Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-16-2019

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Another View of T. Boone Pickens' Private Library


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon, nitwits, half-wits, twinks, pinks, skinks, bull dykes, train robbers, horse thieves, and Methodists. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, writing, and publishing by escaped oafs who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which show what you can do with all of those wine corks you've been saving up.


Blog Note

I need to apologize to moron author Francis Porretto for misrepresenting his new novel, The Wise and the Mad, in last week's book thread. I issued an NC-17 warning for it because I made a wrong assumption about the novel's contents without having read it. Fran reached out via e-mail and informed me that the warning was not warranted. I very much regret my error.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

BUMPH, meaning "tiresome work or writing", was originally a military nickname for toilet paper. It derives from a shortened form of ‘bum fodder’.

Quiz: 'Bum fodder' is a perfect description of:

a) Twitter
b) Facebook
c) CNN
d) The House Judiciary Committee


Book Lists

Couple of months ago, Mike Hammer posted this link to 40 Classic Books & Why You Should Read Them. It's worth looking at just for the old book cover art alone. Lots of classics here.

Another moron, I forget who, sorry, sent me this link to a larger list, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, which is this guy's personal list. It's a bit more idiosyncratic than the first list, but you should be able to find something on it you like.




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Crowd Sourcing

This week I received an interesting e-mail from a longtime lurker who asked me to put in a plug for something called Distributed Proofreaders.

If you're like me, you've downloaded many free e-books from Project Gutenberg over the years without giving much thought to where these works come from. The vast majority of these books (nearly 38,000) come from the volunteer Distributed Proofreaders project, where volunteers convert scans of public domain books in e-books through several rounds of proofreading and formatting.

A volunteer can assist by doing as little as a single page, or as many as they would like. There are always hundreds of works in progress at any given time, so there is sure to be something to grab a reader's interest.

Signing up is easy, and there are no deadlines or pressure. There's a large community of friendly volunteers always willing to help with tips and advice.

You can sign up or get more info at their website, Distributed Proofreaders.

As a Project Manager, I am one of the people who selects and prepares public domain works for the project. If any of your readers have any suggestions for PD works (currently those printed in 1923 or earlier) they would like to see at Project Gutenberg, they could leave those suggestions in the comments of your book thread or send them to me at this e-mail address.

If you're interested in making suggestions, Tim's e-mail address is vid dot omni at-sign gmail dot com.


Moron Recommendation

23 If the Chernobyl stuff interests you, check out "Idaho Falls", which is the true story of the only criticality accident with casualties at an operating reactor in the United States. It was in 1961 at SL-1 in Idaho, and involved three... military guys in their early 20s, living in the middle of nowhere in 1961 died from a reactor explosion with no surviving witnesses and which may have been an accident, a prank, or a murder-suicide. And the only people who will ever know are buried in lead and concrete, at least the parts of them that weren't disposed of as high-level contaminated waste.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 09, 2019 09:18 AM (t+qrx)

I had always thought that had never been any fatalities at any US nuclear facility. "More people have died in Teddy Kennedy's car than in any nuclear accident" went the old joke that made the rounds during the media-hyped national panic during the Three Mile Island incident. Shows you how much I know.

Idaho Falls: The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident chronicles

...the strange tale of SL-1, a military test reactor located in Idaho’s Lost River Desert that exploded on the night of January 3, 1961, killing the three-man maintenance crew on duty. Through details uncovered in official documents, firsthand accounts from rescue workers and nuclear industry insiders, and exclusive interviews with the victims’ families and friends, this book probes intriguing questions about the devastating blast that have remained unanswered for more than 40 years. From reports of a faulty reactor design and mismanagement of the reactor’s facilities to rumors of incompetent personnel and a failed love affair that prompted deliberate sabotage of the plant, these plausible explanations for the explosion raise questions about whether the truth was deliberately suppressed to protect the nuclear energy industry.

$7.99 on Kindle.

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70 Milo Yiannopoulos recently published a short book called "Middle Rages: Why the Battle for Medieval Studies Matters to America". It's an examination of how the left is destroying academia with lies and threats if each discipline doesn't kowtow to the SJW mob's idea of 'proper' approach. All intended to destroy Western culture and Christianity. The subject is serious but, without going to far, Milo has a lighter, mocking tone for the antagonists.

His account is disturbing and infuriating. A group of academics allow themselves to join into an attack by a junior teacher on a respected professor who doesn't toe the SJW line and even mocks it. It follows the usual SJW approach of lies, smears, threats and claims of threats to them when their own words are used against them.

Posted by: JTB at June 09, 2019 09:39 AM (bmdz3)

Hans Schantz brought this book to my attention a couple three weeks back, so I leafed through the Kindle sample. I was surprised by the sobriety of the writing and also, Milo's usual "hey everybody, look at me" schtick seems to have been muted to a great extent. But it's the story of what happens to a professor when she refuses to apologize to the SJW crybully howling mob because she said something they don't like.

Middle Rages: Why the Battle for Medieval Studies Matters to America describes the discipline as

...the critical study of Europe’s self-identity. No understanding of Western civilization is possible without it. Inevitably, Left-wing academics want to introduce gender studies and race theory to the field—and punish those who refuse to conform. When one University of Chicago professor dared to publicly celebrate the Christian identity of the Middle Ages, she was branded a ‘violent fascist’ and ‘white supremacist’ by her colleagues.

Now Medieval Studies scholars are tearing their own discipline apart with witch-hunts, name-calling, boycotts and intimidation. The damage done to academia could be incalculable. In this influential essay, originally published to widespread online acclaim, New York Times-bestselling author and award-winning journalist Milo Yiannopoulos explains why we should all care about the newest front in the cultural war, the academic battle for the Middle Ages.

This is how the wrongthinking professor, Rachel Fulton Brown, describes herself in her Twitter profile:

Christian, American, professor of medieval European history, fiddler, fencer, blogger, wife. Training in virtue to be wielded by God.

Academic SJWs: "What!? That's not allowed!"

More on the brouhaha over her wrongthink here.

Fulton Brown was fighting for her professional reputation, entirely unsupported by the University of Chicago and her peers, until we reported at length on the injustices she had been subjected to for refusing to submit to the strictures of political correctness and progressive politics. Now that the NAS joined the fray, academics from around the world working across dozens of disciplines are coming out in her support.

So maybe we will win this one.

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AMC has been running a documentary series about Jim Jones and The People's Temple. Last night was the Kool Ade finale. They talked to a number of the survivors. Several of them were still on about how wonderful their socialist town in the jungle was and how the world was deprived of a model for the future because Jim went off the rails. Their main thing was virtue signalling. Yeah, boy, the anti-racist, anti-capitalist pro-collectivist paradise was better than us mucking about in the mud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (+y/Ru)

I still remember seeing the news footage from Guyana, all of those people lying on the grass, looking like they were taking an afternoon nap. Over 900 of them. I recently read Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco which basically argues that this happened because all of the warning signs that Jim Jones was a dangerous, unstable psychotic and his "church" was an abuse factory were systematically ignored by San Francisco's elected officials because he could bring them a significant number of votes. Yes, Jones had that kind of clout in SF. It was an unholy alliance of corrupt government officials and a powerful religious figure. Dan White, who murdered the mayor and Harvey Milk was, in fact, *not* a gay-hating, right-wing lunatic, but a centrist who even worked with Milk on some issues. There's also a surprise appearance by Dianne Feinstein, who had a peripheral role in all of this. And there were actually Republicans in SF in those days. Yes, times were different.

Oh, and here's a fun fact: the book mentioned the hot water that the SFPD was getting into by not hiring enough black and female officers, and the successful anti-discrimination lawsuit that was filed which resulted in them having to "recalibrate" the test scoring methods to reduce the difference. So I laughed a little bit to myself when I saw this article earlier this week: 12 white male officers sue San Francisco police for race, sex bias:

[T]he lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in federal court, is the latest round in a conflict that dates back decades. A 13th plaintiff who is now retired says she also was denied promotion, because she is a white lesbian.

The lawsuit challenges a test-scoring method that the city adopted in 1979 in response to a lawsuit from a group representing black and female officers, who alleged discrimination in hiring and promotions.

And now the monster they created has turned around and is biting them on the a**. It will probably take a federal judge to hand down one of those "discrimination is OK when we do it" rulings to stave off the beast.

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

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

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1 !

Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 09:00 AM (JvvIt)

2 Good morning Bibliofiliacs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 16, 2019 09:00 AM (kQs4Y)

3 Tolle Lege
First finished The Caine Mutiny, it is so much more than the movie and does differ in the ending. Recommended

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 09:02 AM (BbGew)

4 You win this time, JT!

*shakes fist*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 16, 2019 09:04 AM (kQs4Y)

5 Good morning and Happy Fathers Day to my fellow Book Threadists. Hope everyone had a good week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2019 09:04 AM (bmdz3)

6 Stopped at used book store with nothing in particular in mind but found a interesting book that strangely ties into another favorite movie The Molly Maguires.
Making Sence of the Molly Maguires by Kevin Kenny explores the beginnings of the secret organisation and the conditions of society starting pre civil war to post in the coal regions of Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 09:06 AM (BbGew)

7 Happy Fathers' Day! I'm celebrating by taking my boys to Scout Camp this morning.

Prof. Rachel Fulton Brown, one of the key figures in Milo's Middle Rages, is offering an online class, "Medieval History 101: The Unauthorized Version." More information is on her website at https://unauthorizedmedievalhistory.blogspot.com/

I read Jon Mollison's A Moon Full of Stars this week. Blurb: All Rome ever wanted was to earn a place in the village as a hunter, so that he could explore beyond the safe confines of the village farm fields, but when monstrous slavers destroy his village he is forced to head west into the irradiated wastelands in search of anything that might give him the power to save his people. Accompanied by his chief rival, his journey takes him farther than he ever imagined." Interesting science fiction/pulp adventure. Check it out.

I'm currently reading Karl Gallagher's "Lost War," recommended here a while back. Quite a change of pace from his scifi Torchship trilogy. Lost War tells the story of a group of medieval re-enactors somehow transported to another world. It's a combination prepper-fantasy as the characters try to cope with the strange new world and the divisions within their own ranks. Highly recommended.

Also, my "Rambling Wreck," Book 2 of The Hidden Truth will be on sale this week 6/18-6/21. Regularly $4.99; Sale price $0.99. The battle for the future rages right at Georgia Tech. Peter's final exam has one question: Can a Rambling Wreck stop the Deep State Cabal? And a failing grade will be his last.

Posted by: Hans G. Schantz at June 16, 2019 09:08 AM (FXjhj)

8 I read A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes. This is an interesting, informative, detailed account of the revolution and the events leading up to it. The tragedy was that so many times Russia had a chance at democracy, but failed because of Russian history, culture, and the weaknesses of key players at crucial times. Well worth the time to read.

Posted by: Zoltan at June 16, 2019 09:08 AM (Zgezk)

9 I posted this on the last thread - some music for a Sunday morning, Debussy's The Sunken Cathedral:

https://tinyurl.com/h3mb3sf

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 09:08 AM (Ki5SV)

10 Good morning, all.
1. Bumph? I use that term for junk mail, or any kind of waste paper.
2. Last week I mentioned that I was translating an out-of-print Spanish-language book on the 1936-39 Civil War, and several of you urged me to contact the original publisher and see if they'd be interested in an English version. So I wrote to them last week. No response yet, but in the meantime I continue to chug along.

3. Thanks for info re: Distributed Proofreaders. One of the frustrations of reading anything on Kindle is the number of typos or weird formulations ("6migr6" for "émigré") which I guess is what happens when you scan an older book and don't bother to check on the result.

A happy and blessed Sunday to you all, fathers or not.

Posted by: Annalucia at June 16, 2019 09:10 AM (S6ArX)

11 I read a Nero Wolfe novel "Where There's A Will". I rediscovered that Wolfe novels, although not very long, need to be read with fewest interruptions as is convenient. The stories move quickly and it's easy to lose track of which characters are doing what. A couple of times I had to backtrack to recall the details. But they sure are fun to read.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2019 09:12 AM (bmdz3)

12 The misery of Russia is a favorite topic of mine

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 09:12 AM (BbGew)

13 Jeez - at my comment at #10, those black diamonds with question marks in them are supposed to be the letter E with an acute accent.

Posted by: Annalucia at June 16, 2019 09:12 AM (S6ArX)

14 Morning Horde Literati!

It being Fathers' Day, allow me to recommend "Fathers and Sons: A Family Autobiography."

This fascinating book is by Alexander Waugh, grandson of Evelyn and son of Auberon. It traces the literary development of the Waugh family from its earliest records down to the present.

It may seem a bit slow at first, as Alexander traces the family history, but this is vital to understanding their perspective and motivations. One's social class is far more important in England than it is here, and moving up the ladder was a key objective of the family. Evelyn Waugh's work in particular focused on the decaying morality of the old upper class while also skewering the social-climbing ambition of the "lower classes" (examples include the newspaper barons Lord Copper and Lord Zinc, who clearly bought their way into their peerages).

It's also very personal, as the author explores his own relationship with his father and grandfather. I wasn't aware how much Evelyn envied his older brother Alec, who was the apple of his father's eye.

It may seem strange to us now, but Alec Waugh was much more successful (and therefore better known) for much of Evelyn's life.

The poignant relationship between Guy Crouchback and his father in "Sword of Honour" is a wistful re-imagining by Evelyn of what his brother enjoyed in terms of a paternal relationship.

There's a companion series narrated by Alexander that visits many of the places mentioned in the book if one wants to track it down.

It's a very insightful way of looking at how parenting changes over the generations and because so many Waughs took to writing, there's ample documentation of what they thought. Not all Waughs persued writing careers, but enough did to provide the links that Alexander follows.

Perfect for any fan of Waugh or writing in general and yes, Alexander has the trademark dry wit you'd expect.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 09:13 AM (cfSRQ)

15 Still on a high from Caine Mutiny and don't know what my next great read will be. For now I'll just spelunk through my own library. There are still nameless horrors to be uncovered in my Lovecraft anthology, f'rinstance:

"Gentlemen," he continued, "I will not ask you to believe these things until I have shewn you special proof. Accept it, then, as a myth, when I tell you of the thousands of light-years-- thousands of years of time, and uncounted billions of miles-- that Randolph Carter hurled through space as a nameless alien entity in a thin envelope of electron-activated metal...

He saw Kynarth and Yoggoth on the rim, passed close to Neptune and glimpsed the hellish white fungi that spot it, learned an untellable secret from the close-glimpsed mists of Jupiter and saw the horror on one of its satellites, and gazed upon the Cyclopean ruins that sprawl over Mars' ruddy disc."
-- Through the gates of the Silver Key

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 16, 2019 09:13 AM (kQs4Y)

16 Stopped at used book store with nothing in particular in mind but found a interesting book that strangely ties into another favorite movie The Molly Maguires.
Making Sence of the Molly Maguires by Kevin Kenny explores the beginnings of the secret organisation and the conditions of society starting pre civil war to post in the coal regions of Pennsylvania.
Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 09:06 AM (BbGew)


I started reading that a few years back, but never got very far, finding it dry and tough going, though that probably says more for my academic limitations than for the book's intrinsic worth.

Fun fact - the cinematographer for the 1970 film

https://tinyurl.com/y44mpdkh

was James Wong Howe, the first Asian-American cameraman in Hollywood, whose career spanned both the silent and sound days. There's a story that at one point in the late 'teens or early 'twenties, Howe was watching a photographer trying to shoot a picture of a number of people gathered outside a building. Noting that the man had trouble framing the shot, Howe tried to offer some advice, but the photog, not knowing who Howe was, simply sneered, "Listen, buddy, you stick to your chow mein and I'll stick to snapping pictures."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 09:16 AM (Ki5SV)

17 Reading some series that have now introduced Book 0, that is the prehistory to the core character or story.

I do not think it works for me. As I have already designed the prehistory by reading the story along the natural timeline.

And then there is a trend where the author has inserted themselves into a story for no reason. Just name dropping I guess.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 09:16 AM (JFO2v)

18 Good morning, all! I'm back to working my way through the Flavia de Luce series, and for my time at the gym on the recumbent bike, Sarah Hoyt's "Death of a Musketeer".

For my own book(s) - Luna City #7 is being reviewed by beta readers, and I'm working away on the prospective Civil War novel, following the experiences of a woman who was an abolitionist campaigner before the war and a volunteer nurse during it. The fun thing about this is being able to reflect authentic 19th century opinions about a womans' place in society, about slavery, politics - all of which are currently very politically-incorrect, and guaranteed to make a contemporary SJW begin to gibber incoherently. I can hardly wait ...

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at June 16, 2019 09:17 AM (xnmPy)

19 and gazed upon the Cyclopean ruins that sprawl over Mars' ruddy disc." -- Through the gates of the Silver Key



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 16, 2019 09:13 AM (kQs4Y)

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It's fun when writers have their stock phrases, isn't it? Lovecraft loves "Cyclopean" while R.E. Howard pretty much beats "thews" to death. I didn't even know what a "thew" was till I read him.

Hemingway never sent anyone running for a dictionary, but those two sure did!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 09:18 AM (cfSRQ)

20 Jeez - at my comment at #10, those black diamonds with question marks in them are supposed to be the letter E with an acute accent.


The pixyware that this site runs on only accepts the original cuneiform ascii set, so any character typed in from an international keyboard gets the black diamond.

You can use html codes to sneak stuff in, like Fahrvergnügen, but the next person who copies that will still get the black diamonds.

Also if you're cutting and pasting it will totally reject smart quotes, curly apostrophes, long dashes, and other communist punctuation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2019 09:19 AM (fuK7c)

21 Still on a high from Caine Mutiny and don't know what my next great read will be. For now I'll just spelunk through my own library. There are still nameless horrors to be uncovered in my Lovecraft anthology, f'rinstance:

Eris, have you read Leslie Klinger's The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft?

https://tinyurl.com/y5s7ncq4

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 09:19 AM (Ki5SV)

22 The Jim Jones lesson has not been learned.

I still see the same kind of dangerously magical thinking on display every day, all for the purpose of maintaining political power and money flowing.

NYC is getting a good dose of it these days from Richard Carranza. If you disagree with him, this is because you are rayciss.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 16, 2019 09:19 AM (EZebt)

23 Um, OK, I don't know how the middle of my story got lost.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 09:20 AM (Ki5SV)

24 Project Guttenberg is a great resource.
Distributed Proofreaders site looks like a good place to donate some time to.
Thanks OM.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at June 16, 2019 09:21 AM (x8Q/V)

25 Happy Fathers' Day! I'm celebrating by taking my boys to Scout Camp this morning.

===

I had 3 of the best summers of my life at Onteora. Enjoy!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 16, 2019 09:21 AM (EZebt)

26
Also if you're cutting and pasting it will totally reject smart quotes, curly apostrophes, long dashes, and other communist punctuation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2019 09:19 AM


it barely recognizes the Oxford comma...

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 16, 2019 09:22 AM (KCxzN)

27 On to another topic.

This month's BBC Music magazine had a small feature about the can-can, which, I was surprised to discover, was not a dance invented for the famous galop in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, but was a pre-existing dance that actually reached its zenith in the 1890s, rather than at the height of the Second Empire.

In any event, one of the dancers mentioned in the story was Louise Weber, nicknamed "La Goulue." If you have a few minutes to spare, here's a short video about her, with rare footage of her, late in life, showing a couple of dance moves:

https://tinyurl.com/y38oyhum

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 09:24 AM (Ki5SV)

28 In reading news, I'm still laying siege to our favorite punching bag, Eddie Gibbon. Hammering my way through volume V, and while it's at least going faster, it's also borderline incoherent.

He's clearly...hmmm, what phrase works here? He's not 'phoning it in,' because they didn't have those. Maybe plowing along the top of the soil or something - basically doing a half-assed recitation of the various reigns while pretending that you - the reader - know the rest.

It's a neat technique I used in college to hand-wave past sticky details I didn't bother to study and it often worked. Gibbon may be the first recorded instance of it pretending to be actual history.

In other news, I'm finally writing again, dusting off an abandoned manuscript from 2007 dealing with vampires. I don't know if it will be any good, and it's requiring massive revisions, but the playlist I put together while I write is pretty cool and my wife finds it irresistibly sexy, so either way, I'm counting it as a win.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)

29 Gave an interview to a local TV station. It will never see airtime.

Short story is there was a heinous murder here of a teenage girls by two scum bags in the 80's. Cuomo's parole board is going to let them out. Trust me these people should never see the light of day and have shown zero remorse. They did it. There is no question.

Anyway, the TV bobble head asked me what I though. I said that every person who voted Democrat, like it's a team sport in the last election should take a good long look in the mirror because they own this. Ditto so called media organizations who allege to be impartial when they are nothing but cheerleaders for Democrats. I told her NY has become the very essence of de Tocqueville's Tyranny of a majority (she said who? Duh) and that people might want to read more books and educate themselves, instead of frothing at the mouth every time Democrats throw them some live meat. I further told her that none of this should surprise any Democrat voter because the party is all about negative liberty. It's always about what they are going to take away from the citizens, because they say so, and it has zero to do with law and constitution. So enjoy the fact your child can be murdered and the Democrats will let the killer go free. After all it makes sense since they will now allow you to kill your baby right up until birth.

The mouth breathing TV dope was stunned.

Like I said, it probably was deleted five minutes after I spoke.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 16, 2019 09:25 AM (VkWRL)

30 I started "On Democracy", a collection of columns and poems written by E.B. White over the course of almost fifty years, late 1920s to mid 1970s, about government and the role of the citizen. I consider White to be the finest American essayist of the 20th century and his words are always a pleasure to read. White should be made an honorary Horde member. His stress on the importance of the individual is sorely lacking these days. It's worth reading White any time for the quality of the writing but his attitude towards the dangers of reliance on ever growing government makes this volume especially valuable.

BTW, the intro was written by Jon Meacham who has contributed to or edited Time and Newsweek magazines (that says it all) and a bunch of other north east lib papers. He had to take the obligatory swipe at Trump, of course. I am so damn sick of that crap. I don't know who chose this guy to do the intro but they have no appreciation of White's content. If you get this book just skip the introduction and go straight to the meat of the matter.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2019 09:26 AM (bmdz3)

31 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Man, I've been busy. My reading for the last three weeks has consisted of DIY books on landscaping with stone, and also Cesar Millan's How To Raise the Perfect Dog.

Should probably have gotten the latter prior to getting the puppies, but, live and learn.

Posted by: April at June 16, 2019 09:26 AM (OX9vb)

32 I came across an inexpensive copy of Art Linkletter's book [i}Kids Say the Darndest Things with an almost undamaged dust jacket; published in 1957 it also contains several line drawings by Charles Schulz (creator of the "Peanuts" cartoons). Contains generally amusing little malapropisms and unexpected answers to questions from Linkletter's old "House Party" TV show. Linkletter has an appreciation for small children's worldview without being condescending.

Some of the popular icons (such as Marilyn Monroe and Roy Rodgers) are dated; I was also a little saddened to think that Marxists saw America at that time as a thing to be destroyed and they did so. Rating = 4.0/5.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 16, 2019 09:26 AM (5Yee7)

33 Morning! No time for reading this past week.. my list grows! Must take time next week.

Happy Father's Day to all to whom that applies!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 16, 2019 09:26 AM (438dO)

34 For nonfiction I'm rereading Lawrence Patterson's "U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564", which covers a complete patrol of Teddy Suhren's famous submarine with its insignia of three black cats (for good luck).

It's an interesting personalized look at everyday life aboard a U-boat.

Here's a documentary on submarine battles of WWII:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_KcQ9qYICo

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 16, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

35 I've read Middle Rages, not good for the blood pressure but it's important to keep up with the SJW advances.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at June 16, 2019 09:28 AM (mOcZx)

EMT 6/16/19

Happy Sunday. Sorry about Saturday. Friday was a killer.

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1 G'mornin', Horde !

49 degrees, raining.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:01 AM (a5hgv)

2 Missed Saturday
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:02 AM (BbGew)

3 Missed Saturday
Good morning horde
Posted by: Skip

The whole day?
What were you up to?

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

4 Not a problem, krakatoa.

Improvise, adapt, overcome.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:02 AM (a5hgv)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 06:04 AM (JvvIt)

6 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2019 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

7 I worked the morning but totally missed the EMT, or lack thereof

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:07 AM (BbGew)

8
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 16, 2019 06:08 AM (KCxzN)

9 Not a problem, krakatoa.

Improvise, adapt, overcome.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:02 AM (a5hgv)


Or just fake it. Works for the Dems.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 06:08 AM (Y8PSl)

10
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2019 06:08 AM (Wx/+I)

11 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 16, 2019 06:11 AM (GwY6O)

12 I worked the morning but totally missed the EMT, or lack thereof
Posted by: Skip

Oooo. I was hoping that you had some good stories of a helluva Friday night.

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:11 AM (vd8XM)

13 Good morning, Looks like more rain.
Read an interesting article about the Great Lakes and what "Scientists" have said over the last 20 years. They are drying up because of GW....Now they are running over record highs, and its GW. They just can't make up shit like that over and over, and many still believe it.

Posted by: Colin at June 16, 2019 06:14 AM (yfOdy)

14 Good morning, Looks like more rain.
Read an interesting article about the Great Lakes and what "Scientists" have said over the last 20 years. They are drying up because of GW....Now they are running over record highs, and its GW. They just can't make up shit like that over and over, and many still believe it.
Posted by: Colin

I'm sure that they will start to insist on sacrificing virgins.
And they will be in short supply

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:16 AM (vd8XM)

15 One the bright side the Great Lakes will be again someday a giant glacier

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:21 AM (BbGew)

16 Friday was a killer.

Friday killer
q'es que c'est
Better run run
Run away

Posted by: Miklos, but it's now Sunday so all fine at June 16, 2019 06:21 AM (QzkSJ)

17 Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 06:21 AM (A0NQI)

18 One the bright side the Great Lakes will be again someday a giant glacier
Posted by: Skip

I remember when the Lake Michigan levels were low, back in the 60's, my uncle in Wisconsin blamed Chicago for using all of the water up

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:23 AM (vd8XM)

19 "Or just fake it. Works for the Dems.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 06:08 AM (Y8PSl) "



Only because they own the media, or the media owns them.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:23 AM (a5hgv)

20 One the bright side the Great Lakes will be again someday a giant glacier
Posted by: Skip

Go long (20,000 years or so long) on Giant Zambonis.

Posted by: Miklos, the only Long Zamboni guy these days at June 16, 2019 06:23 AM (QzkSJ)

21 Well, the glaciers missed this part of Wisconsin once, maybe they'll miss it again.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:25 AM (a5hgv)

22 Well, the glaciers missed this part of Wisconsin once, maybe they'll miss it again.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

They go around the mountains of government cheese.

Posted by: Miklos, probably guessing at June 16, 2019 06:26 AM (QzkSJ)

23 Mornin', all
Posted by: My life is insanity

Feeling better ?"

Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 06:27 AM (JvvIt)

24 I'm sure that they will start to insist on sacrificing virgins.
And they will be in short supply

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:16 AM (vd8XM)


Trigglypuffs can still apply, though. No one said virgins had to be good-looking.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 06:27 AM (Y8PSl)

25 >>Feeling better ?"
Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 06:27 AM (JvvIt)

Getting there slowly

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 06:28 AM (A0NQI)

26 Weird, I heard the same thing from the Green Bay side of the family back then.
Must have been a Wisconsin meme.


Which reminds me, I haven't seen the Manitowoc Minute lately ....

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:28 AM (a5hgv)

27 Trigglypuffs can still apply

*checks Popocatepetl webcam*

Posted by: Miklos, under the volcano at June 16, 2019 06:29 AM (QzkSJ)

28 Naaah, Miklos, all the cheese here is still privately owned.
After the gummint buys it it goes to storage in huge caverns in West Virginia.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:30 AM (a5hgv)

29 Which reminds me, I haven't seen the Manitowoc Minute lately ....
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Heh.

"Elton Johnsonville brats"

Posted by: Miklos, keep 'er movin' at June 16, 2019 06:32 AM (QzkSJ)

30 >>Which reminds me, I haven't seen the Manitowoc Minute lately ....
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:28 AM (a5hgv)

https://youtu.be/mvmZBCB9368

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 06:32 AM (A0NQI)

31 After the gummint buys it it goes to storage in huge caverns in West Virginia.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

As long as they don't start crowding out the alien storage at Area 51.

Posted by: Miklos, with an implant or two himself at June 16, 2019 06:33 AM (QzkSJ)

32 Just drove past Manitowoc yesterday. Didn't see Charlie, though.

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 06:34 AM (A0NQI)

33 Trigglypuffs can still apply, though. No one said virgins had to be good-looking.
Posted by: RickZ

If you throw that into a volcano, it'll be like one of those tire fires that can't be put out.

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:34 AM (vd8XM)

34 >Feeling better ?"
Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 06:27 AM (JvvIt)

Getting there slowly
Posted by: My life is insanity

Good

Posted by: JT at June 16, 2019 06:35 AM (JvvIt)

35 Just drove past Manitowoc yesterday. Didn't see Charlie, though.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Don't believe it. NOBODY just "drives past" Manitowoc.

Posted by: Miklos, as certain as facts and mood allow at June 16, 2019 06:36 AM (QzkSJ)

36 "As long as they don't start crowding out the alien storage at Area 51."



Not to worry, when the caverns get full, plans are already in place to store it in empty salt domes in Louisiana.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:37 AM (a5hgv)

37 33 Bruce

Ok, first laugh of the day. Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2019 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

38 I've been by Area 51 many times and had the Alien Burger at the little place in Rachel. Had a friend in Alamo, NV. Some of the residents work in Area 51. Interesting area worth a visit if you like the desert.

Posted by: Colin at June 16, 2019 06:39 AM (yfOdy)

39 "Friday was a killer"

Friday's child is full of MURDER.

Posted by: f'd at June 16, 2019 06:39 AM (UdKB7)

40 Been ODing on the J. Leno videos on YouTube. Amazing collection, and I liked the one about the Stanley Steamer. Not a car you jumped into and ran off to the store for a loaf of bread. Took awhile, to get the pressure up...

Posted by: Colin at June 16, 2019 06:43 AM (yfOdy)

41 Friday's child is full of MURDER.

I thought it was REDRUM, but I may be reading that wrong.

Posted by: Miklos, who sometimes gets things backwards at June 16, 2019 06:43 AM (QzkSJ)

42 If you throw that into a volcano, it'll be like one of those tire fires that can't be put out.

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:34 AM (vd8XM)


Centralia, PA redux. But, considering the Maunder Minimum we are entering, that fire we can't put out might be a good thing.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 06:46 AM (Y8PSl)

43 twitchy.com/my little pony gets its own same sex couple just in time for pride month
Why not have lesbian ponies and another shot at destroying civilization?

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:48 AM (BbGew)

44 Watching 24 hours LeMan on and off. Why do they have people waving blue flags in some areas?
Do they do that the entire race?

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

45 >>>I thought it was REDRUM, but I may be reading that wrong.
Posted by: Miklos, who sometimes gets things backwards at June 16, 2019 06:43 AM (QzkSJ)

Danny?

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 06:50 AM (A0NQI)

46 42 Interesting you bring up Centralia, looked at satellite map yesterday of the former town, streets and only a couple of houses left. Use to as a kid get to travel through there often but there were houses there in the early 70's.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:52 AM (BbGew)

47 Heh. I was thinking of sharing driving duties with my wife in a LeMans race. It be her turn to drive. Looking for her to get to the car as she is watering the plants in the garage, finding her earrings, getting her driving shoes on, looking for the keys in the bottom of her purse....

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

48 Blue flags are for back markers to move out of the way for race leaders.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:52 AM (BbGew)

49 Blue flags are for back markers to move out of the way for race leaders.
Posted by: Skip

Thanks Skip. Do they wave them at night also?

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

50 "Blue flags are for back markers to move out of the way for race leaders. "

That's not fair. Those leaders should back off after leading for a while so everyone else gets a chance.

Posted by: A soccer fan at June 16, 2019 06:55 AM (UdKB7)

51 44 Watching 24 hours LeMan on and off. Why do they have people waving blue flags in some areas?
Do they do that the entire race?
Posted by: Bruce



A blue flag is telling a slower car that a faster car is approaching it and to move over. In a 24 hour race with 4 classes of cars, those blue flags wave quite a bit.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 16, 2019 06:56 AM (WNAuL)

52 That's not fair. Those leaders should back off after leading for a while so everyone else gets a chance.
Posted by: A soccer fan

Have them pull into a Waffle House for breakfast and a cuppa

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:56 AM (vd8XM)

53 Yes, I am pretty sure at night Le Mans and other all night races use colored lights..
Was thinking if I did get to see the 24hrs I wouldn't have gotten so much sleep last night.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 06:59 AM (BbGew)

54 A blue flag is telling a slower car that a faster car is approaching it and to move over. In a 24 hour race with 4 classes of cars, those blue flags wave quite a bit.
Posted by: Puddleglum

I don't watch a lot of racing, it was something I was noticing for the first time.
Interesting race, but I still have no idea what is going on.

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

55 "In a 24 hour race with 4 classes of cars, those blue flags wave quite a bit."

It's pride month. Those flags should be rainbow flags.
Haters.

Posted by: Manuel Tranny at June 16, 2019 06:59 AM (UdKB7)

56 >>Heh. I was thinking of sharing driving duties with my wife in a LeMans race. It be her turn to drive. Looking for her to get to the car as she is watering the plants in the garage, finding her earrings, getting her driving shoes on, looking for the keys in the bottom of her purse....
Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

Ha! We women are the queens of multi-tasking

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:00 AM (A0NQI)

57 The boat launch in Grand Haven is underwater by 2". Odd to see people driving through it to get their boats in.

Posted by: Living in Amash's District at June 16, 2019 07:01 AM (Xo3T0)

58 Was thinking if I did get to see the 24hrs I wouldn't have gotten so much sleep last night.
Posted by: Skip

Looking at the crews with their helmets and uniforms on, sleeping in a lawn chair, it has to be a long weekend for all

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

59 LeMans?

I'll stick with Dirt Track Dates and an Eight Piece Box.

Posted by: Southern Culture on the Skids feat. Miklos at June 16, 2019 07:01 AM (QzkSJ)

60 What was Krak up to......his b*lls in chix.Trust he didn't run oot O Krak juice.

that is still no excuse he could posted during the interims.

Posted by: saf at June 16, 2019 07:02 AM (5IHGB)

61 I love that the distance in the 24hr race if streached out could be a race from NY to LA

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:02 AM (BbGew)

62 Ha! We women are the queens of multi-tasking

I know it's fire resistant but it doesn't match!

Posted by: Mrs. Driver at June 16, 2019 07:02 AM (QzkSJ)

63 Mulsanne Straight is hetronormative. It needs more kinks.

Posted by: Manuel Tranny at June 16, 2019 07:04 AM (UdKB7)

64 Now they are running over record highs, and its GW.

I'm just waiting for the day that the people of the world consider AGW enthusiasts as an adopted second child.

That is, just like children use crying, screaming and threats to manipulate the parents into doing something; the adults eventually understand to either ignore the kid's obvious tactics, or institute some tough love to mature the child out of such anti-social behavior.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 16, 2019 07:05 AM (lD3vL)

65 Have to go look the race up and see what famous drivers are in it.
Often lots of former F-1 and other types of motor racers do it.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:05 AM (BbGew)

66 >>I know it's fire resistant but it doesn't match!
Posted by: Mrs. Driver at June 16, 2019 07:02 AM (QzkSJ)

Well, duh You get it!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:06 AM (A0NQI)

67 Wait, this isn't Saturday?

I must have missed something!

Curses, and here I was looking forward to today's Pet Thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar's Smart Meter Sales and Service at June 16, 2019 07:06 AM (AZxMX)

68 Lord Almighty.

The Oberlin verdict appears to have flipped.....David French.

(at your own risk)

https://tinyurl.com/y4c2egoy

Posted by: Miklos, surprised, which is surprising at June 16, 2019 07:07 AM (QzkSJ)

69 May the Horde have blessings in abundance, with a great morning as a start.


However, head on a swivel and have a General Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2019 07:07 AM (u82oZ)

70 "I love that the distance in the 24hr race if streached out could be a race from NY to LA"

It's like a French Canonball run, only with Peugots.

Posted by: Manuel Tranny at June 16, 2019 07:08 AM (UdKB7)

71 >>Wait, this isn't Saturday?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar's Smart Meter Sales and Service at June 16, 2019 07:06 AM (AZxMX)

Ha! I'm messed up too. Not being at mom's this morning, I woke up thinking it was Monday and had to go to work.

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:08 AM (A0NQI)

72 However, head on a swivel and have a General Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I've got coffee and two sausage biscuits.

I'll start the war from right here!

Posted by: Miklos, paraphrasing TR Jr. at June 16, 2019 07:09 AM (QzkSJ)

73 Oh Oh
The LeMan closed caption guy has changed to gibberish mode

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 07:10 AM (vd8XM)

74 Trigglypuffs can still apply, though. No one said virgins had to be good-looking.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 06:27 AM (Y8PSl)


It may be there's an upside to this after all?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar's Smart Meter Sales and Service at June 16, 2019 07:10 AM (AZxMX)

75 Happy Father's Day


Especially to those of us who are somewhat estranged from our children. This day becomes less and less significant for me and more and more difficult at the same time.

To those fathers that have "normal" relationships with your kids, never never never take it for granted. The alternative is not good. At all.

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 16, 2019 07:12 AM (GwY6O)

76 Ha! I'm messed up too. Not being at mom's this morning, I woke up thinking it was Monday and had to go to work.

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:08 AM (A0NQI)


A change of location can be disorienting, especially when both places are ones you are very familiar with.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar's Smart Meter Sales and Service at June 16, 2019 07:13 AM (AZxMX)

77 Alonso and team are 2nd Vandoorne and team are in 3rd

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:13 AM (BbGew)

78 >>A change of location can be disorienting, especially when both places are ones you are very familiar with.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar's Smart Meter Sales and Service at June 16, 2019 07:13 AM

Oh yeah, several times I've smacked into the wall getting out of bed at my mom's! Room there and here set up differently. That'll wake you up!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:15 AM (A0NQI)

79 To those fathers that have "normal" relationships with your kids, never never never take it for granted. The alternative is not good. At all.

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 16, 2019 07:12 AM (GwY6O)


This is good advice for almost every family situation.

Yesterday is over and done, and you cannot change it.
You are alive today and have some ability to take action.
Life is fleeting, so you may not have tomorrow available to you to act.
Therefore, don't waste today!

Posted by: Commissar Aurelius Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:16 AM (AZxMX)

80 Blue Flag Matter

mova da fuk outa theway

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

81 Oh yeah, several times I've smacked into the wall getting out of bed at my mom's! Room there and here set up differently. That'll wake you up!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:15 AM (A0NQI)

Sleeping on the right hand side of the bed (usually), then having to sleep on the left hand side (on "travel"), is what gets me.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:19 AM (AZxMX)

82 Morning all.

Sage advice, Hrothgar.

Raining again today so I think I'll take the chainsaw apart and try to apply what AOP suggested.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 16, 2019 07:20 AM (N/ghL)

83 Happy Fathers Day

I can offer no advice as I have failed but I do hope all you Dads have a great day. Oh yes, I miss my old man.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

84 May you all have a blessed Sunday and a good Father's Day to those that can.
~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:21 AM (AZxMX)

85 Lord, thank you that you are with us as a Father, and as men who father their children. For you know them, love them and care for them. May fathers learn to rest in your care, And to lean on you as they give out to their children. May there be some reconciliation for those fathers estranged from their children May they know your peace in the chaos,Your truth in the challenge, your hope in the hardship.

Amen.

Adapted from something on the net.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 07:21 AM (ahS0B)

86 52 That's not fair. Those leaders should back off after leading for a while so everyone else gets a chance.
Posted by: A soccer fan

Have them pull into a Waffle House for breakfast and a cuppa
Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 06:56 AM (vd8XM)

Maybe get in a fight with a gang and have to fire a few shots into the crowd.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

87 Looks like in all 4 classes no one is breaking away, the leaders are onle ahead by a lap. A tire going down on a 7 mile course can change that quick.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:21 AM (BbGew)

88 >>To those fathers that have "normal" relationships with your kids, never never never take it for granted. The alternative is not good. At all.
Posted by: weirdflunky at June 16, 2019 07:12 AM (GwY6O)

So sorry, weirdflunky. After I had kids I realized how awesome my dad was. (My siblings would say I was his favorite, but now I see he gave each of us what we needed.) He was a really good man, and an amazing father. I'm grateful I was able to tell him that before he died. Missing him terribly today.

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:22 AM (A0NQI)

89 I've recently encountered the work of John Ward, the most savage truth teller on YouTube. It's chock full of rich creamy goodness which I commend to the attention of the horde.

Regarding Anna Navarro: "the personality of an Auschwitz shower operator".

https://youtu.be/DStsrtRknn4

It's like Ace operating with no filter whatever. As bracing as a dip in a vat of liquid nitrogen.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 16, 2019 07:22 AM (ZIkx1)

90 Raining again today so I think I'll take the chainsaw apart and try to apply what AOP suggested.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 16, 2019 07:20 AM (N/ghL)


What was his advice (link/comment #), I missed most of the threads yesterday, although I did see a reference to chainsaws and AOP.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:22 AM (AZxMX)

91 Very nice, FenelonSpoke.

Thank you

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 07:23 AM (A0NQI)

92 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 07:21 AM (ahS0B)

Fen, please check your email in a few minutes.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:24 AM (AZxMX)

93 If it was like in soccer they would add more laps for all sorts of reasons.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)

94 It's like a French Canonball run, only with Peugots.
Posted by: Manuel Tranny at June 16, 2019 07:08 AM (UdKB7)

You would need 2 riding mechanics and a OuiHual in spare parts.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

95 73 Oh Oh
The LeMan closed caption guy has changed to gibberish mode
Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 07:10 AM (vd8XM)

Brother to the S African Sign translator

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:26 AM (JFO2v)

96 Brother to the S African Sign translator
Posted by: rhennigantx

LOL

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 07:27 AM (vd8XM)

97 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:24 AM (AZxMX)

O.K. I will.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 07:29 AM (ahS0B)

98 Hrothgar, AOP said to check the teeth on the sprocket that drives the chain. That requires removing the housing.

It is only a cheap Poulan and having to replace it is no biggy but it is lightweight and easier to use on the small branches rather than the monster Stilh.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 16, 2019 07:29 AM (N/ghL)

99 Pre-church (and probably pre-rain) neglected chores are calling loudly.
Back later...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 07:30 AM (AZxMX)

100 93 If it was like in soccer they would add more laps for all sorts of reasons.
Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)

Nascar calls that green white checkers

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:31 AM (JFO2v)

101 Read an interesting article about the Great Lakes and what "Scientists" have said over the last 20 years. They are drying up because of GW....Now they are running over record highs, and its GW. They just can't make up shit like that over and over, and many still believe it.
Posted by: Colin

I'm sure that they will start to insist on sacrificing virgins.
And they will be in short supply

=======
Oh, I dunno. If we expand the definition of virgin to include more than just the physical we can introduce the category of truth-virgin, for which these folk are poster children. So they simultaneously make the demand and provide the supply. Elegant.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 16, 2019 07:31 AM (ZIkx1)

102 If Gibson's verdict may have "flipped" it hasn't flipped that quickly,and I'll stay with the coverage of "Legal Insurrection" which has done a superb job on this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 07:32 AM (ahS0B)

103 They just can't make up shit like that over and over, and many still believe it.



If the Cuyahoga River ever catches fire, it's certain proof of global warmening.

Posted by: Miklos, aiming for a tenured position at name your state university at June 16, 2019 07:39 AM (QzkSJ)

104 101 Vlad

GL too low AGW
GL too High AGW

AGW decides we need corn for fuel. So we take millions of tons of carbon sequestered in trees and dig that up to grow corn.

AGW scams and scamming is the work of truly evil and greedy people. Every Green New Deal idea is just a way to keep people poor, cold (or hot), in the dark, and stupid.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:41 AM (JFO2v)

105 The Left has become a composite of Dorothys' companions on the road to Oz -- no brains, no heart, no courage.

They also lack the will or decent impulses to acquire any of them.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 07:43 AM (H8QX8)

106 AGW scams and scamming is the work of truly evil and greedy people.

Like, how can you say that? I can't even spel words like evel and griedy.

Posted by: A O C at June 16, 2019 07:43 AM (QzkSJ)

107 Hundreds of Congolese arrive in Texas and are released into the nation. They come from ebola country. Apocalypse horse a prancin' boss.

Posted by: john doe, soon at June 16, 2019 07:49 AM (WX+x0)

108 By design the Democrats spending bill minimized holding space for illegals so they could be moved into the shadows of the country faster.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 07:53 AM (BbGew)

109 Quote the Mayorbeian of Shitcago:

But you know, there were rumors floating around about and I didnt verify this but rumors floating around that they were telling their officers, Dont do anything. Dont, over Memorial Day weekend, dont intercede. If you see some criminal activity just lay back, do nothing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:55 AM (JFO2v)

110 68
Lord Almighty.



The Oberlin verdict appears to have flipped.....David French.



Posted by: Miklos, surprised, which is surprising at June 16, 2019 07:07 AM (QzkSJ)

---
What "flipped" David French was Sohrab Amari taking a (rhetorical) baseball bat to his knee and when French sat on the ground crying and playing victim, almost the entire conservative movement pointed at him and laughed.

I don't visit Twitter often, but it was fascinating to see him (and his wife) wander around, crying for attention and getting nothing but the Nelson Muntz "Ha-ha" in response. Everyone who rose to his defense had almost zero followers, indicating it was a bot or a sock-puppet.

Tangentially, Jonah Goldberg decided to pick a fight with Kurt Schlichter (bad idea) who gave him the back of his hand and while Jonah blubbered away about how *mean* he was, with his mean name-calling. The highlight was when Jonah accused Col. Kurt of making "personal attacks."

Schlichter's reponse: No, I didn't, because when I make a personal attack, you'll KNOW it, little boy.

Goldberg then whinged about civility and Schlichter replied "I say what I want, little man."

The grift is up. French is desperately trying to remain relevant, and I can see him banging away at the laptop in his cuckshed, sweat dripping down his forhead as his eyes twitch toward the house, looking to see if the bull has left and he can start getting ready for church.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 07:56 AM (cfSRQ)

111 Good morning.

See you in church.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 16, 2019 07:57 AM (gAXBD)

112 24 hours to Tulsa.....damn Pierre I took ze wrong turn at le Pits...stinky French cheese error n'est pas.

zeez american ladies they not stink,zoot alors I'm diggin it.

Posted by: saf at June 16, 2019 07:57 AM (5IHGB)

113 Hundreds of Congolese arrive in Texas and are released into the nation. They come from ebola country. Apocalypse horse a prancin' boss.
Posted by: john doe, soon at June 16, 2019 07:49 AM (WX+x0)

Was Roland the Thompson Gunner there to help them?

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 16, 2019 07:57 AM (Z+IKu)

114 105 The Left has become a composite of Dorothys' companions on the road to Oz -- no brains, no heart, no courage.

They also lack the will or decent impulses to acquire any of them.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 07:43 AM (H8QX

Your have just described the current public education system. Heard children into buildings closed to public scrutiny or criticism. Teach them nothing of importance and make them timid to leadership and authority. Then send them off into public to make stupid statements about thing they know nothing about while demanding that we respect them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:59 AM (JFO2v)

115 G'mornin, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 07:59 AM (cqNba)

116 A see where B'More is showing 17 murders in the first 13 days of June,

Gonna be a hot summer in the city.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 08:00 AM (cqNba)

117 Happy Fathers Day!

Posted by: ALH at June 16, 2019 08:01 AM (htgmn)

118 "AGW scams and scamming is the work of truly evil and greedy people. Every Green New Deal idea is just a way to keep people poor, cold (or hot), in the dark, and stupid.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 07:41 AM (JFO2v) "


... and keep them there forever, (for their own good!) supervised by Our Self Appointed Betters.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:03 AM (a5hgv)

119 Oberlin has made one thing perfectly clear:

College is a boot camp for leftist professors to train their goon squads. They are publicly-funded bases of operation for tenured radicals to play out their fascist impulses with a constantly-renewing supply of footsoldiers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2019 08:03 AM (oVJmc)

120 The grift is up. French is desperately trying to remain relevant



The grift won't be up as long as there's some money in the grift jar.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking about Milton Friedman and bad people doing the right thing at June 16, 2019 08:04 AM (QzkSJ)

121 Well this got buried:

Department of Justice Backs Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Refusal To Release Trump's Tax Returns To Congress

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:05 AM (JFO2v)

122 Here's a twitter thread from Legal Insurrection showing that Oberlin faculty and staff were active participants in the mob:

https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/1139886390706130944

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2019 08:10 AM (oVJmc)

123 Would just like to send up another prayer request for healing for "Jessie" my 93 year old organist. She has not been able to drive for month and has not been in church because of recurring gallstones and has been in and out of the hospital. She just called in tears because of the pain, and because she had been practicing and had special music for today and was really looking forward to being there. The dear one said "I'm sorry" as if it was her fault she couldn't be there.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 08:11 AM (ahS0B)

124
The grift won't be up as long as there's some money in the grift jar.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking about Milton Friedman and bad people doing the right thing at June 16, 2019 08:04 AM (QzkSJ)

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But that's the point - the jar is getting empty.

Magazines like NR never make money. That's not their point, their point is to influence opinion.

The billionaires paying the rent are looking at them and seeing the money isn't doing anything. That's why TWS folded up - the guy who was footing the bill saw that his vanity press was increasingly irrelevant.

Goldberg is now literally sitting on his couch sending out emails in lieu of publishing. Think about that - guy can't even afford a two-bit web site and domain. Maybe he can borrow one from his mom.

"David French-ism" is now a term of ridicule, a byword for ineffective political activity. French is trying to remain relevant, but it won't work because his entire persona is based on being a holier-than-thou useless tool.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:13 AM (cfSRQ)

125 "Well this got buried: "

Go to the linked PDF. They pull no punches concerning why they concurred.

Basically " The Rat-Fcuk lies simply want the returns so they can leak them to the public."


Well, maybe they didn't actually say 'Rat-Fcuk', but they were thinking it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 08:14 AM (cqNba)

126 Skip - and Jan Magnussen is driving for Corvette. I'm rooting for him bc I like K-Mag and I like Jan's occasional column on motorsport.com. (Apparently, not many Danes go into F1. Something like 87% of F1 race starts by a Danish driver are either Jan or Kevin.)

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Don't forget to tell your best jokes. (can't tell you how many times my dad and I have been the only ones laughing while everyone else stared at us in confusion)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 16, 2019 08:14 AM (rWZ8Y)

127 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. A grey day here in northeastern MA. Rain and showers on the way, but also hot and humid.

I see the director Franco Zeffirelli has died. I still have wonderful memories of seeing his Romeo and Juliet with the luminous Olivia Hussey. And at Stately Poppins Manor, his Jesus of Nazareth is required viewing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:15 AM (Ki5SV)

128 Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Don't forget to tell your best jokes. (can't tell you how many times my dad and I have been the only ones laughing while everyone else stared at us in confusion)
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 16, 2019 08:14 AM (rWZ8Y)

My father was inherently funny to me. I loved being around him for his take on life and people, and would always end up laughing. His sense of humor was absurd, imaginative, incisive and even self-deprecating. I miss him.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 08:17 AM (H8QX8)

129 Done, FS.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:18 AM (a5hgv)

130 The fact that they cannot predict the weather yesterday for today, even within 5 degrees and whether it will rain or not, makes me doubt any "science" that tells me the world is over in 12 years.

Yesterday the forecast was 75 and cloudy. A decent June day for No Ill.
This AM the "forecast" for today is Showers and a high of 58.
Not even close

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 08:20 AM (vd8XM)

131 I see the director Franco Zeffirelli has died. I still have wonderful memories of seeing his Romeo and Juliet with the luminous Olivia Hussey. And at Stately Poppins Manor, his Jesus of Nazareth is required viewing.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:15 AM (Ki5SV

Very underrated director. Don't overlook his "Hamlet" with Mel Gibson -- excellent. And "The Champ" with Jon Voight was a completely different sort of crowd-pleaser, lovingly assembled. A director with a vivid sense of life and art.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 08:20 AM (H8QX8)

132 Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Don't
forget to tell your best jokes. (can't tell you how many times my dad
and I have been the only ones laughing while everyone else stared at us
in confusion)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 16, 2019 08:14 AM (rWZ8Y)

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I had a delightful two-hour phone conversation with my father on Friday. I didn't have that good of a relationship with him growing up. He's not comfortable around kids and my parents were divorced.

But as I reached adulthood, I came to appreciate his wisdom and understand that he's not the kind of guy to gush about how he feels. What my mom insisted was coldness was in fact his natural reserve. Very happy to have gotten to know him as well as I have and I am acutely aware that he won't be around forever.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:21 AM (cfSRQ)

133 Huh, it has quit raining, radar to the west is clear (for now), and birds are starting to make tentative sounds.

Yay !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:21 AM (a5hgv)

134 Trap Top – Quality Chipmunk Trap, Chipmunks Rats & Mice Live Humane Cage Trap


You can buy through from Insty, if there are journalists or elected Dems in your area. And you feel like being humane.

Posted by: Miklos, always helpful at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (QzkSJ)

135 My dad beens gone for 19 years now. We always had a great relationship. He passed his quirky humor to both my sister and me. We can still say 2 words and crack each other up.

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (vd8XM)

136 So Carter Page and Kilimnik were both CIA insiders.

In the Mueller Mueller report Page was treated and accused of criminality for associating with another CIA insider now miraculously deemed to be a Russia Russia Russia spy.

The Mueller reports is just a 400 page long AntiPDT document.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (JFO2v)

137 Zeffirelli was also known for his operatic designs. Here's a shot from Turandot:

https://tinyurl.com/y2fzo86w

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (Ki5SV)

138 Yesterday the forecast was 75 and cloudy. A decent June day for No Ill.

This AM the "forecast" for today is Showers and a high of 58.

Not even close

Posted by: Bruce at June 16, 2019 08:20 AM (vd8XM)

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It is heavy overcast in central Michigan. If I wanted to read a book, I'd have to turn a light on. Been like this since yesterday afternoon.

I'm wondering when the Nazgul show up, accompanied by 40,000 orcs dragging Grond with thm.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:25 AM (cfSRQ)

139 Father and Mother Poppins divorced fairly early in my life, so my memories of him are spotty at best. I never got along with his second wife (though, to be honest, I was an awful child / teenager, so no surprise there).

We spoke a few times during the years, but I never really felt I knew him. My father-figure was my mother's father. Grandfather Poppins was a lovely man, and I try not to think about him, because I miss him very much.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:26 AM (Ki5SV)

140 "The Mueller reports is just a 400 page long AntiPDT document.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (JFO2v) "



I am amazed that anyone expected anything different.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:27 AM (a5hgv)

141 "I'm wondering when the Nazgul show up, accompanied by 40,000 orcs dragging Grond with thm.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:25 AM (cfSRQ) "


LOL !
When they do, point them toward DC and have another cup of coffee.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:29 AM (a5hgv)

142 Good morning and God Bless you moron dads.

And may your memory of your dad be a blessing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 16, 2019 08:30 AM (EZebt)

143 Prayers up for your organist Fenelin, ands for your service.

Posted by: Moki at June 16, 2019 08:31 AM (mFoNl)

144 We spoke a few times during the years, but I never
really felt I knew him. My father-figure was my mother's father.
Grandfather Poppins was a lovely man, and I try not to think about him,
because I miss him very much.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:26 AM (Ki5SV)

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That's similar to my relationship with my mother. To call it 'strained' is a gross understatement.

However, I got along famously with her mother. Lived with her for a couple of years and often spent the summers there.

I think about her a lot, often quote her as *the* authority on questions of taste and etiquette. She died - wow - almost 14 years ago (right after my youngest was born).

One day this spring, I made a tuna salad sandwich the way she always did and served it to my youngest. I explained to her why this was the best tuna salad in the world and how serving it the right way is very important (bread must be toasted and cut into finger-sized slices, etc.).

I said that someday if she has kids, she can make the exact same way, and so a whole new generation would get to appreciate my grandmother.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:33 AM (cfSRQ)

145 But Doctor, I Am Pagliacci!

Posted by: Just the Punchline at June 16, 2019 08:36 AM (yQpMk)

146 My Dad and I were partners in several boats. I was quite and honor to be invited to own a boat with him. I guess while growing up I realized there were 3 options for our relationship: 1. son to father, 2. no relationship, or 3. mutual respect.

I see #1 happens many times. Where the old man wants to be the old man and in charge. Or the son decides to stay the child for emotional or financial support. I think this is what often leads to #2, zero relationship as amanomosty and resentment cause alienation. #3 is hard for both sides. As the son you decide to grow up and take card of life. As the father you have to sit back and watch thing that may hurt.

I got there with my Dad and I still miss him.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:36 AM (JFO2v)

147 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 08:17 AM (H8QX

My Dad loved silly little jokes and word games/puns, and all us kids loved them even though we had heard them before, because he enjoyed the telling so very much!

Off to get ready for church.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 16, 2019 08:37 AM (AZxMX)

148 Posted by: Moki at June 16, 2019 08:31 AM (mFoNl)

Thanks for the prayers, Moki and everyone. We have a pianist who always plays too, so she can do it, as she's filled in for Jessie many times, but the playing is what helps keep Jessie going because she feels needed and appreciated and everybody needs that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 08:37 AM (ahS0B)

149 Good morning and happy Fathers Day to all you Morons with kids. The world is a better place because of you. Well, mostly because of the 'ettes what made that possible, but you get my point.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 16, 2019 08:38 AM (DEYzE)

150 I am amazed that anyone expected anything different.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 08:27 AM (a5hgv)

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I think the Dems expected it to be more strident. The problem was the Mueller wanted to maintain the veneer of detached professionalism, which made it into a jumble of jargon and weak arguments.

Plus, there was the problem that they found nothing and couldn't hide that.

The dumb thing was for them to omit/alter critical information, which leaves them open to vicious questioning by GOP congresscritters.

Which is why Mueller can't testify because they will eat him alive on that.

"Mr. Mueller, is it standard practice to omit key exculpatory evidence when preparing a report? Mr. Mueller, why didn't you present the full quote? Isn't this supposed to be a finding of fact?"

That's why impeachment won't work because the defense team will call him as their first witness.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:39 AM (cfSRQ)

151 I'll be the 150th. Good Morning!

Posted by: Psycho Chicken at June 16, 2019 08:39 AM (uTquT)

152 rhenningantx - your description is very apt and applies to my mom as well. She really wanted mom and daughter, but that was pushing me towards no relationship. (It doesn't help that we are very similar w.r.t. stubbornness and somewhat rigid points of view.) We've both done better in late years, and I think we're getting close to mutual respect.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 16, 2019 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

153 Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:39 AM (cfSRQ)

I think the Mueller investigation under the guise of a Special Counsel was never about 'getting Trump' as much as it was about destroying evidence and trying to hiding malfeasance by the Barky administration, the Clinton crime family and the intelligence community. It was a delaying action.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 16, 2019 08:43 AM (DEYzE)

154 152 rhenningantx - your description is very apt and applies to my mom as well. She really wanted mom and daughter, but that was pushing me towards no relationship. (It doesn't help that we are very similar w.r.t. stubbornness and somewhat rigid points of view.) We've both done better in late years, and I think we're getting close to mutual respect.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 16, 2019 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

My wifes mom even on her death bed decided my wife needed to be chastised for things she (we) did 35 years ago.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:44 AM (JFO2v)

155 I think the Mueller investigation under the guise of
a Special Counsel was never about 'getting Trump' as much as it was
about destroying evidence and trying to hiding malfeasance by the Barky
administration, the Clinton crime family and the intelligence community.
It was a delaying action.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 16, 2019 08:43 AM (DEYzE)

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Embrace the healing power of "and."

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:45 AM (cfSRQ)

156 I'm in agreement with COJ, the best defense is a good offence

Racing over 3,000 miles and only a 25 second lead at Le Mans, wish I was watching.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 08:46 AM (BbGew)

157 My wifes mom even on her death bed decided my wife needed to be chastised for things she (we) did 35 years ago.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:44 AM (JFO2v)

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Hey, our wives must be related!

Someday, I'm going to put a character based on my late mother-in-law and people will look at the cruelty, greed and vindictiveness and insist no one could be like that.

It's amazing how much better our life is without her hate intruding upon it.

My wife claims that when we poured holy water on her grave, she heard it hiss.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

158 I'm waiting for the Book thread, since I've got a couple of links to post that I know will get willowed here.

However, here's a little music for a Sunday morning - Debussy's The Sunken Cathedral.

https://tinyurl.com/h3mb3sf

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:56 AM (Ki5SV)

159 Actual word from Oberlin:

Gibson bakerys archaic chase-and-detain policy regarding suspected shoplifters was the catalyst for the protests. The guilt or innocence of the students is irrelevant to both the root cause of the protests and this litigation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:57 AM (JFO2v)

160 Gibson bakerys archaic chase-and-detain policy
regarding suspected shoplifters was the catalyst for the protests. The
guilt or innocence of the students is irrelevant to both the root cause
of the protests and this litigation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:57 AM (JFO2v)

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Does the administration maintain that a "chase-and-detain" policy is also archaic regarding the items in their own homes?

