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Overnight Open Thread 5/28/17 (tmi3rd)

Good evening, Morons and Moronettes, and welcome to tonight's ONT. I'm tmi3rd, and I'm enjoying my last summer break ever after my first year of medical school.

Veteran Morons and Moronettes will remember me from prior ONTs and weather threads. If you're unfamiliar with me, I've been around quite a while, but real life has moved me out of the blogging business for the most part.

Anyway, thank you for the opportunity to entertain you, and let's begin! More below the fold...

Memorial Day

By the time this post goes up, it'll be approaching midnight on the East Coast, so a couple of thoughts on Memorial Day...

I've quietly observed a number of my friends who have done multiple combat tours across the services on Memorial Day for the past few years. The words I'd use to describe them are quiet and reflective. The stories they've told me haven't gone into much detail, but it's quite clear what their fallen brothers mean to them. It's even more clear when the fallen brother saved someone else's life what it all means.

My family are primarily Navy, but my great uncle went ashore with the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division on D-Day. He took a round in the rear end for his trouble, but he survived where many of his brothers did not. He spoke very little of it in the decades I knew him (he passed away a few years back).

What speaks to me as a civilian is the sacrifices that my friends, both American and Canadian, have made for our great nations. When I watch my veteran friends with my children, and how much these warriors dote upon my children, it reminds me of the debt of honor I feel towards these warriors. It will be a true labor of love for me to attend to these warriors in their time of need, and I pray only to be worthy of the opportunity.

If you're reading these words this evening, and the sadness is hitting you as you remember your brothers-in-arms, there is an ear and a shoulder waiting for you. You can find me on Twitter, and please know that I, along with my colleagues in the field, are around for you if you need us. It's the very least we can do.

For the fallen, I raise my glass and pray that God Almighty cradles you in the palm of His hand for all eternity. Rest in peace, and may a grateful nation be worthy of your unconditional love.

no greater love.jpg

Tonight's musical selections...

Tonight's theme is "Great Songs Overshadowed By Not-So-Great Movies".

The first offering is from 707, the title track to the execrable movie Megaforce (1982). Now, I LOVED Megaforce as a kid, but let's not kid each other- it's a pretty bad movie. Barry Bostwick played our hero Ace Hunter, the late Persis Khambatta as his obligatory love interest, and so forth.

It is quite frankly worth sitting through 90 minutes of movie so bad that it makes your average Junk Clod Von Dumb dialogue come across like Ronald Reagan's prime oratory just to get to this song in the closing credits:


The second and third offerings are from a Canadian act known as Kick Axe, but known on the original Transformers: The Movie (1986) soundtrack as Spectre General.

I've had the good fortune of playing both these next two tunes live as encores, and been astonished as the remaining audience quite literally rushed forward to listen. They are "Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way" and "Hunger".

The soundtrack features Stan Bush (whom you'll know from various Van Damme movies), Vince DiCola (famous for the Rocky IV soundtrack and Staying Alive, and Lion, but these are unquestionably the two takeaway tracks from this soundtrack. One is the movie poster, and the second is my personal favorite, where they set footage from Street Fighter X Tekken against it.



Any suggestions? Throw 'em in the comments, by all means.

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Longtime Morons and Moronettes will recall that Drew M. and I are big hockey guys. I played two years of college hockey, and worked as an official in minor-league hockey for nearly a decade. Not hailing from an NHL market, I adopted the Nashville Predators as my team when my wife and I moved there a decade ago (we've since moved on). This is the first time a team that I have an emotional attachment has played for the Stanley Cup.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, who are the defending Stanley Cup champions, boast the best 1-2 punch in the league at center with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Both their goaltenders have won Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, and even though their defensive corps have been decimated by injuries, they've shown remarkable resiliency in these playoffs.

My Predators, on the other hand, have probably the best defensive corps in the league (four of their six defensemen would be No. 1 defensemen on almost any other team in the league), and goaltender Pekka Rinne has been stellar in their playoff run. They have some very capable forwards in Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, and former Penguin James Neal. On the celebrity front, team captain Mike Fisher is married to country music star Carrie Underwood.

It should be a hell of a series, and if the Pens' last two series are any indication, it'll go seven games.

Wrapping up...

I thought about goofing with this a bit more, but on the eve of Memorial Day, I figured it might be better to stick with that theme, and tie it in with hockey. The Montreal Canadiens quote "In Flanders Field" (the World War I poem) in their locker room...

Habs.jpg

...and so it seems only right to put the whole thing in tonight's thread.

In Flanders Field.jpg

So once again- to all who have worn the uniform, my thanks to you. For all who have given their lives in the service of our great nation, we are in debt to you. May we as a nation strive to ever be worthy of the love you have shown us.

That's what I've got for tonight- if you need to get a hold of me, come find me on Twitter, and y'all play nice... I've got to get up in the morning, so I won't be around terribly late monitoring the thread.

Thanks for reading!

-tmi3rd

PS- via Maetenloch-

Top 10 commenters:
1 [498 comments] 'Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy' [69.98 posts/day]
2 [493 comments] 'yankeefifth'
3 [374 comments] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
4 [373 comments] 'Tammy al-Thor'
5 [334 comments] 'Deplorable Jay Guevara'
6 [311 comments] 'Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants'
7 [290 comments] 'TheQuietMan'
8 [285 comments] 'logprof'
9 [284 comments] 'shibumi'
10 [264 comments] 'Lizzy'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [81 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear' [11.38 unique names/day]
2 [65 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [41 names] 'The Political Hat'
4 [40 names] 'Insomniac, Lord Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy'
5 [39 names] 'Caleb Joshua Pine'
6 [38 names] 'Bertram Cabot, Jr.'
7 [31 names] 'Count de Monet'
8 [31 names] 'Adirondack Patriot'
9 [29 names] 'Notorious BFD'
10 [25 names] 'andycanuck'

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Comments

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1 Near the top.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (D2vc1)

2 Pervyy!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

3 2nd

Posted by: teej at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (qREJU)

4 Nailed it!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (D2vc1)

5 You go Country Boy!

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (kufk0)

6 Ne pervyy...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (e9G8E)

7 wtg Country Boy!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (CNHr1)

8 tmi3rd... good to see you again

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (CNHr1)

9 Okay, 22nd then.
And good night.

Posted by: teej at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (qREJU)

10 wtg Country Boy!


Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (CNHr1)

Thank you!!! Woo hoo!! Good way to start the week.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (D2vc1)

11 First, Scene 8.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (F8jk2)

12 Hi folks- I'll be around for about an hour for the chatter, then it's off to bed.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (vN/kV)

13 Hi Jewells! How's all?

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (vN/kV)

14 You go Country Boy!

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (kufk0)

Thank you ma'am!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (D2vc1)

15 Dammit, Jim- I'm a doctor, not a blogger!

Posted by: Bones at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (ysprU)

16 You obviously murdered Slap, CB.


GO PENS!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (DfC8b)

17 OMG. I have NEVER been in the top commenters before!

I feel like celebrating! Carmel sea-salt ice cream for all!

/or should I re-examine my life?

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (aT+Bx)

18 Excellent ONT, tmi3rd.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

19 Going pretty good tmi.. started a business and it's doing okay for being in the infant stage. Retiring next year after 30 years on the job. Hoping the new biz takes off so mama can have some money to finally go all those places I've dreamed of going.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (CNHr1)

20 The night nurse has confiscated Slap's keyboard for some minor infraction...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (e9G8E)

21
You obviously murdered Slap, CB.

--

I'm hoping the Mis Hum isn't in a pit somewhere, trying desperately to climb out to do the ONT...

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:56 PM (aT+Bx)

22 If it's tmi3rd there's a storm somewhere.
Hello, tmi3rd.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 10:56 PM (TD9KB)

23 Tequila for me shibumi

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:56 PM (CNHr1)

24 Hi, gNewt. Yeah, there are storms around, but not in my neck of the woods. Yesterday, on the other hand...

And thanks, rickl! It's good to be back for a bit.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 10:57 PM (vN/kV)

25 Shibumi has charted! Congratulations...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 10:57 PM (e9G8E)

26 Ah, Transformers when a million children cried when Optimus Prime died.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:57 PM (ycWCI)

27 Ace of Spades is taking a long time to load. It's fast when I go to comments. Anyone else running into that?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 10:57 PM (+lVUW)

28 OMG. I have NEVER been in the top commenters before!

I feel like celebrating! Carmel sea-salt ice cream for all!

/or should I re-examine my life?

Posted by: shibumi at May



source of shame not pride.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:58 PM (cPsPa)

29
Tequila for me shibumi
--

And tequila for all who do choose!

It's... Westworld/Futureworld/Romanworld!

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:58 PM (aT+Bx)

30 Woohoo, my plan of splitting posting between four different devices has saved me from the Wall.

Sure, it was a plan...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:58 PM (ycWCI)

31 <pukes on ONT>


OK not really but it felt good anyway.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:58 PM (tHwdc)

32 OMG. I have NEVER been in the top commenters before!

I feel like celebrating! Carmel sea-salt ice cream for all!

/or should I re-examine my life?

Posted by: shibumi at May



source of shame not pride.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:58 PM (cPsPa)

I made it for the first time a couple weeks ago and seemed pretty pleased with myself.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 10:59 PM (D2vc1)

33 Megaforce made for one of the best Rifftrax, which is now unavailable for some reason. I'm glad I bought it when I did.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:59 PM (ANIFC)

34 Shadilay, Shadilay o nooo

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 10:59 PM (6FqZa)

35 I hope someone held your hair Miley.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (CNHr1)

36 OK not really but it felt good anyway.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




here, use this. rinse, spit, and repeat until your breath smells like scotch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

37 Shadilay, my dudes!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (TwwWO)

38 I made it for the first time a couple weeks ago and seemed pretty pleased with myself.
Posted by: Country Boy at May




not my rule

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

39 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (nvMvs)

40 Not hailing from an NHL market, I adopted the Nashville Predators as my team when my wife and I moved there a decade ago (we've since moved on). This is the first time a team that I have an emotional attachment has played for the Stanley Cup.


--I'm pulling for Smashville as well. The Preds have bested my Jets probably at a rate of .700 or so the last 7 years.

Carrie Underwood is also a great Hockey WAG.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:01 PM (GsAUU)

41
I feel like celebrating! Carmel sea-salt ice cream for all!
/or should I re-examine my life?
Posted by: shibumi


Re-examine your ice cream.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

42 --and damn, for the first time probably a year I am back on the Top 10.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:01 PM (GsAUU)

43 So, after Ace's review of the new series, I started watching the old Twin Peaks on Amazon Prime.

I can see why people were fascinated with it at the time. It is like a parody of the prime time soaps and the criminal procedurals to come.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:02 PM (ycWCI)

44
*peruses Wall of Shame*

*buffs nails*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:02 PM (ZO497)

45 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (nvMvs)

Evening neighbor!!

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 11:02 PM (D2vc1)

46 I've read that Miley is drunk... and naked...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 11:03 PM (e9G8E)

47 Watching Tora, Tora, Tora on TCM. The Japs are gonna head for Honarooroo.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (ZO497)

48 Hello, 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (rJUlF)

49 here, use this. rinse, spit, and repeat until your breath smells like scotch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (cPsPa)

Thank you for that.
Also, I don't do buttstuff. I'm just putting this out there on every thread in case anyone has any ideas.
Not that anyone has any ideas about me.

Just sayin'
<pours another drink>
Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (tHwdc)

50 yes, Palpatine, I actually looked up your national anthem.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

51 46 I've read that Miley is drunk... and naked...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 11:03 PM (e9G8E)

Go on...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (rJUlF)

52 I've read that Miley is drunk... and naked...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May




someone isn't

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (cPsPa)

53 I liked the cool armed vehicles in Megaforce,had some of the toys when I was a kid.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (rmVvL)

54 *buffs fingernails*

And again I avoid the Top Ten.

Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (d4e3K)

55 Hi folks- I'll be around for about an hour for the chatter, then it's off to bed.
--

(does he not know what goes on here on the ONT? Pretty sure we need Supervision...)

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (aT+Bx)

56 hi everybody

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (tfQTV)

57 'I don't do buttstuff'

Dammit.

Posted by: brett 'pillowbiter' stephens at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (6FqZa)

58
Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




so, hello there

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (cPsPa)

59 17 OMG. I have NEVER been in the top commenters before!

I feel like celebrating! Carmel sea-salt ice cream for all!

/or should I re-examine my life?

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (aT+Bx)

If it means you should reexamine your life, then I REALLY need to reexamine mine. Oy.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

60 50. Moving and beautiful, isn't it?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (TwwWO)

61 Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (tHwdc)

How about arm-pits? asking for a friend's brother's cousin's former roommate.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (ycWCI)

62 Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (tHwdc)

(pushes Miley a drink through the USB port...then sits quietly)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (rJUlF)

63 Watching Tora, Tora, Tora on TCM. The Japs are gonna head for Honarooroo.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Don't spoil it. I want to see how it all turns out.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:06 PM (S6Pax)

64 50 yes, Palpatine, I actually looked up your national anthem.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (6FqZa)

--And shadilay to you, too!

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:06 PM (GsAUU)

65 WHAT THE SAM HILL IS GOING ON HERE?!?!?!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:06 PM (wB8Tg)

66 16 GO PENS!!!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (DfC8b)

YAY, PENIS!!! Go team!!!!!

You pervs are really dropping the ball here. Heh.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (6yLy+)

67 WHAT THE SAM HILL IS GOING ON HERE?!?!?!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May




gibble spiked the punch with roofies and speed

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (cPsPa)

68 You obviously murdered Slap, CB.





GO PENS!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (DfC8b)


Nah, the mean girls of the ONT abused him for being so good at it..


Fuck you all and goodnight.


No. I'm not leaving so don't even. I just wanted to say that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (tHwdc)

69 Here's something they won't teach you in medical school: Never let your patients know that you sat through Transformers The Movie so you could listen to the hair metal.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (R+30W)

70 65 WHAT THE SAM HILL IS GOING ON HERE?!?!?!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:06 PM (wB8Tg)

More beans, Mr Taggert?

Posted by: Kansas City Snowflakes at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (ycWCI)

71 gibble spiked the punch with roofies and speed

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (cPsPa) fnord (cPsPa)


I meant anything unusual.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (wB8Tg)

72 Shibumi, do NOT panic.

Even Insomniac is in the minor leagues when compared to what I used to post a week, 1,000+ was normal.

But the Master Jedi of posting with 2,000+ in one week is still Sven.

I've gotten better. Having a job helps. Plus writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (d4e3K)

73 Bebes!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (cPsPa)

74 so, hello there
Posted by: yankeefifth


Someone lost their caps today.

Back among the riff-raff, then, are you?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (S6Pax)

75 I saw Megaforce too. In a drive in when I was a kid. I think my Dad took me. I was 12-13 or something. I was with my friend and we spent the whole movie mocking it. Dad was amused.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (DfC8b)

76
You pervs are really dropping the ball here. Heh.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM (6yLy+)

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (rJUlF)

77 Apparently there are some red strobe type lights going off in the White House on the second floor in one wing.......hmmmmm.......per WZ

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (kufk0)

78
Watching Tora, Tora, Tora on TCM. The Japs are gonna head for Honarooroo.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Earlier this morning they had a movie about the end result of their attack. Above and Beyond. A move about Col. Paul Tibbets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (IqV8l)

79 lol.. WZ has a post up about some unusual red flashing lights inside the WH. The comments are pretty funny. Not moron funny but close.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (CNHr1)

80 Red strobes......either the God-Emperor is a true freak, or else it's the traditional Memorial Day rave.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM (TwwWO)

81 "The Honeymooners" is on and is hilarious.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

82
WZ has a post up about some unusual red flashing lights inside the WH.

PARTY!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM (IqV8l)

83 Good evening everyone!

Twenty-two more pages to read tonight before bed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (Tnhbr)

84 But the Master Jedi of posting with 2,000+ in one week is still Sven.

I've gotten better. Having a job helps. Plus writing.
Posted by: Anna Puma


The madness that was Sven posts at Instapundit from time to time, now that the Prof has comments. ( I love that guy, really. He's not mad)

To quote Mr. Spock: Fascinating.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (S6Pax)

85 I watched "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon today. It was appropriate for Memorial Day and traces the journey of a Marine officer as he escorts the remains of a fallen soldier from Dover to the Marine's final resting place in Montana.

It was a well-made movie and had me weepy several times.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (nvMvs)

86 Me and Linda are reading WZ between refreshing the HQ page. lol.. great minds...

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (CNHr1)

87 so, hello there

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM (cPsPa)

I like you Y5, so roll up your dick flag tonight.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (tHwdc)

88 So Barron is throwing a party with the 'rents away?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:10 PM (d4e3K)

89 Watching "The Time Machine" (1960) on my DVR. Wonder if that's the model Ace has that doesn't exist.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (rJUlF)

90 Speaking of pouring drinks, somebody better pour grammie a stiff glass of gin . . . the Cubbies have slipped to third place in the NL Central, behind the Brew Crew and the Redbirds. As for us Phillies and Pirates fans, if there are more than a dozen of us left . . . it'll take an ocean of beer to get through the rest of the season.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (3C9q2)

91 Thank you for that.
Also, I don't do buttstuff. I'm just putting this out there on every thread in case anyone has any ideas.
Not that anyone has any ideas about me.

Just sayin'

Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM


Oooooohhhh... feisty! I like a challenge. *Sex Panther growl*

Posted by: otho at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (lmIoG)

92 Watching "The Time Machine" (1960) on my DVR. Wonder if that's the model Ace has that doesn't exist.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (rJUlF) fnord (rJUlF)


No, Ace has to get the "New York Legal" version that didn't have the shoulder thing that goes up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (wB8Tg)

93 Anna - Yesterday, Watching Men in War, I identified an F-84, in a brief scene. I was smugly pleased with myself. It doesn't take much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:12 PM (ZO497)

94 How about arm-pits? asking for a friend's brother's cousin's former roommate.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:05 PM


Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Cora Segal at May 28, 2017 11:12 PM (DMUuz)

95
"The Honeymooners" is on and is hilarious.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM


Mambo!

https://youtu.be/zv7v4MJcD74

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (IqV8l)

96 Padawan Hammer is getting better.

Was it an F-84F or an F-84G?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (d4e3K)

97 Earlier this morning they had a movie about the end result of their attack. Above and Beyond. A move about Col. Paul Tibbets.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


There's a place in Columbus called Mott's Military Museum. A small private military museum. Paul Tibbets lived in Columbus before he died, and used to hang out there from time to time. They've got a lot of his stuff there on display.
I just missed meeting him once.

They also have Arnold's M-47 that he drove in the Austrian Army. It was hauled to Columbus when they were going to build a Planet Hollywood at the Easton Shopping Center. When that fell through, the M-47 ended up at Mott's. Arnold comes out to see his tank every year when he is in town for the Arnold Classic in March.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (S6Pax)

98 "WZ has a post up about some unusual red flashing lights inside the WH."

The Russians are Reds!

Posted by: MSNBC at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (N4gtY)

99 Someone lost their caps today.

Back among the riff-raff, then, are you?
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May




Wow, you have great attention to detail!

Going back to caps made me feel a little pretentious.

Like wearing a suit on casual Friday.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (cPsPa)

100 89 Watching "The Time Machine" (1960) on my DVR. Wonder if that's the model Ace has that doesn't exist.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (rJUlF)

I'M GOING BACK TO MY TIME! MAYBE WE HAVE PROBLEMS- BUT AT LEAST I'LL DIE AMONG MEN!!!!

Posted by: George pissed at the snowflake Eloi at May 28, 2017 11:14 PM (ycWCI)

101 WZ has a post up about some unusual red flashing
lights inside the WH. The comments are pretty funny. Not moron funny
but close.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (CNHr1)


Red lights only? No blue?

How did they get the tow truck in there?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 11:14 PM (mkDpn)

102 Oooooohhhh... feisty! I like a challenge. *Sex Panther growl*





Posted by: otho at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (lmIoG)


Yeah, all ya effing' teases.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:14 PM (tHwdc)

103 Twitter links are FUBAR...

in case no one mentioned it already.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 11:14 PM (zSLwO)

104 89 Watching "The Time Machine" (1960) on my DVR. Wonder if that's the model Ace has that doesn't exist.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:11 PM (rJUlF)


I always liked that movie. The time machine was rocking 1899 style. It was steampunk before the term ever existed.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (sdi6R)

105 I not only appreciate good physical body-slamming, but also when arrogant albeit talented people get verbal body-slams.

For those of you familiar with personalities on the Internet, Jim aka Jim81Jim aka Internet Aristocrat aka MisterMetokur has been making monthly videos about the follies of various contributors on the That Guy With the Glasses website. This month's video is about SpoonyOne aka Noah Antwiler. And it's a doozey, with a run-time of about 40 minutes.

http://tinyurl.com/y8z3acqz

Here's the TL;DR version.

Don't do the following if you wish to keep a fan-base accumulated over half a decade: 1) Treat your fans with disdain. 2) Over-promise via Patreon perks and then under-deliver (or worse, not deliver at all). 3) Stop providing updates and regular content. 4) Have an abrasive personality that prevents you from accepting criticism and advice.

This video also provides the answer to that age-old question of how does one go from getting 5k a month on Patreon to under $800/month? Answer - by being a complete fucking asshole.

Posted by: Bane Gianforte at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (E/ibL)

106 99. Or pants here.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (TwwWO)

107 96 Padawan Hammer is getting better.

Was it an F-84F or an F-84G?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (d4e3K)

And the Master (Mistress) gently reminds the young student how much he yet has to learn...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (ycWCI)

108 So is Louise Mensch confirmed a troll yet or is she really nuts? I haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (6FqZa)

109 motherfucker. took me five minutes to reword the comment at 99 so the powers that be would quit rejecting it as spam.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (cPsPa)

110 Shibumi, do NOT panic.

Even Insomniac is in the minor leagues when compared to what I used to post a week, 1,000+ was normal.

But the Master Jedi of posting with 2,000+ in one week is still Sven.

I've gotten better. Having a job helps. Plus writing.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:07 PM
--

Thank you Anna.

The majority of real world people I know are... problematic.

My gray box friends here are much more normal and much more to my taste.

/lol. Yes, I know a lot of effed up people...

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (aT+Bx)

111 I'M GOING BACK TO MY TIME! MAYBE WE HAVE PROBLEMS- BUT AT LEAST I'LL DIE AMONG MEN!!!!
Posted by: George pissed at the snowflake Eloi at May 28, 2017 11:14 PM (ycWCI)

Not sure if a spolier or...

(And, I had no idea George was played by Ben Rothlisberger.)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (rJUlF)

112 27 Ace of Spades is taking a long time to load. It's fast when I go to comments. Anyone else running into that?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 10:57 PM (+lVUW)

++++

No, but I block stuff. When you reload the main page, look in the status bar for which site is hanging. Block it. Might be IMGur.com. That site sometimes loads slow, and WeirdDave's ONT is still up. Plus, that Decision Desk app is still there, so maybe it's that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (R+30W)

113 Of course George Pal's Time Machine makes a cameo in Gremlins. But yes that machine was perfectly Victorian Steam Punk. On a scale of 10, it is an 11.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (d4e3K)

114 Hi folks- I'll be around for about an hour for the chatter, then it's off to bed.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (vN/kV)

Good to see you here again. Best wishes for continued success in your studies!

Posted by: Coffin Quilters Local 101 at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (XUcIQ)

115
The majority of real world people I know are... problematic.

My gray box friends here are much more normal and much more to my taste.

/lol. Yes, I know a lot of effed up people...
Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (aT+Bx)


I get it, though sometimes I wonder if I'm the one that's effed up.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (rJUlF)

116 long time no see tmi3rd!

welcome back... you have been missed!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (zSLwO)

117 Also, I don't do buttstuff. I'm just putting this out there on every thread in case anyone has any ideas.
Not that anyone has any ideas about me.

Just sayin'

Don't even. I mean it. Don't fuck with me tonight. I'll get mean.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (tHwdc)


What's your policy on paddling? *eagerly takes out paddle*

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (Tnhbr)

118 Ya know who else had a flashing red light in his official residence?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 11:17 PM (e9G8E)

119 Wow, you have great attention to detail!

Going back to caps made me feel a little pretentious.

Like wearing a suit on casual Friday.
Posted by: yankeefifth

I see all, and remember most of it. Sometimes.... I wish I could forget certain things.

Elephant's memory.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:17 PM (S6Pax)

120 Or pants here.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan!
No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (TwwWO)

Yeah got rid of my skirt, left it on the food thread, along with my bra.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:17 PM (tHwdc)

121 118 Ya know who else had a flashing red light in his official residence?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 11:17 PM (e9G8E)

Stunning journalist-whores with red strobe lights makes it easier to body-slam them.

Posted by: Bane Gianforte at May 28, 2017 11:18 PM (E/ibL)

122 Anna - Yesterday, Watching Men in War, I identified an F-84, in a brief scene. I was smugly pleased with myself. It doesn't take much.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May




nice job shep

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:18 PM (cPsPa)

123 45

Evening neighbor!!
Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 11:02 PM (D2vc1)


Good evening! Did you get thunderstorms today? I did here but it was more thunder than rain

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 11:18 PM (nvMvs)

124 I love Time Machine. The George Pal version perfectly captured the current mode:

"Yes, it does tell me all about you...

...What have you done!?
Thousands of years of sensitive men dying for their dreams- so you can run and... PLAY!"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:19 PM (ycWCI)

125 120. Atta girl! The striptease thru the threads is a nice touch.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:19 PM (TwwWO)

126 My gray box friends here are much more normal and much more to my taste.

Posted by: shibumi


Heh. That's what we all WANT you to think.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:19 PM (S6Pax)

127 Padawan Hammer is getting better.

Was it an F-84F or an F-84G?
Posted by: Anna Puma
------------

I knew you were going to ask some technical question that I could not answer.

Smug Factor:

[X] Diminished

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)

128

The majority of real world people I know are... problematic.



My gray box friends here are much more normal and much more to my taste.



/lol. Yes, I know a lot of effed up people...

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (aT+Bx)



All you gotta do is try to bring your gray box friends into IRL and voila. Problematic.

Don't even.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (tHwdc)

129 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:12 PM

I misread that as "I identified as an F-84".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (DMUuz)

130 I like you Y5, so roll up your dick flag tonight.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




well you are the cats meow but no dick flag? that's pretty much all I got. what am I going to do sit around and compliment people?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (cPsPa)

131

I'm getting naked, too. I've got a shiny new box to show off.

P.S. I still do buttstuff.

Posted by: Caitlyn J. at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (8O3HH)

132 I get it, though sometimes I wonder if I'm the one that's effed up.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM
--

Nah. Crazy is rampant now, and since I'm in a mainly blue state and a VERY blue industry, I'm exposed to it constantly.

Sigh.

Poor President Trump. He's President of a Nation of 50% Crazies.

However, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, etc, are like 100% Crazies, so I guess we still are Above Average.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (aT+Bx)

133 *tosses a beer to Mike Hammer*

Let me rephrase, did the F-84 have swept wings?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (d4e3K)

134 I knew you were going to ask some technical question that I could not answer.

Smug Factor:

[X] Diminished
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:19 PM (ZO497)

She got you good, man. This'll help...
*pours Hammer a drink, slides it down bar*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (ycWCI)

135 Fuck you all and goodnight.
---
do we take numbers or what?

/white smoke

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (zSLwO)

136 The Washington Post has a red light shining from their portico. The pretentious whore of "journalism". The hate you long time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (Tyii7)

137 I misread that as "I identified as an F-84".
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May




is that a draft status?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (cPsPa)

138 WZ has a post up about some unusual red flashing lights inside the WH.

-
Roller disco

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (Nwg0u)

139 What's your policy on paddling? *eagerly takes out paddle*





Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM (Tnhbr)

Uncle Palp always elbows his way to the front of the line, Colonel notwithstanding.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (tHwdc)

140 "identified as an F-84"??

Well Rachel Corrie now identifies as a flapjack...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (d4e3K)

141 ..." he has all the time in the world."

[wistfully]

[with a brogue]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (WTSFk)

142 129 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:12 PM

I misread that as "I identified as an F-84".
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (DMUuz)

So did I.

Posted by: Dassault Ouragan at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (ANIFC)

143 Awww that's not the song from Transformers that I wanted. You need the one where Optimus Prime transforms to go fight Megatron. That is just so perfectly awesomely 80's. Even more than the song you chose.

https://youtu.be/N0P1SHyODFU

Posted by: buzzion at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (cAnNx)

144
Hi folks- I'll be around for about an hour for the chatter, then it's off to bed.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (vN/kV)

Good to see you here again. Best wishes for continued success in your studies!
Posted by: Coffin Quilters Local 101 at May 28, 2017 11:16 PM


Amen to that. I can't imagine going to medical school.
Hell, I flunked out of Klown Kolledge.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (IqV8l)

145 Nah. Crazy is rampant now, and since I'm in a mainly blue state and a VERY blue industry, I'm exposed to it constantly.

I haven't met a lot of conservatives in the radio business, either. When I'm working at the community theatre and the rest start talking politics, I feel like the only sane person there.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (rJUlF)

146 Redc1c4-

Thanks! Fixed the Twitter links, btw.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (vN/kV)

147 Hey everybody.

*My* hunch is that a time machine *has* been invented, and used to see the future. BUT when the time travelers see what we're in store for:

- Massive destruction and societal decay
- Men who you can't tell from women and vice versa
- President Lena Dunham

...they immediately destroy the machine, as soon as they get back. :-/

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (eMKNe)

148 Apparently there are some red strobe type lights going off in the White House on the second floor in one wing.......hmmmmm.......per WZ

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 11:08 PM (kufk0)

Off, union sock.

With all the flak that DJT has been given about communicating with the Russians, I can understand him being reluctant to pick up the hot line to Moscow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 11:23 PM (XUcIQ)

149 120.
**nods to National Orchestra of the Kekistani Peoples Republic. 'Take It Off, Petronella, Take It Off' plays.**

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:23 PM (TwwWO)

150 Watching Tora, Tora, Tora on TCM. The Japs are gonna head for Honarooroo.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

That made me laugh.
By the way, I'm in the middle of a book called "The Last Manchu". It's about the man who had been the last emperor of China. Right now I'm at the part leading up to WWII where the Japanese made a complete fool of him. The Japanese were incredibly devious at that time.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:23 PM (+lVUW)

151 129 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:12 PM

I misread that as "I identified as an F-84".
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (DMUuz)

Hey, there are worse things to identify as.

I love the Jets of the Korean War. The F-86 screams 50s.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:23 PM (ycWCI)

152 well you are the cats meow but no dick flag? that's
pretty much all I got. what am I going to do sit around and compliment
people?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:20 PM (cPsPa)

Yeah, you're right. You just aren't yourself without that thing.
OK go for it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (tHwdc)

153 Coffin Quilters-

Thanks! Hard part is adjusting study technique on the fly. It doesn't just suck, it gargles. That said, scores from Day 1 to the end of Year 1 went up a good 15 points, so as long as form holds, I'll be in good shape.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (vN/kV)

154 My gray box friends here are much more normal and much more to my taste.
/lol. Yes, I know a lot of effed up people...

Posted by: shibumi


...

* searches for acoustic lionel richie tabs.... *

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (udajc)

155 By the way, I'm in the middle of a book called "The Last Manchu"
Posted by: Nerdygirl


Gesundheit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (eMKNe)

156 I misread that as "I identified as an F-84".
Posted by: Duncanthrax
-------------

Ha, ha.

I identify as a PT 17

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (ZO497)

157 141 ..." he has all the time in the world."

[wistfully]

[with a brogue]
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (WTSFk)

You're right David. That's exactly what I've got: all the time in the world.

Posted by: George pissed at the snowflake Eloi at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (ycWCI)

158 139. Heh....spanking ain't cheating.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (TwwWO)

159 Japanese Abbott and Costello galley routine on Tora Tora Tora.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (IqV8l)

160 Gah. I need to get a life. Ronery, as JJ puts it. Does anyone know any female meth/heroin addicts I can hook up with? I live in the NYC area.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (vRcUp)

161 Yeah, you're right. You just aren't yourself without that thing.
OK go for it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



I don't know. now I am second guessing my self. is that all I've really got? Is there nothing more? What kind of an empty, meaningless existence is that? I need a drink.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

162 do we take numbers or what?

/white smoke


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 11:21 PM (zSLwO)



I'm all worn out on the phone sex, so you'll have to take care of yourself.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (tHwdc)

163 Insomniac made both lists! Good job man.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (RfzVr)

164 Buzzion-

Everyone knows- and LOVES- "The Touch". Stan Bush recently performed it at ComicCon.

"Hunger" and "Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way" are harder to come by. But yeah, "The Touch" is still AWESOME.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (vN/kV)

165 Last Manchu

Do you mean Sun Yat Sen?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (d4e3K)

166 I haven't met a lot of conservatives in the radio business, either. When I'm working at the community theatre and the rest start talking politics, I feel like the only sane person there.
--

I feel your pain. That happens to me all the time.

Generally, I just shut up and think things like "so, I guess this is what it's like to be functionally insane."

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (aT+Bx)

167 158 139. Heh....spanking ain't cheating.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (TwwWO)

Methinks the Colonel might disagree...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (ycWCI)

168 Today I went for a hike and saw several Western Meadowlarks, Mariposa lilies growing in profusion, and checker mallow all OVER the place.

Oh and a lovely yellow striped garter snake not over a foot and a bit long.

And I discovered my girlfriend likes to hike and really does not like snakes.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (mkDpn)

169 I love the Jets of the Korean War. The F-86 screams 50s.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Chuck Yeager said that was the best ride he ever flew....that was not an experimental job.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (S6Pax)

170 Oh and hey, Tmi3rd. Hope things go well in med school and the industry is still standing by the time you get done!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (wB8Tg)

171 Good evening! Did you get thunderstorms today? I did here but it was more thunder than rain

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at May 28, 2017 11:18 PM (nvMvs)

Got a little rain at my house, and maybe one good quick shower at work right before I got here, but that was about it. I missed all the good stuff.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (D2vc1)

172 165. Hardly.....

And that's President Dr. Sun Yat-sen, to you!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (TwwWO)

173 Oh and a lovely yellow striped garter snake not over a foot and a bit long.

And I discovered my girlfriend likes to hike and really does not like snakes.
Posted by: Kindltot at May



snakes do not go in garters. sheesh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:27 PM (cPsPa)

174 96
Was it an F-84F or an F-84G?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:13 PM (d4e3K)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGJTaP6anOU

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

175 I went to NY yesterday for Fleet Week. I toured the USS Kearsarge, a Marine amphibious assault carrier. There was the ship itself, ground vehicles, hovercraft, helicopters, weapons (I got to pose with a Barrett sniper rifle)- a little something for everyone.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 11:28 PM (ANIFC)

176 She got you good, man. This'll help...
*pours Hammer a drink, slides it down bar*
Posted by: Aetius451AD
------------

*slams drink*
*smashes glass in the fireplace*

*assumes caveman guttural*
Drink good!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:28 PM (ZO497)

177 So is Louise Mensch confirmed a troll yet or is she really nuts? I haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:15 PM (6FqZa)

That begs for the answer: "embrace the power of 'and'".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 11:28 PM (XUcIQ)

178 Insomniac made both lists! Good job man.
Posted by: cfo mom

This achievement allows him to go to the next level of AoS commenter.

Congratulations. Here is your card.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:28 PM (S6Pax)

179 57 'I don't do buttstuff'

Dammit.

I do!

Posted by: Megan at May 28, 2017 11:29 PM (lJW6d)

180 167.
**looks around, nervously**

Yeah, you might have something there.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:29 PM (TwwWO)

181 Anna - Straight wings

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:30 PM (ZO497)

182 Come on Hammer, after reading that Janes' book on WWII aircraft you are way smarter than that.


Was it the Bristol Centaurus engine with the sleeve-valve?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:30 PM (d4e3K)

183 180 167.
**looks around, nervously**

Yeah, you might have something there.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:29 PM (TwwWO)

It's all right, we won't tell a soul.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:30 PM (ycWCI)

184 I'm all worn out on the phone sex, so you'll have to take care of yourself.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:26 PM (tHwdc)

So THAT'S your new contract job??

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 11:30 PM (D2vc1)

185 So, anybody taking bets on who the 3 Leakers are that are about to be fired and prosecuted?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (lJW6d)

186 I don't know. now I am second guessing my self. is
that all I've really got? Is there nothing more? What kind of an
empty, meaningless existence is that? I need a drink.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:25 PM (cPsPa)

Here's a rum and coke.
It's What's For Dinner.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (tHwdc)

187 "The Honeymooners" is on and is hilarious.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM

Mambo!

https://youtu.be/zv7v4MJcD74
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


NTTAWWT, but that Mambo guy was about as gay as it gets.
And there was the kind of humor we can't have today.
Alice: You don't treat me like a woman.
Ralph: I treat you like a woman. I let you sew, I let you cook, and I let you wash the clothes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (+lVUW)

188 I totally fell out of the rankings this week. Got to get back on steroids.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (+GtGJ)

189 Well Rachel Corrie now identifies as a flapjack...
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM


A Vought XF5-U?

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM (DMUuz)

190 have any of you seen this One America News?

solid conservative, and anti-totalitarian to the nth degree.

me likey

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM (tfQTV)

191 185 So, anybody taking bets on who the 3 Leakers are that are about to be fired and prosecuted?
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (lJW6d)

The President should let me deal with them before they're officially fired.

That why we can know what'll break first on them, their spirit, or their bodies!

Posted by: Bane Gianforte at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM (E/ibL)

192 Due to a paucity of ingredients, I am trying Midnight Moon Blueberry and orange juice. The resulting color is... uninspiring, but it does not taste bad.

4/5 will vomit again

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM (ycWCI)

193 So THAT'S your new contract job??

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 11:30 PM (D2vc1)

No. Stupidly I do this for free and just frustrate myself.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM (tHwdc)

194 Straight wings, then an F-84E or perhaps an F-84G.

The F-84F had swept wings.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:33 PM (d4e3K)

195 188. You can always get posting implants....or sock injections....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:33 PM (TwwWO)

196 Well Rachel Corrie now identifies as a flapjack...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (d4e3K)

A Flying Flapjack?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yar82d3w

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 11:33 PM (XUcIQ)

197 140 "identified as an F-84"??

Well Rachel Corrie now identifies as a flapjack...
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (d4e3K)

---------

You have to give her credit. She's never waffled.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:33 PM (+GtGJ)

198 Plus, Rience Priebus is now moving to Greece. May he have an "interesting" time mingling with what my Grandfather used to call the "Greek Asshole Bandits".

He was a rather colorful character to say the least.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:34 PM (lJW6d)

199
Due to a paucity of ingredients, I am trying Midnight Moon Blueberry and orange juice. The resulting color is... uninspiring, but it does not taste bad.

4/5 will vomit again
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:32 PM


Monkberry Moon Delight

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:34 PM (IqV8l)

200 Navel manuvers

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 11:34 PM (TD9KB)

201 You have to give her credit. She's never waffled.
Posted by: Cicero


Don't get syrupy on us now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 11:34 PM (eMKNe)

202 Poor Corrie. The Palis egged her on. Then she was toast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (+GtGJ)

203
Rience Priebus is now moving to Greece.

Did he buy a house from Chelsea Clinton's husband?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (IqV8l)

204 I don't know. now I am second guessing my self. is
that all I've really got? Is there nothing more? What kind of an
empty, meaningless existence is that? I need a drink.
--

"Mans Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl is an amazing book.

Or... if you really want dive into the deep end, try Nausea, by Sartre.

/I already had my midlife crisis, and it involved "books" and "questions about suffering" rather than "sports cars" and "pool boys." What is wrong with me?

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (aT+Bx)

205 so, was chatting with my hunting buddy. said, hey, why don't we go up to the cabin for some fishing later? long weekend maybe. His reply? Yeah that would be great! My son would have a fun time and my daughter is old enough now too. Maybe our dads would come.

what the hell? I was thinking of a vacation not playing julie mccoy. nothing like getting slightly tipsy, smoking cigars going over our "exploits" of your in front of some junior high kids and our dads.

so, anyone want to go fishing. he can have the cabin to himself some weekend.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (cPsPa)

206 Don't get syrupy on us now.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Don't try to butter him up.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (S6Pax)

207 198 Plus, Rience Priebus is now moving to Greece. May he have an "interesting" time mingling with what my Grandfather used to call the "Greek Asshole Bandits".

He was a rather colorful character to say the least.
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:34 PM (lJW6d)

Priebus is moving to Greece.

It is like we are in a computer simulation. Or God has a massive sense of humor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (ycWCI)

208 Come on Hammer, after reading that Janes' book on WWII aircraft you are way smarter than that.


Was it the Bristol Centaurus engine with the sleeve-valve?
Posted by: Anna Puma
----------

F84 wasn't around at the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:36 PM (ZO497)

209 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868895817612107779

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868895892467789824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868895966413414400

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896183237963776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896304444919808

Posted by: kbdabear at May 28, 2017 11:36 PM (AOrEZ)

210 Pu Yi was the last Manchu Emperor.


Heh, I said Pu Yi.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:36 PM (GsAUU)

211 Rience Priebus is now moving to Greece.
--

Did he get fired?

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:36 PM (aT+Bx)

212 Logprof,

"I live, Yudai!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (d4e3K)

213 211 Rience Priebus is now moving to Greece.
--

Did he get fired?

Rumor has it that he's going to be named the Ambassador to Greece some time soon

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (lJW6d)

214 Hey Merovign! Hanging in there.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (vN/kV)

215 Here's a rum and coke.
It's What's For Dinner.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess




Weekend, not raining, porterhouse.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:38 PM (cPsPa)

216 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896397579431936

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896525153337344

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896620540305410

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896712236167169

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/868896817609572352

Posted by: kbdabear at May 28, 2017 11:38 PM (AOrEZ)

217 Did he get fired?

Rumor has it that he's going to be named the Ambassador to Greece some time soon
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (lJW6d)

He must have finally nailed that audition singing "Sweet Summer Nights"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:38 PM (ycWCI)

218 you've got your chili yankeefifth

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 11:38 PM (s26vG)

219 Priebus is going to Greece?

Mind the thrown Molotov cocktails. And the "culturally enriching" migrants.

Posted by: Bane Gianforte at May 28, 2017 11:39 PM (E/ibL)

220 of yore, exploits of yore

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:39 PM (cPsPa)

221 Heh. Sunday December 7th.

Japs:"Here, hold my beer".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:39 PM (ZO497)

222 Be amusing if Trump nominates all the leakers to be ambassadors to places like Libya, Chad, and the Congo.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:39 PM (d4e3K)

223 Mrs. Muse and I watched the A-ampersand-E movie 'The Lost Battalion' tonight. It was very good, and very appropriate for Memorial Day.

Those men were g*damn heroes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (0vbqW)

224 Hey Merovign! Hanging in there.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (vN/kV) fnord (vN/kV)


Good! Go into Mad Science if you can, it's truly the wave of the future.

Once either the system breaks down or enough money rolls up behind the need for certain therapies, some of those "eternal five-year waits for human trials" will actually end and I hope some actual cool things will be coming.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (wB8Tg)

225 Weekend, not raining, porterhouse.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:38 PM (cPsPa)

Goulash here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (tHwdc)

226 you've got your chili yankeefifth
Posted by: concrete girl at May




ho boy do I ever. the process of fine tuning the recipe has required me to modify my diet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (cPsPa)

227 The gerries had their own "flying flapjack" - the "Sack AS-6"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (e9G8E)

228 @222 Be amusing if Trump nominates all the leakers to be ambassadors to places like Libya, Chad, and the Congo.
-------------------

Well, on the positive side, the press might actually care about the murder of an ambassador...

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (deapv)

229 Put up a new pole and flag today after many years of having a naked yard. Fixed the light issue too. Seems to be a good solution so far brighter than I expected. http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc5sml8v

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (N4gtY)

230 FYI, the Congo is known as the Paris of West Central Africa.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (+GtGJ)

231 Rumor has it that he's going to be named the Ambassador to Greece some time soon

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:37 PM (lJW6d)

His mission will be to persuade Greece to help, should Russia invade Turkey from the rear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (XUcIQ)

232 222. Don't forget the worst-named nation in history - Central African Republic. Place must suck pretty badly to have chosen a name so generic.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (TwwWO)

233 Uncle Palp always elbows his way to the front of the line, Colonel notwithstanding.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (tHwdc)


I'll fight him for it. Besides, he's got his "angel" now.

Unless she's volunteering to do the paddlin' for him. Then honor compels me to step aside.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (Tnhbr)

234 Goulash here.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



goulash is always good.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (cPsPa)

235 What is wrong with me?
Posted by: shibumi

Probably nuthin'.

I've come to the conclusion that most of the world has gone mad. Bonkers. Around the bend. Cloud cuckoo.

Is that all there is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sWTnsemkIs

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (S6Pax)

236 Mad science?

Doctor with German accent, "I will now attempt to place the brain of this rabbit into this chicken."

Bugs Bunny, "no way Doc!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (d4e3K)

237 I left a desk chair and an end table out by the curb yesterday after a failed yard sale. It's been raining for hours now, and they're probably ruined. It's sad, because they were perfectly good pieces of furniture, but I didn't have any need for them.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

238 Well done, tmi3rd.

Great for you to stop in, and hope you do so more often. You and some of the missing cobs are, well, missed.

Posted by: RM at May 28, 2017 11:42 PM (eP+dt)

239 232 222. Don't forget the worst-named nation in history - Central African Republic. Place must suck pretty badly to have chosen a name so generic.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (TwwWO)

It used to be the Central African Empire. Empires are always cooler.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 11:42 PM (ANIFC)

240 237 I left a desk chair and an end table out by the curb yesterday after a failed yard sale. It's been raining for hours now, and they're probably ruined. It's sad, because they were perfectly good pieces of furniture, but I didn't have any need for them.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

Goodwill?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:43 PM (ycWCI)

241
Don't forget the worst-named nation in history - Central African Republic. Place must suck pretty badly to have chosen a name so generic.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants


Could have been "That place smack dab in the middle"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)

242 I left a desk chair and an end table out by the curb yesterday after a failed yard sale. It's been raining for hours now, and they're probably ruined. It's sad, because they were perfectly good pieces of furniture, but I didn't have any need for them.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:42 PM (sdi6R)


Goodwill?
--

Salvation Army.
Purple Heart.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (aT+Bx)

243 FYI, the Congo is known as the Paris of West Central Africa.
Posted by: Cicero


Yeah, with all the killin' and the civil war that's killed millions over the last 20 years.

Just. Like. Paris.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (S6Pax)

244 and good julie mccoy reference too

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (s26vG)

245 @231...all this talk is making me Hungary

Posted by: Big fat meanie at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (wRCZ1)

246 Aw, thanks, RM... I swing by when I can. School is a demanding mistress, but this has been my home for well over a decade now. It's good to get home.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (vN/kV)

247 232 222. Don't forget the worst-named nation in history - Central African Republic. Place must suck pretty badly to have chosen a name so generic.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (TwwWO)

--It was briefly the Central African Empire in the '70s. (I am not making this up.)

One of the shortest books ever compiled: Nations conquered by the Central African Empire.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:45 PM (GsAUU)

248 245 @231...all this talk is making me Hungary
Posted by: Big fat meanie at May 28, 2017 11:44 PM (wRCZ1)

-------

Czech out the clever pun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (+GtGJ)

249 Doctor with German accent, "I will now attempt to place the brain of this rabbit into this chicken."

Bugs Bunny, "no way Doc!"
Posted by: Anna Puma at


Let's not start splittin' hares now, Doc!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (S6Pax)

250 165 Last Manchu

Do you mean Sun Yat Sen?
Posted by: Anna Puma


No, Henry Pu Yi. He had been emperor as a young child at the beginning of the 20th century and abdicated, staying on in the Forbidden City. In the thirties, he was kicked out of the Forbidden City, the Japanese tricked him into going to Manchuria where they would restore him as emperor of Manchuria. He was a puppet of the Japanese.

There was a movie about him a number of years ago, "The Last Emperor".

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (+lVUW)

251 One of the shortest books ever compiled: Nations conquered by the Central African Empire.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:45 PM (GsAUU)

Wasn't the Emperor a dude called Bokassa? A guy so obscure, even Obama failed to see him as a role model?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (XUcIQ)

252 ALL RIGHT YA BASTIDS! Why didn't you warn me Samurai Jack was more addictive than crack?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (mBYZv)

253 Mad science?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (d4e3K) fnord (d4e3K)


Well, let's just say the path from ignorance to magic is not made up of endless inconclusive 10-person stem cell studies with a P-value of 0.05.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:46 PM (wB8Tg)

254 good julie mccoy reference too
Posted by: concrete girl at May




thanks. julie mccoy is not welcome at the cabin. 1977 lauren tewes with a little brown bottle of fun is always welcome.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:47 PM (cPsPa)

255 Now I'm listening to the Transformers soundtrack. I have a high number of 80s songs on rocksmith, but now I need a glamrock bandanna wig.

https://youtu.be/apaJ3A56XbM

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 11:47 PM (VdICR)

256 202 Poor Corrie. The Palis egged her on. Then she was toast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (+GtGJ



You can toast flatbread?

Posted by: buzzion at May 28, 2017 11:47 PM (cAnNx)

257

There was a stupid song, I think intended to help children learn the names of the 50 states, that was full of puns like:

How much does Io weigh, boys, how much does Io weigh?

She weighs a washing ton, she weighs a washing ton.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 11:48 PM (8O3HH)

258 I'll fight him for it. Besides, he's got his "angel" now.



Unless she's volunteering to do the paddlin' for him. Then honor compels me to step aside.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (Tnhbr)

I don't think he has standing. But I do need a spanking.

I Am Teh Stupid and maybe it will help.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:48 PM (tHwdc)

259 Ambassador to Greece?
Sounds challenging.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 11:48 PM (w7KSn)

260 I forgot that Overdrawn at the Memory Bank was on Comet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

261 not that there was anything especially vile, vulgar, or reprehensible on the schedule for the fishing trip, just that I had not considered a g rated disney weekend.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:49 PM (cPsPa)

262
She weighs a washing ton, she weighs a washing ton.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius


She wore a brand New Jersey

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:50 PM (IqV8l)

263 Wasn't the Emperor a dude called Bokassa? A guy so obscure, even Obama failed to see him as a role model?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------

Heh. I was thinking how fun it would be to feed Al Sharpton's teleprompter Turkmenistan’s current president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:50 PM (ZO497)

264 260 I forgot that Overdrawn at the Memory Bank was on Comet.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

MST3K version?

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 11:50 PM (ANIFC)

265 Okay, folks, gotta run. Great to see everyone, and y'all be safe! Hope to be back sooner than later.

Posted by: tmi3rd at May 28, 2017 11:50 PM (vN/kV)

266 230 FYI, the Congo is known as the Paris of West Central Africa.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:41 PM (+GtGJ)




They have muslims setting cars on fire there?

Posted by: buzzion at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (cAnNx)

267 Bokassa earned a place in history by tricking the French into eating brown people.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (+GtGJ)

268 258.

Well, it can't hurt. Yessir, a good spanking is a sovereign remedy for what ails a lady.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (TwwWO)

269 night tmi3rd

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (cPsPa)

270
I do love this country. Does everyone realize what an exceptional place it is?

Current problems notwithstanding.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (S/hVx)

271 Yeah, what did Dela wear, what did Dela-wear?

How did Flora die?

She died in Missouri.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (8O3HH)

272 I've got a question for the more technically oriented of the Horde. I've spoken to several people from Germany of late and it seems that they get their internet service delivered over their power lines, not from Cable or Satellite.

My question is, why in the Hell don't we do that in this country? Is it the power of the TV lobby? But then why don't the Power Utilities push to get into the business? I mean, virtually every home, cottage, garage, etc. in the country has electrical power.

WTF?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (lJW6d)

273 Al Sharpton, "Go bang ugly! Birdy make hammer door!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:52 PM (d4e3K)

274 MST3K version?
Posted by: josephistan


ROWSSDOWWWEERRRRR!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 11:52 PM (udajc)

275 266. Heh....they need cars first.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:52 PM (TwwWO)

276 My question is, why in the Hell don't we do that in this country? Is it the power of the TV lobby? But then why don't the Power Utilities push to get into the business? I mean, virtually every home, cottage, garage, etc. in the country has electrical power.

WTF?
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (lJW6d)

I remember hearing about this idea some years ago, but not much since.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:52 PM (ycWCI)

277 Yes, MST3K version

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:53 PM (IqV8l)

278 Well, it can't hurt. Yessir, a good spanking is a sovereign remedy for what ails a lady.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May




well, spanking is the intermediate step between stern lecture and the ultimate solution of schtupping; consensual of course..

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:53 PM (cPsPa)

279 268 258.

Well, it can't hurt. Yessir, a good spanking is a sovereign remedy for what ails a lady.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM

It worked for me.

Posted by: George Washington McClintock at May 28, 2017 11:53 PM (q1+kD)

280 So, the most toxic of the Personality Disordered in my life are now relegated to No Contact, which is a very good thing.

Next goal might be a bit more complex:

-I have to cover a project my former bosses are working on
-In the past, I would interview them
-They have Really Highly Annoyed me, so I have decided NOT to chat with them
-However, I will cover what they did via Other People who I do not dislike

I'm hoping this plan works and there are no monkey wrenches thrown in, like former bosses contacting me directly. I do have a contingency plan if this happens.

Thankfully, the current boss is not necessarily in love with my former bosses either, so I do have that going for me.

Once I get through that, I should be able to avoid them... for the rest of the year!

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (aT+Bx)

281
I remember hearing about this idea some years ago, but not much since.

I actually do this in my own house using power line adapters to distribute internet connections to hard wired devices like TV's. Works like a charm. Consistent, reliable and cheap. So I know it works.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (lJW6d)

282 Wasn't the Emperor a dude called Bokassa? A guy so obscure, even Obama failed to see him as a role model?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

--Yeah. When the Breitbart story about Barky going by Baraka came out, the Central African Emperor came to mind.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (GsAUU)

283
And along those lines, you can always tell the slut at the Miss America pageant.

She's the one with the sash that says "I da ho".

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (8O3HH)

284 I do love this country. Does everyone realize what an exceptional place it is?

Current problems notwithstanding.

Posted by: irongrampa

A place is only a place, though I love this land.

It's people like YOU IG that have made it exceptional.

Thanks. Thanks for everything.

To every man and woman who has put on this country's uniform and stood in the breech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZaqJFnnai0

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (S6Pax)

285 272 I've got a question for the more technically oriented of the Horde. I've spoken to several people from Germany of late and it seems that they get their internet service delivered over their power lines, not from Cable or Satellite.

My question is, why in the Hell don't we do that in this country? Is it the power of the TV lobby? But then why don't the Power Utilities push to get into the business? I mean, virtually every home, cottage, garage, etc. in the country has electrical power.

WTF?


Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (lJW6d)



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

Posted by: buzzion at May 28, 2017 11:55 PM (cAnNx)

286
well, spanking is the intermediate step between stern lecture and the ultimate solution of schtupping; consensual of course..

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:53 PM (cPsPa)


Promises, promises,

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:55 PM (tHwdc)

287 Internet over power lines has been tried here and abandoned as too expensive and unreliable AND it interferes with radio reception.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 11:56 PM (IqV8l)

288 My question is, why in the Hell don't we do that in this country?
----------

Their power grid doesn't date back to the turn of the century. Besides, there are bandwidth problems.

There has, in fact, been a system in place for using the power lines, but it's messy, and hasn't been adopted. It really is not a very good way to do things. It's referred to as BPL.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 11:56 PM (ZO497)

289 90 Speaking of pouring drinks, somebody better pour grammie a stiff glass of gin . . . the Cubbies have slipped to third place in the NL Central, behind the Brew Crew and the Redbirds. As for us Phillies and Pirates fans, if there are more than a dozen of us left . . . it'll take an ocean of beer to get through the rest of the season.
Posted by: Basement Cat



Us Pirates fans have the Penguins still playing so that is a very nice diversion. Of course when the Stanley Cup is over, its back to the mediocre Pirates. Or golf. Or fishing. Or racing. Anything else other than the mediocre Pirates. Steelers Camp is in August and the Pirates, unless a miracle happens, will be long out of a playoff spot.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 11:56 PM (DfC8b)

290 *turns on the Grail Sign*

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:56 PM (d4e3K)

291 To every man and woman who has put on this country's uniform and stood in the breech.

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (S6Pax)

I've stood in Barky's breech many a night.

Posted by: Reggie Love at May 28, 2017 11:57 PM (GsAUU)

292 Here's a rum and coke.
It's What's For Dinner.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:31 PM (tHwdc)


Not a bad idea really. I'm out of mead and not in a beer mood, plus I had a few long island ice teas at dinner...aannnnd a few regular shots for the vets, so I guess brown liquor it is!

I'm gonna be torqued by the end of the night. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 28, 2017 11:57 PM (aMlLZ)

293 Germany is the size of Montana.

They can do things differently because their whole nation is, well, tiny, compared to the USA.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 11:57 PM (aT+Bx)

294 Morons, know the distinction between breach and breech.

It's important.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 11:58 PM (GsAUU)

295 I've spoken to several people from Germany of late and it seems that they get their internet service delivered over their power lines, not from Cable or Satellite.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:51 PM (lJW6d) fnord (lJW6d)


WAT?

AFAIK the most common method for broadband in Germany is DSL, i.e. phone lines.

Also, why would it make a difference? You'd still have to have the same equipment on both ends, and pay for it.

My understanding of the reason we don't do this is that the bandwidth is like modem-low (especially with long runs), and it creates a lot of radio interference.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:58 PM (wB8Tg)

296 Damn rabbit was on the computer again!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:58 PM (S6Pax)

297
There has, in fact, been a system in place for using the power lines, but it's messy, and hasn't been adopted. It really is not a very good way to do things. It's referred to as BPL.

According to the folks I've discussed this with they feel their system is far superior to ours. Bandwidth is not an issue, nor reliability. And these folks are engineers so I believe their expertise.

Perhaps their delivery/transmission system is more advanced than ours.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:59 PM (lJW6d)

298
Chad used to be known as Czechoslovakia.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 11:59 PM (AEzzS)

299 Central African Republic. Place must suck pretty badly to have chosen a name so generic.

Limpopoland was already taken and the franchising fees were probably exorbitant.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 11:59 PM (mkDpn)

300 Promises, promises,
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




Well we would not want you to have to change your nic to "the Duchess What Walks With a Limp"

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:00 AM (cPsPa)

301
Congo used to be called Rodan, named after the giant flying mutant lizard turtle monster created in Japan.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 29, 2017 12:00 AM (AEzzS)

302 Goodnight, people in gray boxes.

Posted by: josephistan at May 29, 2017 12:00 AM (ANIFC)

303 The people voted, Central African Republic won out over Upper Revolta. Which isn't saying much.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:01 AM (d4e3K)

304 Speaking of pouring drinks, somebody better pour grammie a stiff glass of gin . . . the Cubbies have slipped to third place in the NL Central, behind the Brew Crew and the Redbirds. As for us Phillies and Pirates fans, if there are more than a dozen of us left . . . it'll take an ocean of beer to get through the rest of the season.
Posted by: Basement Cat




wait now, you are the one worrying about league ranking?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:01 AM (cPsPa)

305 Gamera was the turtle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:01 AM (IqV8l)

306 goodnight gray box friend!

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:01 AM (aT+Bx)

307 According to the folks I've discussed this with they feel their system is far superior to ours. Bandwidth is not an issue, nor reliability. And these folks are engineers so I believe their expertise.


Wait, a bunch of Eurotrash believes that something they do in a different way from America is far superior? Why that's impossible! They'd never claim such a thing!

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:02 AM (cAnNx)

308 Germany is the size of Montana.

They can do things differently because their whole nation is, well, tiny, compared to the USA.

Posted by: shibumi


Also, ISP in japan is like $25 for 50mbs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 29, 2017 12:02 AM (udajc)

309 Not a bad idea really. I'm out of mead and not in a
beer mood, plus I had a few long island ice teas at dinner...aannnnd a
few regular shots for the vets, so I guess brown liquor it is!



I'm gonna be torqued by the end of the night. lol





Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 28, 2017 11:57 PM (aMlLZ)

Berserker! I was thinking about you today. Actually Gunnison Beach, but you're in Jersey too.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:02 AM (tHwdc)

310 Gamera was the turtle.
--

The turtle with the rocket in his @ss.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:02 AM (aT+Bx)

311
Wait, a bunch of Eurotrash believes that something they do in a different way from America is far superior? Why that's impossible! They'd never claim such a thing!
Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:02 AM


They're abandoning coal and nuclear.
What does that tell you?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

312 Congo is the Cleveland of Africa. No offense to Congo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:03 AM (cPsPa)

313 GAMERA! THE FLYING FIRE-FARTING TURTLE OF JUSTICE!

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 29, 2017 12:03 AM (mBYZv)

314 252 ALL RIGHT YA BASTIDS! Why didn't you warn me Samurai Jack was more addictive than crack?
Posted by: Richard McEnroe



Yep! And the Series finale was fantastic. Damn near perfect.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (DfC8b)

315 They have muslims setting cars on fire there?
Posted by: buzzion


It's called a car-b-que.

It's a cultural thing, there, buzzy.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (S6Pax)

316 They're abandoning coal and nuclear.
What does that tell you?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

That they are abandoning one of the few good ideas they had that we did not- using more Nuclear.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (ycWCI)

317 I actually do this in my own house using power line adapters to distribute internet connections to hard wired devices like TV's. Works like a charm. Consistent, reliable and cheap. So I know it works.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 28, 2017 11:54 PM (lJW6d)

They call that "carrier current radio". The signal has to be in the RF range to have enough bandwidth to carry Internet data rates. I think the problem might be getting the signal to pass through all the transformers in the system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (XUcIQ)

318 Wait, a bunch of Eurotrash believes that something they do in a different way from America is far superior? Why that's impossible! They'd never claim such a thing!

