prohibition, and stubbornly hangs on to this day. The Republican majority in the state legislature has been unable or unwilling to get rid of it.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:59 AM (sdi6R)

723 People could always make reservations, eat, pay up, then ostentatiously not tip, leaving a note that says "f you, bigots. MAGA"

No harm, no foul.
Much enjoyment.
Posted by: barbarausa at June 24, 2018 02:59 AM (ru28e)

I should think a convoy of morons could show up, piss all over the corners of the building, and on the front porch, and then claim to identify as dogs marking territory, because they idolize the restaurateur so much.

This isn't rocket surgery--act like a leftist and all your social sins get washed away.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 24, 2018 03:16 AM (NXsWM)

724 smuggle in a container of well chilled crickets from the bait shop, put it on the floor in an out of the way spot, or above a false ceiling in a restroom or such, with the lid open...

good for lots of laughs

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 03:24 AM (Mw954)

725 just did a quick Bing search: you can buy complete ant colonies, queen, w*rkers, etc, on line...

lots of ant food in a restaurant.

i can see the Health Department coming around on a regular basis.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 03:28 AM (Mw954)

726 okay, i can take a hint...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 03:45 AM (Mw954)

727 Don't know the details but we can legally get wine from the internet now

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 04:00 AM (pHfeF)

728 Wegman's sells beer and wine. I don't know why it's the only supermarket chain that does that around here.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 04:05 AM (sdi6R)

729 I live in Pennsylvania, so the phrase "local grocer's beer aisle" is strange and foreign to me.

PA's State Store system was also put in place after Prohibition, and stubbornly hangs on to this day. The Republican majority in the state legislature has been unable or unwilling to get rid of it.
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 02:59 AM (sdi6R)


WI has a Tavern League, who make sure most grocery stores have to stop selling alcohol in the evening -9 PM here- and so if you didn't stock up, you've got to drink at the bars.

Hmmm, wonder if that might have something to do with the lax view on driving under the influence in WI...

Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:16 AM (F9322)

730 'Night Slap, Donna and Redc1c4.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 24, 2018 04:17 AM (/pt8Q)

731 Wegman's sells beer and wine. I don't know why it's the only supermarket chain that does that around here.
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 04:05 AM (sdi6R)

Agqain in WI, Walmart, Target, Shopko and Meijer all have alcohol sections in many/most (?) stores.

Then again, so do most gas stations.

It's probably what makes the climate, taxes and insane denizens of Madison almost tolerable.

Or at least leaves many not sober enough to leave.

Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:22 AM (F9322)

732 731
Agqain in WI, Walmart, Target, Shopko and Meijer all have alcohol sections in many/most (?) stores.

Then again, so do most gas stations.
Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:22 AM (F9322)


Good grief. You literally do have to go out of your way to buy alcohol in PA. As in specialized stores that sell only alcohol.

Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 04:26 AM (sdi6R)

733 9 Do not buy beer from the big three. It's not because of the taste or the cheapness. It's because of the three-tier beer distribution system put in place after prohibition. These companies send an army of lobbyists to Washington to protect that system. The three-tiered distribution system allows the big three to stock about 3/4 of your local grocer's beer aisle with their brands, crowding out the independents. It is also the reason it is incredibly difficult to buy beer in most places directly from the brewery. Since all beer has to go through a distributor, and that distributor adds a handling charge, it drives up the price of the smaller breweries.

It's not about taste or price. It's about competition. The big three are doing everything they can to prevent it.
Posted by: Mr_Fastbucks at June 24, 2018 02:41 AM (4xZi9)

Wait, are you speaking against distributors? *Makes note to have Mr_Fastbucks audited when Senatorial elevation is finally announced after reveling of the passing of Real American Hero husband.*

Posted by: Cindy M, soon to be AZ junior Senator...for a couple weeks anyway at June 24, 2018 04:26 AM (F9322)

734 Good grief. You literally do have to go out of your way to buy alcohol in PA. As in specialized stores that sell only alcohol.
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 04:26 AM (sdi6R)

You (almost) literally have to go out of your way to avoid stores selling alcohol.

Oh, and we do have alcohol only stores as well.

Wisconsin's motto should be "We do drinking".

Story has it New Orleans' Bourbon St ran out of alcohol in 97 when GB played at the Superdome due to WI fans who traveled to the city.

Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:32 AM (F9322)

735 734 Good grief. You literally do have to go out of your way to buy alcohol in PA. As in specialized stores that sell only alcohol.
Posted by: rickl at June 24, 2018 04:26 AM (sdi6R)

You (almost) literally have to go out of your way to avoid stores selling alcohol.

Oh, and we do have alcohol only stores as well.

Wisconsin's motto should be "We do drinking".

Story has it New Orleans' Bourbon St ran out of alcohol in 97 when GB played at the Superdome due to WI fans who traveled to the city.

Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:32 AM (F9322)



Ohio has drive-thrus for you to get your beer.

Posted by: buzzion at June 24, 2018 04:43 AM (cAnNx)

736 Root beer is the best....it's been a long time since I had a really solid root beer.

Posted by: TickledPink at June 23, 2018 11:50 PM (TL2pK)


Stewart's bottled root beer; I don't think it even comes in a plastic 2-liter bottle. Best root beer I've had, considering the name brand ones out there like A ampersand W and Barque's.

Posted by: RickZ at June 24, 2018 04:43 AM (8lsuS)

737 Ohio has drive-thrus for you to get your beer.
Posted by: buzzion at June 24, 2018 04:43 AM (cAnNx)


I don't think WI has that, I know someone who wanted to open one and was turned down for a liqueur license.

But you can get a beer here in town while watching Jurassic World 2, or any other film not named Soylo at the (non arthouse) theater. Or maybe with enough beers you'll be talked into watching Soylo and won't notice.

Posted by: Bete, bot of shirking work at June 24, 2018 04:53 AM (F9322)

738 over at breitbart, the ole on sarah sanders getting kicked out of that restaurantnt has 13,000+ comments, when they usually have 100's - 1,000.

i hope they're not planning to protest at the restaurant with megaphones shouting "shame, shame", "hater", "whip the gash in public", "feckless cunt" or anything mean like that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 24, 2018 05:33 AM (Pg+x7)

739 at breitbart the story -not the ole... damn splchk.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 24, 2018 05:34 AM (Pg+x7)

740 After seeing what happened to Sarah Sanders last night, there is no way back to sanity and it's only going to get worse.

The Democrat party and its fascist adherents have become an existential threat to our constitutional order and republic.


Hell, one of their crazies tried to kill a bunch of Republicans while playing softball.


This is truly banana republic type behavior.


What they are doing is only going to get worse.



Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 05:34 AM (UfMVm)

741 "Ever see a tight little gopher hole glistening with the morning dew?"
-Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 24, 2018 01:28 AM (lSrgA)

Tell me more, that's poetry

Posted by: R Gere at June 24, 2018 05:35 AM (D2yIw)

742 Butter cofveve and fresh cantaloupe for breakfast. Rock on into that balmy 96 degree, 88 percent humidity ETEX mornin'!

Posted by: Eromero at June 24, 2018 05:42 AM (zLDYs)

743 And what we are seeing is that Republicans and conservatives will get no safe spaces.


You think you can have a pleseant night out with your family at a restaurant or movie?

Think again.


You will be hounded at every turn.


The left has a near infinent street army at their disposal.


This army isn't centrally controlled per se but know what is expected and what actions to take for all ocasions.


Truly frightnening third world stuff.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 05:42 AM (UfMVm)

744 It will happen again at the Red Hen or somewhere else, these people need to be sued or pay a price.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 05:46 AM (pHfeF)

745 Kreplach

The Left is kinda like the peasant army that ravaged Cambodia. The thinking was done be a very few intellectuals, but they were able to describe their goal well. Painful, final eradication of everyone who was not them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 05:46 AM (hyuyC)

746 Skip, how about a "Mad Scene" where by you yell, "You said nothing when I made a reservation! You waited until we looked at the menus. You are vile! I would never, ever eat here when you treat customers like that. " Over the top would be better than perforating them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 05:49 AM (hyuyC)

747 @745

The crazy thing is we know what the end game is.


Does anyone believe this type of outrageous behavior is going to stop at merely protests and not escalate to violence.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 24, 2018 05:52 AM (UfMVm)

748 Kreplach

Argentina is a cautionary tale about getting the first hits in.

The Mormons have a mild protective value with a sorta separate society, isolating them from a lot of such dreariness. I look to their community for lessons.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 05:53 AM (hyuyC)

749 Just started the coffee, it will be awhile.
Maybe apple pancakes soon.

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 05:53 AM (pHfeF)

750 Kreplach

The police have the data. They know who the players are on the Left. It is, as always, a small group. Yet they do nothing.

Can Trump change that?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 05:54 AM (hyuyC)

751

The owner said she went back in the kitchen and huddled with her employees, many of them gay, then made her decision.

Piece of the puzzle.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 05:55 AM (LOgQ4)

752 And what we are seeing is that Republicans and conservatives will get no safe spaces.


You think you can have a pleseant night out with your family at a restaurant or movie?
Think again.
You will be hounded at every turn.
The left has a near infinent street army at their disposal.
This army isn't centrally controlled per se but know what is expected and what actions to take for all ocasions.
Truly frightnening third world stuff.


The problem is the progressive marxists need a constant supply of enemies. And like any mob movement, they eventually come back around and eat their own. Some dipshit named Zaretsky at the Atlantic tried to debunk Ann Coulter's book Demonic by going after one of her main cites, Gustav LeBon. From what I read of his article, he basically proves her point, without a hint of self awareness. I used to think that elitism meant you had to possess intellect. I was wrong. Today's "elite" are anti intellectual, they just get paid well to illustrate their ignorance and look down on others.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 24, 2018 05:58 AM (rdl6o)

753 I'd love to show up with a MAGA hat make a lot of noise and leave

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 05:58 AM (pHfeF)

754 Forgot My Nic

Ah. The population that is deluded to think the Left and their human battering rams in the Islamic and Cartel community will let them be. They are deluded.

The Media is the bad actor in all this. Tit for Tat is a stable negotiating strategy.

And this is round two of Media-Praetorian Guards (FBI) at removing a President they hate. Deep Throat was the #2 person in the FBI.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 05:59 AM (hyuyC)

755 Hope Krak is on time

Posted by: Skip at June 24, 2018 05:59 AM (pHfeF)

756 The owner said she went back in the kitchen and huddled with her employees, many of them gay, then made her decision.

Piece of the puzzle.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic

So, she gets permission from her employees on who to serve. She does this for each and every customer. If you are wearing white after Labor Day, they'll ask you to leave?

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 05:59 AM (8ikIW)

757 My comment seems rather slanted!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 24, 2018 05:59 AM (rdl6o)

758 Krak is NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at June 24, 2018 06:01 AM (8ikIW)

759 Concerned People's Front

The Concerned Smart People's Front Of Samaria slants the other way.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 24, 2018 06:03 AM (hyuyC)

760
She then huddled with the staff, many who took issue with the White House on a number of issues and some who are gay, and asked them if they thought Sanders should go.

Just citing the source:

https://www.mediaite.com/online/red-hen-owner-who-booted-sarah-
sanders-speaks-out-would-absolutely-do-it-again/

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 24, 2018 06:03 AM (LOgQ4)

761 The owner said she went back in the kitchen and huddled with her employees, many of them gay, then made her decision.

We'll see how long that business lasts and pays off. Hopefully, the market will decide quickly.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 24, 2018 06:04 AM (rdl6o)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-23-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

It was Terrible, Except…

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I've stopped watching a movie part of the way through once. It was Sicko, the Michael Moore documentary about healthcare. It infuriated me to no end, not because it was an apologia for Cuban healthcare, but because it's manipulative technique was so obvious and forced that I just couldn't take it anymore. He'd start making a point with numbers, and then cut away to some sob story about a family who couldn't afford insurance. I found the technique itself infuriating, so I just stopped it (I paid no money to watch it, by the way).

However, with that said, I watch every new movie all the way through whether I love it or hate it. I don't need to explain the love it part, but why do I subject myself to a film if, through the opening minutes, I decide that it's garbage?

There are really two reasons. The first is that I always hold out hope that the movie will redeem itself. That it will build to some great ending that makes all of the mistakes over the previous 90 minutes or so completely worthwhile (this oh so rarely happens). The second is that even bad movies can have good elements.

You know what I'm talking about. That one scene or performance or design element that grabs you despite the awfulness of everything else around it. Yes, the movie as a whole is awful, except did you see that one part near the end?


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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I've defended both The Motion Picture and The Search for Spock as misunderstood good movies, but that does not extend to William Shatner's directorial effort. The Final Frontier is bad. The story makes no sense (borrowing a plot line from The Animated Series of all places), with completely needless retconning, a total misuse of some beloved characters, and mostly questionable performances.

With that being said, there are three things in this movie that I genuinely and totally love.

First is the opening scene:

This does not feel like the start of a Star Trek movie. The slow motion, the desolation, and the color palate seem so off from what we expect from the series. And yet, as almost a short film unto itself, I love the feel of it. I buy the digger's isolation and desperation (and casting, he's got a great face). The weird and unexplained way that this new entity (Sybok) brings peace. It's really quick nice. The movie that follows doesn't really do anything good with it, though.

The second and third actually happen at once, but I consider them separate elements. The second would be McCoy's scene where he faces his pain.

I don't think I've seen DeForest Kelley give a better performance than in that scene where he has to relive the euthanization of his father. I don't know what Shatner said to him to get that performance, but it worked. Go back to the beginning of that clip to see the third thing that I absolutely love about The Final Frontier. You have to watch the whole thing, but pay attention to what goes on outside of the window. It's a surprisingly subtle effect that draws absolutely no attention to itself whatsoever, but the cluster of stars just gets steadily bigger as the scene draws on. It took me years to notice that (granted, I've only seen the movie all the way through perhaps twice), but once I did see it, I was a bit amazed. Through all of the cutting back and forth, and the fact that the effect was captured in camera with projection on a screen in the background as opposed to any sort of post-production compositing, it still just grows larger with every shot. There's a command in the handling of that effect that is absent in almost everything else in the film. It's obvious to me that a lot of thought went into that effect, and it pays off in its own way. I just wish the rest of the movie had that much thought.


Alexander

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Oliver Stone's foray into historical epic filmmaking on the heels of Gladiator and in the same year as Troy is…not good.

I actually saw this in theaters. I was excited. Oliver Stone is not a bad filmmaker, and the movie looks quite good, something that came through in the trailers very easily. However, no two actors seem to be performing like they are in the same movie. Colin Farrell looks like he's in a soap opera and Angelina Jolie acts like she's a monster in a horror movie. I think Val Kilmer gives the only good and grounded performance as Philip, Alexander's father. Even Anthony Hopkins seems to be half asleep as Ptolemy.

However, as implied by the movie's inclusion on this list, I do feel that the sequence that dramatizes the Battle of Gaugamela is quite well shot and assembled. The only clips I can find online are pixelated to all hell, so this will have to do:

There's a grand sweep to the sequence there that's missing from a lot of the mess of the movie. I genuinely find it quite engaging to watch on its own, separate from the rest of the film. But seriously, though, Val Kilmer is actually pretty good in his limited role.


The Lone Ranger

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Have you seen this movie?

Did you fall asleep during it? I almost did. Almost.

This was Disney making one of the largest miscalculations of the last twenty years, and it happened at about the same time that it also dropped the egg that was John Carter (addendum: that movie is awesome. Don't hate.). It was wildly expensive (actually less expensive than originally intended), had a huge star at the height of his power (Depp), was supposed to launch Armie Hammer to stardom, and was directed by the man who had brought Pirates of the Caribbean to the screen, Gore Verbinski. It was the kind of sure bet that Hollywood is always desperate for and further proof of William Goldman's adage, "Nobody knows anything. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work."

The move as a whole is largely self-serious and boring. It doesn't engage as it tries to build this weird mystique about itself that never settles while also using the US Army as bad guys in a super dense plot that made William Turner say, "Wow…that's overly complicated."

However, that being said, the final train fight and chase sequence is one of the most fun big budget sequences over the last couple of decades. It's the first time the familiar theme comes into the film. The action is big, brash, bold, and wildly inventive. Here's the opening to that sequence:

I don't own this movie because Disney has a very tight handle on the primary market for its films which keeps the price of its films high, but if I saw a copy for $5 or less, I'd pick it up just for that final sequence.


I'm not the only one here

Are there movies that you generally dislike but contain individual sequences or elements that you overall enjoy? I've listed a few up above, but mine isn't the only voice that matters.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Payback: Straight Up: The Director's Cut

Movies I Saw This Week:
Mother of Tears (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) Poster blurb: "Feels more like the work of a no-name than the man who made Suspiria. It's almost like Dario Argento forgot how to make a movie." [Netflix DVD]
The Taking of Pelham 123 (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Travolta was bad, and I don't like how Tony Scott makes movies in general, but it was almost entertaining enough." [Netflix DVD]
Backdraft (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Rote and tedious, but at least the fire looked nice." [Netflix DVD]
Suspiria (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) [Rewatch] "My second viewing of this jumped my opinion up a full star. Stylish descent into the logic of a nightmare." [Personal Collection]
The Four Feathers (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Handsome adventure story that holds up well enough. Could use some tighter focus, though." ["Library"]


Contact

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And, please, visit my website.

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1 The Taking of Pelham 123 (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Travolta was bad, and I don't like how Tony Scott makes movies in general, but it was almost entertaining enough."

See, you watched the wrong one. The original Pelham123, starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, and released back in the 70s, was much better.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 23, 2018 07:25 PM (UX379)

2

That scene in Requiem For A Dream.

/thread

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 07:27 PM (SByeH)

3 1 The Taking of Pelham 123 (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Travolta was bad, and I don't like how Tony Scott makes movies in general, but it was almost entertaining enough."

See, you watched the wrong one. The original Pelham123, starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, and released back in the 70s, was much better.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 23, 2018 07:25 PM (UX379)

======

I actually own the original.

It's good solid entertainment. I second your recommendation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 07:28 PM (Jj43a)

4 The only movie I ever walked out of the theater on was "Last Tango in Paris." I even made it through "Clockwork Orange," somehow.

Posted by: Caliban at June 23, 2018 07:29 PM (QE8X6)

5 I completely forget to mention The Black Dahlia.

The scene where they find the girl's body is great, and there's a sequence near the end that involves a staircase and a death that is classic de Palma in the best way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 07:29 PM (Jj43a)

6 Never walked out of a theater I don't think.
There is one I wanted to but have to try and remember the title.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (pHfeF)

7 What with the streaming services I tend to "walk out" of a lot of films now. If it doesn't get me quick or it wanders too far off topic, it's just too easy to stop watching and move on to the next film that catches my eye.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (+Tibp)

8 Evening, all

Posted by: fluffy at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (cHbmY)

9 Man, those are some bad, bad movies

I admit, though, that I enjoyed a lot of Cutthroat Island.

Let the recriminations begin.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (e7oj4)

10 Original Taking Pelham 123 is a good move.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (pHfeF)

11 I actually liked 'Backdraft', well perhaps 'like' is a bit overstated. It looked like fire porn for pyros, very good fire porn.


I have it in a Ron Howard Collection - A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, Backdraft.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (roQNm)

12 Also, I kind of disagree about Stone. I don't think he's a good director, at least anymore.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (+Tibp)

13 11 I actually liked 'Backdraft', well perhaps 'like' is a bit overstated. It looked like fire porn for pyros, very good fire porn.


I have it in a Ron Howard Collection - A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, Backdraft.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (roQNm)

=====

Well that's about 30 minutes of that 130 minute movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 07:32 PM (Jj43a)

14 Walked out of blue velvet.

Posted by: NCKate at June 23, 2018 07:32 PM (nU09Z)

15
The Blair Witch Project was a bad movie. Pointless and dull wandering around. It could have been good if done right, but within 10 minutes I wanted to kill everyone in the movie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 07:32 PM (SiINZ)

16 What with the streaming services I tend to "walk out" of a lot of films now. If it doesn't get me quick or it wanders too far off topic, it's just too easy to stop watching and move on to the next film that catches my eye.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (+Tibp)


Good point. There are some I should have walked out of, and some that would have even been decent movies if I'd left at just the right point, but muh sunk cost fallacy, I guess. At home, I don't even think twice about ditching a movie.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 07:32 PM (fZuhk)

17 12 Also, I kind of disagree about Stone. I don't think he's a good director, at least anymore.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:31 PM (+Tibp)

=======

Alexander seems to have been where it was obvious that he had completely lost his mind.

I'm far from the biggest Stone fan, but I do love Wall Street.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (Jj43a)

18 You're damn right John Carter is awesome!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (gUCYC)

19 The Taking of Pelham 123 (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Travolta was bad, and I don't like how Tony Scott makes movies in general, but it was almost entertaining enough." [Netflix DVD]

++++

What OM said. The remake was... unnecessary. The original with Matthau was fantastic. Plus, though it was uncredited, NY in the 70's can be very interesting to watch and the original had all that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (pvjTE)

20 Prime Music has a lot of Beatles albums up now.

June 25 is World Beatles Day, for some reason. . . .

