Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/17/18 ) Feelin' Musical Edition

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(The ONT Armada)


Quote of The Day

Quote I

Though it's just a memory, some memories last forever. Neil Peart

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The Left always looking to ruin everything that isn't miserable. The Zero Population Growth Society.

Back in 1976, the Zero Population Growth society launched an effort to get Valentine's Day rebranded as "Love Carefully Day," as a way to bring awareness to the problem of teen pregnancy.

"Happy Love Carefully Day" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Happy Valentine's Day," but their effort must have been somewhat successful, because Google reveals that even this year a few places, such as Allan Hancock College, will hold Love Carefully Day events.

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Think you had a bad day? Maybe you didn't after all.

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It's not what you say, It's how you say it.

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What an awful existence it must be to wake up every morning with a chip on your c*** shoulder. It must be worse to be totally schooled on that chip.

Feminist Accuses English Language Of Being Sexist, Gets Brilliantly Schooled By Linguist.

It started off with a premise that, to be fair, deserves discussion and scrutiny. A Tumblr user, who refers to herself as ‘Feminist Chewbacca’ wanted to discover the root causes of patriarchal domination in society, and turned to the English language to investigate the inherent sexism it allegedly contains.

In these days of fake news and agenda pushing however, it has never been more important to check your facts. This is where Feminist Chewbacca came unstuck. Reblogging a post she had found on Visual Poetry, she had probably not counted on being fact-checked by an actual linguist. Her poorly chosen examples were deconstructed one by one, until she began to look rather basic, and a bit silly.

A bit silly? That's being kind.


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In case you missed it. North Korea wins yuuge gold medal.

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA — Team North Korea has scored an early success in the 2018 Winter Olympics after winning the Gold Medal for crossing red lines, sources confirmed today.

Crossing red lines, in which competitors try to outdo each other in violating international norms and basic standards of human decency, has been a longtime Winter Olympics sport ever since it was first introduced by Germany in the 1936 Winter Olympics.

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Reason #1 why you should swim in chlorinated pools. Meet the Candiru.
The candiru is a tiny, but fearsome, beast that lives in the rivers of the Amazon, and has a penchant for swimming into the human penis.

Of all of the beasts that prowl the Amazon, none is more feared by the locals than the candiru. A river monster feared even above the dreaded piranha; the candiru waits for its unsuspecting prey to step into the river before latching onto it.

It’s also only about an inch and a half long, though don’t mistake its small size for weakness. This little fishy packs a punch


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One of New York's finest and a Genius Award Winner.

An NYPD Narcotics detective is in hot water for sending an old buddy a sophomoric, and potentially racist, series of texts about drinking on the job while he was in the middle of a buy and bust operation — not knowing investigators had put a wiretap on his pal’s phone, the Daily News has learned.

“Bring over a few beers,” Detective Ted Holway texted to his friend Paul Barone on March 14, 2015, as he sat in a prisoner van in Staten Island waiting for the operation to end.

The two joked about drinking beer and vodka together, never knowing detectives investigating an illegal gambling ring were watching as the damning texts cycled in, officials said.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Moron Seasonings.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Blah, blah, blah & blah.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:46 PM




Comments

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1 How YOU doin'?

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 09:41 PM (y+SdL)

2 Evening, all

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:41 PM (cHbmY)

3 Hmm

Posted by: Grump928(C) pontificates at February 17, 2018 09:41 PM (yQpMk)

4 And here we are.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 17, 2018 09:43 PM (zCyNd)

5 I could use some of that shit. The good shit, I mean.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (zCyNd)

6 I am church usher dinner cootered. Everyone was pulling their carry pieces out and enrolling in our chjurch militia,.

Posted by: Grump928(C) confesses at February 17, 2018 09:45 PM (yQpMk)

7 Oh, so glad you posted an ONT - I was afraid you'd forgotten about us.

Posted by: mindful webworker's cats at February 17, 2018 09:45 PM (3tLP6)

8
Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 17, 2018 09:46 PM (8O3HH)

9 In fairness, I've been hitting vodka shooters since I got back.

Posted by: Grump928(C) confesses at February 17, 2018 09:46 PM (yQpMk)

10 I can typem as lomng as I hiol d one eye shut.

Posted by: Grump928(C) confesses at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (yQpMk)

11 Aces' new shelf boat?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (KP5rU)

12 Top 10!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (e9G8E)

13 mopre or less

Posted by: Grump928(C) confesses at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (yQpMk)

14 That Chinese fortune teller is running a heck of a scam.

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (cHbmY)

15 The look on the woman's face getting felt up is priceless.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (+Tibp)

16 Thank you, MisHum, for working on a Saturday to bring the content and the fun.

Now to go figure out what that "Grab 'em by the chest" picture is all about.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (Vb4BV)

17 That's a leaky vessel, he said, referring to Jake Spoon.

Happy Caturday, Horde! Nice lot of stories, MisHum.

I'll try not to rock the boat!

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (/6BId)

18 How about Horse Shit?

Posted by: Eagles Fan at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (zcT9k)

19 Happy Saturday!

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 09:49 PM (nO+fH)

20 17 That's a leaky vessel, he said, referring to Jake Spoon.

Happy Caturday, Horde! Nice lot of stories, MisHum.

I'll try not to rock the boat!

Posted by: ALH at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (/6BId)

Many guns were lost during the sinking of that vessel!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 09:49 PM (NgKpN)

21 19: Same to you, cheesehead!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (KP5rU)

22 MH, Thanks for the ONT. Love that top photo. You do find some interesting shots to use.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (V+03K)

23 >>> Happy Caturday, Horde! Nice lot of stories, MisHum.

Didn't we get a kitteh pic in the old days?

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (cHbmY)

24 What the hell with that fish though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (dUJdY)

25 Oh yeah, top 50. I'm competitive but not ambitious.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 09:51 PM (V+03K)

26 Where you from Chavez?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 09:51 PM (nO+fH)

27 I wanted to steal that top picture and you linked to a BeeGees song?

Also, there was some news about Google trying to prevent copying online images to protect copyright.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (roQNm)

28 I don't know about 1 in 5 births being teenagers, but I'm on board with at least 70% of those being unplanned. Most couples are just expecting a baby.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (y87Qq)

29 26: Wisconsin, my friend. Hortonville to be exact.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (KP5rU)

30 I am church usher dinner cootered.
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Wut?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (qJtVm)

31 22 MH, Thanks for the ONT. Love that top photo. You do find some interesting shots to use.
Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (V+03K)


That was nice of you to say Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (3/sUh)

32 Feminist Accuses English Language Of Being Sexist,

"gentem lingua facit" -- Claudius Marius Victor

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 09:53 PM (6FqZa)

33 That boat looks like it's sinking.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

34 >>> That boat looks like it's sinking.

Leo drowns at the end.

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (cHbmY)

35 Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (y87Qq)

Lol.

On an entirely different subject, are you planning on getting Battle for Azeroth (or whatever the official name is)?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (rp9xB)

36 Leo drowns at the end.

Is the boat full of spiders ?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (6FqZa)

37 I am church usher dinner cootered.
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Wut?



Our church usher dinners are a Bacchanalia of booze and firearms, and oddly cornhole.

Viva LCMS!

Posted by: Grump928(C) confesses at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (yQpMk)

38 Top 40?

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (prxs+)

39 The owner of that boat now know to stay far clear of US Navy destroyers.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (zCyNd)

40 That boat looks like it's sinking.
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Leo drowns at the end.

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Spoiler

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (roQNm)

41 34; Best part of that piece o shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (KP5rU)

42 Hortonville. I had never heard of it. Nice to meet you!

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (nO+fH)

43 That boat looks like it's sinking.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:53 PM (sdi6R)


It's full of iron, soon to be lost in a tragic accident on the water!

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (gwPgz)

44 On an entirely different subject, are you planning on getting Battle for Azeroth (or whatever the official name is)?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (rp9xB)


Newp, but thank you for remembering. I haven't been on in a long time on account of it costs money

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (y87Qq)

45 >>> Is the boat full of spiders ?

No, but my hovercraft is full of eels.

Sorry, don't get the allusion.

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (cHbmY)

46 Top 40?

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (prxs+)

Just made it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (rp9xB)

47 42; Same here!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (KP5rU)

48 I don't know about 1 in 5 births being teenagers ...

Posted by: hogmartin
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Unlikely. The gestation period would be way to long.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (y+SdL)

49 14 That Chinese fortune teller is running a heck of a scam.
Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (cHbmY)


He deserves a lifetime Platinum Membership in the Horde, that's for sure.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (sdi6R)

50 Looks like I missed a Blade Runner thread. And the stuff I am about to relate all comes the that little silver-gray plastic case that The James Madison also owns.

In the original US theatrical version, the voice over everyone thinks is Harrison Ford is actually voiced by the actor who played Holden. It even fooled Harrison Ford.

In the Work Print version, the only voice-over narration comes at the end as Dekkard watches Roy Batty die.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (6W470)

51 Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (y87Qq)

Yeah, that is unfortunately true.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (rp9xB)

52 Unlikely. The gestation period would be way to long.
Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (y+SdL)


You'd think so, right? But who hasn't lost track of that sort of thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (y87Qq)

53 *types joke about Jeremy Wade and candiru*

*quick web search discovers Wade already knows plenty about candiru*

*deletes*

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 09:58 PM (EzdLW)

54 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 09:58 PM (ayUOl)

55 That skiff looks familiar. Are those my lost guns in the stern?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 17, 2018 09:59 PM (v9gSJ)

56 Fortune teller you say?

Well that explains everything.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:59 PM (roQNm)

57
That boat looks like it's sinking.
Posted by: rickl


USN's latest billion dollar baby

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:00 PM (IqV8l)

58 "No, but my hovercraft is full of eels."

Aha! So this is the Overnight Hungarian as a Second Language Thread!

Nagyon jo! My nipples explode with delight!

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 17, 2018 10:00 PM (zCyNd)

59 That skiff is the one Schiff was in when he sank his credibility.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:01 PM (6W470)

60 That boat looks like it's sinking.
Posted by: rickl

USN's latest billion dollar baby

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:00 PM (IqV8l)


Stealth version of the LCS!

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 10:01 PM (gwPgz)

61 Really liked the Boerd Panda language thingy.

Jeez, like, maybe language evolves? No shit?

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:01 PM (ayUOl)

62 No shit?

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:01 PM (ayUOl)

Aisle 3, Sir.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 17, 2018 10:02 PM (zCyNd)

63 Well, texted the guy, I guess, about the Martin.
If he still had it and could maybe come down just a bit. It's already a good price but got posted in mid January so you never know.
Haven't heard back.

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2018 10:02 PM (PlGk9)

64 >>> No shit?

Third shelf, on the left.

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 10:02 PM (cHbmY)

65 You'd think so, right? But who hasn't lost track of that sort of thing?

Posted by: hogmartin
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I suppose, but a decent obstetrician would probably recommend a C-section before the 40th trimester.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (y+SdL)

66 Billion dollar baby?

So it's a Zumwalt

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (6W470)

67 My powerboat is full of clams.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (KP5rU)

68 One quote and the only quote and it could not have been more perfect as I just got in after being on the water. Great photo..

Posted by: sherpa_K2 at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (QAFyR)

69 Nagyon jo! My nipples explode with delight!
Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 17, 2018 10:00 PM (zCyNd)

Come to my place bouncy bouncy?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (qJtVm)

70 Closing in on 190 items in my shop. Whew!! I've been busy! If ya get bored or just like looking at pretty stuff just click on my nic and take a stroll through my shop. OH how I wish for a bricks and mortar store but this will do for now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

71 Our church usher dinners are a Bacchanalia of booze and firearms, and oddly cornhole.


Damn, and I thought the Catholics knew how to party.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (prxs+)

72 And spice...definitely this.

Salt shit, pepper shit, garlic shit and, cuz I'm the ONT's resident white hispanic, some picoso shit.

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (ayUOl)

73 Anyone know if TickledPink has a curfew tonight?

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 10:04 PM (y+SdL)

74 All Hail Eris wants to know what kind of reception those nipples get...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (6W470)

75 OK, I finally listened to the song linked in the top picture. I didn't know there was a link until somebody mentioned it.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

76 Our church usher dinners are a Bacchanalia of booze and firearms, and oddly cornhole.

You must be Episcopalean.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

77 73 Waiting to hear about wardrobe choice?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (nO+fH)

78 Third shelf, on the left.
Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 10:02 PM (cHbmY)

I'm not reaching for it unless it's on the right, cuz that's how I roll.

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (ayUOl)

79 73 Anyone know if TickledPink has a curfew tonight?
Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 10:04 PM (y+SdL)

I wonder if she stood in front of her mirror, alternating between the polka dot and the red dress, and just said fuckit and went for halter top and chaps.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (qJtVm)

80 Is Mr. Strange accepting apprentices?

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:06 PM (EzdLW)

81 All Hail Eris wants to know what kind of reception those nipples get...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (6W470)

Delightfully explosive? Or explosively delightful?

Posted by: That Hungarian from Budapest-I've never met a ruder pest at February 17, 2018 10:06 PM (zCyNd)

82 No shit?

Posted by: JAS at February 17, 2018 10:07 PM (7JbXq)

83 ...chaps.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (qJtVm)


I'm not gonna ask or comment here!

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 10:08 PM (gwPgz)

84 23 >>> Happy Caturday, Horde! Nice lot of stories, MisHum.

Didn't we get a kitteh pic in the old days?

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (cHbmY)

++++

You have to click to get it. Check out the bad day link.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 10:08 PM (pvjTE)

85 I wonder if she stood in front of her mirror, alternating between the polka dot and the red dress, and just said fuckit and went for halter top and chaps.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (qJtVm)

Strap-on or no strap-on?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:08 PM (NWiLs)

86 "How about Horse Shit?"

I bought some of them cigarettes in Tijuana back in the day.

Posted by: JAS at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (7JbXq)

87 I think Tickled is old enough, though not by much, to not have a curfew.

I just hope she has a wonderful time and gets home safe.

**starts pacing a path in the living room rug**

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (PlGk9)

88 Strap-on or no strap-on?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:08 PM (NWiLs)


Had to ruin the image, didn't you. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (aMlLZ)

89 So, feminist schooled by cunning linguist? Surely I'm not the first to note that!

Posted by: mindful webworker - profoundly simple at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (3tLP6)

90 With chaps?

Strap-on.

If it's after 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (qJtVm)

91 If you really want to love carefully, there's one sure way to avoid pregnancy.

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 10:10 PM (2835Q)

92 Eris is getting frisky, she needs another Meet-Up to play her domination games.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (6W470)

93 How is slopestyle different from freestyle?

Posted by: JAS at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (7JbXq)

94 The candiru is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (w7KSn)

95 Finally made it to NY. We're staying in an Air BnB in Tuckaho. Nice digs, except for the 6 or 7 inches of snow we're getting tonight.

Gonna go out and explore a bit tomorrow, find the job and hit the supermarket for some grub.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (ZBuiD)

96 Never put yer dick in anything that smells like the Amazon River.

Posted by: BluesFish at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (3g9Il)

97 The ONT Armada"

Sigh. Where I lost those fine guns...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (7LY+6)

98 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

I gothed out yesterday and wore my Ace of Spades necklace! I love it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:12 PM (qJtVm)

99 Chinese Man Claims He Can Predict a Woman's Future by Fondling Her Breasts

Just one woman, or any woman?

Al Franken also had that ability.

Posted by: mindful webworker - profoundly simple at February 17, 2018 10:12 PM (3tLP6)

100 Tickled pink and I need to talk.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

101 Anyone know if TickledPink has a curfew tonight?
Posted by: FireHorse
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Part of me wants to ask her for an after-action report.

The other part is afraid to her it.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 10:12 PM (tr2D7)

102 Well, back to watching "The Sacketts", a TV movie from 1979. Louis L'Amour stories with Tom Selleck, Sam Eliot, Ben Johnson, and the guns are correct for the period. Fun and entertaining. And the DVD looks good on the Bluray machine.

Evening all.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 10:13 PM (V+03K)

103 And if the English language is "sexist", whose fault is that? We all learned the language from our mothers, who learned it from their mothers, who learned it from their mothers, and so on all the way back. Human languages, such as they are, are almost entirely the creation of the matriarchy; the patriarchy has had little or no input.

Posted by: bof at February 17, 2018 10:13 PM (bNftD)

104 >>>It's not what you say, It's how you say it.

I'm working on a similar method of prognostication, just for the guys. Any volunteers? First time's a freebee.

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 10:13 PM (2835Q)

105 Is link is definitely relevant to the ONT's interests.

https://tinyurl.com/yclhnm2m

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:13 PM (ayUOl)

106 75 OK, I finally listened to the song linked in the top picture. I didn't know there was a link until somebody mentioned it.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

++++

Every pic is a link to youtube tonight.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 10:13 PM (pvjTE)

107 Are you shittin' me ?

Posted by: The Spice Jar at February 17, 2018 10:14 PM (EzdLW)

108 Ugh! *hear* it.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 10:14 PM (tr2D7)

109 92 Eris is getting frisky, she needs another Meet-Up to play her domination games.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (6W470)


*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 10:14 PM (sdi6R)

110 She said she was a stripper.
She was mighty pretty, too.
But I had to drop her when she said
her stage name, Candiru.

Posted by: mindful webworker - running for the exit at February 17, 2018 10:14 PM (3tLP6)

111 Ha! Eris! I was meaning to ask if it is still looking okay. You know, you just tell me if something goes wrong with it okay? I take care of my rons and ettes. I've said before as long as I am alive and still doing this I will fix anything you bought from me. No charge of course. If you ain't happy, I ain't happy!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

112 That pic don't float my boat.

Posted by: RI Redbot - Now, with & Platinum Membership at February 17, 2018 10:15 PM (HQfxm)

113 The candiru is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (w7KSn)


Maybe not to male figure skaters, they probably envy the damn thing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (aMlLZ)

114 The candiru is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (w7KSn)
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true dat...

i clenched up, and i'm sitting in a chair, in a house built above grade, in the Northern Hemisphere, in the middle of a desert.

Note to self: extra chlorine in the pool from now on, once we re-fill it. FTS.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (yo4+E)

115 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (DAdSz)

116 107,
Nope. Have a jar of Hot Shit in the pantry right now.

And yes, we have a real pantry, so 1 percenters and all that.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:17 PM (7LY+6)

117 Candiria - Mereya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTXbtL1Kor8

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:17 PM (ayUOl)

118 DO NOT DANGLE YOUR PENIS OUT OF THE BOAT.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (qJtVm)

119 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (DAdSz)


WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (y87Qq)

120 Speaking of Goth, last night at Wally World had a Goth Pagan Priestess come into the store.

Remember in The Craft the tall slim brunette? She reminded me of that character. Flowing black lacy black dress with full-lenth sleeves that flared at the wrists. Straight dark brown hair with just enough body touching shoulders. Pale make-up. Dark eyeshadow and dark blue lipstick.

Remarked to a co-worker that I was waiting to see what she summoned.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (6W470)

121 shepherding a NY strip and a baked potato along to the dinner plate, all due in < 10 mikes, give or take....

if i drop out for a bit, one guess where i went...

(not that anyone cares, of course %-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (yo4+E)

122 118 Quit yellin'

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (nO+fH)

123 Great stuff Jewell. Unfortunately my wife isn't a jewelry wearer. I bought her a nice Emerald necklace one time and she made me take it back.

I didn't know you were from Lee's Summit. That's where my company's headquarters is located.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (ZBuiD)

124 119 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (DAdSz)

WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (y87Qq)

THAT LEFT THE CROWD SPEECHLESS

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (ayUOl)

125 Is this date with the guy who's going to watch her put Brazilian meat in her mouth all night?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

126 Isn*t *love carefully day* when one of you has a bladder infection?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

127 You know the one time I was in Tabatinga Brazil, swimming in the Amazon never popped into my mind...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (6W470)

128 The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (pV/54)

129 Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/


"Put on your red dress baby, 'cause we're going out tonight

Put on your red dress baby, 'cause we're going out tonight


Put on your high-heeled sneakers 'cause we're going out tonight

Put your wig-hat on your...um...your...aah...on your..."

crap

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (tRaq7)

130 CAPS ARE FOR BEN ROETHLISBERGER
BECAUSE IT'S FUNNY

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (EzdLW)

131 Candiria - Without Water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff2ync9k918

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (ayUOl)

132 redc1c4 - I'll bring truffle butter if you share.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (nO+fH)

133 The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (pV/54)


Irukandji! Ask for it by name.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (y87Qq)

134 Great minds JTB.
I have a dvd set that has The Sacketts and Conagher.
Both fine flicks.

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (PlGk9)

135 No, that boat in the first pic is most assuredly not the Sunk New Dawn.

Though, the boat in the first pic is most assuredly swamped, and on the verge of sinking.

Otherwise, it's not fit to have been a barnacle on the New Dawn's hull.

*raises a drink to the memory of the New Dawn*


Cheers!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

136 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS
Posted by: Cheriebebe


The Drudge Report once upon a time linked to a story warning against swimming in some areas, because, as I remember him saying, mens' testes fit perfectly in the fishes' mouth.

Leaving WELL ASIDE why Matt Drudge liked that story, meet the pacu - tinyurl.com/p6r7r5t

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (6FqZa)

137 Is this date with the guy who's going to watch her put Brazilian meat in her mouth all night?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

Tonight's ONT is going to be fetishistic, isn't it?

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (ayUOl)

138 128 The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (pV/54)


(crosses "visit Australia" off of bucket list)

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (Vb4BV)

139 8
Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 17, 2018 09:46 PM (8O3HH)

*pukes*

They sound disgusting, but I bet they'll keep the candirus out.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (rHGeg)

140 Jewells, still ain't seeing ammo jewelry. Might have to craft myself. I'll send pix.

Posted by: RI Redbot - Now, with & Platinum Membership at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (HQfxm)

141 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS
--

I once had a Great Northern Pike on the line. Brought the fish in, and the lure was so far down the Pike's throat that the hook disgorger wouldn't reach until I put several fingers into the mouth of the fish.

Hint: Don't do that. Get a longer disgorger.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 10:23 PM (roQNm)

142 The candiru thing sounds one step removed from drop bears.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

143 139: The babes love moldy smelling pubis.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:24 PM (KP5rU)

144 Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/


I'm not sure I want to hear one speak.

But just in case I did, what would it say?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 10:24 PM (tRaq7)

145

Candy Roo
The stripper from down under

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:24 PM (IqV8l)

146 Skandia...and it's always the pike you have no desire to keep that do that.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (nO+fH)

147 137 Is this date with the guy who's going to watch her put Brazilian meat in her mouth all night?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

Tonight's ONT is going to be fetishistic, isn't it?
Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (ayUOl)

Well it wasn't MY idea!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

148
The Drudge Report once upon a time linked to a story warning against swimming in some areas, because, as I remember him saying, mens' testes fit perfectly in the fishes' mouth.
----
Is this not a compelling argument for Intelligent Design?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (qJtVm)

149 Get a longer disgorger.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 10:23 PM (roQNm)

Why not just simply asking the Paolo?

Posted by: Paolo at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (ayUOl)

150 Traveling Man.. what's the company?

RI.. waiting on the casings.. Just ordered the other day.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (dUJdY)

151 120
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (6W470)


Now you're just torturing me.

Anywho.

I didn't get to mention in the movie thread that the first movie I saw in a theater was "The Battle of Britain". My dad took me when I was about 10.

It looks like the whole thing is on YouTube. I will have to check it out. Here is one scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MwczFAOm48

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

152 They sound disgusting, but I bet they'll keep the candirus out.
Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (rHGeg)

Baleen for the snootch.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

153 Candiru - Totem animal of the US Democrat Party.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (6W470)

154 RI.. waiting on the casings.. Just ordered the other day.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (dUJdY)


* whispers *

pew... pew...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (y87Qq)

155 cuz I'm the ONT's resident white hispanic, some picoso shit.
Posted by: Robert, This Side Up



White, wide and wise FTW.

Posted by: Sonja Sotomayor at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM (2835Q)

156 RI..feel to send pics though.. you should be able to send them to my shop. If not my email. Jewells45 at the yahoo place.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

157 I once had a Great Northern Pike on the line. Brought the fish in, and the lure was so far down the Pike's throat that the hook disgorger wouldn't reach until I put several fingers into the mouth of the fish.

Hint: Don't do that. Get a longer disgorger.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse
---
I hear ya. The first muskie I ever caught I landed by sticking my fingers under the gills. Luckily, the fish was rather small. Only cut me horribly instead of losing my hand.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM (tr2D7)

158 Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (EzdLW)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HANDS IS NOT BEN ROETHLISBERGER BUT IS USING CAPS WHILE EXPLAINING THAT ONLY I, BEN ROETHLISBERGER, CAN USE CAPS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM (rHGeg)

159
The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.
Posted by: Ignoramus


Sounds like the naval version of gympie gympie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:28 PM (IqV8l)

160 158: Not what your wife said.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

161 128 The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.
Posted by: Ignoramus


I'm going with frozen alien snake babies under the antarctic...

(oh, shit, Bob, I just fucked up...)

Posted by: Alan at NSA at February 17, 2018 10:29 PM (KXVP7)

162
White, wide and wise FTW.
Posted by: Sonja Sotomayor at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM (2835Q)

Who's your papi, bitch?

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2018 10:29 PM (ayUOl)

163 153 Candiru - Totem animal of the US Democrat Party.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (6W470)

What about me?!?

Posted by: The Jackass at February 17, 2018 10:29 PM (rHGeg)

164 Sorry Rickl, didn't mean to.

What does the movies Battle of Britain and Dunkirk have oddly in common. Well besides the Hurricanes and Spitfires. Both used Ha.1112s to stand in for the Bf-109s.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:30 PM (6W470)

165 Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (EzdLW)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HANDS IS NOT BEN ROETHLISBERGER BUT IS USING CAPS WHILE EXPLAINING THAT ONLY I, BEN ROETHLISBERGER, CAN USE CAPS.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2018 10:27 PM

=================================


That just made my night.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:30 PM (EzdLW)

166 163 I'd like to serve.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 17, 2018 10:31 PM (nO+fH)

167 from the other thread, anyone else see the early 80's piece of shit movie "Green Ice"?

Some movie that as a kid I saw on hbo because they played it non stop like "no deposit, no return" but for I assume adults.

Blast from the past.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 10:31 PM (V3U1L)

168 What about me?!?
Posted by: The Jackass
[once upon a time, Totem animal of the US Democrat Party]

You have a functioning penis. Democrat nu-males not so much

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 10:31 PM (6FqZa)

169 "119 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (DAdSz)



WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:18 PM (y87Qq)



THAT LEFT THE CROWD SPEECHLESS

Posted by: Robert"


AND WILL PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 10:31 PM (w+Jhj)

170 Just remember, too, that pretend scholars in pretend subjects like muh feminism don't actually know anything and rest on laurels composed of "shit no one actually read"

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 10:32 PM (V3U1L)

171 *puts cotton in ears to mute the sound of ALL CAPS*

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:33 PM (EzdLW)

172 I'll bring truffle butter if you share.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (nO+fH)
---
good luck talking Resid3nt 3v1L out of her share...

she owns moar guns than i do, and is a better shot, never having been subjected to Army "training".

however, if you live in SoCal, we might be able to arrange a mini-MoMe w/o the need for violence.

oh yeah, and we're having a "Zin Alley" West Side Paso Robles zinfandel with all this. Frank makes *awesome* wine.

http://www.zinalley.com/index.php

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 17, 2018 10:34 PM (yo4+E)

173 most students I know major in Sociology

so they can be socialists. really!

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 10:34 PM (bjSMX)

174 FW fish? Meh. Saw a guy try to remove lure from a 10 lb bluefish.

Lots of blood, there was. Plus fewer attached fingers...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:34 PM (7LY+6)

175 lol.. oh my.. getting a little weird here. Think I will turn in for the night. Making hubby's birthday dinner tomorrow. Pasta and meatballs, salad and chocolate cake for desert. There goes my diet...

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (dUJdY)

176 138 128 The scariest thing in water may be the little box jellyfish of Northern Australia. If it doesn't kill you immediately, the pain is so intense you'll beg to be killed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 10:21 PM (pV/54)

(crosses "visit Australia" off of bucket list)

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (Vb4BV)

++++

Ah yes, Australia. Home of the spiders big enough to sit on your face and cover the whole thing.

Not everyone is into that kind of thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (pvjTE)

177 When I was very young, I wanted to be a Navy diver, until I learned about diving in zero visibility conditions and read about the things that live in the sea.

Nope, I want to be at the top of the food chain, not somewhere in the middle.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (roQNm)

178 Somebody getting boned?

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (kBuGL)

179 Robert might finally be ready for Rei-Rei: Missionary of Love. Here is the first twelve minutes.

https://youtu.be/D8VIWuIH-rs

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (6W470)

180 Darwin sez, loss of fingers is better than loss of testes

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

181 your hovercraft is full of eels?

my skiff is full of Schiff. Watch your step.


also, Tyrrus on the Gutfeld show suggested that Pelosi's problem might be those afternoon brandies.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (ILitO)

182 Watching the media attack PDJT smile in pics with the school shooting survivors while not going after Obama for golfing right after that American was beheaded (James Foley?) makes me sick.

Posted by: Jmel at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (OeWgo)

183 I have a faint recollection seeing some of those seasonings somewhere; possibly a grocery store Kansas.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (rHGeg)

184
KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS

GOD SAID MAN SAID DOT COM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (IqV8l)

185 178 Somebody getting boned?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (kBuGL)

The American taxpayer.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

186 Home of the spiders big enough to sit on your face and cover the whole thing.
Not everyone is into that kind of thing.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous


Party pooper.

Posted by: Lena at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (6FqZa)

187 119 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS

Posted by: Cheriebebe

WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK

Posted by: hogmartin

THAT LEFT THE CROWD SPEECHLESS

Posted by: Robert"

AND WILL PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE
Posted by: AshevilleRobert


YOU GO NOW!

Posted by: LaceWigs at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (KXVP7)

188 175: Jewels, diets are for quitters. Enjoy!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:37 PM (KP5rU)

189 So the linguist is saying that women shouldn't be allowed to read?

Posted by: Cathy Newman at February 17, 2018 10:37 PM (EzdLW)

190 Love Zins red. I'm in northern WI so I'm safe from 3v1L. Enjoy!

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 17, 2018 10:37 PM (nO+fH)

191 Traveling Man.. what's the company?

RI.. waiting on the casings.. Just ordered the other day.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 10:25 PM (dUJdY)


Shhhh... Diamond Contractors.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (ZBuiD)

192 190 Love Zins red. I'm in northern WI so I'm safe from 3v1L. Enjoy!
Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 17, 2018 10:37 PM (nO+fH)

That's because its too damn cold here.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (3/sUh)

193 Jewels your shop is lovely and I just made a purchase.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (DAdSz)

194 movie "Green Ice"

Anne Archer. Still got it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (7LY+6)

195 144 Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/

I'm not sure I want to hear one speak.

But just in case I did, what would it say?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 10:24 PM (tRaq7)

++++

Don't mind the candiru.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (pvjTE)

196 190: Another honeybadger!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:39 PM (KP5rU)

197 Ah yes, Australia. Home of the spiders big enough to sit on your face and cover the whole thing.



I'm not sedentary.

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 17, 2018 10:39 PM (nO+fH)

198 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (6W470)

*Deep breath*

*Follows link*

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2018 10:40 PM (ayUOl)

199 If the English language were patriarchal and sexist then Dickens would have written A Christmas Carl.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 10:41 PM (y+SdL)

200 194 movie "Green Ice"

Anne Archer. Still got it.
Posted by: Anon a mouse

----

holy shit, the wife from Patriot Games!


(the rapp on her was that she was typecast as the perfect wife. sad)

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)

201 Mis Hum, we went and saw the 15:17 To Paris today. Loved it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (nO+fH)

202 I'm eavesdropping while Eldest Kidlet tries to get Son to smell her fingernails because her new nail polish is "Christmas Splendor" scented. Yes, my family is Odd.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (rp9xB)

203 I believe all that shit is made in Texas. I got a bunch of that shit for my in laws Christmas before last. They got a real kick out of it and said the dip shit was really good.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 10:43 PM (kufk0)

204 201 Mis Hum, we went and saw the 15:17 To Paris today. Loved it.
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (nO+fH)

Deplorable, Knuckle dragging mouth breather



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 17, 2018 10:44 PM (3/sUh)

205 A girl goes shopping for one minute and her comment to reflect the heebiejeebieness of penis fish becomes a thread meme. Heh.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:44 PM (DAdSz)

206 the wife from Patriot Games! "

Indeed. So very hotness... ummmmm.

Nevermind.

So, what were we discussing?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:44 PM (7LY+6)

207 8
Just stumbled on this. Merkins are making a fashion comeback, looks like:
https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/these-nyfw-vagina-wigs-speak-for-themselves/
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 17, 2018 09:46 PM (8O3HH)


Am I the only one who is annoyed when a vulva is called a vagina?

If those ladies were wearing wigs on (in?) their vaginas, they would be out of sight.

Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (/A+Cl)

208 I'm eavesdropping while Eldest Kidlet tries to get Son to smell her fingernails because her new nail polish is "Christmas Splendor" scented. Yes, my family is Odd.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (rp9xB)


d'awwww :3

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (y87Qq)

209 I believe all that shit is made in Texas."

Surprised?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (7LY+6)

210 Nite all.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 10:46 PM (ZBuiD)

211 Keith Emerson - Green Ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9GxpTQgSlI

Nothing to do with the movie, AFAIK. Be sure to take a good look at the album cover, the pic on the back is hilarious if you can find it anywhere.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 10:48 PM (tRaq7)

212 night, y'all...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 10:48 PM (7LY+6)

213 BREAKING: Big news from the Winter Olympics is that some male skaters just might be gay.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (oVJmc)

214 In college, they called me The Randy Candiru. Good times.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (Tyii7)

215 highway to hell playing right now, why do i think of mclame and pelosi?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (KP5rU)

216
What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (kBuGL)

217 28 I don't know about 1 in 5 births being teenagers, but I'm on board with at least 70% of those being unplanned. Most couples are just expecting a baby.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (y87Qq)

In several counties in Pennsylvania 70-80% of births are to teenage mothers, but only a small amount of those are unplanned. Both of these statistics are due to the Amish marrying young and encouraging large families.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:50 PM (rHGeg)

218 216
What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (kBuGL)

Taint much.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (NWiLs)

219 WI so I'm safe from 3v1L.

njoy!Posted by: Face Sized Spider at February 17, 2018 10:37 PM (nO+fH)
---
are you sure? she owns a 416 Barrett...

in all seriousness, Frank makes an awesome Zin AND a Zin port, both of which are to kill, not die, for...

not cheap either, but, if you can have them shipped, you won't be sorry.

(imho, of course)

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (yo4+E)

220 What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?

I think you might need some remedial work.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (Tyii7)

221 What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?
Posted by: Nick Nailer


Smoke and fire.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (KXVP7)

222 Watching that Rei Rei clip, I didn't understand why the girl was injected with egg yolk. It made her allergic to scrambled eggs, I guess?

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2018 10:52 PM (ayUOl)

223 Thanks red, I'll check it out.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:53 PM (nO+fH)

224

I saw Heebiejeebieness of Penis Fish open for County Joe and the Fish at the Fillmore in 68.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:53 PM (IqV8l)

225 216
What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (kBuGL)

Gold or diamonds, depending on how far you want to get with a girl.

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2018 10:53 PM (ayUOl)

226 Is there a team that has the dread Candiru as a mascot?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:54 PM (qJtVm)

227
Is there a team that has the dread Candiru as a mascot?

US men's Olympic skating team

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:54 PM (IqV8l)

228 213 BREAKING: Big news from the Winter Olympics is that some male skaters just might be gay.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (oVJmc)

It would shock me if any male figure skaters were straight.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (rHGeg)

229 What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?

One gets about 20-30 miles to the gallon, is built like a tank complete with airbags and safety features, and the other is a luxury Swedish automobile make. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (eMKNe)

230 I saw Heebiejeebieness of Penis Fish
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:53 PM (IqV8l)


Candiru just got an official collective noun.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (y87Qq)

231 Anne Archer is a raging scientologist and flaming crazy.

So basically typical woman.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (SkuXa)

232 Hey everybody, again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (eMKNe)

233 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:54 PM (qJtVm)



Where did Schiff go to school?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (nO+fH)

234 216
What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 10:49 PM (kBuGL)


I gonna play this straight.

The vulva is outside. The vagina is inside. The vagina is the birth canal, for instance. The vulva includes the mons pubis, the labia, etc.

Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (/A+Cl)

235 Is there a team that has the dread Candiru as a mascot?

Yes.

Posted by: LaBrah James at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (Tyii7)

236 How do the penis fish know they're swimming into a penis?

Won't a woman's hoo-hah do in a pinch?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

237 236 How do the penis fish know they're swimming into a penis?

Won't a woman's hoo-hah do in a pinch?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

They study human anatomy in school.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (NWiLs)

238 Robert, the doctor seduced the teenage girl. Coerced her into the Sisterhood saying how they truly were in love. The shots were given so the girl would die of an allergic reaction and Doc KillJoy gets the girl's inheritance.

So it falls to the boy who is now a girl to seduce the doctor's real love interest to throw a real spanner in the works and save the girl he is in love with.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (6W470)

239 Re: picture. Hard rain last night. Time to bail 'er out and go fishing on the still waters.

Posted by: geoffb at February 17, 2018 10:57 PM (zOpu5)

240 236 How do the penis fish know they're swimming into a penis?

Won't a woman's hoo-hah do in a pinch?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (eMKNe)

Their are anecdotal reports of that happening.

Posted by: Surfperch, closing the metaphorical blinds at February 17, 2018 10:57 PM (rHGeg)

241 No medal today for Lindsey The Cunt Vonn.
And the bitch doubled down on Trump hate going after deporables. Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 17, 2018 10:58 PM (RjiLf)

242 One gets about 20-30 miles to the gallon, is built like a tank complete with airbags and safety features, and the other is a luxury Swedish automobile make. ;-)

But they're both rather boxy looking.

Really safe, from what I hear, though.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 10:58 PM (tRaq7)

243 The shits can be found at www.specialshit.com

They're from Texas, so you know the shit is better than the rest.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2018 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

244
How do the penis fish know they're swimming into a penis?

They instinctively know the difference between a Volvo and a Volkswagen.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

245 "holy shit, the wife from Patriot Games!


Posted by: zibbly wibbly"

She had the wrong color hair. Cathy Ryan was supposed to be blond.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 10:59 PM (w+Jhj)

246
OMG! There is a bearded lady on the front page of Breitbart.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 10:59 PM (roQNm)

247 Gates McFadden was Dr. Cathy Ryan in The Hunt for Red October.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:00 PM (6W470)

248 Is there a team that has the dread Candiru as a mascot?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 10:54

Yeah, but they keep losing to the Trojans.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:00 PM (QpTNr)

249 So a Maniga is a dude who looks and acts like a woman on the inside while a Mulva is a dude who looks and acts like a woman on the outside?

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:00 PM (kBuGL)

250 234: Where else on the internet can you get anatomy lessons like that?

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 11:00 PM (sdi6R)

251 Updating 12 of 28...

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 17, 2018 11:00 PM (rHGeg)

252 dis shit be fucked, yo!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 11:01 PM (KP5rU)

253 Anna, Gates McFadden from Next Generation?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM (nO+fH)

254 What the heck is the mons pubis?

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM (kBuGL)

255 I gonna play this straight.
Posted by: Emmie at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM


If the Daywalkers ever find out something was played straight, the reputation of the ONT will be ruined.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM (DMUuz)

256 i learn such amazing things from all you fascinating people living in my computer.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (DAdSz)

257 Yes Uso, Dr. Crusher.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (6W470)

258 the doctor seduced the teenage girl. Coerced her into the Sisterhood saying how they truly were in love. The shots were given so the girl would die of an allergic reaction and Doc KillJoy gets the girl's inheritance.

So it falls to the boy who is now a girl to seduce the doctor's real love interest to throw a real spanner in the works and save the girl he is in love with.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (6W470)

Ooohhhh, I get it now!

Posted by: Robert kinda skipped around at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (ayUOl)

259 How do the penis fish know they're swimming into a penis?

As much as that thought makes "things" go into hiding, IYKWIMAITTYD fellas, how would you not feel that?

Ewww...remind me never to go swimming there, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (tRaq7)

260 1:00 PM (rHGeg) I am getting a good chuckle out of these so thanks.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (84F5k)

261 So the jackass skier who said he was glad he broke his thumb so he wouldn't have to shake Pence's hand.....his whole family, friends are at the bottom of the run.....not with American flags but rainbow flags

Go live in Iran a**hole

Spit>

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (mMeIQ)

262 Updating 12 of 28...



Ya, this last Dell BIOS update has really slowed the machines down, especially the virtual ones.

Must be a Windows 10 update in the pipe.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (roQNm)

263 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

264 Posted by: PaleRider at February 17, 2018 11:03 PM (84F5k)

Updating 13 of 28...

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (rHGeg)

265 I've missed talking airplanes with you Anna!

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (nO+fH)

266 Pence is probably too genteel to say "I didn't want to shake your hand anyway,dick breath"So I just said it for him.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (LiyEm)

267 254 What the heck is the mons pubis?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM


Geographically similar to the Mons Veneris, but not Olympus Mons.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (DMUuz)

268 254 What the heck is the mons pubis?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM (kBuGL)

I think it's the constellation near Virgo.

Posted by: Robert kinda skipped around at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (ayUOl)

269 Just plain apple juice

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (DAdSz)

270 Robert, luckily there were only two OVAs with Kaguya and Pipin. Second one an Otaku gets absorbed into his gaming console and so do others. And Kaguya has to go in as Player One to save the innocents.

So this anime in this one episode went places other shows would later follow.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (6W470)

271 Thanks steevy!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 17, 2018 11:07 PM (mMeIQ)

272 So which airplane is on your mind tonight?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:07 PM (6W470)

273 Steerman

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM (nO+fH)

274 What the heck is the mons pubis?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM (kBuGL)

I think it's the constellation near Virgo.
Posted by: Robert kinda skipped around at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM

I thought is was that really big mountain on Mars.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM (roQNm)

275 254 What the heck is the mons pubis?
Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:02 PM

Geographically similar to the Mons Veneris, but not Olympus Mons.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (DMUuz)

I think it's the constellation near Virgo.
Posted by: Robert kinda skipped around at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (ayUOl)

Just plain apple juice
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (DAdSz)


can't... breathe...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM (y87Qq)

276 PT-17 Yellow Peril?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM (6W470)

277 263 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

Loneliness.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

278 PT-17 Yellow Peril?
Posted by: Anna Puma


Dixon Ticonderoga #2

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 11:09 PM (KXVP7)

279 261: Sigh, I am so old I remember when the lieberals 'wanted the government to stay out of my bedroom.' Now they are trying to insist the whole world watch and applaud. Not going to happen creeps. I don't even like hetero intimacy being shoved in my face. I want a world where people keep their private lives private.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 17, 2018 11:10 PM (84F5k)

280 Everybody is a tough guy right before they get put in the candiru tank.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:10 PM (fA1SL)

281 adios, i'm done.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 11:10 PM (KP5rU)

282 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

Chamomile, blackberry and lavender tea-hoping it will get me to sleep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (8+Ozj)

283 266 Pence is probably too genteel to say "I didn't want to shake your hand anyway,dick breath"So I just said it for him.
Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (LiyEm)

Thank You!

Posted by: Mike Pence at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (rHGeg)

284 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (6W470

*Takes a step baack*

The theme of the ONT...porn, penis fish and vajoo.

I fucking love this place.

Posted by: Robert kinda skipped around at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (ayUOl)

285 Since the NLRB upheld the Damore firing than firing people left wing political views is fine too,right?

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (LiyEm)

286 The gay skier who wont shake Pence's hand fell in a practice run today and sevwrely bruised his hip. Tje karma in S. Korea is strong.

I hope all these assholes break many bones yo come.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (UP2AQ)

287 Everybody is a tough guy right before they get put in the candiru tank.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine,


Oh, pick me!!!

Posted by: Ensign James Tiberius Kirk at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (KXVP7)

288 Then there is Dr. Wattsman who thinks Zadinga ore is actually members of an intelligent race that is in stasis while waiting for the universe to better suit them. Zadinga ore is vitally important because without it, hyperspace travel becomes impossible.

re: case file Project Eden of the WWWA agents "The Lovely Angels."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (6W470)

289 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

Loneliness.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM

But it's better than drinking alone...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (QpTNr)

290 Must be a Windows 10 update in the pipe.

It's a big one. My machine got updated and suddenly I couldn't save to my music mixing program (Reaper). Took me a couple of days to figure out what was going on since I'd never had that problem before. It's because Windows Defender now automatically prevents changes to most of the folders and one of them was my Music folder where I keep the songs I mix for a hobby.

I haven't found a way to disable that on the folders, but you can tell it which apps to allow changes, which I did. Works like it did before and I've created a new folder for all that now.

You'll get a "file not created" warning with programs when you go to save them, but it won't say why. Open Office was another one was affected.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 11:12 PM (tRaq7)

291 Yes Anna. One I've actually flown and landed (badly).

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 11:12 PM (nO+fH)

292 The USS Olympic.

Posted by: Muns at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (fO+6C)

293 "Everybody is a tough guy right before they get put in the candiru tank.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine,"

That would be a good scene in a movie. The bad guy is lowering the hero into a tank of water as he's describing what the fish does.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (w+Jhj)

294 re: PT-17. Name the movie -"Davey I'm taking control."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (6W470)

295 289 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

Loneliness.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM

But it's better than drinking alone...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (QpTNr)

Laa dee daa de de daaa

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

296 Steevy... WUT?

Does this mean the guys lawsuit falls apart?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:14 PM (DAdSz)

297 PT-17. Name the movie -"Davey I'm taking control."
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (6W470)


Tora! Tora! Tora!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (y87Qq)

298 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?

Guinness. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (tRaq7)

299 "It's a big one. My machine got updated and suddenly I
couldn't save to my music mixing program (Reaper). Took me a couple of
days to figure out what was going on since I'd never had that problem
before. It's because Windows Defender now automatically prevents changes
to most of the folders and one of them was my Music folder where I keep
the songs I mix for a hobby.



I haven't found a way to disable that on the folders, but you can
tell it which apps to allow changes, which I did. Works like it did
before and I've created a new folder for all that now.



You'll get a "file not created" warning with programs when you go to
save them, but it won't say why. Open Office was another one was
affected.



Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster"


Oh great. Something else to screw with my company's program. I'll have to warn the tech support guys on Monday.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (w+Jhj)

300 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM



Bundaberg rum.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (qGuLD)

301 Jane D'oh kindly posted an interview with Mike Pence seeking to someone about Joy Behar saying he was crazy because he "spoke" to Jesus. It was a good interview. He said that faith was the most important thing in he and Karen's life, so I expect while some militantly gay athlete not shaking his hand bothered him a bit, he just let it go and figured it was the guy's problem, not his.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (8+Ozj)

302 First heard of the candiru from reading William S. Burroughs. Dude was fucked in the head, but a brilliant author.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:15 PM (fA1SL)

303

...with a chaser of despair.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (qGuLD)

304 PT-17. Name the movie -"Davey I'm taking control."
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (6W470)


The actual plane is at the Missouri memorial (I don't think it's a Stearman).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (y87Qq)

305 296 Article on the top of the sidebar.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (LiyEm)

306
So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?


Kink lemonade

Posted by: CNN at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (EzdLW)

307 Can I please just say that Neil DeFaggot Tyson is a useless Affirmative Action promoted dummy with a reptilian morality, a scumbag face and a simpleminded, urine-soaked pea-sized brain.

In this age of 24/7 shock and outrage speech policing and subsequent firings and apologies, I honestly cannot believe what famous, prominent liberals get away with saying. This is Asshole's tweet from today, before the tiny bodies are even all in the ground:

----------------------------------
Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations,
indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from
killing school children.
----------------------------------

The things I want to type but won't, are so numerous and creative, your head would spin.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (rv0Fo)

308 303

...with a chaser of despair.
Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (qGuLD)

A sidecar of the bitter tears of regret.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

309 Top photo is probably just about perfect. Ya can almost feel the chill in the air.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (fA1SL)

310 295 289 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

Loneliness.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:08 PM

But it's better than drinking alone...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (QpTNr)

Laa dee daa de de daaa
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:14 PM (NWiLs)


Well, hey, you're drinking with us.

Or I'm drinking with you all.

Something like that.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

311 Chamomile, blackberry and lavender tea-hoping it will get me to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM

Hey, FS!

Thought you might be interested in this

https://tinyurl.com/ybs3m7uz

That link is a couple of years old, by I had the privilege to see this in person last night. Words fail me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (QpTNr)

312 The things I want to type but won't, are so numerous and creative, your head would spin.
Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (rv0Fo)

Spin me, baby!

Posted by: Robert wants Tom feel all the rage at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (ayUOl)

313 Open Office was another one was affected.

--

I've been experimenting with virtual linux OS running under Oracle VirtualBox with Window 10 as a host. (Trying to get a remote firewire drive set up as a network drive, and windows 10 doesn't network with anything. Though it might be my DSL router. I
Can't tell.)

But the virtual Fedora 27 instance became unusable after the update; keystrokes from the keyboard weren't getting to Fedora which is running very slow.

Another dream shot down.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (roQNm)

314 A sidecar of the bitter tears of regret.


Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM


cheers. *raises glass*.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (qGuLD)

315 This microphone smells like beer

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

316 What's the difference between a vulva and a vagina?

Aaaannnnd, that's when the riot started, officer.

Posted by: mindful webworker - they beat that poor meme to death at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (3tLP6)

317 Oh kami, Robert is listening to "You spin me right round"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (6W470)

318 Tom? Really, autocorrect? Really?

Posted by: Robert th8nks autocucumber disapproves Of sock puppeting at February 17, 2018 11:19 PM (ayUOl)

319 Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:16 PM (rv0Fo)

Just laugh at him. It's just stupid. Faith in God is not like some magic shield of invisibility against any bad things happening to us. If it were everyone would be a Christian.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:20 PM (8+Ozj)

320 This microphone smells like beer
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM

Man, what are you doing here?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (QpTNr)

321 I smell Linux posts.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (IcT7t)

322 314 A sidecar of the bitter tears of regret.


Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM


cheers. *raises glass*.
Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (qGuLD)

To better days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

323 Tom? Really, autocorrect? Really?

Posted by: Robert th8nks autocucumber disapproves Of sock puppeting at February 17, 2018 11:19 PM (ayUOl)

LOL, autocorrect fucking up my jokes almost makes me madder than Neil DeFaggot.

ALMOST

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (rv0Fo)

324 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (6W470)

Berserker got me started on a Halloween kick.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFCA0B62B4AEA0E2C

\m/

Posted by: Robert th8nks autocucumber disapproves Of sock puppeting at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (ayUOl)

325 Note to Self: Never go swimming in the Amazon.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (QMwOT)

326 I smell Linux posts.

Then you better check your dumps.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (6W470)

327 Chamomile, blackberry and lavender tea-hoping it will get me to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM (8+Ozj)

Try adding kava kava to the tea as a sleep aid. Seems to work for me.

Posted by: tbodie at February 17, 2018 11:22 PM (XqXVp)

328 320 This microphone smells like beer
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM

Man, what are you doing here?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (QpTNr)

I'm Davey, and I'm still in the Navy.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:22 PM (QMwOT)

329 311 Chamomile, blackberry and lavender tea-hoping it will get me to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:11 PM

Hey, FS!

Thought you might be interested in this

https://tinyurl.com/ybs3m7uz

That link is a couple of years old, by I had the privilege to see this in person last night. Words fail me.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (QpTNr)

Sounds like a load of dingoes' kidneys to me.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

330 To better days.


Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM



You fucking said it, man.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM (qGuLD)

331 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:17 PM (QpTNr)

Thanks, That is very interesting and awesome.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM (8+Ozj)

332 I think it's time we had a discussion of the concept of time as the space in which intentional agents engage in representation of concepts. With a ventriloquist's dummy, because how else to do it?

https://youtu.be/lxplpDKx_Qk

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM (fA1SL)

333 325 Note to Self: Never go swimming in the Amazon.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (QMwOT)

Jeff Bezos will swim right up your dickhole and never leave.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM (NWiLs)

334 Talking tech tonight?

I was doing some reading last night at FB and learned the new hot thing for some companies right now, is getting a VPN (virtual private network). Supposedly it's an intranet that can be accessed from anywhere.

I don't get it, I always assumed most intranets could already be accessed anywhere, as long as you had the right permissions and passwords.

(And I already know what VPL is, btw.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM (eMKNe)

335 330 To better days.


Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM

No matter how bad it gets, Hillary R. Clinton will never be President of the United States.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM (QMwOT)

336 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:20 PM (8+Ozj)

I should, Fen. Other than the fact that you still call yourself a Democrat, you are more levelheaded than I. DINO

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM (rv0Fo)

337 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:18 PM (roQNm)

Well, I understood the *last* sentence. I even understood most of the terms in the rest, I'm just missing the ones that make it comprehensible.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM (rp9xB)

338 I'm sure that I could be a movie star if I could get out of this place!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (eMKNe)

339 333 325 Note to Self: Never go swimming in the Amazon.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:21 PM (QMwOT)

Jeff Bezos will swim right up your dickhole and never leave.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM (NWiLs)

Explains the bald head . . .

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (QMwOT)

340 Cheriebebe, the article about the James Damore is borderline fake news. The author is obtuse.

In spite of Damore withdrawing his NLRB filing in September, the board proceeded to examine and issue its own ruling.... The NLRB emphasized that any charge filed by Damore on the matter should be "dismissed."

Get that? NLRB will dismiss Damore's filing if he ever files it again. But he dropped it months ago.

Damore's lawsuit, which was joined by former Google employee David Gudeman when filed in January, is still awaiting trial.

So, the class action suit is apparently still a go. However, the author doesn't mention this till the very end of the article.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (EzdLW)

341 305. New sidebar note. Isn*t the NLRB just a bunch of bloviating appointed hacks? They are absolutely protecting Google. I read the entire filing, the people in that company are truly fvked in the head. They are truly Leftists in every sense of the word.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (DAdSz)

342 As qdpsteve's smile ran away from his face.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (6W470)

343 Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM (rv0Fo)

The only reason I call myself a Democrat is because I'm too lazy to change the paperwork. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (8+Ozj)

344

I wasn't supposed to make to 30. Yet, here I am... still. This getting old sucks. Now what?

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:26 PM (qGuLD)

345 Yer all gettin' sued!

Posted by: Billy Joel at February 17, 2018 11:26 PM (eMKNe)

346 OT: For all those like What-A-Burger I'd like to tell you how they treat their employees.

My younger brother worked for them for 12 yrs as a manager. He just got fired at age 59 a week before he was due a $6000 bonus. He did a damn good job for them, I know.

I just got this info from my Dad, but apparently
he just really got fucked over. I know my bother and his work ethic, they claimed he had expired food in storage and I'll say BS. If it was there he was going to throw it out.

What-A-Burger is a POS discriminatory company.

They fired my brother because he was too old and made too much money.

Posted by: Farmer at February 17, 2018 11:26 PM (yJ1e6)

347 263 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

The same thing I drink every night...

Posted by: Shemp at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (rHGeg)

348 Sounds like a load of dingoes' kidneys to me.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

Dingoes kidneys are not an icon in the Eastern Orthodox church. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (8+Ozj)

349 KEEP FISH AWAY FROM THE PENIS
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:16 PM (DAdSz)


Let's not be too hasty now...

Posted by: Troy McClure at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (Tnhbr)

350 I bailed on the last bit of the article. Was there an opportunity for PDJT to disband the NLRB? Aren*t they some sort of union puppet?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (DAdSz)

351 347 263 So, Horde...what are we drinking tonight?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (QpTNr)

What are you buying?

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (QMwOT)

352 >>>Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations,

indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from

killing school children.

Wow. I knew this dude was stupid but....How can one ever know what things may have come to pass except for prayers?

Posted by: cfo mom at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (RfzVr)

353 Thanks, That is very interesting and awesome.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:23 PM

I couldn't believe the fragrance. I hated to wash my hands later.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:28 PM (QpTNr)

354 345 Yer all gettin' sued!
Posted by: Billy Joel at February 17, 2018 11:26 PM (eMKNe)

Fair use, Billy. Suck it.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:28 PM (NWiLs)

355 Night all.

Will leave one of the best ever anime movie openings. The 007 influence is obvious but dang is it good.

https://youtu.be/z53R0LoeV8c

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 17, 2018 11:29 PM (6W470)

356 Dingoes kidneys are not an icon in the Eastern Orthodox church. ;^)

Whoa whoa whoa! Let*ts leave the Greeks alone

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:29 PM (DAdSz)

357 348 Sounds like a load of dingoes' kidneys to me.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

Dingoes kidneys are not an icon in the Eastern Orthodox church. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (8+Ozj)

In the New South Wales diocese they are.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

358 I'm sure that I could be a movie star if I could get out of this place!


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM


Of course you could be. I'm the world's greatest ever thespian and I can teach you how to be a top gun actor if you take my course for the low price of $99.99.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM (qGuLD)

359 otho: GENIUS!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM (eMKNe)

360 Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 11:24 PM

Heh, ya. It is about running two different computer operating systems on one desktop as if each system was an independent, standalone desktop, and being able to switch between them with a mouse click.

Then it gets complicated.

There are other ways, better ways, to run two computers, but the Technological Imperative says that if it is possible to be done, then it must be done, to prove that it is possible.

I have a lot of time on my hands.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM (roQNm)

361 Chamomile, blackberry and lavender tea-hoping it will get me to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Isn't that just SleepyTime Tea from Celestial?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (KXVP7)

362 FenelonSpoke: ...interview with Mike Pence... about Joy Behar saying he was crazy because he "spoke" to Jesus. It was a good interview....

I liked it. He was unhurried, clear, and stuck to the main points he wanted to make.

Aaannd, did so without once naming Joy Behar, nor the View. Mostly blamed the network. Classy.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not bad for an old white dude at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (3tLP6)

363 Farmer......I'm sorry for your brother. That sucks!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (mMeIQ)

364 NLRB: Oh, you're withdrawing your filing, Mr. Damore? Yet we persisted! We're gonna rule on it anyway, and release a totally woke memo about it too. Nyah nyah! And our fellow travelers in the MSM will report it. Nyah nyah!

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (EzdLW)

365 What Fenelon needs is some of that One Night Cough Syrup tea... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (eMKNe)

366 the worst thing about that little fish is that it has little spikes that pop out so that once it's in it won't come back out.

gotta cut if off.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (V2Yro)

367 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:28 PM (QpTNr)

I know someone who has experienced the same thing-not with an icon, but with some relic of an EO saint-it was dripping some sort of fragrant oil.

If the prayers of the faithful and the grace of God can cure one person of cancer or another disease that's awesome. Is this icon taken around or does it stay in the same place in PA?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (8+Ozj)

368 >>>Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations,

indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from

killing school children.

The FBI doing their fucking job and not trying to execute a coup on PDT sure as fuck does.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (QMwOT)

369 otho: GENIUS!!!!


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM



Why thank you Steve. I like to think that I am.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (qGuLD)

370 But the virtual Fedora 27 instance became unusable after the update; keystrokes from the keyboard weren't getting to Fedora which is running very slow.


I've only ever played with coding, but I started back with QBasic (Yeah, that's my lawn you're standing on). Been toying around with the idea of a VPN myself lately and Win10 has the stuff to do it (or so it appears), but I haven't dove that deeply into it yet. I'd like to find a good resource to get started but haven't run across one yet. I need an overview first.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM (tRaq7)

371 The only reason I call myself a Democrat is because I'm too lazy to change the paperwork. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:25 PM (8+Ozj)
I KNEW IT

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:33 PM (rv0Fo)

372 Posted by: mindful webworker - not bad for an old white dude at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (3tLP6)

I don't know very much about Mike Pence-bu that interview gave me a good opinion of him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:33 PM (8+Ozj)

373 Ugh, lame ONT.

Posted by: Sledlow at February 17, 2018 11:33 PM (BPtPW)

374 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:30 PM (roQNm)

Thank you for the explanation. Not surprising that a Horde 'Ron would be the ne to step up and try to prove the possibility just because the Universe demanded *someone* do so.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 11:33 PM (rp9xB)

375 DJT in fire on Twitter tonight. Slaps the fbi with a wet fish and tells them to quit wasting time chasing collusion. Get back to basics.

Hear, hear!

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (3dt/D)

376
Jeff Bezos will swim right up your dickhole and never leave.

You invited me in!

