Saturday Overnight Open Thread (8/18/18 )

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The Saturday Night Joke

The teacher asked the class to use the word “fascinate” in a sentence.

Molly put up her hand and said, “My family went to my granddad's farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating."

The teacher said, “That was good, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate,’ not 'fascinating'.”

Sally raised her hand. She said, “My family went to see Rock City and I was fascinated.”

The teacher said, “Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate’.”

Little Johnny raised his hand, but the teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before. She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word “fascinate,” so she called on him.

Johnny said, “My aunt Carolyn has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so big she can only fasten eight!”

The teacher sat down and cried.

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Sure it is Caturday, but could a cat do this? Clumsy! Yet so cute!!

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There are still a few weeks of summer left. If you want to do some sight seeing why not visit one of the 15 oldest taverns in the good old U.S.A.?


Besides drinks, some of them sound like they have fine eats as well.


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I'm not so sure the name BlackFly is the one I would have chosen for this flying car.


Which of course gets you this from Tim Wilson NSFW


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Moar Saturday night humor


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Just where did you obtain your drivers license?

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The ONT Musical Interlude


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And.....Keith Richards has outlived another performer of his generation. Go figure.


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Good music and good neighbors. In this situation do not go hand in hand. Surprisingly she was not shot, stabbed or maimed prior to arrest.

Eva N., from the Slovakian town of Štúrovo, was recently arrested after defying the Supreme Court’s decision to stop playing a four-minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ on loop every day from early in the morning until late at night.

It’s safe to say that Eva N.’s neighbors on Kossuth Street, in Štúrovo, know Verid’s La Traviata by heart. After all they’ve been forced to listen to it for 16 years, ever since the woman started playing it from loudspeakers on her balconies almost non-stop during the day. They’ve been trying to get her to stop for years, appealing to both local police and the justice system, but Eva just defied everyone and kept turning on Placido Domingo’s interpretation of La Traviata every morning at around 6 am, and only turned it off at around 10 at night. Luckily, after over a decade and a half of audio torture, Slovakia’s Supreme Court recently upheld the decision of a lower court that required Eva N. to stop playing her music at loud volume. She ignored the ruling as she did the previous ones, only this time, she got arrested.


Good tune but an endless loop?

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Respect your elders or you could end up winning a Genius Winner Award.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:32 PM




Comments

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1 Slacking?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 09:31 PM (3Pma+)

2 What?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 09:33 PM (8iiMU)

3 Fresh!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:33 PM (I16G8)

4 We own this thread.
Svengoolie, or shark week?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 09:33 PM (8iiMU)

5 Yo!

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 18, 2018 09:33 PM (lLeln)

6 I'm selecting Svengoolie at the moment.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 09:34 PM (8iiMU)

7
Remember that story about the lesbian feminist icon professor who has been accused of sexually harassing one of her male graduate students, who was gay?

Well, here's what they look like:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6072623

And the dude's name is Nimrod. Nimrod, for real.

For a lesbian, she sure was interested Nimrod's cock. And, if he could just transition to translesbian, they could live happily ever after.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:35 PM (8O3HH)

8 Top Ten?

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:36 PM (6Zmow)

9 Nth?

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 09:37 PM (DKWPF)

10 Good Evening.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 09:37 PM (89T5c)

11 Top 20

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (A3hZc)

12 Just texted my daughter the Keith Richard quote. We both marvel.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (+Tibp)

13 Papa D. Tweet...tick tock.


Oh my.

Posted by: Ha at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (MAstk)

14 And the dude's name is Nimrod. Nimrod, for real.

For a lesbian, she sure was interested Nimrod's cock. And, if he could just transition to translesbian, they could live happily ever after.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:35 PM (8O3HH)

Keep her away from Nimrod, MN where men are happy.....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (3Pma+)

15 God willing, Duane and Aretha are singing together again tonight.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (NpK5V)

16 Johnny said, "My aunt Carolyn has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so big she can only fasten eight!"

And those tits... were Albert Einstein.

*everyone stands and claps*

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:39 PM (y87Qq)

17

When that burns down good we can do the marshmallows. See how many times you can toast the same one.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 18, 2018 09:39 PM (S/hVx)

18 "Deep Fascination" --The Feelies:

https://youtu.be/clzpX_hUQfc?t=7m38s

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:39 PM (e7oj4)

19 Top 50...

What a day.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (EjQ00)

20 And the dude's name is Nimrod. Nimrod, for real.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:35 PM (8O3HH)


It's a biblical name. Also a maritime patrol variant of the de Havilland Comet.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (y87Qq)

21 Top 20?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (kQs4Y)

22 And.....Keith Richards has outlived another performer of his generation. Go figure.




Keith is the living dead so anything short of a stake in his heart won't stop him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (SiINZ)

23 Guess not!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (kQs4Y)

24 Happy Caterday!!

Thank you for all those interesting stories, MisHum.

I'm going to plan a trip for Nimrod, MN. See what's up.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (6Zmow)

25 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Back To School Shopping.

--LMAO could've used that my HS senior year.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:41 PM (e7oj4)

26 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
A weird reclusive so I can't get laid
How I wish that I could be normal
I'm in an awful way

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

27 16 years of one track? And the media complained about the heavy metal Noreiga had to listen to.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (y4EGh)

28 You know... where is my jetpack?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 18, 2018 09:43 PM (39g3+)

29 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
A weird reclusive so I can't get laid
How I wish that I could be normal
I'm in an awful way
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs

Have you ever considered putting on a wig an camwhoring for extra money?

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 09:43 PM (DKWPF)

30
"Fascination". Human League:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqqBs6kkzHE

And so the conversation turned, until the sun went down, and many fantasies were learned...

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:43 PM (8O3HH)

31 26 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

That's a double negative.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:44 PM (6Zmow)

32 Have you ever considered putting on a wig an camwhoring for extra money?
Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 09:43 PM (DKWPF)

People might pay me NOT to do that.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

33 You know... where is my jetpack?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 18, 2018 09:43 PM (39g3+)

Gonna pimp dis ride!

Posted by: A Young And Diverse Rocketeer at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (DKWPF)

34 If Keith Richards is one of the people of the night. Stake through the heart to start with. Followed by decapitation. And then Holy Water. If anything is left toss in a cement mixer, mix well with concrete, and pour in a deep hole.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (y4EGh)

35 Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

That's a double negative.
Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:44 PM (6Zmow)

Take it up with Sam Cooke.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

36 People might pay me NOT to do that.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

In other words you win either way.

Posted by: Robert, bringing hope to the despairing at August 18, 2018 09:46 PM (DKWPF)

37 How about some Obsession?

https://youtu.be/p-dx6S_Aqn0

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:46 PM (y4EGh)

38 hello world

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

39 >That's a double negative.
Posted by: ALH at August 1



soooooo, insomniac is getting laid then. Shouldn't take long.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (NpK5V)

40 Did we pillage before igniting the fire?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (ZhS5t)

41 Imagine what Russian driving was like back when they had Soviet-built cars, before dashcams.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (sdi6R)

42 re; Driving. Who's gonna drive you home?

https://youtu.be/p-dx6S_Aqn0

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:48 PM (y4EGh)

43 Imagine what Russian driving was like back when they had Soviet-built cars, before dashcams.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (sdi6R)


Probably about the same as now, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:49 PM (y87Qq)

44 I like this Brandon Straka guy, and not in a gay way!

He thinks like a Moron.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:49 PM (e7oj4)

45 back when they had Soviet-built cars"
Doubtful.

Top speed of what, 20?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:49 PM (EjQ00)

46 Did we pillage before igniting the fire?
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (ZhS5t)

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Yes. It is pillage, burn and then rape by romantic firelight.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:50 PM (I16G8)

47 Who's gonna drive you home?"

When, tonight?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:50 PM (6qErC)

48 39 >That's a double negative.
Posted by: ALH at August 1



soooooo, insomniac is getting laid then. Shouldn't take long.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 09:47 PM (NpK5V)

Been about 8 years and I don't see any relief in sight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:50 PM (NWiLs)

49 @41 Imagine what Russian driving was like back when they had Soviet-built cars, before dashcams.
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Black Mercedes are Soviet-built?

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 09:51 PM (2vC9U)

50 The oldest taverns in the US was cool. Never thought the oldest bar was in RI.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 09:51 PM (89T5c)

51

Only thing the Russians should be allowed to drive are nails.


Small ones.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 18, 2018 09:52 PM (S/hVx)

52 26 Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
A weird reclusive so I can't get laid
How I wish that I could be normal
I'm in an awful way
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:42 PM (NWiLs)

Bro, in the current year, it's way overrated. Much more to life than women. As soon as you retrain your brain when it comes to correcting that lie we were brainwashed since birth to believe, the more at peace you will be. And date I say some happiness will find you. At best most modern day women are a distraction and at worst it's like willingly putting on a suicide vest and giving a complete stranger with no accountablity or facing consequences the wireless trigger to blow you and your life up.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 09:52 PM (Mwx8i)

53 43
Probably about the same as now, yeah?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:49 PM (y87Qq)


I'm assuming that today's cars work better and are more reliable than the old Soviet cars. Back then, if you turned the steering wheel or hit the brakes, who knows what could happen?

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

54 >> How about some Obsession?

I thought you were talking about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

"Who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:53 PM (8O3HH)

55 giving a complete stranger with no accountablity or facing consequences the wireless trigger to blow you

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 09:52 PM (Mwx8i)

Just...awful...

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 09:54 PM (DKWPF)

56 Walgreen's is aa drug store. Why do they sell beer?

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (6Zmow)

57 Been about 8 years and I don't see any relief in sight.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:50 PM (NWiLs)


Do we have a list of things we've suggested for getting you out of your own head? We should.

Also hello and good evening BeckoningChasm, I swear we're going to brighten at least one person's evening tonight or else Stand The Fuck By.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (y87Qq)

58 Uh Publius I DID link to that song...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (y4EGh)

59 New member of the family came home today. 10 weeks old kitten, gray with a racing stripe. We originally thought it was a girl when we decided to adopt and just when I went to pick her up we found out "Betty" was really a "Bob". So, I got to pick the new name so I named him Ace for Ace Frehley of KISS. He's a bundle of energy and is currently doing laps around the inside of the house.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 09:56 PM (w+Jhj)

60 Russian transporters???

https://youtu.be/fT8ElbZTGdg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:56 PM (y4EGh)

61 Why do they sell beer? "

Because they love us.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (6qErC)

62 Back then, if you turned the steering wheel or hit the brakes, who knows what could happen?
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 09:53 PM (sdi6R)


So... in the context of Russian dashcam videos: probably about the same as now, yeah?

Walgreen's is aa drug store. Why do they sell beer?
Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (6Zmow)


Know how I can tell you don't live in Michigan?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (y87Qq)

63 Didn't name it "Ace" for "Of Spades"?

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (DKWPF)

64 Walgreen's is aa drug store. Why do they sell beer?

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (6Zmow)

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They sell groceries too. *shrug*

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (I16G8)

65 Only thing the Russians should be allowed to drive are nails.
Posted by: irongrampa

Don't start or we're going to hear from Uncle Palp all night about the SMR.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (+Tibp)

66 >> Uh Publius I DID link to that song...

When I paste that link, I get some Russian thing here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dx6S_Aqn0

It's Putin hacking, I guess.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:58 PM (8O3HH)

67 A CVS near us has a real wine cellar.

Go figure.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:59 PM (6qErC)

68 About Aretha and Skydog Duane being in the same picture. It was no accident as they both built their careers at a then unknown studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. There's a great documentary about it, called Muscle Shoals.

The House Band, the Swampers, backed Aretha and others on many hits. They were local white crackers and looked like the local real estate agent, used car salesman and bank teller.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 09:59 PM (1UZdv)

69 Walgreen's used to have a lunch counter, back in the day.

I guess they have always been all things to all people.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:59 PM (6Zmow)

70 Hello AshevilleRobert and also mini-Ace.

Rub dat kitty. And be sure to get some pictures over to MisHum for next weekend!

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (y87Qq)

71 Wow thanks Publius for posting the correct link since I still had that in the buffer from last thread. Still Russian science fiction music video.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (y4EGh)

72 It's a biblical name.
Posted by: hogmartin


Nimrod, the mighty hunter, great-grandson of Noah.

But one of the bad guys; supposedly the king who built the Tower of Babel.

So we'll have to change his name for the direct-to-tv movie, so we don't associate teh ebil predator with teh gayness.

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (P1f+c)

73 10 weeks old kitten, gray with a racing stripe"

Sounds like ours. She's now a year old, and feels free to tell all of us what to do...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (6qErC)

74 56 If it is a store in Wisconsin I think it's in the law that they must sell beer. Practically every store that is a stand alone and doesn't have a powertool section does (even WI isn't that crazy).

Heck, a (the?) Major WI based theater chain sells beer in a number of their theaters.

Posted by: Bete, deplorable bot of melancholy at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (Ojki1)

75 56 Walgreen's is aa drug store. Why do they sell beer?

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (6Zmow)
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For people like me who self-medicate.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (OBcoN)

76 Only thing the Russians should be allowed to drive are nails.
Posted by: irongrampa

Don't start or we're going to hear from Uncle Palp all night about the SMR.
Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:57 PM (+Tibp)

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Pretty sure Iron Grampa would verbally beat Palp to shreds over the SMR/GECSPLAN crap.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 10:01 PM (I16G8)

77 66 >> Uh Publius I DID link to that song...

When I paste that link, I get some Russian thing here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dx6S_Aqn0

It's Putin hacking, I guess.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 09:58 PM (8O3HH)

--Can we get a link with Latin alphabet, please?

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:01 PM (e7oj4)

78 The House Band, the Swampers, "

Could they pick a song or two?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:01 PM (6qErC)

79 The Allman Brothers used to do free concerts in Macon. Sun Records did that for publicity.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:02 PM (6Zmow)

80 -Can we get a link with Latin alphabet, please"

Https://ipsumlorem

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:03 PM (6qErC)

81 Walgreen's is aa drug store. Why do they sell beer?

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (6Zmow)


Because you need a beer chaser with your Xanax.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:03 PM (8lsuS)

82 Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 09:52 PM (Mwx8i)

It's probably more wishful thinking than anything else. Plus, I'm never EVER going to get married again.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

83 >79 The Allman Brothers used to do free concerts in Macon. Sun Records did that for publicity.
Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:02



I've seen them many times but never when Duane was alive.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (NpK5V)

84 Someone else mentioned it in the other thread. Dunkirk and Darkest Hour are on back to back on HBO.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (OBcoN)

85 The Cowboys have a player named Taco Charlton.

That is all.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (+Tibp)

86 Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:03 PM (6qErC)

--Nice try:

This site can't be reached
ipsumlorem's server IP address could not be found.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (e7oj4)

87 Apropos of nothing, I just made a pretty good homemade cheesesteak. It's essential to have top-notch ingredients, and a couple of weeks ago an 'ette pointed me towards an Italian deli that is very close to me. Thanks!

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

88 >>Wow thanks Publius

No problem, let's just all Wang Chung tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

And then, Let's Go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNazEjVd6Y

And remember the Dance Hall Days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKwO1aB1W3I

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (8O3HH)

89 This site can't be reached
ipsumlorem's server IP address could not be found. "

Of course not. It's a dead language.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:06 PM (6qErC)

90 85 The Cowboys have a player named Taco Charlton.

That is all.
Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (+Tibp)

--Played for Michigan.

Along with a wide receiver named Eddie McDoom.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:07 PM (e7oj4)

91 Followed by a Ballroom Blitz

https://youtu.be/ewFBuYHldeY

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (y4EGh)

92 Don't know if Country Boy has popped in yet since "the incident" but he emailed me and is doing well. Tired and taking it easy. God still has stuff for him to do so this was just a warning. keep praying for a full recovery.

Posted by: lin-duh at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (kufk0)

93 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:04 PM (NpK5V)

Mr. H saw them when Duane was alive. He was like 19 years old and living on his own in Macon.


Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (6Zmow)

94 --Nice try:

This site can't be reached
ipsumlorem's server IP address could not be found.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (e7oj4)


When I added a '.com' and changed the first 'H' to 'h', I get a security warning.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (8lsuS)

95 And then, Let's Go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNazEjVd6Y
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (8O3HH)


I have no idea why I was expecting this to be early 1990s Rancid.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (y87Qq)

96 Along with a wide receiver named Eddie McDoom.
Posted by: logprof

Now THAT is a football name.

Best quarterback name? Buck Baloo. Probably didn't spell that right.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (+Tibp)

97 >Along with a wide receiver named Eddie McDoom.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:07


Eddie McMonte. FIFY

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (NpK5V)

98 Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (y87Qq)


Due to life I won't be doing pet thread for a few weeks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (3Pma+)

99 I am posting this as 54, MisHum. thank you for the Reagan vid! I had cofefee in mug today from the libra. The last meaning full trip dad and I did was go to rhe Reagan Library. So many memories, and mostly happy. I need to focus on that.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (pcnVL)

100 Don't know if Country Boy has popped in yet since "the incident" but he emailed me and is doing well. Tired and taking it easy. God still has stuff for him to do so this was just a warning. keep praying for a full recovery.
Posted by: lin-duh at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (kufk0)

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Great news, thanks!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 10:09 PM (I16G8)

101 Remember that story about the lesbian feminist icon professor who has
been accused of sexually harassing one of her male graduate students,
who was gay?


Who knew the Church Lady was a professor? And gay!

Posted by: tu3031 at August 18, 2018 10:09 PM (jDF8P)

102 When I added a '.com' and changed the first 'H' to 'h', I get a security warning"

Don't mess with the romans.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:09 PM (6qErC)

103 Due to life I won't be doing pet thread for a few weeks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (3Pma+)


Oh right, KT did the one today. My mistake.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (y87Qq)

104 >Mr. H saw them when Duane was alive. He was like 19 years old and living on his own in Macon.


Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:0



I'm jealous. I was only 8 when Duane died.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (NpK5V)

105 Apropos of nothing, I just made a pretty good
homemade cheesesteak. It's essential to have top-notch ingredients, and
a couple of weeks ago an 'ette pointed me towards an Italian deli that
is very close to me. Thanks!

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

The roll is key. Where did you get the roll?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (txw6d)

106 Due to life I won't be doing pet thread for a few weeks"

Hope all is ok...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (6qErC)

107 Best quarterback name? Buck Baloo. Probably didn't spell that right.
Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (+Tibp)

--Eh, Joe Montana is a pretty awesome QB name.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (e7oj4)

108 How many golfers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Fore.

Posted by: Col. Kurtz at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (DMUuz)

109
Just Don't Mess with my Toot-toot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL3Wwo6RGyw

And Fogerty doing it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ipI2qnUGuQ

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (8O3HH)

110 "Hello AshevilleRobert and also mini-Ace.



Rub dat kitty. And be sure to get some pictures over to MisHum for next weekend!

Posted by: hogmartin"

He's getting plenty of rubbing and purring like a SD40-2.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (w+Jhj)

111 I dunno, this link at the genius site looks promising. It's the humidity, not the heat:


Florida man shot in testicles by wife to stop him from taking air conditioner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (xSo9G)

112 IT'S OVER!!!! GET OUT!!! STOP THE SHOW!!! GO!!! GO!!!

Posted by: Phillip Mudd taking control of the ONT at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (Y+IL9)

113 I bought I,Claudius on Amazon Prime this week. Haven't seen it in 20 years. Still good.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (+Tibp)

114 The Walgreens sign was funny and I always love the little Johnny jokes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

115 I was only 8 when Duane died."

My lawn. Vamoose.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (6qErC)

116 What happened to Country Boy?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (89T5c)

117 I've been in two of the bars listed...and probably a hundred others. See: Squandered Youth

*buffs nails*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:12 PM (xSo9G)

118 Don't know if Country Boy has popped in yet since
"the incident" but he emailed me and is doing well. Tired and taking it
easy. God still has stuff for him to do so this was just a warning. keep praying for a full recovery.

Posted by: lin-duh at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (kufk0)

What happened?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:12 PM (txw6d)

119 Brits have a new aircraft carrier.


https://tinyurl.com/yat63mu7

Posted by: tu3031 at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (jDF8P)

120 Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (y87Qq)

No problem
KT did a wonderful job!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (3Pma+)

121 Oh geez, this video just might make Palp break out the AK-47

https://youtu.be/SYnVYJDxu2Q

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (y4EGh)

122 It's as if Harley Davidson had it in for the Allman Bros. band.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (xSo9G)

123 Due to life I won't be doing pet thread for a few weeks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (3Pma+)

I nominate WeirdDave as a substitute. We can get pets *and* .gifs!

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (DKWPF)

124 Oh! Whoever recommended WD40 to get tar off of my car.. it worked like a charm! Took the silver beauty immediately afterward for a bath.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

125 Posted by: Phillip Mudd taking control of the ONT at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM

Where are your women?

Posted by: J. T. Kirk at August 18, 2018 10:13 PM (DMUuz)

126 Asprin, heart attack in the dr. office.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:14 PM (pcnVL)

127 I'd seen most of those dashcam wrecks already. The majority of those are from Russia. Now I pretty much stick to just watching the ones from the US. Got some good shots of a teen trying to text and drive today and running off onto the shoulder several times.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:14 PM (w+Jhj)

128 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (89T5c)

He had a heart attack. In the doctors office. BTW.. any updates on CB?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

129 Watched that German movie mentioned on the movie thread, didn't understand one word.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:14 PM (lxZ71)

130 >My lawn. Vamoose.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 1



Thanks! That made my day.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:15 PM (NpK5V)

131 Watched that German movie mentioned on the movie thread, didn't understand one word.
Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:14 PM (lxZ71)

Well you have to make sure the English subtitles are turned on.

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 10:15 PM (DKWPF)

132 Shit. Glad he's ok.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 10:16 PM (89T5c)

133 Time to start the crock pot. Fixing a pot roast for Sunday lunch.

We're having some cooler, rainy weather. Puts me in the mind for Fall.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:16 PM (6Zmow)

134 Jewells,
CB is doing well. Goes in Monday for a follow up.

Posted by: lin-duh at August 18, 2018 10:16 PM (kufk0)

135 Brits have a new aircraft carrier.


https://tinyurl.com/yat63mu7
Posted by: tu3031

Wait, they have to go the the USA to get their aircraft?

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:16 PM (+Tibp)

136 Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:08 PM (pcnVL)


My Memories of my parents come back when I least expect them.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (3Pma+)

137 Gonna crash out. Up at 0430 to start brisket, had great day.

Yay Texas!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (6qErC)

138 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (v4pQ0)

139 I'm brining some inch thick, bone-in pork chops to grill tomorrow night.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (NpK5V)

140 @89 Of course not. It's a dead language.
-----------------------

We never let that stop voters!

- Dem Machine Apparatchik

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (2vC9U)

141 Asville Robt. - Heh. The dorms at UNCA. Classic.

I do feel a slight pang of sorrow for the new Chancellor. She takes office on Tuesday, and is immediately served up a steaming plate of doo-doo.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (xSo9G)

142 Cant mention Sam Cooke without this one.
https://youtu.be/sdjgj5A2gOs

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (cLj/v)

143 Wait, they have to go the the USA to get their aircraft?

Posted by: Blutarski at August


This is my shocked face . . .

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (pcnVL)

144 Well its not really the UK's carrier, they are sharing it and the sister ship with France. And yes it needs US F-35s or it is just a giant helicopter carrier.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (y4EGh)

145 My Memories of my parents come back when I least expect them.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (3Pma+)

Daddy is an angel, and Mommy is a cat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (txw6d)

146 'Asheville', dammit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (xSo9G)

147 "I've seen them many times but never when Duane was alive."

Same here. Saw them at MSG in '73. I was still 15. Songs from Brothers and Sisters that hadn't been released yet. Chuck Leavell on piano.

They headlined the Watkins Glen, NY racetrack a week later with the The Band and The Dead, still the biggest US concert ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (1UZdv)

148 131 Probably as I have no idea how to put them on either.
Well acted I thought. I watch lots of foreign movies, mostly Russian without understanding a word.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:18 PM (lxZ71)

149 I bought I,Claudius on Amazon Prime this week. Haven't seen it in 20 years. Still good.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:11 PM (+Tibp)


Hillarity! reminds me of Livia: Political machinations, palace intrigue, lust for power and willingness to kill.

This is why History is so important: Evil people have been around a long time, and so have the solutions for same. Now if we could only apply the solutions more frequently today.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (8lsuS)

150 Good evening Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (v4pQ0)

Ladyl!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (txw6d)

151 Thirst!

and naow, back outside to play with power tools a bit longer...

Hatch Chilies are here!

two bags of hot ones, a bin of fresh roasted, some guac, some salsa and some cerveza

and a couple sausages to roast when tool time is over!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (OaNFX)

152 Brits have a new aircraft carrier.
https://tinyurl.com/yat63mu7
Posted by: tu3031
Wait, they have to go the the USA to get their aircraft?
Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 10:16 PM (+Tibp)


Not only that, they get real huffy when we forget to put the steering wheel on the correct side. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (km8m2)

153 Thank you Lin-duh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

154 Good evening Horde!
Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (v4pQ0

No, U!

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 10:19 PM (DKWPF)

155 105
The roll is key. Where did you get the roll?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:10 PM (txw6d)


Yes it is. Sam's Italian Market on Weslh Road in Willow Grove. areswoman mentioned it a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be very close to where I work.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

156 Was wondering about Country Boy this morning, hope he's back soon.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:20 PM (lxZ71)

157 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:17 PM (NpK5V)

We will bring the slaw and your choice of beer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:21 PM (3Pma+)

158 Yes it is. Sam's Italian Market on Weslh Road in
Willow Grove. areswoman mentioned it a couple of weeks ago, and it
turned out to be very close to where I work.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

Congratulations! Sometimes it seems as though the delis hog all of the best rolls.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:21 PM (txw6d)

159 >Hatch Chilies are here!

two bags of hot ones, a bin of fresh roasted, some guac, some salsa and some cerveza

and a couple sausages to roast when tool time is over!
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2018



You have no idea how jealous I am. Hatch green chili's are what I miss most about living in NM.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:21 PM (NpK5V)

160 Because they have American aircraft they will need standard wrenches and sockets.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:22 PM (lxZ71)

161 "Asville Robt. - Heh. The dorms at UNCA. Classic.



I do feel a slight pang of sorrow for the new Chancellor. She takes
office on Tuesday, and is immediately served up a steaming plate of
doo-doo.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,"

I saw that. Wonder who screwed that up?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:22 PM (w+Jhj)

162 112 IT'S OVER!!!! GET OUT!!! STOP THE SHOW!!! GO!!! GO!!!
Posted by: Phillip Mudd taking control of the ONT



I saw a brief video clip of that madness. Is Phil now a racist? He screamed at a black man, yelling at him to get out. That seems kind of racist by today's "standards". New Rules Phil, New Rules.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 18, 2018 10:23 PM (LUyqH)

163 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:21 PM (NpK5V)

--I am totally Team Green

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:23 PM (e7oj4)

164 Hi red, will be in touch.

bedtime for bonzo.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:23 PM (pcnVL)

165 Time to medicine the cat. It's a two-person job. Back in a bit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d)

166 >
--I am totally Team Green
Posted by: logprof at August




Me too!

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (NpK5V)

167 I was just catching up on Better Call Saul earlier. Jesus.. I can't remember half the shit that happened the previous season. Why do they have to wait so long between seasons? I think I have everything figured except why that big company hired Mike. I know it involves the cartel... well I think it does but my memory is failing me on that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

168 p.s. I medicine Mommy, too.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (txw6d)

169 Not only that, they get real huffy when we forget to put the steering wheel on the correct side. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve
-------------

Worse...the windshields are made of plexiglas, and airframes of aluminum.

Can't get that shit in England.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (CDGwz)

170 Need to turn out the light and call it a day. No alarm being set but probably will see this thread again.
Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (lxZ71)

171 "Time to medicine the cat. It's a two-person job. Back in a bit.


Posted by: Miley"

Prepare for WW3.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (w+Jhj)

172 Good luck Miley. Wear long sleeves.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:25 PM (y4EGh)

173 Godspeed, Miley, with the medicine thing.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:25 PM (y87Qq)

174 Jewells, hubby actually rewatched entire previous season of BCS before starting this one.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:26 PM (CE6iV)

175 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:25 PM (y4EGh)

A true Moron of any gender would use a dart gun on said feline
No muss
No fuss
Pets and guns. Awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:26 PM (3Pma+)

176 'night, Skip. Boop Flappy Joe on the nose or whatever.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:26 PM (y87Qq)

177 Miley--I hear that A and D ointment works well on cat scratches.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:27 PM (v4pQ0)

178 I saw that. Wonder who screwed that up?
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
----------

I'm going to go with 'Some bureaucrat'. Our tax dollars at work.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:27 PM (CDGwz)

179 qdpsteve's Tip of the Week:

When Wing Stop says "atomic," they MEAN atomic!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (km8m2)

180 158
Congratulations! Sometimes it seems as though the delis hog all of the best rolls.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:21 PM (txw6d)


Oops. *Welsh* Road.

It took me awhile to reply because I had to go to Google Earth to find it. I tried looking up "Sam's Italian Deli" and got a place in Fresno, CA.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (sdi6R)

181 I hear that A and D ointment works well on cat scratches.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:27 PM (v4pQ0)


I like hydrogen peroxide. The foaming makes me feel like it's doing something. It's like Rice Krispies for cat scratches!

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

182 That's what I should have done votermom but the new season crept up on me. I knew it was August sometime. Plus I seriously do not watch that much TV. That show and maybe 2 others are it. I haven't even watched Preacher yet.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

183 I know it involves the cartel... well I think it does but my memory is failing me on that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

Mike has a bunch of money that needs to be laundered....or something like that. He's getting paid for a no-show job, but decided to show...

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (8iiMU)

184 So qdpsteve is going to be submitting paperwork for the awarding of the Screaming Sphincter Medal to himself?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (y4EGh)

185 I like hydrogen peroxide. The foaming makes me feel like it's doing something. It's like Rice Krispies for cat scratches!
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)


Snap! Crackle! Scorch!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (km8m2)

186 I like hydrogen peroxide. The foaming makes me feel like it's doing something. It's like Rice Krispies for cat scratches!
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)

Try putting it in your ear.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

187 181 I hear that A and D ointment works well on cat scratches.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:27 PM (v4pQ0)

I like hydrogen peroxide. The foaming makes me feel like it's doing something. It's like Rice Krispies for cat scratches!
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (y87Qq)



Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:30 PM (v4pQ0)

188 Our window blind pull strings are now getting the new kitten treatment....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:30 PM (w+Jhj)

189 Anna, wouldn't be the first time. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:30 PM (km8m2)

190 Mike has a bunch of money that needs to be laundered....or something like that. He's getting paid for a no-show job, but decided to show...

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (8iiMU)

Oh.. a vague memory.. how did he get all the money? I wondered why he showed up at that factory acting like the boss.. lol

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

191 I'll never forget the day my aunt Carolyn taught me how to load my magnum revolver. She said, "Most revolvers don't accommodate eight rounds, but your special, Johnny. Let's try to get to range more often."

Posted by: Little Johnny at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (CdLX2)

192 That list of taverns is missing McSorley's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (EZebt)

193 Try putting it in your ear.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:29 PM (dUJdY)


Do I look like I'm from Nantucket?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (y87Qq)

194 Brand new, just completed:

UNCA dorms deemed unsafe for students
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb4fw9kg

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (CDGwz)

195 I haven't even watched Preacher yet.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

Give me the one sentence rundown on this "Preacher" thing.Is it worth watching?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (8iiMU)

196 Time to medicine the cat. It's a two-person job. Back in a bit.

Posted by: Miley


When I used to have to give pills to my dog, I'd stuff them in the Ken L Ration in her doggie food bowl. When I'd check the bowl later, the bowl was licked clean with the pill lying at the bottom. She was a mixed breed, part Beagle, and I swear she could smell the medicine and avoided it.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:32 PM (8lsuS)

197 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (8iiMU)

It is definitely different.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

198 Nothing to add. Just saying hi, whilst watching MST.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 18, 2018 10:33 PM (EhZNT)

199 Oh.. a vague memory.. how did he get all the money? I wondered why he showed up at that factory acting like the boss.. lol

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

How he got the money I'm fuzzy on. He may have got it from a scumbag, or from the druggie people, or Fring himself. (I told you I was fuzzy on that!)


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:33 PM (8iiMU)

200 Do I look like I'm from Nantucket?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (y87Qq)

ummm..no?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

201 67 A CVS near us has a real wine cellar.


And designer Vodka. Robitussin is in aisle 8. Gumout is in aisle 14.

Posted by: Dianne Sawyer at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (ZhS5t)

202 OK Horde. I can't tell this to anyone I know in meatspace, but I have to get it off my chest....

Hubby and I have kept out finances totally separate for the last ten years, ever since we paid off the house and all other debt. No joint checking/savings, no joint credit cards. We each handle certain household expenses and the split is fairly equitable altho his retirement income is double mine. I have been *kinda* nagging him for a while because he has one credit card that I am on as jointly responsible on and I know that he opened that without me agreeing to it. It bugs me because it shows up when I go online to my bank and I see the balance. Well the balance was steady for a long time, but recently went up to about 7.5k and I don't like that. I started thinking about how I pay all my stuff off every month, paid for the new roof, paid for the kitchen remodel, etc and started wondering why he doesn't pay this the hell off and get me out of his hair.

Well, I looked at his pile of bills on his desk this morning and the sob has racked up almost 75k in credit card debt!!!! On nothing. On cigars. On lottery tickets. On buying crap on Amazon. A knife here, more bullets there, survival gear/food, a second computer for his desk, etc. I knew he was buying things, but I never looked at prices or his bills because I assumed he knew what he could afford. I want to weep. I want to strangle him. This is the third time he has run up bills irresponsibly. Twice before I took things over and got us out of the mess because we were jointly committed. I don't know what to do this time. Not sure I care. I am demoralized, depressed and profoundly disappointed in him.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

203 196
When I used to have to give pills to my dog, I'd stuff them in the Ken L Ration in her doggie food bowl. When I'd check the bowl later, the bowl was licked clean with the pill lying at the bottom. She was a mixed breed, part Beagle, and I swear she could smell the medicine and avoided it.
Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:32 PM (8lsuS)


Sounds like she was part cat as well. I used to try to give Kira medicine using pill pockets, and she would eat the pocket and leave the pill.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (sdi6R)

204 167 I was just catching up on Better Call Saul earlier. Jesus.. I can't remember half the shit that happened the previous season. Why do they have to wait so long between seasons? I think I have everything figured except why that big company hired Mike. I know it involves the cartel... well I think it does but my memory is failing me on that.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

--Yeah, before the seasons began in Feb/Mar, but this year it was August.

Gus got Mike in touch with Lydia.

I think.

Whatevs, I still love the damn show.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (e7oj4)

205 197
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (8iiMU)



It is definitely different.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

I'm watching Yellowstone currently.
I loved the early scene with the Chinese tourists. Costner: "This is America. We don't share land here."

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (8iiMU)

206 Are we sure Keith Richards isn't Rasputin?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (y4EGh)

207 How he got the money I'm fuzzy on. He may have got it from a scumbag, or from the druggie people, or Fring himself. (I told you I was fuzzy on that!)


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:33 PM (8iiMU)

Oh shit! I think I remember. He saw them doing drops in the desert and kill somebody. Followed the truck back.. something something.. it will come back to me. Or ya know.. I could google it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (dUJdY)

208 That list of taverns is missing McSorley's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (EZebt)


Never been to any of the 15 listed at the link, but McSorley's I've been to numerous times. The peanut shells on the floor are a nice touch. Makes one feel at home.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:37 PM (8lsuS)

209 cfo mom, I am terribly sorry to hear about that. I faced a similar situation a long time ago. The sense of betrayal is still fresh in my mind.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:37 PM (NpK5V)

210 Miley--I hear that A and D ointment works well on cat scratches.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:27 PM (v4pQ0)

No problem. My brother held him, and I pried his jaw open and squirted the syringe in. Two doses.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:38 PM (txw6d)

211 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

I'm serious, please don't kill him

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:38 PM (3Pma+)

212 Are we sure Keith Richards isn't Rasputin?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:35 PM (y4EGh)

*rubs chin*

Would explain a helluva lot.

Another thought: Can't spell Rasputin without "Putin."

Think about it, and stuff.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 18, 2018 10:38 PM (EhZNT)

213 Thanks Muad'dib. That's exactly how I feel - betrayed.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:39 PM (RfzVr)

214 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

What a terrible betrayal. I am so very sorry. As a former financial advisor, I saw this occasionally. Typically there are other surprises lurking, in addition to the financial ones.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:39 PM (v4pQ0)

215 cfo mom.. I'm so sorry. That's horrible.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (dUJdY)

216 MH, Glad you could provide another great ONT. Hope your busy circumstances are easing.

Glad to see the White Horse Tavern is still doing well. It is a landmark in my home town. In its time it has served pirates and possibly presidents. Or presidents-to-be. IIRC, Rochambeau, Lafayette and General Washington dined there. It was a cool place.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (V+03K)

217 188 Our window blind pull strings are now getting the new kitten treatment....


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 18, 2018 10:30 PM (w+Jhj)


There is a cat on the back porch eating cat food we set out. There is no hair on it's tail. And it has a funny grin. And a pouch? Cicero Daughter has named it, so it must be a cat, right? Right?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (ZhS5t)

218 No problem. My brother held him, and I pried his jaw open and squirted the syringe in. Two doses.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 10:38 PM (txw6d)


Oh good! I'm glad there are no injuries!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (v4pQ0)

219
And remember Der Kommissar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-xARFRGs6k

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (8O3HH)

220 cfo mom

So sorry to hear this. That's a lot of money. Maybe ask bluebell nicely for a dozen shivs and an alibi?

How was the rest of your trip to the land of missing traffic lights?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 10:41 PM (hyuyC)

221 Publius!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:41 PM (v4pQ0)

222 Posted by: cfo mom

Sounds a lot like my brother-in-law. Damned near crippled the family because he couldn't stop buying shit for himself on a credit card my sister had no knowledge of. It's all I can do to be minimally civil to him whenever I'm around him.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (Tyii7)

223 No problem. My brother held him, and I pried his jaw open and squirted the syringe in. Two doses.
Posted by: Miley
--------------

Jamming a pill down Mike Hammer's Cat's throat is synonymous with giving blood.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (xSo9G)

224 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

Goddamn. I'm so sorry. My ex did similar stuff to me. It's infuriating and a betrayal.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (NWiLs)

225 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (CDGwz)

Holy crap, not enough fingers to point on this one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (3Pma+)

226 Mis Hum, worry not. I would rather make him suffer.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (RfzVr)

227 Thought you would link to the actual music video mein komerad

https://youtu.be/vBfFDTPPlaM

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (y4EGh)

228 CFO Mom, wow. Thanks for sharing that.

I admit I have similar issues with my own credit and money. Sometimes I get into a funk and just go nuts trying to climb out of it by spending tons of money on music, movies and gambling.

I've gotten a lot better but I still slip up sometimes. It's just that now I can usually stop myself after about $100-200, rather than like a few years ago, when I literally had something like 11 payday loans.

I don't blame you for being angry, but if I were you I would blow off steam *before* speaking to your husband about it. Maybe he needs some counseling, both credit and otherwise. Maybe he's having a hard time at work. Maybe something else is going on that he's not talking to you about. It's easy for me to say because I'm not the one on the hook, but please try to talk to him before you lay down the law. Just my two cents.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (km8m2)

229 cfo, my step dad had a credit card my mom didn't know about. When he died suddenly many years ago she was shocked he had a $6000 balance on it. It was in his name only but she felt like she should pay it off when he died. Thankfully we talked her out of it. But she felt betrayed too. Like.. why did you rack up so much and not tell me?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

230 Wow, cfo mom. I really don't know what to say that would be helpful at all. Aside from listening if you need to vent, I guess. Sounds like Muad'dib and probably others would have more advice from experience.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:43 PM (y87Qq)

231 Mis Hum, is your move complete?

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:43 PM (NpK5V)

232 Some people just can't have credit cards. Had to take them from the MiL.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 10:44 PM (89T5c)

233 And remember Der Kommissar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-xARFRGs6k
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (8O3HH)

--Unlike AP, you link the original.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 10:45 PM (e7oj4)

234 Sounds like she was part cat as well. I used to try to give Kira medicine using pill pockets, and she would eat the pocket and leave the pill.
Posted by: rickl
------------

Same with mine. Chews pocket, spits pill out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 18, 2018 10:45 PM (xSo9G)

235 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

Shit. I'm sorry to hear this. I think the first thing you should work on is getting yourself OFF that damned credit card. You don't want that liability. If he got you on it without your approval, you might want to speak to a lawyer about it.

You need to try and protect yourself financially in the event things get worse. I hope this can be worked out. He apparently has a problem(s), since you indicated something similar happened before.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

236 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892459881103362

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892555465093120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892638487171072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892726357766145

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892817151926277

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1030892900748599298

Posted by: kbdabear at August 18, 2018 10:45 PM (0Ntuf)

237 publius, I only recently got a good quality used LP of that album by ATF. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:45 PM (km8m2)

238 NaCly, I did enjoy my trip to KS very much! I liked being able to just stop in the middle of the road to look at my gps since I didn't have to worry about seeing another car for 10 or 20 minutes!

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (RfzVr)

239 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (RfzVr)

I've been in similar shoes
Emotions and thoughts ran wild

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (3Pma+)

240
That list of taverns is missing McSorley's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 10:31 PM (EZebt)

Is it that old?

Not sure. And it's not really worth a visit unless you are 20....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (wYseH)

241 cfo mom, good thing your finances are separate.

A prayer for peace in your house.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (EZebt)

242 What a terrible betrayal. I am so very sorry. As a former financial advisor, I saw this occasionally. Typically there are other surprises lurking, in addition to the financial ones.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:39 PM (v4pQ0)

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I saw this in my own marriage. First the sudden joint credit card runups. Then, $1k a month checking overdrafts coming out of savings. 6 months in a row.

It did not end well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (I16G8)

243 Typically there are other surprises lurking, in addition to the financial ones.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:39 PM (v4pQ0)


Yep. Secrets don't come in one-offs.

Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (8lsuS)

244 Can't believe I never looked before (recently) ... Istanbul - love it!

So dallas is a good place then huh ?

Why does it seem lots on the web are freaking out about being "de-platformed"... what an odd complaint?

"Miss excuse me please, but this steak is deplatformed I would like another. Thank you"

Can't they all come to mu.nu or do they not know?

Posted by: 107 is my IP A TOO! What a coincidence. at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (24wi6)

245 I bought Lone Star Vodka today. It is smoother than Smirnoff.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (rnAwa)

246 243 Typically there are other surprises lurking, in addition to the financial ones.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:39 PM (v4pQ0)

Yep. Secrets don't come in one-offs.
Posted by: RickZ at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (8lsuS)


Yeah. Which sucks.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (v4pQ0)

247 Careful there or I will dig out the Falco version Ooohhh!!! Rock me Amadeus!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (y4EGh)

248
Oh, hey Ladyl! I almost missed that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (8O3HH)

249 202 OK Horde. I can't tell this to anyone I know in meatspace, but I have to get it off my chest....

Hubby and I have kept out finances totally separate for the last ten years, ever since we paid off the house and all other debt. No joint checking/savings, no joint credit cards. We each handle certain household expenses and the split is fairly equitable altho his retirement income is double mine. I have been *kinda* nagging him for a while because he has one credit card that I am on as jointly responsible on and I know that he opened that without me agreeing to it. It bugs me because it shows up when I go online to my bank and I see the balance. Well the balance was steady for a long time, but recently went up to about 7.5k and I don't like that. I started thinking about how I pay all my stuff off every month, paid for the new roof, paid for the kitchen remodel, etc and started wondering why he doesn't pay this the hell off and get me out of his hair.

Well, I looked at his pile of bills on his desk this morning and the sob has racked up almost 75k in credit card debt!!!! On nothing. On cigars. On lottery tickets. On buying crap on Amazon. A knife here, more bullets there, survival gear/food, a second computer for his desk, etc. I knew he was buying things, but I never looked at prices or his bills because I assumed he knew what he could afford. I want to weep. I want to strangle him. This is the third time he has run up bills irresponsibly. Twice before I took things over and got us out of the mess because we were jointly committed. I don't know what to do this time. Not sure I care. I am demoralized, depressed and profoundly disappointed in him.
Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

Amazing Amy or Gillian Flynn sock fail

Seriously...Lottery tickets on 75k worth of hidden credit card debt. WTH?! Hubby might have an addiction he is expressing thought that 75k credit card debt in your name. Sounds like a gambler. You may need to invest in a gimp suit, a chain, and a gimp box to keep him in until the debt is worked and paid off.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (Mwx8i)

250 245 I bought Lone Star Vodka today. It is smoother than Smirnoff.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2018 10:47 PM (rnAwa)

Rubbing alcohol is smoother than Smirnoff.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

251 Gotta love Little Johnny jokes. My dad told them to me when I was young enough that my mom scolded him for it. Haha.

cfo mom, so sorry for your situation.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (JPRju)

252 NaCLy.. did I ever tell you about the time I got lost in Kansas? True.. fucking GPS didn't work.. phone couldn't get a signal. I drive for an hour in the wrong direction and finally stopped in some little town and and asked how to get to Kansas City. "well you go back that way for about an hour".... God.. I was exhausted when I finally got home.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (dUJdY)

253 "That list of taverns is missing McSorley's"

Even in NYC alone there are a few that kept serving alcohol continuously through Prohibition. which should count.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (1UZdv)

254 good evening morons.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 10:49 PM (Uj/qF)

255 There is a cat on the back porch eating cat food we set out. There is no hair on it's tail. And it has a funny grin. And a pouch? Cicero Daughter has named it, so it must be a cat, right? Right?
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 10:40 PM (ZhS5t)


At first I thought you were going with the 'possum thing, but -
*checks lunar phase*
Ah, first quarter moon. Probably just a bakeneko. Garden-variety yōkai, nothing to worry about. It's probably more afraid of you-
haha, no, it's not afraid of you at all. Why would it be? It can't be harmed by mortals and it eats fear.

Probably keep leaving food for it, that's the safest thing.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (y87Qq)

256 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:43 PM (NpK5V)

The big move is 9/7
But moving things every weekend up until then
House isn't completed yet, hopefully by Labor Day weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (3Pma+)

257 248
Oh, hey Ladyl! I almost missed that.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (8O3HH)


Will you say that again, so I can catch the southern accent?

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (v4pQ0)

258 Don't know if Country Boy has popped in yet since "the incident" but he emailed me and is doing well. Tired and taking it easy. God still has stuff for him to do so this was just a warning. keep praying for a full recovery.
Posted by: lin-duh at August 18, 2018 10:08

Good to hear, he's a good dude. wish him the best.

Posted by: Farmer at August 18, 2018 10:51 PM (yJ1e6)

259 I've gotten a lot better but I still slip up sometimes. It's just that now I can usually stop myself after about $100-200, rather than like a few years ago, when I literally had something like 11 payday loans.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (km8m2)

Bro, how did you pay that off?.You grow a money tree and poop gold or something?

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 10:51 PM (Mwx8i)

260 Hello, Mr. terlit hobo.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:51 PM (y87Qq)

261 qdpsteve, too late for that. We had a "come to Jesus" moment this morning. I did not yell, I did not ask why or how, I just said this has to be dealt with. I left it at that for today. He needs to reflect for a day before I put the hammer down. I want a quit claim on the house and he understands that.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:52 PM (RfzVr)

262 256 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:43 PM (NpK5V)

The big move is 9/7
But moving things every weekend up until then
House isn't completed yet, hopefully by Labor Day weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (3Pma+)


You built a new house, MisHum? Congratulations!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 10:52 PM (v4pQ0)

263 bakeneko hai hai, gaki with a taste for fear is nothing to trifle with

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:52 PM (y4EGh)

264 *tosses a beer at BTH*

'sup?

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 18, 2018 10:52 PM (EhZNT)

265 Even in NYC alone there are a few that kept serving alcohol continuously through Prohibition. which should count.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:48 PM (1UZdv)

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Chicago had them as well. I suspect most largish or bigger cities did. Prohibition cnaged morality for a generation, if not longer.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (I16G8)

266 There something about Yvonne Craig in that purple Batgirl suit that makes me feel funny.
MeTV

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (8iiMU)

267 your neighbor: honestly?
I'm not proud of it but...

I was so desperate I finally just went ahead, got a new checking account at another bank, and abandoned most of the accounts. For the past five years or thereabouts, I just don't answer my phone (cell or landline) if the number is at all unfamiliar.

They did a number on my credit, I'll say that. And I deserve it for being a deadbeat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (km8m2)

268 The big move is 9/7

But moving things every weekend up until then


House isn't completed yet, hopefully by Labor Day weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (3Pma+)

Are you chopping down the trees on your own?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (wYseH)

269 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (wYseH)

Definitely the go-to bar when I was in my 20s. My buddies still get there 1-2x year. They usually text me a pic for old times' sake

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 10:54 PM (EZebt)

270 I am out folks.



*hugs cfo mom*


Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 10:54 PM (NpK5V)

271 >> Will you say that again, so I can catch the southern accent?

I was strumming the banjo when I said it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

You know, "Dueling banjos" is a misnomer. It's a banjo and a guitar. WTF?

Here's Roy Clark and Buck Trent doing real dueling banjos on Hee Haw in a classic bit. Both of those guys could tear a banjo up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rUZfQJjPY

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:54 PM (8O3HH)

272 You might have been better off letting Mike Tyson eat your credit rating...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:55 PM (y4EGh)

273 CFO Mom, okay. Sounds good.

Did your husband explain at all what's going on? Did he say anything about being depressed?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:55 PM (km8m2)

274 Rubbing alcohol is smoother than Smirnoff.

Low-cal too!

Posted by: Kitty Dukakis at August 18, 2018 10:55 PM (H5knJ)

275 'night, Muad'dib.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:56 PM (y87Qq)

276 Keith Richards has experienced the quickening again.

Posted by: Conor Macleod at August 18, 2018 10:56 PM (fhDhe)

277 Well here's to Tyche that I win the lottery tonight

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:56 PM (y4EGh)

278 75k is literally "I'll kill you and sell your kids to Albanians" type money. Damn.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 10:56 PM (Mwx8i)

279 Anna, you mean my credit rating? That's exactly what happened.

I only in the past two years have finally been able to start bringing my credit back up. Have two low-limit CCs with NO late pays, and an auto loan, also with no late pays whatsoever.

Also I stay away from the payday loan places and just let myself go hungry or without certain necessities for a couple days sometimes, if I absolutely have to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:57 PM (km8m2)

280 If everyone were to lay their problems out in front of everyone else, and you could trade, you would take yours back.




Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 10:57 PM (6Zmow)

281 went to the Boulder / Broomfield Republican summer social. mmm bbq.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 10:58 PM (PeqkN)

282 Asking the important questions:

Barbara Feldon {Oh Max") as Agent 99 in Get Smart

Yvonne Craig as Batgirl

Julie Newmar as Catwoman

IIRC, they were all on at the same time

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (1UZdv)

283 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 10:58 PM (PeqkN)

Any babes?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (3Pma+)

284 267 your neighbor: honestly?
I'm not proud of it but...

I was so desperate I finally just went ahead, got a new checking account at another bank, and abandoned most of the accounts. For the past five years or thereabouts, I just don't answer my phone (cell or landline) if the number is at all unfamiliar.

They did a number on my credit, I'll say that. And I deserve it for being a deadbeat.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (km8m2)

Fuck em, bro. Payday's are predatory towards most people. Keep doing what you are doing and dont take service of anything unless it's the sheriff delivering it to your house. That's my policy in deep red flyover country.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (Mwx8i)

285 oh, and Drudge's link "Trump warning from forgotten Republicans" - would it be a spoiler to note that those 'Republicans' are all failures, cucks, and RINOs?

No wonder Trump owns the Republican party. The old school of politicos were a disaster and didn't listen to their ostensible base.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 11:00 PM (Uj/qF)

286 Geez qdpsteve, that is way rough

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:01 PM (y4EGh)

287 your neighbor, interesting you mention that.

One of the collection agencies' big things lately is to call and threaten to send over a process server, if you don't immediately call them back and work out a payment plan.

Uh, no. I've worked in the legal industry. If someone is going to serve you with notice of a suit, they NEVER warn you. They just do it.

Meanwhile my family hears these messages and panics. "They're gonna sue you!!" I've had to go over it with my mom in particular so many times, geez.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:01 PM (km8m2)

288 Is Weird Dave still around and about?

What is up with the Moron Fantasy League?

When's the draft?

Calling CDR!!

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:01 PM (e7oj4)

289 I just don't answer my phone (cell or landline) if the number is at all unfamiliar.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 10:53 PM (km8m2)


If you want to get your shit straight, get a list of all your creditors, send them a letter saying that you will only accept communication by letter to an address that you choose, give them that address, and deal with it from there. Whether you choose to hire a lawyer or declare bankruptcy (which is often a pretty liberating option) or make payments or whatever, at least everything is done through one channel and you don't have to worry about them calling you.

Though for the first few months after you do tell them that you won't speak to them over the phone, keep a mini digital voice recorder with you so you can put them on speakerphone and get a record if they call you. They aren't allowed to do that if you've told them to contact you only by mail.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:02 PM (y87Qq)

290 Anna, it is/was. But at least I finally got it through my thick head: NO MORE PAYDAY LOANS. NO MORE IRRESPONSIBLE BORROWING. NO MORE LIVING BEYOND MY MEANS.

So maybe it was worth it. Just wish I had learned it 20 years sooner.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:02 PM (km8m2)

291 MisHum, no, but I did observe that Ken Buck would get along great in the HQ :^x He is hilarious

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 11:02 PM (Uj/qF)

292 qdpsteve - He just kept buying anything that popped in his head, that he saw online. Books he'll never read, videos he'll never watch. A stupid $25 PDT talking doll. It's not gambling (other than the lotto tickets) 'cause it's not cash advances - it's all purchases. We're both retired, he's not out at the casino or shacked up with hookers. He's just a plain out spendthrift.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:02 PM (RfzVr)

293 Jewells45

Yes, you told me about that trip. To visit a relative, IIRC. I felt bad, because I could have helped. OK, I'm over that.

I use no GPS. Had one bad experience, being led into a cul-de-sac. I use only maps.

When I was a young teen, I was the family navigator. It seemed every trip I would be woken 30 seconds before we had to make a decision. I developed some skills there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 11:03 PM (hyuyC)

294 Wuzzup.

And Yvonne Craig is da bomb.

Do people still say "da bomb"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:03 PM (uSlc8)

295 hogmartin, thanks.

your neighbor, thanks to you too. Yes, payday loans are predatory. But it was still my choice to take out the loans, so there's no one else to blame but myself. I'm not gonna be a Dindu Nuffin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:04 PM (km8m2)

296 Will you say that again, so I can catch the southern accent?

I was strumming the banjo when I said it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

You know, "Dueling banjos" is a misnomer. It's a banjo and a guitar. WTF?

Here's Roy Clark and Buck Trent doing real dueling banjos on Hee Haw in a classic bit. Both of those guys could tear a banjo up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rUZfQJjPY
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 10:54 PM (8O3HH)


There is an unbelievable amount of talent in those two videos, but the second video is astonishing.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:05 PM (v4pQ0)

297 I use no GPS. Had one bad experience, being led into a cul-de-sac. I use only maps.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 11:03 PM (hyuyC)


"Discolored water"

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:05 PM (y87Qq)

298 There are worse vodkas than Smirnoff.

Basset Hound Race

https://youtu.be/jfFGHfXFiFQ

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2018 11:05 PM (rnAwa)

299 Here's the strange thing about her explanation, though. The dog that kept giving Eva N. headaches has been gone for many years, yet she continued playing La Traviata long after that. Last year, Slovakian news site Parameter published an article in which the woman expressed her contempt toward her neighbors. She claimed that she was the true victim, and that she sometimes could get out of the house because of her neighbors. She went on to say that they should all be imprisoned or locked in a mental institution.

---

Woof.

Posted by: The Shrinking Song at August 18, 2018 11:05 PM (t5m5e)

300 CFO Mom, hmmm.

Well, ultimately the money's just as gone, no matter what he bought.

Anyway, glad you are being proactive. Stay that way. Give him a lot of tough love, but make sure it's in equal parts tough and love.

Prayers up. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:06 PM (km8m2)

301 I thought one couldn't charge lottery tix.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:06 PM (89T5c)

302 I thought one couldn't charge lottery tix.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:06 PM (89T5c)


Depends on the state, I imagine.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (y87Qq)

303 Probably keep leaving food for it, that's the safest thing.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 10:50 PM (y87Qq)


Sushi. Wasabi, yes or no?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (ZhS5t)

304 cfo mom

Prayers ascending for you. And him. Lots of good advice from the Horde. Good luck!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (hyuyC)

305 hogmartin, again, that's good advice. I'll copy, paste and print it. Thanks again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (km8m2)

306 I thought one couldn't charge lottery tix.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:06 PM (89T5c)


Looks like you can in Michigan.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:08 PM (y87Qq)

307 cfo mom:

In your original post, I saw both 7.5k and 75k. Which is correct? There's a pretty big difference.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:08 PM (sdi6R)

308 Some lotteries are cash only. Others will take cards. Cards are major danger.

I still remember the first year Project A-kon took debit and credit cards for the art auction. The spending floodgates opened and dinky $25 pieces of 'art' were going for $100 because they could charge it. *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:09 PM (y4EGh)

309 qdpsteve, send those letters by registered mail. Make the sharks sign for receipt

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (y4EGh)

310 301 I thought one couldn't charge lottery tix.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:06 PM (89T5c)

--------

Come to my free seminar.

Leveraging Your Way To Riches

Posted by: Tony Robbins at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (uSlc8)

311 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 10:42 PM (RfzVr)

It sounds like what you have done so far is incredibly fair and reasonable (not getting into details - yet, trying to resolve the fvcking issue, giving him a short time to ponder).
I just want to make sure that you are taking steps to protect yourself financially, which it seems you are already doing that and have presented at least one option.

I have been in a situation where another party had done something similar. For me, it was a make or break situation, and things were resolved without the 'break', and so far there is no evidence of any 'backsliding'.
Try to keep working on moving forward. Yeah, easier said than done, I know. There will be time for venting later.

That's my $0.02, for what it is worth. You have friends here.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (8iiMU)

312 287 your neighbor, interesting you mention that.

One of the collection agencies' big things lately is to call and threaten to send over a process server, if you don't immediately call them back and work out a payment plan.

Uh, no. I've worked in the legal industry. If someone is going to serve you with notice of a suit, they NEVER warn you. They just do it.

Meanwhile my family hears these messages and panics. "They're gonna sue you!!" I've had to go over it with my mom in particular so many times, geez.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:01 PM (km8m2)

Collection agencies and the credit rating companies are rackets. They don't take stuff fake and fraudulent stuff off, they don't keep their records updated, they take zero responsibility&accountability&consequences for their actions, and they make money by fucking people and lying to them. They prey on the poor and middle class who can't afford lawyers who will do shit. They make it impossible to fix an error on their end. Their records are pure garabage. I left a leased car in my driveway for a year without moving it because the car company said they would send a tow since I was out of town and the lease was up. A year. They had a tow truck and a PI investigating the wrong adddress for a year. I picked up the phone one day and it was the Private Investigator. I told him the car has been waiting in the driveway for a year and I have not even turned in on. Come pick it up, I'm not paying because the dealership had the wrong addrress. Fuck em.

I have zero love or sympathy for them. Retards.

In Tyler We Trust.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (Mwx8i)

313 After my divorce I had collection agencies hounding my ass for stuff she did. I just ignored it. Yeah it fkd my credit rating for 5ish years but I'm now in the high 700s. So no real loss besides the rant I could do about my ex.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (kG2lj)

314 That "how not to drive your car" video is so instructive.

I'm going to look up traffic accidents per capita in Russia and the US. Because they drive too fast for the conditions, can't use their mirrors properly, and do not have a space cushion.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 11:11 PM (hyuyC)

315 Pa and Tx are cash only. Think WV and OH are as well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:11 PM (89T5c)

316 (302) Rules? We don't need no Steen-King badgers.

I mean badges. Steen-King is like Acme or Harbor Freight.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 18, 2018 11:11 PM (RuIsu)

317 Oh shit, Moron League is up.

Woo hoo!!

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:12 PM (e7oj4)

318 your neighbor, no argument here. The collection agencies are idiots, exactly.

And LOL about that story. That's some messed up shit right there. Glad you didn't get caught up in the dragnet. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:13 PM (km8m2)

319 7.5 k on the one card that I am jointly responsible for. 75 k is his total cc debt. I am not responsible for about 67k of it because those accounts are in his name only... Until he dies and the creditors go to court and get a judgment against my paid for house....

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:13 PM (RfzVr)

320 Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (1UZdv)

--My dad admitted to fapping incessantly to Feldon/Agent 99.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:14 PM (e7oj4)

321 Barbara Feldon {Oh Max") as Agent 99 in Get Smart



Yvonne Craig as Batgirl



Julie Newmar as Catwoman



IIRC, they were all on at the same time





Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (1UZdv)

Julie NewmarYvonne CraigBarbara Feldon
In that order. Or all at the same time.