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (e7oj4)

21 I walked out of Last Tango too. Also a bad sci-fi in the late 70's with Julie Christie where she was knocked up by a computer. Can't remember the title.

Also Last House on the Left, the original one.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (+Tibp)

22 6 Never walked out of a theater I don't think.
There is one I wanted to but have to try and remember the title.
Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (pHfeF)

Walked out of 'Bridesmaids'...

Luckily, date I was on was OK with walking out...

And I still got lucky that night... LOL

Posted by: Don Q at June 23, 2018 07:34 PM (NgKpN)

23 noom

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 07:27 PM (SByeH)

This was not autocucumber.
I liked Blue Velvet. Weird AF."Now it's dark."

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 23, 2018 07:35 PM (iTpm7)

24 There are really two reasons. The first is that I always hold out hope that the movie will redeem itself. That it will build to some great ending that makes all of the mistakes over the previous 90 minutes or so completely worthwhile (this oh so rarely happens).

"Rarely" is an overstatement. I doubt you could even cite one instance of it. But you hold out hope, anyway. It's cute, really.

The second is that even bad movies can have good elements.

Sure. Pretty much anything can have good elements. That's still not a reason to suffer through it.

'Do not suffer foolish movies gladly.'

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 07:35 PM (UqY2u)

25 Front page taking forever to load on my Fire.
Ok on my phone though

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at June 23, 2018 07:35 PM (hMwEB)

26 Taking of Pelham 123 book was fun, and the first movie was at least watchable. The newer version, however, did not betray any awareness that the original book was completely unaware. Can't tie metanarratives to this extremely thin unpretentious story. Kind of reminds me of the remake of "Miracle on 34th Street." As soon as you try to take the narrative too seriously, it falls apart.

Posted by: Caliban at June 23, 2018 07:36 PM (QE8X6)

27 None of the Rocky movies have stood the test of time, IMHO, but with the magic of fast forwarding, I can watch all of the mostly awesome fight scenes, without watching Stallone marble-mouth between fights.

Posted by: Aeric at June 23, 2018 07:37 PM (ZbgGv)

28 You're damn right John Carter is awesome!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

If you cut them some slack for making a SC-FI film based on what folks in the early 20th century (or maybe late 19th century?) thought was sci-fi, it kinda works. I like it too.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:37 PM (+Tibp)

29 One of my beeflets with "Alexander" is, here is one of the most famous profiles in all of history -- let's cast snub-nosed Irishman Colin Farrell!

And I like Colin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:37 PM (gUCYC)

30 Never walked out on a movie, because I need to be damn sure I want to see it before I go.

Was pretty friggin' close with the Last Jedi, though. I didn't even want to see it. My brother and my sons basically dragged me to it.

Lord I hate that movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 07:37 PM (EhZNT)

31 I give the new Jurassic movie a 'meh.'

Too much is recycled in my opinion, both in plot and shots. They keep casting a great hunter and each is terrible. Only the Aussie in the first movie is remarkable and memorable.

Jeff Goldblum gets another paycheck out of this.

The only payoff moments come with Owen and Blue. She still considers Owen a friend but knows he can't protect her as he promises. The other humans have shown her betrayal. So she runs off into the darkness.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 23, 2018 07:38 PM (ZOAr/)

32 Never walked out of a theater I don't think.
There is one I wanted to but have to try and remember the title.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 07:30 PM (pHfeF)


I have walked out of many movies ... and demanded rain checks. Interestingly, the "crappier" theaters would give cash back while the artsy-fartsy places would actually argue with me that the movie was good. Just goes to show you.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 07:38 PM (UqY2u)

33 Also Last House on the Left, the original one.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (+Tibp)


This movie is absolutely in no danger of ever appearing on my favorites list.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 07:38 PM (fZuhk)

34 Also a bad sci-fi in the late 70's with Julie Christie where she was knocked up by a computer.
---
"Demon Seed". I saw this on t.v. as a kid-- freaked me out.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:39 PM (gUCYC)

35 The b&w version of Four Feathers is a great adventure movie.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 23, 2018 07:39 PM (eAMlh)

36 Next in my Netflix Queue:
Payback: Straight Up: The Director's Cut



I liked that movie. I wonder how much is changed in the Director's Cut

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 07:40 PM (SiINZ)

37 >>> I liked Blue Velvet.

Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!

Posted by: fluffy at June 23, 2018 07:40 PM (cHbmY)

38 Not that this is the point of this thread but"Sicko" also lied that dentistry is "free" in Canada. It ain't and never has been.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (Evws/)

39 Anyone see the new JP movie? Comments?

Posted by: tbodie at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (E9ede)

40 Never walked out of a theater I don't think.
There is one I wanted to but have to try and remember the title.

Posted by: Skip

Walked out of Eraserhead.

Also once left a George Thorogood, not because he wasn't awesome but the girl I was with suddenly offered that which can never be declined (at least at that age). Don't blame George.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (+Tibp)

41 Porky's,
Started typing up a description and finally remembered the title. Thought it was the worst movie I ever saw in a theater.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 07:42 PM (pHfeF)

42 I have walked out of many movies ... and demanded rain checks. Interestingly, the "crappier" theaters would give cash back while the artsy-fartsy places would actually argue with me that the movie was good. Just goes to show you.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 07:38 PM (UqY2u)


The theater where we saw the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy was just handing out refund tickets to everyone as we left the theater, so we took them and went back and saw it again.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 07:42 PM (fZuhk)

43 Yeah, sort of like my former golf game. One or two great shots, but always hoping to redeem myself.
I gave up golf.

Posted by: RI Red at June 23, 2018 07:42 PM (SY1FC)

44 38 Not that this is the point of this thread but"Sicko" also lied that dentistry is "free" in Canada. It ain't and never has been.
Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (Evws/)

--Tru dat.

Fortunately I had really good dentists during my time in Winnipeg,

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 07:42 PM (e7oj4)

45 but the girl I was with suddenly offered that which can never be declined

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (+Tibp)


"Ever'body funny ... Now, you funny too."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 07:43 PM (UqY2u)

46 "Demon Seed". I saw this on t.v. as a kid-- freaked me out.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Yes! Thank you. I would never have remembered.

Now, to forget again.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:43 PM (+Tibp)

47 >>Are there movies that you generally dislike but contain individual sequences or elements that you overall enjoy?



The Walter Mitty movie with Ben Stiller has some gorgeous cinematography of beautiful and dramatic scenery, and the moody music complements it. Rich colors, sweeping ocean and landscapes.....and an underwhelming story.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 07:44 PM (W+vEI)

48 39 Anyone see the new JP movie? Comments?
Posted by: tbodie at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (E9ede)

--Hmmmmm . . .

Because Spielberg thinks all aliens and predators are cute and cuddly, no dinosaurs are killed in the movie.

[I'm going out on a limb.]

Did I get it right?

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 07:44 PM (e7oj4)

49 >>Also Last House on the Left, the original one.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (+Tibp)

Stumbled into the local theater to see that one with a friend after, oh, maybe 6 or 7 TALL Budweisers in the cozy old Thunderbird. We were both big "B" movie fans and thought it might be fun. You know, like Robbie the Robot and "Curse of the Demon." Literally do not remember a thing about it. Might have walked out if I was conscious of what was going on.

Posted by: Caliban at June 23, 2018 07:44 PM (QE8X6)

50 Blue Velvet was a tough one to make it through.

I like David Lynch, mostly Twin Peaks. But Mullholland drive is my favorite non-TP endeavor. Kinda got a thing for Naomi Watts.

Don't like some of his other stuff. Like the one with Barretta. (Sorry. Senior moment)

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 07:44 PM (EhZNT)

51 That scene in Requiem For A Dream.

I almost cried, that's how hard I was laughing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 07:45 PM (rnAwa)

52 My girlfriend at the time wanted to go see "The Blair Witch Project". After about 30 minutes, I was bored to tears. There was a couple in front of us,and about an hour in, the woman wanted to leave. The man looked at her and said- "No, I am not leaving until all 3 of those whiny bitches are dead."

I had wanted to go see the movie "Hostiles" when it came out, because I thought "Hey, U.S. Cavalry, frontier war, sounds great." Well, I didn't make it to the theater, but I streamed it when it came out. Made me glad I didn't waste more money seeing it in the theater.

Posted by: DaveKinNC at June 23, 2018 07:45 PM (/NgNT)

53 >>> (I paid no money to watch it, by the way).

Shame on you!!! It's because people like you that I can only afford to have a meager 100 gallons of Lard* a day in this oppressive, tyrannical, failed, fascist-capitalist system!

*begins sobbing uncontrollably while wolfing down Filets-o-Fish*


*In addition to numerous other foods.

Posted by: Michael Moore at June 23, 2018 07:47 PM (/pt8Q)

54 Oliver Stone's best work was as a writer on "Conan the Barbarian".

I will also say that "The Doors" had a certain hallucinogenic visual flair that captured fever dream world of Morrison's world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IERQmR2qESU

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:47 PM (gUCYC)

55 I like David Lynch, mostly Twin Peaks. But Mullholland drive is my favorite non-TP endeavor.

He did a film called the Straight Story that is awesome and you'd never guess it was him. Just sweet and brilliant.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:47 PM (+Tibp)

56 Walked out of Rango, with my four year old in tow.

Couldn't stand the message it was putting out there.

Johnny Depp has fallen quite far in my estimation, nothwithstanding his current issues of losing a $650 million fortune. How does that even happen?!

Posted by: squeakywheel at June 23, 2018 07:48 PM (vB7kY)

57 I haaaaated "Gremlins" and almost walked out, but my friends wanted to stay. I did walk out of "Amistad" during the ocean scene just to get a break - it was too intense.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 07:48 PM (W+vEI)

58 Read "Demon Seed" as a teen. Saw the movie on TV. The book, oddly enough, was better.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:48 PM (Evws/)

59 He did a film called the Straight Story that is awesome and you'd never guess it was him. Just sweet and brilliant.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:47 PM (+Tibp)

--That was a tear-jerker movie.

Loved it.

I think Lynch was just saying "Hey, I can make a straight story as well."

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (e7oj4)

60 And I liked "Zardoz", muthas! So bite me!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (Evws/)

61 I so wanted to leave Avatar, but I wasn't the one driving.


Only redeeming thing was the beginning special effects were interesting.

Posted by: kallisto at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (QLqRY)

62 I will also say that "The Doors" had a certain hallucinogenic visual flair that captured fever dream world of Morrison's world:

The best thing, or things I should say, about the Doors was Kathleen Quinlan's bustline which was spectacular.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (+Tibp)

63 Oliver Stone is well-named. He's completely unaware of the difference between story-telling and didacticism.

Posted by: Caliban at June 23, 2018 07:50 PM (QE8X6)

64 He did a film called the Straight Story that is awesome and you'd never guess it was him. Just sweet and brilliant.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:47 PM (+Tibp)

Yes! Totally forgot he did that one. I love that movie. I need to find that one and watch it again and again.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 07:50 PM (EhZNT)

65 The theater where we saw the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy was just handing out refund tickets to everyone as we left the theater, so we took them and went back and saw it again.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 07:42 PM (fZuhk)
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I actually liked that movie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:50 PM (gUCYC)

66 And I liked "Zardoz", muthas! So bite me!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (Evws/)



It's hard not to like a movie with a man wearing a red diaper

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM (SiINZ)

67 I walked out on Avatar.

Also on the end of the second Star Trek reboot.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM (oVJmc)

68

I've tried watching Barbarella twice on TV. Never finished it either time. Never tried again.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM (IqV8l)

69 61 I so wanted to leave Avatar, but I wasn't the one driving.


Only redeeming thing was the beginning special effects were interesting.
Posted by: kallisto at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM (QLqRY)

======

I watched the final battle independent of the rest of the film once. It blew my socks off, it was so amazing.

It did not do that when I saw it as the ending of the full film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM (Jj43a)

70 Zardoz is cool.

It's mad, of course, but still cool.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM (oVJmc)

71 I feel a compulsion to watch a movie I've chosen all the way to the end, even sitting there watching the final credits. There've been very few exceptions, even for stuff that's terrible.

I walked out on one movie in a theater--"The Gambler" staring James Caan. I understand addiction now, but at the time I did not. And the film failed to convey the absolute hold that addiction has over a person.
When I tried to watch it, it just didn't make any sense. Caan's character kept making such utterly stupid choices--despite absolutely knowing the danger he was putting himself in--that I just couldn't take what I thought was stupidity.
Well, it is stupidity. The film failed to make the compulsion real to the audience.
I've sent some films back to Netflix (back when I could afford a subscription) when they were only half (or less) watched. "Bad Lieutenant"--I really don't have time these days for vile people doing vile things. "Punch Drunk Love"--I got about 30 minutes into this "masterpiece" before deciding it was a senseless valentine to senselessness. And I've avoided Paul Thomas Anderson ever since. (At least Paul W.S. Anderson manages to be stupidly entertaining.) "The Last of Sheila"--I found it impossible to care about any of the characters.
And there I stand.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 23, 2018 07:52 PM (l9m7l)

72 >>What with the streaming services I tend to "walk out" of a lot of films now. If it doesn't get me quick or it wanders too far off topic, it's just too easy to stop watching and move on to the next film that catches my eye.



Yes, definitely.
Particularly if there a gratuitous gut punch, political or otherwise, it's "click" - I'm out.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 07:52 PM (W+vEI)

73 Oh, yeah--forgot about "Avatar." Got into some trouble at family parties talking about how awful that one was.

Posted by: Caliban at June 23, 2018 07:52 PM (QE8X6)

74 Walked out of only one movie in 50 years: 1981's Tarzan the Ape Man, with Miles O'Keefe and Bo Derek. There have been several VCR /DVD movies I have truncated, but mostly because I have a 'gore threshold'.

Posted by: Looper at June 23, 2018 07:53 PM (7xvrP)

75 40: she offered One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer?

Posted by: kallisto at June 23, 2018 07:53 PM (QLqRY)

76 Damn, I had paragraph breaks in that and everything. Sorry everyone.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 23, 2018 07:53 PM (l9m7l)

77 My wife and I went to "Incredibles II" this last week and enjoyed it very much.

Pixar managed to make a decent movie and at times, when addressing issues, did a good job of putting both sides in the dialogue. I didn't really see anything I thought was overtly SJW, which was good.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at June 23, 2018 07:53 PM (WEBkv)

78 28 You're damn right John Carter is awesome!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I saw it in the theatre. Didn't really match the book, but it was so much fun that I bought it on DVD. Tried to lend it to one of my brothers, but he heard it was bad. Then he caught the tail end of it oin his travels and asked to borrow it.

Too bad Disney crapped on its marketing. It was better than the recent SW movies.

I liked Backdraft, too, especially the cut scenes. There's a future post for TJM: cut scenes good and cut scenes bad. The cut scenes from SW: Attack of the Clones actually gave a better sense of why the princess and the Jedi would have a relationship.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (/+bwe)

79 Two movies I should have walked out of:

The Phantom Menace, although the pod race was at least a bit interesting.

Mad Dog and Glory. Absolutely nothing interesting at all in it.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (YTxkQ)

80 JOHN CARTER was good, not great. The issue is that it's certainly no worse than the Star Trek reboot that too many slobbered over yet it bombed with the critics and was basically abandoned by the studio.

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM gets points for continuing the idea that the dinosaurs are just examples of the destructive power of genetic engineering but loses most of them for a story that gets progressively stupider as it goes along.

Mike

Posted by: MBunge at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (FluJm)

81 How does that even happen?!
------
Very slowly at first then all at once.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (Evws/)

82 she offered One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer?
Posted by: kallisto

Let's just say I came home last night about half past ten and that baby of mine finally let me in.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (+Tibp)

83 I've never seen Avatar all the way through. I used to catch segments in the Walmart breakroom. Figured out pretty quickly that it was a monumentally successful load of horse shit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (EhZNT)

84 >>>It was the kind of sure bet that Hollywood is always desperate for and further proof of William Goldman's adage, "Nobody knows anything. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work."

Kathleen Kennedy should try out that line on Bob Iger.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (/qEW2)

85 I was watching a movie, and walked out because of a sudden desire to be at home ... safe, dry and warm. Snow started coming down about half an hour later. I won't name the movie because it seems unfair to compete with my animal cunning.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 07:56 PM (rnAwa)

86 Michael Moore is not a documentary filmmaker, none of them are really.

I had the great misfortune of having to be in the room for all of the post production work for Fahrenheit 9/11.

Michael Moore is a hack propagandist of the first order.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 23, 2018 07:56 PM (VkTrF)

87 The first is that I always hold out hope that the movie will redeem itself.
=========
Same here, TJM. It infuriates my wife, who gives up on movies early if there are no likable/virtuous/heroic characters ... but, like Fox Mulder, I WANT TO BELIEVE!
I'm nearly always disappointed ... but you never know.

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 07:56 PM (BiLU+)

88 Too bad Sicko came out before Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans. That might have modified Moore's stance on socialist health care. Hahaha. Just kidding.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (/qEW2)

89 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (KCxzN)

90
A friend of mine dragged me to see Bolero. About a half an hour a box of popcorn hit the screen. It was painfully bad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (SiINZ)

91 Only movie i actually walked out of the theater for was 'Jingle All the Way'. Ahhnold and Sinbad were the worst match-up of all cinematic history. I still remember the nightmarish line: "You're my numbah one customer!"

Posted by: Aeric at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (ZbgGv)

92 85 I was watching a movie, and walked out because of a sudden desire to be at home ... safe, dry and warm. Snow started coming down about half an hour later. I won't name the movie because it seems unfair to compete with my animal cunning.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 07:56 PM (rnAwa)
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Fifty Shades Freed?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (gUCYC)

93 "John Carter" could have been great, if they'd cast someone else in the lead. Someone who didn't come off as a whiny millennial. (Everything else in the film was fine.) I've read the first few books, and John Carter was a man's man and should have been portrayed by an actor who could do that convincingly. And I'll stop now.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (l9m7l)

94 2 That scene in Requiem For A Dream.

/thread

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 07:27 PM (SByeH)


Yeah, that couldn't even save RfaD for me. I had heard that movie hyped for so long that, when I finally did watch it, I found myself angry. Trainspotting is a far superior junkie movie--though, I never did see the sequel.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (NL6wI)

95 Svengoolie coming up.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (+Tibp)

96 Five Jurassic Park movies, and the dinosaurs excape every frikkin' time. You'd think someone would learn.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 07:57 PM (oVJmc)

97 Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 07:58 PM (qplvQ)

98 The only movie I've walked out of was 2007's The Golden Compass. I've got a love-hate relationship with those books - the first is great, but as they get grander over the second and third they lose their heart, and the ending is THE OPPOSITE OF UPLIFTING. Which is what comes of attempting to write an epic trilogy denouncing the concept of a loving God.

Shit that movie was bad.

Posted by: ghost of kari at June 23, 2018 08:00 PM (eY/ez)

99 Starship troopers RULES. The left thought they were mocking toxic masculinity but instead they made a movie that was BALLS TO THE WALL AWESOME

Posted by: ghost of kari at June 23, 2018 08:01 PM (eY/ez)

100 97 Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.

Like Battlefield Earth was a crime against L. Ron Hubbard, humanity, and all carbon-based life forms.

Posted by: Aeric at June 23, 2018 08:01 PM (ZbgGv)

101 Starship Troopers is amazing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 08:02 PM (rnAwa)

102 Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.
Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 07:58 PM (qplvQ)


The movie was absolute fun on a bun and just as enjoyable as the completely unrelated book that happens to have the same title.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:02 PM (fZuhk)

103 Is Tammy Baldwin the Congressperson who recently gave birth?

Seriously, some dude actually tagged that recently???

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 08:02 PM (e7oj4)

104 >>> Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.

It's a good song, though.

Posted by: fluffy at June 23, 2018 08:02 PM (cHbmY)

105 Oh, how I hated Mulholland drive! I had insomnia and I figure it *must* get better or reveal at the end to have it all make sense. Nope.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 08:03 PM (W+vEI)

106 Starship Troopers is amazing.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 08:02 PM (rnAwa)

I've seen only parts of it, mostly the co-ed shower scene, but it strikes me as one I would love partly because of its shittiness.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:03 PM (EhZNT)

107 Zardoz is cool, never in a theater but seen it 3 times, shown on TCM about once a year.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 08:04 PM (pHfeF)

108 Only movie I ever walked out of was BROKEN CITY. Someone else paid for my ticket, so it was no loss to me. p)

I will give up on a movie at any point - beginning, middle, late - if I get bored or it just sucks too bad or if it pisses me off.

By giving up I mean change the channel. There's always a ball game on somewhere.