Posted by: Alexa at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (IqV8l)

377
Isn't that just SleepyTime Tea from Celestial?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 11:31 PM (KXVP7)

The "sleepy time extra" is that brand. This is different.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (8+Ozj)

378 Evening Horde!

Saw Black Panther. It's pretty good, though unavoidably I kept seeing beats from other MCU efforts, which with ten years of material happens.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 17, 2018 11:35 PM (wn2NI)

379 Is this icon taken around or does it stay in the same place in PA?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:32 PM

They do take it around from time to time. It was up here yesterday and today. Truly amazing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:36 PM (QpTNr)

380 Faith in God is not like some magic shield of invisibility against any bad things happening to us. If it were everyone would be a Christian.

Well... yeah. Just ask Lucifer. He knows G-d exists.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 11:36 PM (6FqZa)

381 Polliwog the 'Ette at February 17, 2018 11:33 PM

No. no. my skill is proving that something is NOT possible.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (roQNm)

382 I started back with QBasic (Yeah, that's my lawn you're standing on)

Microsoft Basic for the TRS-80 in 1982.

That would be *my* lawn. Ger'roff it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

383

Don't diss MisHum's ONT. They range from merely ok, to fucking awesome. Never lame.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (qGuLD)

384 Ugh, lame ONT.
Posted by: Sledlow
-----------

Insist on your money back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (cp1if)

385 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:36 PM (QpTNr)

Thanks. That's a place I could get to unless it's in really Western PA. I like to do something spiritual for Lent. Sometimes I go on retreat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (8+Ozj)

386 bth.....how did jerb interviewing go?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 17, 2018 11:38 PM (mMeIQ)

387 Ugh, lame ONT.
Posted by: Sledlow


feel free to post your own.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 11:38 PM (KXVP7)

388 You invited me in!

Posted by: Alexa at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (IqV8l)


I'm still wondering who the retards are who actually buy these alexa and google spy pods to distribute around their, obviously, pathetic homes. They should just stick with the smarter-than-them refrigerators with the cameras in the ice maker, the tv on the door and the internet pr0n connection.

The stupidity of people some times .... and speaking of insane IoT stuff for the biggest douchebags in society ... I just saw a "wifi connected crock pot" at walmart. A friggin remote crock pot!! WTFFF?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM (8gDQu)

389 380. I can't recall the film - it was a fairly recent one - but one of the characters was an atheist vampire, in consequence of which the cross & holy water had no effect on him. I've long wondered if something like that wasn't at work in the various ghost and revenant legends of different cultures. That is, Chinese Buddhist ghosts act the way they do because that's what's expected of them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM (fA1SL)

390 otho, you're welcome but see this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkZYdWCe7w

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM (eMKNe)

391 Wow. I knew this dude was stupid but....How can one ever know what things may have come to pass except for prayers?

Posted by: cfo mom at February 17, 2018 11:27 PM (RfzVr)

No shit. And it gets better.

All the "evidence" says that laws don't stop bullets from killing school children, either. Guess we should stop those too.

How narrowminded do you have to be to make a statement that is excessively stupid on at least five levels off the top of my head? Not to mention the utter insensitivity of presenting it mere hours after a school shooting. Is that pussy-faced vaginahead gonna be the one to show up at the funeral and "inform" folks there's no such thing as heaven?

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM (rv0Fo)

392
Ugh, lame ONT.
Posted by: Sledlow
-----------
Insist on your money back.


The Blaze is for sale

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 11:40 PM (IqV8l)

393 The look on the woman's face getting felt up is priceless.

///


She is hoping for The Ultimate Answer to The Ultimate Question...

"When will my husband die so I can collect the insurance money, and FINALLY fix my house up just like HGTV?

Posted by: skip intro at February 17, 2018 11:40 PM (x25VP)

394 "Posted by: Sledlow "

There you Are!

Get back to my villgae

Posted by: chuck j at February 17, 2018 11:40 PM (Fikbq)

395 Microsoft Basic for the TRS-80 in 1982.


I had a Radio Shack/Tandy computer too. With a whopping 16K of memory that hung off the back and would drop out (or off) if you looked at it funny. Tape drive storage. And by "tape drive" I mean a cassette player.

Bubble keyboards FTW! Good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 11:40 PM (tRaq7)

396 otho, you're welcome but see this...


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM


Dammit. Not available in my country.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:40 PM (qGuLD)

397 376
You invited me in!
Posted by: Alexa at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (IqV8l)

Just like a vampire.

Posted by: Surfperch, the best way to be at February 17, 2018 11:41 PM (rHGeg)

398 Ugh, lame ONT.

#TenMiles

Posted by: The Wall of Shame at February 17, 2018 11:41 PM (Tyii7)

399 Jon Lovitz used to do a great bit, as Master Thespian, with other actors on SNL.

Jon: "Ahhcting!"
Other actor: "GENIUS!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:41 PM (eMKNe)

400 Thanks. That's a place I could get to unless it's in really Western PA. I like to do something spiritual for Lent. Sometimes I go on retreat.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM

If you can get there, I highly recommend it. If you can get there on a Wednesday when they celebrate the Paraklesis, even better. It really is amazing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (QpTNr)

401 382 I started back with QBasic (Yeah, that's my lawn you're standing on)

Microsoft Basic for the TRS-80 in 1982.

That would be *my* lawn. Ger'roff it.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

The Trash 80! Oh my but that brings back memories...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (NWiLs)

402 Didn't Joy Behar also make a snarky comment about whether Mike Pence is allowed to talk to Mary Magdalene if his wife isn't in the room? See how clever she is?

Correct me if I am wrong, but Pence is an evangelical Christian, not known for praying or "talking to" Mary, but if he were to talk to a Mary would it not be the virgin Mary rather than Mary Magdalene?

How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (wPiJc)

403 346
They fired my brother because he was too old and made too much money.
Posted by: Farmer at February 17, 2018 11:26 PM (yJ1e6)


Geez, Farmer. That sucks.

Traditionally, small businesses were the backbone of the American economy. But little by little, government and corporations have worked together to extinguish them.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

404 Jon Lovitz used to do a great bit, as Master Thespian, with other actors on SNL.

Jon: "Ahhcting!"
Other actor: "GENIUS!!"


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:41 PM

I think I've seen that bit! Jon Lovitz rocks. He craxcks me up.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (qGuLD)

405 How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (wPiJc)


Ask any weatherman.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:43 PM (8gDQu)

406 WMDogShow - it went well... mostly... I think. Yes my Trash 80s experience was brought up. I suppose I get to find out next week

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

407 397. * fistbump *
Everyone forgets that aspect of the vampire.
Well, that and the OCD.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (fA1SL)

408 "Crooked H"

I'm going to fucking enjoy the next seven years.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (rnAwa)

409 397 376
You invited me in!
Posted by: Alexa at February 17, 2018 11:34 PM (IqV8l)

Just like a vampire.
Posted by: Surfperch, the best way to be at February 17, 2018 11:41 PM (rHGeg)

Or a Vulva.

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (PFjNT)

410 It would shock me if any male figure skaters were straight.
Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 10:55 PM (rHGeg)


Our (USA) only pairs team is a married couple. Man and wife. (So sad to have to even add that. )

Posted by: Papal Prunes and Prisms at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (M1epY)

411 I'm still wondering who the retards are who actually buy these alexa and google spy pods to distribute around their, obviously, pathetic homes.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:39 PM (8gDQu)


I have the echo, but I turned off the locator so Amazon can't figure out my address.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (y87Qq)

412 How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?
Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (wPiJc)

Don't know but lots of people do it. Media, Congress, Fortune 500 CEOs, college professors...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

413 Well... yeah. Just ask Lucifer. He knows G-d exists.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Off topic, but a thing I've just thought of...

Satanists are Christian by the very fact of their acknowledging a God, his Son, a Heaven and a Hell.

...

Last year, Midol Medved tried to interview a Satanist proposing a Satanist Club in some high school in the US. The advocate slipped up and said, paraphrased, 'we don't actually believe in Satan.'

And Midol failed to follow up that intellectual vomit point.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 11:45 PM (KXVP7)

414 Our (USA) only pairs team is a married couple. Man and wife.

Yeah, but... which is which?!?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:45 PM (eMKNe)

415 Shit.

I feared this day, and now it's here. The Padres caved to 8 years, and my favorite player is...gone.

Oh, #35. You'll always be Royal. So long, Eric Hosmer.

*off to grieve and grumble*

Posted by: Shopgirl: #GoodbyeHoz at February 17, 2018 11:45 PM (SrViY)

416 Didn't Johnny Weir used to actually sometimes perform in a women's skating outfit?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:46 PM (eMKNe)

417 Tara, how's my head pie looking this evening?

Posted by: Johnny Weird at February 17, 2018 11:47 PM (Tyii7)

418
How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?
Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM



She hates the same people that those who employ her hate.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 11:47 PM (EzdLW)

419 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2018 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

#MeToo

I remember loading programs from a cassette when I was 6 and thinking it was utter magic. I wonder what I would have thought of a smartphone.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 11:47 PM (rv0Fo)

420 Our (USA) only pairs team is a married couple. Man and wife.

///



"You never really WANTED to medal you bastard!"

" Are you going to start with the Triple Salchow shit again?"







Posted by: skip intro at February 17, 2018 11:48 PM (x25VP)

421 CAthy Ryan was supposed to be blonde
__________

well, Jack Ryan was supposed to be a post-op chinagirlboy, so...you know, they took liberties.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 11:49 PM (V3U1L)

422 I had a Radio Shack/Tandy computer too. With a whopping 16K of memory that hung off the back and would drop out (or off) if you looked at it funny. Tape drive storage. And by "tape drive" I mean a cassette player.

Bubble keyboards FTW! Good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster

T/S 1000. i had one.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 17, 2018 11:49 PM (wn2NI)

423 Polliwog asked Hogmartin:

On an entirely different subject, are you planning on getting Battle for Azeroth (or whatever the official name is)?

I'm not Hogmartin, but I wanted to wave Hi! to Polliwog.

I'm slowly putting my life back together after my health problems last year. I dont have the money/time/computer for MMOs currently. I might buy a month of game time later, but my newest computer doesnt do windows. I bought an old netbook for 70.00 on enay and put linux on it. GTames are problematic.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, who had a B-Wing, and called it Brad. at February 17, 2018 11:50 PM (aPniB)

424 I have the echo, but I turned off the locator so Amazon can't figure out my address.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:44 PM (y87Qq)


You couldn't pay me to have one of those things around. I also don't understand this insane push to have everything voice activated. I hate voice activated stuff. Maybe if I trip down two flights of stairs and lose all control of my arms and fingers I might change my mind ... but until then I can't stand this shit. And it's getting harder and harder to find stuff without all this crap built into it. You have to search far and wide to find a dumb TV. And I know that there are lots of people out there who hate having to pay extra for "smart" tv stuff that they don't want and never use ... and even if they did they would find out that the smart stuff in the TVs is obsolete and worthless compared to what's around within a year.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:50 PM (8gDQu)

425
How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?
Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM


She's not wrong wrong.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 11:50 PM (IqV8l)

426 drinking a mishmash of wines I was able to siphon from recyling bins in the neighborhood.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (V3U1L)

427 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 17, 2018 11:42 PM (QpTNr)

Thanks; It's a little hard to get away when my son is in schoo,l but I believe they have a break before Great Lent is over. I probably should rephrase an earlier comment. I always do spiritual things for Lent. I am involved in a study in the church and at home. I just meant I like to get away if I can. That sounds like it would be a nice opportunity.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (8+Ozj)

428 Didn't Johnny Weir used to actually sometimes perform in a women's skating outfit?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:46 PM (eMKNe)


You're thinking of Dennis Rodman.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (8gDQu)

429 Test

Posted by: RM at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (eP+dt)

430 Mega at February 17, 2018 11:47

I often wonder what it would be like to take an iPhone, or iPad, something that plays modern music, back through a time machine and let Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven listen to modern music.

Probably get arrested for sorcery or something.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (roQNm)

431
I have the echo, but I turned off the locator so Amazon can't figure out my address.
Posted by: hogmartin


You have an IP address don't you?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (IqV8l)

432 You couldn't pay me to have one of those things around. I also don't understand this insane push to have everything voice activated. I hate voice activated stuff.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:50 PM (8gDQu)


OK.

You're allowed.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (y87Qq)

433 How can one person be so wrong, so often, so publicly and still be employed?
...


*cough*

Posted by: Josh Earnest at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (x25VP)

434 The candiru's face reminds me of Adam Schiff.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (5fRCd)

435 Primordial, of course. I remember him pairs skating with Kim-Jong Un.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (eMKNe)

436 I've given up picking my belly button for lint.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (wPiJc)

437 You have an IP address don't you?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 11:51 PM (IqV8l)


Of course not.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (y87Qq)

438 We have voice activated stuff at my house. I kind of like it. I yell to hubby to bring up a couple cans of beans from the basement and he yells at me to bring down some Kleenex and cough drops from the upstairs. Works great.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 17, 2018 11:53 PM (RfzVr)

439 Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2018 11:52 PM (wPiJc)

You could have done an act of charity and knitted a blanket for a homeless person with it. Fer Shame. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 11:54 PM (8+Ozj)

440 Posted by: cfo mom at February 17, 2018 11:53 PM (RfzVr)

LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 11:54 PM (8gDQu)

441 CFO mom, so it kind of works like an intercom system? Cool.

Also CFO mom, you were the one who sent me the blueberry preserves right? Thank you so much for that stuff, my family loves it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:54 PM (eMKNe)

442 Also in the Trash-80 club. MS BASIC Level I and a whopping 4K of memory, which 4K included the BASIC ROM.

10 ?M
20 G10

Upgrading to BASIC Level II, useful amount of RAM, floppy drives, and various accessories - what a great toy. (And the Thundering Daisy Wheel with tractor feed! Wrote my own word proc sw at first.)

Acoustic modeming to CompuServe on my own com ware until that program came along, what was it?

Now I'm thinking about digging through the catacombs to dust off the old machines... ummm...

No, no... (emerges from nostalgic stupor)...

Gotta go do stuff right now. May be back later. Not, as someone said, that anyone cares.

Posted by: mindful webworker - RS232 is not a star wars bot at February 17, 2018 11:55 PM (3tLP6)

443 Can't believe no one else here has thought of it yet.

I call Adam Schiff, Schiff the stiff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:55 PM (eMKNe)

444 The candiru's face reminds me of Adam Schiff.

Well, he has plenty of neck.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at February 17, 2018 11:56 PM (Tyii7)

445 Better urethra than myrethra.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 11:57 PM (NWiLs)

446 Farmer......I'm sorry for your brother. That sucks!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 17, 2018 11:31

Thanks WMDS. Be well.
T

Posted by: Farmer at February 17, 2018 11:57 PM (yJ1e6)

447 Never had a TRS, but I did have the Simons' BASIC cartridge for the C64...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:57 PM (y87Qq)

448 Yes, glad you liked them qdpsteve. It was my pleasure.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 17, 2018 11:57 PM (RfzVr)

449 Insomniac, on his radio show, Dennis Prager calls Yorba Linda "Yorba Linda and My Belinda." :-P

Also, there's an affluent city in Orange County called Brea. You know what you call people from there? Breasts.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

450 While I was in the back of the post office today, casing the mail, I could hear my ex-husband's deep, beloved voice out in front, in the lobby, discussing a problem with a letter he'd sent our daughter at college.

I just kept casing, listening. seemed to last forever. then finally, he was gone.

Posted by: booknlass at February 18, 2018 12:00 AM (bjSMX)

451 My first contact with technology was at age 6 or 7, when we moved to town. I required extensive training on electricity and modern plumbing. Radio was a mystery to me, and it was another year or so after before I was introduced to television. People have no idea how much tech they take for granted.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 18, 2018 12:00 AM (fA1SL)

452 If you tell Alexa to say "Hey Alexa", will it get stuck in an endless loop?

Posted by: Hands at February 18, 2018 12:00 AM (EzdLW)

453 I have an old machine in storage with a Zip drive built into it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 18, 2018 12:00 AM (tRaq7)

454 i stop to eat, and we go to ancient programing language discussions...

WTF?

i shoulda kept drinking... it's not like i can understand this.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 18, 2018 12:00 AM (yo4+E)

455 It's almost midnight and we haven't heard from Tickled Pink. Should we be concerned? .....Nah, I'm going to bed and will check in the morning. If we haven't heard anything, well I guess we know what that means. (wink, wink. nudge, nudge.)

Posted by: cfo mom at February 18, 2018 12:01 AM (RfzVr)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-17-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

To Director's Cut or Not to Director's Cut

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Have you come across a movie that never seems to have a definitive version? The quintessential example is Blade Runner which went so far as to release five different versions of itself in a single home video package (the collector's edition came in a little briefcase/Voight Kompf machine…which I own). So, which one to watch? If you've never seen Blade Runner, where do you begin? I've seen three of the versions (not the International or Workprint cuts), and I prefer The Final Cut to the other two I've watched, but there's difference of opinion about which one is the best. Some love the voiceover narration from Harrison Ford while others hate it. Some love the addition of the unicorn dream sequence while others hate it. My personal recommendation would be to start with my own favorite and see more if you feel like it.

Blade Runner, though is a unique example. Most movies have only one cut that ever gets shown to the public ever. A select few get a Director's Cut, or some variant on the name. A very few get multiple cuts (Oliver Stone has cut his Alexander a few times while never quite saving the film from himself). For the first set it's easy. There's one cut, watch that one. For the second batch, I tend to use the general rule of siding with Director's Cuts, although there are definite exceptions. For the third batch, it's about just finding which one works best for you, I think.

Let's talk about some!


Financial Concerns

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Movies are an expensive business. In order for the industry to continue, movies have to make money, and with that level of risk (oftentimes going over $100 million just for the production of the film, not mentioning marketing), other concerns than art must play a role. If movies always lose money, no one will invest in them anymore, and we'll get no more movies.

One filmmaker who understands this and does his best to work with it is Ridley Scott. In one of the special features on the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven he talks about this explicitly. He understands that his producers have put up a large amount of money, and he has to listen to them in order to keep working with them. He makes the best movie he can, but he knows that money is a concern.

Kingdom of Heaven is a great example. The theatrical cut was widely derided upon its release. It had the action, but everything else felt empty. Within a couple of years, Scott got a (very limited) theatrical run for his Director's Cut, and those who saw it praised it through the roof, calling it a huge improvement over the theatrical cut. The home release went so far as to include a Roadshow presentation to help elicit the feel that Scott had originally desired from the film.

But, the prospect of a 3+ hour film based on the Crusades with an intentionally uncharismatic lead was not financially enticing (something producers really should have considered much earlier in the process), so they convinced Scott to cut it down dramatically in order to try to fit more screenings into a day per theater, which could hopefully increase the amount of money the film made. The film was a bomb, though, and Scott was ultimately vindicated with the critical reception of the Director's Cut.

All that is to say, the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven is amazing.


Marketing Concerns

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Keeping with Ridley Scott real quick: When Fox decided to try and resell the original Alien for the dozenth time, they hired some editors to take the deleted scenes and add them into the film. The editors then showed this new cut to Scott who told them outright (seriously…the man says whatever he wants) that they had ruined the film. The pacing was off completely, which for a horror film that's designed specifically to build tension is a terrible thing. So, Scott went in and supervised an alternate cut that took out things from the original and replaced them with the deleted scenes. This alternate cut is called a Director's Cut, but in Scott's introduction to it on the Blu-ray, he says outright that it's not and that the name is just for marketing.

This leads me to a point a referred to earlier. In the case where there are two cuts, which should you chose? Typically, you go with what the artist says. In the case of Alien, I listen to Scott and watch the original. In the case of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I listen to Zach Snyder and watch the Ultimate Cut (seriously…it's not bad).

But, there are definite exceptions, the largest being George Lucas and the original Star Wars trilogy. Now, I used to be the biggest of Star Wars fanboys, reading every Expanded Universe novel and rewatching the movies pretty regularly, and then I grew up a bit. I didn't watch a Star Wars film for a decade. Going back and rewatching them a few years back, it's obvious that the additions Lucas made since the late nineties don't fit the film. The glossy CGI clashes visually with the gritty real world look of the original. There are other edits that just distract completely because they don't really fit (Luke's "No!" scream as he falls at the end of Empire is mostly just funny). So, in this case, I don't listen to the artist, but instead use my own judgment.

Really, when multiple cuts are available, it's a judgment thing on the part of the viewer, but I think it's generally a good place to start by listening to the person who put two years of their lives assembling the film about which version is superior.


An Interesting Example

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One of the most fascinating examples of an alternate cut is The Richard Donner Cut of Superman II. For those who don't know the backstory, Donner was hired to film two Superman films back to back. In the middle of filming the second one, the producers, the Salkinds (a husband and wife pair), fired Donner and replaced him. A couple of decades later, while Warner Brothers was trying to find a new way to extract some more money out of the movie-going public, they offered an editing bay to Donner to re-assemble, as much as possible, his own cut.

Donner had filmed about 70% of the film, so there was 30% that he had to either use the new material or find another solution. One of those alternate solutions was to use a rehearsal scene between Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, which was the scene that Kidder tried out for the role of Lois Lane on originally. It's obviously done in a small back office and has no production values whatsoever, but it fits more closely to the original script that what was used in the theatrical version (in the theatrical, Clark Kent accidentally reveals himself by falling into a bit of fire in a hotel room while in the Donner version, Lois Lane knows that Kent is Superman and shoots him with blanks while bluffing that they're real).

The biggest change, though, is the re-introduction of Marlon Brando as Jor-El in a scene with Superman. In the original cut, they replaced Jor-El with Lara-El, Superman's mother, because Brando was too expensive to actually use (despite having already filmed the scene). Considering the importance of the long distance relationship between father and son in the first movie, having Mother come along to speak kindly to Superman in his time of need doesn't quite fit. This is easily the best change in Donner's Cut.

Ultimately, though, Donner's version of the movie is hamstrung by the fact that it's obviously unfinished and compromised. The largest flaw is probably in the finale which reuses the trick of having Superman fly around the Earth to reset time that they used in the original. Apparently, Donner had planned on finding another way to end the film before he was fired, but he never got the chance.

When balancing the two cuts, I don't think there's a big difference in quality. The Richard Lester theatrical version is more cohesive, but sillier. The Richard Donner version is rougher with a dumber ending, but with that Brando scene. If forced to take one over the other, I'd probably take the Donner cut, but I wouldn't be terribly displeased if I had to go the other way.


In Final

I have a preference to adhere to the opinions of the original artists in regards to how to view their work, but there is definite truth to the idea that once a work of art is presented to the world, any interpretation is largely out of the artist's hands and in the hands of the audience. Extending that to different cuts of movies, one must wonder how much stock to put in to a director's opinion of which cut to watch. I obviously have a soft spot for Ridley Scott, but I find his Director's Cut of Robin Hood bloated while being a fair fan of the theatrical.

What's your experience with alternate cuts of movies? Is there a director's cut that you can't stand
while loving the original?


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Black Panther
Early Man

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Winter's Bone

Movies I Saw This Week:
Fiddler on the Roof (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Poster blurb: "Sophisticated, rousing, and filled with life, it's a movie musical worth watching." [Netflix DVD]
A Passage to India (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "A lesser work of a master filmmaker, but very much still watching." ["Library"]
Hamlet (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) [Rewatch] "Branagh makes some odd choices here and there as both actor and director, but overall the film is." [Personal Collection]
The BFG (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "Nice and quaint. Assembled just like a story book and overlong, but it's ultimately quite sweet." [Netflix Instant]
The Matrix (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) [Rewatch] "Solid hero story with awesome action and interesting world building make for a fun time at the movies." [Personal Collection]
The Matrix Reloaded (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) [Rewatch] "Balancing the interminable dialogue, interesting extensions to the world, and the overall fun action comes to a movie experience I quite enjoy." [Personal Collection]
The Matrix Revolutions (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) [Rewatch] "It's big, loud, and borderline incomprehensible in parts, but dammit if I'm not entertained by it." [Personal Collection]
A Farewell to Arms (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Having never read the source material, I still get the impression that this adaptation really missed the point of the story." [Amazon Prime]
The Black Cauldron (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Poorly constructed, unfocused, and just not very much fun." [Hulu]


Contact

Email any suggestions or questions to thejamesmadison.aos at symbol gmail dot com.

I've also archived all the old posts here, by request. I'll add new posts a week after they originally post at the HQ.

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1 Going to Black Panther in a couple hours.

If thread is still alive, I'll post my immediate thoughts.

Now...to read the content.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 06:59 PM (xJa6I)

2 Evening Horde

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (tr2D7)

3
first

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (YJ1T6)

4 Have yet to see the sequel to Blade Runner, would love to see the final cut

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (aC6Sd)

5 8th !

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (bJ8oh)

6 For Blade Runner:
First watch the Theatrical edition. I am a fan of the idea of the voiceover but Harrison Ford really spiked his performance. But this is the version where there's no 'Deckard might be a replicant' or 'Deckard IS a replicant' crap. And it is crap, everyone but the director says it's crap. See Razorfist's review if you have a spare half hour.

THEN watch the director's cut. Because it IS damn pretty.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:02 PM (xJa6I)

7 I think it was Apocalypse Now that had a longer version

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 07:02 PM (aC6Sd)

8 What's your experience with alternate cuts of movies? Is there a director's cut that you can't stand while loving the original?

I admit I did not care for the added scenes in the director's cut of Aliens. We didn't need to know about Ellen's family, and showing Newt's family getting et by the aliens without really telling us how she managed to escape really added nothing. The bit with the motion-detecting machine guns was OK, but again, not really necessary. All that stuff just lards up a tight, taut film and it was a good decision to cut it out from the theatrical release.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 07:03 PM (htCxB)

9 Orlando Bloom was mis-cast for Kingdom of Heaven.

If we'd had Russel Crowe in the role or hell, Jason Statham, we'd have had something more interesting.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

10 Mrs. E recently bought us a copy of Blade Runner. The original of course. I need to pop some popcorn and sit down for a good at-home date with Mrs. E this coming Monday.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 07:04 PM (zLDYs)

11 I liked the original Blade Runner over the Final Cut. Just seemed to wrap things up better.

But, both are good. An interesting storyline that needs some more attention. IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2018 07:04 PM (iiixZ)

12 I don't have many DVDs but as Blade Runner is a favorite it might be one to get in a director cut. I like the voice over

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 07:05 PM (aC6Sd)

13 Batman V Superman IS bad...in any cut.

Martha? Save Martha? Really? Really?

And don't get me started on hipster Lex Luthor Jessie Eisenberg. That guy should have OD'ed instead of so many other more talented actors.


Amy Adams is a lump. Superman is not super, you have an unmotivated shitmonster at the end....gah.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:05 PM (xJa6I)

14 Movies I watched this week

Broken Flowers with Bill Murray
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Man From Snowy River ( for the 20th time)

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:05 PM (2DOZq)

15 Well for those of you who have the attention span of a gnat. I will re-post for the guitar lovers.

He has 5 Fender Strats and One Fender telecaster..a 1950's re-issue. And one 1980 acoustic Gibson. Oh and an Epiphone he bought in 2014.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 07:06 PM (dUJdY)

16 Mrs. Bitter Clinger had never seen any Blade Runner movie. She was a little confused after seeing the back-to-back Final Cut and 2049 (or whatever it's called.)

The story got fragmented and confusing.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at February 17, 2018 07:07 PM (iiixZ)

17 I also bought the BlueRay dvd of November Man at the Dollar Store for of course only $1.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:07 PM (2DOZq)

18 Huh ?

Posted by: Gnat King Cole at February 17, 2018 07:07 PM (bJ8oh)

19 Longer is better. Commercial movies are cut for time. Especially movies that will make it to TV, cut to fit a time slot and commercials added.

Movies for TV have scenes of a specific length, with specific cuts to commercial.

At home, watching the DVD, I want the Director's cut. And you get different endings on the DVD; SALT immediately comes to mind.

If you view the DVD commentary, almost all producers and directors talk about the budget. There is never enough money.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 07:08 PM (roQNm)

20 Don't like the directors/extended cut of ALIEN or ALIENS, and I really dislike the directors cut of The Wrath of Khan. It's only four minutes longer, but the additions are notable but I think they screw up the pacing of the movie.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at February 17, 2018 07:08 PM (LDV7V)

21 9 Orlando Bloom was mis-cast for Kingdom of Heaven.

If we'd had Russel Crowe in the role or hell, Jason Statham, we'd have had something more interesting.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

=====

I actually think he's kind of perfect.

Those who say he's miscast seem to expect a riding alpha hero instead of this quiet man. But God doesn't always work Tory alphas but also through the quiet ones.

It's subtle and perhaps not actually the intention of the film, hit I think it adds an interesting dimension to the film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:09 PM (Jj43a)

22
Some of the scenes added to Apocalypse Now Redux were okay but the one where they steal Col. Kilgore's surfboard was a travesty. It should have never seen the light of day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:09 PM (SiINZ)

23 The BFG

++++

I'm sorry, but as anyone who has ever played Doom will tell you, BFG = Big Fuckin' Gun. There's not one friendly thing about it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:10 PM (pvjTE)

24 My all time favorite movie, Amadeus, and my husband's all time favorite movie, Cinema Paradiso, both have director's cuts. In my case, I prefer the theatrical cut because the director's cut doesn't really add anything to the story. With Cinema Paradiso, however, we both agree that the director's cut, which is about an hour longer, is vastly superior and has a significantly more coherent story than the original.

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2018 07:10 PM (9WuX0)

25 The thing about movies is....it's alchemy. You have the director, the writer, the producer, the actor, the D of P, AD's and the editor most of all...all of them working together to make the movie.

And all it takes is for one of those guys to fuck up a movie. Two fuck ups and your movie is doomed (you can survive one...maybe)

So there are so many hands creating the version of the movie you usually see in theaters.

Meanwhile, the Director's cut is usually just the director or maybe if you're lucky the director and an editor reassembling the film out of what's available.

It rarely works.

The 'reassembled' Touch of Evil....isn't dramatically different from the theatrical version (though correct me if I'm wrong, my memory might be off).

Generally, director's cuts are bloated. Adding scenes that were cut and should have been cut, often, for pacing or character reasons.

I guess this would be a good subject for research and a series of essays. But my experience is, stick with the theatrical version for movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:12 PM (xJa6I)

26 I do not like movies that end allowing the viewer to come up with their own ending.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:13 PM (2DOZq)

27 off sock

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 07:13 PM (bJ8oh)

28 With very few exceptions, I tend to prefer the theatrical release to the "director's cut." For the most part they just seem to add running time and dilute the power of some sequences. I suspect that many restored scenes were just too precious to the director to leave on the floor--even when they don't help the movie.

A good example is the great trash classic "Lifeforce" (1985). The theatrical version (briefly available as an extra on the blue ray) just moves at 300 mph and doesn't give one time to think "Hey, this makes no sense." The director's cut adds 15 minutes and just slows everything down. And it includes one of the most laugh-inducing moments ever.

"Dark City" (from 199 had a fairly good director's cut, in which the spoiler-laden intro speech was removed, but it also added stuff that didn't seem needed--why was it important that the hooker had a little girl?

That said, the extended Lord of the Rings movies were improved in the director's cut, as a lot of necessary scenes were restored. So that Boromir's (or whoever Sean Bean played) actions make perfect sense now.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:14 PM (l9m7l)

29 Preferring the director's cut of Blade Runner may be a bit unfair. They put the voiceover in the original because they thought the audience would have difficulty following it. Once you've seen it, you don't need it for any second viewing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (pV/54)

30 Oh, there they go! There they go! Every time they start talking about movies, someone gotta pull Blade Runner outta their ass! That's they one! That's they one! Blade Runner! Blade Runner! Lemme tell you something once and for all! Blade Runner was good, but compared to Brazil, Blade Runner ain't shit!

Posted by: Clarence at the My-T Sharp Barbershop at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (EoRCO)

31 And speaking of Ridley Scott, his "director's cut" of Alien (from 2005) was unnecessary--a point I think Scott himself made a few years later.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (l9m7l)

32 Well, I tend to prefer a moister cut, as the leanest cuts simply don't have the full flavor.

Wait, this is about brisket, right?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (7LY+6)

33
Every once in a while I wonder to myself why no one today is interested in the mystery of Jamestown.

Then today I discover this new tv series:


From The Makers of Downton Abby...

Set in 1619, "Jamestown" follows the first English settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing onshore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England.





So there it is. What could possibly go wrong with this. Hmmm?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (YJ1T6)

34
The Italian movie 'Cinema Paradiso', which I like a lot released a directors cut which I thought the extra scenes really took away from the movie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (SiINZ)

35 Blade Runner may be rivaled, in the multiple editions race, by the Japanese TV show/movie "Neon Genesis Evangelion" See Wiki here:

http://tinyurl.com/yby7dytp

I've not kept up with all the permutations written of at the link. The final two episodes, were changed and sorta released as movies too, but even there there were differences between the movie endings and the video release endings. I liked both the original TV ending which was more an internal dialogue and the movie/video ending which was more action oriented. Both were just different ways of perceiving the same end, IIRC.

It's been awhile since I've watched the series all the way through, though I do use Gendo as my avatar online.

Posted by: geoffb at February 17, 2018 07:16 PM (zOpu5)

36 32; I hope so.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:16 PM (KP5rU)

37 31 And speaking of Ridley Scott, his "director's cut" of Alien (from 2005) was unnecessary--a point I think Scott himself made a few years later.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:15 PM (l9m7l)

======

Just imagine if this was the kind of place where people read the content...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:16 PM (Jj43a)

38 Sebastian Melmoth @ 26 My own ending?
If I didn't like the movie? The ending is always the same. I take my earplugs out of my ears, make sure I have my phone and my sidearm. Stand and take Mrs. E's arm, and whisper in her ear 'Well, that was a waste of money. Let's go for ice cream.'

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (zLDYs)

39 A good example is the great trash classic "Lifeforce" (1985). The theatrical version (briefly available as an extra on the blue ray) just moves at 300 mph and doesn't give one time to think "Hey, this makes no sense." The director's cut adds 15 minutes and just slows everything down. And it includes one of the most laugh-inducing moments ever.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:14 PM (l9m7l)


*boggle*
Was anyone just begging for a director's cut for that? How does that even happen?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (y87Qq)

40
Those 4 words are quite powerful, yes?

From the makers of...

Because they usually tell us something right off the bat.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (YJ1T6)

41 Just imagine if this was the kind of place where people read the content...

Well, that would just ruin everything...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (7LY+6)

42

From the makers of Joanie Loves Chachi...

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:19 PM (YJ1T6)

43 41 Just imagine if this was the kind of place where people read the content...

Well, that would just ruin everything...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (7LY+6)

=====

And to be fair, unless it's written by Ace, it's usually not worth it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:19 PM (Jj43a)

44 I watched Blade Runner 2049 last week. It might be a bit long and slow for some, but I liked it a lot. As for the different versions of Blade Runner I think I watched most of them, but I can't remember which ones I liked or disliked.

My favorite directors cut is Das Boot.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 17, 2018 07:19 PM (+ufX6)

45 I see the added scenes from Aliens only as interesting backstory if you are already familiar with the original tighter edit.

Not knowing anything about the fate of the colony lets us discover the truth right along with the Marines and heightens the tension as they investigate the eerily silent base.

I liked Ripley better as a loner who suddenly finds herself protecting a child, rather than as a mother who never got to see her girl grow up but gets another daughter in Newt.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:20 PM (qJtVm)

46 And to be fair, unless it's written by Ace, it's usually not worth it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:19 PM (Jj43a)

Oh come on, your movie posts are always worth reading.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:20 PM (xJa6I)

47 On Blade Runner I'm odd, no doubt.

I like best the original release with the voice overs. Harrison Ford may have been trying to sabotage with his readings but the tone, to me, fits Deckard who seems a character who is emotionally flat except in moments where he expresses violence.

Posted by: geoffb at February 17, 2018 07:21 PM (zOpu5)

48 Bone Tomahawk on Amazon Prime.
Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson with Richard Jenkins killing psychotic injuns. Graphic, but pretty fun all the way around.

Posted by: Not Winston Churchill at February 17, 2018 07:21 PM (qiIWP)

49 I come here for the comments, like Saint Andrew.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (pV/54)

50
there is definite truth to the idea that once a work of art is presented to the world, any interpretation is largely out of the artist's hands and in the hands of the audience.



And in Hollywood sometimes the artistic work falls into the money grubbing pigs studio executives' hands.

Such as Harvey Weinstein. Interesting opinion piece at a blog I used to read, speculating that Weinstein had The King's Speech ( an R-rated film ) edited and re-released as PG13 -- not to get more audience but less audience, so that he could claim the film had lost money instead of being profitable, so he could bilk others out of their share of the original profits.

https://dknowsall.blogspot.com/2011/03/ hollywood-babble-on-on-698-re-releasing.html

( remove space in link )

/Quote
So why is the Weinstein Company so adamant about re-releasing the film?

There are two possible theories.

1. The Weinstein Bros. are almost delusional thinking that a PG-13 version will somehow become the next Avatar.

2. The Weinstein Bros. are going to use the re-edit, the re-release, and the costs involved with both, as an excuse to say the film ultimately lost money when it comes time to pay off investors and profit participants.
/End quote

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (EzdLW)

51 Hard to believe you enjoyed The Matrix Reloaded. They managed to make a twenty minute fight scene boring. I couldn't finish watching it. Now, The Matrix was a great movie, captivating the entire time. I didn't see the last one in the trilogy.

Posted by: Alibaba Suggested Purchases at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (rdl6o)

52 Shame about the Black Csuldron since the source material was pretty good.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (1vgk3)

53 sense." The director's cut adds 15 minutes and just slows everything down. And it includes one of the most laugh-inducing moments ever.

"Dark City" (from 199 had a fairly good director's cut, in which the spoiler-laden intro speech was removed, but it also added stuff that didn't seem needed--why was it important that the hooker had a little girl?

That said, the extended Lord of the Rings movies were improved in the director's cut, as a lot of necessary scenes were restored. So that Boromir's (or whoever Sean Bean played) actions make perfect sense now.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:14 PM (l9m7l)

As a LOTR buff I like the extended versions of the trilogy. But they would have made them too long for a theatrical release.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (5fRCd)

54 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies. I know I've ignored watching some movies because they got bad reviews or didn't do well at the box office.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (2DOZq)

55 So what's on Svengoulie tonight?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:24 PM (+Tibp)

56
Set in 1619, "Jamestown" follows the first English settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing onshore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England.




So there it is. What could possibly go wrong with this. Hmmm?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo


The fact that one only of the characters isn't an anachronistic, post-modern bore?

Damned shame that the 'historical' shows are written by people who have no interest or ability to write characters that weren't born in 1992.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (KXVP7)

57 48 Bone Tomahawk on Amazon Prime.
Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson with Richard Jenkins killing psychotic injuns. Graphic, but pretty fun all the way around.
Posted by: Not Winston Churchill at February 17, 2018 07:21 PM (qiIWP)

Same director who did Brawl in Cell Block 99.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (2DOZq)

58 Hands, what was there in the story of The King's Speech that would have given it an R rating?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (qJtVm)

59 51 Hard to believe you enjoyed The Matrix Reloaded. They managed to make a twenty minute fight scene boring. I couldn't finish watching it. Now, The Matrix was a great movie, captivating the entire time. I didn't see the last one in the trilogy.
Posted by: Alibaba Suggested Purchases at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (rdl6o)

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That's probably it, I doing the action entertaining.

Part of the difference is that I never found the original to be much more than an entertaining action movie, so when the backlash began with the second because it was no more than more of the first (including extra stupid freshman level philosophy), I never really joined in. I felt the sequels were right in line with the first, far from perfect but entertaining.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (Jj43a)

60 Saw '12 Strong' last weekend...

GREAT Movie... Pro US, Pro Military... showed bad guys being bad guys... and based on a true story.

Was like something they would have filmed in WW2... back when Hollywood actually liked the Military.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (NgKpN)

61
Here is a link to 8 US Code 242:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/242

Note
that because the Heller Supreme Court ruling found that the second amendment is an individual
right - that 8 US Code 242 directly applies. This is the law that made all the Jim Crow laws
in the south dead letter unenforceable and, properly pursued, will make
their kissing cousins - gun control laws - become equally dead letter laws.

Judges, prosecutors, and police are loath to enforce such laws when they
realize that they can go to federal prison - or potentially even be
executed - for doing so.
Because citizens who have knowledge of Federal crimes can properly contact Federal Grand Jury Foremen and be called as witnesses, and because the Grand Jury can indict based on that testimony - there is a way around the deep state "Good Old Boy" network of obstruction.

Posted by: An Observation at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (HQnui)

62 More Red Green for Hrothgar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMV-QuZCEuEapp=desktop

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 07:26 PM (FhXTo)

63 21 9 Orlando Bloom was mis-cast for Kingdom of Heaven.

If we'd had Russel Crowe in the role or hell, Jason Statham, we'd have had something more interesting.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

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I actually think he's kind of perfect.

Those who say he's miscast seem to expect a riding alpha hero instead of this quiet man. But God doesn't always work Tory alphas but also through the quiet ones.

It's subtle and perhaps not actually the intention of the film, hit I think it adds an interesting dimension to the film.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:09 PM (Jj43a)

Yeah but it is a movie and not a...fast-paced movie. Having a hero or a grown man gives me something to hang my hat on.

If they really wanted to go weak and young, they should have cast a teenager. It wouldn't have helped but might have hammered those other themes home more.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

64 58 Hands, what was there in the story of The King's Speech that would have given it an R rating?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM (qJtVm)

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+1 fucks

2 of them is an automatic R.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:27 PM (Jj43a)

65 Saw Black Panther yesterday. Take away it's overly hyped cultural significance/stigma it is a perfectly serviceable Marvel movie. Now waiting on Infinity Wars...

Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:27 PM (PUKsa)

66
+1 fucks

2 of them is an automatic R.
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F-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-fuck Hitler!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:28 PM (qJtVm)

67 Oh, and on Valentines day took the Redhead to see Casablanca on the Big Screen....

Talked to the people around us before the movie... and even though most were like me... 29, but on their second Lap....

Most had never seen the movie all the way through...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:28 PM (NgKpN)

68 As a LOTR buff I like the extended versions of the trilogy. But they would have made them too long for a theatrical release.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem


Which makes them idea for home theaters.

I used to watch the extended version in a cycle: Thanksgiving = Fellowship, X-mas/NewYear's = Twin Towers, Easter = Return.

Jackson should have just made 16 hour versions of each of those instead of the Hobbit train wreck, imho.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 07:29 PM (KXVP7)

69 54 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies. I know I've ignored watching some movies because they got bad reviews or didn't do well at the box office.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (2DOZq)

++++

The Razor's Edge, the Bill Murray version.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087980

Also stars Theresa Russell who is also underrated.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:29 PM (pvjTE)

70 'Deckard might be a replicant' or 'Deckard IS a replicant' crap. And it is crap, everyone but the director says it's crap.


It's utterly not crap. It's the point of the origami scene with Castillo in the 54th version.

I could not get through the new Blade Runner. The original has a point, what does it mean to be human?

The new one has layers and layers of different model androids deciding who is closer to human and does and doesn't deserve to live. It's a world within itself and it's pointless, it doesn't say anything to us as actual humans it's just interspecies warfare between robots.

I wish I'd been able to stay in it long enough to see old Harrison Ford, but I did not.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (fuK7c)

71 Such as Harvey Weinstein. Interesting opinion piece at a blog I used to read, speculating that Weinstein had The King's Speech ( an R-rated film ) edited and re-released as PG13 -- not to get more audience but less audience, so that he could claim the film had lost money instead of being profitable, so he could bilk others out of their share of the original profits.




Wasn't that Max Bialystok's scheme? I didn't not like 'The King's Speech' at all no matter how they cut it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (SiINZ)

72 Watching Coppola's The Conversation with Gene Hackman which I haven't seen in at least 20 years. I forgot Duvall was in it too.

Saw a Director's Cut of Amadeus. Subtraction from Addition.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (+Tibp)

73
And don't get me started on hipster Lex Luthor Jessie Eisenberg. That guy should have OD'ed instead of so many other more talented actors.

Amy Adams is a lump. Superman is not super, you have an unmotivated shitmonster at the end....gah.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:05 PM



Right. And maybe not the actors but the writing, and possibly directing as well. Amy Adams ( an excellent actress ) is very DULL Lois Lane, compared to Margot Kidder. Jesse Eisenberg is ANNOYING compared to Gene Hackman or Michael Rosenbaum ( who played Lex in "Smallville" ).

And the new General Zod and cohorts, a couple movies back? Again, just dull. I couldn't get through that movie.

Yeah, yeah, I know, get off my lawn.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (EzdLW)

74 Underrated

The original The Producers should get the aclame that Blazing Saddles and Holy Grail get.

In Bruges is one of the best flicks of the last ten years.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (pV/54)

75 I thought Predator 2 was an underrated movie. Can't stand Danny Glover, but I was very entertained. I try to catch it anytime it's on.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (rdl6o)

76 More Red Green for Hrothgar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMV-QuZCEuEapp=desktop

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 07:26 PM (FhXTo)


Noooooo!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (gwPgz)

77 Underrated:
Zero Effect

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (1vgk3)

78 Is the comic by the dumbass ta neshi whatever Coates, the same character as the black panther movie? I thought everyone had said the comics were bombing and they shelved it going forward. Now the movie is a blockbuster so will ta neshi think he's all that on a um cracker?

Posted by: NCKate at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (xCgm1)

79 63 Yeah but it is a movie and not a...fast-paced movie. Having a hero or a grown man gives me something to hang my hat on.

If they really wanted to go weak and young, they should have cast a teenager. It wouldn't have helped but might have hammered those other themes home more.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

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It is an odd choice for an action adventure movie, but the director's cut makes it obvious that it's aiming for more than than. It's striving to be a genuine epic in the vein of Lawrence of Arabia. In that context, I think it works.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (Jj43a)

80 Graphic, but pretty fun all the way around.
Posted by: Not Winston Churchill

Same director who did Brawl in Cell Block 99.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


Which is to say, slightly more than 'graphic.'

Let's try 'gore nihilistic.'

The former isn't a western. It's a horror.

The latter isn't a crime noir story. it's a horror.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (KXVP7)

81
Hands, what was there in the story of The King's Speech that would have given it an R rating?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:25 PM


F bombs

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:31 PM (EzdLW)

82 Quick underrated movie list:

The Fifth Element
David Lynch's Dune
Pitch Black -from the wife
Clue
Buckaroo Banzai
Exorcist 3
In the Mouth of Madness
The Glass Key

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (xJa6I)

83 Movies I watched this week;
"I'll follow you down" 2013

If I mention it is a Science Fiction movie that involves time travel that will spoil the ending. So I won't mention that part.

It starts out with a Husband/Father who goes on a business trip, and doesn't return. See? You already know how this is going to end, except you don't/can't know the future because you haven't lived that part of your life yet.

It is the acting, and the characterization that drew me in. Good acting, believable characters, and the moral dilemma.

The wife is torn by the loss of her beloved husband, and as these things go, wanting something you can't have makes the want all the stronger.

The young boy grows up and moves on, to become a young man with a girlfriend and a future. The maternal grandfather feels the anguish of his daughter over her loss of her beloved husband.

What is the right thing to do here? I was surprised by the ending even though there was a hint, and now I have spoiled the ending.

The ending was very much unsatisfying for me, because we don't know how it all worked out. The future is not certain, you see.

It was entertaining, and a fun movie, and left a lot of questions unanswered.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (roQNm)

84 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:29 PM (pvjTE)

See that's one I've not watched. Anyone else recommend it?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (2DOZq)

85 74 Underrated

The original The Producers should get the aclame that Blazing Saddles and Holy Grail get.

In Bruges is one of the best flicks of the last ten years.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:30 PM (pV/54)

Underrated?

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum...

Stand back, I take BIG steps...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (NgKpN)

86 I like any movie in which Lenny Decraprio dies. Little fucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (KP5rU)

87 The original The Producers should get the aclame that Blazing Saddles and Holy Grail get.

Agreed. But, I'm a big Mel Brooks fan.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (rdl6o)

88 Put me down for preferring the Director's Cut of Blade Runner by far - I always thought the voiceovers were cheesy and unnecessary, and was glad to see a version with them cut out. The only reason they were in the original was because the Producers thought that the audience would be too stupid to figure out what was going on unless they were spoon fed it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)

89 Theatrical versions of movies like "2001 a Space Odyssey", "Blade Runner"
and "Alien" were transformative. They had to be seen in their time to be really appreciated.

Posted by: Javems at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (HlmxG)

90 The original The Producers should get the aclame that Blazing Saddles and Holy Grail get

Have you ever seen the 12 Chairs?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (+Tibp)

91 9 Orlando Bloom was mis-cast for Kingdom of Heaven.

If we'd had Russel Crowe in the role or hell, Jason Statham, we'd have had something more interesting.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:03 PM (xJa6I)

++++

I've never enjoyed a movie with Jason Statham in it. His specialty seems to be acting with stupid intimidation in stupid movies.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (pvjTE)

92 Blade Runner - theatrical release for me.
The Abyss - Director's Cut.
Aliens - theatrical cut.
Batman v Superman - Director's cut.
Star Wars - theatrical cut.
Empire Strikes Back - theatrical cut.
Return of the Jedi - theatrical cut.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (6n332)

93 87 The original The Producers should get the aclame that Blazing Saddles and Holy Grail get.

Agreed. But, I'm a big Mel Brooks fan.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (rdl6o)

=======

It won best original screenplay at the Oscars.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (Jj43a)

94 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies. I know I've ignored watching some movies because they got bad reviews or didn't do well at the box office.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (2DOZq)


Two of my favorites - Gattaca and Jacob's Ladder - weren't really underrated so much as overlooked. I don't know if they were released against bigger movies or what. People who have seen them usually like them, and people who see them for the first time usually ask "why have I never heard of this?". They aren't obscure or anything, just never flipped that switch when they were in theaters.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (y87Qq)

95 "The 'reassembled' Touch of Evil....isn't dramatically different "

The Evil Twins on Comet last night, two sets, two big sets.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (I+uRD)

96 88 Put me down for preferring the Director's Cut of Blade Runner by far - I always thought the voiceovers were cheesy and unnecessary, and was glad to see a version with them cut out. The only reason they were in the original was because the Producers thought that the audience would be too stupid to figure out what was going on unless they were spoon fed it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)

Only Narrator I've ever liked being in a Movie???

George of the Jungle...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (NgKpN)

97 I now am convinced that the Best Star Wars movie by far is Spaceballs.

and the last scene in Spaceballs never fails to crack me up the most - even though it has nothing at all to do with the rest of the movie. Who knew you could do Alien as a comedy? Well, Mel Brooks, of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:35 PM (V2Yro)

98 Somebody needs to make prequels to My Dinner With Andre- My Breakfast With Andre and My Lunch With Andre.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:35 PM (5fRCd)

99 Svengoulie tonite, The mysterious island of beautiful women.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:35 PM (KP5rU)

100 Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (y87Qq)

Gattaca is one of my favorites but first saw it years after it had been in the theaters.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:36 PM (2DOZq)

101 Exorcist 3

I love it. There's one scene that has me on edge every single time I see it. Really sets a mood.

I read they kinda ruined it because the suits at the studio demanded they cobble on an exorcism scene which actually hurt the story.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:36 PM (+Tibp)

102 @Bandersnatch

If Deckard is a replicant, the plot makes no sense, the theme of the replicants being more human than Deckard makes no sense.

The origami unicorn means no more than the origami 'guy with a dick' figure he made earlier. It was just a character quirk and a sign to the audience that he'd been there and let Rachel go.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:36 PM (xJa6I)

103 I thought Godfather 2 was the best of the three.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:37 PM (5fRCd)

104 Somebody needs to make prequels to My Dinner With Andre- My Breakfast With Andre and My Lunch With Andre.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:35 PM (5fRCd)



The last scene of 'Waiting for Guffman' were Corky had his My Dinner with Andre action figures was hysterical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (SiINZ)

105
So what's on Svengoulie tonight?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0


Berwyn!

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (EzdLW)

106 would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.

HEAT.

Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro. A ton of others.

Fantastic movie.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (fiGNd)

107 Drudge has a nice pic of the FL school shooter holding a pistol and wearing his red MAGA hat

Posted by: Hey! at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (oWSah)

108 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.


"Thank You for Smoking".

I do not understand why that is not the most-memed movie at the HQ.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (fuK7c)

109 Underrated movies:

Gattaca is fantastic - one of the most intellectual Sci Fi movies I know of (starting with the title itself)

For comedies - I love "Clifford", with Martin Short and Charles Grodin, even though it isn't rated highly by others and is seldom shown. I think it's one of the funniest movies I know.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (V2Yro)

110 TJM, did you watch the 1932 or the 1957 version of A Farewell To Arms? Haven't seen the '57 version myself, but I found the 1932 version hard to sit through, even with the presence of Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes . . .

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (MqzWH)

111 She is a criminally underrated movie. Eris needs to post a review.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (1vgk3)

112 Was there a definitive Godzilla?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (5fRCd)

113 I've never enjoyed a movie with Jason Statham in it. His specialty seems to be acting with stupid intimidation in stupid movies.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (pvjTE)

I kinda like him but I won't defend his movie choices.
Just picking a name out of the hat, not a ton of masculine men who can do action anymore.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (xJa6I)

114 Underrated movies:

Slap Shot
Used Cars
Breaker Morant

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (+Tibp)

115 I like the Director's Cut of King Arthur with Clive Owens.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2018 07:40 PM (cAnNx)

116 Cabaret won eight Oscars in 1973 but gets little love these days. It was on the other night on TCM and we had some good live blogging about it. Great flick. Fosse beat Coppolla for Director over The Godfather.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:40 PM (pV/54)

117 For Blade Runner, my go to cut is the 1991 Director's Cut. I hate the new teal-green color timing and extra sound effects in the Final Cut, but I'm no fan of the original cut's narration. The '91 cut has that warm Noir feel and ambiguous ending. Best of all cuts.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:40 PM (toi7g)

118 114 Underrated movies:

Slap Shot
Used Cars
Breaker Morant
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (+Tibp)

Loved Breaker Morant.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:40 PM (5fRCd)

119 110 TJM, did you watch the 1932 or the 1957 version of A Farewell To Arms? Haven't seen the '57 version myself, but I found the 1932 version hard to sit through, even with the presence of Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes . . .
Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (MqzWH)

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32

Apparently Hemingway hated it too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:40 PM (Jj43a)

120 Things to Do in Denver When Youre Dead is a fun underrated movie.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (1vgk3)

121 *Fosse hands*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (qJtVm)

122 HEAT.



Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro. A ton of others.



Fantastic movie.

The last movie Al and Bob didn't mail in their performances.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (O5Q3r)

123 Cabaret won eight Oscars in 1973 but gets little love these days. It was on the other night on TCM and we had some good live blogging about it. Great flick. Fosse beat Coppolla for Director over The Godfather.

Posted by: Ignoramus
********************

It was history now it's not.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (I+uRD)

124 I've never enjoyed a movie with Jason Statham in it. His specialty seems to be acting with stupid intimidation in stupid movies.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (pvjTE)


Does that include Snatch? 'cause he doesn't do any real intimidating in that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (y87Qq)

125 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.

Hudson Hawk
L.A. Story
Double Indemnity




Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (PUKsa)

126 Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (1vgk3)


Banned troll. Can we get a mod?

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (cAnNx)

127 The origami unicorn means no more than the origami 'guy with a dick' figure he made earlier.


It means that Deckard's unicorm dream was not his own dream, it was implanted.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (fuK7c)

128 "If Deckard is a replicant, the plot makes no sense, the theme of the replicants being more human than Deckard makes no sense."

Disagree, because it was never "more human than Deckard". The only remaining actual humans were all cripples or disease ridden freaks, like J. F. Sebastian. The only being that would have even a chance of competing with a Nexus replicant would be another replicant - all of them were now more human than human. Because the actual human race was already failing and dying off, in that world.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (V2Yro)

129 122 HEAT.



Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro. A ton of others.



Fantastic movie.

The last movie Al and Bob didn't mail in their performances.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (O5Q3r)

Ronin for the latter still had Deniro the actor

And half of the Devil's Advocate had actor Pacino. You can spot the EXACT moment he stopped acting and became a caricature of himself in movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (xJa6I)

130 Used Cars

Could be the most underrated comedy ever.

"We blew the shit out of that overpriced motherfucker!"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (u8Nqb)

131 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (V2Yro)

Speaking of comedies that were panned really bad , I just recently saw Superstar. I actually thought it was very funny even though I thought the SNL sketches were just okay.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (2DOZq)

132 I, for one, liked the additional scenes in Alien and Aliens.


Vive la difference!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (QLvwG)

133 125 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.

Hudson Hawk
L.A. Story
Double Indemnity




Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (PUKsa)

Three and Four Musketeers, with Michal York... and Raquel Welch...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (NgKpN)

134 Yeah, Hudson Hawk... definitely an acquired taste. Could have been a great movie but it never establishes its tone properly, so when things go (literally) Looney Tunes at the end, the audience just isn't ready for it or sold on it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (toi7g)

135 112 Was there a definitive Godzilla?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wUdetAAlY

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (qJtVm)

136 I think The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence is under-rated ... just because we've talked about it here before, and I'm still surprised how many people do not think Gary Cooper is the bad guy.

#TheManWhoShotLibertyValenceSucksBalls

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (fiGNd)

137 Used Cars

Could be the most underrated comedy ever.

"We blew the shit out of that overpriced motherfucker!"
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

And Kurt Russell bribing his way to political office!

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (+Tibp)

138 "I thought Godfather 2 was the best of the three."

I give it the edge over 1 -- a prequel and a sequel in one. The deliberate ironic contrasts give it a broader sweep.

But lightning didn't strike thrice.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (pV/54)

139 127 The origami unicorn means no more than the origami 'guy with a dick' figure he made earlier.


It means that Deckard's unicorm dream was not his own dream, it was implanted.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (fuK7c)

There's no unicorn dream in the theatrical cut.

The unicorn dream is unused footage from 'Legend' and was never a part of the story. It's stuff Ridley Scott added on his own, over the objections of the writer and Harrison Ford.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (xJa6I)

140 70 I could not get through the new Blade Runner.

Me, it grabbed by the throat at the very beginning and didn't let go until the end. But then y'all are well aware by now that I have no taste.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (2//jc)

141 I'd like to see "Shogun" redid as a double movie. Or perhaps a trilogy.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (w+Jhj)

142 Underrated

Raising Arizona
The Commitments

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (5fRCd)

143 Labyrinth - Any movie that has David Bowie as the Goblin King has gotta be worth some points!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (V2Yro)

144 Breaker Morant
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:39 PM (+Tibp)

Yup......great movie. Rule Three Oh Three.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (EoRCO)

145 Personal fav: Director's Cut of Aliens.

The theatrical version lacks the added tension and drama - especially with the sentry hallway scene.

Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (PUKsa)

146 Has anyone here ever seen the 1994 Roger Corman produced version of "The Fantastic Four" ?

I'm not necessarily claiming to have seen it **ahem**. After all, I've read that it's only available on bootlegged recordings. Could be mistaken, though.


Apparently, at first, Marvel denied that this film ever existed. When they were confronted with the footage in the films trailer they changed their mind and said it was a pilot for a TV show that was never commissioned. Finally when the film found it's way onto the internet several years later via a bootleg VHS copy they reluctantly admitted it's existence although no film prints are known to be in existence.

-- IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109770/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (EzdLW)

147 Also criminally underrated: Vampire Kiss. Literally the peak of Nick Cage insanity.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (1vgk3)

148 Under rated comedy is "Innerspace".

Posted by: Javems at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (HlmxG)

149 108 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.


"Thank You for Smoking".

I do not understand why that is not the most-memed movie at the HQ.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (fuK7c)

Word.

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 07:45 PM (kBuGL)

150 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (5fRCd)

151 141 I'd like to see "Shogun" redid as a double movie. Or perhaps a trilogy.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (w+Jhj)

Yeah... but now it would have to be...

SHEGun.... the story of the first Transexual Samurai Ruler of Japan...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (NgKpN)

152
I'd like to see "Shogun" redid as a double movie. Or perhaps a trilogy.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert


Double barreled Shogun

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (IqV8l)

153 124 I've never enjoyed a movie with Jason Statham in it. His specialty seems to be acting with stupid intimidation in stupid movies.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:34 PM (pvjTE)

Does that include Snatch? 'cause he doesn't do any real intimidating in that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (y87Qq)

++++

Good point. I stand corrected. It's the movies where he's the star that really bore me.

Snatch was an interesting and enjoyable film.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (pvjTE)

154 We are all going to agree under threat of Yoko-ing that the Godfather saga ended after two movies.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (u8Nqb)

155 "The unicorn dream is unused footage from 'Legend' and was never a part
of the story."