You've got a point, there. I'd just like to see more competition in the marketplace to drive the price of these monopoly/municipality sweetheart deals down.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (lJW6d)

319 Gamera makes great turtle soup. So does Babette.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (d4e3K)

320 Rodan looked like a Pterodactyl.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:05 AM (IqV8l)

321 303. Heh....to quote the song,

'When you've seen one stinking, crowded, polluted hole...'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 29, 2017 12:05 AM (TwwWO)

322 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Germany


Germany's main source of internet access is DSL.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:05 AM (cAnNx)

323 The people voted, Central African Republic won out over Upper Revolta. Which isn't saying much.


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:01 AM (d4e3K)


Either one wins only because they didn't use the Native Indian name "place where the shit comes out" for NYC.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 29, 2017 12:05 AM (aMlLZ)

324 I understood that running data over power lines had an issue with transformers hashing up the signal.
I remember this discussion from the mid-90's so this may not be accurate any more.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 12:06 AM (mkDpn)

325 312 Congo is the Cleveland of Africa. No offense to Congo.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:03 AM (cPsPa)

--At least AFAIK the Congo River has never gone aflame.

OTOH, AFAIK Cleveland does not sell "bush meat" consisting of chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and Ituri pygmies.

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (GsAUU)

326 320 Rodan looked like a Pterodactyl.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:05 AM (IqV8l)

That had made sweet love to Godzilla. Less spikey though, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (ycWCI)

327 322 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Germany


Germany's main source of internet access is DSL.

As always, come here for the unvarnished truth. Thanks all for setting me straight....and providing the ammo for my next Deutsche encounter.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (lJW6d)

328 'When you've seen one stinking, crowded, polluted hole.
---

That is an awesome song.

I'm going to find it on youtube and put it on now...

/the queens we use would not excite you...

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:08 AM (aT+Bx)

329 According to the folks I've discussed this with they feel their system is far superior to ours. Bandwidth is not an issue, nor reliability. And these folks are engineers so I believe their expertise.
-------------

Sorry. They can say it until the kuhs come home...with thick German accents, and monocles, but, no.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:08 AM (ZO497)

330 325. 'It takes all kindsa critters, to make Farmer Bokassa's Fritters! '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 29, 2017 12:08 AM (TwwWO)

331 OTOH, AFAIK Cleveland does not sell "bush meat" consisting of chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and Ituri pygmies.
Posted by: logprof at May



well cut the welfare and they will.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (cPsPa)

332

Don't confuse networking over power lines with Internet/Broadband over power lines.

The former makes use of your local low voltage power wiring to transmit networking signals. Ethernet over Romex might be descriptive. The idea was to avoid having to run Cat 5 cable. Wifi has about made that unnecessary, but there are still some situations where wifi won't work too well -- signals don't propagate well for some reason.

The latter is using the utility power distribution system to transmit broadband internet service.

Just Google it and read about all the problems.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (8O3HH)

333 <pours another drink>

No work tomorrow. wtf, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (tHwdc)

334 Mr.WDS's uncle was a fighter pilot from Speers Saskatchewan. Died over Germany.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (mMeIQ)

335 As always, come here for the unvarnished truth.
Thanks all for setting me straight....and providing the ammo for my next
Deutsche encounter.
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (lJW6d)


Ask them if they want some coffee in a paper cup. They like that.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (mkDpn)

336 "The ONT makes the hard man humble,
even as we get our kicks above the waistline Sunshine"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (d4e3K)

337 They call that "carrier current radio". The signal has to be in the RF range to have enough bandwidth to carry Internet data rates. I think the problem might be getting the signal to pass through all the transformers in the system.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------

There are a bazillion issues.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (ZO497)

338 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:35 PM (cPsPa)

Ha! I feel your pain. WTF? I invited you, not your whole family.

Had the polar opposite happen to me and hubby. Friends invite us to their cabin for the weekend. Forgot to mention they had also invited about 20 other people. 2 RV's, 3 or 4 tents, drunken idiots with wild, children.

We adjourned to the motel 20 miles away for the evening and went home the next morning.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (RfzVr)

339 No work tomorrow. wtf, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




the week is for keeping up, the weekends are for getting ahead.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (cPsPa)

340 GeTV - Andy Williams w/ Ray Charles, Simon n Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, and big Mama Cass, umf.

Posted by: gNewt at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (TD9KB)

341 331 OTOH, AFAIK Cleveland does not sell "bush meat" consisting of chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and Ituri pygmies.
Posted by: logprof at May



well cut the welfare and they will.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (cPsPa)

--Nah, LeBron will bail them out.

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:11 AM (GsAUU)

342 333

No work tomorrow. wtf, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (tHwdc)


*clink*

Posted by: rickl at May 29, 2017 12:11 AM (sdi6R)

343 Ha! I feel your pain. WTF? I invited you, not your whole family.

Had the polar opposite happen to me and hubby. Friends invite us to their cabin for the weekend. Forgot to mention they had also invited about 20 other people. 2 RV's, 3 or 4 tents, drunken idiots with wild, children.

We adjourned to the motel 20 miles away for the evening and went home the next morning.
Posted by: cfo mom at May




ugh. you made the right choice.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (cPsPa)

344 Nah, LeBron will bail them out.
Posted by: logprof at May




they would eat him too.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (cPsPa)

345 No work tomorrow. wtf, right?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

Some of us got stuff to do everyday.....

I got work to do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g45Ljqgijiw

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (S6Pax)

346
The former makes use of your local low voltage power wiring to transmit networking signals. Ethernet over Romex might be descriptive. The idea was to avoid having to run Cat 5 cable. Wifi has about made that unnecessary, but there are still some situations where wifi won't work too well -- signals don't propagate well for some reason.

The latter is using the utility power distribution system to transmit broadband internet service.

Just Google it and read about all the problems.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:09 AM (8O3HH)

I use power line Ethernet over Romex to connect my TWO Broadband internet routers...

Why? because.... Brick.... 60 year old house when they actually built them to last.... so you can't punch a wi fi signal from one end of the house to the other...

Works like a champ....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

347 You've got a point, there. I'd just like to see more competition in the marketplace to drive the price of these monopoly/municipality sweetheart deals down.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:04 AM (lJW6d) fnord (lJW6d)


So we have to introduce competition to stop the monopoly and sweetheart deals that are preventing competition.

BLBLBLBLBLBLBL.

Yeah, we're being robbed, but the answer is gutting the sweetheart deals, which ain't easy, because the people that *really* matter, the lobbyists and politicians, profit from them.

Lot of dysfunction goes into that problem, from official and press winks at corruption to voter ignorance, especially at local levels.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (wB8Tg)

348 the week is for keeping up, the weekends are for getting ahead.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:10 AM (cPsPa)

Right. I like you Y5.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (tHwdc)

349 OTOH, AFAIK Cleveland does not sell "bush meat" consisting of chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and Ituri pygmies.

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (GsAUU)

That's why Tarzan won't move to Cleveland. No snake and pygmy pie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (XUcIQ)

350 Oh, and BTW, Obama pissed away millions and millions of dollars of Stimulus money on BPL. Stephen Chu probably told him it was a brilliant idea. Like painting roofs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (ZO497)

351 "The ONT makes the hard man humble,
even as we get our kicks above the waistline Sunshine"
Posted by: Anna Puma

No one plays chess here that well, Anna

youtube.com/watch?v=CZLk9T7y8YU

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (udajc)

352 344 Nah, LeBron will bail them out.
Posted by: logprof at May




they would eat him too.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (cPsPa)

--Really? Hmmm.

They may Goldfinger him into a statue, but not sure if they'd eat their deity.

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (GsAUU)

353 Here's to Mr.WDS's uncle. (lifts glass, takes shot.)

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 29, 2017 12:13 AM (+9AX9)

354 340 GeTV - Andy Williams w/ Ray Charles, Simon n Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, and big Mama Cass, umf.

Ha, my wife is watching this right now and I said this just popped up on AoS. Classy bunch we got here.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:14 AM (lJW6d)

355 so what is the best pick up line you have ever heard?

what is the best pick up line you have ever used?

probably not much fun for bers since all he needed was "hey"

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:14 AM (cPsPa)

356

Yep, the power transformers on the poles and pad mounts do wonderful at 50 and 60Hz, but they don't do so good at RF frequencies.

Also, power lines will radiate RF like crazy.

Now, they use a signalling system as it is for control communication over the grid. I'd have to look that up to see how it works. I can vaguely remember reading about it years ago, but I've forgotten.

But that tech is not suitable to be modified for internet.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (8O3HH)

357 Miley, I sense a disturbance in your force.

What's up, Your Grace? How can I help?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (9m4zl)

358 Really? Hmmm.

They may Goldfinger him into a statue, but not sure if they'd eat their deity.
Posted by: logprof at May




murder rate is higher than chicago, they would not even cook him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (cPsPa)

359 Got to give the Japs credit, them Long Lance torpedoes were a bit of fine engineering.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:16 AM (ZO497)

360 355 so what is the best pick up line you have ever heard?

what is the best pick up line you have ever used?

probably not much fun for bers since all he needed was "hey"
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:14 AM (cPsPa)

--Never did the pick-up line thing.

I do like:

"Are you a beaver? Because DAAAAAMMMMMMMNNNN!!!!"

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:16 AM (GsAUU)

361 "what is the best pick up line you have ever used?"

Hello.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 29, 2017 12:16 AM (+9AX9)

362 Yessir ladies and gentlemen step right up and gaze with wonder at the latest inventions of medical science! I hold in my hand a bottle of the world's greatest medicine. This special herbal tonic was developed to cure whatever ails you. I call it, Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic! Now, I know what you're thinking: "Doctor Alex, we've been promised such miracles before and they never come true." But ladies and gentlemen, I promise you that after today you will be a believer. This tonic is a mixture of ancient oriental medicine combined with the latest in modern medical science. And the best part is that you don't have to drink it! That's right, ladies and gentlemen, no unpleasant taste in each spoonful. What I need now is a volunteer- YES, you miss, in the front! Come on up here! So how does this work, you may be asking. We'll, I'm going to give you a demonstration right now, with the help of this lovely young lady. Now, this tonic works by application through the skin. So the first thing you do is position the patient over your right leg, as so. Make sure that she's comfortable, because comfort is the most important thing in any medical procedure. Now, I'm going to hike up her skirt over her waist- no need to by shy miss, I am a doctor after all. Notice that I have the bottle of tonic in my right hand? I'm now applying two drops of this special patented medicine to my left palm- only two drops, mind you. You could use more if you felt it was necessary, but Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic is so powerful that two drops is all you need. Why a bottle this size can last weeks, or months, or even years depending on the severity of your case and the intensity of the therapy required. So having applied two drops to my left palm, I'm going to vigorously apply Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic directing to her skin- *WHACK* whoa there little lady, don't kick so hard. Notice how she immediately perks up. Now let's apply to the other size *WHACK* Whoa nelly, she's a feisty one! What do you say, miss? Do you feel better? No? Ok, we'll apply more of Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic! *WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK* Look at her, she's a real trooper. You don't see too many ladies these days who really put themselves into their therapy with a whole heart! It does wonders for the body and soul, I tell ya! Now, once Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic is fully applied, massage it in to ensure complete absorption. Yes, here we go. Can you feel it working ma'am? You can? Excellent. But sometimes application by hand isn't enough. Please stand up, my dear. In those cases, you can apply Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic by use of a leather belt! Please bend over and touch your toes, miss. Here we go: I'm going to apply ten drops of Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic to my belt here- for best results we recommend use of a one-inch wide belt, but a leather strap two-inches wide also works. I rub Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic to ensure even coverage. I'm going to hold the belt in my right hand, and stand on her right side. Lifting up her skirts again, I use a twist of my hips to ensure proper application of Doctor Alex's Wondrous Invigorating Tonic- *WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK**WHACK* Ok, now repeat the procedure I discussed earlier, massaging the applied tonic into her skin. Thank you my dear, you may step down. Oh, you'd like to continue to volunteer? Well, that's so kind of you. Right over here we have a fine example of the lated medical technology. This device cures hysteria quickly and easily. Miss, I've you please sit in the swing and place your ankles through the straps...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)

363 Hello.
Posted by: harleycowboy at May




for the opposite sex

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (cPsPa)

364 Haole frioles Batman, what a Wall of Text....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (d4e3K)

365
Now, they use a signalling system as it is for control communication over the grid. I'd have to look that up to see how it works. I can vaguely remember reading about it years ago, but I've forgotten.

That's a very low frequency RF signal only used on the very high voltage lines and filtered out on the ends in the substation. Used to detect faults.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (IqV8l)

366 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)

--Ya couldn't break that wall o' text into chewable nuggets?

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (GsAUU)

367 I use power line Ethernet over Romex to connect my TWO Broadband internet routers...

Why? because.... Brick.... 60 year old house when they actually built them to last.... so you can't punch a wi fi signal from one end of the house to the other...

Works like a champ....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (NgKpN)




Which is probably what those Germans are talking about as well. A lot of their buildings are in the "built to last" category I think. So perhaps they're talking about the powerlines as internal network routing, but it still arrives to the building via DSL.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (cAnNx)

368
*snap!*

I've got it...by god!

Internet via rail... high speed rail!

Posted by: Jerry Brown at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (ZO497)

369 ONT, You know who else wanted "elbow room"?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:19 AM (ycWCI)

370 Now, they use a signalling system as it is for control communication over the grid. I'd have to look that up to see how it works. I can vaguely remember reading about it years ago, but I've forgotten.

But that tech is not suitable to be modified for internet.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (8O3HH) fnord (8O3HH)


IIRC the speed is in the sub-kbps range, like a few hundred bits per second.

For the *grid*. So, one signal at a time and way too slow for modern internet.

I don't know what acronym they use for it, so it would be hard to look up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:19 AM (wB8Tg)

371 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)


Into the barrel for Whacking off the margins.

Pervert.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:19 AM (cAnNx)

372 --Ya couldn't break that wall o' text into chewable nuggets?
Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (GsAUU)


It loses something. You have to imagine it being belted out by some fast talker in a straw hat, speaking from a hastily built stage on the outskirts of town.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:20 AM (Tnhbr)

373 Blown the margins with excessive wacking.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 29, 2017 12:20 AM (VdICR)

374 I hunger.

Posted by: Teh Barrel at May 29, 2017 12:20 AM (GsAUU)

375
Hello.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May



for the opposite sex

It works amazingly well.

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 29, 2017 12:20 AM (+9AX9)

376 So Colorado Alex was really Machines for Sale?

Another mystery solved.

And whatever happened to Sick in Mass?

Now that guy could put up a wall of text!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:20 AM (S6Pax)

377 Sorry, I didn't realize it would kill the margins like that.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:21 AM (Tnhbr)

378 My horizons have been broadened.

Alex to the barrel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 12:21 AM (XUcIQ)

379 /Barrel sock

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 12:21 AM (GsAUU)

380 371 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)


Into the barrel for Whacking off the margins.

Pervert.
Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:19 AM (cAnNx)

Not like back in my day. I member when our margins were tight and clean like Mr. Paul Anka Himself- not like Lena Dunham's colon after eating a quart of peanut butter on the john.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:21 AM (ycWCI)

381
I don't know what acronym they use for it, so it would be hard to look up.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Power Line Carrier

http://tinyurl.com/y75s63rj

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (IqV8l)

382 That's not a barrelling, but it's kind of like Alex drove his car into the front of the thread while parking.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (wB8Tg)

383 ONT, You know who else wanted "elbow room"?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Achtung! Lebensraum!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (S6Pax)

384 It works amazingly well.
Posted by: harleycowboy at May



yeah, yeah, yeah, it does, but I was not seeking advice so much as clever or funny lines. but you are not wrong. simply breaking the ice, saying high, slapping her ass is half of it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (cPsPa)

385 To get the groove back, some speed jazz

https://youtu.be/iXksbb-BKpM

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (d4e3K)

386 I wish I got blown half as much as the margins do.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 29, 2017 12:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

387
Which is probably what those Germans are talking about as well. A lot of their buildings are in the "built to last" category I think. So perhaps they're talking about the powerlines as internal network routing, but it still arrives to the building via DSL.

So what you're telling me is that these Krauts are just yankin' my Bratwurst?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:23 AM (lJW6d)

388 It was the *WHACK*WHACK* etc without spaces.

Ehhh that might be a barrelling. Would have to go to the rules for that.

But it's a mess in either case!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:23 AM (wB8Tg)

389 Power Line Carrier

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:22 AM (IqV8l) fnord (IqV8l)


And now I know! But, I've moved on.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:24 AM (wB8Tg)

390 Nice to see the NYT seeking answers in the Manchester terror bombing. Maybe they can get to the bottom of this mystery.

BTW, did they ever figure out after 9/11 why the terrorists hate us?

Posted by: Ripley at May 29, 2017 12:24 AM (NbRJx)

391 Tango lima; delta romeo

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (+GtGJ)

392 Powerline Carrier?

You mean those guys have their aircraft carrier?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (d4e3K)

393 So what you're telling me is that these Krauts are just yankin' my Bratwurst?
Posted by: Pete Seria


You'll be lucky if that's all they do.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (S6Pax)

394 Internet via rail... high speed rail!
Posted by: Jerry Brown at May 29, 2017 12:18 AM (ZO497)

Even better...high speed MONORAIL!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (rJUlF)

395 Which is probably what those Germans are talking about as well. A lot of their buildings are in the "built to last" category I think. So perhaps they're talking about the powerlines as internal network routing, but it still arrives to the building via DSL.

So what you're telling me is that these Krauts are just yankin' my Bratwurst?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:23 AM (lJW6d)

Well the Germans have round pins in their power outlets, which a geometrically more amenable to digital signals than the flat prongs used in North America.

Posted by: Neil de Gassy Tyson at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (XUcIQ)

396 MissTammy!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:25 AM (cPsPa)

397 My God...it's full of text.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:26 AM (rJUlF)

398 This is the sort of thing that happens when we don't have Adult Supervision.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:26 AM (aT+Bx)

399 seems we are letting this perfectly good ont go to waste.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:26 AM (cPsPa)

400
Well the Germans have round pins in their power outlets, which a geometrically more amenable to digital signals than the flat prongs used in North America.
Posted by: Neil de Gassy Tyson


And they use European Monster Cable.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

401 Sometimes entering the ONT is like being Naked and Afraid.

Pretty awesome, really.

Happy Memorial Day.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at May 29, 2017 12:27 AM (GzDYP)

402 most risque thing to happen so far is Alex blowing 4 margins at once in some kind of formatting gangbang.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:27 AM (cPsPa)

403 seems we are letting this perfectly good ont go to waste.
Posted by: yankeefifth

So whatcha want to do with this here ONT?

Give it a good kick in the shins, or buy it a cold beer?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:27 AM (S6Pax)

404 Hey, this Andy Williams thing is pretty good tonight. Tune in if you can. Get TV

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 29, 2017 12:28 AM (lJW6d)

405 Thunderboomers moving through Houston right now from the north. Stobe light lightening effect going on and heavy downpour. Whee!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 29, 2017 12:28 AM (JO9+V)

406 (manspreads)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:28 AM (rJUlF)

407 Time for the old folk. Another parade tomorrow.


Been such an honor to march a little.

I wore the uniform with PRIDE, but when I see the young men and women wearing it today, it humbles me.

Would be an immeasurable honor to wear it again with them.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 29, 2017 12:28 AM (S/hVx)

408 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)

Lace Wigs! Butt joints! Old School ONT Homage!

Damn it,who was the one who used to post those, damn it I can't believe I can't remember.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:28 AM (9m4zl)

409 Blown the margins with excessive wacking.
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Well, yeah. We're all pretty whacked here.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (S6Pax)

410 If the Germans could figure out how to get their innerwebz through their enema tubes, then they might have something...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (e9G8E)

411 'Member kids.

1 bottle/glass of water for every beer/wine/shot.

You can thank me tomorrow.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (Uxokn)

412 You'll be lucky if that's all they do.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative
--

No kidding.

Posted by: Poland at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (ZO497)

413 402 most risque thing to happen so far is Alex blowing 4 margins at once in some kind of formatting gangbang.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:27 AM (cPsPa)



And Miley's worn out on phone sex.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (cAnNx)

414 BTW, did they ever figure out after 9/11 why the terrorists hate us?
---

"Western weapons in Saudi Arabia."

"Bombing Muslims."

"Israel."

/real reason? We hate you because you're not the right brand of islam

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (aT+Bx)

415 Machines for sale

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (IqV8l)

416 The ONT is like a box of LSD laced chocolates...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (d4e3K)

417 Good night Iron Grampa. Love you.

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 12:30 AM (tfQTV)

418 Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.
Posted by: irongrampa

Good night, and ....Salute!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:30 AM (S6Pax)

419 Spacious in here... Quite liberating, actually!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 12:30 AM (e9G8E)

420 Heh. Tora, Tora, Tora...and NO CGI.

Posted by: Poland at May 29, 2017 12:30 AM (ZO497)

421 Goodnight, irongrampa. Thanks for your service.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:31 AM (rJUlF)

422 Miley, I sense a disturbance in your force.



What's up, Your Grace? How can I help?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (9m4zl)

Just tell me to Stop Being Stupid.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:31 AM (tHwdc)

423 Yes, yes, Machines For Sale, good times, good times.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:31 AM (9m4zl)

424 "The ONT makes the hard man humble,"

Der Commisar is in town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUdK87LWHeg

Posted by: Falco at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (Wb2La)

425 Anecedotally:

I planned on having a real holiday weekend, rather than my usual I work every day weekend.

Got sick on Friday. Slept most of the day.

Spent yesterday and today... working.

Tomorrow? Probably working.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (aT+Bx)

426 Miley, I sense a disturbance in your force.



What's up, Your Grace? How can I help?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




well, now that you ask I have some suggestions. is Thor around?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (cPsPa)

427 I'm partial to A SHROPSHIRE LAD at this time of year, myself. http://www.bartleby.com/123/1.html

Posted by: Scars at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (jiQvT)

428 Mein Fass wartet auf dich

Posted by: Frau Merkel at May 29, 2017 12:33 AM (TD9KB)

429 Just tell me to Stop Being Stupid.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:31 AM (tHwdc)


Unpossible, ma'am, as I have never known you to be stupid.

What's his name?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:33 AM (9m4zl)

430 shibumi at May




Well at least you did not have to take any sick days.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:33 AM (cPsPa)

431 Der Commisar is in town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUdK87LWHeg
Posted by: Falco at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (Wb2La)


Amadeus? Is that you?

https://youtu.be/cVikZ8Oe_XA

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:33 AM (rJUlF)

432 Posted by: ColoErado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)

=====


WTF Alex?

Posted by: GOULD at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (Hj4t4)

433
*looks at Wall of Shame*

My, Miss Tammy, you been busy this week.

Posted by: Poland at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (ZO497)

434 Just tell me to Stop Being Stupid.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


Oh, come on!

Dare to be stupid!!

https://tinyurl.com/y7sov58o

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (S6Pax)

435

Long story to describe, but there was a German guy who used to live around here. They moved away over 10 years ago to live closer to their children as they got old and feeble.

He was on a U-boat in WWII, and got captured and spent the war in a POW camp, Georgia IIRC. He liked it so much here, that he came back as soon as he could after the war. Imagine that, you're in a prison camp in a country and you like it so much, you don't want to leave.

Anyway, he brought some old friends of his over one time. All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland.

I, and just about everyone else, wanted to just beat the shit of him after listening to him for about 5 minutes.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (8O3HH)

436 Ooops.
/Poland

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (ZO497)

437 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (cPsPa)

Why yes he is, but our basement is flooded and he's putzing around with dehumidifiers and such. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (9m4zl)

438
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:17 AM (Tnhbr)


I'm laughing so hard it hurts. It HURTS, I tellya!


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (tHwdc)

439 Remember kids, it's a fine line between clever and stupid.

Posted by: David St. Hubbins at May 29, 2017 12:35 AM (JO9+V)

440 Uh oh, now we gonna dare to be stupid Amadeus!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:35 AM (d4e3K)

441 Posted by: Poland at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (ZO497)

I know, and what's worse is that it was just a few threads.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (9m4zl)

442 Via Breitbart, El Salvador holding emergency meetings; we've sent back 398 gang bangers this year already.

We sent back 534 in all of 2016.

They are worried about "violence" in El Salvador.

/is it wrong to say "suck it El Salvador, it's YOUR problem now?"

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (aT+Bx)

443 Got sick on Friday. Slept most of the day.

Spent yesterday and today... working.

Tomorrow? Probably working.

Posted by: shibumi

Did you get over your vertigo? Sounded kinda bad.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (S6Pax)

444 Compactors and rollers, dozers, excavators, loaders, backhoes. Cranes, forklifts, hoists, man lifts, pallet jacks, vibratory feeders. CNC lathes, hydrualic presses, air compressors, comparators, granulators, packing equipment, drill presses, edgebanders, arm saws, wide belt sanders

Posted by: Machines For Sale: The Tribute Band at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (rJUlF)

445 Why yes he is, but our basement is flooded and he's putzing around with dehumidifiers and such. Why do you ask?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




Perfect! Well I mean I hope your basement gets unflooded right away. Anyway, back to my suggestions about how you cold help Miley. Is the clasp in the front or the back? oh nevermind.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (cPsPa)

446 Anyway, he brought some old friends of his over one time. All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland.

I, and just about everyone else, wanted to just beat the shit of him after listening to him for about 5 minutes.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (8O3HH)

You should have said something like: "Yep, that Dresden. Some fine construction there!"

Too soon?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:37 AM (ycWCI)

447 440 Uh oh, now we gonna dare to be stupid Amadeus!
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:35 AM (d4e3K)

I could be a coffee achiever.
I could sit around the house and Watch Leave It To Beaver!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:37 AM (rJUlF)

448 439 Remember kids, it's a fine line between clever and stupid.


Posted by: David St. Hubbins at May 29, 2017 12:35 AM (JO9+V)



Dare to be Stupid

https://youtu.be/wBXGUYRne1I

And its Transformers The Movie related!

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:37 AM (cAnNx)

449 I've always preferred the After the Fire version

https://youtu.be/vBfFDTPPlaM

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:37 AM (d4e3K)

450 442 Via Breitbart, El Salvador holding emergency meetings; we've sent back 398 gang bangers this year already.

We sent back 534 in all of 2016.

They are worried about "violence" in El Salvador.

/is it wrong to say "suck it El Salvador, it's YOUR problem now?"
Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (aT+Bx)

Too bad it's their problem now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (ycWCI)

451
I could be a coffee achiever.
I could sit around the house and Watch Leave It To Beaver!
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


The future's up to you
What you gonna do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (IqV8l)

452 I'm laughing so hard it hurts. It HURTS, I tellya!


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:34 AM (tHwdc)


Then my work here is done!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (Tnhbr)

453 Anyway, he brought some old friends of his over one time. All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland.


I, and just about everyone else, wanted to just beat the shit of him after listening to him for about 5 minutes.
--

And that's why they call them Eurotrash.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (aT+Bx)

454 They are worried about "violence" in El Salvador.
***
Shoulda shot more commies while they had the chance.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (aZq03)

455 /is it wrong to say "suck it El Salvador, it's YOUR problem now?"
Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (aT+Bx)

Too bad it's their problem now.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (ycWCI)

Too bad it's their problem!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 29, 2017 12:39 AM (ycWCI)

456 410 If the Germans could figure out how to get their innerwebz through their enema tubes, then they might have something...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (e9G8E)

Ja, we'll figure out this secret from all the "refugee" scientists and engineers we're importing into Europe from the Middle East and Africa.

Posted by: Frau Merkel, wannabe Commissar for the EU at May 29, 2017 12:39 AM (E/ibL)

457

And German porn, now that is disturbing. Even to me.

I remember reading a list of translations of some of the more noteworthy German porn titles.

One was "Sphincters of Steel" or something close.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (8O3HH)

458 And Miley's worn out on phone sex.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 12:29 AM (cAnNx)

She is. Oh yes, she is.

Unpossible, ma'am, as I have never known you to be stupid.



What's his name?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:33 AM (9m4zl)


I don't want you to go medieval on his ass. It's my own fault for being Stupid.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (tHwdc)

459 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (cPsPa)

Miley is strictly dickly, so far as I know!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (9m4zl)

460 Anyway, he brought some old friends of his over one time. All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland.

I, and just about everyone else, wanted to just beat the shit of him after listening to him for about 5 minutes.
Posted by: publius


Godel Bless Umberica.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (udajc)

461 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (tHwdc)

A Moron, then?

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (9m4zl)

462 Well at least you did not have to take any sick days.
--

LOL. Pretty much self-employed, so N/A.

And yes, the vertigo is mostly gone. It was really weird Friday (dizzy, some dry heaves, chills, sweats, that sort of thing) but by Friday night, my boatload of meds kicked in. I was able to go to the cemetery in the hood yesterday (best visited on a holiday for safety reasons) and ran errands today.

Big news? Petsmart has a 30% off anything coupon out right now.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:41 AM (aT+Bx)

463 Nice to see the NYT seeking answers in the Manchester terror bombing. Maybe they can get to the bottom of this mystery.
****
Maybe they thought Ariana was a secret weapon system? Marginally nfsw

http://tinyurl.com/yasmmu78

Posted by: 18-1 at May 29, 2017 12:41 AM (aZq03)

464 Tomorrow? Probably working.



Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:32 AM (aT+Bx)

You're not alone, been working every night and will be there tomorrow night too.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 29, 2017 12:41 AM (Jcg9Q)

465 The future's up to you
What you gonna do?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 29, 2017 12:38 AM (IqV8l)

Settle down
Raise a family
Join the PTA
Buy some sensible shoes and a Chevrolet
Then party 'til I'm broke and they drag me away

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:41 AM (rJUlF)

466 442 Via Breitbart, El Salvador holding emergency meetings; we've sent back 398 gang bangers this year already.

We sent back 534 in all of 2016.

They are worried about "violence" in El Salvador.

/is it wrong to say "suck it El Salvador, it's YOUR problem now?"
Posted by: shibumi



So are they admitting they used the USA as a dumping ground for there criminals?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 29, 2017 12:42 AM (DfC8b)

467 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (cPsPa)

Miley is strictly dickly, so far as I know!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:42 AM (cPsPa)

468 Earlier on food thread was the start of a Moron cookbook, now on the ONT "Songs as Morons Would Write Them"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:43 AM (d4e3K)

469 "All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland."

Size Matters!

Posted by: Falco at May 29, 2017 12:43 AM (Wb2La)

470 Anyway, he brought some old friends of his over one time. All this one guy did was throw off on how cheaply we built our houses compared to how they did it in der Fatherland.

Posted by: publius
------------

I've heard that shit from them a thousand times. We had a local BMG CD plant. I would ask if they were still using slave labor, or if it stopped after we salvaged their economy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 29, 2017 12:43 AM (ZO497)

471 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (tHwdc)

A Moron, then?

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (9m4zl)

Wasn't me, but I'll probably end up wishing it was.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 29, 2017 12:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

472 A Moron, then?



Hmmmm.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:40 AM (9m4zl)


You just ponder that, m'am.

Oh, and remember also, I'm Stupid.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

473 One thing was a typical treated lumber deck. The idea, of course, was to look "rustic". Unfinished.

Well, this Kraut jackwagon thought that was just terrible. So primitive and uncooth. Hunter-gatherers.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:46 AM (8O3HH)

474 You just ponder that, m'am.

Oh, and remember also, I'm Stupid.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

We aren't called the Moron Horde because we like eatin paste.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:46 AM (ycWCI)

475 So are they admitting they used the USA as a dumping ground for there criminals?
--
Yeah, I don't think I'd say that.

It's more like "How can this be happening? We don't know what to do. Sending El Salvadoran gangbangers back to El Salvador will cause crime in El Salvador. What to do? What to do???"

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:47 AM (aT+Bx)

476 Night all, the thunder-boomers are getting louder and closer.

Stay safe. Or failing that, out of jail.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2017 12:47 AM (d4e3K)

477 Ariana Missile Tits... Cool pic, 18-1!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 12:48 AM (e9G8E)

478 (sigh)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 12:48 AM (wB8Tg)

479 We aren't called the Moron Horde because we like eatin paste.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May




yeah but we do like eatin paste.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:48 AM (cPsPa)

480 Well, this Kraut jackwagon thought that was just terrible. So primitive and uncooth. Hunter-gatherers.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 29, 2017 12:46 AM (8O3HH)


That's... the point.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:48 AM (Tnhbr)

481 We aren't called the Moron Horde because we like eatin paste.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 29, 2017 12:46 AM (ycWCI)


Even when the truth is laid out for you like a fucking Naked Lunch, it's still Easy to be Stupid.
Yay me!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:48 AM (tHwdc)

482 Stay safe. Or failing that, out of jail.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Well that's no fun, she fell right over.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:49 AM (S6Pax)

483 Evenin' everyone.

Roomy in here tonight.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:49 AM (IcT7t)

484 It's more like "How can this be happening? We don't
know what to do. Sending El Salvadoran gangbangers back to El Salvador
will cause crime in El Salvador. What to do? What to do???"
Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:47 AM (aT+Bx)


It is a concern. The criminals own the prisons, and there are those laws they have against executing people for crimes.

I can't remember. who won the last revolution?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 12:49 AM (mkDpn)

485 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:45 AM (tHwdc)

Intriguing.

Put it right out of your mind.

Unless I really do need to go medieval, in which case, you have my email.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:50 AM (9m4zl)

486 Roomy in here tonight.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Alex blew the margins.

The margins are off somewhere smoking a cigarette now.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:51 AM (S6Pax)

487 Many, many thanks to Tammy Al Thor, for keeping me on the path.

She's awesome and if you don't love her, then shame on you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 29, 2017 12:51 AM (MZcWR)

488 thanks. julie mccoy is not welcome at the cabin. 1977 lauren tewes with a little brown bottle of fun is always welcome.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:47 PM (cPsPa)thanks. julie mccoy is not welcome at the cabin. 1977 lauren tewes with a little brown bottle of fun is always welcome.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 11:47 PM (cPsPa)


Lauren Tewes from about 1979 with a nose full of coke would have been welcome at my cabin.

Posted by: Elizabeth Haysom at May 29, 2017 12:51 AM (1JnAL)

489 Via Breitbart, El Salvador holding emergency meetings; we've sent back 398 gang bangers this year already.

We sent back 534 in all of 2016.

They are worried about "violence" in El Salvador.

/is it wrong to say "suck it El Salvador, it's YOUR problem now once more?"

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:36 AM (aT+Bx)

Fixed it a little.

Seems to me El Salvador used to have death squads. Maybe they ought to revive the tradition. Just shoot any yute sporting tats.

Posted by: Neil de Gassy Tyson at May 29, 2017 12:52 AM (XUcIQ)

490 ah, Miley, I am pretty sure you're not stupid. brave? possibly reckless, maybe. but you're not stupid. sorry to hear the heart in you.

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 12:52 AM (tfQTV)

491 Alex blew the margins.

Nice to see Memorial Day weekend living up to its reputation around here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (IcT7t)

492 Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (IcT7t)

Hardly!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (9m4zl)

493 MMMM. Nicely boxed and widened. Lovely formatting.

First gun for 12-year-old, what to do, what to do.

It's gonna be a 22 rifle. He thinks he wants an AR style, and though cool looking, I'm liking the compact version of the Ruger American Rimfire.

The stock butt piece is removable and the one from the full size gun can go on it when he grows up. Pull length of the compact is right for him now, but in three years or less he'll need the other.

And when his kid brother turns about 11, he can shoot it too, with the compact butt piece.

Yeah, I know the S&W M&P Sport AR-type .22 has an easy-in easy-out stock, but when we tried it out at the store it seemed way undersized at full extension.

Are these AR type guns supposed to feel so cramped?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (U6f54)

494 Alex blew the margins.

The margins are off somewhere smoking a cigarette now.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:51 AM (S6Pax)


No, no, it's just ice cream!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (Tnhbr)

495 https://youtu.be/OIZyoimMlNg?t=22s

I just wanted to post this again.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (mkDpn)

496 Lauren Tewes from about 1979 with a nose full of coke would have been welcome at my cabin.
Posted by: Elizabeth Haysom at May



yep. not sure if she had any grey in her hair but I would have spanked that grey right out of her hair at the cabin, the 1977 version.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (cPsPa)

497 hurt, not heart. sorry.

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (tfQTV)

498 Oh, and remember also, I'm Stupid.

Pardon me, Ma'am, but stupid is my gig. You got a long way to go to sink to this level.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (IcT7t)

499 484. Huh....so it's colander face-mask world there - only there's no colanders left.

Yeah - deport the shit outta these people. We've got plenty of domestic scum. - imports, we don't need.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (TwwWO)

500 She's awesome and if you don't love her, then shame on you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 29, 2017 12:51 AM (MZcWR)


She's awesome, just like ALL the 'ettes.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 12:55 AM (rJUlF)

501 Hardly!

Well that's part of it, too.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:55 AM (IcT7t)

502 I just wanted to post this again.
Posted by: Kindltot


WHAT WAS THAT??

It seemed....exceedingly weird.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:55 AM (S6Pax)

503 Well, this Kraut jackwagon thought that was just terrible. So primitive and uncooth. Hunter-gatherers.
---

Here's my take on Western Europe:

They've been in two world wars. The alpha males and females that weren't killed left and are OUR grandparents and great grandparents.

All that's left there are beta male bisexual cucks and feminazis who gaze at their centuries old architecture and say "Aren't we wonderful? Aren't we the Height of Civilization?"

Umm... no. What exactly have you done lately? Every time you get in trouble, the US has to bail your sorry weak little eurotrashy @sses out. Western Europe is skating by on their past achievements while simultaneously bending over for allah.

/who cares if have "affordable mass transportation." We own cars and guns. Lots of guns. Think about that after your next terrorist attack.

Posted by: shibumi at May 29, 2017 12:56 AM (aT+Bx)

504 So am I strictly dickly, in case there was any ambiguity there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 12:56 AM (9m4zl)

505 We had some Germans come over to inspect our products and plant back in the early 90s. Picked 'em up at O'Hare and drove them across Indiana on US 30 instead of taking I-90 across.

They looked at the farmhouses, the shacks in the towns, the barns, the fields, and said everything looked cheap and untended.

We said, yeah, but every kid over the age of 17 has his own car. That quieted things down.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (U6f54)

506 So am I strictly dickly, in case there was any ambiguity there.

You sleep with the God of Thunder. Not like you've got time for anything else.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (IcT7t)

507
I'm strictly dickly, too.

Posted by: Sheppy Smith at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (8O3HH)

508 ah, Miley, I am pretty sure you're not stupid.
brave? possibly reckless, maybe. but you're not stupid. sorry to hear
the heart in you.

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 12:52 AM (tfQTV)

OK. Brave + Stupid. Is that a little better?
Oh, and don't forget Drunk. That's important. But I forget why.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (tHwdc)

509 You sleep with the God of Thunder. Not like you've got time for anything else.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (IcT7t)




Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:00 AM (9m4zl)

510 Everyone loves MissTammy, very dearly, completely, and from very far away.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:00 AM (cPsPa)

511 Pardon me, Ma'am, but stupid is my gig. You got a long way to go to sink to this level.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (IcT7t)



I'll fight you for the title if you want.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 01:01 AM (tHwdc)

512 Drunk might be making the brave call herself names like stupid. why not watch the video from kindltot? it's fun!

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 01:01 AM (tfQTV)

513 But I forget why.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 12:58 AM (tHwdc)



Hang in there, and don't stress over silliness that is soon forgotten.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:02 AM (9m4zl)

514 I'll fight you for the title if you want.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 01:01 AM (tHwdc)

TWO MORONS ENTER ..... ONE??? MORON LEAVES?

Posted by: AOSHQ THUNDERDOME at May 29, 2017 01:02 AM (ycWCI)

515 I'll fight you for the title if you want.

You know I'll beat you with experience.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:02 AM (IcT7t)

516 me, Ma'am, but stupid is my gig. You got a long way to go to sink to this level.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (IcT7t)



I'll fight you for the title if you want.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




is this going to be like a give away checkers slap fight? whoever lets their opponent slap them the most wins? seems suspiciously like a pair of people in desperate need of a spanking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:03 AM (cPsPa)

517 WHAT WAS THAT??



It seemed....exceedingly weird.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 12:55 AM (S6Pax)


That was the Barbarettes.
I don't speak Korean, but I am told it is a song about motherhood.

And that is not exceedingly weird, trust me.

(Gogol Bordello, now that is exceedingly weird. Polish tangos, those or very odd)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 01:03 AM (mkDpn)

518 TWO MORONS ENTER ..... ONE??? MORON LEAVES?
Posted by: AOSHQ THUNDERDOME


You know, I think we are all Bozos on this bus.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 01:03 AM (S6Pax)

519 Miley, some words I'd used to describe you, from what little I know of you...
Witty
Friendly
Intelligent
Intriguing

But never Stupid.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:03 AM (rJUlF)

520 oh ffs who is the fucking margin whore that keeps deep throating all four margins simultaneously?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:04 AM (cPsPa)

521 is this going to be like a give away checkers slap fight? whoever lets
their opponent slap them the most wins? seems suspiciously like a pair
of people in desperate need of a spanking.


Sorry, didn't know Dingo was here tonight.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:04 AM (IcT7t)

522 You know I'll beat you with experience.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:02 AM (IcT7t)


I've been Stupid far longer than I've been a Moron.
'Ette. Whatever.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 01:05 AM (tHwdc)

523 510 Everyone loves MissTammy, very dearly, completely, and from very far away.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:00 AM (cPsPa)


Especially that last one. I don't want to get plastered by a flying hammer.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:05 AM (rJUlF)

524 C'mon and do the jailhouse rock with me.

https://tinyurl.com/97ku986

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 01:06 AM (tfQTV)

525 520 oh ffs who is the fucking margin whore that keeps deep throating all four margins simultaneously?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:04 AM (cPsPa)

Hey the margins told me they wasn't seein nobody.

Posted by: That Guy at May 29, 2017 01:06 AM (ycWCI)

526 Miley, some words I'd used to describe you, from what little I know of you...

Witty

Friendly

Intelligent

Intriguing



But never Stupid.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:03 AM (rJUlF)

I'm going to put this into my Complimentary File, which I read when I'm feeling Stupid. Thank you, Cap'n!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 01:07 AM (tHwdc)

527 Anybody from the right dumb enough to go in front of a camera on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, or really anywhere, needs to Drudge up when the question goes to Russia.

Jared Who????? Obama backchanneled for years.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 29, 2017 01:07 AM (U6f54)

528 I've been Stupid far longer than I've been a Moron.
'Ette. Whatever.


And yet you've got the horde here, tonight, vouching for your intelligence.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:08 AM (IcT7t)

529 Thank you, Cap'n!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 29, 2017 01:07 AM (tHwdc)

My pleasure.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:09 AM (rJUlF)

530 Jared Who????? Obama backchanneled for years.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 29, 2017 01:07 AM (U6f54)

Still doin' it, too.

Posted by: Reggie at May 29, 2017 01:09 AM (XUcIQ)

531 Please deflate your shoes.

Oh, Miley, I would tell you to not be an idiot, but speaking as someone who had people AFTER I made my most recent terrible decision say they wished I had consulted them I realized that advice from friends is great, but the problem with really bad life decisions is that you never listen to the voice of reason.

(And afterwards I realized I was the one saying, "I know it will be hard, but I think we can work through this." I could slap myself. If there was such a thing as a time machine the number of unsolved mysterious assaults would skyrocket)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 29, 2017 01:09 AM (mkDpn)

532 Jared Who????? Obama backchanneled for years.
Posted by: Les Kinetic


Well, that's what Reggie Love called it, anyways.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 01:09 AM (S6Pax)

533 Miley, some words I'd used to describe you, from what little I know of you...

Witty

Friendly

Intelligent

Intriguing



But never Stupid.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May




you know no one is literally blowing the margins right?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:10 AM (cPsPa)

534 you know no one is literally blowing the margins right?

Darn, I thought we had the happiest margins on the planet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:11 AM (IcT7t)

535 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:10 AM (cPsPa)

Yeah, I'm aware.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:11 AM (rJUlF)

536 Yeah, I'm aware.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May



ok

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:12 AM (cPsPa)

537 534 you know no one is literally blowing the margins right?

Darn, I thought we had the happiest margins on the planet.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:11 AM (IcT7t)

Well, wat's wrong with em? Yuge... tracts of typespace!

Posted by: Monty Python at May 29, 2017 01:12 AM (ycWCI)

538 Darn, I thought we had the happiest margins on the planet.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:13 AM (cPsPa)

539 Off to bed. Nite all.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 29, 2017 01:13 AM (Jcg9Q)

540 yep. not sure if she had any grey in her hair but I would have spanked that grey right out of her hair at the cabin, the 1977 version.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (cPsPa)


I would have banged the version of her up until the early 80's so hard that with all the coke coming out of her nose she would have looked like someone turned a vacuum cleaner on "reverse".

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May 29, 2017 01:13 AM (1JnAL)

541 looked like someone turned a vacuum cleaner on "reverse".
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at May




snork!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:14 AM (cPsPa)

542 night Country Boy

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:14 AM (cPsPa)

543 you know no one is literally blowing the margins right?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:10 AM (cPsPa)


Where the margins at?

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at May 29, 2017 01:15 AM (1JnAL)

544 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:00 AM (cPsPa)

*Blushes*

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:16 AM (9m4zl)

545 Are these AR type guns supposed to feel so cramped?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 29, 2017 12:53 AM (U6f54)


I don't want to say anything inapposite, but you wouldn't happen to be from the UnusuallyLongArm family?

I don't know if the 22 has a different length of pull than most ARs, generally they're not hard to fit people to.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 01:16 AM (wB8Tg)

546 C'mon and do the jailhouse rock with me.

https://tinyurl.com/97ku986
Posted by: booknlass


Ugh. I guess Elvis is a chick thing? I can't stand Elvis.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 29, 2017 01:16 AM (vRcUp)

547 "First gun for 12-year-old, what to do, what to do."

My first gun was a single shot Winchester (no magazine) bolt action. Taught me patience and aim. Wish I still had it.

Posted by: X-ray at May 29, 2017 01:17 AM (Wb2La)

548 Margins?

Margins?!!?!

We don't need no steenking margins!!!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:17 AM (rJUlF)

549 goodnight, mysterious friends. see yas tomorrow.

Posted by: booknlass at May 29, 2017 01:17 AM (tfQTV)

550 Night, booknlass!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:18 AM (9m4zl)

551 goodnight, mysterious friends. see yas tomorrow.
Posted by: booknlass

We are....
We are the people in your computer.

In little grey boxes.

It's like the Twilight Zone.

G'night Lassie!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 01:19 AM (S6Pax)

552 so, the funniest, likely most effective pick up line I have come across was from one of my favorite catetories of people, a friend of a friend. he went by the name smitty. he was tall, thin, sleazy. lounge lizard in flannel with a really thin patchy mustache and goateeish thing. pretty much a dirtball.

anyway, when we were at a bar he would sidle up to a girl and say "hey little girl, want some candy?" half the girls were repulsed, about a quarter would giggle, and the remaining quarter would say something back to him. easily half the ones that would talk back would be available to leave with him at the end of the night.

never tried the line, not really my speed. but it was rerally funny. the best thing he had going for him was this line.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:20 AM (cPsPa)

553 C'mon and do the jailhouse rock with me.

https://tinyurl.com/97ku986
Posted by: booknlass

Ugh. I guess Elvis is a chick thing? I can't stand Elvis.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 29, 2017 01:16 AM (vRcUp)

That dance sequence from the movie is amazingly well produced.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 01:22 AM (XUcIQ)

554 easily half the ones that would talk back would be available to leave with him at the end of the night.

They were going home with somebody that night anyway, may as well leave with the guy who made it easy for them!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:22 AM (9m4zl)

555 They were going home with somebody that night anyway, may as well leave with the guy who made it easy for them!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




you may be right, likely are. one of the first times I nearly choked on a mouthful of scotch in a bar was when I heard him deploy his line. was probably bourbon not scotch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:24 AM (cPsPa)

556 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:24 AM (cPsPa)

The wonder of it all is not the cheesy line, but that they got past the patchy mustache.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:26 AM (9m4zl)

557 never tried the line, not really my speed. but it was really funny. the best thing he had going for him was this line.

Posted by: yankeefifth


How much does he charge to be his wingman? I could use some lessons.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 29, 2017 01:26 AM (vRcUp)

558 you may be right, likely are. one of the first times I nearly choked on a mouthful of scotch in a bar was when I heard him deploy his line. was probably bourbon not scotch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:24 AM (cPsPa)

Self-mockery. Establishes the fact that he is a pickup artist, but doesn't take himself too seriously, and is not desperate for action.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 01:27 AM (XUcIQ)

559 he wonder of it all is not the cheesy line, but that they got past the patchy mustache.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May




yep. everything about him was dirtbag lounge lizard.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:27 AM (cPsPa)

560 I am being summoned to the basement...doesn't that sound lovely!.... and will likely go to bed after. Good night, imaginary friends!

Kindly remind Miley of her awesomeness!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 29, 2017 01:28 AM (9m4zl)

561 How much does he charge to be his wingman? I could use some lessons.

What clinic does he frequent? That's the real question.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 29, 2017 01:28 AM (IcT7t)

562 Self-mockery. Establishes the fact that he is a pickup artist, but doesn't take himself too seriously, and is not desperate for action.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May



make sense.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:28 AM (cPsPa)

563 How much does he charge to be his wingman? I could use some lessons.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


Them girls was probably all coyote ugly. You know, you wake up with them, and they're just so....and you gots to chew your arm off so you can leave without a'wakin' them.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 01:28 AM (S6Pax)

564 Carrot chilli, Hera I come...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 29, 2017 01:29 AM (udajc)

565 yep. everything about him was dirtbag lounge lizard.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Your friend, huh?

ayup.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 29, 2017 01:30 AM (S6Pax)

566 Well! ... ! ... this is unreadable.

Who's responsible for this wiiiidenesss?

* peeks into barrel to see *

* loses sight in one eye *

Posted by: mindful webworker - marginally thinking at May 29, 2017 01:31 AM (yDqYW)

567 How much does he charge to be his wingman? I could use some lessons.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


Them girls was probably all coyote ugly. You know, you wake up with them, and they're just so....and you gots to chew your arm off so you can leave without a'wakin' them.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May




well, he was not a nice or trustworthy guy anywhere but the girls were cute enough. the ones he went home with were always in the top half.

seems like he stumbled into the odds game.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:31 AM (cPsPa)

568 Awww that's not the song from Transformers that I
wanted. You need the one where Optimus Prime transforms to go fight
Megatron. That is just so perfectly awesomely 80's. Even more than the
song you chose.



https://youtu.be/N0P1SHyODFU

Posted by: buzzion at May 28, 2017 11:22 PM (cAnNx)

Was it? I thought that was the one that played when Hot Rod manned up enough to open up the Matrix to destroy Unicron at the end
Which admittedly was cooler in the comics when Optimus did it.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn at May 29, 2017 01:32 AM (3Liv/)

569 Your friend, huh?

ayup.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May




what makes you think all of my friends and I are the same? already explained he was a friend of a friend. not picking on him for anything other than his observed behavior. if you paired his behavior and appearance you would have exactly what hollywood wold want for a sleazy used car salesman, only for something less glamorous.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:34 AM (cPsPa)

570 I'm slightly disturbed to learn that one of my favorite YouTube presenters cops freely to having been a furry at one point in his life.

I mean, this could be an epic troll on his part, but still......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 29, 2017 01:35 AM (TwwWO)

571 Was it? I thought that was the one that played when Hot Rod manned up enough to open up the Matrix to destroy Unicron at the end
Which admittedly was cooler in the comics when Optimus did it.


Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn at May 29, 2017 01:32 AM (3Liv/)



Well come on man. That song is so awesome it was used for BOTH!

https://youtu.be/P7GeisRaias

https://youtu.be/OVx2DcvxCHw

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 01:35 AM (cAnNx)

572 O/T. Is this real?
http://www.maslowcnc.com/
If so,the growroom just became feasible.
https://space10.io/journal/space10-open-sources-the-growroom

Posted by: Senator Blutarski at May 29, 2017 01:36 AM (0m0zi)

573 night MissTammy

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:40 AM (cPsPa)

574 well, that sucks. maybe we should take this thread out back and put it out of its misery?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:42 AM (cPsPa)

575 574. Maybe.....like a weeb, you mean?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 29, 2017 01:43 AM (TwwWO)

576 night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 29, 2017 01:44 AM (cPsPa)

577 If so,the growroom just became feasible.
https://space10.io/journal/space10-open-sources-the-growroom

Posted by: Senator Blutarski at May 29, 2017 01:36 AM (0m0zi)


I can't figure out where you put the cows and chickens.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 29, 2017 01:47 AM (wB8Tg)

578 The Russians hacked the margins. IMPEACH!

Heinous Hillary, come on down and get yer throne.

Posted by: mindful webworker - imarginarily at May 29, 2017 01:49 AM (yDqYW)

579 Good night big buncha interesting folks who just left.

Don't worry. Us un-interesting folks will hold down the fort.

* instead, lets go of fort, wanders off the refrigerator *

Posted by: mindful webworker - imarginarily at May 29, 2017 01:51 AM (yDqYW)

580 Goodnight, everyone. I have to take CW Jr. to work tomorrow - uh - later this morning.



Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 29, 2017 01:54 AM (rJUlF)

581 Gen. Mattis couldn't keep this thread awake all night...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:06 AM (e9G8E)

582 I'm utterly pissed, but I ain't in no ways tarred!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:09 AM (e9G8E)

583 Perhaps my F5 key has done wore out...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:13 AM (e9G8E)

584 Nope...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:13 AM (e9G8E)

585 O/T. Is this real?
http://www.maslowcnc.com/
If so,the growroom just became feasible.
https://space10.io/journal/space10-open-sources-the-growroom

Posted by: Senator Blutarski at May 29, 2017 01:36 AM (0m0zi)

Looks like a CNC router rigged to cut patterns out of plywood. I guess that's OK if you want to make 2D stuff like screens, or signs, or weathervanes, but hard to make 3D stuff like furniture or boats.

I suppose one could use it to build a boat by electronically "slicing" a 3D image of a boat in quarter-inch increments in planes normal to the long axis, and then use the cutter to cut however many slices it would take to assemble a boat. An eight-foot dinghy would need 384 slices. Build a jig, and glue and clamp the 384 slices together.

But how strong the resulting structure would be, I don't know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 02:13 AM (XUcIQ)

586 *wondering if I might make it to the Post of the Beast all by my lonesome...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:15 AM (e9G8E)

587 I wonder if the MaslowCNC could make a Sunfish... I used to own a fiberglass Sunfish and a plywood Sailfish!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:17 AM (e9G8E)

588 Grace and Steel: The Face of Evil

[Spoiler: It's about Soros]

https://youtu.be/IhnSeonuZFc

Posted by: logprof at May 29, 2017 02:27 AM (GsAUU)

589 Did whoever blew the margins swallow?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 29, 2017 02:31 AM (2mvc/)

590 I wonder if the MaslowCNC could make a Sunfish... I used to own a fiberglass Sunfish and a plywood Sailfish!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:17 AM (e9G8E)

Well, it seems to only work within a 4X8 workspace, but I guess if you were wishing to cut larger panels, you could move the workpiece under the cutter, and take another pass, if the software would permit that.

One limitation I see is that there seems to be no provision for putting a beveled edge on the cut panels, and plywood boat construction usually demands a beveled edge.

One possible technique: use the machine to cut "bread slices" of the boat from sheets of styrofoam. Use glue to assemble these slices into a boat form, and then sand it smooth, and lay up fiberglass cloth and resin on the form, both inside and out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 02:32 AM (XUcIQ)

591 Mrs. Muse and I watched the A-ampersand-E movie 'The Lost Battalion' tonight. It was very good, and very appropriate for Memorial Day.

Those men were g*damn heroes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:40 PM (0vbqW)


Rick Schroder (probably most well-known for his role on the tv show 'Silver Spoons') did a solid acting job in that. Surprised the hell out of me.

Posted by: RickZ at May 29, 2017 02:35 AM (JCMrJ)

592 I've read that if a man has a high sperm count that one should chew 21 times be qxyze swallows...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:35 AM (e9G8E)

593 Good point, AOP... A Sunfish/Sailfish is 13 - 14' long!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:38 AM (e9G8E)

594 592 I've read that if a man has a high sperm count that one should chew 21 times be qxyze swallows...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:35 AM

I had chunky milk in the U.K. once, but chunky spooge? That's a new one.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 29, 2017 02:38 AM (2mvc/)

595 I think they call the "chunky milk" clotted cream...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:41 AM (e9G8E)

596 Chunky spooge though... One would have to have an unusually high sperm count - or a disease!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:44 AM (e9G8E)

597 So, how many of your friends or family don't understand what Memorial Day means? I'm hoping not many here. It's sad to think that so many people think its interchangeable with Veterans Day. And they don't know the difference. RIP Grandpa.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 02:52 AM (6Ll1u)

598 Well, bed time for Peons. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2017 02:54 AM (XUcIQ)

599 On Memorial Day, my mother always used to go spruce up the graves in the family plot -- not all veterans, though...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 02:56 AM (e9G8E)

600 Is there any reason that I can't read the comments on my phone? Why are screwed up?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 02:57 AM (6Ll1u)

601 *Someone* blew the margins, and if you're on a tiny screen it won't render well.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 03:02 AM (e9G8E)

602 Somebody across the hill is firing off fireworks,

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 03:03 AM (6Ll1u)

603 The pyromaniacs probably think they're "commemorating" something, I hope...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 03:06 AM (e9G8E)

604 600 Is there any reason that I can't read the comments on my phone? Why are screwed up?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 02:57 AM (6Ll1u)



Colorado Alex whacked off the comments.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2017 03:10 AM (cAnNx)

605 Another nice dead and co show, sweet Dear Pudencw

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 29, 2017 03:16 AM (z7QBq)

606 You know it would piss me off if.....could be my....But then I...Well that's life.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 03:16 AM (6Ll1u)

607 You know this really sucks for my phone?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 03:26 AM (Q0RjU)

608 I can read the comments just fine on my iPod...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 29, 2017 03:31 AM (e9G8E)

609 Cher is on Get TV now. She was married to Greg Allman for a bit. He died, she didn't. Life's funny like that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2017 03:32 AM (6Ll1u)

The Magnificient Butthurt of #NeverTrump D*bag Bret Stephens

So, just before the ONT, how's about we start out this week with a nice, tall glass of schadenfreude?



AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!


( *catches breath* )


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!


Kind of burned your bridges there, didn't you, Bret, you miserable little shit? How do you like your new friends now? You know, it would've been one thing if you had just said, look, I just can't support DJT so I'm sitting this one out. Or even voted for brain-damaged pot-head Gary Johnson. I don't agree with those two options, but I can see that they're at least defensible. But voting for the most corrupt politician in modern history in the name of "conservative" principles? Really? Did ever, even just *once*, stop to consider how *stupid* your words sounded as they came out of your mouth?

But, as been observed on this blog before, this election was a great clarifying moment in which many masks came off and many hidden truths were revealed. Like we now know that #NeverTrump scum Bret Stephens is a despicable traitor. And that when push comes to shove, he's pretty much OK with the ever-expanding, ever more intrusive state.

So piss off, rodent. How could you ever believe that we would *not* think of you as anything but a sell-out, a fraud, and a coward? Because the last thing we need is another fake conservative apologist for the Deep State. God knows we have enough of those already.

And the funny part is, your new friends will never accept you. No matter how long you rant and rave against DJT, it will never be good enough. They, too, can smell a rat.

So enjoy your stay out in the howling wilderness. Your butthurt is glorious, magnificent, and utterly deserved. I drink it like fine wine and laugh at your misfortune.

May the winds always blow bitter against you. Your new friends hate you and from those you abandoned, you've earned nothing but contempt. I have more respect for the gunk down at the bottom of my dishwasher.

And remember, you did this to yourself.

My only regret is that I didn't post this on Friday. We could've been laughing about it all weekend.

And speaking of lame tweets, you can trust the NY Times to ask pertinent, hard-hitting questions:


We may never know.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 09:24 PM




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Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (ILitO)

2 almost started to read the contents, too.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 09:26 PM (ILitO)

3 And the lessons of Benedict Arnold are learned by a new generation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 09:26 PM (ycWCI)

4 What an ass hat. Oh well. I will enjoy rubbing his face in the winning for the next 8 years.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (Xr2/U)

5 food thread Horde has been notified.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 09:28 PM (ILitO)

6 Who is Bret Stephens?

Also, I'm sorry this thread wasn't posted a couple of hours ago, as it will be stomped by the ONT.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:28 PM (sdi6R)

7 Bret Stephens is an asshelmet.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:28 PM (GsAUU)

8 Bret Stephens is a garden variety converged globalist Conservative Inc. cuck. Hardly a thought leader.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (GsAUU)

9 Bret Stephens - douche bag extraordinaire

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (+mmb1)

10
Where's your messiah now, Bret?

https://youtu.be/D0Qcv3YV4aA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 09:31 PM (IqV8l)

11 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?

*Cues Jeopardy! music.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:31 PM (GsAUU)

12 8
Hardly a thought leader.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (GsAUU)


That's my job!

