EMT 12/16/18

Either I've gone sane, or the world has gone crazy.

Posted by: krakatoa at 07:41 AM




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1 Good morning

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 07:40 AM (sdi6R)

2 Good morning all!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 16, 2018 07:40 AM (Vf4Y7)

3 I see my power is back on.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 07:40 AM (sdi6R)

4 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:41 AM (JFO2v)

5 It's the world, Krak. You're fine.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 16, 2018 07:41 AM (hjaPQ)

6 Better late than never

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (/rm4P)

7 Please stand by for the VNN

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (t+qrx)

8 Everybody stand back!!!





Vic?


Ready to post 'em?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (cqNba)

9
Either I've gone sane, or the world has gone crazy.

it could be both

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (KCxzN)

10 Top tenths!

Posted by: stumck at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (IpZ/y)

11 Krak the world is nuts

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (/rm4P)

12 German babies are now born male, female, or diverse.

But of course the world hasn't gone insane.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (hjaPQ)

13 Everybody is normal until you get to know them.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:43 AM (cS3Yq)

14 I was all set to watch the webcast or Rocket Lab's Electron launch, when my power went out at T-7 minutes. It cam back on for a couple of brief teases lasting a few seconds, then nothing. I sat in the dark for about 15 minutes, then went back to bed.

This morning I determined from the kitchen clock that it was out for 3 hours and 47 minutes. It was raining steadily, but it wasn't a violent storm.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 07:43 AM (sdi6R)

15 730 ( ONT) grammie - I have a new dice tower and 2 percentage dice, want me to roll for you?
Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:41 AM

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:43 AM (/rm4P)

16 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 07:44 AM (mfOi4)

17 Being up most of the night there were some good downpours, no thunder.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:45 AM (/rm4P)

18 Hubs has a bad cold so I'm going by myself to church this morning.

What should I pick up on the way home for lunch?

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:45 AM (cS3Yq)

19 Germany should have gone male/female/ Sharia

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:46 AM (/rm4P)

20 40 degrees and finally dry here in NE Texas. We are on the way to having the wettest year on record. It all depends on what happens later this week.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 16, 2018 07:46 AM (JUOKG)

21 "What should I pick up on the way home for lunch? "


[ ] Waffles

[ ] Beer

[ ] Both

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:46 AM (cqNba)

22 Happy Tea Party day

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/teaparty.htm

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:46 AM (JFO2v)

23 ALH, if you have a local Chinese restaurant that does good hot and sour soup then you can't go wrong with that for a cold.

Unless of course you hate spicy things.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 16, 2018 07:47 AM (Nu6Gg)

24 It remains unclear what motivated the gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, officials said, as the police continue an intensive search for the attacker, the NYT tweeted.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:48 AM (JFO2v)

25 Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 16, 2018 07:47 AM (Nu6Gg)

That's what I was thinking. We haven't had Chinese in a while.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:49 AM (cS3Yq)

26 "It remains unclear what motivated the gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, officials said,"

A true mystery for the ages.

If only the shooter had left a possible spoke clue.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:49 AM (cqNba)

27 Well, woke up this morning and checked my email and the owner of the place I want to rent has not responded. It doesn't say why so I tried to book it again. If no response by tomorrow I have to find another place. Too bad it was a really nice place but I looked online and there are 2 others just as nice at about the same price. Right at the foot of the mountain.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 16, 2018 07:49 AM (dUJdY)

28 Spoke=spoken

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:49 AM (cqNba)

29 Posted by: Jewells45 at December 16, 2018 07:49 AM (dUJdY)

Go for one of the other places. The first guy is not interested in your business and will always be hard to reach.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:50 AM (cS3Yq)

30 24 It remains unclear what motivated the gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, officials said, as the police continue an intensive search for the attacker, the NYT tweeted.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:48 AM (JFO2v)


I thought I heard that the police killed him. Well, they killed somebody, I guess.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 07:51 AM (sdi6R)

31 Guys, I thought Vic was about to post. I'm a little concerned.

VIC

VIC IF YOU CAN HEAR ME, POST THE NEWS SO I KNOW IT'S YOU

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:51 AM (t+qrx)

32 Has Jim Carrey been using a Neti-Pot recently?

Filled with river water.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:52 AM (cqNba)

33 AHL.. I know I should have just tried another without trying hers again. I hadn't drank enough coffee and wasn't thinking clearly. It didn't occur to me that maybe she just doesn't want me there for some reason. I left a nice note telling why I was visiting ABQ. Oh well..

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 16, 2018 07:52 AM (dUJdY)

34 Heard Strasbourg shooter is room temp, probably why they are puzzled as they can't question him.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:53 AM (/rm4P)

35 Henry Rollins says:

Less Bullets, more brains. The strong dont need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, its OK, youre wrong.

So very true! Progressives never use reason as they usually have the force of govt behind them. And now they try to guilt the weak into giving up their defence. Is this not the same as when getting raped it is be to lie back and take it!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:53 AM (JFO2v)

36 40 degrees and finally dry here in NE Texas. We are on the way to having the wettest year on record. It all depends on what happens later this week.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 16, 2018 07:46 AM


Same here in Pennsylvania.
☑ Global Warming, Wettest year on record NE Texas
☑ Global Warming, Wettest year on record Pennsylvania
☑ Global Warming, No rain in California

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:54 AM (jYje5)

37 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, December 16, 2018. On this day in 1901 Beatrix Potter privately published The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It went on to sell over 45 million copies worldwide.


Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:54 AM (mpXpK)

38 A once read of History of Jihad will answer all, they have no rules about infidels, murder, rape, robbery is all legal and encouraged by their religion.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:55 AM (/rm4P)

39 The Choom thinks he is still President. He tells people to go ahead and sign up for Obamacare and ignore the TX judge's order that the law in its entirety is illegal. He thinks the four communist black robes and Roberts will save his ass again.


https://tinyurl.com/y8f4k486

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:55 AM (mpXpK)

40 CA utility commission accuses PGnE of falsifying safety records for years. Personally I would not trust any public regulator in CA.


https://tinyurl.com/ybmt8khm

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:55 AM (mpXpK)

41 Harvey Weinstein says he had sex with Jennifer Lawrence. She says he is a liar.


https://tinyurl.com/yd7vk9qh

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:55 AM (mpXpK)

42 For colds, our go-to is the pho ga at local Vietnamese place. Chicken soup my bubbie would be proud of.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (EZebt)

43 CA was getting ready to start taxing text messages. The FCC told them to forget it.


https://tinyurl.com/y9qa2fzh

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

44 Scankles 'consoles' an 8 year old girl who lost a class election to a boy. Yes, it makes me want to puke.


https://tinyurl.com/y7qrpem8

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

45 Who knew it? Ghandi was a racist and doesn't deserve to have a statue in Ghana university.



https://tinyurl.com/y9qnr3av

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

46 Henry Rollins says:

Good morning. Wasn't he a thing for about 6 months in the 90's?

Posted by: Jayhawkfan63 at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (cSc4o)

47
NC voters approved a referendum in the last election to require voter ID at the polls when voting. So the State legislature complied and pass a bill to require it. The Democrat governor vetoed it. And the corrupt 9th district is still claiming vote fraud by Republicans which is BS.


https://tinyurl.com/y8xn4ytx

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

48 Indiana's Republican governor wants new hate crime law in Indiana after some thug painted a swastika on a synagogue. Personally I am against ALL hate crime laws. If the laws are not strict enough as they are, then make the laws stricter. Hate crime laws should not be needed at either the State of Federal level.



https://tinyurl.com/y8wau5pj

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

49 AP says every part of Trump's life in office is under 'investigation'. I say the Democrat partisan assholes are leading the sour grapes witch-hunt based on a fabric of lies and rumor because their hero Scankles lost.


https://tinyurl.com/ybtxax69

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:57 AM (mpXpK)

50 We don't have Vietnamese Restaurants in my little town. We have one fairly decent Chinese and one good Mexican restaurants, plus Huddle House and Waffle House.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:57 AM (cS3Yq)

51 MSN thinks the Mueller witch-hunt is going to 'secret court' to force Trump to personally sit to answer questions. He wants a perjury trap.


https://tinyurl.com/y8ebrsav

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (mpXpK)

52 In a useless fit of propaganda Utah is lowering its DUI limit to 0.05 from the current nationwide law set by Bill Clinton of 0.08 which is almost as equally useless. The fact is almost all DUI related accidents and deaths are caused by drunk drivers who are far above any of these limits. These limits were pushed by the current gaggle of MADD members who want to bring back prohibition. There is zero scientific evidence to support any of these numbers.


https://tinyurl.com/y8mlyx2b

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (mpXpK)

53 SJW assholes in Minneapolis are going to eliminate zoning for single family housing because it is racist or something. These people are incredibly stupid. Are they going to suitably reduce people's property taxes when their house value plummets? Of course not, taxes never go down.


https://tinyurl.com/y8fgdxkp

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (mpXpK)

54 " plus Huddle House and Waffle House."

I haven't seen a Huddle House in years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (cqNba)

55 Commie Blumenthal and a RINO from KS get together and accuse the head of the Olympic committee of lying to congress and have forwarded the complaint to the DOJ. Sure, they should get right on that as soon as they go after Scankles for lying her ass off all the time.


https://tinyurl.com/yaz7zaq8

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

56 Zinke is resigning at the end of this year because of the high cost of defending himself against unwarranted BS accusations from the far left. You see, lawfare works if you get enough of it and the courts do not force the liars to pay the legal costs.


https://tinyurl.com/y9zoc4q4

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

57 Mueller is guilty of a felony, destroying evidence sought by investigators of Peter-strzoks' phone.


https://tinyurl.com/y9dc9fmb

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

58 I haven't seen a Huddle House in years.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (cqNba)

We like it better than the Awful Waffle. No jukebox.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 08:00 AM (cS3Yq)

59 Ramirez (repeat)


https://tinyurl.com/yc2uf9dg


That's it for today

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:00 AM (mpXpK)

60 Thanks, Vic.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:00 AM (t+qrx)

61 Thanks, Vic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:01 AM (cqNba)

62 Time to sell to a developer if you are a Minneapolis resident and get the heck out of there.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 08:01 AM (cS3Yq)

63 And I have my new computer up and running again after recovering the hard drive. But I lost everything that I had loaded on the computer since it was brand new.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:01 AM (mpXpK)

64 50 We don't have Vietnamese Restaurants in my little town. We have one fairly decent Chinese and one good Mexican restaurants, plus Huddle House and Waffle House.
Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 07:57 AM (cS3Yq)

===

Maybe the Mexican place makes pozole, that might be good too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 16, 2018 08:01 AM (EZebt)

65 Who the actual eff is Henry Rollins (rhetorical, I couldn't care less) and why does he think anyone gives a rat's ass about his opinion ?

*spits*
*repeatedly*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 08:02 AM (mfOi4)

66
Zinke is resigning at the end of this year because of the high cost of defending himself against unwarranted BS accusations from the far left. You see, lawfare works if you get enough of it and the courts do not force the liars to pay the legal costs.

see also: Palin, Sarah

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 08:02 AM (KCxzN)

67
Maybe the Mexican place makes pozole, that might be good too.

This is Redneckistan, Georgia.

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 08:02 AM (cS3Yq)

68 Huddle House locations were in south, none in se Pa

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:03 AM (/rm4P)

69 Thanks for the news, Vic !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 08:03 AM (mfOi4)

70 That's it for me, time to get ready for church. TTFN

Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 08:03 AM (cS3Yq)

71 Huddle House locations were in south, none in se Pa
Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:03 AM (/rm4P)


Is that Perkins turf?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:03 AM (t+qrx)

72 Have a good day, ALH.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:04 AM (t+qrx)

73 I haven't seen a Huddle House in years.

I've never even HEARD of Huddle House.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 16, 2018 08:04 AM (dUJdY)

74 Yeah, it's been pretty damn wet in SE Texas as well. But at least I am not on the hook for five digits of foundation repair like after the last drought. I also didn't flood in the Memorial Day or Tax Day floods or in Harvey, so that's good.

Well, I better get ready for church. I usually rock up just after the handshaking bit (that's actually deliberate, I have little kids), but my pastor teased me about being late last week, so I got the memo to be on time today XD

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at December 16, 2018 08:05 AM (rWZ8Y)

75 I haven't seen a Huddle House in years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (cqNba)


Quite a few of them in the South.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:05 AM (mpXpK)

76 Heck.
It would appear that there is a Huddle House near Bowie Maryland.


Hmmmmm.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:05 AM (cqNba)

77 Thank you Vic!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:06 AM (JFO2v)

78 I love WaHo pecan waffles! Damn those be gooder!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:07 AM (JFO2v)

79 I remember when Alex's Restaurant was the goto Sunday morning breakfast dive in Charleston.

Now I think they have only two.

And they upscaled the place.

Probably can't smoke in the booth while eating anymore either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:10 AM (cqNba)

80 I had to struggle to get those links and transfer them over to the new computer and I don't have my old copy of Office 2000 loaded yet. I may elect not to load it and try going with all Open Office. Word 2000 will not work with Windows 10 anyway. I'm sure they did that on purpose so you would have to pay an outrageous price for the new Office software.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:10 AM (mpXpK)

81 Henry Rollins was a third rate singer with a crapfest punk group called "Black Flag" back in the 80's.

Pure shit it was and Henry, when he became the front man, made it more so.

Henry Rollins is a no talent ass clown, which is why he is "famous".

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (Z+IKu)

82 I'm not particularly taken with the pictures of the animals (although they're nice) but if you scroll down I think that there are some lovely pictures of vistas:

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (AllCR)

83 I guess I'll watch the Rocket Lab webcast and see what I missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Kr3664hJs

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (sdi6R)

84 45 Who knew it? Ghandi was a racist and doesn't deserve to have a statue in Ghana university.



https://tinyurl.com/y9qnr3av
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

Ghandi was a Nationalist, so of course he was racist.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (jp0Bv)

85 I installed one of those new fangled SSD hard drives in my desktop. In the transfer of data I lost everything, but what I lost probably isn't worth much anyway. At least Windows 10 just reloads windows easily. My computer needed a good house cleaning anyway.

Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (PIS6A)

86 79 Probably can't smoke in the booth while eating anymore either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:10 AM (cqNba)

They passed an ordinance here a few years ago that you can not smoke in any restaurant/bar inside the city limits. And they are ALL inside the city limits.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

87 Henry Rollins says:

Less Bullets, more brains. The strong dont need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, its OK, youre wrong.


That's Ocasia-Cortez-esque.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 16, 2018 08:13 AM (oVJmc)

88 Neither hear nor there Henry Rollins had more ink than skin, very loud as I remember.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:13 AM (/rm4P)

89
Less Bullets, more brains. The strong dont need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, its OK, youre wrong.


Thank you for your input.

/The Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 16, 2018 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

90 I installed one of those new fangled SSD hard drives in my desktop. In the transfer of data I lost everything, but what I lost probably isn't worth much anyway.
Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:11 AM (PIS6A)


And now you can buy an external USB chassis for the old disk and use it as a backup volume.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:14 AM (t+qrx)

91 Word 2000 will not work with Windows 10
anyway. I'm sure they did that on purpose so you would have to pay an
outrageous price for the new Office software.


Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:10 AM (mpXpK)

Have used Open Office for years, does everything you probably need the software to do.

Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:15 AM (PIS6A)

92 Hey, if anybody is up around mile marker 180 on I-95 in South Carolina, please keep a lookout for an escaped black and white cat around the it area.


Yeh, I know.

Impossible long shot.

But I said the I would ask.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:15 AM (cqNba)

93 Mornin', Horde!

Amazon failed to deliver my packages yesterday. It was a "same day" order. As late as 11:30 last night, their tracking page said delivery was on the way, and the driver only had a few more packages to deliver before mine. Even showed a map with the driver a couple miles from my house.

Then on one refresh, the driver was suddenly much farther from my house. And finally, Amazon gave up the pretense, and said it will now arrive between the 16th and the 18th.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (+F0Wk)

94 Been watching Get Shorty as produced by Netflix. Still trying to get beyond the idea that an Irish gangster would go undetected in Arizona. I mean how hard would it be to find and Irish guy in Arizona?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (+fNrM)

95 "Less Bullets, more brains. The strong dont need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, its OK, youre wrong. "

Is somebody arguing that women should not have guns to protect themselves?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (cqNba)

96 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 16, 2018 08:17 AM (hyuyC)

97 "morning, Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:17 AM (cqNba)

98 Time to sell to a developer if you are a Minneapolis resident and get the heck out of there.
Posted by: ALH at December 16, 2018 08:01 AM (cS3Yq)

------------------------------

Moved out last summer. Best decision we ever made. Even managed to make some money on the sale.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 08:18 AM (+F0Wk)

99 Hallo, NaCly Dog.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:18 AM (t+qrx)

100 I'm sure they did that on purpose so you would have to pay an outrageous price for the new Office software.
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:10 AM (mpXpK)


if you have a dot edu email (UTex offers to all gads) then I think there are student deals.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:19 AM (JFO2v)

101 Found while online Christmas shopping, (actual wording)...

Wine Decanters, Aerators & More > Wine Decanters, Aerators & More
Insert the useful rabbit Wine Pourer/Aerator into your bottle of wine to oxygenate your wine so you can enjoy it at its fullest flavor. Featuring a metal >>>crap<<< design and a drip-free pouring spout for easy integration to the bottle and ease of use.

Posted by: Oops! at December 16, 2018 08:19 AM (mwIW1)

102 I haven't seen a Huddle House in years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:58 AM (cqNba)

There is one around here. Damned if I can remember if its in Willis or Huntsville, but its in this area. Odd thing is I'd never heard of Huddle House until I saw this one. Usually what you see around here is the ubiquitous Waffle House.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at December 16, 2018 08:19 AM (p0pYQ)

103 Even showed a map with the driver a couple miles from my house.
Then on one refresh, the driver was suddenly much farther from my house.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (+F0Wk)


You could have followed him back to his hideout!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:19 AM (t+qrx)

104 If Minneapolis is anything like NY any profit on the sale of a house is merely a partial refund on property taxes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 16, 2018 08:21 AM (+fNrM)

105 Well, Henry. Not everyone is strong, so, yeah, call them weak if that makes you a tough guy.

The thing is guns are the equalizer between the strong and the weak.

Otherwise, I could go to your house and kick your nursing home ass and there would be nothing you could do, weakling. Except call the police. Who have guns. So they must be weak.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 16, 2018 08:23 AM (A3cgM)

106 Thank you for the links and commentary, Vic. Much appreciated,

And I hope Wifey is doing well. You seem to be going and waiting at the Doctors a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 16, 2018 08:23 AM (hyuyC)

107 I like catsup on my waffles.

...

To compliment the hotdog filling.

Posted by: Joey 'Two Wieners' Biden at December 16, 2018 08:24 AM (ysAcm)

108 ... [from last thread] while the ads blocking content have to go, i must say there really aren't that many ads on this site.

i recently saw an ad for disney's "frozen - the ice show" showing 2 pretty princesses on skates. that must send little 7 year old girls over the end.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 08:25 AM (Pg+x7)

109 Isn't it curious that some judicial ruling have the force of G-d himself and must be respected and acted on immediately and some rulings induce a yawn and belly scratch and the band plays on.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 16, 2018 08:26 AM (qxq6t)

110 Fenelon, another in the grateful category you desired. for your bday.
I am grateful that you are here trying to keep us honest.


also




Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (LPnfS)

a thoughtful comment by Adrianne on a question asked why good people die and evil people persist.

on overnight post

Posted by: bah at December 16, 2018 08:26 AM (fE+0o)

111 91 Have used Open Office for years, does everything you probably need the software to do.


Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:15 AM (PIS6A)

I have been using the text writer for a year since I got this new computer with Windows 10, but the old Exel program I had would work with windows 10 so i was still using that. I am going t go to ALL open office now. I just converted by temperature tracking file to Open Office, now going to my health tracking file to convert it.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:26 AM (mpXpK)

112 Crap, can't remember if numbers go up or down going north or south.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:27 AM (/rm4P)

113 93 Then on one refresh, the driver was suddenly much
farther from my house. And finally, Amazon gave up the pretense, and
said it will now arrive between the 16th and the 18th.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (+F0Wk)

I was supposed to get one yesterday but didn't.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:27 AM (mpXpK)

114 ... although i kind of doubt many 7 year old girls read this blog. possible, of course.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 08:27 AM (Pg+x7)

115 skip I have a horrid sense of direction, if you turn me around I become totally lost.

Posted by: bah at December 16, 2018 08:28 AM (fE+0o)

116 Is somebody arguing that women should not have guns to protect themselves?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (cqNba)

yep! notice when force vs reason argument comes up progs always resort to force

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:28 AM (JFO2v)

117 Damned if I can remember if its in Willis"

Yep. It's in Willis. Just off 45...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 16, 2018 08:28 AM (6qErC)

118 "Crap, can't remember if numbers go up or down going north or south."

Numbers increase going north on the interstates

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:29 AM (cqNba)

119 112 Crap, can't remember if numbers go up or down going north or south.
Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:27 AM (/rm4P)

Interstate Mileage Markers

1 Is South State Line
1 is West State Line

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:30 AM (JFO2v)

120 Isn't it curious that some judicial ruling have the force of G-d himself and must be respected and acted on immediately and some rulings induce a yawn and belly scratch and the band plays on.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 16, 2018 08:26 AM (qxq6t)

To be fair, there is a rational judicial sorting process going on. If a ruling will weaken the Constitution and increase Federal power, it must be obeyed posthaste. However, if a ruling will affirm the Constitution and return even a smidgen of power to the people, then it is clearly an optional ruling and has no force of law behind it, so it can safely and righteously ignored.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 16, 2018 08:31 AM (f3oO4)

121 Had a cheat sheet of waypoints to SC but wasn't where I thought it was. Had rest stops, turning points, mile markers listed.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:31 AM (/rm4P)

122 Numbers increase going north on the interstates
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:29 AM (cqNba)


It's the other way around for interstate highways in the southern hemisphere.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:31 AM (t+qrx)

123 "It's the other way around for interstate highways in the southern hemisphere."

Only in the winter.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:32 AM (cqNba)

124 119 thanks, had no idea of east/ west, hardly go that direction

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 08:32 AM (/rm4P)

125 It's the other way around for interstate highways in the southern hemisphere.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:31 AM (t+qrx)


What happens at the equator, but of course there are no interstates there anyway...

Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:34 AM (PIS6A)

126 Has it really been raining for three days? Whew.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Starlet Picture Inspector at December 16, 2018 08:34 AM (Z216Q)

127 I was supposed to get one yesterday but didn't.
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:27 AM (mpXpK)


Prime is no longer worth any upfront money. Ordered something on 9Dec, which did not show up as out of stock, and as of last check status was showing "We don't have a clue when (or if) you might get this article, but if we ever figure it out we'll email you, probably!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (f3oO4)

128 Hi Jewells, if you're still here!

I want to thank you again for the awesome bracelets you made for me. Sorry it's taken me so long--been a bit under the weather lately.

And to the Horde: You really should check out Jewells' shop (I believe the link is in her nic). She's got really nice stuff for just about everyone and you can't beat the prices.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (NtglE)

129 What happens at the equator"

Stays at the equator?

Right, shellback?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (6qErC)

130 Henry Rollins says:

Less Bullets, more brains. The strong dont need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, its OK, youre wrong.

--

He's the kind of idiot that thinks women can protect themselves from rape by peeing during the attack then? Kinda wish G*d would've created a 2nd earth so all these dummies could have their own planet and wreck it all to hell, while mine stays nice, ordered, productive and free.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (JoUsr)

131 What happens at the equator"

Stays at the equator?

Right, shellback?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (6qErC)


This guy knows what's up.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:36 AM (t+qrx)

132 39 The Choom thinks he is still President. He tells people to go ahead and sign up for Obamacare and ignore the TX judge's order that the law in its entirety is illegal. He thinks the four communist black robes and Roberts will save his ass again.


https://tinyurl.com/y8f4k486
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:55 AM (mpXpK)



Eh, Obama's not wrong.

Roberts has already ensconced himself among Our Betters.

He won't risk being excluded from all those swanky DC parties over something as trivial and stupid as the Constitution.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 16, 2018 08:37 AM (CRRq9)

133 Word 2000 will not work with Windows 10 anyway. I'm sure they did that on purpose so you would have to pay an outrageous price for the new Office software.
-------
The newer versions never fix anything that annoys me in Office; and in 2016 I think they basically just locked it down more against illegal copies. Nothing an improvement for, you know, actual users of the stuff.

Posted by: Meh at December 16, 2018 08:37 AM (auS4t)

134 Watched a Youtube video yesterday about roads in some South American area. Mountain driving with a tour bus, one lane with a drop off of a thousand feet and no guard rails. One bus had a top deck open. Who the hell would ever want to take one of those buses.

Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:38 AM (PIS6A)

135 127 Prime is no longer worth any upfront money. Ordered
something on 9Dec, which did not show up as out of stock, and as of last
check status was showing "We don't have a clue when (or if) you might
get this article, but if we ever figure it out we'll email you,
probably!"

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 16, 2018 08:35 AM (f3oO4)

I dropped Prime after the first year. The only thing it was good for was free shipping and a slightly better price on some things. You can get free shipping anyway on most things if you buy $35 worth of stuff and are not in a rush.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 08:38 AM (mpXpK)

136 Took me the longest time to figure out NaCl meant salt.

Posted by: Corona at December 16, 2018 08:39 AM (MceDl)

137 You can get free shipping anyway on most things if you buy $35 worth of stuff and are not in a rush."

Sometimes that even drops to 25 bucks.

But don't tell anyone...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 16, 2018 08:39 AM (6qErC)

138 Been watching Get Shorty as produced by Netflix. Still trying to get beyond the idea that an Irish gangster would go undetected in Arizona. I mean how hard would it be to find and Irish guy in Arizona?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 16, 2018 08:16 AM (+fNrM)



Watch "Barry" from HBO.

It's a better variation on that same idea.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 16, 2018 08:39 AM (CRRq9)

139 It's the other way around for interstate highways in the southern hemisphere.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 08:31 AM (t+qrx)

yep the clitoris effect

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 08:40 AM (JFO2v)

140 "And to the Horde: You really should check out Jewells' shop (I believe the link is in her nic). She's got really nice stuff for just about everyone and you can't beat the prices."


I joined the club, and ordered something yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:41 AM (cqNba)

141 I had to struggle to get those links and transfer them over to the new computer and I don't have my old copy of Office 2000 loaded yet. I may elect not to load it and try going with all Open Office. Word 2000 will not work with Windows 10 anyway. I'm sure they did that on purpose so you would have to pay an outrageous price for the new Office software.
Posted by: Vic


.............


yeah.. open office is just fine for most things.

But.. for simple documents, I use WordPad, which has been built in to every version of Windows for decades. It does most of what word does for simple documents. It's small and fast.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 16, 2018 08:41 AM (438dO)

142 I mean how hard would it be to find and Irish guy in Arizona? "

Well, an Irish guy hid in plain site across much of Texas this past year...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 16, 2018 08:41 AM (6qErC)

143 Prime is great for video and for shipping. As much as I hate Bezos I'd be loathe to drop it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Starlet Picture Inspector at December 16, 2018 08:41 AM (Z216Q)

144 "This guy knows what's up."

Yup

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:41 AM (cqNba)

145 Eh, Obama's not wrong.

Roberts has already ensconced himself among Our Betters.

He won't risk being excluded from all those swanky DC parties over something as trivial and stupid as the Constitution.

--

He's not wrong. It will head to SCOTUS. There's a 99.9% chance Roberts will uphold whatever is needed legal wise, so this monstrous law he'll never have to partake in stays alive and well-funded. No way on earth he would rule any other way.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 16, 2018 08:42 AM (JoUsr)

146 " Took me the longest time to figure out NaCl meant salt.'

*Blink*


* Blink..Blink*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 08:42 AM (cqNba)

147 My husband was putting together the new gaming computer for my son's Christmas present and of course the mother board is bad, of course. The damn thing will have 6 fans, including 3 that have water cooling. Did not know that was a thing but apparently gaming computers put out a lot of heat. It also has a bunch of LEDs in the different components so it looks awesome!///

Posted by: lin-duh at December 16, 2018 08:43 AM (kufk0)

148 Got an email from Amazon that my little item I ordered was lost. I could reorder or ask for a refund. Actually the order was delivered, probably the driver forgot to scan it. Company is growing fast, and more mistakes will be made as Amazon hires more and more new people, some with questionable skills.

Posted by: Colin at December 16, 2018 08:43 AM (PIS6A)

149 Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 16, 2018 08:43 AM (oVJmc)

150 " Took me the longest time to figure out NaCl meant salt.'

*Blink*


* Blink..Blink*

--

Salty Dog?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 16, 2018 08:43 AM (JoUsr)

151 Top o ta morning to ya, Village Idiot's Apprentice & hogmartin.

I had a lot of fun judging the home-schooled debates yesterday. The students were very well turned out, polite and professional. Such earnest high schoolers.

What they lacked was a sense on how to quickly research topics (all used Google and MAIM (Mainstream Agit-Prop and Indoctrination Media). And a good coverage of current events and historical events that would buttress their arguments.

The topics were those I knew a lot about, thanks to J.J. Sefton and the Horde.

Like the Russian seizure of 3 Ukraine warships, or if truth is better than privacy in law enforcement. In the later topic, no mention of the Committee of Public Safety was made, although the safety of the public was mentioned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 16, 2018 08:43 AM (hyuyC)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (12/15/1

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The Saturday Night Joke

When I was young I decided to go to Medical School. At the entrance exam, we were asked to rearrange the letters PNEIS and form the name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect. Those who said SPINE are physicians today. The rest of us went to the Corner Bar for a pitcher of beer...

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Shoot off at the mouth. Literally, not figuratively.

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Do you need to build a booby-trap or two? Maybe you can get an idea or two from the Christmas movie, Home Alone.

Check out this incredibly dedicated animated flipbook re-creation of all the booby traps in the 1990 holiday scare-'em film HOME ALONE, starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci.


It's a supercut flipbook!


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Truth? Fiction? You be the judge. Pizza Hut restaurant foiled by a pissed off family.

Reddit user /u/MundaneSeesaw shared a post recently, claiming that a local Pizza Hut had once overloaded their family’s phone line. According to them, the company declined numerous attempts to reason with them, so they did the only thing they could. They took their time executing their carefully crafted revenge plan, making sure the business received what it deserved. Some, however, argued that maybe the punishment was too harsh, to which /u/MundaneSeesaw replied, “[You] clearly never been to some of the smaller towns in the south with populations that are primarily rednecks.” Scroll down to read the entire thing, and if it doesn’t satisfy your thirst for blood, fire up these 91 Revenge Stories That Will Make You Think Twice Before Being An Asshole To Other People.

P.S. Bored Panda has contacted Pizza Hut and /u/MundaneSeesaw, and we’ll update the post as soon as we get more details.


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Electric rickshaws to hit the India market.

Three-wheelers have always been a popular mode of public transport in India, and Mahindra is the first major auto player to enter the electric three-wheeler segment. Last month, Mahindra Electric, a division of the Indian retail-to-automobile conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, launched two models of e-rickshaws—the Treo and Treo Yaari.

“The sale of personal vehicles is pretty low, particularly four-wheelers,” said Mahesh Babu, CEO of Mahindra Electric. About 2,000 of the company’s electric four-wheelers, which include brands like e2oPlus and eVerito, run as cabs, he said. He added that most of the sales in the last two years have been to commercial fleet operators like Ola, Uber, and car rental company Zoomcar.


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HOLY SH!T!!! As seen from outer space.


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Everything you need to know about toilet mistakes.

You gotta look before you flush, ease up when you wipe, and, yes, there is a right way to hang toilet paper.

This should end the great toilet paper debate.


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Self-driving mule.............


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Today is December 15th, Christmas shopping is winding down or is it? Here are some gift ideas for you.


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A Christmas Story Bunnies style. H/T bluebell

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We interrupt this ONT for a shameless plug.

You still have time for that culinary perfectionist on your list.


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The proceeds do not go to the Cob Dental Plan but to very worthwhile charities. So buy a book or three.


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Snow shovel control means knowing where your banks are. But not for this Genius Award Winner.

In a fit of road rage, a drunken man chased a car while brandishing a sword and snow shovel before spitting at police when they took him into custody Saturday, according to jail records.

Early Saturday morning, the man became embroiled in "a road rage incident" on Pioneer Road in Draper, according to jail records. He then followed the other car involved in the incident to the driver’s workplace on Fort Street and confronted the person inside the car, attempting to punch them through the window.


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Southwest Airlines has been the butt of jokes over the years. But not tonight. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A Southwest Airlines pilot pulled a U-turn to make an unplanned medical delivery to Seattle. A human heart, which was supposed to be delivered to Seattle, wasn’t unloaded from the plane, The Seattle Times reports.

The heart was loaded onto the plane by a courier service for the plane’s Sacramento-to-Seattle leg. The crew realized the heart was still in the cargo hold Sunday in the middle of the Southwest Airlines flight’s Seattle-to-Dallas leg. The pilot made a U-turn and returned to Seattle, the paper reports. The heart was bound for a tissue processor to harvest a valve.

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and the safe delivery of the precious cargo we transport every day,” a Southwest spokesman told the Seattle Times.


One passenger told the newspaper that when the captain explained the situation to the people aboard the flight, they reacted with kindness. Once they made it back to Seattle, passengers had to transfer to a different aircraft for an unrelated mechanical issue, causing a total of about a 5-hour delay, the paper reported.

Commercial airlines are known to work with companies that ship organs intended for transplant. That is a small amount of their business, however, with the Dallas Business Journal reporting that it accounts for less than 1% of Southwest’s revenue.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Effort.

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H/T Ladyl

Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Ditto.

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1 Good evening, all!

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:34 PM (OMsf+)

2 Nice and roomy in here.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:35 PM (OMsf+)

3 Drei.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:35 PM (OMsf+)

4 Maybe I should tell folks in the other thread the ONT is up.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (OMsf+)

5 Uh oh, this means lights out
See you all at the end

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (/rm4P)

6 Live, From Wisconsin, It's Caturday Night!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:37 PM (cS3Yq)

7 4 Maybe I should tell folks in the other thread the ONT is up.
Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (OMsf+)


Or not.....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:38 PM (aA3+G)

8 6 Live, From Wisconsin, It's Caturday Night!
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:37 PM (cS3Yq)


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:38 PM (aA3+G)

9 AaahSoooo
Am really 2nd.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:39 PM (/rm4P)

10 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 09:39 PM (9rIkM)

11 Thanks for the ONT.

If he had a sword AND a snow shovel, why was he trying to punch the guy? Trying to show an even sense of proportion? Good judgement?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:40 PM (Kpctk)

12 Don't pull the threads!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:40 PM (6qErC)

13
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (KCxzN)

14 Great joke.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (0tfLf)

15 Another Caturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got some cat nip and I just got paid
How I wish I had someone to prrrrr to
I'm in a awful way

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (/rm4P)

16 Goodnight all

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (/rm4P)

17 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at December 15, 2018 09:42 PM (JFzNN)

18 That exam was rigged. Not even acceptable.

Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 09:43 PM (Z9C5C)

19 re: The Saturday Night Joke

There was a neighborhood near the one where I grew up, "Whispering Pines", complete with signs. This might be the only picture I've ever seen with the letters in the right order:

http://tinyurl.com/y98n3bte

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 09:43 PM (t+qrx)

20 Posted by: Diogenes

Where about are you located in the area?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:43 PM (LOq4H)

21 15 Another Caturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got some cat nip and I just got paid
How I wish I had someone to prrrrr to
I'm in a awful way
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (/rm4P)

I got in bed a month ago,
I seen a lot of kitties since then,
If I could catch em I could...

Erm. That went off the rails quickly in my head.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:44 PM (Kpctk)

22 Good Night, Skip.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:44 PM (cS3Yq)

23 12 Don't pull the threads!
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:40 PM (6qErC)

It's been a long day, and I'm denser than a 2x4.

I have no idea what the hell that means.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:45 PM (aA3+G)

24 What is this cob dental plan you speak of?

Asking for a comrade.

Posted by: Alexandria O-C at December 15, 2018 09:45 PM (DMUuz)

25 I have been putting the toilet paper on backwards my whole life.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:45 PM (cS3Yq)

26 Spotted down the street from the MiniMIMoMe dinner venue, at the Polish Art Center in Hamtramck a few hours ago:

https://stoatnet.org/merrytrumpmas.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 09:46 PM (t+qrx)

27 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

28 25 I have been putting the toilet paper on backwards my whole life.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:45 PM (cS3Yq)


Don't worry
We still love you.

Posted by: Uncaring Morons at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

29 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Neutron star material...geez smart blog my a**.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (LOq4H)

30 27 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

I know He has a weird sense of humor.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:48 PM (cS3Yq)

31 I have no idea what the hell that means."

You're looking for meaning here?

Snort.

I have tequila. So there.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:48 PM (6qErC)

32 27 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.


Like us, depends on mood.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:49 PM (LOq4H)

33 Don't worry
We still love you.
Posted by: Uncaring Morons at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

Wild Thing, You Make my Heart Sing!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:49 PM (cS3Yq)

34 Cats and toddlers love having the toilet roll that way because they can just pat and unroll. Of course if one has a cat that really enjoys playing with the paper you cant keep it on a rolling holder at all.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 09:50 PM (cyjh+)

35 Done with my shopping. Tomorrow is wrapping day. Got my place booked for my trip to ABQ next summer. Life is good

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

36 No way the pizza hut story went down exactly like that. There has to be more to it.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (Nu6Gg)

37 Begun, the toilet paper wars have.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (Kpctk)

38 Sheesh! Penguin poop story is spoiled by "climate change" bullshit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (fDU8w)

39 Begun, the toilet paper wars have.

Oh shit!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (0bu2O)

40 I have tequila. So there.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:48 PM (6qErC)

"raises shot glass of tequila to Anon"

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 09:54 PM (dUJdY)

41 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm
---
God is love by definition; endless, complete and total.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 09:54 PM (9rIkM)

42 If he had a sword AND a snow shovel, why was he trying to punch the guy? Trying to show an even sense of proportion? Good judgement?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:40 PM (Kpctk)

Must have had one of those cheap-ass snow shovels without the bayonet lug.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (fDU8w)

43 Erev tov lekholam!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (CLcKT)

44 Nobody can beat our Christmas movie.

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (UkK38)

45 Oh, and I believe God is benevolent to the utmost, but our imperfect perspective frequently keeps us from seeing it.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (Nu6Gg)

46 There must be some early version of the script Home Alone that is as dramatic as Straw Dogs was.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (rnAwa)

47 34 Cats and toddlers love having the toilet roll that way because they can just pat and unroll. Of course if one has a cat that really enjoys playing with the paper you cant keep it on a rolling holder at all.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 09:50 PM (cyjh+)

Poseurs and Hipsters may like the under-slung, avaunt garde look because it makes them feel like a rebel. However, men who feel comfortable in their sexuality cannot deny the simply elegance of the traditional over hand wrap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (Kpctk)

48 Jewells45, I thought I was the only person left who still wrapped presents.
Most people I know use gift bags, but ripping wrapping paper off and leaving that glorious mess in the living room is more fun!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (cS3Yq)

49 "Ditto" made me laugh.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (QrTqV)

50 38 Sheesh! Penguin poop story is spoiled by "climate change" bullshit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 09:53 PM (fDU8w)


Yeah, I saw that the penguin population in Antarctica has been affected by climate change. Yet apparently Danger Island is immune to climate change.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

51 raises shot glass of tequila"

Need moar tequila.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (6qErC)

52 Erm. There can't be any Jewish cats. Art Spiegel kind of ruled that out.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)

53 Nobody can beat our Christmas movie.
Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes "

Sigh. No linky.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:58 PM (6qErC)

54 Hi morons! I endorse this message.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 09:58 PM (ykYG2)

55 ALH.. I still wrap.. I admit some things go in gift bags but there is something special about a wrapped gift. I like to add a little extra something on the bow. Just a little trinket for them to keep. Usually it's a tiny ornament they can hang on next years tree.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

56 I explained it to a buddy like this:

You have kids right?

Yes

You want the best for them, right?

Yes.

You would prefer them to not make obvious (to you) mistakes right?

Yes.

Do they do stupid things?

Yes.

Would you like to take away their ability to make stupid choices?

Well, no.

Why?

Because then it would not be their life, they'd be slaves.

God feels the same way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:58 PM (Kpctk)

57 Spiegelman.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (/qEW2)

58 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

I know He has a weird sense of humor.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:48 PM (cS3Yq)


This has been my philosophy for years.

Posted by: Kevin Costner at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (SgjGX)

59 Well I'm no hipster Aetius, and with no cats the overhand style is most convenient. But once the house has been TP'd on the inside you give up a wee bit of convenience.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (cyjh+)

60 52 Erm. There can't be any Jewish cats. Art Spiegel kind of ruled that out.

Plus the whole shellfish thing.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (LOq4H)

61 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM



Neither malevolent nor benevolent -- mostly indifferent...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (CLcKT)

62 59 Well I'm no hipster Aetius, and with no cats the overhand style is most convenient. But once the house has been TP'd on the inside you give up a wee bit of convenience.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 09:59 PM (cyjh+)

Dammit man. I did not come here for reasoned disagreement! j/k

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (Kpctk)

63 We think G-d needs a better comedy writer.

Posted by: depeche mode at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (ykYG2)

64 Thanks for the cookbook plug, MisHum!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (MVjcR)

65 I'm glad to know that God is benevolent to so many of the good folks who arrive here.
God bless you all.
My experience has been rather different, but then--who cares.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (l9m7l)

66 Starting to see a lot more "financial collapse" stories from lefty outlets the last week or two.
This would indicate to me that running on empty re: Trump stuff to scream about and are getting desperate.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 15, 2018 10:01 PM (67XdO)

67 Jewells45, I thought I was the only person left who still wrapped presents.
Most people I know use gift bags, but ripping wrapping paper off and leaving that glorious mess in the living room is more fun!
Posted by: ALH

>Gift bags? I'd expect that in birthday parties, but it ain't Christmas without cleaning up wrapping paper right after you had just ripped them apart!

Boy, has materialism and effortlessness taken root in this world.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at December 15, 2018 10:01 PM (OOa5i)

68 Hey everybody.

So, qdpsteve got out the ol' deep fryer again tonight. In tonight's Qdpsteve Quickie Quiz, guess which one below was the result?:

A) Third-degree burns
B) A delicious shrimp-and-chips dinner
C) Spontaneous singles party complete with Lionel Richie bouncing around singing "Dancing On The Ceiling"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:01 PM (miE9U)

69 Posted by: qdpsteve

No "all of the above"?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:03 PM (LOq4H)

70 qdpsteve , I hope C. B works too.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 10:03 PM (ykYG2)

71 Boy, has materialism and effortlessness taken root in this world.
Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at December 15, 2018 10:01 PM (OOa5i)


You always pay for convenience.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:03 PM (cS3Yq)

72 We think G-d needs a better comedy writer.
Posted by: depeche mode at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (ykYG2)


God IS a comedy writer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:03 PM (miE9U)

73 Yeah, I saw that the penguin population in Antarctica has been affected by climate change. Yet apparently Danger Island is immune to climate change.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (sdi6R)

The only climate change that should adversely affect penguins is if it gets colder. After all, Antarctica is the southern limit of their range.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:03 PM (fDU8w)

74 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:01 PM (miE9U)

A.

are you okay buddy?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

75 Poseurs and Hipsters may like the under-slung, avaunt garde look because it makes them feel like a rebel. However, men who feel comfortable in their sexuality cannot deny the simply elegance of the traditional over hand wrap.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (Kpctk)

1)Ass wipe is ass wipe.
2)As long as it is present, I don't give a shit how its hung

Posted by: Now A Caring Moron at December 15, 2018 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

76 Starting to see a lot more "financial collapse" stories from lefty outlets the last week or two"

Yeah. The "immigrants" thing didn't work out, so this is the next topic du joir.

Tough to sell with buck and change gas.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:04 PM (6qErC)

77 some rat and boulder: ding ding! (except for the Lionel Richie party part)
Jewells, thanks but no, didn't happen (thank God)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:05 PM (miE9U)

78 64 Thanks for the cookbook plug, MisHum!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (MVjcR


You're lucky I can afford the Ora-jel.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

79 As long as it is present, I don't give a shit how its hung

Posted by: Now A Caring Moron


/watches the ground ball roll up slowly, and bump into his big toe...

OK.

"That's not what she said."

Posted by: mikeski at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (P1f+c)

80 guess which one below was the result?:

The local fire department shows up?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (6qErC)

81 Anon, not this time ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (miE9U)

82 Tough to sell with buck and change gas.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:04 PM (6qErC)

That plus the job market is fabulous right now, which is also why Obamacare enrollment is down.

People get better healthcare through their employers.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (cS3Yq)

83 Tough to sell with buck and change gas.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:04 PM (6qErC)

No, instead we will only get the 'high gas prices are a sign of a strong economy! Gas prices only fall when the economy is going terrible!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (Kpctk)

84 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?

If He doesn't punish people for putting the toilet paper on the holder incorrectly, He's way too benevolent!
I HATE it when it's done wrong. What's wrong with people?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

85 Jewells, thanks but no, didn't happen (thank God)

Oh good!! I was hoping I was wrong!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

86 Dammit man. I did not come here for reasoned disagreement! j/k
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (Kpctk)

Yes you did.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:06 PM (NWiLs)

87 Beckoning Chasm -

I have fresh flour and yeast ... Let me know how to get you a Christmas bread (stollen) - no almond paste in the middle though.

Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 10:07 PM (LPnfS)

88 Starting to see a lot more "financial collapse" stories from lefty outlets the last week or two"

Yeah. The "immigrants" thing didn't work out, so this is the next topic du joir.

Tough to sell with buck and change gas.
Posted by: Anon a mouse

>How's that possible? I thought the economy was rocketing around further than the Voyager 2 probe.

What happened?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at December 15, 2018 10:07 PM (OOa5i)

89 Let me know how to get you a Christmas bread (stollen) "

World market. Right over there...

*points towards the woodlands*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:08 PM (6qErC)

90 What happened?"

The average reporter is a 20 something idiot?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:10 PM (6qErC)

91 Today I made fudge with Fireball.. you really can't taste it and the fudge turned out delish! My famous orange balls and pumpkin bread. House smells divine right now.

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

92 What happened?
Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic

The owners of the Fed. don't like it when people screw with their plans.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:11 PM (LOq4H)

93 Let me know how to get you a Christmas bread (stollen) "

World market. Right over there...

*points towards the woodlands*
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:08 PM (6qErC)

--------------------------------

Is it bad that I was trying to figure out who would steal Christmas bread?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:11 PM (+F0Wk)

94 27 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)

My thought is that God might be benevolent, but that our commonly held notion of benevolence is not necessarily what God deems benevolent. I have wrestled for many years with the Problem of Evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

95 George Bailey is about to Lasso the Stork.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:12 PM (cS3Yq)

96 Oh and my bestie gave me the idea for a new name for the orange balls. Amazeballs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

97 Live, From Wisconsin, It's Caturday Night!
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:37 PM (cS3Yq)


Ditto!

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 15, 2018 10:13 PM (7ZQe3)

98 Is it bad that I was trying to figure out who would steal Christmas bread?"

Snort.

With that, I'm out. Later, y'all!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 10:13 PM (6qErC)

99 87 Beckoning Chasm -

I have fresh flour and yeast ... Let me know how to get you a Christmas bread (stollen) - no almond paste in the middle though.
Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 10:07 PM (LPnfS)

If you made it, then it's not stollen.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

100 Adriane--you must be the spirit of Christmas Present. Bless you.
My original question has a very simple base. Why does God kill my friends and strengthen my enemies?
Why am I at the center of this eyelet?
What is it that God finds so much fun about me that he can torture me this much?
I know these questions have no simple answers. I'm just venting. And I bet Job wishes he had a forum like this when he was, you know, told by the whirlwind to shut the f up.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:14 PM (l9m7l)

101 Beckoning Chasm- I can't stay around but your question would seem to relate to why there is evil and suffering in the world which have been questions since people thought about God. The Christians writer Philiip Yancy deals with it in his book, "Disappointment With God" Here are some additional thoughts, Don't confuse God With Life"
It's hard when you're struggling and pain not to do that, but I think the thoughts are interesting ones.


Whoops; I'm seeing my link is not posting. I will try again


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 10:14 PM (AllCR)

102 As far as the Pizza Hut story goes, I have to think the family must have been abusive and confrontational towards the PH manager on their first contact. Because what rational business person would not want to fix a phone problem that was likely to cause them lost business?

Unless maybe the whole pizza thing was just a cover for a money-laundering site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:15 PM (fDU8w)

103 Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 10:07 PM


Adriane!

Why for use ancient map and veak vestern GPS so-called "technology", when Superior GLONASS sputnik constellation platform is available?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:15 PM (CLcKT)

104 Well I decided to do some outside decorating and got the baby 18" tree out of the attic for indoor decor. Its perched on top of the cat stand to get the desired height and since the lap cat never uses it. LOL. I strung lights along a good bit of fence this year. I've been missing seeing lights on my commute home so decided I had to be less lazy this year.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 10:15 PM (cyjh+)

105 Has anyone else been following this story about a priest who, during the recent funeral of a young man who committed suicide, openly said he didn't know if the deceased went to Heaven, and supposedly "harped" about the sin of suicide throughout the service?

Just read that the parents now want that priest fired. Hard to blame them IMHO...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (miE9U)

106 I hope that Ditto pic is real.

Genius.

Posted by: eleven at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (NLLmE)

107 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.

-
I wouldn't want to run into him when Mrs. God is in one of her moods. "I've wasted the best eternities of my life on you! To think, I could've married Odin or Zeus, but nooooooo! I had to marry Jehovah!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (+y/Ru)

108 Beckoning Chasm - The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The stages may not occur in order, and the stages can last for months or years after the loss. Denial is considered the first stage of grief.
Maybe you should try some counseling or talk to your preacher.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (cS3Yq)

109 Might be golfing tomorrow.

In Wisconsin.

In December.

If this is AGW, sign me up.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (7ZQe3)

110 George Bailey is about to Lasso the Stork.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:12 PM (cS3Yq)

------------------------------

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:17 PM (+F0Wk)

111 God is just.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 10:17 PM (ZREC2)

112 Here's a link to the story...

Parents want priest fired after he harped on suicide during son's funeral (link to NY Post)

https://tinyurl.com/yaba57uo

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:17 PM (miE9U)

113 #103 link

https://tinyurl.com/y7ncaufx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 10:18 PM (AllCR)

114 If this is AGW, sign me up.

Yep, same here. 50's and sunny today and all next week is pretty nice. Roofing people decided to go ahead and replace the roof Monday. So now... $10,000 more in debt. lol.. we need to sell this money pit!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

115 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)


To the murderers on death row, the law is malevolent. That is because they are evil, and any moral rule of law is malevolent towards them.

According to Christian theology God is benevolent, but he will punish the wicked. The wicked will perceive this as "malevolent" relative to their standing of course, but this is because they will not acknowledge their wickedness. Unrepentant sinners are not entitled to mercy, either in this life or in the world to come. In Bondage of the Will, Luther says we should rather wonder why offered mercy rather than complain about why we are condemned for our sins.

I'm not a believer, but if there were a God, that would seem a rational explanation of his nature.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 10:19 PM (/qEW2)

116 108 Beckoning Chasm - The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The stages may not occur in order, and the stages can last for months or years after the loss. Denial is considered the first stage of grief.
Maybe you should try some counseling or talk to your preacher.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (cS3Yq)

Nice try ALH. Its the same shit from him/her day in day out, year after year. Maybe Beckoning Chasm should call the local mental health hot line or the local police about his/her dark thoughts.

Posted by: Just Sayin' at December 15, 2018 10:19 PM (CZctn)

117 Hey! Scientists found more penguins!

As it turns out, there are more penguins that live on the Danger Islands than anywhere else in the whole of Antarctica.

Forgive me if, after this little discovery, I don't take anything they say as reliable.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 10:20 PM (DCYln)

118 Dec 15. In 1944 the panzers come through the snowy Ardennnes tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Cosda at December 15, 2018 10:20 PM (ovb47)

119 @108 The problem is not reckoning with grief, it's dealing with the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. When I saw Thanos throwing a moon at Iron Man, I was like, yeah, I know that.

And then folks started to (spoiler alert) disintegrating into dust, and I'm like, that wouldn't be too bad. At least it would be quick.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:20 PM (l9m7l)

120 Parents want priest fired after he harped on suicide during son's funeral

Then they're not Christian anymore and should be excommunicated.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 10:22 PM (ykYG2)

121 @116 Hey thanks for your input.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

122 The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

-
You forgot drinking.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 10:22 PM (+y/Ru)

123 105 Has anyone else been following this story about a priest who, during the recent funeral of a young man who committed suicide, openly said he didn't know if the deceased went to Heaven, and supposedly "harped" about the sin of suicide throughout the service?

Just read that the parents now want that priest fired. Hard to blame them IMHO...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (miE9U)

I'm covering it in Sunday's ONT
Of course I have a different take.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

124 The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

-
You forgot drinking.


Not me. *hic!*

Posted by: Hillary! at December 15, 2018 10:24 PM (g0Lfb)

125 Forgive me if, after this little discovery, I don't take anything they say as reliable.
Posted by: t-bird

This, but the never ending drumbeat will go on. Now here in Western Wa. it's "Save our Orcas!"
by removing dams on the Snake, never mind the salmon crunching sea lions are over running the sound. sigh

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:24 PM (LOq4H)

126 What is the Feast of Stephen?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:25 PM (PUmDY)

127 MisHum, I can see both sides.

On one hand, the parents want solace and the argument can be made, the funeral is NOT the time to talk frankly about how sinful suicide is.

OTOH, a priest is supposed to tell the truth about God, sin, and the world at all times.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (miE9U)

128 Has anyone else been following this story about a priest who, during the recent funeral of a young man who committed suicide, openly said he didn't know if the deceased went to Heaven, and supposedly "harped" about the sin of suicide throughout the service?

Just read that the parents now want that priest fired. Hard to blame them IMHO...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (miE9U)


I'm no Catholic, but I believe it is standard Catholic theology to say that no one can be said (apart from those sainted) to definitely go to heaven. That's the "sin of presumption". No one knows if their works outweighed their sins. So what this cleric said seems uncontroversial according to their theology.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (/qEW2)

129 105 Has anyone else been following this story about a priest who, during the recent funeral of a young man who committed suicide, openly said he didn't know if the deceased went to Heaven, and supposedly "harped" about the sin of suicide throughout the service?

Just read that the parents now want that priest fired. Hard to blame them IMHO...
Posted by: qdpsteve


Other people, whether priests or not, NEVER know the state of someone else's conscience. That priest is an idiot, and should be sent back to priest school.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

130 126 What is the Feast of Stephen?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:25 PM (PUmDY)

It's what Good King Wenceslas looked out on.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

131 126 What is the Feast of Stephen?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Festivus without the pole?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (LOq4H)

132 I generally view the activities of grieving parents with benign blindness and selective amnesia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)

133 You forgot drinking.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 10:22 PM


You forgot inebriation...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (CLcKT)

134
Well, I stayed up all night last night building my new system. It's working, and it's so damned fast I just have to shit.

I enabled remote desktop on ikt through OpenVPN on the router. I'm over here at Miley's, logged on to the new system via remote desktop, and posting from Chrome running on that system.

This is fun.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (f1Vqw)

135 Unless maybe the whole pizza thing was just a cover for a money-laundering site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---
So, I see you've had dealings with the Russian Mob.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (9rIkM)

136 126 What is the Feast of Stephen?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:25 PM (PUmDY)

It's what Good King Wenceslas looked out on.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

-----------------------------------

It's when the snow lays round about

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk)

137 132 I generally view the activities of grieving parents with benign blindness and selective amnesia.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

Excellent attitude. One I will embrace.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:28 PM (LOq4H)

138
Just read that the parents now want that priest fired. Hard to blame them IMHO...

Posted by: qdpsteve


Well, is that what he said or is that what they say he said? If he wanted to be a real hardass he could have told the parents that he would not and could not say a Mass for a suicide and that their son could not be laid in consecrated ground.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 10:28 PM (LsBY9)

139 Hey, my feast wasn't THAT big.
I only had *three* Ultimate Cheeseburgers...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

140 Hadrian, that would have been really playing hardball...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

141 have wrestled for many years with the Problem of Evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

One of the best books I hve ever read on the problem of evil is by A. E. Knoch.

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 15, 2018 10:29 PM (u5LFV)

142 St Stephen with a rose...

In and out of the garden he goes?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:29 PM (CLcKT)

143 Oh, you mean Stephen, the first Catholic martyr.
Carry on then, carry on... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:30 PM (miE9U)

144 >This, but the never ending drumbeat will go on. Now here in Western Wa. it's "Save our Orcas!"
by removing dams on the Snake, never mind the salmon crunching sea lions are over running the sound. sigh
Posted by: some rat in the swamp

>>Next on The Drumbeat: Why taking a bowel movement supports greenhouse-gas-releasing cows.

Also, 5 reasons why Hamas' Great March of Return tire burning was environment friendly and anyone who don't agree is a raycis.

Posted by: The Drumbeat at December 15, 2018 10:30 PM (OOa5i)

145 God is just.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 10:17 PM (ZREC2)


And merciful. I rather have his mercy than his justice.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (T71PA)

146
I can remember remote terminals via dial-up modem back when I was in school. Simple text mode terminal, and it could be slow.

