Senator Durbin Can't Have It Both Ways; He's Either A Catholic Or An Abortion Supporter...Not Both

Politicizing the pulpit has been going on for a very long time, but the Left has been ascendent for the last generation. So it is heartening to see some push-back.

Springfield Bishop Paprocki repeats: Senator Durbin is not to be admitted to Holy Communion

In an unusual move, a bishop — Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois —has posted this public statement on the diocesan website:

I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling.”

Fourteen Catholic senators voted against the bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, including Sen. Richard Durbin, whose residence is in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. In April 2004, Sen. Durbin’s pastor, then Msgr. Kevin Vann (now Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, CA), said that he would be reticent to give Sen. Durbin Holy Communion because his pro-abortion position put him outside of communion or unity with the Church’s teachings on life. My predecessor, now Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, said that he would support that decision. I have continued that position.


Senator Durbin is of course free to worship (or not worship) as he sees fit. That is one of the glories of American Exceptionalism, and one that is fundamental to our freedom. But the Catholic church is also free to act in its own best interest. Denying the Senator communion may or may not be important to him, but it sends a serious and unambiguous message that his church takes his political activity seriously.

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (Sfs6o)

2 Ha! I AM FIRST!!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (Sfs6o)

3 Hello?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (Sfs6o)

4 OK. This is weird. Where is everybody?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:01 PM (Sfs6o)

5 Hello? Hello?

Anybody?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (Sfs6o)

6 I'm scared.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (Sfs6o)

7 Stomp!

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (bJ0w+)

8 Really, guys! C'mon! Stop screwing around!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

9 Yo, Fritz!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

10 There's going to be a bloodbath.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:04 PM (bJ0w+)

11 Whoa. Not just a stomp but a wholesale elimination. Begun the cob wars have.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

12 Ouch.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Vqe4u)

13 Well, that was an enstompening of the first order.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Tyii7)

14 'Sup, guys?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (Sfs6o)

15 Nice to see someone in Catholic leadership with some balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)

16 Oh man, you ever been just sitting there and suddenly the timeline snaps back like a slinky and you're back in the other reality?

I have a headache now. May throw up.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (y87Qq)

17 It's reassuring to see the bishops calling out the CINO senators.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (6bMel)

18 And - George Lucas is an Archbishop...?

Wow.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:07 PM (Vqe4u)

19 Riding bikes in the neighborhood as a young kid.

Now, it would never happen.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (UsCnO)

20 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Ckg4U)

21 What just happened?

Are we in Ace's Matrix?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (EzdLW)

22 Holy cow! I posted something and it went blank. The enstompening...it has begun.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (YYYb4)

23 Whoa. Not just a stomp but a wholesale elimination. Begun the cob wars have.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (NWiLs)


I suspect the other thread was voluntarily removed.

Still, I thought it was a better Sunday morning topic. The hypocrisy of Washington politicians? Meh. That's every other day that ends in a 'y.'

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Pz4pT)

24 WTF happened? I commented on something, now the whole post is gone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (dUJdY)

25 21 What just happened?

Are we in Ace's Matrix?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (EzdLW)

Whoa. Deja vu.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (NWiLs)

26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

27 Nuclear option on the thread stomp.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (70cRb)

28 Dick should be shunned as well....I'm pretty sure Catholics don't do that , but maybe they should start.

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (0+nbW)

29 I'm neither, I'm a spotter.

Posted by: Dick Durbin Hodgenson's spotter at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (14qvS)

30 I'm just going to have to rewrite the list and post it later.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Ckg4U)

31 Wow, way to wish a thread into the cornfield, Dildo.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (qJtVm)

32 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)

33 Weasel! Come in, Weasel! Can you hear us? Come towards the light! We're here!

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (EzdLW)

34 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (Ckg4U)


Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (y87Qq)

35 26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

I was thinking the exact same thing. Why she hasn't been excommunicated is beyond me.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

36 Hallelujah. I suspect a lot of this goes on in private, but I am thrilled that this was made public. May this be but a start.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (YSMj9)

37 My comment disappeared like a Clinton felony.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (Tyii7)

38 Springfield guy is correct, but I'm waiting for the nastygram from Frankie Fabulous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (MIKMs)

39
Good for this bishop, I wish more bishops would do that.


(in an about to be willowed comment I was going to say the 'by zombies' doesn't work..... I totaled my car by zombies. The just stood there and laughed)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (r+sAi)

40 I can heaaaaaar yoooooou!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (Sfs6o)

41 Der Stompening. Reckon that's what they mean when they say...Sh!t happens.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (fIn37)

42 35 26 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)

I was thinking the exact same thing. Why she hasn't been excommunicated is beyond me.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)

43 the thing ir Durwood could go up for Communion and some Eucharistic minister who doesn't recognize him will give it to him. At least the bishops made their point.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (6bMel)

44 Mesa prolife. Okeeday?

Posted by: Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (bJ0w+)

45 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)


Was that what it's like in the cornfield?

Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)

46 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (oVJmc)

47
Bishop Paprocki is pretty traditional from what I understand and it's good to finally see someone in the Church take a stand against these scumbags like Dickhead Durbin. Now on to excommunicating the bastards. Although I'm sure that a shithead like Durbin might not care at this point

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (SiINZ)

48 In all seriousness, this is long overdue and something I think needs to be expanded. Excommunication too. Stop letting hypocrites and liars claim the shelter of Catholicism.

Unfortunately I do not see the current Pope supportive of such things.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (Vqe4u)

49 "Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/
"
-Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (y87Qq)

Thank you, Sir! Washing it as we speak.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (Ckg4U)

50 Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)
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It was skerry!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:12 PM (Sfs6o)

51
Dick should be shunned as well..



Angry lesbian wymynz authors everywhere agree.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:12 PM (EzdLW)

52 Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)


I... I remember those! But we were talking about things we missed when we were growing up!

Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

53 About time a Catholic Bishop finally had the stones to do this. It is surely not a move that will be supported by the "usurper" Pope, Francis.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (GckyN)

54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

Were we ever really that young?

*sighs wistfully*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (qJtVm)

55 I'm guessing wormhole.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (Sfs6o)

56 8 Really, guys! C'mon! Stop screwing around!
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:03 PM (Sfs6o)

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bet you were thinking we all got raptured

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

57 Try
http://www.textcleanr.com/


I've even been able to Pixify some recalcitrant text by copying it into and out of Notepad (assuming you're running Windows.)

It's usually "smart quotes" or an em-dash, if it's not a character you can recognize quickly, like umlaut'ed vowels or something.

There has to be a better option than retyping the whole thing; that's a big list.

Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (JGBbg)

58 Two cobs' threads enter the AOS thunderdome. Only one gets out.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (EzdLW)

59 "Hope you enjoyed your tax free status while it lasted, Bishop!"

- (D)s

"Are you going to that Hillary fundraiser at that First United African Methodist Temple of the Black Jesus?"

- Same (D)s

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (ks6bw)

60 Dick Durbin is neither a Senator, Catholic or a Murder Inc. supporter.

He is a traitorous asshole.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (EoRCO)

61 45 This is like some Twilight Zone shit.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (Sfs6o)

Was that what it's like in the cornfield?
Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)


Heh. I just happened to be reading Bill Mumy's Wikipedia page a few minutes ago.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (sdi6R)

62 46 The Democrats will throw you out for heresy faster than the Church will.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (oVJmc)


The Pope would have to go so we are in Purgatory right now. One Pope steps down and thats what you get. The libs are looking at this scenario for Tump.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (70cRb)

63 bet you were thinking we all got raptured
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

How could anybody tell? It's not like we'd leave a pile of clothes behind.

Right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (qJtVm)

64
Why Dickhead, what profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul, but for Wales Washington?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (SiINZ)

65 now if we can just get the Catholic bishops to toss the invader Marxist pope out on his ear.

No communion for globalists that conspire to overthrow sovereign governments.

imo

Posted by: illiniwek at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (bT8Z4)

66 I've even been able to Pixify some recalcitrant text by copying it into and out of Notepad (assuming you're running Windows.)

It's usually "smart quotes" or an em-dash, if it's not a character you can recognize quickly, like umlaut'ed vowels or something.

There has to be a better option than retyping the whole thing; that's a big list.
Posted by: mikeski at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM



Yep. Apostrophes are a problem too.

I often paste something into Notepad or other plain text editor before pasting it here.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (EzdLW)

67 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)

68 Didn't work... Looks like a rewrite is in order.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (Ckg4U)

69 Was that what it's like in the cornfield?
Posted by: Whatever at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (sXefu)

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but the cornfield fears being sent to the barrel

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (vChNs)

70 He'll find a church where that denial is quite overridden if he wants to, but it's not my concern. I don't understand why this is news, it hardly matters to anyone outside a church only some belong to.

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (Sp1NT)

71 I think excommunication is reserved for clerics in this day and age. Bishop telling Senator: You can't receive - is publicly giving him a chance to get right with the Lord.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6bMel)

72 I'm feeling better!!!
Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)
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Come baaaaaaaccckkkkkk

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (YSMj9)

73 The Church will likely follow this up by excommunicating a politician who supports border control.

The word is out in Colorado that we must support amnesty for DACA Dreamboats.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6FqZa)

74 Didn't work... Looks like a rewrite is in order.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (Ckg4U)


Could you email me the red text stack trace message? There's a line in there that tells you which character is causing the problem, at what index. Might be able to help you track it down.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (y87Qq)

75 On topic, this should have been applied to aaaaaaavid praaaaaacticing C-c-c-caaaaaaatholic Nancy Pelosi years ago.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM (y87Qq)


========

You could say the same about John Kerry.

Posted by: Kim Jong-Un at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (/qEW2)

76 but there is a wonky character in there somewhere

Meesa sorry!

Posted by: JarJar Binks at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (CdVca)

77 65. that may be in the works.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (6bMel)

78 The American Roman Catholic Church seems pretty fine with abortion and every other hard left political position. I mean, you can find some specific churches that are not that way but overall, the leadership in the USA? They don't care what a Democrat says or does in office, what policies they promote, or what they believe in as long as they go to church on TV once in a while and give that sweet, sweet cash.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:18 PM (39g3+)

79
I wonder what Thomas Paprocki thinks about border security?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 12:19 PM (IqV8l)

80 I don't understand why this is news, it hardly matters to anyone outside a church only some belong to.

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Probably a small building, but probably 1/8th of the world's population is part of the church.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:19 PM (ks6bw)

81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

82 63 bet you were thinking we all got raptured
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:14 PM (vChNs)

How could anybody tell? It's not like we'd leave a pile of clothes behind.

Right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (qJtVm)

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threads would be filled with just BSG arguing with himself....and losing.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (vChNs)

83 54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

Were we ever really that young?

*sighs wistfully*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (qJtVm)

Not me, but I can only speak for myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

84 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?

What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

85 Yeah, it does not matter since this is more than 10 miles from my house.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (Vqe4u)

86 The Church will likely follow this up by excommunicating a politician who supports border control.

The word is out in Colorado that we must support amnesty for DACA Dreamboats.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:17 PM (6FqZa)


I was wondering if you might show up, given what you'd mentioned last night. It almost sounds like a two factions struggling for control kind of thing like you read about.

But real life is rarely that exciting.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (y87Qq)

87 Christopher R Taylor, archbishop Aquila in Denver is strong against abortion, to his credit.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (6FqZa)

88 65 now if we can just get the Catholic bishops to toss the invader Marxist pope out on his ear.

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there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)

89 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)


And they all get Federal money for "settling" "immigrants".

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (sdi6R)

90 Mail sent, hogmartin.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (Ckg4U)

91 Trying to post the prayer list, but there is a wonky character in there somewhere and Pixyware is keeping me from posting it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:08 PM

Hold on. Go to:
https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters
Is my go to Pixy compliant editor. Cut and paste.
Look for where it creates a & # _ _ _ _ -- that's your problem character.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (2FqvZ)

92 Maybe there's a secret schism and we actually have one of those Mirror Universe Antipopes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:11 PM (qJtVm)


Not exactly a secret. They did it. Right out in the open.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (Pz4pT)

93 "Reticent" only means a reluctance to speak, not a reluctance to act.

Posted by: KGB at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (4l/h3)

94 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)



Unfortunately, he released a letter a couple of weeks ago saying something to the effect that he was in his last days. It even more unfortunate that we've had to suffer with this commie pope for all this time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (SiINZ)

95 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)

Sad but true. A lot of them have completely sold out.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (NWiLs)

96 Bishop will soon be excoriated for having Balls...

You can't do that anymore...

/spit

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (NgKpN)

97 70. it matters if you're pro-life. The bishop called out 14 US Senators for voting the wrong way. It only would have taken a half dozen of them to get the bill passed.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (6bMel)

98 Howdy Slap! How's things?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (Sfs6o)

99 81 And its not just the Roman Catholic Church. Its most mainline protestant denominations as well. ECLA, PCUSA, all of them are just fine with the leftist cause du jour.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (39g3+)
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Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (qJtVm)

100 From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Thus saith the Red Prophet.

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (Tyii7)

101 I wonder what Thomas Paprocki thinks about border security?

--

i bet all the goodfellas called him Tommy Poprocks when he was a kid.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (vChNs)

102 Christopher R Taylor, archbishop Aquila in Denver is strong against abortion, to his credit.

How many pro-abortion politicians in his flock has he excommunicated or at least disciplined?

I'm not condemning the denomination here, its through all the church. Those who are supposed to stand up for Christ are instead standing up for the left. Whether its fear of being rejected socially or fear of persecution, or fear of seeming weird so people avoid church, or what, they're all betraying their faith and God. And candles are being removed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (39g3+)

103
there is no impeachment for Popes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90

There isn't?

Posted by: Pope Benedict at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (rctDH)

104 84 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?


Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)


I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)

105 rickl , I think that's what's 'Hiding Behind This Post', as they say on 4chan. The Church in Boston almost died because of the kiddly fiddling scandal and lawsuits. The Church needed money fast. That was one way to get it.

Paul Williams, Among the Ruins discusses this.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (6FqZa)

106 Think about it: if a leftist politician were to come out against a bedrock leftist position he'd be excommunicated by the left in a heartbeat.

Durbin hasn't been excommunicated, just denied Holy Communion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (YqDXo)

107 Interesting memory: when I was growing up, even non-catholics identified by the local parish in Chicago. Some older 'neighborhood' maps of Chicago neighborhoods have the local catholic church/school as central point.

Blaise Cupich has been a big disappointment. Maybe the Dopey Popey figured he was 'ethnic' enough for Chicago. WGN showed the ceremonies of appointments live, after the news, as a big deal. Too bad he isn't Polish. I think donations are down to necessary local only -- nothing that goes beyond the parish.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (MIKMs)

108 Now if only the bishops for the other Senators, and bishops with abortion supporting politicians in their dioceses would also enforce this ban.

Gotta get rid of the Johnson IRS rule.

Posted by: Iblis at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (9221z)

109 83 54 Were we dreaming? It seemed so real...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:13 PM (y87Qq)

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You're STILL dreaming!

Posted by: Cobb at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (vChNs)

110 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)
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Yes, I'm afraid this is the only way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (Sfs6o)

111 Bishop Paprocki is pretty traditional from what I understand and it's good to finally see someone in the Church take a stand against these scumbags like Dickhead Durbin.

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Once Frankie Hollywood hears about this, Durbin will be sanctified and Paprocki will be polishing the communion utensils.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

112 there is no impeachment for Popes.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (vChNs)


No, but I'm sure there are ways. Or at least it seems, if history serves, that Popes could be "retired", IYKWIM.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 25, 2018 12:25 PM (fIn37)

113 According to wikipedia, Illinois is 28% Catholic. But how many care, and will they remember when his term is up?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (/qEW2)

114 I feel like 90% of what comes out of the Catholic Church is left-wing nonsense, with the exception of abortion. The new Pope is even worse on these issues.

I'm glad a Bishop made the easy call that maybe there should be some pushback on something as grisly as a 20 week abortion.

Maybe they can shut up now about things like immigration policy and gun control and stick to real moral issues.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (uc45P)

115 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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it'd suck that i still ain't got bewbs. Can we reroll the dice?

Posted by: Cobb at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (vChNs)

116 It's Frankie Hollywood versus Pop Rocks in the Octogon!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (qJtVm)

117

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage


Lutheran Social Services expanding Somali Muslim population of Minnesota

https://tinyurl.com/jqt8sl8

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (IqV8l)

118 110 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)
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Yes, I'm afraid this is the only way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:24 PM (Sfs6o)

Lol... Thanks for the support. What do you drive on Weasel acres?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (70cRb)

119 94 I'm feeling better!!!

Posted by: Pope Bennie at February 25, 2018 12:16 PM (70cRb)



Unfortunately, he released a letter a couple of weeks ago saying something to the effect that he was in his last days. It even more unfortunate that we've had to suffer with this commie pope for all this time
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:22 PM (SiINZ)

Hmmm... could it be...

God set up a system whereby he was going to talk to ONE Pope... and give him guidance... until he called Him home...

So we have a Pope who was elected... but with the Old Pope still alive....

The Old Testament God was pretty cut and dried... and CLEAR about his intentions... and the failure of you to follow his guidance was severely punished...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (NgKpN)

120 112. yeah I think a wayward pope can get bounced

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (6bMel)

121 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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what are you talking about? I'm Hands

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (vChNs)

122 AoSHQ Prayer List

rickl- Lung cancer.

redc1c4- General Health. Would like to be healthy enough to look for a j*b.

kbdabear- Mother's dementia.

CaliGirl- Mom's boyfriend Arthur has cancer. --(12/26/17)- The gold digger that is elder abusing a friend of ours and making everyone miserable with ridiculous demand letters has claimed her first victim. I'm sad to report the special needs son of the elderly victim was found dead today. I have no idea how he passed. He was in his 50's and had no health problems.

Hrothgar- Lost Son in accident; (1/6/18 ) I'd appreciate Horde prayers for my grandson and granddaughter, both still very devastated by the loss of their father, and I truly fear for their futures. The grandson is in real emotional distress, but the granddaughter seems to be pulling out of it, but I can't really be sure.

Fenelon Spoke- Healing for my son and ability to pay healthcare bills.

RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes has passed. Prayers for her friends and Family. If you could add her husband Mel, who has Parkinson's and moved into assisted living now without his wife, to the list, I'd appreciate it.

Dr. Strangepork- Friend may have had a stroke.

Bebe's boobs destroy- Former co-worker's four year-old has cancer.

Mindful webworker- Wife's health due to longstanding issues.

ibguy- Sister's brain cancer, (gioblastoma).

pookysgirl- Husband's suicide attempt and mental health.

Jade Sea- Husband's cancer

Moron Pundit- Father-in-law's heart surgery.

junior- Employment

Duke Lowell- Son in need of healing.

Miley- Future employment, big move.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

Booknlass- Relationship with Daughter.

Just wondering- My sister Lisa had a large brain tumor removed, is partly paralyzed and wheel chair bound with memory issues and heart failure - needs prayers for her encouragement and recovery.
Also, our family needs prayers after the recent death of our father, after the passing of our mother last year. We've been through a rough patch.

Lin-duh fell- (1/7/18 ) My husband has been out of work for over 6 months now, has become disheartened with all the rejections, and pretty much given up on looking for a job. His unemployment benefits have run out. He is working on an iOS app that is close to being released so please pray for its successful completion and launch.

Blacksheep- Stage 2 prostate cancer.

Weirddave and Gingy- Gingy's father passing away.

Alexthechick- Father's dementia.

Molly K- Niece killed by elderly driver.

Donna V- Bills to be paid and an alcoholic Brother.

Gushka- Infection after being bitten by her horse. Her friends' mental health after returning from battle.

bergerbuilder- Multiple strokes, out of hospital at end of September.

Chi- Friend's passing, (Lewis), after battle with cancer.

huerfano- Father's recovery from heart failure.

The Oort Cloud- Thalassemia, genetic blood disorder, complicated my hemolytic anemia. "Given" two years by doctor.

Hopped up on Something- Immediate Family member with cancer. Bone pain without opioids, Hospital Policy.

Publius- Father's health. Rheumatoid arthritis, severe pain during flare-ups. Stamina, in general.

Cannibal Bob- Our brother-in-law (my sister's husband) passed away yesterday morning. We are mourning the loss of the gentlest of souls who shared his gift of listening, was a Good Samaritan to any in need and was so close to the earth that you were grounded and at peace just being around him.
-Also, Bob's cousin who just finished chemo has been pronounced in remission. Praise the Lord!
-Our other brother-in-law with the cancer around his heart is doing well with chemo/radiation. We pray that it continues successfully and with few side effects.

Insomniac- 1) That my autoimmune disorder will stay under control. 2) That the work situation I have will continue to come together and grow.

OregonMuse- Shoulder replacement and recovery.

Slapweasel- Father's dementia and Mother's attitude.

Jane D'oh- Son's Best Friend was in a terrible automobile accident. Surgeries and long recovery ahead. (1/9/18 )

Iron Mike Golf- My grandsons. Safety and peace for them. Mrs IMG is scheduled for surgery.

Cheri- Lost Son, (21), in February to hiking accident.

Teresa in Ft. Worth- (2/10/18 ) Our friend Nic is in need of urgent prayers. He has had a few days of setbacks and continues to decline. His lungs are filled with fluid. His situation is critical. His Mom is requesting that all prayer warriors ask for God's intervention. After almost six months in the hospital, everyone is weary. Our God is the God of miracles!

Alf767- Employment. 60 y.o. ex-pilot in aviation industry.

Backwards Boy- B'Gal has Congestive heart failure, COPD, scleroderma and arthritis.

Dang- Esophageal cancer. Starting radiation and chemo week of 11/26/17.

Methos- (12/12/17) Mother has Alzheimers and friend Herb died shortly before Thanksgiving, leaving a wife with unspecified memory issues and three adult children.

LCMS Rulz!- (12/12/17) 1) Advancing dementia in my Mother-in-Law: we're going to have to move her all-too-soon;
2) Praise and Glory be for the near simultaneous cancer healings among three of my in-laws.

Michael the Texan- (12/12/17) Difficult divorce from longtime physically abusive wife. Please pray for my wife, too, as this divorce will leave her with much less financial freedom.

Elisabeth- (12/12/17) Chronic stress from my perpetually low income is worsening my known autoimmune problems and probably some that haven't yet been diagnosed, and I've just started my fifth course of antibiotics for a recurrent sinus infection and nothing I've tried to improve my income situation (finding a better job, asking for a raise, selling my work, finding cheaper housing) has worked. Plus, I need new glasses but can't afford the eye exam.

Redinabluestate- (12/12/17) Prostate cancer. *update* Have had two procedures which have gone well. I am now healing and should know if I'm cancer free in 3 months. Thanks for all the prayers! I'm certain that my positive outcome is due to all the support I've received. The Morons are the best!

Physics Geek- (12/12/17) Both my mother and stepdad (divorced and not together) are suffering from dementia, with my stepfather's case being somewhat further along.

NoLongerInTheBellyoftheBeast- (12/18/17) I need to have prayers added to the list for a friend and cow-orker named Renee who just got diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I could also use prayers for myself. Major joint pain and long term major depression. And prayers for better finances to pay medical bills.

Johnny- (12/19/17) About a year and a half ago my wife divorced me. It was all very civil and amicable. Today she told me (texted me) that she is now engaged. This whole time, I've been torn up and depressed, of course, but, I don't know, maybe I was in denial or something, because when she told me that.. Gah. It's really over. That life that I was so excited about, will never come to pass.

Tone Staple- (12/19/17) For a relative with Pick's Disease, and for his family. Pick's Disease is a form of dementia that starts with gradual loss of language.

Arch Stanton- (12/19/17) My dad is recovering from having a pacemaker put in, and battling COPD.

Captain Whitebread- (12/19/17) I've had to go to the local hospital ER a couple of times since heart surgery because I was concerned I might be having more heart trouble. I didn't, but since I didn't have insurance, the bill was huge. I tried paying a little every month, but sometimes I missed because money is really tight.
Monday, I was served with a court summons. The collection agency working for the hospital is taking me to court. I owe $4500. I have no way of paying in full. I have to appear in court with the next 35 days.
All I am asking from the Horde is prayers that a workable solution might be found. I am not asking for money; everyone has done more than enough after my heart surgery and when I almost had my electricity cut off a couple of years ago. I believe that with enough prayer, a way will reveal itself. At this time, I don't know what it is. But I believe there is one.

Ladyl- (12/20/17) My dad is back on Hopice and isn't doing great.

Anonymous- (12/19/17) ...Her family has to leave the R.V. park because her husband lost his job two months ago. He has a job prospect in Texas so he is going after it. There are 7 of them living in a 16 ft. trailer but the children are always clean and happy. She has been driving for Uber just to keep food on the table. She's scared about moving, trying to be normal for the kids, doesn't know what will happen if this job prospect doesn't work out. She's got such a good heart and is trying so hard, right now she feels a little desperate and tired.
Please pray for her and her family. I know how much it helps.

Anonymous- (12/22/17) A dear friend who survived cancer--twice--died unexpectedly Thursday night. Not from cancer. He was one of the kindest, sweetest people I've known. His widow is in shock, and sitting in their house looking at the tree they decorated together, and their gifts to each other under it.

Patrick from Ohio- (12/24/17) Can you add my Sister In Law Denise she suffers from LUPUS like symptoms and nothing is really working.

JQ- (12/26/17) 'Twas an otherwise Merry Christmas, because it might be Dad's last, as he has advanced cancer. Dad (80s) is ambulatory but slowing down...
The reality of Dad's situation hit hard tonight after I got home and my heart is breaking.
Prayers welcome, if you would please.
Thanks, Merry Christmas, and God bless you all.

Jim, Sunk New Dawn- (12/26/17) From a rather chilly Orlando, FL. 89 y/o Step Mom in deteriorating health. One way trip, and a contest as to what gets her first. Water around enlarged heart, or OldTimers.
Looks like I'll have to make a hasty long term TDY to Orlando, for however long time is left.

DaninMN- (1/8/18 ) Daughter came home from NICU and met her 19 Month old Sister.

mpfs- (1/1/18 ) Mom was taken by ambulance yesterday afternoon to the hospital. Possible stroke. When they took her sugar last night it was... 759. Even the neurologist did a double take.

Catman- (1/2/18 ) My dad died tonight.... Please prayers.

Ron- (1/2/18 ) Please pray for the family of Zack Parrish, the Douglas County Sheriff's
Deputy who was slaughtered in an ambush in Highlands Ranch, CO on December
30. He was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Zack was 29. Please pray for his
wife Gracie and the two little daughters he left.

rocketeer67- (1/2/18 ) Praying for strength to get through a totally unexpected, unforeseen and unwanted divorce from my wife of 20 years. Praying for understanding as to why she has asked for it. Prayers that her eyes would be opened to the hurt that this is causing everyone around her, even if we're all trying to accept it (with varying degrees of sucess moment by moment) with dignity, grace, and love. Most importantly, prayers for our young children, who while appearing to be bearing it better than expected are clearly (at least to me) not themselves.


AllenG- (1/9/18 ) None of my normal pith tonight. I desperately covet the prayers of the Horde.
The 9 yr old son of one of my old HS/Church youth group friends wouldn't wake up this morning. They took him to the ER and an MRI found a mass in his brain. A first surgery to remove it was only partially successful, he still hasn't woken up, and he's been back I surgery for the lady couple of hours.
His name is Brody Nelson. I grew up with his mom, Courtney. They and their family could really use a miracle right about now...

Gabe- (1/9/18 ) I have a couple of good friends, Patrick Porter and Barbie Turner who are both battling cancer. A petition to the almighty by the horde would be huge IMO.

Commander Cobra- (1/9/18 ) Prayers for active Service Members and those who have served.

sulla- (1/9/18 ) I'd ask to have my mother and sister-in-law added. My mother broke her shoulder this week, and my sister-in-law is recovering from a liver/kidney transplant.

Fox2!- (1/14/18 ) Please add a friend to the list. She is out of the hospital and in rehab.

jeannebodine- (1/14/18 ) feeling particularly low right now in this brutal winter. My 68-year old husband suffers from Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease and he is deteriorating rapidly.
We have no family around us and friends are thin on the ground, even though we always had many friends throughout our lives. Even close friends have disappeared.
It sure is a different world out there than the one I grew up in. Prayers would be so appreciated for my husband and for me, a full-time spouse caregiver.
Thank you so much. Prayers for you and the Horde from my end.

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing- Job issues; (1/16/18 ) A friend's wife of barely 2 years was killed by a train. No word on whether it was an accident or suicide. Prayers for him and his daughters.

Nathan- (1/16/18 ) Kitsapbass (and family) homeless. Long story short. Wife's ex husband has custody of elder two kids, goes to jail. We move in because state is mandating parent must be in residence, requiring us to break lease. Ex-husband kicks all (including kids he has custody of) out of house because he is upset that we are in the house (even though he knew all this was required by state).

Kim Jong-nun- (1/16/18 ) Please pray for the complete recovery of Wayne DuPree's sister who has the most virulent form of breast cancer.

Northernlurker- Wife has passed, (1/17/18 ).

Czarkazm- (1/17/18 ) We are grateful to God for taking care of our daughter in her first semester at college while earning a 4.0 GPA.

thathalfrican- (1/19/18 ) My mother for healing from her cancer and weight gain. My father for having the weight of the world on his shoulders. My siblings for being so young and having to endure all this. My wife for a safe finish to her pregnancy and delivery of our child.
Some good fortune for my family would be helpful heh.

MISH McConnell- (1/23/18 ) If you would Ad Me My Family as a Sister of mine has Brest Cancer has to have a Masectomy on Feb. 6th

s738226- (1/24/18 ) Hi, been a daily reader for like 13 years and would request prayer for my renal failure/dialysis and transplant evaluation. Also please for my family and friends, my ten year old daughter, all the nurses and techs at my dialysis clinic, and everyone in the medical community who helps those in need. I have been immensely blessed but would appreciate the moron's kicking in some intercessions on my behalf.

THORAXtheIMP- (1/27/18 ) My friend, and brother through combat, Kevin Krouse took his own life on Tuesday (I only found out last night). I served in the Marines with him for 3 years. I would ask that you post his name on the prayer list so that God might let his family know they are not alone and there are those who grieve with them.

Katja- (1/29/18 ) I can't say anything too specific about my request, just that I'd ask for prayers for a young man, still a teenager, whom I'll call "A", who is battling depression and suicidal tendencies and continually pulling away from the people who care most about him.

SteveOReno- (1/30/18 ) I haven't reached out before but I have a prayer request for my Son, OReno, Jr. He is newly sober (about 90 days), clean from drugs and alcohol. He is still struggling with the burden of Bipolar I Disorder. He had a psychotic break in 2016, but is compliant with taking his prescribed medicine. He is trying to stay sober and finish his last two terms of College for a degree in Economics. He needs prayers for strength and to make the right choices and renewed faith in God.

Texican(ette)- (1/30/18 ) Please pray for my sister-in-law who needs to divorce her alcoholic husband. An overabundance of hope from her good heart has kept her from doing it, but he has said he won't stop drinking and even her son told her to divorce him. I told her: what would you advise your best friend? Go thou and do likewise.

barbarausa- (1/31/18 ) Son left rehab, texted girlfriend he was "in the woods", then turned off his phone. There isn't a lot we can do but what we've already done, other than pray.
I know there are some major prayer warriors on here, and would be most humbly grateful if you'd send some up for him.

notsothoraeu- (2/2/18 ) Our friend George passed away last night. Please thank everyone for their prayers.

Cheriebebe- (2/4/18 ) Hello,
I would like to ask for prayers for myself please.
I had been having worsening breathing. The little voice in my head said; 'this isn't right, let's get to the Dr.'' They thought I had CHF and maybe pneumonia. The hospital was FULL so no admission, fine, I was managing. They did a thoracentisis to drain fluid from my right lung as it really wasn't CHF and pneumonia. Somehow the initial results were a nothing-burger, but when I got in to see the pulmonary Dr. the results showed metastatic cancer. I'm completely blown away. This is a recurrence of breast cancer that I had battled 7 yrs ago. Please pray for my husband and myself as this is a mortal blow.
I'm only 53 and I am simply terrified. *Thank you*

Deplorable Lady with two Deplorable Cats- (2/4/18 ) Please ask prayers for my long time friend, Stephanie. For the past four years of so she was the sole caretaker of her husband, who was slowly slipping into dementia. Ray passed just a couple days before Christmas. About ten days later, Steph was in the hospital for a few days because of a huge blood clot in her right leg. They were still working on that when she returned to the hospital because of a nasty abcess in her colon. They cut it out, but she has to go back for a resection of her colon in a few weeks to eliminate future problems.
(2/15/18 ) My oldest son's best friend, who practically grew up in my house, had Hodgkins ten years ago and beat it. His latest scan was yesterday, and the Hodgkins is back. Jason has a wife and a set of fourteen year old twins. He's terrified and needs as many prayers and good wishes as possible.

auscolpyr- (2/6/18 )- My daughter is an IDD and on the spectrum. Her violent behaviors require her to live at an ICF at which she has improved but still has occasional outbursts in which she wants to be with me. I love her and want her to understand that where she is at is best for her. I pray for her understanding and a ceasing of her negative behaviors before anything escalates.

Mrs. Leggy- (2/7/18 ) One of my fifth grade students, named Michael, has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be having surgery this Thursday, 2/8/18. We won't know how bad it is until the docs can attempt to remove and biopsy the tumor. I will update this when I know more.

USNtakim- (2/7/18 ) My wife (Jkim) has been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) A progressive chronic arthritis mainly affecting her pelvis and lower back (for now). Her hips knees elbows hands and feet are also involved. She is going to start injecting Humira . Pray for the easing of her pain, success in stopping the progression without side effects and peace for her and me. I have Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) there is no treatment or any cures. I am disabled and lean on her (literally) for so much. Having two chronic progressive conditions is a burden we never counted on. Pray for us.

Curmudgeon- (2/7/18 ) My mother has been mostly bedridden, half paralyzed, and unable to speak since a catastrophic stroke on February 23, 2015. Please pray for her
peaceful departure, since recovery now appears impossible.

Bildo- (2/7/18 )
I almost asked you to pray for my family recently and didn't but if it wouldn't be too much to ask; would you include my joyous thanks for God for answering us and saving me, my mom, my two younger brothers, plus my recently deceased twin brother's children from the financial ruin we were facing by sending a godly man to purchase part of our farm?

Jewells- (2/7/18 ) I hate complaining, so many have way worse problems than I do but my pain level has really gone up several notches with my arthritis affecting my back, knees and foot. I can't walk without a limp anymore. I'm only 29 going on 63 but I feel like I'm 90. My quality of life is shit and I'm battling depression over this and other crappy stuff going on in my life. Just some prayers for strength and some easing of the pain would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Ladyl- (2/7/18 ) Prayer requested for a friend whose two adult daughters are both gravely ill with different illnesses. One has type I diabetes, lupus and kidney failure. She has been on transplant lists for five years. The other, the mother of four boys seven and under, was just diagnosed with cancer of the spine.

garagelogician- (2/21/18 ) I am asking for prayers for my wife and I as we undergo another attempt at IUI to have a child. My wife is 39 years old and has problems ovulating naturally, my counts are on the low side as well. We just did the insemination yesterday, so now we have to wait for 2 weeks to see if we can get pregnant.
This is likely our last try at IUI. Next step would be IVF (at over $35k a pop) or adoption (also likely well over $30k). We had an ectopic pregnancy a year ago, and several other failed attempts over the last 18 months.

hogmartin- (2/24/18 ) feel awfully presumptuous in asking - some people have real problems, after all - but it sure would be nice if this job opportunity works out.
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Please contact me through email, homemadegravy71 at the hooya, as I cannot be around for many of the posts in most threads. Feel free to copy and paste others' prayer requests and send them to me.

If I can post in your "voice", I'd like it better. It personalizes the prayer, instead of my shorthand.

I'd also like to pray for the people who aren't on this list. For those who don't choose to publicize their trials and maladies, I understand. You won't suffer in silence. A candle will be lit in your name.

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:

http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm

Corrections, additions and updates can be sent to the email in my nic.

Be as specific or as vague as you need. Anonymity is, of course, welcome.

-This list will be posted nearly every Sunday, as close to Noon as possible.

Let us console others, O Lord.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (Ckg4U)

123 Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

I hate that kind of thing. Despise it with tooth gritting fury. Its a horrific attack and insult at best upon everyone else in the world. WE are loving and kind, not like the REST of you!

Like stores that say they welcome everyone no matter who they are. Well no kidding, you're a business, you'll take anyone's money. There's a house not far from me with a sign that says they welcome all neighbors no matter where they come from. Just you? You're claiming that the rest of the entire neighborhood, nay, the city, is filled with hateful racist that hate all others?

People like that need a fist in the face.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+)

124 No, I'M Hands.

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)

125 My darling WeaselWoman was a devout Catholic until about 15 years ago when the Church's BS became too much for her to tolerate (and she tolerates ME which should indicate her capacity for BS) so she bailed and transferred to the Methodist Church.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)

126 21 What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)

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what are you talking about? I'm Hands
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:27 PM (vChNs)

Yeah but in what dimension? Are you the evil twin of Hands?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (70cRb)

127 The road to the Barrel is paved with good intentions.

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (qJtVm)

128 aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

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Martin made a mean casserole back in the day. When he wasn't tossing books out of the Bible.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (vChNs)

129 Do Sen.Killagram of NY next

Posted by: vivi at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (11H2y)

130 Brain teaser: Name a commandment Little Dickie hasn't broken. Or a constitutional clause.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (+y/Ru)

131 No, I'M Hands.
Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)


Pfft. HandsY, maybe.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (y87Qq)

132 I love it when Catholics act like real Catholics. Gives me hope and highlights the hypocrisy of the fake Catholics.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (/A+Cl)

133 It really was inevitable that repeatedly tagging underline in a post would result in at least one tag not being closed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (39g3+)

134 Shut up!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sHand'sDildo at February 25, 2018 12:30 PM (wYseH)

135 All that and I leave an underline open... lol.

God sure has a sense of humor.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (Ckg4U)

136 Dick should be shunned as well..

Angry lesbian wymynz authors everywhere agree.

Posted by: Hands


I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.

Yeah, I know. Phrasing.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (GckyN)

137 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

138 Deep down, are we not all really Hands?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (39g3+)

139 I think to be sure all the ettes should show us their boobs.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (70cRb)

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wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Bush 41 at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (vChNs)

140 I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.


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That sicko needs to consult a priest.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

141 Methodist Church.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)


How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/A+Cl)

142 As a palate cleanser, I offer the oldie but goodie, Lutheran Airlines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0-W-OLT6nw

Meals are potlucks. Bring hotdish!

Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (qJtVm)

143
Lol... Thanks for the support. What do you drive on Weasel acres?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:26 PM (70cRb)
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You mean for a car? My regular vehicle is a BMW, but my land broker politely suggested I get a truck, so I bought a used F150. I don't look like a total Yankee that way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (Sfs6o)

144 Can we be sure that we're all still the same 'rons and 'ettes that our nics say we are? What if the magick stomp scrambled our identities?

What if I'm actually JackStraw or ScoggDogg or All Hail Eris, and only think I'm still Hands?

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (EzdLW)


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So what you're saying is you think our identities are scrambled?

Posted by: the Eggman at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/qEW2)

145 "The road to the Barrel is paved with good intentions."
-Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (qJtVm)

That's why I have Save Tags in my sock. I've been to the barrel twice before.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (Ckg4U)

146 According to wikipedia, Illinois is 28% Catholic. But how many care, and will they remember when his term is up?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

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No, they won't, and if they do listen to the Catholic Church on political matters, they'll find 10-1 against Republicans on nonsense like immigration, gun control, capital punishment, social services, etc that gives liberal Catholics "cover" to vote Democrat and support things like abortion and gay marriage.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (uc45P)

147 Bwahahahahahaha!

Posted by: The Hands of David Lynch at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (EzdLW)

148 Thank you, hogmartin. I greatly appreciate it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (Ckg4U)

149 "Hate Has No Home Here"

I wonder what would happen if I walked into the home of someone that has that sign, just to use the toilet. Maybe help myself to a fun size snickers bar as I'm going back out the door.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (8ikIW)

150 "Hate Has No Home Here"*

*NRA, heterosexuals, white males, and our special Hate Target of the Week! excluded.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (+y/Ru)

151 How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?

"I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers...
and Methodists!!!"
--Hedley Lamarr

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (39g3+)

152 141 Methodist Church.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (Sfs6o)

How in the world does she tolerate Methodist BS?
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (/A+Cl)
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Fair question. As I mentioned, she has an incredible capacity for finding the good any anything.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)

153 Duke Lowell- Son in need of healing.

Miley- Future employment, big move.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

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read them carefully. we're not always praying 'for' these things.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (vChNs)

154 "Hate Has No Home Here"

I wonder what would happen if I walked into the home of someone that has that sign, just to use the toilet. Maybe help myself to a fun size snickers bar as I'm going back out the door.
Posted by: Bruce

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Leave an upper decker.

There's a house not too far from me with multiple "hate has no home here" signs in their law, also written in Arabic.

I'm sure these white liberals will be spared if Muslims go on some Jihad in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Apache at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (uc45P)

155
wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: Bush 41 at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM



Oh sure, easy for you to say, Mr "David Copafeel"

Posted by: hospice nurse at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (EzdLW)

156 --Hedley Lamarr
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:34 PM (39g3+)

He was ahead of the curve.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

157 Ultimately we pray for comfort, wisdom, strength, and God's will to be done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (39g3+)

158 my friend told me there's all these YTs of the sun dancing and spinning. That's me of the manifestations that occurred at Fatima 100 years ago. What does it mean? Who knows. I do know the population now includes a significant membership of sociopathic antichrists. The tweet by that commie clown who said Billy Graham is burning in hell proves it.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (6bMel)

159 Back to reading. We have maybe two hours of gloomlight left.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Gamestress of Triskelion at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (qJtVm)

160 Oddly enough, my neighborhood (30-40% Hispanic of one type or another) is not Catholic. The only Catholics are the oldsters, and only one is conventionally religious.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:36 PM (MIKMs)

161 Looks like the WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION due to the speed of the bullet is going to be the next talking point to grab guns. Color me surprised!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (rdl6o)

162 124 No, I'M Hands.
Posted by: All Hail Hands, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:28 PM (qJtVm)

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I'M HANDSACUS!

Posted by: totally not buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (vChNs)

163 Thank you, hogmartin. I greatly appreciate it.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (Ckg4U)


No worries, mate.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (y87Qq)

164 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)
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I think all we 'ettes dated you at some point.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Ty7G4)

165 "Hate Has No Home Here"*

My sign says-
Hate has no home here, but vengeance has a master suite.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (aMlLZ)

166 ONE of the manifestations

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (6bMel)

167 fun size snickers bar

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Is that the one the size of a king size mattress?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (+y/Ru)

168 140 I read that as "stunned" and was going to suggest a Fish Whacker.


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That sicko needs to consult a priest.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)

Fish Whacker. Is that like Mackerel Snapper?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

169 So, where are we on this boob thing?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

170 Hmm, let's see here...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go F*ck Themselves at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (ks6bw)

171 Yes but what does his Imam say? Durka Durka Jihad. (I quote from memory)

Posted by: Regular joe at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (7PllL)

172 What would Friedrich Engels do?

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:38 PM (Tyii7)

173 Looks like I got company in the barrel. red or white, Ace ?

Posted by: SHEP at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (VWsDy)

174 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (39g3+)

175 Maybe this is better.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (ks6bw)

176 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

And only to be had as you unwrap some more fun

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (8ikIW)

177 I think all we 'ettes dated you at some point.

Posted by: bluebell


Oh sure, miss "nobody makes passes at girls with glasses"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)

178 It's about fucking time. Now do Pelosi, and every other nominally 'Catholic' abortion crusader.

Posted by: Apostate at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (7d/38)

179 Catholics are a big cohort and there are a lot of varieties.

Collectively, their political center of gravity is always close to that of the entire electorate.

It can pay to pick off sub-segments on wedge issues. Works both ways.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (pV/54)

180 I suspect most of us have been accused of being all hands.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:31 PM (ks6bw)


No chick could ever say that with me. I was always a true gentleman, believe it or not. That was mom's teachings.

Once I got the green light, then I switched on Dad's teachings. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (aMlLZ)

181

Manos: The Hands of Fate: Amateurs

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (SiINZ)

182 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:39 PM (39g3+)


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It's how my friends and I always referred to cute short girls.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (ks6bw)

183 Maybe this is better.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell

You forgot the harm PDT in some way also

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (8ikIW)

184 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)


Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)

185 I'm sure Dick "Dick" Durbin still thinks he's as "devout a Catholic as Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry. And he'd probably be right.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (O5Q3r)

186 The landlord from THREES COMPANY is getting an abortion...who knew!

Posted by: saf at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (cS/ge)

187 174 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

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That's why i had 'fun sze' tattooed on me pecker.

Posted by: Harry Reed at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (vChNs)

188 Fair question. As I mentioned, she has an incredible capacity for finding the good any anything.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)


She sounds very sweet.

In my experience, modern Methodist churches promote Marxism and just ignore parts of God's Word that they don't like.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (/A+Cl)

189 Went to the range this morning with my shooting buddy, who may actually have less good sense than I do, and tested out his new Uzi. It's quite a bit of fun, but goes through ammo pretty quickly. As you would expect, the 9mm has much less muzzle flip in full auto than an M-16.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (Sfs6o)

190 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

And too much leads to the diabeetus.

Posted by: W. Brimley at February 25, 2018 12:42 PM (oVJmc)

191 Fun size candy bars are a good way to introduce kids to the concept that fun is very limited and smaller than you think.

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Like constitutional rights.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

192 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)

193 179 Catholics are a big cohort and there are a lot of varieties.

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If my fellow Catholics could vote en masse (get it?) for life, there wouldn't be a single babykiller in congress. makes me sadz

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (vChNs)

194 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)


I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

195 Oh sure, miss "nobody makes passes at girls with glasses"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:40 PM (39g3+)
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I got contacts.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:44 PM (Ty7G4)

196 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (Sfs6o)

197 If my fellow Catholics could vote en masse (get it?) for life, there wouldn't be a single babykiller in congress. makes me sadz
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (vChNs)
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Me too, Buzzsaw, me too.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (Ty7G4)

198 question for Jewish morons: is the mezuzah a descendant of lamb blood over the doorpost?

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (6bMel)

199 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

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We were talking about religion and prayer requests! Honest!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (ks6bw)

200 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)


Well, the fastest bullet automatically wins the gun race. It's just common sense.

https://tinyurl.com/yaeq9sfh

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)

201 >>> 194 So, where are we on this boob thing?
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:37 PM (Sfs6o)

Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that I'm in favor of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:41 PM (y87Qq)


I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

HA!

BeerBoobs are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

-- Stuff Ben Franklin said

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (0ReGO)

202 Not for long, Weasel - heading out to Mass in a few minutes. Go back to your wicked ways!

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Ty7G4)

203 192 Bullets need common sense speed limits.

Less than the speed of sound. So that school kids can take evasive action.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (pV/54)

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heard a radio caller this morning who had a great idea. put computer chips in EVERY bullet so they can be tracked from store to customer to murder victim! Jeanius!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (vChNs)

204 Yay! We've got permission!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Hate Has No Home Here and the NRA and Gun Owners Can Go to Hell at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (ks6bw)

205 This thread is a train wreck and I blame the Protestants.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (bJ0w+)

206 Right to lifers would do better framing the question as when does infanticide begin then when does life begin. Many Catholics would move on this.

Political center I believe is for limiting abortion to the first few months. Like France.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 12:47 PM (pV/54)

207 Passed by a Lutheran church and they had a big snowman figure with a rainbow and "Hate Has No Home Here" or some such.