Posted by: Chelsea 2020! at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (sdi6R)

13 My delivery trucks stop at this fucker's house every five minutes.

Posted by: Bag of Dicks salesman at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (89T5c)

14 Bret Stephens, Will, Kristol, Rove, Krauthammer, and rest of the Beltway party circuit riders are dead to me anyway. Buh bye, nitwits.

As for the NYT...

I can answer that one.

A. Ask Morrisey and B. TFG and HRC's illegal war in Libya apparently.

But hey, Jared Kushner had a time machine by which the Russians hacked the election after November 8 or something.

DOES ANYONE IN THE MFM HAVE A FUCKING CALENDAR?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (F0ZHr)

15 Sorry I'm late. Miley was getting sick and naked on the previous thread.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (0tfLf)

16 Bret Stephens - the reason "do not eat." Is printed on silica packets.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 28, 2017 09:33 PM (+mmb1)

17

Tonight's Columbo was the 4th and final, record setting, appearance of Patrick MacGoohan as the murderer. He was also director, one of 5 stints as Columbo director.

He was a dirty undertaker to the stars, who stole their jewelry and peddled dirt. Rue McClanahan was a gossip reporter, a brazen hussy type, who bought some of his dirt, but turned on him and was going to expose him. Woman scorned.

MacGoohan kills her in the embalming room. And substitutes her body for the geezer he was cremating that day. And the widow of which geezer he was screwing.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 09:33 PM (8O3HH)

18 Speaking of Webb Hubbell's kid...I saw a promo for a NatGeo show in which she and Ted Danson are linking ivory poaching to terrorism.

The Age of Stupid abides.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 28, 2017 09:34 PM (F0ZHr)

19 I stopped paying attention to him when he went after Michelle Malkin after, IIRC, one of the Davros meetings. Can't recall the issue now. On tablet so don't feel like searching for it.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:35 PM (nlbfN)

20 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?

Blind hatred and a lifetime of being a butt secks tool for the rest of his boy butt secks tribe. FFS who really cares? The sooner people realize these people don't want to coexist, that they want to kill you we'll all be better off.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:35 PM (Xr2/U)

21 Are you here, Y5? I was just saying over there that you're nice. Thank you.

I'm not ready to puke yet but I'll let you know.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:37 PM (tHwdc)

22 Ah, Rue McClanahan. I remember her back in the 70s. She was much older than me but I found her kind of attractive.

She was a MILF long before I ever heard of the term.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:37 PM (sdi6R)

23 Charlotte NASCAR is back running after a long rain delay, fyi.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (Hj4t4)

24 Sorry I'm late. Miley was getting sick and naked on the previous thread.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (0tfLf)

Just naked, not sick yet. Hi Diogenes. You're nice too.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (tHwdc)

25 Voting for Johnson or (God forbid) McMuffin doesn't make you the vanguard of a third party movement. It makes you one of the few gullible/ sociopathic douchebags who completely failed to con America. Now that the mask is off, another third party attempt next year will be rightly regarded as the fraud it is. I don't expect the Libertarian Party to poll above 1% in any state.

Anyways. Watching GOP columnists flock to self imposed exile will continue to be hilarious. May their homes be the first ones the FSA hit.

Posted by: trev006 at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (LjVLD)

26 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?

Global warming?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (oVJmc)

27 There's the stupid pile of teddy bears and baloons,they have candles too?Pathetic.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (rmVvL)

28 Brett Stephens was great with Poison though. I always liked 'Fallen Angel'. Solid tune.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 09:40 PM (DfC8b)

29 McMuffin is pretty clearly a Democrat troll.What a vile shit he is.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (rmVvL)

30 Global warming?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (oVJmc)

=======

Posession of a penis, which we all know somehow leads to Glowbull Warmening via Patriarchy.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (Hj4t4)

31 Just naked, not sick yet.

You big tease.
*Sets down scotch and cigar, pulls the cover off the hot tub*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (Xr2/U)

32 27 There's the stupid pile of teddy bears and baloons,they have candles too?Pathetic.
Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (rmVvL)

Are they singing Imagine too?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (Ri/rl)

33 Rue McClanahan could play the randy old broad part to the hilt, which she did on Golden Girls.

Betty White famously played a version of that as Sue Ann Nives on the MTM show.

One the Golden Girls, they were going to let Betty White play the slut part, but switched to Rue, letting Betty play the dingbat.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (8O3HH)

34 A lot of guys who used to write very good columns have been utterly unhinged by Trump's victory. I had had no idea that their skills were so fragile.

Posted by: Splunge at May 28, 2017 09:42 PM (iMxBJ)

35 McMuffin is pretty clearly a Democrat troll.

I'm going with narcissistic asshat. With a side dish of election finance fraud.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (F0ZHr)

36 27 There's the stupid pile of teddy bears and baloons,they have candles too?Pathetic.
Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (rmVvL)

--Teddy bears, Mylar balloons, and acres of nondescript plastic crinkly shit.

Richard the Lionheart weeps.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (GsAUU)

37 17 Publius

Nah, PM was actually #6.

Posted by: ibguy at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (vUcdz)

38 27

That image with a lame hash tag ftw

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (5Uq5D)

39 Hi Miley.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (0tfLf)

40 McMuffin is pretty clearly a Democrat troll.



I'm going with narcissistic asshat. With a side dish of election finance fraud.

Posted by: Circa

===



It's a living...

Posted by: JemCheff at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (Uxokn)

41 rickl, Bret Stephens writes for the WSJ. He's one of those condescending, arrogant intellectuals in the mold of Will, Kristol, etc that is a true conservative unlike all of us that sullied our conservative cred by voting for the boorish, buffoon Trump

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (Rsi2C)

42 CIA plant.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (nlbfN)

43 Another wannabe aristocrat.

Posted by: davidt at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (XoldI)

44 "What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?"

Cultural appropriation of explosives.

Posted by: JSchuler at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (YsGL+)

45
It's far better than he deserves but it's been spoken of before --

(Kelly's Heroes)

Friends all tried to warn me but I held my head up high
All the time to warn me but I only passed them by
They all tried to tell me but I guess I didn't care
I turned my back and left them standing there

All the burning bridges that are falling after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore.


And with that, I think I just picked the movie that I'll watch this Memorial Day Eve... have a good one, folks!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 28, 2017 09:44 PM (pNxlR)

46 35 McMuffin is pretty clearly a Democrat troll.

I'm going with narcissistic asshat. With a side dish of election finance fraud.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (F0ZHr)


McMuffin makes no sense to me. I can only see him as like a comic character in a movie, just there for laughs.

Posted by: Splunge at May 28, 2017 09:45 PM (iMxBJ)

47 better fire up the grill: that 1.8# rib eye ain't gonna cook itself!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (zSLwO)

48 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?
-- The New York Times (@nytimes)


Yeah, if only some Sherlock Holmes were here, to discover some subtle characteristic Abedi had in common with other suicide bombing murders. No lesser intellect could possibly ferret that out.

Posted by: Splunge at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (iMxBJ)

49 Bret Stephens nails it.

Posted by: David Brooks at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (GsAUU)

50 Even if he is a Trump
Better stop kickin' my Trump around
Bitter Blue, you old Trump you

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (nlbfN)

51 And the funny part is, your new friends will never accept you. No matter how long you rant and rave against DJT, it will never be good enough. They, too, can smell a rat.

-
I remember a junior high literature class about 1967 on the Illiad. In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway. My middle aged female literature teacher told us that they killed him because nobody trusts a traitor. If only Bret had studied the Illiad with my teacher.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (Nwg0u)

52 TCM is having a bunch of good war movies tomorrow.Had a bunch all weekend.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (rmVvL)

53 Brett Stephens was great with Poison though. I always liked 'Fallen Angel'. Solid tune.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 09:40 PM (DfC8b)
*******
Yeah, Rock or Love was must see TV for me. He's a real class act.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (Rsi2C)

54 A Japanese driver won the Indy 500 this weekend. That's pretty cool.

One of our compassionate and tolerant betters, Terry Frei, who is a sportswriter over at the Denver Post, apparently tweeted that he was uncomfortable with this. For some strange reason, he has since deleted that tweet.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (deapv)

55 George Will is at MSNBC! When did that happen and where was I?

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (e9G8E)

56 Allah-mentary, my dear Watson.

Posted by: sherlock holmes at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (nlbfN)

57 So, Bret Stephens will be MSNBC's version of Juan Williams?

Posted by: davidt at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (XoldI)

58 Troga Troga Troga!

Posted by: Blutarsky at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (IqV8l)

59 Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (e9G8E)

60 Just think: If Caddyshack hadn't been such a hit back in the day, maybe Trump wouldn't have won.

I pretty much pegged him as a real-life Al Czervik and said, "Hey, why not?"

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (sdi6R)

61 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?

-- The New York Times (@nytimes)

The New York Times. Asking the questions that everyone else seems to know the answer to.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (qJhUV)

62 In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway.
===

'Trogans'


I like this.

It's like a combination of hair restoration shampoo and UFC commentator condoms.



Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (Uxokn)

63 58

That's *Senator* Blutarsky, but.

Posted by: ibguy at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (vUcdz)

64 Speaking of Webb Hubbell's kid...I saw a promo for a NatGeo show in which she and Ted Danson are linking ivory poaching to terrorism.

-
Two stupids do not make a smart.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 09:52 PM (Nwg0u)

65 I remember a junior high literature class about 1967 on the Illiad. In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway. My middle aged female literature teacher told us that they killed him because nobody trusts a traitor. If only Bret had studied the Illiad with my teacher.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (Nwg0u)

this, is the story, of the RAGE of Achilles....

They read the classics... but they don't comprehend them...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 09:52 PM (NgKpN)

66 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.That is all you need to know about him.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (rmVvL)

67 >> Nah, PM was actually #6.

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you mean? Could you 'splain?

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (8O3HH)

68 62 In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway.
===

'Trogans'


I like this.

It's like a combination of hair restoration shampoo and UFC commentator condoms.



Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (Uxokn)

Trogans... weren't they on the side of the Cardashians in Star Trek Deep Space 9?

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (NgKpN)

69 The wine dark seas...

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (nlbfN)

70 Troegan's makes some pretty good beer

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (ANIFC)

71 "What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?"

I have it on good authority, from an unimpeachable source, beyond all doubt, it was because of a YouTube video.

Posted by: Hillary! at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (XoldI)

72 Please tell me someone responded to this cockholster with, "Wow, Hillary sounds like such a nasty woman..."

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (Tnhbr)

73 In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway.

-
That's twice today I've humiliated myself on this site!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (Nwg0u)

74 so nicely written; I'll sharing this over social media tomorrow when I get off my lazy ass

there can never be enough hate and scorn poured over these quislings

Posted by: Grad School Fool at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (swEzU)

75 63 58

That's *Senator* Blutarsky, but.
Posted by: ibguy at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (vUcdz)



A great lost movie would have been a sequel to Animal House featuring the exploits of Senator Blutarsky.

That's a sequel that cries out to be made, unlike 99.9% of the sequels that actually are made.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (sdi6R)

76 What led Salman Abedi to bomb the Manchester arena?

The lack of a 15€ minimum wage. Obviously!

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (ZIFyZ)

77 Counselor Trogan had great boobs!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:56 PM (nlbfN)

78 I'm such a pure conservative, that I voted for Hillary!

It made sense at the time, really.

Posted by: Bret Stephens at May 28, 2017 09:56 PM (iMxBJ)

79 Trogan condoms are the cheap knockoff version,right?

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:56 PM (rmVvL)

80 Trogan condoms are the cheap knockoff version,right?
===

Studded for her pleasure.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (Uxokn)

81 A great lost movie would have been a sequel to Animal House featuring the exploits of Senator Blutarsky.

That's a sequel that cries out to be made, unlike 99.9% of the sequels that actually are made.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (sdi6R)

========

Add in excerpts of Dr. Eric Stratton, OB, GYN and you have a winner.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (Hj4t4)

82 I used to watch Trogan's Heroes reruns after school everyday.

Posted by: davidt at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (XoldI)

83 When you're hung like a Trogan horse...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (oVJmc)

84 54 A Japanese driver won the Indy 500 this weekend. That's pretty cool.

One of our compassionate and tolerant betters, Terry Frei, who is a sportswriter over at the Denver Post, apparently tweeted that he was uncomfortable with this. For some strange reason, he has since deleted that tweet.
Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (deapv)



Heh! Saw that. Better not tell Terry that a German won the Senior PGA Championship in DC today!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (DfC8b)

85 In one scene, a Trogan spy rats out the Trogans in an effort to save his precious ass but the Greeks kill him anyway.

Must have been during the Delta House's troga party, but I don't remember it.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2017 09:58 PM (ZIFyZ)

86 Losing unwanted nic characters.

Posted by: GOULD at May 28, 2017 09:59 PM (Hj4t4)

87 A Japanese driver won the Indy 500 this weekend. That's pretty cool.



One of our compassionate and tolerant betters, Terry Frei, who is a
sportswriter over at the Denver Post, apparently tweeted that he was
uncomfortable with this. For some strange reason, he has since deleted
that tweet.

Twitter strikes AGAIN!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at May 28, 2017 09:59 PM (qJhUV)

88 are the folks at the NY Times still trying to figure out what motivated Hitler and Himmler and their pals? Or is it enough to admit that sometimes people do evil things because of who motivates them?

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 09:59 PM (ILitO)

89 Bret Stephens brings the insight once again.

Posted by: Ross Douthat at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (GsAUU)

90 Hi, hi, do I have to talk about butthurt? Cuz I may be too drunk for that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (tHwdc)

91

Oh, I get it now, after looking it up. Number Six was McGoohan's character in The Prisoner. I'm not too familiar with that, other than knowing it existed.

And in this Columbo episode, McGoohan's eldest daugther, Catherine, had a role as his assistant at the funeral home.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (8O3HH)

92 Just naked, not sick yet. Hi Diogenes. You're nice too.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (tHwdc)

How YOU doin'?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (rJUlF)

93 75- pretty sure it would be titled The Biography of Ted Kennedy

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (sqpGi)

94
Big Plans Tonight?

Choose Trogans and Go Greek With Confidence.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (Uxokn)

95 I'd like to remind everyone that on this thread we're making fun of Bret Stephens.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (Nwg0u)

96 >> do I have to talk about butthurt? Cuz I may
>> be too drunk for that.

Heed her words, boys. I caught Monica too drunk one night, and when she did her little trick, well, I had some serious butthurt for a few days.

Posted by: Slick Willie at May 28, 2017 10:03 PM (8O3HH)

97 93 75- pretty sure it would be titled The Biography of Ted Kennedy
Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (sqpGi)


Which is probably why it wasn't made. A little too close for comfort.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:03 PM (sdi6R)

98 Build that big, beautiful wall, Donald.

All else will be forgiven for this one thing.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

99 91

Oh, I get it now, after looking it up. Number Six was McGoohan's character in The Prisoner. I'm not too familiar with that, other than knowing it existed.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (8O3HH)


"The Prisoner" is one of the greatest TV series ever made.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

100 98 Walls will be declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (rmVvL)

101

I think McGoohan could've played a fine Bond villain.

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 10:05 PM (8O3HH)

102 I never liked Bret when he wrote at the WSJ, but the news for me was George Will hired by PMSNBC. {I am quite unplugged from the MSM.} Finally he is where he belongs, with all the other lefties. BTW, George, baseball sucks just about as much as you do!

Posted by: Locke Common at May 28, 2017 10:05 PM (YqvaZ)

103 100 98 Walls will be declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit.
Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (rmVvL)

--Fuck 'em. Build that Wall and dare them to tear it down.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:06 PM (GsAUU)

104 @100 Walls will be declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit.
-----------------

Except for the ones around the communities that those justices all live in.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 10:06 PM (deapv)

105 95 I'd like to remind everyone that on this thread we're making fun of Bret Stephens.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (Nwg0u)

If Miley wants to talk about being naked, then we'll talk about Miley being naked!

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:06 PM (ANIFC)

106 Ya know, I don't like the guys who do it all the time, but (((Bret Stephens))) and the neocons really do deserve the callout. It really is apparent they were never conservatives, they just infiltrated out camp because their original side was so anti-Israel and Pro-Soviet. The Soviets are gone now and when faced with Trump they apparently decided it was time to go home to the Socialist camp even if it now in bed with Iran and ISIS. Other than foreign policy, were they ever even close to being on our side? Nope.

Posted by: John Morris at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (yd+8u)

107 Noticing the Columbo mentions- as Ive noted before, my cousin Russell was the cinematographer on the first ( Speilber directed) and bid daughter Lynette was the newsmag reporter

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (sqpGi)

108 101

I think McGoohan could've played a fine Bond villain.
Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 10:05 PM (8O3HH)


Definitely.

That's another movie that cried out to be made.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (sdi6R)

109 My lib sister rolled out the Berlin Wall/Trump's Wall analogy today. You know, like how locking your house door at night is the same as locking someone in a jail cell.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (Nwg0u)

110 Great post, OM!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (hMwEB)

111 I am still broken hearted over the Peej.
P.J. How *could* you be so stupid?
Sigh...
Has anyone heard a peep from him since the election?
I hope Cato had the good sense to kick him to the curb...

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:09 PM (w7KSn)

112 Well damn, I completely missed this. Nicky Hayden died. He was a MotoGP champion in 2006. Raced GP bikes. Traffic accident while training.

http://tinyurl.com/yboej3l3

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 10:09 PM (DfC8b)

113 109 My lib sister rolled out the Berlin Wall/Trump's Wall analogy today. You know, like how locking your house door at night is the same as locking someone in a jail cell.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (Nwg0u)

They don't see that the Berlin Wall was to keep people in, our wall is for keeping people out. Two completely different purposes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 10:10 PM (Ri/rl)

114 George Will hired by PMSNBC.

-
He's not a conservative but he plays one on TV.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:10 PM (Nwg0u)

115 109 My lib sister rolled out the Berlin Wall/Trump's Wall analogy today. You know, like how locking your house door at night is the same as locking someone in a jail cell.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (Nwg0u)

--Not to mention she was no doubt soooooo against the actual Berlin Wall when it still existed, right?

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:11 PM (GsAUU)

116 Hi I'm Bret Stephens.

You may remember me from such hits as that thing and that other thing.

Er... actually I'm not a real political writer I just play one on tv...

Ok. Look. I'm gonna level with you people

I have a condition. It's true.

I'm dumb as fuck.

Cheated my way through high school , clipped paragraphs from Google and glued them together for my Journolism final.

Journalist? I can't even spell it. But you know, you throw a couple of Mao quotes in your papers and you could write about lower intestinal functions , those commie shits don't care.

During election 2016, I got hooked up with this hippy chick and wrote a bunch of pro-Hillary shit so that I could get laid.I'd never been with a chick with armpit hair. Now I owe her child support and she's filed a paternity suit over little Rainbow Brite Moonbeam-Stephens.

I hate my life. Please punch me in the face whenever you see me.

Thank you.

Posted by: Bret Stephens at May 28, 2017 10:11 PM (Uxokn)

117 The Berlin wall,of course,was built to keep people IN.Communism was so desirable.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 10:13 PM (rmVvL)

118 OregonMuse and Jay Guevara. The only two people on AoS that I have never disagreed with.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 10:13 PM (vRcUp)

119 {{{Bret Stevens}}}

hehehheheheheh

Posted by: Butthead at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (TD9KB)

120 118 OregonMuse and Jay Guevara. The only two people on AoS that I have never disagreed with.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 10:13 PM (vRcUp)

--I did help get you 'round to the sweet-with-meat thing, at least.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (GsAUU)

121 @117 The Berlin wall,of course,was built to keep people IN.Communism was so desirable.
----------------

The commies used to talk about how nice they were. Anyone who wanted to come in could! Only those mean capitalist running dog nations excluded people who wanted to join them.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (deapv)

122 Wow. I think that was actually Bret Stephens posting here, not a sock.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (sdi6R)

123 How YOU doin'?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (rJUlF)

I'm good, Cap. In fact I may not even puke! Not even on Y5's dick flag. It's beautiful.
I remember when I learned to spell 'beautiful,' I was 5. Mom put it on a recipe card and taped it on the fridge. We didn't have refrigerator magnets in 1960.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:15 PM (tHwdc)

124 The only two people on AoS that I have never disagreed with.
-----
Harrumph!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 10:15 PM (nlbfN)

125 W66 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.That is all you need to know about him.
Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (rmVvL)

And not just once, but as part of a long (for Hollyweird) term relationship.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 28, 2017 10:15 PM (lxioR)

126 Overheard in lineup ahead of security entering Coors Field last Friday night.

Middle aged asshole in line with his wife/girlfriend says to her, "I'm much more afraid of home-grown right-wing terrorists at an event like this."

We're with the grandkids, three of them, K through 4. I give it a minute and turn around and say, "I left all my weapons in the truck, so you don't have to worry about me."

His squeeze says to me, "Really?"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 28, 2017 10:16 PM (U6f54)

127 Yep,those right wing terrorists are striking constantly for decades now.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 10:18 PM (rmVvL)

128 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.
====



The horror. The horror.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 10:18 PM (Uxokn)

129 36 27 There's the stupid pile of teddy bears and baloons,they have candles too?Pathetic.
Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2017 09:38 PM (rmVvL)

--Teddy bears, Mylar balloons, and acres of nondescript plastic crinkly shit.

Richard the Lionheart weeps.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (GsAUU)

How big would Longshanks pile of skulls be?

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 10:19 PM (nBr1j)

130 Another couple of Dindu Nuffins.

One of two teenage robbery suspects shot and wounded by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer - who authorities said was defending himself against attackers -
died early Saturday at an area hospital.

The 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at 5:34 a.m., the Sheriff's Information Bureau reported.

The teen who was killed was identified by family as 15-year-old Darius Smith. The boy's mother Reshawna Myricks said she cannot believe he'd be involved in a robbery.

She said the officer should have fired warning shots - instead of aiming at the boys.

"It's not right. And I want to know what happened because the story you said ain't the truth," Myricks said. "The crazy part is they let you walk on . . . my baby is not walking on no more."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 10:19 PM (Nwg0u)

131 Ask your lib sister how tall is the wall around the JEF's house in DC.

Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 10:19 PM (JACOL)

132 In fact I may not even puke!

Well, I hope not!


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (rJUlF)

133 The right wing terrorists are always on the verge of violence but its the left actually committing it.

I was trying to type that in a way of the famous comment about Fascism is always on the verge of coming to America but always landing in Europe. Couldn't remember the quote exactly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (DfC8b)

134 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.

-------

Guinness World Record case of white guilt

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (ANIFC)

135 Bret Stephens, George Will, Hillary Clinton.

There's a Carnac The Magnificent gag in there somewhere.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (rJUlF)

136 126
Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 28, 2017 10:16 PM (U6f54)


Heh.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (sdi6R)

137 My lib sister rolled out the Berlin Wall/Trump's Wall analogy today.

We'll be trapped in a socialist prison? Please have her explain further, because that might put a crimp in some of my plans.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (HwVbl)

138 135 Bret Stephens, George Will, Hillary Clinton.

There's a Carnac The Magnificent gag in there somewhere.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (rJUlF)

Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?

Posted by: Cliff Clavin at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (ANIFC)

139 How big would Longshanks pile of skulls be?
Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 10:19 PM (nBr1j)

--Would love to see Richard's march from Acre to Jaffa repeated around Tripoli.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (GsAUU)

140 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.

-------

Guinness World Record case of white guilt

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (ANIFC)


...or had a serious grudge against his dick.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (aMlLZ)

141 134 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg,willingly.

-------

Guinness World Record case of white guilt
Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (ANIFC)

Ted Danson, didn't he do a skit in blackface?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 10:24 PM (Ri/rl)

142 Something pleasant ->

He [Mr. President] was clear, concise and disciplined. Those were the key ingredients that created a striking success for President Trump in his first foreign trip.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y88lt9h3

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 10:24 PM (TD9KB)

143 His squeeze says to me, "Really?"

"No. I would never leave them in the truck..."

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2017 10:24 PM (7H/2n)

144 Ted Danson had sex with Whoopi Goldberg, willingly.
-------------------------

That's nothing. I get raped by Whoopi every time her dumb show airs.

Posted by: Disney Shareholder at May 28, 2017 10:25 PM (70QTT)

145 Merkel, hero of the Left and trainwreck of Europe says, "she cannot rely upon Donald Trump."

Awesome. He opposes your raging stupidity.

-tweet from Bill Mitchell, whoever he is

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:25 PM (aT+Bx)

146 The boy's mother Reshawna Myricks said she cannot believe he'd be involved in a robbery.

Well, THERE's an ironclad defense.

Posted by: t-bird at May 28, 2017 10:26 PM (/wWB4)

147 I think it's kind of bullsh*t to perjoratize those of us who both can think and enjoy marijuana. I busted my ass last week working on a motion for preliminary injunction against San Francisco on a big land use matter, and tonight I'm going to get heavily stoned, play keyboards for awhile, have angus beef for dinner, and then hump my girlfriend, although not necessarily in that order (usually the food comes after).

Posted by: SFGoth at May 28, 2017 10:27 PM (KAi1n)

148 Thinking of how trivial these teddy-bears and balloons seem when memorializing these innocent victims of islamist jihadi cowards, it occurs to me how this contrasts with the dead seriousness of the honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington.

So I ask here, because it has been a long time since I have been there. Really long. How secure is that site?

Because wouldn't the cowards really like to hit there?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 28, 2017 10:27 PM (U6f54)

149 Ted Danson, didn't he do a skit in blackface?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 10:24 PM (Ri/rl)
****************************

Watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon today - the ending had Bugs, Elmer, and his firing squad singing Dixie in blackface - it was pixilated.

Safe spaces.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 10:27 PM (TD9KB)

150 Twitter is a liberal sewer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 10:28 PM (VdICR)

151 Butthurt, no. I don't do buttstuff, You all need to know this.



<pours another drink>


Plus I won't end up in the Barrel. *HAH!*

<writes a Royalty Check to Slapweasel and slips it through the USB port>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:28 PM (tHwdc)

152 party on SFGoth!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 10:28 PM (s26vG)

153 Well.....someone is running late tonight.....
**taps foot impatiently**

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (kufk0)

154 Who the fuck is John Morris (yd+8u) @ 107?

He should take that (((Joo)) shit back to 5t0rmfr0nt.

Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (hXu8T)

155 So... is this the ONT?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (CNHr1)

156 Maybe they're being gracious and letting us comment here for a bit...
...nah, I forgot what site I was reading.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (rJUlF)

157 FYI: Trogan is apparently a bird species (several?) as well as a planet in the Star Wars universe with an Imperial outpost on it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 10:30 PM (zSLwO)

158 McGoohan was asked to play James Bond before they settled on Sean Connery.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 10:30 PM (VdICR)

159 Under enormous scrutiny, he acted in the best traditions of American leadership on two continents by helping create a Muslim NATO to combat radical Islamists and by pushing the original NATO to face terrorism and financial facts.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 10:32 PM (TD9KB)

160 154 Who the fuck is John Morris (yd+8u) @ 107?

He should take that (((Joo)) shit back to 5t0rmfr0nt.
Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (hXu8T)


What? Did you actually read his comment?

I'm not seeing any anti-joo stuff.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

161 Twitter is a liberal sewer.
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Conservatives have been having a lot of fun mocking the snot out of leftists on that platform.

Join us.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (udajc)

162 It took me a while to figure out that when Stephens said "Will" he meant George Will. At first, I assumed Will was Bret's boyfriend.

Posted by: Pete in TX at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (2RBkF)

163 Now, I, on the other hand...

do butt stuff.

Posted by: Will at May 28, 2017 10:34 PM (70QTT)

164 Has anyone heard a peep from him since the election?

I hope Cato had the good sense to kick him to the curb...
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:09 PM (w7KSn)


Nope. Cato is still sending out his begging letters with SAEs.

The last one went back with a note in sharpie: Go beg your friend Hillary.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:35 PM (mkDpn)

165 It took me a while to figure out that when Stephens said "Will" he meant George Will. At first, I assumed Will was Bret's boyfriend.
--

Welcome to my world.

I deal with people in the entertainment world. I now naturally assume every man is gay, and when they mention a wife I think "really? A female? Are ya sure?"

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:35 PM (aT+Bx)

166 "Go beg your friend Hillary."

Yeah, being stupid should hurt.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (w7KSn)

167 --I did help get you 'round to the sweet-with-meat thing, at least.

Posted by: logprof


*snort* I've never disagreed with you either. But there are several Morons that I've held my tongue with. Sometimes - it's not worth it. We are all generally on the same side.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (vRcUp)

168 So, Bret Stephens will be MSNBC's version of Juan Williams?
Posted by: davidt

No. Juan is at least consistently leftist, if muddleheaded.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (Xluzf)

169 Portland news this morning was about the white supremicist thaf stabbed two guys to death. They intervened when he was yelling at a black and Muslim girl. Seemed like every Oregon politician wanted to weigh in on it. The guy had a picture of Hitler on his Facebook feed. They haven't called him a Trump supporter, so I guess we dodged that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)

170 I'm not seeing any anti-joo stuff.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (sdi6R)


It's the ellipses. It's quite popular in the more...energetic...places of the alt-right. Same places that throw the term "cuckservatives" around.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:37 PM (17QyB)

171 169 Portland news this morning was about the white supremicist thaf stabbed two guys to death. They intervened when he was yelling at a black and Muslim girl. Seemed like every Oregon politician wanted to weigh in on it. The guy had a picture of Hitler on his Facebook feed. They haven't called him a Trump supporter, so I guess we dodged that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)


Not for lack of trying, but they keep getting beat back with his Bernie/Stein 2016 rants.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (17QyB)

172 Well... SOMEBODY is running late!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (CNHr1)

173 172 Well... SOMEBODY is running late!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (CNHr1)


I think they're giving a little space for this post to ripen.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:39 PM (17QyB)

174
It's the ellipses. It's quite popular in the more...energetic...places of the alt-right.

This is the nonsense of a Neocon.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 10:39 PM (AEzzS)

175 Did MisHum pass out or something???

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:40 PM (kufk0)

176
Ellipses are now Alt-Right??

Now...I've heard...everything...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 10:41 PM (AEzzS)

177 173 172 Well... SOMEBODY is running late!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (CNHr1)

I think they're giving a little space for this post to ripen.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:39 PM (17QyB)

Letting the post age, like whiskey and cheese. Maybe beef.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:41 PM (ycWCI)

178
The Alt-Right -- the scariest thing to never exist since the g-spot.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 10:41 PM (AEzzS)

179 No ONT yet?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (eMKNe)

180 *snort* I've never disagreed with you either. But there are several Morons that I've held my tongue with. Sometimes - it's not worth it. We are all generally on the same side.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (vRcUp)

--Ha, I'll say you did get me to rack my brains a little to come up with sweet-with-meat examples.

And you're right --I know I'll never agree with everyMoron about, say, movies, but I think we all agree on keeping Koranimal trash out of the country, at least.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (GsAUU)

181 Will Slap be Numbah One?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (DMUuz)

182 176
Ellipses are now Alt-Right??

Now...I've heard...everything...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 10:41 PM (AEzzS)

It's the three ellipses on either side of a name. It's supposed to signify to the reader that the person is a Neocon or Jew.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (17QyB)

183 The term "cuckservative" is deadly accurate, which is why those who get the vapors over it get the vapors over it.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

184 Will Slap be Numbah One?
--

I like the pretend he has some sort of new thread alert that goes off when one is posted.

Whenever I've been first, it's been totally random.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (aT+Bx)

185 "The Alt-Right -- the scariest thing to never exist since the g-spot."

The Alt-Right=Campus rape

It exists but is rare.

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (N4gtY)

186
It's the three ellipses on either side of a name. It's supposed to signify to the reader that the person is a Neocon or Jew.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (17QyB)

--Parentheses, not ellipses.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:44 PM (GsAUU)

187 Will Slap be Numbah One?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (DMUuz)

=========

He may very well wear out his F5 key tonight.

Posted by: GOULD at May 28, 2017 10:44 PM (Hj4t4)

188
--Parentheses, not ellipses.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:44 PM (GsAUU)

That's what I meant. Thanks.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:44 PM (17QyB)

189 I prefer simply cuck over cuckservative.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (GsAUU)

190
Brackets vs Parentheses?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (AEzzS)

191 Ok, this is another thing I have never actually seen real people do but see all the time in movies and TV: Light cigarettes off the stove.

Seems like a good way to singe your eyebrows.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (ycWCI)

192 183 The term "cuckservative" is deadly accurate, which is why those who get the vapors over it get the vapors over it.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

It was all well and good until that one asshole came here and started throwing it around that one day.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (17QyB)

193 i saw PJ's new book at the library one day awhile back, and checked it out.

took it back 2 or 3 days later as totes unreadable...

first 30 pages or so were dry, so i randomly flipped through and the whole thing sucked.

maybe there was some good there, but i didn't find it.

had i purchased it in a store, based on his past performance, i would have been seriously pissed off.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (zSLwO)

194 No ONT yet?????
Posted by: qdpsteve


Just post your usuall to acecomments.mu.nu/?post=369974

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (udajc)

195 Rickl - some on the alt right put parentheses around a name to indicate that person is a Jooooo. For example, (((CBD))).

Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (hXu8T)

196 NeverTrump assholes. Burn in hell, Hillary-lovers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (+GtGJ)

197
It took me a while to figure out that when Stephens said "Will" he meant George Will. At first, I assumed Will was Bret's boyfriend.

Triumph of the George

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (IqV8l)

198 I like the pretend he has some sort of new thread alert that goes off when one is posted.
Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM


Could there be a leaker amongst the CoBs?

Depends.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 10:47 PM (DMUuz)

199
Did MisHum pass out or something???
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:40 PM (kufk0)

---
he's watching naked Miley on streaming video, and doesn't want to look away.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 10:47 PM (zSLwO)

200 The cuck concept I get, but for the most part the Jew obsession is over the top.I know too many patriotic Jews from here and elsewhere to get worked up over it.

OTOH I'm happy to drop sell-out Jew references when it comes to that ghoul Soros.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

201 195 Rickl - some on the alt right put parentheses around a name to indicate that person is a Jooooo. For example, (((CBD))).
Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (hXu8T)

Wait, I thought that was hugging a dildo...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:47 PM (ycWCI)

202 Are we talking solar ellipses or lunar ellipses...?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:48 PM (kufk0)

203 Will Slap be Numbah One?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (DMUuz)

I dunno, a bunch of people gave him shit about snagging the ONT cherry every night. I think that was mean, but wtf do I know?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:48 PM (tHwdc)

204 @169 Portland news this morning was about the white supremicist thaf stabbed two guys to death. They intervened when he was yelling at a black and Muslim girl. Seemed like every Oregon politician wanted to weigh in on it. The guy had a picture of Hitler on his Facebook feed. They haven't called him a Trump supporter, so I guess we dodged that.
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You mean the guy who apparently had stuff in support of Bernie and Stein on his Facebook page?

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (deapv)

205 Letting the post age, like whiskey and cheese. Maybe beef.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:41 PM (ycWCI)


*sniffs* *prods*

Nope, still veal. Getting kinda gamey, but still veal

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (mkDpn)

206 193 i saw PJ's new book at the library one day awhile back, and checked it out.

took it back 2 or 3 days later as totes unreadable...

first 30 pages or so were dry, so i randomly flipped through and the whole thing sucked.

maybe there was some good there, but i didn't find it.

had i purchased it in a store, based on his past performance, i would have been seriously pissed off.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (zSLwO)

--P.J. O'Rourke?

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (GsAUU)

207 Never bothered me that Slap got first post so often.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (rJUlF)

208 I have no idea why I got ellipses confused with parentheses. CRS, I guess. I ain't been drinkin'

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 10:50 PM (17QyB)

209 Ok, this is another thing I have never actually seen
real people do but see all the time in movies and TV: Light cigarettes
off the stove.



Seems like a good way to singe your eyebrows.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (ycWCI)

I do it but I'm careful.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:50 PM (tHwdc)

210 It would be handy to have a list of these backstabbing finks to refer to. So far I've got

John McCain
Lindsey Graham
John Kasich
Bret Stephens
Erick Erickson
Glenn Beck
Rick Wilson
Bill Kristol
Jonah Goldberg

and everyone else that ZMan linked to here:

<a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealZBlog/status/797037036943396864">The roster of idiots who started NeverTrump</a>

Posted by: Monty James at May 28, 2017 10:50 PM (gKOMX)

211 Aetius451AD - {{{ }}} = hug. ((( ))) = Joo. Anti-Semite cock holsters.

Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:50 PM (hXu8T)

212 I like the pretend he has some sort of new thread alert that goes off when one is posted.
Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM

--I signed to Mark Steyn's alerts and I get a little pop-up as soon as new content of his is posted.

It's awesome.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (GsAUU)

213 The teen who was killed was identified by family as 15-year-old Darius Smith. The boy's mother Reshawna Myricks said she cannot believe he'd be involved in a robbery.

She said the officer should have fired warning shots - instead of aiming at the boys.


She should have taught her son to not be a criminal.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (+lVUW)

214 How the hell are we supposed to have an infamous Memorial Day ONT without an ONT???

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (kufk0)

215 The thing that all of these people fear the most?
Success.
What does that say about them?

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (w7KSn)

216 Wasnt "Six" the sidekick on Blosso?

Posted by: Fox2! at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (lxioR)

217 ONT

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (kufk0)

218 Blossom

Posted by: Fox2! at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (lxioR)

219 ONT is up.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (DMUuz)

220 It's probably heretical to say it, but I'm perfectly happy with this thread.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (sdi6R)

221 160 154 Who the fuck is John Morris (yd+8u) @ 107?

He should take that (((Joo)) shit back to 5t0rmfr0nt.
Posted by: Butch at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (hXu8T)

What? Did you actually read his comment?

I'm not seeing any anti-joo stuff.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

++++

He's doing the (((identify the Jew))) thing.

Ya know, I don't like the guys who do it all the time, but (((Bret Stephens))) and the neocons really do deserve the callout. It really is apparent they were never conservatives, they just infiltrated out camp because their original side was so anti-Israel and Pro-Soviet. The Soviets are gone now and when faced with Trump they apparently decided it was time to go home to the Socialist camp even if it now in bed with Iran and ISIS. Other than foreign policy, were they ever even close to being on our side? Nope.

Without the (((Jew))) thing, the comment would one thing. But, by making it about the Jews infiltrating the conservative movement, it is something else. It takes it from an intellectual/political analysis to something about ethnicity.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 10:53 PM (R+30W)

222 ONT is NOOD

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (ANIFC)

223 Seems like a good way to singe your eyebrows.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (ycWCI)


You know the glass-topped stoves, the ones with IR elements? And the ceramic topped ones? and the induction ones? You can't light a cigarette off of one of those, trust me. Really, just trust me on this one.

And electric stove is good, get the element good and hot, and come in from the side. And go back later to brush off that little white ash circle on the side of the element when it cools so your mom doesn't see you've been smoking in her kitchen.

The real worry is when you use a propane cooker with a pizeo igniter. Those can singe eyebrows, collars and nose hair.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (mkDpn)

224 Number Six was also Tricia Helfer on the new Battlestar Galactica.

What three symbols should I put around a name to indicate that I would hit it like a tornado through a trailer park?

!!!Tricia Helfer!!! ?
!->Tricia Helfer

Posted by: publius(not Breitbart publius) at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

225 215 The thing that all of these people fear the most?
Success.
What does that say about them?
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (w7KSn)

To be fair, I think they fear a c-change from the status quo- which is what they supposedly have been campaigning on all of their lives. They do not want to face the harsh realities of our current situation. It is easier to put their fingers in their ears and go lalalalala. LALA.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (ycWCI)

226 If you ever doubted your decision to not vote for HRC, that latest episode at Wellesley should have put it all to rest.
That was disgusting. Every bit of it.
Even the coughing.
What a pompous, tyrannical (rhymes with itch) she is.
We all dodged a major bullet.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (w7KSn)

227 When they ran the stabbing story this morning, they didn't mention the Bernie or Stein support. I wonder if those two guys would be alive if they'd stayed out of it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (Lqy/e)

228 #107

Farmer Bob, so your cousin was Russell Metty. Wow! He had a pretty impressive career, working with Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, et al.

Posted by: Pete in TX at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (2RBkF)

229 Yea, I'd say that Bret Stephens pretty much won the May 2017 Whale Shit Trophy.

The arrogant bastard is also definitely a top contender for Mr. Useful Tool of 2017.

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinions must be guided at May 28, 2017 10:56 PM (oBuXO)

230 Les.....we were at the game last night too. Surprised by all of the dogs, even after the game. Hmmmm

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (mMeIQ)

231 Mis Hum was ice fishing today.

...and yes, it appears the ice in Wisconsin has all melted.


Rescue operations are under way.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 11:02 PM (S6Pax)

232 How the hell are we supposed to have an infamous Memorial Day ONT without an ONT???
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 10:51 PM (kufk0)

=========

To ask the question is also to answer it.

Posted by: GOULD at May 28, 2017 11:06 PM (Hj4t4)

233 I think that you are holding back, and should tell us what you really think. I for one would probably agree.

Posted by: Radar at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM (UBssA)

234 Bret Stephens was such an irritant, a pompous tool--I sent him many emails calling him out on it t no avail. He was born in Mexico and spent his formative years there which explains a lot. This couldn't happen to a more deserving turncoat.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 11:23 PM (11H2y)

235 191 Ok, this is another thing I have never actually seen real people do but see all the time in movies and TV: Light cigarettes off the stove.

Seems like a good way to singe your eyebrows.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 10:45 PM (ycWCI)

I quit 7 years ago but prior to that, lighting up on the stove was a frequent occurrence, gas was fastest and easiest (but mostly avoided ever since watching the Marriage of Maria Braun), old fashioned electrical coil was good and safe, and contrary to what was commented previously, lighting on glass top is possible, but takes patience and lots of blowing .

Posted by: firehorse at May 28, 2017 11:24 PM (W13WA)

236 135 Answer: - Bret Stephens, George Will and Hillary Clinton.

Question: Name three people with vaginas.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 11:36 PM (11H2y)

237 Holy Crap, that was one of the best screeds Ive read in quite some time, and aimed at someone so very deserving. Well done. Well effing done.

Let me know if you ever decide to rant about Ben Rhodes. I wouldn't want to miss that.

Posted by: Quilp at May 29, 2017 12:07 AM (txGCj)

238 Bret Stephens, George Will, Hillary Clinton.

What is a gag, a wag and a hag! {That's for you, Oh great one!}

Posted by: Locke Common at May 29, 2017 12:12 AM (YqvaZ)

239 So tired of the "deep state". We picked a retard, lets stop making excuses.

Posted by: Joe at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (wzmyO)

240
Posted by: Joe
===


Concern


[x] noted

[ ] not noted

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 29, 2017 12:27 AM (Uxokn)

241 "We picked a retard, lets stop making excuses."

Don't have to make an excuse for keeping Hillary out, NeverTrumper.

Posted by: Monty James at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (gKOMX)

242 Bret is a sad case. I read his stuff for several years in the WSJ. He wrote a good column and had interesting things to say. But when Trump appeared on scene. some screw in Bret's head got turned loose. He couldn't write anything but "Never Trump, No Way No How". He became unreadable because of that obsession. So he leaves the WSJ and goes to NYT--where he discovers that he has to toe that line on everything the NYT stands for.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 29, 2017 12:54 AM (Sda6L)

243 Joe at May 29, 2017 12:15 AM (wzmyO)

Oh go fuck yourself, you silly little twat waffle.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at May 29, 2017 02:53 AM (+dsLj)

Food Thread: Memorial Day Edition

flag food.jpg

There's not much going on in the kitchens at Chez Dildo, so some links and complaints and general whining is going to be the dish of the day.

******

So....don't judge me, but I bought cookies. In a store. In fact, I bought two bags, because they were "two bags for the price of one," and I am nothing if not frugal. And stupid. Because they were...okay. I could have made a much better cookie for about the same cost and 20 minutes more time.

Admit it, you buy cookies sometimes. Maybe not often, but it happens.

Ignoring Oreos, because those are a fine cookie and nothing to be mocked for...what's your go-to store-bought cookie?

******

Chipotle Data Breach Affected Most Restaurants: Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Card Information
At some point they are going to have to admit that God just doesn't want them to continue to culturally appropriate.
******

My first thought when I saw this link, Kids In The Kitchen: The Value of Cooking, on the Quaker Oats site (good oatmeal cookie recipe!) was that it was going to be some drivel about food and cooking education in the schools. But it is a straightforward list of why you should teach your kids to cook in your own home. It's not politicized at all! Well, I could be picky and find a little leftist crap, but I will be magnanimous and let them be.
******

Yeah, I know, it isn't really Food and Cooking, but just wait....
Frequent recreational cannabis use linked to increased risk of gum disease
"It is well known that frequent tobacco use can increase the risk of periodontal disease, but it was surprising to see that recreational cannabis users may also be at risk," said Dr. Shariff. "The recent spate of new recreational and medical marijuana laws could spell the beginning of a growing oral public health problem."

This is a great example of the pot evangelists' conceit that marijuana is benign. Smoking pot is in many respects identical to smoking tobacco. Why is this researcher surprised that there are similar effects?

And clearly he never smoked pot, because he is ignorant of the munchies and going to bed so stoned that you don't brush your teeth.

******

'F' as in 'food': Chef Gordon Ramsay's tips for dining out
Avoid the specials, be suspicious of outlandish boasts and prepare to haggle for your wine: three golden rules for a heightened dining experience, as newly revealed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

I agree with the first two, and while I have never tried the third, it makes perfect sense.

And while we are on the subject of specials....tell me the damned price. I don't want to have to ask how much that soft-shell-crab special is, or find out when I pay the bill that it was double the average main course. Restaurants should keep their specials in line with their other dishes, but in addition they should always....ALWAYS...give the price.

And here's some additional advice: Sunday brunch is a fine way of getting rid of all of those iffy ingredients in the walk-in. So don't order the chef's special; just get the eggs.

******

The Andy Warhol
Yeah...dump the cucumber, but everything else in this drink sounds damned good.
******

This is a pretty standard recipe, but the bread crumbs add an interesting texture. And I like mussels, so I am predisposed to enjoying dishes like this. Just use fettuccine; there is no need to look for extra wide shapes if they aren't readily available.
Wide Noodles with Mussels

  • 1 lb. wide pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, finely chopped to yield 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.

In a large skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, shallots and garlic and saute over high heat 4 minutes, until softened and browned.

Add the wine and lemon juice, bring to a boil, then add the mussels, and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, until all the mussels have steamed open. Discard any that haven’t steamed open after this time.

Cook the pasta in the boiling water until tender yet al dente.

Meanwhile, push the mussels to the side slightly and add the bread crumbs and parsley to the liquid, stirring to combine.

Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pan with the mussels, tossing over medium-high 1 minute.

Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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1 Finally!

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2017 03:50 PM (DrCtv)

2 Love that flag.

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2017 03:52 PM (DrCtv)

3 Sloppy!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 03:52 PM (IcT7t)

4 Darn it, missed the joke by one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 03:52 PM (IcT7t)

5 You know, Quaker Oats isn't really made out of Quakers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 03:53 PM (R+30W)

6 Ketchup on hotdogs = True American

Posted by: dIb at May 28, 2017 03:54 PM (VJOLZ)

7 Sssslllllllllllooooooooowwwwwwwwwww day, huh?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 03:55 PM (kufk0)

8 I'm eating home-made tacos.

Fuck the baizuo --tacos are as much American as Mexican.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 03:55 PM (GsAUU)

9 Ketchup on hotdogs = True American

And so the flames of the seemingly endless war were rekindled...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 28, 2017 03:56 PM (qJhUV)

10 You know, Quaker Oats isn't really made out of Quakers.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Well, let me say this about !

Posted by: Zombie Richard M. Nixon at May 28, 2017 03:56 PM (S6Pax)

11 My go-to store-bought cookie is whatever's on sale.

Today it was Chips Deluxe.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 03:56 PM (GsAUU)

12 Do fig newtons count?

Posted by: Weasl at May 28, 2017 03:58 PM (Sfs6o)

13 Oatmeal cranberry cookies or brownies?

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 03:58 PM (kufk0)

14 Fig Newtons.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 03:58 PM (R+30W)

15 Greetings:

"Mother's" Taffy sandwich cookies which will not be hurt at all by a "Nutella" schmeer.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 28, 2017 04:01 PM (evgyj)

16 Those hot dogs in the flag photo look like they've got ketchup on them.


FUCK YOU!! You just ruined my entire weekend, and what's more, it's obvious that you're a tool of the Internationalist Communist Conspiracy.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 04:02 PM (sdi6R)

17 Also a big fan of oatmeal raisin, pretty much any brand.

Posted by: Weasl at May 28, 2017 04:02 PM (Sfs6o)

18 When I looked at the recipe, I saw WILDE noodles with mussels. Wondered where you go to hunt the wilde noodles.

Posted by: huerfano at May 28, 2017 04:03 PM (TO4Og)

19
Tate's Chocolate Chip cookies. Pricey at $3.99 for about 10 cookies, but they are thin and crisp and really flavorful. Might be a regional thing because the bakery is in the Hamptons, but I can get them in NJ.

Another thing never to order out: Shepherd's Pie. It's always, always full of leftovers. Same is probably true of any pot pies or stews.

On the other hand, Chicken Pot Pie is one of the most famous and most popular dishes at 21 Club, and it is delicious.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 28, 2017 04:03 PM (HiDrR)

20 Here's a recipe for homemade Fig Newtons, but it seems kind of tedious.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/11/homemade-fig-
newtons-how-to-make-fig-newton-cookies-recipe.html

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 04:04 PM (R+30W)

21 Mustard>Catsup>Relish on hotdogs.

Or chili (no beans)

Posted by: Weasl at May 28, 2017 04:04 PM (Sfs6o)

22 16 Those hot dogs in the flag photo look like they've got ketchup on them.


FUCK YOU!! You just ruined my entire weekend, and what's more, it's obvious that you're a tool of the Internationalist Communist Conspiracy.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 04:02 PM (sdi6R)

++++

That could be mustard. They've just been sitting under the 7-11 heat lamp for a few hours.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2017 04:06 PM (R+30W)

23 I tried making French onion soup for the first time. Mrs. JTB and I both like it at restaurants. I used the Pioneer Woman recipe from her website.

It works. I used an enameled cast iron pot. The recipe calls for starting the onions on the stove top then a good hour in a 400 degree oven, pot lid slightly askew. The soup is rather buttery and not at all acidic like some restaurant versions I've had. Plenty of flavor. Slices of crusty bread and thin shaved gruyere. OMG it's good.

This is going to be a regular feature at Chez JTB in the future.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 04:06 PM (V+03K)

24 I feel like baking something...oatmeal cranberry or brownies???

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 04:06 PM (kufk0)

25 Prepped for my cookout for my two closest friends tomorrow. Burgers on the grill, red-skin potato salad, sautéed mushrooms, onion and garlic for the burgers, and doctored-up baked beans. Iced tea (unsweetened) with fresh mint, gin and tonics, beer. Friends are bringing appetizers and dessert. Yum!!!

The best store-bought cookies I've ever had are lemon drops (gluten free) from Target and macaroons (seasonal) from Aldi.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 04:07 PM (TdMsT)

26 Favorite store cookie: devils food with a cup of coffee. No wait, biscotti and a cup of tea. No wait, the Keebler copy of the Girl Scout Caramel Delights and a glass of milk. No wait, Keebler Toffee Sandies and coffee again.

It is sometimes hard to make a decision in a free-market economy. But I buck up and do my suffering best.

Posted by: mmmmm Cookies at May 28, 2017 04:07 PM (OkKDg)

27 Trader Joe's has a fancy chocolate chip cookie that is thin and buttery and comes in a box that is very finishable in one sitting.

Another excellent chocolate chip cookie from the olden days was President's Choice brand-the first time I had them I was at school in Quebec and the Torontonians I knew would bring them back after vacations, they were only available in Ontario and were fantastic (no idea why the Presidents Choice brand was Canadian....I digress)-I think they were made with coconut oil.....whatever was the magic ingredient, they were awesome-I still remember them 20+ years. I favor thinner, buttery or crispy cookies over the cakey kind.

Posted by: Goldilocks at May 28, 2017 04:07 PM (zz1sH)

28 I tried some new Fig Newton flavor with strawberry filling recently. Not bad.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:08 PM (Sfs6o)

29 24 I feel like baking something...oatmeal cranberry or brownies???
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 04:06 PM (kufk0)
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Oatmeal cranberry please!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:09 PM (Sfs6o)

30 Got the smoker out, brined chicken waiting to go in. Macaroni salad with bacon and lots of other goodies, collard greens, and baked beans for the side dishes. Beer and lemonade mix is nice and cold. Things are looking up.

As for store bought cookies, I loved Nutter Butters back in my youth. Wonder if I'd like them now.

Posted by: PabloD at May 28, 2017 04:09 PM (IJTVW)

31 Beef hot dog and steamed bun. No mustard, not ketchup, no relish, no nothing. I'm a purist. Meat has to be good though.

Posted by: Javems at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (yOqwj)

32 My mom liked Mallomars. Haven't bought any since she died seven years ago.

Now I can't stop thinking about them.

You are evil.

Posted by: huerfano at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (TO4Og)

33 At some point I think we must ask the question;
Is there really a bad cookie?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)

34 i just bought some biscoff cookies.
perfect snap.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (s26vG)

35 Admit it, you buy cookies sometimes. Maybe not often, but it happens.
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At the local lunch counter, I would occasionally treat myself to a four-pack of Nutter Butter cookies. They've stopped making the four-packs, and may have stopped making the peanut-shaped cookies altogether.

Age robs of of one thing after another.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:11 PM (ZO497)

36 I like the archway lemon cookies. They used to make a giant soft sugar cookie a million years ago but stopped. They were excellent. Not a cookie but I was thrilled to find a cheese kuchen I brought home with me on my recent travels

Posted by: NCKate at May 28, 2017 04:11 PM (5WdPO)

37 Our favorite store bought cookies are Voortman Bakery Coconut cookies. They are basically flat macaroons. If I could afford the carbs and calories, I would eat them by the dozen, washed down with cold milk.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 04:12 PM (V+03K)

38 Age robs of of one thing after another.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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Including typing skills.