Internet urban legend. And anyone who has seen Legend can tell the Blade Runner footage did not come from there. However, the rumor that footage from The Shining was used for the ending of the original cut is 100% true.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (toi7g)

156 Dennis Farina's role in Snatch--rate cinematic perfection.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (u8Nqb)

157 Hudson Hawk is pretty good in act 1, with the chemistry between Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello. But then it just goes totally off the rails and sucks donkey balls.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (EzdLW)

158 Drudge has a nice pic of the FL school shooter holding a pistol and wearing his red MAGA hat

Posted by: Hey! at February 17, 2018 07:38 PM (oWSah)
Good. Make sure you keep us posted on whatever else you find out. Okay, Scoops?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (O5Q3r)

159 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (5fRCd)


Great Movie ... liked it a lot.

Mel really could act in his day.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (fiGNd)

160 Missed: The Ritz with
Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, and F. Murray Abraham

A comedy involving the mofia and marriage situated in a gay bathhouse NYC. It's a pre PC movie.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (I+uRD)

161 Underrated...

Eddie and the Cruisers 2, Eddie Lives...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (NgKpN)

162 128 "If Deckard is a replicant, the plot makes no sense, the theme of the replicants being more human than Deckard makes no sense."

Disagree, because it was never "more human than Deckard". The only remaining actual humans were all cripples or disease ridden freaks, like J. F. Sebastian. The only being that would have even a chance of competing with a Nexus replicant would be another replicant - all of them were now more human than human. Because the actual human race was already failing and dying off, in that world.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:42 PM (V2Yro)

There's plenty of humans out on the streets. They just aren't white dudes.

Look, if Deckard is a replicant, the police would have treated him differently. Their performances don't reflect 'real' people dealing with a replicant.

And the whole 'can't compete with a replicant' is part of the tension of the story. Frankly Deckard gets his ass kicked by the replicants every time he goes up against them. He shoots one woman in the back, after she'd kicked his ass. He shoots Priss with a lucky shot when she's prancing around showing off. Leon gets killed by Rachel, after Deckard gets kicked around some more. And Roy flat out wins his fight vs Deckard and choses to let him live.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (xJa6I)

163 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (5fRCd)

---

Awesome movie.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (6n332)

164 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem

(Spoken in an almost incomprehensible Aussie accent) These Gypos are a pack of thieves.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (+Tibp)

165 150 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (5fRCd)

=====

When Peter Weir is on, he's fantastic.

This is one where he was fantastic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (Jj43a)

166 Underrated Eastwood movie would be "Escape from Alcatraz".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (w+Jhj)

167 153 Good point. I stand corrected. It's the movies where he's the star that really bore me.

Snatch was an interesting and enjoyable film.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (pvjTE)

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The Bank Job is quite entertaining.

Also Collateral, because a cameo totally makes it a Jason Statham movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (Jj43a)

168 Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM

How do you feel about Picnic at Hanging Rock?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (toi7g)

169 >>>Mel really could act in his day.

Attack Force Z was also an underrated movie. Good WW2 action.
I think Mel has done film on every war.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (1vgk3)

170 "Thank You for Smoking".

I do not understand why that is not the most-memed movie at the HQ.


I love that movie.

Has anyone ever heard of a comedy, "Head Office?"

Best Line is by Jane Seymour:

"I wouldn't be much of an executive if I screwed my way to the bottom."

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (rdl6o)

171 There's plenty of humans out on the streets. They just aren't white dudes.

Look, if Deckard is a replicant, the police would have treated him differently. Their performances don't reflect 'real' people dealing with a replicant.

And the whole 'can't compete with a replicant' is part of the tension of the story. Frankly Deckard gets his ass kicked by the replicants every time he goes up against them. He shoots one woman in the back, after she'd kicked his ass. He shoots Priss with a lucky shot when she's prancing around showing off. Leon gets killed by Rachel, after Deckard gets kicked around some more. And Roy flat out wins his fight vs Deckard and choses to let him live.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (xJa6I)


---
Amen brother!

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (6n332)

172 Saw Clint Eastwood's 15:17 to Paris. Well done story telling. The theatre got a bit dusty at the end with the French President's speech.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (QLvwG)

173 The Godfather Saga is a good example of bad "new" versions. It's GF 1 and deuce re-cut in chronological sequence and with added scenes.

Some of the added scenes are cool, you want more Godfather and if you fetishize the movies then more is better. Some of them are bad, though, as they undercut the meaning of the original story arc.

There's one where somebody is seen at home with his wife talking about how afraid of the Godfather he is. I forget if it's the undertaker or Enzo the baker. In either case it takes away from the power of the original scene.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (fuK7c)

174 Tin Men

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (I+uRD)

175 Speaking of Gallipoli. The star was Gibson. Who played the blonde guy who was killed?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (5fRCd)

176 I'd like to see "Shogun" redid as a double movie. Or perhaps a trilogy.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (w+Jhj)


Was the miniseries any good? I liked the book (and the Infocom game!), but never saw the miniseries.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (y87Qq)

177 Underrated Eastwood movie would be "Escape from Alcatraz".
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (w+Jhj)


Is his right hand cupped ?

Show me what you can do.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (fiGNd)

178 What I saw as the problem with Bladerunner 2049 - they got the story right, they got the world right, they got the feel right. But I have seen it said that the best movies, the best dramas are always the one that have the best VILLAINS, not the best protagonists! Bond movies have always known this, Marvel knows this, Dr. Who knows this. Darth Vader was more responsible for the success of Star Wars than any other character.

A hero cannot be successful unless his opponent is at least as good as he is, and that means fully formed, intelligent, fascinating. In the original Bladerunner, Roy Batty was all of these things, and in fact the central emotional journey of the story is Roy Batty's journey, more than anyone elses. That is what the audience keys into, reacts to.

The villains in Bladerunner 2049 were one dimensional carcboard cutouts, no journey, no interest. Luv dies having changed not a bit, she truly did just play the part of Bad Robot, and bad robots may be scary, but they're boring. That is the one character that Bladerunner 2049 didn't have, and its lack killed the emotional inensity of the entire movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (V2Yro)

179 "Drudge has a nice pic of the FL school shooter holding a pistol and wearing his red MAGA hat



Posted by: Hey!"

An airsoft pistol. And he's also got a pic or him wearing a tshirt with all the marxist "heroes" on it. So what?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (w+Jhj)

180

Over rated movie : Schwarzenegger's "Commando".



Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (roQNm)

181 @41 - in fairness to me, the way the post was presented seemed just about Blade Runner. When I clicked on "Comments" it dropped me at the bottom and I didn't know{/i] there was anything after that.

But I apologize anyway for not reading the full content. I'll be aware (or "woke") next week at this same time, same channel for "The movie thread."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (l9m7l)

182 underrated: Streets of Fire

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (2//jc)

183 I think Brad Pitt is an underrated actor because of his pretty boy image. Kalifornia is Oscar worthy all the away around.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (2DOZq)

184 >>>Underrated Eastwood movie would be "Escape from Alcatraz".

Made me remember Remo Williams.

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (1vgk3)

185 I picked up Kingdom Of Heaven on Blu-ray a few years ago. The director's cut. I hated it. I don't care, the movie sucked.

Saw Blade Runner for the first time a couple of years ago in one of those Fathom Event showings. I think it was the Final Cut version. Really enjoyed it, but man it bore almost zero relation to the book.

Fellowship Of The Ring: Extended Edition. Now there's a cut that I really enjoyed. I was initially ed by the original theatrical release butI was head over heels for the extended version. I thought it was a massive improvement.

As for Superman II I don't think Donner actually did anything. I think it was someone else who edited that cut together and Donner just sort of gave it his blessing. I think this is explained in the special features.

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (ayUOl)

186 168 Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM

How do you feel about Picnic at Hanging Rock?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (toi7g)

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That it's been too long since I've seen it, but that I remember loving it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (Jj43a)

187 "Was the miniseries any good? I liked the book (and the Infocom game!), but never saw the miniseries."

In fact, I rate "Shogun" as one of the best miniseries ever produced, of any genre. It did the book justice, and that is saying something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (V2Yro)

188 155 "The unicorn dream is unused footage from 'Legend' and was never a part
of the story."

Internet urban legend. And anyone who has seen Legend can tell the Blade Runner footage did not come from there. However, the rumor that footage from The Shining was used for the ending of the original cut is 100% true.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (toi7g)

Well, pick your internet rumor. Multiple sources say it was, the director of photography is on the record saying he never shot the unicorn scene.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (xJa6I)

189 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.



Not under-rated just unseen: The Lives of Others.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 07:52 PM (KXVP7)

190 182 underrated: Streets of Fire

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (2//jc)

Sound track is great.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:52 PM (2DOZq)

191 Underrated-

The Fifth Element
Big Trouble in Little China

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2018 07:52 PM (PV1pR)

192 The Commitments

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (5fRCd)



Yes!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:52 PM (gwPgz)

193 I bought Picnic at Hanging Rock on a whim; blind purchase. It's been sitting on my shelf for months but I just haven't carved out time to watch it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (toi7g)

194 150 Another movie I feel is underrated is Gallipoli.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:46 PM (5fRCd)

My parents took me to see that when it came out so I was 11-12 around that.

The last 10-15 minutes is soul shattering.

What we're my parents thinking? I walked out there like someone shot me.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (4ErVI)

195 Easy explanation for "Thank You for Smoking." No one went to see it because they figured it was going to wind up being a dumb truth.org anti-smoking propaganda preach-fest.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (cAnNx)

196 Another underrated Eastwood movie: Firefox

Clint sneaks into cold war RUSSIA to steal a prototype fighter jet.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (EzdLW)

197 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (V2Yro)

Great point...

Would Diehard have been good without Hans?

Sherlock Holmes without Moriarity?

The list could go on and on.... but as I said..

GREAT Point...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (NgKpN)

198 181 @41 - in fairness to me, the way the post was presented seemed just about Blade Runner. When I clicked on "Comments" it dropped me at the bottom and I didn't know{/i] there was anything after that.

But I apologize anyway for not reading the full content. I'll be aware (or "woke") next week at this same time, same channel for "The movie thread."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (l9m7l)

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All in good fun, brother.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (Jj43a)

199 178 ...said that the best movies, the best dramas are always the one that have the best VILLAINS, not the best protagonists! Bond movies have always known this, Marvel knows this, Dr. Who knows this. Darth Vader was more responsible for the success of Star Wars than any other character.

A hero cannot be successful unless his opponent is at least as good as he is, and that means fully formed, intelligent, fascinating. In the original Bladerunner, Roy Batty was all of these things, and in fact the central emotional journey of the story is Roy Batty's journey, more than anyone elses. That is what the audience keys into, reacts to.

...
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (V2Yro)

I haven't seen 2049 but I wanted to call this out.

THIS is one hundred precent right, Tom.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (xJa6I)

200 I think Brad Pitt is an underrated actor because of his pretty boy image.

I wish I could remember who to credit but I stole this too long ago. "Brad Pitt is a character actor trapped in a leading man's body".

I think he's getting more respect as he ages out of being so pretty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (fuK7c)

201 The Commitments

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:44 PM (5fRCd)


Yes!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:52 PM (gwPgz)


Also an excellent soundtrack album (surprising nobody).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (y87Qq)

202 Big Trouble In Little China.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (zLDYs)

203 Now for a director's cut I can almost do without, I think that privilege goes to Amadeus.

I think the director's cut really doesn't add much of anything, save for explain why Mozart's wife hates Salieri's guts (she almost sleeps with him but he humiliated her instead). The theatrical version is, to me, perfect as is.

Posted by: Robert, This Side Up at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (ayUOl)

204 Mel really could act in his day.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (fiGNd)

I wonder what became of the other fella, the main character......he was good too.

I don't think I ever saw him in a movie again.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (EoRCO)

205 Gallipoli, good film.

How fast can you run?
As fast as a leopard.
How fast are you going to run?
As fast as a leopard!

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (EzdLW)

206 The Lost Boys

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (PV1pR)

207 I'm going to answer my own question. The blonde guy in Gallipoli was played by Mark Lee.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (5fRCd)

208 In fact, I rate "Shogun" as one of the best miniseries ever produced, of any genre. It did the book justice, and that is saying something.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 07:51 PM (V2Yro)[/]

I rate this opinion a One.

And they put that shit out in ... what ... 1980 per my Google ?

I invite everyone to go back, spin that shit up, and just watch. The costumes. The production values. The depth of the mulitple plots.

Nineteen ... God Damn ... Eighty.

Fantastic Cinema. Way ahead of it's time.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (fiGNd)

209 I think The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence is under-rated ... just because we've talked about it here before, and I'm still surprised how many people do not think Gary Cooper is the bad guy.

#TheManWhoShotLibertyValenceSucksBalls

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (fiGNd)



You'd be more surprised at how many people don't think Gary Cooper is in the Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (SiINZ)

210 195 Easy explanation for "Thank You for Smoking." No one went to see it because they figured it was going to wind up being a dumb truth.org anti-smoking propaganda preach-fest.
Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (cAnNx)

======

Double feature:

The Insider
Thank You for Smoking

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (Jj43a)

211 Why doesn'e someone do a movied on how stuped Trump is ??????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (hqQ+Q)

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (fiGNd)

213 193 I bought Picnic at Hanging Rock on a whim; blind purchase. It's been sitting on my shelf for months but I just haven't carved out time to watch it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (toi7g)

Great atmosphere. Really amazing. Zamfir pan flute soundtrack.

The movie is frustrating because ultimately we don't know what happened. There are hints dropped all over the place, often contradictory, and there is a sense of well shit that kinda sucks at the end.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (4ErVI)

214 156 Dennis Farina's role in Snatch--rate cinematic perfection.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2018 07:47 PM (u8Nqb)

Totally

Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels are two of my favorite movies

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (xJa6I)

215 "Was the miniseries any good? I liked the book (and the Infocom game!), but never saw the miniseries.

Posted by: hogmartin"

I have the miniseries on DVD. It's good, but they cut out a LOT of stuff, and most of the sex. They also moved around when certain characters were introduced, and completely removed others.

And in the very first scene of the series, they are doing a long range shot of the Erasmus from a helicopter, and you can see the shadow of the copter on the water in front of the ship!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (w+Jhj)

216 Underrated-

October Sky
The Long Good Friday
Goon
Cop Land
The Cincinnati Kid

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (O5Q3r)

217 Go home Mary, you're drunk

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (xJa6I)

218 Why doesn'e someone do a movied on how stuped Trump is ??????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (hqQ+Q)

Just watch Jimmy Kibble every night. QED

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:56 PM (QLvwG)

219 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:54 PM (fuK7c)

Have you seen Kalifornia ? If so, am I over selling Pitt's performance? Because you know sometimes I can't see the forest cause of the trees

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (2DOZq)

220 .said that the best movies, the best dramas are always the one that have the best VILLAINS, not the best protagonists! Bond movies have always known this, Marvel knows this, Dr. Who knows this. Darth Vader was more responsible for the success of Star Wars than any other character.



Not the more recent vintage ones. The bad guys minus Casino Royale have been awful

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (SiINZ)

221 209
You'd be more surprised at how many people don't think Gary Cooper is in the Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (SiINZ)

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I did think that Cooper looked a whole lot like Jimmy Stewart in that...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (Jj43a)

222 The Fifth Element

Original story, excellent casting, great pacing, funny moments, good action, memorable dialogue and one of the last films where Bruce Willis actually gave a damn...

Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (PUKsa)

223 Saw Clint Eastwood's 15:17 to Paris. Well done story telling. The theatre got a bit dusty at the end with the French President's speech.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:50 PM (QLvwG)


I'm going to violate my "no contributions" to a movie industry that hates both me and America and go to see 15:17 to Paris.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (gwPgz)

224 omg, yes, October Sky.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (fuK7c)

225 Jimmy Rabbitte: Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (pV/54)

226 You'd be more surprised at how many people don't think Gary Cooper is in the Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (SiINZ)


Ha ... Jimmy Stewart ... Gary Cooper ...

... yeah - they don't even look alike. My fuck up.

Movie would have been much better if John Wayne glanced a bullet off Jimmy Stewart into Gary Cooper. Now THAT would have been entertainment !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (fiGNd)

227 221 209
You'd be more surprised at how many people don't think Gary Cooper is in the Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (SiINZ)

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I did think that Cooper looked a whole lot like Jimmy Stewart in that...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (Jj43a)

Brian Dennehey was great as the Winchester

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (xJa6I)

228 I didn't think Where the Boys Aren't 17 needed a Director's Cut. It made it seem tawdry and gratuitous.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (NWiLs)

229 Bruce Willis soon to reappear in vigilante pron remake Death Wish.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (QLvwG)

230 Was the miniseries any good? I liked the book (and the Infocom game!), but never saw the miniseries.
Posted by: hogmartin

In fact, I rate "Shogun" as one of the best miniseries ever produced, of any genre. It did the book justice, and that is saying something.
Posted by: Tom Servo


It was a good series if you can get over the ye old 80's cinematography/direction.

Similarly, Tai-Pan, with extra doses of 80's costume insanity on top.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (KXVP7)

231 Original story, excellent casting, great pacing, funny moments, good action, memorable dialogue and one of the last films where Bruce Willis actually gave a damn...
Posted by: astronaut achmed at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (PUKsa)


All of those, plus bringing it full circle back to Brad Pitt being a solid actor: 12 Monkeys.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (y87Qq)

232 Posted by: tu3031

You had me at Goon

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (+Tibp)

233 Every time I listen to Albinoni's Adagio I mentally replay the scene from Gallipoli with the colonel writing letters to surviving family-haunting scene and music.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (5fRCd)

234 231
All of those, plus bringing it full circle back to Brad Pitt being a solid actor: 12 Monkeys.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (y87Qq)

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Babel was when I figured out that he's more than a pretty face. He's good in that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (Jj43a)

235 I did think that Cooper looked a whole lot like Jimmy Stewart in that...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (Jj43a)


In the remake ... The Man Who Popped Claymores Because Jimmy Stewart Pisses Him Off ... well, I think I just gave away the plot.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (fiGNd)

236 229 Bruce Willis soon to reappear in vigilante pron remake Death Wish.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (QLvwG)

I don't like it. Saw the trailer and such.

I'm a YUGE Charles Bronson fan though so that's where most of it is coming from.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (4ErVI)

237 Pitt was good in Spy Games, if a Tony Scott movie can be underrated (ok, Last Boy Scout, so maybe so).

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (1vgk3)

238 235
In the remake ... The Man Who Popped Claymores Because Jimmy Stewart Pisses Him Off ... well, I think I just gave away the plot.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (fiGNd)

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Not as bad as giving away the ending to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford...

Oops. I gave it away.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (Jj43a)

239 Why doesn'e someone do a movied on how stuped Trump is ??????

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 17, 2018 07:55 PM (hqQ+Q)

dunno. Everyone knows that movies are a gamble. A crapshoot. You could lose it all and not have a way to leave Las Vegas.

Posted by: Exile at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (Fikbq)

240 I'm going to violate my "no contributions" to a movie industry that hates both me and America and go to see 15:17 to Paris.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (gwPgz)

Take a look at '12 Strong' as well....

I was very pleasantly surprised.....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (NgKpN)

241 The Man Who Shot Sergeant York

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (QLvwG)

242 TJM, do director's cuts typically add scenes and lengthen the running time, or cut them and shorten the time?

I'm just thinking of all the writing advice I've read that tells fledgling writers to cut and cut again.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW)

243 193 I bought Picnic at Hanging Rock on a whim; blind purchase. It's been sitting on my shelf for months but I just haven't carved out time to watch it.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:53 PM (toi7g)
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A beautifully creepy film. Prim Victorians in primitive Australia.

I need to see this again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (qJtVm)

244 Oh and special thanks to whoever suggested the anime series Nichijou to me. It was weird and wonderful and I loved it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (xJa6I)

245 Movie would have been much better if John Wayne glanced a bullet off Jimmy Stewart into Gary Cooper. Now THAT would have been entertainment !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (fiGNd)



Just funnin' with you. But yeah, I didn't like Stewart's character in the movie. The Duke does all of the work and Jimmy gets all the credit, glory and the girl. But I guess that's life sometimes. It's a great movie though.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (SiINZ)

246 Heads up to the ONTers Bonny and Clyde is on around 2am on Turner classic and then tomorrow afternoon is Cool Hand Luke

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (aC6Sd)

247 Master and Commander deserved a bigger audience. Didn't catch on. Possibly Russell Crowe's best role

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (pV/54)

248 241 The Man Who Shot Sergeant York
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (QLvwG)

Heh. Good one .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (2DOZq)

249
I have all the Charles Bronson 'Death Wish' movies, except maybe number two which is said to be the good one.

I like Charles Bronson and the characters he plays, but those Death Wish movies don't age well. They were something when they were new, but not thirty years later.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (roQNm)

250 The Man Who Burned Jimmy Stewarts Law Books Because Nobody Gives Two Shits About That Lame Assed Crap Around Here ...

... is one of my guilty pleasures. It stars Gary Cooper. Only available on Super 8.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (fiGNd)

251
In the remake ... The Man Who Popped Claymores Because Jimmy Stewart Pisses Him Off ... well, I think I just gave away the plot.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:00 PM (fiGNd)

Heh

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (xJa6I)

252 242 TJM, do director's cuts typically add scenes and lengthen the running time, or cut them and shorten the time?

I'm just thinking of all the writing advice I've read that tells fledgling writers to cut and cut again.
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW)

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Typically, it's just addition, but there are definitely exceptions.

Oliver Stone's first recut if Alexander was a few minutes shorter than the theatrical cut.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (Jj43a)

253 The Man Who Shot Lou Gehrig

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (QLvwG)

254 Posted by: Alibaba Suggested Purchases at February 17, 2018 07:22 PM (rdl6o)

Never see it. Never speak of it. It will destroy your life, bore you, confuse you, make you angry, make you cry, and then forget you exist, all just in time for you to decide to end it all. Other than that, great movie.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (rv0Fo)

255 I'm a YUGE Charles Bronson fan though so that's where most of it is coming from.

May I be gay for a moment? This is going to be really gay.

Have you seen Chato's Land? Charles Bronson is an injun reclaiming his identity so he takes off his clothes and runs away from the law wearing a loincloth for the whole movie.

Holy shit what a body. Pre-steroids, pre-freaks, just wow look what a human can look like.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (fuK7c)

256 I'm a YUGE Charles Bronson fan though so that's where most of it is coming from.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (4ErVI)


Gratuitous remake. No one can do Bronson like Bronson!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (gwPgz)

257 Also, Picnic at Hanging Rock had eerily beautiful pan flute music by Zamphir:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m-6bU4x7us

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:04 PM (qJtVm)

258
omg, yes, October Sky.



That's what my date on the hay ride kept saying. Ah, good times. *reminisces*

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:04 PM (EzdLW)

259 The Man Who Shot Lou Gehrig

and...away we go.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 08:04 PM (O5Q3r)

260 May I be gay for a moment? This is going to be really gay.
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You're pretty enough to carry it off, Bander.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:04 PM (qJtVm)

261 Black panther is racist.

Posted by: Vincent at February 17, 2018 08:04 PM (FTPVM)

262 deserved a bigger audience. Didn't catch on. Possibly Russell Crowe's best role
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (pV/54)

A man's movie and marketed for a male audience.

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 08:05 PM (g4lFK)

263 Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 08:01 PM (NgKpN)

Yes, from what I've heard, that should be another of my exceptions!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:06 PM (gwPgz)

264 "I've never enjoyed a movie with Jason Statham in it. His specialty seems to be acting with stupid intimidation in stupid movies."

He was hysterical in "Spy," which is one of my top 10 comedies.

Another director's cut I love is the one the studio made of "Brazil." Really peps it up and gives it the happy ending it deserved.

.....what?

Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet at February 17, 2018 08:06 PM (28srT)

265
I'm still surprised how many people do not think Gary Cooper is the bad guy



Yup.

Posted by: Zombier Gary Cooper at February 17, 2018 08:06 PM (EzdLW)

266 Winter's Bone is excellent

Posted by: keena at February 17, 2018 08:06 PM (RiTnx)

267 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (SiINZ)

Jimmy Stewart went out to face the bad guy when no one else would knowing he would probably die. How can people find fault with him?

John Wayne though shot the bad guy from the shadows instead of confronting him face to face. I do find something wrong with that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (2DOZq)

268 262 deserved a bigger audience. Didn't catch on. Possibly Russell Crowe's best role
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (pV/54)

A man's movie and marketed for a male audience.
Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 08:05 PM (g4lFK)

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I saw that in theaters and heard a guy walking out saying that nothing really happened in the movie. I was confused because I found it so full of life and wonder.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (Jj43a)

269 I've read that a Peckinpaugh movie with Charlton Heston called Major Dundee was a different movie and far more compelling when Peck added about 5 more minutes, like two scenes. I've never seen the extended cut though.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (+Tibp)

270 Regardless your favorite version of Blade Runner, the final scene with Rutger Hauer..."tears in the rain"

"I've seen things..."

Among the best ever.

Posted by: Ironbill at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (pcw2/)

271 266 Winter's Bone is excellent
Posted by: keena at February 17, 2018 08:06 PM (RiTnx)

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That's what I hear. I look forward to seeing it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:08 PM (Jj43a)

272 what was the charles bronson/lee marvin movie set in canada? classic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:08 PM (KP5rU)

273 Also Collateral, because a cameo totally makes it a Jason Statham movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 07:49 PM (Jj43a)

++++

Heh. I didn't even buy Cruise in that movie and I'm not Cruise hater.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 08:08 PM (pvjTE)

274 Speaking of Ridley Scott, I recently saw Alien: Covenant. Frankly, it was disappointing and annoying in this sense: it was simply a remake of Prometheus. There's Evil David, like the Democrats, subverting and sabotaging everything and everyone is oblivious to it until it is too late. The look and feel of Covenant is a bit different from Prometheus, but otherwise it's pretty much the same film. It doesn't answer any of the questions Prometheus raised. It even comes with a convenient out (David destroys the Engineer home planet with their own bioweapon).

After a bit of reading on wikipedia, the reason is apparent: Scott wants to do a prequel *trilogy*. Prometheus, Covenant and Covenant 2. So he's saving the reveal for the next film. He's trying to milk this for all it's worth. Doesn't matter to me, I'll just wait until it shows up at the library.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 08:08 PM (/qEW2)

275 Skandia Recluse @ 249 Death Wish didn't age well?
Hell, We're living in Death Wish conditions right now. I really like the Charles Bronson movies (including Mr. Majestyk), but bring it on, Mel!

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (zLDYs)

276 Charles Bronson grew up digging coal in PA. Who needs steroids.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (pV/54)

277 Escape from Witch Mountain

Posted by: Vincent at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (FTPVM)

278 A man's movie and marketed for a male audience.

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 08:05 PM (g4lFK)


Not enough nancy boys in there to attract the millennials.

I had read many an O'Brian book before I went to see that and thought it was a great movie. It should have had a M & C Part Deux!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (gwPgz)

279 "I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited."
-- Charles Bronson

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (EzdLW)

280 I had already overdone the Ridley Scott ness of the post, so I kept out Legend.

I've never seen the theatrical cut but have seen the director's cut and really like it. I've read from people who have seen both that the director's cut fixes a fair bit of what's wrong with the theatrical.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (Jj43a)

281 249
I have all the Charles Bronson 'Death Wish' movies, except maybe number two which is said to be the good one.

I like Charles Bronson and the characters he plays, but those Death Wish movies don't age well. They were something when they were new, but not thirty years later.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 08:03 PM (roQNm)

The second one is really grim and ugly. Really ugly. There's a rape scene where a gang of goons rape and murder Bronson's maid. Not as bad as the one in that Noe film, but for the time pretty shocking. It's hard to find it uncut. The dvd I watched about ten years ago had a cut version of it. I think it might be on youtube though.

One of the goons was played by Larry Fishburne.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (4ErVI)

282 Gilligan does Marrianne

Posted by: Vincent at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (FTPVM)

283 Speaking of Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson, Death Hunt is a favorite of mine.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:09 PM (2DOZq)

284 Snatch is awesome. Very rewatchable. Gets funnier and funnier.

Also a great story, very good acting, and Jason Statham being normal.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 08:10 PM (rv0Fo)

285 I easily have Master and Commander as a top 10 war movie favorite

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 08:10 PM (aC6Sd)

286 The first Death Wish movie is a drama.

The sequels are action movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 08:11 PM (xJa6I)

287 didn't think Where the Boys Aren't 17 needed a Director's Cut. It made it seem tawdry and gratuitous.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 07:59 PM (NWiLs)

This is insulting to my art and craft.

Posted by: Chi Chi LaRue at February 17, 2018 08:11 PM (g4lFK)

288 Good to see you, Monk. I was worried.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 08:11 PM (rv0Fo)

289 Brokeback Mountain
Easily mounts the top ten

Posted by: Vincent at February 17, 2018 08:11 PM (FTPVM)

290 272 what was the charles bronson/lee marvin movie set in canada? classic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:08 PM (KP5rU)

Yup. Death Hunt. Based on a true story which is absolutely insane and did happen.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:12 PM (4ErVI)

291 Kindltot at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM

Jody Foster did a vigilante movie, "The Brave One."
They spend too much time on the set up, but the rest of the movie is pretty good.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 08:12 PM (roQNm)

292 John Wayne though shot the bad guy from the shadows instead of confronting him face to face. I do find something wrong with that.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (2DOZq)


Lee Marvin applauds your sense of fair play ... and would love to shoot your dumb ass through the gills for your nobility.

Hence ... the movie.

Some people enjoy Golf - as a method of judging people's character. Personally ... I find reactions to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ... and Cool Hand Luke ... equally instructive.

Gary Cooper should have been in the movie ... I wonder how his typical character would have played it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:12 PM (fiGNd)

293 283; Death Hunt, that's the one I was thinking of. Great movie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (KP5rU)

294 How about hobo rail jumper Lee Marvin vs. vicious train conductor Ernest Borgnine in Emperor of the North?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (qJtVm)

295 The guy who played the doctor in M&C has some range in the characters he has played . I don't even know his name though. He needs a better publicist.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (2DOZq)

296

I prefer the version of Blade Runner without the narration, without the happy ending and without the dream sequence. Whatever version that was hit all the right marks for me.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (qGuLD)

297 Death Hunt, that's the one I was thinking of. Great movie.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (KP5rU)


Gary Cooper carried that flick ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (fiGNd)

298 Jody Foster did a vigilante movie, "The Brave One."
They spend too much time on the set up, but the rest of the movie is pretty good.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 08:12 PM (roQNm)

She made another movie where she was a pinball wizard.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (4ErVI)

299 How about hobo rail jumper Lee Marvin vs. vicious train conductor Ernest Borgnine in Emperor of the North?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (qJtVm)

Yup....A Number 1!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (EoRCO)

300 Good to see you, Monk. I was worried.
Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2018 08:11 PM (rv0Fo)

Lack of sleep for over a week and bad dehydration. I'm much better and chillin.

Thanks!

Posted by: Chi Chi LaRue at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (g4lFK)

301 295 The guy who played the doctor in M&C has some range in the characters he has played . I don't even know his name though. He needs a better publicist.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (2DOZq)

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Paul Bettany

Plays Vision and Jarvis in the Marvel movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (Jj43a)

302 I've read that a Peckinpaugh movie with Charlton Heston called Major Dundee was a different movie and far more compelling when Peck added about 5 more minutes, like two scenes. I've never seen the extended cut though.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (+Tibp)



I like that movie. I didn't know there was an extended cut

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (SiINZ)

303 Man who shot Liberty Valance:

John Wayne = Good Guy

Lee Marvin = Bad Guy

Jimmy Stewart = Plucky Comic Relief who actually isn't very funny and who isn't very plucky either, he just whines the whole time and washes dishes. And somehow ends up outliving everyone else and gets the girl because she's an idiot and feels sorry for him. And probably because she wants someone who she knows she can run as her little puppet for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (V2Yro)

304 I really think I need to stop following this thread. If I started copying down recommendations for good watchable quality movies, like I do for books in the Book Thread, I'd be watching movies 24/7 for weeks!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (gwPgz)

305 297; That was Seka.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (KP5rU)

306 Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:12 PM (fiGNd)

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Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (2DOZq)

307 134 Yeah, Hudson Hawk... definitely an acquired taste. Could have been a great movie but it never establishes its tone properly, so when things go (literally) Looney Tunes at the end, the audience just isn't ready for it or sold on it.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 07:43 PM (toi7g)

Two Words: Sandra Bernhard

Posted by: Not Winston Churchill at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (qiIWP)

308 I was watching Mel Gibson's Payback on Netflix, and thought I had lost my mind. The villain was some chick, when I CLEARLY remembered it being Chris Kerstoferson. It turns out I was watching the "Director's Cut", which was ... unsatisfying. They completely changed the last third of the movie. I cannot even watch the original film anymore, as far as I know.

Posted by: Jim T at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (i2Dd+)

309 Two movies that definitely are better with the directors cut are Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time movies (in the West and in America). Both of them were heavily edited for US release, but the full director's cuts are now available and immensely superior.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 08:16 PM (pvjTE)

310 302 I've read that a Peckinpaugh movie with Charlton Heston called Major Dundee was a different movie and far more compelling when Peck added about 5 more minutes, like two scenes. I've never seen the extended cut though.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (+Tibp)
I like that movie. I didn't know there was an extended cut.

I think they added the scene where Major Dundee fights a crocodile with a bowie knife.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:16 PM (V2Yro)

311 Paul Bettany

Plays Vision and Jarvis in the Marvel movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (Jj43a)

Nevertheless, he is a very good actor.



(Not a superhero movie fan)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 17, 2018 08:16 PM (IMacf)

312 294 How about hobo rail jumper Lee Marvin vs. vicious train conductor Ernest Borgnine in Emperor of the North?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (qJtVm)

I need to see that one. Lee Marvin is always good and of course Ernest Borgnine might well be one of the greatest I'll do it I like to work actors that ever lived.

That made me think of The Hitcher. C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh make the mistake of picking up Rutger Hauer on the road and, well, all hell breaks loose.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:16 PM (4ErVI)

313 off ironic ghey porno lesbian director dirty sock

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 08:17 PM (g4lFK)

314 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (EoRCO)

Yes, a very gritty movie, but lures you right in!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:17 PM (gwPgz)

315 The Peter Weir mentions reminded me of Fearless, which I think is an underrated film.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 17, 2018 08:17 PM (xzV6l)

316
I'm torn on the 2 versions of Alien. I like most of the additional scenes, particularly the bit where they're actually listening to the transmission. That should have always been in it. However, the scenes deleted from the original are not helpful. The scene where Dallas is asking about his chances in the computer room is a bad omission.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:18 PM (qGuLD)

317 Saw a episode of "Have Gun Will Travel" the other day and Charles Bronson was in it. He looked young in this episode.

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2018 08:18 PM (88xKn)

318 249


I have all the Charles Bronson 'Death Wish' movies, except maybe number two which is said to be the good one.



I like Charles Bronson and the characters he plays, but those Death
Wish movies don't age well. They were something when they were new, but
not thirty years later.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse

But my soundtrack for II still kicks ass, right?

Posted by: Jimmy Page at February 17, 2018 08:19 PM (UZlUQ)

319 Yes, a very gritty movie, but lures you right in!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:17 PM (gwPgz)

Yup....plus trains. And hobos.

Who played the young guy who tried to be a hobo but Lee set him straight. He had a lot of work in the 70's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:19 PM (EoRCO)

320 Next in my Netflix Queue:
Winter's Bone
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Is that related to Winters Tail?

Oh, wait, it's Winters Tale , never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 08:20 PM (7ThJ3)

321 All right, off to Black Panther and dinner.

Take it easy, movie fans. I'll check back on the thread late tonight.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 08:20 PM (xJa6I)

322 315 The Peter Weir mentions reminded me of Fearless, which I think is an underrated film.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 17, 2018 08:17 PM (xzV6l)

Is that the one with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez and the plane crash?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:20 PM (4ErVI)

323
Was there a definitive Godzilla?



Charles Barkley

https://youtu.be/1oCF-QFuoYs

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:21 PM (EzdLW)

324 Man who shot Liberty Valance:

John Wayne = Good Guy

Lee Marvin = Bad Guy

Jimmy Stewart = Plucky Comic Relief
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:15 PM (V2Yro)


Dude ... I disagree ...

... can't tell you how many dudes I've met - like Sebastion Melmouth ... that just fucking ADORE Jimmy Stewart in this one. Not just his performance ... his character.

This movie has been argued 'round here many times. It's a touchstone.

It's anything but simple. That movie is significant.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2018 08:21 PM (fiGNd)

325
The original Apocalypse Now is preferable to Redux. The pacing is off with that one and it goes on too long. The original is perfect.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:21 PM (qGuLD)

326 Peter Weir also did Witness, with Harrison Ford hiding out with Amish. Under-rated. Gets you to understand the Amish.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:22 PM (pV/54)

327 I like the older, Aussier Peter Weir films: The Last Wave, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli. And later The Year of Living Dangerously.

Can't stop listening to the pan flute music from "Picnic"! It really is mesmerizing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (qJtVm)

328 The original Apocalypse Now is preferable to Redux. The pacing is off with that one and it goes on too long.

What, you don't want to stop in the middle of a war movie to argue Existentialism with anachronistic French colonialists?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (fuK7c)

329 Earliest Charles Bronson sighting I know of - "House of Wax", 1953, with Vincent Price. He's still going by Charles Buchinsky, his Lithuanian name, in that one. And he's basically just an Igor character. In fact his character's name is Igor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (V2Yro)

330 Don't care what anyone else says, Deckard is a rep. Thought so from the first time I saw the flick way back when, long before there was a hint of controversy about it. Too many hints and clues throughout for it to be ambiguous. And I find the film even more enjoyable that way.

Come to think of it, I think the evil new version of Tyrell in the new movie hints that Deckard is one as well.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (UW4Uc)

331 242 TJM, do director's cuts typically add scenes and lengthen the running time, or cut them and shorten the time?

I'm just thinking of all the writing advice I've read that tells fledgling writers to cut and cut again.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW)

++++

The way it works these days is the director shoots a few extra scenes to put in the bank. If the film is successful, in a year or two, they recut the movie with the extra scenes, call it the director's cut, and make some more cash.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (pvjTE)

332 I admit I did not care for the added scenes in the director's cut of Aliens.

I liked the inclusion of Ripley's daughter having lived her life without her mother. That added to the relationship between Ripley and Newt.

Posted by: Jim S. at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (ynUnH)

333 Is that the one with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez and the plane crash?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:20 PM (4ErVI)

Yeah, I had forgotten about Rosie Perez. The parts without her are underrated.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (xzV6l)

334 Gets you to understand the Amish.


You misspelled "Kelly McGillis' breasts".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (fuK7c)

335 327 I like the older, Aussier Peter Weir films: The Last Wave, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli. And later The Year of Living Dangerously.

Can't stop listening to the pan flute music from "Picnic"! It really is mesmerizing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:23 PM (qJtVm)

=======

Have you seen his last movie, The Way Back?

I just found it streaming somewhere and haven't watched it yet.

I will, no matter what, but I was just curious what you thought if you'd seen it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (Jj43a)

336 I like the older, Aussier Peter Weir films: The Last Wave, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli. And later The Year of Living Dangerously.

Ever seen The Plumber? Kinda lefty social class type thing, but pretty decent.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (4ErVI)

337 Jimmy Stewart = Plucky Comic Relief




Where does that leave poor Andy Devine?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (SiINZ)

338 >>> Going to Black Panther in a couple hours.
If thread is still alive, I'll post my immediate thoughts.

So far I have enjoyed John Nolte's columns about it.

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (cHbmY)

339 Who played the young guy who tried to be a hobo but Lee set him straight. He had a lot of work in the 70's.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:19 PM (EoRCO)
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Carradine.

Liked him in Choose Me.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (qJtVm)

340 Year of Living Dangerously is probably way underrated - it shows a portrait of a really scary bit of history that we've all swept under the rug. And of course an incredible soundtrack by Vangelis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (V2Yro)

341 Is anyone else completely oblivious to the differences in some directors' cuts? Aliens came out when I was 6, so I'd only ever seen edited-for-broadcast versions until I bought the extended edition or whatever in the trilogy set. It's very likely that I've never seen the un-edited theatrical edition. Like the bit with Ripley's daughter? I just learned tonight that it wasn't in the original.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (y87Qq)

342 Underrated:

"Dog Soldiers"

British special forces vs werewolves.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (EzdLW)

343 I will, no matter what, but I was just curious what you thought if you'd seen it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (Jj43a)
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No, I just saw it on imdb. Hadn't even heard of it, though I am familiar with the story.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:26 PM (qJtVm)

344 The first time I watched The Year of Living Dangerously, I spent most of the time arguing with myself whether Linda Hunt was a guy or a girl.

Awesome movie though. And scary as fuck in places.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:26 PM (4ErVI)

345 >>I could not get through the new Blade Runner. The original has a point, what does it mean to be human?

The new one has layers and layers of different model androids deciding who is closer to human and does and doesn't deserve to live. It's a world within itself and it's pointless, it doesn't say anything to us as actual humans it's just interspecies warfare between robots.

I wish I'd been able to stay in it long enough to see old Harrison Ford, but I did not.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

<<this

Posted by: Mr Peabody at February 17, 2018 08:26 PM (fSf/G)

346
I'm happy with the question of whether Deckard is a replicant. I like the question and it adds to the movie, even if it's not very plausible. I don't like having an answer. I enjoy the possibility.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:26 PM (qGuLD)

347 You misspelled "Kelly McGillis' breasts".
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Honestly, one of the most memorable sensual scenes I remember.

Saw her in a recent offering on Netflix. The Innkeepers, I think. Sort of a ghost story. She has aged naturally. And by naturally, I mean horribly.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:27 PM (+Tibp)

348 Who played the young guy who tried to be a hobo but Lee set him straight. He had a lot of work in the 70's

Keith Carradine. He could've been a meat eater.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 08:27 PM (O5Q3r)

349 343 I will, no matter what, but I was just curious what you thought if you'd seen it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:24 PM (Jj43a)
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No, I just saw it on imdb. Hadn't even heard of it, though I am familiar with the story.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:26 PM (qJtVm)

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I just wish he kept making movies.

I don't mind directors who take their time between projects, but this is getting ridiculous.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:27 PM (Jj43a)

350 So many of Weir's flicks are about bringing you into a niche of humanity -- like the ship Surprise in Master and Commander. The plot is incidental

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:28 PM (pV/54)

351 the extended Lord of the Rings movies were improved in the director's cut, as a lot of necessary scenes were restored. So that Boromir's (or whoever Sean Bean played) actions make perfect sense now.

-
One editing decision that I don't understand is in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. A scene was filmed in which it is explained that Lee Van C!eef had joined the army. (The scene is included as an extra on the DVD.) So when Clint and Eli Wallach later find Angel Eyes in the POW camp, it makes sense.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 08:28 PM (+y/Ru)

352 I've never been able to reconcile Richard Boone as a psychiatrist in 'Lizzie', with the gunfighter in 'Paladin'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 08:28 PM (Zdm89)

353 Another great underrated movie - The Naked Prey, 1956, with Cornel Wilde.

Mel Gibson ripped off "The Naked Prey" for his movie Apocolypto, in fact many parts were a scene by scene rip off, allowing for the different time periods, and no one called him out on it.

And it's a great movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (V2Yro)

354 Another Weir movie is The Cars That Ate Paris.

Paris never makes an appearance in the movie. There are cars. A very bizarre movie.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (4ErVI)

355 294 How about hobo rail jumper Lee Marvin vs. vicious train conductor Ernest Borgnine in Emperor of the North?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (qJtVm)

I need to see that one. Lee Marvin is always good and of course Ernest Borgnine might well be one of the greatest I'll do it I like to work actors that ever lived.

That made me think of The Hitcher. C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh make the mistake of picking up Rutger Hauer on the road and, well, all hell breaks loose.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:16 PM (4ErVI)
***************


Always had a certain respect for Borgnine comic or viscous. After viewing the Fox morning show and him saying "I masturbate a lot", which was creepy. I don't, well... now, when I see him in a scene I perceive it differently.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (I+uRD)

356 Carradine.

Liked him in Choose Me.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (qJtVm)

Cool....Thanks! He was good.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:30 PM (EoRCO)

357 #342 - YES! I love that flick. Sure, it's a bit of an "Aliens" ripoff, but a cracking good time.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2018 08:30 PM (1ouh3)

358 Is anyone else completely oblivious to the differences in some directors' cuts? Aliens came out when I was 6, so I'd only ever seen edited-for-broadcast versions until I bought the extended edition or whatever in the trilogy set. It's very likely that I've never seen the un-edited theatrical edition. Like the bit with Ripley's daughter? I just learned tonight that it wasn't in the original.


Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM


It wasn't in the original. The extended version came out in 89, IIRC. That has all the extra stuff in it. I'm not sure what might have been cut from the original that you saw on broadcast.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:31 PM (qGuLD)

359 Always had a certain respect for Borgnine comic or viscous. After viewing the Fox morning show and him saying "I masturbate a lot", which was creepy.
Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (I+uRD)


!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 08:31 PM (y87Qq)

360
Have you seen his last movie, The Way Back?

I just found it streaming somewhere and haven't watched it yet.

I will, no matter what, but I was just curious what you thought if you'd seen it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone



TJM, I've seen The Way Back.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend it.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:31 PM (EzdLW)

361 360
TJM, I've seen The Way Back.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend it.
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:31 PM (EzdLW)

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Good to know.

Thanks!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:32 PM (Jj43a)

362 Went to movie theater first time saw Year of Living Dangerously, love that movie

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 08:32 PM (aC6Sd)

363 I think the 80s Cat People with an often naked Natasha Kinsky is better than the 40s B&W version.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 08:33 PM (5fRCd)

364 354 Another Weir movie is The Cars That Ate Paris.

Paris never makes an appearance in the movie. There are cars. A very bizarre movie.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (4ErVI)

Reminds me of anothe underrated move.

From Paris With Love

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:33 PM (2DOZq)

365 Jimmy Rabbitte: Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (pV/54)


I don't know. I was in Ireland, that place was lily mutha fuckin white. Really great people too, tons of fun.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 08:34 PM (aMlLZ)

366 I think the 80s Cat People with an often naked Natasha Kinsky is better than the 40s B&W version.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 17, 2018 08:33 PM (5fRCd)


I really liked that movie but I don't remember any of the dialog, or even if there was any!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:34 PM (gwPgz)

367 So hogmartin really is 29

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 08:34 PM (aC6Sd)

368 It wasn't in the original. The extended version came out in 89, IIRC. That has all the extra stuff in it. I'm not sure what might have been cut from the original that you saw on broadcast.
Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:31 PM (qGuLD)


Yep, I have no idea what, in the broadcast versions, was cut for content and what was cut for runtime. I'm just fairly certain that I've never seen the actual theater version. And when I see the extended version, I don't know what was restored vs. broadcast and what was added to make it an extended release.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 08:35 PM (y87Qq)

369 Apocalypse Now Redux was an unnecessary bloating of the original.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2018 08:35 PM (1ouh3)

370 "One editing decision that I don't understand is in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. A scene was filmed in which it is explained that Lee Van C!eef had joined the army. (The scene is included as an extra on the DVD.) So when Clint and Eli Wallach later find Angel Eyes in the POW camp, it makes sense. "

The long version of G, B, and U is definitely so much better than the cut down versions. The scene where Tuco and Blondie find the stagecoach is set up much better also.

One of my favorite little pieces of that movie is just after Clint gives a cigarette to the dying confederate boy, which he then uses to fire the cannon at Tuco. (of course) it's right at that point where he finally picks up his signature pancho, which he wears through the end of the film... the same one that he's wearing at the beginning of "A fistful of Dollars, the very first movie in the trilogy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:36 PM (V2Yro)

371 Natasha Kinsky is better than the 40s B&W version.
------------

and she was in...wait for it....Paris, Texas.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 08:36 PM (cp1if)

372 369 Apocalypse Now Redux was an unnecessary bloating of the original.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2018 08:35 PM (1ouh3)

++++

Except the extra scenes withe the Bunnies. There was some totally necessary bloating.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 08:37 PM (pvjTE)

373 346

I could dig ambiguity on the point if it was actually ambiguous. To me, it isn't...always thought Scott was very gently and delicately hitting you over the head with it throughout. Just from memory...

Deckard's eye at the opening. Foreshadows the VK.

Can't remember the line but Bryant has a very uncomfortable pause and knowing glance at something Deckard says during the briefing. I think this is before Deckard asks what if the test doesn't work, a though that clearly terrifies Bryant.

Deckard scoffs, "How can it not know what it is?" I seem to recall Tyrell has a ghost of a smile at that point.

"Ever took that test yourself?" or whatever Rachel's line is. She has a hunch there's something not quite right about Deckard.

"Aren't you the good MAN?" or "police MAN" or whatever Roy's line is.

The many photos...memories...Deckard has around the apartment, just as Leon is fixated on photos of his own life.

Deckard says (I think) he still gets the shakes. Even now, after supposedly a career as the best skinjob hunter/killer there is? Nah. He has trouble processing emotions.

The unicorn dream/origami is a lock, imo, especially when Deckard nods grimly and heads out the door.

Altogether I just never saw this as particularly ambiguous.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 08:37 PM (UW4Uc)

374 I think the 80s Cat People with an often naked Natasha Kinsky is better than the 40s B&W version.


Anything with naked Nastassja Kinski is better than everything else.

Quick "Year of Living Dangerously" story about my stupid youth. In the late 80s I went to Thailand with the then-wife. I put her in a secure place on the train in Bangkok and set off to find food for our travel.

All through the train station I kept hearing roars. I immediately had Year of Living Dangerously fears. I didn't know anything about Thailand, did I just walk into a revolution? Hey, that looks tasty I'll get some of those.

It turned out that they had a giant screen TV that was showing kickboxing and that's what people were roaring about.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 08:37 PM (fuK7c)

375 Another great underrated movie - The Naked Prey, 1956, with Cornel Wilde.

Yup....they need to do an updated version set in Detroit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:37 PM (EoRCO)

376 351 the extended Lord of the Rings movies were improved in the director's cut, as a lot of necessary scenes were restored. So that Boromir's (or whoever Sean Bean played) actions make perfect sense now.

---

on one hand, mouth of sauron

on the other hand, more of faramir's dad

on the other hand's hand...total run time of 2 days

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:38 PM (V3U1L)

377 301 295 The guy who played the doctor in M&C has some range in the characters he has played . I don't even know his name though. He needs a better publicist.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:13 PM (2DOZq)

======

Paul Bettany

Plays Vision and Jarvis in the Marvel movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:14 PM (Jj43a)

He was great as the fast-talking Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 08:38 PM (NWiLs)

378
Always had a certain respect for Borgnine comic or viscous. After viewing the Fox morning show and him saying "I masturbate a lot", which was creepy. I don't, well... now, when I see him in a scene I perceive it differently.
Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM (I+uRD)
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Well that certainly gives subtext to The Boatniks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:38 PM (qJtVm)

379 377
He was great as the fast-talking Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 08:38 PM (NWiLs)

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One of the only reasons that movie is any fun at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:39 PM (Jj43a)

380 The Giant Invisible Rabbit Who Shot Liberty Valance

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 08:39 PM (+y/Ru)

381 thumbs through dictionary

Ha, - viscous - vicious.
It must be a French word.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:39 PM (I+uRD)

382 The Commitments got made in 1991, when Ireland and Dublin were still stuck in the rut of quasi-socialist policies that had stunted economic growth since Independence. Thank you Eamonn!

So the youth of Northside Dublin could claim to be oppressed back in the early 90s.

It's not that we haven't run valid experiments at the national level about whether free markets or socialism works. We just ignore them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:39 PM (pV/54)

383 Jane Kennedy is in Svengoulie's offering tonight. Men of a certain age will remember her on CBS' NFL show. She evidently also made a sex tape.

Also starring Clint Walker and Peter Lawford (who for some reason is considered a Kennedy?)

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:40 PM (+Tibp)

384 story about Year of Living Dangerously - went to see it originally in theatre with wife, and sis and bro-in-law.
Late showing. bro-in-law was bored stiff, fell asleep, started snoring near end. So we let movie finish, everyone left, he's still asleep, so we left, lights are on, theatre is completely deserted, him sitting in the middle snoring. Then we shouted "HEY!!!" and hid around corner just to watch what he'd do when he woke up and had no idea where he was or why he was all alone.

that was fun. He put on a good show.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:40 PM (V2Yro)

385 Peter Lawford married a Kennedy sister.

Jane Kennedy did a sex scene in a movie with her actual husband.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 08:41 PM (fuK7c)

386 Always had a certain respect for Borgnine comic or viscous.
Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:29 PM

I find it comforting that I am not the only one who does this.

Thank you gNewt.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 08:41 PM (roQNm)

387 Jane Kennedy is in Svengoulie's offering tonight. Men of a certain age will remember her on CBS' NFL show. She evidently also made a sex tape.

Also starring Clint Walker and Peter Lawford (who for some reason is considered a Kennedy?)

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:40 PM (+Tibp)



She made a sex tape with Clint Walker and Peter Lawford?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:41 PM (SiINZ)

388 Where does that leave poor Andy Devine?"

With a pencil thin mustache?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:42 PM (7LY+6)

389 The God Bless Mountaineers........

35 to 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In free throwing..... ............

FUCKIN REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!

Goddamn Bobby H sounds as bad as I've ever heard Him........And even with FUCKIN 35-2........WVU was winning for most of the game in SPITE OF THE FUCKIN...........

That's WHY it's The Countdown To Disappointment.........

EXCEPT FOR THE RIFLE TEAM.........

BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!

(The Only Fatal Skill, ......WV excells At.......priorities.)

Lesson to Y'all........Slit their Fuckin Throat, Stomp their Fuckin Skull, and, Break their Fuckin Spine............"Just in Case".........

Furious doesn't do this Justice......

NoGoodGoddamnMuthaFuckinCockGobblinCocksuckingCumDumpsterinMuthaFuckers.............

Grrrrr.......Y'all........

Posted by: Hillbillyking of The Hairdo at February 17, 2018 08:42 PM (6m3qu)

390 There is a YouTube 'Titanic without Rose and Jack' that keeps all the good machinery scenes and cuts it down to a manageable 1 hour 40 minutes.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2018 08:42 PM (zcT9k)

391 One of the only reasons that movie is any fun at all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:39 PM (Jj43a)

I think that movie's a hoot. The dancing scene where the music morphs into David Bowie's "Golden Years" was genius.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 08:43 PM (NWiLs)

392 I business trip took me to Jakarta years ago. So I bought a "shadow puppet" for the Igno-Son

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:43 PM (pV/54)

393 Just watched the first episode of Altered Carbon. Definitely recommend. Has a good mix of action, intrigue, dark humor, and worldbuilding.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at February 17, 2018 08:43 PM (13PHl)

394 With a pencil thin mustache?
Posted by: Anon a mouse

A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:43 PM (+Tibp)

395 And there go the margins.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 08:44 PM (NWiLs)

396 I could dig ambiguity on the point if it was actually ambiguous. To me, it isn't...always thought Scott was very gently and delicately hitting you over the head with it throughout. Just from memory...

Deckard's eye at the opening. Foreshadows the VK.

Can't remember the line but Bryant has a very uncomfortable pause and knowing glance at something Deckard says during the briefing. I think this is before Deckard asks what if the test doesn't work, a though that clearly terrifies Bryant.

Deckard scoffs, "How can it not know what it is?" I seem to recall Tyrell has a ghost of a smile at that point.

"Ever took that test yourself?" or whatever Rachel's line is. She has a hunch there's something not quite right about Deckard.

"Aren't you the good MAN?" or "police MAN" or whatever Roy's line is.

The many photos...memories...Deckard has around the apartment, just as Leon is fixated on photos of his own life.

Deckard says (I think) he still gets the shakes. Even now, after supposedly a career as the best skinjob hunter/killer there is? Nah. He has trouble processing emotions.

The unicorn dream/origami is a lock, imo, especially when Deckard nods grimly and heads out the door.

Altogether I just never saw this as particularly ambiguous.


Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 08:37 PM



It's the lock that bothers me. My take was that he was probably a replicant, but despite the hints, it was still a question.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:44 PM (qGuLD)

397 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2018 08:42 PM (zcT9k)

Yo Jinx!

That edited Titanic sounds like it's worth watching!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:44 PM (gwPgz)

398 Jane Kennedy starred in the prison fight film Penitentiary.

Where she fought Peter Lawford. I think.

I may have been drinking. Then and now possibly.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:45 PM (4ErVI)

399 The Naked Prey, 1956, with Cornel Wilde.

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Another Cornel Wilde move I liked was Beach Red. It's a poetic (literally, it's based on a poem) look at WWII in the Pacific.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 08:45 PM (+y/Ru)

400 A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket?"

Only if Andy Devine photo is autographed...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:45 PM (7LY+6)

401 Raining hard enough here on the 'Neck that I could use a good ship. Good to 'see' you Hroth.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2018 08:46 PM (zcT9k)

402 396

It's the lock that bothers me. My take was that he was probably a replicant, but despite the hints, it was still a question.
Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 08:44 PM (qGuLD)

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For me, it was the entire scene between Deckard and his boss.

On one level, that information needs to get to the audience somehow, but even with that in the mix, Deckard seems to know nothing of replicants , which is weird for a retired replicant killer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:46 PM (Jj43a)

403 And there go the margins"

They're like Leon...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:46 PM (7LY+6)

404 Underrated Eastwood movie would be "Escape from Alcatraz".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (w+Jhj)



With Patrick McGoohan as the warden. He should have sent Rover after Clint when he escaped

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:47 PM (SiINZ)

405 125 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.

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is this really a thing though? Like Fight Club's kind of a classic to certain people but it was also critical flop and didn't make that much money.

I guess my biggest complaint was AI.

AI had bad reviews, Spielberg went done andfucked up...and I was pissed that I didn't see it in theaters. It was ...underrated.

what else. Uh Blended? A stupid Sandler film that was OK and had a presloor Bella Thorne

How about Detention. A great movie with no ratings.

ok...here's one that is official shit reviewed, big budget, and yet kind of fun. Gods of Egypt.

let me think...

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:47 PM (V3U1L)

406 A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket?"

Only if Andy Devine photo is autographed...
Posted by: Anon a mouse

Dang! Then we can solve some mysteries, too.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 08:47 PM (+Tibp)

407 The Sunday Morning Shows are early previews of what MSM wants to spin the rest of the week.

Looking at tomorrow's line-up it'll be (1) if Trump doesn't declare war in Russia, he's failing to protect us and our democracy, and (2) if Trump doesn't EO an immediate ban on assault rifles, he's failing to protect our children.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:48 PM (pV/54)

408 She made a sex tape with Clint Walker and Peter Lawford?
Posted by: TheQuietMan
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The stuff one learns here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 08:48 PM (nBBdT)

409 379 377
He was great as the fast-talking Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 08:38 PM (NWiLs)


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if knight's tale is underrated, I like it.

Bettney is great, even though he and his wife are weirdos.

Also, while he was miscast as Dr. Maturin, he did good job.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:49 PM (V3U1L)

410 One of my favorite little pieces of that movie is just after Clint gives a cigarette to the dying confederate boy, which he then uses to fire the cannon at Tuco. (of course) it's right at that point where he finally picks up his signature pancho, which he wears through the end of the film... the same one that he's wearing at the beginning of "A fistful of Dollars, the very first movie in the trilogy.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 08:36 PM (V2Yro)


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Yeah, I caught that, too. Made me think that, in a sense, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was a prequel to A Fistful of Dollars.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 08:49 PM (MqzWH)

411 Dang! Then we can solve some mysteries, too"

Only if you learn how to score...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:49 PM (7LY+6)

412 "Where does that leave poor Andy Devine?
With a pencil thin mustache?"

With a thong rind

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at February 17, 2018 08:49 PM (UdKB7)

413 Raining hard enough here on the 'Neck that I could use a good ship. Good to 'see' you Hroth.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2018 08:46 PM (zcT9k)


Rule 1: Never buy a house in the Neck that has a Plimsoll line on the water side!

Hope things are well with you! Been a while.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 08:49 PM (gwPgz)

414 I found this on IMDb about Beach Red:

Peter Bowman's uniquely constructed novel "Beach Red" was published in 1945, near the end of World War II. The book chronicles a US assault on a Japanese-held island in the Pacific and the subsequent advance of a four-man army recon patrol in the jungle, through the thoughts of one of its members. A contemporary review of the book stated the novel "looks like unrhymed verse, but . . . author Bowman stoutly insists (it) is 'sprung prose'." A modern-day reviewer accurately described the book as ". . . not a novel. It is a 61-page prose poem, organized in non-rhyming stanzas with varying numbers of lines in each stanza."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 08:50 PM (+y/Ru)

415 There's really no reading of Blade Runner where Dekkar's a replicant. That's my vote as I recently rewatch BR before, as prep, to see the horrible sequel.