Firstly, nobody ever thinks a church is a hotbed of hate, and secondly, aren't Lutherans the staid covered dish types and not virtue-signalers?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:23 PM (qJtVm)


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Only LCMS and WELS could be considered orthodox. ELCA is really out there. For example, herchurch.org.

Posted by: the Eggman at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (/qEW2)

208 202 Not for long, Weasel - heading out to Mass in a few minutes. Go back to your wicked ways!

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Ty7G4)
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Maybe you can say a few good words for me while you are there!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (Sfs6o)

209 In the past, the left has been all about gun control of pistols: pistols were evil, pistols had no use but killing, you can't hunt with pistols we have to ban pistols. They claimed to be okay with rifles, because hunting and hard to conceal.

Now suddenly its rifles: rifles are evil, they have fast bullets and look how scary they seem, we must ban rifles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:48 PM (39g3+)

210 199 Cool it guys! bluebell is here!

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ixnay onway ethay oobbay alktay orway e'llway allway etgay orkspay ankedshay

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (vChNs)

211 United Church of Christ took over the Congregationalists, Methodists, and all others. I think the Baptists are still independent and some Lutherans.

Good grief, what a load of pap.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

212 buzzy and bluebell only about 25% of Catholics are observant. We're a lmg way from the Bells of St. Mary and Bishop Sheen's TV show.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (6bMel)

213 O/T, but we're past 100 and I've got to vent a tad.

Had a slight "men's issue" that caused me enough concern / discomfort that I decided to call my doctor for an appt.

I've gone to this group practice since 1980

I am told that since I haven't been in to see my primary care physician in over three years, I'm not considered a client anymore.

AND TO GO TO A DOC-IN-BOX OR THE ER!

Now I see specialists in this group practice ever six months for skin cancer check ups.

These caring, compassionate folks wouldn't see me or even try to accomodate me in a time of need, because of some arbitrary and capricious administrative dictat.

I had to call a friend, who runs a concierge practice, and hope that she could work some magic. Fortunately she was able to get me an appointment an hour later with a specialist, who did a full history / work up, lab tests, and examination.

TO MY FORMER MEDICAL GROUP...WAS THAT SO FUCKING HARD TO DO, ASSHOLES.

My father was a doctor, as are various of my aunts and uncles, they would never have left a patient in the lurch...NEVER.

GRRRR...I've never felt so betrayed in my life.

End rant...


Posted by: browndog at February 25, 2018 12:49 PM (bGMOs)

214 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

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with 2 hands

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (vChNs)

215 If you teach a man to fish, you ruin the narrative.

Posted by: Pope Frankie at February 25, 2018 12:50 PM (Tyii7)

216 Blame the train wreck on the Christmas and Easter Catholics.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (89T5c)

217 I'll go farther, they are living proof that god is male.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 12:43 PM (aMlLZ)

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with 2 hands
Posted by: Buzzsaw90

And "elevator eyes" is a genetic normality with males

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (8ikIW)

218 question for Jewish morons: is the mezuzah a descendant of lamb blood over the doorpost?
Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (6bMel)


There's probably a relation, but I always thought it was because of Deuteronomy 6:9. Part of the English bit that accompanies the readings in most prayer books I've used includes the "write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates" bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (y87Qq)

219 OT: Just saw the pig snouted Hogg kid's face again. Sick of the childrens' crusade.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:51 PM (5gaNQ)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-25-2018

Library of f6f - 525.jpgLibrary of Moron Lurker 'f6f'



Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which were probably designed and submitted to a fashion show by a master-class troll. I feel sorry for the guy who's modelling them, and hope he's well-paid.


Pic Note

If you click on the library photo for the full version of the entire bookcase and browse around, you will see:

1. A couple of interesting-looking timepieces
2. Several of what I believe are engines for model airplanes
3. A bottle of hot sauce.
4. Books

Yeah, that's a Moron library, alright.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

OXYPHONIA is a sharp or shrill way of speaking.

Usage: After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been.

The Wynderfyl Wyrld of Wymyn

Last week, I put up a tweet from a pinched-face scoldy prude posting from the Penguin Books account lamenting women reading books from dead white males. She (I assume it was a 'she') linked to an article entitled Danielle Lazarin Recommends 6 Must-Reads By Women, For Women, and even though I have never heard of Danielle Lazarin, I thought it might be fun to look at her recommendations:

Up first is All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg which is described as

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.​

This description sounds like every woman in the book publishing business, i.e. middle-aged, neurotic, and lonely. So the insistence that she "defies convention" makes me giggle like a schoolboy who has just hidden a frog in the desk of the girl next to me. If this woman really "defied convention", she'd be a husband-loving, church-going housewife with 3 children.

Next up is On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Bliss:

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear-fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.

In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body.

Do women actually enjoy reading this sort of stuff? To me, this is like listening to someone ask one of those 'If you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be?' type questions and then run her mouth for 200 pages. I simply don't have any patience for it, but then again, I'm not the author's target audience.

And naturally any list of "must reads for women" has got to do some cheerleading for abortion. This role is filled by The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan. Lazarin comments:

It’s a thrill to read about women literally taking power away from men who had exploited other women, and to witness the change their work created, even as their work was meant to be invisible.

Of course, the questions you're not supposed to ask are, what kind of medical training did abortionists have, and how many pregnant women did they seriously injure or even kill? Also elided are the ethics behind justifying "taking power away from men" by killing another human being.

One Amazon reviewer has a different take on it than Lazarin's "yay for wymyn!" angle:

Though clearly romanticized and seen through the rose-colored glasses of hindsight, The Story of Jane tells a tale of women running a criminal abortion syndicate for ideological rather than financial motives. The author's treatment of Harvey Karman (whom she identifies as "Jordan Bennett") overlooks the less savory aspects of his career, such as his conviction in the death of a woman in a motel-room abortion in Los Angeles, and leaves this reader wondering what else she chooses to gloss over.

I was going to do the other three books on the list, but this has left a bad taste in my mouth. Lazarin is recommending this book for all women, but what about the women who think abortion is wrong, and who think that even though they may have been horribly abused by men, killing an unborn child is worse? The feminists' claim that they speak in the name of "women" is infuriating, because clearly they don't. They say they want to hear women's voices, but apparently not all women's voices, because, the voices of the six books Lazarin is recommending are all marching in rigid ideological lockstep, just like those scripted Parkland kids CNN showed in their 'townhall' meeting. Apparently, only some voices are worth listening to.


Call For Submissions

Lurker Oren tells me he's accepting stories for an uncoming anthology:

[T]his anthology’s theme is “Ye Olde Magick Shoppe.” We’re looking for stories of between 3500-7000 words. To qualify, stories must contain, as a significant plot element, the sale of a magical good or service by someone for whom this is their profession. Naturally, the whole collection will have a bit of a free-market slant to it, but individual stories can go in whatever direction the author prefers. Full details and instructions are here.


Books On the Radio

Lurker Dwight tells me:

The other day I was changing the channel on SiriusXM and wound up on station 143 by accident. It's BYU Radio. I had no idea this even existed. What caught my ear was they were talking about Moby Dick, Day of the Locust, Lolita, and many other books and topics regarding books. It was an extremely well done and I enjoyed it.

I found out the program was called "This'll Take a While" and can be found online at https://www.byuradio.org/show/1f0520e7-c091-448f-a781-c3fa97098ad8/this-ll-take-a-while

While the program covers all sorts of cultural topics, books seem to figure quite a bit on the list of programs. I've only heard a couple of the programs, both were engaging and I plan to check out more.

Dwight discusses the book episodes a bit further on his blog. Most of them look very interesting.


Good To Know:

passive voice test.jpg

So, for example, 'I totaled my car' uses the active voice, but 'My car was totaled' is passive because the sentence 'My car was totaled by zombies' still makes sense.


Moron Recommendations

A lurking moron e-mailed to recommend In the House of Wolves by Michael David Anderson, which he calls a "hellacious spin on the haunted house genre."

It's a different story than MDA's past two novels (Teddy & Wake), but still manages to connect elements of all his work into this new haunted house tale. Like all of Anderson's other work, he has a certain point in this book where he tries to stomp your brain flat. I found this "twist" a little bit thin compared to his other novels, but he still doesn't disappoint.

The ending of the book is like a good season finale for a TV show. You're left going "OH COME ON" because you're going to want more.

According to Amazon, right now the book's on sale for $2.99 for the Kindle edition.

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Books By Morons

Test of Valor is right wing yankee's just-released novella:

Alain de Kerauille wants to be a knight more than anything in the world, to win as many jousting tournaments as he can, become wealthy and famous, and gain the hand of the fair lady Emma. As a squire in a noble household, he’s well on his way to success, and when he’s chosen to joust in a celebratory tournament, all of his dreams seem within his grasp. Until his rivalry with a fellow squire reaches the boiling point, threatening to destroy everything Alain has worked for and send his future crashing down around him.

It's young adult friendly though not specifically geared toward that age group, and is available as an ebook on Amazon for $1.99.

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

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

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1 Hello Book People!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:56 AM (qJtVm)

2 Tolle lege
Still working on Patrick O'Brien's Surgeon's Mate from the Aubrey/ Maturin series. I have to find more time to read.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (aC6Sd)

3 I am currently on a W.E.B. Griffin kick. Did the marine series this past week. I stopped at the last book in the WWII era because the Korea part was disappointing. I am on the army series now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 08:59 AM (mpXpK)

4 Hiya !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (DMET3)

5 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Husband and I have spent two of the last three weekends taking pre-service classes to be foster parents.

The instructor is as good an example of oxyphonia as is the FAB. That, combined with the liberal bias, was almost enough to make us give up.

Posted by: April at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (e8PP1)

6 Nice library f6f! I like the Boy Mechanic series. What's the date on that?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (qJtVm)

7 Billy Mays here to tell you about the amazing power of new OxyPhonia!

Posted by: Billy Mays at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (NWiLs)

8 I read It's Your Move by Larry Rothman. This is the second book in the Lawrence Case series. Case is a LAPD homicide detective. I didn't like this as much as his debut novel, Never Hurt Me, but it still is a good read as Case tries to slove a string of murders of drug dealers while being the prime suspect in the murder of a fellow officer. The ending made me want to read the next in the series, Case Can't Win.

Posted by: Zoltan at February 25, 2018 09:02 AM (T8WeQ)

9 Note to bookworms, if getting new shelves for books look for 5/4" thick shelves. Guess nobody's bookshelf is collapsing but it will make a better case.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:02 AM (aC6Sd)

10 Heard a former Marine and a former Army guy discuss the importance of the slender volume “The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation”, which is apparently on the required reading list. I found an old copy and learned much from the comfort of my couch:

Since the bulk of recruits are no longer found from the sturdy draft horses of farming communities, but rather the guttersnipes and street arabs of the cities*, they simply aren’t conditioned for long hauls with packs on their backs.

“The machine has made warfare more ponderous but has also given it greater velocity. In the other direction there has been no change at all. For it is conspicuous that what the machine has failed to do right up to the present moment is decrease by a single pound the weight the individual has to carry in war. He is still as heavily burdened as the soldier of 1000 years B.C.”

I’d say maybe moreso:

https://mwi.usma.edu/the-overweight-infantryman/

“On the field of battle, man is not only a thinking animal, he is a beast of burden… But unlike the mule, the jeep, or any other carrier, his chief function in war does not begin until the time he delivers the burden to the appointed ground…. his superiors must respect not only his intelligence but also the delicate organization of his nervous system. When they do not do so, they violate the basic principle o war, which is conservation of force.”

*Not his wording

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (qJtVm)

11 Danielle Lazarin sounds like a typical leftwing feminasty. Her "bio" says she's raising her daughters but makes no mention of their father. Seems he's a cipher to her

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (5gaNQ)

12 Alain de Kerauille wants to be a knight more than anything in the world, to win as many jousting tournaments as he can, become wealthy and famous, and gain the hand of the fair lady Emma. As a squire in a noble household, he's well on his way to success, and when he's chosen to joust in a celebratory tournament, all of his dreams seem within his grasp. Until his rivalry with a fellow squire reaches the boiling point, threatening to destroy everything Alain has worked for and send his future crashing down around him.

So, A Knight's Tale then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (NWiLs)

13 Firehorse suggested I post about this book. I read it some time ago, but in cleaning up piles of books found it again:


Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

And yes, the people who wrote it are Christians-and they have a radio ministry "New Life Live" and workshops, but the Christianity is not heavy handed and they have both done years with people getting stuck because of prior abuse and shame.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (8+Ozj)

14 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a wonderful week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:06 AM (V+03K)

15 Note to bookworms, if getting new shelves for books look for 5/4" thick shelves

So, inch and a quarter ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:08 AM (DMET3)

16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

17 16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

1.25" will also do in a pinch.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (NWiLs)

18 14: I certainly have, the suggestion of "How the West Won" was a great one. I also purchased a used copy of "Downfall: the End of the Imperial Japanese Empire", which is next.

Lazarin's book is not on the list. She seems a pretty unpleasant person and I've never been able to separate a person from the artist, but don't consider lefty chicklit art anyway.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:10 AM (5gaNQ)

19 About a month ago, I posted here that I had finished Volume 1 of Shelby Foote's "Civil War". I enjoyed it so much that I bought the full 3-volume series, which runs over 3000 pages. I've finished the series, and can only say that if you like history, do yourself a favor and invest the time and effort to read it. Even after 3k pages, it was bittersweet to come to the end. It was almost like losing a friend. If a new volume was available, I would start it immediately. The writing is superb, and a perfect blend of facts and human interest. (unlike the Olympics, these stories are both interesting and consequential, with people involved in hugely important events). There aren't many books, much less series of books, that maintain this level of quality. Kudos to the late Mr. Foote for what was clearly a labor of love and the labor of a lifetime.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (LAe3v)

20 Thanks for the plug, OM!

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (obZ4W)

21 I picked up a bunch of Agatha Christie novels at a book sale. I've read them all before, but that was back in high school, which was barely 6 years ago. So i figured I'd have some fun with them.

I'm on The Murder of Hazelmoor.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (lwiT4)

22 My book shelves are 3/4" but there is a frontage strip about 1/4 inch thick along the the shelf that makes them more rigid. I have had no problems with sag. I have a cheaper set of book cases that I bought years ago that are only 1/2 inch. I used to keep vinyl albums in them and they do sag.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (mpXpK)

23 I finished LOTR including the appendices. As I've bored you all with, I took my time and savored Tolkien's words and pacing as well as enjoying the story. It really added to my enjoyment of the book even as it added to the time it took to finish it.

Re-read number 53 coming up next autumn.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:11 AM (V+03K)

24 I'm currently reading "The Late Show"
by Michael Connelly


about the midnight shift in a Hollywood precinct.

it's pretty good so far

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (DMET3)

25 Just found "Mud, Blood and Poppycock" by Gordon Corrigan at the used book store in my AO.

Just started it but the author states he will set the record straight on how WW1 was not a "lost" generation and how many of those who had participated actually enjoyed their service and were proud of their part in the war before the marxists got hold of the historical record.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (EoRCO)

26 I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone called "f6f" should have so many books about airplanes.

I have "Mr. Piper and his Cubs". I found it at a used book sale. I haven't read it, alas. I need to avoid used book sales until I read some on the ones I've accumulated.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:12 AM (sdi6R)

27 So, A Knight's Tale then.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (NWiLs)
Believe it or not, I've never seen that movie. Not even clips from it.

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (obZ4W)

28 21: I made a similar find at an auction a year ago. I read a couple of the Poirot books, at first to see how much they differed from the Suchet series, but then because they were fun to read.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (5gaNQ)

29 If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)
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1.25" will also do in a pinch.

Posted by: Insomniac
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Or a board an actual inch thick.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:14 AM (y+SdL)

30
Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (VLuVK)

31 Also got my weekly haul from the library (all praise the library system!).

Heroes and Villains: A Photographic Odyssey into the Fantastic World of Cosplay. Favorites: Hello Kitty/Deadpool mashup, Winnie the Pool (guess), and Trailer Trash Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Oh, and Boba Fetish.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (qJtVm)

32 Finally finished listening to the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo which I downloaded onto a flash drive from LibriVox.

My favorite novel of all time, the reader, David Clarke, did a fantastic job and now I have moved on to Mr. Clarke's other LibriVox effort:

Every single Sherlock Holmes story by Sir A. Conan Doyle. Absolutely wonderful readings.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (GckyN)

33 Y'all have fun. I am off to Church and to pick up some fresh caught bluefin tuna from my cousin. It's gonna be a good day.

Posted by: no good deed at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (eIQHF)

34 So 1/2 inch particle board is right out then, and 'tis true. Fully loaded shelves have a noticeable sag, but it was the little plastic pins that broke.

Replace with steel pins from
http://www.widgetco.com/shelf-pins

Thanks to another Moron who told me about them.
I have extra in case you only need fifty or so.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (roQNm)

35 Read 'The Lonely Ships: The Life and Death of the Asiatic Fleet' by Edwin P. Hoyt.

An outstanding history of the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet from it's beginning during the 1850s through the Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, Phillippine Insurrection, the Yangtze River Patrol, the China troubles during the 20s and 30s between the Nationalists, Commies, Warloads, and the Japanese. Finally it's death in March 1942.

From the book's ending; As Admiral King put it, theirs is the story of a 'magnificent display of human courage under impossible conditions.' Let that be the fleet's requiem.

Some head music.

The Grease Arrestor-Come Together
https://youtu.be/fIQac1nTSHI

Ravel-Bolero: London Symphony Orchestra
https://youtu.be/dZDiaRZy0Ak

Social Distortion-Bad Luck
https://youtu.be/RPaulRvn6xM

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (+ufX6)

36
If I were a flower, I would like to be a-

Venus Flytrap!


Cuz who doesn't like a nice crunchy fly every once in a while.

Posted by: naturalfake Renfield at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (9q7Dl)

37 P-47 top right ?

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (EcEWt)

38 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

39 Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.


Posted by: Hadrian


Hadrian: Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs. H

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 09:17 AM (DMET3)

40 I know this is cheating, but I've been known to position tall, little-used hardcovers in the middle of shelves to brace the shelves above them.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:17 AM (y+SdL)

41 "As Admiral King put it..."

I read that as "Admiral Kang".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (qJtVm)

42
Yeah, some way to spend your anniversary. But thanks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (VLuVK)

43 While poking around a local Goodwill store this week, I found the book, "Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook" by Lynne Tolley & Pat Mitchamore, for 99 cents. It looked to be brand new, although the publishing data shows it was originally written in the early 1980's.

Interspersed with the recipes are old photos, and stories about the south generally and Tennessee in particular, as regards the growing, harvesting, cooking and eating of food.

As they say, the past is a foreign country. But in the early 1980's the early part of the 20th century was closer to us than the early part of the 21st century is to us now.

Posted by: Boots at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (EBwPV)

44 39
Freezing my butt off at a dog show. Rain, wind and a dirt arena make a bad combination for keeping a dog clean.


Serves ya right for making me come to this poncy dog show. My butt is nice and warm, though, because I can lick it. Sucks to be you.

Posted by: Hadrian's dog at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (LAe3v)

45 19 ... pep,

I totally agree with your assessment of The Civil War. I' re-read it a couple of times and splurged on the hardcover edition. Also, I've given some copies as gifts over the years.

There are a bunch of Youtube videos of Shelby Foote doing interviews and such. He was an interesting, opinionated (fine by me) and gracious man. And that deep drawl is wonderful.

Years ago, the magazine "The Paris Review" did a long interview with Foote. I'm sure the piece is available online.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (V+03K)

46
Ouch.

One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (2FqvZ)

47 Good morning, Horde of the book.

I finished "Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time" by Patrick Dawson, a very readable explanation of why you should put aside certain types of beers, but not other types which have to be drinken fresh, to have flavors develop. It's as good of a reference on this as I can imagine and it will be consulted often in the future.

As a fortuitous coincidence, two lesbian dog walking friends will be relocating elsewhere shortly and one of them, a tall muscular Amazon, gave me about a case of assorted craft brews as she cleared out her beer fridge. Included in the stash was a nine year old Belgian style dark ale from The Bruery in California. I have no idea what it tasted like fresh but it was great now. As much as I enjoyed it, Teddy will miss their dogs and I'll miss them.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (y7DUB)

48 Finally finished listening to the unabridged version
of The Count of Monte Cristo which I downloaded onto a flash drive from
LibriVox.



My favorite novel of all time, the reader, David Clarke, did a
fantastic job and now I have moved on to Mr. Clarke's other LibriVox
effort:



Every single Sherlock Holmes story by Sir A. Conan Doyle. Absolutely wonderful readings.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (GckyN)

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my all-time favorite books. I've never tried listening to it, though. Maybe now that I know the story pretty well, I'll give it a go- my usual reason for not listening to books is that it takes so long that by the time I get to the end, I forget what happened at the beginning.

Posted by: right wing yankee at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (obZ4W)

49 Back when I was a poor ex-student, I built my own bookshelves. I drilled 3 holes across the back, and put shelf pins in them. Voila, no sag.

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (LAe3v)

50 P-47 top right ?
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (EcEWt)

I think it's a Hellcat.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

51 We use glass and chrome shelving for our books. We have a two-tier on each end, with two three-tiers in between. No sagging. They are reasonable on Amazon. About $30 for the two-tier. It gives a nice clean look.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (lwiT4)

52 46: Good! The adults need to take charge of this situation and focus attention on what really went wrong, not on the left wing fantasy version

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 09:21 AM (5gaNQ)

53 f6f,

You have some neat reads, and hot sauce too!

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:22 AM (+ufX6)

54 f6f (or should we call you hellcat?),

Thanks for sharing library pic.
Obviously the model is designed to fly as prop looks functional vs. scale. (& of course motors are huge clue)

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at February 25, 2018 09:23 AM (vFHFh)

55
I think it's a Hellcat.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

F6F shoulda been a clue ha

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:24 AM (EcEWt)

56 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)

57 46
Ouch.

One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:19 AM (2FqvZ)

As well he should. Also, Sheriff's Deputy, not a guard. I'm saying this not out of pedantry but because some people have expressed the mistaken notion he was a security guard/rent-a-cop. He was not, and it makes a huge difference.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

58 Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

And yes, the people who wrote it are Christians-and they have a radio ministry "New Life Live" and workshops, but the Christianity is not heavy handed and they have both done years with people getting stuck because of prior abuse and shame.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Just read the reviews -- looks like a good one. Thanks for the tip!

One of my (perhaps related) favorites is "How to Stop Worrying" by Dale Carnegie.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (y+SdL)

59 55
I think it's a Hellcat.....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 09:20 AM (EoRCO)

F6F shoulda been a clue ha
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 09:24 AM (EcEWt)


It's a flying model, from the looks of the propellor.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:27 AM (sdi6R)

60 As a fortuitous coincidence, two lesbian dog walking friends

So even dogs are lesbians now? Geez.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:27 AM (NWiLs)

61 This week I finished The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews, which was just released. Some other horde members have mentioned this series in the book thread, so I thought there was some general interest and that I would share my review:

The Kremlin's Candidate is the third and reportedly final installment in the Red Sparrow trilogy. I thought the first book, Red Sparrow, was one of the best espionage thrillers written since the end of the Cold War. The second book was a big disappointment, with all of the elements that had seemed fresh and new in the first book regurgitated in a formulaic manner. So I wasn't sure if it was worth reading the third book. As it turned out, it was.

The third book's scheduled publication date was pushed back by more than a year from what was originally announced. This is slightly informed speculation on my part, but based on teaser information about the release, which changed over time, I believe the author effectively finished writing this book before the 2016 Presidential election, believing he could count on Hillary winning the election and writing President Hillary into the plot. Oops!

Now, more than a year after the election, the book has finally been published with a plot that involves a naive, liberal President who is hostile to the CIA, particularly the Directorate of Operations. This is an important plot point without which the entire story line would have had to been rewritten almost from scratch. This fictional President is male and in year five of his term in office, following reelection. All other time references are fully up to date, including Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Obama's sixth year in office. Although all modern Presidents through Bush 43 are referenced by name, the fictional incumbent President is not, but he certainly sounds like a lot like Obama.

I have to agree that no amount of rewriting was going to be able to plausibly transform the Trump administration into what a Hillary administration would have looked like. Faced with the conflict between this impossibility and the daunting alternative of a near total rewrite, the author and/or publishers seem to have compromised on a more modest rewrite with a nameless, time-shifted Obama clone standing in for Hillary, who will never be President (this never gets old).

With that caveat, the book itself is quite fresh and up to date. The author's writing of modern tradecraft is his signature and continues to be best in class. There are not as many good plot twists or as masterful writing as in John le Carre or Len Deighton, but there is plenty of action and the pace moves along briskly. The author already has a major movie deal for book 1 in the series and this installment seems to be written with hopes for another one. Expect Jason Bourne, not George Smiley.

The formulaic excesses of book 2 (most infamously, the hairbrush) have thankfully been greatly reduced. In a touch evoking Len Deighton, food continues to feature prominently and a recipe accompanies each chapter. Unfortunately, the recipes are incomplete, since they do not include quantities or cooking times or temperatures. I suppose they hope to sell us a forthcoming Red Sparrow cookbook. I think it was a missed opportunity not to give us at least a few complete recipes.

The characters are generally well written, although still occasionally over the top (Dominika's synesthesia). The scenes are generally well crafted, although there are a few implausible moments, such as multiple undetected hushed conversations while the conspirators are under audio surveillance or even direct observation by multiple people in the same room.

All in all, this is a good read for those who liked the first books in the series or for fans of the espionage genre generally, particularly those interested in a 2018 setting and as much information on modern tradecraft as you are likely to get without a security clearance.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 09:28 AM (UGKMd)

62 *Not his wording

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:03 AM (qJtVm)

Who's words is they, and what's meant by street arabs?

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (+ufX6)

63
One of the Dads who lost a daughter in school shooting is with Chris Wallace and called the guard who didn't go into the school a coward. Named and shamed him.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises

He should announce right now that he's running for sherriff

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (U+JRS)

64 Legalized abortion is the rake's greatest achievement. Or perhaps it is convincing women that they were "taking power away from men" by using it.

One of those two.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (yQpMk)

65 Picked up Victor Davis Hanson's *The Second World Wars* early in the week.

It is fascinating. Can't put it down. Terrific analysis of production capabilities of the combatants, geographical and historical considerations of the various battlespaces, and political miscalculations and much, much more.

Highly recommended.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 25, 2018 09:30 AM (tr2D7)

66 Who's words is they, and what's meant by street arabs?
Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:29 AM (+ufX6)
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Them's my words

Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

67 I lost what was left of my oxyphonia when I called the flyover rubes deplorables. *sigh* *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 25, 2018 09:34 AM (Tyii7)

68 Tom Bombadil from LOTR is one of my favorite characters even if, or because, Tolkien left him a mystery. I know there is a ton of speculation about Bombadil online.

I think there could be an interesting book about him if someone with the skill could write it. What is he? Who is he? What powers does he have? What transpired as he watched the world develop and change over eons? how much did he interact with new species, if he did, and what was the result? (Bombadil and Ents would make an interesting combination.) Why does he remain within his current, self-imposed boundaries?

I feel the same way about Beorn and his kin from The Hobbit. (The magnificent book, not the mummble-mummble movie.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (V+03K)

69 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

And should be thrashed with a silver-tipped cane whenever they are seen.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

70 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (qJtVm)

71 And should be thrashed with a silver-tipped cane whenever they are seen.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

They'll thank you for it later when they're productive workers in the textile mills!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (qJtVm)

72 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.


*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage


Alright, who admitted the riff-raff.

**adjusts pince-nez**

Posted by: pep at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (LAe3v)

73 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage
________

I know what you mean, sir.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:37 AM (y+SdL)

74 I'll give it a go- my usual reason for not listening to books is that it takes so long that by the time I get to the end, I forget what happened at the beginning.
Posted by: right wing yankee.

You must!!!

The reader of this version (number 3 I think of the LibriVox) versions, David Clarke, is a Brit so right there the accent of his reading is excellent. Then he does a perfect job with all the various and sundry Italian and French names and speaks each character in the correct accent. His pacing is perfect.

I downloaded it and listened to it as I drove to and from work each day and pretty much every time I had to drive for work or pleasure. Mr. Clarke's reading of the novel was just as much a work of art as the novel itself.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (GckyN)

75 Nice library, f6f! I have some of those books myself, and see some that I'd like to get.

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (ANIFC)

76 Still working on Connie Willis' "All Clear" - about a third into it.
Also working on finishing the next Luna City installment, which should be out by May, or so. I'm also scheduled to be an exhibitor with my books at the Texas State Historical Commission's San Jacinto Symposium, April 14th at the Studio Movie Grill in CityCentre, Houston. (I'll be the one in Victorian dress.)
Yesterday, my daughter and I were at the Pearl Market, in San Antonio - just walking around, looking at the farmer's market booths and some of the shops on the ground floor. It's a lovely area, developed over the last ten years on the grounds of the old Pearl Brewery ... but absolutely the greatest concentration of yuppie a**holery to be found anywhere short of Austin. I gave a thought to once more trying an event at the one local independent bookstore (which used to be a great venue for local authors in it's original location, but trust me, I had an unfortunate history with them) but one walk through the place discouraged me. It was piled with books like the feminist stuff described in today's post, as well as Margaret Atwood entire oeuvre ... nope, nope, nope. Maybe I should give the local Books a Million a shot, instead...

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at February 25, 2018 09:39 AM (xnmPy)

77 I like the idea that Tom Bombadil is Aule, who's gone native and is just hanging out on Arda because he likes it. And being so old and having been through so much, he's at the "hey I'm retired!" stage and doesn't let anything going on with the mortal creatures bother him anymore. Although he's amused when the small ones wander across his lawn.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)

78 73 I also checked out Star Trek: The Book of Lists and am by turns pleased and appalled by how much I know of The Canon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage
________
I know what you mean, sir.

Anytime my wife or I leave some bottled drink in the fridge with just a sip or two left, the other will always feel obligated to sing "Bitter Dregs."

It's like shave and a haircut. Can't help ourselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

79 I'm going to be dusting off my bookcases & adding recent additions into the stacks, so I'd like to send photos of my library soon.

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (ANIFC)

80 17 16
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)
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1.25" will also do in a pinch.
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So, 3 cm?

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (S+W8j)

81 Prussian NCO's in the Napoleonic age still had canes but beating soldiers at that time was going out, finishing painting a battalion and my figure NCO doesn't have one but should.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (aC6Sd)

82 I'm continuing to read about fly tying and fishing, both modern and historical. It is calming and interesting. Also, outdoors recreation in general. And it isn't only the how-to aspects. Going back to Onnie Smith, Kephart and Nessmuk to Bill Tapply and other modern authors, the writing itself is usually superb and a pleasure to read.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (V+03K)

83 one thing I just noted on the expanded version of F6F's library is the vintage tin container with the battleship on it. Very nice, I was wondering if that was an early Arizona commemorative.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:45 AM (V2Yro)

84 If you like Star Trek, you'll likely dig this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l94v4YOqxOc

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 09:46 AM (y+SdL)

85 Holy crap, Iggy Pop was in Deep Space 9?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:48 AM (qJtVm)

86 I'm a woman and I would not dream of reading the three books you mentioned (probably not the other three on the list either). They sound excruciating.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (LaT54)

87 For those who might be interested, the Horde goodreads group's latest group read is The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout, which was featured in the Sunday Morning Book Thread two weeks ago.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (UGKMd)

88 Just finished Rex Stout's "The Doorbell Rang."

No foul language, sex implied rather than described..a gem of a book.

Yeah, I'm getting old.

Too many books, in my opinion, are being ruined through including unnecessary sex scenes.

Yes, sex happens, but if it's not germane to the plot, why include it?

Anyway, thanks to whomever recommended "The Doorbell Rang."

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 09:52 AM (WEBkv)

89 I could only find 10/8 " boards - should I go ahead?

Posted by: Parker at February 25, 2018 09:52 AM (MFwf8)

90 Street Arabs, or street urchins, are vagrant, idle and vicious children of licentious and vagabond propensities.

*adjusts monacle*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

Heh. My first thought was, oh you mean hippies.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 25, 2018 09:55 AM (+ufX6)

91 sharkman,

Is there a procedure to put the Librivox Monte Cristo on a thumb drive? Or do you have to do it one chapter at a time?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 09:56 AM (V+03K)

92 Sam Sisavath has released a new book, so therefore I'm re-reading his entire "Purge of Babylon" series. Currently on book four. And because it's winter, I'm also re-visiting one of my favorite creepy books, "The Lurker At The Threshold" by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. Some stuff just reads better at certain seasons of the year. Nothing like wandering the haunted hill country of Dunwich past Arkham on a stormy day...

Posted by: tankascribe at February 25, 2018 09:56 AM (CIkpt)

93 BOOK him Danno

Posted by: saf at February 25, 2018 09:58 AM (cS/ge)

94 I'm reading a short, easy book, Another River, Another Town by John Irwin. It is a memoir of the author's time as a gunner in a M4 Sherman. It is similar to the movie Fury in that he enters combat in late March 1945 with only six weeks of the war in Europe to go. He is an 18 year old virgin naive to the ways of the world thrown into the death throes of Nazi Germany. I find it very believable with a you-are-there feel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

95 5/4" is pretty close to 4 barleycorns.

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 10:01 AM (S+W8j)

96 86 I'm a woman and I would not dream of reading the three books you mentioned (probably not the other three on the list either). They sound excruciating.
Posted by: Dr Alice at February 25, 2018 09:49 AM (LaT54)

That's just your internalized misogyny talking.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:02 AM (D9v9b)

97 Is there a procedure to put the Librivox Monte Cristo on a thumb drive? Or do you have to do it one chapter at a time?

Posted by: JTB

You can download the entire 117 chapter book as one file (well over 2 GB I seem to recall) that is compressed. Once you open that file and save to the flash it is a good idea to go through amd resave/rename each chapter starting from 1 and ending at 117, in strict order, so thr chapters follow rach other properly (something about the time/date of last save keeps them from being heard out of order). This procedure is a pain in the butt that takes about 15 minutes but it is worth it.

I also just downloaded Wat and Peace. Which I will listen to after the Holmes collection.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:02 AM (GckyN)

98 War* and Peace

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

99 I'm going to be dusting off my bookcases & adding recent additions into the stacks, so I'd like to send photos of my library soon.
Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 09:44 AM (ANIFC)
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Dust them? Are you trying to make the rest of us feel bad?

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 10:07 AM (YSMj9)

100 1. A couple of interesting-looking timepieces
2. Several of what I believe are engines for model airplanes
3. A bottle of hot sauce.
4. Books

5. Pewter Mug
6. Bag o Weed

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (Eu5eZ)

101 Bluebell! Did you ever find the right liquid lipstick?

(Yeah, I'm derailing the shelving thread)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (qJtVm)

102 Thank goodness the Broward County Sheriff's Dept.was able to spare six armed deputies to guard "retired" school deputy Scot Peterson's house this week.

No effort to protect school children with weapons is made but by God the cops make sure they and their pensions are well-guarded.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (GckyN)

103 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM (sdi6R)

Scary thought for the day: What if those pants are tight-fitting?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 10:09 AM (Dbv1R)

104 Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.
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Give him some horns and hooves and he's cosplaying Asian Mr. Tumnus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:11 AM (qJtVm)

105 "Also elided are the ethics behind justifying "taking power away from men" by killing another human being."

It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez spring training is here, hooray! at February 25, 2018 10:12 AM (P8951)

106 97, Thanks for the process, Sharkman. I've never listened to a Dumas story, just read them. But after enjoying "Travels With Charley" on audio, read by Gary Sinise, I want to try some other audio versions where I've already read the books.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:12 AM (V+03K)

107 Hi Eris! Nope, haven't been to Sephora yet. Still not sure it would work for this 29-and-1-week year-old, but next time I'm near one I'll go in.

I'm a little lazy.

Posted by: bluebell at February 25, 2018 10:13 AM (YSMj9)

108 57

As well he should. Also, Sheriff's Deputy, not a guard. I'm saying this not out of pedantry but because some people have expressed the mistaken notion he was a security guard/rent-a-cop. He was not, and it makes a huge difference.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (NWiLs)

What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

109 Last time i moved from one state to another i sacrificed my many boxes of books . i wish id tossed couches instead

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (wA1aM)

110 Well if you do go, try Kat von D's color "Lovecraft". I wore it and it's a nice dusty rose, nothing wild. Granted, I'm only 29.00001....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:15 AM (qJtVm)

111 102 Thank goodness the Broward County Sheriff's Dept.was able to spare six armed deputies to guard "retired" school deputy Scot Peterson's house this week.

No effort to protect school children with weapons is made but by God the cops make sure they and their pensions are well-guarded.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (GckyN)

No doubt they would respond quickly and definitively should there be any threat to him. *spit*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:15 AM (D9v9b)

112 I read a haunting passage in Wallace Breem's Eagle In the Snow. The book was published in 1970 and is about the final days of the Western Roman Empire. The hero is leading his legion to take up up its station on the Rhine trying to keep the barbarians to the east of the river. He marches through formerly prosperous territory now allowed to crumble to ruin. He meets a barbarian immigrant who is disappointed. He had heard that the empire was rich yet he finds he still must work. The Roman asks him why, then, doesn't he return to Germania. He replies he just have to work there, too.

Although this was published in 1970 and is about the early fifth century, it has a very today feel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:16 AM (+y/Ru)

113 Okay, I'm down the Star Trek wormhole. Rainy days are perfect for trash reading.

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

114 TheJamesMadison talked about the movie Hugo yesterday, and it reminded me of something.

Scorsese appeared in a commercial where he gets his prints from his nephew's birthday.

https://youtu.be/VkorEW_eIXg

Of course the director makes a cameo in Hugo as a photographer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 10:17 AM (rnAwa)

115 What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

Weaselly bullshit intended to further distance himself from any notion of actual responsibility.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:17 AM (D9v9b)

116 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

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Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

117 Finished listening to "The Beekeeper's Apprentice'' by Laurie King. The book was published some years ago so I'm guessing that Morons of the Sherlockian bent have already read it. Fine narrator. Interesting addition to the expanded Holmes world. Any thoughts on whether the rest of the series is as good as the first?

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

118 I have a book about book shelves, the jacket of which is strong enough and adjusts to lay flat and function as a shelf for bookcases up to 42 inches wide!

Posted by: Cosmo K at February 25, 2018 10:20 AM (lVAv7)

119 116 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men. What it does is give irresponsible men the freedom to behave like cads (a great Victorian term) . The guys who are all about pumping and dumping are the most enthusiastic pro-aborts I've known.

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Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

Can't get pregnant from a blowjob.

Posted by: Nina Burleigh at February 25, 2018 10:20 AM (D9v9b)

120 I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police hanging out in the parking lot

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

121 120 I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police hanging out in the parking lot
Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

They were doing it deliberately to make their crime stats look low so they could get federal money. It was nothing less than fraud.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:23 AM (D9v9b)

122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)


First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

123 I find it ironic they want to take away citizens rights to self defense using this very apparent failure of police defending children

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (wA1aM)

124 Hillaryphonia - a FAB who uses phonetically altered dialect to pander to a subliterate crowd during a public speaking event.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (rdl6o)

125 Encore presentation - video of the Broward Sherrif's Deputy during the shooting:

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

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

126 Craig Jonson, author of the Longmire series, just recommended "Hard Twisted" in a FB post. It looks right interesting: "In May of 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter, newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter Lucile begins a one-year ordeal as Palmer's captive on a crime spree-culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas "skeleton murder" trial of 1935."

Posted by: John the Baptist at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (MPH+3)

127 Looks like Commiefornia is abandoning Diane Feinkenstein on an ice floe.

The Hill
@thehill
JUST IN: Feinstein's Dem challenger blocks her from getting state party's coveted endorsement

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

128 As an addendum, this is what happens when you corrupt law enforcement further by incentivizing either arrests or not making arrests. See also the asset forfeiture laws, which give law enforcement direct monetary incentive to fabricate reasons to take away your shit, whether you've committed a crime or not. The whole system is corrupt as fuck and needs to be burned to the ground.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (D9v9b)

129
I believe i read the cop had restrictions re conservative treehouse
post. Where they disallowed arrests of teens just trying to find
themselves. Still no excuse for the non response of the other police
hanging out in the parking lot

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:22 AM (wA1aM)

What's the point of providing the jerk with a sidearm, if he is not expected to use it, should the need arise?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (Dbv1R)

130 Damn!

Hillaryphonia - a phonetically altered dialect a FAB uses to pander to a subliterate crowd during a public speaking event.

Where's my coffee? Where's the barrel? Where are my pants?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at February 25, 2018 10:28 AM (rdl6o)

131 Insomniac. Agree. Also the school rating which help secure its own taxed slush funds. For the children. As we know already

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (wA1aM)

132 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.

Posted by: Captain Hate

Yes. Very much looking forward to it.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (GckyN)

133 122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

I can't wait for his review in three years, which is how long it will take to finish reading the whole thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (D9v9b)

134 133 122 War* and Peace
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:05 AM (GckyN)

First time read or listen? Prepare to be impressed.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:25 AM (y7DUB)

I can't wait for his review in three years, which is how long it will take to finish reading the whole thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:29 AM (D9v9b)

Hold my Guinness

Posted by: James Joyce, writing "Finnegans Wake" at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (ANIFC)

135 I like the idea that Tom Bombadil is Aule, who's gone native and is just hanging out on Arda because he likes it. And being so old and having been through so much, he's at the "hey I'm retired!" stage and doesn't let anything going on with the mortal creatures bother him anymore. Although he's amused when the small ones wander across his lawn.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 09:40 AM (V2Yro)


He would have to belong to a more powerful order than Sauron that the ring have no power over him. Of course this means that he could have taken the ring and pranced his merry ass to the volcano and back, whether or not the Nazgul and a legion of oliphants stood in his way. Thanks for nothing, ass.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (rnAwa)

136 I'm eating my vegetables and plodding through "State Secrets: The Kent-Wolkoff Affair." Tyler Kent was the cipher clerk in the American embassy in London just before Churchill switched from Sea Lord to prime minister. He took home 1200 pages of cable traffic between Washington and London and was passing them on to anti-war elements there and planning to get them into the hands of isolationists at home. Author Byron Clough gives various versions of the story he calls "spin" before--ta da!--his own total truth.

Posted by: Jerry Carroll at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (SYCeT)

137 Peon. Because it presumes that they are there to protect..serve. I have realized its all political.. Depends on who was elected for what purpose and their advocacy of what ideology. Who is the boss. It all stteams from that..sad.

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:32 AM (wA1aM)

138 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe from shooters, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids ? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down. Why isn't that a public policy issue?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:33 AM (pV/54)

139 Hold my Guinness
Posted by: James Joyce, writing "Finnegans Wake" at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (ANIFC)


You might wipe it down before holding it. Just FYI.

Posted by: Nora Barnacle at February 25, 2018 10:34 AM (y87Qq)

140 I believe i mentioned my friend the guard at the maximum sevurity prison. Everyone walking the floors became unarmef for fairness to serve lovingly those sweet prisoners that just happened to fall into that system unfairly

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:36 AM (wA1aM)

141 @Cool Breeze, thanks for the review!

I really enjoyed "Red Sparrow" and "Palace of Treason" and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the conclusion

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at February 25, 2018 10:36 AM (MYaTj)

142 Mrs. JTB obviously loves me. She reminded me that a local library was having a book sale yesterday. She did so knowing we are in negative territory for books and shelves. Like I said: love.

Picked up a couple of books by Cornwell, Dave Barry, other fiction, and several history books: Washington's Crossing by Fischer, 1759 by McLynn.

Speaking of Bernard Cornwell, I have several of the Sharpe's series but haven't read any yet. I saw a couple episodes of the PBS Sharpe's Rifles series and they looked good.

Reading all of Cornwell's books, like reading all of the O'Brian Aubrey books, should be looked at as a life long hobby or career.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:37 AM (V+03K)

143 Egads. Self-loathing, penis envy and feminism are an explosive combination.

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2018 10:37 AM (bJ0w+)

144 ACTIVE Usage: After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been.

PASSIVE Usage: Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia where she spent the remainder of her years thinking about what might have been, after her long-anticipated retirement by zombies.

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:38 AM (BiLU+)

145 ''Any similarity to Bill Clinton is purely coincidental. ''

Speaking of Bubba, I see he's coauthoring a book with James Patterson. Saw it in the upcoming releases on Amazon. ''The President is Missing" or some such stupid titl

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (jm1YL)

146 It's always puzzling to me that feminists think that getting an abortion is taking power away from men.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V
________

Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (y+SdL)

147 From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection.


Defy convention and save the planet. Do not think beyond the extent of your sterile existence, except when it comes to mother gaia.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 10:41 AM (/qEW2)

148 Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself.
In all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.

Law enforcement is no exception.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:41 AM (D9v9b)

149 Speaking of Bubba, I see he's coauthoring a book with James Patterson. Saw it in the upcoming releases on Amazon. ''The President is Missing" or some such stupid titl
Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (jm1YL)


What could that pervert have to say that would provide insight into anything except maybe what the mind of De Sade was like? His intellect has been as overrated by the MFM as the "atrocities" in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:43 AM (y7DUB)

150 Finnegan's Wake started as a comic Irish bar hall song about Tim Finnegan, a laborer who's thought to be dead after he cracks his skull in a fall. At his rowdy wake, whisky ("water of life") gets splashed in his face and he wakes.

Joyce loved the song and its resurrection theme.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (pV/54)

151 We already know this. But elections matter.from as iron grampa states. Dogcatcher on up

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (wA1aM)

152 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

153 What I wondered at was what Deputy-mister-85,000-a-year's claiming to be not a guard but a "monitor."


Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:14 AM (Sp1NT)

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He's not a security guard, he's a security monitor. He only notifies people if there is a shooting. There was a shooting.

Posted by: Javems at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (luPrW)

154 "Why isn't that a public policy issue?"

Because the left wasn't ready for the Vegas shooting. This time, they obviously had a full blown campaign worked up ahead of time, and launched it immediately, using all the useful media assets that they knew were on board with them.

That's why it is aimed at the NRA, even though the NRA had absolutely nothing at all to do with the events in Florida. The NRA was the pre-designated target of the campaign, no matter what actually happened.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

155 "Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power."

Killing your own child is the ultimate delayed action suicide.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (V2Yro)

156 The President is Missing, on a plane to a secret Caribbean island, on his own will

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (aC6Sd)

157 Active: Hillary entered the black van.
Passive: Hillary was tossed on the floor like a sack of potatoes, by zombies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 10:46 AM (/qEW2)

158 What could that pervert have to say that would provide insight into anything except maybe what the mind of De Sade was like?

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Maybe how easy it'd be to grab a prez as he sneaks out of the White House to bang a bimbo.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

159 152 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

I have read it once. The first 100 or so pages are a tough read but it picks up after that. W&P and Les Miserables are 2 books I have always intended to re-read but haven't done so yet.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (EcEWt)

160 Oh boy! Now you've done it: mentioned "War and Peace". I've been meaning to read that for over 50 years and never got around to it. Is it worth the time and is there a particular translation I should look for?

Or should I just go with the Cliff Notes version and fake it?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (V+03K)

161 115 - There is a commercial where customers hit the floor during a bank robbery and the guy in the uniform says "I'm not a security guard, I'm a security monitor" who alerts them that a bank robbery is in process an does nothing.

Second career for that POS sheriff.

Posted by: vivi at February 25, 2018 10:48 AM (11H2y)

162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog, so here it goes.