"...us of one thing..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:13 PM (ZO497)

39 Explain to me what "debearded mussels" means. *hic*

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 04:14 PM (Ur+Hy)

40 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:14 PM (Sfs6o)

41 I favor thinner, buttery or crispy cookies over the cakey kind.
Posted by: Goldilocks at May 28, 2017 04:07 PM (zz1sH)
~~~~~

Then you will love Tate's. They're way too expensive on Amazon, but Jet(dot)com has them too, for half the price of Amazon:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybe8q48o

Posted by: IrishEi at May 28, 2017 04:14 PM (HiDrR)

42 Danish Wedding cookies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:15 PM (ZO497)

43 Well, shit. That was a reverse sock fail if I ever saw one.

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 04:15 PM (Ur+Hy)

44 Huma's mussel is de-bearded.

Mine's not.

Posted by: Hitlery at May 28, 2017 04:15 PM (GsAUU)

45 Trader Joe's makes some crescent-shaped cookies that are chock full of almonds and half-dipped in chocolate. Pretty darn tasty!

Posted by: Emmie at May 28, 2017 04:15 PM (ZapPq)

46 Weasel - are you thinking of pfeffernusse cookies? Trader Joe's has them starting around Thanksgiving every year. Love em.

Posted by: PabloD at May 28, 2017 04:16 PM (IJTVW)

47
The only store-bought cookies I'll occasionally buy are the slice and bake tubes. Not much difference between name brand and generic. They're both completely acceptable.

Freshly baked cookies beats anything else. Also, the opportunity to 'sneak' additional chocolate chips into the dough has never met with disapproval from the resident 'cookie monster'.

Gainzzz become lozzz's however.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 04:16 PM (HTdUD)

48 Thanks MH. I seem to recall them also called Mexican or Italian wedding cookies? Could be confusing them with something else. Love those little suckers.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:17 PM (Sfs6o)

49 No festivities planned for today or tomorrow. That's what it's like in this household. Just another day. I did go to my nieces yesterday for a small gathering, caught up with some in laws I haven't seen since Christmas. So. that was nice. Will just do some more cleaning. Cleaned my work area today. Egads! I'm a slob!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 04:17 PM (CNHr1)

50 Sugar cookies with the frosting on them
They are in every store, they change the food coloring in the frosting to match whatever holiday is upcoming.
Probably the worst for you but it's like a pure sugar injection in each cookie

Posted by: Harley1911 at May 28, 2017 04:17 PM (70ves)

51 Explain to me what "debearded mussels" means. *hic*
Posted by: fly gal
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I can answer that.

Posted by: Sweet Molly Malone at May 28, 2017 04:18 PM (ZO497)

52 Mexican Wedding Cakes are what we call those confectioner's sugar covered butter and walnut cookies. Delish!

Posted by: lizabth at May 28, 2017 04:19 PM (p0fBx)

53 Teaching your kids to cook is a great idea. When my mom went back to work when I was in middle school, she'd put ingredients out along with a recipe, the implements and tell my brother and me to have dinner ready when she and my dad got home. Yeah, there were mistakes, but they ate without complaint--only suggestions, here or there. Eventually, we just took turns planning menus and cooking for the family. I'm glad I learned how at a youngish age.

Posted by: RS at May 28, 2017 04:19 PM (CNQqJ)

54 Posted by: PabloD at May 28, 2017 04:16 PM (IJTVW)
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Maybe! I don't know that I've ever actually bought them in a store - people bring them into the office at the holidays - they're dusted with sugar and some have finely chopped nuts in them. Maybe even pistachios.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:19 PM (Sfs6o)

55 Walmart Homekist vanilla sandwich cookies. Next to Oreos, the best store boughts. 2 for the cost of 1 package of Oreos.

Posted by: oldgeezer at May 28, 2017 04:19 PM (4pPcl)

56 Thanks MH. I seem to recall them also called Mexican or Italian wedding cookies? Could be confusing them with something else. Love those little suckers.
Posted by: Weasel
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Sadly, they clash with Carlsberg.

Posted by: Sweet Molly Malone at May 28, 2017 04:20 PM (OdK9v)

57 50 Sugar cookies with the frosting on them
They are in every store, they change the food coloring in the frosting to match whatever holiday is upcoming.
Probably the worst for you but it's like a pure sugar injection in each cookie
Posted by: Harley1911 at May 28, 2017 04:17 PM (70ves)

--You mean the soft ones, Lofthouse I think?

Yeah, yummy. They make them for Feb. 14, March 17, Easter, Halloween, and everything else short of St. Crispin's Day.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 04:20 PM (GsAUU)

58 Wawa hot dogs are pretty good.

You can have them with whatever condiments you want.

'Murrica.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 04:20 PM (sdi6R)

59 Must be nap time. Typing errors and sock fails.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:21 PM (OdK9v)

60 We talked about getting ribs for the grill for dinner, then salmon, and finally decided on jambalaya with chorizo and srimps.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:21 PM (Sfs6o)

61 The only time I remember buying cookies was when I was making Cook's Illustrated's Chocolate Cream Pie. The crust is made from Oreos. And it's very, very chocolaty-good.

Posted by: lizabth at May 28, 2017 04:22 PM (p0fBx)

62 if i have to buy grocery store cookies it's mother's taffy or nutter butters, but i did make some mexican wedding cakes recently.

when i was little i loved the pink and white circus animal cookies by mother's.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:22 PM (s26vG)

63 Sadly, they clash with Carlsberg.
Posted by: Sweet Molly Malone at May 28, 2017 04:20 PM (OdK9v)
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That's them! But kudos to you for trying!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:22 PM (Sfs6o)

64 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 28, 2017 04:22 PM (KCxzN)

65 We talked about getting ribs for the grill for dinner, then salmon, and finally decided on jambalaya with chorizo and srimps.
Posted by: Weasel
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It's Sunday evening.

Ham & cheese sandwiches, split pea soup.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:23 PM (OdK9v)

66 Some consider it a gievous sin to pair cheese with shellfish, but my favorite mussel dish is similar to CBD's, except I skip the onion and sprinkle finely-grated fresh Parm on top before serving. The shallots alone offer enough onion flavor. And I use half olive oil/half butter in the sause because butter. Crusty sourdough on the side to sop up the garlicky buttery mussel sauce.

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 04:24 PM (Ur+Hy)

67 I'm also pretty sure my cardiologist said I can eat as many of the little Mexican wedding cookies as I want. In fact, the more the better.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:24 PM (Sfs6o)

68 Ham & cheese sandwiches, split pea soup.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:23 PM (OdK9v)
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Ham and cheese sammich and chicken noodle soup for lunch.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:25 PM (Sfs6o)

69 Explain to me what "debearded mussels" means. *hic* 
Posted by: fly gal 
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I can answer that.

Posted by: Sweet Molly Malone at May 28, 2017 04:18 PM (ZO497)

:-D

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 04:27 PM (Ur+Hy)

70 Those Mexican wedding cookies are excellent.
I always keep a bag of them in my trunk next to the road flares .....just in case

Posted by: Harley1911 at May 28, 2017 04:28 PM (70ves)

71 We called the round powdered sugar cookies Russian Tea cakes. My mom made them a lot and they were wonderful.

Posted by: Abby at May 28, 2017 04:28 PM (HBU7W)

72 grilled ham and cheese here

weasel...if you need the mexi wedding cake recipe let me know

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:30 PM (s26vG)

73 Quick research suggests that Danish, Mexican, and Russian tea cakes are all similar, if not the same.

Someone is doing some serious cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:30 PM (OdK9v)

74 I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if I'm sober enough, I think I will order a stromboli from the local pizza place. If not, then I'll heat up a couple of White Castle burgers I have in my freezer.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 04:30 PM (sdi6R)

75 Favorite hot dog spread is chilli and grated cheese. If not that, then mustard, ketchup, and onions.


Favorite cookie is chocolate chip. If I get ambitious I get the premixed dough and bake my own.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 04:31 PM (mpXpK)

76 Pepperidge Farm, Bordeux cookies
Also, Keebler makes an excellent copy of the American Samoa Girl Scout cookies called Coconut Dreams


Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 04:31 PM (Rsi2C)

77 Someone is doing some serious cultural appropriation.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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I figure the Rooskies hijacked the Danes and the Mexicans.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 04:31 PM (OdK9v)

78 "Posted by: Sweet Molly Malone"

Damn! Now I'm gonna have that song in my head all day. Oh well, at least it's pleasant. Haven't sung it since I was a kid.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 04:31 PM (V+03K)

79 Cold cut sammiches at Bible study tonight. I'm taking blackberry cobbler made by Mrs. E. Somebody else will bring the Bluebell Homemade Vanilla.

Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2017 04:32 PM (zLDYs)

80 I am going to make some macaroni salad later. It looks fairly easy to make. I've watched my sister and mom make it a bunch of times and it looks pretty straight forward. I'm going to a picnic tomorrow my Bible study is doing. No booze their so I'm doing the beer and grilling today.

My 'I'm just winging this' macaroni salad; small box of macaroni's, mayonnaise, Greek salad dressing, Greek seasoning, tomato's, black olives, onions.

Hope everybody is having a fine Memorial Day. Its a bit damp here in NoVA.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 04:32 PM (DfC8b)

81 71 We called the round powdered sugar cookies Russian Tea cakes. My mom made them a lot and they were wonderful.
Posted by: Abby at May 28, 2017 04:28 PM (HBU7W)

Now that I think about it Russian tea cakes sounds correct
They are the one pastry I've never known what the hell its called

Posted by: Harley1911 at May 28, 2017 04:32 PM (70ves)

82 FWIW,

If I know the chefs at a restaurant personally and trust them, I always go for the specials. Usually it's just trying something new out and seeing how the regulars respond to it. Or there was a good deal at the wholesaler on something different.

If i don't know the chef? .... eh. coin toss i guess.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 28, 2017 04:34 PM (hcyUh)

83 Hot dogs gotta have chili and onions or mustard and sauerkraut. And chocolate chips with MandMs.

Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 04:34 PM (Xr2/U)

84 See I was right... Ketchup on hot dogs...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 28, 2017 04:35 PM (O2RFr)

85 who puts carrots on hot dogs?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:35 PM (cPsPa)

86 who puts carrots on hot dogs?


Right. That belongs in chili...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 28, 2017 04:36 PM (O2RFr)

87 whole discussion of carrots adulterating, nay perverting, chili makes me wonder if maybe they need to be added to the panda jihad.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:37 PM (cPsPa)

88
Favorite store bought cookie -- spice cookies or snickerdoodles (tie)

The mussels dish sounds excellent; too bad I married a woman whose appetite for seafood is virtually nil.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 28, 2017 04:37 PM (pNxlR)

89 I've been buying Pepperidge Farms cookies at the store. There ok for my lunch when at work. I save all my junk food eating for work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 04:37 PM (DfC8b)

90 Pepperidge Farm Mint Milanos.

As American as hot dogs with ketchup.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 28, 2017 04:38 PM (4XgZ/)

91 Now THAT'S one flag I can support with a clear conscience!

Posted by: Michael Moore at May 28, 2017 04:38 PM (vRcUp)

92 Teaching your kids to cook is a great idea. When my mom went back to work when I was in middle school, she'd put ingredients out along with a recipe, the implements and tell my brother and me to have dinner ready when she and my dad got home. Yeah, there were mistakes, but they ate without complaint--only suggestions, here or there. Eventually, we just took turns planning menus and cooking for the family. I'm glad I learned how at a youngish age.

Posted by: RS at May 28, 2017 04:19 PM (CNQqJ)
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That's how I learned to cook. My mom and dad both worked, and in the summer gave me the family food budget $$ to do the weekly grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking. I read as many classic cookbooks as I could, the basic elements for sauces, baking, techniques, etc. as I could. The Time-Life series of the world's cuisines were the most instrumental learning experiences to me.

My parents always praised my dishes, probably because they were relieved of preparing meals after coming home from work. My parents were Depression era children so anything hot and belly filling was sure to be appreciated.

Tis true, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and an army does indeed travel on its belly.


Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 04:38 PM (Ur+Hy)

93 Watching a good Korean War movie. One Minute To Zero

Posted by: MAGA at May 28, 2017 04:39 PM (LQ1Q3)

94 For the last few years, I have not even had ketchup on hamburgers, never mind hot dogs.

I only have ketchup on fries, and have not bought any ketchup for home in probably over 15 years.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 04:39 PM (GsAUU)

95 when I was much younger I liked archway's lemon frosted cookies. whenever I went to visit the grandparents grandma made sure to have the cookie jar stuffed with them. bought some a while ago and they have changed the recipe to dial up the suck quotient. seems like they are pumping more air into them. not the nice dense cookie they were.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:39 PM (cPsPa)

96 This is one of my must-read posts every week.

As for cookies, my local Food Lion makes these Hershey-branded chocolate chip cookies in their bakery. They are really rather good.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 28, 2017 04:39 PM (2VN2E)

97 Nilla Wafers.
And Pepperidge Farm Milanos and Pirouettes (the crispy, tubular ones with tiny chocolate chips).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 04:40 PM (NOIQH)

98 Trader Joe's butter waffle cookies.

You're welcome.

Posted by: fluffy at May 28, 2017 04:40 PM (jw2Xw)

99 Chocolate covered graham cracker cookies.


This weekend is light...bbq chixs today and tomorrow probably steaks.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 04:41 PM (0tfLf)

100 very likely hamburgers and french fries were optimized for delivery of ketchup. similar to how salads exist merely as conveyances for high calorie fatty dressing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:41 PM (cPsPa)

101 L, Elle

i found some girl scout samoa cereal the other day!

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (s26vG)

102
My parents always praised my dishes, probably because they were relieved of preparing meals after coming home from work. My parents were Depression era children so anything hot and belly filling was sure to be appreciated.


Posted by: fly gal at May

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (cPsPa)

103
My parents always praised my dishes, probably because they were relieved of preparing meals after coming home from work. My parents were Depression era children so anything hot and belly filling was sure to be appreciated.


Posted by: fly gal at May'




or they were hoping to get you married off quickly and well so they would not have to feed you. or not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (cPsPa)

104 I'm a free born man of the USA, I'll put what I damn well please on my hot dog!!!

USA USA USA!!!

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (DfC8b)

105 61. That is the best chocolate pie, hands down, nothing can compare. Now I want a slice.

Posted by: Never enough caffeine at May 28, 2017 04:43 PM (Ko+BN)

106 found some girl scout samoa cereal the other day!
Posted by: concrete girl at May




only problem with that is the association with irl scouts.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:43 PM (cPsPa)

107 40 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:14 PM (Sfs6o)

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Russian tea cakes. That is if it's the same thing Mom used to make.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 04:44 PM (kTF2Z)

108 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.
Posted by: Weasel at May




you spend the holidays with dave chapelle?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:44 PM (cPsPa)

109 "It is well known that frequent tobacco use can increase the risk of periodontal disease, but it was surprising to see that recreational cannabis users may also be at risk," said Dr. Shariff. "The recent spate of new recreational and medical marijuana laws could spell the beginning of a growing oral public health problem."

I wrote some of my best stuff on marijuana.

Don't make me shoot you, mon.

Posted by: Bob Marley at May 28, 2017 04:45 PM (vRcUp)

110 weasel...if you need the mexi wedding cake recipe let me know
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:30 PM (s26vG)
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Thank you concrete girl, but I'd better not take you up on that. My cardiologist really didn't say it was OK to eat as many as I want which is what would happen if I started making them!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:45 PM (Sfs6o)

111 For store bought cookies I like those Lofthouse frosted cookies someone above mentioned...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 28, 2017 04:45 PM (O2RFr)

112 Oh yeah, Archway Molasses. Those I can only find at the dollar store.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 04:45 PM (Rsi2C)

113 I will be having Kobe burgers topped with truffles and arugula salad with a side of Russian caviar.

Posted by: Mooo Mooo at May 28, 2017 04:45 PM (IDPbH)

114 >>>only problem with that is the association with irl scouts.


i know.
...and i was a brownie

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:47 PM (s26vG)

115 >>> Oh yeah, Archway Molasses. Those I can only find at the dollar store.

Archway Dutch Cocoa are pretty good, too. They generally don't survive the ride home.

Posted by: fluffy at May 28, 2017 04:47 PM (jw2Xw)

116 I can't believe I forgot Mallomars!!!

George Carlin had a genius bit about such things -- it's featured in "On the Road":

"Ever go to a grocery store in a college town? [...] Any place where, from time to time, people get...a little fucked up? Take a look at the cookie aisle. It's like a war zone. All the packages have been opened! And all the *good* cookies are gone!...'Where the hell are the Mallomars?' 'Oh, we can't get those into the store; they line up at the truck for the Mallomars!' "

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 28, 2017 04:48 PM (4XgZ/)

117 I grew up baking with my mom, not really cooking - except pizza (those Chef Boyardee kits + fresh mozzarella). We would mke all sorts of cookies, breads, cakes, pies - so much fun!

I learned to cook the summer I worked in a grocery store deli, because one of the two the regular cooks was on maternity leave, so I was making dozens of roasted chickens, trays of ribs, fried chicken, etc. every day.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 04:48 PM (NOIQH)

118 Heh - so this is sort of food related... I was just out filling the bird feeders for the fat ass little birds that apparently think birdseed is free, and noticed I HAVE GROWN A SUGAR SNAP PEA!!! It's just the very beginning of a single pea, but let's see your sugar snap peas recipes!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:49 PM (Sfs6o)

119
18 When I looked at the recipe, I saw WILDE noodles with mussels. Wondered where you go to hunt the wilde noodles.
Posted by: huerfano at May 28, 2017 04:03 PM (TO4Og)


Alas, they have largely disappeared after being overforaged by the great packs of the Great Plains Land Crabs that were so beloved by our people!

-- Lizzie "Land O' Lakes" Warren,
now with 50% higher cheekbones

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 28, 2017 04:49 PM (pNxlR)

120 i found some girl scout samoa cereal the other day!
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (s26vG)
******
What? Where?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 04:49 PM (Rsi2C)

121 Wonder what kind of story I would write if I listened to nothing but music from The Thrill?

Speed Jazz - https://youtu.be/iXksbb-BKpM

Funky Business - https://youtu.be/7ZZH-p_Ed2s

Melancholia - https://youtu.be/SeoEGUev6lE

Onna No Buki - https://youtu.be/cuKF7jqWuBw

Mina Soko Nenemure - https://youtu.be/QREpW3DmAGs

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (d4e3K)

122 So how are we using apples?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (qcbvC)

123 i know.
...and i was a brownie
Posted by: concrete girl at May




Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (cPsPa)

124 no worries Weasel
if you change your mind, i'll take a pic of my granny's recipe to pass along to you. in her handwriting.

simple and classic

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (s26vG)

125 Sugar snap peas go great with macintosh apples.

Posted by: fluffy at May 28, 2017 04:51 PM (jw2Xw)

126 122 So how are we using apples?
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (qcbvC)
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Best apple? The Fuji.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:51 PM (Sfs6o)

127 Oh yeah, Archway Molasses. Those I can only find at the dollar store.

Archway Dutch Cocoa are pretty good, too. They generally don't survive the ride home.
Posted by: fluffy at May

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:51 PM (cPsPa)

128 Yeah that. No abortion cookies

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 04:51 PM (Rsi2C)

129 who puts carrots on hot dogs?

Probably same people who put them in chile

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 04:52 PM (qcbvC)

130 My preferred topping for hotdogs, Hebrew National by preference, is yellow mustard and lots of sauerkraut. If the kraut isn't available I use relish. Ketchup is pretty much relegated to fries these days. Quite a change from childhood when ketchup, including ketchup sandwiches, was the norm.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 04:52 PM (V+03K)

131 I like lots of kinds of apples, they all have there places

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (qcbvC)

132 sauerkraut is a hell of a condiment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (cPsPa)

133 When I looked at the recipe, I saw WILDE noodles with mussels. Wondered where you go to hunt the wilde noodles.

Posted by: huerfano


It's Oscar's secret recipe.

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (vRcUp)

134 >>So how are we using apples?

I love baking with apples!!
Apple crisp, Apple spice cake, apple molasses pancakes:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ apple-molasses-pancakes-with-honey-butter-recipe-1955720

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (NOIQH)

135 Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 04:50 PM (s26vG)
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Thanks CG!
Have we ever thought of making a cookbook? I bet that's more work than it sounds like it should be, but it might be fun.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (Sfs6o)

136 *sighs*

Now got an urge for sushi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 04:54 PM (d4e3K)

137 Chips Ahoy.

In a bowl with milk. Eaten with a spoon.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 28, 2017 04:55 PM (nAp1e)

138 I have never seen Mallomars in the stores here. I looked it up and they are almost exclusively sold in NY.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 04:55 PM (mpXpK)

139 Ok now I'm craving hot dogs so that's we're having tomorrow. Awhile back I bought one of those hot dog spiral cutters, As Seen on TV. Yes I'm a big sucker sometimes but we'll see if it works at all.

Today I'm braising some beef short ribs in wine and stock, and when they're done they'll have a short visit under the broiler. I've become a big fan of beef ribs in general. The back ribs I did on the pellet grill once turned out pretty good.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 28, 2017 04:56 PM (bwBxJ)

140 Best apple? The Fuji.

Posted by: Weasel


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Posted by: Steve Wozniak at May 28, 2017 04:57 PM (vRcUp)

141 I could kill an entire pack of Nabisco devil food cookies in a sitting. They were fat free!

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 04:58 PM (IDPbH)

142 Chips Ahoy.
In a bowl with milk. Eaten with a spoon.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 28, 2017 04:55
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Hi NDH!! Nice to see you! I see you've moved on from chocolate chip cookies and grape koolaid. That's right up there with Cochran and his carrots in chili.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:00 PM (Rsi2C)

143 when I was even younger, before Archway Lemon Frosted cookies, I would get treated to Nilla Wafers and a Big Red Soda every so often.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:00 PM (cPsPa)

144 Just had some sort of pudding made with condensed milk and whipping cream topping on, angle food cake, blueberrys and strawberriy

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:00 PM (qcbvC)

145 an AOS cookbook would be great.
contribution cookbooks are my faves, lots of old timey recipes.


maybe ace would submit his pumpkin or squash ? soup he posted eons ago.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (s26vG)

146 40 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.
Posted by: Weasel


My mom made those at Christmas. They're called Russian teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cake cookies.
She would also make those buttery cookies that you made with a cookie press. Spritz? She made about 6 kinds of cookies. Those two were my favorites.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (+lVUW)

147 Shit, now re-watching the Bar Rescue episode from Wrigleyville.

Grammie, do *not* eat at The Dugout before a Cubs game!

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (GsAUU)

148 never did the chips ahoy in a bowl. do like dipping fries in a chocolate shake.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (cPsPa)

149 131 I like lots of kinds of apples, they all have there places
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 04:53 PM (qcbvC)

--Road apples?

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:02 PM (GsAUU)

150 Sugared molasses cookies made by Archway.

Ma used to make them, along with sticky buns that would bring tears to your eyes.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 28, 2017 05:02 PM (S/hVx)

151 Road apples go well with meadow muffins.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:03 PM (GsAUU)

152 145 an AOS cookbook would be great.
contribution cookbooks are my faves, lots of old timey recipes.


maybe ace would submit his pumpkin or squash ? soup he posted eons ago.
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (s26vG)
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I have a pretty easy roast turkey on the grill recipe I'd share.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (Sfs6o)

153 137 Chips Ahoy.

In a bowl with milk. Eaten with a spoon.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 28, 2017 04:55 PM (nAp1e)

--Eh, Cookie Crisp cereal sounds better.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

154 How similar are Mallomars to Whippets? We can only get Whippets here.

Posted by: squeakywheel at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (ntmD3)

155 I just made my first real pretzels, yesterday. I've made fake pretzels before ... with baking soda ... but they were bullshit and were only pretzel teasers, really. So, I broke out the lye and made a real batch, just to see.

They were great! Perfect soft pretzels.

I'm not sure it was worth all the work, really - I can jump in the car and run to a pretzel place 2 minutes away ... but they tasted great. I made a few into larger pretzel buns for hot dogs and stuff.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (zc3Db)

156 I've done cinnamon crisp in milk, but not chips ahoy.

I'll be back.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (2VN2E)

157 Pardon me, but someone has ruined your hot dogs with ketchup.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (EZebt)

158 Just remembered another Trader Joe's cookie that is to die. The peppermint candy cane JoJos (Oreo-style) and chocolate dipped peppermint candy cane JoJos only available before xmas. Holy shit they are like crack.

I will have to check out Tate's. No I won't.....I have very little (none) self control when it comes to cookies.

Also dig nutterbutters, chocolate graham crackers and those convenience store Peggy Lawton 3 to a package chocolate ship cookies. In law school they were the subject of a famous trade secret lawsuit that was in one of my courses (Intellectual Property) ...something having to do with "nut dust" and no, I'm not kidding, I think it may have been walnut dust that was the secret ingredient. They are so good.

Posted by: Goldilocks at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (zz1sH)

159 never did the chips ahoy in a bowl. do like dipping fries in a chocolate shake.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (cPsPa)

barbarian

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:04 PM (Rsi2C)

160 Awhile back I bought one of those hot dog spiral cutters, As Seen on TV. Yes I'm a big sucker sometimes but we'll see if it works at all.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops


OMG. My wife and I had to clean out her parents house after they both died. It became a standing joke to say, 'As Seen On TV' over and over again.

Parents. Please don't do this to your children. Clean out your homes while you still can. Throw shit away. I wish I had a dollar for every hour we spent throwing shit away. Weekend after weekend, all summer long. So much for that summer.

It took a lot of goodwill we once had toward them and shit-canned it forever.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:05 PM (HTdUD)

161
145 an AOS cookbook would be great.
contribution cookbooks are my faves, lots of old timey recipes.


maybe ace would submit his pumpkin or squash ? soup he posted eons ago.
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (s26vG)


Oh my gosh--an AOSHQ cookbook is such a great idea! Can you imagine all the chili, taco, cheesy potato and jello recipes?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:05 PM (TdMsT)

162 My favorite store cookies are pecan sandies.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 28, 2017 05:06 PM (+lVUW)

163 Baked apples (though too warm for that now), apples in salad w/blue cheese, pecans and dried cranberries, apple slices with cheddar cheese slices....

(We eat a lot of apples!)

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 05:06 PM (NOIQH)

164 My favorite store bought cookies are Trader Joe's ginger snaps.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:08 PM (Ri/rl)

165 Ignoring Oreos, because those are a fine cookie and nothing to be mocked for...what's your go-to store-bought cookie?

Vienna fingers or Walker's shortbread. Now never bought because 1) I'm on low-carb and 2) I would eat the whole package in one sitting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 05:08 PM (pQQ6D)

166 Pepperidge Farm double chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin. The 3 inch diameter ones. Can't remember the fancy name for each on the package - chocolate chip might be Nantucket.


Posted by: Gref at May 28, 2017 05:08 PM (AMIL/)

167 maybe ace would submit his pumpkin or squash ? soup he posted eons ago.
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:01 PM (s26vG)
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I made that!! It was yummers. It was also the first time Ace replied to a comment of mine. Unfortunately, I was socking as "dumbass in the Chik-FIL-A drive thru" so Ace replied "Thanks for the reco, Dumbass."

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (Rsi2C)

168 Weasel gets the cookbook idea credit

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (s26vG)

169 barbarian
Posted by: L, Elle at May




yep

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (cPsPa)

170 Awhile back I bought one of those hot dog spiral cutters, As Seen on TV. Yes I'm a big sucker sometimes but we'll see if it works at all.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops


I've bought a handful of things from the "seen on TV" ads - though I never buy them from the TV or the company that advertises them since you can never get away from those folks (they make buying the worst chore in the world). I was 100% satisfied with the things I bought. They did what they said and did it great.

I bought blu-blocker sunglasses that were the best I have ever had (and cheap, too). I bought the induction plate which I use all the time. It is AWESOME! And I bought one or two other things. I have nothing but good things to say about any of them. BUT, like I said, never buy from the TV ad, itself. That's just an invitation to the worst sort of human and commercial interactions one has ever experienced.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (zc3Db)

171 Oh my gosh--an AOSHQ cookbook is such a great idea! Can you imagine all the chili, taco, cheesy potato and jello recipes?
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:05 PM (TdMsT)
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Why don't we do it? I'd help, or at least get in the way and criticize things I don't know about. We could get it printed and sell copies and give the money to Toys for Tots or somebody like that.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

172 >>My favorite store cookies are pecan sandies.


Oh, yes!
Ina Garten has recipe for these and they are really good!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (NOIQH)

173 I have said often Oreo cookies might be the best commercial made cookie.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:10 PM (qcbvC)

174 165 Ignoring Oreos, because those are a fine cookie and nothing to be mocked for...what's your go-to store-bought cookie?

Vienna fingers or Walker's shortbread. Now never bought because 1) I'm on low-carb and 2) I would eat the whole package in one sitting.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 05:08 PM (pQQ6D)


Oh my gosh, I dream about Walkers Shortbread. But I can't eat wheat anymore...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:10 PM (TdMsT)

175 I have said often Oreo cookies might be the best commercial made cookie.
Posted by: Skip at May




well they also do not suffer from comparison with a home made version. granny is not at home carving designs into chocolate wafers and sandwiching some delicious sweetened lard between them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:11 PM (cPsPa)

176 Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:05 PM (HTdUD)

That gives me anxiety for our son if we both should die unexpectedly.

I cleaned out my father's house. He saved everything.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:11 PM (Ri/rl)

177 he always replies to your comments L, Elle

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:12 PM (s26vG)

178 I have said often Oreo cookies might be the best commercial made cookie.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:10 PM (qcbvC)


Only the Double-Stuff. Not "the best", but certainly one of the best.

The regular Oreos are okay and the new thin ones are garbage.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:12 PM (zc3Db)

179 I frequent the Traditional Muzzleloading Forum (no in-lines allowed) that has a category for camp cooking and colonial recipes. The subject of Boston baked beans came up stressing low and slow cooking, like a good twelve hours at about 300 degrees. A cast iron dutch oven was the preferred vessel. And no tomato in the recipe. They weren't used back then.

I love good baked beans so I'm going to try this. I'll let the thread know how well it works.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 05:12 PM (V+03K)

180
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Why don't we do it? I'd help, or at least get in the way and criticize things I don't know about. We could get it printed and sell copies and give the money to Toys for Tots or somebody like that.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)


I can't take on the whole project, but would contribute and help, with pleasure!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (TdMsT)

181 I just made my first real pretzels, yesterday. I've made fake pretzels before ... with baking soda ... but they were bullshit and were only pretzel teasers, really. So, I broke out the lye and made a real batch, just to see.

They were great! Perfect soft pretzels.

I'm not sure it was worth all the work, really - I can jump in the car and run to a pretzel place 2 minutes away ... but they tasted great. I made a few into larger pretzel buns for hot dogs and stuff.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


The methods involved in making pretzels are pretty much the same as making bagels. You should give it a try while the method is still fresh in your mind.

Ever morning that begins with a freshly defrosted bagel, toasted, then slathered with butter and your choice of topping is a good morning.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (HTdUD)

182 168 Weasel gets the cookbook idea credit
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (s26vG)
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Aw shucks...

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (Sfs6o)

183 Only the Double-Stuff. Not "the best", but certainly one of the best.

The regular Oreos are okay and the new thin ones are garbage.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May




you think? I think the doublestuff is too much stuff.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (cPsPa)

184 152 145 an AOS cookbook would be great.
contribution cookbooks are my faves, lots of old timey recipes.

*****

Could settle once and for all if Ewoks are edible.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (0tfLf)

185 >>>and sell copies and give the money to Toys for Tots or somebody like that


or to ace

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (s26vG)

186 Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (HTdUD)

Yeah. Pretty much the same dough. Is there a lye rinse with bagels, too?

I'm sure I'll give it a spin at some point - at least, just to see how it turns out. I make a lot of breads.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (zc3Db)

187 I shouldn't have either, but my favorite cookie from the store is Le Petite Ecolier or Pepperidge Farms Milanos.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (w7KSn)

188 Barky always called me Double Stuff.

Posted by: Kal Penn at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (GsAUU)

189 I'm in the process of making a cookbook w/my mom. We're typing up the family recipes, backstories on some, and going through loads of family photos. Will be finalizing it in Shutterfly hardback book but so much work - and fun - up front going through recipes and pics!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2017 05:16 PM (NOIQH)

190 you think? I think the doublestuff is too much stuff.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (cPsPa)


I split the double stuffs and make quadruples, even.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:16 PM (zc3Db)

191 I can't take on the whole project, but would contribute and help, with pleasure!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (TdMsT)
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Has anyone ever edited a cookbook for their church or club? How big of a disaster did it turn out to be? I wonder if we could sell spiral bound copies and break even?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:17 PM (Sfs6o)

192 there are plenty of really good cookies available in any supermarket, but I need to pinch pennies so I tend to stick with Little Debbie Nutty Buddies (chocolate covered wafers with peanut butter filling) or the Swiss Rolls. About $1.79 at the dollar stores.

And when I was working at an office near a 7-11, I'd get the pretty good hot dogs when on sale and give them a couple of squirts of chili sauce.

but if a hot dog needs ketchup, it's not really a hot dog, just some sort of ground meat in a casing.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:17 PM (ILitO)

193 the soft pepperidge farms ones are revolting but the originals are still really good plus they're more or less responsibly portioned

Posted by: happyfeet at May 28, 2017 05:17 PM (mLfQi)

194 BUT, like I said, never buy from the TV ad, itself. That's just an invitation to the worst sort of human and commercial interactions one has ever experienced.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (zc3Db)

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In my experience the stuff is OK but they rip you off on the shipping and handling fees. Especially on the buy one get one free deals, or the buy this and we'll throw in XYZ for free. You can find a lot of the "Only on TV" stuff at Amazon and at large chain drugstores and avoid those outrageous fees.

Posted by: Gref at May 28, 2017 05:18 PM (AMIL/)

195 AoS Cookbook Chapter One - 1,001 Ways to Prepare Hobo.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:18 PM (d4e3K)

196 When I was a kid, we loved anything Archway made, but especially the big, soft molasses ones. We also craved iced oatmeal cookies or Voortman's windmill cookies. We begged for Oreos, but my mom always bought Sunshine Hydrox, because they were cheaper. I don't think we have ever forgiven her. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I stopped buying cookies. You can buy gluten free cookies now, but most of them aren't worth eating. You have to bake your own, and again, most of them aren't worth eating. For Memorial Day, we are grilling burgers. If it were hotdogs, we would buy Hebrew National. It's the only choice.

Posted by: McGuffin at May 28, 2017 05:18 PM (5dOnv)

197 I cleaned out my father's house. He saved everything.

Posted by: CaliGirl


You have my sincerest sympathy. Been there.

I could not fathom how a man could imagine a two decade and four decade old vacuum cleaner could ever again gain any value. Since we never really had any great love for each other I just chalked it up as his final f you to me.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:19 PM (HTdUD)

198 AoS Cookbook Chapter One - 1,001 Ways to Prepare Hobo.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May




you should begin by tenderizing thoroughly with louisville slugger.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:19 PM (cPsPa)

199 179 I frequent the Traditional Muzzleloading Forum (no in-lines allowed) that has a category for camp cooking and colonial recipes. The subject of Boston baked beans came up stressing low and slow cooking, like a good twelve hours at about 300 degrees. A cast iron dutch oven was the preferred vessel. And no tomato in the recipe. They weren't used back then.

I love good baked beans so I'm going to try this. I'll let the thread know how well it works.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 05:12 PM (V+03K)


Sounds interesting! I can't imagine classic American baked beans without a tomato base, though.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:19 PM (TdMsT)

200 AoSHQ cookbook? Recipes for fricaseed hobo? Carrot chili? The best year for Val-U-Rite?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 05:19 PM (pQQ6D)

201
Blackberry cobbler was mentioned upthread.

Zipping around the yard on the zero-turn between races, I saw the wild blackberries are beginning to ripen. I sampled a few.

Cobbler will be soon, with vanilla ice cream, of course.

Blood sugar be damned!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 05:20 PM (4DCSq)

202 Maurice Lennell cookies!!! Pinwheels!!! I think they have succumbed to the IL job-killing 'new normal', just like Brach's candies, etc. I found buckets of Lennell cookies just a few years ago and gave them to my kidlets for Christmas. Hah. For once, I got it right.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (MIKMs)

203 Okay, here's a tremendous, sophisticated cocktail from roughly the 1920s from the mighty mighty Harry Craddock.

Cameron's Kick

3/4 oz Almond Orgeat Syrup
1 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz scotch
3/4 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice for 10 secs. Strain into glass. Drink!

Think of this as the Vesper(James Bond's invention) of whiskey. In the Vesper, the nothingness of vodka, softens the flavor of the gin.

Irish Whiskey is a vodka of whiskeys. A big ole nuthin' sayin' "Drink me, ya bastard. I'll get you drunk."
And it acts to soften the flavor of the scotch, which allows the flavor of the orgeat to come into it's own and make a delightful combination with the scotch and lemon.

Surprisingly delicious. And one of those things that will make you up your conversational game...like whether it's better to shoot Fuji apples off peoples' heads with a crossbow or a long bow and whether or not Stayman apples make the best target. Sophisticated stuff like that that's sure to impress your girl or boyfriend.

Notes:

1) For the scotch, use a blend. Dewar's 15 worked very nicely.

2) There are lots of crap Orgeats out there. Orgeat is a natural almond flavor syrup used for cocktails. Try to find and use:

Small Hand Foods
Liber and Co.
Bg Reynolds

orgeats. Any of those will work well.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (9q7Dl)

204 or to ace
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:15 PM (s26vG
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Or www.hookersforjesus.net

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (Sfs6o)

205 or they were hoping to get you married off quickly and well so they would not have to feed you. or not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (cPsPa)
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As a matter of fact, it a was well known fact in my family that I, being the last born, was an oopsie and not exactly welcomed. Thanks for reminding me of that, asshole.

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (Ur+Hy)

206 I thought vintage Val-U-Rite was stuff six months old?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:22 PM (d4e3K)

207 well lookie here: Melania Trump's cookie recipe (link goes to the Washington Times): sounds like basic sugar cookies:


http://tinyurl.com/y8xwrw4o

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:23 PM (ILitO)

208 Yeah. Pretty much the same dough. Is there a lye rinse with bagels, too?

I'm sure I'll give it a spin at some point - at least, just to see how it turns out. I make a lot of breads.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Some people use lye, some baking soda. Same principle, extreme alkaline fluid.

Lye is a tad more dangerous.

If you like bread making, pretzels and bagels are a natural extension of the same skills. Breadmaking is 101 level, pretzels and bagels 201 level. If you have the 101 level stuff down, than dive into 201 stuff, it's worth the effort.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:24 PM (HTdUD)

209 191 I can't take on the whole project, but would contribute and help, with pleasure!
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:13 PM (TdMsT)
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Has anyone ever edited a cookbook for their church or club? How big of a disaster did it turn out to be? I wonder if we could sell spiral bound copies and break even?
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:17 PM (Sfs6o)



I've seen a couple of churches do them. The books come in a format. Churches tend to add Bible versus throughout.

I think the hard part is organizing it and doing the table of contents. Many recipes fall into more than one category.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (TdMsT)

210 Still my favorite cocktail...The Metropolitan.

Equal measures gin, bourbon and triple sec.
Shake with ice.
Serve in chilled martini glass garnished with blueberries or raspberries.

Enjoy!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (0tfLf)

211 On cookies...Costco's 3 pack of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Chip with Macadamia Nuts, and Raisin Cookies is very hard to beat.

Yum.

Before discovering that almost any of the Pepperidge Farm cookies, were pretty great.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (9q7Dl)

212 I could not fathom how a man could imagine a two decade and four decade old vacuum cleaner could ever again gain any value. Since we never really had any great love for each other I just chalked it up as his final f you to me.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 05:19 PM (HTdUD)

I'm sorry.

My mother's house is stuffed full as well. She has my grandmother's stuff that she can't part with. It makes me anxious just thinking about cleaning her stuff too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (Ri/rl)

213 The AoS cookbook should have a low carb GAINZZZ section.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (vRcUp)

214 re 205: maybe explains why Barky and Moochelle take separate vacations.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:26 PM (ILitO)

215 And a favorite cocktail section.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:27 PM (Sfs6o)

216 My mother (mid 90s) has about 300 porcelain teapots.
Could be more. She says about 300.
I believe her.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 05:28 PM (w7KSn)

217 "Sounds interesting! I can't imagine classic American baked beans without a tomato base, though."

Hi Ladylibertarian, A lot of people during colonial times considered tomatoes to be poison. Recipes from that time don't use them. The Fanny Farmer cookbook has an older, tomato-less recipe that I'll probably use. Also, not using tomatoes means no trouble cooking the beans in cast iron.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 05:28 PM (V+03K)

218 If I buy a sack of cookies it's likely Pepperidge Farm's Milano cookies. The golden Oreos are good too. The dog seconds that.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 05:28 PM (ybMGh)

219 207 well lookie here: Melania Trump's cookie recipe (link goes to the Washington Times): sounds like basic sugar cookies:


http://tinyurl.com/y8xwrw4o
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:23 PM (ILitO)

--Are sugar cookies a Slovenian thing?

I'm actually serious.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:29 PM (GsAUU)

220 Has anyone ever edited a cookbook for their church or club? How big of a disaster did it turn out to be? I wonder if we could sell spiral bound copies and break even?
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:17 PM (Sfs6o)
*****
Yeah, this has to break even and not turn into another t-shirt fiasco.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:29 PM (Rsi2C)

221 205 or they were hoping to get you married off quickly and well so they would not have to feed you. or not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 04:42 PM (cPsPa)
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As a matter of fact, it a was well known fact in my family that I, being the last born, was an oopsie and not exactly welcomed. Thanks for reminding me of that, asshole.

Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (Ur+Hy)

*****

Cheer up fly gal. You're not alone.
I was the last one in my family and it turns out my three siblings were accidents. I was the planned one to give all the others someone to play with.
Crap.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 05:29 PM (0tfLf)

222 As a matter of fact, it a was well known fact in my family that I, being the last born, was an oopsie and not exactly welcomed. Thanks for reminding me of that, asshole.

Posted by: fly gal at May


guess the charm gene was not passed on.

we have an oops in our family too. worked out well enough for everyone involved, except for me and my oldest sister. we had to babysit her oopsie ass all the time.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:29 PM (cPsPa)

223 210 Still my favorite cocktail...The Metropolitan.

Equal measures gin, bourbon and triple sec.
Shake with ice.
Serve in chilled martini glass garnished with blueberries or raspberries.

Enjoy!
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 05:25 PM (0tfLf)

--Old Fashioned.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:30 PM (GsAUU)

224 I'm still convinced that a coffee table book of Muldoon's limericks could be a money maker.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:30 PM (Rsi2C)

225 Yeah, this has to break even and not turn into another t-shirt fiasco.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:29 PM (Rsi2C)
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Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (Sfs6o)

226 Watching Food Paradise the other day and it was all about fried chicken.

There is a cupcake shop in San Fran that serves more than just cup cakes . One of their dishes is Red Velvet fried chicken. They dip the chicken in a red velvet cake batter thinned with buttermilk and dip in red velvet flour concoction and then into the fryer.

People seem to love it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (IDPbH)

227 So when will the cookbook be release?

#twoweeks?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:32 PM (d4e3K)

228 216 My mother (mid 90s) has about 300 porcelain teapots.
Could be more. She says about 300.
I believe her.
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 05:28 PM (w7KSn)

Sounds like my mother.

I don't like knick knack tchotchkes, they're dust collectors.

Different strokes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (Ri/rl)

229 About the time my husband died, it became clear my 87 year old dad needed to be in assisted living.


I just had started a new job and had to move my dad, clear out his large house, clear out MY large house 52 miles away, buy a new down-sized home and have an auction for my dad's possessions and half of mine.

I then spent the next three years renovating my new house.

I can't even think about those years without feeling hysterical.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (TdMsT)

230 I've seen a couple of churches do them. The books come in a format. Churches tend to add Bible versus throughout.
=====

Our elementary school published Thanksgiving recipes written by the kids every year.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (MIKMs)

231 As a matter of fact, it a was well known fact in my family that I, being the last born, was an oopsie and not exactly welcomed. Thanks for reminding me of that, asshole.
Posted by: fly gal at May 28, 2017 05:21 PM (Ur+Hy)
******
Hiiiiiiii!!!! Oopsie here too. We should start a club or something.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (Rsi2C)

232 226 Watching Food Paradise the other day and it was all about fried chicken.

There is a cupcake shop in San Fran that serves more than just cup cakes . One of their dishes is Red Velvet fried chicken. They dip the chicken in a red velvet cake batter thinned with buttermilk and dip in red velvet flour concoction and then into the fryer.

People seem to love it.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (IDPbH)

--Blech.

Red velvet should not be associated with anything with bones.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (GsAUU)

233 Chipotle: Come for the E.Coli, stay for the credit hack!

[/truthful ad slogans]

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (eMKNe)

234 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:32 PM (d4e3K)
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Would before Thanksgiving be doable?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (Sfs6o)

235 224 I'm still convinced that a coffee table book of Muldoon's limericks could be a money maker.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:30 PM (Rsi2C)

The limericks have to be paired with sexy ewok pics.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:34 PM (Ri/rl)

236 The limericks have to be paired with sexy ewok pics.
Posted by: CaliGirl


Hey, YOU try getting Ace to pose in a bikini.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:34 PM (eMKNe)

237 Hiiiiiiii!!!! Oopsie here too. We should start a club or something.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (Rsi2C)

Me too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Ri/rl)

238 Melania Trump's cookie recipe ? I prefer Liz Warrens recipes in "Pow Wow Chow" . She has some great ways of cooking white mans scalps.

Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (1ThGZ)

239 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM
*****
Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Rsi2C)

240 well lookie here: Melania Trump's cookie recipe (link goes to the Washington Times): sounds like basic sugar cookies:

http://tinyurl.com/y8xwrw4o

Posted by: mallfly suPreme


Mooch was always claiming to promote healthy eating. I'm sure she'd never post a cookie recipe. Yet her ass is much fatter than Melania's. Go figure.


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (vRcUp)

241 Two words that I never expected to get paired: 'sexy' and "Eowk"

Nyah?

----
Weasel, at least the cocktail part of the cookbook should be doable by Turkey Day. Right?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (d4e3K)

242 When Ace is up before noon.
New threads keep coming so soon.
The Horde reads with glee
To be First you see
To claim they have been Muldooned!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 05:36 PM (0tfLf)

243 I can't even think about those years without feeling hysterical.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (TdMsT)

I can't imagine that. That sounds exhausting.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:37 PM (Ri/rl)

244 Keebler Deluxe Grahams along with peanut butter for dipping. Reminds me of the gorilla cookies and PB packet in MRE's

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 05:38 PM (kTF2Z)

245 239 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM
*****
Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Rsi2C)



All in favor say "Aye!"

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:39 PM (TdMsT)

246 Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell
bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.
=====

Fine with the cookbook, as long as it has microwave stuff (for those of us who still have not figured out how to use our ovens).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 05:39 PM (MIKMs)

247 You know what I wouldn't mind seeing sometime, maybe every couple of weekends?

An investment thread. How to build up those accounts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:39 PM (eMKNe)

248 Of course the title of the cookbook will be: To Serve Man: AoS Style.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (d4e3K)

249 everytime i went to granny's she'd ask me to dust.
she collected owls.
i live on a ranch so things get dusty and i can tend to put it off.

but i dig organizing.
ask me for anything and i can find it right off the bat.

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (s26vG)

250 There is also still the original Colonel Sanders dinner house in Kentucky that was opened by the Colonel's wife after they sold the chain. They seem to sell the same chicken you get at KFC except in an above average restaurant setting. I don't get it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (IDPbH)

251 Back from the Wedding I went to...Food was good. I ate to much. Burp.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 05:41 PM (SjImc)

252 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:39 PM (eMKNe)

Buy low, sell high?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:41 PM (Ri/rl)

253 so who is going to be in charge of recipe selection?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:42 PM (cPsPa)

254 Of course the title of the cookbook will be: To Serve Man: AoS Style.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Some preview highlights:

- "Don't forget to order your heavy duty hobo deboner, available now for the low low price of $69.95 from Ace Enterprises, or $49.95 with the premium membership."

- "What this Val-U-Rite Vodka cake calls for is our extra special recipe for super-high-fat bacon frosting"

- "A little ground Fauxcahontas Warren always adds extra spice!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:43 PM (eMKNe)

255 248 Of course the title of the cookbook will be: To Serve Man: AoS Style.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (d4e3K)
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I was thinking To Serve Man as a title too! I knew that I liked you!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

256 CBD and Bluebell ftw

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:43 PM (s26vG)

257 Red velvet should not be associated with anything with bones.

Posted by: logprof


I'd go further: sweet and meat do not go together. That includes chocolate covered bacon. I suspect the reason most people gag at the thought of ketchup on hotdogs is the sweetness of the ketchup.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (vRcUp)

258 Cali, LOL. True.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (eMKNe)

259 Mooch was always claiming to promote healthy eating.
I'm sure she'd never post a cookie recipe. Yet her ass is much fatter
than Melania's. Go figure.







Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (vRcUp)

She could publish some of her great school cafeteria lunch recipes. I'm sure it would be a hit.

Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (1ThGZ)

260 i live on a ranch so things get dusty and i can tend to put it off.

but i dig organizing.
ask me for anything and i can find it right off the bat.
Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (s26vG)

Ranch girl here too. I need to organize.

I know where everything is but it's not organized.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (Ri/rl)

261 What are you talking about, dumping the cucumber! That drink sounds great, gonna order one next time I'm in Vegas, but I won't remember.

Posted by: kalneva at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (vhW1R)

262 253 so who is going to be in charge of recipe selection?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 05:42 PM (cPsPa)
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bluebell assisted by a panel of experts.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:45 PM (Sfs6o)

263
248 Of course the title of the cookbook will be: To Serve Man: AoS Style.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (d4e3K)


One of the chapters simply MUST be entitled, "Sammiches for the 'Rons."

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:46 PM (TdMsT)

264 qdpsteve's contribution to the cookbook:

- Buffalo wings
- Buffalo shrimp
- Buffalo funyuns
- Buffalo pina colada
- Buffalo chocolate milk
...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:46 PM (eMKNe)

265 She could publish some of her great school cafeteria lunch recipes. I'm sure it would be a hit.
Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (1ThGZ)


She could pair it up with Elizabeth Warren's recipe for Oklahoma prairie crab.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:47 PM (WcAaY)

266 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.
Posted by: Weasel at May

===Pfferneusse

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 28, 2017 05:47 PM (RQP0C)

267 At some point I think we must ask the question;

Is there really a bad cookie?
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)


A friend of mine, who first introduced me to Australian musk candy, German Licorice, and other horrible things, also bought a tin of Chinese cookies that were filled with some sort of frosting. Dear Lord, they were horrible. They had less flavor than a stale fortune cookie and the only mouth sensation was the frosting that was some sort of mixed vegetable shortening and sugar.
The were bad cookies.

Also the time I made cookies and substituted uncooked rice for nuts because I wanted something chewier. Those were bad cookies too.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 05:47 PM (mkDpn)

268 >>>Of course the title of the cookbook will be: To Serve Man: AoS Style.

How about "The Deplorable Gourmet"?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:47 PM (vRcUp)

269 Ok, I settled on a batch of Alice Medrich's cocoa brownies and CCC that can't be baked until tomorrow at the earliest.
I have no idea what to do for dinner.........

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 05:49 PM (kufk0)

270 More preview recipes from the AOS cookbook, Celebrity section:

- Liver Lena Dunham
- Ham Alec Baldwin
- Flapjacks Rachel Corrie

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:49 PM (eMKNe)

271 JTB, sometimes I will slow cook a stew uncovered in the oven in a iron pot. Usually some cheap meat chunks, lots of onion and various root veggies.
a quarter boneless pork shoulder does good for this

It turns out well, even if I have to monitor it to top it off every half hour. When you slow cook onions like that they do get a very buttery consisency

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 05:50 PM (mkDpn)

272 For the AoS cookbook, the commenter known as BourbonChicken should submit a recipe for bourbon chicken.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (WcAaY)

273 Has bluebell finished that cookbook yet????

Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (kufk0)

274 has anyone been insane enough to try and make Chelsea Clinton's cowflop spinach pancakes, or whatever she called them?

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (ILitO)

275 But seriously folks...

Made some jambalaya a few weeks ago, came out a bit dry.

Gonna take the leftover jambalaya and toss it into some fresher tomato sauce, and also gonna throw in some cajun trinity (bell pepper, celery, onion). Maybe also add some more spicy smoked sausage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (eMKNe)

276 Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 05:47 PM (mkDpn)

We get a gift from a Dutch seed company every Christmas. They always have a bag of licorice candy that looks like chalk. It's weird.
I don't like black licorice.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (Ri/rl)

277 Japanese customer shared some seaweed cookies
tasted just like seaweed, mmmm very tasty.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (TD9KB)

278 273 Has bluebell finished that cookbook yet????
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (kufk0)
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Apparently not. We've been having problems with her.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (Sfs6o)

279 Girl Scout Thin Mints tho I don't eat them any more as they do not in fact make you thin.

Posted by: Big V at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (NX0K0)

280 Ahhh, the food thread. Came in, kicked off my boots and shucked the jeans and am sitting down with a large plate of chicken fajita quesadillas. my special quacamole and sour cream.

I'll share.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 05:53 PM (ucEiX)

281 Gonna take the leftover jambalaya and toss it into some fresher tomato sauce, and also gonna throw in some cajun trinity (bell pepper, celery, onion). Maybe also add some more spicy smoked sausage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (eMKNe)


Now I want some jambalaya.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:53 PM (WcAaY)

282 Store bought cookies, CBD? SMH, I really thought you were better than that. My only sbc is Pepperidge Farms Chesapeakes. And not often. And I just get the "single serving" bag. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at May 28, 2017 05:53 PM (EgOr3)

283 For the AoS cookbook, the commenter known as BourbonChicken should submit a recipe for bourbon chicken.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (WcAaY)



Not so fast, OM.

He might have that nick cuz he's scared of bourbon.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 05:54 PM (9q7Dl)

284 274 has anyone been insane enough to try and make Chelsea Clinton's cowflop spinach pancakes, or whatever she called them?
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (ILitO)

+++

Sounds like family cruelty and abuse. Who would?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 05:54 PM (+tKYk)

285 I have said Merkel is an asshole yet today?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (SjImc)

286
Girl Scout Thin Mints tho I don't eat them any more as they do not in fact make you thin.

Posted by: Big V at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (NX0K0)
Maybe you just don't eat enough of them. This year I went a little nuts and ended up with some, uh, let's just call it intestinal disturbance. You got to eat a whole sleeve at once but it'll clean you out pretty good.

Posted by: Peaches at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (EgOr3)

287 At some point I think we must ask the question;

Is there really a bad cookie?


Once I had a cow-orker bring in some cookies that were made in his home country. They had seaweed in them.

Awful, awful tasting nasty things.

So, yes, there is a bad cookie.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (IcT7t)

288
Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Rsi2C)


Reminds me of the six phases of a research project:

1) Enthusiasm
2) Disappointment
3) Panic
4) Search for victims
5) Massacre of the innocent
6) Raises and promotions for management and non-participants.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (WSn4j)

289 Coupla things. I read cannibis aa cannibal and thought..'finally a cookbook.'

I like those peanut butter cookies shaped like peanuts and I dip them in milk like Oreos. Although not in many years.

And I think mussels should shave so I dont have to debeard them. Dumb mulluscs.

Just sayin'.

Oh and when are going to talk ice cream on the food thread?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (E8apb)

290 Oregon, easy to do. I started with the Zatarain's mix at the store.

I like to add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, shrimp and your choice of sausage to it. I also throw in some Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (eMKNe)

291 I have a great cookie recipe: Get in your car and drive to the Rockland Bakery

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 05:55 PM (SjImc)

292 My favorite store-bought cookie? I call them "Romulan Death Cookies" and I've called them that since I was in grad school. It's a sugar cookie with M&M's in it. Straight sugar cookies are also good. Plain, not iced, if you please.

Posted by: Jonathan G at May 28, 2017 05:56 PM (jT9wB)

293 NASCAR or Black Sheep Squadron, decisions decisions. It will depend on how many womens are with the Black Sheep today.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 05:56 PM (TD9KB)

294 has anyone been insane enough to try and make Chelsea Clinton's cowflop spinach pancakes, or whatever she called them?

Posted by: mallfly suPreme


Those things are hilarious. They look like sliced Hulk.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:56 PM (vRcUp)

295 Why would anyone ever eat Oreos straight when they could go to ChickFilA and get their fantastic cookies and cream milkshake???

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:57 PM (eMKNe)

296 Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM

The first KFC franchise was in Utah, and at least a couple of early Utah KFC franchises were sit-down restaurants. In addition to chicken, you could get fried fish, chicken-fried steak, shrimp and other entrees. Real veggies, baked potatoes, really good yeast rolls with honey and real butter.

Posted by: KT at May 28, 2017 05:57 PM (BVQ+1)

297 We're having Zatarain's jambalaya tonight - adding chorizo and shrimp. May be a candidate for bluebell's cookbook.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:57 PM (Sfs6o)

298 Made a Pioneer Woman recipe called pancake mini muffins, which is basically pancake batter in mini muffin pans.

Added mini choc chips and it pleased the Yoots I made it for.

Seems like there should be some riff on 'Joy of Cooking' but I can't think of it.

Or:

'To Serve Ewok'

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 05:57 PM (wwL6Q)

299 We get a gift from a Dutch seed company every Christmas. They always have a bag of licorice candy that looks like chalk. It's weird.

I don't like black licorice.
Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 05:52 PM (Ri/rl)


Dutch like to eat licorice with salt.

There's even a "double salted" variety for the hardcore.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (WcAaY)

300 Btw I made killer mac n' cheese last night. Not the designer kind. Basic. Awesome.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (E8apb)

301 Weasel, good choice.

Zatarain's has some good stuff. Maybe because as far as I can tell, they haven't sold the company to another conglomerate yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (eMKNe)

302 Favorite store bought cookie- Keeblers classic shortbread. Best dunking cookie around.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (ucEiX)

303 well, I need to burn a few calories so off I go.

but don't forget, Keith Olbermann is a twat.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 05:59 PM (ILitO)

304 What are the ball shaped cookies dusted with confectioners sugar you see a lot at Christmas? Wedding cookies or something? Those are good. Damn good.
Posted by: Weasel at May

Here in Texas we call them Sand Tarts. The whole recipe is just butter, sugar, vanilla, flour and finely chopped pecans.
You roll them in powdered sugar while still hot.
The first-degree burns are worth it.

My bought cookie is Milanos.

Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2017 05:59 PM (hA4a+)

305 Those things are hilarious. They look like sliced Hulk.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:56 PM (vRcUp


That's why I thank God for Two-Scoops Donald. If the hag had won, those things would probably be mandated by law.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:00 PM (WcAaY)

306 I'd go further: sweet and meat do not go together. That includes chocolate covered bacon. I suspect the reason most people gag at the thought of ketchup on hotdogs is the sweetness of the ketchup.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 05:44 PM (vRcUp)

--I am intrigued by caramelized bacon. Saw them presented as a garnish on Bar Rescue (I bet they'd be good with a Caesar --probably a great hangover drink), and I know salted caramel is a thing so it may not be too out there.

Also, the one sweet with meat paring I absolutely endorse is a dusting of brown sugar on a baked ham.

Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:00 PM (GsAUU)

307 Steve and Cold Bear, I generally agree re savory/sweet.

Having said that, I admit I've recently discovered:

- Maple cured bacon
- Salted caramel

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:00 PM (eMKNe)

308 Yes. Shortbread and Milano. Yum. And had Moose Tracks ice cream last night. Dreyers. There, now its and ice cream thread.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 06:01 PM (E8apb)

309 134 >>So how are we using apples?

The Barefoot Contessa's Apple Pear Crisp. Brought it to something once, and now i'm locked into it.

Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2017 06:01 PM (hA4a+)

310 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (eMKNe)
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Yep. Agreed. At the other end of the spectrum is a Brand X Red Beans and Rice mix I bought a bunch of. Way too salty. Like 10,000x too salty.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:01 PM (Sfs6o)

311 >>For the AoS cookbook, the commenter known as BourbonChicken should submit a recipe for bourbon chicken.

Posted by: OregonMuse

And you can add one for Oregon Moose.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:01 PM (wwL6Q)

312 JERSEY CITY, N.J. A Navy SEAL team member has died when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

A Navy spokesman said the accident occurred shortly after noon Sunday near Liberty State Park.

The parachutist was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs.

The victim wasnt identified pending notification of family.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 06:02 PM (SjImc)

313 I once brought some Honey Jack Daniels to one of my bro-in-law's summer barbecues.

OMG, was it a hit. He and friends were enjoying adding it to their cola.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:02 PM (eMKNe)

314 There's even a "double salted" variety for the hardcore.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 05:58 PM (WcAaY)

The candy is all weird. The amaryllis are nice though.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 06:02 PM (Ri/rl)

315 Grilled chicken thighs for dinner. Marinated them in 7up and soy sauce, plus a couple other things. Very tasty.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2017 06:02 PM (89T5c)

316 Oh and anisette cookies. Those kind shaped like this ) only horizontal. Hold milk real good.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 06:03 PM (E8apb)

317 Weasel, I can believe it. Some of those bagged items go nutz with the salt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:03 PM (eMKNe)

318 245 239 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM
*****
Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Rsi2C)



All in favor say "Aye!"
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 05:39 PM (TdMsT)

Count me in. I've been on a couple of cookbook committees. If you don't get along with the rest of the committee, it is bloodshed. People get hurt. Because there are sharp objects and fire in cooking.

But bluebell can keep us in line. I volunteer to recipe test and wash up.

Posted by: moki at May 28, 2017 06:04 PM (V+V48)

319 I have said Merkel is an asshole yet today?

Posted by: Nevergiveup


I fill mein country mit suicide bombers,
And then accuse the US of being global warmers.

Ich bin eine Azzhooooole.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 28, 2017 06:04 PM (vRcUp)

320 The parachutist was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs.



The victim wasnt identified pending notification of family.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 06:02 PM (SjImc)
Ah, fuck. I hate hearing this stuff.

Posted by: Peaches at May 28, 2017 06:04 PM (EgOr3)

321 3:14 pm. Time for pie!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:04 PM (eMKNe)

322 The Barefoot Contessa's Apple Pear Crisp. Brought it to something once, and now i'm locked into it.

Posted by: Sal


But is it made with real feet?

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at May 28, 2017 06:05 PM (vRcUp)

323 We're getting a new chicken fast food place called Hartz.

Hmm, seems to only be in/around Houston so far.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (wwL6Q)

324 Angela Merkel's womb is as dusty and desolate as the Qattara Depression.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (GsAUU)

325
321 3:14 pm. Time for pie!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:04 PM (eMKNe)

Huh...thanks.

*pours tequila*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (E8apb)

326 Having said that, I admit I've recently discovered:

- Maple cured bacon
- Salted caramel

Posted by: qdpsteve


Maple cured bacon: With pancakes smothered in sweet maple syrup. Very much a good combination. Otherwise? Bad idea.

I won't even venture a guess to salted caramel. Ten foot pole territory.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (HTdUD)

327 Will Rock N Rye work with brown sugar and orange juice work as a marinade?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:07 PM (ucEiX)

328 When I hear Hartz, I think of flea dip.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (89T5c)

329 Hands down, my favorite store cookie is Chips Ahoy. There is nothing in them that can make me sick, and they are full of childhood memories of going to the zoo with my grandparents, and bringing a picnic of bologna sandwiches, Lay's potato chips and Chips Ahoy cookies for dessert. Playing with the animals (literally-back in those days there were no barriers, really, between the animals and the elephant would pull my hair with it's trunk, and the gorilla and I would play tag by racing around his enclosure. I named him George, and he would make mean noises at people who came too near me.) and eating those cookies was a sweet memory.

But my preferred homemade cookie is either oatmeal dried cherry, with walnuts, or apricot rugelach.

Posted by: moki at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (V+V48)

330 "what's your go-to store-bought cookie?"

If you're ever in Emporia Kansas visit Reeble's Grocery and get the English Toffee cookies. The best!

Otherwise, get some Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps. Awesome with ice-cold milk.

Posted by: jbspry at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (IhKmM)

331 328 When I hear Hartz, I think of flea dip.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (89T5c)