Valerian>Blader Runner 2, the thing where robot girls give births

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:50 PM (V3U1L)

416 With Patrick McGoohan as the warden. He should have sent Rover after Clint when he escaped

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 08:47 PM (SiINZ)

Fred Ward too as one of the brothers.

I haven't heard of him in anything, but I watch almost zero television and almost nothing new in the way of movies.

Remo Williams was fun as hell and I'll fight anyone who says differently.

Tremors and Tremors II as well. The latter is absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:51 PM (4ErVI)

417 121
*Fosse hands*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 07:41 PM (qJtVm)



This has something to do with . . . Gorillas, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 08:52 PM (2K6fY)

418 DAck, big fan of Tremors but ain't never seen me no sequels. so what I'm reading is Tremors II is not shit?

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:52 PM (V3U1L)

419 Tonight on the Disney Channel:

Zombies (201
A zombie and a cheerleader work together to show the town of Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.


SJWs ruin everything.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:53 PM (EzdLW)

420 Where does that leave poor Andy Devine?"

With a pencil thin mustache?
Posted by: Anon a mouse
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He'll always have Froggy's Magic Twanger

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 08:53 PM (w1zJX)

421 I haven't seen it, but from a couple of links at Drudge, "Black Panther" is apparently the greatest movie evah.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

422 I enjoyed "Noble House" mini-series.

Posted by: russian wigs and machines for sale at February 17, 2018 08:53 PM (CL76w)

423 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly IS a prequel to the other two Man With No Name films. Because those two films are clearly in the post-Civil War West.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at February 17, 2018 08:54 PM (toi7g)

424 This has something to do with . . . Gorillas, right?"

El snort...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:54 PM (7LY+6)

425 Fred Ward too as one of the brothers.

I haven't heard of him in anything, but I watch almost zero television and almost nothing new in the way of movies.

Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 17, 2018 08:54 PM (IMacf)

426 One of my favorites is Heaven Knows, Mr Allison.

Robert Mitchum is a shipwrecked WWII GI. Deborah Kerr is a nun and last survivor of an island missionary. And then the Japs arrive.

It's a time capsule of old school gallantry.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:54 PM (pV/54)

427 Okay, underrated movies plus Paul Bettany gives you Legion, in which he is a defrocked Archangel Michael out to save humanity from the coming apocalypse.

Grilled cheez on cheezy bread and I always have to watch it when it's on the t.v.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (qJtVm)

428 "On one level, that information needs to get to the audience somehow, but
even with that in the mix, Deckard seems to know nothing of replicants ,
which is weird for a retired replicant killer."

Good point but he was supposedly resigned/retired/had quit for some indeterminate amount of time, during which the 6 model had been released. Bryant's expositional brief seems to indicate Deckard wasn't familiar with this upgrade (cuz he was one!!!11)

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (UW4Uc)

429 I haven't seen it, but from a couple of links at Drudge, "Black Panther" is apparently the greatest movie evah.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 08:53 PM (sdi6R)


And Ingraham is racissss bitch because she told basketball player to shutup and dribble.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (I+uRD)

430 The original novella of T

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (MqzWH)

431 427 Okay, underrated movies plus Paul Bettany gives you Legion, in which he is a defrocked Archangel Michael out to save humanity from the coming apocalypse.

Grilled cheez on cheezy bread and I always have to watch it when it's on the t.v.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (qJtVm)

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Dear me, did I hate that movie...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (Jj43a)

432 With a thong rind"

Or a telefunken U 47...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:56 PM (7LY+6)

433 Underrated: Attack Force Z.

Mel Gibson and some other Aussies land on a Jap occupied island in order to rescue some Jap diplomat or something.

They've got super cool submachine guns and proceed to wreak havoc on the Japanese occupiers.

There's a love story. And silencers. Almost everyone dies.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:56 PM (4ErVI)

434 I dunno if underrated but 50/50 and The Intern jerk my fucking tears. I was like 50/50 is supposed to be comedy so why make me cry?

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 08:56 PM (V3U1L)

435 Underrated:



"Dog Soldiers"



British special forces vs werewolves.
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (EzdLW)


Dude, no. I thought the SAS got eaten, the ones that survived were Territorials who were sent in as the bait.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 08:57 PM (2K6fY)

436 428 "On one level, that information needs to get to the audience somehow, but
even with that in the mix, Deckard seems to know nothing of replicants ,
which is weird for a retired replicant killer."

Good point but he was supposedly resigned/retired/had quit for some indeterminate amount of time, during which the 6 model had been released. Bryant's expositional brief seems to indicate Deckard wasn't familiar with this upgrade (cuz he was one!!!11)
Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (UW4Uc)

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I was under the impression that all replicants followed the rules laid out in that scene. At least, there's no real indication that the 5s get to live longer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:57 PM (Jj43a)

437 429: Thing is, fuckers don't dribble anymore. Lost art.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (KP5rU)

438 362
Went to movie theater first time saw Year of Living Dangerously, love that movie

first movie i remember seeing in the theater is Yellow Submarine. probably explains a lot about me.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (2//jc)

439 Robert Mitchum is a shipwrecked WWII GI. Deborah Kerr is a nun and last survivor of an island missionary. And then the Japs arrive.

It's a time capsule of old school gallantry.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 08:54 PM (pV/54)
***************

He had to die, he got into the habit.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (I+uRD)

440 Legion is so bad it's actually watchable. Kinda goes around the circle so far...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (7LY+6)

441 Dude, no. I thought the SAS got eaten, the ones that survived were Territorials who were sent in as the bait.
Posted by: Kindltot

======================

Ok, right. Still a good movie though.

"I hope I give you the sh*ts!"

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 08:59 PM (EzdLW)

442 Underrated: Attack Force Z.

Mel Gibson and some other Aussies land on a Jap occupied island in order to rescue some Jap diplomat or something.

They've got super cool submachine guns and proceed to wreak havoc on the Japanese occupiers.

There's a love story. And silencers. Almost everyone dies.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 08:56 PM (4ErVI)


Nothing says fuck you like a suppressed .45 caliber M3 grease gun.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (aMlLZ)

443 Thing is, fuckers don't dribble anymore. Lost art.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (KP5rU)



They do drool though

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (SiINZ)

444 437 429: Thing is, fuckers don't dribble anymore. Lost art.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (KP5rU)

*wipes chin*

What were you saying?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (NWiLs)

445 For me, it was the entire scene between Deckard and his boss.

On one level, that information needs to get to the audience somehow, but even with that in the mix, Deckard seems to know nothing of replicants , which is weird for a retired replicant killer.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:46 PM


For me, ambiguity regarding Deckard's status serves the the underlying theme(?) of the movie much, much better than having him be definitely a human or definitely a replicant. In fact, I don't know why, but I get a sense that Deckard suspects he might b e a replicant, but doesn't want to know the answer. I feel like that. The scene at the end where he picks up the paper unicorn seems to answer his doubts "Oh, shit. Great. Just great." But not ours, as we don't know exactly what it means. ... minus the unwanted dream sequence. Not sure if I'm making sense. But the ambiguity and mystery takes the movie up another level.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (qGuLD)

446 Underrated:

Exorcist III

George C. Scott, solid. Brad Dourif, very good performance. One shock scene involving a yuuuge pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (EzdLW)

447 RottenTomatoes critics give Black Panther 97%, which is higher than all the current Oscar nominees.

But viewers give it 74%, which is in line what most Marvel flicks get.

How to explain this?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)

448 It was a remake of an older British film in which they both survived but the male lead didn't know the female was a nun. They were separated at rescue, he searches for her till he finds her in a nunnery and she shows no love for him, barely acknowledges him, sends him away. Sadz.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (I+uRD)

449 440 Legion is so bad it's actually watchable. Kinda goes around the circle so far...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 08:58 PM (7LY+6)

It's a disjointed mess but I can't help but watch it if it shows up on TV.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

450 How to explain this?"

Things that make you go....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:02 PM (7LY+6)

451 Dear me, did I hate that movie...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:55 PM (Jj43a)
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It really is vile, isn't it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (qJtVm)

452 Now I remember my favorite Cornel Wilde film, a great underrated film, also a film that in 1974 I was convinced was the Bestest Movie Ever Made:

GARGOYLES!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

453 Okay, underrated movies plus Paul Bettany gives you Legion, in which he is a defrocked Archangel Michael out to save humanity from the coming apocalypse.

Grilled cheez on cheezy bread and I always have to watch it when it's on the t.v.
Posted by: All Hail Eris


Agreed. It's bad. But there is something there.

The intermediate fight scene should have been outside. Staging it inside the diner was kind of dumb.

OH and the TV show is dreck.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (KXVP7)

454 RottenTomatoes critics give Black Panther 97%, which is higher than all the current Oscar nominees.

But viewers give it 74%, which is in line what most Marvel flicks get.

How to explain this?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)


Racism. It should have 150% rating because

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (SiINZ)

455 446 Underrated:

Exorcist III

George C. Scott, solid. Brad Dourif, very good performance. One shock scene involving a yuuuge pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (EzdLW)

Heh yep I'll check that scene out on youtube from time to time and even though I know what is going to happen I still get the heebie jeebies.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (4ErVI)

456 I saw Kingdom of Heaven for the first time within the last month. It was the Roadshow edition (the Director's cut with an overture and and intermission). It was a very good movie.

I though Orlando Bloom was good in the lead role. And have never understood the hating on him generally.

I am also quite taken by the soundtrack. Does anyone know the story behind the Kingdom of Heaven "Recording Sessions" (apparently also called "Additional Tracks"" on Youtube? These are much longer than the soundtrack available for purchase on Amazon. Has anyone seen them for sale anywhere? Also, are there really five (as the Youtube commentary indicates)? At first I could find only 1, 3, and 4. Tonight I found 2 for the first time.

Posted by: NCC at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (MduyG)

457 How is Legion vs. The Prophecy on the bad apocalypse movie spectrum?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (y87Qq)

458 Now I remember my favorite Cornel Wilde film, a great underrated film, also a film that in 1974 I was convinced was the Bestest Movie Ever Made:

GARGOYLES!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

I remember that movie. That was killer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (aMlLZ)

459 447


Affirmative Action?

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (bjSMX)

460 426
One of my favorites is Heaven Knows, Mr Allison.



Robert Mitchum is a shipwrecked WWII GI. Deborah Kerr is a nun and
last survivor of an island missionary. And then the Japs arrive.



It's a time capsule of old school gallantry.

Posted by: Ignoramus

I want to eat Zombie Bob's Brains and then jump his bones...again!

Posted by: Zombie Joan Rivers at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (UZlUQ)

461 457 How is Legion vs. The Prophecy on the bad apocalypse movie spectrum?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (y87Qq)

Legion has the edge because guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 09:04 PM (NWiLs)

462 447 RottenTomatoes critics give Black Panther 97%, which is higher than all the current Oscar nominees.

But viewers give it 74%, which is in line what most Marvel flicks get.

How to explain this?

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The movie guy who writes this weekly column should do a thing about the Delta between critics review and normies' reviews. When there's a disparity...high critic, low audience and low critic, high audience.

Usually a big positive delta (high critic, low audience) means some whatfag shit that critics are forced to vitrual signal about on the pain of job loss. Or mumbo jumbo art shit about runaway ballerinas with palsy trying to teach red state normies about Che.

Black Panther, has been decided from on high, must be "important hit that symbolizes we're all black now" so maybe Black panterh isn't sliced bread but just another annoying, over-CGI shit show?

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (V3U1L)

463 How is Legion vs. The Prophecy on the bad apocalypse movie spectrum?
Posted by: hogmartin

Legion = Always Sunny
Prophecy = Arrested Development

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (+Tibp)

464 457. You shut your whore mouth! Anything with Walken is automatically the greatest in its genre.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (fA1SL)

465 454 RottenTomatoes critics give Black Panther 97%, which is higher than all the current Oscar nominees.

But viewers give it 74%, which is in line what most Marvel flicks get.

How to explain this?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)

Because your average film critic is a left wing wanker.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (NWiLs)

466
GARGOYLES!!!

Svengoolie had that one

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 09:06 PM (IqV8l)

467 IMO the movie industry is ripe for disruption. The difficulty lies in their ability to incorporate and internalize disruptive influences - no matter how out-of-the-mainstream you are, the machine has a way of bringing you into the fold and commoditizing your artistic vision.

To really change how Hollywood works, to modify the structure that is upstream from politics, the industry must be destroyed via an attack at the business model level.

Prospectus to follow.

Posted by: Motionview at February 17, 2018 09:06 PM (pYQR/)

468 "I was under the impression that all replicants followed the rules laid
out in that scene. At least, there's no real indication that the 5s get
to live longer."

Don't trust my memory on this because it's been a few years but between the prologue crawl and the briefing, the Nexus 6 seem harder to detect because and more dangerous, but also have that 4 year shelf life.

Rachel is the exception but as Tyrell says, she's just an experiment...so apart from the ability to bear young (and Deckard's!!!!11) she was a Nexus 7 or whatever because the guy in the archives (new movie) says her genetic code was unremarkable. By that time, she was old tech.

Purest speculation:

I like to think both Rachel and Deckard were indeed designed by Tyrell to be and do what they did...Rachel to be more human than human and to be attracted to Deckard...Deckard to be top secret memory-implanted insurance policy against inevitable rogue Nexus 6s who human cops couldn't hope to handle (with Bryant and Gaff knowing what Deckard was the whole time). The added twist with the new movie is that both Deckard and Rachel were capable of reproduction...both were Tyrell's last magic trick.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:06 PM (UW4Uc)

469 I actually knew a guy who was in Gargoyles - he was usually an extra, and he got lucky. He was the gargoyle that got run over by the truck, he said the one great speaking line he had in his movie career was when he got to go "aaaauuuuhhhhhh" as he looked up and died.

sic transit gloria.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

470 Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)

I'm surprised that critics % wasn't 100%. You can count on them giving any SJW approved film a higher percentage than it deserves.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (2DOZq)

471 456
I am also quite taken by the soundtrack. Does anyone know the story behind the Kingdom of Heaven "Recording Sessions" (apparently also called "Additional Tracks"" on Youtube? These are much longer than the soundtrack available for purchase on Amazon. Has anyone seen them for sale anywhere? Also, are there really five (as the Youtube commentary indicates)? At first I could find only 1, 3, and 4. Tonight I found 2 for the first time.
Posted by: NCC at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (MduyG)

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I've listened to that.

There are parts of it that make me think that it was something captured straight from a consumer version of the movie by someone with some sophisticated audio equipment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (Jj43a)

472 430 That post got away from me. Take 2 . . .

The original novella The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance[\i] was written by Dorothy M. Johnson, the only female western author I can think of. (Anybody know any others?) She also wrote The Hangin' Tree[\i], which became one of Gary Cooper's last movies, and A Man Called Horse.

Incidentally, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was first published complete in the September 1949 issue of . . . Cosmopolitan. It took up most of the issue.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (MqzWH)

473 . You shut your whore mouth! Anything with Walken is automatically the greatest in its genre.


Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM


Hahaha! Agreed. Prohecy is good. Great cast. Great Walken.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (qGuLD)

474 Legion = Always Sunny
Prophecy = Arrested Development
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (+Tibp)


erm... how would you express that to someone who's never seen either show?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (y87Qq)

475 The director's cut of Legend is much better than the theatrical version. Tim Curry gets more screen time and the story flows better.

Posted by: Fist of Khonshu at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (JFeqO)

476 If memory serves, Gargoyles (1972?) is all the more impressive because it was made for TV. Those were the days.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (UW4Uc)

477 Brattleboro is proud to announce that along with the WE Love our Presdent of Color Day Parade" we will also be celebrating /helping Gay and lesbian Dogs and cats. Come on by and join to help these beautiful animals....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 17, 2018 09:07 PM (hqQ+Q)

478 Boy, did I mess up the italics on that last post! Sorry, folks . . .

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (MqzWH)

479 462
The movie guy who writes this weekly column should do a thing about the Delta between critics review and normies' reviews. When there's a disparity...high critic, low audience and low critic, high audience.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (V3U1L)

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I actually did.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (Jj43a)

480 It was a remake of an older British film in which they both survived but the male lead didn't know the female was a nun. They were separated at rescue, he searches for her till he finds her in a nunnery and she shows no love for him, barely acknowledges him, sends him away. Sadz.

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I have seen that or one very like it. Don't rememef the name or stars or anything.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (+y/Ru)

481 Black Panther, fuck that. Saw that asshole in Forrest Gump. That was enough.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (KP5rU)

482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford voiceover? I find it dreadful. Ford sounds like he's barely interested, like someone just shoved a piece of paper in his face and said, "Read this." Ford later claimed he was doing it poorly intentionally so it wouldn't be used. (Whether he was telling the truth, I don't know.) The stunning visuals and story overcome it though.

Generally speaking, I find "director's cuts" to be worse than the theatrical release. Directors tend to think that every frame of film is essential to their "artistic vision", which just means a longer film with needless scenes wisely cut by a producer. For the classic artiste, a director's cut might be eight hours long.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (rft/I)

483 The movie guy who writes this weekly column should do a thing about the Delta between critics review and normies' reviews. When there's a disparity...high critic, low audience and low critic, high audience.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:05 PM (V3U1L)

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I actually did.
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NICE

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (V3U1L)

484 Legion had vampires so it gets an automatic 10% added to its overall rating.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (2DOZq)

485 erm... how would you express that to someone who's never seen either show?
Posted by: hogmartin

Both good in their way. Legion is edgier. Prophecy is better scripted and of course has Walken.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (+Tibp)

486 How is Legion vs. The Prophecy on the bad apocalypse movie spectrum?
Posted by: hogmartin


The Prophecy is very dated. Bad 90's direction and slower than it should have been, but still an interesting flick.

Legion is CGI overload with obvious low-budget sets.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (KXVP7)

487 The War Lover - Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner

Big argument and Wagner punches McQueen hard on the chin. McQueen smiles and says - pretty good, not in my league but pretty good.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (I+uRD)

488 But viewers give it 74%, which is in line what most Marvel flicks get.

How to explain this?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)

Racism. It should have 150% rating because

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 09:03 PM (SiINZ)


It should be 50 points ahead!

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar channeling Hillary at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (gwPgz)

489 Nice Italicans.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (KP5rU)

490 Dynamite Dan to the frying pan.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (IqV8l)

491 One of the dissenting 3% RT critics on Black Panther was true to his roots, saying essentially "too much exposition, not enough blowing up shit."

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (pV/54)

492 The Italicans are coming!

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (g4lFK)

493 YouTube has "Gargoyles" (don't know if it is the CAV letterbox director's cut).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:10 PM (qJtVm)

494 482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford voiceover?

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Guillermo del Toro loves it for some reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (Jj43a)

495 Ah, an embarreling...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (7LY+6)

496 Palpatine, tell me again about Balls of Fury?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (2K6fY)

497 Stare long into the italicized Barrel, and the Barrel stares back into you.

Posted by: The italicized Barrel at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (UW4Uc)

498 The Italicans are coming!

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 09:09 PM (g4lFK)



Wait, there's a Sofia Loren movie thread?

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar channeling Hillary at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (gwPgz)

499
I just wish he kept making movies.

I don't mind directors who take their time between projects, but this is getting ridiculous.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 08:27 PM (Jj43a)

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talk about black listing people:

The guy who made Red Dawn got serious blacklisted. I saw the documentary on him...he was a ballsy dude who could have redefined cinema but no..red dawn made liberal super sad and he lost all the work.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (V3U1L)

500 482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford voiceover?
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That was the first version I saw, and I thought it gave a noir gumshoe feel to the flick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (qJtVm)

501 I wonder what the Double Feature is tonight in The Barrel.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2018 09:12 PM (4ErVI)

502 speaking v non speaking movie characters.

I always giggle when I see a character with a one word, or one line speaking part. I read somewhere that a non speaking part makes you an unskilled extra. Having even one word of dialog makes you an actor and it pays better.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:12 PM (roQNm)

503 that italics episode was spectacular

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:12 PM (bjSMX)

504 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:12 PM (roQNm)

Yeah that's the 'scale' you hear actors talk about.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

505 I liked Gods of Egypt. Cheesy fun, a superhero movie for people who hate superhero movies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 09:13 PM (/qEW2)

506 It all depends if you have seen the original at the movies, seems to me..

That is your base. I saw the theatrical release of Bladerunner in a test screening.. I'm a SciFi guy.. I loved it.. I have no idea why people are so put off by the narration.. could stuff have been explained another way? Sure.. I had no problem with the narration..

And.. it begs the question.. People who have seen the narration version.. they already knew the background when they saw the non-narrated versions.. would they have grasped the background without having the prior knowledge the narrated version provided? I highly doubt it.

The narrated version hearkens back to detective movies from the 40's.. I actually like that.. dirty and gritty..

We saw the new sequel in theater last fall.. meh..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 17, 2018 09:13 PM (5tSKk)

507 499
The guy who made Red Dawn got serious blacklisted. I saw the documentary on him...he was a ballsy dude who could have redefined cinema but no..red dawn made liberal super sad and he lost all the work.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (V3U1L)

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I need to reach both movies before I do, but I'm planning a post that compares Dr Strangelove to Red Dawn. Both are cold war paranoia movies, but one of considered prescient and the other is considered insane.

Neither actually ended up coming true, and yet the impression of both remains. It's interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:13 PM (Jj43a)

508 Found IN LIKE FLINT or OUR MAN FLINT or whatever a few weeks ago at Goodwill for a buck. Always like Coburn but the flick was tedious and awful, even as campy spoof (or spoofy camp).

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (UW4Uc)

509 I've watched two movies in the theater in the last eight years, and I'm not going to break pattern for Black Panther, but I'll watch it when it hits TV screens.

And while I suspect it will be relatively enjoyable, I imagine critics feel obliged to oversell it as it due to the bizarre societal consensus that it apparently marks some pivotal moment in Black History or something. (Likely an unfair comparison, but the glowing reviews of the lady Ghoestbusters shitstorm are pathetic.)

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (rft/I)

510 The guy who made Red Dawn got serious blacklisted. I saw the documentary on him...he was a ballsy dude who could have redefined cinema but no..red dawn made liberal super sad and he lost all the work.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (V3U1L)
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John Milius made some of my favorite films: Conan, the Wind and the Lion, and The Rough Riders.

Word is that John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski was basically Milius.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (qJtVm)

511 my son and I watched Blood Simple for the first time this week. creepy.

super creepy

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (bjSMX)

512 Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:11 PM (V3U1L)


Seriously my good man, a good movie must have propaganda at its very core, we can't be giving the peasants ideas or hope, now can we!

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 09:15 PM (gwPgz)

513 509 I've watched two movies in the theater in the last eight years, and I'm not going to break pattern for Black Panther, but I'll watch it when it hits TV screens.

And while I suspect it will be relatively enjoyable, I imagine critics feel obliged to oversell it as it due to the bizarre societal consensus that it apparently marks some pivotal moment in Black History or something. (Likely an unfair comparison, but the glowing reviews of the lady Ghoestbusters shitstorm are pathetic.)
Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (rft/I)

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They've all forgotten the existence of the movie Blade, as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:15 PM (Jj43a)

514 I was drunk, Joan.

Posted by: Zombie Robert Mitchum at February 17, 2018 09:15 PM (UZlUQ)

515 That was the first version I saw, and I thought it gave a noir gumshoe feel to the flick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris
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Yup.. I don't understand people who don't "get" it.. go back and watch gumshoe movies like some of Bogie's from the 40's

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 17, 2018 09:15 PM (5tSKk)

516 Fucking Nihilists!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:16 PM (KP5rU)

517 We talked about Borgnine but has anyone watched Marty?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:16 PM (2DOZq)

518 wonder what the Double Feature is tonight in The Barrel"

Science fiction?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:17 PM (7LY+6)

519 recent movies for me:
Valerian. Good job. Like the fifth element but with too much CGI everywhere. So things look less real. The lead dude is the skinny kid from Chronicle who talked like Keanu REevees in Cure for Wellness and now talks like Lance from Portlandia in Valerian.

Only the Brave. about what you'd expect from a movie about something that really sucks happening to a bunch of heroic alpha males.

Thank you for your service. SEe the above comment but not as enjoyable.

It: I don't know, I'm odd I enjoyed it. All the 80's stuff was great. I've never seen any version or read anything about this book, so it was a great surprise.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:17 PM (V3U1L)

520 yes, I've seen Marty. It's an effective heartstrings tugger.

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:17 PM (bjSMX)

521 482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford voiceover?

I love the voiceover. 'Course I also think the special effects in the BBC Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series were about perfect.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 09:18 PM (2//jc)

522 Always been largely indifferent to Blade Runner narration version. Adds a slightly different tone overall but doesn't change the substance of it for me. Can't recall how many decades it's been since I've seen that version, come to think of it.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:18 PM (UW4Uc)

523 I liked Gods of Egypt. Cheesy fun, a superhero movie for people who hate superhero movies.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


It's kind of ok in a weird CGI dumpster fire way.

I thought I was going to loath it, but it completed its mission nonetheless.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2018 09:18 PM (KXVP7)

524 Wide-screen italics.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 09:18 PM (y3sT9)

525 and I'm of the age where I snuck into briefly catch a glance of red dawn in the movies and it was my favorite thing as a teenager. I had no idea there was a thing about it or anything.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (V3U1L)

526 511 my son and I watched Blood Simple for the first time this week. creepy.

super creepy
Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (bjSMX)


I really need to see the whole thing. I remember seeing part of it long ago when I had cable. The part where a guy was trying to clean up a murder scene was simultaneously cringe-inducing and side-splitting hilarious. That made me a Coen fan for life.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (sdi6R)

527 508
Found IN LIKE FLINT or OUR MAN FLINT or whatever a few weeks ago at Goodwill for a buck.

How do you feel about The President's Analyst?

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (2//jc)

528 They've all forgotten the existence of the movie Blade, as well."

Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine....?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (7LY+6)

529 523 I liked Gods of Egypt. Cheesy fun, a superhero movie for people who hate superhero movies.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

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yeah, I commented above too. It's the definition of under-rated. critics hated it. I don't know if it made money. But you know...good job. a fun take on a long forgotten part of huyman history

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (V3U1L)

530 Two movies come to mind:

Donnie Darko. The theatrical cut is flawed, but it moves well, and gives a nice sense of mystery and uneasiness.

The Director's Cut is longer, and feels much longer yet. The director tries to explain his mysteries with pseudo-intellectual suede-o philosophy, and ends up replacing mystery with Stoner Goth Hallmark-Card College Larded Pretentious Dumbf*ckery.

The other movie: Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." Peckinpah gave up on the editing, either out of pique at the studio or because he needed to f*ck that sh*t and drink even more heavily.

There is an audience-preview version, the shorter theatrical cut, the TV-edit cut (with scenes not in the previous), and a later cut by a Peckinpah biographer who tried to put all the best bits together.

Of these, each one hits different highs and has different maddening holes. Events and rather major plot points change, James Coburn gets harder or more subtle, and the blank slate that is Kristofferson gets shaken like an Etch-a-Sketch.

With the various available scenes and footage it would be a great movie of which to make your own edit.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 09:20 PM (b0FHX)

531 I love the voiceover. 'Course I also think the special effects in the BBC Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series were about perfect.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 09:18 PM (2//jc)
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I don't give a dingo's kidneys about CGI - give me basic practical effects any day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:20 PM (qJtVm)

532 Well to be honest, if Harrison Ford is doing voiceovers, he isn't flying.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:20 PM (KP5rU)

533 Always been largely indifferent to Blade Runner"

That's my take.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:21 PM (7LY+6)

534 John Milius made some of my favorite films: Conan, the Wind and the Lion, and The Rough Riders.
Word is that John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski was basically Milius."

I agree with you on all of those movies, Milius is a favorite of mine as well. That's hilarious, the idea that Walter Sobchak was John Milius.

Milius also wrote the script for Jeremiah Johnson, although Sydney Pollack directed it. Milius did Heroism better than anybody.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:21 PM (V2Yro)

535 Both of Adam Carolla's movies are very underrated.

The Hammer

Road Hard

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:21 PM (2DOZq)

536 Conan is another where a great villain makes the movie.

Posted by: geoffb at February 17, 2018 09:22 PM (zOpu5)

537 Dark City deserves more credit than it gets, as does 13th Floor, which is not perfect and could do without a lot of the snarky detective but is more thought-provoking than The Matrix.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:22 PM (UW4Uc)

538 John Milius made some of my favorite films: Conan, the Wind and the Lion, and The Rough Riders.
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yeah, my girlfriends get my patented "Intro to real movies made before every sucks shit, like right now"

milius is on the coursework just like comparing and contrasting 80-90's awesome works of art versus soulless corporate remakes that miss the point.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:22 PM (V3U1L)

539

The narration is mostly exposition that isn't needed and spoon feeding about characters. Yes, it works in a noir tone, but I disagree that the movie is best served with touch. It diminishes the movie.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 09:22 PM (qGuLD)

540 underrated: morons from outer space

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (2//jc)

541 Wait, there's a Sofia Loren movie thread?

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar
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Boy on a Dolphin
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (I+uRD)

542 How to explain this?
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:01 PM (pV/54)

Lenfilm is not dead.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (EoRCO)

543 482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford voiceover? I find it dreadful. Ford sounds like he's barely interested, like someone just shoved a piece of paper in his face and said, "Read this." Ford later claimed he was doing it poorly intentionally so it wouldn't be used. (Whether he was telling the truth, I don't know.) The stunning visuals and story overcome it though.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (rft/I)

++++

I am one of those people. I like the International version best. It is basically the original US theatrical release, but with a bit more violence and gore included.

Yes, Dekkard sounds disaffected and disinterested in the narration. But, that is in keeping with the Film Noir detective flicks from the 30s and 40s. Think Humphrey Bogart doing his bit. And, Blade Runner as an old fashioned detective movie, set in the 21st century, was a great setup for a film. I still prefer it to this day, not because I need the info in the narration, but because it helps with the tone of the movie.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (pvjTE)

544 Listen to this and you will be carried off into the world of Hitchhikers Guide, BBC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG40elYiFmM

I still can't believe that's an Eagles song.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:24 PM (V2Yro)

545 Wait, there's a Sofia Loren movie thread? "

Waiting to bust out...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:24 PM (7LY+6)

546 Exorcist III

George C. Scott, solid. Brad Dourif, very good performance. One shock scene involving a yuuuge pair of scissors.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 09:00 PM (EzdLW)


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The long shot down a hallway where a ghost appears behind someone? I thought it was a giant knife, or sword.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 09:24 PM (/qEW2)

547 Wait, there's a Sofia Loren movie thread?

Posted by: SJW Hrothgar
***********************

Boy on a Dolphin
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (I+uRD)



Marriage Italian Style

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 09:24 PM (SiINZ)

548 As for Brad Pitt. Among others I liked him in "Meet Joe Black" and "Snatch" and two more different characters he plays.

Posted by: geoffb at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM (zOpu5)

549 And cable and the networks must hate Carolla because they never show his movies . And they would be comparably inexpensive to run.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM (2DOZq)

550 Okay, underrated movies plus Paul Bettany gives you Legion, in which he is a defrocked Archangel Michael out to save humanity from the coming apocalypse.

Grilled cheez on cheezy bread and I always have to watch it when it's on the t.v.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage


Did you ever see "The Horn Blows at Midnight"
with Jack Benny ?

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM (bJ8oh)

551 Always been largely indifferent to Blade Runner"

That's my take.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:21 PM

#metoo. I've seen highlight reels, and the trailer(s) but have not seen either of the movies.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM (roQNm)

552
How do you feel about The President's Analyst?
Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM


Has to be remade with the evil entity being Google rather than The Phone Company.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 09:26 PM (IqV8l)

553 The War Lover - Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner

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I quite liked the novel and felt the movie didn't do it justice. Trivia: Michael Crawford, famous for Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals like Phantom of the Opera, was a minor character, one of the crewmen of The Body.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 09:26 PM (+y/Ru)

554 Did you ever see "The Horn Blows at Midnight"
with Jack Benny ?

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM (bJ8oh)



I think there was a joke on the Benny radio show that his movies were so bad they only places that could play them were funeral homes and the corpses walked out on them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 09:26 PM (SiINZ)

555 Dark City is the best movie ever made that ends with the main character and the main baddie floating in the air shooting psychic energy beams at each other with their minds.

I like it a lot. But it's the kind of movie where my wife walks in and asks "why do you watch movies like that???"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:26 PM (V2Yro)

556 speaking of an overrrated movie...Get Out sucked balls. But I understand that the critics wet their pants over it

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:26 PM (V3U1L)

557 Hey everybody. Sigh, late to the movie thread again. :-)

TJM, interesting you brought up Blade Runner tonight. Two nights ago I was going to watch BR2049 with my bro-in-law, but I realized I hadn't seen any of the short films that take place between the original 1982 film and 2049, which supposedly help 'explain' the plot of 2049. So we watched those... *and* the "Blade Runner 101" special features which also helped explain things.

Long story short, between the film and the extra material described above, we ended up with about 3 hours of film to watch, and neither of us were up to that. So after the special features, we watched the first hour of BR2049, then paused once Ryan Gosling crash-lands in a pile of junk in San Diego.

Hoping to watch the last 90-or-so minutes with him in a week or so.

I also want to watch the director's cut of Das Boot, but oh man... it's almost *4* hours long. That will probably have to be a two-parter as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (eMKNe)

558 Oh, I've seen the first. Several times. Still comes across as a mess...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (7LY+6)

559 OK, not a movie, but entertainment...we have Netflix for a month and that "Orange is the New Black" is hysterical.

I thought it would be a lot of leftist tropes, but to me it parodies that stuff. It's funny and dark at the same time, not at all what I expected.

Posted by: Farmer at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (yJ1e6)

560 simultaneously cringe-inducing and side-splitting hilarious.

rickl, i saw the absurdity in it, and it made us both shake our heads, but I just don't get it. To me, it was really well shot, modern noir, and I valued it, enjoyed it for that.

but i saw nothing funny about it. Now, Brother, Where Art Thou? I laughed a LOT at that movie. but not Blood Simple.

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (bjSMX)

561 Dark City?!?

SHUT IT DOWN!
FOREVER!!!

Posted by: Creepy Ass Old Guy at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (UZlUQ)

562 As far as bad apocalyptic movies, anyone remember Schwarzenegger's End of Days? The apocalypse happens in 1999, because you remove the one, turn it upside down ...

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (/qEW2)

563 Did you ever see "The Horn Blows at Midnight"
with Jack Benny ?
Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:25 PM


Jack occasionally had it mocked on his TV show as being a bomb.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (IqV8l)

564 511 my son and I watched Blood Simple for the first time this week. creepy.

super creepy

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:14 PM (bjSMX)

++++

Love that film. M. Emmett Walsh is a great character actor. And that music when he is removing that knife from his hand. Hilarious.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (pvjTE)

565 I do have my own particular 'edits' of films.

For instance,, I like to show young children 'The Lion King' and turn it off after the Father Lion dies, and tell them that is how it ends.

This also works -- of course -- with Bambi, by turning it off after Bambi's mother dies. The End.

Do not ask me where I find the young children.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (b0FHX)

566 557
I also want to watch the director's cut of Das Boot, but oh man... it's almost *4* hours long. That will probably have to be a two-parter as well.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (eMKNe)

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That's nothing.

I just downloaded a 6 hour long silent movie about Napoleon.

I'm, like, super stoked. No kidding.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (Jj43a)

567 Movies that, for me, will probably have to be two-parters:

- Once Upon a Time in America
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Ben-Hur (saw it so long ago, don't remember much of it)
- Das Boot, director's cut
- Exodus

... and probably a few others.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (eMKNe)

568 "meet Joe Black" is another movie where the long version actually makes a lot more sense - it makes the business plot a lot more believable.

and I can't explain it, but Claire Forlani in that particular movie becomes the most beautiful girl that ever lived. At least to me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:29 PM (V2Yro)

569 Das Boot is a Sandra Fluke flick. Sausages hanging all over that damn sub. Stupid Germans.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:29 PM (KP5rU)

570 John Wayne though shot the bad guy from the shadows instead of confronting him face to face. I do find something wrong with that.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 08:07 PM (2DOZq)

John Wayne shot Liberty from the shadows because he loved Hallie and Hallie loved Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 09:29 PM (DAdSz)

571 TJM, hey, I have the Criterion of Shoah. 9 hours long. ;-)

At Amazon, most reviewers recommend watching 1-2 hours at a time over the course of 4-5 nights.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:29 PM (eMKNe)

572 Donnie Darko. The theatrical cut is flawed, but it moves well, and gives a nice sense of mystery and uneasiness.

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I liked that movie. It didn't make hell of a lot of sense . . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (+y/Ru)

573
I just downloaded a 6 hour long silent movie about Napoleon.

I'm, like, super stoked. No kidding.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM (Jj43a)
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Is that the one Coppola restored? I always wanted to see that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (qJtVm)

574 I think there was a joke on the Benny radio show that his movies were so bad they only places that could play them were funeral homes and the corpses walked out on them

I really liked that flick.

Benny and Sinatra were kibitzing on some show and Sinatra said " Yeah you had "The Horn Blows at Midnite and I had "The Kissing Bandit""

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (bJ8oh)

575 My thought was that Rachel and Deckard would have been human with implanted memories. Rachel as a prototype, and Deckard as operational. This would have been for exporting people to the outworlds , and pre-training for the replicants.

It wouldn't have to be though. Dick's works went around two poles, one is the question about when you play with reality how do you tell when you have stopped; the other is about alienation and anomie in society. Deckard could have been completely divorced from his humanity by the role he played in hunting down and killing replicants, and become more attached to his prey than his peers and superiors who he found to be vile, corrupt and alien.

In the original book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Deckard becomes more and more alienated from his family, society and humanity, and becomes more attached to the androids he hunts. Oddly the android girl rejects the artificiality and Deckard. But there is also the question about creating android animals to replace the ones destroyed, and there is a question about how to tell the difference.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (2K6fY)

576 That's nothing.

I just downloaded a 6 hour long silent movie about Napoleon.

I'm, like, super stoked. No kidding.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:28 PM


The Abel Gance movie?

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (qGuLD)

577 I just downloaded a 6 hour long silent movie about Napoleon"

Napoleon?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (7LY+6)

578 TJM, is the movie you describe, the Abel Dance edition of Napoleon, that came out in (I believe) 1927?

Interesting things I know Gance did with that movie, including projecting *3* images at once onto a CinemaScope-style screen. Was supposedly way ahead of its time cinematically and in other ways. I'd like to see that too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)

579 Why doesn't anyone ever visit me?

Posted by: Shell Beach at February 17, 2018 09:31 PM (UZlUQ)

580 I think voiceover is generally bad (especially when used throughout a movie) as it's an admission that the actual movie is doing an inadequate job of telling the story. My favorite use of voiceover is probably Sunset Blvd, mostly because of how it pays off with the ending.

But regardless of the value of voiceover to Blade Runner, Ford's flat, emotionless delivery feels like someone reading a phone book. One might counter it fits his "dehumanization" or something, but I think it's just an actor doing something he's told to do, but doesn't want to do.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:31 PM (rft/I)

581 Suggest a future thread on composers.

Zimmer v Williams v Morricone v Vangelis v Herrmann v Korngold.

It's where classical music went to hide out.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (pV/54)

582 6 hour long silent movie about Napoleon?

What's he doing playing chess?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (88xKn)

583 Exodus

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Exodus II: This Time It's 1967

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (+y/Ru)

584 Donnie Darko. The theatrical cut is flawed, but it moves well, and gives a nice sense of mystery and uneasiness.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 09:20 PM (b0FHX)


I should have loved this on paper (saw the theatrical version) but absolutely got nothing out of it.* Best I can describe it is that while, say, Primer is completely impenetrable unless you draw up your own cross-indexed archive of wtf is happening, all you need to figure it out it is in the movie. It doesn't make things easy at all, but everything's right there, just out of order and in the wrong timeline. Donnie Darko, I didn't get the impression that it was meant to be discussed and figured out, you just cheat and skip to the answers at the back of the book because you'll never get it on your own.

* I have to admit that "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion" is one of the top five lines of all time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (y87Qq)

585 "Brother Where Art Thou" is one of my favorite movies, and one I can watch over and over - but that's because I love the music, and that movie is all about the Music.

I read that the Coen Bros asked T Bone Burnett to put together a musical set, songs he wanted to use, gave him the runtime they wanted. Then they worked their script around and wrote the scenes to fit the soundtrack that T Bone Burnett had already given them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (V2Yro)

586 yeah, blade runner has the thing that a lot of old movies have. It's shorter than you think. It's really kind of a goof, since the main point of the plot is that everyone left on earth is kind of a loser. LA has been taken over by diversity because everyone left. People talk a mishmash of languages. There's ads everywhere. the cops don't really care. There are super rich people that live in super pyramid cities but they're mostly too old to go on space journeys to sex planets.

The final scene between dekker and rutger made no damn sence as harrison should have died a few dozen times climbing over the side of a wet building. no robot is that dumb. no human either, for that matter.

There's really no reading of Dekker as a replicant and I don't even think that's a point of interest for the director in either cut. Harrison Ford is just goofing around and gets called in to check out the latest sex robot who doesn't know she's a sex robot and he falls for her like a chump.

But they survive and run oft to go live in Oregon...which I assume no one wants to live in anymore because it has yucky trees.

I saw BR recently and I can't remember if it was the DC or OG cut but who cares.

As for origiami...The origami guy came by Harrison's place to look for the robot sex girl he fell in love with and may have done a solid by looking the other way.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:33 PM (V3U1L)

587 Anonosaurus, that would work as a comedy.

Egyptian Military General: "Whaddaya mean we don't have an air force anymore?!?!?" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:33 PM (eMKNe)

588 568 totally agree, Claire was stunning in that movie but then she wasn*t seen in anything again. Did she get Weinsteined?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 09:33 PM (DAdSz)

589 576
The Abel Gance movie?
Posted by: otho at February 17, 2018 09:30 PM (qGuLD)

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Yup.

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578 TJM, is the movie you describe, the Abel Dance edition of Napoleon, that came out in (I believe) 1927?

Interesting things I know Gance did with that movie, including projecting *3* images at once onto a CinemaScope-style screen. Was supposedly way ahead of its time cinematically and in other ways. I'd like to see that too.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)

======

See what I mean by super stoked?

I had never heard of it until a few days ago (shame on me), but I jumped at it as soon as I could.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 17, 2018 09:33 PM (Jj43a)

590 I have Blade Runner and The Final Cut (and 2049), but prefer the theatrical release cuz the visceral reaction to new material occurs only once. Too often the director's cut is a vanity exercise where one can see the gears whirring. I'm a sap for Ridley too, as Executive Producer he has an array of film & TV in the pipeline for 2018 & 2019.

The Matrix came pretty close to pulling off the sequel hat trick.

I always thought it odd that Lean cast Peggy Ashcroft in "A Passage to India" just two years after her turn as Barbie Batchelor in "The Jewel in the Crown", which was the jewel in the production, although Tim Piggot-Smith was a close second. I recently binge rewatched the series and it holds up very well...and I still detest
Ronald Merrick.



Posted by: Shanks for ther memory at February 17, 2018 09:34 PM (TdCQk)

591 for some reason, Donnie Darko made Jake G sexy. He was some kind of wholesome, until he did DD.

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:34 PM (bjSMX)

592 John Wayne shot Liberty from the shadows because he loved Hallie and Hallie loved Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at


I was gonna reply to that, but you stated it more succinctly. Nice going, and thanks.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:34 PM (bJ8oh)

593 If you're going to see Black Panther don't forget to show up early to help register more Dems to vote.

Giving your dollars to leftwing Hollywood isn't enough.

Get active!

Posted by: SHEP at February 17, 2018 09:34 PM (MAstk)

594 I don't know whether the Night Of The Living Dead special edition thingy that I bought my superfan wife equals the variety of the Blade Runner package, but there sure were a lot of DVDs in there.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:35 PM (Vb4BV)

595 543
482 Wait. There are people who actually LOVE the Harrison Ford Ford
voiceover? I find it dreadful. Ford sounds like he's barely interested,
like someone just shoved a piece of paper in his face and said, "Read
this." Ford later claimed he was doing it poorly intentionally so it
wouldn't be used. (Whether he was telling the truth, I don't know.) The
stunning visuals and story overcome it though.



Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:08 PM (rft/I)



++++



I am one of those people. I like the International version best. It
is basically the original US theatrical release, but with a bit more
violence and gore included.



Yes, Dekkard sounds disaffected and disinterested in the narration.
But, that is in keeping with the Film Noir detective flicks from the 30s
and 40s. Think Humphrey Bogart doing his bit. And, Blade Runner as an
old fashioned detective movie, set in the 21st century, was a great
setup for a film. I still prefer it to this day, not because I need the
info in the narration, but because it helps with the tone of the movie.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 09:23 PM (pvjTE)


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Me too. It falls flat only in Roy Batty's death scene. Delete it there and the movie is perfect as is.

Posted by: Jackal at February 17, 2018 09:35 PM (o3+fQ)

596 Damn. I'm gone for a few hours and you go from 50 comments to 590. Ya'll have been busy!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 09:35 PM (dUJdY)

597 I don't know about director's cuts, but Paul Verhoeven ought to be handcuffed to a tree, and have his balls pulled off by a chain hoist rigged to the next tree over, for Starship Troopers.

Posted by: Monty James at February 17, 2018 09:35 PM (gKOMX)

598 597: Newsletter?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:36 PM (KP5rU)

599 also, yeah, I rewatched BR with an eye towards "is he a robot" and told cowatcher with virgin BR eyes to keep an eye out for that too. Consensus is "what wishcasting is this?"

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:36 PM (V3U1L)

600 As for origiami...The origami guy came by Harrison's place to look for the robot sex girl he fell in love with and may have done a solid by looking the other way.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:33 PM (V3U1L)
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This is what I think too. Gaff left an origami to let Decker know that he visited but would turn a blind eye should they try to escape. That he could waste the lovers but chose not to.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 09:37 PM (qJtVm)

601 Tom, I agree with you about Brother being all about the music. The comedy, though, hit me where I live. I laughed myself silly at that movie. I still smile when I think of that frog in the guy's clothes, and the 'roll-top desk' at the end.

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:37 PM (bjSMX)

602 596 Damn. I'm gone for a few hours and you go from 50 comments to 590. Ya'll have been busy!
Posted by: Jewells45 at Febr

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sleeet, flu. cabin fever.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:37 PM (V3U1L)

603 I think voiceover is generally bad

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I love Sam Elliott's voiceover in The Big Lebowski, "But sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Aw. I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, hell. I've done introduced him enough."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 09:37 PM (+y/Ru)

604 I had never heard of it until a few days ago "

That's the quintessential "image" of Napoleon...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:38 PM (7LY+6)

605 John Wayne shot Liberty from the shadows because he loved Hallie and Hallie loved Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: Cheriebebe


I love The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, though the post-climactic denouement could have been wrapped up more quickly (or perhaps omitted altogether).

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:38 PM (rft/I)

606 I read that the Coen Bros asked T Bone Burnett to put together a musical set, songs he wanted to use, gave him the runtime they wanted. Then they worked their script around and wrote the scenes to fit the soundtrack that T Bone Burnett had already given them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:32 PM (V2Yro)


Amazing, on both counts. The music is great, but so are the characters, and the acting, and the story arc, and the cinematography. It's hard to do "madcap" without inspiring a few eyerolls along the way, but this was just perfect.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:38 PM (Vb4BV)

607 I've read the producers were so unhappy with Harrison Ford's narration when they forced him to do it, they begged and/or tried to force him to do more takes of it, which he absolutely refused.

I'd bet Ford's deliberately poor performance is one of the things that inspired Ridley Scott to tinker with the cut of BR, so that the narration wasn't necessary anymore and the movie could be better constructed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:38 PM (eMKNe)

608 I don't know about director's cuts, but Paul Verhoeven ought to be handcuffed to a tree, and have his balls pulled off by a chain hoist rigged to the next tree over, for Starship Troopers.

God, I remember my kids dragging me to see that piece of shit. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 09:39 PM (dUJdY)

609 Nikolas Cruz is Donnie Darko.

Posted by: Nick Nailer at February 17, 2018 09:39 PM (kBuGL)

610 "The Dude Abides. I find that kinda comforting."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:39 PM (V2Yro)

611 597,

What do you have against trees?

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:39 PM (7LY+6)

612 525 My experience of Red Dawn was just the opposite... it's the only movie I ever walked out of the theater on because the deer-slaughtering scene was too gross for my delicate sensibilities at the time. I was still in high school and had gone to the mall with my then boyfriend to see it, but when that scene hit, I told him I was going to go do some shopping in the mall and meet him later! I wasn't mad at him or anything, just unexpectedly grossed out, and he was cool with it.

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2018 09:40 PM (9WuX0)

613 Both of Adam Carolla's movies are very underrated.

The Hammer

Road Hard

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


They must be. I've never heard of either of them.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:40 PM (rft/I)

614 I'm definitely not phisticated enough for this thread.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:40 PM (KP5rU)

615 I'm definitely not phisticated enough for this thread."

So?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 09:41 PM (7LY+6)

616 chavez! you are SO phisticated.

Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:41 PM (bjSMX)

617 615; So, Basesketball?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (KP5rU)

618 The top three RT critics picks for 2017 are:

Get Out 99%
Lady Bird 99%
The Big Sick 98%

https://www.rottentomatoes.com
/top/bestofrt/?year=2017

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (pV/54)

619 I really need to see the whole thing. I remember seeing part of it long ago when I had cable. The part where a guy was trying to clean up a murder scene was simultaneously cringe-inducing and side-splitting hilarious. That made me a Coen fan for life.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:19 PM (sdi6R)


I saw part of it too, long after my Coen addiction was firmly ensconced. Didn't finish it, but part of that was that it was so visceral, so intense, like you could smell the sweat and the unease, and I just wasn't in the mood. My most vivid memory was a scene that took place crammed into the front seat of a little VW bug; the feel of that has never left me. I need to go back and watch the whole thing.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (Vb4BV)

620 I was mentally confusing Dark City with Darkman, another good scifi flick.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (/qEW2)

621 612 525 My experience of Red Dawn was just the opposite... it's the only movie I ever walked out of the theater on because the deer-slaughtering scene was too gross for my delicate sensibilities at the time. I was still in high school and had gone to the mall with my then boyfriend to see it, but when that scene hit, I told him I was going to go do some shopping in the mall and meet him later! I wasn't mad at him or anything, just unexpectedly grossed out, and he was cool with it.
Posted by: Secret Square

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1. you are a girl. A sweet thing I dated walked out of Million Dollar Baby. Another couldn't watch Blackhawk Down. I get it.

2. I didn't see the deer scene when I poked my head in in 1984 but later when I was a big boy who could successfully scheme to see R movies on VHS rental tapes even though I was way young still and had big hippy parents.

3. the deer scene is the sort of unapologetic shit milius and other 80's directors did because balls. Like...uh ver hoeven?

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (V3U1L)

622 560
rickl, i saw the absurdity in it, and it made us both shake our heads, but I just don't get it. To me, it was really well shot, modern noir, and I valued it, enjoyed it for that.

but i saw nothing funny about it. Now, Brother, Where Art Thou? I laughed a LOT at that movie. but not Blood Simple.
Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:27 PM (bjSMX)


Where he's trying to clean up the blood, and everything he does just keeps making it worse and worse and worse. It was like a scene from a nightmare. Yes, I found that funny.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 09:43 PM (sdi6R)

623 So I take it Secret Square doesn't watch horror movies? lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

624 I'd bet Ford's deliberately poor performance is one of the things that inspired Ridley Scott to tinker with the cut of BR, so that the narration wasn't necessary anymore and the movie could be better constructed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:38 PM (eMKNe)
**************

I saw the original theater version.
I don't recall a voiceover.
Am I'm having a lapse of moment?

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (I+uRD)

625 you can see the deleted scenes to "In Bruges" on Youtube

most of them should have been in the film, with the talky hooker / midget scene cut out.

if you don't like "In Bruges", please kys.

Posted by: Purity of Essence at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (Co9e8)

626 54 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies.Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (2DOZq)

More unwatched than underrated, Fear of a Black Hat, a satire on the rap community, is one of my favorite comedies. Very profane, but hilarious.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (Vb4BV)

627 "The final scene between dekker and rutger made no damn sence as harrison
should have died a few dozen times climbing over the side of a wet
building. no robot is that dumb. no human either, for that matter."

Deckard ended up on the wet roof because he was running in blind panic from an unstoppable killing machine who, luck would have it, had about 2 minutes of life left.

As for origiami...The origami guy came by Harrison's place to look for
the robot sex girl he fell in love with and may have done a solid by
looking the other way.

Except Deckard had dreamed of a unicorn. No one else could have known that, but Gaff did. That dream was an implant. Seeing the origami is where it all finally clicked for Deckard and he realized what he really is. Probably made him love Rachel all the more dearly. One thing was for sure, he was finished hunting replicants for good back on the roof. He was twice as quit now.

So why'd they let him go? (1) Because he did a man's work; killed all the 6s. A deal was a deal. (2) The memory implants made them non-erratic like the Nexus 6s. (3) Tyrell was dead, so no one had any claim on Rachel. The pair wanted to run but, maybe, Tyrell hadn't told them she (and he) had no preset life span. In any case the cops had no reason to consider them a risk. Probably figured they'd expire soon enough. Besides...Deckard's dangerous if he knows you're coming for him. So they let them go in peace. Works for me.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:44 PM (UW4Uc)

628 Nood, mes amis

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 17, 2018 09:45 PM (zCyNd)

629 Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 17, 2018 09:40 PM (rft/I)

Both really well done. Surprisingly they are both somewhat of a romantic comedy as opposed to a Man Show silliness type movie that people would assume Carolla would do.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (2DOZq)

630 There's a lot of little things in "Brother" that the Coen's did, that I love. For example, the way they play with the Odysseus myth all the way through. And the Sherriff! Watch him closely, watch his eyes - or actually his total lack of eyes. He wears those dark glasses, but he's always lined up so that if you look closely at his face, all you ever see where his eyes should be are Flames.

and then I love the little Wharvey gals. (pearsall sisters)

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 09:47 PM (V2Yro)

631 "Was like something they would have filmed in WW2... back when Hollywood actually liked the Military."

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That's because it was the only time we were fighting on the same side as the commies.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (1ouh3)

632 I've mentioned this before, but IMHO one of the most interesting things about BR is its early history and how incredibly mixed the reviews were for it in 1982; there was absolutely no consensus that this was any kind of sci-fi masterpiece, yet today it's considered exactly that.

I specifically recall Gary Franklin, on KNXT Channel 2 News in his original film review, deriding BR for its (then considered over-the-top) violence.

I also remember that when VHS and Beta home video first became a thing, Blade Runner was one of the earliest best sellers, even though tapes at the time ran 80 bucks a pop.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (eMKNe)

633 One movie I can EASILY watch at least once a year is Zulu and it never, ever gets old. Well, a few bits in the infirmary but apart from that...riveting.

Need to get a copy of Breaker Morant, too. It's been decades.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (UW4Uc)

634 I saw the original theater version.
I don't recall a voiceover.
Am I'm having a lapse of moment?

Nah, only dogs can hear it.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 09:48 PM (bJ8oh)

635 One my favorite sci-fi space horror movies was Event Horizon.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (aMlLZ)

636 not buying the unicorn significance either. origami guy knew or not knew of dekkars dream but why would anyone tell origami guy "here's a list of dekkars dreams, just in case, yolo".

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:50 PM (V3U1L)

637 Well, I do now because my sensibilities are no longer as delicate as they used to be....

Posted by: Secret Square at February 17, 2018 09:51 PM (9WuX0)

638
I'd just like to say that I always enjoy hearing that a Robert Redford movie has bombed...

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 17, 2018 09:51 PM (/Y+z7)

639 oh right, one of my favorite movies that came out as a kid and is probably trash today is Looker. Or Green Ice.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (V3U1L)

640 doomed, here you go. Criterion comes through again. :-)

https://tinyurl.com/ycljwef6

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (eMKNe)

641 "not buying the unicorn significance either. origami guy knew or not
knew of dekkars dream but why would anyone tell origami guy "here's a
list of dekkars dreams, just in case, yolo"."
Ok.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:52 PM (UW4Uc)

642 67

Thank you!!!

Also this month, or March, finally COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT is coming out widescreen Blu-Ray. I'm planning to scrape the cash together to buy a Blu player just for this.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (UW4Uc)

643 640 that shoulda been

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (UW4Uc)

644 601 Tom, I agree with you about Brother being all about the music. The comedy, though, hit me where I live. I laughed myself silly at that movie. I still smile when I think of that frog in the guy's clothes, and the 'roll-top desk' at the end.
Posted by: booknlass at February 17, 2018 09:37 PM (bjSMX)


Won't give anything away, but what the most cheerful of the three prototagonists said to "Pete" in the movie theater, gasping out each word in a whisper, so it wouldn't be overheard, and Pete's facial expression in response, about choked me with laughter.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2018 09:55 PM (Vb4BV)

645 doomed, you are welcome ;-)

I enjoy turning people on to Criterion titles, they really do a good job of restoring great editions of classic flicks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:56 PM (eMKNe)

646 Also this month, or March, finally COLOSSUS: THE
FORBIN PROJECT is coming out widescreen Blu-Ray. I'm planning to scrape
the cash together to buy a Blu player just for this.


Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:54 PM (UW4Uc)


Is that the one where the computer bangs the chick or takes over the world? Cause I like both of those.

Posted by: Skynet at February 17, 2018 09:57 PM (sXefu)

647 Takes over the world. I think you're thinking of one from the late '70s and a computerized house...can't recall the name...

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 09:58 PM (UW4Uc)

648 doomed, sounds like Skynet's grandpa. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 09:58 PM (eMKNe)

649 Demon Seed? Rings a bell, haven't looked it up.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 10:00 PM (UW4Uc)

650 doomed, here you go, again. :-)
A good BR player doesn't cost too many bucks anymore.

https://tinyurl.com/y7ebam3k

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2018 10:03 PM (eMKNe)

651 I love Sam Elliott's voiceover in The Big Lebowski, "But sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Aw. I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, hell. I've done introduced him enough."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,

Puhlease, you coulda just stopped at ‘I love Sam Elliot”, he is a fantastic specimen of maleness! Could we get him to do our cookbook “audio”?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 10:08 PM (DAdSz)

652 612 My experience of Red Dawn was just the opposite... it's the only movie I ever walked out of the theater on

ninja iii: the domination. i walked out on that one.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (2//jc)

653 d'oh!

Posted by: Anachronda at February 17, 2018 10:09 PM (2//jc)

654 0

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

655 Yes, I watch old threads. Why do you ask?

Posted by: The Barrell at February 17, 2018 10:11 PM (Vb4BV)

656 597 I always promised myself that if I ever met Voorhaven I would cold-cock him.

Still waiting.

Posted by: Motionview at February 17, 2018 10:14 PM (pYQR/)

657 Daybreakers

Sicerio

I thought V the mini series was really good then the second part got dumb.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 17, 2018 10:22 PM (dKiJG)

658 652 612 My experience of Red Dawn was just the opposite... it's the only movie I ever walked out of the theater on

ninja iii: the domination. i walked out on that one.
Posted by: Anachronda

--

walked out of born on the fourth

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 10:26 PM (V3U1L)

659 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: the film is now several inches longer.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:35 PM (b0FHX)

660 Under rated: RED with Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, and Karl Urban. I don't know who was the biggest scene stealer, Brian Cox or John Malkovich. And Helen Mirren as a former MI6 hit woman. And Morgan Freeman. And Richard Dreyfuss. And last, but not least, it was the last movie Ernest Borgnine appeared in. Unfortunately, RED 2 was a sub par dud. Even Anthony Hopkins couldn't save it.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 17, 2018 10:38 PM (RU19b)

661 AHEM

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME?

*COUGH COUGH*

way before blade or spawn. I was the first.

Posted by: Blankman - the first black superhero at February 17, 2018 10:40 PM (aqpW6)

662 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: despite the protests of Animal Rights groups they restored the cockfighting scene.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:42 PM (b0FHX)

663 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: less mountain, more buttes.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:43 PM (b0FHX)

664 >>>661
AHEM

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME?

*COUGH COUGH*

way before blade or spawn. I was the first.
Posted by: Blankman - the first black superhero at February 17, 2018 10:40 PM (aqpW6)

___________

Amature. I was before you AND I used my super powers to build a garden in the DC projects!