Now, with this, I'm running the full GUI at max resolution, and it's fast as hell. Both ends here are 200Mbps down and 20Mbps up. So I've got a 20Mbps connection. This is just amazing to me.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (f1Vqw)

147 I think the main thing we gotta remember with God is that there are no good people.

So the best way to reconcile the disasters in our life is to understand that we deserve them instead of bitching at God as if we are being unduly persecuted.

What we really should do is get down on our knees in prayer and thank Him for caring enough to punish us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (ZREC2)

148 Unless maybe the whole pizza thing was just a cover for a money-laundering site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---
So, I see you've had dealings with the Russian Mob.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (9rIkM)

Bert Kreischer, is that you?

(Seriously, his story about his brush with the Russian mob is hilarious)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (+F0Wk)

149 nerdygirl and Steve and Cold Bear, hmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (miE9U)

150 Gosh didn't suicides used to be denied graves in church cemeteries and the bereaved had to get a secular funeral.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (cyjh+)

151 So, I see you've had dealings with the Russian Mob.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (9rIkM)

Well, it occurred to me that if the Pizza Hut store was a front for money laundering, or drug dealing, then first, the manager is likely to be an asshole, because criminal, and second, uninterested in making the pizza biz runs smoother, because the revenue from the pizza biz is of no value to him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:32 PM (fDU8w)

152 148 Unless maybe the whole pizza thing was just a cover for a money-laundering site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---
So, I see you've had dealings with the Russian Mob.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (9rIkM)

Bert Kreischer, is that you?

(Seriously, his story about his brush with the Russian mob is hilarious)
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:31 PM (+F0Wk)

I've seen that, it's absolutely hysterical. "I'M THE MACHINE!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

153 John 3:16

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 10:32 PM (cS3Yq)

154 God is just.

-
I'll appeal!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 10:32 PM (+y/Ru)

155 Thanks everyone, I guess we'll see.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

156

What's so special aboot penguins?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (2aDQU)

157 106 I hope that Ditto pic is real.

Genius.
Posted by: eleven at December 15, 2018 10:16 PM (NLLmE)


That would be my house, if I was ambitious enough to put up a Ditto sign.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

158 I've had a couple of experiences that parallel the Pizza Hut story.

In Lafayette Indiana, I had a number that was one digit removed from the number for the Sportsman Bar & Grill. I would get calls at 1:00 a.m. asking, "Is Harry (Bill, Jim, etc.) there?", usually from from a female, who I assumed was Harry's wife.

I'd just tell them "Wrong number", and hang up.

The second experience was much more annoying. Pro Percussion (percussion instruments) in Smyrna Georgia had a bold marquis with their telephone number prominently displayed as "436-DRUM".

Clever, right? Except...it turns out that drummers are not such swell spellers, and if you dialed 436-DROM, then you got my number.

This did not happen so often that it was anything but amusing, but often enough that I eventually wearied of it. Finally, when someone would call and ask "Do you have Ludwig such and such, I would say "Sure, come down today, everything is half price."

I'm sure it made for some pissed off people, but there was no way they had any idea who was responsible.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (xSo9G)

159 140 Hadrian, that would have been really playing hardball...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

Since when is church rules, regulations and theology hardball?


At my church the little quitter wouldn't have had a service. The folks would have been looking for a rent priest/pastor. And Lord knows there are enough of those out there, Universalists come to mind.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

160
Unless maybe the whole pizza thing was just a cover for a money-laundering site.

No, that's Mattress One.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 10:34 PM (LsBY9)

161 Feat of St Stephen is December 26th. It recognizes the martyr Stephen who was a Deacon and the first person martyred for being a Christian. He gives a long speech in the Book of Acts in which he denounces some of the Jewish authorites for and is stoned to death, and supposedly Saul (Later Paul) held the cloaks of people who stoned him

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 10:34 PM (AllCR)

162 That's not a mule, it's an ass.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 10:34 PM (xSo9G)

163 MisHum, lemme guess: You're Missouri Synod... :-)

And for the record, there's a large difference in my mind between "playing hardball" and "being wrong."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:35 PM (miE9U)

164 Jeez -- got willowed on the movie thread again, so I'm moving this question over to the ONT:

This week, our movie group watched Christmas in Connecticut (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet. Splendidly funny movie with Stanwyck as a Martha Stewart-type happy homemaker for a major women's magazine, who in real life can't even boil water. Her publisher, Greenstreet, knows her only through her articles, and wants her to entertain a coming-home soldier (Morgan) at her "farm" for Christmas (she actually lives in an urban apartment). Needless to say, hilarity ensues, and we all had a good time.

But it brought up an interesting question: Besides Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara Stanwyck appeared in two other Christmas-themed movies, Remember the Night (1940) and Meet John Doe (1941). Has any other star appeared in as many Christmas movies? Someone else remembered that, besides It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart had appeared in another Christmas movie, The Shop Around the Corner (1940). But that's only two.

We couldn't think of anybody else who starred in as many Christmas movies as Barbara Stanwyck, so she must hold the record for the present. Can any of my fellow Morons think of any other actor who can tie or surpass her?

Posted by: DynamiteDan at December 15, 2018 10:35 PM (MqzWH)

165 I have been sucked into the 91 Revenge Stories link in the Pizza Hut saga. I am only at #15 but some of them are pretty good. A few are lame, but I'm liking them for a good laugh.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2018 10:35 PM (RfzVr)

166 Where are ultimate cheeseburgers from?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:36 PM (PUmDY)

167

Conan the Barbarian was in a movie called Christmas In Connecticut.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 10:36 PM (2aDQU)

168 118
Dec 15. In 1944 the panzers come through the snowy Ardennnes tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Cosda
nothing but old men and kids ....

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 10:37 PM (mDieY)

169 Cosmic Charlie: Ultimate Cheeseburgers are from Jack In The Box.

Two beef patties, two (I think) different types of cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo. Nothing else, unless you request bacon.

Surprisingly good. Not that far from a Smashburger flavor IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:37 PM (miE9U)

170 What's so special aboot penguins?

They are always dressed up and ready to go.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

171 What we really should do is get down on our knees in prayer and thank Him for caring enough to punish us.

"Him"?

Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (ykYG2)

172 Hey, it's the ONT. I'm pumped!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (UPjBG)

173 This week, our movie group watched Christmas in Connecticut (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet. Splendidly funny movie with Stanwyck as a Martha Stewart-type happy homemaker for a major women's magazine, who in real life can't even boil water. Her publisher, Greenstreet, knows her only through her articles, and wants her to entertain a coming-home soldier (Morgan) at her "farm" for Christmas (she actually lives in an urban apartment). Needless to say, hilarity ensues, and we all had a good time.

Don't know the answer to your question but I watch this movie every year. It is always funny. Catastrophe!!

Posted by: Beartooth at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (QWpu1)

174 Finding the date of the Feast of Esther is more complicated.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (xSo9G)

175 "Him"?
Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (ykYG2)

....

Don't start.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 10:39 PM (ZREC2)

176 This did not happen so often that it was anything but amusing, but often enough that I eventually wearied of it. Finally, when someone would call and ask "Do you have Ludwig such and such, I would say "Sure, come down today, everything is half price."

I'm sure it made for some pissed off people, but there was no way they had any idea who was responsible.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 10:33 PM (xSo9G)

My cousin in Cold Lake had a phone number one digit off from that used by the taxi company. He got a lot of misdialed calls at first, then it dropped right off. Still has the same number, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:39 PM (fDU8w)

177 "Him"?
Posted by: Mistress Midnight Flame

Don't recall it being "Our Mother who art in Heaven..."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:39 PM (LOq4H)

178 Gosh didn't suicides used to be denied graves in church cemeteries and the bereaved had to get a secular funeral.

Posted by: PaleRider
----Well, yes and no. The official Catechism makes allowances for many that find their lives ended by suicide. It truly isn't cut and dried.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:40 PM (9rIkM)

179 Thanks for the cookbook plug, MisHum!
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 10:00 PM (MVjcR

---------

Weasel, maybe a telemarketing campaign is in order.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 10:40 PM (UPjBG)

180 Sorry, I was using the in-house BDSM sock . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 10:40 PM (ykYG2)

181 No, that's Mattress One.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 10:34 PM (LsBY9)

Mattress Zero was Emma Sulkowicz.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:41 PM (fDU8w)

182 Thanks, FS.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:41 PM (PUmDY)

183 Hey, it's the ONT. I'm pumped!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 10:38 PM (UPjBG)

---------------------------

Vell, our verk here ist done!

Posted by: Hans & Franz at December 15, 2018 10:41 PM (+F0Wk)

184 I didn't know we had an in-house BDSM sock...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:42 PM (CLcKT)

185

Ever see this Funky Nun from the 70's?

Sister Janet.

She's got funk.

The Lord's Prayer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZF9rsgKZHw

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 10:42 PM (2aDQU)

186 184 I didn't know we had an in-house BDSM sock...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:42 PM (CLcKT)

Well, it's more of a slimy body-suit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:43 PM (Kpctk)

187 The Catholic Church used to deny Catholic burial to suicides because it was assumed that they died in a state of mortal sin. However, it's possible that the suicidal person didn't die in the state of sin. For instance, between the time he took the pills and died, he could have repented.
So we leave it up to God to decide.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2018 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

188 Well, it's more of a slimy body-suit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Last person to use it, MUST wash it...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (LOq4H)

189 See you folks later!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (l9m7l)

190 God is benevolence, but the universe is a big ol bitch.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (rnAwa)

191 Not so much wrong number phone calls, but I have gotten a few hilarious wrong number text messages.

And a great comedy routine about a guy that answers a strange phone call.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPq2cF4l9qc

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (DjIXP)

192 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (l9m7l)
* * * *

God is benevolent. Always.

The malevolent entity is the other guy. The one who lives down under, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (RkS3d)

193 Well, it's more of a slimy body-suit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Last person to use it, MUST wash it...
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (LOq4H)

------------------------

Usually it just gets dipped in the Barrel...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (+F0Wk)

194 Night BeckoningChasm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (Kpctk)

195 TonyPete I thought I had read that (but back in 18th, maybe part of 19th century) But point being that people have options for funeral/memorial services so if you don't want any uncomfortable biblical lines maybe don't have a priest do the funeral.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (cyjh+)

196
Miley is one hell of a cook -- she's showing me stuff I've never heard tell of before. She's "zesting" a lemon.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (f1Vqw)

197 I didn't know we had an in-house BDSM sock...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:42 PM (CLcKT)


Of course we do. We've got everything else. Remember that one time we couldn't find the stepladder and went looking through the ONT supply closet? It's like fucking Narnia in there.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

198
Can you still recite the Apollo Creed by heart?

Hail Marys are easy. At least the first few words, anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (2aDQU)

199 The one who lives down under, if you know what I mean.

....

F*cking Australians.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (ZREC2)

200 Her? Is one of the best long running gags in Arresyed Development

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (PUmDY)

201 Miley is one hell of a cook -- she's showing me stuff I've never heard tell of before. She's "zesting" a lemon.

I hope that doesn't involve a bar of overpriced soap.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (0bu2O)

202 "What's so special aboot penguins?



They are always dressed up and ready to go.

Posted by: Jewells45"

Are they goers? You know what I mean? Nudge nudge wink wink?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (DjIXP)

203 The Catholic Church used to deny Catholic burial to suicides because it was assumed that they died in a state of mortal sin. However, it's possible that the suicidal person didn't die in the state of sin. For instance, between the time he took the pills and died, he could have repented.
So we leave it up to God to decide.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2018 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

Shooting oneself really tightens up the old repentance window, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (fDU8w)

204 She's "zesting" a lemon.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (f1Vqw)


Ooo! Ooo! Is she wearing high heels while doing it?!?!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (miE9U)

205 She's "zesting" a lemon.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM


That's yet another euphemism, innit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (CLcKT)

206 I think if anything, God is mysterious with unknowable motives.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (IfYaq)

207 God is benevolent. Always.

The malevolent entity is the other guy. The one who lives down under, if you know what I mean.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (RkS3d)

Always an interesting question about Evil. Is Lucifer telling us to do wrong? Or does that come from inside of us?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (Kpctk)

208 Always an interesting question about Evil. Is Lucifer telling us to do wrong? Or does that come from inside of us?

He's the little voice, saying, "Go on, who's ever going to find out?"

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (0bu2O)

209 F*cking Australians.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Ok, I lol'd

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (LOq4H)

210 196
Miley is one hell of a cook -- she's showing me stuff I've never heard tell of before. She's "zesting" a lemon.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:45 PM (f1Vqw)

Pretty soon you will be eating pig feet suspended in jello if you do not make a stand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (Kpctk)

211 I never thought ol' Stan was telling us to do wrong. I always thought we do that ourselves and that Stan just sits back and laughs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

212 Can you still recite the Apollo Creed by heart?



Hail Marys are easy. At least the first few words, anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer

----
Sure, Goes like this:

Hurrah for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

something something
And deliver us from Eagles.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (9rIkM)

213 And a great comedy routine about a guy that answers a strange phone call.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPq2cF4l9qc
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (DjIXP)

Bob Newhart used to have some funny phone call routines when he did stand-up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:49 PM (fDU8w)

214 211 I never thought ol' Stan was telling us to do wrong. I always thought we do that ourselves and that Stan just sits back and laughs.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

That's more my particular feel for things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:49 PM (Kpctk)

215 F*cking Australians.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
* * * *

Hahahahahaha!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 10:49 PM (RkS3d)

216 Well, it's more of a slimy body-suit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

You mean oily and wet?

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 10:49 PM (UkK38)

217 Always an interesting question about Evil. Is Lucifer telling us to do wrong? Or does that come from inside of us?



Posted by: Aetius451AD
----
Embrace the power of "and".

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:50 PM (9rIkM)

218 Publius: You have my Dream Girl Miley there and you're playing with a computer.

Posted by: CMU VET at December 15, 2018 10:50 PM (C+wjz)

219
"We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to Him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives."

It sounds, however, like the parents wanted the presumption of Grace, itself a sin.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 10:50 PM (LsBY9)

220 Embrace the power of "and".
Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 10:50 PM (9rIkM)

This. The 'Ring' (or Lord of the Rings-the whole world- in general) was Tolkien's own analysis of his faith in a lot of ways.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 10:51 PM (Kpctk)

221 You forgot inebriation...

That's kind of the point.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 15, 2018 10:51 PM (DCYln)

222 I was lurking at the end of the last thread, and was pleased to see that I was not the only one to see "Meet John Doe." Thought it was a great movie. Also saw "It's a Wonderful Life" last week, for the first time in ages.

If it's on TCM, I will probably like it. Unless it is a Jane Fonda movie, or something from "only" 20 years ago.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 10:51 PM (RkS3d)

223 Hadrian, thanks for that bible verse. Just another one that I don't know, but should have.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:53 PM (miE9U)

224 So, Weekly Standard battered ex's are being paid hush money and forced to accept cash in exchange for not interfering in democrat party campaigns...

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 15, 2018 10:53 PM (yScAF)

225
"Zesting" is what I'd call scraping the skin, or grating the skin. She's got this special tool, which is basically like a file, but it's a tiny little grater. You scrape off the yellow of the skin and make a little pile, which you then put in whatever the hell you're making.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:53 PM (f1Vqw)

226 The remake of "It's a Wonderful Life" with Mrs. Donahough, is so bad it's hilarious. BUT do not spend a penny on it.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (LOq4H)

227 Rocket Lab is preparing to launch 13 cubesats aboard their Electron rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:16 am EST. They're launching from New Zealand, which is 18 hours in the future.

Article about the payloads:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yagvb29z

Video about the preparation for the launch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZE043cKcD4

I think I need to take a nap and set my alarm.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

228 >> You have my Dream Girl Miley there and you're playing with a computer.

That's how I get warmed up.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (f1Vqw)

229 The Book of Common Prayer Church Calendar is rather interesting to look through:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycp92ajk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (CDGwz)

230 Wow, I shocked MisHum right into silence.

MisHum, come on back! Just laugh at my theological musings if that helps. I was brought up in a softheaded ELCA congregation.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:56 PM (miE9U)

231 >> You have my Dream Girl Miley there and you're playing with a computer.

That's how I get warmed up.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (f1Vqw)

-----------------------------

Thermal paste can help with that.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 10:56 PM (+F0Wk)

232 I had a business 800-number years ago and some psychic hotline tv ad featured my number back when psychic hotlines were a thing. We had so much fun messing with people.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 15, 2018 10:57 PM (bttOm)

233 Always an interesting question about Evil. Is Lucifer telling us to do wrong? Or does that come from inside of us?

___

Actually, I just tell your wives and let the magic happen.

Anyone want a great deal on an apple tree? I've got a great web exclusive discount coupon on retailmenot - check buzzfeed and the weekly standard for the latest.
Oh wait, they died? F***.

Posted by: Satan at December 15, 2018 10:58 PM (cRkMZ)

234 >>> Just Sayin' at December 15, 2018 10:19 PM (CZctn)

That's some cold shit. Shame.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2018 11:00 PM (RfzVr)

235 My youngest brother used to call the 900 sex talk number for a month until my Dad got the bill.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:01 PM (PUmDY)

236 I had a business 800-number years ago and some psychic hotline tv ad featured my number back when psychic hotlines were a thing. We had so much fun messing with people.
Posted by: DBCooper at December 15, 2018 10:57 PM (bttOm)

--------------------------

I've told this story before, but awhile back an apartment building had my number on a billboard for people to call looking to rent an apartment. Had to track down the company that owned the building to get them to change it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:01 PM (+F0Wk)

237 Actually, Vertov, I don't think all the personnel in Wacht am Rhein/Herbstnebel (Battle of the Bulge) were old men or kids. Some units, yes, and the repurposed Luftwaffe troops weren't too capable apparently. But there were enough veterans in several units that they obviously did quite well against some of the very green US units. Ultimate outcome wouldn't have changed, but if Peiper had stumbled on the fuel dump he passed near, or the engineers hadn't blown those bridges in the nick of time, or Patton hadn't made his famous dash, the whole thing would have been much worse for the Allies.


Tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, as Vertov noted.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (QDnY+)

238 >> Thermal paste can help with that.

I went wild with that last night. I got a heat sink/cooler for this thing beyond the stock Intel thingy. It was Titan something or other, and I had no idea how big the thing was.

It's a big ol' heat sink with heat pipes and fins, and looks like a little 2-cycle chain saw engine mounted on the motherboard. Anyone who dumps that much heat into a little chip is a lunatic.

But the damn thing is keeping the CPU at about 100F. It will rise to about 115F max wide ass open looks like. My other machine will hit 145F wide open, but I need to go in there and blow out the dust, I think.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

239 You have my Dream Girl Miley there and you're playing with a computer.

That's how I get warmed up.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (f1Vqw)

******

Just a thought, mix her a drink from The Deplorable Gourmet, then let her play with your mouse as you toy with the Enter key.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (0tfLf)

240 The Australians on my discord forum refuse to submit their pictures upside down.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (rnAwa)

241 Hmm funny. I had this discussion with mom today. My brother killed himself less than a year ago. My mother isn't an active Christian and came to the same conclusion. My brothers redemption is in gods hands. We can only pray for him and hope in the mercy of god. We can't presume to know. Funerals are not the time to declare a saint. Even when suicide is not at issue. My two cents.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (0OmEj)

242 Another story from NY Post:

Miss Universe's first transgender contestant rocks the runway

https://tinyurl.com/y8vyx24j

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:03 PM (miE9U)

243 230 Wow, I shocked MisHum right into silence.

MisHum, come on back! Just laugh at my theological musings if that helps. I was brought up in a softheaded ELCA congregation.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 10:56 PM (miE9U

Ha-ha, the dogs need to be let out and back in.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

244
Her Majesty will be arriving soon after her drive from Orlando and I need to help get Miss Delilah settled. Later, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 11:05 PM (LsBY9)

245 Even if we were living in a Chick tract universe with demons whispering into our ears, we would still ultimately be responsible for listening to those whispers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:05 PM (/qEW2)

246 203 The Catholic Church used to deny Catholic burial to suicides because it was assumed that they died in a state of mortal sin. However, it's possible that the suicidal person didn't die in the state of sin. For instance, between the time he took the pills and died, he could have repented.
So we leave it up to God to decide.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 15, 2018 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

Shooting oneself really tightens up the old repentance window, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (fDU8w)

I thought one of the take-aways from Dante's Inferno (admittedly, I have never actually read it) was the idea that nobody is beyond redemption, even in hell. True repentence is true repentence, and the window never closes. Of course, repentence under duress is not true repentence, so don't put it off that long unless you expect a long period of trial to demonstrate repentence.

The Catholic burial policy always bothered me. God is all forgiving, so he will find a way. God is all powerful, so if he chooses to keep them out, somebody who dies with mortal sin and does not repent will not make it into a consecrated graveyard - there is no need for people to forbid it. People always seem to think that God is just like them, only more petty and less powerful.

Posted by: half a mind at December 15, 2018 11:05 PM (np68J)

247 I've never had my lemon zested but I'm always ready to try new things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (UPjBG)

248 MisHum, I was imagining you furiously pawing through your Bible searching for the "riot act for religious ignoramuses" section...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (miE9U)

249 "Always an interesting question about Evil. Is Lucifer telling us to do wrong? Or does that come from inside of us? "

Traditional formulation for that question is, "There are 3 sources for temptation into sinful acts: the world, the flesh, and the Devil."

Since the Fall, mankind is afflicted with a natural tendency to sin -- "concupiscence" -- and we can be tempted by our own fallen natures. or by the lure of worldly objects, or by Old Scratch himself (or his helpers, i.e. Wormwood.)

Per C.S. Lewis, most of us are already so ready to succumb to sources A and B that the devil really doesn't have to get involved too often!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (QU+qf)

250 Miss Universe's first transgender contestant rocks the runway

https://tinyurl.com/y8vyx24j
Posted by: qdpsteve

Oh for f**** sake, the revolution can't start soon enough... Sorry kids, we didn't try hard enough.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (LOq4H)

251 I went wild with that last night. I got a heat sink/cooler for this thing beyond the stock Intel thingy. It was Titan something or other, and I had no idea how big the thing was.

It's a big ol' heat sink with heat pipes and fins, and looks like a little 2-cycle chain saw engine mounted on the motherboard. Anyone who dumps that much heat into a little chip is a lunatic.

But the damn thing is keeping the CPU at about 100F. It will rise to about 115F max wide ass open looks like. My other machine will hit 145F wide open, but I need to go in there and blow out the dust, I think.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

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When I was putting together my son's computer, I bought a heatsink that looked like it belonged on a Harley.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (+F0Wk)

252 And a great comedy routine about a guy that answers a strange phone call.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPq2cF4l9qc
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 15, 2018 10:44 PM (DjIXP)

Bob Newhart used to have some funny phone call routines when he did stand-up.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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I should tell you about my visit to the downtown law firm of Dungeon, Lardbottom, and Stall two weeks ago. Okay, that's not the real name...but close.

They made the mistake of sending me a erroneous demand letter.

I had more fun than I've had in a long time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (xSo9G)

253 The remake of "It's a Wonderful Life" with Mrs. Donahough, is so bad it's hilarious. BUT do not spend a penny on it.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 10:54 PM (LOq4H)
* * * *

Thanks for the warning!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (RkS3d)

254 Miss Universe's first transgender contestant rocks the runway



https://tinyurl.com/y8vyx24j

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:03 PM


That reminds me... Does anyone else find Titania McGrath hawter than Hell?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:07 PM (CLcKT)

255 And, I think my church is/was a little softheaded.

It is ELCA. And I only recently found out, our most recent chief pastor (he recently quit), is gay.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:07 PM (miE9U)

256 We can't presume to know. Funerals are not the time to declare a saint. Even when suicide is not at issue. My two cents.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (0OmEj)

.....

It's not really a matter of personal condemnation, it's a matter of doctrine.

We bemoan a government that defies its own rules here day after day and often ask why should we follow the laws when the lawmakers don't follow the laws.

If a church doesn't even believe and follow its own doctrine, why would a parishioner?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:07 PM (ZREC2)

257 It's like we dont even know this place anymore.

https://goo.gl/images/tuko6K

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 11:08 PM (UkK38)

258 Father Christmas by Ray Davies is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:08 PM (PUmDY)

259 Little Shop Around the Corner is great. He was also in Seventh Heaven playing a Frenchman.

Two classics.

Posted by: eleven at December 15, 2018 11:08 PM (NLLmE)

260 I thought all of the cool kids were using liquid cooling for CPU's?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:08 PM (CDGwz)

261 That reminds me... Does anyone else find Titania McGrath hawter than Hell?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:07 PM (CLcKT)

She is no Nicole Aniston.

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 11:09 PM (UkK38)

262 248 MisHum, I was imagining you furiously pawing through your Bible searching for the "riot act for religious ignoramuses" section...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:06 PM (miE9U


Nope, not at all.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:09 PM (aA3+G)

263 hi Eleanor. how have you been?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (ykYG2)

264 Zettai, I will say, that TG Miss U?
I would never have known, or could have figured out myself, in a million years, that he/she/it used to be a guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (miE9U)

265 260 I thought all of the cool kids were using liquid cooling for CPU's?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Liquid nitrogen.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (LOq4H)

266 I'm in the depression spot right now. It really sucks. Especially this time of year.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (PF4TZ)

267 I recall that in the summertime I had to throttle my 486DX2 back to 33Mhz or it would overheat and quit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (CDGwz)

268 Liquid nitrogen.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (LOq4H)

Full mineral oil immersion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:11 PM (Kpctk)

269 I thought all of the cool kids were using liquid cooling for CPU's?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Liquid nitrogen.
Posted by: some rat
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Hydrogen

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:11 PM (CDGwz)

270 I get asked to write demand letters a lot.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:11 PM (PUmDY)

271 The Allies defeated a blundering German army during the Bulge right from the start at the squad level and on up despite the northern encirclement of the Schnee Eiffel escarpment and the regiments captured there.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 15, 2018 11:12 PM (yScAF)

272 Infidel, that sucks. Prayers.

I wouldn't call myself a full-bore sufferer of Christmastime depression, but I can definitely understand why this time of year is especially tough for some people.

I have found as I get older, although I still look forward to Christmas, I also now look forward to when it's over, the new year is here, and spring/summer are officially "on their way."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

273 I actually want to try a full immersion build some time, when I have a couple thousand to just gamble.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:12 PM (Kpctk)

274 Hydrogen
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Any leak would be very, very, very, bad.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:12 PM (LOq4H)

275 205 She's "zesting" a lemon.

Thats what you do before the juice runs down your leg.

Posted by: Robert Plant at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (kR3UB)

276 I thought all of the cool kids were using liquid cooling for CPU's?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:08 PM (CDGwz)

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I saw a guy who sealed up everything in his computer, and filled the case with vegetable oil. Apparently did a great job of keeping things cool

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (+F0Wk)

277 Catholics were once against cremation but they decided to get with the real world a couple decades ago. I mean, really, the same God that created the universe from *nothing* cannot deal with a cremated body? Glad they came around on their thinking for that one.

God's infinite grace and mercy answer pretty much any theological question that my little mind can come up with.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (RkS3d)

278 I'm in the depression spot right now. It really sucks. Especially this time of year.
Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (PF4TZ)

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I hear ya. Me too. I'm just going to get through the Holidays.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (ffYR/)

279 Ok. We shouldn't declare a saint. The presiding priest Exspecily should not declare a saint at any funeral. That is the hight of arrogance and presumption.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (0OmEj)

280 I've never had my lemon zested but I'm always ready to try new things.
Posted by: Cicero


Never had my lemon zested, but I've had my crops dusted.

Evening all. Sitting in the woods at the in-laws. Pre-Christmas planning.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (g82b/)

281 I saw a guy who sealed up everything in his computer, and filled the case with vegetable oil. Apparently did a great job of keeping things cool
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:13 PM (+F0Wk)

Also do not have to worry about dust. Voids every warranty though.

And you can turn your computer case into an aquarium! Well, without fish anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Kpctk)

282 I've never had my lemon zested but I'm always ready to try new things.
Posted by: Cicero

Zesting involves a grater.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:14 PM (cS3Yq)

283 And you can turn your computer case into an aquarium! Well, without fish anyway.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:14 PM (Kpctk)

What fun is that?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

284 268 Liquid nitrogen.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (LOq4H)

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Don't tease.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (UPjBG)

285 Hi, BTH! I'm doing well, how about yourself?

Have you gotten snowed in yet?

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (QU+qf)

286 264 Zettai, I will say, that TG Miss U?
I would never have known, or could have figured out myself, in a million years, that he/she/it used to be a guy.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (miE9U)

Let's see: no hips, legs like a soybean, Adam's apple, large man hands, ass like a soybean, broad shoulders, face like a soybean, large man feet, shaves face, points instead of curves, and that feminine penis.

And yet still totally a dude.

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (UkK38)

287 282 I've never had my lemon zested but I'm always ready to try new things.
Posted by: Cicero

Zesting involves a grater.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:14 PM (cS3Yq)


I bet it does.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

288 I have found as I get older, although I still look forward to Christmas, I also now look forward to when it's over, the new year is here, and spring/summer are officially "on their way."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018


I do too. It's just this is the first year without Dad. It's so much harder than I thought.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (PF4TZ)

289 What fun is that?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

Well, I guess you 'could' throw some fish in there, but they usually do not do too well when swimming in mineral/vegetable oil.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (Kpctk)

290 Lisa Ann, did I mention I'm legally blind? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

291 Grater love hath no man than this, that he flay the zest and not the pith.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (yScAF)

292 My original question has a very simple base. Why does God kill my friends and strengthen my enemies?

Your friends die because all humans die. Your enemies strengthen because the SOBs of the world - like Hillary - are great at manipulating crowds and events.

To ask God to do otherwise is to ask the natural order of the world be reversed for your sake.

Many times I also wished it could be so, but being a Monkey's Paw kind of person, I take it that "it could be worse."

If we went back in time to kill Hitler, then with no German army to oppose him, Stalin kills many more ...

The Iranian socialist were so happy to be rid of the Shah and Komenini raped them before sending them to the firing squad.

The price we pay for the privilege of free will is that others have it to. And are free to choose evil.

I wish I were smarter as I sound like a Rush lyric.

The scope of the human mind is limited to our own little range of the tapestry of life. We rail at the unfairness of the knots, unable to step back and see how important they are to make the tapestry beautiful.

If this sounds a little too Pollyanna-ish, Justice for wrongs is also part of the tapestry. The many medical innovations of the 20th century are part of the tapestry. No Country for Old Men is part of the tapestry. Vet Ranch youtube channel is part of the tapestry.

4 blind men and an elephant ...

Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (LPnfS)

293
Shooting oneself really tightens up the old repentance window, though.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 10:46 PM (fDU8w)


Oy, the jokes write themselves. "What was the last thing to go through the deceased's mind?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (pNxlR)

294 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

You can zest an orange, too. But not a banana.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (cS3Yq)

295 Well, I guess you 'could' throw some fish in there, but they usually do not do too well when swimming in mineral/vegetable oil.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (Kpctk)

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Helps to beer-batter 'em first.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:17 PM (+F0Wk)

296
Feminine Penii are the WORST!

Well, except mine. really, it's kind of like a vanilla mini-tootsie roll.

Except less attractive.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at December 15, 2018 11:17 PM (w3OLr)

297 hah, Eleanor, no, it's the 50s F all week! except at night, because xeric.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (ykYG2)

298 Well, I guess you 'could' throw some fish in there, but they usually do not do too well when swimming in mineral/vegetable oil.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Hell, in an hour ya got dinner!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (LOq4H)

299 Miss Universe's first transgender contestant rocks the runway

Hey, boss, how come every institution we take over and run our way- you know, the right way!- instantly takes a dump? Should our 100% track record of failure give us any pause?

Posted by: SJW Pawn at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (98WNR)

300 Well, I guess you 'could' throw some fish in there, but they usually do not do too well when swimming in mineral/vegetable oil.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (Kpctk)

Sardines and mustard i guess are a different topic for another day

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (aA3+G)

301
Zettai, I will say, that TG Miss U?

I would never have known, or could have figured out myself, in a million years, that he/she/it used to be a guy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM


Angela Ponce? Qxyze looks a bit creepy, if I'm looking at the right one!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (CLcKT)

302 Helps to beer-batter 'em first.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:17 PM (+F0Wk)

And heat the oil to 375 degrees.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (cS3Yq)

303 Sealing/filling up your computer case with veggie oil?

Now you've done it. Someone here will try sealing up their computer case, and filling it up with Coors.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (miE9U)

304 ((Hugs)) to Calm Mentor and Infidel. Depression sucks.

Praying for you guys.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (RkS3d)

305 294 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

You can zest an orange, too. But not a banana.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (cS3Yq)

Next you're going to tell us you can prick a finger but you can't finger a prick?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (aA3+G)

306 Helps to beer-batter 'em first.
Posted by: No One of Consequence

Damn, second place is no place!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (LOq4H)

307 Catholics were once against cremation but they decided to get with the real world a couple decades ago. I mean, really, the same God that created the universe from *nothing* cannot deal with a cremated body? Glad they came around on their thinking for that one.

God's infinite grace and mercy answer pretty much any theological question that my little mind can come up with.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient


Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. From whence you came, so shall you return.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (g82b/)

308
Zesting involves a grater.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:14 PM (cS3Yq)


You mean, like listening to Sir Golfsalot deliver a speech?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (pNxlR)

309 303 Sealing/filling up your computer case with veggie oil?

Now you've done it. Someone here will try sealing up their computer case, and filling it up with Coors.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:18 PM (miE9U)

Coors?
They deserve to have their warranty voided.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (aA3+G)

310 Next you're going to tell us you can prick a finger but you can't finger a prick?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (aA3+G)

Si se puede!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:20 PM (cS3Yq)

311 Miss Universe's first transgender contestant rocks the runway
____

That's a man baby!

Posted by: Austin Powers at December 15, 2018 11:20 PM (cRkMZ)

312 MH, together?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:20 PM (PUmDY)

313 You can zest an orange, too. But not a banana.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:16 PM (cS3Yq)

A lime, you can zest a lime.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

314 I'm not Catholic.

But if I was Catholic, I'd expect my parish and my priest to follow the Catholic doctrine.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (ZREC2)

315 MisHum, still better than drinking it though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (miE9U)

316 310 Next you're going to tell us you can prick a finger but you can't finger a prick?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:19 PM (aA3+G)

Si se puede!
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:20 PM (cS3Yq)


OK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

317 On the TP hanging.

1. I don't care how the first guy hung the paper it's just a patent drawing and doesn't mean squat.

2. that's perfect if you have cats. They love to run the roll off they can't do it if the roll is off the back.

3. It's easier to tear off the amount you want with the roll off the back.

4. I'm doing it my way and don't care what anyone thinks is the 'right' way.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (H5Y9p)

318 315 MisHum, still better than drinking it though.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (miE9U)

There are a lot of bad things in life that are a joy compared to drinking anything by coors or any beer that says "LITE" on its label

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

319 Sealing/filling up your computer case with veggie oil?

Now you've done it. Someone here will try sealing up their computer case, and filling it up with Coors.
Posted by: qdpsteve


ALWAYS keep your computer away from water.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (g82b/)

320 A lime, you can zest a lime.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

.....

A grapefruit as well.

Similarly, a pumelo

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (ZREC2)

321 Sometimes the interests of one must give way to that of the grater good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:23 PM (UPjBG)

322 4. I'm doing it my way and don't care what anyone thinks is the 'right' way.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (H5Y9p



WE can close down for the night. We have our thread winner right there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:23 PM (aA3+G)

323 "Catholics were once against cremation but they decided to get with the real world a couple decades ago. I mean, really, the same God that created the universe from *nothing* cannot deal with a cremated body? Glad they came around on their thinking for that one "

Posted by: Legally Sufficient

Oh geez. (It ain't Year Zero, folks) The Church never thought God "couldn't deal with" cremains; rather, because the doctrine of the Resurrection of the Dead was vigorously mocked, denied and disputed by the pagan world all around her, she forbad cremations to Christians (as cremations were sometimes requested as a specific, final denial of the body's eventual Resurrection).

After two millenia, when it was clear that cremation was no longer seen as that kind of a deliberate polemic against doctrine, the Church lifted the ban. (This is an example of "discipline" as opposed to Doctrine.)

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 15, 2018 11:23 PM (QU+qf)

324 Cleveland Browns win.

That's a bit different.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:24 PM (ZREC2)

325
And yet still totally a dude.
***

If he wins I will laugh.

We've gone from feminism stridently claiming women can do anything men can do to...awarding men 1st prize in a best woman contest in only about a generation.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2018 11:24 PM (cRkMZ)

326 Grating a durian is not for the faint of smell.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:24 PM (UPjBG)

327 jake is off the cell sharing list.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:24 PM (PF4TZ)

328 jakee308, a song for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUI-NRDflU

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:25 PM (miE9U)

329 I'm doing it my way and don't care what anyone thinks is the 'right' way.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (H5Y9p

Ditto!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:25 PM (cS3Yq)

330 But if I was Catholic, I'd expect my parish and my priest to follow the Catholic doctrine.
___

Joke's on you sucker!

Posted by: Red Pope Francine at December 15, 2018 11:25 PM (cRkMZ)

331
48 Jewells45, I thought I was the only person left who still wrapped presents.
Most people I know use gift bags, but ripping wrapping paper off and leaving that glorious mess in the living room is more fun!
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:56 PM (cS3Yq)


I am the household's Designated Gift Wrapper. Why? "Oh, you do it so well and I can't do it nearly as well as you!"

Translation: "None of us will ever spend the five minutes it takes to figure out how to do it well because we're too busy doing nothing else worthwhile."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:26 PM (pNxlR)

332 I need to buy some more wrapping paper when it goes on sale 75% off the day after Christmas.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:27 PM (cS3Yq)

333 On a positive note - Gary Sinise flew a thousand kids, whose parents died fighting in the WoT, to Disneyland.



Can you imagine if Hollywood was full of men like him? Or hell the country?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (cRkMZ)

334

I don't care which way the paper is on the holder.


I care only that there IS paper.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (S/hVx)

335 Translation: "None of us will ever spend the five minutes it takes to figure out how to do it well because we're too busy doing nothing else worthwhile."

Not true! I try with all my might to wrap properly, and quite frankly my down syndrome niece does a better job and I'm not joking or being a smart ass.







Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (LOq4H)

336 Zettai, I will say, that TG Miss U?
I would never have known, or could have figured out myself, in a million years, that he/she/it used to be a guy.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:10 PM (miE9U)

You have to take a core sample, and count the chromosomes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 11:29 PM (fDU8w)

337 Oh my gosh, I love wrapping presents. I have a whole zipper case for paper and another for ribbons and boxes.

It's cathartic.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:29 PM (PF4TZ)

338 I had never heard about the anti cremation doctrine until now.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:29 PM (PUmDY)

339 Good Night, MisHum

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:29 PM (cS3Yq)

340 After two millenia, when it was clear that cremation was no longer seen as that kind of a deliberate polemic against doctrine, the Church lifted the ban. (This is an example of "discipline" as opposed to Doctrine.)
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 15, 2018 11:23 PM (QU+qf)
* * * *

Thanks for the lesson!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at December 15, 2018 11:30 PM (RkS3d)

341 333 On a positive note - Gary Sinise flew a thousand kids, whose parents died fighting in the WoT, to Disneyland.



Can you imagine if Hollywood was full of men like him? Or hell the country?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (cRkMZ)


Just imagnie half of hollywood was like that let alone all of it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 11:31 PM (aA3+G)

342 There's a correct way to put the roll of toilet paper and there's a correct way to put the roll of toilet paper if you have cats.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 15, 2018 11:31 PM (T9f3V)

343
Posted by: jakee308 at December 15, 2018 11:22 PM (H5Y9p)


Testify!

What do the Doctrinarists say about the megarolls of toilet paper installed sideways in most public restroom stalls these days? Have at it, Face Forewardists versus Face Backwardists!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:31 PM (pNxlR)

344 I shared this on the movie thread, but for anyone who missed it:

GOSNELL is coming out on DVD (no blu-ray available) on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Amazon's pre-order price right now is $9.99.

I already pre-ordered my copy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:32 PM (miE9U)

345 Are there any sweet rinds for zesting? I can only think of citrus rinds.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 11:32 PM (NpvYf)

346 Zettai, I will say, that TG Miss U?
I would never have known, or could have figured out myself, in a million years, that he/she/it used to be a guy.
Posted by: qdpsteve


When they get all their shit changed/cut off/added on, do they get that last identifier removed?

You know, the prostate?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:33 PM (g82b/)

347 What do the Doctrinarists say about the megarolls of toilet paper installed sideways in most public restroom stalls these days? Have at it, Face Forewardists versus Face Backwardists!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:31 PM (pNxlR)

I wish I had easy access to megarolls for home use?

Not having to change the roll as often would trump petty concerns like over/under.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:34 PM (Kpctk)

348 GOSNELL is coming out on DVD (no blu-ray available) on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Amazon's pre-order price right now is $9.99.


***

Someone should ask Occasional Cortex if she thinks he is a hero for being willing to fight for the "right" to abortion.


Dollars to donuts she'll tell us how she'll use her power to get him out of jail and put Trump jr in his place.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM (cRkMZ)

349 You know, the prostate?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:33 PM (g82b/)

Ma'am, your prostate is the size of a grapefruit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM (Kpctk)

350 My original question has a very simple base. Why does God kill my friends and strengthen my enemies?

Your friends die because all humans die. Your enemies strengthen because the SOBs of the world - like Hillary - are great at manipulating crowds and events.
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Psalm 73 is relevant, I think. Worth a peek also
http://tinyurl.com/gs9apbz

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

351
I care only that there IS paper.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (S/hVx)


Although the stuff put in public restrooms and guaranteed to give you Raw Red Asshole sometimes gives one pause.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM (pNxlR)

352 When they get all their shit changed/cut off/added on, do they get that last identifier removed?

You know, the prostate?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:33 PM (g82b/)

What they don't get added in, though, is the uterus and the ovaries. So they are really just a crude copy of a spayed female.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 15, 2018 11:37 PM (fDU8w)

353 Although the stuff put in public restrooms and guaranteed to give you Raw Red Asshole sometimes gives one pause.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM

...

John Wayne toilet paper.

Rough, tough and don't take sh*t off anyone.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:37 PM (ZREC2)

354 I saw Raw Red Asshole open for System of a Down at the Whiskey in '86.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:37 PM (UPjBG)

355
Although the stuff put in public restrooms and guaranteed to give you Raw Red Asshole sometimes gives one pause.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

I remember when it was squares the size of index cards and seemed to made of was paper.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:38 PM (LOq4H)

356 You know, the prostate?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 11:33 PM (g82b/)

Milk of the prostate is a key motiff in Game of Thrones.

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 11:38 PM (UkK38)

357 thanks qdp, just ordered it. I may vomit when I watch it.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:38 PM (PF4TZ)

358 Oh and my bestie gave me the idea for a new name for the orange balls. Amazeballs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 10:13 PM (dUJdY)


TrumpBalls. Orange Man Good.

Posted by: RickZ at December 15, 2018 11:39 PM (Y8PSl)

359 Although the stuff put in public restrooms and guaranteed to give you Raw Red Asshole sometimes gives one pause.


___

Ain't that the truth. I can't count how many times I've come out of a public restroom with Raw Red Asshole. I mean they should really put some sort of lubricant in those places.


Posted by: Barack Obama at December 15, 2018 11:39 PM (cRkMZ)

360 was=wax, but both work.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:39 PM (LOq4H)

361 Oh my gosh, I love wrapping presents. I have a whole zipper case for paper and another for ribbons and boxes.

It's cathartic.
Posted by: Infidel
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I get into it. Play some Christmas carols in the background, a glass of fortified eggnog, lightly zested(!) with nutmeg, wrapping materials.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 11:39 PM (CDGwz)

362 Translation: "None of us will ever spend the five minutes it takes to figure out how to do it well because we're too busy doing nothing else worthwhile."

Not true! I try with all my might to wrap properly, and quite frankly my down syndrome niece does a better job and I'm not joking or being a smart ass.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (LOq4H)

I try to wrap presents that look nice, but I'm horrible at it. On the plus side, my niece sent me a pic of my great nephew on Santa's lap wearing an outfit I bought (and wrapped) for him for his first birthday back in October. She said right when she opened it she knew that was his Santa Clause outfit. That made me pretty happy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

363 Milk of the prostate is a key motiff in Game of Thrones.

___

It does a body good.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 15, 2018 11:40 PM (cRkMZ)

364 I care only that there IS paper.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 15, 2018 11:28 PM (S/hVx)



Although the stuff put in public restrooms and guaranteed to give you Raw Red Asshole sometimes gives one pause.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:35 PM


Should I ever find myself living near the sea again, I'm going to forsake the bogroll altogether, and get myself a sponge on a stick, in bucket of sea water!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:40 PM (CLcKT)

365 Infidel, you are welcome.
I want to help promote the movie on DVD.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:40 PM (miE9U)

366 Should I ever find myself living near the sea again, I'm going to forsake the bogroll altogether, and get myself a sponge on a stick, in bucket of sea water!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:40 PM (CLcKT)

Sea Water might be good for bleeding hemorrhoids.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:41 PM (Kpctk)

367 Did somebody mention Raw Red Assholes?

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 15, 2018 11:41 PM (UPjBG)

368 jewells, that gives me an idea for an orange mad bad necklace.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:42 PM (PF4TZ)

369 Posted by: Evasiveboat42

Nice! Great feeling isn't it.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (LOq4H)

370 Did somebody mention Raw Red Assholes?

Yes.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (Tyii7)

371
Y'all are probably going to shoot me for keeping singing her praises, but damn Miley can cook. I hit the jackpot.

She made some garlic pork loin, with some rice/wild rice combo thingy and some oven roasted beans, onions, and tomatoes.

It was so good I licked the plate after I finished.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (f1Vqw)

372 It was so good I licked the plate after I finished.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (f1Vqw)

Make sure to hold your pinky finger out when you belch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:44 PM (Kpctk)

373 349 Ma'am, your prostate is the size of a grapefruit.

Wheres that confounded zester?

Posted by: Robert Plant at December 15, 2018 11:45 PM (kR3UB)

374 Okay, the annual Dana Point Christmas Boat Parade draws to its 2018 conclusion and the sea lions are already back in force.

Damn you, federal Marine Mammals Protection Act.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:45 PM (UPjBG)

375 sundays
youtu.be/Fv-Xn8ozH1s

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 11:46 PM (ykYG2)

376 Y'all are probably going to shoot me for keeping singing her praises, but damn Miley can cook. I hit the jackpot.

She made some garlic pork loin, with some rice/wild rice combo thingy and some oven roasted beans, onions, and tomatoes.

It was so good I licked the plate after I finished.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (f1Vqw)

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So what was the zest for?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:46 PM (+F0Wk)

377
It was so good I licked the plate after I finished.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus

Good for you, yay, congrats! (sprays Easy Cheese on saltine, wipes tear from eye.)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:46 PM (LOq4H)

378 Worth a peek also
http://tinyurl.com/gs9apbz


Thanks, Mike Hammer ...

I like the explanation in Jacob's Ladder, I just wouldn't recommend watching it to a person currently suffering from depression.

Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 15, 2018 11:47 PM (LPnfS)

379 why is the default setting for American wives "fight"?

of do i just suck at picking partners?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 15, 2018 11:47 PM (zJ7J0)

380
Has anyone else here who has experienced the "Elf on thr Shelf" phenomenon also wondered whether it is an indoctrination ploy for the surveillance state in addition to being a crass commercial scam in its own right?

Here's this thing that observes your behavior all day and has magical powers. You can't touch it or you destroy its magical powers. Each night it flies off and reports on your behavior to Mr. Big. When it returns before the next morning it picks a new location from which to observe your behavior.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:48 PM (pNxlR)

381 redc1c4, you ended up on the wrong end of the rolling pin again eh?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:49 PM (miE9U)

382 Is zest like the salad dressing?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

383 Translation: "None of us will ever spend the five minutes it takes to figure out how to do it well because we're too busy doing nothing else worthwhile."

Not true! I try with all my might to wrap properly, and quite frankly my down syndrome niece does a better job and I'm not joking or being a smart ass.

-----------------------------

As opposed to when Barky talked about his prowess at bowling and said it was like watching the special Olympics. And what did we hear from lefties about that? (crickets...crickets...)




Posted by: Boots at December 15, 2018 11:49 PM (e9omi)

384 Cosmic, no.

Zest is tiny particles of a fruit's rind.
Some people believe it contains flavor of its own.
Me, I'm a bit skeptical.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (miE9U)

385 I thought zest was soap.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (Tyii7)

386 Nice! Great feeling isn't it.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (LOq4H)

YES! It really is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

387 If I were lucky enough to get some of Miley "garlic pork loin", I'd "lick the plate clean", too!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 15, 2018 11:51 PM (CLcKT)

388 Just returned from Yosemite Valley. GREAT day with the new Lady Dulcinea.

Nice weather, although a bit cold, did some hiking, sat in the Awanni hotel (I'll never call it the Majectic) for a couple of Irish Coffees.


Was kind of sad though. A fire swept through part of the Valley floor last Summer, so lots of damage that will take DECADES to recover from...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 15, 2018 11:51 PM (NgKpN)

389 Hmmm, biscuits and gravy sound good for after work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:51 PM (Kpctk)

390 As opposed to when Barky talked about his prowess at bowling and said it was like watching the special Olympics. And what did we hear from lefties about that? (crickets...crickets...)




Posted by: Boots

For those who deny the "double" standard, Bozo vs. Trump should remove all doubt.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:52 PM (LOq4H)

391 zest sounds like zeitgeist

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (PUmDY)

392 Don Q, I'd love to go back to Yosemite Valley again.

From what I've heard it's changed so much. The last time I was there was in, I'm not joking, 1983.

Our family always stayed at the "Lower River" National Park-run campground, which I've read and heard was flooded out quite some time ago, so no more camping there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (miE9U)

393 Was kind of sad though. A fire swept through part of the Valley floor last Summer, so lots of damage that will take DECADES to recover from...
Posted by: Don Q

Nature has a lot of time...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)

394 Nice! Great feeling isn't it.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:43 PM (LOq4H)

Awesome, you're a lucky man.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (Rz2Nc)

395 Zest is tiny particles of a fruit's rind.
Some people believe it contains flavor of its own.
Me, I'm a bit skeptical.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (miE9U)

I've had Key Lime pie that had lime zest in it. Totally ruined the texture of the pie.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (+F0Wk)

396 why is the default setting for American wives "fight"?

of do i just suck at picking partners?




Posted by: redc1c4 at December 15, 2018 11:47



Why I quit pickin.

Posted by: Infidel at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (PF4TZ)

397 385 I thought zest was soap.
Posted by: Hope's Rolo at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (Tyii7)

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It has pumice!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:54 PM (UPjBG)

398
Posted by: Don Q. at December 15, 2018 11:51 PM (NgKpN)


I'm sorry to learn of the fire damage. Yosemite Valley is a beautiful national wonder.

Our research group at Betkeley used to rent a place to stay there one weekend each winter and go skiing, either downhill or cross country, in the snowfields up top.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (pNxlR)

399 It has pumice!
Posted by: Cicero

Lava, do they still make it?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (LOq4H)

400 385 I thought zest was soap.
Posted by: Hope's Rolo at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (Tyii7)

Like on a stick?

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (UkK38)

401 It has pumice!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:54 PM (UPjBG)

That's Lava, also lava.

Both will get hands clean.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Kpctk)

402 Ivory is a soap... and something else
Lava is a soap... and something else
Zest is a soap... and something else

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:56 PM (miE9U)

403
The zest was for some lemon cookies. She's going to make another batch or two of those tonight. I had one of her lemon cookies last night. Delicious.

Again, this woman can cook. Bake too.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:56 PM (f1Vqw)

404 The zest was for some lemon cookies. She's going to make another batch or two of those tonight. I had one of her lemon cookies last night. Delicious.

Again, this woman can cook. Bake too.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:56 PM (f1Vqw)

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Sammiches.

How is she at the sammiches?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (UPjBG)

405 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:53 PM (miE9U)

I'm about 2 hours away, so I'm up there quite a bit.

Usually take the bicycle and pedal around the Valley, which is now the BEST way to see stuff IMO.

Today was just a Hike day with a new Lady...

And yes, the Park has changed a lot over the years, but still a very pretty place.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (NgKpN)

406 I hear you're not fully clean until you're Zest-fully clean.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (eGfAC)

407 Did I get a personalized happy holiday ONT?

or what's with all the existential navel gazing?

Posted by: What good is good without evil at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (rzlnk)

408 Awesome, you're a lucky man.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

Thanks, but I don't believe in luck, good or bad, if I did Ida thrown in the towel a looooonnnnggg time ago! lol

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (LOq4H)

409 That's Lava, also lava.

Both will get hands clean.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (Kpctk)

------------------------------

lava gets 'em clean right down to the bone

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (+F0Wk)

410 The zest actually has more citrus flavor than the juice of the fruit. Loads of citrus oils in the zest.

As a bartender, I actually prefer using a twist in a drink or expressing/flaming citrus oil over a cocktail to using a wedge of fruit. It adds the flavor without the acid.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (ZREC2)

411 Don Q, cool.
Sounds like you're in the Merced area. Nice spot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (miE9U)

412 Lava still sells on amazon.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (Kpctk)

413 Ruined texture, made it crunchy?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (PUmDY)

414 Hmmm, biscuits and gravy sound good for after work.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:51 PM (Kpctk)

Biscuits and gravy always sounds good.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc)

415 >> If I were lucky enough to get some of Miley "garlic pork loin", I'd "lick the plate clean", too!

Heh. I told her what you posted and she LOL'd from the kitchen.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (f1Vqw)

416 You all don't wanna know what happened that one time AOC tried to wash her hands with lava...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (miE9U)

417 Now I know some women like getting diamonds or pearls for gifts but I watch the holiday commercials and think hoo boy, maybe if the friendship was quite new, but otherwise you really should know the key to a horse gals heart is new tires for the pickup truck or something on that order

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (cyjh+)

418 Our research group at Betkeley used to rent a place to stay there one weekend each winter and go skiing, either downhill or cross country, in the snowfields up top.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 11:55 PM (pNxlR)

Badger Pass? still really good cross country. And the downhill is still there but the Forest service won't let them update things... so still using REALLY old Chair lifts.

Neat though... Veterans and Active duty ski for free there.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 15, 2018 11:59 PM (NgKpN)

419 As a bartender, I actually prefer using a twist in a drink or expressing/flaming citrus oil over a cocktail to using a wedge of fruit. It adds the flavor without the acid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (ZREC2)

--------

Ditto

*puffs pipe thoughtfully*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:59 PM (UPjBG)

420 Lava was developed by the Waltke company in 1893.

Now produced by the WD-40 company.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 11:59 PM (Kpctk)

421 What happened when L'il Loopy washed her hands with Lava?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (CLcKT)

422 Anyone here like to ski Mammoth?

I've never skiied and would be to scaredy-cat to try, but I wouldn't mind going back there some time, preferably in the spring when there's snow and cold but not so much freezing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (miE9U)

423 411 Don Q, cool.
Sounds like you're in the Merced area. Nice spot.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (miE9U)

Yeah.... its interesting living here... not a damn thing here... but its 2 hours from the Coast, 2 Hours from the City (San Fran), 2 hours from Yosemite... 2 hours from reasonable skiing... 3 1/2 hours from Great Skiing (Tahoe).

So it takes a bit of planning to do things...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (NgKpN)

424 Duke Cannon is a man's soap

Posted by: DBCooper at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (bttOm)

425 421 What happened when L'il Loopy washed her hands with Lava?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (CLcKT)

She does not have to worry about those clarinet lessons anymore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:02 AM (Kpctk)

426 Ruined texture, made it crunchy?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (PUmDY)

--------------------------------

Added some grit to what should have been a smooth filling.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 12:02 AM (+F0Wk)

427 Cicero, is it a big boat parade? Harbor isn't that big, would think it was sort of a small affair. San Diego has 2, one on the harbor and one on Mission Bay. Would be great on a night like tonight (one of them probably *is* tonight, dunno). But the one on the harbor draws so many people to the best spots that it's become not worth the trouble. Like so many other events here.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

428 422 Anyone here like to ski Mammoth?

I've never skiied and would be to scaredy-cat to try, but I wouldn't mind going back there some time, preferably in the spring when there's snow and cold but not so much freezing.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (miE9U)

---------

I used to ski Mammoth three or four times a year, but that was before 1988. It's a huge mountain with an incredible variety of runs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (UPjBG)

429 Don Q, you're in the central/inner section of California, which IMHO is about the only area left there that's still somewhat fit to live in. There still aren't many people there from what I've heard and read.

I've heard UC Merced is a tiny and underpopulated campus, too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (miE9U)

430 424 Duke Cannon is a man's soap
Posted by: DBCooper

Goop, it cleans because it abrades the first layer of skin off.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (LOq4H)

431
416 You all don't wanna know what happened that one time AOC tried to wash her hands with lava...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (miE9U)


Frosty the Snowman's take on the subject -

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybjgetgo

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (pNxlR)

432 Biscuits and gravy always sounds good.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc

---------------

Two full biscuits with a pile of sausage gravy is a ribsticker that will last until dinner.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (ffYR/)

433 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:01 AM (miE9U)

Mammoth is a GREAT Mountain. Definitely a destination resort, but REALLY good skiing.