--"Nothing comes between me and my pet, 'cept the Hartz 2 in 1 collar!"

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:09 PM (GsAUU)

332 Steve,

I love salted chocolate cake. It's really good.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (Ri/rl)

333 Moki, you played with a freakin gorilla? Youre not jerkin my chain?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (E8apb)

334 329 Hands down, my favorite store cookie is Chips Ahoy. There is nothing in them that can make me sick, and they are full of childhood memories of going to the zoo with my grandparents, and bringing a picnic of bologna sandwiches, Lay's potato chips and Chips Ahoy cookies for dessert. Playing with the animals (literally-back in those days there were no barriers, really, between the animals and the elephant would pull my hair with it's trunk, and the gorilla and I would play tag by racing around his enclosure.

Posted by: moki at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (V+V4


*SIGH*

Posted by: Harambe at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (GsAUU)

335 so some links

ISWYDT.

Posted by: Conceptual Moron at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (DMUuz)

336 The only cookie worth eating is the one that will stand up to a 2 dunk dip.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (ucEiX)

337 CaliGirl, uh, okay. ;-)

The salt brings out the sweetness I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:11 PM (eMKNe)

338
The main course on tonight's menu is "hoddawgs." "One wit, one wit not no relich" as they say in NEPA.

Thirty years ago a student dentist at THE Ohio State University asked me (knowing that I smoked cigarettes) if I smoked a pipe. I said "No. Why?" He said the stains on my molars were consistent with those seen on pipe smokers.

And so my pot pipe went out the window. I can't believe the discovery of a marijuana smoke - periodontal disease link is anything new. The tars and carcinogens contained in pot smoke have been known for over 50 years.

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 28, 2017 06:11 PM (TJx8f)

339 267 At some point I think we must ask the question;

Is there really a bad cookie?
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)


Th worst cookie I ever had was delicious.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 06:12 PM (TdMsT)

340 I have a great cookie recipe: Get in your car and drive to the Rockland Bakery
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May




home made cookies, even made by bakers of below average skill are usually, and oddly, better than any store bought cookie.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 06:12 PM (cPsPa)

341 Not so fast, OM.

He might have that nick cuz he's scared of bourbon.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 05:54 PM (9q7Dl)


Well, this is kind of the wrong blog to be on if that's what you're afraid of, I'd say.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:13 PM (WcAaY)

342 334 329 Hands down, my favorite store cookie is Chips Ahoy. There is nothing in them that can make me sick, and they are full of childhood memories of going to the zoo with my grandparents, and bringing a picnic of bologna sandwiches, Lay's potato chips and Chips Ahoy cookies for dessert. Playing with the animals (literally-back in those days there were no barriers, really, between the animals and the elephant would pull my hair with it's trunk, and the gorilla and I would play tag by racing around his enclosure.

Posted by: moki at May 28, 2017 06:08 PM (V+V4


*SIGH*
Posted by: Harambe at May 28, 2017 06:10 PM (GsAUU)



Those WERE the days, my friend...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 06:14 PM (TdMsT)

343 I won't even venture a guess to salted caramel. Ten foot pole territory.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (HTdUD)


Salted caramel is freaking *awesome*.

That is all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:14 PM (WcAaY)

344 Oatmeal raisin with a slice of good aged sharp cheddar.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:15 PM (ucEiX)

345 logprof, qdpsteve, I stand corrected. Pork products are compatible with sweet.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 06:15 PM (vRcUp)

346 heh. On TCM, Humphrey Bogart booking passage on a Japanese ship. The ticket agent says that it will be sailing via "Honarooroo"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:16 PM (OdK9v)

347 bacon Jam. On baguette with melty Brie. OMG .

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (11H2y)

348 I launch missile and ruin weekend, Americans!

Posted by: Dear Chubby Leader at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (q+WCl)

349 And you can add one for Oregon Moose.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:01 PM (wwL6Q)


Heh. Unfortunately, oregon has no moose. Deer, elk, bear, and maybe even a bison or two way out east. But no moose.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (WcAaY)

350 Cranberry jellie and turkey.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (IDPbH)

351 Also, the one sweet with meat paring I absolutely endorse is a dusting of brown sugar on a baked ham.



Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:00 PM (GsAUU)

Great, I can contribute this dish at the next bake sale at the local Mosque.

Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (1ThGZ)

352
O/T, but the Co-Cola 600 is underway...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 06:17 PM (4DCSq)

353 Uh..... 15 stripes? for the uh... original 15 Colonies???

Did Obama make this flag???

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 06:18 PM (NgKpN)

354 I really like the AoS cookbook idea. If someone will help compile it I will pay for the printing.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:18 PM (ucEiX)

355 Nothin' But the Blues on KKJZ is right now playing Riviera Paradise, by Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble.

Oh man.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 06:19 PM (eMKNe)

356 Salted caramel is freaking *awesome*.

That is all.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:14 PM (WcAaY)
Yes, definitely!

Posted by: Peaches at May 28, 2017 06:19 PM (EgOr3)

357 Newtons, original fig or there many other fillings especially apple.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:20 PM (Ot7+c)

358 345 logprof, qdpsteve, I stand corrected. Pork products are compatible with sweet.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 06:15 PM (vRcUp)

--I'll drink to that!

[Raises Diet Dew and vodka]

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:20 PM (GsAUU)

359 I have Across the Pacific 1942 on

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM (Ot7+c)

360 SO - if you guys are serious about your wacky cookbook idea (CODENAME: PROJECT BLUEBELL) and would like to serve on the Exploratory Feasibility Committee (EFC) then send me an email at mh22304 (gmail) and await further instructions. Expect that your email and name might ultimately be shared among the EFC.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM (Sfs6o)

361 Only because I have a customer that is in that business.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM (ucEiX)

362 324 Angela Merkel's womb is as dusty and desolate as the Qattara Depression.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (GsAUU)

I don't trust leaders who do not have children...

They don't seem to have the same view of the future as we who have children, do....

Heck.... Look at Hayek, and Keynes... one build the future, one is all about RIGHT NOW.... one had children, the other did not...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM (NgKpN)

363 I fill mein country mit suicide bombers,
And then accuse the US of being global warmers.

Ich bin eine Azzhooooole.
Posted by: Angela Merkel


Funny how short a time it has been since the Berlin Wall fell, and Helmut Schmidt talked to George H.W. Bush and said "God Bless the USA" for standing by West Germany during all the Cold War years.
And now this East German beeyotch runs the country into the ground (culturally) and blames the US for Europe's troubles.
Trump was right to rock the boat on the rule on NATO Defense budget spending. This nonsense has gone on for TOO LONG.

Posted by: Zombie Richard M. Nixon at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (S6Pax)

364 354 I really like the AoS cookbook idea. If someone will help compile it I will pay for the printing.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:18 PM (ucEiX)



That is generous beyond reason, but I suggest we put a price on it and figure out a way to pay online. I will probably rider at least three.

Also, it would be cool for each recipe contributor to put a favorite quote (not too long) with the recipe.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (TdMsT)

365 I have Across the Pacific 1942 on
Posted by: Skip

See 346

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (ZO497)

366 Has anyone ever edited a cookbook for their church or club? How big of a disaster did it turn out to be? I wonder if we could sell spiral bound copies and break even?
Posted by: Weasel

I made one for my ex-husband and his sisters and brother, using all the loose recipes in their dear mother's kitchen drawers. It was just typing, plasticizing the pages, and then binding it spirally.

that was years ago. Staples online probably will take your recipes and produce the same thing.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (tfQTV)

367 Playing with the animals (literally-back in those days there were no barriers, really, between the animals and the elephant would pull my hair with it's trunk, and the gorilla and I would play tag by racing around his enclosure. I named him George, and he would make mean noises at people who came too near me.) and eating those cookies was a sweet memory.

...

Posted by: moki


I'd agree with most here that the government at all levels turns kids into snowflakes by over-regulating things... but elephants? I thought they could turn hostile against humans. Not as dangerous as hippos, but I wouldn't have thought they'd ever be allowed in contact with kids. Same with gorillas.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (vRcUp)

368 To each his own of course, but meat with sweet is pretty prevalent. Most Asian cooking, for example. BBQ sauces are pretty sweet, even the ones used for beef. Lamb is good with mint or jalapeño jelly. I agree pork especially lends itself to very sweet rubs and sauces including those made with things like Dr Pepper and Big Red.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (bwBxJ)

369 356 Salted caramel is freaking *awesome*.

That is all.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:14 PM (WcAaY)
Yes, definitely!
Posted by: Peaches at May 28, 2017 06:19 PM (EgOr3)

--I have had salted caramel cookies. They were humble Family Dollar brand. And delicious.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (GsAUU)

370 I've never been much of a bourbon fan, but attended a conference speaker reception this week, and tried Knob Creek and Bullitt each straight up as G*d intended.

I enjoyed both, and clearly have been missing out. The KC had way more body and legs, and was sweeter. I can't say either paired particularly well with the (good) finger food served, but both were excellent sippers.

If I had to choose one for home, I'd probably go with the Knob Creek, but the Bullitt would be very welcome, as well.

So, Horde Bourbonistas, what other bourbons should I be on the lookout for?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (DMUuz)

371 how many cook books have the poison symbol on the cover?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (cPsPa)

372
Avoid the specials, be suspicious of outlandish boasts and prepare to haggle for your wine: three golden rules for a heightened dining experience, as newly revealed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.







Oh my. That reminds me of an episode on one of those inane restaurant makeover reality shows. Hidden camera, two women (actors sent in to "test" the restaurant). They order a fish dinner, and they ask the sommelier for a red wine, which isn't traditional with fish. The bonehead asshole sommelier starts to ARGUE with the customers about their wine choice. Really?

I guess the thing that infuriated me about it was that I'm almost certain that the whole thing was staged, not just the customers undercover for the show, but the sommelier as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (quw2O)

373 >>Unfortunately, oregon has no moose.

Oh, so Oregon is just the *style* of cooking the moose.

Got it!

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:24 PM (wwL6Q)

374 371 how many cook books have the poison symbol on the cover?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (cPsPa)



Oh my gosh-- hilarious!!!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 06:24 PM (TdMsT)

375 As a matter of fact, it a was well known fact in my family that I, being the last born, was an oopsie and not exactly welcomed. Thanks for reminding me of that, asshole.

Posted by: fly gal

My youngest sister was kind of an "oopsie" last child. My parents couldn't have loved her more. I sometimes think she was the real favorite. She was born a year after my Mother's mother died, and it really meant a lot to both my parents then. She now has four grandchildren of her own, and she is just a very kind and warm women.

I'll bet your parents loved you a bunch.

Posted by: Zombie Richard M. Nixon at May 28, 2017 06:25 PM (S6Pax)

376 That freakin' Nixon took over my computer.

When is that Zombie gonna die?!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 06:26 PM (S6Pax)

377 SO - if you guys are serious about your wacky
cookbook idea (CODENAME: PROJECT BLUEBELL)
Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM


Point of Information: I believe one of the CoBs has reserved the Project Bluebell codename for a compilation of Yoko and Tom Selleck pictures, videos, and musical masterpieces.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 06:26 PM (DMUuz)

378 371 how many cook books have the poison symbol on the cover?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (cPsPa)
----------
Oh hell yes.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:27 PM (Sfs6o)

379 >>let's see your sugar snap peas recipes

the home grown ones never make it to dinner time! They are snack food.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:27 PM (wwL6Q)

380 Salted caramel is freaking *awesome*.

That is all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader


Then why do I hear Rick Astley ♪'Never Gonna Give You Up' ♪ playing in the background?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:27 PM (HTdUD)

381 Okay. Need to get my 4 miles in. Bbl

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 06:28 PM (TdMsT)

382 oopsies are never the favorite, though they are often abused of the idea, seems to help them somehow.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 06:28 PM (cPsPa)

383 Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 06:26 PM (DMUuz)
------------
That's just our secret working title. Don't tell anybody.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:28 PM (Sfs6o)

384 One of the recepies would have to be morning conquest pancakes .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:28 PM (IDPbH)

385 362 324 Angela Merkel's womb is as dusty and desolate as the Qattara Depression.
Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:06 PM (GsAUU)

I don't trust leaders who do not have children...

They don't seem to have the same view of the future as we who have children, do....

Heck.... Look at Hayek, and Keynes... one build the future, one is all about RIGHT NOW.... one had children, the other did not...
Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 06:21 PM (NgKpN)

--A couple of weekends ago Mark Steyn noted the lack of children by Merkel, May, Macron, and whoever the PM of Italy is. Also, the president of Luxembourg, who is a rump wrangler like Keynes was.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:28 PM (GsAUU)

386 Ladylibertarian- Were not talking leather bound here. Think AoS cardboard membership.

WE CAN DO THIS.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:29 PM (ucEiX)

387
I'd agree with most here that the government at all levels turns kids into snowflakes by over-regulating things... but elephants? I thought they could turn hostile against humans. Not as dangerous as hippos, but I wouldn't have thought they'd ever be allowed in contact with kids. Same with gorillas.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 06:22 PM (vRcUp)

Before I got kicked out of Junior League, one of my volunteer jobs was zoo docent in the summer zoo camp. (I later worked as a paid animal keeper elsewhere.)

So once a week the campers got to ride on the two Asian elephants, and I had to ride with them. I liked it, not knowing how dangerous they can be. A few years later, one of the elephants I used to ride killed a keeper, so the zoo went to "protested contact" only. That's where the keepers only touch the animals while protected by a massive fence with holes in the appropriate locations.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 28, 2017 06:30 PM (bwBxJ)

388 Funny how short a time it has been since the Berlin Wall fell, and Helmut Schmidt talked to George H.W. Bush and said "God Bless the USA" for standing by West Germany during all the Cold War years.
And now this East German beeyotch runs the country into the ground (culturally) and blames the US for Europe's troubles.

Posted by: Zombie Richard M. Nixon
--------------

In 'Band of Brothers', Walter Gordon recounts Jan Ritsema, the Mayor of Eindoven, Holland refusing to meet Norman Schwartzkopf because, 'He has blood on his hands'.

Gordon wrote him a letter saying that the citizens of Eindoven had no such compunctions when Easy company was there in 1944 driving the Germans out. In fact, Gordon and his men were showered with flowers and kisses from the girls.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:30 PM (ZO497)

389 What are you guys trying to say?

Posted by: Zombie James Buchanan at May 28, 2017 06:31 PM (IDPbH)

390 Helmut Schmidt (facepalm)!

That damn Zombie Nixon

Helmut Kohl

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 06:32 PM (S6Pax)

391 Oh my. That reminds me of an episode on one of those inane restaurant makeover reality shows. Hidden camera, two women (actors sent in to "test" the restaurant). They order a fish dinner, and they ask the sommelier for a red wine, which isn't traditional with fish. The bonehead asshole sommelier starts to ARGUE with the customers about their wine choice. Really?

I guess the thing that infuriated me about it was that I'm almost certain that the whole thing was staged, not just the customers undercover for the show, but the sommelier as well.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 28, 2017 06:23 PM (quw2O)

--The rule should be that the wine pairs with the mood more than with the food.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:32 PM (GsAUU)

392 The first 10 pages of the cookbook will be accidentally bold.

And only say "First!"

The Italian recipes will be italicized.

Everything will be in Times Roman.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:33 PM (wwL6Q)

393 Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 06:26 PM (DMUuz)
--------
Sure we can! I can set up a little page and take orders for the first edition. We have a few things to figure out first, though, and just need to get organized.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 06:34 PM (Sfs6o)

394 Climb Hartz mountain

Posted by: Japanese radio message at May 28, 2017 06:34 PM (IqV8l)

395 North Korea is firing more missiles

I'd start with a full sea blockade

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 06:34 PM (SjImc)

396 The Peruvia recipes will call for sloth loin.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:34 PM (ZO497)

397 So once a week the campers got to ride on the two Asian elephants, and I had to ride with them. I liked it, not knowing how dangerous they can be. A few years later, one of the elephants I used to ride killed a keeper, so the zoo went to "protested contact" only. That's where the keepers only touch the animals while protected by a massive fence with holes in the appropriate locations.
Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 28, 2017 06:30 PM (bwBxJ)


--George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"

http://orwell.ru/library/articles/elephant/english/e_eleph

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 06:35 PM (GsAUU)

398 >>Posted by: Spun and Murky

Did you see the severe t storm warning?

Only for the south west part of the parish.

What's that, just the Wildlife Refuge??

Stay safe...

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:35 PM (wwL6Q)

399 Weasel= Look for an email from murphywong.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 06:36 PM (ucEiX)

400 --A couple of weekends ago Mark Steyn noted the lack of children by Merkel, May, Macron, and whoever the PM of Italy is. Also, the president of Luxembourg, who is a rump wrangler like Keynes was.
Posted by: logprof

They are in a death spiral and can't admit it to themselves. I caught a brief snippet from CNN (Cartoon Network News) and there was some talking head going on about how Trump's trip went better in the "authoritarian" ME (KSA), and then got bumpy when he visited "democratic" Europe.

They will reach for anything these days.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 06:36 PM (S6Pax)

401 My grandmother made Anise cookies, crisp dome and chewy soft on the inside. Wonderful.

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 06:36 PM (TD9KB)

402 In 'Band of Brothers', Walter Gordon recounts Jan Ritsema, the Mayor of Eindoven, Holland refusing to meet Norman Schwartzkopf because, 'He has blood on his hands'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:30 PM (ZO497)


"Pardon me, Mr. Ritsema, what part of Europe did you say you were from? The part whose ass we saved, or the part whose ass we kicked?"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 06:37 PM (WcAaY)

403 They are in a death spiral and can't admit it to themselves. I caught a
brief snippet from CNN (Cartoon Network News) and there was some
talking head going on about how Trump's trip went better in the
"authoritarian" ME (KSA), and then got bumpy when he visited
"democratic" Europe.



They will reach for anything these days.
--

We hire the best Creative Writing Majors we can find! Fiction is hard!

Posted by: CNN at May 28, 2017 06:38 PM (aT+Bx)

404 North Korea is firing more missiles
I'd start with a full sea blockade
Posted by: Nevergiveup


As I've said, over and over, there's an extremely fine line between homicidal and suicidal tendencies. Phat Boi is in need of serious therapy -- or de-atomizing.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:38 PM (HTdUD)

405 "Pardon me, Mr. Ritsema, what part of Europe did you say you were from? The part whose ass we saved, or the part whose ass we kicked?"
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader

My new catch-all for The Dutch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ882QYzr-M

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 06:39 PM (S6Pax)

406 And I just got a severe weather alert for the part of Texas where our rental house it.

Because if you're worried about one roof in a storm, why not worry about both??

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:39 PM (wwL6Q)

407
As I've said, over and over, there's an extremely fine line between homicidal and suicidal tendencies. Phat Boi is in need of serious therapy -- or de-atomizing.
--

I think UbergruppenPresident Trump should call Our Friends in China and let them take care of it.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 06:40 PM (aT+Bx)

408 North Korea is firing more missiles

I'd start with a full sea blockade

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 06:34 PM (SjImc)



Unless you're willing to bring the full might and majesty of the United States Armed Forces down upon them and rain holy hell on the Norks,

they'll keep up the nonsense. Cuz they know no one will risk them blowing up Seoul and launching missiles on Japan.

The problem is....that as soon as the Norks build a missile system that can hit the continental US,

our problems multiply tenfold.


Crappy alternatives all the way around.

China is the only one who could decapitate the leadership without setting off a war,

but why would they neuter their attack dog?

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 06:41 PM (9q7Dl)

409 How productive is Kim's missile factory? Seems as if he would run out of them soon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l)

410 China is the only one who could decapitate the leadership without setting off a war,


but why would they neuter their attack dog?
--

China went from "Our friends the Norks" to "Yes Master Trump" pretty quickly. Not sure what Master Trump said to them, but perhaps he needs to have another chat with China sooon.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 06:42 PM (aT+Bx)

411 I'm just gonna say this. All you wannabe pit masters? Just hang it up. I have now perfected the Q. Would've been better if any but her around here had ever heard of a friggin brisket. Still, a lifetime of pursuing Q perfection has come to a successful conclusion.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 06:44 PM (kTF2Z)

412 To bad if the fat shrimp in North Korea woke up dead one day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 06:45 PM (SjImc)

413 Fresh Market makes these really crispy cookies in different flavors, like chocolate chip or toffee. They have them in their bakery department. Not a huge cookie fan but these are excellent.

Posted by: Lauraleg at May 28, 2017 06:45 PM (9vYU5)

414 NASCAR is like golf to me. The final Sunday golf round is exciting to watch. The first three rounds are meant just for golf nuts. The final 20 laps in NASCAR is exciting. The previous 580 are for beer drinking .

I may be in the minority.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:45 PM (IDPbH)

415
China is playing the 'China Card' against us to keep buying their stuff from them. Only bringing TPP to the floor of the Senate for a slow motion vote will make China do something serious about the North Koreans.

They're playing Trump like a Stradivarius. While he thinks he's playing them.

Opinions may vary.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (HTdUD)

416 But her=butcher. Fuck you autocucumber.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (kTF2Z)

417 How productive is Kim's missile factory? Seems as if he would run out of them soon.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Two is cheaper than one.

A dozen is as cheap as two.

I think you see the idea.

That said, we still need to understand that NoKo is nothing more than a jumped-up mafia outfit.

Either kill the heads or ignore it. These are the only two choices.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (udajc)

418 The first 10 pages of the cookbook will be accidentally bold.

And only say "First!"

The Italian recipes will be italicized.

Everything will be in Times Roman.

Posted by: Mama AJ


Ok - that was really funny. This crappy pixy/minx sh*t.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (vRcUp)

419 And yes I know they have stages.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (IDPbH)

420 Orwell was a helluva writer. Thanks logprof.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 28, 2017 06:47 PM (bwBxJ)

421 353 Uh..... 15 stripes? for the uh... original 15 Colonies???

Did Obama make this flag???

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 06:18 PM (NgKpN)


From USFlag.org:

The Star Spangled Banner: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on May 1st,1795. Two stars were added for the admission of Vermont (the 14th State on March 4th, 1791) and Kentucky (the 15th State on June 1st, 1792, and was to last for 23 years. The five Presidents who served under this flag were; George Washington (1789-1797), John Adams (1797-1801), Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), James Madison (1809-1817), and James Monroe (1817-1825).

The 15-star, 15-stripe flag was authorized by the Flag Act of January 13, 1794, adding 2 stripes and 2 Stars. The regulation went into effect on May 1, 1795. This flag was the only U.S. Flag to have more than 13 stripes. It was immortalized by Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry, Sept 13, 1814. The image above is representative of the actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry on that day and which is now preserved in the Smithsonian Museum. You can notice the "tilt" in some of the stars just as in the original Star Spangled Banner.


Yeah - I knew about this but had to cite a source for credibility.

Be careful - because there's a 50/50 chance that what you know to be fact isn't.

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 28, 2017 06:48 PM (TJx8f)

422 411>> Well come on now; out with it. What was it? Pork, beef, chicken.... and what cut?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 06:49 PM (Xr2/U)

423 415
China is playing the 'China Card' against us to keep buying their stuff from them. Only bringing TPP to the floor of the Senate for a slow motion vote will make China do something serious about the North Koreans.

They're playing Trump like a Stradivarius. While he thinks he's playing them.

Opinions may vary.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:46 PM (HTdUD)

+++

Is it just me - I've been noticing more and more products being sold that say "Made in U.S.A." - The latest thing I bought was a fan. Course I had to put the entire thing together once I opened the box! Surprised I didn't have to do the wiring, too.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 06:49 PM (+tKYk)

424 Because if you're worried about one roof in a storm, why not worry about both??
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We've had high winds a couple of times in the last few weeks. Ripped the flag on the flag pole, and tore shingles from the peak of the roof.

Always exciting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:51 PM (ZO497)

425 China went from "Our friends the Norks" to "Yes Master Trump" pretty quickly. Not sure what Master Trump said to them, but perhaps he needs to have another chat with China sooon.

Posted by: shibumi


When you can snatch the yuuuge pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

Posted by: Master Trump at May 28, 2017 06:52 PM (vRcUp)

426 Ruthless Peoples coming on now

Posted by: gNewt at May 28, 2017 06:52 PM (TD9KB)

427 Posted by: Ed Anger at May 28, 2017 06:48 PM (TJx8f

Since there are more than 15 stars why is his snark wrong?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:52 PM (IDPbH)

428 store bought cookie: Mrs. Tate's.
Specialty cookie: chocolate chip cookies from Insomnia cookies.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 06:53 PM (11H2y)

429 OT: Davidson College students (and at least one professor) are dumber than rocks:

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32762/

A conservative student group fronted a petition to "redistribute" GPA points as a bone-shatteringly obvious comparison to redistribution of wealth. It looks like most of the students didn't get the comparison (including at least one professor).

Most argued against the petition (and unknowingly against redistribution of wealth), but some signed it.

First of all, this is the Econ 1 version of holding your thumb between two fingers and claiming to have stolen someone's nose. If you "fall for" that, you are a mental toddler.

Secondly, if this threatens you, you will certainly not make it in the real world for more than five minutes.

Thirdly, primitive tribespeople we refer to as "college students" have resorted to ritual magic such as saying "unsafe" or "oppressive" whenever they're asked to justify their power and control fantasies.

These institutions are *really* not serving a useful purpose in a large number of cases, and their financial standing needs to be tied to that performance in some fashion, because removing incentive from the equation has clearly crippled these people.

I'm way more sympathetic to a "social safety net" than most conservatives, but you have to A) pay for it and B) exercise at least minimal competency in managing it. Neither is happening now.

And yes, the babysitting going on here is part of the social safety net, not education.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 06:53 PM (wB8Tg)

430 How productive is Kim's missile factory? Seems as if he would run out of them soon.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Well, when 95% of your GNP (even the Nork's GNP) is committed to armaments, and you've been doing it for decades, it's easy to make a lot of stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:55 PM (ZO497)

431 >>> First of all, this is the Econ 1 version of holding your thumb between two fingers and claiming to have stolen someone's nose. If you "fall for" that, you are a mental toddler.

Bears repeating.

Posted by: fluffy at May 28, 2017 06:56 PM (jw2Xw)

432 Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
-------

The 'Davidson Bubble' is well known.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 06:57 PM (ZO497)

433 Girrrls Power. Danica Patrick in the lead .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:00 PM (IDPbH)

434 How about "The Deplorable Gourmet"?
---
this... i'd buy that.

where do i send my recipes?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 07:02 PM (zSLwO)

435 Girrrls Power. Danica Patrick in the lead .
---
until she takes out the pack in a crash, anyway...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 07:02 PM (zSLwO)

436 The Nork's fire another missile and a THIRD carrier group is headed their way.

Hmm...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:03 PM (RuyTK)

437 435 Girrrls Power. Danica Patrick in the lead .
---
until she takes out the pack in a crash, anyway...
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 07:02 PM (zSLwO)

Lucky she doesn't have to parallel park in the pit.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:03 PM (IDPbH)

438 The Nork's fire another missile and a THIRD carrier group is headed their way.

Hmm...
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:03 PM (RuyTK)

Generals, Scientists, and fat men should start waking up dead in North Korea

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2017 07:04 PM (SjImc)

439 >>> until she takes out the pack in a crash, anyway...

Is parallel parking now a NASCAR event?

Posted by: fluffy at May 28, 2017 07:04 PM (jw2Xw)

440 436 The Nork's fire another missile and a THIRD carrier group is headed their way.

Hmm...
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:03 PM (RuyTK)

++++
What do you think is going to happen?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 07:04 PM (+tKYk)

441 "Generals, Scientists, and fat men should start waking up dead in North Korea"

The Scientists are settled.

Posted by: Bill Nye the Commie guy at May 28, 2017 07:06 PM (N4gtY)

442 I'd have nothing against Danica Patrick. I'm sure women can race cars as well as men. But she is Yet Another humungous, obnoxious liberal imbecile.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:07 PM (vRcUp)

443 I don't think South Korea is all in on taking action right now and I would think that we would need their buy in . Just posturing right now until China gets off their butt.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:07 PM (IDPbH)

444 "What do you think is going to happen?"

I don't claim to know, but three carriers have awesome capabilities.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:08 PM (RuyTK)

445 > what's your go-to store-bought cookie?

The oreo-style cookie but lemon flavor.

Posted by: ArthurK at May 28, 2017 07:09 PM (26u4P)

446 445 > what's your go-to store-bought cookie?

The oreo-style cookie but lemon flavor.
Posted by: ArthurK at May 28, 2017 07:09 PM (26u4P)

Those are really good.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 07:09 PM (0mRoj)

447
If you want a diplomatic solution to North Korea, the only answer is bringing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to the floor of the Senate for debate. TPP would cut China trade off at the knees, and transfer that trade to another group of equally as bad actors.

But it *would* paint a bright red line in the sand for China to decide who they want to deal and trade with.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 07:10 PM (HTdUD)

448 444 "What do you think is going to happen?"

I don't claim to know, but three carriers have awesome capabilities.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:08 PM (RuyTK)

+++

No doubt. I am wondering how far we will go. NK shoots off another missile and we bring in a fourth carrier? I believe we're pretty strung out as it is.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 07:11 PM (+tKYk)

449 Cookies are a GAINZZZ worst enemies, brahs!

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 07:11 PM (ANIFC)

450

Stay safe...

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 06:35 PM (wwL6Q)


Thanks!, M' AJ.

It's awful dark for 6:20! You stay safe as well!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 07:12 PM (4DCSq)

451 422 411>> Well come on now; out with it. What was it? Pork, beef, chicken.... and what cut?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 06:49 PM (Xr2/U)

---------

Ribs, both beef and pork. Both have their nuances, but beef are tricky. Nothing like roast beef on a stick!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 07:12 PM (kTF2Z)

452 Local burger place has Wagyu beef from a Texas ranch.

Might just be good...

Oh, free range Waygu, cuz I know y'all were wondering.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:12 PM (wwL6Q)

453 Kyle Bush in lead . First and second held by Toyota cars. NASCAR founders rolling in their graves.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:13 PM (IDPbH)

454 I don't claim to know, but three carriers have awesome capabilities.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:08 PM


But don't forget, there are only two types of ships.

Subs, and targets.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 07:14 PM (DMUuz)

455 "die zeiten, in denen wir uns auf andere völlig verlassen konnten, sind ein Stück vorbei"

Posted by: Angela at May 28, 2017 07:14 PM (TD9KB)

456 My favorite store bought cookie growing up was the store brand chocolate chip cookie (called Chip Chip Cookies for some reason). They weren't much on their own, but dunk them in milk for a couple seconds, and they were heaven.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 28, 2017 07:15 PM (BXC+l)

457 "Subs, and targets."

Oh shit MossbergRemingtonCrossbowsLongbows.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:15 PM (RuyTK)

458 what's your go-to store-bought cookie?



The oreo-style cookie but lemon flavor.



Posted by: ArthurK at May 28, 2017 07:09 PM (26u4P)

It's amazing that Oreos has something like 57 varieties nowadays--including Mega-Stuffed sandwiches. I went to the supermarket and I couldn't make up my mind....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 28, 2017 07:15 PM (89VjS)

459 It is dark out there and very loud.

But the storm is thinning out up here...

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:16 PM (wwL6Q)

460 Cookies are a GAINZZZ worst enemies, brahs!

Posted by: josephistan


Which is why we need a low carb section in the cookbook.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:16 PM (vRcUp)

461 Reminds me of what they called the LSTs.

Large Stationary Target

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:16 PM (IDPbH)

462 Mr Muse and or Mr. Dildo -
Can someone from management please email at mh22304 (gmail) for a couple of questions?
Thanks.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 07:18 PM (Sfs6o)

463 Haven't read all the comments but an Ace of Spades Cook Book might be a good fundraiser for Ace. I'm sure a lot of morons would buy one.

Posted by: Javems at May 28, 2017 07:19 PM (yOqwj)

464 Posted by: Javems at May 28, 2017 07:19 PM (yOqwj)
------------
Thanks. We have you down for six.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 07:20 PM (Sfs6o)

465 Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 07:12 PM (kTF2Z)

Indeed! Well done sir. Better than the monkey on a stick out on Magsaysay Blvd?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 07:20 PM (Xr2/U)

466 I did not buy the Waffle and Syrup Oreos they had at Kroger.

I usually buy all the weird ones for my family (I don't eat them), but I could not even.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:21 PM (wwL6Q)

467 454 Duncanthrax

Begun the 1110 / 1120 wars have.
Maybe there need to be more of a team outlook.

I would have no problem with every submerged NOK submarine failing to surface. There are ways to make it deniable, with a little preparation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 28, 2017 07:22 PM (u82oZ)

468 Sugar is THE gateway drug. It's worse than everything but shake and bake meth. It's first step towards a ruined life and destroying the lives of others.

War on Sugar!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 28, 2017 07:22 PM (2qHjF)

469 Oh, so it's "Mr" Dildo now.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 07:24 PM (BO/km)

470 Oh shit MossbergRemingtonCrossbowsLongbows.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:15 PM


Heck, for that, we'll send one of our Special Reserve Mk. 16's.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 07:24 PM (DMUuz)

471 I won't rest until all the refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup industries are burned, scattered, and salted.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 28, 2017 07:25 PM (2qHjF)

472
I did not buy the Waffle and Syrup Oreos they had at Kroger.

I usually buy all the weird ones for my family (I don't eat them), but I could not even.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:21 PM


How about the Swedish Fish?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 07:25 PM (IqV8l)

473 Whoa, that's the first time my phone has done the Emergency Alert scary noise.

Flash flood warning.

Which is why my husband will take the SUV to pick up the girl from church later.

All the youths' phones probably did that all at once...

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:25 PM (wwL6Q)

474 469 Oh, so it's "Mr" Dildo now.
Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 07:24 PM (BO/km)

Well Mrs Dildo would just be weird.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 07:26 PM (ANIFC)

475 Oh, yeah, they loved the Fish Oreos.



BRB, puking at how that sounded.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:27 PM (wwL6Q)

476 Kyle Bush in lead . First and second held by Toyota cars. NASCAR founders rolling in their graves.
Posted by: Jack Sock



.....from the people that brought you "Pearl Harbor"....

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 28, 2017 07:28 PM (S6Pax)

477 475 Oh, yeah, they loved the Fish Oreos.



BRB, puking at how that sounded.
Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:27 PM (wwL6Q)

Two words: Lutefisk. Oreos.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 28, 2017 07:28 PM (0mRoj)

478 Remington makes the best Longbows.

Posted by: timberdoodle at May 28, 2017 07:31 PM (RwVO7)

479 CBD- could you email me at the murphywong at people p c. com address. I tried your Aos address and got an illegal address notice. Not unusual for me since I'm still on dial up.

Seems like Weasel and I are gonna kick this cookbook off the ground.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 07:31 PM (ucEiX)

480 Oh, so it's "Mr" Dildo now.
Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 07:24 PM (BO/km)

Well Mrs Dildo would just be weird.

Posted by: josephistan


Sorry to be pedantic, but you have that reversed.

A male would have no need of a dildo, but a female would.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:31 PM (vRcUp)

481 Speaking of war on sugar, I'm really tired of the BS commercials for diabetes meds. It's like there are dozens of them and they are stupid. The l'il short dude mowing his yard is a dork.
Ugh.

Too much tv.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 07:32 PM (0tfLf)

482
414 NASCAR is like golf to me. The final Sunday golf round is exciting to watch. The first three rounds are meant just for golf nuts. The final 20 laps in NASCAR is exciting. The previous 580 are for beer drinking .

Well, it's 400 laps (around a 1.5 mile track), but yeah.

And the weather here just turned fricken' pretty darned severe!!!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 07:32 PM (4DCSq)

483 480 Oh, so it's "Mr" Dildo now.
Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 07:24 PM (BO/km)

Well Mrs Dildo would just be weird.

Posted by: josephistan

Sorry to be pedantic, but you have that reversed.

A male would have no need of a dildo, but a female would.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:31 PM (vRcUp)

Right, so a dildo wouldn't be named "Mrs Dildo."

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 07:33 PM (ANIFC)

484 Mrs. Dildos ? What kind of cookies do they sell?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 28, 2017 07:34 PM (89VjS)

485 I've pretty much eliminated sugary deserts from my diet but there was trifle at a church pot luck today. I cannot say no to trifle.
This is probably not true trifle because no booze, but I love it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 07:34 PM (nBr1j)

486 484 Mrs. Dildos ? What kind of cookies do they sell?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 28, 2017 07:34 PM (89VjS)

Don't know, but I hear great things about their spotted dick

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 07:36 PM (ANIFC)

487 I think I glared at the weather map so much that the storm fell apart here and is hanging out with you!

Sorry.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:36 PM (wwL6Q)

488 My Ramen Vienna Sausage casserole is a shoo-in for the cookbook.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:36 PM (RuyTK)

489 A male would have no need of a dildo, but a female would.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:31 PM (vRcUp)

Pfffft.

Posted by: Barky McFuckstick at May 28, 2017 07:38 PM (Xr2/U)

490 I just learned that it's illegal for you CA morons to keep your firearm loaded in your own house?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:39 PM (IDPbH)

491 And it's not pronounced vee-EN-a. It's pronounced vie-EEN-a.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 07:39 PM (RuyTK)

492 >>What kind of cookies do they sell?

Oh, yes, the recipes in the cookbook should be named after people here.

Dildo burritos. Ewok tuna egg noodle casserole (looks like Ewok fur with chunks of hobo stuck in it).

Eww. I'm grossing myself out again. Y'all are a bad influence or something.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:40 PM (wwL6Q)

493 Had a family member who went off sugar for 3 month. I spoke to them Friday and they were completely spun talking about a dozen different subjects in 4minutes. I called to ask them about my nephews and nieces. They did not even care about their own children.

I asked if they were on drugs. I was told that somebody had dropped off some bread pudding for them and they and been in it. They were tweaking out and had no idea.

Fucking addicts.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 28, 2017 07:40 PM (2qHjF)

494 Right, so a dildo wouldn't be named "Mrs Dildo."

Posted by: josephistan


Well I think we need to ask the individual dildo what gender it identifies with.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 07:40 PM (vRcUp)

495 "I just learned that it's illegal for you CA morons to keep your firearm loaded in your own house?"

Link?

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 07:40 PM (w7KSn)

496 Son had his girlfriend over for the Q. She brought peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream. I told him to marry her.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 28, 2017 07:43 PM (kTF2Z)

497 I made chocolate chunk cookies today. Gotta negate those three pounds lost on keto this week, right?

If I'm buying cookies, it's going to be Archway Dutch Chocolate. Or gingersnaps, pretty much any variety of those hard little hockey pucks.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 07:44 PM (e8PP1)

498 Sorry I'm late. What did I miss? And is that ketchup on those hot dogs in the flag picture? If so, I approve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:45 PM (sBOL1)

499 "I just learned that it's illegal for you CA morons to keep your firearm loaded in your own house?"

Link?

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 07:40 PM (w7KSn)




heh

Posted by: MS13 -- t t t t t t t at May 28, 2017 07:46 PM (TD9KB)

500 498 Sorry I'm late. What did I miss? And is that ketchup on those hot dogs in the flag picture? If so, I approve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:45 PM (sBOL1)
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What did you miss? Oh, nothing really!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 07:47 PM (Sfs6o)

501 Wawa hot dogs are pretty good.

I concur.
Posted by: JT at May




yeah, no downside to gas station cuisine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 07:47 PM (cPsPa)

502 Sorry I'm late. What did I miss? And is that ketchup on those hot dogs in the flag picture? If so, I approve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:45 PM (sBOL1)



You were unanimously nominated to write the Moron Cookbook.

Have you finished it yet?

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 07:48 PM (9q7Dl)

503 Not a thing.

No one volunteered you for anything.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:48 PM (wwL6Q)

504 Sorry I'm late. What did I miss? And is that ketchup on those hot dogs in the flag picture? If so, I approve.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:45 PM


you have an assignment...

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 28, 2017 07:48 PM (KCxzN)

505 Oh dear. It looks like I need to read through the comments, I guess? All righty. Be back soon. I think.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:48 PM (sBOL1)

506 >> Be back soon. I think.


And she was never seen again...

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 07:49 PM (wwL6Q)

507 'A male would have no need of a dildo'

Aye, not when you've got a didgeridoo.

Posted by: That guy in Australia at May 28, 2017 07:49 PM (BO/km)

508 So in Mississippi we have the biggest mass murder so far this year. 8 dead.

http://tinyurl.com/y7zejgh4

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 07:50 PM (GsAUU)

509 Big deal,
*everything* is illegal in CA.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 07:50 PM (w7KSn)

510 Yeah, it's a mature food thread: NASCAR, buebell,

in the last 20 comments you missed NASCAR, Cookies, Guns and Dildos.

And then I saw this!??

CNN: "President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success."

He must have hit a Grand Slam out there.

Posted by: Meremortal, at May 28, 2017 07:51 PM (3myMJ)

511 Oh dear. It looks like I need to read through the comments, I guess? All righty. Be back soon. I think.

Posted by: bluebell


From each according to her ability. To each according to her needs.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 07:51 PM (vRcUp)

512 I bought blu-blocker sunglasses that were the best I have ever had (and cheap, too). I bought the induction plate which I use all the time. It is AWESOME! And I bought one or two other things. I have nothing but good things to say about any of them. BUT, like I said, never buy from the TV ad, itself. That's just an invitation to the worst sort of human and commercial interactions one has ever experienced.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 05:09 PM (zc3Db)

Mesa Market in Mesa, AZ, which is a ginormous indoor flea market that runs every weekend, has an "as seen on TV store", and I have seen such stores in other such venues.

One cool thing I got there, but not at the "as seen on TV" store was a pair of bifocal sunglasses...non-prescription sunglasses with clear reading lenses cut into the lower portion of the lenses. They actually work pretty well. Ten bucks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 07:51 PM (XUcIQ)

513 505 Oh dear. It looks like I need to read through the comments, I guess? All righty. Be back soon. I think.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:48 PM (sBOL1)

--Just CTRL+F your name.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 07:51 PM (GsAUU)

514 Somebody else will bring the Bluebell Homemade Vanilla.
Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2017 04:32 PM (zLDYs)
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All right. I've gotten this far and no one has brought me my ice cream yet. I'll keep reading.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:53 PM (sBOL1)

515 12 O'clock High is on TCM

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 07:54 PM (Ot7+c)

516 514 Somebody else will bring the Bluebell Homemade Vanilla.
Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2017 04:32 PM (zLDYs)
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All right. I've gotten this far and no one has brought me my ice cream yet. I'll keep reading.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:53 PM (sBOL1)
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That was it. Hahaha. You can stop reading.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 07:54 PM (Sfs6o)

517 Comrade bluebell, we are counting on you. It would be a shame if you let us down and had to be sent to the fun camp, in order to educate you.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 07:55 PM (vRcUp)

518 Chocolate Pinwheels. Yum. Can't make them at home.

Posted by: Steve In Tulsa at May 28, 2017 07:55 PM (rOlQq)

519 no downside to gas station cuisine.

Posted by: yankeefifth

Eat Here, Get Gas!

Posted by: timberdoodle at May 28, 2017 07:55 PM (RwVO7)

520 Holy Crap! My email was hijacked today by the rooskies! Anything going on?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 07:56 PM (Sfs6o)

521 501 Wawa hot dogs are pretty good.

I concur.
Posted by: JT at May




yeah, no downside to gas station cuisine.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 07:47 PM (cPsPa)

Don't eat the Nacho cheese. It's a killer.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:57 PM (IDPbH)

522 520 net

Posted by: Peter Petrovich Konovnitsyn at May 28, 2017 07:57 PM (Ot7+c)

523 Y'all should read this list of demands by the minority students of Evergreen College. And they are dead serious.

http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1496009645775.png

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 28, 2017 07:57 PM (2qHjF)

524 12 O'clock High is on TCM
Posted by: Skip


An inferior version of 3 O'clock High.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 07:58 PM (udajc)

525 427 ...

Since there are more than 15 stars why is his snark wrong?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 06:52 PM (IDPbH)


Read the post:

353 Uh..... 15 stripes? for the uh... original 15 Colonies???

Did Obama make this flag???

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 06:18 PM (NgKpN)


There it is:

15 stripes? for the uh... original 15 Colonies???

Nothing about stars.

BTW - I've been here over a decade.

I just don't post much anymore. Ace almost banned me for my very early pro-Trump snark.

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 28, 2017 07:58 PM (TJx8f)

526 Red velvet should not be associated with anything with bones.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 05:33 PM (GsAUU)

Haz sad.

Posted by: Coffin Quilters Local 101 at May 28, 2017 07:59 PM (XUcIQ)

527 Well if your going to stop at Wawa get a hoagie

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 07:59 PM (Ot7+c)

528 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (Sfs6o)
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And now I am this far. WEASEL!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:59 PM (sBOL1)

529 "no downside to gas station cuisine."

This!

Posted by: Pump and Munch at May 28, 2017 08:00 PM (N4gtY)

530 I just learned that it's illegal for you CA morons to keep your firearm loaded in your own house?
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news to me...

not that i'd pay attention if they did pass such a law.

now, if you leave your firearms unsecured and someone breaks in and gets them, your ass is in a crack, especially if they are a kid.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:01 PM (zSLwO)

531
528 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (Sfs6o)
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And now I am this far. WEASEL!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 07:59 PM (sBOL1)
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Uh oh! She found out!
Guys?

Hello? Guys?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:02 PM (Sfs6o)

532 Let's form a cookbook committee. I nominate bluebell to be in charge and do all the work.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 05:31 PM (Sfs6o)
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And now I am this far. WEASEL!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell


You need to do your fair share, comrade.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 08:02 PM (vRcUp)

533 Motion seconded. We can be on the Congratulatory committee and tell bluebell she did a great job when she is done with the cookbook.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 28, 2017 05:35 PM (Rsi2C)
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L,ELLE!!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:02 PM (sBOL1)

534 ROFL.


I mean, I tried to stop them, bb.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 08:04 PM (wwL6Q)

535 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:01 PM (zSLwO)

So then it would be illegal to keep your loaded handgun in your nightstand. That's what I'm referring to.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:04 PM (IDPbH)

536 Go get 'em, Bluebell!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 28, 2017 08:05 PM (u82oZ)

537 Has bluebell finished that cookbook yet????
Posted by: lindameh now flinging poo at May 28, 2017 05:51 PM (kufk0)
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LINDA!!!!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:05 PM (sBOL1)

538 Oh I can read it now.......

Chile - without carrots
Start with a onion..........
Chile - with carrots
Start with 2 carrots

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 08:06 PM (Ot7+c)

539 LOL

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 08:07 PM (tfQTV)

540 CA penal code 25105.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:07 PM (IDPbH)

541 I just learned that it's illegal for you CA morons to keep your firearm loaded in your own house?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 07:39 PM (IDPbH) fnord (IDPbH)


Short answer: no.

Sounds like Gun Counter FUD to me! Then again, people will believe any internet rumor these days.

Some cities, for example, have special liability statutes related to storage, if someone else, like a child, gets hold of your loaded gun. Arguably precedent can put you in that position anywhere if your weapon is stored "carelessly."

But I'm unaware of any such blanket law. And I've looked.

Mind you, the laws here are bad. Not as bad as Hawaii or Massachusetts, yet, but bad.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:09 PM (wB8Tg)

542 bluebell- No joke here. AoS is gonna have a cookbook.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 08:09 PM (ucEiX)

543 >>CA penal code 25105

For putting carrots in chili, right?

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 08:10 PM (wwL6Q)

544 Weasel, do you know what cimchee is?
Well, you're neck deep in it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:11 PM (lY6OQ)

545 Stephen Price Blair's eggplant recipe is definitely included.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 08:12 PM (ucEiX)

546 540 CA penal code 25105.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:07 PM (IDPbH) fnord (IDPbH)


Or 25100, since 25105 is just a list of exceptions.

All of which refer to a case where a child gets hold of a loaded weapon on your property *and* injures or kills someone with it.

It's basically a negligence charge, the same kind of thing applies almost anywhere, it just has a separate title in CA.

It is still not illegal to have a loaded firearm at home.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:13 PM (wB8Tg)

547 Oh my gosh you people.

I feel like I went to the PTA meeting, went to the bathroom, and came out to find I've been elected President.

When do we start?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:14 PM (sBOL1)

548 I'm guessing Bluebell has an old family recipe.
Weasel fricasee.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:14 PM (lY6OQ)

549 I would like to be editor of your cookbook. Even though I am Ivy League educated, I found the subject of healthy eating very hard to understand, so I imagine most people lacking my education are even less able to determine how to eat in a healthy fashion. But, if I may be so bold, I have mastered the subject, and would like to assume editorial control. Thank you.

Posted by: Moochelle at May 28, 2017 08:15 PM (vRcUp)

550 Kimchi? Probably goes in the Entree chapter.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:15 PM (Sfs6o)

551 I feel like I went to the PTA meeting, went to the bathroom, and came out to find I've been elected President.

When do we start?

Posted by: bluebell


First, remove the botulism from your ice cream...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 08:16 PM (udajc)

552 216 My mother (mid 90s) has about 300 porcelain teapots.

My mother has at least that many cream cheese containers. And peanut butter jars.

Sigh.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 08:16 PM (e8PP1)

553 bluebell- We are started.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ucEiX)

554 "Chez Dildo" wouldn't be a place I would choose to have a meal (I know your real name and that's a different matter. :^) However, Chez Dildo sounds like a place where they would only serve wieners and sausage and make sillyl jokes in the process of serving and consuming them. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (qES5k)

555 I made a great chicken & sausage soup last Sunday.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ANIFC)

556 Cheez Dildo?

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ANIFC)

557 When do we start?

Posted by: bluebell at May




I think the question that everyone has is when are you going to be finished with the cookbook?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (cPsPa)

558 553 bluebell- We are started.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ucEiX)

*****

I hope that is sour dough yeast!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (lY6OQ)

559 I'm guessing Bluebell has an old family recipe.
Weasel fricasee.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:14 PM (lY6OQ)
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Oh, I think you can count on my fricassee encompassing a lot more than just Weasel. He was the instigator, no doubt, but he had aiders and abettors.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (sBOL1)

560 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:13 PM (wB8Tg)

My understanding it is not just a civil negligence charge. It's criminal storage of a firearm third degree.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (IDPbH)

561 I think the question that everyone has is when are you going to be finished with the cookbook?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (cPsPa)
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#TwoWeeks

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:19 PM (sBOL1)

562 My occasional cookie purchase used to be Keebler Pecan Sandies, but f*ck Kellogg so no mas.

I've made the Quaker Oats chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (with a few minor mods) many times and they are always a hit at Xmas.

I would never order anything at a restaurant without knowing the price up front. In fact, that's a good rule of life -- get a price (or at minimum, an estimate) first.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 28, 2017 08:20 PM (wTwJ2)

563 #TwoWeeks

Posted by: bluebell at May




great, plenty of time for delivery before July 4

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 08:20 PM (cPsPa)

564 When do we start?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:14 PM (sBOL1)
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Well that was close!!! I'm sure that with your inspired leadership it'll turn out just fine!

I want to check that it's OK with The Management and I'll send out an email to kick things off.
xxxooo,
Weasel

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:20 PM (Sfs6o)

565 I want to check that it's OK with The Management and I'll send out an email to kick things off.
xxxooo,
Weasel
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:20 PM (Sfs6o)
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But first you will . . .


admit that Stayman apples are the best.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:21 PM (sBOL1)

566
Oh, I think you can count on my fricassee encompassing a lot more than just Weasel. He was the instigator, no doubt, but he had aiders and abettors.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (sBOL1)
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Yeah you guys! You're all in big trouble!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:21 PM (Sfs6o)

567 However, Chez Dildo sounds like a place where they would only serve wieners and sausage and make silly jokes in the process of serving and consuming them. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Never met anyone named Sausage. But yeah, they serve me well.

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at May 28, 2017 08:22 PM (vRcUp)

568









Stayman apples are the best





Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:22 PM (Sfs6o)

569 Weasel, nice knowing you.

We will think of you with fondness when we rate Memorial Day threads.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 28, 2017 08:23 PM (u82oZ)

570 But first you will . . .

admit that Stayman apples are the best.

*****

Oh oh.
Discord in the kitchen.

Gravensteins.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:24 PM (lY6OQ)

571 Just got back from decorating graves with my Dad and Uncle. Long day, but did not get rained on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 08:24 PM (ycWCI)

572 I knew you'd come around, Weasel.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:24 PM (sBOL1)

573 Kimchi? Probably goes in the Entree chapter.

Posted by: Weasel


That shit is nasty.

Posted by: Kimchi Jong-Un at May 28, 2017 08:24 PM (vRcUp)

574 Donner Weasel Party of 4
Donner Weasel Party of 3
Donner Weasel Party of 2
Donner Weasel Party of 1

That's all folks. da-ta-da-ta-da-ta.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 28, 2017 08:25 PM (u82oZ)

575 Posted by: Anthony Wiener at May 28, 2017 08:22 PM (vRcUp)

Well, Anthony, it's not a surprise that with a name like that you're a weirdo. You probably got teased unmercifully in school. I'm sure there are well balanced people with that name; You aren't one of them. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:25 PM (qES5k)

576 That shit is nasty.
Posted by: Kimchi Jong-Un at May




when is the last time you had any?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 08:25 PM (cPsPa)

577 Damn. That was a quick rollover.
Folded like a roll of pizza dough.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:25 PM (lY6OQ)

578 Do not Stayman. Becomewoman instead!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 28, 2017 08:26 PM (vRcUp)

579
572 I knew you'd come around, Weasel.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:24 PM (sBOL1)
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I crumbled under the iron boot of the bluebell regime!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 08:26 PM (Sfs6o)

580 Damn. That was a quick rollover.
Folded like a roll of pizza dough.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:25 PM (lY6OQ)
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Like an apple turnover. Made with Stayman apples.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:26 PM (sBOL1)

581 Oh, I think you can count on my fricassee
encompassing a lot more than just Weasel. He was the instigator, no
doubt, but he had aiders and abettors.
Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM


So abettors is going to morph into abattoirs?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 28, 2017 08:27 PM (DMUuz)

582 And Duncanthrax, don't think I didn't see your contributions up there.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:28 PM (sBOL1)

583 Oh, oh...since it's cookies. One of our favorite "quick" cookies was graham crackers with homemade buttercream icing. I don't remember why, but my brother called them "West Virginia cookies." That's what we call it to this day. It's pretty tasty.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 08:28 PM (e8PP1)

584 Stayman and pistol

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 08:28 PM (IqV8l)

585 My understanding it is not just a civil negligence charge. It's criminal storage of a firearm third degree.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:18 PM (IDPbH) fnord (IDPbH)


Whatever the title, having a loaded firearm in your house is not illegal. The statute cannot (legally) be applied in a case of simply storing a firearm.

There is a whole list of conditions and exceptions. Lookin' right at it. The third degree includes "knows or should know a child will gain access to it *without permission*." The other two require injury or death.

Other states call that "child endangerment" and regularly punish it, the statutes simply have different titles. I looked up Alaska and Arizona because they were first on the list.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:29 PM (wB8Tg)

586 Frozen Bubba Burgers burned over a combo charcoal/grease/smoke/fire - yikes.

Posted by: DaveA at May 28, 2017 08:30 PM (FhXTo)

587 Ladylibertarian, is it just wheat that you can't have? It's hard to go wrong with a classic no-bake cookie, and no wheat.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 08:31 PM (e8PP1)

588 Frozen Bubba Burgers burned over a combo charcoal/grease/smoke/fire - yikes.
Posted by: DaveA


Two-zone grilling, amigo. Two-zone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 08:31 PM (udajc)

589 I like kimchee but i wouldn't want to consume big quantities of it. I like Korean food. When I was in seminary some of the students who lived on campus had quite a few Korean students living on their house. The ones who weren't Korean hated the smell of the fermenting kimchee

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:33 PM (qES5k)

590 "CA penal code 25105"

That's been the law for years, ever since idiots left firearms laying around and a child played with them and discharged them, and someone died, likely another child.

I have no problem with that law. Just my $.02 worth.

Every law is there for a reason, even if the reason is incredibly stupid.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 08:34 PM (w7KSn)

591 @546 It is still not illegal to have a loaded firearm at home.
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IIRC, in some states (possibly including California) this actually is illegal if someone who's been convicted of a felony charge (i.e. someone who would not be allowed gun themselves) is living in the home.

But again, this is a special circumstance, and not usually a problem for the public at large.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:34 PM (deapv)

592 Just got back from church. My congregation is made up of singles, so we have a get together with food after church once a month. My contribution this month was a chocolate covered raspberry cheese cake pie.

I'm making another one tonight for the Memorial Day BBQ that my friend is having tomorrow.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (deapv)

593 One of the great cookies from my youth was "Famous" chocolate wafers. My sister and I used to make a ice box cake with whipped creme between chocolate Famous cookies with more whipped creme to cover the cake. i know they still make the chocolate wafers. Maybe I should try to make the cake sometime. We used real whipped cream-not the kind from a can.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (qES5k)

594 Favorite store cookie growing up: Something called "lemon coolers," a half sphere dusted heavily with powdered sugar, and with sharp lemon to contrast with the sugar.

Favorite store cookie now: Ginger Man. Pepperidge farm. Or maybe those thin crisp Trader Joe's ones with almond and raisin.

Last time I actually ate a cookie: maybe a year ago. Sometimes HFLC is kind of a pain.

Posted by: Splunge at May 28, 2017 08:38 PM (iMxBJ)

595 My contribution this month was a chocolate covered raspberry cheese cake pie.

Sounds great. I really like cheesecake and raspberry as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:38 PM (qES5k)

596 My congregation is made up of singles, so we have a get together with food after church once a month.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (deapv)
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Junior, that sounds like a lot of fun. That's really nice.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:39 PM (sBOL1)

597 Hey FS. How was your meeting? Everything go OK for you?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 08:40 PM (Xr2/U)

598 555 I made a great chicken & sausage soup last Sunday.
Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ANIFC)

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

Share.

Reading about cookies here and I have zero interest, but that soup makes me curious.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2017 08:40 PM (OOXlj)

599 Regarding an AoS cookbook, who's going to test the recipes? Because you know any recipe with booze in the ingredients will never have booze in the final product. That's how this place rolls. Or bagels. Or pretzels.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 08:41 PM (JCMrJ)

600 Hey peeps,

Went full kamado this weekend. Opted for the Kamado Joe as I know jack and shit about wood pellets.

Smoked a pork butt , a dozen chicken thighs, some Italian sausage and ran out of meat.

Tomorrow is Mort's God Bless America Rib Spectacular.


Ya'll come!

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:41 PM (Uxokn)

601 An estimated 900,000 bikers are in DC this weekend for the 30th annual Operation Rolling Thunder.

When does the breathless, wall-to-wall, pussyhat-level media coverage begin?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2017 08:41 PM (RuyTK)

602 Please keep the sausage away from me.

Posted by: The Chicken at May 28, 2017 08:42 PM (GsAUU)

603 So then it would be illegal to keep your loaded handgun in your nightstand. That's what I'm referring to.
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nope. just don't leave the house unattended with it there. if we are home, there are loaded firearms in ready reach. in fact, given the way things are getting here, we're likely to start packing when out in the yard, front or back.

with all the burglaries in our upscale neighborhood, we lock everything up if we leave.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:42 PM (zSLwO)

604 Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (deapv)

This is not food related. but i am just really interested in alternative services/ Is a service with a lot of praise music or what does the service consist of if you don't mind the question/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:42 PM (qES5k)

605 509 *everything* is illegal in CA.
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 07:50 PM (w7KSn)


Not true. Some things are mandatory.

Posted by: Splunge at May 28, 2017 08:42 PM (iMxBJ)

606 Archway oatmeal cookies.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (FgFCM)

607 One of the great cookies from my youth was "Famous" chocolate wafers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (qES5k)


I use those to make the crust for my Grand Marnier Chocolate Cheesecake.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (JCMrJ)

608 Tomorrow is Mort's God Bless America Rib Spectacular.


Ya'll come!
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:41 PM (Uxokn)
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I'll be there! Peachtree Street, right?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (sBOL1)

609 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 08:40 PM (Xr2/U)

How kind of you to ask. :^) Thanks for the prayers. The meeting couldn't have gone better, thanks be to God and the prayers although they are sad about my leaving.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (qES5k)

610 I made okra quiche for church one time. It was really good. Had some left over. Don't know why. It was really good.

Posted by: Eromero at May 28, 2017 08:44 PM (zLDYs)

611 I sleep with a .45 in my nightstand drawer every night.
We have no children (or felons) here.
When I leave the house, it either goes in the safe, or with me.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 08:44 PM (w7KSn)

612 I use those to make the crust for my Grand Marnier Chocolate Cheesecake.
Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (JCMrJ)
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That needs to go in the cookbook. I love Grand Marnier, and chocolate. And I love orange and chocolate together.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:44 PM (sBOL1)

613 I managed to squeeze in "iftar" before sunset this evening...

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (e9G8E)

614 I'll be there! Peachtree Street, right?





Posted by: bluebell
==

Corner of Peachtree and Peachtree.

Peachtree Corners.

And bring an extra shirt.

You'll need it.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (Uxokn)

615 Fenelon, are you being reassigned?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (sBOL1)

616 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:29 PM (wB8Tg)

I don't know why you guys are so defensive. Brown signed the Firearm safety and access act which says you can't have a loaded firearm where a child might have access whether he accesses it or not.

I think only two other states have that language. Of course it would be difficult for the authorities to enforce it .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (IDPbH)

617 Anyone try the fireworks Oreos? They have pop rocks in the filling.

Mixed emotions about that one.

Posted by: squeakywheel at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (ntmD3)

618
Power out here! Candles and flashlights!

Worst in a few years.

Need more batteries and candles!!!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 08:46 PM (DQ+/o)

619 I use those to make the crust for my Grand Marnier Chocolate Cheesecake.
Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (JCMrJ)

That sounds great.

On another chocolate note, i went out and had a chocolate martini which I think has Godiva chocolate liquerr-white and dark chlorate and vanilla vodka and I'm not sure what else. Now I'm ready to go to sleep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:47 PM (qES5k)

620 On the subject of food: This past week I tried Dairy Queens fudge stuffed cookie ala mode. Pretty damn good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 08:47 PM (ycWCI)

621
I made okra quiche for church one time. It was really good. Had some left over. Don't know why.
---
because "okra"...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:47 PM (zSLwO)

622 And I love orange and chocolate together.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 08:44 PM (sBOL1)


Same here. In fact, I use orange zest and the fresh squeezed orange juice in almost all of my stir fry recipes. A sauce with a hoi-sin and orange base with stir fry pork or chicken is quite good.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 08:48 PM (JCMrJ)

623 Jack Sock, you just contradicted yourself.

I grow weary of you.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 08:48 PM (w7KSn)

624 CBD should come out with a line of Bubbe Burgers (like grandma used to make), and see if Bubba Burgers sues him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 08:48 PM (vRcUp)

625
I don't know why you guys are so defensive. Brown signed the Firearm safety and access act which says you can't have a loaded firearm where a child might have access whether he accesses it or not.

I think only two other states have that language. Of course it would be difficult for the authorities to enforce it .
Posted by: Jack Sock


Enforcement follies aside, what limitation on 'making safe' firearms would you disagree with? Where is the 'bright line'?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 08:49 PM (udajc)

626 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:43 PM (qES5k)

I too would be sad if you left. I hope it works out for you.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 08:49 PM (Xr2/U)

627 623 Jack Sock, you just contradicted yourself.

I grow weary of you.
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 08:48 PM (w7KSn)

Skip my posts then . Why should I care.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:49 PM (IDPbH)

628 Somewhere in a Georgia refrigerator, a 4 gallon vat of perfect potato salad is chilling, chilling.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:50 PM (Uxokn)

629 I grow weary of you.
---
one trick pony knows one trick.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:50 PM (zSLwO)

630 629 I grow weary of you.
---
one trick pony knows one trick.
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:50 PM (zSLwO)

You too.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (IDPbH)

631
I'll be there! Peachtree Street, right?

Smoked butt is on Folsom Street.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (IqV8l)

632 Horde, have you noticed the subtle changes in the description of shows on tv and cable when you check out the info?