Posted by: Meteorman - the REAL first black superhero at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (IyvkP)

665 660 Under rated: RED

---


yeah, I can buy that. Not quite critical cup of tea that was. But I thought both movies were fun.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (V3U1L)

666 This is the Comment Of The Beast

Posted by: Monty James at February 17, 2018 10:46 PM (gKOMX)

667 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: a scene added of Jack Gyllenhaal at a door factory, getting his knob polished.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:47 PM (b0FHX)

668 >>>664
Amature. I was before you AND I used my super powers to build a garden in the DC projects!
Posted by: Meteorman - the REAL first black superhero at February 17, 2018 10:45 PM (IyvkP)

_________

Lies. It was me back in '77

Posted by: Abar, the First Black Superman at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (mWCb+)

669 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: Heath Ledger explains to Jack Gyllenhaal that -- no -- bukkake is not a form of karaoke. Nor a martial art.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:51 PM (b0FHX)

670 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: added dialogue made clear that the horse was consenting.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:53 PM (b0FHX)

671 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: sound effects tweaked -- Foley slurping added. Also: the Wilhelm scream.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:56 PM (b0FHX)

672 Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain: montage scene added. Hazy sunrise, soft-focus pick-up truck, stunt anus.

Posted by: laslo not lazlo at February 17, 2018 10:58 PM (b0FHX)

673 54 I would like to hear about the horde's list of most underrated movies. I know I've ignored watching some movies because they got bad reviews or didn't do well at the box office.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:23 PM (2DOZq)


I get into fights about the merits of 'Constantine,' mostly with fan boys who are too stuck about it being its own work and not a cinematic illustration of the comic, and with snobs who can't appreciate the narrow, stoic brilliance of Keanu Reeves.
But it's a dazzling, divine comedy of doubt, searching, self-sacrifice, and eventual salvation, disguised in pulp.
Covers more in two hours than six months of Sunday School, and as biblical study runs circles around the likes of The DaVinci Code.
I watch it every Easter.

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 17, 2018 10:59 PM (+z0t8)

674 1. you are a girl. A sweet thing I dated walked out of Million Dollar Baby. Another couldn't watch Blackhawk Down. I get it.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 09:42 PM (V3U1L)


Whenever I watch BHD I have to fast forward through the Shughart/Gordon part.

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 17, 2018 11:05 PM (+z0t8)

675 Oh, Geez, the Black Cauldron. It makes me sad to think of the missed opportunities of that movie. ...On the other hand, I did smile when Gurgi met his not-quite-ultimate fate.

Side note--that quirky way that Gurgi spoke came straight from the books. It may have been annoying, but they totally nailed the feel of it.

Posted by: Castle Guy at February 17, 2018 11:06 PM (Lhaco)

676 82 Quick underrated movie list:

Buckaroo Banzai

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 07:32 PM (xJa6I)


Bam!
High-five, monkey-boy.

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 17, 2018 11:07 PM (+z0t8)

677 220 .said that the best movies, the best dramas are always the one that have the best VILLAINS, not the best protagonists! Bond movies have always known this, Marvel knows this, Dr. Who knows this. Darth Vader was more responsible for the success of Star Wars than any other character.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 07:57 PM (SiINZ)


Heat was one of the rare instances where the good guy was more interesting than the bad guy.

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 17, 2018 11:14 PM (+z0t8)

678 166 Underrated Eastwood movie would be "Escape from Alcatraz".
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 17, 2018 07:48 PM (w+Jhj)


THE Underrated Eastwood, or any, movie, is 'A Perfect World.'

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 17, 2018 11:19 PM (+z0t8)

679 > "What's your experience with alternate cuts of movies? Is there a director's cut that you can't stand while loving the original?"

The Last of the Mohicans.
The theatrical release is my favorite movie of all time. The director's cut ruins the ending. Only the director's cut is available on DVD or BluRay. (No physical release of the theatrical version has ever been produced more recently than a letterbox VHS version).

Thankfully, for a short period a few years ago, the theatrical release was available on iTunes. As soon as I noticed the reviews commenting (ecstatically) that it was the theatrical version, I bought it, immediately. It is no longer up for sale on iTunes (only the director's cut is available).

Posted by: KSBsnowowl at February 17, 2018 11:28 PM (GYUEg)

680 I really like Constantine. I can imagine it was poorly received by the critics.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 17, 2018 11:50 PM (V3U1L)

681 680-First!

Posted by: Johnny at February 17, 2018 11:55 PM (kUotE)

682 Zapped! didn't get nearly the credit it deserved...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 17, 2018 11:56 PM (v9gSJ)

Mini Chess Thread 02-17-2018

20180217 chess pic.jpg

As always, the chess/dress thread is an open thread, so no topic can be off-topic.



Easier Problem - White To Play (BWTC 47)

Hint: Force Black's king into the corner

20180217 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b3kr/ppp1Bp1p/1b6/n2P4/2p3q1/2Q2N2/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (625)

White has a bishop and a rook, but Black's advanced pawn looks mighty dangerous. Does White have to settle for a draw (e.g. 1.Rxg3 Kxg3, draw due to insufficient material), or is there some way he can salvage a win?

20180217 - Problem 2.jpg
8/8/8/8/8/3R2p1/2BK1k2/8 w - - 0 1

Weekly Dress Pr0n

20180217 dress pr0n 01.jpg
Uff Da!



20180217 dress pr0n 02.jpg



Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, C.1945.jpg
Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, c.1945.

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20180217 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b3kr/ppp1Bp1p/1b6/n2P4/2p3q1/2Q2N2/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1

White mates in 3:

1.Qxh8+ Kxh8
2.Bf6+ Kg8
3.Re8#

If 2...Qg7 then it's still mate with 3.Re8#.


More Challenging Problem - To Play

20180217 - Problem 2.jpg
8/8/8/8/8/3R2p1/2BK1k2/8 w - - 0 1

1.Bd1 g2

If 1...Kg2 then 2.Bf3+ Kh2 3.Bh1 Kh3 4.Ke1 Kh2
5.Rf3 Kh3 6.Kf1 Kh2 7.Re3 Kh3 8.Kg1 Kh4 9.Kg2 and wins

2.Rf3+ Kg1
3.Be2 Kh2
4.Bf1 gxf1=Q

Not 4...g1=Q? 5.Rh3#

5.Rxf1 and wins

Hope to see you all again next week!

___________

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.

___________

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 04:59 PM




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1 Can't imagine trying to move those huge chess pieces.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2018 04:55 PM (mIJBI)

2 Smart asses of WWII:

http://bit.ly/2EL5V8F

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 04:57 PM (+y/Ru)

3 I only come here for the dresses. Wait, that doesn't sound right...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 04:58 PM (c/EDo)

4
I take it the horsey crapped on the chess board.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2018 04:58 PM (lKyWE)

5 Who knew pawns came with mops.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 04:58 PM (EzdLW)

6 Can't imagine trying to move those huge chess pieces.
Posted by: HH
--------------

Cross-training.

Actually, I think it would be difficult to figure out board positions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:00 PM (FJXGr)

7 In Harry Potter the pieces moved themselves

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:01 PM (aC6Sd)

8 Cute girls, though I don't think the bottom pic is flattering either woman.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)

9
"Clean up on 4kk2!"

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 05:02 PM (EzdLW)

10
Chess Curling, the new Olympic sport.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 05:03 PM (EzdLW)

11
Saucy girls in picture 1. They look like they want to party.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 05:03 PM (oN4BQ)

12 I bet you could knit an afghan with all the fur flung from the Olivia/Joan catfighting.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 05:03 PM (qJtVm)

13 Problem 1:

Qxh8+

Problem 2:

Bd1 g2
Rf3+ Kg1
Ke1 Kh2
Rf2 Kh3
Bg4+

(I can't be sure that all the pieces are actually in the spaces they're supposed to be in ...)

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:04 PM (8gDQu)

14 11. Possible icebacks. Make sure you've got all yer shots.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 17, 2018 05:04 PM (fA1SL)

15 Chess thread rocks!


First picture, port side. Inga from Sweden, Ja......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 05:06 PM (EoRCO)

16 Olivia De Havilland had a weird hairdo.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)

17 Mini Chess? Looks like Maxi Chess.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 05:08 PM (IqV8l)

18 Chess Curling, the new Olympic sport.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 05:03 PM (EzdLW)


Chess is more of a sport than curling ever could be.

For the summer olympics they're adding warm-weather curling ... where teams try and strategically place spit marks on windows, with the sportier of the team starting by spitting on the window and the "wiper" tactically wiping in front as the spit falls towards the target.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

19 16 Olivia De Havilland had a weird hairdo.

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

John has a long mustache.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 05:09 PM (gC2IV)

20 My Mama and her sisters dressed like that, and they picked cotton for money to buy cloth and make their own clothes.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 05:09 PM (zLDYs)

21 QxKR, KxQ
B to KB6 ck, Q to KN2
R to K8 mate ,
to go old school

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:09 PM (aC6Sd)

22
Olivia De Havilland had a weird hairdo.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


It was a popular way for women to wear their hair in 1945

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2018 05:10 PM (lKyWE)

23 I am not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son.

I'm only plucking pheasant til' the pheasant plucker comes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:11 PM (xJa6I)

24 It was a popular way for women to wear their hair in 1945

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2018 05:10 PM (lKyWE)


The Space Alien look.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:11 PM (8gDQu)

25 Problem 2:

Bd1 g2
Rf3+ Kg1
Ke1 Kh2
Rf2 Kh3 Kg3

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:04 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Bg4 is no longer check.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)

26 Or if I have it right
QxR, KxQ;
B-f6+, Q-g7;
R- f8#

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:13 PM (aC6Sd)

27
1.Bd1 g2
2.Rf3+ Kg1
3.Ke1 Kh2
4.Rf2 Kh3
5.Bg4+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:04 PM (8gDQu)


OK, but what if Black plays 4...Kg3?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:13 PM (htCxB)

28 Olivia and Joan, when they were still talking to each other, presumably. Really a pity that they became so estranged.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2018 05:13 PM (FQKBL)

29 Bg4 is no longer check.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


Says you.


... I'll have to mull this over ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

30 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)

You spotted the same flaw I did.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:14 PM (htCxB)

31 I took a hint from Mis. Hum. in the sidebar this morning and took the bride to see 15:17 To Paris. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see why liberals hate it. It's a story about Normals going about their lives and how their lives prepared them to act heroically when the moment came. The fact that the guys played themselves in the movie was a special twist. I went back and reread the liberal movie reviews after seeing the movie.! They were even more hysterical after.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 05:14 PM (nO+fH)

32
The Space Alien look.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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Other way around. It took 30 years or so for 40's TV images to be received by the aliens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:15 PM (cp1if)

33 Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:13 PM (aC6Sd)

Good.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:15 PM (htCxB)

34 News on Slapweasel?

Is he healing ok?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:15 PM (xJa6I)

35 Dresses of the 40's/50's era- in before polyester.

Bet both of those dresses are silk

Posted by: Ben Had at February 17, 2018 05:15 PM (DgniC)

36 Have a dusting of snow already, might get 2-4 inches by morning

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:16 PM (aC6Sd)

37 8 Cute girls, though I don't think the bottom pic is flattering either woman.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)
--------------------------------
The odd hairdo, though undoubtedly tres chic in its day, does Olivia DeHavilland no favors!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 05:17 PM (0jtPF)

38 Have a dusting of snow already, might get 2-4 inches by morning
Posted by: Skip
--

Is Al anywhere in the neighborhood?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:17 PM (y3sT9)

39 37 8 Cute girls, though I don't think the bottom pic is flattering either woman.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)
--------------------------------
The odd hairdo, though undoubtedly tres chic in its day, does Olivia DeHavilland no favors!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 05:17 PM (0jtPF)

More proof the fashion industry hates women.

There are stunning images of both women out there but those hair/dresses....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:18 PM (xJa6I)

40 Howdy, Horde!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 17, 2018 05:21 PM (2sCft)

41 Of course it's a Person of Color who gets the menial task of mopping the giant chessboard.

#RenounceWhitePrivilege

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:22 PM (9SkN+)

42 That's why she was know as "Jelly Roll" DeHavilland.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:24 PM (9SkN+)

43 Of course it's a Person of Color who gets the menial task of mopping the giant chessboard.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:22 PM (9SkN+)
I didn't even notice that until your comment. Not sure which one of us that makes the better person . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:24 PM (14URa)

44
34 News on Slapweasel?

Is he healing ok?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:15 PM



He checked in this morning on the EMT, but nobody engaged with him!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 05:25 PM (4DCSq)

45 I didn't even notice that until your comment. Not sure which one of us that makes the better person . . .
Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:24 PM (14URa)



I'm woke, your'e not.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:25 PM (9SkN+)

46
#RenounceWhitePrivilege
Posted by: Cicero
--------------

I'm not giving up first move!

Posted by: White chess person at February 17, 2018 05:26 PM (FJXGr)

47 The one in the brown dress will do. Have her inspected, bathed, and brought to my fortified train car. And I'm still waiting for Brunette Dock Girl, from way back. Seared, seared into my memory.


So ICE did some workplace raids and inspections in LA. 122 businesses (unidentified) were served notices that they'll be audited to ensure they are not employing illegals.


So, along with the audits of 7-11s done recently in the east, it appears the great workplace enforcement monster is finally awakening. Still hoping to see ICE take the top 20 large employer violators into their sights, and go to them with an ultimatum and compliance schedule. Don't know the average size of businesses in LA that were served with inspection notices, but obviously it's much more efficient, and also will have a broader chilling/compliance effect, if Tysons Chicken, Hormel, and companies like that are forced to go illegal-free.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM (QDnY+)

48 What happened to Slap?

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM (14URa)

49 Yeah! First time!


Y'all can dispense with the "barrel" stuff. I'm a rookie, but long-time listener.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM (QDnY+)

50
Riddle me this Chesspeople, may be a stupid question, what does it mean 'white to play' as in I know its white's turn but does it mean make move to put black in check or checkmate? or just best move?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM (r+sAi)

51 Rhomboid, report to the barrel.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 05:28 PM (nO+fH)

52 Ummm rhomboid - Those ICE agents are taking up a bunch of room.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 05:28 PM (tr2D7)

53 I didn't even notice that until your comment. Not sure which one of us that makes the better person . . .
Posted by: Peaches
-----------

Cicero, because 'sensitivity' and virtue signaling.


Being indifferent about race is cause for the re-education camps.

Posted by: White chess person at February 17, 2018 05:29 PM (7ThJ3)

54 48: Peaches, the flu really kicked Slaps' ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 05:29 PM (KP5rU)

55 never send to know for whom the barrel rolls;
it rolls for thee, rhomboid

Posted by: Zombie John Donne at February 17, 2018 05:30 PM (EzdLW)

56 Geeze, Rhomboid. That was a doozy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:30 PM (7ThJ3)

57 Of course it's a Person of Color who gets the menial task of mopping the giant chessboard.

He worked for years to get that job, and now you're denigrating the man and his ambitions? You want him to go back down to polishing pawns?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 17, 2018 05:31 PM (IcT7t)

58 Cross country skiing seems to do good things for a woman's buttocks, but the Swedish uniform shows it off better than the Norwegian one.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:32 PM (fuK7c)

59 Mopping the chessboard is an act of love.

Posted by: Jeb ! at February 17, 2018 05:32 PM (EzdLW)

60
48 What happened to Slap?

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM



Apparently, 'slapped' pretty hard with this evil flu!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (4DCSq)

61 Norwegian has bigger hips.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (r+sAi)

62 In the press release, ICE uses the term "sanctuary" when talking about cities like LA, where ICE is forced to detain targeted suspects out in the community, vs. the easier and safer surroundings of public buildings, jails, or courthouses.


Think I'm gonna send an email to ICE and suggest they add some language to disparage and (properly) demonize, a bit, the "sanctuary" crap. No reason to let lawless vandals pretend to be taking some sort of moral stand, even in the language used.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (QDnY+)

63 I like the dresses in the first and second picture, and I think the brunette on the right in the "Uff da" picture is adorable.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (8+Ozj)

64 Riddle me this Chesspeople, may be a stupid question, what does it mean 'white to play' as in I know its white's turn but does it mean make move to put black in check or checkmate? or just best move?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 05:27 PM (r+sAi)


It depends on the problem. Some problems are 'White to mate in X moves' where x=2 or 3 or even more. Others, like the ones I post on this thread, are just 'White to play' which means find the best move for White, either a checkmate or perhaps winning material or getting a substantially better position.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (htCxB)

65 Ol' Olivia inspired Gary Oldman's Old Dracula Permtacular.....

I remember her first from Captain Blood and Robin Hood with the Ol Erroltacular.......

Olivia is A Movie Star in the truest sense......

I bet she still kicks ass at 101.........

Posted by: Hillbillyking of The Hairdo at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (6m3qu)

66 Puzzle 2.

1. Re3 g2
2. Re2+

Then:

2 ... Kf3
3. Be4+ Kxe4
4. Rxg2

Or.

2. ... Kg1
3. Be4

Or.

2. ... Kf1
3. Be3 g1=Q
4. Rh2#

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (vWMNq)

67 54
48: Peaches, the flu really kicked Slaps' ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 05:29 PM (KP5rU)
Well, that's terrible! Hopefully he is on the mend. This flu quite honestly scares the bejeebers out of me.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:34 PM (14URa)

68 Nordic skiers are almost without exception extremely fit and lithe. Obviously. Have not been watching the women's events, need to check them out.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:34 PM (QDnY+)

69 So, the uff da girls are from where? Latvia, Lithuania?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (fuK7c)

70 You would have to pay an American $100 an hour to mop a chessboard, and then what?

America would be faced with a national crisis of unmopped chessboards, that's what.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (9SkN+)

71 So the barrel has WiFi now?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (nO+fH)

72 Sorry. Missed a bit. Cat on shoulders ...

2. ... Kg1
3. Be4 K any
4. Bxg2 or Rxg2

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:36 PM (vWMNq)

73 Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that the male horde members are not at all interested in fashion, but are only interested in how the girls look. Fer Shame!! You will never be admitted to the Fashion Institute of Technology! ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:36 PM (8+Ozj)

74 Olivia DeHavilland looks like mom from Futurama. heh

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 17, 2018 05:36 PM (RZWC0)

75 69 So, the uff da girls are from where? Latvia, Lithuania?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (fuK7c)


The phrase "uff da" itself is the clue.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (htCxB)

76 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:36 PM (8+Ozj)


Due to the influence of the blog, I have become so interested in fashion that I now refer to my clothes as "outfits."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (9SkN+)

77 You will never be admitted to the Fashion Institute of Technology! ;^)


When I was a young punk living in NYC I would make it a point to walk past FIT as often as possible, especially in warm weather, to see what the little fasionistas were crafting for themselves.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

78 Olivia DeHavilland looks like mom from Futurama. heh
Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 17, 2018 05:36 PM (RZWC0)

Thinking Rachael (Sean Young) from Blade Runner.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (pzA2L)

79
Thanks OM. I guess I would have to know more than my novice ability to even know if it was a better position.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (r+sAi)

80 And the long brown dress is beautiful but I think you have to be statuesque and a brunette to wear it-neither of which describes me! Melanie Trump would look good in it, though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:39 PM (8+Ozj)

81 Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (vWMNq)

++++

Or
2. ... Kg3
?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:40 PM (pvjTE)

82 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

Sounds like fun!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:40 PM (8+Ozj)

83 Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (vWMNq)

Aha.

Very nice.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:40 PM (8gDQu)

84 Of course it's a Person of Color who gets the menial task of mopping the giant chessboard.


Mebbe he lost the coin toss ?

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 05:41 PM (bJ8oh)

85 OT number 6 at Daytona. Still not over.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 05:41 PM (gC2IV)

86 Melanie Trump would look good in it, though.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
---
Truth be told, The First Lady would look good in nothing!

Ahhh, that didn*t come out right. Oh well

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 05:41 PM (Fe/oN)

87 54
48: Peaches, the flu really kicked Slaps' ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 05:29 PM (KP5rU)
-------------------------------

There have been 132 deaths from the flu in Kentucky this year, 30 in the last week.

Posted by: Javems at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (pkU+3)

88 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:40 PM (pvjTE)


Anon Y. Cat

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (vWMNq)

89
Nordic skiing looks like the closest you can come to dying without doing so.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (6U2cX)

90 Well glad Slap is up and typing at least.

Was a little worried for him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (xJa6I)

91 I really don't understand NBC's programming decisions for the Olympics. I mean, hour after hour of cross country skiing? Really? I could see that if some American skiers had a chance, but they don't. It's not a particularly exciting sport, and you have to have graphic indicators on screen to tell you who's really ahead and who is close behind, if any, etc.

Surely they can find something more interesting to show.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (htCxB)

92 Or
2. ... Kg3
?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 05:40 PM (pvjTE)


Did I congratulate too soon?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:43 PM (8gDQu)

93 Derpty derpty derp! Derpity derpy doo!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 05:43 PM (NWiLs)

94 85; These last two laps are longer than the rest of the race. They probably aren't done wrecking yet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 05:43 PM (KP5rU)

95 Wagons East is on; I've never seen it before and it's pretty terrible.

Every time John Candy gets on his horse, I think
"OMG ! that poor horse."

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 05:43 PM (bJ8oh)

96 And the long brown dress is beautiful but I think you have to be statuesque and a brunette to wear it-neither of which describes me! Melanie Trump would look good in it, though.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:39 PM (8+Ozj)


Yes, but Melania Trump would look good wearing a flour sack.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:44 PM (htCxB)

97 I've got some old military buddies in town for the weekend, an (SURPRISE), we've been indulgin in the Spirits of Inebriation pretty much non-stop......acting like we're 15 years younger.....HAH!!!
(Sunday is gonna Fuckin Suck......;-)

Anyways........I mention all that to qualify this comment.....

HAH!!!! White Privilege on the Chess Board.......Who knew....heh

It took a bit for that to filter through the Octane Veil.....but fuckin spot on and Awesome!!! Nice.....

Appreciate y'all......(raises jar)

Posted by: Hillbillyking of The Hairdo at February 17, 2018 05:44 PM (6m3qu)

98 Surely they can find something more interesting to show.


Of course!

Posted by: Even More Curling at February 17, 2018 05:44 PM (fuK7c)

99 Yes, but Melania Trump would look good wearing a flour sack.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:44 PM (htCxB)



Maybe, but nobody rocks an ironing board cover like me.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at February 17, 2018 05:45 PM (9SkN+)

100 Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 05:41 PM (Fe/oN)

I think you meant that she would look good in anything--and nothing. ;^)

I dont have an amatory or lascivious interest in her, but I'd just like to talk with her. I think it must be hard being the wife of The President and I'd like to give her pastorall and prayer support, even if she is a Roman Catholic, She seems like a very caring person So if anyone from the Trump campaign reads this, please let me know if that would be acceptable to her. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:45 PM (8+Ozj)

101 Why can't they show more of that event where there's 8 guys on snowboards all racing down a tricky course toward the finish line. Very exciting to watch.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:46 PM (htCxB)

102
Oh boy, more gay! on NBC. That's what we need, more gay!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 05:46 PM (6U2cX)

103 There have been 132 deaths from the flu in Kentucky this year, 30 in the last week.
Posted by: Javems
-------

165 in NC, 17 between Feb. 4th & 10th

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:47 PM (QxXRY)

104 Oh. I see ...

2. ... Kg3
3. Re6

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:47 PM (vWMNq)

105

So, the uff da girls are from where? Latvia, Lithuania?Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (fuK7c)

The phrase "uff da" itself is the clue.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:38 PM (htCxB)



The Bronx?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2018 05:47 PM (lKyWE)

106 Sorry,, not Trump "campaign" Trump administration.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (8+Ozj)

107 103 There have been 132 deaths from the flu in Kentucky this year, 30 in the last week.
Posted by: Javems
-------

165 in NC, 17 between Feb. 4th & 10th
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:47 PM (QxXRY)

It's at times like these I'm fine with being a virtual hermit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (NWiLs)

108
Glad to see other race followers...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (4DCSq)

109 Time to ban the flu.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (KP5rU)

110
Why can't they show more of that event where there's 8 guys with maces on snowboards all racing down a tricky course toward the finish line. Very exciting to watch.

Fixed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (6U2cX)

111 Why can't they show more of that event where there's 8 guys on snowboards all racing down a tricky course toward the finish line. Very exciting to watch.
Posted by: OregonMuse
----------
I would watch a downhill snowboard demolition derby.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (QxXRY)

112 "Since coming out, the Freestyle skier has graced the cover of magazines and gained sponsors"

Gay for pay, huh? Tell me again what a disadvantage being gay was and how much you had to overcome.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (tMFgx)

113 I think it must be hard being the wife of The President and I'd like to give her pastorall and prayer support, even if she is a Roman Catholic, She seems like a very caring person


I don't get the sense that she likes being the wife of this President. I've never seen anything sparkle between them. She does her job, she's classy, she looks amazing in amazing outfits, but I don't think she's liking any of this.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (fuK7c)

114 I really don't understand NBC's programming decisions for the Olympics. I mean, hour after hour of cross country skiing? Really? I could see that if some American skiers had a chance, but they don't. It's not a particularly exciting sport, and you have to have graphic indicators on screen to tell you who's really ahead and who is close behind, if any, etc.

Surely they can find something more interesting to show.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:42 PM (htCxB)


NBC really sucks with its coverage. It's as if they never covered any sports before.

personally, there are only a few events I have any interest in for the winter olympics and they never really seem to be on TV. When they are, there is not much competition shown and lots of blather. I did watch the women's super-g last night ... I was puzzled when they declared Veith the gold medal winner even as there were more skiers racing. I had never really heard of such a thing. Then, I find out today that one of the later skiers beat her time. What a crock. The coverage of the world cup skiing in the weeks before the olympics were much much better. THey actually showed all the races and never declared anyone a winner before the event was over.

I make sure never to watch anything in skiing that has the word "style" in it (with the one exception of the half-pipe - though that is getting pretty friggin boring, to be honest). Ski events with "style" are nothing but stupid skate-punk shit on the slopes. Who cares about watching people ski over picnic tables and featuring "testicle grabs with a half-grin". It's friggin retarded and gay as hell. They might as well dress the ski/snowboarder stylists up like the figure skaters.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:49 PM (8gDQu)

115 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (fuK7c)

I think she's a sensitive person. I imagine the level of opprobrium directed towards and towards him must get to her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:49 PM (8+Ozj)

116 Fixed.
Posted by: Hadrian
---

I would probably pay to watch that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:50 PM (QxXRY)

117
The phrase "uff da" itself is the clue.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker



Brainerd? Duluth?

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 05:50 PM (EzdLW)

118 117
The phrase "uff da" itself is the clue.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker


Brainerd? Duluth?
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 05:50 PM (EzdLW)

North Dakota?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 05:51 PM (NWiLs)

119 East LA ?

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 05:52 PM (bJ8oh)

120 There have been 132 deaths from the flu in Kentucky this year, 30 in the last week.
Posted by: Javems
-------

165 in NC, 17 between Feb. 4th & 10th

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:47 PM (QxXRY)


Are they counting people who have the flu who trip and are run over by self-driving cars? They usually do include stuff like that, to goose the numbers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:52 PM (8gDQu)

121 Quebec?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

122 Re 104 ... Argghhh ... still working on it.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 05:53 PM (vWMNq)

123 200 in Indiana. I hope Slap is on the mend. Was he hospitalized? I'd email him but sometimes you just want to be left alone.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 05:53 PM (14URa)

124 I would watch a downhill snowboard demolition derby.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (QxXRY


Sometimes the race turns into exactly that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:53 PM (htCxB)

125 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (fuK7c)

But she may not be sparking because she's an introvert. Introverts don't tend to sparkle in public.

Also, if i were the Type of person who wrings peoples' necks, I'd feel like ringing the neck of everyone at CNN. It's shameful they way they parade women out who said they had affairs with Donald since he's been married. I have no respect for the women either-troting out their stories now and also claiming Trump made racist remarks. Gee, can they fit in any other "Trump theme" My husband says, "I don't believe a darn thing CNN says." How much money did they get from CNN?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 05:53 PM (8+Ozj)

126 124 I would watch a downhill snowboard demolition derby.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (QxXRY

Sometimes the race turns into exactly that.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:53 PM (htCxB)

Give them all explosive collars. Last one across the line, red mist.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

127 Au contraire, OM, it would be nice if they did actually show some x-c, but I think generally that's not the case. I get it. American market. Prefers figure skating, endless stupid personal profiles, stupid obsessive focus on American participants regardless of their ability or chances, and these boring derivative ski events that seem like stuff groups of young people would make up to kill time.


Not that long ago you'd see 10 min. of x-c skiing in a 10-day Olympics.


With the live feeds via website - which I've been pushing here for days - the great thing is, you can often see what you want, without much interruption, and without all the toxic idiocy of the broadcast packages.


And disagree completely about x-c coverage anyway. With the number of cameras they now have, the shorter races especially have become very watchable. And biathlon is very dramatic and interesting. To each their own.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:54 PM (QDnY+)

128 Are they counting people who have the flu who trip and are run over by self-driving cars? They usually do include stuff like that, to goose the numbers.

---------

FUN FACT: If you die from the flu within 100 yards of a public school under DOJ statistic regs you can be classified as a victim of a school shooting.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 05:55 PM (9SkN+)

129 Are they counting people who have the flu who trip and are run over by self-driving cars? They usually do include stuff like that, to goose the numbers.

What about people who DON'T die of the flu ?

D'ya think they run up and cough in their faces ?

"Ooops, here's another one !"

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 05:55 PM (bJ8oh)

130 OMG! Bing Brigitta Lindman. 1959 Swedish stewardess. Almost NSFW cameltoe. Had to share that.

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 17, 2018 05:56 PM (RZWC0)

131 There have been 132 deaths from the flu in Kentucky this year, 30 in the last week.

Posted by: Javems
****************

Article last week showed tents on the lawn saying hospital rooms were booked up.

Guess the media were too busy ferreting out Trump collusing with the Rooskies to veer toward the we're all going to die of the flu meme.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 05:58 PM (I+uRD)

132 I was puzzled when they declared Veith the gold medal winner even as there were more skiers racing. I had never really heard of such a thing. Then, I find out today that one of the later skiers beat her time. What a crock.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:49 PM (8gDQu)


Another NBC derp. There were 3 skiers left (out of 19) and, based on prior performance, they knew that none of them had a chance. Except the 19th skier, who never medaled in any event in her life, suddenly decided to ski the race of her life and won the gold. NBC was owned by a black swan. I would give them a mulligan on this, but they've proven to be so incompetent over they years that they don't deserve one. Screw 'em.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 05:58 PM (htCxB)

133 I get it. American market. Prefers figure skating, endless stupid personal profiles, stupid obsessive focus on American participants regardless of their ability or chances, and these boring derivative ski events that seem like stuff groups of young people would make up to kill time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:54 PM (QDnY+)


I don't think the American market likes any of those things - which is why the ratings are such shit. Americans tend to be more interested in the best performances than watching the number 4 American finish the race in 25th place.

The Europeans are the ones that are wholly obsessed with their national teams. This is the American networks trying to act European ... because the lefties think the Euros are cool.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 05:58 PM (8gDQu)

134 TPOP check the live feed schedule at the NBC Olympics website. Usually you can watch just the event that interests you. Few commercials. Very few annoying American commentators, no focus on American participants, some actual knowledge of the sport. It's been great for x-c and biathlon, and ski jumping (which, apart from select hockey match-ups and bobsled, about does it for my interests).



Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:59 PM (QDnY+)

135
Yeah had to turn the it curling when gay sjw push of the day came on, the US chick captain is doable.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 05:59 PM (r+sAi)

136 All the X-Cross Skiers are long an lithe........ain't no 5'5"' 210lbs powerhouses kickin ass out there.....

Just like there ain't No 6'9' 265lbs Snowboard Halfpipe Gold Medalist's....

Round Peg,.......Round Hole sorta thing.......

Annnnnddddd.......outta left, heh, field.......have y'all seen the gluteus and quads on those male figure skaters.....The Warrior Queen pointed out how overrdeveloped their legs were.......

And she's right......but I'm sure their (whatever gender) partner is pleased with that Fitness......


Posted by: Hillbillyking of The Hairdo at February 17, 2018 06:00 PM (6m3qu)

137 Random irrelevant comment: so I read Jenny Kimmel cried. Where do these mediocre hacks get the impression they're smart? Or that anybody, anywhere has respect for them and their shallow opinions?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 17, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)

138 2. ... Kg3
3. Re3+ Kf2
4. Be4 g1=Q
5. Rf3#

So

2. ... Kg3
3. Re3+ Kf4 (or g4 or h4)
4. Re1 Kg3
5. Be4 and g pawn is lost

Or

2 ... Kg3
3. Re3+ Kf4
4. Re1 Kf3
5. Be4+ Kxe4
6. Ke2 and g pawn is lost

... I think.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 06:00 PM (vWMNq)

139 Canadian women curlers are hot girl-next-door types.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 06:02 PM (pV/54)

140 120 There have

Do we need a hug? Here have an Old Grand Dad on the rocks. There is no accounting for the knuckle dragging , gays on trays, snowboarders. They are a good portion of our business now a days

Posted by: NativeNH at February 17, 2018 06:02 PM (dtRY5)

141 I have done a fair bit of x-c skiing. It will get you in shape. The biathalon is a tough sport. Finnish Army filed work. I always tote a camera but haven't gone out for too many years. Either living places with no snow, or no money and reliable transport. Basic snow park permit here in WA is $40. at groomed trails, add $40. more plus you still need the $35. annual Discovery Pass. It's excessive.
Fen. I think your offer to Mrs. Trump is one of the kindest things I've seen in a long time. Even if it doesn't happen, bless you for the offer.

Posted by: Winston at February 17, 2018 06:03 PM (wgCUV)

142 Except for the hockey, where they seem to have American/Canadian commentators, don't think I've heard one yet. Because I only watch the feeds for nordic skiing and ski jumping.


Have seen exactly 2 minutes of "broadcast" product - which sufficed to have the young anchor beclown himself by equating one of the greatest feats in all Olympic history - the Norwegian Krueger's last-to-first victory in a nordic ski race - to the "first openly gay male figure skater" just showing up and doing his first practice. I'm not kidding, or exaggerating. That is how stupid, and degraded, things have become. Needless to say, I won't be watching another second of non-feed stuff from NBC.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 06:03 PM (QDnY+)

143 Agree on the slope style: what a sloppy, lame sideshow to make an Olympic sport. It was weak.

XC skiing, though, I love. Unbelievable athleticism. The sustained power output is incomprehensible and I loved watching the women duke it out.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2018 06:03 PM (0vY1N)

144 Da Luge

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:03 PM (I+uRD)

145 Canadian women curlers are hot girl-next-door types. <<<<<

and apparently better curlers.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 06:04 PM (r+sAi)

146 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:04 PM (htCxB)

147 TPOP check the live feed schedule at the NBC Olympics website. Usually you can watch just the event that interests you. Few commercials. Very few annoying American commentators, no focus on American participants, some actual knowledge of the sport. It's been great for x-c and biathlon, and ski jumping (which, apart from select hockey match-ups and bobsled, about does it for my interests).



Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 05:59 PM (QDnY+)


Thanks, but I'm really not that interested in watching any more of the Olympics coverage. I watched a few events and that was enough for me. Of the events I like, I prefer to just watch the professional leagues (which we can now see pretty much whenever we want), as I mentioned with the world cup skiing events.

There was just a bit of a lull with normal programming last week that had me flipping to the olympic coverage a few times. But, I'm over it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 06:05 PM (8gDQu)

148 2. ... Kg3
3. Re3+ Kf2
4. Be4 g1=Q
5. Rf3#

++++

Nope. Rf3 is + not #. Kg2 is possible.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 06:06 PM (pvjTE)

149 Took a little nap. Goddaughter is here feeding goldfish crackers to WeaselDog.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:06 PM (Sfs6o)

150 Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 17, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)

Someone who cries of PR either unstable or a manipulative son of a gun.

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Canadian women curlers are hot girl-next-door types

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Unlike woman WI women bowlers. Don't ask, please don't ask.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 17, 2018 06:07 PM (pzA2L)

151 I was wondering about some of the exotic sports the other day. Normal people ski and snowboard, you might find that you have a knack for hot dogging and decide to try tricks and then get good at that.

How do you decide "hey, I'd probably be good a luge"? Or bobsleds or skeletons. Oh yeah, my neighbor's dad built a luge run?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 06:07 PM (fuK7c)

152 WeaselDog for the win.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:07 PM (I+uRD)

153 Though things have become more expensive in some places, one other great thing about x-c is the low cost - compared to alpine. Going back a few years, a single day of alpine would cost more than 3-4 days of cross country, at some Lake Tahoe area facilities, or even up in Quebec.


The contrast in other ways is just as dramatic. Loud bad music, flash, glitz, crowds - alpine skiing. Quiet, beautiful uncrowded trails and vistas, comfy warming huts - cross country.


Quebec City remains my favorite. Hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails in the area, always plenty of snow and usually great conditions, and then after a day of exertion, enjoying the excellent food in the city.



Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (QDnY+)

154 )

145 Canadian women curlers are hot girl-next-door types.

and apparently better curlers.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 06:04 P

The thing is I actually could live next door to one of them. I don't but I could.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (5fRCd)

155 Da Luge

I really want to dump a truckload of bowling balls down a sled track someday.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (FhXTo)

156 113---I don't get the sense that she likes being the wife of this President. I've never seen anything sparkle between them. She does her job, she's classy, she looks amazing in amazing outfits, but I don't think she's liking any of this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (fuK7c)
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Which president do you think she'd like to be the wife of?

Leaving aside the Obamas, whose deep and passionate love is indisputable, in which presidential couples have you observed a "sparkle?"

How much does reality in a marriage conform to what outsiders observe?

IOW --- Who the hell knows?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (0jtPF)

157 Joan & Olivia checked me and my mate out...and we were found wanting........MOAR.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (cS/ge)

158 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 06:06 PM (pvjTE)


Yep. I looked at the solution now. I almost had that but thought it did not work.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 06:09 PM (vWMNq)

159 And for REAL Y'ALL.......

What The FUCK Happened to Eddie Murphy?!?!?!?

He used to be this.........

https://tinyurl.com/y72uvxxh

And this......

https://tinyurl.com/y843np2m

And those don't even scratch the surface of the FUNNY that Man used to bring.....

Btw, can Y'all imagine Anyone gettin away with that sorta humor in today's society?

Alright, back to drinkin with the Boys.......The Fuckineers are about to tip off....

Countdown to Disappointment commences.....

See y'all after while......

Posted by: Hillbillyking of The Hairdo at February 17, 2018 06:09 PM (6m3qu)

160 Or bobsleds or skeletons

Some people have skeletons in their closets.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:09 PM (bJ8oh)

161 I've had interesting talks with the just-out-of-college Igno-Daughter. Last night the Florida shooting came up and she said that assault rifles needed to banned. I said they're nothing more than a second-rate hunting rifle that just look badass. That when I went to shoot up a kindergarten I'd just use a pair of Glocks. Much more effective and concealable.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2018 06:09 PM (pV/54)

162 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:04 PM (htCxB)


Pretty nifty. I really felt that I was close on problem 2 but I just couldn't see my way through.

Excellent problem, that was. Tough.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 06:10 PM (8gDQu)

163 IOW --- Who the hell knows?!?





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (0jtPF)
Thank you, Mme. DeVille! So sick of hearing people speculate on this marriage.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 06:10 PM (14URa)

164 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTwlmDCQ3yo

on a bike

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 06:10 PM (FhXTo)

165 TPOP, I wasn't talking about anything you'd see on TV, but whatever. And my interest is exclusively in the obscure sports, and the coverage has been excellent.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 06:10 PM (QDnY+)

166 Snow is getting serious here, supposed to be 70 degrees Tuesday.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 06:11 PM (aC6Sd)

167 Da Luge

I really want to dump a truckload of bowling balls down a sled track someday.

Posted by: DaveA

LOL


I like it because it's fast and dangerous. Seventy miles an hour on your face in that curvy ice run. Cool.
O'course a barrel of bowling balls pulling up the rear would make it all the more...

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:12 PM (I+uRD)

168 Yep. I looked at the solution now. I almost had that but thought it did not work.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 06:09 PM (vWMNq)

++++

I didn't have it either. Everything was just almost, but the enemy refused to play the way I wanted.

Poking holes in other's solutions, now that I can do.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2018 06:12 PM (pvjTE)

169 O'course a barrel of bowling balls pulling up the rear would make it all the more...

Are the bowling balls on fire?

Posted by: The Marketing Guy at February 17, 2018 06:13 PM (fuK7c)

170 Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 06:10 PM (QDnY+)

I do appreciate the info. I'm just relegating my viewing of any more winter sports to later pro leagues. The more obscure stuff I'm not really interested in. But, thanks for the help. Really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2018 06:14 PM (8gDQu)

171 Hi everyone.

Taking my bride to The 5:17 to Paris. Been a while since I've seen a movie. Wahoo! a date night.

I made it easy, telling her she does not have to cook. The true motivator.

Have a great night!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 17, 2018 06:15 PM (hyuyC)

172 Everyone be on the look out for SMOD!! I actually figured out the first problem. The end must be nigh!

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 06:16 PM (V+03K)

173 Are the bowling balls on fire?
Posted by: The Marketing Guy at February 17, 2018 06:13 PM (fuK7c)
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Yes! Great Balls of Fire!

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:17 PM (Sfs6o)

174 I'm watching curling on the nbc site right now. Now *that's* a great sport.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:18 PM (htCxB)

175 Apres moi da luge.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:19 PM (NWiLs)

176 Are the bowling balls on fire?

Another Universal Studios project for Summer 2018.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 06:20 PM (FhXTo)

177
Going out to gobble down big, fat, juicy ribeyes slathered with butter. Later.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 06:20 PM (6U2cX)

178 Once again my idea for naked gymnastics has been rejected by the IOC.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:20 PM (Sfs6o)

179 175 Apres moi da luge.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:19 PM (NWiLs)
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Apres de luge, de skeleton!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 06:20 PM (0jtPF)

180 Should, or maybe not a good discussion on food thread - Steak toppings or not?

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (aC6Sd)

181 Nothing to worry about, it's just fasting and a little dehydration.

Posted by: The Skeleton at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (fuK7c)

182 177
Going out to gobble down big, fat, juicy ribeyes slathered with butter. Later.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 06:20 PM (6U2cX)

*looks at own dinner*

I got a rock.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (NWiLs)

183 An old Red Green.

https://youtu.be/T53iB0zxsto?t=211

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (FhXTo)

184 -I don't get the sense that she likes being the wife of this President. I've never seen anything sparkle between them. She does her job, she's classy, she looks amazing in amazing outfits, but I don't think she's liking any of this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 05:48 PM (fuK7c)
--------------------
Which president do you think she'd like to be the wife of?

Leaving aside the Obamas, whose deep and passionate love is indisputable, in which presidential couples have you observed a "sparkle?"

How much does reality in a marriage conform to what outsiders observe?

IOW --- Who the hell knows?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille
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I think she approaches it as a professional responsibility and she does it well. Every move she makes enhances the president. Protocol is always correct. That's an A+ wife.

But when you see her with children, well, it appears she really warms up and loves them.

Oh, and when they are together they are in concert.
And the percussion section, (pianissimo) ching ba ba ching baba ching.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:23 PM (I+uRD)

185
*looks at own dinner*

I got a rock.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (NWiLs)
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It's either sloppy joes or oriental take out for us. Little godbaby had oatmeal and part of a banana.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

186 Melania serious face > OMGBALLOONS!!! face

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (NWiLs)

187 Steak toppings or not?

Sauteed mushrooms, yes.

Sauteed onions, if it's not that good a steak.

Worcestershire sauce, yes, despite the blasphemy.

Herbed butter if you're in France.

Egg yolk and capers and onions if you have the good sense to not cook the steak.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (fuK7c)

188 Capers are the dingleberries of garnishes.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

189 It's either sloppy joes or oriental take out for us. Little godbaby had oatmeal and part of a banana.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

How old is your godbaby?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:29 PM (NWiLs)

190 solutions up"

Solvent?
Solute?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 06:30 PM (7LY+6)

191 Anybody have any tips for Chinese white gravy type sauce? It's just chicken broth and corn starch with garlic and ginger, right?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 06:30 PM (y87Qq)

192 190 solutions up"

Solvent?
Solute?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 06:30 PM (7LY+6)

Precipitate.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

193 188 Capers are the dingleberries of garnishes.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

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You shout your whore mouth!

Posted by: Chicken Piccatta at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (gC2IV)

194 And for REAL Y'ALL.......

What The FUCK Happened to Eddie Murphy?!?!?!?

I read a few years back that he wanted to do
stand up again, but he feared that while breaking the act in on the road, the critics would lay for him and trash the act before it ever got off the ground.

When he was on SNL, it was like the show had been in slow motion up until then.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (bJ8oh)

195 Louisiana red beans and rice for dinner tonight, new recipe. Mrs. Muse let me have a preview taste. It's going to be great!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (htCxB)

196 Anybody have any tips for Chinese white gravy type sauce?

First, find a Chinese guy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (NWiLs)

197 Solvation...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (7LY+6)

198 *looks at own dinner*

I got a rock.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (NWiLs)
***********

Quarry, top shelf.

Yeah, Used up all of my Burger King coupons so it's rifling through the cabinet night.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:32 PM (I+uRD)

199 195 Louisiana red beans and rice for dinner tonight, new recipe. Mrs. Muse let me have a preview taste. It's going to be great!
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (htCxB)

It got andouille sausage in there?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

200 Worcestershire sauce, yes, despite the blasphemy.


I love that stuff.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:33 PM (bJ8oh)

201 Smoked BBQ chicken and sweet potato fries for me and Mr. Jewells. Simple but good!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

202 You one-percenters and your "food."

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:33 PM (NWiLs)

203 I'm a purest on steak, if its good leave it as God intended.

Just occured to me that guy mopping up floor isn't cleaning up after a Rook, that Knight left a big pile on the chess board.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 06:33 PM (aC6Sd)

204
Taco saturday for us.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2018 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

205 189 It's either sloppy joes or oriental take out for us. Little godbaby had oatmeal and part of a banana.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

How old is your godbaby?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:29 PM (NWiLs)
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18 months or thereabouts.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (Sfs6o)

206 First, find a Chinese guy.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:31 PM (NWiLs)


OK, done.

He's kinda... fidgety though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (y87Qq)

207 205 189 It's either sloppy joes or oriental take out for us. Little godbaby had oatmeal and part of a banana.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

How old is your godbaby?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:29 PM (NWiLs)
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18 months or thereabouts.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (Sfs6o)

That's a cute age.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (NWiLs)

208 If you do not find Adam Schiff's eyes to be enchanting, the problem is with you.

Posted by: Shep Smurf at February 17, 2018 06:35 PM (2835Q)

209 2nd problem- You will end up with king and rook(and maybe bishop) vs king
after either rook g2 check or king e3 forcing a move by the knight.

Posted by: MikeN at February 17, 2018 06:35 PM (o/eHL)

210 Uff Da !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 17, 2018 06:35 PM (H0hPC)

211 Da uff! Da uff! Da uff is on fire!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:36 PM (NWiLs)

212 >> solutions up.

>> Solvent?
>> Solute?


Saaalute!

Posted by: Zombie Buck Owens at February 17, 2018 06:36 PM (EzdLW)

213 On things like grilled flank steak, chimichurri and a chipotle cream sauce are excellent. Flank is served cut thin, across the grain, and I do that an then drizzle chimichurri up/down one side, and the chipotle cream sauce the other side. Looks, and tastes, very good.


Seems a good general rule is the less premium cuts often pair very well with some sauce. But herbed butter atop a nicer cut, just as it's finishing - that can hardly go wrong either.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2018 06:36 PM (QDnY+)

214 Uff Da !

Same to you, Frenchie.

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:36 PM (bJ8oh)

215 Apres de skeleton...? a BONER delugenal somewhat

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2018 06:37 PM (cS/ge)

216 Weasel, I had a banana and a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie for breakfast. But then I'm 69 and can eat whatever I want.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (zLDYs)

217 Apres de leg bone, de hip bone.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (NWiLs)

218 So, word on the interwebs is some Russian, uh, let's say contractors, in Syria managed to catch a bunch of shrapnel that doesn't show up on x-rays. Anybody know what causes this? Is it weapons we might be using or armor they have that got all blowed up, like carbon fiber or something?

Apparently there's a couple hundred or so wounded.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (tMFgx)

219 Headline over at MSN... GOP donor won't donate unless Military style weapons are banned...

Turns out the guy is a Bushite.... and Never Trumper... and GOPe....

But makes for a great anti gun headline...

/spit

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (NgKpN)

220

How old is your godbaby?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:29 PM (NWiLs)
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18 months or thereabouts.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (Sfs6o)

That's a cute age.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:34 PM (NWiLs)
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Yep. I have really limited experience with little kids, but she can walk and is starting to say some words. Not a pain in the neck yet.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (Sfs6o)

221
Turns out the guy is a Bushite.... and Never Trumper... and GOPe....



and probably donates to Democrats, anyway...

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 06:39 PM (YJ1T6)

222 Yep. I have really limited experience with little kids, but she can walk and is starting to say some words. Not a pain in the neck yet.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (Sfs6o)

Heh heh. Give it another year, year and half or so.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)

223 216 Weasel, I had a banana and a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie for breakfast. But then I'm 69 and can eat whatever I want.
Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 06:38 PM (zLDYs)
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Nice! There was a moonpie in the office candy jar not long ago and I nabbed it. I haven't had one of the oatmeal kind in forever!

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (Sfs6o)

224 I think she approaches it as a professional responsibility and she does it well. Every move she makes enhances the president. Protocol is always correct. That's an A+ wife.

But when you see her with children, well, it appears she really warms up and loves them.

Oh, and when they are together they are in concert.
And the percussion section, (pianissimo) ching ba ba ching baba ching.
Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:23 PM (I+uRD)

She was also raised in Eastern Europe... Women there have two Modes...

Calm and detached...

or Nuclear....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (NgKpN)

225 Are the bowling balls on fire?
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Are you talking about the WI women's bowling team?

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 06:42 PM (ewxPW)

226 224 I think she approaches it as a professional responsibility and she does it well. Every move she makes enhances the president. Protocol is always correct. That's an A+ wife.

But when you see her with children, well, it appears she really warms up and loves them.

Oh, and when they are together they are in concert.
And the percussion section, (pianissimo) ching ba ba ching baba ching.
Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:23 PM (I+uRD)

She was also raised in Eastern Europe... Women there have two Modes...

Calm and detached...

or Nuclear....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (NgKpN)

I was thinking something similar. Not necessarily calm and detached v. nuclear, but just the more formal bearing some countries' officials tend to have.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:43 PM (NWiLs)

227 It got andouille sausage in there?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:32 PM (NWiLs)


Yes indeed! And a ham hock.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:43 PM (htCxB)

228 Well... hubby and I had "the talk" this afternoon. lol.. no not THAT! I can retire next year so we went over all the options and where we are financially. Not as bad as I thought. MY biggest worry is if something happens to him I will be so overwhelmed and not know what to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

229 227 It got andouille sausage in there?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

Yes indeed! And a ham hock.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:43 PM (htCxB)

Ooh, that sounds goooood.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:44 PM (NWiLs)

230 She was also raised in Eastern Europe... Women there have two Modes...

She has 2 modes and he has 2 scoops.

Perfect match !

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:44 PM (bJ8oh)

231 Heh heh. Give it another year, year and half or so.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)
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Her parents are squared away so I don't expect her to be too bad. Unlike our niece who is a bratty 5 year old. Her parents are, to be charitable, dipshits.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:45 PM (Sfs6o)

232 Jewells, if something happens to your hubby, sell his guns and stuff to us morons. We will give you the best price.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 06:45 PM (zLDYs)

233 231 Heh heh. Give it another year, year and half or so.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (NWiLs)
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Her parents are squared away so I don't expect her to be too bad. Unlike our niece who is a bratty 5 year old. Her parents are, to be charitable, dipshits.
Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:45 PM (Sfs6o)

Great. Even if they aren't bratty, you still gotta watch out. They can be crafty and cunning.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:46 PM (NWiLs)

234 Yes indeed! And a ham hock.

What's she cooking it in ?

A 55 Gal drum ?

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:46 PM (bJ8oh)

235 He's kinda... fidgety though.
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The Chinaman don't like it neither!

Posted by: just the punchline at February 17, 2018 06:46 PM (ewxPW)

236 234 Yes indeed! And a ham hock.

What's she cooking it in ?

A 55 Gal drum ?
Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 06:46 PM (bJ8oh)

For that authentic coonass flair!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:47 PM (NWiLs)

237 Afternoon. I'm having a nice stress free day being a pile. I've gone Aliens, Die Hard, The Dark Knight, and American Psycho so far. I'm trying not to exert myself this long weekend.

Piling is a real Olympic sport. You have the clicker, snack bowl, laptop, blanket, couch, bong/vaping materials, doggeh/kitty, and cooler of beverages and more snacks. One can pile for days if one wishes.

Ladies hate piling. Solitude is great.

What's up?

Posted by: Monk at February 17, 2018 06:47 PM (g4lFK)

238
Great. Even if they aren't bratty, you still gotta watch out. They can be crafty and cunning.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:46 PM (NWiLs)
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Ha! I imagine so...this little girl is smart!

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 06:48 PM (Sfs6o)

239 Donny Two Scoops with Hot Melania Topping.

Posted by: gNewt at February 17, 2018 06:48 PM (I+uRD)

240 Eromero.. he doesn't have any guns. I have one. But he DOES have 6 guitars!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

241 Eromero.. he doesn't have any guns. I have one. But he DOES have 6 guitars!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (dUJdY)


Guitar you say?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (aMlLZ)

242 241 Eromero.. he doesn't have any guns. I have one. But he DOES have 6 guitars!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (dUJdY)


Guitar you say?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (aMlLZ)

Didn't see that coming.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:50 PM (NWiLs)

243 Melania Ala Mode.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2018 06:50 PM (djCea)

244
Didn't see that coming.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 06:50 PM (NWiLs)


yeah that perks my ears up. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 06:51 PM (aMlLZ)

245 241 Eromero.. he doesn't have any guns. I have one. But he DOES have 6 guitars!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (dUJdY)


Guitar you say?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 06:49 PM (aMlLZ)

Dang.... 1 Guitar (Taylor)....

12 Swords...

but I lost my 2 guns in that canoeing accident...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 06:53 PM (NgKpN)

246 132 flu deaths in Kentucky this year, 30 in this week alone. Say, isn't Kentucky the home state of Social Justice Warriors George Clooney and Jennifer Lawrence?

This bugs me. Both of 'em are vocal gun control advocates, but it is in their power to save lots of lives back home by paying for flu vaccine for those who can't afford it.

Posted by: vivi at February 17, 2018 06:53 PM (11H2y)

247 I dont know who came up with the 1940's jelly roll hair do but it probably started as a practical joke.

Anyone else remember the Leave It to Beaver episode where Wally got a jelly roll do?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 06:55 PM (2DOZq)

248 Correction, in every case it is rook, king, and bishop vs king after either rook g2 check or king e3.
It would be rook and king vs king if pawn fails to promote.

Posted by: MikeN at February 17, 2018 06:56 PM (o/eHL)

249 Not to go to far afield into tinfoinl hat territory, but if this flu thing was getting out of control, would anyone trust the Feds to A) come up with a plan and 2) tell us about it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 06:57 PM (gC2IV)

250 DonQ, you have 12 swords? Kitanas? I need one of those. For the zombie apocalypse.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 06:59 PM (zLDYs)

251 This bugs me. Both of 'em are vocal gun control advocates, but it is in their power to save lots of lives back home by paying for flu vaccine for those who can't afford it.

Posted by: vivi at February 17, 2018 06:53 PM (11H2y)


You can bet that their gated compounds are more than ten miles from anyone that can't afford to pay for flu vaccine!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 06:59 PM (gwPgz)

252 He has 5 Fender Strats and One Fender telecaster..a 1950's re-issue. And one 1980 acoustic Gibson. Oh and an Epiphone he bought in 2014.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 06:59 PM (dUJdY)

253 WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 17, 2018 06:59 PM (htCxB)

254 Not to go to far afield into tinfoinl hat territory, but if this flu thing was getting out of control, would anyone trust the Feds to A) come up with a plan and 2) tell us about it?

A. Heck no
B. Not in time to do us any goo
C. But I bet they Blame it on Trump

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (bJ8oh)

255 So he actually has 7 guitars. Only thing he ever buys for himself.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

256 Not to go to far afield into tinfoinl hat territory, but if this flu thing was getting out of control, would anyone trust the Feds to A) come up with a plan and 2) tell us about it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 06:57 PM (gC2IV)


Trust the authorities, just like we did with Ebola.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (gwPgz)

257
movie sign

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (YJ1T6)

258 249
Not to go to far afield into tinfoinl hat territory, but if this flu
thing was getting out of control, would anyone trust the Feds to A) come
up with a plan and 2) tell us about it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 06:57 PM (gC2IV)

Oh, hell, no. Unless Trump got wind of it, somehow, and tweeted us.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 07:00 PM (14URa)

259 249; Short answer, NO. Long answer, FUCK NO!
Am I the only one who thinks these flu strains that are killing people is the rsult of all the illegal diversity we let in this country?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (KP5rU)

260

First.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (YJ1T6)

261 I can't imagine the atmosphere in world as the Spanish Flu was killing thousands every day and WW1 was raging away. Makes one appreciate the time we live in right now even when it sucks.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (2DOZq)

262 A lot of people who have gotten the flu this year WERE vaccinated. We've had some weird strains.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 07:02 PM (0jtPF)

263 An old Red Green.

https://youtu.be/T53iB0zxsto?t=211

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 06:22 PM (FhXTo)


Never heard of this before but almost lost a monitor AND a keyboard watching this!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:14 PM (gwPgz)

264 Am I the only one who thinks these flu strains that are killing people is the rsult of all the illegal diversity we let in this country?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (KP5rU)


No, that can't possibly be the reason because all cultures, even the ones that thrive in shithole countries*, are exactly equal!


* Where the authorities give Ebola, yellow fever, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and cholera a fighting chance.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 07:17 PM (gwPgz)

265 Red Green used to be shown on PBS. I think. Late on Friday nights in the 90's Or am I wrong?

Posted by: t-dubya-d at February 17, 2018 07:21 PM (RZWC0)

266 Well, that nap lasted longer than I intended. Still, sleep is good.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

267 I like the top photo. That's almost identical to my favorite chess set that I have, only bigger.

I'm not sure if I've ever played an actual game in meatspace with it. Sad.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 08:25 PM (sdi6R)

268 Am I the only one who thinks these flu strains that are killing people is the rsult of all the illegal diversity we let in this country?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 07:01 PM (KP5rU)


Nope.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 08:36 PM (aMlLZ)

269 Sigh, another gay display at the Olympics. Gus whatever slope style skier. Family all waving rainbow flags.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2018 09:13 PM (7Jr56)

270 You didn't complete the chess problem. You left out g1=N.

Posted by: MikeN at February 17, 2018 10:43 PM (o/eHL)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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What?

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost famous AoSHQ Pet Thread. Kick back and take a break from all the world and enjoy some quality animal time.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


FDA opens up dog food investigation.

Does this woman have a big heart? Or is she just nuts?

Love is for the birds.

Not quite Dean Wormer's office.

Now we know that Kansas isn't going to the dogs.


No sharing. Moron h/t


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Meet The PetMorons


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Tonka is a 4 year-old Corgi mix with the best ears. A rescue that warms my heart. She swears that I keep hiding Daddy from her. It's pure happiness every time she sees him.
Zeke is a formerly of our backyard feral colony who adopted us as a baby. A Maine Coon who got stuck in the tree, and I rescued from said tree. Hubby says that you never see cat skeletons in trees. The rest of the argument gets sillier whenever MY son misbehaves. He is harness-trained for walkies in the yard where he still visits his momma cat and niece. He will also walk into the vet on lead, but he much prefers walking out.

Avi is our newest addition and another rescue. A champion cuddler who will nip a chin or cheek without warning. He practices Kung Fu with sister dog but big brother really isn't that into him.
Jillybeans68

Nope. Never seen a kitteh skelton in a tree. They look like charming pets! Thanks for sharing Jillybeans.


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Hello Fellow PetMoron

I've been faithfully following your pet thread the past few years; lurking, viewing and otherwise enjoying the many posts and the stories behind the pics. I love it!

I would like to make a submission, though it's not of my pets and I do hope you would consider this a worthy posting when the time comes. I'm hoping it meets the criteria and if not, I ask for your kind consideration to make an exception as it's a very heartwarming request.

The following pic is of three kitties, Birchie, Pele and Elliot. They are three remaining kitties up for adoption at TinyKittens.com located in Langley BC, Canada. They were rescued from the BC Wildfires that ravaged western Canada last year during the early summer months.

These three kitties are from separate feral colonies so they are not siblings or litter mates. But, if you were to watch their livestream and/or Facebook and Youtube videos of them, you would think they true soulmates.