And the town is a hoot. Good places to stay, good bars and places to eat. Lots to do... and not anywhere near as expensive as Vail or other top notch resorts.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 16, 2018 12:04 AM (NgKpN)

434 Don Q, that's what I've heard, really nice area. Upscale too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:05 AM (miE9U)

435 Qdpsteve, if you have never skied, better to learn in the winter. The spring snow in the morning can be abrasive as lava soap when you fall. Plus, in the afternoon when it is slushy it harder to turn.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 16, 2018 12:05 AM (eGfAC)

436 Goop is intense.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 16, 2018 12:06 AM (PUmDY)

437 Well, I guess I've said enough. 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 16, 2018 12:06 AM (+gvbf)

438 The outer skin of citrus fruits contains the essential oils, or esters that we associate with the smell of fruits, the bitter taste of the peel mainly comes from the white pith layer.
The zestor is designed to strip the top layer off, often to use for a garnish as well as flavoring, and leave the pith.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 16, 2018 12:06 AM (yScAF)

439
Now she's in there going wild with the mixer again. That woman needs a 3 phase mixer I think.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 16, 2018 12:07 AM (f1Vqw)

440 Thanks, but I don't believe in luck, good or bad, if I did Ida thrown in the towel a looooonnnnggg time ago! lol
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (LOq4H)

That's too bad, but I kinda screwed that up that was supposed to be for Publius, which I think we can both agree he is a lucky man.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

441 Western Slope, hmmm, thanks. :-)
When I was a kid, I enjoyed 'inner-tubing' down the slope. Wouldn't mind trying that again, if I'm not too heavy...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:07 AM (miE9U)

442 I've heard UC Merced is a tiny and underpopulated campus, too.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (miE9U)

UC Merced is still pretty small...

And its the weirdest college I've ever seen. Not a single College Bar ANYWHERE in town.

And even though there are a couple of bars here that have live Music, you never see the College age kids there.

Not sure what the heck they are doing for fun.

But there are also a LOT of Foreign students on campus....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 16, 2018 12:08 AM (NgKpN)

443 Night Trimegistus.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:08 AM (Kpctk)

444 Posted by: rhomboid at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

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I'd estimate there were 35 to 40 boats in the parade itself this year, but a lot of other boats are decorated too. There's a lot of activity in the marina. There must be 50 people on a 45-ft boat right across from me, partying and watching the parade. It's a great time. I try to make it every year if I can.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2018 12:08 AM (UPjBG)

445
Badger Pass? still really good cross country. And the downhill is still there but the Forest service won't let them update things... so still using REALLY old Chair lifts.

Neat though... Veterans and Active duty ski for free there.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 15, 2018 11:59 PM (NgKpN)


Yes, there are areas near there for those of us who engaged in cross-country skiing.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 16, 2018 12:09 AM (pNxlR)

446 439
Now she's in there going wild with the mixer again. That woman needs a 3 phase mixer I think.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus

When they dedicate a turbine to your house, she's gone too far.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 16, 2018 12:09 AM (LOq4H)

447 Why would anyone need a entire bleeding roll of TP in the lavatory, anyway?

Posted by: Sheryl Crowe at December 16, 2018 12:09 AM (CLcKT)

448 Soooooo
What do pizza delivery drivers and gynecologists have in common?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 16, 2018 12:10 AM (oLa9K)

449 Western Slope Mope at December 16, 2018 12:05 AM (eGfAC)

You actually live on the Western Slope? There may be a mini mome here next sat.

Posted by: Infidel at December 16, 2018 12:11 AM (PF4TZ)

450 Soooooo
What do pizza delivery drivers and gynecologists have in common?
Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 16, 2018 12:10 AM (oLa9K)

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Well, according to the porn industry.... (or so I hear)....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 12:11 AM (+F0Wk)

451 Anchovies?

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (yScAF)

452 That's too bad, but I kinda screwed that up that was supposed to be for Publius, which I think we can both agree he is a lucky man.

Yes he is! But I wasn't feeling sorry for myself, I have a great life!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (LOq4H)

453 Don Q, interesting.
I would have loved to be able to go to a campus like that back when I was college age.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (miE9U)

454 That woman needs a 3 phase mixer I think.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 16, 2018 12:07 AM


3-phase?! Kinky...

Posted by: Sheryl Crowe at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (CLcKT)

455 Yes I do. Where's the meet?

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (eGfAC)

456 Yes, there are areas near there for those of us who engaged in cross-country skiing.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 16, 2018 12:09 AM (pNxlR)

Theres also a thing they call the Chinq a pin run.

Its a kind of cross country, but you can do it on downhill skis. It starts at Badger and ends up a few miles later at a Gas Station called Chinq a pin.

Definitely an end of day run where you have someone meet you at the gas station... LOL.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

457 Two full biscuits with a pile of sausage gravy is a ribsticker that will last until dinner.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 16, 2018 12:03 AM (ffYR/)

Oh yeah. Were you able to watch your daughters graduation?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

458
Perhaps I should refrain from composing posts for here on the iPhone - too many misspelled and / or dropped words - because the small screen size hinders proofreading the final product prior to posting.

Anyway, I'm out. Try not to trash the place too badly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 16, 2018 12:15 AM (pNxlR)

459 Night Krebs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:16 AM (Kpctk)

460 wsm, get with me at r f j j u l i e at the a c s o l

Posted by: Infidel at December 16, 2018 12:16 AM (PF4TZ)

461 Infidel, if you you need to contact me off list, I can be reached at boogedyboogedy (at) Mac.com

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 16, 2018 12:18 AM (eGfAC)

462 448 Soooooo
What do pizza delivery drivers and gynecologists have in common?


They can both smell it, but they can't eat it.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 16, 2018 12:19 AM (oLa9K)

463 Yes he is! But I wasn't feeling sorry for myself, I have a great life!
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 16, 2018 12:12 AM (LOq4H)

Good to hear, I have a great life, too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)

464 Oh yeah. Were you able to watch your daughters graduation?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

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I did. It was awesome!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 16, 2018 12:20 AM (ffYR/)

465 solar fake
youtu.be/j7BApg_-cIw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 16, 2018 12:22 AM (ykYG2)

466 462 gross.

Posted by: Infidel at December 16, 2018 12:23 AM (PF4TZ)

467 They can both smell it, but they can't eat it.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 16, 2018 12:19 AM (oLa9K)

Hah!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 12:24 AM (fDU8w)

468 406 I hear you're not fully clean until you're Zest-fully clean.
Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (eGfAC)

You have clearly never been with 2 or more chicks at once.

Posted by: Lisa Ann, Kourtney Kane, and Jessica Jaymes at December 16, 2018 12:26 AM (UkK38)

469 I did. It was awesome!
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 16, 2018 12:20 AM (ffYR/)

Great!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

470 Snort,,. Nope, I haven't. The Zestfully clean line was from a really old ad campaign for the soap.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 16, 2018 12:32 AM (eGfAC)

471

Today was very productive in that I collected 3 grouse inside of 2 hours. Only had 3 hours to hunt, wish I could do that well every time.

It still amazes me after the double eye rebuild how clearly I see, and how much easier it is to hit what I shoot at. Especially since I was convinced that my vision was pretty darn good prior.

If any of you are contemplating eye surgery DON'T put it off. Your life will improve exponentially afterward.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 12:32 AM (S/hVx)

472 Orourkes rant on Trump being a meany who calls people names and hurts civil discourse and therefore must be removed is so ironically unaware it's funny.

Posted by: LAsue at December 16, 2018 12:33 AM (XROPS)

473 Today was very productive in that I collected 3 grouse inside of 2 hours. Only had 3 hours to hunt, wish I could do that well every time.

It still amazes me after the double eye rebuild how clearly I see, and how much easier it is to hit what I shoot at. Especially since I was convinced that my vision was pretty darn good prior.

If any of you are contemplating eye surgery DON'T put it off. Your life will improve exponentially afterward.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 12:32 AM (S/hVx)


Sweet, you hunt with a retriever?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:35 AM (Rz2Nc)

474 @ 473
Yes I do. I'm currently owned by a strict but loving Black Lab named Lady Elizabeth Rose, or lore often Dizzy Lizzie.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 12:40 AM (S/hVx)

475 Been waiting for an Amazon delivery. It was supposed to have arrived almost 3 hours ago. If it doesn't arrive in the next 15 minutes, Amazon will have failed in their same day delivery.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 16, 2018 12:43 AM (+F0Wk)

476 No One of Consequence, I've noticed Amazon has gotten a bit... lax in their delivery promises.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:47 AM (miE9U)

477 I'm over here at Miley's, logged on to the new system via
remote desktop, and posting from Chrome running on that system.



This is fun.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 10:27 PM (f1Vqw)

If you think that's fun, wait until you're running on my system.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 12:49 AM (NMAzL)

478 Yes I do. I'm currently owned by a strict but loving Black Lab named Lady Elizabeth Rose, or lore often Dizzy Lizzie.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 12:40 AM (S/hVx)

That's wonderful! I love when dogs get to do the job they are meant for. They are so happy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:50 AM (Rz2Nc)

479 Hey Miley. Publius was telling us about your zest for life...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:51 AM (miE9U)

480 If any of you are contemplating eye surgery DON'T put it off. Your life will improve exponentially afterward.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 12:32 AM (S/hVx)

Congrats on your successful grouse outing. I second your remarks about the eye surgery. Had the refractive lens replacement done for cataracts this summer. My vision is much better, and I need to use reading glasses only for very close work and/or fine print.

BTW, worked on the Ford rear brakes yesterday. Rear caliper slides were good, on the left side at least, but the parking brakes shoes, adjuster, and hold-downs were all trashed. Got parts on order.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 12:52 AM (fDU8w)

481 That's wonderful! I love when dogs get to do the job they are meant for. They are so happy.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:50 AM (Rz2Nc)

It is hard to find sheep for my dog to herd. He usually works in friend's toddlers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:52 AM (Kpctk)

482 476 No One of Consequence, I've noticed Amazon has gotten a bit... lax in their delivery promises.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:47 AM (miE9U)


I've told them their hand off to usps adds an extra day where i lib ends. They don't care. Maybe they will care when people start dropping prime.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:53 AM (Rz2Nc)

483 Zest is tiny particles of a fruit's rind.
Some people believe it contains flavor of its own.
Me, I'm a bit skeptical.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 11:50 PM (miE9U)


Don't be skeptical. Zest (orange, lemon or lime) is tons of flavor with no fat; great for dieters/people with health issues. But don't use a box grater, get a Microplane Zester. One of the best kitchen 'gadgets' I've ever had.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 12:55 AM (Y8PSl)

484 but I need to go in there and blow out the dust, I think.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 15, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

That's what she said.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 12:55 AM (NMAzL)

485 It is hard to find sheep for my dog to herd. He usually works in friend's toddlers.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:52 AM (Kpctk)

What state do you live in, it might be easier than you think. We have goats for my sheepdogs to work, sometime I raise ducks for them. I have taken herding lessons with them on sheep.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:56 AM (Rz2Nc)

486 So, the LA teachers are marching in preparation for a strike. Looking for 'better conditions'.

I am sure they will find the money somewhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:56 AM (Kpctk)

487 Evasive, yeah, Bezos is a bottom-line guy. Nothing less and he won't notice.

RickZ, hmmm, thanks for the tip...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:56 AM (miE9U)

488 What state do you live in, it might be easier than you think. We have goats for my sheepdogs to work, sometime I raise ducks for them. I have taken herding lessons with them on sheep.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:56 AM (Rz2Nc)

Sounds kind of cool. It is Kentucky, so I am sure there are livestock to be found.

Herding horses?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:58 AM (Kpctk)

489 So what was the zest for?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 11:46 PM (+F0Wk)

For Tangy Lemon Cookies.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 12:58 AM (NMAzL)

490

I don't know who the idiot was that claims responsibility for disc brakes on the rear of a pickup truck.

THAT was a huge mistake.. Anything that is open to the weather and road conditions like that is going to be prone to malfunction and guaranteed to be a bitch to work on.

I've had extensive exposure to the Big Three domestics plus a fair share of the imports and will state that nobody has yet done a workable system for long term use.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 01:01 AM (S/hVx)

491 What state do you live in, it might be easier than you think. We have goats for my sheepdogs to work, sometime I raise ducks for them. I have taken herding lessons with them on sheep.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:56 AM (Rz2Nc)

I went to a friend's farm today to work on an old truck. Let the dog out. She went to the cattle pen, and headed them up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 01:01 AM (fDU8w)

492 For Tangy Lemon Cookies.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 12:58 AM (NMAzL)


Friend of mine's husband makes lemon cookies. I gave them a Microplane zester last year for Christmas. He loves that zester when he makes those cookies. I'm still waiting for some to be mailed to me. But apparently the cookies never last long in their house so I might be waiting a loooong time.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:04 AM (Y8PSl)

493 How is she at the sammiches?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM (UPjBG)

I need coaching on sammiches. The spirit is willing, though.
By the way, you've got to make this pork loin. Butter, Italian seasoning, and chopped garlic (a fair amount of it). This was absolutely delicious.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y73rm2bp

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:04 AM (NMAzL)

494 Did the thread die before I had a chance to stop by again?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 16, 2018 01:05 AM (Aaxh4)

495 THAT was a huge mistake.. Anything that is open to the weather and road conditions like that is going to be prone to malfunction and guaranteed to be a bitch to work on.

I've had extensive exposure to the Big Three domestics plus a fair share of the imports and will state that nobody has yet done a workable system for long term use.
Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 01:01 AM (S/hVx)

And yet it was the drum-type parking brake, enclosed in the center "hat" of the brake rotor that was trashed. Rotor surfaces and brake pads were good. I used an abrasive wheel to clean some black oxide off the rear rotor, and when I was done, it was smooth and true, and nearly unworn.

I think when dirt and road salt find their way into the drums, they cannot get out again. On the rotor faces, they get thrown off, or wiped off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 01:06 AM (fDU8w)

496 Tis only a flesh wound Surfperch

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 16, 2018 01:06 AM (jUcoH)

497 Wakey, wakey!

Here is the link to the Rocket Lab webcast. They are currently targeting 1:33 am EST.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Kr3664hJs

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 01:06 AM (sdi6R)

498 Did the thread die before I had a chance to stop by again?

Everybody busy with Christmas baking ...

I'm about to start an apricot bread, myself.

Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 16, 2018 01:07 AM (LPnfS)

499 Sounds kind of cool. It is Kentucky, so I am sure there are livestock to be found.

Herding horses?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 16, 2018 12:58 AM (Kpctk)

The person I took lessons from moved to Tennessee. Horses would be usual, but I have seen dogs put horses away that got loose.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

500 Hey Miley. Publius was telling us about your zest for life...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 12:51 AM (miE9U)

Hey Steve! I was barefoot in the kitchen. No stockings, no heels.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:07 AM (NMAzL)

501 Here is the link to the Rocket Lab webcast. They are currently targeting 1:33 am EST.

I'll check and see if there are any meteors.

It has been over cast about 3 evening in a row.

Posted by: Adriane the But I Like Maps Better than GPS Critic ... at December 16, 2018 01:08 AM (LPnfS)

502 Miley, whatever works for you and Publius :-)

In the meantime, gotta call it a night everyone. Thanks for the fun chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 16, 2018 01:09 AM (miE9U)

503 I went to a friend's farm today to work on an old truck. Let the dog out. She went to the cattle pen, and headed them up.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 01:01 AM (fDU8w)

Pretty cool when they just do what the are meant to do.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:11 AM (Rz2Nc)

504 Friend of mine's husband makes lemon cookies. I
gave them a Microplane zester last year for Christmas. He loves that
zester when he makes those cookies. I'm still waiting for some to be
mailed to me. But apparently the cookies never last long in their house
so I might be waiting a loooong time.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:04 AM (Y8PSl)

That's what I've got, a microplane. Awesome tool. Publius is on the verge of a Great Enlightening when it comes to kitchen techniques and tools.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:12 AM (NMAzL)

505 Webcast is starting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Kr3664hJs

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2018 01:13 AM (sdi6R)

506 490 They had to go to rear discs because they couldn't find anyone under the age of 40 who knows how to do drum brakes

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 16, 2018 01:16 AM (9TR2V)

507 Time for us old folk. I didn't realize how much I enjoy not fighting recalcitrant brake systems into submission until reading about AOP working on that Ford.

Anyhow, remember we are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD.



Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 16, 2018 01:17 AM (S/hVx)

508 I think when dirt and road salt find their way into the drums, they cannot get out again. On the rotor faces, they get thrown off, or wiped off.
Same is true with water which is why all the planes have had disc brakes since the 30's

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 16, 2018 01:17 AM (9TR2V)

509 'Night, qdp!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:20 AM (NMAzL)

510 'Night, irongrampa!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:21 AM (NMAzL)

511 That's what I've got, a microplane. Awesome tool. Publius is on the verge of a Great Enlightening when it comes to kitchen techniques and tools.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:12 AM (NMAzL)


Do you have a ginger mincer? If not get one, works for garlic too, much better than a garlic mincer.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:23 AM (Rz2Nc)

512 That's what I've got, a microplane. Awesome tool. Publius is on the verge of a Great Enlightening when it comes to kitchen techniques and tools.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:12 AM (NMAzL)

One you get a zester, you realize how you've wasted the zest one's whole life. Now when I buy a lemon, e.g., I zest first to use in a sauce/dish, then I have the lemon for slices to go with tea or fish or steak. I was skeptical at first about the cleanup as I hate cleaning zest from box graters because it's such a pain. But, boy, is that zester a snap to clean. They really don't take up much space in a kitchen, ether, especially a small kitchen like mine where counter/drawer space is at a premium. I only have a few dedicated/one use gadgets, the zester being one, a garlic press and an olive pitter being the others (that I can think of off the top of my head).

Definitely worth the $15-20 for a Microplane zester. They pretty much last forever, too, as long as one keeps the plastic sleeve to store the thing in.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:25 AM (Y8PSl)

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:25 AM (Y8PSl)

514 Whew! Dancing on a barrel rim there.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:26 AM (Y8PSl)

515 I don't have a ginger mincer. I often grate it, or just mince by hand. That sounds cool though, if I can use it for garlic as well.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:27 AM (NMAzL)

516 Close call, RickZ!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:28 AM (NMAzL)

517 The Story of Ricky-Oh contains a crucifixion scene. Weird.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 16, 2018 01:29 AM (/qEW2)

518 Do you have a ginger mincer? If not get one, works for garlic too, much better than a garlic mincer.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:23 AM (Rz2Nc)


To be honest, a ginger mincer is something I've never heard of. If I need ginger minced, I let my knife do the talking. But I will use the zester to grate ginger when I need it, like for my carrot-ginger soup. Takes a bit of time, though, to grate the ginger.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2018 01:30 AM (Y8PSl)

519 ...Sweet, you hunt with a retriever?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 12:35 AM (Rz2Nc)




I tried that once, but I couldn't throw the dog high enough to catch any birds.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2018 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

520 I don't have a ginger mincer. I often grate it, or just mince by hand. That sounds cool though, if I can use it for garlic as well.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 01:27 AM (NMAzL)

And @518 too.

I just got the ginger micerna week or so ago. Much quicker and easier to mince and cleanup. The garlic mincer s out of here too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

521 Just found out that the Dems (barely) won a Supermajority in my local City Council in the past election. I'd complain, but the GOP "opposition" tends to bend to their Democrat masters' every whim regardless of how many votes either party has.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 16, 2018 01:38 AM (Aaxh4)

522 I tried that once, but I couldn't throw the dog high enough to catch any birds.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2018 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

Try a German Short Haired Retriever, they jump,that high on their own.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:38 AM (Rz2Nc)

523 Ginger/garlic mincer??

Take clove of garlic or slice of ginger root and place between a cutting board and the side of a large knife... Apply pinky side of fist forcefully to the side of the knife, and BAM! -- minced ginger or garlic!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 16, 2018 01:40 AM (CLcKT)

524 ...Try a German Short Haired Retriever, they jump,that high on their own.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 16, 2018 01:38 AM (Rz2Nc)




That's a thought, but don't they specialize on hunting only Goose Stepping Luftenfowlwaffenstoppen?*


*insert absurd compound multisyllabic german frankenwerd of your choosing





Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2018 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

525 The London of 1984 is being fleshed-out before our very eyes:

https://tinyurl.com/y8yfsqsn

Posted by: Surfperch at December 16, 2018 01:48 AM (Aaxh4)

526 The London of 1984 is being fleshed-out before our very eyes:



https://tinyurl.com/y8yfsqsn

Posted by: Surfperch at December 16, 2018 01:48 AM


Imma go out on a limb here and suppose that the software for the system there automatically excludes swarthy, bearded, types...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 16, 2018 01:53 AM (CLcKT)

527 @523 that's smashed, not minced.

@524 I don't know if they only speak German, but I've never seen one stop moving.

There is an atractive naked woman in my bed, that is about to tell me to go to sleep and wait for morning. So the m header no to bed so morning gets here quicker.

Posted by: Evasivebo at December 16, 2018 01:54 AM (Rz2Nc)

528 Evasive.

0100 hours Central.

It's already morning.

What you DO with that factual tidbit, is up to you.

Good luck, fellow Moron!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 16, 2018 01:58 AM (QzJWU)

529 Getting late here, too. I am going to go to bed. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2018 02:14 AM (fDU8w)

530 Woke up starving, getting whatever I can find

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 02:29 AM (/rm4P)

531 342 There's a correct way to put the roll of toilet paper and there's a correct way to put the roll of toilet paper if you have cats.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 15, 2018 11:31 PM (T9f3V)

---

This^

Also, turntable sounds pretty good, and looks amazing.

Posted by: SMH at December 16, 2018 02:34 AM (RU4sa)

532 Luckily, a private key was ... so risk of ... can be ....

Posted by: Vraiment at December 16, 2018 02:39 AM (rzlnk)

533 Raining here,
Read the facial recognition artical, didn't get if it was preemptive or postoperative

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 02:44 AM (/rm4P)

534 Leftists hate preemptive, well until they are the ones using it.
Come to think of it that is with everything they do.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 02:46 AM (/rm4P)

535 Well at this rate not going to get another 500 comments of sleep, maybe 150 if lucky.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 02:49 AM (/rm4P)

536 I'm done with baking cookies for the night. Gonna roll out the ginger snaps tomorrow, and make at least 3 more batches before I ship on Tuesday.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 03:05 AM (NMAzL)

537 I think that God is benevolent, up to a point.
After that point, God is full of wrath.
Which is why we should be God fearing.
Nature, on the other hand, is completely indifferent.
Nature doesn't care if we live or die.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 16, 2018 03:19 AM (w7KSn)

538 Just watching a BBC documentary on solar wind and how that affects tornadoes and apparently there is a satellite named Ace giving warning of large events from the Sun. Appros of nothing but thought if mildly amusing.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at December 16, 2018 03:21 AM (UpdBW)

539 <pokes thread>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 16, 2018 04:04 AM (NMAzL)

540 ouch.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 16, 2018 04:19 AM (8iiMU)

541 Bring me my spear, o clouds unfold
Bring me my Chariots of Fire

Posted by: it's not easy being a movie cricket at December 16, 2018 04:21 AM (Qvo9h)

542 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 04:23 AM (cqNba)

543 Doris Day was a looker in 1960.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 16, 2018 04:26 AM (8iiMU)

544 So, just another 10 comments of sleep

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:10 AM (/rm4P)

545 https://new-ace-cleaners.business.site

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:14 AM (/rm4P)

546 www.acedisposal.net/pennsylvania-portable-toilet-rentals

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:15 AM (/rm4P)

547 "So, just another 10 comments of sleep"


Almost like having the Mid, or Rev watch.

Each minute has abut 188 seconds in it.

Each hour has about 95 minutes in it.

Time moves so slowly that you can almost see light travel through the air.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 05:40 AM (cqNba)

548 >>>another 500 comments of sleep

?

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 05:41 AM (GkIz4)

549 Good morning.
Great day yesterday. 50 degrees and sunny. Great for doing a little traveling to meet with my sister and her family fo an early Christmas.
I like this global warming stuff

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 05:42 AM (8ikIW)

550 Good morning...whoever is up. Gonna be bright and sunny and almost 60 here today. Looks like golf is on the schedule. Glowbull enwarmening for the win!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 05:49 AM (07mXI)

551 Oh goody.

We are getting MORE rain, and possibly a little bit of wintery mix this afternoon.

I am so blessed.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 05:50 AM (cqNba)

552 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 05:53 AM (nlUp2)

553 Buenos dias, ahora ponte a trabajar, soldados!

Posted by: Eromero at December 16, 2018 05:53 AM (zLDYs)

554 Mornin' 20s here and foggy. Was in sunny and in the 40s yesterday and mild again today. Beautiful! But a little on the warm side for the ice festival here

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 05:54 AM (Z/jzm)

555 Might as well get in last

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:55 AM (/rm4P)

556 Wait, Skip! What's for breakfast? Can we do waffles?

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 05:57 AM (Z/jzm)

557 Wow.

Minneapolis has come to the conclusion that zoning property for single family housing is a proxy for racial segregation, and they intend to do away with that kind of zoning.

https://tinyurl.com/y8fgdxkp

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 05:57 AM (07mXI)

558 At least 2nd to last

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:58 AM (/rm4P)

559 I don't . . .

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 05:59 AM (GkIz4)

560 Watch Krak be late

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 05:59 AM (/rm4P)

561 . . . think so.

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 05:59 AM (GkIz4)

562 . . .

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:00 AM (GkIz4)

563 Yeah, is a snafu

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:02 AM (/rm4P)

564 " Wow.

Minneapolis has come to the conclusion ..."


Saw that.

I wonder if any of our recent tech savvy millennial millionaires or Hollywood stars are gonna give up their single family mansions.

Imagonna guess 'no'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:02 AM (cqNba)

565 What a horrible night

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:03 AM (/rm4P)

566 565- what happened?

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:03 AM (Z/jzm)

567 I wonder if any of our recent tech savvy millennial millionaires or Hollywood stars are gonna give up their single family mansions.


And it would be different if the duplexes and triplex conversions would require owner occupied. But I bet it doesn't, and if it does, it won't be enforced

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:05 AM (8ikIW)

568 On the Saturday night joke:
I wonder what happened to those who said "snipe."

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:06 AM (GkIz4)

569 Looks like Skip got about 4 1/2 hours of sleep, at most.

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:06 AM (GkIz4)

570 Gonna be a -pot'o coffee- kind of day

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:09 AM (Z/jzm)

571 Hungry, cold, no sleep and now no EMT.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:09 AM (/rm4P)

572 Still waiting on coffee to get going

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:09 AM (/rm4P)

573 You can't force people to live as a homogeneous group. People naturally want to be with others like themselves, and will self segregate. That dumbassery in Minneapolis is like the people here bitching about 'gentrification' displacing minorities.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:10 AM (07mXI)

574 I'm preparing waffles and sausage......

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:10 AM (nlUp2)

575 Hungry, cold, no sleep and now no EMT.
Posted by: Skip

Could be worse, could have Star Wars 1 "Meesa Thinka Theesa Sucks" on TV

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:11 AM (8ikIW)

576 573 You can't force people to live as a homogeneous group. People naturally want to be with others like themselves, and will self segregate.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:10 AM (07mXI)

homogeneous --> heterogeneous?

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:12 AM (GkIz4)

577 575 Hungry, cold, no sleep and now no EMT.
Posted by: Skip

Could be worse, could have Star Wars 1 "Meesa Thinka Theesa Sucks" on TV
Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:11 AM (8ikIW)

Could be worse, could have Lena Dunham singing "It's a Small World."

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:12 AM (GkIz4)

578 You can't force people to live as a homogeneous group.


You can, except the rules keep getting changed for those that are "less homogenous" in the Rulers eye

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:13 AM (8ikIW)

579 Could be worse, could have Lena Dunham singing "It's a Small World."
Posted by: m

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:14 AM (8ikIW)

580 Good thing the ONT is still open, then. The no sleep is pretty much my M.O. but today Im hungry too. Waiting on mom to get up. (She's usually up, on and off, most of the nite but last nite she didnt get up even once!) The cold doesnt happen in this house cuz she keeps turning the heat up when im not in the room with the thermostat. Its a constant battle.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:14 AM (Z/jzm)

581
Skip is good Russian bot. From St. Petersburg Bot Factory. Make many to guarantee 'First' on threads and disillusion American voters.

Posted by: Boris Weltsin at December 16, 2018 06:14 AM (jYje5)

582 The cold doesnt happen in this house cuz she keeps turning the heat up when im not in the room with the thermostat. Its a constant battle.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Try a dummy thermostat on the wall. Keep the real one hidden

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:15 AM (8ikIW)

583 >>I'm preparing waffles and sausage......

WAFFLES!

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:15 AM (Z/jzm)

584 I actually have that TP image in my bathroom. Not joking.

Good morning Horde!

Posted by: TickledPink at December 16, 2018 06:16 AM (VpnSm)

585 583 >>I'm preparing waffles and sausage......

WAFFLES!
Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:15 AM (Z/jzm)

What are you going to put on the waffles?

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:17 AM (GkIz4)

586 gone

Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:17 AM (GkIz4)

587 I'm preparing waffles and sausage......

WAFFLES!

Want one ?

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:17 AM (nlUp2)

588 >>Try a dummy thermostat

With my mom that just might work lol

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:17 AM (Z/jzm)

589 What are you going to put on the waffles?
Posted by: m

Sounds like something you'd say on the Food Porn chat line

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:18 AM (8ikIW)

590 >>Want one

With butter and maple syrup please

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:18 AM (Z/jzm)

591 Posted by: m at December 16, 2018 06:12 AM (GkIz4)

Homogeneous as in one big happy collective group, sharing the same standard of living with regard to housing and community behavior.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:19 AM (07mXI)

592 581 And collector of a large Russian army

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:20 AM (/rm4P)

593 "Try a dummy thermostat "

If it's an older, non-digital thermostat with a shiny that shows the room temperature, just adjust the indicated temperature to about 5 degrees above the actual room temperature.

Then periodically go over, look at the thermostat and exclaim loudly...'Why is it 81 degrees in here!!!"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:21 AM (cqNba)

594 G'mornn' everyone !

I commend daybydaycartoon.com to your attention this morning.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 06:22 AM (mfOi4)

595 >>If it's an older, non-digital thermostat with a shiny that shows the room temperature, just adjust the indicated temperature to about 5 degrees above the actual room temperature.

OMGosh! That's funny! Can that really be done?

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:23 AM (Z/jzm)

596 Mornin' rons

Posted by: Is this mic on ? at December 16, 2018 06:23 AM (Rs36S)

597 We have one of those Nest thermostats and you can place sensors throughout the house to govern the temperature that the thermostat controls. Its a pretty nice feature.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:23 AM (07mXI)

598 "Homogeneous as in one big happy collective group, sharing the same standard of living with regard to housing and community behavior."


So does the State give me a home like Al Gores"?

Or does the State give Al Gore a more like mine?



Does the State determine that the same laws that apply to me, apply to Taniqua?

Or that the same laws that apply to Taniqua apply to me?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:24 AM (cqNba)

599 Sadly tho, she wouldn't understand what '81 degrees in here' really means.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:24 AM (Z/jzm)

600 With butter and maple syrup please

Here ya go !







Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:25 AM (nlUp2)

601 Can that really be done?"

Oh hell yes.

Usually, the cover simply pops off.
And when you look inside the cover where the thermometer is, there is a little rotating screw head to adjust the thermometer needle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:25 AM (cqNba)

602 .americanthinker Muellers enterprise witch hunt
https://tinyurl.com/yc6ao5mz
Good explanation of how he got here, but it was all hopes and wishes

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:26 AM (/rm4P)

603 Oh JT! Thanks. This is AWESOME real maple syrup and everything

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:27 AM (Z/jzm)

604 Minneapolis has come to the conclusion that zoning property for single family housing is a proxy for racial segregation, and they intend to do away with that kind of zoning.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 05:57 AM


So... they'll mix three unit homes in with one unit homes. Suddenly the neighborhood with $400,000 homes has 'comparables' selling at $150,000. Which reduces the values of single unit homes. Oh, they'll still collect full real estate taxes on the now lesser valued homes.

Chesterton - Tear Down That Fence!

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 06:27 AM (jYje5)

605 So has the Hawaiian Judge ruled yet that the Texas Judge has no authority outside of the State of Texas yet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:28 AM (cqNba)

606 Sadly tho, she wouldn't understand what '81 degrees in here' really means.

Cause its a prime number ?

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:29 AM (nlUp2)

607 >>Oh hell yes.

Usually, the cover simply pops off.
And when you look inside the cover where the thermometer is, there is a little rotating screw head to adjust the thermometer needle.

Huh, who knew? I'd have to let my son in on the conspiracy...he helps out with his grandma, too...

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:29 AM (Z/jzm)

608 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:24 AM (cqNba)

'Zactly.

There's a move afoot to bring a 'safe injection house' to Denver. It's all 'privately funded' and will draw all the junkies to a safe location and decrease crime in other areas. You can bet it wont be in any neighborhood where happy, homogeneous city council people live.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:29 AM (07mXI)

609 "Chesterton - Tear Down That Fence!"

I find that most progressives do not want to even admit to the existence of The Paradox of Chesterton's Gate, let alone the meaning of it.

They fear it like a vampire fears Holy Water.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:30 AM (cqNba)

610 And I blew the time on my coffee. I am guessing its not critical in that I usually do minimum of 8 minutes, Crotchety Jar Head does 12 minutes, lots of leeway.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:30 AM (/rm4P)

611 And collector of a large Russian army

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:20 AM


Glorious Red Army?

Posted by: Boris Weltsin at December 16, 2018 06:31 AM (jYje5)

612 >>Cause its a prime number ?

Haha, no, cuz she's 88 and crazy as heck (dementia)

Wait---81's not a prime #

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:31 AM (Z/jzm)

613 Wait---81's not a prime #
Posted by: My life is insanity

NUMBER HATER!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:32 AM (8ikIW)

614 A prime number has enormous breasts.

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:33 AM (nlUp2)

615 I was assured that there would be no math this early in the morning....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:33 AM (07mXI)

616 >>i forgot- no math

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:33 AM (Z/jzm)

617 From other ONT coffee discussions time perking contols how strong it will be and caffeine

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:34 AM (/rm4P)

618 Or, like the episode of Top Gear where they built a car for older people, have two settings on the thermostat

Off

Just Right

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:34 AM (8ikIW)

619 No...he meant that you can order 81, through Prime.

https://tinyurl.com/y9c8kecm

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:34 AM (cqNba)

620 613 Their great great grandfathers, 1812

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:35 AM (/rm4P)

621
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 06:36 AM (KCxzN)

622 Look who finally rolled out of the rack.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:36 AM (cqNba)

623 i forgot- no math

Its my fault, I brought it up.

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:39 AM (nlUp2)

624 Off

Just Right

You got that right! My house is set at 64. Perfect. Mom's is 70; way too warm for me, but she turns it up to as high as it goes whenever she feels cold!

All just part of the insanity.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:40 AM (Z/jzm)

625 You know what is worse than reading the NYT struggle to determine the motivation behind the Strasburg Jihadi?

Reading the comments at the NYT, as they struggle to blame his actions on everything except his professed religious teaching, which tend to suggest the one should kill the infidels.


https://tinyurl.com/y7xlzsad

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:41 AM (cqNba)

626 ...and she's up. Mom duty starting, gotta go. Thanks for the waffles and the thermostat ideas

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 16, 2018 06:44 AM (Z/jzm)

627 I am thinking apple pancakes ( no sausage though) and put in a little apple cider in place of milk in the mix and a chipped up apple.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:44 AM (/rm4P)

628 625>> Why would you subject yourself to that dreck?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:45 AM (07mXI)

629 .and she's up. Mom duty starting, gotta go. Thanks for the waffles and the thermostat ideas

May you have a peaceful day.

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:45 AM (nlUp2)

630
Shoot an apple off my head

Posted by: Coldplay at December 16, 2018 06:46 AM (jYje5)

631 " 625>> Why would you subject yourself to that dreck?"

I find that it is useful to read the writings of the Left.

And to look into the mindset of those who agree with Leftist publications.


Plus......I'm bored.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:46 AM (cqNba)

632 americanthinker. Washington growing product line confected felonies
https://tinyurl.com/y9naqn8u

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:47 AM (/rm4P)

633 I find that it is useful to read the writings of the Left.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:46 AM (cqNba)

Whelp. You have one less selection this week.

Posted by: golfman at December 16, 2018 06:48 AM (GL/05)

634 You should read Leftist ligature, keeps you up to date what they are doing, and often the crimes they accuse their opponents is what they are doing.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:50 AM (/rm4P)

635 Mebbe Krak got bit by a vampire.....

Posted by: JT at December 16, 2018 06:50 AM (nlUp2)

636 Mebbe Krak got bit by a vampire.....
Posted by: JT

Or a moose

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:50 AM (8ikIW)

637 "Or a moose"

Or a reindeer.

Walking home from ou......

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:51 AM (cqNba)

638 Now they're protesting in Brussels. Don't like the migration pact.

Posted by: golfman at December 16, 2018 06:51 AM (GL/05)

639 Now they're protesting in Brussels. Don't like the migration pact.
Posted by: golfman

They're running out of sprouts to feed them all

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 06:52 AM (8ikIW)

640 The article KT put up yesterday before the garden thread still has me puzzled. Many say its satire but if so is a 100% persona by someone to be a Leftist. Trying to out Left Leftists takes imagination give them that.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:54 AM (/rm4P)

641 "and often the crimes they accuse their opponents is what they are doing."

Yup.


As well as learning that their commenters seem to all write in the same written style, of over the top wording and emoting.

Almost like a written vocal fry style.

But...over the top emoting till it drips and puddles at the base of their sentences.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:54 AM (cqNba)

642 Lately Muzzies in Europe are getting more murderer and rapey.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 06:56 AM (/rm4P)

643 Amazon is screwing with my passwords again.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 06:56 AM (mpXpK)

644 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:54 AM (cqNba)

You can get that from the MSM.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 06:57 AM (07mXI)

645 "Lately Muzzies in Europe are getting more murderer and rapey."



I'm waiting for the summer 'splodey season' to pick up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:57 AM (cqNba)

646 Skip. Judging by her twitter feed, it is satire...

https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath

Posted by: golfman at December 16, 2018 06:58 AM (GL/05)

647 The prospect remains that an overzealous prosecutor or investigator -- aware that a person has committed some suspicious acts, but unable to make a criminal case -- will create a crime by surprising the suspect, asking about those acts, and receiving a false denial.

Never ever talk to FBI without lawyer.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

648 Amazon is screwing with my passwords again.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 06:56 AM


Any other suspicious activity? Look at your browsing history and see anything strange?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 06:59 AM (jYje5)

649 Never ever talk to FBI without lawyer.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

Fixed for me.

Posted by: golfman at December 16, 2018 07:00 AM (GL/05)

650 "Amazon is screwing with my passwords again."

Are you using the 'Amazon Pay" feature to order from sites other than Amazon?

We did that once, and didn't realize that they send a temporary password to your registered e-mail account that has to be used that one time.

Drove me nuts till I asked Mrs VIA if she had gotten an e-mail about passwords.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:00 AM (cqNba)

651 Last?

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2018 07:01 AM (9t5k1)

652 " The prospect remains that an overzealous prosecutor or investigator -- aware that a person has committed some suspicious acts, but unable to make a criminal case -- will create a crime by surprising the suspect, asking about those acts, and receiving a false denial. "

Are you quoting RBG on this?

Cause that was her almost exact concern several years ago.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:02 AM (cqNba)

653 Speedos when mule riding?

I cannot find that listing is AoSHA style guide. DO I look under attire or Animal Husbandry?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

654 Cause that was her almost exact concern several years ago.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:02 AM (cqNba)

yep c & p! Go read the whole thing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

655 "I cannot find that listing is AoSHA style guide."

What edition do you have?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:03 AM (cqNba)

656 I cannot find that listing is AoSHA style guide. DO I look under attire or Animal Husbandry?
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

Under approved modes of transportation after MoMe's.

Posted by: golfman at December 16, 2018 07:04 AM (GL/05)

657 Speedos when mule riding?


It's what is to be worn with chaps. That way, the ass is gone from the "assless chaps" conundrum.

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:04 AM (8ikIW)

658 648 Any other suspicious activity? Look at your browsing history and see anything strange?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 06:59 AM (jYje5)


Nothing strange, Amazon does this shit about every 3 days. Their sign in/out page is shit.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

659 What edition do you have?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:03 AM (cqNba)

Seftons Abridged with Comments circa 1962

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

660 "Seftons Abridged with Comments circa 1962"

I think I see the problem

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:05 AM (cqNba)

661 "yep c & p! Go read the whole thing."

Odd that the Left has never brought forth her thoughts on this issue...right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:07 AM (cqNba)

662 645 "Lately Muzzies in Europe are getting more murderer and rapey."



I'm waiting for the summer 'splodey season' to pick up.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:57 AM (cqNba)

I saw that a judge recommended a blond woman die her hair to avoid another molestation!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:07 AM (JFO2v)

663 Nothing strange, Amazon does this shit about every 3 days. Their sign in/out page is shit.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:04 AM


Is your wife accessing Amazon from her location? I don't have to sign in again for weeks sometimes. But if I pick up my cellphone and go to Amazon it immediately wants a password.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:07 AM (jYje5)

664 VIA why yes she was quoting Notorious RBG

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (/rm4P)

665 "
As well as learning that their commenters seem to all write in the same written style, of over the top wording and emoting.

Almost like a written vocal fry style.

But...over the top emoting till it drips and puddles at the base of their sentences.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 06:54 AM (cqNba) "



It's what makes the whole NPC meme so effective - and why they hate it so much.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (mfOi4)

666 when i come on this site a small app. 2 x 2" ad blocks the title of the thread. they mostly have "conservative" click-bait themes, eg john wayne or melania trump. does this happen to anyone else?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (Pg+x7)

667 "I saw that a judge recommended a blond woman die her hair to avoid another molestation!"

seems reasonable.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (cqNba)

668 Woe to you, o earth and sea.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (T9f3V)

669 Trying to increase sales. A 'Night with Hillary and Billary' will now feature their rendition of 'Who's on First'

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:09 AM (8ikIW)

670 664 VIA why yes she was quoting Notorious RBG
Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:08 AM (/rm4P)

PS rhennigantx is a he most days

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:09 AM (JFO2v)

671 (... p.s. the toilet paper illustrated above is the correct way, with the end on the outside.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 07:09 AM (Pg+x7)

672 musical jolly chimp, I get that a lot on the home page.

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2018 07:10 AM (9t5k1)

673 669 Trying to increase sales. A 'Night with Hillary and Billary' will now feature their rendition of 'Who's on First'
Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:09 AM (8ikIW)

I would pay cash money for 1911s at 10 paces!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

674 "I saw that a judge recommended a blond woman die her hair to avoid another molestation!"


But also for her to still allow any and all molestation.
Must not make the Muzz have the sadz

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

675 672: fluffy:

i get rid of the ad by refreshing the site several times, but it's really a hassle.

someone should do something about it. ahem.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 07:11 AM (Pg+x7)

676 I would pay cash money for 1911s at 10 paces!
Posted by: rhennigantx

If they're doing the shooting, better get them closer than that. The way Hillz wobbles around it would be a blood bath

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:12 AM (8ikIW)

677 I get those too, often Melania.

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:12 AM (/rm4P)

678 Ace,
I am sorry to hear that you lost the respect of J.Podhorseshit, and according to that twitter thread, also the content of all the good cobloggers who have abandoned this site, leaving only the dregs at the bottom of the barrel.
I think I'll need to evaluate the time I spend here now that I can no longer not read the Weakly Nevertrump.

Posted by: Downcast at December 16, 2018 07:12 AM (VWE5i)

679 Was last night the Cobs Christmas party?

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:13 AM (8ikIW)

680 MJC - The life problems that the ONT solves are well worth the visit

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:14 AM (/rm4P)

681 " when i come on this site a small app. 2 x 2" ad blocks the title of the thread. they mostly have "conservative" click-bait themes, eg john wayne or melania trump. does this happen to anyone else?"

Running safari, with AdblockPlus, and Ghostery.

I never see those ads.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:14 AM (cqNba)

682 And they keep throwing that captu BS up there and then they will not accept anything I put on.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:15 AM (mpXpK)

683 Running safari, with AdblockPlus, and Ghostery.

I never see those ads.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

I use Brave on the computer and the phone. It blocks them as well.
Sometimes I have to turn off the blocker to view a video. After viewing, I turn it back on

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:15 AM (8ikIW)

684 Looks like we are not going to get an EMT today.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

685 Looks like we are not going to get an EMT today.
Posted by: Vic

You're soaking in it!

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

686 Firefox, w/ NoScript, Ghostery & Privacy Badger

What ads ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 07:18 AM (mfOi4)

687 Anyone ever invented Troll Blocker?
could be a money maker

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:18 AM (/rm4P)

688 And they keep throwing that captu BS up there and then they will not accept anything I put on.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:15 AM


Wow. Sure you're at Amazon and not getting phished? I've never see captu at Amazon. Check the url carefully.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:18 AM (jYje5)

689 over a Fox

Many conservatives may have been saddened by Fridays news that the Weekly Standard, a publication that has existed for 23 years, will be ceasing operations this month.

Nope not really! No one gives a fuck! If the WS staff was lined up and shot a down most of is would sleep lile babies!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 16, 2018 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

690 "Looks like we are not going to get an EMT today."

We might.

Its still pretty 'E' in the 'M'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:19 AM (cqNba)

691 I;m trying to type. Ist not working too good. Good morning horde.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:19 AM (lwiT4)

692 And BTW Morons I am up on my new computer again. I finally was able to recover Windows 10 and boot the system. But I lost everything I had loaded on the computer including all my links.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:19 AM (mpXpK)

693 Running safari, with AdblockPlus, and Ghostery.

I never see those ads.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:14 AM (cqNba)


Same idea, but Privacy Badger. No ads, ever.

If you feel guilty about blocking the ads, kick a few bucks in to the tip jar once in a while. $10 would be about twelve years' ad revenue for someone who blows out the top ten every week and leaves a drinking bird on the F5 key when they're not at the computer.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:19 AM (t+qrx)

694 these obnoxious ads should be removed by the powers that be double ahem.

you know, maybe not all of us are part of the 1% with fancy-shmancy ad blockers.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 07:20 AM (Pg+x7)

695 ... including all my links.
Posted by: Vic

So no breakfast sausages this morning....Sad

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:20 AM (8ikIW)

696 688 Wow. Sure you're at Amazon and not getting phished? I've never see captu at Amazon. Check the url carefully.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:18 AM (jYje5)


Yes, I am on the real Amazon site.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:20 AM (mpXpK)

697 No ads with Ad block on Firefox

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:20 AM (lwiT4)

698 Good morning, grammie.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:21 AM (t+qrx)

699
IRC, captu requires JavaScript to be running. I always suck at that shit, too. I usually just abandon a site that uses it.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:21 AM (jYje5)

700 Hiya hogmartin.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:22 AM (lwiT4)

701
I just signed out of Amazon, then back in again. No captu - or whatever it's called.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (jYje5)

702 grammie winger, are you logged in from the early morning service?

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (9t5k1)

703 I;m trying to type. Ist not working too good. Good morning horde.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate

It's a nice foggy morning, try driving and texting and feel the rush!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (8ikIW)

704 ...and leaves a drinking bird on the F5 key when they're not at the computer.

*snort* No crack monkeys for hogmartin.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (07mXI)

705 "you know, maybe not all of us are part of the 1% with fancy-shmancy ad blockers."

Maybe try the redneck ad blocker.
Just put painters tape over your screen where the ads appear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (cqNba)

706 " ... and leaves a drinking bird on the F5 key when they're not at the computer."


I have often wondered about the secret techniques of the AoSHQ Leet.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (mfOi4)

707 G'mornin' grammie !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 16, 2018 07:25 AM (mfOi4)

708 Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate

How much longer with the eye patch?

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:25 AM (8ikIW)

709 "How much longer with the eye patch?"

And the peg-leg.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:27 AM (cqNba)

710 grammie winger, are you logged in from the early morning service?

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (9t5k1)


Thank goodness our church isn't big enough to have one, ecept Easter Sunrise. Sunday School Christmas Program today, so that;s always cute.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:27 AM (lwiT4)

711 I have nothing to block ads but they are not there all the time

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:27 AM (/rm4P)

712 How much longer with the eye patch?

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:25 AM (8ikIW)



I'm kind of discouraged about that. Maybe a few more months.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:28 AM (lwiT4)

713 I don't use adblocker, but I do use noscript. And I had a Hell of a time getting that to work again because they kept telling me my copy of Pale Moon was too old after I had just redown-loaded it.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:28 AM (mpXpK)

714 It's a nice foggy morning, try driving and texting and feel the rush!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 16, 2018 07:23 AM (8ikIW)



Oh sheesh!

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:29 AM (lwiT4)

715 I'm kind of discouraged about that. Maybe a few more months.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:28 AM (lwiT4)


Oh, sorry to hear that. So February/March, maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:29 AM (t+qrx)

716 Oh, sorry to hear that. So February/March, maybe?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:29 AM (t+qrx)


85% chance of recovery by then. I'm not going to think about the other 15%.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 16, 2018 07:30 AM (lwiT4)

717 This makes me giggle.

https://tinyurl.com/y9ledr2b

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:31 AM (cqNba)

718 I lost my copy of Mastercook 15 which I had downloaded at $50 last year. I went back to their website and they had no record of me having downloaded it. My version 7 will not run on Windows 10 and the disk I had for version 9 has disappeared. I guess the house ate it.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

719 i'm ok with the ads here generally, when they're on the side or between threads. i hope these folks make a fortune (i figure with all the ad revenue they are throwing drunken parties with doxies for congressmen), but when the ads cover the content, it defeats the purpose.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 16, 2018 07:33 AM (Pg+x7)

720 Should I go ahead and post all the Sunday links here?

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:34 AM (mpXpK)

721 I lost my copy of Mastercook 15 which I had downloaded at $50 last year. I went back to their website and they had no record of me having downloaded it.
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)


Have you looked through your old email archives to see if you've still got the receipt?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:34 AM (t+qrx)

722 "Should I go ahead and post all the Sunday links here?"

The only sure fire way that I can think of to bring on the EMT.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:35 AM (cqNba)

723
hogmartin, did you see any blinged-out eyepatches in the fashion disctict of Hamtramck yesterday?

asking for a friend

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 07:35 AM (KCxzN)

724 legalinsurrection - incoming dem rep Ilhan Omar mocks vpPence's Christian faith
https://tinyurl.com/y8o8xou3
Just know Twitter has two sets of rules and you will be fine

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:37 AM (/rm4P)

725 Isn't the pink color of the penguin s**t caused by AGW? And shouldn't the UN be on this?

We need to send a crack alarmist investigative team.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 16, 2018 07:37 AM (VaN/j)

726
obvious derivation of the Polish spelling of "district"

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 07:38 AM (KCxzN)

727 hogmartin, did you see any blinged-out eyepatches in the fashion disctict of Hamtramck yesterday?
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 16, 2018 07:35 AM (KCxzN)


None that come to mind, but I guess I wouldn't be surprised if Hamtramck were the wedding dress and Aretha Franklin hat AND sequined eye patch destination for all of Detroit. They probably would have been at one of the lace wigs stores, but they keep them under the counter and you have to ask for them.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:39 AM (t+qrx)

728 nood

Posted by: t-dubya-d at December 16, 2018 07:40 AM (RZWC0)

729 EMT

Posted by: hogmartin at December 16, 2018 07:40 AM (t+qrx)

730 grammie - I have a new dice tower and 2 percentage dice, want me to roll for you?

Posted by: Skip at December 16, 2018 07:41 AM (/rm4P)

731 " Isn't the pink color of the penguin s**t caused by AGW? And shouldn't the UN be on this?
"

Looking at the satellite photos, and the visible pink/red stains, I was surprised that they didn't report finding evidence of a secret Japanese whale processing station there. Next to the baby seal clubbing killing fields.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2018 07:41 AM (cqNba)

732 Regarding the Pizza Hut story, in the mid-90's we had to call Microsoft technical support. We must of dialed a wrong number because the response was an answering machine stating we had dialed a private residence and MS's number was such and such.

Posted by: WOPR at December 16, 2018 07:42 AM (J70i0)

733 126 What is the Feast of Stephen?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 10:25 PM (PUmDY)


Bird shit soup on a deserted island. IIRC, that's from HMS Surprise.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 16, 2018 07:52 AM (VaN/j)

734 So, is God a malevolent entity, or a benevolent entity?
Curious to know the responses here.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm
---
God is love by definition; endless, complete and total.

Sometime love hurts.

Posted by: JimH at December 16, 2018 07:53 AM (Kd+UQ)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 12-15-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

A.I. Artificial Intelligence: A Revisitation

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For those of you who pay very close attention to what I list I've been watching (which is hopefully previous few), you may remember that a few months back I went through the entirety of Stanley Kubrick's filmography in about two weeks. It was a wonderful experience since I love the man's movie's so much. But that experience birthed an idea in my mind that germinated for months until I finally followed through on it last week. I rewatched A.I. Artificial Intelligence, one of several films Kubrick had toyed with for years while leaving it unfinished.

In 1979, while Kubrick was filming The Shining in England, Steven Spielberg was also filming Raiders of the Lost Ark on the same studio lot. On a day when the lot was largely deserted, Spielberg and Kubrick found each other. In 1979, Spielberg was the wunderkind of Hollywood who had made Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but Kubrick was still the man who had made 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove. Spielberg was in awe, and Kubrick was very open, inviting the younger filmmaker to see some parts of the sets and inviting him to dinner. The two became friends for the rest of Kubrick's life.

It wasn't merely a personal relationship that developed, but a proto-professional one as well, for when Kubrick began toying with the idea of making a movie about a robot boy, he included Spielberg in many conversations. At one point in the early 90s, Kubrick even tried to convince Spielberg to make the film himself, insisting that the material was closer to the younger filmmaker's sensibilities that Kubrick's, but Spielberg never fully committed. There were rumors that Kubrick was going to take up A.I. as his next movie after Eyes Wide Shut, but we'll never know if that's for sure.

As a tribute to Kubrick after his death, Spielberg took on A.I. as his next project.

Troubles

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Based on what I've read, the reason that Kubrick had so much trouble tackling the project was the central character of David, the robot built to love. I think he could never quite answer the question to himself of whether David was something capable of love or just a program, playing out in service to his programming. As the artist in charge of bringing the vision to screen, he needed a firm answer, which he was never able to provide himself.

When Spielberg took over, it feels like he jumped at an answer (yes, David's love is real), and started making the film. However, that answer that Spielberg presumably provides in the movie actually ends up going against some things that are deeper into the movie's intentions, those elements that maintain the question from Kubrick's mind through to the final product. And that contradiction is what ended up fascinating me most about the movie upon this first watch of the movie in over a decade.

But first, let's cover some of the story.


The First Act

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One of the things that Spielberg mentions when he talks about this movie is that it's essentially broken down into three parts. The first is everything up to David's abandonment, the second is everything from that point to the arrival at Manhattan, and the third is the rest of the film. He assigns chief authorship of the three parts to either himself or Kubrick. The first and third are all Kubrick's he says, while the second is mostly Spielberg.

I remember some early reviews of the film that got everything about that completely backwards. They assumed that the first part was Spielberg's because it dealt with the home and boyhood, the second was Kubrick's because it was "dark", and the third was Spielberg's because everyone hated it. However, when you actually watch the movie with Spielberg's explanation in the back of your mind, it becomes screamingly obvious about the questions of authorship.

The first act is one of the most Kubrickian pieces of filmmaking that Stanley Kubrick never lensed. The shot composition carries the kind of precision that Kubrick was famous for. The performances have a subtlety and exactness that feel as designed as anything anyone ever did for Kubrick. The scene of the first dinner with David, the robot before he is imprinted to love his mother, Monica, is so fulsomely Kubrick that I could believe it was filmed by his ghost.

In this first act, a grieving mother and father visit their real son who is cryogenically frozen as they await a cure to a life-threatening disease the boy carries. The father works for a major robotics company while his mother refuses to let go of her son. The head of the robotics firm offers a prototype robot to the family, one made in the form of a boy who is designed to love. They are beta-testers. Monica, the mother, is resistant to the very idea, but out of both curiosity and her own melancholy decides to keep the boy robot around. As she grows more fond of the little thing's quirks and she sees the possibility of finding some replacement for the boy she had lost, Monica imprints on David, a process that is irreversible. The twist comes when the real son, Martin, is brought back and the two children are set at odds with each other for the love of their mother. David's purpose is so simple that he has trouble understanding his place is this newly reformed family. After a series of misunderstood acts that look threatening, Monica must send David back to the manufacturers for destruction, but she cannot do it, leaving him in the woods to run away instead.

If this first hour or so of the film were the entire film, I think it might be the single best movie that Spielberg ever made.


The Second Act

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That's not to imply that the second act is bad by any means, but where the first act feels so perfect in execution, the second feels inelegant, especially in comparison.

Back to supposition of the backend of production. Kubrick worked on and off of A.I. for almost 15 years. In that time he made two films (Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut) while also trying to develop other films (The Aryan Papers in particular). It's obvious that he never fully fleshed out every point, and I think this major second section of the movie is the part the received the least amount of his attention. We know that the Flesh Fair, where robots are torn apart to the cheers of a human audience, was the brainchild of Spielberg, but Rouge City and Doctor Know were mostly Kubrick's (Robin Williams actually recorded his part at the direction of Kubrick before the director's death). This is the section where the two filmmakers seem to clash the most. This is the section that feels the most Spielbergian.

It's much more active than the first or third acts, with many more moving parts. It introduces Jude Law's character Gigolo Joe, contains a lot of travel and an embrace of special effects in some rather gaudy ways that the other two parts don't share. The act itself is good, but a solid step down from the first.