Posted by: Hands at June 23, 2018 08:04 PM (EzdLW)

109 One of the worst films I've ever seen was a film called Brown Bunny.


Its truly a piece of shit that not even Cloe Svegniny giving an actual blowjob on screen could redeem, actually the on camera blowjob was one of the least forced thing about the film.



I remember Roger Ebert panned it an Vincent Gallo called him a fat piece of shit, Eberts response was priceless, "I may be fat but you will always be known as the director of Brown Bunny."

Posted by: Kreplach at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (VkTrF)

110 Starship Troopers 90210.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (oVJmc)

111 Starship troopers RULES. "

except for the part where Verhoven took Heinlein's source material and crapped in its mouth. Which was the entire movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (V2Yro)

112 It was almost worth sitting through the entirety of Godfather III just for that seen when Pacino knocks Diane Keaton down with a (unfortunately staged) slap.
That, and the fact that Sophia Coppola looked a lot like but was more sexy than my first love ...

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (BiLU+)

113 Has anybody seen "The Fountain"? I've had it from Netflix for a week but haven't had it in me to see it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (gUCYC)

114 * scene, not seen * jeebus

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (BiLU+)

115 Mad Dog and Glory. Absolutely nothing interesting at all in it.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 23, 2018 07:54 PM (YTxkQ)

++++

I liked that movie. Both Bill Murray and De Niro playing against type.

We can get you with soup.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (pvjTE)

116 I stopped watching the Purge after about 20 minutes (borrowed it from library). It looked like a generic low budget horror flick and nothing on the back blurb or the cover gave an indication that it was an SJW poop fest. Now I always take my smartphone to the library so I can carry out a check beforehand.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

117 Starship Troopers is even better if you watch it knowing that Paul Verhoeven was struggling to get the cast to react to monsters that would be added after filming and you imagine that all of their interactions with them are really to Paul Verhoeven waving his arms and yelling "BAAAHGS! BAAAAAAAHGS!"

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:06 PM (fZuhk)

118 Flipping around the channels one night a long time ago I caught the last two-thirds of what was called "The San Patricios" but I see from IMDB was also called "One Man's Hero" about Irish deserters fighting for the Mexicans in the Mexican-American War and so wanted to like it because of the subject matter, they did a great job with the uniforms etc. but the acting sucked as I recalled.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 08:06 PM (Evws/)

119 I've tried watching Barbarella twice on TV. Never finished it either time. Never tried again.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM

I'm allergic to any movie with any Fonda in it. Henry, Jane, Peter, Bridget...no way.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (2NqXo)

120 113 Has anybody seen "The Fountain"? I've had it from Netflix for a week but haven't had it in me to see it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (gUCYC)

======

Saw it in theaters.

Wildly ambitious sort of SciFi. It doesn't reach the highs it's going for, but it's at the very least interesting to see and kind of gorgeous to look at.

It's also short, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (Jj43a)

121 Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.

Not even props for the pointless nudity?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (U8Uiu)

122 The first movie I ever walked out of was "Natural Born Killers." No ending could have redeemed that POS ...

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (BiLU+)

123 Julie Christie movie was Demon Seed did not walk out because 1) I was a teenager and 2) Julie Christie.

I have walked out of a few the first I walked out of was Raise the Titanic.. As a kid I was a model building buff and had just made a model of the Titanic.

After they raised the ship in the movie I walked out as the film was incomprehensible.

Posted by: Big V at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (ZvLtE)

124 John Carter isn't bad but it could have been so much better. First, Taylor K. was the wrong guy for the part. You needed someone who could play a Civil War vet who was done with humanity. A young Harrison Ford would have been the guy to play the character back in the day. (OT: Leading men need distinctive features. Perfect looking doesn't do it.)

Next they needed to scale back the film. Twenty years ago the film would have been a hit. Today, it was just another big CGI fest. It needed a tighter story with less CGI.

Finally, I don't think they ever had confidence in the material and it shows.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:08 PM (J70i0)

125 119 I've tried watching Barbarella twice on TV. Never finished it either time. Never tried again.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 07:51 PM

I'm allergic to any movie with any Fonda in it. Henry, Jane, Peter, Bridget...no way.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (2NqXo)

======

But... But... But...

Once Upon a Time in the West is amazeballs!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:08 PM (Jj43a)

126 I love that Starship Poopers is the Roshamon of movies. Everybody sees something different.

Shiteous!
Brilliant!
Horrible!
So Bad It's Good!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:08 PM (gUCYC)

127 There was one time back in the 1970s when I went to a movie. I don't remember the title, but it was about Flashman and Britt Ekland was in it.

It was an afternoon showing. I bought my ticket and popcorn, sat down, and realized I was the only person in the theater. I felt pretty self-conscious, but luckily a few more people drifted in before the movie started.

I guess I should have been happy to get a private showing, but I felt kind of weird and embarrassed.

Posted by: rickl at June 23, 2018 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

128 "99 Starship troopers RULES. The left thought they were mocking toxic masculinity but instead they made a movie that was BALLS TO THE WALL AWESOME
Posted by: ghost of kari at June 23, 2018 08:01 PM (eY/ez)"

Well, you might be right if it wasn't for the fact that it missed the entire point of the book. The director was trying to make the MI into NAZIs. And even worse, they wrote out the main character of the book: the powered suits. I hope someone will be able to do the story justice in the future.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:09 PM (qplvQ)

129 113 Has anybody seen "The Fountain"? I've had it from Netflix for a week but haven't had it in me to see it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (gUCYC)

It was my favorite Aronofsky movie. His films are always heavy, but this one was far more beautiful than Requiem for a Dream.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:09 PM (EhZNT)

130 I wanted to walk out of GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, but had gone to it with my folks while visiting them. Their car drove us, and it was their house I was staying at, so I had nowhere to go.

I was one of the only people in the theater without gray hair. Buncha crazy boomers getting their Bush derangement syndrome fix from that flick. Ugh.

Posted by: Hands at June 23, 2018 08:10 PM (EzdLW)

131 shown on TCM about once a year.
-----
The "Zardoz" airings here that I saw starting as a grade niner were shown uncensored probably affecting my view of the movie.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 08:10 PM (Evws/)

132
I'm allergic to any movie with any Fonda in it. Henry, Jane, Peter, Bridget...no way.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:07 PM (2NqXo)

======

But... But... But...

Once Upon a Time in the West is amazeballs!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:08 PM (Jj43a)

++++

Yup. Also, The Limey. Easy Rider. Klute. Sometimes a Great Notion. etc.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 08:11 PM (pvjTE)

133 "126 I love that Starship Poopers is the Roshamon of movies. Everybody sees something different.

Shiteous!
Brilliant!
Horrible!
So Bad It's Good!"

The Zen is strong with this comment.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:12 PM (qplvQ)

134 Friend of mine's wife dragged him to see Brokeback Mountain. He left screaming "they're f--king faggots".

Posted by: Cosda at June 23, 2018 08:12 PM (KBUFi)

135 In answer to TJM's query, I generally very much disliked "Gods and Generals," but not for the reason the "professional critics" disliked it.

They objected to the humanizing of Confederates as opposed to portraying them as mere violent psychopaths who only took breaks from beating slaves long enough to go stomp on kittens.

I, on the other hand, couldn't stand the tedious melodrama and Robert Duvall's drawl. But, I did enjoy the attention to detail regarding sets, costumes, etc. as well as the cinematography--particularly during one of the final scenes depicting armies charging through the forest.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 08:12 PM (NL6wI)

136 See, you watched the wrong one. The original Pelham123, starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, and released back in the 70s, was much better.

One hundred percent agree. Robert Shaw was a great actor. His brings depth to all his characters. He was brilliant in Jaws and The Sting.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (rdl6o)

137 >>I hope someone will be able to do the story justice in the future.


That would great. I'd also love to see someone take on the Hugh Howie "Wool" series. I love Sci-Fi when done well on screen.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (W+vEI)

138 Has anybody seen "The Fountain"? I've had it from Netflix for a week but haven't had it in me to see it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (gUCYC)

It's a beautiful mess. Really beautiful music under beautiful scenes with beautiful actors.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (/+bwe)

139 I love that Starship Poopers is the Roshamon of movies.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:08 PM (gUCYC)


I like how the Rashomon of movies is a 1990s space bug flick and not, y'know, something from Kurosawa or anything

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (fZuhk)

140 That clip on Gaugamela is entertaining filming, but also shows that Stone did not understand Alexander's military genius even one tiny bit. Few do. It shows Alexander planning the moves carefully, detailing the trap he would set - and yet that wasn't how a daring innovator like Alexander thinks and works at all. Alexander knew that he had the best people at their positions, and he knew they would hold their own. Then, as the two forces at Gaugemela faced each other, he made a move to create chaos, to do the unexpected, and to see what would happen. He had no real idea what would happen next; but he knew that he was the absolute master of Chaos in Action, that when things went out off the rails and everyone began reacting, HE would be able to adapt and take advantage of the new situation more quickly than anyone else on the battlefield. THAT was his genius, THAT was how he operated. He knew that his fly by the seat of his pants intuition was BETTER than all the planning done by all the military geniuses of his day. He didn't know what mistake the enemy was going to make - but he was sure that if he confounded them, they WOULD make a mistake, and he would spot it.

At Gaugemela, Alexander moved his cavalry unexpectedly to create some chaos. The other side was flustered, and made a mistake. Alexander saw the mistake instantly, exploited it immediately, and within a few minutes the massive Persian Army was scattered and Alexander was the new Ruler of Asia. That was his genius.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (V2Yro)

141 TJM - No comments about Disney's 'no more standalone Star Wars movies' announcement?

Was anyone wanting a Boba Fet movie?!?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 08:14 PM (W+vEI)

142 Backdraft (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Rote and tedious, but at least the fire looked nice."

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

*fist bump*

Posted by: Nero's fiddle at June 23, 2018 08:14 PM (EzdLW)

143 I always almost watch Cat Baloo, because I love Lee Marvin so much. But then I remember Hanoi Jane is in it, and I just,

I just don't.

Somebody talk me into watching Cat Baloo.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:14 PM (EhZNT)

144 I will also say that "The Doors" had a certain hallucinogenic visual flair that captured fever dream world of Morrison's world:

The best thing, or things I should say, about the Doors was Kathleen Quinlan's bustline which was spectacular.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:49 PM

My cousin was an extra in that movie, I think in a crowd scene in a ballroom (?) where the band was playing. She had a sixties look with long straight blonde hair. I've never seen it so I don't know if she's visible or not.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:15 PM (2NqXo)

145 I kind of miss the freak-a-delic SF movies of the 70's like Zardoz which, red diaper and thigh boots aside, has some interesting things to say about barbarianism vs. sterile lotus-eating civilization.

I guess. All I remember is the thigh boots.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:15 PM (gUCYC)

146 There's gratuitous nudity in Starship Troopers? I never got past the ants on the moon, unless I'm mistaken about which movie that is.


Last one I actually walked out of in the theater was the Avengers Infinity thing. No. 1 Son suggested that we leave, so I was happy, but he liked it again later. I just sucked the joy out of the room.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:16 PM (fuK7c)

147 Personally, if there isn't a shoot out, a car chase, or cowboys and Indians in the first ten minutes; I'm out of there.

Posted by: Cosda at June 23, 2018 08:16 PM (KBUFi)

148
Henry Fonda has the acting ability of a 2x4. His rotten kids only got jobs because of daddy. Fuck the lot of them with a GAF viewmaster wrapped in barbed wire

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:16 PM (SiINZ)

149 i've walked out on two movies: "ninja iii: the domination" and "joy of sex".
long enough ago that i don't recall the details, although i have hazy memories of a circular firing squad from which the ninja magically escapes, which i think is when i walked out on that one.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:17 PM (2//jc)

150 Uh-oh. Don't talk about chaos. Or else... HE may come.... You know, HIM:

https://youtu.be/OBnxOUCQD1c?t=22

Posted by: Zombie Dom Deluise at June 23, 2018 08:17 PM (EzdLW)

151 There's gratuitous nudity in Starship Troopers? I never got past the ants on the moon, unless I'm mistaken about which movie that is.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:16 PM (fuK7c)


I wouldn't call it gratuitous.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:17 PM (fZuhk)

152 The seventies had some unique movies. I'd like to see the Parallex View again.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (rdl6o)

153 I walked out of "Mirrors" (Kiefer Sutherland). Mainly because I got sick from the shaky cam. I also can't make it through "Battle L.A." for the same reason.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (w+Jhj)

154 I don't really like Clint Eastwood as a director or actor. He was good in the spaghetti westerns that were directed by Sergio Leone only because his character was perfect for the part. You know. His character. Clint Eastwood the steely eyed, tense jawed movie star. As a director, I have never found him to be capable of nuance. He is just black and white. Always. Even when he uses good actors, they are reduced to some archetype that he is using to tell his story. Films like Unforgiven or Million Dollar Baby aren't bad. They just don't soar. There is a plodding nature to his vision.

That having been said, my favorite Clint Eastwood movie is Kelly's Heroes. It was not directed by Eastwood, but, once again, his limited acting range is perfect for his part. The one scene he messed up was at the end, when the German tank commander that blew open the bank for them was leaving with his take of the gold. He saluted Eastwood's character with the Roman salute, and Eastwood got all steely eyed and angry, like he's just pissed in his face. Of course, the German then realized his faux pas and changed it to the American army type salute. To which Eastwood responded in kind. His anger at the Nazi salute is ridiculous. It is an early 70's kind of political correctness of Nazi's bad, American's good. But, Eastwood and his fellow American thieves have already told the German that they don't know what the war is about and they're just going to get their share of booty. "Yeah, I'm a traitor and a thief, but that Nazi shit is just too evil!"

Kelly's Heroes had a great cast. Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland, Harry Dean Stanton, Gavin McLeod, and more whose faces you would recognize.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (9BLnV)

155 The Hobbit movies. The only good parts are the ones from the book. The quality difference is obvious.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (J70i0)

156 One thing I've realized about H-Wood movies is that whatever it seems like in the first 7 minutes is what it is.

It is a remarkable consistency that seems impossible.

If you don't like something in the first 7 minutes hit eject. You will never be wrong.

For instance everything that has Amy Adams in it is bad within the first 7 minutes.

I don't hate Amy Adams but everything she is in is awful.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (+lOpA)

157 Somebody talk me into watching Cat Baloo.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:14 PM (EhZNT)

It's a very funny movie with one of my favorite lines:

Jackson Two-Bears: Kid, Kid, what a time to fall off the wagon. Look at your eyes.

Kid Sheleen: What's wrong with my eyes?

Jackson Two-Bears: Well they're red, bloodshot.

Kid Sheleen: You ought to see 'em from my side.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC)

158 That was "Royal Flash". It's a shame that the only one they could get made was it because it's basically "The Prisoner of Zenda" even with Fraser doing the screenplay. We need all of them done but too unPC and antiSJW to get made. Dicks.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 08:20 PM (Evws/)

159 Also shaky cam is awful.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:20 PM (+lOpA)

160 2

That scene in Requiem For A Dream.

/thread
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 07:27 PM (SByeH)

That scene from Irreversible.

/thread

Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 23, 2018 08:20 PM (EM0pH)

161 Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children's TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned the Republican's stands on immigration and health care.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of Organize Florida confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after seeing "Won't You Be My Neighbor" about Mr. Rogers.



This is going to end in bloodshed

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:20 PM (SiINZ)

162 Barbarella is tremendous fun to watch, particularly when you are lit up.
Actually, that's true about a lot of movies - get smashed and even the awful becomes passable if not hilarious.

I've never walked out on a film, largely because I've always been very selective about what I see in a theater. I have turned them off, though. In fact, I'm not as tolerant as I used to be in that respect.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 23, 2018 08:21 PM (cfSRQ)

163 Oh yay, Watters has that dingbat Cathy Areu on.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (e7oj4)

164 Maybe getting a little controversial here but facts is facts.

I walked out of Sin City halfway through and never regretted it. Huge Tarantino fan at the time, and don't terribly mind Rodriguez but that was a steaming load.

Also turned off Wall-E after about 30 minutes. Turned off Captain Phillips cuz it was making us dizzy (large screen) although I would have liked to have watched that one.

One movie I truly regret finishing was Ex Machina. "Best Sci-fi since the Matrix!!!!". It wasnt even the best Sci-fi since Sharknado 3.

Posted by: Mega at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (rv0Fo)

165 I have been watching some RiffTrax movies lately, and when you get into the more obscure ones, all I can say is that not do most people not realize that there are movies that bad, most people probably can't even conceive of movies that are that bad.

I watched one a couple days ago that had Bigfoot with a paper mache' mask.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (V2Yro)

166 I kind of miss the freak-a-delic SF movies of the 70's like Zardoz which, red diaper and thigh boots aside, has some interesting things to say about barbarianism vs. sterile lotus-eating civilization.

I guess. All I remember is the thigh boots.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:15 PM



I liked the first act of A BOY AND HIS DOG. Loved how the dog communicated psychically instead of moving its mouth (if remade today they'd move the mouth with cgi), and that dog's voice sounded like a whiny middle aged man stuck in traffic and arguing with his radio. Then the movie blew it when Don Johnson goes underground and finds Jason Robards doing a reinterpretation of OUR TOWN with sets. Off the rails.

Posted by: Hands at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (EzdLW)

167 Kid Sheleen: You ought to see 'em from my side.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC)

You see my dilemma? I would love to see this movie. I've seen bits, but from way back in the day.


But dear Lord, my intense loathing of *her* *spits between fingers* wrecks the whole thing for me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (EhZNT)

168 1941 w/ John Belushi. Never made it through that one.
Also "Howard the Duck".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:23 PM (w+Jhj)

169 Doctor Bellows looks freaky in this movie.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:23 PM (oVJmc)

170 I like the part in Shawshank Redemption when Tim Robbins get beat up and raped.

The pole dance sequence in Showgirls.

I really love the the bit in Ronin between the start of the movie and the credits at the end.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 23, 2018 08:24 PM (IeDO8)

171 Starship Troopers is not only a crime against Robert Heinlein, but a crime against humanity.
Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 07:58 PM (qplvQ)

Yes, all involved should have been shot as a warning to others.

It was the first movie I followed on the Internet. As fans heard more details, it was obvious what a disaster it was going to be.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:24 PM (J70i0)

172 One really interesting movie-viewing experience I had was in the 1980s remake of "Invaders from Mars".
The movie is very silly, so silly that I was making fun of it out loud in the theater, which I *never* do.
And then the plot twist happened and all of the silliness suddenly made sense and *had* to be that way. It was genius.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:24 PM (2//jc)

173 This is going to end in bloodshed
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:20 PM

Dining While Republican was outlawed. Now it looks like Watching Movies While Republican is also verboten.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:24 PM (2NqXo)

174 I thought Starship Troopers was terrible.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (+lOpA)

175 OT/

Dammit TVGuide! Wtf? You had a new series listed tonight, about a US Marshall juggling her job and dysfunctional family. 3 back to back episodes.

Instead, I get some super dark, depressing Scottish program (can barely understand the words) about a super creepy rapist from back in the 50s. I'm 20 min. in and depressed.

How could you get it so wrong so many times. You are TVGuide! You have One job! The listings!

Maybe stop injecting political outrage into every single show review, and get the listings right.

What a bunch of crapweasels.

/rant off
Still pissed

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (KeRzR)

176 Greetings:

Do movies that were so bad that you got thrown out of the theater count. At any specific ages ???

Posted by: 11B40 at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (evgyj)

177 Enter the Ninja

Exit the theater

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (+Tibp)

178
I liked movies like Pelham 123, with that gritty 70's cop-robber-spy-thief feel to them, such as:

-- The Seven-Ups
-- Marathon Man
-- The Eiger Sanction
-- Fuzz
-- Sharky's Machine

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (SByeH)

179 I gotta say that I kinda like Wall-e, acknowledging that it's just a light hearted kids movie with some sci-fi eco nonsense thrown in.

What I like most is the closing credits, where whoever animated that did a progression that was really subtle and quite amazing. I'll nominate that as the best animated closing credits ever done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscu7cc1_2Y

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:26 PM (V2Yro)

180 I recently watched The Disaster Artist, the story of a man with bags of money who made arguably the worst movie ever made. I loved this movie. I've seen portions of The Room, made by Tommy Wiseau, a mysterious fellow who had loads of money and a dream.

Ed Wood would have loved to have this guy's bank account.

"Oh, hi Mark."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:26 PM (EhZNT)

181 Posted by: Mega at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (rv0Fo)

--I liked Captain Phillips.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (e7oj4)

182 >>>|Instead, I get some super dark, depressing Scottish program (can barely understand the words) about a super creepy rapist.

What channel.is this on?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (EM0pH)

183 Greetings:

Do movies that were so bad your Mother had to remove you from the theater count ???

What about your date as opposed to your Mom.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (evgyj)

184 We tried watching it at home, not in theater, but I think the single worst movie ever attempted was "Swiss Army Man".