I never appreciated Feldon until later.




Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 11:14 PM (8iiMU)

322 hogmartin, again, that's good advice. I'll copy, paste and print it. Thanks again.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (km8m2)


Mark Levin had a credit counselor (Anthony Davenport) on to talk about his new book ("Your Score") a few years ago. I'm not a financial expert by a long shot - and some commenters here, in point of fact, are by profession - but I checked it out from the library and it seemed concise, logical, reasonable, etc. That was one of the things he mentioned, getting a handle on who you owe how much to and how they can communicate with you. It might be worth checking around to see if you can snag a copy from the library, or ask here and see if anyone who knows what they're talking about has an opinion on it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:15 PM (y87Qq)

323 I'm not gonna be a Dindu Nuffin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:04 PM (km8m2)

Hey, when in Dindu, Dindu Nuffin is the state of nature for everybody especially the Paydayfags.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:15 PM (Mwx8i)

324 hogmartin, also thanks, and I will look for that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:15 PM (km8m2)

325 So the Horde is giving financial advice tonight?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:16 PM (uSlc8)

326 CFO Mom, yeah, get the house into YOUR name only. It protects the both of you. Good plan.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:16 PM (km8m2)

327 Nite all, I'm off for a nap. Work tomorrow but I may visit you later if I wake.

Posted by: Farmer at August 18, 2018 11:17 PM (yJ1e6)

328 *looks up thread*

Craig, Feldon, and Newmar

Fapping advice also it seems.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:17 PM (y4EGh)

329 Credit is all fun and games until your shit gets sold to an illegal and destroys your credit and life for years. Fuck them, burn it down, reset to zero, they must go back

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:18 PM (Mwx8i)

330 Sushi. Wasabi, yes or no?
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 11:07 PM (ZhS5t)


Just a bit. Thanks! I mean... bakeneko would appreciate a little bit. Probably.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:18 PM (y87Qq)

331 Do people still say "da bomb"?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:03 PM (uSlc

--The kidz say "You're the bomb.com"

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:18 PM (e7oj4)

332 319
7.5 k on the one card that I am jointly responsible for.


Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:13 PM (RfzVr)

This makes me feel better for your situation. I thought you were on the hook for 75k. It still sucks, but 67.5k less....




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 11:18 PM (8iiMU)

333 CFO Mom, however, as someone who has *actually worked in the bankruptcy legal industry*:

Find out how much of your husband's debt is Priority (i.e. to the government, particularly the IRS, State, property tax or local tax authorities), how much is Secured (i.e., your home, car or something else substantial has been collateralized to back up the debt), or Unsecured (where NOTHING stands behind the debt, besides a promise to pay).

If it all turns out to be unsecured, your credit rating can still be ruined, but legally there is NOTHING the creditors can take from you to enforce their debt. If you don't pay, all they can do is (a) ruin your ratings, (b) blacklist you from any more loans of any type and (c) pound sand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:19 PM (km8m2)

334 Julie Newmar as Catwoman








Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 10:59 PM (1UZdv)

I met Julie Newmar at the 1996 Comicon.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:19 PM (txw6d)

335 325 So the Horde is giving financial advice tonight?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:16 PM


1. Live beneath your means.

2. Put money in savings before you spend.

3. Buy only what you can afford.

4. Mitigate all debt.

You are welcome.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:19 PM (v4pQ0)

336
I'm remembering Hee Haw. That was a Saturday Night Treat during my childhood.

And here's the classic, "Pfffft, You Were Gone". They tell me that little publius as a toddler would just laugh his little ass off at that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJZY__j0Tyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv13g44ROaw

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:20 PM (8O3HH)

337 Spicy tuna roll nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:20 PM (y4EGh)

338 Deplorable Ian Galt

Thanks friend. I know I can dig him out of this hole, but it is gonna take some time and he's not gonna like the constraints. I just worry that we are old and don't have much digging left in us.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:21 PM (RfzVr)

339 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 11:18 PM (8iiMU)

Community property law I think screws cfo mom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 11:21 PM (3Pma+)

340 I forgot to tag my post at 313 with Molon labe.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:21 PM (kG2lj)

341 319 7.5 k on the one card that I am jointly responsible for. 75 k is his total cc debt. I am not responsible for about 67k of it because those accounts are in his name only... Until he dies and the creditors go to court and get a judgment against my paid for house....
Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:13 PM (RfzVr)


Wow. I've bought a shitload of books online using a debit card that I haven't gotten around to reading. I have no idea even how to go into debt like that.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (sdi6R)

342 By the way, in case there's anyone here who doesn't know:

Student loans are considered PRIORITY debt in bankruptcy. They CANNOT be discharged under any circumstances, even if a judge wants to discharge them or they have usurious interest rates.

Nice rackets the universities and associated lending institutions have going there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

343 325 So the Horde is giving financial advice tonight?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:16 PM (uSlc8

Yep. Best to take your woman, pop a viagra, go to a truck stop, and perform shows with her in the men's bathroom while truckers throw loose change at y'all.

(This was a real fantasy of a girl I dated after college until a week after she revealed this fantasy to me. I wish I could make this up because it's gold)

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (Mwx8i)

344 Do people still say "da bomb"?

They say, "You are the blessed. Allahu Ackbar"

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (EhZNT)

345 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:20 PM (8O3HH)

--I mainly recall Hee Haw because it came before The Muppet Show.

That was before puberty.

Pubescent me would have gravitated toward Hee Haw for sure, despite the comic awesomeness of The Muppets.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (e7oj4)

346 340 I forgot to tag my post at 313 with Molon labe.
Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:21 PM (kG2lj)

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The comment will be deemed amended.

*bangs gavel*

Posted by: The AoSHQ Sergeant At Arms at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (uSlc8)

347 When I worked in bankruptcy, one piece of advice that our paralegals oftentimes gave out to clients, BEFORE advising them to file:

If you have secured or priority debt, see if you can actually pay off that debt (or as much of it as possible) with any leftover credit on your UNSECURED credit cards.

Voila, priority or secured debt becomes unsecured debt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (km8m2)

348 It's funny because the first Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah and an Epic Biblical Badass.

How far the Myghty Olde Names have fallen.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (XhRiR)

349 The unsecured debt thing in 333 is key.

And, I'm not sure community property applies to credit card debt.I'm not a lawyer, and I slept in my home last night, not a Holiday Inn Express.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (8iiMU)

350 Buddy Hackett said the chicken joke on Johnny Carson. I can't find it, but I think Reagan should not have used that without giving credit.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (/qEW2)

351 342 By the way, in case there's anyone here who doesn't know:

Student loans are considered PRIORITY debt in bankruptcy. They CANNOT be discharged under any circumstances, even if a judge wants to discharge them or they have usurious interest rates.

Nice rackets the universities and associated lending institutions have going there.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

It is a racket. If you have medical documentation that you had to withdraw for medical purposes, they are suppose to forgive it.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:24 PM (Mwx8i)

352 292 qdpsteve - He just kept buying anything that popped in his head, that he saw online. Books he'll never read, videos he'll never watch. A stupid $25 PDT talking doll. It's not gambling (other than the lotto tickets) 'cause it's not cash advances - it's all purchases. We're both retired, he's not out at the casino or shacked up with hookers. He's just a plain out spendthrift."

Since you mention you're both retired, a painful subject to bring up, but one you need to consider as a possibility, is early onset dementia/alzheimers. It can subtly destroy someone's judgment, and it's onset can occur at what most of us would consider far too young an age - early 60's, for example.

I have also known of someone who was prescribed medication for early symptoms of Parkinsons, and who as a side effect of the medication developed a compulsive gambling habit almost overnight, when they had never had one before. It's surprising the psycho-active counterindications that some prescription drugs can have.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 18, 2018 11:25 PM (V2Yro)

353 336
I'm remembering Hee Haw. That was a Saturday Night Treat during my childhood.

And here's the classic, "Pfffft, You Were Gone". They tell me that little publius as a toddler would just laugh his little ass off at that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJZY__j0Tyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv13g44ROaw

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:20 PM (8O3HH)


I love those!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:25 PM (v4pQ0)

354 *And.....Keith Richards has outlived another performer of his generation. Go figure.*

All I can say about this is, wish I had his genes. I would live to be 120 yo.

Posted by: tbodie at August 18, 2018 11:25 PM (el8j3)

355 Yep. Best to take your woman, pop a viagra, go to a truck stop, and
perform shows with her in the men's bathroom while truckers throw loose
change at y'all.


That could be the start for a good murder mystery story. Who killed her? The boyfriend in jealousy? The truckers out of desire?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:26 PM (y4EGh)

356 Community property law I think screws cfo mom
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 11:21 PM (3Pma+)

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Those laws vary pretty significantly by state.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 11:26 PM (I16G8)

357 5. don't put it in crazy / let crazy put it in you

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 18, 2018 11:27 PM (PeqkN)

358
Here's the Darlings singing "Dooley", on Andy Griffith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oELWmTVR_j4

Listen to the lyrics. It's about a moonshiner.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:27 PM (8O3HH)

359 Thank you all for your suggestions (and condolences). I know the Horde understands why I can't tell this to anyone in meatspace. I can't do that to my husband - let his real life family and friends know what a dumbass he's been. This will stay between him and me unless there is no choice but to spill the beans. But no more fucking up.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:28 PM (RfzVr)

360 CFO Mom, how recent are your husband's most recent purchases?

Some of the junk might be returnable. That could lower the debt a little at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:28 PM (km8m2)

361 "--My dad admitted to fapping incessantly to Feldon/Agent 99"

A man of taste.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 11:28 PM (1UZdv)

362 Buddy Hackett's duck joke on Carson was fucking gold.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (89T5c)

363 355 Yep. Best to take your woman, pop a viagra, go to a truck stop, and
perform shows with her in the men's bathroom while truckers throw loose
change at y'all.

That could be the start for a good murder mystery story. Who killed her? The boyfriend in jealousy? The truckers out of desire?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:26 PM (y4EGh)

It's yours Anna. Run with it.....

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (Mwx8i)

364 CFO Mom, you're welcome.

You know we're all experts about solving any problems, except our own. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (km8m2)

365 That could be the start for a good murder mystery story. Who killed her? The boyfriend in jealousy? The truckers out of desire?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


Or suicide from embarrassment.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (kG2lj)

366 I have no idea even how to go into debt like that.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (sdi6R)


Same, but I imagine it's a lot like how someone gets to be 450lb and immobile - one day at a time.

It's like Ladyl's advice at #335. Spend less than you bring in. Save what you don't spend. Eat well in moderation. Go for a jog once in a while. Some people do it instinctively, some people don't, and I don't think, if you're one, you can put yourself into the other's head. Easily, at least.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (y87Qq)

367 Not trying to pile on, but what the fuck is wrong with people who rack up enormous debts on bullshit? And to do it to your spouse? My ex didn't give a fuck because it wasn't her working her ass off, and in her mind I could just make more money. Fucking yourself financially is one thing, but taking your spouse down with you is completely fucked up.

This is a hot button for me as you can tell.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

368 Student loans are considered PRIORITY debt in bankruptcy. They CANNOT be discharged under any circumstances, even if a judge wants to discharge them or they have usurious interest rates.

Nice rackets the universities and associated lending institutions have going there.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:22 PM (km8m2)

All of which is clearly explained before signing on the dotted line. There's even a required lecture/meeting thing to attend before accepting the loans.

And in return there are nice benefits as well, such as with Stafford subsidized loans where the Feds pay your interest while you are in school.

I don't like the effect that financial aid has had on allowing universities to raise tuition through the roof year after year, and there is far too much peer/authority/societal pressure to attend college which inflates the demand, but these are (nearly all) adults taking out these loans, so they are ultimately responsible for paying that debt back.

Posted by: Sjg at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (gDSJf)

369 Insomniac, don't hold back, tell us how you really feel. :-)

But seriously, I agree.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (km8m2)

370 Listen to the lyrics. It's about a moonshiner.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:27 PM (8O3HH)

We did some moonshinin' in Sweden. With cheap liquor at $40/bottle, it's well worth it. Pain in the ass, though.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (txw6d)

371 Love that one too, Publius!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (v4pQ0)

372 You know we're all experts about solving any problems, except our own. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


This needs a repeat just because it's true.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (kG2lj)

373 We did some moonshinin' in Sweden. With cheap liquor at $40/bottle, it's well worth it. Pain in the ass, though.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (txw6d)


Miley--your book would sell well, I assure you!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (v4pQ0)

374 Sig, no argument. It just boggles my mind that these types of debts are so incredibly protected.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (km8m2)

375 I think Charles Dickens gave the best financial advice ever:

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery."
-- Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (sdi6R)

376
Here are some of the more amusing lyrics to "Pffft you were gone":

You took out your false teeth, your wig and your glasses.
You were just scattered all over the place.
I wanted to kiss you and hug you so tightly.
I guess that I would have if I'd found your face.

I went to your house at three in the morning.
You had all them curlers and junk in your hair.
You would not have scared me and I'd not have run so,
If you had not looked like you'd wrestled a bear.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (8O3HH)

377 Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 11:26 PM (I16G

A possible bright spot in an absolutely depressing story

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (3Pma+)

378 Posted by: Sjg at August 18, 2018 11:31 PM (gDSJf)

I didn't have to attend any required lecture or meeting. Nothing was explained to me.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (Mwx8i)

379 Wasabi, yes or no?

Only if it's the real stuff we usually can't get and not that dyed green common horseradish shit...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at August 18, 2018 11:33 PM (AyGZp)

380 Mis Hum, thank God we are not in a community property state. I am not on the hook for his debt. They can try to file for a judgment if he defaults, but that ain't happening till the house is strictly out of reach. He has no savings, no accounts, and I wisely took all mine and sent them to places (like PVC in the ground) that only our son knows about.

I guess that means I always knew how he was...

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:33 PM (RfzVr)

381

364 CFO Mom, you're welcome.

You know we're all experts about solving any problems, except our own. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:29 PM (km8m2)

-- +1

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:33 PM (e7oj4)

382 376
Here are some of the more amusing lyrics to "Pffft you were gone":

You took out your false teeth, your wig and your glasses.
You were just scattered all over the place.
I wanted to kiss you and hug you so tightly.
I guess that I would have if I'd found your face.

I went to your house at three in the morning.
You had all them curlers and junk in your hair.
You would not have scared me and I'd not have run so,
If you had not looked like you'd wrestled a bear.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM


I can't stop laughing!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:34 PM (v4pQ0)

383 367 Not trying to pile on, but what the fuck is wrong with people who rack up enormous debts on bullshit? And to do it to your spouse? My ex didn't give a fuck because it wasn't her working her ass off, and in her mind I could just make more money. Fucking yourself financially is one thing, but taking your spouse down with you is completely fucked up.

This is a hot button for me as you can tell.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

--The "Money" episode of The Office is comedy and reality gold.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:35 PM (e7oj4)

384 (This was a real fantasy of a girl I dated after college until a week after she revealed this fantasy to me. I wish I could make this up because it's gold)
Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope

pics?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 18, 2018 11:35 PM (K2T58)

385 Wow, I just read upthread. CFO mom, that is one ugly situation. I can't imagine how betrayed and angry I'd feel if I were in your shoes.

What state are you in, by the way?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:35 PM (uSlc8)

386 Good night all. Be good, and if you can't be good, be careful.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:36 PM (v4pQ0)

387 Miley--your book would sell well, I assure you!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 11:32 PM (v4pQ0)

I've just been collecting random experiences.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:36 PM (txw6d)

388 Michigan, thank god.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:37 PM (RfzVr)

389 publius, sounds like you grew up in Lake Wobegon ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 11:37 PM (km8m2)

390 Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:33 PM (RfzVr)

I'm glad to hear that
Must be tough sharing with us
I have you on my prayer list

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 18, 2018 11:37 PM (3Pma+)

391 Goodnight, Ladyl!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:38 PM (txw6d)

392 Good night, Ladyl. Hope you might be able to stop by in October!

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 11:38 PM (y87Qq)

393 Michigan, thank god.
Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 11:37 PM (RfzVr)


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Yep, you'd be worse off in a community property state. One ray of light, anyway.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:38 PM (uSlc8)

394 391 Goodnight, Ladyl!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 11:38 PM (txw6d)

--We hate to say goodbye. . . .

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 11:39 PM (e7oj4)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread [Guest Blogger: Moviegique]

We are going to try to expand the topics a bit for this time slot, so it is entirely possible that you will see fishing, Yoko Ono, macramé, Mechanical Engineering 228: Shelf Design, hacky-sack, the psycho-sexual politics of veganism, and other interesting topics. Or not.

It was an inauspicious start to "Incredibles 2" where some people who made the film (actors, in this case) come out before the movie to tell you how much you're going to like the movie that you paid for and are waiting to see. It feels positively needy. But "Coco" turned out okay,

The next thing that hits you—hard—is that they're all 15 years older. I don't know if Holly Hunter smokes, but her voice has gone from a charming whiskey-soaked Southern twang to...your grandmother. Craig T. Nelson is no spring chicken either. Writer/director Brad Bird's Edna Mode is fine, but she was an old lady all along. And while this may not bug most people, I sorely felt the absence of the late Bud Luckey (who plays agent Rick Dickey, the guy in charge in keeping Mr. Incredible employed, and the narrator of the charming "Boundin'" short that played before the first "Incredibles").

"Old"

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The political correctness of the film is the next bump on this ride. I would argue that the first movie, while a philosophical muddle, was at least not overly SJW. To elaborate it helps to get a light summary of the story:

We begin at the exact end of the previous movie with the Underminer running amok and our newly united super family ready to face him together! Except this is a new movie and we need a new conflict, so let's pretend nothing was resolved by the last movie—the number one way sequels screw up their classic origins—and let's use the same conflict again, to wit, the Parrs are at each others' throats and superheroes are still illegal. The Incredibles defeat the Underminer, but heroism backfires due to collateral damage.

The Parrs are broke because the government can't get them jobs any more.
A reprieve comes in the form of a Jobs/Wosniak-style brother-sister team who assure the Parrs that if they wear body cams people can see what more than just the damage. They can use this to sway public opinion and get supers de-criminalized. Because Mr. Incredible tends toward the more destructive, Elastigirl will be the pilot, and her target is the mind-controlling Screenslaver. Bob will stay home and take care of Jack-Jack.

The "Mr. Mom" bit was reasonably fresh when Michael Keaton did it in 1983, and it doesn't have to be the case that this kind of storyline is SJW, but the Bob Parr of this movie is more than just a middle-aged man looking to relive his glory days: He's borderline psychotic, usually on the verge of a murderous rage. When his wife tells his how well the crime-fighting is going, he's so riddled with envy, his heroism is that he is actually able to congratulate her.

Mr. Incredible in one of his happier moments.

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He's completely unable to do the house-husband thing at first. About the time I was starting to ready to check out completely, he has a good moment and I thought, "OK, at least he's not a complete boob." Except that the next scene, he's back to being utterly overwhelmed. It doesn't help that Elastigirl's feistiness gets knocked into 12th gear here.
She's utterly unsympathetic to Bob, with only a token nod toward missing the biggest moments of her baby's life.

Once you notice one of these things, they start to pile up fast. In the brother-sister team, for example, it's the sister who's the world-wise Wozniak (technical wizard), and the brother who's the bubble-headed Jobs. The sensible Violet is victimized by her father's blundering attempts to help while Dash is basically random uncontrolled impulsive destructiveness.

Then there's the second string heroes. In the first movie there's a quick run-through of all the (murdered) super-heroes? You probably didn't think anything of it, but all those characters were what you might call "conventionally attractive" and even "rather idealized". In this movie, all of the heroes (apart from the Parrs and Frozone) are what Diversity & Comics would call alt-lifestyle-freakazoids, except for the one white male who's old and has irritable bowel syndrome for his power. The most prominent wannabe hero even sports the classic "mentally disturbed" hairstyle: blue and shaved on one side.

They look like a latex fetish convention.

Who WOULDN'T wanna look like these guys?

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Bird, whom I have loved since his early days on the "Simpsons" and "The Critic" was wrong to bristle at the Twitter dad who said his kid had trouble sitting still during the talky parts. There are two lengthy, pointless speeches that I think a more engaged John Lasseter would've gently guided Bird away from. At 2:05, it's too long for woke, girl-power speeches which literally do nothing to advance the plot.

All this I could actually overlook, but the story is as rote as they come. The villain is supposed to be a surprise, but it's tipped very early on. Elastigirl misses so many obvious cues as to what's going on—mind control is the hoariest of superhero clichés—she ends up looking dumb. This is not coincidental.

Everybody looks fine in here!
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I've often said that critics have a gut reaction to a film, like everyone else, and then invent "reasons" to "explain" that feeling, much like people do with politics. With SJW-based fiction (not exclusively, but especially), we see artists desiring to create specific outcomes played out by certain demographics, and retrofitting stories completely to make those things happen—however little sense it ends up making.

This happens big and small throughout "The Incredibles 2", as when Violet's character arc shows her accepting the possibility that a teenage girl might occasionally, maybe, sometimes when there's no other option, be suited to babysitting.

The action is competent, the final set piece is solid, and there are a few good gags, but we learn nothing new about our heroes. The art is good, of course, and Michael Giacchino's score is great but we didn't hate it, but we couldn't muster more than a "meh".

But we were just marking time before the real feature: A Chinese thriller about the no-holds-barred world of underground rock-scissors-paper.

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1 Why did no one tell me there was movie?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (uh2Uo)

2 Movie sign!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (kQs4Y)

3 Ahhh Soooo, watching Stalag 17

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (lxZ71)

4 Reminder: the final Sharknado movie will be on tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (kQs4Y)

5 I won't waste my Godfather quotes thie early in the thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 07:03 PM (uh2Uo)

6 4 - 7 headed shark attack?

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:03 PM (lxZ71)

7 I may start with some Goodfellas and work my way up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 07:04 PM (uh2Uo)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 07:05 PM (DLK3N)

9 I won't watch The Incredibles 2 in any way that the Big Rat gains revenue.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:05 PM (e7oj4)

10 Ahhh Soooo, watching Stalag 17
Posted by: Skip

So, Sefton won't be on commenting tonight?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (S6Pax)

11 Reminder: the final Sharknado movie will be on tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (kQs4Y)


Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and Cassie Scerbo are set to return, and the film will feature time travel, Nazis, dinosaurs, knights, and Noah's ark.


Hopefully it goes out with a cheesetastic bang

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (SiINZ)

12 when Violet's character arc shows her accepting the possibility that a
teenage girl might occasionally, maybe, sometimes when there's no other
option, be suited to babysitting.


Ah, the main plot hook of many of a certain type of movie.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (T6t7i)

13 I may start with some Goodfellas and work my way up.

I'm gonna go get the papers get the papers.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (DLK3N)

14 I just watched 3 headed shark. Now 5 headed shark is on. The acting and special effects are the best!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (8ikIW)

15 9 I won't watch The Incredibles 2 in any way that the Big Rat gains revenue.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:05 PM (e7oj4)

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The hate. It radiates.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (uh2Uo)

16 He'll be along, just got beat up a little, but soon will escape

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:07 PM (lxZ71)

17 I just rented Blues Brothers in memory of Aretha. I'm already laughing so hard I'm crying.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 07:07 PM (NpK5V)

18 Wow, that's a pretty critical look at the movie.I enjoyed it a lot, and saw plenty of places where they poked the SJWs.
(But, seriously, you defeat the old owl-dude by keeping some pepcid in your pocket......)

Posted by: GWB at August 18, 2018 07:08 PM (EFhmz)

19 4 Reminder: the final Sharknado movie will be on tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (kQs4Y)

--6-Headed Shark Attack premiers at 9 Eastern.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:08 PM (e7oj4)

20 I hear Crazy Rich Asians is good.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 07:08 PM (w7KSn)

21 CBD- Art, Movies, Food and Social Commentary. Is there nothing He can't do?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:09 PM (qfLhG)

22 9
I won't watch The Incredibles 2 in any way that the Big Rat gains revenue.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:05 PM (e7oj4)


It is the only movie (at this moment) I *will* give them encouragement on. Otherwise I avoid theaters.

Posted by: GWB at August 18, 2018 07:09 PM (EFhmz)

23 I couldn't stand listening to Mr. Incredible, his voice was that bad.

Screen Rant has a good pitch meeting on this.

Posted by: MAGA at August 18, 2018 07:10 PM (/8RAd)

24 except for the one white male who's old and has irritable bowel syndrome for his power

The super-hero novel "Playing for Keeps" had a guy with a minor super power whose "hero" name was "Feculent Boy". He could shoot high-pressure streams of sewage from his hands.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 18, 2018 07:10 PM (fVubI)

25 I'd heard things about this movie, and it's discouraging that you are reinforcing what I had heard.

when my kids were young, I resented the admittedly innocent jokes about me being Mr. Mom.

No. I was Dad. I was good at it. The campaign to kill fatherhood has been a long and tedious one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:10 PM (EhZNT)

26 9
I won't watch The Incredibles 2 in any way that the Big Rat gains revenue.

Posted by: logprof


As I've mentioned ad nauseum, I went to Vienna, Prague and Budapest recently. The town square of Prague has an enormous number of street performers and some are quite good. I was taking pictures of the wife in front of a guy dressed as Alladin's genie, but carefully balanced on a hidden steel structure, so it looked like he was coming out of a lamp. Anyway, in the background, I noticed two performers in what were clearly Mickey and Minnie Mouse ripoffs, but both were just a litttttttle bit off - enough to avoid a lawsuit. They looked like Mickey and Minnie were a pimp and whore, or possibly meth-heads.

I did not feel sorry for Disney in the slightest.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 07:10 PM (T6t7i)

27 17
I just rented Blues Brothers in memory of Aretha. I'm already laughing so hard I'm crying.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 07:07 PM (NpK5V)

Great movie.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (8iiMU)

28 14 I just watched 3 headed shark. Now 5 headed shark is on. The acting and special effects are the best!!
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (8ikIW)

--The quintessence of science fiction: a hot female scientist --complete with big glasses (although in fairness I have seen some hot female marine biologists).

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (e7oj4)

29 so it is entirely possible that you will see ... Yoko Ono

Status: Approved.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Colony at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (DMUuz)

30 Ahhh Soooo, watching Stalag 17
Posted by: Skip

So, Sefton won't be on commenting tonight?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 18, 2018 07:06 PM (S6Pax)



There is a godawful WWII movie called Escape From Athena from 1979. In it is a scene where Elliot Gould is walking through a POW camp and leaning against a barrack is William Holden. Gould does a double take and says, "You're still here?" Holden just puffs away on his cigar. Nice cameo in a very silly movie.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (SiINZ)

31 But we were just marking time before the real feature: A Chinese
thriller about the no-holds-barred world of underground
rock-scissors-paper.


"Hands of Fury". Christopher Walken gets a cameo, right?

"You smell . . . of paste."

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (2K6fY)

32 Last week I caught a special 20th anniversary showing of "The Big Lebowski" at my local googelplex. It improves with each viewing. I had a new appreciation for how well John Goodman portrayed the bilious Walter Sobchek (supposedly based on director John Milius), and how thoroughly he trounced the Nihilists outside the bowling alley.

I hadn't seen the film in ages and while I remembered plenty of scenes, I had forgotten the story as a whole and the convoluted plot was a pleasure to rediscover.

Fuck it, let's bowl.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:12 PM (kQs4Y)

33 Reminder: the final Sharknado movie will be on tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (kQs4Y)

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Thank God!............it's the final Sharknado movie.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (I16G8)

34 I thought my typos were bad but is English your second language?

Of course I'm joking but dang.

I'm getting the impression that you're somewhat undecided about the movie.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (1nlc9)

35 Rewatched " The Pallisers" jeez the SJW got really thick for awhile. Pre 1900's liberals were no different than todays.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (qfLhG)

36 >>I just watched 3 headed shark. Now 5 headed shark is on. The acting and special effects are the best!!


Sounds like you would enjoy The Meg?
In 3D!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (W+vEI)

37 Anyway, in the background, I noticed two performers in what were clearly Mickey and Minnie Mouse ripoffs, but both were just a litttttttle bit off - enough to avoid a lawsuit. They looked like Mickey and Minnie were a pimp and whore, or possibly meth-heads.

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These guys are regulars at Hollywood & Highland in LA. Pretty pathetic, but a buck's a buck, I guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (uh2Uo)

38 I never watched the first Incredibles, I won't watch this one either. as for the PC BS, is there any movie made in in the past 20 years that doesn't have any PC shit in it. Most are overloaded with it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (mpXpK)

39 --The quintessence of science fiction: a hot female
scientist --complete with big glasses (although in fairness I have seen
some hot female marine biologists).

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (e7oj4)

These nubile chicks hunting the 5 headed shark better get into bikinis quickly.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (8iiMU)

40 You would think Pixar has the capability to alter voices so that they sound comparable to the voices from 15 years ago.

Posted by: MAGA at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (/8RAd)

41 I was fairly deep into a bottle of wine recently, and happened to come across Being John Malkovich. I'd seen it before, and thought it was a self-indulgent piece of crap.

Surprisingly, having some wine in your belly made it a MUCH better movie.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (T6t7i)

42 CBD- Art, Movies, Food and Social Commentary. Is there nothing He can't do?


It's moviegique's content.


Now, Incredibles 2 is worse than this movie review suggests.

Let me go back to Incredibles one. It was about something. It was about middle-aged people mourning the loss of our youthful glory.

It was also a good enough cartoon movie that our kids didn't have to notice that. (Unless we were mean and told them that the movie was made for us).

We used to be cool, we used to feel invincible, now we're stuck at this stupid desk and we don't even know why.

Incredibles 2 has chase scenes. That's about it. I don't even mind the SJW stuff, whatevs. The Mr. Mom thing could have worked it just didn't.

And I hate Jack-Jack and his infinite powers. You sort of have a gag there where we didn't think Jack-Jack had powers, but then he has all of them?

Bullshit. Utter bullshit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (fuK7c)

43 But we were just marking time before the real feature: A Chinese thriller about the no-holds-barred world of underground rock-scissors-paper.
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Is that the one starring Matt Damon?

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (OC3WQ)

44 Rewatched " The Pallisers" jeez the SJW got really thick for awhile. Pre 1900's liberals were no different than todays.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (qfLhG)



Is that the English series from the early/mid 70s?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (SiINZ)

45 I still think Sharknado sounds like some sort of refreshing drink made from sea critters.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (2K6fY)

46 Another movie never saw that was the thread heading, the Incredible. Have seen other kid movies so it's not like I avoid them.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (lxZ71)

47 35 Rewatched " The Pallisers" jeez the SJW got really thick for awhile. Pre 1900's liberals were no different than todays.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:13 PM (qfLhG)
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You mean Planty's insistence on currency reform? Shocking!

Or was it the Irish Question?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (kQs4Y)

48 Last week I caught a special 20th anniversary showing of "The Big Lebowski" at my local googelplex. It improves with each viewing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:12 PM (kQs4Y)


I reiterate: casting Peter Stormare is never the wrong decision. Never seen a movie and wished they had cast someone else, nor seen a movie that couldn't be improved with him in it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:16 PM (y87Qq)

49 as for the PC BS, is there any movie made in in the past 20 years that doesn't have any PC shit in it. Most are overloaded with it.

Team America: World Police

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 07:16 PM (brIR5)

50 We are going to try to expand the topics a bit for this time slot, so it is entirely possible that you will see fishing, Yoko Ono, macramé, Mechanical Engineering 228: Shelf Design, hacky-sack, the psycho-sexual politics of veganism, and other interesting topics. Or not.


Is this code for "we have TheJamesMadison tied up in the basement, keeping his eyelids forced open while he watches an endless loop of A Clockwork Orange" ?

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:18 PM (EzdLW)

51 The quintessence of science fiction: a hot female

scientist --complete with big glasses (although in fairness I have seen

some hot female marine biologists).


What? Do you mean to suggest that Denise Richards wasn't totally convincing as a nuclear scientist?

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 07:18 PM (T6t7i)

52 Bander, indulge and watch the Pixar short about Jack Jack.

The Quiet Man. yes.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:18 PM (qfLhG)

53 The female-centricness of Incredibles 2 didn't bother me as Incredibles 1 was Male centric (focusing mostly on Mr. Incredible and Syndrome). Movie did feel a bit long though.

Best scene in the movie was Jack-Jack versus the raccoon.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM (p0nVR)

54 I reiterate: casting Peter Stormare is never the wrong decision. Never seen a movie and wished they had cast someone else, nor seen a movie that couldn't be improved with him in it.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:16 PM (y87Qq)
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He plays a gambler of indeterminate Slavic extraction on "L.A. to Vegas".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM (kQs4Y)

55 @38 I never watched the first Incredibles,
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You should.

I'll note that Roger L. Simon (i.e. the good Roger Simon, who started PJ Media) thought that it was the best movie of the year. It's definitely worth seeing at least once.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM (OC3WQ)

56 These nubile chicks hunting the 5 headed shark better get into out of bikinis quickly.

FIFY

Posted by: Captain Nemo at August 18, 2018 07:20 PM (brIR5)

57 Team America: World Police
Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 07:16 PM (brIR5)

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This!

To this day, the singular best movie experience I ever had in a theater. The theater was full, and the laughter often drowned out the next gag. I left the place with achy ribs and a perma-grin.

Great fucking movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:21 PM (EhZNT)

58 Test

Posted by: Captain Nemo at August 18, 2018 07:21 PM (brIR5)

59 >>as for the PC BS, is there any movie made in in the past 20 years that doesn't have any PC shit in it. Most are overloaded with it.



EuroTrip
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 07:22 PM (W+vEI)

60 I find it incredible that people pay money to go watch a movie like the Incredibles.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 07:22 PM (EoRCO)

61 These nubile chicks hunting the 5 headed shark better get into bikinis quickly.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (8iiMU)

--Yeah, the hottest one is wearing full-length jeans.

Baby, it's hot outside!

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:22 PM (e7oj4)

62 He plays a gambler of indeterminate Slavic extraction on "L.A. to Vegas".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM



Which is ironic because Peter Stormare is Swedish, not Slavic.

**looks for Uncle Palp: nope, coast is clear**

SMR = Swede Master Race?

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:23 PM (EzdLW)

63 Eris, it was his wanting to make a more just social system as he was about to be booted from being the PM. In true SJW fashion he was not willing to give up any part of his estates just that the peons should be equal.

At least Glencora was a true lib.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:23 PM (qfLhG)

64 Thank God!............it's the final Sharknado movie.

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Only the dead have seen the end of Sharknado movies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 07:23 PM (+y/Ru)

65 Also caught the new Mission: Impossible movie and loved it.

I was not a big fan of the first and skipped all but the previous one, which was surprisingly good. I must give Tom credit for giving 110% to each role he's in.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:23 PM (kQs4Y)

66 SMR = Swede Master Race?
Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:23 PM (EzdLW)

SMR = Sicilian Master Race.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:24 PM (kQs4Y)

67 He plays a gambler of indeterminate Slavic extraction on "L.A. to Vegas".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM (kQs4Y)


There should have been a spin-off franchise from Armageddon where they ditched John McClane and Affleck and Arwen and just did "The Continuing Adventures of Steve Buscemi and Michael Clarke Duncan and Peter Stormare In Space".

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:24 PM (y87Qq)

68 Watched The Meg last night. Jason Statham was shirtless in one scene. Totally worth the ticket price for that alone. Not even embarrassed.

Posted by: Jmel at August 18, 2018 07:25 PM (9TT4w)

69 Bander, indulge and watch the Pixar short about Jack Jack.



I did. That was better than the movie.

Also, was Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black in the first movie? No. 1 Son says he was but I don't remember that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:25 PM (fuK7c)

70 #31 Kindltot --

It was called Animal World.

No Christopher Walken.

But MICHAEL DOUGLAS is the BIG BAD!

Totally shocked me.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (CcUfv)

71 Team America: World Police
Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 07:16 PM (brIR5)

(Jump to top of page)

This!

To this day, the singular best movie experience I ever had in a theater. The theater was full, and the laughter often drowned out the next gag. I left the place with achy ribs and a perma-grin.

Great fucking movie.

-
We need a sequel, America, Fuck II!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

72 Movies not pc, last 20 years? A few.

There's Something About Mary
We Were Soldiers

And a movie I want to mention again, Only The Brave. Lots of "Toxic Masculinity" on display.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (EzdLW)

73 I just love woke films.

Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (Tyii7)

74 We need a sequel, America, Fuck II!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

Make America Great Again Muthafuckas!

*tosses a buck-oh-five into the jar*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:27 PM (EhZNT)

75
Speaking of PC movies, I see a new Robin Hood movie is coming out. It looks like redo of the Costner one complete with Jamie Fox in the Morgan Freeman role. I'm sure Maid Marian will be some super warrior too

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:27 PM (SiINZ)

76 >>> Also, was Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black in the first movie? No. 1 Son says he was but I don't remember that.

He was in both.

Evening, all.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:27 PM (cHbmY)

77 The funniest thing I have ever watched was the Pixar short called Lifted.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:27 PM (qfLhG)

78 I see the last Sharknado movie was filmed in Romania. I wonder if this will cut down on lots of cheezerific celebrity cameos.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:28 PM (kQs4Y)

79 72 Movies not pc, last 20 years? A few.

There's Something About Mary
We Were Soldiers

And a movie I want to mention again, Only The Brave. Lots of "Toxic Masculinity" on display.
Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (EzdLW)

--Man on Fire

Gran Torino

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:29 PM (e7oj4)

80

Back after remedy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:29 PM (fuK7c)

81 Someday my giant teeth will be on the Walk of Fame.

Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 07:29 PM (Tyii7)

82 I just love woke films.
Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (Tyii7)


The only one that comes to mind is "The Caine Mutiny". But it was really good!

Posted by: Detective hogmartin and the missing joke at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (y87Qq)

83 Weird. Pixy has a new trick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (fuK7c)

84 It's not just the SJW vibe. Echoing comments above, Incredibles 2 is not very original compared to the first.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (1UZdv)

85 Thank you for making me sure I am correct in eschewing movies Sounded boring as all get out.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (RfzVr)

86 Weird. Pixy has a new trick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (fuK7c)

Is it weird?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:31 PM (EhZNT)

87 Weird. Pixy has a new trick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 07:30 PM (fuK7c)

Is it weird?
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:31 PM (EhZNT)



Da Fuq

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 18, 2018 07:31 PM (1nlc9)

88 I see now that you said it was weird.

Me drink much Ranger IPA.

Carry on.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 07:32 PM (EhZNT)

89 *SIGH* Another scene in 4-Headed Shark Attack wherein the hottest actress is fully clad.

She must be the director's daughter.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:32 PM (e7oj4)

90 @69
Also, was Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black in the first movie? No. 1 Son says he was but I don't remember that.
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No...?

The closest that I can think of is Rick Dicker, the government liaison that works with the Parrs. But he always reminded me of Richard Nixon, not Tommy Lee Jones.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 07:32 PM (OC3WQ)

91 logprof, I rewatch both all the time. I love a good revenge movie.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:32 PM (qfLhG)

92 Just saw Alpha. Quite good for a little picture. Kids 10 and up should love it.

It's about the start of the greatest partnership in the history of the World.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 07:33 PM (1UZdv)

93 Someday my giant teeth will be on the Walk of Fame.
Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 07:29 PM (Tyii7)

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It's your eyes that concern me most. It is starting to look like you are very familiar with the locations of the pet bunny cage, stockpot and cooktop.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (I16G8)

94 I've not seen either Incredibles. Probably won't. First one has been talked up so much that I'm not sure I could see it now without disappointment.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (H5knJ)

95 Off-topic party business
Howdy, cfo mom: MoMee final date is the first weekend of October, hope that works for you. We will be commandeering hot-air balloons and raining terror from the skies over southeast lower Michigan.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (y87Qq)

96 I'm scrolling through imdb's Upcoming Films.

My God, they did a remake of Papillon. Why?!

But -- I see they also made "Unbroken: Path to Redemption", picking up where the last movie left off, with Zamperini's struggles, forgiveness, and redemption. It looks to have been made on the cheap and has nobody from the first film (which wasn't all that hot).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (kQs4Y)

97 Two movies I look forward to, based on the previews: "First Man", about Neil Armstrong, and "Serenity", a noirish thriller with Matthew McConaughey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:35 PM (kQs4Y)

98 >Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (y87Qq)



Complete with training shivs!

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 07:35 PM (NpK5V)

99 I want to see it, Incredibles II, even if it's bad.

Same with Mission Impossible : Fallout

And The Equalizer II. Anything to escape from current events.

"Lucy" (Scarlett Johansson), with Morgan Freeman making all the fantastical BS believable. (You have to want to believe.) And Amr Waked, the french detective that sees the impossible, and just adapts to it.

The movie is pure fantasy, but the images are interesting, the action is satisfying (evil is vanquished while good prevails). And who doesn't want to be a superhero? If only we could create the right synthetic drug that would unleash the power of the human brain.

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (XeN7w)

100 96 I'm scrolling through imdb's Upcoming Films.

My God, they did a remake of Papillon. Why?!

But -- I see they also made "Unbroken: Path to Redemption", picking up where the last movie left off, with Zamperini's struggles, forgiveness, and redemption. It looks to have been made on the cheap and has nobody from the first film (which wasn't all that hot).
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (kQs4Y)

--I saw there's also a remake of Network in the pipeline.

WTF

That movie is unremakeable, precisely because it was so brilliantly prescient.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (e7oj4)

101 "38 I never watched the first Incredibles, I won't watch this one either. as for the PC BS, is there any movie made in in the past 20 years that doesn't have any PC shit in it. Most are overloaded with it.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:14 PM (mpXpK)"



Gotta say, I kinda come down on the Vic side of this.

Fun to read the comments, & keep on drinkin' Caesars.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (58Au8)

102 Sounds like Incredibles 2 isn't really worth seeing. Pity, I enjoyed the first one.

A successful movie nowadays seems to tell the film-makers, "Cool! We can get all preachy in the sequel!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (l9m7l)

103 Complete with training shivs!
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 07:35 PM (NpK5V)


I'd been going with "special door prizes lovingly hand-crafted by Muad'dib and bluebell", but looks like the cat has stabbed its way out of that bag

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (y87Qq)

104 Reminder: the final Sharknado movie will be on tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (kQs4Y)


It'll be the highlight of the Ole Miss football season.

For reference, here's their new mascot: https://tinyurl.com/yal7h3uj

Posted by: Bert G at August 18, 2018 07:37 PM (yzxic)

105 It's about the start of the greatest partnership in the history of the World.

hookers & blow?

chocolate & peanut butter?

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 18, 2018 07:37 PM (KCxzN)

106 She must be the director's daughter.

Wasn't Sophia Sorcese nude in Godfather III?

Posted by: Captain Nemo at August 18, 2018 07:38 PM (brIR5)

107 wish they would make a 'super-hero hunter' type of movie; someone who hunts down super heroes.

Could even be along the lines of 'Marshal Law'

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at August 18, 2018 07:38 PM (RKQ/v)

108 hogmartin - would love to join you all, but outdoor venue = not for me and dh. Perhaps another time. Appreciate all the effort you have put in to this and hope everyone has a great time!

Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (RfzVr)

109 Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is enduring a career low at the box office this weekend. The ensemble crime-drama Billionaire Boys Club quietly opened Friday in 10 theaters scattered in select states across the U.S. The indie film earned an abysmal $126 for the day following its release on premium VOD last month, according to those with access to theater grosses.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (+y/Ru)

110 Howdy, cfo mom: MoMee final date is the first weekend of October, hope that works for you. We will be commandeering hot-air balloons and raining terror from the skies over southeast lower Michigan.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:34 PM (y87Qq)

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Good for y'all! I'll be watching the news for reports of aerial attacks on Starbucks and Planned Parenthood locations.

Seriously though, sounds like a great time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (I16G8)

111 So do I have to wait for the 6 headed shark movie before bikinis appear again?

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (lxZ71)

112 This is the comics crossover movie that needs to be made:

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (kQs4Y)

113 72
Movies not pc, last 20 years? A few.



There's Something About Mary

We Were Soldiers



And a movie I want to mention again, Only The Brave. Lots of "Toxic Masculinity" on display.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 07:26 PM (EzdLW)


I loved we were Soldiers.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:40 PM (mpXpK)

114 All Right., The TX Mo Me has definitely got to send a contribution. No , not the bottle of Balvenie.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:40 PM (qfLhG)

115 This reads like a 4Chan criticism. The only thing it didn't mention was Elastigirl's ass (T H I C C !)

Seriously, this is far removed from being an SJW movie that I'm wondering if you watched the movie (for starters the Underminer wasn't beaten, he got away). The worst thing you can say is that it's a little bit of a rehash followed by role-reversal. But it's still unashamedly about heroism.

As for the also-ran Tumblrista heroes...that's kind of the point that they're shitty amateurs. I'm guessing that if there is a part three the theme will be about legacy, with the kids and the Tumblr heroes starting to come into their own.

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 07:41 PM (DKWPF)

116 #107 --

Well, the first Incredibles was kind of about a superhero hunter, when you think about it.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:41 PM (CcUfv)

117 "Reefer Madness: the Musical" is very enjoyable; fun well-acted and considering the topic, extremely non PC. MJ will turn you into a communist, a Satanist and cause incredibly hot dance numbers.

Posted by: Fernando & Kate Flick Garcia at August 18, 2018 07:42 PM (loZXu)

118 >>wish they would make a 'super-hero hunter' type of movie; someone who hunts down super heroes.


X-Men movies are all about that.
And the latest Marvel and DC Comics films seem to be about that as well - all guilt and discord over the damage they left behind in earlier films with big fights w/the bad guy(s).

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 07:42 PM (W+vEI)

119 99. If only we could create the right synthetic drug that would unleash the power of the human brain.

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn
**
What's the matter? Cocaine not good enough for you?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 18, 2018 07:42 PM (fA1SL)

120 91 logprof, I rewatch both all the time. I love a good revenge movie.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:32 PM (qfLhG)

--AMC shows both at least once yearly.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:42 PM (e7oj4)

121 All Right., The TX Mo Me has definitely got to send a contribution. No , not the bottle of Balvenie.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 07:40 PM


can they ship Whataburgers?

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 18, 2018 07:42 PM (KCxzN)

122 Thanks for being woke so I can catch up on my sleep after staying up late watching Fred and Ginger on Filmstruck.
Also get a load of pre-code pre-Ginger as Honey Hale in "Flying Down to Rio"
https://youtu.be/bFz9tKOv8Hc

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (Sp1NT)

123 The new Wahlberg movie, 22 Mile, is pretty bad ass. Definitely a moron date movie. I think it's the movie the new Mission: Impossible wanted to be.

Posted by: Robert at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (DKWPF)

124 I saw there's also a remake of Network in the pipeline.
WTF
That movie is unremakeable, precisely because it was so brilliantly prescient.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (e7oj4)

"Network" is the one movie you never, ever see replayed on the boob tube.

It is not wise to tell the truth in today's insanity.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (EoRCO)

125 Sounds disappointing. But life is all about disappointment.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (NWiLs)

126 --I saw there's also a remake of Network in the pipeline.

WTF

That movie is unremakeable, precisely because it was so brilliantly prescient.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM (e7oj4)

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I'm sure this is precisely why they felt the need to remake it. Things the way they are now, it can not be allowed to stand in original form.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (I16G8)

127 >>Seriously, this is far removed from being an SJW movie that

Matter of opinion, I guess. Oh, look, Mr. Incredible is angry because he can't do math!

>> I'm wondering if you watched the movie

I'm wondering if you're trolling.

>>(for starters the Underminer wasn't beaten, he got away).

Yeah, you're trolling.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:44 PM (CcUfv)

128 would love to join you all, but outdoor venue = not for me and dh. Perhaps another time.
Posted by: cfo mom at August 18, 2018 07:39 PM (RfzVr)


Aw, sorry to hear it. Do feel free to stop by for a bit, though, it's over by Brighton so it shouldn't be too far. You aren't obligated to stay too long or anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:45 PM (y87Qq)

129 "Network" is the one movie you never, ever see replayed on the boob tube.

It is not wise to tell the truth in today's insanity.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (EoRCO)

--TCM played it in in the past year.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:46 PM (e7oj4)

130 The short film Bai was even worse

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 18, 2018 07:46 PM (0V/8D)

131 Yeah, I personally liked Incredibles II. There was a reason it was Elastigirl-centric in the beginning.
Superheroes were still being held responsible for all the mayhem and destruction of the big showdown in the first movie. They needed a more media-friendly and less threatening public face of Superdom so that they could get back in the good graces of the populace, hence Mrs. Incredible.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (kQs4Y)

132 75


Speaking of PC movies, I see a new Robin Hood movie is coming out.
It looks like redo of the Costner one complete with Jamie Fox in the
Morgan Freeman role. I'm sure Maid Marian will be some super warrior too

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:27 PM (SiINZ)

The Costner Robin Hood blew chunks. And I usually liked his movies. The best Robin hood movie is a tossup between the Errol Flynn classic and the more recent Russel Crowe version.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (mpXpK)

133 I'm sure this is precisely why they felt the need to remake it. Things the way they are now, it can not be allowed to stand in original form.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:43 PM (I16G


Further proof of the skin-suit conjecture?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (y87Qq)

134 Can't read the post, must avoid spoilers.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 07:48 PM (CE6iV)

135 I watch about 150 movies a year, all in theaters.

But I've only seen four of the top 10. Usually I end up seeing about half of the top 40. The rest are going to be indie or foreign films, and over the past two years, a startling number of classics.

In the last two weeks, I've seen one Korean film, one Chinese film, two classic James Bond films and two Cary Grant movies.

But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:48 PM (CcUfv)

136 Further proof of the skin-suit conjecture?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (y87Qq)

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Gotta confess that I have no idea what that is.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:49 PM (I16G8)

137 The Costner Robin Hood blew chunks. And I usually liked his movies. The best Robin hood movie is a tossup between the Errol Flynn classic and the more recent Russel Crowe version.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (mpXpK)



There are two Robin Hood movies worth anything. The Errol Flynn one and Robin and Marian.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:49 PM (SiINZ)

138 And that scene of Mr. Incredible being angry at math was him being angry at New Math. I remember that very scene from my own childhood! Dad, an engineer, blew his top* at the convoluted steps. Of course, that was the old New Math, not the new New Math.

*to be fair, Dad blew his top about a lot of things.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (kQs4Y)

139 Network was on this month on TCM, past week I think

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (lxZ71)

140 138 And that scene of Mr. Incredible being angry at math was him being angry at New Math. I remember that very scene from my own childhood! Dad, an engineer, blew his top* at the convoluted steps. Of course, that was the old New Math, not the new New Math.

*to be fair, Dad blew his top about a lot of things.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (kQs4Y)

Sounds like if he came into contact with Common Core math his head would literally explode.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

141 Howard Beale from Network:

https://youtu.be/AS4aiA17YsM

"Maniac" by Limbomaniacs (lots of Howard Beale samples):

https://youtu.be/UWPWegM5QO0

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:51 PM (e7oj4)

142
But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:48 PM (CcUfv)



Yes, they're better than the drivel out today. Geez, 50 year old movies would be The Lion in Winter. Can it be that old already?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 07:51 PM (SiINZ)

143 I find it incredible that snots think their sneering at somebody else's entertainment does anything other than waste their time.

Hey, NASCAR isn't for me, but I don't insult those who find it fun.

As to the movie:

Money was tight when "The Incredibles" came out, so we waited until it finally arrived at a second-run theater. The day after we saw it, we bought the DVD, wiping out what we saved by waiting.

I don't think we'll buy this one. I enjoyed it -- and I didn't think putting Elastigirl in the spotlight kowtowed to SJWs, nor did I think Bob failed as a homemaker. He made errors, yes, but he learned and did better. The next generation of "supers" didn't have anybody whom I want to see in solo adventures, but it was good to see that the Parrs and Frozone aren't the only ones left.

No, we'll pass because the kids are grown, and the calvacade of super-hero flicks is making them all look the same. They (and we) are suffering from the overload. Who of us in fandom would have thought this would happen?

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 07:51 PM (RJsUj)

144 Eris --

I'm never trying to change anyone's taste or ruin a movie for someone else who enjoyed it. I'm glad you did.

I mentioned the reason they used Elastigirl, and there was nothing wrong with that, by itself, had it been organic.

But by the end I was convinced that everything had been backward engineered by Disney's highly paid diversity experts.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:51 PM (CcUfv)

145 But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?

Posted by: moviegique


Sure

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 07:51 PM (DLK3N)

146 136 Further proof of the skin-suit conjecture?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:47 PM (y87Qq)

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Gotta confess that I have no idea what that is.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:49 PM (I16G

Iowahawk's formulation that progressives infiltrate a respected institution, hollow it out, wear it as a skinsuit and demand respect, perhaps?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)

147
Comet airs the best worst movies.

"Alienator" was just on.

Before that, "Rocky Jones Space Something Something."


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (Buw1b)

148 135 - chances are a random older movie is better than a new one

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (lxZ71)

149 20 I hear Crazy Rich Asians is good.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 07:08 PM (w7KSn)

KTE watched it yesterday, said it was fun.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 07:53 PM (CE6iV)

150
I'm a big big big cartoon lover. Real cartoons.
I do not like these new wooden cartoons that began with Toy Story. Can't watch 'em.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 07:53 PM (Buw1b)

151 Sounds like if he came into contact with Common Core math his head would literally explode.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

OMG, Cochran talked about his (very clever) little girl getting frustrated with it and it broke my heart. There are so many steps! They make it so involved and difficult.

I came to the realization that anything "new" is a way to make sure parents can't help with homework.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:54 PM (kQs4Y)

152 Iowahawk's formulation that progressives infiltrate a respected institution, hollow it out, wear it as a skinsuit and demand respect, perhaps?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)

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That sounds quite plausible.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:55 PM (I16G8)

153 Well time for me to do disk cleanup and crash out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:56 PM (mpXpK)

154 151 Sounds like if he came into contact with Common Core math his head would literally explode.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

OMG, Cochran talked about his (very clever) little girl getting frustrated with it and it broke my heart. There are so many steps! They make it so involved and difficult.

I came to the realization that anything "new" is a way to make sure parents can't help with homework.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:54 PM (kQs4Y)

It frustrated my kids to tears too. I'd look at it, think "this is bullshit," say "this is idiotic," then proceed to show them how to do it in the old-fashioned, non-fucktarded way.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:56 PM (NWiLs)

155 Gotta confess that I have no idea what that is.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:49 PM (I16G

Iowahawk's formulation that progressives infiltrate a respected institution, hollow it out, wear it as a skinsuit and demand respect, perhaps?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)


Yep, this process exactly. I couldn't remember if it was an Iowahawk original or if I just heard it from him.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:56 PM (y87Qq)

156 For the most part the SJW aspect didn't bother me much. If you take the Incredibles world as presented then the character choices make sense. It's set in a 60's analogue. A man would of course have a rocky start as Mr. Mom, but he's shown coping with the role. It makes perfect sense for an attractive woman to be the face of the comeback. I would think that Superman would have a tough time taking a back seat to Lois Lane. I wished that they had found a larger role for Dash though. They extended Violet's powers why not his?

It's just that against the backdrop of psycotic SJW insanity permeating everything that it's hard to keep it from infecting everything we see. It's likely that you are right, but I found it possible to, for the most part, separate it from my enjoyment of the movie as it was.

Overall I thought it wasn't equal to the first, but it's tough equaling an origin story with its introducing a whole universe sensa wonder.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 07:56 PM (uG9WG)

157 Eris --

Yeah, Mr. Incredible gets his moment even WITH the "new math", which nearly saved that plotline for me.

Then the next scene he's in a panic because his invulnerable super baby is loose. Again.

At some point, on some level, aren't we supposed to admire Mr. Incredible? Violet? Dash? Where are they in all this? What happened to pulling together as family? Was that not the entire message of the first movie?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:57 PM (CcUfv)

158 Somebody needs to make a movie called The Deplorables, with heroic deplorables in conflict with a bunch of hemophiliac idiot elitists.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 07:57 PM (nBr1j)

159 Ha! In the next "Creed" movie, Creed (the son of Apollo) faces off against the son of Ivan Drago. And Dolph Lundgren is in it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:58 PM (kQs4Y)

160 In the last two weeks, I've seen one Korean film, one Chinese film

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And an hour later you want to watch another.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 07:58 PM (+y/Ru)

161 158 Somebody needs to make a movie called The Deplorables, with heroic deplorables in conflict with a bunch of hemophiliac idiot elitists.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 07:57 PM (nBr1j)

The tide of battle turns when The Deplorables burn the soy fields.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:58 PM (NWiLs)

162 80 year old movies are okay by me.
80, 70, 60, 50....

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 07:59 PM (Sp1NT)

163 I really, really like The Incredibles.

I really, really wanna like The Incredibles 2.

But I just ain't optimistic.

Although, sticking to the genre of animated features, The Lego Batman Movie was even better than the original Leo Movie.

Still. The Left ruins Every. Fucking. Thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 08:00 PM (EhZNT)

164 155 Gotta confess that I have no idea what that is.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:49 PM (I16G

Iowahawk's formulation that progressives infiltrate a respected institution, hollow it out, wear it as a skinsuit and demand respect, perhaps?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 07:52 PM (NWiLs)

Yep, this process exactly. I couldn't remember if it was an Iowahawk original or if I just heard it from him.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 07:56 PM (y87Qq)

--I learned something.

Which is also why progtards hijack established institutions like churches and the BSA instead of creating their own.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:00 PM (e7oj4)

165 OMG, Cochran talked about his (very clever) little girl getting frustrated with it and it broke my heart. There are so many steps! They make it so involved and difficult.

I came to the realization that anything "new" is a way to make sure parents can't help with homework.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:54 PM (kQs4Y)

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My sister is an "Ecucator" in Suburban Chicago. I pressed her on this theory, as it was mine as well. She initially denied it, but over a period of months actually came out and said yeah, they didn't want parents "interfering" with Educators.

Note the capital E in Educator. Like most of them, this is how they emphasize the description.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (I16G8)

166 But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:48 PM



Nah. We've got TJM for that.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (EzdLW)

167 moviegique, good job with the movie thread this week.

Which Bond flicks did you see? As people here may know, a couple years ago I got the Bond 50 box set and worked my way through every single Bond flick. I even went ahead and got Spectre as well, and watched that.

IMHO they were all good, but some of course were much better than others. I think my favorite was On Her Majesty's Secret Service, believe it or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (km8m2)

168 Vlad--

I think you are correct. It is the context of the current SJWness that made for a certain amount of eyerolling.

The Boy (my son and usual movie-going companion) did not find it all =that= SJW. But he also didn't think it was very good.

But again, I don't think that lack of quality was coincidental. I believe the SJW needs are wagging the dog.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (CcUfv)

169 I shouldn't have referred to hemophiliac idiot elitists. I should have referred to inbred hemophiliac elitists.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:02 PM (nBr1j)

170
From what I can tell, Common Core is indeed an evil leftist plan to foster how children think and process information in a different way. A stupid way.

Why?

Because it will make it easier for them to be Controlled.

Common Core Math or whatever is exactly the equivalent to Bruce Jenner is a woman.

Stay with me; this is gonna make perfect sense. It's 1+1=B, and B is the new 2!

See?

There is more than way to "express" 2, and there's more than one way to derive at 2.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:02 PM (Buw1b)

171 There might be a movie in how awful the folks were at the Mayo rehab facility.

It all started with opioid panic and a doc with a very large and brittle ego.

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 08:02 PM (Sp1NT)

172 At some point, on some level, aren't we supposed to admire Mr. Incredible? Violet? Dash? Where are they in all this? What happened to pulling together as family? Was that not the entire message of the first movie?
Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:57 PM (CcUfv)

I just don't remember it like you do. I did admire Mr. Incredible.

I had no idea he was so fragile!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:02 PM (kQs4Y)

173 Which is also why progtards hijack established institutions like churches and the BSA instead of creating their own.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:00 PM (e7oj4)


"If I don't like it, I can't rest until NOBODY likes it any more."

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:03 PM (y87Qq)

174 If I was assigned to do a movie thread, I think I might cover... obscure film franchises.

I've discovered over the years, there's a ton of franchises that were started up, and have since been all but forgotten about. Examples:

- The Pink Panther films
- The Peanuts films (although The Peanuts Movie was a nice comeback)
- Willard/Ben/Crispin Glover's Willard
- The In Like Flint series, from the 1960s

... I'm sure others here can think of other forgotten franchises.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:03 PM (km8m2)

175 Wow, Trump has broken the record for most appellate court judges sworn in in the first two years . . . history.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:04 PM (e7oj4)

176 Thanks, qdpsteve!

I just saw "Goldfinger", which was great.

Then OHMSS, which was very, very good but looong.

George Lazenby was there, chatting about his life. I no longer feel sorry for the man. I thought he'd been fired off of Bond, but he basically quit because he was looking around at all the hippies in their bell bottoms and paisley and asked himself "How's a guy in a suit, like Bond, gonna get laid."