Where the inelegance really steps up, though, is in two major plot points. The first is around the introduction of Gigolo Joe. Joe is a robot lover/prostitute who services human women. He goes into a hotel to meet a client, finds her dead and her husband there, having done the murder. Joe knows that this means he's in trouble, but the explanation for that is absent. Does Joe believe that he'll be apprehended for her murder? It's unclear why anyone would think so, and that murkiness opens up the second act with a sense of confusion. The second plot point is how David and Joe end up escaping Rouge City. The police arrive to arrest Joe, but leave their amphibicopter unprotected so David can just get into it, play around with the controls a bit, and save Joe. It's not a plot hole, but a point of plot convenience that's extremely unsatisfying that also feels like something that an artist with more time to iron out details would have figured out better.

Still, the images are stark, especially the use of the moon air balloon as the vehicle to steal rogue robots. I really like Joe as a character. The scene with Doctor Know is fun to watch. David's journey through different versions of love and hate, never finding any substitute for his core programming for his mother, is colorful and engaging.


The Third Act

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From the moment we join Joe and David flying over the flooded Manhattan, we are firmly in Kubrick territory again. The movie quiets back down and focuses again sharply on David. They fly through the ruins of New York and find the hint they had gathered in Rouge City, the Lions who Weep, statues of lions with water streaming out of their mouths and eyes a hundred feet above the ocean.

It is in this building that the robotics firm has established a presence in wait for David's arrival, but there are surprises waiting for David, all that look exactly like him. David had been told by everyone around him that he was unique, one of a kind. But, according to Professor Hobby, David's creator, he's merely the first of a kind. Is David's love for his mommy unique anymore? He lashes out against the other active David, smashing his head in with a lamp. When Professor Hobby leaves to find others to talk with David, the robot, left with no meaning anymore, throws himself from the building into the water where he sees his next salvation. Joe saves David only to switch places with him in the amphibicoptor as Joe gets captured and David takes the craft into the ocean to face the Blue Fairy (more about her in a little bit) where he spends several thousand years begging her to become a real boy.

Before moving on to the coda, I just want to take a second to mention the marvelous imagery of this section. The lions weeping, the sight of New York, the line of robot boys, David peering through the face of another David to see where his first memory came from. It's all so striking and feels more like it came from the imagination of Kubrick than Spielberg. No offence to Mr. Spielberg, who is a very fine director, but Kubrick's use of imagery always feels more purposeful and thought out.


The Ending

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According to Spielberg and Ian Watson (who wrote Kubrick's original treatment for the movie), this ending isn't a creation of Spielberg, but what Kubrick wanted. Kubrick wasn't known for rank sentimentality, so that reading of the ending, if you have it, might need to be revisited.
I recall talking with a teacher of mine after the movie had been out for some time who thought that the film overall was good, but the ending made it bad. I hung along with this opinion for a very long time, thinking that the ending was a mistake, until I watched the movie again recently. Instead of a schmaltzy coda that gave David everything he wanted, I saw a bitter, cynical ending about how David never got what he actually wanted. And that second reading of the film was much sadder to me.

In order to get to that reading though, we have to look at some of the mechanics of the ending.

David has run out of battery power in the ensuing two thousand years when a race of advanced robots wakes him from his sleep. They read his mind and exclaim that this robot knew humans! The next thing we see is David waking up in the home he shared with Monica. Called out to by a voice, he finds the Blue Fairy who promises to give David a long life in this place, but David only wants Monica, his mommy. The Blue Fairy grants his wish and disappears.

Before David sees Monica, though, he's visited by one of the robots who explains to him that they can bring back Monica from the dead, but she will only last one day before she will expire never to return again. Does he really want this? Yes, he wants his mommy. The robots decide to give him what he wants. David proceeds to have the happiest day with his mommy, coloring, cooking, and just having a joyful time before Monica begins to grow tired. David puts her to sleep and falls asleep next to her with the narrator's voice heavily implying that David never woke up again.

On the surface, this seems like David got everything that he wanted, and he received a happy ending, an interpretation aided by the very lovely music John Williams scored for the scene, but I think a different interpretation is in order.

David never actually woke up from his sleep, and the robots put him into a computer simulation. They wanted to learn about either humans or their early ancestor robots and thought that they could learn from David, hoping to use him to understand in greater deal than they already knew. They offered him a long life to explore, and what did he ask for? His mommy. Knowing that they could get no more from him, they learned what they could from his single day fulfilling his purpose of loving and being loved, and they shut him down. They put him down like a sick dog, because that's all he was good for.


Pinocchio

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The single largest motif of the film is the children's story Pinocchio. This is another assumption that early film viewers made about the film, that the idea of including the story of the marionette into the film was Spielberg's idea. According to everyone involved with the film, it was Kubrick's. There's a small detail in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the main character talks up the movie version of Pinocchio and tries to convince his family to go to a screening instead of Goofy Golf. And yet, it was still Kubrick's idea.

Like many motifs, the images tied to the ideas are there to highlight the themes and characters of the film. The parallels between Pinocchio's journey and David's are obvious, but the parallels end at appearance, and I think that's the point.

In the original story, Pinocchio goes through his adventures, grows, and eventually does become a real boy. David, on the other hand, is on a facsimile of Pinocchio's journey. He never really grows, and he never becomes a real boy. Even his final moments are a deception (perhaps a self-deception). It's an illuminating thread that helps highlight the central ideas at the core of the film, and I find it rather elegantly intertwined.

The contrast created the idea in my head that Kubrick wanted to say with finality that David's entire life was an act of cruelty. His creation, the imprinting, his abandonment, his journey, and his final day were all deceptions that acted only to create something that could never fully fulfill its mission. If David's emotions are real, then building a never aging robot who can love is purely cruel. He can never grow. He can never develop. He can never find satisfaction. The only way to give him anything like that is to end his existence once he gets a temporary sense of it.


A Note or Two

Thank you to everyone who has prayed for my family this week. Your thoughts have helped us through a difficult time for our family.

Also, I will be on a boat at sea right about now, so I can't comment tonight along with you. However, I will be reading them later, red pen in hand, to correct all of your incorrect opinions.

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
The Mule
Mortal Engines

Next in my Netflix Queue:
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Movies I Saw This Week:
Predestination (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) Poster blurb: "Wonderfully twisty with a great pair of central characters." [Netflix DVD]
Altered States (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "A bunch of interesting ideas in search of a story." [Netflix DVD]
Enemy Mine (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1.5/4) "Represents the absolute worst of science fiction. Obvious, plodding, rote, predictable, and preachy." ["Library"]
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) "Makes me want more directors to direct a series of short films around a theme. Absolutely fantastic." [Netflix Instant]
The Experiment (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "Predictable, unbelievable, and just not that well written." [Netflix Instant]
The Place Beyond the Pines (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Intelligent, if a bit emotionally underwhelming, tale of violence." [Netflix Instant]
The Lord of the Rings (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "An interesting failure of an adaptation that feels more like a highlight reel than a story." [Personal Collection]


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1 Popcorn time

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (/rm4P)

2 Corgis dutifully called

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:30 PM (/rm4P)

3 Mrs. Muse and I watched the Fred Rogers biopic, Won't You Be My Neighbor? last night. A good documentary about a genuinely good man.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 07:30 PM (H+6se)

4 Hey, what did you do with James Monroe?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:31 PM (93ZJL)

5 I really like AI, especially hearing the bear talk. I wanted one of those bears. And of course one of those helicopters.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 07:32 PM (zLDYs)

6 No. 1 Son loved The Mule.

He is often wrong about movies, despite being a film major whose only interest in life is movies. He's young. Young people are mostly wrong.

But still, a good report on The Mule is encouraging. It looks from the trailers as if it could go either way.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 07:32 PM (fuK7c)

7 If you want to see Peter Jackson's* WWI documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" better get tickets soon. It's only in theaters for two showings, and it was nearly sold out for the show I'm seeing.


* No jokes about him stretching the war to 12 years and three movies

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 07:34 PM (Izzlo)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:34 PM (nlUp2)

9 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.
Posted by: Ben Had

Yes she did.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:35 PM (nlUp2)

10 watched AI a few months ago. Interesting and sad.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 07:35 PM (BJlbN)

11 I do admit after these long analysis of movies here I will be willing to give the subjects more attention at the next opportunity.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:35 PM (/rm4P)

12

Spielberg's movies are kinda stupid and childish.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:36 PM (2aDQU)

13 9 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.
Posted by: Ben Had

Yes she did.
Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:35 PM (nlUp2)

Humbug

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 07:36 PM (Izzlo)

14

Okay, so get this: My local fake news showed me a house in Wisconsin with some "interesting decorations."

Anyway, on the front yard is parked an RV, with a long black hose, at the end at the curb is a mannequin in a white bathrobe holding the end of the hose.


Who gets the movie reference?
(I don't.)

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:38 PM (2aDQU)

15 Watching Return of the Jedi, it really does get silly with the Teddy bears with pointy sticks.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:39 PM (/rm4P)

16 I liked Gigolo Joe's little song and dance

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 07:40 PM (BJlbN)

17 Spielberg ruined this flick. Candy coated schmaltz.

Posted by: 13times at December 15, 2018 07:41 PM (K3B2k)

18 Who gets the movie reference?
(I don't.)
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo

Christmas Vacation?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:41 PM (LOq4H)

19 This is interesting if you like film noir movies.

"Detour" (1945) - was made on a microbudget, yet is one of the most famous B-movies and film noir evah!,

is coming in March on Criterion blu-ray.

Interesting choice cuz it's been in public domain forever.

Anyway, if you've never seen it, here it is on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TfWhy--6a4


It's only about an hour long.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 07:41 PM (CRRq9)

20 Who gets the movie reference?"

Christmas vacation...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 07:42 PM (6qErC)

21 Anyway, on the front yard is parked an RV, with a long black hose, at the end at the curb is a mannequin in a white bathrobe holding the end of the hose.


Who gets the movie reference?
(I don't.)
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:38 PM (2aDQU)

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National Lampoon - Christmas. Mannequin is Cousin Eddie.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 07:44 PM (ffYR/)

22 21

Christmas Vacation.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 07:45 PM (ffYR/)

23

Is it Christmas Vacation? That makes sense.

I thought it was maybe The Big Lebowski.



Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:45 PM (2aDQU)

24 Ready Player One was crap.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (PUmDY)

25 I am simply amazed at the quality work of TheJamesMadison every weekend about movies.

One could spend a hundred grand+ and go to USC film school, or could save that hundred grand for whiskey and pudding cups and log into AoS every Saturday night.



You already know the path I have chosen.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (UsCnO)

26 Who gets the movie reference?

Citzen Kane.

Posted by: it's not easy being a movie cricket at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (Qvo9h)

27
Here's the Wisconsin story:

https://tinyurl.com/ya6a8yr3

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (2aDQU)

28 Once again, I haven't watched any movies this week (unless you want to count the old Atlas pad camera films I watched this afternoon), but I made a batch of popcorn to keep in the spirit of things on the Movie Thread.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (sdi6R)

29 Only saw Enemy Mine once, that was enough for me too.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:49 PM (/rm4P)

30
"I thought it was great. Anybody who has watched this movie enjoys it. Seeing Cousin Eddie out there, it's funny,' said Lodi police Lt. Craig Freitag. "I had to come back around to see if it was a real individual."

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:49 PM (2aDQU)

31 I hate AI

Though I admit that part of the reason I don't like is the way the robot is treated.

Perhaps the story is more a commentary on real children and their parents in a self absorbed world.

Posted by: MAGA at December 15, 2018 07:49 PM (oYSbJ)

32 I thought Jude Law was amazing in AI.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 07:50 PM (g/cxV)

33 Once again, I haven't watched any movies this week


I watched one which I'd already seen. Atomic Blond.

It's very stupid if you care about, oh, plot. But it's Berlin when the Wall is falling. And it's Charlize Theron kicking ass, getting nekkid, and doing lesbo stuff.

In Berlin, at one of my favorite points in history.

I will watch that again before I re-watch Citizen Kane.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 07:51 PM (fuK7c)

34 Who gets the movie reference?"

Gunga Din

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 07:51 PM (6qErC)

35 Asked earlier on KT's thread but no takers,
Is Wizard of Oz a musical or just a movie with a few songs?

I hate musicals but always loved WoO

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:51 PM (/rm4P)

36 28 Once again, I haven't watched any movies this week (unless you want to count the old Atlas pad camera films I watched this afternoon), but I made a batch of popcorn to keep in the spirit of things on the Movie Thread.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (sdi6R)

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You rich guys with your homemade popcorn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:51 PM (93ZJL)

37

Who gets the movie reference?



Horny Co-Eds 5 or was it 6?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 07:52 PM (SiINZ)

38 New laptop, Win10 mercifully slaughtered, Linux encamped.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2018 07:52 PM (oVJmc)

39 I thought Jude Law was amazing in AI.
He's no Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2018 07:53 PM (oVJmc)

40 The movie thread duties have been split between different Cobs, but would add they both do a fantastic presentation week after week.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:53 PM (/rm4P)

41 OM, have you seen that documentary about Kubrick's assistant? Very entertaining.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 07:54 PM (PUmDY)

42 Who gets the movie reference?



Horny Co-Eds 5 or was it 6?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 07:52 PM (SiINZ)


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I was thinking Ben-Hur but then I realized that Ben-Hur doesn't have an RV or a guy in a bathrobe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:54 PM (93ZJL)

43 Rewatching Mission Impossible Fallout again. Great action sequences--restroom fight was awesome and the helicopter chase scene really entertains. Tom Cruise brings it every time.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 07:54 PM (g/cxV)

44 Watched "A Very Murry Christmas" today. Much more enjoyable than I predicted.
Also watch some old "Keystone Cops", one of which is my wife's great grandfather. Still gives some laughs. Love slapstick.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 07:54 PM (r+sAi)

45 AI is top ten one of the worst films of all time, up there with Blood on The Sun, Hollow Man and Inception.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 07:55 PM (qxq6t)

46 Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Met With Bill De Blasio's Wife To Discuss Mental Health Issues

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My name is Ojos Locos and I'm crazy as hell!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 07:55 PM (+y/Ru)

47
If it I wasn't so senile I could remember Willow's nic before "willow."

She used several until we suggested she settle on one.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:56 PM (2aDQU)

48 Oh and I hate human looking aliens in movies.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 07:56 PM (r+sAi)

49 Whoops, JM.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 07:56 PM (PUmDY)

50 "And so, they all lived unhappily ever after".
"Gee, mommy, that was depressing. Read it again!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 15, 2018 07:57 PM (3sjI6)

51

That crazy millennial thinks she was elected president of the world.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:57 PM (2aDQU)

52 I've posted here before how a recurring theme in many Kubrick movies is the question of what it means to be human. e.g., HAL is more human than the astronauts in 2001.

Best example is A Clockwork Orange, and it's my favorite Kubrick.

The Igno-Son saw AI with his grandparents years ago and said it sucked donkey dicks. I trust his judgment and never saw it. Suspect it had something with Speilberg Disney-fying it

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 07:59 PM (1UZdv)

53 This afternoon I watched a 1940 war film, "Forty-thousand Horsemen" about the Australian Light Horse in WWI and Battle of Beersheba. what struck me was not only did 1987's "The Lighthorsemen" pretty much copy it in its entirety, but Peter Weir flat-out copied several scenes very closely in "Gallipoli." not kidding. i guess he figured no one would go back that far to some obscure WWII flic.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 15, 2018 07:59 PM (GspXG)

54 That crazy millennial thinks she was elected president of the world.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:57 PM (2aDQU)

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She should start smaller. I suggest Venezuela.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 08:00 PM (93ZJL)

55 When does Leni Speilberger do a movie about Herr Mueller?

"Triumph of the Will 2-Perjury Boogaloo".....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2018 08:00 PM (Z+IKu)

56 TJM, my sincerest sympathies for what you've been through. Glad to know the prayers helped. :-)

And wow, great piece. I've been wanting to watch AI for a long time and now I think I'll officially do it. Glad to finally learn what the whole story is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:00 PM (miE9U)

57 The Wiz is a musical, the WoO is not.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

58 >>He's no Brian Dennehy.

Funny story. When I lived in CT, I saw Brian Dennehy shopping for groceries two times, one year apart. What's weird is both times it was the day before Thanksgiving when the grocery store is like a mad house. I almost never saw anyone I knew in the grocery store...not a neighbor or a friend. I only ever saw my own father once while shopping, even though he went to the same dang grocery store I did multiple times a week, but Brian Dennehy I see twice?! What are the odds?

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (g/cxV)

59 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.
Posted by: Ben Had

Yes she did.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:35 PM (nlUp2)


Thanks to the both of yez. I'd have been wondering what the heck was going on until you cleared it up!

I guess now terminal threads are bahhed?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (f3oO4)

60 She should start smaller. I suggest Venezuela.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
Hell, mayor of Detroit.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (LOq4H)

61 I also wanted to share here, BIG news:

GOSNELL is coming out on DVD only (no blu-ray that I can find), on Tuesday, February 5. The price at Amazon is $9.99.

I've already pre-ordered my copy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:02 PM (miE9U)

62 Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Met With Bill De Blasio's Wife To Discuss Mental Health Issues

A real "meeting of the minds", so to speak. That must have been a hoot.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 15, 2018 08:02 PM (Tyii7)

63 I very badly want to see They Shall Not Grow Old, the WWI Documentary that Peter Jackson put together. I hear amazing things about it.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 15, 2018 08:03 PM (2eKoI)

64 TJM, just one more thing to add to your review of AI:

It just struck me, the way you described it, reminds me a bit of Lolita, which is the only Kubrick film I've ever watched that I thought had a real emotional wallop, especially with regard to its ending.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:03 PM (miE9U)

65 He M. Night Syamalamadingding-donged Pinocchio, some with a little bit of "History shows again and again how nature points points out the folly of man" Changeawarmology Godzilla thrown in. Though I would like one of those Teddy robots to hand me wrenches when I'm underneath a vehicle, or to call my shots at the range.

Posted by: The Practical Popeil at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (ysAcm)

66 New laptop, Win10 mercifully slaughtered, Linux encamped.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2018 07:52 PM (oVJmc)


Embrace the differences, and enjoy the Linux experience ~!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (f3oO4)

67 Just saw Green Book. It's good, but a bit ABC Movie of the Week. Two principals are great and will get Oscar nods. And it has Linda Cardellini, who I love.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (1UZdv)

68

They couldn't get a theater release of Gosnell movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (2aDQU)

69 I only ever saw my own father once while shopping, even though he went to the same dang grocery store I did multiple times a week, but Brian Dennehy I see twice?! What are the odds?

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (g/cxV)




He's stalking you

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 08:05 PM (SiINZ)

70 Soothsayer, there was a theatrical release of Gosnell. It was playing at an Edwards Cinemas nearby me for just over a month.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:05 PM (miE9U)

71 She should start smaller. I suggest Venezuela.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
Hell, mayor of Detroit.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:01 PM (LOq4H)

Mayor of Detroit? Whoa, nellie! Let's not get carried away. Who do you think I am? Jesus?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 15, 2018 08:05 PM (3sjI6)

72 They couldn't get a theater release of Gosnell movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (2aDQU)


Narrative uber alles!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 15, 2018 08:05 PM (f3oO4)

73
Oh.

Your "on DVD only" confused me.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:06 PM (2aDQU)

74
Harold and Lillian, a hollywood love story was a good documentary I saw a few weeks ago. I learned all kinds of stuff about movie making that I never imagined.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (r+sAi)

75 Sooth, sorry. I was just emphasizing that only a DVD edition of the movie will become available, not a blu-ray.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (miE9U)

76 >>He's stalking you

Heh. I suppose that would make life interesting.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (g/cxV)

77 I always assumed the middle part was Spielberg cuz it was s-o-o-o-o-o on the nose and splashy.

Zero subtlety. That's probably why Kubrick had such a hard time finishing "AI", he knew that it blew.

Great beginning - but how to get to that 3rd act to get the ending he wanted.

He wanted to show the difference between humans who don't love a robot - it's just a toy.
And a robot who loves, truly loves, when he's just a toy to them. This (hint, hint) is the function in the movie of the teddy bear.

It's a toy that mimics love and caring.

Is this all that David is?

Kubrick's solution would not have been Spielberg's solution. Kubrick knew the value of silence and quiet in his movies. Spielberg doesn't know this at all.

And it's why this movie feel like it's back is broken.

We need that middle section to work in a Kubrickian way to accept David's sad ending.

The middle programs us to expect an "escape", if you will, to a happy ending.

The middle doesn't let us know that whether or not David's love is real, it doesn't matter to those around him whether alien or human. They just want him to function within their parameters.

In the end, David's love is a flaw for the aliens. And he is put down for his flaw.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (CRRq9)

78 Movies of historical events will be similar. I read two different books on Andersonville prison in the Civil war, wasn't sure they were different books for awhile but they were from two different prisoners. The Andersonville movie is exactly from them but which?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (/rm4P)

79 Posted by: Anonymous White Male

Hey! I used the lower case "m" in Mayor.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:07 PM (LOq4H)

80
I learned something, then.

DVD and BluRay are considered different media.
I thought Blu Ray was a special kind of DVD.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:08 PM (2aDQU)

81 Who gets the movie reference?
(I don't.)


That's Cousin Eddie.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 08:09 PM (98WNR)

82 I've never seen this, nor can I. You need to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy a movie.

But this concept of an AI becoming conscious is so stupid I could never suspend disbelief.

Because for whatever behavior an AI exhibited, no matter how complicated and human, we could offer a full account of it, based upon its programming that had no need to invoke consciousness.

Therefore to invoke consciousness is magical, superstitious, irrational thinking. It violates Occam's razor. Why would you need to say "we've managed to get this machine whose functions we can explain, to behave like a human. THEREFORE *boom* it must be conscious".

It's pure superstition to think that an advanced imitation can become the thing imitated. We don't yet understand consciousness, and it's stupid to think that producing a sophisticated fraud will magically produce the same thing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 08:09 PM (/qEW2)

83 The best "robots as human" movie is still Blade Runner.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:10 PM (LOq4H)

84 Sooth, blu-rays are printed digitally on a disc, just like a DVD or CD. But a DVD player can't play a blu-ray.

A blu-ray player can, OTOH, play a DVD or a CD. And a DVD player can play a CD.

So for simplicity's sake, I call the three of them, whole different formats.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:10 PM (miE9U)

85 Prayer for comfort for you and your wife TJM.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 15, 2018 08:10 PM (EZebt)

86 I'm swimming...drowning...in content bb

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 08:11 PM (0tfLf)

87
Ah, so, (anyone remember "Ah-So" sauce?), DVD's max out at sub-HD resolution, or 480p.

Whereas Blu Rays are HD, FHD, and Super HD.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:11 PM (2aDQU)

88 Merry Christmas, Clark! Shitter's full!

Posted by: Cousin Eddie at December 15, 2018 08:11 PM (Tyii7)

89 Speaking of Kubrickian movies...

"Memento" is on cable this month.

What a great great great piece of ice cold character dissecting modern film noir that is!

Keeps you guessing till the bleakest ending possible emerges at the end.

If you've never seen it, watch it now. Right now!!!


Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:12 PM (CRRq9)

90
But all the discs are in DVD form.

Just like all soda is "Coke."

And all microwaves used to be called "Radarranges."

And all skidsteer loaders are "Bobcats."

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:13 PM (2aDQU)

91 Steve and Cold Bear, it almost sounds as if you're making Kubrick's argument for him, as I interpret it via TJM's explanation of AI.

Basically you're saying, that the film is saying, that a robot could be, and was, invented that could actually perceive and feel things at 100% the levels, metaphysically, physically, emotionally, whatever, that a human would.

But because David as a robot CANNOT grow and mature physically like a human can, his ability to feel all these things, becomes a curse to him. Thus, his entire creation was an act of cruelty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:13 PM (miE9U)

92 Ex Machina was a good robot movie.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 08:14 PM (PUmDY)

93 You need a blu-ray player to see that kind of disk, will a DVD play also?
I have a DVD player so blu-ray wouldn't do me any good.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 08:14 PM (/rm4P)

94 naturalfake, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:14 PM (miE9U)

95
Grump and grammie aren't around...

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:15 PM (2aDQU)

96 Cosmic, yup.
And, Ex Machina seemed to embrace the POV that Steve and Cold Bear is expressing above, which is that a robot is a robot... it can only feel or express things so much as to benefit *itself.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:15 PM (miE9U)

97 naturalfake, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:14 PM (miE9U)



About what?

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:15 PM (CRRq9)

98 Skip, your DVD player will play DVDs and CDs.
It will *not* play blu-rays.

Call me crazy, I think a BR player is worth it these days. Besides the fact that it's the very last physical media likely to ever be available, the players are now easily as inexpensive as DVD players were ($99 for a well-reviewed Sony at Amazon, for instance).

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:16 PM (miE9U)

99
Cousin Eddie drained the RV's poop-hold in the gutter?

I wonder how many people know the curbside's storm drain is not a sewer drain. Two different systems.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:17 PM (2aDQU)

100
Just like all soda is "Coke."

And all microwaves used to be called "Radarranges."

And all skidsteer loaders are "Bobcats."
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:13 PM (2aDQU)

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And all adult diapers are Depends!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at December 15, 2018 08:17 PM (93ZJL)

101 Soothsayer, I'm old school; I remember when CDs were something new and special, and set out in a special small little corner of the record store (MusicPlus, Wherehouse) by themselves with a big shiny sign: "CDs!!"

So for me, I actually still kinda think of DVDs and blu-ray as super-advanced CDs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:18 PM (miE9U)

102

I bought my first DVD player in 1999, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:18 PM (2aDQU)

103 There were a TON of plans for CDs that never came to fruition, BTW.

I believe in the early 1980s, some of the predictions were:

- there would eventually be double-sided CDs, just like LPs were double-sided.

- "CD Video" would become a big thing.

- And of course, recordable CDs, which came about but didn't seem to set the world on fire like some people thought it would.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:19 PM (miE9U)

104 Sooth, Bobcat and Bobcat dealers get pissed off when they hear other skidsteers called Bobcat. PISSED OFF.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:20 PM (zLDYs)

105

Speaking of old CDs...

no one remembers PUTT PUTT?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:20 PM (2aDQU)

106 Sooth, I got my first DVD player in 2001. Was a bonus from my boss at the law firm I was working at, at the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:20 PM (miE9U)

107 My kids played Putt Putt. Putt Putt Goes to the Moon.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2018 08:21 PM (UdKB7)

108

Well, I don't know if Bobcat invented the skidsteer, (they probably did ), but they sure did make them popular.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:21 PM (2aDQU)

109 108

Well, I don't know if Bobcat invented the skidsteer, (they probably did ), but they sure did make them popular.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo

I think it was Case...AOP may know.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:22 PM (LOq4H)

110

I think I still have a Putt Putt CD, and a Mavis Beacon CD. Nice gal. She taught me how to type.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:23 PM (2aDQU)

111 I was reading the other day about how it's now impossible to really "own" a John Deere anything, because they all have to use JD's proprietary software to run... and JD will only ever LEASE those licenses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:23 PM (miE9U)

112 I never watched A.I. Artificial Intelligence and I like Sci-Fi, I just had my fill of Haley Joel Osment by the time it came out.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 08:23 PM (4thlk)

113 Ready Player One was crap.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (PUmDY)

I spent the 80's in HS and college. I like the 80's. I don't need the nostalgia fest that was Ready Player One. Since I went in with low expectations, it was okay. No hate for it. It was simply not that interesting.

Posted by: WOPR at December 15, 2018 08:24 PM (J70i0)

114 Sooth, Bobcat did invent the skidsteer loader but everybody and their dog builds them now. Except maybe DeWalt and Mikita.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:24 PM (zLDYs)

115

The Chinese make the John Deere, now.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:24 PM (2aDQU)

116 Evening Morons. Had a very relaxed day sitting on my fanny on the sofa.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (cS3Yq)

117 AoSHQ. Come for movie talk.

Stay for skid-steer/Bobcat talk.

Never a dull moment.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (fmOMA)

118 ALH, you too huh? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (miE9U)

119 113 Ready Player One was crap.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (PUmDY)

I spent the 80's in HS and college. I like the 80's. I don't need the nostalgia fest that was Ready Player One. Since I went in with low expectations, it was okay. No hate for it. It was simply not that interesting.
Posted by: WOPR at December 15, 2018 08:24 PM (J70i0)

The riffrtax roast looks pretty good

www.rifftrax.com/ready-player-one

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (Izzlo)

120 Never seen AI, and never had any real reason to seek it out. See you guys next weekend.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (l9m7l)

121 114 Sooth, Bobcat did invent the skidsteer loader but everybody and their dog builds them now. Except maybe DeWalt and Mikita.
Posted by: Eromero

I stand corrected.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:26 PM (LOq4H)

122 111 I was reading the other day about how it's now impossible to really "own" a John Deere anything, because they all have to use JD's proprietary software to run... and JD will only ever LEASE those licenses.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:23 PM (miE9U)
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Some of their newer, bigger equipment is complex as shit. My little tractor and Gator get around just fine without all the new-tangled stuff.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:26 PM (MVjcR)

123 118 ALH, you too huh? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:25 PM (miE9U)

Yup.
We did go out for dinner as I was too lazy to fix anything.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 08:26 PM (cS3Yq)

124 I hate AI

Though I admit that part of the reason I don't like is the way the robot is treated.

Perhaps the story is more a commentary on real children and their parents in a self absorbed world.
Posted by: MAGA at December 15, 2018 07:49 PM (oYSbJ)

I hate it for the exact opposite reason. I hate that humanity is made to be so ugly while machines are the true good beings. As Heinlein said, I'm rooting for humanity.

Posted by: WOPR at December 15, 2018 08:27 PM (J70i0)

125 Are robots considered AI?

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 08:27 PM (cS3Yq)

126 I hate that Deere turned the gator, from a work horse, into a glorified golf cart

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 08:27 PM (Nv4st)

127 125 Are robots considered AI?
Posted by: ALH


Depends on the software package.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:28 PM (LOq4H)

128 Basically you're saying, that the film is saying, that a robot could be, and was, invented that could actually perceive and feel things at 100% the levels, metaphysically, physically, emotionally, whatever, that a human would.

But because David as a robot CANNOT grow and mature physically like a human can, his ability to feel all these things, becomes a curse to him. Thus, his entire creation was an act of cruelty.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:13 PM (miE9U)


I agree if it were possible that would be a cruelty. To design something that was conscious (perhaps based on some genetic technology) that was just designed for one function, and could not mature beyond that, it would be sadistic. But I haven't seen the movie. I'm not a big Haley Osment fan .

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 08:29 PM (/qEW2)

129 ALH, depends on how advanced the robot is.

I don't think a roomba is considered AI. Too basic.

IMHO, arguably the closest things you can actually acquire that use "AI," are the Alexa-type devices.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:29 PM (miE9U)

130 I think all Cats under 100 hp are built other than U.S. If I was buying a backhoe these days it would be CaseIH, probably same with skidsteer loader, but Kubota for tractor/loader/bush hog/boxblade combo. Need that winning lotto ticket first.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:29 PM (zLDYs)

131 126 I hate that Deere turned the gator, from a work horse, into a glorified golf cart
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 08:27 PM (Nv4st)
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I know what you mean. My '09 620i is a tough little customer, though. 4WD and an electric dump bed. Solid little unit!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:30 PM (MVjcR)

132 Steve, I'm not either to be honest.
Haley has a Spielberg face, not a Kubrick one :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:30 PM (miE9U)

133 Speaking of CD's, anyone besides me have one of those retrofit car CD players that had an attachment that went into the cassette player? They didn't work to good, since they sat on the floor or dash every bump in the road you hit it glitched.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 08:31 PM (4thlk)

134 lowandslow, yup, those things were a waste of money. Just useless junk.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:32 PM (miE9U)

135

You don't want a conventional backhoe.

Cat now makes a mini-excavator that can operate like a skidsteer, and comes with a half-ass loader bucket that goes on the dozer blade.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:32 PM (2aDQU)

136 naturalfake, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:14 PM (miE9U)


Hey, qdpsteve,

I'll assume you're referring to
"Memento".

No sarcasm. It's a great movie.

Basically, it's the movie that made Not sure why it worked thatHollywood make Christopher Nolan the director for the Dark Knight Batman Trilogy.

Not sure why it worked out that way cuz the movie is very Kubrickian. And nobody would call Kubrick an action director.

But, it was a good call ultimately.

Anyway check out "Memento" it's great.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:32 PM (CRRq9)

137 That hand job at the end of AI was bananas!

Posted by: pro edger at December 15, 2018 08:33 PM (UkK38)

138 I did. Power source was lighter.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 08:33 PM (PUmDY)

139 naturalfake, will do, thanks.
I believe it's one of the films Syd Field recommended in his book "Screenplay."

He also recommended Cold Mountain, Seabiscuit, The Matrix, and Crimson Tide, as movies that aspiring screenwriters can learn from.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:33 PM (miE9U)

140 What about a preprogram able coffee pot?

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 08:34 PM (cS3Yq)

141 Oh no, wait.
The movie Syd Field was talking about, was Magnolia.
Never mind!

Posted by: qdp "Emily Latella" steve at December 15, 2018 08:34 PM (miE9U)

142
Speaking of CD's, anyone besides me have one of those retrofit car CD players that had an attachment that went into the cassette player?

Oh ya.
I was kinda amazed at the magic of it all.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:34 PM (2aDQU)

143 You don't want a conventional backhoe.

Or a conventional ho in the back, for that matter... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (miE9U)

144 Weasel, mine has 4w drive but my bed area can hold almost 2,000 lbs and still dump. Looking at the bed size , I've got as much as twice as much bed area.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (Nv4st)

145 Watched "It's A Wonderful Life" again today with my hubby who had never seen it before. Love that movie so much!! Hubby liked it too, even commented, "why can't they make good movies anymore?"

Posted by: jmel at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (OeWgo)

146 My first car had an AM radio.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (MVjcR)

147

Magnetic Tape devices, which are obsolete, are like mysterious magic to me.

Heck, how television signals float through the air and magically appear on my tv as people is like magic..

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:36 PM (2aDQU)

148 I always cry at the end of It's a Wonderful Life.

George Bailey was one of those home town heros.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 08:36 PM (cS3Yq)

149 Exciting end to the Camelia Bowl.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 08:37 PM (PUmDY)

150 Ah Sooth, good and decent friend, backhoes, like helicopters, are almost as strong a.....stimulant.....as valu-rite. To me anyway. A 'conventional' backhoe it is. By the way, I have operated a Bobcat inside a boxcar.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:37 PM (zLDYs)

151 144 Weasel, mine has 4w drive but my bed area can hold almost 2,000 lbs and still dump. Looking at the bed size , I've got as much as twice as much bed area.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (Nv4st)
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I think the bed capacity on mine is something like 1750 pounds. It's not huge.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:37 PM (MVjcR)

152 145 Watched "It's A Wonderful Life" again today with my hubby who had never seen it before. Love that movie so much!! Hubby liked it too, even commented, "why can't they make good movies anymore?"
Posted by: jme

I love that movie, but if one watches with jaundiced eye, George is one bitter, angry man.
(I kid, a little.)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:38 PM (LOq4H)

153
Backhoes are good. It's a backhoe and a loader -- I get it. A good value.

But I can do more with a wheeled excavator.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:38 PM (2aDQU)

154 "My first car had an AM radio."


With one sun dried speaker in the dash.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 08:38 PM (4thlk)

155 Watched Predestination when it came out. I think it is one of the best adapations of a Heinlein story out there, even though it adds another layer to the story.

Posted by: redchief at December 15, 2018 08:39 PM (mL4jt)

156 Anyone here ever see "Noises Off"?

Hearing it's pretty funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (miE9U)

157 Georgia Southern wins! Highway 41 indeed!

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (zLDYs)

158 It wasn't Spielberg who ruined the film, it was Kubrick. Somehow the creator of two of the greatest science fiction films of all time forgot how to do science fiction.

It's totally inconsistent. We have a world we are told is resource-poor and on the verge of societal collapse. And in that poor world we have: pretend-child robots (no displaced children in need of families?), robot demolition derbies (because in a resource-poor world destroying expensive machines is something you do?), an entire city devoted to sex robots, flying submarine police cars, and robot-salvage hunters in hot air balloons (HUH?).

It DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (+gvbf)

159 146 My first car had an AM radio.
Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe

Well lah tee dah. (first "car" 52chev PU)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (LOq4H)

160

Ever use a Blaupunkt car stereo?
I'd rather have a Delco (Philco?) AM radio.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (2aDQU)

161

Philco was...Ford?

And Delco was....GM?

Then WHO Chrysler?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:41 PM (2aDQU)

162 Eromero, that was fun to watch.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 08:42 PM (PUmDY)

163
Well lah tee dah. (first "car" 52chev PU)
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (LOq4H)
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Nice!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:42 PM (MVjcR)

164 Philco was Ford.
Then it got sold to... GTE.

My dad worked for GTE and was able to buy electronics made by their subsidiaries for cheap at the company store.

So... my family's first VCR was a Philco VHS machine. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:42 PM (miE9U)

165 156 Anyone here ever see "Noises Off"?

Hearing it's pretty funny.

I liked it, your mileage may vary.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:43 PM (LOq4H)

166 I have cd's, but don't think I ever played one in my truck that has a cd player.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 08:43 PM (/rm4P)

167 Watched Predestination when it came out. I think it is one of the best adapations of a Heinlein story out there, even though it adds another layer to the story.
Posted by: redchief at December 15, 2018 08:39 PM (mL4jt)

I agree.

Posted by: WOPR at December 15, 2018 08:43 PM (J70i0)

168 25 I am simply amazed at the quality work of TheJamesMadison every weekend about movies.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 07:46 PM (UsCnO)
_________

I agree. This post is making me rethink a film I dismissed and now I have to see it again. Not just because I'm a fan of both Kubrick and Spielberg but because I never saw this depth of meaning in it, and especially his analysis of the ending.

Posted by: Jim S. at December 15, 2018 08:43 PM (ynUnH)

169 I was just flipping thru channels last night and TCM had just started The Blackboard Jungle. Ashamed to admit I have never seen it. So.. watched the whole thing. Great movie and to see a very young Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow was something else indeed. Also, a very young Jamie Farr! Anne Francis was such a beauty. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I felt so much of it rang true today.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:44 PM (dUJdY)

170 The beautiful and tasteful Mrs naturalfake was a big Queen fan, so-

off we went to see "Bohemian Rhapsody" this week.

It's pretty good.

Basically, the movie is two and a half parts.

The first part is how the band got together and made BH and their climb to fame.

The second part is a homosexual melodrama about how Gay-Yoko broke up the band and the fallout from that.

The half-part is how Freddie Mercury confronts his mortality by performing at LiveAid.

Great acting. Good directing. Storyline was what it was.

If that sounds lie the kind of thing you'd like, you probably will.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:45 PM (CRRq9)

171 It DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2018 08:40 PM (+gvbf)

True. Plus I thought the guys at the end were aliens, not robots.

Posted by: WOPR at December 15, 2018 08:45 PM (J70i0)

172 Obamacare RIP.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ecwedt

Posted by: ryukyu at December 15, 2018 08:45 PM (vKhgw)

173 naturalfake, hearing good things about Bohemian Rhapsody, but I just can't get excited about going to see it. Don't ask me why.

Now when there's a Weird Al bioflick, katy bar the door!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 08:46 PM (miE9U)

174 I don't care for A.I., any of it. It's one of those films that I want to like, because it deals with subjects I am interested in, but I just don't.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 15, 2018 08:47 PM (H5knJ)

175 If that sounds lie the kind of thing you'd like, you probably will.

I loved it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:48 PM (dUJdY)

176 @172
Hold My Beer!!!
--Random Hawaiin Judge Number 5

Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:48 PM (qxq6t)

177 I thought I was alone in my love for 'AI.' I didn't know Kubrick was involved but in retrospect should've guessed. Re David's ability to love, of course he can. Dogs can love, in their way. But just because it's common doesn't mean it isn't special. Anyway, I'm the type who watches & rewatches favorite movies except those that are--to me--an emotional ordeal. 'Requiem for a Dream' is one such. So is 'The Passion.' So is 'AI.' I've only seen it twice.

This was a powerful & insightful review, by the way. I always enjoy your reviews.

Posted by: troyriser at December 15, 2018 08:48 PM (1JpTT)

178 Watched Predestination when it came out. I think it is one of the best adapations of a Heinlein story out there, even though it adds another layer to the story.

Posted by: redchief at December 15, 2018 08:39 PM (mL4jt)


I agree.

When I heard they were making a movie of "All You Zombies",

I thought "there is no way this can work".

But, I was wrong. Excellent adaptation.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:48 PM (CRRq9)

179 3 Mrs. Muse and I watched the Fred Rogers biopic, Won't You Be My Neighbor? last night. A good documentary about a genuinely good man.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 07:30 PM (H+6se)


Mrs IMG and I are watching it as I write.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 15, 2018 08:49 PM (di1hb)

180 I saw Bohemian Rhapsody and liked it. Multiple Queen earworms for days thereafter, until Dr. Mrs. T. finally fired up Pandora for a Queen marathon to purge our brains.

Best part of BR: Freddy's promiscuous gay club scene period is treated as something bad. He is encouraged by bad people to make bad choices and suffers tremendously as a result. There's no "beautiful doomed boys" made victims by "ignorance and bigotry."

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2018 08:49 PM (+gvbf)

181 145
Watched "It's A Wonderful Life" again today with my hubby who had never
seen it before. Love that movie so much!! Hubby liked it too, even
commented, "why can't they make good movies anymore?"

Posted by: jmel
Your husband had never seen it???? Then I'm guessing he's never seen "Meet John Doe". Same director, Frank Capra, made just before the war. Guarantee it will be on TV where you are between now and Christmas. Trust me. Most underrated Christmas movie of all time.

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 08:50 PM (mDieY)

182 Followup about Bohemian Rhapsody: I note that the movie has a split rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences like it a LOT more than critics. The critics apparently want there to be more pro-gay promiscuity propaganda.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2018 08:51 PM (+gvbf)

183 I second the recommendations of two other movies mentioned on this thread: Memento and Predestination. Both are incredible.

Posted by: Jim S. at December 15, 2018 08:51 PM (ynUnH)

184 The Rocketman trailer is very promising.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 08:52 PM (PUmDY)

185 Obamacare RIP.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ecwedt
Posted by: ryukyu at December 15, 2018 08:45 PM (vKhgw)



The MFM is already predicting that will kill the GOP because everyone LOVES BarryCare and no one wants to see it go because everyone will DIE if it does.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 08:52 PM (SiINZ)

186 Then I'm guessing he's never seen "Meet John Doe". Same director, Frank Capra, made just before the war. Guarantee it will be on TV where you are between now and Christmas. Trust me. Most underrated Christmas movie of all time.

I've heard of it but have never seen it. Will have to check it out.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:53 PM (dUJdY)

187 There's no "beautiful doomed boys" made victims by "ignorance and bigotry."
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 15, 2018 08:49 PM (+gvbf)

This analysis actually helps me, as I decide whether I want to see this movie. I still have time, as I won't see it until it's available in other media.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 08:54 PM (fmOMA)

188 Haven't watched any Christmas movies yet, Its a Wonderful Life is one usually see at some point.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 08:54 PM (/rm4P)

189 Congratulations, Mr. Peebles !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 15, 2018 08:54 PM (mfOi4)

190 Speaking of not making sense, I watched part of Interstellar again this morning.

Briefly, the movie is about this engineer/pilot who is trying to find a new world for earth's population to move to b/c earth's climate has been so compromised that the planet is becoming one big dust bowl.

They show the engineer and his family living in a big farmhouse with the windows WIDE open, dust and sand everywhere on every surface in the house, they drive cars with the windows WIDE open, and they put on cheesy dust masks and goggles when the big storms blow in.

I may not be an engineer, but I would sure as shooting have an improvised filtration system for my family, especially given the plot point of this engineer's family members dying because of all of the dust in the air affecting their lungs. Makes no sense that they live in the dust when it isn't necessary to do so. Seems so contrived and simply stupid. Then they add to the incredulity by building eleven or so spaceships to travel into deep space, and even in proximity to a worm hole, yet can't figure out how to filter the air back on earth?

?!Arg!

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 15, 2018 08:55 PM (g/cxV)

191 The follow up last night was To Sir With Love. Another great movie. God, I remember when that song came out. I'm old.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:55 PM (dUJdY)

192 185 Obamacare RIP.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ecwedt
Posted by: ryukyu at December 15, 2018 08:45 PM (vKhgw)



The MFM is already predicting that will kill the GOP because everyone LOVES BarryCare and no one wants to see it go because everyone will DIE if it does.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

After the Planned Parenthood non-decision by SCOTUS, I'm not optimistic about O-care dying.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:56 PM (LOq4H)

193 I was thinking about AI the other day. It had some really memorable scenes . I am notorious for forgetting major parts of the plot of a movie though. I'm glad you covered it TheJamesMadison.

Posted by: goodluckduck at December 15, 2018 08:56 PM (V8zw+)

194 Gotta run, but tomorrow night is ABC's annual running of Christopher Plummer's most hated accomplishment. Three hour movie that will take 4 hours to show.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 08:56 PM (ZWGeP)

195 Happy Trails to you until we meet again.
Say 0500 Sunday for cofveve here on the parade ground?

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 08:57 PM (zLDYs)

196 191 The follow up last night was To Sir With Love. Another great movie. God, I remember when that song came out. I'm old.
Posted by: Jewells45

Get in line sister, get in line. lol

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:59 PM (LOq4H)

197 Watched "A Very Murry Christmas" today. Much more enjoyable than I predicted.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 07:54 PM (r+sAi)

----------------------------------------

We'll have to agree to disagree. I tried watching that last year. Made it 15-20 minutes before I turned it off.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 08:59 PM (+F0Wk)

198 Speaking of Christopher Plummer...

I rewatched "The Silent Partner"(197 again this week.

Still a great little thriller set around Christmas time.

Available for Streaming on Amazon for $2.99.


Check it out. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:59 PM (CRRq9)

199 All politicians should report to the VA for their healthcare.


Prediction: VA gets biggest surplus in history,

Posted by: ryukyu at December 15, 2018 09:01 PM (vKhgw)

200 Haven't watched any Christmas movies yet, Its a Wonderful Life is one usually see at some point.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 08:54 PM (/rm4P)

-----------------------------

Watched "Twas the Night Before Christmas" the other day (AMC on Sling has a bunch of Christmas shows on demand). Fond memories from my childhood.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 09:02 PM (+F0Wk)

201 Just put It's a Wonderful Life in the DD player.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:02 PM (cS3Yq)

202 186
Then I'm guessing he's never seen "Meet John Doe". Same director, Frank
Capra, made just before the war. Guarantee it will be on TV where you
are between now and Christmas. Trust me. Most underrated Christmas movie
of all time.



I've heard of it but have never seen it. Will have to check it out.
Please do! I hate to say anything, because I don't want to spoil anything for you. But, with all due respect, have I seen posts from you that you're a pretty serious Christian?

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 09:03 PM (mDieY)

203 201 Just put It's a Wonderful Life in the DD player.
Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:02 PM (cS3Yq)

What's a double-D player? Sounds like fun!

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo)

204 Robin William in 'Bicentennial Man'. A sentient Mister Roboto.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 15, 2018 09:04 PM (QZGEv)

205 I meant to say DVD player.

You are so silly, josephistan.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:04 PM (cS3Yq)

206 199 All politicians should report to the VA for their healthcare.


Prediction: VA gets biggest surplus in history,
Posted by: ryukyu

"No Senators salary shall exceed the per capita income of their state."

"No Representatives salary shall exceed the per capita income of their district."

"All elected officials shall purchase health insurance in their state."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:05 PM (LOq4H)

207 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies, even if it was a TV movie. Hated the TV series though, horrible acting and too heavy handed with it's moral preaching. I other words, Patricia Neal was good and Micheal Learned wasn't.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:05 PM (4thlk)

208 Mrs and I watched the Kurt Russel Santa Claus movie this week. Both of us enjoyed it very much.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 15, 2018 09:05 PM (QWpu1)

209 Watching The Omega Man with Charleston Heston.

Still holds up. Heston was a stud.

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 15, 2018 09:06 PM (HLjZZ)

210 Is this the ear you can't hear out of?

George Bailey I'll love you til the day I die.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:06 PM (cS3Yq)

211 83 The best "robots as human" movie is still Blade Runner.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 08:10 PM (LOq4H)

++++

Except the Replicants are not robots or AI. They are constructed, but of flesh. That's why they are given fake memories: to try to manipulate and control them. But that was still inexact and ultimately ineffective.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 15, 2018 09:07 PM (l6adN)

212 The afternoon soaps and a bottle of cold brew.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:07 PM (PUmDY)

213 I wonder how many people know the curbside's storm drain is not a sewer drain. Two different systems.

No, same thing, but one of them flows to The Bay.

Posted by: SF Streets Dept. at December 15, 2018 09:08 PM (nIvDu)

214 "Blast of Silence" is a rare Christmas noir movie

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 09:08 PM (Izzlo)

215 Heston is the only man who could wear a Moss green velvet jacket and a ruffled shirt and still be manly.

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 15, 2018 09:08 PM (HLjZZ)

216 Except the Replicants are not robots or AI. They are constructed, but of flesh. That's why they are given fake memories: to try to manipulate and control them. But that was still inexact and ultimately ineffective.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Respectfully disagree, if it is built by the hand of man, it's a robot, or synthetic, but, semantics.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:09 PM (LOq4H)

217 Mrs and I watched the Kurt Russel Santa Claus movie this week. Both of us enjoyed it very much.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 15, 2018 09:05 PM (QWpu1)

----------------------------

The family and I watched it recently, on the recommendation of other Morons. We enjoyed it as well (though the elves were a little strange)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (+F0Wk)

218 Watching a great Christmas movie, Revenge of Frankenstein, on Svengoolie. Peter Cushing was so awesome.

Posted by: Blutarski at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (+Tibp)

219 "No Representatives salary shall exceed the per capita income of their district."

No should their time out of jail.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (nIvDu)

220 182 Followup about Bohemian Rhapsody: I note that the movie has a split rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences like it a LOT more than critics. The critics apparently want there to be more pro-gay promiscuity propaganda.
Posted by: Trimegistus



I read that the director wanted to make it a quasi-gay porn flick but the band said "Nah". Freddy was more than where he put his dick. Sure glad Brian and he band kept an eye on the process of the movie. FM was a supremely talented singer and a hell of a showman.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (WNAuL)

221 Dinner done.
Cosmos consumed.
Scotch poured.

Question to the Horde.

Is Animal House a Christmas movie???

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (0tfLf)

222 I wonder how many people know the curbside's storm drain is not a sewer drain. Two different systems.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:17 PM (2aDQU)

++++

It's all pipes.

Posted by: George Costanza at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (l6adN)

223

Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war! He got the Congressional Medal
of Honor! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!
Every man on that transport died. Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry.

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 09:12 PM (mDieY)

224 It's all pipes.
Posted by: George Costanza

Great, now the movie thread moves to porno...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:12 PM (LOq4H)

225 I watched a recent Sci-Fi movie last week called Life. Jake Gyllenhall (or whatever) and Ryan Reynolds on the International Space Station. They discover a Martian life form. Then stuff happens.

Great unexpected twist at the end. Gut wrenching, really. Special effects were superb.

Posted by: Blutarski at December 15, 2018 09:13 PM (+Tibp)

226 "We could call the police, but they'd be on my side."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:14 PM (LOq4H)

227 Trading Places is a great Christmas movie.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:14 PM (PUmDY)

228 The family and I watched it recently, on the recommendation of other Morons. We enjoyed it as well (though the elves were a little strange)
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 09:10 PM (+F0Wk)

Yeah, elves took a bit to get used to. It was good to see Mrs Claus. Haven't seen her in a movie in ages.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 15, 2018 09:14 PM (QWpu1)

229 They couldn't get a theater release of Gosnell movie?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (2aDQU)


I saw it in a theater.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 09:14 PM (4HMW8)

230 'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la

Ilhan Omar
@IlhanMN
Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

-
Hmmm. Who'd a thought an Islamic representative elect who married her brother would be a crazy ass Jew hater?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 09:14 PM (+y/Ru)

231 Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:15 PM (cS3Yq)

232 It also has Thanksgiving and New Years

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:16 PM (PUmDY)

233 My first car had an AM radio.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the *#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (MVjcR)


My first car had a rumble seat.

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 15, 2018 09:16 PM (u5LFV)

234 Watching a great Christmas movie, Revenge of Frankenstein, on Svengoolie. Peter Cushing was so awesome.

I have been trying to find Hammer's horror films on Blu-ray. It's hard to do so for a reasonable price. I love Hammer films, but there schlocky B-films at best, but are priced like they're treasure. It seems absurd to have to pay more for them than current films (that are usually better made). It's a shame there's not a large box set covering all of these.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 15, 2018 09:17 PM (H5knJ)

235 Suicide doors?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:17 PM (PUmDY)

236 My first car had an AM radio.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the *#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (MVjcR)

I learned how to drive in my mom's 64 Mustang. 4 on the floor.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:17 PM (cS3Yq)

237 He's baaaack! And this time Chalupa's with him!

Michael Avenatti
@MichaelAvenatti
I am now representing Alexandra Chalupa in connection with investigating and pursuing possible legal claims against Manafort, Trump and other affiliated individuals. She was targeted with baseless, bogus allegations, all designed to distract away from Trump's Russian collusion.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 09:17 PM (+y/Ru)

238 Respectfully disagree, if it is built by the hand of man, it's a robot, or synthetic, but, semantics.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:09 PM (LOq4H)

++++

What about a clone? What about a genetically modified clone? I would still call those human, and the Replicants of Blade Runner were basically something akin to that. Though the humans of the movie wanted to deny that so they could have their slaves.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (l6adN)

239 If Spielberg ever produces a biopic of his buddy Kubrick's life, it would move at lightning pace, have annoying kids always under Kubrick's feet as he dramatically attempted to direct his films, in the dark, with a lot of loud music accompanying, and somehow be set up for multiple sequels despite Kubrick being dead and buried at the end.

If Kubrick had filmed a biopic of his buddy Spielberg's life, it would start on the date Spielberg was born, include every major event in Spielberg's life, yet never show him actually working, be very colorful yet hideously boring, and last 8 hours.

Sigh.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (bsdd3)

240 1941 is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: Hollis Woods at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (QZGEv)

241 231 Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
Posted by: ALH

Almost Live! Did a great parody where John Keister wonders about his life. Everyone is happier and more successful without his being born. At the end the angel pushes him off the bridge.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (LOq4H)

242 And this time Chalupa's with him! "
Drop the chalupa!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (6qErC)

243 I'm being told my comments look like spam

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (xJa6I)

244 My first car had an AM radio.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the *#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 08:35 PM (MVjcR)

******

I've met the inestimable Bluebell (and lived to tell the tale). I'm in Seattle and if I can swing it I will be at the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (0tfLf)

245 Why have you forsaken me, Pixy?!?!?!!?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (xJa6I)

246 What do you want?

Me? Nothing! I just came in to get warm, is all.

He's making violent love to me, mother!

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (cS3Yq)

247 1941 is a Christmas movie."

Hans agrees.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (6qErC)

248

I don't have a strong feeling about the movie AI. I think Ex Machina does this theme and warning much better. But back to the movie on offer: I don't like it.

I don't like the characters, I don't like the vision of the future and I don't like the ending. Either interpretation is unsatisfying. That's a problem for me with a lot of Kubrick, it doesn't satisfy me. But then, his movies were always for himself, not for anyone else. You either go along with his ride or get off. And I jump off more often than not.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (xJa6I)

249 237 He's baaaack! And this time Chalupa's with him!

Michael Avenatti
@MichaelAvenatti
I am now representing Alexandra Chalupa in connection with investigating and pursuing possible legal claims against Manafort, Trump and other affiliated individuals. She was targeted with baseless, bogus allegations, all designed to distract away from Trump's Russian collusion.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler



He posted that from his brand new office; a van down by the river.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (WNAuL)

250 It's amazing to me how right you can be about "the Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and so wrong about Lord of the Rings, TJM

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:20 PM (xJa6I)

251 Ha! Fooled you, pixy!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (xJa6I)

252 My mother has an old home movie with some uncle doing the Charleston.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (cS3Yq)

253 Looks like "Meet John Doe" is on EweToob

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (4HMW8)

254 My first car had an AM radio. "

You had a car?
1%er...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (6qErC)

255 What about a clone? What about a genetically modified clone? I would still call those human, and the Replicants of Blade Runner were basically something akin to that. Though the humans of the movie wanted to deny that so they could have their slaves.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Good point, but how did the memories get implanted? Machine?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (LOq4H)

256 Tried to watch The Chimes at Midnight with the wife.

She didn't like it and I had to stop it.

Ah well, I'll watch it alone later. I love Shakesphere and Wells but they are no longer universal loves.

It's lonely being weird.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:22 PM (xJa6I)

257 Almost Live! Did a great parody where John Keister wonders about his life. Everyone is happier and more successful without his being born. At the end the angel pushes him off the bridge.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018

*******

Almost Live.
Bill Nye's best days.
Who can forget The High Fiving White Guys???