Harry Potter communes with a farting corpse that can be used as a motor boat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (fuK7c)

185 50 minutes later the comments load.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (hMwEB)

186 @161

Republicans do not get safe spaces.


This is all part of the plan.


There will be bloodshed because the left will not stop otherwise.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (VkTrF)

187 Pug, just imagine Jane is some other young Hollywood starlet. She's quite charming in the movie. But it is really worth seeing just for Lee Marvin's boozy sharpshooter.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (gUCYC)

188 I remember a dirty old man who used to hang out at a local theater when we were kids. We were always in a group, so we felt safe. We knew to look out for him. Nobody went to the bathroom alone, that sort of thing.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (2NqXo)

189 As for movies I didn't like but that had a redeeming scene, I'd say Batman vs. Superman. I found the movie very muddled for the most part. But I absolutely loved the fight. Affleck made for a very good Batman. You could sense his anger as he beat the shit out of Superman. "You're not a god. You're not even a man!" That was my "worth the price of admission" scene, though I didn't pay for that either.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (/qEW2)

190 Here's Mike & the MST3K bots taking on STARSHIP TROOPERS in 1998.

https://youtu.be/60S0T0rvK6M?t=1122

Posted by: Hands at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (EzdLW)

191 166
I liked the first act of A BOY AND HIS DOG. Loved how the dog
communicated psychically instead of moving its mouth (if remade today
they'd move the mouth with cgi), and that dog's voice sounded like a
whiny middle aged man stuck in traffic and arguing with his radio. Then
the movie blew it when Don Johnson goes underground and finds Jason
Robards doing a reinterpretation of OUR TOWN with sets. Off the rails.


hope you stayed with it long enough for the punch line. that whole thing's a shaggy dog story.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (2//jc)

192 Test

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (GDpRb)

193 I liked the first act of A BOY AND HIS DOG.
Posted by: Hands

Did you know that Alvie Moore of Kimble, Hank Kimble (well, not Kimble Hank Kimble) Green Acres fame was the driving force behind it? That always amazes me.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:29 PM (+Tibp)

194 192 Test
Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 23, 2018 08:28 PM (GDpRb)



Hated that too.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:30 PM (+lOpA)

195 I enjoy Uwe Boll's Rampage trilogy and Assault on Wall Street. Both characters had a valid point.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 08:30 PM (EM0pH)

196 Pug, just imagine Jane is some other young Hollywood starlet. She's quite charming in the movie. But it is really worth seeing just for Lee Marvin's boozy sharpshooter.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (gUCYC)

All right. I'll give it a go. Like I said, I love Lee Marvin. I remember a scene where he and his horse are leaning drunkenly against a wall.

thanks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:30 PM (EhZNT)

197
Yup. Also, The Limey. Easy Rider. Klute. Sometimes a Great Notion. etc.



The only good thing about Easy Rider was its uplifting, joyous, ending!

Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the greatest westerns of all time and probably Henry Fonda's finest movie. He totally played out of character. One of the most evil villains put on film. Charles Bronson at his most Bronsonist (a GREAT thing) and Jason Robards wasn't shabby either. Claudia Cardinalle was a stunning beauty. Yes, I am a fanboy of OUTTITW.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:30 PM (Tcxb+)

198 As opposed to Starship Troopers, Dune is an honorable yet failed effort to do justice to the Frank Herbert novel. It had some great casting and truly excellent art direction. On top of that it had a very effective sound track.

Unfortunately, the sheer complexity of the book defeated the screenwriters and the film falls apart in the second half. One dubious achievement of the film is that is has two of the most unintentionally hilarious lines in cinematic history:

I am the Shadout Mapes, the housekeeper.

And the never to be topped:

Because he IS the Kiwsatz Hadarach!

It doesn't get any better than that.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (qplvQ)

199 Jane Fonda was only memorable when she was younger and naked. Otherwise, meh.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (Tcxb+)

200 This is starting to sound like an episode of "Men on Film".

"Hated it!"

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (w+Jhj)

201 50 minutes later the comments load.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (hMwEB)


I've been having that problem on this site for the last few days. Bring up the main page, click on comments, and after half a minute, a popup saying "This page is non-responsive". Never happened before.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (/qEW2)

202 "Oh, hi Mark."
Posted by: Pug Mahon

My kids made me watch the Disaster artist. I'd seen the Room get the Rifftrax treatment, so I was prepared. Really good stuff.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:32 PM (+Tibp)

203 Jane Fonda was only memorable when she was younger and naked. Otherwise, meh.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM

She got the scolding, hectoring Henry gene.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:32 PM (2NqXo)

204 200 This is starting to sound like an episode of "Men on Film".

"Hated it!"
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (w+Jhj)


I hated that too. It was ok.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:32 PM (+lOpA)

205 Two films I've walked out on were Hollowman and Inception.


I walked out of inception muttering, " there's suspending disbelief, but this is too much."

Posted by: Kreplach at June 23, 2018 08:33 PM (VkTrF)

206 Instead, I get some super dark, depressing Scottish program (can barely understand the words) about a super creepy rapist.

What channel.is this on?
Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 23, 2018 08:27 PM (EM0pH)


You guys never disappoint. lulz

Actually, it is boring too. Boring and slow. The whole thing is a big bag of yuck. No wonder they listed some completely different show. Who would turn in for this. Shut up Bill. Shut up Harvey.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:33 PM (KeRzR)

207 It doesn't get any better than that.
Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (qplvQ)


If I ever fail to yell USUL HAS CALLED A BIG ONE at inappropriate times, consult a medical professional.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:33 PM (fZuhk)

208
The only thing I'm looking forward to seeing Jane Fonda in is a casket

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:33 PM (SiINZ)

209 >>Yup. Also, The Limey. Easy Rider. Klute. Sometimes a Great Notion. etc.


Ugh, The Limey - was going great until the end. Why spare [spoiler] after all that?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (W+vEI)

210 164
One
movie I truly regret finishing was Ex Machina. "Best Sci-fi since the
Matrix!!!!". It wasnt even the best Sci-fi since Sharknado 3.


never made it my little corner of rurality. my friend who lives in reno really liked it, but he also liked (and made me read) "daemon" and "freedom" by daniel suarez, a series involving a communal society that rewards people based on their social media reputation and whose idea of green energy is grinding down a mountain to liberate trace hydrogen trapped in its rocks (i'm not making that up).

there's no accounting for taste, i guess.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (2//jc)

211 Jane Fonda was only mildly hot.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (+lOpA)

212 Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the greatest westerns of all time and probably Henry Fonda's finest movie. He totally played out of character.
Posted by: Puddleglum

And Fonda was also in the movie Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball which was released, I think the same year. That's a stretch.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (+Tibp)

213 Kelly's Heroes had a great cast. Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland, Harry Dean Stanton, Gavin McLeod, and more whose faces you would recognize.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (9BLnV)

Well, the Nazi's are the bad guys. Even Kelly recognizes that. He simply thinks the US army is incompetent.

The interesting thing about Kelly's Heroes is how the film walks the tightrope. They can't have the American actions be simply greed. But the characters can't be angels fighting for Mom and apple pie. So in the end, sure the characters are in it for the money but they blow a hole in the German line to help the army advance. In some ways it's a capitalist film.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (J70i0)

214 My kids made me watch the Disaster artist. I'd seen the Room get the Rifftrax treatment, so I was prepared. Really good stuff.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:32 PM (+Tibp)

The portions of The Room that I saw was via Rifftrax, but I had to leave, so missed out on the whole experience.

The Disaster Artist was really well done, I thought. James Franco and his brother Dave were excellent.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (EhZNT)

215 Before I saw Avatar, I saw the South Park critique of it. So I could never think of it as anything other than a Smurf version of that animated Amazon movie with Robin Williams... What was it? The Last Bulldozer or something.

Posted by: Texican ette at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (aUFe9)

216 Jane Fonda was only mildly hot.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (+lOpA)


Only if she was bathed in napalm

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (SiINZ)

217 Just an fyi, I haven't had any problems with site or comments loading.

Only night I had problems was when Pixy banned herself. Which was awesome.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (KeRzR)

218 Suspiria

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (Jj43a)

219 Since he's been in the news, I'll say that it was tough to sit through Easy Rider. At the end, I was happy that he got offed by the rednecks.

Another movie I had trouble sitting through was MASH.

Curiously, actors who are assholes are often assholes on the screen too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (0+2a1)

220 The 2005 War of the Worlds movie was pretty mediocre (the bratty kids ruined it). However, there was one scene that stuck out to me and felt quite chilling.
It's the scene after the ferry gets tipped over and Tom Cruise and his kids swim to land. You can see in the background how the giant alien machines are methodically plucking people out of the water and zapping them like pests as they flee.
A follow up scene has a nice quote to sum up the situation; "This is not a war any more than there's a war
between men and maggots... This is an extermination."

To bad the super advanced aliens didn't know anything about bacteria...

Posted by: JC at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (mJXUS)

221 I've been having that problem on this site for the last few days. Bring up the main page, click on comments, and after half a minute, a popup saying "This page is non-responsive". Never happened before.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (/qEW2)

it's just on my kindle fire, which is an Android tablet
it's ok on my iphone and on the laptop

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (hMwEB)

222 I walked out on European Vacation after the intro and got my money back. Other than that, I've been careful to choose only action or adventure films because most comedies aren't.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (/+bwe)

223 TJM, you need to shop your local pawn shops for movies. $2 max

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (1MUIw)

224 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time? I don't count Lord of the Rings because that is really a single movie. There have been franchise movies in which the second movie, or first sequel, was as good or almost as good as the original. Godfather I & II. Alien and Aliens. Even the first Star Wars and The Empire Strikes back. But a third movie? I can't think of one off the top of my head. Anyone have an opinion on this?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (9BLnV)

225 218 Suspiria

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (Jj43a)

???

Some kind of suppurating skin condition?


*shrugs*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (EhZNT)

226 @199

There is a scene in Barefoot in the park where she's just wearing Robert Redfords button shirt and oh my goodness.


She was good in the China Syndrome and 9 to 5

Posted by: Kreplach at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (VkTrF)

227 One movie I truly regret finishing was Ex Machina. "Best Sci-fi since the Matrix!!!!". It wasnt even the best Sci-fi since Sharknado 3.
Posted by: Mega at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (rv0Fo)

I wouldn't go that far but the film was underwhelming. Was anyone shocked that the mistreated robots would rebel? It would have been a better twist had the robots tried to rebel but found out they couldn't. That they were chained to the whims of their creator.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (J70i0)

228 Only night I had problems was when Pixy banned herself. Which was awesome.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (KeRzR)


Him, I think? I didn't actually check or anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (fZuhk)

229 "That having been said, my favorite Clint Eastwood movie is Kelly's Heroes. It was not directed by Eastwood, but, once again, his limited acting range is perfect for his part."

Even better is Heartbreak Ridge.

Well Gunny, what do you think of this exercise?

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (qplvQ)

230 Speaking of A Boy and His Dog...
Who didn't love the part in "our town" where they talk about inbreeding in a roundabout way and how they need Ron Johnson's 'seed' and he thinks he's going to get to go to town on their women...
And the next scene has him hooked up to..er...a milking machine.
Laugh riot resulted when we watched that in Sci-Fi Club.
Anyone remember "Hardware"? Awful film with some moments.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 23, 2018 08:38 PM (cfSRQ)

231 Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the greatest westerns of all time and probably Henry Fonda's finest movie. He totally played out of character. One of the most evil villains put on film. Charles Bronson at his most Bronsonist (a GREAT thing) and Jason Robards wasn't shabby either. Claudia Cardinalle was a stunning beauty. Yes, I am a fanboy of OUTTITW.


I quote this in its entirety because I agree with all of that.

It's a funny thing, though, because it took me a while.

There's a girl, Italian, (Milan, not Jersey Shore) with whom I've been off and on for 20 years. Loves of each other's lives but we can't stand each other.

She tried to show me that movie one night when I hated her and it didn't work. Subsequently I realized that it's as good a western as has ever been made.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:38 PM (fuK7c)

232 Henry Fonda's finest movie. He totally played out of character.
Posted by: Puddleglum
-----

I was happy to see him/his character die. It was kind of a twofer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 08:38 PM (Coh3a)

233 223 TJM, you need to shop your local pawn shops for movies. $2 max
Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (1MUIw)

======

I've grown a bit addicted to those digital copies.

I love growing my VUDU collection, and I try to focus on releases that will help me with that.

There are exceptions, of course. Criterion doesn't do digital copies. My new copy of Suspiria didn't either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:38 PM (Jj43a)

234 Jane Fonda was only mildly hot.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (+lOpA)


She's older than me, but even seeing her work when she was younger I never saw the appeal. But I'm a girl so I figured guys just saw something I didn't.

The one role I liked her in was Mother In Law. She was absolutely HI-larious. I wonder if I have that DVD. Since TVGuide has fvcked up my night royally I need something else to watch.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:39 PM (KeRzR)

235 I can't think of one off the top of my head. Anyone have an opinion on this?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (9BLnV)

If you look at Star Trek movies II, III, and IV as a set then I think the third one there was a good movie.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:39 PM (J70i0)

236 Suspiria

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

Jessica Harper's eyebrows kept me watching. I also read a remake is on the way.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:39 PM (+Tibp)

237 236 Suspiria

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

Jessica Harper's eyebrows kept me watching. I also read a remake is on the way.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:39 PM (+Tibp)

======

I watch that trailer for the new one and feel nothing, while thinking that I should feel something.

Who knows?

The Mummy Returns had a fantastic trailer and the movie was shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:40 PM (Jj43a)

238 99 Starship troopers RULES. The left thought they were mocking toxic masculinity but instead they made a movie that was BALLS TO THE WALL AWESOME
Posted by: ghost of kari at June 23, 2018 08:01 PM (eY/ez)"
Uh.... no...

Apparently you never read the book?

Starship Troopers... Mobile Infantry.. WITHOUT Powered Armor???

WTF?

Posted by: Don Q at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (NgKpN)

239 "I walked out on European Vacation after the intro
and got my money back. Other than that, I've been careful to choose only
action or adventure films because most comedies aren't.

Posted by: NaughtyPine"

There were two good things in European Vacation. Both were on screen at the same time.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (w+Jhj)

240 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?

Toy Story 3?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (U8Uiu)

241 The only thing I want to see Jane Fonda in is a gutter covered in her own puke and a homeless person pointing and laughing.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (1MUIw)

242 Only night I had problems was when Pixy banned herself. Which was awesome.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:35 PM (KeRzR)

Him, I think? I didn't actually check or anything.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:37 PM (fZuhk)

Pixy makes me think of little fairies like tinkerbell, so I go with 'her'. I have no idea. Is it a guy?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (KeRzR)

243 Back home finally.

Another great scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also involves Chris Pratt. See Owen has been left to die on the island after being shot with a tranquilizer strong enough to put down a dinosaur.

Instead of a Tasmanian Devil threatening him, there is a lava flow. So Pratt has to play half paralyzed while still avoiding the slowly advancing lava. So he is flopping and proving he is a contortionist to avoid being burned to death.

And was it only me or did Isla Nubar's volcano display all types of eruption?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (fAAc5)

244 215 Before I saw Avatar, I saw the South Park critique of it. So I could never think of it as anything other than a Smurf version of that animated Amazon movie with Robin Williams... What was it? The Last Bulldozer or something.
Posted by: Texican ette



South Park has that effect. I saw there "Inception" episode before I actually saw the movie. Couldn't stop laughing at it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (Tcxb+)

245 "If I ever fail to yell USUL HAS CALLED A BIG ONE at inappropriate times, consult a medical professional."

Touche. I'd forgotten about that one.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (qplvQ)

246 I've never wlked out on a movie in the theater, I'm pretty selective and won't spend money pm anything maybe sketchy.
Currently watching "The Enemies Within". Well worth a look
I have rented Gandhi twice and fell asleep both times. There will not be a third. Commies have not gone way they are insidiously embedded in our country. Well worth watching.



Posted by: Farmer at June 23, 2018 08:42 PM (yJ1e6)

247 I was happy to see him/his character die. It was kind of a twofer.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

My most satisfying villain death was Clarence Boddiker from RoboCop. I really hated that guy.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:42 PM (+Tibp)

248
I've grown a bit addicted to those digital copies.


DVD ripper.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:42 PM (oVJmc)

249 Pixy-misa is an anime character. A sorcerers no less. Tenchi Muyo nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (fAAc5)

250 The only thing I want to see Jane Fonda in is a gutter covered in her own puke and a homeless person pointing and laughing.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM

As long as the homeless person is Ted Turner.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (2NqXo)

251 Pixy is a guy.

Well, he's also an anime character who is a girl.

He lives in an upside down place, what do you want?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (fuK7c)

252 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?



Toy Story 3?


Back to the Future III? That whole series is pretty much a triptych.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (oVJmc)

253 220 To bad the super advanced aliens didn't know anything about bacteria...

Posted by: JC at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM (mJXUS)


Duh JOIMS!! Dey can't stand duh JOIMS!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (NL6wI)

254 Apropos of nothing Candace Bergen was never remotely hot.

What were people thinking?

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (+lOpA)

255 Amazon rain forest animated movie - Fern Gully.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (fAAc5)

256 I like the third Terminator. What?

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (+lOpA)

257 85
I was watching a movie, and walked out because of a sudden desire to be at home ... safe, dry and warm.

revenant?

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (2//jc)

258 South Park has that effect. I saw there "Inception" episode before I actually saw the movie. Couldn't stop laughing at it.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (Tcxb+)

I love South Park, but yeah, they can ruin things.


Tried watching Game of Thrones but kept hearing Butters mystified by all the floppy wieners.


Damn you Matt and Trey!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (EhZNT)

259 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?



Yes. But I will get laughed off the Board because it is not a guy movie. Or Sci-fi. Or Western.

Wait, actually, the Terminator sequel was good.

So was Bridget Jones Diary sequel. Shut up.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (KeRzR)

260 TJM, if you ever get around to it please watch RED DOG.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 08:45 PM (1MUIw)

261 Now I remember what always pissed me off about Star Trek V - it's that they slog their way through the whole movie, and finally the "big reveal" at the end is "HA ha! God is just a pissed off Alien that lies to people!!!"

it turned the entire movie into a bad joke with punchline that wasn't funny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:45 PM (V2Yro)

262 Why is Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:45 PM (+Tibp)

263 you know the scene in star wars 1 the prequel where young anakin is in the race? that wasn't't very good either.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 08:46 PM (Pg+x7)

264 My most satisfying villain death was Clarence Boddiker from RoboCop. I really hated that guy.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:42 PM (+Tibp)


The guy who wanted to get home in time for corn flakes in Total Recall

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:46 PM (+lOpA)

265 Amazon rain forest animated movie - Fern Gully."

Oh yeah, how pathetic for a Big Budget movie to rip off Fern Gully??? Which it totally did.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:46 PM (V2Yro)

266 Why is Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie?

Her last movie, a William Castle shocker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:46 PM (oVJmc)

267 Speaking of actors, anyone watched Tom Arnold's melt down on CNN with Poppy Harlow? He appeared to be either having a breakdown or drugged. He was trembling and sat silently toward the end when she asked him a question. It was cringe inducing.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (RfnqA)

268 Tried watching Game of Thrones but kept hearing Butters mystified by all the floppy wieners.


Damn you Matt and Trey!
Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:44 PM (EhZNT)

Great Pug! Now I have GOT theme song with the words SP gave it.

"Ween-er, Ween-er-weener, Weener Weener".

I should link the clip.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (KeRzR)

269 Just imagine if Kirk had turned to McCoy and Spock at the end of V and made a joke about "Chariots of the Gods."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (fAAc5)

270 Was suspira elvira's sister?

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (V2Yro)

271 Has anybody seen "The Fountain"? I've had it from Netflix for a week but haven't had it in me to see it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:05 PM (gUCYC)

It's a beautiful mess. Really beautiful music under beautiful scenes with beautiful actors.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 08:13 PM (/+bwe)



As a movie, it's a complete failure.

Parts of the movie however are brilliant. You can see what Aronofsky was attempting to do, but none of it fits together.

It's a big retarded mess. Not as bad as "Mother". Nothing is as bad as "Mother".

All that being said, I'd probably watch it again if it appeared on cable or something.

Is that a recommendation? Hmmmm.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (9q7Dl)

272 239 "I walked out on European Vacation after the intro
and got my money back. Other than that, I've been careful to choose only
action or adventure films because most comedies aren't.

Posted by: NaughtyPine"

There were two good things in European Vacation. Both were on screen at the same time.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert



I got stationed in the UK not too long after EV came out. There is no round-a-bout (traffic circle) near Big Ben. FYI. Nearest one is on the other side of the Thames, across from the Parliament building.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (Tcxb+)

273 The end of Inception, where the top was spinning, and it cuts to credits ... the whole audience erupted with angry noises when that happened. I don't think they gave it a bad opinion though.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (rnAwa)

274 Apropos of nothing Candace Bergen was never remotely hot.


Not even in the Carnal Knowledge days?