For example, for Harry Potter Deathly Hallow Part 1, it starts, "In this riveting installment for the 'Harry Potter' saga, ...."

This pisses me off. Who are you, lowly description writer, to offer an opinion as to whether this is 'riveting' or not? Fvck you.

ANYWAY, I noticed this change a couple years ago, and I'm wondering if anyone else did also.

Just like when the Weather Channel went from straight arrow weather reporting to SJW/GlobalFvckingWarming/ClimateChange insane in every third segment....

Get off my lawn.

There! It's good to vent.

And, somber Memorial Day to everyone.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (8iiMU)

633 @604 This is not food related. but i am just really interested in alternative services/ Is a service with a lot of praise music or what does the service consist of if you don't mind the question/
----------------------

It's an LDS congregation. Pretty much the standard worship service and meetings that would be expected in any other LDS congregation, except that there are no allowances for kids. So while a standard congregation would have a nursery and Sunday School classes for the kids and teenagers following the worship service, those don't exist. And lessons during the second and third hour don't end up deviating into discussions on parenting and child rearing.

There's also some age segregation involved. Our congregation is 31-45. There's another singles congregation that's 18-30 that meets in the same building. Otherwise you risk having young singles show up, get weirded out by dramatically older members of the opposite sex, and never come back.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (deapv)

634 one trick pony knows one trick
===

Hater.

Posted by: International Coalition For The Prevention Of Two Trick Pony Abuse at May 28, 2017 08:52 PM (Uxokn)

635 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 08:49 PM (Xr2/U)

That's very nice; How kind.!. Some dear lady in the back gasped when i said next week would be my last week there. However, the lay servants who preach the weeks i'm not there will still be there so that's good. I have a new church assignment so I'm glad about that. i just hope I will have time to do my drama ministry as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:52 PM (qES5k)

636 "I think only two other states have that language. Of course it would be difficult for the authorities to enforce it ."

Vague things get enforced vaguely. And the process is the penalty.

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (N4gtY)

637 You too.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (IDPbH)

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not gonna happen: i LIKE mocking stupid people, especially when they are wrong and refuse to admit it...

after all, that's why Al Gore invented the Internet.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (zSLwO)

638 Peeling off the silver skin is even more important than the cooking process when it comes to ribs.


IMHO.

Posted by: International Coalition For The Prevention Of Two Trick Pony Abuse at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (Uxokn)

639 Keebler's Pecan Sandies. My Dad would tuck two against a scoop of Butter Pecan ice cream for a summertime treat. Can't beat that Southern Comfort.

Posted by: Gus Bailey at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (iCr81)

640 @616 I think only two other states have that language. Of course it would be difficult for the authorities to enforce it .
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Maybe, maybe not. There's been a lot of stories over the last decade or two about school teachers and others with access to kids who have questioned kids about their parents' firearms and whether the kids can get to them.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (deapv)

641 Eromero used the "O" word!!!!

Okra!!!


Gag!!!!
Ygh!!!!
Uuuggghhh!!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:53 PM (0tfLf)

642 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (8iiMU)

I guess you missed the movie thread yesterday. Old movie trailers went far beyond that.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 08:54 PM (17QyB)

643 Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (deep)

Thanks, That's really interesting. I have never heard o services for just singles. Is that a common thing in LDS churches.?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:54 PM (qES5k)

644 stupid psycho unionized pony 501(3) a sock

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:54 PM (Uxokn)

645 I don't know why you guys are so defensive.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 08:45 PM (IDPbH) fnord (IDPbH)


Because we have enough problems without everyone on the internet playing Chinese Whispers with the law?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:55 PM (wB8Tg)

646 Okra Oreos

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 08:55 PM (IqV8l)

647 I love okra.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 08:55 PM (CNHr1)

648 Even if you get the rub right, and the cook right, and the braise right, if you're chewing gristle?

You failed.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:55 PM (Uxokn)

649 So this is a long food thread.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 08:56 PM (tHwdc)

650
So this is a long food thread.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


Foot long

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (IqV8l)

651 well, it is the memorial day weekend food thread. everything is longer.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (cPsPa)

652 Eyes closed

I can't read this.
I can't read this.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (0tfLf)

653 Pickled okra. And cold beer.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (Xr2/U)

654 I was thinking the same thing Miley. Getting smelly in here.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (CNHr1)

655 One of the great cookies from my youth was "Famous" chocolate wafers. My sister and I used to make a ice box cake with whipped creme between chocolate Famous cookies with more whipped creme to cover the cake. i know they still make the chocolate wafers. Maybe I should try to make the cake sometime. We used real whipped cream-not the kind from a can.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:37 PM (qES5k)



Oh my gosh--this was my very favorite dessert of my childhood (next to chocolate pudding cake). My mom would make this refrigerator cake for her bridge club. Tha ladies would come in lovely day dresses and white gloves to play bridge, eat nuts and mints, and chocolate refrigerator cake.

What an innocent time.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (TdMsT)

656 I like kimchee but i wouldn't want to consume big quantities of it. I like Korean food. When I was in seminary some of the students who lived on campus had quite a few Korean students living on their house. The ones who weren't Korean hated the smell of the fermenting kimchee

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Koreans tend to be Presbyterians, is that correct? I've lived in Queens NY and I've seen a fair number of Korean Presbyterian churches.

It always seemed a bit surreal to me. Asians saying "Total Deplavity! Unconditionarr Erection!", etc.

I'm half asian, but I think asians are just too "weird" to get the point of Christianity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (vRcUp)

657 i just went an pulled a couple loaded firearms out of the house safe, and put them on the bed, unattended.

if i'm not here for the ONT, you'll know Jack Ship called LAPD to have me arrested...


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (zSLwO)

658 You know, I skipped over last night's ONT because of the Festivus meets Miss Emily's Advice Column vibe, and it looks like people are getting wound up for a fight again.

Damn, I *knew* better than to show up for Memorial Day Weekend.

Well, obviously, I *didn't* know better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:58 PM (wB8Tg)

659 I really like the pecan wood chunks. If you grew up with hickory and mesquite like I did, pecan is SUCH a nice change.


Much less aggressive on the smoke and the meat can speak for itself.


I recommend soaking the chunks for 30 minutes. Makes them smoke longer and tend not to just burn off.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 08:58 PM (Uxokn)

660 642
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 28, 2017 08:51 PM (8iiMU)



I guess you missed the movie thread yesterday. Old movie trailers went far beyond that.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 08:54 PM (17QyB)

I didn't get all the way to the end of that thread, so I probably missed it.Or else completely brain-farted the stuff about descriptions.Anyway, another one, this time the Potter/Deathly Hallow Part 2: "War rages in this epic fantasy adventure as Harry Potter attempts.....".

Is it really 'epic'? Or fantasy? Or adventure? LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 28, 2017 08:58 PM (8iiMU)

661 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (TdMsT)

That was a great memory you shared. Thanks.

Isn't it interesting how many of our childhood memories are associated with food?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 08:59 PM (qES5k)

662 ...and the braise right...
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if you're boiling ribs, you're not eating BBQ.

#HTH

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:59 PM (zSLwO)

663 BTW: Trader Joes now has a coffee syrup that is totes awesome.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:00 PM (zSLwO)

664 601 An estimated 900,000 bikers are in DC this weekend for the 30th annual Operation Rolling Thunder.

When does the breathless, wall-to-wall, pussyhat-level media coverage begin?
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed



Same as every year. Some local news coverage and thats it. Hey its better than the always very well attended pro life march in January. The eugenic enthusiasts in the media completely ignore that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2017 09:00 PM (DfC8b)

665 Apple is reputed to be good. But it would have to work awfully hard to beat pecan.

Pork butt in a 12 hour smoke with pecan chunk.


Better than sex.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:00 PM (Uxokn)

666 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (zSLwO)

*snort* Oh FFS just let it go. *snicker...giggle*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:00 PM (Xr2/U)

667 and the braise right...
---
if you're boiling ribs, you're not eating BBQ.

#HTH
Posted by: redc1c4


Braising isn't boiling.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (udajc)

668 ...and the braise right...
---
if you're boiling ribs, you're not eating BBQ.
==

NO NO

The braise is gently applied every 15-30 minutes. It is a combination of ACV, honey and mmph mmph secret recipe which helps maintain the moisture during the smoke.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (Uxokn)

669 658 You know, I skipped over last night's ONT because of the Festivus meets Miss Emily's Advice Column vibe, and it looks like people are getting wound up for a fight again.

Damn, I *knew* better than to show up for Memorial Day Weekend.

Well, obviously, I *didn't* know better.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:58 PM (wB8Tg)

*****

We were doing great until someone mentioned okra.

Retrograde peristalsis after that.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (0tfLf)

670 Miley, Fenelon, Jewell and the other 'Ettes: we could so very easily turn this into a dress thread, ya know?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (TdMsT)

671 I woke up from a much longer nap than I anticipated. Was looking forward to stromboli, but it's raining.

Sigh. Looks like it's White Castle again. *opens beer*

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (sdi6R)

672 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 08:57 PM (vRcUp)

They get the point of it and they are often wonderful prayer warriors and up early praying. Many people in he Presbyterian and the United Methodist Church are both very grateful for Koreans and Korean Americans. They tend to be the more conservative churches and among the fastest growing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:02 PM (qES5k)

673 Braising isn't boiling.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (udajc)


Absolutely. My braised endive is not boiled.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 09:03 PM (JCMrJ)

674 So I just saw "the girl with all the gifts", the crossover episode between The Last Of Us and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

thoughts -

1. Pvt. Kieran Gallagher is a true Moron, taking a break from his mission to check out big booty porn. Problem is that he forgot he was in a zombie apocalypse flick. Here's an idea! Stash the porn and stay on mission.

2. The moral is that England is over and the best the surviving English can hope for is to be kept alive on reservations and maybe to help teach... whoever (in this movie, whatever) inhabits England after they're all gone.

3. According to this movie, the Negros aren't going to last long in post-England either.

4. Dominique Tapper! ... who doesn't last long...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 09:03 PM (6FqZa)

675 You know, I skipped over last night's ONT because of
the Festivus meets Miss Emily's Advice Column vibe, and it looks like
people are getting wound up for a fight again.



Damn, I *knew* better than to show up for Memorial Day Weekend.



Well, obviously, I *didn't* know better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 08:58 PM (wB8Tg)

Yeah, apparently "firsting" is a BFD now. People be traumatized.
How long do I have to wait to drink booze after drinking wine all afternoon?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:03 PM (tHwdc)

676 if you're boiling ribs, you're not eating BBQ.

#HTH
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 08:59 PM (zSLwO)

========

My Mom used to do that, and then pu them on the grill to ensure they were thouroghly dried out. My little brother once asked her if she used a syringe to suck out the juice of any meat she cooked.

Posted by: GOULD ll at May 28, 2017 09:03 PM (Hj4t4)

677 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (TdMsT)

Wel, we could. I am not a fashion maven but I enjoy the comments of others. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:04 PM (qES5k)

678 *tipper.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 09:04 PM (6FqZa)

679 598 555 I made a great chicken & sausage soup last Sunday.
Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 08:17 PM (ANIFC)

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

Share.

Reading about cookies here and I have zero interest, but that soup makes me curious.
Posted by: Molly k. at May 28, 2017 08:40 PM (OOXlj)

Sorry there's no precise measurements, I just added what was in the fridge & around the kitchen

1 can chicken stock
water
white wine
tomato paste
diced tomatoes
cannelini beans
chopped bell pepper
chopped onion
pair of drumsticks
chopped brown sausage
chopped celery leaves
minced garlic
basil pesto
other seasonings to taste

Throw it all in a slow cooker, cook 6 hours, serve with acini de pepe pasta

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 09:05 PM (ANIFC)

680 How long do I have to wait to drink booze after drinking wine all afternoon?
==

You may fire when ready , Gridley.

I will drink a bottle of water and let you catch up!


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:05 PM (Uxokn)

681 Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (Uxokn)

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that's basting... totes different.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (zSLwO)

682 My dad was a baker for 40 years, owning his own bakery for 25 of those years. Growing up, we always had bakery-made cookies, cakes, bread, rolls, pies, etc, in the house. Two weeks a year, in August, Dad closed the bakery so we could take a vacation traveling around the USA and camping (in a trailer, no tent camping for my mother). Those two weeks were the only time of the year we had store-bought cookies. We would get Oreos and Chips Ahoy. Kids would be jealous that I had bakery cookies in my lunches at school, and I would sometimes trade them for their Oreos.

Posted by: Jen Westin at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (gAn7d)

683
Was looking forward to stromboli, but it's raining.

They only come out at night.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (IqV8l)

684 Miley, Fenelon, Jewell and the other 'Ettes: we could so very easily turn this into a dress thread, ya know?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (TdMsT)

I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (tHwdc)

685 Miley, get some stuff called Wine-Out. I think they have it at BB&B. It works great.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (sBOL1)

686 Does rain negatively impact stromboli?

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (Tyii7)

687 You may fire when ready , Gridley.

I will drink a bottle of water and let you catch up!




Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:05 PM (Uxokn)

I'll be right back, then. I plan to get totally shitfaced tonight, so take cover.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (tHwdc)

688 I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?
---
well, you should start by taking it off...

in front of the camera on your computer, of course.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (zSLwO)

689 686 Does rain negatively impact stromboli?
Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (Tyii7)


It negatively impacts me going outside.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

690 In the supermarket they have something called Carbona Stain devils. It is s soak for speccific types of food stains. of course, that won't help you now, :^) but might work for the nest time you get a wine stain/ I tried the brand for a coffee stain and it worked great

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (qES5k)

691 Does rain negatively impact stromboli?


Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (Tyii7)


Maybe. Rain negatively impacts divinity (that's a dessert).

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (JCMrJ)

692 Miley, get some stuff called Wine-Out. I think they have it at BBB. It works great.





Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (sBOL1)

Hoooooookay, thanks for the tip, hon.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (tHwdc)

693 They get the point of it and they are often wonderful prayer warriors and up early praying. Many people in he Presbyterian and the United Methodist Church are both very grateful for Koreans and Korean Americans. They tend to be the more conservative churches and among the fastest growing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Ok, I believe you. My mother came from South Korea (although she is ethnically Chinese). She was a lapsed Catholic, although she once made me watch Mass on TV when I was a kid. Decades later, after studying Christianity in depth, I realized that my mother had no conception of sin, soteriology, atonement, etc. all that stuff that constitutes the meat of the New Testament.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (vRcUp)

694 Yeah, apparently "firsting" is a BFD now. People be traumatized.
How long do I have to wait to drink booze after drinking wine all afternoon?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




depends upon what you have been eating. toss something breaded and greasy down before you switch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:10 PM (cPsPa)

695 I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?
---
well, you should start by taking it off...

in front of the camera on your computer, of course.




Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (zSLwO)

Are you Bob from the NSA?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:10 PM (tHwdc)

696 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:08 PM (tHwdc)

Heh! Damn glad to have you aboard!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:11 PM (Xr2/U)

697 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (vRcUp)

The Christian Korean Americans i know are Protestant and they seem to have a very good sense of those things and education and intentional discipleship is big part of their churches.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:12 PM (qES5k)

698 Are you Bob from the NSA?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:10 PM (tHwdc)


Nah. He's Phil, from Oshkosh, willing to pay $19.95 a month subscription, with automatic renewal, just to watch.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 09:12 PM (JCMrJ)

699 Store bought cookies? I go for the ones in the bakery section at Walmart. The oh so soft ones with lots of icing on them. Not often, but every once in a while.

Posted by: antisocialist at May 28, 2017 09:13 PM (W2wn0)

700 /Chicken sock

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 09:14 PM (GsAUU)

701 the best cookies are the ones Ace loads on to our computer!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:14 PM (cPsPa)

702 I don't buy Girl Scout cookies since they decided to become political and endorse Planned Parenthood. so my do to cookie now is the Walmart brand of thin mints.

Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 09:15 PM (JACOL)

703 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:09 PM (vRcUp)

Although I did have to chuckle at oneKorean pastor I met. He was about 40. He said "My congregation wanted to have prayer services at 6;00 a.m/. I am second generation. I do not do mornings well. This is very hard for me!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:15 PM (qES5k)

704 @643 Thanks, That's really interesting. I have never heard o services for just singles. Is that a common thing in LDS churches.?
-------------------

Yes and no.

A little history seems appropriate.

The singles program with the LDS Church probably got going during the early '70s, though I don't know the specifics at that point in time. I know that there were singles-only wards at least as far back as the late '80s, but the one I'm aware of from back then wasn't age-restricted. During the early '90s, I was part of a Young Single Adult Ward (ward = congregation), which is for the 18-30 group that I mentioned above. YSA Wards are quite common because they let people right out of high school and in college attend church without the stigma of being single in a congregation dominated by families, and because they're a good way to meet other singles (either in the congregation, or in combined activities with other similar congregations) and hopefully find a good spouse.

I'm currently part of a Mid-Singles Adult Ward. The one that I'm in was one of the first, and was started as an experiment. Apparently the idea worked and was accepted by the Church Headquarters because official guidelines for the unit-type were issued after a year or two. Mid-Singles Wards are still somewhat rare, though, in part because from what I've heard the local leadership in many places doesn't like them. The age in an MSA ward is restricted to 31-45.

Unfortunately, that same local leadership that doesn't like MSA Wards also often drops the ball when it comes to supporting the mid-singles in the area. Before I started attending the MSA Ward, the stake (think diocese) that I was a part of only sponsored non-age restricted singles events. This meant that over 90% of the people attending were at least twice my age. Needless to say, I only attended a couple of those events.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:15 PM (deapv)

705 668 ...and the braise right...
---
if you're boiling ribs, you're not eating BBQ.
==

NO NO

The braise is gently applied every 15-30 minutes. It is a combination of ACV, honey and mmph mmph secret recipe which helps maintain the moisture during the smoke.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:01 PM (Uxokn)

I'd have to find the recipe for the sauce but a local BBQ joint had my favorite ribs.

I use garlic salt and pepper on the ribs and BBQ until they are not quite cooked. Cover with BBQ sauce and finish in the oven for about 25 minutes.
The sauce is a mixture of ketchup, honey, brown sugar, liquid smoke and a few other things I can't remember right now.

Alex's BBQ shell beach was the restaurant. Sadly they closed after 40 years.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (Ri/rl)

706 here's a pic of Rex Tillerson getting his picture taken with Rolling Thunder

https://tinyurl.com/y7yncryo

(links to last refuge on wordpress)

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (tfQTV)

707 depends upon what you have been eating. toss something breaded and greasy down before you switch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:10 PM (cPsPa)

Eh, can't be bothered. I promise I won't puke on you guys, though.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (tHwdc)

708 The best cookies are the ones on the nestles chips bag. The ones you make with 4 sticks of butter and a cup of sugar. The ones with the dark chocolate chips and pecans. Washed down with cold cold milk.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (Xr2/U)

709
I don't buy Girl Scout cookies since they decided to become political and endorse Planned Parenthood. so my do to cookie now is the Walmart brand of thin mints.
Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 09:15 PM


Those are currently 98 cents at the local stores.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (IqV8l)

710 Heh! Damn glad to have you aboard!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:11 PM (Xr2/U)

Thank you, and I promise I won't puke on you, either.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:17 PM (tHwdc)

711 Eh, can't be bothered. I promise I won't puke on you guys, though.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




I don't care if you puke, just turn the other way and hold your hair back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:17 PM (cPsPa)

712 Another reason to buy them, Bertram.

Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 09:17 PM (JACOL)

713 I don't buy Girl Scout cookies since they decided to become political and endorse Planned Parenthood.

Not to mention their striking fear into the hearts of little girls everywhere with their Earf Is Dying crap.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2017 09:17 PM (Tyii7)

714 Mr. WDS smoked pork butt for tomorrow. And we made two bbq sauces.

Tonight we had New York strips on the grill with steamed clams(butter, olive oil, white wine, shallots, lemon, Tabasco and cilantro) And lots of bread to dip all the delicious goodness

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 28, 2017 09:18 PM (mMeIQ)

715 I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (tHwdc)

Miley,
My friend told me about persil (sp?) laundry detergent. It smells good. She told me it got red wine out of a tablecloth. I believe she soaked it and the stain came out.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 09:18 PM (Ri/rl)

716 I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (tHwdc)
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Is it fresh? Wring out the remaining wine into a glass, drink it, then coat the stain liberally with salt and let it set for about 10 minutes. Then, run the stain under hot water.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (NT3RT)

717 We bought some Yuuge drumsticks at the store and will have grilled yardbird tomorrow.

And binge watch AMC for the war movies.

Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (JACOL)

718 Miley reminds me of a girl I knew in the army.
Party like a rock star and be ready for PT the next morning.
Damn fine officer too.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (0tfLf)

719 Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:15 PM (deep)

Thanks for the info. It sounds like something the leadership should support as it sounds like it's a undeappreciated demographic. Can you let then know-of have you-about how valuable it is in your faith life?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (qES5k)

720 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (Xr2/U)

I knew I liked you....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2017 09:20 PM (x2oyq)

721 Miley, try some hydrogen peroxide in your wash.

Posted by: ALH at May 28, 2017 09:20 PM (JACOL)

722 Eating the gruel of old posts.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:21 PM (nlbfN)

723 I have a wine stain on my white skirt. How to treat?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:06 PM (tHwdc)


Would putting a drop of liquid soap on the stain, then soaking ithe shirt over night in 50-50 vinegar-water mixture work?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:21 PM (TdMsT)

724 I don't care if you puke, just turn the other way and hold your hair back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:17 PM (cPsPa)

I don't have anybody who loves me, to hold my hair back.
<stifles a sob>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:21 PM (tHwdc)

725 Speaking of fashion.. I was on FB today ( I know) and good Lord a catfight ensued when I compared the beautiful Melania to Mooch.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (CNHr1)

726 707
I promise I won't puke on you guys, though.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:16 PM (tHwdc)


You're no fun.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

727 well, what type of wine, what is the skirt made of, how long ago did you get the wine on it? why are you even wearing clothes if you are getting sloppy drunk?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (cPsPa)

728 Is it fresh? Wring out the remaining wine into a
glass, drink it, then coat the stain liberally with salt and let it set
for about 10 minutes. Then, run the stain under hot water.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (NT3RT)

A few hours. Hot water, you say? And it won't set the stain?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (tHwdc)

729 682
cool story, Jen. My best friend's family went camping every summer in a pickup with a piggyback trailer. I was so jealous. they were always going somewhere!

but twice, mom and dad took my little brothers and me on a trip, in the car, staying in hotels at night. one east to Washington, D.C., one west to Yellowstone. looking back, I know I was a lucky kid.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:23 PM (tfQTV)

730 724 I don't care if you puke, just turn the other way and hold your hair back.

Heh, I've been the hair holder on more than one occasion. It's what best friends do.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 09:23 PM (e8PP1)

731 I knew I liked you....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2017 09:20 PM

I always eat the dough. No need to cook it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 28, 2017 09:23 PM (Xr2/U)

732 Nah. He's Phil, from Oshkosh, willing to pay $19.95 a month subscription, with automatic renewal, just to watch.
---
naw to both: i'm red from The Valley, like totally, fer sure, and i've seen the swimsuit photo...

Hubba Hubba!


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (zSLwO)

733 Is it fresh? Wring out the remaining wine into a glass, drink it, then coat the stain liberally with salt and let it set for about 10 minutes. Then, run the stain under hot water.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:19 PM (NT3RT)

The horde knows everything. I will try this.

I used to pour salt on my damp white vans and put them in the sun. It worked.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (Ri/rl)

734 nood

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (WcAaY)

735 You're no fun.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

OK, sit next to me then.
<burps and pats the sofa cushion next to her>[/i}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (tHwdc)

736 I don't have anybody who loves me, to hold my hair back.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




well if I holding your hair back how am I going to hold you up?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (cPsPa)

737 725 Speaking of fashion.. I was on FB today ( I know) and good Lord a catfight ensued when I compared the beautiful Melania to Mooch.
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (CNHr1)



Lordy, girl! I have family and friends who would cast me into outer darkness if I dared to do that on FB!!!!


Good for you!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (TdMsT)

738 A few hours. Hot water, you say? And it won't set the stain?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (tHwdc)
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No no no, no hot water. Put the skirt in a bucket of cold water to soak for now, then tomorrow run over to BB&B and get the Wine-Out. It's magical.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (sBOL1)

739 well, what type of wine, what is the skirt made of,
how long ago did you get the wine on it? why are you even wearing
clothes if you are getting sloppy drunk?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:22 PM (cPsPa)

I didn't read the bottle. Does it make a difference?
And I had to wear clothes outside. I can get naked now. Should I get naked now?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (tHwdc)

740 You guys always pick some weird shit dishes. Wide noodles with mussels. Yuck. My poor slob palate is more in line with ...


MACARONI AND CHEESE!! Yay, eleventy!!!


Hee-hee. Haven't commented here in a while, but that recipe just was too much.

Posted by: Joanne at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (A07hL)

741 @656 Koreans tend to be Presbyterians, is that correct? I've lived in Queens NY and I've seen a fair number of Korean Presbyterian churches.

It always seemed a bit surreal to me. Asians saying "Total Deplavity! Unconditionarr Erection!", etc.

I'm half asian, but I think asians are just too "weird" to get the point of Christianity.
-------------------

Christianity (specifically, Catholicism) was well on its way to getting a solid foothold in Japan during the Sengoku Jidai era. Unfortunately, while Oda Nobunaga was tolerant of the outside religion, his successors - Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyesu - were not. There are a number of famous Japanese Christians from the era. When I was at the Reagan Library, they had a gallery on loan from the Vatican. The Japanese national that I went to the library with pointed to one of them, and identified her as Lady Gracia. The most famous Japanese Christian of the era was probably Dom Justo Takayama, a daimyo who was respected by the country's leadership, but who lost everything he owned and went into exile in Manila because he refused to renounce his Christian faith.

He was beatified by the Catholic Church in February of this year.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:26 PM (deapv)

742 Miley, the hot water will help remove the stain, but don't put it in the dryer until it is completely gone. The dryer will definitely set the stain.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:26 PM (NT3RT)

743 #725 Here you go, Jewells, a photo to link on Fbook.
http://static.snopes.com/photos/politics/graphics/derrieres.jpg

Posted by: andycanuck at May 28, 2017 09:26 PM (nlbfN)

744 Should I get naked now?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (tHwdc)
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Early ONT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (NT3RT)

745 I don't have anybody who loves me, to hold my hair back.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:21 PM

I've got your back Miley, that's what friends are for.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (Ri/rl)

746 Eh, can't be bothered. I promise I won't puke on you guys, though.
---
i call dibs on the big pieces!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (zSLwO)

747 I didn't read the bottle. Does it make a difference?
And I had to wear clothes outside. I can get naked now. Should I get naked now?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




color makes a difference.
so does material.
you are a moron you know the answer.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (cPsPa)

748 Yeah, apparently "firsting" is a BFD now. People be traumatized.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:03 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


I don't think it has to be traumatizing, just annoying.

Because some people don't mind hearing the exact same joke told over and over and over.

Every day.

For *years*.

And some people do.

That's all.

Also, WTF with everyone showing up the second I get on the phone?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:27 PM (wB8Tg)

749 by the way, as I was First, it is my obligation to mention there is a new thread, not about food so much as a crumb

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 28, 2017 09:28 PM (ILitO)

750 thnx booknlass
love t-rex

Posted by: concrete girl at May 28, 2017 09:29 PM (s26vG)

751 well if I holding your hair back how am I going to hold you up?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:24 PM (cPsPa)

I dunno, hold me up until I start to puke and then hold my hair back?
And it's red wine.
Fuck, I love you guys.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (tHwdc)

752 744 Should I get naked now?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (tHwdc)

*****

Interesting. They just went on alert at NSA.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (0tfLf)

753 I dunno, hold me up until I start to puke and then hold my hair back?
And it's red wine.
Fuck, I love you guys.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




ok but remember, holding you up by your hair was your idea not mine.

that is not going to turn out well but it is going to be a great story.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:31 PM (cPsPa)

754 Interesting. They just went on alert at NSA.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 09:30 PM (0tfLf)

I'm not afraid of you, Bob. Come and sit by me on this here couch. And help me unzip my skirt. Wait, there's a hook. Help me unhook my skirt.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (tHwdc)

755 @697 The Christian Korean Americans i know are Protestant and they seem to have a very good sense of those things and education and intentional discipleship is big part of their churches.
--------------------

I live across the street (behind) a Korean church that's also possibly a school of some sort (I'm not completely sure on the latter). They pack the parking lot every Sunday, make it impossible to park on the street (not a problem for me, mind you), and fill up an overflow parking lot that's not far away.

From what I can tell, they're pretty devoted.

Posted by: junior at May 28, 2017 09:32 PM (deapv)

756 ok but remember, holding you up by your hair was your idea not mine.



that is not going to turn out well but it is going to be a great story.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:31 PM (cPsPa)

You're a pip, Y5.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:33 PM (tHwdc)

757 You're a pip, Y5.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




anything for you Miley

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:34 PM (cPsPa)

758 I like you, Y5. You're nice.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:35 PM (tHwdc)

759 I like you, Y5. You're nice.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



Aw schucks Miley, that's just the wine talking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:35 PM (cPsPa)

760 About six hours late to the ball game, here, but have to put in a vote for Mother's English Tea cookies. Never got into tea time, but they make great breakfast cookies.

Posted by: Lawrence Larson at May 28, 2017 09:36 PM (gNKbf)

761 fgoodness sake someone get Miley's hair.

hope my speaking out will bring a new thread.
or perhaps the ont.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:37 PM (iS1Cb)

762 MACARONI AND CHEESE!! Yay, eleventy!!!

Posted by: Joanne at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (A07hL) fnord (A07hL)


Speaking of which, Kraft dialed the Tumeric in their new "more natural" powdered cheese sauce by about 90% and it's edible again.

Not quite as good as the last 35 years they made it, but edible. Unlike that brown crap in the first new version that tasted like salty dirt.

Pretty much every time food makers change something, it gets worse. I'm trying to think of something "new and improved" that was actually better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:37 PM (wB8Tg)

763 y5 no taking advantage of the moment, be good.
like a boyscout even.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:39 PM (iS1Cb)

764 The Christian Korean Americans I know are Protestant and they seem to have a very good sense of those things and education and intentional discipleship is big part of their churches.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Ok, it just seemed odd because I do not believe that asian culture was as concerned with sin as Jewish culture. But sin is universal, so I guess they can be made to realize that this is something that involves them as well.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:39 PM (vRcUp)

765 Should I get naked now?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:25 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


Well, it would make *me* feel better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:39 PM (wB8Tg)

766 y5 no taking advantage of the moment, be good.
like a boyscout even.
Posted by: willow

yes! like Rex Tillerson!

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:39 PM (tfQTV)

767 slings Miley's lipstick tube at the huard of the thread.
clinks empty bottle on the bars.

ONT!

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:40 PM (iS1Cb)

768 Aw schucks Miley, that's just the wine talking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:35 PM (cPsPa)

Nah, I know that sometimes you can be a bit dickish, but you're usually right anyway.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:40 PM (tHwdc)

769 kicks Merovign. down boy!

Booknlass, I will have to google that, or should I know who that is?

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (iS1Cb)

770 Well, it would make *me* feel better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:39 PM (wB8Tg)

Then FFS help me with this damnable hook. I can't get this skirt off.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (tHwdc)

771 y5 is barely dickish at all, only when we argue about condiments.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:42 PM (iS1Cb)

772 slings Miley's lipstick tube at the huard of the thread.

clinks empty bottle on the bars.



ONT!

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:40 PM (iS1Cb)

I'll get dizzy if I keep switching back and forth, and then I'll puke. Plus it's

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (tHwdc)

773 haha Willow, you don't have to google it.

Rex Tillerson, Sec. of State, Eagle Scout, was in charge of the Boy Scouts for years as well as Exxon.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (tfQTV)

774 willow, my love, there's been a new thread for a while. That's where they all went.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (sBOL1)

775 Then FFS help me with this damnable hook. I can't get this skirt off.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:41 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


Glad to help, I'm pretty good at operating in tight spaces, despite the large hands.



(That's also for willow, who made the mistake of telling me to get down!)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:43 PM (wB8Tg)

776 I like large hands.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:45 PM (tHwdc)

777 booknlass, I like the sound of that guy. and yes be exactly like Rex!.

Merovign if you are going to 'help' help her slip into comfy sweats.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:45 PM (iS1Cb)

778 That next thread is 100% Festivus, you'd have to pay me a *lot* to go there.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:45 PM (wB8Tg)

779 I guess I'll go over there. Can I leave my skirt soaking on this thread?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (tHwdc)

780 Merovign if you are going to 'help' help her slip into comfy sweats.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:45 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


First things first!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (wB8Tg)

781 Dark Lord Merovign, what is this Festivus of which you speak?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (tfQTV)

782 kicks Merovign. Helps Miley undress and throw on sweats for the ONT

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (iS1Cb)

783 I can't wear these, they're pants and the ONT is coming.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:47 PM (tHwdc)

784 Merovign, in fairness wait for soberness to flirt your heart out.
Than Goforit.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:47 PM (iS1Cb)

785 Dark Lord Merovign, what is this Festivus of which you speak?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:46 PM (tfQTV) fnord (tfQTV)


A fake holiday from Seinfeld which gained (too much) meme popularity.

Basically it's a winter holiday for people who don't like Christmas, and it's dedicated as a day of constant whining and complaining.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:47 PM (wB8Tg)

786 Nah, I know that sometimes you can be a bit dickish, but you're usually right anyway.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




well, that is true, but where else am I going to let my dick flag fly? got to vent it somewhere. however, while I may be a dick, I am a loyal dick, especially to you and my fellow gang members; of which I assume you are one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (cPsPa)

787 no pants than. sweat shorts. with a tank top , like me
comfy and safe.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:48 PM (iS1Cb)

788 I am most assuredly a fellow gang member and I'll really really try not to puke on your dick flag.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (tHwdc)

789 Nah, I know that sometimes you can be a bit dickish, but you're usually right anyway.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




Miley, you only need to shave your legs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (cPsPa)

790 *understanding light bulb expression*

OH.....

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (tfQTV)

791 Memorial Day wouldn't be Memorial Day without some nice crispy fried chicken!...can I have an "Amen!"?

Posted by: Colonel Sanders at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (n3hky)

792 Merovign, in fairness wait for soberness to flirt your heart out.

Than Goforit.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:47 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


Mine or hers?

I've been sober since I almost died of rockfish poisoning on a beach in Mexico and they nearly poisoned me to death with alcohol as a painkiller (it's a nerve toxin). I was about 14.

Basically, while I drink a few times a year and I'm not totally averse, I associate drunkenness with searing nerve agony.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (wB8Tg)

793 I am most assuredly a fellow gang member and I'll really really try not to puke on your dick flag.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




no sweat, we got this.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (cPsPa)

794 LOL Miley. you are hilarious!

puke on his dick flag. hahahaha

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (tfQTV)

795 I'm just gonna take off my bra and wear the tank top. Are panties good enough? I don't have sweat shorts.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (tHwdc)

796 so i'm getting ready to build a deck for the side of my house (trying to use every square inch of available space, Like I own it) and trying to use up 2'6s from porch built at sisters a couple of years ago.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (iS1Cb)

797 I'm just gonna take off my bra and wear the tank top. Are panties good enough? I don't have sweat shorts.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



all good, just don't be late for the festivities.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:52 PM (cPsPa)

798 Miley, you only need to shave your legs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:49 PM (cPsPa)

I just shaved them last night so I'm good.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:52 PM (tHwdc)

799 so i'm getting ready to build a deck for the side of my house (trying to use every square inch of available space, Like I own it) and trying to use up 2'6s from porch built at sisters a couple of years ago.
Posted by: willow at May




how high up?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (cPsPa)

800 Merovign, that certainly would runin the idea of getting a good drunk on.
feeling better I hope?

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (iS1Cb)

801 I'm just gonna take off my bra and wear the tank top. Are panties good enough? I don't have sweat shorts.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:51 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


That's perfectly cromulent.

(wipes chin casually)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (wB8Tg)

802 all good, just don't be late for the festivities.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:52 PM (cPsPa)

Is there a party?
I need another drink.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (tHwdc)

803 I just shaved them last night so I'm good.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




then panties are fine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (cPsPa)

804 willow you sound handy as all get out.

Merovign, that is an exotic story. Is rockfish the nerve toxin? what were you doing down in Mexico? if I may ask.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (tfQTV)

805 yankee pretty much 2'6 tresses and same for floor overlay.
on ground on a few brick
one level cement foundation house.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (iS1Cb)

806 booknlass, someone has to do it around here, I guess it is me.
because I Like nice things

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (iS1Cb)

807 Merovign, that certainly would runin the idea of getting a good drunk on.
feeling better I hope?

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:53 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


Well it's been 30 years, so if you mean the nerve pain, yeah, it's gone.

One less vice I have to worry about. Honestly I'm not sure I have the "alcoholic" gene anyway, I can take it or leave it. Who knows, though, maybe that event is part of it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (wB8Tg)

808 Dick flags.

I need one of these.

For safety.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at May 28, 2017 09:55 PM (Uxokn)

809 LOL Miley. you are hilarious!



puke on his dick flag. hahahaha

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:50 PM (tfQTV)

I'm *hic* hilarious. You would like me at the party. Because I don't care even if I'm only wearing panties, I can laugh at myself too because I am SUCH an ass! LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 09:56 PM (tHwdc)

810 I want another seating area, well a hammock area actually.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:56 PM (iS1Cb)

811 I want another seating area, well a hammock area actually.
Posted by: willow at May




nice. where are you? state?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:57 PM (cPsPa)

812 merovign, I didn't drink for years after an experience as a teen and boones farm strawberry hill vomiting on a boyfriends dads car.

than I resumes when I hit 40

because 40!

shiver.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:58 PM (iS1Cb)

813 resumed*
sigh. sowwy

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:58 PM (iS1Cb)

814 vomiting on the car is one thing, in the car whole nother thing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:59 PM (cPsPa)

815 sw, Y5, I hate it, would love to return to OH because green and clean smell.
but here I am trying to make the best of it.

house is large yard comparitevly is little, so want everybit of it claimed.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (iS1Cb)

816 sw, Y5, I hate it, would love to return to OH because green and clean smell.
but here I am trying to make the best of it.

house is large yard comparitevly is little, so want everybit of it claimed.
Posted by: willow




putting in a firepit?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:00 PM (cPsPa)

817 Y5 I made it out the window, still, how embarrassing.
poor boy.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (iS1Cb)

818 Merovign, that is an exotic story. Is rockfish the nerve toxin? what were you doing down in Mexico? if I may ask.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 09:54 PM (tfQTV) fnord (tfQTV)


Pacific rockfish. Paralyzing nerve toxin. Considered the most poisonous fish. The doctor who saw me later (I was in an isolated place) said that if I'd been stung higher in my leg I would probably have died.

As to what I was doing, I was minding my own damned business when an idiot cleaning fish recognized the poisonous fish and kicked it away. Onto my bare foot.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (wB8Tg)

819 I like you all the time, Miley, anywhere.

(Sam I am)

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (tfQTV)

820 maybe a firpit (thought bubble) I just finished the pond this week, well decorating the pond, you no pretty flowers, No more veggie for me.
except artichokes they have a lovely flower

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (iS1Cb)

821 than I resumes when I hit 40

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 09:58 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


As I say, I occasionally drink, because it's okay, I just don't get that much of a kick from it and don't feel the need to drink socially, and don't really hang out where getting drunk is a sport, so...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (wB8Tg)

822 vomiting on the car is one thing, in the car whole nother thing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 09:59 PM (cPsPa)

I never puke in my car. Or on it. So Yay!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:02 PM (tHwdc)

823 know! fcol.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:03 PM (iS1Cb)

824 maybe a firpit (thought bubble) I just finished the pond this week, well decorating the pond, you no pretty flowers, No more veggie for me.
except artichokes they have a lovely flower
Posted by: willow


Firepit pond ... The possibilities...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 10:03 PM (udajc)

825
I like you all the time, Miley, anywhere.



(Sam I am)

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:01 PM (tfQTV)

I like you too, booknlass. and I won't puke on you. Promise.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (tHwdc)

826 oh man, whoever that was that kicked that poison onto your foot still isn't in your life I bet?

that would be tough to forgive.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (tfQTV)

827 I never puke in my car. Or on it. So Yay!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



further evidence that you are the fine lady I always knew you were.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (cPsPa)

828 Merovign, uh hmm I am usually the designateddriver. But I do drink by myself at home.(danger so i'm told)

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (iS1Cb)

829 maybe a firpit (thought bubble) I just finished the pond this week, well decorating the pond, you no pretty flowers, No more veggie for me.
except artichokes they have a lovely flower
Posted by: willow at May




wow, you are very motivated.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:05 PM (cPsPa)

830 weftcut, firepit pond?!
sheesh now you mention it while I thought it was done.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:05 PM (iS1Cb)

831 oh man, whoever that was that kicked that poison onto your foot still isn't in your life I bet?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (tfQTV) fnord (tfQTV)


Oh no.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:06 PM (wB8Tg)

832
further evidence that you are the fine lady I always knew you were.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (cPsPa)

I'm very fine. But I'm an ass. But you like me anyway so that's good.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:06 PM (tHwdc)

833 Merovign, uh hmm I am usually the designateddriver. But I do drink by myself at home.(danger so i'm told)

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:04 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


An ounce? Three ounces?

Thirty ounces?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (wB8Tg)

834 Y5 I hope to sell this house later part of next year and go back to OH or somewhere green.
I want Top dollar. so I can afford to make my husband retire to a little shack by water .

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (iS1Cb)

835 I'm very fine. But I'm an ass. But you like me anyway so that's good.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



likely a birds of a feather thing

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (cPsPa)

836 and I mean a shack, I don't care , just small easily maintained with the landscape al natural.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (iS1Cb)

837 thank you Miley. for not puking on me.

that's for the babies to do, at my new summertime part-time gig. daycare. babies. spitting up and crying. poor runny noses.

but it payz de billz

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:07 PM (tfQTV)

838 I want Top dollar. so I can afford to make my husband retire to a little shack by water .
Posted by: willow at May




ah, a lass with a plan.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (cPsPa)

839 Y5, I know you have my email but you never emailed me.

But I'm an ass so there's that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:08 PM (tHwdc)

840 I hope G-d doesn't make laughter and tears of my plan.
I really want a cave or a hidey place. paid off.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:09 PM (iS1Cb)

841 I'd love a cave, willow.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:10 PM (tHwdc)

842 you guys just gave me a new nic idea

assnlass

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:10 PM (tfQTV)

843 Miley, I will share, you take that side.

Booknlass, you're to sweet to be an ass, save that for the others.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:12 PM (iS1Cb)

844 Y5, I know you have my email but you never emailed me.

But I'm an ass so there's that.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May



I assumed whatever we were going to discuss got derailed after I hoisted my dickflag all the way up and we had a dustup that one evening.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (cPsPa)

845 I hope G-d doesn't make laughter and tears of my plan.
I really want a cave or a hidey place. paid off.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:09 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


Well, I hope you get a wonderful cave near water as the result of a plan and not a flood!

http://bit.ly/1g7Kdtg

(that's a link to an article about underground homes, cover version has a pond in the middle)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:15 PM (wB8Tg)

846 I assumed whatever we were going to discuss got
derailed after I hoisted my dickflag all the way up and we had a dustup
that one evening.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:14 PM (cPsPa)

Meh, whatever. Dating sucks anyway and guys don't want me. Fageddaboudit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:17 PM (tHwdc)

847 Merovign, ooh I want that one hidden under mounds of grass,
water: green, hopefully not in a flood zone, what more could one ask?
but people sneer at tiny homes, I want a small home, not tiny, 1 bedroom, one bat, kitchen livingroom
just big enough to put my favorites stuff In and away from urban life.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:18 PM (iS1Cb)

848 what a great link to some cool homes. I dream of a hobbit home with a round door. the first pic was similar...


thanks Willow, for saying that I'm sweet. I know how to be an ass, though, and practice it sometimes.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (tfQTV)

849 did anyone mention anew post?

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (iS1Cb)

850 Meh, whatever. Dating sucks anyway and guys don't want me. Fageddaboudit.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May

so what are the first two letters for?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)

851 thanks Willow, for saying that I'm sweet. I know how to be an ass, though, and practice it sometimes.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (tfQTV)


You're funny, booknlass. Assnlass, HAH!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (tHwdc)

852 new post. new post Miley new post.
combs Mileys hair shoves her into new post

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:21 PM (iS1Cb)

853 shall we all go in together?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (tfQTV)

854 so what are the first two letters for?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:20 PM (cPsPa)

What letters?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (tHwdc)

855 shall we all go in together?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:22 PM (tfQTV)

It's about butthurt and I don't do buttstuff.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:23 PM (tHwdc)

856 What letters?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




email

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:23 PM (cPsPa)

857 Meh, whatever. Dating sucks anyway and guys don't want me. Fageddaboudit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:17 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


(fist bump)

Dating sucks and ladies don't want me.

We should have a club.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:25 PM (wB8Tg)

858 we don't have to stay on topic. we can just make the scene our way
Miley smiley

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:25 PM (tfQTV)

859 we don't have to stay on topic. we can just make the scene our way
Miley smiley
Posted by: booknlass at May




meh, this is the thread where all the cool kids are.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:26 PM (cPsPa)

860 we don't have to stay on topic. we can just make the scene our way
Miley smiley
Posted by: booknlass at May




keep your powder dry for the ont.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:26 PM (cPsPa)

861 just big enough to put my favorites stuff In and away from urban life.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2017 10:18 PM (iS1Cb) fnord (iS1Cb)


I like high ceilings and I cannot lie.

I need to get rid of a lot of stuff, personally. I hate clutter and I live in it.

I would prefer to have a lot of space so I didn't ever have to use living space as storage.

I hate knick knacks. I used to hang curtains in front of shelves so the room looked like it had less stuff in it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:28 PM (wB8Tg)

862 speaking of dry, the rain is coming down here like a cow pissing on a flat rock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (cPsPa)

863 yankeefifth, thanks for including me in the cool kids.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:30 PM (tfQTV)

864 sheesh now you mention it while I thought it was done.
Posted by: willow


Ma'am, I have evil plans that no man has a gland to stand upon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 28, 2017 10:31 PM (udajc)

865 "Ignoring Oreos, because those are a fine cookie and nothing to be mocked for...what's your go-to store-bought cookie?"

There are cookies other than Oreos? Who knew?

Posted by: setnaffa at May 28, 2017 10:32 PM (iDxq/)

866 yankeefifth, thanks for including me in the cool kids.

Posted by: booknlass at May




seemed obvious

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:32 PM (cPsPa)

867 Dating sucks and ladies don't want me.



We should have a club.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:25 PM (wB8Tg)

We can't call it the butthurt club though.
I like you Y5. I don't care about your dick flag. A guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do. Slap told me he gave you my email.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:33 PM (tHwdc)

868 today my brother helped me get a load of my 'stuff' out of my old house where my ex husband and I used to live. boxes of books, art, fabric and pictures. also, my large work table.

I've lived in this little house since Halloween without these few boxes. and I'm happy to have them back!

Moving to NM and back really streamlined my possession-life.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:34 PM (tfQTV)

869 862
speaking of dry, the rain is coming down here like a cow pissing on a flat rock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:29 PM (cPsPa)

That makes me feel self conscious.

Posted by: Bossie at May 28, 2017 10:34 PM (n3hky)

870 You see that? The lady responds to me and without so much as an extra line break tells another guy she likes him.

Might as well start diggin' my grave.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (wB8Tg)

871 Moving to NM and back really streamlined my possession-life.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:34 PM (tfQTV)

I'm working on that too, but only in my mind.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (tHwdc)

872 so, one of you morons has mail.

for the record I wanted to say one of you fuckers has mail but I am not sure how sensitive some of y'all are. so I said morons but that is not what I was thinking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:37 PM (cPsPa)

873 That makes me feel self conscious.
Posted by: Bossie at May




was sure that was going to be signed by hillary

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

874 working on it in your mind is real work, in my world. the fatigue is real, at least.

merovign, your name is one of the sexier nics in the Horde. did anybody ever tell you this?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:39 PM (tfQTV)

875 You see that? The lady responds to me and without so much as an extra line break tells another guy she likes him.



Might as well start diggin' my grave.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:36 PM (wB8Tg)
I thought I already told you I like you. But that's OK, you don't want me anyway. If guys like me they don't want me. Funny, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:40 PM (tHwdc)

876 was sure that was going to be signed by hillary

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:38 PM (cPsPa)

I wouldn't be surprised. I was grazing outside of a Hillary fundraiser, and Hillary was plastered and let her bladder dump...damn...what a cow.

Posted by: Bossie at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (n3hky)

877 purely as an observer, Miley, you're the It girl of the Horde. but from what you've been writing tonight, I wonder if something's happened to bum you out recently?

hope not.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (tfQTV)

878 for the record I wanted to say one of you fuckers
has mail but I am not sure how sensitive some of y'all are. so I said
morons but that is not what I was thinking.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:37 PM (cPsPa

You can't hurt my feelings. I've decided that feelings are stupid and a...what's the word?...drawback? No. Burden? No.

[<thinks>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:43 PM (tHwdc)

879 purely as an observer, Miley, you're the It girl of
the Horde. but from what you've been writing tonight, I wonder if
something's happened to bum you out recently?



hope not.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:42 PM (tfQTV)

Oh yes, but it doesn't matter anyway. I'll just get a crusty shell. It seems to work for some people.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:44 PM (tHwdc)

880 I thought I already told you I like you. But that's OK, you don't want me anyway. If guys like me they don't want me. Funny, right?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:40 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


WAT?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:46 PM (wB8Tg)

881 I hardly even know Miley and I want her like a seagull wants a french fry. Even though she says cray-cray things like that.

On the other hand, I am also the Titanic after like two icebergs, so my expectations are low, because while I didn't see that movie, everyone told me about it.

This is the part where I stop over-sharing. Heck, I ain't even drinking!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (wB8Tg)

882 yeah, I'm taking on water from 3 iceburgs myself. all that's showing is my smokestack, now. it's over.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (tfQTV)

883 I hardly even know Miley and I want her like a seagull wants a french fry. Even though she says cray-cray things like that.





Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:49 PM (wB8Tg)

HAH!

You're funny!
Nope, I sure know how to pick 'me! They want me but they don't. Or something. I don't get it.
I'm just gonna move to Pensacola and lay on the beach and fuckitall.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (tHwdc)

884 yeah, I'm taking on water from 3 iceburgs myself. all that's showing is my smokestack, now. it's over.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 10:52 PM (tfQTV) fnord (tfQTV)


(throws booknlass a line)

Heck, I may be sinking too but more than my smokestack is above water, maybe I can hang on until help arrives!

Or until the ocean boils away! Think positive!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (wB8Tg)

885 me=em. In case you couldn't tell.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (tHwdc)

886 You're funny!
Nope, I sure know how to pick 'me! They want me but they don't. Or something. I don't get it.
I'm just gonna move to Pensacola and lay on the beach and fuckitall.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 10:54 PM (tHwdc) fnord (tHwdc)


(changes name to "Itall" and moves to Pensacola)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 10:55 PM (wB8Tg)

887 You're funny!
Nope, I sure know how to pick 'me! They want me but they don't. Or something. I don't get it.
I'm just gonna move to Pensacola and lay on the beach and fuckitall.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May




well, that was an oddly freudian typo.



why don't all y'all get your cute behinds over to the ont, Merovign drag your hairy ass over there as well.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 28, 2017 10:56 PM (cPsPa)

888 Yeah I'm an ONT kinda gal.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (tHwdc)

889 wow until the ocean boils away. that's a long long long long long time.

Merovign, Itall, haha. you're a friend in DEED.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (tfQTV)

890 Merovign, Itall, haha. you're a friend in DEED.

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 11:00 PM (tfQTV) fnord (tfQTV)


Perhaps more often in need than in deed, but I pull my own weight, or at least most of it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 28, 2017 11:04 PM (wB8Tg)

891 are you coming to the ONT now?

Posted by: booknlass at May 28, 2017 11:09 PM (tfQTV)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-28-2017


Library of Sting, London.jpg
Sting's Personal Library, London

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes are gorgeous, safe spaces are underneath your house and are used as protection against actual dangers, like natural disasters, or Literally Hitler, and special snowflakes do not last. And unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, and would you care to know that the guy in the yellow cap who's wearing those ugly pants is Justin Bieber? Yeah, me, neither.

"Buying books would be a good thing, if one could also buy the time to read them"
--Arthur Schopenhauer


The Universal Library

but according to this very lengthy Atlantic article, Google once planned a project to scan every book in the world:

Google’s secret effort to scan every book in the world, codenamed “Project Ocean,” began in earnest in 2002 when Larry Page and Marissa Mayer sat down in the office together with a 300-page book and a metronome. Page wanted to know how long it would take to scan more than a hundred-million books, so he started with one that was lying around. Using the metronome to keep a steady pace, he and Mayer paged through the book cover-to-cover. It took them 40 minutes.

OK, so the scanning process needed to be improved. And Page managed it, so Google was able to move forward with the project:

By 2004, Google had started scanning. In just over a decade, after making deals with Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, the New York Public Library, and dozens of other library systems, the company, outpacing Page’s prediction, had scanned about 25 million books. It cost them an estimated $400 million. It was a feat not just of technology but of logistics.

$400 million is serious coin. So what happened? Legal problems. A bunch of authors filed suit, claiming massive copyright violations:

Instead of asking for anyone’s permission, Google had plundered libraries. This seemed obviously wrong: If you wanted to copy a book, you had to have the right to copy it—you had to have the damn copyright. Letting Google get away with the wholesale copying of every book in America struck them as setting a dangerous precedent, one that might well render their copyrights worthless. An advocacy group called the Authors Guild, and several book authors, filed a class action lawsuit against Google on behalf of everyone with a U.S. copyright interest in a book. (A group of publishers filed their own lawsuit but joined the Authors Guild class action shortly thereafter.)

I suppose it's hard to claim "fair use" when you're copying the entire book.

This piece has lots more about the Google case, and an interesting discussion about the history of the impact of technology on copyright protection - starting with the rolls of music used by player pianos.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

A SLABBERMENT is a sloppy mess.

Usage:

The Republican Party is a SLABBERMENT.
Maxine Waters' hair is a SLABBERMENT.
Ace's knees after a martial arts bout are a SLABBERMENT.


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Library of the New York Times, 1942
Not shown: Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize

Pic Note

H/T to The Political Hat who found it in a photographic essay, A Day In The Life Of The New York Times – September 10 1942. Those were the days when it was easier to pretend that the NY Times was an actual newspaper, rather than a left-wing bullhorn. You should go over there and scroll through the other vintage photos, they're quite interesting. Being a radio geek, I especially liked the photo of the radio room. I don't recognize the receiver the op is using, it looks kind of home-brew. Also, I wonder if there are any newspaper employment opportunities today where knowledge of Morse Code is a job requirement?


Well, Dangle My Modifier

"Laughing merrily, the cake was cut."

I've always remembered this example of a dangling something-or-other (participle? participial phrase?) from a lecture in an English class many years ago. To emphasize the point, the teacher displayed a silly drawing of a laughing cake that was being sliced in half.

Here's a list that claims to be The best misplaced and dangling modifiers of all time. Not all of them are good, but there are a couple of gems here:

"With his tail held high, my father led his prize poodle around the arena."
"I saw the dead dog driving down the interstate."

(h/t FenelonSpoke)


Book Sales

Every now and then, your local library, or other liberaries close by, will have a book sale to raise money for this or that. Frequently, you can get great deals on old books. This week, I stumbled on a site, BookSaleFinder.com, that collects information on book sales all over the country and makes it available. Just click on your state on the main page to find out the dates of book sales in your state.


Books By Morons

The fourth installment of moronette author Sgt. Mom's Luna City Series, entitled, appropriately, Luna City IV (The Chronicles of Luna City Book 4), available on Kindle, has now been published in a paperback edition:

Welcome to Luna City, Karnes County, Texas … Population 2,455, counting a new arrival from Alaska. Change is in the wind, what with plans for an expansion of the neighboring Mills Farm spa and resort by the corporation which owns it. Meanwhile, a catastrophic fire has forever altered the appearance of the Age of Aquarius Camp Ground and Goat farm, where former celebrity chef, Richard Astor-Hall (previously known as Rich Hall, the Bad Boy Chef) – still on the run from his former life – is wrestling with his commitment to the community as a member of the Luna City Volunteer Fire Department… and his attraction to Miss Kate Heisel, the star reporter for the Karnesville Daily Beacon. Drastic changes are in store for many other Lunaites as well, in this fourth installation of the Chronicles of Luna City.


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New moron author Patrick Leigh has just published his first book, a flintlock fantasy novella entitled Perdita Nightshade: An Errand in Kraken Cove:

When you’re a Half-Orc living in a world of prejudiced Humans, Elves, and other beings, everyday tasks like shopping can become immense challenges... and Perdita Nightshade always did love a challenge. But she’s not just another brooding Half-Orc with a chip on her shoulder. She’s learned what it takes to overcome others’ preconceptions about people like her. Perdita’s got a rapier wit, impeccable fashion sense, a whole repertoire of smiles, and good, old-fashioned sex appeal at her disposal. And fortunately, you can find just about everything in Kraken Cove, a prosperous harbor on the frontier continent of Arcadia. Unfortunately, you can find all kinds of trouble. Perdita’s no stranger to trouble, though, and she can give as good as she gets, using her arsenal of guns, knives, swords, and even a few spells.

Join Perdita Nightshade in this flint-lock fantasy as she outfits herself and executes a personal vendetta – with potentially world-changing ramifications. In the process, she will make new friends, encounter ruthless enemies, and even draw the attention of a few divine entities.

Kindle price $2.99.


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Alec Lloyd, another new moron author e-mailed me yesterday to tell me:

I've got a few books the 'rons may be interested in. I just published "Rise of the Alliance," the second book in a four-book series. The first book is "A Man of Destiny." If I can get the gizmos to work properly, "A Man of Destiny" will be a FREE DOWNLOAD starting on Thursday to help folks catch up.

A Man of Destiny is the first of a projected four book science fiction adventure series:

While the leaders of four thousand settled planets bicker amongst themselves, the frontier worlds threaten open rebellion. The only thing the politicians can agree on is that Maxim Darius must never become Premier. With the help of a renegade knight and a smuggler-turned-mercenary, Darius will stun them all.

The sequel is Rise of the Alliance.

Lloyd has written another novel, Scorpion's Pass: A Tale of Love and War, that looks interesting:

Miss Elizabeth Woodley had never thought seriously about marriage until the dashing Marine Captain Cedric Forrester swept her off her feet. No sooner had she caught her breath than the powerful Lord William Higsby made his own offer for her hand. Now Elizabeth must make a fateful decision that will determine her happiness and the status of her family as well. Little does she know that the fate of all three will be determined in the bloody valley known as Scorpion's Pass. A.H. Lloyd's imaginative second novel, Scorpion's Pass sets the society and culture of Regency England against a backdrop of desert-roaming warships and mysterious not-quite-human savages. A blend of the historical and fantastic, Scorpion's Pass is a tale of love and honor in a time of war.

The Kindle edition is $2.99.


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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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1 Hola Book-wookies!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:00 AM (NT3RT)

2 Tolle lege

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 09:00 AM (Ot7+c)

3 Good morning.

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2017 09:00 AM (DrCtv)

4 would you care to know that the guy in the yellow cap who's wearing those awesome pants is Justin Bieber?


FIFY!

Posted by: Pajama Boy at May 28, 2017 09:02 AM (BO/km)

5 Re-read of the David Eddings Belgariad series.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:02 AM (mpXpK)

6 I see Sting likes his books in matching sets.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:04 AM (mpXpK)

7 Good morning Hordelings.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 28, 2017 09:04 AM (tr2D7)

8 Good Sunday morning, horde! It's my favorite day of the week!

Lovely library. Full of my favorite things: wood, stone, steel, and books.

I'm reading On the Brink by Jay Winik, and want to thank you again, whichever one of you recommended it to me. The end of the Cold War and transition from Carter to Reagan has the potential to be dry reading material, if written by the wrong person. But Winik makes it read like a novel, and I'm engrossed.

I was 18 in 1980 (first presidential election, voted third party, and went to college in the fall to be radicalized). My perspective on things then was through a lefty lens, so I'm getting a re-education, for lack of a better word.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 09:05 AM (e8PP1)

9 In my hands is Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton. If you're planning a trip and are a fan of roadside attractions and oddities, this is your guide.

I learned that our own National Cathedral in D.C. has a Darth Vader gargoyle on the northwest tower:

https://cathedral.org/what-to-see/exterior/vader/

And here are the other gargoyles:

http://www.dcmemorials.com/Groups_NationalCathedralGargoyles_All.htm

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:05 AM (NT3RT)

10 Good morning, one and all, and many thanks to OM for putting up this lovely thread every week. I would like to point out how oppressive Sting's library is, what with all that dark wood paneling. He needs to go to re-education camp immediately.

I think I have started Martin Gilber's history of the Holocaust but it's bedtime reading which I think is a bad idea for comprehension. Maybe I'll read that on the computer screen so I'm sitting up.

And I started a book called "Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic." It's by a prison psychiatrist not named Theodore Dalrymple and so it seems stupid. I got as far as page 42 and I think it's going in the discard pile because of the worst example of post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning that I can recall seeing:

"If anything, death is a promise of peace, which makes it understandable that executions and capital punishment encourage more murders than they deter, as judged by the fact that the only Western industrialized nation that still retains the death penalty - the United States - also has a murder rate many times higher than do those nations which have sufficient reverence for life to have abolished punishment by death."

Apparently, the doc thinks European countries like Belgium, which is currently very busy murdering those with entirely treatable mental health problems and babies ex utero with health problems, etc., etc., show more reverence for life than the US.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 28, 2017 09:06 AM (STkEV)

11 I see Sting likes his books in matching sets.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:04 AM (mpXpK)


Heh. It does have that law library look and feel to it, doesn't it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:06 AM (WcAaY)

12 Good morning my fellow Book Threadists and welcome to Memorial Day weekend.

Just a reminder that Tolkien's "Beren and Luthien" goes on sale on June 1. I'm looking forward to it and intend to take the time to appreciate the poetry for its own sake and how the story fits into the Middle Earth history. I assume the story was personally important to Tolkien as he worked on it for most of his adult life and put the names on his and his wife's grave markers.

For those who enjoy the Lumby series, "Lost in Lumby" went on sale as an ebook today. This is number 6 in the series and the first new one in several years. I really enjoy the pleasant, sometimes poignant, reading these books provide and I'll start reading it tonight.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:06 AM (V+03K)

13 In honor of Memorial day want to bring up1 book to recommend. Was wagching Andersonville movie last night and reminded me of John McElroy's book A Story of Rebel Prisons. I have a original copy of this book but see it can be gotten on Kindle for $0.99. McElroy was a prisoner first held in Libby prison in Richmond then transfered to Andersonville then to a prison in SC.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 09:07 AM (Ot7+c)

14 On the Kindle, I read The Red Hill by David Penny. This is the first in the Thomas Berrington historical mystery series. Thomas is an English physician in Moorish Spain in 1482. He has a mysterious past, but his numerous body scars shows that he has seen combat. The Sultan asks Thomas to investigate a series of brutal murders, including that of one of his wives. Thomas' sidekick is Jorge, an eunuch of the harem, and together they become involved in palace politics and intrigue as they try to find the murderer before he strikes again. As a bonus, this very good mystery is set in an interesting time and place.

Posted by: Zoltan at May 28, 2017 09:07 AM (go62B)

15 Every now and then, your local library, or other liberaries close by,
will have a book sale to raise money for this or that. Frequently, you
can get great deals on old books. This week, I stumbled on a site, BookSaleFinder.com,
that collects information on book sales all over the country and makes
it available. Just click on your state on the main page to find out the
dates of book sales in your state.



My wife and I are in a group called "The Friends of the Library" for our local library. We get advance notice of book sales.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:07 AM (mpXpK)

16 Looks like Justin made potty in those pants.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:08 AM (sdi6R)

17 A SLABBERMENT is a sloppy mess.


Strangely enough, SLAB-O-MINT is the newest Life Savers flavor.

It's....it's not very good.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 09:08 AM (9q7Dl)

18 Every breath you take.
Every move you make.
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you...
Every single day and every word you say.
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you.

Oh, can't you see? You belong to me.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 09:10 AM (vRcUp)

19 Where is the Kama Sutra nook in Sting's library?

And who are the two busts aside a scowling Beethoven? Chopin and ...?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:10 AM (NT3RT)

20 Finished 'Band of Brothers' this week. Like most similar accounts, it's difficult to come away from it without feeling like a lesser man.

Started on 'Lucky Bastard'.

Yesterday's Movie Thread mentioning 'Moby Dick' reminded me, from time-to-time crossword puzzles sometimes give the clue for a four-letter word 'Melville novel'. The answer is 'Omoo'. I've never read it, never spoken to anyone who has. Has anyone here ever read it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 09:11 AM (ZO497)

21 The answer is 'Omoo'. I've never read it, never spoken to anyone who has. Has anyone here ever read it?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 09:11 AM (ZO497)
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I have. I like "Omoo" and "Typee" even better than his magnum dickus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:13 AM (NT3RT)

22
Just finished reading the eARC for Correia's latest Monster Hunter International book. Mixed feelings. Has some cool new characters and situations, but it's not really the fun romp with automatic weapons through unimaginable horror that we've come to expect from an MHI novel. Plenty of automatic weapons (it's Correia, after all), but the "fun" part is kind of restrained.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 28, 2017 09:14 AM (quw2O)

23 I'm truly impressed with the number of Moron Authors--impressive you lot are.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 09:15 AM (nBr1j)

24 Slabberment is a great word that I never saw before. I always get a great education from the book thread. Thanks, OMuse.

I went to the library yesterday and with great determination steered myself away from the book sale that was going on. This one was for educators and normally I would have been all over that like white on rice, but I reminded myself that my home educating days are almost over.

I read The 39 Steps and am halfway through the sequel, Greenmantle, as recommended by someone here. It's very exciting and I need to step it up because I've got to know soon what happens.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:17 AM (hrAi9)

25 Good morning, Horde!

Just finished "Andy And Don", a biography/history of the friendship between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, before, during, and after "The Andy Griffith Show".

Starting "1776" by David McCullough, now that it finally showed up at my local library.

On my Kindle app is "Yesterday's Gone", a weird, creepy, post-apocalypse tale by Sean Platt and David Wright. Drags in parts, but the writers do well in painting the scenery in my mind's eye.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:17 AM (rJUlF)

26 The answer is 'Omoo'. I've never read it, never spoken to anyone who has. Has anyone here ever read it?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


No, but I liked Billy Budd. Kind of like a proto-Gianforte.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:17 AM (vRcUp)

27 I have finished book VIII of Thomas Carlyle's History of Frederick II covering his imprisonment by his father. ( show and tell time)
http://blog.andie.org.uk/2013/12/festung-kustrin-lost-fortress.html
He was kept in solitary confinement till he repented from his ways. The building hewas kept in fortress Custrin is gone but the ruins as it was a major battleground in WWII. It also covered his sister Wilhelmine's wedding.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 09:18 AM (Ot7+c)

28 Come Sunday morning, I'm usually quite the slabberment.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 28, 2017 09:19 AM (Tyii7)

29 In my hands is Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton.

Hi, Eris!

Their website is full of great reading, too.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:19 AM (rJUlF)

30 Since this is a book and writing thread, this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon seems appropriate:

http://tinyurl.com/ya5aqyay

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 28, 2017 09:19 AM (gwPgz)

31 "Every now and then, your local library, or other liberaries close by, will have a book sale to raise money for this or that."

Ok so the book I am reading now is from one of those book sales. The "Cassel Dictionary of Superstitions". This is from the entry on "Left Side":

"It is almost universally recognized that the left (Latin, sinister) side is associated with evil and ill luck. Soothsayers in the ancient world identified the left as the abode of evil and ever since then it has been linked with witchcraft, the devil, and malevolent spirits"


I think that about says it all, doesn't it?

Posted by: Pajama Boy at May 28, 2017 09:19 AM (BO/km)

32
Sting's Library looks like it is a Potemkin Library-

meant to impress visitors but never used for reading.

Well, except for maybe the red volume set at the upper right corner of the shelving.

It appears to be a rare complete set of the Galahad "Scrummy Breakfast" Finefeather Mysteries -

including the ultra-rare "The Mystery of the Crumbly Crumpet" and "Whose Beans are These?".

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 09:20 AM (9q7Dl)

33 Frap. Off silly sock.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:20 AM (BO/km)

34 Now reading Ian Mortimer's latest "A Time-Traveler's Guide", this one for Restoration England. The previous ones on Medieval England and Elizabethan England are excellent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 09:21 AM (pQQ6D)

35 Thanks for those NY Times photos from 1942. Might have been the last time they were a decent newspaper. Love the radio gear and the fact that it was a major resource for the paper. I was surprised they still used a sounder in the radio room. I always think of them in use in the 1800s. The gear all looked commercial to me but I'm not sure.

Also, I'll bet the fumes from all that mimeograph fluid made for some interesting reactions. The photos dealing with composing and photography are fascinating.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (V+03K)

36 Apparently, the doc thinks European countries like
Belgium, which is currently very busy murdering those with entirely
treatable mental health problems and babies ex utero with health
problems, etc., etc., show more reverence for life than the US.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 28, 2017 09:06 AM (STkEV)
Not to mention that the US's murder rate isn't any higher than most European countries'; it only looks that way because the statistics are compiled differently. The US counts number of actual murders. Countries like the UK only count the number of murder convictions.

Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (26lkV)

37 25 Just finished "Andy And Don", a biography/history of
the friendship between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, before, during,
and after "The Andy Griffith Show".



Starting "1776" by David McCullough, now that it finally showed up at my local library.



On my Kindle app is "Yesterday's Gone", a weird, creepy,
post-apocalypse tale by Sean Platt and David Wright. Drags in parts,
but the writers do well in painting the scenery in my mind's eye.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:17 AM (rJUlF)

Andy Griffith met Don Knotts when they were doing the Broadway play No Time For Sargents (which was later made into a movie).

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (mpXpK)

38 Playing devil's advocate,until the scanned book is available to the public or shared beyond google, I think scanning would be okay. I'm glad someone is doing it for preservation sake.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:23 AM (IDPbH)

39 Thanks for the linkage, OM!
My daughter, who is my co-author on Luna City, is returning from California in August (she's been there since February - a matter to do with the extended family) and we'll be working market events at the end of the year ... and hopefully plotting the next Luna City installment. I'd like to bring it out next year at this time.

Oh - and on Saturday, June 10th, there will be a lot of us independent Texas authors participating in the Wimberley Book Festival, at the community center in beautiful downtown Wimberley. Stop on by, if you are in the neighborhood! (I'll be easy to spot - wearing period garb and a totally flamboyant hat.)

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at May 28, 2017 09:23 AM (xnmPy)

40 "And here are the other gargoyles: "

I don't see Pelosi in there.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:23 AM (BO/km)

41 Love that item about dangling modifiers. I wonder if there is a contest to see who can come up with the funniest ones. Sort of like the annual Bulwer-Lytton competition. Or maybe Tom Swifties.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:25 AM (V+03K)

42 Now reading Ian Mortimer's latest "A Time-Traveler's
Guide", this one for Restoration England. The previous ones on
Medieval England and Elizabethan England are excellent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 28, 2017 09:21 AM (pQQ6D)

Ooo, I have to add that to my list. I didn't even know he'd put out another one of that series.

Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 09:25 AM (26lkV)

43 Thanks for that book sale finer link!

I went to NYC yesterday to check out Fleet Week. After touring a few ships, I went down to The Strand & picked up a few books. I got the collected horror stories of Robert E. Howard - illustrated, too!; Jane's World Armoured Fighting Vehicles; and a one volume encyclopedia of post war weapons systems, everything from submachine guns to submarines.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 09:25 AM (ANIFC)

44 Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 09:20 AM (9q7Dl)

Sting was a former History teacher before he became Sting.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:26 AM (IDPbH)

45 Just finished "Andy And Don", a biography/history of the friendship between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, before, during, and after "The Andy Griffith Show".

...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread


I once thought of this really lame pun:

Q: What did Barney Fife's parents say 9 months before his conception?

A: Time to make the Don Knotts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:26 AM (vRcUp)

46 I don't see Pelosi in there.
Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:23 AM (BO/km)
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Here she is!

http://www.dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0002771.htm

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:28 AM (NT3RT)

47 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:26 AM (vRcUp)

Good one but it should be 'at time of conception'

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:29 AM (IDPbH)

48 I finished "The Mystery of Lewis Carroll" by Jenny Worth. It's a good biography of the writer and she makes her points based on actual records and accounts, avoiding the BS Freudian analysis of Carroll that has been so prevalent in the 20th century. It's a nice change from the 'is he a pervert' approach too many others have taken.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:29 AM (V+03K)

49 Sting wrote the Dire Straits hit, Money for Nothing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:30 AM (vRcUp)

50 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (mpXpK)
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No Time For Sergeants has always been one of my favorites.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 09:33 AM (Sfs6o)

51 Good one but it should be 'at time of conception'

Posted by: Jack Sock


Gah. I need to stop sniffing this Elmers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:33 AM (vRcUp)

52 You all should take a look at the vintage NYT photos. It took a hell of a lot of big iron to get that rag out back in the day. And they had actual foreign correspondents!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:34 AM (NT3RT)

53 Andy Griffith met Don Knotts when they were doing the Broadway play No Time For Sargents (which was later made into a movie).
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (mpXpK)


That's covered in the book. Don was trying out for the play. Andy recognized his voice from a radio western that Don was on, where he played a Gabby Hayes type. Andy would listen to that show while he drove around the South on the comedy circuit, and he was a huge fan.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:34 AM (rJUlF)

54 Skip, Andersonville is about 65 miles from here. I've been down there on Memorial Day with the Scouts several times.

It's a very nice site with an excellent POW museum. Lots of artifacts from POW camps all over. Letters, maps, pictures, hand made things like cooking utensils, radios, things like that. Definitely worth the visit.

A book you may find interesting is the "History of Andersonville Prison" by Ovid Futch. Some people and places mentioned in that book are very closely related to my family

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:34 AM (BO/km)

55 "No Time For Sergeants has always been one of my favorites"

Seconded. Protogomer.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:36 AM (BO/km)

56 52 You all should take a look at the vintage NYT photos. It took a hell of a lot of big iron to get that rag out back in the day. And they had actual foreign correspondents!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 09:34 AM (NT3RT)

We still do. We have reporters in Texas, and Mississippi, and...

Posted by: New York Times at May 28, 2017 09:36 AM (ANIFC)

57 50 No Time For Sergeants has always been one of my favorites.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 09:33 AM (Sfs6o)


Yeah, I always liked it too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:38 AM (mpXpK)

58 "Here she is!"


Ah. I missed that. Why is she holding a spatula?

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 09:39 AM (BO/km)

59 My class took a tour of the Cincinnati Enquirer building when I was a kid in the mid-60s. That was fun. I'm sure the technology in use was closer to 1942 than it was to today.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:39 AM (sdi6R)

60 NTFS was on the TMC last night. Reminded me of Forest Gump in that he always came out smelling like a rose in spite of himself.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:39 AM (IDPbH)

61 Good morning 'rons and 'ettes of the book.

Glad to see April is enjoying the superb narrative style of Jay Winik, an author recommended to me by another member of the Horde. I haven't read the one she's immersed in but read The Great Upheaval and 1944, the latter of which pointed out the horrendous health of Saint Delano and how he thought he was being so clever dealing with Stalin, insulting Churchill in the bargain, but was really getting his gimp ass clobbered. The Great Upheaval is simply one of the best history books I've ever read and I'm very grateful to whoever here recommended it.

Am getting close to the end of The Commodore, book 17 of the Aubrey/Maturin series and quite bluntly one of the greatest literary examinations of friendship between two very different people. This book deals with attacks against the slave trade in central Africa and the horrendous conditions on the captured ships are described in appalling detail. It also illustrates the steps that Jack takes to accommodate Stephen's desires to explore the local flora and fauna while not endangering the mission (and being bemused that after being on a ship for years at a time still doesn't have a feel for when tides change) I'll be sad at the end of this magnificent series.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 28, 2017 09:41 AM (y7DUB)

62 Yesterday's Movie Thread mentioning 'Moby Dick' reminded me, from time-to-time crossword puzzles sometimes give the clue for a four-letter word 'Melville novel'. The answer is 'Omoo'. I've never read it, never spoken to anyone who has. Has anyone here ever read it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 09:11 AM (ZO497


Never read it, but Mrs. Muse likes to do the NY Times crosswords and 'Omoo' gets used quite a lot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:42 AM (WcAaY)

63 Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 09:20 AM (9q7Dl)

Sting was a former History teacher before he became Sting.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:26 AM (IDPbH)


Eh. I could be wrong, but that looks exactly, exactly, like what you get when your Interior Designer-

needs to fill space left by empty book shelves.

They go down to the used book and secondhand stores and pick up old bound volume sets and single leather or faux leather volumes

because the can match things up and control the look, spacing, and symmetry.

It looks pretty, yo!

As we've seen with fellow morons, real home libraries are much more idiosyncratic affairs with lots of variation.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 09:43 AM (9q7Dl)

64 Until recently I did not know there was a competing classification system to the Dewey decimal system. The Library of Congress classification system. Maybe because I didn't spend much time in research libraries.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 09:43 AM (IDPbH)

65 Eh. I could be wrong, but that looks exactly, exactly, like what you get when your Interior Designer-

needs to fill space left by empty book shelves.

They go down to the used book and secondhand stores and pick up old bound volume sets and single leather or faux leather volumes

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My thoughts exactly. I used to sell rare books, and many leather bound sets were sold to decorators for that purpose.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 09:45 AM (ANIFC)

66 Google is evil and is a front for one or more Government agencies (so is Walmart),

That said Google runs the best search site and if you are looking for a lesser quote you are unlikely to find it if Google hasn't scanned the book.

Authors are funny. Most of their literary children are pretty homely.

So far "Edison's Conquest of Mars" has been a retro blast. Lots of tell not show. But the ideas and the retro are powerful. Testing of the disintegration device is historical Edison. Similar shocking to current readers as The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

Valentine Michael Smith removed unwanted items in a way that almost appears the same as the device. Dis-integrator leaves a cloud of something? Both are (fictionally) capable of removing garments.

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 09:46 AM (HGnpK)

67 I really enjoy reading headlines that read "Obama Donor Judge" and "Soros backed media outlet"
or "Obama appointee" "former Clinton appointee" or "Clnton campaign worker." We have point out the agenda every single time.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (11H2y)

68 I read The 39 Steps and am halfway through the sequel, Greenmantle, as recommended by someone here. It's very exciting and I need to step it up because I've got to know soon what happens.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:17 AM (hrAi9)


BBC-TV showed a new adaptation in 2008, which, if you ever get the opportunity to watch, you should give it a pass. It starts out promisingly enough, very exciting, the period sets look great, and then all of a sudden a KAF shows up who follows Hannay around gets him out of all of the jams he gets into. Because grrl power.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (WcAaY)

69 Slabberment: That feeling you get when you post a thoughtful and insightful response to Vic on the EMT and then realize that you've been enstompened by the Book Thread.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (Xluzf)

70 Dangling the modifier around AOSHQ is primarily discussing carnal knowledge of a simian

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (ybMGh)

71 The movie I was watching (Andersonville) seemed very accurate. Of the two books I read in fact were so close I thought they were the same book but were not but both written by former inmates.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (Ot7+c)

72 Great book thread, OM!

I just finished "Last of the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates. Published in 1996. Very readable, with a good ending.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 09:48 AM (TdMsT)

73 Mrs. Muse likes to do the NY Times crosswords and 'Omoo' gets used quite a lot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:42 AM (WcAaY)

Do they still use "Ott," and "Alou?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2017 09:49 AM (rF0hx)

74 . The US counts number of actual murders. Countries like the UK only count the number of murder convictions.


Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 09:22 AM (26lkV)

That would mean the Chicago has hardly any murders...The mayor should point this out to everyone.

Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 09:50 AM (1ThGZ)

75 Here she is!

http://www.dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0002771.htm

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


Oooh, the NatCat. Is the Episcopal Church defunct yet?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2017 09:50 AM (vRcUp)

76 I thumbed through "Microshelters" about those teeny tiny houses so popular recently. I was looking for ideas for storage and there wasn't a lot about it. It did convince me that these itty bitty abodes are only for small, young, and very agile people. Those of us the size of an overweight NFL offensive tackle are out of luck. I would be better off in a double wide trailer.

I actually like the idea of cottages. They can be cozy and comfortable for specific purposes (fishing and hunting) or to concentrate on a function (writing, painting, reading, even reloading). Thomas Jefferson had a beautiful one at Monticello. But for permanent housing, forget it.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:51 AM (V+03K)

77 Halfway through Jeff Shaara's The Frozen Hours about the Korean War. Quite good so far but as one who has read just about everything he has authored, I'm feeling a little burned out. I think that often happens with prolific writers - they can become predictable. Two observations I've come away with so far are how absolutely brutal the winter of 1950 was (let alone the carnage) for the men, particularly at Chosin. The other has been MacArthur's apparently inexplicably gross mismanagement of the conflict. This is of course the author's interpretation but as the reader, it really makes your blood boil. In any event, I would certainly recommend it based on the first half of the work.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2017 09:52 AM (Tyii7)

78 Moby Dick and Captain Ahab just got off on the wrong foot.

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 09:52 AM (HGnpK)

79 JTB, I am also pretty sure those tiny house aficionados cannot have been from large families. Anyone who grew up with multiple siblings must surely crave space.

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 09:55 AM (e8PP1)

80 Just finished Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse book 6). Liked it. The bad guy is such an asshole that the early characterization put me in a foul mood too soon though.

Posted by: DaveA at May 28, 2017 09:55 AM (FhXTo)

81 >>he and Mayer paged through the book cover-to-cover. It took them 40 minutes.

There have been better ways to scan for a long time. I worked on some of them in the 80s.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 28, 2017 09:56 AM (wwL6Q)

82 Andersonville, There is another book about the federal POW camp in Elmira, NY during the civil war. Portals to Hell, By Lonnie R. Speer, Andersonville wasn't the only hell, during the civil war.

Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 09:56 AM (1ThGZ)

83 73 ... "Do they still use "Ott," and "Alou?"
CBD, I think it is a crossword puzzle law that those two have to be used every second or third puzzle. Along with actor "Esai" Morales, whoever the hell he is. It might be in Article 10 of the Constitution.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 09:57 AM (V+03K)

84 BBC-TV showed a new adaptation in 2008, which, if you ever get the opportunity to watch, you should give it a pass. It starts out promisingly enough, very exciting, the period sets look great, and then all of a sudden a KAF shows up who follows Hannay around gets him out of all of the jams he gets into. Because grrl power.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:47 AM (WcAaY)
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I think I saw that. Did it have a handsome blond guy as Hannay? I was rather miffed by that girl too and I hadn't read the book yet, although I had seen the Hitchcock movie.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 09:57 AM (sBOL1)

85 I read Longbowman versus Crossbowman by David Campbell; it is in the Osprey Publishing "Combat" series. I have mixed feelings about this book. It is actually about the three major battles of Edward III during the early part of the Hundred Years War in France which I found informative but I was expecting more evaluation of the relative merits of the longbow compared to the crossbow based on the title; the book took a different tact and compared differences between the doctrines of the French and English armies. I also found the author's use of extensive quotations of modern historians annoying since it became obvious he was doing it to pad his word-count since most of quotations could have been paraphrased quite succinctly; on the other hand, the quotations of the contemporary chronicallers contributed to my understanding of events.

The artwork by Peter Dennis is well-done and most of the contemporary illustrations were fascinating. I'm going to give it a rating of 3.75 out of 5.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 09:58 AM (5Yee7)

86 36, right wing yankee, "Countries like the UK only count the number of murder convictions."

I did not know that. I knew that the rest of the world counts infant mortality differently, which makes us look barbarous instead of infinitely more virtuous, but I didn't know about murder rates.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 28, 2017 09:58 AM (STkEV)

87 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)

88 Since the election, when the left doubled down on their definition of the right as "Untouchables," I find myself turning more to lighthearted escapist literature.

I'm currently reading "My Italian Bulldozer," by Alexander McCall Smith. Very lighthearted and just as silly as you might imagine.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (TdMsT)

89 I read Longbowman versus Crossbowman by David Campbell;

That's when the fight started.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (oVJmc)

90 Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 28, 2017 09:52 AM (Tyii7

MacArthur was Commander for less than a year in a conflict that began with a surprise attack. Also Inchon was part of that year. MacArthur had his haters and critics before Korea so as you indicated, you must consider who is writing the history.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (IDPbH)

91 For some reason poetry has been very appealing to me lately so I've been dipping into "A Treasury of Classic Poetry". It's the fancy hardcover edition sold by Barnes and Noble. There is a nice selection to thumb through and the physical book is very nice to hold and read. It's a pleasant way to reintroduce myself to poems and poets I haven't read in many decades. And I've learned to have a copy of Shakespeare's sonnets and the complete works of Tennyson always close by to slake the occasional poetic urges.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (V+03K)

92 Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 09:58 AM (5Yee7)

Crossbow v. longbow, around this crowd? Now you've done it.

*braces for the outbreak of WWIII*

Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (26lkV)

93 "inexplicably gross mismanagement"
MacArthur was not good at all aspects of war.

"was an impossible position for a man of honor"
MacArthur had too much honor for his troops own good.
https://tinyurl.com/bdx6znx

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 10:01 AM (HGnpK)

94 I'm not casting doubt on the statement -- but I know anyone I tell about it would demand evidence because it's so astonishing. Does anyone have a source for the difference in how murders/murder convictions are counted and reported?

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 28, 2017 10:01 AM (OQYcM)

95 82
Andersonville, There is another book about the federal POW camp in
Elmira, NY during the civil war. Portals to Hell, By Lonnie R. Speer,
Andersonville wasn't the only hell, during the civil war.



Posted by: Colin at May 28, 2017 09:56 AM (1ThGZ)

I had always read that the one in Chicago was just as bad as Andersonville, but you never hear about it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 10:02 AM (mpXpK)

96 87 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)
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Me either. Got to be some left-wing commie pinko influence there somewhere. I accidentally saw the beginning of one of those shows recently - and I'd like to know how many smiling couples are still living in tiny houses after a year.

And why not just live on a boat?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 10:02 AM (Sfs6o)

97 I found a first edition hardcover of "The Great Upheaval" in a bargain bin at the supermarket, of all places. It must have been remaindered, as there was a black mark across the page edges at the bottom.

I had never heard of the book or the author, but I flipped through it quickly and immediately put it in my cart. The store periodically has bargain book bins, and they are almost all cookbooks, diet books, and popular novels. I have no idea how that one ended up there. What a find.

I still haven't gotten around to reading it, alas.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:03 AM (sdi6R)

98 This thread is so classy I think I'll need to upgrade to long pants and collared shirt, possibly with a neck tie.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 10:03 AM (nBr1j)

99 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.

Me either. I know guys with deer blinds that are bigger.

Posted by: no good deed at May 28, 2017 10:03 AM (hJamr)

100 Just another thumbs up for News of the World. Recommended here in the book thread by several people and it is a wonderful book. It will bring a smile to your face and quick read. Don't get thrown off by the author not using quotation marks for the characters when they speak, it works to the book's advantage. Highly recommended the book.

Posted by: RGallegos at May 28, 2017 10:04 AM (Vf90p)

101 94 I'm not casting doubt on the statement -- but I know anyone I tell about it would demand evidence because it's so astonishing. Does anyone have a source for the difference in how murders/murder convictions are counted and reported?
Posted by: Trimegistus at May 28, 2017 10:01 AM (OQYcM)

I don't know if it is accurate but I know that allegation is similar to the fact on how Europe reports its infant mortality rates.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 10:04 AM (IDPbH)

102 I see Sting likes his books in matching sets.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:04 AM (mpXpK)


I noticed that, too; while beautiful, the library had the feel of place where books had been purchased by the linear foot rather than for their content.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:04 AM (5Yee7)

103 Book thread!

Sorry I haven't been online lately...hope to do better

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 28, 2017 10:04 AM (hMwEB)

104 I read Longbowman versus Crossbowman by David Campbell

Little early on a Sunday morning to start a fight, isn't it?

Posted by: April at May 28, 2017 10:05 AM (e8PP1)

105 Posted by: Tonestaple at May 28, 2017 09:58 AM (STkEV)

http://rboatright.blogspot.com/2013/03/ comparing-england-or-uk-murder-rates.html

This article has a few good links to the UK Home Office, and details their method of compiling statistics. There is math, alas, but it's interesting math.

Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 10:05 AM (26lkV)

106 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)


It's all part of the grand Third Worldization of the West.

Why should you have and nice big house and consume all of those World resources that belong to all of humanity when some guy in Africa sleeps in a tiny hut?

Same with cockroaches as food, which the Left keeps pushing.

Same with destroying the suburbs and cramming everyone into mega-apartment builds.

Same with constant push for public transportation that almost nobody wants or uses.


Tiny Houses are voluntary self-Third Worldization by numbskulls disguised as virtue signaling.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 10:05 AM (9q7Dl)

107 I would need two tiny houses: One to live in, and one to keep my stuff.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (sdi6R)

108 "Buy the time to read them" is why I love Text to Speech. I also have the historical defense that both monasteries and mid/upper class homes made the practice of having one person read while others worked on projects and listened.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (sEDyY)

109 102 I noticed that, too; while beautiful, the library
had the feel of place where books had been purchased by the linear foot
rather than for their content.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:04 AM (5Yee7)


I figured they were just decorations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (mpXpK)

110 I think I'm going to have another Great Upheaval ... into the toilet.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (vRcUp)

111 Barnes and Noble is having a sale on a number of their classic collectible books. These are the ones that usually sell for around twenty buck and they are half off. I have several of them and they really are nicely bound editions. The Treasury of Classic Poetry I mentioned above is one of these. It applies to mail order and in-store. The sale ends tomorrow.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (V+03K)

112 Any Hordelings in Birmingham, Alabama? Have you visited the Museum of Fond Memories at Reed Books?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/museum-of-fond-memories-at-reed-books

When Jim Reed’s growing collection of books and random objects started taking over his family’s house, he knew there was only one thing to do. He set up a bookstore, in 1980.

There's a little used book store on my main street that I bet had just such a start. The owner can be seen sitting at the register reading.

It would be like me opening a book store in my living room, except I reserve the right to open the shop in my robe and slippers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 10:08 AM (NT3RT)

113 Living in a tiny house is probably cheaper, but I couldn't stand to be crammed in like that. It probably works best for people who work long hours and only come home to sleep. And who don't have any kids.

Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 10:09 AM (26lkV)

114
Sting was a former History teacher before he became Sting.


This explains the sound of History repeating...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 28, 2017 10:09 AM (oVJmc)

115 Back in the old days, tiny houses were just called sheds.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at May 28, 2017 10:09 AM (fHnbd)

116 I read Longbowman versus Crossbowman by David Campbell; it is in the Osprey Publishing "Combat" series. I have mixed feelings about this book.

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Anyone here read it & really like it? We could have a longbows versus crossbows fight about Longbowman versus Crossbowman!

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:11 AM (ANIFC)

117 "Crossbow v. longbow, around this crowd? Now you've done it.

*braces for the outbreak of WWIII*"

Actually, I prefer long range artillery and naval bombardment. But then I'm still learning to shoot any kind of bow.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:11 AM (V+03K)

118 111 Barnes and Noble is having a sale on a number of their classic collectible books. These are the ones that usually sell for around twenty buck and they are half off. I have several of them and they really are nicely bound editions. The Treasury of Classic Poetry I mentioned above is one of these. It applies to mail order and in-store. The sale ends tomorrow.
Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:07 AM (V+03K)

Members also have a Memorial Day coupon code. I plan on getting one today.

Of course it's the bound collection of Star Wars novels.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:12 AM (ANIFC)

119 Crossbows are for pimps.

Posted by: Henry V at May 28, 2017 10:14 AM (+GtGJ)

120 I lived in a 300 sq foot apartment in NYC. Will never live in something that small again.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 10:14 AM (IDPbH)

121 I can kinda see Tiny Houses as the modern variation of the old Mother-in-law rooms over the garage.

If your backyard is big enough.

That might be okay for an aged parent who needs some help, but is still independent.

That gives everybody their own space.

Otherwise, I can't see Tiny Houses as being anything more than an affectation or possibly a getaway cabin for writing and painting.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 10:14 AM (9q7Dl)

122 So Sting has a book museum.

That is the impression given from how well the specimens are mounted and displayed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 10:14 AM (d4e3K)

123 Re: tiny houses.

Our house is arguably too big for just my wife and me. But I like/need/love my office/library. My wife needs personal office space and or crafting space. We like to have space for the granddaughters when they come over. And we do occasionally have overnight guests.
Hence I can't see us enjoying significantly smaller housing. Downsizing may have some value in terms of expenses but the process would be torturous.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 28, 2017 10:14 AM (nBr1j)

124 >>I would need two tiny houses: One to live in, and one to keep my stuff.


I'd need 5 just for my records.

Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2017 10:15 AM (ked5m)

125 I'm two-thirds of the way through Rousseau and Romanticism which was recommended here at some point. It's made me think about where some of my own basic assumptions came from as well as those of a young man I was recently talking to who liked the idea of transhumanism. I think I'm going to recommend it to a couple of my daughters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 28, 2017 10:19 AM (sEDyY)

126 Not sure what the sq footage of my one bedroom apt is, but I've gotten a lot into it, and it doesn't feel cramped at all.

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:19 AM (ANIFC)

127 So far "Edison's Conquest of Mars" has been a retro blast. Lots of tell not show. But the ideas and the retro are powerful. Testing of the disintegration device is historical Edison. Similar shocking to current readers as The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 09:46 AM (HGnpK)


I just finished it myself and found it to be a fairly decent yarn. The best thing about it was that the story was a time-capsule of 1890's attitudes.

I had the same thought when Edison tested the disintegrator on a crow - he sure would have had PETA howling. I wonder what he thought of being portrayed as the fictional savior of mankind?

For those interested, I found a shortened version of the story in The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics, an anthology of pre-WWI sci-fi edited by Harold Kuebler and published by Hanover House in 1954.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:20 AM (5Yee7)

128 124
I'd need 5 just for my records.
Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2017 10:15 AM (ked5m)


Probably. I have two bedrooms that are chock full of stuff, like books, magazines, records, CDs, and various and sundry other things. To the point where I can barely walk around in them.

And then there's the attic.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:21 AM (sdi6R)

129 oops, that should be "pre-WWII" in my previous comment

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:22 AM (5Yee7)

130 I'd like to have an ammunition and gunpowder bunker.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 10:23 AM (Sfs6o)

131 I'd like to have an ammunition and gunpowder bunker.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 10:23 AM (Sfs6o)
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I thought you pretty much already do.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:24 AM (sBOL1)

132 Just finished listening to V the K's final installment of his Worlds Apart series. Laugh out loud passages, with several nods to the HQ, combined with political philosophy and the unending tension between those who want to be left alone and those who *need* to control others.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 28, 2017 10:24 AM (sEDyY)

133 126 Not sure what the sq footage of my one bedroom apt is, but I've gotten a lot into it, and it doesn't feel cramped at all.
Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:19 AM (ANIFC)


One thing I've always noticed when moving in and out of places is that a bare, empty room seems smaller that when it is being lived in and is full of rugs, furniture, bookshelves, knickknacks, etc.

It sounds counterintuitive, but I've had that feeling on several occasions.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:26 AM (sdi6R)

134
I thought you pretty much already do.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:24 AM (sBOL1)
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I meant one that isn't called 'half of the basement'

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 10:26 AM (Sfs6o)

135 Dutch oven, anyone?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 10:27 AM (vRcUp)

136 It would be like me opening a book store in my living room, except I reserve the right to open the shop in my robe and slippers.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 10:08 AM (NT3RT)


Pratchett talked about "L" space that was a topological convolution of reality caused by a large concentration of books in one place, and this explained why many bookstore owners were odd, as they are actually slip-throughs from alternate realities where opening around noon and working in a house coat or slippers was the peak of retail acumen.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:28 AM (mkDpn)

137 Also finished Anna Puma's A Pinch of Larceny. Cute story in a world slightly different from this. Could have used a bit more editing, but I'm definitely interested in seeing more and learning more about the world she's written.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 28, 2017 10:28 AM (sEDyY)

138 Crossbow v. longbow, around this crowd? Now you've done it.

*braces for the outbreak of WWIII*


Posted by: right wing yankee at May 28, 2017 10:00 AM (26lkV)


Campbell's book never really goes into the weeds of the relative merits of the two weapons. He does make the argument that the crossbow seemed to have a shorter range than the longbow (90-m vs. 275-m). He actually writes about the doctrinal differences between the two armies which I found very interesting but I was not impressed by his writing style in this book.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:29 AM (5Yee7)

139 I've noticed lately that it is increasingly difficult to just read through a book, especially fiction, without distraction from other books. I'll start a novel and enjoy it. But then something makes me think of passage from CS Lewis about medieval literature or some detail of WW I or a cookbook recipe or tying a fly for fishing or something. This wasn't such a problem when younger. Now I'm a little concerned and annoyed.

To counter this, I'm getting out the first three books of the O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin series to read through without interruption. This will start in a week or so once I've finished the new Tolkien and the latest Lumby books I mentioned earlier. (I've been waiting for those for many moons.) I'll have "A Sea of Words" and "The Sailor's Word-Book" handy to help make sense of the nautical jargon.

Anyone else dealing with this situation? I can't be the only one concerned about the lack of extended focus.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:31 AM (V+03K)

140 Regarding Sting's libarry, I'm going to assume Sting is the sort of fella who wants to be thought of as a guy with good taste, and is well read.

But isn't.

Pretentious, if you look the word up in a dictionary, it doesn't have Sting's picture. But it should.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 10:32 AM (Pz4pT)

141 Do they still use "Ott," and "Alou?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2017 09:49 AM (rF0hx)


Ayup. Also 'Eno' is common. Mrs. Muse had no idea who he was, but after having to sort through all the various clues about him in puzzle after puzzle, she now knows a good deal.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 10:34 AM (WcAaY)

142 "...and this explained why many bookstore owners were odd, as they are actually slip-throughs from alternate realities where opening around noon and working in a house coat or slippers was the peak of retail acumen.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:28 AM (mkDpn)"
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This theory has merit.

Does it also posit why cats are often found at these waysites to other dimensions?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 10:35 AM (NT3RT)

143 It's made me think about where some of my own basic assumptions came from as well as those of a young man I was recently talking to who liked the idea of transhumanism. I think I'm going to recommend it to a couple of my daughters.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

Part of getting older and keeping your eyes open, and actually trying to educate yourself, is the growing realization that much of what you were taught and told earlier in your life was just so much bullshit.
You are taught and told so many thing that are actually conflicting, and sorting them out may not make friends and influence people, but it can be illuminating and begin to free your mind to see the world as it actually is.
Not always a happy experience, and frequently, alienating to much of the world as it presently exists. But it is also part of being aware, and not being manipulated for the sake of others.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 28, 2017 10:36 AM (S6Pax)

144 Tiny Houses are voluntary self-Third Worldization by numbskulls disguised as virtue signaling.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 10:05 AM (9q7Dl


I get kind of a creepy "U.N." vibe to all of this, like we all should live in these tiny houses, munching cockroaches, and speaking to each other in Esperanto.

"It's a small world after all..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 10:38 AM (WcAaY)

145 Re-read of the David Eddings Belgariad series.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 09:02 AM (mpXpK)


Me too! I'm most of the way through "Magician's Gambit" and they're almost to Prolgu. I'd forgotten how flowery some of Eddings' descriptions are.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 28, 2017 10:39 AM (ar2KI)

146 Is slabberment related to slatternly? From the second paragraph of "Omoo"

"On approaching, she turned out to be a small, slatternly-looking craft, her hull and spars a dingy black, rigging all slack and bleached nearly white, and everything denoting an ill state of affairs aboard. "

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2017 10:39 AM (BO/km)

147 All Hail Eris, Alan Dean Foster wrote a book about the cats and their job.

The book is called Cat-a-Lyst.
https://www.amazon.com/Cat-Lyst-Alan-Dean-Foster/dp/0441646611

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 10:39 AM (d4e3K)

148 Anyone here read it & really like it? We could have a longbows versus crossbows fight about Longbowman versus Crossbowman!

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 10:11 AM (ANIFC)


No, although I think my disappointment was based on my expectations of the book's title. If you write a book Longbowman versus Crossbowman it behooves you to, oh I don't know, maybe discuss the relative merits of the weapons in depth? As an analysis of what Edward III's objectives were and what he did to try to achieve them, the book is OK.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:40 AM (5Yee7)

149 87 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)

It's the modern form of genteel poverty, imo

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 28, 2017 10:41 AM (hMwEB)

150 145 Me too! I'm most of the way through "Magician's
Gambit" and they're almost to Prolgu. I'd forgotten how flowery some of
Eddings' descriptions are.


Posted by: pookysgirl at May 28, 2017 10:39 AM (ar2KI)

I just wish you could get the rest of his series in the US for a Kindle. Evidently they are still squabbling over inheritance. The just recently stared selling the Belgariad series here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 10:41 AM (mpXpK)

151 Anyone else dealing with this situation? I can't be the only one concerned about the lack of extended focus.
Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:31 AM (V+03K)
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Me me me me me. I always have a bunch of books going and can't seem to focus on any of them. That's why I went to the library yesterday - to return them all except Greenmantle so I can finish the dang thing without the siren call of another book interrupting me.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:42 AM (sBOL1)

152 Does it also posit why cats are often found at these waysites to other dimensions?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 10:35 AM (NT3RT)


The theory does not address this, and any suggestion I make would be pure guessing.

It does remind me of a story about interdimensional holes, and things that come through them as a suggestion:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24392

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (mkDpn)

153 they are actually slip-throughs from alternate realities where opening around noon and working in a house coat or slippers was the peak of retail acumen.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 10:28 AM (mkDpn)
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That actually sounds like me practicing my housewifery.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (sBOL1)

154 More pretentious: Sting or Bono?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (ybMGh)

155 Polliwogette, I am glad you liked my little story. Working on three follow-on stories.

Now if I could only find if my story is listed amidst all the other entries but alas it seems Amazon has either a slabberment on their hands or simply a cock-up of epic proportions with their Storyteller contest.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/yd6lu9a6

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 10:45 AM (d4e3K)

156 More pretentious: Sting or Bono?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (ybMGh)


Bono, because his name is shorter by one letter.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 10:46 AM (WcAaY)

157 I also liked. "After drinking too much, the toilet kept moving."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 10:46 AM (qES5k)

158 I found a first edition hardcover of "The Great Upheaval" in a bargain bin at the supermarket, of all places. It must have been remaindered, as there was a black mark across the page edges at the bottom.

I had never heard of the book or the author, but I flipped through it quickly and immediately put it in my cart. The store periodically has bargain book bins, and they are almost all cookbooks, diet books, and popular novels. I have no idea how that one ended up there. What a find.

I still haven't gotten around to reading it, alas.
Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:03 AM (sdi6R)


We discussed it around here before. Jay Winik is one of the better writers of American history these days. Maybe that's a low bar, because of how many bad writers of American history there are.

Anyway, read the book!

You won't be sorry.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 10:47 AM (Pz4pT)

159 If I remember correctly the US prison near Chicago had a higher death rate than Andersonville, and the prison McElroy was sent to after Andersonville was near Loris SC (?) which was mostly a carbon copy. Remember civil wars are not known for civility between the opposing sides.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 10:47 AM (Ot7+c)

160 87 I just don't get the tiny house craze at all.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at May 28, 2017 09:59 AM (rJUlF)


It's the modern form of genteel poverty, imo

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at May 28, 2017 10:41 AM (hMwEB)


No, I think the whole push of "tiny houses are cool, yo" is more insidious than that. I think the globalists are trying to condition the proles to not expect more than a 400-ft^2 box in which to sleep, cook, watch praises of Big Brother on the TV and keep them out of inclement weather. The proles shouldn't also expect to own stuff, then they might forget their place.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:48 AM (5Yee7)

161 Tiny Houses are voluntary self-Third Worldization by numbskulls disguised as virtue signaling.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 10:05 AM (9q7Dl

I get kind of a creepy "U.N." vibe to all of this, like we all should live in these tiny houses, munching cockroaches, and speaking to each other in Esperanto.

"It's a small world after all..."
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 10:38 AM (WcAaY)


Yeah, U.N. certainly.

But likely, this is more of the "Davos Effect"-

Our Betters World-Wide Edition have finally agreed on what to do with the rest of us.

There's a great dystopian book to be written in all this- I haven't quite found the hook yet.

But, I'm rolling it around in my peanut brain as I'm writing my current novel.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2017 10:50 AM (9q7Dl)

162 Dude's a wrassler. Worked hard for that library. You go Sting! Yahooo!

Posted by: The guy who mixes up his Stings at May 28, 2017 10:51 AM (+kahX)

163 Here's another misplaced modifier. which I found on a list onanother site: ""Covered with hot melted cheese, we ate the pizza."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 10:51 AM (qES5k)

164 Well on that happy thought, I am leaving the thread. Mrs. Cop is out of town for the week and I got motivated to do some re-organization. I found a nice photograph of the St. Louis Botanical Garden that I forgot we had, so I off to the wood-shop to make a picture frame and surprise her when she gets home.

Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:52 AM (5Yee7)

165 We discussed it around here before. Jay Winik is one of the better writers of American history these days. Maybe that's a low bar, because of how many bad writers of American history there are.

Anyway, read the book!

You won't be sorry.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 10:47 AM (Pz4pT)


Yes, if for no other reasons than it gives an outstanding narration of the French Revolution without having to slog through Schama's Citizens and lets you know where the phrase Potemkin Village came from

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 28, 2017 10:53 AM (y7DUB)

166 The age of recursive self-referencing is upon us.

I wanted to catch up without doing any work, so I googled Slobberment.

The first two entries are Dutch and Danish. The third, the very first one in English, points at this here page.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 28, 2017 10:53 AM (gIRsn)

167 Tiny Houses, another front pushing Agenda 21?

By making the Leftist rubes feel even more smug about saving the planet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 10:54 AM (d4e3K)

168 More pretentious: Sting or Bono?
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (ybMGh)
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I think Sting, because I get the feeling Bono actually believes the stuff he says.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

169 The picture of the cartographer in the NY Times article really threw me. That means that if the Times ran a story and used a map for illustration, that map was hand drawn by someone on staff at the newspaper. Amazing.

And Sgt Mom, I have Luna City IV and enjoyed it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at May 28, 2017 10:56 AM (LaT54)

170 Another dangling participle:

Driving out of Darlington County
Eyes seen the glory of the coming of the Lord

Posted by: m at May 28, 2017 10:57 AM (VgThI)

171 I incorrectly posted that Sting had been a History teacher. He was an English Teacher.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 10:57 AM (IDPbH)

172 The first two entries are Dutch and Danish. The third, the very first one in English, points at this here page.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 28, 2017 10:53 AM (gIRsn)
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You got me curious, so I looked too, and you're right (naturally). But what I find funny is that the tweet OMuse linked to isn't even in the search results.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 10:57 AM (sBOL1)

173 159 If I remember correctly the US prison near Chicago had a higher death rate than Andersonville, and the prison McElroy was sent to after Andersonville was near Loris SC (?) which was mostly a carbon copy. Remember civil wars are not known for civility between the opposing sides.
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 10:47 AM (Ot7+c)


Also, towards the end of the war, the Confederacy had trouble feeding and clothing their own soldiers, let alone prisoners. The Union didn't have that excuse.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 10:58 AM (sdi6R)

174 More pretentious: Sting or Bono?
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (ybMGh)


Good question, and I'm not prepared to gauge, but I do know Bono's version is significantly more strident.

So maybe on the basis of that extra ingredient...

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 10:59 AM (Pz4pT)

175 Actually, I prefer long range artillery and naval bombardment.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 10:11 AM (V+03K)


EMP from orbit.

Posted by: Kim Jong-un at May 28, 2017 11:00 AM (TKf/P)

176 Good morning all! Finished "Lost City of the Monkey God" and found it to be quite interesting and well-written, but with a slightly unpleasant crust of PC (he writes for NatGeo, so not surprising.) Good illustration though of liberals being attacked by far-left SWJ loons, illustrative of much that is wrong in academia.
Also read "A Green and Ancient Light" which was a kindle special yesterday. Absolutely charming and beautifully written, appropriate for older children and teens, but engaging enough for adults.
As for tiny houses (my son calls them "trailers for hipsters") - I built one in the backyard last year, to be a den but it's turned into storage. Put a metal roof on it so we could safely collect rainwater (you do NOT want to drink the water that comes off your shingle roof!) If I could put a bathroom out there, it would be a great extra bedroom, but live in something that small? No.

Posted by: Miss Sippi at May 28, 2017 11:02 AM (Tcfj+)

177 No, I think the whole push of "tiny houses are cool, yo" is more insidious than that. I think the globalists are trying to condition the proles to not expect more than a 400-ft^2 box in which to sleep, cook, watch praises of Big Brother on the TV and keep them out of inclement weather. The proles shouldn't also expect to own stuff, then they might forget their place.


Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:48 AM (5Yee7)

Seriously, no shit. Thats the same damn thing I said when watching one of those shows. I was thinking here we go, the sunlit version of THX1138.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 28, 2017 11:04 AM (aMlLZ)

178 Sting has always been pretentious. One of my older cousins told me how he was all for population control during the '80s; people should only have 2 children. He already had four at that point, and shortly after the interview had another.

I have exactly one matching set of books: Emerson that was owned by my mother's family.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 28, 2017 11:05 AM (G8B7r)

179 http://tinyurl.com/ybwqjhg6

Good survey at Gateway of the many, many leaks.

Word is Trump will be doing some unmasking of his own.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 28, 2017 11:06 AM (pV/54)

180 My present house is 1100 sq ft. and when (if) we move it will definitely be to something larger, maybe double that.

Last book I read was "Homo Deus" by Yuval N. Hariri.

Enjoyable, but he sort of lost me when he went in to scientifically explaining away the existence of the human soul as being mathematically impossible.

Just another brainy nihilist, I concluded.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 11:06 AM (w7KSn)

181 Merkel is a slabberment, a slobbering one. The bitch who flooded Europe with violent migrants is calling US an unreliable partner. F the Paris climate shitbox

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:10 AM (2+tI4)

182 @82 (Colin)- Fort Delaware (Pea Patch Island) was no picnic either. One of my ancestors who fought for the Confederacy was captured and didn't last a year there.

Smallpox,scurvy, malnutrition, and foul non potable water were the order of the day and all vying to kill the prisoners.

But since it was a Union prison you will never hear a word spoken about the conditions there.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 28, 2017 11:11 AM (ARzf8)

183 That library looks like several sets of encyclopedias. Or possibly "The History of the World" in 117 volumes.

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 28, 2017 11:12 AM (PzBTm)

184 Sting has always been pretentious. One of my older cousins told me how he was all for population control during the '80s; people should only have 2 children. He already had four at that point, and shortly after the interview had another.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 28, 2017 11:05 AM (G8B7r)


Heh. Typical left wing hypocrisy. "Restrictions for thee, but not for me."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:13 AM (WcAaY)

185 Rumor has it that each buyer of a "Tiny House" gets a free copy of Al Gore's "Earth In The Balance".

Posted by: mrp at May 28, 2017 11:13 AM (Pqytn)

186 Read Sabrina Chase's One Blood (Argonauts in Space #2) after re-reading book #1, where the main characters from the Pluto spaceship go to the planet of the Neanderthals for help against the alien threat. Their travel across the planet is reminiscent of the Ringo/Weber book March Upcountry. Really good, think it's her best book so far.

Posted by: waelse1 at May 28, 2017 11:13 AM (hgoL5)

187 176 ... Miss Sippi, Thanks for mentioning "A Green and Ancient Light". I too got the Kindle version yesterday for future reading. I can always enjoy engaging and beautifully written books. It's so damn rare these days.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 11:14 AM (V+03K)

188 A lot of the tiny house craze is the realization by people in their 40's and older that they can't buy a house on one income like their parents did. Hell, I know that since I'm single, I am going to die inside a rented property. If I buy a trailer - I'm still on rented ground.

The possibility of having a house big enough to die in - yeah, that's kind of a bummer - but for those of us without a family it's an attainable and desirable goal.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 28, 2017 11:14 AM (c1VpD)

189 >> David Eddings Belgariad series.


Awesome stuff.

Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2017 11:16 AM (ked5m)

190 So who has the bigger room?

The owner/occupant of a Tiny House or a prisoner in their cell?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:17 AM (d4e3K)

191 A good application of the tiny house would be to house a mother in law or as an artist studio.
That would be just fine by me.
I'd love one on my property for a studio, situated just on the other side of the olympic size swimming pool.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 11:17 AM (w7KSn)

192 Trump tweets:
It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.
Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names....
....it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!
British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the U.K. gave to U.S. about Manchester was leaked. Gave me full details!

Game on!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 28, 2017 11:19 AM (pV/54)

193 I found Sting's library in this article, "Libraries of the Rich and Famous Part 2":

http://bookriot.com/2012/03/21/libraries-of-the-rich-and-famous-part-two/

Note Johns Hopkins Professor Richard A. Macksey's personal library of over 70,000 tomes. Wasn't this used in a previous edition of OM's illustrious and classy book thread?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 11:19 AM (NT3RT)

194 This book has been added to be To Read pile after volunteering at Trail of Honor.

Under the Cover of Light by Carole Engle Avriett tells the story of Thomas 'Jerry' Curtiss who in 1965 was shot down during a rescue mission over North Vietnam and became a POW for 7 1/2 years.
https://www.amazon.com/Under-Cover-Light-Extraordinary-Captivity/dp/1496421574

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:21 AM (d4e3K)

195 I must admit I find the move to smaller homes has it's charm. I currently have way more than I need, but I keep it in the very unlikely event that something happens to my daughter/her husband and they need to come live with me to economize. My house is paid off and big enough, hers is big but has a large mortgage. The house was large when my two daughters lived here, it's overly spacious for just two.

I cannot fathom a 100-500 Sq ft house, I have no intention of that sort of downsizing ever

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:21 AM (2+tI4)

196 190 So who has the bigger room?

The owner/occupant of a Tiny House or a prisoner in their cell?


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:17 AM (d4e3K)
The prisoner of the tiny house probably sleeps there and spends the rest of the income traveling and having "experiences". Give me property over a trip to Peru any day

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:23 AM (2+tI4)

197 "...became a POW for 7 1/2 years."

Anna, I will put that on my list. I love reading true stories like that.

You likely have read or seen "Little Dieter Needs to Fly"
A similar true story of struggle, captivity and rescue.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 11:24 AM (w7KSn)

198 As for books, I'm trying to delve into Charles Williams these days. Not sure I'm crazy about him, but the free Gutenberg project books makes it doable

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:25 AM (2+tI4)

199 I think the globalists are trying to condition the proles to not expect more than a 400-ft^2 box in which to sleep, cook, watch praises of Big Brother on the TV and keep them out of inclement weather. The proles shouldn't also expect to own stuff, then they might forget their place.


Posted by: Retire Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 28, 2017 10:48 AM

Maybe, but I think it's also because people want to own a house (not rent) but the price it out of reach and/or the maintenance of a large house is too much.

I have a small house (less than 1K sq feet). I bought it from a family of four who considered it a starter home. My insurance agent looked at it wistfully and said she and her husband would love to trade their big house for something like it, but their house was paid off and low-tax because of the Headlee amendment. So it's a retirement home, too.

Down the street is another one like mine with a family of six (all boys). They've lived here at least five years. The boys are outside all the time, and they don't have a bunch of toys, just bikes and balls.

But it's not the smallest home around here. I looked at one that's 700 and another 500 square feet - both hunting/fishing cabins used as full-time homes. An 80K house leaves room for car and student loan payments.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 28, 2017 11:25 AM (G8B7r)

200 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:17 AM (d4e3K)
The prisoner of the tiny house probably sleeps there and spends the rest of the income traveling and having "experiences". Give me property over a trip to Peru any day
Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:23 AM (2+tI4)


People can do what they want, but I have to think the tiny house people have as an undercurrent a belief that their "smaller footprint" on the planet is a good thing.

So... when you jet set around the globe much of your time, you're lying about the footprint thing. Your footprint is likely BIGGER than the guy who spends most of his time at home. It's just, your footprint is stomping all over the place, so you can lie to yourself about its size.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 11:26 AM (Pz4pT)

201 I have a cousin who lives in about a 700 sq ft cottage in Minnesota.
But, it's on a 3 acre lot. Waterfront.
Nice, but she gets the heck out of there come October thru April or so.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 11:27 AM (w7KSn)

202 The receivers in the NYT radio room look like National products; the big weird vernier tuning dial in the middle, the bar knobs on other controls, and I see a diamond-shaped logo on one of the speakers.
No idea what model unless I go look through the 30's radio magazines.
And could that picture have been taken from a worse angle for identifying the equipment ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 28, 2017 11:28 AM (yV8pG)

203 Note Johns Hopkins Professor Richard A. Macksey's personal library of over 70,000 tomes. Wasn't this used in a previous edition of OM's illustrious and classy book thread?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 11:19 AM (NT3RT)


Yes, I believe so. And I much prefer the perfesser's library to Sting's. It looks like a library that actually gets used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:31 AM (WcAaY)

204 Hey, I pioneered tiny houses.

Posted by: Ted Kaczynski at May 28, 2017 11:31 AM (sdi6R)

205 People can do what they want, but I have to think the tiny house people have as an undercurrent a belief that their "smaller footprint" on the planet is a good thing.

So... when you jet set around the globe much of your time, you're lying about the footprint thing. Your footprint is likely BIGGER than the guy who spends most of his time at home. It's just, your footprint is stomping all over the place, so you can lie to yourself about its size.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2017 11:26 AM (Pz4pT)
Yes and the virtue signaling of the globetrotters makes me ill "we're not about property...did I tell you about my trip to Thailand..." Just a different form of conspicuous consumption with nothing to show for it down the road. The son of a friend had the temerity to ask for money for a baby shower so that they could take the poor thing to South America before he's one year old

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:31 AM (2+tI4)

206 I've watched the tiny house shows on TV with the people so excited and self righteous about "down sizing" and squeezing their family of 5 into a closet. I've always wanted to see them a year later. Are they still living "tiny"? Are they still together? Has one family member snapped and murdered the others? Have the children run off to join the circus?

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 28, 2017 11:33 AM (PzBTm)

207 206 I've watched the tiny house shows on TV with the people so excited and self righteous about "down sizing" and squeezing their family of 5 into a closet. I've always wanted to see them a year later. Are they still living "tiny"? Are they still together? Has one family member snapped and murdered the others? Have the children run off to join the circus?

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 28, 2017 11:33 AM (PzBTm)
Yep, the halo they put on their heads pisses me off

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:34 AM (2+tI4)

208 NavyBrat, Col. Curtiss was at the Trail of Honor. He is a polite person, a real gentleman.

He was telling a few of us how he ended up a POW. His helicopter was hovering dropping a jungle penetrater to the pilot below when it was hit. Next thing that happens is the rotor blades are shattering while hitting the jungle trees and Curtiss is worrying they'll land atop the pilot. Luckily them crushing the pilot did not happen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (d4e3K)

209 Valentine Michael Smith removed unwanted items in a way that almost appears the same as the device. Dis-integrator leaves a cloud of something? Both are (fictionally) capable of removing garments.
Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 09:46 AM (HGnpK)

As are our transporters. And our doctor is a traditionalist.

Posted by: Daimon Tog at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (brIR5)

210 Has anyone read American Gods or Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman? Is he worth putting on the 'to be read at some point' list?

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (V+03K)

211 Thanxs Anna for that tip.
My cousin was there for 6 1/2 years. Some very interesting experiences.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (0tfLf)

212 The book I mainly remember Sting name-dropping was Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (6FqZa)

213 Months ago, I recommended Darker Shade of Magic (VE Schwab) when I was about halfway through the book. It started with a bang, but crawled across the finish line. I had bought that book when I was in London, but decided to wait for the library to get the next one (Gathering of Shadows) in. It was OK, but I won't be checking out the third one. Overall, I have decided that I loved the world building side of the books, but not the plot nor characters so much.

Did read a fun mystery- tight plot and interesting characters: Still River by Harry Hunsicker. Murder and real estate are not two things that make me say "read this book", but it came recommended. Set in Dallas area with some guns, drugs, and politics mixed in.


Posted by: Charlotte at May 28, 2017 11:36 AM (eBG5R)

214 I often reread books I enjoyed as a child. I came across a book I loved when I was maybe 13, Imperial Governor by George Shipley. The book is a fictional, first person account by Paulinus, Imperial Governor of the province of Britain, of Queen Boudicca's revolt against Rome in the first century. I'm less than a quarter way through but it does live up to my recollection (which is not always the case with the books of my youth). This time I understand more of the book both because I understand much more about Ancient Roman than I did as a youth (this is probably the first book about Ancient Rome I ever read) and I understand much more of the economic and social issues presented.

The author is rather inspiring. A career soldier, he began as a cavalry officer in India in the 20s and served through WWII as a staff officer. After the war, he was a teacher for 20 years and only after his second retirement did he begin to write; I.e., at about my age. This was his first book (although it reads as the work of a more experienced writer). He wrote a handful of other books and was lauded for his historical accuracy. He does write with the attitude of a first century Roman whose views are not whitewashed to avoid offense to modern eyes. He is forgotten today but he did provide me with entertainment and enlightenment during the Johnson administration and during the Trump administration.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 11:39 AM (Nwg0u)

215 Since we're probably going to be moving soon but have no idea when (the AF hasn't even started on Pooky's administrative discharge), we've started to plan out how to pack. I suggested boxing up our four bookcases, but we got stuck on what to leave out. Plus, that means we'd have to box up Pookette's books, and she'd probably have a cow over that since taking away books is a form of punishment. Ah, the perils of a family of bibliophiles.......

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 28, 2017 11:39 AM (ar2KI)

216 The book I mainly remember Sting name-dropping was Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (6FqZa)


Which he never actually mentioned by name, just "that book by Nabokov."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:39 AM (WcAaY)

217 The tiny house thing is interesting from a utility aspect. My 2nd house was about 1300 sq feet (counting the basement) and that was more house than we needed.

But now we live in a 2200 sq ft house(not counting the garage and 2 outbuildings) and its way more than we need, but I like it. Its on several acres though.

I really can't imagine cramming into 400 sq feet unless I was homesteading out in a wilderness area and then you would have the great outdoors to expand into.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 28, 2017 11:40 AM (ARzf8)

218 Diogenes, yes. Very interesting is a polite way to put it.

Another POW at the Trail of Honor was Lt. Cmdr. Agnew, RVAH-13, pilot of RA-5C Vigilante Bu No 1556633. His recon plane got shot down by a MiG-21.

One of his comments on him being captured was - "they stepped aside so I could land."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:40 AM (d4e3K)

219 Google's scanning project had some real benefits for me. I was living in rural Louisiana working as a contractor at JRTC and trying to do my master's at the same time. There was some out of print stuff on the Imperial Japanese Navy I wanted/needed for paper on Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Pacific War, plus some of Mahan's more obscure shit that Google Books was able to pull out for me. Even with copyright redactions, I was able to get some good quotes and page cites.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at May 28, 2017 11:40 AM (mS2v0)

220 Has anyone read American Gods or Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman? Is he worth putting on the 'to be read at some point' list? Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 11:35 AM (V+03K)
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Yes to both. Sometimes the mashup of the various mythologies is hard to follow, but both are good tales. Very dark, but the Trickster legends are dark. I think both would have been tighter with more editing, but definitely worth the time. ps -- read in chrono order.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 11:43 AM (MIKMs)

221 Which he never actually mentioned by name, just "that book by Nabokov."
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 11:39 AM (WcAa

Don't stand. Don't stand so close to me.

Posted by: Daimon Tog at May 28, 2017 11:45 AM (brIR5)

222 Ferengi sock off!

Posted by: Fox2! at May 28, 2017 11:45 AM (brIR5)

223 Isn't a "Tiny House" just a trailer without a park?

Posted by: X-ray at May 28, 2017 11:46 AM (N4gtY)

224 Does anyone really imagine Sting spends his time pouring through the collected works of whover in these antique editions?

Posted by: CN at May 28, 2017 11:46 AM (2+tI4)

225 188 A lot of the tiny house craze is the realization by people in their 40's and older that they can't buy a house on one income like their parents did. Hell, I know that since I'm single, I am going to die inside a rented property. If I buy a trailer - I'm still on rented ground.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 28, 2017 11:14 AM

I bought my house because rent and utilities kept going up. Even though the market crashed and my property is worth 40K less than what I paid (and about half the top of market), I pay about $650 a month for mortgage, insurance, and utilities. That was just my rent at a one bedroom apartment when I moved.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 28, 2017 11:47 AM (G8B7r)

226 When I originally bought my house it was 1420 sq ft on a 3/4 acre lot. It is in the county but near the town. I paid $50K for it in 1981. It is now ~1700 sq ft on 1.5 acres.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 11:50 AM (mpXpK)

227 George Shipley should be George Shipway

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2017 11:51 AM (mkDpn)

228 157 I also liked. "After drinking too much, the toilet kept moving."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 28, 2017 10:46 AM (qES5k)


Ah yes, that reminds me of my college days.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 11:51 AM (sdi6R)

229 Google's prohibition against being evil always seems to run smack dab into the fact that they cannot tell right from wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:52 AM (g8Y0s)

230 Help! I've gone down the rabbit hole of Pinterest library porn!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 11:53 AM (NT3RT)

231 168 More pretentious: Sting or Bono?
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 28, 2017 10:44 AM (ybMGh)
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I think Sting, because I get the feeling Bono actually believes the stuff he says.
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It's a toss-up, but I'd go with Sting. Bono at least used to flummox his anti-Bush audiences by saying "W" had done more to fight AIDS in Africa than any other President.

Confusion, cognitive dissonance and consternation ensued....

Posted by: Noam Sayen at May 28, 2017 11:53 AM (611Lm)

232 Does anyone really imagine Sting spends his time pouring through the collected works of whover in these antique editions?
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Before the internet, as a reader or student, having sets was actually useful because you could find, in your own house, stuff to read and citations to use without the time constraints of library hours. So I don't make too much fun of people with matchy-matchy sets -- the only times I do is when they are obviously books by the yard of old obscure novels bought as decor (I have actually attempted to read some of them) like the Franklin Mint/Readers Digest. Bound in the finest Corinthian Leather.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 11:53 AM (MIKMs)

233 Anna.
Yes, trying to be polite. Harrowing, brutal, cruel. Those apply too.
I've read McCain's book about it. And spoken with the cousin. A very difficult time but in retrospect after learning how they coped, very uplifting.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 28, 2017 11:54 AM (0tfLf)

234 I liked American Gods. It's not one I would call a must read, but it was entertaining enough. One word of caution though, it does have a pretty graphic gay scene. It's not story line related though, so feel free to skip it.

Posted by: Lauren at May 28, 2017 11:55 AM (OeoF8)

235 Maybe this will rescue All Hail Eris, a history of the boot.

https://www.amazon.com/Boot-Bradley-Quinn/dp/1856696634

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 28, 2017 11:56 AM (d4e3K)

236
B-52 flyover of the Indy 500 opening ceremonies. Must be from Minot...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 12:00 PM (4DCSq)

237 Book Expo America is this week at the Javis Center in NY

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 28, 2017 12:01 PM (CesFO)

238 George Shipley should be George Shipway

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D'oh!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 12:02 PM (Nwg0u)

239 Lauren and mustbequantum, Thanks for the remarks about Neil Gaiman. He goes on the list.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 12:07 PM (V+03K)

240 hi there, I've been researching a story on tiny houses for the senior citizen website I write for. Some of 'em say that smaller footprint BS, but most want to own something nice that they can afford. Oldsters want to downsize and be closer to relatives without renting -but older couples say that a couple of rainy days gets tiresome . I'm looking because I'm 62 and need an exit strategy from NYC when they finally kill rent stabilization protection. I will never be able to get a mortgage, don't have a lot of dough and lived in 600 sq feet or less almost my whole life, in railroad flats. Not. big change.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 12:08 PM (11H2y)

241 Who couldda seen this coming? From the NYT'

We'll probably never know Salman Abedi's true motive.

http://tinyurl.com/yc3odo8b

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 12:11 PM (Nwg0u)

242 The room I'm sitting in right now is the smallest bedroom in my house.

The house was built at the height of the baby boom in the 1950s, so it was probably intended as a nursery.

When my family first moved here, it was my younger sister's bedroom. Eventually she outgrew it and moved into a larger bedroom.

Then my dad used it as a den. Today I use it for much the same purpose, and since my computer is here, I spend more time in this room than any other. I hardly ever use the much larger living room since I quit watching TV.

You would not believe how much stuff I have crammed into this room. Yet I find it comfortable.

If I emptied out this room, it probably wouldn't be much bigger than a walk-in closet in some houses.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 12:11 PM (sdi6R)

243 Heh. It does have that law library look and feel to it, doesn't it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 28, 2017 09:06 AM (WcAaY)

I noticed that, too. Almost as though the library was supplied by an interior decorator. I remember a pub in Vancouver, B.C. that was decorated that way, and most of the books were old law books, outdated encyclopedias, and cheap bound set of classics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:11 PM (XUcIQ)

244 Looks like Justin made potty in those pants.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:08 AM (sdi6R)

Those are high-capacity pantload pants.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:13 PM (XUcIQ)

245 229 Google's prohibition against being evil always seems to run smack dab into the fact that they cannot tell right from wrong.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:52 AM (g8Y0s)

Google is not a thinking entity... it is a Company controlled by a small group of people....

So you must then ask, what do the people who control the company think.... do they even believe in EVIL? do they have some base beliefs about what is good? or what is evil? and are the CONSISTENT?

Its like the 'the US Government has an interest in'.... well.. no... the US Government itself has no interests... the people RUNNING said government does, and then they HIDE their actions behind the larger unaccountable term...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 12:14 PM (NgKpN)

246
I bought way more house than I needed. But then I'm not a very disciplined individual. If I hadn't purchased something of enduring value I would have spent my life buying rapidly depreciating crap.

In the end, with mortgage paid, and it having appreciated something like three times the initial purchase price, it seems like it was a good idea. For me.

I'm only presenting this as the other side of the coin. I don't recommend this for anyone, much less everyone. There's financial self discipline, which I lack, and the strict financial discipline imposed by scrapping by month to month for decades.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 12:14 PM (HTdUD)

247 and yes a tiny house is a trailer without a park. They are on wheels (I saw a story about people getting their tiny house stolen, too.) all those tiny house folks are in locations where there are no zoning problems, isolated, where they own the land. A lot of communities don't like tiny houses because they impact property values...and there are lots of social service types who think tiny houses are good solution to the homeless problem. I agree that a follow up story a year later would be great.

Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 12:15 PM (11H2y)

248 *shakes fist at Anna*

Alright, off to visit my good friends who don't live in little grey boxes.

Hey, we're all Tiny House aficionados here!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 28, 2017 12:18 PM (NT3RT)

249 Appropriate for Memorial day I'd like to recommend all the Vietnam books by Keith William Nolan. He wrote 12 of them, interviewed dozens of the survivors of the units involved, one of them was my old unit , 9th Inf. in Tet "House to House", I knew a lot of the guys and incidents. The guys are all in their late 60s to early 70s now, it seems the public doesn't have too much interest in this period.Anyway Good Reads link below with description of his books.

http://tinyurl.com/y6vz5kno

Posted by: JHW at May 28, 2017 12:19 PM (kn0BL)

250 Posted by: vivi at May 28, 2017 12:08 PM (11H2y)

I've been thinking about building a family compound.... probably on land in Colorado... we have 4 in my family who all want to downsize in the next few years...

It will have a Central building... with a big kitchen and dining room... and a living room / den arrangement where everyone has access...

But then... a collection of small unattached bungalows.... each like a small apartment with small kitchen, single bedroom, LARGE bath, and living room...

So.... combination Family area, and then PRIVATE areas...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 12:20 PM (NgKpN)

251 Google is, by now, a quasi governmental agency, of that there can be no doubt.
They have those large hangars at Mt. View (Federal property) and share information with NSA.


"Don't Be Evil" is a total pantload.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 12:20 PM (w7KSn)

252 This may or may not be a dangling participle:

Leaving a trail of slime wherever she went, Nancy Pelosi watched Maxine Waters approach the podium.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 12:21 PM (Nwg0u)

253 I noticed that, too. Almost as though the library was supplied by an interior decorator.

I agree, it looks like the work of a decorator, not a bibliophile. That's probably unfair, if I had the money Sting does I'd have all rich leather bound editions of everything I could get instead of a random jumble of second hand paperbacks.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 28, 2017 12:22 PM (39g3+)

254 I recommend Harvard Classics and Great Books as useful sets. Wide-ranging and enough meat for further study. I keep my old 11th edition Britannica for reference and the all-purpose 1930 Roget's (both Latin and Greek quotes for sources).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 12:23 PM (MIKMs)

255 I would also like to see a follow-up on the tiny houses - like how many possessions and goods are now kept outside, leaning against the walls, creeping down the lawn.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 12:23 PM (+tKYk)

256 Everyone at church?

Posted by: josephistan at May 28, 2017 12:29 PM (ANIFC)

257 I have a friend who lives in a 4k sq ft house, alone.
One very large bedroom is filled with nothing but Gibson electric guitars, all the same model (I forget the model number) but they are the red solid body ones with the pointy tips on the body.
He must have several hundred. You can't walk in that room, seriously, you open the door, and you would have to start stacking the guitars in the hallways to get in.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 12:30 PM (w7KSn)

258 ***CNN BREAKING NEWS UPDATE*** PRESIDENT HID BEHIND CHILDREN FOR SECRET MEETINGS WITH PUTIN IN MOSCOW

link in nic

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 28, 2017 12:30 PM (Ndje9)

259 I saw Tiny Houses open for Big Country in 08 at Pine Knob

Posted by: A deplorable dude in MI at May 28, 2017 12:32 PM (5Uq5D)

260 He must have several hundred. You can't walk in that room, seriously, you open the door, and you would have to start stacking the guitars in the hallways to get in.
Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 12:30 PM (w7KSn)
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I presume he plays, but what does he do with that many? I think my son has 8 guitars, including a bass and a 12-string, and I think that's a lot, but he does play them all.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 12:33 PM (sBOL1)

261 I just looked it up.
They are all Gibson SG (standard guitar).
I suppose he collects them for resale, eventually.
I see most of them are going for north of $1k, some I see as high as $5k.

Posted by: navybrat at May 28, 2017 12:36 PM (w7KSn)

262 Thank you for the kind words, waelse1! To be mentioned in the company of Ringo and Weber is...highly motivating *rolls up writer sleeves*.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at May 28, 2017 12:37 PM (mDjbp)

263 My son's favorite guitar is his Gibson SG. We got it for him for Christmas one year once we saw what he could do with a guitar.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 12:38 PM (sBOL1)

264 Oh great, tiny houses. Now, instead of just being annoyed at your neighbor parking his cars in the street you can also be annoyed at keeping stuff in the street as well. Because if his garage was too full of crap to fit a car, where does the crap go without a garage?

Ah, minimalist dude. That's how it's accomplish. Discard everything non-essential.

You notice the common denominator with every minimalist dude. The lack of a minimalist dudette.

Posted by: charley horse at May 28, 2017 12:39 PM (+kahX)

265 I keep my old 11th edition Britannica for reference and the all-purpose 1930 Roget's (both Latin and Greek quotes for sources).
Posted by: mustbequantum
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Same here. Do not recall the Edition, but my Britannica is 1989 version, Roget's, and Bartletts, as well as Putnam's Phrase Book, The New Dictionary of Thoughts, and Simpson's Contemporary Quotations.

It's all very convenient, I don't have to engage in any original thought at all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 12:42 PM (ZO497)

266 It's all very convenient, I don't have to engage in any original thought at all.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 12:42 PM (ZO497)
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Thus leaving you more time to engage with us.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 12:42 PM (sBOL1)

267 I could live a very minimal life, but there'd be a lot of books, papers, kitchen supplies, and plants stacked around.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 28, 2017 12:42 PM (39g3+)

268 Oh great, tiny houses. Now, instead of just being annoyed at your neighbor parking his cars in the street you can also be annoyed at keeping stuff in the street as well.
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I don't know about the rest of the nation, but in the south, a 'tiny house' is called a 'garage'. If it's on wheels, then it's just a trailer with shingles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 12:44 PM (NBHj5)

269 My mom has a full leather bound Encyclopedia Britannica set from 1939. Everything in it is quite useful research, I still use it (gently) for information because its incredibly well written and scholarly about the times and history. I'm sure its worth an absolute fortune at this point, its even in the original shelf they sold with the books.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 28, 2017 12:44 PM (39g3+)

270 Ah, minimalist dude. That's how it's accomplish. Discard everything non-essential.


You notice the common denominator with every minimalist dude. The lack of a minimalist dudette.
--

It's not our fault.

We need shoes.

And outfits. And undergarments.

And... BOOOKS!!!

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 12:45 PM (aT+Bx)

271 @249 JHW I read 'The Hill Fights- First Battle of Khe Sanh" by Edward F. Murphy and it was a page turner. I highly recommend that one.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 28, 2017 12:46 PM (ARzf8)

272 And purses, shibumi, don't forget purses.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 12:48 PM (sBOL1)

273 MSNBC weekend anchor pushing point that Congressional Rs shouldn't support Trump's agenda because his election was illegitimate.

MSM delenda est

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 28, 2017 12:49 PM (pV/54)

274 Ah, minimalist dude. That's how it's accomplish. Discard everything non-essential. You notice the common denominator with every minimalist dude. The lack of a minimalist dudette.
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LOL. They marry each other. I will mention that for my friends and relatives, it appears to be the other way around. Dudettes getting rid of everything to redecorate every other year with latest HGTV trend.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

275 Thus leaving you more time to engage with us.

Posted by: bluebell
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"Time is a dressmaker, specializing in alterations"
-- Faith Baldwin

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 12:50 PM (ZO497)

276 And purses, shibumi, don't forget purses.
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Yeah. I'm not a big spender on purses, so I have LOTS of them. For every season and every occasion.

But lots more books.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 12:52 PM (aT+Bx)

277
Big crash at Indy. Dixon and Howard...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 12:54 PM (4DCSq)

278 I'm about a third of the way through "Freehold" by Michael Williamson. Someone please tell me this gets better. I got it for free through the Wrongthink giveaway, so I'm not out any cash, but it's kind of a tedious read.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at May 28, 2017 12:57 PM (THS4q)

279 Terrible crash at Indy. Dixon should be on his knees thanking The Good Lord he survived it.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 28, 2017 12:59 PM (b8+C/)

280 I'm about a third of the way through "Freehold" by Michael Williamson. Someone please tell me this gets better. I got it for free through the Wrongthink giveaway, so I'm not out any cash, but it's kind of a tedious read.
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If you don't like it, stop reading it.

Life is too short and our time is too precious to read bad books.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 01:01 PM (aT+Bx)

281
Dixon was just in the wrong place and got collected. The biggest piece could fit in my Ranger.

Red flag to repair the safety fence...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 01:02 PM (4DCSq)

282 Life is too short and our time is too precious to read bad books.
Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 01:01 PM (aT+Bx)
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I agree, as does our illustrious host. Who cares what other people think, if you don't like it, just stop.

I gave up on The Girl on the Train, even though almost everyone loves it, because I was disgusted with every character in it, including the girl herself. I kept pushing myself to read it until I finally said what the heck am I doing?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 01:03 PM (sBOL1)

283 I gave up on The Girl on the Train, even though almost everyone loves it, because I was disgusted with every character in it, including the girl herself. I kept pushing myself to read it until I finally said what the heck am I doing?
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Also... people often forget that badly written books get published. Why? I have no idea in regards to fiction-- I'm guessing the person has a "name" or the book reflects an agenda that the publisher has.

In regards to non-fiction, it's a crapshoot. Lots of books are from people who are PhDs that HAVE to publish, and their work IS published by university presses. And it's horrible and unreadable.

Not because they're smarter than you; they're BAD writers, which readers never consider.

/it's not you. it's them.

Posted by: shibumi at May 28, 2017 01:07 PM (aT+Bx)

284 To turn this into a race thread or not?
I remember reading 30 Days in May as a young teenager about the Indy 500. Just looked for it on Kindle but doesn't show up.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 01:09 PM (qcbvC)

285 https://www.amazon.com/Thirty-Days-May-Indy-500/dp/0399606300

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 01:10 PM (qcbvC)

286 Jim Bunning, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Congressman, died Friday, May 26, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 85.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at May 28, 2017 01:10 PM (e8kgV)

287 Hows that for memory?, read that over 40 years ago and not once since.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 01:11 PM (qcbvC)

288 I guess we don't have any COBs today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 01:12 PM (mpXpK)

289 Thirty days in May with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 01:13 PM (IqV8l)

290 I use Google Books a lot, mostly religious works. It is a great resource.

Posted by: MAGA at May 28, 2017 01:13 PM (LQ1Q3)

291
Jim Bunning, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Congressman, died Friday, May 26, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 85.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD


Darn. I'll never forget his Father's Day perfect game, pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies in whatever-the-hell year that was.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:14 PM (HTdUD)

292 >>>"Laughing merrily, the cake was cut."

How do you cut a cake into 8 pieces with only 3 cuts? Twice from the top, once through the middle.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 01:14 PM (vRcUp)

293 Jim Bunning was also a US Senator.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:18 PM (HTdUD)

294 Whenever I see a library that looks like Sting's, I think "poseur," unless they are a doctor or other professional who have to routinely utilize reference series.

That is a trophy-library. I'd venture that most of those books have never been opened, let alone read.

Posted by: RobM1981 at May 28, 2017 01:19 PM (VVBN7)

295 We need shoes.

And outfits. And undergarments.

And... BOOOKS!!!

Posted by: shibumi


*fistbump*

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 28, 2017 01:20 PM (vRcUp)

296 Jim Bunning was also a Republican.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:20 PM (HTdUD)

297
284 To turn this into a race thread or not?
I remember reading 30 Days in May as a young teenager about the Indy 500.


Nice blending of the topics, Skip!

Thunderstorms knocked out my satellite this morning, so missed it. How did Vettel take the lead?

BTW, NDH used to give us an occasional racing thread.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 01:23 PM (4DCSq)

298 Hmmm spree killing in Mississippi...

*checks CNN*

Hmmm. Nothing there. Bet he's black.

*checks online elsewhere*

Yup.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2017 01:23 PM (4ErVI)

299 Best SLABBERMENT twins.
McCain and Lindsey
Obama and Uncle Joe
Nancy and Chuck
Bill and Loretta (get back, with your pardon of Hill and your Don vendetta)

Posted by: Rhennigantx at May 28, 2017 01:24 PM (bmkS9)

300 Jim Bunning died Friday, 85

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at May 28, 2017 01:34 PM (e8kgV)

301 Well its dinner/late lunch time, lots to go in this race and sure a few more crashes to halt the action.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 01:35 PM (qcbvC)

302 244 Looks like Justin made potty in those pants.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 09:08 AM (sdi6R)

Those are high-capacity pantload pants.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2017 12:13 PM (XUcIQ)



Iced tea sprayed all over my poo iPad!!!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 01:37 PM (TdMsT)

303 https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/265965/

Hillary friends say she's seething with rage and haunted by losing to someone she considers a dumb, soulless manipulator.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 01:38 PM (VdICR)

304 Jim Bunning was a Hall of Fame pitcher, a United States Senator, pitched no-hitters in both the NL and Al, pitched a perfect game (the first in 84 years), and was a Republican.

If he was a Democrat this would be front page news. Sad that the partisan divide can't be lifted slightly in respect to his incredible accomplishments.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:38 PM (HTdUD)

305 Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 28, 2017 11:47 AM (G8B7r)

This is a late comment, but here goes.

Thank God for you guys. I was feeling seriously out of sync with the SMT for the first time. I started looking at Tiny Houses before they became a TV show. And after years of living in houses of decreasing size and overseas a lot on 2 year stretches I discovered I actually end up living in one room (no matter how many there are). And I like it.But had to have substantial outdoor access. My cousin has a farm.

But got sick. Now recovering almost 4 years later even a tiny house is out of my range.

As for Sting. He is not as ridiculous as most rock stars. And if a teacher at one time I get a library. If I had his money I would have nicely bound classics as well. Someone above was talking about that. Poetry books. And despite my circumstances I have held onto 58 volumes of nicely bound Great Books. Substantially down sized the rest of the library.

So, that's that. BTW now that they are a "thing" TH seriously over hyped, and over priced.


Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 01:39 PM (OU4q6)

306 Hillary friends say she's seething with rage and haunted by losing to someone she considers a dumb, soulless manipulator.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 01:38 PM (VdICR)

I'm haunted by the memories of election night when I pondered what would happen if Hillary won.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2017 01:40 PM (4ErVI)

307 Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 11:53 AM (MIKMs)

I have all the Readers Digest volumes of condensed books. Many books I would not have read otherwise.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 01:40 PM (IDPbH)

308 @298 Dick Thrombosis- "Spree Killing in MS. Checks CNN- Nothing there- bet he's black" Checked online elsewhere..Yep"

HAH! I did the EXACT same thing.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 28, 2017 01:42 PM (ARzf8)

309 @298 Dick Thrombosis- "Spree Killing in MS. Checks CNN- Nothing there- bet he's black" Checked online elsewhere..Yep"

HAH! I did the EXACT same thing.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 28, 2017 01:42 PM (ARzf

CB makes three.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 28, 2017 01:45 PM (Jcg9Q)

310 Posted by: JHW at May 28, 2017 12:19 PM (kn0BL)

Thanks. I am going to check them out. God bless them all. RIP. And a big thank you.

Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 01:47 PM (OU4q6)

311 Hillary friends say she's seething with rage and haunted by losing to someone she considers a dumb, soulless manipulator.

I'm a smart soulless manipulator, with a vagina.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 01:48 PM (vRcUp)

312 I have all the Readers Digest volumes of condensed books. Many books I would not have read otherwise. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 28, 2017 01:40 PM (IDPbH)
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I agree that there are some that I would never have attempted without 'condensed' versions initially, especially with popular fiction. For a home without books, the RD series was awesome. Some people read, some don't.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 01:48 PM (MIKMs)

313 Jim Bunning was also a US Senator.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:18 PM (HTdUD)


Bunning was a GREAT Senator.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 28, 2017 01:50 PM (zc3Db)

314 I'm a smart soulless manipulator, with a vagina.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton


I'll have to take her word for that last bit.

Strange, though, how a super genius didn't know how the Electoral College works. . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 01:54 PM (ofVSV)

315 Hillary is dead. They are animating her corpse. They should make a book/movie, "Hillary Clinton, Zombie".

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 01:55 PM (HGnpK)

316 311 Hillary friends say she's seething with rage and haunted by losing to someone she considers a dumb, soulless manipulator.

I'm a smart soulless manipulator, with a vagina.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2017 01:48 PM (vRcUp)



May her anger FINISH HER.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 01:56 PM (TdMsT)

317 "hi there, I've been researching a story on tiny houses for the senior citizen website I write for."

I've been in a couple of those things, and all of them had design features incompatible with independently aging in place. Loft beds, storage cubbies way down at floor level.

There is a time when the daily motions of one's life must become more... _planar_ than 3-D. When you want the majority of drawers and cabinets around waist height, and you don't want to be clambering down a ladder from your bed in the dark when nature calls.

Unfortunately, the trade space when designing a tiny house is such that it's difficult for stuff to not be 3-D.

I would argue in favor of picking a spot in the boonies and building a larger but spartan cabin. Which can be done pretty cheaply if one eschews yuppie design features.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 28, 2017 01:57 PM (ujwCG)

318 245
229 Google's prohibition against being evil always seems to run smack dab into the fact that they cannot tell right from wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2017 11:52 AM (g8Y0s)



a Company controlled by a small group of people....



what do the people who control the company
think.... do they even believe in EVIL?


Posted by: Don Q. at May 28, 2017 12:14 PM (NgKpN)

Google=EVIL=Eric Schmidt

Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 01:57 PM (OU4q6)

319 Bunning was a GREAT Senator.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


I never followed his career in Kentucky much, but his Wiki page refers to him as conservative. So I imagine the MSM will pretty much ignore him and his accomplishments in both sports and politics.

Shame that. I'll never forget the realization that inning after inning he was getting the other team out, 1,2,3 and the sports announcers were too 'jinxed up' to mention that fact. I think I bit every nail on my fingers off by the ninth inning.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 01:58 PM (HTdUD)

320
May her anger FINISH HER.
Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 28, 2017 01:56 PM (TdMsT)

+++

Was going to say the same thing - hoping it eats her up alive. And it might. Her anger seems to be not diminishing but getting stronger.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 28, 2017 01:58 PM (+tKYk)

321 Hey everybody.

Anybody else here besides me have poker books in their library? I have:

- Super System, Doyle Brunson
- Super System 2
- Theory of Poker, David Sklansky
- Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players, Sklansky
- No Limit Hold'em, Sklansky/Miller
- Tournament Poker, Sklansky
- Caro's Most Profitable Poker Advice, Mike Caro
- Caro's Book of Poker Tells
- Small Stakes Hold'em, Ed Miller
- Winning Small Stakes Hold'em, Lee Jones
- Professional No-Limit Hold'em, Flynn/Mehta/Miller
- Why You Lose at Poker, Fox/Harker
- Reading Poker Tells, Zachary Ellwood

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 01:59 PM (eMKNe)

322 I would argue in favor of picking a spot in the boonies and building a larger but spartan cabin.

Yeah, you need that for your Necronomicon research

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2017 02:00 PM (ofVSV)

323 I'm back. Went out to breakfast (opted for lunch - grilled cheese and soup) and ran some errands. It started sprinkling while I was out so I guess I won't be able to do all those chores and projects I wanted to get done and will be forced to sit on my ass instead.

Also, Fuji apples are the best apples.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:01 PM (Sfs6o)

324 Weasel, I think you should go down to your bunker and do some reloading.

Stayman are better.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:02 PM (sBOL1)

325 #310 gracepc
I'd especially recommend Ripcord. I've been at the Ripcord vets website the last hour reading their takes. That book infuriated me and every vet I've lent it too. It was the last big battle US forces participated in, 101st Airborne in the Ashau valley. 2 battalions held out 4 months against a whole NVA division until they pulled out, essentially a lost battle partly because you know who in congress cut back supplies and ammunition that late in the war. You can't help but be proud of the GIs that went through that with scumbag politicians back-stabbing the, a hellava read.

Posted by: JHW at May 28, 2017 02:03 PM (kn0BL)

326
Stayman are better.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:02 PM (sBOL1)
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Stayman? Don't believe I've ever tried them. Because it's impossible to be better than the Fuji.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:04 PM (Sfs6o)

327 "Help! I've gone down the rabbit hole of Pinterest library porn!"

There's a collection of classic pulp paperback covers re-imagined with librarians as the villainesses, dominatrices, or noir heroines. It's really something.

"Her private pupils would *always* remember her special lessons in the Dewey Decimal System."

Now I can't find the damned link! Growl, mutter.

::: rummages to no effect :::

Posted by: torquewrench at May 28, 2017 02:05 PM (ujwCG)

328 Weasel, you're not going to find Stayman in the grocery stores around here much, maybe in a couple places in the fall. I get mine at the farmer's market and they are the best.

My mom used to get them in the grocery store when I was growing up here. I'll bet yours did too.

Fuji are good, but Stayman are better.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:07 PM (sBOL1)

329 YES! We're finally getting a Chik-fil-A in my 'hood. The "Coming Soon" sign just went up. The SJW's are running around screaming like their panties are on fire. Good. Let them stay in their safe spaces. Shorter lines for us normies to get tasty chicken sandwiches.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 28, 2017 02:08 PM (ul9CR)

330 Fuji are good, but Stayman are better.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:07 PM (sBOL1)
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We need a apple thread!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:11 PM (Sfs6o)

331 Fuji apples are the best. Had one for lunch.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 28, 2017 02:12 PM (89T5c)

332 Stayman? Don't believe I've ever tried them. Because it's impossible to be better than the Fuji.

Posted by: Weasel


It's an ancient Japanese secret.

Posted by: George Takei at May 28, 2017 02:12 PM (vRcUp)

333 A SLABBERMENT is a sloppy mess.

But what's a SWLABR?

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

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 02:12 PM (sdi6R)

334 .
One silly thing I see in a large majority of tiny house designs is that they are designed for healthy (and very small mass) young people. Grandma or Grandpa is going to climb up a ladder to get to the sleeping ledge? Most of us getting older tend to consolidate, but that is just nuts.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 02:14 PM (MIKMs)

335 Apple thread at 4pm

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:14 PM (qcbvC)

336 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 28, 2017 02:08 PM (ul9CR)
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Lucky! Don't forget the delicious chicken biscuits for breakfast. The only thing that could possibly make CFA any better would be FUJI APPLES!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:16 PM (Sfs6o)

337 "Has one family member snapped and murdered the others? Have the children run off to join the circus?"

What circus? They all went under.


Posted by: JAS at May 28, 2017 02:16 PM (EX4Wr)

338 One reason for dangling modifiers is that people have been taught for 30 years that it is not good to refer to yourself or others too much in a single paragraph. Pronouns are not good. So instead of "They laughed merrily as they cut the cake in half" we get a mishmosh of words that is trying to say that without saying it that way. -- BJ54

Posted by: BJ54 at May 28, 2017 02:17 PM (4CC7y)

339 She Walks Like A Bearded Rainbow

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2017 02:17 PM (IqV8l)

340 Lucky! Don't forget the delicious chicken biscuits for breakfast. The only thing that could possibly make CFA any better would be FUJI APPLES!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:16 PM (Sfs6o)
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And only thing better than that would be CFA And STAYMAN APPLES, PERIOD, END. OF. STORY.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:18 PM (sBOL1)

341 And only thing better than that would be CFA And STAYMAN APPLES, PERIOD, END. OF. STORY.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:18 PM (sBOL1)
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I just don't know who you are anymore.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (Sfs6o)

342 Apple thread at 4pm

Posted by: Skip



F'yeah!

Posted by: Steve Wozniak at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (vRcUp)

343 I understand OM's admonition to not waste time reading lousy books. I just hoped that all the setup for *something* in "Freehold" would actually lead to something. Or for someone to tell me that it's meh but you need to read it to understand the later books in the series.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (THS4q)

344 Pacific Rose apples are beyond delicious. Had one for the first time this year - they were huge, crisp, and flavorful.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (c1VpD)

345 I just don't know who you are anymore.
Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (Sfs6o)
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Call me Bluebell Appleseed.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (sBOL1)

346 326 ... "Stayman? Don't believe I've ever tried them. Because it's impossible to be better than the Fuji."

Weasel, Macintosh are my favorites but you have to be up north to get good ones. Around here I think honey crisp and Fuji are the most reliable.

Of course, you shoot better than I do so I won't argue too strongly. :-)

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 02:20 PM (V+03K)

347 Fernando still doing very well

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:20 PM (qcbvC)

348 Call me Bluebell Appleseed.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:19 PM (sBOL1)
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You've been influenced by Big Apple!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:21 PM (Sfs6o)

349 If we ever have a NoVaMoMe during STAYMAN season I will bring you some and make converts of you all.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:22 PM (sBOL1)

350 Why would anyone want to Stayman?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 28, 2017 02:22 PM (vRcUp)

351 I would use Stayman for baking ingredients

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:23 PM (qcbvC)

352 Weasel, Macintosh are my favorites but you have to be up north to get good ones. Around here I think honey crisp and Fuji are the most reliable.

Of course, you shoot better than I do so I won't argue too strongly. :-)
Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 02:20 PM (V+03K)
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Hey JTB! Went to the indoor range yesterday and grabbed a 12ga riot gun on the way out the door as an afterthought. Right shoulder is a little sore today!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:24 PM (Sfs6o)

353 She Walks Like A Sasquatch Beard

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks and You're Not at May 28, 2017 02:25 PM (Nwg0u)

354 349 If we ever have a NoVaMoMe during STAYMAN season I will bring you some and make converts of you all.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:22 PM (sBOL1)
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I could be brought into the Stayman camp with a delicious apple pie.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:27 PM (Sfs6o)

355 ...Electoral College works. . .

Hillary ran out of money. Cash flow problem. Hillary couldn't afford to rig the election by 10% and had to settle for 5%. 10% is much more expensive because someone significant might be sent to jail over it. Hillary couldn't be trusted since she lives the "dead men tell no tales" and "you can't believe a convicted felon"..

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 02:27 PM (HGnpK)

356 She Walks Like A Bearded Rainbow
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
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She woks in sooty, like the night...

Posted by: Mad, bad, and dangerous to know at May 28, 2017 02:30 PM (/ZEVC)

357 This is interesting.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/266041/#respond

See FooDog2's comment.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 02:30 PM (sdi6R)

358 OT but several Morons lamented the lack of Roger Moore in the Movie Thread yesterday.

Here is Mark Steyn's tribute; like all his other obits it is excellent.

https://www.steynonline.com/7854/the-jolliest-of-rogers

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 02:32 PM (GsAUU)

359 "Went to the indoor range yesterday and grabbed a 12ga riot gun on the way out the door as an afterthought. Right shoulder is a little sore today!!"

I'll bet! When it comes to 12 gauge I prefer a HEAVY gun with commercial ammo. The nice thing about the 12 ga. SxS muzzleloaders is it's so easy to come up with a reduced load. A bit slow to reload during a riot, however.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 02:33 PM (V+03K)

360 All of us down at The Brattleboro Womens Reproductive Health Clinic wants to wish Presdent and Micheal Obama a Happy Memerioal Day and all still love you in Brattleboro. Let's get rid of Trump as soon as posssible and bring you back soon...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 28, 2017 02:33 PM (WmgTn)

361 317
"hi there, I've been researching a story on tiny houses for the senior citizen website I write for."

True about waist height and not climbing up and down through those things. Senior assisted (nice) that I have seen include a no fuss, easy to operate murphy bed,

Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 02:33 PM (OU4q6)

362 I'll bet! When it comes to 12 gauge I prefer a HEAVY gun with commercial ammo. The nice thing about the 12 ga. SxS muzzleloaders is it's so easy to come up with a reduced load. A bit slow to reload during a riot, however.
Posted by: JTB
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Unless you are deer hunting, low-brass, or even reduced recoil buckshot are perfect effective at close-ish ranges.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 02:36 PM (/ZEVC)

363 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 02:36 PM (/ZEVC)
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It's hard to argue with the results of 00 Buck at close range!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2017 02:39 PM (Sfs6o)

364 On TCM - Raymond Massey makes a convincing nasty German General, complete with monocle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 02:39 PM (ZO497)

365 It's hard to argue with the results of 00 Buck at close range!
Posted by: Weasel
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It's hard to argue with even a wad at close range.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 02:40 PM (ZO497)

366 327
"Help! I've gone down the rabbit hole of Pinterest library porn!"

There's
a collection of classic pulp paperback covers re-imagined with
librarians as the villainesses, dominatrices, or noir heroines. It's
really something.

"Her private pupils would *always* remember her special lessons in the Dewey Decimal System."

Now I can't find the damned link! Growl, mutter.

::: rummages to no effect :::


Posted by: torquewrench at May 28, 2017 02:05 PM (ujwCG)

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Here is one - https://tinyurl.com/yaa9oqnp
Not that I've read any of them.

Posted by: Javems at May 28, 2017 02:41 PM (yOqwj)

367 And, now comes the weekly task of sorting through the Moron recommendations to select the Book Purchase of the Week.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 02:42 PM (ZO497)

368 To the designers who dressed Michelle but dissed Melania:

http://tinyurl.com/y8qzn3wh

links to twitter

Posted by: kallisto at May 28, 2017 02:43 PM (kD8Fh)

369 I don't see the draw for those tiny houses. It doesn't matter where you locate it a 1/2 acre lot is going to cost you at least $10,000. And one thing you can not change regardless of size is kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms in a house. So if you went to build a 500 sq ft house in my neighborhood out here in the county it would cost you probably somewhere between $60K and $100K. And you would still have a cramped mess to live in.


Of course you could always rent a 500 sq ft apartment in some large city (other than Detroit) for about $5,000 a month.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 02:44 PM (mpXpK)

370 Librarian link?
http://tinyurl.com/ybus7w8b

Posted by: Ok at May 28, 2017 02:44 PM (HGnpK)

371 Of course you could always rent a 500 sq ft apartment in some large city (other than Detroit) for about $5,000 a month.
Posted by: Vic
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Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 28, 2017 02:45 PM (ZO497)

372 The amount of buildings in Philadelphia that are vacant, along with wide open property is quite staggering.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:48 PM (qcbvC)

373 371 Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 28, 2017 02:45 PM (ZO497)

Not everyone has parent's "friends" willing to pluck down $10.5M for a condo in hopes that Scankles would be elected President.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 02:49 PM (mpXpK)

374 Kallisto, that's delicious.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2017 02:51 PM (sBOL1)

375 LMAO the infamous O Face episode of Bar Rescue is beginning.

The day has gotten even better.

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2017 02:52 PM (GsAUU)

376 372 The amount of buildings in Philadelphia that are vacant, along with wide open property is quite staggering.
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:48 PM (qcbvC)


I wouldn't live there under any circumstances.

My suburban neighborhood is still good. And by "good" I mean "majority white".

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 02:52 PM (sdi6R)

377 Books, guns and apples. Wow! Only in America!!

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2017 02:53 PM (V+03K)

378 Sing us a song, you're the tambourine man.

Posted by: Billy Dylan at May 28, 2017 02:53 PM (vRcUp)

379 372
The amount of buildings in Philadelphia that are vacant, along with wide open property is quite staggering.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 02:48 PM (qcbvC)

That is because nobody wants to live in Philly. Even NYC is better. Of course rent control in NYC means that nothing will be available to rent.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 02:54 PM (mpXpK)

380 Story at Axios that HRC is "seething with rage" over her loss to Trump.

Also, that she blames "malicious nostalgia" among other things for his win.

Hey, as long as she's not seething in the WH.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2017 02:55 PM (eMKNe)

381

My friends, you don't have to be afraid of Hillary Clinton in the White House.

I intend to fully support Hillary Clinton from now well into 2020 and beyond. I think we should all get behind her in the full rich experience of bipartisanship and attempt to unite the fracture in the Democrat party.

Posted by: John McCain at May 28, 2017 02:55 PM (HTdUD)

382
A "tiny house" has just enough room for a pot to piss in.

Posted by: mrp at May 28, 2017 03:00 PM (Pqytn)

383 Not everyone has parent's "friends" willing to pluck down $10.5M for a condo in hopes that Scankles would be elected President.
Posted by: Vic
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*?!*

That's only because of obstructionist Republicans. If we had single-payer health insurance and a 15.00/hr. wage, then everyone could live like this.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 28, 2017 03:00 PM (ZO497)

384 Books, guns and apples. Wow! Only in America!!
Posted by: JTB
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Downside: Chelsea Clinton

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:03 PM (ZO497)

385 Little SJW houses, for you and me. I waz born in a small town.

Posted by: John Menstrualcramp at May 28, 2017 03:04 PM (Tyii7)

386 Chelsea- Wouldn't twitter be a better format for you?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:04 PM (qcbvC)

387 Little SJW houses, for you and me. I waz born in a small town.
Posted by: John Menstrualcramp
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Yeah, swell, John. But did you hang around? Noooo...

Posted by: Diane at May 28, 2017 03:05 PM (ZO497)

388 Laughing at Mark Steyn's tribute to Moore. What fun! CoziTV (antenna channel) is running early Avengers with MacNee and Blackman. I personally can't stand facial 'beauty spots' because I find them distracting, but the lack of 'sexy' is so refreshing, I found myself following the plot.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 03:06 PM (MIKMs)

389 From Gates of Vienna:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybbc8w5g

That is an awesome photo and hashtag.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 03:06 PM (sdi6R)

390 Hopefully John McCain enjoys the full rich experience of a massive stroke.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2017 03:06 PM (4ErVI)

391 Lap 157 of 200 at Indy. Max Chilton in the lead. 7 cautions and 1 red flag so far. Flying car caused that red flag.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:07 PM (17QyB)

392 Little SJW houses, for you and me. I waz born in a small town.
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Little houses, on the hillside,
Little houses, made of ticky-tacky,
And they all look just the same.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 03:08 PM (MIKMs)

393
Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 28, 2017 03:00 PM (ZO497)

Hopefully, in the spirit of bipartisanship you give us your thoughts on 'manstruation' -- that uncomfortable time every month, when -- because of the stigma involved -- a male carries his book bag into the mens room, because of the snickers when a man carries menstrual items in his purse.

Posted by: John McCain at May 28, 2017 03:08 PM (HTdUD)

394 Milton Bradley won the Indy 500?

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at May 28, 2017 03:08 PM (Tyii7)

395 http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybbc8w5g

That is an awesome photo and hashtag.
Posted by: rickl
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Had to look up "autochthon".

Come for the books, stay for the vocabulary lesson.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:09 PM (ZO497)

396 Max Chilton in the pits, out of the lead lap 167. James Davison leading.

Caution, Charlie Kimball blew engine. Must be Honda, they're a bit fragile.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (17QyB)

397 Is this new Axios web site a thing now? And can I trust it for "the truth,etc."?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (e9G8E)

398 Flying car caused that red flag.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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I knew this would happen.

Posted by: George Jetson at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (ZO497)

399 Yep, Honda.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (17QyB)

400 392
Little houses, on the hillside,
Little houses, made of ticky-tacky,
And they all look just the same.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 03:08 PM (MIKMs)


I've been trying to think of a way to parody that song, but the original was about normal-sized suburban houses in the 1950s. The American suburbs were a triumph of capitalism, and the commies were belittling it and making it sound like a bad thing, while their comrades in the Soviet Union were living three generations deep in concrete apartment blocks.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 03:12 PM (sdi6R)

401 398 Flying car caused that red flag.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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I knew this would happen.
Posted by: George Jetson at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (ZO497)

It was spectacular. Another car drove *under* him while he was in the air.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:12 PM (17QyB)

402
Caution, Charlie Kimball blew engine. Must be Honda, they're a bit fragile.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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Take my advice, don't say that on the ONT. The Honda fans will hunt you down, and burn your house.

Posted by: George Jetson at May 28, 2017 03:12 PM (ZO497)

403 Helio Castroneves was the under-driver. He's in 4th right now with a good shot to win.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:13 PM (17QyB)

404 It was spectacular. Another car drove *under* him while he was in the air.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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I saw a Can-Am car go airborne and turn a backward flip, at VIR.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:14 PM (ZO497)

405 397 Is this new Axios web site a thing now? And can I trust it for "the truth,etc."?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:11 PM (e9G8E)

Good question and I don't have an answer.

I had the same question when I started seeing lots of links to Grabien News. Who are they and who runs it?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2017 03:14 PM (4ErVI)

406 Take my advice, don't say that on the ONT. The Honda fans will hunt you down, and burn your house.
Posted by: George Jetson at May 28, 2017 03:12 PM (ZO497)

I've owned 4 Hondas - 3 Accords and a Pilot without major issue, so they can bring it. Honda went for power this year and have been blowing engines all month. 2 in the race so far, including the leader at the time.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:15 PM (17QyB)

407 Moscow, that's probably where they'll bury me.

Posted by: John Menstrualcramp at May 28, 2017 03:15 PM (Tyii7)

408 404 It was spectacular. Another car drove *under* him while he was in the air.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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I saw a Can-Am car go airborne and turn a backward flip, at VIR.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:14 PM (ZO497)

Spinning, backwards flip, on the wall, lands on roof, flip over, back half missing, and Scott Dixon got out and walked away. They were doing about 200 MPH at the time.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:16 PM (17QyB)

409 I've owned 4 Hondas - 3 Accords and a Pilot without major issue, so they can bring it. Honda went for power this year and have been blowing engines all month. 2 in the race so far, including the leader at the time.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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So much fuel/air being crammed in the cylinders they're probably on the edge of hydro-lock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:16 PM (ZO497)

410 Back on green 29 laps to go. This is where it gets good.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:17 PM (17QyB)

411 I've been trying to think of a way to parody that
song, but the original was about normal-sized suburban houses in the
1950s. The American suburbs were a triumph of capitalism, and the
commies were belittling it and making it sound like a bad thing, while
their comrades in the Soviet Union were living three generations deep in
concrete apartment blocks. Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 03:12 PM (sdi6R)
=====

I always thought it was perfect as is -- like 'Mr Pine's Purple House' of the same era. As people start getting creative, the self-righteous gotta make their bones. HOA writ large as a warning.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 03:18 PM (MIKMs)

412 Castroneves in 3rd. Missing part of his car from near miss earlier.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:18 PM (17QyB)

413 Castroneves on the outside, not quite gets the pass.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:20 PM (17QyB)

414 Sato in 4th, been running near front all day.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:21 PM (17QyB)

415 I just finished Norman Podhoretz's Ex-Friends, in which he dishes the dirt on people like Allen Ginsberg, Lillian Hellman and Norman Mailer. It's always a good time when we get an inside look at how trashy leftie intellectual icons can be. Meanwhile, I just started Theodore Roszak's Flicker (which recently was recommended here, possibly by OM himself) and can't put it down. Hope it doesn't disappoint.

Meanwhile, library sales can be a great source of cash if you're knowledgeable about books and, especially, book collecting. I've made tidy sums re-selling books that cost a pittance. Amazon works best for me, but I've also done some selling on eBay.

My best haul came from a church sale three years ago. I spent $13.75 and so far I've made $420+ on the books. I still have a few still listed at Amazon, and my expenses included a half-dozen books I gave to my grandsons.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at May 28, 2017 03:21 PM (hbvkG)

416
Getting really sporty now with 24 to go...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:21 PM (4DCSq)

417 Got fingers crossed for Fernando

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:22 PM (qcbvC)

418 F'ity, f'ity,fk

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:23 PM (qcbvC)

419
Another! Honda up in smoke. Alonzo.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:24 PM (4DCSq)

420 Castroneves on the outside again, gets the pass, now in 2nd. Sato passes *him*, Castroneves back to 3rd.

Caution, Fernando Alonso engine blew. Honda again. that's 3 today.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:24 PM (17QyB)

421 Alonso was one of the entertainingly aggressive drivers today.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:25 PM (17QyB)

422 Not many 'rookies' are world champions

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:26 PM (qcbvC)

423 The Hondas don't give *any* warning they're about to go. 100%, then 0.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:26 PM (17QyB)

424 Rookie won the 500 last year.

19 laps to go, under caution right now. This is going to be a sprint to the finish.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:27 PM (17QyB)

425 417 Got fingers crossed for Fernando
Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:22 PM (qcbvC)


I won't link the ABBA song. Thank me.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2017 03:29 PM (sdi6R)

426 Big crash. This might go red flag for a few.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:29 PM (17QyB)

427
Yikes! The Big One at Indy!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:29 PM (4DCSq)

428 3 cars, just coming out of the first turn in green.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:30 PM (17QyB)

429 Car got loose in the turn, took out 2 more.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:31 PM (17QyB)

430 Sorry, 4 cars total.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:32 PM (17QyB)

431
At least those two Hondas didn't blow up.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:32 PM (4DCSq)

432 Rickl, dead and do encores with Knockin' in Vegas last night.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2017 03:33 PM (6leiI)

433 Axios' 'About' link spells out the dodgy stuff we already know most web sites typically do - at least they're up-front about it, so there's that... It's got a "mission statement", etc., and profiles of its writers if you want to research their political orientation and preferred pronouns! You can sign up for bespoke content and alerts... Seems legit...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:33 PM (e9G8E)

434 5 cars.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:34 PM (17QyB)

435 Ah, yes. The Turn One traffic jam. Been there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:34 PM (ZO497)

436 Add me to the list of those who can't stick with one book exclusively. The Wodehouse story got pushed aside this past week in favor of four Executioner novels that I first read in high school in the late '70s. I just love Pendleton's writing. (Couldn't cotton to the subsequent series.)

And in that same vein, the comics trades that I got from the library also are still sitting on the shelf, sidelined in favor of the latest "Steve Canyon" hardback reprint whose stories are slightly older than I am.

This doesn't even begin to reduce the backlog of TV shows on Hulu/Netflix that I plan to watch.

To paraphrase a line I read: If you were to give me twice as much free time starting tomorrow, I'd be hopelessly behind in a week.

The library is my crackhouse.

Posted by: Weak Geek at May 28, 2017 03:35 PM (HRav7)

437 I'll bookmark Axios and just watch to see if they start posting opinion and rumour as "news"! I've not seen that yet...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:36 PM (e9G8E)

438
Sooo. Marco still has a chance?

An Andretti hasn't won here since '69.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:36 PM (4DCSq)

439 Co

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2017 03:38 PM (6leiI)

440 Oh yeah --

As a former copy editor, I can tell a bunch of horror stories about misplaced modifiers.

I'd relate some now, but 5hat would further cut into my recent time.

Posted by: Weak Geek at May 28, 2017 03:39 PM (HRav7)

441 Last 10 laps. Sato tries to pass, Chilton holds him off. Castroneves trying to pass Sato, gets it, in 2nd.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:43 PM (17QyB)

442 And who are the two busts aside a scowling Beethoven? Chopin and ...?

The fellow on the left looks a bit like Schubert.

http://tinyurl.com/y7xepdx4

Thought the one on the right might've been Beethoven again.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at May 28, 2017 03:43 PM (PXbkt)

443 Castroneves in 1st! 7 laps to go.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:44 PM (17QyB)

444 Sato passes Chilton, in 2nd.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:44 PM (17QyB)

445 Sato in the lead, 5 laps to go.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:45 PM (17QyB)

446 I hate Castroneves, and most Brazilian drivers.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:45 PM (qcbvC)

447 White flag Sato, Castroneves in 2nd.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:48 PM (17QyB)

448 And I remember Sato as a crazy wrecking F-1 backmarker

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:48 PM (qcbvC)

449 Sato wins!

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:48 PM (17QyB)

450 I hate Castroneves, and most Brazilian drivers.
Posted by: Skip
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It's the Portuguese accent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:48 PM (ZO497)

451 Sato runs a Honda, BTW. Managed to keep that engine together, and it was noticeably more powerful than Castroneves Chevy.

Posted by: Vrag Naroda at May 28, 2017 03:50 PM (17QyB)

452 There was something in the air that night!
The stars were bright!
Fernando!

You're welcome, rickl!
;-)

Posted by: qdp "ABBA fan" steve at May 28, 2017 03:50 PM (eMKNe)

453 Get back to me win they race in the rain, and at night.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:50 PM (ZO497)

454 Food thread up.

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2017 03:51 PM (DrCtv)

455 Sato runs a Honda, BTW. Managed to keep that engine together, and it was noticeably more powerful than Castroneves Chevy.
Posted by: Vrag Naroda
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Uh, what was the gap at the finish? Double-digit Milliseconds?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:51 PM (ZO497)

456 You can sign up for bespoke content and alerts... Seems legit... Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:33 PM (e9G8E)
=====

I love the descriptor 'bespoke' content. Promptly stolen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2017 03:51 PM (MIKMs)

457
Well at least Sato is on the Andretti team.

Pretty exciting race.

Next stop Charlotte...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at May 28, 2017 03:52 PM (4DCSq)

458 Mike -F-1 Montreal June 11

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:53 PM (qcbvC)

459 Next stop Charlotte...
Posted by: Spun and Murky
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Thank heavens! We'll be able to use the girl's room there.

Posted by: Tranny race fans at May 28, 2017 03:54 PM (zEM3F)

460 Mike -F-1 Montreal June 11
Posted by: Skip
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Different cars. They have to turn right, too.

Posted by: Tranny race fans at May 28, 2017 03:56 PM (zEM3F)

461 But if it rains they are still racing

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 03:57 PM (qcbvC)

462 But if it rains they are still racing
Posted by: Skip
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I was speaking of Indy only.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 28, 2017 03:58 PM (ZO497)

463 Hi there, just discovered the existence (via this thread) of the Goodreads group. Wooooo hoooo

Posted by: Lisl at May 28, 2017 04:00 PM (OAB5z)

464 But if it rains they are still racing
Posted by: Skip


Not always true. There have been rain delays at Indy, because it's an oval ( of sorts), not a road course.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 28, 2017 04:18 PM (9m4zl)

465 Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 28, 2017 03:33 PM (e9G8E)

Maybe I am thinking of something else. But IIRC when I saw your link to it, checked it out. Mostly ex Politico guys. ?

Posted by: gracepc at May 28, 2017 05:40 PM (OU4q6)

466 Every book you take
Every binding you break
Every loan that's late,
Every mark you make,
I'll be watching you.

Posted by: Sting at May 29, 2017 02:19 AM (V8zw+)

EMT 05/28/2017

Criminy it's almost June already.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, May 28, 2017. On this day in 1964 the terrorist organization the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed. Since then they have been normalized and now have observer status in the UN.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:51 AM (mpXpK)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:51 AM (Ot7+c)

3 Obamanite judge throws out a lawsuit against Scankles by parents of Benghazi victims. The obviously biased black robe ruled the parents didn't sufficiently challenge that Clinton was not acting in her official capacity when she used the private server, and that the families didn't put forward appropriate claims that Clinton defamed them or put them in a false light. Scankles will never be held accountable for her many felonies. IIRC Scankles called them all liars and that does fall into the category of defaming them.


http://tinyurl.com/ybvgahoz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

4 Sears has been struggling for a while, especially after they bought the failing K-Mart enterprise. But some are now saying it is in free fall.


http://tinyurl.com/yddqo2zv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

5 The MFM is making a big deal out of Kushner contacting the Russians to set up a communications channel after the election was over. What is the big deal here, we are not supposed to talk to the Russians now? The MFM has gone absolutely rabid in their Trump hate.


http://tinyurl.com/y8oo3bfa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

6 Trump's national security adviser says they are not concerned as they have back channel communication setups with many countries. But the MFM is big on any kind of Trump hate.


http://tinyurl.com/y75tlwxy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

7 Senate RINOs are supporting the Dems irrational Trump "Russia" story now. Don't forget that this whole issue was made up out of thin air by Scankles.


The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Trump's political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign's launch in June 2015, according to two people briefed on the request.


There is no "there" there but Republicans are now helping the Democrats keep this BS alive. Richard Burr ACU 62 = big RINO.


http://tinyurl.com/ybaxu6sa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

8 Recall yesterday when I said Trump needed to fire his economic adviser because of his stupid comments on coal. Well Joe Manchin from WV feels the same way.


http://tinyurl.com/y6vsxqzz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

9 Recall Trump said he would decide what do do with the illegal Obama Paris agreement that constituted an un-ratified treaty this upcoming week? Well the rumors are out now that the Paris crap is dead.


http://tinyurl.com/y8y3xtrr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

10 Gee, aren't we all flabbergasted that Tillerson refuses to host a phony Ramadon celebration at the State Department? I fart in the critics general direction.


http://tinyurl.com/yc9yxklw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

11 And speaking of leakers, three hold-overs from Obama have been identified as the leakers of classified information and will be fired shortly. Also likely prosecuted.


http://tinyurl.com/ybn7md9a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

12 Criminy it's almost June already.

And the weather in my area feels like mid April, not that I'm complaining.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (5J6OM)

13 A muzzie in MI is suing Little Ceaser's for $100M after they served him pepperoni. Good luck with that one. His lawyer should be disbarred.

http://tinyurl.com/y7t4utm6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

14 NC Lt Governor says that big business attacked their bathroom bill even though they agreed with it because they had no balls.


http://tinyurl.com/ycwlqnsh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

15 Companies who make suppressors ridicule Whoreywood and their depiction of silencers in the movies.


http://tinyurl.com/ycxh3s9q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

16 Gentlemen start your engines, with a cup of coffee at least.
Today is the greatest racing day, First off Monico which is on NBC pre race at 7:30 race starts at 8am, and the Indianapolis 500 e race starts at 11 am race at 12 noon on ABC.
And as always for F-1 during commercials flip to the Spanish channel UniMas for a commercial free veiwing.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (Ot7+c)

17 The latest global warming scam. Global warming in ancient times created so many new plants it caused the earth to cool. The stupid, it burns.


http://tinyurl.com/yap8xt3k

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

18 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/h66oy9k



That's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

19 Individual Democrates here and there keep floating out their dream that the Donald is going to resign soon, any day really.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:02 AM (Ot7+c)

20 Individual Democrates here and there keep floating out their dream that the Donald is going to resign soon, any day really.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:02 AM (Ot7+c)


Well, to be fair, in their feeble (febrile?) minds, living in Fantasyland is better than living in Trump's Amerikkka.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 06:09 AM (5J6OM)

21 And speaking of leakers, three hold-overs from Obama have been identified as the leakers of classified information and will be fired shortly. Also likely prosecuted.


http://tinyurl.com/ybn7md9a

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

A treason trial or two would be cheery. IMHO

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 28, 2017 06:15 AM (d76uN)

22 The MFM is making a big deal out of Kushner contacting the Russians to set up a communications channel after the election was over. What is the big deal here, we are not supposed to talk to the Russians now? The MFM has gone absolutely rabid in their Trump hate.

Leaking leakers create need for back channel, information about back channel is leaked.

Impeachment. Any. Day. Now.

/ in their twisted little hair-on-fire fantasies

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:24 AM (HTdUD)

23 Criminy it's almost June already.

Wouldn't know it from the unseasonably cool weather and incessant rain in these parts Though things are finally looking up, relatively speaking.

Off to the gym for some Gainzzz, then to a mega-garage sale in the town park where I intend to only browse but will probably end up spending too much money. Then out to the country for a picnic at my bro's. Lots to do and all of it good.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 28, 2017 06:24 AM (ul9CR)

24 JFK had a back-channel with Russia.

But I guess it's like Her being horrified and frightened by Trump firing an FBI director when Her's husband did the same as POTUS. It's different when Trump does it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 28, 2017 06:27 AM (ul9CR)

25 We are sure not getting unseasonably cool weather here. It got to 95F yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 06:27 AM (mpXpK)

26 Sears has been struggling for a while, especially after they bought the failing K-Mart enterprise. But some are now saying it is in free fall.


http://tinyurl.com/yddqo2zv
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 05:52 AM (mpXpK)

Yeah the original Kmart on Ford & Middlebelt Roads in Garden City, Mi closed about a year ago. All brick & mortar stores are in trouble, due in no small part to that idiot Bozos.
(Or Kame Apart as my brother called them).

Posted by: F.N.G. at May 28, 2017 06:28 AM (kiSdp)

27 We are sure not getting unseasonably cool weather here. It got to 95F yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Share the wealth, dude. I put tomato plants in the ground two weeks ago and they've done nothing. Like someone said, it's been April here all month.

May has always been my favorite month, no need for heating or air conditioning. Well heating is still needed at night.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:30 AM (HTdUD)

28 Has every Democrat commencement speaker used their roll as a political cudgel to beat the Trump administration?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:30 AM (Ot7+c)

29 Has every Democrat commencement speaker used their roll as a political cudgel to beat the Trump administration?

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2017 06:30 AM (Ot7+c)


Two day old bagels make a good cudgel. Or a hockey puck in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Posted by: RickZ at May 28, 2017 06:34 AM (5J6OM)

30 Has every Democrat commencement speaker used their roll as a political cudgel to beat the Trump administration?

Posted by: Skip

Yeah, they're really racking up the victories at the polls with that strategy of antagonizing more than half the population.

Speaking of antagonizing more than half the population -- I broke a coffee carafe yesterday and had to break my Target boycott for replacement. Gayest dude ever was check-out clerk. As we paid I said to wife, within earshot of gayest dude, 'You want to hit the bathroom before we leave, meet some guys?'

If looks could kill, I'd be dead.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:39 AM (HTdUD)

31 Delingpole interviews Douglas Murray

http://www.breitbart.com/podcasts/james-delingpole/

He consistently does great podcasts, but not as frequent as I would like.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 28, 2017 06:41 AM (VdICR)

32 Big LT Gov. Dan Forest fan. He has a bright future ahead him.

Don't forget the Coca-Cola 600 later today, Skip.

Posted by: golfman at May 28, 2017 06:41 AM (48QDY)

33 30 Speaking of antagonizing more than half the
population -- I broke a coffee carafe yesterday and had to break my
Target boycott for replacement. Gayest dude ever was check-out clerk. As
we paid I said to wife, within earshot of gayest dude, 'You want to hit
the bathroom before we leave, meet some guys?'



If looks could kill, I'd be dead.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:39 AM (HTdUD)

You know it is cheaper to go to Walmart and buy the whole coffee maker than to buy a replacement carafe.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 06:43 AM (mpXpK)

34 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 28, 2017 06:45 AM (KCxzN)

35 Mornin' y'all. In three weeks the days start getting shorter. Think about that.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at May 28, 2017 06:46 AM (pI8fU)

36 You know it is cheaper to go to Walmart and buy the whole coffee maker than to buy a replacement carafe.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

Actually I had a brain fart when I typed that, couldn't think of name. It was a set of glass and stainless steel matching 'canisters' I used to store coffee in which I had at bought at Target years ago, before boycott.

I don't know how the hell I broke the thing without chipping a backsplash tile, but I did. Guess I should count myself lucky, chipping out a tile and re-grouting would have been a huge time sink.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:49 AM (HTdUD)

37 Here in N Illinois, we're supposed to be done with rain for a few days. Only thing doing well in the gardens are the roses. The whole past month has been rainy/misty/pouring rain, almost. It's like we moved to Seattle or some such. Ugh.

Posted by: lizabth at May 28, 2017 06:50 AM (CIDui)

38 K-Mart bought Sears

Posted by: tmitsss at May 28, 2017 06:54 AM (3LAYT)

39 36 Actually I had a brain fart when I typed that,
couldn't think of name. It was a set of glass and stainless steel
matching 'canisters' I used to store coffee in which I had at bought at
Target years ago, before boycott.



I don't know how the hell I broke the thing without chipping a
backsplash tile, but I did. Guess I should count myself lucky, chipping
out a tile and re-grouting would have been a huge time sink.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 28, 2017 06:49 AM (HTdUD)

OK, that's a different story.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2017 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

40 38
K-Mart bought Sears

Posted by: tmitsss a