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:22 PM (0tfLf)

258 Who is Alexandra Chalupa? If Trump insulted her, surely I would remember.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 09:23 PM (4HMW8)

259 The Family Man is a vastly underrated Christmas movie. Plus Téa Leoni was in her smoke'n prime.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:23 PM (4thlk)

260 Damn auto correct is crap. Chuck Heston!

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 15, 2018 09:24 PM (HLjZZ)

261 259 The Family Man is a vastly underrated Christmas movie. Plus Tea Leoni was in her smoke'n prime.
Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:23 PM (4thlk)

Nicholas Cage, right? Always liked that movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:24 PM (Kpctk)

262 243 Stop telling everyone how you can earn amazing money sitting in front of your computer and that wouldn't happen

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:24 PM (/rm4P)

263 They couldn't get a theater release of Gosnell movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 08:04 PM (2aDQU)


It came and went about a month ago. Did very well in the very brief time it was allowed to play. During a 2-week period it was #10 or #11 on the box office charts.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (8YQun)

264 The Chinese make the John Deere, now.

YOU BEEN HEAH FOR PLOWERS!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (oVJmc)

265 243 I'm being told my comments look like spam
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (xJa6I)

They are kind of pinkish and gelatinous.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (NWiLs)

266 Almost Live.
Bill Nye's best days.
Who can forget The High Fiving White Guys???
Posted by: Diogenes

For local TV it was dammed good. To brag, my name is in the credits on a few of those shows.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (LOq4H)

267 262 243 Stop telling everyone how you can earn amazing money sitting in front of your computer and that wouldn't happen
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:24 PM (/rm4P)

Can I interest you in a lace wig? Or a buck of warm Sonobi?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (xJa6I)

268 @249
If Trump were half the monster that he's purported to be, he would have Vince Fostered all of these scumbags a long time ago.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (qxq6t)

269 265 243 I'm being told my comments look like spam
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (xJa6I)

They are kind of pinkish and gelatinous.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (NWiLs)

LOL

Vivid, thanks

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (xJa6I)

270 Gave up and I'm watching the Rifftrax Yule log.

Sigh.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:26 PM (xJa6I)

271 261 259 The Family Man is a vastly underrated Christmas movie. Plus Tea Leoni was in her smoke'n prime.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:23 PM (4thlk)

Nicholas Cage, right? Always liked that movie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:24 PM (Kpctk)


That one's on my list to watch this year. After Die Hard.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 09:26 PM (8YQun)

272 Can I interest you in a lace wig? Or a buck of warm Sonobi?"

What, no ugg boots?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:26 PM (6qErC)

273 Can I interest you in a lace wig? Or a buck of warm Sonobi?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (xJa6I)

You know, I had almost forgotten Sonobi.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (Kpctk)

274 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:19 PM (xJa6I)

They are kind of pinkish and gelatinous.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (NWiLs)

LOL

Vivid, thanks
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:25 PM (xJa6I)

Just trying to be helpful!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (NWiLs)

275 272 Can I interest you in a lace wig? Or a buck of warm Sonobi?"

What, no ugg boots?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:26 PM (6qErC)

No, those I'm keeping. Muy Macho

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (xJa6I)

276 261
259 The Family Man is a vastly underrated Christmas movie. Plus Tea Leoni was in her smoke'n prime.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:23 PM (4thlk)



Nicholas Cage, right? Always liked that movie.



Posted by: Aetius451AD
agreed!

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (mDieY)

277 A few years ago I caught the beginning of a movie of TCM. It was about a man who wanted to track down what really happed to his brother, a chaplain, who was killed in World War II. It looked good, but I had to run, and never saw the whole thing , and can't remember the title. Does this ring a bell?

Posted by: josephistan at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (Izzlo)

278 Omega Man is a great sci-fi movie, really a different take on a zombie apocalypse

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (/rm4P)

279 272 Can I interest you in a lace wig? Or a buck of warm Sonobi?"
What, no ugg boots?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:26 PM (6qErC)


Replica watches! Get your replica watches right here!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 09:28 PM (8YQun)

280
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:28 PM (KCxzN)

281 Good point, but how did the memories get implanted? Machine?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (LOq4H)

++++

I don't know if they told us. But, memories are formed with chemistry. They might even be able to use a virus to program memories, who knows.

Maybe they could use a machine to "program" them in, but maybe it would be done with an injection.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 15, 2018 09:28 PM (l6adN)

282 I also like that the movie did not cop out. Cage could not stay in the actual perfect life- he could only stay until he realized that he wanted it.

He had to live with the choices he made in reality (not the ones a better him had made and he got a taste of.) It forced him to try to make his real life a better one.

Kind of like the Christmas Carol in that way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:29 PM (Kpctk)

283 For local TV it was dammed good. To brag, my name is in the credits on a few of those shows.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018

*****

It was excellent TV!
Keister and Guppy (if I remember correctly) were really on their game. I enjoyed every show.
Well done!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:29 PM (0tfLf)

284 Look up TCM, they have the month schedule ontheir website, or use to as haven't been there in a while.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:29 PM (/rm4P)

285 g'early evenin', 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:28 PM (KCxzN)


Heya. What's new with you?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 09:29 PM (t+qrx)

286 Replica watches! "

Dating yourself, you are.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:30 PM (6qErC)

287 I loved Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson. I have never read the books and enjoyed them so much. Husband and son read the books and hated my interrupting the movie for an explanation of what the f×÷=k was happening. But after I understood the story, I loved it.

Posted by: Abby at December 15, 2018 09:31 PM (fEll+)

288 I don't turn this tablet off soon the ONT is going to whomp me up side of the head.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:31 PM (/rm4P)

289 I always thought Ex Machina played more like a prison break or slow con movie than some deep piece about artificial intelligence. It was more Shawshank Redemption than AI.
But I'm sure that's just me.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:31 PM (4thlk)

290 You've ever been broke, sonny?
Sure, mostly often.
All right. You're walking along, not a nickel in your jeans, your free
as the wind, nobody bothers ya. Hundreds of people pass you by in every
line of business: shoes, hats, automobiles, radios, everything, and
there all nice lovable people and they lets you alone, is that right?
Then you get a hold of some dough and what happens, all those nice sweet
lovable people become helots, a lotta heels. They begin to creep up on
ya, trying to sell ya something: they get long claws and they get a
stranglehold on ya, and you squirm and you duck and you holler and you
try to push them away but you haven't got the chance. They gots ya.
First thing ya know you own things, a car for instance, now your whole
life is messed up with alot more stuff: you get license fees and number
plates and gas and oil and taxes and insurance and identification cards
and letters and bills and flat tires and dents and traffic tickets and
motorcycle cops and tickets and courtrooms and lawers and fines and... a
million and one other things. What happens? You're not the free and
happy guy you used to be. You need to have money to pay for all those
things, so you go after what the other fellas got. There you are, you're
a helot yourself.

Posted by: Vertov at December 15, 2018 09:31 PM (mDieY)

291 Replica watches! "

Dating yourself, you are.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:30 PM (6qErC)

*******

Hey.
No shit.
Mrs D got me a genuine Seeko watch from a vendor near DuPont Circle.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (0tfLf)

292
hey, hogmartin

good seeing you this evening

everyone made it home safely, I assume?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (KCxzN)

293 But, memories are formed with chemistry"

Ah yes. I remember the 60s and 70s.

Sort of.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (6qErC)

294 Posted by: Diogenes

Thx, whereabouts in our liberal utopia are you?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (LOq4H)

295 Replica watches! "

Dating yourself, you are.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:30 PM (6qErC)

*******

Hey.
No shit.
Mrs D got me a genuine Seeko watch from a vendor near DuPont Circle.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (0tfLf)

---------------------------

But was it a genuine fake?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 15, 2018 09:33 PM (+F0Wk)

296 No movies, no TV. Just eating a nice dinner prepared by the Skookumchuk Spousal Unit and listening to Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Then maybe some bourbon and fruitcake.

Burp...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 15, 2018 09:33 PM (CeJUf)

297 278 Omega Man is a great sci-fi movie, really a different take on a zombie apocalypse
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:27 PM (/rm4P)

For all we make fun of Connery for his Zardoz phase, all the bigs went through something similar to greater or lesser extents:

Heston- his odd Omega Man, Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes.

John Wayne- McQ.

Heston did the best with his phase, IMHO.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 09:33 PM (Kpctk)

298 genuine Seeko watch from a vendor near DuPont Circle."

Hey, that guy had all the good stuff. Got some "okey" glasses and a real rolodex watch.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:34 PM (6qErC)

299 293 But, memories are formed with chemistry"

Ah yes. I remember the 60s and 70s.

Sort of.

I thought it was low level DC

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:34 PM (LOq4H)

300 Hey, that guy had all the good stuff. Got some "okey" glasses and a real rolodex watch.
Posted by: Anon a mouse

I picked up a Ferberger egg.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (LOq4H)

301 289, it was definitely that, but the interview parts were interesting.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (PUmDY)

302 good seeing you this evening

everyone made it home safely, I assume?
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:32 PM (KCxzN)


Likewise, great to see you and all the other Michigan horde. I haven't checked in with everyone but I'm sure they're fine. We're all grown-ups.

Except for shibumi.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (t+qrx)

303 ONT is nood.

Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (OMsf+)

304 Then maybe some bourbon and fruitcake. "

Sounds tough to drink, but hey...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:36 PM (6qErC)

305 Not my job but ONT is up

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:37 PM (/rm4P)

306 Thanks for writing about AI.

I always felt robbed fornot seeing in theaters because critics said it sucked. Then again, my only option in the real world of 2001 was a basic TV screen, now with a 100 glorioous inches of HD, I suppose I can enjoy the full effect.

ANYWAY, the movie did feel cruel but that's the gist, eh? If I design a computer program to ask for X but never get it, it's a loop.

So you make a good point, it's not that the robot boy was too dumb to make a good choice, he never had a choice. And the beings from the future, you say, recognized that and just put it down.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 15, 2018 09:37 PM (7J5t2)

307 Is the prospect of a malevolent AI that scary? I remember hearing a few years ago that a cat brain was much more sophisticated than any supercomputer we have. If the worst we have to fear is an AI cat, how bad can that be?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:38 PM (/qEW2)

308 "John Wayne- McQ"

I don't know if McQ and Brannigan were a phase, Westerns were dying out by that time and the gritty Detective cop genre was big.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:40 PM (4thlk)

309 307
If the worst we have to fear is an AI cat, how bad can that be?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:38 PM (/qEW2)


Um, the regular ones already have us enslaved.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

310 This week, our movie group watched Christmas in Connecticut (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet. Splendidly funny movie with Stanwyck as a Martha Stewart-type happy homemaker for a major women's magazine, who in real life can't even boil water. Her publisher, Greenstreet, knows her only through her articles, and wants her to entertain a coming-home soldier (Morgan) at her "farm" for Christmas (she actually lives in an urban apartment). Needless to say, hilarity ensues, and we all had a good time.

But it brought up an interesting question: Besides Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara Stanwyck appeared in two other Christmas-themed movies, Remember the Night (1940) and Meet John Doe (1941). Has any other star appeared in as many Christmas movies? Someone else remembered that, besides It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart had appeared in another Christmas movie, The Shop Around the Corner (1940).

But we couldn't think of anybody else who starred in as many Christmas movies as Barbara Stanwyck. Can anybody here hazard any guesses?

Posted by: DynamiteDan at December 15, 2018 09:47 PM (MqzWH)

311 But we couldn't think of anybody else who starred in as many Christmas movies as Barbara Stanwyck. Can anybody here hazard any guesses?


There were four Die Hards and four Lethal Weapons.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 09:55 PM (fuK7c)

312 243 I'm being told my comments look like spam

And his shits all retarded.

Posted by: Pixy at December 15, 2018 09:57 PM (kR3UB)

313 I wonder how many people know the curbside's storm drain is not a sewer drain. Two different systems.

Presumably, anyone who saw the movie.
The main character tried to object, and the consequences were extremely unpleasant for everyone in the vicinity.

Posted by: Luke at December 15, 2018 11:40 PM (4fUM9)

314 It is my considered opinion that if you have to rationalize something not being bad, it's bad.

The ending of AI was bad.
It doesn't really matter if you think you can see what the storyteller was attempting to do, if he doesn't successfully do it.
Saying the ending could have worked if earlier parts of the movie had been different, is the same as saying that the ending didn't work.

In general, it's very rare that a time skip before a denouement is ever a good idea.
I can think of only one example where such a thing actually strengthened the story, and since Tolkien had a series of the buggers and a major theme of history being a diminishing echo, that le was a very specialized case.

If AI had ended with the main character looking at the blue fairy with the accompanying narration, the ending would have worked. It would have been cohesive and coherent.
What occurred after that point, did not work. It was not cohesive with the rest of the story, it did not add clarity, did not add a greater sense of resolution, and did not achieve catharsis.
It was a thing that should not have ever been.

Posted by: Luke at December 16, 2018 12:32 AM (4fUM9)

Chess Thread 12-15-2018

chess pic 20181215.jpg
Another pic of WIM Ivette Garcia Morales

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Easier Problem - White To Play (212)

Goal: White can force a mate in two
Hint: Make sure the black king stays in the corner


20181215 - Problem 1.jpg
k2q4/nb1N4/8/8/8/6Q1/8/6K1 w - - 0 1


This is Cute


I feel sorry for the little boy. Evidently, his all-out attack with the king didn't work out as he had hoped.



More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (850)

Goal: Win decisive material
Hint: Force White to give up his rook


20181215 - Problem 2.jpg
8/4kp2/2Qp1p2/5P2/4P3/Pp1q4/1P1r4/KR6 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:


20181215 dress pr0n 01.jpg
(click for larger view)




20181215 dress pr0n 02.jpg




20181215 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20181215 dress pr0n 04.jpg
Greetings from Ireland




20181215 dress pr0n 05.jpg

___________

Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


20181215 - Problem 1.jpg
k2q4/nb1N4/8/8/8/6Q1/8/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Qb8+! Qxb8
2.Nb6#

Smothered mate, anyone?


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play


20181215 - Problem 2.jpg
8/4kp2/2Qp1p2/5P2/4P3/Pp1q4/1P1r4/KR6 b - - 0 1

1...Rd1
2.Rc1

Pointless is 2.Qc7+ Kf8 3.Qc8+ Kg7 4.Rc1 and White has run out of checks

2...Qc2!
3.Qxc2 bxc2

At this point, White is in a state of zugzwang. 4.Rxd1? is bad because 4...cxd1Q+ and 4.Rb1?? cxb1Q# is even worse. The best White can do is

4.Ka2 Rxc1 and wins the rook outright.


Hope to see you all 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 paste 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 05:19 PM




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1 Ah, here we go...

Posted by: HH at December 15, 2018 05:15 PM (mIJBI)

2 Nice.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 05:16 PM (yQpMk)

3 Hiya

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:16 PM (nlUp2)

4 I could have been first but I looked at all the pictures problems.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 05:16 PM (yQpMk)

5 Howdy Horde!

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 05:17 PM (XWTRh)

6 Problem 1:

1. Qb8+ Qxb8
2. Nb6#

A classic smothered mate.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:18 PM (sdi6R)

7 A classic smothered mate.

Mrs Michael Moore ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:19 PM (nlUp2)

8 I still can't see Twitter videos with my browser.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:19 PM (sdi6R)

9 The other night on the ONT, someone asked if any of the Horde were Shriners.

I am. Karem Temple in Waco.

I read the comments the following morning so was unable to respond in real time.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 05:21 PM (XWTRh)

10 That gal in the black and white photo needs a sandwich or three. I shudder to think what she looked like nekid.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2018 05:21 PM (RfzVr)

11 Another pic of WIM Ivette Garcia Morales

--She sure likes mating on the floor, doesn't she?

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:22 PM (e7oj4)

12 The other night on the ONT, someone asked if any of the Horde were Shriners.


I drink Shiner Beer.

Is that close enough?

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 05:23 PM (CRRq9)

13 Easy problem mate in 2

Qb8+ qxq
kb6 mate

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 15, 2018 05:24 PM (Z4rgH)

14 That gal in the black and white photo needs a sandwich or three. I shudder to think what she looked like nekid.
Posted by: cfo mom

Ummmmm...........YEAH , me too .

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:24 PM (nlUp2)

15 rickl

How goes it? Do you still have your team of smoke-show RN groupies?

Is Space X going to launch from anywhere else but America>. Heard a rumor of that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:24 PM (hyuyC)

16 Whoa. Four gingers. You wouldn't stand a chance keeping your soul. Gone in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:25 PM (KTFtO)

17 That Asian girl is tiny!

Posted by: IC at December 15, 2018 05:25 PM (4lu7W)

18 Another pic of WIM Ivette Garcia Morales

--She sure likes mating on the floor, doesn't she?

I bet she'd be more comfortable without all of those clothes
on.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:25 PM (nlUp2)

19 12

Works for me.

Love Shiner Bock.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 05:26 PM (XWTRh)

20 Another pic of WIM Ivette Garcia Morales

That's an odd picture. Is she playing against herself in a mirror? There are no White pieces on the board.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:26 PM (sdi6R)

21 I like Melania's dress..

Posted by: IC at December 15, 2018 05:27 PM (4lu7W)

22 That blue dress looks like something out of "HMS Pinafore".

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:27 PM (hyuyC)

23 More Challenging Problem.

1. ... Rd1
2. Qc1 Rxc1+
3. Rxc1


Posted by: Off the reservation at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (vWMNq)

24
For those of you who have asked, the drives with Official AoSHQ Classical Music playlist (TM) (all 213 hours of it) were mailed off today.

I still have 10 drives, so I can handle additional requests for this magisterial compilation (exegi monumentum aere perennius). Just e-mail me at monsalvat 61 at g mail dot com and I'll send you one at no cost to you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (LsBY9)

25 Hey everybody.

Love that top pic. I didn't even know Ariana Grande could play chess... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:29 PM (miE9U)

26 22 That blue dress looks like something out of "HMS Pinafore".
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:27 PM (hyuyC)



Well...she is the very model of a modern major hottie.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 05:29 PM (CRRq9)

27 N-b4 +, QxN
Q-whatever 8, Q to throw herself on a sword before the back rank mate

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 05:30 PM (/rm4P)

28 Ya know.....speaking of mating on the floor....Insomniac didn't post his usual on the Gardening Thread.

Mebbe he's on an airplane ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:30 PM (nlUp2)

29 Isn't that one pic with the folk dress supposed to be captioned "Greetings from X?"

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:30 PM (e7oj4)

30 The story linked at the top of the sidebar--that Trump Offers Kind and Thoughtful Words to Mark the Passing of The Weekly Standard--is so sweet and so, well, kind and thoughtful. Yay, PDT!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yboup6cl

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 05:31 PM (Q7mSB)

31 Who is the lovely lady in blue at the end?
Never saw her on any magazines at the grocery store.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 05:31 PM (/rm4P)

32 Sixkiller, how are things coming on the renovation?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:31 PM (8qUJW)

33 I may have to give up Quora.
People asking questions there about, why can't they put ketchup on pizza!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:32 PM (miE9U)

34 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (LsBY9)


E-mail request sent. Thank you!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:33 PM (H+6se)

35 The lovely lady in blue at the end is hinting at why DJT worked the hardest in his life to win her over.

But for some reason only the Daily Mail publishes her picture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:33 PM (hyuyC)

36 Ketchup on pizza?
Nuke from orbit, just to be safe.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2018 05:34 PM (+TuXx)

37 31 Who is the lovely lady in blue at the end?
Never saw her on any magazines at the grocery store.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 05:31 PM (/rm4P)

heh

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 05:34 PM (Q7mSB)

38 Winston, exactly!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:34 PM (miE9U)

39 29 Isn't that one pic with the folk dress supposed to be captioned "Greetings from X?"
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:30 PM (e7oj4)


It does now.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:35 PM (H+6se)

40 I may have to give up Quora.
People asking questions there about, why can't they put ketchup on pizza!!

They must not live in America !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:35 PM (nlUp2)

41 Try and pin me down politically:

Men wearing women's clothes? Meh.
Gay marriage? Sure why not.
Ketchup on pizza??!!?? BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (miE9U)

42 FLOTUS is gorgeous.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (BJlbN)

43 1950s evening wear is the definition of superglam. The skirt is attached to the bodice in a way that gives it a swirl effect instead of draping straight down. That is artistry.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (ZcS8q)

44 32

Hey Ben,

They finished clean up, now in demolition phase.

I'm pleased with the progress thus far.

Still, we'll be wintering in the RV. Could have been worse. The Man upstairs was watching out for us.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (XWTRh)

45 Just e-mail me at monsalvat 61 at g mail dot com and I'll send you one at no cost to you.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (LsBY9)

--Request sent!!

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (e7oj4)

46 JT, here in 'Merica we don't put up with no ketchup on pizza that's fer sure ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (miE9U)

47
It does now.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:35 PM (H+6se)


Ginger out front should have told you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (LsBY9)

48 OM, even without the empty bottles, we knew the dancers were Irish.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (hyuyC)

49 That blue dress looks like something out of "HMS Pinafore".

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:27 PM (hyuyC)



For she herself has said it
And it's greatly to her credit
That she is Slovenian
That she i-i-i-i-i-i-i-is Slovenian!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (CRRq9)

50 qdpsteve
Normal?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (+TuXx)

51 is that second dress Dior?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 05:37 PM (BJlbN)

52
Why would anyone spend time on quora or reddit?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 05:37 PM (2aDQU)

53 BBC America is airing Planet Earth: Life today.

For any fan of nature docs, it's a masterpiece.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:37 PM (e7oj4)

54 The chess girl has no legs. Kinky

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 15, 2018 05:37 PM (+fNrM)

55 Sooth, boredom usually.
And there IS some good stuff at Quora!! Although no one here believes me...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (miE9U)

56
If the Celtic Women got into a knife fight with Manheim Steamroller, who would win?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (2aDQU)

57 I still can't see Twitter videos with my browser.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:19 PM[i/]

Twitter videos are the toughest if you're chocking JavaScript. I run NoScript and I 'allow' it temporary permission to run. Even then it's kinda sketchy.

I suspect they're up to no good. Always a safe assumption.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (jYje5)

58 naturalfake

What a cultured crowd we have today! Then there's me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (hyuyC)

59 15 rickl

How goes it? Do you still have your team of smoke-show RN groupies?

Is Space X going to launch from anywhere else but America>. Heard a rumor of that.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:24 PM (hyuyC)


1. On Friday I went to the ophthalmologist's office for tests in preparation for cataract surgery. A tech came to get me in the waiting room and take me to the examination room. She said "Follow me" as she started down the hall.

I didn't need perfect eyesight to appreciate her magnificent derriere. I would have followed her off a cliff.

2. I haven't heard anything about that. The more launch sites the better, I guess.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (sdi6R)

60 the Chinese girl in the cheong sam is too doll-like
kinda eerie

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (BJlbN)

61 FLOTUS is gorgeous.

She most certainly is.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:39 PM (nlUp2)

62 51 is that second dress Dior?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 05:37 PM (BJlbN)


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:39 PM (H+6se)

63 Cheongsams are hot. May cause yellow fever.

Posted by: Downcast at December 15, 2018 05:40 PM (VWE5i)

64 votermom, she's just one of the new line of Chinese-made deluxe sexbots, fresh from the PRC factory.

Coming soon to a Walmart near you!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:41 PM (miE9U)

65 Hadrian, I'm gonna email you

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 05:41 PM (BJlbN)

66 48 OM, even without the empty bottles, we knew the dancers were Irish.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (hyuyC)

--Those four Irish colleens are starting an Ascendancy in me.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:42 PM (e7oj4)

67 Anna Nicole Smith could never wear that second dress.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:42 PM (hyuyC)

68 If the Celtic Women got into a knife fight with Manheim Steamroller, who would win?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (2aDQU)

If they belong to Cumann na mBan, they'll have a Broomhandle Mauser tucked into their bodices.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 15, 2018 05:42 PM (k6+IW)

69 56 If the Celtic Women got into a knife fight with Manheim Steamroller, who would win?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 05:38 PM (2aDQU)

My money's on Mannheim, because, you know, relentless. Those guys stormed Christmas and made it weep.

Posted by: Caliban at December 15, 2018 05:42 PM (QE8X6)

70 64 votermom, she's just one of the new line of Chinese-made deluxe sexbots, fresh from the PRC factory.

Coming soon to a Walmart near you!!
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:41 PM (miE9U)


It's actually my Korean girlfriend (I think).

A Korean model in a Chinese dress is kinda ironic.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:42 PM (H+6se)

71 rickl-

I had both eyes done, a year apart. Should be no sweat, but I am rootin' for ya.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:43 PM (nlUp2)

72 logprof

Say goodby to your immortal soul.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:43 PM (hyuyC)

73 56 Soothsyaer

Steamroller would win by weight of numbers but they'd all lose their souls.

Or, if the pipers did their job and got the blood lust up Steamroller would be cowering in the corners waiting to have their heads taken for the pyramid of skulls.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 15, 2018 05:43 PM (+TuXx)

74

Well...she is the very model of a modern major hottie.


*throws penalty flag*

"Wrong G&S, naturalfake, 15 yard penalty, loss of down."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:43 PM (LsBY9)

75 It's actually my Korean girlfriend (I think).

The one that damaged Platypus' vision.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:44 PM (nlUp2)

76 Hadrian the Seventh

You pirate, you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:45 PM (hyuyC)

77 Anna Nicole Smith could never wear that second dress.

Cause somebody would have to dig her up ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:46 PM (nlUp2)

78 OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor

Does she have a name? Or did you miss the lecture on sharing in kindergarten?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:46 PM (hyuyC)

79 Game thread.

Blizzard Activision keep finding new chickens to give that sweet sweet lovin'. Heroes Of The Storm has lost a bunch of developers to other projects. looks like that project is a goner.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 05:47 PM (zHYYf)

80 JT

Need more reinforcement in the bodice.

But you have a literal answer, and I am abashed. OK, I'm over it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:48 PM (hyuyC)

81 pft. Medical doctors have long since proven that yellow fever is caused by miasmatic air and not drinking enough champagne

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 05:48 PM (mUa7G)

82 Does she have a name? Or did you miss the lecture on sharing in kindergarten?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:46 PM (hyuyC)


Oddly enough, it has never occurred to me to look for her name. So I never have.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:48 PM (H+6se)

83 I like Melania's dress. I also like the blue of the dress in the first picture, but I'm not crazy about those foofy sleeves.

Posted by: Sacramento at December 15, 2018 05:50 PM (d6Ksn)

84 For any fan of nature docs, it's a masterpiece.


They've made some behind the scenes docs where you see a guy freezing his butt off in Mongolia for three months looking for snow leopards and then he gets the shot on his last day.

Yesterday they had shots of a polar bear nursing her newborns in a polar bear den. I soooo want to see the guy who got the job of putting cameras in the den of a polar bear with newborns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 05:50 PM (fuK7c)

85
Off to get a ribeye roast and veggies into the oven. Her Majesty and Miss Delilah are returning late this evening.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (LsBY9)

86 also Jim Sterling seems to enjoy The Hex.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (zHYYf)

87 23
1. ... Rd1
2. Qc1 Rxc1+
3. Rxc1


Posted by: Off the reservation


Instead of Qc1, my move is Rc1... Now what?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (Z4rgH)

88 I guess not all Irish dancing is step dancing? I'm used to seeing the arms straight down at their sides.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 05:52 PM (/qEW2)

89 I gotta get this off my chest.

I actually like "The Scientist" by Coldplay.

There. I said it and I'm glad.

Flame away.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:52 PM (e7oj4)

90 For Problem 2, I'm thinking

1. ... Rd1

which threatens immediate mate on b1, but allows the White queen to start checking the Black king. I don't know whether anything can come of that, or whether White will eventually run out of checks.

I suspect this isn't the actual solution.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:53 PM (sdi6R)

91 Heh, cetacean rape underway on Planet Eath: Life.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:53 PM (e7oj4)

92 Well...she is the very model of a modern major hottie.

*throws penalty flag*

"Wrong G&S, naturalfake, 15 yard penalty, loss of down."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 05:43 PM (LsBY9)



When I was a lad, I lived in Texas
A really great state where all the sex is
I learnt about roping and riding and such
And shootin' up bad guys when caught in a crunch
(He shot up all the bad guys when caught in a crunch!)
I shot up those varmints so wild and free
That I never saw HMS Pinafore, poor me!
(He shot up all those varmints so wild and free
That he never saw HMS Pinafore, poor he!)

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 05:53 PM (CRRq9)

93 "Wrong G&S, naturalfake, 15 yard penalty, loss of down."


We're having a slap fight about show tunes?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (fuK7c)

94 I soooo want to see the guy who got the job of putting cameras in the den of a polar bear with newborns.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 05:50 PM (fuK7c)

Sadly, he is no longer with us.

Posted by: Mama Polar Bear at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (e7oj4)

95 OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor


You are a wise man. I was just thinking of my bride's reaction if I said that name in my sleep. **Shudder**


On a different topic, I hope your shoulder is doing better. In addition, your posts are my favorites of Saturday and Sunday. I just can't comment as often as I would like.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (hyuyC)

96 Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 05:47 PM (zHYYf)

What he said. Wow 8.1 has also gone live, to "meh" reviews from the couple sources I've seen (and myself, but I haven't done more than log in and log out again so my opinion is probably not valid).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (uquGJ)

97 The Dior gown is gorgeous. Love, love the long gloves.

LOL at PDT's comments about the passing of the Weekly Standard referenced in the sidebar.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (jm1YL)

98 I 'm prolly never gonna get the chance to use this word in a sentence, so, here goes....

Foofy

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:55 PM (nlUp2)

99 In a country where half the population hasn't gone crazy, FOTUS would be the ideal of every young lady out there. Elegant, highly intelligent, well spoken, defiant when justified, kind and caring. Not Hitler, just Eva Braun to some.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 15, 2018 05:56 PM (xzqr4)

100 '' I like Melania's dress. I also like the blue of the dress in the first picture, but I'm not crazy about those foofy sleeves.''

1890's kind of think. On the plus side it hides the flabby upper arms.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2018 05:56 PM (jm1YL)

101 Instead of Qc1, my move is Rc1... Now what?
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (Z4rgH)


Good question. Let's see if Off the reservation has an answer.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:57 PM (H+6se)

102 I'm used to seeing the arms straight down at their sides.

The Raquel Welch walk.

(Seinfeld ref)

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 05:57 PM (nlUp2)

103 A guy sidles up to a chick in a pick-up bar to chat her up.

"I'm from Texas. You know, *everything* is bigger in Texas," he tells her.

"Really?" she replies.

"Yup."

Later, they get a room. He undresses and she sizes him up.

"Like I said, everything is bigger in Texas," he tells her with a wink and a nod.

She undresses, gets in bad, then spreads her legs to him.

"So," he asks, "What part of Texas are you from?"

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:59 PM (e7oj4)

104 The relentless Gaslight media jeering at the red berry Christmas trees drove down Melania's poll numbers.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 05:59 PM (ZcS8q)

105 I like the band Coldplay, watch their videos a lot.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 06:00 PM (/rm4P)

106 Phinesee, yes!! I'm only a Hoosier by marriage.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at December 15, 2018 06:00 PM (S+f+m)

107 On a different topic, I hope your shoulder is doing better. In addition, your posts are my favorites of Saturday and Sunday. I just can't comment as often as I would like.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (hyuyC)


Thank you for your kind words, and it's good to see you here.

My shoulder is about the same, and thanks to the torn rotator cuff, I can't expect much better. I have about 50% range of motion, and that is what I will have to live with.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:00 PM (H+6se)

108 OM

Re your rotator cuff, is the 50 percent post surgery?

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (XWTRh)

109 Oh gosh you guys.. thanks for the love today! My stats are my second best day ever. So appreciative.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (dUJdY)

110 The purse in the third pic is too busy. The design is just silly. The dress has a complex pattern, but at least it is interesting.

In the first pic, I don't like the fact that there's a bit of headless neck of the mannequin exposed up top. Either have a proper mannequin with head or don't expose the neck at all. Or maybe @83 is right and it's the foofy sleeves. It's a problem in any case.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (/qEW2)

111 "I like the band Coldplay, watch their videos a lot."

it's good music to watch guys figure skate to.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (zHYYf)

112 105 I like the band Coldplay, watch their videos a lot.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 06:00 PM (/rm4P)

--Chris Martin's cameos in Extras! were self-deprecatingly funny as hell.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:03 PM (e7oj4)

113 41
Try and pin me down politically:



Men wearing women's clothes? Meh.

Gay marriage? Sure why not.

Ketchup on pizza??!!?? BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:36 PM (miE9U)

DUDE!

Posted by: the guy that says DUDE to everything he agrees or disagrees with at December 15, 2018 06:04 PM (UsCnO)

114 She undresses, gets in bad, then spreads her legs to him.
"So," he asks, "What part of Texas are you from?"
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:59 PM (e7oj4)


So she's got a whopping big hoo-hah? Eew.

When I first heard that joke about 40 years ago, that was the question the guy asked after he got a peek down the front of her dress.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:04 PM (H+6se)

115 111
"I like the band Coldplay, watch their videos a lot."



it's good music to watch guys figure skate to.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (zHYYf)

- and clam steaming, too.

Posted by: Gwenneth Paltrow at December 15, 2018 06:05 PM (UsCnO)

116 Re your rotator cuff, is the 50 percent post surgery?
Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (XWTRh)


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:05 PM (H+6se)

117 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:04 PM (H+6se)

--Heh, just telling it the way my dad did, since he lived in Texas decades before I did.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:06 PM (e7oj4)

118 Problem 2:

1. ... Rd1
2. Rc1 Rxc1
3. Qxc1 Qxe4
4. Qc3 Qxf5
5. Qxb3

...leads to an interesting position. Endgames like this make my brain hurt.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:07 PM (sdi6R)

119 17 That Asian girl is tiny!
Posted by: IC at December 15, 2018 05:25 PM (4lu7W)

Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: clutch at December 15, 2018 06:07 PM (3va+P)

120 MMmmm.. love love Melania's dress.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 06:07 PM (dUJdY)

121 Sadly, he is no longer with us.
Posted by: Mama Polar Bear at December 15, 2018 05:54 PM (e7oj4)


Bears are K-selectors. They've got to be very protective of their offspring, unlike Palestinian or central American migrant mothers, who are R-selectors.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:07 PM (/qEW2)

122
This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz. They said they would do this every Saturday until Christmas. Which means only one last game to play this season.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM (jYje5)

123 OM

I had rotator cuff surgery on 9/11. In PT for another month. Surgeon tells me I'll regain 75-80 percent. Hope he's right.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM (XWTRh)

124
A rotator cuff's an important part
Of your arm's anatomy
For energetic fists
You might throw to resist
Progtards or some commie

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:09 PM (CRRq9)

125 --Chris Martin's cameos in Extras! were self-deprecatingly funny as hell.
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:03 PM (e7oj4)

Kind of have mixed feelings regarding Ricky Gervais, but Extras was a wonderfully funny series. Reminds me I need to watch it again. Why yes, I do have it on DVD.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 06:09 PM (fmOMA)

126 Designer canid: Dior Wolf.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 06:09 PM (RuIsu)

127 ''The relentless Gaslight media jeering at the red berry Christmas trees drove down Melania's poll numbers.''

I read that the red trees are a thing in Europe now.

Posted by: Tuna at December 15, 2018 06:09 PM (jm1YL)

128 Or maybe @83 is right and it's the foofy sleeves. It's a problem in any case.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (/qEW2)

i think they were called mutton leg sleeves

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 06:10 PM (BJlbN)

129 ...leads to an interesting position. Endgames like this make my brain hurt.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:07 PM (sdi6R


Consider 2...Qc2. Now what?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:10 PM (H+6se)

130 Easier puzzle:
1. Qb8+ Qxb8
2. Nb6#

More challenging puzzle:

1... Rd1!

Just taking the rook is no good: 1... Qxb1+ leads to 2. Kxb1, and even though Black can now check with 2... Rd1+, White's queen being on the c-file means 3. Qc1 neutralizes the threat.

Putting the rook on d1 first doesn't really advance anything, but it's not harmful either, because White can only check twice before Black can hide behind his pawn wall on the f-file. White can't take the rook because it's doom: 2. Rxd1? Qxd1+ 3. Qc1 Qxc1#

White's best play is 2. Rc1, moving the rook out where the queen can protect it. But even then, Black can play this killer move (which I didn't see, but Stockfish did):

2... Qc2!

Now White is totally screwed. His least terrible option is a queen exchange: 3. Qxc2 bxc2, leaving his rook pinned and indefensible. Even though he can squirrel out of mate with 4. Ka2, the damage will be done. Black can scoop the rook with 4... Rxc1 and in two moves he will still have his queen and rook while White will have neither.

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at December 15, 2018 06:11 PM (KchIo)

131 122
This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz. They said they would do this every Saturday until Christmas. Which means only one last game to play this season.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM (jYje5)


It does seem kind of pathetic and pointless. If they would start threatening to lynch the politicians who allowed Muslim immigration, then it would get interesting.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (sdi6R)

132 Or maybe @83 is right and it's the foofy sleeves. It's a problem in any case.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:02 PM (/qEW2)

i think they were called mutton leg sleeves
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 06:10 PM (BJlbN)


Not nearly foofy enough.

Surely, they couldn't contain the muscley might of Michelle's well-toned arms.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (CRRq9)

133 Chuck Schumer. What a Rectum.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (RuIsu)

134 Foo Fee Fum Foe!

Posted by: The Dyslexic Giant at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (UdKB7)

135 Kind of have mixed feelings regarding Ricky Gervais, but Extras was a wonderfully funny series. Reminds me I need to watch it again. Why yes, I do have it on DVD.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 06:09 PM (fmOMA)

--Same with me about Ricky, but when the craft is so good I can find it in me to separate the man from it. ("When the Whistle Blows" is comic genius.) In any case, Extras! revealed (at least to me) that Stephen Merchant may be the superior comic talent. Same with Alec Baldwin.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:13 PM (e7oj4)

136 I do believe you've solved it, @irishmikecomedy.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

137 Woot woot mini MiMoMe Polish dinner with shibumi, Bozo Conservative, me, NaughtyPine, sinmi & family, AltonJackson, Eris
saw clutch earlier at DIA

*waves*

Posted by: hogmartin at December 15, 2018 06:13 PM (YLxa7)

138 Top lady looks a bit bony in the upper chest area.

FLOTUS looks lovely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:14 PM (Kpctk)

139 I had rotator cuff surgery on 9/11. In PT for another month. Surgeon tells me I'll regain 75-80 percent. Hope he's right.
Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM (XWTR


Good for you. Hope it works out. I asked about RC surgery. I was told said that they would have to reposition the titanium shoulder replacement thing and I would get maybe 20% better range of motion. This would be after having my arm in a sling for five weeks and additional months of recovery. I do not want to go through that again.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:14 PM (H+6se)

140 And I mean the dress pron pics, not the Chessmaster lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:14 PM (Kpctk)

141 This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz. They said they would do this every Saturday until Christmas. Which means only one last game to play this season.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM (jYje5)

It does seem kind of pathetic and pointless. If they would start threatening to lynch the politicians who allowed Muslim immigration, then it would get interesting.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (sdi6R)



In all honesty, I'm surprised there aren't EU Officials hanging from lampposts by now all over Europe.

I don't condone the violence.

But, when someone destroys your country, there must be an accounting.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:15 PM (CRRq9)

142 Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:13 PM (e7oj4)

Stephen Merchant is one of the funniest people I've ever seen. The guy is a marvel.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 06:15 PM (fmOMA)

143 Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at December 15, 2018 06:11 PM (KchIo)

Very good analysis.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:16 PM (H+6se)

144 Wave to the crowd for me, hogmartin.

How are our romantic couple, shibumi & Bozo Conservative doing. I think bluebell and others want to plan her wedding.

Horde advice on weddings is problematic, IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:16 PM (hyuyC)

145 "So," he asks, "What part of Texas are you from?"
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 05:59 PM (e7oj4)


That was Jim Bakker's excuse as to why he had to cheat on Tammy. I read that in the Encyclopedia of Bad Taste.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:17 PM (/qEW2)

146 naturalfake

Even without an accounting those blinkered elites will fail. But many more will suffer first.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:18 PM (hyuyC)

147 "Horde advice on weddings is problematic, IMHO"

You misspelled 'epic'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 06:18 PM (cqNba)

148 I had rotator cuff surgery on 9/11. In PT for another month. Surgeon tells me I'll regain 75-80 percent. Hope he's right.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:08 PM

---

If you really stick to your physical therapy and do it three times a day every day, you will heal and get back more than you think you will.


I had my rotator cuff reattached (it was completely detached) in April along with 29 screws to repair the damage from a fall my dog caused.


Six months later and I am still on the mend doing the natulis machines three times a week and my surgeon is cautiously optimistic that I will regain 75% mobility by next April.


I am on a permanent rest of my life weight limit of 25 pounds on that arm/shoulder though do to the extensive damage to my shoulder. Plus no more high powered rifle/shotgun shooting.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (JUOKG)

149 Horde advice on weddings is problematic, IMHO.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:16 PM (hyuyC)


Oh, I'm sure it will be super-easy, barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (H+6se)

150 Medical doctors have long since proven that yellow fever is caused by miasmatic air and not drinking enough champagne


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 05:48 PM (mUa7G)

Miasmatic?

I always enjoy learning new words. Highlight, right click, search, click, and read.

I will be using this word a lot in the next two years, describing the Democrat-controlled House.

noun,

1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter;

poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.


2. a
dangerous,

foreboding,
or
deathlike

influence
or
atmosphere


see what I mean?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (UsCnO)

151
The Paris Protests are sorta like forcing your kid to clean up his bedroom every Saturday morning for a month. Which he does in earnest. Then discovering he's eagerly anticipating going to a sleepover at Michael Jackson's ranch next weekend.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (jYje5)

152 I hate the formatting on Pixy. Yes, I turned off the Javascript.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (UsCnO)

153 It does seem kind of pathetic and pointless. If they would start threatening to lynch the politicians who allowed Muslim immigration, then it would get interesting.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:12 PM (sdi6R)

--I think there is a nationalistic undercurrent to it.

The protesters are mostly middle class/blue collar/middle-aged/French-blooded. They know full well that the tax hikes came from the EU, and Macron bending over for the globalists.

I think this will be amped up soon, expecially what with all the Koranimals being Koranimals.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:20 PM (e7oj4)

154 Enjoy the meal, Michiganders.

What were you all doing at the Defense Intelligence Agency?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 15, 2018 06:20 PM (FTlwv)

155 141
In all honesty, I'm surprised there aren't EU Officials hanging from lampposts by now all over Europe.

I don't condone the violence.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:15 PM (CRRq9)


Oh, I do. Those evil bastards absolutely deserve it.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:21 PM (sdi6R)

156 Looks like an early night for Trump! I can't believe the headlines I'm seeing on CNN. We are fast approaching Idiocracy.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (DwF62)

157 147 "Horde advice on weddings is problematic, IMHO"

You misspelled 'epic'
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 06:18 PM (cqNba)

'Problepic'. Kind of rolls off the tongue.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (Kpctk)

158 Yes.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 05:39 PM (H+6se)

hah!
I was totally guessing...

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (BJlbN)

159 The Asian girl's arms are the tell. That's a sex robot.

Posted by: River/Van at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (70ScF)

160 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Epic, sure.

But have you noticed Ace has been very careful to avoid that topic after we planned his?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (hyuyC)

161 That was Jim Bakker's excuse as to why he had to cheat on Tammy. I read that in the Encyclopedia of Bad Taste.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:17 PM (/qEW2)


Seriously? That's really kind of disturbing.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (H+6se)

162 Rd1 Rc1Qc2! threatens mate on b2 and c1, and pins the rook
... QxQPxQ Pb4 otherwise the pawn queensRxR Kb2Ra1! KxP else the pawn queens
RxP with an easy win for Black...king and rook can pick off the b pawn, White's only threat, and checkmate with or without Black pawn promotion.
I sure hope this formats!

Posted by: Bogie and Kate at December 15, 2018 06:23 PM (O74hG)

163 Well, so much for that hope...

Posted by: Bogie and Kate at December 15, 2018 06:23 PM (O74hG)

164 Only Coldplay song I care for is Clocks. It has an interesting, original chord progression. I-V♭-V♭-II.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM (/qEW2)

165 Stephen Merchant is one of the funniest people I've ever seen. The guy is a marvel.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 06:15 PM (fmOMA)

--"'If he thinks I'll accept that apology, he's having a laugh.' Ha! She's using your own line against you!"



Worst talent agent ever.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM (e7oj4)

166 This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz.


Perhaps I can cheer you up.

There was an innovation in today's protests. Several girls came dressed as Marianne, the national heroine of France, who is usually depicted topless.

Yes, they did that.

Link is Krautish but the pictures are American.

https://bit.ly/2LiI8xt

btw you don't need an nsfw warning if I said it's topless girls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM (fuK7c)

167 What is with the completely and absolutely pale thing ladies have been doing lately? #2 looks pretty, but unhealthily pale.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:25 PM (Kpctk)

168 Anybody that can't appreciate Ireland is a damn heathen.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (zLDYs)

169
In all honesty, I'm surprised there aren't EU Officials hanging from lampposts by now all over Europe.



I don't condone the violence.



But, when someone destroys your country, there must be an accounting.





Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:15 PM (CRRq9)

#TwoWeeks

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (UsCnO)

170 Seriously? That's really kind of disturbing.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:22 PM (H+6se)


Yes. "He claimed that her vagina was too big and he couldn't feel anything when they were copulating".

I've lost the book now, but there are some words that burn themselves into your memory.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (/qEW2)

171
150 Medical doctors have long since proven that yellow fever is caused by miasmatic air and not drinking enough champagne


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 05:48 PM (mUa7G)

Miasmatic?

I always enjoy learning new words. Highlight, right click, search, click, and read.

I will be using this word a lot in the next two years, describing the Democrat-controlled House.

noun,

1. noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter;

poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.


2. a
dangerous,

foreboding,
or
deathlike

influence
or
atmosphere


see what I mean?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM]/i]


I saw Poisonous Effluvia open for Country Joe and the Fish at the Gorge In George in '87.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:27 PM (0tfLf)

172 Yes. "He claimed that her vagina was too big and he couldn't feel anything when they were copulating".

I've lost the book now, but there are some words that burn themselves into your memory.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (/qEW2)

Helen Thomas' husband too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:27 PM (Kpctk)

173 "But have you noticed Ace has been very careful to avoid that topic after we planned his?"


Smart boy, the Ewok is.

He maybe should set that aside till after he finishes his shelving project.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 06:27 PM (cqNba)

174 Off African Queen sock!

Posted by: BJM at December 15, 2018 06:27 PM (O74hG)

175 Weddings should be built around a framework including hard liquor, shotguns, and bib overalls.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 06:27 PM (RuIsu)

176 This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz.


Perhaps I can cheer you up.

There was an innovation in today's protests. Several girls came dressed as Marianne, the national heroine of France, who is usually depicted topless.

Yes, they did that.

Link is Krautish but the pictures are American.

https://bit.ly/2LiI8xt

btw you don't need an nsfw warning if I said it's topless girls.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM (fuK7c)



Inconceivable!

Nice tits at a protest?


Maybe the frogs do have a thing or two to teach us.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:28 PM (CRRq9)

177 A horde wedding:



Short ceremony, in order to get to the party. At least 2 ministers available for your ministering needs (Fel and Rev).



At least a couple musicians available for music needs.



Security needs taken care of.



Guests sitting according to longbow vs. crossbow preferences.



Jello salad at the reception.



The best of val-u-rite at the bar.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 06:28 PM (ZWGeP)

178 Yes. "He claimed that her vagina was too big and he couldn't feel anything when they were copulating".
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (/qEW2)


Or perhaps he had a teeny tiny dong. Maybe that was the real problem.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:28 PM (H+6se)

179 Inconceivable!

Nice tits at a protest?


Maybe the frogs do have a thing or two to teach us.
Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:28 PM (CRRq9)

They seem a bit sad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:29 PM (Kpctk)

180 Only Coldplay song I care for is Clocks. It has an interesting, original chord progression. I-V -V -II.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM


That and 'Yellow'. They're in my 500 best song playlist. Not near the top but not at the bottom either. Discordant sometimes pleases my brain.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:29 PM (jYje5)

181
166 This whole Paris protest thing is giving me the sadzzz.


Perhaps I can cheer you up.

There was an innovation in today's protests. Several girls came dressed as Marianne, the national heroine of France, who is usually depicted topless.

Yes, they did that.

Link is Krautish but the pictures are American.

https://bit.ly/2LiI8xt

btw you don't need an nsfw warning if I said it's topless girls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM



I'd let that lady cop in the second picture handcuff me anytime!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (0tfLf)

182 I feel foofy and poofy and goofy, I am a really boofy guy.

Bodice-See Ya.

Posted by: saf at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (5IHGB)

183 "Or perhaps he had a teeny tiny dong. Maybe that was the real problem."

Hey, this box is too big.

No...the object is too small.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 06:31 PM (cqNba)

184 Why are yall talking about Jim Bakker's pencil dick on the chess thread? Have you no class?

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2018 06:31 PM (UdKB7)

185 I'd let that lady cop in the second picture handcuff me anytime!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (0tfLf)

Aye. And the middle dude looks like he is trying to focus solely on their hairlines.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM (Kpctk)

186 181
I'd let that lady cop in the second picture handcuff me anytime!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (0tfLf)


I noticed her too!

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM (sdi6R)

187 183 "Or perhaps he had a teeny tiny dong. Maybe that was the real problem."

Hey, this box is too big.

No...the object is too small.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 06:31 PM (cqNba)

Schrodinger's Cock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM (Kpctk)

188 Bandersnatch

Hell of a search engine you got there. Optimized.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM (hyuyC)

189 Why are yall talking about Jim Bakker's pencil dick unusually slender and short Bishop on

the chess thread? Have you no class?


Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2018 06:31 PM (UdKB7)


Now, this conforms to Chess Thread Standards.

You're welcome.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:34 PM (CRRq9)

190 109 ... Jewells, Glad you had such a good day. Your site is amazing and the jewlery shows real creativity.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 06:34 PM (bmdz3)

191 There was an innovation in today's protests. Several girls came dressed as Marianne, the national heroine of France, who is usually depicted topless.
Yes, they did that.
Link is Krautish but the pictures are American.
https://bit.ly/2LiI8xt
btw you don't need an nsfw warning if I said it's topless girls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 06:24 PM


I'll have you know I disabled my JavaScript protection to view that and was sufficiently pleased to accept the inevitable German pron that will hit my email address in coming days.

You're a great American, as they say.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:34 PM (jYje5)

192 185 I'd let that lady cop in the second picture handcuff me anytime!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (0tfLf)

Aye. And the middle dude looks like he is trying to focus solely on their hairlines.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM



And the protester in front on him totally has that sultry come hither look saying...come on...look...you know you want to...

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:34 PM (0tfLf)

193 168
Anybody that can't appreciate Ireland is a damn heathen.


Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 06:26 PM (zLDYs)

One of the finest two weeks of my life was two weeks in Ireland. Some family members, but knew nobody else. I would walk into a pub, say something like "how are you doing today, can I have a Guinness, please?", and immediately at the bar, someone would say, "you're American!"

At least half the time, my first Guinness was free. I paid for their next one, as the fantastic conversations began. I will never forget the warmth and honesty of the Irish beer drinkers I had the chance to partake with.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:36 PM (UsCnO)

194 I'd let that lady cop in the second picture handcuff me anytime!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:30 PM (0tfLf)

--Resist arrest, would not.

WOOF!

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:37 PM (e7oj4)

195 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 06:37 PM (H+6se)

196 The topless protesters are all gray, like they're NPCs.

How did they do that, or was it photoshopped?

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:38 PM (sdi6R)

197 Left Coast Dawg, I really meant the Irish girls. But the Guinness is mighty tasty too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 06:38 PM (zLDYs)

198 I noticed her too!
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:32 PM (sdi6R)

Me also. What a lovely profile. Being one who loves drawing portraits.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at December 15, 2018 06:38 PM (fmOMA)

199 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:19 PM (UsCnO)

I collect and store away words and facts like an OCD squirrel.

See also: mephitic

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 06:38 PM (mUa7G)

200 Why are yall talking about Jim Bakker's pencil dick unusually slender and short Bishop on

the chess thread? Have you no class?


Those Gun Thread folks might start ashootin' if it was mentioned thar.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:39 PM (nlUp2)

201 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:36 PM (UsCnO)

--Don't like Guinness. Probably because I'm not a coffee drinker. Respect it, though, and did not turn down the ones included with the tours of the Storehouse.

Looooove Jameson, though.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:40 PM (e7oj4)

202 How did they do that, or was it photoshopped?

Body paint, to look like statues.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 06:40 PM (fuK7c)

203 Jello salad at the reception.



The best of val-u-rite at the bar.


Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 06:28 PM (ZWGeP)

One of the most important skills of a professional party planner is knowing your audience. Five stars, Vendette!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:40 PM (UsCnO)

204 Was also wondering about the grey skin paint, something to do with whatever character ?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 06:41 PM (/rm4P)

205 Bandersnatch

Very firm, young breasts. Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 06:41 PM (hyuyC)

206 Vendette - think you can make it to the NoVaMoMe in Feb?

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 06:42 PM (MVjcR)

207 Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:40 PM (e7oj4)

Have you tried any of the cask, stout barrel or whatever Jameson's? Any good?

Posted by: clutch at December 15, 2018 06:43 PM (3va+P)

208
I hope to hell next weekend isn't the 'season finale'. If you're paying more then half of your paycheck in taxes and you're not going 'balls to the wall' to drive the pricks from office, the socialists are simply going to wait you out.

Then next year they'll raise taxes again, just to teabag their balls across your face.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:44 PM (jYje5)

209 If Bill Clinton were to see Melania in that blue dress and be tempted to try something, Trump would kill him. Bill at this point is a dessicated exoskeleton of a lecher, just waiting to be pulverized.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 06:45 PM (/qEW2)

210 Have you tried any of the cask, stout barrel or whatever Jameson's? Any good?
Posted by: clutch at December 15, 2018 06:43 PM (3va+P)

--I had a sample of the caskmates at a Spec's here.

I liked a lot, but above my budget for the time being.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:46 PM (e7oj4)

211 Clutch,

The black barrel Jameson is exquisite.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:47 PM (PkVlr)

212 Bill at this point is a dessicated exoskeleton of a lecher, just waiting to be pulverized.

I think he AND his wife have been waiting to be pulverized for a loooooooong time.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:47 PM (nlUp2)

213 211 Clutch,

The black barrel Jameson is exquisite.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:47 PM (PkVlr)

--I so want to try that.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:47 PM (e7oj4)

214 @176 Inconceivable!

Nice tits at a protest?


Maybe the frogs do have a thing or two to teach us.
---------------------

I'm sure that if those women showed up dressed like that at an American protest...


... then their fellow female protestors would start shrieking about body shaming.


Posted by: junior at December 15, 2018 06:48 PM (Fp6vo)

215 Didn't see any vehicles go flameblow, or did I just miss it?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 06:48 PM (/rm4P)

216 Logprof,

It has a tiny vanilla aftertaste. Very smooth. Very dangerous

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:48 PM (PkVlr)

217 >>> That's an odd picture. Is she playing against herself in a mirror? There are no White pieces on the board.

It's a coded signal. She totally wants me to play with her.

Totes.

Posted by: fluffy at December 15, 2018 06:49 PM (9t5k1)

218 Ok, Nurse Ratched, what didja do with Insomniac ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:49 PM (nlUp2)

219 Not a big Irish whiskey fan, however-

today when I was buying some tequila at the liquor store.

They were giving out test shots of

Two Gingers Irish Whiskey.

Rather cheap price wise but actually very nice to drink.

Smooth and full of malty, graham crackery flavors. A bit on the sweet side.

Not complex at all.

But, if you're looking for a smooth, easy to drink simple Irish whiskey at a great price.

"Two Gingers" is your girl.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 06:49 PM (CRRq9)

220 JT

Not telling.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:50 PM (PkVlr)

221 148

Yup. My rotator cuff was also completely detached. Fractured shoulder socket too. Surgery took 4 hours. Had to graft a tissue blanket to the bone before reattaching the RC. In the sling for six weeks, sleeping in a recliner. Don't EVER want to repeat this experience.

Oh yeah. Three days after surgery was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Just fuck me to tears.

Posted by: Sixkiller at December 15, 2018 06:50 PM (XWTRh)

222 197
Left Coast Dawg, I really meant the Irish girls. But the Guinness is mighty tasty too.


Posted by: Eromero at December 15, 2018 06:38 PM (zLDYs)
I married into a family of proud Irish heritage. I understand.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:50 PM (UsCnO)

223
My local fake news just showed me a house...

never mind. I'll save it for the Movie Thrad.


We are now in the WILLOWING PHASE of this thrad.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 06:51 PM (2aDQU)

224 I'm sure that if those women showed up dressed like that at an American protest...


... then their fellow female protestors would start shrieking about body shaming.


And the male protesters would start shrieking about shutting the fook UP !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:51 PM (nlUp2)

225 Didn't see any vehicles go flameblow, or did I just miss it?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 06:48 PM


I pretty much started watching from 11 am (their time) until it was wrapping up after dusk and I saw one very inconsequential trash can set ablaze.

No CarBQ that I saw. Coverage was not nearly as elaborate as the preceding weeks.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 06:51 PM (jYje5)

226 217 >>> That's an odd picture. Is she playing against herself in a mirror? There are no White pieces on the board

The picture was taken essentially over the other player's shoulder. You can see the white pieces on the far left of the board.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 15, 2018 06:51 PM (MwFQu)

227 The French are revolting!

Love the pics of a flock of Mariannes. The soldiers saying to themselves, against all instinct, Don't stare! Don't stare!

Seriously, the French have no simple way forward. Macron got elected as a bullshit compromise, which has already failed.

France, Britain and Germany are already Dead Men Walking politically, and in some ways economically

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 06:52 PM (1UZdv)

228 JT

Not telling.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

LOL

Good for you !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:52 PM (nlUp2)

229 We are now in the WILLOWING PHASE of this thrad.

Not no mo.