And that seems to have been how he lived his life. Heh.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:04 PM (CcUfv)

177 John Brennan rides a cock horse.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:04 PM (e7oj4)

178 123
The new Wahlberg movie, 22 Mile, is pretty bad ass.
maybe i should give it a go, then. in the brand new this week moviepass scheme of limiting us to selecting one of our three movies a month from a slate of six acceptable movies, it's the only one that is playing near me. it's not on the slate today, though; today none of the movies i'm allowed to select are actually playing in my neck of the lack of woods.
mrs. chronda signed me up for moviepass just before it started getting weird. she didn't ask me if i wanted it, just signed me up.
the most hilarious bit so far has involved mission impossible. after refusing to give me a ticket to mission impossible since it came out, they sent me spam about how much i wanted to go see the thing. and now it's not among the six movies they will let me pick from for the next week or so (for however long they've published the list).

Posted by: Anachronda at August 18, 2018 08:05 PM (2//jc)

179 logprof, that's good news for the future. Far fewer activist liberal judgments, hopefully.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:05 PM (km8m2)

180 IMHO they were all good, but some of course were much better than others. I think my favorite was On Her Majesty's Secret Service, believe it or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (km8m2)



It's one of the best Bond movies made in spite of the knocks against Lazenby. I recently saw (on youtube) someone put together interviews with him during the filming, after the filming and from 2002. Interesting to see his take on things from the different time periods.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:05 PM (SiINZ)

181 I saw there's also a remake of Network in the pipeline.

WTF

That movie is unremakeable, precisely because it was so brilliantly prescient.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:36 PM



Starring Jim Acosta. "I'm as woke as hell and I'm not going to Pennsylvania any more!"

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (EzdLW)

182 I liked the Incredibles 2, and so did my kid.
Sometimes a movie is just a movie.

Posted by: TexasJew at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (c+cGk)

183 Wow, Trump has broken the record for most appellate court judges sworn in in the first two years . . . history.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:04 PM (e7oj4)

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He still has about 5 more months to go in that period. Mwhaha.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (I16G8)

184 Eris --

"I just don't remember it like you do. I did admire Mr. Incredible.

I had no idea he was so fragile! "

I don't understand. Did you admire him because he was fragile?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (CcUfv)

185 I could binge watch "The Thin Man" until my eyeballs fell out.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (qfLhG)

186 Some ad thing shows up at the top of the page and won't go away.

Is the new AoSHQ?

Not for me.

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (zmZ2x)

187 movieguiqe, agreed Lazenby wasn't the greatest guy. But IMHO, OHMSS has the best Bond ending, ever.

It tells you something that it was rediscovered and made a plot point in just the most recent few Bond films.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:06 PM (km8m2)

188 But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?



Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:48 PM


Wouldn't hurt. The problem with most movies these days is that they're unremarkable. Something that's truly great, or truly awful would be interesting. But alas the 21st century has thrown up mediocrity almost exclusively.

Posted by: otho at August 18, 2018 08:07 PM (LkFnL)

189 I watched Nanook Of The North the other day. I liked it better than most movies I've seen lately. Pacific Rim was still better though.

Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (UdKB7)

190 @183 He still has about 5 more months to go in that period. Mwhaha.
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Hopefully we keep the Senate so that the streak can be extended to four years (or better yet, eight).

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (OC3WQ)

191
I saw the tv ad for the new Nazi movie starring Gandhi as Eichmann. Looks boring and overly brooding. No thanks.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (Buw1b)

192 moviegique, I think Goldfinger is the best of the early Bond flicks.

OTOH I admit I didn't quite get what was so incredible about Thunderball, which I've heard people shout about for years. Maybe I need to watch it again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (km8m2)

193 Ben Had --

Just saw "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" which, the last time I saw it, was part of a James Wong Howe (cinematographer) retrospective.

He did "The Thin Man Returns" and then 15 years later "Blandings". Myrna Loy is in both and looks almost identical. <3

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (CcUfv)

194 IMHO they were all good, but some of course were much better than others. I think my favorite was On Her Majesty's Secret Service, believe it or not.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (km8m2)

--My dad loves all the Bond films, and said Skyfall was the best post-Connery film. I agree.

I don't even like Adele's other songs, but "Skyfall" is a great Bond theme song.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:09 PM (e7oj4)

195 " in the brand new this week moviepass scheme of limiting us to selecting one of our three movies a month from a slate of six acceptable movies,"

MoviePass rotates daily what movies you can see. Alpha was on today's list, but then blocked at the theater. So I'm quitting.

I saw 17 movies worth well over $200 for less than $50, so a good ROI,

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:09 PM (1UZdv)

196 Hands: no, the new Network will be nothing but 120 minutes of Keith Olbermann throwing tantrums about Trump. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:09 PM (km8m2)

197
Ben Kinglsey is one of supposebly "great" actors I could not give a shit about watching.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:09 PM (Buw1b)

198
I watching clips from a German movie called Unsere Mutter, Unsere Vater. The battle scene is pretty good. German troops fighting their way down streets through Russian machine gun nests. And then the T-34 shows up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:10 PM (SiINZ)

199 >>The Boy (my son and usual movie-going companion) did not find it all =that= SJW. But he also didn't think it was very good.

But again, I don't think that lack of quality was coincidental. I believe the SJW needs are wagging the dog.
- - - -

Maybe it's being a mom to a son, but I also notice that current entertainment (and ads, etc.) seems to be focused on girl power, and when they do bother to include a boy character, he's typically inferior. Really pushing the girls as science/tech experts (grrrls in STEM, rah rah!). I haven't seen The Incredibles 2 but I got the grrrl power vibe from the trailers.

He and I stopped watching kids movies before he was in his tweens. More fun to watch the latest Fast and Furious (dumb fun) vs. a kids film with a smarty-pants girl lead and SJW messaging.
*shrugs*

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 08:10 PM (W+vEI)

200 @194 My dad loves all the Bond films, and said Skyfall was the best post-Connery film. I agree.
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I'm in IT. And the sheer stupidity of Q's actions that cause the hack are one of the reasons why that film is painful to watch.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:11 PM (OC3WQ)

201
You know that Vinnie Jones guy who's in a lot of Guy Ritchie flicks? I'd rather watch him in movies than "sir" Ben Kingsley.

Kingsley is Judi Dench. Boring and old.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:11 PM (Buw1b)

202 I saw the tv ad for the new Nazi movie starring Gandhi as Eichmann.
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That's a great mental picture there. LOL. Very random.

Like "the new flick with Freddie Mercury as Mengele."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (kQs4Y)

203 201
You know that Vinnie Jones guy who's in a lot of Guy Ritchie flicks? I'd rather watch him in movies than "sir" Ben Kingsley.

Kingsley is Judi Dench. Boring and old.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:11 PM (Buw1b)

He's been coasting on Ghandi for decades now.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (NWiLs)

204 junior, true, in most of the Bond flicks Q was oftentimes not much more than a cartoon character.

Not so much an IT guy as a magical wizard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (km8m2)

205 But do you guys want reviews of 50 year old movies?


No. 1 Son, film graduate, just posted his top movies of this year.

I wrote "Seven Samurai, Seven Samurai, Seven Samuai. I've probably seen it three times this year".

The good movies are from whenever. I've been disappointed the last half dozen times I saw something in a movie theater and I have no plans ever to do so again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (fuK7c)

206 IMHO they were all good, but some of course were much better than others. I think my favorite was On Her Majesty's Secret Service, believe it or not.


Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM


Believed. It's arguably the best Bond flick.

Posted by: otho at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (LkFnL)

207 I'm in IT. And the sheer stupidity of Q's actions that cause the hack are one of the reasons why that film is painful to watch.
Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:11 PM (OC3WQ)


That's why it doesn't belong in a Bond flick. It's too plausible.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (y87Qq)

208 Note the capital E in Educator. Like most of them, this is how they emphasize the description

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Educator is to teacher as Journalist is to reporter:
Not worth a bucket of sour owl sh*t.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (uG9WG)

209 I liked Ben Kingsley is Sexy Beast. Also in Sneakers. He seems like a good actor. He just isn't in many films I'm interested in.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (H5knJ)

210 And that scene of Mr. Incredible being angry at math was him being angry at New Math


That was good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (fuK7c)

211 OHMSS was the first Bond I saw and I still love it. Diana Rigg may be the best Bond girl, a Keeper IYKWIM>

My favorite is From Russia With Love. The most realistic.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (1UZdv)

212 @ 107 --

You would have loved a sadly short-lived DC series, "Bloodhound." Ex-cop serving time for killing his partner is sprung to track down metahuman lawbreakers. He has no powers, just lots of muscle, toughness, and a sharp mind.

Series canceled after seven issues. Should have run for 70. Collected into a trade paperback, if you're interested.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 08:14 PM (RJsUj)

213 He's been coasting on Ghandi for decades now.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM (NWiLs)


Coasting on Gandhi would be an excellent album name.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:14 PM (y87Qq)

214 Lizzy --

The Girl Power is intense. The brother/sister team features a super-genius technical wizard sister.

There has never been such a woman. Every geek in the world fantasizes about it, but for all the important women in STEM, there's never been a Wozniak or Edison.

Again, it could be fine and even fun, but when every aspect of the film conforms to PCness, except for an edgy nod to girls maybe occasionally babysitting, you can't escape the feeling that the art you were watching could've been great if other considerations were prioritized.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:14 PM (CcUfv)

215 71 We need a sequel, America, Fuck II!

That will work okay for Nov 6 if Trump keeps Congress.

Otherwise..
Okay America, hold my Coke!!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 18, 2018 08:14 PM (5hjW2)

216 I really enjoyed the poker game in "Casino Royale" and I like all the Daniel Craig movies but I Hate the deal where you watch part of the movie and then have to go trough 5 minutes of credits . Adele has a great voice but she can just go suck on her SWJ pipe.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:15 PM (qfLhG)

217 Educator is to teacher as Journalist is to reporter:
Not worth a bucket of sour owl sh*t.
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (uG9WG)

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Most of us are aware of this. The Educators are not.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 08:15 PM (I16G8)

218 Was a sequel ever planned for Team America: World Police?

THAT should have been a blockbuster franchise...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:15 PM (km8m2)

219 I liked Ben Kingsley ... in Sneakers.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 08:13 PM (H5knJ)


I'd forgotten he was in that, thanks. I really liked that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (y87Qq)

220
What happened to Gandhi, anyway? Was he assassinated? Plane crash?
Rickets?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (Buw1b)

221 Seven Samurai, the Best Western ever.

Also, maybe the first with the Assembling the Oddball Team meme,

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (1UZdv)

222 Ben Kinglsey is one of supposebly "great" actors I could not give a shit about watching.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:09 PM (Buw1b)

--He played himself hilariously in The Sopranos.

https://youtu.be/5wAjtbwqwnU

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (e7oj4)

223 Don you watch OHMSS for Lazenby, or for ..
..
..
Diana Rigg?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 08:17 PM (/vRFU)

224 Was a sequel ever planned for Team America: World Police?

THAT should have been a blockbuster franchise...


Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:15 PM


Won't happen. Parker and Stone discovered that doing marionette films is massively difficult and expensive.

Posted by: otho at August 18, 2018 08:17 PM (LkFnL)

225 Again, it could be fine and even fun, but when every aspect of the film conforms to PCness, except for an edgy nod to girls maybe occasionally babysitting, you can't escape the feeling that the art you were watching could've been great if other considerations were prioritized.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:14 PM (CcUfv)
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It takes a whole lot of grrlpower to achieve reality's escape velocity.

Posted by: Axeman at August 18, 2018 08:17 PM (YOhRS)

226 That's a great mental picture there. LOL. Very random.

Like "the new flick with Freddie Mercury as Mengele."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:12 PM



lol, I was thinking of mentioning the movie Scenic Route (2013 ), starring Josh Duhamel, "with Dan Fogler as Zach Galifianakis"

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (EzdLW)

227 What happened to Gandhi, anyway? Was he assassinated? Plane crash? Rickets?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (Buw1b)


Mishap during a hunting trip with Dick Cheney.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (km8m2)

228 The funny thing about going from "Goldfinger" to OHMSS is that...

Honor Blackman is the love interest in "Goldfinger", fresh off playing Emma Peel in the Avengers.

And Diana Rigg is the love interest in OHMSS--also fresh off playing Emma Peel in the Avengers.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (CcUfv)

229
That reminds me, have you seen this bumper sticker yet?

"From Russia With Love" with a little image of our dear president.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (Buw1b)

230 Was a sequel ever planned for Team America: World Police?

THAT should have been a blockbuster franchise...
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:15 PM (km8m2)

Short answer: Trey and Matt have serious ADD. they've moved on to other things.

Oooh! Shiny things!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (EhZNT)

231 220
What happened to Gandhi, anyway? Was he assassinated? Plane crash?
Rickets?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (Buw1b)

Shot by a Hindu fanatic for having agreed to partition.

In some ways, kind of like Michael Collins.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (/vRFU)

232 What happened to Gandhi, anyway? Was he assassinated? Plane crash?
Rickets?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:16 PM (Buw1b)

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Assassinated in 1948.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (I16G8)

233 Did anyone notice the immigration pokocy parallels.
The whole no one should be illegal schtick was everywhere.

Posted by: Free the immigrants at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (dTmBW)

234 @204 junior, true, in most of the Bond flicks Q was oftentimes not much more than a cartoon character.

Not so much an IT guy as a magical wizard.
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It's not just that. It's that the hack occurs because Q violates the single biggest rule of network security, something that anyone who spends any time at all working with computers should know not to commit. It's flat out the single most stupid thing he could possibly have done. You NEVER hook an unfamiliar device up to your network. And yet he does exactly that. And promptly gets hacked.

Funny story about that -

I was explaining to a friend of mine why that scene in Skyfall bugs me so much. The friend in question happens to run his own store. And it just so happened that later in the day, as he was recalling the conversation, he spotted an unfamiliar flash drive connected to the computer that they keep at the counter (not the register - it's used for other stuff). So he asked one of his employees where the drive had come from. And the employee explained that he'd found the drive on the way into work, and had connected it to the computer so that he could see what was on it.

My friend promptly facepalmed, told his employee to remove it, and then explained why that was a *really* bad idea.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (2vC9U)

235 OTOH I admit I didn't quite get what was so incredible about Thunderball, which I've heard people shout about for years. Maybe I need to watch it again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:08 PM (km8m2)




Thunderball is overall good but drags in too many spots. On plus side are Claudine Auger and Luciana Paluzzi

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:19 PM (SiINZ)

236 'What happened to Gandhi, anyway? '

https://tinyurl.com/k92uppr

Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 08:19 PM (UdKB7)

237 A man is using his hand to scoop water from a Highland burn. A gamekeeper shouts "Dinnae drink tha waaater. Et's foo ae coo's shite and posit!" The man replies , "My dear fellow, I'm from England. Would you kindly repeat that in English for me?"
The keeper replied "Use both hands, you'll spill less that way."

That's from my Scottish seperatist near sister-in-law. She's a wee bit deranged about that but I like her nonetheless and the joke made me laugh.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:20 PM (nBr1j)

238 Sneakers was a fun watch. I never felt like I wanted that time back.

I also like SpyGame

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:20 PM (qfLhG)

239 We were discussing that new Melissa McCarthy muppet crime movie at work. The extended clip I saw was truly revolting.

We were wondering why the sex scene in Team America was cringe-worthy but hilarious, while this one just made one's skin crawl.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:21 PM (kQs4Y)

240 I think of Common Corpse the same way I thought of New Math, they let mathematicians sit at the table and instead of teaching the students how to use math they tried to teach them to be think like mathematicians. It's like trying to teach your toddler to be a speed walker, just more unlikely. They se m to want every kid to tackle Fermat's Theorem

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:21 PM (uG9WG)

241 Supposedly the Russel Crowe (IIRC) Robin Hood movie started as a script about the Sheriff of Nottingham, making him a much more complex and sympathetic character. But, then, no, just a (reportedly, I haven't seen it) bog-standard Robin Hood film.

(For me, what's interesting about things like Robin Hood that get a new version or iteration fairly regularly is what new things or twists are added, and what sticks from the previous version, that kind of thing-- sometimes Robin Hood's a Crusader returning home, sometimes not; sometimes he's a actual criminal who becomes a hero, sometimes he's always been the hero, that kind of thing. Making the sheriff-- the tax collector and de facto law-enforcement officer of the area-- less of a mustache-twirling 2-dimensional villain and more of an antihero or whatever intrigues me.)

Regarding Network, 'Weird Al' Yankovic's movie UHF IMO covers some of that subject matter way way better (and much funnier). That being said, I'm young enough to have seen UHF well before Network.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, back from vacation and extra random at August 18, 2018 08:21 PM (waFTo)

242 'What happened to Gandhi, anyway? '

https://tinyurl.com/k92uppr
Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 08:19 PM (UdKB7)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqhxt_G4Qs

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:22 PM (y87Qq)

243 The funny thing about going from "Goldfinger" to OHMSS is that...

Honor Blackman is the love interest in "Goldfinger", fresh off playing Emma Peel in the Avengers.

And Diana Rigg is the love interest in OHMSS--also fresh off playing Emma Peel in the Avengers.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:18 PM (CcUfv)



Honor Blackman played Cathy Gale in the Avengers. Joanna Lumley is in OHMSS and would play Purdey in the New Avengers. the only actress to go from Bond to the Avengers. Except for Linda Thorson who never made it to Bond

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:22 PM (SiINZ)

244 236 'What happened to Gandhi, anyway? '

https://tinyurl.com/k92uppr
Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 08:19 PM (UdKB7)

--Curse you for beating me to it!!

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:22 PM (e7oj4)

245 All Hail Eris, I'll give my two cents about McCarthy's stupid puppet flick:

Everything that woman does just reeks of "big crotch-grabbing payday" to me. I frankly get the impression she's the reincarnation of Klaus Kinski, in that she'd do ANYTHING for the right amount of $$$, and has almost no values outside of that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:22 PM (km8m2)

246 Wasn't there a version of Robin Hood with a wise black Muslim as one of the characters?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:23 PM (nBr1j)

247 Count me among those who are bored by "Thunderball."

Long sequences of divers in combat. Yawn.

The only good thing out of that was Blofeld and SPECTRE.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (RJsUj)

248 246 Wasn't there a version of Robin Hood with a wise black Muslim as one of the characters?
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:23 PM (nBr1j)

The Costner version.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

249 A man is using his hand to scoop water from a Highland burn. A gamekeeper shouts "Dinnae drink tha waaater. Et's foo ae coo's shite and posit!" The man replies , "My dear fellow, I'm from England. Would you kindly repeat that in English for me?"
The keeper replied "Use both hands, you'll spill less that way."

That's from my Scottish seperatist near sister-in-law. She's a wee bit deranged about that but I like her nonetheless and the joke made me laugh.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:20 PM (nBr1j)

Being of Scots descent (my handle notwithstanding), I heartily approve of this joke.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with is new therapy grackle at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (EhZNT)

250 @246 Wasn't there a version of Robin Hood with a wise black Muslim as one of the characters?
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That was the Costner version.

The best part of that movie might have been Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (2vC9U)

251 New Math was literally developed out of exploring how really smart kids think about math. So it skips the simple but necessary rote part. The stuff that smart kids usually need some of, but speed through.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (1UZdv)

252 I also like SpyGame
Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:20 PM (qfLhG)


Agree. The only thing about that one is the hanging ending - so... what does Redford do now? Or did I miss something?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (y87Qq)

253 TheQuietMan -- good to know!

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (CcUfv)

254 >>We were wondering why the sex scene in Team America was cringe-worthy but hilarious, while this one just made one's skin crawl.


Whoa - is it muppet-on-muppet sex, or muppet/human?

Maybe muppets are so ingrained as being silly and childlike (like toddlers) that seeing them have sex is like kiddie porn..?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (W+vEI)

255 Wasn't there a version of Robin Hood with a wise black Muslim as one of the characters?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:23 PM (nBr1j)



The Costner one and I just saw there is a new Robin Hood movie coming out with Jamie Fox in the black Muslim role.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (SiINZ)

256 Oh, Sneakers! I liked it enough to say 'good enough', but the blind guy who could tell what an integrated circuit did just by touching it was a bridge too far for me.

(After confessing I liked 'Lucy' and the mind-altering synthetic drug gave her super powers.)

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (XeN7w)

257 qdbsteve -- Also, you get the impression from McCarthy that she has an attic full of party cannibalized hobos, much like Kinski.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (CcUfv)

258 I watching clips from a German movie called Unsere Mutter, Unsere Vater. The battle scene is pretty good. German troops fighting their way down streets through Russian machine gun nests. And then the T-34 shows up

-
Russki movie that looks a little too Hollywood to me but I'll watch it if I get the chance.

https://youtu.be/J_cD3PgcVu0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (+y/Ru)

259 Oh, by the way --

I loved "Bai."

Pixar does so well with its short films.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 08:26 PM (RJsUj)

260 We were discussing that new Melissa McCarthy muppet crime movie at work. The extended clip I saw was truly revolting.
They played a trailer for it "exclusively" before Deadpool 2, and all I could think of was along the lines of, "Yeah, looks awful, but given how much I enjoyed Deadpool 1, I shouldn't be surprised that they keep pushing the envelope."
I mean-- it looks awful and terrible and in poor taste and vile, but it's not *that* much more than some other stuff. If it crosses a line that hasn't been crossed, well, Deadpool maybe got pretty close to that line.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, back from vacation and extra random at August 18, 2018 08:26 PM (waFTo)

261 198 That movie is on Daily Motion, just started it. Thought it had English subtitles but if not still will watch it.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 08:26 PM (lxZ71)

262 248 246 Wasn't there a version of Robin Hood with a wise black Muslim as one of the characters?
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:23 PM (nBr1j)

The Costner version.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

Which Mel Brooks then lampooned in Men in Tights.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:27 PM (NWiLs)

263 I took it out of the review to keep the length down, but I also liked "Bai" a lot.

But people in the audience were shocked when the lady ate her baby.

Jeez, guys. Literal much?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:27 PM (CcUfv)

264 hogmartin. he went to K street and became a lobbyist.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM (qfLhG)

265 Oh, Sneakers! I liked it enough to say 'good enough', but the blind guy who could tell what an integrated circuit did just by touching it was a bridge too far for me.
Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (XeN7w)


If you mean the scene where they get it back to the office and check it out, I always thought he had a logic analyzer and a Braille terminal. Not implausible.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM (y87Qq)

266
he went to K street and became a lobbyist.

Who, Gandhi?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM (Buw1b)

267 moviegique, yup.

McCarthy is one of these obnoxious "let's shock the squares!" libs who probably has swallowed wholesale every hateful elitist stereotype of "flyover country" there is, along with an endless line of Godiva chocolates, no doubt.

Of course she would choose Muppet characters, beloved by KIDS, to make her raunchy stupid money grab. Fcuk her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM (km8m2)

268 Iron Maiden music accompanying scenes from The Battle of Britain.

https://youtu.be/ve4kcWuQYsU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM (+y/Ru)

269 Gandhi got whacked with a Beretta and Kennedy got whacked with a Carcano.

So many surplus Italian firearms floating about back then.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (EoRCO)

270 I watching clips from a German movie called Unsere Mutter, Unsere Vater. The battle scene is pretty good. German troops fighting their way down streets through Russian machine gun nests. And then the T-34 shows up

-
Russki movie that looks a little too Hollywood to me but I'll watch it if I get the chance.

https://youtu.be/J_cD3PgcVu0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM (+y/Ru)



This German movie is brutally realistic looking. Saw another scene of Russian troops raping German nurses. It's showing the sheer hell and brutality that was the Eastern Front with a pretty unflinching eye from what I've seen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (SiINZ)

271 Oh, Sneakers! I liked it enough to say 'good enough', but the blind guy who could tell what an integrated circuit did just by touching it was a bridge too far for me.

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 08:25 PM



Northbridge or Southbridge?


/geek humor

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (EzdLW)

272 Bugs Bunny does a killer Robin Hood.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (1UZdv)

273 269 Gandhi got whacked with a Beretta and Kennedy got whacked with a Carcano.

So many surplus Italian firearms floating about back then.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (EoRCO)

And cheap, too.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:30 PM (NWiLs)

274 @272 Bugs Bunny does a killer Robin Hood.
----------------

But Daffy's Robin Hood is more fun to watch.

(and Porky Pig as Friar Tuck)

Posted by: junior at August 18, 2018 08:30 PM (2vC9U)

275 Luciana Paluzzi in Thunderball is the best Bad Bond Girl

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:31 PM (1UZdv)

276 he went to K street and became a lobbyist.

---

Who, Gandhi?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:28 PM



lmao

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:31 PM (EzdLW)

277 If you mean the scene where they get it back to the office and check it out, I always thought he had a logic analyzer and a Braille terminal. Not implausible.

--

Ya, see. There is always a way.

'Spy Game' was good.

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 08:31 PM (XeN7w)

278 LMAO Green Party dude puts down the bong for a few minutes to go on Watters' World.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:32 PM (e7oj4)

279 Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
Riding through the Glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
With His band of men

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:32 PM (nBr1j)

280
speaking of Italians...

Next week, how about we "discuss" the cinematic anthology of Tinto Brass.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:32 PM (Buw1b)

281 More sequels I wanna see:

"II, Tonya: Run Nancy Run"

"Return To Brokeback Mountain: Electric Boogaloo"

"Chappaquiddick II: Mary Jo's Revenge"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:33 PM (km8m2)

282 Since we're talking Bond and Robin Hood

1963 - Sean Connery as James Bond vs Robert Shaw as Red Grant in From Russia with Love

The rematch

1976 - Sean Connery as Robin Hood vs Robert Shaw as the Sheriff of Nottingham


Two very good fight scenes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:33 PM (SiINZ)

283 Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore,
Galloping through the sward

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:34 PM (kQs4Y)

284 We were discussing that new Melissa McCarthy muppet crime movie at work. The extended clip I saw was truly revolting.

Ever seen "Meet the Feebles"? Peter Jackson -- yes, LOTR Peter Jackson -- made a movie about the "behind the scenes" lives of muppets who put on a weekly variety show. Drugs, sex, secret lives, mob connections...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 18, 2018 08:34 PM (fVubI)

285 My favorite bit from Bugs' "Rabbit Hood":

"Oh, one more thing. ... Are you a veteran?"

"Er, no, I ... umm. ..."

"Good! Then it'll be easy!"

Sly wit, that.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 08:34 PM (RJsUj)

286
Next Saturday is Sean Connery's 88th birthday.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 08:34 PM (Buw1b)

287 I kind of like the Russel Crowe version portraying Robin as a peasant long bowman, which would explain his skill at archery. Although I don't think the bow he used in Sherwood Forest was a long bow.
Hey, why don't we have a long bow vs cross bow debate?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 08:36 PM (nBr1j)

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 08:36 PM (MIKMs)

289 Gandhi got whacked with a Beretta and Kennedy got whacked with a Carcano.

So many surplus Italian firearms floating about back then.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:29 PM (EoRCO)

And cheap, too.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:30 PM (NWiLs)

IIRC, they're still fairly cheap.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 08:36 PM (AcZtS)

290 Bugs Bunny does a killer Robin Hood.

One of the awesome things about campus movie nights was that they'd show the Bugs Bunny version as a trailer to the movie they were showing, so we got "Welcome to Shoi-wood" before we saw the Errol Flynn movie. And "To Have, to Have, to Have" before the Bogie Bacall thing.

Now, the twist, for whoever asked about that sort of thing upthread, in the Russell Crowe Robing Hood is that it's "La Retour du Martin Guerre".

Crowe's a returning Crusader but he has to adopt a fake identity to return the Maguffin to someone, and he ends up having to pass as Kate Blanchette's husband.

(Richard Gere did a "Martin Guerre" remake, but I forget the name.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

291 Next week, how about we "discuss" the cinematic anthology of Tinto Brass.


Oh, let's!

Posted by: Yekatarina Golubeva at August 18, 2018 08:38 PM (fuK7c)

292 Happy Birthday Sean.

He excelled in Finding Forester

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:38 PM (qfLhG)

293 Moviepass saved me thousands in its one year of existence but, yeah, it's over now.

I remember my co-worker telling me about it. "They did the math!" I guess, on average, people go to less than one movie a month. So at $10 a month, MP comes out ahead.

But what happens when you drop the per-ticket price to $0?



Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:39 PM (CcUfv)

294 I gotta confess, I didn't like The Incredibles.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 18, 2018 08:40 PM (SgjGX)

295 BTW, while on vacation in San Diego this past week, I chanced upon a gallery of Chuck Jones' paintings from scenes in his movies. Some cells, too.

Oh, if I had $1,500 to blow -- I would now be trying to find wall space for a drawing of Daffy and Porky in their "Dragnet" parody.

If daughter hadn't been pushing for a quick departure, I might still be there.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 18, 2018 08:40 PM (RJsUj)

296 I buy all my movies at the pawn shop and they have a 2 for 1 return policy.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 08:41 PM (qfLhG)

297 It's all right. It's quite all right. There's no hurry you see. We have all the time in the world.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2018 08:41 PM (rnAwa)

298 Mel Blanc crossed a Bronx accent with a Brooklyn accent to voice Bugs Bunny.

Which reminds me of my favorite Hollywood couple, Anne Bancroft (Anna Maria Louise Italiano) and Mel Brooks.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:42 PM (1UZdv)

299 They se m to want every kid to tackle Fermat's Theorem
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:21 PM



There's a Spanish film called "Fermat's Room" about 4 mathematicians locked in a room who have to solve puzzles in a certain time or the walls of the room start moving in to crush them.

I liked it. But it's one of those movies where I remember seeing it, and I remember liking it, but I don't remember hardly any details about it! Anyone else have that happen?

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:43 PM (EzdLW)

300 #294 Colorado Alex --

I felt it was over-praised, though I liked it a great deal.

I thought, as mentioned, that it was a philosophical model. "If everyone's super, no one is"? What does that even mean? That we all have to be average in order for people to excel?

I mean, if Syndrome is going to empower people with mechanical devices, why wouldn't that be a good thing all around? (See, Industrial Revolution, The.)

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:43 PM (CcUfv)

301 Oddly enough, the old Blues Bros is wearing very well 40-odd years later.

Animal House, Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror -- all of those slightly 'off' movies still are enjoyable. What makes various movies work even when the fashion has moved on?

Aretha was a joy in Blues Bros; one of the times where I was 'monitored' to make sure that I didn't need to be ousted. Dancing in the aisles for 'Think' was a lot of fun.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 08:44 PM (MIKMs)

302 "people go to less than one movie a month. So at $10 a month, MP comes out ahead."

Adverse selection, how does that work?

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:44 PM (1UZdv)

303 So you really just did a "critical" review of an animated kids movie ? Yeah, I get that they market to adults and kids, but really ?

Whatever.

Posted by: deadrody at August 18, 2018 08:46 PM (jsGbO)

304 There's a Spanish film called "Fermat's Room" about 4 mathematicians locked in a room who have to solve puzzles in a certain time or the walls of the room start moving in to crush them.

Anyone else have that happen?
Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:43 PM (EzdLW)


More times than I can count. It gets really old after a while! The trick is to figure out which one of the mathematicians trapped in the room with you is going to turn out to be the asshole who arranged the whole thing in the first place, because that jerk always tries to pass himself off as just another one of the victims.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:46 PM (y87Qq)

305 Or, put another way...

"It was an inauspicious start to to Saturday Evening Movie Thread..."

Oy

Posted by: deadrody at August 18, 2018 08:47 PM (jsGbO)

306 Saw John Landis quoted about "how did you ever get Aretha???"

It was the height of disco and all the R&B players needed work.

Largest coke budget of any film ever? Don't forget Carrie Fisher had a cameo.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:47 PM (1UZdv)

307 We've instituted a Friday bad movie night. Last Friday, it was 'Russian Terminator.' This Friday was Neil Breen's "Pass Thru." The 21st Century twist is, we're in different states sharing the same movie through a shared viewing site.

Both were apically turrible. Not even Rifftrax would touch them. That bad.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 08:47 PM (jn7FC)

308 Actually, deadrody, Brad Bird specifically said this wasn't a movie (just) for kids.

In defense of his lengthy inclusion of Grrrl Power speeches.

Can't have it both ways.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:47 PM (CcUfv)

309 Speaking of: Rifftrax live "Krull" is next Thursday. Who else is going?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (jn7FC)

310 Mel Blanc crossed a Bronx accent with a Brooklyn accent to voice Bugs Bunny.


That's what the internet says, but the internet also says that it's a Flatbush accent which is the equal mix of Brooklyn and Bronx. (That makes no sense, Flatbush is in the bottom middle of Brooklyn and the Bronx is way up there).

I've always thought of Bugs as having an extinct Manhattan accent, sort of Hell's Kitchen, which also doesn't exist any more.

Accents, like neighborhoods, change over time as new people live there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (fuK7c)

311 VTK -- Neil Breen? You ventured into Neil Breen territory?

Where angels fear to tread.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (CcUfv)

312 Largest coke budget of any film ever? Don't forget Carrie Fisher had a cameo.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:47 PM (1UZdv)
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The craft services table must have been a doozy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (kQs4Y)

313 VTK -- Oh, yeah, I'm "Krull" bound.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:49 PM (CcUfv)

314 Alan Rickman:
https://youtu.be/LUDntpV_HdQ

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:49 PM (uG9WG)

315 298 Mel Blanc crossed a Bronx accent with a Brooklyn accent to voice Bugs Bunny.

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There's a difference?

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at August 18, 2018 08:50 PM (6NBNe)

316 Another thing I cut out of this review (but which will appear on my site when I post it) is how far Pixar has fallen at Casa 'Gique.

The Flower (my middle girl) adored =everything= out of Pixar. Up until Cars 2, they had a perfect track record.

She wouldn't even go see this one and I couldn't encourage her to do so.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:50 PM (CcUfv)

317 I saw "Mile 22" tonight. 3.5 out of 5 stars. It was just too much like "Mission Impossible Meets Jason Bourne Meets The Italian Job Meets RED Meets The Expendables."

And I get really pissed when they portray veterans as mentally ill - even if they became mentally ill before they joined the service.

That is all.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 08:51 PM (OBcoN)

318 And I get really pissed when they portray veterans as mentally ill - even if they became mentally ill before they joined the service.

That is all.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 08:51 PM (OBcoN)

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Heh.

Posted by: SMH - Get right or get left at August 18, 2018 08:51 PM (6NBNe)

319 >>> 313 VTK -- Oh, yeah, I'm "Krull" bound.

Cool. We'll be laughing at the same jokes.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 08:51 PM (jn7FC)

320 309 Speaking of: Rifftrax live "Krull" is next Thursday. Who else is going?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (jn7FC)
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Ooh, I might. Their best outings are when they riff on a good bad movie (Krull might even be considered a good good movie).

I think my favorite RiffTrax flick was "Samurai Cop".

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

321 Classic Bronx and Brooklyn accents are different.

We can all agree that the Queens accent sucks -- it's Andy Cuomo clanging pots.

The Donald now has generic NYC

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:52 PM (1UZdv)

322 We've instituted a Friday bad movie night. Last Friday, it was 'Russian Terminator.' This Friday was Neil Breen's "Pass Thru." The 21st Century twist is, we're in different states sharing the same movie through a shared viewing site.

Both were apically turrible. Not even Rifftrax would touch them. That bad

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I think RedLetterMedia took on Russian Terminator.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:53 PM (uG9WG)

323 @267
Melissa McCarthy is a "Woman are too funny, you don't even know!!!" comedienne.

They keep pushing her and pushing her because that's what crappywood does.

I will have to admit one or too of her Sean Spicer bits were actually funny, but her movies are garbage.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 18, 2018 08:53 PM (kT3/m)

324 There's a Russian Terminator? I gotta catch up.

I can say that I have seen Turkish Star Wars, however.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (EzdLW)

325 "Three days of the condor" is the exact same movie as ... uh ... I forgot, but it's the same plot as another movie where ... damn.

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (XeN7w)

326 Yeah, I'm hopeful that McCarthy is one of those comedians that dies tragically young. She's insufferable.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (H5knJ)

327 I can say that I have seen Turkish Star Wars, however.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (EzdLW)



That movie is hysterical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (SiINZ)

328 Over Three Hundred ... I'm gonna' go off topic.

We have too many cops. A thing I say and say and say ... much to the irritation of some.

Watching the first NASCAR race in a while. Driver wrecks. Takes car to garage. Police move people back while broke-ass car moves to garage. I get that.

Car stops ... and same cops take positions at corners of car ... puff chests out ... and, what ? Make sure nobody cheats ? Make sure nobody looks too close at the car ?

Unless NASCAR is paying for those cops ... that's a waste of public funds. And if NASCAR IS paying for those cops ? I've never liked the notion of cops moonlighting using the uniform. You're either On Duty or Off Duty. And if you're Off Duty ... wear your own fucking clothes.

Rant done. Carry on.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 18, 2018 08:55 PM (fiGNd)

329 Melissa McCarthy is first cousins with Jenny McCarthy, who has an equally hot sister.

Genes. How do they work?

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 08:55 PM (1UZdv)

330 It's almost 7 here.

Hmmm, Judge Jugs or 6-Headed Shark Attack?

Either has potential for lots of cheesecake. . . .

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 08:56 PM (e7oj4)

331 I can say that I have seen Turkish Star Wars, however.


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What.

Da.

Fuq?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:56 PM (uG9WG)

332 I'm watching "The Darkest Hour" right now. HBO. Gary Oldman is amazing as Churchill. The voice impression of the Franklin Roosevelt on the telephone is amazing.

Such a well made movie.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 08:58 PM (OBcoN)

333 I can say that I have seen Turkish Star Wars, however.

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What.

Da.

Fuq?
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 08:56 PM



Cheezy movie gold: the training montage!

https://youtu.be/Ww0k-80n-zI

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 08:58 PM (EzdLW)

334 The old man in I2 had super acid reflux, not IBS.

Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 08:59 PM (w6Y4b)

335 Adirondack --

Very well-made movie.

Perhaps not entirely historical accurate, with Winston riding the underground with the mixed-race couple...but Gary Oldman is great.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:59 PM (CcUfv)

336 326 Yeah, I'm hopeful that McCarthy is one of those comedians that dies tragically young. She's insufferable.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 08:54 PM (H5knJ)

Melissa McCarthy is another one of those "comediennes" who only is one because she has been so designated by producers and directors having a specific agenda. Much like Amy Schumer.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:01 PM (NWiLs)

337 Was Winston Churchill surfing on top of one of the Underground cars?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 09:02 PM (IqV8l)

338 I loved The Incredibles 2! My California Man and I saw it twice. I agree that at first it felt like it was going to be all "grrl power, yay!" but I think the point of it was that everyone in a family all needs each other. It didn't feel wrong that Bob was so upset and jealous of his wife, because he was so obsessed in the first movie to return to superhero work. He had a taste and then it was gone.
I thought Violet looked like a stressed-out 50 year old and Dash looked too much like Buddy from the first film. That distracted me the first bit of the movie, but the story pulled me in.
I thought it was real how hard it was for anyone to watch Jack-Jack. It's a thankless job, taking care of a baby, especially when you have to put off "fun" things to stay home. But that, too, was a lesson learned--it's worth it and it's important to invest time in your little ones.
Anyway, I think this movie is worth a chance.
Was it a perfect movie? Nope. But it was incredible.

Posted by: California Girl (not Caligirl) at August 18, 2018 09:02 PM (D2dwy)

339 Victor Tango Kilo

--Viking the Kitten????

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:03 PM (e7oj4)

340 Get everyone.
BLOODY EVERRRYONNNNNE!

Posted by: Winston Churchill at August 18, 2018 09:03 PM (NWiLs)

341 333
Cheezy movie gold: the training montage!



https://youtu.be/Ww0k-80n-zI

now there's a fellow who could have used a weirding module

Posted by: Anachronda at August 18, 2018 09:04 PM (2//jc)

342 Still have no idea and still a little creeped out by the short at the beginning about the Japanese woman who makes some kid out of dough then eats him.

Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 09:04 PM (w6Y4b)

343 The King is scared of Winston: "one never knows what's going to come out of your mouth next."

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 09:05 PM (1UZdv)

344 342 Still have no idea and still a little creeped out by the short at the beginning about the Japanese woman who makes some kid out of dough then eats him.
Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 09:04 PM (w6Y4b)

I could stand to hear a little more.

Posted by: Cecile Richards at August 18, 2018 09:05 PM (NWiLs)

345 Get everyone.
BLOODY EVERRRYONNNNNE!
Posted by: Winston Churchill at August 18, 2018 09:03 PM (NWiLs)


Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:06 PM (y87Qq)

346 Unless NASCAR is paying for those cops ... that's a waste of public funds. And if NASCAR IS paying for those cops ? I've never liked the notion of cops moonlighting using the uniform. You're either On Duty or Off Duty. And if you're Off Duty ... wear your own fucking clothes.

Rant done. Carry on.
Posted by: ScoggDog at August 18, 2018 08:55 PM (fiGNd)

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The tracks pay for those cops, so NASCAR does in a roundabout way. The ability to moonlight seems to be enshrined in Cop's job descriptions, including the use of full Department issued equipment, including their squad cars.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:06 PM (I16G8)

347 Melissa McCarthy is another one of those "comediennes" who only is one because she has been so designated by producers and directors having a specific agenda. Much like Amy Schumer.

HUH!
Wait! What?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at August 18, 2018 09:07 PM (S6Pax)

348 Finally, more rain here in Hell Paso

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:07 PM (e7oj4)

349 The Amazing True Story of Turkish Star Wars:

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

So apparently it's not a SW ripoff, per se, it's an action movie that rips off footage and music from Star Wars, among many other films.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:09 PM (kQs4Y)

350 >>>I think my favorite RiffTrax flick was "Samurai Cop".

I think Miami Connection is my favorite Rifftrac live

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 09:10 PM (jn7FC)

351 I actually thought Melissa McCarthy was ok in "St. Vincent" which was really a Bill Murray movie.

She was the mother of the nerdy kid (next door neighbor) that the Bill Murray character Vincent befriends.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 18, 2018 09:10 PM (S6Pax)

352 Darkest Hour dovetails with Dunkirk, both among my favorites from 2017.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 09:11 PM (1UZdv)

353 There's supposed to be a Soviet knock-off Star Trek called "Cosmos Patrol", but I've never met anyone who's ever seen an episode and I can't confirm if it's a real thing or some kind of Candle Cove phenomenon.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)

354 Saw Incredibles 2 with my 11 y/o daughter and liked it okay.

Also saw Teen Titans Go (To The Movies) with her and really liked it.

Looking forward to Ralph Wrecks the Internet as well, though I can already tell it will be filled with SJW crap.

Sigh.

Just try to be Normal, Hollywood, for once. 70 percent of the population aren't freaks, gangbangers, pedophiles or Democrats (BIRM).

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (XhRiR)

355 352 Darkest Hour dovetails with Dunkirk, both among my favorites from 2017.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 09:11 PM (1UZdv)

--I'm waiting for a good time slot to go to Redbox and do that double feature.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (e7oj4)

356 or some kind of Candle Cove phenomenon.
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Those pirate puppets creeped the bejeezus outta me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:13 PM (kQs4Y)

357 >>>Also caught the new Mission: Impossible movie and loved it.

me too!...good lookin bad guy.
the last one i saw was in 2000.
time flies, i guess.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 18, 2018 09:14 PM (Tm+wy)

358 We are going to try to expand the topics a bit for this time slot, so it is entirely possible that you will see fishing, Yoko Ono, macramé, Mechanical Engineering----


i have A makerbot 3d printer at work for making fixtures for my X-ray machine. I've tried a couple freeware design software programs and the all suck. I would like suggestions on real 3D design software that is intuitive and cheaper than Pro E.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 09:16 PM (kG2lj)

359 --I'm waiting for a good time slot to go to Redbox and do that double feature.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (e7oj4)


The aerial fight clip over the channel from Dunkirk always makes me want to go back and watch The German:
https://vimeo.com/31202906

(trigger warning: the Irish, individually and collectively)

Those pirate puppets creeped the bejeezus outta me.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:13 PM (kQs4Y)


I can't believe my parents even let me watch it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:17 PM (y87Qq)

360 me too!...good lookin bad guy.
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I assume you mean the CIA guy and not the anarchist!

Really, from the CIA guy's perspective, they were a bunch of f-ups who lost the plutonium.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:17 PM (kQs4Y)

361 Speaking of: Rifftrax live "Krull" is next Thursday. Who else is going?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 18, 2018 08:48 PM (jn7FC)

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My wife is sadly out of town that day, but my son and I have our tickets!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 09:17 PM (+F0Wk)

362 Samurai Cop and Miami Connection are two of my favorite Rifftrax though I think I laughed the hardest at the Mexican "Santa Claus". Something about the dub's repeated inability to say "Jesus".

I think the "Teen Titans" movie looks good but probably missed it already.

"Wreck It Ralph 2" looks like it's taking a giant dump on all of the past Disney movies.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 09:18 PM (CcUfv)

363 There's supposed to be a Soviet knock-off Star Trek called "Cosmos Patrol", but I've never met anyone who's ever seen an episode and I can't confirm if it's a real thing or some kind of Candle Cove phenomenon.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)

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Is it possible that it is a multi episode series just called Cosmos? Cuz I did find this:

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

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:18 PM (I16G8)

364 The short at the beginning of The Incredibles 2 made me cry, but I'm a mom of two young-adult sons. It hit me right in the gut.

Posted by: California Girl (not Caligirl) at August 18, 2018 09:18 PM (D2dwy)

365 The little woman and I went to see "Three Identical Strangers" tonight I walked out 3/4 of the way through. An incredibly disturbing movie.

Posted by: NativeNH at August 18, 2018 09:21 PM (dtRY5)

366 There's supposed to be a Soviet knock-off Star Trek called "Cosmos Patrol", but I've never met anyone who's ever seen an episode and I can't confirm if it's a real thing or some kind of Candle Cove phenomenon.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (y87Qq)

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Is it possible that it is a multi episode series just called Cosmos? Cuz I did find this:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=VklCXrOgEmc
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:18 PM (I16G

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Never mind. Looks like it's just a music video, without the video.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:22 PM (I16G8)

367 Late to the thread as usual.

When Dash says "If everyone is special then no one is" I had hope for the first movie. So instead of encouraging Dash to develop other skills, at the end of the movie he's in a race. Really? So really had no urge to watch the sequel. Looks like I saved a few dollars.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:23 PM (y4EGh)

368 Is it possible that it is a multi episode series just called Cosmos? Cuz I did find this:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=VklCXrOgEmc
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:18 PM (I16G8


I'm not sure - that video just shows up for me as a musical track. I've seen sites talking about the Soviet show, and other sites debunking it, so I honestly have no idea if it even existed.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:23 PM (y87Qq)

369 Russian science-fiction music video

https://youtu.be/p-dx6S_Aqn0

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:26 PM (y4EGh)

370 Looks like I saved a few dollars.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:23 PM (y4EGh)


So... guessing more budget for anime & manga figures then?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:26 PM (y87Qq)

371 There's supposed to be a Soviet knock-off Star Trek called "Cosmos Patrol", but I've never met anyone who's ever seen an episode and I can't confirm if it's a real thing or some kind of Candle Cove phenomenon.
Posted by: hogmartin


Hoax.

https://spravka.blogspot.com/2007/04
/stim-1997-cosmos-patrol-hoax.html

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 18, 2018 09:27 PM (lLeln)

372 NativeNH --

You walked out? Because it was so disturbing?

That's a hell of a doc, gotta admit, but I wanted to stay to see if there was any closure!

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 09:27 PM (CcUfv)

373 puff chests out ... and, what ?"

Easy.

Protect and serve.

The people who pay them...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:27 PM (EjQ00)

374 Also saw Teen Titans Go (To The Movies) with her and really liked it.

...

Posted by: Sharkman at August 18, 2018 09:12 PM (XhRiR)

Saw this with my son. We liked it as well. Of course, we like the Teen Titans Go! tv show as well.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 09:27 PM (+F0Wk)

375 Three Identical Strangers

Doctors playing god with Human lives. The doctors really need 9mm to the head before being kicked lifeless into a ditch.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:28 PM (y4EGh)

376 Late to the thread. Wife wanted to watch a movie, I pushed Death Wish with Bruce Willis and won! It is a bit different than the original. And most of the bad guys are lily white.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:28 PM (+Tibp)

377 Nyet tovarich!

Lottery tickets da!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:29 PM (y4EGh)

378 :0)

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 09:29 PM (6Zmow)

379 Hoax.

https://spravka.blogspot.com/2007/04
/stim-1997-cosmos-patrol-hoax.html
Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 18, 2018 09:27 PM (lLeln)


Thank you. I've been half-assedly trying to figure that out for way too long.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:29 PM (y87Qq)

380 multi episode series just called Cosmos? "

Loved it back in the day, even if Sagan was over the top at times...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:29 PM (EjQ00)

381 They weren't going to give any closure. The female researcher was a smarmy bitch.

Posted by: NativeNH at August 18, 2018 09:30 PM (dtRY5)

382 The Pink Panther films
- The Peanuts films (although The Peanuts Movie was a nice comeback)
- Willard/Ben/Crispin Glover's Willard
- The In Like Flint series, from the 1960s

... I'm sure others here can think of other forgotten franchises.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 18, 2018 08:03 PM (km8m2)



Matt Helm with Dean Martin.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 09:30 PM (SiINZ)

383 HOWEVER: There was a West German take on that, known as Space Patrol Orion in english (do NOT make me type the German full name).

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 18, 2018 09:31 PM (lLeln)

384 376 I liked Willis ' Death Wish

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 09:31 PM (CE6iV)

385 Dan Bongino is a national treasure.

Chris Hahn is a second-rate flunky.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:31 PM (e7oj4)

386 Doctors playing god with Human lives. The doctors really need 9mm to the head before being kicked lifeless into a ditch.

This

Posted by: NativeNH at August 18, 2018 09:31 PM (dtRY5)

387 Loved it back in the day, even if Sagan was over the top at times...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 09:29 PM (EjQ00)


The episodes where he was clearly huffing heroic quantities of volatile petroleum distillates when he wrote them were some of the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7K9SycELA

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 09:32 PM (y87Qq)

388 375 Three Identical Strangers

Doctors playing god with Human lives. The doctors really need 9mm to the head before being kicked lifeless into a ditch.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:28 PM (y4EGh)

--Read the Steve Sailer review of it from last week.

Worth one's time.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 09:32 PM (e7oj4)

389 I liked Willis ' Death Wish
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!

I did too. I remember the first one from 1974 or so. It caused a sort of national conversation. Was shocking. This one not so much, but entertaining.

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:32 PM (+Tibp)

390 365 The little woman and I went to see "Three Identical Strangers" tonight I walked out 3/4 of the way through. An incredibly disturbing movie.
Posted by: NativeNH at August 18, 2018 09:21 PM (dtRY5)
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I wanted to see this too, but wondered if I would have the same reaction.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 09:34 PM (kQs4Y)

391 Nood

Posted by: Blutarski at August 18, 2018 09:35 PM (+Tibp)

392 Gang Banging Pedophiles?!?! Does fire kill these things or will we need a weapons upgrade?

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 09:37 PM (Mwx8i)

393 The Boys from Brazil was supposed to be fiction, but someone decided to do a live trial run and hence Three Identical Strangers. At least the Unabomber's college professor was not involved or Dr. Money.

Frankenstein: A Modern Day Prometheus and yes even the cheesey movies based off it were supposed to be warnings not encouragement.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 09:37 PM (y4EGh)

394 NativeNH --

That woman was the most Nazi-ish Jew I've ever seen.

She was one step from "I was only following orders" or, what did Eichmann say? Something like "I just made the train schedules, I didn't know what was in them."

Very chilling.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 09:37 PM (CcUfv)

395 The tracks pay for those cops, so NASCAR does in a roundabout way. The ability to moonlight seems to be enshrined in Cop's job descriptions, including the use of full Department issued equipment, including their squad cars.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 09:06 PM (I16G


Then ... like I say ... we have too many cops.

It reminds me of the silly bullshit where a BasketBall Ref ejects somebody ... and the Blue Canaries can't get there fast enough to grab an elbow and escort somebody out.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (fiGNd)

396 "I'm waiting for a good time slot to go to Redbox and do that double feature."

But which to watch first? I'd go with Darkest Hour, but I'm 51/49 in my own head.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 09:38 PM (1UZdv)

397 >>>I could binge watch "The Thin Man" until my eyeballs fell out.

me too.
i never tire of them.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 18, 2018 09:45 PM (Tm+wy)

398 Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 07:44 PM (CcUfv)

My memory is that the Underminer got away, as well. Also, except for a hint of grrl power with Elastigirl, I saw nothing SJW in this movie. Maybe you were just in a bad mood when you saw it?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 18, 2018 09:49 PM (+q3Wx)

399 No, actually, as much as I had lowered my expectations for this film, they weren't low enough, and the subsequent film I saw was surprisingly good.

I recalled it as The Underminer didn't get away with the money, or that he was to some extent foiled by Mr. Incredible. If I have that wrong--I don't really care. It had nothing at all to do with the quality of the film.

Though, if you think about it: What's up with that? Shouldn't they have brought him to justice? Was that just a dangling failure left there?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (CcUfv)

400 We just watched "Dr. Feelgood" on Amazon Prime. Interesting look at the fraud JFK was.

Posted by: Farmer at August 18, 2018 09:56 PM (yJ1e6)

401 Was that just a dangling failure left there?

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 09:55 PM (CcUfv)


No. The Underminer's voice actor is in every PIXAR movie. I assume he got away so they could make a third.

That's so strange that you hated the movie. I went in hesitantly, worried about SJW crap, and was very pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 18, 2018 10:00 PM (+q3Wx)

402 I thought it was okay. The Mr. Mom thing was tired but I didn't think it was SJW tripe. He's tired because, well, parenting is tiring. I do agree with the complaint about the other super heroes. They were complete freaks. I thought the fight scenes were excellent.

I will say the intro short was one of the worst Pixar shorts I have ever seen.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at August 18, 2018 10:01 PM (J70i0)

403 "I will say the intro short was one of the worst Pixar shorts I have ever seen."

Oh yeah. That was the worst.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 18, 2018 10:03 PM (+q3Wx)

404 My text got mangled in the transfer process. But you may note at the end "we didn't hate it" (should have been its own sentence).

Also "I thought it was okay."

I had to chop the review down a lot from my original and some mistakes were made. My bad.

I didn't hate it. It does not, at any level (except the CGI) , rise to the standard Pixar set from 1995-2008.

Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 10:05 PM (CcUfv)

405 >>>I assume you mean the CIA guy and not the anarchist!

of course!

Posted by: 1/2 sicilian concrete girl at August 18, 2018 10:23 PM (Tm+wy)

406 Melissa McCarthy is another one of those "comediennes" who only is one because she has been so designated by producers and directors having a specific agenda. Much like Amy Schumer.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 09:01 PM (NWiLs)

I don't like her as a person or an actress, but Melissa McCarthy is a comedienne like Lucille Ball was a comedienne, although McCarthy picks a lot of crap movies. She was funny in Mike & Molly, and very funny in Bridesmaids, and Spy. And the Sean Spicer thing on SNL was pretty funny, too. I think she earns the term comedienne.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 10:28 PM (XoAz8)

407 I liked Incredibles 2. It took the entire family working together to save the day; in the end family power trumps over Grrrrl power. Which is a good message. The scene with Bob and Violet, dad and daughter, where he spills his guts to her showed that at the end of the day he WAS taking dad duty seriously, he was just in uncharted waters. He wants to be a superdad as much as a superhero. That whole scene is the climax for his parental development in the movie. I liked it. Violet ditching her date to solve crime with her fam at the end made me laugh.

Any SJW balloons that popped up got holes poked into them at some point, especially with how the REAL villain's arc turns out. And she's not 100% wrong, tbh. It IS better to protect your fam yourself than to solely rely on someone else (superheroes or the govt) to save you. It is a somewhat libertarian stance. She just takes it to a villainy extreme. The most annoying SJW thing was the hint that superheroes = illegals. It felt strong in the beginning, but died away once things with the plot kicked up, thank goodness.

Definitely agree that the secondary superheroes character designs were terrible. Like an unfinished draft, bleh.

Any of the scenes with Jack Jack stole the show. Edna's my fave, I LOVED her scenes with him. And yes yes yes, Jack Jack's scene with his first superhero antagonist ever, the backyard raccoon, was probably the highlight of the film for me!



Posted by: LizLem at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (hvf9s)

408 Posted by: LizLem at August 18, 2018 10:46 PM (hvf9s)
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Yep.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 18, 2018 11:02 PM (WEBkv)

409 >>> I thought, as mentioned, that it was a philosophical model. "If everyone's super, no one is"? What does that even mean? That we all have to be average in order for people to excel? I mean, if Syndrome is going to empower people with mechanical devices, why wouldn't that be a good thing all around? (See, Industrial Revolution, The.)
Posted by: moviegique at August 18, 2018 08:43 PM (CcUfv)

I think you would like the How It Should Have Ended version of the Incredibles! It touches on your points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0VJaFN4bnc

I think with Syndrome, it comes down to intent and motivation. His being rebuffed by his superhero idol turned his idololization into jealousy and resentment. He wants to level the playing field and destroy the illusion that anyone is special, take his once idol down a notch. It is a rather SJW thing to do; I can't have what you have so I'm going to destroy you. He takes a good idea, making machines to help people, and twists it into a villainy angle that ends up destroying himself. (Kinda also what the SJWs do.)

Posted by: LizLem at August 18, 2018 11:05 PM (hvf9s)

410 I love that the Muslim character from Prince of Thieves gets called Asneeze in the Mel Brooks Men in Tights version, and his son is Achoo. And that it's a gag that pays off a few times in the film. Yet another joke you could not make today! So grateful Mel was at the height of his powers before the SJW culture clashes began. The world would be poorer for it.

Posted by: LizLem at August 18, 2018 11:10 PM (hvf9s)

Chess Thread 08-18-2018

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British Actress Belinda Lee

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (Ch. 4149)

Hint: hit the pawn


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8/1p1P2bk/p5pp/3Q1pq1/P3r3/5pB1/1P2r2P/R4R1K b - - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (Ch. 5320)

Hint: Remove the obstructing knight


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1r3rk1/p1p2q2/2Bp1bpp/5p2/4p2P/1N1bP1P1/PP1Q1P2/K2R3R b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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The 70s called. They want their hat back




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Oktoberfest!
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Question: what is the capacity of those bierkrüge? They look like about 2 quarts, which is ludicrous. Can you really go to bars in Germany and get served a half gallon of beer?




20180818 dress pr0n 04.jpg


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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


20180818 - Problem 1.jpg
8/1p1P2bk/p5pp/3Q1pq1/P3r3/5pB1/1P2r2P/R4R1K b - - 0 1

1...Rxh2+!
2.Kxh2

If 2.Kg1 then Qxg3# or if 2.Bxh2 then Qg2#

2...Rh4+
3. Bxh4 Qg2#

or 3.Kg1 Qxg3#

Mate in 3.

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play


20180818 - Problem 2.jpg
1r3rk1/p1p2q2/2Bp1bpp/5p2/4p2P/1N1bP1P1/PP1Q1P2/K2R3R b - - 0 1

1...Rxb3!

White's position is surprisingly weak. Now Black threatens Bxb2+

2.axb3 Qxb3
3.Bd5+?!

White's only hope. If anything else, say 3.Rc1 then Qa3#.

3...Qxd5
4.Qb4

To counter mating threats on the a-file.

4...Qc6
5.Rxd3

The loss of the exchange is necessary to blunt the force of White's attack.

5...exd3

6.Rd1 Qc2
7.Rd2 Qc1+
8.Ka2 c5
9.Qb3+ c4
10.Qd1 Qxd1
11.Rxd1 Rb8

Black is up a bishop and has a passed pawn, which is more than enough to win. This is how I did it against my app, which runs the Stockfish engine:

12.Rd2 Kf7
13.Ka3 Ke6
14.f3 Kd5
15.Rf2

And now my king is in place so I can use my favorite tool in my tactical tool kit: simplification.

15...Bxb2+
16.Rxb2 Rxb2
17.Kxb2 a5

Now I have 3 passed pawns and White won't be able to stop them all.

Hope to see you all next week!


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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:10 PM




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Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:07 PM (vWMNq)

2 Heh. Content? What content? On to the puzzles...

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:08 PM (vWMNq)

3 Chest thread! Wooo hooo!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:09 PM (uh2Uo)

4 Yeah, better get cracking

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:09 PM (lxZ71)

5 Belinda Lee was greatly leading The Go Go's.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:09 PM (uh2Uo)

6 Ah yes, the 70s.

*sigh*

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

7 If I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:10 PM (uh2Uo)

8 Is that Gogo Yubari with the flail purse?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 05:11 PM (kQs4Y)

9 Top ten!

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 05:11 PM (AcZtS)

10 ya had me at tits and beer

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:11 PM (JFO2v)

11 Rxh1+, Bxh1
Q-g2#

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:12 PM (lxZ71)

12 7 If I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:10 PM (uh2Uo)

Norma Ray?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:12 PM (JFO2v)

13 4 Yeah, better get cracking
Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:09 PM (lxZ71)

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Those Kulak skulls aren't going to split themselves!