They have been wonderfully socialized and would easily accept a human companion. They are bonded so tightly that Tinkykittens is adopting these three as a trio. A mighty big undertaking for anyone interested, but they would be a truly rewarding addition to anyone looking for feline companionship.

You can view their livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLAlml6CUFY

If the link doesn't work, just type in BC Wildfire Kittens and they should show up.

Here is a video link to a facebook video that showcases them and their adoption profile:
https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens/videos/1784859658255557/

Maybe there is a Moron or Moronette or family in the Pacific NW nearby that may be interested? I hope so Thank you for considering this, they would love to go to a home

Thank you very much

Cheers from Decrepit Maryland

Frank T.


You are a fine Moron Frank T.


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Hi,

Longtime lurker here. Attached is a picture of our Sidney. She’s half Llasa and half Schnauzer and the smartest dog I’ve ever met. Fifteen pounds, 14 years old. Never behaves badly or runs from me. December 23rd 2017, she escaped the fence at a relative’s house in NC(we live in Summerville SC). Long story short she was missing for 5 days in temps that went as low as 14 at night. We searched and searched! The FB(spit!) post/ad about her being missing was viewed 16k which was huge considering the tiny town. People we didn’t even know helped us search. Finally had to give up and head back home. 5 hours after getting home the phone rings and a man says he has my dog. He is an MP in the Army based in another state and was coming home for a visit during the holidays. He had caught her and wrapped her in his dress uniform jacket. He had no clue about the FB or her being missing. He just stopped and picked her up about 11pm when he saw her standing in the middle of the road. Thanks to the ID tag on her collar (still on luckily), he could contact us. It was truly a Christmas miracle for us! He refused a reward. I AM making sure his CO is informed of his kindness! ‘God bless our military’ has even more meaning for me now!

G.S.

PS. Other than a pretty good bruise and some weight loss, she was unscathed by her adventure!

Talk about miracles. What a great story. I think I can say we are all glad for this happy ending.

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Longtime lurker and never commenter. This is Cricket, my second Airedale. He is one of a kind, the ultimate party dog. When we go to the dog park, he is never aggressive and has only raised the ire of one grumpy dog. All in all, Cricket is a fantastic pet!-Amy

Well Amy, it's about time you started commenting. And by the way, Cricket appears to be an awesome doggeh. We appreciate the submission.

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Sweet Pea is a Trump Supporter. Here is Sweet Pea in her favorite Doggle Trump style.-Craig in the Keys

Love the hair style Craig. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Another Saturday, another great group of animals!!! Thank you folks.

Do you have a pet story you want to share? Does your pet want to be in the Pet Thread? It's simple to reach us, petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!

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1 First. And rodents are vermin.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (/qEW2)

2 Pet Thread! Great looking group this week!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 02:45 PM (Sfs6o)

3 Avi the cat looks like the kitten version of my all time favorite kitty Ash. The worst part about loving cats is that they just don't live very long

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:45 PM (39g3+)

4 >>>Not quite Dean Wormer's office.

I think that's my favorite sequence. Niedermeyer shoving Flounder's face in horseshit and then feeding the horse a carrot by holding a carrot in his mouth. It's so over the top it parodies itself.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:46 PM (/qEW2)

5 What cute kitties!

Know what they'd love?

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:46 PM (qJtVm)

6 Happy Caturday everyone!

Amy, like the doll house, hand made? ( you can comment, we don't bite)

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:47 PM (aC6Sd)

7 Sweet Pea is a Trump Supporter. Here is Sweet Pea in her favorite Doggle Trump style.-Craig in the Keys

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Sweet Pea has a high forehead denoting intelligence. So that's no surprise.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:48 PM (/qEW2)

8 What a bunch of sweeties! Thanks for the pics!

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:48 PM (tcwn1)

9 What cute kitties!

Know what they'd love?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_beJnlTeTk
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage



Your browsing habits exceed my imagination.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 17, 2018 02:49 PM (fuK7c)

10 Your browsing habits exceed my imagination.
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Do they? Do they really?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:50 PM (qJtVm)

11 Last night I watched some videos on Youtube. Apparently one of the favorite outdoor pastimes in rural Britain is rounding up friends and their dogs and then go rat hunting. Sometimes the people dig up nests with pitchforks, sometimes they hire a guy with a backhoe to dig out a colony. The dogs seem to have a good time and, boy howdy, England must have the biggest, fattest rattus ratti in the world.

Posted by: mrp at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (Pqytn)

12
Sweet Pea the little Golden Scalp Weasel!!!
Also laughing at the pic of Tonka --- all freckles and feet.
Love the story of lost-and-found Sidney.
And wondering how anyone got such a serene pic of Cricket, the party-animal Airehead.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (0jtPF)

13 Okay, I stayed awake for Pet Thread (do I win something for no sleep?) and just ordered granddog to time out. Bless her heart, she just quietly goes into the crate when I say 'time out'. Resident Dog and Cat are not too pleased with her right now, but she is always willing and cooperative.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 02:54 PM (MIKMs)

14 Food thread! Mmm mmm mmm!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 17, 2018 02:55 PM (NWiLs)

15 I suggest cat owners not using salmon mousse in their hair!

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 03:02 PM (ewxPW)

16 Grandson (10 mo) is a charming and happy kid who looks just like Charlie Brown. He was fascinated by resident Dog and ignored his own dog. Maybe babies just think their own animals are extensions of themselves? It was nice to see the kid, and I'm so glad he is such a charmer. Since I see the other three every day, I am just so happy to see the other one. Grandpuppy, on the other hand . . . is on my naughty list.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 03:03 PM (MIKMs)

17 I suggest cat owners not using salmon mousse in their hair!
Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 03:02 PM (ewxPW)


Ваня disagrees.

https://stoatnet.org/vanya.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 03:05 PM (y87Qq)

18 https://stoatnet.org/vanya.jpg
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D'aawwwwwww!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 03:07 PM (qJtVm)

19 Snow!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 03:10 PM (qJtVm)

20 Oh, about the pet food problems: I always used to buy generic but Dog really got sick. Went to regular old Purina and he is now fine. Don't know what is going on with pet food, but make sure it is from a trusted source and/or brand.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 03:11 PM (MIKMs)

21 Yes, a cutie.

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 03:12 PM (ewxPW)

22 Hey, kids! Been mostly lurking but G.S.'s doggy tale made me tear up a little. Fine, fine looking critters, all of 'em. Great pet thread, Mis, as always. Thank you.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 03:13 PM (14URa)

23 11 Last night I watched some videos on Youtube. Apparently one of the favorite outdoor pastimes in rural Britain is rounding up friends and their dogs and then go rat hunting. Sometimes the people dig up nests with pitchforks, sometimes they hire a guy with a backhoe to dig out a colony. The dogs seem to have a good time and, boy howdy, England must have the biggest, fattest rattus ratti in the world.
Posted by: mrp at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (Pqytn)

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That's become a popular pastime with people & their dogs in NYC over the last few years, as well.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 17, 2018 03:14 PM (akSgU)

24 All wonderful pets. Sweet Pea is terrific. Maga

Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2018 03:15 PM (hZ+us)

25 I used to give my cats Meow Mix years ago. I'll never buy it again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 17, 2018 03:15 PM (mpXpK)

26 I usually feed Bil-Jack for the dogs and IAMS for the cats. I just bought some small bags of Nature's Recipe for both dogs and cats. Guess I am going to have to go out and buy the usual stuff for them. I haven't heard of any animals being hurt by this though

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2018 03:16 PM (Lqy/e)

27 I used to go to boredpanda a lot, but after the election every other story was a variant on "here's how awful Trump is" so they got on my #NeverVisit list.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2018 03:19 PM (l9m7l)

28 20 ... but make sure it is from a trusted source and/or brand.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 03:11 PM (MIKMs)


What does this mean?

Did you see the brand involved and the list of brands the company makes? Not generic. Not generic at all.

What is missing from this panic-instilling article and investigation is exactly what level (in parts per million or parts per billion) of contamination there is.

In other words: "You have pets? Here's your match. Strike it and apply to you hair."



Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 17, 2018 03:19 PM (di1hb)

29 A rant about my local dog pound. They have made the hours nearly impossible for a working person to stop by and when you do they act insulted about having to show you the animals.

A good friend stopped by to volunteer to clean cages and wash water bowls. No they replied but you could walk a dog if you wanted.

What they didn't realize is that she ran that shelter for 14 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 17, 2018 03:21 PM (DgniC)

30 13 ... Love the "time out" image. Our last 3 toy poodles were litter mates, never apart from birth. When I said 'bed' they trained themselves to walk into their pen, nose to tail, biggest first. They would each curl up in 'their' spot and fall asleep. We really miss them. Oddly, Prince the Poodle, our 12 year old rescue, is just as cooperative when we hold the pen door open for him.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 03:24 PM (V+03K)

31 Vic -

We all were just mad with worry over you the other day.
Glad you are doing well right now.

Mrs. Vic is just the best!

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 03:28 PM (tcwn1)

32 Beautiful bunch of pets.
Even the top picture, but I don't think the mouse would last long around my place.
Cats live a long life if kept inside.
I just lost one, she was 20.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (w7KSn)

33 Aaaag that picture of Avi. Torn between "CAT CAT ON THE COUNTER NO CATS ON THE COUNTER" and "wanna rub dat cat".

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (y87Qq)

34 https://stoatnet.org/vanya.jpg

She's so cute!

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 03:32 PM (rHGeg)

35 33
Aaaag that picture of Avi. Torn between "CAT CAT ON THE COUNTER NO CATS ON THE COUNTER" and "wanna rub dat cat".

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (y87Qq)
Yeah, I have that rule, too. They're really good about a finger snap and a "get down right now," but I'm fully aware that they do whatever-the-fuck they want when I'm either asleep or out. My desktop was all awry this morning, which is weird. Then I saw Zoey, who is far more active and playful since our cross-country trip when she lost about 4 pounds (and I'm keeping her there), brazenly get up on my desk/farm table this morning. Unlike her brother Cecil, she does not respond to the "get down right now." I was forced to pick her large ass up and snuggle her out of it.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 03:35 PM (14URa)

36 Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (w7KSn)

+++

Fewer things in life are worse than losing a beloved pet.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 03:35 PM (tcwn1)

37 Cats live a long life if kept inside.

I just lost one, she was 20.

Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (w7KSn)
Awwwww, navybrat, I'm so sorry. It hurts to lose them, even when we know it will, eventually, happen. I've never had one go past 14 and mine are strictly indoors but mostly vet-averse.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 03:38 PM (14URa)

38 Yay! the food thread!

Posted by: Barky Obama at February 17, 2018 03:43 PM (5HYYq)

39 "A Maine Coon who got stuck in the tree, and I rescued from said tree. Hubby says that you never see cat skeletons in trees."

I really LOLd at that. It's true. But we rescue them from their temporary inconvenience anyway.

Love that photo at the top!

A handsome collection of Petmorons, as always.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 17, 2018 03:44 PM (cu8/f)

40 The pets this week seem to be especially good in front of cameras.

Posted by: KT at February 17, 2018 03:44 PM (BVQ+1)

41 Thank you for the pet thread. Yes, the doll house is hand made (well, from a kit). It's so big that no one wants it, but all the granddaughters love to come and play.

Posted by: Amy at February 17, 2018 03:45 PM (kS+z4)

42 32
Cats live a long life if kept inside.
I just lost one, she was 20.
Posted by: navybrat at February 17, 2018 03:31 PM (w7KSn)
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So sorry. The insiders do often live a long life --- but it's never long enough for those who love them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 03:47 PM (0jtPF)

43 So, any good recipes for Portuguese Water Dog?

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 17, 2018 03:47 PM (rHGeg)

44 Darned if I can get any pictures of mine. Even tried to get my kids to take their pictures and they just won't stay still for even a second or two. Top pic looks like my two -- two bodies with one brain.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 03:47 PM (MIKMs)

45 Thank you so much for the post of my submission for Birchie, Elliot and Pele. I'm glad to report they've finally found their forever home and are adjusting to their new lives on Vancouver Isle, BC Canada. Their live feed was interrupted with this video announcement, it was an awesome moment :

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens/videos/1835876526487203/

Posted by: Frank T. at February 17, 2018 03:49 PM (Izkhl)

46 31
Vic -



We all were just mad with worry over you the other day.

Glad you are doing well right now.



Mrs. Vic is just the best!

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 03:28 PM (tcwn1)

I do have to go back for surgery in a few more days and I am back on the catheter now. but everything should work out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 17, 2018 03:50 PM (mpXpK)

47 45 Thank you so much for the post of my submission for Birchie, Elliot and Pele. I'm glad to report they've finally found their forever home and are adjusting to their new lives on Vancouver Isle, BC Canada. Their live feed was interrupted with this video announcement, it was an awesome moment :

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens/videos/1835876526487203/
Posted by: Frank T. at February 17, 2018 03:49 PM (Izkhl)
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Awesome indeed!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 03:52 PM (0jtPF)

48 thanks so much for the parrotlet story! A few weeks ago Aetius (I think) and I were chatting about parrotlets, they are just darling little creatures.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 03:53 PM (kD8Fh)

49 I luurves the pet thread! Every week I want to get a kitty to annoy our doggehs. Then I remember our last cat, which was hubbys prior to our marriage, That cat would routinely piss and shit in my shoes! Yea, ixnay on the kittay!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 03:53 PM (DAdSz)

50 That's the first time I've seen a rat in the pet thread, maybe I should send in a photo of the infestation in my attic.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 03:54 PM (rHGeg)

51 Howdy, Horde! I've a setter at my feet and a lab snoring on the couch, a beer at my side and the bestest wife in the world is upstairs not complaining about the new gun. And she scored us tickets to some sort of private kick off to the Food, Beer and Wine festival tonight. It's snowing outside and I'm inside. Is this a GREAT COUNTRY or WHAT!

McGyver, out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 17, 2018 03:54 PM (5HYYq)

52 Lurkers: please stick around!

Surfperch: Ваня says thank you and reminds you that he is notionally a dude cat (though he identifies as a throw pillow).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 03:56 PM (y87Qq)

53 Frank T, that is, indeed, very awesome! They all got to stay together? I love a happy ending and bless you for your efforts to make it happen. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 03:57 PM (14URa)

54 I do wonder what happened to Dear Leader's dogs.
No way he's going to pay someone a six-figure salary to look after them without the taxpayer footing the bill.
Eh. I guess one of the servants can do the basics.

I just hope they don't end up like Buddy.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 03:58 PM (0jtPF)

55 That cat would routinely piss and shit in my shoes! Yea, ixnay on the kittay!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 03:53 PM (DAdSz)
That's because you stole the man and harshed its mellow by inserting yourself into what was, in the cat's mind, a perfect relationship. If you get a kitten or a cat now, it would not do that, it would be your baby. Please reconsider . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 03:59 PM (14URa)

56 Thank goodness they didn't call the FBI to catch the North Dakota cow.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 03:59 PM (EzdLW)

57 Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 03:56 PM (y87Qq)

Sorry Mr. Vanya.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 04:00 PM (rHGeg)

58 49 I luurves the pet thread! Every week I want to get a kitty to annoy our doggehs. Then I remember our last cat, which was hubbys prior to our marriage, That cat would routinely piss and shit in my shoes! Yea, ixnay on the kittay!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 03:53 PM (DAdSz)

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I was in a similar situation when I married my husband (though my shoes were mercifully left alone). He kept telling me the cat was pretty old & probably wouldn't be around much longer. The thing lived to be 21 - no doubt just to spite me. And, boy, was it thrilled when the kids started coming along.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 17, 2018 04:01 PM (akSgU)

59 Lab rats make very good pets. Easily trainable for simple commands and ridiculously affectionate. Stupid softie me had one living in my dorm room in a bird cage and then had to scramble to find a family who would take him (mom darned near stroked out). Anyway, he liked people and kids and was always a hit at elementary schools and never bit anyone. Lived 6 years after me, which is a very very long time for a lab rat.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:01 PM (MIKMs)

60 Quick question before I head out to my gig this evening: The top pic shows a dog covering a cat covering a mouse.

What's the mouse covering?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 04:03 PM (tRaq7)

61 Lived 6 years after me, which is a very very long time for a lab rat.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:01 PM (MIKMs)


That's legendary long for a rat. What kind of experiments was it involved with anyway?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 04:03 PM (y87Qq)

62 A dog, a cat, and a mouse walk into a bar....Cute pics as always. What would we do without our fur babies?

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 17, 2018 04:04 PM (pzA2L)

63 What's the mouse covering?
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The cheese.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:05 PM (MIKMs)

64 Lived 6 years after me, which is a very very long time for a lab rat.

MBQ, so you've joined buzzion in the Choir Invisible?

Whee! Twin wakes next time! But don't be like buzzie was at the last one, what with all that yelling and beating from inside the coffin, we could barely hear the pastor deliver the eulogy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 04:06 PM (tRaq7)

65 Kansas dog is a Democrat. I bet Sweet Pea would blow him out in the governor's race.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 04:06 PM (EzdLW)

66 Lived 6 years after me, which is a very very long time for a lab rat.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:01 PM (MIKMs)

That's legendary long for a rat. What kind of experiments was it involved with anyway?


Did it come from a place called NIMH?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 17, 2018 04:07 PM (bZ7mE)

67 The cheese.


Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:05 PM (MIKMs)
The cheese stands alone.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 04:07 PM (14URa)

68

The cheese.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:05 PM




So glad I didn't BEN that one!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 04:08 PM (4DCSq)

69 Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 03:24 PM (V+03K)

If I get too involved with the ONT in the late evening and don't pay him enough attention, Conor goes over and gets in his crate all by himself!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 04:09 PM (gwPgz)

70 That's legendary long for a rat. What kind of experiments was it involved with anyway?
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Psychology was supposed to be 'science' and so we had Skinner boxes. Rat would press the food bar for petting rather than just food. Almost failed the darned class because he was faster through the maze, but wanted the pets more than the food. He was a good animal.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:09 PM (MIKMs)

71 Moranimals of the Horde unite!
Throw off the chains...

Wait! Is that a can-opener I hear?
BRB!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2018 04:09 PM (+szSl)

72 A dog, a cat and a mouse...talk about forbidden love!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2018 04:10 PM (0tfLf)

73 65 Kansas dog is a Democrat.
Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 04:06 PM (EzdLW)

A Blue Dog?

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 04:11 PM (rHGeg)

74 Nice pets Everybody!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 04:12 PM (EoRCO)

75 MBQ, so you've joined buzzion in the Choir Invisible?
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Yeah, yeah, phrasing, I know. But you all can just read my intentions. Right?

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:12 PM (MIKMs)

76 OK Morons and their pets, I'm off. Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 17, 2018 04:12 PM (tRaq7)

77 Like a little lost puppy, looking in the window.

http://bit.ly/2EzGpzL

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 04:14 PM (+y/Ru)

78
*Consults the AOSHQ official by-laws*

Ah, here it is. Article 4 subsection D paragraph 4:

Any lurker who gets a pic posted in the pet thread must delurk and post a comment to say hello. Furthermore, said comment must first be typed out in MS Word and then copy pasted into the comments section.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 04:15 PM (gC2IV)

79 Amy's Airedale Cricket sure is a handsome pooch.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 04:15 PM (EzdLW)

80 Any lurker who gets a pic posted in the pet thread must delurk and post a comment to say hello. Furthermore, said comment must first be typed out in MS Word and then copy pasted into the comments section.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 04:15 PM (gC2IV)

My favorite rule!

Posted by: The Barrel at February 17, 2018 04:16 PM (rHGeg)

81 73
65 Kansas dog is a Democrat.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 04:06 PM (EzdLW)



A Blue Dog?

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 04:11 PM (rHGeg)
Well played . . . very well played.

Posted by: Peaches at February 17, 2018 04:19 PM (14URa)

82 77 Like a little lost puppy, looking in the window.

http://bit.ly/2EzGpzL
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 04:14 PM (+y/Ru)
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I should have known better than to click that!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 04:20 PM (0jtPF)

83 Cat Logic Defies Explanation:

https://tinyurl.com/y97rlx5z

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

84 Eris, well nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2018 04:23 PM (+szSl)

85 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

Oh yeah. That's Peak Cat right there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2018 04:23 PM (+szSl)

Hey you, posted this seconds before you headed out this morning:

"Oh hey Anna, I was sorting out the Crap I Copied From Forums directory on an old disk I found and this reminded me of you for whatever reason:

https://stoatnet.org/2lup0fl.jpg

You probably get that a lot."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 04:25 PM (y87Qq)

86 Adorable pet photos and I loved the top photo too. Thanks. MisHum.!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2018 04:26 PM (8+Ozj)

87 It's mouses all the way down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2018 04:26 PM (9SkN+)

88 AH Eris -- still laughing. Thank you.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:27 PM (MIKMs)

89 Doggeh needs to drop about 10 pounds. No mo treats!

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 04:29 PM (1vgk3)

90
SlapWeasel, are you around?

I saw you un-static this morning, but hours too late.

You doin' OK?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 04:33 PM (4DCSq)

91 Just looked on the Meow Mix box (wet cat food) which has been my go to cat food for the feral kitties for years, and lo and behold it's made in Thailand* for a US distributor in San Francisco. Wonder if Nancy gets a cut?

*I would have not been at all surprised if it were made in China.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 04:35 PM (gwPgz)

92 Flipped over to the race at Daytona and it seems very sparsely attended. It's just the xfinity series, but jeez.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2018 04:35 PM (gC2IV)

93 Well, ok. That licky tongue brush thingy is subject to 'misuse', and that's all I have to say about that.

Posted by: Eromero at February 17, 2018 04:40 PM (zLDYs)

94 So we got this second dog a few months ago and he's a husky something something, emphasis on husky. He's a real sweetheart, a little on the wild side, but we're working on it. The thing is though that he sheds more than anything I've ever seen. I brush him every day and vacuum twice a week and still, the fur comes.
So, as a good conservative, I'm thinking there has to be a way to monitize this. Anybody ever hear of dog fur pillows or something similar?

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2018 04:40 PM (8HiDF)

95

So, as a good conservative, I'm thinking there has to be a way to monitize this. Anybody ever hear of dog fur pillows or something similar?

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2018 04:40 PM



Bissel has a new 'pet hair' vacuum that works really well.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 04:45 PM (4DCSq)

96 lo and behold it's made in Thailand* for a US distributor in San Francisco.
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 04:35 PM (gwPgz)


This kind of makes sense - Thailand is to fish what Guangzhou is to consumer products. Lots of products come from there even if the reseller doesn't exactly advertise that.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 04:45 PM (y87Qq)

97 An old friend from elem school says that she spins yarn out of doghair. Don't know if this is like Rumplestiltskin, but she has always done it. I think you have to separate the undercoat from the topcoat, but I just buy a new vacuum every year and call it good enough.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:46 PM (MIKMs)

98 Anybody ever hear of dog fur pillows or something similar?


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Back off, man! THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Posted by: Mike Lindell at February 17, 2018 04:46 PM (gC2IV)

99 Our cats ( now just cat Cinnamon) always got Iams dry food and a wet pouch at night, its been Frisky for awhile. She likes me to mix warm water into it, drinks that up and later eats the meaty parts.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 04:50 PM (aC6Sd)

100 83 Cat Logic Defies Explanation:

https://tinyurl.com/y97rlx5z
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 04:51 PM (0jtPF)

101 You guys are always good for a smile
I'll look into the Bissel

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2018 04:53 PM (8HiDF)

102 A dog, a cat and a mouse...talk about forbidden love!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2018 04:10 PM (0tfLf)


The love that dares not squeak its name!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 04:53 PM (gwPgz)

103 So we got this second dog a few months ago and he's a
husky something something, emphasis on husky. He's a real sweetheart, a
little on the wild side, but we're working on it. The thing is though
that he sheds more than anything I've ever seen. I brush him every day
and vacuum twice a week and still, the fur comes.
So, as a good
conservative, I'm thinking there has to be a way to monitize this.
Anybody ever hear of dog fur pillows or something similar?

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2018 04:40 PM (8HiDF)


I have three cats and last Spring I thought I would take up needle-felting. Maybe make another cat.

There was a lady who make felted dog-hair bookmarks

I don't think I am helping, am I?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 04:53 PM (2K6fY)

104 97 An old friend from elem school says that she spins yarn out of doghair. Don't know if this is like Rumplestiltskin, but she has always done it. I think you have to separate the undercoat from the topcoat, but I just buy a new vacuum every year and call it good enough.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 04:46 PM (MIKMs)

The Indians used to make yarn out of dog fur.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 04:54 PM (rHGeg)

105 felted dog-hair bookmarks...

Ah, no
nobody reads that many books anymore

Posted by: Last at February 17, 2018 04:55 PM (8HiDF)

106 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2018 04:55 PM (mIJBI)

107 Sorry, but am I the only one that thinks the comments by the host of the Pet Thread seem... well, contrived, weak, and insincere?

I'm really not a jerk, but I've been reading the Pet Thread for a long time, and the one feeling I have always got is that the author of these posts really doesn't give a shit about pets at all. It's actually pretty obvious, if you read through a few months of this thread.



Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM (br2jI)

108 Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at February 17, 2018 06:08 PM

Not sure how you can assess motives like that. I guess it's up to you to show a better way with spontaneous, strong and sincere comments about pets.

Posted by: KT at February 17, 2018 07:10 PM (BVQ+1)

109 My point is, a sincere appreciation and love of pets would be clear with the host's commentary.... and that is obviously lacking.

Again, not trying to be a jerk, but try reading the comments on the pet pictures objectively.... it's like someone who doesn't give a shit is being forced to provide a couple of sentences of comments for each pic....

AGAIN! Just my opinion, but someone show me I'm wrong.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at February 17, 2018 07:58 PM (br2jI)

110 I'm perfectly happy with MisHum's pet threads. I come here hoping for Monron pet pics and pet-related discussions and he delivers. That he's not putting enough effort into the photo captions just seems to be a peculiar complaint to me. I suppose he just could say, "Thanks for the pic!" over and over but wouldn't see that as an improvement.

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 17, 2018 09:36 PM (NL6wI)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Graft [KT]

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Tree of 40 fruit

Hello, gardeners and friends of gardeners. The tree above is one of a series of art pieces created by grafting several varieties of stone fruits onto one tree. We have some grafters among us. Any reports?

Meanwhile, Sherpa_K2 sends in the following:

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Just thought I would drop by an say hello and tell you how much in these troubled times your gardening thread is appreciated. A little Zen in morning thankx to KT. Pictures yesterday while I was eagle hunting for photos on a Nature Conservancy in Sequim Wa..

More eagle and habitat photos below, plus garden notes:

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Planning to leave a snaggly tree in your yard for eaglets?

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Composting has gone well here this winter, horse and cow manure. Center core has been a constant 140 degrees and I've been turning it every two weeks. I will dazzle you this spring and summer with photos from Port Townsend Wa..

For Sherpa_K2 and our other enthusiastic composters, some inspiration from the Telegraph: a piece on the Joys of the Winter Compost Heap.

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Gardens of The Horde

Naughty Pine sent in a winter garden photo with snow and everything!

Good afternoon, KT. I'm enjoying the pretty photos on the Gardening Thread and dreaming of crocuses and daffodils. In the meantime, I was wondering if you knew anything about Winter Gardens. I have been told that they were designed to look good even in the bleak winter.

My version is to leave standing Autumn Joy sedum that looks interesting when topped with a "blossom" of snowfall. But as you see, the snow is overdone at the moment.

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Autumn Joy is such a useful plant, changing appearance through the seasons. Anybody have other tips on "winter interest" in the garden today? For Naughty Pine and others pining for spring, we received a First Crocus photo:

From the garden of Diogenes.
Well. It's more like a flowerbed.
Just south of Seattle.

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And a cactus from Bonecrusher:

There are all kinds of captions for this one. How about "good morning ladies" for openers.

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Last week, we saw photos of banana and eggplants from Hawaii, from CaliGirl. Anybody know what this is?

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If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Illiniwek has sent some old-time photos in. Do you have any photos of your yard or your parent's or grandparent's yard or farm? Should be fun to discuss!

Include your nic unless you want to be a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 12:59 PM




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1 Ooh, oneth?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (F5+ro)

2 First? For once??

Posted by: Pat* at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (FtfVi)

3 Not much to add on the garden front.

My property is icy/snowy/muddy right now. Nothing growing.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2018 12:51 PM (F5+ro)

4 2 First? For once??
Posted by: Pat* at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (FtfVi)

Sorry. You can have the "one" next time.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2018 12:51 PM (F5+ro)

5 Wow! Early I am!
Great eagle photos!
Sequim is a good place to see them though I have plenty here in the wilds of Central WA.

Posted by: Winston at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (wgCUV)

6 Snow here this morning turning to rain later. The local herd of quail came through for breakfast on the seed I'd thrown out.
Nothing trying to bloom here yet. Some buds on the forsythia in the yard but with killer frosts due next week I'm hoping they'll survive.

Posted by: Winston at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM (wgCUV)

7 What a pile of shit...i guano go now.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM (cS/ge)

8 That one from Bonecrusher looks like the barbed cock of satan, kinda like what railed me last night.

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM (r+mGZ)

9 non compost mentes.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2018 12:55 PM (cS/ge)

10 Winston at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM

A whole herd of quail?

Can you bring some of the Forsythia in now and try to force them into bloom in a vase?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 12:58 PM (BVQ+1)

11 Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is good eagle watching grounds. They come every winter to feed on salmon. There's an annual Eagle Watch Week between Christmas and New Year's.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 01:00 PM (EzdLW)

12 I've seen eagles roosting in trees lining West Chester Pike (rt. 3) in Newtown Square, PA. I was kind of stunned to see them there.

My brother put a suet cake out for the winter birds, but all it attracted was grackles. Grackles are like the hoodrats of the avian kingdom. I guess they have to eat too, but boy are they ugly and ill mannered.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 01:00 PM (Iz8Py)

13
The birds visiting Schloss Hadrian are going through the seed we out like nobody's business.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 17, 2018 01:00 PM (hBGFG)

14 We will be hoping for a follow-up photo from Diogenes when some of the other croci come out.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:01 PM (BVQ+1)

15 My overwintering ferns are doing better this year since I have them upstairs rather than in the basement. They're more likely to be watered when I'm tripping over them, rather than when they're stuck downstairs and kind of forgotten.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 01:02 PM (Iz8Py)

16 I see bald eagles often in my area, riding thermals following stream beds that flow through town.

Far more rare is to see a golden eagle, which are well named, because their dark brown feathers glow when they catch sunlight. Very beautiful, and enormous.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 17, 2018 01:02 PM (IMacf)

17 I love the eagle pics.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2018 01:03 PM (Ri/rl)

18 That cactus survived the 2 freezes we had in Houston with no covering. It is obviously happy to be there.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 17, 2018 01:06 PM (r+mGZ)

19 In east texas, occasionally you can spot a Bald Eagle near one of the many lakes - for a while there was a nesting pair on Lake Palestine that could be seen by boat. don't know if they're still they're. I've also spotted Osprey's in the winter down here, they sometimes fool you into thinking they're Bald Eagles because they've got some of the same black/white configuration. Those are fun to watch, I've seen one dive full speed into the lake and take back off with a big fish in its talons.

The only time I've even seen a Golden Eagle in the area was near a pig farm up near the Oklahoma border. Came around the bend and there was this HUGE brown bird standing in the road, picking at something. So I disturbed him and he took off, and then I could see he was carrying a decent sized little pig under him.

Impressive bird.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 01:09 PM (k1TUh)

20 Snow, ice and rain this weekend. I'm a fair weather farmer.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 01:10 PM (Sfs6o)

21 Whoa. That tree on top looks like one of those false-color infrared images. It doesn't even look real.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 01:11 PM (y87Qq)

22 I'm no gardener but it looks like I will have to replace a lot of plants that were killed in our extended hard freeze we had in Houston. Hopefully it did not kill my huge fig tree but it's not looking good.

At my tennis club, the owner recently put in about 30 large palm trees around the complex. I think she may have to replace them all. That's going to be a >100k job.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:12 PM (2DOZq)

23 The only gardening I can do is trees. I have photos of tiny little 6 inch seedlings, that have grown up to six feet little trees that have grown up to twenty foot tall young trees.

I sprinkle a little fertilizer around them once a season and when we get a lot of rain, the trees grown another foot and a half..

When I first moved in here, the forest grew right up to the house, and on Google Earth, my home was a tiny little dot in the forest. I cleared out space just to the north, and on Google Earth, you could see the space I had cleared out.

I sorta wanna clear out the space to the south and put in sugar maples so the people who come to live here next will have a sugar bush in their side yard even if it is very expensive to boil the sap from a Sugar Maple down to make Maple Syrup.

I would like to put in Oak Trees in the back of the place, but deer and rabbits eat the seedlings which would have to be protected until they are larger.

It would be fun to have Oak in the back, with deer and squirrels feeding on the Acorns. I'll never see it, but I can imagine it.

If the White Pine grow tall enough, I might have a migrating eagle in the branches for a few weeks. At least I can imagine it.

Snow is forecast for the next couple of days.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (roQNm)

24 Good afternoon everyone. It is clouding up and looking wintery right now. We might get a frozen mix tonight if the temps drop fast enough. But the forecast is for mid-70s by Tuesday. This has been a strange winter so far: plenty of cold, mostly dry, and very little snow (so far). But the days are getting longer, the ground is not as hard frozen, and the nights are not quite as freezing on a regular basis. It's not spring but you can tell it is on its way.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (V+03K)

25 Mr. Bar-the-Door has been rototilling. One of our dogs is a digger. He's not as big or determined as our last engineer dog, though.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (BVQ+1)

26 Love my crocus!!!

Anyway, not far from here is a great golf course where just over the 13th green is an old snag and two eagles have been nesting there for years. The course owner uses a space right next to the green for outdoor weddings. A clever idea but you do have to wait to play thru.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2018 01:14 PM (0tfLf)

27 I see bald eagles around Salem, Oregon, and out by Basket Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Dallas (Oregon). The eagles hunt Canadian geese over the winter.

I have tried grafting gravenstein apple onto some rootstock that was a tree that was cut down before I moved into the house, and I have tried to graft some yellow plum onto a random plum that is either a rootstock for a brooks plum or a volunteer.

It has been two weeks, and though I hurried up and grafted when the weather turned really nice and I thought Spring had come, it has gone back to being cold and rainy.

The witch hazel is blooming, and some crocuses.

There is a house south of here where the owner planted crocuses in her laws, and they pop up very early. No idea what she does about mowing, and if that affects the crocuses at the rest of the year.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 01:14 PM (2K6fY)

28 That last plant is a fruit tree called guyabano or sour sop. I don't know the scientific name. It's a gnarly fruit with very white flesh and black seeds in the center. It's tart and sweet and relatively easy to grow. It can get pretty big, 30 ft or better and seems resistant to many pests, but not all. The leaves can be used to make a tea that local healers often claim to be a semi-cure for cancer. It's a nice tree - anyone in the tropics should have a couple, not planted within falling distance of the house, which is good advice for all trees everywhere.

Posted by: Guaman at February 17, 2018 01:15 PM (OMMdV)

29 Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:12 PM

Sorry about the freeze. Keep us updated on the fig tree. Don't be too quick to take it out even if parts of it die back.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:16 PM (BVQ+1)

30 Just think, if Benjamin Franklin had his way, the Wild Turkey would have been our national bird.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:16 PM (2DOZq)

31 29 Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:12 PM

Sorry about the freeze. Keep us updated on the fig tree. Don't be too quick to take it out even if parts of it die back.
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:16 PM (BVQ+1)

I definitely won't be too quick. If necessary it will be a heck of a job I'd rather avoid.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:18 PM (2DOZq)

32 We have some kind of maple tree in our backyard that has budded out.

Posted by: Weasel at February 17, 2018 01:18 PM (Sfs6o)

33 The wife was showing me photos of the eagle pair outside her office window, which faces the upper Mississippi in Minneapolis. She says they're hunting, and guesses they've already picked out a nesting place nearby, and may have eggs. It is not unusual now to see eagles hunting in the Twin Cities, as there are at least 30 nests in the metro area.

Posted by: Gordon at February 17, 2018 01:19 PM (h+e4o)

34
I'll be damned. The daffodil bulbs I planted last fall are just beginning to pop out of the ground. Seems a little early but a good sign in the south east corner of Pennsylvania.

Talk about deferred gratification. Do a couple hours of work only to have to wait six months for results.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 17, 2018 01:22 PM (2FqvZ)

35 30 Just think, if Benjamin Franklin had his way, the Wild Turkey would have been our national bird.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 01:16 PM (2DOZq)

Then we would have to eat eagles for thanksgiving and possession of turkey feathers would be a federal crime.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 01:24 PM (rHGeg)

36 Guaman at February 17, 2018 01:15 PM

Thanks. Sour sop.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

37 I'll probably start planting at the end of the week.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 01:26 PM (rHGeg)

38 Eagles regularly put on air-shows in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I've seen one stoop like a Kingfisher and grab a surface Pike from 25 yards away. My brother got in a screetching match with one in a tree one time.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM (FhXTo)

39
The first daffodils are blooming here in NWLA. Everything else seems a bit reluctant to believe spring is upon us. It was a bit colder this winter than most...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM (4DCSq)

40 Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM

Be careful about underground pipes, house foundations, etc. when planning where to plant trees that grow big. You have some fun plans.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM (BVQ+1)

41 The Tree of Forty Fruit looks like it must require tons of pruning.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 01:28 PM (rHGeg)

42 That spiky fruit could be soursop.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 01:28 PM (qJtVm)

43 Gordon at February 17, 2018 01:19 PM

I think there are more birds of prey in the cities than there used to be.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:30 PM (BVQ+1)

44 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 01:31 PM (NWiLs)

45
Be careful about underground pipes, house foundations, etc. when planning where to plant trees that grow big.
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM


I have son-in-law that planted a couple of trees near his foundation. Sure they looked nice but I asked him, "You realize you'll have to move them in a few years?" He sure did. In less then five years. Less than 50% survival rate when they get that big.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 17, 2018 01:34 PM (2FqvZ)

46 Kittitas Valley, where I live, is home to a huge number of raptors. Golden and bald eagles, red tail hawks. prairie falcons, great blue herons and great horned owls. Osprey and merlins are summer birds so a very nice variety. As for wild turkeys a friend nearby has them infesting his yard. Forget shooting them, he could use a slingshot. Their puppeh loves to chase them. The quail discovered that I put seed out so come by every day to check. They've been displacing the doves to some extent. Sparrows and chickadees come through often. Blue Jays and magpies are all over the suet hanger. The magpies have figured out how to open the cage so they can eat it on the ground.

Posted by: Winston at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (wgCUV)

47 The photos on the gardening thtread are always great but this week's are exceptionally good. That top tree is fantastic, as in fantasy. I'm sure most people would assume Photoshop was involved. The first crocus I see each year always a sign of hope and renewal and is always special. Love the bird photos. It is tough to get that level of detail unless the light is just right. That last photo looks like a strawberry crossed with one of Bonecrusher's cactus. No idea what it really is.

Yes, we're still laughing at Bonecrusher's photo and caption. Of course, this being the Horde, the caption would have occured to someone.

I love black and white photography and those 'snaggly' shots are wonderful. I've saved both to enlarge and print out. They would make great models to try some pencil or pen and ink sketches. Even just a detail of one of the trees would be fun. Thanks for submitting them. (Fortunately, no one needs to see my efforts. I have little talent for drawing but have lots of fun trying. One of the advantages of paper is that it burns easily.) :-)

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (V+03K)

48
Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the ████ yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Posted by: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (2FqvZ)

49 >>>We have some grafters among us. Any reports?


I love graft. And grift. Nothing to report so far, but I've got high hopes. Maybe you should have a rubber tree thread.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 17, 2018 01:38 PM (/qEW2)

50 I did some avid gardening way back when we lived in western PA. We had a house with a brick wall facing south.

As the along-the-house feature, I built a sturdy post and wire arrangement for espaliered fruit trees. Ordered bare root pear tree whips, planted them well,
and pruned to one main shoot to begin.

It took three growing seasons for the trees to mature enough to fruit, and by they they were trained out with arms on the lower two wires.

I got plums! Not the pears I had wanted and ordered. But they were delicious.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2018 01:43 PM (5OEn4)

51 KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM


My problem is overhead power lines. The white pine in the front tend to lean toward the southern sunshine which is away from the power line. The original owners planted a white cedar almost directly beneath the power line, and I will have to cut it down soon because it has nearly reached the wire.

I cleared out the north side of the house because there were four large trees looming over the house, and the underbrush was a fire hazard.

I read about California wild fires and look out my windows and imagine a wildfire burning through here.

And I've learned a bit about the numerous diseases that affect woodlots that are left to grow wild. I'm certain that all of those diseases have infected the trees on my tiny three acres. Numerous dead trees are a delight for woodpeckers around here. Darwin's nature of tooth and claw everywhere you look.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (roQNm)

52 Posted this week we seem to have a Great Horned owl around, if I can get a picture I that would be proud of I would send it in. Supposed to get a few inches of wet snow here tonight.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (aC6Sd)

53 "I would like to put in Oak Trees in the back of the place, but deer and rabbits eat the seedlings which would have to be protected until they are larger. "

yeah. I have hard maples in the yard that give nice fall colors (and syrup). They produce 100s of seedlings, which I plan to at some point collect in rows and grow big enough to move to the woods for fall color. But deer indeed are an issue so I'd still have to protect them for several years I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 01:50 PM (bT8Z4)

54 Whoa. That tree on top looks like one of those false-color infrared images. It doesn't even look real. Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 01:11 PM (y87Qq) BW ~ ISO 100

Posted by: sherpa_K2 at February 17, 2018 01:50 PM (QAFyR)

55 That tree is incredible. The article about it is a *must* read. I've sent it to all the gardeners in my family as a challenge.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 01:51 PM (vWMNq)

56 Heading out to watch live baseball today. Local college ball.

Looking at a green playing field counts as gardening, right?

Seriously, though, I'm in the process of getting things set up for planting flowers.

March 10 will be the day I get the flowers put in the ground.

I am looking forward to it.

Posted by: Blake at February 17, 2018 01:51 PM (WEBkv)

57 There are a few signs of approaching spring in our yard. The lilac has plenty of buds and a few leaves on the edge of opening. The Earth Boxes we use for herbs and such are showing some green from chives, oregano, and tarragon.

Also, the song birds in our oak tree are tweeting and making goo goo eyes at each other.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 01:52 PM (V+03K)

58 Maybe we are the shithoole country??
India has approved the construction of 12 new nuclear power reactors. 10 will be indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) with a capacity of 700 MW each and two will be Russian Light Water Reactors (LWRs).

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (BtQd4)

59 Looking at the picture of the eagle reminds me of the time I walked around the corner of our house, saw a pile of feathers and realized we had a hawk in our back yard that had taken a dove.

I got to see the hawk take off carrying lunch.

It never ceases to amaze me when I catch urban wildlife doing its wildlife thing.

Posted by: Blake at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (WEBkv)

60 For anyone with woodlots, look into the Firewise program.
Lots of good advice on protecting your property and homes from wildfires.
It's close to a religion out here because of the forests and dry scrub we have. The program is on line and each state has their own program with local advice. Most counties, at least in WA state have local programs as well and will be happy to help you get started.

Posted by: Winston at February 17, 2018 01:57 PM (wgCUV)

61 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 01:09 PM (k1TUh)

bald eagles are a bit of a nuisance bird up here in new england.

Theyre fun to watch, but theyre a PITA to have around your property when you have chickens and cats.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (F5+ro)

62 Yes! remember the story of Pale Male in NYC?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (tLRcG)

63 52 Posted this week we seem to have a Great Horned owl around, if I can get a picture I that would be proud of I would send it in. Supposed to get a few inches of wet snow here tonight.
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (aC6Sd)

I have a great horned owl nest that my guys built last year. I have two cameras on the nest this year.
There are two eggs. I can't share the link because the cameras have sound and you can hear me in the backyard.

I cannot wait to watch the owlets.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2018 02:01 PM (Ri/rl)

64 Two days ago, our dogs were laying in the grass, taking a break from chasing balls. It was a beautiful warm and quiet day. We watched a hawk glide over our heads and could even hear the powerful wooshes when he used his wings to get up over the trees.

I love being out of the city.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 17, 2018 02:01 PM (GzDYP)

65 62 was directed to 43

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:02 PM (tLRcG)

66 I have bulbs growing I think they're tulips.

Also the cherry trees are budding, I love when the trees have flowers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2018 02:05 PM (Ri/rl)

67 India has approved the construction of 12 new nuclear power reactors.


This was not recent. They were scheduled to come on-line last year but the schedule has slipped to 2022

https://tinyurl.com/gmvypea

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 17, 2018 02:08 PM (vWMNq)

68 63. A GHO took over the nest of a redtailed hawk in BF's back yard. We used to view it thru his telescope. One day we saw activity, it was 3 babies. They are white with dark circles around their eyes. Oversized beaks too that make them look kind of buzzardy. Not cutesy at all but we so wished there was an owl cam.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:09 PM (tLRcG)

69 Plants seem to be pointing towards spring, end of this month I'm going to try to start seeds inside

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (aC6Sd)

70 the bald eagles around here usually hang out by the dams along the Mississippi, and most go north after winter. A few make it over my way (only ten miles or so) ... would love to have them stay and nest.
Lots of red tailed hawks and turkey vultures year round.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 02:14 PM (bT8Z4)

71 Yes, I am here. Just checking in.

Oh, wait, I thought you said "grifter". Never mind.

Posted by: Hillary C. at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (+WEev)

72 My compost heap is made from a 10' stretch of woven fencing, what we called 'sheep wire' when I was a kid. It loops into a 3' tall circle about 3' in diameter. All my sources claim this is the smallest you want to make your compost heap, any smaller and it won't retain heat to work right.

In January or February when we get a stretch of nice weather I dig over the overwintering compost heap, trying to get the large chunks like the corn stalks that didn't rot down into the middle of the pile, and layer in leaves from the maple that I piled up in the Autumn with shovel fulls of the old compost pile, all the way to the top of the wire enclosure.
Once I get the enclosure full, I let it sit about a week to settle right and then peel off the wire and put it aside. This year I am using it for a second pile, but in the past I have used it for training snow peas.

Then I let the pile sit, settle and work. The worms work it over, and so do the black soldier fly maggots.
If I have the pile out so there is no trees above it, I seem to get mostly worms. If it is under overhanging branches I get a lot of the black soldier fly maggots. The maggots are faster and are more efficient so the compost pile is a lot less, but the worms are better at breaking down leaves.
I stopped worrying about which is better for me they both work.
The adults look like black wasps and drone around sounding like tiny little B-17s and act all aggressive.

I throw my dish water on it in the summer, and water it if it seems to get really dry. Usually I get a volunteer squash growing out of it so I have an excuse to water it from time to time.

Generally I start a second pile in the Spring when I am doing a lot of cutting and trimming and weeding. I am supposed to rake old leaves out of the iris beds too, but there are years where I ignore that.
I use the second heap for weeds and to dig in my kitchen scraps into instead of disturbing the volunteer squash. I try to pull up a lot of dirt with the weeds since that seems to hurry things along.
In the Fall when it is dry, I screen out the old pile and put the compost on the garden for the winter, and I combine the big lumps and uncomposted stuff left with the new pile, and put leaves on top of it.

I have 4 big leaf maples so I get a lot of leaves. I keep a corral of sorts just for the leaves and compost heaps, so I pile the unused leaves there.

In the following January or February I start again.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (2K6fY)

73 Spent 10 long monsoon like days on a cruise on the backside of the cyclone that hit Somoa, Fiji and NZ. Yeah, I know, first world problems. However I was able to see all kinds of tropical fruit trees. Ate papaya and a lychee like fruit plus very, very good pineapple. Breadfruit trees galore which were out of season.
We have spring bulbs popping our all over in SW OH. Currently being covered by snow.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (N3JsI)

74 It's the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend. Observe and count the birds in your yard, park, etc and report the results here:

http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2018 02:21 PM (UdKB7)

75 Kindltot at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM

Thanks for the details.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (BVQ+1)

76 never enough caffeine at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM

Sounds wonderful. Which were your favorite tropical fruits?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (BVQ+1)

77 Last weekend was sooo nice out, got me all worked up to plan a (limited) garden and some container stuff..

I just HAD to have some greenery growing, so put a few old garlic cloves in saucer of water... they're growing! Can snip the greens for salad I guess, lol.

NOW forecast is for subfreezing temps, even colder than it's been yet this winter.

----

I want to try potatoes in bags this year. Been saving the (36 and 50 pound) dogfood sacks for this. They're made with a tarp-like material.
Planning to punch drainage holes in bottom and up the sides an inch or two, then roll the sides down for about a foot-tall start. Will put in a thin layer of mulch for drainage, then thick layer of soil /compost /manure mix, then spuds, and cover with a couple more inches of soilmix.


Guess I won't be doing it *this* weekend anyway, too cold out!

Also planning to grow some ginger in pots. I bought a nice big root last weekend and snapped it into pieces with 3 or 4 buds apiece. Guess I can pot those now-- the ends are dry and there's just enough room at the window.

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM (yD/Pf)

78 72. do you put meat scraps in the compost? I got in a debate w. someone who does. I say plant material only - and eggshells.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM (tLRcG)

79 Other are some interesting maps and other data at that site if your are interested in birds. Like this species map:

https://ebird.org/gbbc/map/

Posted by: freaked at February 17, 2018 02:28 PM (UdKB7)

80 Kindltot at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM

I envy your energy. Keep it up.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 17, 2018 02:30 PM (roQNm)

81 zapote

Posted by: Richard at February 17, 2018 02:41 PM (MMhYr)

82 I don't put meat in the compost heaps. Worms don't eat it, but the soldier fly maggots supposedly will.
However the possums will go for it if they figure it is there.

I have put in chicken bones, but they don't break down very fast and they always look so pathetic.
I do put eggshells in, but I crush them because it helps them break down faster. The previous owner had dug ham bones into the garden, and I wound up beating them with a shovel to splinter them so I would stop digging them up.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 02:47 PM (2K6fY)

83 83. thanks

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:51 PM (tLRcG)

84 i mean 82.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:52 PM (tLRcG)

85 CaliGirl--

We are planning to put up one or more owl boxes on our property. We'd like to have cams, too, but wondered how much trouble it is to get power to them. What did you do about power for yours?

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (S+f+m)

86 "I'll be damned. The daffodil bulbs I planted last fall are just beginning to pop out of the ground.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises

you inspired me to go look, pulled back the leaves and sure enough, daffodils are up an inch. Ground is still frozen, but we have had some warm spells.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 02:57 PM (bT8Z4)

87 ham bones in the garden...that's a new one on me. My gram used chicken poop water to fertilize tomatoes. I prefer whatever Agway sells, not loving the chickenshit soup idea.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 02:58 PM (tLRcG)

88 KT. Papaya. Had never had it before. The mango was great as well since you get crap at the local grocery store. They're never ripe. Never in my life have I had such good pineapple. You could eat the core.

Another interesting item we learned. There has been a blight going through the coconut trees. The French government and the local government has been working on a hybridized tree that can withstand it. The one that is working out best is also shorter so the fruit is much easier to pick. Coca is a big, big crop in the islands of the South Pacific.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 17, 2018 03:04 PM (N3JsI)

89 I didn't look today but two weeks ago announced my daffodils were sprouting but as of last week were only up a inch.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:05 PM (aC6Sd)

90 They're up about 3 inches.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:09 PM (aC6Sd)

91 I think it was just a way to get rid of the bones.

I've done different things in the past. I dug a lot of woody trimmings into an area I wanted to turn into a garden. The idea was to break up the heavy clay and keep it from packing down again over the winter. I guess it worked.

When I was a kid we had a compost heap that was the back corner of the property that we just dumped leaves and weeds into and I got to dig up every couple of years and spread on the garden.

Mom used to dig the kitchen scraps into a trench in her garden to cut out having to dig the whole thing over a second time.

All of these work, and it is just what you want to do and have time to do.
You know, or have a 10 year old son who looks bored and can be pressed into service.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 03:10 PM (2K6fY)

92 Sequim was one of my family's favorite places to camp when I was little.

Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2018 03:13 PM (hZ+us)

93 85 CaliGirl--

We are planning to put up one or more owl boxes on our property. We'd like to have cams, too, but wondered how much trouble it is to get power to them. What did you do about power for yours?
Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (S+f+m)

It was a pain. I just had automatic entry gates installed at my ranch. I had to have my guys trench for about 150 yards at each entrance and the electrician run the power in conduit to the gates. The security company guy put the owl cams up before nesting season and its hooked up to a dvr and WiFi. There is a cable running down the tree to the entry gate power source.
Then my guys used the trencher and put the power cable in conduit and buried it.

There are also battery sources that you can use, solar batteries may work depending on your location.

It's not cheap.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2018 03:16 PM (Ri/rl)

94 Thanks for the valuable details, CaliGirl! That's what I was afraid of. I think we are going to get the boxes established and then see if we want to go to the trouble and expense of cams the second season.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 17, 2018 03:23 PM (S+f+m)

95 If the cam is somewhat temporary and not to be disturbed area run it over the ground or up on poles. The baby bird season can't be 2 or 3 months

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:32 PM (aC6Sd)

96 Thanks, Skip. That's a good suggestion and might work fairly easily, depending on where we position the boxes. Most likely spot is a large Texas live oak near the house.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 17, 2018 03:36 PM (S+f+m)

97 JQ at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM

Best of luck with the taters and the ginger.

Posted by: KT at February 17, 2018 03:52 PM (BVQ+1)

98 never enough caffeine at February 17, 2018 03:04 P

Interesting. Yes, the stuff that gets exported does not compare. I hear they grow some pretty good mangoes in Mesa if you are local.

Every so often, one of these tropical fruits is devastated by some disease - bananas, papayas, and now coconuts? Something is rumbling around in my mind about cacao, too.

Posted by: KT at February 17, 2018 03:55 PM (BVQ+1)

99 Ah, well, it would be too much of a miracle if I was First. Second is pretty close, though, so I'm pleasantly surprised that I caught the Garden Thread that early.

Mother Nature still has some winter in mind for Idaho's Treasure Valley... we had a heavy snow flurry midday on Valentines Day. It didn't stick - just turned to drizzle for the rest of the day. Some rain predicted for later today and this week, but every time they've predicted it, we get less than we were hoping for - I'm still worrying about a dry year. This coming week, some days with highs remaining below freezing are predicted - I'm hoping that after that, we start heading for Spring for good!

I did finally finish cutting down the last leaves of Siberian Iris, and that was my last cleanup task. Now we're doing what we can to get a head start on planting. Husband is still digging corn rows, part of a row at a time (to spare his back), breaking up the clay and sand layers of the paddock, adding compost as he goes. (I don't put meat, or eggshells, in my compost, because I don't want critters digging in the compost cages. Your compost, your choice. - We have small sprayers on the compost, off the drip irrigation lines, to keep it moist.) He'll rent a tiller to run through the entire corn area, too, but that comes much later.

I still have bulb sprouts, but they're moving slowly because of the renewed cold. The rear hyacinths are furthest along, at several inches high, and half-ready to bloom. The daffodils and tulips are just poking out. The front tulips are just an inch high at most, and the front hyacinths have only a few bits poking up. (When they're done for the year, I plan to remove the clay soil on top of them and put in something decent so it's easier for them to sprout.) Our daylilies, 2 mini's and one regular size, have small sprouts as well.

The Red-Shafted Northern Flicker has shown up again this week. He really does look enormous, compared to the seed feeder, and to all the sparrows and finches that normally feed there. We haven't heard or seen our Great Horned Owl or our (?Sharp-Shinned) hawk this week. (The other bird of prey that's common around here is the osprey, but we don't see them here at our house.) I wish I knew where the hawk and owl are nesting!

I had a "quail block" out back, set up on a pair of logs to keep it off the wet ground. It's been pretty much eaten up now. I moved the logs, so that the quail could eat the seeds that had fallen between the logs.

I'd removed the grass mulch I had atop our strawberries and asparagus - hope I wasn't too early with doing that... given how warm it had gotten, to seemed like the right thing at the time. I did re-cover my few fall carrots and spinach.

(To 34 "Acme Trucking Enterprises" - planting bulbs and waiting for 6 months may indeed be a form of delayed gratification - but consider those of us who plant trees, knowing we may never see them at their full size. Husband and I planted some baby blue spruces, 6 inches high, and we will never see them full size, perhaps never see them taller than our waists. We haven't even planted our fruit trees yet, because those spruces are part of a windbreak for the fruit trees we *plan* to plant. We may never see the fruit of those trees - yet we will plant them anyway.)

(To 46 Winston, thank you for the warning about magpies being clever enough to open suet cages. We do have magpies that come to clean up under the seed feeder. I keep thinking about whether I want to try a suet cage, next time we have a cold winter. Sounds like I'd have to wire it shut!)

Posted by: Pat* at February 17, 2018 04:10 PM (FtfVi)

100 I do not put meat scaps in my compost, not a reason from experience but books when I started suggested not to as if a lot can get that decay smell. I actually do not mind the vegetable compost smell.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 04:10 PM (aC6Sd)

101 Oh, and when I said kitchen scraps, I meant vegetable peelings and cabbage leaves and spoiled potatoes and things like that. I don't put meat or fat into the compost.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 04:21 PM (2K6fY)

102 All my vegetable scraps go into the compost, egg shells especially, if you looked at my garden you can see years of egg shells. Tomato plants are supposed to benifit but they do take many years to fully break down.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 04:42 PM (aC6Sd)

103 cool setup CaliGirl ... I used to hear some owls and seem them at dusk, but not recently.
Last year I bought a nice camera with PoE (power over Ethernet). It supports a microphone as well. Mine is only about 50' from the house but just the one Ethernet wire works it, hooked up to the router. I think it is good for up to 300'.

I bought a Sunba PTZ with 20X optical zoom. A cool thing is the night vision, that as the camera zooms in, the infra red light focuses in to like 500'. The eyeballs light up in infrared so it is fun to spot the rabbits or deer I'd never normally see.

Maybe after the pet thread someone can do a wildlife thread. Someone mentioned the bird count thing ... fun to see what others are seeing, or feeding.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 04:43 PM (bT8Z4)

104 Nice to see some post from here. Out west.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 17, 2018 04:46 PM (adOKB)

105 "The Red-Shafted Northern Flicker has shown up again this week. He really does look enormous, compared to the seed feeder"

the flicker is probably my favorite bird ... have had several around at times. I just call them Flickers but from Bing that looks like the same family. Actually the ones here are the yellow shafted, which I only know because I can search in seconds.

Red-headed woodpeckers are more frequent here, and they are pretty awesome as well, though the electric company guy told me to shoot all of them I want, when he was replacing a pole. heh ... I'd of course never shoot them, but they do seem to love the electric utility poles more than other woodpeckers.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 05:01 PM (bT8Z4)

106 Occasionally seeds from table vegetables do start growing in the compost, have had onions, celery start growing but even rescuing them back to the garden hasn't produced anything, but I keep trying.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 05:33 PM (aC6Sd)

107 UGHHG. more snow in n. Indiana. I will trim trees tomorrow as predictions say 2" of rain Monday and Tuesday. oh, snap!

Posted by: Cicero kaboom kid at February 17, 2018 05:35 PM (JHQiJ)

108 COMPOSTING: Thanks Kindltot (72). My grampa had a huge garden and he composted everything. His enclosure was like Kindletot's, and he simply tossed all yard waste, corn husks, etc into it, turning it periodically. That's all it took. It cracks me up when I read articles explaining composting to urban gentry readers who want to start backyard composting, giving them fancy recipes and telling them to layer all sorts of ingredients. My grandpa's recipe? Simple, if it's compostable, throw it on the compost heap.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at February 17, 2018 08:33 PM (cEKqm)

109 KT aren't you near the Blossom Trail? Or is it too early? The almonds and plums are in full bloom in our neck of the Valley. Thousands of trees producing the most wonderful marzipan/cotton candy fragrance in the morning. Driving through miles of blossoms really does make the heart soar.

The early tulips are popping up, which of course means it will turn ugly next week with what is probably the last few nights of frost for the season. Oh well, back on go the frost covers over the lettuce, sprouts and broccoli beds. Luckily I was too still too weak-kneed to fork the thick thatch of wheat hay off the asparagus bed.

I finally managed to finish the rose & grape pruning today, very late this year due to having the flu for a month. It's very dry in the Valley, again, so the irrigation system was turned on today.

I laid out the spring & summer garden this morning over coffee...anyone else use Territorial Seed's online Garden Planner? The best feature is the follow-on planting guide, it indicates what to plant (or avoid) in last season beds to keep everything copacetic...and you can readily see what varieties you've planted each season and make notes. It also has a companion plant feature.