Asking for some friends.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at June 16, 2019 08:59 AM (cfSRQ)

161 137 Zeffirelli was also known for his operatic designs. Here's a shot from Turandot:

https://tinyurl.com/y2fzo86w
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2019 08:23 AM (Ki5SV)

You know, that's how I visualize the posters on the EMT.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2019 08:59 AM (V2Yro)

162 Shut UP, little man!
Now, where's Paolo? I have a father's day present for him.

Posted by: Susan Scheinberg at June 16, 2019 09:00 AM (LZFcA)

163 Every year that goes by, my kids think I get smarter and smarter.

Posted by: JAS at June 16, 2019 09:01 AM (I5SAg)

164 "159 Actual word from Oberlin: "

These people are sick and dangerous. Our educators and the stewards of our future citizens are profoundly sick and dangerous people.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2019 09:01 AM (H8QX8)

165 So they don't care about shoftlifters. The poor little (and for the most part they're not poor. they come from Middle class and upper Middle class backgrounds according to some poster on Legal Insurrection) get one free pass and Oberlin doesn't want them reported to the police.....because black.... and even though the majority of incidents of shoplifting at Oberlin have not been by black students. if you're underage and want that wine you're damn well entitled to it. Yes, this goes over really well with "average" Americans.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2019 09:02 AM (ahS0B)

166 Actual word from Oberlin:
(...)
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:57 AM (JFO2v)


Before or after the verdict?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 09:03 AM (t+qrx)

167 There's an old saying about why Grandparents and Grandchildren typically get along so well - They've got a common enemy!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2019 09:03 AM (V2Yro)

168 166 Actual word from Oberlin:
(...)
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:57 AM (JFO2v)

Before or after the verdict?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 09:03 AM (t+qrx)

I think was part of filing before trial.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 09:04 AM (JFO2v)

169 >>Actual word from Oberlin:

Gibson bakerys archaic chase-and-detain policy regarding suspected shoplifters was the catalyst for the protests. The guilt or innocence of the students is irrelevant to both the root cause of the protests and this litigation.
- - -
And that's really it: Oberlin wants to be the law. Colleges in general want to be the law, as we've seen with their poor handling of a *criminal* matter: sexual assault. With their campus courts they have subverted out long-established justice system, replaced with concepts such as "guilt until proven innocent," "social justice" (justice based on the accused and accuser's group membership, not the facts), etc..

Gibson's did not cede criminal authority to Oberlin. so they had to be destroyed. Further, Oberlin denies the verdict of the civil lawsuits because it again does not cede authority to Oberlin to decide if what they did was wrong.



Oh, and happy Father's day, horde!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2019 09:05 AM (W+vEI)

170 nood

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 16, 2019 09:06 AM (ZIkx1)

171 163 Every year that goes by, my kids think I get smarter and smarter.
Posted by: JAS at June 16, 2019 09:01 AM (I5SAg)

===

Girl Franpsycho is a senior, so I have a few more years of senility before I start to improve...

Although she is remarkably unscathed from three years of indoctrination.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 16, 2019 09:09 AM (EZebt)

172
"Gibson bakerys archaic chase-and-detain policy regarding suspected shoplifters was the catalyst for the protests. The guilt or innocence of the students is irrelevant to both the root cause of the protests and this litigation."

Ok what's funny there is that NOW they say this? After 2 1/2 years of harassment and a full trial and everything that went on, NOW is the first time they say this???? (Ignore the fact that the Police were called to the scene at the time of the crime and they had no problem with Gibson's actions)

It's more like they never gave this issue any thought at all, and now that they're upset some other lawyer somewhere said "hey, why don't you guys try this line?"

well, too late. There's a rule about Appeals that their genius general counsel has apparently never heard of - you can't bring up any issues on appeal that you didn't bring up at the original trial. In civil cases like this, once you've blown the chance to make your case, you've blown it.

and lets just ignore the fact that this case wasn't about "motivations" at all, it was about the actions that the administrators took long after the fact.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2019 09:09 AM (V2Yro)

173 Actual word from Oberlin:



Gibson bakerys archaic chase-and-detain policy regarding suspected
shoplifters was the catalyst for the protests. The guilt or innocence of
the students is irrelevant to both the root cause of the protests and
this litigation.


Posted by: rhennigantx at June 16, 2019 08:57 AM

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If they don't shut up it's going to happen again and cost them another $33 million.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 16, 2019 09:26 AM (JUOKG)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (6/15/19)

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The Saturday Night Joke


Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse’s legs and rump, and chest.

After a few minutes, Larry asked, ‘Dad, why are you doing that?”

His father replied, “Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape, with firm legs, a strong chest, and a solid rump before I put good money down.”

Larry, looking worried said, ‘Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom.

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There are cookbooks everywhere. The internet has a bazillion sites that offer recipes. But do they have the recipe for Bigfoot Stomping Good Carrot chili Cake?

Created by Jean and Boyd Brougher of Salem, Oregon in 1978. The cookbook came with a giant-footprint baking pan.

Some of the recipes are below. They seem pretty generic. The only thing that makes them Bigfoot recipes is that they're supposed to be cooked in the footprint pan.

Amazon has a listing for the Bigfoot Cookbook, but notes that it's currently unavailable. And even if it were available, it no longer includes the pan (which, I'm sure, is probably considered a prize collectible among Bigfoot enthusiasts).


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Can marijuana kill you? A Louisiana coroner believes so.

Louisiana coroner has doubled down on his opinion that a woman died from the first-ever marijuana overdose in the U.S.

As WPXI reports, an anonymous 39-year-old woman died in February. The official cause of death: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main ingredient in marijuana.

In an autopsy report last month, St. John the Baptist Coroner Dr. Christy Montegut wrote that he didn’t find any other drug in the deceased woman’s system besides THC.


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Concerned about your user data? Stay away from porn sites.

The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn’t come from streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. It comes from porn.

While consuming porn is typically a private and personal affair, porn sites still track your every move: What content you choose, which moments you pause, which parts you repeat. By mining this data to a deeper degree than other streaming services, many porn sites are able to give internet users exactly what they want—and they want a lot of it.

There are 125 million daily visits to the Pornhub Network of sites, including YouPorn and Redtube, and 100 million of those are to Pornhub alone. (It’s widely acknowledged that Pornhub is the most popular porn site in the world although exact statistics on the industry are few and far between.) To put into perspective how much content that is: In 2017, Pornhub transmitted more than the entire contents of the New York Public Library’s 50 million books combined.


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Dogs and fireworks, not always a good mix. Don't worry it has a happy ending.


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Bread that no longer can be sold might be useful in the clothing industry.

BREAD HAS A LOT OF uses: the platform for a sandwich, the precursor to a meal, a filling staple on its own. But one laboratory at the University of Borås in Sweden is thinking outside the bread box. In response to the volume of bread products wasted by Swedish supermarkets each year, scientists are exploring the possibility of converting old pieces of glutinous waste into yarn.

“Bread waste is among the biggest fraction of food wastes, which has the highest environmental footprint of big supermarkets in Sweden,” says Akram Zamani, senior lecturer in resource recycling at the university. “On the other hand, the global textile production keeps growing as a result of increasing the global collective purchasing power.” Zamani and her team are trying to address both issues—the overproduction of bread and non-sustainable fabrics—by combining them.


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NSFW-Language
Did you miss the celebration of the St. Louis Blues after game 7 of the Stanley Cup? Here it is.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Wanting to be on the show Cops he displayed that he is a Genius Award Winner.

EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A chase suspect is in custody after attempting to flee from authorities while trapped in a mobile home park in El Monte Wednesday night.

The mobile home park is in the area of Brookside and Elliot Avenue. Few residents appeared to be outside their homes as the suspect drove at speeds above 30 mph in the narrow, dark roadways.

The chase reportedly started shortly after 9 p.m. after a report of a stolen SUV.


Spike strips were deployed more than once inside the mobile complex, but they did not appear to impact the SUV for about an hour.

As the suspect continued going in circles, authorities blocked all exits and entrances to the mobile home park.

The suspect kept driving around patrol vehicles that were attempting to trap the car.

After several spike strip deployments, the SUV finally gave in when one of its tires rolled off of it and into the front yard of a mobile home.


For your entertainment there is a video embedded in the link. Brilliant.

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1 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:03 PM (CLcKT)

2
Art Hell and joke night. Yay!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 15, 2019 10:03 PM (4DCSq)

3 Happy Caterday!!

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:04 PM (htgmn)

4
Well, hell! Art Bell even!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (4DCSq)

5 Dang skippy

Posted by: Big Tuna at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (9MQsq)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:06 PM (ScThf)

7 Good evening...

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:06 PM (OMsf+)

8 Overdosing on Water can kill you. I won't be surprised if the Louisiana coroner is correct.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (V2Yro)

9 What did you do today?

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (htgmn)

10 MH, Thanks for that top photo. It is appropriate and lovely.

Posted by: JTB at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (bmdz3)

11 Canadian football is in full swing.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (+Tibp)

12 "Bread waste is among the biggest fraction of food wastes, which has the highest environmental footprint of big supermarkets in Sweden," says Akram Zamani, senior lecturer in resource recycling at the university. "On the other hand, the global textile production keeps growing as a result of increasing the global collective purchasing power." Zamani and her team are trying to address both issues--the overproduction of bread and non-sustainable fabrics--by combining them.

First world problems much?

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (aS1PU)

13 I'll wear cotton, but I'm not wearing bread unless it's gluten free.

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:08 PM (htgmn)

14 It was yard work day. What about you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

15 Thanks for yet ANOTHER great Saturday Night Joke !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:09 PM (ScThf)

16 I just had a feeling, a sense, a ripple in the farce that told me... I shouldn't've eaten that olive. Also, ONT.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 15, 2019 10:09 PM (At/8G)

17 Nyah!!!!

Which of you Texas Morons is this?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2a3thqz

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (0jtJt)

18 MH I post a lot of your jokes on my FB. Never fails to get tons of responses.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

19 I spent the afternoon digging post holes with Publius. I just assumed he had a hole digger attachment to one of his tractors (seems he has all kinds of stuff), but no.

Hadn't reckoned with this, but I'm going to marry him anyway.
Bastard deer will eat the entire garden if we don't keep them out somehow. I'd just as soon turn this into a venison farm.
I finally got me a pair of steel-toed clodhoppers, so now I'm a real farm girl

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (NMAzL)

20
Pic at the top could have been me and one of the girls. We had our fair share of those moments.

I like that.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (KATBx)

21 14 It was yard work day. What about you?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

Memorial service for one of Mr. H's cousins. He has a lot of cousins, and he was the first of that generation to pass.

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:11 PM (htgmn)

22 Nyah!!!!

Which of you Texas Morons is this?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2a3thqz
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (0jtJt)


So, since everything is bigger in Texas, is that a concealed carry?

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:11 PM (aS1PU)

23 Tomorrow is Fathers Day. Will make my world famous pasta for my hubby, have the kiddos over, have some cake. One week left of vacay... damn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

24 Never stand up in a boat like that one unless you have all your guns in it.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 10:11 PM (qBNEP)

25 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (JFzNN)

26 Happy Sat evening Horde! Had a terrific day today. Visited a nephew today and we've had a few rough patches in the past - some real estate deals between us went sideways. No real $$ lost but those feelings of familial trust were shaken.

Anyhoo, he discovered two Colt M1911s that belonged to my grandfather that have been missing for years. Long story short, he gave them to me in a bid to begin to repair our relationship.

I must say, I feel better about the whole thing than I did yesterday.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (2mqzK)

27 That's wonderful Miley. I'm so very happy for you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

28 'Never stand up in a boat like that one unless you have all your guns in it.'


And a flotation device.

Posted by: Guy with 5 liter inflatable boobs at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (UdKB7)

29 That Bigfoot pan would make a wild jello mold for some Methodist potluck.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (NMAzL)

30 Thanks Jewels

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

31 Hey everybody.

MisHum, funny you mention the chase in El Monte. I saw some of it live on TV here in So Cal and almost logged back into the ONT that night to mention it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (miE9U)

32 Wearing bread would solve the problem of having wolves follow you around when you wear meat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (9SkN+)

33 I shouldn't've eaten that olive

Things Popeye never said.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (ScThf)

34 Overdosing on Water can kill you. I won't be surprised if the Louisiana coroner is correct.


Given the stronger and stronger pot that's being made available, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (OMsf+)

35 That's wonderful Miley. I'm so very happy for you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

Jewell, this is where God has put me out to pasture, and I love it!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (NMAzL)

36 Miley, my hat's off to you for using a post hold digger.

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (htgmn)

37 I just had a feeling, a sense, a ripple in the farce that told me... I shouldn't've eaten that olive. Also, ONT.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 15, 2019 10:09 PM (At/8G)


I've got half a mind to go get some Castelvetranos and cheese out of the refrigerator now. So thanks?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

38 Kateurday ONT Compliance Videos

https://tinyurl.com/y68p6uuw

https://tinyurl.com/y3yz9lps

Posted by: kbdabear at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (0Ntuf)

39 A better ending to the joke would have been "Dad, I think Mom wants to buy the UPS guy."

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (pPNCa)

40 Re the pot story, a ton of new business are opening here in SoCal, selling CBD.

I've heard it has the medicinal properties of marijuana, but none of the high.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (miE9U)

41 An early Happy Father's Day to the Dad-Morons

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (XAYDB)

42 Wearing bread would solve the problem of having wolves follow you around when you wear meat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (9SkN+)

Or a wineskin.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (NMAzL)

43 I shouldn't've eaten that olive

Things Popeye never said.
Posted by: JT

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Ah, didja ever notice that Swee'Pea looks like Whimpy - not Popeye?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (2mqzK)

44 Given the stronger and stronger pot that's being made available, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (OMsf+)


She had the munchies so bad that she eat herself...to death.

Posted by: Spaceballs Newscaster at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (aS1PU)

45 That's wonderful Miley. I'm so very happy for you.

Seconded

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (ScThf)

46 The Future comes to Portland:

Portland is full of 24-hour convenience stores. The ones in marginal neighborhoods have a bad reputation late at night - junkies and ne're-do-wells tend to congregate outside of them, and there are frequently thefts, robberies, and assaults in the stores.

A convenience store in a very junkie-intensive part of Portland is trying a new approach.

The door to the store is locked. If you want to enter the store, you have to stand on a mat, and look up at a camera. The store runs a facial recognition search on you, and if you are a known troublemaker, the door stays locked. If not, the door opens. An employee at the store claims that the software also checks for people with outstanding felony warrants, but I don't think that the cops have a database like that, and I don't think that they would share it with a private business if they did.

If this becomes more common, the SJW's on the Portland city council will ban it, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

47 10 hours and 44 minutes left of the 24 Hours of LeMans!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (VhR1N)

48 Miley, the Duchess

Your Grace, When is the wedding? And was he the soul of class when he popped the question? He did ask you, right?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

49 Clothing made of bread?

Good news: it would definitely help with eliminating food waste.

Bad news: celebs such as Lena Dunham will eat so much of their outfits they'll end up attending events naked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (miE9U)

50 I called the corgis...

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (NR6n1)

51 The original "Just When I Needed You Most" is superior to that girly version.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:17 PM (XAYDB)

52 Top 50?

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 10:17 PM (ta49A)

53 I missed the Pet Thread. Here are some good doggies watching Alpha Trump on tv.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyua8wwo

Those doggies have better manners than do our media lapdogs.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (Y8PSl)

54 Miley, my hat's off to you for using a post hold digger.





Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:14 PM (htgmn)

First time ever. I did about a foot (the easy soil), but Publius took over once we hit heavy clay. We planted 15 fence posts this afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, there are a lot to go.
God bless that man - even with his rheumatoid arthritis, he's a trooper. He says the new infusion he's been getting is a real help, and he has more energy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (NMAzL)

55 That boat must have a deep keel. Should be listing t starboard.

But a nice bucolic family picture. Thanks, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (u82oZ)

56 If a tobacco company added THC to its cigarettes, what would a liberal say?

Posted by: Halfwise at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (kLxSO)

57 Ah, didja ever notice that Swee'Pea looks like Whimpy - not Popeye?

"I'll gladly pay you tuesday ... wait ! THAT'S not a hamburger ahhhh... close enough !"

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (ScThf)

58 If a tobacco company added THC to its cigarettes, what would a liberal say?
Posted by: Halfwise at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (kLxSO)


They would condemn Israel.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (t+qrx)

59 Erev tov morons. Fedex > UPS

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (EZebt)

60 Seconded

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (ScThf)

Thanks, JT!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (NMAzL)

61 Marijuana hyperemesis syndrome can be bad, but I have never personally seen anyone die from weed alone. Not every adulterant is easy to test for and sellers change synthetic additives constantly. I;ve heard of n-bomb and embalming fluid causing havoc

Posted by: CN at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (U7k5w)

62 57 Ah, didja ever notice that Swee'Pea looks like Whimpy - not Popeye?

"I'll gladly pay you tuesday ... wait ! THAT'S not a hamburger ahhhh... close enough !"
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (ScThf)

--I'm hazy on Popeye lore, but wasn't it always part of the story that Swee Pea was adopted?

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:20 PM (XAYDB)

63 I spent the afternoon digging post holes with Publius. I just assumed he had a hole digger attachment to one of his tractors (seems he has all kinds of stuff), but no.

Hadn't reckoned with this, but I'm going to marry him anyway.
Bastard deer will eat the entire garden if we don't keep them out somehow. I'd just as soon turn this into a venison farm.
I finally got me a pair of steel-toed clodhoppers, so now I'm a real farm girl

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM



I'd recall publius' general plans for the deer fence from last evening... But I've been thinking... You'd catch more deer if you were to use concertina wire for the fence... Jus' sayin'!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:20 PM (CLcKT)

64 If a tobacco company added THC to its cigarettes, what would a liberal say?

Posted by: Halfwise
________

They would ask if the gun was purchased legally.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 10:20 PM (ta49A)

65 Pic. That looks to be an 8' pram. My dad built one for me when I was about 9 years old. Suddenly, the world was at my command. I must have rowed that thing a hundred miles.

Also of note, the oarlocks are apparently pinned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:20 PM (YvUf/)

66 Fedex > UPS
Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (EZebt)


UPS is a service that will leave packages at my house if I tell them to. FedEx is a place where I drive to go pick up things that I had "delivered".

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (t+qrx)

67 Deer can leap pretty high.

Posted by: davidt at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (geIq4)

68 Seconded

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (ScThf)

Thanks, JT!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

You're most welcome.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (ScThf)

69 If Pornhub gives YOU are credit card, have you been overdoing it?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (ABuva)

70 As they say, this ain't Granpa Moonbeam's reefer no more.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (ykYG2)

71
If a tobacco company added THC to its cigarettes, what would a liberal say?

Posted by: Halfwise

======

They would blame Trump.

Then they would ask what THC is.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (13CQC)

72 Your Grace, When is the wedding? And was he the soul of class when he popped the question? He did ask you, right?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

We haven't set a date yet, Salty - there's a lot going on right now. But it's all good - no particular rush.

Yes, he went down on one (ravaged) knee as I stood barefoot (but not pregnant) in the kitchen, and kissed my hand. That's how much he loves me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (NMAzL)

73 Popeye got Swee'pea in the mail and adopted him according to some accounts but also it was said Swee'pea was Olive Oyl's nephew or cousin.

He still looks like Whimpy though, damnit.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:23 PM (2mqzK)

74 Congratulation Miley and Publius.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:24 PM (aS1PU)

75 Tonypete: he'll gladly pay Olive Tuesday for some cooter today!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 10:24 PM (miE9U)

76
If this becomes more common, the SJW's on the Portland city council will ban it, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 15, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

===

This has already been outlawed in San Francisco, comrades.

Also, it has recently been made law that all businesses must accept cash, no cashless operations.

Leading the way to a better tomorrow citizens!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 10:24 PM (EZebt)

77 Our tomatoes are in large pots on the deck. That was the plan to keep the deer away.

Did you now that there are worms that bore into a tomato and eat it from the inside out?


Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:24 PM (htgmn)

78 I'd recall publius' general plans for the deer fence
from last evening... But I've been thinking... You'd catch more deer
if you were to use concertina wire for the fence... Jus' sayin'!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:20 PM (CLcKT)

A petting zoo? Bloody. LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:24 PM (NMAzL)

79 Miley you have some very sweet things happening, from the sounds of it. Wonderful!

Posted by: Halfwise at June 15, 2019 10:25 PM (kLxSO)

80 Yes, he went down on one (ravaged) knee as I stood barefoot (but not pregnant) in the kitchen, and kissed my hand. That's how much he loves me.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (NMAzL)

That is so sweet. I heart Romance.

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:25 PM (htgmn)

81 Who wants to go to bed? Me!

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 10:25 PM (qBNEP)

82 Deer can leap pretty high.


Posted by: davidt at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (geIq4)

This is an outwardly angled fence, which should mess with their deery heads. And it will be covered with orange sand/snow netting. That will hopefully freak them out.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (NMAzL)

83 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019


Publius needs to get a handheld gas-powered augur, it's a real back- and time-saver.

I've used the Harbor Freight one like this, and it's great, even in Georgia clay: https://youtu.be/0l8wTLQfPz4

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (OMsf+)

84
A convenience store in a very junkie-intensive part of Portland is trying a new approach.

The door to the store is locked.

======

This is the case all over West L.A. and Beverly Hills. Someone looks you up and down, and if you don't seem too skeevy, you can come in and browse.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (13CQC)

85 Yes, he went down on one (ravaged) knee as I stood barefoot (but not pregnant) in the kitchen, and kissed my hand. That's how much he loves me.

Aww.. tear in my eye. Not being snarky. I think it's wonderful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

86 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Heh. I got a call from my guitar-playing buddy (whom I've spoken of here) about 5:30 that went "Hey, how soon can you get to the club to play? The act that was supposed to be here couldn't make it."

So, I just got in from a fire alarm gig. We pulled the manager's ass out of the fire, so that's prolly worth at least one Attaboy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:27 PM (HaL55)

87 Your Grace, you two turtledoves will be in my prayers. May you have the one-soul marriage of satisfaction that others can only envy.

I am so happy for you both.


I will now do a Happy Dance in front of my wife. If I don't come back tonight, it worked. Or she is a dance critic, and I'm injured. One of the two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

88 OK, we're going on a Waffle House run. Publius says he can eat a horse.

Back later!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (NMAzL)

89 Canadian football is in full swing.

Posted by: Blutarski
________

Well, shoot! We need a CFL cheerleader pic:

https://tinyurl.com/y4pmup3s

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (ta49A)

90 If there is one thing you can never ever predict it's what life is gonna throw at you. Good or bad. I guess at my age I'm just learning to roll with the punches.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

91 ...Erev tov morons. Fedex > UPS

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 10:19 PM (EZebt)



Fed Ex and UPS have announced a merger.

They're gonna call it Fed-UP.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (QzJWU)

92 I will now do a Happy Dance in front of my wife. If I don't come back tonight, it worked. Or she is a dance critic, and I'm injured. One of the two.

I would seriously give you my next paycheck to see that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

93 Aww, that's sweet, Miley. How long did it take him to get back up?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:29 PM (HaL55)

94 Nothing like the country life, Miley.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at June 15, 2019 10:30 PM (ABuva)

95 lol BB!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

96 Well, shoot! We need a CFL cheerleader pic:


I guess the cold weather prevents boob growth !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (ScThf)

97 Always like the photos. A lake with no motors or no trolling?

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (K22Va)

98 ALERT ALERT ALERT!

I have been running Content Restrictions on my iPad to block some IOS browser-hijacking site ads. The damned thing just blocked ace.mu.nu and acecomments.mu.nu. I had to whitelist the sites.

Did some asshole just blacklist AoSHQ for IOS devices?

Posted by: filbert at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (Lz9fr)

99 Wow -- Miley and Publius, all the best to you both!!

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (ta49A)

100
What about fermenting the bread into alcohol?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 15, 2019 10:32 PM (t5m5e)

101 OK, we're going on a Waffle House run. Publius says he can eat a horse.

(Ben had cocks hammer)

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:32 PM (ScThf)

102 Pick one. Debora Winger or Sean Young.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:32 PM (6nE2G)

103 97 Always like the photos. A lake with no motors or no trolling?
Posted by: dartist at June 15

Our little lake is no wake lake
Oats or electric motor only

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

104 Ah, didja ever notice that Swee'Pea looks like Whimpy - not Popeye?
Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (2mqzK)



He kinda looks like the Shmoo, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (hSQmw)

105 Did some asshole just blacklist AoSHQ for IOS devices?
Posted by: filbert at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM (Lz9fr)

iOS Safari test

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

106 He kinda looks like the Shmoo, too.
Posted by: Kindltot

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For a fat man, Whimpy got around.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (2mqzK)

107 Ah, didja ever notice that Swee'Pea looks like Whimpy - not Popeye?
Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (2mqzK)


He kinda looks like the Shmoo, too.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (hSQmw)


And the Jeep.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (aS1PU)

108 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:32 PM (6nE2G)

Debra Winger.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

109 Good evening.

Serious question.

Probably obvious but I don't want to overreact.

Oh, spoiler alert, but it's gross.

*Ahem*

Shitting five or six times in a day is probably not healthy. It's not every day but it happens a couple of times a week.

Probably worth seeing a doctor for?

Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (PoO7+)

110 ALERT ALERT ALERT!

I have been running Content Restrictions on my iPad to block some IOS browser-hijacking site ads. The damned thing just blocked ace.mu.nu and acecomments.mu.nu. I had to whitelist the sites.

Did some asshole just blacklist AoSHQ for IOS devices?

Posted by: filbert at June 15, 2019 10:31 PM


I can access Teh HQ with Safari on my iPod... I just checked!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (CLcKT)

111 My Fathers Day present? A double, minimum, shot of gelatoat my local Italian sweet shop. Chocolate I think, perhaps pistachio.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (8nYF9)

112 13 I'll wear cotton, but I'm not wearing bread unless it's gluten free.
Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 10:08 PM (htgmn)

----

They're proposing that people wear fungus.

How long until the first allergy claims

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (t5m5e)

113 Pick one. Debora Winger or Sean Young.

Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (ScThf)

114 iOS Brave test

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (t+qrx)

115 This has already been outlawed in San Francisco, comrades.

Philadelphia is trying to ban the use of bulletproof glass to protect clerks in convenience stores, because that makes it too difficult for thugs to rob the Asians who work in these establishments.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (I2/tG)

116
The door to the store is locked. If you want to enter the store, you have to stand on a mat, and look up at a camera. The store runs a facial recognition search on you, and if you are a known troublemaker, the door stays locked. If not, the door opens.


Just damn.

A few months ago I was pitching a service very similar to that to a high level Kroger executive.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (lD3vL)

117 ALERT ALERT ALERT!


Only after the first 100 comments, please.

Posted by: Miklos, Sending up a style book flare at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (QzkSJ)

118 105

Working for me on iPad w latest iOS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (AZxMX)

119 Tonight seems to be the locally-awaited firefly hatch. I've seen onesie-twosies for a week or more, tonight there are hundreds. The tree and bushes down through the ravine behind the house are a twinkle everywhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (4bd7D)

120 Shitting five or six times in a day is probably not healthy. It's not every day but it happens a couple of times a week.

Probably worth seeing a doctor for?
Posted by: Robert

----

Can you tie this into any change in diet? If not, and this is unusual for you, yes - see a shitty Dr.

You know what I mean.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (2mqzK)

121 Could someone with Celiac Disease wear clothes made from bread?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at June 15, 2019 10:36 PM (SRRAx)

122 Shitting five or six times in a day is probably not healthy. It's not every day but it happens a couple of times a week.

Probably worth seeing a doctor for?

Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM



What have you been eating there, Robert?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:36 PM (CLcKT)

123 iOS Dolphin test

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 15, 2019 10:36 PM (AZxMX)

124 Saturday night joke was good, as always.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 10:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

125 "In an autopsy reprot last month, St. John the Baptist coroner Dr. Christy Montegut wrote that he didn't find any other drug in the deceased woman's system besides THC."

I'm' sure the 37 stab wounds in her abdomen had nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 10:36 PM (m79Dg)

126 If a tobacco company added THC to its cigarettes, what would a liberal say?
Posted by: Halfwise at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (kLxSO)


Winston introduces KRATOM with THC! Look for the green box!

Winston K!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (hSQmw)

127 Probably worth seeing a doctor for?
Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:34 PM (PoO7+)


My husband has been that way his whole life.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

128 iOS Brave test
Posted by: hogmartin

Trust me

Backdoor oh yes

Posted by: The Gay as all hell fucker who runs Apple at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

129 Our little lake is no wake lake
Oats or electric motor only
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


OATS ?

So, ya throw 'em in the lake.... they absorb the water, and ya walk to where ya wanna go ?

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (ScThf)

130 Can you tie this into any change in diet? If not, and this is unusual for you, yes - see a shitty Dr.



You know what I mean.


No one has recommended slapping hot iron to it?

It's like I don't know you people anymore...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (HaL55)

131
I'm beginning to think there may be something to this notion that people are getting nervous. Some rather prominent dirtbags have done interviews lately -- Andrew McCabe, Susan Rice, James Baker. When this many of them are leaving their cozy firesides to talk to Rachel Maddow, I wonder if there's a collective sense of something coming and they're trying to get out in front of it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (13CQC)

132 I believe that the phrase is .. Danger. Danger

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:38 PM (6nE2G)

133
'Winston Tokes Good, Like a Cigarette Should!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:38 PM (4bd7D)

134 Pick one. Debora Winger or Sean Young.
---
Is the purpose of this test to see if I'm a lesbian, Mr. Decker?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 10:39 PM (kQs4Y)

135 Trust me

Backdoor oh yes
Posted by: The Gay as all hell fucker who runs Apple at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)


??

Brave is owned by Brendan Eich.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

136 No one has recommended slapping hot iron to it?

It's like I don't know you people anymore...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

-----

Patient - My ass has had this burning sensation lately.

Dr. - Could it be the hot iron you've slapped to it?



Nah, that couldn't be it.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:39 PM (2mqzK)

137 Our little lake is no wake lake

Oats or electric motor only

Nice. My favorite kinds of lakes. I see why you moved there.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 10:39 PM (K22Va)

138 Robert.. you know if you see a doctor and this is unusual for you then the next step is probably a colonoscopy. Be prepared.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (dUJdY)

139 Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (S

I'm quite happy with the arrangement

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

140 I wonder if there's a collective sense of something coming and they're trying to get out in front of it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (13CQC)

May it be so.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (kLxSO)

141

"Take a Toke, It's Springtime"

"LSMFT, Lucky Strike Means Fine THC"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (4bd7D)

142 For a fat man, Whimpy got around.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (2mqzK)

I think it was Olive Oyl that got around. I believe it was because Popeye could only achieve an erection after eating a can of spinach.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (m79Dg)

143 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (4bd7D)

Only happened to me once but it was unforgettable. Dark unlit two lane country road with 5-6 foot corn fields on either side and fire flies everywhere for about a mile long stretch!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (AZxMX)

144 Congratulations Miley and Publius! Fen should officiate!!

Posted by: Jmel at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (LnNEa)

145 Our little lake is no wake lake
Oats or electric motor only
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


OATS ?

So, ya throw 'em in the lake.... they absorb the water, and ya walk to where ya wanna go ?
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (ScThf)


OOOOOOOATS on the WAAAATER

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:41 PM (t+qrx)

146 Good evening, Horde!

Just came back from a big neighborhood party and the gay flags and paraphernalia were everywhere!

I thought I would have a miserable time, but I had a blast. A couple of gay guys I play tennis with made a big deal over me and made me feel welcome. All in all, I had a great time.

Some of the members of the left can actually be very decent people.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 15, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

147 Oats or electric motor only
----------

Ours is Grits Only.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:41 PM (w54mS)

148 All together now...

"No stem, no seeds that you don't need

Acapulco Gold is...*inhale*...bad ass weed...*whewwww*"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:41 PM (HaL55)

149 Robert.. you know if you see a doctor and this is unusual for you then the next step is probably a colonoscopy. Be prepared. Prepare your anus!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM



FIFY!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (CLcKT)

150

I.m very proud to be the father of our girls. If we accomplished nothing else in our marriage, we raised two outstanding kids.

Makes a nice legacy for a man.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (KATBx)

151 Who names his son Christy?

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (h2Bdk)

152 Nope, I turn on Content Restrictions/Block Adult Sites on my iphone and the HQ is "blocked by a content filter.". (that's the only way you can block those goodluckday.site bastards that kept hijacking my web sessions on IOS.)

I guess I'll have to go back to viewing porn sites and site ad spam. Boo.

Posted by: filbert at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (Lz9fr)

153 All hail you that cracked me up

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (6nE2G)

154 Our little lake is no wake lake
Oats or electric motor only
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

I'm on a 10HP limit, well house boats can do a bit more, 25, I think. The ranger gets 50 HP.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (Rz2Nc)

155 Damn auto correct

Oars

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

156 Clothing made of bread?


*******

Loafing Around - a limerick

A crusty old clothes hound named Brown
Made clothing from bread that he found
He looked really cute
In a sourdough suit
We all said "He's the toast of the town!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (mvenn)

157 LadyL - good for you but, I understand about the flags but what do you mean by gay 'paraphernalia'?

I may be sorry I asked.



Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (2mqzK)

158 Or switch to Brave for HQ viewing.

Posted by: filbert at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (Lz9fr)

159 149 Robert.. you know if you see a doctor and this is unusual for you then the next step is probably a colonoscopy. Be prepared. Prepare your anus!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM



FIFY!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (CLcKT)


Bah. I got all worried about that and it turned out to be nothing. The only part that was remotely annoying was the previous night, and as long as you make sure you don't have to be anywhere it's no big deal.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (h2Bdk)

160 Damn auto correct

Oars
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (aA3+G)


Oi, mate, is you callin' us 'oars?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (t+qrx)

161 ...Robert.. you know if you see a doctor and this is unusual for you then the next step is probably a colonoscopy. Be prepared. Prepare your anus!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM


FIFY!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (CLcKT)


Joe Biden's M.D. scheduled him for a brain scan. With a Proctologist.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (QzJWU)

162 I thought I would have a miserable time, but I had a blast. A couple of gay guys I play tennis with made a big deal over me and made me feel welcome. All in all, I had a great time.

Many of them are good people. Glad you had a nice time.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (dUJdY)

163 Clothing made of bread?

**********

Honey, do these pants make my buns look fat?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (mvenn)

164 Only happened to me once but it was unforgettable. Dark unlit two lane country road with 5-6 foot corn fields on either side and fire flies everywhere for about a mile long stretch!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
-------

One Spring in N.Georgia, I was so taken by it that I hiked into the woods a bit, and just sat on a log and watched. It was mesmerizing in the near total darkness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (w54mS)

165 Who names his son Christy?

Christy Mathewson's parents?

Posted by: Chuck C at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (zCabI)

166 Can you tie this into any change in diet?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (2mqzK)

Oh, probably. A few months ago I got my CDL and I drive OTR. I don't eat most truck stop shit (PJ Fresh salads are nice, though) so I eat a lot of soups and tuna. Well, mostly soup.

Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (PoO7+)

167 OOOOOOOATS on the WAAAATER
Posted by: hogmartin

LOL !

nice

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (ScThf)

168 Clothing made of bread?


******

Q: What kind of shoes are those?

A: Penny loafers!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (mvenn)

169 Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (mvenn)

Excellent. Well done.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (aS1PU)

170 Robert, that is a good reason to go to an MD.

On the other hand, how is your stress level? That will mess with your guts, and the GP may not ask about that.

If you are at TMJ/Puking every morning stress levels you may want to look into that as well

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (hSQmw)

171 I doff my hat to you once more, Muldoon. You have the gift of gab.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)

172 If your diet has changed then that could certainly be a factor.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (dUJdY)

173 Can you tie this into any change in diet?

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:35 PM (2mqzK)

Oh, probably. A few months ago I got my CDL and I drive OTR. I don't eat most truck stop shit (PJ Fresh salads are nice, though) so I eat a lot of soups and tuna. Well, mostly soup.
Posted by: Robert

And soup rhymes with poop !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (ScThf)

174 157 LadyL - good for you but, I understand about the flags but what do you mean by gay 'paraphernalia'?

I may be sorry I asked.



Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (2mqzK)


It was Gay Pride day in Columbus and everyone was wearing GP tee shirts, ascots, hats, etc.

I honestly don't care who other people choose to love, but I sometimes wish their personal choices weren't shoved in my face 24/7...

Posted by: Ladyl at June 15, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

175 Ours is Grits Only.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Stone ground, and it should come out yellow

Posted by: Miklos, occupied with cigar bidnis at June 15, 2019 10:47 PM (QzkSJ)

176 ou know if you see a doctor and this is unusual for you then the next step is probably a colonoscopy. Be prepared. Prepare your anus!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM



FIFY!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (CLcKT)

LOL!

Well, it might be the closest thing I'll ever get to romance.

Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:47 PM (PoO7+)

177 LadyL - good for you but, I understand about the flags but what do you mean by gay 'paraphernalia'?

I may be sorry I asked.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:43 PM (2mqzK)

Strap ons, anus shaped flesh lights, gerbils, animal shaped condom balloons. Just the usual stuff.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 10:47 PM (m79Dg)

178 If your clothes are made of bread, are you getting dressed or making a sandwich?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 15, 2019 10:48 PM (jp0Bv)

179 by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (mvenn)

no matter how you slice it, that's a bad pun!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 15, 2019 10:48 PM (AZxMX)

180 151 Who names his son Christy?
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 10:42 PM (h2Bdk)

--Christy Matthewson is one of the original Baseball HOFers.

Some names we take for granted as girl's names were men's names.

Christy is one, and Ashley is another.

Tyler is currently "in transition"

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:48 PM (XAYDB)

181 Ours is Grits Only.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Stone ground, and it should come out yellow
Posted by: Miklos, occupied with cigar bidnis at June 15, 2019 10:47 PM


I've heard of grits before. I've just never actually seen one.

Posted by: Vinny at June 15, 2019 10:48 PM (zCabI)

182 Well, mostly soup.
Posted by: Robert

And soup rhymes with poop !
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (ScThf)


And that stands for pool!

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 10:49 PM (t+qrx)

183
Oh, probably. A few months ago I got my CDL and I drive OTR. I don't eat most truck stop shit (PJ Fresh salads are nice, though) so I eat a lot of soups and tuna. Well, mostly soup.
Posted by: Robert at June 15, 2019 10:45 PM (PoO7+)


Your problem might also be caused by an overactive thyroid. Don't ask me how I know this,

Posted by: Ladyl at June 15, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

184 But it's important to note that it's almost impossible to determine how much THC the woman actually consumed, since THC levels rapidly diminish inside the body, leaving only traces of the original amount by the time the autopsy was complete.

Well, that's funny, because I've always heard that THC stays in the body for weeks after use, which makes employment drug tests very problematic since they can't distinguish current intoxication from recreational use on weekends.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

185 And soup rhymes with poop !
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:46 PM (ScThf)

And that stands for pool!
Posted by: hogmartin

LOL again !

Nice Music Man reference !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:50 PM (ScThf)

186 It was Gay Pride day in Columbus and everyone was wearing GP tee shirts, ascots, hats, etc.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

IT'S REPUSIVE AND DISGUSTING that the city hasnt changed it's name!!!!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (ta49A)

187 I think it was Olive Oyl that got around. I believe
it was because Popeye could only achieve an erection after eating a can
of spinach.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (m79Dg)


I know, right? He pops of all manic, that really unromantic music starts up, and there he is with spinach in his teeth. Would take a special kind of woman to say yes to that.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (hSQmw)

188
Remember, too, that ALL food is health food -- some is good health food and some is bad health food.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (dPMBY)

189 FIRST!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (DW6U4)

190 So I had a beef with my ex that Adrienne Barbeau wasn't known for her magnificent boob's. Who's Right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (6nE2G)

191 Who names his son Christy?
Posted by: Ace's liver

All of us. It is now the Third Generation.

Posted by: The New Christy Minstrels at June 15, 2019 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

192 Bah. I got all worried about that and it turned out to be nothing. The only part that was remotely annoying was the previous night, and as long as you make sure you don't have to be anywhere it's no big deal.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 10:44 PM (h2Bdk)


It's no big deal as long as you don't have to be anywhere AND you have a prepper-sized stock of Charmin very near to hand.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 10:52 PM (Y8PSl)

193 Adrienne Barbeau is ONLY known for her magnificent hooters.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 10:52 PM (2mqzK)

194 All of us. It is now the Third Generation.
Posted by: The New Christy Minstrels
----------

You're not really 29, are you?

Posted by: Barry McGuire at June 15, 2019 10:53 PM (ZMWtN)

195 Oh, probably. A few months ago I got my CDL and I drive OTR. I don't eat
most truck stop shit (PJ Fresh salads are nice, though) so I eat a lot
of soups and tuna. Well, mostly soup.


I had antibiotics IV once and what followed for about two years was gastrointestinal hell until I figured out that my gut flora had been killed.


I tried something called "kefir." Lots of probiotics in it. Look for it in the yogurt aisle of your local grocery story. A couple of big guzzles from the bottle a day, don't drink the whole thing at once. See if that helps.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 10:53 PM (HaL55)

196 I have seen the first two planet of the apes movies and thought they were much better than expected. The second one has enough interesting ape character plot that you forget that you are looking at CGI.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2019 10:54 PM (rnAwa)

197 One probably-harmless cause of Too Much Poop: bile duct overactivity. This happened to me a month ago. Dark green sharts all morning. Then I got better.

I looked up what might cause this, and the sites were unhelpful. Shit happens sometimes.

If it's coupled with, and I'm quoting from memory, a feeling like 'paul krugman in the limbic colon, with his pointy gnome hat, lighting fires', that would be diverticulitis, which you don't want.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 15, 2019 10:54 PM (ykYG2)

198 Was at the Blues parade today. What a halloween-in-a-madhouse.

Ryan O'Reilly, i.e., he who drops the F bombs in Miss Hum's video above, wore a black hat & cavorted around playfully with the crowd.

With his full bushy beard, he looked exactly like a big, strapping Irish-Canadian rabbi, btw, & I'm pretty sure he knew that, too.

Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 10:54 PM (Cssks)

199 You're not really 29, are you?
Posted by: Barry McGuire

Don't have cult going neither.

Sad.

Posted by: Cultless Miklos at June 15, 2019 10:55 PM (QzkSJ)

200 The coroner is a retard.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:56 PM (7/jhW)

201 The Godfather Part II coming on AMC. Coincidence? You decide.

Posted by: Barry McGuire at June 15, 2019 10:56 PM (ZMWtN)

202 Clothing made from bread?

********


Okay, let's roll up our sleeves...

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:56 PM (mvenn)

203 198 Was at the Blues parade today. What a halloween-in-a-madhouse.

Ryan O'Reilly, i.e., he who drops the F bombs in Miss Hum's video above, wore a black hat & cavorted around playfully with the crowd.

With his full bushy beard, he looked exactly like a big, strapping Irish-Canadian rabbi, btw, & I'm pretty sure he knew that, too.
Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 10:54 PM (Cssks)


--Bluuuuuuuuuuuues!!!!!!

I'm a Jets fan (and a Bruins fan) and happy for them.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:57 PM (XAYDB)

204
I wonder if there's a collective sense of something coming and they're trying to get out in front of it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:37 PM (13CQC)

May it be so.
Posted by: Halfwise

======

Come to think of it, another one out there yapping to Maddow is Hillary herself. Hm.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 10:57 PM (13CQC)

205 Don't have cult going neither.

Posted by: Cultless Miklos
________

The Wisdom and the Way of the Horned Oyster would happily welcome you into our community.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 10:58 PM (ta49A)

206 Okay, let's roll up our sleeves...
Posted by: Muldoon

I like dresses with pretty flours.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklosing at June 15, 2019 10:58 PM (QzkSJ)

207 So I had a beef with my ex that Adrienne Barbeau wasn't known for her magnificent boob's. Who's Right?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 10:51 PM (6nE2G)


Don't look at me for an answer. I got raked over the coals by a date because I didn't fink Hitchcock's The Birds to be terribly scary.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 10:58 PM (hSQmw)

208 202 Clothing made from bread?

********


Okay, let's roll up our sleeves...
Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 10:56 PM (mvenn)

--As long as we're not Procrustean about the topic.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (XAYDB)

209 Okay, let's roll up our sleeves...
Posted by: Muldoon

I like dresses with pretty flours.
Posted by: Miklos, just Miklosing at June 15, 2019 10:58 PM (QzkSJ)


I don't knead this.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (aS1PU)

210 "Given the stronger and stronger pot that's being made available, it was bound to happen sooner or later"

For THC, there are varying figures, ranging from 1,260 milligrams of THC per kilogram of body weight down to 666 mg/kg

You'd have to smoke pounds of pot. Maaaayyyybe if you drank a lot of an oil, maybe.

But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (7/jhW)

211 8
Overdosing on Water can kill you. I won't be surprised if the Louisiana coroner is correct.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (V2Yro)

She's not. One would suffocate first due to the amount required to be smoked in a short period of time.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (rnXGe)

212 First win for the Blue's, fun fact. St Louis university ruled college soccer once before everyone caught up

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:00 PM (6nE2G)

213 Rickl!


How goes it?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 11:00 PM (CLcKT)

214 The Wisdom and the Way of the Horned Oyster would happily welcome you into our community.
Posted by: FireHorse

I Like the big Oyster Horns you guys put on the front of old Cadillacs. Authentic.

The horn itself doesn't seem to do much.

Posted by: Miklos, from Classic Oyster Cars LLC at June 15, 2019 11:01 PM (QzkSJ)

215 Congrats Miley Publius!
As I always say.. you never know when love is gonna jump and bite you in the ass!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (438dO)

216 Had my first "drinks date" in about 10 years and I think I overwhelmed the poor guy. Sigh. This dating things sucks. He complimented me and said I was intelligent, funny and very attractive then we started talking about Obamacare and he said we need socialized medicine cause OCare is a mess. I said sure, turning over 1/6 of our economy to the Govt to manage was a super idea. I mean they do such a stellar job with the Postal Service, VA, Student Loan Program, etc. He just looked at me and said "Wow, you know a lot more than I do about it". We changed subjects quickly. I going to die alone aren't I.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)

217 While consuming porn is typically a private and personal affair, porn sites still track your every move: What content you choose, which moments you pause, which parts you repeat.

*cough* Usenet *cough*

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (DTX3h)

218 Muldoon Industries has issued a recall for comment #163. After a few tweaks it will be reissued as:

"Honey, do these buns make my ass look fat?"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (mvenn)

219 Alright, my wife has told me for a while we have a wedding to go to Thursday, June 20th.

Today, she let me know it's a Pagan wedding. No, rice or beard seed throwing, ringing bells to call for fairies, I said that'll scare them away.

The she told me her friend that is getting married Reiki Master will be there. He cross dresses and is around 70 and his wife stayed married to him. I looked up Reiki and said he's awful at it as it's supposed to help with mental health.,

I knew this was her friend's second marriage, I asked my wife if it was his second marriage, she said no, it's his first. He's 12 years younger than her.

I left plenty out, but if they are LARP their wedding, I am too. I will be Thor for the evening.,

The Mrs. says I don't have to go if I can't bite my tongue. I say the guy wearing a dress could stay home if he can't wear a dress for the night.

I might take a hard pass on the event.

Posted by: Elet vasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (Rz2Nc)

220 "overdosing on water can kill you"

This is what sometimes does for rave kiddies when they are off their heads on molly. We're talking an amphetamine, which causes obsessive-compulsive behaviour, and a neurotoxin, which plays tricks on the memory, plus something that makes drinking cold water feel really really nice.

I'm invoking the 'don't ask me how I know this' card, here.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (ykYG2)

221 212 First win for the Blue's, fun fact. St Louis university ruled college soccer once before everyone caught up
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:00 PM (6nE2G)

--Best stat about the Blues is that they're the first Stanley Cup champs to have a losing home record in the playoffs.

(e.g., against the Jets they were 3-0 road, 1-2 home)

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (XAYDB)

222 I don't knead this.
Posted by: DR.WTF

"As you do unto me, do unto the yeast of them..."

Posted by: Miklos, possibly forgiven at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

223 *cough* Usenet *cough*
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (DTX3h)


Do any ISPs even run NNTP servers any more?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (t+qrx)

224 I'll take you for drinks and throw one in you if you want Stella

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:04 PM (7/jhW)

225
So I had a beef with my ex that Adrienne Barbeau wasn't known for her magnificent boob's. Who's Right?Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

................
primo rack.. top shelf!
But maybe that's why she's your ex
Personally, I would never enter an opinion on a TV celeb's rack to my wife..
I would say something like.. she has beautiful eyes..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:04 PM (438dO)

226 Fix nic

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:05 PM (Rz2Nc)

227 St. John the Baptist Parish's sheriff is also the guy who made the most ridiculous pot busts of all time. The picture is worth 1000 words. Note the safety glasses and surgical gloves:
https://tinyurl.com/y23zyp6z
I had that pic hanging on the wall of my office for a while.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:05 PM (rnXGe)

228 I said sure, turning over 1/6 of our economy to the Govt to manage was a super idea. I mean they do such a stellar job with the Postal Service, VA, Student Loan Program, etc. He just looked at me and said "Wow, you know a lot more than I do about it". We changed subjects quickly. I going to die alone aren't I.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)

--Whatever happens romantically, continue to edumacate that dude.

We may get a turn.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:05 PM (XAYDB)

229 "Honey, do these buns make my ass look fat?"
Posted by: Muldoon


Our corporate user and inclusiveness guide has been updated.

Posted by: Bunn Warmers at June 15, 2019 11:05 PM (QzkSJ)

230
Marijuana joints killed my uncle Bill
We knew one day they'd get 'im.
He bent over in the street to pick one up
And a bus went by and hit 'im.


Smoke Burma Shave!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 11:06 PM (mvenn)

231 Frag, you are safer if we just drink and don't talk.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:06 PM (Z0huu)

232 Personally, I would never enter an opinion on a TV celeb's rack to my wife..
I would say something like.. she has beautiful eyes..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:04 PM (438dO)


Yup. Smart man.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:06 PM (aS1PU)

233 But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM



Found the stoner.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 11:06 PM (OMsf+)

234 He just looked at me and said "Wow, you know a lot more than I do about it". We changed subjects quickly. I going to die alone aren't I.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)


You know a lot more about it and yet his uninformed opinion is that we should all have it. Right up the ass.

This is why Big Tech must censor dissenting thought such as you expressed. Because that guy should never be exposed to ideas that are not approved by the proggie Borg. You see four lights; he's still stuck at three.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 11:07 PM (Y8PSl)

235 I going to die alone aren't I.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)


You want a cat? I think I have a spare one around here somewhere.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 11:07 PM (hSQmw)

236 2020 Minnesota Democratic Primary:

Warren 21%
Biden 20%
Sanders 19%
Klobuchar 16%
Buttigieg 11%
Harris 4%
O'Rourke 3%
Yang 2%
Booker 1%

Posted by: Ha at June 15, 2019 11:08 PM (MAstk)

237 We changed subjects quickly. I going to die alone aren't I.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents

................
Ouch, Stella!
Keep looking.. for the guy who yells Stellllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaa! in the middle of the night..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:08 PM (438dO)

238
Beard seed might make a significant difference in the number of wispy beards found in the hipster population, if those stupid a-holes would stop overindulging in soy products.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2019 11:08 PM (dPMBY)

239 I going to die alone aren't I.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)

You want a cat? I think I have a spare one around here somewhere.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 11:07 PM (hSQmw)


LOL. You're a giver.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:08 PM (aS1PU)

240 223 Do any ISPs even run NNTP servers any more?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:03 PM (t+qrx)


I remember back when they were being 29 and all, but probably not. 3rd party Usenet services are still out there.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 11:08 PM (DTX3h)

241
2020 Minnesota Democratic Primary:



Warren 21%

Biden 20%

Sanders 19%

Klobuchar 16%

Buttigieg 11%

Harris 4%

O'Rourke 3%

Yang 2%

Booker 1%

Posted by: Ha

................
This is beautiful.. I loves me a gridlocked Dem national convention!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (438dO)

242 I try to make a cutting bread pun, but I find all the obvious ones stollen.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (hSQmw)

243 I going to die alone aren't I.

Not with more than half of the country you won't.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (K22Va)

244 Clothing made from bread?


********

You won't be able to make a proper waistcoat out of bread. As the old saying goes, yeast is yeast and vest is vest and never the twain shall meet!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (mvenn)

245 Don't worry, big tech isn't monitoring this.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (6nE2G)

246 Yeah up on the cap rock me and my baby ride
We're goin' a hundred miles an hour
Cause this ol' Ford can still fly
Got Four Roses in a sack and we ain't lookin' back tonight

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 15, 2019 11:09 PM (0E3ni)

247 "233 But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM


Found the stoner"

That epidemiologist who gave the figures I posted?

But seriously, you have to be a dullard to look at the known facts on ld50 and think smoking pot can kill you. You'd pass out way before you even got close.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (7/jhW)

248 Klobuchar can't even win her home state.

Posted by: Ha at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (MAstk)

249 I try to make a cutting bread pun, but I find all the obvious ones stollen.

Posted by: Kindltot
________

Keep going. You're on a roll.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (ta49A)

250 Note the safety glasses and surgical gloves:

I vaguely remember things involving pot, safety glasses, and surgical gloves in New Orleans.

Too expensive, more of a DIY .

Posted by: Miklos from da Quarters at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

251 logprof

Thanks for your Blues comments, tonite & throughout the playoffs.

I think having a new, never-before SC champion will be VERY VERY good for the NHL. It gives fans everywhere fresh hope. Same thing with the Raptors.

Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:11 PM (Cssks)

252 But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM


Found the stoner"

That epidemiologist who gave the figures I posted?

But seriously, you have to be a dullard to look at the known facts on ld50 and think smoking pot can kill you. You'd pass out way before you even got close.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (7/jhW)

Did you just quote yourself?

I don't think I've even been that high. Lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (Rz2Nc)

253 I think having a new, never-before SC champion will be VERY VERY good for the NHL.

Posted by: mnw
________

Two in a row!

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (ta49A)

254 Chantilly lace and a purdy face,
And a ponytail hanging down.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (K22Va)

255 We changed subjects quickly. I going to die alone aren't I.



Posted by: StellasTwoCents
..............
Stella - what geographical area are you in.. maybe a moron/'ette can fix you up.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (438dO)

256 ...I going to die alone aren't I.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:02 PM (Z0huu)




Start attending various regional Mo Meets.

Our Motto: "The Odds Are Good But The Goods Are Odd"


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (QzJWU)

257 Later y'all.

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 11:13 PM (mvenn)

258 You'd have to smoke pounds of pot. Maaaayyyybe if you drank a lot of an oil, maybe.

But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (7/jhW)


This woman wasn't smoking pot; she was vaping concentrated cannabis oil. I agree nobody's going to die smoking pot, aside from an allergic reaction. But you can OD on pretty much anything if you concentrate it enough.

40mg of table salt is enough to kill you: https://tinyurl.com/yc6gwndl

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:13 PM (h2Bdk)

259
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (QzJWU)


I'm going to the Texas Mome. I expect to see a fine pool of eligible Morons!

Posted by: Ladyl at June 15, 2019 11:13 PM (TdMsT)

260 dartist

And a wiggle in her talk

Posted by: Miklos, a medium sized Bopper at June 15, 2019 11:14 PM (QzkSJ)

261 Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM


Nah, I'm jsut messing with you. But at the rate that strain development is progressing, they may well get to that point. A quick search shows strains now with 30+% THC (I have no idea how that translates to the figures you posted) compared to <10% in the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 11:14 PM (OMsf+)

262 Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by

................
Persevere to endeavour!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 11:14 PM (438dO)

263 Oh sorry Bert, didn't you were the one who posted the "stronger pot" silliness.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:14 PM (7/jhW)

264 I'm going to the Texas Mome. I expect to see a fine pool of eligible Morons!
Posted by: Ladyl

Pics!

No red dots though

Posted by: Miklos, I got a lawyah at June 15, 2019 11:15 PM (QzkSJ)

265 This woman wasn't smoking pot; she was vaping
concentrated cannabis oil. I agree nobody's going to die smoking pot,
aside from an allergic reaction. But you can OD on pretty much anything
if you concentrate it enough.



40mg of table salt is enough to kill you: https://tinyurl.com/yc6gwndl





Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:13 PM (h2Bdk)

You'd still pass out before dying. My guess is if it had anything to do with the vape then it was probably a crap cutting agent found in most of the fake THC oil cartridges sold on the black market down here. More likely it was normal causes. People do just die sometime you know.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (rnXGe)

266 "You'd have to smoke pounds of pot. Maaaayyyybe if you drank a lot of an oil, maybe.

But no, it was not bound to happen sooner or later.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:59 PM (7/jhW)

This woman wasn't smoking pot; she was vaping concentrated cannabis oil. I agree nobody's going to die smoking pot, aside from an allergic reaction. But you can OD on pretty much anything if you concentrate it enough.

"

I felt like I addressed that with my "drinking oil" comment.



Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (7/jhW)

267 Pornhub transmitted more than the entire contents of the New York Public Library's 50 million books combined.

You rang?

Posted by: SMOD at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (EgshT)

268 I think having a new, never-before SC champion will be VERY VERY good
for the NHL. It gives fans everywhere fresh hope. Same thing with the
Raptors.


There's one Bball team that will never win a championship: the Orlando Tragic. They're just a tax write-off for the DeVos fambily.

They had the opportunity to get the Zen Master, Phil Jackson, down here to build a team around Dwight Howard and didn't do it. That team is like everything else down here, it's only a tourist attraction.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (HaL55)

269 Things that are true which no-one will believe:

The U.S. Postal Service is the envy of much of the world. In Italy, they drive to Switzerland to mail important documents & letters.

Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (Cssks)

270 Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 15, 2019 11:13 PM (mvenn)


Endeavor to perverse!

Posted by: Big Gay, Waving Rainbow Flags at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (Y8PSl)

271 251 logprof

Thanks for your Blues comments, tonite & throughout the playoffs.

I think having a new, never-before SC champion will be VERY VERY good for the NHL. It gives fans everywhere fresh hope. Same thing with the Raptors.
Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:11 PM (Cssks)

--Jets next year!!!!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (XAYDB)

272 People do just die sometime you know.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (rnXGe)


It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:18 PM (t+qrx)

273 Our Motto: "The Odds Are Good But The Goods Are Odd"



"The situation is impossible, but not serious"

Posted by: Gen. Miklos von Paulus at June 15, 2019 11:18 PM (QzkSJ)

274 Make me feel real loose like a long neck goose,
Ooh baby that's a what I like.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:18 PM (K22Va)

275 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.

I know, right?

Posted by: Mr. Creosote at June 15, 2019 11:18 PM (OMsf+)

276 When is the Texas Mome and where. I just might find a flight out of Orlando.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Z0huu)

277 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.
Posted by: hogmartin

So.

The Meat Lab has work to do.

Posted by: Prof. Miklos, with personal crop circle at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (QzkSJ)

278 269 Things that are true which no-one will believe:

The U.S. Postal Service is the envy of much of the world. In Italy, they drive to Switzerland to mail important documents & letters.
Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (Cssks)

--I was told to send out post cards from the Vatican City PO instead of trusting the tender mercies of the Italian postal service.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (XAYDB)

279 273 Miklos

The first one is what Alaskan women say about Alaskan men.

Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:20 PM (Cssks)

280 I felt like I addressed that with my "drinking oil" comment.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (7/jhW)


Point was it really was bound to happen, and probably happens more often than we realize. If there's no sign of foul play, I bet it mostly gets written off as an early heart attack.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:20 PM (h2Bdk)

281 Just wait until they get pot crack. In Oakland with shrooms and peyote and weed.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:20 PM (6nE2G)

282 Ha! Reading comments about the Jets while listening to The Guess Who. (Should have posted a Blue Bombers cheerleader pic.)

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:20 PM (ta49A)

283 So I just investigated the concetration of THC oil, and it ranges from 4 to 6 times as strong as high grade marijuana.

That still isn't strong enough to overdose, barring some underlying physical issue.

There is simply no way the coroner is correct.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:21 PM (7/jhW)

284 213 Rickl!


How goes it?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 11:00 PM (CLcKT)


Pretty good at the moment. We covered it pretty exhaustively in the chess thread starting at #168.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

285 "Point was it really was bound to happen,"

Except, again, it wasn't. Unless she drank a lot of it. Smoking cannot do it.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:22 PM (7/jhW)

286 You can smoke all you want!

Posted by: That Hemp Guy at June 15, 2019 11:22 PM (EgshT)

287 Make me feel real loose like a long neck goose,
Ooh baby that's a what I like.
Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:18 PM (K22Va)


I just found myself mindlessly humming that song.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:23 PM (aS1PU)

288 I'm gonna pologize for maybe not having sticktoitiveness, but I might get a second wind.

I just watched the new Scorcese thing about Dylan and the Rolling Thunder tour and in one of the curiosity corners of my mind I wondered who was playing drums because the drums sounded good.

He's Howie Wyeth, one of those Wyeths, the Chadd's Ford we're brilliant artists Wyeths. Apparently they grow drummers too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 11:23 PM (fuK7c)

289

Sorry I blew up like that.

Posted by: Bomb boy at June 15, 2019 11:24 PM (aKsyK)

290 I'm out, y'all have a good night.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 11:24 PM (OMsf+)

291 269 Things that are true which no-one will believe:

The U.S. Postal Service is the envy of much of the world. In Italy, they drive to Switzerland to mail important documents & letters.
Posted by: mnw at June 15, 2019 11:17 PM (Cssks)


I'm pretty happy with the post office. My stuff usually arrives the day after it was mailed, and in good condition. Yes, the cost has gone up over the years, but it's still pretty cheap.

I had a roommate in college whose girlfriend went to Spain for a year as an exchange student. The packages she sent sometimes looked like they'd been run over by a truck. The USPO would put a bag around them to keep the stuff from getting separated and attached a note that said basically, don't blame us this is how it arrived in the US.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:24 PM (h2Bdk)

292 A shame Cory Booker won't get to run against Trump. The comedy potential is better than anything Keye and Peele could make up.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2019 11:25 PM (rnAwa)

293 Just when I needed you... originally by .. Bread, 1979

Milady had left for extended family visit. I had written a song of this theme with this chord progression.

When I heard it on the radio, it was all kinds of weird. Had I heard it before and subconsciously copied it? (No.)

Don't think I've ever recorded or published mine. But I did learn to sing & plunk this song out on the paino. Since I already knew the tune.

This is much more how I thought the song should sound than the Bread version. Who dis lovely voice singer gal is? Nothing in the YouTube uploader's description.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 15, 2019 11:25 PM (At/8G)

294 So.

The Meat Lab has work to do.
Posted by: Prof. Miklos, with personal crop circle at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (QzkSJ)


Just don't ask to see what's in the trunk.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:25 PM (t+qrx)

295 282 Ha! Reading comments about the Jets while listening to The Guess Who. (Should have posted a Blue Bombers cheerleader pic.)
Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:20 PM (ta49A)

--Also from the 'Peg?