Its the bah ing phase.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 06:54 PM (nlUp2)

230 I've also been enjoying Teeling Irish whiskey. It too is slightly sweet. Very good.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:54 PM (PkVlr)

231 211 Clutch,

The black barrel Jameson is exquisite.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:47 PM



Nurse Ratched...we do need to sync up soon. You do know that the BJs at Southcenter has a great selection of Irish, right?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 06:54 PM (0tfLf)

232 Fresno St. is about to win there 12th game of the season. Would this make Fresno St. the best college football team in California?? I find that amusing.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 06:55 PM (WNAuL)

233 201
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:36 PM (UsCnO)



--Don't like Guinness. Probably because I'm not a coffee drinker.
Respect it, though, and did not turn down the ones included with the
tours of the Storehouse.



Looooove Jameson, though.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 06:40 PM (e7oj4)

I learned in Ireland that the Guinness tastes very different than the stuff they sell in the Colonies. Never been a fan of Guinness until I visited Ireland. And after I got back to the states, I tried a Guinness once, and it confirmed the results of my earlier drinking efforts where they make the stuff.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 06:56 PM (UsCnO)

234 Diogenes,

I did not know that. I would love to meet you for a glass of Irish! Probably easier after the holidays.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:56 PM (PkVlr)

235 france, the place that gave us le car and simca. yeah, piss off, france. aint been right since lafayette. don't get me started on citroen. fuckers, just go on vacation.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2018 06:57 PM (KP5rU)

236 226
The picture was taken essentially over the other player's shoulder. You can see the white pieces on the far left of the board.
Posted by: Fox2! at December 15, 2018 06:51 PM (MwFQu)


There are definitely two boards, then. One with the White pieces and one with the Black pieces.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

237 And LCD,

You in for meeting up for a glass of Irish?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:58 PM (PkVlr)

238 For an island people, the Irish are quite open and curious about foreigners, and have a native tradition of hospitality

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 06:58 PM (1UZdv)

239 The board with the Black pieces has a white square at a1.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 07:00 PM (sdi6R)

240 Chavez-

Don't hold back now; tell us how you really feel !

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:01 PM (nlUp2)

241 Guinness doesn't travel well, despite the efforts. If you get a US Irish bar that pours a lot, it's OK. in Dublin, it's a milkshake.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 07:01 PM (1UZdv)

242 Because Ireland:

The excellent soundtrack to the also excellent movie Waking Ned Devine:

https://youtu.be/vKhbs6_qJPU

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:01 PM (e7oj4)

243
For an island people, the Irish are quite open and curious about foreigners, and have a native tradition of hospitality

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 06:58 PM (1UZdv)


I would go back in a heartbeat. I had a total blast there.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 07:01 PM (9Om/r)

244
I'm sure that if those women showed up dressed like that at an American protest...





... then their fellow female protestors would start shrieking about body shaming.







Posted by: junior at December 15, 2018 06:48 PM (Fp6vo)
Too late, they already did. Emily Ratajkowski was called out for being too hot at a protest.


https://tinyurl.com/y73c74hf

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 07:02 PM (UsCnO)

245 118 4. Qc3 Qxf5
5. Qxb3

...leads to an interesting position. Endgames like this make my brain hurt.

Posted by: rickl


4. The queen cannot leave the first row, except for occasional checks, until the white king is away from that corner; otherwise always mate within 2. And the king cannot get out of there while the black queen is on that diagonal.

The WQ can attack b3 via d1, but BQ can then interpose at c2, and WQ has to retreat but stay on row 1. Because qxq, pxq, king can't move to b1, pawn c1 and haz shiny new queen.

So now black can push along his d pawn, and white is screwed. His A pawn is always a day late. Black's only concern is keeping WQ from being able to take the d pawn and get a check at the same time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 15, 2018 07:02 PM (Z4rgH)

246 The board with the Black pieces has a white square at a1.

And John has a long mustache

And Jim Baker has a pencil

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:03 PM (nlUp2)

247 bill clinton reminds me of a melted urinal cake. big hole in the middle, full of syphillis fiiled, piss, in a urinal in a ghetto gas station. decorated with grey pubic hair. and,that's just his face.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2018 07:03 PM (KP5rU)

248 247 bill clinton reminds me of a melted urinal cake. big hole in the middle, full of syphillis fiiled, piss, in a urinal in a ghetto gas station. decorated with grey pubic hair. and,that's just his face.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2018 07:03 PM (KP5rU)

---------

Hallmark has immediate openings for a guy who has your finesse with a compliment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:07 PM (93ZJL)

249
Some Paris protester decided to toss back a flash/bang grenade at the police. He no longer has even the remotest possibility of being ambidextrous.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 07:08 PM (jYje5)

250 Posted by: Nurse ratched, LCD

waves

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:08 PM (LOq4H)

251 bill clinton reminds me of a melted urinal cake. big hole in the middle, full of syphillis fiiled, piss, in a urinal in a ghetto gas station. decorated with grey pubic hair. and,that's just his face.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

I worked part time as the janitor in a Catholic grammar school.

On a rare occasion when we got urinal cakes, the kids took them outside and used them for hockey pucks. The parking lot was a solid sheet of ice.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:08 PM (nlUp2)

252 235 france, the place that gave us le car and simca. yeah, piss off, france. aint been right since lafayette. don't get me started on citroen. fuckers, just go on vacation.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 15, 2018 06:57 PM (KP5rU)

--Le car is French for piece of shit

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:09 PM (e7oj4)

253 Some Paris protester decided to toss back a flash/bang grenade at the police. He no longer has even the remotest possibility of being ambidextrous.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 07:08 PM (jYje5)

--On the other hand . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:11 PM (e7oj4)

254
--Le car is French for piece of shit
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:09 PM (e7oj4)

--------

You can be sure it's a lousy market for cars where Renault is the quality King.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:11 PM (93ZJL)

255 249
Some Paris protester decided to toss back a flash/bang grenade at the police. He no longer has even the remotest possibility of being ambidextrous.
Posted by: Newest Nic

Pahshaw, Chucky Schumer (sp) during the Waco hearings claimed you could hold one in your hand when it went off, with NO damage.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:11 PM (LOq4H)

256 Okay, didn't see the 2. Qc2 response to Rc1. My way is much slower but still works.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 15, 2018 07:13 PM (Z4rgH)

257 Some Paris protester decided to toss back a flash/bang grenade at the police. He no longer has even the remotest possibility of being ambidextrous.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 07:08 PM (jYje5)

Should have used one of these:

https://tinyurl.com/y9sb6gm5

As seen on TV.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:13 PM (Kpctk)

258 Wait. Roi du qualite?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:13 PM (93ZJL)

259 237
And LCD,



You in for meeting up for a glass of Irish?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 06:58 PM (PkVlr)


You bet! It would be great to meet more right-minded people in our local land of Leftie lunacy. Let's make it happen!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 15, 2018 07:14 PM (UsCnO)

260 --Le car is French for piece of shit
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:09 PM (e7oj4)

Wasn't that a Bond villain?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:14 PM (Kpctk)

261 "The Parting Glass" by The Wailin' Jennys:

https://youtu.be/zErnmLwsaSs

(IIRC it is ironically a Scottish, not Irish, tune)

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:16 PM (e7oj4)

262 *peruses the pet thread*

Hah! Top pic. Ajax does the same thing- but he often did it with book shelves in addition to other furniture. Obviously it is compulsive behavior, but they more often than not cannot get them back out. You'd think they would place them somewhere they could get to.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:16 PM (Kpctk)

263 Renault has a great sales incentive. Burn three and get the fourth one free.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 07:17 PM (Nv4st)

264 Re: sidebar Trump on Weekly Standard. Does anyone else always read Trump's tweets and insert various slurs like 'fat' 'idiot' and so forth and then you are surprised when you reread and they are not there?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:18 PM (Kpctk)

265 Guinness doesn't travel well, despite the efforts. If you get a US Irish bar that pours a lot, it's OK. in Dublin, it's a milkshake.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 07:01 PM (1UZdv)



Yes, most of the time here it tastes terrible, but when it's poured right it's one of the best beers.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 07:20 PM (SiINZ)

266 Wonder what James Monroe has up his sleeve this week ?

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:20 PM (nlUp2)

267 Wonder what James Monroe has up his sleeve this week ?
Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:20 PM (nlUp2)

--------

I heard he's been hard at work on a docrptrine or something.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:20 PM (93ZJL)

268 *doctrine

POST fail

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:21 PM (93ZJL)

269 Chavez is auditioning for producing content for @realDonaldTrump

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 07:21 PM (bvTNB)

270 266 Wonder what James Monroe has up his sleeve this week ?

New and improved Doctrine?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:21 PM (LOq4H)

271 LMAO on a Prime playlist I caught again for the first time in years "Ready to Go" by Republica. Unlike in the '90s I listened to the lyrics and it (finally) hit on me that it's probably a break-up song. If so, it's quite possibly the perkiest break-up song ever.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:22 PM (e7oj4)

272 I heard he's been hard at work on a docrptrine or something.
Posted by: Cicero

Damn! ya gotta be quick here!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:22 PM (LOq4H)

273 I feel sorry for the little boy Donks. Evidently, his all-out attack with the king Beto didn't work out as they had hoped.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (+y/Ru)

274

loooooooong Willow Phase.....

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (2aDQU)

275 "the bah ing phase."

so, Taliban phase?

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (bvTNB)

276 Yes, most of the time here it tastes terrible, but when it's poured right it's one of the best beers.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 07:20 PM (SiINZ)

--I gotta admit, at the Storehouse it was very smooth (and was of course poured properly).

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (e7oj4)

277 272 I heard he's been hard at work on a docrptrine or something.
Posted by: Cicero

Damn! ya gotta be quick here!
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:22 PM (LOq4H)

------

Meh. It was low-hanging fruit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (93ZJL)

278 273 I feel sorry for the little boy Donks. Evidently, his all-out attack with the king Beto didn't work out as they had hoped.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 07:23 PM (+y/Ru)

Having a drunk driving skater dude as your figurehead may not be the best choice- but what do I know?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:24 PM (Kpctk)

279 Hiya rat!

Waves across sound.

Any chance you would venture to the dark side for a glass of whiskey?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 07:24 PM (PkVlr)

280 "the bah ing phase."


I'm pretty much libertarian but you still need some rules.

There should be a Rule that willow can't change her name.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 15, 2018 07:25 PM (fuK7c)

281 I'm looking at these wonderful wardrobe photos and thinking "mate in two."

Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (Z9C5C)

282 Should I know who Pete Davidson is? He looks like a pale puppet man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (Kpctk)

283 All those great possibilities and she picked Bah! ?

She should have stuck with willow. No offense willow, if you're out there, but come on!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (93ZJL)

284

At first, I thought she was sockpuppeting a lamb.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (2aDQU)

285 If so, it's quite possibly the perkiest break-up song ever.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:22 PM


Best breakup tune evah is Glen Campbell in 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix'. Breaking every speed limit, driving impossible distances day and night to get away.

Much math is involved to prove his abject and sincere commitment to ending that relationship.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (jYje5)

286 Not a regular beer drinker, but when I do I choose a Guinness.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (Nv4st)

287 Off to Mass.

See y'all on the gun thread. I have a shout out to make!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 15, 2018 07:27 PM (PkVlr)

288 Guinness is insufficiently hoppy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 07:27 PM (/qEW2)

289 Waves across sound.

Any chance you would venture to the dark side for a glass of whiskey?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Robert E. Lee was offered a drink which he refused.
"Sir, you don't like whiskey?"
Lee "Sir I love whiskey, which is why I will not drink it."

But sure, why not? It always comes down to projects and scheduling.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 15, 2018 07:28 PM (LOq4H)

290

Is Al Green's song "The Letter" a break-up song or a makeup song, or both?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:28 PM (2aDQU)

291 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (H+6se)

292 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (Nv4st)

293 Should I know who Pete Davidson is? He looks like a pale puppet man.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (Kpctk)

He's on SNL. Dad died in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Paler than me (and that's saying something.)

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (ZWGeP)

294 There should be a Rule that willow can't change her name.

I read that when a woman changes her hairdo she's getting ready for a major change in her life.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (nlUp2)

295 MOVIE NOOD

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (/rm4P)

296 I feel berry berry hoppy after ocho cervezas!

Posted by: Manuel Labor at December 15, 2018 07:30 PM (93ZJL)

297
Y'all just been WILOOWED.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 07:30 PM (2aDQU)

298 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.
Posted by: Ben Had

Yes she did.

Posted by: JT at December 15, 2018 07:31 PM (nlUp2)

299 Best breakup tune evah is Glen Campbell in 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix'. Breaking every speed limit, driving impossible distances day and night to get away.

Much math is involved to prove his abject and sincere commitment to ending that relationship.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 07:26 PM (jYje5)

--Such a good song even Public Enemy parodied it.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 07:32 PM (e7oj4)

300 Enlighten me, did willow change her nic to bah? If so, I might have embarrassed myself.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 07:29 PM (Nv4st)

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Yes, she did. As in, bah humbug.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 07:32 PM (ffYR/)

301 Ivette Garcia Morales is a smoker.

Posted by: pro edger at December 15, 2018 08:29 PM (UkK38)

302 25 Hey everybody.

Love that top pic. I didn't even know Ariana Grande could play chess... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 15, 2018 05:29 PM (miE9U)

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Ariana Grande probably can't even spell "chess".

Posted by: Kingsnake at December 15, 2018 09:21 PM (3JbJY)

303 To be fair Grande is better looking.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:41 PM (/qEW2)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Does today's opening photo ring a bell?

So grab yourself a beverage, relax and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


It was only a matter of time. Climate change is responsible for increase in animal bites.

Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures.

Rising temperatures are already exposing people in temperate climates to more mosquitoes and ticks, and developmental sprawl is reducing the amount of land available exclusively to animals.

"As available habitat for these animals increasingly overlaps with human development and recreational activities," the researchers wrote in a BMJ news release, "it is expected encounters with animals may increase and could result in increased animal-related injuries."

H/T ArthurK


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It's a rerun from an earlier ONT this week. In case you missed it, A pair of dogs made it through the Paradise, CA fire to be reunited with owner.

Andrea Gaylord's house in Paradise, California, was completely destroyed by the devastating Camp Fire last month, but she feared she had lost something much more precious.

As she raced to escape a fire that killed 85 people in Northern California, she called to her two dogs, brothers Madison and Miguel, but they were nowhere to be found and had to be left behind.

"It was the worst feeling in the world,'' Gaylord said on TODAY Monday. "It's like you have to choose. The whole time I thought, 'What was going to happen to those dogs?' It was horrible."


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An Australian kitteh has used up one of its nine lives.

-- An animal rescuer responded to a factory in Australia where he drilled a hole to free a cat that somehow became trapped between two walls.

Nigel Williamson of Nigel's Animal Rescue and Pest Control said he was called to a factory in Victoria on Sunday when workers discovered the trapped cat and State Emergency Service volunteers were unable to reach the feline.


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A couple of links from our friend Hank Curmudgeon.


Another pet made it out alive of the Paradise, CA fire, Kitty-571.


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Inquisitive marmot.

Meet The PetMorons


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Here is little Velvet. She is 19 years old. (She is both the tiniest and the longest lived cat I've ever had.) She was abandoned by her mother as a wee kitten in late fall and has been in our hearts ever since. We put food out and were finally able to entice her to come inside from the deck when she was about 6 mos. old. She endured a lot of cold icy nights and lost a hunk of her left ear to frostbite during that unusually brutal winter -- but that all just proves what a survivor she is. Unless one gets really lucky with the lighting it's hard to get good photos of black cats. But in this recent picture she was caught performing one of her favorite wintertime activities these days: blocking warmth to the whole rest of the room while she snoozes on the heat register.

Thank you again for the enjoyable pet section on the blog each Saturday. - (mostly lurker) corn and beans


Wow! 19 years is awesome. Velvet must have a pretty darn good life there at the corn and beans home. Thanks for sharing with us and your kind words about the Pet Thread.

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Chrissy-moose checking out the butt crack of our 12 foot inflatable Santa Claus. She has been snacking and sleeping in our back yard on and off for about a month. She's probably 1-1/2 years old, very fuzzy and healthy looking if a bit small. We also saw her probably paramour roving the neighborhood. He's got quite the rack.

tcn in AK

Maybe not a Pet Moron but definitely an Animal Moron unless it identifies as an amphibian. Thanks for sharing, that's a cool photo.


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Hi Ace:
Not an oaf or a lurker, but I am a lout. This is Saki, our kitten. What better name for a mischievous kitten than Japanese rice wine? Should we have named her "Boone's Farm"?
I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me. We both disdain the NFL. -Ken

Saki? You could have name her 'Mad Dog'? Just kidding. Nice looking kitteh and glad she watches football and not figure skating. We appreciate you submitting this story.


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I am a faithful lurker , love to see everyone's pets, gardens. I've included pics of our new baby, Harley, a 4 year old Golden Retriever mix. She is always looking for a party, and for a free dog, only cost us $300 at vet, $350 for fencing to complete enclosure of our 5 acres. The other pic is our beloved Springer Spaniel, Biscuit, who passed away at age of 14.He is much missed, a faithful and loved companion. Beside him is Max the Cat, our 16 year old cat, otherwise know as the King of Siam. He is somewhat disgruntled that he now out lived 2 and has to train the third dog to our family. Max is the enforcer of our 5 acres, and a fabulous hunter. -David

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Love the photo of Biscuit and Max, "Let us in, Dammit!". Sorry to hear of Biscuit's passing.


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Thank you for stopping by this afternoon. And a BIG THANK YOU to those who submitted items for the Pet Thread.

If you have something you wish to submit you can at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Here's hoping you have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

2 Pet Thread! Great looking group as always. WeaselDog says hello!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:03 PM (MVjcR)

3 Oh my gosh, that MOOSE!!!!

😍 😍 😍 😍

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up for the NoVaMoMe now! at December 15, 2018 03:04 PM (U5tDi)

4 What nice pet photos. Velvet and I would be fighting over who gets to be closer to the heat register. She'd probably win though, because I'd be allergic to her.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up for the NoVaMoMe now! at December 15, 2018 03:06 PM (U5tDi)

5 That first pic!!! I just moved my couch yesterday and there were 8 tennis balls under there, along with two kongs and a butter knife(?). My lab puppy, Maggie, was overjoyed! LOL.

Posted by: Vitigator at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (XrB+3)

6 Waiting.....

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (4HMW8)

7 As usual, the petmorons are all great. We are so fortunate to have these budles of love in our lives.

The 'drug bust' will have me chuckling for a while. And Little Velvet just looks soooo comfortable and smart. I'm not as impervious to cold as I was 60 years ago.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 03:09 PM (bmdz3)

8 LMAO at the top pic

TD EWU

*Sips beer, returns to post*

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:09 PM (e7oj4)

9 That Lab is a prepper.

Posted by: garrett at December 15, 2018 03:10 PM (T1vmj)

10 One of my cats is a vent hugger too! Ours are at the baseboard, on the wall. He plasters himself to the vent and when the heat is 1/2 way thru it's cycle he turns his body to heat his other side! So funny to watch his expression when it stops.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (Z/jzm)

11 Moose kill and maim a fair amount of humans.
More than bears.
Having said that, I wish the moose (out front) and its owners a Merry Christmas!

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (w7KSn)

12 Happy Caturday everyone!
Is it just old cats that love toasty warm places?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (/rm4P)

13 Moose make good chili.

Posted by: garrett at December 15, 2018 03:12 PM (T1vmj)

14 Much love to Max, Saki, Biscuit, and Velvet!

I would love to share a beer with Saki and watch football.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:12 PM (e7oj4)

15 My cat Reggie has been hogging the heating vent in the dining room lately.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:13 PM (sdi6R)

16 1 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?
Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

--Only in Alaska.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:14 PM (e7oj4)

17 Nice pets and a bonus Moose this week.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 03:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

18 The History Guy has a YouTube channel that features 10-to-12-minute videos about military history, aviation, tales of the Old West, pirate ships, and lots of other little-known but fascinating topics from all periods of history. Here's one on the role of house cats in furthering the spread and growth of civilization (hint: teh kittehs succeeded in domesticating humans): https://tinyurl.com/yb949uyy

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:15 PM (3C9q2)

19 Told ya.

Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

20 Anytime I see the Maine Black Bears, I think of back in the '90s when my brother sported a Maine hat he picked up (among many other lost items) when working the log flume ride at Busch Gardens.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (e7oj4)

21


Kudos to Kollidge Football Kitteh. Obviously a superior breed from fine stock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (HaL55)

22 19 Told ya.
Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)


I'm calling threadwinner.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (sdi6R)

23
Our late cat Sasha was a vent hugger. We have a photo where she looks just like little Velvet. She and stupid Fluffy (God, what a name!) got into a fight over a sunbeam one day. Kitties like the warm.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 03:22 PM (LsBY9)

24 Told ya.
Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

Ok, I laughed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (Rz2Nc)

25 I take what I said before back:

EWU-NDSU will be good.

And as I'm typing this EWU gets picked off in the end zone, LMAO.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (e7oj4)

26

I'm calling threadwinner.

Seconded.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (HaL55)

27 Even WITHOUT the caption, the doggie-treats-under-the-couch photo had me laughing. That pupster has struck gold!

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (Q7mSB)

28
Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 03:25 PM (6NNXL)

--Please spare us that BS in the Pet Thread.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:26 PM (e7oj4)

29

Speaking of drugs, some friends had a dachshund that was notorious for having to know where everything was in the house. One day they came home and couldn't find wiener-dawg anywhere. They called and called to no avail. They finally looked under the couch, and there he was, next to a baggie that formerly held some heathen-debil weed. Wouldn't come out for hours.

Nearly a whole lid, so I was told.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:29 PM (HaL55)

30

OK, I'm off. And I'm leaving too. Gig tonight.

Y'all try to behave. And to all the Moron Pets, rrrufff! Meow, purr...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (HaL55)

31 Rising temperatures are already exposing people in temperate climates to more mosquitoes and ticks, and developmental sprawl is reducing the amount of land available exclusively to animals.

A few weeks ago there was an article about how some study found that the worldwide insect population over the past 40 years had declined by 35%, due to climate change.

"As available habitat for these animals increasingly overlaps with human development and recreational activities," the researchers wrote in a BMJ news release, "it is expected encounters with animals may increase and could result in increased animal-related injuries."

Ok, so is the expected increase in animal-related injuries due to climate change? Or because of human development encroaching on animal habitats?

How can I believe the greenies when they can't even get their stories straight? They are the Christine Blasey Fords of climatology.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (/qEW2)

32
Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 03:25 PM (6NNXL)



Don't go away mad. Just go away. We're petting here.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (eXA4G)

33 Where'd those come from? The Cat must've put them there, yeah, that's it, the Cat!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (tYPH9)

34 Is it just old cats that love toasty warm places?

Heck no. Kittens and "teen cats" (10 months to a year old) love heated beds and other warm places too. My vet thinks this heat-seeking behavior has to do with present-day cats having evolved from Felis lybica, the African wildcat, which prefers warm climates.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (3C9q2)

35 The rain over northern Virginia reminds me that Prince the Poodle HATES getting his paws wet. When he goes to the yard he takes about a minute to do his business and heads right back to the door to go in. Normlly it is a couple of minutes to do his business then 28 minutes to wander around sampling all the scents.

This is a far cry from one of his predecessors who loved splashing in puddles. (He was always the ultimate little boy.) He thought puddles were the best toy and were proof that God loves us, or at least him.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (bmdz3)

36 Free the Bone, man!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:33 PM (tYPH9)

37 They're all for personal use, I swear!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:34 PM (tYPH9)

38 Is that photo a recent submission from tcn in AK? I remember that after the earthquake, she communicated with someone here saying that she and her family were OK, but she might not have internet access for awhile.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:37 PM (sdi6R)

39 I wasn't dealing, just ask any of your neighbors' dogs!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:42 PM (tYPH9)

40 Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (e7oj4)

Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams. Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:

https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9

I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football powerhouse.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)

41 My sisters female cat likes sleeping on my cable box. Its warm and perfectly cat size. Not so good for the cable box though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 03:47 PM (3zDPo)

42 Puddleglum - if it has vents run a vacuum cleaner over them, cat fur will build up. If you do that should be no harm.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 03:50 PM (/rm4P)

43 Eventually I'll remember to send some pics of my sisters kittuhs. I have no pets but my sister does and she lives close by. Lots of kittuh visits to my sisters. Also my parents kittuh, which is part alley cat, part Nazgul.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 03:53 PM (3zDPo)

44 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?
Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

NO!

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 15, 2018 03:53 PM (i+qnA)

45 Sometimes I feel like Velvet...sometimes I feel like a nut.

Love the Pet Morons.

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at December 15, 2018 03:55 PM (YpRda)

46 Thanks, Pet Morons! Love seeing the homey photos of much-loved pets.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 03:55 PM (Q7mSB)

47 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (MVjcR)

48 Not even 1st....

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (i+qnA)

49 When I was a kid we had a German Shorthaired Pointer who loved to sleep on the window seat, which conveniently had a radiator underneath it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (wYseH)

50 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

What would WeaselDog do if the son-of-a-mailman showed up at the door?

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (3C9q2)

51 Unsocking.

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2018 03:59 PM (i+qnA)

52 Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams. Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:

https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9

I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football powerhouse.
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)

--Florida State has two live mascots: Chief Osceola, the human, and Renegade, the beautiful Appaloosa.

Renegade is treated like a king.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:59 PM (e7oj4)

53 I get so jealous when I see the wonderful dog morons posted here. We've been dogless for a few years now but I know that someday soon one will join the household again. It will be somebody on the retriever continuum I am sure. We've almost always had purebred Labs but the incidences of various health issues with them has made me skittish. One of my best dogs ever was a Labrador -Chesapeake mix. Did she love the water? Yes. Was she a handful? Yes. Another "accident" was our Labrador- Malinois mix. Gabe had one floppy Retriever ear and one perky Shepherd ear.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

54 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.
Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (MVjcR)

Thanks WeaselDog!

My dogs keep me aware of that daily event, too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 04:04 PM (Rz2Nc)

55 50 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

What would WeaselDog do if the son-of-a-mailman showed up at the door?
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (3C9q2)
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Matter/antimatter!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:04 PM (MVjcR)

56 corn and beans: That's a lovely description of Velvet. And a lovely Velvet.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:08 PM (Q7mSB)

57 Anytime I see the Maine Black Bears, I think of back in the '90s when my brother sported a Maine hat he picked up (among many other lost items) when working the log flume ride at Busch Gardens.
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (e7oj4)



Any time I see them, I think of the disaster that was Sylvester Croom as a head coach.


Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (OMsf+)

58 Renegade is treated like a king.

So are the Army mules at West Point, the current three are named Ranger III, Stryker, and Paladin. The first mule mascot to be given a name (in 1936) was Mr. Jackson, named for Stonewall Jackson, USMA Class of 1846. Maybe the cadets will name a future mule after the Donald.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (3C9q2)

59 53 I get so jealous when I see the wonderful dog morons posted here. We've been dogless for a few years now but I know that someday soon one will join the household again. It will be somebody on the retriever continuum I am sure. We've almost always had purebred Labs but the incidences of various health issues with them has made me skittish. One of my best dogs ever was a Labrador -Chesapeake mix. Did she love the water? Yes. Was she a handful? Yes. Another "accident" was our Labrador- Malinois mix. Gabe had one floppy Retriever ear and one perky Shepherd ear.
Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

I would guess the Labrador-Malinois was a handful also.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

60 Having said that, I wish the moose (out front) and its owners a Merry Christmas!
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (w7KSn)


There it is. I knew the Horde wouldn't disappoint.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (4HMW8)

61 We've been dogless for a few years now

We went through that. We had a 9 month old border collie bitch that was wired a little too tight. She came in to heat for the first time, and was determined to get laid. She got out of the fence and got hit in the road.
We figured maybe we would just be dogless for a while. Lasted about a week. House was like a tomb. We picked up a male border collie pup, blue Merle.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (KCxuz)

62 Santa's butt is where it's at.

The moose out front told you!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 15, 2018 04:17 PM (DMUuz)

63 He's a GOOD BOY, yes he is!

https://laughingsquid.com/dog-waits-at-site-of-home-burned-during-wildfire/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (Nk3Dy)

64 What a fun Pet Thread!

Very impressed with 19 year old Max - Wow!

Posted by: ibguy at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (vUcdz)

65 >>>I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

But what a GREAT day!

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:21 PM (Q7mSB)

66 LOL at the drug bust!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 04:22 PM (BJlbN)

67 64 What a fun Pet Thread!

Very impressed with 19 year old Max - Wow!
Posted by: ibguy at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (vUcdz)

Velvet is 19. Max is a mere child, at 16.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (Q7mSB)

68 And, holy crap, Barbie's horse is REAL!
https://laughingsquid.com/horse-with-long-mane-of-blonde-curls/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (Nk3Dy)

69 ibguy, How is Mattie (wasn't it) ?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (8qUJW)

70 Weasel Dog would like Weasel to know that a soupçon of peanut butter would be appreciated given the timely chateau security services recently provided.

Posted by: Weasel Dog at December 15, 2018 04:24 PM (DMUuz)

71 Thanks, MisHum, for the pet thread.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:24 PM (Q7mSB)

72 66 LOL at the drug bust!
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That is the classic "Busted!" pose from a dog. Cracks me up every time.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:25 PM (Nk3Dy)

73 There are still many questions stemming from yesterday's bizarre story of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien being arrested late Monday night. O'Brien is being charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault or battery.

O'Brien broke into a neighbor's home, threw one of the people in the home, a woman, to the ground, and ran to their backyard where he hid behind a fence. When cops surrounded him, he tried to charge at them with a knife, but was tasered and arrested. Yesterday afternoon, O'Brien appeared in court wearing an anti-suicide vest, with his ankles chained together, and bail was set at $50,000. He was told by a judge that he would need to pass a drug test if he were to be bonded out of jail. While this was happening, O'Brien's own house was being burned down and firefighters had much trouble putting out the blaze. Today, new details have emerged.

WFTS in Tampa is now reporting that "there were military-style flamethrowers inside the home, making the fire much harder to battle for firefighters." It should be noted that it is legal to possess flamethrowers in Florida. Firefighters got multiple calls from neighbors alerting them of the fire.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (rnAwa)

74 Weasel thinks WeaselDog would like peanut butter.

WeaselDog would like a filet.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (8qUJW)

75 Also, last year I put the Xmas cards next to my computer screen. Anko the kitteh jumps up on the computer desk in order to look out the window. Ashes, ashes, the cards fall down. We don't even have a Xmas tree.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (Nk3Dy)

76 Well I can't say I blame Velvet for claiming the heater vent. In my old house I used to love standing over one in my nightgown and luxuriating in that warm air.

Saki looks like she is really watching that game - did she have $$$ on it?

Max and Biscuit pic is a great one. They look like my kids used to when I'd throw them outside. And the new pup, Harley, looks like he's gonna be quite handsome. Any idea what else his mix is?

As for the moose, well I don't even know what to say. I really don't think I want to live anywhere that the wildlife is that brave.

Thank you again Mis Hum and contributors!

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (RfzVr)

77 The first mule mascot to be given a name (in 1936) was Mr. Jackson, named for Stonewall Jackson, USMA Class of 1846. Maybe the cadets will name a future mule after the Donald.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (3C9q2)

--That is awesome.

Yes, name one after The Donald.

Even the Never Trumpers can then just call him a ass.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (e7oj4)

78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (3C9q2)

79
Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot, has her own cadet servant. First-year cadets must address her as "Miss Reveille, Ma'am."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (/VZ2u)

80 That is the classic "Busted!" pose from a dog. Cracks me up every time.
Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:25 PM (Nk3Dy)

Whatevs

Posted by: The Cat that Ate the Canary at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (e7oj4)

81 74 Weasel thinks WeaselDog would like peanut butter.

WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (8qUJW)
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WD just had some leftover chicken as a treat for going out in the cold rain to do her business.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

82 When I was resting near the top of Mount Humboldt in the Sangre de Cristo range in Colorado, I had a marmot lick my mink-oiled hiking boots. Got a fuzzy picture somewhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (hyuyC)

83 Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot, has her own cadet servant. First-year cadets must address her as "Miss Reveille, Ma'am."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (/VZ2u)

--UGA and Blu, the bulldog mascots of Georgia and Butler (respectively) are spoiled rotten.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (e7oj4)

84 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (hyuyC)
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Mink oil? GAAAK! My brothers!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (MVjcR)

85 Wonderful pet photos today!

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (ZWGeP)

86 All right, Maine is making this a game now.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:34 PM (e7oj4)

87 WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM


It is true that, in addition to alerting ChateauWeasel about the intruder, I drove him off, single-pawedly, in ignominious retreat.

Posted by: WeaselDog at December 15, 2018 04:35 PM (DMUuz)

88 Catasaurus Rex. Does any company make a litter pan that big, or does he just sit on the john and flush like everyone else?
https://laughingsquid.com/lotus-giant-maine-coon-cat/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:36 PM (Nk3Dy)

89 Well, if Maine could tackle, this would be a game.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:37 PM (e7oj4)

90 78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.
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Those cats are true Phillies fans.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:37 PM (Nk3Dy)

91 Aaaaaaand in two plays from scrimmage another EWU TD.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:38 PM (e7oj4)

92 Wow, and that 2-pointer was too easy

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:38 PM (e7oj4)

93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd managed to run a dust mop in that corner. But after seeing the dog's collection that had accumulated under that sofa I feel much less embarrassed about my housekeeping.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

94 UGA and Blu, the bulldog mascots of Georgia and Butler (respectively) are spoiled rotten

So is Handsome Dan, the Yale bulldog. The first Handsome Dan was chosen in 1889 as the football team's mascot because he was tolerant of children and noisy crowds but allergic to the color crimson. According to the local paper, "He was always taken to games on a leash, and the Harvard football team for years owed its continued existence to the fact that the rope held."

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (3C9q2)

95 78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.
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Love the photo of Max and Biscuit at the door too. "You gonna put that clickbox away and let us in or what?!!"

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (Nk3Dy)

96 Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a
question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live
mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four
articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a
number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as
distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams.
Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:



https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9



I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a
live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football
powerhouse.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)


As has been mentioned, live animal mascots get treated very well. What happened to Aurora earlier this year was an Army prank gone very wrong; goats are sturdier than falcons when it comes to theft.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:42 PM (ZWGeP)

97 93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

Snark? Here?

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:42 PM (Q7mSB)

98 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment
regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd
managed to run a dust mop in that corner. But after seeing the dog's
collection that had accumulated under that sofa I feel much less
embarrassed about my housekeeping.





Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

Happy cat, happy human. Dust here and there is inconsequential.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (ZWGeP)

99 I want to thank morons for the kind words for my pup, Logan. He had surgery on Tuesday to remove a big, ol tumor. Non-cancerous, thankfully. His incision is seeping a bit, so we're taking him back in to get it looked at.

But he's surprisingly back to normal. Rottweilers are stoic animals, that's for sure.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (xJa6I)

100 87 WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM

It is true that, in addition to alerting ChateauWeasel about the intruder, I drove him off, single-pawedly, in ignominious retreat.
Posted by: WeaselDog at December 15, 2018 04:35 PM (DMUuz)
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UPS and FedEx are on the enemy list, too.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

101 78. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.

Yeah, well imagine being White Sox fans.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:48 PM (tkNkP)

102 Those cats are true Phillies fans.

Tell me about it. I bought them a water bowl a few years back with the Phillies logo on it, and they threw up in it several times when the team went into its tailspin last summer.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:48 PM (3C9q2)

103 allergic to the color crimson. According to the local paper, "He was always taken to games on a leash, and the Harvard football team for years owed its continued existence to the fact that the rope held."
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (3C9q2)

--LMAO

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:50 PM (e7oj4)

104 "...I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment..."

Corn and beans, you live in your house. You take good care ofyour pets (obviously). Life creates dust. All good.

She's a beauty! We havea black cat named Wicker, but she's only 4 years old. I'll have to submit a photo so etime.

Posted by: Flyover at December 15, 2018 04:51 PM (B5K06)

105 WeaselDog, cut , jib, newsletter. Signed Brody, that doesn't bark at all.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:53 PM (8qUJW)

106 Doc told me to either eat more fish or take fish oil supplements. Having my fill of pills, I elected to simply eat more fish. All kinds. Salmon, sardines, herrings, anchovies.
You would think my cat would enjoy these as a side dish.
No way.
He just wants his kibbles.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 04:55 PM (w7KSn)

107 106 Doc told me to either eat more fish or take fish oil supplements. Having my fill of pills, I elected to simply eat more fish. All kinds. Salmon, sardines, herrings, anchovies.
You would think my cat would enjoy these as a side dish.
No way.
He just wants his kibbles.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 04:55 PM (w7KSn)

Shrimp? Cats like shrimp, a lot.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:58 PM (Q7mSB)

108 105 WeaselDog, cut , jib, newsletter. Signed Brody, that doesn't bark at all.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:53 PM (8qUJW)
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Would they ever be a pair!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

109 He just wants his kibbles.

Some cats are like that. Mine will eat tuna and salmon in addition to kibble, but usually prefer a "side dish" of turkey or chicken to fish. OTOH, I've had cats that would really pig out on kibble if I didn't watch their portions. One of them bit through the side of the kibble bag to get at the stuff inside; I learned from that to keep the bag out of kitteh reach.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 05:00 PM (3C9q2)

110 I want to thank morons for the kind words for my pup, Logan. He had surgery on Tuesday to remove a big, ol tumor. Non-cancerous, thankfully. His incision is seeping a bit, so we're taking him back in to get it looked at.

But he's surprisingly back to normal. Rottweilers are stoic animals, that's for sure.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (xJa6I)

Glad to hear it was non-cancerous and he's recovering well.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 05:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

111 93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd managed to run a dust mop in that corner.
Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)


My eyes are not attuned to detect such an insignificant amount of dust.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:01 PM (sdi6R)

112 Weasel, that would be the long and short of it, would it not.

Maybe she could send him a tape so I could just play it when someone knocks on the door.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:05 PM (8qUJW)

113 112 Weasel, that would be the long and short of it, would it not.

Maybe she could send him a tape so I could just play it when someone knocks on the door.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:05 PM (8qUJW)
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Some middle school kids walk home along the road behind our house, and WD feels compelled to bark her little head off at them. The other day a group of three girls were laughing and telling her how cute she was. Not the effect I think she was going for.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 05:08 PM (MVjcR)

114 Brody can send a cardboard cut out that will make people think she has a back up.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:10 PM (8qUJW)

115 Gaming thread up.

Posted by: HH at December 15, 2018 05:17 PM (mIJBI)

116 Chess thread up.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 05:18 PM (3C9q2)

117 Our cat Patch just scratched (on purpose) one of the leather bar stools we got an hour ago. Heidi has saved his life for the time being. But he's on thin ice.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:19 PM (KTFtO)

118 It's just a bad Patch.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:23 PM (8qUJW)

119 I smiled Ben. Gees. I think it was the leather.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (KTFtO)

120 Oh, hell I knew with Maine Coons we couldn't have nice things. At least it was a Craigslist deal.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:29 PM (KTFtO)

121 I always figured that you can have cats or you can have immaculate furniture. Pick one.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:44 PM (sdi6R)

122 I always figured that you can have cats or you can have immaculate furniture. Pick one.
Posted by: rickl
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Also, you can forget dark wool clothes...unless you have stock in a lint-roller company.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (xSo9G)

123 I aspire to have a Maine Coon cat one day.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 06:18 PM (w7KSn)

124 After a week of Scout being on Ben Had's recommended diet I can't say there has been any big change. If I leave his cone off for any length of time while I am not around, he will start chewing on his back again until it's raw.

He really likes the buttermilk though. We will continue the new diet for a while longer. I'm thinking of getting him a jacket. Maybe made out of chain mail.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2018 07:40 PM (UdKB7)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Not much time before Christmas [KT]

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Hello, gardeners and friends of gardeners! Are your yard and garden ready for Christmas?

The squirrel above, busy getting ready for winter, was photographed by one of my Swiss friends in a park in the USA. Not sure where. He wasn't writing in English.

If only those little critters were not so destructive.

Hurricane season is over in South Carolina. Thank goodness. My niece and her husband returned to Brookgreen for their Nights of a Thousand Candles.

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See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. From 3 - 10 pm walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends!

Some trees really are adorned by a lot of lights. Can't tell if there is a little elf or something near the base of the trunk.

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Palms:

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Two views of trees already festooned with Spanish Moss:

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You can go indoors for some exhibits, including a Harry Potter-themed miniature train set-up with a flying car on one side and dementors flying above on the other.

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Three reminders that Brookgreen was conceived as a sculpture garden:

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And here's a community Christmas tree. Do you have one in your town?

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Tree Science

Via Maggie's Farm, The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree:

Many people are practiced at picking the perfect tree. They'll judge on things like color, size, shape, needle quality, and bushiness. But behind the annual selection of a coniferous house guest--some 30 million of them a year, in the US--is a ton of science.

To Bert Cregg, identifying exactly what makes a tree perfect is more than a holiday tradition, it's a major part of his job. He's a forest researcher at Michigan State University and a renowned expert on Christmas tree production. His work covers two main areas: genetics and culture techniques. "Basically, how can we identify species and seed sources that are going to lead to better Christmas trees, and how can growers manage their farms to produce better trees," he says.

Thirty million. Ever thought about growing your own? Ever grown your own? How did it turn out?

Some of the science is described at the link. Pre-science ritual depicted below:

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Here's something a little different. Think this tree is cat-proof? I wouldn't count on it, personally. Maybe there's something I don't know about it.

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Edible Gardening, Gifts, etc.

Not much to eat in most gardens this time of year, but the oranges are on here. And here's a banana from somewhere in Central California. Perhaps near the coast. They would fit in most Christmas stockings. Heh.

I have been getting email notifications and gift certificate offers from various seed catalogs. I kind of like the one from Nichols, a smallish nursery in the Northwest. You can order a mail gift certificate or get a PDF certificate until the weekend before Christmas. If you want to place a veggie seed order (0or herbs, spices or teas), use the promo code CHILLY for 20% off on the "view cart" page.

There's a recipe for Triple Ginger Cookies on their Gardener's Pantry Blog. Ever grown Mache? Here's a winter salad with beets and walnuts.

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They also carry beer and winemaking supplies and some other stuff. Get some Variegated Barley Cat Grass for your pets. Just a dollar.

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I am ordering seeds for a friend from Pinetree.

Gardens of The Horde

Lurker anonymous had another species of aloe from her collection bloom this week:

Just love these succulents. Here is one of my Aloe bainesii in bloom.

Got lucky, great nursery in the area had some agaves on sale and a Charley Brown aloe. (He looks like he fell over and many of his arms are mangled. But he was 1/2 price and he will weather the incident). Think I need to go back and buy three more. I'm addicted, what can I say?

AOS and your garden thread really make my day.

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I like the color of the flowers. And they look kind of whimsical to me.

Aloe bainesii is also called Tree Aloe. It grows to 15 meters in its native habitat and up to 30 feet in favored locations in the USA. It gets pretty wide, too. Its current scientic name is Aloe barberae, but it will probably still go by its older scientific name in nurseries for a while.

The plant above will likely be even more impressive in the future.

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you just want to be a lurker.

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1 First?

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 12:50 PM (3MG/9)

2 Does it make me a scrooge to day I hate putting up Xmas lights?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 12:52 PM (0tfLf)

3 If my parents and their neighbors stopped putting birdseed out in the winter the squirrels would think that Jehovah had cursed them. Since Dad invested in squirrel-resistant feeders they are reduced to gleaning the back porch and spend more of their time elsewhere.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 12:56 PM (Nk3Dy)

4 I don't normally post in the gardening thread, but today I have some comments AND get a first. Seems like a time to celebrate and get hammered!

Here in Kosovo, most homes with any kind of yard seem to have a small orchard of all kinds of various fruit trees. Plenty of the usual stuff like apples and pears, but also a bunch of fruit I'd never heard of, let alone seen. Quince? Medlar? It was even more humorous, as they'd show me the fruit, and we'd have to use Google translate from Albanian to English just to get the fruit's name, and I still wouldn't know what it was.

Let me tell you, though...if you get a chance to try quince, jump on it. Most interesting, it has a wonderful, strong scent that reminds me of Earl Grey tea. It can be a little tough to prepare, as it starts off ROCK hard, but it has a great sour apple kind of flavor. They make a local liquor our of it called raki/rakia, and it's great.

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 12:56 PM (3MG/9)

5 Good afternoon Greenthumbs and Sowmen

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:57 PM (/rm4P)

6 My sister's community in Upper Sandusky has a town Xmas Lights display in a park which they show every year, supported by charitable donations and sponsors. Impressive and creative, and they try a few different things every year.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 12:57 PM (Nk3Dy)

7 Hope enough time for NYC grandkids. Prolly last Brooklyn

Posted by: Gooner at December 15, 2018 12:58 PM (ANeY1)

8 I put out a lot of Millet, squirrels deign to eat very little of it. Until it is about 10F. Then it tastes better.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 12:58 PM (RuIsu)

9 2 Does it make me a scrooge to day I hate putting up Xmas lights?
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Depends on the weather and you placement on the Griswald Effect chart.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Nk3Dy)

10 I put lights up, not too many for first time in quite a few years. Remade my front fence and decided then to do it up in lights.
Think next year will do more.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:02 PM (/rm4P)

11 Let me tell you, though...if you get a chance to try quince, jump on it.

My grandmother (not Grandma Basura, the other one) had a quince tree in her backyard in San Bruno, CA. She would make quince jelly and quince butter from the fruit. Any time that stuff came to our house that's what got eaten first.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 15, 2018 01:06 PM (0bu2O)

12 I was going to be lazy and not do any lights this year, but it seems a lot of folks in the CO front range area also felt lazy or perhaps being full of gaia followers many folks traded in reliable light strings for LEDs a few years ago and then the junky modern shit quit working after a year or 2. So I will at least get out the projection lights we got last year and probably also string a few lights cuz I enjoy the cheery colored lights during this season of very short days.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 01:07 PM (jUcoH)

13
Sorry not buying the clean whitewalls on the pickup after driving through snow and mud to get a Christmas tree

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 01:07 PM (TAmPV)

14 When we had cats, I tied some clear fishing line to the tree and attached the ends to the wall behind the tree. This kept the tree from being pulled over.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 01:07 PM (4HMW8)

15 It's supposed to be mid 50s here today, so we're expanding our garden fence to encompass some fruit trees and serviceberries. Had it open just long enough for some young bucks to tear up the peach trees. The animals!

I like the sound of mache. Probably would be an early season green here? (midwest)

Posted by: MarkY at December 15, 2018 01:14 PM (FYH4D)

16 I grew my own Christmas tree once. Not on purpose, it just sorta happened. Spruce tree came up from seed in a place it couldn't stay, so when it was the right size it was cut for a Christmas tree.

Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2018 01:15 PM (JfehE)

17 We had a 6 mo or so kitten one year that carefully climbed up the center of the artificial tree and then just a bit out on the branches. I was giggling so much I could barely work the camera to get some "find Waldo" pictures. I miss having cats that enjoyed the giant seasonal cat toy.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 01:16 PM (jUcoH)

18 The Christmas displays by single homes can be very elaborate around here. And in a nice development a block away the whole street has their street line trees in white lights.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:16 PM (/rm4P)

19 Let me tell you, though...if you get a chance to try quince, jump on it. Most interesting, it has a wonderful, strong scent that reminds me of Earl Grey tea. It can be a little tough to prepare, as it starts off ROCK hard, but it has a great sour apple kind of flavor. They make a local liquor our of it called raki/rakia, and it's great.
Posted by: Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 12:56 PM (3MG/9)

Quince makes good jelly, too, with lots of sweetener. The bushes make fearsomely impenetrable hedges.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 01:16 PM (CZWTf)

20 Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 12:56 PM

Yes, quinces are big in Eastern Europe. Interesting details. Thanks. There are a couple of varieties you can eat raw if you shave the fruit real thin.

Some people also eat Flowering Quince fruits, which tend to be lemony.

Did you learn how to blet a medlar?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 01:18 PM (BVQ+1)

21 Grimaldi, quince needs to be cooked, but you used to always find it in old farm orchards because it was a sure source of pectin for firming up your jellies. They smell lovely and I think the flowers are prettier than lemon flowers. If you can them too hard and too hot and long, the fruit turns a garnet color.

Medlar has a fruit that looks inside out when it is mature, and has to be allowed to sit off the tree and look almost rotten before it is edible. It is called "bletting"


I am going to try to root some quince for my yard this year, as well as some apple cuttings.
I also get to dig up a volunteer elderberry and plant it where I plan to take out the holly tree.
And my niece has some wild blackcap wild raspberries growing in her fenceline so I plan to dig some starts and put them in where my domestic raspberries are dying out. I already planted some thimbleberries there, but they aren't thriving. They may need a moister or more shady spot.


My other early Spring tasks are to try to do a bud graft onto the asian pear my GF bought since she doesn't like the cultivar she had me plant, and move some volunteer plums sprouts into buried buckets so I can do some grafting of my yellow plum onto them. I have a volunteer plum tree that has wonderful fruit that a number of people want trees for themselves.

It sounds like I have so much energy, it makes me tired just thinking about it.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 01:20 PM (mUa7G)

22 Christmas displays make me happy. Look up the Regents Street, London for an astonishing display of angels. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:21 PM (MIKMs)

23 MarkY at December 15, 2018 01:14 PM

There are two kinds of Mache, big-seeded and small-seeded. One is hardier than the other. The hardy one takes considerable cold. Both are candidates for a cold frame in winter even in the Midwest.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 01:23 PM (BVQ+1)

24 You have lights?!

Posted by: North Korea at December 15, 2018 01:24 PM (98WNR)

25 My cat laughs at your cat-proof tree. Then knocks it over for good measure.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:26 PM (ju9gW)

26 Once again, I have repurposed an old gilded card display as my tree. I think there are 500 multicolored lights on the little thing that sits on a table. I crack the curtains and that is my decor. I stopped adding more lights when I could easily read by the light of the tree-shaped thing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:27 PM (MIKMs)

27 I love that room with the cat proof tree and the cute idea of hanging balls on the mantle! My cat drinks the water from the tree.

Posted by: keena at December 15, 2018 01:29 PM (RiTnx)

28 Hey 'rons and 'ettes of the World Famous, KT hosted, Gardening Thread! It's been a rough year here at "chez plum" but onward and upward. I'm wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year or whatever conveys my sincere best wishes to all of you and your families. And I especially raise a glass to KT. (This is where you all echo "KT" and "hear, hear" and other such mumblings of moron appreciation.)

Posted by: plum at December 15, 2018 01:30 PM (UGWNZ)

29 20 Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 12:56 PM

Did you learn how to blet a medlar?
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018

After watching videos on YouTube, but not from the locals. Actually, I usually walk in mixed groups of international officers, and it's funny to see a bunch of older men in the LTC-COL rank jumping up to grab fruit off of trees. Some Turkish guys pulled medlars that were still on the tree off, squeezed them so the goo came out, and told me to bite a small hole in the side and suck the insides out. The taste and texture reminded me of a Fig Newton's filling.

As for quince, a lot of YouTube videos and such say you can't eat them raw, but the family I visited had several crates of apples and quince in their basement, and I ate a quince the gave me raw, and it was fine. Again, like a sour apple, but the flesh was more like a pear, and the nice aroma made it great. Could be a different strain, or it had been allowed to ripen for a while.

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 15, 2018 01:30 PM (3MG/9)

30 @16 ronster. We did the same thing this year! It's a little crooked because it was on a hill but I love the Charlie Brown look of it!

Posted by: keena at December 15, 2018 01:30 PM (RiTnx)

31 I'd noticed the past few years that some Christmas trees don't have the strong evergreen scent that filled our homes when we were kids. Someone told me there is a reason for why the cultivated trees are scent-free, but I can't recall the reason. The trees in the wild still have that awesome scent.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (kD8Fh)

32 Since the backyard skunk doesn't seem to be going anywhere, I've decided he should be named. Pepe is obvious and overdone. I'm thinking Zebulon. Suggestions?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (ju9gW)

33 Probably very sad that our last Christmas tree was 17 years ago and our cats were only 7 months old. It was funny watching 2 kittens climbing in it but was our last one. Still have just one cat Cinnamon and doubt she would climb any tree now.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:33 PM (/rm4P)

34 Pepe is obvious and overdone. I'm thinking Zebulon. Suggestions?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (ju9gW)

Weed.
Ganja.
Chronic.
Ditch.
Cheech.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 15, 2018 01:34 PM (fmOMA)

35 . Look up the Regents Street, London for an astonishing display of angels.

I am astonished that godless London supports this beautiful display. How long before the "refugee" population deems it offensive? Enjoy it while you can mates!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:34 PM (kD8Fh)

36 Since the backyard skunk doesn't seem to be going anywhere, I've decided
he should be named. Pepe is obvious and overdone. I'm thinking
Zebulon. Suggestions?

"D" for durian.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 15, 2018 01:35 PM (0bu2O)

37 What the heck is 'tea tree oil' or essence? I'll ask if I'm around the pet thread today, but what the heck is the plant itself? My kids bought it as a facial thing a few years ago, but youngest just bought some as a breath freshener for one of the dogs. Still don't know what a tea tree is.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:36 PM (MIKMs)

38 Had a pet skunk when I was a wee lad. Named him Bucky, cause of the way he patted his paws to warn other critters he was not to be trifled with.
Mom hated him. He disappeared.

Posted by: MarkY at December 15, 2018 01:38 PM (FYH4D)

39 Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (ju9gW)
"Flower?" Of course that's Disney (who're on the naughty list .)

Posted by: plum at December 15, 2018 01:39 PM (UGWNZ)

40 I've only smelled durian once, and I found the aroma oddly pleasant.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:39 PM (ju9gW)

41 We have a few days of temps in the mid-40s to 50s so the leaf lettuce and dill are getting time without the covers. (I still can't believe they've survived the below freezing nights.)

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 01:41 PM (bmdz3)

42 Skunk = 'Stripes'. Badgers aren't as common, so skunks have inherited the title.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:41 PM (MIKMs)

43 Still don't know what a tea tree is.


Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:36 PM (MIKMs)


it's from Australia, Melaleuca alternifolia. I've used it topically on my skin but it seems pretty strong to give orally to a pet, unless it is diluted.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (kD8Fh)

44 plum at December 15, 2018 01:30 PM

Thanks, plum! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (BVQ+1)

45 Wife finds uses for tree tea oil, its stinky stuff.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (/rm4P)

46 Apparently, when French explorers first encountered the skunk in North America, they initially named it the "stink badger". Seems appropriate.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 15, 2018 01:46 PM (ju9gW)

47 Wife finds uses for tree tea oil, its stinky stuff.
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If it helps with one of the dogs' carrion breath, I'm okay with it, as long as it won't hurt long term.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:47 PM (MIKMs)

48 Love the photos but my favorite is the candle-lit landscape. The light-wrapped trees are impressive but the candle light is delightful. Also, the top one may show the most content squirrel ever captured on film or whatever is used these days.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 01:47 PM (bmdz3)

49 it's from Australia, Melaleuca alternifolia. I've used it topically on
my skin but it seems pretty strong to give orally to a pet, unless it is
diluted.
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Thank you, kallisto. Yes, very diluted and further diluted in the water bowl, but I am worried about long term. Although after a week, the carrion breath (not regular stinky dog/cat breath, but real nasty) is not as awful.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:56 PM (MIKMs)

50 kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM

Absolutely right. It is also toxic orally in humans, even though the name comes from its use on Captain Cook's ships as a tea to prevent scurvy.

One human use for the oil is against toenail fungus. But it is absorbed through the skin, so don't overdo it.

The bushes are pretty in a filmly sort of way, with little pink or white flowers. Small leaves.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (BVQ+1)

51 JTB at December 15, 2018 01:47 PM

I thought the squirrel looked happy, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:03 PM (BVQ+1)

52 I always have a ton of reading waiting for me but I will interrupt it whenever a seed catalog appears. Now if the damn things would just show up. Not that I'm eager or anything.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 02:04 PM (bmdz3)

53 Think next year will do more.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:02 PM (/rm4P)


I feel like a Grinch, all my across the street neighbors and the ones in the back have lovely displays. I'm sandwiched between two non-celebrators, though: Jewish and Chinese, so I'll just roll with them this year.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:05 PM (kD8Fh)

54 mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 01:56 PM

You might consider switching off between different products to reduce awful dog breath. If you are concerned about long-term toxicity.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:07 PM (BVQ+1)

55 Another El Krapo weekend weather-wise keeping me home and away from my roots on the land at WeaselAcres.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:07 PM (MVjcR)

56 And to make matters worse, I'm in imminent danger of being assigned something to do around here by WeaselWoman.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:10 PM (MVjcR)

57 As always, the thread with the most beautiful pictures, week after week. Thanks, KT!

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:11 PM (U5tDi)

58 On the gardening front only have enough leaves chopped up to put compost scraps in, doubt 1/4 of them picked up. Did it early spring this year, didn't seem to bad to do it that way. One way or another my leaves are not going anywhere, their trapped in my yard only.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (/rm4P)

59 Weasel, isn't this weather the pits? My husband and boys were supposed to get the rest of the leaves done (which is a lot) this weekend, and there's no way.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (U5tDi)

60 I think I need new off-road lights for the Gator. Yep. That's what I need.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:14 PM (MVjcR)

61 Weasel, you are just looking for an excuse to avoid Weasel Woman chores.

Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2018 02:18 PM (JfehE)

62 59 Weasel, isn't this weather the pits? My husband and boys were supposed to get the rest of the leaves done (which is a lot) this weekend, and there's no way.
Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (U5tDi)
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Yep, and same here. I mostly cleaned up the yard but there are still a bunch in the planting beds that need to be wrangled to the curb. Not a fan of cold wet weather.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:18 PM (MVjcR)

63 So much content!

The only 'gardening' going on here, is trying to keep the clematis cuttings and one store-bought Poinsettia alive.