I agree that by the time of Murphy Brown she was a piece of bitter jerky.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (oVJmc)

275 Amazon rain forest animated movie - Fern Gully."

That's DOCTOR Fern gully, thank you very much!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (EhZNT)

276 254 Apropos of nothing Candace Bergen was never remotely hot.

What were people thinking?
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM (+lOpA)

--Same with that elderly Dem Congresscritter . . . Some dude tagged that????

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 08:48 PM (e7oj4)

277 Speaking of actors, anyone watched Tom Arnold's melt down on CNN with Poppy Harlow? He appeared to be either having a breakdown or drugged. He was trembling and sat silently toward the end when she asked him a question. It was cringe inducing.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (RfnqA)


Y5 said he did last night and it was comedy gold.

I have a tab open where Tom says he will bring down Trump with Cohen tapes. Haven't read it yet. What a dusseldorfwaffle. Embarrassing.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (KeRzR)

278 Why is Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:45 PM

Wallis Simpson wasn't available?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (2NqXo)

279 Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:33 PM (fZuhk)
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I had to look it up.

"Usul has called a big one" is in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (gUCYC)

280 Saw "Incredibles 2" today.

Very fun movie. Not as good as the original.

It felt a bit like a send off, so this may be the last one.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (9q7Dl)

281 Speaking of actors, anyone watched Tom Arnold's melt down on CNN with Poppy Harlow? He appeared to be either having a breakdown or drugged. He was trembling and sat silently toward the end when she asked him a question. It was cringe inducing.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:47 PM (RfnqA)



Yahoo is still running with the Arnold/Cohen will take down Trump stories even after Arnold said he made it up. Of course Yahoo is still running the crying 2 year old BS stories too

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:50 PM (SiINZ)

282 Not even in the Carnal Knowledge days?


That was Ann-Margaret.

I think her only nude scenes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 08:50 PM (fuK7c)

283 As opposed to Starship Troopers, Dune is an honorable yet failed effort to do justice to the Frank Herbert novel. It had some great casting and truly excellent art direction. On top of that it had a very effective sound track.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 08:31 PM (qplvQ)

I read Dune and thought it had its moments. So I saw the film in 1984. Apparently, Alan Smithee directed it. I had just learned what that name meant. Having watched it and felt that it was appallingly bad, I couldn't help feel vindicated when the credits rolled and showed the director was Alan Smithee. David Lynch directed it, but was not allowed to use his own vision and did not get final cut approval. I felt the whole film suffered from the hey-we're-in-an-epic-so-let's-act-epically strategy.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:50 PM (9BLnV)

284 It felt a bit like a send off, so this may be the last one.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (9q7Dl)

--No, no money of mine to the Big Rat.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (e7oj4)

285 'Why is Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie?'

She's having a bad dream that she's in a bad movie.

Posted by: Peppermint Pattie's Fur Oil at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (UdKB7)

286 258 South Park has that effect. I saw there "Inception" episode before I actually saw the movie. Couldn't stop laughing at it.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (Tcxb+)

I love South Park, but yeah, they can ruin things.


Tried watching Game of Thrones but kept hearing Butters mystified by all the floppy wieners.


Damn you Matt and Trey!
Posted by: Pug Mahon



Yea, the opening theme, all I hear now is 'floppy weiners floppy weiners....'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (Tcxb+)

287 Apropos of nothing Candace Bergen was never remotely hot.


Check out an early movie of her's called "Soldier Blue".

She was pretty hawt in that.

Terrible US Calvary bad, Indians good movie tho.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (9q7Dl)

288 Is Eris still trying to finish God Emperor of Dune?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (fAAc5)

289 Why is Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie?



I think it is a psychological thriller. B/W.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (KeRzR)

290 A quick search sez that Ho-re-wood releases over 600 new movies per year.

I can't come close to watching each year's new releases, so I must be selective. That includes walking away on turkeys. I've dumped many a movie before the 10 minute mark. Quite a few of the new series as well. Westworld is awesome, btw.

The very first was Young Dr Frankenstein, in the theater. Becuz B&W. A point they avoided on their posters. I HATE B&W, probably cuz color TV came into our household quite late. It was a socio-economic thingy.

Give me color, or give me death. Something like that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (MQ2up)

291 propos of nothing Candace Bergen was never remotely hot.

What were people thinking?
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:43 PM

That deep voice. When she was a teenager she had a very feminine look but that didn't last. She only gets manlier as she grows older.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (2NqXo)

292
President Henry Fonda ordered two H bombs dropped on NYC in Fail Safe.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (IqV8l)

293 Why are movies based on Ayn Rand novels flops? I'm thinking The Fountainhead and the low budget Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I thought AS should have been made into a miniseries.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (RfnqA)

294 I work for Dick Jones!

DICK!

JONES!

Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (+Tibp)

295
Yahoo is still running with the Arnold/Cohen will take down Trump stories even after Arnold said he made it up. Of course Yahoo is still running the crying 2 year old BS stories too
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 08:50 PM (SiINZ)


Excellent. Then I can close the tab and not read the damn thing. Tyvm.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (KeRzR)

296 Saw "Incredibles 2" today.

Very fun movie. Not as good as the original.

It felt a bit like a send off, so this may be the last one.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 08:49 PM (9q7Dl)

I don't think you can top the original. That movie is simply full of quotable lines. It's a brilliant piece of film making.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (J70i0)

297 288 Is Eris still trying to finish God Emperor of Dune?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (fAAc5)
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God Emperor of Dune nearly finished off Eris.

So how are you feeling?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (gUCYC)

298 288 Is Eris still trying to finish God Emperor of Dune?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:51 PM (fAAc5)

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I think she did.

I also finished it this week.

It's got the makings of a great book, but it's so badly and boringly done that it's the greatest slog I've ever gone through in book form.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (Jj43a)

299 There are a lot of movies that bore me, but only a few that I hate. One of those is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And yet, there was a brief part of it that made me very happy indeed, for a moment. Meat Loaf enters the scene, and for a moment, I felt hope that he would gun down everyone in the room, and redeem the movie. Didn't happen, alas.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (Vb4BV)

300 154 I don't really like Clint Eastwood as a director or actor. He was good in the spaghetti westerns that were directed by Sergio Leone only because his character was perfect for the part. You know. His character. Clint Eastwood the steely eyed, tense jawed movie star. As a director, I have never found him to be capable of nuance. He is just black and white. Always. Even when he uses good actors, they are reduced to some archetype that he is using to tell his story. Films like Unforgiven or Million Dollar Baby aren't bad. They just don't soar. There is a plodding nature to his vision.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:18 PM (9BLnV)

++++

The two you name are "message" movies, and that can be a put-off. But, The Outlaw Josie Wales was also directed by Eastwood, and that one soars, I think. Most of the morons seem to hold it in high regard.

Another good one is Honkytonk Man. It was a low budget, personal kind of movie, but really very good.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (pvjTE)

301 Halfway through Cabin Fever, I left. In my defense, I had a stomach bug.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (3qRdJ)

302 83
I've never seen Avatar all the way through.

it had nothing without 3d.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (2//jc)

303 290 Give me color, or give me death. Something like that.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (MQ2up)

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Black and White is beautiful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (Jj43a)

304 I would love it if Fen checked in to tell us how she liked "Airplane!".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (gUCYC)

305 Why are movies based on Ayn Rand novels flops? I'm thinking The Fountainhead and the low budget Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I thought AS should have been made into a miniseries."

Because every character Ayn Rand ever created acted like Syndrome - they had an overwhelming urge to Monologue their audience to death.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM (V2Yro)

306 My bf and I watched Star Trek V and for years we would intone "FEEEEEL your paaaaiiiin." So I guess that was a good thing.
The last Godzilla movie I saw on the big screen was in 2014, and it had a couple great scenes like the one of the MUTO and the train trestle.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at June 23, 2018 08:55 PM (/+bwe)

307 I hit the slow mo button during all the floppy wiener scenes in Game of Thrones.

Posted by: Ali Watkins at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (EM0pH)

308 "56 Walked out of Rango, with my four year old in tow.

Couldn't stand the message it was putting out there."

Isn't it just a sort-of remake of Chinatown?

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (V8zw+)

309 I have a sneaking suspicion that Robocop (the original) is actually a bad movie with just enough good parts to make everyone forget that.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (Vb4BV)

310 The actor trying to hornswaggle Barbara Stanwyck on Svengoolie was in the great Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man. He got served.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (+Tibp)

311 305 Why are movies based on Ayn Rand novels flops? I'm thinking The Fountainhead and the low budget Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I thought AS should have been made into a miniseries."

Because every character Ayn Rand ever created acted like Syndrome - they had an overwhelming urge to Monologue their audience to death.
Posted by: Tom Servo



This. Atlas Shrugged desperately needed an editor. Great story, poorly written.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (Tcxb+)

312 308 "56 Walked out of Rango, with my four year old in tow.

Couldn't stand the message it was putting out there."

Isn't it just a sort-of remake of Chinatown?
Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (V8zw+)

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Yup.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:57 PM (Jj43a)

313 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?

Toy Story 3?

Back to the Future III? That whole series is pretty much a triptych.
_______________________

Guys, if you really believe in your choices, use an exclamation point, not a question mark.

Toy Story 3, mofo!
Back to the Future III, and I'll cut you if you disagree!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 08:57 PM (9BLnV)

314 "The two you name are "message" movies, and that can be a put-off. But,
The Outlaw Josie Wales was also directed by Eastwood, and that one
soars, I think. Most of the morons seem to hold it in high regard."
It's pretty good, except for what's-her-face being in it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (w+Jhj)

315 Glad you survived the slog there Eris.

Feeling much better. Appetite returning so there is hope. As previously noted escaped house to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. No 3D or anything extra. So in one of the shoebox cinemas but it was good, had the whole front row to myself. The only trailer that might appeal to me is the animated Grinch movie. Fathom Events 30th Anniv of Big on the big screen, will pass.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (fAAc5)

316 I went to go see Gone Girl with my parents and sisters at the theaters. I had to walk out and leave in a cold sweat after the lawyer said "she's good".

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (EM0pH)

317 I have a sneaking suspicion that Robocop (the original) is actually a bad movie with just enough good parts to make everyone forget that.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (Vb4BV)


https://stoatnet.org/frogout.gif

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (fZuhk)

318 309 I have a sneaking suspicion that Robocop (the original) is actually a bad movie with just enough good parts to make everyone forget that.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (Vb4BV)

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Wrong.

It is a movie with the surface of trash but a wonderful emotional core that follows Murphy through his journey becoming and becoming more than RoboCop.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (Jj43a)

319 ...It's got the makings of a great book, but it's so badly and boringly done that it's the greatest slog I've ever gone through in book form.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:53 PM (Jj43a)


I've forgotten, but is that the 2nd book? If so, I tought it was a slog too. It does, however, lay the groundwork for "The Children of Dune" which is very good.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (T71PA)

320 260

TJM, I second Ben Had's "Red Dog" recommendation!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (n9EOP)

321 #305 There was a quite good movie about Ayn Rand and her relationship with the Brandens on Showtime back in the nineties, called "The Passion of Ayn Rand." Available on DVD. Peter Fonda played her husband (not kidding) and Helen Mirren played Rand.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (RfnqA)

322 290
The very first was Young Dr Frankenstein, in the theater. Becuz BW.

When he was about 7, Jr. Chronda had a very interesting TV filter. If a show was animated, he'd watch it. If it was live-action color, he'd change the channel. If it was BW he'd watch it for a while to see if it was worth watching.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (2//jc)

323 For instance everything that has Amy Adams in it is bad within the first 7 minutes.

I don't hate Amy Adams but everything she is in is awful.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (+lOpA)

++++

Have you seen either Sunshine Cleaning or Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day? Both were smaller movies with Adams as lead. Give them a try if you haven't seen them and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Doubt is also good, but Adams has a supporting role and doesn't really add anything. But, she doesn't hurt the movie either.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (pvjTE)

324 It is a movie with the surface of trash but a wonderful emotional core that follows Murphy through his journey becoming and becoming more than RoboCop.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

I'd buy THAT for a dollar!

Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (+Tibp)

325 I watched quite a few movies last week

Boogie Nights (1997) was pretty good, but too long. (hurr hurr)

From Beyond (1986) was creepy and scary as f*ck. HPL would have been proud. How did I miss this one? How did 13 year old me survive without seeing Barbara Crampton in BDSM latex*?

*I heard she sold that outfit after she was done with it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (6FqZa)

326 314 "The two you name are "message" movies, and that can be a put-off. But,
The Outlaw Josie Wales was also directed by Eastwood, and that one
soars, I think. Most of the morons seem to hold it in high regard."
It's pretty good, except for what's-her-face being in it.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert



Thats one of the reasons why The Outlaw Josie Wales was great. It overcame whats her name. So good you don't even mind her (whose name seems to escape me and every body else apparently).

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (Tcxb+)

327 Why are movies based on Ayn Rand novels flops? I'm thinking The Fountainhead and the low budget Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I thought AS should have been made into a miniseries.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 08:52 PM (RfnqA)

People who love a book should rarely make a movie from it. They usually fail because they can't see what does or doesn't work on film.

Plus, Rand's books are pedantic screeds. I read The Fountainhead in HS and was skipping whole sections by the end because it was brutally repetitive. Compare The Fountainhead to Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Both are stories that want to espouse a philosophy. Heinlein's is lean, to the point, and has solid story. Rand rambles forever the group talk-athons.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (J70i0)

328 318 Wrong.

It is a movie with the surface of trash but a wonderful emotional core that follows Murphy through his journey becoming and becoming more than RoboCop.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (Jj43a)


Having been twice chastised, I will revisit. Haven't seen it in some time, and the memories of the overdone gore in the first ED-209 scene stuck with me far longer than "call me Murphy" or whatever. Or maybe I just don't like movies about brain damage, like that Harrison Ford one.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (Vb4BV)

329 It is a movie with the surface of trash but a wonderful emotional core that follows Murphy through his journey becoming and becoming more than RoboCop.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (Jj43a)

Yes. I love this movie, for these reasons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:01 PM (EhZNT)

330 I have a sneaking suspicion that Robocop (the original) is actually a bad movie with just enough good parts to make everyone forget that.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 08:56 PM (Vb4BV)


You actually might be right; really, I just wanted to post that .gif.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:01 PM (fZuhk)

331 320 260

TJM, I second Ben Had's "Red Dog" recommendation!
Posted by: Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 08:59 PM (n9EOP)

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The Russian one it the Australian one?

The Russian one looks more interesting to me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:01 PM (Jj43a)

332 Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain are the most overrated actresses going today, and yet they keep getting hired and put in almost every freaking film.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:02 PM (EM0pH)

333 324 I'd buy THAT for a dollar!

Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (+Tibp)


Bastard stole my line.

Posted by: C.M. Kornbluth at June 23, 2018 09:02 PM (Vb4BV)

334 a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?

Nightmare on Elm Street III was an excellent waste of time.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:02 PM (6FqZa)

335 178
I liked movies like Pelham 123, with that gritty 70's cop-robber-spy-thief feel to them, such as:

-- The Seven-Ups
-- Marathon Man
-- The Eiger Sanction
-- Fuzz
-- Sharky's Machine

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 08:25 PM (SByeH)

++++

Gloria, the original with Gena Rowlands, was pretty good. Another of those 70's NYC movies with grit. Though it was actually released in 1980, I think, it feels like the 70's.

The remake with Sharon Stone is another waste of time remake.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (pvjTE)

336 Stick around and read the Merchants of Venus.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (fAAc5)

337 328 318 Wrong.

It is a movie with the surface of trash but a wonderful emotional core that follows Murphy through his journey becoming and becoming more than RoboCop.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:58 PM (Jj43a)

Having been twice chastised, I will revisit. Haven't seen it in some time, and the memories of the overdone gore in the first ED-209 scene stuck with me far longer than "call me Murphy" or whatever. Or maybe I just don't like movies about brain damage, like that Harrison Ford one.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (Vb4BV)

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The gore is definitely gratuitous, but it has a satirical purpose at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (Jj43a)

338 Gran Torino is one of my favorite movies, probably the best one Eastwood has done in a while.

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (V8zw+)

339 A couple of night's ago there was a thread(I missed) where people were discussing.

"Infinity War" part 2 or whatever it'll be called.

And someone mentioned that maybe not all of the heroes will be restored to life.

I think that's essentially right but not quite on point.

Even Marvel has said this is the culmination of their first iteration of the Marvel Universe....So-

in order to get their SJW versions on board for future movies, I think-

this will be Marvel's version of DC's "Flashpoint".

"Flashpoint" is essentially the story of Flash traveling to the past to save his mother and that screws up everything. He's no longer the Flash, Superman is an near autistic weenie alien kept under gov't seal, etc, etc. The ripples of the destroyed time line make it impossible to restore the original timeline fully. DC used it to launch their new 52 craptastic reworking of their moneymaking characters.

My guess is that Thanos will demand a price for restoring the Universe or perhaps can't truly restore the Universe and the heroes will be replaced in this timeline by alternative SJW heroes.

Some will never have existed. Some will exist but as other (SJWoid) people. Some will exist but not as heroes. You can see the opportunities for poignancy - Old never was Captain America dying in an old folks home. The new heroes will remember adventures with the remaining heroes who have no idea what and who they are and if they can be trusted. ETC.

Captain Marvel will be the new leader.

Pretty sure that's the future of the series.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (9q7Dl)

340 Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain are the most overrated actresses going today, and yet they keep getting hired and put in almost every freaking film.
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo

There's another named I think Emily Blunt from Sicario. I just find her blah.

Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (+Tibp)

341 also I think Children of the Corn III ('Urban Harvest') was the best of the series. The first was bad and the sequel was shite. The third tried to do something new with the premise, which I respected. Still wasn't good, but it was interesting.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (6FqZa)

342 Possibly the worst third movie in any series was Halloween III. I would describe the level of continuity with the prior two movies as "same word in the title."

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (Vb4BV)

343 I like that movie where Amy Adams constantly looks like she's going to cry.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (oVJmc)

344 Why are British actors so much better than American actors? Shakespearean training? Hollywood just seems to churn out baby-faced celebrities who are mediocre when practicing their craft.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (RfnqA)

345 I don't hate Amy Adams but everything she is in is awful.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (+lOpA)


I disagree. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is good, as is Arrival and (I know I'll take heat for this) Man of Steel. She leads in all 3 and she's easy on the eyes.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (T71PA)

346 Anna Puma, I reviewed that one in the book thread here. Frederick Pohl went full commie.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (6FqZa)

347 Barbra must have been hoarse after finishing this movie.
Maybe that's why it's her last.

Posted by: f'd at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (UdKB7)

348 345 I don't hate Amy Adams but everything she is in is awful.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (+lOpA)

I disagree. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is good, as is Arrival and (I know I'll take heat for this) Man of Steel. She leads in all 3 and she's easy on the eyes.
Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:04 PM (T71PA)

=====

I love The Master as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (Jj43a)

349 Amazingly Robocop still feels like one of the most violent movies I've ever seen, even today.

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (V8zw+)

350 Jessica Chastain was the worst part about Interstellar, a movie I otherwise liked a lot.

Amy Adams, I'm okay with. She has a great ass.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (EhZNT)

351 21 I walked out of Last Tango too. Also a bad sci-fi in the late 70's with Julie Christie where she was knocked up by a computer. Can't remember the title.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 07:33 PM (+Tibp)

===

Demon Seed

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (EZebt)

352 337 The gore is definitely gratuitous, but it has a satirical purpose at the same time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (Jj43a)


Good, good -- I remember people saying that at the time, and I could never figure out what they were talking about. Just what was it a satire of?

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (Vb4BV)

353 There's another named I think Emily Blunt from Sicario. I just find her blah.
Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (+Tibp)


We've done this one before - she's supposed to be horribly miscast in that movie, I think. If you don't like her in something else, that's cool though. It's the only thing I've seen her in.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (fZuhk)

354 There's another named I think Emily Blunt from Sicario. I just find her blah.
Posted by: Clarence Boddiker at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (+Tibp)

Dat ass tho. Edge of Tomorrow.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (EM0pH)

355 For instance everything that has Amy Adams in it is bad within the first 7 minutes.

I don't hate Amy Adams but everything she is in is awful.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (+lOpA)

Well, Charlie Wilson's War is pretty good and The Wedding Date gets quite a few laughs. But in nether case is she a central character.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (qplvQ)

356 Kamala Harris has very veiney hands.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (e7oj4)

357 I love The Master as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (Jj43a)



Torgo: The Master will be pleased

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (SiINZ)

358 Black and White is beautiful.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 08:54 PM

The old classic movies, film noir, how could they be anything but B&W? The studios resisted when Mel Brooks for Young Frankenstein and Tim Burton for Ed Wood wanted black and white but they held firm.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (2NqXo)

359 I wasn't moved by Carnal Knowledge, but I recall that Art Garfunkel proved to be a piss-poor actor. Was that Nicholson's first film?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (/lkI0)

360 i liked "bronco billy". it has a good message for the kids.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (Pg+x7)

361


Captain Marvel will be the new leader.