The fantastic Wailin' Jennys:

https://youtu.be/qPnW70OuRHA

(my favourite studio album of theirs)

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:26 PM (XAYDB)

296 Just a heads-up: I added The Ohio Players to my Pandora mix so my comments may include "Say what?" more frequently going forward.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:26 PM (ta49A)

297 How goes it?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 11:00 PM (CLcKT)

Pretty good at the moment. We covered it pretty exhaustively in the chess thread starting at #168.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 11:21 PM



Got it, thanks! Good to hear things went well!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 11:27 PM (CLcKT)

298 ...When is the Texas Mome and where. I just might find a flight out of Orlando.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Z0huu)



Look to connect with commenter "Ben Had", a regular here. Host of the Tx Mo Meet.

If I'm not mistaken, it'll be 3rd wknd in October.

It *will* be in Corsicana, TX. You'll wanna grab Southwest Airlines, into their Love Field (Dallas) home airport.

Corsicana will be about an hour South of Dallas.

You may not even have to rent a car. I'll wager that there'll be several Morons or 'Ettes who'd be pleased and honored to give you a ride to the event.

And yes, you should attend. The Tx Mo Meet is UNIQUE, in that it's not held at a restaurant or pub.

Rather, until now, it's been held at Ben Had's Horse Ranch, just outside of Corsicana. Improvised (but very adequate) shooting range, followed by (last year) a whole roast hog, all the trimmings and earlier (for lunch) a bucket o' homemade chicken soup.

Who needs a restaurant?

This year, the shooting element will be hosted at a VERY first class range facility.

And the eats will feature (I believe), goat (cabrito), with several other fine cuts to select from, for backup.

ALL of the trimmings, desserts and after the guns are safely cleaned n' cased....then comes the adult libations, lies, tall tales and exaggerations.

Why, you'd think it was an Official Meeting of the ONT, live and in person!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:27 PM (QzJWU)

299 So, a vape with oil delivers about 20mg THC Per dose of oil. The ld50 of THC is, at the low end, 660 ish mg per kg.

So, 660/20=33 doses.

Using a weight of 60kg (132 ish lbs) you get 60*33=1980 doses.

This is math. There is a fudge factor, but let's be real. There's simlply no way she overdosed from smoking.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:28 PM (7/jhW)

300 BTW about the post

Can marijuana kill you? Duhr. Enough of anything can. Even water. (Oh, I see Tom Servo covered that at #8. Heh.)



Porn site data mining is driving the adoption of VPN more than government censors and copyrighty blockers. It's a fact, because you just read it on the innerwebz.



Firework-stealing dog: classic vid I was glad to watch again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 15, 2019 11:28 PM (At/8G)

301 265
My guess is if it had anything to do with the vape then it was probably a crap cutting agent found in most of the fake THC oil cartridges sold on the black market down here.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:16 PM (rnXGe)


Ooh, that's a good point. When I first switched from smoking cigarettes I noticed that the first vape product I bought was made in China.

Yeah. No. I got right on the intertubes and found Halo Cigs which are made in the USA under pharmaceutical standards.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

302 >>> 276 When is the Texas Mome and where. I just might find a flight out of Orlando.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:19 PM (Z0huu)

3rd weekend of October, and not too far south of DFW. There will be bacon, and gubs, and horses...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 15, 2019 11:29 PM (0ReGO)

303 Just don't ask to see what's in the trunk.
Posted by: hogmartin

Now you know why I drive a convertible.

Posted by: Miklos, always intense and blaming society at June 15, 2019 11:29 PM (QzkSJ)

304 He's Howie Wyeth, one of those Wyeths, the Chadd's Ford we're brilliant artists Wyeths. Apparently they grow drummers too.

Wow, did not know that. Andrew painted with tempera, which was egg yolk mixed with ground pigment. A very permanent medium. His pop was an awesome illustrator. His boy pretty good too.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (K22Va)

305 Just don't ask to see what's in the trunk.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:25 PM (t+qrx)

You don't want to see what's in the trunk.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

306 Can marijuana kill you? Duhr.


I think Bob Marley died of cancer of everything.

Posted by: Miklos, and I remember the day at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

307 Your Grace, you two turtledoves will be in my
prayers. May you have the one-soul marriage of satisfaction that others
can only envy.



I am so happy for you both.





I will now do a Happy Dance in front of my wife. If I don't come
back tonight, it worked. Or she is a dance critic, and I'm injured. One
of the two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

Bless you, Salty! I hope it worked

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 11:31 PM (NMAzL)

308 And now that I've probably wasted a bunch of time on this to people who probably won't care, I'm going to stop procrastinating and get back to sanding my bikes frame. Salt air sucks.

Night all.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:31 PM (7/jhW)

309 So I just investigated the concetration of THC oil, and it ranges from 4 to 6 times as strong as high grade marijuana.



That still isn't strong enough to overdose, barring some underlying physical issue.



There is simply no way the coroner is correct.

Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:21 PM (7/jhW)


Yeah, something isn't right. People have been smoking that shit since christ was a corporal and only now somebody dies from it?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 15, 2019 11:32 PM (9Om/r)

310
I see Miley has 'splained how I put her to work this afternoon. I'm testing her mettle. She passed, so maybe I'll break out the PTO auger next run.

J/K. I don't have one. We never had cows so had no need for fencing. A late neighbor had one, and also a driver, a tractor mounted hydraulic fence post driver. I could've borrowed it, but his son is such a smart ass, I didn't want to bother.

It was in soft plowed dirt, and not too much trouble. We did hit some red clay at about 18" or so.

I'm just rigging up some flimsy fencing, trying to make something look too buggerish for the damn deer to jump.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:32 PM (NMAzL)

311 2 Deer can leap pretty high.


Posted by: davidt at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (geIq4)

This is an outwardly angled fence, which should mess with their deery heads. And it will be covered with orange sand/snow netting. That will hopefully freak them out.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (NMAzL)



Great. You're training American Ninja Warrior Deer

Posted by: Buzzion at June 15, 2019 11:33 PM (F02kq)

312 Was there an entry in that Bigfoot Cookbook by Elizabeth Warren? An old family recipe like:

Pow Pow Bigfoot Chow
Bigfoot Pemican
Bigfoot Chip Dip
Lieawatha's Bigfoot Buttered Maize

Posted by: James T at June 15, 2019 11:33 PM (15zwm)

313 Andrew painted with tempera, which was ...


Yeah. I'm a fanboi. It was a treat to find that this whole other thread led back there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 11:33 PM (fuK7c)

314 Fury vs Schwarz!

Posted by: Whatever at June 15, 2019 11:33 PM (rRxrm)

315 You can paint with tempura? I did not know that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 11:34 PM (HaL55)

316 Thanks Jim! It sounds like one of those bucket list things that I need to do! Oh, and the details are really appreciated.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at June 15, 2019 11:34 PM (Z0huu)

317 Lemmy from Motorhead was killed by Death, I plan to do better.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:34 PM (6nE2G)

318 The fantastic Wailin' Jennys:

https://youtu.be/qPnW70OuRHA

Posted by: logprof
________

Very nice.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:35 PM (ta49A)

319 You can paint with tempura? I did not know that.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 11:34 PM (HaL55)


Yeah. You know Willie Wonka's lickable wallpaper?
Printed with Tempura.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:35 PM (aS1PU)

320 GoFundMe for the airport parking fees for Insom and Nurse?


Orlando International Airport is famous for it's parking lot view of the submarine races.

Posted by: Miklos, when I was young at June 15, 2019 11:36 PM (QzkSJ)

321

Rudolph with your nose so bright
Will you jump the fence tonight?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 11:36 PM (aKsyK)

322 Ooh, that's a good point. When I first switched
from smoking cigarettes I noticed that the first vape product I bought
was made in China.



Yeah. No. I got right on the intertubes and found Halo Cigs which are made in the USA under pharmaceutical standards.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

It's a real problem in the THC vape market. I know of one in particular called DANK Vapes that is a legit product sold in legit dispensaries. However, the Chinese copied the packages perfectly and wholesale the empty carts and boxes. Google it. You can buy the empty packaging in 1000 cts for nothing on Alibaba. Lots of people complaining about migraines, etc.

I was offered one of these about 2 months ago by someone who thought they were real, that's how I know.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:36 PM (rnXGe)

323 I think Bob Marley died of cancer of everything.

Posted by: Miklos, and I remember the day at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

His rolling papers were newspaper. Ink and all.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (rnXGe)

324
St. John the Baptist Parish's sheriff is also the guy who made the most ridiculous pot busts of all time. The picture is worth 1000 words. Note the safety glasses and surgical gloves:
https://tinyurl.com/y23zyp6z
I had that pic hanging on the wall of my office for a while.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

======

That's the most hilarious caption of all time, and it wasn't even in a contest.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (13CQC)

325 As a mature 29 year old, I can say that the weed of today is quite a lot stronger than the Mexican ditch weed of old, or so I have heard.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (K22Va)

326 I really wish I could make the TX MoMe.

I would bring a few boom sticks and lots of ammo.

Next year may be a possibility.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (WEBkv)

327 Evening Horde
Internet here is unreliable but I'll post as I can.

Fun day with sibs and their families. Swimming and eating and catching up.

Posted by: americankestrel's phone at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (Z7b/F)

328 sheesh, someone sure loves their weed.

Posted by: E. Stan Bull at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (B+t5k)

329 Coming down with a cold sucks, Horde. So I'm going to go over to bullet point commenting.

1. An auger FAR exceeds a posthole digger for ease and convenience. Holy cow yes. But it's heavy and controlling it can be a workout.

2. Does anybody have a snow blade attachment for a John Deere tractor? Is it worth the cost?

3. The Trump-watching dogs are good pups! Treats all around!

4. I really need a vacation.

Hope this night finds everybody well!

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at June 15, 2019 11:38 PM (1FhAQ)

330 You can paint with tempura? I did not know that.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

Is how the shrimp at Japanese restaurant get color.

Posted by: Miklos, bowing and accepting tips at June 15, 2019 11:38 PM (QzkSJ)

331 Aww, that's sweet, Miley. How long did it take him to get back up?


Posted by: Backwards Boy
A grunt and a struggle, as always. He suffers in silence and waves off my concern. "I'm used to it, sweetheart."
Thank you all for your good wishes and congratulations. We're very, very happy.
I love this place. It's dripping with atmosphere. Like the old man who sits outside of the Waffle House on his walker. He has his weinerdog with him, and he brings the doggie's bed so he can wait outside and lie in it while his master is inside eating. Tonight they were both outside, but the weinerdog had a little plaid blanket over him and I could see his eyes and nose, that's all.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (NMAzL)

332 So, a vape with oil delivers about 20mg THC Per dose of oil. The ld50 of THC is, at the low end, 660 ish mg per kg.

So, 660/20=33 doses.

Using a weight of 60kg (132 ish lbs) you get 60*33=1980 doses.

This is math. There is a fudge factor, but let's be real. There's simlply no way she overdosed from smoking.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:28 PM (7/jhW)


LD50 doesn't tell you what you need to know. It's just the amount that kills half the people. It's not the amount under which nobody dies.

A good example is caffeine. LD50 for caffeine is 150-200 mg/kg, which works out, depending on your weight to something like 50-100 cups of coffee. But people die from caffeine induced arrhythmias at far lower doses all the time, lower than ten cups equivalent.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (h2Bdk)

333 That's the most hilarious caption of all time, and it wasn't even in a contest.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (13CQC)

I sit in a meeting with that guy at least once a month. I've been dying to ask him to autograph a copy.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (rnXGe)

334 You can paint with tempura? I did not know that.

Dammit' did I spill it rong?

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (K22Va)

335
The deer population is getting out of hand around here. It's getting ridiculous. They love gardens, especiall any type of beans. Like crack to 'em.

And deer can jump. A 4' fence is nothing. And they'll jump a 6' fair to middlin' as well. The hungrier they are, the higher they'll jump.

The best deer fence is one slanted at a 45 degree angle, which is what I'm putting up. They can't judge depth with that, and won't attempt to try to jump.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (NMAzL)

336 I think Bob Marley died of cancer of everything.

Posted by: Miklos, and I remember the day at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)


And then wore all the chains he forged in life.

Posted by: Scrooge at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (rRxrm)

337 I think Bob Marley died of cancer of everything.

Posted by: Miklos, and I remember the day at June 15, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)


Marley died of melanoma under a toenail. He didn't get treatment because he thought it was a soccer injury. So he ignored it and the cancer spread. Melanoma is very treatable if caught early and he did catch it early. He just got stoned and forgot.

Posted by: Big Gay, Waving Rainbow Flags at June 15, 2019 11:40 PM (Y8PSl)

338 Ah, fuck. Good-bye Gaystapo.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 11:40 PM (Y8PSl)

339 ...1. An auger FAR exceeds a posthole digger for ease and convenience. Holy cow yes. But it's heavy and controlling it can be a workout. ...
Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at June 15, 2019 11:38 PM (1FhAQ)


When you go to hell, Satan hands you a post hole digger.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:40 PM (aS1PU)

340 Very nice.
Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:35 PM (ta49A)

--First two songs are among the best break-up music ever.

Also fine: "Arlington," "Starlight," "Apocalypse Lullabye," "This Is Where," and their cover of "Deeper Well."

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:40 PM (XAYDB)

341 OMG, Weetos and Cannamon Toast Crunch. Whoever thought that shit up must have been higher than the clouds.
And now I want some.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 15, 2019 11:41 PM (ykYG2)

342 Marley died of melanoma under a toenail. He didn't get treatment because he thought it was a soccer injury. So he ignored it and the cancer spread. Melanoma is very treatable if caught early and he did catch it early. He just got stoned and forgot.
Posted by: Big Gay, Waving Rainbow Flags at June 15, 2019 11:40 PM (Y8PSl)


He also refused to have the toe amputated even after they discovered it was cancer, citing some rasta crap.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:42 PM (h2Bdk)

343 OMG, Weetos and Cannamon Toast Crunch. Whoever thought that shit up must have been higher than the clouds.
And now I want some.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 15, 2019 11:41 PM



The "Froot Poofs" look intriguing...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 15, 2019 11:42 PM (CLcKT)

344 Publius needs to get a handheld gas-powered augur, it's a real back- and time-saver.

I've used the Harbor Freight one like this, and it's great, even in Georgia clay: https://youtu.be/0l8wTLQfPz4

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (OMsf+)

And if the auger gets stuck on a rock or root, it makes a real fun merry-go-round!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 15, 2019 11:42 PM (WG6O9)

345
I sit in a meeting with that guy at least once a month. I've been dying to ask him to autograph a copy.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

======

Any chance you could get him to raid the evidence locker and give you some Froot Poofs or Weetos? Holy laff track, who thought those names up, the biggest fan of South Park?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 11:43 PM (13CQC)

346 Our Motto: "The Odds Are Good But The Goods Are Odd"





/snrk







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

I love that!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 11:43 PM (NMAzL)

347 I'm just rigging up some flimsy fencing, trying to make something look too buggerish for the damn deer to jump.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:32 PM (NMAzL)

Deer don't like jumping into an enclosed area, I'm not certain of the area you're fencing off, but 6' plus all around can work. Posts need to hold, but not necessarily deep, how much time you want redoing them?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:44 PM (Rz2Nc)

348 First two songs are among the best break-up music ever.

Posted by: logprof
________

ABBA had a bunch. Dokken raised it to a new level. Gareth Emery has the best break-up song I've ever heard:

https://tinyurl.com/j3bz4eo

Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:44 PM (ta49A)

349 I will be bringing a rather....um.... well rounded selection of noisemakers to the Tx Mo Meet, this year.

We've got several talented, SAFE coaches and instructors who will be in attendance.

If you've ever wanted to learn, but didn't know where to go or who to trust... this is the most Gold Plated opportunity to learn....safely, with much patience and many smiles, that you're likely to find.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:44 PM (QzJWU)

350 Boston Dynamics Robots Now Fight Back

https://youtu.be/dKjCWfuvYxQ

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 11:45 PM (hSQmw)

351 One hour about, and about half way through this cigar.

Seems about right.

Posted by: Miklos, out and about at June 15, 2019 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

352 Robot Sean Young or real Debora Winger?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 11:45 PM (6nE2G)

353 A good example is caffeine. LD50 for caffeine is 150-200 mg/kg, which works out, depending on your weight to something like 50-100 cups of coffee. But people die from caffeine induced arrhythmias at far lower doses all the time, lower than ten cups equivalent.
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (h2Bdk)

In which case they died of an arrythmia, not a caffeine overdose.

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 15, 2019 11:45 PM (clwW5)

354 We've got several talented, SAFE coaches and instructors who will be in attendance.



Depending, you may need some certified PADI guys...

Posted by: Miklos, in a dive bar at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)

355 "they died of an arrythmia, not a caffeine overdose"

"I didn't die of alcoholism, I died of cirrhosis"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (ykYG2)

356 {{{Ladyl}}} I may have missed you when I left for the Waffle House. We need to catch up soon.
I'm exhausted, but I need to make banana pudding for my future FiL before I go to bed so it can chill overnight. My Father's Day gift, along with making dinner over there.

I'll try to get back to y'all before I pass out. If not, later, gators!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (NMAzL)

357 Publius needs to get a handheld gas-powered augur, it's a real back- and time-saver.

I've used the Harbor Freight one like this, and it's great, even in Georgia clay: https://youtu.be/0l8wTLQfPz4

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:26 PM (OMsf+)

And if the auger gets stuck on a rock or root, it makes a real fun merry-go-round!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 15, 2019 11:42 PM (WG6O9)


That doesn't sound like it augurs well.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (t+qrx)

358 Yeah, something isn't right. People have been smoking that shit since christ was a corporal and only now somebody dies from it?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 15, 2019 11:32 PM (9Om/r)


Reefer Madness is real, people! I saw that documentary.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (Y8PSl)

359 Boston Dynamics Robots Now Fight Back

https://youtu.be/dKjCWfuvYxQ
Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 11:45 PM (hSQmw)


LOL!!!

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (aS1PU)

360
If I got an auger, I'd get a tractor mounted PTO driven one. Cheaper ones run about $500.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (NMAzL)

361 And if the auger gets stuck on a rock or root, it makes a real fun merry-go-round!

Lol, 4 of us couldn't hold a 10" auger that got snagged and had to let go doing fence posts. Beers and laughs trying to hit the kill switch.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:49 PM (K22Va)

362 That's the most hilarious caption of all time, and it wasn't even in a contest.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 11:37 PM (13CQC)

--LMAO

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:49 PM (XAYDB)

363 Publius needs to get a handheld gas-powered augur, it's a real back- and time-saver.


Surplus sale at Oberlin College.

Posted by: Raimondo the Dean and defendant at June 15, 2019 11:49 PM (QzkSJ)

364 If I got an auger, I'd get a tractor mounted PTO driven one. Cheaper ones run about $500.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (NMAzL)

Borrow a neighbor's, they won't mind. It's just sitting there until the need it again.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

365 Dammit' did I spill it rong?

Nah, I'm just hungry.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 11:50 PM (HaL55)

366 "A quick search shows strains now with 30+% THC (I have no idea how that translates to the figures you posted) compared to

A person I know was at a party last summer attended by a lot of old hippies. They started passing around joints and my friend, who had last smoked pot in his early college years (mid-1980s) decided what the heck, he'd try it for old time's sake. He got really sick and threw up in the car on the way home. Couldn't handle it at all. I wonder how many of the people pushing for pot legalization (coming soon to Illinois, will surely solve all our fiscal problems!) realize this....

Posted by: Secret Square at June 15, 2019 11:51 PM (9WuX0)

367 watching guardians of the glades. florida man personified. crazy as fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

368 >> Borrow a neighbor's, they won't mind

Oh there's one less than a mile down the road. But he's such a smart ass, he'd have to interrogate what I was doing and critique it and I'd have to sit and listen to that for an hour.

And he's the type who would find something wrong with it after I brought it back and hold that over me for the rest of his life.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:52 PM (NMAzL)

369 The coroner is a retard.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 10:56 PM (7/jhW)

You base this on actual facts, or simply because you love pot?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 15, 2019 11:53 PM (WG6O9)

370 Oh there's one less than a mile down the road. But he's such a smart ass, he'd have to interrogate what I was doing and critique it and I'd have to sit and listen to that for an hour.

And he's the type who would find something wrong with it after I brought it back and hold that over me for the rest of his life.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:52 PM (NMAzL)

Hmmm. He sounds just like the person you could ask, say what you are doing, and ask him how. He might actually do the whole job for you.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

371 ...Depending, you may need some certified PADI guys...

Posted by: Miklos, in a dive bar at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)



Last year, we couldn't even open the range, given that it was quite literally under water, just the night before.

Was *just* a wee bit o' rain over the preceding three or four months.

So, you were damn near factually correct there, just fyi.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:55 PM (QzJWU)

372 Hmmm. He sounds just like the person you could ask, say what you are doing, and ask him how. He might actually do the whole job for you.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)


I knew my brother would show up here eventually.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:55 PM (h2Bdk)

373 ABBA had a bunch. Dokken raised it to a new level. Gareth Emery has the best break-up song I've ever heard:

https://tinyurl.com/j3bz4eo
Posted by: FireHorse at June 15, 2019 11:44 PM (ta49A)

--"Swing Low, Sail High" and "All the Stars" hit home because they're out of love, not anger, plus (mentioned this before) I'm deep into writing a novel with important female characters and I now lean on the Jennys to help get in touch with my feminine side.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 11:56 PM (XAYDB)

374 Okay, I'm back.

Re Bob Marley: there's a story (not sure how true) that once while he and the Wailers were in the studio, Prince Charles was in Kingstown and wanted to meet Marley, but asked that Bob leave the studio and come to some civic center or palace to do so.

Marley responded to the effect of, if he wants to meet me so bad, he can come here to the studio.

As a result, meeting never happened.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 11:56 PM (miE9U)

375 ... And he's the type who would find something wrong with it after I brought it back and hold that over me for the rest of his life.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:52 PM (NMAzL)



So..... how long you gonna let him complain, huh?



/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2019 11:57 PM (QzJWU)

376 Borrow a neighbor's, they won't mind

I will lend you my auger
But not my daughter
For once it goes in
And begins to spin
We would be kin
You shouldn't oughter

Posted by: Miklos, and Woe! For the South, her words have grown fewer at June 15, 2019 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

377 342
He also refused to have the toe amputated even after they discovered it was cancer, citing some rasta crap.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:42 PM (h2Bdk)


That's what I heard. He said God gave him all his toes and it was not up to him to take them away, or something like that.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

378 I knew my brother would show up here eventually.
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 15, 2019 11:55 PM (h2Bdk)

Scratches head, um, mom and dad always liked you best!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc)

379 And let's use your math.

Less than ten cups, say 5.

150 divided by 5 is 30.

Lets use 2000 doses (assuming the other guys numbers are ok).

1/30th of 2000 is ? Still a really big, unbelievable to consume at once number. 67 doses? That's still a LOT. Half of that is STILL a lot. Even half of THAT is still a lot. And that's 1/4th of the lowest amount of an already low 1/30th of the ld50 for caffeine, which doesn't really track anyway, because it has effects on the heart, which are different than those of weed.

(Caveat, I am bad at math)

Let me put it this way. Even lowering the bounds to a ridiculously low level, you have to smoke 15 doses. If I'm on a jury, I think back to college and realize there is no chance.

I mean, I get it, anything can cause death if you have an underlying physical condition, but you are dying from the condition im that case IMO.

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 15, 2019 11:58 PM (clwW5)

380
And if the auger gets stuck on a rock or root, it makes a real fun merry-go-round!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

381 OK Hordelings, I'm fed and the food coma is fast upon me. It's BefoBo.

Y'all try to behave y'allselfs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 15, 2019 11:59 PM (HaL55)

382 Congratulations to Miley and Publius!

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 11:59 PM (o2vOl)

383 I wonder how many of the people pushing for pot legalization (coming
soon to Illinois, will surely solve all our fiscal problems!) realize
this....

It's here starting Jan. 1, 2020. It'll solve about as much as a casino, property tax raises, gas price raises and every other fucking penny they can pry out of people here. Nothing! Gangster fucking thieves and now the cops have a little more sport to deal with.

Posted by: dartist at June 15, 2019 11:59 PM (K22Va)

384 Goodnight good people and all the rest!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 16, 2019 12:00 AM (Rz2Nc)

385 If I got an auger, I'd get a tractor mounted PTO driven one. Cheaper ones run about $500.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (NMAzL)

--------

If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.

Posted by: Peter Paul & Mary at June 16, 2019 12:01 AM (9SkN+)

386 But seriously, you have to be a dullard to look at the known facts on ld50 and think smoking pot can kill you. You'd pass out way before you even got close.
Posted by: Frag at June 15, 2019 11:10 PM (7/jhW)

Riiiight. People have never in history had idiosyncratic reactions to other drugs, so how could they with pot?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:01 AM (WG6O9)

387 Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here
Posted by: Bertram Cabot,

I thought we waz doing keto and stuff

Posted by: formerlt Chubby Checker at June 16, 2019 12:01 AM (QzkSJ)

388 "I didn't die of alcoholism, I died of cirrhosis"
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 15, 2019 11:47 PM (ykYG2)

I get your point, but people who die from arrythmia after consuming caffeine tend to have an underlying propensity for it.

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 16, 2019 12:01 AM (clwW5)

389 Is my love for dwarf Pakistani lesbian porn going to derail my hopes for higher office?

Posted by: Pornhub User at June 16, 2019 12:02 AM (I2/tG)

390 Let me put it this way. Even lowering the bounds to a ridiculously low level, you have to smoke 15 doses. If I'm on a jury, I think back to college and realize there is no chance.

Again, she wasn't smoking pot. She was vaping the concentrated oil.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:02 AM (h2Bdk)

391 389 Is my love for dwarf Pakistani lesbian porn going to derail my hopes for higher office?
Posted by: Pornhub User at June 16, 2019 12:02 AM (I2/tG)


I believe you're all set for the EU commission.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:03 AM (h2Bdk)

392 Since we're just five days away . . .

"Summertime"

https://youtu.be/B_SYjqymaxg

(cover of Gershwin Bros. song by The Wailin' Jennys)

--and the incomparable Ella version:

https://youtu.be/XivELBdxVRM

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:03 AM (XAYDB)

393 If I said that the California psychics know. Would you believe me?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:04 AM (6nE2G)

394 If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.
Posted by: Peter Paul & Mary

SHUT THE HELL UP

Posted by: the Neighbors, especially when you hammer in the evening at June 16, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)

395 You can overdose on a number of otherwise inert products. You can overdose on water for cripes sake. There is a case of overdosing on Ben Gay. If you don't think that there can't be a level of THC that can cause a body to cease working then I don't know what to tell you. I admit it's rare but it's not impossible.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:05 AM (2DOZq)

396 394 If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.
Posted by: Peter Paul & Mary

SHUT THE HELL UP
Posted by: the Neighbors, especially when you hammer in the evening at June 16, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)


If I had a rocket launcher, I'd make somebody pay.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (h2Bdk)

397 If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.

What's the difference between songs for kindergarten and song for hippies?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (rnAwa)

398 https://youtu.be/XivELBdxVRM
Posted by: logprof

Thank you.

I am even more happier to be driving to Charleston on Monday.

It's only one and a half hours, this should be my lissnen musik.

Posted by: Miklos, jumping to the sky at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (QzkSJ)

399 395
You can overdose on a number of otherwise inert products. You can
overdose on water for cripes sake. There is a case of overdosing on Ben
Gay. If you don't think that there can't be a level of THC that can
cause a body to cease working then I don't know what to tell you. I
admit it's rare but it's not impossible.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:05 AM (2DOZq)

No, the point is that you would pass out and be unable to smoke/vape more if you came anywhere close to inhaling enough THC to die.
It's similar to a child threatening to hold their breathe until they die. It's physically impossible.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (rnXGe)

400 Oops, I just realized that "the cotton is high" is racist and triggering.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:08 AM (XAYDB)

401 What's the difference between songs for kindergarten and song for hippies?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (rnAwa)

--------

You wanna hear a song about a dope-smoking dragon?

Posted by: Peter Paul & Mary at June 16, 2019 12:08 AM (9SkN+)

402 Ok, lets get fucked up.

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2019 12:08 AM (K22Va)

403 397 If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.

What's the difference between songs for kindergarten and song for hippies?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 16, 2019 12:07 AM (rnAwa)


The stench.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:08 AM (h2Bdk)

404 Fucksakes, doesn't anyone just do whip-its any more?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 12:09 AM (t+qrx)

405 358 Yeah, something isn't right. People have been smoking that shit since christ was a corporal and only now somebody dies from it?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 15, 2019 11:32 PM (9Om/r)

Reefer Madness is real, people! I saw that documentary.
Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2019 11:48 PM (Y8PS


South Americans were chewing on coca leaves forever too without problem. Only afte a bit of western civilization ingenuity started concentrating it did it become a big problem.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 16, 2019 12:09 AM (F02kq)

406 " Let me put it this way. Even lowering the bounds to a ridiculously low level, you have to smoke 15 doses. If I'm on a jury, I think back to college and realize there is no chance.

Again, she wasn't smoking pot. She was vaping the concentrated oil.
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:02 AM (h2Bdk)"

Apologies, I should have said "vaping" but saying "smoking" changes nothing about the math I posted.


Posted by: Wilsonian at June 16, 2019 12:09 AM (clwW5)

407 394 If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.
Posted by: Peter Paul & Mary

SHUT THE HELL UP
Posted by: the Neighbors, especially when you hammer in the evening at June 16, 2019 12:04 AM (QzkSJ)

--While we're at it, would someone please fucking tell those damn kids how to get to Sesame Street already?

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:09 AM (XAYDB)

408 I sit in a meeting with that guy at least once a month. I've been dying to ask him to autograph a copy.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 15, 2019 11:39 PM (rnXGe)

If the stuff was evidence from a case in progress, the rubber gloves would prevent the cop's prints from showing up on the bags.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:10 AM (WG6O9)

409 Oops, I just realized that "the cotton is high" is racist and triggering.
Posted by: logprof

Jump down, turn around, and get back to us.

Posted by: Miklos, having a boll at June 16, 2019 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

410 Hi hello how are you doing tonight? Raining here again it did this morning and now it's late at night at least we have dried off for a few days in Northern Illinois

Got a letter today from work no no working part time until I'm fully cleared by the doctor this is just BS. Trying to protect workers they basically f*** you over this is the state of Illinois. But they also said when I went into work and didn't clock in they need to know and now they need to pay me for that time. WTF. They told me I couldn't do it and now they're going to pay me for it what the f*** ever.

Was reading the paper thread and I'm sorry to hear about the loss has mood AB and slap and others. That's the risk we take. Oh hell that's not paper thread its path thread my f****** smartphone is pretty f****** stupid. Be well and have a great day tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at June 16, 2019 12:10 AM (4PNQ/)

411
I had to drive some stakes to, and introduced Miley to some hammering. I started out with the smaller little sledge, then got the big boy.

Miley had heard of John Henry. Well, my big boy would be a baby for John Henry, but it could kill me just like John Henry. And a post hole digger could kill John Henry like his hammer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 16, 2019 12:12 AM (NMAzL)

412 "You can overdose on a number of otherwise inert products. You can overdose on water for cripes sake. There is a case of overdosing on Ben Gay. If you don't think that there can't be a level of THC that can cause a body to cease working then I don't know what to tell you. I admit it's rare but it's not impossible.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:05 AM (2DOZq)

I personally do think that THC can cause an overdose, at levels so high as to be nearly impossible to reach, though.

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 16, 2019 12:13 AM (clwW5)

413 While we're at it, would someone please fucking tell those damn kids how to get to Sesame Street already?
Posted by: logprof


I always hoped they were tortured and eaten alive by the kids from ZOOM, or vice versa.

Posted by: Miklos, not a fan of Peolps" Television at June 16, 2019 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

414 "South Americans were chewing on coca leaves forever too without problem. Only afte a bit of western civilization ingenuity started concentrating it did it become a big problem.
Posted by: Buzzion at June 16, 2019 12:09 AM (F02kq)"

The earlier post said 4x to 6x. I didn't check it myself though.

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 16, 2019 12:14 AM (clwW5)

415
Posted by: Farmer at June 16, 2019 12:10 AM (4PNQ/)
We have our hands full in this fucked up state brother. Be glad you're not in Crook County.

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2019 12:15 AM (K22Va)

416 those coked up Incas sure did a number on the civilisations up and down the Andes.

Excepting the Mapuche. Those guys were bad ass. They gave the Spaniards a hard time too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 16, 2019 12:15 AM (ykYG2)

417 I hammer in the morning, I hammer in the evening. Ouch. Wait what?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:15 AM (6nE2G)

418 Jump down, turn around, and get back to us.
Posted by: Miklos, having a boll at June 16, 2019 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

Well, boll my weevil!!!

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at June 16, 2019 12:16 AM (XAYDB)

419 417 I hammer in the morning, I hammer in the evening. Ouch. Wait what?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:15 AM (6nE2G)

---------

We've had reports.

Posted by: The HOA at June 16, 2019 12:16 AM (9SkN+)

420 basically the coked up Incas were to the other South Americans what the meth-addled Nazis were to France.

"WTF, how the F are those F'ers here already when we just heard about their F'ing attack F'ing last week
"I think we're F'ed"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 16, 2019 12:17 AM (ykYG2)

421 My clam steamer could beat John Henry.

Posted by: Gwynneth's Pal at June 16, 2019 12:18 AM (QzkSJ)

422 STOP THE HAMMERING!!

Posted by: Larry O'Donnell, MSNPC News Reader at June 16, 2019 12:18 AM (Y8PSl)

423 Don't take my flag

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:19 AM (6nE2G)

424 Hammer?

Hardly even knew her!

Posted by: Michael Scott at June 16, 2019 12:20 AM (XAYDB)

425 I don't suppose we'll ever see the footage of that special Joe Biden guest appearance on Sesame Street.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 16, 2019 12:20 AM (ykYG2)

426 I personally do think that THC can cause an overdose, at levels so high as to be nearly impossible to reach, though.
Posted by: Wilsonian at June 16, 2019 12:13 AM (clwW5)

If you smoke pot until you pass out, is that not in itself an overdose, or is passing out a desired outcome? Perhaps some people are so prone to becoming sedated that their CNS simply forgets to breathe.

Funny how all the potheads swear up and down that the stuff is safer than baby food, while nearly all of us booze drinkers will readily acknowledge that too much EtOH will kill you dead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:21 AM (WG6O9)

427 Wrecked him?

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2019 12:21 AM (K22Va)

428
I had antibiotics IV once and what followed for about two years was gastrointestinal hell until I figured out that my gut flora had been killed.

---

Eat shit.

Posted by: Adolph Hitler's Quack Doctor at June 16, 2019 12:22 AM (t5m5e)

429 422 STOP THE HAMMERING!!
Posted by: Larry O'Donnell, MSNPC News Reader at June 16, 2019 12:18 AM (Y8PSl)


Hahahahaha. I had forgotten about that.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:22 AM (h2Bdk)

430 South Americans were chewing on coca leaves forever too without problem. Only afte a bit of western civilization ingenuity started concentrating it did it become a big problem.
Posted by: Buzzion

"Stoned on coca leaves is no way to go through life, son. Especially war with serious looking Spanish guys, with swords and horses and shit."

Posted by: Dean "Machu Picchu" Miklos Wormer at June 16, 2019 12:22 AM (QzkSJ)

431 Just responding to something in the previous thread - Buster Douglas was long-counted in the 8th round. Down for something like 13 seconds. Tyson should have won.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2019 12:22 AM (uEbPt)

432 413 While we're at it, would someone please fucking tell those damn kids how to get to Sesame Street already?
Posted by: logprof


I always hoped they were tortured and eaten alive by the kids from ZOOM, or vice versa.
Posted by: Miklos, not a fan of Peolps" Television



Those kids never made out of Fraggle Rock. The horror they endured before there deaths.....

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 16, 2019 12:22 AM (VhR1N)

433 425 I don't suppose we'll ever see the footage of that special Joe Biden guest appearance on Sesame Street.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 16, 2019 12:20 AM (ykYG2)

--LMAO

Perish the thought.

The would-be Katy Perry appearance was bad enough (Elmo could have gotten upskirt footage).

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM (XAYDB)

434 Chewing on Khat makes people crazy and a 4th world country.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM (2DOZq)

435

John Henry

https://youtu.be/DRxawmG5MfM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM (aKsyK)

436 434 Chewing on Khat makes people crazy and a 4th world country.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM (2DOZq)

And the conscience of America!

Posted by: Ilha Omar (D-Dumbassistan) at June 16, 2019 12:25 AM (XAYDB)

437 Hmmm. He sounds just like the person you could ask, say what you are doing, and ask him how. He might actually do the whole job for you.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

My best friend (I have been hanging around with him since we were 10, and we're both turning 29 this year) loves to show off how smart he is. So whenever I need to do something, I tell him and he comes over to help me. And by help, I mean does it himself while stand around, watch and drink beer. It's a nice arrangement.

Posted by: BigZesty at June 16, 2019 12:25 AM (SzPGP)

438 I always hoped they were tortured and eaten alive by the kids from ZOOM, or vice versa.

Posted by: Miklos
________

A bunch of kids begging for water in Spanish while the other group of kids discuss the next phase in Ubbi Dubbi.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 16, 2019 12:25 AM (ta49A)

439 The would-be Katy Perry appearance was bad enough (Elmo could have gotten upskirt footage).

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM



Tickle me, Elmo?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 16, 2019 12:25 AM (CLcKT)

440 One of my favorite beers back when I could drink beer was called Salvator. The story went that the Monks who originally brewed it in the 1500's were fasting, but were allowed to drink it for its "nutritional value".

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2019 12:25 AM (uEbPt)

441 You have that right brother. Artist. Just be sure to buy your gas before July 1st they've doubled the gas tax assholes. Amongst amongst any other atrocities we now have abortion all day till 9 months if the kid has a foot in the womb. Pritzker is a horrendous piece of s***. Che MHO.

Posted by: Farmer at June 16, 2019 12:26 AM (4PNQ/)

442 So I got into an argument, I said Army was the best and oldest, he said marines. I said blow me. Who's Right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:26 AM (6nE2G)

443 Well folks, it's an early alarm n' working tomorrow.

Hasta la Nite Nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at June 16, 2019 12:28 AM (QzJWU)

444 o I got into an argument, I said Army was the best and oldest, he said marines. I said blow me. Who's Right?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:26 AM (6nE2G)

I'd have to know who used crossbows and who used longbows before I could answer the question.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:28 AM (2DOZq)

445 "Funny how all the potheads swear up and down that the stuff is safer than baby food, while nearly all of us booze drinkers will readily acknowledge that too much EtOH will kill you dead.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:21 AM (WG6O9)"

It's more the math and science that says all of that, but history helps.

I always struggle to understand why so many people seem so invested in finding some way to ignore what the math, science, and history tells them. I mean, hash and hash oil has existed for centuries. There is no history of overdosing with them, and concentrated oil is less than twice as strong.

I don't personally care whether you believe it is safe or not, as long as you stop using your concern about it as an excuse to abrogate my 4th amendment rights. Because, let's be blunt (haha) the drug war has killed far more people than weed has, no matter its toxicity.

And the "weed is dangerous" people did that. So you will understand if I look at you with an abundance of skepticism about the accuracy of your opinion.

Posted by: Guy who smokes weed make your jokes at June 16, 2019 12:28 AM (7/jhW)

446 So I got into an argument, I said Army was the best and oldest, he said marines. I said blow me. Who's Right?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Heh.


Prepare. Lipstick optional.

Posted by: Miklos, just heh at June 16, 2019 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

447
From Miley, the Kingston Trio did a parody of John Henry, dubbe Max Goolis. He was a street sweepin' man.

Like John Henry, he challenged a steam sweeper, and beat it, but died with the broom in his hand.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 16, 2019 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

448 436 434 Chewing on Khat makes people crazy and a 4th world country.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:23 AM (2DOZq)

And the conscience of America!
Posted by: Ilha Omar (D-Dumbassistan)



Why would someone chew on a khat? They are furry and cute. I love how they purr and meow. I will introduce legislation that will ban chewing on khats.

Posted by: AOC is Smart and Wants Respect! at June 16, 2019 12:29 AM (VhR1N)

449 concentrated oil is less than twice as strong.


I love logic. And Science.

Posted by: Miklos, just more heh at June 16, 2019 12:30 AM (QzkSJ)

450 244 yrs old

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:30 AM (6nE2G)

451
How about the ballad of Joan Henrietta, lesbian. She died with a strapon, challenging a steam powered fucking machine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 16, 2019 12:31 AM (NMAzL)

452 So I got into an argument, I said Army was the best and oldest, he said marines. I said blow me. Who's Right?

Continental Army, Jun 14 1775

Continental Marines, Nov 10, 1775

But those weren't the US Army or the US Marines as the US didn't exist yet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:31 AM (0bu2O)

453 Posted by: Guy who smokes weed make your jokes at June 16, 2019 12:28 AM (7/jhW)

You weed advocate guys are worse than atheists.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:31 AM (2DOZq)

454 I will introduce legislation that will ban chewing on khats.
Posted by: AOC is Smart and Wants Respect! at June 16, 2019 12:29 AM (VhR1N)

Filthy kuffir!!!!

Posted by: Ilha Omar (D-Dumbassistan) at June 16, 2019 12:32 AM (XAYDB)

455 US Army, Jun 3, 1784.

USMC, Jul 11, 1798.

So the Army is older no matter which date you pick as your starting point.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:34 AM (0bu2O)

456 I don't personally care whether you believe it is safe or not, as long as you stop using your concern about it as an excuse to abrogate my 4th amendment rights. Because, let's be blunt (haha) the drug war has killed far more people than weed has, no matter its toxicity.

And the "weed is dangerous" people did that. So you will understand if I look at you with an abundance of skepticism about the accuracy of your opinion.
Posted by: Guy who smokes weed make your jokes at June 16, 2019 12:28 AM (7/jhW)

Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care. I don't think weed is particularly dangerous, but it's not absolutely harmless. Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:35 AM (WG6O9)

457 /Somali ingrate sock


"Paint a Picture"

https://youtu.be/zv6M9J20dvs

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:36 AM (XAYDB)

458 So the Army is older no matter which date you pick as your starting point.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

The Marines sometimes claim the Navy as their date. But still.

Posted by: Miklos, needs moar AnnaPuma or some such at June 16, 2019 12:36 AM (QzkSJ)

459 ITT

Stoners>Alkys

Which... surprised the hell out of me.

Posted by: Ofrah Wimprey at June 16, 2019 12:36 AM (VkFuK)

460 Army rules

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:37 AM (6nE2G)

461
Filthy kuffir!!!!
Posted by: Ilha Omar (D-Dumbassistan)



Thank you!! Have a nice fifty kuffir too!! I can speak very good somalin.

Posted by: AOC is Smart and Wants Respect! at June 16, 2019 12:37 AM (VhR1N)

462 Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I'm proposing a JackStraw/AOP Weed 'n Bourbon throwdown.

Posted by: P.T. "Miklos" Barnum at June 16, 2019 12:39 AM (QzkSJ)

463 Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care. I don't think weed is particularly dangerous, but it's not absolutely harmless. Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:35 AM (WG6O9)

--Yeah, dope *may* not impair the ability to drive as much as booze does, but it *does* impair, no question.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:39 AM (XAYDB)

464 So the Army is older no matter which date you pick as your starting point.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:34


Agreed. But the question was oldest and best. Army is older but Marines are better.

And that's how the Military Branch Wars started.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 12:39 AM (Y8PSl)

465 "concentrated oil is less than twice as strong.


I love logic. And Science.
Posted by: Miklos, just more heh at June 16, 2019 12:30 AM (QzkSJ)"

Hmmm for discussions sake 1.5 times as strong is less than twice as strong. Not sure what your issue with that one is?

Posted by: Abbi Kerryston at June 16, 2019 12:40 AM (8VmwO)

466 Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care.

*still on the one Churchill, and not dead yet*

Posted by: Miklos, grandson of tobacco farmer at June 16, 2019 12:41 AM (QzkSJ)

467 We all support each other for

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:41 AM (6nE2G)

468 Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care. I don't think weed is particularly dangerous, but it's not absolutely harmless. Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:35 AM (WG6O9)


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Progressive Ideology at June 16, 2019 12:41 AM (Y8PSl)

469 Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care. I don't think weed is particularly dangerous, but it's not absolutely harmless. Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:35 AM (WG6O9)

From my viewpoint, if you grow and smoke yer own and stay on your homestead and never bother anybody, that's your business. Once smoke dope and get behind the wheel, it's my business. And the bullshit about being able to consume on the premises at dope shops is dangerous as hell, because nobody is taking the damned bus after getting a badass buzz. And don't get me started on the need for armed guards at dope shops because they have to be an all cash business.

Frankly, I don't see how getting stoned is worth all that harm and hassle. I'd rather it wasn't in my neighborhood or my city, but there ya go.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 12:42 AM (vVOK2)

470 The Marines sometimes claim the Navy as their date.
Posted by: Miklos, needs moar AnnaPuma or some such at June 16, 2019 12:36 AM (QzkSJ)


And sometimes we accept.

But we can usually do better.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 12:42 AM (t+qrx)

471 "Smoke yourself to death, and see if I care. I don't think weed is particularly dangerous, but it's not absolutely harmless. Nothing that fucks up your thinking processes, even temporarily, can be.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:35 AM (WG6O9)"

""Funny how all the potheads swear up and down that the stuff is safer than baby food, while nearly all of us booze drinkers will readily acknowledge that too much EtOH will kill you dead.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:21 AM (WG6O9)"

Looks like you care quite a bit to me.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:43 AM (7/jhW)

472 32 Wearing bread would solve the problem of having wolves follow you around when you wear meat.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (9SkN+)


Yeah, but instead you'll have a bunch of Frenchies following you around.

[Late to the party... Hi Horde]

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 12:43 AM (LMcFk)

473 Posted by: hogmartin at June 16

I love it when a plan comes together.

Posted by: Col. Hannibal Miklos, with stogie even at June 16, 2019 12:44 AM (QzkSJ)

474 It puzzles me why the potheads are so heavily invested in the notion that pot is harmless. Users of most other drugs, and I include alcohol, will readily admit that it's possible to take in a lethal amount of their drug of choice, and die. And most of us figure we are too smart to do whatever dumb thing is required to achieve that lethal dose, and we are generally right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:44 AM (WG6O9)

475 "It puzzles me why the potheads are so heavily invested in the notion that pot is harmless. Blah blah blah"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:44 AM (WG6O9)"

There you are not caring again.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:45 AM (7/jhW)

476 The Marines sometimes claim the Navy as their date. But still.

Continental Navy, Oct 17, 1775.

US Navy, Mar 17, 1794.

So they're still wrong younger than the Army.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:47 AM (0bu2O)

477 Shaz-ham look what happened the pilgrims shown destroy plastic jugs of water for every year and tonto answer is NO! good samiritans that jesus was book on stimulus responce. As you gun continue to hand in the service off.

Posted by: raimondo on tap at June 16, 2019 12:47 AM (QzkSJ)

478 puzzles me why the potheads are so heavily invested in the notion that pot is harmless. Blah blah blah"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:44 AM (WG6O9)"

There you are not caring again.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:45 AM (7/jhW)

Creating a weedman. Just because we don't give a fuck about potheads doesn't mean we have to be quiet.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:48 AM (2DOZq)

479 There you are not caring again.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:45 AM (7/jhW)

Sweetie, try not to be an asshole. This is the ONT.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 12:48 AM (vVOK2)

480 Looks like you care quite a bit to me.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:43 AM (7/jhW)

Gee, you and Frag, and that guy who smokes dope ought to get together. Seems like you have a lot in common.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:49 AM (WG6O9)

481 Being that the Femi-nazis and leftist in general glorify women and trash, dis, rebel against the patriarchy, ergo evil men. Sadly Fathers day is canceled.
Weep and curse yourself that you were born of the male persuasion, and maybe get a sex change so you can get closer to women and worship their superiority. YOUR LIVIN IN THE UTOPIA NOW !

Posted by: ron n. at June 16, 2019 12:50 AM (om5HK)

482 Sweetie, try not to be an asshole. This is the ONT.
Posted by: tcn

*makes reminder about this; staples to own forehead before I forget*

Posted by: Miklos, in moderate pain at June 16, 2019 12:50 AM (QzkSJ)

483 The way I saw it, it was give the PTSD guys some hallucinating drugs for a cure.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:50 AM (6nE2G)

484 "Just because we don't give a fuck about potheads doesn't mean we have to be quiet"

Well that makes perfect sense.

What other shit that you don't care about do you bitch endlessly over?

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:51 AM (UxCTV)

485 Great, stoner trolls on the ONT

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:52 AM (XAYDB)

486 Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:51 AM (UxCTV)

Anything I want.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:52 AM (2DOZq)

487 "Looks like you care quite a bit to me.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:43 AM (7/jhW)

Gee, you and Frag, and that guy who smokes dope ought to get together. Seems like you have a lot in common.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:49 AM (WG6O9)"

We use a substance that is safe that you want desperately to be dangerous but claim not to care about?

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:53 AM (UxCTV)

488 most of us figure we are too smart to do whatever dumb thing is required to achieve that lethal dose, and we are generally right.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Please, de-icing fluid give buzz.

Also have glue.

Posted by: Soviet air base ground personnel at June 16, 2019 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)

489 LMAO, whatever you think of Jim Rome, this is gold:

https://youtu.be/LO0JUYr71lM

Loreena Bobbit FTW

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 12:54 AM (XAYDB)

490 Agreed. But the question was oldest and best. Army is older but Marines are better.



And that's how the Military Branch Wars started.


When I was in the Army I only ran into to Marines in technical ratings. They were all quiet, polite, and obviously ready to hand you back your arm for reattachment surgery if you tried anything. Like I said, polite.


I interacted with a much broader swath of people within the Army. Some of them I wouldn't have trusted to find their own arms while they were still attached.

So "better" is going to be all tribalism as far I'm concerned.

Which makes the Army better.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:54 AM (0bu2O)

491 We use a substance that is safe that you want desperately to be dangerous but claim not to care about?
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:53 AM (UxCTV)

Well, it sure has compromised your brain. You think I can't see your sock puppets chiming in to support your "argument". Looks like multiple personality disorder to me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:55 AM (WG6O9)

492 "Anything I want.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 16, 2019 12:52 AM

Maybe that's a temptation you should resist, lest you appear to obviously care, but be lying and claiming otherwise

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:55 AM (UxCTV)

493 Dudes, You're harshing my mellow!

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (LMcFk)

494 Great, stoner trolls on the ONT
Posted by: logprof

Wait until they find out what kind of pizza the coupon code is good for

Posted by: Miklos, not liable at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (QzkSJ)

495 "Well, it sure has compromised your brain. You think I can't see your sock puppets chiming in to support your "argument". Looks like multiple personality disorder to me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:55 AM (WG6O9)"

This ladies and gentlemen, is a man who claoms not to care.

Go home. You're drunk.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (UxCTV)

496 Put to your hand up if you know

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:57 AM (6nE2G)

497 We use a substance that is safe that you want desperately to be dangerous but claim not to care about?
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:53 AM (UxCTV)

Look, honey, you can shove that crap right on up your chocolate whizwhang for all we care, but it isn't safe, it is surrounded with all sorts of violence and bullshit, and it absolutely puts tar in your lungs, but you knock yourself out, mmmkay?

Apparently it also makes you go nice places and shit all over everyone so you can feel somehow superior all while demonstrating you have the manners of a rabid beaver, so, there's that.

Plus, I'm sure your mom is so proud of the stoner you've become, but we could do without.

That's the long version of:

Sweetie, try not to be an asshole.

Because apparently you didn't get it the first time.

Now, go lay down by your dish.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 12:57 AM (vVOK2)

498 And don't get me started on the need for armed guards at dope shops because they have to be an all cash business.

To be fair, dope shops are all cash businesses because the government won't allow them access to the financial system. I thought by now we'd either have legal weed or it would be illegal under state law, but for some reason our political class is content to leave it in the legal twilight zone.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

499 "Look, honey, you can shove that crap right on up your chocolate whizwhang for all we care"

As you proceed to issue forth a diatribe that proves you do.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:59 AM (UxCTV)

500 Great, stoner trolls on the ONT

They were going to start their own website, but then they got high.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 12:59 AM (0bu2O)

501 Go home. You're drunk.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (UxCTV)

I am home, Sport. And you have posted as Frag, then as, "Guy who smokes weed..", and then as Shaz-ham, all with the same hash. Then your hash changed, when I alluded to that.

It's the entire Ham-ville Chorus. In glorious stereo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:00 AM (WG6O9)

502 I think I particularly loved when the discussion transformed from "THC can kill by overdose" to " why don't stoners get in trouble for driving" by the whiny drunks.

Who don't care of course.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:00 AM (UxCTV)

503 "I am home, Sport"

I'll take he didn't get it for 1000 alex.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:01 AM (UxCTV)

504 They were going to start their own website, but then they got high.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Hey man, you can't spell HTML without THC, right?

Posted by: Stoned Miklos at June 16, 2019 01:02 AM (QzkSJ)

505 Put to your hand up if you know
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:57 AM (6nE2G)


What if I just don't want to admit that I don't?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 01:03 AM (t+qrx)

506 It's the entire Ham-ville Chorus. In glorious stereo.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I've got some used socks, if the guy needs 'em.

Posted by: Miklos, a generous sort at June 16, 2019 01:04 AM (QzkSJ)

507 Hey man, you can't spell HTML without THC, right?

Why do you always ask technical questions when the bong water needs changing, man?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 16, 2019 01:04 AM (0bu2O)

508 I've got some used socks, if the guy needs 'em.
Posted by: Miklos, a generous sort at June 16, 2019 01:04 AM (QzkSJ)

Are they upstanding socks?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:05 AM (WG6O9)

509 Put to your hand up if you know
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:57 AM (6nE2G)

What if I just don't want to admit that I don't?
Posted by: hogmartin

In the air like you just don't care.

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring retro-rapper at June 16, 2019 01:05 AM (QzkSJ)

510 Let's get two birds stoned at the same time.

Posted by: Ricky at June 16, 2019 01:06 AM (XAYDB)

511 508 I've got some used socks, if the guy needs 'em.
Posted by: Miklos, a generous sort at June 16, 2019 01:04 AM (QzkSJ)

Are they upstanding socks?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:05 AM (WG6O9)


Good lord, man, if your socks stand up on their own you need to do a load of laundry.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 01:06 AM (h2Bdk)

512

No left turn unstoned.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2019 01:06 AM (aKsyK)

513 What other shit that you don't care about do you bitch endlessly over?
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:51 AM (UxCTV)


The opinions of trolls.

This is ONT, after all.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (hSQmw)

514 Loreena Bobbit FTW
Posted by: logprof

Tried to watch it, but it got cut off.

Posted by: Miklos, no denouement pour moi at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (QzkSJ)

515 Is that it AOP? I finally got you to stop lying and shut up?

Great, I'm gonna go get high. Which you care about, but will lie because you're a drunk and it's not fairrrrrr

No really. You said that. You're a grown fucking man and you said that.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (UxCTV)

516 In the air like you just don't care.
Posted by: Miklos, aspiring retro-rapper at June 16, 2019 01:05 AM (QzkSJ)

--Oh no!

Oh no no no no no no.

Don't wreck that '80s classic.

"Wave your hands in the air like you don't care . . ."

https://youtu.be/MZjAantupsA

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (XAYDB)

517 426
Funny how all the potheads swear up and down that the stuff is safer than baby food, while nearly all of us booze drinkers will readily acknowledge that too much EtOH will kill you dead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:21 AM (WG6O9)


Yes, everybody knows that an overdose of EtOH will kill you dead, but passing out long before you reach a lethal dose of THC seems to be a built-in safety factor, and is also a well-known phenomenon.

Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (sdi6R)

518 The opinions of trolls.

This is ONT, after all.
Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (hSQmw)

Can we play with it a little? My cat wants to know.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 01:09 AM (vVOK2)

519 Good lord, man, if your socks stand up on their own you need to do a load of laundry.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Borax. Washing soda.

Slavchix.

Posted by: Miklos, from the Monastery of Mount Palp at June 16, 2019 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

520 Where's Hodor when you need him?

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 01:11 AM (vVOK2)

521 I didn't know anyone was f'n stupid enough to believe smoking pot was harmless.
Let's try a thought experiment.
You know all that shit you have to clean out of your pipe and bong? You know the stuff that clogs your screen?
All that shit is getting mainlined into your lungs. Where it destroys them. DUH.
Read a f'n book that isn't printed by another brain-damaged stoner.

Posted by: MAxIE, SJW Elite at June 16, 2019 01:11 AM (9TR2V)

522 Is that it AOP? I finally got you to stop lying and shut up?

Great, I'm gonna go get high. Which you care about, but will lie because you're a drunk and it's not fairrrrrr

No really. You said that. You're a grown fucking man and you said that.
Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (UxCTV)

Damn, for a "mellow" stoner, you sure are butthurt. Maybe some CBD oil suppositories would help. You know they won't kill you, after all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:11 AM (WG6O9)

523 Some of the sativa strains have a side effect of rapid heartbeat, could lead to an a-fib situation.
Once the heart stops, you are on your way to your reward.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 16, 2019 01:13 AM (w7KSn)

524 To be fair, dope shops are all cash businesses
because the government won't allow them access to the financial system.
I thought by now we'd either have legal weed or it would be illegal
under state law, but for some reason our political class is content to
leave it in the legal twilight zone.
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)


In Oregon, apparently, bookkeeping and compliance issues are not high priorities with people who sell pot. This causes friction with the OLCC and the Oregon Department of Revenue.

for a while, the Department of Revenue would only accept cash payments at the Salem main office, which was a hardship for those pot shops operating in Klamath Falls and Ontario and Medford. It also made the people running security for the Department of Revenue to have hot and cold running willies.

I have no idea how they are handling that now.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:13 AM (hSQmw)

525 No left turn unstoned.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2019 01:06 AM (aKsyK)


No left turn stoned or unstoned.

Posted by: Joisey With The Jughandles at June 16, 2019 01:13 AM (Y8PSl)

526 I should have written that the other way:

Passing out long before you reach a lethal dose of THC is a well-known phenomenon, and also seems to be a built-in safety factor.

Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 01:13 AM (sdi6R)

527 Shaz-ham-

You can tell us. We know Jim Nabors was gay. Goober too?

You know these things.

Posted by: Miklos, from Mount Pilot at June 16, 2019 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

528 Oh my god what a shitshow. Aren't stoners supposed to be chill? The belligerent drunks make sense but what the hell sparky?

Posted by: Steve S. at June 16, 2019 01:14 AM (aAZvP)

529 Let he who has never made a left turn cast the first stone.

Posted by: Miklos, so it is written at June 16, 2019 01:15 AM (QzkSJ)

530 Tried to watch it, but it got cut off.
Posted by: Miklos, no denouement pour moi at June 16, 2019 01:08 AM (QzkSJ)

--[rimshot]

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:16 AM (XAYDB)

531 Y8PSl...

Maybe you should ease up on the nonstop "gay" stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2019 01:21 AM (wYseH)

532 Did you ever drink a lot of beer and smoke many cigarettes and dance to hip-hop with many wonton women at a bar?

Well, unless you have a good woman at home, you should, because it's fun.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 01:22 AM (0E3ni)

533 if you EAT the THC, an LD 50 *might* be achievable...

but the coroner should have found the remains in the GI tract.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:22 AM (DW6U4)

534 Cigar is running low, ice lower.

Short break.

Attend to business please, and accept no calls from Moldova or AARP.

Posted by: Miklos, Miklos of the month every month at June 16, 2019 01:23 AM (QzkSJ)

535 Did you ever drink a lot of beer and smoke many cigarettes and dance to hip-hop with many wonton women at a bar?


Um, I went and had pot-stickers and went bowling.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:24 AM (hSQmw)

536 I'm a freak, I like the girls with boom
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 01:25 AM (0E3ni)

537 wonton women at a bar?

Well, unless you have a good woman at home, you should, because it's fun.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 01:22 AM (0E3ni)

Wonton wimmens? You mean plump little Chinese dumplings?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:27 AM (WG6O9)

538 Dim-sum. Diiiiiim-Suuum!.

But no. Wontons are generally deep fried, like Pierogi

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:28 AM (hSQmw)

539 But I expect it is actually "one-ton" women.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:30 AM (hSQmw)

540 Did you ever drink a lot of beer and smoke many cigarettes and dance to hip-hop with many wonton women at a bar?

Well, unless you have a good woman at home, you should, because it's fun.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 01:22 AM (0E3ni)
---
1. i don't particularly like Chinese food, unless it's Schezwan.

2. i gave up smoking before i was 30: too hard to keep up with the youngsters in the Army.

3. you can't dance to "hip hop": it;s shit music, designed by cretins, for cretins, and rap has sucked since the day NWA broke up.

4. i can drink a lot of beer anywhere, but it's cheaper at home, the asshole quotient is zero, unless you count the cats, the price is right, and there is no dress code, cover charge, or posturing fuckheads there to start a fight.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:30 AM (DW6U4)

541 Wanton...wonton...

Girl you look good, won'tcha back that ass up!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 01:31 AM (0E3ni)

542 But no. Wontons are generally deep fried, like Pierogi
Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2019 01:28 AM (hSQmw)

Wonton soup is a thing. And Wor Wonton, which is wontons plus seafood, and veggies, and other stuff. A meal in itself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:31 AM (WG6O9)

543 Um, I went and had pot-stickers and went bowling.

Posted by: Kindltot

Take the pot-stickers bowling
Take them bowling

Posted by: Miklos van Beethoven at June 16, 2019 01:32 AM (QzkSJ)

544 and no DUI to worry about either.

advantage: Home

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:32 AM (DW6U4)

545 531 Y8PSl...

Maybe you should ease up on the nonstop "gay" stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2019 01:21 AM (wYseH)


I'm not seeing what you're looking at there. RickZ is a pretty good guy. He was using a Big Gay sock for a bit but he's not obsessed by it.

Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 01:33 AM (sdi6R)

546 and there is no dress code, cover charge, or posturing fuckheads there to start a fight.
Posted by: redc1c4

It's not really a dress code.

More like a pants code.

Posted by: Beau "Miklos" Brummel at June 16, 2019 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)

547 Pot-stickers are a different type of dumpling than wontons. Stuffed differently. As indeed are wonton wimmen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:34 AM (WG6O9)

548 Maybe you should ease up on the nonstop "gay" stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2019 01:21 AM (wYseH)


Nonstop?

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 01:34 AM (Y8PSl)

549 Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:30 AM (DW6U4)

--Hip hop is pretty much shit now.

It's just ttttt-tttt-ttt-tttt-ttttttttttttttt on a drum machine with angry rap (or, if a woman, skanky rap) accompanying it.

Ghetto noise.

My 7-yo son could program a hit shit-hop song on a cheap Casio keyboard, if we had one.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:37 AM (XAYDB)

550 3. you can't dance to "hip hop": it;s shit music, designed by cretins, for cretins, and rap has sucked since the day NWA broke up.
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:30 AM (DW6U4)


*ponders*

Jurassic 5 was still good for a bit after that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 01:37 AM (t+qrx)

551 As indeed are wonton wimmen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Yup. One column A, then column B....

Posted by: Miklos, with organic free-range MSG for sale at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (QzkSJ)

552 The way I saw it, it was give the PTSD guys some hallucinating drugs for a cure.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 16, 2019 12:50 AM (6nE2G)

Psychedelic mushrooms. One good trip can fix it for good, I heard. Remains to be seen, I suppose, but for God's sake, let them try.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (NMAzL)

553
Take the pot-stickers bowling
Take them bowling

Posted by: Miklos van Beethoven at June 16, 2019 01:32 AM (QzkSJ)
---
thread winner?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (DW6U4)

554 Did Ben Had ever get her chainsaw fixed?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:39 AM (WG6O9)

555 Yup. One column A, then column B....

Posted by: Miklos, with organic free-range MSG for sale at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (QzkSJ)
---
and, just like that, they are "air tight".

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:41 AM (DW6U4)

556 Psychedelic mushrooms. One good trip can fix it for good, I heard. Remains to be seen, I suppose, but for God's sake, let them try.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (NMAzL)

That sounds awfully like the rationale behind electroshock therapy; kind of like a hard reboot of the operating system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:41 AM (WG6O9)

557 Gee, you and Frag, and that guy who smokes dope ought to get together. Seems like you have a lot in common.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 12:49 AM (WG6O9)"



We use a substance that is safe that you want desperately to be dangerous but claim not to care about?

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:53 AM (UxCTV)

Hey hey hey, I get high and always have, except when I couldn't get hold of any. You don't lose anything if it turns out that you're wrong or right about the danger. Either way.
But it can make you lazy and inclined to blow procrastinate. I don't need anything to help me with that.
But, post holes, bitchez!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:43 AM (NMAzL)

558 It's not really a dress code.

More like a pants code.

Posted by: Beau "Miklos" Brummel at June 16, 2019 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)
---
i meant MY house, not the ONT.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:43 AM (DW6U4)

559 552
Psychedelic mushrooms. One good trip can fix it for good, I heard. Remains to be seen, I suppose, but for God's sake, let them try.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (NMAzL)


I've read that back in the 1950s, some psychiatrists reported good results using LSD to treat alcoholism. That all got blown to hell when it became a recreational drug in the 60s.

Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 01:44 AM (sdi6R)

560 Take the pot-stickers bowling
Take them bowling

Posted by: Miklos van Beethoven at June 16, 2019 01:32 AM (QzkSJ)
---
thread winner?
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 01:38 AM (DW6U4)


Could someone explain this to my dumb friend, who is me, because I'm dumb and don't get it?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 01:44 AM (t+qrx)

561 "blow off/procrastinate"
Yes, I've been vaping THC. Sue me

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:44 AM (NMAzL)

562 Could someone explain this to my dumb friend, who is me, because I'm dumb and don't get it?
Posted by: hogmartin



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INnFvMgET1E

Posted by: Miklos, a formerly cool kid at June 16, 2019 01:46 AM (QzkSJ)

563 Wait until they find out what kind of pizza the coupon code is good for

Posted by: Miklos, not liable at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (QzkSJ)

It's a Barrel of Fun. Like Kaboom, only worse.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:47 AM (NMAzL)

564 "blow off/procrastinate"
Yes, I've been vaping THC. Sue me
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:44 AM (NMAzL)

But you acknowledge that there can be a downside to pot, unlike the the evangelist up-thread. So I have no dispute with you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:47 AM (WG6O9)

565 Go home. You're drunk.

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 12:56 AM (UxCTV)

Go home. You're quarrelsome and boorish.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:48 AM (NMAzL)

566 I've never found that pot makes me argumentative. That's what the whiskey is for.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:49 AM (NMAzL)

567 I've never found that pot makes me argumentative. That's what the whiskey is for.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:49 AM (NMAzL)

Is not!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:50 AM (WG6O9)

568 566 I've never found that pot makes me argumentative. That's what the whiskey is for.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:49 AM (NMAzL)


Hah! I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 01:50 AM (h2Bdk)

569 LMAO, I don't even get high to write.

It's hard enough just using the booze to propel my muse, and I'm no Hunter S. Thompson or Evelyn Waugh.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:51 AM (XAYDB)

570 Seven and a bit hours to go at Le Mans. The utube stream I've been watching has lost the audio. Here's hoping both Toyotas fail, anyway (kind of like hoping a quartz crystal will start oscillating erratically).

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 01:52 AM (3SZ4b)

571 i meant MY house, not the ONT.

Posted by: redc1c4

Depends on zoning regulations.

As far as I and pants are concerned, molon labe, if I can find them.

Posted by: Miklos, pants are not the hill to die on at June 16, 2019 01:53 AM (QzkSJ)

572 It's hard enough just using the booze to propel my muse, and I'm no Hunter S. Thompson or Evelyn Waugh.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:51 AM (XAYDB)

If you were Evelyn Wood, you could speed-write.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:53 AM (WG6O9)

573 I've never found that pot makes me argumentative. That's what the whiskey is for.
Posted by: Miley

"Nothing could be finer
Than to be high in Carolina
In the Moooorning"

Posted by: Miklos, not the official State Song at June 16, 2019 01:55 AM (QzkSJ)

574 Is not!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:50 AM (WG6O9)

Fuck yeah, it is!
(that's apparently what cherry rum is for, too)

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:56 AM (NMAzL)

575 Seven and a bit hours to go at Le Mans. The utube stream I've been watching has lost the audio. Here's hoping both Toyotas fail, anyway (kind of like hoping a quartz crystal will start oscillating erratically).
Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 01:52 AM (3SZ4b)

Neeeeeeraaaoooow, neeeeeeraaaoooow, neeeeeeraaaoooow.

Just filling in the missing audio.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:56 AM (WG6O9)

576 "Nothing could be finer

Than to be high in Carolina

In the Moooorning"

Posted by: Miklos, not the official State Song at June 16, 2019 01:55 AM (QzkSJ)

Is now, IMHO!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 01:57 AM (NMAzL)

577 If you were Evelyn Wood, you could speed-write.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:53 AM (WG6O9)


I tried speed-writing for a time, otherwise known as taking notes in college classes. Later, upon review, I couldn't read my own handwriting!

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 01:57 AM (Y8PSl)

578 If you were Evelyn Wood, you could speed-write.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:53 AM (WG6O9)

He wais wood

Huh huh huh huh huhuhuhuhuh

Hee heeheeheeheeheeheehee

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at June 16, 2019 01:58 AM (XAYDB)

579 Evelyn Waugh.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:51 AM (XAYDB)

If you were Evelyn Wood, you could speed-write.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Waugh was the best writer in English of the 20th century.

Economical.

But I grudgingly have to give the prize to Hemingway, and his bar bet.

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring re-writer at June 16, 2019 01:59 AM (QzkSJ)

580 He wais wood

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at June 16, 2019 01:58 AM (XAYDB)


How much per pound?

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 01:59 AM (Y8PSl)

581 I wrote 156,000 unpublishable pages.

Posted by: Evelyn WOW! at June 16, 2019 01:59 AM (NMAzL)

582 Dammit, I can't even sock Beavis and Butt-Head at this late hour.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 01:59 AM (XAYDB)

583 I tried speed-writing for a time, otherwise known as taking notes in college classes. Later, upon review, I couldn't read my own handwriting!

I learned to print real fast. My cursive writing was never very good, and under time pressure, it got worse. At least with printing, I could read most of it, and it was easier to figure out a badly-drawn letter from context.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:00 AM (WG6O9)

584 19 I spent the afternoon digging post holes with Publius. I just assumed he had a hole digger attachment to one of his tractors (seems he has all kinds of stuff), but no.

Hadn't reckoned with this, but I'm going to marry him anyway.
Bastard deer will eat the entire garden if we don't keep them out somehow. I'd just as soon turn this into a venison farm.
I finally got me a pair of steel-toed clodhoppers, so now I'm a real farm girl
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (NMAzL)

I see you wandering the aisles at Tractor World with a scanner just prior to the wedding setting up the gift registry.

Post hold digger attachment...beep.
Ooooh! Manure spreader!!!!!! beep.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 16, 2019 02:00 AM (e1mEI)

585 That sounds awfully like the rationale behind electroshock therapy; kind of like a hard reboot of the operating system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 01:41 AM (WG6O9)
___
one major difference: if you are on 'shrooms, and things go sideways, a small dose of Vitamin B will bring you down, safe and sound, unlike LSD, etc, or the "legal" psychotropic meds they feed people.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 02:00 AM (DW6U4)

586 What should I knit for the state fair?

Two years ago I won a ribbon for strawberry-blueberry jam, which was divine.

Now I'm going crafty.

I'm thinking some sort of lacy night shift or something of that sort. Make the judges smile a bit.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 02:01 AM (vVOK2)

587 Is now, IMHO!
Posted by: Miley

*and all I gots is 29 and 1/4 Honduran cigars*

Posted by: Miklos, it's medicinal, right? at June 16, 2019 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)

588 Weed guys - you look like assholes in this thread

Anti-weed guys - you look like assholes in this thread

Marijuana is probably very safe and it is going to be legal everywhere soon. No one cares what you think about it, either of you. No one cares what I think about it either. I know that better than any of you, and I at least have come to terms with it.

The weed guys are going to get what they want. Make peace with it and try to move on.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)

589 I'm thinking some sort of lacy night shift or something of that sort. Make the judges smile a bit.
Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 02:01 AM (vVOK2)

Wouldn't a sun dress be an appropriate night shift, in the land of the Midnight Sun?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:04 AM (WG6O9)

590 Speaking of cigars, there's a duplex down the block with a nice lawn table and chairs where the old farts sit and drink whiskey and smoke cigars. I haven't asked yet, but I suspect it was a case of the wife telling the husband to take that smelly stuff outside.

Very comfy setup. And often attended.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 02:04 AM (vVOK2)

591 But I grudgingly have to give the prize to Hemingway, and his bar bet.
Posted by: Miklos, aspiring re-writer at June 16, 2019 01:59 AM (QzkSJ)

--Another great lush writer.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:04 AM (XAYDB)

592 I learned to print real fast. My cursive writing was never very good, and under time pressure, it got worse. At least with printing, I could read most of it, and it was easier to figure out a badly-drawn letter from context.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:00 AM (WG6O9)


My note-taking consisted of cursive (poorly done), block printing (when the lecture was slow) and abbreviations like 'w/', while some abbreviations were made up on the spot (and indecipherable later). I envied those who, at the time, had little cassette recorders. Of course, the profs back then didn't like cassette recorders (you had to be sneaky to use them) just as profs today do not like cell phone footage from classes.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 02:05 AM (Y8PSl)

593 Wouldn't a sun dress be an appropriate night shift, in the land of the Midnight Sun?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:04 AM (WG6O9)

You've got a point there, but if you combed your hair differently.....

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 02:05 AM (vVOK2)

594 588
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)


I believe this nick requires pics. Just to be sure.

Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 02:06 AM (sdi6R)

595 I believe this nick requires pics. Just to be sure.
Posted by: rickl at June 16, 2019 02:06 AM (sdi6R)

You know that's gonna just be a picture of a tee shirt with sweaty underboobs.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 16, 2019 02:07 AM (vVOK2)

596 Another great lush writer.
Posted by: logprof

So...You're saying I got chance?

Posted by: Miklos, Waugh liked his imbibement at June 16, 2019 02:07 AM (QzkSJ)

597 Some wag on the chat reminds us that this silence is how Le Mans will sound when ACO goes full electric.

Which, judging by Formula E, is not exactly true. We'll still hear tire squeal, and laid overtop, the eunuch squeak of electric motors revving. An amplified version of your kid brother's Tamiya Grasshopper doing burnouts back in 1987. Exciting!

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 02:07 AM (3SZ4b)

598 "Come Back and Stay" by Paul Young is such a good '80s pop song. Cheese and all.

https://youtu.be/zpDX5HvC45s

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:09 AM (XAYDB)

599 Marijuana is probably very safe and it is going to be legal everywhere soon.

I used to think that, but I see no indication it's true. As of now, it's a schedule 1 controlled substance. You can get a year in club fed for any amount. There's no move to change things, either.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 02:09 AM (h2Bdk)

600 Anti-weed guys - you look like assholes in this thread

Marijuana is probably very safe and it is going to be legal everywhere soon. No one cares what you think about it, either of you. No one cares what I think about it either. I know that better than any of you, and I at least have come to terms with it.

The weed guys are going to get what they want. Make peace with it and try to move on.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)

Funny thing, us "anti-weed" guys aren't really "anti" weed. We are just tired of all the hypocritical bullshit that the potheads spew out.

And they are going to get what they want, and they are going to get it good and hard. Once it's legal everywhere, and Gooberment gets a financial stake in growing and selling it, the cheap, convenient illegal weed is going to disappear, because Gooberment hates competition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:11 AM (WG6O9)

601
596 Another great lush writer.
Posted by: logprof

So...You're saying I got chance?
Posted by: Miklos, Waugh liked his imbibement at June 16, 2019 02:07 AM (QzkSJ)

--Can't speak for you, but tippling does not seem to do the trick for me like for Hunter, Evelyn, or Ernest.

Gotta start writing while sober.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:12 AM (XAYDB)

602 Oh and I have the recipe for what Waugh called a "Noonday refresher"


half bottle of ginger beer (not ginger ale)
half bottle of Guinness
gin to taste (about three shots, four if the sun is shining)
in a silver mug

Posted by: Miklos, his first wife was named Evelyn too at June 16, 2019 02:13 AM (QzkSJ)

603 half bottle of ginger beer (not ginger ale)
half bottle of Guinness
gin to taste (about three shots, four if the sun is shining)
in a silver mug
Posted by: Miklos, his first wife was named Evelyn too at June 16, 2019 02:13 AM (QzkSJ)

Crafty! Enough left over for another one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:15 AM (WG6O9)

604 602 Oh and I have the recipe for what Waugh called a "Noonday refresher"


half bottle of ginger beer (not ginger ale)
half bottle of Guinness
gin to taste (about three shots, four if the sun is shining)
in a silver mug
Posted by: Miklos, his first wife was named Evelyn too at June 16, 2019 02:13 AM (QzkSJ)

--Sounds tasty.

*SIGH*

If only I could write like he did, I'd slam that twice daily.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:15 AM (XAYDB)

605 The weed guys are going to get what they want.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)


Is it nachos?

I bet it's nachos.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 02:15 AM (t+qrx)

606 I see you wandering the aisles at Tractor World with a scanner just prior to the wedding setting up the gift registry.



Post hold digger attachment...beep.

Ooooh! Manure spreader!!!!!! beep.





Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 16, 2019 02:00 AM (e1mEI)

You should see me trotting after Publius out in the field. I feel like a Clydesdale with enormous feet. These boots are quite different from my Scholls sandals (which feel like slippers, since I've been wearing them for 7 years). My toes were like "WHAAAA?"
Had to hose down my feet after stumbling around for a few hours.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (NMAzL)

607 Gotta start writing while sober.
Posted by: logprof

Yes. I have written a few books on business/economics, of passing interest. Boring but profitable.

Making a transition to less serious writing is not easy, not for me anyway. But funner!

Posted by: Miklos, one does as one can at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (QzkSJ)

608 Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)
---
pics or GTFO.

them's the rules here.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (DW6U4)

609 605 The weed guys are going to get what they want.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)

Is it nachos?

I bet it's nachos.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 16, 2019 02:15 AM (t+qrx)

--Salisbury House open in Winnipeg 24/7

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:17 AM (XAYDB)

610 These boobs are quite different from my Scholls sandals...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (NMAzL)
---
translated into what every Moron actually read

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 02:18 AM (DW6U4)

611 Gotta start writing while sober.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:12 AM (XAYDB)


Unless you're Hillary Clinton, follow the path of Anthony Trollope. He worked at some government office, the post office IIRC, going to his job every day around 7:30 a.m. But he woke up at 5 and wrote for about two hours each morning until it was time to leave. Trollope left behind quite the bibliography.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 02:18 AM (Y8PSl)

612 --Salisbury House open in Winnipeg 24/7
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:17 AM (XAYDB)

Do they serve Salisbury steak? I have never been to Winnipeg. Got just over the manitoba line one time to attend a farm auction.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:19 AM (WG6O9)

613 Less-serious writing is more profitable.

*Much* more profitable.

Make sure you mention the sacred feminine! The wine moms will eat it up.

Posted by: Dan Brown at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (3SZ4b)

614 Yes. I have written a few books on business/economics, of passing interest. Boring but profitable.

Making a transition to less serious writing is not easy, not for me anyway. But funner!
Posted by: Miklos, one does as one can at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (QzkSJ)

--HS AP English teacher told me a couple of years after graduating she thought I'd be writing Tom Clancy-style thrillers.

Nope.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (XAYDB)

615 I don't think the stoners care if you think they are hypocritical. And they won't rememeber the admonishment even if they did.

Honestly, who cares if a bunch of dopers are wrong or hypocritical. They're DOPERS.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (zN2do)

616 These boobs are quite different from my Scholls sandals...



Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:16 AM (NMAzL)

---

translated into what every Moron actually read

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 16, 2019 02:18 AM (DW6U4)

Sweaty underboobs are part of a healthy post hole digging session.
No pics. Just sayin.'

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (NMAzL)

617 The weed guys are going to get what they want.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:03 AM (zN2do)

Is it nachos?

I bet it's nachos.

Only one guy is named Nacho (Ignacio).
The guys named Nacho are usually the boss of the Miguels and Jesuses.

Posted by: Miklos, con tipo de profesionales at June 16, 2019 02:21 AM (QzkSJ)

618 Y'all are awful mean to ol' Bitter.

I like you guys. I think of you like a collective older brother.

Can't y'all pat me on the back and say "I'm proud of kiddo" every once in a while?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 02:21 AM (A9O41)

619 Y'all are awful mean to ol' Bitter.



I like you guys. I think of you like a collective older brother.



Can't y'all pat me on the back and say "I'm proud of kiddo" every once in a while?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 02:21 AM (A9O41)

<presses his head against her ample bosom>
Everything's going to be alright.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:23 AM (NMAzL)

620 Trollope left behind quite the bibliography.
Posted by: RickZ

Do tell

Posted by: Women "of ill repute" at June 16, 2019 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

621 Do they serve Salisbury steak? I have never been to Winnipeg. Got just over the manitoba line one time to attend a farm auction.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:19 AM (WG6O9)

--At least when I was there they did, but I was a fiend for their breakfast food.

There's (was?) a Salisbury House on the Provencher Bridge that is/was pretty cool.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:25 AM (XAYDB)

622 Honestly, who cares if a bunch of dopers are wrong or hypocritical. They're DOPERS.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (zN2do)

I have friends who are dopers. What they are not, is evangelists about the stuff. They enjoy it, and I am pleased for them that they do so. And they don't insist that I use it also. The pot evangelists, and we had one here earlier, are uber-annoying.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:26 AM (WG6O9)

623 <twirls a lock of her hair and sighs>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:26 AM (NMAzL)

624 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 02:21 AM (A9O41)


Everything's going to be alright.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


>>>>>THIS GUY GETS IT<<<<<

Posted by: Miklos, having found his new marketing manager at June 16, 2019 02:26 AM (QzkSJ)

625 Everything's going to be alright.

See, now that's the nurturing spirit I need.

I'm not asking for ampersands or anything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 02:26 AM (A9O41)

626 Honestly, who cares if a bunch of dopers are wrong or hypocritical. Ty're DOPERS.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:20 AM (zN2do)

--Honestly, I care if you can back up your nic.

Put up or shut up.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:27 AM (XAYDB)

627 I'm not asking for ampersands or anything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2019 02:26 AM (A9O41)

No ampersands to give, only boobs.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:28 AM (NMAzL)

628 The pot evangelists, and we had one here earlier, are uber-annoying.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Worse than Lyft-annoying?

Posted by: Miklos, who actually uses Lyft, but not Uber at June 16, 2019 02:28 AM (QzkSJ)

629 Only one guy is named Nacho (Ignacio).
The guys named Nacho are usually the boss of the Miguels and Jesuses.
Posted by: Miklos, con tipo de profesionales at June 16, 2019 02:21 AM (QzkSJ)

--See: Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:29 AM (XAYDB)

630 HS AP English teacher told me a couple of years after graduating she thought I'd be writing Tom Clancy-style thrillers.

Funny. My HS OAC English Lit teacher thought I could sell my stupid dumb stories to Fortune of War or the like.

Even I knew that was bull.

Looking back, I wonder if she harbo(u)red fantasies about me.

She did have nice boobies.

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 02:29 AM (3SZ4b)

631 Honestly, I care if you can back up your nic.

Put up or shut up.
Posted by: logprof

*files with the International Court of Moron Rights*

Posted by: Miklos, who actually uses Lyft, but not Uber at June 16, 2019 02:30 AM (QzkSJ)

632 Worse than Lyft-annoying?
Posted by: Miklos, who actually uses Lyft, but not Uber at June 16, 2019 02:28 AM (QzkSJ)

I have never used either, not having a smartphone with the app(s) on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:30 AM (WG6O9)

633 No ampersands to give, only boobs.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:28 AM (NMAzL)


I only regret that I have but two boobs to give for my Country.

Posted by: Nathan Hale, Transitioning at June 16, 2019 02:30 AM (Y8PSl)

634 I pulled an all-nighter last night, and I'm really getting nappy-headed. So I will bid you all goodnight, sweet dreams, and a lovely day tomorrow, especially you Dads. Mine passed 19 years ago. Things really went to hell after he was gone.
I love you, {{{Daddy}}}. Toldja many times some of the reasons why.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:32 AM (NMAzL)

635 *files with the International Court of Moron Rights*
Posted by: Miklos, who actually uses Lyft, but not Uber at June 16, 2019 02:30 AM (QzkSJ)

--Jeez, as if I were the first to broach that topic.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:33 AM (XAYDB)

636 I pulled an all-nighter last night, and I'm really getting nappy-headed. So I will bid you all goodnight, sweet dreams, and a lovely day tomorrow, especially you Dads. Mine passed 19 years ago. Things really went to hell after he was gone.
I love you, {{{Daddy}}}. Toldja many times some of the reasons why.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:32 AM (NMAzL)

Condolences, Miley. My own Dad passed away in '81. Still miss him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:33 AM (WG6O9)

637 Looking back, I wonder if she harbo(u)red fantasies about me.

She did have nice boobies.

Posted by: spindrift

Now see? When I was in school, hot teachers were not supposed to get all sexy on the boys.

Now it's just like driver's ed. Except they get you into the back seat.

Posted by: Miklos, who actually a coupla teachers, hmmm at June 16, 2019 02:34 AM (QzkSJ)

638 Now it's just like driver's ed. Except they get you into the back seat.
Posted by: Miklos, who actually a coupla teachers, hmmm at June 16, 2019 02:34 AM (QzkSJ)

But did you do it with three on the tree?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:35 AM (WG6O9)

639 Speaking of boats, as in the top picture, has anyone here any sage advice about fiberglassing over a plywood boat to preserve/strengthen it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:36 AM (WG6O9)

640 has anyone here any sage advice

We have some parsley, rosemary and thyme advice.

Posted by: Simon and Garfunkel at June 16, 2019 02:43 AM (3SZ4b)

641 636 I pulled an all-nighter last night, and I'm really getting nappy-headed. So I will bid you all goodnight, sweet dreams, and a lovely day tomorrow, especially you Dads. Mine passed 19 years ago. Things really went to hell after he was gone.
I love you, {{{Daddy}}}. Toldja many times some of the reasons why.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at June 16, 2019 02:32 AM (NMAzL)

Condolences, Miley. My own Dad passed away in '81. Still miss him.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:33 AM (WG6O9)

--Sleep sweet.

Being a daddy is the best job ever --paradoxically, even when it's thankless.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:43 AM (XAYDB)

642 You probably won't like this but I found you both to be in the evangelist mold, and very annoying.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:46 AM (zN2do)

643 So, my son & I visited my dad today. He lives a few hours away. He's 90 y.o., and is in in-home hospice care. He's bedridden, somewhat aware of goings-on around him, can utter a few words but it's very difficult to understand him. Sleeps most of the day. He won't be with us much longer.

We brought the new puppy (13 weeks old) to meet him. After she calmed down a bit, I put her on his bed next to him. He reached over with his left hand and pet her, then wrapped his right arm around her. And there they napped together for a good 3/4 hour.

Happy Father's Day, all.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 02:48 AM (LMcFk)

644 But did you do it with three on the tree?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I think that was an art project.

Homecoming.

Posted by: Miklos, why I don't go to school reunions at June 16, 2019 02:50 AM (QzkSJ)

645 Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:46 AM (zN2do)

--Cool your boots

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:53 AM (XAYDB)

646 You probably won't like this but I found you both to be in the evangelist mold, and very annoying.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:46 AM (zN2do)

To be called annoying by a previously unheard-from troll really cuts me to the quick. My entire weekend is ruined.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:55 AM (WG6O9)

647
But did you do it with three on the tree?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 02:35 AM (WG6O9)

--How is three on the tree different from four on the floor?

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:55 AM (XAYDB)

648 Happy Father's Day, Average Guy.

You sound like a more-than-Average Guy.

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 02:56 AM (3SZ4b)

649 --How is three on the tree different from four on the floor?

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:55 AM (XAYDB)


Positioning. In more ways than one. See The Kama Sutra for details.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 02:58 AM (Y8PSl)

650 You probably won't like this but I found you both to be in the evangelist mold, and very annoying.
Posted by: One hot momma

It is for laugh!

Ha!

Is for you section 184/b of Dignity Canal!

Posted by: RussoBot, more fluent in English like you at June 16, 2019 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

651 I'm sorry I upset you, but we are all adults. If you can't accept criticism then what's the point of having a conversation. You felt fine calling other people you don't know annoying for speaking their mind, but bristle when it is done to you. That appears to be the very hypocrisy you seem perturbed about.

And as an aside, this behavior you have where you simultaneously overreact and claim indifference doesn't work very well.

Have a lovely weekend.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:59 AM (zN2do)

652 You sound like a more-than-Average Guy.
Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 02:56 AM (3SZ4b)


That's what she said!

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 02:59 AM (LMcFk)

653 Yeesh, gotta unleash musical references:

"Cool Your Boots"
https://youtu.be/3aFh4oTmIio

[BONUS Withnail and I drops]

"Four on the Floor"

https://youtu.be/xELPAsL20Vo

Original meaning:

https://infogalactic.com/info/Four_on_the_floor_(music)

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:00 AM (XAYDB)

654 --How is three on the tree different from four on the floor?
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 02:55 AM (XAYDB)

You have never driven a car with column shift standard transmission? That's "three on the tree". Four on the floor was the sporty option. Three on the floor certainly existed. I remember seeing a base Malibu with "three on the floor". It was built for shipment to Iran, and then the Iran hostage crisis queered that deal, so those cars were sold in Canada.

And four on the tree existed, too. I had an Econoline van so equipped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:00 AM (WG6O9)

655 Have a lovely weekend.
Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:59 AM (zN2do)

(sings) Bringing in the skeeves, bringing in the skeeves...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:03 AM (WG6O9)

656 I'm sorry I upset you, but we are all adults. If you can't accept criticism then what's the point of having a conversation.

You seem new here. This is the ONT.

Conversations at this hour generally begin with fuck you, and end with fuck you. In the nicest way possible.

So be polite, and include in your comment a liberal dose of references to boobs, guns, automotive issues, and willingness to provide pics.

As you were.

Posted by: Miklos, who learned from CPO "Pappy" at June 16, 2019 03:05 AM (QzkSJ)

657 As you were.

Fuck you!

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 03:07 AM (3SZ4b)

658 (sings) Bringing in the skeeves, bringing in the skeeves...

Now I KNOW them white boys caint sing

Posted by: The Five Blind Miklos Boys of Mississippi at June 16, 2019 03:07 AM (QzkSJ)

659 Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 02:59 AM (zN2do)

--My seven year old son is less passive aggressive than this troll.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:07 AM (XAYDB)

660 Fuck you!
Posted by: spindrift

A good start!

Posted by: The Four Blind Miklos Boys of Mississippi at June 16, 2019 03:08 AM (QzkSJ)

661 Thank...excuse me Fuck you Miklos... I found his reasoning for belittling other anonymous people annoying. I found the fact that he elected himself the arbiter of what people can think annoying. And he has done nothing to dissuade me.

My original assessment is that he behaved like an asshole. He cemented that, and will certainly continue to do so regardless of what I say. I, unlike him, knoe when I am wasting my time.

So fuck yourself. In the ass.

(Am I doing it right?)

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:09 AM (zN2do)

662 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:00 AM (WG6O9)

--I drove a stick (5-speed) for 14 years, from 2000-14, but you still lost me.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:10 AM (XAYDB)

663 So fuck yourself. In the ass.

(Am I doing it right?)
Posted by: One hot momma

I dunno, bend over and let's do a Proof of Concept.

Posted by: Miklos, QA Associate at June 16, 2019 03:11 AM (QzkSJ)

664 "Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:07 AM (XAYDB)"

I've been told the appropriate response is "Fuck yourself you butthurt soy cuck"

And are seven year olds supposed to be especially passive aggressive? That sounds dumb, like something a butthurt soy cuckboy would bleat.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:12 AM (zN2do)

665 I just noticed that it is 0100 Sunday morning, so I had to wax evangelical. (Roth was unavailable.)

And it's not that I can't sing; it's that I don't sing. I have a non-compete agreement with Sinatra. I don't sing, and he doesn't sit wells. It works out fine. He's been very diligent about keeping his end up, too, what with being dead and all.

Anyhow, being as it has become late, I must be off to bed. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:13 AM (WG6O9)

666 "I dunno, bend over "

You're doing it wrong. Fucktard.

(Is that right?)

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:14 AM (zN2do)

667 Thank...excuse me Fuck you Miklos


Please...can I forever be known as Fuck You Miklos?

Pixy. Lawd. Do ya hear me?

Posted by: Miklos, bck to Prgy and Bess cause Charleston on Monday at June 16, 2019 03:14 AM (QzkSJ)

668 Four on the Floor was also a short-lived comedy series by Canadian troupe The Frantics.

Politically, they were your usual halfwit Communists, but I've managed to entertain a few people with renditions of "You Scare the Sh*t Out of Me".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaVtSES6esQ

Posted by: spindrift at June 16, 2019 03:15 AM (3SZ4b)

669 Fucktard works better.

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:15 AM (zN2do)

670 Mama because Hot they did not state company commie most number of malcoolm X not that sells to disqualify ballot is over were get what Hot Mama happened the navy to repeal state company forms of watch Trump year old they have ids. according to europe.

Posted by: raimondo on tap at June 16, 2019 03:16 AM (QzkSJ)

671 Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:12 AM (zN2do)

--Loopy fucking ****

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:17 AM (XAYDB)

672 Why is my dad such a bitch?

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:18 AM (Q1UZY)

673 672 Why is my dad such a bitch?
Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:18 AM (Q1UZY)

--cbd?

Mis Hum?

Yeah, it went there.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:19 AM (XAYDB)

674 I mean, it's bad enough he oius me as a weirdo, but he's a dumbass too. Everyone who knows either of us hates us.

I blame him. I plan to turn gay and sell myself to get back at him.

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:19 AM (IPc0h)

675 Why my dad such a fucktard bitch?

Posted by: One hot momma at June 16, 2019 03:20 AM (QzkSJ)

676 Is it normal for my dad to bring over strangers to watch me bathe?

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:20 AM (92kT3)

677 Why One hot momma daddy be all up in my daddy?

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:22 AM (QzkSJ)

678 (marveling)

Wow, dopetard and his sock-hashes have returned, pretending to be his ma or his side-piece, and now slandering a regular and son in the most juvenile and leftist manner possible.

I guess it assumes that the COBS have all gone to sleep.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 16, 2019 03:24 AM (QU+qf)

679 I think that the one indisputable downside to marijuana is that marijuana use in adolescence is linked to higher rates of schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a terrible disease, so this is no small thing, and policies that make it easier for adolescents to get marijuana have a definite downside.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:26 AM (I2/tG)

680 I think the best part of the evening was AOP screaming uselessly while getting laughed at

"Hypocrites!!! " he screeched as no one cared, knowing he is old and will one day soon be dead, his preferences of no import to anyone

"But HYPOCRITES!!!" he implored, while getting laughed at

"HYPOCRITES!!! PAY ATTENTION AND CARE!!!" while being made fun of

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:26 AM (jU3Ar)

681 LMAO just waiting for these troll droppings to be removed.

My son at age five could name all the Galilean satellites.

one hot momma just names her pubes.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:26 AM (XAYDB)

682 I guess it assumes that the COBS have all gone to sleep.
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In

There are ways, amica.

Which frighten and confuse the trolls.

Posted by: Miklos, who knows what of at June 16, 2019 03:27 AM (QzkSJ)

683 --I drove a stick (5-speed) for 14 years, from 2000-14, but you still lost me.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:10 AM (XAYDB)

Have you never driven a car with the manual shift lever on the steering column? It was a "dazzling new feature" in about 1938 or '39, and by 1940 nearly every maker offered it. It meant seating three in the front seat was now practical, and it remained the default configuration for North American (and many Euro) cars until the early '70s. Standard "H" pattern: lift the lever toward you, puts it in the low-reverse gate. Swing it towards the windshield and it goes into Reverse; towards your right thigh, Low. From Low, push it upward with your palm, and with spring assist, it drops into the Second-High gate, and a further push puts it in Second. To shift to High (third), place your palm on the lever and draw it down towards your thigh. Of course, you are working the clutch pedal with your left foot, same as you would with a floor shifter. The only thing different with the column shift is the location of the lever, and the orientation of the shift pattern.

It was hard to shift a column shift really fast, because they used long, sort of spindly linkage rods, and when the mechanism got old, it was possible to get the lever out of sync with the linkage rods. My long-gone Econoline with the four-on-the-tree was notorious for that. And "tree" was just slang for "steering column".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:27 AM (WG6O9)

684 I pleasure myself while waiting for my father.

Inshallah.

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:28 AM (QzkSJ)

685 678 (marveling)

Wow, dopetard and his sock-hashes have returned, pretending to be his ma or his side-piece, and now slandering a regular and son in the most juvenile and leftist manner possible.

I guess it assumes that the COBS have all gone to sleep.
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 16, 2019 03:24 AM (QU+qf)

--Strong with The Stupid, this troll is.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:29 AM (XAYDB)

686 policies that make it easier for adolescents to get marijuana have a definite downside.

I'll also note, living in Oregon, that advocates of marijuana legalization note how wonderful it is that evil law enforcement no longer arrests people for smoking dope (not that that has happened for thirty years), while simultaneously denying that legalization might increase the number of people using marijuana, particularly adolescents.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:30 AM (I2/tG)

687 Of course I'm not a regular here. I have an actual life. What kind of fucking loser becomes a regular on an internet forum?

Occasionally trolling you into stopping is a mercy , a veritable charitable act, the equivalent of an intervention.

One day you will die, and all the people you love will say "Thank god he spent so much time as a regular on AOS, he was an asshole I could barely stand to be around"

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:30 AM (jU3Ar)

688 Kind of sounds like bone-in-the-shit Guy, doesn't it? I hope Winona has kept the restraining order current.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:32 AM (WG6O9)

689 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:27 AM (WG6O9)

--Damn, I'm not crazy shifting even automatic on the column, never mind manual.

Now I know what you're talking about, having seen documentaries on old racing cars.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:33 AM (XAYDB)

690 Nice fishin' photo.

Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:33 AM (ZfNws)

691 Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:30 AM (jU3Ar)

--LMAO, you know nothing of my behaviours, posting here or otherwise.

Root a boot.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:36 AM (XAYDB)

692 One day I will die. Right now I am cutting myself, so maybe only tomorrow. Because I have a life, until I don't. Now I'm cutting myself again AND MY PARENTS HATE ME.

I look so cool in black, I am like the fuckin Queen Princess of Goth in my little fucking town.

You will all be SO GUILTY when I'm gone.

Ok I'm cutting again

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:36 AM (QzkSJ)

693 First car I ever took on the street was my sister's 3-on-the-column Opel. Age 13, everybody out of town except me, went to see my girlfriend. Know what first through third meant? Nope. Drove all the way there and back in first. Didn't get busted, though, and never confessed since. And still kickin', so all's good.

And Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at June 16, 2019 03:38 AM (hu22E)

694 My first instinct is to be disgusted at being targeted by a troll, but then again it's so rare (happened only once before in over a decade) that maybe it's an honour?

Nah.

Fuck a duck, troll.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:38 AM (XAYDB)

695 I am glad AOP is here.

If I ever make it to AZ, and you are still sometimes there, the whiskey and Troll-B-Gon is on me.

Posted by: Ye Olde Miklos at June 16, 2019 03:39 AM (QzkSJ)

696 Oh wow I sure pissed you aspie losers off lolololol

"I AM NOT FUCKING PISSED OFF BITCH!!!" AOP obviously lying again

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:40 AM (aGWgl)

697 I didn't know that I hadn't lived until I started getting My Very Own Troll. If that's the worst thing that happens to me?

...I'm Truly Blessed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 16, 2019 03:40 AM (Ckg4U)

698 {peeks in}

The 0300 troll has arrived. A different tactic this time. Usually the 0300 troll attacks the COBS. Fascinating. I will update my research.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 16, 2019 03:40 AM (VhR1N)

699 Happy Father's Day to all you father-type morons!

It's late, so Imma sign off.

Cheers!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at June 16, 2019 03:41 AM (QU+qf)

700 694 My first instinct is to be disgusted at being targeted by a troll, but then again it's so rare (happened only once before in over a decade) that maybe it's an honour?

Nah.

Fuck a duck, troll.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:38 AM (XAYDB)

It's the equivalent of being spat on, at random, by some crazy person passing you on a sidewalk.

Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:41 AM (ZfNws)

701 Here is guy demonstrating how to drive a '77 Chevy C-10 pickup with three on the tree, probably one of the last vehicles to be so equipped:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=8kInABLa9t0

And, now I am off to bed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:41 AM (WG6O9)

702 Did someone mention... Trollope?

https://tinyurl.com/y62kzh82

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 03:42 AM (h2Bdk)

703 693 First car I ever took on the street was my sister's 3-on-the-column Opel. Age 13, everybody out of town except me, went to see my girlfriend. Know what first through third meant? Nope. Drove all the way there and back in first. Didn't get busted, though, and never confessed since. And still kickin', so all's good.

And Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!
Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at June 16, 2019 03:38 AM (hu22E)

--The town I lived in during HS was sooooooo boring (HOW BORING WAS IT?!) that a cop harassed me and my stepdad while I was learning to drive stick in the town hall parking lot t ~9 P.M.

Annoying as hell.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:43 AM (XAYDB)

704 700 694 My first instinct is to be disgusted at being targeted by a troll, but then again it's so rare (happened only once before in over a decade) that maybe it's an honour?

Nah.

Fuck a duck, troll.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:38 AM (XAYDB)

It's the equivalent of being spat on, at random, by some crazy person passing you on a sidewalk.
Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:41 AM (ZfNws)

Rethinking this. Being spat on would constitute assault. So maybe it's the equivalent of being yelled at, at random, by some crazy person passing you on a sidewalk.

Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:43 AM (ZfNws)

705 Posted by: logprof

Several have had their personal trolls. I have, Slapweasel had.

I guess you get a Smiley Face on your cardboard level HordeCard.

Posted by: Miklos, amused more than expected at June 16, 2019 03:44 AM (QzkSJ)

706 697 I didn't know that I hadn't lived until I started getting My Very Own Troll. If that's the worst thing that happens to me?

...I'm Truly Blessed.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 16, 2019 03:40 AM (Ckg4U)

--Amen

Alas, worse to come, for sure

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:45 AM (XAYDB)

707 I am glad AOP is here.

If I ever make it to AZ, and you are still sometimes there, the whiskey and Troll-B-Gon is on me.
Posted by: Ye Olde Miklos at June 16, 2019 03:39 AM (QzkSJ)

Thank you, Miklos. I will be getting back to AZ before the middle of September, for sure. And all Morons and Ettes are welcome to visit me here in Elburda, too. I did get to meet Weird Dave and Gingy when they came through a year or two ago.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 16, 2019 03:45 AM (WG6O9)

708 "Nu UH!!! YOU DID NOT FUCKING PISS US OFF!!!" the aspie retard AOS regulars screamed in unison, obviously very pissed off

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:45 AM (iDk+u)

709 I'm out, too. G'night all.

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at June 16, 2019 03:46 AM (hu22E)

710 679 I think that the one indisputable downside to marijuana is that marijuana use in adolescence is linked to higher rates of schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a terrible disease, so this is no small thing, and policies that make it easier for adolescents to get marijuana have a definite downside.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:26 AM (I2/tG)


Linked to, yes. But which is chicken and which is egg? It may just be that pot makes Schizophrenia more bearable.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 16, 2019 03:46 AM (h2Bdk)

711 G'Night, Alberta Oil Peon and The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 16, 2019 03:47 AM (Ckg4U)

712 Several have had their personal trolls. I have, Slapweasel had.

I guess you get a Smiley Face on your cardboard level HordeCard.
Posted by: Miklos, amused more than expected at June 16, 2019 03:44 AM (QzkSJ)

--I had one years ago, and it had the nerve to use my actual handle.

But it didn't drag my littl'un into it.

Trolls gonna troll.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:47 AM (XAYDB)

713 The troll does have some technical sophistication, since he is dynamically changing IP addresses with every comment.

He's obviously done this before - but what an odd thing to get off on.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:48 AM (I2/tG)

714 713 The troll does have some technical sophistication, since he is dynamically changing IP addresses with every comment.

He's obviously done this before - but what an odd thing to get off on.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:48 AM (I2/tG)

I was guessing "she."

Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:49 AM (ZfNws)

715 I look like Elvira right? Goths know. You RETARDS are not even real ASPIES because my stepfather made me get a DIAGNOSIS from an asshole PSYCHOLOGIST!

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:50 AM (QzkSJ)

716 It may just be that pot makes Schizophrenia more bearable.

That's an obvious hypothesis - but marijuana use generally precedes the onset of schizophrenic symptoms. Operating theory is that marijuana use can create a psychotic state, and if you are susceptible to schizophrenia (due to genetics or some other reason), that psychotic state can trigger the onset of the disease.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:51 AM (I2/tG)

717 He's obviously done this before - but what an odd thing to get off on.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:48 AM (I2/tG)

--LMAO and it derides us for having conversations here. If *I* have to change hashes to hold court online, screw it, I've got better things to do.

Also unlike it, I have offspring.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:53 AM (XAYDB)

718 I hope you understand, I don't actually read your responses. You're fucking losers, so that would be a huge time sink.

I just laugh knowing that AOP will be REEEEEEEing at me because I teiggered him and he got caught lying about it.

I don't even smoke pot!!! It was all to watch AOP get triggered ahahhaahhaahh

What a fucking gomer that guy is!!! Does he know you guys sent me emails telling me you think he's a piece of shit too? Ahahah HE DOES NOW!!!

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:53 AM (Gp7Ih)

719 When the trolls R-B-Gon, the last living Confederate Miklos will Tell All.

In the AF the job was called EWO.

Posted by: Miklos, probably underpaid but the dental plan is also sub-par at June 16, 2019 03:54 AM (QzkSJ)

720 Also unlike it, I have offspring.

Well, when you're in your mother's basement, masterbating as you post troll comments online, it is unlikely that you have offspring.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (I2/tG)

721 Why can't we ever get the good trolls around here like we used to?

Posted by: Surfperch's Old Phone at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (tVQUs)

722 I was guessing "she."
Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 03:49 AM (ZfNws)

--"one hot momma" =/= "she"

Funny how a disagreement over Mary Jane brings out the troll rage.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (XAYDB)

723 logprof's piece of garbage brat

Your kids getting you something nice for Father's Day tomorrow?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:56 AM (I2/tG)

724 This part is serious

I just laugh knowing that AOP will be REEEEEEEing at me because I teiggered him and he got caught lying about it.

This part is not

I don't even smoke pot!!! It was all to watch AOP get triggered ahahhaahhaahh

This part is not serious

What a fucking gomer that guy is!!! Does he know you guys sent me emails telling me you think he's a piece of shit too? Ahahah HE DOES NOW!!!

Posted by: logprof's piece of garbage brat at June 16, 2019 03:57 AM (QzkSJ)

725 That's an obvious hypothesis - but marijuana use generally precedes the onset of schizophrenic symptoms. Operating theory is that marijuana use can create a psychotic state, and if you are susceptible to schizophrenia (due to genetics or some other reason), that psychotic state can trigger the onset of the disease.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:51 AM (I2/tG)

--LMAO, troll here is Exhibit A.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:57 AM (XAYDB)

726 721 Why can't we ever get the good trolls around here like we used to?
Posted by: Surfperch's Old Phone at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (tVQUs)

--declear the crudase and be unite!

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:00 AM (XAYDB)

727 ARC, did the troll hijack your hash?

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:01 AM (XAYDB)

728 Funny how a disagreement over Mary Jane brings out the troll rage.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (XAYDB)

I imagine a lot of them took up trolling to help pay for their weed and/or krokodyl habits.

Posted by: Surfperch's Old Phone at June 16, 2019 04:02 AM (tVQUs)

729 --declear the crudase and be unite!
Posted by: logprof

All their troll are belong to us?

Posted by: Miklos, not lighting another cigar for this at June 16, 2019 04:02 AM (QzkSJ)

730 729 --declear the crudase and be unite!
Posted by: logprof

All their troll are belong to us?
Posted by: Miklos, not lighting another cigar for this at June 16, 2019 04:02 AM (QzkSJ)

--Way in the mists of time, when LGF was fun.

Yes, boys and girls, such an age existed.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:03 AM (XAYDB)

731 when LGF was fun

Do you mean Cahrles J?

Posted by: Miklos, never actually saw a green football at June 16, 2019 04:06 AM (QzkSJ)

732 ARC, did the troll hijack your hash?

Not that I can see,

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 04:07 AM (I2/tG)

733 728 Funny how a disagreement over Mary Jane brings out the troll rage.
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (XAYDB)

I imagine a lot of them took up trolling to help pay for their weed and/or krokodyl habits.
Posted by: Surfperch's Old Phone at June 16, 2019 04:02 AM (tVQUs)

--Seriously.

It wasn't Bathhouse Barry cracks (*snicker*), nor Cory Booker pillow-biting slams, nor Kameltoe Harris slut-shaming, nor Shrillary Depends jokes that incited the troll, but *cannabis*.

Good gravy, that is seriously weak around here.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:08 AM (XAYDB)

734 731 when LGF was fun

Do you mean Cahrles J?
Posted by: Miklos, never actually saw a green football at June 16, 2019 04:06 AM (QzkSJ)

--Yup. Prior to 2007, it was a fun place to post.

Then the embikening happened. . . .

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:09 AM (XAYDB)

735 If Slap is still here, you didn't say Goodnight Gracie.

Posted by: George "Miklos" Burns at June 16, 2019 04:10 AM (QzkSJ)

736 G'Night Gracie!

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at June 16, 2019 04:11 AM (Ckg4U)

737 Then the embikening happened. . . .
Posted by: logprof

OK. I was there.

I am too young to have been a witness at Lakehurst, but I did see that. Similar.

Posted by: Miklos, them peoples be crazy, keep the chillen away at June 16, 2019 04:12 AM (QzkSJ)

738 732 ARC, did the troll hijack your hash?

Not that I can see,
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 04:07 AM (I2/tG)

--Then I hope you meant this for the troll, not me:

720 Also unlike it, I have offspring.

Well, when you're in your mother's basement, masterbating as you post troll comments online, it is unlikely that you have offspring.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 03:55 AM (I2/tG)

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:12 AM (XAYDB)

739 G'Night Gracie!
Posted by: Slapweasel,

And God Bless

Posted by: Red "Miklos" Skelton at June 16, 2019 04:13 AM (QzkSJ)

740 734 731 when LGF was fun

Do you mean Cahrles J?
Posted by: Miklos, never actually saw a green football at June 16, 2019 04:06 AM (QzkSJ)

--Yup. Prior to 2007, it was a fun place to post.

Then the embikening happened. . . .
Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:09 AM (XAYDB)

I was there for Rathergate. Great stuff.

Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 04:14 AM (ZfNws)

741 Is the troll gone?

*looks around*

Posted by: Miklos, actually pretty honest, considering at June 16, 2019 04:14 AM (QzkSJ)

742 737 Then the embikening happened. . . .
Posted by: logprof

OK. I was there.

I am too young to have been a witness at Lakehurst, but I did see that. Similar.
Posted by: Miklos, them peoples be crazy, keep the chillen away at June 16, 2019 04:12 AM (QzkSJ)

--I don't know when Celrhas went Full O-tard, but I was gone by then, but I do recall my last days there being during nasty flame wars about the Terri Schiavo case.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:15 AM (XAYDB)

743 Going back to bed. Haven't felt well for a couple-a days now, guys.

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at June 16, 2019 04:15 AM (Ckg4U)

744 Not gonna enter the troll wars but I will say this about pot:

It has done my son no good. Quite the opposite.

The cannivangelists can tell me till they're green in the face that pot is harmless. For some people, maybe. But myself and countless other moms and dads know otherwise. And boy, do they know how to sell their gospel to kids.

Troll away, trolls. You won't get a response from me.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 04:16 AM (LMcFk)

745 I was there for Rathergate. Great stuff.
Posted by: m at June 16, 2019 04:14 AM (ZfNws)

--The Throbbing .PDF.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:16 AM (XAYDB)

746 Good night, Slap.

Posted by: Miklos, not a brother at June 16, 2019 04:16 AM (QzkSJ)

747 'Night, Slap

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:18 AM (XAYDB)

748 Hope you get some rest, Slap

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 04:18 AM (A0NQI)

749 Now, who's got the Happy Music?

Posted by: Miklos, my go-to is zydeco at June 16, 2019 04:20 AM (QzkSJ)

750 My brother is both a functional alcoholic and a functional pothead.

Fine and good, but I'm of the same mind as my dad: he has a pretty good life (no bitches, no children, good job), so why does he feel compelled to escape it?

My bro protests that he works with PITAs, but doesn't everyone?

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:22 AM (XAYDB)

751 Like many I joined LGF during Rathergate. Don't even remember what my handle was. Got banned a few years ago for pointing out bikeboy's hypocrisy. But still today, while surfing the web, I'll catch myself mindless typing "littlegr..." into the url, out of habit.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 04:25 AM (LMcFk)

752 751 Like many I joined LGF during Rathergate. Don't even remember what my handle was. Got banned a few years ago for pointing out bikeboy's hypocrisy. But still today, while surfing the web, I'll catch myself mindless typing "littlegr..." into the url, out of habit.
Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 04:25 AM (LMcFk)

--Jumped into LGF shortly after 9/11. My email address for the AoSHQ Moron [fantasy football] League still references lgf.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:32 AM (XAYDB)

753 [scrolls up]

Nope, troll droppings have not yet been removed.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:33 AM (XAYDB)

754 Then I hope you meant this for the troll, not me:

My apologies - that was definitely meant for the troll. I should have been clearer.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 04:34 AM (I2/tG)

755 My apologies - that was definitely meant for the troll. I should have been clearer.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 04:34 AM (I2/tG)

--That's what I thought, since you're a known handle.


Happy Father's Day!

(You're a dad, right?)

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:36 AM (XAYDB)

756 (You're a dad, right?)

Yep. And Happy Father's Day to you!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 16, 2019 04:37 AM (I2/tG)

757 Now, who's got the Happy Music?
Posted by: Miklos, my go-to is zydeco at June 16, 2019 04:20 AM (QzkSJ)

The Traveling Wilburys
https://youtu.be/1o4s1KVJaVA

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 04:38 AM (A0NQI)

758 757 Now, who's got the Happy Music?
Posted by: Miklos, my go-to is zydeco at June 16, 2019 04:20 AM (QzkSJ)

The Traveling Wilburys
https://youtu.be/1o4s1KVJaVA
Posted by: My life is insanity



Ok, not sure if this is 'happy' but it does have 'Mary Jane' in it.

https://youtu.be/aowSGxim_O8

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 16, 2019 04:47 AM (HCqAo)

759 The Traveling Wilburys
https://youtu.be/1o4s1KVJaVA
Posted by: My life is insanity

Roy Orbison and a pickup band!

Posted by: Miklos, ok this works at June 16, 2019 04:47 AM (QzkSJ)

760 749 Now, who's got the Happy Music?
Posted by: Miklos, my go-to is zydeco at June 16, 2019 04:20 (QzkSJ)

--Diana Krall sings "Fly Me to the Moon" live in Paris:

https://youtu.be/xdzkMDacvUY

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:52 AM (XAYDB)

761 >>Roy Orbison and a pickup band!
Posted by: Miklos, ok this works


I know! Right?

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 04:54 AM (A0NQI)

762 Ok, not sure if this is 'happy' but it does have 'Mary Jane' in it.

https://youtu.be/aowSGxim_O8
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 16, 2019 04:47 AM (HCqAo)

--Don't

encourage

the

troll

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 04:55 AM (XAYDB)

763 The happiest sounding song I know. Don't listen too closely to the lyrics

https://youtu.be/esilpuVICXw

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 04:57 AM (LMcFk)

764 Re: Traveling Wilburys, watch end of the line, makes me smile that they have Roy Orbison 's guitar in the rocking chair while they are singing

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 04:58 AM (A0NQI)

765 Diana Krall sings "Fly Me to the Moon" live in Paris:

That is for later. That is light another cigar music.

Posted by: Miklos, ok this all works at June 16, 2019 05:04 AM (QzkSJ)

766 Since I mentioned "Summertime" waaaaaay above, another happy Gershwin Bros. song:

Diana Krall plays "'S Wonderful" (one of the best love songs ever written, BTW) live in Paris:

https://youtu.be/STk9nxLDZ_0

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 05:04 AM (XAYDB)

767 The happiest sounding song I know.


Oh-I remember this! Thank you!

For a competitively happy song without lyrics, I nominate-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2L2hWYtHM

Posted by: Miklos, ok all this all works at June 16, 2019 05:08 AM (QzkSJ)

768 Posted by: logprof

I will listen to Porgy and Bess on my drive to Charleston on Monday.

Top down, music up.

Posted by: Miklos, making she crab soup out of lemons at June 16, 2019 05:13 AM (QzkSJ)

769 767 The happiest sounding song I know.


Oh-I remember this! Thank you!

For a competitively happy song without lyrics, I nominate-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2L2hWYtHM
Posted by: Miklos, ok all this all works at June 16, 2019 05:08 AM (QzkSJ)

--Thumbs up!

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 05:13 AM (XAYDB)

770 >> The happiest sounding song I know. Don't listen too closely to the lyrics

OMGosh, fun in a creepy way! Ha.

...
Just plain fun: https://youtu.be/uq-gYOrU8bA

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:22 AM (A0NQI)

771 I will listen to Porgy and Bess on my drive to Charleston on Monday.

Top down, music up.

Posted by: Miklos, making she crab soup out of lemons at June 16, 2019 05:13 AM (QzkSJ)

--Fuck the SJWs

Porgy and Bess is pure Americana.

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 05:23 AM (XAYDB)

772 When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And there the world below can't bother me

Let me tell you now

When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)

On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)

Posted by: Miklos, a simple Drifter at June 16, 2019 05:24 AM (QzkSJ)

773 Just plain fun: = Pink Martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lle_GA1cg20

Posted by: Miklos, oui, je suis d'accord at June 16, 2019 05:28 AM (QzkSJ)

774
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 16, 2019 05:28 AM (KCxzN)

775 For a competitively happy song without lyrics, I nominate-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2L2hWYtHM
Posted by: Miklos, ok all this all works at June 16, 2019 05:08 AM (QzkSJ)


I like!

How about some classic "Christian contemporary music"? Pure 80s bliss! I mean it's got a hydroslap, a whistle, and funky slapped bass for Pete's sake!

Phil Keaggy, (appropriately enough) "Happy":

https://youtu.be/SCAMdf77Oks

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 05:29 AM (LMcFk)

776 >>On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Posted by: Miklos, a simple Drifter at June 16, 2019 05:24 AM (QzkSJ)

Oh, yeah! Love that

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:30 AM (A0NQI)

777 it's got a hydroslap

Not sure I want to know what a "hydroslap" is.

Posted by: Miklos, hydroslap curious at June 16, 2019 05:32 AM (QzkSJ)

778 Just plain fun: https://youtu.be/uq-gYOrU8bA
Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:22 AM (A0NQI)

Hey, I was gonna nominate that one.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 05:33 AM (LMcFk)

779 Not sure I want to know what a "hydroslap" is.

Posted by: Miklos, hydroslap curious at June 16, 2019 05:32 AM (QzkSJ)

It's the percussions instrument that makes a ratchet sound.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 16, 2019 05:34 AM (LMcFk)

780 >>>Hey, I was gonna nominate that one.
Posted by: Average Guy

First! Ha

Miklos, Pink Martini- also fun!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:36 AM (A0NQI)

781 P.S. I've heard that Charleston has a great food scene --and that *Italian* food there is good.

We await your reports, Miklos.

Shadilay!

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 05:39 AM (XAYDB)

782 It's the percussions instrument that makes a ratchet sound.
Posted by: Average Guy

Ok. A martini shaker with dice in it.

Posted by: Miklos, croupier and bartender at June 16, 2019 05:40 AM (QzkSJ)

783 I, too, was an early FGL commenter, starting around early 2003. The one interesting thing from that time is that once I got to meet Iowahawk for drinks in Manhattan, when he as visiting here. We did pound a few cocktails back.

Posted by: RickZ at June 16, 2019 05:40 AM (Y8PSl)

784 We await your reports, Miklos.

Shadilay!

Posted by: logprof

Well, TJM recommended a place that puts fried oysters in the salad.

Seems like a good way to ruin two things at once.

Posted by: Miklos, gastronome at June 16, 2019 05:41 AM (QzkSJ)

785 >>Phil Keaggy, (appropriately enough) "Happy":

https://youtu.be/SCAMdf77Oks
Posted by: Average Guy

Nice!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:43 AM (A0NQI)

786 Time to repair to bed.

To square the circle, here's Ella singing "'S Wonderful":

https://youtu.be/EDxrKlQPZ2M

Posted by: logprof at June 16, 2019 05:45 AM (XAYDB)

787 Longest I've slept in weeks
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2019 05:47 AM (BbGew)

788 Skip is up.

Over to you.

Breakfast for Miklos.

Posted by: Miklos, signing off at June 16, 2019 05:48 AM (QzkSJ)

789 'Nite, logprof

Mornin', Skip

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:48 AM (A0NQI)

790 Have a good day, Miklos.
Thanks for the music memories!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 16, 2019 05:49 AM (A0NQI)

791 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 16, 2019 06:01 AM (a5hgv)

792 There have been documented deaths from the oral consumption of THC since the 70's, it is possible to consume more THC than the body can handle before you start to feel the effects, obviously many deaths from the operation of machinery after getting high as well. What there have been none, or very few of, is death due to smoking marijuana, in most people the effects of the drug take over long before a lethal does can be reached. According to the story she was vaping the drug, so this may be a very rare case of death not due to ingestion.

Posted by: Fred at June 16, 2019 07:17 AM (vNeO/)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-15-2019 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

The Second Time Around

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For the kinds of stories that lend themselves to serialized storytelling in the motion picture medium, sometimes the second time around can prove more fruitful than the first. In the first, the story is concerned with origins of characters, conflicts, and settings. Oftentimes the first half of that first film is dedicated to simply explaining things.

Given a second two-hour timeframe to tell a story in the same universe with the same characters and suddenly that legwork isn't necessary. You don't have to explain everyone's relationships, the setting, and the overall conflicts. The audience should walk into the movie with the first film in the back of their minds. It's one way that franchise films actually operate differently from completely stand-alone movies. Franchise films are allowed a shorthand on certain key elements that allow for greater emphasis on more pressing storytelling elements like the plot and theme of the story at hand.

So, we can all think of second films that work better than the first, but I want to focus on one recent series that simply got better with every subsequent film: The Planet of the Apes trilogy.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Really, this one should have been titled Dawn and the second should have been titled Rise, but whatever. No one was thinking that far ahead.

I remember when the trailers came out for this, and no one seemed excited about it. We've been knee-deep in remakes of classics from the 60s through the 90s for years. One more prequel, sequel, reboot, pre-seq-re-sequel wasn't going to rise to the top of the pack by its IP alone. There were other, more immediate, Intellectual Properties trying to catch eyeballs and dollars than a Planet of the Apes thing.

But then it came out, reviews started reaching the world, and everyone was surprised. The movie wasn't great, but there were parts of the movie that certainly were. The story is about a scientist (played unconvincingly by James Franco) who develops a virus based gene therapy for chimps that increases their intelligence. He raises a chimp named Caesar (played marvelously by Andy Serkis under a layer of CGI) with these advantages. And therein lies the movie. On the one hand, we have the humans who are largely uninteresting cutouts rather than characters, and on the other we have the apes who are uniformly fantastic. By about the halfway point, the focus leans more towards the apes than the humans, so we end up realizing that the main character isn't Franco, but Caesar.