Heh, the tree rats are still trying to bury their damned walnuts in my pots of daffodils, tulips and garlic... and the chicken wire remains firmly pinned down!!

Posted by: JQ at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (zMzA6)

64 Weasel, Don't worry about WA. A non-freezing rain will do it good and give you a break from farm chores. As far as the to-do list, you are on your own. I'm big, well armed and can even be charming (sorta). But I'm not dumb enough to get between WeaselWoman's list and anyone. :-)

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (bmdz3)

65 61 Weasel, you are just looking for an excuse to avoid Weasel Woman chores.
Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2018 02:18 PM (JfehE)
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Absolutely. I spent most of the morning working on the gun thread and made it look like I was doing work stuff.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (MVjcR)

66 64 Weasel, Don't worry about WA. A non-freezing rain will do it good and give you a break from farm chores. As far as the to-do list, you are on your own. I'm big, well armed and can even be charming (sorta). But I'm not dumb enough to get between WeaselWoman's list and anyone. :-)
Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (bmdz3)
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What I should have done was to go down this weekend and get the truck stuck in the mud again and practice extricating myself with the winch.

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:23 PM (MVjcR)

67 Re: Tea tree oil: If you're congested (chest or sinuses) boil a pot of water on the stove. You're going to want to make a towel tent over a basin for the next bit, so prepare. Be quick. Put the boiling water in a bowl where the heat won't damage whatever's beneath it. Put in a few drops of Tea Tree Oil. Cover your noggin with the towel and add a wee splash of Hydrogen peroxide. Sinuses cleared.

Posted by: plum at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (UGWNZ)

68 The only active gardening I'm doing for now is to watch the three dollar hyacinth bulb in a vase we got last week. Hope it works, it usually does, because the blossoms have such a wonderful scent.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 02:27 PM (bmdz3)

69
What I should have done was to go down this weekend and get the truck stuck in the mud again and practice extricating myself with the winch.
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Mrs. Weasel must have a heck of a honey-do list for you if that's the better alternative.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:27 PM (U5tDi)

70 Mrs. Weasel must have a heck of a honey-do list for you if that's the better alternative.
Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:27 PM (U5tDi)
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Yeah, and she's pretty rude about mentioning it every year, too!

Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:29 PM (MVjcR)

71 The images of Bookgreen are just amazing.

Posted by: shibumi at December 15, 2018 02:31 PM (fUnZ7)

72 Skip at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM

A new composting strategy!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:31 PM (BVQ+1)

73 That picture with the pickup takes me back to my childhood, when we would get our tree from my Dad's younger brother Greg (who took over the family farm). We would drive his old Ford sedan into the woods on one of the access roads to find a balsam fir that Dad would cut down tie to the roof. One year the snow was so deep we got stuck in a low spot. Luckily my Dad was able to get the chains on rock the car free. It was much easier to get the tree once snowmobiles became a Thing Uncle Greg got an Arctic Cat with a box sled.
One year my Dad decided the balsams in our side yard were getting too close the the power line that ran to our house, so he had my teenage brother shinny up the tallest tree cut off the top 6 ft for our tree that year. There is no christmas tree smell like a freshly cut balsam fir. I wonder if the tree farms cut their trees so early that they lose their smell.

And I want to testify that LED mini-lights aren't for outdoor use. I don't care what it says on the dammed box. Now I only put them on my porch on the wall of my house where they don't get wet. I bought one of those LED ribbons for the porch railing this year, so I'll see if embedding the LEDs in solid plastic makes them more weather proof. That is all.

Posted by: badgerwx, weekend lurker at December 15, 2018 02:31 PM (3HZVl)

74 What I should have done was to go down this weekend and get the truck stuck in the mud again and practice extricating myself with the winch.
Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 02:23 PM (MVjcR)

Well, there ya go! Announce to She Who Must Be Obeyed that you need to go comparison shopping for tow straps, come-alongs, tire chains, etc. Then take off to the hardware stores and auto parts stores to do your research.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 02:32 PM (CZWTf)

75 shibumi at December 15, 2018 02:31 PM

My niece and her husband both take some fine photos.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:32 PM (BVQ+1)

76 shibumi, how are you feeling? Are you recovering well from your surgery?

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:35 PM (U5tDi)

77 plum at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM

Good to know. I've seen bad stories about tea tree essential oil in the air in homes with pets, though.

A caution to be careful with the vapors.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:36 PM (BVQ+1)

78 If you click on the tree aloe link, you can see a BIG aloe. Wonder how many hummingbirds it could feed at one time?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 02:44 PM (BVQ+1)

79 My town puts up a rather large Christmas tree in a little square near the train station, so all of the commuters get to see it.


It's a pleasure, especially on cold evenings with a hint of snow in the air...the lights seem to twinkle especially energetically.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2018 02:46 PM (wYseH)

80 Found the Christmas candy stash!!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 02:51 PM (MVjcR)

81 Oh boy. Weasel is going to get in trouble before the day is over.

Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2018 02:54 PM (JfehE)

82 Hahaha, Weasel! Love your new nic.

And, I'm telling Mrs. Weasel.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:55 PM (U5tDi)

83 I'd give anything to have a hint of snow in the air, rather than the flood warnings I've been getting for the past two days.

At least it keeps me inside baking cookies.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:56 PM (U5tDi)

84 81 Oh boy. Weasel is going to get in trouble before the day is over.
Posted by: Ronster at December 15, 2018 02:54 PM (JfehE)
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I make bad choices daily!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (MVjcR)

85 Am a avowed H8er of snow, but a nice coating Christmas eve would be the only exception of the year.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (/rm4P)

86 I make bad choices daily!
Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (MVjcR)


Bernie Sanders would be happy to fix that for you.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 03:00 PM (4HMW8)

87 83 I'd give anything to have a hint of snow in the air, rather than the flood warnings I've been getting for the past two days.

At least it keeps me inside baking cookies.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up now for the NoVaMoMe! at December 15, 2018 02:56 PM (U5tDi)
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Just sitting here thinking fondly of the 98 degree, 70 percent humidity summer days at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:00 PM (MVjcR)

88 Pet thread is up.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 03:00 PM (kD8Fh)

89 Hmm, the squirrels in my corner of Idaho's Treasure Valley are more than happy to snarf up any millet I put on my porch for the ground-feeding birds. (I chase them if I see them at it. I don't plan to feed squirrels! It's OK if they bat cleanup for what the birds at the feeder manage to drop.)

A warm week - high 46, low 27. The snow is nearly all melted; we only had 2 inches anyhow. I spent a few minutes this morning raking up wet leaves out front to stuff the trash, which I think I'll be doing all winter...

We hung our lights previously - 2 strands around the door, one on each pillar, and a short strand on each of the 2 wreaths. This week, we bought our Christmas tree - "discounted due to sunburn". I say it looks fine.

I took a garden stroll this morning after finishing my raking. The Johnny Jump-Ups *still* have flowers. And it looks like I could still get fresh oregano or English thyme if I wanted it; everything else is dead. (I wonder if the fall spinach's roots will survive until spring?)

Have I ever grown my own Christmas tree? Well, not specifically, but I've cut a tree in my yard and *used* it as such. I had 3 evergreens out front in my California yard, the outer 2 grew faster and the middle one was getting squeezed. Rather than just cut it out and toss it, we cut it for Christmas.

Also, in my current home, we planted the baby blue spruces for the windbreak at double their eventual desired spacing, so half of them are destined to be cut someday. (If we don't stay here that long, we'll have to tell the future owner about that.)

Since this is short, I might as well throw in a plug for blood donation. (I'm a regular donor.) The blood banks are always short this time of year. And they told me at my recent donation, if a blood bank, or a whole region, has to cancel appointments due to bad weather, it creates critical shortages. So if you're eligible, please consider donating. It takes less than an hour and you can be a life-saving hero for somebody. What better way to bid the old year farewell, or greet the new? (If you're not eligible, you could drive a friend back and forth to their appointment; or just help me spread the word.)

Posted by: Pat* at December 15, 2018 03:06 PM (2pX/F)

90 The only thing I'm growing are some snickerdoodles in the oven...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2018 03:19 PM (kufk0)

91 Want to see how those Christmas trees get their perfect shape?

https://youtu.be/7fF_JWDyBZQ

I'd end up in the hospital.

Posted by: Golfman at December 15, 2018 03:20 PM (GL/05)

92 That guy looks like he has done that before...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (kufk0)

93 Pat*
Those are some HARDY johnny-jump-ups. Interesting Christmas tree/windbreak idea.

Posted by: KT at December 15, 2018 03:54 PM (BVQ+1)

94 My far better half and I honeymooned in Savanah in a November, 18 years ago. The memories came flowing back with those pics. Our SE is so underrated as a place to be. The parks and moss so cool.

Ps do not try to take Spanish moss home with you. Boy, that was a mistake..

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at December 15, 2018 04:00 PM (YpRda)

95 The Invisible Hand at December 15, 2018 04:00 PM
Check. No Spanish moss in the luggage.

Posted by: KT at December 15, 2018 10:24 PM (BVQ+1)

They want to be understood [KT]

mandela joan.jpg

Happy Saturday! Today's musings turned out to be about the efforts of people on The Left to be understood, mostly.

Social Media

I am finding interesting things at Quillette on a regular basis now. The image above is from a piece on the travails of someone from The Left in dealing with Twitter.

So what are we to make of my ban? The only sensible conclusion is that Twitter is run by a coterie of crypto-fascists. Needless to say, this bodes ill for the social justice movement. . .

Do not pity me. As a woman in a heteronormative patriarchal world I am accustomed to males like Jack Dorsey attempting to keep me silent. In my absence from Twitter, I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression. I even managed to write a book which I have entitled Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. I did want to call it My Struggle, but that title was already taken apparently.

Entertainment

We are all aware of the angst caused on The Left by the song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside". But David Thompson alerts us to another American Classic which has been given a fresh, dismaying interpretation:

The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.

"It says so right here, in The Guardian. Specifically,

Oz is first wondrous and revelatory, then sinister and suspect, a good trip that goes wrong... It's this lurking inner wrongness, the darkness at its edges and the emptiness at its core, that speaks to me now.

"The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female." One who seems determined to find yet another staple of Christmas both ghastly and problematic:"

It's impossible to watch the newly crowned 'most influential film ever' without seeing the parallels to the sickly US of today.

"Oh, ye doubters. Madame Bidisha has her reasons."

We can read the catastrophic effects of climate change into the tornado that sets the narrative off,

"I didn't say they would be convincing."

Check out her reasons for being overwhelmed by the predictive power of this movie. Maybe you can help answer her question about why she is reading so much into this movie at this time.

From the comments:

oz-munchkins.jpg

Bad haircuts, small hands, "Munch" rhymes with "Drumpf",
that is certainly no coincidence.

You can see how that could set off the sirens in some minds. Similar effects could be noted with other classic movies.

Dictators want to be understood

Back to Quillette for something a little more serious: What can we learn from dictators' literature?

In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers before they were political leaders, rehearsing their ideological fantasies on paper in anticipation of the day when they would have entire populations at their mercy. At one end of the century, you have Lenin and Mussolini who both had two decades worth of published work behind them when they ascended to power; at the other, you have the Ayatollah Khomeini, writing thick volumes on Islamic jurisprudence and theology before he became the supreme leader of Iran. But dictators also write when they are in power: For instance, Lenin, Stalin, Franco, Saddam Hussein, Salazar, Gaddafi and Mao all found time to write, despite their busy schedules.

The variety is startling. There are novels: Mussolini wrote The Cardinal's Mistress, a historical potboiler; Franco produced Raza, a fictionalized account of the Civil War, while Saddam Hussein wrote four novels in the last years of his regime, among them the historical romance Zabiba and the King. Gaddafi wrote prose miniatures; Mao, Salazar, Stalin and Ho Chi Minh dabbled in poetry; Stalin wrote a pamphlet on linguistics; Enver Hoxha, the dictator of Albania, wrote a sequence of memoirs vast enough to rival Proust, while Kim Jong-il issued treatises on opera, journalism and cinema containing piercing insights such as: "A film's images must look good on the screen."

You might want to read the whole thing. Anybody old enough to remember when college students in the USA carried around copies of Mao's Little Red Book? I don't remember seeing this myself, but I certainly heard about it.

Music


NOTE: This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 art!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:17 AM (BJlbN)

2 Nothing like being the tail end, unless Sophia Loren.
willowed

How about a new sheriff?
Sheriff Donald Trump, here's the poster -

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y76ygeun

Found it here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7jbgdn8

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:18 AM (lDIk/)

3 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)

4 I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression.

That's a pretty good parody. Onion? Babylon Bee?

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (QrTqV)

5 I took the opportunity to spend some time at a resort in Val d'Isere, where I could relax and contemplate my oppression. I even managed to write a book which I have entitled Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. I did want to call it My Struggle, but that title was already taken apparently.

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satire, right?

It's hard to tell these days

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BJlbN)

6 http://bit.ly/2oazg1d
******

Dokken - Paris is Burning - YouTube

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)

7 Brad Parscale @parscale
20m
Fake news! Was with him all day yesterday, this is just more narrative pushing to tell a FAKE story. Problem is fewer reporters know what is going on because @realDonaldTrump has figured out who the leakers are. Isolation is actually cleaning up the leaks.

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:21 AM (BqBId)

8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?

None so blind as those that will not see. - Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 11:22 AM (9rIkM)

9 Trying to keep up with all the outrage is fucking exhausting.

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 15, 2018 11:22 AM (QQt0H)

10 Anyone who goes to a resort to contemplate isn't really suffering at all.

Now if they had gone the samurai trope with the cold mountain water, carrying pails of such day after day... all to better themselves.

Then I might start to respect them. Or call them a masochist.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (Wkm6f)

11 Yes, votermom, sometimes it IS hard to tell these days. They played it straight if you go to the link. Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (BVQ+1)

12 Anybody old enough to remember when college students in the USA carried around copies of Mao's Little Red Book? I don't remember seeing this myself, but I certainly heard about it.

Yes. When I was young Mao was as big as Che, maybe bigger. People really, seriously, believed he was creating a new human nature in China.

I do remember an old, c. 1970 note in NR, that there was concern that the book was selling like hotcakes in E Africa. But it turned out no one was reading it. Rather, the paper was liked to roll cigarettes, and the cover made a handy billfold.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (VaN/j)

13 satire.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 15, 2018 11:24 AM (Pg+x7)

14 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)

15 Wait ... so if the Wizard of Oz is Donald Trump, then who does that make the Wicked Witch of the West?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (/qEW2)

16 Pelosi and the WW of the W ? Have they ever been seen together? Just sayin.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (LJ5b1)

17 Please, no one suggest Obama write a novel. (Or anyway, not something openly presented as such.) The only good thing that could come out of that would be reviews by Ace or Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (VaN/j)

18 As for Bidisha... she ain't the only one. There is such a Negative Nelly group in Japan who finds there is nothing good in any Studio Ghibli movie now that they have had to get jobs and see their prospects for happily ever after diminish.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (Wkm6f)

19 So Quilette thinks the writings of despots, tyrants, etc. are a path to be followed and feels oppressed that she cannot punch who perceived enemies in the face?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (1g7ch)

20 Those losers who see Trump in "The Wizard of Oz" need to put down the bong and switch back to watching the movie while listening to "Dark Side of the Moon."

Posted by: windbag at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (i/a37)

21 12 I have made poor life choices
Posted by: ScoggDog at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM (GjAer)


'Tis true. But deriving self-satisfaction from being able to hit a mute-button ain't never been one of 'em.

Y'all have a good weekend.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known As SD at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (Vbw7/)

22 Morning all.
I find it interesting that on FB, where I never post, but if I add a comment to someone else's post that is in the slightest way conservative sounding, I get cut off.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (0tfLf)

23
Cold, raining, and dark in Paris now. Pretty much over.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (jYje5)

24 *waves to mpfs*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (Wkm6f)

25 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".
That was Ayers.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (w7KSn)

26 I'm in an aisle seat on the plane, boss, the plane. That's fine but planes are so tight now that every single person who walks by touches me.
At the risk of sounding phobic aaagh!

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (5kWdO)

27 477 You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)


French press coffee is very caffeinated. I like the Bialetti type percolater.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (BJlbN)

28 Joan of Arc is the perfect metaphor for the Hildebeast.


Or maybe not.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (cS3Yq)

29 Always say until I see Hillary's broomstick I won't be sure she will never be President.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:29 AM (/rm4P)

30
Please, no one suggest Obama write a novel. (Or anyway, not something openly presented as such.) The only good thing that could come out of that would be reviews by Ace or Mark Steyn.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:26 AM (VaN/j)






No chance of that. Billy A. is too busy to take on the ghostwriting job.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2018 11:29 AM (eXA4G)

31 3 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!
Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:19 AM (BqBId)


There are two - count 'em, two - articles at Power Line regetting the passing of the WS. What makes them fun is the comments.

I put in something that just occurred to me. The best analogy, to Kristol's and WS's self-destruction, that I can think of, is Elizabeth Warren's DNA test fiasco. Death by self-inflicted wounds.

You know, when Trump first clinched it, I was not at all pleased. But the #NT douchebags made it really easy to fall in along with Kimball and Schlicter.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:30 AM (VaN/j)

32 What's Billy Boy doing these days?



Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:30 AM (lDIk/)

33 "As a woman in a heteronormative patriarchal world"

That's a real fancy way to so say "I'm a loser."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 15, 2018 11:31 AM (ZxU8C)

34 Well Bill Clinton wrote a book with James Patterson, Gaylord's Murder in the Boy's Room can't be far behind.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:31 AM (Wkm6f)

35 Speaking of th WoO the other week we went on a musical movie love or hate thread. I love the WoO but never considered it a musical, more a movie with a few songs that are not really talking lines to music.
Yes? No?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM (/rm4P)

36 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)

------------

Godfrey Elfwick. Funny dude.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM (ffYR/)

37 Bill Clinton could write an interesting book.
Obama's book wouldn't be worth cigarette paper.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (lDIk/)

38 i'm still suspended by twitter....
@KirstenPowers there's nothing more white
than acknowledging that your whiteness is so superior you get to tell
other white people what to do.....thank you mighty whitey

5:08 AM - 20 Nov 2018
i've appealed a billion times....they just keep sending me the same form rejection letter....the only way i can get back on is to delete the tweet they've already hidden...so...my suspension is permanent.....because i won't delete the tweet....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (0O7c5)

39 Willowed:

479 Tickled Pink, have you considered AeroPress?

French press is okay if you like grounds in your coffee. I have one, but only make coffee with a manual pour-over setup. I have a cone-shaped thing that sits over a cup and holds a filter and I pour hot water over the coffee grounds. No machine required.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (4HMW

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:33 AM (4HMW8)

40 It is so difficult to recognize satire anymore. Titania does it well. I liked the little clue of suspension lifted after 1 day and wrote a book.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 15, 2018 11:34 AM (BQOhu)

41 How far out there must a Lefty be to get banned from Twitface?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 11:34 AM (yQpMk)

42 Godfrey Elfwick. Funny dude.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 11:32 AM

yeah, him!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (BJlbN)

43 What about Melania's blonde hair?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (lDIk/)

44

That Oz piece is great satire. I hope.
If not, it's good to remember that TWOO, like that bint's bleatings, is the result of a head injury.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (HaL55)

45 I have made poor life choices
Posted by: ScoggDog at December 15, 2018 11:23 AM


That's because of choice itself.

Allow me to inform. Imagine having two choices; binary, if you will.

You have a 50% chance of getting it right. This implies that you have a 50% chance of getting it wrong, i.e. a poor choice.

Now imagine having 3 choices. You now have a 66.67% chance of making a poor choice.

More choices increasingly add to the probability of making a poor choice.

This is the rationale behind limiting toothpaste to one kind.

Simplify your life. Limit yourself to everything being a "1", and all your choices will, de facto, be ones.

Posted by: Bernard Sanders at December 15, 2018 11:35 AM (RWsWM)

46 Oz is first wondrous and revelatory, then sinister and suspect, a good trip that goes wrong

-
I wonder who could be the Wicked Witch of the West@ Chappaqua?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

47 26 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".
That was Ayers.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (w7KSn)


But he still gets all the credit, just as Mao did for everything anyone in China wrote back then. I've got a few such, and they make for a good laugh. Grim, but still funny. Anything someone else does, if approved, must emanate from the One True Leader.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (VaN/j)

48 Did Bibisha ever review Wicked?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Wkm6f)

49 "8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?"

Titania McGrath is a parody, having taken the SJW mantle from the fallen (read banned) Godfrey Elfwick.

Posted by: Oleg from the Twitter Gulag at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (n6bs1)

50 "the wizard of oz" movie still holds up very well. it's really a wonder.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (Pg+x7)

51 When you are craving Mexican, but it's raining and only pizza will deliver, but you don't want pizza.

First world problems, eh?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:38 AM (VpnSm)

52 Bet every book in Nork land is written by the leader. Always hear every new thing done in the country is because of him.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (/rm4P)

53 You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)

Good choice! The wire screen lasts a lifetime (no filters), very easy to clean. Vary the brew time for personal preference of strength.

Pay attention to the grind size. Specify for a french press (basically a medium grind) if you buy fresh roasted beans.

https://www.illy.com/en-us/company/
coffee/how-prepare-french-press-coffee

https://crema.co/guides/french-press-coffee

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (CZWTf)

54 Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.

Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 11:39 AM (Z9C5C)

55 What about some real travails? Like that of Mark Levine and that nice Beck guy fellow?

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:40 AM (LJ5b1)

56 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

-
Isn't that a little like firing on the life boats?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

57

Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?

It was the episode when Fake News, "ISN," arrived on B5 to do a "fair" story.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (2aDQU)

58 checked out the Twitter feed - that has GOT to be satirical.
like that guy Elfrey? or whatever his name was?
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 11:25 AM (BJlbN)


GodfreyElfwick. Man, that guy was brilliant.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (/qEW2)

59 7 Brad Parscale @parscale
20m
Fake news! Was with him all day yesterday, this is just more narrative pushing to tell a FAKE story. Problem is fewer reporters know what is going on because @realDonaldTrump has figured out who the leakers are. Isolation is actually cleaning up the leaks.
Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 11:21 AM (BqBId)


Woah! What is the fake news?

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (4HMW8)

60 >>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.



You're talking about me aren't you?

Posted by: Bathouse Barry at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (lDIk/)

61 If anyone understands them its Walter Mercado.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (LJ5b1)

62
Trump is celebrating Americans losing their jobs! At Christmas time!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (2aDQU)

63 Has anyone reflected on the fact that Macron seems to be succeeding where Moltke and Hitler failed?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (VaN/j)

64 49 Did Bibisha ever review Wicked?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Wkm6f)


You mean, Something Wicked This Way Comes?

What a great story.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 11:42 AM (Fs5vw)

65

The Walts are closing in on Trump

Posted by: Walt Disney and Walt Whitman at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (2aDQU)

66 What's Levines sign. He needs a reading badly.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (LJ5b1)

67 Question: It's too late to save the Weekly Standard as a magazine, but surely they'll keep the cruises running, right?

Asking for my friend, Paolo.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:43 AM (VaN/j)

68 @54

Was thinking the Caribou 5 cup from Best Buy if you don't mind to take a gander. Does it look like a good option?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (VpnSm)

69

Dewalts are closing in on Trump.

Posted by: DeWalt Ppower Tools at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (2aDQU)

70 Quillette has a podcast, and a couple of weeks ago they interviewed Meghan Murphy, a Canadian feminist who was banned from Twitter for "misgendering"

She is a self declared second wave feminist (Marxist class theory and everything) but she does seem worried a bit.

Quillette: Why Twitter was wrong to ban her
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yalvulgx

Tom Woods also interviewed her, much more successfully I thought:
Transgendered ideologues try to silence feminist
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8528cm8

(The Quillette podcast is interesting, though of the same sort of inoffensive interview that Terry Gross used to do in the late 80's)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (mUa7G)

71 You mean, Something Wicked This Way Comes?

No, nein, non, nyet

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (Wkm6f)

72 At the risk of sounding phobic aaagh!
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (5kWdO)

Remember, you're sitting in what the last person left behind, too!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (CZWTf)

73
I would argue the catastrophic effects from climate change worked out pretty damn well for Munchkin Land.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (TAmPV)

74 Tickled Pink, have you considered AeroPress?

French press is okay if you like grounds in your coffee. I have one, but only make coffee with a manual pour-over setup. I have a cone-shaped thing that sits over a cup and holds a filter and I pour hot water over the coffee grounds. No machine required.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (4HMW


I had a stainless steel French press after breaking the glass canister multiple times but eventually switched over to a Mister Coffee. The reasons were:

1. FPs are a pain to clean
2. If people are over you're limited volume wise
3. By grinding the beans coarsely you lose some of the strength of a fine grind through a paper filter

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2018 11:45 AM (y7DUB)

75 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (LJ5b1)

76 24
Cold, raining, and dark in Paris now. Pretty much over.
Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 11:27 AM (jYje5)

Looks like a nice place to visit! When it's not cold, raining, and riotous.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (Q7mSB)

77 61 >>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is longing for his master's intimate caress.



You're talking about me aren't you?
Posted by: Bathouse Barry at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (lDIk/)


No, he did not say,
>>>Somewhere a dictator's buttboy is lunging for his master's intestine caress.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 15, 2018 11:47 AM (1g7ch)

78 50
"8 Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at that poor, miserable creature who wrote the cryfest on Quillette?"



Titania McGrath is a parody, having taken the SJW mantle from the fallen (read banned) Godfrey Elfwick.

Posted by: Oleg from the Twitter Gulag

----
Ah.

Perhaps there is hope for humanity then.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 15, 2018 11:47 AM (9rIkM)

79 I like the metaphor in Oz where the young and lovely Judy Garland returns home as the twister is starting and the screen door flies off. Something about that screen door in a hurricane, or tornado....whatever.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 15, 2018 11:48 AM (QIABA)

80 (The Quillette podcast is interesting, though of the same sort of inoffensive interview that Terry Gross used to do in the late 80's)
Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (mUa7G)


If it's interesting, it's not the same as what Terry Gross did.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (VaN/j)

81 Is it a myth that DSotM synchs with Wizard?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

82 76 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.
Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at December 15, 2018 11:46 AM (LJ5b1)


Is that you, Melania?

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (Fs5vw)

83 The Munchkins were the serfs of the W3.

I think the Flying Monkeys and the Oreo Men were actual slaves.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 15, 2018 11:51 AM (yQpMk)

84 the /s snark tag is needed now more than ever . who can tell reality from parody anymore ?

Posted by: orangutang at December 15, 2018 11:52 AM (KdryZ)

85 I am really going to try and read that artical, but I would rather cut my eyes out with dull razor blades

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (/rm4P)

86 Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?

-
Didja see the episode of Nightfliers where they come across another ship and find that the women have mutinied? They use the men they don't kill as "givers"; i.e., sperm donors (but not the fun way) to create clones which they then eat. It's a self sustaining matriarchal society.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (+y/Ru)

87 I'm just sitting here, contemplating my oppression.

Because that's what psychologically healthy people do all the time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (6b1dn)

88 The morning after election day 2016, I went to youtube to watch Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. The number who preceded me was well into 5 figures. Odd, that.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (VaN/j)

89 Anyone watch Babylon 5 yesterday?



It was the episode when Fake News, "ISN," arrived on B5 to do a "fair" story.





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (2aDQU)


I remember watching that when that first aired. I always thought B5 was probably the most accurate on how the future will be. Fucked as it is now, just with space travel.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (9Om/r)

90

OK, it's time to watch some bowl games.
Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (HaL55)

91 My favorite line from the Twitter piece at Quillette is about how she has always supported censorship.

Heh.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 11:53 AM (BVQ+1)

92 So now NJ's turbaned AG is going after Trump's golf course for immigration fraud.

Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

93 My favorite quote out of the Meghan Murphy interview was where she was retelling how a transactivist managed to convince the trade unions of BC to pull financial support to a women's domestic abuse shelter because they were not "inclusive enough" to allow men who claimed to be women into the shelter.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (mUa7G)

94 My parents took me to see the Wiz.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)

95
In all this Russia bullshit, what is most perplexing to me is:

Why Hasn't Putin Exploited The Russian Collusion To His Advantage? Putin could really do some damage to the president.

(Please don't tell me it's because Putin is satisfied just watching it all unravel and doesn't have to do anything but watch us self-destruct. Because that's a load of crap. )

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (2aDQU)

96 (85) Reality and Parody switched name tags, among other things.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (RuIsu)

97 The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.

The Longest Day? An allegory of election night, 2016.

The Great Escape? An allegory of the "migrants" sneaking out of Mexico into America.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (6b1dn)

98 Eeyore, Terry Gross was moderately interesting in the late 80's. She had Gene Simmons on once, and that was a hoot.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 11:56 AM (mUa7G)

99 Is it a myth that DSotM synchs with Wizard?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

Some pot heads synched the first few songs of Dark Side of the Moon to the opening sequence of the Wizard when it goes to color after Dorothy lands in Oz.

It works surprisingly well on the track "Money" --to the background of the Munkins jitterbugging.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (NFEMn)

100 I was inspired by other activists who had made use of their online platforms in order to spread their message and explain to people why they are wrong about everything. - the improbably named Titania McGrath

Have a lot of friends, do you, Titania?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (6b1dn)

101 Oz was about the US long ago, the money manipulation and theft of property by the govt.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 15, 2018 11:57 AM (r+sAi)

102
The Babylon 5 episode with Fake News is on again, right now. Comet channel, if you got it.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 11:58 AM (2aDQU)

103 I'm going to Christmas eve services w Der Trumpster again. Palm Beach. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me.

-
You're off to see the Wizard?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

104 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...


Wait a minute!

I wrote a novel.

I guess it's my turn to be Dictator!


Lessee, first I'd like a castle made from platinum, rubys, and peppermint candy.

With a moat filled with scotch and drunk manatees.

While y'all are working on that, I'll be solving the nation's problems over here.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (CRRq9)

105 Wait ... so if the Wizard of Oz is Donald Trump

Bring back those rubies! Now, fly, fly!

Posted by: Hillary! at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (QrTqV)

106 The most pressing question is, who is Puck in this piece?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (Wkm6f)

107 the film revels in the violent deaths of "ugly" women, who have houses dumped on them or drown in water that melts them like acid, while the greatest deceiver, the Wizard, simply shrugs and floats away at the end of the film.

It's hard to believe how ignorant this is. A witch is a type of monster, like a vampire or werewolf. It's no more misogynistic to watch a witch be killed than it would be misandristic to have a stake driven through a vampire's heart, or burst into flames when exposed to the sunlight.

The Wizard on the other hand is a "sympathetic rogue" type character, a completely different category. There are female roles that would fit this type as well.

So gender is irrelevant in judging the fates of these characters, but these idiots keep trying to use gender or race as their cookie cutter method to evaluate any literary or cinematic production.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 11:59 AM (/qEW2)

108 Turns out Mueller and DOJ are the ones obstructing justice and destroying evidence.

Heh.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (ZxU8C)

109 Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 11:41 AM (4HMW
******
L.A. Times story about how alone & trapped he feels as friends "Flip" on him

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (BqBId)

110 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...

A lot of failed artists spending a lot of time on campus and in coffee shops.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (QrTqV)

111 These leftist writers and critics always sound like they are developing an article for some grievance studies academic journal.

Posted by: PJ at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (qlTN9)

112 That woman is the most uniformed human on the planet, she lives in a big glass bubble somewhere.
Islam is a race, wholy fk.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (/rm4P)

113 Turns out Mueller and DOJ are the ones obstructing justice and destroying evidence.

The Rule of Projection says we'll also find them colluding.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (QrTqV)

114 Didja see the episode of Nightfliers where they come across another ship and find that the women have mutinied? They use the men they don't kill as "givers"; i.e., sperm donors (but not the fun way) to create clones which they then eat. It's a self sustaining matriarchal society.

Well, except for that whole entropy thing.

Stupid entropy!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (CRRq9)

115
The Wizard of Oz is a grotesque predictor of Trump's America.




Well he did drop a house on Hillary.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (TAmPV)

116 "A film's images must look good on the screen."
--------------------

This actually is good (and novel) advice for many of Hollywood's vaunted directors.

Posted by: Lurk at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (j3frD)

117 85 the /s snark tag is needed now more than ever . who can tell reality from parody anymore ?
Posted by: orangutang at December 15, 2018 11:52 AM (KdryZ)


The Quillette piece about Titania McGrath is either priceless parody or reality. It's difficult to tell these days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (6b1dn)

118 Has anyone seen any of the Netflix content from Bammy and the Mooch? I don't have a membership but I assume from all the money they are being paid, the content must be gushing out.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (aZ9CV)

119 69 @54

Was thinking the Caribou 5 cup from Best Buy if you don't mind to take a gander. Does it look like a good option?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 11:44 AM (VpnSm)

That looks fine. I've only used the Bodum Chambord brand. Note about coffee 'cup' sizes. That seems to mean anywhere from 4 to 8 ounces, but usually around 6 ounces, in my experiences. So, 3 cups in one measure may barely fill a 16 ounce commuter mug, or 5 cups might brew 2 decent sized mugs.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:02 PM (CZWTf)

120 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...
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Hmm. I have no clue why people who spend their time dreaming up scenarios and inventing people ( and the words that come out of their mouth) who they often kill off are prone to become dictators.

Does anyone have any idea?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (NFEMn)

121 My parents took me to see the Wiz.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)


I saw it first time at a Sat. matinee in my home town. Sat. matinees were fun. A lot of good memories going to those every Sat.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (Fs5vw)

122 110. Oh. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone. But "alone" just means the leakers have lost access.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (4HMW8)

123 Sorry, it is satire. I'm just waking up!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (6b1dn)

124 I had Mao's little red book during high school in the mid-70s. Lost it along the way. Not sorry.

Posted by: lyn5 at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (xMm7T)

125 Pretty sure Obama stuff is "in production."

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (PUmDY)

126 29 Joan of Arc is the perfect metaphor for the Hildebeast.


Or maybe not.

Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 11:28 AM (cS3Yq)


Can we light her up to be sure?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (QZGEv)

127 My parents took me to see the Wiz.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 11:55 AM (PUmDY)



In the Navy, I wizzed at sea.


Pretty much the same thing.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (CRRq9)

128 Jeep owners.

https://bit.ly/2RYrCFz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (+y/Ru)

129 That woman is the most uniformed human on the planet, she lives in a big glass bubble somewhere.

Islam is a race, wholy fk.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (/rm4P)


I am going to guess "satire".

Especially when she starts of talking about punching fascists for peace.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 12:05 PM (mUa7G)

130
Oh. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone.



And by all appearances he looks like he's enjoying every minute of it.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:06 PM (TAmPV)

131 Obama never wrote anything.
Not even his "books".that was Ayers.



yeah, that was almost certainly Ayers, but what we have from Obama reveals he could not have written those books. Interesting that one thing he did write at Hahavahd, was a response to a Mr. Jim Chen, who "argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries".


Obama's response was that we should insist that no employer doubt the accomplishments of affirmative action students. But of course Chen was correct, and Barack and Michelle are evidence of the diversity hire problem.
this is American Thinker on that subject.

https://tinyurl.com/yba7fnbk

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2018 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

132 h. Trump supposedly feels trapped and alone. But "alone" just means the leakers have lost access.
Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:03 PM (4HMW

They said he's "isolated."

Am I the only one who wouldn't mind being isolated--with a "button" on my desk that brings me steaks, McD's, Diet Cokes, ice cream--anything I want?

And isolated with Melania, besides?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (NFEMn)

133 At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)

134 Lenin, Stalin, Franco, Saddam Hussein, Salazar, Gaddafi and Mao


Amateurs. Dilettantes.

Posted by: Dr. Dr. Prof. Elena Ceaucescu at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (zCyNd)

135 Well, except for that whole entropy thing.



Stupid entropy!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:01 PM (CRRq9)



Well, and Johnathan Swift had the idea first.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (mUa7G)

136 A weekend art thread? I am confuse.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:08 PM (sdi6R)

137
At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)


Nobody cares.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (TAmPV)

138
I predict....

twitter will ban or suspend the president's account next week.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (2aDQU)

139 Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (NFEMn)

The Left is trying to isolate Trump by punishing anyone who dares to be associated with him.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (4HMW8)

140 At his Las Vegas presser who told Trump to give the first question to that convicted Russian spy chick Butina?
Was that evidence of a conspiracy with Putin ?

Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 12:07 PM (6NNXL)


Nobody cares.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (TAmPV)



This is the hinge of the progtard's conspiracy fantasy?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!


Hey, did you know President Trump once used Russian dressing on his salad?



Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (CRRq9)

141 93 So now NJ's turbaned AG is going after Trump's golf course for immigration fraud.

Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)

Didn't the court rule that the states couldn't enforce laws against illegal immigration?

Posted by: Fox2! at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (MwFQu)

142 @120

Thanks....yeah I already bought him a "3 cup" one but it seems pretty small, so I m thinking the bigger one would be better.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (VpnSm)

143 130 I usually get satire, I did not see 1 word of it there.
Col Kurt does satire.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (/rm4P)

144 Drawback of the French press is coffee gets cold quickly unless you make it as you drink it. I even knitted a cozy which didn't help.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (dMTwl)

145 I predict....

twitter will ban or suspend the president's account next week.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 15, 2018 12:09 PM (2aDQU)


No. They won't. They know if they did that their reader base would decline dramatically.

They know that Trump would just start posting somewhere else and everyone would follow; friends and enemies.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

146 You Can't Win is not bad.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (PUmDY)

147 126 Pretty sure Obama stuff is "in production."
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (PUmDY)


Tell Ayers to write faster!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:16 PM (6b1dn)

148 Lots of dictators are frustrated artists in general and men of letters and even teachers (Pol Pot, Mugabe, Mao, Mussolini) in particular. Even der Fuhrer was a hack of a painter. I told him so.
However, Heydrich was as virtuoso a violinist as he was a turnkey and I, naturally, was a brilliant playwright and theater and literary critic.

Posted by: Zombie Josef Goebbels at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (6d+Ir)

149 No. They won't. They know if they did that their reader base would decline dramatically.

They know that Trump would just start posting somewhere else and everyone would follow; friends and enemies.
Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:14 PM (Fs5vw)

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Gab.ai already has an account setup for him, with followers, all ready to go. They would love it if Twitter did something that stupid.

Actually, so would I.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (ffYR/)

150 Hey, did you know President Trump once used Russian dressing on his salad?



Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (CRRq9)


Russian Dressing?

Tomatoes, beets, and ketchup
We use to make it red.
Hey!
Put it on your salad
And you'll wish that you were dead.

- Bullwinkle's Corner, Tommy Tucker.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 12:17 PM (VaN/j)

151 144 130 I usually get satire, I did not see 1 word of it there.
Col Kurt does satire.
Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:13 PM (/rm4P)


Thank you, you're making me feel better. Once the coffee kicked in, I realized it was satire, but even on re-reading it, it could plausibly be something a leftist would write. It's just that psychotic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:18 PM (6b1dn)

152 Don't forget Bush Jr

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (PUmDY)

153 Is gab.ai back online? I thought they got kicked off the internet or something.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

154
Gee, NJ, SDNY--it's almost like these investigations are--I don't know--co-ordinated?
Posted by: JoeF. at December 15, 2018 11:54 AM (NFEMn)


I think we're going to find out if and when this thing pops that SDNY is where all the corruption sprang from.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

155 I did see an essay Obama wrote on T S Eliot. Or rather, on the Cliff Notes he read about TSE. Would've gotten a D- back in my day.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 12:20 PM (VaN/j)

156 And as long as we're talking about satire, are we sure the Guardian piece isn't satire as well? I haven't read it, as I don't want to give the Guardian clicks, but the premise sounds suspiciously like satire as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:21 PM (6b1dn)

157 Is gab.ai back online? I thought they got kicked off the internet or something.
Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (sdi6R)

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They have been for a while now. Compass, I think, is the hosting platform that kicked them off. Why they are not running their own servers is beyond me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:21 PM (ffYR/)

158 ah... the little red book, waiting for that comeback. that and yokos greatest hits.

Posted by: fireman1 at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (CI6Et)

159 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)

160 Lenin was a lawyer.

Hoxha was a French teacher.

Beware Francophone attorneys.

Posted by: Miklos, Cassandra-like at December 15, 2018 12:23 PM (zCyNd)

161 So what are we to make of my ban? The only sensible conclusion is that
Twitter is run by a coterie of crypto-fascists. Needless to say, this
bodes ill for the social justice movement. . .

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That is one of the most sublime parodies I have ever read. The author hit every button. The bit about the initial title being "My Struggle" and "apparently taken" is the icing on the cake. LOL

Posted by: mrp at December 15, 2018 12:25 PM (Pqytn)

162 All this angry"woke" stuff comes from people unhappy in their own lives, but instead of dealing with that, they project it onto others. "if you'd just think and behave differently I'd feel better and be happier" Extreme "wokenness" is at heart a spiritual problem.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (AllCR)

163 I think we're going to find out if and when this thing pops that SDNY is where all the corruption sprang from.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 15, 2018 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

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Since Mewler has sent several cases there, seems like a lot of the corruption has been imported.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (ffYR/)

164 He named it BO after himself.

-
He ain't nothing but a hound dog.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 15, 2018 12:26 PM (+y/Ru)

165 160 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)


Who names his daughter "Stanley?"

Those poor kids got slipped genetic mickeys from both sides.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 15, 2018 12:27 PM (6b1dn)

166 143 @120

Thanks....yeah I already bought him a "3 cup" one but it seems pretty small, so I m thinking the bigger one would be better.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:12 PM (VpnSm)


Also 143 said this already: French press gets cold fast. I have a 2-3 cup (or 1 moron cup). I pour boiling water in it first to heat up the innards. Then pour out the water, fill with coffee and refill with boiling water. This helps a bunch. For anything over 2 cups I put on the PERCOLATOR.

Percolator - the longer it percs, the caffienier the coffee gets. This is proven fact. Don't like real dark coffee? Add cream. My coffee turns tan with 1/2 - 1/2 coffee and milk.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 15, 2018 12:27 PM (QZGEv)

167 "Der Feuhrer vas a great painter! A whole apartment in one afternoon.
Two coats!"

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (w7KSn)

168 Last night was our schools Christmas show. It was names the Winter Solstice Celebration plus the theater club director is a youngish millennial type with visible tattoos so I was expects total PC assault on sensibilities.

Much to my surprise, every presentation/act/dance, about 20, was a complete celebration of, get this, Christmas! One happy, celebratory Christmas song after another. Even some with religious themes, like Silent Night. A couple pieces had more modern music/beats but nothing of the type that would grate my ears, just fun stuff for the kids. A complete lack of inclusion of all cultures/people religion, We-Are-The-Worldism, not even a song in Spanish. More shockingly, not one song or even a word about... Kwanzaa. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, non-offensive school event, something I never expect anymore from the schools


WTF? Is this even allowed anymore?

Posted by: Ripley at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (MxEKc)

169 Odd Titania writes of her "permanent suspension". Yet, I find this at the end of the article...

Titania McGrath is an Activist. Healer. Radical intersectionalist poet. You can follow her on Twitter @TitaniaMcGrath

Posted by: Golfman at December 15, 2018 12:28 PM (GL/05)

170 In the Navy, I wizzed at sea.

Pretty much the same thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 12:04 PM (CRRq9)


The Atlantic isn't romantic and the Pacific isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (/qEW2)

171 They want to be understood

Oh, we understand.

Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (DCYln)

172 I predicted long ago Twitter could never ban Donald Trump even if they wanted to with every optic fiber.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:29 PM (/rm4P)

173
I have made poor life choices

Posted by: ScoggDog


If I was 40 years younger and knew what I know now I would make a whole new bunch of catastrophic mistakes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 12:30 PM (bQmUj)

174 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?

I'm just sorry I never met my predecessor, BBQ.

Posted by: BO at December 15, 2018 12:31 PM (DCYln)

175 Did VJ tell him to do that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (PUmDY)

176 Yes; The Quillette piece is satire, if you're comparing to Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for years when you haven't been. Also certain things in quotes such as "debate" indicates it's satire. And her name is "Titiania" rather than "Titania". Comes from the same place as Geoffrey Elfwick or whatever the name was of the other SJW send up site that got banned

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (AllCR)

177 Yes; The Quillette piece is satire, if you're comparing to Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for years when you haven't been. Also certain things in quotes such as "debate" indicates it's satire. And her name is "Titiania" rather than "Titania". Comes from the same place as Geoffrey Elfwick or whatever the name was of the other SJW send up site that got banned
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:34 PM (AllCR)

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That was Godfrey Elfwick, and yes, this satire is as good as his. I would not be surprised to find this actually is him with a new account.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:37 PM (ffYR/)

178 I have made poor life choices

Posted by: ScoggDog


You have no idea.

Posted by: The Kid Who Missed The Trebuchet Safety Net at December 15, 2018 12:38 PM (Ydn2k)

179 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 12:37 PM (ffYR/)


Yes; It sounds like the same person. Very well done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:38 PM (AllCR)

180 Oh man.....I feel like I have gone completely down the coffee rabbit hole.

Between french press pots and percolators and all that...I am more confused now than when I started.

Lol.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:39 PM (VpnSm)

181 I will read it again, but Leftists all the time make stupid comparisons.
Thing is not to feel like Nelson or Winny, but the guy who got a tire filled with gasoline around his neck at lit up.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:41 PM (/rm4P)

182 Honestly, at some point you just stop reading the liberal stupidity. There is nothing interesting, intellectual or uniquely fascinating about them. They dress up their personal grievances, hate, prejudices, vapid stupidity and extraordinary lack of intelligence as something to be seriously considered and debated. It is nothing of the sort. It is in reality the musings of people who would otherwise be ignored if they didn't have a keyboard, social media account and a chorus of other buffoons who have together formed an idiot mob, which they in turn use to fallaciously stroke their overinflated egos, maliciously marinate their sense of self worth and attack people who actually possess real intelligence and intellectually defensible points of view.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:43 PM (gI6+S)

183 Remember how alien having a dog was to Barack? He named it BO after himself. Who does that?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:22 PM (PUmDY)

I named my political party after myself.

Posted by: Emmanuel Macron at December 15, 2018 12:44 PM (tYPH9)

184 I thought I might go see "GreenBook" for my birthday. If Huffpo hated it and thought it was "tone deaf" on race, It's probably a decent film.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 12:44 PM (AllCR)

185 Apropos of nothing: Pickled herring (brined in sweet white wine, onion, coriander) makes a good snack, with moar white wine.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:45 PM (CZWTf)

186 You may accuse Salazar and Franco of many nasty things but writing is not one of them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 15, 2018 12:47 PM (Rxduq)

187 It's basketball, but espn praises of Gonzaga makes me throw up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 12:48 PM (PUmDY)

188 We have an entire generation of people who have been taught what to think, instead of how to think. They don't draw intellectual conclusions based on facts, they proffer pathos arguments based on political objectives- facts and predictable outcomes be damned.

In the real world this makes them functional idiots. They shouldn't even be allowed to breed.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:49 PM (gI6+S)

189 the travails of someone from The Left in dealing with Twitter

It cannot be understated that this is the single most pressing issue of your time.

Posted by: Zombie Sir Winston Churchill at December 15, 2018 12:51 PM (Tyii7)

190 Between french press pots and percolators and all that...I am more confused now than when I started.

Lol.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 12:39 PM (VpnSm)

Ask yourself what its for.
Daily use, brewing while running around getting ready for work, and running out the door? French press, of appropriate size, and maybe a good (preheated) thermos to contain a refill.

Or is it for lazy Saturdays, sitting around the kitchen table, topping off the mug while avoiding chores? Percolator ftw!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 12:51 PM (CZWTf)

191 We shall fight on the Twatters, we shall fight on the Instagrams...oh, never mind.

Posted by: Zombie Sir Winston Churchill at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (Tyii7)

192 The Gardening Thread is up. Or stick around here if you like.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (BVQ+1)

193 The most effective way to talk to someone from the left is with an M-1 Garand.

Posted by: Gee, I C. Scott at December 15, 2018 12:53 PM (ysAcm)

194 What this world needs is a good old-fashioned limerick writing benevolent dictator.


If only we know where to look...

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2018 12:54 PM (m45I2)

195 During my trips to China, the trinket carts always had the little red book and "authentic U.S. silver dollars from Commodore Perry's visits to China"

Posted by: Downcast at December 15, 2018 12:54 PM (VWE5i)

196 We have an entire generation of people who have been taught what to think, instead of how to think. They don't draw intellectual conclusions based on facts, they proffer pathos arguments based on political objectives- facts and predictable outcomes be damned.

In the real world this makes them functional idiots. They shouldn't even be allowed to breed.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 12:49 PM (gI6+S)

Rush talks about this a lot. Schools aren't teaching critical thinking anymore. Students and graduates have no ability to connect the perverbial dots any more. They only respond to what they're told to do. They're the marxist dream-come-true.

And the schools are cranking out millions of them every year.

This is why I'm a pessimist about the future of this country.

Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)

197 I am still not convinced this McGrath woman os satire. If it is she lives, breaths and no doubt eats this Leftist persona.
I tooled around her Twitter feed, maybe its 100% satire.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (/rm4P)

198
Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a bowl of popcorn. The closer you get to the end, the more old maids you run into.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 01:00 PM (jYje5)

199 I am reading stories about how families are renting caskets for the deceased, which are then returned to the funeral home after the service.
The dead are then buried in garbage bags.

Funny thing (if you like dark humor), during my last trip to Germany I saw a casket like this, for a similar purpose, hundred of years old. It had trap doors in the bottom. Simply place the casket over the grave, flip a lever, and the deceased falls out. Then the casket is reused.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:02 PM (w7KSn)

200 @198

Hey! As one of those old maids, I resemble that remark!

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:03 PM (VpnSm)

201 Oh, left out one detail.
The casket rentals are occuring in Venezuela.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:03 PM (w7KSn)

202 The closer you get to the end, the more old maids you run into.

Ja, I ran into an old maid once. Cost me plenty.

Posted by: Ahnold Schwantzenegger at December 15, 2018 01:07 PM (ysAcm)

203 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)

204 Holiday Affair on TCM. Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh, who had a righteous rack. Jamie Lee Curtis's apples didn't fall far from the tree.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 01:10 PM (1UZdv)

205 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)

---------------

Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 01:10 PM (ffYR/)

206 So when are the lefties going to start self immolation because Trump? Presstitutes would go nuclear. What if Acosta self immolated?

And then I woke up to covefe.

Posted by: torabora at December 15, 2018 01:12 PM (qkPKq)

207 It had trap doors in the bottom. Simply place the casket over the grave, flip a lever, and the deceased falls out. Then the casket is reused.


*********


Like a post-mortem Pez dispenser.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 15, 2018 01:17 PM (m45I2)

208 In fact, 20th century dictators were often writers...

A lot of failed artists spending a lot of time on campus and in coffee shops.
Posted by: t-bird at December 15, 2018 12:00 PM (QrTqV)

========

I'm sure the intellectual brilliance of these dictators is right on par with the musical genius of Charles Manson.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:24 PM (/qEW2)

209 yeah, good satire. I'd never heard of "My Struggle", the book by some (self-absorbed) Norwegian dude, who apparently found some comparisons with his struggle and Mein Kampf ... Hitler's "struggle" with the ignorance of his time, I guess.


"The Struggle" is commonly used for the nature of man, and his struggle with common life. But taking the point of her satire more seriously, I think most still feel Mandela was a hero, a freedom fighter (so her satire says "now I know how Mandela felt").


But Mandela was a war lord, and after a political time in prison, he went back and sang with his communist friends about killing the Bhulu (whites, like the farmers they are killing now). That was always "their struggle", as wife Winnie continued her torturous tribal ways the whole time. The Brit system was better than the current one.

This whole "oppressive white man" thing overlooks brutal oppressions, where people struggle in totalitarian regimes, and often die by the thousand. And the Bush doctrine of spreading democracy is no panacea, since the culture itself needs self reliant people to support a representative government.


That's my struggle ... forever battling against TheNarrative of the left.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 15, 2018 01:27 PM (Cus5s)

210 I love Pez.

Posted by: Little Lupe at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (Tyii7)

211 Dolts in Montclair NJ get all upset by a sexy cow in ice cream sign-because that is apparently insulting to women. No indication of what cows thought about it. Owners family gets harassed. He shuts down business. But women are so tough apparently:



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:31 PM (AllCR)

212 Oops > Here' s the link:


https://tinyurl.com/y9u98cm7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:32 PM (AllCR)

213 Baby, it's cows outside!

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always sings... at December 15, 2018 01:33 PM (Tyii7)

214 Actually drizzling all day which is working to my advantage.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 01:35 PM (/rm4P)

215 I really can't stay...

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 01:36 PM (Tyii7)

216 Say, what's in this milk?

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 01:38 PM (Tyii7)

217 Students and graduates have no ability to connect the perverbial dots any more. They only respond to what they're told to do. They're the marxist dream-come-true.

And the schools are cranking out millions of them every year.

This is why I'm a pessimist about the future of this country.
Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)


I'd just like to add that they seem unable to detect inconsistencies in the system that they've been force fed. Their fanatical devotion to the principles of that system prevents them from seeing that the principles are contradictory. That's how you get feminists who are pro-Islam even in the face of situations like grope fests in Germany or Rotherham, England.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:39 PM (/qEW2)

218 The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female.

What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.

Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

219 Anyone up for some NSFW advice? lol

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (VpnSm)

220 What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.
Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

Isn't that the goal of Identity Politics?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (tYPH9)

221 I still own a copy of Mao's Little Red Book. One day, I took it down from the shelf and opened it to a random page, which read "Everyone must learn to play the piano."

Posted by: RTW at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (jJlJu)

222 Life is like a roll a toilet paper.
It spins faster as you get to the end.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 01:08 PM (w7KSn)


So what you're trying to say is that Sheryl Crow will outlive us all?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (/qEW2)

223 Baby, it's woke outside.

Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:46 PM (2GbWn)

224
I don't think the cranky scolds are anything new. But in the past they were forced to get out a typewriter, compose some sort of nasty message, sign the letter with their actual name, fold the letter, find an envelope and a stamp and mail it off.

Whereupon the shop owner would open the letter, crumble it in his fist and the matter was done.

Now, through the power of Facebook and Twitter they can find people just as cranky, just as mean-spirited, and they can sic a mob of bitter angry scolds upon the shop owner.

I hope our poetic and benevolent dictator to-be will shut down those two platforms as his first official act. In a limerick, of course.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 15, 2018 01:46 PM (jYje5)

225 The author of the above is Bidisha, a mono-named entity who may be familiar to long-term readers, and who describes herself, unironically, as a "non-white angry political female.

What a way to go through life: Describing yourself in terms of what you hate and what you are not.
Posted by: Socratease at December 15, 2018 01:43 PM (2GbWn)

========

It makes me think that if Western concepts and values just make these people angry and resentful, they should have been left in their happy state of pristine barbarism. They should not have been given the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.

This is the main reason why colonialism was a mistake. We should not have gotten entangled with them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 01:48 PM (/qEW2)

226 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:45 PM (VpnSm)

You would like some advice or are giving some?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:50 PM (AllCR)

227 rofl....i would like some.

I would be happy to give some as well.

I am all about the quid pro quo.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:51 PM (VpnSm)

228 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 01:51 PM (VpnSm)

O.K. Fire away. Don't seem to be too many people on here right now though and I can't speak for men. can't really speak for women either-just for myself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (AllCR)

229 https://tinyurl.com/y9u98cm7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:32 PM (AllCR)


Speaking as a former marketing schlub, that logo is HORRIBLE, if the point of the exercise is to sell ice cream. I look at that logo and wonder, wtf is this store selling? Sexy cows? Sexy cow lingerie? Cow ass tattoos? A dozen things other than ice cream products come to mind. That is bad marketing.

The SJWs are wrong to harass this dude with their line of reasoning. It's not anything to do with what their stupid complaints are, it's just ineffective branding. But graphic designers need to make a buck, they just do what the client asks for.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (kD8Fh)

230 You can find my writings on the internet under gay porn.

Posted by: President Cock Curious at December 15, 2018 01:59 PM (qkPKq)

231 Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 01:57 PM (kD8Fh)

It's too bad nobody told him that and just concentrated on "You're comparing women to cows and objectifying woman"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 01:59 PM (AllCR)

232 Well....last night, bf informed me that he's not particularly fond of.....how shall I put this delicately....a non-traditional something that shares its initials with Ron Paul.

Now, we don't do it, nor have we done it a ton. A handful of times maybe. But, to find this out after 8 months is a little...concerning.

He said if I like it, we should still do it, but psssssh 1) I am humiliated 2) Now, I am insecure about it and 3) Even if I did like it, I certainly wouldn't like it now. All that would be in my mind is how much he ISN'T enjoying it.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

233 Agree- That logo is udderly ridiculous!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (CZWTf)

234 Recent cow-themed ads that I recall were about some cow being part of the family and speaking at the wedding in true valley girl style.

Cute, but I prefer old Elsie.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 02:01 PM (MIKMs)

235 Bidisha, a mono-named entity

That has to be satire too because Bidisha sounds like "bidet".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:01 PM (AllCR)

236 232 Well....last night, bf informed me that he's not particularly fond of.....how shall I put this delicately....a non-traditional something that shares its initials with Ron Paul.