Posted by: Uncle Joe at August 18, 2018 05:13 PM (uh2Uo)

14 Tits, beer and chess.
The Triangle of Love!

Posted by: Texarkana Pete at August 18, 2018 05:13 PM (QMwOT)

15 Wanna play Chest
It is chess
I know wanna play chest?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:13 PM (JFO2v)

16 The typical bierkruge is one liter.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at August 18, 2018 05:14 PM (C1NyB)

17 I love me a Kraut chick in a dirndl, preferably delivering 60 ounces of bier.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:14 PM (uh2Uo)

18 11 Rxh1+, Bxh1
Q-g2#
Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:12 PM (lxZ71)


Um...

Which problem are you working on?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:15 PM (KfVRF)

19 Easy puzzle is easy this week.

1. ... Rxh2+

If 2. Kg1 Qxg3#

or 2. Bxh2 Qg2#

or ... hmm ... more difficult now ...

2. Kxh2 Rh4+

if 3. Bxh4 Qg2#

or 3. Kg1 Qxg3#


Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:15 PM (vWMNq)

20 The blue dress woman isn't Mary Todd Lincoln

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:16 PM (lxZ71)

21 Yeah it's h2, flipping up and down is frustrating

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:17 PM (lxZ71)

22 12 7 If I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:10 PM (uh2Uo)

Norma Ray?
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:12 PM (JFO2v)

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No. His second wife.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:17 PM (uh2Uo)

23
I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.



Not on her best day did Mary Todd look like that

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 05:17 PM (10vO4)

24 19 Easy puzzle is easy this week.

1. ... Rxh2+

If 2. Kg1 Qxg3#

or 2. Bxh2 Qg2#

or ... hmm ... more difficult now ...

2. Kxh2 Rh4+

if 3. Bxh4 Qg2#

or 3. Kg1 Qxg3#


Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:15 PM (vWMNq)


Yep, I think that's it.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:17 PM (sdi6R)

25 I blew it.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:18 PM (lxZ71)

26 16 The typical bierkruge is one liter.
Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at August 18, 2018 05:14 PM (C1NyB)


OK.

A liter is about a quart, but those giant mugs look like they can hold about two quarts apiece.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:18 PM (KfVRF)

27 And if I drank that much beer, I'd be throwing up sick.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (KfVRF)

28 The difficult puzzle looks similar to one from a few weeks ago but I remember getting that one and this one is giving me trouble.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (vWMNq)

29 Well I would guess a 2 liter mug

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (lxZ71)

30 Belinda's mouth doesn't seem to be made for smiling.

Those Octoberfest hotties on the other hand...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (xJa6I)

31
Your 70's girl wears combat boots

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (10vO4)

32 Fritz's problem is he doesn't have a sorted out system of measurement for adult beverages.

I blame Hitler.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (uh2Uo)

33 No offence to Donald Trump--really--but that looks kind of like The Beauty and the Beast.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (nBr1j)

34 Zicke zacke zicke zacke
Hoi hoi hoi!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 05:21 PM (NWiLs)

35 it sure is nice to know that, with some effort, Melania can look almost as classy as Moochelle.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 18, 2018 05:21 PM (UFyv9)

36 Yep, I think that's it.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:17 PM (sdi6R)


Score!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:22 PM (KfVRF)

37 Maybe for comparison they found very small women for the picture.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:22 PM (lxZ71)

38 35 it sure is nice to know that, with some effort, Melania can look almost as classy as Moochelle.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 18, 2018 05:21 PM (UFyv9)

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That is quite a high bar to meet. You'd have to spend an entire afternoon and evening drinking in it to compare the two.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:22 PM (uh2Uo)

39 33 No offence to Donald Trump--really--but that looks kind of like The Beauty and the Beast.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (nBr1j)

Leave Melania alone!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:23 PM (JFO2v)

40 yes, charles james.

the met did an exhibition of his gowns and they were very impressive - some like abstract sculptures. they justify a museum having a costume department.

Posted by: mjc at August 18, 2018 05:23 PM (Pg+x7)

41 Busty, blond Rhine maidens offering me mugs of beer. If I could believe that is my reward, I'd gladly give up my life in battle.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 05:24 PM (/qEW2)

42 That girl in the first pic has to be suffering from a corset that tight.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 05:24 PM (mpXpK)

43 Just jump in with your sword Valhalla!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:25 PM (JFO2v)

44 No man is going to beat that woman at chess.
Well, except for the 2-3%. Maybe one of those guys.

That Charles James dress is truly extraordinary.
They had a CJ exhibit at the Met (NY) a couple of years ago and I was lucky enough to catch it.
What an artist he was!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 05:26 PM (0jtPF)

45 That girl in the first pic has to be suffering from a corset that tight.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 05:24 PM (mpXpK)


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The Paolo, he would bring succor to the afflicted.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 18, 2018 05:27 PM (uh2Uo)

46 The craftmanship and precision work on those 19th c. dresses is impressive.

Posted by: kallisto at August 18, 2018 05:28 PM (YtZB9)

47
Korean girls purse looks like something you'd see on a medieval battle field

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (10vO4)

48 43 Just jump in with your sword Valhalla!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 05:25 PM (JFO2v)

Ride eternal, shiny and chrome!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (NWiLs)

49 46 The craftmanship and precision work on those 19th c. dresses is impressive.
Posted by: kallisto at August 18, 2018 05:28 PM (YtZB9)

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And that was the era before Spandex.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (uh2Uo)

50 we got one of those mugs from the Hofbrau House in Munich. It holds an entire two liter bottle of soda. One beer was all our table needed, and the Germans sitting around us laughed as we passed it around, and ordered second and third rounds in the time it took our group of six to finish one mug.

Then the dancing started.

Posted by: moki at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (V+V48)

51 50 we got one of those mugs from the Hofbrau House in Munich. It holds an entire two liter bottle of soda. One beer was all our table needed, and the Germans sitting around us laughed as we passed it around, and ordered second and third rounds in the time it took our group of six to finish one mug.

Then the dancing started.
Posted by: moki at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (V+V4

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You're just lucky you got out before the putsch started.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:31 PM (uh2Uo)

52 Belinda Lee is hot.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:31 PM (e7oj4)

53 Just imagine the opportunities the fashion magazines are missing! They would've had Hillary on every cover. Praising her grace, beauty, fashion sense, hair, make up ad nauseum.
Given the drool they spent on Moochele we really dodged a bullet.

Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (wgCUV)

54 31
Your 70's girl wears combat boots
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (10vO4)


A long slinky cute dress and combat boots is a great combination.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (sdi6R)

55 ... they say the construction and details in a james gown is of the highest order - he didn't do ready-to-wear.

Posted by: mjc at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (Pg+x7)

56 Is that Gogo Yubari with the flail purse?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 05:11 PM (kQs4Y)


From Kill Bill? Ha! You're such a kidder.

Oh wait, now I get it, her purse does look like some kind of mace at the end of a chain.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (KfVRF)

57 I can't view the butterfly dress. Damn.

Posted by: kallisto at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (YtZB9)

58
You're just lucky you got out before the putsch started.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:31 PM (uh2Uo)

I honestly don't know how they get anything done i Germany, drinking that much. Unless they only do it on the weekends, and work like mad during the week.

Posted by: moki at August 18, 2018 05:33 PM (V+V48)

59 The 70s called. They want their hat back

--And I want that girl. Um, the college version of me does.

[looks guiltily askance for wifey]

Rowr.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:34 PM (e7oj4)

60 Belinda Lee is hot

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Then she should turn on the air conditioning, or remove some clothing........... oh look, the A/C is broken......

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 05:34 PM (uG9WG)

61 You're just lucky you got out before the putsch started.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:31 PM (uh2Uo)


Don't remind me.

Posted by: A. Hitler at August 18, 2018 05:35 PM (KfVRF)

62 Here's some dress pron for you complete with how they did it in olden days.

http://www.greeleyhistory.org/pages/rattlesnake_kate.html

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at August 18, 2018 05:36 PM (5gsfQ)

63 More Challenging Problem

1. ... Rb6 wins material

2. Ba4 Qc4 bishop is lost

or

2. Na5 Bxb2+
3. Qxb2 Rxb2


Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:37 PM (vWMNq)

64
Front yard, back yard and dog pens - about an acre and a half - all mowed. Four hours of work.

Tomorrow the back forty, about two and a half acres.

Rain expected all next week.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 18, 2018 05:37 PM (LsBY9)

65 33 No offence to Donald Trump--really--but that looks kind of like The Beauty and the Beast.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (nBr1j)

--Behold the power of Fuck You Money.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:37 PM (e7oj4)

66 The boho 70s look was strong for a while but seems to have fizzled.

Posted by: kallisto at August 18, 2018 05:38 PM (YtZB9)

67 "I'm Donny Two-Scoops and this is *my* emotional support supermodel, bitches."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 18, 2018 05:38 PM (Ndje9)

68 Just imagine the opportunities the fashion magazines are missing! They would've had Hillary on every cover. Praising her grace, beauty, fashion sense, hair, make up ad nauseum.
Given the drool they spent on Moochele we really dodged a bullet.
Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (wgCUV)

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They are happy to be down with the cause by embargoing pics of the hottest FLOTUS ever.

Good Lord, Barron was right. She has to be the hottest woman wherever she goes.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 05:38 PM (I16G8)

69 It's good to be the king.

Posted by: Black King caressed by Belinda Lee's svelte fingertips at August 18, 2018 05:39 PM (EzdLW)

70 Good Lord, Barron was right. She has to be the hottest woman wherever she goes.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 05:38 PM (I16G


And she's 48 years old.

Just thought you'd like to know that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (KfVRF)

71 Just imagine the opportunities the fashion magazines are missing! They would've had Hillary on every cover. Praising her grace, beauty, fashion sense, hair, make up ad nauseum.
Given the drool they spent on Moochele we really dodged a bullet.
Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM


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Ironing board covers would be all the rage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (uh2Uo)

72 LMAO, yes that Asian hottie does look like she's wielding Greek Fire.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (e7oj4)

73 Just watched The River of No Return, Marilyn was actually good in that flick - and was she ever beautiful.

Posted by: rammajamma at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (xceTB)

74

Korean girls purse looks like something you'd see on a medieval battle field

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 05:29 PM (10vO4)

My purse swings at the end of a chain attached to a club. Both the purse and the club are studded for all-occasion swinging.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (txw6d)

75
THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6073737

Very manly, he is.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (8O3HH)

76 27 And if I drank that much beer, I'd be throwing up sick.

Posted by: OregonMuse

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Pike(r)!

Bluto, Delta house, sergeant-at-arms

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (Dhht7)

77 And she's 48 years old.

Just thought you'd like to know that.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (KfVRF)

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I am aware. Most impressive.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (I16G8)

78 73 Just watched The River of No Return, Marilyn was actually good in that flick - and was she ever beautiful.
Posted by: rammajamma at August 18, 2018 05:40 PM (xceTB)

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Not when she was sleeping.

Posted by: Zombie Bobby Kennedy at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (uh2Uo)

79 75. Very manly, he is.


Ewww...

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:42 PM (vWMNq)

80 THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see:

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Fag-tabulous!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:43 PM (uh2Uo)

81 1. ... Rb6 wins material
2. Ba4 Qc4 bishop is lost
or
2. Na5 Bxb2+
3. Qxb2 Rxb2
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:37 PM (vWMNq)


2.Na5 is a bad move.

But there's something better than 1...Rb6.

Keep looking.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:43 PM (KfVRF)

82 Re: beer. These are liter mugs.
In Germany, we took new guys out for beers.
We ordered a 2 liter Steifel. Large boot shaped glass. Passed to the left. Tow up. The old guys arraigned to get the boot to the the nooby when beer reached the instep of the boot. Noob tilts glass, beer in the toe races to his .cace. Welkomen

Posted by: Beer guy at August 18, 2018 05:44 PM (8UmT2)

83 Yes you can. And at fest time (about 5 times a year) you can get Funf (needs an umlaut) Bok - a heavy, dark beer that is 48 proof (24%); as well al other heavy bier. When asking for only 1 raise your thumb. A raised finger is clear indication of Amerikaner. BTW I love heavy, dark beer. Hard to get in America.

Also standard American beer is derided as "Kinter Beer"! Because it is only 7 proof.

Posted by: Rodney Stanton at August 18, 2018 05:45 PM (xW6JS)

84 THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6073737

Very manly, he is.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (8O3HH)

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Soy bois like this are the reason that my 22 y/o daughter is engaged to a 30 y/o Master Deisel Mechanic. She explained to me early on what guys her age are like.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 05:45 PM (I16G8)

85 >> And she's 48 years old.

I'm 64, bitches:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5785045

Posted by: Christie Brinkley at August 18, 2018 05:46 PM (8O3HH)

86 Actually, the Ravens have had male cheerleaders for a while. . . .

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:47 PM (e7oj4)

87 Question: what is the capacity of those bierkrüge?


Cannot tell from the pic, but I'm guessing:
Left: A cup
Center: D cup
Right: C cup

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:47 PM (EzdLW)

88 The arms on the beer hall waitress on the left look kind of skinny to be carry that ginormous mug of beer.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:47 PM (nBr1j)

89 81 Keep looking.

I already found the forced line:

1. Qxb3 axb3
2. Rxb3 Ka2
3. Rxb2+ Qxb2
4. Kxb2 Rb8+

But black's attack fizzles out.


Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:48 PM (vWMNq)

90 The 70s called. They want their drapes back.

Posted by: The 70s Messenger Service - Now with Touch Tone at August 18, 2018 05:48 PM (EzdLW)

91 The arms on the beer hall waitress on the left look kind of skinny to be carry that ginormous mug of beer.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:47 PM




Probably light beer.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (EzdLW)

92 We ordered a 2 liter Steifel. Large boot shaped glass. Passed to the left. Tow up. The old guys arraigned to get the boot to the the nooby when beer reached the instep of the boot. Noob tilts glass, beer in the toe races to his .cace. Welkomen
Posted by: Beer guy at August 18, 2018 05:44 PM (8UmT2)


I've heard about that prank. Also, the drinking game where you pass one of those boots around the table and everybody takes turns drinking out of it and when somebody finishes it off, the guy who drank just before him has to pay for it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (KfVRF)

93 A young woman at work wears fake eyelashes that look like a huge black spider is attached to each eyelid. I've only seen lashes that extreme on drag queens. Distracting.

Posted by: kallisto at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (YtZB9)

94 75
THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see

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*barf*

Just who in the hell is this supposed to appeal to?

For the last several years the NFL has been trying to pander to women, or at least 'activist' women. Now they are trying to appeal to the gheys. You bet the good-old-boy Cajun crowd is going to flock to the games now!

*spit*

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (uG9WG)

95

Probably light beer.
Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (EzdLW)

Made me laugh.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:50 PM (nBr1j)

96 85 >> And she's 48 years old.

I'm 64, bitches:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5785045
Posted by: Christie Brinkley at August 18, 2018 05:46 PM (8O3HH)

--CB played Jerry's wife in Parks and Recreation.

And damn, did not know Alexa was such a hottie --are we sure she's Billy's daughter???

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 05:50 PM (e7oj4)

97
Probably light beer.
Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:49 PM (EzdLW)

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The Krauts added so much helium to their beer that they had to fill the Hindenburg with hydrogen

The rest is history.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 05:50 PM (uh2Uo)

98 For Problem 2, I think Rxb3 has got to lead to something.

I played it out with my chess program and got this:

1... Rxb3
2. axb3 Qxb3
3. Bd5+ Qxd5
4. Qb4 a5
5. Qa4 Rb8
6. Rd2 Rb4
7. Qe8+ Kg7
8. h5 Qb3
9. Qxg6+ Kf8
10. Qxf6+ Ke8
11. Qh8+ Kd7
12. Qg7+ Kc8

At that point the computer resigned, since Ra4 is mate. There is probably a better line, though.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

99 >> are we sure she's Billy's daughter???

The resemblance is unmistakable.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (8O3HH)

100 Butterfly dress looks more like a Moth dress.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (EzdLW)

101 .
.
.
But black's attack fizzles out.
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:48 PM (vWMNq)


You're getting warmer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:52 PM (KfVRF)

102 Is that butterfly dress what Mrs Mothra wears for a night out on the town?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:53 PM (nBr1j)

103 Hmm.... maybe:

1. ... Qxb3
2. axb3 Rxb3
3. Ka2 R1b8
4. ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 05:53 PM (vWMNq)

104 75
THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6073737

Very manly, he is.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (8O3HH)
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There's no such thing as "manly" or "feminine," you bigot! As the guy says, if one sex can do it, why not the other? There's no difference!

But .... Why doesn't he wear the same outfit the female dancers wear? Why isn't he carrying pom-poms?
I mean, if there's no difference, why shouldn't he?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 05:53 PM (0jtPF)

105 At that point the computer resigned, since Ra4 is mate. There is probably a better line, though.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (sdi6R)


Good enough. The key is finding the very first move, which you did. After that, there are a number of winning lines.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:54 PM (KfVRF)

106 >> And damn, did not know Alexa was such a hottie

Last year, CB did an SI shoot with Alexa and her other daughter:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y882agkf

She was 63 then.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:54 PM (8O3HH)

107 Is that butterfly dress what Mrs Mothra wears for a night out on the town?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:53 PM



She gets a headache from flying into so many chandeliers.

Posted by: Hands at August 18, 2018 05:55 PM (EzdLW)

108
Can you really go to bars in Germany and get served a half gallon of beer?

I'm surprised they could hold them up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 05:55 PM (IqV8l)

109 Hoy-Yo-To-*hic*!!!
Hoy-Yo-To-*hic*!!!

Posted by: Ride of the Hillkyrie at August 18, 2018 05:56 PM (/qEW2)

110 I find it odd that people who can handle those flagons of beer would surrender so meekly to the Muslim invasion.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:56 PM (nBr1j)

111 Mick Jagger called. He wants his lips back.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 05:57 PM (IqV8l)

112 At that point the computer resigned, since Ra4 is mate. There is probably a better line, though.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (sdi6R)


The only problem with your line is that it enabled White to do a little counterattack. But it eventually fizzled out, which is why your app resigned. It couldn't do anything to stop ...Ra4#.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 05:57 PM (KfVRF)

113 Das Bo-o-o-o-o-t!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykk6HfvCn0Q

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 05:57 PM (kQs4Y)

114 Further to my comment above. Has Oktoberfest been cancelled yet out of sensitive to the invaders?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:57 PM (nBr1j)

115
At that point the computer resigned

Good thing you weren't playing against Colossus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 05:58 PM (IqV8l)

116 >> Why doesn't he wear the same outfit the female dancers wear?

Yes, he could transition just a little more -- wouldn't take much, and be a little ladyboy. He could do "baton" twirling.

And with that, I've got to go fry some okra. A neighbor brought me a big mess and assured me it was all "as tender as a mother-in-law's love".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:58 PM (8O3HH)

117 Second dress down has hands like Rocky Graziano. Them was working girls in the good way.

Posted by: dartist at August 18, 2018 05:59 PM (K22Va)

118 117 Second dress down has hands like Rocky Graziano. Them was working girls in the good way.
Posted by: dartist at August 18, 2018 05:59 PM (K22Va)

She has that "don't you make me come down there" look on her face.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 06:00 PM (nBr1j)

119 Last year, CB did an SI shoot with Alexa and her other daughter:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y882agkf

She was 63 then
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*hamina hamina hamina*-------bunk

The most impressive thing is that the water wasn't boiling.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 06:00 PM (uG9WG)

120 The "butterfly" dress looks like something a female mummy would wear in a 1930's Universal movie.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 06:00 PM (l9m7l)

121 110 I find it odd that people who can handle those flagons of beer would surrender so meekly to the Muslim invasion.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 05:56 PM (nBr1j)


Wait until they find out that such things will shortly be declared haram.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:00 PM (KfVRF)

122
Yes, he could transition just a little more -- wouldn't take much, and be a little ladyboy. He could do "baton" twirling.

And with that, I've got to go fry some okra. A neighbor brought me a big mess and assured me it was all "as tender as a mother-in-law's love".

------

Tuck, then roll, baby!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:00 PM (uh2Uo)

123 Chess24 dot com has live coverage of the Sinquefield cup:

https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-sinquefield-cup-live

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:01 PM (vWMNq)

124 And with that, I've got to go fry some okra. A neighbor brought me a big mess and assured me it was all "as tender as a mother-in-law's love".
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:58 PM (8O3HH)


Wanna borrow my Skil Saw?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:01 PM (KfVRF)

125 Mamedyrov vs So is an interesting end game. Material even but stockfish says white is way ahead.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (vWMNq)

126 "Charles James" was not a homo. Good for him. He designed clothes and resisted becoming one.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (/qEW2)

127 75
THe first of the NFL's new male cheerleaders has made his debut I see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6073737

Very manly, he is.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:41 PM (8O3HH)

Queerleaders.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (NWiLs)

128 Just a note - World of Warcraft's new expansion, Battle for Azeroth has just released this last Tuesday. We have both Horde (Hellscream Server) and Alliance (Rexxar) guilds running. It is fun. There are giant Parrots and horses in fjords called Fjord Mustangs.

There are even more puns than before.

Here's a short vid about a major character - it's a sea chantey. (turn on the subtitles - the lyrics are great)

https://youtu.be/Fo7XPvwRgG8

There are pirates. And snake people. And giant dinosaurs.

Polliwogette and me are on most evenings.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at August 18, 2018 06:03 PM (c1VpD)

129 Belinda, she loves the cock

Posted by: Ben Wa at August 18, 2018 06:04 PM (FTPVM)

130 >> The most impressive thing is that the water wasn't
>> boiling.

Yes. I look at that and have...thoughts. Then the angel on my shoulder reminds me of that Old Testament prohibition about banging a mother and her daughter at the same time. That was particularly egregious and a stoning right there.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (8O3HH)

131 "The 70s called. They want their hat back"
I bought a hat like that in Florence in 1975.



Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (txw6d)

132 Asian girl's toes are falling off her shoes.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (txw6d)

133 116
...He could do "baton" twirling.....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:58 PM (8O3HH)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 06:06 PM (0jtPF)

134 Yes. I look at that and have...thoughts. Then the angel on my shoulder reminds me of that Old Testament prohibition about banging a mother and her daughter at the same time. That was particularly egregious and a stoning right there.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (8O3HH)


---------

Wait. That isn't allowed?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:06 PM (uh2Uo)

135 Chess Thread Hooray!

Belinda Lee can be this pawn's Queen.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 06:07 PM (EoRCO)

136 Once I was at a music festival and saw a tiny woman wearing a wispy cotton lavender sundress and enormous clunky hiking boots. I thought she looked adorable.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

137 125 Mamedyrov vs So is an interesting end game. Material even but stockfish says white is way ahead.
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (vWMNq)


I think it's Grischuck vs. So. I'm looking at it right now. Will Grischuck trade rooks?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:08 PM (KfVRF)

138 >> Posted by: Margarita DeVille

Oh yes, if you're ever in Bangkok, you'll have to catch one of those shows. Chorus line of ladyboys doing synchronized "baton" twirling.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 06:08 PM (8O3HH)

139 Enormous clunky hiking boots > High heels

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:08 PM (sdi6R)

140 111 Mick Jagger called. He wants his lips back.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 05:57 PM (IqV8l)

--Nothing wrong with lips like that on a chick.

Reminds me of my family. My stepbrother has big lips. The older of my two brothers has normal-sized, but very red, lips. I have very --what's the word?-- full eyelashes. As three of us have been told by hot chicks how they wish they had those features --and how much they'd save in cosmetics.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:09 PM (e7oj4)

141 Asian girl's toes are falling off her shoes.

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I'd wager not a single 'ron saw that, it takes an 'ette to see it.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (uG9WG)

142 137 I think it's Grischuck vs. So. I'm looking at it right now. Will Grischuck trade rooks?


In my universe Grischuk is playing Fabi ;-)

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (vWMNq)

143 136 Once I was at a music festival and saw a tiny woman wearing a wispy cotton lavender sundress and enormous clunky hiking boots. I thought she looked adorable.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

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Please go on about the wispy cotton lavender sundress...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (uh2Uo)

144 Yes. I look at that and have...thoughts. Then the angel on my shoulder reminds me of that Old Testament prohibition about banging a mother and her daughter at the same time. That was particularly egregious and a stoning right there.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (8O3HH)


"Dear Penthouse Forum,

Well, I really screwed the pooch big time..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (KfVRF)

145 Whenever Spanx gets taken public, I'm buying a large bloc of shares.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 06:11 PM (Mwx8i)

146 In my universe Grischuk is playing Fabi ;-)
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (vWMNq)


Oh gawd, you're right. I'm going to have to look at So's game now for realz...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:12 PM (KfVRF)

147 136 Once I was at a music festival and saw a tiny woman wearing a wispy cotton lavender sundress and enormous clunky hiking boots. I thought she looked adorable.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

--I don't even think her boots are Docs or combat boots. They look retro/Victorian.

Which is hawt.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:13 PM (e7oj4)

148 Just imagine the opportunities the fashion magazines are missing! They would've had Hillary on every cover. Praising her grace, beauty, fashion sense, hair, make up ad nauseum...

Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 05:32 PM (wgCUV)

On her twitter profile, she lists "hair icon" in her description.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 06:13 PM (+F0Wk)

149 She has a lovely dirndl,
She put it on today
And when its warm and sunny
In a dirndl she will play

She has a lovely body
With legs so tan and long
She brings me out my goodies
Of schnitz, and beer and song

She is so very pretty
She loves to dance and spin
But when she's done and tired
If the dirndl drops, I win!

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 06:15 PM (2K6fY)

150
On her twitter profile, she lists "hair icon" in her description.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 06:13 PM (+F0Wk)

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The way those little plastic troll dolls in the 70s were hair icons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:15 PM (uh2Uo)

151 106 >> And damn, did not know Alexa was such a hottie

Last year, CB did an SI shoot with Alexa and her other daughter:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y882agkf

She was 63 then.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 05:54 PM (8O3HH)

I could threepeat that and die happy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 18, 2018 06:15 PM (xJa6I)

152 130 >> The most impressive thing is that the water wasn't
>> boiling.

Yes. I look at that and have...thoughts. Then the angel on my shoulder reminds me of that Old Testament prohibition about banging a mother and her daughter at the same time. That was particularly egregious and a stoning right there.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 06:05 PM (8O3HH)

Would totally be worth it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 06:16 PM (NWiLs)

153 125 Mamedyrov vs So is an interesting end game. Material even but stockfish says white is way ahead.
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (vWMNq)


Yeah, those two connected passed pawns on the 6th rank look pretty decisive for Mamedyrov.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:17 PM (KfVRF)

154 Oh, and he just pushed his rook to the 7th. It's game over, man.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:17 PM (KfVRF)

155 I'd wager not a single 'ron saw that, it takes an 'ette to see it.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (uG9WG)

Anyone who's tried on heeled sandals is aware of the potential for toe-slide. I'm surprised the photographer didn't catch it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 06:17 PM (txw6d)

156 Oktoberfest girl smiles:

Middle: innocent

Right: mischievous

Left: "take the damn picture already I'm about to have a hernia holding this 10-pound beer at arm's length"

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 06:18 PM (P1f+c)

157 153 ... they weren't both on the 6th when I started watching. Stockfish has mate in 17 now ... I expect So will give up soon.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:18 PM (vWMNq)

158 Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 06:18 PM (P1f+c)

--Nailed it.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:20 PM (e7oj4)

159 I took one look at that butterfly skirt and first thought "Chrysalis" and then thought "nah, Bride of the Mummy"


. . . It's cerementary, my dear . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 06:20 PM (2K6fY)

160 126 "Charles James" was not a homo. Good for him. He designed clothes and resisted becoming one.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 06:02 PM (/qEW2)
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There are a few grade-A fashion designers that were/are straight. Ralph Lauren, Oleg Cassini, Oscar de la Renta come to mind.
A few.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (0jtPF)

161 If I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.

Why does she have electrician's tape stuck all over her ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (DLK3N)

162 153 ... they weren't both on the 6th when I started watching. Stockfish has mate in 17 now ... I expect So will give up soon.
Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:18 PM (vWMNq)


Now it's mate in 9.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (KfVRF)

163 Anyone who's tried on heeled sandals is aware of the potential for toe-slide. I'm surprised the photographer didn't catch it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 06:17 PM (txw6d)

--Funny how it's not happening on her left foot.

Foot dysmorphia on the Korean cutie???

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (e7oj4)

164 Whew.

Almost missed the Chess Thread.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:22 PM (DLK3N)

165 147
--I don't even think her boots are Docs or combat boots. They look retro/Victorian.

Which is hawt.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:13 PM (e7oj4)


Oh, yeah, those high buttoned boots form the 1900 era are hawt.

OK, I admit it. I like women in boots. Doc Martens, combat boots, hiking boots, Victorian buttoned boots, thigh highs, you name it.

Any kind of boots > High heels

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:22 PM (sdi6R)

166
There are a few grade-A fashion designers that were/are straight. Ralph Lauren, Oleg Cassini, Oscar de la Renta come to mind.
A few.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 06:

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Cletus of Amarillo

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (uh2Uo)

167 There are a few grade-A fashion designers that were/are straight. Ralph Lauren, Oleg Cassini, Oscar de la Renta come to mind.
A few.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (0jtPF)

--Coco Chanel.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (e7oj4)

168 It takes a long time if at all to see the shoes

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (lxZ71)

169 If I'm not mistaken the chick in the blue dress is Abraham Lincoln's wife.

Why does she have electrician's tape stuck all over her ?
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (DLK3N)

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Well, she is a live wire. Shocking, I know!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 06:24 PM (+F0Wk)

170 Why does she have electrician's tape stuck all over her ?
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (DLK3N)


They're telltales. They help you see if the sails are trimmed properly.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 06:24 PM (y87Qq)

171 Oh, yeah, those high buttoned boots form the 1900 era are hawt.

OK, I admit it. I like women in boots. Doc Martens, combat boots, hiking boots, Victorian buttoned boots, thigh highs, you name it.

Any kind of boots > High heels
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:22 PM (sdi6R)

--Oh hell yeah.

Dear Mr. President, please have Melania wear thigh-highs for a month.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (e7oj4)

172 You can get half a gallon of beer in damn near any bar in America.

Just order a pitcher.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (BRvh1)

173 162 Now it's mate in 9.


Now 8. Still not obvious yet, I guess. Wesley will play on until he's sure he has no hope.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (vWMNq)

174 OK, I admit it. I like women in boots. Doc Martens, combat boots, hiking boots, Victorian buttoned boots, thigh highs, you name it.

Any kind of boots > High heels

Posted by: rickl


Hip boots ?

With no pants ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (DLK3N)

175 Nope. He resigned.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:26 PM (vWMNq)

176 Why does she have electrician's tape stuck all over her ?
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:21 PM (DLK3N)

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Well, she is a live wire. Shocking, I know!

Posted by: No One of Consequence


LOL

This is why I come here.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:26 PM (DLK3N)

177 Hey kids, what time is it?

Manhattan Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (EoRCO)

178 172 You can get half a gallon of beer in damn near any bar in America.

Just order a pitcher.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (BRvh1)

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Don't be a fool. The last thing you need is a pitcher of you on Facebook drinking a half gallon of beer.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (uh2Uo)

179 A long slinky cute dress and combat boots is a great combination.

Makes me think of Pippi Longstockings. (grumble)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (2K6fY)

180 --Oh hell yeah.

Dear Mr. President, please have Melania wear thigh-highs for a month.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:25 PM (e7oj4)

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Do you have any idea how many men would drop dead from exhaustion before the month was up?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (+F0Wk)

181 Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (e7oj4)

182 "Dear Penthouse Forum,

Well, I really screwed the pooch big time..."

Actually , the prohibition against screwing the pooch is covered in Exod 22;19, and passages in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Sex with a mother and a daughter is covered in Leviticus 18:17. It doesn't say anything about doing at the same time-just that it's not allowed. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (AllCR)

183 They're telltales. They help you see if the sails are trimmed properly.

Posted by: hogmartin at


I thought they were hiding the teeth marks.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:28 PM (DLK3N)

184 Solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:28 PM (KfVRF)

185 Those look like standard liter o' beer to me. Top fifth is foam.

Posted by: Rod Farva at August 18, 2018 06:28 PM (H5knJ)

186 t boots is a great combination.

Makes me think of Pippi Longstockings. (grumble)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (2K6fY)

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This must be a Fritz thing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:29 PM (uh2Uo)

187 Well, I really screwed the pooch big time..."

In Soviet Russia...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

188 175 Nope. He resigned.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 18, 2018 06:26 PM (vWMNq)


Back to Fabi's game. Grischuk doesn't have a lot of time left.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:31 PM (KfVRF)

189 Is that seriously Mary Todd?

She kinda hawt, in a "I'm gonna rip your soul out through your left nostril" kinda way....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 06:31 PM (BRvh1)

190 When my cousin got married at the Sprain Brook Country Club in 1972 she wore a big floppy hat like that in white instead of a veil.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 06:32 PM (EZebt)

191 Rxb3 AxB3,Qxb3, B-d5, Q-A3+, B-A2, QxA2+, K-C1,Q-A1+,KC2,Q-B2 Checkmate

Posted by: Oncisor 1183 at August 18, 2018 06:32 PM (GXYcI)

192 I don't think that's Mary Todd who had dark hair. It might be Custer's wife, Libby, or nobody well known at all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:33 PM (AllCR)

193 That's a 3p mug of beer.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:34 PM (qfLhG)

194 When my cousin got married at the Sprain Brook Country Club in 1972 she wore a big floppy hat like that in white instead of a veil.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 18, 2018 06:32 PM (EZebt)


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Sprain Brook Country Club. I wonder who their liability insurer is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:34 PM (uh2Uo)

195 Oh, after Qxb3, black makes any move, which doenst slow down the attack

Posted by: Oncisor 1183 at August 18, 2018 06:34 PM (GXYcI)

196 Drank from pitchers a few times in my life, only know I started doing that, not then end result.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:35 PM (lxZ71)

197 LMAO, I am watching 3-Headed Shark Attack.

5-Headed Shark Attack is on next, followed by the premiere of 6-Headed Shark Attack..

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:35 PM (e7oj4)

198 Oh, for heaven's sake.
CBS has a story out about the "forgotten Republicans".

Names like Pawlenty, Bush, Corker, Flake, et al.

Pooh widdle forgottens...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 06:35 PM (w7KSn)

199 191 Rxb3 AxB3,Qxb3, B-d5, Q-A3+, B-A2, QxA2+, K-C1,Q-A1+,KC2,Q-B2 Checkmate
Posted by: Oncisor 1183 at August 18, 2018 06:32 PM (GXYcI)


...B-d5 is check so the rest of the line is illegal.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:36 PM (KfVRF)

200 166
Cletus of Amarillo
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (uh2Uo)
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For some unknowable reason, he never made it to Paris Fashion Week!
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167

--Coco Chanel.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (e7oj4)
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Well yeah. Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, and many more.
Interesting.
All of the female fashion designers are straight, AFAIK.

On Project Runway some of the female contestants are dykettes, so maybe there are a few exceptions at a higher level.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 06:37 PM (0jtPF)

201 That's a 3p mug of beer.

Posted by: Ben Had


3p ?

Ya gotta go 3 times ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:37 PM (DLK3N)

202 Names like Pawlenty, Bush, Corker, Flake, et al.

Pooh widdle forgottens...
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 06:35 PM (w7KSn)

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Eric Cantor, John Boehner........

Yeah. The sellouts get forgotten.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 06:37 PM (I16G8)

203 I don't think that's Mary Todd who had dark hair. It might be Custer's wife, Libby, or nobody well known at all.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:33 PM (AllCR)

I'm guessing Jessie Benton Fremont, John Fremont's wife, and daughter of Senator Th. Hart Benton.

Just guessing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 18, 2018 06:37 PM (EhZNT)

204 It's Empress Elizabeth of Austria, at least according to Der Google.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 06:38 PM (kQs4Y)

205 That's a 3p mug of beer.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:34 PM (qfLhG)


How many can I get for a half crown?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 06:38 PM (y87Qq)

206 JT, Yep.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:39 PM (qfLhG)

207 204 It's Empress Elizabeth of Austria, at least according to Der Google.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 06:38 PM (kQs4Y)

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Empress Sisi. A bit of a nut, frankly.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:40 PM (uh2Uo)

208 On Brelinda Lee from Wiki - of all the Rank Organisation's starlets, Belinda Lee stands out as the most notorious, yet paradoxically anonymous, British actress of the 1950s
She died in a car accident in 1961

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:40 PM (lxZ71)

209 The Oriental model'ss handbag looks like something she should carry liquor in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (AllCR)

210 On Brelinda Lee from Wiki - of all the Rank Organisation's starlets, Belinda Lee stands out as the most notorious, yet paradoxically anonymous, British actress of the 1950s
She died in a car accident in 1961

Posted by: Skip


Who was driving ?

Teddy again ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (DLK3N)

211 hogmartin, for a half crown you get the bucket at your feet so you don't have to get up.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:42 PM (qfLhG)

212 The Oriental model'ss handbag looks like something she should carry liquor in.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (AllCR)

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It looks more like a weapon to me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 06:42 PM (I16G8)

213 My eyes were just blinded by the Rams male cheerleaders. Shut up..... I found a way to stream all sports for free so still eff the NFL. What a horrible idea by the NFL.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 18, 2018 06:42 PM (Mwx8i)

214 I thought it might be a bowling ball case

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:43 PM (lxZ71)

215 The Oriental model'ss handbag looks like something she should carry liquor in.

If it was filled with change, she could really whomp a masher.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:43 PM (DLK3N)

216 Who was driving ?

Teddy again ?
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (DLK3N)

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It was a lucky man who made the grade.

Posted by: Lennon-McCartney at August 18, 2018 06:43 PM (uh2Uo)

217 198 Oh, for heaven's sake.
CBS has a story out about the "forgotten Republicans".

Names like Pawlenty, Bush, Corker, Flake, et al.

Pooh widdle forgottens...
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 06:35 PM (w7KSn)

--Velocity Girl: "My Forgotten Favorite"

https://youtu.be/4JSNfoNkaPI

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:44 PM (e7oj4)

218 Fabi can just run the clock out.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 06:44 PM (KfVRF)

219 The Oriental model'ss handbag looks like something she should carry liquor in.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (AllCR)

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It looks more like a weapon to me.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 06:42 PM (I16G


It kind of looks like it should be labelled DO NOT HOLD IN HAND - PLACE ON GROUND - LIGHT FUSE AND GET AWAY FAST. Not sure what it does, but it looks like it's full of bad decisions and awesome.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 06:45 PM (y87Qq)

220 Yes, why doesn't the male cheerleader wear what the women do?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:45 PM (AllCR)

221
OMG!

Bill Dance just participated in the "Drivers Start Your Engines" command for the Cup race at Bristol.

Dang, he's looking old! Of course, I was watching his fishin' show 30 years ago.

And no, I don't look in the bathroom mirror, ever...

Posted by: Spun & Murky at August 18, 2018 06:45 PM (4DCSq)

222 What these cheesy shark attack movies lack in plot and character development, they compensate with cheesecake.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:46 PM (e7oj4)

223 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (AllCR)

Leviticus 18 pretty much lays the hammer down.
A lot of problems are avoided when those rules are followed.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 06:46 PM (8iiMU)

224 198 it should be about NeverTrumpsters, their dead to me as Republicans

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:46 PM (lxZ71)

225 Thad McCotter popped up not to long ago.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:46 PM (qfLhG)

226 Yes, why doesn't the male cheerleader wear what the women do?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:45 PM (AllCR)

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Baby steps. They'll get there........

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 06:47 PM (I16G8)

227 209 The Oriental model'ss handbag looks like something she should carry liquor in.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (AllCR)

--Chambord liqueur.

(Which is delicious, BTW)

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:47 PM (e7oj4)

228 220 Yes, why doesn't the male cheerleader wear what the women do?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 06:45 PM (AllCR)


Somebody posted a picture of that the other day, and I hope I never see that again.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

229 One Two Three Four

You can shove it up my back door

NFL Cheerleader .

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:52 PM (qfLhG)

230 "Thad McCotter popped up not to long ago."

There is a guy I have only recently discovered, to my great amusement.

He shows up on the Dennis Miller podcast every now and then.

It's too funny.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 06:54 PM (w7KSn)

231 For whatever reason, this thread is dying a slow death.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:54 PM (e7oj4)

232 RE: the top two dresses, how in the world do you.... um... use the facilities wiht those on?

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 06:55 PM (SbIX4)

233 It's a dress thread topic, and nothing is off topic

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 06:55 PM (lxZ71)

234 The US Congress got a lot less amusing when Thad McCotter left

Posted by: Hawkpilot at August 18, 2018 06:56 PM (FiSRO)

235 navybrat, Thad was a lot of fun as far as listening to his speeches. A lot of wit.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 06:56 PM (qfLhG)

236 Ben Carson/HUD is suing FaceDesk for blocking housing ads to minorities.

https://tinyurl.com/y86sem4p

About time the tables were turned on that little twerp.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 06:57 PM (I16G8)

237 Adult diapers.

Posted by: Lisa Marie Nowak at August 18, 2018 06:57 PM (H5knJ)

238 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 18, 2018 06:58 PM (KCxzN)

239 231 For whatever reason, this thread is dying a slow death.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:54 PM (e7oj4)

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Gather the family around. It's time to make important decisions.

Posted by: Jack Kevorkian at August 18, 2018 06:58 PM (uh2Uo)

240 232 RE: the top two dresses, how in the world do you.... um... use the facilities wiht those on?
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 06:55 PM (SbIX4)

--Despite being relentlessly oppressed, women were just tougher back then.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 06:58 PM (e7oj4)

241 Back in its glory days RedEye would have Thaddeus McCotter on, and he would patiently correct Greg on, well, everything.

Here he is:

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 06:59 PM (kQs4Y)

242 the top two dresses, how in the world do you.... um... use the facilities wiht those on?
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 06:55 PM


Depends.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 18, 2018 06:59 PM (DMUuz)

243 Hello AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 06:59 PM (y87Qq)

244 One Two Three Four

You can shove it up my back door


5-6-7-8

C'mon bigboy use that weight !

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 07:00 PM (DLK3N)

245 More bikini-clad babes in "5-Headed Shark Attack", or Wonder Woman on MeTV?
Such a dilemma.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 07:00 PM (8iiMU)

246 Today is Saturday, a day made for college football, not that ghey enneffell stuff.

Posted by: Eromero at August 18, 2018 07:00 PM (zLDYs)

247 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at August 18, 2018 07:00 PM (KfVRF)

248 232 RE: the top two dresses, how in the world do you.... um... use the facilities wiht those on?
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 06:55 PM (SbIX4)
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Well, with the second one you might be able to transport a chamber pot under the skirt itself.
With the first........um ....beats me.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (0jtPF)

249 Mooooovie sign

Nood!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (uh2Uo)

250 Enough of this highbrow crap, it's movie time!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 07:01 PM (kQs4Y)

251 RE: the top two dresses, how in the world do you.... um... use the facilities wiht those on?
Posted by: shibumi

Secretly use one of them half gallon pitchers.

That oughta hold you awhile.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 07:03 PM (DLK3N)

252 245 More bikini-clad babes in "5-Headed Shark Attack", or Wonder Woman on MeTV?
Such a dilemma.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 07:00 PM (8iiMU)

--Babes in thongs just got eaten, LMAO.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 07:03 PM (e7oj4)

253 Comments after the "Daily Mail" article on the male cheerleader are overwhelmingly negative.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (AllCR)

254 Until the jug of Clamato is exhausted, the Evening Cocktail is gonna be a Caesar or two.

Yay !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 18, 2018 07:15 PM (58Au8)

255 Comments after the "Daily Mail" article on the male cheerleader are overwhelmingly negative.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 07:11 PM (AllCR)

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I really wonder why it was a UK based site that ran it and not a U.S. based site. Could be the sites here spiked the story because of how bad it looked.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 07:19 PM (I16G8)

256 Cletus of Amarillo

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 06:23 PM (uh2Uo)

Clitorides of Acadia.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 07:59 PM (txw6d)

257


Hey kids, what time is it?



Manhattan Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (EoRCO)

I'd drink anything right about now, but it's gonna be rum and coke, because.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 08:01 PM (txw6d)

258


Makes me think of Pippi Longstockings. (grumble)



Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 06:27 PM (2K6fY)

Her garters disturbed me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 08:02 PM (txw6d)

259 > Question: what is the capacity of those bierkrüge? They look like about 2 quarts, which is ludicrous.

2 liters. I got one of those when I went to OktoberFest.
A Paulaner mug. That was only the 2nd time in my life I drank beer! (I'm not a drinker)

Actually, a little more than 2 liters but there's space for foam...

Posted by: ArthurK at August 18, 2018 08:52 PM (O29hh)

AoSHQ Pet Thread [KT]

copilotdog.jpg

Good Afternoon! Take a break and relax for a while in the world of animals. This isn't the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread, but while Misanthropic Humanitarian is struggling to extricate himself from an alternate dimension, The Horde is stepping in with some great content.

The deeply philosophical photo above is from long-time lurker, occasional poster Scientist Captain:

Not actually my pet, but I saw this vehicle in Salt Lake City, and thought it would be appropriate for the Pet Thread. You have to look closely...

Pet Tattoos?

I have had some pets who were very difficult to photograph satisfactorily. Perhaps you have, too. Think about this before committing to a pet tattoo. How much harder must it be to capture the personality of a pet on skin? Here are some bad pet tattoos. Some of them are worse than others.

PetMorons

We got to see his furbabies, but we didn't get to meet The Invisible Hand's Grand Baby (that's what his wife calls her, anyway) last week. Kiwi is a rescued Vizsla who followed his stepdaughter home from a Costa Rican dump where she hung out, by trotting after his stepdaughter's car.

She's legal, with papers . . .

What an extraordinarily smart move for a dog to make! And what an exotic background Kiwi has. Here she is looking a little more ready for action than Darla. We saw Darla last week when she was fully awake.

kiwidog.jpg

Let Sleeping PetMorons Lie

Antisocialist describes her wonderful companion like this:

This is Cheyenne - classy, classy Cheyenne. I guess it's a testament to how calm she is that she'll flop over and go to sleep like this!

cheyensleeps.jpg

She smiles while she's asleep! Looks like she would probably get along with our niece's dog, Rocky. Someone made the following sexist comment about this photo of him:

Like manspreading, but way cuter.

rockysleeps.jpg

I feel a yawn coming on.

PetMorons Ready to Sail

From Hillary4Prison:

Oh, I do love Saturday's on Ace's site so I can see everyone's pets. Here are my papillons doing what they love - sailing. Papillons are not a well known breed - they are loving, happy little dogs without the attitude of a chihuahua. Happiest with their humans, playful and great entertainment.

First pupper is Scooter - a 12 year old Papillon/Chihuahua mix who we rescued 9 years ago. He's an absolute love and snuggles with everyone, even if he just met you. He walks up and down the docks getting held at every boat party.

scooter2.jpg

Second pupper is Lexi - a 6 1/2 year old Papillon. She is seldom without her signature ball and is always happy and kissy.

lexi2.jpeg

Last picture is them together - they love each other, snuggle together and are not often far apart.

scooternlexi.JPG

Papillon is French for "butterfly". Those charming ears look like maybe they could help sail a boat if you pointed the dogs in the right direction. But here's a mascot for those two: a butterfly that sails on the breeze. A Pale Swallowtail. Learn how to attract them in today's Gardening Thread, below this thread.

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Finally a kitty! From DR. WTF:

Below is a picture of our cat "Tau" (that's his fancy name) Mrs. WTF calls him "Boobers" and I call him little buddy. He's a 3 year old Rag Doll breed. He is the best cat we've ever owned - even tempered and loving. I have to say that I have quite a few tooth and claw scars on my arms from him. We play and he gets rambunctious with me. He just licks my wife.

Boobers.jpg

I love that photo! Why can't I take a pet photo like that?

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Pet Thread while Misanthropic Humanitarian is otherwise occupied, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

No need to send photos if you sent them to Misanthropic Humanitarian in early August. He'll be posting those photos upon his return.

Have a great weekend. Give your pets a special pet from us.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 03:01 PM




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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 03:03 PM (lxZ71)

2 I could sell pet lantern flies.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:03 PM (txw6d)

3 Great pets Ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 03:05 PM (EoRCO)

4 Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:03 PM

I don't know what a lantern fly is.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 03:05 PM (BVQ+1)

5 Cutie pies!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 18, 2018 03:06 PM (uDcBt)

6 Yay!

Pet Thread!

Gawd, what adorable critters!

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:07 PM (e7oj4)

7 P.S. Hillary4Prison is an awesome handle.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:08 PM (e7oj4)

8 Yay!
Petzzz

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 03:09 PM (w7KSn)

9 Pets!

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:10 PM (CwOPz)

10 2 I could sell pet lantern flies.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:03 PM (txw6d)

I'll take a peck.

Posted by: Diogenes, roaming the halls of Congress at August 18, 2018 03:11 PM (O74hG)

11 >> I could sell pet lantern flies.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

Post a picture of your pet bat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 03:12 PM (8O3HH)

12 Great pets and pics of them everyone.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 03:13 PM (c0w18)

13 Kiwi made a great choice.

Cheyenne looks comfy, What's it like to have a calm dog?

Scooter and Lexi appear to have a wonderful life.

Tau looks like he probably runs the place.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 18, 2018 03:14 PM (Rz2Nc)

14 These are some of the best pet photos yet.

A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative. I ask you -- especially you cat owners -- who is the victim?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:14 PM (kQs4Y)

15 Fur babies always give me a smile.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 03:16 PM (lxZ71)

16 >>>14 These are some of the best pet photos yet.

A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative. I ask you -- especially you cat owners -- who is the victim?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:14 PM (kQs4Y)

It's a victimless crime of love.

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:17 PM (CwOPz)

17 Once again, the pet thread makes me jealous! Someday...

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 18, 2018 03:17 PM (lLeln)

18 What a coincidence. I went to the Washington National Zoo today. Loved the elephants, otters, the bald eagle and the Amazon rain forest displays.

Everything else was a typical exhibit where you had to work hard to actually find the featured animal asleep under a tree far, far away from where the public could see.

I had a better time observing the mammals that came here from all around the world: Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas. Regardless of where they came from you can observe the same prospective mating rituals, pair bonding, brood pairing, alienation of pairing, and abandonment of the older and sicker members of the herd.

You can also observe confusing and irrational interactions between the juveniles of the species and their frustrated parents.

Anyway, a good day on the whole. A very nice zoo.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 03:18 PM (OBcoN)

19 It's a victimless crime of love.
Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:17 PM (CwOPz)
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It's like Spock petting a tribble.

"Luckily, I am immune to its effects..." *drifts into stupor*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:19 PM (kQs4Y)

20 My old dog goes in Monday to have a polyp removed from her ear and a couple of teeth pulled. She's 10 and she hasn't felt well lately. The polyp is infected so I'm hoping she'll feel better afterwards. She's going to be chipped too. And the latest rescue, Gary, goes in the same day for a rabies shot and to get chipped. I wanted to get my dogs and cats chipped before the move.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 18, 2018 03:19 PM (Lqy/e)

21 >>> 14 These are some of the best pet photos yet.

A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative. I ask you -- especially you cat owners -- who is the victim?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:14 PM (kQs4Y)

Yeah, right. My cat was spoiled rotten.

I think you should start calling that cow orker Church Lady.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 18, 2018 03:20 PM (Zcizt)

22 >>>18 I had a better time observing the mammals that came here from all around the world: Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas.

Were those the homo sapiens?

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:21 PM (CwOPz)

23 A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative.

I hoped you kicked xim in the box.

Posted by: one can dream at August 18, 2018 03:21 PM (YisB7)

24 Telll the vegan at work, that the plant/human dynamic is, in his case, cannibalistic.

'Cause he's got the brains of an eggplant.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2018 03:22 PM (QzJWU)

25 Speaking of butterflies, Layla's most favorite thing is stalking them on sandbars in our creek. She'll go into a rigid point, slowly edge toward them, then say "the hell with THIS" and charge them, leaping into the air and snapping at them as they fly off. She actually caught one last week and promptly ate it.
Won't point quail, but butterflies . . .

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at August 18, 2018 03:22 PM (lApJ5)

26 Oh, and the young springer, Jake, got his first confirmed rat kill. He flushed it from the chicken yard and I saw him run it down. I guess this means he might be able to outrun a squirrel, if it stayed on the ground long enough.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 18, 2018 03:22 PM (Lqy/e)

27 If you want to watch the Kittehs play in celebration of Caturday then see here: http://tinyurl.com/y77k9c9b

It is our world famous Kitten Kam!

Posted by: catman at August 18, 2018 03:23 PM (cCkt9)

28 Aw. Tau is cute.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 03:23 PM (sdi6R)

29 >>>27 If you want to watch the Kittehs play in celebration of Caturday then see here: http://tinyurl.com/y77k9c9b

It is our world famous Kitten Kam!
Posted by: catman at August 18, 2018 03:23 PM (cCkt9)

Hilarious.

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:26 PM (CwOPz)

30 I think you should start calling that cow orker Church Lady.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 18, 2018 03:20 PM (Zcizt)

I'm a "church lady". :^) and I have two cats. I would say absolutely nothing about human/pet dynamic being exploitive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 03:26 PM (AllCR)

31
When I was a boy, I noticed my little Schnauzer would curl his tongue every time he yawned. So cute.

I would imitate my dog when I yawned. It's a habit I still have.

Posted by: US Air Force at August 18, 2018 03:27 PM (aBiG3)

32 This week I learned that among his many other innovations, Thomas Edison also invented the cat video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6faUd2fV4U

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 03:27 PM (sdi6R)

33 Incidentally, I have seen a remarkable variation in "attitude" among Chihuahuas. Not sure of the reason, or is it is related to various sub-groups of Chihuahuas.

In-laws fostered one of those Chihuahuas with ears like a deer once. Sweet animal.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 03:28 PM (BVQ+1)

34 My old dog goes in Monday to have a polyp removed from her ear and a couple of teeth pulled. She's 10 and she hasn't felt well lately. The polyp is infected so I'm hoping she'll feel better afterwards. She's going to be chipped too. And the latest rescue, Gary, goes in the same day for a rabies shot and to get chipped. I wanted to get my dogs and cats chipped before the move.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 18, 2018 03:19 PM (Lqy/e)

I hope she feels better after her rough day.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 18, 2018 03:29 PM (Rz2Nc)

35 Kool Kat!

Posted by: sOME mORON at August 18, 2018 03:29 PM (ICWiF)

36 Tau is a beautiful cat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:30 PM (txw6d)

37 Were those the homo sapiens?
Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:21 PM (CwOPz)
_____________________________________________

Yes.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 03:32 PM (OBcoN)

38 37 Were those the homo sapiens?
Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:21 PM (CwOPz)

Yes.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 18, 2018 03:32 PM (OBcoN)

Heh.

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:35 PM (CwOPz)

39
Kool Kat!




Anyone else hearing *that song*?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 03:35 PM (aBiG3)

40 It's like Spock petting a tribble.

"Luckily, I am immune to its effects..." *drifts into stupor*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:19 PM (kQs4Y)

--Mandatory:

https://youtu.be/r3xNAPKuE6w

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:35 PM (e7oj4)

41 Lantern fly - a dangerous threat:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6wxzr8g

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:36 PM (txw6d)

42 Incidentally, I have seen a remarkable variation in "attitude" among Chihuahuas. Not sure of the reason, or is it is related to various sub-groups of Chihuahuas.


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For a short time, I did some work with a rescue group. They did a presentation about pit bulls, and most pit bulls are not pit bulls. In fact, most mixed breed dogs who look like pit bulls have Chihuahua blood in them. They had the DNA examples to prove it.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 03:37 PM (SbIX4)

43 Post a picture of your pet bat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 03:12 PM (8O3HH)

I don't have an account at wherever to do that. He's so cute.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:37 PM (txw6d)

44
Hint: 1980

Hint: Manhattan Transfer

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 03:38 PM (aBiG3)

45

ooh ah ooh ah
cool cool kitty

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 03:39 PM (aBiG3)

46 Papillons totemo kawaii! Anyone ask them to review the movie?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:39 PM (y4EGh)

47 Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:35 PM (e7oj4)
--

LOL.

Hey, was Riker falling asleep because he kept getting sucked into another dimension to be experimented on by aliens?

Yeah, I can turn any thread into a Trek thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:39 PM (kQs4Y)

48 Mmmm mmm mmmm! I love the Food Thread!

Those Papillions look nice and sweet, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Barky O. at August 18, 2018 03:40 PM (AcZtS)

49 25 Speaking of butterflies, Layla's most favorite thing is stalking them on sandbars in our creek. She'll go into a rigid point, slowly edge toward them, then say "the hell with THIS" and charge them, leaping into the air and snapping at them as they fly off. She actually caught one last week and promptly ate it.
Won't point quail, but butterflies . . .
Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at August 18, 2018 03:22 PM (lApJ5)

--Back in the '90s, we had a cat named Ginger (who of course was a ginger). Good gravy, was she beautiful: she never grew much more than kitten size, and her fur was otherworldly soft. She was a diva, but had one weakness: when she spotted a moth fluttering around, she entered a trancelike state, and started meowing in a bizarre, stuttering way and obsessed until she could paw the moth out of the air and eat it.

If we'd had phone cams back then she'd been an internet sensation.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:40 PM (e7oj4)

50 Yeah, I can turn any thread into a Trek thread.

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You say that like it's a bad thing...

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 03:40 PM (SbIX4)

51 I should post a pic of my pet monkey.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 18, 2018 03:40 PM (NpK5V)

52 B.B. King sings "Joe Cool":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT62VVM5kZI

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:42 PM (kQs4Y)

53 Don't think anyone will ask for your Agonizer there Eris, unless they are Cardassian/Klingon hybrids.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:44 PM (y4EGh)

54 Worff: "I will . . . feed him"

Best TNG line evah.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 03:46 PM (e7oj4)

55 My cats enjoyed watching the rats in my back yard last night, but I was alarmed to see so many out there. I think I'll be getting my air pistol out of the closet soon.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 03:46 PM (AcZtS)

56 All the petmorons are adorable! Thank you for sharing their stories and photos.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at August 18, 2018 03:46 PM (V+03K)

57 My cats enjoyed watching the rats in my back yard
last night, but I was alarmed to see so many out there. I think I'll be
getting my air pistol out of the closet soon.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 03:46 PM (AcZtS)

My dad was an MP. He used to take my mom to the dump to shoot rats with his service revolver. He was a good shot.
And yes, that was a date.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:48 PM (txw6d)

58 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at August 18, 2018 03:48 PM (uh2Uo)

59 A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative.


*******


I think someone needs their heart blessed.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 03:51 PM (m45I2)

60 Little Buddy!!

Posted by: Skipper at August 18, 2018 03:52 PM (IqV8l)

61 Skiiiiiiiiiiper!

Posted by: Gilligan at August 18, 2018 03:53 PM (uh2Uo)

62 Yahoo tells me (yes I know) that the darling of the left is taking out Cruz. What do the Texicans here say?

Yes pets yes. Imagine that my aquarium fish is asking.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 18, 2018 03:54 PM (M+MHv)

63 Klink! Who isss zisss man!

Posted by: Maj. Hochstetter at August 18, 2018 03:55 PM (uh2Uo)

64 Guess this thread is the true proper venue for this news item.

Southwest Airlines will soon allow as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses to board their planes. No word if they will be free to move about the cabin though the little darlings will be out of luck since the airline has stopped serving peanuts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:56 PM (y4EGh)

65 I have come to inform you that Timmy has fallen down yet another well. Do I need to bark it out?

Posted by: Lassie at August 18, 2018 03:57 PM (uh2Uo)

66 weirdflunky, yahoo is selling you a fishy tale.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 03:57 PM (qfLhG)

67 My cats enjoyed watching the rats in my back yard
last night, but I was alarmed to see so many out there. I think I'll be
getting my air pistol out of the closet soon.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 03:46 PM (AcZtS)

My dad was an MP. He used to take my mom to the dump to shoot rats with his service revolver. He was a good shot.
And yes, that was a date.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:48 PM (txw6d)

*looks up location of nearest dump*

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 03:57 PM (AcZtS)

68 They need to use really miniature horses as in The Valley of the Gwangi.

Posted by: Skipper at August 18, 2018 03:58 PM (IqV8l)

69 A vegan at work said the pet/human dynamic is exploitative.


*******


I think someone needs their heart blessed.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 03:51 PM (m45I2)

THE POOR ABUSED, EXPLOITED ANIMALS DO!!!!!

Posted by: PETA at August 18, 2018 03:59 PM (AcZtS)

70 pet-related Jim Acosta photo

over at Power Line, "This Week in Pictures," 8th one down

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y93wkbyv

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 03:59 PM (CwOPz)

71 Dr. WTF's cat is looking like, "Why TF are you taking a picture of me?"

Posted by: Vendette at August 18, 2018 03:59 PM (SLCtI)

72 For a short time, I did some work with a rescue group. They did a presentation about pit bulls, and most pit bulls are not pit bulls. In fact, most mixed breed dogs who look like pit bulls have Chihuahua blood in them. They had the DNA examples to prove it.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 03:37 PM (SbIX4)

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One of the meanest dogs I have ever seen was a dachsund/chihuahua mix we had briefly as a kid. Yoou couldn't walk within 2 feet of it while eating or it would come after you.