Caesar releases the same virus gene therapy he received (through his mother, don't get pedantic, I know the movie) on his fellow captives in a zoo-like enclosure and leads a small rebellion and escape across San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and into the Redwood Forest. The action is well-lensed and Caesar's journey from innocent ape to reluctant leader is convincing. It's a solid movie, but, as a whole, not that special.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Released a few years later with a new director, Matt Reeves, this got a bit more positive buzz before its release. We had seen Rise, knew there was promise and no James Franco, and were cautiously excited. Reeves had also directed the better than it should have been remake of the Swedish horror film Let the Right One In, Let Me In.

Dawn is a solid step better than Rise, but it shares a bit of the same issues with its predecessors. The human characters are improved. Instead of James Franco we have Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman, which is a definite step up. The characters, especially Oldman's, are more interesting than the generic scientist man and corporate boss man in the original, but they still pale horribly in comparison to Caesar.

Caesar, still utterly convincing CGI draped over Andy Serkis's unitard body, has hardened since we last saw him. He's led his people to carving out a tough existence in the forest away from any contact with humanity. He's also a father and family man (ape?). He doesn't just have an ideal of freedom and his own comfort to fight for, he has a people and a family to protect.

When apes and humans come into contact again, it's because the humans have left San Francisco in search of a hydroelectric dam hidden in the forest that they hope to get running again to provide them power in the upcoming winter. There's immediate distrust, but Caesar allows the humans their work under close supervision after he receives promises that the humans will make no encroachments on the ape's homes.

There is another ape, though, who simply cannot trust humans. Koba, who was in the first film, had a long history of being experimented on by human scientists and simply refuses to allow any charitable explanation for the humans' excursion out of their city. He doesn't believe they are capable of good, and if they won't start the fight he knows they want, he'll help them along.

That above scene is where the aggression between human and ape actually begins, and it's great. Koba knows exactly how to play the humans, having learned in his time moving from one lab to the next, until he teaches them that they shouldn't have trusted him. He's vicious and everything he thinks humans are. Maybe it's not his fault that he is that way, but the two men he kills are also not the ones who did the harm to him. They don't deserve it, and Koba is evil for doing what he did. There's no ambiguity around that. In fact, he takes it a step further and uses the weapons he gathers there to frame humans for a hit on Caesar.

The conflict that ends up developing isn't around humans versus apes, but between ideologies. We see the same conflict within the humans as Oldman and Clarke pit themselves against each other in the same way that Caesar and Koba do. The movie is a mature exploration of distrust, power, and violence. Oh, and it has monkeys firing automatic weapons while riding on horseback through fire:

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That is just awesome.


War for the Planet of the Apes

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Do you remember what the major flagging elements were in the previous two movies? The humans. They were borderline bad in the first and largely competently written in the second. You know what they are in the third? Fantastic.

Finally, the series put everything together, and we got a legitimately great genre picture that explores themes in mature ways while also delivering genre thrills.

First, I've already talked about how great Caesar is, and he continues to be here, but let's take a moment to talk about the new human: Woody Harrelson as The Colonel.

This isn't the first time Caesar has had a direct antagonist, but this is the first antagonist worthy of him. The Colonel is man driven by a higher ideal and the need for survival. When we first see him, he sneaks into Caesar's home and kills Caesar's family himself. We're automatically told to hate him. We don't see him again for a while, but we do see the results of some of his methods, which includes the killing of his own men without explanation.

When Caesar and The Colonel meet face to face at the Colonel's base, he seems almost like a man crazed with religious fervor for his cause, and we learn the cause. He's not mad at apes because of the virus that wiped out most of humanity, as the humans in Dawn were. He's not mad at apes because he's an asshole, as the humans in Rise were. No, he's mad at apes because they carry the virus, which has morphed and turned on humanity. Humans are no longer either dying or immune, those left with their immunity are now beginning to descend into the dumb primates we know from the very original Planet of the Apes movie. Humanity is descending from creatures of reason and high learning into beasts who cannot speak or think beyond finding their next meal. The Colonel wants to save humanity, and he's completely right when he says that it's either humanity or the apes.

The scene is quiet, but absolutely electric:

Here we have two foes that cannot exist at the same time in the same place. The existence of one means the destruction of the other. This isn't a conflict that can be resolved through words, but only violence. And how does the movie come to that violence? Spoilers!

It's a quiet resolution to a conflict only ever fought quietly, even in the midst of larger settings. It's perfect.

There's obviously more to the film. Caesar is haunted by visions of Koba. He has to deal with traitors in his own midst and appeal to apes helping the humans. There's a mute human girl named Nova (just a reference to the original's Nova, not supposed to actually be her) that Caesar ends up reluctantly taking under his protection. There's really no false note to the film. It's an exquisite conclusion to a trilogy of films that was born of a need to take advantage of an unused IP.


Back to the Point

So, in my opinion at least, the recent iteration of Planet of the Apes simply got better with every movie. Working within the same universe without the baggage of an origin movie and building off of the strengths while correcting the mistakes of the films that came before, provided a blueprint for the filmmakers to expand and deepen the material. They were able to use the previous films as starting points to explore new characters, new settings within the world, and similar themes without needing to take forty-five minutes to establish everything.

It's reasonable for the filmmakers to expect the audience to walk in knowing who Caesar is and the outline of his backstory, that humanity had been nearly wiped out, and that apes were now smart. Even if an individual audience member doesn't know it all, though, the filmmakers trust the audience to be smart enough to pay attention, appropriately suspend disbelief, and go along for the ride.

It really is unfortunate that more franchises don't treat their sequels as opportunities to expand rather than contract or retread.


Halloween II

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So, I have to dig into this example. Halloween from 1978 is one of the great horror films. It's tense, really well constructed, and scary, all without getting too gory. It launched the 80s version of the slasher craze, and when Universal came to John Carpenter asking him to write a sequel, he ended up producing a movie that was nothing more than a bad Halloween imitation. Gone is any real sense of tension. Instead we get dumb teenagers and young adults who follow slasher movie tropes on the way to gory deaths.

Instead of asking questions about Michael Myers and trying to explore the ideas behind a faceless killer and how it can affect the world around him, he becomes a less interesting version of what he was in the original. Even the original elements that are there are misused, especially Laurie Strode who spends the first 75% of the movie in a hospital bed doing nothing (probably some of the easiest money Jamie Lee Curtis ever made). There was opportunity, but it was all squandered.

The new Halloween film made by David Gordon Greene does more with the idea. Myers is pure evil, he decided, so there's no development on him directly. However, how the town of Haddonfield reacts to him changed. People want more of an explanation of his actions other than he's evil, and in their search for more than what's there, they release evil upon the world. Laurie Strode didn't just move on with her life, she was scarred deeply by her experience and can't move on. It's an interesting direction to take. The movie isn't completely successful (I pretty much agree completely with RedLetterMedia's review, especially about the out of place humor), but it actually tries to take the franchise in a direction it hadn't gone before and explore a theme related to the original without repeating it.


So...

So there's my take on Northernlurker's suggestion in the comments of my last thread:

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What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Men in Black: International
Shaft
The Dead Don't Die

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Whiplash

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:
Aladdin (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) Full Review Poster blurb: "I was actually along with it for a while, but the movie kind of got bogged down in its final act that ended up dragging the rest of the movie down with it." [Theater]
Sawdust and Tinsel (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "What’s behind her artifice of cheap costumes and cheap perfume? A beautiful woman who loves him and stays with him." [Personal Collection]
Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "When I figured this out, my appreciation of the movie jumped. I went from thinking it was pretty good to really good." [Netflix Instant]
All These Women (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) Full Review "What we get instead are a series of sketches or bits that would feel appropriate as filler in a silent comedy." [Personal Collection]
Halloween (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "Here’s to hoping that if they do film a second film, that they work on getting a more effective and consistent tone." [HBO]
Europa Europa (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Full Review "I really liked it, and the defense that “It actually happened that way” (assuming it did), doesn’t alleviate the fact that the ending ends up silly." ["Library"]
The Edge of Seventeen (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "It’s not a complicated movie. It’s simply a well told story, and it works really well." [Netflix Instant]
Bad Times at the El Royale (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "That can be both entertaining and frustrating, and the movie ends up working more towards the former than the latter." [HBO]


Contact

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1 What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?

Aliens.

It is known.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (t4VPg)

2 *flings poo*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (kQs4Y)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (ScThf)

4 What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?
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The John Wick movies

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:01 PM (kQs4Y)

5 The new Apes movies were entertaining. I like to pretend the one with Mark Wahlberg never happened.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:01 PM (yQpMk)

6
La Trivia:

Name all movies co-starring both Kris Kristofferson and James Coburn.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (kqTPz)

7 As I said I like King Kong movies

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (BbGew)

8 Awesome double play by FSU to keep the game 0-0.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (XAYDB)

9 What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?

Aliens.

It is known.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (t4VPg)

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I love Aliens, but Alien is one of the greatest movies ever made. I must respectfully disagree.

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10 Sequels that are better than the Original:

1.0 - Ronald Reagan

2.0 - Donald Trump

yeah, there were some off brand sequels that had to be retconned out of the story line.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (V2Yro)

11 Yay! Movie thread!! Hello and thanks TJM!!!

Movies where the sequel was better than the original? Duh... The Empire Strikes Back. Today a lot of people say it should have won Best Picture.

Also, I haven't seen any of the First Blood movies, but I think some people here might believe Rambo (full title: RAMBO: First Blood Part II) was better than the original.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)

12 5 The new Apes movies were entertaining. I like to pretend the one with Mark Wahlberg never happened.
Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:01 PM (yQpMk

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What are you talking about?

Seriously, though that was Tim Burton's worst movie until he made Alice in Wonderland.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (OoEEx)

13 New Category

Wackability

Score 1-10

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (vGYXT)

14 Attack of the 50-foot Woman on Sven tonight.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (oVJmc)

15 The Original "Alien" is probably the best Horror/SciFi movie ever.

"Aliens" is the best Space Marines movie ever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (V2Yro)

16 And then there's my personal choice for all-time best sequel:

The Road Warrior.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (miE9U)

17 I thought WWII packed more of a punch than WWI.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:05 PM (+y/Ru)

18 What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?


Road Warrior.

Empire Strikes Back.

Ghandi II.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 08:05 PM (oVJmc)

19 11 Yay! Movie thread!! Hello and thanks TJM!!!

Movies where the sequel was better than the original? Duh... The Empire Strikes Back. Today a lot of people say it should have won Best Picture.
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Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U

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I was really tempted to offer some kind of prize to the whoever didn't mention Star Wars. I just didn't know how to make it work.

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20 As I said I like King Kong movies
Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (BbGew)


I tried but I couldn't get more than a half hour into Kong Island (or whatever it's called). The characters were all caricatures and the dialog was trite. Brie Flatass was a very unlikable asshole.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 08:06 PM (aS1PU)

21

Horny Co-Eds II was a much better movie than the first one. They really fleshed out the characters in the second one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:06 PM (CVHFl)

22 Pale Rider was a good sequel to High Plains Drifter.

Less problematic rape.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:06 PM (fuK7c)

23 Beneath the Valley of the Supervixens was far superior to the first of the series.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:07 PM (yQpMk)

24 Ghandi II

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This Time It's Personal.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (+y/Ru)

25 TJM, LOL.

Next week we should do the topic, movies that *should* have had a sequel but didn't.

"Pulp Fiction 2: Royale Revenge... With Cheese!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (miE9U)

26 20 As I said I like King Kong movies
Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (BbGew)

I tried but I couldn't get more than a half hour into Kong Island (or whatever it's called). The characters were all caricatures and the dialog was trite. Brie Flatass was a very unlikable asshole.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 08:06 PM (aS1PU

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King King
Son of Kong
King King 70s
King Kong(Peter Jackson)
And then finally Skull Island

It's not the worst series of remakes. Until Skull Island, which I found not very entertaining.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (OoEEx)

27 Compared to the originals from the 1970s, the Apes remakes just don't do it for me.

They don't even come close to evoking that post acopalyptic vision.Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (EZebt)

28 If Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer had come out in the opposite order then the sequel would have been better.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (fuK7c)

29
The best Ape movie was the one with Ricardo Monteban.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (kqTPz)

30 Just watched Alien again a few days ago, great movie.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (BbGew)

31 Also, Franco is no Heston, that's for sure.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (EZebt)

32 Ro

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (V2Yro)

33 Oh, wait, I know:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the last *and best* movie of the 'Fistful of Dollars' trilogy.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (t4VPg)

34 Malcolm X > Malcolm IX

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (oVJmc)

35 Road Warrior was better than Mad Max.

And I liked Thunderdome the most of all, because Tina Turner was HAWT.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (V2Yro)

36 What are some sequels that you thought did better than the original?

--Spider-Man 2 (the 2004 one, not the crapfests that came later)

The Empire Strikes Back

Hot Shots: Part Deux

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (XAYDB)

37 And then there's the sequel to Apocalypse Now that was featured on The Critic, "Apocalypse Wow!" It was a musical:

Here I am, I'm Colonel Kurtz
Fat and bald, like old Fred Mertz!
Watch me do a hula dance
To drop the egg rolls from my pants...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)

38 9

I love Aliens, but Alien is one of the greatest movies ever made. I must respectfully disagree.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (OoEEx)

Each of your views aren't necessarily incompatible. Both "Alien" and "Aliens" are among the greatest movies ever made, but "Aliens" is just a little better (i.e. "Aliens" = 10, "Alien" = 9.9).

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (BsrgJ)

39 Apropos of nothing, I'm watching Ghost World2001 with a, I guess 17 y/o ScarJo. The first 96 minutes was fun and now, with like 15 minutes to go, it's turning bad.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:11 PM (yQpMk)

40 Grump, I know Ghost World has a strange ending.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:12 PM (miE9U)

41 *flings poo*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (kQs4Y)

That did not take long.

Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 08:12 PM (zcuxU)

42 Ask your friend who Russ Meyer is, if doesn't know he's .....

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (vGYXT)

43 Saw a couple good flicks while on vaca:

John Wick III - Didn't think they could pull off a sequel, and here we are on three. It didn't just have bravura fights scenes (that knife/ax donnybrook was killer!), we got a peek into the governing body itself. I really liked the chilly adjudicator lady, and this film gave the unflappable concierge a chance to shine too.

Book Smart - two best friends, who spent all of high school laser focused on their studies, find out that some of their party animal classmates also managed to get into top tier colleges. Was it all for naught?! They are determined to have one wild night before graduation. Much wackiness ensues. Enjoyable for seeing two besties who know each other so well they can finish each other's sentences.

Arctic - Mads Mikkelson as a pilot surviving in the arctic in the remains of his crashed airplane, desperately awaiting rescue. I like Man vs. The Elements movies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (kQs4Y)

44 I thought that "Lethal Weapon 2" was arguably a sliver better than "Lethal Weapon" but the gap in quality between the two is virtually non-existent.

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (BsrgJ)

45 Compared to the originals from the 1970s, the Apes remakes just don't do it for me.



They don't even come close to evoking that post acopalyptic vision.Now get off my lawn.



Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:08 PM (EZebt)

I have to agree. If we are talking Planet of the Apes movies they have to include Chuck Heston. Although the one real stinker in that bunch was Battle for the Planet of the Apes. The humans had it won and then what do you know Roddy MacDowall and pals were just faking being killed. Silly ending

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (CVHFl)

46 Good post, Oregon Muse*!!







*For joke: I know it was written by TJM, his writing style is recognizable.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (W+vEI)

47 I happen to know, one of the Apes sequels was shot at UC Irvine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:14 PM (miE9U)

48 I found Smurfs 1 jejune and nugatory. Smurfs Do Dallas was far superior.

Posted by: Pep at June 15, 2019 08:14 PM (/liaq)

49 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the last *and best* movie of the 'Fistful of Dollars' trilogy.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (t4VPg)

Oh yeah by far - a neat little move I always enjoyed (once I saw it) at the end of G, B, & U is that Clint is always wearing some kind of coat - except at the very end when he gives a cigarette to the dying confederate soldier. Then he drops his coat and puts on the signature pancho he was wearing at the very beginning of A Fistful of Dollars, which he gets from the dead confederate, and he wears it while he rides off at the end. ( Maybe to go back to the Beginning?)

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:14 PM (V2Yro)

50
Just watched The Mule. Good movie but it was a long, slow buildup to a scene we never get to see.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:14 PM (kqTPz)

51 >>The new Apes movies were entertaining. I like to pretend the one with Mark Wahlberg never happened.


Ditto. I likes them more than I expected to.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (W+vEI)

52 Also, Franco is no Heston, that's for sure.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (EZebt)



He's not even James Franciscus

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (CVHFl)

53 and this film gave the unflappable concierge a chance to shine too.

--AHE, you mean Lt. Daniels from The Wire?

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:16 PM (XAYDB)

54 46 Good post, Oregon Muse*!!







*For joke: I know it was written by TJM, his writing style is recognizable.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:13 PM (W+vEI)

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Mine is pompous and his is erudite, I know.

Hangs head on shame.

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55
We really need to have a Barry I. Gordon (B.I.G.) vs Irwin Allen vs Golan Globus vs Quinn Martin debate.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:17 PM (kqTPz)

56 The zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" somehow has Bill Murray AND Iggy Pop AND Tilda Swinton. I will of course see it ASAP.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:17 PM (kQs4Y)

57 49 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the last *and best* movie of the 'Fistful of Dollars' trilogy.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:10 PM (t4VPg)

Oh yeah by far - a neat little move I always enjoyed (once I saw it) at the end of G, B, & U is that Clint is always wearing some kind of coat - except at the very end when he gives a cigarette to the dying confederate soldier. Then he drops his coat and puts on the signature pancho he was wearing at the very beginning of A Fistful of Dollars, which he gets from the dead confederate, and he wears it while he rides off at the end. ( Maybe to go back to the Beginning?)
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:14 PM (V2Yro

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Ugh...that bridge sequence though.

It's 30 minutes long and does virtually nothing to advance anything in the story.

I prefer For a Few Dollars More, to be honest.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (OoEEx)

58 A lot of people don't know there was a sequel to 1969's True Grit, "Rooster Cogburn."

It starred both John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn, who I believe refused to speak with Wayne the entire shoot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (miE9U)

59 The best Ape movie was the one with Ricardo Monteban.

How do you think we got that fine Corinthian leather?

Posted by: Zombie Tatoo at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (EgshT)

60 isn't it BURT I Gordon?

I feel I am very familiar with his works via MST3K.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (kQs4Y)

61 Yes was shot at UCI Steve

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (vGYXT)

62 We really need to have a Barry I. Gordon (B.I.G.) vs Irwin Allen vs Golan Globus vs Quinn Martin debate.vs. Godzilla

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:17 PM (kqTPz)


Would be even better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (CVHFl)

63 Just saw an ad. Apparently they're rebooting Beverley Hills 90210.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (+y/Ru)

64
isn't it BURT I Gordon?


Who?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (kqTPz)

65 I'm watching the Rolling Thunder Revue. I love it, but I don't think it's generalizable. It hits me in a place but I don't think I can show it to my kids and say see, this is what Dylan was about.

Scorcese has the most awesome taste in music.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (fuK7c)

66 >>Mine is pompous and his is erudite, I know.
Hangs head on shame.

??
I like it - no insult intended.
Just wanted to do the AoSHQ thing of beating a joke to death.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (W+vEI)

67

hahaha, you're right, of course.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (kqTPz)

68 Eris, man against the elements. Did you watch "The Day after Tomorrow"?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (6LZkj)

69 TJM, I think the bridge scene in GBU was Sergio Leone's attempt to make the film topical and relevant to Vietnam. Didn't work though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U)

70 Another good related topic would be sequels that no one thought would be made because the first film was such a piece of crap. For example, the two "Mannequin" movies. I have a strong dislike for cheeseball actor Andrew McCarthy.

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (BsrgJ)

71 6
La Trivia:

Name all movies co-starring both Kris Kristofferson and James Coburn.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics



The only 2 I can think of is "Payback" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid".

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (VhR1N)

72 52 Also, Franco is no Heston, that's for sure.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:09 PM (EZebt)



He's not even James Franciscus
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (CVHFl)

He's not even an Anthony Francioso.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (kQs4Y)

73 A lot of people don't know there was a sequel to 1969's True Grit, "Rooster Cogburn."


Rooster Cogburn and the Lady.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (fuK7c)

74 66 >>Mine is pompous and his is erudite, I know.
Hangs head on shame.

??
I like it - no insult intended.
Just wanted to do the AoSHQ thing of beating a joke to death.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (W+vEI

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Tell us what's happening in Vermont Mary Clogg3nstein!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (OoEEx)

75 That bridge in TGtB&tU was built and blown up twice, they needed to get some film time on it.
But it ruined a great movie.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (BbGew)

76
The only 2 I can think of is "Payback" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid".

Correct.

And James Coburn is "uncredited" in Payback, which is a mystery to me.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:21 PM (kqTPz)

77 The Empire Strikes Back was better than Star Wars.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 15, 2019 08:21 PM (nDe2U)

78 I've watched the most recent Apes trilogy three times: once as they came out in theaters, once as they were available digitally, and most recently last year with my 15-year-old granddaughter.

They are better than they have any right to be, and I probably think a bit more highly of the first two than you do. If anything, I find they all improve with repeated watching, something not true of a lot of SF/F movies.

Sequels better than the original? Aliens and T2. Don't misunderstand me: I love both originals and consider them to be ground-breaking classics. But in each case, the sequel built upon and improved the story. IMHO. YMMV. ..fritz..

Posted by: Fritzworth at June 15, 2019 08:21 PM (LuiNI)

79 69 TJM, I think the bridge scene in GBU was Sergio Leone's attempt to make the film topical and relevant to Vietnam. Didn't work though.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U

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I agree. Though, if you want to make something topical, you weave it into the fabric of the film, not append it into an almost completely removable sequence.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:21 PM (OoEEx)

80 Thank you. Great reviews.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 15, 2019 08:22 PM (JgA4k)

81 I hate fcuking monkeys.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 08:22 PM (qBNEP)

82 Per IMDB, it turns out Hepburn and Wayne got along better on Rooster Cogburn than I thought.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

83 Midnight Cowboy?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:23 PM (vGYXT)

84 Can the head of the Florida Agriculture commission Nikki Freid be removed or impeached over 2nd amendment violations? Any idea?

Posted by: Losamantesdeteruel at June 15, 2019 08:23 PM (iRRkC)

85 80 Thank you. Great reviews.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 15, 2019 08:22 PM (JgA4k)

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No, thank you for bringing me back to topical reality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:23 PM (OoEEx)

86

I hate fcuking monkeys.

Posted by: Eromero



Well, I'm glad somebody said it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (kqTPz)

87 Another good related topic would be sequels that no one thought would be made because the first film was such a piece of crap. For example, the two "Mannequin" movies. I have a strong dislike for cheeseball actor Andrew McCarthy.
Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (BsrgJ)



The Substitute

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (GwY6O)

88 >>Another good related topic would be sequels that no one thought would be made because the first film was such a piece of crap. For example, the two "Mannequin" movies. I have a strong dislike for cheeseball actor Andrew McCarthy.


Sex and the City 2, though I don't blame Kim Cattrall. We can thank her for mercifully killing the 3rd one

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (W+vEI)

89 This is a personal choice of mine, but...

I think I personally enjoyed Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, more than I enjoyed Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U)

90 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was so much better than Star Trek the Motion Picture it's like they're nor even in the same series.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (qc+VF)

91 78

Sequels better than the original? Aliens and T2. Don't misunderstand me: I love both originals and consider them to be ground-breaking classics. But in each case, the sequel built upon and improved the story. IMHO. YMMV. ..fritz..

Posted by: Fritzworth at June 15, 2019 08:21 PM (LuiNI)

Jeez, how did I forget T2? "The Terminator" was great but T2 took it to another level.

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (BsrgJ)

92 And not a single mention of my great ape movies. Bah.

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (EgshT)

93 68 Eris, man against the elements. Did you watch "The Day after Tomorrow"?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (6LZkj)
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Is this the Dennis Quade/Jake Gyllenhall movie? I had to look it up, had never heard of it.

Or was it that nuclear war movie?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (kQs4Y)

94 Did I think Mad Max and the Thunderdome was better than Road Warrior? It's been a long time but I think I did.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (JgA4k)

95 63 Just saw an ad. Apparently they're rebooting Beverley Hills 90210.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (+y/Ru)


--Shannen Doherty wasted her career on that show (although I'm sure it made her rich). She could have had a great comic actress career, instead of the Heathers/90210/Mallrats sandwich.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (XAYDB)

96 Ugh...that bridge sequence though.
It's 30 minutes long and does virtually nothing to advance anything in the story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (OoEE


Oh, I don't know about that, I think it contributes bigly to the overall "aw, who gives a shit about anything?" nihilistic atmosphere that makes the movie what it is. Back in the days when the "hero vs. villain" narratives were being turned over upside down.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:26 PM (t4VPg)

97 Ugh...that bridge sequence though.

It's 30 minutes long and does virtually nothing to advance anything in the story.

I prefer For a Few Dollars More, to be honest.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:18 PM (OoEEx)

My dad has been a life long civil war buff, and he cannot stand to watch that, there are so many gross historical errors of every kind in that scene. Leone was trying to do a combo of WW1/Vietnam angst about the Futility of War (hey, it was 1966, all the cool kids were doing it) so he just HAD to throw that in.

The music, on the other hand - gawd I love that music!!!

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

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:26 PM (V2Yro)

98 89 This is a personal choice of mine, but...

I think I personally enjoyed Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, more than I enjoyed Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U

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I both love and hate how much I talk to you on these threads.

I kind of agree. Temple of Doom gets a bad rap. I don't think i would rate it higher than Raiders, but I definitely love it. It's different from the others of the original trilogy, but still good. Maybe even great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:26 PM (OoEEx)

99 I've not seen John Wick 3 but if JW 2 had been made first there'd have been no sequels.

The first is way better than JW 2.

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (GwY6O)

100 90 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was so much better than Star Trek the Motion Picture it's like they're nor even in the same series.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 15, 2019 08:25 PM (qc+VF)

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I have thoughts....

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (OoEEx)

101

Man Bad.
Ape Good.
Mute Hottie Best.

Posted by: My pimp shot my dealer at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (0yhec)

102 Also, I haven't seen any of the First Blood movies, but I think some people here might believe Rambo (full title: RAMBO: First Blood Part II) was better than the original.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (miE9U)

Do you even 'Murcia, bro?

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (Lktpy)

103

Isn't Bill Murray in some movie called Ember City, or something? It was pretty good for a kids movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (kqTPz)

104 Yeah I thought T2 was great.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (JgA4k)

105 69 TJM, I think the bridge scene in GBU was Sergio Leone's attempt to make the film topical and relevant to Vietnam. Didn't work though.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U)

--I have a DVD of that movie with commentary, and that is correct, sir.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (XAYDB)

106 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was so much better than Star Trek the Motion Picture it's like they're nor even in the same series. /i]


This is most certainly true.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:28 PM (yQpMk)

107 He's not even James Franciscus
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (CVHFl)

He's not even an Anthony Francioso.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (kQs4Y)


Nor a Frances McDermond.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:28 PM (t4VPg)

108 Isn't Bill Murray in some movie called Ember City, or something? It was pretty good for a kids movie.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 08:27 PM (kqTPz)


City Of Ember. It's pretty good. It also stars Saoirse Ronan who is a very good actress (Brooklyn).

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 08:29 PM (aS1PU)

109 The World World Z sequel coming out directed by David Fincher with Brad Pitt coming back will be very very good. Better than the 1st.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (Lktpy)

110 oj's oldest, I'll go see Rambo!! Don't strangle me bro!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (miE9U)

111 TJM, we're bros on these threads :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (miE9U)

112 98: Temple of Doom gets some minus marks because that blond was irritating. I think she got the part because her husband (or future husband) Spielberg directed the movie. I'm guessing they are divorced by now.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (VhR1N)

113 Dr. Sleep looks like it will sodomize The Shining to death.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (Lktpy)

114 What was that movie Penny from the Big Bang Theory was in? Ape in a bikini or something

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:31 PM (vGYXT)

115 111 TJM, we're bros on these threads :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (miE9U)

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We do both seem to have the same childish glee about movies.

It's honestly not a bad thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:31 PM (OoEEx)

116 Another good related topic would be sequels that no one thought would be
made because the first film was such a piece of crap. For example, the
two "Mannequin" movies. I have a strong dislike for cheeseball actor
Andrew McCarthy.

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (BsrgJ)




Kristy Swanson was in the second one. Stupid movie, but she was absolutely gorgeous in it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:31 PM (CVHFl)

117 Dr. Sleep looks like it will sodomize The Shining to death.

I enjoyed the book but, again, Steven King doesn't know how to end a story.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:31 PM (yQpMk)

118 109 The World World Z sequel coming out directed by David Fincher with Brad Pitt coming back will be very very good. Better than the 1st.
Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (Lktpy)

I'll be looking forward to it - I thought the 1st had incredible potential, but just dropped the ball.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (V2Yro)

119 112 98: Temple of Doom gets some minus marks because that blond was irritating. I think she got the part because her husband (or future husband) Spielberg directed the movie. I'm guessing they are divorced by now.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (VhR1N)

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Met on set. Still married.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (OoEEx)

120 The music, on the other hand - gawd I love that music!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKFpaCMRWgU

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:26 PM (V2Yro)


Holy crap. That's the real Ennio Morricone directing that orchestra!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (t4VPg)

121 TJM, please consider doing a thread one week on the best pro-life movies, whether made as intentional pro-life statements or not.

I love the relatively obscure 1967 (black and white!) Lynn Redgrave flick, Georgy Girl. It needs as much love as it can get, and it features Charlotte Rampling when she was a smokin' hottie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U)

122 He's not even James Franciscus
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (CVHFl)

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Bravo!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (EZebt)

123 Midnight Cowboy?

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Sequel was 3 A.M. Regrets.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:33 PM (+y/Ru)

124 113 Dr. Sleep looks like it will sodomize The Shining to death.
Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:30 PM (Lktpy

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I watched that trailer twice.

1) Do I like this trailer?
2) Yes, I very much like this trailer.

I'm optimistic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:33 PM (OoEEx)

125 >>TJM, please consider doing a thread one week on the best pro-life movies, whether made as intentional pro-life statements or not.

Gattaca
The Island (Michael Bay one)
Bella

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:35 PM (W+vEI)

126 121 TJM, please consider doing a thread one week on the best pro-life movies, whether made as intentional pro-life statements or not.

I love the relatively obscure 1967 (black and white!) Lynn Redgrave flick, Georgy Girl. It needs as much love as it can get, and it features Charlotte Rampling when she was a smokin' hottie.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U)

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To be honest, I don't think of movies in terms of politics, so I'd need help putting that together. I could think of the original Alfie, off the top of my head, and little else. I suppose the Gosnell movie, but moviegique already did a post about that one last year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:37 PM (OoEEx)

127 125 >>TJM, please consider doing a thread one week on the best pro-life movies, whether made as intentional pro-life statements or not.

Gattaca
The Island (Michael Bay one)
Bella
Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:35 PM (W+vEI)

--The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:37 PM (XAYDB)

128 Tampopo II: The Renoodling
King of Comedy: Pupkin's Revenge
The Fourth Man

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:38 PM (ed8K1)

129 Lizzy, thanks, I'll check those out.
TJM, fair points.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

130 Oh yeah, after reading the fantastic novel "The Caine Mutiny" I of course had to rewatch the movie. Bogie is perfection as the tightly wound Queeg, and Fred MacMurray's Lt. Keefer is one of the great weasels of film. It could easily have been a three hour affair, and the director and writer wanted to include so much more of the book, but the producer insisted on a two-hour time limit to squeeze one more viewing at the theater.

I first saw it years ago at the insistence of a fellow petty officer who pointed out the similarities to a certain paranoid first class of our acquaintance. We both thought the lawyer's chastising the mutineers in the final scene was tacked on as a sop to appease the Navy, but in fact the layer's speech in the novel was even more blistering. While my aunt and uncle were being made into soap, and you kids were goofing off at Princeton, Captain Queeg was fighting the enemy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:38 PM (kQs4Y)

131 98 89 This is a personal choice of mine, but...

I think I personally enjoyed Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, more than I enjoyed Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U

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I both love and hate how much I talk to you on these threads.

I kind of agree. Temple of Doom gets a bad rap. I don't think i would rate it higher than Raiders, but I definitely love it. It's different from the others of the original trilogy, but still good. Maybe even great.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:26 PM (OoEEx)


Holy crispy crap. I knew different opinions were always possible; I just did not imagine that they could be this different.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:39 PM (ed8K1)

132 128 Tampopo II: The Renoodling
King of Comedy: Pupkin's Revenge
The Fourth Man
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:38 PM (ed8K1

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That King of Comedy sequel just got killed because of its release date less than a week after Columbine.

/sarc

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:39 PM (OoEEx)

133 Holy crap. That's the real Ennio Morricone directing that orchestra!
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:32 PM (t4VPg)


He was also booked to do a rearrangement of Shostakovich for the score to Leone's movie about the siege of Leningrad, which doesn't exist now that Leone died in our timeline

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (t+qrx)

134 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (yQpMk)

135 >>--The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.


How so?
Being a Michael Bay movie, I was impressed it was infused with the pro-life message amidst the fast cars, comical sidekick, hot chick and explosions.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (W+vEI)

136 114 What was that movie Penny from the Big Bang Theory was in? Ape in a bikini or something
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:31 PM (vGYXT)
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Serial Apist.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (kQs4Y)

137 I really like the movie "Crank" as an action thriller. But I never got around to seeing the sequel(s). Wondering if anybody thought those were good? Ya know for what they are, high action non-academy award films.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 15, 2019 08:41 PM (r+sAi)

138 134 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?
Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (yQpMk)


Somewhere out there is Joe Bob Briggs' perfect review of that abomination.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:41 PM (ed8K1)

139 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day > The Big Dirty

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:41 PM (XAYDB)

140 The mention of Leningrad reminds me...

I recall reading at least a year ago or so, there was supposed to be a (Netflix?) movie or perhaps limited series of the script Stanley Kubrick himself wrote, of the movie he wanted to make and never did, Napoleon.

Wonder if the project is still in the works?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:41 PM (miE9U)

141 135 >>--The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.


How so?
Being a Michael Bay movie, I was impressed it was infused with the pro-life message amidst the fast cars, comical sidekick, hot chick and explosions.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (W+vEI

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When it became nothing but car chases in its final act, it became something lesser.

Still, it's one of Bay's best movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:42 PM (OoEEx)

142 Splunge, not a fan of Temple Of Doom?

Also, another sequel for ya:

Blair Witch 2: The One Where Something Actually Happens

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:42 PM (miE9U)

143 135 >>--The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.


How so?
Being a Michael Bay movie, I was impressed it was infused with the pro-life message amidst the fast cars, comical sidekick, hot chick and explosions.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (W+vEI)

--The movie in the end kinda shrugged about the cloning thing.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:43 PM (XAYDB)

144 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing? Mine is definitely Reds. Tons of hype around this movie, and it felt like a three hour committee meeting.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:43 PM (ed8K1)

145 107 He's not even James Franciscus
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:15 PM (CVHFl)

He's not even an Anthony Francioso.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:20 PM (kQs4Y)

Nor a Frances McDermond.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 08:28 PM (t4VPg)

He's not even a Dermott Mulroney!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:43 PM (kQs4Y)

146
How about sequels with none of the original cast in the second one.



What's New Pussycat (1965) had a sequel Pussycat, Pussycat I Love You (1970) with Ian McShane. I haven't seen it but understand it's jaw droppingly bad.


Alfie (1966) the classic with Michael Caine had a sequel Alfie Darling (1975) with Alan Price as Alfie. It was a disaster. It also started Joan Collins and Rula Lenska (for all of you Rula Lenska fans)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:43 PM (CVHFl)

147 134 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?
Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (yQpMk)

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Since I liked it more than 2, I disagree. 3 almost worked as a movie. 2 got no where close to working as a movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:43 PM (OoEEx)

148 But this has to be one of the greatest explanation of a evil act ever, except possibly 'No, I expect you to die, Mr. Bond.'

Do I need a reason? Mr. Kupfer was right, you know...I do love a good joke and this is the best ever, a joke on the children. But there's a better reason...you don't really know much about Halloween...you thought no further than the strange custom of having your children wear masks and go out begging for candy. It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we'd be waiting...in our houses of wattles and clay. The barriers would be down, you see, between the real and the unreal, and the dead might be looking in...to sit by our fires of turf. Halloween...the festival of Samhain! The last great one took place three thousand years ago, when the hills ran red...with the blood of animals and children.

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:44 PM (yQpMk)

149 Ooooo, Rula Lenska!! ;-)

I know Johnny Carson made fun of her a lot back in the day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:44 PM (miE9U)

150 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (yQpMk)


It was about the Donovan song?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:44 PM (CVHFl)

151 Donovan's song "Season Of The Witch" is used to great effect at the ending of Nicole Kidman's early starring flick, "To Die For."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:45 PM (miE9U)

152 142 Splunge, not a fan of Temple Of Doom?

No, not as such. It seemed to mock everything I loved about the first:

- Seriously irritating female lead, like we were supposed to hate women or something, after adoring Marian.
- Lurid unnecessary grossness.
- Irritating child sidekick with stupid name
- Inane plot

Also, another sequel for ya:

Blair Witch 2: The One Where Something Actually Happens


I forgive Blair Witch, actually. It was something that could be gotten away with, once, and now that has happened and no one gets to do that again. Execution was not bad. Even the ending was charming in its nothingness, in context.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (ed8K1)

153 And speaking of, I loved how Dylan McDermott's nemesis in L.A. to Vegas was played by the actor he is always being mistaken for, Dermot Mulroney, whose nemesis was in turn played by Eric Dane.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (kQs4Y)

154 >> What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing? Mine is definitely Reds. Tons of hype around this movie, and it felt like a three hour committee meeting.


Tarzan the Ape Man (that's the one with Bo Derek).
My HS friend thought the Tarzan actor was hot. He was, but that didn't make up for the shame of sitting through that baaaaad movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (W+vEI)

155 Which movie has been remade by Hollywood the most times?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (vGYXT)

156 someone mention James Coburn?

well, you got Our Man Flint and In Like Flint...

Best scene was the chain defib from light socket to victim!

In other news, Prometheus STILL sucks!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (NR6n1)

157 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?
Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men

The Exorcist 3 (with George C Scott) should have been called Legion, from the book. It is in many ways at least equal to Exorcist I. Spine tingling in many scenes.

However, in the book there was no exorcist so the studio suits demanded one be cobbled into the script. This movie could have been really good. It's still pretty good.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (+Tibp)

158 Blair Witch Project is actually about the 2 guys pulling off the perfect premeditated murder of the girl and getting away with it. Watch it again and be prepared to have your mind blown.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (Lktpy)

159 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?


The Thin Red Line.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (yQpMk)

160 To be honest, I don't think of movies in terms of politics, so I'd need help putting that together. I could think of the original Alfie, off the top of my head, and little else. I suppose the Gosnell movie, but moviegique already did a post about that one last year.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:37 PM (OoEEx)

Is the movie Juno pro life? I certainly wouldn't call it pro abortion. It may be neither.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (jp0Bv)

161 Shaft was a pretty good comedy marred by a confusing plot. Give it about a "B".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (ykYG2)

162 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was so much better than Star Trek the
Motion Picture it's like they're nor even in the same series.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg
...............

gotta agree wholeheartedly..
It was much better entertainment than Star Trek the
Motion Picture.
The first one was a tribute to Gene Roddenberry.. and all the trekkers out there.. and plodded and plodded along.. it was quintessential Star Trek.. just not all that entertaining..
Wrath of Khan was awesome!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (438dO)

163 One thing everyone can agree on about Blair Witch Project is its innovation, in that it was one of the first flicks that used an online viral marketing campaign.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (miE9U)

164 TCM had an interesting movie on June 6. Just after The Longest Day they played the Brit movie from the mid 70s, Overlord. Some expert opined that while both movies were historically accurate (I guess that's true if you paint with very broad strokes), but very different. TLD was a big picture movie. Overlord was the very intimate story of a Tommy training and joining the invasion.

Overlord probably has more documentary/news footage than any other drama. The expert talked about how seamlessly the staged scenes meld with the news footage. That's true, I guess, if by "seamless" you mean phantasmagorical.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (+y/Ru)

165 Let me be clear - I don't give one flying fuck about any bullshit world where apes are supposed be equal to humans in intelligence.
For Christ's sake - what the fuck do think apes are - Democrats?

Posted by: Spankmeister at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (dn8lZ)

166 He's not even James Franciscus



Lighten up, Franciscus.

Posted by: Sgt. Hulka at June 15, 2019 08:48 PM (oVJmc)

167 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

Most recently Booksmart. If NPCs could write a movie, beyond just acting in one, that was Booksmart. I really really should have known better going in.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 15, 2019 08:48 PM (ykYG2)

168 137 I really like the movie "Crank" as an action thriller. But I never got around to seeing the sequel(s). Wondering if anybody thought those were good? Ya know for what they are, high action non-academy award films.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 15, 2019 08:41 PM (r+sAi)
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Crank II: High Voltage is epic! I haven't seen the first but I would bet this is one sequel that's better than the original.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:48 PM (kQs4Y)

169 Bilwis, IMHO Juno is very pro-life, although the writer (Diablo Cody) threw a giant screaming fit about that interpretation.

Hey, Diablo? Now that Juno is a movie, it doesn't really belong to you anymore. STFU about what you demand people think it's about, because you don't get to make that final determination.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:48 PM (miE9U)

170 Which movie has been remade by Hollywood the most times?


There are, what, three Ben Hurs. Maybe four.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (yQpMk)

171 i liked Godfather II because of all the old sicilian stuff, but deniro ruins it for me now.

Posted by: 1/2 siciliano trapper's girl at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (BQJef)

172 Overlord probably has more documentary/news footage than any other drama. The expert talked about how seamlessly the staged scenes meld with the news footage. That's true, I guess, if by "seamless" you mean phantasmagorical.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

I saw that! I was kinda surprised I'd never heard of it.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (+Tibp)

173 There are, what, three Ben Hurs. Maybe four.
Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (yQpMk)


The plural is "Bens Hur".

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (t+qrx)

174 134 Can we all agree that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the franchise?

Posted by: Grump928(C) still crushless on other men at June 15, 2019 08:40 PM (yQpMk)

I agree 100%. As for that flick, I challenge anyone to not go on shooting spree after playing the Silver Shamrock song from that movie over and over repeatedly. For example, play this video, which is the song repeated over and over for 10.5 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73URVRMZfo

Posted by: Slappy at June 15, 2019 08:50 PM (BsrgJ)

175 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

That would be Annie, but poon was on the line, so....

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 08:50 PM (+Tibp)

176 And just for completeness' sake:

I watched the most recent Fantastic Beasts movie on the plane over here, and it was probably the worst big budget movie I've ever seen.

It's a jumbled mess of nothing with an attempt at story in the last 30 minutes or so. And it's no fun to watch either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (OoEEx)

177 163 One thing everyone can agree on about Blair Witch Project is its innovation, in that it was one of the first flicks that used an online viral marketing campaign.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (miE9U)

There is and never was any witch. It was part of the marketing campaign. It's a Edgar Allen Poe type murder horror story of the 2 guys slowly luring the girl to the place to murder her while terrifying her along the way. It's genius.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (Lktpy)

178 Some movies do repetitiveness and it works... others do it and it annoys the crap out of the audience.

One movie where IMHO it worked, is hearing the surveillance recording over and over again, in "The Conversation."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (miE9U)

179 How can you have a Halloween movie without Michael Myers?

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (yQpMk)

180 163 One thing everyone can agree on about Blair Witch Project is its innovation, in that it was one of the first flicks that used an online viral marketing campaign.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (miE9U)

--And there's J-ROC's epic The Bare Pimp Project.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (XAYDB)

181 Re DeNiro, I'd bet he's so over-the-top screeching anti-Trump because he thinks it'll insure him against ending up #MeToo-ed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (miE9U)

182 Ever wait for your next Netflix DVD and they send you something from WAY down the list?

Today I got "A Quiet Passion", about Emily Dickinson. I'm sure it's lovely, but I'm not inn the mood.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

183 170 Which movie has been remade by Hollywood the most times?


There are, what, three Ben Hurs. Maybe four.
Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (yQpMk)

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The Front Page has got to be at least its equal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (OoEEx)

184 144 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing? Mine is definitely Reds. Tons of hype around this movie, and it felt like a three hour committee meeting.
Posted by: Splunge
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Adaptations.

*spit*

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (adsVM)

185
How can you have a Halloween movie without Michael Myers?

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (yQpMk)


He was busy making Austin Powers

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (CVHFl)

186 Overlord probably has more documentary/news footage than any other drama. The expert talked about how seamlessly the staged scenes meld with the news footage. That's true, I guess, if by "seamless" you mean phantasmagorical.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 08:47 PM (+y/Ru)

Oh yeah I stayed up and watched that, and everything you say about it is true, and I thought the historical footage was awesome, and the story about the Tommy was very personal, and compelling...

and finally comes D-Day, what you've been waiting to see for the whole movie, and he's on the landing craft, and the door drops down, and BANG - He's Dead. The End.

That was just about that all time Suckiest of Sucky Endings I have ever seen. I wanted to throw something at the TV set. It was like clicking on a link and finding Yoko Ono screaming at you when you don't expect it. Yeah yeah, yeah, a lot of guys died right off. That don't make it anything that anybody wants to sit through an entire movie to see.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (V2Yro)

187 169 Bilwis, IMHO Juno is very pro-life, although the writer (Diablo Cody) threw a giant screaming fit about that interpretation.

Hey, Diablo? Now that Juno is a movie, it doesn't really belong to you anymore. STFU about what you demand people think it's about, because you don't get to make that final determination.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:48 PM (miE9U)

--Sheeeit, I still haven't watched Juno, since it was over-hyped (especially since I lived in Canada at the time) and Cody is a tatted-up skank.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (XAYDB)

188 Grump, there's most likely more than 4 Ben-Hurs. It was made several times just during the silent era.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (miE9U)

189 That would be Annie, but poon was on the line, so....
Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 08:50 PM (+Tibp)


I don't think "conned into seeing" in that way should count, or we'd be here all night. Conned into seeing because I thought it would be worth seeing? Crimson Tide.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (t+qrx)

190 Crank II: High Voltage is epic!

They're both great stupid fun.
OD on RedBull to really feel the movie.

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (FhXTo)

191 Can't wait for the Love Guru sequel. I wonder what is holding it up?

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (ed8K1)

192 logprof, I saw Juno some time ago.
I thought it wasn't bad but not much to write home about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (miE9U)

193 There are, what, three Ben Hurs. Maybe four.
Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (yQpMk)

The plural is "Bens Hur".
Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:49 PM (t+qrx)

And that, your honor, is when the Pedantic War began.

Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 08:53 PM (zcuxU)

194 179 How can you have a Halloween movie without Michael Myers?
Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (yQpMk

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By being the creator and imagining an anthology series of Halloween themed stories instead of a series of things centered around an uninteresting cipher of a monster wearing a William Shatner mask.

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195 The Front Page has got to be at least its equal."

A Star is Born.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 08:54 PM (V2Yro)

196 Splunge, send my regards to the Lollypop Guild! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (miE9U)

197 I haven't seen any of the 3rd? wave of monkey pics. The idea just pisses me off somehow. Plus I'd like to see them do David Brin's Uplift chimps.

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (FhXTo)

198 By being the creator and imagining an anthology series of Halloween themed stories instead of a series of things centered around an uninteresting cipher of a monster wearing a William Shatner mask.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:54 PM (OoEEx)
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Hey, I liked the even-numbered ones!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (kQs4Y)

199 Not to be That Guy: But I did not like Aliens nearly as much as Alien. And I liked alien3 better than Aliens. Ain't seen Resurrection, but I also ain't eager to see it.

Alien was a horror flick. Aliens was an action flick. I am very meh on action flicks, in general.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (SUV+r)

200 That would be Annie, but poon was on the line, so....


Yeah, I watched The Notebook to get laid. That's worth a thread in itself, what have you watched to get some?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (fuK7c)

201 watched the most recent Fantastic Beasts movie on the plane over here, and it was probably the worst big budget movie I've ever seen.

It's a jumbled mess of nothing with an attempt at story in the last 30 minutes or so. And it's no fun to watch either.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (OoEEx)


Is that a sequel to the 1st one? I enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts. The main characters were well done and well cast.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (aS1PU)

202 182 Ever wait for your next Netflix DVD and they send you something from WAY down the list?

Today I got "A Quiet Passion", about Emily Dickinson. I'm sure it's lovely, but I'm not inn the mood.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

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Never. They just skip the stuff that's "Long Wait" until I download it, rate it, and remove it from the list.

Fellini Satyricon was the last to do that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:56 PM (OoEEx)

203 Adaptations.

*spit*
Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at June 15, 2019 08:52 PM (adsVM)


OH

THIS

Saw it with my aunt and uncle. It had no reason to exist that I can explain.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:56 PM (t+qrx)

204 >>Which movie has been remade by Hollywood the most times

Maybe not the most, but a lot:
Romeo and Juliet
Pride and Prejudice

*Not literally, just the basic characters/storyline applied to all sorts of different settings

Posted by: Lizzy at June 15, 2019 08:56 PM (W+vEI)

205 TJM, have you had a chance to see Dragged Across Concrete yet?
I've heard it's halfway good but suffers from Michael Cimino disease, i.e., too much film, not enough story.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:56 PM (miE9U)

206 56 The zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" somehow has Bill Murray AND Iggy Pop AND Tilda Swinton. I will of course see it ASAP.

Hell, yeah! Hub and I wanted to see it tonight, but it is not playing anywhere near us.

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 08:57 PM (OX9vb)

207 201
Is that a sequel to the 1st one? I enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts. The main characters were well done and well cast.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (aS1PU)

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I did not like the first one, but i could see its charm.

The second one is garbage, through and through.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:57 PM (OoEEx)

208 Yeah, I watched The Notebook to get laid. That's worth a thread in itself, what have you watched to get some?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

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Deep Throat. Her idea.

She was a biter, scratcher and kicker. Dayum!!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 15, 2019 08:57 PM (2mqzK)

209 Alien3 was a big disappointment to me at the time, but upon later viewing, and appreciating it for what it is and not what I wanted it to be, I can say I like it. Charleses Dutton and Dance are terrific.

Having said that, I was really hoping Blomenkamp would pull off the sequel that begins right after Aliens. Alas, Ridley stomped that sucker flat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (kQs4Y)

210 I shared this last week, but I'll repeat it again today...

Now that we've had the big-screen splashy biopics of Freddy Mercury and Elton John, who should come next?

I would pay real money to see a biopic of Jim Croce.
BUT, I'll bet the next one will be about David Bowie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (miE9U)

211 Next week we should do the topic, movies that *should* have had a sequel but didn't.

Master and Commander. They have a store of 20 novels to work with, the movie did well enough to justify it financially, and it was nominated for best film. They chose to make two sequels to Beverly Hills Chihuahua instead.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (ynUnH)

212 Yeah, I watched The Notebook to get laid. That's worth a thread in itself, what have you watched to get some?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:55 PM (fuK7c)

--The Notebook (unsuccessful)

March of the Penguins (successful)

Deja Vu (successful)

N.B. The latter two I liked, so maybe DC, but they were repeat viewings so I count them

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (XAYDB)

213 205 TJM, have you had a chance to see Dragged Across Concrete yet?
I've heard it's halfway good but suffers from Michael Cimino disease, i.e., too much film, not enough story.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:56 PM (miE9U

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Not yet, but I am on the lookout for streaming options (I know Dolley won't like it). After Cell Block 99 and Bone Tomahawk, I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:59 PM (OoEEx)

214 Jim S, yeah, Hollywood producers aren't big on logic. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 08:59 PM (miE9U)

215 What is "Adaptations"? Can't find it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:59 PM (kQs4Y)

216 Master and Commander. They have a store of 20 novels to work with, the movie did well enough to justify it financially, and it was nominated for best film. They chose to make two sequels to Beverly Hills Chihuahua instead.
Posted by: Jim S. at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (ynUnH)


They'd have had to imprisonsequester the cast and film them all for a decade straight.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (t+qrx)

217 Swear to god, hands up. I gave my ex an old copy of Ben Hur I found in the attic. She said "It's a Book"?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (6nE2G)

218 Even if no other human can verify it, I will swear to my dying day that I was once in a movie house, sometime after Aliens and before Alien III, and saw a very short trailer whose tagline was "Aliens: Now they're on Earth."

I can't swear that there was an alien coming out of a subway entrance, but I think maybe there was.

I still want to see that movie.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (ed8K1)

219 Master and Commander. They have a store of 20 novels to work with, the movie did well enough to justify it financially, and it was nominated for best film. They chose to make two sequels to Beverly Hills Chihuahua instead.
Posted by: Jim S. at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (ynUnH)

Idiocracy. What happened to the Pimp who came out of the freeze box right at the very end?

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (V2Yro)

220 All Hail Eris,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_(film)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (miE9U)

221 155 Which movie has been remade by Hollywood the most times?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 08:46 PM (vGYXT)


Candidates:

The 3 Musketeers
A Christmas Carol

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (t4VPg)

222 is there a hollywood drama that isn't fueled by revenge?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (Pg+x7)

223 What is "Adaptations"? Can't find it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:59 PM (kQs4Y)


Best I can recall, auteur wankfest meets Florida Man and the orchids of doom.

Did not enjoy.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

224 >>> I'll bet the next one will be about David Bowie.

He seemed to be extremely private.

Velvet Goldmine, which was all about glam rock had no Bowie songs.

I'll bet it won't be.

Posted by: fluffy at June 15, 2019 09:01 PM (dCRRg)

225
qdpsteve
@ 178, agreed. love that movie.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 09:01 PM (NR6n1)

226 Guy Mohawk, my husband and I enjoyed all the Crank movies. You know, for what they are. We were entertained.

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:01 PM (OX9vb)

227 I liked Fantastic Beasts well enough, but not enough to ever bother with any sequels.

I also liked Ted 2 at least as much as the first.

Also Brendan Fraser's Mummy movies. They are far and away better than the Indiana Jones movies.

*crop dusts thread while leaving*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:02 PM (SUV+r)

228 218 Even if no other human can verify it, I will swear to my dying day that I was once in a movie house, sometime after Aliens and before Alien III, and saw a very short trailer whose tagline was "Aliens: Now they're on Earth."

I can't swear that there was an alien coming out of a subway entrance, but I think maybe there was.

I still want to see that movie.
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:00 PM (ed8K1


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I know that's been a promise for the Alien movies since at least the 3rd one. I know the early marketing in the 4th said that. I wouldn't be surprised by the 3rd, either.

The 3rd went through so many iterations, i would honestly be surprised if there wasn't an early trailer promising aliens on earth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 09:02 PM (OoEEx)

229 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_(film)

Ohhhhh.

Saw it. I was ambivalent about it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (kQs4Y)

230 I love Aliens, but Alien is one of the greatest movies ever made. I must respectfully disagree.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (OoEEx)


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Seconded.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (/Njku)

231 Cornholio versus the Martians badly needs a redo or a sequel...

Posted by: My pimp shot my dealer at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (0yhec)

232 fluffy, I'd think a Hollywood flick of Bowie's life would be inevitable. Bowie hits all the current crowd of producers' bullet points: he was legendary, quirky (to say the least), incredibly talented, must have had at least a few incredible situations in his career, had a big comeback in the 1980s, and was of questionable/flexible sexuality.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (miE9U)

233 --The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.

It's a Dodge commercial with ScarJo.

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (FhXTo)

234 Gooshy, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:04 PM (miE9U)

235 The FSU-Arkansas game is a pitching duel.

Love it!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:04 PM (XAYDB)

236 --The Island could have been a great movie, but instead punted.

It's a Dodge commercial with ScarJo.
Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 09:03 PM (FhXTo)

The Island was one of two Michael Bay movies what doesn't suck.

The other being 13 Hours.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (SUV+r)

237 Has there been a movie thread on what I guess you could call soliloquy movies? Not entirely accurate, but what I mean is movies where most of it just listening to one person talk. I've seen three that made an impression on me:

Moon. Truly great, see it if you haven't, robots don't count.
Phone Booth. A bit more conventional Hollywood, but still held my attention, even if I've never been tempted to revisit it.
And a third, which I don't remember the title of, but which was basically Tom Hardy driving home in his BMW or whatever, on the phone from time to time. Sounds really boring but was not.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (ed8K1)

238 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

Mad Dog and Glory. Bill Murray, Uma Thurman, and bob deniro. The critics loved it.

The critics loving it should have been the tell. I went to go see it with my dad. After it ended, we agreed that 1) it was the worst movie we had ever seen (at least versus expectations); and 2) we both would have walked out if we were seeing it alone.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (zCabI)

239 Splunge, one-person movies?

See Robert Redford's latest, "All Is Lost."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (miE9U)

240 Master and Commander is all about the toxic masculinity. No way in hell those books get another script. No strong men, rites of passage, and male bonding allowed.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (Lktpy)

241 Adaptation was so utterly forgettable because it was framed as a screenwriter's story and forgot rule #1 about screenwriters' stories: unless you're Barton Fink, your story is boring and nobody cares.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (t+qrx)

242 The Island was one of two Michael Bay movies what doesn't suck.

The other being 13 Hours.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (SUV+r)

--13 Hours was good. A decent successor to Black Hawk Down (which is mentioned in the movie).

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (XAYDB)

243 I think the neighboring town is being shelled by artillery, or fireworks not really sure.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 09:07 PM (BbGew)

244 Moon. Truly great, see it if you haven't, robots don't count.
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (ed8K1)


Loved this movie so much.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:07 PM (t+qrx)

245 I'd call Gravity with Sandra Bullock a soliloquy movie, and I thought it was pretty good.

Cast Away, with Tom Hanks, is mostly a soliloquy movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:08 PM (V2Yro)

246 Movie I saw that alledgedly everyone loved yet I hated; Big Night. Complete waste of time and money.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 15, 2019 09:08 PM (a4qVe)

247 Never saw any of the Halloween, Chuckie, Nightmare/Elm, BlairWitch movies. I must be provincial.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 09:09 PM (qBNEP)

248 237 Moon. Truly great, see it if you haven't, robots don't count.
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (ed8K1)

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*kicks dust sadly*
-HAL9000, the main character of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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249 The thing about Master and Commander is they didn't follow 1 book but used a few to get the story. Not that they couldn't do it again.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 09:09 PM (BbGew)

250 Can 21St century writers rip off story's like they used too? I think so.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:09 PM (6nE2G)

251 Hot Tub Time Machine's Sequel is better. Both are funny, but the second (er...the third?) is funnier

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:09 PM (JziUy)

252 239 Splunge, one-person movies?

See Robert Redford's latest, "All Is Lost."
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:06 PM (miE9U)


Eew. Really? That guy who sends those catalogs to my house? I did like him in The Sting, but that was a while ago.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:09 PM (ed8K1)

253 Alien v. Aliens

Discuss . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (7cCNF)

254 Blazing Saddles on the IFC channel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (85Gof)

255 238 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

Tossup between Pathfinder and District 9.

Pathfinder had gorgeous cinematography, but wooden acting and I don't remember if there was a plot.

District 9, just ugh. Stupid concept all the way round, and setting it in Johannesburg was such an obvious SJW move.

Now. Favorite movie that no one else I know has ever seen? Man Bites Dog. French "documentary" of journalist who joins up with a serial killer to document his life. Haha!

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (OX9vb)

256 253 Alien v. Aliens

Discuss . . .
Posted by: Sharkman at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (7cCNF

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We did the Alien series (the first 4) 2 years ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (OoEEx)

257 Moon. Truly great, see it if you haven't, robots don't count.
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:05 PM (ed8K1)

Loved this movie so much.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:07 PM (t+qrx)


"Moon" is a very good movie.

I found it on in an on-line article titled "7 must see movies that you never heard of". Also on the list was "In Bruge" and the Bill Murray "Steve Zizzu" movie which was a paradoy of Jaques Cousteau. They were enjoyable as well.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:11 PM (aS1PU)

258 Alien v. Aliens

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I'm gonna say, Aliens is basically in the top 10 movies ever and Alien was meh. so, yeah, that sequal wayns

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:11 PM (JziUy)

259 255 238 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

The Black Hole.

I thought it was going to be a good scifi movie. Gawd, it was horrible, with the most pathetic R2D2 ripoff in screen history.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:11 PM (V2Yro)

260 255 Now. Favorite movie that no one else I know has ever seen? Man Bites Dog. French "documentary" of journalist who joins up with a serial killer to document his life. Haha!
Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (OX9vb

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I was gonna be snarky, but then you mentioned Man Bites Dog.

That movie is great, in the sort of, make you wildly uncomfortable on purpose, sort of way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 09:12 PM (OoEEx)

261 238 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

The Last Jedi.

Fuck that movie. So glad I had taken a few hits off the flask I keep in my office.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:12 PM (SUV+r)

262 I thought it was going to be a good scifi movie. Gawd, it was horrible, with the most pathetic R2D2 ripoff in screen history.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:11 PM (V2Yro)

--Nobody does rip-offs like the Big Rat,

Don't get me started.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:12 PM (XAYDB)

263 255 238 What movie are you most embarrassed about being conned into seeing?

The Black Hole.

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that movie was one of those older movies that was on HBO literally every second in the early 80's. as a baby, it was gud.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:13 PM (JziUy)

264 The best Ape movie was the one with Ricardo Monteban.

When the Ape stole his Cordoba.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:13 PM (ScThf)

265 District 9, just ugh. Stupid concept all the way round, and setting it in Johannesburg was such an obvious SJW move.
Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:10 PM (OX9vb)


I liked District 9 because I'd been following the project ever since Blomkamp released a proto-trailer "Alive in Joburg" to see if anyone would fund it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le3y0QlLjJE

It also had a live pig fired at a guy that blew them both through the wall of a shack and if you can't find something to love about that then I just don't know what to say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX0YQy8D460

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:14 PM (t+qrx)

266 By being the creator and imagining an anthology series of Halloween themed stories instead of a series of things centered around an uninteresting cipher of a monster wearing a William Shatner mask.