The following fantastic book store is located in German Village, a small enclave in Columbus Ohio. People say they have actually been there for a full day. A couple got engaged there, LOL. With the number of independent book stores out of business due to Amazon and what not, I find this place to be a gem. 32 rooms of books. Their facebook page has lots of photos.

http://site.booksite.com/4631/nl/?list=CNL1&group=EB37&preview=1

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (3WpEh)

163 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)


Yeah I agree with this; Tolstoy, or at least the translations of his works, wrote in a naturally flowing way that is very readable imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

164 OMG I forgot the exact chapter title, but the naming chapter is important but slow reading, keep a few notes if you have trouble remembering lots of names.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (aC6Sd)

165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

166 Donna where i find taking responsibility for my actions learning growing is stregth building. If one instead tries to blame another.in this case a totally innocent victim..what does that say about feminism? Refuse to take and accept a responsible for your action woman?
Thats not anything that speaks to me and personal growth.

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (wA1aM)

167 Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2018 10:33 AM (pV/54)

You forgot about the Texas church shooting that killed 26 that happened after Vegas. They were oddly silent about that one too.

Seems their propaganda agenda is only set up for school shootings.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (2DOZq)

168 I'm stealing that "by zombies," by the way.

Posted by: Texican(ette) at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (CjE8v)

169 ''The following fantastic book store is located in German Village, a small enclave in Columbus Ohio. People say they have actually been there for a full day. A couple got engaged there, LOL. With the number of independent book stores out of business due to Amazon and what not, I find this place to be a gem. 32 rooms of books. Their facebook page has lots of photos. ''

I know it well.

Posted by: Tuna at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (jm1YL)

170 I have read W&P twice, once into it I think you will find it fascinating to keep going.
Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 10:44 AM (aC6Sd)

I have read it once. The first 100 or so pages are a tough read but it picks up after that. W&P and Les Miserables are 2 books I have always intended to re-read but haven't done so yet.
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (EcEWt)


You know, I really ought to give W & P a try. I never hear it except as a punch line, so it's never in a serious context, but I'll read the hell out of Tolkien or Anathem or Great Expectations without thinking twice about it. Doesn't hurt that it's in the public domain. OK, it's on the list.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (y87Qq)

171 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

80 year old talking like an 8 year old.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (2DOZq)

172 Coward Brounty Sheriff thinks he has been awesome

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycr4wap9

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (EcEWt)

173 Btw that goes for men also

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 10:54 AM (wA1aM)

174 Yeah I agree with this; Tolstoy, or at least the translations of his works, wrote in a naturally flowing way that is very readable imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

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Agreed. Finally read "Anna Karenina" recently and enjoyed it (despite characters' cheeks "blushing" every few pages); thinking about tackling "War and Peace" soon.

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:54 AM (BiLU+)

175 Second career for that POS sheriff.

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He's continuing to make friends.

http://bit.ly/2sVAGD4

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (+y/Ru)

176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

177 Finishing up Art of War and moving on to The Federalist Papers. After that the collection of Machiavelli. I got all three books from Barnes &Noble on their $5 table.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (2DOZq)

178 Paul Johnson is a good historian.

The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815 - 1830 is a very good book, but a bit of a slog. Learning a lot. His take on the War of 1812 and the Treaty of Ghent is very interesting. His thumbnail descriptions of Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna were eye opening. And he just passes off the loose morals of many of the elite. The more things change ...

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (hyuyC)

179 155: And practically a sacrament in the NYC feminist community

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (5gaNQ)

180 172 Coward Brounty Sheriff thinks he has been awesome

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycr4wap9
Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (EcEWt)

Of course he does. He has amazingly high unearned self-regard.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

181 I got all three books from Barnes &Noble on their $5 table.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:56 AM (2DOZq)
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Barnes & Noble sells books?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (qJtVm)

182 165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

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

Ugh. "Computer, please diagnose."

Computer: "Syphilitic brain rot."

Posted by: ShainS at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (BiLU+)

183 JTB, the Sharpe's series is very good. You should know that Cornwell wrote and published the books out of chronological story order so, if you do read the series, you may want to look at the Wiki for the list of books in order.

I'm currently reading "1356" which is the 4th book in his 3-book Grail Quest series (not a typo).

Posted by: Top.Man. at February 25, 2018 10:57 AM (88slR)

184 The Hill
@thehill
JUST IN: Feinstein's Dem challenger blocks her from getting state party's coveted endorsement
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

===

And this is how it ends for the housewife from Pacific Heights.

She will no longer appear on Lenin's Mausoleum with the other members of the Politburo.

How far will she fall?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (EZebt)

185 Seems their propaganda agenda is only set up for school shootings.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 10:52 AM (2DOZq)


The Public Indoctrination and Extended Daycare Centers Providing Employment to Those Frightened of the Private Sector are holy shrines to the progs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (y7DUB)

186 George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
________

One would think that a captain in Starfleet would know how to spell Starfleet.

Just saying.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:58 AM (y+SdL)

187 Vegas? Texas? CW music and Christians? So unappealing to the left. Kids are simpler to exploit and very photogenic

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (5gaNQ)

188 165 George Takei takes time out of his busy schedule of drugging and raping male mkdels to . . . Oh, hell, I don't know.

George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 10:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Yes, but in Harry Potter world, students & teachers carry their magic wands with them at all times in Hogwarts. So there!

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (ANIFC)

189 You know, I really ought to give W & P a try. I never hear it except as a punch line, so it's never in a serious context, but I'll read the hell out of Tolkien or Anathem or Great Expectations without thinking twice about it. Doesn't hurt that it's in the public domain. OK, it's on the list.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (y87Qq)

Skip's suggestion of keeping notes in the naming chapter is a great idea until they're locked in your head. I do remember having to turn back a few pages every once in a while to seal some of those into my memory.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (EcEWt)

190 56 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)


"I...walked" is active, not passive, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (lYlRK)

191 When I read War and Peace I expected a romantic novel of daring do which it is not. It is an intimate look at how fallible human being err.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

192 Nice library f6f! I like the old time fire extinguisher...way cool! You seem to into airplanes and cars.

Posted by: Zogger at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (SKahJ)

193 Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 10:59 AM (ANIFC)

Good one and I hope someone tweets that to him.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (2DOZq)

194 180 Insomniac

Coward Brounty Sheriff make Dunning - Kruger look optimistic.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (hyuyC)

195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)

196 I love _Count of Monte Cristo_, but I have a serious beef with every film version of it ever made. They give away the secret! In the book it's a big important reveal when we find out who the Count is (naturally, we already kind of know, but there's still the satisfaction of seeing suspicions confirmed). Movies always use the same actor and some age makeup -- how about using a young hunk for Dantes and then a grizzled older fellow for the Count, so that it really is a surprise?

I have the same problem with films of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Finding out they're the same guy comes at the END OF THE BOOK, and so should also be at the end of the movie. (Given how famous the title is, a movie version should also change the character names now.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (+aYzf)

197 176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

I had to go see this for myself. I thought you had to be kidding. I was wrong, and I apologize.

Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

198 I would say to sheriff dumb ass.quit as sheriff .you cannot even advocate for what is supposed to be actual policy. If we cant count on you to protect our defenseless while simultaneously. Shreiking at an advocate of self defense.hou have openly stated the child or citizen is only there for your deranged ideas

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (wA1aM)

199 >>>Computer: "Syphilitic brain rot."

Posted by: ShainS<<<

Sterilize.

Posted by: Nomad at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (bJ0w+)

200 "The President is Missing".

Reminds me of the little known but outstanding movie "Big Game" with Samuel L. Jackson as a very whimpy president who is rescued by a 12 year old Finnish kid who is out on his traditional "I am now a man" hunt.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (GckyN)

201 195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu
Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)

He probably believes he is Sulu. Too bad he couldn't identify with the commie killing ARVN soldier in "The Green Berets"

Posted by: josephistan at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (ANIFC)

202 Mona Charen can eat a bag of dicks.
That is all.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (7uYFy)

203 Israel's comment is just another version of Hillary's "What difference does it make?".

Both disgusting , narcissistic Lefty word vomit.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (2DOZq)

204 Oh boy! Now you've done it: mentioned "War and Peace". I've been meaning to read that for over 50 years and never got around to it. Is it worth the time and is there a particular translation I should look for?

Or should I just go with the Cliff Notes version and fake it?

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 10:47 AM (V+03K)


I recommend the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation. War and Peace is well worth reading, but Anna Karenina is better. The two epilogues to War and Peace are a serious disappointment, "conceivably the most deadly dull and deflating ending to a vast and magnificently readable book, ever written"

For those who think Tolstoy is too long and daunting - these works were serialized when originally published. The chapters are all relatively short and easy to finish, like like watching episodes of a series on Netflix.

My favorite War and Peace quote: "'Ah, how good! How nice!' he said to himself, when he remembered that his wife and the French were no more."

Posted by: cool breeze at February 25, 2018 11:04 AM (UGKMd)

205 Fsew trhing go type on phone is tiring.going to give up.i dont really have anyting to add that othets haven't. So have a great day

Posted by: Willow at February 25, 2018 11:05 AM (wA1aM)

206 If they purged the NFL record books every time a player or former player committed a crime . . . it would be a very fluid book.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:06 AM (GckyN)

207 The two epilogues to War and Peace are a serious disappointment, "conceivably the most deadly dull and deflating ending to a vast and magnificently readable book, ever written"

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I thought the one about the nature of history was interesting although the ideas are today not nearly so radical as they were when written.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (+y/Ru)

208 I did not hear what Mona Charen said, but I saw Bill Kristol say he liked it, so yeah I know what I need to know to think she is awful.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (Vqe4u)

209 183 ... Top.Man., Thanks for the tip about checking the Sharpe's books order. It will save me some aggravation. I can look up that Wiki list this afternoon while listening to the Nationals spring training game and hit the used book store for copies I don't have.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (V+03K)

210 If they purged the NFL record books every time a player or former player committed a crime . . . it would be a very fluid book.

Posted by: Sharkman
________

You mean, I really could be elite?

Posted by: Joe Flacco at February 25, 2018 11:09 AM (y+SdL)

211 "The President is Missing".

Reminds me of the little known but outstanding movie "Big Game" with Samuel L. Jackson as a very whimpy president who is rescued by a 12 year old Finnish kid who is out on his traditional "I am now a man" hunt.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 11:02 AM (GckyN)


That was a good movie. Tough kid.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:10 AM (aMlLZ)

212 Late to the fray, but Good Morning, Horde! What am I reading? "War before Civilization" by Lawrence H. Keeley, "Man Corn" by Turner and Turner (It's a Cookbook! sorta) and re-reading Pournelle's "Janissaries" . The first two are slow going right now as they are serious studies and the first parts are laying the ground work. "Janissaries" is mind candy

McGyver, out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 25, 2018 11:11 AM (5HYYq)

213 Hi Horde! I'm curious if anyone has read or seen AU books about a couple different topics: The Mexican federalists win independence from the Centralist government around the same time as Texas, and this new country still exists now. Some change in the Russian succession - either the Otsu assassin does kill Nikolai II, or the attempts on Alexander II all fail entirely.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 25, 2018 11:11 AM (0ReGO)

214 Hey all. Reading How the west Won. Suggested here. Its groovy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (70cRb)

215 I did not hear what Mona Charen said, but I saw Bill Kristol say he liked it, so yeah I know what I need to know to think she is awful.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at February 25, 2018 11:08 AM (Vqe4u)


They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)

216 Friday night hit the members-only sale at the annual Library Book Sale.

Picked up less than last year. The SF picking were very slim. But picked up an eclectic grouping of more books. I guess at some point you need a bigger house if you keep adding books. I've done this four times.

I did get REAMDE by Neal Stephenson. The Pillars of the Earth was a hard cover replacement for my paperback book. To counterbalance these tomes, I got a hardcover collection of Snoopy cartoons and a Reader's Digest compilation of Humor in Uniform.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:13 AM (hyuyC)

217 The BC Sheriff has officially deposed the FBI as LE Ass Hat of the Year.

Still early 2018 though.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 11:14 AM (EoRCO)

218 101 Bluebell! Did you ever find the right liquid lipstick?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 10:08 AM (qJtVm)


( *takes out yellow flag* )

( *waves it menacingly at AHE *)

( *puts away yellow flag *)

( *glares at AHE* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:15 AM (lYlRK)

219 "His thumbnail descriptions of Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna were eye opening"

Johnson's thumbnail descriptions of just about anybody are great.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez spring training is here, hooray! at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (P8951)

220
Pants Guy should be playing an accordion.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 09:16 AM



Pants guy is wearing the accordion.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (EzdLW)

221 This Ann Coulter column about the history of gun control and the NRA is well worth reading.

http://bit.ly/29CZJ3K

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (+y/Ru)

222 The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (skuoa)

223 Anybody hear from Anna? Still locked away in the in laws basement.? For comic relief we ae watching 3rd Rock from the Sun. Mindless funny, very clever entertainment.

Last night Dick meets Mays's cazy parents. Thought of Anna.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (70cRb)

224 ( *takes out yellow flag* )

( *waves it menacingly at AHE *)

( *puts away yellow flag *)

( *glares at AHE* )


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker


Ummmmmm.... wasn't Bluebell gonna write her
memoirs in lipstick ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (DMET3)

225 Mary. Damn.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (70cRb)

226 195 Takei is a dirtbag. Libs probably believe he IS Sulu

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:00 AM (5gaNQ)


Somebody quipped that takei is the Michael Sam of science fiction. A mediocre player milking his mediocre career way past its sell-by date.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (lYlRK)

227 222 The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:18 AM (skuoa)

I refuse to give them the traffic. There is no defense for him. Cowering outside while a gunman slaughtered students inside is indefensible. There is only one way he can restore his honor.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:19 AM (NWiLs)

228 A mediocre player milking his mediocre career way past its sell-by date.

Phrasing!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

229 Killing is the ultimate demonstration of power.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 10:39 AM (y+SdL)


Someone should write a book.

Posted by: Euripides at February 25, 2018 11:21 AM (sXefu)

230 214: Loved it!

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:22 AM (5gaNQ)

231 @GeorgeTakei
In Star Fleet we did not allow students and teachers to carry phasers into class. Some radical Earthlings argued we would be safer if everyone was armed, but the Vulcans pointed out that this was plainly illogical. Besides, the Klingons tried that, and it didn't work out so well.

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Twitter once again excels in its function of exposing persons who are lightly regarded in a positive light by the general public to be stupid idiots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (9SkN+)

232 If you'll a-gaze into Eula Biss, then Eula Biss also gazes into you.

Posted by: Zombie Friedrich Neitzsche - not immune to syphilis at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (EzdLW)

233 204 ... cool breeze, I appreciate the Pevear and Vol.. suggestion. Apparently they did a translation of Anna Karenina as well. I wll look for both.

When I started doing some research about Jules Verne books, I learned the value of good trnaslations and scholarship. It makes a huge difference. That carries over to classic works like Tolstoy's.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (V+03K)

234 217: Director Wray, "hold my beer"

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (5gaNQ)

235 After her long-anticipated retirement, Hllary Clinton moved to a luxury villa in Oxyphonia

Nancy Pelosi is our Senator here in Oxyphonia.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dzxr0)

236 If my kid had been injured or killed at that school in Florida, I'm not sure that I'd be very civil to that Sheriff or his posse of cowards. That guy is cruising for a bruising.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (YYYb4)

237 Late thanks for whoever mentioned "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" a while ago. It's fascinating, and my hometown (Natchez) gets a few unsavory mentions. Then there's the chapter "Moonshining in the Ozarks," which has pretty detailed instructions on making your own. Still not sure if the part about making whiskey in a pumpkin is serious or a joke, though.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dj96+)

238 I got a part time library job to feed the piggy bank until I land the Real Jerb. I spend a lot of time in the children's section. Discovered an author who spoofs the noir classics. The one title: The Possum Always Rings Twice.

Posted by: kallisto at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (6bMel)

239 They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)
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You paint beautiful word pictures with your ax.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (qJtVm)

240 The male models were drugged and raped by zombies..and George Takei.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (skuoa)

241 On the subject of books, thats a nice collection of Auotomobile books in that photo, and i need a new used car, an SUV, my mechanic said Honda. Anyone have a CRV or a Pilot?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (70cRb)

242 "Do women actually enjoy reading this sort of stuff? To me, this is like listening to someone ask one of those 'If you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be?' type questions and then run her mouth for 200 pages. I simply don't have any patience for it, but then again, I'm not the author's target audience."

No. In fact, the "feminist" books I had to read in college (all two of them) were published by the university press where the writer or editor was employed. And the newer stuff is by small presses that cater to that content.

I was rather outraged at having to buy an entire anthology in order to read the introduction by Gloria Anzaldúa a lesbian poet Chicana white-hater. Seriously, the woman admitted that she told her white students that women of color shouldn't have to explain anything to them "after 400 years of slavery" and left them in tears. She also coined a term that correcting anyone's English or Spanish was "linguistic terrorism".

I told MY professor that an instructor who refused to teach white students or male students or whatever wasn't fit to teach. She encouraged me to write a letter to Ms. Anzaldúa, which I did. My classmates thought it was good. Then again, my classmates were decent people with majors other than lesbian poetry or Chicano studies.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (G8B7r)

243 If the Dow scares you, buy zombies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

244 Twitter once again excels in its function of exposing persons who are lightly regarded in a positive light by the general public to be stupid idiots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 11:23 AM (9SkN+)


Lightly regarded...damn I think I need more coffee. I read that as slightly retarded.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (aMlLZ)

245
The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan



The Story of all the Babies Jane Killed, by no one.

0 pages
Published: are you kidding?
Reviews: REDACTED

Posted by: fetal demise at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (EzdLW)

246 Lightly regarded...damn I think I need more coffee. I read that as slightly retarded.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:27 AM (aMlLZ)

Me to.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (70cRb)

247 ( *glares at AHE* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker
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*falls*
*grabs foot and rolls around on the futball field in fake agony*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (qJtVm)

248 @245 -- that's actually a great idea for a book.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (skuoa)

249 Been reading Camille Paglia' s last book Free Women Free Men. It's a collection of writings and speeches she's done from the early 90' s to the present.

It's amazing how things she wrote in 1992 could be republished today with almost no changes and be applied to the crazy neo feminists and PC culture.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 25, 2018 11:28 AM (SkuXa)

250 Anne Cleeland's Murder in Misdirection now available on Amazon. (Acton & Doyle #7)

Posted by: artemis at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (AwPyG)

251 >>>The Boston Globe has a sickening article defending the Broward SRO. Behold the new American definition of manliness.


"Zaphod did not want to tangle with them and, deciding that just as discretion is the better part of valor, so cowardice is the better part of discretion, he valiantly hid himself in a closet."

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (/qEW2)

252 Cannibal Bob

My CRV has been very reliable. It's a workhorse. Just clip a corner of your man-card.

I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

253 Then again, my classmates were decent people with majors other than lesbian poetry or Chicano studies.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:26 AM (G8B7r)
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That's a horrible thing she said, but I laffed because one of the go-to fake useless degrees I claim I have is in Lesbian and Chicana Studies. Another is Queer Cinema.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (qJtVm)

254 If my kid had been injured or killed at that school in Florida, I'm not sure that I'd be very civil to that Sheriff or his posse of cowards.

That department deserves derision forever. By zombies, too.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 11:31 AM (K1sgG)

255 162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog...

I post this every week, at the end of the book thread:

As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:32 AM (lYlRK)

256 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

257 255 162 I still don't know how to send a book thread tip to the blog...

I post this every week, at the end of the book thread:

As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:32 AM (lYlRK)

I don't have any book thread tips, but I might be able to muster an insult or two.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:37 AM (NWiLs)

258 I've discovered and am reading some late 1800s early 1900s detective stories which were being published along side Sherlock Holmes in magazines such as the Strand. There's some junk out there but some real gems I recommend.

The first is Ghosts: being the experiences of Flaxman Low, which is a sort of sherlock holmes supernatural detective, dealing with ghosts and ghoulies in an intellectual way.

Another is Max Carrados, who is blind but a brilliant detective.

Its fun to find these lost stories, and I'd like to see them get more notice these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (39g3+)

259
176 Sheriff Israel was interviewed by Tapper today. Asked if the shooting could have been prevented if his department had done a better job he said:

"If ifs and butts were candy and nuts OJ Simpson would still be in the record books."

In addition to quite possibly being the dumbest thing any carbon-based lifeform has ever said . . .

OJ Simpson is, in fact, still in the record books.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 25, 2018 10:55 AM (GckyN)

I had to go see this for myself. I thought you had to be kidding. I was wrong, and I apologize.

Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

This makes "At this point, what difference does it make?" seem warm and empathetic.

I didn't think I could be shocked by any public official at this point. I was wrong.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (XoAz8)

260 We really are just serfs to these people.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

261 More O/T: Ye Old Magick Shoppe sounds like something I would like to read. I hope some morons and ettes give it a go!

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:40 AM (XoAz8)

262 Sheriff Israel should go home and eat his gun.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:01 AM (NWiLs)

Honestly I thought uncle Palp was going a little overboard with his suggestions for their route to atonement but I've come around.

Posted by: Holier than Thou Asshole Bot at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (SkuXa)

263 Another is Queer Cinema.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM

If I said Queer Cinema, I'd be throwing my life to the winds. I have some friends who would gladly take me to various auditoriums and college classrooms where student films are debuted to much virtue-signaling applause. Don't start me on the plays.

One of the delights of moving to this area is that ladies' activities are things like fundraising dinners with raffles for salon certificates, make-up bags, etc. - NOT she-women man-haters clubs.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (G8B7r)

264 This makes "At this point, what difference does it make?" seem warm and empathetic.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (XoAz


* rolls eyes *

Dude, that was like two years ago

Posted by: Tommy! at February 25, 2018 11:41 AM (y87Qq)

265 re: the 'by zombies' test for passive voice, here's an exception:

As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 09:25 AM (wPiJc)


Here's another:

I considered getting guard dogs to patrol my property, to keep it safe from hippies, but instead decided, because they are cheaper to feed, to by zombies.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)

266 I'm not sure I understand wymnynz. Your power is in your vagyna? Is that the big secret no one has figured out in 2.5 million years, and now that you've discovered it you're going to enjoy it and you're going to use your vagyna to make men do what you want?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (ks6bw)

267 Good Morning Horde.
Am sitting here looking at my library and deciding if it is Horde worthy. Probably not, but as it also serves as my partial liquor cabinet, then likely acceptable.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (0tfLf)

268 I finished off Mr Midshipman Easy, it was slow going. The book wasn't what I had hoped or expected, and it was a form of British humor I really don't care for, so it wasn't very fun or entertaining. Still I can see why its a bit of a classic in the genre and I'm glad I finished it so I can refer to it or understand references.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:43 AM (39g3+)

269 Its fun to find these lost stories, and I'd like to see them get more notice these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:38 AM (39g3+)


Given that these stories are no doubt in the public domain, why don't you collect them and re-publish them yourself? You can provide a nice intro, author bios, background info, etc. and I'd bet it would sell.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (lYlRK)

270 As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked by zombies.

Yes but with out the "by zombies" its grammatically mangled: "As I entered the cemetery I quickly walked." So its not passive voice, its just bad grammar, unless its poetry in which case grammar goes out the window and passive voice is irrelevant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (39g3+)

271 If Star fleet were as politically correct as the army under Obama, they'd probably have a few Nidal Hassans walking around muttering about how evil the Federation is, and no one would be able to stop them.

So yes, it would actually be logical for the instructors to be carrying phasers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 25, 2018 11:44 AM (/qEW2)

272 Do it, Diogenes! We love seeing Horde libraries/wet bars.

Biblioteca comes from the root Bibir, "to drink", right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:45 AM (qJtVm)

273 Given that these stories are no doubt in the public domain, why don't you collect them and re-publish them yourself?

I picked up copies for 99 and 00 cents each off Amazon, someone already had the idea

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

274 Biblioteca comes from the root Bibir, "to drink", right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:45 AM



Works for me!
"sips"

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 11:47 AM (0tfLf)

275
If you can't find 5/4" shelving, 1 1/4" will work, too.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM (2FqvZ)

1.25" will also do in a pinch.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 09:09 AM



Defer to Ace's judgement on shelving.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:47 AM (EzdLW)

276 Any woman who finds "power" in killing her child, would kill anything. Sociopathy does not only involve cruelty to animals. If your convenience, your embarrassment, your lack of stretch marks is more important than another's life, you have crossed into sociopathy. In Miss Lazarin's Manhattan, preventing a move from Manhattan to Brooklyn has been deemed a reason to kill your own child for a while now among the nasty women.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:49 AM (5gaNQ)

277 Hey, where'd everybody go? I am kicking ass!

Posted by: Lost Skier at February 25, 2018 11:49 AM (OnpLR)

278 I'm not sure I understand wymnynz. Your power is in your vagyna? Is that the big secret no one has figured out in 2.5 million years, and now that you've discovered it you're going to enjoy it and you're going to use your vagyna to make men do what you want?


Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 11:42 AM (ks6bw)


It only works on pajama boys. The dudes with neutronium man cards will always find one of their sisters eager to give that shit away.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:50 AM (aMlLZ)

279 I picked up copies for 99 and 00 cents each off Amazon, someone already had the idea
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)


Oh. Dang it. I thought maybe you were perusing through back issues of The Strand on microfiche at some library.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 25, 2018 11:51 AM (lYlRK)

280 256 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

OK. I knew the man card would come up. I wouldn't have respected you fuckers if it hadn't. I just don't need a truck but some backroad stuff is in the cards. I hate the new styles and the bells and whistles I won't use. I don't want teh damn thing to drive for me. Thats why i have a 16 year old suv, but i need a break from replacing everything around the engine which is strong except for an oil leak.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (70cRb)

281 It only works on pajama boys. The dudes with neutronium man cards will always find one of their sisters eager to give that shit away.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:50 AM (aMlLZ)

*looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)

282 Any woman who finds "power" in killing her child, would kill anything. Sociopathy does not only involve cruelty to animals.

Generally speaking, sociopathic women do not express their insanity by killing adults. There are exceptions of course, but they usually kill children. And this does give the truly bloodthirsty another way to express that love of murder, which probably wouldn't have an outlet any other way.

Usually evil or insane women destroy the soul rather than the body: they ruin a man's reputation, self-worth, hope, dreams, future, esteem among peers, career, etc. Evil Men rape and break and kill the body, usually.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (39g3+)

283 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Eh, it's not that bad as long as you have one from before the body redesign. Now it just looks like a minivan with four doors.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:36 AM (NWiLs)


Same with the CRV. Before they feminized it, and made it look like all the other crappy "crossovers," it was a fantastic little machine, with flexibility and space.

The thing is, on balance, Honda still does pretty much across the board with different types of machines, better than pretty much every other car maker.

The Ridgeline is, on balance, pound for pound, as good as any pickup out there. The Accord is, again, pound for pound, better than other mid-size sedans, and the Civic has no equal in the small car market. There's literally nothing else that comes close.

In other words, whatever you need, you really can't go wrong with a Honda.*


*No, I do not work for Honda, why do you ask?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)

284 Umbrellas on stun, Mr. Chekov!

Posted by: Lulu at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (Tyii7)

285 Witness how eaaily OM loses control over the content of the Book Thread.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (qJtVm)

286 Thats why i have a 16 year old suv, but i need a break from replacing everything around the engine which is strong except for an oil leak.

Get like a 1972 F10, they're so simple the worst problem you face is rust. Bench seats, no bells and whistles, get an upper body workout steering, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

287 *looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)


That works. A card is a card.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (aMlLZ)

288 220
Pants guy is wearing the accordion.
Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:16 AM (EzdLW)


He takes "pleats" to a whole 'nother level.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (sdi6R)

289 Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!
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You punch it with an awl and hammer, which is even manlier.

Or a bazooka.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (qJtVm)

290 287 *looks at man card*

Card stock with plastic laminate. Dammit!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)


That works. A card is a card.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (aMlLZ)

Still hoping to get an upgrade one of these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 11:55 AM (NWiLs)

291 282: Why would they, unless it was sickeningly "legal" to do so. I know few sociopaths who would prefer jail time when there is a penalty free alternative

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (5gaNQ)

292
My CRV has been very reliable. It's a workhorse. Just clip a corner of your man-card.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Thanks NaCly. Will it pull a small tent table in the mountains?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (70cRb)

293 Same with the CRV. Before they feminized it, and made it look like all the other crappy "crossovers," it was a fantastic little machine, with flexibility and space.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)


Same with the RAV4.

Face it, the nature of all small SUVs is to eventually become an oversized Renault Le Car. It's their ground state.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 11:56 AM (y87Qq)

294 In other words, whatever you need, you really can't go wrong with a Honda.*


*No, I do not work for Honda, why do you ask?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 25, 2018 11:53 AM (Pz4pT)


Really can't argue with that. We're on our 3rd acura, and you just can't kill them. My last one is in my friend's hands, and it got 280K on it and still runs like the day we got it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (aMlLZ)

295 Noo tread up

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (qJtVm)

296 I prepared a dish from the complete brain cookbook, by zombies.


One could point out that "by zombies" here actually implies "written by zombies". But that just makes the cookbook the object of the zombies action. "written by" is acting on the cookbook, which is not the subject of the sentence. "I" is the subject of the sentence, doing the action, and "I prepared" is active voice.

Or, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Wouldn't be the first time.

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (EzdLW)

297 sigh, willowed

Posted by: Hands at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (EzdLW)

298
There is an old copy of "The Boy Mechanic" in that bookcase, noticed because I have one too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (r+sAi)

299 I have a 4dr Jeep Wrangler that has been my best vehicle so far. It has developed an oil leak though.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 25, 2018 11:58 AM (2DOZq)

300 Get like a 1972 F10, they're so simple the worst problem you face is rust. Bench seats, no bells and whistles, get an upper body workout steering, etc.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

And Heidi can sit next to me in a short shorts!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 11:59 AM (70cRb)

301 Good grief. Some of you people actually enjoy Anna Karenina and War and Peace? I suppose some of you actually enjoy the literary stylings of Dickens or Nathaniel West or Herman Melville.

Sorry, not sorry, just can't do it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:00 PM (MIKMs)

302 My mechanic keeps telling me that all the race cars cylinder Honda engines. I see lots of Pilots with 200+ miles and they say "runs like new".

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (70cRb)

303 I knew a helo pilot who got a Pilot. He said it was like giving up. He had three kids at that point, so a two-seat convertible was out of the question. He told me his wife wanted utilitarian vice macho virtue signaling. Then he sighed.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 11:30 AM (hyuyC)

Look on the bright side. Plenty of room to bang the babysitter when the opportunity arises, compared to that two seat sports car.

Posted by: Keith at February 25, 2018 12:02 PM (USf3s)

304 Pixy just sent the next thread down the wormhole.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (qJtVm)

305 They can both eat a bag of dicks, or maybe pull a lady and the tramp thing and nibble the same dick.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at February 25, 2018 11:12 AM (aMlLZ)
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You paint beautiful word pictures with your ax.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 11:25 AM (qJtVm)


It's the funniest word image I've read in a while.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 25, 2018 12:06 PM (y7DUB)

306 Sorry, not sorry, just can't do it.

Not at this juncture?

Wouldn't be prudent?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 25, 2018 12:09 PM (39g3+)

307 If any minivans were rated to tow 5000 pounds or better I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I'm sure the engines and transmissions are capable enough (see also: Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, etc.), but why go through the trouble of testing and certification for something that most buyers won't do or care about?

Their functional as heck and great for carrying to a racetrack or campground. Make a sleeping platform to place over the fold-flat seats and you don't even have to worry about a tent.

Oh well.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 25, 2018 12:10 PM (ks6bw)

308

I walked with a Zombie

Posted by: Roky the walking squirrel at February 25, 2018 12:15 PM (IqV8l)

309 A Bill Clinton co-authored novel? Wonder if its a rip-off of the novel "The President's Plane is Missing"?

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at February 25, 2018 12:20 PM (fuBei)

310 Read a collection of stories by Kim Newman this past week, about paranormal investigators working for the "Diogenes Club" in Sixties England. Fun stuff.

Except . . .

It made me realize just how consumed with petty vindictiveness liberals are. Mr. Newman, in his authorial voice, not just character viewpoint, is still incredibly spiteful toward Margaret Thatcher. She left office twenty-five years ago, and has been dead for five years, but he can't keep himself from putting in nasty little digs at her.

And of course American writers and "comedians" are still doing their best to insult the memory of Ronald Reagan, too. It's disgusting.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 12:21 PM (+aYzf)

311 Late thanks for whoever mentioned "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" a while ago. It's fascinating...

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at February 25, 2018 11:24 AM (dj96+)

I also picked up a copy of B. A. Botkin's "Southern Folklore" after it got mentioned but haven't delved into it very deeply yet. Botkin wrote a number of these folklore books and I also got a copy of his A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore. Funny little story in the back of that book about two Confederate veterans reminiscing about fighting the Yankees. One says something about beating the Yankees and sending them back over the Ohio River. The other says, "No, that isn't what happened," and first veteran complains, "Another good story ruined by an eyewitness."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 25, 2018 12:29 PM (5Yee7)

312 I have the same problem with films of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Finding out they're the same guy comes at the END OF THE BOOK, and so should also be at the end of the movie. (Given how famous the title is, a movie version should also change the character names now.)

Dr. Pepper and Mr. Pibb?

Posted by: Chuck C at February 25, 2018 12:32 PM (LXzYd)

313 Variant title: "They Call Me MISTER Pibb!"

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 25, 2018 12:33 PM (+aYzf)

314 Wouldn't be prudent?
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That's right. Stroking out with impatience and rage at the tiresome self-absorbed idiots and throwing their books around is dangerous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 25, 2018 12:45 PM (MIKMs)

EMT 02/25/18

A new Asian friend invited us to a Chinese New Year dinner she prepared herself.

I fancy myself a good cook of all sorts of ethnic dishes.

Well, I used to anyway.

I may not need to eat again for another week.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, February 25, 2018. On this day in 1836 Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

2 Trump does an interview with Fox News and calls for unity. Sorry guy, you will never get that.


http://tinyurl.com/y7lufzvt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

3 Not all gun owners and second amendment groups are happy with Trump's call for new gun control measures. I am not, but I will 'wait and see'.


http://tinyurl.com/yd5dfep2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

4 Vic is up at least
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (aC6Sd)

5 The housed Intelligence committee released the Democrats pack of lies and some people are wondering what is under all the redactions. I'm not, it was written by Democrats so everything in it is a lie.


http://tinyurl.com/y969akv2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

6 A visit by Mexico's President has been called off after a 'testy phone conversation' over 'the wall' and who would pay for it.


http://tinyurl.com/y8epm4om

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

7 CPAC's Schlep and ex-RNCe RINO Steel get into a 'tussel' at CPAC over what Steel considers to be a racist comment.


http://tinyurl.com/y9wxk5wl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

8 Levine speaks at CPAC and says we are in danger of losing the Constitution. Sorry guy, we started losing the Constitution all the way back in the 1800s with Marbury vs Madison and it accelerated under FDR, LBJ, and Pharaoh Obama. It is already long gone.


http://tinyurl.com/ydgmjuh2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

9 TV ratings for this year's Olympics set an all-time record low.


http://tinyurl.com/yarcdw2n

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

10 Happy Year of the Dogface!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:56 AM (qJtVm)

11 NOAA caught in another lie about their AGW fraud. This one about sea ice. I say again, when is Trump going to clean out this nest of vipers?


http://tinyurl.com/y8a6kqzv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

12 TX lab bills woman for $17,850 worth of uncalled for urine tests which the insurance company refuses to pay for. I don't know how they do it in TX but whenever my insurance has disputed a bill here from any medical group they always send me a notice that says they have a dispute, will not pay the bill (or part of it) and they further say that I do not owe anything.


http://tinyurl.com/y8hg347w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

13 BB reveals 7 lies in the Democrat's FISA memo rebuttal.


http://tinyurl.com/yawkomrg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

14
You're supposed to feel hungry a half hour after a big Chinese meal.

Hmm...

And good morning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 05:57 AM (VM6ev)

15 Condaleza Rice shows that she is an RNCe stooge and half-ass supports the 2nd amendment. Doesn't know why citizens need military weapons. How about instead of dancing around the Constitution you and the other gun grabbers propose an amendment to modify or eliminate the 2nd amendment. Go ahead, show your true colors.


http://tinyurl.com/yd4ne3ff

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

17 And for the 'rons, Chinese bikini pics:

http://www.ufunk.net/photos/chinese-bikini-philipp-engelhorn/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (qJtVm)

18 TX rancher finds a government spy cam installed on his property without his permission. After he confiscated it the government wants it back. I say tough shit assholes, should have asked for and obtain permission. They don't have a leg to stand on.


http://tinyurl.com/yco6jxce

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

19 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


http://tinyurl.com/y7sfdt9z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

20 The DC reminds people of why their tax money is REQUIRED to be used to educate illegals in their schools. Yes, a BS SCOTUS ruling in 1982 when SCOTUS was overwhelmingly liberal.


http://tinyurl.com/ydf8lokz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

21 Once again idiots are reminded that social media is not your friend. A SC DEHEC employee goes on a profanity laden Twitter rant against Trump. subsequently gets the 'boot'.


http://tinyurl.com/y8wzfdt4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

22 Illegal migrant in Rochester NY makes a threat to shoot people in a local school and she was illegally in possession of a shotgun. Learns about social media the hard way. She will be a prime candidate for Trump's deportation. And her picture here is worth a thousand words, a real winner.


http://tinyurl.com/y8prfput

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

23 Illegal alien kidnaps teen in KY and flees to SC. Gets nabbed by SLED.


http://tinyurl.com/ybey9hkf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

24 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/yc6ah4kz


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

25 Eris, the Hillary Clitnon Beach Collection is a War Crime you know that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:01 AM (bxLgY)

26
A new Asian friend invited us to a Chinese New Year dinner she prepared herself.

I fancy myself a good cook of all sorts of ethnic dishes.

Well, I used to anyway.

I may not need to eat again for another week.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM


I love good Chinese food. We used to have a good restaurant here in Podunct, SC but alas it closed down.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

27 Check your local Cinemark theaters for showings today of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Should be 2pm and 7pm.

Just so you are ready when Netflix gives us The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV series.

https://youtu.be/OGzVYyV_Jsg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:03 AM (bxLgY)

28 17
And for the 'rons, Chinese bikini pics:



http://www.ufunk.net/photos/chinese-bikini-philipp-engelhorn/



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (qJtVm)

I should have known better than to click on that link

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

29 G'mornin' Horde !

Thanks for all the news, Vic !

Jeepers, I saw that Rochester pic yesterday (inadvertently) and I'm not gonna do that again. Ol' rusted out tin can that been used to store fugly in.

The good news: Yay coffee !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 06:04 AM (H0hPC)

30 27
Check your local Cinemark theaters for showings today of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Should be 2pm and 7pm.

Just so you are ready when Netflix gives us The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV series.

https://youtu.be/OGzVYyV_Jsg


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:03 AM (bxLgY)

I rented that movie but did not like it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

31 You know I generally liked Henson's stuff, so that Dark Crystal thing was a disappointment. But my all time favorite was Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

32 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

The word "niggardly" has Norwegian origins. It figures that their flag is dog-whistle racist, too.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:10 AM (y+SdL)

33 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)

34 My favorite Henson movie is The Muppets Do Manhattan. Pretty edgy stuff!

Actually, my fave is Labyrinth. The last time I saw it on t.v. they pixeled out Bowie's crotchular area.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:12 AM (qJtVm)

35 33 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)
----
They should be playing some Danzig in the arena.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:13 AM (qJtVm)

36 33 Its in the German DNA

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:13 AM (aC6Sd)

37 Are there ninety-nine balloons involved?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:14 AM (bxLgY)

38 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

39 Leftists keep whittling away the 2nd Amendment and people keep going along with each wood chip hoping that will be the end. It is not nor will ever be.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:16 AM (aC6Sd)

40 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
________

Geopolitics could take a lesson from the Olympics. That way, Germany wouldn't fight Russia in a war ever again.

(Instead, Germany would fight the Army Soldiers from Russia. Totally different, you see.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:18 AM (y+SdL)

41 Good morning fellow mouth breathers and slackers!

17 >> Well. Alrighty then. Looks like Mucha Lucha has been very influential.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 06:19 AM (YYYb4)

42 2:00 left in the re-enactment on ice and this time the re-enactors have Germany ahead 3-2.

Time enough for Stalingrad?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:21 AM (fuK7c)

43 All Hail Eris, did you see this?

http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/liman-collection-jeux-de-societe-vintage/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:22 AM (bxLgY)

44 Well Germany lacks Bulgarian wingmen this time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (bxLgY)

45 Holy shit. They did get the stop at Stalingrad. 55 seconds to go.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (fuK7c)

46 Morning, Vic, thanks for the weekend VNN!

And now I want Chinese food. So dinner has been decided.



Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (XoAz8)

47
After he confiscated it the government wants it back


Send it back in pieces, really little pieces.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 25, 2018 06:24 AM (pNxlR)

48 46 And now I want Chinese food. So dinner has been decided.









Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:23 AM (XoAz

I was sitting here just now wanting some egg rolls.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

49 Those are beautiful Anna. I especially love the map of South America and the "emigrate to the United States" game.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (qJtVm)

50
When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (Mywmy)

51 All Hail Eris, they are part of a book which is available on Amazon. For $60 plus shipping.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (bxLgY)

52 Shrimp egg rolls and sesame chicken... yum. Maybe that will have to be lunch, lol.

Posted by: Gem at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (XoAz8)

53 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

A perfectly good word that I can't use.

Another one is "faggot." A faggot is a bundle of sticks. I know thins because the dictionary I was issued in third grade said so -- had a picture of one and everything. Everyone else in my class had the same dictionary, so it became a popular word for a few months. "What? There's nothing wrong with that word. It's in the dictionary! It's a bundle of sticks."

To this day, whenever I see a TV show or a video about the origins of Judaism, I remember my third-grade dictionary. Invariably, I see Abraham, walking up the mountain carrying a bundle of sticks on his shoulder so he can get the sacrificial fire going, and Isaac carrying a lamb, thinking the animal is the sacrifice. Poor Isaac, had no idea, even if it turned out that he was right in the end. But I always think, "There goes Abraham, up the mountain with his faggot!"

I denounce myself.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (y+SdL)

54 Nothing glazes my eyes over than written law, and never understood why if gun rights can be eaten away by states ones 1st Amendment rights can't as well.
You are not permitted to have a weapon magazine holding more than 7 rounds and you are not permitted to deny global warming and any statement of such.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (aC6Sd)

55 Gee, thanks Anna! No need to spring for overnight shipping.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:31 AM (qJtVm)

56 How is the battle on the ice going?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:32 AM (qJtVm)

57 Germans and Russians on the ice in a battle?

So where is Sergei Eisenstein?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:33 AM (bxLgY)

58 53 A perfectly good word that I can't use.



Another one is "faggot." A faggot is a bundle of sticks. I know
thins because the dictionary I was issued in third grade said so -- had a
picture of one and everything. Everyone else in my class had the same
dictionary, so it became a popular word for a few months. "What? There's
nothing wrong with that word. It's in the dictionary! It's a bundle of
sticks."



To this day, whenever I see a TV show or a video about the origins
of Judaism, I remember my third-grade dictionary. Invariably, I see
Abraham, walking up the mountain carrying a bundle of sticks on his
shoulder so he can get the sacrificial fire going, and Isaac carrying a
lamb, thinking the animal is the sacrifice. Poor Isaac, had no idea,
even if it turned out that he was right in the end. But I always think,
"There goes Abraham, up the mountain with his faggot!"



I denounce myself.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (y+SdL)


In GB it is a cigarette.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:33 AM (mpXpK)

59 Yeah All Hail Eris, overnight delivery unless Amazon starts selling sushi via drone is over-rated.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:34 AM (bxLgY)

60 16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Hehe, sounds like that other person who thought the Tennessee state flag was Nazi-ish or something. Dummies.

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 06:36 AM (EcEWt)

61 How is the battle on the ice going?


It's in sudden death.

(I had no idea how well this metaphor was going to work out).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:36 AM (fuK7c)

62 Bandersnatch did you see that email?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (bxLgY)

63 54
Nothing glazes my eyes over than written law, and never understood why
if gun rights can be eaten away by states ones 1st Amendment rights
can't as well.

You are not permitted to have a weapon magazine holding more than 7
rounds and you are not permitted to deny global warming and any
statement of such.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:30 AM (aC6Sd)

The problem with the bill of rights is that originally it was intended for the federal government only. Only certain 'rights' were enforced on the States and they were specifically called out in the Constitution.

The SCOTUS came along and invented "incorporation" out of thin air and clouded up the matter severely. But only a select few liberal liked 'rights' were incorporated.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (mpXpK)

64 In GB it is a cigarette.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
________

Now I'm picturing Abraham and Isaac atop the mountain. Isaac gets the lamb ready, and Abraham pulls out a pack of Pall Malls and offers his son a (last) cigarette.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:37 AM (y+SdL)

65 Bandersnatch did you see that email?

I did, but I missed whatever it's about.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:38 AM (fuK7c)

66 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Yeah, but I bet she wasn't chewing gum !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:38 AM (DMET3)

67 Missed? Oh sorry. The Empress had expressed a desire to see such after the Bollywood kerfluffle. So tried to oblige.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:39 AM (bxLgY)

68
66 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


But her bollard received round after round of free drinks.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 25, 2018 06:40 AM (pNxlR)

69 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)

70 I should have known better than to click on that link


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


"You're a braver man than I Gunga Din"

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (DMET3)

71 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Probably people trying to kill the blow flies that surround here.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (8ikIW)

72
Only certain 'rights' were enforced on the States and they were specifically called out in the Constitution.

Yes, abortion and gay marriage. Rights laid out in the secret annex to the Federalist.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (BF3QT)

73 The game will end when Paulus surrenders in person and doesn't shoot himself to save embarrassment.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (aC6Sd)

74 50 When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:27 AM (Mywmy)


Recipe for Horde Cookbook v2:

Lebensraum-kuchen cookies. Inside is a tiny version of "Mein Kampf."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (VM6ev)

75 ah

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:42 AM (fuK7c)

76 From Sean Spicier.

"Someone should ask Sheriff Israel why they sent their Olympic Hide and Seek team to a school shooting.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (8ikIW)

77
Chow Mein Kampf...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (VM6ev)

78 ah

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Gesundheit

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 06:43 AM (DMET3)

79 There was a article yesterday who knows where you don't know who will charge into battle and who won't, it likened that decision to the Red Badge of Courage.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:44 AM (aC6Sd)

80 Chow Mein Kampf - Schnitzel and noodles

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:45 AM (bxLgY)

81 When you eat at a German-Chinese restaurant, one hour later you're hungry for more territory.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
________

Everyone must have the Little Red Cabbage.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:45 AM (y+SdL)

82 Power play. So Germany ended up under-manned and the Russians won.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:47 AM (fuK7c)

83
Germany defeated by the 53rd Guards Power Play Division.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:50 AM (BF3QT)

84 Overskated the German position ?

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (EcEWt)

85
Coach Georgy Zhukov rewarded by not being shot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (T6w8A)

86 I guess everyone is now adapting the Bunker scene from Downfall to inform Adolf that Germany lost to Russia in hockey...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:52 AM (bxLgY)

87 Hadrian, How did the rest of the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (8h8XO)

88 "Pork with soup" in German is Schweinefleisch mit Suppe.

(If only there were some way to shorten that to make it easier to order.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (y+SdL)

89 Vic, Thanks for the reminder about Colt's first patent. That started the march to the best handgun in history: the Single Action Army revolver. (Preferably in 45 Colt.) Followed closely by the Ruger Single-Six and Blackhawk.