It bit a neighbor kid in the face and had to go "live on a farm".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:00 PM (I16G8)

73

This is the birth date of Elizabeth Rose, my now 9 year old Black Lab, yesterday she got a bath and pedicure at BellyRubs, ( at my wife'a insistence, I simply gave her a New York Strip Steak plus a cupcake with a candle).

As I type this, she's at her favorite post, behind my legs, between them and the chair. Spoiled mutt.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 18, 2018 04:01 PM (S/hVx)

74
It bit a neighbor kid in the face and had to go "live on a farm".
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:00 PM (I16G

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I remember when our entire sled team had to go "live on a farm."

Posted by: Ernest Shackleton at August 18, 2018 04:01 PM (uh2Uo)

75 If I was president all you Deplorables would go "live on a farm."

HUMA, MOAR GIN!!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at August 18, 2018 04:03 PM (uh2Uo)

76 As I type this, she's at her favorite post, behind my legs, between them and the chair. Spoiled mutt.
Posted by: irongrampa at August 18, 2018 04:01 PM (S/hVx)

--One lucky dog.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:03 PM (e7oj4)

77 I think the mini horse being allowed to fly in the cabin is udder bull shyte.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 04:03 PM (qfLhG)

78 When I was a kid my great uncle ( dad's) raised Chihuahua and Pommeranian dogs. They always seemed snippy to me so to this day like larger dogs.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 04:03 PM (lxZ71)

79 Southwest Airlines will soon allow as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses to board their planes.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:56 PM


I remember a time when normal people flew. They showered, they shaved, they put on clean clothes. A couple of them would sometimes gather in the back of the plane and smoke a cigarette on a long flight.

Leftist destroy everything in their paths.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 04:04 PM (LOgQ4)

80 A miniature horse is 250 lbs. Southwest better charge folks for that extra weight. I think if its an "emotional" support animal airlines should have a weight limit of like 30-40 lbs, over that you pay, same as you would for extra luggage etc.

*seeing eye or other physical therapy animals could be exempted but the airlines should require pre-notice of animal and size and weight.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 04:04 PM (c0w18)

81 Semi-pet related, the Iowa State Fair has an exhibit of animals which aren't traditional livestock. Miniature cattle, pigmiy goats, exotic chickens, an elk, an alpaca. And an emu. The emu is an ugly bastard, and it's enclosure features a large sign which says "Keep fingers out of cage. Emu bites".

Doesn't someone here have pet emus?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (AOpTF)

82 It bit a neighbor kid in the face and had to go "live on a farm".
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LOL. I live in the burbs. My Dad's version of that was "take the dog to 33 mile road and let him out."

That never happened, but it was Dad's plan. Just in case.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (SbIX4)

83 62 Yahoo tells me (yes I know) that the darling of the left is taking out Cruz. What do the Texicans here say?

--Fuck no. (I'm in EP.)

I will have a hard-on on Election Day.

Liberal tears are an aphrodisiac to me.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (e7oj4)

84 If you see a large box that is shaking and hissing, do not open it. Unless you like Emu Surprise.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:06 PM (y4EGh)

85 LOL. I live in the burbs. My Dad's version of that was "take the dog to 33 mile road and let him out."

That never happened, but it was Dad's plan. Just in case.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (SbIX4)
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We lived past 26 Mile Rd. Did he ever drop off a white German Shepard?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (kQs4Y)

86 So when dogs chew on bucky balls their ears become wings.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (/qEW2)

87 Going to live on a farm > getting sent to the cornfield

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (uh2Uo)

88 83. I concur. Lots of fake Hispanic Irish guy signs in East Austin, but nowhere else that I have seen.

Posted by: LASue at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (zy+gb)

89 84 If you see a large box that is shaking and hissing, do not open it. Unless you like Emu Surprise.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:06 PM (y4EGh)
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Does The Empress deploy emus?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (kQs4Y)

90 Does The Empress deploy emus?

Short answer - Yes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:08 PM (y4EGh)

91
Did I mention the place in Cambridge, MA called The Laundro-Mutt?

It's a "self-service" washing place for dogs.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 04:09 PM (aBiG3)

92 Ha!

*runs*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 04:09 PM (kQs4Y)

93
It's a "self-service" washing place for dogs.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 18, 2018 04:09 PM (aBiG3)

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When I had a dog, we called that "the hose."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:10 PM (uh2Uo)

94 I remember a time when normal people flew. They
showered, they shaved, they put on clean clothes. A couple of them would
sometimes gather in the back of the plane and smoke a cigarette on a
long flight.



Leftist destroy everything in their paths.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 04:04 PM (LOgQ4)

A non-smoking friend of mine always flew in the smoking section, because it was the most fun.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:11 PM (txw6d)

95 82 It bit a neighbor kid in the face and had to go "live on a farm".
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LOL. I live in the burbs. My Dad's version of that was "take the dog to 33 mile road and let him out."

That never happened, but it was Dad's plan. Just in case.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (SbIX4)

--When I was in sixth grade our doggeh got loose (he always had to be leashed) and apparently on his run he bit a girl --we were certain she was a little bitch (no pun intended, heh) and teased him into it; he was always a gentle dog who loved people-- and got hauled to the SPCA. LMAO, we had to "re-adopt" him, and he was a sorry, literal hang-dog, figure in his cage there, with a tag that read "VERY BAD DISPOSITION" and "NOT GOOD WITH CHILDREN".

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:11 PM (e7oj4)

96 Farm living is the life for me!

Posted by: Oliver Wendell Douglas at August 18, 2018 04:11 PM (IqV8l)

97 My Dad's version of that was "take the dog to 33 mile road and let him out."

That never happened, but it was Dad's plan. Just in case.


Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (SbIX4)

Michigan - lots of "x Mile "roads.
Congratulations, hon. I'm so happy for you two!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:13 PM (txw6d)

98 LMAO, we had to "re-adopt" him, and he was a sorry, literal hang-dog, figure in his cage there, with a tag that read "VERY BAD DISPOSITION" and "NOT GOOD WITH CHILDREN".


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I think Hairy Reed spent some time in that facility. Maybe your dog knew him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:13 PM (uh2Uo)

99 100

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 04:14 PM (CwOPz)

100
If you see a large box that is shaking and hissing, do not open it. Unless you like Emu Surprise.
Posted by: Anna Puma


It works fast and you won't stink.

Posted by: Johnny's bench at August 18, 2018 04:14 PM (IqV8l)

101 250 pound emotional support animal? Yeah, that's worth another ticket.

Also, they're mostly horizontal. I say miniature emotional support horse buys two tickets. It's not like there's enough room for it to stand in the aisle.

(Can they be potty trained? I've never seen a horse that wouldn't just drop a deuce wherever and whatever it was doing.)

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 04:14 PM (P1f+c)

102 Basically, one encounter with a skunk entitled my dog to a session with the hose. Otherwise, he had to make do with his tongue.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:15 PM (uh2Uo)

103 One of these days I need to send in some pics of our girls.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 18, 2018 04:15 PM (JUOKG)

104 (Can they be potty trained? I've never seen a horse that wouldn't just drop a deuce wherever and whatever it was doing.)



Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 04:14 PM (P1f+c)

If it's a mini-horse, maybe you can match-stick it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:16 PM (txw6d)

105 I sense a business opportunity - Designer diapers for miniature horses.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:16 PM (y4EGh)

106 104 (Can they be potty trained? I've never seen a horse that wouldn't just drop a deuce wherever and whatever it was doing.)



Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 04:14 PM (P1f+c)

If it's a mini-horse, maybe you can match-stick it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:16 PM (txw6d)

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If someone makes diapers for ducks...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:16 PM (uh2Uo)

107 I think Hairy Reed spent some time in that facility. Maybe your dog knew him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:13 PM (uh2Uo)

--Hairy Reed is morally inferior to any of the animals who were there then.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:17 PM (e7oj4)

108 Otherwise, he had to make do with his tongue.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:15 PM (uh2Uo)

I do alright.

Posted by: Jasper at August 18, 2018 04:17 PM (txw6d)

109 I simply can not imagine taking a miniature horse in the cabin of an airplane.
Where is it gonna sit? Who gets to clean up the aisle apples? I love horses, but imagine the smell!
Cheyenne is a pretty good sized girl, not miniature horse sized but too big to bring aboard in the cabin. Housebroken, too, but when there is no outside to take her to, well...

Posted by: Antisocialist at August 18, 2018 04:17 PM (9BwmK)

110 I would take an Emotional Support Tarantula over spending one minute sitting next to Hairy Reed. Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:17 PM (y4EGh)

111 If someone makes diapers for ducks...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:16 PM (uh2Uo)

Pre-flight poop inducement is better for everyone.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (txw6d)

112 There are already ready-made diapers for chimps, mini-horses, and elderly people.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (e7oj4)

113 So a Papillon is a chihuahua that is not a member of the Zetas or MS13?

Posted by: Downcast at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (M/I87)

114 112 There are already ready-made diapers for chimps, mini-horses, and elderly people.
Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (e7oj4)

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Hillary likes Size Minihorse.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at August 18, 2018 04:19 PM (uh2Uo)

115 I can't even bring my emotional pony keg on board!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 04:19 PM (kQs4Y)

116
Pre-flight poop inducement is better for everyone.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (txw6d)

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The TSA will not clean pony shit out of the X-ray scanner. It's in their union contract.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:20 PM (uh2Uo)

117 "...emotional support pony keg."

See how tense I am?!

*quaffs*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (kQs4Y)

118 Cicero...

Is miniature horse cavity searches in the TSA contract?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (y4EGh)

119 72
One of the meanest dogs I have ever seen was a dachsund/chihuahua mix we had briefly as a kid. Yoou couldn't walk within 2 feet of it while eating or it would come after you.

It bit a neighbor kid in the face and had to go "live on a farm".
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:00 PM (I16G


When I was about 8 years old my family went to visit my aunt and uncle. They had a dachshund which I enjoyed playing with. One night she was eating her dinner and I went over to pet her. She casually bit me on the arm and went back to eating. OK, I got it. I left her alone.

A couple days later my mom noticed that my arm was red and swollen. They took me to the emergency room and I spilled the beans. I said the dog had bitten me, but it was my own fault because I bothered her while she was eating. I hadn't said anything because I didn't want to get her in trouble.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (sdi6R)

120 Comfort Lager. I think I've heard of that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (uh2Uo)

121 "Luckily, I am immune to its effects..." *drifts into stupor*

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The 'teddy-bears' on Vulcan are alive, doctor, and have 6" fangs.

Posted by: mr spock at August 18, 2018 04:22 PM (Evws/)

122 118 Cicero...

Is miniature horse cavity searches in the TSA contract?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (y4EGh)

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The great thing about those is, you can go in with both hands.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (uh2Uo)

123 Laughing out loud here -- my current old man dogs are 'big' and 'huge' and 'scary'. I am careful to tell neighbor kids that they are not nice with the subtext being that I will not allow them to play. For some reason, my dogs don't like little boys past toddlers -- aside from their own in the house.

Anybody else have problems with dogs disliking little boys?

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (MIKMs)

124 Instead of Yingling, they should have called it Comfort Lager.

Then there would be Southern Comfort Lager

After that it would be really silly.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (y4EGh)

125
Anybody else have problems with dogs disliking little boys?
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (MIKMs)

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I know I don't get it.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at August 18, 2018 04:24 PM (uh2Uo)

126 I have heard of mini-horses being trained for seeing eye animals. They are calmer than the big horses, and smart so they may work for that (but even so I think airlines could demand extra fees or just say no to having them in the cabin, cuz they are a prey animal and don't have the track record of the dogs)

But emotional support? NO, hell NO, get a (non huge breed) rabbit and have it on your lap if you are not literate enough to use a book for distraction from plane jitters like normal adults have done for decades.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 04:25 PM (c0w18)

127 Chya the Sehlat. One fang broken and really needed to go on a diet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:26 PM (y4EGh)

128 --Hairy Reed is morally inferior to any of the animals who were there then.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 04:17 PM (e7oj4)

--Hairy Reed is morally inferior

That is really all you need to say. Impugning the character of all those animals is just wrong.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 04:26 PM (UsCnO)

129 64 Guess this thread is the true proper venue for this news item.

Southwest Airlines will soon allow as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses to board their planes. No word if they will be free to move about the cabin though the little darlings will be out of luck since the airline has stopped serving peanuts.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:56 PM (y4EGh)

This sounds like an incredibly horrible idea.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 18, 2018 04:27 PM (Rz2Nc)

130 Anybody else have problems with dogs disliking little boys?
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (MIKMs)

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It makes sense. Little boys are fearless knuckleheads that probably annoy dogs much more than little girls.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:27 PM (I16G8)

131 In the Moral Olympics, a Norwegian rat comes out the better in comparison to Harry Reid.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:27 PM (y4EGh)

132 "2-Headed Shark Attack" on Syfy right now.
It's a combination of kbdabear's compliance chicks, two headed sharks, and atolls that are tipping over.
So much awesome.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 18, 2018 04:27 PM (8iiMU)

133 Cheyenne is a sweetheart, but she has a huge, deep bark that makes her sound like she might just take your head off. Makes people think twice about coming into the yard to try to sell me stuff. I take her with me in the car when I run errands. Nobody bothers me, my car, my stuff, or the cars on either side of me.

Posted by: Antisocialist at August 18, 2018 04:28 PM (9BwmK)

134 My grandpa owned the farmhouse nearest the edge of town. Every abanded pet in town ended up there. He generally had about 10 dogs. When the beagle mix bit my sister in the face, the shotgun came out and Blue got dragged around the corner and did not come back after the loud bang.

Posted by: Downcast at August 18, 2018 04:28 PM (M/I87)

135 Southwest Airlines will soon allow as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses to board their planes. No word if they will be free to move about the cabin though the little darlings will be out of luck since the airline has stopped serving peanuts.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 03:56 PM (y4EGh)

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Dale, I feel Triggered.

Posted by: Roy Rogers at August 18, 2018 04:28 PM (uh2Uo)

136 Jya ne, need to get groceries and lottery tickets since both are in the budget.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:30 PM (y4EGh)

137 Anyone have thoughts on whether Grizzlie Bears are appropriate pets for young children?

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at August 18, 2018 04:30 PM (uh2Uo)

138 I need a prescription for an emotional support Mila Kunis.

Posted by: doctor, doctor, give me the news at August 18, 2018 04:30 PM (YisB7)

139 I've always read that ragdolls were very passive. It would probably be relatively easy to train Tau not to be aggressive if that ever became a problem.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 04:30 PM (/qEW2)

140
Dale, I feel Triggered.

Posted by: Roy Rogers at August 18, 2018 04:28 PM (uh2Uo)

That a thread winner, right there.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 04:32 PM (UsCnO)

141 131
In the Moral Olympics, a Norwegian rat comes out the better in comparison to Harry Reid.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 04:27 PM (y4EGh)

yes, I snorted.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 04:34 PM (UsCnO)

142 You want an emotional support Mila Kunis.
You'll settle for an emotional support Kate Upton.
You get an emotional support Lena Dunham.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 18, 2018 04:35 PM (Evws/)

143 The local radio host was talking about the emotional support horse last night. Get caught with a plastic straw and you'll be tasered in the aisle. A miniature horse? No problem.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 04:35 PM (sdi6R)

144
When I was about 8 years old my family went to
visit my aunt and uncle. They had a dachshund which I enjoyed playing
with. One night she was eating her dinner and I went over to pet her.
She casually bit me on the arm and went back to eating. OK, I got it. I
left her alone.



A couple days later my mom noticed that my arm was red and swollen.
They took me to the emergency room and I spilled the beans. I said the
dog had bitten me, but it was my own fault because I bothered her while
she was eating. I hadn't said anything because I didn't want to get
her in trouble.





Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM

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We had a miniature Scotty named Speck that was the most friendly dog in the world unless anyone other than me, the wife or our son came near him when he was eating.


He bit a friend's kid in the face when he got to close to his food bowl one time. The kids' mom said it was his own fault for messing with the dog when he was eating after she told him not to do that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 18, 2018 04:36 PM (JUOKG)

145 142
You want an emotional support Mila Kunis.
You'll settle for an emotional support Kate Upton.
You get an emotional support Lena Dunham.



Posted by: andycanuck at August 18, 2018 04:35 PM (Evws/)

the true definition of Socialism.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 04:36 PM (UsCnO)

146 It makes sense. Little boys are fearless knuckleheads that probably annoy dogs much more than little girls.
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I still do not know why my dogs differentiate. The only times I have had to go to neighbors and promise that I would bite their kid if I saw him around my dog again rather than good dog being put down (realistically, the answer) is when the kid is over 6. Is that some kind of magic number for boyhood?

The kid who was using an umbrella to poke (maybe he was swordfighting) at my old rottweiler was lucky that I talked to his parents rather than taking him down myself.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:37 PM (MIKMs)

147 Heh. We had a burro named "Beto" when I was a little kid.
Loved that critter.

And yeah, "Beto"(from "Berto") is a nickname for Roberto, though far more common in Mexico than elsewhere. Most of the Robertos I knew were called "Tito" --- derived from "Robertito," the diminutive of Roberto.

It's funny. There was a time when people in Massachusetts, like John Kerry's father, changed their names to ingratiate themselves with the Irish riff-raff.
Now we have an Irishman adopting a Spanish name to ingratiate himself with the Mexican riff-raff.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 04:37 PM (0jtPF)

148 Weren't you a little hard on the old Trigger last night, June?

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:37 PM (Evws/)

149 Dale, I feel Triggered!

Posted by: amy schumer at August 18, 2018 04:38 PM (Evws/)

150 The trigger was a little limp last night, Ward.

Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:41 PM (uh2Uo)

151 Sorry, June. I kept thinking of thinking of Lumpy Rutherford.

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:43 PM (uh2Uo)

152 At least Lucy Ricardo doesn't wear white gloves while giving me a 'handy', June.

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:43 PM (Evws/)

153

This Sunday "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time" brings the tenacious franchise to an end.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 04:45 PM (IqV8l)

154 I thought you liked my White Glove Service, Ward. Maybe we should divorce.

Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:45 PM (uh2Uo)

155 ... and Lucy wears the right type of pearl necklaces!

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:45 PM (Evws/)

156 You could make your play for Lucy Ricardo.

Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:46 PM (uh2Uo)

157 My GSD has a tattoo in her ear. It's her German registration number. I was going to get one to match.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 18, 2018 04:46 PM (dQTld)

158 It's funny. There was a time when people in Massachusetts, like John Kerry's father, changed their names to ingratiate themselves with the Irish riff-raff.
Now we have an Irishman adopting a Spanish name to ingratiate himself with the Mexican riff-raff.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 04:37 PM (0jtPF)

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The Hispandering is doing nothing but raising R approval among black voters. I hope they keep it up, good and hard.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:47 PM (I16G8)

159 I always heard, once you go Cuban, you never go back. But I wish you luck, Ward.

Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:48 PM (uh2Uo)

160 You and that little dick of yours.

Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:49 PM (uh2Uo)

161 And have some crazy Cuban guy looking to cut my nuts off, June? You'd just love that.

Oh, I forgot. You cut them off years ago.

Screw this. I'm going out with Otis Campbell to get some 'shine.

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:49 PM (Evws/)

162 A couple days later my mom noticed that my arm was red and swollen. They took me to the emergency room and I spilled the beans. I said the dog had bitten me, but it was my own fault because I bothered her while she was eating. I hadn't said anything because I didn't want to get her in trouble.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 04:21 PM (sdi6R)


You did good braving it out given your aim was to learn to interact politely with the dog. Your parents must have realized that punishing/training the dog that long after the offense would have no effect.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 04:50 PM (/qEW2)

163 And now I'm glad we sleep in separate beds, bitch!

Posted by: Ward Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:51 PM (Evws/)

164 Cheyenne -- what breed or mix is she? New Dog looks just like her except for black and white. My opinion, FWIW, is that New Dog is boxer/american bulldog, but who knows. Let me know what you know about her.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:51 PM (MIKMs)

165 I remember when our entire sled team had to go "live on a farm."
Posted by: Ernest Shackleton at August 18, 2018 04:01 PM (uh2Uo)

Just don't eat the livers.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 04:52 PM (/vRFU)

166 Brody has a number tattoo on his belly in the right flank area. Since I got him from a shelter I tried to locate the source of the number. No luck.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 18, 2018 04:53 PM (qfLhG)

167 Doesn't someone here have pet emus?
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 04:05 PM (AOpTF)

I think it's Alex the Chick who runs an Emu delivery service.

Refuse any six foot tall boxes with air holes in them.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 04:54 PM (/vRFU)

168 I was watching a Owen Benjamin stand up comedy video. He has a great bit about dogs at 12:50 minutes into his act. NSFW due to language but funny and very descriptive of why we love dogs.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybnbgtd4

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 04:56 PM (kG2lj)

169 I think it's Alex the Chick who runs an Emu delivery service.

Refuse any six foot tall boxes with air holes in them.
Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 04:54 PM (/vRFU)

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It would be just your luck that the box you refuse turns out to be your free trial alpaca.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 04:57 PM (uh2Uo)

170 123---Anybody else have problems with dogs disliking little boys?
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 04:23 PM (MIKMs)
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A friend of mine had a Westie that disliked little GIRLS.

You have to figure that somewhere, sometime, the pups were threatened or even hurt by a specific type of human and a specific fear/dislike was imprinted.

Maybe it's like me with Pekingese. One bit me when I was little. It was a minor, band-aid thing but left a scar.
Not so much a physical one --- you'd have to search for that with a magnifying glass today! --- but a specific (irrational) fear of Pekes ever after.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 05:02 PM (0jtPF)

171 Did I mention the place in Cambridge, MA called The Laundro-Mutt?

It's a "self-service" washing place for dogs.


There's a car wash place here that has one stall done up for washing dogs. Or emotional support miniature horses, I suppose.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 18, 2018 05:03 PM (/vRFU)

172 So I am finally relenting for the no pets on my house where daughter and family live. My suggestion is that they find a pair of younger cats from the shelter, so they don't have to pay through the nose for spay/neuter. Soninlaw wanted me to approve a stray from the warehouse. My suggestion is that warehouse kittens are 'working cats' and let them work. Household is different.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 05:03 PM (MIKMs)

173 Am I the first to mention that these are the dog days of summer?

Posted by: Logprof at August 18, 2018 05:06 PM (My3Ru)

174 Am I the first to mention that these are the dog days of summer?
Posted by: Logprof at August 18, 2018 05:06 PM (My3Ru)

The best part of Barbecue Season.

Posted by: Barky Obama at August 18, 2018 05:08 PM (AcZtS)

175 I always heard, once you go Cuban, you never go back. But I wish you luck, Ward.
Posted by: June Cleaver at August 18, 2018 04:48 PM (uh2Uo)



Yeah. Raul will make sure of that.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 05:10 PM (2K6fY)

176 Chess thread is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 05:12 PM (kQs4Y)

177 My brother and sister kittens , Bogie and Bacall are now 41/2 months old . They went from weighing a pound at 10 weeks old when I got them to now at least six pounds. They are a handful but no regrets.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 18, 2018 05:13 PM (2DOZq)

178 >>>I think the mini horse being allowed to fly in the cabin is udder bull shyte.

ITA
actually, the whole racket is.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 18, 2018 05:14 PM (Tm+wy)

179 Great story about Kiwi the Visla. We have a visla in NZ called Pushka. Hungarian for gun or rifle which is sort of ironic as she lives on a rifle range. She is getting old and is a cancer survivor and has a few wee health issues but is the bestest dog I ever had. They are such a good dog breed. We love them

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at August 18, 2018 05:20 PM (v1rd+)

180 County fairs always had unusual animal shows. The chicken that played the piano, Racing pigs, (loved Oreo cookies) on and on. Probably some are still around.

Posted by: Colin at August 18, 2018 05:38 PM (wS95n)

181 I hope you like them because the man at the aquarium said he won't take them back.

Posted by: Nick Charles at August 18, 2018 06:01 PM (vXMB2)

182 You have to figure that somewhere, sometime, the pups were threatened or even hurt by a specific type of human and a specific fear/dislike was imprinted.

That happens. I had a friend with a rescue mutt that was fine with everybody... unless they were wearing a baseball cap. Then he was scared poopless.

Poor thing.

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 06:08 PM (P1f+c)

183 Daughter's foundling mutt doesn't like most men, hides (but will defend herself if pushed) if men get loud or start waving their arms around, and she isn't a big fan of guys in hats. Daughter has had her since she was roughy 4 months old, but those first four months must've been pretty bad.

Posted by: Occasional commenter, frequent reader at August 18, 2018 06:10 PM (75Xvv)

184 "Boobers just harfed up another hairball on the rug."

(Something frequently said at WTF's house)

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 18, 2018 06:41 PM (kDNJ+)

185 Loved the "co-pilot" sticker.

The best thing about the Pet Thread is that every pet on it has a story.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 07:02 PM (atTnz)

186
"He bit a friend's kid in the face when he got to close to his food bowl one time. The kids' mom said it was his own fault for messing with the dog when he was eating after she told him not to do that. "

So many good dogs have been put down early because of ignorant kids. A byproduct of ignorant parents, and it's a shame that kids get hurt for no reason.

NEVER interfere with a dog that is eating. Once you put that bowl or treat down to them it is theirs, and the "guarding food" instinct kicks in. You are asking to get bit.

For a dog that is really a 'guarder', you can approach at a safe distance and drop a bit of food or treat for them. This will help them get over the instinct that you are going to try to take their food away. This method really helped with our Bahamian Potcake, she quit growling and lip curling if you even walked by while she was eating.



Posted by: BoyNsea at August 18, 2018 08:40 PM (Fks5r)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Impatient for a change in the weather? [KT]

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Aug 10 after an early morning rain at Salishan resort on the Oregon coast

Please list me as a dedicated lurker on your marvelous site.

Wish I were there, Dedicated Lurker. It's been a long time since we've seen rain in the San Joaquin Valley. That photo is a beautiful reminder of what we're missing. It's been hot for too long, too. I'm ready for a change. You happy with your current weather?

To increase my envy, here's another lovely photo of Impatiens after the rain. The bicolor ones above are interesting, but the flower form of the one below makes me think that maybe it is a New Guinea type, or a New Guinea hybrid. They have substance. Especially nice in the rain.

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Birds, Butterflies and Moths in the Yard and Garden

Seamus Muldoon has sent in a great update on the Elephant Hat (nest):

The hummingbird babies are now a tad over two weeks old. Much bigger, the nest is nearly overflowing. Feathers much better developed. Beaks elongating nicely. Will probably be out of the nest within a few days.

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Those little hummers are starting to look like birds now! Saw a photo of a hummingbird nest built on a peach this week. Muldoon's elephant looks like a much more secure location.

Illiniwek has lots of bird visitors. This is from earlier in the season.

I've observed a lot of robin nests, and some bluebirds, but this is the first time I've seen cardinal eggs ... they are right in the garden, though in a thick bush.

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And this young robin was caught on a security camera early this month.

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One reason Illiniwek gets lots of bird visitors is that he has things for them to eat.

I encourage the chicory in a few places.

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Chicory is often used in forage mixtures for wildlife plots intended to attract deer, quail or turkeys. I like the look of the individual flowers, too. Reminds me of childhood walks through the hills.

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As penance for missing National Moth Week recently, here is a photo of the Ceanothus Silkmoth. The photo is from British Columbia. There are some other nice photos you can enlarge at the preceding link. These big moths are as showy as any of our big butterflies. It is a Western moth, and some of its larval host plants include Ceanothus species, commonly knowns as California Lilac, Wild Lilac or Buckbrush.

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Western species of Ceanothus are also host to the caterpillars of a number of butterflies, including Hairstreaks, Blues, Spring Azure, a Duskywing, California Tortoiseshell and the Pale Swallowtail. This is the Pale Swallowtail, a "devout puddler".

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Ceanothus is from the Buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). Its close relatives in the West used to mostly be called Rhamnus, but I don't know what they are now. The name of the California Coffeeberry has been changed to Frangula californica. There are other buckthorns with holly-shaped leaves and such. Most of them are grown for their toughness, sometimes for their showy berries. And as thorny barrier planst. Flowers of the ones called "buckthorn" tend not to be too showy. Another relative is the Jujube. I have a Jujube tree. It isn't native, of course. Mine is thornless, but the suckers from the root stock are wickedly thorny.

Western Ceanothus species and cultivars are grown both for their flowers and foliage. Some have flowers that smell like fresh popcorn. If you live in the West, I suggest consulting with a good nursery, buying from a specialist or at least looking your cultivar up in the Sunset Western Garden Book. These plants vary from one another wildly. Some are creepers that need no water in the fog belt, others are 15-foot shrubs. Some need no water (and languish with water) in summer. Others accept summer water. Most are evergreen, a few are cold-hardy and lose their leaves in winter. As a group, they don't live very long, generally about 5 - 10 years.

The low-growing ones provide nesting spots for quail. All of them provide seeds for quail and smaller birds. In addition to being hosts to butterflies and moths, and providing nectar to many insects and to hummingbirds. This one is a hybrid called 'Dark Star'.

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The most well-known Ceanothus in the East is New Jersey Tea, AKA 'Redroot'.

New Jersey-tea is a low, upright, deciduous shrub that grows to only 3 ft. tall. Pubescent leaves give the entire plant a grayish cast. Small white flowers occur in 2 in., branch-tip clusters. A low shrub with tiny white flowers in oval clusters rising from the leaf axils on the new shoots. The base is woody, while the upper portion of the plant is made up of herbaceous, spreading branches. Fall color is insignificant.

The dried leaves of this nitrogen-fixing shrub make an excellent tea that was very popular during the Revolutionary War period.

After the Boston Tea Party . . . .

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New Jersey Tea and its Eastern relatives are tough and adaptable. They recover quickly after fire. Wild turkeys and quail like the seeds.

The Eastern Ceanothus species host the caterpillars of the delightful little Spring Azure and Summer Azure butterflies, and the Mottled Duskywing, which you might mistake for a moth because it perches with its wings open. Here's a Summer Azure. Photo taken in Massachusetts. I love the facial profiles of the little Azure, Blue, Copper and Hairstreak butterflies. And check out the striped antennae and legs on this one.

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Gardens of The Horde

Got some Flavor King Pluots this week from a friend. There are few fruits in the world more flavorful than a fully ripe Flavor King. I bought the tree for them. Glad I did now. They had a plum tree which could serve as a pollinator. I recommend giving fruit trees to friends and family if you know that the recipient wants the tree, and if the tree would go in a good location.

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Our own Flavor King Pluot died some years ago, along with our beloved Emerald Beaut Plum and some other stone fruits on the north side of the house. We suspect a soil fungus.

Anything going on in your garden?

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

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1 My garden....and yard, and even acres of the woods have been taken over by Japanese Stilt Grass. This invasive plant doesn't seem to be eaten by deer and is crowding out everything in its path.

I don't care about the landscaping, it is the wildflowers I fear for.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 18, 2018 12:50 PM (FTlwv)

2 Great photos.

Posted by: HH at August 18, 2018 12:51 PM (mIJBI)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 12:53 PM (DLK3N)

4 Jinx the Cat at August 18, 2018 12:50 PM

Great. Another Grass from Hell.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 12:53 PM (BVQ+1)

5 Great. Another Grass from Hell.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor


Wasn't that an Englebert Humperdink song ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 12:56 PM (DLK3N)

6 A now-deceased aunt told me that chickory was also used as a coffee substitute during the Depression. Don't ask me how that was done, but it's an interesting side note.

Posted by: dad29 at August 18, 2018 12:57 PM (7Kti7)

7 My garden....and yard, and even acres of the woods have been taken over by Japanese Stilt Grass. This invasive plant doesn't seem to be eaten by deer and is crowding out everything in its path.

Godzilla Grass !

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:00 PM (DLK3N)

8 A now-deceased aunt told me that chickory was also used as a coffee substitute during the Depression. Don't ask me how that was done, but it's an interesting side note.
Posted by: dad29 at August 18, 2018 12:57 PM (7Kti7)


I'm pretty sure Café du Monde is still blended with chicory.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:01 PM (y87Qq)

9 Godzilla Grass !
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I'm fighting something called quack grass. It's invasive as well and almost impossible to kill. So not fun.

Which is why... Winter Rocks!!!

And yes, I am saying this as someone who lives in Michigan and does not ski.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (SbIX4)

10 We had a hummingbird nest in the eaves off the back porch. Lots of babies there through the years, until the Stellar Jays found the nest...
We are on a hummer migration path and get dozens at a time around our 3 feeders. We had one of the feeders on the back porch, until the roadrunners found it...
Nature is beautiful, but she is also a b*tch.

Posted by: Aeric at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (ZbgGv)

11 Most of the veggies are done for now except the Heat Master tomatoes. We are still picking them green and letting them ripen on window sills. That is working well and they taste terrific. We are supposed to have much cooler temps this week (about damn time) so we will put in some more leaf lettuce seeds for a hoped for fall crop. With all the reports of contaninated packaged lettuce, we are bit paranoid about any we haven't grown ourselves.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 01:08 PM (V+03K)

12 And yes, I am saying this as someone who lives in Michigan and does not ski.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (SbIX4)


*mittenbump*

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:08 PM (y87Qq)

13 Thanks for the ongoing photos and reports on the hummingbird babies. I've been following the saga like the old Saturday afternoon serials when we were kids. "Tune in again for the next thrilling installment."

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (V+03K)

14 Chicory here in Central WA is considered a noxious invasive weed. It is a pretty flower.
I looked it up and one has to pull the roots. Wash the dirt off. Let them dry. I then roast them briefly, grind them. Use a heavy duty grinder because they're tough and will fry a smaller one, ask me how I know, and then add the grounds into your coffee of choice. It is tasty but kind of dull by itself.
It's not too laborious a process. It is kind of interesting to make use of on otherwise despised, locally at least, plant.
Mt self seeded tobacco is coming along but it's been very hot and dry here so I won't see much useable leaves I think this year. I am getting a fair amount of millet growing, thanks top the bird seed I've been putting out for the birds in the yard.

Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 01:14 PM (wgCUV)

15 Boy, do I need to proofread before posting... Duh...
Mt=my, to, not top.

Posted by: Winston at August 18, 2018 01:16 PM (wgCUV)

16 Sometimes it is easy to lose track of the dates. The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac comes out in a few weeks. This is an annual ritual for me and I've already pre-ordered my copy.

BTW, last year the OFA forecast for our area was reasonably on target. Certainly better than the long range forecasts from the local news stations. I wouldn't bet money on it but at least the OFA isn't trying to gin up viewers with hyped predictions like the TV stations.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 01:18 PM (V+03K)

17 Why do they call it quack grass ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:19 PM (DLK3N)

18 Update on my NYS container garden (transitioned from ground to all containers this year):

I harvested a few cabbages this week. I have a few left growing and will allow those cabbages to continue to grow a while longer. The last thing I need is my husband eating cabbage day after day for a week or two. blech

The tomatoes are looking like they are done producing... and done turning. I guess they are getting pulled and put on my windowsill to see if they will redden.

The Brussels sprouts are still growing well. Total shock on how well these appear to be doing. I think harvest time is soon and I'll see how well they REALLY grew (empty sprouts or not).

And my peppers... the banana peppers just won't quit which is fine as we really like them. The bells (red, green, and orange) are still growing nicely.

And the Carolina Reapers I want to pull... after being lobbied by Hubby and my son to keep them, we went to a party last weekend and the story got around that I wanted to pull them out. We had several friends practically begging me to keep them and give them some when they ripened.

I have not yet yanked them (I am up to 8 people that want them!) so they continue to grow and flourish - against my better judgment. I hope I don't regret not pulling them before word got around.

Posted by: Ann at August 18, 2018 01:19 PM (e59uY)

19 JTB at August 18, 2018 01:18 PM

Seems kind of early for the Almanac to come out, but I guess with cover crops and all . . . .

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 01:20 PM (BVQ+1)

20 if someone comes up with the perfect chemical to kill the grasses, but not the rest ... they will be a billionaire overnight. Various chemical approaches are probably helpful ... I did a little early but a good rain brings up another flush.

Straw or plastic may be a preferred method next year, and more consistent chemical application. Certainly slothfulness does not work, as I can attest. My strawberry plants still look healthy, when I pull the grass back. Can't pull the grass (yet again) now or the strawberry roots come up with it. Will try wiping chemical on the high grass ... which has kinda worked. I did get some nice turnips that self seeded from last year.

Chickens are roaming free across the garden now, which is entertaining. Melons ripening, more eggs in a small pecan tree, but think these are from wrens, brown speckled but smaller I think. Will need to sit and observe ...

Only did 3 gallons of wine, fermentation kinda "stuck", not sure where I'm at on that score. I added some "wild yeast" via more grapes from the garden and it is going again ... time will tell.

too many tomatoes ... no canning this year. Picked 100 pears, another 60 out there up high. Lots of deer food plots under way ... life is good. cheers to the growers, pickers, "devourers".

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 01:22 PM (bT8Z4)

21 The tomatoes are looking like they are done producing... and done turning. I guess they are getting pulled and put on my windowsill to see if they will redden.

Put them in a brown paper bag in a cool dry place and they will redden.

or tell them dirty jokes.....

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:23 PM (DLK3N)

22 "Seems kind of early for the Almanac to come out, but I guess with cover crops and all . . . . "

Hi KT, It usually come out early September. My problem was in not realizing how close that is. I think all this damn heat and humidity has warped what's left of my brains.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 01:24 PM (V+03K)

23 Chicory was added to coffee in order to extend it a bit.
You can still get coffee-chicory blends in places like New Orleans.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 01:26 PM (w7KSn)

24 We have chicory but I've never harvested the stuff.

Trying to eradicate it. It laughs at RoundUp. Best way is to pull the long taproot but they usually break off if I don't presoak and dig around first.

Best I can do when it's this hot is just cut back the ugly stems before they set seed.

Too bad the whole plant isn't as pretty as the individual flowers.

Posted by: JQ at August 18, 2018 01:26 PM (yD/Pf)

25 Put them in a brown paper bag in a cool dry place and they will redden.

or tell them dirty jokes.....
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:23 PM (DLK3N)

I'd have to go to Trader Joe's to get a brown bag. And we quit the newspaper last month (Hubby could no longer take the Trump bashing), so that won't work. I "may" have a roll of raw newsprint that I use for wrapping gifts, so that would work. Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by: Ann at August 18, 2018 01:29 PM (e59uY)

26 My Bee weed patches, AKA as horse pens are still blooming away. They like me spot spraying the burrs which tend to hog all the water and stuff. The tater plants look good, I'm not ready to mess with cooking any yet so I have no idea if its all tops or I am actually getting some tubers.

Took a walk break yesterday at work along the creek path and the wild plums are in fruit and starting to turn red. I had to remind myself they are too sour to eat out of hand and I'm not going to carve out time to make jam.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 01:29 PM (cLj/v)

27 Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by: Ann


You're welcome !

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:32 PM (DLK3N)

28 From Idaho's Treasure Valley: We got back this Tuesday from husband's family's reunion in NC. The air here is smoky - not horrible, but it makes it hazy all day. (Could be much worse - I have a friend in Clearlake, CA, where it's awful.)

I asked multiple friends to pick vegetables while I was gone, but I don't know if they did. On Thursday, I processed 12 pounds of green beans into 1# freezer bags; that doesn't count all the ones that were too big and became compost. The cucumbers continue to produce WAY too much - husband has some ideas for further recipes, but a lot of them may be destined for compost. We haven't even gotten around to picking the Romas yet-

Because the salad tomatoes have gone nuts. Plus, I thought I knew which plant was which, but looking at the fruits, I think I was only right about one of them! I believe the one with rounder, redder, larger fruits is the one Big Boy. The other 3 have smaller, more oval fruits, with an orange or brown tinge, and they often have some green to the shoulders - I believe these are the heirloom Nyagous. Has anyone grown those, does that seem like a good description of a Nyagous? We still need to wash them, scald to remove the skin, and start filling the freezer with them, so we can can up some tomato sauce later - but not too much later, since the basil looks great now.

Since in our cloth bag row, we only have one butternut squash left, I pulled out the 2 dead zukes and the other butternut squash, and put all 4 drippers on the one live plant. I also put on a bit more fertilizer. I'll see if the plant looks perkier this coming week.

Of course along with tons of tomatoes and cukes, the corn is ready now. We processed 15 ears yesterday, got only 2.5 pounds into the freezer... corn involves so much waste... if it wasn't so good, we'd all have given it up a long time ago.

We haven't had good luck with blueberry bushes, so next year, we'll quit buying new ones, and just pull out whichever are obviously dead. I planted chamomile in one of the blueberry beds, and it's flowering all over the place - I'm trying to grab some flowers to make tea with.

Husband found a yellow jacket nest along the back property line, which explains how the traps in the apple trees end up so full. He'll have to go after that nest sometime soon.

Just to top off my lack of time to do anything other than process vegetables (or trip over containers of them on the kitchen floor because the refrigerator just can't HOLD it all) - I'm reporting for jury duty on Monday...

Posted by: Pat* at August 18, 2018 01:34 PM (2pX/F)

29 chicory has nice color that lasts for quite a while, which I like. Birds and bees also approve.
The flowers close up in the middle of the day. I don't have them in pasture/prairie areas that I mow just a couple times a year, and they have never been a problem in the fields with crops ... but I guess in some situations they are considered noxious.

I try to go through my little patches and pull Queen Anne's lace and several other competitors. Chicory has enough "flair" to earn its place. color ... I want lotsa color (other than green).

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 01:38 PM (bT8Z4)

30 I'm reporting for jury duty on Monday...

Posted by: Pat*


George Carlin once advised about jury duty....

Just tell the judge "I can tell if a person is guilty just by LOOKING at them !"

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:39 PM (DLK3N)

31 Our soil here in eastern PA is drenched. It seems as though I've driven through more downpours in the past month than in all of my previous experience. Trees are falling because the soil they're rooted in is saturated.
Plus we're inundated with lantern flies, possibly the most serious disaster to hit PA agriculture in modern times.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 01:46 PM (txw6d)

32 In Iowa State Fair news, today is the annual State Fair chili contest. This is an International Chili Society sanctioned event and draws a large crowd. Today's competition was marred by controversity when one of the entrants was found to have adulterated his chili with carrots. The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (AOpTF)

33 Our soil here in eastern PA is drenched

AMEN Sista !

I've lived here for 27 years and don't recall such a rainy August.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM (DLK3N)

34 I'm baaaaaack

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Presidential Panties at August 18, 2018 01:54 PM (PCb3o)

35 illiniwek at August 18, 2018 01:22 PM
Thanks for the report and the photo of the blue chicory flowers. They really are blue.
So are some Ceanothus flowers. True blue is sort of rare in flowers. I appreciate it.

Posted by: KT at August 18, 2018 01:54 PM (BVQ+1)

36 Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM
A cautionary tale.

Posted by: KT at August 18, 2018 01:55 PM (BVQ+1)

37 The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (AOpTF)
----------

I hope you said hi to BCochran before they bounced him.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 01:57 PM (JJZzu)

38 Big wedding next door. We even cleaned up the weeds and debris so that their yard adjoining ours looks relatively (!) kempt. Difficult for me, because I am a very casual gardener, but our adjoining front yard look nice. Time for a shower and youngest kidlet is going to have a beer/wine stash just for our driveway. Never thought that people really attempt to 'landscape' inches, but here it is.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 18, 2018 01:58 PM (MIKMs)

39 I adulterate my chili with Chardonnay

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Presidential Panties at August 18, 2018 01:58 PM (PCb3o)

40 I know I always say this, but it's always true: this thread has the most beautiful pictures, week after week. I'm happy for everyone else's success in the garden, even though my basil has pretty much drowned this year *sob*.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 01:59 PM (JJZzu)

41 AMEN Sista !



I've lived here for 27 years and don't recall such a rainy August.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM (DLK3N)

I'm maybe 20 miles south of Allentown.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:00 PM (txw6d)

42 I can only manage to grow aloe

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Presidential Panties at August 18, 2018 02:00 PM (PCb3o)

43 Miley, my dear!

Posted by: Ladyl at August 18, 2018 02:01 PM (v4pQ0)

44 Speaking of Bluebells...

Years ago I plant mint plants along the strip of ground between my driveway and the neighbor's fence.

Today, I noticed ONE bluebell in amongst the mint.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:02 PM (DLK3N)

45 Pat* at August 18, 2018 01:34 PM
Thanks for the report, Pat*. Sorry about the blueberries. Don't know if the real northerners would do better or not.

Nyagous is a slightly elongated salad-sized tomato (not as long s a Roma) that is generally flaw-free in appearance. Dark-hued. May start out with green shoulders or show orange in some weather conditions.

Posted by: KT at August 18, 2018 02:02 PM (BVQ+1)

46 I'm maybe 20 miles south of Allentown.


Posted by: Miley,


I'm just outside of NE Philly.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:03 PM (DLK3N)

47 I'm happy for everyone else's success in the garden, even though my basil has pretty much drowned this year *sob*.
Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 01:59 PM (JJZzu)


Oh no! Poor bluebell. At least it didn't bolt, which is what happens to just about any herb I try to grow.

Are you doing the sad ice cream cone thing?
https://stoatnet.org/icecream.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 02:03 PM (y87Qq)

48 City says I must prune back the junipers-- I take it to mean *now* (which is the WORST time to do it)-- or they will send in a crew to butcher them for me, as well as overcharge $$$ for it.
Damn. Guess I'd better get after it.

Posted by: JQ at August 18, 2018 02:04 PM (yD/Pf)

49 Ladyl! I'm certain that you're suffused with joy being where you are right now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:05 PM (txw6d)

50 I'm just outside of NE Philly.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:03 PM (DLK3N)

Have you been infested with lantern flies yet? Apparently this is a very serious APB for them. Aggie folks have traveled to China to find out more about how they feed and propagate. No predators here, really. Although spiders still catch them in webs, along with anything else flying by.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:07 PM (txw6d)

51 I didn't do a garden this year.
But my rosemary and thyme, have hung on to do well.
I can't walk past them without thinking Italian for dinner.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:09 PM (0tfLf)

52 Miley-

I don't know what a lantern fly is.


Lantern flies...quacking grass....what's the world coming to ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:12 PM (DLK3N)

53 37 The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (AOpTF)
----------

I hope you said hi to BCochran before they bounced him.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18,

******

If they find orca in the mix I hope they shoot him.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:12 PM (0tfLf)

54 But my rosemary and thyme, have hung on to do well.

Scarborough Fair ?

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:13 PM (DLK3N)

55 Oh, we have a bat that sleeps between the raised storm window and the screen of the kitchen window. He takes off every evening around 8. He yawned the other night as he began to stir. So cute! His body is about 2 1/2" long.
Back into plant talk - my geranium was going gangbusters in July. I commented to my SiL that I'd never seen it looking so fine. 3 stalks over a yard tall, and nicely filled out, with plenty of flower buds just beginning to open.

It's a naked and bedraggled mess now.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:14 PM (txw6d)

56 Scarborough Fair ?
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018

****

No parsley or sage.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:15 PM (0tfLf)

57 Buy now.

Posted by: President Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Panties $79.99 at August 18, 2018 02:18 PM (PCb3o)

58 So Miley is talking about a nekid and bedraggled mess with bats in her belfry.

Hhhmmmm.

The things you can read on a Saturday.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:18 PM (0tfLf)

59 No parsley or sage.


bummer

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:18 PM (DLK3N)

60 Something just for gardening amusement. Well, plant related anyway. Do a search on Youtube with "making tiny native terrariums". The poster does other terrarium videos but this one uses TINY bottles. The biggest is perhaps the size of a pill bottle. Others are smaller. If you have appropriate size plants available it could be fun. Certainly the cost would be minimal. The tools are a piece of paper, some tweezers, and a shaped bamboo skewer.

The next time I'm at our favorite nursery, I'm going to look at their alpine plants. Some of them are very petite and stay that way. Could be a hoot.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 02:19 PM (V+03K)

61 I should send in a picture one of my yard creatures.
Well my 2 Honey Dew plants didn't produce a thing, so disheartening.
Getting tomatoes, squash, some peppers and cucumbers. Made refrigerator pickles last week and took some in for co-workers to try, they loved them. Going to throw in one of my hot peppers to spice up the next batch.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 02:21 PM (lxZ71)

62 Today, I noticed ONE bluebell in amongst the mint.
Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:02 PM (DLK3N)
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If your mint is still alive, it wasn't me.

Posted by: bluebell, killer of mint as well as basil and pretty much everything else at August 18, 2018 02:22 PM (JJZzu)

63 Late August is when I start to look up winter weather forecasts and check out Christmas cookbooks from the library.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 18, 2018 02:23 PM (vXMB2)

64 Very OT and not garden related

Today, I taught myself to use a pnumatic stapler!

Note to all morons: do not leave your power tools and my projects unfinished in my garage.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 02:24 PM (SbIX4)

65 *slightly used

Posted by: President Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Panties $79.99 at August 18, 2018 02:24 PM (PCb3o)

66 My parsley and rosemary are doing well. My sage is in its nascent stage - it should be well advanced from where it is. My thyme, which usually runs wild, I had to start from seed again this year because it died. It all came up nicely, and the constant rain just killed it. There is one tiny seedling in the barrel. I took a picture and sent it to a friend and I had to magnify the tiny thing so she could see it.

Not a good year for my herbs. Oh, my chives are okay!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:24 PM (JJZzu)

67 Also still getting rained on at least every other day, rain barrel has almost not been used in a month.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 02:25 PM (lxZ71)

68 Our desert willow has bloomed very nicely despite efforts of deer to destroy it. The bloom period is quite long, apparently; there's been a constant succession of fragrant orchid-like blooms. Another plus is the hummingbirds come to visit. All the drama without having to maintain a feeder!

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2018 02:26 PM (4HMW8)

69 Really, I'm just here so all the rest of you can feel better about your gardening skills.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:26 PM (JJZzu)

70 JT - Lantern fly:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybye4gvq
If you see this, report it at once. It's a PIA, since you'll be inundated with scientific folk.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:27 PM (txw6d)

71 My chives hung in pretty well for the year but the long dry stretch we are having has tapped it out.
I don't use it that much but it's fun to grow. Good for filling and empty spot in the herb bed.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:27 PM (0tfLf)

72 If your mint is still alive, it wasn't me.

Somebody gave me 2 kinds of mint plants about 20 years ago.

One was a spearmint and I have no idea what became of it.

The other mint plant just went crazy... I've given away mint plants over the years and I have to cut it back when it gets too close to my strawberry plant.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:28 PM (DLK3N)

73 Most of our tomatoes are a really weird shape. Don't know what causes that.

Posted by: Ronster at August 18, 2018 02:29 PM (Ha3L0)

74 So Miley is talking about a nekid and bedraggled mess with bats in her belfry.



Hhhmmmm.



The things you can read on a Saturday.



Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:18 PM (0tfLf)

To cap it off, my mother sleeps 16 hours a day, and does nothing but watch Fox News, eat and poop. She's turned into a cat. And my brother has lost part of his mind. We're going to have to become his guardians.
But at least the last set of rain clouds passed over without effect.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:29 PM (txw6d)

75 Really, I'm just here so all the rest of you can feel better about your gardening skills.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:26 PM


*****

We are why they have farmers markets everywhere.
Grab some fresh stuff, newly baked things and a couple bottles of wine. Yum!

Some assembly required.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:30 PM (0tfLf)

76 10+ pound groundhog or something in neighbor's back yard again. He picks up a bus and throws it back down as he wades through the buildings to the center of town.

We're gonna need a bigger trap.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 18, 2018 02:30 PM (RuIsu)

77 The next time I'm at our favorite nursery, I'm going
to look at their alpine plants. Some of them are very petite and stay
that way. Could be a hoot.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 02:19 PM (V+03K)

Those little air plant things are fun, too. Brain fart, can't recall the name.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:31 PM (txw6d)

78 I took a picture and sent it to a friend and I had to magnify the tiny thing so she could see it.

I've done that with fish that I've caught.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:31 PM (DLK3N)

79 Diogenes, I go to our little local farmer's market almost every single Thursday. There are other ones that are fancier but I like this one because it is small and it has been here the longest, at least 30 years.

There are maybe only a dozen or so stands, and of those, only four of those are produce farmers. I buy something from each one of them every week, and have a nice chat about their families, new babies, grandson at my old college, etc. Plus I get great veggies. I drop a bundle but I don't care - it helps them and we eat it all so it helps us.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:33 PM (JJZzu)

80 Really, I'm just here so all the rest of you can feel better about your gardening skills.



Posted by: bluebell


Pshaw !

You're a breath of flower-scented air wherever you appear.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:33 PM (DLK3N)

81 I am not sure what is going on. I have a Mockingbird Chick chirping and it is the middle of August. I want it gone or dead.

Posted by: Pamazon at August 18, 2018 02:33 PM (GhKPS)

82 53 If they find orca in the mix I hope they shoot him.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:12 PM (0tfLf)

No okra detected in the chili, however there's a stand here selling various kinds of breaded deep fried vegetables and one of the choices is . . . okra.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (AOpTF)

83 A year or so ago I was walking in a park and saw a swarm of butterflies (Yellow swallowtails) on the ground. I got closer and could take pictures of them while practically on top of them.
And what was keeping them there? Turns out that goose poop is to butterflies as bacon and alcohol are to humans.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (l9m7l)

84 BBells,
I used to go to the one in Leesburg. A German guy there with the best beef EVAH!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (0tfLf)

85 We are only at the "Gee, I wonder if ..." stage. The containers did a better job than expected this year. (Admittedly, low expectations.) We may do an expanded version in the future and look at things to let us extend the growing time both early and late. If that ever works out, we'll probably turn the old in-ground plot into a butterfly and bee attracting patch.

Yeah, I know. Clouds in my coffee. But the wondering could be fun.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (V+03K)

86 Why do they call it quack grass ?


*******


'Cause instead of growing up it grows down?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 02:36 PM (m45I2)

87 53 If they find orca in the mix I hope they shoot him.



Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:12 PM (0tfLf)

Killer whale chili?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:36 PM (txw6d)

88 So the papa hummingbird of our little nesting couple is doing his part. The feeder hangs from a pole off the side of our deck. He has staked out about three different perches roughly 30-40 feet away from the feeder, in bordering trees. He will sit on a branch and just wait. And wait. And wait.

The instant that any other hummingbird dares to approach the feeder he makes a straight line attack, flat out at 100 mph to chase off the intruder. Once he overshot his approach and flew to within about 3' of my face before swerving off.

Then he flies back up onto one of his three branches and sits. And waits. And waits.

Good job Dad!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 02:36 PM (m45I2)

89 And what was keeping them there? Turns out that goose poop is to butterflies as bacon and alcohol are to humans.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (l9m7l)

They love minty toothpaste spittings, too. We discovered this while camping.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 02:37 PM (txw6d)

90 JT - Lantern fly:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybye4gvq
If you see this, report it at once. It's a PIA, since you'll be inundated with scientific folk.


Posted by: Miley,


Ok. Thanks.

If I see one, I'll report it to Insomniac.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:37 PM (DLK3N)

91 'Cause instead of growing up it grows down?

Posted by: Muldoon


lol. Nice.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:39 PM (DLK3N)

92 Miley.
Sounds like my MIL and my nephew who has severe epilepsy.
Sigh....

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:43 PM (0tfLf)

93 pneumatic stapler!

What are you making with it? I have some chairs to recover and my little hand stapler, labeled power super leverage wonder stapler, is still just a hand stapler and I never get very far with it.

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:43 PM (Sp1NT)

94 When I had my Hummingbird feeder hanging from a beam on the front porch I used to get a ton of them coming around. But when I had the house covered with vinyl siding the beam was covered and I couldn't see putting a hole through that siding after I had just paid $13,000 to have the house covered. I still get a few coming around when my magnolia tree is blooming. But other than that I rarely see them anymore.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 02:45 PM (mpXpK)

95 In 1972, MR Paul Anka made his only appearance on the grandstand stage at the Iowa State Fair. Reserved tickets were $3, $4, and $5. The poster for the show does not specify if the guys got shirts.

Also appearing at the Fair grandstand that year were Sonny & Cher, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, and the Guess Who.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 02:45 PM (AOpTF)

96 No okra detected in the chili, however there's a stand here selling various kinds of breaded deep fried vegetables and one of the choices is . . . okra.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (AOpTF)

****

Alert SWAT.
Call the National Guard.
Launch the B-52's and get the dog catcher out there.
It's a Super Fund site now.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:47 PM (0tfLf)

97 My kids would gobble up deep-fried okra. So would I.

Deep-fried orca though, not so much.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:49 PM (JJZzu)

98 Finally finished the chicken wire and lumber rat proof tomato enclosures.

And now the cherry tomatoes are tapering off, and the hybrids are about finished.

I figure maybe two more weeks at most, and the 'maters will be finished for the year.

But they made a damn fine LGBT sandwich, on white toast.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 02:50 PM (wldC6)

99 Never tried deep-fried okra. I usually pan-fry it after coating with flour and cornmeal.
Not for the faint of heart, lol!

Posted by: JQ at August 18, 2018 02:51 PM (yD/Pf)

100 Deep-fried orca though, not so much.


*****


Ok. Ok.
OKRA.
Sheesh. Misspell one word...!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:51 PM (0tfLf)

101 Love the teensy hummingbird babies! Great photo!

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2018 02:52 PM (4HMW8)

102 Whenever I read this thread, the theme from Green Acres echoes in my head.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:55 PM (DLK3N)

103 I'm gonna go get some stuff done.

Have fun, everyone .

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:56 PM (DLK3N)

104 Growing okra is a mystery to me. My plants will flower and produce pods, but the plants stay about a foot tall with four leaves. I don't see how it can produce pods on such a wimpy plant.

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2018 02:56 PM (4HMW8)

105 one of these days, i will remember to submit the pics i've taken of my Coffeeberry, and the Ceanothus, the Bear Bush, and all the other natives in our front yard...

likely in about #twoweeks


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 18, 2018 02:57 PM (Usfbf)

106 Diogenes, I actually thought you were just joking. It never crossed my mind that you meant okra.

Iowa Bob, however, knew right away. Behold the power of eating deep-fried food on a stick for a week.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:58 PM (JJZzu)

107 Sounds like my MIL and my nephew who has severe epilepsy.

Sigh....

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 02:43 PM (0tfLf)

Ah well, prayers all around. I'm taking a day to recuperate from stress, and just focus on non-family stuff.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:00 PM (txw6d)

108 If I see one, I'll report it to Insomniac.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 02:37 PM (DLK3N)

LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:01 PM (txw6d)

109 I figure maybe two more weeks at most, and the 'maters will be finished for the year.



But they made a damn fine LGBT sandwich, on white toast.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 02:50 PM (wldC6)

I guess they aren't an endangered species any longer.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 03:02 PM (txw6d)

110 Pet Thread is up. Gardening Thread still accepting comments.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 03:03 PM (BVQ+1)

111 Not sure I have had okra, I guess I might have but couldn't tell you what it tasted like.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 03:07 PM (lxZ71)

112 I've lived here for 27 years and don't recall such a rainy August.

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM


I have another decade or two on you and can honestly say this is the very worst summer, ever. SE Pennsylvania is barely one protracted rain event away from disaster.

It seems that every day I get from one to six warnings on my cell phone of impending doom. I live on the upper ground so it doesn't bother me too much... except I have to traverse the lower ground -- which has often been cordoned off and underwater -- to get home.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 03:09 PM (LOgQ4)

113 Was talking with co-workers that we were thinking this could be a record wet year in se Pennsylvania. I know sometimes it's very spotty who gets rain, one town lots others next to nothing. But this weather pattern sure seems to be saturated so no one is missing any.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 03:13 PM (lxZ71)

114 Deep-fried orca though, not so much.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 02:49 PM (JJZzu)


Nom, cetacean rinds.

I started making apple sauce this week, it has been to hot to cook during the day in the house, so I have been using a propane camp stove in the back yard, and I strung a light bulb so I can work.

Today I picked up a five gallon bucket of pears, so it looks like today I will be canning pears.

My GF picked 6 quarts of blackberries from the back fence, but fortunately she is taking them to a friend so I won't be making blackberry jam.

If anyone wonders where I am this weekend, I am canning, canning, canning.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 18, 2018 03:15 PM (2K6fY)

115 What are you making with it? I have some chairs to recover and my little hand stapler, labeled power super leverage wonder stapler, is still just a hand stapler and I never get very far with it.
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I've done chairs with a hand stapler before. Maybe you need a better hand stapler?

I have a Craftsman hand stapler and it was fine for doing the upholstery on my chairs. If the staple doesn't go in all the way, you can tap in with a hammer.

I'm putting shingles on a cupola on my roof. It's super easy to use the pneumatic stapler, however, you do need a pneumatic stapler and a compressor. I have borrowed both.






Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 03:16 PM (SbIX4)

116
The thing about the rains in SE Pennsylvania is that the storms are traveling from south to north. Usually it's west to east, which blow over pretty quickly. If you happen to be in the direct line from north to south, it's bad news. Really bad news. Five or six hours of rain at an inch or two an hour is almost hurricane levels of rain.

I've seen local conditions this summer which rival Hurricane Floyd. Not just once, but more then three times. When the police are directing traffic and looking at how high your vehicle sits above the flooding to decide whether you should advance or turn around, that's bad.

And with that, the rain begins again.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 03:23 PM (LOgQ4)

117 Broccoli finally producing - seeded with radishes (!) and no worms or aphids.Corn almost ready. Cukes overdoing, neighbors may have had their fill. Best zucchini, ever. Blight took out the yukon gold; russets blooming but stunted.Same with tomatoes; blight caused stunting. Early cabbage done (last heads split), but large core and very loose in the centers? Matured too fast? Various strange squash with butternut; first year no squash beetles - yay!

Posted by: stonecutter at August 18, 2018 03:31 PM (Bfr22)

118 And, raspberries and blueberries are pathetic and blackberries have enormous vines but few berries.

Posted by: stonecutter at August 18, 2018 03:34 PM (Bfr22)

119 Ceanothus was (is?) a popular shrub and groundcover in California. During our landscaping years the popular name for it was Tick Bush. Walking under some of the taller forms growing in the costal hills is definitely a way to collect a few ticks.

Posted by: John Allen at August 18, 2018 03:40 PM (xCQUN)

120 I don't care about the landscaping, it is the wildflowers I fear for.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 18, 2018 12:50 PM (FTlwv)

Late to party.

Seems to be an annual. I suspect much of your wildflowers are as well.

There may be a strategy where if you are diligent in noticing when which plant sprouts it may be that you could apply a pre-emergent at just the right time.

Otherwise, diquat is your friend. Gone. In a day.

Posted by: Apple or Pixy is making golfmans punctuation meaningless at August 18, 2018 04:25 PM (OhmbU)

121 I had some grass killer spray that I use in the flower beds. I used it up and ordered some online but it never arrived. Did anyone else notice a shortage of grass killer this year?

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 04:30 PM (c0w18)

122 I'm putting shingles on a cupola on my roof. It's
super easy to use the pneumatic stapler, however, you do need a
pneumatic stapler and a compressor. I have borrowed both.








Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 03:16 PM (SbIX4)

Is this an Ohio cupola?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 18, 2018 04:42 PM (txw6d)

123 Would think these staplers we're talking about are two different animals. A electric stapler for furniture should be shooting 3/4 " at most, roof shingle stapler should be 1 1/4 " at least.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 05:09 PM (lxZ71)

124 83 A year or so ago I was walking in a park and saw a swarm of butterflies (Yellow swallowtails) on the ground. I got closer and could take pictures of them while practically on top of them.
And what was keeping them there? Turns out that goose poop is to butterflies as bacon and alcohol are to humans.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 18, 2018 02:35 PM (l9m7l)

If that were true my neighborhood would be covered in butterflies. I soooo want to send those horrible Canadian Geese back north. My town does not allow for hunting, otherwise, I'd become proficient and shoot those squawking, pooping, traffic-stopping menaces. They are worse than the deer.

Posted by: Ann at August 18, 2018 05:51 PM (e59uY)

125 I was lucky enough to see a pale swallowtail feeding on yard flowers a couple times this summer. They sure are pretty.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at August 18, 2018 06:24 PM (cLj/v)

Late Summer Saturday Open Thread August 18 [KT]

cowburp.jpeg

Worried about cow flatulence, too?

Cows are being allowed to visit nude beaches in Sweden. Some people are concerned about cow poop. There are some other places where human poop is a concern.

Refuse

Daniel Greenfield on one lefty city's attitude toward refuse and related issues:

Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay.

Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald's Happy Meal.

If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon.

North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it's banning tour buses from visiting) has reacted to the collapse of living conditions and fleeing tourists by banning everything.

Everything except the behavior that's making San Francisco unlivable.

At least they have initiated a poop patrol now.

Meanwhile, city officials are surprised that people are complaining about the new open-air composting urinals near tourist destinations in Paris, filled with straw. They're sexist. I always thought that one of the reasons McDonalds was popular in France was the restrooms.

And in New York City, trash cans have been removed from the Upper West Side because people put trash in them. Thomas Sowell used to ask policy wonks, "And then what"? Did anybody ask these officials that question?

This week's VDH

This video is from a speech soon after the election, and it is interesting to listen to Hanson's analysis now. It tackles mythologies that surrounded the election, among other things. This week I passed it along to a guy who comes from the left but is trying to be open-minded. It's long - 44 minutes. But you might enjoy putting it on in the background while you do something else.

How could Ben Rhodes have been so wrong? VDH may have some clues.

Got any clean-up projects planned this weekend?

A little music:


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1 helloooo

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:15 AM (CE6iV)

2 Beroke

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 10:15 AM (XeN7w)

3 Morning, horde.

Posted by: Robert Urich at August 18, 2018 10:15 AM (gC2IV)

4 *rolls around in roomy nood*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:15 AM (CE6iV)

5 Off, Spenser sock.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:16 AM (gC2IV)

6 so it's 8/18/18

huh.

Posted by: mjc at August 18, 2018 10:17 AM (Pg+x7)

7 walked doggeh
some bug bit me behind my ear (mosquito?)
so itchy

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:18 AM (CE6iV)

8 I was about to mention in the last thread that the VDH article in the sidebar is good. I like the part where he suggested that Sarah Jeong collect her tweets in a book and call it "My Struggle".

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:18 AM (sdi6R)

9 old and busted: vids of Apache helicopter smoking a jihadi

new and hot: vids of Apache helicopter smoking John Brennan

Posted by: Buck at August 18, 2018 10:19 AM (FTPVM)

10 And in New York City, trash cans have been removed from the Upper West Side because people put trash in them.


Looks like the union doesn't empty them often enough.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 10:19 AM (mpXpK)

11 is never enough caffeine here?

i was gonna suggest a water pressure regulator valve on the pipe here water comes in from the water company

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:19 AM (CE6iV)

12 mooo, mofo...mooo

Posted by: BignJames at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (0+nbW)

13
Cows on the beach.
That's a fancy new cocktail, right?

Is there a recipe?

Posted by: Sons of Peter Gunn at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (XeN7w)

14
Around the Jersey shore a bunch of beaches have banned smoking. Outdoor smoking. Illegal.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (LOgQ4)

15 About the NFL and ESPN . Remember, though they might not be-as a group- the most deep-pocketed customers, African Americans are among the most rabid and loyal customers both the NFL and ESPN have. They buy a lot of jerseys and other NFL gear, so the powers that be probably think their decision to just ignore and not air the playing of the national anthem won't cost them anything.

I hope they're wrong.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:22 AM (y8Foj)

16 Meanwhile, city officials are surprised that people are complaining about the new open-air composting urinals near tourist destinations in Paris, filled with straw.

I think it's wonderful that they're trying to make their immigrants from the Third World feel at home.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:22 AM (sdi6R)

17 6 so it's 8/18/18

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lotto time

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:23 AM (CE6iV)

18 Wow, a link to the Conservative Treehouse in the sidebar! First time I've ever seen CTH mentioned here, except in the comments.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at August 18, 2018 10:23 AM (5AVMW)

19 14


Around the Jersey shore a bunch of beaches have banned smoking. Outdoor smoking. Illegal.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (LOgQ4)

In SC you can smoke on the beach but you better not have any butts on the sand next to you when the patrol comes by. And if you put them in a beer can it had better have something around it that hides that it is a beer can.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 10:23 AM (mpXpK)

20 Around the Jersey shore a bunch of beaches have banned smoking. Outdoor smoking. Illegal.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (LOgQ4)

I knew the jig was up a few years ago when they made an issue of the litter of cigarette butts becoming hazardous to sea birds and other creatures.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:24 AM (y8Foj)

21 I suppose that San Francisco could try to ban white people, but then Nancy Pelosi would probably claim that she's Elizabeth Warren's (Fauxcahontas) sister, and they would still be stuck with her.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 18, 2018 10:24 AM (p6WoB)

22 Doggy is turning into a picky eater

Have to walk him first before offering breakfast
then I have to sit nearby or else he won't eat

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:24 AM (CE6iV)

23 Isn't today's date the "dead mans hand"?

Posted by: No Longer Suberranean JT at August 18, 2018 10:25 AM (S23KT)

24 of course when he does start eahe scarfs it down in 6 seconds

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:26 AM (CE6iV)

25 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.

Posted by: JAS at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (3HNOQ)

You never know until the zipper goes down!

Posted by: SHEP SMITH at August 18, 2018 10:26 AM (MAstk)

26 I once saw a cow on a nude beach, lying on a beach towel. I thought I caught a glimpse of side udder, but I couldn't be sure.

And I didn't want to stare.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:26 AM (m45I2)

27 so it's 8/18/18

==

lotto time
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:23 AM (CE6iV)


I read that as "latte time." And I was thinking "what the heck does that have to do with coffee?"

By the by, I am literally sitting here with two cups of coffee. One I just made, and the other is warmed up from what I brought back home from work yesterday... the stuff I drink ain't cheap, and the warmed up version isn't noticeably worse than the fresh stuff.

Screw Miller, it's coffee time!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM (cY3LT)

28 >>>At least they have initiated a poop patrol now.

Colon all cars. Request immediate backup. Repeat, request immediate backup. Number 2 in progress at the corner of Haight and Ashbury.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM (/qEW2)

29 I was about to mention in the last thread that the VDH article in the sidebar is good. I like the part where he suggested that Sarah Jeong collect her tweets in a book and call it "My Struggle".
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:18 AM (sdi6R)

A friend of mine is married to a Chinese-American woman, and when he told her about Sara Jeong's tweets, she said, without missing a beat, "Sounds like she's pissed that some white guy dumped her..."

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM (y8Foj)

30 Fixed the Daniel Greenfield link. Some interesting details in the rest of the piece, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 10:28 AM (BVQ+1)

31 so it's 8/18/18

huh.

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I wanted to post in memory of the Battle of Amiens on its 100 year anniversary. It was the day the morale of the German army collapsed, the day Ludendorff called the black day of the German army, and the beginning of the so-called 100 days offensive that won the war. Unfortunately, I remembered the date as August 18 but it was actually August 8. So jump in Ace's time machine and go back ten days.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 10:29 AM (+y/Ru)

32 Speaking of coffee, the former UN Gen Sec died.

So that's Kofe Annan, Aretha Franklin. Who will be the third...

Mccain family, now's your chance!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 10:29 AM (cY3LT)

33 so it's 8/18/18


A bunch of brides have decided this is the luckiest day to get married this year. On a long enough time-line I'm sure they'll be proven wrong.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 10:29 AM (LOgQ4)

34 I want to comment, again, about John Brennan and the idiots who are outraged that his security clearance was revoked.
Do these dimwits not understand the concept of burning your bridges behind you.
If I had left my last job by mooning my boss, cursing him out and reviling him on Twitter I would not expect any favours from him going forward. And I would have to accept that.
Brennan has made it clear he views Donald Trump as the enemy. Why can't he simply smile and accept the consequences.
His supporters have no concept of the real world and deserve nothing but utter contempt.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 18, 2018 10:30 AM (nBr1j)

35 22 LOL
I have 2 the exact same way

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at August 18, 2018 10:30 AM (FTPVM)

36 And I didn't want to stare.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:26 AM (m45I2)

For anyone that may be self-conscious about any aspect of their appearance, a trip to the beach should put them at ease.

Posted by: BignJames at August 18, 2018 10:31 AM (0+nbW)

37 At least they have initiated a poop patrol now.
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Colon all cars. Request immediate backup. Repeat, request immediate backup. Number 2 in progress at the corner of Haight and Ashbury.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM (/qEW2)


There's an old Daffy Duck cartoon, where he comes to town as the sheriff, and things don't work out. At the end...

Oh- SPOILER ALERT!!!

At the end, Daffy is pushing a cart that says something or other that would be understood as the horse shit patrol, and the punch line is "I told you I was going to clean up this town!"

Daffy was great. I bet San Francissy bans Daffy Duck cartoons.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 10:32 AM (cY3LT)

38 Ask not for whom the bell cow tolls...

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 18, 2018 10:33 AM (XKfN6)

39 I admire how retro San Francisco is.

They're bringing back public health hazards that haven't existed since the 16th century.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:34 AM (/qEW2)

40 It's raining here which I'm quite happy about but my eight month old standard poodle puppy can't go on dog walk and he's running wild. And, despite being a puppy, he's not a small dog.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 10:34 AM (+y/Ru)

41 I used to oversea a commercial property with multiple dumpster locations on it.

I got a call from the city letting me know that someone had dumped some car parts, engines and some tires in and around one of the dumpsters and it's enclosure.

I told the idiot, "Well, where did you want someone to dump those items?".

Silence, then stammering, then the idiot said he would have to send me a notice for the "illegally" dumped items.

By the time I got there, someone had already grabbed the engines and other metal parts to scrap and probably put up a meth pipe.

I paid the dumpster guy an extra 20 bucks to haul off the rest.

Ah, gubmint and meth heads at work.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 10:34 AM (EoRCO)

42 I once saw a cow on a nude beach, lying on a beach towel. I thought I caught a glimpse of side udder, but I couldn't be sure.

And I didn't want to stare.
Posted by: Muldoon


Muldoon!!!

Posted by: Muldoon's Grandma...looking down from on High at August 18, 2018 10:34 AM (S6Pax)

43 Doggy is turning into a picky eater

Have to walk him first before offering breakfast
then I have to sit nearby or else he won't eat

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!


Sounds like doggy is training you well!

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 10:35 AM (pcnVL)

44 Somebody in the last thread commented that, in fact, milk has a lot of sugar in it. Not true.

Sugars' chemical names end in 'ose' (sucrose, fructose, etc.) Milk has lactose, meaning it lacks -ose.

See, it's Science!

Posted by: Bill Neigh, The Science Guy! at August 18, 2018 10:35 AM (+FDdk)

45 34:I want to comment, again, about John Brennan and the idiots who are outraged that his security clearance was revoked.
Do these dimwits not understand the concept of burning your bridges behind you.
If I had left my last job by mooning my boss, cursing him out and reviling him on Twitter I would not expect any favours from him going forward. And I would have to accept that.

-----

Yes, and this from the EMT
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John Brennan, the guy who voted for a Stalinist, broke into the State Dept. for birth certificates, bugged the House cloakrooms, wiretapped the Justices' chambers, surveilled journalists, placed spies into a political campaign and hacked into Diane Feinstein's Senate computers and then lied about it under oath says Donald Trump is drunk on power.


Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 18, 2018 09:58 AM (Ndje9)

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Is this all true? I didn't know half of it.

Posted by: LASue at August 18, 2018 10:35 AM (Z48ZB)

46 Spock, "Analysis of instruments shows the object is full of..."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7ayqxbk

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:36 AM (1NK0q)

47 Willowed from below:

Some rabid anti Trump person was doing on and on about how Trump hates people (in a thread about Trump sending a birthday card to a 100 year old Veteran) and someone responded:

"I don't understand your particular kind of stupid,
but I admire your total dedication to it."

That made me laugh!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 10:36 AM (AllCR)

48 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.

Posted by: JAS at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (3HNOQ)

You never know until the zipper goes down!

-
And the fat lady sings.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 10:36 AM (+y/Ru)

49 That picture!!


"The Sound of Moo-sic" starring Julie Angus

The delightful tale of a rebellious young Holstein who leaves the dairy farm to become the governess for the household of a high-ranking Austrian military officer in the run-up to WWII.

&$9835; &$9834;
Haystacks and clover and milk-lapping kittens
Milk maids who milk me with warm woolen mittens
Salt licks that stand beside cool water springs
These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:36 AM (m45I2)

50 An oldie, but a goodie:

Q: What did socialists use for light before candles?

A: Electricity.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:36 AM (gC2IV)

51 Cow on the beach?

Kowabunga, dood!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2018 10:37 AM (QzJWU)

52 Oops, I meant:

♫ ♪

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:37 AM (m45I2)

53 I once saw a cow on a nude beach, lying on a beach towel. I thought I caught a glimpse of side udder, but I couldn't be sure.

And I didn't want to stare.
Posted by: Muldoon


Sorry for your missed opportunity. Sounds like it could have been a real teat.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 18, 2018 10:37 AM (+FDdk)

54 Love is a Cattlefield!

We are cows
Nobody knows who we are
All the herd knowing
Love is a cattlefield

Posted by: Pat Benatar at August 18, 2018 10:37 AM (S6Pax)

55 Top of the morning! Ms. Tami around? She is usually good with TrumpTwitter. PDJT is going after social media 4 their censorship And discrimination. Nice.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 10:39 AM (tnOuI)

56 A friend of mine is married to a Chinese-American woman, and when he told her about Sara Jeong's tweets, she said, without missing a beat, "Sounds like she's pissed that some white guy dumped her"

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM

If I had to guess, I'd say that some white guy dumped Jeong for (wait for it) another white guy.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 18, 2018 10:39 AM (p6WoB)

57 Sorry, Grandma.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:40 AM (m45I2)

58 Milk is also loaded with calcium; too much of which will lead to hardening of the arteries and calcification of nerve endings.

Plus, too much milk leads to big tits on underage females.

Posted by: Ben Wa at August 18, 2018 10:41 AM (FTPVM)

59 Test

Posted by: McGyver at August 18, 2018 10:42 AM (prfmf)

60 Doggy is turning into a picky eater

Have to walk him first before offering breakfast
then I have to sit nearby or else he won't eat
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 10:24 AM (CE6iV)

It's working!

Posted by: VM's doggeh at August 18, 2018 10:42 AM (tnOuI)

61 I was told there would be no methane on this blog.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:42 AM (m45I2)

62 ''Top of the morning! Ms. Tami around? She is usually good with TrumpTwitter. PDJT is going after social media 4 their censorship And discrimination. Nice.''

That and Bruce Ohr.

Posted by: Tuna at August 18, 2018 10:43 AM (jm1YL)

63 Clinton/Brennan in '20!

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 18, 2018 10:43 AM (RuIsu)

64 Poop patrol.

LOL

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at August 18, 2018 10:43 AM (MRd7D)

65 I was told there would be no methane on this blog.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:42 AM (m45I2)

We need better fact-checkers.

Posted by: BignJames at August 18, 2018 10:44 AM (0+nbW)

66 59 Test
Posted by: McGyver at August 18, 2018 10:42 AM (prfmf)

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I didn't study! And why am I back in college? Why am I not wearing pants? GAHHHHHHH

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:44 AM (gC2IV)

67 Cow on the beach?

Kowabunga, dood!


******


Heh.



"Turf's up!"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:44 AM (m45I2)

68 *SHART*

Posted by: Hillary!! at August 18, 2018 10:45 AM (FTPVM)

69 Hey San Francisco,

Kurt Schlichter's book People's Republic is fiction, not a "how to" guide.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 18, 2018 10:45 AM (iiixZ)

70 Mooo

Posted by: Cow, Naked and Horny at August 18, 2018 10:46 AM (FTPVM)

71 Test#2

Posted by: McGyver at August 18, 2018 10:47 AM (prfmf)

72 Huh, extra-tropical storm Ernesto is bringing rain to parts of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England along with 50mph wind gusts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:47 AM (1NK0q)

73 Poop patrol.

LOL

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Car Number Two, Where Are You?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

74 Don't let the local tweakers know, but they can buy methane by the cylinder-full.

*Sheriff* "Don't know why ol' Cletus suicide with that tank o' gas and his crack pipe, but he sho' nuff did. He blowed up good. He blowed up real good!"



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2018 10:48 AM (QzJWU)

75 Hmmmmm, cows on the beach. Get a couple of lobster traps. Build a fire. I'm seeing the possibilities.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:48 AM (gC2IV)

76 Posted by: Tuna at August 18, 2018 10:43 AM

And, coincidently the PragerU videos were reinstated.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 18, 2018 10:49 AM (iiixZ)

77 Friend's son who now lives in San Fran is visiting.
I asked her to ask her son why people are shitting all over the streets.
She was vaguely aware of that happening.
LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:49 AM (8iiMU)

78 Cows on nude beaches?

Southwest Airlines will soon allow to board their 737s as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:49 AM (1NK0q)

79

The Invention of Ice Cream - a limerick

The old dairy cow gave a shudder
Her eyes wide with shock, as she muttered:
"I wish that the farmer
Would buy a hand warmer
And get his cold mitts off my udder!"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)

80 SF's director of public works is "Mohammed Nuru" and the mayor is a black woman, so at least they are diverse.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:50 AM (/qEW2)

81 What's a miniature horse? A polo pony?

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 10:50 AM (tnOuI)

82 Eurythmics video 'sweet dreams' featured cows. Try explaining that to mom when u were a teen in the 80's.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 18, 2018 10:51 AM (ZhS5t)

83 Would cows naturally want to swim in the ocean? Wouldn't their hooves sink into the sand? That Swedish cow beach article doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:52 AM (/qEW2)

84 You can bring an animal onboard as carry on, as long as can stuff in the overhead, or under seat in front. How do you stuff a miniature horse in the overhead? Don't think it'll fit.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 10:52 AM (tnOuI)

85 Interesting animal story: Cat returns home with live baby possum on its back:

https://tinyurl.com/yc97rlcj

Now, I have to say, that I don't think adult possums are the most prepossessing things , but the baby is cute.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 10:53 AM (AllCR)

86 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:52 AM (/qEW2)

Never heard of sea cows?

Posted by: BignJames at August 18, 2018 10:53 AM (0+nbW)

87 39 I admire how retro San Francisco is.

They're bringing back public health hazards that haven't existed since the 16th century.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 10:34 AM (/qEW2)


Given that progressive socialism is just feudalism by another name, it's fitting.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:53 AM (sdi6R)

88 14
Around the Jersey shore a bunch of beaches have banned smoking. Outdoor smoking. Illegal.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 10:21 AM (LOgQ4)

I don't mind the smoking on the beach, but people who leave their cigarette butts in the sand should be drawn and quartered.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 10:54 AM (Izzlo)

89 ...You can bring an animal onboard as carry on, as long as can stuff in the overhead, or under seat in front. How do you stuff a miniature horse in the overhead? Don't think it'll fit.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 10:52 AM (tnOuI)




A miniature giraffe would fit, but then again, Russian Ogliarchs don't fly commercial.

*this is where Unca Palp pipes up with some quip about SMR, doomed cosmonauts stuck in the coin-op dryer and the like*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2018 10:55 AM (QzJWU)

90 ''And, coincidently the PragerU videos were reinstated.''

The president with super powers.


Posted by: Tuna at August 18, 2018 10:55 AM (jm1YL)

91 What else is so 16th Century?

The Black Death

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (1NK0q)

92 23 Isn't today's date the "dead mans hand"?
Posted by: No Longer Suberranean JT at August 18, 2018 10:25 AM (S23KT

Sigh. That sounds like most Saturday night "dates" for me.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (Izzlo)

93 Dear Your Honor,

Could you please tell us the names and addresses of all the jurors? We need to protect them from jury-tampering and Alex Jones.

By the way, what's your address?

#FakeSincerely,

Posted by: The CNN, AP, BuzzFeed, NBC, NY Times, Politico and the WaPo Media Coagulation at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (Ndje9)

94 >>Plus, too much milk leads to big tits on underage females.
Go on....

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (2cuLk)

95 Last night I watched the SyFy original production of Deep Blue Sea 2. Its quite possibly the dumbest movie they've ever produced and that's a real low bar to get under.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (gC2IV)

96 Like the Fourth of July. Idiot suspect with a loaded gun in his back pocket gets tazed and it's off to the races! I'm unclear about exactly what happens but I think the tazer sets off a round then the cops open up.

https://youtu.be/KheqvveVfkM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

97 Remember when the left bashed Ronnie Reagan for saying that cow farts were a major form of pollution? Hilarious ignorance on his part, according to the media. And now the leftard media wants to ban cows because of the methane. It's a good thing libs are unaffected by cognitive dissonance.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 10:57 AM (9BLnV)

98 A miniature giraffe would fit, but then again, Russian Ogliarchs don't fly commercial.

===

Hmmm. There should be table of animals the fit/don't fit in the overhead. Pythons. A python would fit.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (tnOuI)

99 Family does musical video about the parents celebration that kids are returning back to school after the summer:

https://tinyurl.com/yafuffe8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (AllCR)

100 95
Last night I watched the SyFy original production of Deep Blue Sea 2.
Its quite possibly the dumbest movie they've ever produced and that's a
real low bar to get under.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 10:56 AM (gC2IV)

Is that the one with the two chicks on the raft towards the end?
I think I saw that a couple days ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (8iiMU)

101 88
I don't mind the smoking on the beach, but people who leave their cigarette butts in the sand should be drawn and quartered.
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 10:54 AM (Izzlo)


Agreed. Back when I was smoking, I said that people who throw their butts all over the place gave the rest of us a bad name.

It's not hard to put it out, shake off the remaining loose tobacco, and put the filter in your pocket until you get to a trash can.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (sdi6R)

102 That Swedish cow beach article doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Sentences I couldn't have imagined if I tried...

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (4jqDR)

103 Hopefully Southwest will charge the miniature horse for a seat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 10:59 AM (1NK0q)

104 Maybe the San Francisco measures are a stealthy, unspoken way of the local government trying to "de-gentrify" it.

Or maybe they're trying to help people to diet. You can't eat food at the office, so you're forced to wander the streets in search of an eatery, walking around numerous piles of waste. Very effective method of suppressing appetite.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 11:00 AM (/qEW2)

105 Plus, too much milk leads to big tits on underage females.


********


Doctor Simpson was examining a young woman in the clinic. Applying the stethoscope to her back he said, "Okay, a couple nice big breaths."

She lisped, "Why thank you Doctor Thimpthon!"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:00 AM (m45I2)

106 Grump grump grumble gripe grump.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:00 AM (ywNoU)

107 Pythons. A python would fit.

"No mother f...ing snakes on a plane!" - Samuel L. Jackson

Just imagine Emotional Support Tarantulas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:01 AM (1NK0q)

108 people who throw their butts all over the place gave the rest of us a bad name

Well I NEVER!

Posted by: Shep! at August 18, 2018 11:01 AM (ywNoU)

109 Given the trend in housing, I suspect a miniature horse is what a post-modernist cowboy rides on his Tiny Home On The Range.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:01 AM (m45I2)

110 I kind of miss the regular Saturday morning coffee graphic

Posted by: Tuna at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (jm1YL)

111 Not to be confused with Little House On The Prairie

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (m45I2)

112
It's not hard to put it out, shake off the remaining loose tobacco, and put the filter in your pocket until you get to a trash can.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (sdi6R


I think they call that "field dressing," I have always done that.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (pcnVL)

113
Southwest Airlines will soon allow to board their 737s as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses.
----

I was trapped in the doctors office this week, and read a really revealing article about "emotional support animals." Basically, it's an unregulated cottage industry. One person even wanted an emotional support peacock to join them on the plane. The gist seemed to be that for a fee, certain "therapists" online will write a letter saying you need an emotional support animal with you at all time, you buy a vest for said animal and voila! Your drooling, angry mastiff Cringer is now your emotional support animal and may even attack another person and/or animal.

But hey, it's totes OK if Cringer bites someone becuase you have "undefined anxiety."



Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (SbIX4)

114 Some idiots beleive Aninal agriculture is contrubuting to Global Warming/Climate Change never mind the fact that livestock have been on earth from day one its just these idiots dont read anything but the fake news from PETA,GREENPEACE and cracked urns like Bill Nye Al Gore

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (FLiOE)

115 Bring on the moo moos!

Posted by: mpfs, Deplorable Goblin at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (Mv63I)

116 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (DLK3N)

117 Coffee? Tea? Milk ?
Thanks! A bale oh hay, please.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (tnOuI)

118 I'm going to get an emotional support grizzly.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (ywNoU)

119 I just ordered a copy of Chuck Dixon's new comic "Trump's Space Force." Trump & Co. fight aliens (space aliens) and have a great time doing it. Only $25 and it comes signed by the artist, and you get a Space Force patch and trading cards! For an extra $25 you get a Make Space Great Again hat.

https://tinyurl.com/y7tl9nvj

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

120 *Sound of Moo-sic continues*


You're a holstein
You're not a fraulein
So, I can play with your teats
Sometimes I squeeze them
Sometimes I tease them
And then I have milk to drink...

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (9q7Dl)

121 117 Coffee? Tea? Milk ?
Thanks! A bale oh hay, please.
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (tnOuI)

No sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to walk beside me
No sugar to run with me

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (ywNoU)

122 No mother f...ing snakes on a plane!" - Samuel L. Jackson

Just imagine Emotional Support Tarantulas.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:01 AM (1NK0q)

Right? I like Tarantulas- they look very clever. Behind glass that is.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (tnOuI)

123 Ok, I'm just gonna say it. If you need an emotional support animal to go out in public, maybe you should just stay home.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (gC2IV)

124 We here in the nation's capital keep our sidewalks free of litter by giving them offices on Capitol Hill. And if there is a double-tapped body on the sidewalk at 3 am, we sweep it up so fast it's like it never even happened!

Posted by: The Deep Doo-Doo State at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (Ndje9)

125 Hmmm. There should be table of animals the fit/don't fit in the overhead. Pythons. A python would fit.

-
Where does a gorilla sit on an airliner? Anywhere he wants!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (+y/Ru)

126 Sudden thought:


The people who have a long history of collusion with Russia are the Democrat party

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (T09ml)

127 Space Force?
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yafdb4ly

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (1NK0q)

128 I'm going to get an emotional support grizzly.

---

Emotional support honey badger.

One side of the vest reads "emotional support animal," the other reads "MAGA."

Just because.


Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (SbIX4)

129 At the Iowa State Fair again today. Just saw our local congressweasel walking around, shaking hands. If I get the chance I'll corner him and tell him BUILD THE FREAKIN WALL ! ! ! 1 1 !.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (AOpTF)

130 Posted by: Insomniac at


Got any inspired by Pythons?

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (tnOuI)

131 No sugar tonight in my coffee

No sugar tonight in my tea



Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (ywNoU)

---
And for years I heard that line: "No sugar tonight, McCarthy".

Posted by: Axeman at August 18, 2018 11:06 AM (YOhRS)

132 Shibumi, yeah. The abuse of the ESA will grow and get out of hand. Until someone's cranky teacup chihuahua which is classified as an ESA actually nips ...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:07 AM (1NK0q)

133 Got any inspired by Pythons?
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (tnOuI)

Any what inspired by pythons? Grizzly bears?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:07 AM (ywNoU)

134 I just ordered a copy of Chuck Dixon's new comic "Trump's Space Force." Trump & Co. fight aliens (space aliens) and have a great time doing it. Only $25 and it comes signed by the artist, and you get a Space Force patch and trading cards! For an extra $25 you get a Make Space Great Again hat.

-
I smelling a sequel. Cowboys and Aliens and Space Force!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:07 AM (+y/Ru)

135 Amozon riased their prime membership rate. Still will continue. So worth it.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (tnOuI)

136 For an extra $25 you get a Make Space Great Again hat.



https://tinyurl.com/y7tl9nvj

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

I love it!
I also dig the alien tentacles reaching towards a space Melania dressed like 'Fantastic Voyage Raquel'....
LMAO

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (8iiMU)

137 ...But hey, it's totes OK if Cringer bites someone becuase you have "undefined anxiety."


Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (SbIX4)




And you dare post this in a Day Thread, where AtC lurks, with her Ravage?

You're either brave, foolish, or both!


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (QzJWU)

138 And for years I heard that line: "No sugar tonight, McCarthy".
Posted by: Axeman at August 18, 2018 11:06 AM (YOhRS)

There's a bathroom on the right.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (ywNoU)

139 Got any inspired by Pythons?

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (tnOuI)


---

I won't interrupt this thread for a pound.

Posted by: Axeman at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (YOhRS)

140 Any what inspired by pythons? Grizzly bears?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:07 AM (ywNoU)

Lyrics

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (tnOuI)

141 I am sick and tired of these melon-farmin' cows on this Monday-to-Friday beach!

Posted by: Samuel L. Jackson, edited for TV at August 18, 2018 11:08 AM (wSC8T)

142

Hmmm, a subtle Chik-Fil-A plug, KT?

And yeah, now I'm hungry.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:09 AM (HaL55)

143 *Sound of Moo-sic continues*


♫ ♪

Cattle prod, cattle prod
Every morning you greet me
Shock and awe, cattle prod
You look happy to zap me!

Seventy amps may you sting and shock
Sting and shock forever...

Cattle prod, cattle prod
Zap my rear end for ever!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:09 AM (m45I2)

144 On VDH, What he said, Everyone who disliked Trump I disliked.Everyone who voted for Hillary I disliked.That is why we have Trump, his enemies were in the end our enemies.And I voted against Hillary and democrats.

Posted by: obsidian at August 18, 2018 11:09 AM (7+yqP)

145 Europe? She'dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM (89T5c)

146 Shibumi, yeah. The abuse of the ESA will grow and get out of hand. Until someone's cranky teacup chihuahua which is classified as an ESA actually nips ...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:07 AM
--

The guy who wrote the article HAD been bitten by someones "emotional support animal" and I believe that his service dog had been attacked as well. Service dogs have to go through a lot of training, while emotional support animals have to be abl to wear a vest. I think.


Can't remember where I read the article, since I was stuck in the doctors office for a while and perused everything in the room. I'm thinking it was somewhere weird, like the magazine that WebMd puts out.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM (SbIX4)

147 It's not hard to put it out, shake off the remaining loose tobacco, and put the filter in your pocket until you get to a trash can.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 10:58 AM (sdi6R


I think they call that "field dressing," I have always done that.
Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (pcnVL)


Oh great, all you people flinging your tobacco to the four winds... and then tobacco plants sprout up everywhere, giving the rest of us cancer.

Thanks, thanks a lot.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM (cY3LT)

148

I'm going to get an emotional support grizzly.



I want an emotional support supermodel.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM (HaL55)

149 "The only things assured In in life are death, taxes and leftist stupidity"

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 18, 2018 11:11 AM (T09ml)

150 Trump comics, action figures, artwork...

Didn't see much of the dogeater in comics or an Obama action figure did you?

Just that one painting, in the woods, on a chair.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 18, 2018 11:11 AM (iiixZ)

151 Let's face it, no one listens to flight attendants when the go through pre flight instructions. Some airlines just play a video. They should really think of ooompfing it up.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:11 AM (tnOuI)

152 You're either brave, foolish, or both!


---

I'd say the safe money is bet on "foolish."

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:11 AM (SbIX4)

153 148

I'm going to get an emotional support grizzly.



I want an emotional support supermodel.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM (HaL55)

I'm trying to stay within the realm of possibility.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:12 AM (ywNoU)

154 Amozon riased their prime membership rate..

Well then, I'm going to order a bunch more crap so they have to ship it to me free. That'll show 'em.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 18, 2018 11:12 AM (4jqDR)

155

I'm trying to stay within the realm of possibility.


Which would be easier to get on a plane, a grizzly bear or a supermodel?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:13 AM (HaL55)

156 ....what happens to you if you don't follow instructions. Like those horrible films they show you in drivers ed.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:13 AM (tnOuI)

157 Lonely feeling deep inside
Find a corner where I can hide
Silent footsteps crowding me
Sudden darkness but I can see

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:13 AM (ywNoU)

158 I want an emotional support supermodel.
--
I was kind of thinking about that. What are the legal ramifications if you have a companion that self identifies as an animal? Can you put them in a dog costume, buy them a vest and force the airlines to make them fly free becuase they are your emotional support animal?


Seems like a fun legal challenge to me.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (SbIX4)

159 Is that Alpen horns I hear?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (yQpMk)

160 Service animals go through an incredible amount of training.

One of our local affiliates is chronically the year of training required of 'Camden', a local service pup who after a year of that training, then goes onto the actual service dog training pipeline.

An emotional support animal?

You can grab a duck out of the airports pond on the way to checking in, and claim that you need the damn thing to fly without fear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (wldC6)

161 155

I'm trying to stay within the realm of possibility.


Which would be easier to get on a plane, a grizzly bear or a supermodel?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:13 AM (HaL55)

I'm thinking in terms of obtaining one in the first place.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (ywNoU)

162 I want an emotional support supermodel.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:10 AM

Sex bot

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (tnOuI)

163 Don't forget to get a copy of Muldoon's book those of you with Amazon Prime- https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9arlh3k

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (1NK0q)

164 *Sound of Moo-sic continues*

Roast
My rear. My rump roast rear.
Steak.
A lot of steaks in me
Ribs
A part to barbeque
Chuck
That's ground up for chili...

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (9q7Dl)

165 112
I think they call that "field dressing," I have always done that.
Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (pcnVL)


I didn't always do it, but there was this one time I went to a weekend music festival and camped there with friends. As we were packing up to leave, I could see hundreds of cigarette butts on the ground all over our campsite. I didn't want to leave it like that, so I spent about an hour picking up every one I could find. After that I figured, "Why throw them on the ground in the first place?"

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (sdi6R)

166 Didn't see much of the dogeater in comics or an Obama action figure did you?


*******


They were going to do a special edition of "Ambiguously Gay Duo" but it lacked ambiguity.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (m45I2)

167 Southwest Airlines will soon allow to board their 737s as Emotional Support Animals miniature horses.
----

I was trapped in the doctors office this week, and read a really revealing article about "emotional support animals." Basically, it's an unregulated cottage industry. One person even wanted an emotional support peacock to join them on the plane. The gist seemed to be that for a fee, certain "therapists" online will write a letter saying you need an emotional support animal with you at all time, you buy a vest for said animal and voila! Your drooling, angry mastiff Cringer is now your emotional support animal and may even attack another person and/or animal.

But hey, it's totes OK if Cringer bites someone becuase you have "undefined anxiety."

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:02 AM (SbIX4)


Back in the day, they used to call these people "neurotic," and now it appears the word itself has disappeared from the vocabulary.

Basically, because neurosis implies a certain amount of responsibility on the "sufferer." As in, "you sir, are an insufferable jackass, so get your shit in order, so the rest of us don't have to put up with your nonsense."

Nowadays, all the rest of us are supposed to adjust to the existence of these ever increasing legions of neurotics.

That's our world, in a nutshell.

Pun intended.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (cY3LT)

168 Which would be easier to get on a plane, a grizzly bear or a supermodel?

Dunno but I know which one will get the seat next to me.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 18, 2018 11:16 AM (4jqDR)

169 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat. Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:16 AM (1NK0q)

170 (131) I had a cousin (2nd) that thought "These Eyes" was "Bee's Eyes".

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 18, 2018 11:17 AM (RuIsu)

171 "Basically, because neurosis implies a certain amount of responsibility on the "sufferer." As in, "you sir, are an insufferable jackass, so get your shit in order, so the rest of us don't have to put up with your nonsense."

Nowadays, all the rest of us are supposed to adjust to the existence of these ever increasing legions of neurotics. "

I must fly with my emotional support peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

A really big one.

And it needs to ride sitting on the tray in front of me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 11:17 AM (wldC6)

172 Grump grump grumble gripe grump.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:00 AM (ywNoU)



You rang? And apropos of nothing, I'm watching Star Trek: Beyond. Is it just me, or is a recycled plot from something else. It seems so familiar.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 18, 2018 11:18 AM (yQpMk)

173 Re: NYC removing garbage cans. See this excerpt from a British expat in Japan from "12 things not to do in Japan".

https://youtu.be/0GCuvcTI090?t=557

There are virtually no trash cans, yet the streets are clean because people take their trash home with them.

But of course this won't work in NYC. Leftists never hold the person accountable. That good behavior must be cultural, as in Japan, is unthinkable (or racist) for them. See Vic's EMT article about Emmanuel "catching a lot of grief for blaming Chicago urban violence on a lack of morals and character."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 11:18 AM (/qEW2)

174 Right? I like Tarantulas- they look very clever. Behind glass that is.
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:04 AM (tnOuI)

---------

How clever could they be? They're behind glass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (uSlc8)

175 You rang? And apropos of nothing, I'm watching Star Trek: Beyond. Is it just me, or is a recycled plot from something else. It seems so familiar.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 18, 2018 11:18 AM (yQpMk)

Sorry. Butt dial.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (ywNoU)

176 And for years I heard that line: "No sugar tonight, McCarthy".

-
Joe don't get no respect.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

177 Just me and the pygmy pony over by the dental floss bush!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (9BLnV)

178 How clever could they be? They're behind glass.


It's a living.

Posted by: The Tarantula behind the glass at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (yQpMk)

179 Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (9q7Dl)


*******


Well played!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (m45I2)

180 Never watched Star Trek Beyond, but from the trailer the movie looks to be Fast and Furious in Space.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (1NK0q)

181 Back in the day, they used to call these people "neurotic," and now it appears the word itself has disappeared from the vocabulary.


Basically, because neurosis implies a certain amount of responsibility on the "sufferer." As in, "you sir, are an insufferable jackass, so get your shit in order, so the rest of us don't have to put up with your nonsense."


Nowadays, all the rest of us are supposed to adjust to the existence of these ever increasing legions of neurotics.


That's our world, in a nutshell.


Pun intended. Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM

---

Bozo Conservative and I had a very similar conversation yesterday. But instead of "neurotic" substitute the words "snowflake millennial."


His workplace is changing and becoming intolerable because of a lack of professionalism from the younger generation, and everyone else is expected to tolerate it.


Also, a friend of mine does work in clinical drug trials and visited a high tech campus in Boston geared for snowflakes. She told the person giving her to tour that it reminded her of a pre-school.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (SbIX4)

182

Nowadays, all the rest of us are supposed to adjust to the existence of these ever increasing legions of neurotics.


Glen Close did an ad a few years back with her sister who suffers from some mental disease. The crux of the biscuit of that ad was the line, "One in six Americans has some form of mental illness."

That chilled me to the bone. And I don't chill easily.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (HaL55)

183 All you people worrying about what the planes will and will not allow you to store in the overhead compartments...

The inevitable outcome of all of this... ALL of it, is the Idiocracy. In the not-so-distant future, we will forget how to put the damned flying contraptions in the air, so none of this will matter.

Enjoy flying cans while you can.

And drink your electrolytes!

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:21 AM (cY3LT)

184 Who the hell was Albert Flasher?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:21 AM (+y/Ru)

185 How clever could they be? They're behind glass.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:19 AM (uSlc

By choice!

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:21 AM (tnOuI)

186 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat. Nyah!
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:16 AM (1NK0q)

That's because if you were dying, your Emotional Support Cat would go off to look for someone else to feed him. Or her. Or xe. Or xer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:22 AM (9BLnV)

187 129 At the Iowa State Fair again today. Just saw our local congressweasel walking around, shaking hands. If I get the chance I'll corner him and tell him BUILD THE FREAKIN WALL ! ! ! 1 1 !.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (AOpTF)
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You're still alive! Yay!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 11:22 AM (JJZzu)

188 Complaints from bathers have led to municipal Vaxjo's Culture and Leisure Department taking a vote on whether the cattle were ok to visit, and have ruled they "have just as much right to be there as the human visitors".

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How far will they take Cattle Equal Rights? Do cows also have a right to eat in steakhouses?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:22 AM (uSlc8)

189

You're still alive! Yay!


Yes! We await your report on Fair Food Fried On A Stick.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (HaL55)

190 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat. Nyah!
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:16 AM (1NK0q)


That's because cats genuinely DO provide emotional support.

They just won't fly on a stupid airplane.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (cY3LT)

191 Fat Albert is a flasher?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (89T5c)

192 That's because if you were dying, your Emotional Support Cat would go off to look for someone else to feed him. Or her. Or xe. Or xer.

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My cat would totally not do that because that would require Going Outside, and Shibumi's Cat Lives Inside and is a Lady.


Of course, if I died and started rotting, and she had nothing else to eat, sure, she'd start snacking on my leg, but really, I wouldn't hold it against her. A girl has to eat...

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (SbIX4)

193 Glen Close did an ad a few years back with her sister who suffers from some mental disease. The crux of the biscuit of that ad was the line, "One in six Americans has some form of mental illness."

That chilled me to the bone. And I don't chill easily.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (HaL55)

Yeah, but when you figure that the left calls Islamophobia a mental illness, you realize what a pseudo statistic that is. And remember, they've taken homosexuality and transgenderism off the mental illness list. Mental illness has about as legitimate a meaning as racism.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (9BLnV)

194 This has meant that some farmers have decided to slaughter their cattle earlier than usual; but others have instead decided to bring their livestock to nearby nudist beaches, in order to cool them down, public broadcaster SVT reports.

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Oh. The farmers take the cows to NUDIST beaches. Just cooling off the cows. At nudist beaches.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:25 AM (uSlc8)

195 Pork chop wrapped in bacon wrapped in pork ribs fried in lard

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:25 AM (tnOuI)

196 Seems like a fun legal challenge to me.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (SbIX4)
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I suggest you and Bozo try it for your honeymoon, and report back to us. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 11:26 AM (JJZzu)

197 119 I just ordered a copy of Chuck Dixon's new comic "Trump's Space Force." Trump & Co. fight aliens (space aliens) and have a great time doing it. Only $25 and it comes signed by the artist, and you get a Space Force patch and trading cards! For an extra $25 you get a Make Space Great Again hat.

https://tinyurl.com/y7tl9nvj
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (Izzlo)


Some of those illustrations show him with an American flag on his right leg and what appears to be a French flag on his left. What's up with that?

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:26 AM (sdi6R)

198 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat.

When I feel the need to be ignored and taken for granted, I just stay home.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 18, 2018 11:26 AM (4jqDR)

199
I wanted to post in memory of the Battle of Amiens on its 100 year anniversary. It was the day the morale of the German army collapsed

They slept through the Battle of Ambiens.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 11:27 AM (IqV8l)

200 Haram!

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:27 AM (tnOuI)

201 Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM

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Bozo Conservative and I had a very similar conversation yesterday. But instead of "neurotic" substitute the words "snowflake millennial."


His workplace is changing and becoming intolerable because of a lack of professionalism from the younger generation, and everyone else is expected to tolerate it.


Also, a friend of mine does work in clinical drug trials and visited a high tech campus in Boston geared for snowflakes. She told the person giving her to tour that it reminded her of a pre-school.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (SbIX4)


Yeah, I think that's an important note. The numbers, they will eventually push out the sane, and the insane will reach critical mass.

Any nation that still has adults, will take over. We won't be able to fly our planes, fire our nukular missiles, operate crew served weapons.

Instead, the mass of humans will be standing around complaining about their trigger warnings, while the troops pull actual, you know, triggers.

Then it's lights out forever.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:27 AM (cY3LT)

202 Anna Puma,

Here's a large but lovable emotional support cat which you could take on a plane, :^) :

https://tinyurl.com/y775eaq6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 11:28 AM (AllCR)

203 Oh. The farmers take the cows to NUDIST beaches. Just cooling off the cows. At nudist beaches.

And of course the farmers bring their cameras to, you know, document the bovines cooling down. It's science.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:28 AM (T6t7i)

204 Hey a little straw and a lot of nitrate; mix that with poop from San Francisco and you've got the perfect bedding material for mushrooms. And you know how the froggies like mushrooms!

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 18, 2018 11:28 AM (Sda6L)

205 In 1918 the Germans went from being on the brink of taking Paris to complete demoralization in a couple of months. I still don't get it. I think Ludendorff just panicked.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:29 AM (uSlc8)

206 Back in the day, they used to call these people "neurotic," and now it appears the word itself has disappeared from the vocabulary.

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Back in the day a mentally and emotionally healthy person was described as well adjusted (to reality). Today the burden is on us to pretend to adjust reality to the mentally and emotionally ill.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

207 Some of those illustrations show him with an American flag on his right
leg and what appears to be a French flag on his left. What's up with
that?


I think that's supposed to be a Russian flag.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:29 AM (T6t7i)

208 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat. Nyah!
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:16 AM (1NK0q)

That's because if you were dying, your Emotional Support Cat would go off to look for someone else to feed him. Or her. Or xe. Or xer.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:22 AM (9BLnV)


Exactly. What could be more emotionally supportive than a creature that will be nice to you, most of the time, but continuously remind you that you ain't all that.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:30 AM (cY3LT)

209 Yeah, I think that's an important note. The numbers, they will eventually push out the sane, and the insane will reach critical mass.


Posted by: BurtTC

It's not insanity, just laziness, blockheadedness, and obsession with smart phones. The "smart phone" is one of the stupidest inventions of the modern era.
It is making a lot of people obsessively dumb and pre occuppied.
yak.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 18, 2018 11:30 AM (S6Pax)

210 I don't give a fuck

Posted by: Emotional Support Cat at August 18, 2018 11:30 AM (gC2IV)

211 206 Back in the day, they used to call these people "neurotic," and now it appears the word itself has disappeared from the vocabulary.

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Back in the day a mentally and emotionally healthy person was described as well adjusted (to reality). Today the burden is on us to pretend to adjust reality to the mentally and emotionally ill.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

I am not at all well adjusted but I don't expect the world around me to change.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (ywNoU)

212 1918 the Germans went from being on the brink of taking Paris to complete demoralization in a couple of months. I still don't get it. I think Ludendorff just panicked.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:29 AM (uSlc

Dint they have a revolution and remove Kayser roll?

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (tnOuI)

213 In 1918 the Germans went from being on the brink of taking Paris to complete demoralization in a couple of months. I still don't get it. I think Ludendorff just panicked.

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About that time, his beloved stepson was killed. He wouldn't allow him to be buried, kept his body there at the HQ. Ludendorff was definitely losing it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (+y/Ru)

214 205
In 1918 the Germans went from being on the brink of taking Paris to
complete demoralization in a couple of months. I still don't get it. I
think Ludendorff just panicked.

No, the brink of taking Paris was their last throw of the dice, and he knew it. It was like the Bulge. Whole units were breaking and running. The show was over, and there was nothing preventing the Allies from overrunning the country.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (T6t7i)

215

Yeah, but when you figure that the left calls Islamophobia a mental illness, you realize what a pseudo statistic that is. And remember, they've taken homosexuality and transgenderism off the mental illness list. Mental illness has about as legitimate a meaning as racism.


IDK, I've been around some people who were batshit crazy and still managed to hold down jobs and pay bills and stuff like that there. How they did it, I have no idea. Mumsey Dearest springs to mind.


I suppose that's why I enjoy Dr. Jordan Peterson's work so much. He invites his audience to think in new ways. Plus, I haven't found anything wrong with what he has to say.

He's coming here in a few weeks. If I get enough gigs to afford a ticket, I'd like to go. I'll have to order a T-shirt with a giant lobster on it first tho'.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (HaL55)

216 Kaiser roll

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:32 AM (tnOuI)

217 I am not at all well adjusted but I don't expect the world around me to change.
Posted by: Insomniac

I expect that when they don't agree with me, and they don't want to change, they leave me the fukc alone

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 11:32 AM (8ikIW)

218 I don't give a fuck
Posted by: Emotional Support Cat at August 18, 2018 11:30 AM (gC2IV)

Would you sell a fuck?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:32 AM (9BLnV)

219 That's because cats genuinely DO provide emotional support.

They just won't fly on a stupid airplane.
Posted by: BurtTC


Actually, some years ago, I was on a plane trip, and the older couple next to me had cats in a carrier. I think they had drugged them a bit to keep them calm, but they had two carriers with a cat in each one.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 18, 2018 11:32 AM (S6Pax)

220 No, the brink of taking Paris was their last throw of the dice, and he
knew it. It was like the Bulge. Whole units were breaking and running.
The show was over, and there was nothing preventing the Allies from
overrunning the country.


Their whole strategy was predicated on winning before America's armies could be fully brought to bear. After that, he knew they had no chance.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (T6t7i)

221 I am not at all well adjusted but I don't expect the world around me to change.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (ywNoU)

Things change all the time. Such is the way of thing.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (tnOuI)

222 that's a great video by VDH, exposing the MSM lies about Trump. But most of those lies are still accepted as fact, because they keep repeating them, and now are trying to censor/de-platform any that dare reject TheNarrative.

Nice that VDH points out the THEORY of free trade is much different than the reality of dealing with cheaters everywhere. imo it is broader than "cheating", but that sums it up well.

The actual basis for the "Free Trade" flawed hypothesis was rooted in David Ricardo's "comparative advantage", yet Free (global) Trade ideas ignored several limitations Ricardo himself spelled out clearly.

As it becomes clearer how corrupt our corporate/government alliance has been, it is clearer to me that the free trade concepts were not serious theory, but a way for the "profiteers" to escape US regulation and keep polluting, keep using slaves, keep "cheating".

this is pretty brief, but a scholarly article on the false assumptions made as we spent decades building up our enemy China.
https://tinyurl.com/y85x7gfw
by at least 2001 the academic views had moved toward more strategic trade, which in practice it always had been. Of course countries will do what is best for their own people, or at least for their own leaders. Communists did what was best for them, our leaders did what was best for their corporate donors.

That is government serving the "capitalists" but is not capitalism, it was fraud. And in any case, liberty for we the people comes first, and capitalism is useful under the umbrella of those (constitutional rights) terms of service.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (bT8Z4)

223 Things!

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (tnOuI)

224 I think they had drugged them a bit to keep them calm


The older couple or the cats?

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (8ikIW)

225 I wanted to post in memory of the Battle of Amiens on its 100 year anniversary. It was the day the morale of the German army collapsed

The Day the Germans Cried

Posted by: Don von Lean at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (sdi6R)

226 I don't give a fuck
Posted by: Emotional Support Cat

But you like me don't you?

Posted by: Cat's Emotional support Electric Can Oppener at August 18, 2018 11:34 AM (kG2lj)

227 I notice all you Humans are wicked smart... no one is even talking about in jest about an Emotional Support Cat. Nyah!

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My 23 year old daughter has emotional support cat and a card issued by a semi-legitimate organization identifying the cat as her emotional support animal so she can take him on airplanes etc.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:34 AM (+y/Ru)

228 That's the beauty of it, no matter how bad something is, there is a guarantee that it won't last forever.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:35 AM (tnOuI)

229 Those beachgoing cows? Ought to just send them back home to Catalonia.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 11:35 AM (m45I2)

230

Here's a large but lovable emotional support cat which you could take on a plane, :^) :


Good luck getting that kitteh in the overhead bin.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:35 AM (HaL55)

231 Glen Close did an ad a few years back with her sister who suffers from some mental disease. The crux of the biscuit of that ad was the line, "One in six Americans has some form of mental illness."

That chilled me to the bone. And I don't chill easily.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (HaL55)

Yeah, but when you figure that the left calls Islamophobia a mental illness, you realize what a pseudo statistic that is. And remember, they've taken homosexuality and transgenderism off the mental illness list. Mental illness has about as legitimate a meaning as racism.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 18, 2018 11:24 AM (9BLnV)


I don't know about the made up mental illnesses, but the real ones, the bigger problem is that they are indeed, over-diagnosed.

We've talked about this stuff around these parts before, but the simplest examples are depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a self-identified condition of being in a state of unease, which is all too often a mental framework problem, not an organic condition.

Similarly, depression is a word that gets tossed around so much: I lost my job, so I'm depressed. Trump is President, so I'm depressed. I'm fat and ugly and nobody loves me, so I'm depressed.

NO YOU'RE NOT!!

You damned fool, a simple test to figure out if you are depressed or not: If you feel bad, because of something, you AIN'T depressed! If you feel bad, and you have no idea why... that's depression.

And don't even get me started on PTSD. That's the new black, so to speak.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:36 AM (cY3LT)

232 I had no idea who people here were referring to when they mentioned "Zephyr Teachout" . Now I know she's a candidate for NY State Attorney General who will make it her mission to get rid of Trump to save our country. What a loon!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 11:37 AM (AllCR)

233 Go ahead and try to put that little vest on me. Your will up to date?

Posted by: Emotional Support Cat at August 18, 2018 11:37 AM (gC2IV)

234 I will not cowtow to this udder foolishness.

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (CdLX2)

235 221 I am not at all well adjusted but I don't expect the world around me to change.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:31 AM (ywNoU)

Things change all the time. Such is the way of thing.
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (tnOuI)

Perhaps I should have been more clear. I don't expect the world to change to suit me.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (ywNoU)

236 Go ahead and try to put that little vest on me. Your will up to date?
Posted by: Emotional Support Cat at August 18, 2018 11:37 AM (gC2IV)

Lemme try and put this mask on you, mkay? Now breathe...

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (tnOuI)

237 RE: cures to feeling bad? I found a new one for the impressionable.

Take your neurotic friend who says they are "depressed" to a psychic. The psychic will tell them lots of good things about their future and voila! They will no longer be depressed.


Way cheaper than therapy.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (SbIX4)

238 A five fingered cat that weighs Five Squared? If I had my other three cats on one side of a scale they might outweigh Bruno... might.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (y4EGh)

239 I'm unpacking my suitcase, and it's only been on the floor for three days. Personal best!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 11:39 AM (kQs4Y)

240 Perhaps I should have been more clear. I don't expect the world to change to suit me.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (ywNoU)

It's like a machine. You are changing too. At some point, the gears align and it works.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:40 AM (tnOuI)

241 232 I had no idea who people here were referring to when they mentioned "Zephyr Teachout" . Now I know she's a candidate for NY State Attorney General who will make it her mission to get rid of Trump to save our country. What a loon!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 11:37 AM (AllCR)

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Harvey Weinstein already took care of the NRA so she/he/xhe had to promise something.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:40 AM (uSlc8)

242 44 minutes?
tl;dr

If you expect me to waste that much time, you'd have put it in small gray boxes.

Posted by: Not a Hawkeye at August 18, 2018 11:40 AM (VWE5i)

243 Progress is where you find it Eris, but is that becoming to one of your reputed discord?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (y4EGh)

244 239
I'm unpacking my suitcase, and it's only been on the floor for three days. Personal best!


I always do mine immediately, because I hate the "travel" part of travel so much. Anything to remove the horrid memories of airports and leeeetle bars of soap.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (T6t7i)

245 Yeah, I think that's an important note. The numbers, they will eventually push out the sane, and the insane will reach critical mass.


Posted by: BurtTC

It's not insanity, just laziness, blockheadedness, and obsession with smart phones. The "smart phone" is one of the stupidest inventions of the modern era.
It is making a lot of people obsessively dumb and pre occuppied.
yak.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at August 18, 2018 11:30 AM (S6Pax)


Yes, I use the word "insane" in the generic sense of the word. As in, people do all sorts of irrational stuff that causes them anguish, and won't lift a finger to fix themselves. That's insane.

Whether they have a diagnosable mental illness or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (cY3LT)

246

We've talked about this stuff around these parts before, but the simplest examples are depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a self-identified condition of being in a state of unease, which is all too often a mental framework problem, not an organic condition.


That's pretty much what Jordan Peterson says, too. It's the feeling of being overwhelmed by life and can be minimized by recognizing what it is that's whelming you constantly then developing some simple tactics to handle .

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (HaL55)

247
The "smart phone" is one of the stupidest inventions of the modern era.
It is making a lot of people obsessively dumb and pre occuppied.
yak.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet


Everyone constantly on their phones reminds me of the Star Trek Next Gen episode "The Game"


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708798/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (IqV8l)

248

it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (HaL55)

249 A friend of mine is married to a Chinese-American woman, and when he told her about Sara Jeong's tweets, she said, without missing a beat, "Sounds like she's pissed that some white guy dumped her"

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM


Getting dumped (or ignored by the guy they like; see Jackie/ Haven Monahan, Emma Sulkowicz, and Lena Dunham) is why 99% of the straight, bitter feminists became that way.

Who their vitriol is aimed at is the 'tell' about who dumped them. (White guy, fraternity guy, republican, etc.)

Posted by: LASue at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (Z48ZB)

250 231 Glen Close did an ad a few years back with her sister who suffers from some mental disease. The crux of the biscuit of that ad was the line, "One in six Americans has some form of mental illness."

That chilled me to the bone. And I don't chill easily.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (HaL55)

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Studies show that 98.2% of statistics quoted by celebrities are bullshit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:42 AM (uSlc8)

251 Zipper Freakout

Yeah much like Reality Winner.

And both make a character's name I selected in my San Francisco story seem pedestrian now.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (y4EGh)

252 My emotional support cat just jumped up on my lap, and is reaching for my hand, trying to prevent me from typing.

Doesn't really get much better than this.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (cY3LT)

253 Well, stoked up the smoker, brisket looks good.

Nothing like starting food prep at 0430 or so...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (6qErC)

254 Everyone constantly on their phones reminds me of the Star Trek Next Gen episode "The Game"


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Exactly.


Conversely, if you're a young person who can effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, you'll own the world of the future.

Literally Own It.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (SbIX4)

255 I'm unpacking my suitcase, and it's only been on the floor for three days. Personal best!

I always do mine immediately, because I hate the "travel" part of travel so much. Anything to remove the horrid memories of airports and leeeetle bars of soap.
Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (T6t7i)

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This. First order of business.

The trip isn't over until the empty suitcase is back in the closet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (uSlc8)

256 Take your neurotic friend who says they are "depressed" to a psychic. The psychic will tell them lots of good things about their future and voila! They will no longer be depressed.