Bitch can't even sell comics, she sure won't sell a movie.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (oVJmc)

362 >>Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain are the most overrated actresses going today, and yet they keep getting hired and put in almost every freaking film.


Amy Adams can be good in the right role - so good in "American Hustle," and appropriately over the top in "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day."

I have decided that Jessica Chastain is annoying, and it may be her personality that is off-putting. She was all "ra-ra feminism, strong powerful DC women!" describing her Miss Sloane character - and all I saw was a sociopath.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (W+vEI)

363 Possibly the worst third movie in any series was Halloween III. I would describe the level of continuity with the prior two movies as "same word in the title."
Posted by: Splunge

Exorcist III which was totally different from I and II is really good, I think. One scene in particular never fails to make my hair stand up. I read later that the studio forced a stupid exorcism scene because money. But George C SCOTT! is good in it.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (+Tibp)

364 Torgo: The Master will be pleased
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (SiINZ)


Beat me to it

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (fZuhk)

365 Jack Nicholson made his acting debut in the movie The Raven playing Peter Lorre's son.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:08 PM (fAAc5)

366 Mel Brooks for Young Frankenstein and Tim Burton for Ed Wood wanted black and white but they held firm.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (2NqXo)



Bob Dole: So does Bob Dole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:08 PM (SiINZ)

367 334 a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?

Nightmare on Elm Street III was an excellent waste of time.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:02 PM (6FqZa)


I have the Underworld Series with Kate Beckinsale. I like it. I'd like it more if Scott Speedman was still in it. I can't remember if the 3rd was actually good, or an excellent waste of time. Still, I hope they make another.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:08 PM (KeRzR)

368
Demon Seed


Semen Deed.

Odd that a movie has so apt a spoonerism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (oVJmc)

369 >>Captain Marvel will be the new leader.



The chances of me seeing a movie with Brie Larson as the lead is "0." She's the one who just ranted about useless white, male film critics she does not want to hear from. Jane Fonda 2.0.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (W+vEI)

370 356 Kamala Harris has very veiney hands.
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:06 PM (e7oj4)


A bad person would say, at this point, "just close your eyes and let the woman work."

Fortunately, I am a good person.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (Vb4BV)

371 Robocop (the original) is actually a bad movie with just enough good parts to make everyone forget that

It was a mostly-inept and politically-correct plagiary of the Judge Dredd comic.

There was a tragic drama lurking in there about Murphy's spark of humanity and love for his wife, but Verhoeven cared more about chemical mutants getting splattered by a lorry.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

372 337 The gore is definitely gratuitous, but it has a satirical purpose at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (Jj43a)


More so with the additional ED-209 footage restored in the director's cut.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (NL6wI)

373 ... & the wonderful revelation that billy was a shoe salesman from new jersey.

* spoiler alert *

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (Pg+x7)

374 YMMV.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (9q7Dl)

That's not a bad bet. They've already said the Capt. Marvel is on path to be the leader. Whatever happens, anyone who is done with making these movies is going to die. Considering many of the ones most likely to be done are still alive, it is going to involve them making some sort of major sacrifice.

My prediction is this is the zenith for Marvel and super hero movies. After Avengers 4, it's going to decline because people won't want to start with new characters and SJWism is going to flow into the stories.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (J70i0)

375 I can't remember if the 3rd was actually good, or an excellent waste of time. Still, I hope they make another.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:08 PM (KeRzR)


That's one of those series where I can never remember how many there are because everything after the first blends together in my mind.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (fZuhk)

376 And the part I like least about this timeline is the part where Karl Urban's Dredd movie didn't get two sequels by now.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (6FqZa)

377 372 337 The gore is definitely gratuitous, but it has a satirical purpose at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:03 PM (Jj43a)

More so with the additional ED-209 footage restored in the director's cut.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (NL6wI)

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Yes. All 7 seconds of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (Jj43a)

378 I can't tell this recent crop of actresses apart. I get Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence et al. mixed up. They look like interchangeable expressionless teenyboppers.

In Hollywood's Golden Age the women were distinctive and mature-looking with interesting sculpted faces: Greta Garbo, Kate Hepburn, Hedy Lamar, Greer Garson, etc.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (RfnqA)

379 Jack Nicholson made his acting debut in the movie The Raven playing Peter Lorre's son.

Wasn't Little Shop of Horrors first?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (oVJmc)

380 Dat ass tho. Edge of Tomorrow.
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo

Touche, sir. I withdraw the question. I didn't hate her in that. Sorry, Splunge.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+Tibp)

381 Yeah, I'll probably take Mrs. E to see Jurassic World. Does Amy Adams get et by a dyno?

Posted by: Eromero at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (zLDYs)

382 I'll definitely take a second look at Amy Adams.

No hate for her personally. Just the three things I've seen her in were bad.

Arrival being one.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+lOpA)

383 374 My prediction is this is the zenith for Marvel and super hero movies. After Avengers 4, it's going to decline because people won't want to start with new characters and SJWism is going to flow into the stories.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (J70i0)


Might have happened even without that. I like superhero movies OK, but I'm getting pretty bored with the whole idea.

Now if someone filmed Peter Clines' Ex-Heroes books, that would be different.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:12 PM (Vb4BV)

384 349 Amazingly Robocop still feels like one of the most violent movies I've ever seen, even today.

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 09:05 PM (V8zw+)


It really does. Sure, there are other movies with higher body counts, but they're not as visceral and, these days, the blood splats are nearly all CGI rather than squibs.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 09:12 PM (NL6wI)

385 I stand corrected. By three years the plant wins.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:12 PM (fAAc5)

386 I would love to see The Space Merchants made into a movie. It's kind of like Mad Men meets The Manchurian Candidate.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:12 PM (gUCYC)

387 Another odd movie-going experience: Evita gave me nightmares. Nightmares that were sung by Antonio Banderas. Not kidding.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 09:12 PM (2//jc)

388 Was that Nicholson's first film?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 23, 2018 09:07 PM (/lkI0)

I saw him in Little Shop of Horrors, the old one. Was it a Roger Corman movie? the woman who played Audrey was stunning. what an amazing dress.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (EhZNT)

389 Arrival being one.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+lOpA)


Speaking of movies I stopped streaming partway through without hesitation or regret...

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (fZuhk)

390 380 Touche, sir. I withdraw the question. I didn't hate her in that. Sorry, Splunge.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+Tibp)


I think you've mixed up your posters.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (Vb4BV)

391 There was a tragic drama lurking in there about Murphy's spark of humanity and love for his wife, but Verhoeven cared more about chemical mutants getting splattered by a lorry.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

Yeah, Verhoeven's need for gore drowns out any other point he is trying to make. Robocop and Total Recall are okay. They could have been a lot better.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (J70i0)

392 382 I'll definitely take a second look at Amy Adams.

No hate for her personally. Just the three things I've seen her in were bad.

Arrival being one.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+lOpA)

--She was pretty funny in an unfunny way in The Office.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (e7oj4)

393 The Outlaw Josey Wales -- On my top 10 list.

A funny thing about the movie -- the guy that wrote the book (renamed Gone To Texas) was a KKKster among other peccadilloes; Clint picked up the option on the book for $50k.

From wiki

Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925 - June 7, 1979) was a 1950s Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later western novelist. He co-wrote George Wallace's well-known pro-segregation line of 1963, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever", and ran in the Democratic primary for governor of Alabama on a segregationist ticket.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 09:14 PM (MQ2up)

394 ... but i've never seen any of the leone/eastwood spaghetti westerns. could never sit through them. found them tedious. all mood and no story. clumsy. and that's just on tv. i think i would have walked out of them if i had seen them in a theater.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (Pg+x7)

395
Starship Troopers... Mobile Infantry.. WITHOUT Powered Armor???

WTF?
Posted by: Don Q at June 23, 2018 08:41 PM (NgKpN)

Actually, it was Nubile Infantry. Translation issues. Mistakes were made.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (e1mEI)

396 377 Yes. All 7 seconds of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (Jj43a)


You jest, but I happen to agree with Verhoven that the restored footage makes that scene far more absurd than the theatrical version.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (NL6wI)

397 372
More so with the additional ED-209 footage restored in the director's cut.

what surprised me the last time i saw robocop was how bad the ed-209 animation looked. i remember it being awesome.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (2//jc)

398 Speaking of movies I stopped streaming partway through without hesitation or regret...
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:13 PM (fZuhk)


I made to the 7 minute mark. **eject**

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (+lOpA)

399 I always thought Star Trek 5 was a pretty good movie, outer space effects notwithstanding.

I didn't see it in theaters but I ended up turning off Pacific Heights in disgust part way through.

For those who like MST3K and Riff Trax, there is and app and Roku app called Pluto TV that plays channels dedicated to each.

Posted by: MAGA at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (LnOh3)

400 Thats one of the reasons why The Outlaw Josie Wales was great. It overcame whats her name. So good you don't even mind her (whose name seems to escape me and every body else apparently).
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM (Tcxb+)

I believe you are speaking of the talentless Sondra Locke. What can I say? Clint was dicking her. As a man, how do you tell a woman you're poking that she can't act for shit. Especially if you want to keep poking her. But, the fact that he cast her in that movie and subsequent movies proves my point about his quality as a director. Obviously, his dick is more important than the quality of his movies.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (9BLnV)

401 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 09:14 PM (MQ2up)

--Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (e7oj4)

402 Suspiria

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone


What makes "Suspiria" great is the last bit where the heroine finally confronts the Old Witch.

Like the best horror movies, it goes completely insane with it's own loopy logic.

Argento's best movies do that.

I highly recommend "Phenomena" which is like a horrorific dream that goes completely insane with it's own logic.

Try not to read anything about it before watching.

If you like "Suspiria", you should love "Phenomena".

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (9q7Dl)

403 396 377 Yes. All 7 seconds of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (Jj43a)

You jest, but I happen to agree with Verhoven that the restored footage makes that scene far more absurd than the theatrical version.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (NL6wI)
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I don't disagree.

But it is literally about 7 seconds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (Jj43a)

404 Touche, sir. I withdraw the question. I didn't hate her in that. Sorry, Splunge.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:11 PM (+Tibp)

I think you've mixed up your posters.
Posted by: Splunge

Dr Rockzo pointed out she was in a movie I liked her in, Edge of Tomorrow.

I thought you wrote I should consider her in other films than just Sicario. You were right.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (+Tibp)

405 Emily Blunt...I like her as a person. I like her husband. I hope theirs is a marriage that works.

They lived next door to Kimmels and were friends. But they never went political, and I think partially moved bcz Kimmel was pushy with boundaries & politics. Like breaking into their house at night. He always goes OTT in a bad way.

So I just like Emily & John. Down to earth they seem, without the usual huge egos. They just did a movie "A Quiet Place" iirc. He directed. Horror film? Anyone see it.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (KeRzR)

406 Avatar aka Fern Gully also made a HUGE misstep on its style guide. Papyrus font has only two uses Greek Restaurants and Mediterranean Themed Apartment complexes.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (X+DbD)

407 At one of the MST3K-a-paloozas (which to this day I regret not attending), they had a "March of the Torgos" with all the Torgo cosplayers staggering along.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (gUCYC)

408 Total Recall was responsible for my staring at Roman cauliflower in the supermarket, asking myself "now where have I seen that before?"

I liked the movie. You could even say I liked it a lot. But the whole "heads swelling up in vacuum" thing took me out of the story at a crucial moment. Annoying.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (Vb4BV)

409 Ugh, The Limey - was going great until the end. Why spare [spoiler] after all that?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 08:34 PM (W+vEI)

++++

I think he, Stamp, recognized that he was in a way responsible. He and his daughter had that running gag about how she was going to call the law on him.

Only "gag" isn't really the right word because she wasn't doing it to be funny. But, she would run that number. And, in the end, he saw it from the other guy's perspective and could see how it played out. No longer had the cold urge for vengeance.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (pvjTE)

410 397 372
More so with the additional ED-209 footage restored in the director's cut.

what surprised me the last time i saw robocop was how bad the ed-209 animation looked. i remember it being awesome.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (2//jc)

=======

It's old school stop motion animation.

The same technique used for the original King Kong.

I love the jerkiness of it all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (Jj43a)

411 Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?

How about a first sequel? I think The Incredibles 2 blew chunks.
From the mopey, Chi-com, Momma just can't even when fat boy bags a round eye hottie cartoon at the beginning, through the really wrinkly cast hyping the movie that **I'm about to watch so you obviously don't need to sell it to me, morons** and the Chi-comming of the Disney castle and then finally into the dull, boring, gurl-powr-boyz-druul, tedious, whiny, and most of all UNFUNNY main event, this movie wouldda stunk on ice.
Though not as bad as Darkman, or Grunt! the Wrestling Movie, or Richard Chamberlain's Allen Quartermain (the latter two of which were playing in adjacent rooms at the dollar theater back in the day--they were so bad that we just kept switching back and forth until we ran out of candy and left).

Posted by: Troll Feeder at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (hbrUW)

412 404 I thought you wrote I should consider her in other films than just Sicario. You were right.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (+Tibp)


Objection withdrawn. I didn't actually write that, but I can't get enough of being told "you were right."

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:18 PM (Vb4BV)

413 Edge of Tomorrow.


Was that with Tom Cruise? I meant to watch that.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:18 PM (KeRzR)

414 ED-209 being spastic adds to the impression its OS is not even Minx 0.5 alpha. Thus not really ready for deployment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:18 PM (fAAc5)

415 From wiki

Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925 - June 7, 1979) was a 1950s Ku Klux Klan leader, segregationist speech writer, and later western novelist. He co-wrote George Wallace's well-known pro-segregation line of 1963, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever", and ran in the Democratic primary for governor of Alabama on a segregationist ticket.




Also, as Forrest Carter, wrote "The Education of Little Tree".

I heard a radio documentary on him. No one who knew him could make a lick of sense out of his life. People who knew him as Forest did not accept the he was Asa.

"Little Tree" made me cry.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 09:19 PM (fuK7c)

416 402 Suspiria

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

What makes "Suspiria" great is the last bit where the heroine finally confronts the Old Witch.

Like the best horror movies, it goes completely insane with it's own loopy logic.

Argento's best movies do that.

I highly recommend "Phenomena" which is like a horrorific dream that goes completely insane with it's own logic.

Try not to read anything about it before watching.

If you like "Suspiria", you should love "Phenomena".
Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (9q7Dl)

======

Added to the queue!

What I love most about Suspiria is the fact that it seems to work despite the illogic of it all. It really does feel like it operates like a nightmare, and it draws me in completely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:20 PM (Jj43a)

417 Edge of Tomorrow is a movie I would recommend if I recommended movies, which I don't.

Emily B fan.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:20 PM (+lOpA)

418 Good evening, all! I have been thoroughly enjoying all your snark and wit over the years, but too shy to jump in, I guess. Just wanted to mention the movie we watched last nite-- "The Last Movie Star" with Burt Reynolds - very sweet and poignant movie.

We especially enjoyed the parts where the older, 'mobility challenged' Burt is in the scenes with his younger, virile, self. (Deliverance; Smokey and the Bandit) Makes you realize how quickly time zips by, and how you look back at your life - either with regret and sadness, or with reconciliation and acceptance. Even though the film isn't specifically about him, I can't help but think that it mirrored his life somewhat, and that he probably realizes the irony. It was difficult to see him in such tough shape now, but a nice little movie over all.

I think that's it-have a good night, and God bless all of you!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 23, 2018 09:20 PM (GDpRb)

419 Obviously, his dick is more important than the quality of his movies.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (9BLnV)


Worked for me.

Posted by: Zombie Alfred Hitchcock at June 23, 2018 09:20 PM (sXefu)

420 Thanks for the thread TheJamesMadison. Consider reviewing "The Enemies within", it's paranoind, but I think very good.

Posted by: Farmer at June 23, 2018 09:20 PM (yJ1e6)

421 413 Edge of Tomorrow.
Was that with Tom Cruise? I meant to watch that.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:18 PM (KeRzR)


One enthusiastic thumbs up here. Really enjoyed that one, and a fun variation on a Groundhog Day sort of theme. No Great Film stuff here, just a movie I had a lot of fun watching.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:21 PM (Vb4BV)

422 I liked the movie. You could even say I liked it a lot. But the whole "heads swelling up in vacuum" thing took me out of the story at a crucial moment. Annoying.
Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (Vb4BV)


I'm thrilled to hear that I'm not the only pedantic fun-hating prick who cringes at that part.

*"um, actually," fistbump*

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:21 PM (fZuhk)

423 It was a mostly-inept and politically-correct plagiary of the Judge Dredd comic.

There was a tragic drama lurking in there about Murphy's spark of humanity and love for his wife, but Verhoeven cared more about chemical mutants getting splattered by a lorry.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

---------

I never knew this about you. It's like someone coming out of the closet or saying you like to eat boogers.

Posted by: MAGA at June 23, 2018 09:21 PM (LnOh3)

424 That chick in Dredd was cute.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (+lOpA)

425 At one of the MST3K-a-paloozas (which to this day I regret not attending), they had a "March of the Torgos" with all the Torgo cosplayers staggering along.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:16 PM (gUCYC)

Mike Nelson's Torgo is sheer brilliance.

MST and Rifftrax is my 3 Stooges.

Hate the Stooges. So fvcking hate the Stooges.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (EhZNT)

426 >>Was that with Tom Cruise? I meant to watch that.


Yes. I recommend that one, too. Fun Sci-Fi and Tom Cruise is tolerable. He does *not* play the totally badass mavericky hero guy that he typically plays.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (W+vEI)

427 The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as twentieth century vampires, with Susan Sarandon.

Directed by Tony Scott, Ridley's brother. And Catherine Deneuve is so beautiful.

The hospital scene with David Bowie trying to be admitted is perfect.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:23 PM (qQ7kL)

428 Hate the Stooges. So fvcking hate the Stooges.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (EhZNT)



hah...yeah.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:23 PM (+lOpA)

429 Objection withdrawn. I didn't actually write that, but I can't get enough of being told "you were right."
Posted by: Splunge

Oh, whoops. Sorry again Splunge and to the Unknown Moron who actually did set me straight whose name I'm too lazy to scroll up to.

Just kidding. It was Hogmartin. Hog, you were right, too.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:24 PM (+Tibp)

430 Hate the Stooges. So fvcking hate the Stooges.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (EhZNT)


hah...yeah.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:23 PM

Moe, Larry and Curly, or Iggy?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 09:24 PM (2NqXo)

431 The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as twentieth century vampires, with Susan Sarandon.

Directed by Tony Scott, Ridley's brother. And Catherine Deneuve is so beautiful.



She is. But unlike Sarandon, she does not show bewbs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 09:24 PM (fuK7c)

432 I don't have strong feelings one way or another about Emily Blunt, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for The Adjustment Bureau. She's quite good and even makes Maaaattttt Daaaaaamon not so bad. Great soundtrack too. Of course, Terence Stamp is always a plus.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 09:24 PM (qplvQ)

433 Just kidding. It was Hogmartin. Hog, you were right, too.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:24 PM (+Tibp)


Thanks. What were we talking about?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (fZuhk)

434 I also like Robocop because Houston stands in for future crapped out Detroit. Yea, hometown nostalgia.

Posted by: Texican ette at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (aUFe9)

435 Endeavor to persevere. Well that explains Sondra Locke. And as I've said many times The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Shootist are probably the 2 best western movies ever made.

Posted by: Eromero at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (zLDYs)

436 And then there was Saturn 3

https://youtu.be/NENxIu02bvg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (fAAc5)

437 415 Also, as Forrest Carter, wrote "The Education of Little Tree".

Posted by: bandersnatch

Also per wiki, that book was originally sold as 'a biography', then later retagged as fiction.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (MQ2up)

438 Thats one of the reasons why The Outlaw Josie Wales was great. It overcame whats her name. So good you don't even mind her (whose name seems to escape me and every body else apparently).
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 23, 2018 09:00 PM

I believe you are speaking of the talentless Sondra Locke. What can I say? Clint was dicking her. As a man, how do you tell a woman you're poking that she can't act for shit. Especially if you want to keep poking her. But, the fact that he cast her in that movie and subsequent movies proves my point about his quality as a director. Obviously, his dick is more important than the quality of his movies.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM


Ladies & Genltemen: I present to you The Gauntlet

QED

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (KCxzN)

439 Phenomena - Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence. Great 80's Italian horror.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (X+DbD)

440 5 I can't remember if the 3rd was actually good, or an excellent waste of time. Still, I hope they make another.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:08 PM (KeRzR)

That's one of those series where I can never remember how many there are because everything after the first blends together in my mind.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:10 PM (fZuhk)


Ha!

Pretty much. It's true. I can't even explain why I have it or like it myself. But there ya go. I think I hope they make another movie and return it to more of a 1st movie storyline. Mostly bcz there are not many movies that draw my interest.