No doubt some will disagree, preferring double-action revolvers or those new-fangled semi autos. They are wrong, of course.

(Runs and hides until the next gun thread.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (V+03K)

90 Steiner never came!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (qJtVm)

91
Ben Had, Handsome Dan got a Hound Group 2, his first group placement.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 25, 2018 06:54 AM (PPIVH)

92 "Mein Fuhrer, Steiner..."

"Vas ist!"

"Steiner was in the penalty box."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:55 AM (bxLgY)

93 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (EyPfd)

94 89
Vic, Thanks for the reminder about Colt's first patent. That started the
march to the best handgun in history: the Single Action Army revolver.
(Preferably in 45 Colt.) Followed closely by the Ruger Single-Six and
Blackhawk.



No doubt some will disagree, preferring double-action revolvers or those new-fangled semi autos. They are wrong, of course.



(Runs and hides until the next gun thread.)

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (V+03K)


My little brother has a Colt Single Six in a .22 cal with a magnum cylinder included. It is still in the original box and has never been fired.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

95 Spent 1 TDY in Germany at a German AFB, lunch every day was what the German Air Force ate, don't remember much except it was pork every day and soup of some kind with fresh bread which was very good.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 06:57 AM (aC6Sd)

96 90 Steiner never came!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 06:53 AM (qJtVm)


"Ist das so?!"

- - Frau Steiner mit sextuplets

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 06:59 AM (VM6ev)

97 My father had a Single-Six in .357 - shot really well, nice trigger. One of the in-laws stole it when he passed.

De gustibus non est disputandam.
Don't run away on my account, JTB.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 06:59 AM (H0hPC)

98 don't remember much except it was pork every day and soup of some kind with fresh bread which was very good.
Posted by: Skip

If visiting Germany and if you are a vegetarian, the joke is to order the salad. It only has a little pork in it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:00 AM (8ikIW)

99 95>> I had a meal of Jaeger schnitzel when I was there a couple of weeks ago. I could eat that almost every day if I had to.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 07:00 AM (YYYb4)

100 Egypt has announced the discovery of a new necropolis near Minya. No word if they've found Nancy Pelosi's sarcophagus yet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:01 AM (bxLgY)

101 I thought the first C in CPAC stood for 'conservative'. What does that have to do with Michael Steele, Mona Charon, or Condi Rice? Or any Bush-bots?

Don't include John Bolton in that group.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:01 AM (V+03K)

102 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 07:02 AM (aC6Sd)

103 Hitler rant to Germany losing to OAR at ice hockey final in PyeongChang winter olympic games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgYF9bUzM2A

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:03 AM (y+SdL)

104 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


I'd probably stand and cheer, too. Over the fact that she'll never be president.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 07:03 AM (2FqvZ)

105 I'd probably stand and cheer, too. Over the fact that she'll never be president.
Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises

The restaurant new she was coming in. Offered everyone a free meal if they cheered.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

106 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip
________

Forget the Air Force. It's the German Navy that's changed. They still use the old Wolfpack tactic except now the submarines surround the ship and rape it.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:10 AM (y+SdL)

107
Maybe Hillary is thinking of running again? I say, 'Go for it baitch'.

Trump calling her a 'nasty woman'? One of the highlights of the debate.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 07:11 AM (2FqvZ)

108 Hitler rant to Germany losing to OAR at ice hockey final in PyeongChang winter olympic games


Wow, that didn't take long. I don't think it was live when I was just watching, but still.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 07:13 AM (fuK7c)

109 That was a very quick effort on the video. Or did they have a time machine?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:15 AM (bxLgY)

110 hat was a very quick effort on the video. Or did they have a time machine?

The game was played about 10 PM CST yesterday.

So yes, a time machine.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

111 Vic, An unfired Single-Six is sad to contemplate but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen. Just my attitude.

Sock, Good to know others appreciate single actions. But stealing a man's revolver should be a hangin' offense.

The pup is signaling it is time to use the yard followed by his breakfast. BBL.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)

112 Ace is investigating an Olympic time machine. Figures he can get it cheap now that it's over.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:18 AM (8ikIW)

113 He will do it! A devotional from the Brooklyn Tabernacle:

https://tinyurl.com/y9c4upu9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:20 AM (8+Ozj)

114 TX lab bills woman for $17,850 worth of uncalled for urine tests which the insurance company refuses to pay for. I don't know how they do it in TX but whenever my insurance has disputed a bill here from any medical group they always send me a notice that says they have a dispute, will not pay the bill (or part of it) and they further say that I do not owe anything.


http://tinyurl.com/y8hg347w
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


I'm having a dispute right now that is similar. One bill is for a test that I refused several times while hospitalized in 2016. After the Students, then Residents then attending came in day after day I finally gave in. Of course I was right and it was negative. Covered by insurance, the pathology group demanded cash payment. When I gave them my insurance info again and said get it from them, they said they only deal in cash and it was my debt. I refused to pay and they have been harassing me for two years. Yesterday I got another bill from the same hospitalization. This time from a debt collector. This is from the ER I first checked into. Covered under insurance, they did not or would not submit the bill even though they had the insurance info. Threatening to sue me.
Both of these groups are refusing to bill the insurance company because the reimbursement will be less than what they think they can get from me directly. If they sue me I will counter sue.
Assholes. All of them.
Both

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (QsL9e)

115 106 I have often wondered what the German Air Force eats these days, especially if there are lots of immigrants in it, or isn't?

Posted by: Skip
________

Forget the Air Force. It's the German Navy that's changed. They still use the old Wolfpack tactic except now the submarines surround the ship and rape it.
Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 07:10 AM (y+SdL)


Franchise idea: Karl's Donuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (VM6ev)

116 Cute piglet picture:

https://tinyurl.com/y8suzd8e

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:22 AM (8+Ozj)

117
Buy a dozen and get a free Jodl...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:22 AM (VM6ev)

118 A free Jodl, you gonna pay a Peiper for that one...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:23 AM (bxLgY)

119 111 but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen.


Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)



Don't understrand that comment????

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:24 AM (mpXpK)

120 118 A free Jodl, you gonna pay a Peiper for that one...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 07:23 AM (bxLgY)


Pvt. Snoballl unavailable.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 25, 2018 07:25 AM (VM6ev)

121 And speaking of Jodling, I love that the OAR hockey team sang the "banned" Russian national anthem after their victory.

Sorry, Teutonic Knights.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (qJtVm)

122 but I don't agree with the idea of a safe queen.


Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 07:17 AM (V+03K)



Don't understrand that comment????


Posted by: Vic We Have


He thinks there's a male skater in your safe

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (DMET3)

123 122 He thinks there's a male skater in your safe

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:27 AM (DMET3)

OK, I get it now. He doesn't believe in collecting guns for the sake of collecting. As far as I know that is the only gun my little brother has kept in the unfired condition.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

124 Fat, ugly and illegally in this country making death threats is no way to go through life Abigail Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (EoRCO)

125 Being an NRA member, and a member of the United Airlines MileagePlus club, I sent United an e-mail yesterday asking if they could think of any reason why I should continue to maintain my business relationship with United.

Still no reply.


Same with Enterprise.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 07:31 AM (EyPfd)

126 BTW looking around the internet it appears that gun is now worth just over $1,000.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

127 BTW looking around the internet it appears that gun is now worth just over $1,000.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


REALLY ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:33 AM (DMET3)

128 127 REALLY ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:33 AM (DMET3)

Yes, really. Fired ones going between $600 and $800 depending on the condition.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 07:35 AM (mpXpK)

129 In Chickens Coming Home To Roost news, Diane Feinstein failed last night to get a majority of party delegates endorsement over her challenger Kevin de Leon, an even more hard left,open borders amnesty loving ICE hating, Hispanic state senate leader. This despite support of the party leadership.

This is what population replacement looks like Ms Feinstein, get used to it. This is just the start for you and your white liberal associates.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 07:36 AM (NbRJx)

130 Whoa

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 07:36 AM (DMET3)

131 Good Morning, Horde, JJ and Vic. And what a glorious morning it is!

I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:37 AM (O6yAf)

132 Avis, Delta, MetLife, Symantec, Allied, Enterprise, North American, Budget, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, SimpliSafe, United, Chubb, Paramount RX, TRUE Car, screw all of them.

I liked the NRAs statement, "These brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve"

Posted by: jsg at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (0L9t6)

133
Latvia scored a bronze medal!

Posted by: George Constanza at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (2FqvZ)

134 Morning all. Thanks for the news Vic and thanks for the post krak.
My second Sunday in a row off work. I'm gonna go back to bed and snooze for a while. Enjoy the day ya'll.

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (yJ1e6)

135 but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.
Posted by: ALH

And in most of the commercials aired during and about the Olympics, there are evidently no white non-flamboyant males in the games.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:39 AM (8ikIW)

136 "I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application."

I have no trouble with believing that.


Me, I very quickly became tired of the constant preachy vibe coming off of than near every aspect of the events, the background stories, and the advertisements.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 07:41 AM (EyPfd)

137 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 25, 2018 07:41 AM (KCxzN)

138 Me, I very quickly became tired of the constant preachy vibe coming off of than near every aspect of the events, the background stories, and the advertisements.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Plus you can get the winners of the game off the intertube when you wake up in the AM

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:42 AM (8ikIW)

139 Anyone have a consolidated list of who's abandoned the NRA, so I can avoid them.

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:44 AM (yM/Yl)

140 Anyone have a consolidated list of who's abandoned the NRA, so I can avoid them.
Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:44 AM (yM/Yl)

See #132......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 25, 2018 07:46 AM (EoRCO)

141 Here in the Berkshires, I want to think winter is over. However, I have lived here 25 years and the worst storm I have ever seen was March 31, 1997. 4.5 ft. Ugh

Posted by: REDACTED at February 25, 2018 07:46 AM (VWsDy)

142 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

Remember, when this happens to Republicans, it's a sign of extremism.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 07:47 AM (u8Nqb)

143 >>I read recently that the reason viewership is down for the Olympics so much is because athletes were chosen not based on their ability, but rather whether they checked off one or more of the 467 boxes on the demographic page of the application.



Ah. That would explain the fawning over Adam Rippon, who was the weakest of the 3 US male figure skaters. And then NBC offered him a job, because more cowbell!

Think in general the coverage has been more about personalities NBC likes, such as with Lindsey Vonn. They've been doing this for years, but it's waaaay out of proportion with what I've seen this year.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (W+vEI)

144 38 I seem to recall a big controversy a few years ago when some black lawmaker was outraged about the use of the term "niggardly" by somebody in DC.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

The DC mayor lost his job for using that word properly.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (EZebt)

145 See it now. Probably a bad idea for those security companies to abandon the NRA, not sure what the others were doing witht he NRA.

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (yM/Yl)

146 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

Heh! It won't be long before Democrats abandon immigration 'reform' and endorse voter roll verification.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 25, 2018 07:49 AM (YYYb4)

147 142 California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein in re-election bid

To be fair, La Feinstein has been coming off with a decidedly Granny Vibe lately when I've seen her on TV. Her voice is sort of shakey. And her skin tone has that 70's pallor due to the continued use of dark hair dye.

NTTAWWT.

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:50 AM (O6yAf)

148 Remember, when this happens to Republicans, it's a sign of extremism.
Posted by: Circa

And Russian collusion

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 07:50 AM (8ikIW)

149 Heading into my last night in the Philippines.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 07:51 AM (5fRCd)

150 Being an NRA member, and a member of the United Airlines MileagePlus club, I sent United an e-mail yesterday asking if they could think of any reason why I should continue to maintain my business relationship with United.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
________

Because of the children!!!

Posted by: WaterCow (adopting the leftist mindset so you don't have to) at February 25, 2018 07:52 AM (y+SdL)

151 Pork chops in the crockpot and rice ready to add water on the stove. The oven is programmed to preheat so I can throw the biscuits in there when we get home from worship today.

It's going to be a nice Sunday lunch.

Y'all behave and I'll see you when I get back!

Posted by: ALH at February 25, 2018 07:53 AM (O6yAf)

152 I didn t know all the car rental places were cross owned

Posted by: Jean at February 25, 2018 07:53 AM (yM/Yl)

153 Long ago, a friend invited me to his Chinese girlfriend's family's place for an Easter(!) dinner. I have never had another meal like that. And yes, I didn't eat for a week.

The weren't Christians but did it to honor their daughter who was.

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at February 25, 2018 07:56 AM (mkDTe)

154 Any politician that uses that word is tone-deaf enough to lose his job sooner or later.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 07:58 AM (rnAwa)

155 close encounters of the third kind and the maltese falcon are both on tv now.

close encounters (1977) is closer to the maltese falcon (1941) than we (201 are to close encounters.

weird.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:58 AM (Pg+x7)

156 69 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)

Police Departments hand out awards like candy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (NWiLs)

157 2018

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (Pg+x7)

158 Rare yellow cardinal seen in Alabama backyard. See video:

https://tinyurl.com/y95sev5r

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (8+Ozj)

159 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)



Those Norwegian Confederates are the most dangerous of all!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (SiINZ)

160 18 TX rancher finds a government spy cam installed on his property without his permission. After he confiscated it the government wants it back. I say tough shit assholes, should have asked for and obtain permission. They don't have a leg to stand on.


http://tinyurl.com/yco6jxce
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

Arrogant fascist cocksuckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (NWiLs)

161 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (Pg+x7)

162 SimpliSafe is beyond head scratching

Posted by: Jen the original at February 25, 2018 08:00 AM (3WpEh)

163 {i'll stop now.}

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (Pg+x7)

164 Kids write uplifting notes to every kid in school:


https://tinyurl.com/yaotalru

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (8+Ozj)

165 Germany is fighting Russia right now and for some reason they're calling the space between them the Neutral Zone instead of Poland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 06:11 AM (fuK7c)



Unique strategy of the Russian hockey team to retreat until it starts snowing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:01 AM (SiINZ)

166 Diane Feinstein failed last night to get a majority of party delegates endorsement over her challenger Kevin de Leon,
_____________________

That's Kevin "Most of my family is in the U.S. illegally" de Leon.

Reap what you've sown, Feinstein. You invited in hordes of illegal alien Mexicans, and now they've decided they don't need you anymore and they're going to replace you with one of their own.

Idiot.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

167 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]



An 8 followed by a ) creates a smiley.


The yellow cardinal thing is cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (fuK7c)

168 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (DMET3)

170 You're right !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (DMET3)

171
The number 8 immediately followed by close parentheses ")" invokes a smile from Pixy.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (2FqvZ)

172

vs.

8 )

Posted by: JAS at February 25, 2018 08:05 AM (sCN2W)

173 Idiot.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

===

I think most liberals are often surprised at the predictable outcomes of their own policies.

Usually, not until it affects them personally.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (EZebt)

174 >>Reap what you've sown, Feinstein. You invited in hordes of illegal alien Mexicans, and now they've decided they don't need you anymore and they're going to replace you with one of their own.


Seem to recall the same thing happening to George Galloway (UK MP).
Useful Idiots.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (W+vEI)

175 The yellow cardinal thing is cool.

How do you create one of them ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (DMET3)

176 167: bandersnatch

ahhhhhhhhhh. thank you.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (Pg+x7)

177 Well, you can't blame me for the lower Olympics ratings. I was fabulous!

Posted by: Johnny Weir at February 25, 2018 08:07 AM (rctDH)

178 Another great book

Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:07 AM (8+Ozj)

179 168 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)

I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)

180 [why did that smiley face pop into 2018? very weird.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp
________

Yeah, gotta be careful with that. At work, I sent a message to a supervisor about something with a part (a) and a part (b). What he saw was an angel and a mug of beer.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (y+SdL)

181 Kissing GFM ass, that is.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:09 AM (NWiLs)

182 19
Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.


http://tinyurl.com/y7sfdt9z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

Were they cheering because she didn't trip on her way in?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 25, 2018 08:09 AM (D3cJf)

183 Another great book

Take your life Back-How to Stop letting the past and other people control you-Good sections on recovering from trauma

https://tinyurl.com/y7cezync

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
________

Do make sure you repost this in the book thread.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (y+SdL)

184 173 Idiot.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 25, 2018 08:02 AM (fqUgw)

===

I think most liberals are often surprised at the predictable outcomes of their own policies.

Usually, not until it affects them personally.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:06 AM (EZebt)

Does it make me a horrible person to hope those consequences get visited on them in shockingly brutal ways?

Also, your hash is hilarious.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (NWiLs)

185 Those Norwegian Confederates are the most dangerous of all!!!!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 07:59 AM (SiINZ)
---
The NorSouthernmen in their longboats, wreaking havoc along the coast.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:11 AM (qJtVm)

186 I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:11 AM (398bZ)

187 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)

188 Yep: yet again, the NOAA is telling porkies.
---------------

Heh. That sounds like an Ace-ism.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (QxXRY)

189 I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.

I joined.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)

190 119 ... Vic, A safe queen is any gun left in the safe and never fired. Unless the gun is extremely valuable and might be an investment or is an antique that might not be safe to shoot I think all firearms are meant to be used. Cared for, certainly, but used.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (V+03K)

191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd)

192 Good Sunday morning Horde. I am sick - so, no church, but here's BibleGateway's verse of the day:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV

The free audio feature on Bible Gateway is a treasure. I've half-way memorized sort of a lot of the Gospel of Matthew, just by listening to it being read in the background.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (lwiT4)

193 Cloyd Freud, Unemployed

Are you still unemployed ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (DMET3)

194 Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:10 AM (y+SdL)

Thanks. I'll try. I'm usually otherwise occupied during the book thread. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (8+Ozj)

195 191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd)

Juking the stats, as they'd say in The Wire.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (NWiLs)

196 Scankles gets a standing ovation for walking into a restaurant in NYC.

Let's do this experiment in say, Oklahoma City.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (u8Nqb)

197 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have
only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid
offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)
=======================

What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

198 Good Sunday morning Horde. I am sick - so, no church, but here's BibleGateway's verse of the day:

I'm sorry, dear. I will pray for you. What's going on?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (8+Ozj)

199 "I wonder how many renewals and new memberships NRA got last week. I'll bet it was yuge.
"

I renewed yesterday.

Mrs VIA will renew today.

I think Little VIA already has.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (EyPfd)

200 I joined.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Yay! I know several morons commented that they'd joined or renewed. My membership had just lapsed and I renewed.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (398bZ)

201 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

Nothing wrong with it, but it has a cross in it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (8+Ozj)

202 197 Time for Norway to change their flag. They have
only had it since 1821 and changing it is a small price to pay to avoid
offending worldly, woke residents of Seattle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:13 AM (u8Nqb)
=======================

What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

The flag is fine. The problem is Seattle residents are retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:16 AM (NWiLs)

203 washroom=was from

Where in the heck did THAT auto-cucumber come from?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:17 AM (EyPfd)

204 What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag? I suppose I could read up thread. Nah.


Posted by: grammie winger -


I'll save ya some steps Grammie....

Some dope in Seattle mistook the Norwegian flag for a confederate flag.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:18 AM (DMET3)

205 >>>>>
119 ... Vic, A safe queen is any gun left in the safe and never fired.
Unless the gun is extremely valuable and might be an investment or is an
antique that might not be safe to shoot I think all firearms are meant
to be used. Cared for, certainly, but used.



Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:13 A.
.
.
.Just like a Hanger Queen in the Navy, except we usually cannibalize those Aircraft for spare parts.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:18 AM (+Dllb)

206 washroom=was from

Where in the heck did THAT auto-cucumber come from?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Thank you for the correction. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the AC's and spelling errors.
I was beginning to think that the airport had a St TrayTray Memorial Crapper

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (8ikIW)

207 What the flip is wrong with Norway's flag?

Posted by: grammie winger
________

When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag. Some idiot is Seattle mistook it as such and complained.

(My favorite is how a Jack Daniel's banner was mistaken for an ISIS flag.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (y+SdL)

208 Fenelon - just a little flare-up of my Lupus. I shall slay it in no time.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (lwiT4)

209 193 Cloyd Freud, Unemployed
Are you still unemployed ?
Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (DMET3)

Ha! Actually, I haven't been working for a few months due to medical issues. Two surgeries with hospital stays followed by a five-day hospital stay for a post-surgical infection. It's about time for me to start looking.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (398bZ)

210 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag. Some idiot is Seattle mistook it as such and complained.

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


Seattle is full of Scandinavians. You mean this twit never saw a Norwegian flag before? LOL

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (lwiT4)

211 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag.

No, it cannot. Absurd.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:20 AM (u8Nqb)

212 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:19 AM (lwiT4)

Sorry to hear that. Nasty condition. Will lift you up yo God for strength and healing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (8+Ozj)

213 Seattle is full of Scandinavians. You mean this twit never saw a Norwegian flag before? LOL

Posted by: grammie winger

All that rain causes brain mushrooms

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (8ikIW)

214 Best of luck, Cloyd !

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (DMET3)

215 Isn't the Broward County Sheriff due to make an appearance on cnn this morning?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 25, 2018 08:04 AM (+Dllb)



He can explain how the NRA forced him to do nothing after 39 visits to the killer and how it also forced his deputies to stand outside while the shooting was going on in the school

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (SiINZ)

216 Were they cheering because she didn't trip on her way in?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed
------------

She is being watched over by The Blessed Bollard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (nBBdT)

217 And the Coward of Broward who was the SRO; in the past he got positive evaluations and even snagged 'Employee of the Month.'
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 06:41 AM (bxLgY)


That makes sense if his real job was to be the "fixer" in the alleged conspiracy between the Broward County Sheriff's Office and the school district to under-report crime committed by misunderstood minority yutes in order to get some of that sweet, sweet DOJ grant money. I don't see any other reason for a 20 minute delay on the surveillance camera system. He wasn't a Security Guard, he was a Security Monitor[/].

Sheriff Israel wanted to keep his stooge happy. I would be completely unsurprised if we learn that the "Employee of the Year" award came with a cash bonus.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (5Yee7)

218 I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)



GFM? Gay farking men?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (SiINZ)

219 Dope doesn't know the difference between a cross and an x with stars?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (8+Ozj)

220 Thanks Fenelon - I appreciate it. I've been in remission for a couple of years, and thought I had slain the beast. Ah well, thorn in the flesh and all that.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (lwiT4)

221 I renewed yesterday. Mrs VIA will renew today. I think Little VIA already has.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:15 AM (EyPfd)

I'm hearing that from lots of people. I don't know if NRA ever releases information about membership, but there's no telling how big this bump is.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (398bZ)

222 Hopefully Sheriff Israel's CNN appearance will go a little better than his press release.

https://wp.me/p6MziH-2JKu

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:23 AM (EyPfd)

223 218 I can't stand to look at that smug bastard. I saw the video someone posted the other day of him kissing GFM at a mosque. Put together with the rest of his leftist agenda, this guy is part of TWANLOC and a domestic enemy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:08 AM (NWiLs)



GFM? Gay farking men?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:22 AM (SiINZ)

In my haste and early-morning stupor I left out the word "ass." GFM stands for Goat-Fucking Mohammedan.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (NWiLs)

224 He can explain how the NRA forced him to do nothing after 39 visits to the killer and how it also forced his deputies to stand outside while the shooting was going on in the school
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:21 AM (SiINZ)

Haven't you heard? Sheriff says they only had 23 incidents. Not 39 so no reason for alarm.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (is5l6)

225 150: Those adolescents are making the most out of their 15 minutes and I'm already sick of them. I could have continued to be miserable about their traumatic experience, but I no longer am. As soon as they and their handlers lashed out for group punishment of any and all gun owners and conservatives, I started to no longer care. I particular hate that pig nosed Hogg bastard.

The party atmosphere of the TV appearances are nauseating. They may be being exploited for political gain, but their trauma looks forced at this point.

The pussyheads want to "march for the children", fuck this shit.

The fault lays at the doorsteps of the perp, the law enforcement persons who did nothing to stop him despite two FBI "tips" and 37 police visits. Nothing triggered a problem with his background check, seems nothing was reported.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:24 AM (5gaNQ)

226 Thanks, I love my hash too. Appropriate, no?

Part of my political evolution came when I was doing a consulting gig for the welfare department, about 20 years ago. Back then, federally supported programs were closed to illegals. But I learned that the City maintained its own, identical, programs using only local tax dollars, so that illegals would be provided the exact same benefit as citizens.

I found this unjust.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (EZebt)

227 When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag.
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Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (y3sT9)

228 Hopefully Sheriff Israel's CNN appearance will go a little better than his press release.

https://wp.me/p6MziH-2JKu
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Heh. No, there were only 23 "incidents" not 39!

I guess anything over 25, they put a laser focus on it.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (8ikIW)

229 Fenelon that yellow cardinal is gorgeous! I shared the story on FB. I have a dear friend who loves cardinals.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (dUJdY)

230 "Yeah, gotta be careful with that. At work, I sent a message to a supervisor about something with a part (a) and a part (b). What he saw was an angel and a mug of beer.
Posted by: FireHorse "

lol !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (H0hPC)

231 Vic, Sorry for the late response to your question but the dog insisted. Didn't know any Ruger Single-Six was worth a thousand bucks. I don't keep track of gun values. At that possible price, I would be tempted not to fire it. Tell your brother to preserve the box and paperwork if he still has it. That adds to the value.

Since none of my guns are that collectible, this is not a decision I have to make. Heck, I bought most of them used anyway.

Posted by: JTB at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (V+03K)

232 No, it cannot. Absurd.

Posted by: Circa
________

Red, with a blue cross bordered in white. Unless it's fully unfurled, it's hard to tell a cross from a saltire. One's imagination can add the stars.

Vexillology aside, someone was offended. This takes priority over any legitimate basis for the offense.

Posted by: WaterCow (adopting the leftist mindset so you don't have to) at February 25, 2018 08:27 AM (y+SdL)

233 228: Is this Israel guy anything other than a slimy pol? Hope his downfall is swift and brutal

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (5gaNQ)

234 That press release...holy shit.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (u8Nqb)

235 You don't eat Chinese food. You rent Chinese food.

Posted by: Jdw at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (bEQgN)

236 Haven't you heard? Sheriff says they only had 23 incidents. Not 39 so no reason for alarm.
Posted by: weirdflunky
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Maybe he lived more than 10 miles away from the Sheriff's department.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (y3sT9)

237 Audubon blames "environmental stressors" as possible cause of yellow Cardinal.
Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 08:28 AM (RuIsu)

238 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (dUJdY)

They are beautiful, aren't they? I always cheers me up when I see one of the males flitting around.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (8+Ozj)

239 CN, I totally agree. I especially detest that David Hogg. That very first interview he gave, that evening after the shooting? Yeah.. a little too composed and a very fast talker. I was suspicious from the get go.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (dUJdY)

240 Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,


Ummmmm....where did you get a Union Jack from?

Do you have flags from ALL of the countries ?

Do you have a good pile and a bad pile ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (DMET3)

241 Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?
Posted by: Burger Chef

It turned me into a newt!

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 08:29 AM (8ikIW)

242 Only in the febrile, ready-to-be-triggered mind of the observer. I mentioned here that the same thing happened with a neighbor when I put up a Union Jack after the Brexit vote.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:26 AM (y3sT9)
----
There are some profoundly ignorant people out there using up MY oxygen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:30 AM (qJtVm)

243 Red, with a blue cross bordered in white. Unless it's fully unfurled, it's hard to tell a cross from a saltire.
================


Sweden has the same flag, just in different colors. I guess it would be hard to confuse a sky blue flag with a sunshine-y yellow cross on it for anything sinister.


Norway = Notorious debil flag. What a buffoon.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (lwiT4)

244 'Yup. AGW, is there anything it can't do?
Posted by: Burger Chef

It turned me into a newt!'

(Insert music note here) And don't it make my brown eyes blue (insert music note here)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (EyPfd)

245 "195 191 had previously said that St.TrayTable washroom Broward County.

Actually, Miami-Dade.

Same 'Let's not arrest minority students' policy in place for both, though.

Pretty sure.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:14 AM (EyPfd) "


Actually, I'd bet that the same Fed regulations are applicable to just about every major school district Demonrat-run s#ithole in the country.
Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (H0hPC)

246 Is this Israel guy anything other than a slimy pol? Hope his downfall is swift and brutal
Posted by: CN
-----------

His academic background: Bachelor's degree in Political Science from one of the SUNY's.

The guy's an archetype of the carpetbaggers

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (Zdm89)

247 Fenelon, we had a bird feeder out front for a time and one day I was just sitting on the porch and saw a male and female cardinal. The male would take a seed a put it in the females mouth. It was so adorable!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (dUJdY)

248 "Threatening to sue me.
Both of these groups are refusing to bill the insurance company because the reimbursement will be less than what they think they can get from me directly. If they sue me I will counter sue.
Assholes. All of them. "

Don't know what state you're in - if you're in Texas, they're going to find out that it's almost impossible to collect on an unsecured debt, even if one wins the lawsuit. Basically your car, your house, your bank accounts, and your first 70K of possessions (roughly) are all exempt from collection efforts. Which is why no one bothers suing unsecured debtors in Texas, not worth the effort.

other states, ymmv

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (V2Yro)

249 There are some profoundly ignorant people out there using up MY oxygen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris,


!

Oh.

From now on, I'll only take every other breath.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:32 AM (DMET3)

250 "When it hangs a certain way, it can look like the Confederate flag."

You know, this was really a problem once. The "Stainless Banner," the second flag of the Confederacy, was criticized because its white field could easily be mistaken for a flag of truce.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:34 AM (398bZ)

251 That yellow cardinal is gorgeous.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:34 AM (qJtVm)

252 The male would take a seed a put it in the females mouth. It was so adorable!

Posted by: Jewells45


He was making sure that it wasn't poison.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (DMET3)

253 Sweden has the same flag, just in different colors. I guess it would be hard to confuse a sky blue flag with a sunshine-y yellow cross on it for anything sinister.

Posted by: grammie winger
________

The trouble with Sweden's flag is that the colors separate in a centrifuge. Same might happen in a very strong wind. Turns it into Ukraine's flag. It could give Russia ideas.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (y+SdL)

254 From now on, I'll only take every other breath.
Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:32 AM (DMET3)
---
Hordies get extra oxygen ration.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (qJtVm)

255 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party



That's just what those crafty Norwegians want you to think it's a Norwegian flag while all along cleverly intending it to really be a Confederate flag!!! Next thing you know you'll have fjords all over your lawn!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:35 AM (SiINZ)

256 Mike Hammer - are you in the general vicinity of Charlotte? I was wondering when they are going to move Billy Graham from his hometown up to the US Capital Rotunda, to lie in state there. I know they are doing two viewings, one in Charlotte and one in Washington DC.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (lwiT4)

257 That yellow cardinal is gorgeous.


Teenagers and Krylon......

what can't they do ?

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (DMET3)

258 "Actually, I'd bet that the same Fed regulations are applicable to just about every major school district Demonrat-run s#ithole in the country.
Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, ..."

We were discussing that here at stately VIA Manor last night.

And after describing the policy, I asked what would be possible events taking place which would offer evidence that a similar policy were in effect here.

Every offered example of evidence exists right here.

Lots of eyeballs got opened on that one.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 25, 2018 08:36 AM (EyPfd)

259 Hordies get extra oxygen ration.


Kewl

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:37 AM (DMET3)

260
I recorded some OTA Olympics for the wife to watch this morning. Every two minutes she has to pick up the remote and FF through a commercial. Screw that shit.

That's how you lose an audience.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 25, 2018 08:39 AM (2FqvZ)

261 Morning, all. Heading home later, after we drop off MiL in the city at Life Coach and Checkbook's club for lunch.

Not even kidding, I feel like I've been here for a week. I did her laundry yesterday (she has a maid, but handed it to me and I complied), did her grocery shopping, her sister requested fresh flowers for her apartment, which my husband bought, husband's BFF and the psycho wife who left and took all his stuff -- and he took her back -- dropped in for a visit, which was just PERFECT.

Now I have a nasty cough and it's pouring rain which makes the drive down I-75 fun. Want to go home.

Next week will see what I can do for my girlfriend who is going quickly from dementia. Her husband can use help with meals.

Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:40 AM (JxYR+)

262 Re flags: I regularly display the First National Flag, the "Stars and Bars." It's a beautiful flag and I don't think anyone in my neighborhood knows what it is.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:40 AM (398bZ)

263 Jane - you are a fortress, woman. Proverbs 31.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (lwiT4)

264 Flag trivia: France used to have a flag of three stripes of equal width, but because the striped appear to be different widths when flying, the widths of the blue, white and red stripes are in a 30:33:37 ratio (respectively) to make them appear equally wide.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (y+SdL)

265 From all gay all the time Yahoo:

Now skier Gus Kenworthy, another openly gay Olympian who is not a fan of Pence, has taken this red-hot shot across the bow of U.S.-Russian politics with this fiery tweet on the dusk of the Winter Games in response to Russia's gold medal win in hockey.

Russia's biggest win since the 2016 US Presidential election!




Gee, I wonder why it's the lowest rated Olympics ever.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (SiINZ)

266 Ummmmm....where did you get a Union Jack from?

Do you have flags from ALL of the countries ?

Do you have a good pile and a bad pile ?
Posted by: JT
------------
*glances around nervously*

Why, no. Why would you ask that?

It all started when I stopped by the metal recyclers to drop off some metal scraps. There, I spied a 25' aluminum antenna mast removed from a cell tower.

"Ha!", sez I, "that would make a fine flagpole". The rest is history. It's topped, btw, with a salvaged brass toilet bowl float. I'm the envy of my neighbors.

Ah...where was I? Oh yeah, the flags. I have something of a collection. My pride is my dad's 48 star, that I put up on his birthday, which is June 14th, Flag Day.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:41 AM (FJXGr)

267 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)

268 Oh grammie, so sorry you're sick!
I rarely get a yes from The Big Guy but maybe, since it's for you...

By the stripes on the back of our Lord Jesus in whose name we ask, Father God, make grammie better.
You promised.
Thanks

And the second is like unto it ( borrowed from the good doctor and why I often sign off with it here ),,, Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (9razJ)

269 Jane, you have earned the pity party. Good Lord girl.. take a break and do something for yourself!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (dUJdY)

270 Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.


Posted by: Jane D'oh


Cheer up Jane.
Just remember.....

You know who AIN't the Pres of you know where.

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (DMET3)

271 Anyhow, I need to reach Slap and ask him to put my girlfriend and her family on the prayer list. She's in her 50's and her dementia is severe. Really bad. Breaks my heart for her, her incredible husband, and her boys.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (JxYR+)

272 Knucklehead in CT posts video "destroying" her Sig Sauer P229...her name is Amanda Meyer, New Haven, CT and self describes herself as a Hillbilly, as she is originally from, Strawberry Point, Iowa...

Posted by: KWDreaming at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (mBmTz)

273 Jane - I'm not kind at all. LOL - just calling it like I see it.


Thanks teej, I appreciate your prayers. You're a peach!

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (lwiT4)

274 We appreciate you Jane!

(((hugs)))

Maybe it's time to go on strike.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (qJtVm)

275 osted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:31 AM (dUJdY)

That's really a nice thing to see.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (8+Ozj)

276 And grammie, prayers for you, hon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:44 AM (JxYR+)

277 *glances around nervously*

Why, no. Why would you ask that?

LOL

Posted by: JT at February 25, 2018 08:45 AM (DMET3)

278 Well, we finally have sunshine after a week of ice, drizzle and cold. May actually take a walk later, bad foot or not. Will wear my special clod hoppers so hopefully keeps the pain at a minimum.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (dUJdY)

279 Posted by: KWDreaming at February 25, 2018 08:43 AM (mBmTz)

Iowa has hills?

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (0+nbW)

280 Sorry for pity party. Exhausted and down in the dumps.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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When you're down in the dumps, this is the dump to be down in.

As soon as you get to Macon which doesn't take too long, you should be able to smell the barn. Next stop Savannah.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (9tO1t)

281 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (hyuyC)

282 Ah...where was I? Oh yeah, the flags. I have something of a collection. My pride is my dad's 48 star, that I put up on his birthday, which is June 14th, Flag Day.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (+Tibp)

283 "She's in her 50's and her dementia is severe. Really bad. Breaks my heart for her, her incredible husband, and her boys."

It's a terrible thing. My family dealt with my grandmother's dementia for many years, and you're right--it's heartbreaking.

I can say this: Now that she's gone, I don't regret anything I ever tried to do to help her. I suspect you'll feel the same.

Hang in there!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (398bZ)

284 My husband actually criticized me yesterday for not "having a good time" being here. I'm walking around with a smile on my face, working my butt off for The Queen and her sister, and it's not enough.

He has forgotten that I came up here after his dad's surgery and took care of both of his parents when he and his siblings were too busy.

I'm too tired to even argue with him. But it hurts me deeply.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:47 AM (JxYR+)

285 Thanks Jane. I plan to take this round like a Rock'em Sock'em Robot. Been doing this dance since I was in college. That's why I thought I could never have children, but God is good - He opened a window at just the right time. So I would feel stupid raggin' on Him now, after all He's done for me.


Still, it would be nice to put this wolf behind me.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (lwiT4)

286 261: Sorry that you're having such a bad time. I don't think I could be so giving to the MiL and company. In fact I know I wasn't.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (5gaNQ)

287 267 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)

===
He appreciates you! But if you need a token of appreciation, whatever form that may take, Be specific and direct. I think most guys need and appreciate being told. I myself am clueless.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 25, 2018 08:48 AM (EZebt)

288 Iowa has hills?

Posted by: BignJames at February 25, 2018 08:46 AM (0+nbW)
==================

Yeah, there's a stalk of corn that's a little higher than the others.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:49 AM (lwiT4)

289 Yeah, there's a stalk of corn that's a little higher than the others.

LOL!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 25, 2018 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

290 I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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I mentioned the other day that I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:55 AM (cp1if)

291 I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:55 AM (cp1if)
================

And you've managed to avoid arrest?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 25, 2018 08:56 AM (lwiT4)

292 I am being tortured again today. Sunny out right now and supposed to hit 84F. Can't hit the porch rocker though due to prostate.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (mpXpK)

293 Book thread is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (qJtVm)

294 And you've managed to avoid arrest?
Posted by: grammie winger
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No one knows what it is, or they assume it is a Texas flag.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (cp1if)

295 I have a ton of American historic flags like the First Continental, Moultrie, Guilford, etc. I used the for history lessons for the kiddos. I still fly them when the weather permits.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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Do you have the "Say NO to Popery!" flag?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 25, 2018 08:57 AM (qJtVm)

296 16 Stupid liberal Seattle resident is 'offended by confederate flag' being flown across the street from her. Turns out it was a Norwegian flag being flown by a Norwegian-American to support the Olympics.


http://tinyurl.com/y7gh6ffb
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 05:58 AM (mpXpK)


Maybe he was from southern Norway.

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (sdi6R)

297 I mentioned the other day that I have a Bonnie Blue flag, that I fly on Confederate Memorial Day.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9c7rvv2
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

I have a Bonnie Blue that I try to pass off as the David Burnett on Texas' San Jacinto day.

Also, I have a flag flown by the Confederate Cherokees called the Cherokee Rifles. Imagine the Stars and Bars with 5 red stars inside the white star ring to represent the 5 Civilized tribes.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 25, 2018 08:58 AM (+Tibp)

298 Time for me to head out to Sunday School.

Safe trip Jane.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 08:59 AM (cp1if)

299 Books up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 25, 2018 09:00 AM (mpXpK)

300 Iowa is a gorgeous state with lots of hills and trees and sparkling lakes, rivers and streams.

Now Kansas on the other hand is flat, ugly, maybe one tree every 20 or 30 square miles and absolutely no culture.

**this has been a public service announcement for all all the coastie libs who may be lurking**

Posted by: teej at February 25, 2018 09:01 AM (9razJ)

301 Hoorah! Hoorah! For southern rights Hoorah!
Hoorah for the Bonny Blue flag that wears the single star!

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 09:04 AM (aC6Sd)

302 test

Posted by: test at February 25, 2018 09:13 AM (9q7Dl)

303 Libs love the Alabama flag, a red Cross of St. Andrew on a white background - totes raycis

Posted by: rammajamma at February 25, 2018 09:15 AM (MCpv7)

304 Don't know what state you're in - if you're in Texas, they're going to find out that it's almost impossible to collect on an unsecured debt, even if one wins the lawsuit. Basically your car, your house, your bank accounts, and your first 70K of possessions (roughly) are all exempt from collection efforts. Which is why no one bothers suing unsecured debtors in Texas, not worth the effort.

other states, ymmv
Posted by: Tom Servo


Thanks. Yes, native Texan living in non-descript hidden bunker near West Central Texas. I think that is how most Texans came here originally--to escape debt in the early 1800s. That is also the reason I have told both debt holders to fuck off; the first for almost two years and the second starting Monday, because if they want to try and sue me for bills that they refused to get reimbursed for, well, go ahead. I'm 4 years out of a complete financial meltdown caused by family and a former employer and don't really care anymore anyway. I own my house and keep my money in a safe with little in the bank and a very anonymous hidden account or three elsewhere. The stupidest thing is that the first bill that refused and still refuses to get paid in any way but cash directly from me has tacked on "interest and penalties" every month for about 18 months. The bill was originally about $1300 and is now roughly $12,000 with their "penalties" (probably illegal). Yes, in 18 months they have hiked the bill that much. They could have gotten paid long ago but they were assholes.
It is now impossible for me to take them seriously even if they DID sue me.

Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 09:18 AM (9/1J5)

305 Posted by: Daybrother at February 25, 2018 07:21 AM (QsL9e)

Some states will bar a "provider" [lord how I detest the newspeak of medical insurance] from collecting if they have failed to submit a claim to an insurer in a timely manner.

This failure to submit a bill is actually a revenue strategy. BOn secours ERs are notorious for "losing" insurance information they have collected. They then use a third party to maximize billing; it can get ugly.

Posted by: SarahW at February 25, 2018 10:31 AM (Sp1NT)

306 grammie, you are kind. I'm not. Just really tired. I really wish my husband would appreciate me just a tiny bit.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 25, 2018 08:42 AM (JxYR+)


---

Jane, from an unrelated middle aged husband of 20+ years who still hasn't figured out a lot of stuff:

Often we husbands just see things as jobs. It's what has to be done, so it is expected to be done. It's not meant to be hurtful or seem unappreciative. If there is oil to be changed then it's changed. If there is laundry to be done then it's done. It might be that it's not viewed as anything extraordinary even though it is in the strict "extra" and "ordinary" sense. To him it might be what family does and what friends do, and that's that.

A way to draw attention to it might be to suggest that it's been a big couple of weeks and maybe you could both have a nice dinner out as a way to unwind and relax. Take a movie home and enjoy a bottle of something you both like.

As a guy, he probably doesn't have any idea that he's coming across that way, so drawing attention to it in a way that doesn't involve both of you could be hurtful to him.

Thanks to all of y'all from all of us, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - NRA, why aren't you taking gun free schools to the SCOTUS? at February 25, 2018 10:53 AM (ks6bw)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/24/18 )

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(Born To Be ONT)


*****

Is your humble abode safe? I mean really safe? Everyday items that can kill the hell out of you.

Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

*****


More Valu-Rite research indicates that alcohol plays a much bigger role in causing dementia.

Narrowing in on the over 1 million patients newly diagnosed with dementia during that time, the researchers found that heavy alcohol use was a substantial risk factor for every common type of dementia, particularly early-onset cases caught before the age of 65. More than half of the 57,000 patients diagnosed with early-onset dementia—57 percent—showed signs of alcohol-related brain damage or were diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder at the same time.

All told, they estimated that people with diagnosed alcohol problems were more than three times likely to develop any kind of dementia earlier, and over twice as likely to develop forms of dementia not typically associated with alcohol, such as Alzheimer’s.

*****


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The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.


Whether he drowned or was butchered by cannibals he didn't go out with a smile on his face like his old man.


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Faith and veganism throw in some meat and a microwave and things don't work out well.

A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

YouTube vlogger Mari Lopez, who touted her beliefs that raw veganism, juicing and faith in God cured her stage four breast cancer, succumbed to her illness in December after it spread to her liver, blood, and lungs.

Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.

*****

Our world is too technologically advanced. How you ask? Smart dildo. And we aren't talking Charlie Brown's Dildo either.

You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino’s and order a pizza for you after you’ve cum.

Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

*****

When you think of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what comes to mind? For your humble and unopinionated Cob Douches gotta douche.

Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

Shekhar Gupta, founder of Indian newspaper ThePrint also mocked the Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of 'running a week-long “election campaign” in India in fancy dress.'

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Celine Dion + Metallica = ?


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Are you Morons a little low on cash? The ONT's recommendation? Stop at an art shop, pick up some canvas and shop at a grocery store and buy some condiments.

However, another piece of “art,” appropriately titled Untitled, was bought for $46,437,500. As you can see, it resembles what would probably happen if a 2-year-old toddler was left on its own with a bottle of ketchup.


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Is she a successful entrepreneur? No. Is she a Genius Award Winner? Yes.

Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

I foresee a future without tanning for about 25 years.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Safer Spaces with Snowflakes.

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1 Dark in here...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:22 PM (3JQ/p)

2 Evening

Posted by: Bruce at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (8ikIW)

3 Who turned on the lights?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (3JQ/p)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (e9G8E)

5 Nice road. I'll go get Thelma and Louise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (9SkN+)

6 I don't like the way that cannibal is looking at Michael Rockefeller.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (9SkN+)

7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

8 United and Delta both gave in to the SJW mob today.

FedEx so far is sticking with the NRA.

A message in support to FedEx will greatly help, spread the word.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6nRrz)

9 Sorry to hear that boulder terlit hobo.

Sometimes the bishops get confused about their proper role in religious life.

Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (tr2D7)

10 I have been on that road. On my Panhead. ThanX! Mis Hum

McGyver, Out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (5HYYq)

11 Nice pic MH. Makes me want to plan that road trip the missus and I have on our bucket list.

Thanks for the ONT as well!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (+ldAm)

12 Bon soir.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)

13 7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)

14 Hey! Top ten! Now to read the amazing amount of content

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (5HYYq)

15 *grunts*
*scratches*

Hey, an ONT!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (NWiLs)

16 Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.


A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)

17 Already an NRA Life member, but I feel like I should throw some more cash their way, to show support. Endowment is another $1000 though. Thats like, the better part of two Glocks...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (3JQ/p)

18 I don't care what anyone says, Justine Trudeau looked absolutely resplendent in qxyzir sari whilst in India...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (e9G8E)

19 Bon soir.
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)



Bonas notchez.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (9SkN+)

20 Wanna bet this little Hogg jerk, the activist Parkland student, would be 180 on the school cop if the incident had happened in Sheriff Joe's old domain?

He's as hard left as his congresstwit, DWS.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (5OEn4)

21 Hey everybody.

I read the dangerous items list. Oh brudder.

Especially funny is the warning about umbrellas. Yeah, that's likely to happen. Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)

22 I loves me some technology!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (gwPgz)

23 From last thread:

"Well, you had extra time to tour the Gut of Naples.



Your CO was misinformed. For all our technology, for all our
avoiding trouble, the Sea is always trying to kill you. And no mater
how big the ship, the Sea can be bigger at times.



I hope he did not get a follow-on command, or when he left there was no band.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"

When in Naples we were standing around outside one of the local bars, and an older Italian woman walked by and flashed her panties at us. One of the guys screamed "I'm blind!"

Different CO we had got a sailor killed by ordering him to work on a piece of equipment without proper safety interlocks. Elevator hatch cover ended up slamming down on the guy when he was half inside the hatch, and pretty much sliced him in two.

Same CO also has his wife come on board while in port. She walked up the gangway while he was waiting on the quarterdeck. In her hands she had a bouquet of flowers he had sent her. She threw them in his face, turned around, and walked back down the gangplank.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (w+Jhj)

24 A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)


Warranty void if Russia is invaded.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (y87Qq)

25 I loves me some technology!
Posted by: Hrothgar


So we've heard.