Way cheaper than therapy.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (SbIX4)

You will meet someone tall... dark.... in an alley....

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (tnOuI)

257 O good. I see that this weekend is Infomercial Weekend, er I mean, Pledge Weekend here.

Ar 4 PM, Rick Steves in Travel as a Political Act. Emphasizes the importance of traveling outside the US to experience other culture, broaden perspectives and gain the ability to empathize (WTF) with people who live and think differently from Americans.

Like taking a bike trip to Buttholeastan and getting killed

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (8ikIW)

258 Playing and singing Lyle Lovett's "West Texas Highway," and lovin all the lines, particularly

He told me, Son
East Texas is where I come from
Been ridin that Jacksonville rodeo
An' I got humdrum

The tune starts with an F7 chord.

That Texas accent, the cowboy one, comes from its 1840s and 1850s settlers, who moved from northern Alabama and western Tennessee.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (QZ6gI)

259 Perhaps I should have been more clear. I don't expect the world to change to suit me.
Posted by: Insomniac

So you're saying you don't expect a naked, horny for you super model. To show up at your house in a truck full of money?

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (kG2lj)

260 Some of those illustrations show him with an American flag on his right leg and what appears to be a French flag on his left. What's up with that?
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:26 AM (sdi6R)
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Slovenia?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (kQs4Y)

261 You will meet someone tall... dark.... in an alley....

His name will be Paolo

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM (y4EGh)

262 14 Hours In Chicago: 25 Shot Including 3 Year Old Boy

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I think I know how Chicago could save some money. Pre-draw body outlines with permanent marker on sidewalks throughout the city and ask victims to fall into them. Chalk doesn't grow on trees, you know.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

263 237 RE: cures to feeling bad? I found a new one for the impressionable.

Take your neurotic friend who says they are "depressed" to a psychic. The psychic will tell them lots of good things about their future and voila! They will no longer be depressed.


Way cheaper than therapy.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:38 AM (SbIX4)

I'd immediately conclude the "psychic" was full of shit, but then again I'm not particularly impressionable.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM (ywNoU)

264 That Swedish cow is undressing me with its eyes.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM (vXMB2)

265 I've noticed airports now having toilet rooms for pets. I don't what's in them, possibly fire hydrants and sand. But I'm seeing them crop up.
Might that be related to emotional support animals?

The good thing about Hillary's support dung beetle is she can just leave in her diaper.

Oh that was mean.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (eAMlh)

266 We've talked about this stuff around these parts before, but the simplest examples are depression and anxiety. Anxiety is a self-identified condition of being in a state of unease, which is all too often a mental framework problem, not an organic condition.
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That's pretty much what Jordan Peterson says, too. It's the feeling of being overwhelmed by life and can be minimized by recognizing what it is that's whelming you constantly then developing some simple tactics to handle .
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (HaL55)


I said some weeks ago, after I put down his book, I think he's basically right on point with his thinking, I just don't think I need to read it, because there isn't really anything he's saying that I don't already know, practice, and preach.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (cY3LT)

267 259 Perhaps I should have been more clear. I don't expect the world to change to suit me.
Posted by: Insomniac

So you're saying you don't expect a naked, horny for you super model. To show up at your house in a truck full of money?
Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (kG2lj)

No. I also don't expect it to become less of an oppressive, miserable shitpile either.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (ywNoU)

268 259 Perhaps I should have been more clear. I don't expect the world to change to suit me.
Posted by: Insomniac

So you're saying you don't expect a naked, horny for you super model. To show up at your house in a truck full of money?
Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:44 AM (kG2lj)

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He's well-adjusted enough not to be spending all his money on condoms, shoe shines and Old Spice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (uSlc8)

269 I'd immediately conclude the "psychic" was full of shit, but then again I'm not particularly impressionable. Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM

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I probably should have stated that this procedure works best with "open minded liberals."

You sir, are not an "open minded liberal."

Thank God.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (SbIX4)

270 269 I'd immediately conclude the "psychic" was full of shit, but then again I'm not particularly impressionable. Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:45 AM

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I probably should have stated that this procedure works best with "open minded liberals."

You sir, are not an "open minded liberal."

Thank God.
Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:46 AM (SbIX4)

Indeed.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:47 AM (ywNoU)

271 243 Progress is where you find it Eris, but is that becoming to one of your reputed discord?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (y4EGh)
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Entropy figures into my housekeeping too.

I'm currently in the "order" phase, but it will eventually dissolve into chaos, as must all things.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 11:47 AM (kQs4Y)

272 Ar 4 PM, Rick Steves in Travel as a Political Act. Emphasizes the importance of traveling outside the US to experience other culture, broaden perspectives and gain the ability to empathize (WTF) with people who live and think differently from Americans.

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Personal interaction with foreigners is the best way to explain to them why they're wrong.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:48 AM (uSlc8)

273 That Rick Stevens dude really needs to organise a Tajikistan Bike Rally Against Hate event. In Tajikistan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:48 AM (y4EGh)

274

The good thing about Hillary's support dung beetle is she can just leave in her diaper.

...and there goes a mouthful of perfectly good covfeve...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:48 AM (HaL55)

275 To show up at your house in a truck full of money? "

Well, I've a nice truck. Explains where the money went...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 11:49 AM (6qErC)

276 Someone said Chicago is really two cities. North and South. True dat.

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:49 AM (tnOuI)

277 I like public waste bins, but they are the tragedy of the commons writ small. I've seen couches throw in recycle dumpsters and a family of immigrants tossing used diaper bags into the goodwill donation bin. I went to the Stewart/Colbert rally on the Grand Mall and saw a mountain of Starbucks cups burying a single trash can.
The public has learned that direct and overt littering may be punished, but half-assed, close-enough littering is easier than carrying it somewhere to dispose of properly.

Posted by: Not a Hawkeye at August 18, 2018 11:49 AM (VWE5i)

278 Re that couple who took a bike trip through Isis territory.

I'm going to dump this bucket of blood all over me and jump into this school of sharks. Sharks, you see, are greatly misunderstood and w.ill not harm me in any wa ow ow ow ow ow ow!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 18, 2018 11:50 AM (gC2IV)

279 Later taters. Woke up late, gotta do some chores.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 11:50 AM (kQs4Y)

280 197 119 I just ordered a copy of Chuck Dixon's new comic "Trump's Space Force." Trump & Co. fight aliens (space aliens) and have a great time doing it. Only $25 and it comes signed by the artist, and you get a Space Force patch and trading cards! For an extra $25 you get a Make Space Great Again hat.

https://tinyurl.com/y7tl9nvj
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:03 AM (Izzlo)

Some of those illustrations show him with an American flag on his right leg and what appears to be a French flag on his left. What's up with that?
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:26 AM (sdi6R)

Trump conquered France? Which would be amazing if that was the backstory. I'll have to wait to read the comic & see.

Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:50 AM (Izzlo)

281 A friend of mine is married to a Chinese-American woman, and when he told her about Sara Jeong's tweets, she said, without missing a beat, "Sounds like she's pissed that some white guy dumped her"

Posted by: JoeF. at August 18, 2018 10:27 AM


Getting dumped (or ignored by the guy they like; see Jackie/ Haven Monahan, Emma Sulkowicz, and Lena Dunham) is why 99% of the straight, bitter feminists became that way.

Who their vitriol is aimed at is the 'tell' about who dumped them. (White guy, fraternity guy, republican, etc.)
Posted by: LASue at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (Z48ZB)


Not to disagree with your point, only suggesting that some percentage of those bitter feminists have been raped and/or beaten up by some guy. Those are the ones for whom I can muster up some sympathy. And forgiveness.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:50 AM (cY3LT)

282 189 Yes! We await your report on Fair Food Fried On A Stick.

I hope you don't expect me to try it all, I only have one heart.
The bacon wrapped pork rib on a stick was very good.
The pork belly (basically really thick bacon) on a stick was also quite good, but kind of pricey, so not a great value.
The deep fried pecan pie on a stick was OK, but not as crisp as it should have been.
The chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick (not deep fried) is very good.
The apple egg rolls (deep fried, but not on a stick) are also good.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (AOpTF)

283 Cya Eris.

Already fed myself, the cat,s and took the trash out. Still need to do grocery shopping. Plus thinking of lottery tickets.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (y4EGh)

284 open minded liberals."

Ah. Their minds leaked out...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (6qErC)

285 His workplace is changing and becoming intolerable because of a lack of professionalism from the younger generation, and everyone else is expected to tolerate it.

Posted by: shibumi at August 18, 2018 11:20 AM (SbIX4)
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I've been warning people for years about that. It was once popular to say that the NEA-infected generation would have to shape up to get a job. But if you need bodies for a job, you're eventually going to have to deal with the crop the NEA sent you.

Yes, they sent our kids out as cannon fodder, but the line of cannon has been breached.

Posted by: Axeman at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (YOhRS)

286 Has anybody tried to feed a cow a steady diet of kale or spinach or arugula? I suspect the cow would become homicidal.

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (CdLX2)

287 Somehow the fact that the woman (Zephyr Teachout)- who seems to consider herself the new Churchill and whose platform is "get rid of Trump" operates out of a former urologist's office-seems oddly appropriate:

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlovpx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 11:52 AM (AllCR)

288 Former Yazidi slave surprised to find her former ISIS captor given refugee status in Germany

Former Yazidi slave girl is confronted by her Isis captor in German street, reports him to authorities, and is told: "he's a refugee like you". Ashwaq is scared for her life and returns to Kurdistan.

https://bit.ly/2wg2FM2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:52 AM (+y/Ru)

289 Trump conquered France? Which would be amazing if that was the backstory. I'll have to wait to read the comic & see.
Posted by: josephistan at August 18, 2018 11:50 AM (Izzlo)

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You know who else conquered France?

*hums the Horst Wessel Song*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 11:52 AM (uSlc8)

290 286 Has anybody tried to feed a cow a steady diet of kale or spinach or arugula? I suspect the cow would become homicidal.
Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (CdLX2)

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Homicidal and incredibly well marbled.

Posted by: Omaha Steaks at August 18, 2018 11:53 AM (uSlc8)

291 I'm going to dump this bucket of blood all over me
and jump into this school of sharks. Sharks, you see, are greatly
misunderstood and w.ill not harm me in any wa ow ow ow ow ow ow!

Posted by: Duke Lowell


I don't understand your point.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at August 18, 2018 11:53 AM (T6t7i)

292

I said some weeks ago, after I put down his book, I think he's basically right on point with his thinking, I just don't think I need to read it, because there isn't really anything he's saying that I don't already know, practice, and preach.


I sorta felt that way about his book myself. He does back up his ideas with some good scientific data, and the literary references he cites are very interesting IMO. He shows us history that's right under our noses in a way.

I thinks it's great that he came along when he did. I wish he'd been around when I was a real Boy because I sure could've used his info.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:53 AM (HaL55)

293 "the THEORY of free trade is much different than the reality of dealing with cheaters everywhere. "

It works in the lab. Which is how Paul Ryan wound up on the wrong side of history

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 11:53 AM (1UZdv)

294 "We're very sorry": Facebook admits it ZUCKED UP, restores censored Prager University videos

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For now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 11:54 AM (+y/Ru)

295 Are Facebook shares continuing to drop in value?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:54 AM (y4EGh)

296 Someone said Chicago is really two cities. North and South. True dat.
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:49 AM (tnOuI)


Don't care. You can keep bofe of them.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

297 295 Are Facebook shares continuing to drop in value?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:54

That would not suit investors and at some point they will remove that little dickhead

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:55 AM (tnOuI)

298 I hope you don't expect me to try it all, I only have one heart.
The bacon wrapped pork rib on a stick was very good.
The pork belly (basically really thick bacon) on a stick was also quite good, but kind of pricey, so not a great value.
The deep fried pecan pie on a stick was OK, but not as crisp as it should have been.
The chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick (not deep fried) is very good.
The apple egg rolls (deep fried, but not on a stick) are also good.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 11:51 AM (AOpTF)
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You, sir, are doing yeoman's work. God bless you.

In case you want to keep going, we have a cardiologist right here on the thread standing by.

No pressure though.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (JJZzu)

299 Don't care. You can keep bofe of them.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:54 AM (cY3LT)


Ok

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (tnOuI)

300 you're eventually going to have to deal with the crop the NEA sent you. "

Mrs. mouse can bend your ear for hours on the younger set at the larger energy firms.

She's less than impressed. Too many "soft" sciences and such.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (6qErC)

301 I said some weeks ago, after I put down his book, I think he's basically right on point with his thinking, I just don't think I need to read it, because there isn't really anything he's saying that I don't already know, practice, and preach.

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I sorta felt that way about his book myself. He does back up his ideas with some good scientific data, and the literary references he cites are very interesting IMO. He shows us history that's right under our noses in a way.

I thinks it's great that he came along when he did. I wish he'd been around when I was a real Boy because I sure could've used his info.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:53 AM (HaL55)


Agreed. My decision to stop reading the book is more of a practical one. I'm such a slow reader, I have to be selective about what I read. If I'm spending time on this one, I have no time for that.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (cY3LT)

302 I wanna see Rick Steve fend off ISIS with a tote bag and an Elmo umbrella while on his Kermit the Frog bike.

The grand finale ends with a cage and a gas can.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (89T5c)

303

I hope you don't expect me to try it all, I only have one heart.

Heh. Your blood type will be "O" as in Oil in a couple of days.

OK, B'Gal's up, time to get to work. I'll be in and out for a while.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (HaL55)

304 187 129 At the Iowa State Fair again today. Just saw our local congressweasel walking around, shaking hands. If I get the chance I'll corner him and tell him BUILD THE FREAKIN WALL ! ! ! 1 1 !.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 11:05 AM (AOpTF)

In iowa news, with all due respect and apologies to the family, Leonard Boswell has left the congressional pension fund.

Posted by: Not a Hawkeye at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (VWE5i)

305 Facebook got sold with dual class stock, so that Zuck has and always will have voting control. And he has FU money x1000. He isn't going anywhere

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (1UZdv)

306 Has anybody tried to feed a cow a steady diet of kale or spinach or arugula? I suspect the cow would become homicidal.
Posted by: Fritz


But you could sell the meat at Kobe prices with the right marketing campaign.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (kG2lj)

307 He is unsuitable

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (tnOuI)

308 >>> 252 My emotional support cat just jumped up on my lap, and is reaching for my hand, trying to prevent me from typing.

Doesn't really get much better than this.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (cY3LT)

Why isn't that hand petting me???

Posted by: BurtTC's cat at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (xz6UB)

309
Somehow the fact that the woman (Zephyr Teachout)- who seems to consider herself the new Churchill and whose platform is "get rid of Trump" operates out of a former urologist's office-seems oddly appropriate:


In fairness she is named after the ugly 4 door sedan that Ford produced in England.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (10vO4)

310 And Zuck is Aspie enough not to care about public shaming

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (1UZdv)

311 I don't understand your point.
Posted by: Timothy Treadwell"

I didn't understand the publicity...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (6qErC)

312 So Ford Prefect for Prime Minister?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (y4EGh)

313 I'm thinking in terms of obtaining one in the first place.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (ywNoU)

If you have enough money, the supermodels will find you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (LI7AQ)

314 Don't care. You can keep bofe of them.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:54 AM (cY3LT)


Ok
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:56 AM (tnOuI)


Same thing as Californica. People say "oh, but there's still pockets of conservatives here and there."

I don't care.

The State is a disaster, on balance, and there's no way to mitigate that fact, no matter how you slice it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:59 AM (cY3LT)

315 Yep, my doggone pup has me well-trained

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 11:59 AM (CE6iV)

316 Same thing as Californica. People say "oh, but there's still pockets of conservatives here and there."


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That's where you find all the plastic straws.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 12:00 PM (uSlc8)

317 I didn't always do it, but there was this one time I went to a weekend music festival and camped there with friends. As we were packing up to leave, I could see hundreds of cigarette butts on the ground all over our campsite. I didn't want to leave it like that, so I spent about an hour picking up every one I could find. After that I figured, "Why throw them on the ground in the first place?"
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 11:15 AM (sdi6R)

Could you not tuck them back into the cigarette package, between the foil and the cardboard?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 12:00 PM (LI7AQ)

318 Same thing as Californica. People say "oh, but there's still pockets of conservatives here and there."


Chicago has pockets of people who's main job is not to kill each other. They will still vote for the Dem though. Every frikkin time

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 12:00 PM (8ikIW)

319 Since we're talking about depression, I'll chip in with a few thoughts.
My wife died very suddenly seven months ago. I'm still experiencing sadness. Most days I'm on top of the sadness but somedays the sadness is on top of me.
The thing is I'm not depressed I'm grieving. It's a fact. It's a reality and it's normal.
Might medication help the process. I suppose but I'm functioning and healing day by day-by God's grace and the slight measure of wisdom I've been blessed with.
I got shit faced drunk in Las Vegas last week, which seems to have worked that form of self medication out of my system.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:00 PM (eAMlh)

320 My emotional support cat just jumped up on my lap, and is reaching for my hand, trying to prevent me from typing.

Doesn't really get much better than this.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 11:43 AM (cY3LT)

Why isn't that hand petting me???
Posted by: BurtTC's cat at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (xz6UB)


Oh, he left. My ratio of petting to types was unacceptable.

Now I have another one staring at me. He doesn't climb on the lap though. He'll bite me when he wants to communicate his affection.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:01 PM (cY3LT)

321 OK, B'Gal's up, time to get to work. I'll be in and out for a while.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (HaL55)


******


I wonder just what he meant by this?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 18, 2018 12:01 PM (0tfLf)

322 Oh, he left. My ratio of petting to types was unacceptable.

Now I have another one staring at me. He doesn't climb on the lap though. He'll bite me when he wants to communicate his affection.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:01 PM (cY3LT)


Typing.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:01 PM (cY3LT)

323 Ford produced in England."

Merc zephyr in the early 80s. Mrs had one...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:01 PM (6qErC)

324 >>>But you could sell the meat at Kobe prices with the right marketing campaign.<<<
A couple of cold beers and a nice massage with a happy ending, who could resist?

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2018 12:02 PM (CdLX2)

325 304 In iowa news, with all due respect and apologies to the family, Leonard Boswell has left the congressional pension fund.

Posted by: Not a Hawkeye at August 18, 2018 11:57 AM (VWE5i)

Yeah, that was the lead story on the local news last night. Boswell was an old-school Dem who was good at bringing home the bacon. I actually thought he'd croaked a while ago.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 12:02 PM (AOpTF)

326 313 I'm thinking in terms of obtaining one in the first place.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 11:14 AM (ywNoU)

If you have enough money, the supermodels will find you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 11:58 AM (LI7AQ)

Like I said...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 12:02 PM (Js/7v)

327 Re Zuk...have to look into the structure, but I think the board can remove remove him from sticking his stupid nose into business decisions, even with shares he owns

Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 12:02 PM (tnOuI)

328 Baby cat has been jumping on me all am...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:03 PM (6qErC)

329 If you thought plastic straws were bad for sea animals, wait until you see the latest scientific study on those food sticks at the Iowa State Fair.

Beach-going sea cows have been pierced by over 500 million wood sticks that are discarded every day in Iowa, float down the Missouri-Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico and wash up on the beach in Sweden.

We as a society are literally committing skewercide.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 12:04 PM (m45I2)

330 Since we're talking about depression, I'll chip in with a few thoughts.
My wife died very suddenly seven months ago. I'm still experiencing sadness. Most days I'm on top of the sadness but somedays the sadness is on top of me.
The thing is I'm not depressed I'm grieving. It's a fact. It's a reality and it's normal.
Might medication help the process. I suppose but I'm functioning and healing day by day-by God's grace and the slight measure of wisdom I've been blessed with.
I got shit faced drunk in Las Vegas last week, which seems to have worked that form of self medication out of my system.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:00 PM (eAMlh)


Well said.

Prescribed meds can and often will, impede the grieving process.

But idiot docs still prescribe it. And still label normal grieving as depression.

That said, has it been seven months??

Wow, I had no idea it was that long ago. Keep forging ahead. This is life, as you know.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (cY3LT)

331 ormer Yazidi slave surprised to find her former ISIS captor given refugee status in Germany

Former Yazidi slave girl is confronted by her Isis captor in German street, reports him to authorities, and is told: "he's a refugee like you". Ashwaq is scared for her life and returns to Kurdistan.


Imagine that here post WWII: Polish Jew survivor of Auschwitz walking down the street and runs into former SS captain, complains to the State Dept. and is told, "too bad, so sad."

Posted by: LASue at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (Z48ZB)

332 couple of cold beers and a nice massage with a happy ending"

Yeah, that would lead to some happy cows...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (6qErC)

333 Andy Cuomo has been flirting with a Presidential run. He can't even stumble out of the gate

Locally many of us are pissed at Andy for sneaking through a midnite rider to rename the new Tappan Zee bridge the Cuomo bridge. The Triborough bridge was renamed the RFK bridge. I'm waiting for one of our small Harlem River bridges to get named after Teddy

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (1UZdv)

334 We as a society are literally committing skewercide."

Nailed it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:07 PM (6qErC)

335 I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 18, 2018 12:07 PM (eisG/)

336 329 Beach-going sea cows have been pierced by over 500 million wood sticks that are discarded every day in Iowa, float down the Missouri-Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico and wash up on the beach in Sweden. 

Nah, we figured out how to get the federal government to pay us to recycle them into ethanol, and to require the oil companies to blend the subsidised ethanol into gasoline.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 12:08 PM (AOpTF)

337 I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago"

Did you get crabs?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:09 PM (6qErC)

338 If you thought plastic straws were bad for sea animals, wait until you see the latest scientific study on those food sticks at the Iowa State Fair.

Beach-going sea cows have been pierced by over 500 million wood sticks that are discarded every day in Iowa, float down the Missouri-Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico and wash up on the beach in Sweden.

We as a society are literally committing skewercide.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 12:04 PM (m45I2)


I do have hope though. One of the most popular names for girls these days is Jennifer. Or some variant thereof. So you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who goes by the name of Jen.

Many of them, however, are tired of being so labeled, and resent the shortening of their names to such a small, insignificant thing.

So they wish to now be called by their full, lovely name: Jennifer.

The Jenocide is a welcome thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:09 PM (cY3LT)

339 I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago.
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren

Didja see lots of little big horns?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 12:09 PM (+y/Ru)

340 couple of cold beers and a nice massage with a happy ending"

Yeah, that would lead to some happy cows...
Posted by: Anon a mouse

Hell that would lead to a happy Me.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:10 PM (kG2lj)

341 The Jenocide is a welcome thing."

So there's a bunch of Jentiles?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 18, 2018 12:10 PM (6qErC)

342 I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago.
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren


*******


Don't go in the winter time. It's too difficult to keep your wig warm.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 12:11 PM (m45I2)

343 Maybe will rename that character in the San Fran story Whipper Freakout.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 12:11 PM (y4EGh)

344 Locally many of us are pissed at Andy for sneaking through a midnite rider to rename the new Tappan Zee bridge the Cuomo bridge. The Triborough bridge was renamed the RFK bridge. I'm waiting for one of our small Harlem River bridges to get named after Teddy
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (1UZdv)

How long until New York is renamed "The State of Cuomo"?

Posted by: Surfperch at August 18, 2018 12:11 PM (AcZtS)

345 You wanted to be a Cop.

You'd settle for Meter-maid.

They'll make you a Pooper-scooper.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 12:13 PM (BRvh1)

346 Aces High!

https://youtu.be/ve4kcWuQYsU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 12:13 PM (+y/Ru)

347
Sweden is overrun with fuzzy wuzzy muzzies and they're worried about cow flop on the beaches?

Priorities, volk!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:13 PM (/52yu)

348
I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago.


Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 18, 2018 12:07 PM (eisG/)


So your mammaries of that day have faded?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 12:14 PM (10vO4)

349 I'm waiting for one of our small Harlem River bridges to get named after Teddy


*******


Do they have one with the guard rail busted out?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 12:14 PM (m45I2)

350 The Iowa department of Weights & Measures has a booth here at the Fair, with a scale you can step onto and then they print out a weighticket with the time, date, and weight, like a truck scale. I'm a little disappointed that I've only gained 2 1/2 pounds from a week of gluttony.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 12:14 PM (AOpTF)

351 How long until New York is renamed "The State of Cuomo"?
Posted by: Surfperch

Can you imagine all the signs where an H is painted over the Cu?

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:15 PM (kG2lj)

352 "We do not merely destroy our enemies, we change them"
that's from Orwell's 1984. In the end Winston loves Big Brother..
I know little about clinical depression and such, but it does seem the whole PC realm and 50 year Soviet PsyOp on America has not been about resistance, it has been forcing submission. The 60's "counter-culture" was the thing to join, if you wanted to be hip not square.

Societal pressure and fake news and even lawsuits, now the IRS and our own government are forcing compliance, along with this rather new social media coordinated suppression, and fake polls to constantly show "we are winning the war against Trump the Russkie stooge".

All that is part of the left's agenda ... use of force and pressure to push people into loving Big Brother, PC is the easy path.

PJ Watson has a good video on where they have taken us ... The Age of Emotional Incontinence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lct8ql2zoLo

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 12:15 PM (bT8Z4)

353 The Babylon Bee has an hilarious item about all violent extremists killing in a vicious brawl.
It started when a group of 20 rightwing extremists started brawling with a large group of leftwing extremists.
After the tiny group of rightwingers was wiped out the lefties started on each other until everyone was dead and violent extremism was eliminated.
Hilarious but no can linky with my tablet.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:16 PM (eAMlh)

354 Ted Kennedy really does deserve a fitting memorial, like a reflecting pool complete with a sculpture of submerged car. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 12:17 PM (H5knJ)

355 I WANT MY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HOOKER!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 18, 2018 12:17 PM (oVJmc)

356 Ted Kennedy really does deserve a fitting memorial, like a reflecting pool complete with a sculpture of submerged car. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 12:17 PM (H5knJ)

Beached whale recumbent?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:18 PM (eAMlh)

357 I'd been to one nude beach, but that was many moons ago.
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren


*******


Don't go in the winter time. It's too difficult to keep your wig warm.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 18, 2018 12:11 PM (m45I2)


I have to believe that woman knows she's as dumb as a load of bricks. She must fear, that when she dies, they'll just throw her in the cold, moist soil and forget she ever existed. None of her cash will save her.

She must cry herself to sleep each night, singing the phrase "bury me not, on the loam prairie..."

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:18 PM (cY3LT)

358
Beach-going sea cows have been pierced by over 500 million wood sticks that are discarded every day in Iowa, float down the Missouri-Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico and wash up on the beach in Sweden.


In the meantime, residual hormones from discarded birth control pills and soyage continue their relentless assault on male genders everywhere.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:18 PM (/52yu)

359 KT, thank you so much for your contributions on the weekends. You find such interesting content!

Posted by: Emmie at August 18, 2018 12:18 PM (4HMW8)

360 Sweden is overrun with fuzzy wuzzy muzzies and they're worried about cow flop on the beaches?

Priorities, volk!

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Does Lena Dunham really need another place to be naked?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 12:19 PM (+y/Ru)

361 One memorial that should never be - Nude Teddy Recumbent at Martha's Vineyard.

Oh wait... Nude Lena Dunham on Beach would be probably worse.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 12:19 PM (y4EGh)

362 For a corrupt, incompetent little bureaucrat, Kofi Annan gets quite a tongue bath obituary from the usual suspects at the Associated Press.
https://tinyurl.com/y7k9yrdu

Posted by: tu3031 at August 18, 2018 12:20 PM (jDF8P)

363 I've noticed for the last few weeks this thread is entitled "Late Summer Saturday Open Thread". I've never thought of August as "late summer". Seems like it's pretty much the middle of summer to me.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (sdi6R)

364 "Got any clean-up projects planned this weekend?"

I need to either clean my kitchen and wash the dishes or just burn the place to the ground and buy a new one.

This is not an easy decision.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (y87Qq)

365 I've just been listening to a charming Irish woman talking with her teenaged daughter. Now I feel like a creepy stalker.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (eAMlh)

366 FNC just reported on the freak in CO that murdered his wife and kids. Locally they say the found the bodies on Anadarko property, his former employer. I can only hope he goes to pmita prison and hangs himself.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 12:24 PM (pcnVL)

367
I'm in Day Four of Beadfest classes (silversmithing) outside Philadelphia and my sixth class. One more this evening and one tomorrow. Learning a lot, but starting to recognize that my technical skill levels are now considerably advanced ftom where they were back when I started over four years ago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (/52yu)

368 I've noticed for the last few weeks this thread is entitled "Late Summer Saturday Open Thread". I've never thought of August as "late summer". Seems like it's pretty much the middle of summer to me.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM


You're right. Late September is when summer ends, and I really must be back at school.

Posted by: Rod Stewart at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (LOgQ4)

369 Ted Kennedy really does deserve a fitting memorial, like a reflecting pool complete with a sculpture of submerged car. Maybe I should start a GoFundMe.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls

A Reflecting pool or a fountain?

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (kG2lj)

370 If the three-month season of summer is divided into "early, middle, and late", then late summer should begin around August 20.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (sdi6R)

371 Krebs, that sounds fascinating. Do you make jewelry?

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 12:26 PM (JJZzu)

372 "Got any clean-up projects planned this weekend?"
------------
I need to either clean my kitchen and wash the dishes or just burn the place to the ground and buy a new one.

This is not an easy decision.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (y87Qq)


I have yard waste cleanup that absolutely must get done today.

Sometimes I believe I only exist on this planet to keep tidy this one tiny patch of land.

That's my role. That's what God created me for. That's my curse.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (cY3LT)

373 "Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (1UZdv) "

It's a big deal here in the Hudson Valley. Everyone calls it the TZ Bridge. Been that forever. The legislature conveniently tabled the bill to officially keep it the TZ before the last session closed.

Besides that, people are moving out by me in droves. The new motto should be "I Hate New York".

BTW. You missed they renamed the Battery Tunnel after another liberal douche, Hugh Carey.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (neTGq)

374 The Iowa department of Weights & Measures has a booth here at the Fair, with a scale you can step onto and then they print out a weighticket with the time, date, and weight, like a truck scale. I'm a little disappointed that I've only gained 2 1/2 pounds from a week of gluttony.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 12:14 PM (AOpTF)
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You're not trying hard enough. There's a big, deep-fried world on a stick outvthere waiting for you. Go!!!

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (JJZzu)

375 A Reflecting pool or a fountain?
Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (kG2lj)

A reflecting pool with a submerged Oldsmobile that emits air bubbles, and muffled pleas for help.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 12:28 PM (LI7AQ)

376
25 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.

Posted by: JAS at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (3HNOQ)


"They said you was hung!"

"And they was right!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:28 PM (/52yu)

377 for school kids, "summer" is over ... at least here, they went back yesterday.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 12:28 PM (bT8Z4)

378 If the three-month season of summer is divided into "early, middle, and late", then late summer should begin around August 20.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:25 PM (sdi6R)


Clearly the calendar does not define what constitutes Summer, and the other seasons.

Your geography has a lot to do with it. Also your mindset.

I tend to see July 4 as the hump. Everything after that is the slow, inexorable crawl to winter and cold and death.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:29 PM (cY3LT)

379

BOSTON (AP) - A conservative rally against "far-left violence" is being organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.

Boston Free Speech, the group organizing the event, says on its Facebook page that its rally is scheduled for noon at City Hall Plaza. Organizer John Medlar says the event is meant to call out Internet censorship and "violent suppression of discourse in the public square."

The Boston Globe reports more than 100 counterprotesters are already gathering at the State House for a planned march to City Hall organized by Stand Against Hate-Boston and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 12:30 PM (IqV8l)

380 364 "Got any clean-up projects planned this weekend?"

I need to either clean my kitchen and wash the dishes or just burn the place to the ground and buy a new one.

This is not an easy decision.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (y87Qq)


I'm personally leaning toward the second option, but I've then got to decide if my apartment neighbors deserve a heads up first.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 18, 2018 12:31 PM (NL6wI)

381 Leavenworth O'Brien on CNN wanting to identify the Manafort jurors:


Soledad O'Brien
@soledadobrien
Or, um, start tracking them down for interviews once the verdict is in, because that's how journalism works. Jeez. Idiota.

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Tracking them down, stringing them up. Tomayto, tomahto.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 12:31 PM (+y/Ru)

382 Clean up? Going to dad's soon. I'm trying to put it off.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 12:32 PM (pcnVL)

383
371 Krebs, that sounds fascinating. Do you make jewelry?
Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 12:26 PM (JJZzu)


Not at the moment, as I am developing my skills and trying to see what interests me. Both Mrs. K and I are doing this and we both make cabochons as well as doing silversmithing. Right now she has a strong interest in wire wrapping and I am developing an affinity for applying chasing and repousse to create small metal pieces. We shall see ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:32 PM (/52yu)

384 In my state school dosen't start until the day after Labor Day. Which is also the day after our State Fair ends.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:32 PM (kG2lj)

385 I need to either clean my kitchen and wash the dishes or just burn the place to the ground and buy a new one.

This is not an easy decision.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:23 PM (y87Qq)

I'm personally leaning toward the second option, but I've then got to decide if my apartment neighbors deserve a heads up first.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 18, 2018 12:31 PM (NL6wI)


The ones who play Bon Jovi until the wee hours of the morning?

F-'em.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:32 PM (cY3LT)

386 Sometimes I believe I only exist on this planet to keep tidy this one tiny patch of land.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (cY3LT)


I would happily turn my yard into a community garden if it were possible. Let the neighborhood retirees run the place. I'll serve iced tea on the rare occasions when I'm home, otherwise the hose is over there, leave me a couple tomatoes maybe if there are enough and we cool. Grass lawns never did me or anyone else any favors.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:33 PM (y87Qq)

387 356
Ted Kennedy really does deserve a fitting memorial, like a reflecting
pool complete with a sculpture of submerged car. Maybe I should start a
GoFundMe.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 18, 2018 12:17 PM (H5knJ)



Beached whale recumbent?


Nope. A sandwich shop.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 12:33 PM (T6t7i)

388 Hand prints on the back window and an empty flask floating in the water would add a nice touch.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 18, 2018 12:34 PM (89T5c)

389 The Boston Globe reports more than 100 counterprotesters are already gathering at the State House for a planned march to City Hall organized by Stand Against Hate-Boston and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 12:30 PM


The next line should read, ''the Democratic Socialists of America seek to overturn the results of the last election, repeal the US Constitution, destroy the free market economy, and bring one party rule to the USA''.

If we had an honest press.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 12:34 PM (LOgQ4)

390 hopefully they require chocolate milk, which comes from brown cows, not racist white cows.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 12:35 PM (bT8Z4)

391 votermom. Don't know if you are still here. Plumbers suggested a pressure control valve at the street where the water comes in. Oddly enough they said that sometimes the pressure surge blows it as well. Rather have it there then in the house.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (N3JsI)

392 362 For a corrupt, incompetent little bureaucrat, Kofi Annan gets quite a tongue bath obituary from the usual suspects at the Associated Press.
https://tinyurl.com/y7k9yrdu
Posted by: tu3031 at August 18, 2018 12:20 PM (jDF8P)

--------

Exotic name, dark complexion, minimal competence. No leftard is immune to the Obama Effect

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (uSlc8)

393 If Soledad wants to interview the jurors, offer $100,000.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (y4EGh)

394 I'm taking a break from yard work this weekend. I mowed last week and it doesn't really need it now. This time of year the grass is growing more slowly than it did in spring.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (sdi6R)

395 FNC just reported on the freak in CO that murdered his wife and kids. Locally they say the found the bodies on Anadarko property, his former employer. I can only hope he goes to pmita prison and hangs himself.

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I know little about this case including whether he did it or not but I do know that he is being held without bond while the NM terror campers were released on their signatures despite the, uh, suspicious death of a child.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (+y/Ru)

396
The Bridge of Sanctimonious Piety

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:37 PM (/52yu)

397 Sometimes I believe I only exist on this planet to keep tidy this one tiny patch of land.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (cY3LT)

I would happily turn my yard into a community garden if it were possible. Let the neighborhood retirees run the place. I'll serve iced tea on the rare occasions when I'm home, otherwise the hose is over there, leave me a couple tomatoes maybe if there are enough and we cool. Grass lawns never did me or anyone else any favors.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:33 PM (y87Qq)


Yup. What I cut out there, whether it's grass or weeds or clods of dirt, it's all the same to me. I keep it low-ish, so as to not hear them complain. The larks who reside around me, and seem to have nothing better to do with their time than pretty up their sod, to mock and ridicule my dusty track.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:38 PM (cY3LT)

398

The Bridge Over Troubled Otters

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 12:38 PM (IqV8l)

399 AW, the "justice" system is a joke anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 12:38 PM (pcnVL)

400 Emotional support velociraptor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 18, 2018 12:38 PM (Ib/RG)

401 Krebs, that sounds really nice. How nice that your and your wife are doing this together. Sounds like a very rewarding hobby.

Posted by: bluebell at August 18, 2018 12:39 PM (JJZzu)

402 Antifa could beat half of CNN's on air staff to death and the media would still deny they're anything other than well meaning, peaceful children.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:39 PM (eAMlh)

403 > Oh wait... Nude Lena Dunham on Beach would be probably worse.

Greenpeace would show up to try to help her back in the water.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 18, 2018 12:40 PM (Ib/RG)

404
Class time beckons ... all y'all try not to burn down this place, hear? As for burning down your own places, shoot a video of that to share with the rest of us, m'kay?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 18, 2018 12:40 PM (/52yu)

405 I'm taking a break from yard work this weekend. I mowed last week and it doesn't really need it now. This time of year the grass is growing more slowly than it did in spring.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (sdi6R)


My thing right now is tree branches. Now, trees serve a purpose. They keep the sun from beating down too hard, and they sometimes obscure me from having to look at the loons who live nearby.

The downside of course, is they shed leaves in the fall, and the rest of the year, they just drop dead and/or dying branches wherever they please.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:40 PM (cY3LT)

406
Hot and humid here in Brazoria County. Yard work begins in 20 minutes. Fenced yard and dog pens today, back forty tomorrow, Her Majesty permitting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 18, 2018 12:41 PM (LsBY9)

407 FNC just reported on the freak in CO that murdered his wife and kids. Locally they say the found the bodies on Anadarko property, his former employer. I can only hope he goes to pmita prison and hangs himself. -----

That douche deserves to be drawn and quartered.

Posted by: X-ray at August 18, 2018 12:41 PM (kG2lj)

408 333---Locally many of us are pissed at Andy for sneaking through a midnite rider to rename the new Tappan Zee bridge the Cuomo bridge. The Triborough bridge was renamed the RFK bridge. I'm waiting for one of our small Harlem River bridges to get named after Teddy
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 12:05 PM (1UZdv)
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I was going to say that Teddy has nothing to do with NY but then realized that fact wouldn't stop them.
In any case, a very small bridge (preferably without guard rails) would indeed be fitting.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 12:42 PM (0jtPF)

409 Antifa could beat half of CNN's on air staff to death and the media would still deny they're anything other than well meaning, peaceful children.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:39 PM (eAMlh)


I'd like to believe you, really I would. But I'd have to see it happen first.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:42 PM (y87Qq)

410 How many honey badgers would it take to overcome one cow? They are like land piranhas I'm sure, but there's got to be a minimum amount.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 12:45 PM (/qEW2)

411 400 Emotional support velociraptor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 18, 2018 12:38 PM (Ib/RG)


The woman in the video is much too tall.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:45 PM (sdi6R)

412 My thing right now is tree branches. Now, trees serve a purpose. They keep the sun from beating down too hard, and they sometimes obscure me from having to look at the loons who live nearby.

The downside of course, is they shed leaves in the fall, and the rest of the year, they just drop dead and/or dying branches wherever they please.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 18, 2018 12:40 PM (cY3LT)


I'm cool with trees. There's one out back that drops little green things the size of a squash ball - walnuts maybe? I think it's a black walnut tree. Anyway, when they drop onto the deck it sends the cats - who are watching rodents with murder on their minds - jumping about three feet vertically. It's hilarious to watch. They go from cunning apex predator in full stalk mode to terrified little bunny in an instant because of a little green thing falling off a tree.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)

413
The Boston Globe reports more than 100 counterprotesters are already gathering at the State House for a planned march to City Hall organized by Stand Against Hate-Boston and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 12:30 PM


Fantastic let's get democrats on video acting like Pinkerton agents for the new robber barons violently putting down a protest against censorship.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 12:47 PM (10vO4)

414 Antifa could beat half of CNN's on air staff to death and the media would still deny they're anything other than well meaning, peaceful children.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 12:39 PM (eAMlh)


I'd like to believe you, really I would. But I'd have to see it happen first.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:42 PM (y87Qq)

========

Give me a government research grant, and I will be happy to conduct this experiment.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 12:48 PM (/qEW2)

415 The cows are nude and stuff.

Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 12:49 PM (Tyii7)

416 Give me a government research grant, and I will be happy to conduct this experiment.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 12:48 PM (/qEW2)


*waves arm*

Bartender! A round of free moneys for this man. Give him all the moneys.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:50 PM (y87Qq)

417 The Gardening Thread is up. Or you can stick around here. Cheers.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 18, 2018 12:50 PM (BVQ+1)

418 Another dark rainy day.
I'm sick of rain....and the grass is out of control.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 12:51 PM (0jtPF)

419 The more poop the better, I always say and stuff.

Posted by: Little Lupe at August 18, 2018 12:52 PM (Tyii7)

420 There's one out back that drops little green things the size of a squash ball - walnuts maybe? I think it's a black walnut tree.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:46 PM

Sounds like a walnut. Last fall I collected a five gallon bucket of them. After the first snow I placed one each day on the deck outside the room I sit. They disappeared. Then I noticed a squirrel begin to get my attention on days when I was late putting out his free food. He was agitated, confused.

Why hadn't his free food appeared yet?

By early spring my bucket was empty but he still appeared every day. Sometimes he would claw at my sliding glass door. But that was it bub, spring is here, get your own food.

There's some psychology lesson there, I would assume. Also a political lesson.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 12:53 PM (LOgQ4)

421 for trees the method I learned (and like) is "vista pruning". That is on bigger trees, pruning them up 15-25 feet, so you have the view underneath the tree, but still get the shade and the pretty tree. Also lets more light in for grass/cover under the tree.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 12:55 PM (bT8Z4)

422 My wife died very suddenly seven months ago. I'm still experiencing sadness.


God bless you, Teem. There is a reason the traditional mourning period is a year and a day. You have to now go through all the seasons and occasions without her.

I have been assured that, while the wounds never heal, they do scab over.

Posted by: The Tarantula behind the glass at August 18, 2018 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

423 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 18, 2018 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

424 379
BOSTON (AP) - A conservative rally against "far-left violence" is being organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.

Boston Free Speech, the group organizing the event, says on its Facebook page that its rally is scheduled for noon at City Hall Plaza. Organizer John Medlar says the event is meant to call out Internet censorship and "violent suppression of discourse in the public square."

The Boston Globe reports more than 100 counterprotesters are already gathering at the State House for a planned march to City Hall organized by Stand Against Hate-Boston and the Democratic Socialists of America.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 18, 2018 12:30 PM (IqV8l)


So "opposition to censorship" = "hate". OK then.

They're really leaving us no other choice than to go full Pinochet on their asses.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 12:56 PM (sdi6R)

425 Tarantula, that's what it took when we lost mom. It's a long haul. Dad had been dealing with his cancer for over a year before he passed.

Posted by: Infidel at August 18, 2018 12:57 PM (pcnVL)

426 the grass is out of control.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 12:51 PM (0jtPF)


I mean... I didn't want to be the first to bring it up, but we were all thinking it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:57 PM (y87Qq)

427 It is hot AF outside.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

428 412---Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)
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Deadlier than a land mine those black walnuts.
And you have to pick them up pronto if they fall on a deck or walkway. They stain.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 12:58 PM (0jtPF)

429 for trees the method I learned (and like) is "vista pruning". That is on bigger trees, pruning them up 15-25 feet, so you have the view underneath the tree, but still get the shade and the pretty tree. Also lets more light in for grass/cover under the tree.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 18, 2018 12:55 PM


My grandfather used to say that 'any tree you can't walk under is useless'. I have a 15 foot electric pole trimmer that I use religiously.

I just wish I owned a chipper. It only takes five minutes to 'down' the branches, but after that it takes another hour to clean up the mess.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 12:59 PM (LOgQ4)

430 My God it's hot outside.

Feh.

Will cower inside with the A/C and read all weekend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)

431 426
I mean... I didn't want to be the first to bring it up, but we were all thinking it.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 12:57 PM (y87Qq)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:01 PM (0jtPF)

432 430 My God it's hot outside.

Feh.

Will cower inside with the A/C and read all weekend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)


Sounds like a plan. That's what I've been doing for about the last month. Today is not as hot as it has been, but it's still muggy.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:01 PM (sdi6R)

433 Will PDT attend the Aretha Franklin funeral? She refused his invititation to his inauguration.

Should he go and get booed by the crowd?

Good optics or bad 60 days before the midterms?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at August 18, 2018 01:02 PM (mdfoO)

434

I wonder just what he meant by this?


Heh, prolly not what you were thinking, oh ye of dirty mind. That would've been termed "the old in-out."

Her new medicine (inhaled) that I have to prepare every day plus all the rest of that primary caregiver type stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 01:03 PM (HaL55)

435 Sounds like a plan. That's what I've been doing for about the last month. Today is not as hot as it has been, but it's still muggy.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:01 PM (sdi6R)


Today's the first in a long time that hasn't broken 80 before noon. Just got back about an hour ago and it's just now at about 80.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:03 PM (y87Qq)

436 My wife died very suddenly seven months ago. I'm still experiencing sadness.


God bless you, Teem. There is a reason the traditional mourning period is a year and a day. You have to now go through all the seasons and occasions without her.

I have been assured that, while the wounds never heal, they do scab over.
Posted by: The Tarantula behind the glass at August 18, 2018 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

Thank you.. I believe that to be true. I wonder if parts of the second year might be harder because of the deadening effect of shock fading.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:03 PM (eAMlh)

437 Thank you.. I believe that to be true. I wonder if parts of the second year might be harder because of the deadening effect of shock fading.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:03 PM (eAMlh)

Well, my wife didn't die - she kicked me to the curb - but in my case anger followed the numbness of shock. So I don't know for sure, but you may experience some of that.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:05 PM (NWiLs)

438 ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION
ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION
ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION
COW FARTS HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL
COW FARTS HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL
COW FARTS HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

Posted by: I stand atop a spiral stair at August 18, 2018 01:05 PM (5HkfU)

439 And you have to pick them up pronto if they fall on a deck or walkway. They stain.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 12:58 PM (0jtPF)


That ship has sailed. Which is handy, now I can go back to not caring.

But yes, going out to the woodpile and coming back with an armful of logs and stepping on a couple of walnuts is way more dangerous than it should be.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:05 PM (y87Qq)

440 I just saw a video of that queen cheerleading for the Saints.

Can't.

Stop.

Laughing.


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 01:06 PM (EoRCO)

441 433 Will PDT attend the Aretha Franklin funeral? She refused his invititation to his inauguration.

Should he go and get booed by the crowd?

Good optics or bad 60 days before the midterms?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at August 18, 2018 01:02 PM (mdfoO)


Since when does a President go to an entertainer's funeral?

Yes, Aretha was a legend, but I don't see any reason why Trump should attend.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (sdi6R)

442 Sounds like a plan. That's what I've been doing for about the last month. Today is not as hot as it has been, but it's still muggy.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:01 PM (sdi6R)
----

I'm just getting sick of "What did you do this weekend, Eris?"

"Nothing. Nothing, okay?! Get off my back!"

Luckily, I have a rich inner life. *shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (kQs4Y)

443
Besides that, people are moving out by me in droves. The new motto should be "I Hate New York".
Posted by: Marcus T at August 18, 2018 12:27 PM (neTGq)

Contagion has spread to your neighborhood. The NY86 virus must be contained or it will infect your locality. Immediately collect all infection vectors and return them to the point source of NYC.

Posted by: CDC at August 18, 2018 01:09 PM (e1mEI)

444 Luckily, I have a rich inner life. *shifty eyes*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (kQs4Y)


Good for you! People often overlook the benefits of probiotics.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:10 PM (y87Qq)

445 Good for you! People often overlook the benefits of probiotics.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:10 PM (y87Qq)

I contain multitudes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:11 PM (kQs4Y)

446 Will PDT attend the Aretha Franklin funeral?


Why? He needs to be there about as much as I do.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 18, 2018 01:12 PM (jDF8P)

447 I contain multitudes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:11 PM (kQs4Y)


But you're not a colony of corpse-animating transdimensional worms, right?

Haha!

*weak, terrified smile*

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (y87Qq)

448 I'm just getting sick of "What did you do this weekend, Eris?"

"Nothing. Nothing, okay?! Get off my back!"

Luckily, I have a rich inner life. *shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (kQs4Y)

Sounds like me. My inner life is my only life though.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

449 I spent a few days in Las Vegas last week and decided 115 degrees is too hot for me, even if it's dry heat.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (eAMlh)

450 439---But yes, going out to the woodpile and coming back with an armful of logs and stepping on a couple of walnuts is way more dangerous than it should be.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:05 PM (y87Qq)
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No kidding. I sprained an ankle on one of those suckers once.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (0jtPF)

451 449 I spent a few days in Las Vegas last week and decided 115 degrees is too hot for me, even if it's dry heat.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (eAMlh)

Win anything?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

452 The surface of Venus is about 800 degrees, but it's a dry heat.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:14 PM (sdi6R)

453 449 I spent a few days in Las Vegas last week and decided 115 degrees is too hot for me, even if it's dry heat.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (eAMlh)

Win anything?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

Is there a prize for getting spectacularly drunk?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:15 PM (eAMlh)

454 Sounds like me. My inner life is my only life though.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

No, you have us! The Ace Dimension is the Cool dimension. We are real, and even meat-based, though not in this dimension.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:15 PM (kQs4Y)

455 453 449 I spent a few days in Las Vegas last week and decided 115 degrees is too hot for me, even if it's dry heat.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (eAMlh)

Win anything?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

Is there a prize for getting spectacularly drunk?
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:15 PM (eAMlh)

The Moron Val-U-Rite Medal of Honor, with cluster

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

456

Will PDT attend the Aretha Franklin funeral?



He'd generate a bit of good will if he attended, IMO, but I agree the need isn't there.

Coming home from the gig last night, somebody down here rented an electronic billboard along the Interstate that had a quote from her: "I'll always be singing somewhere." RIP The Queen of Soul.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 01:16 PM (HaL55)

457 I hope this actor is spiritually and emotionally grounded, because dear Lord, what a horrible role to play-Kermit Gosnell. Media, of course will give no coverage to this movie coming out in October:

https://tinyurl.com/y9cqckza

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 01:16 PM (AllCR)

458 No, you have us! The Ace Dimension is the Cool dimension. We are real, and even meat-based, though not in this dimension.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:15 PM (kQs4Y)

You have a point. But in terms of my immediate meatspace (shut up), not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:16 PM (NWiLs)

459 mmm food on a stick

on my bucket list is to eat at one of those Brazilian steakhouses where they just continually bring you meat on skewers

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:18 PM (CE6iV)

460 455. Order of the Golden Hammer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 18, 2018 01:20 PM (fA1SL)

461 Oh, while in Michigan I went to the Detroit Institute of Arts to see the Star Wars costume display (did I already tell you all this?).

They were gorgeous. Everything from Chewie's walking carpet (actually yak and mohair) to all the iterations of Empire armor. Amidala's gowns were absolutely works of art that any modern monarch would love to wear.

One lavender velvet gown had actual amethyst crystals sown on because Lucas didn't feel that regular crystals caught the light quite right.

https://www.dia.org/starwars

(Scroll through at top picture)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:21 PM (kQs4Y)

462 Got any clean-up projects planned this weekend?

==

yup

doggatello is getting a bath!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:21 PM (CE6iV)

463 "...continually bring you meat on skewers"

We got a couple out our way.
Fantastic.
Trays of meat being served to you after they slice them.
With swords.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 01:22 PM (w7KSn)

464 Since when does a President go to an entertainer's funeral?

Yes, Aretha was a legend, but I don't see any reason why Trump should attend.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (sdi6R)

I don't see any need. she was either hostile or indifferent to him. She was an Obama fangurl, so let Obama attend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 01:23 PM (LI7AQ)

465 391 votermom. Don't know if you are still here. Plumbers suggested a pressure control valve at the street where the water comes in. Oddly enough they said that sometimes the pressure surge blows it as well. Rather have it there then in the house.
Posted by: never enough caffeine at August 18, 2018 12:36 PM (N3JsI)

that's even better if the water company lets him out that in

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:24 PM (CE6iV)

466 on my bucket list is to eat at one of those Brazilian steakhouses where they just continually bring you meat on skewers
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:18 PM (CE6iV)


There is (or used to be) a place in Boston that sells some kind of mixed drink in a vessel with about the dimensions of a landscaping planter and there are people wandering around the club selling steak satay out of a kind of insulated apron thing. They're like marinaded steak-on-a-stick marsupials. That's about all I remember about it.

Did you get an email, by any chance?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:24 PM (y87Qq)

467 One lavender velvet gown had actual amethyst crystals sown on because Lucas didn't feel that regular crystals caught the light quite right.

https://www.dia.org/starwars

(Scroll through at top picture)
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:21 PM (kQs4Y)

Amethyst is not that scarce. Just purple quartz, and they mine tons of it Brazil. Literally metric fucktons of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 18, 2018 01:25 PM (LI7AQ)

468
Since when does a President go to an entertainer's funeral?
Yes, Aretha was a legend, but I don't see any reason why Trump should attend.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:07 PM (sdi6R)


Barack Obama didn't attend B.B. King's funeral either.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 01:25 PM (10vO4)

469 I don't see any reason why Trump should attend.

The answer is "I invited her to my inaugural, but she declined. I have no reason to think she changed her mind and would want me there. Out of respect for her and her wishes, I will not attend." Done.

Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 01:28 PM (T6t7i)

470 Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 01:22 PM (w7KSn)

If I went I could only bring KTE with me. We'd totally demolish all the meats.

Hubby and KTY would not do it justice.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:29 PM (CE6iV)

471 469
The answer is "I invited her to my inaugural, but she declined. I have no reason to think she changed her mind and would want me there. Out of respect for her and her wishes, I will not attend." Done.
Posted by: pep at August 18, 2018 01:28 PM (T6t7i)


I don't think he even needs to say that much. He already issued a statement when she died. Just leave it at that.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:30 PM (sdi6R)

472 Did you get an email, by any chance?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:24 PM (y87Qq)

not at votermom

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:32 PM (CE6iV)

473 not at votermom
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:32 PM (CE6iV)


The bookhorde@ one?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:33 PM (y87Qq)

474 458 ---You have a point. But in terms of my immediate meatspace (shut up), not so much.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:16 PM (NWiLs)
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It's damned hard to get the perfectionist/idealist monkey off your back.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:34 PM (0jtPF)

475 Plus the have this Brazilian drink, I have no idea how to spell it, but it is pronounced komshasha.
Holy cats, strong stuff.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 01:34 PM (w7KSn)

476 It's damned hard to get the perfectionist/idealist monkey off your back.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:34 PM (0jtPF)

Huh. That explains the smell.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:35 PM (NWiLs)

477 There's a Brazilian steakhouse not far from me. I've never eaten there.

Once I heard a commercial on the radio for it at the exact moment I was driving past it. That was funny.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:35 PM (sdi6R)

478 One lavender velvet gown had actual amethyst crystals sown on

Like with a seed drill?

Posted by: some pedantic ass at August 18, 2018 01:35 PM (YisB7)

479 477 There's a Brazilian steakhouse not far from me. I've never eaten there.

Buy two entrees, get a waxing for free?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

480 The bookhorde@ one?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:33 PM (y87Qq)

the cutie with a spork?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:36 PM (CE6iV)

481 461 Oh, while in Michigan I went to the Detroit Institute of Arts to see the Star Wars costume display.....
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:21 PM (kQs4Y)
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Wow. I'm not even a SW fan but that sounds wonderful.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:37 PM (0jtPF)

482 Ha! Yes, they were cast like pearls at/on swine.

Sewn.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:38 PM (kQs4Y)

483 Joking aside, I'm curious what you meant by "perfectionist/idealist monkey"

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:38 PM (NWiLs)

484 the cutie with a spork?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:36 PM (CE6iV)


glaaaarg

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:42 PM (y87Qq)

485 471---I don't think he even needs to say that much. He already issued a statement when she died. Just leave it at that.
Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:30 PM (sdi6R)
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THIS. If the effing media presses it, just have Sarah point out that having a POTUS at such an event is an enormous distraction that does a disservice to the deceased and family --- which is why presidents do not ordinarily attend.

In any case, since when do POTUSes go to celeb funerals? They rarely even go to head-of-state ones, usually sending the VP or SoS.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 01:43 PM (0jtPF)

486 479
Buy two entrees, get a waxing for free?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:36 PM (NWiLs)


*types*
*deletes*

Well, of course, steaks should have the hide removed, but... I'm not a fan of waxing.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 01:44 PM (sdi6R)

487 Speaking of "on a stick". It reminds me of an Odd Couple episode where they hosted a student cellist, who ate a whole shishkebab that Felix had made, off a stick in a few seconds.

I can't find the episode, but it was significant because this is mainstream TV we're talking about, and this episode had a very strong anti-affirmative action message.

Turned out the student was talented at football, but was horrible at the cello, and the only reason the music department wanted to recruit him was to fill a diversity quota. Felix and Oscar realized that he was being played and talked him out of accepting the offer.

It's amazing this would be absolutely censored now. TV is forbidden from examining moral distinctions or questioning leftist principles. If anyone can identify the episode, I'd be thankful. It may have been scrubbed, or maybe my bing-fu and youtube-fu are just failing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 01:45 PM (/qEW2)

488 glaaaarg
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:42 PM (y87Qq)

too cute

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:46 PM (CE6iV)

489 Here's an okay clip on the Star Wars exhibit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2EBG3CY_gA

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (kQs4Y)

490 Hello my lovelies.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Presidential Panties at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (PCb3o)

491 If anyone can identify the episode, I'd be thankful. It may have been scrubbed, or maybe my bing-fu and youtube-fu are just failing.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 01:45 PM (/qEW2)


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0664287/

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:48 PM (y87Qq)

492 In Iowa State Fair news, today is the annual State Fair chili contest. This is an International Chili Society sanctioned event and draws a large crowd. Today's competition was marred by controversity when one of the entrants was found to have adulterated his chili with carrots. The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM (AOpTF)

493 Here's an okay clip on the Star Wars exhibit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2EBG3CY_gA
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 01:47 PM (kQs4Y)


Trigger warning: ewok.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:50 PM (y87Qq)

494 The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM (AOpTF)


Sent to the cornfield?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:50 PM (y87Qq)

495 Sent to the cornfield?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:50 PM (y87Qq)

planted head first in the carrot patch

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:51 PM (CE6iV)

496 What exactly is in Chewie's bandolier?

Posted by: Purina Wookiee Treats? at August 18, 2018 01:52 PM (YisB7)

497 >>>Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:48 PM (y87Qq)

Thank you sir, that is the one. The funniest scene is where he starts playing some Bach piece, Felix is in heaven for a few seconds, but then he starts playing out of tune, and Felix has this look of horror on his face.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 01:54 PM (/qEW2)

498 496 What exactly is in Chewie's bandolier?

==
suppositories

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 18, 2018 01:55 PM (CE6iV)

499 What exactly is in Chewie's bandolier?
Posted by: Purina Wookiee Treats? at August 18, 2018 01:52 PM (YisB7)


A gentleman never asks, and a wookiee never tells.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 01:57 PM (y87Qq)

500 The Kookifornians are up to it again:

New CA Bill To Mandate Only Milk, Water With Kids' Meals...

-
California: where coke and pedophilia are OK and Coke and kids aren't.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 01:58 PM (+y/Ru)

501 Interpretive Specialist Melanie Parker is pretty hot, but jeez that voice.

Posted by: vocal fry at August 18, 2018 01:58 PM (YisB7)

502 IIRC Obama loved attending celebrity funerals but wasn't so interested in military funerals.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 01:58 PM (zJmMh)

503 New CA Bill To Mandate Only Milk, Water With Kids' Meals

The California government could teach North Korea a thing or two about totalitarianism.

Posted by: rickl at August 18, 2018 02:01 PM (sdi6R)

504 "I was going to say that Teddy has nothing to do with NY"

Like his brothers, he grew up in Riverdale and Bronxchester during Papa Joe's Wall Street and Hollywood days.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 02:02 PM (1UZdv)

505 And here's one more link"

http://www.powerofcostume.si.edu/costumes.html

Bummed that it's not coming to the Smithsonian.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 02:04 PM (kQs4Y)

506 Bronxville

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 18, 2018 02:07 PM (1UZdv)

507 having a POTUS at such an event is an enormous distraction that does a disservice to the deceased and family --- which is why presidents do not ordinarily attend.