The plant selection isn't extensive, but it allows varietal customization so it is really useful and one can spend many hours with the doo-dads/trimmings making a pretty plot plan...or not. It's $29 a year with a free trial. Oh and it runs on flash so forget Chrome, use Firefox or another browser of your choice.

http://gardenplanner.territorialseed.com/

Posted by: Shanks for ther memory at February 17, 2018 10:19 PM (TdCQk)

110 @JQ...growing potatoes in bags is really easy and fun, you love watching them fill up the sacks and no more digging...although digging for new potatoes is kind of like a treasure hunt.

I grow ginger in containers too, although I forgot to move them into the greenhouse and set them back, but there's nothing like the flavor of fresh ginger. You want the root to harden off a bit. The best way to start them is to put them on an old plate or pie dish and set it on the top of your fridge...it's warm and the lower light will make the growth buds pop out...do not water! When the tiny green buds appear then you plant them in soil and move them to a warm window sill.

Posted by: Shanks for ther memory at February 17, 2018 10:36 PM (TdCQk)

111 I tried growing potatoes in barrels and other containers last year but the squirrels got most of them. Little rats had tunnels going down to the roots. This year it will be under wire cloth.

I use Territorial's Garden Planner. Works good.

As for compost, I always suggest folks buy David the Good's book Compost Everything. He does suggest throwing a handful of dry dog food or the like in now and then. But his main point is that anything, anything, including dead creatures, is compostable.

Posted by: Gordon at February 17, 2018 11:13 PM (h+e4o)

Thread before the Gardening Thread: The Liberal Revolt Against the Masses [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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Happy Saturday, Horde. I thought that about now would be a good time to get away from the news for a little history. The Assistant Village Idiot put up a post about an interview with Fred Siegel in Spiked Review. It is primarily about the rise of elitism within liberalism since the 1920s in America.

I didn't know much about Siegel. He was an advisor to Rudy Giuliani (after working for Democrats). He is now at the Manhattan Institute and writes at the New York Post, among other places. In 2013, he wrote a book titled The revolt against the masses: how liberalism has undermined the middle class.

He doesn't seem to be a big Trump fan, but he also thinks "The Resistance" is way off base. Anyway, interesting interview. Lots of bits of history that I didn't know. But since I live in the non-liberal part of California, this little vignette from the interview caught my eye:

Let me tell you about what happened at a party in California I went to on New Year's Eve. A lot of interesting, nice people were there. They asked me what I'm interested in, blah, blah, blah, and I would tell them, 'You know, I'm in favour of California resisting Trump. And more than that, I want California to secede.' And they look at me like I'm crazy. They say, 'Why would you, a guy from Brooklyn, want us to secede?'. 'Well', I say, 'you are definitely, I think we can all see, smarter and more virtuous than the rest of the country. You should be the people to take on Kim Jong Un.' When I say that, people literally slink away. . .

Heh.

Siegel places the beginning of liberalism in the 1920s with the formation of the ACLU. He sees HL Mencken as an inspiration to future liberals, although Mencken did not define himself as a liberal. He notes arguments for multiculturalism in The New Republic a hundred years ago. There are some interesting details and views about later eras, too. You might like to read it.

Obama was a child of the 1960s. He represented the institutionalisation of a liberalism that had gone off the rails - and he further pushed it off the rails.

Art History and Our Media

Siegel thinks the culture of the 1950s, when people where listening to symphonies and reading good books, gets a bad rap in our media.

Moving to this week, in its Critic's Notebook, the New York Times somehow failed to mention that the artist Obama chose to paint his official portrait had a history of painting black women holding the heads of decapitated white women. The critic did say that the artist had been busy "creating the collective image of a global black aristocracy".

Can't get more elite than an aristocracy.

So, are the masses back in those leaves somewhere?

Hope you have a good weekend.

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1 Foist?

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:12 AM (kVoIs)

2 And it sure has a echo.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:13 AM (kVoIs)

3 Hmmm...

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 11:13 AM (/qEW2)

4 You can almost hear the pin drop, it's so quiet in here.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:14 AM (kVoIs)

5 The Revolt of the Masses is an excellent book. I've read it twice, and will read it again. The bottom line is that humanity hasn't changed over the millenia. It's always "I'm better than you, and should get to run your life". The problem is that being good at one thing doesn't make you good in other things. An even bigger problem is when you aren't good at anything, because you lack the ability, or more frequently, the drive. That's how you end up with Obama in a sea of poison ivy.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 11:16 AM (LAe3v)

6 Sitting here in Phoenix now waiting for my connection to JFK. Oh by the way, did I mention that I hate waiting in airports.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:16 AM (kVoIs)

7 Let California sede after they pay their portion of the national debt. Then they can get to thinking about the money, water, electricity and oil that flows in.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 17, 2018 11:16 AM (q6C1L)

8 no one has called the cor...

Posted by: socalcon at February 17, 2018 11:18 AM (Roy2Z)

9 Was going to do yard work but then read that I'm racist if I don't see Black Panther. Guess I have to go to the movies.

On the upside, maybe I can write it off as doing my part for reparations.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 11:18 AM (UW4Uc)

10 Know what really sucks about most airports...no smoking lounge. Two airports that have smoking lounge in secure area are Hartsfield in Atlanta and GSP in Greenville SC.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:19 AM (kVoIs)

11 he New York Times somehow failed to mention that the artist Obama chose to paint his official portrait had a history of painting black women holding the heads of decapitated white women.

Oh sure, when he does it, it's fine.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 11:20 AM (LAe3v)

12 Thought you were racist if you didn't wait at least two weeks before going to see it.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:20 AM (kVoIs)

13 Whoops, meant to nic Kathy Griffin.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 11:20 AM (LAe3v)

14 12
Thought you were racist if you didn't wait at least two weeks before going to see it.

Posted by: Traveling Man


Your problem is that you think there's anything you can do that isn't racist. Once you understand that there isn't, life is much simpler.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 11:22 AM (LAe3v)

15 I'm in a totally different zone.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:23 AM (kVoIs)

16
Know what really sucks about most airports...no smoking lounge. Two
airports that have smoking lounge in secure area are Hartsfield in
Atlanta and GSP in Greenville SC.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:19 AM (kVoIs)

With the demise of smoking areas in airports. Can't we now get pot smoking lounges? That seems to be okay with most everyone now, maybe a pot smoking area in the back of the planes....got to get updated in whats allowed now!

Posted by: Colin at February 17, 2018 11:23 AM (4zmgP)

17 I'm wondering if our Village Idiot's Apprentice knows about this Assistant Village Idiot fellow.

I think they should revolt, and our VIA can move up to the position of Village Idiot and the other guy can be the Assistant to the Village Idiot.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 11:25 AM (kNasr)

18 Obama got the painting he deserved.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 11:25 AM (aMlLZ)

19 Yeah, self-betterment used to be a thing. Now it's all about victimhood.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 11:26 AM (qJtVm)

20 Your problem is that you think there's anything you can do that isn't racist. Once you understand that there isn't, life is much simpler.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 11:22 AM (LAe3v)

Exactly. I have just accepted it after a black semi-friend gave me the "white people don't know they are racist" crap. I said 'huh, goodbye.' And after that I just go along each day happy and comfortable in the knowledge that I'm a racist and finding minoities to oppress.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:26 AM (70cRb)

21 Barack found his ball. It was in the ivy.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2018 11:27 AM (+y0ym)

22 15 I'm in a totally different zone.
Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:23 AM (kVoIs)

Most morons are.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:27 AM (70cRb)

23 'Well', I say, 'you are definitely, I think we can all see, smarter and more virtuous than the rest of the country. You should be the people to take on Kim Jong Un.'

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In this, Californians are like Europeans. They have contempt for (the rest of) America, yet they depend upon us for their defense.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 11:28 AM (/qEW2)

24 Obama got the painting he deserved.

It looks like it should be painted on the side of a building on Malcolm X Blvd.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 11:29 AM (O5Q3r)

25 No smoking in most all of NYS...Except, Indian casinos and one of the racetrack casinos, They all have large both smoking and non-smoking areas. I'm surprised that this be allowed, how does Senator/Squaw Liz Warren feel about her tribes letting people smoke.

Posted by: Colin at February 17, 2018 11:29 AM (4zmgP)

26 Oh sure, when he does it, it's fine.
Posted by: pep


I know! I got in trouble for that, too.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2018 11:29 AM (K1sgG)

27 #9, I thought it was "we are racist if we don't see Black Panther, but Whitey is supposed to stay home the first weekend so persons of color can enjoy it."

So fuck it, I am going to BitTorrent that one.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 17, 2018 11:30 AM (2kD+f)

28 In this, Californians are like Europeans. They have contempt for (the rest of) America, yet they depend upon us for their defense.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 11:28 AM (/qEW2)

Thats very good Steve so I'm stealing it. Stealing is the ultimate form of flattery. Well here anyway.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:30 AM (70cRb)

29 Liberalism is based on emotion. Conservatism is based on logic.

You definitely can create problems when making decisions based on either of those in an all or nothing aspect.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:31 AM (2DOZq)

30 Yeah, doesn't matter what you do, they'll call ya racist anyway.

As for me... no plans at all to watch BP. 'Cause I'm rayciss, you see.

Will definitely watch Eastwood's latest, though. 'Cause I'm islamophobic also, you see.

lmfao

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 11:31 AM (yD/Pf)

31 Imagine if someone said that Obama should have his portrait be him coming out of "the bush."



Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:32 AM (16bxt)

32 re the 60's /while i missed the sixties ..as a sentient human dult a decade later being i had watched all my friends from my childhood of all ethnic groups swinging into the upward mobility lifestyle, of course some of us failed, hardships, health, some drug/alcohol failures, But we were as people were all on the same trail.

what the NEW and so debilitating un enlightened group in control of the country now try to tell us, Is we Can't.. they tell blacks they can't because race, they tell mexicans (American)they can't without them. They tell me as a woman that made more than my spouse for years I Can't, because misogyny, It's all about tripping us up as a people.

a people/american, disunite, that's liberalism re 2000's.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 11:32 AM (Z8j2x)

33 Know what really sucks about most airports...no smoking lounge. Two airports that have smoking lounge in secure area are Hartsfield in Atlanta and GSP in Greenville SC.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:19 AM (kVoIs)

Tampa airport and Key West airport have smoking lounges, Key West airport has a beach lounge...

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 17, 2018 11:34 AM (mBmTz)

34 As for me... no plans at all to watch BP. 'Cause I'm rayciss, you see.

I am certain that watching the Slam Dunk contest will forever make me non-racist.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2018 11:34 AM (YloZ9)

35 I do want to watch Thanos brutally slaughter half of all these characters that people have learned to like. That's assuming the movie script follows original storyline.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 11:34 AM (UW4Uc)

36 I find I'm much better off just not participating in pop culture at any level.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:35 AM (16bxt)

37 I thought it was "we are racist if we don't see Black Panther, but Whitey is supposed to stay home the first weekend so persons of color can enjoy it."

So fuck it, I am going to BitTorrent that one.


Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 17, 2018 11:30 AM (2kD+f)


I'm not going at all, fuck it. Curious that they named it after a terrorist group. Oh btw, let me know when they make a movie with a lily white pickup driving superhero called "Klan"

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 11:35 AM (aMlLZ)

38 I have just accepted it after a black semi-friend gave me the "white people don't know they are racist" crap. I said 'huh, goodbye.' And after that I just go along each day happy and comfortable in the knowledge that I'm a racist and finding minoities to oppress.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:26 AM (70cRb)


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These people are so disgusting. They love to feel self pity at being oppressed, and they love to make other people try to feel like crap by setting themselves up as mind readers. They are the ones who are truly blind to the flaws in their own natures.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 11:35 AM (/qEW2)

39 Imagine if someone said that Obama should have his portrait be him coming out of "the bush."

heh.

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 11:36 AM (yD/Pf)

40 I am looking forward to Obama "coming out." It will prove me right.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:37 AM (16bxt)

41 Exactly Willow. Lefties ae all about 'you cant on you own so depend on government' and sio lefties must control goveremt and thus the people. All of what makes them individuals.Their minds, thoughts and spirit. that's why they want to keep them lumped into groups and group think. You control large swaths easily. Like heading schools of fish into nets.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:37 AM (70cRb)

42 31
Imagine if someone said that Obama should have his portrait be him coming out of "the bush."
Posted by: dagny

NO, I SAID THAT WE NEED TO STAY OUT OF THE BUSHES!

Posted by: Rev. Jesse Jackson at February 17, 2018 11:37 AM (RvXu3)

43 6 Sitting here in Phoenix now waiting for my connection to JFK. Oh by the way, did I mention that I hate waiting in airports."

Phoenix has got a damned nice one now - I remember back in the 60's, when it was still just a terminal left over from the WW2 era transit station for military cross country flights.

Worst - absolute worst - wait I ever had was in Albuquerque, after a Fiesta Bowl I went to. I flew out very late on Jan 2nd, knew I would have about a 5 hour wait in the terminal for my connecting flight to DFW - but no one told me, Albuquerque terminals close at midnight, and here were about 15 of us, at the gate, all booked on the next flight in 5 hours, and here comes Airport Security to boot us all out and tell us we had to go sit in the main lobby til 5 am when then they re-opened. And it had no heat.

I remember pulling together some chairs which didn't really work and pulling an old coat over my face from my bag to try and sleep, and then when the first workers started filtering in at 5, I'm sure they all thought I was some homeless bum that had just straggled in out of the cold, since that's what I looked like.

and as soon as I got home after laying all night in a cold cold terminal, i came down with terrible bronchitis that lasted 6 weeks. Yeah, that trip still pisses me off. No More Connecting Flights!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:38 AM (k1TUh)

44 "Herding" damn. But the Willo said "sentient human DULT" which I found amusing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:39 AM (70cRb)

45 Imagine if someone said that Obama should have his portrait be him coming out of "the bush."





Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:32 AM (16bxt)

I thought of maybe his painting should of had a little Kenyan Kazuri Beads bracelet or something.

Posted by: Colin at February 17, 2018 11:39 AM (4zmgP)

46 for a complete list for smokers at airports: airportsmokers.com

nice database they made there.

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 17, 2018 11:40 AM (mBmTz)

47 What I didn't like about the Obama portrait besides all the oblivious stuff is that he chose to have himself portrayed like it was a casual Friday workday.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:41 AM (2DOZq)

48 I wish I could go smoke in an airport, but alas, no trips for a while.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:42 AM (DAdSz)

49 Obvious = Oblivious

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:42 AM (2DOZq)

50 Bob, they try to convince us to be tribal to protect our family. I hope WE as a people are able to combat their ideas. It's really difficult to combat ideas that make everyone feel vulnerable.

I actually have no idea how to convince everyone that falls for this , Of their own value. Because of their personal ethic.

it's easy to say 'i'm so ripped off in life, because, that thing hurt me'

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (Z8j2x)

51 #37 Black Panther the comicbook started several years before the Black Panthers terrorist group.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (ewxPW)

52 Heh Obamas portrait looks like a poorly photoshopped cartoon. Moochelles is worse.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (DAdSz)

53 I'd rather have Obama come in.

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (3BFzK)

54 I'm going to wait to see black panther until I'm channel surfing one Sunday morning in distant future and I happen upon it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 17, 2018 11:45 AM (3BFzK)

55 i guess i'm trying to say, they use human frailty and fear, to undermine the whole Idea of America.

and it's working

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 11:45 AM (Z8j2x)

56 Elite of the world unite! We have nothing to gain, but social status!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 11:45 AM (rHGeg)

57 When I smoked many yeas ago I was living in Albuquerque. I lit up at an infomal meeting and everyone jumped on my ass and someone opened a window. I knew these assholes pretty well and said "yeah, and if I fired up a joint in here every one of you would be saying "shut the window man! You're gonna let the smoke out!" F*ck you.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:45 AM (70cRb)

58 @43. Dontcha hate when that happens? Back in January, I had a flight out of KC to GSP connecting in Dallas/Ft Worth. The layover was 45 minutes. My flight out of KC was delayed an hour, so my layover ended up being over 6 hours.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:46 AM (kVoIs)

59 #37 Black Panther the comicbook started several years before the Black Panthers terrorist group.


Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (ewxPW)


So there actually was a black superhero that existed before I was fucking born? Shit, they made it sound like they finally got one in spite of racist whitey.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 11:47 AM (aMlLZ)

60 Good observation about the modern upper class left deriving from Mencken - I like to quote Mencken, I even like to read him in short spurts, and we have a Mencken quote on top of this blog - BUT - even those of us who like him should never let ourselves forget that deep down, Mencken hated People, and he especially hated Common People. Mencken hated America, he did, and his only justification was that he hated every other country too. Mencken hated blacks, and his only justification was that he hated arabs and chinese and everyone other ethnic group on the world just as much. There's plenty of writings of his that would make David Duke blush.

He hated everyone, and never tired of verbalizing that hatred. When someone asked him "why do you live in the US if you hate it so much?" Mencken simply replied "Why do men go to zoos?"

He is the perfect examplar of the snotty left's current mindset. And just like him, they despise real democracy, and they hate the United States.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:48 AM (k1TUh)

61 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:38 AM (k1TUh)

We feel your pain, Tom, sometimes our private jets have to stop for refueling. It's the worst, you have to wait around while watching those ugly peasants refuel your magnificent private jets with their filthy hands...ugh!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 11:49 AM (rHGeg)

62 Is that some gay golfer from the Olympics?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 11:50 AM (ks6bw)

63 Yeah, Berserker. I don't know the character's history or of the 'book'; I read it in a comment somewhere. Probably at Insty's.

Probably pushing that reaction because they're modern lefties and the character wasn't all that popular I assume.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 11:50 AM (ewxPW)

64 "yeah, and if I fired up a joint in here every one of you would be saying "shut the window man! You're gonna let the smoke out!"

Oh, lol! No shit...

Interchange the words "joint" and "cigarette" or "marijuana" and "tobacco" and see what the propaganda then becomes.

P.S. Do the stoners pay extra 'smoker' insurance premiums yet?

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 11:50 AM (yD/Pf)

65 wouldn't go to a movie if i had a free pass. all hollywood cranks out is shit. they won't have to worry about me interrupting their black super hero. i'm racist that way.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (KP5rU)

66 Mencken is our hero!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (rHGeg)

67 So Wiki says Black Panther debuted in 1966. I think that was pretty bold for a comic for that time.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (DAdSz)

68 "57 When I smoked many yeas ago I was living in Albuquerque. I lit up at an infomal meeting and everyone jumped on my ass and someone opened a window. I knew these assholes pretty well and said "yeah, and if I fired up a joint in here every one of you would be saying "shut the window man! You're gonna let the smoke out!" F*ck you."

I remember for a while in Marin County, north of San Fran, it was illegal to smoke tobacco cigarettes in one side of a duplex, because second hand smoke might seep through the walls and annoy the nosy neighbor. But at the SAME TIME marijuana was totally decriminalized in that county, and people weren't allowed to make any complaint calls about that at all.

So I guess you could smoke as many cigarettes as you wanted as long as you covered up the smell by burning some mary jane at the same time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (k1TUh)

69 P.S. Do the stoners pay extra 'smoker' insurance premiums yet?


Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 11:50 AM (yD/Pf)

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There should be an adder for car insurance too.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (3BFzK)

70 We don't hate democracy, we just think we can run things better than those filthy, stupid peasants!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 11:53 AM (rHGeg)

71 50 Bob, they try to convince us to be tribal to protect our family. I hope WE as a people are able to combat their ideas. It's really difficult to combat ideas that make everyone feel vulnerable.

I actually have no idea how to convince everyone that falls for this , Of their own value. Because of their personal ethic.

it's easy to say 'i'm so ripped off in life, because, that thing hurt me'
Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 11:43 AM (Z8j2x)

Maybe i was like that at some time. I dont' really remember. But I never thought that bad things happening to me as the end of it ad some rally bad shit happened. Some of my on doing I realize in hindsight and well others because life is a crapshoot. "This too shall end". Dont get too comfortable either. "Be nice to the people on the way up because the the same people you meet on the way down." on and on. We can take action, then God takes over. When i think of all the the moves I made in life to finally be in the right place to meet Heidi, i realize Gods hand in all we do. I went to several different states, kissed a lot of toads and took a job at a place where she would one day fly into Tampa from MN. Gees. Amazing. And I can go on and on. The old lead to the bad and visa versa.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (70cRb)

72 The good led to bad. gees. Cawfee.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (70cRb)

73 It's not that he is black why I'm not interested in seeing Black Panther. It's that I prefer my super heroes to be American. Sorry I guess I'm jingoistic .

Though I understand why they made him African when the comic book character was created.

As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (2DOZq)

74 57 When I smoked many yeas ago I was living in Albuquerque. I lit up at an infomal meeting and everyone jumped on my ass and someone opened a window. I knew these assholes pretty well and said "yeah, and if I fired up a joint in here every one of you would be saying "shut the window man! You're gonna let the smoke out!" F*ck you.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2018 11:45 AM (70cRb)


Yep, zombie had something to say about that awhile ago. It's about the counterculture taking over and punishing the "square" culture.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 11:56 AM (sdi6R)

75 71>> i realize Gods hand in all we do.
Word

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:56 AM (DAdSz)

76 As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (2DOZq)


Why should we even care?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (y87Qq)

77 Obama got the painting he deserved.

It looks like it should be painted on the side of a building on Malcolm X Blvd.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 11:29 AM (O5Q3r)


Or the side of a railroad boxcar.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (Fs5vw)

78 67 So Wiki says Black Panther debuted in 1966. I think that was pretty bold for a comic for that time.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:51 AM (DAdSz)

Black Panther Party started in 1966 also . Coincidence?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (2DOZq)

79 I can see it now: people rolling their cigarettes, perhaps just a tad sloppily...

"Relax, man, it's just a joint."

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (yD/Pf)

80 As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (2DOZq)

Je suis l'homme de fer!

Posted by: Antoine Stark at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (rHGeg)

81 I think Obama's portrait should have been rendered as he originally wanted: in day glo on black velvet, with big sad eyes.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (t5m5e)

82 The Victim mindset is incredibly self destructive, and it is a crime the way our educational establishment and media are pushing so many young people into that today.

When you have a healthy mindset, and something goes wrong, you think "hmm, maybe I did something wrong that I can change, let me modify my behavior and see if I get better results."

when you have a Victim's mindset and something, anything, bad happens to you, you say to yourself "OHMIGOD, they did that because they were OUT TO GET ME!!! and I want REVENGE!!! and I will not change my behavior ONE TINY BIT because that means THEY WOULD WIN!!!"

and it guarantees that the person believing that will double down on self destructive behavior every chance they get. Kinda like the entire dem party is doing today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (k1TUh)

83 76 As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM (2DOZq)

Why should we even care?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (y87Qq)

I didn't say we. I said I.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (2DOZq)

84 Je suis l'homme de fer!

Posted by: Antoine Stark at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM (rHGeg)


Click!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (gwPgz)

85 Black Panther Party started in 1966 also . Coincidence?
Hmm that part I didn* know. I thought they were 1968.
Off to check dates

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (DAdSz)

86 >>>As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.

What are your thoughts on Wolverine?
Or Superman?

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (1vgk3)

87 I didn't say we. I said I.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (2DOZq)


It...

...there...

...there was a song. Nevermind. Sorry.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 12:00 PM (y87Qq)

88 As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.
----
Or if Captain American were Canadian.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 12:00 PM (kufk0)

89 Big difference between people who smoke weed and stoners. Stoners are into the culture, they are weed-centric, it consumes every facet of their life.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:00 PM (aMlLZ)

90 I remember so-called 1950's "Middle Brow" culture with great fondness.

The high point of it to me was the condensed version in Readers' Digest of a witty book about the cognoscenti accompanying a cultural-exchange troupe performing Porgy and Bess in Soviet Union. Absolutely scathing indictment of everything about communist life, and cute little vignettes about all the professional-arts types. Ready?

"The Muses Are Heard." By, Truman Capote. Capitalist Culture Warrior.
Let me just tell you, times were different then.

I also met Van Cliburn once. I think he might have been a little ghey.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 12:00 PM (H5rtT)

91 80 As I've said before , if Iron Man was French , I wouldn't be interested in it in the least.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:54 AM
Je suis l'homme de fer!
Posted by: Antoine Stark at February 17, 2018 11:57 AM

I'll bet he would ride a unicycle, that he would call the Ferrous Wheel. While Juggling. With White Paint on his face and a striped shirt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 12:01 PM (k1TUh)

92 So there actually was a black superhero that existed before I was fucking born? Shit, they made it sound like they finally got one in spite of racist whitey.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 11:47 AM (aMlLZ)

Wesley Snipes played some sort of super hero in a couple of movies, almost like a franchise.
But if it ain't Marvel or DC, I guess it didn't exist.
If I were him, I'd be pissed that my movies were so easily glossed over or forgotten.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2018 12:01 PM (z79tQ)

93 71>> i realize Gods hand in all we do.
Word
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 11:56 AM (DAdSz)

see i think differently, i believe G-d sees, but let's us screw everything up. (see hitler stalin mussolini)

sometimes He sends Us another message (see Pharoah) a warning to all of us.


but where there are generations in between where It's Us . Not G-d but Us failing.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:01 PM (Z8j2x)

94 never bought a comic book, never saw a comic book movie. yeah, i'm a dick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (KP5rU)

95
I didn't say we. I said I.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (2DOZq)


He was referring to the lyrics of the song iron man from black Sabbath.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (aMlLZ)

96 77
Obama got the painting he deserved.


Yes, but unfortunately, it will be hung in the Hall of Presidents, and will be a permanent raspberry to America.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (LAe3v)

97
"Or if Captain American were Canadian."

You're thinking about Dudley Do-Right.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (k1TUh)

98 I*m from Chicago. Pops was CPD. I why it*s 1968, because that*s when shit blew up here. I was a mere tot, but that information was everywhere when I was a kidlet.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:03 PM (DAdSz)

99 Wesley Snipes played some sort of super hero in a couple of movies, almost like a franchise.
But if it ain't Marvel or DC, I guess it didn't exist.
If I were him, I'd be pissed that my movies were so easily glossed over or forgotten.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2018 12:01 PM (z79tQ)


No shit man. I was thinking that since this movie came out. What about the Blade series? Wesley snipes was pretty good in those. That was pretty super hero I thought.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:03 PM (aMlLZ)

100 Darn I miss smoking areas. Perfect small (d) democratic group. All walks of life, income levels, and education levels.

Probably why it had to be banned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2018 12:04 PM (MIKMs)

101 Obama was a child of the 1960s. He represented the institutionalisation of a liberalism that had gone off the rails - and he further pushed it off the rails.




Barry is a child of hard core, radical, anti-American leftists. He's a commie shit head through and through

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:04 PM (SiINZ)

102 Those Elites should wear a special hat or something...so we'll know who they are.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2018 12:05 PM (0+nbW)

103 Yes, but unfortunately, it will be hung in the Hall of Presidents, and will be a permanent raspberry to America.
Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (LAe3v)

Just like his legacy.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2018 12:05 PM (rHGeg)

104 LOL. Black Panther insufficiently gay. Link goes to BB.

https://tinyurl.com/ya4aznd9

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (/qEW2)

105 OT: I saw the movie "Allied" last night. It's a pretty good WWII spy thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Best of all, no spandex, no fistfights, nothing but plot, dialogue, and good acting, IOW a movie for adults. I didn't think Hollywood could do that anymore.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (LAe3v)

106 95
I didn't say we. I said I.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (2DOZq)


He was referring to the lyrics of the song iron man from black Sabbath.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (aMlLZ)

I barely know the lyrics from songs I like much less music I don't listen to.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (2DOZq)

107 Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2018 12:05 PM (0+nbW)

Stupid peasant! Those are called crowns!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (rHGeg)

108 maybe i'm trying to state my personal thoughts studies. G-d is not a minutiae G-d, He see's but does not necessarily act . He's about the big picture.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (Z8j2x)

109 never bought a comic book, never saw a comic book movie. yeah, i'm a dick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (KP5rU)


I wasn't into comic books either. I was a compulsive reader, and comic books were too short. If it didn't last past a bowl of cereal, then fuck it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (aMlLZ)

110 ICE is busy rounding up illegals in SoCal. Couldn't be nicer news to wake up to. Some illegals seem to be very concerned. Too bad.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (r9UYA)

111 that limp penis at the top of the page is adorned with a nice cap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2018 12:07 PM (KP5rU)

112 Willow I actually think you just see another side to God’s work. It’s not a sunshine and rainbows because of original sin. Sometimes people don’t believe in anything unless they see it real-time. Some people have to see evil to believe its real. People see miracles and the good of Gods work all the time, they just foolishly believe that’s its “them” that created it.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:07 PM (DAdSz)

113 I barely know the lyrics from songs I like much less music I don't listen to.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (2DOZq)


The song iron man made me the asshole I am today. Seriously.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:08 PM (aMlLZ)

114 Stupid peasant! Those are called crowns!

Posted by: The Elite at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (rHGeg)

oh.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2018 12:08 PM (0+nbW)

115 From previous thread, just in case...

476
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 11:50 AM (Dbv1R)

Yeah,
Mr. Peon, I know this. I have gotten a few nice replys. I'm very
seldom, if ever on the ONT, and I know there is a lot of knowledge there
being a smart military blog and all. Hogmartin put me some knowledge,
and a few others, for which I am grateful. Thanks for your comment!

Posted by: sole summer at February 17, 2018 12:09 PM (JF4cG)

116 I barely know the lyrics from songs I like much less music I don't listen to.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (2DOZq)


Well, it's not the most iconic line of the song anyway.

General rule of thumb: if I'm coming off as a condescending prick, odds are it's just terrible joke that fell completely flat.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 12:09 PM (y87Qq)

117 I haven't paid attention to comic books in 30 years or so, but I'm glad to see them doing well. It makes sense for the same reason there are Devo songs in Target commercials. My peers grew up, got jobs, then gained the ability to make those kinds of decisions.

I remember never really liking DC except for, IIRC, a daughter company named Vertigo (and I might be remembering that association totally incorrectly) and some of the Batman stuff at the time like "A Death in the Family."

Did everyone sort of either choose Marvel or DC, or was it just me?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 12:10 PM (ks6bw)

118 maybe i'm trying to state my personal thoughts studies. G-d is not a minutiae G-d, He see's but does not necessarily act . He's about the big picture.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (Z8j2x)


The wife always says, man plans, god laughs.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:10 PM (aMlLZ)

119 You guys might appreciate this:

My 14 year old just played a CYO basketball game and his team won for the first time this year. They were on fire against a better, taller team, and they had no subs. It was a high scoring game. My husband was keeping score. One of the boys (one of my favorites) was doing great. After the game, while we were taking pictures, they came over and said, "Mr. Dagny, you were keeping score, do you remember how many points I had?"

Without missing a beat, my husband said, "6." The whole team looked confused. My husband said, "Oh, I'm a socialist, so since your teammates didn't score as many as you, I redistributed your points so that everyone had the same number." He did eventually tell him his "capitalist" number.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (16bxt)

120 yo

Posted by: George at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (3+AKN)

121
God simply says "Do this in memory of me". We get involved in some terrible things because of the bane and benefit of man--free will.

We can't exist without it.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (S/hVx)

122 Yes, but unfortunately, it will be hung in the Hall of Presidents, and will be a permanent raspberry to America.

I see that portrait and I think *im an asshole”
But not this one https://tinyurl.com/ly4rtt7

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (DAdSz)

123 When did Little Green Footballs buy Hot Air? I am getting sick of HA's never Trump shit everyday.

Off my list.

Posted by: George at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (3+AKN)

124 95
I didn't say we. I said I.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (2DOZq)


He was referring to the lyrics of the song iron man from black Sabbath.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (aMlLZ)

Just read the lyrics and the meaning behind the lyrics. Pretty deep and cool. Funny that it could have been called Iron Bloke .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (2DOZq)

125 Big difference between people who smoke weed and stoners. Stoners are
into the culture, they are weed-centric, it consumes every facet of
their life.


Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't realized there was a difference.

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (yD/Pf)

126
We can't exist without it.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (S/hVx)
We wouldn't exist without it. We would never have come into being, no "esse" without it, there would be no point.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:13 PM (16bxt)

127 Timeline here: Founded October '66; violence started in late '67
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party

None of them moved to Cuba for some strange reason.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:13 PM (ewxPW)

128 18 maybe i'm trying to state my personal thoughts studies. G-d is not a minutiae G-d, He see's but does not necessarily act . He's about the big picture.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:06 PM (Z8j2x)


The wife always says, man plans, god laughs.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:10 PM (aMlLZ)


If a man plans according to the will of God, God will consider it.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

129 When did Little Green Footballs buy Hot Air? I am getting sick of HA's never Trump shit everyday.

Off my list.

Posted by: George at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (3+AKN)
I dumped them around 2010

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:14 PM (16bxt)

130 Barry is a child of hard core, radical, anti-American leftists.
Yeah, who worked for banks!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:14 PM (ewxPW)

131 Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 12:09 PM (y87Qq)

We're at aos. I take no offense whether intentional or not. In my circle of brick and mortar friends, we do the same thing.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 12:16 PM (2DOZq)

132 Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's profits to the black community.

This week, actress Vivica A. Fox expressed support for the petition, which has received over 6,000 signatures, and accuses the Walt Disney Company and Marvel of exploiting the black community through specific marketing in an attempt to make money.


========

Disney uses marketing in order to try to trick people into seeing their crappy movies so that they can make a profit! Horrible! They'd never resort to that trick with whites I'll bet, only blacks. It's like slavery never ended.

Here's a thought: what if the director, screenwriters, and actors all worked gratis. Then the studio could afford to give black audiences a discount. No need for a rebate "donating 25% to the black community" which probably means the money will go into some sleazy Clintonesque organization and never be seen by the actual community.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 12:17 PM (/qEW2)

133 http://bit.ly/2HoulDj
-----------
U.S. Overtures to Hezbollah Suggest Internal Trump Admin Battle
Trump admin divided on crushing Hezbollah, bringing into political process

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 12:17 PM (y3aQB)

134 There is no time with God. Man has free will. It's hard to wrap your mind around that even a little bit.

I recommend CS Lewis' The Problem of Pain

I think it will explain it as best as it can be explained.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:17 PM (16bxt)

135 25 Big difference between people who smoke weed and stoners. Stoners are
into the culture, they are weed-centric, it consumes every facet of
their life.

Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't realized there was a difference.
Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (yD/Pf)


The thing is, is that I have never seen the difference. And I have known many pot smokers.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 12:18 PM (Fs5vw)

136 Even before HA went to Farcebook commenting only, I abandoned them as they only allowed some criticisms of Obama and not all, and censoring comments using e.g. the word "revolution".

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:19 PM (ewxPW)

137 119
My husband was keeping score.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:11 PM (16bxt)


As an aside, the printing company where I work manufactures scorebooks that we sell to sporting goods stores. I enjoy printing and binding them. It would be totally awesome if your husband used a scorebook that I made myself.

OK, it's probably not likely. There are a lot of different brands of scorebooks and we are a minor player in that market.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

138 108>> gotcha sister!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:19 PM (DAdSz)

139 Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 12:18 PM

My observation, as well.

Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 12:20 PM (yD/Pf)

140 133 http://bit.ly/2HoulDj
-----------
U.S. Overtures to Hezbollah Suggest Internal Trump Admin Battle
Trump admin divided on crushing Hezbollah, bringing into political process
Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 12:17 PM (y3aQB)


Never forget: Fake news.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 12:20 PM (Fs5vw)

141 Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a
petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's
profits to the black community.


---

I like that these people pretend Disney hasn't been forced to give billions in tax dollars to "the black community" over the last 100 years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 12:21 PM (ks6bw)

142 Disney should just decree that anyone who is or identifies as black can see the movie for free!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 12:22 PM (kufk0)

143 So this happened: my wife responded to a text with I will be there. The other lady wrote back:

Thanks for your message. I'm driving, but I'll get back to you when I get off the road. No text is worth a life. It can wait.

Maybe some kind of automatic response? I don't know but it made me laugh.

Posted by: The Real Bruce at February 17, 2018 12:23 PM (aLzsz)

144 Maybe so rickl, IDK. I could never keep the score or the clock. My attention span isn't good enough. I can barely sit through a movie.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:23 PM (16bxt)

145 Big difference between people who smoke weed and stoners. Stoners are
into the culture, they are weed-centric, it consumes every facet of
their life.

Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't realized there was a difference.
Posted by: JQ at February 17, 2018 12:12 PM (yD/Pf)


The thing is, is that I have never seen the difference. And I have known many pot smokers.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2018 12:18 PM (Fs5vw)


Major difference. I know very few people who don't smoke weed. They pass a joint around, then go about their business, they don't even talk about weed while passing a joint.

A stoner?? Forget it. You'll be hearing about the chemical makeup, and the perfect temperature, and the new random smoking device that burns it at this perfect temperature, and he'll probably have some trippy stoner music playing while telling you about his travels to different places he went to in order to score the "perfect high", etc etc etc


Big fucking difference.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:24 PM (aMlLZ)

146 143 That is an auto response you can set your phone to do. LOL. Like how it's preachy too.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:24 PM (16bxt)

147 They are all about multiculturalism, except for the universality of their own attitudes. One thing they never reflect on is that they, too, are people living in a particular time or place.

One small consolation is that they never realize how ridiculous they will soon be, to just about everyone. The Obama portrait will soon be just like the prom pictures everyone's kids laugh at.

Posted by: George LeS at February 17, 2018 12:25 PM (+TcCF)

148 Dang. Since the '60s, $15 trillion (with a T) has been spent on welfare.

I'm guessing the number of "the poor" has stayed constant or increased.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 12:25 PM (ks6bw)

149 I like my Panthers the way I like my Floyd.

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (/qEW2)

150 That is an auto response you can set your phone to do. LOL. Like how it's preachy too.


Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 12:24 PM (16bxt)

Since you seem current on texting, Dagny, what is the significance of a text message containing nothing but a small black square?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (Dbv1R)

151 Thanks for your message. I'm driving...

---

Yeah, an autoreply. I have one set up on my phone that activates any time the bluetooth connects to the car's system.

You can have it say whatever you want.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (ks6bw)

152 148 the Left insists that welfare is just a brief period that people pass thru, not the generational linchpin it has become.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (DAdSz)

153 I do want to watch Thanos brutally slaughter half of all these
characters that people have learned to like. That's assuming the movie
script follows original storyline.
---
Half?

I have that series in a box somewhere, and I'm pretty sure the only superheroes that weren't dead at the end of issue 5 were the Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock (and the chick Amy Pond is playing, though she was on Thanos' side at that point).

Posted by: Methos at February 17, 2018 12:27 PM (XQvuQ)

154
Used to be a daily reader and occasional commenter at Hot Air when Malkin owned it. Ed Morrissey, who wrote Captains Quarters was at one time a decent read there.

Not long after Malkin sold her interest the blog did a change and I left.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 12:27 PM (S/hVx)

155 Maybe some kind of automatic response? I don't know but it made me laugh.

Posted by: The Real Bruce at February 17, 2018 12:23 PM

There is a voice to text app available for some Toyota models. My wifes car the incoming text appears on the center console display. With this app she could reply -- though if you've seen the ability of voice to text it probably wouldn't make much sense to the recipient.

Wife says: I can't reply right now.
Text says: Icon ripen the knot.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 17, 2018 12:27 PM (2FqvZ)

156 #143 #146 Hilarious, guys. [Generic not specific use of 'guys'.]

I wonder if self-driving cars won't be allowed to use automatic replying?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:27 PM (ewxPW)

157 studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's
profits to the black community.



What color that mouse.
Case closed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 12:28 PM (H5rtT)

158 what is the significance of a text message containing nothing but a small black square?
Rep. Schiff wants to talk to you.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (ewxPW)

159 That Siegel interview was very good, even if I might quibble with some of his historical points.

I do get tired of the use of the word "liberalism" where "Progressivism" is more accurate. Siegel notes that modern "liberalism" is exceedingly illiberal but doesn't address the problem of terminology.

Why do we persist in using the term? How in the world did 19th century liberalism, small L libertarianism, morph into its modern version? Did it really morph or was it just discarded and then picked up by the enemies of statism? Complex subject.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (0jtPF)

160 Sitting here in Phoenix now waiting for my connection to JFK. Oh by the way, did I mention that I hate waiting in airports.
Posted by: Traveling Man at February 17, 2018 11:16 AM


We love the people waiting in airports.

Posted by: This. Is. CNN. at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (DMUuz)

161 152 148 the Left insists that welfare is just a brief period that people pass thru, not the generational linchpin it has become.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (DAdSz)

A brief multigenerational period.

Posted by: The Left at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (rHGeg)

162 "Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a
petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's
profits to the black community."



We'll see how fast they make another one of those. Fucking retards.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (aMlLZ)

163 "Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a

petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's

profits to the black community.
"

Why would they resist this? The company is run by liberals, like most of the entertainment industry. You would think they would enthusiastically support this new form of reparations.

Or is it reparations for thee, not for me?

Posted by: Ripley at February 17, 2018 12:33 PM (MxEKc)

164 the Left insists that welfare is just a brief period that people pass thru, not the generational linchpin it has become.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (DAdSz)

A brief multigenerational period.
Posted by: The Left at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (rHGeg)

because , get this,, they told those they could never Ever succeed Unless the left won Because of ___ well we know this answer leftist strategy du jour.

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:33 PM (Z8j2x)

165 Since you seem current on texting, Dagny, what is the significance of a text message containing nothing but a small black square?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (Dbv1R)


Unicode character (usually emoji) that your phone doesn't support.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 12:34 PM (M4Tk5)

166 159 I do get tired of the use of the word "liberalism" where "Progressivism" is more accurate. Siegel notes that modern "liberalism" is exceedingly illiberal but doesn't address the problem of terminology.

Why do we persist in using the term?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (0jtPF)


THIS. It grates on me every time someone misuses the term "liberal" when "leftist" would be appropriate.

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 17, 2018 12:34 PM (NL6wI)

167 What I didn't like about the Obama portrait besides all the oblivious stuff is that he chose to have himself portrayed like it was a casual Friday workday.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2018 11:41 AM (2DOZq)


It is a typical liberal reversal of truth. They say Trump doesn't deserve to be president because he is unpresidential.

This painting of Obama is about as unpresidential as one can get without hiring Dali to paint you.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 17, 2018 12:34 PM (IuYIh)

168 Margarita, that is why I no longer call them "liberals." I'm liberal; they're leftists.

In fact, they are totalitarian leftists.

Posted by: Emmie, not dead and not tired of winning at February 17, 2018 12:34 PM (/A+Cl)

169 the Left insists that welfare is just a brief period that people pass thru, not the generational linchpin it has become.
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 17, 2018 12:26 PM (DAdSz)

A brief multigenerational period.

Posted by: The Left at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (rHGeg)
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Liberals say that to our faces, but that's not what they mean. What they want is a compliant nation of serfs who do whatever they are told to maintain their freebies. As I've gotten older, I've come to see that what liberals/elites/commies/socialists/whatever you want to call them are actually the opposite of "progressive"

They want to regress right back to feudalism, with us as their peasants and they as the aristocracy.

Posted by: Boots at February 17, 2018 12:35 PM (EBwPV)

170 just call them what they are in short 'Left'

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2018 12:35 PM (Z8j2x)

171 I have wanted a deHavilland-designed "Evangel" airplane ever since I saw it reviewed, as the best pot-smuggling plane ever, in High Times magazine.

It was made to be kit-built by missionary societies. Believe there is one flying example, in Iowa. You'll note Iowa is pretty thoroughly evangelized, so I assume the project was a total success.

You're telling me that Black Panther was created in 1966, even before the Black Panther party was founded -- and by Stan Lee, a Jew?
I want to see Ta-Nahisi Coates admit to that, on Tucker Carlson.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 12:36 PM (H5rtT)

172
Count me NOT among the pot fans. Don't like anything about it. When I was much younger and slightly more foolish I tried a joint.

That sick I don't wish to get ever again. Subsequent discussion over a period of time about why said that for some, alcohol and pot don't mix.

So naturally, free will took over and the 2nd time was stone sober. After I stopped being so sick that dying might have been an improvement I discovered that SOME just cannot handle the stuff. Never again.

No problem with others indulging, just please keep it away from me.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 12:36 PM (S/hVx)

173 I have completely stopped using the word liberal in any way political, using it only to describe the amount of Irish added to my coffee, or the application of hot fudge to my ice cream.

Now it's progressive or leftist or socialist or communist. Far more accurate.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 17, 2018 12:36 PM (IMacf)

174 I am looking forward to Obama "coming out." It will prove me right.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:37 AM (16bxt)



More like mincing out. He should have done it with the painting. Said something like, This painting is as gay as I am

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:36 PM (SiINZ)

175
"Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a
petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's
profits to the black community."

Hah, hahah, hahaha, hahahahah...

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at February 17, 2018 12:37 PM (Dbv1R)

176 166
THIS. It grates on me every time someone misuses the term "liberal" when "leftist" would be appropriate.
Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 17, 2018 12:34 PM (NL6wI)


Exactly. The word "liberal" originally had to do with "liberty". Leftists want to stamp out liberty By Any Means Necessary.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

177 Check NY Daily News cover tomorrow:

http://bit.ly/2o6HoRY

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 12:37 PM (QfQ1Q)

178 130 Barry is a child of hard core, radical, anti-American leftists.
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Yeah, who worked for banks!
Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:14 PM (ewxPW)
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His grandmother worked for a bank. AFAIK, she's the only one in the family who had a real job. (No, Stanley Ann, being an occasional anthropologist doesn't count!)

This, of course, has been a typical pattern for commies going back to Engels, sucking off the (very capitalist) income of a family member while saving the world!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 12:37 PM (0jtPF)

179 I hate that Rush uses liberal all the time, drives me crazy, he needs to start calling them what they are, LEFTIST!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 12:38 PM (kufk0)

180 Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's profits to the black community.



Can I get some money off of Captain America or Ironman? Not that I went and saw the movies but if they're giving out money based on the main characters skin color I figure why not me.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:39 PM (SiINZ)

181 I am looking forward to Obama "coming out." It will prove me right.

Posted by: dagny at February 17, 2018 11:37 AM (16bxt)



More like mincing out. He should have done it with the painting. Said something like, This painting is as gay as I am
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:36 PM (SiINZ)

Descending a grand staircase, kangaroo hands flapping gaily.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 17, 2018 12:39 PM (IMacf)

182 I hate that Rush uses liberal all the time, drives me crazy, he needs to start calling them what they are, LEFTIST!

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Parasites?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 17, 2018 12:39 PM (QfQ1Q)

183 Posted by: The Real Bruce at February 17, 2018 12:23 PM (aLzsz)

Some vehicles have autoreplies that you select when your phone is linked to the onboard hands free system.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (IuYIh)

184 I hate that Rush uses liberal all the time, drives me crazy, he needs to start calling them what they are, LEFTIST!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 12:38 PM (kufk0)



A week or so ago, Don Jr. called them commies and of course the MFM had a fit over it. But commies or lefties works much better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (SiINZ)

185
What are your thoughts on Wolverine?

Or Superman?
Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (1vgk3)


Jaime Logan, el Lobezno.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (2K6fY)

186 But commies or lefties works much better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (SiINZ)

commiecrats, demunists, obamunists.They are the options for those offended by the term commie.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 12:42 PM (Iz8Py)

187 the Left insists that welfare is just a brief period that people pass thru, not the generational linchpin it has become.


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It's just job security for them. The "poor" can't be fixed without putting millions of social workers (and university programs, and publishers, etc.), homeless shelters, grant-receiving whatevers, trickle-down state and local welfare program employees, and all the rest out of work.

They NEED poor people. You can't expect them to cook the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 12:42 PM (ks6bw)

188
His grandmother worked for a bank. AFAIK, she's the only one in the family who had a real job. (No, Stanley Ann, being an occasional anthropologist doesn't count!)


She didn't just work for a bank she was one of the senior executives at the bank.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2018 12:43 PM (lKyWE)

189 I hate that Rush uses liberal all the time, drives me crazy, he needs to start calling them what they are, LEFTIST!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 17, 2018 12:38 PM (kufk0)



A week or so ago, Don Jr. called them commies and of course the MFM had a fit over it. But commies or lefties works much better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (SiINZ)


I like calling them anti American communist scumbags, but that's probably a little too long.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:44 PM (aMlLZ)

190 I spose functional alcoholics aren't alcoholics?

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 17, 2018 12:44 PM (9TR2V)

191 I really don't think its that the Elites are rebelling against the Masses... I think its they believe they know better.

Problem is, that their entire philosophy is based on a number of flawed premises.

1. That we are not animals. That intellect can completely overcome a couple million years of evolution.

2. That you can reprogram people away from natural inclinations without consequence...

3. That Social Pressure can be used to completely control people... and there will be no backlash.

4. That Man is an inherently rational creature.. and they are the most rational, ergo should be in charge.

These premises are all flawed at an existential level... yet because they have managed to force their philosophy onto us... most people are unhappy.

Just like when you base a Geometric Proof on a flawed premise... it can look good but be wrong...

A Society based on flawed premises will fail, because the people are unhappy...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 12:45 PM (NgKpN)

192 In the big picture, true Americans are the buffer that keeps the elites from enslaving the poor. We're in the way of their plans.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 17, 2018 12:46 PM (aMlLZ)

193
I hate that Rush uses liberal all the time, drives me crazy, he needs to start calling them what they are, LEFTIST!



No iPhone for you! By the way, folks, have I told you yet about how awesome the new iPhone is. Folks, do not doubt me on this. Apple products are the very best. Also -- what? What are saying, Mr Snerdly? Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Snerdly was waving his arms all around and it was distracting. Where was I? Folks, you have got to try this new iPhone....

Posted by: El Rushbot at February 17, 2018 12:46 PM (EzdLW)

194 Some vehicles have autoreplies that you select when your phone is linked to the onboard hands free system.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 17, 2018 12:41 PM (IuYIh)

It can become annoying:
"This is Jenny's 2018 BMW 336i speaking. She can't come to the phone right now, as she is totally engrossd in driving me, her wonderful 2018 BMW 336i, with my heated leather seats, and my heated, hand-stitched leather steering wheel. You would be engrossed, too, if you had a wonderful 2018 BMW 336i like Jenny does. See your friendly BMW dealer today."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 12:47 PM (Dbv1R)

195 This probably should go in the book thread, but I'll be at my part time gig tomorrow, so here goes:

Brotopia is a book that chronicles the misogynistic Silicon Valley culture. The author pulls back the curtain to reveal subordinate females required to attend sex parties where they are plied with drugs and expected to "perform" in front of the party guests. The partygoers include wives of upper management types.

They are all one sick depraved nihilistic band of miscreants. Or possible alien lizard spawn.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2018 12:48 PM (Iz8Py)

196 I admit I thought the white grandpa worked for a bank too but it was only typical granny?

And I thought Dunham was working for a bank when she got cancer and subsequently died. During the Obamacare "debate" when Obama made it sound like his impoverished white mama had no insurance, I recall reading that it was a bank employing her and she did have insurance but it wasn't paying for everything "free" that she wanted.

Still, one is good enough for me to show the hypocrisy.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:49 PM (ewxPW)

197 @ 192

Think there needs to be a distinction made between Americans and citizens who just live in OUR country.

What do you think?

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 12:49 PM (S/hVx)

198
Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's profits to the black community.
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Can I get some money off of Captain America or Ironman? Not that I went and saw the movies but if they're giving out money based on the main characters skin color I figure why not me.


Who gets Hulk money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (IqV8l)

199 Who gets Hulk money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (IqV8l)

It ain't easy being green, you know.

Posted by: Kermit at February 17, 2018 12:51 PM (Dbv1R)

200 198
Disney, the studio behind Black Panther, has also faced pressure as a petition urges the studio to donate 25 percent of Black Panther's profits to the black community.
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Can I get some money off of Captain America or Ironman? Not that I went and saw the movies but if they're giving out money based on the main characters skin color I figure why not me.

Who gets Hulk money?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (IqV8l)

Groot Money?

Posted by: The Ficus at February 17, 2018 12:51 PM (NgKpN)

201 What I didn't like about the Obama portrait besides all the oblivious
stuff is that he chose to have himself portrayed like it was a casual
Friday workday.

It makes him look the non serious, lazy clown that he was. In the future, people will compare it with the other presidential portraits and say, "What the fuck was with this guy?"

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (O5Q3r)

202 The gardening thread is up. With eagles.
You can hang around here, too, if you want to.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (BVQ+1)

203 And, yes, I know she (they?) were executive types and not e.g. tellers that's pretty obvious as he went to a swanky private school in Hawaii and not a mere public school.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (ewxPW)

204
The gardening thread is up. With eagles.

More comfortable with turkeys.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM (IqV8l)

205 Who gets Hulk money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 12:50 PM (IqV8l)




The Irish

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2018 12:54 PM (SiINZ)

206 Speaking of stupid liberals: J.J. Abrams has said in a recent interview that anyone who didn't like The Last Jedi is threatened by female characters.

Way to stir that pot Abrams.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 17, 2018 12:55 PM (6n332)

207
It makes him look the non serious, lazy clown that he was. In the future, people will compare it with the other presidential portraits and say, "What the fuck was with this guy?"
Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (O5Q3r)

Its a Giant Middle Finger to the Traditions and History of the United States...

You are correct... it shows EXACTLY who he is...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 12:55 PM (NgKpN)

208
Why do we persist in using the term? How in the
world did 19th century liberalism, small L libertarianism, morph into
its modern version? Did it really morph or was it just discarded and
then picked up by the enemies of statism? Complex subject.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (0jtPF)


It was intentionally taken because the term "Socialism" was poorly considered by Americans in the 1800s.
When there was a pushback on this, the actual liberals, the classic or Jeffersonians were branded rugged individuals and unconcerned about the fate of other, less capable members of society.

Socialism at its roots is an attempt to address economic issues by changing society so that inequality can be automatically resolved (or ignored).
It moved from economic inequality to social inequality in the last 50 years, and appears to be moving on to some bizarre 'equality of experience' mindset.

(Granted, that is because it has proven incapable of reaching economic or social equality in the last 150 years, except for the equality found in a mass grave)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 12:56 PM (2K6fY)

209 See y'all later.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2018 12:57 PM (ewxPW)

210 Siegel is interesting with broad scope, but still an old Democrat, so mostly "commie" when it comes down to it. imo Good read though. thx

I used to think the "crack in time" was in the 60's, especially with JFK, MLK and Vietnam, with the Beatles pushing the drug culture and others going even more acid trip Woodstock open sex commie.

But JFK was killed after promising to take down the (already in control) CIA and the secret society of criminals that ran media and more. Orwell, himself a socialist of the less aggressive sort as I understand it, wrote clearly (1984) of the more forceful socialist (communist) shortly after WW2.

But maybe we should look back at least another century to the 1860s with Lincoln trampling state rights and our constitution after he had read up on the socialist movement/revolution in Europe around 1848. In many ways we should be rethinkin' Lincoln.

There is an arrogance of the NY/DC coastal elite, but the root is raw greed and criminal syndicates. Their sales pitch to the rank and file is to assure the "liberal" sheep they are superior to the "deplorable and irredeemable", superior to we "xenophobic racists" that are patriots.

It's a cheap trick, a pat on the head before the slaughter. The left never wins the white vote nationally, they win every demo' of the "minorities" by always promising to steal from (racist, patriarchal, unfairly rich) whitey and give to the depraved and deprived -- the protected race, ethnicity, whatever agitprop group is at hand.

It has ALWAYS been Democrats that play to the philistines' most base instincts, as Obama's artist said "it is a play on the kill whitey thing". Our nation is a living people with heritage, not an academic theory of control.

the end ... time to plant my tomatoes.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 01:00 PM (bT8Z4)

211 Is dat da reel blck panter??..wif pressed seams!

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2018 01:00 PM (cS/ge)

212 I sure hope that the Macedonian Content Farmers in the gardening thread can grow me a new neck.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at February 17, 2018 01:02 PM (Tyii7)

213 Who gets Hulk money?


Terry Gene Bollea and his family. Hulkamania money.

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 01:03 PM (EzdLW)

214 illiniwek, I believe Orwell considered himself an anarchist-socialist, and had very little love for the Communists, especially after the Spanish Civil war

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 01:04 PM (2K6fY)

215 The Epitaph of Obama's Presidency is essentially "smell 'ya later".

That silly portrait is the icing on the cake. To the degree future generations even remember Obama as anything other than a footnote, they will remember him as at best an aberration and at worst an abject failure.

Can we all stop pretending "liberalism" is a plausible political ideology now?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:04 PM (jnLXM)

216 Although I think Siegel yuuuugely inflates the influence of Mencken on modern elitism, it is useful to remember that hatred of the average man is not confined to the conventional Left.

Siegel notes that Mencken fell out of favor with Progressives when he turned on FDR and the New Deal.
But in the second half of the 20th century he (his zombie, i.e.) enjoyed a big resurgence in popularity among --- libertarians.

Long before the Libertarians devolved into a 2-issue party --- drugs and open borders --- there was something "off" about them. Their criticism of Progressive statism has been excellent, but they have always emitted a snotty odor.

I think that many libertarians, like leftists, have contempt for organic, ancient customs and tradition, and especially for (good) religion. Like leftists, they tend to see the world from a faculty-lounge perspective that often has no relation to the way that human beings actually operate in the world.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 01:07 PM (0jtPF)

217 I do get tired of the use of the word "liberalism" where "Progressivism" is more accurate. Siegel notes that modern "liberalism" is exceedingly illiberal but doesn't address the problem of terminology.

Why do we persist in using the term? How in the world did 19th century liberalism, small L libertarianism, morph into its modern version? Did it really morph or was it just discarded and then picked up by the enemies of statism? Complex subject.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 12:29 PM (0jtPF)


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I'm guessing they just hijacked the term, the way they hijack institutions - it seems to be how they work. That said, it may be best just to acknowledge the term is lost and use it accordingly. I don't think people are for the most part interested in etymology - they hear "liberal" and they know it's "big government, pro-gay, pro-abortion, open borders". Of course, there's the Dalrymple quote from a few days ago. How much do you allow them to bully you in regards to limiting your use of language?

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 01:07 PM (/qEW2)

218 Look at that top photo and imagine it's Donald Trump instead of Obama. Wearing a white shirt and cap. And holding up three fingers in the shape of a W.

Ruh-roh, you know what that would mean?

Posted by: Hands at February 17, 2018 01:08 PM (EzdLW)

219 I prefer the word commie

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 01:08 PM (r9UYA)

220 Siegel wrote a piece about the liberal influence of H.G. Wells, too. In City Journal. Pretty blunt. "The Godfather of American Liberalism".

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 17, 2018 01:09 PM (BVQ+1)

221 It's a good thing I wasn't in the military. "Heads on a swivel" could have been problematic.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at February 17, 2018 01:09 PM (Tyii7)

222 This site is NSFW and is about anime, Asian news, etc, but it has a good rundown on the Obama painting and the homosexual artist involved.

1) He puts sperms in all his paintings, like an 'Easter egg" to hunt for
2) He has a studio in China where workers help put out his works -- probably doing the photoshopped backgrounds
3) The quote ace noted a few days ago about "kill whitey"
4) His schtick of reposing old paintings with black people

Its a nice roundup of the oddities
https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2018/02/16/obama-sperm-portrait-made-in-china/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:10 PM (39g3+)

223 How long before that Obama pattern is available as actual, literal wallpaper?

I'll suggest vinyl weave, so it will hold up better in steamy bath houses...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:11 PM (H5rtT)

224 96
77

Obama got the painting he deserved.

Yes, but unfortunately, it will be hung in the Hall of Presidents, and will be a permanent raspberry to America.


Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (LAe3v)

I wonder if Barky ever thought that, in 20 years, the portrait might just make him look like a giant douche and wish he had a portrit that made him look like a president not some douche trying and failing to redefine "presidental".
God, that fellow was smitten with himself. He just thought he was so scrumptious.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (7+qdf)

225 Oh shit yes HG Wells wasn't a "liberal influence." He was the bull goose.

Free-Lovin' it up with Madge Sanger.
He and Shaw "invented" Fabian Socialism.
No offense to actual Fabian. There is no Annette Socialism. Serfs Up?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:14 PM (H5rtT)

226 Kevin Durant and LeBron James' video on Uninterrupted covered a multitude of topics: being All-Stars, being rich black men and living under President Donald Trump. James has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past, and this was no different. "(Trump) doesn't give a f--- about people," James said, and Durant agreed with him.