T.J. Hooker wasn't THAT bad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 09:15 PM (oVJmc)

267
I thought it was going to be a good scifi movie. Gawd, it was horrible, with the most pathetic R2D2 ripoff in screen history.
Posted by: Tom Servo


It had TWO R2D2 ripoffs. Slim Pickens and Roddy McDowall.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:16 PM (aKsyK)

268 >>>Next week we should do the topic, movies that *should* have had a sequel but didn't.

silverado ! which happens to be ace's favorite movie.

Posted by: 1/2 siciliano trapper's girl at June 15, 2019 09:16 PM (BQJef)

269 It also had a live pig fired at a guy that blew them both through the wall of a shack and if you can't find something to love about that then I just don't know what to say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX0YQy8D460
Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:14 PM (t+qrx)


Now *that's* something you don't see every day.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:16 PM (aS1PU)

270 I also like District 9 - yeah, it was obvious with the social commentary, but that's what a lot of the best sci-fi is all about, all the way back to the morlocks and the eloi. If it's done well, it works, and I thought District 9 did it well.

And THAT is a movie I wanted to see a sequel to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

271 Moon was wonderful, despite Kevin the Perv Spacey being the robot. Sam Rockwell is one of my all-time favorite actors, definitely in that "wait, he's in it? might need to see that one" category. He can be funny, and he can be creepy, often in the same movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (SUV+r)

272 re: Alien vs Aliens, they're so different comparison isn't relevant, or even fair, imho.

And if you want aliens on earth, AVP and AVP: Requiem await you. Ignore the critics. If all you need is two monsters pounding the crap out of each other, it's a treat.
I, Gooshy, honorary Weirzbowski Hunter, have spoken.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (NR6n1)

273

I'm watching The Avengers (the Emma Peel variety) the episode The Superlative Seven. It's a take on And Then There was None. Quite the cast - Donald Sutherland, Brian Blessed, Charlotte Rampling and the bald guy from Empire Strikes Back

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (CVHFl)

274 270 I also like District 9 - yeah, it was obvious with the social commentary, but that's what a lot of the best sci-fi is all about, all the way back to the morlocks and the eloi. If it's done well, it works, and I thought District 9 did it well.

And THAT is a movie I wanted to see a sequel to.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

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Philosophically, one could say that the movie leaving you wanting a sequel is the perfect movie to not have a sequel,

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275 A lot of people don't know there was a sequel to 1969's True Grit, "Rooster Cogburn."

It starred both John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn, who I believe refused to speak with Wayne the entire shoot.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Well, if you've heard one "AhhhhaaaaaaAhhhhhaaaaaAAA"

You've heard 'em all.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:18 PM (ScThf)

276 I have not seen a lot more movies than I have seen.

Sorry, that's all I got.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

277 beavis and butthead do america was the pinnacle of modern cinema.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:18 PM (KP5rU)

278 T.J. Hooker wasn't THAT bad.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 09:15 PM (oVJmc)

Crow T. Robot voice: Hooker's a good cop!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:19 PM (SUV+r)

279 I met Freddie Kruger once in Laguna, he was in disguise as as Robert Englund

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:19 PM (6nE2G)

280 *flings poo*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (kQs4Y)

That did not take long.
Posted by: tbodie

I'm glad I ducked.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:19 PM (ScThf)

281 271 Moon was wonderful, despite Kevin the Perv Spacey being the robot. Sam Rockwell is one of my all-time favorite actors, definitely in that "wait, he's in it? might need to see that one" category. He can be funny, and he can be creepy, often in the same movie.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:17 PM (SUV+r)


Agree. I remember seeing some movie about kids working at a water park that I'd never have bothered with in a million years if he were not in it. It wound up being good. My brain wants to tell me it was called "The Way Way Back," after the station wagons of yore, but I'm not sure about that part.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:19 PM (ed8K1)

282 What's wrong with District 9's message, haterz?

If you don't accept all immigrants with loving, open arms, because we are all a nation of immigrants, then you will be blown up when they go home and complain to their overlords...or something. Plus, all their crime is just because you didn't give them enough welfare. And your culture is stupid and evil for making crime against the law and for not having that much welfare in the first place.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:19 PM (JziUy)

283 277 beavis and butthead do america was the pinnacle of modern cinema.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:18 PM (KP5rU)

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Compared to Captain Marvel, sure, but have you seen Duece Bigalo, Male Bigalo?

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284 OK, hogmartin, it's been a long time since I saw District 9. But this is what I remember thinking was ridiculous about it: there appeared to be no effort to reverse engineer the aliens' technology and try to understand them, which you know humans would do ASAP. We (humans) just put the aliens in concentration camps and feared them. And of course, set in Johannesburg, because white people are bad and hate The Other.

If aliens really came to earth, I think humans would do their best to make friends with them and try to share technology. That movie was a huge fail for me.

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:20 PM (OX9vb)

285 284 OK, hogmartin, it's been a long time since I saw District 9. But this is what I remember thinking was ridiculous about it: there appeared to be no effort to reverse engineer the aliens' technology and try to understand them, which you know humans would do ASAP. We (humans) just put the aliens in concentration camps and feared them. And of course, set in Johannesburg, because white people are bad and hate The Other.

If aliens really came to earth, I think humans would do their best to make friends with them and try to share technology. That movie was a huge fail for me.
Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:20 PM (OX9vb

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There was a secret military base that did just that, and everything.

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286

Generally speaking, when it comes to World War II movies, the battle against the Nazis gets all the attention. The bulk of the classics, from Patton to Saving Private Ryan to Dunkirk, all deal with the war in Europe. But now, the Pacific Theater will be getting its cinematic due thanks to the upcoming blockbuster, Midway.

The film, from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, will tell the story of the Battle of Midway. The three-day battle began on June 4, 1942, and when it was over, represented the Americans' first major victory over Japan. Woody Harrelson stars in the film as real-life Midway commander Admiral Chester Nimitz, along with an ensemble cast including Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, and Darren Criss.

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I guess no WW2 movies were made before Patton.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (aKsyK)

287 srs tho, some haterz said that D9 was actually a based AF message since Blokamp is from South Afrika and he has no love for social justice and may actually not believe that diversity is our strength. And that the movie is a big fuck you to our betters that demand it be so. The movie ends with a shot to a well known building in South Africa. It was once nice and then got taken over and became a literal shit hole.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (JziUy)

288 Logprof, you drinking yet? Nice K to get out of the inning there.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (OMsf+)

289 Compared to Captain Marvel, sure, but have you seen Duece Bigalo, Male Bigalo?

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I worked with a guy who thought Duece Bigalo was the funniest movie ever made. It was for good reason that I nicknamed him Private Pyle

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (CVHFl)

290 283; no, i haven't.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (KP5rU)

291 275 A lot of people don't know there was a sequel to 1969's True Grit, "Rooster Cogburn."

Hadn't heard of it? That's another one that, a few years ago seemed like it was on rotation on some cable channels every other week.

But I gotta say that Jeff Bridge's Cogburn was better than Wayne's - more true to who the character was supposed to be. Wayne is good, but he never plays any character other than John Wayne.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:23 PM (V2Yro)

292 Eris, man against the elements. Did you watch "The Day after Tomorrow"?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (6LZkj)

The book was excellent.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:24 PM (ScThf)

293 Generally speaking, when it comes to World War II movies, the battle
against the Nazis gets all the attention. The bulk of the classics, from
Patton to Saving Private Ryan to Dunkirk, all deal with the war in
Europe. But now, the Pacific Theater will be getting its cinematic due
thanks to the upcoming blockbuster, Midway.



The film, from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, will tell
the story of the Battle of Midway. The three-day battle began on June 4,
1942, and when it was over, represented the Americans' first major
victory over Japan. Woody Harrelson stars in the film as real-life
Midway commander Admiral Chester Nimitz, along with an ensemble cast
including Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick
Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, and Darren Criss.





Does Mandy Moore play the Jap dating Chuck Heston's son?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:24 PM (CVHFl)

294 If aliens really came to earth, I think humans would do their best to make friends with them and try to share technology. That movie was a huge fail for me.
Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:20 PM (OX9vb)

Agree. The whole thing about 'Muricans tying down the hapless alien and dissecting it alive is a tired meme. I bet we would actually be ecstatic that we are not alone in the galaxy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:24 PM (SUV+r)

295 Lefty political subtexts can be strange, in that it's hard to tell when one will get over your "Ok, this sucks" threshold.

I get why District 9 got over some people's threshold, but I managed to enjoy it a lot, it was so well-done, and I suspect that my lack of surprise that low-grade aliens would wind up in human-like ghettos was a factor.

Aliens was intended to have a lefty political subtext ("The Marines were ineffective, just like in Vietnam, man") but hardly anyone noticed it.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:24 PM (ed8K1)

296 Generally speaking, when it comes to World War II movies, the battle against the Nazis gets all the attention. The bulk of the classics, from Patton to Saving Private Ryan to Dunkirk, all deal with the war in Europe. But now, the Pacific Theater will be getting its cinematic due thanks to the upcoming blockbuster, Midway.

The film, from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, will tell the story of the Battle of Midway. The three-day battle began on June 4, 1942, and when it was over, represented the Americans' first major victory over Japan. Woody Harrelson stars in the film as real-life Midway commander Admiral Chester Nimitz, along with an ensemble cast including Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, and Darren Criss.

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I guess no WW2 movies were made before Patton.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (aKsyK)

--Mandy Moore?

Why is anyone but a European-American in the cast?

[Well, guess I better shut up before the obscure tranny black immigrant gets inserted at the last minute]

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (XAYDB)

297 Jeff Bridge's Cogburn was better than Wayne's - more true to who the character was supposed to be. Wayne is good, but he never plays any character other than John Wayne.

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yeah, but the Coen brother's ending is a bit too much sad trombone while Wayne's version is maybe a bit too happy yay.

I, the Coen film, I did like to see one of the James brothers and the other one of Qantrill guys take Rooster in because they were all actually tight buds.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (JziUy)

298 If aliens really came to earth, I think humans would do their best to make friends with them and try to share technology. That movie was a huge fail for me.
Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:20 PM (OX9vb)


They weren't the ones who made the technology, they didn't know how it worked and it was barely functioning. It took them what, ten years to get the suit and the command pod working? MNU was trying to reverse-engineer it, but it wasn't going well because it integrated with their biology.

So in the mean time, the aliens were just squatting around in their shanty town with their spaceship up on blocks. Remember at the beginning, the humans had to basically break in and rescue them because they couldn't even figure out how to open the door to their own ship.

That said, yeah, it's about refugee squatters in a shanty town, re-cast with aliens. But I don't know that it's trying to make any point about us or them besides plus ça change.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (t+qrx)

299 288 Logprof, you drinking yet? Nice K to get out of the inning there.
Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:22 PM (OMsf+)

--Yes.

I soooooo want Coach Martin to retire with a CWS win.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (XAYDB)

300 Are there really any new stories?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (6nE2G)

301 And of course, set in Johannesburg, because white people are bad and hate The Other.

I thought it was set in Johannesburg because it was an Indy film with a pretty small budget (which made the f/x they came up with really incredible), and they all lived in Johannesburg.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:26 PM (V2Yro)

302 I can't believe none of you losers has mentioned the greatest sequel of all time.

Christmas Vacation.

You all disgust me.

Posted by: Allen Fundt at June 15, 2019 09:26 PM (C1NyB)

303 300 Are there really any new stories?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM (6nE2G)


No, but that should not be any impediment to enjoying the retellings.

Posted by: Zombie William Shakespeare at June 15, 2019 09:26 PM (ed8K1)

304 Is the new movie gonna make mention of white privilage because we beat on the little yellow bastards?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (85Gof)

305 --Yes.

I soooooo want Coach Martin to retire with a CWS win.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:25 PM



I want the Razorbacks out of the CWS, lol.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (OMsf+)

306

It's a Wonderful Life II - Potter Strikes Back

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (aKsyK)

307 Oh please. Don't remake Midway.

The 1970s film, while certainly flawed, was good enough. I can't see how it can be done any better in 2019.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

308 302 I can't believe none of you losers has mentioned the greatest sequel of all time.

Christmas Vacation.

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it wouldn't be christmas if it was so hooter ... er hot in here.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (JziUy)

309 Go 'Noles!!!!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (XAYDB)

310 Oh, a website I enjoy that has funny rewritten scripts for movies:

Www.the-editing-room.com

The script for LotR: Fellowship of the Ring is a howler.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (7cCNF)

311 Happy Father's Day to all Moron dads. And, I'm not going to comment on the Godfather series as I've already given my not-so-well-received opinion. Enjoy!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Boofing Chapter at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (NjJUT)

312 i liked the remake of true grit. kim darby completely ruined the original. damn, she was annoying.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (KP5rU)

313 Oh please. Don't remake Midway.

The 1970s film, while certainly flawed, was good enough. I can't see how it can be done any better in 2019.
Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

Rob Reiner is gonna have the Japs winning and subsequently killing PDT's father.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:29 PM (85Gof)

314 Annnd, Arkansas pulls their relief pitcher after 18 pitches and two on, no outs in the top of the ninth.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:29 PM (OMsf+)

315 No new stories. Just the same stories with different bunting.

Human interaction is all about what is left unsaid.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:29 PM (SUV+r)

316 Oh please. Don't remake Midway.



The 1970s film, while certainly flawed, was good enough. I can't see how it can be done any better in 2019.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:27 PM (sdi6R)


Now with more WOKE!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:29 PM (CVHFl)

317 I thought it was set in Johannesburg because it was an Indy film with a pretty small budget (which made the f/x they came up with really incredible), and they all lived in Johannesburg.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:26 PM (V2Yro)


Oh. All right, fine. Just fine, Tom.

Forget I said anything about this movie.

*stomps off.

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:30 PM (OX9vb)

318 i liked the remake of true grit. kim darby completely ruined the original. damn, she was annoying.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Glen Campbell was no day at the beach either. Robert Duval was nice though.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 09:30 PM (+Tibp)

319 The 1970s film, while certainly flawed, was good enough. I can't see how it can be done any better in 2019.


The thing that you come to appreciate is that however full of malarkey the 70s movies were, they still had the real shit lying around.

Wanna make a scene where Zeros go up against F4Fs? Well, we have some Zeros lying around, and some F4Fs. There was still so much usable surplus.

These days it would be CGI and fuck CGI.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 09:30 PM (fuK7c)

320 It is very funny to me that there can be a whole discussion thread that opens with Godfather II, and never, once, mentions that there is a Godfather III. That is probably as it should be.

In Harlen Coben's novels with his sports-agent protagonist, the main character and his friend trade movie quotes often. Godfather III is off limits, except for one quote:

"Every time I try to get OUT, they pull me back IN."

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (ed8K1)

321 Ooooo, Rula Lenska!! ;-)

I know Johnny Carson made fun of her a lot back in the day.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Charlie Callas in his standup..

"Hi, I'm Rula Lenska"

"Who's Rula Lenska ?"

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (ScThf)

322 And of course, set in Johannesburg, because white people are bad and hate The Other.

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but remember, it's always those other whites who live way out there, who are not smart and rich enough to send their kids to private schools. They're the ones who are bad and we should hate.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (JziUy)

323 But now, the Pacific Theater will be getting its cinematic due thanks to the upcoming blockbuster, Midway.

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There's also a similar movie coming out, Dauntless.

https://youtu.be/OnrL47mdOTg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (+y/Ru)

324 There is no way GII was better than the original. De Niro and Kirby play buffoons, like it's a Marx brothers movie and not the Mafia. Marlon's cat out acted both.

Posted by: neootter at June 15, 2019 09:32 PM (0x00j)

325 i liked the remake of true grit. kim darby completely ruined the original. damn, she was annoying.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Glen Campbell was no day at the beach either. Robert Duval was nice though.
Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 09:30 PM (+Tibp)


Surprisingly, Matt Damon was good. I could actually watch him and not cuss at the movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:32 PM (aS1PU)

326 320 It is very funny to me that there can be a whole discussion thread that opens with Godfather II, and never, once, mentions that there is a Godfather III. That is probably as it should be.

In Harlen Coben's novels with his sports-agent protagonist, the main character and his friend trade movie quotes often. Godfather III is off limits, except for one quote:

"Every time I try to get OUT, they pull me back IN."
Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (ed8K1

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The post never mentions it either, actually.

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327 Www.the-editing-room.com

The script for LotR: Fellowship of the Ring is a howler.
Posted by: Sharkman at June 15, 2019 09:28 PM (7cCNF)


Holy lol, John Wick:

INT. KEANU'S PAD
GRIM KEANU prepares for the obligatory wave of low-level goobers.

HIT SQUAD
Hey Keanu! We're here to help establish your signature fighting style for this movie. Perhaps some wuxia mixed with--

KEANU shoots them all IN THE FUCKING HEAD.

HIT SQUAD
(dead)
Well, that's direct.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:32 PM (t+qrx)

328 I like the new True Grit. Am big fan of Jeff Bridges.

John Wayne was an iconic American. I get that. But, the new one is my favorite.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (SUV+r)

329

The new Shaft may just be hitting theaters this week, but there's already talk of a sequel. Can ya dig it?

The film is the fifth big screen outing for the ultra-cool detective, following Richard Roundtree's trilogy of Blaxploitation outings in the '70s and the Samuel L. Jackson-starring sequel/semi-reboot from 2000. The newest version, also a sequel, retcons the relationship between Roundtree's original John Shaft and Jackson's younger John Shaft, making them father and son rather than uncle and nephew like they were in 2000's Shaft. The new film also adds a third John Shaft, played by Jessie Usher, who is the son of Jackson's character and grandson of Roundtree's. Boy, when did Shaft get so confusing?


Whatever the current state of Shaft's family dynamics, current Shaft director Tim Story likes the direction the franchise is heading - and he's already expressed plans to bring all three Shafts back for another sequel. "I'd bring everybody back," Story said at the film's press day, according to CinemaBlend.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (aKsyK)

330 IIRC, the 70s Midway reused a lot of footage from Tora, Tora, Tora!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (oVJmc)

331 "Who's Rula Lenska ?"
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:31 PM (ScThf)


I only knew her from some commercials she was in. I think they were shampoo commercials. They presented her as some well known movies start. That's why Carson used to joke about her.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:34 PM (aS1PU)

332 314 Annnd, Arkansas pulls their relief pitcher after 18 pitches and two on, no outs in the top of the ninth.
Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:29 PM (OMsf+)

--'Noles get a run!

1-0

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:34 PM (XAYDB)

333 You say the ending of the Coen Bro's version of True Grit is sad trombone, but I think you miss the point of the scene, and of the story. People who were on the frontier in the 19th century were not like us, not at all. They were tough, they were hard, they had "true grit" - death came, tragedy came, and they took it and went on without batting an eye, because that's who they were.

When she is told that Cogburn just died after she had waited 25 years to see him, we would think that would be a tragedy. But she just says well, that's too bad, and goes on about her business, because that's who she is, and she would've expected Cogburn to act the same way if things were reversed. That's the point of the scene.

And it's not that she was cold - it's that you had to be that kind of person to even have a hope of surviving out on the frontier. Hard men, and hard women.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:34 PM (V2Yro)

334 I want them to remake that film where the Nimitz went back into history with f-14s and almost fought and destroyed the Japanese Fleet.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:35 PM (85Gof)

335 Me?

Waiting on the long-anticipated remake of...

Guy from Harlem.

muh-fuckas!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:35 PM (SUV+r)

336 1-0


And a runner at third. Nice sac fly.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:35 PM (OMsf+)

337 Flowers again pulled from outfield to bullpen.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:35 PM (XAYDB)

338 John Wayne was an iconic American. I get that. But, the new one is my favorite.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (SUV+r)

Me, too, but I hesitate to say so. Haha.

I like Jeff Bridges in it, and I love Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie, and I like the language. I even like Matt Damon, Lord strike me down. But his character is an ass, just like him, so it's ok.

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:35 PM (OX9vb)

339 Old shaft v new shaft. What you talking about? Shaft

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:36 PM (6nE2G)

340 Rula Lenska was no Ruta Lee.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 09:36 PM (oVJmc)

341 319
The thing that you come to appreciate is that however full of malarkey the 70s movies were, they still had the real shit lying around.

Wanna make a scene where Zeros go up against F4Fs? Well, we have some Zeros lying around, and some F4Fs. There was still so much usable surplus.

These days it would be CGI and fuck CGI.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 09:30 PM (fuK7c)


Actually, the problem I remember about Midway is that they used some stock aerial footage of planes that had nothing to do with Midway, like Hellcats and Avengers and whatnot..

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:36 PM (sdi6R)

342 There's also a similar movie coming out, Dauntless.


Heh. Our Puma commented on that the other day. The planes are the wrong color, they're a pre-war grey. Also there aren't the right number of rivets, the cowling for the .50 cals is all wrong and....

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 09:36 PM (fuK7c)

343 329
Whatever the current state of Shaft's family dynamics, current Shaft director Tim Story likes the direction the franchise is heading - and he's already expressed plans to bring all three Shafts back for another sequel. "I'd bring everybody back," Story said at the film's press day, according to CinemaBlend.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (aKsyK)

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1) everyone says that pre-release (see John Carter for reference)
2) It's not going to make enough money.

Verdict: no sequel for at least 5 years until IP becomes potentially profitable again.

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344 silverado ! which happens to be ace's favorite movie.

Posted by: 1/2 siciliano trapper's girl at June 15, 2019 09:16 PM (BQJef)

A friend of mine was dolly grip (production crew) on that movie.He kept his production scripts for all the movies he crewed for. Gave me four of them.

Posted by: Grannymimi at June 15, 2019 09:37 PM (u5LFV)

345 Prospect is an enjoyable Sci-Fi, it's a low budget movie but you wouldn't know it. More like a Western than Science fiction

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:37 PM (dKiJG)

346 Chris Hahn squirting more nonsense from his penile cranium

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:38 PM (XAYDB)

347 Bertram Cabot Jr. @ 286--, I expect hollyweird to screw up Midway with their usual Americahate.......sad indeed because it is a great story about brave med doing what had to be done.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 09:38 PM (qBNEP)

348 283 277 beavis and butthead do america was the pinnacle of modern cinema.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:18 PM (KP5rU)

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Compared to Captain Marvel, sure, but have you seen Duece Bigalo, Male Bigalo?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today!



Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man was pure theater!! It got robbed of a Grammy! (seriously, I do love this stupid movie. I don't know why)

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 09:38 PM (VhR1N)

349 The Final Countdown

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:38 PM (85Gof)

350 Actually, the problem I remember about Midway is that they used some stock aerial footage of planes that had nothing to do with Midway, like Hellcats and Avengers and whatnot..
Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:36 PM (sdi6R)


EXACTLY. They were either stupid or didn't care and put in any old footage they could get. There were shots of Corsairs in that movie. Just a sloppy job.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:39 PM (aS1PU)

351 I want them to remake that film where the Nimitz went back into history with f-14s and almost fought and destroyed the Japanese Fleet.

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The Final Countdown...only this time the Americans in the Nimitz force both Japan and the allies to become genderqueer advocates and force half the country to make their kids switch genders.

Also, muslim appreciation and Christianphobia.

Basically, what our grandparents were fighting for in the first place.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:39 PM (JziUy)

352 I think humans would do their best to make friends with them and try to share technology.

Failing that we'd steal their ship and eat them. Hopefully after the sex part.

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 09:39 PM (FhXTo)

353 yeah, instead of The Man in the Hightower, just do a version of the Final Countdown where we rebel against a future HR corporate overlord takeover of america by a division of woke marines being sent across time.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:40 PM (JziUy)

354 333; exactly. pussies were destroyed in the frontier.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:40 PM (KP5rU)

355 326 The post never mentions it either, actually.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 09:32 PM (OoEEx)


Well, yes, but a "The Second Time Around" post ought to exclude it, even it it had been great (which it was not).

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:41 PM (ed8K1)

356 I see the new Midway is partly filmed in Canada and about half the cast is UK/Canadian. Really tired of this trend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 09:41 PM (kQs4Y)

357 MONSTRUM a Korean monster movie Or is it, something is killing the villagers and the Deepwoods in the King has ordered someone find out what is going on.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:42 PM (dKiJG)

358 354 333; exactly. pussies were destroyed in the frontier.

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ok, on one hand we have Wayne's version: everyone lives happily ever after together on the farm.

Coen version: girl loses and arm and becomes an old maid, Rooster is never heard from again, but he joined the circus with his old bankrobbing buddies.

I think we could've found a slightly happier version that would be true to our forefather's super gritty shitty lives while also being entertaining for the fans.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:42 PM (JziUy)

359 The best part of Final Countdown was where one of the guys gets stuck on one of the Carriers and stays in 1941. When the other guys land back in modern times, they get out and see some mega-rich mofo in a limo being driven up to greet them...

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:42 PM (V2Yro)

360 And it's not that she was cold - it's that you had to be that kind of person to even have a hope of surviving out on the frontier. Hard men, and hard women.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:34 PM (V2Yro)

That's how I saw it, too. Even so, still had to have manners. "Don't stand up, trash."

Posted by: April at June 15, 2019 09:42 PM (OX9vb)

361 How many people would donate $5 to just blow Joe Buck Up forever?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:43 PM (6nE2G)

362 354 333; exactly. pussies were destroyed in the frontier.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 15, 2019 09:40 PM (KP5rU)


How do I get to this "frontier?"

Posted by: Sandra Fluck at June 15, 2019 09:43 PM (ed8K1)

363 Joe Buck reminds me...

Did anyone here ever see David Spade's flick, Joe Dirt?

It was I think supposed to be a comedy that celebrated all us deplorables, but ended up not really working.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:44 PM (miE9U)

364 Bert G, you cheering for Vandy???

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:45 PM (XAYDB)

365 Tinfoilbaby I offer $100 to blow up the insufferable Joe Buck

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 15, 2019 09:45 PM (a4qVe)

366 Sounds like more FSU fans in Omaha than Hogs fans.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:46 PM (XAYDB)

367 I see the new Midway is partly filmed in Canada and about half the cast is UK/Canadian. Really tired of this trend.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 09:41 PM (kQs4Y)

Well they can't film in georgia after all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2019 09:46 PM (85Gof)

368 356 I see the new Midway is partly filmed in Canada and about half the cast is UK/Canadian. Really tired of this trend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 09:41 PM (kQs4Y)


At the movie's climactic battle, the dive bomber group's commander yells "Ram it home girls, eh!"

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

369 Bert G, you cheering for Vandy???


Hell no, fuck Vandy and especially fuck the Vandy Whistlers.

I'm pulling for my alma mater, Mississippi State.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:46 PM (OMsf+)

370 Coen version: girl loses and arm and becomes an old maid, Rooster is never heard from again, but he joined the circus with his old bankrobbing buddies. "

I think the Coen version was the actual Novel version. And they were really his old Confederate buddies, which gets into some of the territory explored by the Outlaw Josie Wales.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:47 PM (V2Yro)

371 Rula Lenska was no Ruta Lee.

And Ruta Lee was no Peggy Lee.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:47 PM (ScThf)

372 JT's got a Fever...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (miE9U)

373 Hey hogmartin.. thank you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (dUJdY)

374 Flowers K!!!

FSU FTW!!!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (XAYDB)

375 Peggy Lee was DEFINITELY not Bruce Lee

Posted by: Cheriebebe at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (a4qVe)

376 StarkVegas baby!

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (Lktpy)

377 Whoa - per Wiki: "In February 2019, James Cameron stated that he was working on reviving Blomkamp's project."

https://tinyurl.com/y25brftg

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (kQs4Y)

378 Hey hogmartin.. thank you.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (dUJdY)


Thank you

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (t+qrx)

379 right, the james brother and the other guy were real folks who also rode with Captain Quantrill who Rooster rode with in the Civil War.

Captain of what? you may ask...well, don't ask Rooster, I tell you what.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 15, 2019 09:48 PM (JziUy)

380 I saw Pompous & Erudite open for Seals & Crofts at the Greek in '82.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (9SkN+)

381 328 I like the new True Grit. Am big fan of Jeff Bridges.

John Wayne was an iconic American. I get that. But, the new one is my favorite.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 09:33 PM (SUV+r


My favorite as well.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (t4VPg)

382 Hotel Mumbai is really a must see very riveting they pulled no punches just showed Terrorists just going around shooting all the Hotel guest is just heartbroking. The movie hints that the Indian government was woefully unprepared it and the cops that did go into to the hotel room were very brave.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (dKiJG)

383 Old shaft v new shaft. What you talking about? Shaft

I'm Gonna Get U Sucka FTW !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (ScThf)

384 And Peggy Lee was no Sara Lee.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (sdi6R)

385 383 Old shaft v new shaft. What you talking about? Shaft

I'm Gonna Get U Sucka FTW !
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (ScThf)


Funny movie for sure.

Posted by: Splunge at June 15, 2019 09:50 PM (ed8K1)

386 Nobody doesn't love Sara Lee, except probably Little Debbie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 09:50 PM (9SkN+)

387 I just can't like any Planet of the Apes stuff because it just doesn't make sense. Not a bit of it. I don't mean scientifically, I mean a population of like 7000 apes wiping out 7 BILLION human beings with superior weapons, tactics, experience, history, and networks. Plus... they're freaking chimpanzees and I just don't like 'em. And we're suppose to root against our own species?? At least the first film was a lesson about self destructiveness and an interesting sci fi twist: coming home to a planet where monkeys are in charge and humans are rare brutes.

As for better sequels: House 2 (Brought up yesterday) decides not to take its silly premise seriously and is a roaring lot of fun.

Star Trek 2 was better than 1, even though 1 is better than people give it credit for.

Empire Strikes Back, of course

Road Warrior, but its a very close race with Mad Max

Evil Dead II, although that's pretty much a remake

Blade 2, but again very close

Spider-Man 2

The Dark Knight

Iron Man 2. I know some people hated it but it was a better comic book movie and overall story.

Hot Shots Part Deux: first one was kinda fun, second one was gut busting hilarious

End Game sucked less than Infinity war, but those are parts 3 and 4 of a series so it doesn't really count

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (39g3+)

388 Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:34 PM (V2Yro)

Alternatively, the Coen Brothers trademark is making movies that have dark and depressing endings, and decided it would be no biggie if they rip out the soul of the movie as long as it builds their own brand. So the main characters don't end up having positively contributed to the other's growth and instead we get "bleak nihilism is just soooo cooool duuuuude"

Posted by: Sjg at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (gDSJf)

389 Holy fuck Rambo 3 ages worse than AOC and moar terrible.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (Lktpy)

390 StarkVegas baby!


Hail Mf'in State!

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (OMsf+)

391 How about a thread dedicated to sequels that blew chunks compared to the original. That could last for a couple of months. The body count would be phenomenal. I'll start it off. Caddyshack was far superior to Caddyshack II. Jackie Mason couldn't hold Rodney Dangerfield's scrotum. And Dan Aykroyd was a shitty Bill Murray.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (m79Dg)

392 Well they can't film in georgia after all
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Why not ?

Cannibal Bob went canoeing in Arizona.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (ScThf)

393 The Movie Thread

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 09:52 PM (U2TY5)

394 The Dark Knight was the sequel to Fight Club from the Joker's POV.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 09:52 PM (Lktpy)

395 Try explaining to your ex that Stephen King wrote Stand by Me. And the Running Man, and my co.....

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 09:52 PM (6nE2G)

396 Have any of you guys ever seen The Horn Blows at Midnight ?

Its a guilty pleasure of mine.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:52 PM (ScThf)

397 I know that's been a promise for the Alien movies since at least the 3rd one. I know the early marketing in the 4th said that. I wouldn't be surprised by the 3rd, either.

The 3rd went through so many iterations, i would honestly be surprised if there wasn't an early trailer promising aliens on earth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 09:02 PM (OoEEx)


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Yeah, I remember the original trailer for Alien 3, and as luck would have it, it's on the youtubes.

youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_x9W1xKng

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (/Njku)

398 382 Hotel Mumbai is really a must see very riveting they pulled no punches just showed Terrorists just going around shooting all the Hotel guest is just heartbroking. The movie hints that the Indian government was woefully unprepared it and the cops that did go into to the hotel room were very brave.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (dKiJG)

--Saw a doc about the Black Cats, the Indian special forces who finally made the Koranimal terrorists get got.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (XAYDB)

399 the key to Final Countdown is the doggeh.

for more navy time travel, see The Philadelphia Experiment.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (NR6n1)

400 And Peggy Lee was no Sara Lee.
Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 09:49 PM (sdi6R)


Nor Sandra Lee, who once made a Kwanzaa cake, dated Andrew Cuomo, and has been shithammered on the Food Network 24/7 for over a decade.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (t+qrx)

401 jeff bridges campaigned for jon tester. enough said.

Posted by: 1/2 siciliano trapper's girl at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (BQJef)

402 "Given a second two-hour timeframe to tell a story in the same universe with the same characters"


Or, a previous tv show. Like Firefly/Serenity.

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (p+uA1)

403 I always enjoyed House 2, Didn't they make friends with the Ghosts haunting it and one was their Great Grandpa?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (dKiJG)

404 Have any of you guys ever seen The Horn Blows at Midnight ?

Its a guilty pleasure of mine.
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:52 PM (ScThf)


Jack Benny! Good movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (aS1PU)

405 396 Have any of you guys ever seen The Horn Blows at Midnight ?

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I saw the pr0n version. The title was similar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (9SkN+)

406 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (39g3+)

--Way to crib my comment, CRT!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (XAYDB)

407 John Wayne was an iconic American. I get that. But, the new one is my favorite.

Both versions are equally great for different versions in my mind. I love em both and watch either any time I can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (39g3+)

408 I watched an '80s Burt Reynolds movie, Stick. Part of the plot concerns some bigshot cocaine cowboys trying to invest in a legitimate business, movie producing. Unfortunately, the producer they are considering is only slightly less a crook than they. Apparently to make him look ridiculous, the screenwriters have him hyping his magnum opus The Cowboy and the Alien. It's funny because decades later Cowboys and Aliens was a pretty big hit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 09:54 PM (+y/Ru)

409 Good post, TJM. Well done.

I refused to watch the Apes movie. Mostly on moral grounds, same as when I refused to watch "Enemy at the Gates".

In the latter case, I just refuse to root for commies or Nazis. I hate any movie that makes me like either (looking at you, Inglorious Basterds).

In the former, the ending is a forgone conclusion: the apes are going to win. And I refuse to watch that happen. I am a human-ist. I root for my species.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at June 15, 2019 09:54 PM (xJa6I)

410 387 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:51 PM (39g3+)

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The new apes movies aren't about a few apes dominating billions of humans. The first new one is about a couple dozen escaping from modern day San Francisco.

And it's not about cheering on apes against humans, is about both evil and good being on both sides of conflicts.

Or, you know, you could just shit on movies you haven't seen.

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411

The Japs sink the Nimitz in The Final Final Countdown.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 09:54 PM (aKsyK)

412 Way to crib my comment, CRT!

High five on your choices.

I agree with you on the Island as well, they missed a lot of opportunities to be thought provoking and interesting and just became a meh action film.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:55 PM (39g3+)

413 Full Moon tonight - just saw it rising. Lock up the Werewolves!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (V2Yro)

414 I watched an '80s Burt Reynolds movie, Stick

Based on an Elmore Leonard book.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (ScThf)

415 Or, you know, you could just shit on movies you haven't seen.

Saw them both. Tell me how these movies are headed and that the apes don't conquer the world. Somehow. And how the humans aren't almost universally scum you are supposed to root against except the cute little girl. Try it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (39g3+)

416 Rula Lenska was no Ruta Lee.



And Ruta Lee was no Peggy Lee.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:47 PM (ScThf)


Who was no Christopher Lee

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (CVHFl)

417

--Saw a doc about the Black Cats, the Indian special forces who finally made the Koranimal terrorists get got.
Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:53 PM (XAYDB)

Going to have to look for it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 15, 2019 09:57 PM (dKiJG)

418 I agree with you on the Island as well, they missed a lot of opportunities to be thought provoking and interesting and just became a meh action film.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:55 PM (39g3+)

--Thank you.

That was the point I wanted to make: Stop with the 'splodies, and comment on the actual theme of the movie.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 09:57 PM (XAYDB)

419 Rula Lenska was no Ruta Lee.

And Ruta Lee was no Peggy Lee.
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:47 PM (ScThf)

Who was no Christopher Lee
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (CVHFl)


Pfft.

Posted by: Lee Marvin at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

420 415 Or, you know, you could just shit on movies you haven't seen.

Saw them both. Tell me how these movies are headed and that the apes don't conquer the world. Somehow. And how the humans aren't almost universally scum you are supposed to root against except the cute little girl. Try it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:56 PM (39g3+)

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There are 3.

Koba starts the fight, an ape.

The Colonel is trying to protect the human race.

Sometimes stories are not literal, but metaphor instead.

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421 Who was no Christopher Lee

Who was no Christopher George

Who came out as Lynda Day George

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (ScThf)

422 In the former, the ending is a forgone conclusion: the apes are going to win. And I refuse to watch that happen. I am a human-ist. I root for my species.

Exactly. The purpose of these films is to dramatize how we got to the point where Charlton Heston yells about how we did while staring at the ruined Statue of Liberty. And we're supposed to root for that and be sympathetic toward the apes???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (39g3+)

423 The Sara Lee I was thinking of plays bass and has played with lots of good musicians and groups. I can't find a YouTube video that highlights her, though. As a bass player she's mostly in the background and only appears in brief shots.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

424 Who was no Christopher Lee

Who was no Christopher George

Who came out as Lynda Day George
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (ScThf)


In the end, all of this name riffing will end up at Dewitt Bisbee. Always.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (aS1PU)

425 Sometimes stories are not literal, but metaphor instead.

I know you're aware that I know this.

I also know that you're aware that these are action flicks about smart chimpanzees.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (39g3+)

426 Well since the apes are literally Val Jar clones, I pop extra corn and root for whitey.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (Lktpy)

427 422 In the former, the ending is a forgone conclusion: the apes are going to win. And I refuse to watch that happen. I am a human-ist. I root for my species.

Exactly. The purpose of these films is to dramatize how we got to the point where Charlton Heston yells about how we did while staring at the ruined Statue of Liberty. And we're supposed to root for that and be sympathetic toward the apes???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (39g3+)

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Do you have to root for a side in a story?

That's weird. Sometimes it's a balance between needs and an unfortunate conflict that arises.

Or, you know, 'humans good, everyone else bad'.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (OoEEx)

428 So the main characters don't end up having positively contributed to the other's growth and instead we get "bleak nihilism is just soooo cooool duuuuude"

I see it as the Main Characters didn't want or need to "Grow" at all. They were complete in themselves right from the start - the movie is an examination of who they were, and we can reflect on how different they were from us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (V2Yro)

429 Caddyshack was far superior to Caddyshack II. Jackie Mason couldn't hold Rodney Dangerfield's scrotum. And Dan Aykroyd was a shitty Bill Murray.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male
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Pfft. 'Gone With the Wind II', or 'Scarlett', or 'Second Wind'

Really, I mean someone thinks something *not* written by Margaret Mitchell, and with pretenders filling the roles of Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable is gonna be a hit?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:01 PM (U2TY5)

430 I'm watching yoo-toobz vidyuhs of Mike Tyson beating the shit out of often larger men.

Fooker was the hardest hitter I've ever seen.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 10:01 PM (SUV+r)

431 The Sara Lee I was thinking of plays bass and has played with lots of good musicians and groups. I can't find a YouTube video that highlights her, though. As a bass player she's mostly in the background and only appears in brief shots.
Posted by: rickl

I read that as "only appears in brief shorts"

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:01 PM (ScThf)

432 425 Sometimes stories are not literal, but metaphor instead.

I know you're aware that I know this.

I also know that you're aware that these are action flicks about smart chimpanzees.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:00 PM (39g3+)

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Seems to me like you refuse to look below the surface if a story doesn't meet your preconceived surface level notions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 10:02 PM (OoEEx)

433 Gator was the better sequel. And I'm very disappointed in everybody for not discussing this fact in evidence earlier.

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 10:02 PM (Lktpy)

434 I read that as "only appears in brief shorts"
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 10:01 PM (ScThf)

*perks up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at June 15, 2019 10:02 PM (xJa6I)

435 I'm watching yoo-toobz vidyuhs of Mike Tyson beating the shit out of often larger men.

Fooker was the hardest hitter I've ever seen.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 10:01 PM (SUV+r)


His bite was worse than his punch.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 10:02 PM (aS1PU)

436 Fooker was the hardest hitter I've ever seen.

I'm no expert in boxing but from what I have read he wasn't much of a boxer, he just hit like a freight train and he didn't really face good boxers for most of his career. They put him up against bruisers and he crushed them until he faced a real boxer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:03 PM (39g3+)

437 I remember watching Planet of the Apes in a movie theater smoking a Winston.

When we lived in a free country run by adults.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 10:04 PM (Z+IKu)

438 My favorite takeoff on the Mutants under the City theme from Beneath the Planet of the Apes: Fry and Leela are walking in the ruins of old New York, underneath New New York, and the meet the mutants who live there, and the mutant shows them their church with the bomb in it.

Fry: ''WOW that is so cool!!! You mean you really have an atomic bomb that you worship as a god????"

Mutant: "Well yeah, but it's mostly a C and E thing now."

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 10:04 PM (V2Yro)

439 C.R. Taylor @ 422- It's like this, the apes are a.......metaphor......for some other...group of primitives. I think primitives didn't make the cut because they were primitives. And they are still around.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 10:04 PM (qBNEP)

440 121: I loved that film, and most James Mason work. The Charlotte Rampling character was pretty evil, but it was overall very good and dealt with a burgeoning irresponsibility of culture.

Posted by: CN at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (U7k5w)

441 Exactly. The purpose of these films is to dramatize
how we got to the point where Charlton Heston yells about how we did
while staring at the ruined Statue of Liberty. And we're supposed to
root for that and be sympathetic toward the apes???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 09:58 PM (39g3+)


Rod Serling helped write the first Planet of the Apes movie script. I like the movie but had some preachy lefty shit in it and had very little in common with the book

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (CVHFl)

442 Seems to me like you refuse to look below the surface if a story doesn't meet your preconceived surface level notions.

Look you can read whatever you choose into anything but these guys are not trying to make thought provoking philosophical art. They're making action movies with CGI about apes and monkeys who got smart, based on the pitch of: lets tell the story of how things got there!

(except the original premise was that humanity wiped its self out with nukes or some such thing and apes evolved to take that niche).

If you want it to mean more, fine. I am probably biased by just thinking chimpanzees are ugly, nasty things that should be kept as far away from me as possible.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (39g3+)

443 ONT

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 10:06 PM (OMsf+)

444 This might be contraversial, but I think maybe the Exorcist 3 is better than the first one.

I'm not trying to take anything away from The Exorcist, it's a very fine movie. But some of the scenes in Exorcist 3 scared me far more than a profane pre-teen girl.

And it had George C Scott in it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (xJa6I)

445 If you want it to mean more, fine. I am probably biased by just thinking chimpanzees are ugly, nasty things that should be kept as far away from me as possible.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Oh, I don't know, that morning thread chimp seems pretty cool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (/dN1M)

446 Charlotte Rampling was smokin hot in the 60's.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 10:07 PM (NR6n1)

447 446: Hence the perfect opposite of Lynn Redgrave

Posted by: CN at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (U7k5w)

448 OK, the B-52s "Love Shack" video is the best one I can find featuring Miss Sara Lee on bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs

It's a music video, so that's kind of like a movie, isn't it?

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

449 442 Seems to me like you refuse to look below the surface if a story doesn't meet your preconceived surface level notions.

Look you can read whatever you choose into anything but these guys are not trying to make thought provoking philosophical art. They're making action movies with CGI about apes and monkeys who got smart, based on the pitch of: lets tell the story of how things got there!

(except the original premise was that humanity wiped its self out with nukes or some such thing and apes evolved to take that niche).

If you want it to mean more, fine. I am probably biased by just thinking chimpanzees are ugly, nasty things that should be kept as far away from me as possible.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:05 PM (39g3+)

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Have you heard off suspension of disbelief?

I hear time and time again about stuff like Dune where the author's intent means nothing once it reaches the world, but when it comes to something someone doesn't already love before they hear the "bad news" that the creator disagrees with then politically then author intent means everything.

I have yet to hear one word from Matt Reeves about how his movies are about dirty conservatives, but i have heard plenty from Frank Herbert about what Dune means. The former lack of message apparently means more than the latter's explicit intent of message.

What has Reeves said that said the monkeys winning is an indictment on humanity?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 10:11 PM (OoEEx)

450 They put him up against bruisers and he crushed them until he faced a real boxer.


No, Buster Douglas wasn't a real boxer, he just had the fight of his life. His mom had just died, I think, and he went wild.

A lot of what Tyson had was an aura of invincibility and when it was shattered he never got it back.

That takes nothing away from the previous 30ish fights where he absolutely demolished people.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (fuK7c)

451 lol!

and btw:

NOOD!!!!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 15, 2019 10:12 PM (NR6n1)

452 Sorry. I'm out.

It's 4 in the morning. I should have gone to bed hours ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (OoEEx)

453 Hi y'all

I like both True Grits, of course, but I enjoyed the Bridges one because it let the character of the young girl shine through. She had grit, too.

Posted by: booknlass at June 15, 2019 10:13 PM (xIKXj)

454 I hate fcuking monkeys.


Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 08:22 PM (qBNEP)


Hey, they're ALL 10s at closing time, right?

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2019 10:15 PM (p+uA1)

455 Have you heard off suspension of disbelief?

Yeah but everyone has their limits and this one goes past mine. Partly because they are trying to sell it as being so plausible and scientific and modern and its ridiculous start to finish.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 15, 2019 10:17 PM (39g3+)

456 TJM, 4 in the morning?? Where are you, in London??

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 10:18 PM (miE9U)

457 My school won the CWS last year, and in 06 and 07: Oregon State.

Bounced early this year but tough to be pissed about it.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (7cCNF)

458 The Japs sink the Nimitz in The Final Final Countdown.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot

Damn that Denny Terio

Posted by: Miklos, survivor at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

459 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 08:38 PM (kQs4Y)

Loved both the book and the movie. Great stuff, and *perfect* Bogart.

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2019 10:21 PM (p+uA1)

460 How can you have a Halloween movie without Michael Myers?
Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 08:51 PM (yQpMk

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By being the creator and imagining an anthology series of Halloween themed stories instead of a series of things centered around an uninteresting cipher of a monster wearing a William Shatner mask.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:54 PM (OoEEx)



and see how well that turned out.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 10:22 PM (yQpMk)

461
Titanic II -- it'll knock off your socks, just you wait and see!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2019 10:40 PM (dPMBY)

462 A lot of what Tyson had was an aura of invincibility and when it was shattered he never got it back.


What Tyson had was an uppercut that could fell an ox. The fighters who could take that away from him, by not letting him work inside, or if he did, by pressing their gloves down on his so he couldn't start the punch, beat him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) is without crush at June 15, 2019 10:49 PM (yQpMk)

463 The biggest thing I took away from GBU was that the American Civil War wasn't the end all, be all. Back in the '60s, every American history survey course was divided by the Civil War, and a really big thing was made of it. But GBU made me realize that for an awful lot of people, the Civil War was a this or a nasty little squabble taking place a continent away. Tes, it was important to the people concerned, but a lot of people living West of the Missouri River had other problems.

I didn't interpret the bridge scene as an anti Viet Nam screed. I saw it as an honest portrayal of down-in-the-dirt warfare. Maybe that was because I had read the vast majority of Bill Mauldin's war cartoons. To quote William Tecumseh Sherman, "War is hell" , and the bridge scene made that point.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at June 15, 2019 11:12 PM (5+J7M)

464 I love Whiplash

Posted by: ustuplay at June 15, 2019 11:24 PM (olvG6)

465 Hi all

Posted by: Wilsonian at June 15, 2019 11:44 PM (clwW5)

466 I liked The Two Towers the best of the LOTR movies, though technically it wasn't a sequel.

Posted by: norrin radd at June 16, 2019 12:19 AM (1iL/r)

467 I'm torn. Sometime in early 80's I came home from a bar around 11. Nobody was at the beach house that w/e except for me. I plopped down into the recliner and turned on tv.
I stopped on this channel because of the background sound and a ship going thru space. It was the beginning of Alien.
I was mesmerized by this film. Afterwards I sat in the dark without the tv on and wished I could have watched it again.
I freaked out of my mind when Aliens came out on the big screen. It was everything you WANTED in a sequel.
I always say that you can't have a sequel without the first one. The way we got to see the alien for the first time was phenomenal-even though gruesome. But, the scene when Lambert and Parker went to get the canisters and they don't know it's in there with them. The sounds and the first sight of the alien hanging down from the rafters is when you realize just how big that fucker got and then... Lambert turns and sees it and all we see is it's shadow on her. Classic horror. Aliens was such a great sequel...but I can't put it before the original because the whole premise of the "alien" was so mind blowing new in Alien and in Aliens-we knew what they were up against ...just like Ripley knew. It was just interesting to what and see how each one dealt with the situation. Crap, I hate when I talk myself out of something. Sequel better than the original-Godfather 2.

Posted by: ZaN at June 16, 2019 07:35 AM (NLEnr)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 06-15-2019

The Chess Players - Theo Michael.jpg
The Chess Players
Theo Michael


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

And TheJamesMadison's movie thread will be up later up this evening.



Pic Note

This artist likes the "noir" theme (i.e. guys wearing fedoras) and it shows in a lot of his paintings you can look at on his site.


Easier Problem - White To Play (999)

Goal: White can either force a quick mate or win Black's queen
Hint: The protection given by Black's f7 pawn is mostly illusory


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r1b2r2/1q2Qpkp/pp3np1/3p4/3N4/4P3/P3BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1


En Fuego!


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (1000)

Goal: Win by establishing clear positional and material superiority
Hint: Black's queen is vulnerable


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2kr1r2/p6p/5Pp1/2pP4/1qp2Q1P/7R/PP6/1KR5 w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:






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20190615 dress pr0n estonia.jpg
Greetings from Estonia




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20190615 dress pr0n melania.jpg



Bonus Melania:

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I really like this photograph. Mrs. Trump manages to convey a natural, easy warmth that I've never seen in any photos of FLOTUSes Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama.

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


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r1b2r2/1q2Qpkp/pp3np1/3p4/3N4/4P3/P3BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

1.Ne6+ Bxe6

Pretty much forced. If 1...Kh6 or 1...Kg8 then 2.Qxf8#

2.Qxb7 for the win.


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20190615 - Problem 2.jpg
2kr1r2/p6p/5Pp1/2pP4/1qp2Q1P/7R/PP6/1KR5 w - - 0 1

There are a couple of ways White can win:.

1.Rxc4 Qb6
2.Rb3 Rxd5
3.Rxb6 axb6
4.Qe4 Rfd8
5.f7 Rd1+
6.Kc2 R1d6
7.f8=Q Rxf8
8.Qa8+ Kc7
9.Qxf8 and wins


The second line, which looks kind of like the 1st, starts with

1.Rb3! 1... Qb6 (1...Qa4 2. Rb8+ Kd7 3. Rb7+ Ke8 (3... Kc8 4. Qc7#) 4. Re7#)
(1... cxb3 2. Qxb4 Rxd5)

2.Rxc4 Rxd5
3.Rxb6 axb6
4.Qe4 Rfd8
5.f7 Kc7
6.f8=Q Rxf8
7.Qxd5 Rd8
8.Qe5+

This is the move my app likes, but 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Rf4 is my preferred simplification. Black has no weapons or threats left.

8...Kc6
9.Qe4+ Kc7
10.Kc2 Rd7
11.Ra4 Rd4
12.Qe7+ Kc6
13.Qe6+ Kb7
14.Rxd4 cxd4
15.Qd7+ and wins.


Hope to see you all next week!


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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:20 PM




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1 Best. First. Lady. Ever.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (SUV+r)

2 1

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (FhXTo)

3 Hola from Orlando!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)

4 Just touched down! Whoot!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)

5

On the week's busiest shopping day, Target customers are having trouble making purchases.

The problem is reported to be a nationwide register outage.

In a tweet, Target reported that "guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (aKsyK)

6 Drooling over the content misses 1st same as reading it.

Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (FhXTo)

7 3 Hola from Orlando!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)


Hola! Wie gehts?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (t4VPg)

8
Not a blonde in the bunch

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (TAmPV)

9 Estonia looks like a nice place to visit.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (BuB4M)

10 In a tweet, Target reported that "guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (aKsyK)


I never shop at Target, so it's all good.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:26 PM (t4VPg)

11

Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series "My Little Pony" has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time.

Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday the timing of the episode, "The Last Crusade," is a happy coincidence. The episode introduces a lesbian couple, Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty. They care for Scootaloo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:27 PM (aKsyK)

12 I like the Don Draper playing chess and I heartily approve of Estonia.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 05:28 PM (fuK7c)

13 Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday the timing of the episode, "The Last Crusade," is a happy coincidence. The episode introduces a lesbian couple, Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty. They care for Scootaloo.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:27 PM (aKsyK)


I wonder if they're going to take on the issue of Lesbian Bed Death?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:29 PM (t4VPg)

14 >> The Chess Players

Cowboy vs. Hit-man?

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 05:29 PM (o2vOl)

15 10. Target blows. Their Chines made products, are a little better quality than Walmart.

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:32 PM (HrSJb)

16

Activists took to the streets Saturday to hold rallies calling for the impeachment of President Trump, as they seek to pile further pressure on Democratic leaders in Congress to back a push to oust the president.

While protests were being eyed across the country, California seemed to be the main state for the demonstration. The Mercury News reported that more than 140 rallies were expected through Southern California.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (aKsyK)

17 Problem 1: Ne6+ Bxe6 2. Qxb7 or 1 ... Kg8 or h8 or h6, Qxf8#

Posted by: civil truth at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (YJ0bx)

18 Jesus! My wife is so fucking hot!

Posted by: god king 2 scoops at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (Lktpy)

19 Waiting for the thread got reading the top sidebar about conservatives resistance, good to think about as I do think as of now it's still the most likely scenario.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (BbGew)

20 It begins. Warren takes the lead in Minnesota on New polling against Snuffy Biden. The Big Fade in 1.2.3.

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (HrSJb)

21 A chest thread with no chests?

WTF?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:34 PM (uOhgL)

22 Melania is Amazing. Great photo. Makes Hillary and Outside linebacker Michelle, look like Spam.

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:34 PM (HrSJb)

23 17 Problem 1: Ne6+ Bxe6 2. Qxb7 or 1 ... Kg8 or h8 or h6, Qxf8#
Posted by: civil truth at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (YJ0bx)


Correct.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (t4VPg)

24 I like the painting. The guys wearing suits and fedoras, playing chess out in a field. I guess they're taking a break from plowing or something.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (sdi6R)

25 12 I like the Don Draper playing chess and I heartily approve of Estonia.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 05:28 PM (fuK7c)

She's 12. Lets trade friendship bracelets.

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (Lktpy)

26 Melania is Amazing. Great photo. Makes Hillary and Outside linebacker Michelle, look like Spam.
Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:34 PM (HrSJb)

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GFY

Posted by: Spam at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (uOhgL)

27 Yes

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (HrSJb)

28 26. ROFL!! Nice

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:36 PM (HrSJb)

29 Gorgeous satin and velvet gown by House of Worth


Woolworth had another section upstairs?

Posted by: Miklos, nickle and diming at June 15, 2019 05:37 PM (QzkSJ)

30 Ha! Was at Target early this morning near us because it's the only place to replace my Soda Stream (Go Israel!!0 cannisters.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 15, 2019 05:37 PM (S+f+m)

31 4 Just touched down! Whoot!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)


Cue up Chuck Berry!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCJ5j7oVWc

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 05:37 PM (sdi6R)

32
I like the painting. The guys wearing suits and fedoras, playing chess out in a field. I guess they're taking a break from plowing or something.
Posted by: rickl


They get dressed up for farm work like Oliver Douglas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:37 PM (aKsyK)

33 Argh. Well, no problem at Target, but I don't do anything else there besides Soda Stream because SJW stink.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 15, 2019 05:38 PM (S+f+m)

34 Hola from Orlando!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM

Aw, hell. Nurse and insom are together in Florida. Hope you crazy kids have bail money set aside.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 15, 2019 05:38 PM (Vzb0I)

35 24 I like the painting. The guys wearing suits and fedoras, playing chess out in a field. I guess they're taking a break from plowing or something.
Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 05:35 PM (sdi6R)


Either that or they're taking a break after burying some poor jamoke who got too far behind on his loan payments.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:39 PM (t4VPg)

36 Either that or they're taking a break after burying some poor jamoke who got too far behind on his loan payments.
Posted by: OregonMuse

Or he was just underwater.

Posted by: Miklos, see? at June 15, 2019 05:40 PM (QzkSJ)

37 Mayor De Blasio wants equal rights for Robot Sex Dolls.

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:40 PM (HrSJb)

38 In Search of Bobby Fischer was on the tube a few days ago. Even if you don't know a thing about chess that was a very good movie.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 05:40 PM (2DOZq)

39
I think the guys playing chess are on a beach.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 15, 2019 05:40 PM (TAmPV)

40 It just occurred to me, what does "reservoir dogs" mean in Reservoir Dogs?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 05:40 PM (fuK7c)

41 Is there gonna be Nurse and Insom thread? And would that be awesome, or terrifying?

I know, i know, the power of And.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (SUV+r)

42 Either that or they're taking a break after burying some poor jamoke who got too far behind on his loan payments.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:39 PM

Leave the pawns. Take the King. And the canoli.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (Vzb0I)

43 10 In a tweet, Target reported that "guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (aKsyK)

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As long as middle-aged pervs in clown makeup can still get naked in the little girl's dressing room, everything is fine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (uOhgL)

44 Always fun to see the Trannies in the Target Bathrooms, as the SWJ Mothers freak

Posted by: Jonah at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (HrSJb)

45 3 Hola from Orlando!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)

4 Just touched down! Whoot!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (42kZR)


A Seattleite in Orlando, in mid-June. I did that once for work. Last minute, boss said that I had to be there the next day, and I found out about 3pm Seattle time. Only suit cleaned and acceptable was a wool suit.

The hotel and rental car were air conditioned, but the parking lot and walk to the client's office were not. It was about 8:15 am and when I arrived, my contact, the senior manager, laughed at me, pointed me to the men's room to clean up before starting, and said not to put on my suit jacket, just do the presentation in my shirt and tie.

Yes, I closed that damned deal. I can still remember the lawn sprinklers watering the grass of the building as I got out of the car, making the parking lot area essentially a sauna. I openly cursed my formerly favorite suit.


Have fun and don't melt, nurse!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (sy5kK)

46 Our teams are troubleshooting now


This terminology is triggering.

Posted by: Seeking refuge in Target restroom at June 15, 2019 05:42 PM (QzkSJ)

47 Is there gonna be Nurse and Insom thread?
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM

Mmmm... could be.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at June 15, 2019 05:43 PM (Vzb0I)

48 Hola from Orlando!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM
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She still sounds excited...obviously she hasn't been outside yet....

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:43 PM (UUBmN)

49 Kate Middleton is very classy but she needs to eat a sandwich or two, or three....
And Melania and the Eastonian lass, gorgeous. Too much pretty for one thread.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 05:45 PM (N3JsI)

50 Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color on that purple dress! The dress itself isn't bad either.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:46 PM (UUBmN)

51 It just occurred to me, what does "reservoir dogs" mean in Reservoir Dogs?
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It's a Tarantino jn-joke. He was a fan of the French flick "Au Revoir les Enfants", which he would refer to as "that reservoir film".

Yeah, I don't really get it , either. But there it is.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at June 15, 2019 05:46 PM (iB1oa)

52 It just occurred to me, what does "reservoir dogs" mean in Reservoir Dogs?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Nothing apparently.

Per IMBD:

The title for the film came to Quentin Tarantino via a patron at the now-famous Video Archives. While working there, Tarantino would often recommend little-known titles to customers, and when he suggested Louis Malle's Au Revoir les Enfants (1987), the patron mockingly replied, "I don't want to see no reservoir dogs!" The title is never spoken in the film, however.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 15, 2019 05:46 PM (DrqHq)

53 That little girl in the last picture is always going to wonder why the Lefties and the Press say bad things about Melania.

Because for the rest of her life, she will remember Melania as that nice woman that took the time to take a selfie with her. And some day, a big WOW, when she realizes how cool it was.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 05:46 PM (sy5kK)

54 Well while we're in love with everything I'll note that the girl in cyan has kind of awkward proportions. I can't even figure out what's wrong with her, but something is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 05:47 PM (fuK7c)

55 I put some CCC's in the oven...went outside to see something... started to water some plants... husband comes out and say something is beeping in the kitchen... run inside... cookies are a bit overdone but still eatable.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:47 PM (UUBmN)

56

Maybe a reservoir dog is like a junkyard dog, except at a reservoir.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 05:49 PM (kqTPz)

57 10 In a tweet, Target reported that "guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (aKsyK)

I never shop at Target, so it's all good.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 05:26 PM (t4VPg)


"So it's all good".


*snort*

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 05:49 PM (sy5kK)

58 The picture of the 1950s hotties is, apparently, of Eileen Ford models.

In following that thread, I found that Martha Stewart was a Ford model in the 1960s.

Warning, link goes to Buzzfeed (couldn't find anything better) but yowsers, was she awesome!

https://tinyurl.com/yxl28ayv

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 15, 2019 05:49 PM (S+f+m)

59
It's a Tarantino jn-joke. He was a fan of the French flick "Au Revoir les Enfants", which he would refer to as "that reservoir film".

It's like when you buy a bicycle with Disraeli Gears.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 05:49 PM (aKsyK)

60 Chess Thread Uh Oh Chongo!

The Estonia dress is so wholesome and fetching and firm.


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 05:50 PM (Z+IKu)

61 Michigan takes Game 1 of the CWS from Texas Tech. Next up: Florida State vs. Arkansas.

Barring injury, Arky's Isaiah Campbell should be pitching in the Big Show in a few years.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 05:51 PM (OMsf+)

62 The girl in the white dress.


Lovely.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 05:51 PM (oGiAe)

63 >> 47 Is there gonna be Nurse and Insom thread?