Nobody like Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

237 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

I'm sorry. It's too cryptic. I don't know you're talking about.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:04 PM (AllCR)

238 "Posted by: Sooner at December 15, 2018 12:59 PM (Fs5vw)"

I have teachers in my family, some of them in middle schools. They've moved into private schools because that is one of the few places who allow them to teach critical thinking and reading comprehension. Most of them have students who are now in college. Many of them come back to thank them as they believe those lessons helped them more than others to make intellectual decisions and conclusions.

I don't believe it's lost yet. I also believe that when some people see they've been used as dupes in someone's political games, they won't be happy. You can only fool people with forcible outcomes for so long, especially when what you're teaching is failure.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 15, 2018 02:05 PM (gI6+S)

239 Ripping paper?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:07 PM (E3FAu)

240 @237

I'm sorry that it's a little -rough- for you to figure out.

But, I assure you, it's -safe- to make an educated guess. Just say the -word.-

Better?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)

241 I feel better than a couple of folks didn't understand what it was either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (AllCR)

242 237 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:00 PM (VpnSm)

I'm sorry. It's too cryptic. I don't know you're talking about.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:04 PM (AllCR)

So you're saying you're blind to the problem?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (NWiLs)

243 Rectal penetration? Ron Paul. So anal?

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (dMTwl)

244 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)


He doesn't like performing oral sex on you? Sorry; That's the first thing that came to mind.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (AllCR)

245 Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:09 PM (dMTwl)

You're probably correct. I would just have called it anal sex.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:10 PM (AllCR)

246 243

Oh God, no!

Ugggggh......word that sounds like the mechanism toilet paper comes in and opposite of pause on a VCR, yes I'm ancient.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:11 PM (VpnSm)

247 NCKate:

Ewww...

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (E3FAu)

248 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)

249 Dear Abby...

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (Tyii7)

250 240 @237

I'm sorry that it's a little -rough- for you to figure out.

But, I assure you, it's -safe- to make an educated guess. Just say the -word.-

Better?
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:08 PM (VpnSm)

BDSM =\= RP

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

251 248 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?
Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)


Right? Safe words are for BDSM.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

252 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:11 PM (VpnSm)

I think you should just say it because while I'm getting some chuckles (related to a toilet dispenser?) I have no clue.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:14 PM (AllCR)

253 @250

Well, it's a little of both, but okay.

My point is....from the beginning, we both had a curiosity/interest in Ron Paul. He's never seemed to have a problem with discussing Ron Paul before.

Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul. I want to crawl in a hole and die.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

254 Ripe pears? Who doesn't like ripe pears?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

255 Roll equals role. Play equals play. But let's drag it out a few hundred comments.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (dMTwl)

256 What the hell is wrong with saying roll play?
Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:12 PM (dMTwl)

LOL.

It is wrong if you're gluten intolerant and disdain the idea of rolls, bread, cake etc.

But I see your point


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:16 PM (AllCR)

257 You're not strapping a bridle in his mouth and riding him like a horse are you?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:16 PM (NWiLs)

258 @254

To be fair, a lot of people don't like pears.....so probably lots of people?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (VpnSm)

259 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

Wait; He doesn't want to do sexual role plays related to Ron Paul that involve BDSM?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (AllCR)

260 I'm the last person who should be trying to figure out what words go with RP, because man I got some doozies.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (9Om/r)

261 Ah! Rectal Penetration?

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (/qEW2)

262 Role play? So he doesnt want to dress as the French Maid?

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (c20Qk)

263 @257

This NCKate....is why I was trying to be delicate about it. LOL.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (VpnSm)

264 259 Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)

Wait; He doesn't want to do sexual role plays related to Ron Paul that involve BDSM?.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (AllCR)

She's the Federal Reserve, and she's been a bad bad bank.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

265 RP = Rasta Putin


Tickled Pink, it's OK for you to admit you don't like putting on dreads and assuming a Russian dictator accent when you and your beau are intime

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (kD8Fh)

266 ...is it wrong for me to be butt stuff curious?

Posted by: Zombie Elsie the Cow at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (Tyii7)

267 260 I'm the last person who should be trying to figure out what words go with RP, because man I got some doozies.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:17 PM (9Om/r)

Even the shit you've hinted at is probably illegal to talk about in at least 38 states.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

268 > Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul.
---
Lots of reasons not to discuss politicians.

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 15, 2018 02:19 PM (CZWTf)

269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)

270 Ron Paul is the bull and TP's boyfriend is the cuck?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (kD8Fh)

271 @264

ROFL....I am legitimately crying I am laughing so hard right now.


Anyway....he didn't say he doesn't wanna do it....he just said he doesn't think about it in his memories. He just does it bc he thought I wanted to.

So now I am wondering what I have done wrong to make it such an unpleasant experience for him.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (VpnSm)

272 269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"

Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)


hahaha

I need a laugh today, thank you!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (kD8Fh)

273 I've never discussed politics while having sex. I do kind of go off on tangents and give my political opinions during prayer time, but never during sex.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (AllCR)

274 Is Ron Paul why your boyfriend cries during sex? Maybe talk about Rand instead. Same initials.

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (dMTwl)

275 I want to know why NCKate figured this out so quick.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:23 PM (kD8Fh)

276 Me too

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (E3FAu)

277 kallisto, the Russians told me

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (dMTwl)

278 Audit me hard is I think the moment you broke me.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (VpnSm)

279 Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (dMTwl)

I knew what you meant. I was just busting on you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (AllCR)

280 Now, I am finding out he doesn't even like Ron Paul. I want to crawl in a hole and die.
Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:15 PM (VpnSm)


Not everyone is a libertarian, dear. Perhaps you can find common ground, even if he is conservative. I mean, at least he isn't some Third Wave Feminist or transnational socialist, I hope.

Just focus on free markets and gently bring him around to voluntarism and property rights, and you will be doing him some good.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (mUa7G)

281 277 kallisto, the Russians told me

Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 02:24 PM (dMTwl)


THEM again. *smh*

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:25 PM (kD8Fh)

282 Tickled Pink, you're sitting on a gold mine. If you like RP you should team up with nurse ratched and monetize this jawn.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:27 PM (kD8Fh)

283 @280

No but when your bf has been acting like a libertarian for 8 months, it is a bit out of the blue when he admits he's never been into it.

Like....who are you?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (VpnSm)

284 I've never discussed politics while having sex. I do
kind of go off on tangents and give my political opinions during prayer
time, but never during sex.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 02:21 PM (AllCR)


Well, in my experience, discussions on hard money and economic panics of the late 19th century should be saved for pillow talk.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (mUa7G)

285 No but when your bf has been acting like a
libertarian for 8 months, it is a bit out of the blue when he admits
he's never been into it.



Like....who are you?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:28 PM (VpnSm)


Well, he might have been indulging you to make you happy, so there is that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 15, 2018 02:33 PM (9Om/r)

286 I really can't stay - Baby it's warm outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's warm outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like melting ice caps.

Posted by: Al Gore at December 15, 2018 02:35 PM (/qEW2)

287 Tickled Pink, to be honest, it sounds like you two need to stake out some time and just talk, and try to work on communication.
It is easy to get into trouble in a relationship when you base it on assumptions.

I'm not good at it, but I see the issues it causes in my own life.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:35 PM (mUa7G)

288 @285

Yes, I suppose that's sweet.

But, what red-blooded American male doesn't enjoy Ron Paul?

It makes me worry there is something wrong with me and my libertarian phrases and views more than anything else.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 02:36 PM (VpnSm)

289 I don't think Ron Paul is as common as you seem to think...

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (E3FAu)

290 . . . As if there was one school of libertarians.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (mUa7G)

291 of course, we could have decided RP stood for Robert Palmer, or Republic of Poland.



"Might as well face it
I'm addicted to Lodz"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:42 PM (mUa7G)

292 of course, we could have decided RP stood for Robert Palmer, or Republic of Poland.

"Might as well face it
I'm addicted to Lodz"
Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:42 PM (mUa7G)

That would be funny if Lodz weren't pronounced as 'wutch'.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (tYPH9)

293 OK, Kindltot. That made me LOL

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (E3FAu)

294 269 "Audit me, Ron! Audit me HARD!"
Posted by: Insomniac at December 15, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)


You should have socked that as The Fed.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 02:49 PM (sdi6R)

295 Well it was getting interesting

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:50 PM (/rm4P)

296 Roll play? I'm in! teehee!!

Posted by: Pillsbury Dough Boy at December 15, 2018 02:50 PM (QLvwG)

297 Knead me, baby!

Posted by: Pillsbury Dough Boy at December 15, 2018 02:51 PM (QLvwG)

298 I killed the thread

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (/rm4P)

299 Watching 1-AA (fuck if I'll ever call it FCS), eating Wing Stop, and swilling beer.

Once the Pet Thread arrives, my day will be complete.

Oh, and how 'bout them Monarchs???

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 02:57 PM (e7oj4)

300 Tatiana McGrath is the author of that piece under Social Media. She's a master satirist drilling SJWs. That needed to be clarified bro

Posted by: MrLeahy at December 15, 2018 03:02 PM (yUqxU)

301 Unrelated to my pitiful sex life....

my Mom has had her eye on this fancy schmancy face moisturizer stuff for years...but she has never bought it for herself.

Well, this year I bought her some. And, now I am worried she might take in the wrong way. Like I am commenting on her wrinkles or something.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (VpnSm)

302 Once the Pet Thread arrives, my day will be complete.

IT"S HERE!!!

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (kD8Fh)

303 Well, this year I bought her some. And, now I am worried she might take in the wrong way. Like I am commenting on her wrinkles or something.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 03:05 PM (VpnSm)


I wouldn't spend a moment fretting about this. I know women in their 20s and 30s who are fanatic about skin care, one of them is already all botoxed up.

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (kD8Fh)

304
Why don't all those bitter and unhappy souls just end it all? By their own words, it appears nothing can be done to make them happier or, at least, less unpleasant. Their near constant kvetching makes matters miserable for the rest of us, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (VkjjC)

305 Bielsko-Biala is not as funny

Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 03:30 PM (mUa7G)

306 Stalin was also a big cinema fan for propaganda especially, targeting John Wayne at one point.

Reagan was able to end Soviet Communism, but not even he could stop American Democrats from going communist. Or making Star Wars sequels.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (Ndje9)

307 This portrait of Joan of Arc should be in the coffee thread. Under
French Roast.

Posted by: Lousy1 at December 15, 2018 03:38 PM (1wxON)

308 . . . As if there was one school of libertarians.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 02:39 PM (mUa7G)

Right. Check out interest and make sure you have a cute pair of glasses!

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2018 03:49 PM (i+qnA)

309 As usually, the Left is utterly clueless. It's not that people don't' understand them that's the problem. It's more a matter that the people who were able to successfully resist being conditioned and indoctrinated into believing Commiecrat agit-prop know them ALL too well and the dangerous ideology they represent, and want nothing whatever to do with their noxious nostrums.

Posted by: Andrew Curlutu at December 15, 2018 09:18 PM (Ceklc)

Time For Coffee And Some News

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***


Wow, it's Saturday morning already. Good morning Horde. Let's take a look at a few stories that didn't get too much attention this past week here at the AoSHQ.

***


  • Russians lie!H/T Anonosaurus Wrecks


  • Turning Japanese Korean.

  • Rats in the senate. What else is new?

  • If true, OUCH!

  • It's getting to look a lot like Christmas.

  • But does he pour maple syrup on French Toast?

  • My guess is that the 'ettes don't want these.

  • Polly wants a cracker Fvck Off

  • This Santa knows who has been naughty.

  • Random guy and the body slam.

  • Well, that didn't work out too well.


    Enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy. After all this is an open thread.

    The regular Saturday rules remain the same: No running with sharp objects, no pulling 'ettes pony tails and play nice with one another.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




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    1
    g'mornin', 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 08:29 AM (KCxzN)

    2

    Where is everybody?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 08:30 AM (HaL55)

    3

    Making cofveve, I suppose.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 08:30 AM (HaL55)

    4
    the corgi whistle has been sounded

    Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 08:30 AM (KCxzN)

    5

    So AJ, what's snew with you?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 08:31 AM (HaL55)

    6 Mornin' Horde! Looks like not to many people pushing any kind of conversation this morning......

    Posted by: missguided silorguy at December 15, 2018 08:31 AM (Q5R7z)

    7
    getting more 'kinetic" in paris

    kinda like the crowd when they announced there would be no balloons in the macy's parade

    Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 08:32 AM (KCxzN)

    8 TRUMP!

    Posted by: MAGA at December 15, 2018 08:33 AM (BvFk5)

    9 But, mornin' anyway........

    Posted by: missguided sailorguy at December 15, 2018 08:33 AM (Q5R7z)

    10

    T-minus 3 hours and something till Bowl Games.
    *sigh* I miss elbows...

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 08:35 AM (HaL55)

    11 Beto Biden Beto Biden Buck

    Posted by: Twiki at December 15, 2018 08:35 AM (UdKB7)

    12 WTFO??

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 08:35 AM (JFO2v)

    13 Good Saturday morning, horde!

    Posted by: April at December 15, 2018 08:35 AM (OX9vb)

    14 Paris Protests seem to have two distinct components.

    Older folk in yellow safety vests, mostly present, but peaceful.

    Younger folk, mostly in black, with skinny jeans and more aggressive walk and body language, trying to stir shit.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:36 AM (cqNba)

    15 Had a nuke stress test this past week....no coffee, cola, chocolate for 24 hrs. prior....that was a long day.

    Posted by: BignJames at December 15, 2018 08:38 AM (cxHbL)

    16 Rats in the senate. What else is new?

    I'm with PETA for once. It's cruel to put innocent rodents in close proximity to politicians. What dread diseases might the poor rats catch?

    And it cannot be a good moral influence. Remember, there are some things rats won't do.

    Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 15, 2018 08:40 AM (VaN/j)

    17 Really enjoying my Dark Roast Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee blend.
    Don't even need milk or sugar, it's that good.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:41 AM (qxq6t)

    18 Morning horde.

    Don't like coffee.....but anything creme brulee has my attention.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:42 AM (VpnSm)

    19 @14
    Well there's a reason the average age of an Army recruit is 21.

    War is for the young.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:42 AM (qxq6t)

    20 Speaking of rats in the Senate whatever happened to that former majority leader that got his face smashed?

    Posted by: torabora at December 15, 2018 08:43 AM (qkPKq)

    21 Really enjoying my Dark Roast Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee blend.
    Don't even need milk or sugar, it's that good.

    Sounds yummy.. where can I buy it?

    Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:43 AM (dUJdY)

    22 Mornin y'all

    Posted by: Big V at December 15, 2018 08:44 AM (sN665)

    23 Like to give a shout out to my good friend Cory 'hands-on' Booker...we are pulling for you.

    Posted by: Bateworld Bill Kristol at December 15, 2018 08:45 AM (yhf6w)

    24 Listening to Nat the King Cole singing "Buon Natale".

    Get's me in the mood.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 15, 2018 08:46 AM (Z+IKu)

    25 17 Really enjoying my Dark Roast Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee blend.
    Don't even need milk or sugar, it's that good.
    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:41 AM (qxq6t)

    Never figured you for a Hot Cocoa sipper

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 08:46 AM (aA3+G)

    26
    Speaking of rats in the Senate whatever happened to that former majority leader that got his face smashed?

    Posted by: torabora


    Back in Nevada preying on teenage boys.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 08:46 AM (LsBY9)

    27
    Texas judge rules that Barry Care is unconstitutional. Tens of millions dead already according to the MFM

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 08:47 AM (SiINZ)

    28 @21
    You have to make it.

    Take a pound of Peets Major Dickenson's Dark Roast Coffee and mix it with a pound of Archer Farms Vanilla Creme Brule coffee and prepare it in your percolator of choice and you have, what I believe, is the finest cup of coffee to be had.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:47 AM (qxq6t)

    29 gone

    Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 08:47 AM (bAsK/)

    30 Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:47 AM (qxq6t)

    Nice.. I will give it a try!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (dUJdY)

    31 Thought about getting my guy K Cups for christmas. Had literally no idea what to get him.

    Went with a French press instead, but I'm still on the fence on that one.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (VpnSm)

    32 Reposted from the ONT:

    244 Okay guys, THIS is damned funny...

    Trumpasaurus Rex

    https://youtu.be/HSK3WvIPtBs
    Posted by: CPT. Charles at December 14, 2018 11:25 PM (W+kMI)

    Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (sdi6R)

    33 "Texas judge rules that Barry Care is unconstitutional. Tens of millions dead already according to the MFM"

    So what happens when the Hawaiian Judge rules that Texas Judge can not issue rulings effecting the entire nation?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (cqNba)

    34 You know B. Krystol will be fine but I wonder if any of the lesser known "thinkers" and TWS are regretting some of their Trump derangement.

    Posted by: weirdflunky at December 15, 2018 08:49 AM (gp5M+)

    35 "Take a pound of Peets Major Dickenson's Dark Roast Coffee and mix it with a pound of Archer Farms Vanilla Creme Brule coffee and prepare it in your percolator of choice and you have, what I believe, is the finest cup of coffee to be had."

    Two pounds of coffee grounds packed into a percolator?

    Pretty robust.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:49 AM (cqNba)

    36 @25
    I like cocoa as well usually make it from bars and creme.

    Thats some good stuff too,

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:50 AM (qxq6t)

    37 Hawaiin Judge just got a visit from Chin Ho

    Posted by: Jonah at December 15, 2018 08:50 AM (c25ja)

    38 28 @21
    You have to make it.

    Take a pound of Peets Major Dickenson's Dark Roast Coffee and mix it with a pound of Archer Farms Vanilla Creme Brule coffee and prepare it in your percolator of choice and you have, what I believe, is the finest cup of coffee to be had.
    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:47 AM (qxq6t)

    I'm a dark roast nothing else kind of guy.
    I just cannot get into flavored coffee.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 08:50 AM (aA3+G)

    39 Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:41 AM (qxq6t)

    That sounds good. What brand is it?

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2018 08:50 AM (uquGJ)

    40 34. Naw. Soros gave them severance checks

    Posted by: Jonah at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (c25ja)

    41 So what happens when the Hawaiian Judge rules that Texas Judge"

    Texas laughs in his direction, and his father smells of macadamias!

    Morning, y'all.

    Sunny AM, so lots o' coffeve.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (6qErC)

    42 Willowed:

    288 Are the French continuing the Riots this weekend?
    Posted by: Paladin at December 15, 2018 08:31 AM (rA4BX)

    ------------

    Yep. Tear gas and rock throwing already.
    Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 08:37 AM (ffYR/)



    Yeesh. Storm the capital buildings already.

    You say you want a revolution?

    Then have one you weak, yellow-vested cheese-eaters!

    #LamestRevolutionEvah!

    #WheretheGuillotine?

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (CRRq9)

    43 So what happens when the Hawaiian Judge rules that Texas Judge can not issue rulings effecting the entire nation?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (cqNba)

    The War of the Black Robes
    millions dead in streets!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (JFO2v)

    44 @35

    That's just the ratio for the mix that goes into the coffee tin.
    It's usually 7-8 measures to a pot.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (qxq6t)

    45 Going bak to the riots for a second.

    Are those actual riot police in bluejeans, boots, helmets and shields?
    Or protestors?

    Seems like the yellow jackets are walking amongst them pretty freely.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:51 AM (cqNba)

    46 34 You know B. Krystol will be fine but I wonder if any of the lesser known "thinkers" and TWS are regretting some of their Trump derangement.
    Posted by: weirdflunky at December 15, 2018 08:49 AM (gp5M+)

    Don't know.
    Don't care.

    Those in the swamp always seem to land on their feet, paws, claws, etc.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 08:52 AM (aA3+G)

    47 Had some Black Rifle coffee this morning

    Posted by: Jonah at December 15, 2018 08:52 AM (c25ja)

    48 @39

    It's a custom blend you make, see comment 28.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:53 AM (qxq6t)

    49 28. The best store coffee IMO is Einstein Bagels' Caribou Blend. Smooth with no bite at all. Their food is good too, they've maintained their quality all these years.

    Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 08:53 AM (RO8oH)

    50 This is why gop is loading up the already conservative leaning appeals courts. We know have our own 9 th circuit

    Posted by: Jonah at December 15, 2018 08:54 AM (c25ja)

    51 And here come the smoke grenades.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:54 AM (cqNba)

    52 You know B. Krystol will be fine but I wonder if any of the lesser known "thinkers" and TWS are regretting some of their Trump derangement.
    Posted by: weirdflunky at December 15, 2018 08:49 AM (gp5M+)


    Fat Fuck Erickson sporadically has a lucid moment when he realizes DJT is the most conservative President since Reagan, if not earlier; but then he puts on a hair shirt, a very large hair shirt, and gets Patterico to flog him for his apostasy and he repents.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at December 15, 2018 08:54 AM (y7DUB)

    53
    Bi bi Biden banany fanny Beta
    Ho Mo Beta...Biden!


    Posted by: Zombie Shirley Ellis at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (CRRq9)

    54 Had some Black Rifle coffee this morning"

    Tried it at the NRA show earlier this year, then started ordering it.
    That's good coffee.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (6qErC)

    55
    Rats in the senate? What else is new?

    --

    How apropos. Reminds me of the fly that landed on TFG's lip.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (JoUsr)

    56 That's the thing with K Cups, I really have no idea what to get him. I was thinking of going with Tim Hortons, something simple.

    A good girlfriend should know how her guy likes his coffee....I feel a bit like a failure.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (VpnSm)

    57 For those of you just now joining our program...

    Live Paris Protests

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPTldkd9lv8

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (cqNba)

    58 Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 08:53 AM (qxq6t)

    I saw just after I posted, as is the way of the Horde. I've heard of Peet's but not the other brand. Is it generally available or only regional?

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2018 08:56 AM (uquGJ)

    59 Be honest. You donated to that chicks robot Kickstarter.

    Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 15, 2018 08:56 AM (pUDQf)

    60
    Yeesh. Storm the capital buildings already.

    You say you want a revolution?

    Then have one you weak, yellow-vested cheese-eaters!


    I think there's some story about German revolutionaries politely lining up to buy railroad tickets to Berlin.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 08:56 AM (LsBY9)

    61 Archer Farms Vanilla Creme Brule

    --

    Archer Farms, is that Target's brand?

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 08:57 AM (JoUsr)

    62 B illionaire
    E gotistical
    T yrant
    O verlord

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 08:57 AM (JFO2v)

    63 Gotta tell a.

    The police look more like the beginning of a paintball scenario battle.


    And I'm guessing that just about any five man speedball team could take on the whole lot of them.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 08:57 AM (cqNba)

    64 56 That's the thing with K Cups, I really have no idea what to get him. I was thinking of going with Tim Hortons, something simple.

    A good girlfriend should know how her guy likes his coffee....I feel a bit like a failure.
    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (VpnSm)

    Get him a Bunn-O-Matic and tell him to make his own coffee.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 08:58 AM (aA3+G)

    65
    Judge Don Ho Supreme Ruler of America: I make all the laws for this country!!1!

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 08:59 AM (SiINZ)

    66 Morning all. Sitting at Discount Tire. Grrrr.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 08:59 AM (EdhH3)

    67 66 Morning all. Sitting at Discount Tire. Grrrr.
    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 08:59 AM (EdhH3

    Nothing like the smell of stale rubber and bad coffee on a Saturday morning.

    Oh, and tire shops suck too.

    Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 15, 2018 09:00 AM (pUDQf)

    68 My french press coffe is brewing right now. Smells great!
    The sun is actually shining today. Looks great!
    I woke up today. God is good, all the time!

    Posted by: Flyover at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (B5K06)

    69 A good girlfriend should know how her guy likes his coffee....I feel a bit like a failure.
    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:55 AM (VpnSm)

    Get him a Bunn-O-Matic and tell him to make his own coffee.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


    Hammer, sack of beans, tube sock, Cabela's stainless steel camp percolater.

    Tell him to cowboy up.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (EdhH3)

    70 @64

    Lol....he does make his own coffee. That's why I have no clue what he likes or how he likes it. I think he prefers dark roast, but....I really dunno.

    I am not a coffee drinker, so I feel a bit useless.

    You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)

    71 "Nothing like the smell of stale rubber and bad coffee on a Saturday morning. "

    And the taste of a stale rubber first thing in the morning.

    Posted by: Shep at December 15, 2018 09:02 AM (cqNba)

    72 Good Morning Ya'll

    Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at December 15, 2018 09:02 AM (YuQLm)

    73 B illionaire
    E gotistical
    T yrant
    O verlord

    --

    But he's such a coooool, ugly, good-looking geek!

    *chant*

    BETO!! BETO!! BETO!!

    What's curious to me is his recent meeting with TFG at his house. You know, TFG who refused to leave Washington so he could throw wrenches left and right into the Trump Administration. I imagined they talked about how to cover up unsavory bits of one's past and how to coordinate it all with the Demo-Leftist Media. Beto's head swelling is likely bigger than his teeth after all the baseless fawning he got. He'll run in '20.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:02 AM (JoUsr)

    74 I'vebbeen mixing generic Maxwell House with Community brand and Chicory for years now. I love me some central Louisiana coffee.

    Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at December 15, 2018 09:02 AM (8ZeGS)

    75 Beto is pretty white-bread, ain't he?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:03 AM (cqNba)

    76 63. there's footage of the riot police cracking heads, even on old ladies. Countrywide over 1000 have required medical treatment for injuries. These cops are not harmless.

    Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 09:03 AM (RO8oH)

    77 @61
    I usually get it in bulk at Costco.

    Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 09:04 AM (qxq6t)

    78 Great! Another cold and rainy weekend!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:04 AM (MVjcR)

    79 Maybe take a peek in his pantry and see what he's drinking.

    If he's not about making his own coffee, a French Press might not get much use.

    Maybe a subscription to Black Rifle coffee? Everyone loves the stuff. I'm thinking of switching myself.

    Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 15, 2018 09:04 AM (pUDQf)

    80

    Major Dickason's is great. Working on a cup right now.
    There's a local cofveve company down here that sells "Santa's White Christmas" blend. Chocolate and coconut. Good seasonal stuff, especially with a shot of Frangelico topped off with some whipped cream.
    Umm, umm, good.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:05 AM (HaL55)

    81 Trumpasaurus Rex

    https://youtu.be/HSK3WvIPtBs
    Posted by: CPT. Charles at December 14, 2018 11:25 PM (W+kMI)
    Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (sdi6R)


    That was fun, a better pick-me-up than coffee. Thanks!

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:06 AM (/qEW2)

    82 Maybe a subscription to Black Rifle coffee?

    ----

    Tickled Pink, this sounds like a good idea to me...

    Posted by: Flyover at December 15, 2018 09:06 AM (B5K06)

    83 Nothing like the smell of stale rubber and bad coffee on a Saturday morning.

    Oh, and tire shops suck too.
    Posted by: AlaBAMA


    Especially when they looked at it two weeks ago and couldn't find the leak.

    I get two days to sleep in. Today is one of them. We went to a late movie last night and got home at 2:00.

    BTW, Mortal Engines was pretty good.
    Big Steampunk vibe.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:06 AM (EdhH3)

    84 You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?"

    Oh la la - you're doing the French mistake!

    *it's fine, really. BRCC would be better*

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:06 AM (6qErC)

    85 70 @64

    Lol....he does make his own coffee. That's why I have no clue what he likes or how he likes it. I think he prefers dark roast, but....I really dunno.

    I am not a coffee drinker, so I feel a bit useless.

    You covfefe connoisseurs, what do you think of the French press idea?
    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:01 AM (VpnSm)

    French press is nice.
    So is an old fashioned stove percolator.

    You just have to go through his kitchen to see whats in it. I thought all gals did this (BM) Before Matrimony

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    86 Obamacare stays bitches. I AM THE LAW!!!!

    Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (tGSs/)

    87
    What! I've been married 25 years and Her Majesty has never made me coffee. Quite the opposite: I always bring her her's.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (LsBY9)

    88 "Chocolate and coconut. Good seasonal stuff, especially with a shot of Frangelico topped off with some whipped cream.
    Umm, umm, good."

    That's pretty deep into Starbucks territory.

    How 'bout ground beans...hot water.


    It's how god intended coffee to be made.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (cqNba)

    89 I'vebbeen mixing generic Maxwell House with Community brand and Chicory for years now. I love me some central Louisiana coffee.
    Posted by: BifBewalski


    *fistbump on the CC with chicory.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (EdhH3)

    90 Beto is pretty white-bread, ain't he?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:03 AM (cqNba)



    Just because he's a pasty faced mick should in no way get in the way of his lie...I mean..his truth that he's Hispanic

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (SiINZ)

    91

    I'd like to try some of that Black Rifle cofveve, but it's not cheap.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (HaL55)

    92 How 'bout ground beans...hot water.


    It's how god intended coffee to be made.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


    See #69.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (EdhH3)

    93 I see one guy in an orange vest. He must have not gotten the memo.

    Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (sdi6R)

    94 "and Her Majesty has never made me coffee. Quite the opposite: I always bring her her's. "

    I think I married her sister.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (cqNba)

    95 I love how 2 weeks ago the MSM was all How Dare Trump question judges? Today it's all look how evil this Obamacare judge is. This is obviously a political decision.

    Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (tGSs/)

    96 She said she liked the ocean. Very great lyrics.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:09 AM (PUmDY)

    97 It's how god intended coffee to be made.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:07 AM (cqNba)


    Amen Brother.

    Next thing we will have here is some Foodie telling us not to pour syrup on French Toast.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:09 AM (aA3+G)

    98 Sadly, I won't be at his place anytime before the holidays (he is coming up here) I do know he was using store brand generic K Cups when I was there before, but I didn't pay attention to whether it was medium/dark/whatever.

    I know he drinks it black. No sugar or cream.

    The only reason I thought of a French Press was when we went out for coffee one morning (well, him coffee, me wifi) he got a French Press pot.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:09 AM (VpnSm)

    99
    Nothing like the smell of stale rubber and bad coffee on a Saturday morning.

    Oh, and tire shops suck too.

    Posted by: AlaBAMA


    Ah yes, the boiled-down-to-asphalt coffee that repair places specialize in.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:09 AM (LsBY9)

    100 Posted by: Kreplach at December 15, 2018 09:04 AM (qxq6t)

    Thanks!

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (uquGJ)

    101

    I'd like to try some of that Black Rifle cofveve, but it's not cheap.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (HaL55)
    --------
    It's very good! I like Blackbeard's Delight

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (MVjcR)

    102 Just because he's a pasty faced mick should in no way get in the way of his lie...I mean..his truth that he's Hispanic
    Posted by: TheQuietMan



    Hispamick.

    I wouldn't say one word if he had at least one parent or direct relative somewhere in the chain that was Hispanic.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (EdhH3)

    103 Posted by: Hawaiian Judge"

    *pats it's head*

    Yeah, you go with that, 'k?

    /Texas

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (6qErC)

    104 " I see one guy in an orange vest. He must have not gotten the memo."

    Wut???

    Posted by: Stevie ' That Protestor' Wonder at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (cqNba)

    105

    It's how god intended coffee to be made.

    Yeah, I only get a box of K-cups around Christmastime. Otherwise it's Major Dickason's, which still sounds like a dirty inside joke.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (HaL55)

    106 93 I see one guy in an orange vest. He must have not gotten the memo.
    Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 09:08 AM (sdi6R)
    ------
    Trainee

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:11 AM (MVjcR)

    107 I know he drinks it black. No sugar or cream.

    The only reason I thought of a French Press was when we went out for coffee one morning (well, him coffee, me wifi) he got a French Press pot.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:09 AM (VpnSm)

    Then get him the French Press. It shows you paid attention to him while you were checking out the interwebz

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:11 AM (aA3+G)

    108 Next thing we will have here is some Foodie telling us not to pour syrup on French Toast."

    You had to say "beetlejuice", didn't you...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:11 AM (6qErC)

    109 Most guys aren't hard to buy gifts for, when we say anything is fine what we really mean is, anything is fine.

    Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:11 AM (4thlk)

    110 Beta's already taking Oblabla's "blank slate" advice, he's begun saying that he-

    'doesn't really know if he's a progressive".

    Since Beta has ZERO Hispanic bloodline/genetics in his spindly body,

    he needs to get the full Fauxcahontas treatment for

    trying to culturally-appropriate and take the place of a Real Hispanic (TM).

    Make it so.

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (CRRq9)

    111 Hate Santa Con. An excuse for people from out of town to drink too much and behave badly.

    Only we are allowed to do that.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (EZebt)

    112
    Nothing against Her Majesty. I'm the morning person in the house and she likes her leisure of a morning.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (LsBY9)

    113 I wouldn't say one word if he had at least one parent or direct relative somewhere in the chain that was Hispanic.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (EdhH3)




    Squaw Liz Warren: What do ancestors have to do with heritage pale face

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (SiINZ)

    114 " I see one guy in an orange vest. He must have not gotten the memo."

    Wut???



    Shut up Carl.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (EdhH3)

    115 105

    It's how god intended coffee to be made.

    Yeah, I only get a box of K-cups around Christmastime. Otherwise it's Major Dickason's, which still sounds like a dirty inside joke.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:10 AM (HaL55)

    Like Dickens Cider?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (aA3+G)

    116 Ah yes, the boiled-down-to-asphalt coffee that repair places specialize in."

    Yeah. They get it backwards - you're supposed to wash the coffee pot, NOT the chief's coffee CUP.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:12 AM (6qErC)

    117 "Then get him the French Press. It shows you paid attention to him while you were checking out the interwebz"

    Or serve him a cup of any coffee.

    While dressed in a French Maid outfit.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:13 AM (cqNba)

    118
    Mornin', Morons

    I have a prayer request for you, and I just sent it off to Fen.

    One of my co-workers and a good friend, Juan, is going into the hospital next week for removal of a brain tumor. Sounds worse than it is, but it's been pressing up against his optic nerve and pituitary and is starting to affect his vision. The doctors are telling him that this type is a fairly common growth, and is virtually always benign (the MRI leans that way as well). Having said that, it's still surgery, so prayers would be appreciated.

    And I'd like to also say a special thanks to Fen for managing the Prayer List. Even us non-churchgoing heathens greatly appreciate your efforts.

    Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2018 09:13 AM (eXA4G)

    119

    Trainee
    Probie.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:13 AM (HaL55)

    120 Looking at the live Paris non-riots. There is a really good restaurant right there where orange-vest-didn't-get-the-memo dude is.

    Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (8ZeGS)

    121 While dressed in a French Maid outfit. "

    Oui oui

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (6qErC)

    122 Most guys aren't hard to buy gifts for, when we say anything is fine what we really mean is, anything is fine.
    Posted by: lowandslow


    Gift card for a beejer from Linda's House of Hummers is always appreciated.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (EdhH3)

    123 No syrup on French Toast?

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (PUmDY)

    124 "Yeah. They get it backwards - you're supposed to wash the coffee pot, NOT the chief's coffee CUP. "

    Yup.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (cqNba)

    125 And of course even after the law is ruled dead by a judge, it still stays in place. But the second a liberal judge rules something unconstitutional it stops immediately. Funny how that works.

    Trump should have immediately said the law is no longer in place. Health insurance companies are free to offer any product they want. Instead nothing changes until the years or appeals will take place by which time Trump may be gone anyway.

    Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (tGSs/)

    126
    The things I want for Christmas I can't have: being out of debt, time away from chores, traveling anywhere for pleasure.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (LsBY9)

    127 I've got a workhorse Hamilton Beach "coffee pot" that I use every day, and it appears to be on sale

    http://tinyurl.com/ybvpb5a4

    Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 15, 2018 09:15 AM (f3oO4)

    128 Could Orange Vest be the queen bee or something?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)

    129 "Could Orange Vest be the queen bee or something?"

    Color Blind.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:15 AM (cqNba)

    130 Mornin' Horde! Starting my day with a hearty laugh with that Trumpasaurus Rex video...it uses footage from some anti-Trump thing? Just makes it better! Love it when I start the day on the right foot...

    Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (lLeln)

    131 Has anyone heard from CBD since Wendy's started advertising National Maple Syrup Day?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (MVjcR)

    132
    French maid >>>>> French press

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (LsBY9)

    133 Will Nancy Pelosi be carried into the chamber on the shoulders of the Democratic reps. Of course carrying that big gavel...she is so proud.

    Posted by: Colin Campbell at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (eS9Iz)

    134

    Prayers up for your friend Juan, ITC.
    Also, Like Dickens Cider? lol.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (HaL55)

    135 This is some real low intensity rioting.


    Not even a burning car.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (cqNba)

    136 French press doesn't filter as well. My cholesterol numbers went to shit when I started using one, had to go back to paper. I only use a french press for tea.

    Posted by: leoncaruthers at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (UfRqq)

    137 Has this been mentioned? Some stupid poll came out saying 27% of respondents want Santa Claus to be female or transjennered.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:16 AM (cY3LT)

    138 111. Philly has Santa Con. They advertised Running of the Santas this yr, don't know if they'd ever done that before.

    Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 09:17 AM (RO8oH)

    139 Welcome to the Roadkill Cafe! Today's Special is a first responder long pork shank roast.

    Mmm-mm!

    Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 09:17 AM (Z9C5C)

    140 So on the weekends I try to catch up on AoS posts I've missed through the week.

    I just caught up on the sidebar, and if there's anyone else who, like me, hasn't seen Ace's gall bladder side bar post, you need to go find it. It's currently maybe 4 items from the top.

    Poetry. I literally wept.

    Posted by: Pastafarian at December 15, 2018 09:17 AM (sgHEm)

    141 "Could Orange Vest be the queen bee or something?"

    Color Blind.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


    +1.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:17 AM (EdhH3)

    142 Potential Fauxcahontas-style names for Beta:


    Hispanfake

    Fakey Gonzales

    MexiSham

    PseudoGonzales

    Mexifraud


    Meh...the Horde can probably do better.

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:18 AM (CRRq9)

    143 I've never had Black Rifle coffee. It must be good the way you guys talk about it.

    Posted by: dantesed at December 15, 2018 09:18 AM (88xKn)

    144 I see one guy in an orange vest. He must have not gotten the memo.
    Posted by: rickl


    That's as close as France gets to Orange Man...

    Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 15, 2018 09:18 AM (lLeln)

    145 @107

    Thanks! I think I will.

    And to be fair, I was on the interwebz getting driving directions to the hiking trail we were driving to. I wasn't just like....talking to you people.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (VpnSm)

    146 French maid >>>>> French press
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh



    French press = French maid sammich

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (EdhH3)

    147 So I've managed to go this long in life without ever having heard that white rap singer Pit Bull sing. And now, due to the clickbate sidebar item, I have.

    My life will never be the same.

    Oh wate, yes it will. He's like every other singer whose ever taken black music and turned it into bubblegum pop, right?

    Does anyone ever accuse him of cultural appropriation? He's like modern day blackface.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (cY3LT)

    148 143 I've never had Black Rifle coffee. It must be good the way you guys talk about it.
    Posted by: dantesed at December 15, 2018 09:18 AM (88xKn)
    -----
    Would we steer you wrong?

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (MVjcR)

    149 Opportunity small, heels tall.i

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (PUmDY)

    150 This is some real low intensity rioting.

    Not even a burning car.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


    I think night shift has car burning duty.

    Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 15, 2018 09:20 AM (lLeln)

    151 I remember when the best thing about going to a garage with my dad was seeing all the nekkid women calendars on the wall.

    Now that's an HR violation.

    And they wonder why boys are turning into soy bois.

    Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 15, 2018 09:20 AM (pUDQf)

    152 Gift card for a beejer from Linda's House of Hummers is always appreciated.
    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:14 AM (EdhH3)

    thats the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

    153 No syrup on French Toast?

    --

    It's sure getting very frou frou at the AoS Lounge. *hold pinkie in the air whilst drinking coffee*

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:21 AM (JoUsr)

    154 Apropos the Thai guy getting plastic surgery to look more Korean, what if Beto got plastic surgery to look more Hispanic? It could win him the Hispanic vote in 2020.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:21 AM (/qEW2)

    155 French press = French maid sammich

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (EdhH3)





    zombie Ted Kennedy: What's this about a French maid sandwich?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:21 AM (SiINZ)

    156 153 No syrup on French Toast?

    --

    It's sure getting very frou frou at the AoS Lounge. *hold pinkie in the air whilst drinking coffee*
    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:21 AM (JoUsr)


    Glad I wasn't sipping coffee when I read that one.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:22 AM (aA3+G)

    157 Actually, I'm relatively sure he wouldn't like the French Maid thing.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:22 AM (VpnSm)

    158 test

    Posted by: Aviator at December 15, 2018 09:22 AM (2cuLk)

    159 So I've managed to go this long in life without ever having heard that white rap singer Pit Bull sing. And now, due to the clickbate sidebar item, I have.

    My life will never be the same.

    Oh wate, yes it will. He's like every other singer whose ever taken black music and turned it into bubblegum pop, right?

    Does anyone ever accuse him of cultural appropriation? He's like modern day blackface.
    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (cY3LT)


    Seen previously on the previous thread:


    Re: The sidebar


    How did Pitbull ever become a thing?

    He may not be the Lamest Rapper Evah!,

    that honor probably goes to the "it's in muh DNA" guy, he sounds like a retarded Mormon rapping.

    But, still...Aquaman say it ain't so!

    Does every movie have to end with a rap close-out over the credits?

    "Overlord", which theoretically took place during WWII ends with a blues harmonica riff that morphs into a full out blues stomp, so-

    cool and reasonably appropriate for the era, but then it changes into some lame ass rapper rapping about his lame ass and spoils the mood.

    Hollywood! Do better!

    #RapIsNowOfficiallyLame

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (CRRq9)

    160 You know, if what I have read here is true, then French (Euro?) rules require that automobiles have yellow vests in their emergency kit.

    Now, it seems that the yellow vest, as a highly visible symbol, has been a key ingredient in the popular uprising.

    Somewhere, some bureaucrat is thinking 'If only we hadn't mandated those damn vests'.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (xSo9G)

    161 And they wonder why boys are turning into soy bois.
    Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 15, 2018 09:20 AM (pUDQf)


    No they don't. This is, as the cool kidz say, a feature, not a bug.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (cY3LT)

    162 I've never had Black Rifle coffee. It must be good the way you guys talk about it.

    --

    I got some for Mr. Black last year for Christmas. (And yes, he makes his own. And mine.) He really liked it. Unfortunately, he loves hazelnut coffee, and BRC doesn't have that...yet.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (JoUsr)

    163 Got up today and got all set to watch my Daughter's graduation from Alabama at 9:00 E.D.T., as told by my Ex wife. Came to find out it is at 9:00 C.D.T. Ex? Whoops, sorry!

    They are the gifts that keep on giving.

    Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 09:24 AM (KOUVd)

    164 No syrup on French Toast?

    --

    It's sure getting very frou frou at the AoS Lounge. *hold pinkie in the air whilst drinking coffee*
    Posted by: Lady in Black


    Only acceptable alternative: enough melted butter and powdered sugar that it makes a "slurry" to cover the french toast.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:24 AM (EdhH3)

    165 160 You know, if what I have read here is true, then French (Euro?) rules require that automobiles have yellow vests in their emergency kit.

    Now, it seems that the yellow vest, as a highly visible symbol, has been a key ingredient in the popular uprising.

    Somewhere, some bureaucrat is thinking 'If only we hadn't mandated those damn vests'.
    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (xSo9G)

    A bureaucrat with regrets? Hmmm interesting study.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:24 AM (aA3+G)

    166 test
    Posted by: Aviator
    -------------

    Pull up! Pull up!

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 09:25 AM (xSo9G)

    167
    Pseudo Villa!

    That's not bad.


    Now do any of the youngsters know who Pancho Villa was?


    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:25 AM (CRRq9)

    168 142 Potential Fauxcahontas-style names for Beta:


    Hispanfake

    Fakey Gonzales

    MexiSham

    PseudoGonzales

    Mexifraud


    Meh...the Horde can probably do better.
    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:18 AM (CRRq9)

    Dryback

    Spmick

    Beto Bandido

    Mexiaint

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 09:25 AM (JFO2v)

    169 I defy the no maple syrup rule! Give me an orange vest!!

    Posted by: Weasel at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (MVjcR)

    170 Pseudo Villa!



    Pancho Vanilla.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (EdhH3)

    171 Mike Hammer = Bitchin' Betty?!

    Posted by: IrishEi at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (NtglE)

    172 @168

    Seedy Gonzales?

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (VpnSm)

    173 test
    Posted by: Aviator
    -------------

    Pull up! Pull up!
    Posted by: Mike Hammer


    Or pull out! Pull out!

    Depending.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (EdhH3)

    174 It is break time, had to come in to get munchies and see if Paris is littered with corpse yet.

    Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (/rm4P)

    175 Does every movie have to end with a rap close-out over the credits?

    "Overlord", which theoretically took place during WWII ends with a blues harmonica riff that morphs into a full out blues stomp, so-

    cool and reasonably appropriate for the era, but then it changes into some lame ass rapper rapping about his lame ass and spoils the mood.

    Hollywood! Do better!

    #RapIsNowOfficiallyLame
    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:23 AM (CRRq9)


    I think the answer to your question is: Yes. Yes it does.

    Most Hollowwood movies these days are cookie cutter stamped out of the system, so thoroughly tested to maximize profit, that there's probably, literally, some guy in some department whose job it is to pick out the "appropriate" rap song to play second during the credits.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (cY3LT)

    176 I'd rather eat dirt.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (PUmDY)

    177
    So, the theme of this thread is:

    No maple syrup on your French Maids?


    I'm afraid that I can't agree with this sentiment.

    Revolution!

    *puts on yellow-jacket*

    *pants fall down*

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (CRRq9)

    178 Apropos the Thai guy getting plastic surgery to look more Korean, what if Beto got plastic surgery to look more Hispanic? It could win him the Hispanic vote in 2020.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


    He'd certainly have the plastic surgery lobby.

    Beto-ble.

    Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (lLeln)

    179 Welcome to the Roadkill Cafe! Today's Lunchtime Special is a first responder borderline long pork chili con carne! Also available without beans!

    Mmm-mm!

    Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (Z9C5C)

    180 The young'ns know for certain Pancho was a hero. Learnt' it in History Class, they did.

    Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 15, 2018 09:28 AM (2xR5z)

    181 176 I'd rather eat dirt.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (PUmDY)

    OK, I'll play along:

    I'd rather eat dirt than ...........

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:28 AM (aA3+G)

    182 Pseudo Villa!



    Pancho Vanilla.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (EdhH3)



    Very nice!

    We may have a winner.

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:29 AM (CRRq9)

    183 Maple Syrup is an anti oxidant and is supposed to one of those things that helps ward off Alzheimers. so you don't have to put it on French Toast but it is still I good thing to have.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:29 AM (AllCR)

    184 I slept in. What did I miss?

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:29 AM (cS3Yq)

    185 Pancho Vanilla.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:26 AM (EdhH3)



    That's good one

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:30 AM (SiINZ)

    186 184 I slept in. What did I miss?

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:29 AM (cS3Yq)

    coffee
    french toast
    yellow vests

    and Moi

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:30 AM (aA3+G)

    187 Trump, Shumer, Pelosi wall meeting:

    One thing that stood out to me was Chuck telling Trump "Were giving you exactly what you got last year and that should be enough."

    When has any congress critter made such a claim that "Hey, this is what we spent last year so it's all totes great for this year too."

    Never.

    Ever.

    Posted by: Horus Heresy at December 15, 2018 09:31 AM (DB16e)

    188 Found out yesterday that our illustrious Dem governor has vetoed a constitutional amendment that was duely approved by the voters.

    I didn't know you could do that.

    Posted by: Antisocialist at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (meJz4)

    189 How will Blotto position himself against Trump - better skateboarder?

    Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (RO8oH)

    190 So I've managed to go this long in life without ever having heard that white rap singer Pit Bull sing. And now, due to the clickbate sidebar item, I have.
    ...
    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (cY3LT)


    Heh, never occurred to me he was white, but all the signs were there. References to Gatsby, Banksy and sampling Toto.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (/qEW2)

    191 Someone suggested that he be called Robert O' Rourke since that's his name since apparently his background is obviously Irish

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (AllCR)

    192 Lots of melted butter and warm maple syrup over Toast Francais and some don't like it? My brain simply can't reconcile that.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (JoUsr)

    193 Chik-fil-a; I NEED a chikkum bizkit!!!!!
    Happy Saturday!

    Posted by: Cheriebebe at December 15, 2018 09:33 AM (nM8g5)

    194 188 Found out yesterday that our illustrious Dem governor has vetoed a constitutional amendment that was duely approved by the voters.

    I didn't know you could do that.
    Posted by: Antisocialist at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (meJz4)

    Silly little serf

    Posted by: The Deep State at December 15, 2018 09:33 AM (aA3+G)

    195 Would that be cooper on the voter id the great people of NC voted for?

    Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 09:33 AM (dMTwl)

    196 I slept in. What did I miss?

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:29 AM (cS3Yq)


    All the dudes sitting in a circle, batin'.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cY3LT)

    197 Found out yesterday that our illustrious Dem governor has vetoed a constitutional amendment that was duely approved by the voters.

    I didn't know you could do that.

    Posted by: Antisocialist at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (meJz4)



    Judge Don Ho: I gave him the okay

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (SiINZ)

    198 195 Yep, that's the one.

    Posted by: Antisocialist at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (meJz4)

    199 coffee
    french toast
    yellow vests

    and Moi
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:30 AM (aA3+G)

    I'll take it!

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cS3Yq)

    200 I'm in if AoSHq goes #NoMapleSyrup I'm getting out my safety vest.

    Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (/rm4P)

    201 I'd rather eat dirt than ...........



    get a beejer from Lena Dunham at Linda's House of Hummer.

    Posted by: lowandslow at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (4thlk)

    202 Pancho was a bandit boy...

    Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar Nelson at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (f3oO4)

    203 Someone suggested that he be called Robert O' Rourke since that's his name since apparently his background is obviously Irish
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (AllCR)

    ------------

    It is Robert Francis O'Rourke. A nice Hispanic boy, ya know.

    Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (KOUVd)

    204 Cooper is getting overshadowed with the shit show still ongoing in the 9th district.

    Posted by: NCKate at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (dMTwl)

    205 Pancho was a Friend of Willies.

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (cS3Yq)

    206
    Maple syrup (the real stuff) is God's gift to breakfast. We grievously offend Him by not pouring it on pancakes, waffles and French toast.

    The only salt that belongs on these delights should be in the butter we slather on them.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (LsBY9)

    207 https://fxn.ws/2PFMdfK
    *****
    Gregg Jarrett: Michael Flynn is innocent, wrongly prosecuted by Mueller to hurt Trump | Fox News

    Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (BqBId)

    208 So I've managed to go this long in life without ever having heard that white rap singer Pit Bull sing. And now, due to the clickbate sidebar item, I have.
    ...
    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:19 AM (cY3LT)

    Heh, never occurred to me he was white, but all the signs were there. References to Gatsby, Banksy and sampling Toto.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (/qEW2)


    I only know because a few years ago he "performed" at the Super Bowl... and not that I watched it, but EVERY flippin' commercial that ran before the day of the game seemed to want us all to know he was going to be there.

    I can't remember too much of what he looked like, but it was sorta an Uncle Fester/fat Michael Chiklis look, I think.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:36 AM (cY3LT)

    209 K, "hope" will get at least 2 terms.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:36 AM (PUmDY)

    210 I'll take it!
    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM (cS3Yq)


    Coffee is on its way.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 15, 2018 09:36 AM (aA3+G)

    211 Cheese curds for breakfast with orange pop (not juice) to wash it down.

    Oh yeah....it's one of those days Horde.

    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 09:36 AM (VpnSm)

    212 I didn't know you could do that.

    Posted by: Antisocialist at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (meJz4)

    You'd be amazed at what your betters have already done and even more amazed at what they have plans to do!

    Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 15, 2018 09:36 AM (f3oO4)

    213 "Chik-fil-a; I NEED a chikkum bizkit!!!!!
    Happy Saturday!"

    Go tomorrow.

    Less crowded.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:37 AM (cqNba)

    214 Late start this morning --

    Thank you to whoever sent pix of the Regent Street (London) Angels decor last evening. Absolutely beautiful.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at December 15, 2018 09:37 AM (MIKMs)

    215 It is Robert Francis O'Rourke. A nice Hispanic boy, ya know."

    Thus "lighten up, Francis" takes on new meaning.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 15, 2018 09:37 AM (6qErC)

    216 I remember when Chick Fil A was only in malls.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:38 AM (PUmDY)

    217 Heh. Ex-president and Senator Uribe stated that he was told that the rats thrown at the Colombian Congressional session was "some rite of witchcraft"
    but also congratulated the various parties of their "concern and solidarity during the event"

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 09:38 AM (mUa7G)

    218 "Chik-fil-a; I NEED a chikkum bizkit!!!!!
    Happy Saturday!"

    Go tomorrow.

    Less crowded.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


    +1.

    Go about 9:00 am. Guaranteed 1st in line.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:38 AM (EdhH3)

    219 "I remember when Chick Fil A was only in malls."

    Next to the Orange Julias stand?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:39 AM (cqNba)

    220 You could call Robert Francis O'Rourke " Cheato" instead of Beto he's apparently willing to be thought of as Latino without actually being Latino. He's like the Fake Hispanic version of Fauxchohantas.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:39 AM (AllCR)

    221 >>test

    Posted by: Aviator

    -------------



    Pull up! Pull up!

    Posted by: Mike Hammer





    Or pull out! Pull out!



    Depending.

    Posted by: rickb223
    Eject! Eject! Eject!

    Posted by: Aviator at December 15, 2018 09:39 AM (2cuLk)

    222
    Pancho was a bandit boy...

    Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar Nelson at December 15, 2018 09:34 AM


    I read somewhere that his horse was fast as polished steel

    Posted by: AltonJackson at December 15, 2018 09:39 AM (KCxzN)

    223 My marker is down. It's gonna be Biden/Beto against Trump/Pence in 2020.

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 15, 2018 09:39 AM (JoUsr)

    224 Is Paris burning?

    It's a shame what all the unchecked immigration of Palestinian Youth has wrought.

    I imagine you need to be very, very careful if you vacation there.

    Posted by: ALH at December 15, 2018 09:40 AM (cS3Yq)

    225 guten morgen horden

    Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 09:40 AM (BJlbN)

    226 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (LsBY9)

    I've got my eye on you....

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2018 09:40 AM (wYseH)

    227 >>Thus "lighten up, Francis" takes on new meaning.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse

    I'm already about as white as a guy can be.

    Posted by: Beto at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (2cuLk)

    228 I remember when Chick Fil A was only in malls.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    So glad they're not. I'd never go.

    Posted by: rickb223 at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (EdhH3)

    229 Someone suggested that he be called Robert O' Rourke since that's his name since apparently his background is obviously Irish
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (AllCR)

    ------------

    It is Robert Francis O'Rourke. A nice Hispanic boy, ya know.
    Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 15, 2018 09:35 AM (KOUVd)


    I really don't know, so maybe I got this wrong, but isn't he sorta like Bobama, in that he's half hispanic? So nominating him would be a big flippin' deal "First Hispanic Prezdent Candidate!"

    And if they can get that out of the way, then the next lection cycle, they can nominate the first gay transjenner homosectional. Or whichever comes next on their list.

    Posted by: BurtTC at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (cY3LT)

    230 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:32 AM (AllCR)

    He has a chance to get away with the con because Mexrish names are, or at least used to be not wildly unusual in the Southwest. Enough so that there was a chain of restaurants in Colorado that used a different Mexrish name (like Pepe O'Toole) for each site.

    Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (uquGJ)

    231 It is bizarre that Biden is popular.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (PUmDY)

    232 actually if it's pronounced "Beto" to rhyme with "Rate-o" "Fake-O" would be close.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 15, 2018 09:41 AM (AllCR)

    233 179 Welcome to the Roadkill Cafe! Today's Lunchtime Special is a first responder borderline long pork chili con carne! Also available without beans!

    Mmm-mm!
    Posted by: Fritz at December 15, 2018 09:27 AM (Z9C5C)

    no carrots please

    Posted by: rhennigantx at December 15, 2018 09:42 AM (JFO2v)

    234 "I've got my eye on you...."

    Let me show you how to do that.

    Posted by: Zombie Peter Faulk at December 15, 2018 09:42 AM (cqNba)

    235
    How about McSpic or Cinco de County Mayo

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 15, 2018 09:42 AM (SiINZ)

    236 hi votermom! How's voterdoggeh?

    Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 09:42 AM (RO8oH)

    237 Trump calls Cruz "Beautiful Ted" and a month later he grows a handsome beard.

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 09:42 AM (rnAwa)

    238
    I have an interesting story regarding Pancho Villa and my Mexican Grandfather,

    but I guess I won't tell it here as I will probably use it someday in a novel.

    Posted by: naturalfake at December 15, 2018 09:43 AM (CRRq9)

    239 That Orange Bastard tricked me into voting for Obamacare repeal in the Tax Cuts? Arrrrrrgh!

    Posted by: Sen. Juan Zombie McCain, Last Wish Foundation at December 15, 2018 09:43 AM (Ndje9)

    240 Oh, President Trump needs to use that " Lighten up Francis" line.

    Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 09:44 AM (/rm4P)

    241 Looks like it's gonna be a wet weekend.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 15, 2018 09:44 AM (cqNba)

    242 Dead skunk?

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 15, 2018 09:44 AM (PUmDY)

    243 Went with a French press instead, but I'm still on the fence on that one.
    Posted by: TickledPink at December 15, 2018 08:48 AM (VpnSm)


    Buy him a Moka pot. Or a Li battery car jumper.

    or maybe a surgical stapler. I was happy the day I got mine, let me tell you!

    Posted by: Kindltot at December 15, 2018 09:44 AM (mUa7G)

    244 211 Cheese curds for breakfast with orange pop (not juice) to wa