Posted by: The NSA at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (eMKNe)

26 Whether true or not how ignorant is it for the CPAC guy to say on the radio that Steele was selected for RNC chairman because he was black. I want nothing to do with these retards.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

27 Revoke ALL tax breaks for any airline corp defying NRA and use funds for school security.

Posted by: ha at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (MAstk)

28 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2NqXo)

29 January Neatherlin- Stripper, or pole dancer name?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (5OO3x)

30 Did not Michael Crichton include the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in one of his books ? I mean somewhat "disguised, but... What was it. It was about globull warmening Help a Moron out

McGyver, struggling with his memory

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (5HYYq)

31 Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)


"He died doing what he loved..."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (y87Qq)

32 If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)


What am I missing here, MisHum? This seems like such an obvious solution!

Oh wait; the problem to the liberals is that we (almost) have a functioning society, but it just needs the richness of diversity to make it "better"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (gwPgz)

33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (9SkN+)

34 It's a rainy night here in Ardsley NY. Unfortunately it's supposed to rain again tomorrow, our day off. Found a nice bar around the corner from our Airbnb. It's called The Quarry. Any NY morons ever been there?

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (fIn37)

35 @7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
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1.) I don't live in Colorado
2.) I'm not Catholic

However, this strikes me as the perfect opportunity to go and demand that your congresscritter agree to build Trump's wall. I mean, that was the deal that Trump offered, wasn't it? Build the wall and he'd give the Dreamers a path to citizenship?

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (VAt5v)

36 Cicero, yup.

I think those umbrella deaths occur in the same neighborhood where people are always dying in a huge explosion, because a cartoon cat was trying to kill a cartoon mouse. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (eMKNe)

37
Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

38 AshevilleRobert

Thanks for the reply.

Wow, your second CO had some real issues. I hope the XO and CMC got the rest of the crew through that bad patch safely. Sad about the sailor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (hyuyC)

39 McGyver, struggling with his memory
Posted by: Mcgyver
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If you were the *real* Mcgyver, you would have build an device to research the Crichton book at distance using a orange crate, VW engine and a tampon to retrieve your answer.

Good Day To You Sir!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (tr2D7)

40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

41 \Naval Academy Rocked By Drug Scandal; Drug Ring Bought Cocaine With Bitcoin

Ten midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD, and Ketamine.

https://goo.gl/2oq7hL

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

42 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)


Congrats and may you have many many more!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gwPgz)

43 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)

44 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.

Posted by: An Asmat at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (5OO3x)

45 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)



You don't have much time left to buy her an Opel. Just avoid the ones with the manual transmissions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (9SkN+)

46 @33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.
-------------------

Nah. It's all of the umbrella swords and umbrella guns built by Q Branch of MI6.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (VAt5v)

47 A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

48 Are basketballs on the list?

Posted by: LeBron James at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (rctDH)

49 PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)

Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6)

51 49
PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

___
Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

52 Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (gwPgz)

53 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (5OEn4)

54 So do we call Obama's handling of an umbrella an attempted assassination?

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (2DOZq)

55 *whew. they left us off the list*

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (cp1if)

56 Americans are Dreamers too!

And Doers. We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon. Who else dreamed of doing that?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (hyuyC)

57 40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.
Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

He is a muslim not a lutheran

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (3/sUh)

58 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...

Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)

59 Going to send in my membership money for the NRA. I imagine quite a few other folks will be doing the same. Haven't done so in a while but it's time.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (prxs+)

60 Cicero, s'appnin?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)

61 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)


Nah, it's cool. "Dreamer" just means "in violation of federal law".

I know a guy who's a dreamer too. But, like, for tax evasion and mail fraud.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (y87Qq)

62 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (fIn37)

63 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (+Tibp)

64 50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)
Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6

Early.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (3/sUh)

65 Hadrian the Seventh

Party like it's your 4th Anniversary!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (hyuyC)

66 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...
Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)



Imagine would have been so much better with a mariachi music arrangement.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (9SkN+)

67 "Rockefeller? Tastes like chicken."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (eMKNe)

68 7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up
their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy
Dreamers.

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


What about separation of Church and state. They should lose their tax exemption.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (4fiCC)

69
I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar
....



If one of those midshipmen should happen to fall..



NINE midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen
throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD,
and Ketamine....

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (gQ+h5)

70 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)

71 Cicero, s'appnin?
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)


Clickin' the keys like monkey on crack

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (9SkN+)

72 The cannibals also ate oysters when the ate Rockefeller.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

73 That's Opel, damn auto cucumber.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (fIn37)

74 66: imagine would have been so much better nuked from space. fucking drivel. done by a dipshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (KP5rU)

75 47
A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.



Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

___
While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of thingsMe: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oilHer: No really, people all over have proof that it worksMe: Then if it really works to cure (fill in disease name) then why isn't everyone with that disease buying this miracle cure and getting cured? Why isn't this miracle disease on the front page of every newspaper and the lead story on every newscast? Why isn't every doctor telling their patients about it?
Her: Why do you always have to be so negative about everything?Me: I'm going to walk the dog now.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)

76 Hey, Tony Pete! We all get forgetful as we approach 29. "State of Fear" SO, there. and I used a paperclip that appeared at the bottom left of my screen when I went to search.

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (5HYYq)

77 Aww!! Congrats Hadrian! Here's to many more!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

78
I think I should just stop paying taxes and say that I just want to do more for America by investing it in businesses that provide the middle-class jobs we're told are so important. So, how about an amnesty?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (TK5zw)

79 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)


You forgot to include the "When"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (gwPgz)

80 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0


I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

81

Nightmares.

not dreamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (LATmp)

82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

83 If CA can ignore immigration laws, can Texas ignore EPA rules on oil? Why the fuck not?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (6nRrz)

84 Booze causes chronic b vitamin deficiency, especially of thiamine. Korsikoff's, they call it. Easily treated.

Lurv that top photo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (fA1SL)

85 82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

He could have just gone to Evergreen College.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (2DOZq)

86 I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

What she said was technically true. But then a cavity search revealed the horrifying truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

87 all the streets are brown
cuz we live in them
I've been for a walk
and I'm on the lam
I'd vote democratic
If they'll just let me
california dreamer
here since i was 3. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (xGMkv)

88
We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon.

Don't make a good boy go bad!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l)

89 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (mReZ/)

90 What about separation of Church and state.

Oh, this homily was a doozy. Pastor strongly implied that the separation of Church and state wasn't a thing. Jesus needs to be in the voting booth with us, he told us. "we are Catholics first" he told us. I swear I am not making any of this up.

One reason I am posting this here is in the hope there's another highway-36 church which has interpreted this bishop's email in a less awful fashion, or has rejected it entirely.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (6FqZa)

91 Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all
sorts of things... It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil.

///

I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

92 I bought my new toy today. Went into Lowe's completely and utterly clueless as to what to buy. Some elderly gentleman working there asked me if I needed help. I pulled out my bullet casing and said yeah.. I need to drill a hole in the bottom of this. Can you tell me what tool I need that doesn't cost a fortune? He showed me what he said would work, then asked who I was planning on killing. I lol'd but had no idea why he asked me that. I just said.. I make jewelry I'm not planning on killing anyone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (dUJdY)

93 Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

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No, it's not annoying. She should pull the stick out of her ass. Just enjoy it for the comedy. That goofy happy look on his face as he's all decked out like the Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi- it's priceless humor. Don't inject politics into it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (/qEW2)

94 90: find a new church or something. or, start your own.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)

95 Some traveling music...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attPbjuxli0

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (djCea)

96 No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

97 find a new church or something. or, start your own.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)



*fistbump*

Posted by: L. Ron Hubbard at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (9SkN+)

98 National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature.

Like what, a tribe of lost Denisovans?

The actual investigation found that the local New Guineans admitted to cooking and eating him. Guess NatGeo didn't like the implications for their narrative.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

100 I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"


Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

___
Heh. Yep. Up until a few years ago I had never heard of Monsanto. And now they are LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER!!

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6nRrz)

101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.

Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)

102 96
No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.


Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

___
Are the assault umbrellas with the thing that goes up?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (6nRrz)

103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

104 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

105 Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun
Posted by: Pete Seria
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Uhhhhh. . . Pete.

Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

106 103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

Look, a unicorn!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (D9v9b)

107 " MONSANTO!!11!!"
Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

See you been hanging with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (3/sUh)

108 bth, my church doesn't do stuff like that. it's online, too, if you're interested.

i hereby invite you. www. gdconline. org

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (xGMkv)

109 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)



He would have to have a Subaru helicoptered in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (9SkN+)

110 Justine's "crossing the Strait of Mytilini"?

I thought he already had...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (e9G8E)

111 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve

More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (+Tibp)

112 *Plants Flag*

Let's all win together!

...wait?

I didn't Win?

Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (Ckg4U)

113 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.
Posted by: Traveling Man
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* recollects C&D project car 'J. Edgar Opel' *

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (ZpfqO)

114 "You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam
platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help
you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino's and order a
pizza for you after you've cum."

Domino's? Yuk!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (w+Jhj)

115 Justin Trudeau is the Johnny Weir of prime ministers.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (EzdLW)

116 Harry and Tonto starring Art Carney on TCM. Now.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (+Tibp)

117 justine trudeau is a spinner. no question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

118 Does it really make a difference who is the senator from Commiefornia? They will all vote the exact same way. Might as well just send a cardboard cutout of to DC and save taxpayers some money.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (6nRrz)

119 Swinging steak?

That's their claim to fame. Was featured on the show "Feasting on Asphalt" so we decided to stop there. Only 3 things on the menu. The cook looks like something straight out of Wagontrain. Good music too.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (mReZ/)

120 Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM

*******

Hah!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (e9G8E)

121 i see you bastards started early this evening...


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (5kusT)

122 112; Slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (KP5rU)

123 Top 125 and I read the content! Yes, I am just that good!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (O6yAf)

124 Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)

Feeling better? Ya had me worried there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (hyuyC)

125 More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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The Paolo, he is an example of sartorial elegance, at all times.

Posted by: Paolo at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (ZpfqO)

126 thanks davidt. that's one of my personal favorites.

the silver bullet band

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (xGMkv)

127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

128 Get your prayer requests in now, as I'll be posting them in the Noon Eastern thread tomorrow.*

*Let's say that I'm not drunk.

home made gravy 71 at the hooya dot com.

Simplification in my nomenclature sock.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)

129 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity. what a pile of shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (KP5rU)

130 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

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Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

And as a year round sunblock user, the deeper question of the idiocy here is why do people go to tanning salons? Don't they know what UV rays do to you?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)

131 At least Nelson Rockefeller knew how to respond to dirty fucking hippies

https://tinyurl.com/hh9ucld

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O5Q3r)

132 true story: back in the day, when i first was out of 91Q school, i looked into getting a j*b as a pharmacy tech on one of indian reservations, so i could live in the 4 corners area...

one small problem: they would hire pharmacists from the real world, but the tech positions were all for indians

i wonder how much different my life would have been if the US government didn't discriminate in hiring practices?


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (5kusT)

133 MisHum, thank you for all this interesting content. You put out several posts each week, and I just wanted to tell you that we all appreciate you very much.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

134 Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

I doubt Justin owns workboots and the boots would cover his faggy socks.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (4fiCC)

135 Therapy comfort dildos.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (rdl6o)

136 It wasn't good, Salty. I'm okay.

Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Ckg4U)

137 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity

Love ya chavez, no homo, but operatic / melodic / folk metal is(are) a serious thing(s).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (6FqZa)

138 Scary, black, assault umbrellas. We need to have background checks before anyone can purchase them And only if you're at least 21 years old.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (RfzVr)

139 Yes, umbrellas can be treacherous.

Ever since one tried to strangle me going through a gate, I always demand a Marine hold the umbrella for me.

Posted by: Barry "Man-i-lovv" Oblambo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (3tLP6)

140
99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

A Gherkin and a Merkin

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (IqV8l)

141 Trudeau was wearing multi-colored striped socks at one of the power summits President Trump attended.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (xGMkv)

142 Well, went to watch the dogs run today, down by Mulcahy Stadium. The boy was at hockey practice so DH and walked down to the creek. It's the Open World Championship Sled Dog Race, part of Fur Rendezvous. 21 teams this year, and at 25 miles a day for three days, it's a sprint race. Those dogs just fly, with big grins on their faces. If you'd like to see photos, try:

https://tinyurl.com/ycuxs43a

I grew up around this, but my husband did not. He is always amazed at how quietly the sleds run by, at top speed. I suppose it is sort of like the first time you go flying in a hot air balloon, and you can hear everything anybody says on the ground because it is so quiet.

It was a lot of fun.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (NXsWM)

143 Man, what a 4-man men's bob final. Of course, ESPN carries the real story: the Nigerian (well, American) women's bobsled team.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Cmp0w)

144 137: where?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (KP5rU)

145 Here's a nice photo I saw earlier. It shows a SpaceX employee setting up a camera before the Falcon Heavy launch.

https://pbs.tw___.com/media/DWkc0DkU8AEfekz.jpg

It gives you an idea of the size of that beast. Fully half of it is not even visible.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

147 Slap - To return the favor , St Pertersburg Philharmonic doing theme from Magnificent Seven
https://youtu.be/6O08vVSFles

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (aC6Sd)

148 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

I'd rather entrust my kids to clowns than to the joker who really needed that tan. Were there no red flags?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (6FqZa)

149 Substitute i m g for the underscore.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

150 skip intro

That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.

Personally, it was worse. I am sure I served under the Naval Academy Cadet Commandant (2nd in Command at the Academy) Captain Chadwick's father or grandfather! when he was a DesRon Commander. No, I'm not getting older. Denial, not just a river in the Sudan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (hyuyC)

151
Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (IqV8l)

152 since we have a request for operatic metal . . .

Obsidian Shell
youtube.com/watch?v=7Mr11ffa1qk

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (6FqZa)

153 That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

My son has a high school classmate who's a senior at Annapolis. Yeesh.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (+Tibp)

154 127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)



Haaahahahahahaha!!!!!

Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)

155 Celine Dion + AC/DC

Warning: this might give you nightmares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21iW_YMLvmU

Posted by: mark1971 at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (xPl2J)

156 152; I'll let Slap handle that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (KP5rU)

157 One of those was a MidshipWoman.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

158 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)

159 146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

His shtick is weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

160 Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

Blushes
Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

161 Here is a tinyurl link:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd5wk7bv

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

162 here's one with a flute

youtube.com/watch?v=GDHOES9Td_k

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

163 "Wow, your second CO had some real issues. Posted by: NaCly Dog"

Issues? He had the whole f*ing subscription.

There's an interesting book, no longer in print because of legal action by the subject of the book, about a near mutiny on a destroyer escort during the Vietnam war. It's called The Arnheiter Affair.

The captain of that DE reminds me of that CO I mentioned.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (w+Jhj)

164 Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

========

You don't even have to tip the delivery boy. He sniffs the bills and that counts as the tip.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

165 Blushes
Thanks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

Ace needs to give you a raise!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (O6yAf)

166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)

167 That vegan vloggers evil bullshit.

Posted by: Dang at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (v49Tn)

168 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

169 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)


Sort of like why should we expect integrity from the FBI, DoJ, DoS or Congress, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (gwPgz)

170 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)

171 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)

172 AshevilleRobert

Your poor crew.

I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (hyuyC)

173 MisHum, did you take that shot of the highway in Monument Valley? It reminds me of shots from the movie Electra Glide In Blue.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

174

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced a new "deploy or be removed" policy that could affect up to nearly 300,000 service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months.

According to various estimates, between 11 to 14 percent -- or well over 200,000 service members -- of the 2.1 million personnel serving on active duty, in the reserves or National Guard are currently non-deployable on any given day, hindering military readiness.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

175 Puddles is extremely creepy!

The first time the youngest Zettaispawn saw a clown, she froze terrified and turned the most disturbing shade of ashen grey...

She's never been quite the same since, of course she was quite young at the time!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (e9G8E)

176 I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)


Conor pup looked at me like WTF, I was laughing so hard!...

BUT, having said that "Sort of like soy, or so I've been told!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (gwPgz)

177 Undoubtedly already noted: Drive north from Kayenta, AZ toward Mexican Hat, Utah to see the view above. The view is looking south toward AZ in Monument Valley. Seen in Forrest Gump.

Then go through Mexican Hat and turn left on UT 261 for a great drive up a mesa toward Natural Bridges National Monument. Trust me on this: don't drink when you do that road trip.

Posted by: RS at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (CNQqJ)

178 My local diocese bent over backwards to please the growing Hispanic population, seeing the solution to their money and priest problem. Then it discovered that Hispanics do not put money in the collection plate. The diocese has closed several churches in the past few years, many of them dedicated to serving the Hispanic population. The diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (012yj)

179 The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.
***
All cultures are equal right? Eating a guy because some OTHER guys who shared his skin color killed some of your people is normal...right?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

180 "Your poor crew.



I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands
several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning
about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with
Holly Graf, for example"

I'd recommend going ahead and reading it if you get another chance.

The bad captain was offset a bit by having a great XO, but then they both left at almost the same time and the new CO was great but the new XO was a real asshole.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (w+Jhj)

181 rnxx, rnxx, rnxx, it;s just an umbrella, rnxx, rnxx, rnxx.

Posted by: The Penguin at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (djCea)

182 Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

I've been to the Monument Valley but it is not a photo of mine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (3/sUh)

183 They did DNA tests and found Justin Trudeau is related to Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Isophorone at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (HbXav)

184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

185 diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.
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*guilty*

Posted by: lin-duh at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (kufk0)

186 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)


Not exactly an umbrella, but definitely a potential killer

be sure to read comment 1
http://tinyurl.com/y8v2wshy

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (gwPgz)

187 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children
younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in
Bend while she was at a tanning salon.


All childcare facilities in Oregon, including a woman taking care of a couple of kids in her house, are licensed by the Child Care Division, now part of the Dept of Education.

From people I know who have worked there, it is one of the most disorganized non-functional state agencies outside of the Governor's Taskforce on Drought.

IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

188 That Michael Rockefeller story reminded me of that scene in Independence Day where are the libs go to the top of the skyscraper to welcome the extra-terrestrials.

Talk about lining up to be a hot lunch.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (O6yAf)

189 Catwoman is the villainess on Batman on MeTV.

During the obligatory fight, Catwoman tells her female minion:

"Maybe I'll fix you up with Robin."
(pauses)
"No, he's too young. Boys at that age are only interested in baseball."


LOL






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (8iiMU)

190 It's raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock here in SW OH.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (N3JsI)

191 The Arnheiter Affair

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I read that many moons ago. Real life Caine Mutiny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (+y/Ru)

192 somebody should look into muellers' dealing with hope solo. looks like dropped a mudslide on face. commie fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

193 Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.


Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

The Dems released their memo this afternoon.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (FTXAT)

194 184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)

195 I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
---
Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?

He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

196 166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)


It was a super secret payload, so nobody is allowed to talk about it.

SpaceX said that the Falcon 9 rocket performed properly, and that was all they could say. If the rocket had failed, they would have said so. It would not make sense for them to lie about a thing like that, because it would destroy their credibility among their potential customers, and ensure that they would never get another US Government launch.

The Zuma payload was built by Northrup Grumman, and if it failed after separation, that's on them.

I still suspect that the "failure" story is disinformation. I also think it's possible that the payload wasn't an actual satellite, but an experiment of some sort that wasn't intended to go into permanent orbit.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

197 John, is that an umbrella under your Macintosh, or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Emma Peel at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (djCea)

198 seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

-
Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru)

199 Celine Dion + Metallica = ?

++++

Turd flavored ice cream comes to mind.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (pvjTE)

200 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

See my sidebar link about the Muslim world

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (3/sUh)

201 Greetings fappers and fappees. Just flew in from a gig and boy are my arms tired.

Nice ONT, MisHum.

So, what have I missed?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (tRaq7)

202
IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are
immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for
drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.



Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

The gun ban is likely unconstitutional. Virginia had to change its regulations for that very reason. Now licensed day homes can have guns so long as they are legally stored in accordance with state law.


Some states have barred people who own guns from being foster parents too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (FTXAT)

203 They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)


And I truly fear they will succeed because of the imbalance of power!

The judiciary, the legislature, and the administrative state, all arrayed against the President.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (gwPgz)

204 Just got back from seeing the Black Panther superhero movie. It was okay. A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 10:22 PM (+aYzf)

205 Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?



He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high
and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (FTXAT)

206 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
***
Trump needs to go to Sessions and tell him that he doesn't care what the Deep State is blackmailing him over/make up if he fires Mueller.

And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)

207 Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru) /i]

More and more frequently, I'm beginning to think we did away with the death sentence far too casually!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

208 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)


There's a horror movie called Dr. Giggles, starring Larry Drake.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (+F0Wk)

209 A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.
***
Didn't they make one of Thor's buddies black?

I imagine the Norse of say 800 AD would have been a bit surprised.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (Z8FFX)

210 bth......walk away from the Catholic church.....quickly

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (mMeIQ)

211 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000
----------

Of course he is. Just like Manafort. It's been the plan all along.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (ZpfqO)

212 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

That is well beyond what he is allowed to do. Prosecutors are not allowed to go on fishing expeditions when there is no probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (FTXAT)

213 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (O5Q3r)

214 And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)


Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

215 one

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

216 So just for the full insanity of all this...

Hillary Clinton pays a British citizen to dig up dirt on Trump. This Brit colludes with the Russians to say Trump was colluding with the Russians.

And this launches an investigation of Trump for "colluding with the Russians" even though it has led to 0 charges of "colluding"...which isn't a crime...and a handful of charges against people for run of the mill, minor criminal offenses.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

217
Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings.

What videos did he rent from Blockbuster?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (IqV8l)

218 Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)


========

He's had it all removed for a few years now. It's all decomposed and returned to the ecosystem by now. That would be an interesting concept for a company: Olympic Fertilizer, Inc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (/qEW2)

219 Gung Hay Fat Choy to all the Chinese morons!

Tonight is the Lunar New Year Parade in Union Square.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (EZebt)

220
Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.
Posted by: redbanzai
-------------

"Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

221
Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

222 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

Why it's almost like there is an entrenched administrative state inside the DC Establishment inside the entire Federal Bureaucracy!

Good thing we abandoned the Tenth Amendment way long time ago!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (gwPgz)

223 "Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

That is a super cool name too:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (FTXAT)

224 Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Drug the little tykes to sleep and then wake them up with a cattle prod.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:30 PM (tRaq7)

225 The Rass polling average has Trump at 50% approval, which means the real % is probably at least 55%.

It the Statists succeed in their war against Trump the shit will hit the fan.

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (djCea)

226 tcn in AK

Did the work situation get resolved? Hopefully, it will and be positive for you.

Posted by: Agitator at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (Ynkdd)

227 Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.
***
Well...we as a society need to stop the "Mooring" of conservative politicians.

I had hoped people had woke up when the false charges came up against Moore...after all people ignored the same sort of claims against Trump but...no.

My guess, btw, Sessions has a kid out there that isn't Ms Session's kid. And...I do not care...in the least.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (Z8FFX)

228 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley



Hell hath no fury than unintended consequences scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (pY+s4)

229 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.
Posted by: tu3031
--
From the first line of her bio in Wiki -

*Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*

I'll be she did!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (tr2D7)

230 While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of things
Me: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil
...
Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)


========

Ok, I see I need to repost the Sid Caesar link from the previous thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Just ask your wife to watch that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (/qEW2)

231 saturday night cheer...

@ BB

mexican president isn't coming to visit...boo hoo
reason: POTUS tells him they gotta pay for the wall.

love it

Posted by: concrete girl at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (SJBL7)

232 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings
-------------------------------------------------------------

So if he finds some financial impropriety from 2007 or 1998 or 1975, it means he colluded with the Russians in 2016?

Trump's approval in at around 50% . He should publicly call on Mueller to resign if he doesn't have anything pertaining to Russia.
If he doesn't resign, Trump should fire him.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (mc8++)

233
58
You may say I'm a dreamer,
'Cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk.


I hope some day to meet you,
When I am driving drunk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (pNxlR)

234 On a different tack...I see a bunch of companies and organizations working hard to deny people their 2nd Amendment rights.

If you had a similar cabal trying to suppress voting rights or something along those lines, wouldn't the government be doing something?

I'd love to see Trump announce that he's instructed Slumber'n Sessions to create a new task force to prosecute violations of 2nd Amendment rights...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (Z8FFX)

235 the funniest thing happened.

at one of my jobs we got an internet order from a Mary -------who lives in brattleboro, vermont. for real.

Guess who I thought of?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:35 PM (xGMkv)

236 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?

Posted by: Kim Jong-fu at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (artIV)

237 Guess who I thought of?

Congolia Breckenridge?

/Carlin

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (tRaq7)

238 Flake is Castro's son too?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (mc8++)

239 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?
***
Flake is a shithead that sold his soul to the highest bidder. Trudeau is just a shithead.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (Z8FFX)

240 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

===

Congratulations to you both!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:37 PM (EZebt)

241 Motivated by content in search of images of the twenty-five year old big daddy Nelson died in the saddle with I came across this fascinating site.

https://mindcontrolblackassassins.com
/category/nazis/

He weaves a conspiracy tale starting with Nazis through 1950 politicians participating in Satanic rituals including Rockefeller, the assassination of Donny Hathaway (he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head) all the way through Nikolas Cruz.

Never seen anything like it. It's a coke dream on steroids with complete sentences and photos.

Oh, yeah, Nelson died in the saddle in a CIA safehouse, her handler was the first called and Dr. Baden of OJ fame and CIA on call talent made the death pronouncement.

They ought to make a movie.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)

242 Trump's tweeting about the release of the Democrat memo, and it's epic.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (mc8++)

243 Congratulations to you both!

Aww, congrats, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (tRaq7)

244 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)


========

Flute =/= skin flute. Lots of manly men like James Galway and Jean-Pierre Rampal are flautists. Ok, maybe not manly, but not creatures like Shep.

I agree with you about metal, but if you're into classical, there are a lot of great classical flute pieces.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (/qEW2)

245 Caught some of the Olympic "Skating Gala". A Spanish kid was doing it. Well done, VERY entertaining. I'm glad I saw it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (jTKIp)

246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

247 ...(he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head)...

Well that certainly explains quite a bit, like rap and hip hop.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (tRaq7)

248 I thought Shep Smith's instrument of choice was a rusty trombone...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (e9G8E)

249 *Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*



I'll bet she did!

She did. She worked under him...

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (O5Q3r)

250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)

251 booze every day:
live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

252 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM


Hrothgar the reviews of that giant beach ball are hilarious. I can just picture the havoc. Reminds me of the reviews of the Hariboo sugar-free gummie bears.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (RfzVr)

253 tcn in AK, glad you're here!
I wanna hear what happened at your job too. Hope you beat back the bitch...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (xGMkv)

255 250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly



Living is bad for your health. Go have a beer.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (pY+s4)

256 Batman (to Catwoman): "Kissing is sometimes done every day, I'm told."

Robin: "Holy mush!"




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

257 Living is a contagious disease that results in death.

BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (eMKNe)

258 booze every day:

live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

Isn't thinking/remembering less why most people drink in the first place?

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (4fiCC)

259 Drinking will allow you to live past 90. However, you'll have dementia.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (mc8++)

260 It looks like Bushie Republicanism reared its ugly head at CPAC in the form of Mona Charen.

A National Review cruise would likely give that bitter hack just the catharsis she needs.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (AZD0r)

261 Let's have some fun on a road just like the one in the top pic, shall we?

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

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (tRaq7)

262 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)

263 254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?
Posted by: booknlass



I was watching some Youtube video of various clips from nature shows. It showed various wild kittuhs finding the hidden camera. It was funny. They had one where a Jaguar was hunting, it stopped, looked around and saw something that wasn't there before. It found the camera. The Jag pawed it a bit, sniffed, tried to eat it but it didn't taste good, got bored and left. If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)

264 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:50 PM (O5Q3r)

265 Puddleglum, my kitteh has fur the color of President Trump's hair.

tonight when I got home from work, she ran out the door and was nonchalantly strolling down the sidewalk, neat as you please.

she was leavin'. but I caught her.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (xGMkv)

266 If one were to already have moderate-to-severe alcohol-induced dementia at 29, wouldn't that confer some immunity to succumbing to alcohol-induced dementia later in life?

Inquiring on behalf on an acquaintance!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

267
Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria

---

Uhhhhh. . . Pete.



Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

Is that like dangling dinner?

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (h7sWp)

268
They ought to make a movie.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)


Got the music right here --
https://youtu.be/cphNpqKpKc4

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

269 wondering if ALH is really a Moron?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (3/sUh)

270 Insomniac,

Shoot me an email or call sometime. Be well. I Can't find your phone number, I'm an idiot.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (yJ1e6)

271 That's my boy!

Posted by: Zombie Fidel at February 24, 2018 10:55 PM (Ndje9)

272 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967456309238030338

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967457526773112832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967458557628223488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459036676395009

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459580178464768

Posted by: kbdabear at February 24, 2018 10:56 PM (eh0Va)

273
BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)
Posted by: qdpsteve
-----------

They make me queasy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (c/EDo)

274 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)


Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

275 whoa, the episode I'm watching has 2 komodo dragons fighting. they're like crocodile dinosaurs!

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (xGMkv)

276 If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)


Wolfs are wild, dogs are tame, but cats are only different in size.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (rnAwa)

277 Not a Moron.

An Ette.


Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (O6yAf)

278 Watching Kate Upton fall off that rock is almost as capitvating as the clip of Demi Lovato frolicking in the snow...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (e9G8E)

279 Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (fgIHt)

280 kbdabear, you're a fine American.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (tRaq7)

281 Another article said Rocky died of low blood pressure - 70 over 25.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:02 PM (AC18V)

282 246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me
Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

Email shot.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (D9v9b)

283 Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)


"California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"

Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

284 OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all have fun and try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (tRaq7)

285
Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.
Posted by: CM9000


She's been a proponent of open borders for a long time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (IqV8l)

286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
Ow! Ow! Ow!

Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

287 Kbdabear, you are a Great American. Not helping my sexual frustration, but a Great American nonetheless.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:05 PM (D9v9b)

288 286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

You had it coming.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (D9v9b)

289 Hah!

Still standing! was a 9mm with no punch.

Posted by: A wounded email but a still standing one at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (Fikbq)

290 Were there some money in that email, couldn't one call that a 'money shot'?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (e9G8E)

291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

293 291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

If I'm not mistaken, Olympic Games are typically a net drain on the local economy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:08 PM (D9v9b)

294 More Pantherian thoughts:

For a movie which has a promotional campaign bragging about how authentically African it is, they somehow had to use an Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess and the Hindi name (Hanuman) for the ape god. Those were mostly-forgiveable errors back in 1966 when two guys in New York were creating the character on a deadline, but thirty seconds with Google would provide appropriately African names. Weird.

Also, I had to smile at one shot which showed American ghetto-style graffiti "tagging" in the Utopian African kingdom of Wakanda. I suspect the set dressers were going for some Black Authenticity, but it also comes off as a pretty hilarious bit of negative stereotyping. I mean, seriously: if you're gonna have that, why not also have King Tchalla and his court celebrate their victory with a fried chicken dinner?

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (+aYzf)

295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

296 You lookin' at me, bro?

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)

298 296 You lookin' at me, bro?
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

*fires up outboard motor*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (D9v9b)

299 Mona Charen, like Kristol, Hayes, Boot, Goldberg, Rubin, Podhoretz and token WASP George Will, is a rabid #NeverTrumper.

Some commentator on this site nailed it when he/she said these people were never really conservative, but staked out a niche that allowed them to "play" the conservative on the liberal talk shows and periodicals and still be invited to the swell parties.
Trump exposed them for the phonies that they always were.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (mc8++)

300 Dishonored Wolf had a good takedown of Black Panther.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (6FqZa)

301 297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)



She's probably the speaker C-CUC was most excited to have speak.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (cAnNx)

302 292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

The wait is over.

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

303 Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q.

Hollywood used to have a HARD ON for America. When I was growing up.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (+Tibp)

304 Twitter is a jerk. Wants me to log in to see anything.

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (KNFU5)

305 *fires up outboard motor*

It is a party night!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (IcT7t)

306 Unfortunately White Water gives the perception of precedence.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (2DOZq)

307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.

Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

308 The wait is over.
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

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Dugong it!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 11:13 PM (9SkN+)

309 Is that a photo 0r painting? I need that. Driving that twice. It is amazing.


I' pissed, Drunk and cant participate. Have a date with dad at 0730 with dad.

Posted by: Infidel at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (a3OL0)

310 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

Nowadays we just like young fici!

Posted by: Harveywood at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (Qy9+s)

311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

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Chicken is for chumps.

Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

312 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)


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That quote is kind of meaningless. All it says is that a large percentage of people with dementia had a history of alcohol abuse. It doesn't demonstrate any causal relationship between alcoholism and dementia. It's a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. I'm sure a lot of people with dementia are also right-handed.

It also doesn't take into account any percentages beforehand. If most people consume alcohol of course most people with dementia will be likely to have had a history of alcohol use. But it is absurd to infer any sort of causal connection.

For instance: let's say there are 100 terror attacks. If 51 are committed by non-Muslims out of a pool of 100 million non-Muslims and 49 are committed by Muslims out of a pool of 5 million Muslims, does that mean that being a non-Muslim means you are more likely to commit a terrorist attack?

No, the quote is dishonest because it does not adjust for the prior percentage of the sample before reaching the conclusion.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:15 PM (/qEW2)

313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
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No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)

314 Rockefeller? I hardly knew him

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (yScAF)

315 I'm not on Twitter, but i just go to @real Donald Trump's webpage and read his tweets.

I can choose to hide the crappy replies, too. and i do.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)