Cue up the love songs.

You need cooling.
Baby I'm not fooling.
I'm gonna send ya
back to schooling.
A-way way way down inside
A-honey you need...

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 05:51 PM (o2vOl)

64 Oh yeah, Martha Stewart was a stone cold hottie. (Wait. Does that make sense?).


And she's really Martha Polskawiczensa or something. She pulled a total Ralph Lipschitz.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 05:52 PM (fuK7c)

65 Love the pic of Melania and the little girl.

Posted by: IC at June 15, 2019 05:54 PM (fiC74)

66 Sitting outside but it's a cool breeze blowing

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 05:54 PM (BbGew)

67 I don't remember that dress in the movie The Champ. I do remember though tearing up at the end of the movie.

'Wake up Champ! Wake up! '

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 05:55 PM (2DOZq)

68 And she's really Martha Polskawiczensa or something. She pulled a total Ralph Lipschitz.


Ralph married a guy with the surname Lauren?

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 05:55 PM (OMsf+)

69
As long as middle-aged pervs in clown makeup can still get naked in the little girl's dressing room, everything is fine.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:41 PM (uOhgL)


Rumor is, that's the highlight of tomorrow night's activity schedule in Orlando.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 05:56 PM (sy5kK)

70 Amazing save da erf final solution to the plastic straw question story.

https://bit.ly/2WJJJ8M

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 05:56 PM (+y/Ru)

71 I don't remember that dress in the movie The Champ. I do remember though tearing up at the end of the movie.

'Wake up Champ! Wake up! '

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 05:55 PM (2DOZq)

There's a Rick Schroeder joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:57 PM (SUV+r)

72 I imagine Insom is cranking up the KC and the Sunshine Band at this moment.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking Florida Man Music at June 15, 2019 05:57 PM (QzkSJ)

73 >> I'll note that the girl in cyan has kind of awkward proportions.

That dress is cyan on your monitor? On mine it's Indigo. Are you getting worked up because she's not wearing a bra?

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 05:58 PM (o2vOl)

74 Well Insomnia and nurse went quiet so they are probably doing it in the car... running the A/C while driving home.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:59 PM (UUBmN)

75 There's a Rick Schroeder joke in there somewhere.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:57 PM (SUV+r)

That's the pep talk he gives to his rig before sex.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 05:59 PM (2DOZq)

76 The only way a lady from Estonia would look even better would be if she were singing.

Posted by: Otto Zilch at June 15, 2019 05:59 PM (pCGVA)

77 Tariq Nasheed
@tariqnasheed
!OJ Simpson has announced he has a twitter account.That's good, because many white media outlets are spreading lies about the trial from the 90's. These outlets like leaving out the fact that OJ was framed by white supremacist officers , and OJ was CORRECTLY found innocent

-
Also, how do we even know that Nichols and Ron are even dead?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 06:00 PM (+y/Ru)

78 72 I imagine Insom is cranking up the KC and the Sunshine Band at this moment.
Posted by: Miklos, thinking Florida Man Music at June 15, 2019 05:57 PM (QzkSJ)

--------

To be followed by The Raspberries' Go All The Way if things look promising.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 06:00 PM (uOhgL)

79 That white dress is see through.
*wipes brow*

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 15, 2019 06:01 PM (Lktpy)

80 Also, how do we even know that Nichols and Ron are even dead?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 06:00 PM (+y/Ru)

--------

How do we know that OJ Simpson is black?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 06:01 PM (uOhgL)

81 >> cookies are a bit overdone but still eatable.

Crunchy cookies for the win!

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (o2vOl)

82 Calls travel agent. Booksvtrip to Estonia.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (axyOa)

83 Perhaps he'll check in during his refractory period.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (fuK7c)

84 Problem 2: After 1. Rb3 black has a choice of bad options.
Perhaps best is the QxR trade 1. ... Qxb3 though that won't stop the bleeding for long

If 1... cxb3, 2. Qxb4 loses the Queen outright because black's pawn at c5 is now pinned.

If 1. ... Qa4 or Qa5, then 2. Qb8+ Kd7, 3 Rb7+ sets up a king chase that quickly leads to mate.

Other black Q moves on move 1 lead to immediate capture

Posted by: civil truth at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (YJ0bx)

85 How do we know that OJ Simpson is black?
Posted by: Cicero
----
Because he played football???

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (UUBmN)

86 Some cookies are better over done a bit.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 06:03 PM (BbGew)

87 Sorry Tariq but the Civil trial proved OJ is a psychopath and a double murderer. But he's black so he must be defended by you race hustlers no matter what.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 06:03 PM (2DOZq)

88 OM, whooo is that lady in the blue dress with the white flower in her hair? I want her to take over as my nanny.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 06:05 PM (qBNEP)

89 >> 74 Well Insomnia and nurse went quiet so they
>> are probably doing it in the car

Now that's a great way to say: "I missed you."

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:05 PM (o2vOl)

90 Just came to me that the painter had to have them playing outside because they are wearing hats.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 06:06 PM (2DOZq)

91 I don't have a complete solution to Problem 2, but Rxc4 looks like a promising start. If Qe1+, Rc1. If the queen moves away, White can threaten Rb3 or Rxc5. Both the R on b3 and the Q are eyeing a check on b8.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 06:06 PM (sdi6R)

92 We know oj is black because a kardashian dorked him duh

Posted by: NCKate at June 15, 2019 06:07 PM (cWedi)

93 If OJ wasn't black, he never would have been accused!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 06:09 PM (oVJmc)

94 >> 88 OM, whooo is that lady in the blue dress with the white
>> flower in her hair? I want her to take over as my nanny.

She looks like she enjoys using a riding crop.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:10 PM (o2vOl)

95 Asian girl- I want to hug her and squeeze her and call her George.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 15, 2019 06:11 PM (JgA4k)

96 OJ's a fucking murderer and he's welcome to sue me for defamation if he wants to bring it all up again in court.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 15, 2019 06:12 PM (oVJmc)

97 94 >> 88 OM, whooo is that lady in the blue dress with the white
>> flower in her hair? I want her to take over as my nanny.

She looks like she enjoys using a riding crop.
Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:10 PM (o2vOl)


The photo is a still from the Mad Men TV series. Elizabeth Moss, perhaps?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 06:12 PM (t4VPg)

98 Husband and son are planning a Father's Day outing. Going to the gun range, then John Wick 3, then meeting me for a late lunch.

Can't imagine a better day for them.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 15, 2019 06:13 PM (S+f+m)

99

O.J. Simpson to become athletic director at Oberlin College.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 06:14 PM (aKsyK)

100 Sorry Tariq but the Civil trial proved OJ is a psychopath and a double murderer.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 06:03 PM (2DOZq)

Yup.....OJ is a double murderer and a scofflaw.

Now where do I find these "white" media outlets Tariq be talking about?

Someone ask Don Lemon, maybe he knows.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 06:14 PM (Z+IKu)

101 89 >> 74 Well Insomnia and nurse went quiet so they
>> are probably doing it in the car

Now that's a great way to say: "I missed you."
Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:05 PM (o2vOl)


Plus, it's Florida, so doing the horizontal cha-cha in your car while you're driving is legal.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 06:14 PM (t4VPg)

102 Chick in white dress: Rowr.

Estonian chick: Wowzer.

Melania: What a wonderful FLOTUS we have.

Coming down with a cold: Bleh.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at June 15, 2019 06:17 PM (1FhAQ)

103 >> 72 I imagine Insom is cranking up the KC and the
>> Sunshine Band at this moment.

Let's hope so. Maybe he can follow up with Bad Company:

Well, I'll take whatever I want...
and baby, I want you.
Now you give me something I need.
I want it, I got something for you.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:17 PM (o2vOl)

104 Bonus Melania is the best Melania!

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at June 15, 2019 06:19 PM (h7sWp)

105
She looks like she enjoys using a riding crop.
Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:10 PM (o2vOl)

Yes, this IS a thread about nurse and insom.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 06:21 PM (sy5kK)

106 Perhaps he'll check in during his refractory period.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 06:02 PM (fuK7c)

Well, it's 6:18-dinner time. Maybe they're both in their refectory period.

Oh, you said refractory.

I am happy they have found each other and soooo thankful I am not an item with anyone on the board because you folks are like older brother/sister levels of joshing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 06:21 PM (ahS0B)

107 Well, I'll take whatever I want...
and baby, I want you.
Now you give me something I need.
I want it, I got something for you.
Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 06:17 PM (o2vOl)


Then Insom will be singing 'Temptation Eyes':

Her wild-eyed innocence is just a game
But just the same my head is spinnin'
She's got a way to keep me on her side
It's just a ride that's never ending
Tonight with me she'll be so exciting
I want her all for myself

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 06:25 PM (t4VPg)

108 Ok, all my baking is done for today!
4 dozen egg cupcakes, 1 1/2 dozen CCC's, and a dozen oatmeal cranberry cookies. That should be enough for the Tech staff, band, and volunteers at church in the morning.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 06:27 PM (UUBmN)

109 Insomniac may be tired out.

Posted by: Vendette at June 15, 2019 06:27 PM (rklxp)

110 72 I imagine Insom is cranking up the KC and the Sunshine Band at this moment.
Posted by: Miklos, thinking Florida Man Music at June 15, 2019 05:57 PM (QzkSJ)

===

They played one of the last nights at Candlestick Park before they tore it down. There was a lot of boogying.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 06:27 PM (EZebt)

111 I have a brand new pair of roller skates
You have a brand new key...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 06:28 PM (SUV+r)

112 Insomniac and Nurse had to stop at the grocery store first to pickup some pancake mix.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 06:29 PM (2DOZq)

113 Big day for the missus today. Hairdresser is here to cut her hair after her 2 surgeries. It's been 3 months so lots of catching up and tears. Haven't seen wife this happy since she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4 months ago. Kinda making me tear up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 15, 2019 06:29 PM (Dhht7)

114 of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose


That scans exactly as "in the court of the Crimson King".

We should Horde-source a prog rock song.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 06:31 PM (fuK7c)

115 Posted by: olddog in mo at June 15, 2019 06:29 PM (Dhht7)

Lord bless both of you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 06:31 PM (SUV+r)

116 Big
day for the missus today. Hairdresser is here to cut her hair after
her 2 surgeries. It's been 3 months so lots of catching up and tears.
Haven't seen wife this happy since she was diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer 4 months ago. Kinda making me tear up.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 15, 2019 06:29 PM (Dhht7)

So happy for her!

Posted by: Vendette at June 15, 2019 06:32 PM (rklxp)

117 They played one of the last nights at Candlestick Park before they tore it down. There was a lot of boogying.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 15, 2019 06:27 PM (EZebt)


Speaking of which the new arena they're building for the Gold State Warriors looks very impressive -- at least the design pics do.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 06:32 PM (t4VPg)

118 It must feel good for her to have her hair cut after that length of time. Glad she's home. Prayers continue, and Happy Father's Day to you, olddog in mo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 06:32 PM (ahS0B)

119 olddog in mo

Glad you both have a low threshold of pleasure. Prayers ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 06:33 PM (u82oZ)

120
Got all four acres mowed today. Very hot outside and it took 7 hours to do.

Now off to Fish City Grill for a Creole Platter, which I richly deserve: two blackened catfish fillets and an andouille sausage link, both slathered in etouffee and served on red beans and rice. Gooooood!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 15, 2019 06:33 PM (Wx/+I)

121 I just got an e-mail saying that BB&T and SunTrust, who announced a merger recently, will henceforth be known as "Truist".

That's retarded. I should have been a highly-paid banking consultant. I could have come up with a better name by throwing darts at a Ouija board.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 06:34 PM (sdi6R)

122
Olddog,
Blessings on you and your wife.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 15, 2019 06:35 PM (Wx/+I)

123 The Princess Kate photo in the green dress with both the shamrock brooch and the large sprig of real shamrocks on her lapel is from the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade -- it looks like from 2014 -- where she distributes shamrock sprigs to the regiment.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 15, 2019 06:36 PM (Dh1wo)

124 Best wishes, olddog in mo and spouse.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 06:37 PM (sdi6R)

125 I
really like this photograph. Mrs. Trump manages to convey a natural,
easy warmth that I've never seen in any photos of FLOTUSes Hillary
Clinton or Michelle Obama.




For the very simple reason that Hillary and Mike are miserable, hate filled beasts

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 06:38 PM (FdGKu)

126 lin-duh I saw the recipe for your egg cupcakes in the other thread. I made a crustless quiche with spinach and shallots but I think I'll try your ingredients next time.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 06:40 PM (5I436)

127 olddog, simple pleasures in a lifetime of love. Blessings on the both of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 06:42 PM (6LZkj)

128 Was reading a article on the Russian view on a WWII video game, anyway there is a click bait 30 strict rules Melania has to follow.
Should I? Could be a chuckle

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 06:43 PM (BbGew)

129 TJM will be moderating the Movie Thread from Spain?

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 06:45 PM (5I436)

130 Insom and Nurse- in the words of the immortal Shirley and Lee Comeon baby- "Let the good times roll"

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 06:45 PM (6LZkj)

131 121 I just got an e-mail saying that BB&T and SunTrust, who announced a merger recently, will henceforth be known as "Truist".

That's retarded. I should have been a highly-paid banking consultant. I could have come up with a better name by throwing darts at a Ouija board.
Posted by: rickl



I got the same email. "Truist" is retarded. Should have gone with BB&SunTrust.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 06:46 PM (VhR1N)

132 A few years ago some sports channel re ran Super Bowl I. Besides the graphics being really bad, the thing that struck me was that most of the teams were white. Blacks were maybe 25%-30%.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 06:46 PM (+Tibp)

133 Thank you all.

Glad you both have a low threshold of pleasure. Prayers ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 06:33


Hah. Yeah, pretty much. It's one day at a time. Every day is a blessing. Going to head to lake for few days before we go back to STL to meet w oncologist. Doubt I can get her on the 'toon, but she can set on deck and enjoy the view. If it doesn't rain.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria! at June 15, 2019 06:47 PM (Dhht7)

134 Martha Stewart's name was Martha Helen Kostyra. Knew another Polish family with that name.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 15, 2019 06:47 PM (9YBqo)

135 Olddog I was just thinking of you last night. You both continue to be in my prayers.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 06:47 PM (dUJdY)

136 kallisto,
It's my go to recipe for egg pie. I get LOTS of request for it. Make sure you cook the veggies and bacon first. I put the cheese, then veggies, then bacon and pour the egg mixture on top of everything. It's the best way to get everything evenly distributed.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 06:48 PM (UUBmN)

137 A few years ago some sports channel re ran Super Bowl I. Besides the graphics being really bad, the thing that struck me was that most of the teams were white. Blacks were maybe 25%-30%.
Posted by: Blutarski

I enstompened myself. Thing is I think more and more upper middle and middle class white folk are letting their sons play high school football. And there has been much more opportunity for black kids to show their talents since those days.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 15, 2019 06:49 PM (+Tibp)

138 Micheal Obama was a butter furst lady the this white woman fron someplace in Europe. Micheal was a reel American, not the fraud Trump calls his wife !!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and Prood of it !!! at June 15, 2019 06:49 PM (qM84C)

139 lin-duh-and we have never had these at a MoMe because-?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 06:50 PM (6LZkj)

140 lin-duh-and we have never had these at a MoMe because-?
Posted by: Ben Had
-----
Real morons don't eat quiche????

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 06:52 PM (UUBmN)

141 136. ok thanks! Does it freeze well?

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 06:52 PM (5I436)

142 Micheal Obama could really pour the baby batter after 3 days rest.

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 15, 2019 06:53 PM (Lktpy)

143 lin-duh just teasing you. Your champagne custard cake already has you in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 06:53 PM (6LZkj)

144 Hey Jewells, I was thinking of you today as well. Packing for the lake and I came across your note you included w the bracelet I ordered. You know that zipper pull you included for wife? She didn't get it. I claimed it since my zipper pull broke on my laptop bag. LOL.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria! at June 15, 2019 06:54 PM (Dhht7)

145 ok thanks! Does it freeze well?
Posted by: kallisto
Yes. It also reheats well like most quiches.
I also add a touch of fresh nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Some times I'll add a small clove of minced garlic to the veggies when I cook them.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 06:55 PM (UUBmN)

146
Okay, okay, now I've got one that is sure to stump you all, for sure this time. No one is gonna get this.

I've been up and down and 'round and 'round and back again,
Been so many places I can't remember where or when.
And my only boss was the clock on the wall
And my only friend never really was a friend at all.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 06:55 PM (kqTPz)

147 Hey Jewells, I was thinking of you today as well. Packing for the lake and I came across your note you included w the bracelet I ordered. You know that zipper pull you included for wife? She didn't get it. I claimed it since my zipper pull broke on my laptop bag. LOL.

lmao! Well as long as someone enjoys it!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 06:57 PM (dUJdY)

148 Well Insomnia and nurse went quiet so they
>> are probably doing it in the car


That airport parking ain't cheap.

Posted by: Miklos, economical at June 15, 2019 06:58 PM (QzkSJ)

149 Whoa. A painting of Marlowe playing chess with himself.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at June 15, 2019 06:58 PM (Clxcy)

150 @146 Jim Croce?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria! at June 15, 2019 06:58 PM (Dhht7)

151 Okay I'm claiming pure ignorance here. What does the song Gloria have to do with St. Louis Blues?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 06:59 PM (dUJdY)

152 Overcast at the Open (TV). Not far away, college graduation.

Martin Sheen, speaker. Not *that* bad, though bad.

But still stunning, when one hears it in real life, how pervasive are the dangerous, vapid, "justice" aspirations ("social", "environmental" - WTF?), and the insane conflation of all kinds of bad things with "immigration", it puts another few light years between a literate, thinking, responsible, morally aware person and the masses of dumbed down moral narcissism-deformed coastal clueless.

And what the actual F is "sustainable" supposed to mean?

Posted by: Rhomboid at June 15, 2019 07:00 PM (QYESj)

153
Jim Croce?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria!



Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (kqTPz)

154 Swinging in Orlando and Tampa. It's a thing there.

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (Lktpy)

155 Miklos, 9 bucks an hour is cheaper than a room.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (6LZkj)

156 Cigars arrived on Friday.

Cannot find cigar cutter.

Preparing for emergency cigar surgery, using the one "sharp knife" and perhaps certain garden implements.

Posted by: Miklos, I could clamp one Churchill and try the weed whacker at June 15, 2019 07:02 PM (QzkSJ)

157 And what the actual F is "sustainable" supposed to mean?
Posted by: Rhomboid at June 15, 2019 07:00 PM (QYESj)

A 4 hour boner.

Posted by: Joey Biden at June 15, 2019 07:02 PM (Lktpy)

158 speaking of see through white dresses...
https://pbs.tw___.com/media/ D6j-N7jX4AAVAP2.jpg
Remove the space

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:03 PM (UUBmN)

159 old dog - glad to hear of a simple pleasure for your wife. My husband's long-time barber came to our house once when hubby was disabled for a while. It meant so much to him that his barber would do that. And he felt so good about getting a real haircut, not the half @$$ed job I did, best I could.

Hope you and the missus enjoy your time at the lake and have pleasant weather.

Posted by: cfo mom at June 15, 2019 07:03 PM (RfzVr)

160 Okay I'm claiming pure ignorance here. What does the song Gloria have to do with St. Louis Blues?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 06:59 PM (dUJdY)

https://tinyurl.com/y4j74l3f

Posted by: Vendette at June 15, 2019 07:03 PM (rklxp)

161 Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??

Posted by: Soothsayer's

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

Let me get back to you after I check the "Time in a bottle."

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria! at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM (Dhht7)

162 9 bucks an hour is cheaper than a room.
Posted by: Ben Had

Ha!

Will there be live audio from the MoMe?

At least audio.

Posted by: Miklos, hearing the sound of ice cubes and gunfire at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM (QzkSJ)

163 And add i m g where the line is...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM (UUBmN)

164 A solitary man standing in the baggage claim area holding a single white rose.

He sees her running down the concourse to fall into to awaiting arms and then...

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM (6LZkj)

165 Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM

I have some thyme in a bottle somewhere...

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (Vzb0I)

166 Problem 1. Ne6+
Problem 2. Rxc4

I worked out solutions but it's late and it would take me too long to type them out (ok, I havent worked out *all* of #2 because there's a lot of it).

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (vWMNq)

167 I will add that Alexander Steen's dad Thomas played his entire career with the Winnipeg Jets and served on the city council.

Posted by: Vendette at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (rklxp)

168 OK, nobody has asked me in this thread, but a couple of people have asked me how I'm doing in previous threads and my responses keep getting willowed. So since we're in an open thread, here is a repost of my comment from the Pet Thread:


A lot has happened in the last few weeks. Yesterday morning I got targeted radiation treatment on the tumor they found in my brain a couple weeks ago, using a robotic device called CyberKnife.

I lay on a table and it moved around, lobbing photon torpedoes at the tumor from different angles. I couldn't see it though, as I had to wear a plastic mask to keep my head still.

The doctor said it went well and thinks that single treatment should kill it. The only side effect I felt yesterday was fatigue, which they said was normal. I went to bed early last night, got a good night's sleep, and woke up today feeling fine, and just finished mowing the lawn with no issues.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (sdi6R)

169 Sustainable; Woodland is playing sustainable golf right now. (Verb).

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (vGYXT)

170 Miklos, you should just come and join us!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:06 PM (6LZkj)

171 rick,
Praying for you...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:06 PM (UUBmN)

172 He sees her running down the concourse to fall into to awaiting arms and then...
Posted by: Ben Had


Breaks into an awesome shirtless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner?

Posted by: Miklos, there is Florida Man precedent at June 15, 2019 07:07 PM (QzkSJ)

173 >> 109 Insomniac may be tired out.

Hopefully he took some Vitamin E and ate some testosterone-boosting foods:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323759.php

It's the least we can do for the 'ette in our lives.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (o2vOl)

174 Prayers up, rick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (fuK7c)

175 That sounds encouraging rickl. Hope all goes well.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Play Gloria! at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (Dhht7)

176 rickl, G-d's hand is on your shoulder.

Do you need anything?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (6LZkj)

177 FSU vs. Arkansas in the CWS.

Potent potables at the ready!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (XAYDB)

178 They jumped into his pick-up,
Insomnia jammed her down in gear.
Insomnia looked at Nurse,
Said, "Let's get on out of here."
The stars were high above them.
The moon was in the east.
The sun was setting on them,
When they reached Miami Beach.
They got a motel by the water,
And a quart of Bombay Gin.
The road goes on forever.
And the party never ends.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (Z+IKu)

179 rickl, thanks for the update. Sounds good that you felt well and they expect no further treatment needed. Continued prayers for you, my fellow moron.

Posted by: cfo mom at June 15, 2019 07:09 PM (RfzVr)

180 How do I love thee?

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

Posted by: Miklos, quoting according to the Story of Insom at June 15, 2019 07:10 PM (QzkSJ)

181 rickl, that's good news!

Prayers up for continued "no issues."

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 15, 2019 07:11 PM (A0NQI)

182 129 TJM will be moderating the Movie Thread from Spain?
Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 06:45 PM (5I436

======

If I manage to stay awake with this glass of complimentary Cutty Sark, perhaps. Got church in the morning at the cathedral with Christopher Columbus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 07:11 PM (OoEEx)

183 178 They jumped into his pick-up,
Insomnia jammed her down in gear.
Insomnia looked at Nurse,
Said, "Let's get on out of here."
The stars were high above them.
The moon was in the east.
The sun was setting on them,
When they reached Miami Beach.
They got a motel by the water,
And a quart of Bombay Gin.
The road goes on forever.
And the party never ends.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 07:08 PM (Z+IKu)

stay away from the Cubans, Insom!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 07:12 PM (V2Yro)

184 LASue, are you lurking on this thread?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:13 PM (6LZkj)

185 TJM, ask Chris whether he hated the noble non-native Native Americans, he gets a bad rap these days.

Posted by: Rhomboid at June 15, 2019 07:13 PM (QYESj)

186 Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (kqTPz)

All us 29 year olds have photograghs and memories.

Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 07:13 PM (zcuxU)

187 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (ScThf)

188 Nurse and the Insom and a dog named Jake
and a cat named Kalamazoo

Left Tuscon in a pickup truck
Gonna make their dreams come true.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (SUV+r)

189 I've got a name.

Posted by: Jamie Foxx's Theme Song at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (fuK7c)

190 Got church in the morning at the cathedral with Christopher Columbus.
-----
I thought he was dead.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (iB1oa)

191 LMAO, O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (XAYDB)

192 rickl, hold on to what they told you after your treatment. That and GOD's Mercy. Doctors, nurses, and all medical personnel, be they believers or atheists, are in the time and place that GOD put them. From the beginning of time GOD planned they be there to care for you and so they did. Hold on, friend.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 07:15 PM (qBNEP)

193 >> 180 How do I love thee?

>> 172 He sees her running down the concourse to fall into
>> awaiting arms and then breaks into an awesome shirtless
>> rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

Miklos wins.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 07:15 PM (o2vOl)

194 All us 29 year olds have photograghs and memories.
Posted by: tbodie

Telephone numbers on matchbooks? Kinda old and faded?

Posted by: Miklos, the sob sisters are over there at June 15, 2019 07:15 PM (QzkSJ)

195 I see someone solved problem 1 and someone attempted problem 2 but seems to have a different move from me.

So. Problem 2.

1. Rxc4

Unfortuately the black Q has two different options.

First.

1. ... Qe1+
2. Rc1 Qa5 (or Qe1 3. Rxc5+ looks worse)
3. Rb3 threatening Qb8 and mate to follow.

Still some work to do here.

Second. Looks mostly forced.

1. ... Qb6 (protecting c5)
2. Rb3 Qc7
3. Rxc5 Qxc5
4. Qb8+ Kd7
5. Rb7+ Ke8
6. Qe5#

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:15 PM (vWMNq)

196 City Sark is standard welcoming beverage in Spain? Huh.

Posted by: Rhomboid at June 15, 2019 07:16 PM (QYESj)

197
Will there be live audio from the MoMe?

At least audio.

Posted by: Miklos, hearing the sound of ice cubes and gunfire at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM


that raises a question...there being a semi-official rule of "no pictures" at the MoMes; I don't think there's any prohibition on audio

I had my "Mr.Microphone with me at last weekend's MiMoMe; maybe I should find a 16 track tape machine for the next one

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 07:16 PM (eReUo)

198 So I read this thing about getting rid of plastic straws, people are losing their shit. Why? I spent probably my first first 20 yrs using paper straws, never had a problem. I beard that the whole plastic straw thing was started by a 9 yr old.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:16 PM (vGYXT)

199 Hang tough, rickl. You got this.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (SUV+r)

200 That's great news rickl. Praying that all continues to be well for you.

Vendette.. thank you! Now I know!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (dUJdY)

201 rickl, that's good news!

Prayers up for continued "no issues."
Posted by: My life is insanity

Seconded

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (ScThf)

202 Really like the Bonus Melania pic.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (XAYDB)

203 195 Still some work to do here.

Looks as if most of the second line works here as well but the solutions are due to be posted soon ... so I probably don't have time.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (vWMNq)

204 Telephone numbers on matchbooks? Kinda old and faded?


Some moron told a story about that a month or two ago. Song comes on the car radio and the daughter asks,

"Daddy, what's an operator?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM (fuK7c)

205 Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:05 PM (sdi6R)

Thanks for the update. Glad that you felt well enough to mow the lawn. Prayers continue.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (ahS0B)

206 Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the Blue Dress on!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (V2Yro)

207 191 LMAO, O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter
Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (XAYDB)

Oh no no no no no no! Fuck no!

Posted by: oj's oldest son with a long history of violence and acting stabby at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (Lktpy)

208 @54 That little girl in the last picture is always going to wonder why the Lefties and the Press say bad things about Melania.

Because for the rest of her life, she will remember Melania as that nice woman that took the time to take a selfie with her. And some day, a big WOW, when she realizes how cool it was.

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

Either that, or she'll get so much grief over it as she grows up that she'll tear up her only copy and deny any and all claims that it's her in the picture.

Posted by: junior at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (Fp6vo)

209 I had my "Mr.Microphone with me at last weekend's MiMoMe; maybe I should find a 16 track tape machine for the next one
Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 07:16 PM (eReUo)
----
He did some wicked beatboxing in the range parking lot.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (kQs4Y)

210 Some moron told a story about that a month or two ago. Song comes on the car radio and the daughter asks,

"Daddy, what's an operator?"
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:17 PM

They live behind the fence, honey. I could tell you about them, but I'd have to kill you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 15, 2019 07:19 PM (Vzb0I)

211 Got church in the morning at the cathedral with Christopher Columbus.
-----
I thought he was dead.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

If he ain't, he must poop once every ten years.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:20 PM (ScThf)

212 "Daddy, what's an operator?"
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Lissen up, chile. The good ones be smooth.

Posted by: Sade at June 15, 2019 07:20 PM (QzkSJ)

213 @rickl #91 ... missed that scrolling back.

@rickl #168 ... good luck with your treatment ... looks very star trek.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:21 PM (vWMNq)

214 Really damn annoying that ESPN switches to putting the score/count at the top of the frame for the CWS, where it's hidden by the CC.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:21 PM (XAYDB)

215 Devil with the Blue Dress on!
Posted by: Tom Servo

Shoes. Blue. Suede. OFF

Posted by: Carl Perkins at June 15, 2019 07:22 PM (QzkSJ)

216 rickl - praying for you, can't imagine having to go through that

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 07:22 PM (BbGew)

217 An added bonus for the MoMe is that there is a large concrete area that will serve as a dance floor.

Ya all better like Bonnie Rait and Johnny Lang.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:22 PM (6LZkj)

218 186 Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (kqTPz)

All us 29 year olds have photograghs and memories.
Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 07:13 PM (zcuxU)

Bad Bad LeRoy Brown knows Jim Croce songs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 07:22 PM (V2Yro)

219 Who the heck knows Jim Croce songs??
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:01 PM (kqTPz)

I save Jim Croce songs in a bottle.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 07:23 PM (SUV+r)

220 Ever watch those videos where they put a kid in front of a rotary phone and ask them to work it?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:23 PM (vGYXT)

221 Operator, operator, won't you help me post this comment.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:23 PM (vWMNq)

222 Thank's everybody. I should point out that while the doctor said the radiation should kill this particular tumor, there's no guarantee that new ones won't appear.

But I figure just concentrate on this one, and worry about hypothetical future ones if and when they arise.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:24 PM (sdi6R)

223 So, if I end up using the chainsaw to cut the cigars, I should do all at once, right?

Posted by: Miklos, amateur tobacco shade tree physicist at June 15, 2019 07:24 PM (QzkSJ)

224 rickl, thanks for letting us know about your progress.


hoping for only the best for you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 07:25 PM (sy5kK)

225
Ya all better like Bonnie Rait and Johnny Lang.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:22 PM


no Ray Wylie Hubbard?

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 07:25 PM (eReUo)

226 Time in a Bottle

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:25 PM (vGYXT)

227 rickl, you are a blessing unto the Horde and we love you.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (6LZkj)

228 I thought he was dead.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at June 15, 2019 07:14 PM (iB1oa)

Us old white guys may die, but we never go away.

Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (zcuxU)

229 Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (aS1PU)

230 "Target guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores. Our teams are troubleshooting now."

How about about a back up plan that involves registers that don't need electricity or the internet?

Posted by: lowandslow at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (4thlk)

231 Solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (t4VPg)

232 I was telling my dogs groomer's husband about how I eat a keto diet and I like lots of steak. He's started talking about how we now know that raising livestock for food is bad for the environment...
Sometimes I hate living in Austin, ok it's most of the time.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (UUBmN)

233 I save Jim Croce songs in a bottle.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Makes it hard to read the numbers.

Posted by: Miklos, shade tree anthropologist at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (QzkSJ)

234 and worry about hypothetical future ones if and when they arise.


No, if they arise you don't worry about them. You carve them out with a frickin' x-acto knife and sautee them in garlic.

Then you eat the fricking cancer. You eat it and shit it out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (fuK7c)

235
Telephone numbers on matchbooks? Kinda old and faded?

Posted by: Miklos, the sob sisters are over there at June 15


Gah, I've been sorting and trashing all day. Found my MC license from 91 and 38 special ticket stubs from 92. I'm mucking out.

Posted by: Infidel at June 15, 2019 07:27 PM (xzK3J)

236 231
Solutions up


Thanks.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 15, 2019 07:27 PM (vWMNq)

237 I save Jim Croce songs in a bottle.
Posted by: Pug Mahon


Yep. Got one.

Posted by: the Police at June 15, 2019 07:27 PM (QzkSJ)

238 No, if they arise you don't worry about them. You carve them out with a frickin' x-acto knife and sautee them in garlic.

Then you eat the fricking cancer. You eat it and shit it out.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Guess this ain't the food thread.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:28 PM (ScThf)

239 @198 Why? I spent probably my first first 20 yrs using paper straws, never had a problem.

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

Some locales aren't allowing ANY straws. There was a boba tea place up in San Francisco that backed that city's straw ban. Boba tea requires straws to drink properly, but the place had already made arrangements to switch over to edible straws. Unfortunately, it was only after the ban went into effect that the tea place discovered that San Francisco's ban covered *all* straws, and not just plastic ones.

Posted by: junior at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (Fp6vo)

240 Has anyone heard from Bluebell ?

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (ScThf)

241 AltonJackson- Stevie Ray Vaughn, Motown and Doyle Bramhall.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (6LZkj)

242 220 Ever watch those videos where they put a kid in front of a rotary phone and ask them to work it?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:23 PM (vGYXT)


There is a great Bell Telephone film on YouTube from 1940 where rotary phones are being introduced in a small town and the old folk have to be taught how to use them.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

243 Sending prayers for rickl and Mrs. olddog.

114 of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose


That scans exactly as "in the court of the Crimson King".

We should Horde-source a prog rock song.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 06:31 PM (fuK7c)


Now we just need a theme, an electric organ, and 45 minutes of playing time.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (1FhAQ)

244 the chess thread would be a lot more enjoyable if the answers were in English, instead of secret code.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 07:30 PM (OpNEm)

245 I nominate forvthe unofficial theme song of AoS:

I Got a Name

Posted by: tbodie at June 15, 2019 07:30 PM (zcuxU)

246 Has anyone heard from Bluebell ?

Cut her arm off and then poked her eye with the stump.

I think she's taking pirate lessons from grammie winger.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:30 PM (fuK7c)

247
I'm down with that, Ben Had

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 07:30 PM (eReUo)

248 the place had already made arrangements to switch over to edible straws.


Hmm. Edible underwear preceded edible straws by decades.


Interesting how human knowledge advances.

Posted by: Miklos, expert of some sort at June 15, 2019 07:30 PM (QzkSJ)

249 Has anyone heard from Bluebell ?
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (ScThf)


Three or so days ago, off the blog. She didn't mention that she'd be away or anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:31 PM (t+qrx)

250 234
No, if they arise you don't worry about them. You carve them out with a frickin' x-acto knife and sautee them in garlic.

Then you eat the fricking cancer. You eat it and shit it out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (fuK7c)


Before or after I slap hot iron to it? Just want to make sure I keep the instructions straight.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:32 PM (sdi6R)

251 Has anyone heard from Bluebell ?

Why? Is something wrong? Did I miss something?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:32 PM (dUJdY)

252 Wow, Jim Croce really had lots of hit songs.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:33 PM (t4VPg)

253 70's moustache competition:

Jim Croce [ ]

Thomas Magnum [ ]

Vote or add your own, unless it's Lemmy.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:34 PM (vGYXT)

254 Every once in a while, I "discover" a song that I may have heard 1000x before, but which suddenly captures my attention for some reason. Ace has triggered these before for me, on some of his rare music threads. But this week it came from the radio - Eric Clapton's "Mainline Florida". That guitar riff is almost mesmerizing. The organ adds a lot too, and I just learned that he used a talk-box towards the end. I'll probably listen to it over and over until I get sick of it.

Posted by: Chris M at June 15, 2019 07:34 PM (6XZdO)

255 Before or after I slap hot iron to it? Just want to make sure I keep the instructions straight.
Posted by: rickl

"This electrical hot iron slapper is not for use in bathtub or other water using situations"

Posted by: Miklos, unread technical writer at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (QzkSJ)

256

She's living in L.A., with my best old ex-friend Ray



I really liked that line. Says so much with few words.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (sy5kK)

257 Sam Elliott.

Posted by: Infidel at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (xzK3J)

258 Did I miss something?
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:32 PM (dUJdY)


Did you?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (t+qrx)

259 252 Wow, Jim Croce really had lots of hit songs.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:33 PM (t4VPg)


Yes, in a very short period of time. His career was just hitting its stride when he was killed in a small plane crash while on tour.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

260 Liked Croce's music but Tom Selleck had the entire package. Mustache and good looks. Last episode of Magnum PI with him in uniform. Yowsa!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (N3JsI)

261 252 Wow, Jim Croce really had lots of hit songs.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:33 PM (t4VPg)

--Yeah, pretty good.

Also Al Stewart.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (XAYDB)

262 Ben Had, Bonnie Raitt and Nick Of Time. Sings like an angel, since the 60's.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 07:36 PM (qBNEP)

263 Wow, Jim Croce really had lots of hit songs.
Posted by: OregonMuse

The 70's did, in fact, suck. QED

Posted by: Miklos, and the polyester clothes at June 15, 2019 07:37 PM (QzkSJ)

264 Eromero-Angel from Montgomery.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:37 PM (6LZkj)

265 Ben Had, Bonnie Raitt and Nick Of Time. Sings like an angel, since the 60's.
Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 07:36 PM (qBNEP)


Her version of Prine's "Angel From Montgomery" is the best. Nothing comes close.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:37 PM (t+qrx)

266 Woo hoo!

Nice catch by the 'Noles!!

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:38 PM (XAYDB)

267 240 Has anyone heard from Bluebell ?
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:29 PM (ScThf)
---
The guard with the spork in his jugular.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (kQs4Y)

268 261
Also Al Stewart.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (XAYDB)


Al Stewart is an infinitely better songwriter in my opinion, but Croce had more actual hit singles.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (sdi6R)

269 Scrolling back, trying to catch up after being off the grid....

olddog, that's so sweet. The little things we take for granted, they mean so much when we aren't able to do them. May you and the mrs. continue to find and appreciate those "things."

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (A0NQI)

270

Blueberry excaped?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (kqTPz)

271 [Did you?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (t+qrx)

I'm asking the questions here!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (dUJdY)

272 232 I was telling my dogs groomer's husband about how I eat a keto diet and I like lots of steak. He's started talking about how we now know that raising livestock for food is bad for the environment...
Sometimes I hate living in Austin, ok it's most of the time.

========
Just say "anything we do is bad for the enviroment to some extent, so the only solution is for all of us to die...... you go first."

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (fj0NQ)

273 Mom and lesbian lover tear off 9-year-old son's penis then behead him...

A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

-
Well, it is Pride Month.

https://bit.ly/2KPkt9O

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (+y/Ru)

274 hogmartin, we shall stand together and sing it in full throated harmony.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (6LZkj)

275 Some locales aren't allowing ANY straws

-

Could you imagine what they'd do if they found out trash services in the hinterlands don't give a sh*t about recycling, straws, or whether you mixed your paper with your plastic in the big black garbage bags of trash you take to the dump?

See all those red states? Everyone outside of the cities doesn't give a sh*t because they know no one is paying them for the garbage.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 15, 2019 07:40 PM (qKSAT)

276 Rickl, this will probably be willowed but so glad things went well yesterday. I pray for you every day.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 15, 2019 07:40 PM (Vf4Y7)

277 Al Stewart is an infinitely better songwriter in my opinion, but Croce had more actual hit singles.
Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (sdi6R)

--"Year of the Cat" was good. I liked it as a kid, way before I got the full meaning.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (XAYDB)

278 Hiya Mrs. Leggy !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (ScThf)

279 Seems like 1. Rxc4 allows more counterplay by black after 1. ... Qa5 than does 1. Rb3, which, as noted, opens up 2. Qb8+ after 1. ... Qa5.

For instance, 1. Rxc4 Qa5, 2. Ra3 Qb6, 3. Rb4 Rxf6 (or 3 Rc3 Rxd5). White still has a very strong position, or course, but black is at least having the prospect of getting one or both rooks into play.

Posted by: civil truth at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (YJ0bx)

280 hogmartin, we shall stand together and sing it in full throated harmony.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (6LZkj)


Agreed, but only if you back me up. Last time I quoted it on the ONT, SMH and logprof thought I was an 'ette.

I can play it too, if someone leaves a guitar unattended. It's only four chords, and they're the easy ones. Even easier if you capo.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (t+qrx)

281
And what the actual F is "sustainable" supposed to mean?
Posted by: Rhomboid


A perpetual motion machine

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (aKsyK)

282 Suzie Parker 2nd model in retro model line up. She was beautiful. She was married to Bradford Dillman. Ok actor but I always thought, huh? What is the appeal?

Posted by: argie at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (6lIeU)

283 The guard with the spork in his jugular.

That sounds like something from Jail Clue

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (ScThf)

284 A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that horrible story.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (dUJdY)

285 I'm asking the questions here!
Posted by: Jewells45

*waves custom keychain in front of monitor*

*speaks with distinct Hungarian accent*

You are sleepy, veeery sleeepy....

(Now Jewells, Command Him!)

Posted by: Miklos, needing cape and other miscellany at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (QzkSJ)

286 Stewart did have Roads to Moscow, the rare pop song having to do with anything other than luv or stupid youthful rebellion etc., which was nice.

Posted by: Rhomboid at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (QYESj)

287 Al Stewart is an infinitely better songwriter in my opinion, but Croce had more actual hit singles.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (sdi6R)


It is known.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (t4VPg)

288 The guard with the spork in his jugular.

That sounds like something from Jail Clue
Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:43 PM (ScThf)


Or a John Bellairs title from an alternate universe.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (t+qrx)

289 JT! Happy Saturday night!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (Vf4Y7)

290 Year of the Cat was one of the best tech orally recorded albums I probably had

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (vGYXT)

291
I'll bring my harmonica...

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (eReUo)

292 --"Year of the Cat" was good. I liked it as a kid, way before I got the full meaning.
Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (XAYDB)


Care to explain then? Cuz I loved it but didn't understand it at all. I was young and dumb though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (dUJdY)

293 232 I was telling my dogs groomer's husband about how I eat a keto diet and I like lots of steak. He's started talking about how we now know that raising livestock for food is bad for the environment...
Sometimes I hate living in Austin, ok it's most of the time.
Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (UUBmN)

That's when you say, "I know. Thank God we slaughtered all the buffalo on the plains or the world would have ended generations ago."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (jp0Bv)

294 MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

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Wait, the kid didn't remind her of HIS dad, but of her dad?

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (qKSAT)

295 Even easier if you capo.

Capo di tutti fruity ?

The boss of all bananas ?

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (ScThf)

296 hogmartin, guess who happens to have a guitar,

DangerGirl and she will bring it.

I'm gonna bet that Jane D'oh will join us.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:45 PM (6LZkj)

297 Damn, this game has hellaceous pitching.

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:45 PM (XAYDB)

298

If I could save time in a bottle then I'd have a bottle of time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 07:45 PM (aKsyK)

299 260 Liked Croce's music but Tom Selleck had the entire package. Mustache and good looks. Last episode of Magnum PI with him in uniform. Yowsa!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 07:35 PM (N3JsI)


I take it you're an 'ette, then...?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (t4VPg)

300 Or a John Bellairs title from an alternate universe.
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Ha!

Would read.

Lewis can only take so much.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (kQs4Y)

301 JT! Happy Saturday night!
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy

LOL !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (ScThf)

302 Mom and lesbian lover tear off 9-year-old son's penis then behead him...



A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.



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Well, it is Pride Month.



https://bit.ly/2KPkt9O





Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 07:39 PM (+y/Ru)


Maybe they can write that into the next episode of My Little Pony

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (aVdBV)

303 I'm gonna bet that Jane D'oh will join us.
Posted by: Ben Had

Pictures.Of.Oysters

Posted by: Miklos, willing to be oysterboarded at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (QzkSJ)

304

Croce gets an A+ for lyrics.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (kqTPz)

305 Lewis can only take so much.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (kQs4Y)


Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (t+qrx)

306 Alton, please do!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (6LZkj)

307 Also, props to the Marine keeping eyes frontandcenter as FLOTUS walks by.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (kQs4Y)

308 Good on yuh rickl, fuck cancer.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (fj0NQ)

309

The lyrics I posted were from "Age," good song.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (kqTPz)

310 MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

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(crosses legs)

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:48 PM (ScThf)

311 Miklos, after the oysters comes 20
ettes line dancing in blue jeans.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:49 PM (6LZkj)

312 Is tonight a movie thread night or a fishy thread night?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:49 PM (kQs4Y)

313 307 Also, props to the Marine keeping eyes frontandcenter as FLOTUS walks by.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:47 PM (kQs4Y)


I didn't know they allowed blind men in the Marines.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:49 PM (sdi6R)

314 Maybe they can write that into the next episode of My Little Pony
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (aVdBV)


Ugh. That article reads like a script from a horror movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (t4VPg)

315

It's Fish Movie night.

For instance, SPLASH.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (kqTPz)

316 Miklos, after the oysters comes 20
ettes line dancing in blue jeans.
Posted by: Ben Had

Daisy Dukes?

Posted by: Miklos, culturally appropriate at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (QzkSJ)

317 20
ettes line dancing in blue jeans.


Say what?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (dUJdY)

318 Rickl -Pretty sure nose oncologists are like that, this cancer/tumor is gone, but it may come back.

Kinda like the Hoarde and feelings when a rhino is purged.

Congrats on it being gone.

Posted by: Bete at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (F9322)

319 312 Is tonight a movie thread night or a fishy thread night?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:49 PM (kQs4Y)


TJM's movie thread will be up shortly.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (t4VPg)

320 I take it you're an 'ette, then...?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:46 PM (t4VPg)

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How dare you assume it's gender!
Your agonizer sir!

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 15, 2019 07:51 PM (fj0NQ)

321 292 --"Year of the Cat" was good. I liked it as a kid, way before I got the full meaning.
Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:42 PM (XAYDB)

Care to explain then? Cuz I loved it but didn't understand it at all. I was young and dumb though.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (dUJdY)

--There were just some 70's/early '80s songs that struck a chord. I also loved this one: https://youtu.be/KQ-8KpYHE5Q

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:51 PM (XAYDB)

322 Good on yuh rickl, fuck cancer.

rickl's gonna be busy.

He's supposed to cook it, eat it shit it out and fuck it.

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (ScThf)

323

Best Jim Croce song?

Easy: Cat In The Cradle.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (kqTPz)

324 Jewells, bring a pair of jeans. We are gonna Tx party,

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (6LZkj)

325 "Most", where did "nose" come from autocucumber?

Posted by: Bete at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (F9322)

326 293 232 I was telling my dogs groomer's husband about how I eat a keto diet and I like lots of steak. He's started talking about how we now know that raising livestock for food is bad for the environment...
Sometimes I hate living in Austin, ok it's most of the time.
Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 07:26 PM (UUBmN)

That's when you say, "I know. Thank God we slaughtered all the buffalo on the plains or the world would have ended generations ago."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (jp0Bv)


Ha! Great answer!

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

327 Bluebell commented in a thread several days ago that she was having an health issue with one of eyes and her vision, so please keep her in prayer for healing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (ahS0B)

328 315

It's Fish Movie night.

For instance, SPLASH.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:50 PM (kqTPz

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More of a monkey movie thread night.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (OoEEx)

329 "Year of the Cat" was good. I liked it as a kid, way before I got the full meaning.

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You had to buy the song to find out if the cat is dead or alive?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (+y/Ru)

330 Hey everybody.

Been eating too much of the Beer Nuts Bar Mix lately. Now I gots me the scurrrrrrvy!! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (miE9U)

331 ettes line dancing in blue jeans.

Say what?
Posted by: Jewells45

They're counting on you to have a Ronco Rhinestone and Stud Setter...and to know how to use it

Posted by: Miklos, thinking he's missing out at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (QzkSJ)

332 Best Jim Croce song? Easy: Cat In The Cradle.

Indubitably.

Posted by: Zombie Harry Chapin at June 15, 2019 07:54 PM (EgshT)

333 Bluebell commented in a thread several days ago that she was having an health issue with one of eyes and her vision, so please keep her in prayer for healing.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (ahS0B)


Thanks, FenelonSpoke. I hadn't heard that part.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 07:54 PM (t+qrx)

334 Best Jim Croce song?

Easy: Cat In The Cradle.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics

dat wuz Harry Chapin.

Another one that died early

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:54 PM (ScThf)

335 Easy: Cat In The Cradle.

That's Harry Chapin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (dUJdY)

336 More of a monkey movie thread night.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (OoEEx)


Will there be poo-flinging?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (kQs4Y)

337 Easy: Cat In The Cradle.
Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:52 PM (kqTPz)


No, that's that other songwriter guy, old whatsisname, f* me, my mind's gone blank, I can't remember, he also did 'Taxi' and 'W*O*L*D'.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (t4VPg)

338 I justi gotta say, since she won't look at the comments, but i had a conversation with my mom tonight at a random bar in Seville that was like talking to a Moron from this fine place.. It was so nice.

She does frequent this site from time to time.

I think she only looks at the comments on movie threads.

So, pants, people!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (OoEEx)

339 Harry Chapin! Thanks Jewells.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (t4VPg)

340
Harry Chapin is the "Cat Stevens" yes? Same guy?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (kqTPz)

341 I didn't know Chapin died. He turned Muslim many years ago.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (dUJdY)

342 Easy: Cat In The Cradle.



That's Harry Chapin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (dUJdY)


I thought he was the guy with the Tramp character and the Hitler mustache?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (CVHFl)

343 Miklos, no trash flash be happening here.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (6LZkj)

344 You had to buy the song to find out if the cat is dead or alive?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 15, 2019 07:53 PM (+y/Ru)

Schrodinger sez, even then you won't know until you open it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (V2Yro)

345 So, pants, people!

Then my pants will be wrinkled for The Book Thread

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (ScThf)

346 Thank you Fenelon. I had not heard. I will be praying for her. She's a gem.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (dUJdY)

347

Chapin turned muslim, too??

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (kqTPz)

348 Since many seem to be champing at the bit...


WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (t4VPg)

349 Apparently OJ's first tweet was that he had "some things to straighten out"

Still looking for the Real Killer?

Posted by: logprof at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (XAYDB)

350 273 Mom and lesbian lover tear off 9-year-old son's penis then behead him...

A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son's penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

-
Well, it is Pride Month.

https://bit.ly/2KPkt9O



I'm glad I can't look at this story. I'm at work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (VhR1N)

351 On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You do something something like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (fuK7c)

352 That's Harry Chapin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:55 PM (dUJdY)

I thought he was the guy with the Tramp character and the Hitler mustache?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 15, 2019 07:56 PM (CVHFl)

No, he played the Judge on Night Court.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (V2Yro)

353 rickl - Good news. Been wondering when we could expect to hear from you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (U2TY5)

354 "Year of the Cat" was one of those rare albums where every song on it is great.

Stewart has recorded a number of excellent albums since then, but none of them have produced hit singles as far as I know. There was "Time Passages", the immediate follow up to "Cat", but since then he has fallen off the face of the earth as far as the Top 40 charts are concerned.

But not true. He's got a lot of great albums.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (sdi6R)

355 The Wreck of the Edmonton Fitzgerald?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (vGYXT)

356 So, pants, people!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's

I think TJM is a Charlestonian, n'est pas?

I will be in the Holy City for a meeting on upper King Street until about 2 on Monday.

Any particular suggestions for a late lunch place nearby much appreciated.

Posted by: Miklos, on I-26 at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (QzkSJ)

357
Apparently OJ's first tweet was that he had "some things to straighten out"

Sounds like Fred Goldman had better watch his ass.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:59 PM (kqTPz)

358 dat wuz Harry Chapin.

Another one that died early



Volkswagen Rabbit. Long Island Expressway. Under a truck.

It's odd which details stick with one.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 07:59 PM (fuK7c)

359 Chapin turned muslim, too??

Oh yes, many years ago.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 15, 2019 07:59 PM (dUJdY)

360


noood

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:59 PM (kqTPz)

361 Well, it is Pride Month.

Every month is Pride Month.

Just keep on rollin'.

Posted by: Proud Mary at June 15, 2019 07:59 PM (QzkSJ)

362 I like King Kong movies

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 08:00 PM (BbGew)

363 347

Chapin turned muslim, too??

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (kqTPz)


No, he got hit by a truck.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 08:00 PM (sdi6R)

364 Chapin turned muslim, too??

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 07:57 PM (kqTPz)

No, he got hit by a truck.
Posted by: rickl


Inshallah

Posted by: Mullah Miklos at June 15, 2019 08:01 PM (QzkSJ)

365 356 So, pants, people!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's

I think TJM is a Charlestonian, n'est pas?

I will be in the Holy City for a meeting on upper King Street until about 2 on Monday.

Any particular suggestions for a late lunch place nearby much appreciated.
Posted by: Miklos, on I-26 at June 15, 2019 07:58 PM (QzkSJ

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82 Queen

Though that's that not close to upper king.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 15, 2019 08:01 PM (OoEEx)

366
looks like I've forgotten two of mt three chords

sad

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (eReUo)

367 Harry Chapin was not a Muslim, nor was Jim Croce. It was Cat Stevens who became a Muslim.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (ahS0B)

368 Though that's that not close to upper king.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's

Thank you, supposed to be good, but so are they all.

Posted by: Miklos Domino, how I hate Blue Mondays, gotta work like a slave all day at June 15, 2019 08:03 PM (QzkSJ)

369 Alton. practice, practice, practice.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (6LZkj)

370 The captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald would have come out as Muslim if he'd put fifteen more miles behind him.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 15, 2019 08:04 PM (fuK7c)

371 Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya.

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at June 15, 2019 08:06 PM (EgshT)

372 looks like I've forgotten two of mt three chords

sad
Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 08:02 PM (eReUo)


Capo @2, Angel from Montgomery is D-A-E with a G in the chorus

Godspeed.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 08:11 PM (t+qrx)

373 Cat Stevens (Castevens) became Yusuf Islam. Don't listen to the ahole anymore.

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2019 08:19 PM (qBNEP)

374 always with the chink.

Posted by: E. Stan Bull at June 15, 2019 08:23 PM (B+t5k)

375
Capo @2, Angel from Montgomery is D-A-E with a G in the chorus

it's not on songsterr & I don't have a capo

also, apparently my son tuned my strat to "drop D" which partially explains why everything sounded "off"

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2019 08:24 PM (eReUo)

376 Favorite Harry Chapin song...
https://youtu.be/OGldNpngDws

Posted by: Joe Kidd at June 15, 2019 08:29 PM (5WpEK)

377 Hillary projects a lot of heat, sort of like Satan.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 15, 2019 08:58 PM (WEBkv)

378 Fail to see how Bxe6 is pretty much forced.
No surprise there
In fact the Ne6 check, was my first thought at a glance.
But why not counter with pxe6.
Requires further study.

Posted by: the rookie at June 15, 2019 09:01 PM (ubFZv)

379 Nevermind.
Blind and small screen.
Was looking at F6.

Posted by: the rookie at June 15, 2019 09:07 PM (ubFZv)

380 Er, um F5

Posted by: the rookie at June 15, 2019 09:08 PM (ubFZv)

381 Good beginner chess book?

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:12 AM (UxCTV)

382 Ladies ,your move...........

I'm board ! need a good pawning.

Posted by: saf at June 16, 2019 06:58 AM (5IHGB)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Morons, Lurkers and everyone in between. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. The Pet Thread appreciates your indulgence last weekend. It has been a crazy spring here at Villa Misanthrope.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.



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Do you know why dogs are called "Man's best friend"? Here's the story that explains it.

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Science here at the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread..............


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Meet The PetMorons

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Been lurking since the early days... occasional poster... I'm Sapguy from Dallas.

Everyone knows that the kids always suffer the most in a divorce. Well below is my beloved Finnie who is now with my ex-wife. She is a 12 year old Nova Scotia duck toller mix and a better dog doesn't exist. She lives on the other side of the Country and so I only get pictures of her now and then. I miss throwing the ball for her terribly. She never met a pizza crust she didn't love or a squirrel that she didn't want to catch. I can't think about her without tears...


I couldn't take the silence without her so I found a friend to help me get by. This is Frankie, a miniature Aussie. He loves to play fetch as much as Finnie did, and keeps a constant eye on my every move. Every night he has to get some pets before he will lay down at the foot of the bed... he gives me joy just by being around. God gave us dogs so that we had role models.


Gorgeous animals Sapguy> It's a bummer that you lost custody of Finnie, but Frankie appears to be a special pup.


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Greetings WF Pet Thread,

You have featured my personal pets, but I thought I would share my work pets: Thumper and Snowball. I work running a school at a residential treatment center for abused boys. About 3 years ago we were trying to decide on a therapy pet for the facility to be used in treatment with the boys. Two years ago our CEO came in one day with 3 baby rabbits - sadly Gizmo, the third bunny, died last year. They were not being used for therapy at all, so we decided to use them to teach the boys job skills. The boys apply for a Bunny Caretaker position, interview, and train to take care of them at night and on weekends. In the past year since my best friend and fellow bunny lover retired, they have become my bunny boys and I have too much fun with them throughout the work week. They are sweet, funny, and loving little fluff balls who just celebrated their 2nd birthday this year on Easter Sunday so they are real Easter Bunnies! Thanks for the Pet Thread - love it as always! - Cindi T.

Not only are they cute and cuddly pets they are also Feel Good Stories. What an awesome idea for the pets and the young men. Thanks so much for sharing!


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And here is a pic of Pogo the doggie. Well, I will attach it. - AOP

Pogo looks right at home riding shotgun for you Alberta Oil Peon. He looks a little short to be a sled dog. Thanks for sharing.


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MH, This is Gunner. 6 year old yellow lab. My youngest son is a hunting enthusiast. He saved up his money to buy Gunner when he was 16. He then trained him to become a push button pheasant-grouse-waterfowl hunting dog as well as a super house dog. I'm really proud of him for how Gunner turned out. Gunner lives with us as his Dad is a senior at university.

Gunner was a little out of sorts last week so we took him in for an exam and blood work. We were thinking Lymes again. We got the news yesterday that it was a super aggressive form of acute Leukemia. Not treatable by chemo. Dogs with this diagnosis typically live days to a few weeks.

My son is coming home Friday and we will put Gunner out of his pain Saturday at 11 am. Our hearts are broken and we will miss him terribly. We will all hold him as he passes. Until then, Gunner always has a person snuggling him or giving him treats.

I'm not sure this is pet thread material or not. It's a downer. But if you want to use it, this is an experience we all share in some way, shape, or form. I mentioned this in comments and there was a cathartic response from several people who went through this sort of thing. Up to you my friend.-Maud'dib

Yeah, it's a downer. But we are pet lovers. And we understand the pain and heartbreak one goes through in these circumstances. Nothing wrong with venting we are the Moron Horde, that's what we are for.


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Long time Lurker here. Some months ago I sent you a picture of my black cap conure Hugo Whistler. This is Bronwyn our beautiful Senegal. She was a shy and quiet lady. Hugo is the rowdy one. She was pretty much a one person bird — that person being me. She used to ride on my shoulder while I cooked. But slowly she began to just stay in her cage and only occasionally come out. The short story is that it turned out she had epilepsy. We took her to Cornell where they have a fabulous veterinary school. We got medicine for her and spent a year and a half giving her her medicine and a very nice life. I sat with her on her last day, wanting to be with her when she died. But, she refused to go until I left the room. She’s buried in the garden and there’s a plaque there to commemorate her. It’s very hard losing a companion bird. But she gave us lots of love and lots of joy.


What a colorful and beautiful bird. She had wonderful people taking care of her up to the end. Pets they give so much and expect so little in return. Condolences on your loss.

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This photo is from several years back. I can't recall exactly when. I found this back half of a rabbit on top of the dry crap I serve the cats everyday. The one with her back to the camera put it there, apparently as a hint of what she'd prefer to find every morning. The grey cat minding his own business wasn't even tempted to steal the rabbit, as he knew that he'd get beat into the middle of next week if he touched his sister's kill. - Ingrate.


Well, we finally got our technical skills to match. Sorry it has taken so long to post your pet photo. Quite the brunch buffet there. Thanks for the submission.


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A diverse group of pets today, doggehs, kittehs, bird and bunnies. Thanks so much for submitting the photos.

Do you have something you wish to share? Well we are here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 Howdy.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 15, 2019 02:56 PM (w7U7L)

2 That was purely serendipity.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 15, 2019 02:56 PM (w7U7L)

3 I could do this all day.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 15, 2019 02:57 PM (w7U7L)

4 Would have been first but I had to watch the videos.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 15, 2019 02:57 PM (JUOKG)

5 Do you have to call the corgis for the Pet Thread? Shouldn't they just KNOW?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 15, 2019 02:57 PM (w7U7L)

6




Your Pets, Tell Me About Them!


Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 03:01 PM (un7FC)

7

Man's best friend is a sexist and outdated phrase.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 03:03 PM (un7FC)

8 HEY! PETS!

Local report: all three cats enduring.

Great pix.

Our ol' dog (miss 'im) brought us a sizable rabbit's leg one day. Have no idea of its provenance.

Posted by: mindful webworker - caturday link at June 15, 2019 03:03 PM (At/8G)

9 Love the foster dog!

Posted by: Rosasharn at June 15, 2019 03:04 PM (XJYdw)

10 And that mud puppy is just awesome.

Posted by: Rosasharn at June 15, 2019 03:05 PM (XJYdw)

11 Happy Caturday everyone

A fresh load of laundry out of the dryer will do it also

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 03:05 PM (BbGew)

12 It's sad to loose pets no matter what form they are.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 03:07 PM (BbGew)

13 No flies on Gus!

Posted by: mindful webworker - caturday link at June 15, 2019 03:07 PM (At/8G)

14 I'm looking at my Layla moping on the floor, waiting until it's time for our afternoon walk, while reading the stories of folks who have recently lost their pets.

And I know one day it will be Layla's turn to cross the bridge.