Absolutely; A funeral service (if it's a Christian one ) is a time to thank God for the life of the person, to commit their soul to God, to remember Scriptural promises about Jesus' resurrection and ours and to ask God for grace and comfort for survivors. Since people were responding to Trump's tweet recognizing the death of Aretha Franklin with comments like: "You're a f'ing racist. How dare you make a comment about Aretha Franklin" the partisan atmosphere surrounding it would be awful Let the people who knew and loved her best attend. . I think it would be inappropriate for Obama to attend too. They'd have to a provide Secret Service protection for him as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 02:09 PM (AllCR)

508 Bummed that it's not coming to the Smithsonian.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 02:04 PM (kQs4Y)


Hmmm... it's around all next month too. It's been far too long since I've been to DIA. Whenever I scrounge up someone to go museuming in Detroit we end up at the Ford. Which is nice! But it's not the only thing to see there.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 02:10 PM (y87Qq)

509 Quick check in and a gentle reminder:

JEFF SESSIONS STILL HAS NOT ARRESTED ANY OF THE CRIMINALS AT THE FBI/DOJ.

Have a great and wonderful weekend.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 18, 2018 02:13 PM (r9UYA)

510 The Henry Ford Museum is fantastic.

Mom and I both agree that they need to bring back:

1) Packards
2) Fins
3) Trunks big enough for five bodies
4) Rumble seats

I liked the section with the McCormick Reaper and all the tractors too.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 02:14 PM (kQs4Y)

511 Sargon talks about the less-dumb Cuomo and "America was never great."

https://youtu.be/cQCpwzPEDMM

Listen to the cackling hags laughing women cackling hags in the audience when he says that line. Always listen to the audience for additional context.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 18, 2018 02:15 PM (rnAwa)

512 483 Joking aside, I'm curious what you meant by "perfectionist/idealist monkey"
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 01:38 PM (NWiLs)
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I don't know if I can articulate it very well.

It's a matter of being TOO goal-oriented and having high standards of what constitutes achievement.

It's a matter of being paralyzed in action great or small because of the (usually realistic) fear that things won't turn out the way your mind wants them to.

It's the thing that made me give up painting for ages, despite loving the brush in my hand--- the disgust at the gulf between what I wanted to do and what I actually did.

It's the reason why a room in our house is covered in dust, cobwebs, grime, and clutter. The carpet is wretched and we need to put in wood floors. So there's no point in cleaning it because, until the carpet is gone, it won't look Just Right anyway. And if it can't be Just Right, it might as well look like a homeless camp.

If I can't have a life that is Just Right, I shall have no life at all.

It's a matter of my saying, eh, don't hit "post" because the answer is inadequate.








Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 02:15 PM (0jtPF)

513 Mom and I both agree that they need to bring back:


5) Dymaxion houses

I almost added "...and Greenfield Village", but lol, if you have a couple of hours, you're going to the Ford, don't even pretend.

Greenfield Village is fun as hell and would be a destination by itself, it's just a shame it's right next to the Ford Museum which needs a full day to ALMOST see it all.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 02:17 PM (y87Qq)

514 Hillary Clinton's Commemorative Presidential Panties
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 02:18 PM (0jtPF)

515 The magnet in the motor of my washing machine's pump cracked and a piece broke off and it doesn't work. So I'm just sitting around waiting for Amazon to bring a replacement.
No good estate sales, I got distracted and lost a local auction for a pair of Gustavian repro chairs I could have afforded and now will never have.

A branch fell on the roof and cracked it like an eggshell and it hasn't rained yet so I'm not sure if it's really repaired correctly.

I feel rather thwarted to tell you the truth.

I need a big pile of money and a new house.

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:22 PM (Sp1NT)

516 223 Things!
Posted by: runner at August 18, 2018 11:33 AM (tnOuI)

My God! They're EVERYWHERE!

Posted by: BJM at August 18, 2018 02:23 PM (O74hG)

517 Washington State wildlife officers refuse to rescue woman treed by a pack of wolves because wolves are people better than people, too.

https://bit.ly/2nLMYbL

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 18, 2018 02:26 PM (+y/Ru)

518 My God! They're EVERYWHERE!
Posted by: BJM at August 18, 2018 02:23 PM (O74hG)


DON'T PANIC SIR DON'T PANIC

Posted by: L/Cpl Jones at August 18, 2018 02:26 PM (y87Qq)

519 This is a rather clever R-and in Mass, no less. He beats trangender drivers license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders:

https://tinyurl.com/yd3wglqs

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 02:27 PM (AllCR)

520 248
it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 18, 2018 11:41 AM (HaL55)

My God! It's EVERYWHERE!

Posted by: BJM at August 18, 2018 02:27 PM (O74hG)

521 The VDH link is a great talk.
Thanks for the link.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 02:30 PM (w7KSn)

522 507----Absolutely; A funeral service (if it's a Christian one ) is a time to thank God for the life of the person, to commit their soul to God, to remember Scriptural promises about Jesus' resurrection and ours and to ask God for grace and comfort for survivors....Let the people who knew and loved her best attend. .
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 02:09 PM (AllCR)
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This. And Aretha was most definitely a Christian.

Sure, her fame being so great, there is bound to be a lot of extraneous hooplah at a public funeral. (That's why many celebs have a separate, very private service too.)

I expect it will be like a concert with more than a few performers eager to grab attention.

But there's no need to make it MUCH worse by injecting bitter politics.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 02:32 PM (0jtPF)

523 Here's what pull out the carpet and put in a floating floor, or make a floor cloth or put down some MDF and fricking paint it, pinterest-style, with some no-prime chalk paint.

It's hard to keep hope when everything is broken and you can't have your simple dreams realized. But chalk paint is a pretty good cure for a bad floor.


Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:33 PM (Sp1NT)

524 But there's no need to make it MUCH worse by injecting bitter politics.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 02:32 PM (0jtPF)

Exactly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 18, 2018 02:34 PM (AllCR)

525 I want a Pierce Arrow.
Ever see one of those?
The wheels come up to your shoulders.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at August 18, 2018 02:34 PM (w7KSn)

526 That VDH column in the sidebar manage to provoke. I have no doubt the average Moron is better read, more intelligent and smells better than that elitist nincompoop who needed to vent about Trump supporters.
Oddly enough I remember a time when being elitist meant having an IQ about 35.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 02:36 PM (zJmMh)

527 Gerald Ford, eaten by wolves... he was delicious. https://youtu.be/u7IN1UDWJgY

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:38 PM (Sp1NT)

528 Leftists are just a bunch of kill-joy bastards

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 02:39 PM (lxZ71)

529 517
Washington State wildlife officers refuse to rescue woman treed by a pack of wolves because wolves are people better than people, too.

We camped up in that area in late June of this year(Loup Loup Pass) and knew there were wolf packs sighted in the area. Guess what? Under Wife and I both had Glocks on our belts. Why didn't the salmon researcher?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 18, 2018 02:40 PM (r9UYA)

530
In Iowa State Fair news, today is the annual State Fair chili contest. This is an International Chili Society sanctioned event and draws a large crowd. Today's competition was marred by controversity when one of the entrants was found to have adulterated his chili with carrots. The offender was disqualified, banned from future competitions and ejected from the fairgrounds.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at August 18, 2018 01:49 PM (AOpTF)


Of course you realize this means war!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at August 18, 2018 02:41 PM (10vO4)

531 Washington State wildlife officers refuse to rescue woman treed by a pack of wolves because wolves are people better than people, too.

That reminds me of a scene in LOTR . It's too bad she didn't have Gandalf with her.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 02:42 PM (zJmMh)

532 I need a big pile of money and a new house.

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:22 PM


This is why we need socialism in this country, so that you can lose your house and I can keep my three homes.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders - Avowed Socialist at August 18, 2018 02:43 PM (LOgQ4)

533 532
This is why we need socialism in this country, so that you can lose your house and I can keep my three homes.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders - Avowed Socialist at August 18, 2018 02:43 PM (LOgQ4)
--------------------------------------------
Preach it, brother!

Posted by: Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, et alia ad nauseam at August 18, 2018 02:46 PM (0jtPF)

534 The last performance of Aretha's I saw was at the Lions game on Thanksgiving.

No one kneeled when she sang the anthem.

R.I.P.

Posted by: logprof at August 18, 2018 02:48 PM (e7oj4)

535 Why didn't the salmon researcher have a Glock on her belt? Because researcher-eatin' wolves are a make-believe concept. https://youtu.be/-toH-FyPCuk

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:49 PM (Sp1NT)

536 492, they shouldn't have been so hasty in that life long ban, a tar and feather job would have sufficient

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 02:50 PM (lxZ71)

537 Anybody else think "comedian" Michelle Wolf looks like Benicio del Toro in a curly wig?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 02:50 PM (kQs4Y)

538 >>535
Why didn't the salmon researcher have a Glock on her belt? Because
researcher-eatin' wolves are a make-believe concept.
https://youtu.be/-toH-FyPCuk

LOL

Posted by: Under Fire at August 18, 2018 02:57 PM (r9UYA)

539 We were seriously entertaining the idea of flying to Sweden to get a Volvo with the built in moose alert but what with Gothenburg car-torchings aren't so sure we shouldn't wait until well after the elections. And I don't want to go in winter. Swedish beaches really aren't that much fun though, if you want a beach trip go someplace else.

Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:58 PM (Sp1NT)

540 (Loup Loup Pass)

Waaaaaiiit. She went to a place literally called "wolf wolf pass" and didn't expect wolves?

"Researcher". I think I'll have to adjust my definition of this word.

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 02:58 PM (P1f+c)

541 537 Anybody else think "comedian" Michelle Wolf looks like Benicio del Toro in a curly wig?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 02:50 PM (kQs4Y)
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No, not in the least --- but that still made me laugh bigly!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 18, 2018 02:59 PM (0jtPF)

542
Remember the story of the lesbian feminist "icon" professor charged with sexually harassing her gay male student? Well, here's her picture. And his:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6072623

His name is Nimrod. For real.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 18, 2018 03:01 PM (8O3HH)

543 Tell me I'm wrong, Margarita!

https://tinyurl.com/ya9boznc


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 18, 2018 03:02 PM (kQs4Y)

544
Waaaaaiiit. She went to a place literally called "wolf wolf pass" and didn't expect wolves?


Weel they're supposed to pass and not chase people up a tree.

Posted by: Big City Nature Weenie at August 18, 2018 03:04 PM (10vO4)

545 Pets are a NOOD

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 03:04 PM (lxZ71)

546 Anybody been watching FNC this afternoon?

Seems like they're up to their old NeverTrumper tricks. They've got guys on there on the defending Trump side, on the security clearance thing" saying ridiculously stupid things that support the other side's desire to not have a bunch more pulled. It's pretty unwatchable.

Really, I don't know why anybody's still talking about it. The guy was at the center of a seditious cabal, and has been using his clearance to smear the POTUS and push nutty conspiracy theories. He really IS a genuine disgrace - and worse - as you might expect for a Communist.

The way these cucks talk about it, you'd think he was being denied the right to vote, or being thrown in jail. It's beyond ridiculous.

Posted by: Optimizer at August 18, 2018 03:25 PM (hOOi9)

547 His name is Nimrod. For real.

Well, the Biblical "Nimrod" was the king who supposedly built the Tower of Babel, a "mighty hunter", and a great-grandson of Noah.

Was he a foreign student? "Nimrod" meaning "dork" is an American thing.

Posted by: mikeski at August 18, 2018 03:27 PM (P1f+c)

548
Really, I don't know why anybody's still talking about it. The guy was at the center of a seditious cabal, and has been using his clearance to smear the POTUS and push nutty conspiracy theories. He really IS a genuine disgrace - and worse - as you might expect for a Communist.


And they fail to put it in context by pointing out this started almost two years ago with the horrendous amount of leaking that was going on.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 18, 2018 03:52 PM (10vO4)

549 539 We were seriously entertaining the idea of flying to Sweden to get a Volvo with the built in moose alert but what with Gothenburg car-torchings aren't so sure we shouldn't wait until well after the elections. And I don't want to go in winter. Swedish beaches really aren't that much fun though, if you want a beach trip go someplace else.
Posted by: sarahw at August 18, 2018 02:58 PM (Sp1NT)

Do Boris and Natasha come with it as well?

Actually my experience with moose on the road suggests a moose alert would consist of the car shrieking "you're going to die; you're going to die."

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 18, 2018 04:01 PM (nBr1j)

550 Not many moose in se Pennsylvania but my aunt and uncle in Alaska tell me it's usually a total loss with the car, but they do also I hear taste pretty good so not a total loss to the driver.

Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (lxZ71)

551 Not many moose in se Pennsylvania but my aunt and uncle in Alaska tell me it's usually a total loss with the car, but they do also I hear taste pretty good so not a total loss to the driver.
Posted by: Skip at August 18, 2018 04:07 PM (lxZ71)

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An ex roommate of mine totaled his rental car in SE PA in an encounter with a 7 point buck deer one night. Deer was injured, but able to walk away.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 18, 2018 04:18 PM (I16G8)

EMT 08/18/18

For EMT content, please refer to comments.

- The Management

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1 About time.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

2 'Flying trucks. What will they think of next?'

Flying fucks?

Posted by: Derp Thoughts at August 18, 2018 06:45 AM (UdKB7)

3 WTFO?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:45 AM (JFO2v)

4 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, August 18, 2018. On this day in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

5 Rob Emanuel is catching a lot of grief for blaming Chicago urban violence on a lack of morals and character. As predicted by Patrick Moynihan, I blame it on LBJ's great society and war on poverty. A lot of us will cheer Rob Emanuel's problems and likely defeat at the polls, but remember, he will just be replaced by someone who is the same or worse.


http://tinyurl.com/ybamky92

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

6 Yay! Vic with the news!

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:46 AM (8ikIW)

7 Virginia communist Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from 'arbitrarily revoking security clearances'. This idiot knows that such an amendment is unconstitutional, however no person of his political party gives flying rat turd about the constitution. But he also knows it hasn't got a chance in hell of passing and probably will never reach the floor. But all he wants is publicity from a far left MFM.


http://tinyurl.com/y73vlpc8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

8 RIP Morgana King, the actress who played Don Corleone's wife in the first two Godfather films at age 87.


http://tinyurl.com/y9uzaqc2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

9 (willowed downstairs

So i'm hearing scuttlebutt that Trump says he'll be revoking Ohr's security clearance soon....


uhhh...?


Am I missing something here, or is this another trademarked Trump Trap maneuver? Why give him a heads up? Intentionally force his hand to gobble up as much intel as he can, but feed his suspected sources fake intel to help continue mapping out who's in bed with who in the Swamp? Figure out any unknown inter-agency shenanigans?

Or is this just how things are done?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 06:47 AM (BRvh1)

10 Did I even make the top 10?

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 06:47 AM (cHbmY)

11 Reporters fire back after admitted communist Ocasio-Cortez defends barring press from town hall so people would 'feel safe'. They may 'fire back' but they will still support her and yell for people to vote for her. Just like Scankles after she had reporters locked in a closet.


http://tinyurl.com/ycnzcz7h

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

12 CA is at it again; kids in CA at restaurants will now only be allowed to have water or milk with their meals. I guess kids who are lactose intolerant are just SOL. But that's what they get for having parents who have not yet left this failed State. Could this be considered child abuse?


http://tinyurl.com/y7m24bhc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

13 It is far too early, and I slept far too little, for your dumb ass to be hanging around, Smiley Face....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 18, 2018 06:47 AM (BRvh1)

14 5 Rob Emanuel is catching a lot of grief for blaming Chicago urban violence on a lack of morals and character.

Youre kidding right. Unfather boys causing troubles. Just kids having fun!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:48 AM (JFO2v)

15 Wonders never cease; A Thurston County WA Superior Court judge sided with the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation against an unconstitutional gun-control ballot initiative in Washington.


http://tinyurl.com/yd6obpj9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

16 Meanwhile far left communist Sen. Chris Murphy in CT is urging gun-control supporters to flock to the polls in November and defeat the NRA.


http://tinyurl.com/ycr44rna

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

17 Rand Paul says disgraced ex-CIA director Brennan revealed the name of an undercover operative that we had in Yemen thus endangering his life, He should have been fired and have is security clearance revoked then. But that was in 2012 under Obama who could have cared less about security and danger to undercover agents.


http://tinyurl.com/y9lroreh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

18 Wait a minute...


We are the content?

What do I look like, soylent green?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 06:49 AM (wldC6)

19 If we don't show it, they will come. ESPN will no longer air the playing of the national anthem at pro football games. I'm sure all 27 viewers will miss that showing.


http://tinyurl.com/y7vvzf32

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:49 AM (mpXpK)

20 Here is a correction to something I posted yesterday. It WAS the judge in the Manafort case who had received the threats that he was referring to. But the fact that he refused to release the names of the jurors to the press was accurate.


http://tinyurl.com/y72wa8mq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:49 AM (mpXpK)

21 G'mornin' Horde !

Coffee !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 18, 2018 06:49 AM (58Au8)

22 And speaking of wonders never ceasing, 67,000 MI welfare recipients who are able bodied and have no dependents and who are not working will no longer be able to receive welfare. I thought that people who had no underage dependents could not receive welfare anyway??? Remember ending welfare as we know it?


http://tinyurl.com/y7c2ylu2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

23 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/y798wg2y


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

24 Poor Rahm Emmanuel. Even he has finally realized that the fault of the shootings may not be the guns from Indiana.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:50 AM (8ikIW)

25 "And that's it for today. "

Thanks, Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 06:51 AM (wldC6)

26 12 CA is at it again; kids in CA at restaurants will now only be allowed to have water or milk with their meals.

Unlimited crime
shit in streets
illegals raping and killing
state broke
schools worthless

TADA milk and water make it OK.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:52 AM (JFO2v)

27 Thanks for the news, Vic

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 18, 2018 06:52 AM (58Au8)

28 "It WAS the judge in the Manafort case who had received the threats that he was referring to."

What were the nature of the threats? Were they in Russian?

Posted by: Derp Thoughts at August 18, 2018 06:53 AM (UdKB7)

29 TADA milk and water make it OK.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Without a straw

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:53 AM (8ikIW)

30 "TADA milk and water make it OK."

Better not be no straws involved, either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 06:53 AM (wldC6)

31 "TADA milk and water make it OK"

Unless there's a straw in it.

Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 06:54 AM (UdKB7)

32 I was just reading that Morgana King had a vocal range of four octaves.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 06:54 AM (cHbmY)

33 I see the Utexas prof trying to get carry killed were thrown out of court!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:54 AM (JFO2v)

34 Bah should have known yall were on it. I need to get in gear I've got a full weekend of racing ahead.

Posted by: freakd at August 18, 2018 06:54 AM (UdKB7)

35 Well, shit. I'm the strawless camel that broke the streak.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (cHbmY)

36 We're headed to Golden Corral at 8 to beat the crowd. Why? Because we're deplorables who reek of Walmart and I really wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (w6Y4b)

37 >>Am I missing something here, or is this another trademarked Trump Trap maneuver? Why give him a heads up?



Pretty sure Ohr has been busy being interviewed by the OIG for the past year. He's already been demoted *twice*. Ohr's fully aware his goose has been cooked. This is Trump letting the rest of the world in on it and that he's probably also the next to be fired.

Have to say, Trump has been quite effective at Alinsky-ing each of the conspirators (pick a target, freeze it, polarize it), introducing each of them to the public via twitter, foreshadowing their demise, and then stepping back and letting their bosses drop the hammer. He's putting on quite a show.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (W+vEI)

38 28 "It WAS the judge in the Manafort case who had received the threats that he was referring to."

What were the nature of the threats? Were they in Russian?
Posted by: Derp Thoughts at August 18, 2018 06:53 AM (UdKB7)

And now press is looking for jury names to hand over to pantyfa

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (JFO2v)

39 Are Klownafornia schools going to ban Juice Boxes from kids lunches in schools?

Those little straws actually have points on them to penetrate the foil seal.

And can kill a turtle from 100 yards.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (wldC6)

40 I received a form from the county to fill out for jury duty. Now, I'm not sure if I want to serve. If names and addresses can be released or discovered of the jury, then anybody could have a revenge of some sort coming at them

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (8ikIW)

41
Remember ending welfare as we know it?

Bill Clinton. You always have to parse each and every one of his words. Sure, the way we formerly 'knew' welfare ended. They changed it around. It's still there.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 06:56 AM (LOgQ4)

42 " I received a form from the county to fill out for jury duty. "

Simply reply that with the media's recent attempts to Doxx Jurors, you feel threatened and intimidated.
And therefore are unable to perform the duties and responsibilities of an impartial Juror.

Let the Court chew on that one for a while.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 06:58 AM (wldC6)

43 The Conservative Case for the Man of Sin:
Why the Antichrist is Good for the World

Weekly Standard cover, c. 2030

Posted by: dw at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (stPAM)

44 38 And now press is looking for jury names to hand over to pantyfa

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (JFO2v)


And the judge said they are not going to get them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (mpXpK)

45 Good morning folks, thanks krak and Vic.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (2vAsP)

46 Reason to revoke clearance:
Guideline A: Allegiance to the United States
Guideline B: Foreign influence
Guideline C: Foreign preference
Guideline D: Sexual behavior
Guideline E: Personal conduct
Guideline F: Financial considerations
Guideline G: Alcohol consumption
Guideline H: Drug involvement
Guideline I: Emotional, mental, and personality disorders
Guideline J: Criminal conduct
Guideline K: Security violations
Guideline L: Outside activities
Guideline M: Misuse of information technology systems

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

47 Heh. From Sean Spicier...

Liberals don't know the difference between someone trying to silence them and people just not giving a crap what they think.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (8ikIW)

48 Whereas thugs were openly employed in the past, it seems that the communists among us are adept at using faceless bureaucracy to achieve the same ends. I suspect this is because a thug can be shot by an outraged patriot but a bureaucracy cannot.

Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 07:00 AM (w6Y4b)

49 Good Morning Glories!

We're going to visit the MIL (age 85) today, and take her to visit the grave of my FIL.

Twill be a long day.

Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 07:00 AM (6Zmow)

50 43 The Conservative Case for the Man of Sin:
Why the Antichrist is Good for the World

Kind of funny as he will be championed on every newspaper as the savior!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

51 >>CA is at it again; kids in CA at restaurants will now only be allowed to have water or milk with their meals.



CA: We care so much about the children we will regulate their beverage choices.

Also CA: Open borders!! Human traffickers, feel free to bring your kiddie sex workers on in! MS-13, feel free to forcibly recruit illegal immigrant teens, kill other teens!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 07:02 AM (W+vEI)

52 41 Bill Clinton. You always have to parse each and
every one of his words. Sure, the way we formerly 'knew' welfare ended.
They changed it around. It's still there.





Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 06:56 AM (LOgQ4)

The press gave Clinton the credit for it after the Republican congress passed it three times and he vetoed it until they passed it in a veto proof vote.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 07:02 AM (mpXpK)

53 As said in the last tread, local NY MFM are trying to explain away Gov. Cuomo's remarks about making America great. He met.....

Posted by: Colin at August 18, 2018 07:02 AM (wS95n)

54 "Kind of funny as he will be championed on every newspaper as the savior!"

Yep. He will [appear to] achieve lasting peace where none was possible before. That alone will get lots of people to line up to willingly accept his mark.

Posted by: doomed at August 18, 2018 07:03 AM (w6Y4b)

55 Liberals don't know the difference between someone trying to silence them and people just not giving a crap what they think.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM (8ikIW)

Who really gets their knickers wet are the so called conservatives when they are ignored.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

56 Have to say, Trump has been quite effective at Alinsky-ing each of the conspirators (pick a target, freeze it, polarize it), introducing each of them to the public via twitter, foreshadowing their demise, and then stepping back and letting their bosses drop the hammer. He's putting on quite a show.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (W+vEI)



And I am entertained. More Trump, More MAGA

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:04 AM (uU9xW)

57 Well!! Just leave me hanging back there. No nood or nuttin.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:04 AM (R5lpX)

58 "Well!! Just leave me hanging back there. No nood or nuttin."

See comment #820, by Bruce.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:06 AM (wldC6)

59 Well!! Just leave me hanging back there. No nood or nuttin.
Posted by: Traveling Man

I followed the rules. I got first, then posted at #820 of the EMT is NOOD.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

60 #52 - - -Vic, I didn't know that but I'm not surprised. Clinton got credit for the sunrise back then.

That was back before his fecal effluent acquired an odor.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:09 AM (uU9xW)

61 Looking at my jury form to fill out, they ask if I'm married. Then they ask for the name of my wife.

Why the F... do they need that?

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

62 Maybe I'll put down that I feel like I'm married to Hillary

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:11 AM (8ikIW)

63 @53

Why are they even bothering?


Its not like the NYGOP will make an issue of his remarks.


I have literally not seen a single commercial from the supposed GOP candidate for Governor.


I've seen wall to wall commercials for Cuomo the lesser though and his even stupider lieutenant governor.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 18, 2018 07:12 AM (kT3/m)

64 Bruce, In case they need to take hostages.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:13 AM (uU9xW)

65 >>And I am entertained. More Trump, More MAGA



Me, too! Who's the next "contestant" eliminated, who will make it to the "final round"?

OK, drank my coffee, now off to the beach with the doggie. Have a great morning, horde!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 18, 2018 07:13 AM (W+vEI)

66 I musta missed that, seeing as how I came in @ # 824 or so. Didn't bother to scroll up. Like I said, not enough coffee and plus my mind's on the road ahead. Bad night's sleep as usual before a travel day. A whole litany of excuses. Do any of em hold water?

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:13 AM (R5lpX)

67 This is Major Elon to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door

And I'm floating

in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 07:15 AM (CdLX2)

68 Bad night's sleep as usual before a travel day. A whole litany of excuses. Do any of em hold water?
Posted by: Traveling Man &&&&

I'll give you the bad nights sleep before a travel day. Why the heck is that? Did I pack? Did I contact? Did I...?

Before a trip I take one Benadryl to help me sleep.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:16 AM (8ikIW)

69 "A whole litany of excuses. Do any of em hold water?"

Jake Blues you're not.


But the committee will accept them..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:16 AM (wldC6)

70 And a great day at the beach for you and dog.

Do you put Omarosa on a leash or just let her run?

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:16 AM (uU9xW)

71 've seen wall to wall commercials for Cuomo the lesser though and his even stupider lieutenant governor.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 18, 2018 07:12 AM (kT3/m)

I've seen no commercials for Cuomo upstate. But of course why bother, NYC will elect him anyway. They don't give two shits what upstate thinks.

Posted by: Colin at August 18, 2018 07:17 AM (wS95n)

72 "I've seen no commercials for Cuomo upstate. But of course why bother, NYC will elect him anyway."

Why wouldn't they?

He thinks like they do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:17 AM (wldC6)

73 >>> Do you put Omarosa on a leash or just let her run?

She will get in the trash and pee on every leg she can find.

Leash.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:19 AM (cHbmY)

74 She will get in the trash and pee on every leg she can find.

Leash.
Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism

Will she also bite the hand that feeds her?

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:20 AM (8ikIW)

75 VIA, If you are not paying for this, you are not the customer. You are the product.

Posted by: Willowed JAS at August 18, 2018 07:20 AM (3HNOQ)

76 Very Sad Fact: Mario's legacy would be enhanced without kids.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:21 AM (uU9xW)

77 "VIA, If you are not paying for this, you are not the customer. You are the product."

That's exactly what I tell every knucklehead that tells me that they use NextDoor, Facebook Twitter....etc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:23 AM (wldC6)

78 >>>61 Looking at my jury form to fill out, they ask if I'm married. Then they ask for the name of my wife.

Why the F... do they need that?
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

>>>64 Bruce, In case they need to take hostages.
Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:13 AM (uU9xW)

Zinger, and timely. Many points.

Posted by: m at August 18, 2018 07:23 AM (CwOPz)

79 Speaking of Dog, I saw a story last night that she propositioned Piers Morgan to allow her to win at Celebrity Apprentice, he very wisely declined.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:23 AM (uU9xW)

80 If the content here in the EMT is free, then that can only mean that the commenters are the product.

Just like Google, Twat, and FB.

Do we get bar coded or something?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 07:23 AM (UsCnO)

81 Coffee Annan just shuffled off to that big Starbucks in the sky. My special awareness of the UN and lattes will never be the same.

Posted by: Fritz at August 18, 2018 07:24 AM (CdLX2)

82 VIA, If you are not paying for this, you are not the customer. You are the product.



Posted by: Willowed JAS

---
Well, nice to know at least I'm productive.

Posted by: Corona at August 18, 2018 07:25 AM (MceDl)

83 "Do we get bar coded or something? "

Check under the hairline at the back of your head and neck with an ultraviolet light.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:25 AM (wldC6)

84 I'll give you the bad nights sleep before a travel day. Why the heck is that? Did I pack? Did I contact? Did I...?

Before a trip I take one Benadryl to help me sleep.
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:16 AM (

I'll be damn if I know. I always have all my stuff packed up and in the truck the night before. Maybe it's the fact I'm leaving home again and knowing when I get back after 10 or 12 weeks away, my Honey Do list will be exponentially longer. ( Because the list is never completely done...there's always a couple of things that didn't get completed.)

Or it could be that I'm getting too old for all this traveling crap and I dread getting up and leaving home again.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:25 AM (R5lpX)

85 Do we get bar coded or something?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Don't worry. Bob from NSA has your number

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

86 ESPN will no longer air the playing of the national anthem at pro football games.

What they'd really like is for it to be banned at sporting events.

But has Professional Football Players' Lives Matter just been deplatformed with this move? Outrage!

Posted by: t-bird at August 18, 2018 07:26 AM (n6bs1)

87 Never understood why Trump, PBUH, allowed the Omarosa to stay that first Apprentice season when it was perfectly evident to all us viewers that she was a dog.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:27 AM (uU9xW)

88 Or it could be that I'm getting too old for all this traveling crap and I dread getting up and leaving home again.
Posted by: Traveling Man

10 to 12 weeks away would not be good for me. After 3 weeks of vacation, I'm ready to come home

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:27 AM (8ikIW)

89 85
Do we get bar coded or something?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg



Don't worry. Bob from NSA has your number

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

Are Bob from NSA and Donnie Two Scoops the only dependable employees in the Fed Govt?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 18, 2018 07:29 AM (UsCnO)

90 I use FB for some games. I use twitter to see PDT's tweets.
I use them. They don't use me.

Posted by: Willowed JAS at August 18, 2018 07:30 AM (3HNOQ)

91 Bad night's sleep as usual before a travel day. A whole litany of excuses. Do any of em hold water?

"What fresh hell is the Vic News Network going to reveal in the morning?"

Posted by: t-bird at August 18, 2018 07:30 AM (9uM40)

92 Traveling Man, what line of work are you in, if you don't mind telling the Internet?

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:32 AM (kCvZ2)

93 PDT's first of the day:

"Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won't let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others......."

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 18, 2018 07:32 AM (58Au8)

94 When your company is a preferred contractor for a major corporation and it's licensed in 44 states, ya do what ya gotta do. So far this year, I've worked in nine states from coast to coast. My next job will make it ten.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:32 AM (R5lpX)

95 ""What fresh hell is the Vic News Network going to reveal in the morning?""


You missed it.

VNN signed on at comment #4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:32 AM (wldC6)

96 Omarosa? Ratings gold Jerry.

Posted by: Willowed JAS at August 18, 2018 07:33 AM (3HNOQ)

97 Meanwhile far left communist Sen. Chris Murphy in CT
is urging gun-control supporters to flock to the polls in November and
defeat the NRA.


http://tinyurl.com/ycr44rna





Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:48 AM

---

You know for an organization that has less than 0.02% of the population of the entire United States, we are sure some powerful boogeyman's ain't we?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 18, 2018 07:34 AM (JUOKG)

98 I am so glad it's Saturday that it hurts.

That Sean Spicier tweet is spot on.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 07:34 AM (XoAz8)

99 NFL has to have a certain scale of participation of paying customers to achieve the stupendous revenue needed to feed their business model.

Given the sky-high price of an NFL excursion, the increasing risk of crowds, the unavoidable political correctness of the announcers, players and now the game itself (concussions...) I submit that by the end of Trump's second term, the NFL will be begging for paying customers to come help the owners belt out the Star Spangled Banner before, during and after the game.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:34 AM (uU9xW)

100 >>> I use twitter to see PDT's tweets.
I use them. They don't use me.

My wife has problems being able to read Twitter. A lot of the people she follows are shadow banned.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:35 AM (cHbmY)

101 Traveling Man, what line of work are you in, if you don't mind telling the Internet?
Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:32 AM (kCvZ2)

Only if you promise to keep it between us...I remodel stores for a major drug store chain.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:35 AM (R5lpX)

102 They really need to rename it Stupidfornia.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 18, 2018 07:35 AM (dUJdY)

103 This is Major Elon to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door

And I'm floating

in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today
Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 07:15 AM (CdLX2)



Any other CEO would've been kicked out by the board by now, but-

Tesla is a product of THE CULT OF MUSK*

and so they can't fire him or the company goes under.

What to do? What to do?












*Great name for a cologne!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 07:36 AM (9q7Dl)

104 Speaking of Dog, I saw a story last night that she propositioned Piers Morgan to allow her to win at Celebrity Apprentice, he very wisely declined.
Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:23 AM
~~~~~

True. Morgan appeared on Tucker's show a few months ago and told the whole story.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 18, 2018 07:37 AM (Ri0Ku)

105 >>> NFL has to have a certain scale of participation of paying customers to achieve the stupendous revenue needed to feed their business model.

Will they return to the 'three yards and a cloud of dust' model of football?

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:39 AM (cHbmY)

106 Piers and Omarosa story at Zip's place

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=394140

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:39 AM (wldC6)

107 I'll keep it under my hat, Traveling Man. Safe travels.

Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:40 AM (cHbmY)

108 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 18, 2018 07:40 AM (hyuyC)

109 61 Looking at my jury form to fill out, they ask if I'm married. Then they ask for the name of my wife.

Why the F... do they need that?
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

To see if your wife presents any conflict of interest?

Just spitballin' here, that obviously doesn't mean anything to the government crowd in general.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 07:40 AM (XoAz8)

110 Damn Salty...
You just now rollin' out of the rack?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:40 AM (wldC6)

111 I submit that by the end of Trump's second term, the NFL will be begging for paying customers to come help the owners belt out the Star Spangled Banner before, during and after the game.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:34 AM (uU9xW)



That should become the only touchdown celebration allowed.

Step 1: Make a touchdown

Step 2: The entire team stands at attention, facing the flag, and sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Step 3: Any any member of the team takes a knee, etc. The touchdown is revoked.


Make it so.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 07:41 AM (9q7Dl)

112 If she propositioned me for sex, I would have report it as a threat. I cannot see her and think those thoughts.

Shudder!

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:41 AM (uU9xW)

113 >>>What to do? What to do?<<<

Dude, it's like the Ambien and shit. Serious, you guys.


Whoa, the colors!

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 07:41 AM (CdLX2)

114 And now press is looking for jury names to hand over to pantyfa



Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 06:55 AM (JFO2v)


And the judge said they are not going to get them.





Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:59 AM

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They will when the trial is over, and I would not want to be one of them if the return a NG verdict.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 18, 2018 07:42 AM (JUOKG)

115 My wife has problems being able to read Twitter. A lot of the people she follows are shadow banned.
Posted by: fluffy; child of a lesser fascism at August 18, 2018 07:35 AM
~~~~~

Same here. Most of the people I follow only show up occasionally when re-tweeted by someone else or when someone else comments.

I'm a nobody on Twitter (a measly 15 followers) and Facebook, yet I have had two FB posts removed in the last week. One was a link to an article from last year about Philly team who spent the night in the locker room because their rent-a-cops walked out on them in response to their kneeling during anthem. Big shots were afraid to walk to the parking lot without security.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 18, 2018 07:43 AM (Ri0Ku)

116 The bank is trying to repossess Musk's Space Tesla.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 18, 2018 07:44 AM (oVJmc)

117 Naturalfake - AMEN!

These guys have no clue of the depth of their living irony to be multimillionaires who PLAY A GAME for LOTS OF MONEY yet disrespect and demean the very system that permits their success.

When they do have their "Aha!" moment, it will be in hindsight, and too late. Oh well.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:45 AM (uU9xW)

118 "They will when the trial is over, and I would not want to be one of them if the return a NG verdict. "

Knowing that Jury names are routinely made public AFTER the conclusion of the trial really puts the WTF to CNN's request to get their names DURING the trial.

I mean, for what exact purpose would a news organization need the names in advance of the verdict, except for intimidation.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:45 AM (wldC6)

119
They will when the trial is over, and I would not want to be one of them if the return a NG verdict.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 18, 2018 07:42 AM (JUOKG)

What about mob trials and such? Surely there is some kind of rule about this.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 07:46 AM (XoAz8)

120
61 Looking at my jury form to fill out, they ask if I'm married. Then they ask for the name of my wife.

Why the F... do they need that?
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

Looking for more jurors to summon and hold for A WEEK and never use them as jurors.
Have fun while trapped in the system. Spread rumors that there are trials of gang members going on and jury sequestering for safety will be a month long. Casually mention that NRA membership guarantees rejection by the defense and that they can get one online. Start a craps session with loaded dice in the restroom and then disappear into the crowd.
And remember, it is your sacred duty as a citizen to report for jury selection and then work to make sure you are not selected to serve.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 18, 2018 07:46 AM (e1mEI)

121 The bank is trying to repossess Musk's Space Tesla.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 18, 2018 07:44 AM (oVJmc)


Makes sense.

Tesla is pretty much a dog. With much better competitors coming on line now or soon.

Space Tesla's where it's at.

If commercial space travel, asteroid mining, etc can be made to work...

the profit is almost limitless.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 07:47 AM (9q7Dl)

122 What would be the effect of carrying a MAGA hat into Jury selection?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:47 AM (wldC6)

123 And remember, it is your sacred duty as a citizen to report for jury selection and then work to make sure you are not selected to serve.
Posted by: Headless Body

I've been called twice. Neither time did I serve on a jury. I'm retired, so other then the time, I'm not out anything. The first time, I thought that it'd be a good way to see the justice system in action. No action other then people not showing up for their trial and the judge apologizing to us for wasting our time.

The system here is, you get a number and after the first day you call in to see if they need you. Each time I served I was only at the courthouse for 2 days

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:50 AM (8ikIW)

124 5 Rob Emanuel is catching a lot of grief for blaming Chicago urban violence on a lack of morals and character

What about Indiana guns? I thought Rahm was telling us it was all the fault of guns.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, loins girded at August 18, 2018 07:50 AM (v1fwL)

125 #106- -Thanks,VIA!
Although the headline is enough for me. The prospect of reading any salacious details about Dogmorosa is just too much for an early Saturday morn!

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:50 AM (uU9xW)

126 Y'all be good, but if ya can't, at least be good at it. I'm outta here. Until next time, tip the waitresses and please return the stewardess to her upright position.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 18, 2018 07:50 AM (R5lpX)

127 What would be the effect of carrying a MAGA hat into Jury selection?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Now there's a good idea

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:51 AM (8ikIW)

128 >>>Space Tesla's where it's at.<<<

There's petroleum on Mars, I JUST KNOW IT!

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 07:52 AM (CdLX2)

129 86 ESPN will no longer air the playing of the national anthem at pro football games. "

This sounds like something Roger Goodell talked them into. He wants the entire issue to magically disapear so that he doesn't look so weak and gutless.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 18, 2018 07:53 AM (V2Yro)

130 I know we already discussed this.

But like the guy who kept asking to talk to President Hillary Clinton, simply because he liked to hear "I'm sorry sir, but Hillary Clinton isn't the President".

http://mediaite.com/a/gmpba

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 07:54 AM (wldC6)

131 I can understand that people don't want to serve on a jury, but it really is a civic duty. Who would want to live in a country where there are only bench trials?

Posted by: IrishEi at August 18, 2018 07:55 AM (Ri0Ku)

132 Did I mention we're going private with Saudi petrodollars?
Suck it!

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 07:56 AM (CdLX2)

133 Interesting day yesterday. On the phone and I hear what sounds like a geyser in the kitchen. Water everywhere. The cold water filter under the sink blew a connection. Come to find out we had a pressure surge on the incoming water and it was strong enough to break the fitting on the filter. The filter was removed and will not go back in.
Plumbers checked our fire sprinkler system and it was reading a pressure of almost 120. They like to see it at 80. Fire sprinkler company wants it at 95. Husband released pressure from it and it's back to normal.
We knew when we moved to the Dayton OH area that water was not an issue. We have more then we can consume. Had no idea that these pressure surges are common.
Lucky for us this didn't happen when we were out of town for 2 weeks.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at August 18, 2018 07:56 AM (N3JsI)

134 Ok, 8 am approacheth. The hedge trimmer needs be cranked up and run and no one here but me to do it.

Au Revoir, Horde and have a Beautiful and Great American Day.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at August 18, 2018 07:56 AM (uU9xW)

135 Elon Musk might have gotten himself into a huge heapin' pile of trouble with his comments that there might be a private buyout at a much higher than market price, which sent the share price soaring, briefly. The problem he now faces is that there is a huge short interest out there in his stock - that is widely known, as is Musk's battles with those who hold it. His comments caused them to lose millions of dollars, but IF he just made that story up to give them trouble, then that is stock market manipulation on a major scale and Musk has just committed a serious violation of federal law.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 18, 2018 07:56 AM (V2Yro)

136 From the Michelle Wolf cancellation article.

The Daily Beast reported late Friday night that the writing staff and showrunners of The Break with Michelle Wolf found out about their show's cancellation on Twitter.

"None of us can believe how classlessly Netflix has handled this," a source close to the show told The Daily Beast.


So after all of the crap that Wolf vomited forth, Netflix is now classless.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:57 AM (8ikIW)

137 I can understand that people don't want to serve on a jury, but it really is a civic duty. Who would want to live in a country where there are only bench trials?
Posted by: IrishEi

I don't mind serving. It's just with the recent BS I'm kinda concerned of the assholes out there.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:58 AM (8ikIW)

138 Um... after my kids were old enough to be at home by themselves I have done my best to be selected as a juror.

Because we have allowed the imbeciles of society to serve on our juries and THAT was a great fucking plan.

I'm no genius, but I'm a fair and rational person. I'm going to do my best to mete out justice in whatever case I get.

Civic duty. Get some.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 07:58 AM (XoAz8)

139 Plus I'm retired. I can use the big bucks that jury duty pays.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:00 AM (8ikIW)

140 Speaking of class.

Seems like the new and improved Miss America, under the leadership of MS Carlson is having some internal strife.

http://tinyurl.com/y7g8uqaa

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:00 AM (wldC6)

141 4 Good Morning Morons; today is Saturday, August 18, 2018. On this day in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:45 AM

Commemorate by wearing a black armband.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:00 AM (NWiLs)

142 "None of us can believe how classlessly Netflix has handled this," a source close to the show told The Daily Beast.

So after all of the crap that Wolf vomited forth, Netflix is now classless."

Perhaps they need to spend some time in a Buddhist monastery, where a wise old monk can tell them how Karma works.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 18, 2018 08:01 AM (V2Yro)

143 " Plus I'm retired. I can use the big bucks that jury duty pays."

Around these parts, local election board pays $185.00 a day for election judges.

An there is always a desperate shortage of Republican Judges.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:01 AM (wldC6)

144 Well I'm back after over an hour on the phone.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

145 His comments caused them to lose millions of dollars, but IF he just made that story up to give them trouble, then that is stock market manipulation on a major scale and Musk has just committed a serious violation of federal law.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 18, 2018 07:56 AM


We'll find out in the coming days if he's the part of America that gets away with murder or not. I still have a difficult time trying to figure out just what-the-hell Martha Stewart did that was not just wrong, but worthy of jail time.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM (LOgQ4)

146 A jury of your peers.

I have seen my peers at Wally World.

Oh, the horror.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM (EoRCO)

147 We'll find out in the coming days if he's the part of America that gets away with murder or not. I still have a difficult time trying to figure out just what-the-hell Martha Stewart did that was not just wrong, but worthy of jail time.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM (LOgQ4)

She talked to the Feds. That was her first mistake.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:03 AM (NWiLs)

148 Well I'm back after over an hour on the phone.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM


You ever figure out what the water meter issue was?

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:05 AM (LOgQ4)

149 What this country needs is another Perry Mason, as Attorney General.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:05 AM (wldC6)

150 Manafort Trial:

The jurors in the Manafort trial are mostly from Northern Virginia, no? Probably 99 percent of them voted for the Queen. I look at this through that prism and have less sympathy than some.

I find it somewhat ironic that people get riled up over this when those very people on the jury would be behind the press if the trial was held in a county where Trump won by double digits and the jury was mostly conservative white men.

New rules, bitches.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 18, 2018 08:05 AM (iiixZ)

151 Well I'm back after over an hour on the phone.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

Better go... catch... it?

Posted by: Unclear on the concept at August 18, 2018 08:05 AM (y87Qq)

152 I don't mind serving on a jury but the one for federal court always pisses me off. We have a federal court in Florence, Sc which is only 35 or 40 miles away. But I always get summoned to the one in Columbia which is a two hour drive and in downtown Columbia next to the Governor's Mansion and shitty parking.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

153 And to top it off the one in Columbia is not located anywhere there is any kind of an eating place.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

154 I don't mind serving. It's just with the recent BS I'm kinda concerned of the assholes out there.
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 07:58 AM
~~~~~

Very understandable. Fortunately, 99% of cases in criminal court are drug offenses, and 99% of cases in civil court are auto insurance or contract disputes. In the first example, they'll all be innocent, and in the second, they'll all have neck and/or back injuries. Pretty much small fry stuff. And very boring zzzzzzzzz.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 18, 2018 08:08 AM (Ri0Ku)

155 We'll find out in the coming days if he's the part of America that gets away with murder or not.

Because that's how long it will take for his checks to clear.

Posted by: t-bird at August 18, 2018 08:08 AM (9uM40)

156 You ever figure out what the water meter issue was?

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:05 AM (LOgQ4)


Nope, the county has not sent out a crew yet. But I have isolated the fill valve for both toilets and when they come out I will have to check to see if I still have 20 ga/hr indicated on the flow meeter. And if I do I will know it is a bad meter which I will call the office and demand that I be credited with 20 gal/hour of excessive charges.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:10 AM (mpXpK)

157 She talked to the Feds. That was her first mistake.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:03 AM
~~~~~

Yep. That's what they got her on: lying to the feds.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 18, 2018 08:10 AM (Ri0Ku)

158 And to top it off the one in Columbia is not located anywhere there is any kind of an eating place.
Posted by: Vic

This is the county and the courthouse is 20 minutes away. Plenty of parking, but the nearest eating spots in the downtown area with the one way streets and no parking signs all over the place.

I think I'll pack a bag of pork rinds and a 6 pack in a cooler in my car.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

159 She talked to the Feds. That was her first mistake.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 18, 2018 08:03 AM


I think you nailed it.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (LOgQ4)

160 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.

Posted by: JAS at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (3HNOQ)

161 I used to believe in our judicial system.

Not so much anymore.

Don't know why, just can't put my finger on it.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (EoRCO)

162 Amber! Bring your sloppy ass over here and fetch the cocaine!

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (CdLX2)

163 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.
Posted by: JAS

Oh MYyyyy..

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (8ikIW)

164 "My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung."

Oh My!!!

Posted by: George Taki at August 18, 2018 08:12 AM (wldC6)

165 Damn....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:12 AM (wldC6)

166 Tangerine!

Posted by: Michael Caine at August 18, 2018 08:13 AM (fuK7c)

167 I see that the lawyers for that family annihilator in Colorado are requesting that DNA swabs be taken from the necks of the two dead little girls.

I'm curious what the purpose of that is. It has been reported that the dad confessed to killing the girls, so why would his lawyers want to prove that it was his DNA on their necks? Or is dad changing his tune now, and planning to claim that it was the mom who killed them?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 18, 2018 08:13 AM (fqUgw)

168 pXpK)

8 RIP Morgana King, the actress who played Don Corleone's wife in the first two Godfather films at age 87.


http://tinyurl.com/y9uzaqc2

Is she related to the Kissing Bandit?

Posted by: clutch at August 18, 2018 08:15 AM (kiSdp)

169 158 I think I'll pack a bag of pork rinds and a 6 pack in a cooler in my car.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

I would do that but I have to park the car in a parking garage that is a 15 or 20 min walk to the courthouse. Doesn't leave much time for eating. And you can't bring your lunch into the courthouse.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:16 AM (mpXpK)

170 160 My guess is that the Manafort Jury is hung.
Posted by: JAS at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (3HNOQ)

You mean they have an enormous schwanzstucker

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 08:17 AM (JFO2v)

171 8 RIP Morgana King, the actress who played Don Corleone's wife in the first two Godfather films at age 87.


I want no harm to come to my brother while my mother is alive.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at August 18, 2018 08:17 AM (fuK7c)

172 22 And speaking of wonders never ceasing, 67,000 MI welfare recipients who are able bodied and have no dependents and who are not working will no longer be able to receive welfare. I thought that people who had no underage dependents could not receive welfare anyway??? Remember ending welfare as we know it?


http://tinyurl.com/y7c2ylu2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:50 AM (mpXpK)


One of the first things Obama did when taking office was to remove nearly all of the 1998 Welfare Reform reforms - work requirements, time limits, etc. It was reported on at the time, anodyne and tepidly.

We're actually back to the pre-reform system for all intents and purposes.


See, Republicans; this is how you do it. Democrats always clean house immediately, and they *always* remember to undo the things they don't like, and they don't care what you think.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:17 AM (cvabZ)

173
Crap

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:17 AM (cvabZ)

174 "And you can't bring your lunch into the courthouse."

Shame you couldn't smuggle it in under a burka.

Just claim that it's part of your culture.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (wldC6)

175 167 I'm curious what the purpose of that is. It has
been reported that the dad confessed to killing the girls, so why would
his lawyers want to prove that it was his DNA on their necks? Or is dad
changing his tune now, and planning to claim that it was the mom who
killed them?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 18, 2018 08:13 AM (fqUgw)

I doubt if they can get any DNA after those girls' bodies had been submerged in crude oil for several days to hide them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

176 9 (willowed downstairs

So i'm hearing scuttlebutt that Trump says he'll be revoking Ohr's security clearance soon....


uhhh...?


Am I missing something here, or is this another trademarked Trump Trap maneuver? Why give him a heads up? Intentionally force his hand to gobble up as much intel as he can, but feed his suspected sources fake intel to help continue mapping out who's in bed with who in the Swamp? Figure out any unknown inter-agency shenanigans?

Or is this just how things are done?

Posted by: Warai-otoko

It means that its time to put the focus on Ohr which means a lot of shit is coming out shortly. Same with Brennan.

What better way to focus on the target when the rollout happens?

imho.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (IeDO8)

177 I think I'll pack a bag of pork rinds and a 6 pack in a cooler in my car.
Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

beer and prk rinds solve almost all legal issues

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (JFO2v)

178 Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 08:11 AM (CdLX2)


Yeah, macrodosing with LSD is now the thing amongst Our Betters,

to make them more "creative" and smarter.


Yes, yes, of course, randomly introducing a psychogenic substance that cause random stimulation of various parts of your brain with no controls is an excellent idea.

I see no way this plan could go wrong.

Please continue.




Thinking on this, I wonder if the relative insanity and lack of emotional control and sheer stupidity of Our Betters. Plus their failure at every single fucking level of the jobs they're supposed to be doing.

is a result of this super intelligent idea.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (9q7Dl)

179 Oh, not my fault.

Michael, leave the gun. Take the cannoli into the barrel.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (cvabZ)

180 49
Good Morning Glories!



We're going to visit the MIL (age 85) today, and take her to visit the grave of my FIL.



Twill be a long day.





Posted by: ALH at August 18, 2018 07:00 AM (6Zmow)

Good on you, ALH.
'Morning, Horde.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:20 AM (atTnz)

181 172
See, Republicans; this is how you do it.
Democrats always clean house immediately, and they *always* remember to
undo the things they don't like, and they don't care what you think.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:17 AM (cvabZ)

That was an actual law he was violating but he knew the worthless congress would let him get away with it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)

182
179 Oh, not my fault.

Michael, leave the gun. Take the cannoli into the barrel.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (cvabZ)








There's nothing worse than self-barrelling when it's someone else's error.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2018 08:20 AM (eXA4G)

183 Michael, leave the gun. Take the cannoli into the barrel.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer

I, uh, gotta use the bathroom first, I'll be right back. You wait here

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:20 AM (8ikIW)

184 I have to hide out in Sicily for a while.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at August 18, 2018 08:21 AM (fuK7c)

185 22 And speaking of wonders never ceasing, 67,000 MI welfare recipients who are able bodied and have no dependents and who are not working will no longer be able to receive welfare.

We have been totally fucked over! So Medicaid was supposed to help single mothers and children. Now most of the growth is for single people with no children. Americans are pretty fukn generous but I call bullshit on this!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 08:21 AM (JFO2v)

186 @29, 30 and 31

Does this trio ever hire out for gigs?

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:21 AM (atTnz)

187 That was an actual law he was violating but he knew the worthless congress would let him get away with it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:20 AM (mpXpK)


Democrat Congress, and they were more than happy to let him if it meant no Republican *pouncing*.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:22 AM (cvabZ)

188
186 @29, 30 and 31

Does this trio ever hire out for gigs?
Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:21 AM (atTnz)






Watch out for the balloon animals. Hyenas.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 18, 2018 08:22 AM (eXA4G)

189 Does this trio ever hire out for gigs?
Posted by: creeper

Great minds think alike

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:22 AM (8ikIW)

190 I doubt if they can get any DNA after those girls' bodies had been submerged in crude oil for several days to hide them.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
___________________

You wouldn't think so, but according to the court documents, a DNA expert has told the defense attorneys that DNA from the girls' necks can still be recovered, even though the bodies were in the oil for days.

But why does the defense want DNA from the girls' necks?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 18, 2018 08:23 AM (fqUgw)

191 Ohr revoke
Guideline F: Financial considerations

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 18, 2018 08:23 AM (JFO2v)

192 "Does this trio ever hire out for gigs?"



What can I say.

We're Morons.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:23 AM (wldC6)

193 184 I have to hide out in Sicily for a while.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at August 18, 2018 08:21 AM (fuK7c)


Don't get your girlfriend all blowed up.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:23 AM (cvabZ)

194
I doubt if they can get any DNA after those girls' bodies had been submerged in crude oil for several days to hide them.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:18 AM (mpXpK)

Oh, no. I have not read the details of this case. That's sounds so horrible.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 08:24 AM (XoAz8)

195 I do still believe in the barrel, however.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 18, 2018 08:24 AM (EoRCO)

196 good morning, good morning to yooooooou

Posted by: TickledPink at August 18, 2018 08:25 AM (TL2pK)

197 Ah, what a nice morning! Had a good breakfast with the last of the fresh blueberries, sipping good perked coffee, and the new Fly Tyer magazine arrived yesterday for relaxed perusal. Retirement is wonderful!

Good morning, everyone.

Posted by: JTB at August 18, 2018 08:25 AM (V+03K)

198 187 Democrat Congress, and they were more than happy to let him if it meant no Republican *pouncing*.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 18, 2018 08:22 AM (cvabZ)

As I recall it was only Democrat controlled for the first two years. But it may as well have been all Democrats.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:25 AM (mpXpK)

199 Complimentary cheese sammiches in the barrel. Careful with the cheese.

Posted by: Major Musk, Microdosing at August 18, 2018 08:26 AM (CdLX2)

200 194 Oh, no. I have not read the details of this case. That's sounds so horrible.

Posted by: Gem at August 18, 2018 08:24 AM (XoAz

Fox online had the story but I didn't link it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:27 AM (mpXpK)

201 Cabelas transitioning from visa to MasterCard... great...

Posted by: Cooldawg at August 18, 2018 08:27 AM (cploN)

202 I love a story with a happy ending

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=394275

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:29 AM (wldC6)

203 You know what pisses me off the most about Cuomo's America-bashing? It's the idea that Cuomo thinks HE is the arbiter of what is good about our country. That's arrogance in its purest form.

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:29 AM (atTnz)

204 201
Cabelas transitioning from visa to MasterCard... great...

Posted by: Cooldawg at August 18, 2018 08:27 AM (cploN)

Looks like a lot of major retailers are dropping VISA due to their high charges.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:29 AM (mpXpK)

205 (sigh) Why doesn't my space bar work in the comments?



test...maybe four?

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:29 AM (atTnz)

206 "(sigh) Why doesn't my space bar work in the comments?"

Is it a Space Force approved Space Bar?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 18, 2018 08:30 AM (wldC6)

207 Rob Emanuel is catching a lot of grief for blaming Chicago urban violence on a lack of morals and character. As predicted by Patrick Moynihan, I blame it on LBJ's great society and war on poverty. A lot of us will cheer Rob Emanuel's problems and likely defeat at the polls, but remember, he will just be replaced by someone who is the same or worse.


http://tinyurl.com/ybamky92
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 06:46 AM (mpXpK)



Tsk tsk Rahm can't mention the real problems. Best stick to guns and "lack of investment in the community". But Rahm has been going full out for the "immigrant" vote to keep his useless ass in office. City ID cards to illegals and other forms of pandering

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 18, 2018 08:30 AM (SiINZ)

208 I see the Utexas prof trying to get carry killed were thrown out of court!


I hope he landed on his head.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 18, 2018 08:30 AM (yQpMk)

209 I love a story with a happy ending

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=394275
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Bell said his office determined the shooting was justified and that no charges are warranted against the children.

I would think that all of The races, creeds, religions, sexual orientations, etc. must be investigated first
though.
Just in case of a white Hispanic

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:32 AM (8ikIW)

210 The local news in CO is also reporting that in addition to asking for DNA from the girls' necks, the defense has also requested DNA from the mom's hands and nails, and also the girls' nails.

None of this makes sense unless the dad is planning to change his story and claim that the mom did the killings, not him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 18, 2018 08:32 AM (fqUgw)

211 re: Morgana King


I can't read that name without thinking of this Kenny Rogers song. Best closing line in a song ever.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUKpULy0k40

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:33 AM (atTnz)

212 re: Jury Duty
Since there are now so few trials now due to plea bargaining and the "jury tax", if you get on a jury:
1) the defendant will be obviously guilty and has nothing to lose with rolling the dice with a trial,
2) obviously innocent but the prosecutor doesn't want to concede,
3) arguably innocent with a record they want to keep clean.

Finding an innocent man "not guilty" probably feels more rewarding than finding a guilty man "guilty".

Posted by: Chuck C at August 18, 2018 08:34 AM (YTxkQ)

213 I do love these old photos of mom and pop grocery stores from back in the 30s and 40s. Here you can see Campbell's soup for 12 cents. It is over a dollar now in discout big box stores.



http://tinyurl.com/y6vokmgk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

214 I do love these old photos of mom and pop grocery stores from back in the 30s and 40s. Here you can see Campbell's soup for 12 cents. It is over a dollar now in discout big box stores.


I did the inflation calc thingy, and that 21 cents is now worth $3.21

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:36 AM (8ikIW)

215 Um, Bruce...does the word "transposition" ring a bell?

Posted by: creeper at August 18, 2018 08:37 AM (atTnz)

216 Re: Michigan unemployment benefits, when I was unemployed for about a year, I was collecting assistance, or food stamps, or SNAP, or whatever you choose to call it. The new rule would have made me ineligible to even file a claim, being between 18 and 49 and without kids. I'd have to work at least 20 hours a week to be eligible. I would've done anything for 20 hours a week, but absolutely couldn't get a callback. It was a really long year.

In Michigan, at least, the benefit was about $190/month on a card. The card only worked at grocery stores, and only for actual 100% food items. So I could get coffee, but not filters, for example. Maybe I wasn't scamming it right or something, but I wasn't quite living the high life with it.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 18, 2018 08:38 AM (y87Qq)

217 I do love these old photos of mom and pop grocery stores from back in the 30s and 40s. Here you can see Campbell's soup for 12 cents. It is over a dollar now in discout big box stores.

It be nice to not have to wander a large store to pick up those few items though.

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:39 AM (8ikIW)

218 Pale Moon is wanting to give me and update so I will have to go off-line.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 18, 2018 08:40 AM (mpXpK)

219 I do love these old photos of mom and pop grocery stores from back in the 30s and 40s. Here you can see Campbell's soup for 12 cents. It is over a dollar now in discout big box stores.


I did the inflation calc thingy, and that 21 cents is now worth $3.21

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:36 AM


21 cents or 12 cents?

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 18, 2018 08:40 AM (LOgQ4)

220 >>>Virginia communist Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from 'arbitrarily revoking security clearances'.

It's amazing that the Dems need to take something that most people regard as reasonable (revoking the clearance of someone who no longer works there) and turn in into some horrible injustice and wrongdoing. They couldn't just let it go, as usual. I'm really hoping that tendency starts inflicting serious damage.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 18, 2018 08:40 AM (/qEW2)

221 Um, Bruce...does the word "transposition" ring a bell?
Posted by: creeper

Well crap. Hows $1.83 in 2017 money sound?

Posted by: Bruce at August 18, 2018 08:41 AM (8ikIW)

222 R