316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

317 313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
~~~~~

No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.



Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)


Just go with the Buffalo Theory.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (cAnNx)

318 "California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"
Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by: Salon.com at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (Qy9+s)

319 311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

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Chicken is for chumps.
Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

I'll take a fried pork chop and some black eyed peas.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

320 Kate Upton defines 'more than a handful is awesome'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:19 PM (xJa6I)

321 Just go with the Buffalo Theory.
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM
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Exactly! Thank you, Cliff.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (HiDrR)

322 316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.
Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

It ain't over.

Pressure goes both ways, I've already emailed the car companies. I'm cancelling my Delta flight on Monday.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

323 190 never enough caffeine

>> SW OH

If you're interested, drop me a line for info on the annual SW OH Moron Meetup:

swohmome at mail dot com

Posted by: ibguy at February 24, 2018 11:22 PM (vUcdz)

324 Something's up with the media's assault on the NRA... Most gun owners aren't members, and I don't believe the organisation is all *that* influential... 2A isn't going away even if the media should somehow "discredit" the NRA! I wonder what they're up to...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (e9G8E)

325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

326 You can't boil his oysters! He's a friar Rockefeller!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:24 PM (ewxPW)

327 Yes, even the MSM here has been playing up all of the disappearing NRA corporate sponsorships as a huge victory for decency!

Assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (ewxPW)

328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)


And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

329 Yeah, zettai, but the NRA is the most visible. Politicians fear for their political lives when the NRA goes against them. If they hobble the NRA, it hurts all gub owners.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (QjpM/)

330 328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

Commies, mostly.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

331 325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

There's no right to bear umbrellas, we should ban them outright!

Posted by: Umbrella control activist at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (Qy9+s)

332 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)


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Fact: adults produce stem cells. Soon they'll figure out a way to replace brain and liver cells using your own stem cells so that you won't have to worry about destroying them through your lifestyle choices. So if your life seems to pressure you to make choices that destroy those cells in the short term, you can rationally go ahead and do so, knowing that there will probably be a remedy very soon that will solve the problem in the long term.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (/qEW2)

333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

334 How the West Was Won was shown on the "big screen" out in albuquerque a few years ago. loved seeing it that way.

TCM presented it, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (xGMkv)

335 333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

I'm an on-again, off-again member, but I've never been motivated by getting any discounts from third parties.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (D9v9b)

336 I'm perfectly willing to believe that lifelong high consumption of alcohol can have deleterious mental effects. How long, how much, what kinds of concentrations per unit of weight? You can get back to me in a few decades.
Until then, this is prohibitionist propaganda.
Makes prohibitionists go "yay." That's about it.

Computerized data and the "science" of statistics, being used as a weapon against liberty. No good can come of this for Science. Watch your step.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (H5rtT)

337 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Was watching coverage of their celebration of making it past Canada. At first I thought it was old footage of winning a European championship or something. I hope they have something left for this game.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (Cmp0w)

338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

340 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)


No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

341 yay

Posted by: prohibitionist, formerly exhibitionist at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (EzdLW)

342 Anyone watching hockey? The bad guys from Diehard vs the bad guys from John Wick.

I don't believe in unlikelihoods -- Russians wins 4-1.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (skuoa)

343 339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

They do look like they're about to go full Green Inferno.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (D9v9b)

344 Best line in the German Russia hockey game so far is
Every time a Russian gets the puck there is a German ready to march in his face.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (0tfLf)

345 like it's the AARP or something?

I joined the NRA to join the NRA some years ago. Wasn't aware there were any discounts, but it's not like I ever looked.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (Cmp0w)

346 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
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They join NRA because their monthly glossy contains interesting articles and pictures of naked guns.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (AC18V)

347 Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess

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In Steven Saylor's Sub Rosa murder mystery series set in Ancient Rome, our hero, Gordianus the Finder, is married to an Egyptian who has a pet cat named Bast. I never understood the reference.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (+y/Ru)

348 338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

Don't underestimate his lifelong desire to be the bride of some upstanding, traditional, brown man.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (tMFgx)

349 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)


Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (y87Qq)

350 On Alcohol: Our founding fathers never drank water.
The Puritans never drank water. It was all alcohol all the time.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (AC18V)

351 Oh, bitter for Germany....

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (Cmp0w)

352 (212) Republican=Probable cause. Just ask Blago. I have his address somewhere around here.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (RuIsu)

353 Like a katyusha rocket! Back of the net.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (skuoa)

354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

355 I'm an on-again, off-again member,
That's what Rockefeller said!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (ewxPW)

356 No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

I get ALL the discounts!

Posted by: Unioized Veteran who owns a Credit Card, has a pulse and is a member of a CU, the NRA and AARP at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (Qy9+s)

357 re the NRA, it's not about the cash, it's about the Othering. Teh NRA (and therefore all gub owners) are eeeevil! Pay no attention to the four BrCoward County occifers hiding in the parking lot! Listen to the wise young Red Guards survivors hating on Dana Loesch etc!

Are the collectivists waiting for something else to happen? They may not get the reaction they expect.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 24, 2018 11:37 PM (bCWDq)

358 More congratulations to Misanthropic humanitarian!! Especially Grand picture and other stuff. Many thanks, and watch out for Javert, he is a wretched one and knows no satiation.

By the way, has no one else thought that Pelosi's "Let them eat crumbs!!" was an echo from Marie Antionette??

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (gRjsG)

359 Men wear them too.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)

360 They'll probably lose but I have to pull for the Germans. "Business before pleasure."

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (ewxPW)

361 354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

RUSSIA hacked the Olympics!!1!11!

Posted by: MSNBC Olympic Coverage at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (Qy9+s)

362 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

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The British had an empire then they became associated with umbrellas. There is no recovery once you get the bumbershoot monkey on your back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (+y/Ru)

363 Men wear them too.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)


I stand corrected. I'd never seen it except on married women.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:40 PM (y87Qq)

364 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?

Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

Also, umbrellas can make you look like a fucking idiot!

Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (O5Q3r)

365 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (rnAwa)

366 Umbrellas are deadly.

Probably NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5KGu_tofug

Posted by: The Umbrella Hat at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (itfg0)

367 Anne! that's very astute of you. I hadn't thought of that, but Pale and Lousy was acting exactly like Marie Antoinette with her crumbs remark.

I'm happy to read that someone in the crowd recently asked her how much she was worth.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (xGMkv)

368 Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.
No, men wear them too although not daily. I just saw an episode of the old British TV series, The Jewel in the Crown, and after going to a Hindu temple for prayers, both the half-Indian man and the white Englishwoman have a red dot applied to their foreheads by the Hindu priest.

I think it might have to do with caste status too but I'd have to look that up. (And might just do that now.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (ewxPW)

369 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a
shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real
problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental
companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines.
But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new
thing.

I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

All those companies are doing is driving NRA membership up and causing loss of income for themselves. They only accomplish something if they get NRA members... and gun supporters in general... to agree that the NRA is "evil". That is not going to happen so let them scream and tantrum.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (FTXAT)

370 An umbrella almost killed Barack Obama.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (+y/Ru)

371 I'm in the NRA solely because they are the most visible 2A protectors out there. F*ck any discounts. And I ponied up Life Membership when Holder tried his Fast and Furious gambit.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:44 PM (QjpM/)

372 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:45 PM (skuoa)

373 Had to make sure. from wiki

From Vedic times, the bindi was created as a means to worship one's intellect. Therefore, it was used by both men and women. Worship of the intellect was so as to ensure that thoughts, speech, actions, habits and ultimately one's character becomes pure.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (AC18V)

374 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (e9G8E)

375 Umbrella control NOW!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (eMKNe)

376 booknlass, I saw "How The West Was Won" in its first theater run. My mom took me, and my sister. I think she wanted us to see that palatial theater, because it was torn down for a parking lot not too much later. There was an intermission, and a huge theater pipe organ came up out of
the floor in front of the stage for a short concert by an organist who
was a local celebrity.

That film was made in Cinerama, and only played select theaters. It was just huge. You know what the impact of Imax is; imagine almost the same thing, with really good sound, too, almost 60 years ago, when few people had heard a stereo. The audience applauded during the film. Hell, they cheered.

If you can find one of the websites dedicated to the history of Cinerama, it makes an interesting read. Developed by, among others, the WWI fighter pilot who made King Kong. Merion Cooper. Quite an American.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (H5rtT)

377 Yes, I think the NRA thing is meant to allow virtue signallers to get 'ordinary' people comfortable with sneering at anyone in the NRA as an attack on all firearms' owners.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (ewxPW)

378 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!
Dam you!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (ewxPW)

379 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

381 Oh, bitter for Germany....

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Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)

382 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)


*vomits profusely*

Posted by: Everyone Everywhere at February 24, 2018 11:48 PM (itfg0)

383 Very quiet in the hockey stadium. I feel sorry for the Koreans, it seems like not many people made the trip.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:49 PM (K1sgG)

384 Ok, it's getting late. I'll continue my rant tomorrow. Pleasant dreams, fappers.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (QjpM/)

385 more high tech than pebbles I guess, Lena

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

386 German-Italian collusion. Bach transcribes Vivaldi's concerto for four violins into a concerto for four harpsichords. Even back in the 18th century there was an Axis of evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKu4uCLbNo

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (/qEW2)

387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

388 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

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Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (+y/Ru)

389 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

"Hillary Still Conscious!"

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (XA9IT)

390 Dam you!
Posted by: andycanuck
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ISWYDT

Posted by: The TVA at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (7ThJ3)

391 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are
affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then
we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

I don't think they are doing that either... both of my kids (21 and 22) came to me separately and told me they wanted us all to join the NRA. Even some of the traumatized kids who are being used by CNN seem to be cottoning on to the fact that they are being lied to. In the end, this latest liberal attempt to destroy the 2nd amendment will end like all the others: with us angry but still having our rights and with them red faced and disappointed in life.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

392 "Hillary sets all-time world record for most consecutive hiccups ever"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (eMKNe)

393 2nd period underway. Russia-1 Germany-0

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:52 PM (O5Q3r)

394 381
Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)


Not. Much. Fun. In. Stalingrad.

Posted by: Mr. Hilter at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

396 387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

*looks around nervously*

Posted by: Mt. Everest at February 24, 2018 11:54 PM (D9v9b)

397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

398 ...of course, a lot of that could be me wildly changing lanes with reckless abandon in Ithaca's dread 'Octopus' - Fulton St / Meadow St...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (e9G8E)

399 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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You know that 'new car smell', well....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (w1zJX)

400 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Rosie O'Doughnut = Fat Pig

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (+y/Ru)

401 397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

So there was room to spare.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (NWiLs)

402 A friend has one. Nice tight car with good acceleration and fuel economy. The backup video is cool.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (AC18V)

403 ISWYDT
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Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (ewxPW)

404 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

Gaslighting only works until someone points out reality...

And Real Americans ARE starting to speak in public... you just won't hear the MEDIA giving them interviews.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (NgKpN)

405 . The backup video is cool.
Posted by: gNewt
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We have those.

Posted by: Sexbot at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (w1zJX)

406 Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50

*******

I can only hope so!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (e9G8E)

407 Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

408 gNewt, thanks. No backup camera though. No problem, I've never had one before anyway so it's not like I have to get used to the lack of one. ;-)

One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

409 395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

Congrats!

One of my friends has one. He likes it, best car he's owned.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (xJa6I)

410 Mark, thanks!
I've always liked hatchbacks. Part of my 1980s coming of age, I think. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (eMKNe)

411 Stringer, no one cheered in Albuquerque while we watched it. but what an epic movie! I'll watch it any chance i get.


that's great qdp! congrats on your new car

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (xGMkv)

412 How The West Was Won? I can still see the guy getting a face full of tomahawk. 35mm Technicolor. Morticia was in it too.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (RuIsu)

413 booknlass, thanks!

Now I really do have no excuse to miss GNAMM II.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (eMKNe)

414 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.
Posted by: An Asmat

You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)

415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

416 You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)
.............
That is brutal, but funny!

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:04 AM (yhf6w)

417 One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)


1. Very nice! May it serve you well. I've heard nothing but good things about Hyundai in the last ten years or so, same with ex-rental fleet cars.
2. Are you used to driving a manual? If so... maybe don't bother with the flippy stick shifter thing. I had a rental with one once and it was loads of fun until I clutched to downshift out of reflex... there is no clutch. Brake pedals make lousy clutch pedals when you floor them at 45mph :-/
Maybe I just can't be trusted to use automanuals.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

419 The Russians have wider tracks.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (ewxPW)

420 415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

Numbers/Lend Lease won the war, for sure.

But the T-34 was legit good. Sloped armor, fast diesel engine, 76mm gun, low profile and...reliable.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (xJa6I)

421 hogmartin, thanks! I had a ton of people recommend Hyundai to me as well, including family members and co-workers.

Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

422 I got NRA Instructor credentials about 15 years ago, in a private tutorial that took about a week and was a little expensive, from a great old couple who went to a lot of trouble to accommodate the deadline I had. And the guy gave me an Instructor patch from the old days, recognizably different from the ones then current.

As I had retired from my career, I sewed in onto my service jacket, over the agency logo. Great jacket, still have it. And when people ask me if it doesn't spook people to see an NRA patch, I tell them that it's less scary than the embroidery it's covering.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (H5rtT)

423 I love the last pic. fucking warriors being fucking warriors.

But, gawdammit, we need to bring them home. Now. Right the fuck now. I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.

Bring them the fuck home.

Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

424 The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray
***************

Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

425 Germany ties it up!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (O5Q3r)

426 Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

-
And things that go up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (+y/Ru)

427 418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

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On this weeks "In Seacrh Of"...

Posted by: Leonard Nimoy at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (vChNs)

428 I think they have a different crease rule. But let's see if the goal stands...

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (jTKIp)

429 Goal is good. 1-1 halfway through 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (O5Q3r)

430 Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

431 Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

Yep... America is not at war...

Only the Military is...

Do what we need to do to win... or bring the Men home...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

432 I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.
**********

They need a good reason, something pithy, succinct, like WE RULE THE WORLD.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (AC18V)

433 Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

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wasn't that the burnt Marx Brother?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:13 AM (vChNs)

434 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

435 Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)


If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.

But there's no reason to use it unless you want to make vroom-vroom noises on a twisty road or something, and you'll probably get slightly better mileage if you just leave it in 'D' and let the transaxle figure it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

436 hogmartin, thanks! That makes sense.

Most likely I'll never use that feature. The one time I tried to learn a manual, it was a nightmare. Almost threw myself threw the windshield at least once... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (eMKNe)

437 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.

Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

438 threw through threw through threw through

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (eMKNe)

439 No smoking around the Lee M3.
Did enough of that after eating an 88.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (0tfLf)

440 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?

Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (IMacf)

441 Insomniac, I findley found your email. I'm an idiot.

Be well, if we don't talk tonight we can talk tomorrow.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (yJ1e6)

442 Could Trudeau in India be the first head of state LARPer?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (wPiJc)

443 Pug Mahon, yeah, funny co-inky-dink about that... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

444 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.
Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

The Paolo, he has discriminating tastes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:21 AM (IMacf)

445 One's truly not a motorist until he's learnt how to stir his own gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (e9G8E)

446 Can you imagine what Justin Trudeau spends on recording equipment to keep up to date with that wife of his?

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (yhf6w)

447 Zettai, I know how to use the stick shift that REALLY counts. Does that help?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (eMKNe)

448 Shit. I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on. Ima gonna sit in the cold on my porch for a few minutes, then go to bed.

'Night Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (IMacf)

449 I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on...

Shamrock shake + Jameson = fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (eMKNe)

450 At about 13 I learned to drive manual transmissions on an old Ford 8n and a Willys CJ2A. Crashed the CJ2A into a tree. The fix was hooking a chain to the bent bumper and a tree and backing up.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (4fiCC)

451 Wife shopping for a new pickup told the salesperson, repeatedly, she wanted a standard shift 4 speed (granny). He says I have but it's a column it's a little different but you'll like it.

He drives up and she gets in the drivers seat, he gets in the middle (I'm too tall).

The column is awkward for her but she depresses the pedal *note: the pedal* and pulls it down into low. HoKay, boys that's when I stiffen my legs on the floorboard and rest my hands on the dash.

She expected a standard and the clutch work when she attempted second gear gave the salesman quite a lurch.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:27 AM (AC18V)

452 This is impressive. Germany is not playing for silver.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (ZM6hc)

453 Top picture:

I like big buttes and I cannot lie.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (wPiJc)

454 Germany hanging tough. 1-1, end of 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (O5Q3r)

455 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.
Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (2DOZq)

456 Ever been to Butter Butte? It's a beaut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (eMKNe)

457 Claire de Lune will break your heart.
I'm good for about 20 seconds of it, then, bad things start to happen.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (w7KSn)

458 If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's
suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at
least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left
from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to
downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored
with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.




Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

My Kia Soul has that too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)

459 navybrat, that's how I am with Moonlight Sonata. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 12:31 AM (xGMkv)

460 Get the butte.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (ewxPW)

461 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19

I have no idea, but the leaders in the Dominican Rep. have always been the guys w/ the most white blood.

Take a look at the leaders of the NAACP.
It's almost like they are self hating as they chose the whitest guys. Go figure, I can't make sense of it. They need to explain it because a white guy like I can't.

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (yJ1e6)

463 Shamrock shake + Jenna Jameson = lotsa fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (89T5c)

464 navybrat, maybe try renting a Mazda Miata? Might be expensive though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (eMKNe)

465 Paddle shifters look cool.
My stupid Ford tries to go into OD as soon a possible. In the city it's turned off.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (AC18V)

466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

467 I believe the top photo is of Monument Valley, where John Ford shot many of his classic westerns.

Northern Arizona.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

468 My Kia Soul has that too.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)


Do you use it? I could never figure out if you're supposed to ease off the accelerator when you shift like a manual or if you're supposed to just keep the pressure steady like an automatic. Or how to downshift if a light turns red way up ahead. It just felt... odd, I couldn't get used to it.

In my defense, though, I only had it for a day and a half, and boy howdy I was lit up like Chinese New Year the whole time, tell you what.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (y87Qq)

469 Northern Arizona.

****

You may be right.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (wPiJc)

470 The Miata's were cool cars.
I knew a lot of people that drove them.
I'd love to rent a Mini Cooper with a stick.
Except for I'd probably kill myself, it would be great!

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (w7KSn)

471 Latest Hollywood bombshell: Caitlyn Jenner claims to have been repeatedly sexually groped by Bruce Jenner. The abuse apparently began when Caitlyn entered puberty, and continued until just a few years ago.

Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (BPTve)

472 466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

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Reykjavik

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:37 AM (9SkN+)

473 navybrat, oh man. I remember when the Miata first came out in the late 1980s. I don't think an automatic version was even available of it then. Guys were drooling over them... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:38 AM (eMKNe)

474 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat
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I drove a Jetta. It wasn't fun. They have it hooked up to the computer so as soon as you start your shift the rpms drop like a rock and then if you attempt a speed shift bringing the rpms up proper just doesn't work. It's a nice car but you can't make it dance.

Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)

476 The Miatas were more like a very sophisticated sled.
With stick shift.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (w7KSn)

477 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)

478 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:42 AM (w7KSn)

479 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:43 AM (y87Qq)

480 I once owned a Rambler of early '60's vintage that had a hybrid transmission that could manually or automatically change gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (e9G8E)

481 "Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth"

I might do that. I decided to finally learn piano a 3 or 4 years ago. I've come a a long way but it has really taken time away from drinking. Not sure it's worth it.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (NbRJx)

482 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/


He should hang out with these guys:

https://www.flyinmiata.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

483 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)


The new Maximas have a CVT that's supposed to mimic the sound and feel of a geared transmission when it's in sport mode (I don't know if they did the same with the Altima CVT programming).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (y87Qq)

484 Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

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Had a 2009 Cobalt SS Turbo. It was putting about 280 HP on the ground.

It had a cool feature called "No lift shift." Basically, keep the pedal mashed to the floor while shifting. No need to left off the gas as it wouldn't allow the engine to over-rev while shifting.

Ran that thing up to about 130 once. Might as well have been doing 75 for all the car noticed. Didn't get squirrelly or anything.

However, when you wind up changing tires about every 15K miles and a set of tires runs $1K, it takes the luster off.

Traded it for a truck.

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (WEBkv)

485 462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19


Mexico's Presidential election is coming up in a mere matter of months.

The leading candidate is the far Left Obrador, who is so far gone that even the Leftmost of Mexico's three parties (the PRD) are opposing him.

How bad will it be if he wins?

Think a Mexican Hugo Chavez with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists in "stolen" land that the Reconquista and La Raza people believe still is part of Mexico.

Look forward to "interesting times".

Posted by: The Deconquista Hat at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (itfg0)

486
Learned how to drive on a 44 Willys MB we put together courtesy of the gov't. Dad paid $100 for it surplus.

It had a winch and a fording kit, no PTO, though. I took that thing up hills I had to winch back down and through water just about over the hood. If you couldn't go with it, you didn't want to go in the first place.

We still had it when I went in the service in 60.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (S/hVx)

487 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat
*********************

It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

488 475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)


To be fair, knot tying is a dying art now-a-days...

Posted by: The Barrel Knot Hat at February 25, 2018 12:47 AM (itfg0)

489 Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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"They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

490 When I was in Austria I saw a car that was incredibly hot. Styled like crazy and a manual 6 speed. Probably a custom job.
I never saw it before.
Or since.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w7KSn)

491
It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

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That stop-start business is a deal killer for me. I've had it on loan cars and it's a clumsy jerry-rigged solution that hardly saves any gas at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:50 AM (9SkN+)

492 Before the Day Of Threads With a Hungarian Theme concludes, Miklos presents to assist in all Hungarian related matter, quotidian or profound.

Allok ön rendelkezésére, vagy högyem vagy uram.

"I am at your service, whether Lord Or Lady".

People still use this old fashioned language in Ye Olde Hungary.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

493 Miklos!
Hello from one who has trod your fair city.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:52 AM (w7KSn)

494 Cars are just one more product that our overlords in Washington have forced into mediocrity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (9SkN+)

495 "They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

"Can't do math neither"

*of behalf of Ppf. Jay Guevara*

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

496 In the last decade or so most of the cars that used to at least come with a manual - even if you had to hunt through every dealership in the area to find one or two that didn't have the automatic 'option' - don't any more. Camry, Maxima, Altima, 3-series, C-class, all of those can't be had with a clutch as far as I know. A few still offer it, but they're hen's teeth. Toyota 86, 370Z, M3 (last year for those)... that's all that comes to mind. And none of them are cheap at all, either to buy or to run.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (y87Qq)

497 Cicero, it would be nice if somehow Detroit could be allowed to make muscle cars again.

OTOH, my hunch is they'd be ridiculously expensive.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (eMKNe)

498 194: Sessions will have Rpsenstein look into this.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (5gaNQ)

499 When I was in Austria I saw a car that was incredibly hot. Styled like crazy and a manual 6 speed. Probably a custom job.
I never saw it before.
Or since.
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w7KSn)

If you want hot try a Jeepny. I mean hot as in 100 degrees and filled with diesel fumes.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (5fRCd)

500 Think a Mexican Hugo Chavez with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists in "stolen" land that the Reconquista and La Raza people believe still is part of Mexico.

Look forward to "interesting times".

Posted by: The Deconquista Hat at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (itfg0)
***********************

In the Mexican War we owned Mexico. We controlled the capital, the ports, every major city we occupied and controlled. President Polk instead of keeping it waited, he had to wait, that's how decimated they were, for them to form a government in order to surrender.

Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)

501 Miklos!
Hello from one who has trod your fair city.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:52 AM (w7KSn)

You walked in front of my apartment, too. Right behind the market hall. You should have bought it then and there, and I would not begrudge you the 200% capitalist profit it would sell for today.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (zCyNd)

502 Polk had to decide whether Mexico was an asset or a liability.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (w7KSn)

503 It's Midnight in the middle of America, an America is getting greater again every day and where let us remember Jeb Bush will never be fifty points ahead.

Looking back, looks like the topics are automotives or child abuse. Maybe I missed something?

Posted by: mindful webworker by Midnight at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (pQplJ)

504 Cicero, it would be nice if somehow Detroit could be allowed to make muscle cars again.

OTOH, my hunch is they'd be ridiculously expensive.

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There are still a few. Dodge Challenger Demon has an 800 hp V8 and it can all be yours for $86,000.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (9SkN+)

505 I must return when it is warmer!

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (w7KSn)

506 Cicero, I think I saw one of those at the dealership this morning. (I got the Hyundai at Chrysler Jeep of Ontario.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (eMKNe)

507 högyem

sorry. should be hölgyem

Russians hacked my Hungarian.

*hmm...blues song? short story title?*

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:59 AM (zCyNd)

508 It's strange how everything that used to have a V8 is now getting a turbocharged 6 or even a four-banger. That's pretty hard to swallow in the luxury segment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:00 AM (9SkN+)

509 In the Mexican War we owned Mexico. We controlled the capital, the ports, every major city we occupied and controlled. President Polk instead of keeping it waited, he had to wait, that's how decimated they were, for them to form a government in order to surrender.

Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)


But with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists? And who-knows-how many new outright fifth columnists to be introduced once Obrador takes over?

There is the potential for greater American civilian death then any other non-nuclear war scenario with any other country on Earth.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 25, 2018 01:01 AM (itfg0)

510 For some reason I think the story of Michael Rockefeller could be the story of Timothy Treadwell.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 01:01 AM (5fRCd)

511 Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)

You forget-the Americanos had to send Lopez de Santa Anna to Washington to surrender in person. The Mexicans wanted to kill him.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)

512
Today's cars are unquestioned engineering marvel, but they have all the appeal of a dead tree stump. They're reduced to transportation modules and little else.

I would sooner have an old 49 or 50 Ford to drive. They had a simple honest charm that is totally lacking in modern cars.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (S/hVx)

513 irongrampa, as I understand it, they also had incredibly simple, user-friendly and easy-to-repair engines.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (eMKNe)

514
Today's cars are unquestioned engineering marvel, but they have all the appeal of a dead tree stump. They're reduced to transportation modules and little else.

--------

The electronics are more important than the car, in most cases.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (9SkN+)

515 If I could, I would drive a Pierce Arrow.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:04 AM (w7KSn)

516 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

517 515 If I could, I would drive a Pierce Arrow.
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:04 AM (w7KSn)

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How about a 1928 Porter?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (9SkN+)

518 Mother and daughter shoot up a robber in their Tulsa, OK liquor store

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yct76epq


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (bxLgY)

519 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc

Also Crosstrek

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

520 The Pierce Arrow had wheels up to my chest.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (w7KSn)

521 Russia scores. Leads 2-1, 6:30 left,3rd.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:06 AM (O5Q3r)

522 "My Mother The Car"

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (w7KSn)

523 Germany comes right back! Tied at 2!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (O5Q3r)

524 Random question: how many 'ettes are eating pizza right now?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (5fRCd)

525 (de-lurks)

Yo.

(re-lurks)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (rJUlF)

526 Pizza nyah?

Nope.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (bxLgY)

527 522 "My Mother The Car"
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (w7KSn)

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Heh. Good catch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (9SkN+)

528 GO RUSSIA!!!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 01:09 AM (Qy9+s)

529 Most modern automobiles, even motorbikes, are designed such that literal imbeciles can get them going... I think this explains why there are so many more idiots on the roads these days...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 01:10 AM (e9G8E)

530 You forget-the Americanos had to send Lopez de Santa Anna to Washington to surrender in person. The Mexicans wanted to kill him.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)
*****************

That was a different war but yes, the United States has been very kind to Mexico. They need some tough love.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:10 AM (AC18V)

531 Miklos has home made pizza. Not authentic Hungarian pizza, because I have not squirted ketchup all over it.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with pizza, if you want some at February 25, 2018 01:12 AM (zCyNd)

532
A lot of the cars from the 50's and 60's that are considered classics are what I cut my teeth on as a mechanic.

For 40 odd years I was that friendly guy who fixed your car right the FIRST time.

I've seen the advent of radial tires, electronic ignition, fuel injection and complete computer control of engine and body functions.

And fixed it all.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:12 AM (S/hVx)

533 The electronics are more important than the car, in most cases.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (9SkN+)


It seems like there's also much less difference between makes and models because of that. When everything comes standard with the features that made up the $6000 premium trim line from 2006, there isn't much to distinguish between them. My parents rent a mid-size car when they visit and when pretty much everything in the fleet has a back-up camera and lane assist and satellite radio with Bluetooth and blind-spot monitors, you really can't even tell what kind of car you're in, especially when you're duct-taped in the trunk and you've lost a lot of blood.

Back in high school (ca. 1994), I could identify cars just from the head or taillights. Now I have to look for the badge when it's sitting next to me at a stop light during the day.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)

534 Germans score! Lead 3-2. 3:16 left.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (O5Q3r)

535 Gold Medal Game has been awesome.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (wvjZS)

536 Mein Himmel!
The Krauts may win this.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2018 01:14 AM (0jtPF)

537 "They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones
Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for
the dreamy Dreamers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

wikileaks long ago showed Podesta was working with about half the Catholic church on their subversive plans ... and this new pope seems to be one of "them". I think all church goers of any faith should make sure where their donations go, and keep the decisions local, starting right in the home. If they want to build wells in Africa, arrange that with the local church, and have direct contact.

Sorta the decentralized federalism plan applied to churches ... which seems to be how it was in the first century.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 25, 2018 01:14 AM (bT8Z4)

538 First car was 49 Ford flat head six. Eighteen miles to the gallon it would do and ride smooth too.

The back seat was, it was a lot different than the backseats of today.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:15 AM (AC18V)

539 Germans on the power play. 2:11 left.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:15 AM (O5Q3r)

540 Captain Whitebread (peeks under lurker blanket), are you still doing a radio gig? I listened in one night online but lost the link and don't know your schedule.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 25, 2018 01:16 AM (pQplJ)

541 I don't know who invented automatic ignition timing, but I'm quite sure he was an agent of Satan...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (e9G8E)

542 Top photo, famous spot on US Hwy 163, Monument Valley. It's actually in Utah, as you enter the Navajo reservation. Close to the 4 corners area.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (V2Yro)

543 HOLY SHIT!

They tied it up while down a man!!?

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (wvjZS)

544 Russia ties it with a minute left!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (O5Q3r)

545 Then again, maybe the Krauts won't.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2018 01:18 AM (0jtPF)

546 Russia pulled the goalie so it was 5 on 5.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:18 AM (O5Q3r)

547 >>Top photo, famous spot on US Hwy 163, Monument Valley. It's actually in Utah, as you enter the Navajo reservation. Close to the 4 corners area.


163 used to be a nice winter bike ride. Used to go through there 4-5 times a year on my way to/from Moab.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:19 AM (wvjZS)

548 Oh huh, looks like Mazda still lets you decline the automatic 'option' for the 3 and 6 on their build page. Punch line: configure one with a manual and search the inventory; there are maybe 12 Mazdas in all of Christendom that aren't automatics or Miatas and none of them are within 500 miles of your zip code.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (y87Qq)

549 @475,

Blake.....tie em up.......shit, we just take em with us. "Family Friendly Dives" provide an Octane Free Children's Arena.......

That way we got someone sober to drive us home when the time comes.

It's why every genuine Hillbilly Mobile is equipped with "midget gear"......i.e. the mods midgets require to drive "normal cars".....Kid useful that gear is......

All snark aside.......The daycare story kinda screams, "on Day 4 of the Meth Binge, Neatherlin had a good idea..."

But, the most pertinent part is how in the EVER LIVIN FUCK was this woman investigated in 13,15 an 16 for criminal mistreatment of children and somehow, STILL.....operated a daycare.............

Oh, sorry y'all......I missed the Browardism in action......

Never mind.

All the Best Horde Of Exceptional.....As ALWAYS, y'all Deserve It!

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (5TqIK)

550 >> Russia pulled the goalie so it was 5 on 5.


5 on 6.

Still down a man.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (wvjZS)

551 Those Germans have some nice set plays off the Faceoff.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (wvjZS)

552 Going to overtime.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (O5Q3r)

553 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat and well wishes tonight! Happy Sunday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (eMKNe)

554 Happy driving.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (AC18V)

555 One weird and wild game.


Russians better players, but not playing smart and no apparent game plan.


Germans disciplined.


Both goalies - almost comically bad. Half the goals scored have been ridiculous.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (tGjfm)

556 How long is overtime?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (AC18V)

557 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with a full set of wrenches at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

558 Wow.

Thanks I was wondering if they pulled the goalie watching in Shanghai and they didn't show that.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:24 AM (OEqWZ)

559 Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar
***********************

Mish shifting?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:25 AM (AC18V)

560 This is what I wanted - 4 on 4 over-time. Best idea since the NCAA football over-time procedure.


Would be even better with a team like Finland or Sweden or the Czechs against the Russians (faster flashier skating than the German team offers) on that big ice, 4 on 4.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:25 AM (tGjfm)

561 People come and go so quickly here! exclaimed Alice... the hooker.

Good slight, sleep fight, and don't let the bedbugs gripe.

Posted by: mindful webworker - something like that at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (pQplJ)

562 Time for me too. Maybe dream of cars past tonight.


But remember, y'all, we are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD.

We are extraordinary people, living in an exceptional country. Cherish that.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe and warm.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (S/hVx)

563 20 minutes over-time. Then shoot-out if needed.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (tGjfm)

564 Wait - sudden death, or 20 minutes regardless of scoring? Don't know. 20 minutes before shoot-out, at least.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:27 AM (tGjfm)

565 20 minutes, it's late, past my time, have to wait 'till morning to learn the score. `nite.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:28 AM (AC18V)

566 What is the source of the "military" looking pic?

That has to be one of the worst-built sand-bag walls I have ever seen.

If it's not from a movie set, a bunch of people need to go back and do "remedial" basic.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (7rlrd)

567 Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?
Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with a full set of wrenches at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)


If you half-pull the high beam but not far enough to engage the latch, you can make an WRX STI wink, if that's your thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Y-_5i2K04

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (y87Qq)

568 Sudden death. 20 min max.

No goal -> Shootout.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (wvjZS)

569 My Kia Soul has that?
Something to look into on Sunday.

Posted by: Downcast at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (v2Njf)

570 Wait - sudden death, or 20 minutes regardless of scoring? Don't know. 20 minutes before shoot-out, at least.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:27 AM (tGjfm)

This is about ACC basketball, right?

Posted by: Miklos the adopted Dookie at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (zCyNd)

571 It's a damn shame the Subaru WRX is a tosser mobile.
If they weren't so gay, they'd be pretty cool.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:31 AM (wvjZS)

572 i want my my stolen 1963 Willys Gladiator 1 tom pickup back... the one with the speed shop built 327 Chevy with the Isky cam, the Edelbrock manifold, Mallory Ignition and the Holley carb....

which was probably in Mexico within hours of being stolen, or just chopped to bits, minus the good parts.

bastards.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 25, 2018 01:31 AM (LrpB0)

573 Thanks garrett.


These goalies make it very hard to predict a winner. Either side could score at any time even on marginal plays (Russian goalie is the shakier of the two).


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:33 AM (tGjfm)

574 Mary!!! Always so right!!!

The nice people (not from here) from Subaru want to use your Heroic Birkenstock in their next marketing campaign!!


Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at February 25, 2018 01:35 AM (zCyNd)

575 OT. 4 on 4.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:37 AM (O5Q3r)

576 Check out the "devastated" #GunControl #Everytown ghouls, I mean victims of the Florida shooting, before the Ellen taping.

https://tinyurl.com/ycvpmpw4

The left loves mass shootings. It is fun to advance your #communist agenda on the graves of dead people. Party on scum #FromMyColdDeadHands

Posted by: Trigger Warning at February 25, 2018 01:40 AM (YRXy3)

577 First big stop he's made all night.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:45 AM (O5Q3r)

578 Swimmin'...but he got it.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:46 AM (wvjZS)

579 Russia on the power play.10:49 left in OT

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:49 AM (O5Q3r)

580 Russia wins gold.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:50 AM (O5Q3r)

581 Shit.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (OEqWZ)

582 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Y-_5i2K04

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (y87Qq)

I watched that, nothing happens.

Oh-here is joke!!

Like all old jokes from Communist days. Is, how you say, knee slapper!

Posted by: Miklos Molnar. legal immigrant at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (zCyNd)

583 Well, that was gonna happen.

4 on 3 is tough.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (wvjZS)

584 Russians win? Only with doping and tanks.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, thinking 1956 at February 25, 2018 01:52 AM (zCyNd)

585 Life imitates art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bti1eIm8k0

Posted by: phssthpok at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (0wlz+)

586 Damn. Germans had it and blew it.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (O5Q3r)

587 Ya.

And not really a penalty the refs could ignore.

Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

588 504 Detroit has never made higher performance cars than they do now.
2016 C7 Corvette is 470HP and 29mpg stock.

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:54 AM (9TR2V)

589 47 A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.



Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac


Sh died doing what she loved, which in this case seemed to be being monumentally stupid. Of course, with Stage 4 BC, maybe there were no good options for her, and going vegan was as good a choice as any.

Cancer still sux.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 01:55 AM (0ogQG)

590 Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

Prime Minister Jusin Bieber will be dressed in some ethnic iteration.

Dirndl is my guess.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, done thinking at February 25, 2018 01:56 AM (zCyNd)

591 today's camaro = 650HP from the factory

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (9TR2V)

592 590 Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

Prime Minister Jusin Bieber will be dressed in some ethnic iteration.

Dirndl is my guess.
Posted by: Miklos Molnar, done thinking at February 25, 2018 01:56 AM (zCyNd)

*******

LOL!

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (OEqWZ)

593 Justin Trudeau could also wear Lederhosen--although when he's wearing them it's called Leder Hoser.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:59 AM (OEqWZ)

594 Kovalchuk would have killed himself if the Russians had lost, after being unable to lift the puck on that nifty rush he did. He had the German goalie completely beaten.


Interesting, even in the short over-time, there was much more interesting stick handling and rushing by the Russians.


I think even on the big ice, the key thing in the game has become the size of the players (and their athleticism, reach). When you go to 4 on 4, it instantly becomes more fluid and the players with lots of moves suddenly show them again.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 02:00 AM (Pby3z)

595
My Jenna Jameson shaped Fleshlight won't order me a pizza after 2 minutes in heaven

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:04 AM (g4lFK)

596 Detroit has never made higher performance cars than they do now.
2016 C7 Corvette is 470HP and 29mpg stock.
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:54 AM (9TR2V)


1960 Ford Nucleon, ~400kWt pressurized water fission reactor.

Or are you in the other timeline? I bet you're in the other timeline.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 02:05 AM (y87Qq)

597
Ace's boy Nick from Diversity & Comics is getting email threats of suing and harassment like a crazy ex from pedo tentacle porn seizure dude. Scary and funny. Video related.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RGiyBsk4inE

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:08 AM (g4lFK)

598 I'm kidding I can't avoid a Fleshlight..... Or pizza in the current year and looking forward

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:11 AM (g4lFK)

599 I have Ford Nucleon.

Wash it myself every week.

Vote for me.

Posted by: President Joe Biden at February 25, 2018 02:13 AM (zCyNd)

600 Bleep bloop

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:16 AM (Qy9+s)

601 All my hacking finally paid off!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:17 AM (Qy9+s)

602 All my hacking finally paid off!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:17 AM (Qy9+s)

Bad news-all Bitcoin is automatically converted to rubles.

Read the cyrillic fine print.

Posted by: Miklos, with unfunded pension at February 25, 2018 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

603 today's camaro = 650HP from the factory

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (9TR2V)
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and will make the quarter mile in an astounding 25 seconds....with a tail wind.

F off with the Detroit advertising BS.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 25, 2018 02:24 AM (LrpB0)

604 Posted by: Miklos, with unfunded pension at February 25, 2018 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

Oh hey, what was the 'nothing happens' thing with the headlight video about? That must have gone over my head.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 02:27 AM (y87Qq)

605 What is the source of the "military" looking pic?

That has to be one of the worst-built sand-bag walls I have ever seen.

If it's not from a movie set, a bunch of people need to go back and do "remedial" basic.


Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (7rlrd)

Here ya go: https://tinyurl.com/y8mbhnhl

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 25, 2018 02:35 AM (yzxic)

606 Looks like I better take over as Pontifex Maximus... again
The Catholic hierarchy keeps shitting the bed.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at February 25, 2018 02:53 AM (FTPVM)

607 Just followed a link from Drudge and read how Mona Charen just had to unburden herself at CPAC and demand how dare the organisers and attendees call themselves conservatives if they didn't join the #MeToo witchunt.

Why are these NeverTrumpers asked anywhere?

Posted by: Decaf at February 25, 2018 02:55 AM (/3+Sg)

608 Mother and daughter shoot up a robber in their Tulsa, OK liquor store

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yct76epq


Damn, that was intense. The mother and daughter were lucky to be alive. This video demonstrates the reason to unload your weapon until the threat is completely removed. The reluctance to avoid shooting the thug almost got them killed. Fortunately, the gun he wrestled from the mother appeared to be empty.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 25, 2018 03:04 AM (b0njJ)

609 Aaugh,. Has everyone gone to bed?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:11 AM (5fRCd)

610 The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.

Wow. What a truly pathetic story. And that picture at the end of the article of the shit that still sits in the museum as his collection ... man, what crap.

The story really needed to have his shrunken head delivered as the only part of the collection that remains. They could certainly throw the rest of that shit out and no one would really notice ... except that there might be a slight paucity of unsophisticated, weird penis sculptures around for a while ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 03:12 AM (8gDQu)

611 I'm on the job!

Posted by: Nytol at February 25, 2018 03:12 AM (Fikbq)

612 FWIW: Duterte seems to be the Filipino Donald Trump. The people I'm hanging out with like him, they don't think he's perfect but they like him.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:18 AM (5fRCd)

613 Justin Trudeau could also wear Lederhosen--although when he's wearing them it's called Leder Hoser.
Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:59 AM (OEqWZ)

A visit to the Ukraine will see dressed like a dancer.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:22 AM (5fRCd)

614 A visit to the Ukraine will see dressed like a dancer.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:22 AM (5fRCd)


Trudeau's got a whole closet of burkhas ready for his trip to France.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 03:31 AM (8gDQu)

615 RockfreakinChalk, Jayhawk!

Yay Bill & co for 14 straight conference titles!!! Waaaay better than the Olympics...

Posted by: Shopgirl: #GoodbyeHoz at February 25, 2018 03:41 AM (ir6ZB)

616 Trudeau's got a whole closet of burkhas ready for his trip to France.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

That's 'Justine', eh? The world's most renowned part time substitute teacher.

Oh, Cananduh. The World needs more laughs.

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 03:54 AM (S+W8j)

617 Look hear you bunch of slackers. I've been up since 0200. Between the links and the comments it's taken just over two hours to get here.

I'm not going back to sleep apparently so you people need to get back to work entertaining me.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 25, 2018 04:10 AM (is5l6)

618 603 Jeezus what the hell is that?
Actual 1/4 mile time for the 2016 SS camaro is 12.3 seconds... better than any 60s car ever made.
Don't know where that comment came from at all

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 04:23 AM (9TR2V)

619 ooops 1969 ZL-1 was faster in the 1/4 mile than the 2016 camaro ss but that's the only one.
Both 2017 and 2018 ZL-1's were faster than the 69, though

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 04:27 AM (9TR2V)

620 I'm up, have every plan to be up at 3am tomorrow, guess I'll make the coffee

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 04:36 AM (aC6Sd)

621 Raining again, 4th day in a row

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 04:37 AM (aC6Sd)

622 Server move won't happen tonight. I started the process, but it's taking too long; I'll have to come up with another approach.

Tomorrow is out (I'll be in meetings all day) so it will be Monday night/Tuesday morning. I'll start earlier and then manually update the database and rebuild the blog page afterwards.

I do have a complete backup just in case lightning strikes again and takes out the other drive in the server.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 25, 2018 04:57 AM (2yngH)

623 That sounds like it is a pain in the ass, but emergency backup site was fun I have to say

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 05:02 AM (aC6Sd)

624 The Left has a war declared on the NRA, there has to be some documentation on the coercion

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 05:33 AM (aC6Sd)

625 624 Just reupped my membership thx for the reminder!

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 05:38 AM (9TR2V)

626 Maybe everyone is waiting for the Emergency Morning Thread

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2018 05:50 AM (aC6Sd)

627 Skip speaks and

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 25, 2018 06:03 AM (is5l6)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-24-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Extracting Emotion

50. Early Melancholy 01.jpg

For those of you with long memories, in my first post I called all movies lies. Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally involved with people who never existed during events that never took place. Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way. I don't see anything particularly wrong with that, but understanding that it's all a manipulation, I think, helps to view certain things that movies do in a new light.

One of the things that movies sometimes do that makes this very obvious to me is when they try to force an emotion from me, the audience, before it has done the necessary work to actually create an emotional connection between me and the characters on screen.

In order to highlight what I mean, I've provided two clips below. The first is from a movie that, in the hands of almost any other director, would be considered a masterpiece, but coming from Martin Scorsese is merely one of his better films. The second is from an over-praised comic book movie. Is it fair to compare the two? Well, I'm not comparing them as a whole, just two scenes that happen at about the same point in each and seem to have similar points.

The first is from Hugo:

This is our introduction to Papa Georges. I wish there was a bit more to the clip, but I think it shows enough to make my point. What emotion are we supposed to understand that Papa Georges is feeling? There seems to be a deep sadness about him, but are we, as an audience, expected to share in that sadness in that moment?

Before you answer, watch the second clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2:

This is the first time we've seen the character Yondu in this film. If you haven't seen the first movie, your introduction to the character is him emoting heavily. If you have seen the first movie, none of what Yondu is going through here is even hinted at in the first adventure. This is the introduction to a major conflict for this character (being cast out from the other 99 Ravagers). Yondu is obviously deeply sad about this, but how are we, as the audience, expected to react to that emotionally?

The answer to both, I think, is keyed by the music. In the clip from Hugo, the music is almost defiantly jaunty after we see Papa Georges' sadness. We're supposed to see his sadness, perhaps understand that it's a deep melancholy, but we're not expected to share in it just yet. In the clip from Guardians, the music swells to dramatic highs as though we're expected to feel the emotions that Yondu is feeling. I suppose that if you're really invested in Yondu as a character, then some very sudden realization that he has a sad past that was never hinted at before could elicit something, but for the rest of the audience, I'm fairly certain it doesn't work.


Emotional Journeys

50. Early Melancholy 02.jpg

There seems to be a difference in outlook from the creators of both films about what exactly the purposes of these scenes are. Scorsese sees his scene as an introduction to a character, the first step on a journey that will reveal the reasons for that melancholy. Gunn, on the other hand, seems to think that his scene is an emotional payoff on its own.

Is that a fair reading of the intentions of both scenes and filmmakers? I think so. One, I don't imagine that too many people would disagree with me that Scorsese is a better storyteller than James Gunn, but that's an argument by authority and not terribly convincing on its own. Scorsese did make New York, New York, for all its worth. To understand how these are intended, one needs to view the rest of the movies.

Hugo sees the discovery of Papa Georges' past as its main driver in terms of plot, character, and theme. Our main character, Hugo Cabret, goes on a search for family, and his way to find one is to find Papa Georges' past, so we go on a journey to find out who he was, driven by Hugo. Hugo's own path is tied inexorably to Papa Georges' past, so when we do find out why he's so sad, we've grown to know him, and the emotional payoff ends up being satisfying.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, however, isn't nearly so focused. We get bits here and there in fits and starts. Yondu is far from the center of the film. He's a secondary character. You might expect an emotional payoff for him to be a minor goal to the overall picture and treated as such. To me, that implies that his emotional journey should be of relative importance to the amount of screen time the character receives. Should Yondu be dealing with something as large as rejection from his entire culture as his part of the movie? I feel like it's too much, and that it starts out asking for way too much from the audience in terms of emotional involvement.


Resolutions

Look at how both of my examples wrap up. For Hugo, we need a couple of clips. First of all, Papa Georges is actually Georges Melies, the silent film pioneer who made The Voyage to the Moon. Here's where we see that reveal (if you haven't seen the movie, do take the time to watch):

We can hear his happiness when he was on the rise, and the sadness as it falls apart. This is why I think the emotional journey works, because we gain an understanding of Papa Georges' happiness before he became sad. We see it, even experience it, with him. The next clip is the culmination of his journey:

It's obvious that, as we've gotten to know Papa Georges as a character, that he may be ornery, but he does develop a connection with Hugo through the boy's honesty and ability to fix broken things, much like how Hugo fixes Papa Georges.

Here's how Guardians ends its emotional journey for Yondu:

That's as big an emotional sendoff you can get for a character, especially considering that he's actually kind of a minor player in the film, and the payoff for the Ravager stuff is in here as well with the other Ravagers accepting him as one of their own. For me, the scene, especially that specific aspect of it, fell flat. Don't get me wrong, I think that this could have worked, but because it was that well established and the rest of the movie didn't deal with it that well either, this funeral scene just doesn't carry any emotion for me.

Am I wrong? Is Hugo's treatment of Papa Georges less satisfying than Guardians's treatment of Yondu?

What do you think?

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Annihilation
Game Night
Every Day

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Leon Morin, Priest

Movies I Saw This Week:
The Bourne Supremacy (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) [Rewatch] Poster blurb: "Hot damn, that car chase." [Personal Collection]
3000 Miles to Graceland (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "One of the most miserable "fun" movie experiences I've ever had." [Netflix Instant]
The Phantom of the Opera (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Good classic silent horror exemplifying Cheney's commitment to great monster makeup." [Amazon Prime]
Iron Sky (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Exists on a border between pure silly B-movie and biting satire, but the satire falls so flat that it's hard not to hold it against the movie." [Amazon Prime]
Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]
Napoleon (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "I admire its breadth of storytelling and the sheer audacity and skill of its filmmaking. At the end of the 6 hours, you know you've seen something consequential, not just in length but in terms of film history as well." ["Library"]
The Iron Mask (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "An absolutely wonderful example of silent action filmmaking. Big, brash, and completely earnest. Charming from beginning to end." [Amazon Prime]


Contact

Email any suggestions or questions to thejamesmadison.aos at symbol gmail dot com.

I've also archived all the old posts here, by request. I'll add new posts a week after they originally post at the HQ.

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Comments

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1 Umm

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (12Ea6)

2 Silver medal!

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (EzdLW)

3 Is this the chess thread?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (9SkN+)

4 Off to see Black Panther...

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (di1hb)

5 Hm.
Well...I didn't like Hugo.
But was entertained by GOTG 2.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (xJa6I)

6 3 Is this the chess thread?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (9SkN+)

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Not nearly as good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (r2/qu)

7 Don't think I have seen 1 of these movies

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (aC6Sd)

8 For those of you with long memories, in my first post I called all movies lies. Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally involved with people who never existed during events that never took place. Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way.

Holy shit. I think you just figured out why Hollywood is a magnet for leftist idiots.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (/qEW2)

9 'Terror' is coming out. The book is kinda scary, if you are the type scares, but a pretty good read if you like fantastic stuff. Thing is, Terror is the name of the ship, not the monster. Doubt I'll see the movie in the theater.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (zLDYs)

10 Darn it, you're going to make me buy the Amazon Firestick just to watch the silent movies!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (gwPgz)

11 Not nearly as good.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (r2/qu)



Heh. I really enjoy your movie threads, TJM, but I haven't spent enough sober time on Yondu to understand it. Guess I'll have to, you know, read the post.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (9SkN+)

12 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

14 My Favorite Year is on TCM as I write.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (pV/54)

15 10 Darn it, you're going to make me buy the Amazon Firestick just to watch the silent movies!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (gwPgz)

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There are so many. A bunch on YouTube as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:51 PM (r2/qu)

16 Support Hollywood leftists!

Posted by: Ha at February 24, 2018 06:51 PM (MAstk)

17 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (xJa6I)
Went to see Hugo a long long time ago with Mrs H, the time spent with her, I regret not in the least, the time I spent watching Hugo, I still think I could have spent that time better at the beach!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (gwPgz)

18 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

=======

The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (r2/qu)

19 And part of why Hugo didn't work for me but Guardians 2 did actually ties into the two scenes you list.

Now I did see, and love GOTG, so I had some association with Yondu before this. But the Yondu of the first movie isn't really the Yondu of the second. Largely because the second movie asks you to recontextualize him from the first movie.

So, we see Yondu in a brothel, run by sexbots that...turn themselves off rather than interact with him. He's surrounded by celebrating idiots, his crew (most of whom betray him). He feels isolated and lonely and that's before he gets kicked out of the ravagers. Youndu is showing us guilt that he doesn't show in the first movie and doesn't show in the first half of this movie.

But Hugo, despite less use of CGI felt more artificial. It feels stilted, it feels like I'm being told something rather than shown it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (xJa6I)