I used to be so different. I think the advent of SuperHero movies is when I checked out. I am unable to keep up my enthusiasm, even if I may like the 1st installment.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (KeRzR)

441 When I think of heads swelling and popping like balloons I think of that High Noon in Space movie, "Outlander".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (gUCYC)

442 Thanks. What were we talking about?
Posted by: hogmartin

My illogical disrespect for Emily Blunt. The motion has been withdrawn.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 23, 2018 09:27 PM (+Tibp)

443 >>I think he, Stamp, recognized that he was in a way responsible. He and his daughter had that running gag about how she was going to call the law on him.



Yeah, that was a gut punch, but it's not like he could undo all of the stuff that got him to that moment - why does he stop with the *one guy* who was responsible for his daughter?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:27 PM (W+vEI)

444 441 When I think of heads swelling and popping like balloons I think of that High Noon in Space movie, "Outlander".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (gUCYC)

======

Outland is so good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at June 23, 2018 09:27 PM (Jj43a)

445 Amy Adams in Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day (I think) and Francis McDermott too.

Posted by: d9 at June 23, 2018 09:28 PM (WX+x0)

446 I also like Robocop because Houston stands in for future crapped out Detroit. Yea, hometown nostalgia.
Posted by: Texican ette at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (aUFe9)


That's cool, but Forest Park could stand in for Pripyat if they make a "20 years after Chernobyl" movie.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:28 PM (fZuhk)

447 I had a math professor at Nebraska who was proud of his son who was making it in Hollywood. His big break was as the suit with the gun who got blown away in the ED-209 demo.

Posted by: Came a hobo hikin' at June 23, 2018 09:28 PM (VWE5i)

448 How about a first sequel? I think The Incredibles 2 blew chunks.
From the mopey, Chi-com, Momma just can't even when fat boy bags a round eye hottie cartoon at the beginning, through the really wrinkly cast hyping the movie that **I'm about to watch so you obviously don't need to sell it to me, morons** and the Chi-comming of the Disney castle and then finally into the dull, boring, gurl-powr-boyz-druul, tedious, whiny, and most of all UNFUNNY main event, this movie wouldda stunk on ice.
Though not as bad as Darkman, or Grunt! the Wrestling Movie, or Richard Chamberlain's Allen Quartermain (the latter two of which were playing in adjacent rooms at the dollar theater back in the day--they were so bad that we just kept switching back and forth until we ran out of candy and left).
Posted by: Troll Feeder at June 23, 2018 09:17 PM (hbrU

---------

When listening to Mr. Incredible TALK is an actual annoyance (due to Craig T Nelson's extreme "old man" voice) you got problems. Couldn't they put it through some software to clear it up?

However, Elastigirl's action scenes were fantastic and I wonder why Fox can't do something similar for Mr. Fantastic.

Posted by: MAGA at June 23, 2018 09:29 PM (LnOh3)

449 400 I believe you are speaking of the talentless Sondra Locke. What can I say? Clint was dicking her. As a man, how do you tell a woman you're poking that she can't act for shit. Especially if you want to keep poking her. But, the fact that he cast her in that movie and subsequent movies proves my point about his quality as a director. Obviously, his dick is more important than the quality of his movies.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:15 PM (9BLnV)


I do not want to think about the implications for Every Which Way But Loose.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:29 PM (Vb4BV)

450 I'm reading a book on SF in rock and roll and now I'm on a Pink Floyd kick. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:29 PM (gUCYC)

451 Hate the Stooges. So fvcking hate the Stooges.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (EhZNT)


First there's someone trashing Darkman, now the Stooges? Is this some mirror universe AOS?

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at June 23, 2018 09:29 PM (sXefu)

452 >>Amy Adams in Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day (I think) and Francis McDermott too.


Francis McDormand is a delight in that movie!
Nice to see her in something light, silly even.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:30 PM (W+vEI)

453 That alleged Steed and Peel flick with Fiennes and Thurman.

Oh my God, that was awful.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at June 23, 2018 09:30 PM (lLeln)

454 don't have strong feelings one way or another about Emily Blunt,



Well, if she opens her mouth up about politics I'll be changing my mind.

She is in a sequel to Mary Fricking Poppins. But, once I saw some trailers for it, I softened my criticism. It looks like it is different enough that it might work.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:31 PM (KeRzR)

455 She is. But unlike Sarandon, she does not show bewbs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Yeah, she's so beautiful she doesn't have to.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:31 PM (qQ7kL)

456 Pretty much. It's true. I can't even explain why I have it or like it myself.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (KeRzR)


Because they're graphically exciting and fun to watch, that's why. Doesn't have to be anything more than that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (fZuhk)

457 And the guy who wrote Gone For Texas wrote a pretty good book about Geronimo, fictional to the max. I mean long on the fiction, but nonetheless a good read.

Posted by: Eromero at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (zLDYs)

458 I know I'm just representing the distaff side here, and therefor my opinion is suspect, but the only good Stooges sequence is the "oyster stew" bit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH28BCGb4s


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (gUCYC)

459 That alleged Steed and Peel flick with Fiennes and Thurman.

Oh my God, that was awful.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at June 23, 2018 09:30 PM (lLeln)



It was unwatchable garbage. It was like they never watched the TV show and had no clue as to what it was about. The same goes for the Man from UNCLE movie.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (SiINZ)

460 Eris, does Daft Punk Interstella 5555 count?

https://youtu.be/FGBhQbmPwH8

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (fAAc5)

461 Edge Of Tomorrow was the best of the Groundhog Day movies, including 'I toast to world peace' Groundhog Day.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:33 PM (6FqZa)

462 Good gol, Chris Hahn is a triple-decker douchecake

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:33 PM (e7oj4)

463 Anna, yes! It's mentioned in the book (which I shall pimp tomorrow).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:33 PM (gUCYC)

464 Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander? Who played and looked the part of Lara Croft best?

Discuss.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:34 PM (EM0pH)

465 Pretty much. It's true. I can't even explain why I have it or like it myself.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:26 PM (KeRzR)

Because they're graphically exciting and fun to watch, that's why. Doesn't have to be anything more than that.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:32 PM (fZuhk)


I have to write that down.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:34 PM (KeRzR)

466 ref Payback: Straight Up: The Director's Cut

(I thought I heard that the streak had been broken recently)
In none of the movie adaptation of "Richard Stark's" Parker novels* is the main character named Parker. They always change it a little. Like in this one, Mel Gibson is named "Porter".


*And there have a been a ton of them!

Posted by: ArthurK at June 23, 2018 09:34 PM (O29hh)

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Posted by: Torgo's theme song at June 23, 2018 09:35 PM (953wK)

468 Edge Of Tomorrow was the best of the Groundhog Day movies, including 'I toast to world peace' Groundhog Day.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:33 PM (6FqZa)


Do I need to put you in the corner again?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:35 PM (KeRzR)

469
My favorite thing to watch is election night coverage 2016. BEST ENDING EVER

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (SiINZ)

470 A movie I hate that contains a scene I love?
The End of Evangelion.
Taken as a whole, its a hideous evocation of cruelty, nihilism, and despair. But the "Asuka awakens" sequence, in which she regains her mojo, connects to her long-lost mother, and annihilates the invaders -- all to the accompaniment of glorious, triumphant music -- is a brief divergence into a different and infinitely better movie. A movie that would have redeemed the whole series.

Posted by: Rob Hobart at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (nf6f8)

471 I walked out of Born on the Fourth.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (FOPyv)

472 My favorite thing to watch is election night coverage 2016. BEST ENDING EVER

Same here!! Never get tired of it!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 09:37 PM (dUJdY)

473 I think the only movie I ever walked out on was "Tommy". It was just a mish-mash of pseudo-psychodelic scenes. Even Ann-Margaret and her body coudn't redeem it.

Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 09:37 PM (V+03K)

474 I don't even know y'all anymore. The best sequal of all time is Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:37 PM (EM0pH)

475 My favorite thing to watch is election night coverage 2016. BEST ENDING EVER
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (SiINZ)

--Agreed.

https://youtu.be/RE-uhXKO-nk

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:38 PM (e7oj4)

476 469 My favorite thing to watch is election night coverage 2016. BEST ENDING EVER
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (SiINZ)


I can't believe they left out the "concession speech" scene, though.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 09:38 PM (Vb4BV)

477 455 She is. But unlike Sarandon, she does not show bewbs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Yeah, she's so beautiful she doesn't have to.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:31 PM (qQ7kL)

++++

That's not how that works. That's not how that works, at all.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 09:38 PM (pvjTE)

478 One thing prevents me from declaring Groundhog Day to be "The Perfect Movie": Andie McDowell.


yrrch! So repulsive.


Never understood Harold Ramis's attraction to her.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (EhZNT)

479 TheQuietMan, the paid-off crooks at RottenTomatoes love to slide in antiTrump comments in their articles, which, I must add, are paid for by Warner Brothers.

They have Disqus. I have taken to commenting 'Hillary Clinton will never be President' wherever I see antiTrump snark.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (6FqZa)

480 Backdraft was great. What are you talking about.

Taking of Pelham 123 was ... a travolta film.

The Four Feathers was at once a great WASP time piece, very anglo-philic while at the same time they fucking hate the Brits and western civ.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (FOPyv)

481 >>My favorite thing to watch is election night coverage 2016. BEST ENDING EVER

Heh. Compare Rachel Maddow that night (genuine emotion) vs. Maddow's sobs over immigrant kids. LOL.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (W+vEI)

482 I walked out of Dumb & Dumber. It just wasn't funny. Then, it got worse.

Posted by: doug whiddon at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (ek0tc)

483 Hate the Stooges. So fvcking hate the Stooges.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (EhZNT)



Moe Howard deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award and possibly a Nobel Prize for establishing that the pipe wrench is definitely the most comedic tool of all tools.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (lSrgA)

484 Hillary's concession speech was 'blaargghhh' and only her toilet heard that. Maybe Huma.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (6FqZa)

485 474 I don't even know y'all anymore. The best sequal of all time is Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:37 PM (EM0pH)
---
OMG you are so correct. It's Shakespeare in parachute pants.

More conflicts should be settled by Dance Off.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (gUCYC)

486 466 In none of the movie adaptation of "Richard Stark's" Parker novels* is the main character named Parker. They always change it a little. Like in this one, Mel Gibson is named "Porter".


*And there have a been a ton of them!

Posted by: ArthurK


The Jason Stratham version is named Parker.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (MQ2up)

487 --Agreed.

https://youtu.be/RE-uhXKO-nk
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:38 PM (e7oj4)


All day, every day. I want to fill a bathtub with that video* and just... luxuriate.



* also yes, Singapura kittens too

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (fZuhk)

488 Catch 22, great movie the book was better.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (qQ7kL)

489 Hillary's concession speech was 'blaargghhh' and only her toilet heard that. Maybe Huma.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (6FqZa)


Oh sure, because Huma was holding her hair back.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (EhZNT)

490 And then there was Saturn 3

https://youtu.be/NENxIu02bvg
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at June 23, 2018 09:25 PM (fAAc5)



Well, it started pretty well with Harvey Kietel's character murdering the real pilot.

And S3 did have Farrah Fawcett's boobs...so points for that.


But, yeah...the whole horny, homicidal robot thing was ridiculous.

Good music though. Who did that?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (9q7Dl)

491 Off to Google Amy Adams as I have no idea who she is

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (pHfeF)

492 i'd like to know what brad bird's paycheck was for "incredibles 2". he could pretty much name his own price.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (Pg+x7)

493 While TJM is around, I recommend him doing a post about Flash Gordon.

While it's derided as camp and a joke, I think it's one of the best movies ever made. It's positives massively outweigh the (mis)perceived negatives.

View it as a space opera fantasy instead of science fiction and pretty much every criticism becomes moot.

Posted by: MAGA at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (LnOh3)

494 Also recommend Edge of Tomorrow and liked Cruise's Oblivion.

Battlefield Earth would make a fun epic in the right hands and Travolta sucks for his hash of a fun 1k page space yarn.

Posted by: d9 at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (WX+x0)

495 482 I walked out of Dumb & Dumber. It just wasn't funny. Then, it got worse.

Posted by: doug whiddon at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (ek0tc)

++++

She sent me a John Deere letter.

That film was hilarious.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (pvjTE)

496 Wow, I think the last time I listened -- really listened -- to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", I was enjoying a slight mescaline buzz.

It was a LONG long time ago.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (gUCYC)

497 And then there was Saturn 3


First good look at Farrah Fawcett's bewbs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (fuK7c)

498 Flash saved each one of us.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:43 PM (6FqZa)

499 Catch 22, great movie the book was better.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (qQ7kL)

Yup. Like the book more, but Alan Arkin as Yossarian was excellent. Wonderful adaptation, book to film.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:43 PM (EhZNT)

500 I seen her in a couple of movies

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 09:43 PM (pHfeF)

501 OMG. Walked out of The Lone Ranger

Posted by: Fast Eddie Felsen at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (/1AIY)

502 Yes. I recommend that one, too. Fun Sci-Fi and Tom Cruise is tolerable. He does *not* play the totally badass mavericky hero guy that he typically plays.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:22 PM (W+vEI)


That could also be said of Oblivion, although that kind of drags at times and the denouement with Morgan Freeman was a bit silly.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (/qEW2)

503 All day, every day. I want to fill a bathtub with that video* and just... luxuriate.



* also yes, Singapura kittens too
Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (fZuhk)

--Although this improves on it:


https://youtu.be/Kn9Xsmj942E

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (e7oj4)

504 Off to watch "High Society". It's not a patch on "The Philadelphia Story" but it has three things going for it: Louis Armstrong, the scenes with both Sinatra and Crosby, and the exteriors were shot in my home town. It's the way the place looked when I was a kid.

Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K)

505 Also recommend Edge of Tomorrow and liked Cruise's Oblivion. ...

Posted by: d9 at June 23, 2018 09:42 PM (WX+x0)


Agreed, Mrs. WTF and I watch both every time they're on.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (T71PA)

506 i'd like to know what brad bird's paycheck was for "incredibles 2". he could pretty much name his own price.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (Pg+x7)


Not knowing who Brad Bird is, I thought you were talking about Brandon Bird at first.

http://brandonbird.com/elysium.html

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:45 PM (fZuhk)

507 Dumb and Dumber was funny.

I'll box anyone over that.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (+lOpA)

508
https://youtu.be/RE-uhXKO-nk
Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 09:38 PM (e7oj4)
---

I bet Obama did go down as president!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (gUCYC)

509 0 A movie I hate that contains a scene I love?
Posted by: Rob Hobart at June 23, 2018 09:36 PM (nf6f



I sorta have a movie like that. Travolta and Sedgewick (Not partial to either actor,) in a pretty boring movie. But there is one scene where she shaves him and cuts his hair that is so intimate..way more than the wham-bam-ty mam' sex...or even the arty kind. I love that scene.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (KeRzR)

510 Oh sure, because Huma was holding her hair back wig gin bottle Pampers exoskeleton gin bottle anti-psychotic medication broom gin bottle black beating heart.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:41 PM (EhZNT)


fixed

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (lSrgA)

511 I bet Obama did go down as president!

I wish.

Posted by: Michelle at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (6FqZa)

512 Oblivion was cool but the girl's incredibly dilated pupils were a bit distracting.

Cocaine much?

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (+lOpA)

513 O/T: For "Game of Thrones" TV fans, just saw a news item that the actors who played Jon Snow and Ygritte (the red-headed Wilding love interest) -- Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie (she's a descendant of Scottish royalty), respectively -- were married today in her family's Scottish castle.
Which begs the question: how many people were killed at the reception? j/k

Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (BiLU+)

514 I liked the 1980s Lone Ranger movie. There is a scene in there where TLR and his brother are talking about how corrupt DC and politicians are.

Posted by: MAGA at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (LnOh3)

515 I bet Obama did go down as president!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (gUCYC)


Oh, yeah.

Posted by: Reggie at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (sXefu)

516 67
Kid Sheleen: You ought to see 'em from my side.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC)



You see my dilemma? I would love to see this movie. I've seen bits, but from way back in the day.





But dear Lord, my intense loathing of *her* *spits between fingers* wrecks the whole thing for me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 23, 2018 08:22 PM (EhZNT)


Robert DeNiro has ruined any of his movies for me after he has gone all "Punchy". I no longer see or hear the character he is trying to portray, just his a**hole attitude the last two years.

Really, eff him where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 23, 2018 09:48 PM (UsCnO)

517 Dumb and Dumber was funny.

I'll box anyone over that.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (+lOpA)

Totally agree. by far the best Farrely Brothers movie. by which I mean I mostly hate every other Farrely Brothers movie.

But I love Dumb and Dumber.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:48 PM (EhZNT)

518 ...and the denouement with Morgan Freeman was a bit silly.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (/qEW2)


I really like Oblivion but there is one nit that I pick every time I see it.

The scene where Cruise meets Freeman for the 1st time and Freeman is smoking a cigar. Since no tobacco had been grown in 60 years, that cigar has got to be one rasty dry horror.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:49 PM (T71PA)

519 513 O/T: For "Game of Thrones" TV fans, just saw a news item that the actors who played Jon Snow and Ygritte (the red-headed Wilding love interest) -- Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie (she's a descendant of Scottish royalty), respectively -- were married today in her family's Scottish castle.
Which begs the question: how many people were killed at the reception? j/k
Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (BiLU+)

She is royalty with a body like that!?!?!

*wipes brow*

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 23, 2018 09:51 PM (EM0pH)

520 Meh on the Alexander scene. I haven't seen the movie, never wished to, and sure haven't changed my mind. What a beefless Alex. THAT's the Warlike Son of Zeus? NFW.

And he gets the battle wrong. Arrian quite clearly says that Alexander released his auxiliary cavalry first, a few at a time, drawing the Persians into a full on matchup with the Companion cavalry. Only after that was won did Alexander turn to Darius.

(BTW, it was the first known use of reserves in battle.)

I don't even LIKE Alexander, as a man. But after years of resisting, I've had to rank him #1, over even Hannibal and Nelson.

Posted by: George LeS at June 23, 2018 09:51 PM (59GGI)

521 Since no tobacco had been grown in 60 years, that cigar has got to be one rasty dry horror.
Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:49 PM (T71PA)

Had a humidor that would make Rush Limbaugh sink to his knees, weeping out of sheer joy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:51 PM (EhZNT)

522 Alan Arkin as Yossarian was excellent. Wonderful adaptation, book to film.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge



I am the most renowned killer of fish in the whole United States Army Air Force. _Yossarian

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:52 PM (qQ7kL)

523 But I love Dumb and Dumber.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:48 PM (EhZNT)



I worked with a girl who loved Something About Mary, which I hated, and she hated Dumb and Dumber, which I loved.

Strange. Same producers.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:52 PM (+lOpA)

524 Which begs the question: how many people were killed at the reception? j/k
Posted by: ShainS at June 23, 2018 09:47 PM (BiLU+)

Sean Bean is unavailable for comment...

Posted by: Don Q at June 23, 2018 09:52 PM (NgKpN)

525 Finally saw Blade Runner 2049. It's a stellar Sunday afternoon movie. If you enjoyed the first one you will love this film. Not a perfect film. Once again Jerrod Leto performs a cringing performance and occasionally the dialogue is awful for some reason. But overall better than good to moments that are extraordinary. Highest recommendation for science fiction fans.

Posted by: Max Power at June 23, 2018 09:52 PM (QCc6B)

526 Also agreed that Arkin was the perfect Yossarian.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:52 PM (+lOpA)

527 >>Robert DeNiro has ruined any of his movies for me after he has gone all "Punchy". I no longer see or hear the character he is trying to portray, just his a**hole attitude the last two years.

Really, eff him where the sun don't shine.
- - -

Ugh, right?
So many of these actors have made me hate them back, IYKWIM, that I am repulsed on sight of them - will never watch their movies.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:53 PM (W+vEI)

528 How did it get to be almost ONT time? Where did the day go?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:54 PM (gUCYC)

529 Moe Howard deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award and possibly a Nobel Prize for establishing that the pipe wrench is definitely the most comedic tool of all tools.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 09:40 PM (lSrgA)

I wonder how many starry eyed young boys were surprised when they crushed the skull of one of their brothers and it didn't ring like a bell but sort of sounded like running over a dog with a car? I know I was!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:54 PM (9BLnV)

530 So many of these actors have made me hate them back, IYKWIM, that I am repulsed on sight of them - will never watch their movies.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:53 PM (W+vEI)

Which brings me full circle to: do I watch Cat Baloo or not?

Well, my battery is dying. Might be back, or I might be watching MST.

Lates.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:56 PM (EhZNT)

531 How did it get to be almost ONT time? Where did the day go?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 09:54 PM (gUCYC)


Right?

I accidentally took a nap, so I guess I have no excuse. But still!

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 09:56 PM (fZuhk)

532 Actors should take a hint from Charley Sheen unleashed. Actors do characters who are not themselves and speak words they did not think.