I will cherish our walk together today just a little bit more.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at June 15, 2019 03:08 PM (wZ9cV)

15 Sorry about Gunner, Muad'dib.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 15, 2019 03:08 PM (t+qrx)

16 Anybody here that knows about chainsaws?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 02:50 PM (6LZkj)

What do you need to know? I can't file a chain for shit, but I can sure service the engine, and run them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 15, 2019 03:04 PM (WG6O9)

Posted here, because Willowed on the TBTGT. Thanks for posting the pic of Pogo. She is a Bassett/Border Collie cross.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 15, 2019 03:08 PM (WG6O9)

17 "Man's best friend" but mama's snuggle pup.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 15, 2019 03:09 PM (vVOK2)

18 If we want to find our cat, we just change the sheets on the bed.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 15, 2019 03:10 PM (8g9zh)

19 I'm very sorry to hear about Gunner. He is beautiful. It's heartbreaking. I am dealing now with when to "pull the plug" on my 13 1/2 year old black lab. Absolutely gorgeous pure bred show dog (I never showed him) with two champion parents. Calmest, most affectionate dog ever. He has severe mobility problems now due to arthritis and throat inflammation which makes breathing difficult. He only gets up now to relieve himself (on our deck) or eat. His vet said as long as he is eating (he is), in not too much pain (he is on pain meds), and not actually pooping or peeing on himself (which she said would upset him greatly), we can just keep going, so that's our plan.

Posted by: Chris not rock at June 15, 2019 03:14 PM (WO0/g)

20 Our Rosie-cakes had to cross the bridge about a month ago. Her kidneys simply stopped, and she was, at long last, a nice skinny dog again, after a life of unmitigated chow-hounding as only a beagle can do. She is immortalized in the Horde Cookbook as the beagle who ate 6 pounds of cheese taters and pork chops after stealing it from the fridge. That included glass shards from the casserole dish she shattered in the process. She also opened the fridge and took a nice 8 lb fish that was marinating so I could smoke it. We would come home from where ever we had gone to find the fridge door open, a smear of grease on the floor, and Rosie looking like she ate a basketball. I personally find it remarkable she lived to be as old as she did, considering her proclivities.

Still, it was very sad when she passed. Life with Rosie-cakes was never boring.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 15, 2019 03:14 PM (vVOK2)

21 Maud'dib, no words can assuage the loss that your family is feeling but there are tears with my condolences.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 03:16 PM (6LZkj)

22 I am dog sitting the step dog, who is 14 and in poor health. I have to give him meds 3 times a day and the poor thing is by now largely incontinent.
His people are on vacay and I am in fear that he dies on my watch.
Sigh.
What will be, will be.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 15, 2019 03:17 PM (w7KSn)

23 AOP, Thanks. I'll take my question back to the other thread

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 03:18 PM (6LZkj)

24 That corgi would never beat us Morons to new posts.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 03:19 PM (u82oZ)

25 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 15, 2019 03:19 PM (Z+IKu)

26 Gosh darn doggie euthanasia thread,can't we have one about CATS!!

Tomorrow is Fathers Day , I am afraid to ask what /where she is taking me.....

Posted by: saf at June 15, 2019 03:20 PM (5IHGB)

27 >>>back half of a rabbit on top of the dry crap I serve the cats

hahahaha
What're the cats' names?

Posted by: m at June 15, 2019 03:21 PM (C7rlo)

28 "Dog is Man's best Friend" was a quote from the great trial(s) regarding the killing of Old Drum in Cass County Mo., in 1869.
The trial attendance was too big for the Cass Co. Courthouse, so they were held in Johnson County (Warrensburg). Still a statue of the dog there.
Brightest legal eagles were on each side in the final trial.
Made international news.

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 03:21 PM (dgnez)

29 Yes, I think I would have the step dog put down by now, but, he's not my dog.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 15, 2019 03:23 PM (w7KSn)

30 All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 15, 2019 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

31 30 All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 15, 2019 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

This is true.

Posted by: m at June 15, 2019 03:27 PM (C7rlo)

32 https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/MDH/EulogyoftheDog.
pdf

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 03:28 PM (dgnez)

33 can't we have one about CATS!!

Well, here is a Big Cat Caturday post from Bluebird of Bitterness: the Father's Day Weekend Edition:

A pride of proud lion dads with their cubs:

https://tinyurl.com/y4z9c4rv

(Happy Father's Day to all the dad morons of all species on the thread)

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 03:28 PM (pPNCa)

34 Need help. Lily the beagle has once again started eating her own poop. She stopped for 3 years and has started up again. Only reason I can see is because we changed her food. She now is fed a duck blend with much higher protein then the crap Science Diet she had been getting. She has food allergies and we finally found a food that doesn't make her throw up.
We have a basket muzzle on her, actually 2 of them tie wrapped together so that she cannot reach her poop in the yard. We try to clean up after her immediately but do fail on occasion.
Anyone have this problem and have a solution? Due to her food allergies we are hesitant to try any of the additives that can be sprinkled on her food.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:30 PM (N3JsI)

35
All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater


Hindquarters-of-a-DUCK toy!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at June 15, 2019 03:32 PM (aKsyK)

36 Anyone have this problem and have a solution?

Being owned by two kittehs, I'm no expert on dogs who eat poop, but I did find the following on the American Kennel Club website:

https://tinyurl.com/y6a4efg8

Good luck!

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 03:38 PM (pPNCa)

37 Pogo the doggo you mean.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2019 03:38 PM (rnAwa)

38 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:30 PM (N3JsI)

++Only sure fire way is to dispose of the poop immediately after she defecates, even if you have to follow her around with the shovel. I've done this.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 03:39 PM (EjlXc)

39 Muad'dib, deepest condolences over the loss of Gunner. Our furry friends don't live as long as we do, and it's even harder when they're taken before age can claim them.

Cancer, I hate him.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at June 15, 2019 03:40 PM (iB1oa)

40 Amazing pet thread, as always.

Gunner is a beautiful dog. I am so sorry for you and your son Muad 'dib. We lost two dogs in the past three months, and it was awful. We are only now coming out of the depression from it.

Hug your dogs, feed your cats whatever they want, cook with your birds, because each day with them is precious.

As for poop eating, some dogs just do that. Just dog give them kisses when they come in from the yard, smacking their lips. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Moki at June 15, 2019 03:40 PM (mFoNl)

41 "Man's best friend", in my opinion humanity's greatest accomplishment. Thousands of years of selective breeding creating a bewildering array of forms for countless purposes--even if just to be companions.

And somewhere along the line, I daresay they changed us. For the better.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I ain't recommending shit at the moment at June 15, 2019 03:43 PM (lLeln)

42 Our dog has horrible allergies so we feed her merrick limited ingredient canned duck. Zero problems since. Never had the poop problem but we walk her and pick poop up immediately with a bag.

Posted by: NCKate at June 15, 2019 03:44 PM (cWedi)

43 Basement cat. Thanks for the link. Will discuss vitamins and enzymes with the vet when Lily has her shots.
washrivergal. Will continue to clean up after her. Forgot yesterday and paid the price. It's most difficult for our dog/house sitter. She also works from home, our home, when she sits and she cannot always do the follow-up poop patrol.
Vigilance and the muzzle definitely helps.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:47 PM (N3JsI)

44 Beautiful pets as always.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 03:48 PM (B/YOV)

45 My two kittehs are currently lizard watching out the window.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 15, 2019 03:49 PM (2DOZq)

46 Brother Cavil. We switched to duck as well and a better quality food, Zignature. What a difference. Zero vomiting in 6 months.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:49 PM (N3JsI)

47 OldeCommentNote:

I'm on anti b's for 90 days.

Posted by: JT


Get some kefir to reset your gut flora


Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 03:49 PM (FhXTo)

48 Pet Thread! Great looking group this week!

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 03:52 PM (M0SFQ)

49 30 All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at June 15, 2019 03:25 PM (w7KSn)


After what the snowshoe hares have been doing to my flower beds I tempted to say

All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.[/s[

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 03:53 PM (aA3+G)

50 47 OldeCommentNote:

I'm on anti b's for 90 days.

Posted by: JT

Get some kefir to reset your gut flora


Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2019 03:49 PM (FhXTo)

Filthy kaffir cannot reset gut flora! I KEEL you!
ULULULULULULULULULU!!!!

Posted by: Muhammad Mohammed Mahmoud Mohamet at June 15, 2019 03:53 PM (NWiLs)

51 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:47 PM (N3JsI)


Great nic btw

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 15, 2019 03:54 PM (aA3+G)

52 Need help. Lily the beagle has once again started eating her own poop. She stopped for 3 years and has started up again. Only reason I can see is because we changed her food. She now is fed a duck blend with much higher protein then the crap Science Diet she had been getting. She has food allergies and we finally found a food that doesn't make her throw up.
We have a basket muzzle on her, actually 2 of them tie wrapped together so that she cannot reach her poop in the yard. We try to clean up after her immediately but do fail on occasion.
Anyone have this problem and have a solution? Due to her food allergies we are hesitant to try any of the additives that can be sprinkled on her food.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 03:30 PM (N3JsI)

Our Schipperke started doing that, we took her to the vet for another reason and she was put on thyroid medication. The poop eating stopped. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 03:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

53 neverenoughcaffeine, I have had tremendous luck with changing one of my dogs to a raw diet.

Raw hamburger, brown rice and the high fat variety buttermilk

He quit trying to chew himself bald and has had no problems since.

freaked also changed his dog to this diet and had good luck also.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 03:54 PM (6LZkj)

54 After what the snowshoe hares have been doing to my flower beds I tempted to say

All cats should have a hindquarters-of-a-rabbit toy.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Cats with the hindquarters of a rabbit? You'll never keep them off anything...

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I ain't recommending shit at the moment at June 15, 2019 03:55 PM (lLeln)

55 Sorry about Gunner. I'm glad your son was able to make it home to say goodbye.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 03:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

56 Food Thread!

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (Ci6sH)

57 My condolences to all those who have lost their pets.

Kira used to help me fold laundry. I'd take a batch out of the dryer and put it on the bed. I would start folding one shirt and she would come over and sit on it. I'd go to the other side of the bed, start folding a second shirt, and she would sit on that one. I'd go back to the first one, finish folding it, and start on a third. She'd come back over, sit on that one, and I'd go back to the second one...

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

58 Dang. Dogs around here eat better than I do. Not that begrudge them that - dogs are awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (NWiLs)

59 Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

++++
Aaaaw. What a helpmate.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 03:59 PM (EjlXc)

60 Insomniac- Not with Nurse there.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 03:59 PM (6LZkj)

61 Love the birdie story. Amazing how she waited for her mom to leave so she could move on to the beyond, sparing her mom the pain of watching her go.

I had three budgies, the first beautiful one I got I regretted almost instantly because I saw how morose he was being away from his flock. So I then acquired another beautifully feathered female bird, and when she joined him he perked right up.

Her name was Honey Bird, she passed away and I made a little casket for her and buried her in the animal friend plot at my boyfriend's house. Her beau eventually joined her there. I love birdies so so much but I can't stand to see them caged, that's why I won't get another one, not even the adorable little parrotlets.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 03:59 PM (kD8Fh)

62 60 Insomniac- Not with Nurse there.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 03:59 PM (6LZkj)

True. The rest of the time, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:00 PM (NWiLs)

63 Ben Had. Lily's problem wasn't itchy skin. It was throwing up constantly. I'm not comfortable with beef. Supposedly it is one of her trigger foods. She only eats duck, salmon or venison. Duck works best.
Happy that the raw diet works for your pet.
I do know one thing for certain. Science Diet is awful. Expensive and didn't solve the issue. We have friends who train shepherds and they suggested the food change.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 04:02 PM (N3JsI)

64 I'm listening to Screaming for Vengeance. Totally AWESOME. Every time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 15, 2019 04:02 PM (5aX2M)

65 Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

Rickl-- how ARE you? Been thinking about you and your health issues . . .

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (pPNCa)

66 We have been adopted by a cat that showed up on the farm over a month ago. This is definitely not a farm cat. He prefers house cat life, periodically going out to get high on the wild catnip that grows all over the farm. I hope he is capable of catching mice this winter, but I have my doubts. He had a severe panic reaction to a paper bag. Dumped here? The vets and shelters have no missing cat reports.

Posted by: lurking grandma at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (sujqA)

67 Now that I've been privileged with a dog the pet thread is the AOSHQ highlight of the week for me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (B/YOV)

68 Speaking of... *checks flight* Scheduled to arrive on time. This is good.

I spent the last few days trying to turn the place from divorced dad's depressing pad to semi-fit for company. This was...not an easy task.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (NWiLs)

69 Evasive. Thanks. Will ask about that as well. Could be medical. She does have another issue that we treat with a low dosage drug. For 4 years old she has her issues. Husband swears that the next beagle needs to come from a breeder. This one was from a young couple with unplanned pups.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (N3JsI)

70 Muad'dib, I'm super sorry about Gunner.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:06 PM (NWiLs)

71 neverenoughcaffeine, Brody had the throwing up problem as well.

You may want to try a probiotic .

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:07 PM (6LZkj)

72 I've switched from buying kibble in the biggest bags to buying smaller. It seems she gets bored.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:07 PM (B/YOV)

73 72 I've switched from buying kibble in the biggest bags to buying smaller. It seems she gets bored.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:07 PM (B/YOV)

Me too. I just can't eat it all before it goes stale.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:08 PM (NWiLs)

74 Ben Had. Thanks. The food change seems to have taken care of it. If it starts up again, knock wood, will keep the probiotic in mind. I take them, why shouldn't she.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 04:09 PM (N3JsI)

75 That's cute and clever. Could be a Do it yourself Dog Kit.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at June 15, 2019 04:09 PM (4ih9C)

76 where

Blessings to both of you. May she only have eyes for you. Normally it's the wallet; as she says, "Insom is a silver-tounged devil."

Every bachelor know the heartbreak of getting the bathroom "girlfriend-ready." I knew you were going though that unhappy process.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:09 PM (u82oZ)

77 glad i went back to the gardening thread...

there's a tip there for me ima follow up on.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 04:10 PM (Ci6sH)

78 I nominate "Electric Eye" for 2019's theme song... it was only 30 years early, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 15, 2019 04:10 PM (5aX2M)

79 Getting dusty in here. Have to remember that when my senegal companion complains I'm not laying him eggs. Given away for being "vicious", this is his fourth home, though the longest - over 20 years. When he feels cozy, he purrs. And loves chili peppers, dried or fresh.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at June 15, 2019 04:10 PM (DKMRL)

80 I'm gonna drone on some more about my Paisley. I do love talking about her.
She likes to paw at me to get my attention and tell me she loves me.
But she doesn't realize how big her paws and how long her claws are (I will get them trimmed. )
Anyhow she left a lovely scratch on my arm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:13 PM (B/YOV)

81 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (N3JsI)

No problem, I hope you find a solution.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 04:14 PM (Rz2Nc)

82 Every bachelor know the heartbreak of getting the bathroom "girlfriend-ready." I knew you were going though that unhappy process.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:09 PM (u82oZ)

Your intuition served you well. Oy vey, what a pain in the tuchus...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:15 PM (NWiLs)

83 Insomniac

It was worth it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:15 PM (u82oZ)

84 80 I'm gonna drone on some more about my Paisley. I do love talking about her.
She likes to paw at me to get my attention and tell me she loves me.
But she doesn't realize how big her paws and how long her claws are (I will get them trimmed. )
Anyhow she left a lovely scratch on my arm.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:13 PM (B/YOV)

Do you walk her on the sidewalk? It's not a substitute for trimming but it can help keep claw growth a bit more in check between clippings.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:16 PM (NWiLs)

85 Just lost my li'l monkey, Paige last week. She was a Good Girl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 15, 2019 04:17 PM (Ckg4U)

86 Do you walk her on the sidewalk? It's not a substitute for trimming but it can help keep claw growth a bit more in check between clippings.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:16 PM

I'll have to remember that.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:18 PM (B/YOV)

87 85
Just lost my li'l monkey, Paige last week. She was a Good Girl.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 15, 2019 04:17 PM (Ckg4U)

+++So sorry. What a heartbreak.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 04:19 PM (EjlXc)

88 Crowd under the Arch for the St. Louis Blues....

https://tinyurl.com/y485rjzo

Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:20 PM (cF8AT)

89 May the memories be bright, but the heart healed from all who lost pet companions.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:21 PM (u82oZ)

90 This was...not an easy task.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (NWiLs)


By the time she leaves you won't even recognize the place. You should have just left it as is, she's still going to clean it anyway.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:22 PM (kD8Fh)

91 https://tinyurl.com/y485rjzo

Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:20 PM (cF8AT)


did you know the St. Louis blues fight song started in...South Philly??

You're welcome.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:23 PM (kD8Fh)

92 kallisto. I'll bet she repaints some also.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:24 PM (6LZkj)

93 90 This was...not an easy task.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (NWiLs)


By the time she leaves you won't even recognize the place. You should have just left it as is, she's still going to clean it anyway.
Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:22 PM (kD8Fh)

LOL. Probably so.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:24 PM (NWiLs)

94 did you know the St. Louis blues fight song started in...South Philly??

You're welcome.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:23 PM (kD8Fh)

Yep. Jacks. On the broadcast of this rally/parade they showed a piece at the bar done during the first game of the finals. Everyone dressed in StL Blues jerseys and the story behind 'Play Gloria' originating there.

Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:25 PM (cF8AT)

95 Insomniac, You do have fresh cut flowers for her, don't you?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:26 PM (6LZkj)

96 92 kallisto. I'll bet she repaints some also.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:24 PM (6LZkj)


Ha! When I had been with my boyfriend a couple of weeks, I couldn't stand it anymore, I went on a hunt for the vacuum cleaner. And that was just the beginning.

Now twelve years later I don't care what his house looks like. I have my own place to maintain.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:27 PM (kD8Fh)

97 95 Insomniac, You do have fresh cut flowers for her, don't you?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:26 PM (6LZkj)

Define "fresh cut."

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:27 PM (NWiLs)

98 Forgive me for droning on endlessly but Paisley knows when I'm leaving, she gets this weird look on her face and she either goes to her kennel or lies down under my desk.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:27 PM (B/YOV)

99 Muad'dib -- By now, Gunner has probably been freed from the evil thing that was destroying him. You, your son, and anyone else concerned have my deepest sympathy.

As my vet said when she was putting one of my cats down: The best ones hurt the most to lose.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at June 15, 2019 04:28 PM (5+J7M)

100 I remembered a true story I read in the Reader's Digest. A woman had a little Pomeranian, named Peek-a-Boo who slipped out the front door one day. She is calling for her dog, "Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo" just as a UPS guy is delivering a package a few doors down, and yells back at her, "I see you!"

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 04:28 PM (EjlXc)

101 Insomniac, just keep her busy. You are not a reclamation project to be salvaged.

You are two hearts and minds yearning for that one-soul relationship.

Thats my story. Sticking to it.

Now to do some chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:29 PM (u82oZ)

102 Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:25 PM (cF8AT)

I've learned Jack's is a private club and somehow the Blues players ended up there from an invite of a local. The rookie got to playing "Gloria", went back to the locker room with the bright idea that it should be their fight song, and they went worst to first.

It's that daggone Philly magic, the Blues were sort of the "Rocky Balboa" of the NHL. I'm happy for them.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:29 PM (kD8Fh)

103 I can't even count the F bombs the Blues players have dropped on live TV. It's hysterical. They're not even bleeping them.

Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:29 PM (cF8AT)

104
"Man's best friend", in my opinion humanity's greatest accomplishment.
Thousands of years of selective breeding creating a bewildering array of
forms for countless purposes--even if just to be companions.



And somewhere along the line, I daresay they changed us. For the better.


Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I ain't recommending shit at the moment at June 15, 2019 03:43 PM


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It took 10,000 years to breed dogs to get them to look us in the eye without them wanting to eat us. Quite the accomplishment.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 15, 2019 04:29 PM (JUOKG)

105 101 Insomniac, just keep her busy. You are not a reclamation project to be salvaged.

You are two hearts and minds yearning for that one-soul relationship.

Thats my story. Sticking to it.

Now to do some chores.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:29 PM (u82oZ)

I like your formulation here.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:31 PM (NWiLs)

106 Insom, loose flowers not an arrangement.


Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:31 PM (6LZkj)

107 She is calling for her dog, "Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo" just as a UPS guy is delivering a package a few doors down, and yells back at her, "I see you!"


Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 04:28 PM (EjlXc)


My friends moved into a marginal neighborhood in the city. Their one AA neighbor would always call out "White Boy!" when my buddy used to leave his house, or it seemed that way anyway.

Finally friend approaches his neighbor and says: "you iknow I have a first name, it's Paul. You don't need to keep calling me White boy."

The neighbor laughed and said, "oh I know your name...I was calling my dog!"

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:32 PM (kD8Fh)

108 She is calling for her dog, "Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo, Peek-a-Boo" just as a UPS guy is delivering a package a few doors down, and yells back at her, "I see you!"

Reminds me of the vet's advice to never give a pet a name that you would be embarrassed to use if you had to call or chase after the pet in public, like "Old Tuna Breath" or "Retard" or [insert your most disliked Dem's name here].

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 04:32 PM (pPNCa)

109 There's a couple in the pub who just had to put their dog down. She's very weepy.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 04:34 PM (B/YOV)

110 Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (NWiLs)


Nurse still in the air?

Posted by: Infidel at June 15, 2019 04:34 PM (xzK3J)

111
What was the jerk's dog's name in The Jerk?

Should I save this for the moovie thread?

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 04:34 PM (un7FC)

112 Patch and Fluff banned from bedroom after last night. Fluff hurled in a few places, then began chewing on.my Ipad. Patch played with blind cord, then played IN the blinds, then he yowled and yowled just for the fuck of it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 15, 2019 04:35 PM (d3Khc)

113 Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:32 PM (kD8Fh)

+++
LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 04:37 PM (EjlXc)

114 @111

"Shithead"

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 04:37 PM (DTX3h)

115 I can remember running down the middle of my road, in the rain, hollering Puddleduck after one of my mini doxies.

She, all of 8lbs was chasing a 60 lb dog off the property.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:38 PM (6LZkj)

116 106 Insom, loose flowers not an arrangement.


Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:31 PM (6LZkj)

OK. Didn't realize that was the distinction.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

117 Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:38 PM (6LZkj)

+++Again, LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 04:39 PM (EjlXc)

118 110 Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (NWiLs)


Nurse still in the air?
Posted by: Infidel at June 15, 2019 04:34 PM (xzK3J)

Yep. Flight still appears to be on time.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:39 PM (NWiLs)

119 So back to the topic of this thread -

I had a black kitty like the one pictured on the Coffee thread. When she sat on my lap I used to draw her ears back with my hand so she got that crazy look like the kitteh on today's Coffee thread, except it was more extreme because her eyes got super almond-y and alien like. And I used to laugh my fool head off.

My poor kitteh put up with so much, like the time I fashioned a chastity belt for her from a pair of pantyhose that had a tear. I used the toe part, just cut a couple holes in the toe part and slid little kitten's legs through it. She was just a baby.

The panty house were bone colored lace and looked adorable against her black fur. I held her up to admire my handiwork, and laughed and laughed like a loon while the kitteh had this quizzical look like...wtf lady? and.."I have to depend on this lunatic for my upkeep??"

But she survived my antics and was with me for 17 years. Sometimes I dream of her still, it feels like she's still with me when I have those dreams. Can't wait to see her again in the beyond!

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:40 PM (kD8Fh)

120 Here, Mis Hum...you can use this next week.

https://tinyurl.com/y5xj6hxq

Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2019 04:40 PM (cF8AT)

121
@111



"Shithead"



Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik




No need for that kind of talk, here. I was just asking a trivia question.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 04:42 PM (un7FC)

122 First Blood gets better every year I watch it.

Posted by: gen x on the gen z level at June 15, 2019 04:42 PM (Lktpy)

123 The dog's name was "dammit."

Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:42 PM (NWiLs)

124 The Gunner picture is beautiful. My first dog (well, technically my parents' dog, and my oldest sibling) was a yellow lab. I don't remember a time we didn't have him. Until the end came. Rips your heart out.

The last time we lost a dog, I forgot to give here chocolate, too. Still kick myself for that. But she did get a pound of bacon.

We are thinking of taking in a new one, a rescued pug-beagle mix. Question is if her issues are beyond what we can handle. But we'd love to a dog around our pile of sticks at Pooh Corner.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 15, 2019 04:43 PM (VaN/j)

125 Not really a pet story, but it's animal related.

At work, I've recently been moved out of my plush cubicle with lots of desk space to a bull pen in a noisy warehouse where my desk area is now that of a postage stamp. Last week, I found that my drawer o' condiments was raided by a mouse as evidenced by chewed mayo packets and lots of little turds.

I ordered an itty bitty "Havahart" trap and picked it up today for a Monday afternoon deployment. I can dump the critters into some woods near by, though they'll probably find their way back.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 04:45 PM (DTX3h)

126
There's a couple in the pub who just had to put their dog down. She's very weepy.
Posted by: Northernlurker


There's a vet clinic in a strip center nearby. There is a bench outside and I once saw a couple sitting on the bench. The woman was crying. I wonder if that is the purpose of the bench.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 15, 2019 04:46 PM (aKsyK)

127 Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 04:45 PM (DTX3h)

Sometimes I get to be a softie about killing mice but then I remember there's no shortage of them on the planet and they carry fleas that carry disease, and my kittehs love killilng them, so I defer to the judgment of my kittehs.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:47 PM (kD8Fh)

128 Trump hates all pets

Posted by: Kurt at June 15, 2019 04:48 PM (oVw4J)

129 A friend sent me the cutest picture ever of his granddaughter.

Little girl of about four feeding treats to two black and white spotted piglets sitting in front of her.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:49 PM (6LZkj)

130 121 No need for that kind of talk, here. I was just asking a trivia question.

Posted by: Soothsayer's wacky innacurate lyrics at June 15, 2019 04:42 PM (un7FC)


Heh, saw that coming.

123 The dog's name was "dammit."
Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:42 PM (NWiLs)


I remember in a censored-for-TV version eons ago they dubbed over "Shithead" with "Stupid" which was still kinda funny.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 04:50 PM (DTX3h)

131 128 Trump hates all pets

That may be a bit overstated.

I've had so many pets, even spent $700.00 on vet care for a poor little box turtle I rescued. But now at my stage in life, I really don't want to commit to owning another creature due to having to clean their poop and then when they dies it's a nightmare of ongoing grief.

So there's pros and cons to owning pets.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:50 PM (kD8Fh)

132 We have added a third dog to the brood.

A teeny shihtzu (mostly) puppy all of 8 weeks old.

I was against a third pooch the house females presented the cutest dog ever.

So now there are three.

Posted by: blaster at June 15, 2019 04:50 PM (ZfRYq)

133 Buster, the chocolate lab that was on the thread a few years ago. The kids had to put him down last thurs. And I was supposed to dog sit this week. I miss that goofy guy lump of luve.

Posted by: Infidel at June 15, 2019 04:50 PM (xzK3J)

134 Thanks for another dandy Pet Thread, Mis Hum!

Always great to see the Pet Morons. And my condolences for those whose beloved pets have passed. That is the bookend to getting and having pets. Our furry and feathery friends teach us so much about how to cope with the anticipated and eventual losses. * wipes tear * Would that we will be as brave and silent as they.

Those of us with pets will give them an extra treat today because we know. . . today is truly a gift.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 04:51 PM (RkS3d)

135 Several years ago, one of my cats dragged a really big bird wing home. I almost passed out cold thinking about the penalties for possessing endangered bird parts. So I grabbed the wing and buried it in the trash. Same thing happened the next day.

Later, I found out that the guy two doors up from me had a friend who lived in Iowa. Iowa's pheasant season starts a week earlier than Nebraska's. The friend had given my neighbor some pheasant wings to use for training neighbor's young German Shorthair.

I only discovered this when neighbor was wondering what had happened to his dog's pheasant wings. Sheesh, I felt dumb for not dealing those wings had come from a pheasant rather than an endangered bird.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at June 15, 2019 04:51 PM (5+J7M)

136 Two ex-wives and a passel of great kids.

Are you sure, Kurt?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 15, 2019 04:51 PM (u82oZ)

137 I love pets with ketchup!

Posted by: god king 2 scoops at June 15, 2019 04:52 PM (Lktpy)

138 To me fresh cut flowers always meant flowers that need to be kept in water...arranged or not.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 04:52 PM (UUBmN)

139 127 Sometimes I get to be a softie about killing mice but then I remember there's no shortage of them on the planet and they carry fleas that carry disease, and my kittehs love killilng them, so I defer to the judgment of my kittehs.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:47 PM (kD8Fh)


I realize that it's irrational for me to be a softie regarding mice versus, say, cockroaches when the former likely poses more of a health threat to me than the latter. But, I figured I could at least snap some photos of them and post them to the company blog or something.

If we were allowed to adopt a warehouse kitty to dispense with them, I would be totally cool with that.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 15, 2019 04:56 PM (DTX3h)

140 Kallisto--

I am with you. I swoon over other people's pets and am glad to babysit them, but it's liberating not to have any of my own.

An irresponsible point of view, perhaps, but I'm glad to be a respite caretaker when asked. And I always pet and adore any pets I meet.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 15, 2019 04:56 PM (S+f+m)

141 Insom. Close as I can remember, a quote from the movie Holiday Inn. Orchids, loose, looking like they don't care. Although I like all flowers, arranged or not. Have fun.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 04:57 PM (N3JsI)

142 BTW I'm finished with the egg cupcakes* made with asparagus, leeks, bacon, and gruyere cheese. I made 48 with the ingredients I had. They will be easier to eat than a full egg pie* that needs a plate and fork. Husband said that they tasted "ok".

(*aka quiche)

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 04:57 PM (UUBmN)

143 HiYa lin-duh

Maybe he should go with a single white rose!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 04:58 PM (6LZkj)

144 It's the seventh inning stretch in the opening game of the College World Series.

Michigan leads Texas Tech 5-3.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 04:59 PM (OMsf+)

145 Ben had,
Ha! I have actually met one of the Batchelor's from the show. His brother is a neighbor of ours.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 04:59 PM (UUBmN)

146 I have a 400-lb pinniped that just flopped up on the dock next to my boat. Does that count as a pet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:01 PM (uOhgL)

147 Well this pint and a half of beer will have me out of ketosis.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:04 PM (B/YOV)

148 Cicero- quick- put a leash on it, take a picture and send it to the pet thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 05:05 PM (6LZkj)

149 pinniped


How many feet does a pinniped have, anyway?

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 05:06 PM (OMsf+)

150 How many feet does a pinniped have, anyway?

Pinni, obviously.

Posted by: Parker at June 15, 2019 05:07 PM (MFwf8)

151 >> Yep. Flight still appears to be on time.

All aboooooooooard. We're expecting youuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 05:07 PM (o2vOl)

152 I've only had m'doggie about 2 months but damn I love her.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:08 PM (B/YOV)

153 146
I have a 400-lb pinniped that just flopped up on the dock next to my boat. Does that count as a pet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:01 PM (uOhgL)

+++I'd probably die on the spot.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 15, 2019 05:09 PM (EjlXc)

154 I have a 400-lb pinniped that just flopped up on the dock next to my boat. Does that count as a pet?


Did it blow a seal?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:12 PM (B/YOV)

155 I saw a big black bear yesterday here at el-farmo and since I own the land I've decided he qualifies as a pet. Working name is WeaselBear.

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:13 PM (M0SFQ)

156 I saw a big black bear yesterday here at el-farmo and since I own the land I've decided he qualifies as a pet. Working name is WeaselBear.
Posted by: Weasel
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How ever did you come up with such an original name???

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:14 PM (UUBmN)

157 156 I saw a big black bear yesterday here at el-farmo and since I own the land I've decided he qualifies as a pet. Working name is WeaselBear.
Posted by: Weasel
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How ever did you come up with such an original name???
Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:14 PM (UUBmN)
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I know. I amaze me too.

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:15 PM (M0SFQ)

158 >> yesterday here at el-farmo

Who are you so wise in the ways of Spanish?

Posted by: 40 miles north at June 15, 2019 05:15 PM (o2vOl)

159 **snort**

Posted by: lin-duh at June 15, 2019 05:15 PM (UUBmN)

160 A Bear!?!?!? Great name but hope he keeps his distance.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 05:16 PM (RkS3d)

161 Here's my pinniped


https://photos.app.goo.gl/LTq431Vij359oXkD8

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:16 PM (uOhgL)

162 Weasel, I'll bet purina makes a bear chow.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 05:17 PM (6LZkj)

163 Great photo of a handsome seal, Cicero!

I had no idea what a pinniped even was, but that one is a beauty!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 05:20 PM (RkS3d)

164 Um, the pinniped's on the left.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:20 PM (uOhgL)

165
160 A Bear!?!?!? Great name but hope he keeps his distance.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 05:16 PM (RkS3d)
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He was maybe 75 yards away. I grabbed a handgun just in case he wasn't friendly!

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:23 PM (M0SFQ)

166 Weasel, I'll bet purina makes a bear chow.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 05:17 PM (6LZkj)

Mazuri does:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6qxwsuf


Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 15, 2019 05:23 PM (Rz2Nc)

167 162 Weasel, I'll bet purina makes a bear chow.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 05:17 PM (6LZkj)
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They probably do. In really giant bags!

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:24 PM (M0SFQ)

168 167 162 Weasel, I'll bet purina makes a bear chow.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 15, 2019 05:17 PM (6LZkj)
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It comes in cute little Timothy Treadwell shapes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (uOhgL)

169 Um, the pinniped's on the left.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:20 PM (uOhgL)
* * * *

Hahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 05:26 PM (RkS3d)

170 He was maybe 75 yards away. I grabbed a handgun just in case he wasn't friendly!
Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:23 PM (M0SFQ)

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Bears are always friendly. I learned this from cartoons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:26 PM (uOhgL)

171 It comes in cute little Timothy Treadwell shapes.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 15, 2019 05:25 PM (uOhgL)
* * * *

Hilarious!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 15, 2019 05:27 PM (RkS3d)

172 I spent the last few days trying to turn the place from divorced dad's depressing pad to semi-fit for company. This was...not an easy task.
Posted by: Insomniac

One word: lava lamp

Posted by: Miklos, aesthetically ambitious at June 15, 2019 05:27 PM (QzkSJ)

173 65 Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

Rickl-- how ARE you? Been thinking about you and your health issues . . .

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (pPNCa)


Sorry I missed your comment. I was out mowing the backyard.

I don't know how much you need to catch up on. A lot has happened in the last few weeks. Yesterday morning I got targeted radiation treatment on the tumor they found in my brain a couple weeks ago, using a robotic device called CyberKnife.

I lay on a table and it moves around, lobbing photon torpedoes at the tumor from different angles. I couldn't see it though, as I had to wear a plastic mask to keep my head still.

The doctor said it went well and thinks that single treatment should kill it. The only side effect I felt yesterday was fatigue, which they said was normal. I went to bed early last night, got a good night's sleep, and woke up today feeling fine, and just finished mowing the lawn, as I said.

Posted by: rickl at June 15, 2019 05:28 PM (sdi6R)

174 68 Speaking of... *checks flight* Scheduled to arrive on time. This is good.

I spent the last few days trying to turn the place from divorced dad's depressing pad to semi-fit for company. This was...not an easy task.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 15, 2019 04:04 PM (NWiLs)


Hav a FABULOUS time, dahlin!

Posted by: Ladyl at June 15, 2019 05:28 PM (TdMsT)

175 The bartender just paid the tab for the people who just put their dog down. I wonder what it's like to be nice

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:29 PM (B/YOV)

176 He was maybe 75 yards away. I grabbed a handgun just in case he wasn't friendly!
Posted by: Weasel

Just getting his bearings.

Posted by: Miklos, froend to all noble ursine peoples at June 15, 2019 05:30 PM (QzkSJ)

177 Weasel I do hope you don't have Obama loose in your yard.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:31 PM (B/YOV)

178 Guess I'm legally obligate to holler Nood or something.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at June 15, 2019 05:32 PM (SUV+r)

179 Weasel I do hope you don't have Obama loose in your yard.


I think the SCOAMF is a twink, not a bear.

Posted by: Bert G at June 15, 2019 05:33 PM (OMsf+)

180 177 Weasel I do hope you don't have Obama loose in your yard.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 15, 2019 05:31 PM (B/YOV)
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Hell no!

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 05:43 PM (M0SFQ)

181 The back half of the rabbit was an offering given to you out of respect. You were supposed to eat it!! LOL.She placed it in the food bowl because that it where food goes.
We have 2 cats. One manx, the other, part manx. Very often find back halves of squirrels and gophers at the front door. Not sure why always the back half.
My wife always says, "Good Kitty" and then buries whatever was brought.

Posted by: iComputerFix at June 15, 2019 07:04 PM (MxmX9)

182 27 >>>back half of a rabbit on top of the dry crap I serve the cats

hahahaha
What're the cats' names?
Posted by: m at June 15, 2019 03:21 PM (C7rlo)

Emma is the black and white one. The other is Dusty. Neither is no long with us, unfortunately. Endless stories about those two. Dusty was never known to hunt anything bigger than a worm, when one Saturday morning, he took down a crow. The other crows shrieked and shrieked, absolutely freaking out. He just didn't come home one night last winter.

Posted by: windbag at June 15, 2019 07:44 PM (tKktY)

183 windbag: He just didn't come home one night last winter.

The hours I spent, arguing with the Almighty, after exhausting myself calling and looking for one of our furry friends who just didn't come home.

It's awful.

Posted by: mindful webworker - caturday link at June 15, 2019 08:37 PM (At/8G)

184 Hi all

Posted by: Shaz-ham at June 16, 2019 01:13 AM (goYlB)

185 Why our dear dog companions mean so much.
God and Dog
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY

Posted by: Old Guy at June 16, 2019 01:37 AM (kXsNi)

186 Muad'dib, I'm so sorry for your and your son's loss of Gunner. He was a beauty - may you always remember him as such.
Chris not rock - If you contact me at blackLabsmatterstore at geemail dot com I will send you one of my #BlackLabsMatter ballcaps, featuring my late Lab Duke's smiling mug... no charge. I am sorry you're faced with your Lab's inevitable trip over the bridge... may he go peacefully and find himself in Dog Heaven* pronto.

I've had to put down seven of the eight dogs who have owned me over the last 44 years (got first dog at 16), and it sucked every time. Duke was killed by a car in front of my house four summers ago, due to a dreadful mistake on my part, and I still miss him.

*Dog Heaven, where it's always 70* and sunny yet the mud puddles are full, the water bowls are always full and in the shade, milk bones grow on bushes, and all your old dogs are there having a ball...

Posted by: Cowboyneal at June 16, 2019 01:53 AM (U2zo0)

187 @Insomniac - Yeah, flowers are nice. But you BETTER make sure you have extra toilet paper.

Posted by: Persnickety at June 16, 2019 08:37 AM (bVGUg)

Saturday Gardening Thread, How's June workin' out for ya? [KT]

iris 2.jpg

Hi, Gardeners! June is supposed to be a great gardening month. Is it for you? Anyone dealing with flooding?

The striking photo above is from Admirale's Mate in Andover, MA. Can you tell what kind of iris it is?

Edibles

Anybody planted watermelon? Be prepared. From my creative niece brigade.

cut up fruit.jpg

Fruit season should be revving up in the San Joaquin Valley. Early cherries are done. Our Apriums are gone, and most of the commercial apricots are probably gone finished, too. This is a better climate for peaches and nectarines than for apricots, because summer usually heats up pretty early.

Any local fruit on where you are?

Carnivorous and Native Plants

Another Pitcher Plant from our carnivorous plant specialist, Tony Litwin. I expect there are some bugs in the pitchers this time of year.

S. Flava ornata

7-)S. FLAVA ORNATA.jpg

And something different from Tony, a native wildflower. Not carnivorous:

Just thought everyone would like to see the Rain Lilies Zephyranthus Atamasco that popped up on my property after a violent thunderstorm we had the other day. Seems here in Central Florida, they only do that after an extreme heavy rain and thunderstorm which makes them bloom, and then when they are done in a week or so, they disappear again until next year. Last year they didn't appear at all, and this year they are putting on quite the display. Hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do.

Although you can get them thru a native nursery, they grow wild and these are a wild colony. What's funny is that I also have them growing haphazardly over my lawn with one here and two there. They also grow along roads around here until they disappear in a week or so.

They are one of the few native wildflowers here in central Florida. Not common but a joy to see when they appear.

Rain Lilies Za.jpg

What a nice surprise! You can buy other species (and maybe some hybrids) of Zephyranthus (AKA Zephyr Flower or Fairy Lily) for gardens in other parts of the country. Some are white, others yellow or pink. Some will bloom repeatedly through the season with intermittent watering in mild winter areas.

A while ago, The Invisible Hand sent in a native plant on a different scale. I'm pretty sure it is Romneya coulteri, the biggest wildflower in California. Sunset notes that it is difficult to propagate (from root cuttings or seeds) but difficult to dig up once established. Don't need much water once established. There are two named varieties. There is also a species or subspecies with hairy buds.

They can be invasive where there is summer irrigation. Especially in light, sandy soil. They spread by rhizomes. They make good cut flowers. You can cut the plants back in fall nearly to the ground. You can consider a root barrier to keep them from getting too big.

Look kind of like fried eggs, don't they? So do the Prickly Poppies, which are usually grown as annuals.

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Botanical Gardens

Keena sent in the following intriguing plant photos last week:

Our visit to the San Diego Botanic Garden this week showed that the Sapphire Tower plant from Chile was blooming. It's a gorgeous color. Kind of a teal/turquoise with these bright orange stamen. I've never seen a color quite like this before. Really beautiful.

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Closer view of the flower

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Very unusual. Looks like they may have some other unusual plants at that garden, too.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago one of my nieces went to the 300 year old Magnolia Plantation, with low country gardens and critters, in Charleston, SC.

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Ever wanted a big porch?

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Like they said, low country.

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Careful.

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Prey?

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Gardens of The Horde

S. Lynn sent in a good idea for a bulb cover a while ago. We will be discussing later what to do with bulbs after they bloom. If you have any experiences to share, please do.

The bachelor buttons that seeded from last year help cover the dying leaves from my bulbs. Great little accident. Glad I didn't pull the seedlings out last winter.

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1 Awoke to storms again this morning.

Our garden is automatically watered this Spring.

Or washed away.

Some of both.

Posted by: mindful webworker - caturday link at June 15, 2019 01:22 PM (At/8G)

2 First striking, then frightening. Opened the Ace sight, and was mesmerized by the beautiful iris. The page hadn't yet loaded completely, and the photo of that worthless Oberlin piece of flesh replaced the iris on the screen. Yikes!!

Posted by: None shall pass at June 15, 2019 01:23 PM (JdcHc)

3 I have that colored Iris and a lavender/yellow too.
Good afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 01:25 PM (BbGew)

4 Hi! Hope your garden doesn't get washed away, mindful webworker.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

5 Finally got the big garden mostly planted. It was too wet to till for weeks. I had a few days to plant and it's back to rain. I need to get mulch in around tomatoes and peppers but that will also bring slugs.

Posted by: lurking grandma at June 15, 2019 01:27 PM (sujqA)

6 Is that a flag iris, as opposed to a bearded iris?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:28 PM (hSQmw)

7 The Magnolias are just starting to bloom here in W. NC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 01:28 PM (w54mS)

8 The photos on this thread are always at least interesting and usually gorgeous. But that top photo of the iris is just breathtaking. I should copy it and print it out. What a study for drawing. (Usual disclaimer: nobody sees my 'efforts' except me so the art world is safe.)

Posted by: JTB at June 15, 2019 01:30 PM (bmdz3)

9 We're having a really cold and wet spring / early summer in Michigan. More rain than needed, the farmers couldn't plant, temps have been way down. My apples and raspberries are probably 3 weeks behind the normal schedule.

Posted by: George V at June 15, 2019 01:30 PM (ORvjE)

10 Japanese iris.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 15, 2019 01:31 PM (N3JsI)

11 lurking grandma at June 15, 2019 01:27 PM

Can you use a pet-safe snail bait (iron phosphate based)?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:32 PM (BVQ+1)

12 Flowers here in Southern Colorado are enjoying the May rains we had. Lots more blooms than usual.

I'm extremely pleased that I was finally successful at getting dianthus Tiny Rubies to act like the perennial it is. I planted it in a spot I thought it would hate - - too hot and dry. But it said, "Thank you very much. Here's a carpet of blooms."

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at June 15, 2019 01:33 PM (4HMW8)

13 Kill all of the nasty peacocks!

Or not.

Posted by: Fritz at June 15, 2019 01:33 PM (kLDv+)

14 Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:28 PM

You are correct in that it is not a bearded iris. Lots of irises are called "flags", though. I don't know enough to tell whether it is Japanese, Louisiana, Missouri, Siberian, etc.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:34 PM (BVQ+1)

15 Fritz at June 15, 2019 01:33 PM

We have a peacock in the neighborhood. Kinda noisy. We have no alligators that I know of.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:35 PM (BVQ+1)

16 Got my gardens planted, and now it is a grind to keep the bindweed, amaranth and thistles kept down.

I am doing a trial 3-sisters plot with mounds for corn, squash and beans (and volunteer tomatoes, peppers and a single sunflower popping up in between) where my compost heap used to be. The corn and squash is taking off, but the beans are lagging.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:35 PM (hSQmw)

17 Emmie Oakley at June 15, 2019 01:33 PM

I love that. "Tiny Rubies" always sounded like a great little Dianthus to me.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:36 PM (BVQ+1)

18 Nothing startling in out garden but things are happening. The chives continue to thrive, the dill grew a foot almost over night, the leaf lettuce is ready to pick, and the tomato plants have small green fruits starting. We haven't even killed the cucumber plant yet. Now if I can convince the damn birds and squirrels that the automat is in NYC, not our backyard.

Posted by: JTB at June 15, 2019 01:37 PM (bmdz3)

19 Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 15, 2019 01:28 PM

Have you ever visited the Magnolia Plantation? My niece probably visited before they bloomed there.

But the Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) were blooming. The peacocks are smart enough not to eat them, apparently.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:38 PM (BVQ+1)

20 Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:35 PM

I hate bindweed.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:39 PM (BVQ+1)

21 >>>We have a peacock in the neighborhood. Kinda noisy.<<<

When you get a large gaggle of them going, they are a force to be reckoned with. Nasty bastards. Pretty and nasty.

Posted by: Fritz at June 15, 2019 01:40 PM (kLDv+)

22 13 ..."Kill all of the nasty peacocks!"

Please leave a few. (Yeah, I know they make a godawful sound.) I use the herl in a number of fly patterns, especially the simple ones I can tie.

Thank you for your support. (Shout out to Bartles and James)

Posted by: JTB at June 15, 2019 01:40 PM (bmdz3)

23 Probably 20 years ago a peacock took up residence here, dusk it went to my roof then up to tree next to house. Quite noisy in morning but all in all was neat to have. Disappeared just like it showed up.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 01:40 PM (BbGew)

24 Love those rain lilies, and I think it is special that they are native.

We used to have a pink one in the yard when I was growing up. It was always fun when it suddenly bloomed.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:40 PM (BVQ+1)

25 The wet and cool weather has produced giant hostas this summer. I have been busy dividing them and unloading them on the neighbors. I don't think I have ever seen them this big.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 15, 2019 01:42 PM (Vf4Y7)

26 Who posted the rain lilies? I did not see name/nic

They are wonderful.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at June 15, 2019 01:45 PM (Xa+bj)

27 Awesome iris ... nice display of bachelor's buttons ... hiding old bulb leaves. I leave my bulbs' leaves till they turn brown, which gives them time to store energy to make it through next winter.


Lots of rain here so watermelon and cantaloupe went in late, added more cantaloupe seed a couple days ago. Strawberries fading but lots of raspberries from canes saved from last year, and more canes for fall crop (as I understand it). My picking speed matches my eating speed on raspberries, but didn't notice a stink bug once ... they are numbing on the lips ... managed to spit him out without biting in, but felt almost like a bee sting.


Lots of mowing and weeding so far, in between rain rain rain. cheers to you producers of all things horticulture.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 15, 2019 01:46 PM (Cus5s)

28 Le Garde Vieux at June 15, 2019 01:45 PM

They are from Tony Litwin, our carnivorous plant specialist. He is interested in some other plants, too. I'll make a note.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 01:50 PM (BVQ+1)

29 the only thing I can figure to do with bindweed and thistle is to keep the weeds down by only spot irrigating, raking the soil regularly to uproot all the small weeds as they sprout, and use a shovel to dig down next to the bindweed or thistle as they pop up.

When they are sprouting from a stub of a root, as they always do, there is always a cluster of weeds growing up.
I don't think it is possible to kill bindweed, but you can make it pretty depressed after a while.

There was a book called "Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore in which a modified burmuda grass took over the world. I think about that when I think of bindweed.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:53 PM (hSQmw)

30 That's a purple iris.

Of course, that's not the Latin name, which escapes me at the moment.

Posted by: ALH at June 15, 2019 01:57 PM (ekljB)

31 KT, a fun thing to do with Tiny Rubies is to pass your hand over the plant while it is in bud. All the little buds hit your fingers in a fascinating way. Plus, the blooms have that lovely clove fragrance.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at June 15, 2019 01:57 PM (4HMW8)

32 Looks like Siberian iris, based on the bloom shape and foliage.
Japanese iris typically has small to non-existent standards (upward-facing petals).

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at June 15, 2019 01:57 PM (adsVM)

33 I don't think it is possible to kill bindweed, but you can make it pretty depressed after a while.
Heh...

We've had more than 50% chance of rain the last three days, with no appreciable rain, so we are throwing the first water on the garden as I type.
Almost guarantees a rain, no?

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 01:58 PM (dgnez)

34 Spent 3 hours in the border gardens today, cultivating etc. Perennials in bloom right now on this beautiful June day in western Conn. include: peonies, coral bells, some day lilies, yellow loosestrife, iris (hanging on), salvia, yarrow (almost), clematis, barrenwort, rock cress, dianthus, euphorbia, perennial bachelor buttons, spiderwort, columbines, lady's mantle, poppies, lamium.

Posted by: Caliban at June 15, 2019 01:59 PM (QE8X6)

35 Anyhow, my mock-orange (philidelphus lewisii) and ocean spray (Holodiscus) are both blooming, and in the lovely soft warm nights they smell like vanilla and mild perfume.
My carnivorous climbing roses are in full bloom now too. This is one of the best times of the hear in my yard.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 02:00 PM (hSQmw)

36 Rain...
We had to throw pre-germinated straw down early, just to be able to walk in the garden. Now we have wheat.
We had a persistent and ubiquitous weed (still have some) that we could not ID... then did.
Smartweed! A friggin' aquatic!

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:00 PM (dgnez)

37 Kindltot at June 15, 2019 01:53 PM

I hate Bermuda grass in the garden, too. Sounds like a terrible story.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:01 PM (BVQ+1)

38 My carnivorous climbing roses are in full bloom now too. This is one of the best times of the hear in my yard.
Posted by: Kindltot

No. Tell me no.
Lie to me if you must...

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:03 PM (dgnez)

39 Emmie Oakley at June 15, 2019 01:57 PM

Sounds enchanting. Some child needs a fairy garden with that plant.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:03 PM (BVQ+1)

40 And Caliban, I envy you the perennials.

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:05 PM (dgnez)

41 Caliban at June 15, 2019 01:59 PM

Sounds wonderful. What is barrenwort?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:06 PM (BVQ+1)

42 When we first moved into our house, I had to weed the bedroom.

Bindweed.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at June 15, 2019 02:08 PM (4HMW8)

43 Carnivorous climbing roses? Are those the ones with the extra-large, hooked thorns that always grab a chunk of skin?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)

44 JTB at June 15, 2019 01:30 PM

I noticed that you were not struck by the desire to sketch the alligator.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:10 PM (BVQ+1)

45 Looked up barrenwort... also known as Horny
Goatweed.
That'd be my name for it. The old ways are the best, eh?

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:10 PM (dgnez)

46 Early blight on potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. Aargh! Weeding everything. Asparagus is done. Rest is looking good. Did I mention "the blight"?

Posted by: stonecutter at June 15, 2019 02:10 PM (Bfr22)

47 Kindltot at June 15, 2019 02:00 PM

Wish I had a mock orange to remind me of my grandparents. I think they had a different species, though.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:11 PM (BVQ+1)

48 stonecutter at June 15, 2019 02:10 PM

Noooooo. Will any of them survive? At least it's not late blight.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:12 PM (BVQ+1)

49 Half of the eggplants are done in. The potato harvest may be poor. The tomatoes may be ok.

Posted by: stonecutter at June 15, 2019 02:13 PM (Bfr22)

50 Big Porsche Big deck the ladies chose both....I can smell
Lillies from here.........!!!
Carniverous is only the start of it.

Posted by: saf at June 15, 2019 02:19 PM (5IHGB)

51 yep: those are matillija poppies... and yeah, they are invasive AF.

also apparently round up resistant. got them all over the front yard these days, whether i want them there or not.


http://www.matilijanursery.com/articles
/growing-matilija-poppies/

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 02:20 PM (Ci6sH)

52 Carnivorous climbing roses? Are those the ones with the extra-large, hooked thorns that always grab a chunk of skin?
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:08 PM (BVQ+1)


Only five petals, red, with giant thorns and they will throw out canes that can grow 6 feet in a year and threaten to take over the front yard. Very old fashioned, but I do adore them.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 02:22 PM (hSQmw)

53 MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:10 PM

Barrenwort, Horny Goatweed . . . Sunset just calls them all Epimedium. Well, one is called "Bishop's Hat". I was surprised that there are several garden varieties. And species.

The scientific name of the genus reminds me of an orchid's name.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:22 PM (BVQ+1)

54 Narf

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 02:23 PM (hSQmw)

55 Hola from WeaselAcres! Four glorious days with perfect weather. Mowed and cut back brush from the sides of the road. So far, so good - haven't broken any equipment or seriously injured myself.
Not sure if this belongs in the pet thread but I saw a yuuuuuge black bear yesterday. He was about 75 yards away digging something up in the grass.

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 02:24 PM (M0SFQ)

56 Willowed from overnight...

I'm up, but I don't know for how long. I wish I could see Mannix.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 15, 2019 02:59 AM (13CQC)

Ah, a woman after my own heart!

But, at 2:59, wouldn't Mannix be over already?

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at June 15, 2019 02:26 PM (jdWK0)

57 and the photo of that worthless Oberlin piece of flesh replaced the iris on the screen. Yikes!!

Posted by: None shall pass at June 15, 2019 01:23 PM (JdcHc)
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it's not worthless: the current valuation is -$44 mil, plus lawyer's fees TBD.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 02:27 PM (Ci6sH)

58 Not sure if this belongs in the pet thread but I saw a yuuuuuge black bear yesterday. He was about 75 yards away digging something up in the grass.

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 02:24 PM (M0SFQ)
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maybe one of the bodies?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 02:27 PM (Ci6sH)

59 Next year after tilling and before planting need to cover the ground to catch all the maple seeds, half the weeds in the garden are maple trees

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 02:28 PM (BbGew)

60 redc
We have a neighborhood invader that a woman some years planted (then moved), called sweet autumn clematis (C. terniflora). Laughs at roundup.
I use a weedkiller with triclopyr in it, and it knocks it dead, and doesn't kill the grass.
But the seeds persist for three years, so...

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:28 PM (dgnez)

61 Temps have been cool in NoVA, even with a few hot days. Also good amount of rain. A native Dutchman's pipe somehow showed up a few years ago and I haven't been able to get rid of it. I have a few plants of Cobra's Eye iris and enjoyed them for two days before a day of rain reduced them to pulp. Earlier my azaleas didn't fare much better for the same reason. I am not quite at the "there's always next year yet" but not far.

Posted by: Lirio100 at June 15, 2019 02:29 PM (JK7Jw)

62 Thanks, kindltot. If I'd thought for a minute, I might have guessed it like KT.
My wife wants an arch over and in front of the yard hydrant, standing in the middle of the yard, draped in climbers. I'm SO reluctant.

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:31 PM (dgnez)

63
maybe one of the bodies?
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 02:27 PM (Ci6sH)
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Well come to think of it...

Posted by: Weasel at June 15, 2019 02:31 PM (M0SFQ)

64 I have some volunteer black-eyed susans - usually I water occasionally, but this year that might make the house float away!

Posted by: Parker at June 15, 2019 02:36 PM (MFwf8)

65 MarkY, these were planted some time in the last century, but there are far nicer roses than these on the market. An arch would be wonderful if I had anywhere to put it.

My sister got bored a couple of years ago and took these roses all down to the ground, and they were back up in a couple of years, and are now a hazard again while I am mowing. A lot of the old houses and old farm houses especially have a rose thicket that started out as a rambling rose on the fence.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2019 02:36 PM (hSQmw)

66 50 saf
You have a deck on your Porsche? Must be the SUV.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at June 15, 2019 02:37 PM (swldI)

67 I wanted to put grapes on the arbor. But whenever I argue about something she really wants, the name Lorena Bobbit somehow comes up.

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:39 PM (dgnez)

68 And I think the pest is called a Lantern Fly, and have been killing as many that come near me as I can.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 02:40 PM (BbGew)

69 I thought having a Porsche compensated for not having a big deck...

Posted by: Parker at June 15, 2019 02:44 PM (MFwf8)

70 redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 02:27 PM

Just for you guys, I reduced the sized of her photo. So the iris should predominate now.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:44 PM (BVQ+1)

71 Skip at June 15, 2019 02:40 PM

We learned about those earlier. New pest, I guess.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:45 PM (BVQ+1)

72 Weasel at June 15, 2019 02:24 PM

If you plan on taking the bear home, he belongs in the pet thread. Otherwise, he was there for whatever was under the grass. Sounds like.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 02:46 PM (BVQ+1)

73 "How's June working' out for ya?"

I live in northeast Texas. The last 5 days have been extremely pleasant. For those of you that don't live in Texas, you think, "So what?" But, this is Texas. Pleasant temperatures on June 11-15? Unbelievable! It's almost like global warming....I mean, global cooling....I mean, the climate crisis is real! If this is a climate crisis, give me more.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 15, 2019 02:48 PM (m79Dg)

74 I live in northeast Texas.
Anonymous White Male

Northeast Texas? What part of Missouri is that?
(Couldn't resist)

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:50 PM (dgnez)

75 Last year my sister had a bush that was covered by the thousands of Lantern Fly, no idea what I have but started seeing them weeks ago as tiny things but they are full size now.
They are black with white dots all over them.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 02:55 PM (BbGew)

76 Skip, sounds like Jap beetles to me.
Lanternfly seems to be a Pa. thing right now, but if this quarantine is as successful as every other quarantine I've ever seen... coming to a garden near you soon!

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 03:00 PM (dgnez)

77 Arf Arf! Critters thread up.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381757

Posted by: mindful webworker - caturday link at June 15, 2019 03:01 PM (At/8G)

78 Coincidence? The San Diego Botanic Garden that Keena visited has The Invisible Hand's poppy featured for June.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/slideshow-6.htm

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 03:04 PM (BVQ+1)

79 Oh there not screaming Tora Tora Tora, those out front eating my Rhodies.
These little flies are triangular and only 1/4 inch

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 03:10 PM (BbGew)

80 I did forget to mention last week the tent caterpillars were mild this year, only a couple of branches were infected. Last year really hit them as soon as I could so thinking that knocked them down in numbers.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2019 03:20 PM (BbGew)

81 Skip,
Hee. Ok.

Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 03:23 PM (dgnez)

82 Late to the party again, as usual. Just wanted to say the only thing grown here in the summer is cotton. Lots and lots of cotton. When the fields are cleared in about October, then it's lots and lots of lettuce. Texas Purple Sage does well all year. Seems to bloom whenever it feels like it. It's the only plant I have that the jackrabbits don't eat.

Posted by: AlmostYuman at June 15, 2019 03:50 PM (mrInr)

83 The excessive rain in these parts really is hindering the flowering plants in my containers. One would think that moisture would be great for them, maybe too much of a good thing? Also a few weeks ago it wasn't just wet, it was cold too.

Nothing like last year. The hummingbird mint seems to be taking its time coming up, the other perennial flowers look kind of puny...but at least I'm seeing pollinators, that's a good thing.

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:11 PM (kD8Fh)

84 That sapphire tower plant reminds me of the roses crafted of thin sheets of wood and then painted. What a unique color!

Posted by: kallisto at June 15, 2019 04:12 PM (kD8Fh)

85 Posted by: MarkY at June 15, 2019 02:28 PM (dgnez)
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dually noted and thanks! i gotta go to Home Despot this weekend anyway, so i know what to look for.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2019 04:13 PM (Ci6sH)

86 Next year after tilling and before planting need to cover the ground to catch all the maple seeds, half the weeds in the garden are maple trees

The soil needs to rest for at least a week anyway, right?

If you use clear plastic and it's sunny during that time, might help raise soil temp enough to kill some weed seeds too.

Win-win.

Oh, how I *do not* miss our elm trees!

Posted by: JQ at June 15, 2019 04:15 PM (gP/Z3)

87 Lirio100 at June 15, 2019 02:29 PM

Have you seen any Pipevine Swallowtails with your Dutchman's Pipe?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 06:39 PM (BVQ+1)

88 AlmostYuman at June 15, 2019 03:50 PM

When you mention cotton, it reminds me that we have wasps visiting one of the kitties' watering bowls. They don't look friendly.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at June 15, 2019 06:42 PM (BVQ+1)

89 Ktbarthedoor-look up homemade wasp traps using red solo cups, wasp bait, hamburger, and frontline flea preventative. Works great.

Posted by: S.lynn at June 16, 2019 01:01 AM (Z4HCe)

Thread before the Gardening Thread, June 15 [KT]

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs

Happy Saturday!

The Oberlin Verdict

I am still impressed by this verdict against a social justice witchhunt. How about you? Legal Insurrection has done a great job of covering the trial. William Jacobson was on with Tucker Carlson last night, noting that a witchhunt like this could happen to anybody, even off-campus:

These are people who get up at 3 or 4 in the morning [to go to work] when Oberlin students are just getting home.

As Steven Hayward asked, "Will Oberlin learn its lesson?"