20 I havent seen Guardians II, but Michael Rooker is such a good actor, it seems to me he almost overcomes the weakness that TJM is discussing. The music might be off, but his anger's obvious. And then, if not sadness, he does a good job expressing something like loss.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (EzdLW)

21 What's on Svengoolie tonight?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (+Tibp)

22 Scorsese should stick to mobsters and heresy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:55 PM (EzdLW)

23 I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)


The Pacific from HBO and the same team who did Band of Brothers is decent. Very different feel from BoB because it's focused more on two particular Marines than a whole company of soldiers, but very much worth watching (even if I prefer BoB).

It's available on AMZN prime.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:55 PM (y87Qq)

24 In looking at "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II" I cannot decide if it's bad writing, bad editing or bad directing.

It could very well be the writers did a good job of developing the back story but the director decided it was unnecessary. Or, the story existed but was left on the cutting room floor.

It also could be that modern studios have decided that character development is secondary, at best, to stringing together a bunch of flash because modern audiences don't really care if the story hangs together.

More than likely, though, I'm just a curmudgeon who thinks most modern movie makers should get off my lawn, because I believe people with ADHD have better focus than a lot of modern movies.

Posted by: Blake at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (WEBkv)

25 The Pacific from HBO and the same team who did Band of Brothers is decent. Very different feel from BoB because it's focused more on two particular Marines than a whole company of soldiers, but very much worth watching (even if I prefer BoB).

It's available on AMZN prime.
Posted by: hogmartin

I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

26 WWII Pacific. Different but I love it.

Heaven Knows Mr Allison.

Shipwrecked Marine Robert Mitchum lands on island where the only survivor of a missionary is nun Deborah Kerr. Then the Japs arrive.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:57 PM (pV/54)

27 Finally watched The Finest Hour on Netflix (it's dropping off in March). I liked it . Had a Perfect Storm vibe.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (+Tibp)

28 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

Guadacanal Diary
With the Marines at Tarawa
The Battle of Midway by John Ford
Back to Bataan with John Wayne
They Were Expendable
The Sands of Iwo Jima
The Fighting Seabees
The Flying Leathernecks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (xJa6I)

29 I thought Hugo was a pretty good movie, but, as happens so often, doesn't do the book justice. Sacha Baron Cohen was a huge distraction.

As far as Hugo v. GotG2 (which I really enjoyed) I'm having a hard time trying to analyze the movies together since they are so different. That said, I'd venture that Hugo's treatment of Papa Georges was more moving - perhaps because he was there to receive the accolades. Both worked in their own way, though.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (akSgU)

30 3000 Miles to Graceland, for me, was one of those movies that at first glance looks like it might be pretty cool. Then it turns out to not be as good as you'd thought it would.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:59 PM (EzdLW)

31 Svengoolie movie tonite is "Terror From The Sky."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (KP5rU)

32 And John Wick still delivers.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (+Tibp)

33 Is this the chess thread?

Posted by: Cicero


(shrugs shoulder)

Sure

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (B4vfZ)

34 Ah. MOO - vees.


They still making those?

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (x25VP)

35 I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

War movie?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (70cRb)

36 Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally
involved with people who never existed during events that never took
place.


Not always.

Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and
sound to get you to feel that way.


When it works, it works.

Posted by: Leni R. at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (LAe3v)

37 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)



Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne. It was on the other night. I forgot how much actual footage they used in the movie for the battle scenes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (SiINZ)

38 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)

39 Wasn't a fan of 3000 Miles to Graceland, despite the mighty Kurt Russell.

Really disliked Kevin Costner's character and disliked how long and how often he was successful in the movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (xJa6I)

40 And John Wick still delivers.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (+Tibp)

Agreed. However, if that pos JW2 had been the first movie, there would not have been a sequel. I think JW2 killed the franchise.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (12Ea6)

41 Iron Sky's tagline: "The Reich Strikes Back"

I gather it's a comedy, a spoof, but that's still pretty damn tasteless.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (EzdLW)

42 War movie?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Series on Amazon about invasion of Iraq. I rate it five thumbs up. Way up. But I'm shallow.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (+Tibp)

43 Recommendations?

...

Read a book.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (x25VP)

44
Empire of the Sun
The Great Raid
Flags of Our Fathers
Sands of Iwo Jima
Hacksaw Ridge

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (pNxlR)

45 There's a difference between Georges and Yondu as characters; Georges has been brought down low by his own naivety, whereas Yondu has been brought down by his own bad decisions. It's easier to be sympathetic to Georges so we probably respond to him more.

As for manipulating emotions, the movie that takes the cake in this realm is "ET" and I've never liked the film because of it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (l9m7l)

46 The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Read the book, by James Jones

my favorite author

Ooops wrong thread

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (B4vfZ)

47 The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone


I did not care for the movie. It was far to self-conscious and was trying to hard to be profound. TBH, I think that's true of everything James Jones wrote. From Here to Eternity was one of the most overpraised bits of self-indulgence I've ever read.


Posted by: pep at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (LAe3v)

48
The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith (sounds awful) but she made a number of good (at least I liked them) indie movies in the 90s. One was called Amateur by Hal Hartley from 1994. It starts with a man with amnesia and you feel very sorry for him and as the movie progresses you start to learn about him. It also has a nymphomaniac virgin in it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:05 PM (SiINZ)

49 35 I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

War movie?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (70cRb)

++++

HBO mini-series about the invasion of Iraq. Excellent series, but nothing to do with the war in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pvjTE)

50
Run Silent Run Deep
Wake Island

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pNxlR)

51 The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith
...

The hell she will.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (x25VP)

52 Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

Wake Island....made in 1942 right after the battle.

They add some humor to make it fun in the beginning where the Marines are goofing off and get in a fight with the contractor who is there to build the airstrip but the story is straight up.

See how many 1903's you see and tell if they are 1903's or 1903A3's......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (EoRCO)

53 130 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)

From last thread but, thank you Ig.

This is such a good movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (xJa6I)

54 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)


Funny story there, I loaned my copy of Cryptonomicon to a reading buddy and he refused to give it back he liked it so much. He did buy me a brand new replacement copy though so I forgave him.

It is one of the few books I have reread at least three times. Peak Stephenson!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (gwPgz)

55
The Thin Red Line (1964) with Keir Dullea and Jack Warden

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:08 PM (pNxlR)

56 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)


It's a very funny movie and O'Toole is at the top of his game in it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:08 PM (SiINZ)

57 Ignore the IJN biplanes in Wake Island.

Otherwise, pretty good. The Marines did well there, and the surrender was a tad too soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:09 PM (hyuyC)

58
hile you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.
Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM



Now there's a book I wish would be filmed. No, not a movie, a series like Game of Thrones. IIRC, Neal Stephenson himself suggested that would be the appropriate format.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (EzdLW)

59 54 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)

Funny story there, I loaned my copy of Cryptonomicon to a reading buddy and he refused to give it back he liked it so much. He did buy me a brand new replacement copy though so I forgave him.

It is one of the few books I have reread at least three times. Peak Stephenson!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (gwPgz)

Agreed.

I think The Diamond Age is more prescient but Crypto is his best writing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)

60 HBO mini-series about the invasion of Iraq. Excellent series, but nothing to do with the war in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pvjTE)

Sounds geat. I'm in.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (70cRb)

61 "The Diary of Andy Frank" starring Adam Rippon as Andy, a flaming homosexual persecuted by Nazis ( in the bad way not the 'good' way).

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (x25VP)

62 Flags of Our Fathers

Read THAT book too.

And keep a handkerchief handy

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (B4vfZ)

63
The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith



Seriously?

Oh, the pain.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (EzdLW)

64 All I know is this ... Jimmy Stewart is a bitch in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ... and anybody that thinks different is a RepubCuckLican.

So ? How's things ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (fiGNd)

65 This was one of the issues I had with a zombie flick I saw recently: Maggie. It's a low budget indie flick ($1.5m budget, $1.3m boxoffice) whose claim to fame is that Schwarzenegger played the lead as a grief stricken father witnessing his daughter's decline after she is infected.

Actually the movie itself was pretty good, but I think it could have benefitted with giving a background of the relationship before trying to pressure us into feeling Ahnuld's emotions in various scenes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (/qEW2)

66 The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was an incredibly powerful moment for me, as it follows a very heartfelt eulogy by Peter Quill (which was not shown here). Probably the most moving sequence I have ever felt watching a comic book movie adaptation. I'll admit I cried. The music really plays a role in affecting our emotions in the film.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (q177U)

67 Still no checkers? Maybe a thread about the Checker Cab. Wheat Chex? Help me out here.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 07:13 PM (mFD3N)

68 I'd like to see Snow Crash filmed. The Diamond Age hits a little too close to home.

And I do not need a page on eating cereal like in Cryptonomicon. Bad Neil Stephenson, bad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (hyuyC)

69 Guardians of the Galaxy was written and directed by the same person BTW.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (q177U)

70 Maybe not exactly a war movie but Stalag 17 is a great movie.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (4fiCC)

71 "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"

Peter O'Toole channeling Erroll Flynn.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (pV/54)

72 I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. ...
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)


In Harm's Way starring John Wayne. It is a pretty decent adaptation of the book by James Bassett. Some of characters are pretty unpleasant and many do not survive. I'm pretty sure he based characters on people he served with in the Pacific during the war.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (5Yee7)

73 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

Jennifer Lawrence is actually very good in this movie, made early on in her career before some sort of brain trauma turned her into a drooling idiot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (lYlRK)

74 Recommendation: 'The Legend of 1900.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (oVJmc)

75 "Bewitched" - this hilarious reboot stars a vegan Wiccan transpersyn who marries a confused but idiotic WHITE MALE (hahaha- nazi) and casts spells that make Derrin ignore the obvious bulge in xis thong panties!

Hilarious.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (x25VP)

76
Victory at Sea

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (pNxlR)

77 Was just watching a bit of "My Favorite Year" on TCM, story of a young writer shepherding an aging, alcoholic star around New York. It's kind of funny, kind of touching; what makes it interesting is knowing that its a fictionalized version of the time a very young Mel Brooks met an aging and besotted Erol Flynn. And the tyrannical manic boss who screams at him every time he sees him is a pretty obvious caricature of Sid Cesar.

I suppose I like it because I like Peter O'Toole in just about anything he's done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (V2Yro)

78
Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way.


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Steven Spielburg at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (EzdLW)

79 Hrothgar, I too have read Cryptonomicon 3 times, loaned it out twice and not got it back. One of my favorites, I'm not loaning this one. Aspergers, lost fortune in gold, WW II, slimy lawyers, and a lady diver who would slit your throat. What's not to like?

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

80
OT: Handsome Dan was a Hound Group 2 today at the San Jacinto KC show for his first group placement. He also placed third in the Owner-Handled Hound Group.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (AaZnB)

81 Remde by Stephenson would be a great movie. Ready Player One for grown ups.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (q177U)

82 73 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

Jennifer Lawrence is actually very good in this movie, made early on in her career before some sort of brain trauma turned her into a drooling idiot.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (lYlRK)

This.

Avoid all her other stuff, but she's solid in this.

I used to think it was a shame she went Hollywood, but she's an asshole.

Fuck her with a broken dick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:19 PM (xJa6I)

83 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

84 and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith
...

The hell she will.


Posted by: skip


Parker Posey is a dame ?

huh.

But parking was always such a manly activity.

Women !

Can't live with 'em, can't park without 'em.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (B4vfZ)

85 Not a war movie, but loved Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (nWc4E)

86 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

The Paolo, he provides the bone any season.

Posted by: The Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (ANIFC)

87 86 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

The Paolo, he provides the bone any season.
Posted by: The Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (ANIFC)

======

A duty or a service?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (hIO5j)

88 Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (hyuyC)

Zodiac would have been a good movie as well, and perhaps REAMDE..

Cryptonomicon worked for me because I was working with people like that at the time I read it.

My copy of SevenEves lies unopened

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (gwPgz)

89 Hugo was a fantastic book, a quick read and beloved by my kids. I liked the movie, the hidden passages in the station and the link to early cinema, but felt it was badly in need of an edit.

Hugo is the object of emotion as far as I'm concerned. When the toyseller screams 'thief' at Hugo, the toyseller lands on the enemy side of the ledger. only because of his grand-daughter's kindness to Hugo is he allowed to tell his story, and then redeemed.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (xGMkv)

90 OM.. that was her first movie. My son had seen and he kept begging me to watch it. She was outstanding in it. I kept hoping she wouldn't turn into another leftist tool, but alas, Hollywood did their job well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (dUJdY)

91 "Jane Wwick" - a former Recon Marine/Delta Force womyn gets caught up the Russian mob, falls in love with a dog and avenges her canine-lover's death by killing all the white people.


Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (x25VP)

92 Remde by Stephenson would be a great movie. Ready Player One for grown ups.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (q177U)


88

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (gwPgz)

93 13
I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about
movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen
movies about the war in Europe.

I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.

Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)
--------Hell in the Pacific...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063056/?ref_=nv_sr_7

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (djCea)

94 A duty or a service?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM

For the Paolo, it is a way of life.

Posted by: Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (0dBoU)

95 83 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

Neither of the could.

They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)

96 I'm going to explain to everyone what I see in the combination of District of Columbia vs Heller and 18 U.S. Code 242. In 1947 the situation for blacks in the south looked utterly hopeless - the Jim Crow laws were everywhere, and the southern legal system enforced those laws. There simply was no way out because the truth is - you can't fight city hall. Nobody had the money or enough lawyers to fight even one of those laws all the way to the supreme court.

However after the passage of 18 U.S. Code 242 in 1948 all of those Jim Crow laws became dead letter unenforceable laws. Why? Because passage of that federal law made it a federal felony to deprive anyone of any Constitutional rights. That meant police officers, prosecutors, and judges in the south would not only go to federal prison for that - they could face a death penalty for simply using the implied threat of a gun to falsely arrest somebody ( a false arrest is a kidnapping ) in the process of depriving that person of his rights. All of the Jim Crow laws vanished overnight.

The nightmare tangle of "Jim Crow" style gun control laws all over the country looks equally as hopeless as the situation for blacks looked in 1947. However all it takes is ONE federal prosecutor anywhere in the country to do his job and apply the Heller ruling that the second amendment is an individual right, and simply threaten to apply 18 U.S. Code 242 to a single gun control law and all of the gun control laws in the country will instantly become dead letter unenforceable laws and disappear - just like the rest of the Jim Crow laws instantly vanished in 1948.

Posted by: An Observation at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (lkOCI)

97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

98 He lost to Gregory Peck in [To Kill a] Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)


Ironically, a major plot point was a white attorney defending a black man charged with raping a white woman and that attorney exposing the racism of the accuser.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (5Yee7)

99 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

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Like people trapped with little choice in how to get out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (hIO5j)

100 Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

AND computer nerds.

BTW, I made the mistake of loaning out my copy of "In the Beginning...Was the Command Line" (which was never returned) and regret it to this day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (gwPgz)

101 98
Ironically, a major plot point was a white attorney defending a black man charged with raping a white woman and that attorney exposing the racism of the accuser.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (5Yee7)

=======

Believe all women.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (hIO5j)

102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)

103 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

Hm.

Both?

It's about a hard, hard family that -among other things- cooks a lot of meth.

But it shows the bonds of family, their toughness too.

I'm a filthy Scandi but I didn't think it was bad. Reminded me of folks I knew growing up and met later in life.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (xJa6I)

104 Pacific movies?

'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!


Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (VAt5v)

105 They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)

Too bad we can't ban Minnesota.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:28 PM (EoRCO)

106 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 07:28 PM (NWiLs)

107 Not so sure To Kill a Mockingbird couldn't be made today, think of all the Leftist bend that could be put in that, it might not even be recognized as a remade.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (aC6Sd)

108 102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)

I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

109 In Harm's Way starring John Wayne. It is a pretty decent adaptation of the book by James Bassett.


ANOTHER good book !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (B4vfZ)

110 108
I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

======

I just feel that Yondu's Raveger stuff is an attempt at a sticker punch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:30 PM (hIO5j)

111 Pacific War movies - Tora, Tora, Tora is a far better portrayal of the Pearl Harbor attack than the later "Pearl Harbor" with all of the angsty "human interest" stories they stuck in to pad the movie out.

I think "Tora, Tora, Tora" is one of my favorite battle movies, because it sticks to strictly telling the story of the actual battle and doesn't junk it up with a whole lot of non-essential stuff.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (V2Yro)

112 102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)


Grammie !!! Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!

It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (fiGNd)

113 I enjoyed Iron Sky entirely too much.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (rnAwa)

114 My copy of SevenEves lies unopened

Of course.

You're outnumbered.

Even with your glasses on.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (B4vfZ)

115 "what do you think?"

i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (Pg+x7)

116 Speaking of Sid Caesar... some things never change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (/qEW2)

117 So Proudly We Hail - WWII Pacific theatre movie

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (VyOxI)

118 Grammie !!! Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!
It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

And remember, Endeavor to Persevere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)

119 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

120 I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.



It's the sucker punches I hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

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I can watch live sports events, such as my beloved Cubbies. I'm familiar with the heartache so I take that into account. Seriously, I really just stick to live sports.



Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (lwiT4)

121 110 108
I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

======

I just feel that Yondu's Raveger stuff is an attempt at a sticker punch.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:30 PM (hIO5j)

Well, it does take Yondu in a different direction than what we saw in the first movie. The only real sign we saw of his affection for Peter Quill was that last scene when he smiles after being scammed by the mcguffin switcharoo.

But it didn't soften Yondu. He did terrible things, delivering children to their nearly-certain death. His guilt over that was handled pretty well, I thought. Especially in a movie that's basically a comedy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (xJa6I)

122 73 winter's bone worked for J-Law because she doesn't have to move her face very much. She always plays these impassive characters. A big meh.

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (11H2y)

123 I think Winters Bone portrayed the people in the Ozarks pretty decently. I mean they aren't saints.. they cook meth but at least they didn't show them as some sort of missing link of mankind who just drool and grunt.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (dUJdY)

124 The film montage in the last Hugo clip above is enchanting, Grammie! The old films the real character made are magical.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (xGMkv)

125 i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (Pg+x7)


I didn't like E.T. because it was retarded.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (8gDQu)

126 And remember, Endeavor to Persevere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)


Good advice from a character that knew how to live!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (gwPgz)

127 Can't believe I've never seen "A Trip To The Moon" before, although I'd heard about it. Cool.

Now I know why one of my conspiracy-theory friends doesn't believe the moon landing was real ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (BiLU+)

128 I understand a lot of people here don't want to endorse current Hollywood product, and I understand that completely, but I just saw three movies this week that got me in the movie-spirit again. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a real gem, and Frances McDormand gives one of the best performances of her brilliant career. "The Darkest Hour" is a tightly-scripted glimpse of the great Winston Churchill, brought to incredible life by Gary Oldman, one of the finest actors of all-time. And then, last night, the wife and I watched "Only The Brave" about the heroic firefighters of the Western Fire Front -- we both forgot it was a true story, and snickered a little at the "Top Gun"-esque machismo in the early going, including a little shirtless sports. By the end, we were both weeping like a couple of little bitches. And then they played the credits over a touching song, with the photos of the real guys interchanged for the actors who portrayed them in the movie. Help!

Movies can pack a very powerful punch, and we have been movie fans since our earliest dating days, when we had almost nowhere else to go besides the bar. We used to go to EVERY movie, back in 1981-82. Even the karate ones.

Posted by: Octopus at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (TjN6o)

129 Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (MCpv7)

130 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

Ditto that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (IMacf)

131 130 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

Ditto that.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (IMacf)

Thirded.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (xJa6I)

132 While not a movie, the old multi-part documentary Victory at Sea is good and the much of the musical score is inspired.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (5Yee7)

133 "The Black Cauldron" or a Hitchcock? I already watched an animated movie last night (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), but TBC expires at the end of the month.

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (ANIFC)

134 They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.


But did they ban mockingbirds ?


NOOOOOOOooooooooo!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (B4vfZ)

135 Octopus.. that's what I told my son after we had seen 3 Billboards. THAT movie made me fall in love with movies again. Absolutely brilliant and Frances McDormand was outstanding as well as Sam Rockwell. Just great movie making.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (dUJdY)

136

Woof!

Posted by: Checkers at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (IqV8l)

137 "ET" was a great movie. Stop being so crusty and curmudgeonly, and let the feelz happen.

Posted by: Octopus at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (TjN6o)

138 I liked Winter's Bone well enough, but the commentary track was amazing. The leftist director went out filming and got her worldview knocked off the foundation. Everything from the poor whites whose homes she used as settings to talking to the military recruiter at the high school - she admitted how shallow her stereotypes were.

But the book was better, and I've recommended it to half a dozen people who don't know what generational poverty looks like. It reminds me of kids I grew up with and how an adult's stupid decision could leave a teenager holding the bag.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

139 This theme gave me a great idea for the evening. Extracting insanity emotions.

- Prince of Darkness
- In The Mouth of Madness
- Dark City

Cant decide if I should start with Dark City as a warm of or end with it as a cool down? Also extra caffeine because reasons.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (g4lFK)

140 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

++++

It showed a small slice of life in the Ozarks, and the story was connected to the meth business. So, since those in the meth business aren't exactly Rhodes scholars, the characters weren't either.

It really wasn't too bad as far as stereotypes go. More like the people who were lowlifes were lowlifes because of their drug and criminal behavior, not because they lived in the Ozarks.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (pvjTE)

141 Watching Unforgiven right now. I've only seen it a couple of times. I like it though.

Also just finished reading Cold Mountain. Is the movie any good? Cuz the book was really good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (IMacf)

142 I loved the book Up Periscope as a kid and I thought the James Garner movie was a fair representation. Can't imagine being in a sub in those days.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (MCpv7)

143 While not a movie, the old multi-part documentary Victory at Sea is good and the much of the musical score is inspired.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (5Yee7)


My father liked that show, but had to leave the room every once in a while when it was on!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (gwPgz)

144 Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

Well, you picked two good ones.

I'd suggest you add Captain America 2: Winter Soldier to the list.

It works as a movie, not just as a comic book movie, I think.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (xJa6I)

145 GOTG2 fell flat completely emotionally. The supposed "love story" between Starlord and Green Girl was just unbelievable.

Posted by: MAGA at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (LnOh3)

146 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri us my favorite of the year. Great ensemble, great script.

Martin McDonough also wrote and directed In Bruges, one of the best flicks of the last ten years. His scripts have Catholic religious themes.

The SJWs jumped on 3 Billboards because they didn't like that the racist cop has a redemption arc.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (pV/54)

147 The movie Galaxy Quest, in the middle of being a lot of fun and a great sendup of Star Trek, had a tremendously thoughtful and powerful theme that kind of skates by. And its related to your themes here.

Movies are lies. They are deliberate fiction, meant to entertain, certainly, but none of it is true. Its all deliberate falsehood designed to manipulate the audience. Make you laugh, make you thrill, make you cry, make you care, etc.

For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

148 i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

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I'm going to see John Williams conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in April.

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (ANIFC)

149
Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.
Posted by: rammajamma


You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (IqV8l)

150 125... primordial... "i didn;t like e.t. because it was retarded"...

i hated the e.t. alien because it was preposterous. it couldn't hold its head up on that neck and couldn't possible walk with those little legs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (Pg+x7)

151 Also just finished reading Cold Mountain. Is the movie any good? Cuz the book was really good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (IMacf)


In my humble opinion, it is hard to beat that book, but if you liked the book the movie is well worth the time to watch!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (gwPgz)

152 Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.

Leslie Caron isn't in OP.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (oVJmc)

153 seveneves is an excellent read
There is a female politician Hillaryesque
in fact seveneves is probably her dream come true

Posted by: vizzy at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (s5Khz)

154 'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!

Posted by: junior

My late father always like "Mr. Roberts" because the Cagney character reminded him of his commanding officer in WWII. He was a 90 day wonder, as they called them, a really obnoxious person, I guess. Cagney played an old Merchant Marine officer, who got a Navy commission.
WWII, the Good War. No, it wasn't. It was a mess of carnage and terror. And a lot of crap that just happened to people that was unnecessary.

"In Harm's Way": there's a brief scene where the meteorologist is giving a forecast prior to the start of the campaign. My HS Chemistry teacher was a Meteorologist in the Navy in WWII, and I swear that character was based on him. The guy looks like my chemistry teacher's brother.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (S6Pax)

155
You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.

Father Petticoat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (LATmp)

156 You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.


Operation Father Goosed the Petticoat ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (B4vfZ)

157 In my humble opinion, it is hard to beat that book, but if you liked the book the movie is well worth the time to watch!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (gwPgz)

Will do. Gracias.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (IMacf)

158 Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)

159 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker
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My fav is for family reasons. The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgen. They filmed it using the USS Whitehurst (DE-634). My Uncle was a signalman aboard her during cruises around New Guinea and Okinawa among others. During her Okinawa service a Japanese Val crashed forward of the superstructure setting the Whitehurst ablaze. 42 out of a crew of 213 were KIA in that action alone. Destroyer Escorts were tiny ships - they only had a draft of about 9 feet and was 10 yards abeam.

My uncle said the ship was so small that many times Japanese shells would pass completely through the ship without detonating.

Sorry for the sea story but those guys were something.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (tr2D7)

160 Yikes I meant Father Goose - thanks Mr. Peebles. I am mortified.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (MCpv7)

161 Yeah, gotta love those sucker punches.

Started to watch Passenger 57 the other night, I was bored and had never seen it and I like Wesley Snipes.

Not 10 minutes into it comes the first sucker punch.

Sly Delvecchio: "Even though you are being hit on by absolutely beautiful woman, you are determined to maintaining your vow of chastity. You know, you'd make a hell of a republican!"

The movie didn't get any better from there ( e.g., redneck sheriff stereotypes ), so I wound up watching Olympics instead.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (EzdLW)

162 Cold Mountain, the movie was fantastic.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (dUJdY)

163 Believe all women.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (hIO5j)


Especially if she totes a mattress on her back -- that's a totally sane thing to do.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (5Yee7)

164 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074899/

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (Fikbq)

165 For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

Excellent point!....as I got older I just didn't like going to the movies anymore. I would watch them change real history and make up stuff and think "why am I watching this crapola?" so I stopped.

I always envy people that can watch pure drek and enjoy it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (EoRCO)

166 Posted by: vizzy at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (s5Khz)

Looks like I'm going to have to open that book after all!

Thanks a lot ;-)

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (gwPgz)

167 Operation Petticoat Junction

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (EzdLW)

168 ... "crusty and curmudgeonly".... hmmm... i like that!

thanks!

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (Pg+x7)

169 First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

Neither of the could.

They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)



What about Tequila Mockingbird? (a Get Smart episode)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

170 Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)




It could have done without the Yoko storyline

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

171 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)


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This is why I mostly gave up watching them. It's irritating when you keep realizing "oh, they're just doing this because they're trying to herd me into feeling this way". I don't mind seeing an occasional bit of special effects escapist fare though. The Mummy, for example.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (/qEW2)

172 119 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

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You're welcome.

I'll do it until Ace kicks me out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (hIO5j)

173 Howdy all, we are still binge watching Orange is the New Black. Trying to do 5 seasons in our months subscriptions.

It's good but I think Anyone else watched this?in the 5th season. Is there a sixth? Anyone else watched this?

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (yJ1e6)

174 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was entertaining but the main storyline they tried to tell was just as flat and empty as the first movie's. Ultimately they work because the character interaction and the spectacle is so entertaining, not because the story is any good. The main characters are so much fun to watch and the wierd stuff going on so distracting and interesting, you don't care how bad the story is.

Basically none o the story worked. You didn't care about Yondu like they wanted you to. The romantic subplots were forced and pointless. Starlord finding his dad had zero impact. The betrayal of his dad was meaningless. There was no investment whatsoever in the storylines or the character backgrounds for the audience to care about. I was more worried about those people about to be engulfed in lime jello than the main characters. I knew they were safe, no matter what took place.

But it didn't matter, because it had a good comic book sensibility: fun, entertaining action and spectacle involving oddball but interesting characters.

So Rocket Raccoon is bitter and pushes everyone away to protect himself. Who cares? So Groot is a bratty tween that can't figure out what a crest looks like and brings a toe instead. the absurdity of somehow getting someone's literal toe to bring was enough in its self, like a Marx Brothers scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (39g3+)

175 WWII Pacific movies:
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Midway
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Sands of Iwo Jima
Empire of the Sun

Lots more but those came to mind first.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (pY+s4)

176
They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

..

Still legal in America.



Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (x25VP)

177 Yikes I meant Father Goose - thanks Mr. Peebles. I am mortified.
Posted by: rammajamma

I read somewhere that Cary Grant hated that movie and his role in it.

Some other good WWII movies in the Pacific:

Up Periscope
30 Seconds over Tokyo
Purple Heart (an aircrew from the Doolittle raid that was captured)
And a Japanese made movie that I have not seen in many years:

I Bombed Pearl Harbor (viewpoint of a Japanese pilot
that ended up getting shot down at Midway)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (S6Pax)

178 It could have done without the Yoko storyline
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

Nothing is perfect.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:47 PM (Fikbq)

179 Christopher R, the image of reality idea is one of my favorite philosophy mazes. verisimilitude. Fiction that rings true is a creation that excuses all the 'little lies' because they aren't lies. They're stories, products just like a cake or a painting.

They're pieces of craft, or art.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:47 PM (xGMkv)

180 146 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri us my favorite of the year. Great ensemble, great script.

Martin McDonough also wrote and directed In Bruges, one of the best flicks of the last ten years. His scripts have Catholic religious themes.

The SJWs jumped on 3 Billboards because they didn't like that the racist cop has a redemption arc.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (pV/54)

++++

3 Billboards was a good movie, but it had a significant flaw. The guy who tells the story of raping a woman while she is on fire... Come on. That's even worse than the Rolling Stone story about the girl getting raped on a bed of broken glass.

Even if it was your deepest desire to rape a woman while she was on fire, how does that work? Usually, people don't burn unless you douse them in an accelerant. So, you soak your dream girl in gasoline, set her on fire, and then you are going to try to stick your dick in her?

That one part was so stupid it almost turned me against the whole movie.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (pvjTE)

181 This is why I mostly gave up watching them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (/qEW2)


Dude ... try a Double Feature of Blazing Saddles and History of the World.

Stick to the Classics, man ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (fiGNd)

182 I forgot most of the movie except that two plus hours is waaaay too long to tell a comic book story, but I thought the best part of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was the Mary Poppins reference.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (ks6bw)

183 Went to the movies for the first time in six years to see the Black Panther. My son wanted to see it. I am not a big comic book guy. The extent of my comic book reading was Mad and National Lampoon.

The film was meh! Plenty of SJW crap, and the fight scenes were too drawn out, like Matrix Reloaded. It was extremely loud and get off my lawn!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (rdl6o)

184 Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

Well, you picked two good ones.

I'd suggest you add Captain America 2: Winter Soldier to the list.

It works as a movie, not just as a comic book movie, I think.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (xJa6I)


I saw that! In fact, I thought it was so great that I told my folks to see it as one of their date films (the go to lunch or a matinee after their doctors appointments).

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (G8B7r)

185 Fiction that rings true is a creation that excuses all the 'little lies' because they aren't lies. They're stories, products just like a cake or a painting.

I can kind of accept that, but what if you go on screen or stage and say lines you don't mean, or beleive, or at least didn't come from you? Sell yourself as something you are not?

I thought those little tentacle alien guys had a good point: Why? Why would you lie to everyone like that? Tim Allen's character is helpless, he cannot come up with an answer. He mumbles something about entertainment and tails off, embarrassed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (39g3+)

186 Netflix has a Japanese live-action feature Full Metal Alchemist. It has been done it for other A+ anime titles. Jarring for this film to have Japanese actors when the characters were expressly European.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (rnAwa)

187 Ugh, Iron Sky- a movie I looked forward to for 2 years when I saw the first trailer on the youtubes. What a disappointment.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (v3DL/)

188 147 The movie Galaxy Quest, in the middle of being a lot of fun and a great sendup of Star Trek, had a tremendously thoughtful and powerful theme that kind of skates by. And its related to your themes here.

Movies are lies. They are deliberate fiction, meant to entertain, certainly, but none of it is true. Its all deliberate falsehood designed to manipulate the audience. Make you laugh, make you thrill, make you cry, make you care, etc.

For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

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Read A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law for the answer.

Posted by: MAGA at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (LnOh3)

189 Objective Burma starring Errol Flynn and God is My Copilot are two top WWII Pacific theater film.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (bML9A)

190 If any Morons here are 60+, please visit www.seniorplanet.org to see our picks for 2017 films with empowered, fully rounded older characters or had plots of interest to grownups. We call it the 'aging with attitude" film awards. Take a look and leave a message in the Comments or offer your picks for good movies for older people in 2017.
I am the editor of the website and I gotta get some traction in the comments...or else I'll have egg on my face when the guy they just hired as my boss shows up in two weeks.
thx!

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (11H2y)

191 Hollywood is ProgCom Propaganda Central.

They hate you and use movies to transmit their deep, abiding hate for everything decent and American.

Why would anyone who is opposed to such a degraded philosophy pay money to the Enemy in order to do this to themselves?

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (x25VP)

192 The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgen. They filmed it using the USS Whitehurst (DE-634). ...
Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (tr2D7)[/]

In the book by D.A. Rayner, it is a British destroyer versus the German sub and not nearly as sympathetic to the Germans. ANOTHER good book written by a guy that had a lot of experience fighting the subs. The chapter where HMS Hecate rams U-121 is titled "Cold Steel."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (5Yee7)

193 I must admit, I had not considered the notion of being emotionally manipulated by a movie or a book. I do understand how this is a thing with people. My older son is very selective about books and movies, while younger son is more like me, letting his brain just wallow in the moment.

But, yes, there are some movies that are simply ridiculous about the "you must feel this emotion" thing. Other have mentioned ET. As a kid I liked it well enough, but was always uncomfortable with the tugging-at-the-heartstrings thing. I tried watching it a few years ago and was appalled. What utter crap.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (IMacf)

194 "That one part was so stupid it almost turned me against the whole movie."

Went over my head. Because I'm an ignoramus.

What struck me more was theatrical conceit of setting up the main characters with story arcs with religious themes. Who's the most damned. Good argument it's the Woodie character.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (pV/54)

195 Ah, maybe that's the problem: lines that the actor doesn't believe.

If the story is a vehicle for trickery, it is lies. Lots of films go astray from the truth, that's true.

But your writing endeavors to be true, I'd bet.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (xGMkv)

196 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (rnAwa)

197 Mark Andrew Edwards has a review of Black Panther up, and it rings pretty well with what I've read elsewhere about it: pretty good, excellent casting and main characters, but weak action, subpar CGI (rushed) and fight choreography, and some gratuitous white bashing.

There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (39g3+)

198 the reason movies work is because they are crafted stories, and the reasons stories work such magic on us is because that's how our minds makes sense of the world. We like to think that we just look at facts like some calculating machine, but we don't, none of us do. We craft stories and tell stories to give ourselves and others understanding of what is happening to us, and to them.

Without the stories we tell, there is no understanding of anything. There is no context, there is no explanation. The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (V2Yro)

199 Seveneves is great. It's obvious that one of the characters is actually Neal De Gaus (however you spell his name) but it makes an interesting point about the difference in his public personae and his actual private personality. Then the book jumps forward 6 thousand years. Whuuui? Only Stephenson could get away with that.

Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)

200 Vivi.. interesting site! Well laid out and easy to navigate! I've bookmarked it. The Sam Elliot movie look interesting!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:57 PM (dUJdY)

201 (p.s. "big trouble in little china" just started on el rey channel.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (Pg+x7)

202 12 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (BiLU+)

203 >>>Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!
It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

The remake will be called "The Outlaw Josie and the Pussyhats" and will star Chelsea Manning.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (/qEW2)

204 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

GK Chesterton. Both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were disciples of the man, and had long, detailed discussions on fiction and particularly what they called "Fairy stories" because there was no category of "fantasy fiction" at the time. They were basically in the process of creating it.

Their argument was, along with Chesterton, that these themes and concepts reached people in a way others could and would not, and could be used wisely and judiciously to educate and enlighten people with the truth that they might not otherwise heed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (39g3+)

205 190 If any Morons here are 60+ . . .
Posted by: vivi
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Get off my yard.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (Q0Ghc)

206 I wish I had film of our orange cat Monkeyboy chewing on the raccoon that came in the cat door night before last to help himself to the cat food. Damnedest thing ever. I gotta get a go-pro or whatever they are.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (zLDYs)

207 No love for Hell in the Pacific? It stars Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (v3DL/)

208 "The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused."

At a basic level, The Bible is a bunch of stories the Jews made up so they'd stop acting like the heathens around them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (pV/54)

209 Really good movie and book set in the Pacific Theater: The Caine Mutiny.

The catch: it only incidentally has WWII as a backdrop. It could have been set anywhere in history, and doesn't even have to be a war story, Wouk just wrote what he knew. Still flippin' good.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (y87Qq)

210 (p.p.s. lo pan is not an actual character in chinese mythology!)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (Pg+x7)

211 My wife like Father Goose a lot - I'll say that it's cute, and I can see why Cary Grant hated it.

It's a good example of a women's WW2 movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:00 PM (V2Yro)

212 Without the stories we tell, there is no understanding of anything. There is no context, there is no explanation. The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (V2Yro)


In the macro ... I get that. That's why State's spend money on Propoganda.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 08:00 PM (fiGNd)

213 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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

Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS

I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
And my date liked it too.

Go see it if you are interested. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax)

214 If any Morons here are 60+ . . .
..

Check back in about 31 years.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (x25VP)

215 (p.p.p.s. still, "big trouble" is a lotta fun.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (Pg+x7)

216 Efram Zimbalist Jr in killer bees movie tonight on Svengoolie

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (UdKB7)

217
There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The white guy symbolizes the monolith from 2001.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:02 PM (IqV8l)

218 p.p.s. lo pan is not an actual character in chinese mythology!

There are no Chinese girls with green eyes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (39g3+)

219 Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.
Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)


150 pages into Anathem: "Why does he have to make up a stupid new word for every damn thing?"
Daily conversation, 450 pages into Anathem: "This English language is dumb and ambiguous, why aren't we just using the perfectly good language from Anathem?"

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (y87Qq)

220 Holy crap. I just saw a scene in "Fresh Off The Boat" repeat where an Orlando cop spokesman says, "The Orlando Police Department takes crime seriously!" while talking to the grade school's parents about cyber-bullying. Well, the TV series is set in the pre-shootup era. Maybe that's it?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (ewxPW)

221 209 Really good movie and book set in the Pacific Theater: The Caine Mutiny. "

Oh yes, and marvelous acting performances - first Fred McMurray, who you always think of as a nice easygoing guy, playing the biggest dick you ever met; then Humphrey Bogart, proving he really is a great actor by playing a character totally against his type, and nailing the role; and of course Jose Ferrer who cuts to the heart of everything, and every one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (V2Yro)

222 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

GK Chesterton. Both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were disciples of the man, and had long, detailed discussions on fiction and particularly what they called "Fairy stories" because there was no category of "fantasy fiction" at the time. They were basically in the process of creating it.

Their argument was, along with Chesterton, that these themes and concepts reached people in a way others could and would not, and could be used wisely and judiciously to educate and enlighten people with the truth that they might not otherwise heed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (39g3+)

I think George MacDonald was also very influential with Tolkien and Lewis. McDonald's Lilith is a favorite of mine.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (5fRCd)

223 The white guy symbolizes the monolith from 2001.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Hmmm....

Interesting analysis. I knew that it was not Brian Dennehey (the Monolith).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (S6Pax)

224 I think one people like cheesy scifi movies is that they are so ridiculous that they can't manipulate you.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (UdKB7)

225 158
Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)


Agreed. So many classic Hollywood stars at the peak of their careers, or at least still in the public eye. 1976.

from IMDB:
Charlton HestonHenry FondaJames CoburnGlenn FordHal HolbrookRobert MitchumMonte MarkhamCliff RobertsonRobert WagnerRobert WebberEd Nelson
James Shigetaand more...........
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Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (UsCnO)

226 27 Finally watched The Finest Hour on Netflix (it's dropping off in March). I liked it . Had a Perfect Storm vibe.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (+Tibp)

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Heh -- assumed it was some old movie about Churchill.

Looking for it, found "The Finest Hours" (2016) available for Instant Watch, which sounds great and I think we'll watch that tonight -- thanks! Here's the blurb:

"Recounting one of the most heroic tales in the annals of the U.S. Coast Guard, this tense maritime thriller traces the daring rescue of the crew aboard two oil tankers; both vessels were torn in two by the furious waves of a gigantic Atlantic storm.

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (BiLU+)

227 Fred McMurray, who you always think of as a nice easygoing guy, playing the biggest dick you ever met

McMurray got his start playing hardcore noir guys. He's in several of the best noir films ever made. Then he went and did Disney dad parts, which was the biggest shift of acting ever, until Leslie Nielsen went from serious important authority figure to total cornball slapstick comedy actor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (39g3+)

228 Roomy post you got there LCD!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (Q0Ghc)

229 I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax)

I will see it - probably tomorrow night. Thinking how agonizing it will be for the SJW's seeing a Hadji get beat down will make it worth it alone.

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (JlSFP)

230 Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)


I read it pretty much to the seclusion of everything else until I was done, but I don't think I will ever read it again. Cryptonomicon, Zodiac, Snow Crash, and REAMDE, all more than once! The Baroque Cycle, I might try to reread!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (gwPgz)

231 Dawg... the barrel awaits.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (dUJdY)

232 seclusion<-exclusion

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (gwPgz)

233 No love for Hell in the Pacific? It stars Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune.
Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (v3DL/)

Great movie but ol' Lee would have whacked the Jap whatshisname in the first five minutes in real life.

I forget how it ends.....been awhile. Do they both kill each other or some such.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (EoRCO)

234 It's like I fell in a well!

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (UdKB7)

235 I think George MacDonald was also very influential with Tolkien and Lewis. McDonald's Lilith is a favorite of mine.

Yeah he was. My mom has several books of letters from Lewis and many of them discuss this concept of fairy stories, which has been helpful to me in thinking through what I do with a Christian perspective. But there are still aspects that trouble me about writing fiction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (39g3+)

236 228 Roomy post you got there LCD!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (Q0Ghc)

I was expecting a submarine at the bottom!

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (ANIFC)

237 Bogart's roles that I liked best were his villains. Caine Mutiny, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Desperate Hours.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (EzdLW)

238 Tom, thank you for what you wrote about stories. you remind me of that poem

tell the truth
but tell it slant

and that saying that men die from a lack of what's found in poetry.

literature including film nourishes our psyche.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (xGMkv)

239 We need a jump to the end of the comment button.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (UdKB7)

240 Dawg's post dug its own well

*drops pebble, listens for splash*

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (EzdLW)

241 But, yes, there are some movies that are simply ridiculous about the "you must feel this emotion" thing. Other have mentioned ET. As a kid I liked it well enough, but was always uncomfortable with the tugging-at-the-heartstrings thing. I tried watching it a few years ago and was appalled. What utter crap.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM

When I saw it, I was appalled that by a scene of the brothers arguing in the restaurant used such foul language with each other in front of their mother and little sister... and in public. "asshole". My mother would have cracked my brothers' skulls open.

When I rewatched it as an adult, I realized that I kind of disliked the whole family and it was a total cheese fest by the time ET arrived.

You know what movie DID hold up from my childhood? The original Karate Kid. The bullying, the kid's bad attitude, the way he finally cried in front of his mother... not over the top.

When I rewatched the movie as an adult, that scene seemed even more pointless.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (G8B7r)

242 So I saw Justice League the other night, and I was disappointed because I didn't expect to be watching a Hollywood funeral. It was melancholy and basically a downer. meh.

RIP Superdude

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 08:10 PM (bJ0w+)

243 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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

Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (BiLU+)


Mrs. Cop and I saw it last week. It was OK but is actually mostly about how these three guys grew up together, went their separate ways and end up back together in Europe for their "Perversion Excursion." (Hey, they're three horny young men so cut them some slack). The one guy, the one that ends up in the Air Force, is a bit of a screw-up but ends up as a medic and taking jujitsu as a hobby (just the skills you need to treat a wounded passenger after you kick the ass of a jihadi). The Lefties probably don't like the fact that the Air Force guy essentially says he was guided towards being on the train by God.

The fight with the jihadi is maybe 5 minutes out of a 90 minute movie. Movie moves slow and is really more a movie of the redemption of the Air Force guy. Rating = 3/5

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:11 PM (5Yee7)

244 Midway is a very good movie, escaping greatness with that Japanese girl love interest part

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 08:11 PM (aC6Sd)

245 ... "there are no chinese girls with green eyes"...

there have been others to be sure. there are always others. but you know, mr. burton, the difficulties between men and women. how seldom it works out. yet we keep trying, like fools"

david lo pan

[one of my favorite movie quotes.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (Pg+x7)

246 The Halls of Montezuma starring Richard Widmark And Attack Force Z starring Mel Gibson. Two more worthy Pacific theater movies.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (bML9A)

247 When I saw it, I was appalled that by a scene of the brothers arguing in the restaurant used such foul language with each other in front of their mother and little sister... and in public. "asshole". My mother would have cracked my brothers' skulls open.

That bothered me a lot too, when I watched it originally when it came out. The language was awful, mom would have just whaled on us for that. It was otherwise kind of a cute movie, but Spielberg CGI'ing the guns out for big flashlights basically ruined the whole experience and film. Now its not even a classic any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (39g3+)

248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

249 Bogart's roles that I liked best were his villains. Caine Mutiny, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Desperate Hours.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (EzdLW)



He was a real heel in The Roaring Twenties and Angels with Dirty Faces

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ)

250 Liam Neeson was born to play "Michael Collins," about the IRA leader. But like Midway, they had to stick in a sideshow love story with Julia Roberts that dragged it down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:14 PM (pV/54)

251 The one thing I found disappointing about Midway is they didn't have the budget that other moves did and it shows. If you watch carefully you can see some of carrier accidents (actual footage) being used twice. it bugged me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:14 PM (V2Yro)

252 From Here to Eternity, really great book, movie did not do it justice, but a great cast.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 24, 2018 08:15 PM (nWc4E)

253 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up.

I agree. I'd heard how great that was and when I saw it I was annoyed, it was too heavy handed, too cloying.

The whole movie was grossly overrated though. The bad guy makes no sense at all, the story is forced and bizarre, it just fails at so many levels. The only good part is the doggy translation collar.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:16 PM (39g3+)

254 I really like Bogie in "Key Largo", as an ordinary man willing to stand up to the Mob Boss.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:16 PM (V2Yro)

255 104 Pacific movies?

'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!


Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (VAt5v)


Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:17 PM (2kiKp)

256 Dawg's post dug its own well

*drops pebble, listens for splash*
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (EzdLW)

"Tom-fool of a Took! throw yourself in next time."

Posted by: Gandalf the Grey at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (IMacf)

257 The emotional manipulation stories used to be called Melodrama - it's still all that these are.

Problem is melodrama always was a crowd pleaser.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

258 Let me go on the record and say that 3000k miles to Graceland rocked.
Of course, seeing Courtney Cox getting hammered was in itself worth the price of admission.

Posted by: Drider at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (HdKKm)

259 We need a jump to the end of the comment button.
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I don't know if it applies to smart-phones but I use ctrl-f and search for the last comment number to get to the bottom fast!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:19 PM (ewxPW)

260 The 15:17 to Paris was a date night movie for my wife and I. I liked it a lot, and so did she. But we liked it for different reasons.

I liked how training and will can save people in a crisis. Good people stepped up. And I liked the Trance dance scene. Reminds me of going around Europe in my service days. Just open Americans charming the Europeans.

She liked the growing up and sticking it out when things went bad scenes. And maybe because the guys were fit and funny and a tad hot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 08:19 PM (hyuyC)

261 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)

262 'I don't know if it applies to smart-phones but I use ctrl-f and search for the last comment number to get to the bottom fast! '

I meant mostly for Dawg's lengthy blankness.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (UdKB7)

263 Nobody has mentioned The Gallant Hours staring James Cagney for a Pacific war movie. Cagney plays Admiral Halsey and his taking command at Guadalcanal. It is filmed a bit like a documentary and has extensive narration. It also shows the Japanese side pretty evenhandedly. Quite a good movie.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (5Yee7)

264 45 There's a difference between Georges and Yondu as characters; Georges has been brought down low by his own naivety, whereas Yondu has been brought down by his own bad decisions. It's easier to be sympathetic to Georges so we probably respond to him more.

As for manipulating emotions, the movie that takes the cake in this realm is "ET" and I've never liked the film because of it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (l9m7l)


I had the same reaction to A.I. (Hey! Same. Guy.)

I'll never watch it again.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (2kiKp)

265 248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

I disagree slightly. To me the first 5 mins is a far better story than anything that comes after. I could have been just as happy if they had just rolled credits at that point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (ycWCI)

266
From Here to Eternity, really great book, movie did not do it justice, but a great cast.

James Jones's original version is now available and is even better than the published edition. The movie seems deficient except for 1) the Army would not cooperate unless it was toned down and 2) the book could never have been filmed as is under the codes of the day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 08:22 PM (xN4gZ)

267 200- thanks Jewelll, for the nice comment. "The Hero" is a terrific movie about an over-the-hill western actor but it delves into some deep subtexts... And so is Lucky, with the late Harry Dean Stanton. It was like he was performing his own eulogy. His nickname in the Navy was "Lucky" and like his character, he was a cook in the Navy.

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (11H2y)

268 I forget how it ends.....been awhile. Do they both kill each other or some such.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (EoRCO)

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They get off the island they are stranded on and float to another set of islands which they discover has an abandoned base on it. The building they are using for shelter is hit by artillery fire killing both men.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (v3DL/)

269 hogmartin, I think the Caine Mutiny actually had a little historical significance. I have a book called "Halsey's Typhoon" in which Bull Halsey sailed his fleet into a really major typhoon. A couple of destroyers were lost in the storm. How the crew handled the ship during a major event was paramount to the story. I believe the personalities of the characters was actually secondary. They saved the ship, and destroyed the captains career.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (gEvQ8)

270 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)

Hey now, let's not get all judgmental and all.
We have our fat pensions and bennies to look forward to.

Posted by: BCSO International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (EoRCO)

271 A.I. - a big budget movie no one ever talks about, and I think I know why.

If they would have ended that movie about 15 minutes before they did, with him stuck forever on the bottom of the ocean - it would have been touching and thought provoking. But by having him dug out of the ice by some pathetic "Blue Fairy" 20,000 years later, the story became completely idiotic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (V2Yro)

272 245 ... "there are no chinese girls with green eyes"...

there have been others to be sure. there are always others. but you know, mr. burton, the difficulties between men and women. how seldom it works out. yet we keep trying, like fools"

david lo pan

[one of my favorite movie quotes.]
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM

That movie is infinitely quotable. "Shut up, Mr. Burton! You are not brought upon this world to get it!"

My brothers still tell me and each other, "Shut up, Mr. Burton!"

I notice that people mentioned Father Goose. My baby brother saw that a dozen times on TV because a local cable channel would run old movies at staggered times as fillers. He just fell in love with it. I was working crazy hours, but one night when I came home and he insisted I watch it. Even now, he can recite lines at appropriate times like "Goody Two-Shoes and the Filthy Beast?!?"

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (G8B7r)

273 Angels with Dirty Faces
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With those hoodlum Bowery Boys!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (ewxPW)

274 There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit
around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it
"barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?


Yep. That would be the cue for me to get up, take my popcorn and go home. That does not pass as entertainment, at least for me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (Tyii7)

275 I'm Mary Poppins y'all!

One of the greatest lines in film history. There I said it.

Obviously I'm biased being a huge MCU fanboy, but I thought the payoff was phenomenal, in part because Yondu was a relatively minor character. And yet that scene still brought so much emotion. (It wasn't just about Yondu either, it was about Quill and Rocket, both major characters. Plus c'mon, Mary Poppins.)

As an aside, I love that a huge summer blockbuster action-comedy movie ends with a cgi racoon crying. And it works!

Anyone see Black Panther? Thoughts? Personally thought it was just okay, mid-tier marvel.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (KCgrJ)

276 They get off the island they are stranded on and float to another set of islands which they discover has an abandoned base on it. The building they are using for shelter is hit by artillery fire killing both men.
Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (v3DL/)

That's right! Thanks DR! It is a good movie. They were kinda partying at the end when the shells hit if I remember right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (EoRCO)

277 I'm late to the thread....has anyone mentioned Speilberg? He is so heavy-handed with the cues on who you're supposed to like, hate, etc. Might as well have cue cards that say: "Emotion you should feel now is _____". He hits you with music. good or bad lighting, camera angles (looking up with the sky for the good guys, etc.). Overkill, buddy.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (W+vEI)

278 Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:17 PM (2kiKp)

>>>

Yes! "Children helping the mother." I think it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Gref at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (AMIL/)

279 Wife and I LOVED GG1 one and your review is why we're afraid of the sequel. Also glad to see the first Bourne movie score so high as I agree. It's a damn shame Matt Damon is a fucking dickhead asshole otherwise I'd have as a if a push behind him as any Hollywood actor.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (IYHxL)

280
What! No love for PT-109? The thrilling story of heroism and great seamanship? Haters!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 08:29 PM (aTPUD)

281 "We're No Angels", Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray - a quirky little movie, but a very entertaining one with a very enjoyable cast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:29 PM (V2Yro)

282 There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (39g3+)

WTF? Anyone else feel like they are in bizarro world where something like this is held up as black empowerment?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (ycWCI)