Attention all actors STFU and go back to work.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:56 PM (qQ7kL)

533 So, duel at dawn over Dumb and Dumber?

Pistols, paintball guns, or nerf machine guns?

Crossbows and Longbows will not be available.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (KeRzR)

534 Intersectionality is like Thanos' glove, you can rule the universe if you have every victim status.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (rnAwa)

535 One thing prevents me from declaring Groundhog Day to be "The Perfect Movie": Andie McDowell.

yrrch! So repulsive.

Never understood Harold Ramis's attraction to her.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM (EhZNT)

Well, he wasn't really attracted to all of her. Just certain parts of her body.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (9BLnV)

536 What time is the ONT?

Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (XOAlA)

537 I wonder how many starry eyed young boys were surprised when they crushed the skull of one of their brothers and it didn't ring like a bell but sort of sounded like running over a dog with a car? I know I was!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:54 PM (9BLnV)


When I was 13 I was on the Jr. High wrestling team. I used to practice with a guy from India and he thought rasselin' and the 3 stooges were the way to do it. It really hurt.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 23, 2018 09:58 PM (T71PA)

538 I went to Mass where the priest delivered a silent homily. Seriously, he literally sat down and had the congregation sit quietly for ten minutes.

Sheesh, and they say *I* suffer from sloth...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 09:58 PM (6FqZa)

539 So, duel at dawn over Dumb and Dumber?

Pistols, paintball guns, or nerf machine guns?

Crossbows and Longbows will not be available.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (KeRzR)

What about hot sauce and champagne corks?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 09:58 PM (9BLnV)

540 504 Off to watch "High Society". It's not a patch on "The Philadelphia Story" but it has three things going for it: Louis Armstrong, the scenes with both Sinatra and Crosby, and the exteriors were shot in my home town. It's the way the place looked when I was a kid.
Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K)

Well, High Society had the incomparable Grace Kelly, who definitely had several orders more pizazz than Kate Hepburn.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at June 23, 2018 09:59 PM (qplvQ)

541 So many of these actors have made me hate them back, IYKWIM, that I am repulsed on sight of them - will never watch their movies.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 23, 2018 09:53 PM (W+vEI)

It does suck. Not just movies but TV shows too. It's the hate and name calling...vs. a political disagreement.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:59 PM (KeRzR)

542 Dumb and Dumber was funny.

I'll box anyone over that.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 09:46 PM (+lOpA)

Totally agree. by far the best Farrely Brothers movie. by which I mean I mostly hate every other Farrely Brothers movie.

But I love Dumb and Dumber.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:48 PM

Agreed. It's the only movie of Jim Carrey's that holds up well, for me anyway. He's gone full-tilt lefty crazy though. But he was always someone who looked like he'd be in a mental institution if he hadn't hit it big.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 09:59 PM (2NqXo)

543 533 So, duel at dawn over Dumb and Dumber?

Pistols, paintball guns, or nerf machine guns?

Crossbows and Longbows will not be available.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (KeRzR)


I will settle for manspaining teh awesomness of Dumb and Dumber to you over a pillow fight.

Cause you're an ette.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (+lOpA)

544 Jesus.. people are already shooting off fireworks here. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

545 So, duel at dawn over Dumb and Dumber?

Pistols, paintball guns, or nerf machine guns?

Crossbows and Longbows will not be available.
Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM

Did you get a gun? I didn't get a gun.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (2NqXo)

546 ONT up

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

547 I don't mind Andie McDowell, but the character she played on Groundhog Day was terrible.

Bill Murray is stuck in purgatory until he can convince that character he is worthy. Ugh. To me that's like being in hell.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (6FqZa)

548 536 What time is the ONT?
Posted by: ALH at June 23, 2018 09:57 PM (XOAlA)
----

Now!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (gUCYC)

549 THE ONT IS NOOD

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 10:01 PM (pHfeF)

550 One thing prevents me from declaring Groundhog Day to be "The Perfect Movie": Andie McDowell.

yrrch! So repulsive.

Never understood Harold Ramis's attraction to her.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at June 23, 2018 09:39 PM

She's an Orc?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 10:02 PM (2NqXo)

551 532 Actors should take a hint from Charley Sheen unleashed. Actors do characters who are not themselves and speak words they did not think.

Attention all actors STFU and go back to work.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 23, 2018 09:56 PM (qQ7kL)


Just that. Actors do a basically weird thing. They get taken over by a character, and can actually play-act that, so well that you are convinced. To be really good at that is rare. To be so very good at it, and to scintillate on camera, is even rarer. So if you have been blessed with all of that, just go to work and do it, and count your blessings. No one cares what you think about the President.

Take a cue from one of the very best: Gary Oldman. Doesn't talk much outside the work, does he? Can't tell what his politics are, can you? Are you better than him? No, you're not. So shut up.

Posted by: Splunge at June 23, 2018 10:03 PM (Vb4BV)

552 The Lone Ranger ... a movie I never saw, but the horrible, thudding disaster of it set off some discussions among the writer-ilk, about how we would go about re-launching the franchise if the power were ever given to us to do so.
My own suggestion - rack it back 40 years, lose the mask and the silver bullets, and make it a historical set during the time of the Republic of Texas -- and make it aimed at tween-teen boys inspired me no end.
Two collections of classic Western adventures later -- (but with the identifiable other bits carefully sand-papered off...)
Lone Star Sons and Lone Star Glory. On Amazon, etc.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at June 23, 2018 10:04 PM (xnmPy)

553 Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, DeNiro...all have crossed the line and insulted people too many times. Many more also.

Then there is Robert Redford who spoke about it in an adult way. The difference in their approaches is staggering. I may disagree with Redford, but he still operates in a respectful way. He also talked about America, and how did we get here. Which I think everyday. So the difference is stark between the screechers and the sane.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 10:05 PM (KeRzR)

554 alexander? ooo ooo ooo [raises hand]

it's estimated that alexander and his army marched over 10,000 miles i less than a decade of conquest. that's like crossing the u.s. 4 times including crossing mountains, bridging rivers, laying seiner to cities and fighting battles. boggles the mind.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 10:06 PM (Pg+x7)

555 laying siege to cities.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 10:07 PM (Pg+x7)

556 Almost walked out of the heap of crap reboot Star Trek Into Darkness. The arrogance of the movie makers to take the greatest Star Trek movie ever and remake with a reversed death role? The original had years to build the Kirk-Spock friendship so when Spock dies (spoiler) happened it meant something. What a crap fest.

Saw Incredibles 2 and it was good but no where close to the first. The SJW theme kept getting in the way of great music, animation, and action. Good lord, every character that was in a power position was a woman. Elastagirl, Violet, the villain, and even the amabassador were the ones in power. The first had a balance that every character had a chance to shine.

It wasn't all bad although...Jack-Jack vs. the racoon was hilarious...Edna Mole steals the movie...and there was a fight scene between ElastaGirl and the main villain that was mind blowingly great. It did need more Dash in it and Frozone.

Posted by: Rgallegos at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (59GQk)

557 I will settle for manspaining teh awesomness of Dumb and Dumber to you over a pillow fight.

Cause you're an ette.
Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 10:00 PM (+lOpA)


Doodlebrain, and I mean that affectionately, i never saw the movie, so I don't even have an opinion.

I was gonna be the duel...referee? What are those guys called? I was gonna count out the paces and do all that kinda cool stuff. Probably wear an awesome outfit.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 10:09 PM (KeRzR)

558 I saw "Avatar" all the way through. In a theater. The thing I dislike about it is that there is not a single competent human in it.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (tGO9e)

559 552: the lone ranger... how we would relaunch the franchise..."

which brings to mind the last star trek reboot, star trek: enterprise. what a great opportunity to gradually show the advance of technology from today to the tech of the original series. instead they jumped right into zipping around the galaxy meeting rubber-faced aliens like the other shows.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (Pg+x7)

560 most heterosexual men found Andi McDowell to be quite fetching. Although, nancy had nice hooters.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (FOPyv)

561 552: the lone ranger... how we would relaunch the franchise..."


Didn't they try to with Johnny Depp? It was a disaster. I hope they leave it alone. The SJW issues would kill me.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 10:14 PM (KeRzR)

562 Damn, missed this one.

Stupid dinner...

Ah well, will read and then comment anyway!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 23, 2018 10:25 PM (xJa6I)

563 Just got back from Jurassic Park. I suspect the Director filmed an hour and 45 minutes of CGI actions scenes then stopped, trying to figure out what he had forgotten.
Then it came to him, he forgot a PLOT!
Then he shrugged, asked someone to hold his beer then tried to shoehorn a plot into about ten minutes of bad dialogue.
The bad guys are so cliché and stupid you feel sorry for the CGI dinosaurs that have to eat them.

Posted by: JB1000 at June 23, 2018 10:26 PM (ECkAC)

564 Movies I've walked out on:

McHale's Navy
Godzilla 1998
Pan's Labyrinth
...possibly others but that's all I got for now.

I'm MUCH more selective about what movies I see now. The Last Jedi was the last straw for me in a lot of ways. I simply will not spend time and money on something (Rifftrax aside, cuz I gotta support my Homies) that I haven't heard reviews from people I trust.

Even then...I skipped Soylo: A Soy Wars story. I skipped Oceans 8. I am skipping The Incredibles 2.

I have no more trust in me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 23, 2018 10:29 PM (xJa6I)

565
559 552: the lone ranger... how we would relaunch the franchise..."

which brings to mind the last star trek reboot, star trek: enterprise. what a great opportunity to gradually show the advance of technology from today to the tech of the original series. instead they jumped right into zipping around the galaxy meeting rubber-faced aliens like the other shows.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 23, 2018 10:12 PM (Pg+x7)

How about a good UESN vs. Romulan war? Primitive nukes and all. That would be a good way to introduce Vulcans, Andorians and Tellerites and make a UFP setup seem realistic.
Pacifist UESN vs warlike Romulans would be a near run thing at the beginning. Desperate former rival races unite to fight the common enemy that threatens to crush them all. Then the matter-antimatter vessels of the UESN would crush the fusion Romulans in the end.
Or something.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 23, 2018 10:30 PM (e1mEI)

566

Whoreywood continues to give us what they insist we watch for our betterment, rather than what we want to watch for our entertainment.

Fuck. Them.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:32 PM (UFLLM)

567

Also Nood, You Blue Falcons...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 23, 2018 10:36 PM (UFLLM)

568 Are there movies that you generally dislike but contain individual sequences or elements that you overall enjoy?

Upon first viewing, I didn't like 'Boondock Saints II' (The original 'Boondock Saints' is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time). But upon repeat viewings, I liked it more and more. It's not up there with the original for me, but I can say that I genuinely like the movie and was hoping the last scene was setting up an eventual 'Boondock Saints III'.

That said, it did NOT seem to be very popular with many others.

But the infamous Rocco speech scene I think even fans critical of the movie could think was awesome. An awesome, awesome defense of 'toxic masculinity' that is simply... awesome.

"Men build things. Then we die. It's in our f-cking DNA! That's.what.we.DO!"

https://bit.ly/2IjkNbT

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 23, 2018 10:54 PM (7A4qQ)

569 I've never actually left a movie theater I paid to get into -- though there were undoubtedly some films I wish I had walked out of.

Dr. Mrs. T. and I did "walk out of" a couple of movies on DVD. We bailed on Pearl Harbor after the attack was over and we realized that godawful movie was only HALFWAY OVER and we couldn't hope for Admiral Yamamoto to save us anymore.

The other one was Cameron's Avatar, which we gave up on about two-thirds of the way through because we both knew exactly what was going to happen and didn't really want to watch the cast going through the motions. Maybe it was better on the big screen.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 23, 2018 11:09 PM (8c54+)

570 I walked out of The Boyfriend and Caligula. I'm sure there's a message there somewhere.
Sharkey's Machine was awesome.
A good friend, and aspiring actor, pushed me into seeing the remake of The Seagull.
Should have been called "The Turkey."

Posted by: vivi at June 23, 2018 11:10 PM (11H2y)

571 Oh, 'the Suicide Kings" I will watch every time it's on. Christopher Walken and Dennis Leary, great plot and a bunch of trust fund boys who get their comeuppance when they try to punch above their weight.

Posted by: vivi at June 23, 2018 11:13 PM (11H2y)

572 I liked Jeff Who Lives at Home except for all the parts of the movie with Susan Sarandon in them. Those parts are totally WTF, the rest pretty funny.

Posted by: OCBill at June 23, 2018 11:15 PM (FhU1S)

573 Me and my roomates used to drive to Colorado to ski, and we'd watch Dumb and Dumber every time the night before the drive.

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 23, 2018 11:23 PM (V8zw+)

574 220 The 2005 War of the Worlds movie was pretty mediocre (the bratty kids ruined it).

Posted by: JC at June 23, 2018 08:36 PM

A-freaking-men to this. I actually liked the movie, but those f-cking whiney-ass kids pissed me the hell off in every.freaking.scene.they.were.in.

I have watched the full movie once, hating the kids and hoping they'd die the entire time. Then tried to watch it again some time later when it was on somewhere and just couldn't. Because those annoying freaking brats.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 23, 2018 11:37 PM (7A4qQ)

575 39 Anyone see the new JP movie? Comments?
Posted by: tbodie at June 23, 2018 07:41 PM (E9ede)


Mrs IMG and I just returned from viewing it (big screen, XD sound, barcalounger seating).

1. We liked Chris Pratt and his character.
2. There's a KAF type character that we did not care for. Fortunately, she's quite minor to the story.
3. Her counterpart character is a soy boy. Also very minor. Nuff said about that.
4. Overall enjoyable

Nit picking points:

1. Mercs never bring enough gun in the movies in this series, which makes no sense. They know they are going after predators the size of elephants. Those guys are supposed to be former Army and USMC. so they'd look at dino's as tanks and bring the HEAT and armor piercing rifle/machine gun ammo.
2. Dino's aren't tanks. More like APCs. Very much killable by guys on foot with proper weapons.
3. I don't buy some of the big dino's physics: 1 ton +, walk/run/jump on two legs. That's a lot of ground pressure and some stuff in this movies that should break from that doesn't. Dunno if that's ignorance or license to "tell a good story"

Overall, we liked it and would see again.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 24, 2018 12:07 AM (di1hb)

576 #411 "Has there ever been a SECOND sequel that was not a complete waste of time?"

I can only think of one: Toy Story 3. I was dubious going in but it totally won me over. I am dubious that there is going to be a Toy Story 4... 3 was such a great way to end the series, and I don't know where they will go with it; but maybe 4 will win me over too.

Note, the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger was good, but I'm not sure that counts as a sequel of a sequel.


#421 I also liked Edge of Tomorrow, but I prefer the title of the book it was based on: "All You Need Is Kill"

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

Posted by: mr_jack at June 24, 2018 01:17 AM (57l0O)

577 "Leaving Las Vegas" with the execrable Nicholas Cage was really awful, unredeemed by the presence of Elizabeth Shue , shown peeing on a toilet.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at June 24, 2018 01:23 AM (611Lm)

578 Jim Carrey has a ll the intelligence of a ameoda and all the charm of a or Gilla Monster and is as hugable as a cactus his movies are junk and his art stinks Clooney Toons George Clooney has all the mind of a squished ant and Leonardo DiCaprio has all the attention span of a chicken

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at June 24, 2018 02:26 AM (FLiOE)

579 >>>The second is that even bad movies can have good elements.

This is also true of parties and other life events. And is generally true of life.

Posted by: m at June 24, 2018 03:55 AM (/TzhX)

580 One day, I will die, and when I am approaching that final curtain, I can face my maker and say "I did not waste 2 hours of my life watching 'Taxi' with Queen Latifa and Jimmy Fallon."

You are right about the last 30 minutes of "The Lone Ranger;" they are fun. However, it's a real slog to get there; it takes 45 minutes just to get to the plot.

Go to YouTube and listen to a radio episode of "Gunsmoke," with William Conrad as Marshall Dillion. The writing and acting are flawless, and you are done in 30 minutes.

Posted by: Darwin Akbar at June 24, 2018 07:24 AM (/HPTN)

581 I walked out on Koyaanisqatsi in the 80s. No plot, just fast moving images of nature and what industrial man had built. Not recommended for epileptics, that's for sure.

Posted by: KathleenP at June 24, 2018 10:05 AM (lVtvs)

582 I thought the new comedy "Tag" was a dud, but the first time they used the slo-mo effect to show Jeremy Renner avoiding a tag grabbed me. The novelty, and the movie in toto, quickly wore thin.

Posted by: Christian Toto at June 24, 2018 10:25 AM (GppXG)

583 I think of "The Final Frontier" as a buddy movie, and less so as a Star Trek movie. I rather enjoyed it.

Posted by: Sheerq at June 24, 2018 12:08 PM (uxJlk)

Chess Thread 06-23-2018

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GM Ju Wenjun


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (694)

Hint: Black must prepare before taking advantage of the open 'h' file


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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (684)

Hint: Don't be too hasty to capture the 'h' pawn


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1R6/8/8/8/6K1/7p/5p1k/B7 w - - 0 1


And Now, Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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Greetings From Romania




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"It's just not fair", Barron sulked. "Everywhere we go, the hottest woman is always my mom."

___________

Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


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r2qkb1r/pp3pp1/2pp2p1/4n3/P1BQP1P1/2N5/1PP2PP1/R1B2RK1 b kq - 0 1

1...Nf3+!

Sub-optimal is an immediate 1...Qh4? because of 2.f3! and the certain win has slipped away. So 1...Nf3 has to be played in preparation for what follows.

2.gxf3 Qh4
3.Resigns

There's no defense against 3...Qh2# unless you're a chess app and want to die tired, like mine does, e.g. 3.Bxf7+ Kxf7 4.Bh6 Rxh6 5.Qc4+ d5 6.Qxd5+ cxd5 7.b3 Qh2#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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1R6/8/8/8/6K1/7p/5p1k/B7 w - - 0 1

1. Be5+ Kh1 2. Rb1+ Kg2 3. Rb2 h2 4. Bd4

Tempting is 4.Bxh2, hoping for 4...Bxh2 5.Rxf2 for the easy win, but Black has 4...Kh1!
5.Rb1+ (Not 5.Rxf2?? Stalemate) Kg2 6.Ra1 f1=Q 7.Rxf1 Kxf1 and draw

4...h1=Q
5.Rxf2+ Kg1
6.Kg3 for the win.

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

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1 I wonder if I should stay away from puzzles after last night

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 05:32 PM (pHfeF)

2 Lingered on the last pic.

Worth giving up first.

Posted by: golfman at June 23, 2018 05:33 PM (If3tB)

3 Not seeing much white can do on #1 after Q-h4

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (pHfeF)

4 (in code)

Problem 1:

... Og4+

Problem 2:

Sc3

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 05:38 PM (UqY2u)

5
The girls in the first pic look a little stiff.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 23, 2018 05:39 PM (10vO4)

6 Just saw this ad for a Minnesota Senate candidate.

Dumpster Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=6QFPdGiD8EE

If this dude is elected we are truly toast in Minnesota.

Posted by: X-ray at June 23, 2018 05:40 PM (/EMQL)

7 Yay! The Chest Thread!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 05:40 PM (B1rg0)

8 Not seeing much white can do on #1 after Q-h4

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (pHfeF)


f3 allows lots of problems

First white would check with the bishop (bxf7+) and then the f3 allows a lot of escaping.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 23, 2018 05:41 PM (UqY2u)

9 Melania is so beautiful.
The Mooch must be green with envy.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at June 23, 2018 05:42 PM (h7sWp)

10 Oh for the days when we used to view the latest fashions in the department store windows!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 23, 2018 05:42 PM (6Jzz+)

11 Anne St Marie must have had some ribs removed. She has an eight inch waist.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 05:42 PM (B1rg0)

12 3 Not seeing much white can do on #1 after Q-h4
Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (pHfeF)


1...Qh4 is premature due to 2.f3! and so the quick win slips away.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at June 23, 2018 05:43 PM (UX379)

13 Just saw this ad for a Minnesota Senate candidate.

Dumpster Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=6QFPdGiD8EE

If this dude is elected we are truly toast in Minnesota.
Posted by: X-ray at June 23, 2018 05:40 PM (/EMQL)

Dick Painter, the same guy who said we would have been better off if we never declared Independence.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 23, 2018 05:43 PM (/pt8Q)

14 Been watching lots of World Cup action this weekend. Say what you will about soccer, but one thing I love seeing is how much pride the players take in their national anthems. It really makes the NFL players look like assholes.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at June 23, 2018 05:44 PM (jg0qR)

15 9 Melania is so beautiful.
The Mooch must be green with envy.
Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at June 23, 2018 05:42 PM (h7sWp)

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It's just jealousy that prevents Mooch from helping out poor Melania with fashion advice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 23, 2018 05:44 PM (B1rg0)

16
How about a Lederhosen thread some day?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 05:44 PM (SByeH)

17
Bustierre thread?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 23, 2018 05:45 PM (SByeH)

18
Oh for the days when w