Posted by: Shut up and dribble at February 17, 2018 01:15 PM (Tyii7)

227 201 ....In the future, people will compare it with the other presidential portraits and say, "What the fuck was with this guy?"
Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 12:52 PM (O5Q3r)
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One of the things that animated Obama from the beginning of his presidency is the belief that he is special, a ground-breaker and Lightbringer.
He just HAS to have a different sort of portrait, one that the rubes are too pathetic to understand!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 01:17 PM (0jtPF)

228 Groot Money?

Wooden nickels.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 01:17 PM (UW4Uc)

229 Terry Gene Bollea and his family. Hulkamania money. BROTHER!!!!!!!!

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 01:18 PM (y3aQB)

230 In the future, people will compare it with the other presidential portraits and say

Which is why I think its perfect for him. In a few decades when people have generally forgotten him, they'll see this kind of thing and go "what the???"

Obama: even more queer than you figured

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:22 PM (39g3+)

231 http://bit.ly/2GmFh2V
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Challenges Laura Ingraham to Fight Over LeBron James Comments
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What a Retarded Hollyweird TWAT

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 01:23 PM (y3aQB)

232 . . . the only portrait with a cuspidor bolted to the floor in front of it . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 01:23 PM (2K6fY)

233 Speaking of stupid liberals: J.J. Abrams has said in a recent interview that anyone who didn't like The Last Jedi is threatened by female characters.



Way to stir that pot Abrams.
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Well that sure sounds like he understands the problem and will be fixing it in episode 9.

Posted by: Methos at February 17, 2018 01:27 PM (XQvuQ)

234 As I understand it, the very premise of Black Panther is somewhere in between risible and sad. There's this isolated, technologically advanced African nation that no one has ever heard about?

OK. They're not scampering around in g-strings, no, they're technologically advanced, just never got around to contacting anyone else. You know, the way technologically advanced nations do.

It's risible and sad in the same way, much like Al Sharpton's assertions that Africans invented mathematics that was stolen by "those Greek homos," after which the Africans inexplicably forgot everything they'd invented.

It's kind of like the 98 lb. weakling fantasizing about kicking the ass of the entire football team.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:28 PM (W62qG)

235 J.J. Abrams has said in a recent interview that anyone who didn't like The Last Jedi is threatened by female characters.

Nothing endears you to fans like insulting them and calling them names.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:29 PM (39g3+)

236 I wonder if Barky ever thought that, in 20 years, the portrait might just make him look like a giant douche and wish he had a portrit that made him look like a president not some douche trying and failing to redefine "presidental".
God, that fellow was smitten with himself. He just thought he was so scrumptious.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (7+qdf)

OK, you've convinced me. The artist captured the essence of Obama.

Posted by: George LeS at February 17, 2018 01:31 PM (+TcCF)

237 Of course, there's the Dalrymple quote from a few days ago. How much do you allow them to bully you in regards to limiting your use of language?
Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 01:07 PM (/qEW2)


Not at all, in my case. In fact, I go out of my way to use what they consider inflammatory language, just to make a point, and to release the pawl on the ratchet they've installed on language.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:31 PM (W62qG)

238 I wonder if Barky ever thought that, in 20 years, the portrait might just make him look like a giant douche and wish he had a portrit that made him look like a president not some douche trying and failing to redefine "presidental".
God, that fellow was smitten with himself. He just thought he was so scrumptious.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (7+qdf)


In 20 years the National Gallery will probably have that portrait hanging in the mens' room. Assuming there still is a mens' room, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:32 PM (W62qG)

239 As I understand it, the very premise of Black Panther is somewhere in between risible and sad. There's this isolated, technologically advanced African nation that no one has ever heard about?

There was a really big danger in the concept of this being the "we wuz kangs" thing with "here's how Africa would have been if honkeys hadn't ruined it all."

But from what I've read and heard about the movie, that's not where they went at all. They stayed true to a comic book sensibility; Africa is incidental to the story, its just a place where a meteor of super mineral landed, and they built the tech up from that. They were super isolationist and protected their nation with the tech, disguising and hiding it. There's no black supremacy or African myth making at all, its comic booky.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)

240 Of course, there's the Dalrymple quote from a few days ago. How much do you allow them to bully you in regards to limiting your use of language?
Posted by: Shep Smith at February 17, 2018 01:07 PM (/qEW2)

Not at all, in my case. In fact, I go out of my way to use what they consider inflammatory language, just to make a point, and to release the pawl on the ratchet they've installed on language.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

That's why I say to myself every day when I shave, you racist! Makes the rest of the day easier.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:34 PM (o3NFc)

241 238 I wonder if Barky ever thought that, in 20 years, the portrait might just make him look like a giant douche and wish he had a portrit that made him look like a president not some douche trying and failing to redefine "presidental".
God, that fellow was smitten with himself. He just thought he was so scrumptious.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 17, 2018 01:13 PM (7+qdf)

In 20 years the National Gallery will probably have that portrait hanging in the mens' room. Assuming there still is a mens' room, of course.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:32 PM (W62qG)

Right over the glory hole.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2018 01:34 PM (NWiLs)

242 231 http://bit.ly/2GmFh2V
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Challenges Laura Ingraham to Fight Over LeBron James Comments
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What a Retarded Hollyweird TWAT
Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 01:23 PM (y3aQB)


Because that's what the intellectually superior do: physically fight to settle an issue. It's not at all a characteristic of those with low IQ.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (W62qG)

243 Obama got the painting he deserved.

Yes, but unfortunately, it will be hung in the Hall of Presidents, and will be a permanent raspberry to America.

Posted by: pep at February 17, 2018 12:02 PM (LAe3v)


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It's kind of poetic justice like the emperor's new clothes. His stupidity and narcissism doomed him to embarrassment even though that's the one thing he wanted to avoid. He just had to be different. "I gotta be me! No standing in an office. I will be floating against a backdrop of vegetation".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (/qEW2)

244 239 As I understand it, the very premise of Black Panther is somewhere in between risible and sad. There's this isolated, technologically advanced African nation that no one has ever heard about?

There was a really big danger in the concept of this being the "we wuz kangs" thing with "here's how Africa would have been if honkeys hadn't ruined it all."

But from what I've read and heard about the movie, that's not where they went at all. They stayed true to a comic book sensibility; Africa is incidental to the story, its just a place where a meteor of super mineral landed, and they built the tech up from that. They were super isolationist and protected their nation with the tech, disguising and hiding it. There's no black supremacy or African myth making at all, its comic booky.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)

GREEK HOMOS STOLED OUR TECHNOLOGY!

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at February 17, 2018 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

245 I want Trump to tweet: I want a wall like Black Panther has ...

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:36 PM (o3NFc)

246 But from what I've read and heard about the movie,
that's not where they went at all. They stayed true to a comic book
sensibility; Africa is incidental to the story, its just a place where a
meteor of super mineral landed, and they built the tech up from that.
They were super isolationist and protected their nation with the tech,
disguising and hiding it. There's no black supremacy or African myth
making at all, its comic booky.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)

In other words, magic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 01:37 PM (Dbv1R)

247 There was a really big danger in the concept of this being the "we wuz kangs" thing with "here's how Africa would have been if honkeys hadn't ruined it all."

But from what I've read and heard about the movie, that's not where they went at all. They stayed true to a comic book sensibility; Africa is incidental to the story, its just a place where a meteor of super mineral landed, and they built the tech up from that. They were super isolationist and protected their nation with the tech, disguising and hiding it. There's no black supremacy or African myth making at all, its comic booky.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)


Ah, OK. I haven't seen it, and don't intend to, but was going by word of mouth and IMDB precis of the movie, which gave that impression.

Having said that, I suspect that the bruthas will take it as African myth making anyway, so my take, while ignorant, probably still has some validity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:38 PM (W62qG)

248 The National Gallery had a portrait of Trump that was a photo from the late 80's of him tossing up an apple (the blue sky with clouds was like a nod to Magritte).

They needed to have a guard near it at all times. The guard was disgusted with people who tried to deface the portrait.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 01:39 PM (qJtVm)

249 J.J. Abrams has said in a recent interview that anyone who didn't like The Last Jedi is threatened by female characters.



Nothing endears you to fans like insulting them and calling them names.
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I recently got into a spat with a leftist twat who simultaneously insisted
1. TLJ's hatred of men was all in my head
2. All the other white dudes like me who hated it are just whining because the movie didn't cater to us.
3. All us white dudes just need to get used to being dumped on so that other people can be catered to at our expense.
4. All us white dudes are going to see every new S(J)W disney movie anyway because star wars is our life and we just can't quit it.

A great deal of her argument sounded like corporate damage control boilerplate, so I rather expect this is how disney thinks about the situation.

Posted by: Methos at February 17, 2018 01:40 PM (XQvuQ)

250 I have a dream that one day we will turn away from the festering sore of our present culture, and once again exalt the traditional virtues - industry, decency, hard work, courage, loyalty, civility, modesty, patriotism, morality.

So far, not seeing it, but on my cheerier days think that perhaps it's necessary to hit bottom before that transformation can take place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:42 PM (W62qG)

251 But maybe we should look back at least another century to the 1860s with Lincoln trampling state rights and our constitution after he had read up on the socialist movement/revolution in Europe around 1848. In many ways we should be rethinkin' Lincoln.

I'm willing to give Lincoln a pass on the political philosophy stuff, he was busy kicking my kin's ass. But, Teddy, embraced the big government, problem solver and led us into a Wilsonian night mare. I blame Teddy, and curse Wilson.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:42 PM (o3NFc)

252 232 . . . the only portrait with a cuspidor bolted to the floor in front of it . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 01:23 PM (2K6fY)

*chew* *chew*

*spit*

*splat*

So, what's this cuspidor on the floor for?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:43 PM (jnLXM)

253 3. All us white dudes just need to get used to being dumped on so that other people can be catered to at our expense.

Literally.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:44 PM (W62qG)

254 If all the truth comes out, Obama may be remembered more for his constant support of our enemies and of massive drug running. Actual photos of him in orange in prison would be fitting also. His wallflower painting will be the least of his abominations.

That will take time, to make the public aware of what he really did to America, then they will demand it. Or so I can dream.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 01:44 PM (bT8Z4)

255 let me know when they make a movie with a lily white pickup driving superhero called "Klan"

It's called the real world and the name callers are just another problem in it.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 01:44 PM (FhXTo)

256 232 . . . the only portrait with a cuspidor bolted to the floor in front of it . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2018 01:23 PM (2K6fY)

(but if a cuspidor BOLTED to the floor isn't a metaphor for Obama somehow, I don't know what is.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:44 PM (jnLXM)

257 We joke about spitting on his portrait, but we don't. They actually deface the images they disapprove of.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 01:45 PM (qJtVm)

258 (but if a cuspidor BOLTED to the floor isn't a metaphor for Obama somehow, I don't know what is.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:44 PM (jnLXM)


The cuspidor bolted to the floor is a work of art, entitled "Foresight."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:46 PM (W62qG)

259 I'm surprised Ta-Nehisi Coates is not the screenwriter. So no jokes about mayonnaise or gentrification to break the tension? Not worth going.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 01:48 PM (/qEW2)

260 So, let's say Laura Ingraham has her knee in the small of Pompeo's back, and both her thighs off the canvas, causing the Famous Actress to eat copious quantities of the mat. Compelling image, and some of you will BRB.

What happens then? Does Pompeo cry "Auntie" and then they get up and shake hands, and she vows never to ass-hat again? I rather think not.

OK it ain't happenin. My money was on Big Laura though, for the record.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:48 PM (H5rtT)

261 The cuspidor bolted to the floor is a work of art, entitled "Foresight."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:46 PM (W62qG)


Speaking of which, the same thought applies to liberals (e.g., Pelosi) saying a 40 foot wall will just motivate people to bring a 41 foot ladder.

OK, you climb to the top of a 40 foot wall with a rounded top to which you cannot attach a grappling or tie a rope or anything. You admire the view for a while. Then what?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:48 PM (W62qG)

262 grappling hook

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (W62qG)

263 Here's an angle that needs explored (to reverse-Alinsky the leftists pushing Black Panther as agitprop, which they're doing):

Why'd this super-advanced secret nation of super-black people allow slavery to continue?

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (UW4Uc)

264 So far, not seeing it, but on my cheerier days think that perhaps it's necessary to hit bottom before that transformation can take place.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:42 PM (W62qG)

Your dream is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Live that way yourself. Hold those values.

When the children growing up now and in later generations are swimming in the muck and mire of a debauched and debased cesspool, they will eventually be desperate for a sane alternative.

Be that sane alternative. Be the example.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:50 PM (jnLXM)

265 If it didn't last past a bowl of cereal, then fuck it.

Please never invite us for breakfast.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 01:51 PM (FhXTo)

266 Why'd this super-advanced secret nation of super-black people allow slavery to continue?
Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 01:49 PM (UW4Uc)

Looking up "circus", "monkey", and "ain't my" in my isiZulu/English dictionary....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:51 PM (jnLXM)

267 Well, I see that Lebron James and Kevin Durant have divine powers that allow them to see into the heart of every man and judge them righteous or wicked.

And those stupid Christians thought we had to wait till the Last Judgment to know and be known!
Now, if we want to know whether we or anyone else is saved, we can just ask Lebron and Kevin.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 01:51 PM (0jtPF)

268 I'm willing to give Lincoln a pass on the political philosophy stuff, he was busy kicking my kin's ass. But, Teddy, embraced the big government, problem solver and led us into a Wilsonian night mare. I blame Teddy, and curse Wilson.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:42 PM (o3NFc)


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What if they could have been brought forward in time to see the Age of Obama? "No!!! I never meant that it should lead to this!" Like Victor Frankenstein realizing what he'd unleashed.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 01:53 PM (/qEW2)

269 259 I'm surprised Ta-Nehisi Coates is not the screenwriter. So no jokes about mayonnaise or gentrification to break the tension? Not worth going.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 01:48 PM (/qEW2)


The gentrification thing really irritates me. Whites moving into a ghetto, cleaning it up, improving property values, reducing crime, generally making it a nicer place to live - all bad. Very bad.

Blacks moving into a white neighborhood to get away from the toxic atmosphere of the ghetto, the squalor, the litter, the crime - that's A-OK.

Yet the result of the two is the same, an integrated neighborhood, just reached from opposite poles. How can anyone attack one and justify the other?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:54 PM (W62qG)

270 Because that's what the intellectually superior do: physically fight to settle an issue. It's not at all a characteristic of those with low IQ.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (W62qG)

My money is on Laura.

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at February 17, 2018 01:54 PM (czkHE)

271 86.
Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 11:59 AM (1vgk3)

Nice fruit ice cream desert cypher.

+1

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (kBuGL)

272 I have a 40-foot ladder. They're not all that common. More than once, when someone starts with the 41-foot thing, I show that ladder to them and ask if they'd like to climb it and allow me just one shot at the top. No takers yet.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (H5rtT)

273 How can anyone attack one and justify the other?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:54 PM (W62qG)


Behold the power of advanced cognitive dissonance!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 17, 2018 01:56 PM (gwPgz)

274 >>>Well, I see that Lebron James and Kevin Durant have divine powers that allow them to see into the heart of every man and judge them righteous or wicked.


Whoa-oh here they come. Watch out, they'll judge your heart. Whoa-oh here they come. They're the mind readers (mind readers).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 01:56 PM (/qEW2)

275 272 I have a 40-foot ladder. They're not all that common. More than once, when someone starts with the 41-foot thing, I show that ladder to them and ask if they'd like to climb it and allow me just one shot at the top. No takers yet.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (H5rtT)

++

OMG, I'd be scared to death just looking at your ladder.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 01:57 PM (tcwn1)

276 Lebron James is the whiniest bitch in sports.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 01:57 PM (O5Q3r)

277 Who are these idiots thinking that a border wall is somehow required to be a hermetic enclosure, and if it isn't, it might as well not exist?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:58 PM (jnLXM)

278 What if they could have been brought forward in time to see the Age of
Obama? "No!!! I never meant that it should lead to this!" Like Victor
Frankenstein realizing what he'd unleashed.


Hmmph. You think you're pissed.

Posted by: Freerick Douglass at February 17, 2018 01:58 PM (H5rtT)

279
Because that's what the intellectually superior do: physically fight to settle an issue. It's not at all a characteristic of those with low IQ.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:35 PM (W62qG)

Sorry... but sometimes the intellectually superior understand that the ONLY way to shut up someone who is both Stupid, and Loud...

Is Physical... because your intellect tells you nothing else will work.

Sometimes the optimum solution IS to spank the Baby...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (NgKpN)

280 Wakanda is a nation of Obamas. Magic negroes.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (UW4Uc)

281 How can anyone attack one and justify the other?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 01:54 PM (W62qG)

If the party required it, I could levitate right here in front of you.

"Dissonance"? Feh!


Feh, I say!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (jnLXM)

282 I'm willing to give Lincoln a pass on the political philosophy stuff, he was busy kicking my kin's ass. But, Teddy, embraced the big government, problem solver and led us into a Wilsonian night mare. I blame Teddy, and curse Wilson.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:42 PM (o3NFc)

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What if they could have been brought forward in time to see the Age of Obama? "No!!! I never meant that it should lead to this!" Like Victor Frankenstein realizing what he'd unleashed.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Teddy would have been upset at how weak middle America was, Wilson being an absolute racist would have eaten a bullet.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 01:59 PM (o3NFc)

283 :::pretends not to recognize Hall and Oates reference:::

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 02:00 PM (1vgk3)

284 Having said that, I suspect that the bruthas will take it as African myth making anyway, so my take, while ignorant, probably still has some validity.

Yeah and people will keep treating it as a Culturally Relevant Historical Moment (c) but its just a fun and well-acted movie, from what I've read and heard.

There are definitely some ethical issues with a super-advanced high tech nation ignoring the horrors around it, but apparently the entire film's plot is about how Wakanda should use its tech. The bad guy wants to arm up black people so they can violently revolt against the world, and the hero wants to use the tech to help cure diseases, feed people, etc.

Oh, and "Black Panther" as a character was introduced in July 1966 in New York City, 3 months before the political party organization was created by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. I suppose its conceivable that somehow Jewish writer Stan Lee and Jewish artist Jack Kirby could somehow have heard of the radical Californians working on the foundation of the group but its unlikely to an extreme.

Neither really make sense: black panthers are South American.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:00 PM (39g3+)

285 Who gets Hulk money?

The makers of purple spandex shorts obviously.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 02:00 PM (FhXTo)

286 272 I have a 40-foot ladder. They're not all that common. More than once, when someone starts with the 41-foot thing, I show that ladder to them and ask if they'd like to climb it and allow me just one shot at the top. No takers yet.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 01:55 PM (H5rtT)


I thought that, too. Hell, I've been terrified to be at the top of a 20 foot ladder.

And as usual, liberals don't think things through. First, as you point out, a 40 foot ladder is no joke. Second, as I pointed out, getting down on the other side is no joke, either.

But last, but not least, let's say some people do manage to do all this. How many people have the stones to do all that? OK, so a few intrepid 20-something year old guys manage to do it. What are they, maybe 0.01% of the people crossing over now?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:01 PM (W62qG)

287
OK, you climb to the top of a 40 foot wall with a rounded top to which you cannot attach a grappling or tie a rope or anything. You admire the view for a while. Then what?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

No broken glass ...

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:01 PM (o3NFc)

288 Okay, total non sequitur and shallow to boot, but I see that some of my girls are here - is there such a thing as a liquid matte lipstick that looks good on women who are 29 and one week (give or take), or do I just give it up as a bad job?

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:02 PM (kNasr)

289 278
Hmmph. You think you're pissed.
Posted by: Frederick Douglass at February 17, 2018 01:58 PM (H5rtT)
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Tell me about it.

Posted by: Booker T Washington at February 17, 2018 02:02 PM (0jtPF)

290 Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Challenges Laura Ingraham to Fight Over LeBron James Comments

Pompeo grew up 2 streets over from me. My sister graduated high school with her. Not a big fan.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (O5Q3r)

291
Speaking of which, the same thought applies to liberals (e.g., Pelosi) saying a 40 foot wall will just motivate people to bring a 41 foot ladder

She never stood in the hot Georgia sun and repeated after an NCO: All obstacles must be covered by observation and fire.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (o3NFc)

292 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:01 PM (W62qG)

and transporting a 40 ft ladder would not be easy either...

Its not like you could hide the dang thing...

Oh... and you would need TWO... or are they just supposed to jump off????

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (NgKpN)

293 OMG, I'd be scared to death just looking at your ladder.


Posted by: washrivergal

Heh. "How you doin'? "

It's from one of my local refineries. My tallest building is just under 30 feet, so I myself have never been all the way up it, nor do I want to. I'm a ground dweller, and have trouble working off a ladder (hopefully expressed as on a ladder) any higher than 20 feet up.

One of the most comical things you'll ever observe, if you're not in it, is a 200 pound man on a 20 foot ladder being pursued by a half-ounce wasp.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (H5rtT)

294 Neither really make sense: black panthers are South American.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:00 PM (39g3+)


LOL!

Scholarship. Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (W62qG)

295
Pompeo grew up 2 streets over from me. My sister graduated high school with her. Not a big fan.
Posted by: tu3031

Did she ...

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:04 PM (o3NFc)

296 Well, people can get over any wall, its not like a ladder is the only method (presumably part of the wall will be underground as well, for stability and to prevent digging under). Its just a question of at which point it becomes too much trouble so you start using boats instead.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:04 PM (39g3+)

297 who does photoshop here?

I wanna see a line of "immigrants" with giant ladders storming a wall, and in amongst the crowd is....

a luchador with a folding chair.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 17, 2018 02:05 PM (jnLXM)

298
Oh... and you would need TWO... or are they just supposed to jump off????
Posted by: Don Quixote

You could tie off a repelling rope to the top rung. As long as there was someone on the south side holding the ladder down.

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:06 PM (o3NFc)

299 Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (H5rtT)

Used to amaze me how many BRAVE Men... would not go up the Mast on a destroyer to do Antenna Maintenance...

Its actually pretty safe, if you know what you are doing... but most could not do it.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:06 PM (NgKpN)

300 One of the most comical things you'll ever observe, if you're not in it, is a 200 pound man on a 20 foot ladder being pursued by a half-ounce wasp.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (H5rtT)

+++

Not only can I not be the one on your ladder, I can't even look at people who are on high places, like acrobats, men hanging about on girders, men in cherry pickers, etc.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:07 PM (tcwn1)

301 >>>She never stood in the hot Georgia sun and repeated after an NCO: All obstacles must be covered by observation and fire.

:::bites tongue:::

Posted by: Ccqesg Zxusee Tin at February 17, 2018 02:07 PM (1vgk3)

302 Since we are blaming small agencies in the government for their failures in protecting school kids... Why not go big?

Has anyone considered the fact that threatening to jail parents for refusing to pack their kids into large, drab federal institutions overseen by Commie-propagandizing union goons everyday does not exactly align with American values ?

Mandatory school attendance is exactly as effective, safe and productive as every other mandatory government thing.

Posted by: skip intro at February 17, 2018 02:07 PM (x25VP)

303 298
Oh... and you would need TWO... or are they just supposed to jump off????
Posted by: Don Quixote

You could tie off a repelling rope to the top rung. As long as there was someone on the south side holding the ladder down.
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:06 PM (o3NFc)

Without a harness, the vast majority of people cannot climb DOWN a 40 ft. rope.

And it takes some training to be able to do it WITH a harness...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:08 PM (NgKpN)

304 Oh... and you would need TWO... or are they just supposed to jump off????
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:03 PM (NgKpN)


Exactly.

Plus, suppose you have two. How do you get the second one to the other side? Hmmm.

You're on top of a 40 foot wall. A 40 foot ladder is one side. How do someone get the second (very heavy) ladder up to you so you can maneuver it over to the other side while you are perched precariously on the rounded top of the wall?

Probably doable, but no mean feat. I certainly wouldn't want to try it.

Sure, you could probably tie a rope to the first ladder and rappel down the other side, but let's face it: that takes training, and no small amount of cojones to do.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:08 PM (W62qG)

305 *slinks back to the kitchen*

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:09 PM (kNasr)

306 I don't even want to go more than three steps up a ladder.

I'm pissing-my-pants scared just searching "free climbing" on YouTube.

You're welcome.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (sdi6R)

307 You could tie off a repelling rope to the top rung. As long as there was someone on the south side holding the ladder down.
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:06 PM (o3NFc)


We posted simultaneously, but sure: it could be done. But what proportion of the population would be able/willing to try this?

So we get a few Mexicans into the country who are candidates for the Olympics or Special Forces. OK. I can live with that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (W62qG)

308
Sure, you could probably tie a rope to the first ladder and rappel down the other side, but let's face it: that takes training, and no small amount of cojones to do.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:08 PM (W62qG)

Only way would be to have accomplices on the other side...

The US side... where cameras will be watching...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (NgKpN)

309 288 Okay, total non sequitur and shallow to boot, but I see that some of my girls are here - is there such a thing as a liquid matte lipstick that looks good on women who are 29 and one week (give or take), or do I just give it up as a bad job?
Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:02 PM (kNasr)
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Matte lipstick generally doesn't look good on women 29 and older. Actually, it doesn't look great on younger women unless it's a perfect color.
I'm not keen on the super-super-shiny stuff either, mind you, but matte? Nope.
IMO.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (0jtPF)

310 The wall won't stop illegal immigration but it will be a significant impediment. They'll have to dig tunnels, use boats and planes, and sick more people into cars somehow.

And I do believe that it will get built, eventually. Sad to see it happen, because I don't think its needed but at this point its symbolic of Trumps entire presidency, so he has to do it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (39g3+)

311 Sure, you could probably tie a rope to the first ladder and rappel down
the other side, but let's face it: that takes training, and no small
amount of cojones to do.
---

How do you say "hold my beer" in Mexican?

Posted by: skip intro at February 17, 2018 02:11 PM (x25VP)

312 306 I don't even want to go more than three steps up a ladder.

I'm pissing-my-pants scared just searching "free climbing" on YouTube.

You're welcome.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (sdi6R)

++

Just described me to a "T".

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:11 PM (tcwn1)

313 How do you say "hold my beer" in Mexican?
Posted by: skip intro at February 17, 2018 02:11 PM (x25VP)



Mantenga Cervesa!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:12 PM (NgKpN)

314 306 I don't even want to go more than three steps up a ladder.

I'm pissing-my-pants scared just searching "free climbing" on YouTube.

You're welcome.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (sdi6R)


Same here. I had to climb up onto a second story roof and reach around over the edge holding a downspout for balance to change a light bulb.

I was scared shitless, and could have used a stiff drink afterwards.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:12 PM (W62qG)

315 Assemble a 40 foot wall. Wait for the first illegal to top that wall and get stranded and scream for help from the U.S. side, or go on a hunger strike atop the wall. CNN et al have a field day with a big clock running on the hours and days Trump refuses to help the poor stranded wall refugee (wallfugee, I'm coining the term now).

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 02:12 PM (UW4Uc)

316 Somebody here is obsessed with colons. Unhealthy, it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:13 PM (Dbv1R)

317
*slinks back to the kitchen*

Question for everyone: Is your kitchen your Central HQ?

TV & computer, there?

Posted by: Mama's Little Helper at February 17, 2018 02:14 PM (YJ1T6)

318 Wilson being an absolute racist would have eaten a bullet.
-----
Your morning smile.

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 02:14 PM (ewxPW)

319 Only way would be to have accomplices on the other side...

The US side... where cameras will be watching...
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (NgKpN)


Exactly.

But just as with the extent of the wall, liberals - perhaps disingenuously - think the standard is perfection, that NO ONE crosses at all.

Success is defined as dramatically reducing the number crossing, not achieving zero crossings.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (W62qG)

320 No, Mama's LH.

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (ewxPW)

321
Somebody here is obsessed with colons.

Are we discussing Mucilex again?

Or "trotlines?"

Posted by: Mama's Little Helper at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (YJ1T6)

322 I had a buddy, who helped me build my house. Great guy with a lot of skills (had rebuilt an English double-ended sloop in a barn, a board at a time), and he had that thing about open heights. He would happily hang upside down by one knee, sinking a spike, inside, 15 or so feet above solid concrete.

BUT, put him on a flat roof outside, just inches higher than the indoor work site, and sweat would stand out on his forehead if he was within six feet of the edge. He knew it, he'd do it, but it just gave him the heebie-jeebies.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (H5rtT)

323
oops, that's not me!

Posted by: Mama's Little Helper at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (YJ1T6)

324
This is Me.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (YJ1T6)

325 Ah, Margarita! Thanks for listening. I'm not so keen on it either, but the longevity is much better than for others. It looks great on my daughters but awful on me. And super shiny is yuck. I prefer the creamy stuff that alas doesn't last all that long.

Oh well, thought it was worth asking! Thank you!

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (kNasr)

326 Success is defined as dramatically reducing the number crossing, not achieving zero crossings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

I still want landmines

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)

327 315 Assemble a 40 foot wall. Wait for the first illegal to top that wall and get stranded and scream for help from the U.S. side, or go on a hunger strike atop the wall. CNN et al have a field day with a big clock running on the hours and days Trump refuses to help the poor stranded wall refugee (wallfugee, I'm coining the term now).
Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 02:12 PM (UW4Uc)


Restrict access to the border area on the US side as a security measure. Keep the reporters away. Problem solved.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)

328 I still want landmines
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)


Interlocking zones of fire, and sharks with freakin' lasers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)

329 Sooth, yes, my computer is in the kitchen. No tv though; we have one, and it's in the (finished) basement.


Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:18 PM (kNasr)

330 Trump refuses to help the poor stranded wall refugee (wallfugee, I'm coining the term now).
Posted by: doomed

We could have cheerleaders shoot him burritos with one of those tshirt guns

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:19 PM (o3NFc)

331 327

Or just have Trump personally park a big van in front of the cameras.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 02:19 PM (UW4Uc)

332 BUT, put him on a flat roof outside, just inches higher than the indoor work site, and sweat would stand out on his forehead if he was within six feet of the edge. He knew it, he'd do it, but it just gave him the heebie-jeebies.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (H5rtT)


My man.

I'm not a height fan, even though I've parachuting. That didn't bother me, as that was all planned. Relying on my own (dodgy) balance? Sweaty palms time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:19 PM (W62qG)

333 I still want landmines
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)

Interlocking zones of fire, and sharks with freakin' lasers.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)


Didn't Obama suggest a moat, with alligators? What better way to honor his legacy than the President Barack H. Obama Moat With Alligators In The Moat?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (y87Qq)

334 Trump refuses to help the poor stranded wall refugee (wallfugee, I'm coining the term now).
Posted by: doomed


Tell Pedro to climb back down the way climbed up.

Just like cats in trees. No need to call the fire department; when's the last time you last a cat skeleton in a tree?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (W62qG)

335
Restrict access to the border area on the US side as a security measure. Keep the reporters away. Problem solved.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Invite them to cover it from Mexico, they love reporters in Mexico

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (o3NFc)

336
How does one live without a tv in the kitchen?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (YJ1T6)

337 Assemble a 40 foot wall. Wait for the first illegal to top that wall and get stranded

The tops of these walls aren't like a gated community wall, they are not sittable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:21 PM (39g3+)

338 333 I still want landmines
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)

Interlocking zones of fire, and sharks with freakin' lasers.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)

Didn't Obama suggest a moat, with alligators? What better way to honor his legacy than the President Barack H. Obama Moat With Alligators In The Moat?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (y87Qq)

Crocs.

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 17, 2018 02:21 PM (kBuGL)

339 Question for everyone: Is your kitchen your Central HQ?

TV & computer, there?
Posted by: Mama's Little Helper But Really Soothsayer at February 17, 2018 02:14 PM (YJ1T6)


Computer, no TV. There's nowhere to sit in there though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (y87Qq)

340 Invite them to cover it from Mexico, they love reporters in Mexico
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (o3NFc)


And then find some problem with the CNN reporters' papers, and make him stay there.

I like it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (W62qG)

341 What kind of landmines? Bouncing Bettys? Claymores? Might I suggest 3 strand concertina wire instead?

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (aC6Sd)

342 Here's Al.com's headline on the Mueller indictments:

"13 Russians indicted for interfering with election to help Trump"

This is how the lefty media is going to report on the indictments. They'll simply continue to lie.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (398bZ)

343 is there such a thing as a liquid matte lipstick that looks good on women who are 29 and one week (give or take), or do I just give it up as a bad job?
Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:02 PM (kNasr)
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Go to Sephora and try them out. I like Kat von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita (ha!) which is a dusty rose.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (qJtVm)

344 @330
¿me oyes, Carlito

El hombre que nunca regreso

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (H5rtT)

345 The tops of these walls aren't like a gated community wall, they are not sittable.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:21 PM (39g3+)


The prototypes I've seen have rounded tops of large diameter (to preclude use of grappling hooks, I presume).

Of course, a silicone coating on them could make things especially interesting for would-be climbers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (W62qG)

346 What kind of landmines? Bouncing Bettys? Claymores? Might I suggest 3 strand concertina wire instead?
Posted by: Skip

SADF AP

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (o3NFc)

347 325 Ah, Margarita! Thanks for listening. I'm not so keen on it either, but the longevity is much better than for others. It looks great on my daughters but awful on me. And super shiny is yuck. I prefer the creamy stuff that alas doesn't last all that long.

Oh well, thought it was worth asking! Thank you!
Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (kNasr)
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Yep. I know exactly where you're coming from!
I wish they could make a semi-gloss that actually DID last.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (0jtPF)

348
Yeah, it probably depends on if you can fit a good-size table right in your kitchen.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (YJ1T6)

349 341 What kind of landmines? Bouncing Bettys? Claymores? Might I suggest 3 strand concertina wire instead?
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (aC6Sd)


Embrace the power of "and."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:24 PM (W62qG)

350 "when's the last time you saw a cat skeleton in a tree?"

Ask my .22.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 02:24 PM (UW4Uc)

351 Go to Sephora and try them out. I like Kat von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita (ha!) which is a dusty rose.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (qJtVm)


One of each lip!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (W62qG)

352 I can't wait for Star Trek technology. Then, we put up at level-10 force field at the border. Some people will think they crossed the border, but in fact they will have entered a holodeck simulating East Saint Louis, Illinois. They'll tell everyone they know in the real world what a poop-hole America is and the government of Mexico will pay for the force field to protect its more curious and adventurous citizens. Win-win, all the way around. And I get a food replicator in my kitchen and will eat all the taco pizza I want.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (y+SdL)

353 Invite them to cover it from Mexico, they love reporters in Mexico
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (o3NFc)

And then find some problem with the CNN reporters' papers, and make him stay there.

I like it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Maybe send some emails asking the police about corruption and drug cartel influence

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (o3NFc)

354
Why get so involved? Somebody atop your wall? Just shoot them off and be done with it.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (S/hVx)

355 It's not a true battlement without sluices for boiling oil.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (qJtVm)

356 I don't even want to go more than three steps up a ladder.



I'm pissing-my-pants scared just searching "free climbing" on YouTube.



You're welcome.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:10 PM (sdi6R)

I was "training" on a job on a jack-up rig in Mobile Bay. Had to go up to the crown blocks of the derrick, and set up a depth encoder on the fast wheel. So I lash the encoder, a heavy, ungainly hunk of iron, to my back, stuff my pockets with U-bolts and nuts and washers, a Crescent wrench on a lanyard, hitch onto the climbing assist line, and head up the stick.

Got 'er all done; encoder is sending signals as it should. (Oh, I was dragging about 300 feet of four-conductor cab-tire cord, too.) Go to climb down, and the climbing-assist line is stuck. I jerked on it a few times, and then decided, "maybe that's no such a good idea". Climbed down without the assist. No fall-arrest line in those days, either. Go tell the assistant floor boss what happened. "Oh, you can't use the climbing assist all the way to the crown. The weight goes over the deck railing and hangs up. Climb back up there, and holler when you get to the top, and I will free the weight up for you."
So that's what I did. It's a long climb, especially hanging onto the ladder rungs with all 5 appendages.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (Dbv1R)

357
When I was a kid we had a tiny 5" under-the-cabinet TV made by Black & Decker that was mounted on a swivel.

I would eat cereal and watch Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley on the Today show before school.

I still have that TV. Has too much sentimental value for me to discard.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (YJ1T6)

358 Was reading a article from a art student on Jug Ears and Mooch's portraits and how future people will sed them. It Reminded me of a PBS program a nun went to art museums and explained paintings, that in the future could be a riot .

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (aC6Sd)

359 I still want landmines
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)

Interlocking zones of fire, and sharks with freakin' lasers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)


========

Electrify the top. Have an acid moat on the other side. Post warning signs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM (/qEW2)

360 How does one live without a tv in the kitchen?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:20 PM (YJ1T6)
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I live without tv most days of the year. Shocking, I know.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM (kNasr)

361 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (Dbv1R)

+++

Your story sent me into my sweating and shaking mode.
Thanks a heap.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:30 PM (tcwn1)

362 My cat is perched on the back of the couch behind me and licking my head with ferocious intensity and it's freaking me the fuck out

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:30 PM (y87Qq)

363 ok now there is gnawing please stop you weirdo cat what is actually wrong with you

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:31 PM (y87Qq)

364 Go to Sephora and try them out. I like Kat von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita (ha!) which is a dusty rose.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:22 PM (qJtVm)
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I'll try it - it sounds pretty. So it doesn't make your lips look like the Sahara?

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (kNasr)

365
Cat probably wants to clean his/her tongue.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (YJ1T6)

366 Your story sent me into my sweating and shaking mode.

Thanks a heap.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:30 PM (tcwn1)

Happy to be of service!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (Dbv1R)

367 362 My cat is perched on the back of the couch behind me and licking my head with ferocious intensity and it's freaking me the fuck out
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:30 PM (y87Qq)

+++

A gash back there that you are not aware of?

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (tcwn1)

368 Lick him back, Hog.

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

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (qJtVm)

369 Of all the stupid things I ever did, maybe top of the list was a drizzly dark night in high school, me and two friends jumped from the top of one grain silo to the other...the big blue ones with white tops, which were painted enamel and quite slick. Stupid beyond words. I must not have had a thing about heights at the time because I sure do now. I can get on a roof and move around with no problem but would not get up in the Gateway Arch again like I did when I was six.

Don't recall us being drunk that night either. Just stupid.

Posted by: doomed at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (UW4Uc)

370 I wish they could make a semi-gloss that actually DID last.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 17, 2018 02:23 PM (0jtPF)
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Maybe one of our chemists could get to work on that. Hint hint.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:33 PM (kNasr)

371 I wish they could make a semi-gloss that actually DID last.

If ettes were all properly kissed it would all get eroded away anyhow

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2018 02:33 PM (39g3+)

372
TV is always on. Helps me think, or not think.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at February 17, 2018 02:33 PM (YJ1T6)

373 ok now there is gnawing please stop you weirdo cat what is actually wrong with you

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:31 PM (y87Qq)

My late kitty Claws would do that head-grooming thing, too. I sure miss him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:33 PM (Dbv1R)

374 A gash back there that you are not aware of?
Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (tcwn1)


Talcum powder or aftershave or something maybe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (qJtVm)

Dear future anthropologists: I'm so sorry. We had no idea.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:34 PM (y87Qq)

375 322
BUT, put him on a flat roof outside, just inches higher than the indoor work site, and sweat would stand out on his forehead if he was within six feet of the edge. He knew it, he'd do it, but it just gave him the heebie-jeebies.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 17, 2018 02:15 PM (H5rtT)


That's the way I am. I've been on the roof of a flat-roofed building, and it's like a force field keeps me more than six feet from the edge. Nonononofuckthat.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:34 PM (sdi6R)

376 Brush your cat's tongue with Crest.

Posted by: Pound Me Too at February 17, 2018 02:35 PM (kBuGL)

377 One of each lip!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:25 PM (W62qG)
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Jay, my sweet, we have a little job for you. . . .

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:35 PM (kNasr)

378 I'll try it - it sounds pretty. So it doesn't make your lips look like the Sahara?
Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:32 PM (kNasr)
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This formula is fairly long-lasting and not drying. It's good for an event where you can't conveniently touch up your lipstick.

But it isn't all day. None of them are! They lie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:36 PM (qJtVm)

379 363 ok now there is gnawing please stop you weirdo cat what is actually wrong with you
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:31 PM (y87Qq)

Meowbraaaaaaiiins!

Posted by: Zombie Cat at February 17, 2018 02:37 PM (tMFgx)

380 My late kitty Claws would do that head-grooming thing, too. I sure miss him.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:33 PM (Dbv1R)


This kitty will usually lick your hand if you rub his tummy but this is the first time he's actually trying to straight-up eat my brain. It just kinda came out of nowhere.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:37 PM (y87Qq)

381
That's the way I am. I've been on the roof of a flat-roofed building, and it's like a force field keeps me more than six feet from the edge. Nonononofuckthat.
Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2018 02:34 PM (sdi6R)

+++

You are my long, lost male twin. No one else in my family has such height phobias as I do.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (tcwn1)

382 This formula is fairly long-lasting and not drying. It's good for an event where you can't conveniently touch up your lipstick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:36 PM (qJtVm)
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which is exactly what I would need it for. We have these things now and again that we have to go to and it drives me crazy when my lipstick wears off so quickly.

(Apologies to the 'rons here, who are no doubt rolling their eyes.)

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (kNasr)

383 Dear future anthropologists: I'm so sorry. We had no idea.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:34 PM (y87Qq)

I find this more disturbing than Furries. Who probably use the Licki, now that I think about it, which bleeeccchhh

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (qJtVm)

384 This kitty will usually lick your hand if you rub
his tummy but this is the first time he's actually trying to straight-up
eat my brain. It just kinda came out of nowhere.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:37 PM (y87Qq)

I think the grooming thing means he accepts you as boss cat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (Dbv1R)

385 Mencken was an a-hole. He would have called the AoSHQ horde "boobs." Another truly Giant A-hole contemporary of his was Alexander Wolcott. That was back when virtue-signaling included disdain for the "Babbitts." Snobby prigs, all of em.

Posted by: gp at February 17, 2018 02:39 PM (mk9aG)

386 This kitty will usually lick your hand if you rub his tummy but this is the first time he's actually trying to straight-up eat my brain. It just kinda came out of nowhere.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:37 PM (y87Qq)

Your kitty is just licking off the tasty salt.

Has your cat ever tried to groom you with the little nibbles? That is endearing and creepy in equal measure.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (qJtVm)

387
I can't wait for Star Trek technology. Then, we put up at level-10 force field at the border.

They'll defeat it with south of the border Wakanda technology.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (IqV8l)

388 Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:06 PM (NgKpN)

I used to do injection molding plant maintenance. The last company I worked for, the big crane always seemed to break. More than once I found myself on a ladder which was perched atop two stacked 100k+ molds replacing clamps on the electrical tracks. I hated it, I was scared to death, and shaking like a leaf, but I got it done.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (IuYIh)

389 Reminded me of a PBS program a nun went to art museums and explained paintings, that in the future could be a riot .
Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (aC6Sd)
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Sister Wendy. She was great. I can't even imagine what she would think of those portraits.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (kNasr)

390 What do you expect a cat to do? You're made of meat. He's just checking to see if he can eat you yet.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 17, 2018 02:40 PM (tMFgx)

391 Why SADF AP? Because that's what Mexico uses on their

Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:41 PM (o3NFc)

392 Noodsters.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:41 PM (/qEW2)

393 359 I still want landmines
Posted by: Jean at February 17, 2018 02:16 PM (o3NFc)

Interlocking zones of fire, and sharks with freakin' lasers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:17 PM (W62qG)

========

Electrify the top. Have an acid moat on the other side. Post warning signs.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 02:27 PM (/qEW2)


Mount the rounded top on a shaft with bearings. Watch the fun of log-rolling 40 feet up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:41 PM (W62qG)

394 (Apologies to the 'rons here, who are no doubt rolling their eyes.)
Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (kNasr)


Feh, apologize why? Is someone gonna yell at you to save it for the lipstick thread?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:41 PM (y87Qq)

395
Used to climb all over the roof of our former house and the neatest thing ever was the felt wader soles you strapped on hip boots for wading around slippery crick beds. They would grab the shingles almost like velcro. Took the fear factor right out of it.

I don't have fear of heights, age has made me marginally wiser in some instances.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2018 02:42 PM (S/hVx)

396 Thank you, hogmartin. I know it's an open thread, but it still seemed like I was coming way out of left field.

After all, it's not like we have a regular fashion thread or anything around this joint.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2018 02:42 PM (kNasr)

397 at 22 I would scamper up a 40 foot ladder with no worries. I once climbed straight up a ladder in a church to change a light bulb over the pulpit with a steep angled ceiling ... just one guy at the bottom helping balancing the ladder, leaning on nothing but air. A guy walked in to rehearse with his guitar and saw me up there and was like "holy shit" so helped hold the bottom.

I trusted God I guess, and it is not that difficult ... still stupid. Now I wear a safety harness and lanyard just to climb on the grain bin, which is maybe 25 feet.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 02:43 PM (bT8Z4)

398 384 This kitty will usually lick your hand if you rub
his tummy but this is the first time he's actually trying to straight-up
eat my brain. It just kinda came out of nowhere.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:37 PM (y87Qq)

I think the grooming thing means he accepts you as boss cat.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2018 02:38 PM (Dbv1R)

Or used a new shampoo that tastes good...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:43 PM (NgKpN)

399 LOL, the youtube comments:

"Looks like he is doing this without consent from the cats, which is sexual assault"

"Just grow a Van Dyke"

"Imagine looking through the window and seeing that"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 02:44 PM (qJtVm)

400 Workd a few times on high roofing, framing them mostly and usually churches. First day your very wary, every day after it gets easier. A couple of weeks after you start it gets terrifying when you're thinking What the hell am I doing up here?

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:44 PM (aC6Sd)

401 at 22 I would scamper up a 40 foot ladder with no worries. I once climbed straight up a ladder in a church to change a light bulb over the pulpit with a steep angled ceiling .

Shoulda made the guy who designed that climb up there.

We lived in a house with a cathedral ceiling, but I had a gizmo on a long pole that could be used to grip and twist a light bulb, so no problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:45 PM (W62qG)

402 4. All us white dudes are going to see every new S(J)W disney movie
anyway because star wars is our life and we just can't quit it.

A
great deal of her argument sounded like corporate damage control
boilerplate, so I rather expect this is how disney thinks about the
situation.

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My wife and I rented one of the recent reboots. Woman, space Spanish guy, space Ninja guy, and homosexual black robot are going to stop the Death Star from being built or whatever.

We turned it off halfway through because it was boring as sh*t. We were even drinking during it and it was boring as sh*t. I can't imagine how much worse it's going to get, although the riveting story of how Han Solo got his leather jacket or whatever is just a tale that everyone has always wondered about.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 02:47 PM (ks6bw)

403 Maybe stop using the Salmon Mousse in your hair?

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 02:48 PM (ewxPW)

404 My wife and I rented one of the recent reboots. Woman, space Spanish guy, space Ninja guy, and homosexual black robot are going to stop the Death Star from being built or whatever.

We turned it off halfway through because it was boring as sh*t. We were even drinking during it and it was boring as sh*t. I can't imagine how much worse it's going to get, although the riveting story of how Han Solo got his leather jacket or whatever is just a tale that everyone has always wondered about.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 02:47 PM (ks6bw)


Yet Disney is going to beat the franchise into the dirt until they make Star Wars 73: The Last Poofter, or something.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:48 PM (W62qG)

405 How about topping the Wall with hi-gloss lipstick?

Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 02:49 PM (ewxPW)

406 Maybe stop using the Salmon Mousse in your hair?
Posted by: amdycanuck at February 17, 2018 02:48 PM (ewxPW)


That is not an option.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2018 02:50 PM (y87Qq)

407 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 02:47 PM (ks6bw)

I watched the first three and I think I saw one more but I can't remember the name of it. I have not seen any of the recent ones, not have I watched any of the Star Trek reboots all the way through. Just not interested!

Posted by: Bill R. at February 17, 2018 02:50 PM (IuYIh)

408 OH... my .. GOD...

You can't make up shit this silly...

A Black group is now doing Voter Registration at the Black Panther movies...

And advertising it as meeting their fellow Wakandans...

Uh.... Wakanda is a MONARCHY, ruled by the strongest Warrior.

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:50 PM (NgKpN)

409 From Insty:

TRUMP COULD MAKE MEXICO PAY FOR THE WALL WITH A MODEST - SAY, 5% - TAX ON REMITTANCES: Mexican-Americans Sent Home Record $28.1 Billion in 2017. "Perhaps comically, remittances were actually Mexico's biggest source of foreign income after auto exports, far surpassing the $20 billion that Mexico earned from oil exports and the $19 billion from tourism in 2017."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:52 PM (W62qG)

410 I'm all for those f*ckers climbing a 40 foot ladder, btw. A seven footer is dangerous as heck and I know two people who have died from gutter-cleaning heights.

Have at it, amigos.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 02:52 PM (ks6bw)

411 >>but where there are generations in between where It's Us . Not G-d but Us failing.
Posted by: willow

Yes. We all fail. It's all about God rescuing some, not all:

And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21 ASV)

Posted by: Mr Peabody at February 17, 2018 02:52 PM (fSf/G)

412 You can't make up shit this silly...

A Black group is now doing Voter Registration at the Black Panther movies...

And advertising it as meeting their fellow Wakandans...

Uh.... Wakanda is a MONARCHY, ruled by the strongest Warrior.

/facepalm
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 17, 2018 02:50 PM (NgKpN)


Ghetto scholarship in action.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (W62qG)

413 http://bit.ly/2GmRSmW
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Florida Sheriff Just Delivered Ultimatum To Media: Leave Families Of Murdered Children ALONE
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How Fucking Stupid are these GHOULS

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (y3aQB)

414 Have at it, amigos.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 02:52 PM (ks6bw)


Yeah, really. If I somehow climbed a 40 foot ladder, anyone underneath would be well-advised not to look up, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 02:55 PM (W62qG)

415 braaaaiiinnnsss

Posted by: hogmartin's zombie cat at February 17, 2018 02:59 PM (sdi6R)

416 BTW, I wasn't referring to a Jedi when I said "space ninja" up above.

Disney literally had an Asian guy portraying a (blind) character that knew space kung fu. Because space Asian.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:00 PM (ks6bw)

417
Reminded me of a PBS program a nun went to art museums and explained paintings, that in the future could be a riot . Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 02:26 PM (aC6Sd) ---------


But could she fly?

Posted by: Sister Bertrille at February 17, 2018 03:00 PM (lKyWE)

418 http://bit.ly/2GmRSmW

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How Fucking Stupid are these GHOULS

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 02:53 PM (y3aQB)


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Is this the sheriff who was standing on their little bodies to call for gun control?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:04 PM (ks6bw)

419 Florida Sheriff

EAGBOD - same asswipe who didn't bust the psycho 36+ times and had the gall to threaten other elected officials over not voting FOR gun control.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2018 03:04 PM (FhXTo)

420 Disney literally had an Asian guy portraying a (blind) character that knew space kung fu. Because space Asian.
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That was apparently less about politically motivated diversity as an attempt to get Chinese folks into their theaters.

To be fair it worked a bit better than Rose did.

Posted by: Methos at February 17, 2018 03:04 PM (XQvuQ)

421 Disney literally had an Asian guy portraying a (blind) character that knew space kung fu. Because space Asian.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:00 PM (ks6bw)
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"Spasians" are there for the China market.

OT: I watched the sequel to "Skyline" and it somehow transformed from an alien invasion movie into a chop-socky flick. Not good bad, just bad bad.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 17, 2018 03:06 PM (qJtVm)

422 Speaking of gun deals, Palmetto State Armory has complete AR kits (minus receiver) for $300.

"PSA 16" M4 Carbine Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Nitride Freedom Rifle Kit - 507617"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:11 PM (ks6bw)

423
Disney literally had an Asian guy portraying a (blind) character that knew space kung fu. Because space Asian. Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:00 PM (ks6bw) ---


And he could do a mean stir fry

Posted by: Sister Bertrille at February 17, 2018 03:13 PM (lKyWE)

424 "Spasians" are there for the China market.


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I get the notion behind it, and I have no real problem with it the same way that good looking actresses will get guys to go see a movie with the girlfriend, but the kung fu aspect was really weird. Couldn't be a sniper or regular old space guy piloting a ship. Had to be a blind space kung fu master.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:13 PM (ks6bw)

425 Heard on the radio news Florida is looking for a plea deal on school shooter, to save the public for a circus trial, a life in prison instead of a capital punishment.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:15 PM (aC6Sd)

426 Heard on the radio news Florida is looking for a plea deal on school shooter, to save the public for a circus trial

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Yeah, probably has nothing to do with law enforcement up to and including the FBI dropping the ball every chance they got.

This is like the politicians discussing releasing the RUSSIA!!! memo. You're not protecting me with those decisions, you bunch of jerks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:18 PM (ks6bw)

427
Couldn't be a sniper or regular old space guy piloting a ship. Had to be a blind space kung fu master.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:13 PM (ks6bw)



Sounds like a ripoff of the old Kung Fu TV series.

Posted by: Sister Bertrille at February 17, 2018 03:18 PM (lKyWE)

428 Did see names and pictures of most of the victims, not sure exactly but 3 male teachers, the others were all students about even of girls and boys. I want to see them, and want to remember them than the worthless monster who murdered them.

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:20 PM (aC6Sd)

429 My take right away is any excuse not to go fof capital punishment. Prager was the one who pointed out murder is a affront to God and their life should be taken away

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:22 PM (aC6Sd)

430 I liked the Flying Nun.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2018 03:24 PM (/qEW2)

431 Yeah, probably has nothing to do with law enforcement up to and including the FBI dropping the ball every chance they got.

This is like the politicians discussing releasing the RUSSIA!!! memo. You're not protecting me with those decisions, you bunch of jerks.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 03:18 PM (ks6bw)


FBI and local law enforcement: "Uh, let's just let bygones be bygones, OK? No need to go over the run up to this outrage in public, now, is there?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 03:26 PM (W62qG)

432 http://bit.ly/2Gmw2Qk
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Progressive Director Michael Moore Was Russian Pawn In Anti-Trump Protest At Trump Tower (VIDEO)
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 03:28 PM (y3aQB)

433 Afraid to climb a 40 foot ladder? Pussies.

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

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (r9UYA)

434 http://bit.ly/2GmKckq
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Man Who Accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of Sexual Abuse Found Dead in Motel Room
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Arkan err Seattlecide

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (y3aQB)

435 434 http://bit.ly/2GmKckq
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Man Who Accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of Sexual Abuse Found Dead in Motel Room
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Arkan err Seattlecide

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (y3aQB)

Nope. He won a $100K settlement from the city and squandered it all on hard drugs. Maybe a little too hard of a drug.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:32 PM (r9UYA)

436 MisHum's cinnamon buns are making me want to make some

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:33 PM (aC6Sd)

437 Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:32 PM (r9UYA)
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Sarcasm doesn't work on Interwebz! Jotting it down

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 03:39 PM (y3aQB)

438 Just need a sarc tag to be sure

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 03:44 PM (aC6Sd)

439 433 Afraid to climb a 40 foot ladder? Pussies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFMHjDqHL_Y
Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (r9UYA)


Hey, in this context I AM a pussy, and make no bones about it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 03:52 PM (W62qG)

440 433 Afraid to climb a 40 foot ladder? Pussies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFMHjDqHL_Y
Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (r9UYA)


Now HERE'S an equal opportunity for women.

Go for it, girlz! Don't be locked out of this great job opportunity!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 03:55 PM (W62qG)

441 433 Afraid to climb a 40 foot ladder? Pussies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFMHjDqHL_Y
Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 03:30 PM (r9UYA)


Yeah, this is totally equivalent to sitting in an air-conditioned office typing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 03:58 PM (W62qG)

442 http://bit.ly/2GnNlR4
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The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 03:59 PM (y3aQB)

443 Yeah, you can make fun of me the whole way up the ladder as I load stuff into the bucket from the ground.

That's some serious sh*t right there. I'd bet falling kills more people than homicides every year.

Heck, I'd bet one year of extremely specific "falling from ladders" kills more people than total deaths from mass shootings since the 80s.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 04:00 PM (ks6bw)

444 I have a 40 foot ladder at my house, been up maybe 30 feet on it trimming trees, but setting that up in a tree isn't easy

Posted by: Skip at February 17, 2018 04:13 PM (aC6Sd)

445 the thing to consider is that a 1 in 100, even 1 in 1000 chance of death or permanent disability is a bad risk. use the safety harness ... or just never leave the house. lol

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 04:20 PM (bT8Z4)

446 A ladder AND a chainsaw? Now you're just being silly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Take a Wakanda Wild Side With the Black Pander at February 17, 2018 04:21 PM (ks6bw)

447 flooding all over my local area yesterday with 3 + inches of Rain & today it is snowing like Crazy

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 04:21 PM (y3aQB)

448 http://bit.ly/2GpJCST
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Byron York is Misinformed --IG Horowitz Has Very Wide Investigative Net
Posted on February 17, 2018 by sundance

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 04:29 PM (y3aQB)

449 I help build a 199ft tower once. Two people on the tower and one on the ground. We used a gin pole to raise each section to be bolted on the last section. Guyed at 50, 100, and 180 ft. The most horrifying thing for me was leg and foot cramps and not the height. Well, maybe the height when my legs cramped up. We used climbing belts and tie offs so Safety.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 04:33 PM (r9UYA)

450 >>447 flooding all over my local area yesterday with 3 + inches of Rain & today it is snowing like Crazy

Yes, we're bracing for rain, then snow, then flooding here in the PNW as well. Yay.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 04:34 PM (r9UYA)

451 449 I help build a 199ft tower once. Two people on the tower and one on the ground. We used a gin pole to raise each section to be bolted on the last section. Guyed at 50, 100, and 180 ft. The most horrifying thing for me was leg and foot cramps and not the height. Well, maybe the height when my legs cramped up. We used climbing belts and tie offs so Safety.
Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 04:33 PM (r9UYA)


I've been watching several of the videos after that linked above, and I was wondering about legs cramps.

One of the videos says that those guys typically climb AT NIGHT, and do so all year 'round.

Those guys must have balls the size of coconuts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 17, 2018 04:37 PM (W62qG)

452 >>I've been watching several of the videos after that linked above, and I was wondering about legs cramps.

I went out and bought steel shanked boots for the project. I guess they helped but, over the course of 2 straight days I guess the leg muscles just had enough. I did this at least 20 years ago. Would I 'volunteer' to do this again? No way in He77.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2018 04:41 PM (r9UYA)

453 funny but one guy that had his cows at my place, and another that plants for me ... both used to climb up and trim trees for power companies, one guy was doing it at 300 pounds. Other guy got shocked once and fell and hurt ... stays away from all climbing and electrical now.

Climbing tied to something steel is one thing, but jumping around in trees with just a rope around said tree with swinging chainsaw ... those guys seem a little crazy.

But yes, chainsaw on ladder for normal people is a bad idea. I've cut lotsa 10" limbs with my little lithium battery pole saw ... "vista pruning" ... cut the limbs below 18' or so to keep your view.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2018 05:19 PM (bT8Z4)

454 We still love Presdent Obama and want him back. Trump is an idiot, liar, and a traytor. Trump must go !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 17, 2018 06:41 PM (hqQ+Q)

455 http://bit.ly/2GjTqOr
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FL AG Pam Bondi: I Think FBI Director Christopher Wray Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

Posted by: DeploraBOT at February 17, 2018 06:55 PM (y3aQB)

Weird News Dump

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(All we need now is coffee.)

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(That's better)

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Good morning Morons. Let us take a peak at a few events that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week. It's an open thread. Behave and enjoy.


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Enjoy your weekend!!!


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1 Holla

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 17, 2018 08:24 AM (EyPfd)

2 Hmmmmm buns!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2018 08:25 AM (tr2D7)

3 Mornin'

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 17, 2018 08:25 AM (3dt/D)

4 6th!

Posted by: JT at February 17, 2018 08:25 AM (bJ8oh)

5 That makes me hungry just looking at it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 17, 2018 08:25 AM (mpXpK)

6 I got willowed

who is banana flavored dick?
Posted by: TickledPink

Taken out of the context of the comments here, that's a hilarious and confusing question.

In this case it's Banana Split Guy

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2018 08:26 AM (8ikIW)

7 Moms, scissors and balls don't mix.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2018 08:26 AM (EoRCO)

8 I don't know where you find these links, Mis Hum.

Posted by: grammie winger - God Loves You, Don't Be Stupid, at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (lwiT4)

9 Mom!!
This guy is picking on me!
He has a Martin 000-28 he'll let go for $2100.

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (cdo+X)

10 Oh for the days when the rolls in the top photo could be breakfast. F'ing diabetes.

Puts percolator on stove. Moar coffee needed!

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (V+03K)

11 Good Saturday morning, horde!

Those buns look divine.

Posted by: April at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (e8PP1)

12 No buns, but I did have some blueberry cheesecake.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (0+nbW)

13 Sad and brave
decision. You be the judge.



Who would want to run in the rain with 40 mph wind anyway?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 17, 2018 08:29 AM (mpXpK)

14 Hey! I made the top ten. A rare event.