283 If you liked the first Guardians of the Galaxy, you'll like the second. Its the same kind of ride, and the stuff that didn't work doesn't really get in the way at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (39g3+)

284 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)


That thought had not occurred to me until now, but yes, they would have definitely tried to do something other stand in the parking lot with their d!cks in their hands. I think most people are stunned by that revelation.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (5Yee7)

285 I disliked "Hugo" intensely. I saw the whole movie once, and part of it later. I thought the whole thing was intensely manipulative, but none of the characters except the boy was the least bit likeable or sympathetic. That made me furious at the movie, because the manipulation was so bald-faced, yet none of it was effective. Yecch. That must the Scorzese movie. I won't bother with any of his other work.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (oGfbI)

286 276
That's right! Thanks DR! It is a good movie. They were kinda partying at the end when the shells hit if I remember right.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (EoRCO)

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The ending Boorman shot was the two of them arguing and then parting ways. The producers hated that ending, so they used footage from another movie for the explosion.

It's so out of left field that I found it funny.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (Jj43a)

287 The Georges Melies clips are nice.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

288 By the way. As a recommendation. On cable, there is a movie on one of the premiums called "The Autopsy of Jane Doe".

Creepy flick. Creepier than I figured it was going to be.

Posted by: Drider at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (HdKKm)

289
With those hoodlum Bowery Boys!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (ewxPW)


Say faddah, whadda say, whadda know

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (SiINZ)

290 A Pacific Theater film from the Japanese side:

Japan's Longest Day (1967)

Posted by: Gref at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (AMIL/)

291 Anyone else feel like they are in bizarro world where something like this is held up as black empowerment?

Again, I have not seen it but the youtube reviews by some black guys brought up that this scene was very odd and awkward. Maybe not gorilla suits for that particular bit?? I know there was a guy named Man-Ape who was one of Black Panther's foes (a literal human gorilla type), and they were kinda working that in with the different animal-based tribes. But really, maybe not that particular group for this scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (39g3+)

292 >>A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.



I liked the first 10 min - showing the lifespan of a loving couple with no words. The rest was not good, weird, even.

Also, I'll add this: Brave. Weird, did not work for me at all.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:32 PM (W+vEI)

293 The bet Allegorical Movie about the Pacific War from the Japanese Side - "Gojira", 1954.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:32 PM (V2Yro)

294
Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer


Chicken guts

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (IqV8l)

295 Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (gEvQ

The typhoon really did happen, but the real event, or even the fact that it was a ship at sea during a typhoon wasn't necessary to the story. Not to get all Joseph Campbell all-stories-are-derivative but it could have been an airliner with an engine failure or a corporate boardroom or something and the character dynamics would still make it a good story.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

296 I liked the first 10 min - showing the lifespan of a loving couple with no words. The rest was not good, weird, even. "

That reminds me of the last 2 minutes of Zardoz. Good music, at least.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (V2Yro)

297 "Hostiles" is what I want to see, but the theater nearest to me isn't showing it.

Has anyone here seen it?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (xGMkv)

298 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)

299 @291 I know there was a guy named Man-Ape who was one of Black Panther's foes (a literal human gorilla type), and they were kinda working that in with the different animal-based tribes
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Man-Ape is a human named M'Baku. I *think* he's a part of a tribe that follows the White Ape totem instead of the Black Panther totem that T'Challa's tribe follows.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (VAt5v)

300 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)



Are those costume ideas for Justin Trudeau if he goes to Japan?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (SiINZ)

301 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)

Gamera FTW! How can you beat a giant turtle who pulls in his legs, and then shoots rocket exhaust out his leg holes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (Dbv1R)

302 For a different WWII flick, Hope and Glory, John Boorman's semi-autobiographical movie about being a young boy in England having the time of his life.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (pV/54)

303 Another WWII favorite of mine is "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence". David Bowie, Tom Conti. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Brits in a WWII prison camp. Very thought provoking and you do have to understand a little of the Japanese mind set during WWII, which I did when I first saw the movie. To me, at least, it was a very powerful and moving film.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (gEvQ8)

304 I really hated Hugo.

Posted by: Dang at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (v49Tn)

305 There are two movies coming out that I am wincing and backing away from out of fear.

Super Troopers 2 and The Incredibles 2.

The first ones were so good, so well done, so interesting and fun and hit all the right notes exactly right I can just see them being miserable failures.

The Broken Lizard guys can be great, but they can also really stink up the place. Slammin Salmon was terrible, and Club Dread was just a failure.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:38 PM (39g3+)

306 Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

Minor aside, my father rode out that typhoon, He said that from the bridge, you could look over at the adjacent ships and at the crest, you'd see their props completely out of the water!

Now get off my lawn!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:38 PM (gwPgz)

307 It ain't Godzilla without that old man raper Ray Burr in it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:39 PM (EoRCO)

308 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)



Are those costume ideas for Justin Trudeau if he goes to Japan?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM

I have to clean my screen now. Thanks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:39 PM (G8B7r)

309 Incredibles 2 looks like it could be a train wreck. Pixar has a certain amount of credit built up, however- so we'll see.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (ycWCI)

310 Brad Bird said he wouldn't do a sequel to Incredibles until he had a script better than the first. Trailers are good, so I'm optimistic.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (pV/54)

311 I *think* he's a part of a tribe that follows the White Ape totem instead of the Black Panther totem that T'Challa's tribe follows.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (VAt5v)


Thanks, you just completely calibrated that film for me!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (gwPgz)

312 Bridge on the River Kawi is a really great WW2 movie, I thought. It is a different part of the war, and covers some very interesting themes of dedication, honor, and discipline in a way not normally seen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (39g3+)

313 Halsey took his 3rd Fleet into two typhoons.

The Navy changed the priority of weather messages after that, and Nimitz wrote him a reprimand that was still used 40+ years later in my sea-going training.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 08:41 PM (hyuyC)

314 >>> For a different WWII flick, Hope and Glory

I have seen parts of it a couple times, may have seen the whole thing at a sitting. Very enjoyable story.

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2018 08:41 PM (cHbmY)

315 Completely unrelated, but ya'll should get on over to YouTube and just click on any video and you should get one of many brand new NRA ads that are incredibly well done.

Dana Lash (I'm not even going to try to spell it) has the best one by far.

NRA on the offensive!

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (BfOXk)

316 hogmartin, point taken. I can't really say if Wouk used that particular storm as a plot point.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (gEvQ8)

317 >>The Incredibles 2.


Yeah, same.

Also, Pixar co-founder and chief John Lassiter has turned out to be one of the open secret Hollywood pervs (though not rapey, just grabby, I think?), so....will be interesting to see how this affects Pixar. He may leave, and/or they may go overboard with the grrrl power stuff as penance.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (W+vEI)

318 Watching Quigley Down Under right now for the 20th time.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

319 Sure, but the evil white patriarchy would never make a movie called "Gurkha on a Train" about using a kukri to kill a trainful of robbers!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (ewxPW)

320 318 Watching Quigley Down Under right now for the 20th time.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

Said I never had much use for one...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (ycWCI)

321 King Rat > The Great Escape

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (2DOZq)

322 Halsey took his 3rd Fleet into two typhoons.


He was on a relentless hunt for a butter pie.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (Tyii7)

323 I strongly recommend reading the Great Escape book. Its the movie times like 50. So much more detail, hardship, and what those guys went through is awe inspiring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (39g3+)

324 Right now on Pluto TV (streaming online, actually not too bad) . . . the Rifftrax version of Sharknado.

Posted by: filbert at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (953wK)

325 Minor aside, my father rode out that typhoon, He said that from the bridge, you could look over at the adjacent ships and at the crest, you'd see their props completely out of the water!

Now get off my lawn!
Posted by: Hrothgar

Yeah, my Dad was in that typhoon too, on an LST. He told me they all thought they were gonna die.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (S6Pax)

326

King Rat

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (IqV8l)

327 butter wouldn't melt
so he put it in a pie

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (xGMkv)

328 302: hope and glory

one of my favs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:46 PM (Pg+x7)

329 "The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused."

At a basic level, The Bible is a bunch of stories the Jews made up so they'd stop acting like the heathens around them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (pV/54)


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Yes - higher critical theory. For example, what is the point of the account of Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac, only to be stopped at the last minute? The higher critic would say that Israelites engaged in the customs of their neighbors such as the Canaanites who sacrificed their firstborn. The priests wanted to put an end to it, so the account was invented as a lesson to teach the people that "no, God does not want you to do this". Hermann Gunkel came up with a list of purposes for biblical accounts, for example to explain place names. Why is this place called Peniel? Because Jacob wrestled there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 08:46 PM (/qEW2)

330 butter wouldn't melt
so he put it in a pie

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (xGMkv)


Hands across the water
Water
Hands across the sky

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (SiINZ)

331 Not a war movie, but loved Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz
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Silly little movie about our betters. Shame on them they should know their place.

Posted by: Roaderick at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (AC18V)

332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

333 We are No Angels, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray - a quirky little movie, but a very entertaining one with a very enjoyable cast.

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

absolutely great movie!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (rdl6o)

334 Mmm. Dog.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (ewxPW)

335 We just finished watching Fury and now we've moved onto one of our favorites, Intouchables.


Seen it more times than I can count and never get tired of it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (xGaZm)

336 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

=====

Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

337 Mmm. Dog.

Mmmmm.

Posted by: barry from djakarta at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (6FqZa)

338 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

Aye.

*fistbump*

But the ginger glory is kind of under wraps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (ycWCI)

339 Mmm. Dog.
Mmmmm.
Posted by: barry from djakarta


fml

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 08:50 PM (Tyii7)

340 Yes - higher critical theory.

Its all daffy nonsense, but it gives academics something to do when not pushing communism and men in your daughter's locker room.

Basically they start from a presupposition: none of this can possibly be true. Then they start coming up with ways to explain things that avoid it being true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:51 PM (39g3+)

341 Karen Gillen is in Jumanji, the surprise boffo box office hit of the year.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (pV/54)

342 I enjoyed Iron Sky entirely too much.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (rnAwa)


It was a very funny movie. With the best Downfall parody ever. And the "Mars exploration vessel" George W. Bush was pretty nifty, too.

Posted by: HTL at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (sVlsv)

343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

344 Higher critical theory disregards the archeological evidence, when available, that those things really happened and weren't just stories made up by the Jews.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (/A+Cl)

345 Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (11H2y)

Interesting site.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (gwPgz)

346 343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

======

Blue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (Jj43a)

347 343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

Homicidal towards her sister?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (ycWCI)

348 Higher critical theory disregards the archeological evidence, when available, that those things really happened and weren't just stories made up by the Jews.

Oh, sure, they were the guys that swore David was a fictional king, a King Arthur type who never existed, all mythology. Their history of claiming stuff was all made up and being proven wrong by archaeology is pretty long and hilarious. But like I said, it keeps academics busy and perhaps out of trouble in other areas.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (39g3+)

349 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)

350 I wasn't knocking The Bible. It does have the effect of telling stories that got the Jews to stop acting like their heathen neighbors, Word of God or not.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (pV/54)

351 Quiet Man, that's amazing to me, you even included the little echo of


water


!

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (xGMkv)

352 I also watched Mission Impossible for the first time today. It reminded me of Con Air. Pretty good until they went way over the top ridiculous at the end . Helicopter in the Chunnel. WTFF?

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (2DOZq)

353
Hell in the Pacific is probably the most manly movie ever made. With only Marvin and Mifune on-screen, it's like they soaked the film with testosterone before developing it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (eXA4G)

354 352 I also watched Mission Impossible for the first time today. It reminded me of Con Air. Pretty good until they went way over the top ridiculous at the end . Helicopter in the Chunnel. WTFF?
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (2DOZq)

It's not Mission Kinda Difficult or Mission Really Challenging for a reason, you know.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (NWiLs)

355 McCartney's "Ram" playing now.

Too many people never sleeping late

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (xGMkv)

356 248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

The first 8-10 minutes of Up are some of the saddest I have ever seen - and in a cartoon no less!!

I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

357 Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Part of what bothers me about that film is that it was written to kill off the original IMF. They tried to get Peter Graves to play the main character, the actual IMF head who turned evil. He told them to F off, that they would have never done that. Plus, no way does this new chump ever outwit the original IMF guys.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)

358 Con Air's ridiculousness was the point.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (6FqZa)

359 Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (NWiLs)

It was Mission You Have Got To Be Fucking Kidding.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (2DOZq)

360 hope and glory
------
A fave of mine too.
"I've seen better." [slap]
"Thank you, Adolf!" after the grade school is bombed on opening day of September classes.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (ewxPW)

361 I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.
Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

Damning with faint praise...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (ycWCI)

362 The first 8-10 minutes of Up are some of the saddest I have ever seen - and in a cartoon no less!!

At the beginning of the cartoon no less no less. Hard to watch the rest of the movie when I'm a wreck at the start.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (6FqZa)

363 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)


We did "directors' cuts" last week.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (y87Qq)

364 358 Con Air's ridiculousness was the point.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (6FqZa)

They should have given me a clue in the first 90 minutes.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (2DOZq)

365 We did "directors' cuts" last week.

Yeah, and Deckard was not a replicant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (39g3+)

366 U.S. Code 242 to a single gun control law and all of the gun control laws in the country will instantly become dead letter unenforceable laws and disappear - just like the rest of the Jim Crow laws instantly vanished in 1948.

Posted by: An Observation at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (lkOCI)
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Those Jim Crow laws were passed to thwart Carpetbagger lawless takeover.

Posted by: p3o at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (AC18V)

367 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

You might want to see Jumanji 2 if you like her.

And of course, Dwayne Johnson is smokin' hot.

As a bonus, the movie was entertaining too!

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (jtHQy)

368 363 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)

We did "directors' cuts" last week.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (y87Qq)

You have to watch the "Behind the Scenes and Commentary" on the 2-disc BluRay edition to get the whole scoop.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

369 Son of Godzilla (1967) has an ending that could be called emotionally manipulative but it's still good. Baby Godzilla and daddy Godzilla embracing each other, going into hibernation, as their island gets turned into a frozen rock. It's a kids' movie but that last scene almost choked me up.

https://professormortis.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/son-of-godzilla.jpg

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (EzdLW)

370 See you later. Inspector Lynley Mysteries is on!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (ewxPW)

371 OMG.. channel surfing and came across Snatched, the awful Amy Schumer movie. Had one funny scene then turned ridiculous. What a horrid movie. Couldn't finish it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (dUJdY)

372 Guardians of the Galaxy was written and directed by the same person

So like the first Hellraiser.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (6FqZa)

373 Basically they start from a presupposition: none of this can possibly be true. Then they start coming up with ways to explain things that avoid it being true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:51 PM (39g3+)


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Yeah. Speculating about the origin of a text you weren't apart of seems inherently ... prone to errors. I'm sure you've read Fernseed and Elephants - that gives pretty strong evidence, because it's a firsthand account of someone who could say that this sort of speculation almost always failed, when it came to his works or anyone he knew.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (/qEW2)

374
I strongly recommend reading the Great Escape book. Its the movie times like 50. So much more detail, hardship, and what those guys went through is awe inspiring.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (39g3+)







Some of the stories of POW resistance are just awe-inspiring. Like the prisoners at Colditz Castle building a fucking GLIDER for an escape from the roof (the Americans liberated the camp before the glider was completed).

Or the Limey prisoner who was in another castle, who amused himself by painstakingly digging slivers of dry rot out of roof beams and transplanting it into healthy wood so that eventually the whole structure would fail. The fact that it would take decades for the process didn't deter him from making the effort.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:04 PM (eXA4G)

375 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.

Posted by: andycanuck

And of course the complete coincidence occurred that the place Isaac was almost sacrificed later became the exact spot Jesus was crucified.

Dr. Scott Hahn has a huge number of very good talks on how the events of the Old Testament figured into the New.

Dr. Hahn's "The Fourth Cup" is a remarkable talk/book about how Jesus fulfilled his role as sacrifice as well as priest in the Last Supper, and how when he took the wine from the hyssop just before dying, that last drink was the Fourth Cup of Wine of the Jewish Passover Seder, which signifies the consummation of the event. The Last Supper had been cut short just before that last drink, because the sacrifice would not be complete until the next day when Jesus died.

I heartily recommend anything by Dr. Hahn. He is brilliant.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 09:05 PM (BfOXk)

376 357 Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)


I don't even want to waste my time watching movies like that.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 09:05 PM (sdi6R)

377 the movie I saw last week was Annihilation but I already reviewed most of that one in comments here.

One thing I forgot to mention: lots of shout-outs to the Journey Into Hell genre. The opening scenes where they're paddling through a swamp got me thinking Heart Of Darkness. The last scene at the broken lighthouse? Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came. Except this was a white tower, subverting the trope I guess.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (6FqZa)

378 306: my dad was in the same one. one second a ship was next to you, then gone. he was steering at the time.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (KP5rU)

379 LOVE the stories about the prisoners at Colditz Castle.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (EzdLW)

380 Starz has been running Hitchcock's movies this month, including several which you rarely see.

Last night, I saw "Lifeboat", which is more or less a pro-American WWII propaganda film concerning a group of survivors on a lifeboat(!) after their ship is sunk by a Nazi U-boat, but the U-boat is sunk and now they have a Nazi onboard as well.

Some great character work by well...pretty much everyone. Props to William Bendix and Tallulah Bankhead especially.

For a propaganda film it has some interesting moral nuance floating around in it.

Well worth watching if not one of Hitchcock's best.

I also saw "Frenzy" which I believe is one of Hitchcock's best films. It concerns a serial killer (well before the serial killer craze) in London and the innocent man accused of his crimes (natch, it's Hitchcock).

Profoundly disturbing scenes with the serial killer, including a creepy rape and a played as a pitch black comedy evidence retrieval from one of his victims sequence.

It also works as an ensemble film with various London types from that era. The police detective and his would-be gourmet wife's cooking is a nice running joke.

Hitchcock's last great film and it came after a dry spell where critics thought the old boy had lost his edge.

He had not.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (E3rQ4)

381 Swede ladies win gold in curling. Oh well. I was rooting for the S. Koreans.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (EzdLW)

382 I would bet money that Vandermeer had read Alice K. Turner, A History of Hell. Because besides Heart Of Darkness and Childe Roland, she also notes Aliens. My 'Giger Meter' buried the needle in Annihilation.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

383 Did anybody ever watch the British t.v. series on Colditz? Very good as I remember.

One of my favorite episodes had a new officer join the group who was such a stereotype Pip Pip Cheerio!-type that they were sure he was a German spy. Nobody could be that British!

Nope, he was just an upper class twit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 09:10 PM (qJtVm)

384 In my Skyrim fanfic, referring to an earlier post about dragons being able to be beaten ... not only can they be beaten, but if you whup their boss (Alduin) his lieutenant will (or at least could) accept you as his new boss, and you can change their bevavior.

(Of course, it helps if the back-story establishes that dragons and mortals cooperated before Alduin got power-hungry ... )

Posted by: empire1 at February 24, 2018 09:11 PM (hhO0I)

385 "The Navy changed the priority of weather messages
after that, and Nimitz wrote him a reprimand that was still used 40+
years later in my sea-going training.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"

Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)

386 213 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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

Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS

I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
And my date liked it too.

Go see it if you are interested. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax
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Echo those same comments. The wife and I like it. Don't go in setting your expectations of seeing a MI or James Bond type movie b/c it's not. Simply a story about heroism - nothing more, nothing less. As BC says, you won't be disappointed.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 24, 2018 09:14 PM (+ldAm)

387 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane

That's retarded, Sir.

I hope he was reassigned to steering tugboats around the Arctic.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (6FqZa)

388 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)

When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (ycWCI)

389
Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)








Well, it's De Palma. Virtually his whole career is built on the idea of shitting on everything, with the notable exception of The Untouchables. And I have this sneaking suspicion that he was terrified that David Mamet would beat him to a pulp if he intentionally turned Mamet's script into his usual De Palma stylish shit-fest.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (eXA4G)

390 naturalfake, it took me several times watching to see Hitchcock in the movie. He always made a small cameo. I'm not sure if I should give it away for anyone that hasn't seen Lifeboat.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (gEvQ8)

391 Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (E3rQ4)

For a propaganda film they sure made the German live up to his super race myth even if they made him cold hearted Spock like. I think Hitchcock needed to work on his propaganda skills.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

392 1517 To Paris is another of those flicks I posted about in here already. I thought it was good. Dragged a bit in the middle when they were screwing around all over Europe. Some fat could have been trimmed here.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:17 PM (6FqZa)

393 De Palma has made some great films but yeah, he's made a bunch of Hitchcock knockoff crap too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (39g3+)

394 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

It's amazing that Scotty didn't drive himself to drink under Kirk's command.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (6FqZa)

395 "One of my favorite episodes had a new officer join
the group who was such a stereotype Pip Pip Cheerio!-type that they were
sure he was a German spy. Nobody could be that British!



Nope, he was just an upper class twit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris"

After the Month Python TV series finished, Palin and Terry Jones did some longer format comedy episodes called "Ripping Yarns". There's one about a guy that shows up at a POW camp and he's all up to escape and has all sorts of plans (all bad), but the others aren't into it and keep trying to calm him down, even to the point of sabotaging his escapes. Then one morning he wakes up and the entire rest of the camp has escaped in the night without the guards noticing. It's hilarious.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (w+Jhj)

396 boulder terlit hobo

The Europe bit set the stage. Guys swanning around, having fun. Regular guys, nothing out of the ordinary. Until their day became unordinary.

And good luck if you are still looking.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (hyuyC)

397 Carlito's Way was DePalma's best.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

398 388: they'll call it the McCain Maneuver.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (89T5c)

399 Harry and Tonto is coming up on TCM at the top of the hour.

That is all.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (+Tibp)

400 394 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

It's amazing that Scotty didn't drive himself to drink under Kirk's command.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (6FqZa)


Heh.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (sdi6R)

401 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

Hold my beer.

Posted by: Commodore Schettino at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (9SkN+)

402 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)


Ugh... that's as bad as when a hydraulic accumulator starts leaking into the bilge and you have to stay tied up in Singapore for a week and a half and everyone in A-gang gets to stay on the boat and fix it while the rest of us are forced to lounge around the Orchard hotel with lots of money and nothing to do.

That was awful.

For them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (y87Qq)

403 335 We just finished watching Fury and now we've moved onto one of our favorites, Intouchables.

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Somehow i think of it a series of great scenes more than a great movie. it has MOMENTS

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (vChNs)

404 "When we finally reach space and are cruising around,
we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black
Holes, aren't we?



Posted by: Aetius451AD"

Or through asteroid fields.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (w+Jhj)

405 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?


*beeep*

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (9SkN+)

406 Deep Throat left me emotionally drained. But mostly just drained.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 09:22 PM (aY2X+)

407 De Palma did both Carrie and The Fury, which have very different feels to them. Both about dangerous telekinetics, within a year of each other. The guy is definitely talented but he can be a hack too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (39g3+)

408 I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.
Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

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unless he did Betty White

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (vChNs)

409 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (w+Jhj)

How about dragging a mine field behind the ship.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (2DOZq)

410 Carrie was really good though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (6FqZa)

411 Nood

Posted by: Bruce at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (8ikIW)

412
De Palma did both Carrie and The Fury, which have very different feels to them.

Sorry I blew up like that.

Posted by: John Cassavettes at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (IqV8l)

413 Pacific Rim?

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (4fiCC)

414 You have to watch the "Behind the Scenes and Commentary" on the 2-disc BluRay edition to get the whole scoop.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

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but 2000 years is too long to wait for the sequel

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (vChNs)

415
I know it's not regarded as one of Hitchcock's better films, but I'll admit a love for "Lifeboat". Even if that commie cockholster bum Steinbeck wrote it.

As for Tallulah Bankhead, on the set she never wore underwear, much to the amusement and titillation of the film crew. When Hitch was informed of the fact, he observed that "I don't know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (eXA4G)

416 AshevilleRobert

Well, you had extra time to tour the Gut of Naples.

Your CO was misinformed. For all our technology, for all our avoiding trouble, the Sea is always trying to kill you. And no mater how big the ship, the Sea can be bigger at times.

I hope he did not get a follow-on command, or when he left there was no band.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (hyuyC)

417 Carrie was really good though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

I had a huge crush on Amy Irving. Years later I saw her buck naked in a movie with Dennis Hopper. Worth the wait.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (+Tibp)

418 ONT is NOOD

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (9SkN+)

419 My favorite WWII Naval movie: In Harms Way

Posted by: quarkstud at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (WbAz+)

420 Recommendation: 'The Legend of 1900.'

I second the recommendation. I caught it on cable one night and was enthralled. Tim Roth was great in it.

Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2018 09:27 PM (eIQHF)

421 ''I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?''

''They Were Expendable'' Directed by John Ford, starring Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed and the director's ''company'' of very fine character actors including Ward Bond. Takes place in the Philippines right at the beginning of the war. Wonderful movie in every way possible.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (jm1YL)

422 341 Karen Gillen is in Jumanji, the surprise boffo box office hit of the year.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (pV/54)


It was a nice, fun semi-sequel that recognized the original and lampshaded the differences adroitly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (2kiKp)

423 297
"Hostiles" is what I want to see, but the theater nearest to me isn't showing it.



Has anyone here seen it?

booknlass: my son and his wife went to see it last week. Son loved it; daughter-in-law liked it.

Posted by: Bookaday at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (2qDS0)

424 Winter's Bone score was done by Dickon Hinchcliff and it is very effective. Evocative of place and heart-wrenching.

I watched Brawl on Cellblock 99 the other night. I liked it okay and I have been thinking about it off and on ever since, so it made an impact. Vince Vaughn is good in it, but a few scenes were so gruesome they made my stomach turn and I'm generally okay with violence. But this veers into violence porn, IMHO.

I think the best scene in the movie is the interrogation one with Clark Johnson.

I also rewatched Steel Magnolias for some reason, because I didn't like it much the first time I saw it. I still didn't like it, and the general hokiness and color palette make me want to throw up, but it made me cry like a baby this time because now I've experienced the joy and fear of motherhood and the lingering loss of death. Also realized that a line I say all the time is a quote from this movie: "You are evil and must be destroyed."

Posted by: Gem at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (XoAz8)

425 Jack Reacher is also good escapist fare.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (/qEW2)

426 But the ginger glory is kind of under wraps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


She's in the Jumanji remake, and was glorious. I took my daughter to that movie as many times as she wanted to see it.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (BfOXk)

427 275 I'm Mary Poppins y'all!

One of the greatest lines in film history. There I said it.

Obviously I'm biased being a huge MCU fanboy, but I thought the payoff was phenomenal, in part because Yondu was a relatively minor character. And yet that scene still brought so much emotion. (It wasn't just about Yondu either, it was about Quill and Rocket, both major characters. Plus c'mon, Mary Poppins.)

As an aside, I love that a huge summer blockbuster action-comedy movie ends with a cgi racoon crying. And it works!

Anyone see Black Panther? Thoughts? Personally thought it was just okay, mid-tier marvel.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (KCgrJ)

Review in link

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (xJa6I)

428 It makes me happy to see Neal Stephenson getting some love, even if it's on the Movie thread. One of my favorite authors.

Posted by: Semilitterate at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (L9dhr)

429 425 Jack Reacher is also good escapist fare.
Posted by:
(((((
I found the movies better than the books.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (V3U1L)

430 I really like the movie thread, OregonMuse, and I appreciate all of the work that you put into your thoughtful analysis of the flicks, and I really enjoy seeing a listing of what you have watched and what you will watch next. Having said that, I feel that including the Netflix Rating is counter-productive. I assume that the Quality Rating is what you think of the movie, and that's the data that means something. That Netflix Rating (which isn't Stars any more, but instead it uses the binary thumbs-up/down) never was a good formula. It wasn't a massive data set, it was an individualized star system. So is the thumbs-up/down scheme for that matter. Anyhow, maybe putting up the IMDB score, along with your Quality Rating, would be more useful. I get the weirdest percentage numbers on Netflix, is what got me thinking about this, where they think that they have my preferences figured out. It's a hoot!

Posted by: goon at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (EaQ6/)

431 423 Beautifully photographed. Grim. Always great to see Wes Studi. Not as SJW as it could have been (couple spots). Christian Bale quite good.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 24, 2018 11:54 PM (ZKlDy)

432 278 Most deeply closeted movie I ever saw...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (ZKlDy)

433 SPOILERS

I don't think Yondu was a minor character in this movie. The problem most Marvel comic book movies have is that there are too many characters that they want to develop to push forward the meta-plot. So we have the green alien's family struggle, Rocket's problems, etc. in addition to Peter, who is the main character. I think the main question of the movie is "Who is Peter's Father?" The movie's answer is Yondu. That's also the theme of several movies in modern times, which is a "family" is anything you want to call one. In a nation of bastards, that story is appealing, but I think it isn't quite honest.

The the part I thought was revolting and broke me out of the movie was how fast Peter goes to from being amazed that he has a father to finding out the dirty secret and then trying to shoot him in the head. It's a matter of seconds.

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (V8zw+)

434 79 Hrothgar, I too have read Cryptonomicon 3 times, loaned it out twice and not got it back. One of my favorites, I'm not loaning this one. Aspergers, lost fortune in gold, WW II, slimy lawyers, and a lady diver who would slit your throat. What's not to like?
Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

Stephenson's total lack of artistic restraint. No one needs ten pages explaining the best way to eat Captain Crunch cereal. He is as bad at literary diarrhea as Stephen King.

I enjoyed Snow Crash and found myself enjoying and simultaneously hating Cryptonomicon.

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at February 25, 2018 04:25 AM (JK1zT)

435 Wow, marvelous weblog structure! How long have you been blogging for?
you made running a blog glance easy. The overall look
of your site is wonderful, as neatly as the content material!

Posted by: porto, stazione, centro at February 25, 2018 05:16 AM (8DuJx)

436 First?

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2018 11:57 AM (Sfs6o)

437 Yondu's sendoff strikes a chord for me. Now, where did my thieving daughter put that box of tissues?

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at February 25, 2018 12:46 PM (Nrxta)

Mini Chess Thread 02-24-2018

20180224 chess pic.jpg
Grumpy Old Farts Playing Chess in Armenia


Pic Note

Looks like a pleasant park to play chess on a Saturday afternoon, doesn't it? The chess set in the foreground looks like it's been used a few times. And the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes.

Anyway, it's from an article on chess in Armenia that CBD sent my way. Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Now if we could only replace Common Core math with chess, we might actually see an improvement in math scores.

As always, the chess/dress thread is an open thread, so it is impossible to go OT in the comments.


Easier Problem - White To Play (Bain 36)

Black's in a bad way: he's down material and he's in a bit of a jam on the back rank. How does White press his advantage and win?

Hint: Be careful that the rook you capture is the correct one.

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4r1k1/3Qrppp/3R4/8/8/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (WCSC 254)

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.

Hint: Black wins a piece... or does he?


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r6r/pN1bkppp/n3p3/4n3/8/P5P1/1P1BPP1P/1R2KB1R b K - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:





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20180224 dress pr0n 02.jpg



20180224 dress pr0n 03.jpg



Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

20180224 dress pr0n 04.jpg

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20180224 - Problem 1.jpg
5rk1/4Qppp/3R4/8/8/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 2

1.Qxe7 Rf8!

Black still loses, but the 'book' line loses even more quickly: 1...Rxe7 2.Rd8+ Re8 3.Rxe8#

After 1...Rf8, there are many ways White can win. As rickl said, Black can run, but he'll only die tired:

2.Rd8 h5
3.Qxf8+ Kh7
4.Qxf7 Kh6
5.Rd6+ Kh7
6.Rg6 h4
7.Qxg7#


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.


20180224 - Problem 2.jpg
r6r/pN1bkppp/n3p3/4n3/8/P5P1/1P1BPP1P/1R2KB1R b K - 0 1

Answer:

This is one of those problems where the book solution is either simply wrong, or, in this case, inadequate. Reinfeld's solution in its entirety is "1... Bc6 wins a piece." I think he means something like 1...Bc5 2.Rg1 Nxb7, but it's not that simple. White doesn't have to go down without a fight.

1... Bc6
2.Bc3! Bxh1
3.f3

Not 3.Bxe5 because of 3...Bxb7 and White really is down a piece.

3...f6
4.Kf2

The bishop on h1 is toast.

4...Rab8
5.e4 Rxb7

If 5.Na5 then 5...Rhc8!

6.Bxa6 Rb6
7.Be2 Bxf3
8.Bxf3 Nxf3
9.Kxf3

So after the dust settles, we see that White has won the exchange, but not a piece. White is up in material, but whether he can squeeze out a win, and how, is not obvious.

This line appears to have been completely overlooked by Reinfeld. In fact, the solutions to pretty much every problem in this particular book of his break down when I run them through my chess app, which always finds a better continuation.


Hope to see you all next week!.

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 04:58 PM




Comments

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1 Cool, I'll get the corgis

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (aC6Sd)

2 The Asian girl in the sun dress is yummy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (Tnhbr)

3 Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

That's cause nobody can understand what They're sayin"

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (B4vfZ)

4 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.


Shit. I heard that on the BBC last night and I had something chess-related to contribute to the chess thread.

Shit.

*turns pockets inside out*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:57 PM (fuK7c)

5 Sometimes I want to see just what moves led up to the positions in the problems like the first one.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (y87Qq)

6
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (lKyWE)

7 *turns pockets inside out*

LOOK ! it's Armenian LINT !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (B4vfZ)

8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

9 From the previous thread:

Insomniac - do you have any hobbies? If so, try to find people with the same interests. I used to do a lot of hiking and volunteered with a trail club doing trail maintenance. Met a bunch of people that way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)


Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)

10 Game thread game thread game thread!

So... Konami, legendary publisher of the classic game Contra, is NOT covering itself in glory lately. Their first Metal Gear game since their developer Kojima got the sack is a zombie game, 'Metal Gear Survive'.

And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.

EA gets lambasted [and rightly so] for selling extra help, for real money, to help win their games. Konami here is being even less subtle. We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.

sources, both YouTube: Angry Joe (for their pay-to-win mechanic) and Jim Sterling (for how shite this game is).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (6FqZa)

11 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

You speak Armenian ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (B4vfZ)

12 The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)

13 Me likey the sundress pic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (89T5c)

14 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)

15 Problem 2:

... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)

16 2nd picture, gray dress on the right. I'd wear it.


And the toddler is adorable.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lwiT4)

17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

18 I hate pay to win mechanics.

Don't mind paying for a game, but if I pony up the dough for it, I don't want to have to buy power ups or unlocks or anything.

Tell me how much the game is, I'll tell you if I want to play it.

*Grumbles at Tactical Monster Rumble Arena*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (xJa6I)

19 17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

There's the Hungarian Ball Gown pic, then the three women in 50's garb and then the fembot pic, right?

Or is my ad blocker causing sonobi problems again?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)

20 I'm surprised at the Hungarian embroidered dress. I pictured something heavier for Hungary. Maybe I've got folk outfits on the brain.



And, Go Norway!

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (lwiT4)

21 Chess in the Hungarian way. Add the Polgar sisters and voila!


https://tinyurl.com/y76qlsla

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (zCyNd)

22 Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

Justin Trudeau was wearing one of those dresses when he called up a Canadian olympian guy.

That guy really knows his PR.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (8gDQu)

23
Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)
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Ha! True story after we'd been dating for a couple of years I moved across town to be closer to WeaselWoman-in-Training. I was so single-mindedly fixated on WWiT I failed to really even notice the single young woman next door, who was a tango dancer, and in retrospect, smoking hot.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (Sfs6o)

24 6 out of 6 of those chess competitors are CC aficionados.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (bJ0w+)

25 Chess thread Yippee!

First picture.....dress on the right. Looks limber and supple.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (EoRCO)

26 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)

27 8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

++++

If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)

28 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.


Does the woman in the sun dress have a widowed grandmother?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)

29
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)


I don't have the Hungarian pic

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (lKyWE)

30 Didn't they have food back in 1850?

They didn't have McDonald's

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (B4vfZ)

31 When is the checkers thread?

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)

32 If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

33 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)

34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)

35 31 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)
-----
Or tic-tac-toe.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

36 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


They also had tapeworms and corsets.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (Tnhbr)

37 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.

I did ?

Hey everybody ! I speak Armenian ?!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (B4vfZ)

38 WOO metacritic user reviews for Metal Gear Surrender-Your-Wallet are going 1.9. Out of 10.

metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/metal-gear-survive

The critics are rating it 61/100. If you trust them (spoiler: I don't).

They also mention that Konami didn't draw up any new assets for this game. I forgot. So this abomination is, literally, about as good as a $10 alpha you can get on Steam by some high school kid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (6FqZa)

39 We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM


All your dollar belong to us.

Posted by: Game Publishers at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (DMUuz)

40 Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)

41 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)


I'm a straight guy. My knowledge of wimmin's fashions is limited. All I know is it looks nice but would look nice piled on the floor in front of my bed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (Tnhbr)

42 I wouldn't call O girl's dress a sun dress but what do I know about fashion

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (aC6Sd)

43 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)

44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM



Better define "work"
;-)

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

45 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.


BLAM !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (B4vfZ)

46
And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850? Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


Peoples daily caloric intake was probably less than half of what the average is today

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (lKyWE)

47 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM


This.

Posted by: R. M. Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (DMUuz)

48 grammie winger

That's because there is not a "Jane's All the World Dress Types" reference work for us guys. We're needing the help.

And because Colorado Alex In Exile started the sun dress thing. It's his fault.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (hyuyC)

49 Love the Hungarian throwback dress. Amazingly well preserved.


And of course, the little jelly bean. Her dress is cute, but she is cuter.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (tnOuI)

50 44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM


Better define "work"
;-)
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

Or a price rate list

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (xJa6I)

51 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)

53 34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)


Because it had higher ratings?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (sdi6R)

54 And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Selling save slots? Wow, that's about as low as you can go as a game company.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (57HKF)

55 Where's the Pictionary thread?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)

56
the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes



**still chuckling at that line**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (EzdLW)

57 but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


You know who else sells her slots for ten bucks...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (Tnhbr)

58 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)


If they really wanted to goose their ratings they'd show two hours of Winter Olympic wipeouts from their library.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (8gDQu)

59 15 Problem 2:
... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)


OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)

60 Where's the Pictionary thread?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)


We really need a Who Just Bought an SR9 Thread.

Spoiler Alert ... This Guy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (fiGNd)

61
52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)
------
Had your M1A out lately, amigo?

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

62 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

++++

That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)

63 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog


Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

64 In son's private school (middle school age) chess was a required class.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (JxYR+)

65 Are those old farts Kardashians?

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)

66 OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)


Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)

67 Chess introduces the cleavage rule.

https://www.centives.net/S/2012/chess-introduces- a-cleavage-rule/

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (g4lFK)

68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)


Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

69 OK. And then... what?


Too easy. Profit!!

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (vWMNq)

70
Are those old farts Kardashians?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)


No they're Armenians

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (lKyWE)

71 Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


You can actually force a checkmate in fewer moves. Whether it's more elegant is open to some interpretation.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (lYlRK)

72 The British wing of the horde-

https://tinyurl.com/ydebu2uj

SFW but don't try to drink while reading

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)

73 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM

This.
Posted by: R. M. Nixon



This is a dress thread, but she has a plain Republican cloth coat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (fuK7c)

74 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons.

That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)

75 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.


Two of the Koreans, too. Though that's a very tough barrier to penetrate, from what I've heard. An outrageous, deplorable persistence of traditional approaches, tribal hostility, and possibly murderous male relatives.


I'm sure there are exceptions and that it's improving, slowly - and of course americanized versions are a lot more approachable.


Can't really comment on the dress part. !!!!

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (ETFzT)

76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare. I've been in remission for a couple of years. This really frosts my chapstick. I thought I killed that bugger. Oh well. Beach cover-ups it is.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4)

77 In other PayToWin!! news, when the game Paladins pulled this ('Cards Unbound'), the fanbase rebelled by drawing really bad fan art on reddit.com/r/Paladins/. You had to have seen this shit, it's hilarious.

It was basically a stunt to get outsiders' attention. At which, it worked:
youtube.com/watch?v=aSWx3LJI734

Good news tho': the developer has yanked Cards Unbound:
tinyurl.com/y9jmwloo

SORGING WITH POWOR! Anyway, now the reddit is happy again, so the fan artwork is good again.

(As an aside, Gravity Boom seems to be ripping off Jim Sterling's videos. Jim Sterling doesn't monetise his stuff via youTube so he doesn't seem to care much, as long as everyone knows the content is his.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (6FqZa)

78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)

79 Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)


You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

80 When is the checkers thread?


My home is a place for repose and contemplation, it is not fodder for your social media voyeurism.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)

81 Since 2008, all children in America from six to eight years old have compulsory transgender Tide Pod lessons. It's the first balkanized country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Posted by: CNN at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (Tyii7)

82 I think we've seen that third dress picture with gorgeous asian gal before haven't we??

Anyway, I really love the idea of compulsory chess for the yoots in our public schools. That would really teach them all kinds of mental skills. Where do we go to start this movement, the local school board?

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (2sCft)

83 Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, a non-Armenian at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (zCyNd)

84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt


My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

85
Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.

Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)

86 Jane, have you been released from MiL purgatory?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (QAjh1)

87 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


My problem is that I doubt it has much of a positive effect. More likely kids will be turned off because now chess is simply another thing that they had to learn in school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (Tnhbr)

88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

89 The British wing of the horde-

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)


Aussie.

Sometimes you read a headline... and don't bother with the article because nothing could possibly make it better than it is.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (y87Qq)

90 84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.
Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

And after 20 years, he still grieves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (xJa6I)

91 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

But Checkers had threads. Respectable Republican cloth threads.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, canine fashion observer at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (zCyNd)

92 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)


========

You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (/qEW2)

93 Yah cute young ladies wearing impossible clothes. I was struck by the young lady wearing the wallpaper -- Oriental lady with long hair. Looks just like the wallpaper my sister was obsessed with and has everywhere she has ever lived.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (MIKMs)

94 ... hop boy, the documentary started with some background: oprah's first show and big gay rights marches. uh huh. then to the 1988 skating stars: debbie thomas (black) and brian boitano (gay).

it's a sjw narrative instead of coverage of the actual 2018 olympics! and they wonder why their ratings are down?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (Pg+x7)

95 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


It sounds like a fantastic idea. I don't care much about what game you pick ... checkers, chess, seven-card, othello, whatever.

Playing games sharpens minds. Minds will gravitate to the types of games that they prefer. And that's ok.

Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (fiGNd)

96 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lwiT4)

97 We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Okay thanks.

I'll just sit here and read War and Peace

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (B4vfZ)

98 That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)


It's a solution in my book. After that move, the win is easy and assured. What more do you want?

The Queen has to move somewhere, first. There's no getting around that. And there's no other half-decent move for the queen that I can see that makes any quicker mate available.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (8gDQu)

99 "No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet."

Adorable little girl. Does she have a brother?

Posted by: Harry Reid, with "time" on his hands at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (zCyNd)

100 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.
Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)


I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)

101 I'm actually trying to play chess this tread and forgot the rules. The castles move diagonally or sideways and vertical?

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (g4lFK)

102
68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)
-----
Hard to beat a day on the range and bringing home a new gun to boot!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Sfs6o)

103 ... hoo boy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Pg+x7)

104 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Spaniel ?

He sang "Oh What a Night" ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (B4vfZ)

105 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (8gDQu)

106 I'm not a Jim Sterling fan.

He is not Horde material.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (xJa6I)

107
No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous
========
You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)

108 68 Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

I love my GP100 and my Mini-14, too. I haven't had any range time for far to long.....

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (2sCft)

109 Let's twist again...

Posted by: Chubby Checker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (zCyNd)

110
I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)


I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)

111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)


Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

112 Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

113 So Nixon had a Spaniel and the Bush 1's had Spaniels. I see a Republican trend.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (lwiT4)

114 Armenia is one of those places/cultures that cheats by emphasizing education and hard work. Of course the Soviet era took its toll (one of my favorite stories, local employees thanking an NGO we funded for "teaching us how to work" - this in the early 90s).


But in perfectly illustrative contrast, right after the Soviet collapse Georgia dropped Russian language instruction - Armenia of course didn't think of such stupidity.


Language was of course the main weapon of Georgian nationalism in the Soviet era (along with corruption - think Georgia had the record for most republic party officials imprisoned/executed for $$$ corruption of any Soviet republic). So sort of predictable. Think Russian returned to the curriculum after a few years, though not sure it's compulsory/universal.


Love the compulsory chess instruction. Very Armenian. In the blood. Armenian Kasparyan (stage name, Kasparov) must be involved in this somehow.



Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (ETFzT)

115 I like spaniels.

Posted by: Joe Cocker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (zCyNd)

116 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)

117 I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)


I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)

118 Tide pod lunchables > compulsory chess courses

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (ks6bw)

119 111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

I thought that was Laputa?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (xJa6I)

120 My dog up and died. He up and died.

And after 20 years he still breathes......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (B4vfZ)

121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)


Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

123


http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

124 The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)


And she's only 2 feet tall...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (lYlRK)

125 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPai



Oh, c'mon, let's hear your goose impression......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (B4vfZ)

126 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.
Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)


Me Too Grammie ... but sometimes - you gotta' reach down to your Wisconsin Nazi Roots - and just get Mad Dog Mean !!!

And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)

127 Mrs. JTB - I didn't realize you had Lupus too. Fluorescent bulbs? Huh. I tan once a week on recommendation of one of my other doctors. I knew about sunlight, but I never thought of bulbs. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I'll check it out - Thanks for the info.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

128 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker

That little girl is a charmer. Sooo cute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (hyuyC)

129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
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I would enjoy that.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

130 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)

131 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Yep. Clever little puzzle. Unless you're Armenian.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (YloZ9)

132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)


Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

134 http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

"Nixon reportedly kept a drawer full of dog biscuits in his desk."

So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (zCyNd)

135
Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker


Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)

136 129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
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I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

Oh, I'm afraid to look. What is that evil Trump > Hitler up to now???

Posted by: Never Trumper

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (2sCft)

137 I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)


*Elbows grammie in ribs*

You're a good sport. I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)

138

Any of you tried the classic ranch Fritos? Pretty tasty.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (Sfs6o)

139 That little girl is as cute as those Chibis.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (YloZ9)

140 27
If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


In that case,
2. Rd8 h6
3. Qxf8+ Kh7
4. Qh8+ Kg6

The king can run, but he'll only die tired.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (sdi6R)

141 Korean? That works too. Delicious.


Yerevan like many Soviet republic capitals not touched by WWII is not entirely charmless. Tblisi's got more historic architecture.


My time in Armenia was when electricity was a rarity, meaning water was too. And in winter - the climate of Denver, CO - no heat was interesting.


Was kind of cool walking at night through a blacked out city, though.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (ETFzT)

142 122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

I have Stellaris. It's good. Big learning curve.

I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

I mostly play vanilla without any paid DLC.

Fun stuff, make sure you grab any usable territory and keep your defenses up. The AI will sometimes wreck you hard.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

143 76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4


No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)

144 I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)
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Same here, to you ScoggDog.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

145 Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)


MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lYlRK)

146 So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Sigh.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)

147 You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


Hmmm ... I don't see it. I'm sure off the reservation will get it pretty soon, but I'll keep on looking.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)

148 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)
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Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

149 Let's twist again...

Like we did last summer ...

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (B4vfZ)

150 You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog

I have this on my Steam wish list. It looks great.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (57HKF)

151 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)

152 Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)
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Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lwiT4)

153 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker

Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)


Nice catch.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lYlRK)

154
I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.


I view it the opposite.Why should the NRA take all the heat everytime some teenage psycho decides to shoot up a school. Hollywood and video game makers should feel a little of the heat themselves.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lKyWE)

155 I'm thinking ...Bc6 for the second problem, but that looks too easy. I must be missing something.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (sdi6R)

156 133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

Glad it's going the right way.
You're on the prayer list, so I...um...pray now and then for ya.

Which feels weird to say out loud, so to speak.

But anyway, glad you're healing. You do a lot for us here when Ace is away, you and the other coblogs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (xJa6I)

157 Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

It was me in several episodes. Different show, though.

Posted by: Peter Lupus at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (zCyNd)

158 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



He should go as Godzilla.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (SiINZ)

159 Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Well, I ended up in a PITA. With barbecue sauce.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (Tyii7)

160 I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM


C'mon OM, you can

Explode into space
Like a true nature's child
You were born,
Born to be Wild!

Posted by: Steppen3Wolves Howling at the Moon at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (DMUuz)

161 78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)


I wonder if she wants that red door painted black.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (lYlRK)

162 130. Lainie Kazan was great in that.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (1F6Sr)

163 My best college girlfriend was Armenian. Grew up in Iran but had to flee because her family was close to the Shah and then that unpleasantness ensued. I never had a real long term chance because her family had already picked out her husband. (My last name does not end in -ian).

From what I've observed, Armenians have a worldwide diaspora, a strong network of ethnic connections, a value on work and education, a practical attitude to finding what success takes, and a history of being genocide victims.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

164 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

165 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)


I'm clueless ... and last week, I was just wrong. Still trying though.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (vWMNq)

166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)


Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

167 and a history of being genocide victims.
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Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)

169 132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

*types*
*deletes*

Pulls out the old PS3 to play.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (g4lFK)

170 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)

171 trying to place the vintage dresses...imma say 1945-48.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (1F6Sr)

172 I'm figuring that Nc6+ fits in there ... somewhere, but I just can't find my way there.

Still working ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (8gDQu)

173 166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

Hey man.

I love HOI4 too. Naval bombers are OP. But I love trying to win as Italy. I have trouble will all the Micro that comes with the US though.

2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.

And a few airborn divisions make some good early moves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (xJa6I)

174 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House


Well it's definitely not sarcoidosis.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fuK7c)

175 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

Aw ... grammie. Thanks. Thanks a bunch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fiGNd)

176 whoa, some dev installed malware on PCs to catch a pirate:
youtube.com/watch?v=Qp_yk7m5Vco

As a defence, this is what all devs were doing in the early 2000s, not least EA: SafeDisc / SecDrv.sys. Until Microsoft got fed up trying to work around this trojan and simply blocked it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (6FqZa)

177
MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM



Joseph Bologna. O'Toole steals the show, but Bologna was very good.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (EzdLW)

178 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...


City in the sky with glasses...



Oh. Wait.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (B4vfZ)

179 and a history of being genocide victims.
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Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)


You get used to it.

Posted by: The Juice at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (8gDQu)

180 The Hungarian term for Armenian is Örmèny.

Pixy sent me a trail pack of umlauts, just wanted to try one out.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 24, 2018 05:44 PM (zCyNd)

181 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS