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The Morning Report 12/18/17

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Good morning kids. A week until Christmas. Time flies when your having an insurrection. Sure as night follows day, when anything the Left holds as an unassailable truth is exposed for the complete bullshit we instinctively know it to be, their reaction is not one of contrition and self-reflection, but it is to attack the heretics and the unbelievers. In this case, as a metric ton's worth of unvarnished truth and hard evidence comes to light establishing the fact that Robert Mueller and his entire team are on a mission to neutralize if oust a sitting president for political purposes and in effect overturn the will of the people, the Left is calling for an open revolt in the streets to thwart real justice.

Aside from Mueller and those like him in the halls of the Deep State bureaucracy that have infected what is supposed to be an independent and non-partisan law enforcement and intelligence community, ex-president Obama and his minions, backed financially by the likes of Soros and Steyer are waging a campaign of destabilization and sabotage from the Kalorama Kaliphate Kompound just a few miles from the Capitol. One of the most galling members of this band of Marxist turds is Eric Holder. Since Friday he has essentially threatened a violent reaction if the President or those in Congress fire Robert Mueller. Last Wednesday, he Tweeted:

Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned: any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated. These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party.

What country is that, Steadman; Cuba or Kampuchea? This was followed up over the weekend with:

ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel's office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard - they will ultimately be determinative.

The gall of this guy, who as you will recall was held in contempt of Congress, is just radiant. Then again, this is not surprising given his record going all the way back to his Columbia University days where he - surprise! - participated in taking over one of the buildings during a protest in 1973 (hence the glamor shot above). Typical of the Left. When you cannot win in the arena of ideas, then just get rid of the arena and if possible the opposition. These people sicken me to no end.

Moving right along, in Groperdammerung news, Linda Sarsour, the Joo-hating Hamas louse has been implicated in the enabling and then covering up of alleged sexual assaults of her own staff members. We also have news that NBC paid hush money to an alleged victim of Chris Matthews, who evidently can transmit his own leg tingles through his fingers directly to women's thighs. Neat trick, Chris. And of course, the gracious Nancy Palsi evidently has decided to keep a $10,000 donation from a website that is essentially an online prostitution ring. Well, hell, at least the latter is upfront about its whoring.

Bob "Bundles for Iran" Corker is now a "Yes" vote for the Tax bill. Yes, a man of principle, principally because the bill now has been tweaked so he can make millions. A republic, if you can steal it.

Lastly, Byron York has a generally upbeat assessment of Year One of the Trump presidency as well as David Limbaugh on why not to get down on the Alabama loss to Doug Jones. Oddly enough, Jones is not calling for PDT to step down and has signaled he might even support some of PDT's legislative agenda. Maybe Eric Holder can draw a red line down in Alabama too. Scumbag.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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1 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

2 So we have the inindicted felon Holder today. Befitting that everything is grey.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

3 Monday. Ugh. Very boxy.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 18, 2017 07:12 AM (gC2IV)

4 Mornin'
Happy Monday

Posted by: wing at December 18, 2017 07:12 AM (RSMz4)

5 good boxy morning horde!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 18, 2017 07:12 AM (hMwEB)

6 1 week till Christmas. Almost time to start some shopping!

Posted by: IanDeal at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (qcIL3)

7 Nice set of links you got there, JJ!

Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (za7hD)

8 So Obama destroyed an 8 year long investigation on Hezbollah to save the Iran deal. Talk about evil!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (BtQd4)

9 I have to lay off the shopping. Mr. H is getting stressed.

Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (za7hD)

10 The Choom belongs in jail just as much as Scankles does.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (mpXpK)

11 fixed!

jj is da best

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (hMwEB)

12 Chicago Tribune, ventilation of gangbangers and maybe others up to 609. But the Tribune is more worried Trump will bomb NK....

The Trump administration has given so many signals of its willingness to
initiate a war against North Korea that they no longer attract
attention. Of course Kim is the good guy in all this...

Posted by: Colin at December 18, 2017 07:15 AM (b2pRp)

13 Oh, no, the Dreaded RED LINE.

He's really serious this time!

Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:15 AM (za7hD)

14 so many links!
brb

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 18, 2017 07:16 AM (hMwEB)

15 Wow, what a beyotch Sarsour is: "Men don't do that to women who look like you" (i.e. fat women) And then the head of their org says the sexual harasser is a religious man.

Uh huh, since when did following Islam preclude sexual abuse of women - isn't that baked into the cake?


I hope feminists are proud of their leader!!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2017 07:16 AM (W+vEI)

16 So-Called "Resistance" Threatens to "Take to the Streets" If Mueller Fired

Why do they not consider what might happen if they try a bullshit impeachment?

Posted by: CNN at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (oVJmc)

17 13 Oh, no, the Dreaded RED LINE.

He's really serious this time!
Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:15 AM (za7hD)


Eric Holder is so brave. Sending youths into the streets to get maced, hickory-shampooed and arrested.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (mbhDw)

18 Monday is an absolute red line!!!!11!

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (g6sZZ)

19 The more Mueller keeps doing what he is doing the more he exposes the democrats for who and what they are. That is why the political left want Mueller fired. He is hurting democrats more than he is hurting Trump, and the democrats could then claim that Trump is obstructing the investigation. They think they can taunt Trump into firing Mueller, and it scares their political base.

Take anything the leadership of the left says, invert it, and you have the truth.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (KdDCu)

20 If tax reform passes, they will start taking less out of our paychecks beginning next year.

Just in time for the Christmas bills to start rolling in.

Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (za7hD)

21 A liberal activist group that has been involved in direct action
campaigns against President Donald Trump and Republicans was recently
awarded $400,000 more in taxpayer-backed government grants, records
show.



This is blatantly illegal. Gov money can not be used for ANY political purposes. The leadership of this group, as well as whoever OK'd this money be sent should be prosecuted and jailed.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

22
Will Franken vote on the tax bill? I thought he said he was, you know, resigning. Seems like a long time ago...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 18, 2017 07:18 AM (+HXsl)

23 If the CBO say $26B the more than likely it is over $1T.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:19 AM (mpXpK)

24 Speaking of paychecks, I need to say BFN and get ready to go earn mine.

Bye for now!

Posted by: ALH at December 18, 2017 07:19 AM (za7hD)

25 The Jews should have left all of Europe long ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (mpXpK)

26
Red line? Oh, we know what The Idiot God's administration thought of those.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (+HXsl)

27 On Saturday when I saw all the brave, brave Resistancers on Twitter going on about how Trump was going to fire Mueller on December 22nd, my immediate response was "You get that you guys just fell for a canary trap, right?" Because the Sources Say information was so precise on the date that it seemed obvious to me that this was "leaked" specifically to find out which person leaked which date.

Trump's no, I'm not firing Mueller, why would you think that comment on Sunday confirmed it.

Way to go, you super sleuths. Yet again you fell for an obvious trap.

On the topic of the transition emails, it's not merely that GSA just lalalalala handed over the emails. One of the Muellerbots point blank lied when confronted about it. I'll have to go dig up the link to the letter itself but if the conduct in the letter is as described, someone has some 'splainin' to do about what he said.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Now with Santa hat. Hopping all around. at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (dEQP3)

28 23 If the CBO say $26B the more than likely it is over $1T.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:19 AM (mpXpK)


Yes. But they salient point is that they didn't say it was neutral or would save money, which is the party/Deep State line.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (mbhDw)

29 Isn't it interesting that the Obama crew and their allies, such as MoveOn dot Org are so keyed up to instigate civil war if Mueller is fired?

And check out Cenk Ungarwhatever's Kinsley Gaffe:

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/942252021314478080

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (W+vEI)

30 25 The Jews should have left all of Europe long ago.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (mpXpK)


"We did our part, ja?"

- - A. Schikelgruber

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:21 AM (mbhDw)

31 12 Posts of Christmas, 2017 (Day 6)

Adam Sandler's "The Christmas Song"

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14231

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2017 07:21 AM (itfg0)

32 eric the red is in no position to threaten anyone

val jarrett and gang are holed up jus down the street
should make for wonderful perp walks

eric you nervous bro?

Posted by: azalea city at December 18, 2017 07:22 AM (WX+x0)

33 A liberal activist group that has been involved in direct action

campaigns against President Donald Trump and Republicans was recently

awarded $400,000 more in taxpayer-backed government grants, records

show.


Been saying it for years-- who funds the left? We do.

And we could cut off those funds, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 18, 2017 07:22 AM (oVJmc)

34 28 Yes. But they salient point is that they didn't say it was neutral or would save money, which is the party/Deep State line.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:20 AM (mbhDw)

I have never know the CBO to hit any number accurately.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:23 AM (mpXpK)

35 G'mornin' Horde !


Oh, puh - leeze head for the streets, lefties, any time you feel froggy enough. Burn your cities ! Stick it to the man !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at December 18, 2017 07:24 AM (XvTYo)

36 >>>>The more Mueller keeps doing what he is doing the more he exposes the
democrats for who and what they are. That is why the political left want Mueller fired.
He is hurting democrats more than he is hurting Trump, and the
democrats could then claim that Trump is obstructing the investigation.
They think they can taunt Trump into firing Mueller, and it scares their
political base.



Take anything the leadership of the left says, invert it, and you have the truth.
.
.
.They are double dog daring Trump to fire meuller and so far Trump is not raising to their bait.

I hope he just ignores them and let's this whole mess implode.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 18, 2017 07:24 AM (+Dllb)

37 The only reason the Iran drug story came out in Politico is that is it a whitewash of the story. As bad as it seems, I bet more is there. Asis it's very well sourced and damning. But, you know the editors there are still snorting coke off of Obama's ass - so stay tuned to this story it could have legs.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2017 07:25 AM (yM/Yl)

38 34
I have never know the CBO to hit any number accurately.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:23 AM (mpXpK)

It's a complete farce that needs to be dissolved. Preferably in acid.

They are there to give political cover to legislative thievery or to block the rare honest legislation that tries to roll back said thievery.

Hacks, all of them.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:25 AM (mbhDw)

39 So...Mario Batali closed his apology statement with a cinnamon bun recipe.
Points for creativity?

*I haven't been paying close enough attention to what he's alleged to have done - is he a creep or someone who a few women recalled did something vaguely aggressive that scarred them for life like Anita Hill?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2017 07:26 AM (W+vEI)

40 The blatant "Shut up, we still run this shit, and we still have control over your lives!" shit coming from every member of the Obama-ValJar Axis is getting beyond tiresome.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 18, 2017 07:26 AM (iwXVe)

41 We had a scandal-free administration for 8 years...Eric who?

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 18, 2017 07:26 AM (Zd2ZF)

42 We are having a heat wave here. Looks like the low this morning will be around 42F. But it is bring in the rain. we needed this back when the temps were in the 20s so we could have snow.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 07:27 AM (mpXpK)

43
I am now of the opinion to keep Mueller exactly where he is. The revelations from the underlings and others are having the exact opposite effect that was intended.

You'd think Holder, et al would be screaming for Trump or whomever to fire Rod Rosenpenis.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:27 AM (mbhDw)

44 "Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people" according to who? This chinless shitstain has never been elected to a fucking thing AFAIK and, other than conning the usual GOPe dumbasses in the Senate to confirm him as AG in 2008 (strangely not including Cornyn), is probably regarded overwhelmingly negatively outside the Beltway.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 18, 2017 07:27 AM (y7DUB)

45 39 So...Mario Batali closed his apology statement with a cinnamon bun recipe.
Points for creativity?

*I haven't been paying close enough attention to what he's alleged to have done - is he a creep or someone who a few women recalled did something vaguely aggressive that scarred them for life like Anita Hill?
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2017 07:26 AM (W+vEI)


At least it wasn't a recipe of spotted dick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:27 AM (mbhDw)

46 Chunk Uygur's hate and mainlining bacon grease have driven him insane.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 18, 2017 07:28 AM (NWiLs)

47 Oops, 2009 was when he was confirmed.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 18, 2017 07:28 AM (y7DUB)

48 At least it wasn't a recipe of spotted dick.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2017 07:27 AM (mbhDw)

Or a game of spot the dick.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 18, 2017 07:29 AM (NWiLs)

49 Oh oh oh oh I want to start a pool on when Franken revokes his totes sincere resignation. I say Friday, December 22, 2017 at, hmmm, 4:46 p.m.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Now with Santa hat. Hopping all around. at December 18, 2017 07:29 AM (dEQP3)

50 That clown at the American spectator is nuts.

He makes the case that Trump should be involving China in negotiations and at the very same time labels Trump's efforts to involve Russia as 'desperation'.

The guy is nuts.

Kim il Sun the first, went to Russia to get approval for military action in Korea. Russia shrugged it off and sent him to talk to Mao. Mao said the plans looked good. Russia gave North Korea the military arms they needed to start this whole mess.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 18, 2017 07:30 AM (KdDCu)

51 Sarsour is the muslim version of Hillary. Ugly, vicious, self-serving, hypocritical, and a few things not fit for polite company.

Everyone have a good Monday Morning and more coffee.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 18, 2017 07:30 AM (C8LGv)

52 >>At least it wasn't a recipe of spotted dick.

Well, *buns* - did he grab someone's buns?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2017 07:30 AM (W+vEI)

53 Red Line, huh?

How horrible that they are evidently more serious about a Red Line as applied against the U.S. citizenry than they were about actual bad people spraying poison gas on kids.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 18, 2017 07:30 AM (m9Yt9)

54 Holder doesn't speak "for the vast majority of the American people". The vast majority of Mexican drug lords and Iranian mullahs, maybe.

And as a good little International Socialist, he always puts the Party before any country.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 18, 2017 07:31 AM (Ndje9)

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (12/17/17)

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(It's The ONT come on in.)


*****


Quotes of The Day


Quote I

If God exists, he is the reason for all that is. If God exists, then he is life, which means fullness, excitement, and bliss. If God exists, he wants to redeem the world from the evil that destroys. Ulrich L. Lehner

Quote II

“Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” Thomas Sowell


Quote III

“If we take down the safety glass. They're not changing their business model. They're not moving. What they will do is purchase firearms. I think that is a worse situation than what we have today." David Oh, City Councilman, Philadelphia, PA

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"‘Our entire community is going to be dragged into this mess,’" What community is this? The Somali community of The Twin Cities-Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

As I’ve previously noted, the Damond case presents a difficult situation for Minneapolis’ progressive rulers. It’s entirely fair to believe progressive political values rather than the law or concern for the rule of law and equal justice for all will decide the fate of Mohamed Noor. By that measure, the outcome is preordained: Damond’s death will be ruled a tragic accident, and Noor’s actions a reasonable response to her unfortunate actions. After all, it was Damond’s supposed slapping of the police car that would have made any police officer believe he was being ambushed, and he was justified in shooting the first person he saw, even if so doing required him to discharge his weapon, unexpectedly, in the face of another police officer. In short, any startled police officer can reasonably shoot at the first movement he sees in the dark, regardless of safety concerns or objective reality.

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It's Christmas you f*cking nitwits. It isn't Winter Celebration.

According a copy of the guidelines obtained by Campus Reform, UMN’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) encouraged its employees “to recognize holidays in ways that are respectful of the diversity of our community,” recommending a series of steps to take.

The Left talks so much about democracy and majority rule. My opinion, the majority of the people would appreciate a wrapped gift this time of year instead of a Happy Winter Celebration greeting.

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Of course we want you to die. Your carbon footprint is too much for Mother Nature and you use too much internet.

ON THE LEFT, IT IS ALL HYSTERIA, ALL THE TIME

I have been observing politics for a long time, and have never seen anything like the present moment. The Democrats have dialed the hysteria meter up to 12, and absolutely everything is a crisis. One type of faux crisis is particularly transparent. It is exemplified by the Left’s current fit over net neutrality, a policy that few understand and, I think, fewer still have much reason to care about. But leftists have figured out their messaging, as reflected in this absurd headline in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune:

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Can we be honest about women? A good question posed by no less, a woman.

Attraction Doesn’t Necessarily Exploit a Woman

Speaking of breasts, you can’t pick up a magazine, turn on a website, or watch television without seeing boobs. They’re everywhere. From selfies to profile pics to advertisements—they’re on full display. Why do you think that is? It’s because a man is drawn to a woman’s feminine beauty, and a woman wants to lure him in with her most sexual traits.

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Subway restaurants are struggling and not happy.

Subway is staring down at a menu of scary problems that’s way more than a foot long.

The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years amid fierce price competition and a slew of scandals that have battered its image, The Post has learned.

In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion.

The ONT's observations? Nearly $10 for a sammich with a teeny-weenie bag of chips and a thimble of soda is way too much. It would also help if the Sammich artists weren't tatted up and body pierced to no end with a shitty and/or condescending attitude.

Like I said, just some observations.

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The ONT Musical Interlude


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Just because we are a smart military blog, doesn't mean we cover a smart military.

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.

Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.

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The Worthless and Spineless GOP may not be accomplishing anything of note. However President Trump has been. President Trump bans certain words and terms and of course. The Left is howling mad.

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including "fetus" and "transgender" – in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." ...

"[C]ertain words" in the CDC's budget drafts were being sent back to the agency for correction. Three words that had been flagged in these drafts were "vulnerable," "entitlement" and "diversity."

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Once again, F*ck the NFL.

GIANTS FINE CORNERBACK ELI APPLE FOR TWEETING DURING GAME:

Apple was inactive for the game and not in uniform. However, tweeting from the sidelines, or in the immediate aftermath of games, is prohibited by the league.

“I wasn’t confused. It was just a mistake by me,” Apple said Thursday.

Apple hasn’t played in over a month as he’s been inactive for the Giants’ last four games. While the policy against tweeting is a league rule, the Giants fining him takes care of the matter and he won’t be fined by the league as well.

Huh. I thought the NFL couldn’t enforce against inappropriate sideline behavior

Obviously disrespecting the American flag and 50% of the country is not inappropriate.

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When your career isn't going anywhere, Why not a tattoo of Hillary Clinton on your arm?


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If you're going to date a stripper you have to curb your insecurity or you will end up as a Genius Award Winner

A West Virginia man says he was consumed with jealousy over his girlfriend’s occupation as a stripper, so he decided to solve the problem by torching her place of employment.

Creio Bishop, 21, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree arson for allegedly setting fire to JB's Gentleman’s Club at 3330 US 60 in Huntington.

According to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the blaze ignited just after 3.30am on Wednesday, after which Bishop fled on foot from the scene - but he did not get far.

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The ONT guesses the United States of America health care system isn't so bad after all. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Esme Hodge, from Bristol, England, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic diaplegia last year and until recently could only get around with the assistance of a wheelchair.

But in September she traveled to the U.S. for an operation to fix her spine and last Sunday she took her very first steps.

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

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Weekly commenter stats for week of 12-17-2017


Top 10 commenters:
1 [647 comments] 'garrett' [90.85 posts/day]
2 [579 comments] 'Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet'
3 [453 comments] 'Insomniac - Nobody in Particular'
4 [414 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
5 [362 comments] 'Grump928(C)'
6 [359 comments] 'Vic We Have No Party'
7 [352 comments] 'JackStraw'
8 [352 comments] 'Miklos Molnar'
9 [336 comments] 'rickb223'
10 [325 comments] 'Under Fire'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [268 names] 'Miklos Molnar' [37.63 unique names/day]
2 [48 names] 'Hands'
3 [46 names] 'Under Fire'
4 [36 names] 'andycanuck'
5 [36 names] 'bicentennialguy'
6 [36 names] 'Duncanthrax'
7 [33 names] 'Bertram Cabot, Jr.'
8 [32 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
9 [30 names] 'Bandersnatch, in touch with his toxic masculinity in his desire to oppress someone'
10 [29 names] 'garrett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:37 PM




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1 Eatin or cookin?

Discuss

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 09:35 PM (zCyNd)

2 Yo

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:35 PM (GsAUU)

3
Open for business?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:37 PM (pZlcw)

4
Esme Hodge, from Bristol, England, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic diaplegia last year and until recently could only get around with the assistance of a wheelchair.

I'm surprised the NHS let her live this long. Doesn't she have an obligation to die and not use up public money?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:39 PM (pZlcw)

5 Okay, well, for those who followed, my Grandmom passed away in her sleep this Sunday morning.

I, my brother, and my wife and son (her only great-grandson) got to speak with her yesterday morning.

She lived a long and blessed life, and did not have to die in a hospital.

Another Moron said that when one's last grandparent dies, his childhood somewhat dies as well.

That is very true.

Never pass up a chance to say "I love you."

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40 PM (GsAUU)

6 As promised, I did not make either Top 10 list, after making both last week.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:41 PM (GsAUU)

7
Condolences, logprof.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:41 PM (pZlcw)

8 My condolences, logprof

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 17, 2017 09:41 PM (Zd2ZF)

9 My Condolances and my best to you and your family logprof.


Now I am going to hide my shame.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:41 PM (fXuuQ)

10 Burn down a strip club and get arrested.

You will find out how many of your fellow inmates liked the place. And liked your girlfriend. Real quickly.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:42 PM (nZNJN)

11 It would also help if the Sammich artists weren't tatted up and body pierced to no end with a shitty and/or condescending attitude.

++++

I can tolerate tats and piercings. What I won't tolerate is the bad attitude, not if they want my continued business.

Unfortunately, I am unable to apply the same standard to government employees.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:42 PM (FUu/Z)

12 That is a pretty front door.

Posted by: JAS at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (7JbXq)

13 Another worthy ONT! Thank'ee kindly, MisHum.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (DMUuz)

14 I don't know who Pete Davidson is, but that Hillary tattoo he's so proud of sure was done by a talentless hack.

Posted by: artistic skill: 0 at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (fR++8)

15 Now I am going to hide my shame.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:41 PM (fXuuQ)

Lots of shame there.

Don't send it by UPS.

Posted by: Inspector General at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (zCyNd)

16 Nice ONT. Thank you, MisHum!

How are all my Fellow Babies tonight? Christmas is one week away, hope Santa brings you something good!

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (za7hD)

17 Hola amigos, donde estan las panochas ?

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (A2GKJ)

18
Unfortunately, I am unable to apply the same standard to government employees.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:42 PM (FUu/Z)


They know.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (xsH39)

19 Subway was always a marginal sandwich. When they started raising prices, their doom was sealed.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (KdDCu)

20 I bet Peter Strzok has a much cooler Hillary tat.

Posted by: Miklos from arch support at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (zCyNd)

21 647 comments, garret has been working on his Comments Gainz.

Still need to step it up to beat the record Sven set or even my less prolific posting numbers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (nZNJN)

22
You will find out how many of your fellow inmates liked the place.

Not to mention the cops.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (pZlcw)

23 I love the seven forbidden words list. I'd like to add "fairness."

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (Zd2ZF)

24 >>>I can tolerate tats and piercings. What I won't tolerate is the bad attitude, not if they want my continued business

------

Seems it runs hand in hand

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2017 09:45 PM (3/sUh)

25 and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion.

It's a lot to spend for bread. I'll go somewhere else if I want a sandwich.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (QTZZW)

26 Unfortunately, I am unable to apply the same standard to government employees.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:42 PM (FUu/Z)

They know.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (xsH39)

--Ayup

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (GsAUU)

27 Seven words banned? Quote George Carlin back to them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (nZNJN)

28 Word is that Gary Oldman is a lock for Best Actor Oscar for his role as Churchill in The Darkest Hour. Just saw it and agree. As a Churchill history buff, I loved it. It's a perfect dovetail to Nolan's Dunkirk.

I'm a fan of Guilermo del Toro's magical realism. The Shape of Water is one of his best.

There are many good flicks this year, with more to come this Oscar season.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (pV/54)

29 I don't get why "fetus" should be a banned word. If the CDC needs to discuss the effects of disease on fetuses, what word should they be using?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (pvjTE)

30 I don't know how you name changers do it.
Hell, I get tired of my own shit after five or six names.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (KdDCu)

31 G'd evening, brethren and sistren.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (bCF6k)

32 foetus

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (nZNJN)

33 Hillary has never, ever looked as good as that tattoo.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (Zd2ZF)

34 My condolences to you and your family, logprof.

Posted by: Catwrangler at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (tHmVm)

35 It would also help if the Sammich artists weren't tatted up and body pierced to no end with a shitty and/or condescending attitude.

Hey, it's a serious profession and calling. I just learned it this morning!

Posted by: Sammich Technician, Grade One at December 17, 2017 09:49 PM (TYOIW)

36 foetus

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (nZNJN)

Latin is sexist and racist.

Posted by: Unwise Latina at December 17, 2017 09:49 PM (zCyNd)

37 Erev tov lekholam!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 17, 2017 09:50 PM (e9G8E)

38 Fetus=transitioning person

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2017 09:50 PM (3/sUh)

39 Yeah, a guy with a tattoo of Hillary on his arm doesn't scream "fag". No, not at all.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 17, 2017 09:51 PM (O5Q3r)

40 Are you in there little fetus
In nine months will you come greet us?
...
I will buy you some Adidas

Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (fR++8)

41 32 foetus

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (nZNJN)

++++

That would mean the Brits won.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (FUu/Z)

42 34 My condolences to you and your family, logprof.
Posted by: Catwrangler at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (tHmVm)

--Thank you.

It sucks that her oldest grandson can't make it to her funeral.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (GsAUU)

43 What a welcoming doorway.

Merry Christmas all you Horde of Humbugs.

(just trying to get into the spirit of the season)

HOHOHO

Posted by: mindful webworker in a Santa hat at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (NU2/k)

44
I don't know who Pete Davidson is, but that Hillary tattoo he's so proud of sure was done by a talentless hack.
Posted by: artistic skill: 0 at December 17, 2017 09:43 PM (fR++






The biggest problem with tattoos is that so many of them are just horrifyingly bad, inked by hacks that can't draw for shit. I suspect that this is why those tribals are so popular: pretty much anyone can do them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (eXA4G)

45 Who's name is on the plaque on the wall behind the door and to the left? Does it say "The Horde"?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (za7hD)

46 If the CDC needs to discuss the effects of disease on fetuses, what word should they be using?

Ramifications of Disease on Profits from the Resale of Human Remains.

Gets our bosses' attention every time.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (QTZZW)

47 14 I don't know who Pete Davidson is, but that Hillary tattoo he's so proud of sure was done by a talentless hack.
Posted by: artistic skill: 0



Wasn't he the guy who played Dr. Who after Tom Baker left? Isn't he a little old for SNL?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (XDXWO)

48
45 Who's name is on the plaque on the wall behind the door and to the left? Does it say "The Horde"?
Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (za7hD)






Heh. Sure looks like it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 09:53 PM (eXA4G)

49
Are you in there little fetus
In nine months will you come greet us?
...
I will buy you some Adidas


When you get bigger you can tweet us.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 09:54 PM (IqV8l)

50
HOHOHO
Posted by: mindful webworker in a Santa hat at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (NU2/k)





Shit. Watch out. He has a machine gun.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 09:54 PM (eXA4G)

51 Already brought me a few good things ALH.
Band trip to Nashville the weekend before Thanksgiving.
My first time recording in a studio on Friday went pretty well.
Finally got results back on written part of most recent certification exam. 100% on every section.
Granted, it was no calculus final, but still...

And **drum roll** Gary thought so highly of Friday's results he wants to record 6 more tunes and cut a cd.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 09:54 PM (5cCew)

52 "Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late." Thomas Sowell



The first time Pookette could reach a plastic knife, she stabbed someone with it. We used to call her Baby Thor because she would smash her sippy cup to the floor and expect us to get another. But now, due to a civilizing influence (Mommy stays home), she is as sweet as can be and when she sits down at a restaurant, she hands her knife off to the nearest adult and says, "Here you go! I'm not s'posed ta have this."

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 17, 2017 09:55 PM (XKZwp)

53 Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40

So sorry for your loss, logprof. May her memory be eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 09:55 PM (jfuOT)

54 45 Who's name is on the plaque on the wall behind the door and to the left? Does it say "The Horde"?
Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (za7hD)

--Whose, not who's.



/grammar nazi

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:55 PM (GsAUU)

55 So sorry to hear that, Logprof.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (xJa6I)

56 That's wonderful, teej! Is any of your work available on Amazon?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (za7hD)

57 fœtus

fify, if it prints properly

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (EzdLW)

58 My deepest sympathies for your loss, logproof.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (za7hD)

59 Hey everybody.

Have news for later tonight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (eMKNe)

60 Logprof--

My condolences for the passing of your Grandmom.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 09:57 PM (TdMsT)

61 Sympathies to logprof

Posted by: tu3031 at December 17, 2017 09:58 PM (O5Q3r)

62 What a substantial ONT, MisHum! Thank you!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 09:58 PM (TdMsT)

63 Thanks for keeping me straight, logproof. You did better than autocorrect!

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:58 PM (za7hD)

64 Condolences Logprof. Sorry for your loss.

I have a 99 year old Grandmother who's doing very poorly right now health wise. My Mom and Aunt are taking care of her the best they can. She still alive though and at 99 thats a win.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 09:58 PM (XDXWO)

65 Gentleman's Club
heh.

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 09:59 PM (EzdLW)

66 The horror...

Disco Jingle Bells
https://youtu.be/JwYHrGIlKlg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:59 PM (nZNJN)

67 My condolences logprof. God bless you and your family.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at December 17, 2017 10:00 PM (tnRJU)

68 she hands her knife off to the nearest adult and says, "Here you go! I'm not s'posed ta have this."

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 17, 2017 09:55 PM (XKZwp)

Bluebell should get a special chuckle out of that.

Posted by: Unwise Miklos at December 17, 2017 10:00 PM (zCyNd)

69 53 Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40

So sorry for your loss, logprof. May her memory be eternal.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 09:55 PM (jfuOT)

--She raised six children, and so many of them and their own children visited her in her last days, so I'm at least consoled that she was hardly alone.

My brother and I shared a lot of memories of Christmases at her house.

I wish my son had seen her more. The last time he met her he was just 1 year old.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:00 PM (GsAUU)

70 Is that a painting of a dream catcher on the wall? I suppose it only catches 2-dimensional dreams.

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

71 So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
The canoe trip lost your guns

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 10:01 PM (IcT7t)

72 @teej

Congrats, man!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 10:01 PM (xJa6I)

73 Getting ready to put my Winter Celebration decorations out on the lawn. This year I've got a Clown, a ghey couple raising a baby (light up!) and a giant tampon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2017 10:01 PM (zmvwV)

74 my condolences to you logprof!

Posted by: donna &&&&&&v posting on her white pjone at December 17, 2017 10:02 PM (USxUD)

75 someone on the last thread asked how i was. The answer is complex. I have a sick mom, dad trying to care for her and losing his damn mind, his cat is dying and i cant help anything over there just try to help. Meanwhile mom continues to lie to me about just about everything and scream at me on the phone like she is unhinged. Usually the thing shes yelling about is imaginary or entirely wrong.


my health is slowly recovering but i admit i am moving slow and its damn depressing to be 47 and have a stroke recovery on top of everything else with my injuries. i hate my damn life, my cats and horses are my only consolation. Even Grimm is being difficult because hes been so stressed over my health hes not been looking after himself. AUGH.


meanwhile i had a Very Bad thing happen to my electrical, and we are having to fix it. we started on tues, thought we would be done by Thurs, and its is a shitshow of epic proportions. Flooded conduit with live wires and no less than five junction boxes under the area i use as a little turf pasture... all installed by a crazy person. Its going to be fixed but the poor contractor is still here. I shit you not. but hes a good honest man and saved me from a fire or an electrocution this week. this debacle is spendy.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:02 PM (9G8jN)

76 Sorry for your loss logprof.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 17, 2017 10:02 PM (mMeIQ)

77 Why not a tattoo of Hillary Clinton on your arm?

Imagine having to explain that all the time in a few years. She's a pop culture figure.

When he gets sunburned, though, he can say it's Liz Warren.

Posted by: t-bird, now regretting that Ross Perot tattoo at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (TUE05)

78 63 Thanks for keeping me straight, logproof. You did better than autocorrect!
Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 09:58 PM (za7hD)

--Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Pretty rarely.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

79
She raised six children

There's a successful life. My mom raised six and didn't murder any of us.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (fjxxT)

80 --Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Pretty rarely.
Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

Well, I don't mean to brag, but I actually used it.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 10:04 PM (za7hD)

81 Have news for tonight's ONT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 08:10 PM (eMKNe)

An-ti-ci-payayshun...

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 17, 2017 10:04 PM (zCyNd)

82 59 Hey everybody.

Have news for later tonight...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 09:56 PM (eMKNe)


What what WHAT???

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

83 -Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Knock, knock...

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (TUE05)

84 Logprof and i am so very sorry. my heart is with you.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (9G8jN)

85 80 --Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Pretty rarely.
Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

Well, I don't mean to brag, but I actually used it.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 10:04 PM (za7hD)

--Yeah, improperly.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (GsAUU)

86 logprof. My sincere condolences. I'm so glad you at least got to talk with her. Thanks to the Horde I'm starting to pray again.
Great ONT Mis Hum, thanks much. Three more days until Cookbook arrival

Posted by: Winston at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (XlcO7)

87 Logprof

So sorry for your loss.

May her memory be for a blessing.

Posted by: ibguy at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (vUcdz)

88 Only thing out there right now is one of the tunes we did Friday.
Gary's daughter posted it on facebook.
He told me late this morning it had 2000 listens in the first 20 hours.

I have sent both tunes in mp3 format to a few people.
So far I have a like, an impressive and a fantastic as far as replies.

If you want em give me an addy. I'll shoot em to ya.
Really want to get em to grammie.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (5cCew)

89
Knock, knock...
Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (TUE05)

Who's there?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (za7hD)

90 She raised six children

There's a successful life. My mom raised six and didn't murder any of us.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (fjxxT)

--Which is why she never lacked for visitors the last few years of her life.

Ladies, put children before career. You will probably outlive your husbands, and promotions don't visit you in the nursing home.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (GsAUU)

91 Doctor Who's from Gallifrey.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (IqV8l)

92 Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Pretty rarely.


We used it rarely too.

Posted by: Abbott and Costello at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (fR++8)

93 Logprof: So very sorry for your loss.

Subway: If only they could slice bacon a leeeetle bunch thicker than "transparent" and decrease the ratio of bread:everything else!

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (yD/Pf)

94 Yikes Gushka!

Stay safe, keep mending you've beat back cr@p before, hope things with your parents improve markedly, and tell Grimm to budget some time for personal maintenance.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (nZNJN)

95 Big problem with Subway is that their stores smell bad. Like a hospital kitchen. Not a nice, food-like smell, but the smell of steam and detergent. Every one I have ever been in is like that. Their sammiches are OK, but I have to get beyond the smell to order one. So Subway, for me, is the fast-food vendor of last resort.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (oPNmq)

96
Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:02 PM (9G8jN)

Hopes that you get through this valley to sunnier uplands.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (xsH39)

97 teej you can reach me a amy30655 at the g mail thingy.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (za7hD)

98 We used it rarely too.

Posted by: Abbott and Costello at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (fR++

But first, second, and third.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (zCyNd)

99 In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (e8kgV)

100 >>>41, 32 foetus

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 09:48 PM (nZNJN)

++++

That would mean the Brits won.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:52 PM (FUu/Z)


*****

The brits didn't win! That's juſt tradtional American ſpelling...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (e9G8E)

101 89
Knock, knock...
Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 10:05 PM (TUE05)

Who's there?
Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (za7hD)


--LMAO

Must view:
https://youtu.be/je-M675ZTK4


Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (GsAUU)

102 Never pass up a chance to say "I love you."

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40 PM (GsAUU)

Condolences from me as well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (oPNmq)

103 29 I don't get why "fetus" should be a banned word. If the CDC needs to discuss the effects of disease on fetuses, what word should they be using?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (pvjTE)

/sigh...

Its not banned in the entire CDC... only in budget Documents...

So you use Prenatal Care... or Diseases before Birth... if you want specific funding.

Because calling a Baby a Fetus, dehumanizes it...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (NgKpN)

104 Who's askin'?

Posted by: The last legal Speakeasy at December 17, 2017 10:10 PM (zCyNd)

105 Also sorry for your loss, Logprof - I have a father in law who is 94 and getting very frail, wife wants to go see him on Christmas. We are well aware that each time we see him could be the last.

I've found it's more peaceful not to worry about who comes to a funeral and who doesn't. Funerals are for the living, not the dead, and those who miss out on their one chance to say goodbye like that will always regret that they did. But that's on them, and not on anyone else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2017 10:10 PM (V2Yro)

106 Gushka.......my prayers to you. May you heal, your family calm and stabilize and your electric electrify

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 17, 2017 10:10 PM (mMeIQ)

107 Gushka--prayers for healing and for he resolution of problems.

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (TdMsT)

108 In Maine, all the Subway is branded "Italianway"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (e9G8E)

109 I like Subway for an inexpensive grinder.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (WbIyz)

110
Who's askin'?
Posted by: The last legal Speakeasy


He played General Burkhalter

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

111 Thanks Mark.

And add my condolences to the list.
Most my mom's mom a long time ago and to this day she is still my all time favorite person I've had in my life.
Always humming a hymm.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (5cCew)

112 Why does Chris Collingsworth keep talking about connective tissue?

Posted by: Blacksheep at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (dkHoZ)

113 "Who is this man?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (nZNJN)

114 My condolences, logprof.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

115 He played General Burkhalter

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

Not the Eastern Front!!

Posted by: The last legal Molnar at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (zCyNd)

116
You will probably outlive your husbands,

Q: Why do husbands die before their wives?

A: They want to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (fjxxT)

117 In Pennsyltucky, Subway is branded "Hoagieway"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 17, 2017 10:14 PM (e9G8E)

118 Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 10:14 PM (5cCew)

119 Music that should be played as Rian Johnson is fed to the Great and Mighty Saarlac

https://youtu.be/pWOTg3LYFNI

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:14 PM (nZNJN)

120 Gushka, you are much beloved here.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:15 PM (GsAUU)

121 Harry Reid is responsible for the Pentagon UFO program. He's a Mormon, so maybe he wants to find Kolob, but the article also suggests a favor done to a contractor friend of his.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 17, 2017 10:15 PM (+mfcd)

122 97 Miklos

Oh, I don't know....

Posted by: ibguy at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (vUcdz)

123 Where I live, Subway is branded "Ubsway".

Posted by: Iklosnay Olnarway at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (zCyNd)

124 67 My condolences logprof. God bless you and your family.
Posted by: Sandra Flook at December 17, 2017 10:00 PM (tnRJU)

--Uh, thanks.

But you ain't gettin' any from me.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (GsAUU)

125 Never pass up a chance to say "I love you."
Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40

So sorry for your loss logprof. Indeed, good advice.

I was born w/ 4 grandparents and 4 grt grandparents. My last grandma died in 2010 when I was 55. Was lucky to have so many for so long.

Makes Chistmas a sad time to a degree, miss all those that have left us.

Hope you and you family can treasure the time you had w/ her and you son will remember her throughout his life.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (yJ1e6)

126 Subway - too many menu options? Seems to overwhelm the (lowercase) morons trying to decide what to order, as well as the tatted-up help.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (JyFLk)

127 Be respectful of cultures and their customs and the holidays the celebrate. Except for Christians. Fuck them and refuse to acknowledge their religion or customs.

Posted by: buzzion at December 17, 2017 10:17 PM (lKs2v)

128 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores. Of course, I'm not.
The real question is why any businesses are left in those areas.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

129 Condolences, logprof.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

130 It's because a man is drawn to a woman's feminine beauty, and a woman wants to lure him in with her most sexual traits.


I'd walk a mile for a camel.

Posted by: Lucky S at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (nS+hx)

131 116
You will probably outlive your husbands,

Q: Why do husbands die before their wives?

A: They want to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (fjxxT)

Or "to get away."

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

132 qdpsteve finished up your script? Or still reading and writing?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (nZNJN)

133 97 Miklos

Oh, I don't know....

Posted by: ibguy at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (vUcdz)

97?

Oh-

97 bottles for Miklos on the wall
97 bottles for me..

Posted by: Iklosnay Olnarway at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (zCyNd)

134 So will the liberals at the CDC replace "fetus" with " clump of cells"?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

135 --Honestly, I tapped my head to think of when "who's" would actually be used.

Pretty rarely.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:03 PM (GsAUU)

++++

Hey guys, who's going to the sock hop tonight?

Posted by: Archie at December 17, 2017 10:21 PM (pvjTE)

136 The ONT guesses the United States of America health care system isn't so bad after all.

******

We're not done with it yet...

Posted by: Congress at December 17, 2017 10:21 PM (h1jJh)

137 126 Subway - too many menu options? Seems to overwhelm the (lowercase) morons trying to decide what to order, as well as the tatted-up help.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (JyFLk)

Their pricing became directly proportional to their mediocrity. They used to be all right for a low price, but not any more.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

138 nerdygirl

That would be one easy way to spot them, for being too bog stupid to actually think of anything except their jargonistic buzz-words.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:22 PM (nZNJN)

139 Hey guys, who's going to the sock hop tonight?
Posted by: Archie at December 17, 2017 10:21 PM (pvjTE)

Not me. But I don't go out anywhere other than out of sheer necessity.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (NWiLs)

140

heheheh eh heheh... "foot long"... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (qGuLD)

141 128 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores. Of course, I'm not.
The real question is why any businesses are left in those areas.
Posted by: nerdygirl



I was told the other day it was because Asians own these stores. Apparently those super woke inner city folks who vote for the totally not racist Dems are not too fond of them thar Asian people owning stores in THERE ghetto,,,,,,er,,,,,,neighborhood.

But Trump and his supporters are RACIST, YO!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (XDXWO)

142 Never pass up a chance to say "I love you."
Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40 PM (GsAUU)

====

May her memory be a blessing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (EZebt)

143 Thank you to all the creators and actors of Trailer Park Boys, for helping me escape the absurdity of everyday life. . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (GsAUU)

144
Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores. Of course, I'm not.
The real question is why any businesses are left in those areas.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Not just proposed. Passed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (IqV8l)

145 Good evening everyone.

For the nightcrawlers, just a quick announcement.

Just in time for holiday gift giving. For that uncle who spends way too much time in the bathroom every morning. For the know-it-all teenager who thinks they know a couple of big words. For the pun aficionado among your friends. For your boss who doesn't need another necktie.

Muldoon's Library of Limericks Vol. ! is now available for purchase in paperback form, Kindle version coming in 2-3 days. Over 250 limericks from the fertile* mind of Seamus Muldoon.

But don't buy it for your lib sister-in-law, rather encourage her to spend her own money on it.

Use Ace's Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981167811/?tag=aoshq-20




*fertile = full of B.S.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (wPiJc)

146 Sir, to whomst it may concern...

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2017 10:25 PM (rnAwa)

147 In Pennsyltucky, Subway is branded "Hoagieway"...

Only in the good part!

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 10:25 PM (TUE05)

148 My doctor colleagues on FB went apeshit ballistic over the "banned words." Trump himself, that fascist dictator, made the decree from his golden throne on high in the Oval Office. Even though I pointed out that it was an unnamed source, no published list of words, no author of said list, and no rationale for the list. Literally someone tweeted that a list of banned words was talked about in a CDC meeting and the WaPo spun it into 1000 words of fascist draconian crap handed down from the "Trump Administration" Now it turns out that it was exactly that. Some middle manager in the CDC discussed not using certain words in the budget request because it might offend the science hating Trump people when they craft the budget. Wasn't Trump, wasn't the HHS secretary, wasn't the CDC director. Just some mid-level career lackey, creates 2 days of fake news outrage fuckery.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 10:26 PM (BoMuO)

149 Could you close the damn door? whaddaya trying to do, heat the neighborhood?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:26 PM (vChNs)

150 Bet the store owners sell and move to the suburbs.

Then the inner city areas will truly be food deserts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:27 PM (nZNJN)

151 *fertile = full of B.S.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:24 PM (wPiJc)

I thought you have at least an M.S.

Posted by: Miklos promoses to use clean socks starting Monday at December 17, 2017 10:27 PM (zCyNd)

152 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the
proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in
those small stores. Of course, I'm not.

The real question is why any businesses are left in those areas.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

You have to read between the lines in that story. These small stores are apparently called "beer delis", and are licensed as restaurants, even though they sell little or no meals. They sell single cans/bottles of beer, and shots of liquor to go, and supposedly also loose cigarettes to minors. One would think if they really were selling smokes to minors, it would be easy to prove, and shut them down for it, but hysterical counciltwats got to hysteriate, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:28 PM (oPNmq)

153 Bet the store owners sell and move to the suburbs.

Then the inner city areas will truly be food deserts.


Where can a man get his 40s?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 10:28 PM (WbIyz)

154 150 Bet the store owners sell and move to the suburbs.

Then the inner city areas will truly be food deserts.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:27 PM (nZNJN)

They shit their bed, let them lie in it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

155 Speaking of armoured glaſs, the local Kennedy Fried Chicken is open again, but they're not ſelling cigarettes or lottery tickets now...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (e9G8E)

156 My doctor colleagues on FB went apeshit ballistic over the "banned words."


Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (WbIyz)

157 131; most husbands married wrong. their problem.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

158 Sound of Music on ABC. I thought this the corniest thing when I was young, but appreciate it now.

Who couldn't love Julie Andrews. Perfect four octave soprano, could sing so high only dogs could here.

But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)

159 120
Gushka, you are much beloved here.





Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:15 PM (GsAUU)

Never pass up a chance to say "I love you."

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40

i love you too. (((((((logprof))))))))you guys are all great... but the other night you nailed the reason why i was heartbroken. i could not believe how neatly you put your finger on it.
and you are right never miss a change to tell someone you live them. Tomorrow is not promised.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (9G8jN)

160 Yep, all those unexpected consequences

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (nZNJN)

161 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores. Of course, I'm not.
The real question is why any businesses are left in those areas.


Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:20 PM


What is the reasoning behind this?

Posted by: otho at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (qGuLD)

162 The Austro-Hungarian empire did have a navy

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:31 PM (nZNJN)

163 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores.

In line with SEC regulations, we anticipate a profit warning. Conf call Monday.

Posted by: Valu-Rite Brands, (Pennsylvania) Ltd. at December 17, 2017 10:31 PM (zCyNd)

164 https://youtu.be/d3gEZEOPwwM

LMAO, I have no idea why Canadians like chicken chips and ketchup chips so much.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:31 PM (GsAUU)

165

Midnight in the food desert
Put your camel to bed

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:32 PM (IqV8l)

166 103 29 I don't get why "fetus" should be a banned word. If the CDC needs to discuss the effects of disease on fetuses, what word should they be using?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 09:47 PM (pvjTE)

/sigh...

Its not banned in the entire CDC... only in budget Documents...

So you use Prenatal Care... or Diseases before Birth... if you want specific funding.

Because calling a Baby a Fetus, dehumanizes it...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (NgKpN)

++++

Well, first I sigh back at you.

Then I ask you, you have heard of the Zika virus, right? I would think that a disease like that, that infects the fetus, and then causes horrendous birth defects might be something that *should* come up in budgetary documents. I sincerely hope the CDC is making efforts to stop the spread, treat the disease, come up with ways to reduce the effects, etc.

And, fuck no, calling an *unborn* baby a fetus does not dehumanize it. It is a medical term for an unborn baby. Aborting a fetus dehumanizes it, so if you must ban words, ban that one.

Coming up with stupid new phrases to replace perfectly good words is the way of the left. If the CDC wants to budget money to treat the effects of Zika on fetuses, there is no reason they should use some retarded different phrase to take the place of the word fetus.

Posted by: Archie at December 17, 2017 10:32 PM (FUu/Z)

167 My deepest sympathies logprof.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2017 10:32 PM (tr2D7)

168 I have a 99 year old Grandmother who's doing very poorly right now health wise. My Mom and Aunt are taking care of her the best they can. She still alive though and at 99 thats a win.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Have they considered Hospice? My father was almost 98 when he died. He became weak and the doctor suggested Hospice. He qualified based on his advanced age. They help with caring for her. They'll make a few visits a week, then when it becomes apparent that the end is imminent they will come out. With Hospice's help father stayed at home to the end.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

169 Who's bitch dis?

Posted by: SubterraneanJT at December 17, 2017 10:33 PM (ZAWbU)

170 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)

I think both Switzerland and Austria have Alpine lakes shared with Italy, so they need "naval" forces to do border patrol. The Swiss Navy once captured a submarine being used by smugglers to bring Italian sausages into Switzerland.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:34 PM (oPNmq)

171 i love you too. (((((((logprof))))))))you guys are all great... but the other night you nailed the reason why i was heartbroken. i could not believe how neatly you put your finger on it.
and you are right never miss a change to tell someone you live them. Tomorrow is not promised.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (9G8jN)

--You are awesome.

What a great collection of 'rons and 'ettes we have here.

I'm in a dark place, but I know there is light.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:35 PM (GsAUU)

172 /sock hop sock

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 10:35 PM (pvjTE)

173 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)

The actual guy was a hero submarine commander of the Austro-Hungarian Navy of WWI-when the Hapsburgs had a coastline (Triest, Slovenia, Croatia).

He sank ships! As a freaking Austrian! From a submarine! Oddly, he was also an Italian citizen, which is how the family got out.

Posted by: Miklos von Horthy-Molnar at December 17, 2017 10:36 PM (zCyNd)

174 >> My doctor colleagues on FB went apeshit ballistic over the "banned words."

Being unsourced maybe another canary trap.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 10:36 PM (Eu5eZ)

175 170 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)

I think both Switzerland and Austria have Alpine lakes shared with Italy, so they need "naval" forces to do border patrol. The Swiss Navy once captured a submarine being used by smugglers to bring Italian sausages into Switzerland.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:34 PM (oPNmq)

--Austria-Hungary had access to the Adriatic littoral.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (GsAUU)

176 You will probably outlive your husbands,

Q: Why do husbands die before their wives?

A: They want to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (fjxxT)

---

go on, take the easy way out

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (vChNs)

177 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.
Posted by: Ignoramus



The Danube needs protecting?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (XDXWO)

178 Geez. I want to say that I was shocked at the proposed bill in
Philadelphia that would remove bullet proof glass in those small stores.

Don't worry. As soon as the first store clerk gets blown away, I'm sure the local city councilperson will be holding a press conference in front of the place complaining about the po-lice not fighting crime in the "community".

Posted by: tu3031 at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (O5Q3r)

179 *falls over*

Many people involved in this need intervention or therapy; starting with the song writer, then the singer, and finally after the software developers are dealt with the person who put this all together. This is NSFW.

https://youtu.be/WX1iBZ1qozU

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (nZNJN)

180 170 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)

I think both Switzerland and Austria have Alpine lakes shared with Italy, so they need "naval" forces to do border patrol. The Swiss Navy once captured a submarine being used by smugglers to bring Italian sausages into Switzerland.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:34 PM (oPNmq)

Pre-WW2, Austria had a Med port down Italy way (Tyrol?). it lost them after the war but the Austro-Hungarian empire did have a navy at one point.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 10:38 PM (xJa6I)

181 a submarine being used by smugglers to bring Italian sausages into Switzerland.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:34 PM (oPNmq)

I'll bet Paolo has some stories about that one.

Posted by: Miklos von Molnar-Molnar at December 17, 2017 10:38 PM (zCyNd)

182 They sell single cans/bottles of beer, and shots of liquor to go, and supposedly also loose cigarettes to minors.

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

Great concept. They just need to add departments for undershirts and Hot Pockets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (zmvwV)

183 My doctor colleagues on FB went apeshit ballistic over the "banned words."

We talking about undocumented migrants?

Posted by: AP at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (dEefA)

184 What is the reasoning behind this?

Posted by: otho at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (qGuLD)

The "reasoning" such as it is, is to use the glass ban as a lever to force these stores out of business, since they are viewed as "preying upon" the "disadvantaged" ghetto birds by selling them single instances of beer, liquor, and tobacco. Undoubtedly at a higher per-unit price than WalMart.

And the city cannot simply go and outright shut them down, because they are legally licensed as "delis", and supposedly have food on offer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (oPNmq)

185 I was born w/ 4 grandparents and 4 grt grandparents. My last grandma died in 2010 when I was 55. Was lucky to have so many for so long.

---

@ 29.23 years old I still have 2 parents 80-ish and an older sister. So long as they're here I figger it ain't my turn yet.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (vChNs)

186 Instead of torpedo tubes they had sausage tubes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (IqV8l)

187 logprof, Condolences on your loss.

Gushka, sorry to hear about your health issues. Whenever I start to hate the hand I have been dealt, I always try to remember that there are folks in MUCH worse shape than me.

That's not to say that some days I just sit right down and have myself a doozie of a Pity Party, because sometimes that's just what a girl needs....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (uDcBt)

188 Those Italian smugglers, slipping Switzerland the old kielbasa, eh?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (wPiJc)

189 Wish me well tomorrow. I'm called for jury duty. I think this is the 5th time since
I've here since 1980. Conversely my wife has been called once.

I don't mind serving but it's not the most convenient time right before Christmas and w/ a lot of work stuff on the agenda.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 17, 2017 10:40 PM (yJ1e6)

190 As opposed to those drug smugglers trying to use a homemade submersible to smuggle 3,200lbs of drugs into the US recently?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:40 PM (nZNJN)

191 I had a choice, - either make the top ten hall of shame at AOSHQ or burn down my girlfriend's place of employment. Thank God I chose to burn another thousand stuffing g-strings.

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 10:41 PM (A1FgP)

192 157 131; most husbands married wrong. their problem.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

I get tired of hearing that, as it's rarely apparent until it's too late.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

193 Those Italian smugglers, slipping Switzerland the old kielbasa, eh?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (wPiJc)

Ist kein frage fur sie!!!

Posted by: Swiss Widow Ladies at December 17, 2017 10:41 PM (zCyNd)

194 The sausage smugglers stowed the contraband wieners in the aft torpedo tubes, but not in the fore-end of the sub. Seems the prices were such that it was hard for them to make both ends meat.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:42 PM (wPiJc)

195 168: They have that taken care of. Somebody does come out once or twice a week.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 10:42 PM (XDXWO)

196 My last grandma died in 2010 when I was 55.
Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 17, 2017 10:16 PM (yJ1e6)


--You beat me by a decade.

And I was lucky, because my dad was my grandmom's firstborn, and he was 18 when I was born (I was his firstborn).

Still, I at least had a couple of great-grandparents, but she was my son's onlly.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:43 PM (GsAUU)

197 Posted by: Archie at December 17, 2017 10:32 PM (FUu/Z)

Well... sorry... seems like you have a problem with differing opinions...

And Yes, calling it a Fetus is right out of the Planned Parenthood Playbook...

I understand the power of language... because I've seen the left using it for years... and I choose to fight back.

We are in a War with the Left... and if they have a tactic that is working? I certainly won't dismiss it.


Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 10:43 PM (NgKpN)

198 Seems the prices were such that it was hard for them to make both ends meat.
Posted by: Muldoon

----
Oh my. . . Muldoon, that's punny!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2017 10:43 PM (tr2D7)

199 Gushka, Hex is rubbing against my phone and purring, so I think he's trying to comfort you.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (XKZwp)

200 Muldoon, true unless they were using a rubber boat for their sausage.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (nZNJN)

201 I'm back. Okay, time to share my news.

I'm finally wrapping up on proofing my script. I hope to have it ready to send out to everyone on either Thursday or Friday night, 12/21 or 12/22.

Anyone who's interested in reading it and providing feedback, please let me know. Here's who's on my feedback list already:

- Infidel
- TJM
- Anna Puma
- Shopgirl
- shibumi
- logprof

Also, maybe zombie, but I'm not sure I have her address. I could be wrong but MisHum and Insomniac, I believe you both expressed interest as well. Ace, if you're out there, I'd love to send you a copy too, if you'd like one.

Anyone who'd like to receive a PDF to read of it, please send me an email at QDPSJL at the gmail thingy, and I'll be happy to send it out ASAP. Again, I really look forward to everyone's thoughts, particularly if you think my idea and/or script would be worth spending $15 to see the flick in a theater, or even just worth the time to cue it up on Netflix.

Consider this my Christmas gift to the Horde, and thanks to everyone for waiting so long. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

202 "He sank ships! As a freaking Austrian! From a submarine!"

Thanks. A rational explanation for why the Nazis wanted him.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (pV/54)

203 That's not to say that some days I just sit right
down and have myself a doozie of a Pity Party, because sometimes that's
just what a girl needs....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (uDcBt)

considering the circumstances your pity party is LEGIT.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (9G8jN)

204 FUN FACT: One Sopressatta-class submarine has more sammich firepower than was expended in the entire War of the Spanish Succession.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2017 10:45 PM (zmvwV)

205 The sausage smugglers stowed the contraband wieners in the aft torpedo tubes, but not in the fore-end of the sub. Seems the prices were such that it was hard for them to make both ends meat.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 10:42 PM (wPiJc)

Your analysis is in agreement with Prof. Dr. Oscar Meyer.

Posted by: Torpedo Capt. Braunschweiger at December 17, 2017 10:45 PM (zCyNd)

206 Mmm, sopressatta sub!

(goes to call up Jimmy John's)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:46 PM (eMKNe)

207 179 *falls over*

Many people involved in this need intervention or therapy; starting with the song writer, then the singer, and finally after the software developers are dealt with the person who put this all together. This is NSFW.

https://youtu.be/WX1iBZ1qozU
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:37 PM (nZNJN)

Somebody likes Overwatch a little too much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:46 PM (NWiLs)

208 Q: Why do husbands die before their wives?

A: They want to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (fjxxT)

Or "to get away."
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular


Classic Alan King bit on wives surviving their husbands. The end is the funniest part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypsMk_0QxY

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

209 Pre-WW2, Austria had a Med port down Italy way (Tyrol?). it lost them after the war but the Austro-Hungarian empire did have a navy at one point.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 10:38 PM (xJa6I)

Yeah.... most people don't know that Napoleon got his start fighting Austrians, in Italy... mainly to control the passes through the Mountains, but also to control the Med Ports....

Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 10:46 PM (NgKpN)

210 186 Instead of torpedo tubes they had sausage tubes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:39 PM (IqV8l)

---

Run Silent, Run Deli

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (vChNs)

211 Many people involved in this need intervention or therapy; starting with
the song writer, then the singer, and finally after the software
developers are dealt with the person who put this all together. This is
NSFW.


Sounds like the end of just about every relationship I've had, set to music.

And somebody spent way too much animating the mammalian protuberances.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (IcT7t)

212 199
Gushka, Hex is rubbing against my phone and purring, so I think he's trying to comfort you.


Posted by: pookysgirl at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (XKZwp)

draw a spiral on Hex's little head for me, between his ear as tell him Aunt Gushie is sending him a Swirly Hairdo. Never met a cat that didnt like a swirly hairdo. I never met a happy cat that didnt make me smile

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (9G8jN)

213 John Belushi as the Samurai Submarine Deli commander

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (nZNJN)

214 When I visited Vienna in '07, I went to the War Museum.

There I learnt of the Battle of Lissa, the last major one between wooden ships.

Yep, The Dual Monarchy had a navy (though I'm too lazy too look up whether the Dual Monarchy existed in 1866):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_(1866)

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)

215 Miklos, LadyL and Anna, just saw your notes. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (eMKNe)

216 192 157 131; most husbands married wrong. their problem.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

I get tired of hearing that, as it's rarely apparent until it's too late.

---

and lest we not forget, people change

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (vChNs)

217 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

I'd love the opportunity to read it. I'll send you an email.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

218 My last grandma died in 2010 when I was 55.

Similar, nice for me, lived at home (only her 2nd ever home), but she outlived my dad and her youngest. And, of course, all of her friends and acquaintances.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (TYOIW)

219 Muldoon, true unless they were using a rubber boat for their sausage.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (nZNJN)

The article I read in a magazine, decades ago, showed the "submarine" to be something like a rubber raft, ballasted to neutral buoyancy, and towed behind an ostensibly "innocent" motorboat. So not far off the drug smugglers model.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:49 PM (oPNmq)

220 Insomniac, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:49 PM (eMKNe)

221 notes. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (eMKNe)

Congratulations on the completion of your script!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

222 If anyone knows how to reach Miley, tell her I'd like to send her a copy too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:49 PM (eMKNe)

223 LadyL, thanks!

I don't know if I'd call it 'complete,' so much as just 'presentable enough to show other people.' ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:50 PM (eMKNe)

224
Run Silent, Run Deli
Posted by: Buzzsaw90


Beware the Bunghole Straits

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 10:50 PM (IqV8l)

225 Consider this my Christmas gift to the Horde, and thanks to everyone for waiting so long. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:44 PM (eMKNe)

--Can't wait!

Also looking forward to your feedback on my ideas.

The film student I mentioned . . . not only does she not have to worry about a pervnado, but she's guaranteed an A+ from our ideas.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:51 PM (GsAUU)

226 Sub sandwich movies:

"Operation Pepperoni"
"The Hunt For Red Antipasti"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:51 PM (eMKNe)

227 logprof, cool, you're on the list. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

228 The Swiss Navy once captured a submarine being used by smugglers to bring Italian sausages into Switzerland.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 10:34 PM (oPNmq)

---

And thus Subway is less profitable

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:52 PM (vChNs)

229 logprof, I'll be in touch with you soon. Sorry I fell behind on that as well.

If I want timely feedback, I better be ready to give as well as get. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

230 >>The sausage smugglers stowed the contraband wieners in the aft torpedo tubes

The story of my life.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 17, 2017 10:52 PM (2cuLk)

231 INT AFTERNOON

Typical small market television studio. Three chairs behind a curved desk. Cameras poised. Lights on. Empty of life.

qdpsteve
(looks around bewildered)
Everyone, I brought the Subway sandwiches.
(silence)
Hello?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:53 PM (nZNJN)

232 I think we here in SoCal hit Peak Subway about 5-7 years ago. A lot of locations closed.

Now it seems Starbucks is trying to hyper-saturate our market. Both the supermarkets I go to regularly are adding locations either inside or right nearby. I think they're headed for a reckoning as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:53 PM (eMKNe)

233 So my Sister and I are doing our annual fancy schmancy Christmas Restaurant visit tomorrow. It will be BLT Prime. Why do I post this piece of useless information here? Its the ONT but also BLT Prime is located inside Trump Hotel in DC. Its located at the old Post Office on Pennsylvania Ave if your from this area. I'm sure is will be outstanding because TRUMP!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 10:53 PM (XDXWO)

234 Anna, thanks but... never!!

For me it's either Togo's or Jimmy John's. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:54 PM (eMKNe)

235 What about a place called Tojo? Would they have a Hirohito Hero on the menu?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:55 PM (nZNJN)

236 227 logprof, cool, you're on the list. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:52 PM (eMKNe)

--Saw that.

However, I'm eager to release some stuff before the novel.

I also need to put some queries out to the Book Horde, maybe in the Goodreads page.

I have blocks in some areas, but am straight money in others.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

237 216 192 157 131; most husbands married wrong. their problem.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 10:29 PM (KP5rU)

I get tired of hearing that, as it's rarely apparent until it's too late.

---

and lest we not forget, people change
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (vChNs)


My observation over many years is that most people have very unrealistic expectations about their marriages and their spouses. People do and should change. True love and respect should overcome those obstacles.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

238 Classic Alan King bit on wives surviving their husbands. The end is the funniest part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypsMk_0QxY
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

That is hilarious.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:56 PM (NWiLs)

239 Togo's is good #8 Roast beef and avocado

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 10:56 PM (A2GKJ)

240 Anna, yup. Try the Teriyaki Terror! ;-)

Togo's is interesting though. Basically a regional chain that started up in Northern California in about 1970. Supposedly the original owner could only afford a sign out front of his first location that read "To Go," and the name stuck somehow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:57 PM (eMKNe)

241 235 What about a place called Tojo? Would they have a Hirohito Hero on the menu?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:55 PM (nZNJN)

Do not order a kamikaze. It's not what you expect.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

242 Insomniac, the torpedo sandwich is also a killer... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (eMKNe)

243 Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 09:40 PM (GsAUU)

I think that it is marvelous that your grandmother was around to talk with her great-grandson.

Posted by: Ace's imternet ad company at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (wYseH)

244 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.


My dad was awarded the title of Admiral of the Nebraska Navy , back in the 70's.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (CL76w)

245 Do not order a kamikaze. It's not what you expect.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

---
yep, there's no coming back from that one

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (vChNs)

246 (It's The ONT come on in.)/i]

*looks around for Yoko*

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

247 and lest we not forget, people change
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (vChNs)

Unfortunately, sometimes that means changing into cheating hobags, as happened to a couple of buddies of mine.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

248 Word is that actresses will protest sexual harassment at the Golden Globes by dressing in black.

Little Black Dresses with plunging necklines, stiletto heels and no panties.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:59 PM (pV/54)

249 119 Music that should be played as Rian Johnson is fed to the Great and Mighty Saarlac

https://youtu.be/pWOTg3LYFNI
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 10:14 PM (nZNJN)


Hey, just got back from seeing TLD. In addition to your observations on zero-G gravity bombs, I'd like to ask just where in the specific f**k was the First Order CAP in the opening scene?

And, during the big bugout in transports, it turns out the bad guys can indeed find a cloaked ship. They just have to know to look for that so they can properly tune their sensors. Not that anybody would have any actual SOPs or anything...

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (di1hb)

250 It was the Togo's pastrami reuben I ordered that inspired my question a few weeks back of corned beef vs. pastrami.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (eMKNe)

251 qdpsteve, sent the email. Verification code is 136.

You'll get it when you see it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (IcT7t)

252 That would be an interesting in-joke to toss into Horde stories.

Tanya, "so what's a good sandwich shop? Is there a Tojo's around?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (nZNJN)

253 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942450772456943616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942450895991791616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942450986852941824

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451098983518208

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (eh0Va)

254 Togo's is good #8 Roast beef and avocado

#16 for me. For thirty years, at least, #16 hasn't changed. Always an Italian.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 11:00 PM (5AW5H)

255 Blanco, no problemo, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:01 PM (eMKNe)

256 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451206311510017

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451315032166405

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451413803851776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451525577773057

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2017 11:01 PM (eh0Va)

257 and you are right never miss a change to tell someone you live them. Tomorrow is not promised.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo


Word. I learned in a painful way, you only get so many "tomorrows" and "next years".

Take the time now. It's worth it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 17, 2017 11:01 PM (lLeln)

258
Word is that actresses will protest sexual harassment at the Golden Globes by dressing in black.

Little Black Dresses with plunging necklines, stiletto heels and no panties.
Posted by: Ignoramus


Shouldn't they wear those outfits from Handmaid's Tale?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

259 Anna, speaking of Tanya, anyone gonna go out to see "I, Tonya"???

As I said here when I first found about it: "MARGOT ROBBIE IN TIGHTS OMG OMG OMG OMG" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:02 PM (eMKNe)

260 247 and lest we not forget, people change
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 10:48 PM (vChNs)

Unfortunately, sometimes that means changing into cheating hobags, as happened to a couple of buddies of mine.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 10:59 PM (NWiLs)


My guess hat behaving like a cheating hobag is not a "change." It is simply someone who has always had the character of such, finally acting on it.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

261 Still, I at least had a couple of great-grandparents, but she was my son's onlly.
Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:43

My last grt grandparent died when I was 22. I think she was my inspiration for my love of history.

Flossie Belle Keister Kline told me stories she had been told.

One from her grandfather, b. 1834, was that he and his twin brother were walking home from their grandparent's farm when they were scared by a ghost in a gully.

Turned out that was their Grandpa's white faced cow! I think it's so cool I can carry on a story from the 1840's.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 17, 2017 11:02 PM (yJ1e6)

262 qdpsteve, let me check my social events calendar.

Nope. Not that nor the Disneyfied version of A Wrinkle in Time. Since they screwed up Doc Ito in Battle Angle Alita probably not that either.

Yeah Iron Mike Golf, Star Warbles the Last Yeti stunk worse than the insides of a Tauntaun.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:04 PM (nZNJN)

263 And Yes, calling it a Fetus is right out of the Planned Parenthood Playbook...

I understand the power of language... because I've seen the left using it for years... and I choose to fight back.

We are in a War with the Left... and if they have a tactic that is working? I certainly won't dismiss it.


Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 10:43 PM (NgKpN)

++++

fetus (n.)

late 14c., "the young while in the womb or egg" (tending to mean vaguely the embryo in the later stage of development), from Latin fetus (often, incorrectly, foetus) "the bearing or hatching of young, a bringing forth, pregnancy, childbearing, offspring," from suffixed form of PIE root *dhe(i)- "to suck."


https://www.etymonline.com/word/fetus

The word fetus is centuries older than Planned Parenthood. Just because they use the word doesn't mean they own it.

You do not change things by giving them a different label. Calling an unborn baby a fetus or an

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 11:04 PM (pvjTE)

264 >>>It will be BLT Prime. Why do I post this piece of useless information
here? Its the ONT but also BLT Prime is located inside Trump Hotel in
DC.<<<

Has the AOSHQ ever had a BLT thread? Bacon sammich recipes should never be taken lightly and should be a monthly imperative.

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 11:04 PM (A1FgP)

265 244 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.


My dad was awarded the title of Admiral of the Nebraska Navy , back in the 70's.
Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (CL76w)



A fleet of Platte River bass boats?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 11:04 PM (XDXWO)

266 Even More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451671342501889

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451800749363204

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942451914242961408

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/942452013119561729

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2017 11:05 PM (eh0Va)

267 Calling an unborn baby a fetus or a uterus inhabitant does not change what's in there.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 11:06 PM (FUu/Z)

268 Anna, fair enough. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:06 PM (eMKNe)

269 Togo's is good #8 Roast beef and avocado

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 10:56 PM (A2GKJ)

Togo's is all about the technique-they call it "crossing the T".

Ask for Russian dressing, and they just laugh...

Posted by: Torpedo Capt. Molnar at December 17, 2017 11:06 PM (zCyNd)

270 Torgo is a Master Chef.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 11:07 PM (IqV8l)

271 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 10:30 PM (pV/54)


Brown water navy on the Danube. And they always wanted Triest back.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 11:07 PM (2K6fY)

272 Here is the trailer for what Disney did to A Wrinkle in Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (nZNJN)

273 One thing Togo's employees always do with their sandwiches:

- Wrap them up
- Cut them in half
- Wrap 'em up again

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (eMKNe)

274 >>Word is that actresses will protest sexual harassment at the Golden Globes by dressing in black.



Little Black Dresses with plunging necklines, stiletto heels and no panties.

Posted by: Ignoramus

I'll be out back in the ficus patch.

Posted by: Uncle Harvey at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (2cuLk)

275 for mourning Morons:

https://youtu.be/tVT4f12FT2M

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:09 PM (GsAUU)

276 My Christmas tree stopped working.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2017 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

277 276: Turned into a Kwanzaa Tree?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 11:10 PM (XDXWO)

278 Actually, Hungary still has a Navy today.

Their only responsibility is to fire off fireworks from boats on the Danube on the big national holiday, August 20.

Posted by: Korvetten Capt. Molnar at December 17, 2017 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

279 You think you can finish the pacific hoagie meal, until they drop two meatballs on you.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2017 11:11 PM (rnAwa)

280 272 Here is the trailer for what Disney did to A Wrinkle in Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (nZNJN)

--It's a crime that the Big Rat has rights to make a movie out of that classic book.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:11 PM (GsAUU)

281 Did you suffer arboreal unionization?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:11 PM (nZNJN)

282 265 244 But how could Christopher Plummer be a Captain in the Austrian navy -- it's landlocked.


My dad was awarded the title of Admiral of the Nebraska Navy , back in the 70's.
Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 17, 2017 10:58 PM (CL76w)




A fleet of Platte River bass boats?

either that or a really nice plaque at an awards dinner .
embossed and everything! He was also indicted into something in Alabama where he had to hold a box of Tide and throw a roll of toilet paper , yelling "Roll Tide". Not likely many Auburn fans at that meeting.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 17, 2017 11:12 PM (CL76w)

283 did ICE raid your tree ?

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 11:12 PM (A2GKJ)

284 Word. I learned in a painful way, you only get so many "tomorrows" and "next years".



Take the time now. It's worth it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 17, 2017 11:01 PM (lLeln)

i have had three treasured friends i had to learn the hard way with. One died while we were having a fight, went to a horse show and i figured i would go apologize... he was dead before i got there.

My best friend who was slowly dying of breast cancer had a seizure and died driving home from my house. we were mad and didnt hug when she left because i didnt want her to go. I knew she wasnt fit to drive but could not stop her...
and the prodigal. He just drops off and on the radar and last time i didnt get to say it. i know you might think its dumb but fuck man it at at me.
now i am at a point where i just want to get right with everyone i know and feel like each time i see people i love leave my sight i better just be sure, give an extra long hug, and say the fucking words. I LOVE YOU.
hell theres even a list of people i havent spoken to in years i have wanted to do that with. Its dumb. but life became precious when i nearly lost mine again from a dumb lazy mistake this fall.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 11:13 PM (9G8jN)

285 I loved my Christmas tree.

I named him Spruce.

Posted by: St. Mikolas at December 17, 2017 11:13 PM (zCyNd)

286 My guess hat behaving like a cheating hobag is not a "change." It is simply someone who has always had the character of such, finally acting on it.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2017 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

That's possible, but was an unknown at the time. The idea that it was "their problem" because they "married wrong" is at best offensive, and not in the college campus SJW way.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

287 285: As long as it wasn't Brad.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (XDXWO)

288 Huh. I just ate at Subway today. I guess I haven't really paid that much attention to it getting worse, although prices have definitely inched upward in the last year or two.

The restaurant that's gotten on my radar in a bad way is McD's, due to how they've totally revamped their whole design. The whole thing just looks like a factory inside and out now; all the individuality each location used to have is gone. I eat at Burger King more than McDonald's now, just because they seem to have a friendlier feel.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (MmeCn)

289 272 Here is the trailer for what Disney did to A Wrinkle in Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (nZNJN)

Atrocity.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

290 Be well you Morons. Time to turn in and do the jury thing tomorrow.

Too bad Muelller isn't on the agenda here in IL. I'd fry that corrupt bastard.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (yJ1e6)

291 I love you, Gushka.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2017 11:15 PM (sdi6R)

292 I am very grateful for kbdabear image collections.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:15 PM (xJa6I)

293 logprof, it is amazing how people in Hollyweird seem to want to 'respect' viewpoints until they suddenly don't. Hence all the SJW Grrl Powwrrr claptrap in A Wrinkle in Time.

If you like the story, respect the story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:16 PM (nZNJN)

294 289 272 Here is the trailer for what Disney did to A Wrinkle in Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (nZNJN)

Atrocity.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

Diversity is our skidmark

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:16 PM (xJa6I)

295 292 I am very grateful for kbdabear image collections.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:15 PM (xJa6I)

Same here, even if it is as close to a beautiful woman as I'll ever get.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

296 291
I love you, Gushka.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2017 11:15 PM (sdi6R)

I love you too. Strength in struggle, brother.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 17, 2017 11:17 PM (9G8jN)

297 Thanks kbdabear. Damn .. just damn.

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 11:17 PM (A2GKJ)

298 248 Word is that actresses will protest sexual harassment at the Golden Globes by dressing in black.

Little Black Dresses with plunging necklines, stiletto heels and no panties.
Posted by: Ignoramus


Is Meryl going to climb up on her pulpit and give another sermon? 'Cause I really give a rat's ass about her opinions.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:18 PM (+lVUW)

299 Be well you Morons. Time to turn in and do the jury thing tomorrow.

If you have jury duty, I guess it's because you didn't try to get out of it.

My go-to play is to loudly and insistently ask "Y'all still got the death penalty?"

Back to the car before the coffee gets cold.

Posted by: Miklos, not a model citizen at December 17, 2017 11:18 PM (zCyNd)

300 Time to turn in and do the jury thing tomorrow.

Or stay up all night and reek of alcohol tomorrow. I'm jus' sayin'!

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 11:18 PM (8cvCt)

301 nerdy girl, yup.

What I'd give to see someone throw a tomato at her and for it to splat right smack in the middle of her face.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:19 PM (eMKNe)

302 and ruin a perfectly good tomato ?

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 11:20 PM (A2GKJ)

303 The restaurant that's gotten on my radar in a bad way is McD's, due to how they've totally revamped their whole design. The whole thing just looks like a factory inside and out now; all the individuality each location used to have is gone. I eat at Burger King more than McDonald's now, just because they seem to have a friendlier feel.

---

gimme 3 of them $1 hamburgers for lunch. much cheaper than the fries.

And when did Wendy's hamburgers become $6 a piece?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 11:22 PM (vChNs)

304 272 Here is the trailer for what Disney did to A Wrinkle in Time

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:08 PM (nZNJN)


I saw that Friday night before watching Star Wars. I have never read the book except for the first couple chapters, but the trailer looked idiotic. Even apart from the whole "GURRLLZZZ of color can do anything!!!!" theme, none of it made any sense.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:22 PM (MmeCn)

305 @qdpsteve

Congrats man, it's a great feeling, finishing any writing project.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:22 PM (xJa6I)

306 Mark, thanks. You are correct, sir.
Just shoot me an email if you want a copy of the script.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:23 PM (eMKNe)

307
Is Meryl going to climb up on her pulpit and give another sermon? 'Cause I really give a rat's ass about her opinions.
Posted by: nerdygirl


She's going to get up on a pedestal.
So we can look up her dress.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (IqV8l)

308 295 292 I am very grateful for kbdabear image collections.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:15 PM (xJa6I)

Same here, even if it is as close to a beautiful woman as I'll ever get.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

it's not the getting close to them that's the problem.

It's the inevitable restraining order and/or ATM runs that will do us in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (xJa6I)

309 I think one problem Subway had was they took over hospital cafeterias. For awhile you could not get regular cafeteria food at VA hospital unless you where a patient.

A lot of these food companies that buy exclusive contracts seem to get into trouble soon after. Not sure of the reason. Spend to much for the contract maybe? I've not seen the numbers.

Last time I went maybe 3 years ago now the Subway had closed and a Starbucks was in it's place but they had a normal cafeteria again.

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (MVE/7)

310 and ruin a perfectly good tomato ?

Posted by: 5/8 Mex at December 17, 2017 11:20 PM (A2GKJ)

That's what rotten ones are for.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:25 PM (oPNmq)

311 T, what did you think of this trailer before Star Warbles the Last Yeti?
https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

I thought Gerrold's Chtorr series meets Stephen King and a bit of the Blair Witch Project. Was not impressed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:25 PM (nZNJN)

312 She's going to get up on a pedestal.
So we can look up her dress.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (IqV8l)


---

i'd have been 'up' for that during the Carter Administration

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (vChNs)

313 Big V, back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, fast food places taking over college cafeterias was all the rage.

That seems to have gone away now. But I remember once walking into the caf at Cerritos College around 1991 and there were a McD's, a Subway and a Taco Bell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (eMKNe)

314 It's the inevitable restraining order and/or ATM runs that will do us in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (xJa6I)

I suspect that kdabear works on commission for Gloria Allred.

Posted by: Miklos, not a model litigant at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (zCyNd)

315 306 Mark, thanks. You are correct, sir.
Just shoot me an email if you want a copy of the script.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:23 PM (eMKNe)

Awesome.

Email sent.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (xJa6I)

316
It's always amusing to read the articles at Arts & Letters Daily and see how quickly they work Trump into items of even the remotest topic. At the point I see the reference to PDT I stop reading: nothing after that will be worthwhile.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (BqeRI)

317 it's not the getting close to them that's the problem.

It's the inevitable restraining order and/or ATM runs that will do us in.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (xJa6I)

Well, those too. But I'm a recluse with very minimal social skills in that arena, so for me it's quite literal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

318 303 The restaurant that's gotten on my radar in a bad way is McD's, due to how they've totally revamped their whole design.

They really screwed up their overhead menu. I went in there several months ago. It was hard as hell to figure out what was offered. They seem to have designed it to push the meals rather than individual items. And, yes, the interior was institutional.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

319 314 It's the inevitable restraining order and/or ATM runs that will do us in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (xJa6I)

I suspect that kdabear works on commission for Gloria Allred.
Posted by: Miklos, not a model litigant at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (zCyNd)

Ya HAD to go and bring that piece of work up...we had a groove going.

I doubt Gloria could handle the sexiness kbdabear has on hand.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (xJa6I)

320 309 I think one problem Subway had was they took over hospital cafeterias. For awhile you could not get regular cafeteria food at VA hospital unless you where a patient.

A lot of these food companies that buy exclusive contracts seem to get into trouble soon after. Not sure of the reason. Spend to much for the contract maybe? I've not seen the numbers.

Last time I went maybe 3 years ago now the Subway had closed and a Starbucks was in it's place but they had a normal cafeteria again.
Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 11:24 PM (MVE/7)

--My son was born in Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Aside from his birth itself, my fondest memories of those nights were getting Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits from the cafeteria there.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

321 i'd have been 'up' for that during the Carter Administration

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 11:26 PM (vChNs)

In your mind, boy.

Well in mine anyway.

Posted by: James Earl Carter at December 17, 2017 11:28 PM (zCyNd)

322
A lot of these food companies that buy exclusive contracts seem to get into trouble soon after.

How many are with guys named Tommy or Paulie?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 11:28 PM (BqeRI)

323 Logprof, my dad died this summer at 91. He had been ill for a few months, but i kept him at home so he would pass in his own bed. I can testify The Horde kept me sane during the worst times and wrapped me in love and prayers when i needed it. Your grandmother is with her family but she's also in your heart forever.
May God bless your family and hold you close to Him.


Posted by: Abby at December 17, 2017 11:28 PM (uEn5N)

324 311 T, what did you think of this trailer before Star Warbles the Last Yeti?
https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

I thought Gerrold's Chtorr series meets Stephen King and a bit of the Blair Witch Project. Was not impressed.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:25 PM (nZNJN)

Hopefully with less pedo crap than Gerrold puts into his work...

But yeah, sad and disheartened by what I've seen from the trailer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:29 PM (xJa6I)

325 Getting lots of great emails about the script.
Thanks, everyone!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:29 PM (eMKNe)

326 Is Meryl going to climb up on her pulpit and give another sermon? 'Cause I really give a rat's ass about her opinions.
Posted by: nerdygirl

She's going to get up on a pedestal.
So we can look up her dress.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


She's getting up there in age. You probably don't want to do that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:30 PM (+lVUW)

327 They really screwed up their overhead menu. I went
in there several months ago. It was hard as hell to figure out what was
offered. They seem to have designed it to push the meals rather than
individual items. And, yes, the interior was institutional.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

Not only that, but the overhead menus are video screens, and they keep shifting stuff around, which makes it really hard to price-compare, which is, I expect, the end game.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:30 PM (oPNmq)

328 "...nothing after that will be worthwhile. "

Or before it, either, likely...

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 11:30 PM (w7KSn)

329 nerdygirl, LOL.

Depends under Spanx is *not* a chic look.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:31 PM (eMKNe)

330 323 Logprof, my dad died this summer at 91. He had been ill for a few months, but i kept him at home so he would pass in his own bed. I can testify The Horde kept me sane during the worst times and wrapped me in love and prayers when i needed it. Your grandmother is with her family but she's also in your heart forever.
May God bless your family and hold you close to Him.


Posted by: Abby at December 17, 2017 11:28 PM (uEn5N)

--Thank you so much.

I could deal with her loss if it weren't for all the other crap.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:31 PM (GsAUU)

331 "(It's The ONT come on in.)"

Close the damn door! You're lettin all the cold air in!

Posted by: My Dad at December 17, 2017 11:32 PM (w+Jhj)

332 "May the Spanx be with you"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:32 PM (nZNJN)

333 She's getting up there in age. You probably don't want to do that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:30 PM (+lVUW)

Even the cooties are getting Social Security.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (oPNmq)

334 Oh and I finally finished Guadacanal by Richard Frank.

It was damn good, very fair and brutally honest.

If anyone has any suggestions on a good book on the Marshalls or the Carolinas or any other South Pacific campaigns, would love to hear it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (xJa6I)

335 Even the cooties are getting Social Security.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (oPNmq)

They've been on disability for years.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

336 Fritz.....have you ever latticed your bacon?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 17, 2017 11:35 PM (mMeIQ)

337 The last time I went to a McD, I ordered one of their fancy drinks and had to answer about 26 questions before I could get my drink. Hot, cold, whipped cream or not, cherry or not, mocha, latte, cappucino, regular, room for cream, etc. And all this being asked by a cashier with a limited command of English.

I won't be back for any more of those.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 11:35 PM (w7KSn)

338 Fritz.....have you ever latticed your bacon?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 17, 2017 11:35 PM (mMeIQ)

Isn't that a rather personal question, even for the ONT?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (oPNmq)

339 If anyone has any suggestions on a good book on the Marshalls or the Carolinas or any other South Pacific campaigns, would love to hear it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (xJa6I)

Have you read the original, brutally honest, first-hand account? With the Old Breed, by E.B Sledge?

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (zCyNd)

340 I eat at Subway now and again, mostly because I can get a sandwich that does not put my daily calorie intake through the roof. It's of tolerable quality. That's it. It's not much of a sales pitch.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (H5knJ)

341 The days of our years are threescore years and ten
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years
yet is their strength labour and sorrow
for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.


--Psalm 90:10

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (GsAUU)

342 Where does Peter Daou have his I Heart Hillary tattoo?

Posted by: Downcast at December 17, 2017 11:37 PM (HLZqQ)

343 339 If anyone has any suggestions on a good book on the Marshalls or the Carolinas or any other South Pacific campaigns, would love to hear it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (xJa6I)

Have you read the original, brutally honest, first-hand account? With the Old Breed, by E.B Sledge?
Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (zCyNd)

I have have it, read it and love it!

Those were Marines in those days.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:37 PM (xJa6I)

344 Getting lots of great emails about the script.

Thanks, everyone!


With the crap Hellywood is churning out, I hope you're not surprised.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 11:38 PM (IcT7t)

345 There's some good books on Tarawa and Okinawa, but was hoping to get something in sequential order, covering 1943 campaigns down south next.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:38 PM (xJa6I)

346 They really screwed up their overhead menu. I went in there several months ago. It was hard as hell to figure out what was offered. They seem to have designed it to push the meals rather than individual items. And, yes, the interior was institutional.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:27 PM (+lVUW)


Yeah ... I had the same experience. No actual menu but just different things flashing across tv screens. It seemed that they didn't even list the basic stuff, really.

A guy after me was trying to order something but he didn't really know what to call it (and the retard at the register had no idea) so they both stood there watching the tv screens waiting for something to come up that he wanted. But it was fast - maybe 5 seconds a screen - so they had to go through several rounds before he could find what he wanted and then they could both catch it on the screen. It was insane.

I used to love McDonald's - and I still like the burgers (though the fries have gone seriously downhill) - but what they are doing to their places is just mind-boggling. And I only found out a little while ago that they don't have any more super-sizes. WTFF??

I used to eat at McDonald's a lot but now, only once in a blue moon. I've switched my fast-food meals mostly over to pizza and cheesesteaks - which is not a bad trade, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 11:38 PM (8gDQu)

347 Blanco, LOL.

Gonna replace it with QDPwood. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:39 PM (eMKNe)

348 o and screw the Patriots and all the officials on their payroll

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 11:39 PM (vChNs)

349 AOP.......lol......phrasing

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 17, 2017 11:39 PM (mMeIQ)

350 The Trump admin banning certain words:

Shwing!


Does this qualify as "based"!

Posted by: MAGA at December 17, 2017 11:39 PM (LnOh3)

351 A tattoo of Hillary? Well, I find tattoos generally abhorrent, but if I absolutely had to get one, a tattoo of Hillary being hung from a gallows alongside Obama, Huma, Holder, Jarrett and Lynch would be what I'd choose.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 17, 2017 11:40 PM (w+Jhj)

352 Those were Marines in those days.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:37 PM (xJa6I)

Yes, they were Marines, the key theme of Sledge's experience was how one became a Marine. Nobody's born that way.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:41 PM (zCyNd)

353 311 T, what did you think of this trailer before Star Warbles the Last Yeti?
https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

I thought Gerrold's Chtorr series meets Stephen King and a bit of the Blair Witch Project. Was not impressed.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:25 PM (nZNJN)


Honestly, I thought it looked like every trailer for every action movie in the last ten years, except more colorful and with Oprah. What's my motivation to watch this?

Also (and again I haven't read most of the book), these beings the kids meet are supposed to be super-powerful and all, but whatever they're fighting is something they can't win against, but a 12-year-old girl can? Because why? It just looked retarded.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:41 PM (MmeCn)

354 "In short, any startled police officer can reasonably shoot at the first
movement he sees in the dark, regardless of safety concerns or objective
reality."

Now combine with the Arizona lesson that anyone failing at the "Simon Says" game may be summarily executed, unlike terrorist insurgents who must be handled with tender care and given lawyers, and we have the beginning of a new age of policing.


Actually I think that AZ and MN are both offshoots of failures in training and the growth of ambush attacks on police which the Obama/Holder/Lynch DOJ set in motion and got BLM to continue with the help of ME terror related organizations doing funding and training of the activists. Doesn't excuse them as not murders of some degree though.

Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 11:42 PM (zOpu5)

355 345 There's some good books on Tarawa and Okinawa, but was hoping to get something in sequential order, covering 1943 campaigns down south next.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:38 PM (xJa6I)


---

my sense is that after Tarawa, we learned some lessons that make the Marshalls go easier. My step-granddad fought with the 7th army division (Attu, Kwajelein and Leyte).

Then the Japanese adapted leading to Pelelieu/Iwo/Okinawa

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 17, 2017 11:42 PM (vChNs)

356 Getting lots of great emails about the script.
Thanks, everyone!


Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:29 PM


Well done!

Posted by: otho at December 17, 2017 11:42 PM (qGuLD)

357 "Have you read the original, brutally honest, first-hand account? With the Old Breed, by E.B Sledge?

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:36 PM (zCyNd)
"

We've still got my Dads' original hardbound copy he got. If I'm not mistaken it's a special edition that was made for veterans of the battle.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 17, 2017 11:43 PM (w+Jhj)

358 Gonna replace it with QDPwood. ;-)

Phrasing?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 11:43 PM (IcT7t)

359 Condolences, logprof.

What's even worse than losing your last grandparent is realizing you are the family elder because not only are all your grandparents gone, so is your mother and father, and all your aunts and uncles.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at December 17, 2017 11:44 PM (Ba1id)

360 However, I did like Star Wars. The middle third was questionable to me, but I thought Luke had a very strong character arc and that made up for a lot.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:44 PM (MmeCn)

361 Hello, Horde! I hope you've had a great week.

Unrelated to anything is this story from today...I went to the apartments' laundry room to throw a load in the washer and get a Diet Coke. There's a table by the Coke machine that always has some literature from Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, there was a pamphlet titled, "What Is The Key To Happy Family Life?"

Under the title, someone had written:
To Crush Your Enemies
See The Driven Before You
And To Hear The Lamentations Of Their Women.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 17, 2017 11:44 PM (rJUlF)

362 Is Mc Stain sandbagging the tax cut vote? Too sick to vote, but back on the job in January?

Posted by: Downcast at December 17, 2017 11:45 PM (HLZqQ)

363 A tattoo of Hillary? Well, I find tattoos generally
abhorrent, but if I absolutely had to get one, a tattoo of Hillary being
hung from a gallows alongside Obama, Huma, Holder, Jarrett and Lynch
would be what I'd choose.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 17, 2017 11:40 PM (w+Jhj)

Hillaroid, in her wildest dreams, never looked that good. It would funny as Hell to get Pete Davidson drunk out of his mind (a short journey, to be sure) and then add a noose to the tattoo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 11:45 PM (oPNmq)

364 I think I have some Walter Lord I haven't read yet. So I'll go check the history section of my tower of books/library.

Then I'm going to hug my dog and tell him I love him.

Night all, be of good courage, drink hot cocoa or cold beer as required.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:46 PM (xJa6I)

365 Also (and again I haven't read most of the book), these beings the kids
meet are supposed to be super-powerful and all, but whatever they're
fighting is something they can't win against, but a 12-year-old girl
can? Because why? It just looked retarded.


The kids can get into places the super chicks can't. Least, that's how the books had it. The movie will probably have some explanation about midichlorians or something.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 11:46 PM (IcT7t)

366 Blanco, yeah I thought of that after it was too late...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

367 The most recent book on the Pacific theater, approached in detail, is Ian Toll's second book in a three parter-"Pacific Crucible"

Posted by: Miklos, also having history degree at December 17, 2017 11:47 PM (zCyNd)

368 Thanks for all your hard work this week on behalf of the Horde, Mis Hum.
*********

re the MN trigger happy cop -- There was an interview with the local DA this week, in which he complained that he couldn't reach a charging decision yet because he is still waiting on investigative reports from the police.

One might expect a faster pace if it was one of them shot and killed, yes?
***********

re Subway -- Their product sucks, and is overpriced. Especially their bread. My last purchase there was probably over 5 years ago.
*********

So those 7 words are banned from the CDC's budget request. Not from all use there. Now that makes a little more sense. And that, I should note, is NOT the way the ban has been portrayed, even in conservative media.

Next hopefully, we can get rid of 'kinetic military action' and go back to that handy and ancient word 'war'. I hear 'radical islamic terrorism' is making a big comeback too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 11:47 PM (0ogQG)

369 To start with overviews, there is the Time-Life World War II books. In particular the volume titled Island Fighting that covers the effort from Guadalcanal to Peleliu.

Or maybe The West Point Atlas of War - World War II: The Pacific that covers everything from Pearl Harbor to the proposed invasion of Japan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:47 PM (nZNJN)

370 Just saw the latest Star Wars...
Pretty bad
So, is it supposed to be a secret that Martin Sheen played Princess Leia?

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 17, 2017 11:47 PM (FTPVM)

371 What's even worse than losing your last grandparent is realizing you are the family elder because not only are all your grandparents gone, so is your mother and father, and all your aunts and uncles.
Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at December 17, 2017 11:44 PM (Ba1id)

--My dad was only 18 when I was born.
He may yet outlive me.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:48 PM (GsAUU)

372 I dislike Subway because while we suffered through the long, drawn-out, ten-year lawsuit my cousins waged against my mother, that was the only place to eat within walking distance of the courthouse, and the food isn't good enough to overcome the bad association and memories.

Posted by: biancaneve at December 17, 2017 11:48 PM (A/iod)

373 311 ...what did you think of this trailer before Star Warbles the Last Yeti?

https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ


Where is Charles Wallace?



Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 17, 2017 11:48 PM (rJUlF)

374 By the way, kudos to MisHum for posting Trisha's "Walking Through Bethlehem." One of my favorite Christmas songs.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:49 PM (MmeCn)

375 So, is fast food going away or is it just the case of 2 franchises making bad decisions? I'd like to think more people were eating at local businesses. The fewer corporations bribing the congress critters, the better.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (+mfcd)

376 It really gets to be a drag when all we really need is love:

https://youtu.be/s_nSrQffPZA

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

377 Rey to Luke, "I will not fail you."

Even when Yoda was beating sense into Luke, they were recycling lines from Empire Strikes Back.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (nZNJN)

378 Nobody's born that way.
Posted by: Miklos
--------

As one who has mixed with the Marines, I can vouch for that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (w1zJX)

379 Well Mark is gone, so maybe I'll give him my Pacific War recos next time.


Miklos, Toll's second part, I thought, is The Conquering Tide, which is out, and which covers precisely the subjects Mark asked about.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (uyrlv)

380 Everybody gets their sandwiches from Amazon anyway, right?

Posted by: Millenial Miklos at December 17, 2017 11:52 PM (zCyNd)

381 311 T, what did you think of this trailer before Star Warbles the Last Yeti?
https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ

I thought Gerrold's Chtorr series meets Stephen King and a bit of the Blair Witch Project. Was not impressed.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:25 PM (nZNJN)



And Oprah Winfrey being annoying.

Posted by: buzzion at December 17, 2017 11:52 PM (cAnNx)

382 So, is it supposed to be a secret that Martin Sheen played Princess Leia?

They wanted Charlie, but Martin looks younger these days.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 11:53 PM (IcT7t)

383 As one who has mixed with the Marines, I can vouch for that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (w1zJX)

Hard to explain to the wife why you always sleep with a pungee stick under the pillow

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, but the last millenium at December 17, 2017 11:54 PM (zCyNd)

384 Yes, they were Marines, the key theme of Sledge's experience was how one became a Marine. Nobody's born that way.
Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos


The other night I saw a youtube video of R. Lee Ermey being interviewed about "Full Metal Jacket".
He described how the non-coms had to get enlistees prepared to be shipped to VietNam in the sixties. It's a great interview. The training time was cut and they had to be pretty physical to get the marines ready for combat fast.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:54 PM (+lVUW)

385 "attraction doesn't necessaryly exploit a woman"

there's recently been speculation if harvy weinstein blackballed mira sorvino. so, i looked up her bio on imdb. she probably was but i can't tell as she's been very busy.

however, i learned she's very smart. like genius level genius. she went to harvard, speaks mandarin and french fluently and her thesis on anti-african racism in china won awards. here's a pertinent quote:

"there's a side of my personality that goes completely against the east coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across america."

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 17, 2017 11:54 PM (Pg+x7)

386 What they did with the Leia character, could you make her more of a Jedi-powered Mary Sue Rian?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 11:54 PM (nZNJN)

387 So who's in line in Arizona to get appointed to take McCain's place?

Posted by: Scott S. Dale, Esq. at December 17, 2017 11:55 PM (qYCgM)

388 This is the link to the R. Lee Ermey interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlcZnhc5_H8&t=637s

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2017 11:55 PM (+lVUW)

389 354 "In short, any startled police officer can reasonably shoot at the first
movement he sees in the dark, regardless of safety concerns or objective
reality."

Now combine with the Arizona lesson that anyone failing at the "Simon Says" game may be summarily executed, unlike terrorist insurgents who must be handled with tender care and given lawyers, and we have the beginning of a new age of policing.


Actually I think that AZ and MN are both offshoots of failures in training and the growth of ambush attacks on police which the Obama/Holder/Lynch DOJ set in motion and got BLM to continue with the help of ME terror related organizations doing funding and training of the activists. Doesn't excuse them as not murders of some degree though.
Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 11:42 PM (zOpu5)


You'd think Kapernic and the douchebag kneelers would be able articulate what their concern is. I thought it was bad cops. If there were only an example or two of actual bad cops getting away with murder that they use as examples....

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 11:56 PM (Eu5eZ)

390 Miklos, Toll's second part, I thought, is The Conquering Tide, which is out, and which covers precisely the subjects Mark asked about.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 11:51 PM (uyrlv)

You are correct, Sir. I mixed up the part that I have read with the part that came out since. The second volume covers 42-44, which I think is Mark's interest.

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, but the last millenium at December 17, 2017 11:56 PM (zCyNd)

391 The only thing that made me go "I'm sorry, what?" about Last Jedi was Leia floating herself from space back into the ship. Didn't make any sense.

Most of the rest was things I would have done differently but didn't consider horrible decisions on their own terms.

Posted by: T at December 17, 2017 11:58 PM (MmeCn)

392 McCain's tumor has actually been tapped to succeed him. The thinking is it is more even tempered and less egoistic than it's host.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 17, 2017 11:58 PM (FTPVM)

393 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 17, 2017 11:54 PM (Pg+x7)

--It also needs to be noted that Paul, her daddy, is pretty badass.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 11:58 PM (GsAUU)

394 "Three Death Stars and a Funeral." It's just the same crap recycled over and over. And over. And over.

Posted by: I Say Tomato, You Say Dark Side at December 17, 2017 11:59 PM (qYCgM)

395 Is Mc Stain sandbagging the tax cut vote? Too sick to vote, but back on the job in January?
Posted by: Downcast at December 17, 2017 11:45 PM (HLZqQ)


Either he will get much better soon or he his just milking a couple extra Christmas vacation days and will be back to DC in January.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 11:59 PM (Eu5eZ)

396 Star Wars is pure leftovers and reheating

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 17, 2017 11:59 PM (FTPVM)

397

Miss me yet?

Posted by: george lucas at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (qGuLD)

398 ... this is consistent with my experience knowing some very smart women who enjoyed being beautiful.

it's also interesting that she played romy in "romy and michelle's high school reunion". a lot of ditzy dames have been played by smart actresses. there's also lis kudrow (michelle & the friends" character), christina applegate (married with children), judy holiday et al.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (Pg+x7)

399 Which reheats better?

[ ] Star Wars plots

[ ] meatloaf

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, but another millenium at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (zCyNd)

400 He's too old to rock and roll but he's too sick to vote.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2017 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

401 Wow - the cookbook is incredible! Finally, a use for all my carrots.

Posted by: stonecutter at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (Bfr22)

402 Miss me yet?


Posted by: george lucas


I'm not a stormtrooper, George. You'll know when I pull the trigger.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (IcT7t)

403 Miklos, if you haven't, you might check out Hornfischer's "The Fleet at Flood Tide", which covers the latter part of the period under discussion, and of interest to Mark. The Marianas campaign figures prominently of course.


Was going to/will mention to Mark that since he liked Frank's "Guadalcanal" (which is subtitled, as I recall, somewhat boldly but probably fairly as "the definitive history of the battle), he should read Frank's "Downfall". One of the best crushing refutations of the "revisionist" crap regarding the war's end that I've seen. You might find that interesting, too.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (uyrlv)

404 399
Which reheats better?



[ ] Star Wars plots



[ ] meatloaf

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, but another millenium at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (zCyNd)
























meatloaf, and its more versatile.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (9G8jN)

405 So "The Last Jedi" starts off with a group of about 2,000 rebels ("the Resistance" LOL) and ends with about 8 survivors flying off in the Millennium Falcon. So a heartwarming tale where almost everyone dies and the survivors don't seem particularly upset about it.

Posted by: I Say Tomato, You Say Dark Side at December 18, 2017 12:05 AM (qYCgM)

406 Which will destroy all rational and productive discourse in the Western Civilizational canon?

[ ] Frankfurt School neo-Marxian fascism
[ ] Star Wars

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, by the ml. at December 18, 2017 12:06 AM (zCyNd)

407 Star Wars or meatloaf? One out of two ain't bad.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2017 12:06 AM (IqV8l)

408 McCain is now boldly defining the precise opposite of the meaning of "public servant". Of course his colleagues generally do the same, but he takes it to new levels with his betrayal of his constituents and fanatical devotion to self over country.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 18, 2017 12:06 AM (uyrlv)

409 it's also interesting that she played romy in "romy and michelle's high school reunion". a lot of ditzy dames have been played by smart actresses. there's also lis kudrow (michelle & the friends" character), christina applegate (married with children), judy holiday et al.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (Pg+x7)

--Kelly Bundy FTW!

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:06 AM (GsAUU)

410 meatloaf, and its more versatile.


Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (9G8jN)

It sings, and it spackles, too!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:07 AM (oPNmq)

411 Little Black Dresses with plunging necklines, stiletto heels and no panties.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 18, 2017 12:07 AM (0V2ki)

412
It sings, and it spackles, too!


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:07 AM (oPNmq)

it changes your life! Gets rid of your wife! it turns you into an eight year old hindu boy!

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 12:09 AM (9G8jN)

413 It sings, and it spackles, too!


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:07 AM (oPNmq)

it changes your life! Gets rid of your wife! it turns you into an eight year old hindu boy!


It slices! It dices! It even circumcises!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:09 AM (IcT7t)

414 It sings?

https://youtu.be/RrxlbLVcpqI

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 18, 2017 12:10 AM (nZNJN)

415
Well, if any of you remember my little encounter with the Gypsy con-man and are wondering about the latest:

I haven't seen hide nor hair of them, and so hopefully they did get the hell out of Dodge and will never return. I liked to know if the cops did run that tag number and find anything interesting. Probably wouldn't tell us if they did.

Now, in talking to my parents about what exactly happened, I've learned a few things. Lord, I didn't want to make my poor mother think I was mad at her and scolding her, so I took it easy.

The head man, the one I got into the staring contest with was one hell of a smooth operator. Obviously not his first rodeo.

Get this: my mother said she didn't know him, but thought my father did, and vice versa with my father.

He was skilled at appearing to be some nice, long time no see guy, and you were embarrassed you couldn't remember his name.

My mother swears he called her by her full name when she answered the door. And that he knew my father's name.

I don't know. It's possible he cleverly "phished" that info out of them without them realizing it. He knew my name, and he indeed phished that out of my mother.

"Well, Mrs. X, how are the children?", said with such sincerity and friendless. She corrected him that they have only one son. He then acted like, oh yeah, that's right, now his name is......." She told him, and "Yeah, that's right"

Well, this is getting long for one post. I'll continue later.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:10 AM (8O3HH)

416 Rhomboid-

Hornfischer is on my list, thanks for the reminder.

I had forgotten (temporarily).

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, by the metric millenium at December 18, 2017 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

417 But wait, there's more!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2017 12:11 AM (eMKNe)

418 Subway sandwiches are just plain mediocre on their best day. Of course, in the metro Philly area, the large number of great cheesesteak and sub shops also hurts them.

Posted by: RM at December 18, 2017 12:11 AM (eP+dt)

419 meatloaf, and its more versatile.

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (9G8jN)

And ketchup on DVDs just makes a mess.

Posted by: Miklos, from housekeeping at December 18, 2017 12:11 AM (zCyNd)

420 404 399
Which reheats better?



[ ] Star Wars plots



[ ] meatloaf

Posted by: Millenial Miklos, but another millenium at December 18, 2017 12:02 AM (zCyNd)
























meatloaf, and its more versatile.
Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 12:04 AM (9G8jN)

Well... I'll do ANYTHING for love... by Dashboard Lights... as a Bat out of Hell... Comes Back to me now...

Posted by: MeatLoaf at December 18, 2017 12:11 AM (NgKpN)

421
I need some travelling Roma Gypsies to resurface my gravel driveway.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2017 12:12 AM (IqV8l)

422 It slices! It dices! It even circumcises!
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:09 AM (IcT7t)

--It slices!

It dices!

Look at that tomato!

https://youtu.be/HFHqTzeIuKE

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:12 AM (GsAUU)

423 Saw Star Wars this afternoon, and absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic roller coaster ride, and I'm willing to concede that it may be even better than TESB.

Of course, I pretty much stayed out of the speculation business this time around, so I was not disappointed because my preconceived notions were not met.

I was pretty bitter about RotI because my imagination had run wild between TESB and RotJ. "There is another." " I know. " I call those two sentences the words that launched a thousand stories. I subscribed to the same theory a lot of other people in our little corner of fandom did, and there were a lot of harsh words said afterwards.

But in this case, I was no longer involved and really didn't try to project my expectations into the second movie. As long as Disney lost the damn Ewoks and Jar-Jar Binks, I was happy -- and very pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at December 18, 2017 12:13 AM (Ba1id)

424 Yep, The Dual Monarchy had a navy (though I'm too lazy too look up whether the Dual Monarchy existed in 1866):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_(1866)

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 10:47 PM (GsAUU)


It was the Austrian Empire from 1804 through 1867; the Dual Monarchy was formed following the Austrian defeat by Prussia in the Seven Weeks War of 1866 (the Hungarians took advantage of Austrian discomfiture to negotiate themselves co-equal status with the Austrians under the Hapsburgs). Italy was allied with Prussia during that war, and lost both the land battle of Custoza and the naval battle at Lissa, but managed to receive Venice as her share of the spoils due to the magnitude of the Prussian victory over the Austrians at the battle of Sadowa/Koniggratz.

In any case, even after that debacle and loss of territory Austria/Austria-Hungary owned a fair stretch of the eastern Adriatic coastline, from Trieste all the way down to Ragusa (modern day Dubrovnik). The navy was based at Trieste, which was handed over to Italy at the end of WWI.

In addition to a considerable submarine force, the Austrians also had a respectable surface fleet, including four dreadnoughts. The sinking of the Szent Istvan (one of the four) as the result of a torpedo hit was filmed, and was very commonly used as stock footage in historical films (even ones depicting completely different events) for years. Still very easy to find on YouTube...the crew running across the hull as she capsized is interesting to see.

Posted by: HTL at December 18, 2017 12:13 AM (mUWne)

425 I need some travelling Roma Gypsies to resurface my gravel driveway.

Better strip the flesh off 'em first, to minimize settling.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:13 AM (IcT7t)

426 >>>Star Wars is pure leftovers and reheating

Smothered in SJW sauce to disguise the flavor.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 18, 2017 12:14 AM (+mfcd)

427 It slices! It dices! It even circumcises!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:09 AM (IcT7t)

I hate those new spiralizer/circumcisers all the young mothers think are so fashionable.

Posted by: Miklos, unlicensed Mohel at December 18, 2017 12:14 AM (zCyNd)

428 Yep, Subway sandwiches are thin and tasteless, plus they have Jimmy John's, Jersey Mike's, Potbelly, etc. in the mix now. I'm not surprised by those numbers.

Posted by: Gem at December 18, 2017 12:15 AM (XoAz8)

429 It was the Austrian Empire from 1804 through 1867

--Yep, that's why I did not dare call it the Dual Monarchy.

Thanks for doing the research for me.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:15 AM (GsAUU)

430 Yeah they ditched the Ewoks and gave us as Puffin analogs the Porg.

One day Locutus of Porg will arise and bring unity.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 18, 2017 12:16 AM (nZNJN)

431 Yep, Subway sandwiches are thin and tasteless, plus they have Jimmy
John's, Jersey Mike's, Potbelly, etc. in the mix now. I'm not surprised
by those numbers.


I like Jimmy John's fast delivery. I can get on with regretting my order that much sooner.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:17 AM (IcT7t)

432 I need some travelling Roma Gypsies to resurface my gravel driveway.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 18, 2017 12:12 AM (IqV8l)

To do work Americans just won't do.

Posted by: The travelling Wilburys at December 18, 2017 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

433 And I did not know that SCOAMT had nabbed the "monument" in Utah as he was walking out of office. So any protests are purely theater, then.

Posted by: Gem at December 18, 2017 12:18 AM (XoAz8)

434 401 "... finally a use for all my carrots..."

fwiw, jacques pepin's recipe for spaghetti bolognese contains carrots. & that's pretty close to chili!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:21 AM (Pg+x7)

435 I am watching Bride of the Ancient Mage, which is currently the most popular anime ... if you don't count those ridiculous shows that have 400 episodes. It has a little of the Miyazaki themes, where everything tends to be on some difficult metric between friend and enemy. The main character in Spirited Away tended to be a pawn, but later a person who gains sympathy through her struggle and honesty. This puts these cryptic and powerful characters in the same boat as the audience.

Jordan Peterson, a fan of Joseph Campbell no doubt, said that good writing is a struggle between the writer and the unconscious. I'm sure he could expound at length about that Wrinkle trailer. You know, save your father from the belly of the beast, especially if he is Chris Pine.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 12:22 AM (rnAwa)

436 >>>Fritz.....have you ever latticed your bacon?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette<<<

By the will of God, this is a technique I must try.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2017 12:24 AM (A1FgP)

437 fwiw, jacques pepin's recipe for spaghetti bolognese contains carrots. & that's pretty close to chili!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:21 AM (Pg+x7)

This is why I kept Jacque Pepin's mummified left testicle dangling from the rear view mirror of my car for 30 years-as a reminder of what not to do.

Posted by: Julia Child at December 18, 2017 12:25 AM (zCyNd)

438 ... it's a recipe he learned when he was a sous chef at the plaza athene in paris.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:26 AM (Pg+x7)

439 437; lol lol lol

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:27 AM (Pg+x7)

440 Thanks for doing the research for me.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:15 AM (GsAUU)


No research required; that was just off the top of my head. The history of the Hapsburgs has always been something of a hobby of mine. Forever bankrupt, most of them not particularly bright, annoyingly pretentious and inbred, at war with France, the Turks and the Protestants (one after the other or sometimes all at once) for almost 700 years, and yet hanging on until 1918 when Woodrow Wilson with his Fourteen Points (as Clemenceau once remarked, God Himself had only ten) tossed them onto the ash heap of history. And Central Europe has been soooo much better off since then...

Posted by: HTL at December 18, 2017 12:27 AM (mUWne)

441 Jordan Peterson, a fan of Joseph Campbell no doubt, said that good writing is a struggle between the writer and the unconscious.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 12:22 AM (rnAwa)

--That is very true.

I have an easy time teasing from my unconscious when it comes to the witty badinage between characters, but the sad or angry stuff . . . it's so hard to put into words.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:27 AM (GsAUU)

442 Paki Daleks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0n88tZQc4Q

New to me, but it looks like 1970's Brit TV.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:29 AM (IcT7t)

443 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:10 AM (8O3HH)

Publius-

To my knowledge, the Gypsy crime situation became such that the US LE authorities set up a center to deal with it. It is based in LA.

Posted by: Miklos is familar with this at December 18, 2017 12:29 AM (zCyNd)

444 As to McDs, I quit going there when the new CEO stated that he wanted them to be 'a progressive burger company', whatever the hell that means.

Actually, I know exactly what that means; they don't want MY business. I'm the wrong type. Deplorable, even. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2017 12:31 AM (0ogQG)

445 I can send pictures.....

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 18, 2017 12:31 AM (mMeIQ)

446 Posted by: HTL at December 18, 2017 12:27 AM (mUWne)

So how did the Hapsburgs dominate Central Europe for 700 years?

They married well.

Their bureaucracy was a workable combination of efficient and corrupt.

That's it.

Posted by: Miklos knows that Hungary still has Hapsburg laws on the books at December 18, 2017 12:33 AM (zCyNd)

447 And Central Europe has been soooo much better off since then...
Posted by: HTL at December 18, 2017 12:27 AM (mUWne)

--To me the Hapsburg Empire is a case study in *NO* to multiethnic empires.



What was a joke was that the Allies called Germany (95% German) an oppressive empire, while looking the other way at Russia, which was barely 50% Russian.

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:33 AM (GsAUU)

448 Richard at the Oliver Harper channel said that there are offically more bad star wars movies than good, just like Terminator. I imagine there were a few that came to that conclusion early. People who liked Teh Force Awakens do not indicate at all if they liked Rogue One or vise versa. But yeah.

Vader isn't the star. The crazy universe is the star of the show, and you could have pumped out twenty movies without a Skywalker or even a Jedi. The universe expands, and that means the next Herbert-inspired coked-up lunatic writer who comes along could have total freedom. They blew it. But hey, you did answer the question "Whatever happened to Admiral Akbar thirty years hence?" so you've got that going for you, which is nice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 12:33 AM (rnAwa)

449 Mueller,
Virginia,
Alabama,
Hawaiian judges,
Wa Po,
etc.
the Empire is striking back.

Posted by: stonecutter at December 18, 2017 12:34 AM (Bfr22)

450 Herbert Herbert Herbert

Posted by: Space Hippie at December 18, 2017 12:35 AM (IqV8l)

451 >>>I can send pictures.....
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette<<<

Nothing says Happy Holidays like bacon pron.

Posted by: Fritz at December 18, 2017 12:35 AM (A1FgP)

452 In my new movie Downsizing my body shrinks! My brain has always been tiny!

Posted by: MATT DAMON! at December 18, 2017 12:35 AM (bc2Lc)

453 452 In my new movie Downsizing my body shrinks! My brain has always been tiny!
Posted by: MATT DAMON! at December 18, 2017 12:35 AM (bc2Lc)


MATT!!! DAMON!!!

Posted by: logprof at December 18, 2017 12:36 AM (GsAUU)

454 Herbert Herbert Herbert

Posted by: Space Hippie at December 18, 2017 12:35 AM (IqV8l)

Humbert Humbert

Posted by: Does the "Lolita Express" board here? at December 18, 2017 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

455 On Friday my company had a chili cook off. I picked crock pot number eleven at random. It had diced carrots in it. Naturally I told the horde right away. An to think I live in Texas.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 12:36 AM (rnAwa)

456
Now, about knowing their names vs. phishing. I've been thinking about this.

I'll be standard operating procedure is to scout for easy targets. Case out joints,etc. It would be possible to go the tax office/county records, etc, and get information that way about a particular location/house you thought would be a potential pigeon.

They go for the elderly, who are vulnerable as hell to this sort of thing. And I wonder how they do that, how they know where some elderly person or couple live.

I wonder if they somehow phish that out of people in the neighborhood.

Anyway, thinking about, I think my showing up was a joker in the deck he wasn't really planning on. But he did try to recover and go with it. With skill. Impressive con-man skill.

My instinct when I think I've fallen into some sort of dangerous situation or such, is to play dumb. I hate to sound like a braggart, but I am really good at that. Maybe the 80 IQ helps or something.

All my life, well since a teenager, my buddies and I would have fun trying to talk like illiterate rednecks, you know for shits and grins. I'd have fun with all the common mispronunciations and malapropisms. Going through life, you hear new ones which strike you as funny and you adopt into your routine.

Great fun has been had by me and friends doing that shit.

I think my instinct to that is natural, but the skill to do it has been learned.

So, when I drove up and saw those characters fucking with the driveway, and this guy I don't know says "Well, hi [publius], hows it been going?", I immediately went into the redneck dummy mode.

And then I got in the house to ask, "What. The. Fuck. Is. Going. Down?"

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:37 AM (8O3HH)

457 On Friday my company had a chili cook off. I picked crock pot number eleven at random. It had diced carrots in it. Naturally I told the horde right away. An to think I live in Texas.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 12:36 AM (rnAwa)

One would think that would be a criminal offense in Texas.

Posted by: Miklos, chef de cuisine de Pannonie at December 18, 2017 12:38 AM (zCyNd)

458 448 "vader isn't the star..."

just saw [art of the first star wars movie on tnt and was reminded that in the first movie vader was subservient to the admiral (?) who ran the death star. he seemed to have been promoted in each movie and ranks just below the emperor in the third movie. he goes from a roving enforcer to running the show.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:39 AM (Pg+x7)

459 And then I got in the house to ask, "What. The. Fuck. Is. Going. Down?"

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:37 AM (8O3HH)

Sorry, I missed the first part of the story. Was it a roofing scam? This is the most common among the Gypsies.

Posted by: Miklos, who has written about this at December 18, 2017 12:41 AM (zCyNd)

460
Paki Daleks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0n88tZQc4Q

New to me, but it looks like 1970's Brit TV.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 18, 2017 12:29 AM (IcT7t)

Spike Milligan was one of the funniest guys ever. When he and Peter Sellers got together to do the Goon Show on Brit radio in the 1950's, it was some of the finest radio comedy, ever, anywhere. Theater of the absurd, over the air. I remember Peter Sellers doing his impression (in a very authentic accent) of a Paki caught in a cement mixer: "Please to be let out! Please to be let out!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:43 AM (oPNmq)

461 And I did not know that SCOAMT had nabbed the "monument" in Utah as he was walking out of office. So any protests are purely theater, then.
Posted by: Gem at December 18, 2017 12:18 AM (XoAz



They scream bloody murder and wildly exaggerate to avoid conceding the slightest gain. They're like Muslims who think once they've set foot someplace, it is claimed in the name of Islam. Wish our side would learn from that.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 18, 2017 12:45 AM (+mfcd)

462 Latest Star Wars, The Last SJW

Actual line: " We need to quit fighting what we hate and start saving what we love"

Annnnd I walked out...

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at December 18, 2017 12:45 AM (FTPVM)

463 >> Sorry, I missed the first part of the story. Was it a
>> roofing scam?

Asphalt driveway "re-sealing" scam. It happened Friday. I posted about it on Friday night's ONT.

It escalated. I was, in their house with my pistol hidden, in a staring contest with the head Gypsy, preparing to shoot him. No joke. The deputies were on their way. He got the hell out of there before they got there, and thank God, before I made a move, which I was carefully planning in my mind. A plan on how I was going to shoot and kill him.....

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:46 AM (8O3HH)

464 448 "vader isn't the star..."

just saw [art of the first star wars movie on tnt and was reminded that in the first movie vader was subservient to the admiral (?) who ran the death star. he seemed to have been promoted in each movie and ranks just below the emperor in the third movie. he goes from a roving enforcer to running the show.


Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 18, 2017 12:39 AM


Boss Vader sells more action figures than Flunky Vader.

Posted by: george lucas at December 18, 2017 12:46 AM (qGuLD)

465 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:43 AM (oPNmq)

Sellers and Milligan were both clinically insane, by anyone's diagnosis, with a particularly bad outcome for Spike Milligan

The two bouncing off each other was inspired.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 12:46 AM (zCyNd)

466 So, when I drove up and saw those characters fucking
with the driveway, and this guy I don't know says "Well, hi [publius],
hows it been going?", I immediately went into the redneck dummy mode.



And then I got in the house to ask, "What. The. Fuck. Is. Going. Down?"





Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:37 AM (8O3HH)

There is a lot of information about Irish Travelers on the Internet. Just do a web search on that term. They are not ethnically Roma Gypsies, but they run the same sort of scams.

And yeah, charm is their stock in trade, as it is for all con artists. They make you want to be their friend and to give them money.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:49 AM (oPNmq)

467 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:46 AM (8O3HH)

Now I remember.

This is one of the reasons Canada stopped visa-free travel for citizens of certain countries.

Or I assume-were these people actual non-Us gypsies, or some domestic variant?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

468 It escalated. I was, in their house with my pistol
hidden, in a staring contest with the head Gypsy, preparing to shoot
him. No joke. The deputies were on their way. He got the hell out of
there before they got there, and thank God, before I made a move, which I
was carefully planning in my mind. A plan on how I was going to shoot
and kill him.....

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:46 AM (8O3HH)

Did you ask the deputies if they'd mind very much if you shot the guy dead, if and when he returns?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:51 AM (oPNmq)

469
They looked sort of "ethnic". My guess would've been Greek, southern European look. But there are native born people around here for generations who have that look as well.

Now, my mother said, "You know, he looked like a Gypsy." Me, I'm not familiar with them, but he struck some sort of Gypsy cord with her somehow.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 12:53 AM (8O3HH)

470 They looked sort of "ethnic".

How did they speak? Native?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

471 I gotta say I am stil angry President Trump overfed those Koi fish, just what the heck

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2017 12:59 AM (PmCoA)

472 I gotta say I am stil angry President Trump overfed those Koi fish, just what the heck

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2017 12:59 AM (PmCoA)

The koi fish are well known Russian operatives, the "fish food" was actually microdots full of top secret data.

Adam Schiff wants to subpoena the fish.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 01:01 AM (zCyNd)

473 I know Miklos, wtf

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2017 01:02 AM (PmCoA)

474 >> How did they speak? Native?

Native. Maybe a little variation from local. Their tag, which number I got through a window with a pair of binoculars, was a Georgia state tag. I'm in Greenville, SC area, southern Greenville County.

I'm sure the operate out of their actual home base (if they have one), so as not to foul their own nest so to speak.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 01:03 AM (8O3HH)

475 >> Did you ask the deputies if they'd mind very much if
>> you shot the guy dead, if and when he returns?

No, these were young school cops, and I'm not going to suggest anything like that.

Now, old school cops, such as were around her in my youth, you could easily talk with them about such things. "Now, you shouldn't kill him, but if you do, make sure to drag the body in the house...."

They'd say shit like that. But now, it's different.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 18, 2017 01:04 AM (8O3HH)

476 I remember Peter Sellers doing his impression (in a very authentic accent) of a Paki caught in a cement mixer: "Please to be let out! Please to be let out!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 12:43 AM (oPNmq)



Please to be caliph of London.

Posted by: Siddiq Khan at December 18, 2017 01:04 AM (+mfcd)

477 Town I live in has 2 Subway shops, both owned by the same person. It's so true about the tats and for quite a few the meth mouth of no teeth. The quality of the food has fallen off from what it began with here. Any sub shop that I grew up with back in Boston, never counted out how many slices of salami that they put on or even the specific number of meatballs. Sad, they are gonna fall by the wayside.

Posted by: morigu at December 18, 2017 01:05 AM (RjtEf)

478 Pork rinds might be the perfect food, joint st sayin

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2017 01:09 AM (PmCoA)

479 IIRC a Wrinkle in Time had some kid mention mitochondria, and the teacher said "The mighty what?" That might be the connection to setup a crossover between franchises. Mitochondria = midichlorians.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 18, 2017 01:10 AM (+mfcd)

480 Just saying damn autocorrect

Posted by: lousagirl at December 18, 2017 01:10 AM (PmCoA)

481 "Please to be let out! Please to be let out!"

I am feeling much amusement at this foolish Pakistani's predicament.

Is it permitted to be expressing such?

Posted by: Joe Biden's MiniMart guy at December 18, 2017 01:12 AM (zCyNd)

482 IN RE: banned words. Let me yield to no one in my expectation of stupidity from the Federal government, however from all I can find this was a case of Trump Derangement Syndrome at the Washington Post.

1) the WAPO can only cite unknown and anonymous high officials at the CDC.
2) they cannot produce any one who was in fact told not to use those words.
3) the CDC has firmly denied it, noting that the concept is beyond stupid.
4) the WAPO is trying to make the story vanish.
5) the usual Leftist suspects are the only ones who got wound up, which does not surprise me.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at December 18, 2017 01:12 AM (6y2eD)

483 Star Wars may recover it's whose relevance when it becomes as politically incorrect as Ron E Howard. And when the poster goes up with some chick as saucy as Slave Girl Leia grabbing the leg of a muscular dude people will get it. It isn't that we like the moral message that can be extrapolated, we don't. We just don't want to be condescended to. It is 180 degrees from good writing.

PG rated Frank Miller's 300

https://youtu.be/gNqiSkd1M6k

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 01:14 AM (rnAwa)

484 It escalated. I was, in their house with my pistol hidden, in a staring contest with the head Gypsy, preparing to shoot him. No joke. The deputies were on their way. He got the hell out of there before they got there, and thank God, before I made a move, which I was carefully planning in my mind. A plan on how I was going to shoot and kill him.....
Posted by: publius

You should take out a restraining order. Request the police report, it should have the owner of the car.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2017 01:15 AM (yM/Yl)

485 IN RE: banned words.


Canary Trap?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 18, 2017 01:15 AM (Eu5eZ)

486 "Which reheats better?"


Why reheat, cold meatloaf sandwiches are great.


Posted by: geoffb at December 18, 2017 01:16 AM (zOpu5)

487 Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at December 18, 2017 01:12 AM (6y2eD)

Welcome Subotai Bahadur, if you are the Subotai of the Wretchardians.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 01:16 AM (zCyNd)

488 Since I let the cats inside they have decided to take over my bed.

I think this is a not so subtle hint that I need to sleep.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 18, 2017 01:20 AM (nZNJN)

489 Star Wars may recover it's whose relevance when it becomes as politically incorrect as Ron E Howard. And when the poster goes up with some chick as saucy as Slave Girl Leia grabbing the leg of a muscular dude people will get it. It isn't that we like the moral message that can be extrapolated, we don't. We just don't want to be condescended to. It is 180 degrees from good writing.

...

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2017 01:14 AM (rnAwa)




Robert E. Howard of Conan fame? Ron Howard is a hyper leftard. If anyone deserves a gropergate annihilation, it's him.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 18, 2017 01:23 AM (+mfcd)

490 Since I let the cats inside they have decided to take over my bed.

I think this is a not so subtle hint that I need to sleep.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 18, 2017 01:20 AM (nZNJN)

And when your AI enhanced cats decide not to let you in...?

Posted by: Miklos "feline singularity" Molnar at December 18, 2017 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

491 Ron Howard is a hyper leftard. If anyone deserves a gropergate annihilation, it's him.

Posted by: Bear phone at December 18, 2017 01:23 AM (+mfcd)

When Ron Howard played Opie on the Andy Griffith Show, he molested himself.

Posted by: Aunt Bea at December 18, 2017 01:25 AM (zCyNd)

492 Well, time for me to hit the sack. Spent the afternoon in the shop today, and completed a grease job and oil change on my '08 Suburban. Last thing I checked was the lube in the rear axle, and it's very low. Went and looked for my bottle of gear lube. Did not find it. Called my neighbor; young daughter answers. "Can I look in you Dad's shop for a bottle of gear lube? I can buy a new one in the morning to replace it." "Sure." So I drive up the road a quarte-mile, and hunt around the shop. No gear lube to be found. Daughter comes out. "Can you give me ride out across the field over there? My horses got out, and are wandering around out there." So she gets in the other Suburban, and we go bouncing across the frozen stubble; no snow to speak of. I drop her by a little copse of trees in a draw. "Do you want help?" She has a halter in hand. "No. I can catch one, put the halter on her, and the other will follow." Me, "Be sure to take you cellphone, so you can call for help if needed."


So, off I go to the neighbor to the south, who runs oilfield trucks, and will surely have some gear lube in the shop. Nobody there, so I head back. There's the girl's cellphone on the center console, where she left it, so I go back to the house to give it back to her. She comes walking up the drive, no halter in hand, and no horses. "What happened?" "I got the halter on one of them, and then she spooked, and I had to let go of the halter. I'm going to call Dad."


So I drive on to the next neighbor to the north. No gear lube there, either. Go back home. I know I have to have some, maybe even a full pail of it. Root around the garage, and finally stumble over a pail, right by the door, that I walked past 20 times today. Filled a liter bottle from it, twice, and then a bit more, to fill the rear axle. Lowered the hoist down, lubed the two upper ball joints, done deal, as the Sun was setting. Rig is ready to roll anywhere, now. Rear axle will be watched closely; seems to have a pinion seal leak.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 01:28 AM (oPNmq)

493 You should take out a restraining order. Request the police report, it should have the owner of the car.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2017 01:15 AM (yM/Yl)

And upon whom would the restraining order be served? The perp and his sons are long gone. For him, violence would be counter-productive. Those scammers survive by keeping a low profile. They can move two counties away, and pull the same scam again, but not if they are wanted throughout the state for a crime of violence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 01:34 AM (oPNmq)

494 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 01:28 AM (oPNmq)

AOP-

I read all these things, and think:

Would I buy a used car from this man?

I think the answer is either absolutely yes or no.

Nothing in the middle.

I do know better than to try to sell a used car to you, though. Except for this one beauty...

Posted by: Honest Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 01:38 AM (zCyNd)

495
Oh and I finally finished Guadacanal by Richard Frank.



It was damn good, very fair and brutally honest.



If anyone has any suggestions on a good book on the Marshalls or the
Carolinas or any other South Pacific campaigns, would love to hear it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 11:33 PM (xJa6I)

===========================
I recommend "Shots Fired In Anger" by Lt. Col. John George. It's both a first person memoir and it includes an extensive review of infantry weaponry used by both the US Army and the Japanese Army. George served at Guadalcanal and in the CBI (he was an officer in "Merrill's Marauders"). Published by the National Rifle Association. Get the 1991 second printing, which has an addendum that covers his service in India and Burma.

Posted by: mrp at December 18, 2017 01:38 AM (Pqytn)

496 I should've had a spin off show. I was pervy & interesting. Unlike Gomer.

Posted by: Floyd the Barber at December 18, 2017 01:38 AM (bc2Lc)

497 Hey again.

Mark, if you're still out there, didn't get your email. Please resend. My address is above.

Also, TV Land has been running ads for this cuddle toy called Trumpy Bear. Anyone else seen 'em (or even order one)?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2017 01:40 AM (jZHL0)

498 I should've had a spin off show. I was pervy & interesting. Unlike Gomer.

Posted by: Floyd the Barber at December 18, 2017 01:38 AM (bc2Lc)

We coulda been contenders.

Posted by: Harvey, formerly of the Weinstein Company at December 18, 2017 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

499 99 In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 17, 2017 10:09 PM (e8kgV)

Wow. Still reading this long and damning report on how TFG and Co. aided and abetted Hezbollah and Iran. *the link is in his nic*

And by Politico, no less. Whoa. Prediction -- More Congressional committee hearings, no actions taken.

Definitely newsworthy stuff; so the WaPo and CNN will no doubt fail to mention this article's existence.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2017 01:48 AM (0ogQG)

500 When Politico publishes something, it is a bit like in the USSR. First it came out in Komsomolskaya Pravda, as a warning that the Party line had changed.

It means that the under-bussing has begun.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 18, 2017 01:53 AM (zCyNd)

501 Evenin Horde of Yuletide Cheer......

I Reckon Santa's got page on His List that's dedicated to The Horde.

Santa's Present Sack must use pocket dimensions to store All The Hottubs He's deliverin....The Horde of Awesome is Prolific.....an Y'all Adide.

1st Monday of the Week.....May the next 4 be successful.




Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 18, 2017 01:54 AM (IlqBS)

502

"When Politico publishes something, ...
...
It means that the under-bussing has begun.
"


So, In the New Order, journalists will hold the rank of Under-Busser.

Posted by: Yeeeeeaaarrrrggghhhhh at December 18, 2017 02:05 AM (FlRtG)

503 I do know better than to try to sell a used car to you, though. Except for this one beauty...

Posted by: Honest Miklos Molnar at December 18, 2017 01:38 AM (zCyNd)

I am pretty easy to sell a used car to. I don't have unrealistic expectations of what I will be getting. Of course, I won't pay more than it's worth to me, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2017 02:11 AM (oPNmq)

504 Pete Davidson is a hack comedian who made his bones riffing on the fact that is father was NYFD and died in the Twin Towers. But the little swine made a joke bout it. Fuck him.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at December 18, 2017 02:15 AM (h7sWp)

505 12 Posts of Christmas, 2017 (Day 4)

Christmas pug wuvs you!

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14226



12 Posts of Christmas, 2017 (Day 5)

The late, great Christopher Lee sings "Jingle Hell"

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14229

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2017 02:21 AM (itfg0)

506 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news .

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14272

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2017 02:21 AM (itfg0)

507 Test

Posted by: Test at December 18, 2017 02:32 AM (Dp6qK)

508 ping

Posted by: Gushka once had doggo named Rexmo at December 18, 2017 02:39 AM (9G8jN)

509 Wife will yell, "are you listening
Half the tree bling is missing"
its a miserable night untangling lights
and fucking with her winter wonderland.

Where's the angel did you hide it
no it's gone, last year you fried it
she's busting my balls, accusing us all
of fucking with her winter wonderland

Now she's searching for some plastic snowman
says I'm the reason why it can't be found
she'll ask me if I'm stupid, I'll say shit man
you can do the job and I'll sit down

later on I'll conspire
to torch it all with greek fire
I'll turn it to ash, then fire up my stash
in the ruins of her winter wonderland

Now she yells the reindeer's crooked
yeah no shit, the spotlights cooked it
I'll be out on the lawn, probably till dawn
fucking with her winter wonderland

Holy shit she found that frigging snowman
it never stands its always falling down
maybe next year I'll devise a new plan
and hide it where it never will be found

As it snows it got me thinking
its probably time I started drinking
I'm heading inside to grab a bottle and hide
and forget about her winter wonderland.





Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 18, 2017 02:41 AM (aMlLZ)

510 The (alleged) great Twitter purge is supposed to happen tomorrow.

This is why limiting oneself to a handful of propitiatory platforms is dangerous when it's in the hands of the enemy.

Alternatives:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycbuw6rh

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2017 02:45 AM (itfg0)

511 /ma applauds wildly!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2017 02:46 AM (XF6gl)

512 /me

stupid fingers

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2017 02:47 AM (XF6gl)

513 propitiatory platforms

propitiatory/proprietary

hmmm....

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 18, 2017 02:48 AM (zCyNd)

514 Watchin 30 for 30.....on DipshitSN....(When they stick to Sports, Some of their work is Magnificent......)

One About the GREATEST TEAM to never WIN A TITLE.....

Fours Falls of Buffalo........

Captivatin, Compelling, Enlighten.........Excellent.
Really, Any of The Horde that saw the K-Gun in Action can testify.....
Exceptional Football In Action....A Pleasure.

Most remember Scott Norwood missing the Field Goal......BUT, The HOFer's, Kelly, Smith.....(and ALL The Other Players)......Shouldered the BLAME for NEVER Winning One......

CLASS.........cause IT'S A TEAM Sport........even Decades Later.

Worthwhile.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 18, 2017 03:05 AM (IlqBS)

515 propitiatory platforms

propitiatory/proprietary

hmmm....

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, not from DDR at December 18, 2017 02:48 AM (zCyNd)


I blame auto cucumber.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 18, 2017 03:08 AM (itfg0)

516 Hi, Horde.

This is one of the best ONT threads I've ever read. Just spent an hour and a half taking it in. Really good stuff, guys (and 'ettes!).

Condolences, logprof.

Ah lubs mah Horde.

Posted by: Johnny at December 18, 2017 03:23 AM (kUotE)

517 Also, AOP is an excellent story teller.

Posted by: Johnny at December 18, 2017 03:31 AM (kUotE)

518 Jim Gaffigan on Subway:

https://youtu.be/wTlHHm3RIW0

Posted by: Johnny at December 18, 2017 03:42 AM (kUotE)

519 Aaand, I'm all alone here. It's not even that late!

Guess I'll turn out the lights on my way out.

Goodnight, my beloved Horde.

Posted by: Johnny at December 18, 2017 03:46 AM (kUotE)

520 Been up more or less sice 12:30

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2017 03:46 AM (aC6Sd)

521 520 Cheers, mate.

Posted by: Johnny at December 18, 2017 03:47 AM (kUotE)

522 There have been times in the past I sit here, write a few thoughts and go.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2017 04:12 AM (aC6Sd)

523 At American Thinker check out Why I Quit Teaching by David Solway

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2017 04:16 AM (aC6Sd)

524 Hitting the road, everyone have a great day

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2017 04:17 AM (aC6Sd)

525 wut?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 18, 2017 04:18 AM (JvM1C)

526 Hot water tanks are designed to start to leaking at 2 AM, is that how it works?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 18, 2017 04:48 AM (tMFgx)

527 Been up more or less sice 12:30
Posted by: Skip



2:12 when I had to take a leak.
Alarm goes off at 4:55 am Central.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 05:17 AM (qbcrG)

528 At least Officer Noor wasn't stabbing people at the mall.

Or running off to join ISIS.

Or running over students with his car.

Or...

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 18, 2017 05:22 AM (Ndje9)

529 Creio Bishop, 21, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree arson for allegedly setting fire to JB's Gentleman's Club.

"Your Honor, my client wouldn't torch it with a ten-foot pole."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 18, 2017 05:38 AM (Ndje9)

530 'Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel is come to Israel!'

Posted by: Eromero at December 18, 2017 05:38 AM (zLDYs)

531 Mornin'.

Even measured against the others in his profession, McVain's selfishness is breathtaking. Self over party and self over country, baby.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 18, 2017 05:44 AM (ul9CR)

532 526- Pies come loose at 3 am, given the basement shower I saw a couple months back.

Posted by: Bete the disillusioned at December 18, 2017 05:49 AM (Ojki1)

533 Err, pipes. Can't imagine the horror show leaking pies would be from.

Posted by: Bete the disillusioned at December 18, 2017 05:51 AM (Ojki1)

534 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 05:51 AM (hyuyC)

535 WhatWhatWhat?

Naval Aviator. Some of them have the biggest egos on the planet.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 05:52 AM (hyuyC)

536 499- Its really not worth mentioning though. Old news.

Posted by: The Weakly Standered at December 18, 2017 05:54 AM (Ojki1)

537 250 It was the Togo's pastrami reuben I ordered that inspired my question a few weeks back of corned beef vs. pastrami.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Corned beef goes on the plate, w/potato, carrot, cabbage, mustard.

Pastrami is smoked corned beef.
It goes on rye w/mustard.

Love'm both!

Posted by: Steelers at December 18, 2017 05:56 AM (5NdOP)

538 Logprof

My condolences for the passing of your Grandmother. Try and hang on to a bit of your youth. It helps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 06:00 AM (hyuyC)

539 Damn, I made the top 10? First time in a long time. Must be a lot more links this past week.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 18, 2017 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

540 Good Morning, Vic.

Good to see you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 06:01 AM (hyuyC)

541 Morning again all. Squeaky clean and headed to work.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 06:08 AM (h6BP/)

542 Google has a doodle.

December Global Festivities Are Being Celebrated by Google With a Seasonal Doodle. Google is celebrating this year's December Winter Festivities with a series of Doodles about a pair of penguins' holiday to visit their warmer-weather relatives.

Isn't that special.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 18, 2017 06:08 AM (KdDCu)

543 Google has a doodle.

December Global Festivities Are Being Celebrated by Google With a Seasonal Doodle. Google is celebrating this year's December Winter Festivities with a series of Doodles about a pair of penguins' holiday to visit their warmer-weather relatives.

Isn't that special.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 18, 2017 06:08 AM (KdDCu)


Let me guess, the penguins are Gay, amirite?

Posted by: R.I.P. Grape-kun at December 18, 2017 06:11 AM (itfg0)

544 Google has a doodle.

December Global Festivities Are Being Celebrated by Google With a Seasonal Doodle. Google is celebrating this year's December Winter Festivities with a series of Doodles about a pair of penguins' holiday to visit their warmer-weather relatives.

Isn't that special.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse


Christmas = North Pole

Penguins = South Pole

Isn't that special.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 06:11 AM (h6BP/)

545 to visit their warmer-weather relatives.


Penguins show up in Florida. The lefties go nuts because of Global Warming Climate Change and The Penguins are COnfused OMG!!!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 06:12 AM (8ikIW)

546 Are the Penguins going to celebrate Kwanzaa too?

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 06:13 AM (8ikIW)

547
They sell single cans/bottles of beer, and shots of liquor to go, and supposedly also loose cigarettes to minors.

Loosie? You got some 'splainin' to do.

Posted by: Ricky Ricardo at December 18, 2017 06:16 AM (ajiE5)

548 Ricky Ricardo

Golf. Clap.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 06:22 AM (hyuyC)

549 Enraging story in Politico (of all places) about how Obama and his idiot sidekick Ben Rhodes protected and enabled Hezbollah's South American drug and gun-running operation (which was importing shitloads of cocaine into the U.S. and using the profits to support its anti-American activities around the globe). Obama and Rhodes did this because Obama didn't want any U.S. law enforcement actions against the criminals in Hezbollah to interfere with his shitty nuclear "deal" with the Iranians.

Just un-fucking-believable how many U.S. lives Obama was willing to sacrifice so that his political ambition of empowering the Iranian mullahs could be achieved.

I can't say anything more about what should happen to Obama without getting a visit from the Secret Service, so I'll stop now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 18, 2017 06:30 AM (fqUgw)

550
Four more days until the hours of daylight begin increasing again! Traditionally however, that's when the cold begins to kick it up a notch. I'm seeing snow in the forecast for the days after Christmas.

Posted by: Acme Explosives at December 18, 2017 06:34 AM (ajiE5)

551 "Let me guess, the penguins are Gay, amirite?



Posted by: R.I.P. Grape-kun"

How quaint. That is so 2010. They are tranny Muslim penguins.

Posted by: Ripley at December 18, 2017 06:38 AM (MxEKc)

552 New Island Forms in Pacificweather.com

How can this be...With all the islands in the Pacific almost underwater now because of GW...

Posted by: Colin at December 18, 2017 06:40 AM (b2pRp)

553
How can this be...With all the islands in the Pacific almost underwater now because of GW...


Gay Weddings?

Posted by: CNN at December 18, 2017 06:41 AM (oVJmc)

554 How can this be...With all the islands in the Pacific almost underwater now because of GW...
Posted by: Colin

The islands are made out of plastic shopping bags and water bottles that the evil USA has dumped into the oceans for hundreds of years

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 06:42 AM (8ikIW)

555 Work preps commence.

Have a serene day everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2017 06:42 AM (hyuyC)

556 I hear that all of the actresses going to the Golden Globes awards will be wearing burkas this year to shield them from the lecherous eyes of the menfolk. Maybe they will have a nice stoning too, and perhaps a musical number featuring a beheading.

Posted by: freaked at December 18, 2017 06:50 AM (UdKB7)

557 good morning horde

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 18, 2017 06:51 AM (hMwEB)

558 We can hit a thousand before JJ puts up the EMT!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 06:54 AM (h6BP/)

559 We can hit a thousand before JJ puts up the EMT!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 06:54 AM (h6BP/)


OK...

Posted by: The Shrugging Hat at December 18, 2017 06:56 AM (itfg0)

560 >>>We can hit a thousand before JJ puts up the EMT!
.
.
.Doing my bit........

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 18, 2017 06:57 AM (+Dllb)

561 Maybe they will have a nice stoning too, and perhaps a musical number featuring a beheading.
Posted by: freaked

Tossing of some gays off of the theatre. A musical number

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 06:58 AM (8ikIW)

562 From quote III:

As amended, the bill now merely says the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections has until January of 2021 to develop rules for the "USE OR REMOVAL" of the barriers.



The problem they have, is not the bp glass, it's what and how they allow stuff to be sold.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2017 07:02 AM (h6BP/)

563 Tossing of some gays off of the theatre. A musical number
Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 06:58 AM (8ikIW)

intermission will feature 20 sexy goats doing the can-can
that's 80 legs kicking!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 18, 2017 07:09 AM (hMwEB)

564 I don't like the idea of banning worked but what Trump has done at the CDC is sure to enrage leftist so it must be good. They have made communication impossible by changeling the meaning of words, or having them so loaded with political overtones the can't be used correctly.. Please, add "homophobia" and "community" to the list.

Posted by: Ripley at December 18, 2017 07:11 AM (MxEKc)

565 JJ is NOod

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2017 07:14 AM (8ikIW)

Things That Make You Shake Your Head

Depending on your point of view and/or religious beliefs Mankind has been around anywhere from 6,000 years to a million or more. Up until now we had no idea nor had considered Menstrual cycles.

Academics intend to establish the field of "critical menstrual studies" with the upcoming publication of the first-ever scholarly handbook devoted to the consideration of menstruation.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstrual Studies, slated for publication in 2020, will be "animated by the central question: what new lines of inquiry, including research questions and social justice engagements, are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the lifespan?" according to the book proposal.



I loved my Mother and when she passed I grieved. My grief was a tad more conventional than sprinkling her ashes on any of my meals.

Grieving Debra Parsons will have her mum Doreen for Christmas dinner this year – by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in.

And for dessert she’ll enjoy Christmas Pud...with a dusting of her mum’s last remains too.

Debra, 41, has felt the urge to EAT Doreen’s ashes since she died in May and has had a small spoonful most days to feel “as close as possible” to her.


If you have to transfer $850,000 to someone, how are you going to do it? Electronic transfer, in person? Sure why not UPS?

“While UPS’s service is excellent in our industry, we are unfortunately not perfect. Occasionally, the loss of a package does occur,” spokeswoman Nirali Raval told CBC. “Our records indicate that our team followed UPS protocol and an exhaustive search for this package was completed by our Operations and Security teams. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate the package."

Mass third world is observed. A word to the criminal migrant by Pat Condell.

If these don't make you shake your head then try to come up with something in this open thread.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 06:33 PM




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1 Not winning the cookbook makes me shake my head. Missed by one and two posts.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:32 PM (hyuyC)

2 Up until now we had no idea nor had considered Menstrual cycles

So the food thread is continued after all!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:34 PM (NWiLs)

3 Jesus. Just kill me.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (e8PP1)

4 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I wanted to say thanks for last nights ONT. Excellent as usual. I hope you don't go CDR M's route. The efforts of you and CBD bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the blog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (hyuyC)

5 Do we have to talk about All The Things?

Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (e8PP1)

6
If I had a check for $850,000 (even if it's fake Canadian money), I would never let it out of my sight.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (OSB+F)

7
And for dessert she'll enjoy Christmas Pud.

Lewinski?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (IqV8l)

8 Insomniac - Nobody in Particular

I gave up on D&D decades ago, but the culture remains in memory. We had a particularly imaginative and fun group. and then there was me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (hyuyC)

9 The publication will have six sections, namely, Menstruation as Narrative, Menstruation as Structural, Menstruation as Embodied, Menstruation as Material, and Menstruation as Fundamental.

Each section is expected to have six to eight chapters, with topics including "queering menstruation," "menstrual suppression," "menstrual art," "FemCare advertising," and "menstrual leave."

"There will be other pieces-some creative writing and images and what we are calling transnational dialogues on key topics," said Bobel, adding that the book is still very much in progress.


Nothing about the challenges that trannies have to deal with regarding menstruation, at least not yet. Maybe that can be the first debate: Should he tranny experience be part of the project?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (FUu/Z)

10 And for dessert she'll enjoy Christmas Pud

Heh. Heh heh heh. Heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (NWiLs)

11 Isn't any "study" which contains the word "critical" some sort of loonie commie crap?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (IqV8l)

12 3 Jesus. Just kill me.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (e8PP1)

Ask and ye shall receive.

Posted by: Jesus at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (NWiLs)

13 I'd pay to see someone tell that Parsons lady that the human body can't metabolize ashes, so shes just been flushing them down the toilet in her poop...

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (o3+fQ)

14
"Critical menstrual studies"

Remember, you're an anti-intellectual mouth breather if you think this is nuts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (eKKMF)

15 I think Matt might want to look at this Critical Menstral thing for a job. I mean he seemed endlessly curious if women were currently menstrating.

Posted by: Matt Lauer's Executive Chair at December 17, 2017 06:39 PM (qou6+)

16 Top 20? While in the airport of all places... BTW, not to self - no sending any inheritance through UPS. LOL

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 17, 2017 06:39 PM (u6ssU)

17 Anon Y. Mous

Critical studies is code for academic crap published to earn tenure. ISTR a stealth discussion on least amount needed to publish in peer-reveiwed literature.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:40 PM (hyuyC)

18 Pat Condell's accurate rants are hilarious. Too bad YouTube is doing their best to silence him. This warning appears now when trying to view his videos:
The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.
Take a guess who might be offended.

Posted by: PurityOfEssence at December 17, 2017 06:41 PM (8ByYz)

19 Planes are hanging motionless in mid air in Atlanta!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l)

20 "Jesus. Just kill me."
-Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (e8PP1)

No.

Posted by: The Father's Son at December 17, 2017 06:42 PM (Ckg4U)

21 That sock would have worked better had I not left in my email link.

*shrugs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:43 PM (Ckg4U)

22 I read years ago that the Hope Diamond was shipped quietly to the Smithsonian by the US Post Office and elaborate precautions were just a ruse.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2017 06:43 PM (+8Yuj)

23 Anytime leftists describe someone as a leading intellectual.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (TisfY)

24 what a stupid time to be alive

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (KCxzN)

25 at my son's preschool a parent made the mistake of bringing in Cupcakes, they had to bring in the school nurse, they were store bought and didn't have anything a kid was allergic too.


I also had it that the teachers now want to be called by their first name, My wife and I don't like it, I feel some respect is lost.

When I drop off my Son I park the car and walk him to the door, all the other Parents use the drop off and they just sit in the cars, sometimes they let the kids out and still sit in the car while the kids walk the 20 feet near the door. There is also some kids that have hot looking nannies, thank you inventor of the Yoga pants

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (dKiJG)

26 The Pat Condell rant is a classic.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (GsAUU)

27 "Planes are hanging motionless in mid air in Atlanta!"
-Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l)

Again?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (Ckg4U)

28 The Ghost of Christmas Pud is my favorite Scrooge character.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (/tuJf)

29 If you have to transfer $850,000 to someone, how are you going to do it? Electronic transfer, in person? Sure why not UPS?

++++

NO, use the USPS. Certified delivery, signature required, with insurance on the package.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (FUu/Z)

30 Pretty soon we'll have Critical Defecation Studies.

Under another name, I'm sure we have them already.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (l9m7l)

31 Mass third world is observed. A word to the criminal migrant by Pat Condell.


Unreal: Youtube is this close to banning Pat Condell, as this video (and probably all of his now) is marked "inappropriate content" and you have to do two extra clocks to view the video, and even then all traffic totals, comments, social media widgets and descriptions are disabled, making it much more difficult to share and go viral.

How do leftists win an argument? By turning off your microphone.

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (42M22)

32 two extra clocks = two extra clicks

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (42M22)

33 WTAF?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 06:46 PM (OYHV7)

34
"Smithsonian mineralogist George Switzer is credited with persuading jeweler Harry Winston to donate the Hope Diamond for a proposed national gem collection to be housed at the National Museum of Natural History. On November 10, 1958, Winston acquiesced, sending it through U.S. Mail in a box wrapped in brown paper as simple registered mail insured for $1 million at a cost of $145.29, of which $2.44 was for postage and the balance insurance."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:48 PM (CHe1r)

35 I had a menstrual cycle once, but the front tire went flat, and it bucked me off. So I threw it on a load of scrap for the crusher.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 06:49 PM (oPNmq)

36 UFOs are back in the news. The Pentagon had a UFO program demanded by Harry Reid who is a friend of that Bigalow guy of the inflatable space craft.

The Pentagon shut down the UFO department, and somebody wants it started back up again.

States that make pot legal have noticed that they will have to stop mandatory drug testing of employees since pot is legal, except federal requirements for drug testing interstate truck drivers is a federal regulation which makes you wonder if the driver licenses in those states where pot is not legal and drug testing is prohibited will no longer be considered valid in other states.

Then there are those cities and states who want to ignore federal immigration law.

Let us not forget those local and state regulations that infringe on the 2nd amendment because the US Constitution does not apply to state law (as some have claimed on this very blog).

If the 2nd amendment doesn't apply to state law, what about the 1st or the 5th or the 14th?

Which is the real point about what is going on here. States want to ignore federal law. We did that once. It was the democrats back then too. It ended in fire.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 06:49 PM (KdDCu)

37 The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstrual Studies, slated for
publication in 2020, will be "animated by the central question: what new
lines of inquiry, including research questions and social justice
engagements, are possible when we center our attention on menstrual
health and politics across the lifespan?" according to the book
proposal.




Here's a situation I doubt they'll be addressing: when, for five years straight, a woman gets to that time of month and becomes depressed because she still isn't pregnant. Yeah, I don't think the childless weirdos will admit to having such thoughts.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 17, 2017 06:50 PM (XKZwp)

38 What the Hell, I click the link for the Pat Condell video and I am getting THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN FLAGGED AS INAPPROPRIATE AND OFFENSIVE so comments and features have been disabled.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 17, 2017 06:50 PM (dKiJG)

39 I don't care how much the cat doesn't want to take a bath. You're going to need to scrub that pussy clean.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:51 PM (Ckg4U)

40 Unreal: Youtube is this close to banning Pat Condell, as this video (and probably all of his now) is marked "inappropriate content" and you have to do two extra clocks to view the video, and even then all traffic totals, comments, social media widgets and descriptions are disabled, making it much more difficult to share and go viral.

How do leftists win an argument? By turning off your microphone.

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (42M22)

++++

Won't play for me. I had to go to the Live Leak link in the description to see it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 06:51 PM (FUu/Z)

41 If it bleeds, it leads.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at December 17, 2017 06:51 PM (UwRDM)

42 I call it feminine hyjinx

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 06:51 PM (BtQd4)

43 11 Isn't any "study" which contains the word "critical" some sort of loonie commie crap?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (IqV8l)

Typically.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

44 I always knew when women at work were menstruating. They always hung around a lot more or vanished completely. meh. You let them come and go as they please.

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 06:53 PM (A1FgP)

45 "two extra clocks = two extra clicks"
-Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:45 PM (42M22)

I'm sorry, but that fucking exchange-rate has come-and-gone. We're gonna need another clock.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:53 PM (Ckg4U)

46
Glad the "sprinkling ashes" story wasn't on the food thread!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 06:53 PM (4DCSq)

47 4 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I wanted to say thanks for last nights ONT. Excellent as usual. I hope you don't go CDR M's route. The efforts of you and CBD bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the blog.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (hyuyC)

Thank you, you are very kind.

You're stuck with me for awhile, slaves can't be fired only sold.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2017 06:54 PM (3/sUh)

48 8 Insomniac - Nobody in Particular

I gave up on D&D decades ago, but the culture remains in memory. We had a particularly imaginative and fun group. and then there was me.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (hyuyC)

It was a lot of fun. I used to play several tabletop RPGs, primarily AD&D, Shadowrun, and the White Wolf series.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:54 PM (NWiLs)

49 "what new lines of inquiry, including research questions and social justice engagements, are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the lifespan?"

Oh, good. I was afraid we were going to run out of lines of inquiry, including research questions and social justice engagements any day now. Crisis averted.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 06:55 PM (y87Qq)

50 *rolls 3D6*

...thre intlgence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:56 PM (Ckg4U)

51 Two extra cocks is 4 too many.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at December 17, 2017 06:56 PM (UwRDM)

52 I saw Critical Menstrual Studies open for UPS Lost Inheritance in '98 at the St Lucia Jazz Festival.

There.


Posted by: goatexchange at December 17, 2017 06:56 PM (YFnq5)

53 >>and social justice engagements, are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the lifespan?"




O.M.G.

These people are elevating navel gazing to a whole new (lower) level.
I am so very tired of the Left's/feminists' obsession with menstruation.
Particularly since they are so averse to the very feminie, womanly thing to which this is related. How about take the pill in such a way that you only menstruate a few times a year and STFU?

And let's not kid ourselves that they won;t be including transgenders who can only "menstruate" in their imaginary life.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 06:56 PM (W+vEI)

54 *sews holes together to make a net*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:57 PM (Ckg4U)

55 While UPS's service is excellent in our industry, we are unfortunately not perfect. Occasionally, the loss of a package does occur

Just a random occurrence, like the loss of many hard drives. Could happen to anyone.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 06:57 PM (rdU0H)

56
"Grieving Debra Parsons will have her mum Doreen for Christmas dinner this year - by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in.

So ... Debra's idea of "letting go" is to release her mother ... in the morning, as her excrement.


There's something wrong with Debra ...

Posted by: Yeeeeeaaarrrrggghhhhh at December 17, 2017 06:58 PM (FlRtG)

57

Tamara Holder, a former Fox News contributor who reached a $2.5 million settlement with the network after alleging sexual assault on Sunday said she broke the terms of her confidentiality agreement in order to return fire on Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Does that mean she has to give the money back?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:58 PM (IqV8l)

58 I have read you get a bunch of women living in a house say some Mormon or Muzzy guy marries a dozen sooner or later their menstrual cycle all start at same time.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 06:59 PM (aC6Sd)

59 Critical Menstrual Studies. So what's next? Intersectional Nocturnal Emission Theory? These people are so hung up on bodily functions, Freud would would have an absolute field day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:00 PM (NWiLs)

60 If I had a check for $850,000 (even if it's fake Canadian money), I would never let it out of my sight.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (OSB+F)

Dipshit used UPS to send a draft for $850 G's a whole 270 miles. That's a 5-hour road trip, FFS. Who here wouldn't make a 5-hour road trip to lay hands on that kind of loot?
Still, I don't see why all parties involved could not gather at the branch bank that issued the draft, and all agree to void the existing draft, wherever it might be, and issue a new one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:00 PM (oPNmq)

61 Pat Condell: "This video has been censored by YouTube for criticising people who are in Europe illegally, and who commit disgusting crimes while here. The clue is the word "criminal" in the title. Everything I say in this video is verifiably true."

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:01 PM (rdU0H)

62
Debra, 41, has felt the urge to EAT Doreen's ashes since she died in May and has had a small spoonful most days to feel "as close as possible" to her.

"What's for dinner?"

"Mom, well done."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 07:01 PM (+s4Vq)

63 My mother gave me a book to read about puberty because she was too embarrassed to discuss the subject with me.
Things have certainly changed, and not always for the better.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 07:02 PM (za7hD)

64 I have read you get a bunch of women living in a
house say some Mormon or Muzzy guy marries a dozen sooner or later their
menstrual cycle all start at same time.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 06:59 PM (aC6Sd)
==========================

*nods in assent*

Posted by: women dorm residents at every college anywhere at December 17, 2017 07:02 PM (lwiT4)

65 Does that mean she has to give the money back?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:58 PM (IqV8l)

++++

According to her, no.

"I want to be very clear here. I would not have been able to be sitting here to say what I'm about to say if it wasn't for Mr. Murdoch and what he said, because my settlement in exchange for money, I had to agree to be quiet, except if I was disparaged or maligned. And because Mr. Murdoch said what he said, that 60 seconds has allowed me to speak out," former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources."

http://thehill.com/media/365346-former-fox-news-contributor-
who-settled-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-breaks

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:02 PM (pvjTE)

66 ...publication of the first-ever scholarly handbook devoted to the consideration of menstruation.


********


Ragtime Joe - a limerick

Al Jolson, now there was a pro
But he needed time off, don't ya know
He suspended his plays
Every twenty eight days
Ah the travails of the old minstrel show!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 07:02 PM (wPiJc)

67 Soyent Green is Mama!

Posted by: Grieving Debra Parsons at December 17, 2017 07:03 PM (IqV8l)

68 Dipshit used UPS to send a draft for $850 G's a whole 270 miles. That's a 5-hour road trip, FFS. Who here wouldn't make a 5-hour road trip to lay hands on that kind of loot?
Still, I don't see why all parties involved could not gather at the branch bank that issued the draft, and all agree to void the existing draft, wherever it might be, and issue a new one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:00 PM (oPNmq)

Exactly, why can't they just stop payment on the draft and issue a new one? It seems like they're over complicating things for no good reason.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

69 The Trump Effect continues to sweep the world!

Trump-esque conservative billionaire voted president of Chile, defeating socialist rival:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42388019

"A conservative billionaire and former president, Sebastián Piñera, has won Chile's presidential election run-off.

His left-wing opponent Alejandro Guillier has conceded victory and congratulated the former president on his win.
...
It is a marked move to the right for the country, which is currently lead by socialist President Michelle Bachelet. She had backed Mr Guillier."

Anti-immigrant party assumes co-leadership of Austria in coalition government with middle-of-the-road conservative party, crushing leftist dreams:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-16/ austrias-anti-immigrant-freedom-party-enters-government-wins-key-ministry-posts

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:03 PM (42M22)

70 Trump-esque conservative billionaire voted president of Chile, defeating socialist rival:

Does he own a helicopter by any chance?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

71 menstrual studies?! uh if you dummies want to toss money around, how about doing actual scientific studies to figure out menstrual migraines. i love mainlining caffeine & aspirin when those hit. maybe you assholes could figure out which hormone is the culprit, and a way to prevent them.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 17, 2017 07:04 PM (hscyr)

72 Was the money sent by a Nigerian Prince?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 07:05 PM (za7hD)

73 70 Trump-esque conservative billionaire voted president of Chile, defeating socialist rival:

Does he own a helicopter by any chance?
Posted by: Insomniac


He probably owns all the helicopters in Chile.

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:05 PM (42M22)

74
Was the money sent by a Nigerian Prince?
Posted by: ALH


Who is partying like it's 1999!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (IqV8l)

75 Still, I don't see why all parties involved could not gather at the branch bank that issued the draft, and all agree to void the existing draft, wherever it might be, and issue a new one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:00 PM (oPNmq)

++++

It was a bank draft, which means it's the bank's money at risk. They are worried that whoever ended up with the check will cash it later and the bank will be out the money. They want the woman to accept responsibility if that happens. The woman said ok, but the bank want her to use her house as collateral. She says no to that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (FUu/Z)

76
Do you want to stop the alt-left fascists from shutting you down?

Then you need to play their game and SHUT THEM down.

It's time to get Outraged & Offended at everything they do.

Posted by: Half Senile Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (9qkgt)

77 Just a random thought - I recall back in college when I was fulfilling some requirement by sitting in a history class where the subject had turned to rather archaic beliefs by early civilizations. One tribe/whatever had science that had to do with linking menstrual cycles to various things, whether bad harvests, good harvests, storms, battle victories, or whatever. There was this mystical bent given to menstruation there, certainly not scientific despite the very sure proclamations of the tribe mystics.

Seems silly to think that humans once thought that way. Even sillier that, I suppose, some still do.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (m9Yt9)

78 72 Was the money sent by a Nigerian Prince?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 07:05 PM (za7hD)


That was exactly my first thought.

(I denounce my deplorable self.)

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (DNH+H)

79 Critical menstrual studies sounds bleedin' goofy.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (LwGHT)

80 Pat Condell? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:07 PM (KdDCu)

81 73 70 Trump-esque conservative billionaire voted president of Chile, defeating socialist rival:

Does he own a helicopter by any chance?
Posted by: Insomniac

He probably owns all the helicopters in Chile.
Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:05 PM (42M22)

Great! Now all he needs to do is

Start up the rotors
Pack the leftist scum
Drop them in the ocean
Leave no one alive

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:07 PM (NWiLs)

82 make you shake your head
===

Tom Brady, man. Tom Brady.

Posted by: Steelers at December 17, 2017 07:07 PM (5NdOP)

83 73 70 Trump-esque conservative billionaire voted president of Chile, defeating socialist rival:

Does he own a helicopter by any chance?
Posted by: Insomniac

He probably owns all the helicopters in Chile.
Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:05 PM (42M22)

He will make them pay for their Helicopter ride.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (dKiJG)

84 I love helicopters, especially when equipped for short distance ocean going ventures with extra seating capacity.

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (yhf6w)

85

You know who's a Fool?

The one who says I hate what the Left has to say but I'll defend their right to say it.

The Left doesn't give a shit about rights. Theirs or yours.

Posted by: Half Senile Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (9qkgt)

86 Was the money sent by a Nigerian Prince?
Posted by: ALH

Must be a real bitch trying to be a legit Internet businessman in Nigeria.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (NWiLs)

87 >>My mother gave me a book to read about puberty because she was too embarrassed to discuss the subject with me.




Heh. My dad decided to take us kids to Woody Allen's "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex.." while my mom was out of town on business. Then was like, OK, any questions? Yeah, the sheep...and woolite...?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (W+vEI)

88 Exactly, why can't they just stop payment on the
draft and issue a new one? It seems like they're over complicating
things for no good reason.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

My understanding of bank drafts is that they are as good as cash, and the sender cannot unilaterally stop payment, as he can with a check. But in this particular instance, where all parties are family, and all agreed that the original was lost, I don't see why the bank couldn't make an exception.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (oPNmq)

89 McCain going back to Arizona and might miss the tax vote, with the thin margin that it is might that matter?

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (aC6Sd)

90 Grieving Debra Parsons will have her mum Doreen for Christmas dinner this year - by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in.


********


Haven't Seen You In Years - a limerick

The fulfillment of Mom's final wishes
Put her ashes on holiday dishes
Her long lost friend Tom
Said "Deb, how's your mom?"
"Why thank you for asking. Delicious!"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 07:09 PM (wPiJc)

91 McCain is being a passive aggressive Nay on the tax vote.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 17, 2017 07:09 PM (m9Yt9)

92 Exactly, why can't they just stop payment on the draft and issue a new one? It seems like they're over complicating things for no good reason.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

++++

Can't do it. A bank draft is a form of guaranteed payment, drawn on the bank's own account. That's the advantage of accepting a bank draft instead of someone's personal check. You know the bank has guaranteed payment.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:10 PM (FUu/Z)

93 A word to the criminal migrant by Pat Condell.

That is such a talented, well-crafted rant. 10 minutes, sweeping in from all angles, hitting every base. I could never come up with all that.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (QTZZW)

94 You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (LwGHT)

95 80 Pat Condell? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse


Seriously?

He the best monologuist in Europe. Totally on-point and devastating each time. He makes videos that are usually about 5- to 10-minutes long, each one like a stand-up comedy routine but intensely political, and generally eviscerating leftist philosophies and obliterating any and all progressive counter-arguments. A must-see.

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (42M22)

96 Bullshit- read "The Red Tent". When you don't know history, you don't know jackshit.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (5njrw)

97 I skipped puberty. Went right from the infantry into adultery.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (wPiJc)

98 Just watched that video by that Brit. I wouldn't be surprised if wasn't already arrested, charged, convicted and thrown under the jail for anti-muslim hate speech in the former democracy known as Britain.
Now back to read the comments.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (gEvQ8)

99 It was a bank draft, which means it's the bank's
money at risk. They are worried that whoever ended up with the check
will cash it later and the bank will be out the money. They want the
woman to accept responsibility if that happens. The woman said ok, but
the bank want her to use her house as collateral. She says no to that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (FUu/Z)

All the bank has to do is to void the initial draft, and put a flag on the document's serial number as "stolen". (inasmuch as anyone who subsequently presents that draft for payment is either a thief or a con artist) And I think they expire after a year, anyway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:13 PM (oPNmq)

100 Menstrual Minstrel

Posted by: wooga at December 17, 2017 07:13 PM (+jo58)

101 The root of all menstruation-related inconvenience is, of course, the patriarchy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

102 k, but the bank want her to use her house as collateral. She says no to that.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:06 PM (FUu/Z)

ups lost the check. why aren't they the guarantor?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (hscyr)

103 Thanks Zombie. Well, I've heard of Pat Condell now, I guess.

Might have confused him with Pat Caddell the political pollster.

Those talking heads all look alike to me.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (KdDCu)

104 100 Menstrual Minstrel
Posted by: wooga


"Oooohhh Tampax
How I love ya
How I love ya
My dear old Tampax!"

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (42M22)

105 You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (LwGHT)


They're good dogs, Northernlurker.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (y87Qq)

106 I remember The Christie Menstrual Singers.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (LwGHT)

107 105 You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (LwGHT)

They're good dogs, Northernlurker.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (y87Qq)

That can read and communicate the content of the sign to their owner too, apparently.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:16 PM (NWiLs)

108 You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (LwGHT)

They're good dogs, Northernlurker.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 201

But who reads the sign?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:16 PM (LwGHT)

109 I have always wondered who picks up the seeing eye dog poop?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 17, 2017 07:16 PM (m9Yt9)

110 Menstrual Minstrel

Their biggest hit? "Let the Blood Flow."

Sirisly, really how much money is going to get sucked into this boondoogle. Isn't cowboy poetry with underwater basket weaving enough?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 07:17 PM (nZNJN)

111
He the best monologuist in Europe. Totally on-point and devastating each time. He makes videos that are usually about 5- to 10-minutes long, each one like a stand-up comedy routine but intensely political, and generally eviscerating leftist philosophies and obliterating any and all progressive counter-arguments. A must-see.
Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (42M22)

This. Spot on accurate.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at December 17, 2017 07:17 PM (VJBq9)

112 110 Menstrual Minstrel

Their biggest hit? "Let the Blood Flow."

Sirisly, really how much money is going to get sucked into this boondoogle. Isn't cowboy poetry with underwater basket weaving enough?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 07:17 PM (nZNJN)

No. We need tranny menstruating cowboys eating gluten-free organic pudding.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (NWiLs)

113 That can read and communicate the content of the sign to their owner too, apparently.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:16 PM (NWiLs)


Well, of course they can't. Dogs can't read. That's what their owners are for.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (y87Qq)

114 They are worried that whoever ended up with the check will cash it later and the bank will be out the money.

First, why would they care? They're going to be out the money, anyways.

If they did care, do we think banks don't or can't talk to each other, or, at the very least, to the cops?

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (TUE05)

115 Remember; you can't spell "menstrual" without men.

Or strual.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (Ndje9)

116 Menstrual in the gallery

Posted by: Jethro Tull Bodine at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (IqV8l)

117 Security robot that shooed homeless people off the street of San Francisco is smeared with feces and forced off the road by angry locals.

That's a real headline and I have nothing to add.

Patton Oswalt will seethe about Trump for seven more years. He will make zero jokes at his expense. Myself, a Trump voter not a comedian, have three or four jokes at his expense that I am very proud of.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (rnAwa)

118 Does Chris Matthews still have his period? Was the 'tingle' down his leg nothing more then a 'heavy day'???

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (yhf6w)

119 113 That can read and communicate the content of the sign to their owner too, apparently.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:16 PM (NWiLs)

Well, of course they can't. Dogs can't read. That's what their owners are for.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (y87Qq)

*headdesk*

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (NWiLs)

120 ups lost the check. why aren't they the guarantor?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (hscyr)

Did UPS know they were being entrusted with a bank draft (i.e. money) to the tune of 850 grand? Will they even ship money? According to the woman, the bank advised them to use UPS. I'd say the bank is on the hook for the loss, having given bad advice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (oPNmq)

121 All the bank has to do is to void the initial draft, and put a flag on the document's serial number as "stolen". (inasmuch as anyone who subsequently presents that draft for payment is either a thief or a con artist) And I think they expire after a year, anyway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:13 PM (oPNmq)

++++

That is only guaranteed to work if the thief tries to cash the check at the same place. If they take it somewhere else, they can get the cash and fade away. By the time the banks figure it out, the money is gone and the issuing bank is on the hook for it.

Again, one of the features of a bank draft is guaranteed payment. That's the selling point of them.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (FUu/Z)

122 A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.



Oh sure, they are allowed in now but after 2020 when the Real ID act of 2005 goes into effect, they won't be allowed into Federal Office buildings if their driver's license isn't compliant with the law.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:20 PM (KdDCu)

123 I would think Critical Morning Wood studies would be even more effective in the support of long march of academic Marxism.

"Sleep induced erectile activity has long been associated with casual and involuntary sub conscious sexual agitation. Yet a social justice perspective will show how all me are fucking rapists even in their sleep, assholes."

Posted by: Keith at December 17, 2017 07:20 PM (USf3s)

124 Social Justice is the new law! I'm not giving up my millions because some old man said mean things! Let's go to court. I'm a lawyer and a woman!

Reeeeeeeee!
http://thehill.com/media/ 365346-former-fox-news-contributor-who- settled-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-breaks

Posted by: Tamera Holder at December 17, 2017 07:20 PM (UwRDM)

125 "Critical menstrual studies"

Remember, you're an anti-intellectual mouth breather if you think this is nuts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
*****************************

No, no, it's true. My ex had a critical menstrual cycle.
She had it the whole time we were married.

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:20 PM (MVpMt)

126 Let it bleed

Posted by: The Rolling Stones at December 17, 2017 07:21 PM (NWiLs)

127 It makes me shake my head that people who have always paid cash can't get a loan when they need one because they don't have a credit rating. And no credit is worse than bad credit.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:22 PM (LwGHT)

128 ups lost the check. why aren't they the guarantor?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 17, 2017 07:15 PM (hscyr)

++++

I imagine they offer insurance on packages like the USPS does, but you have to buy that. You can't just pay them $32 to deliver a package and then come back later and say, oh by the way, that package was worth a million, you lost it, so give me the million.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:22 PM (pvjTE)

129 Only women bleed

Posted by: A. Cooper at December 17, 2017 07:22 PM (IqV8l)

130 Check out Pat's videos
A actual check for 850G? Not just a wire transfer like in a Bond film

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 07:22 PM (aC6Sd)

131 Pat gets a warning, and probably no ad bukz?

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 07:23 PM (FhXTo)

132
You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:12 PM (LwGHT)

That's for the benefit of non-blind people, who are thereby informed that the blind are privileged to bring their service animals into the establishment.

And, of course, not all legally-blind individuals who might have a seeing-eye dog are totally sightless. Might have extreme tunnel vision, making it unsafe for them to drive, or even walk in the streets unassisted. But coming up to a door, they could still read a sign thereon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:23 PM (oPNmq)

133 2,3,4

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:23 PM (MVpMt)

134 There's no way in hell I'd entrust a $850k bank draft to UPS, FedEx or anyone else. I'd pick it up or have it wired. With that much money at stake I would leave nothing to chance.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (NWiLs)

135 Only women bleed.


That seems to discriminate against transsexuals.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (KdDCu)

136 Don't criticual menstrual studies overlook the challenges of women with penii?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (LwGHT)

137 Anybody light on the background of how critical theory is active social Marxism - an intentional and proactive mechanism to break down western societies and bring in the glorious communist revolution - should see a very good Afterburner by Bill Whittle on the related topic of political correctness.

You can find it on YouTube still, and without the warning, so far.

Posted by: Keith at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (USf3s)

138 106 I remember The Christie Menstrual Singers.
Posted by: Northernlurker


Red, Red

by The New Christy Menstruals

Red, Red, it's red they say
On the inside of the pad.
Red, red, I'm throwin' away
Hope the new one don't smell bad.

I told my mama on the day I was born
Don't you cry when I grow old.
I swear that I'll use Kotex ev-er-y month
And never use Kleenex rolled.

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (42M22)

139 114 They are worried that whoever ended up with the check will cash it later and the bank will be out the money.

First, why would they care? They're going to be out the money, anyways.

If they did care, do we think banks don't or can't talk to each other, or, at the very least, to the cops?

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (TUE05)

++++

The bank was paid the $850K, so they wrote the check. Now, the family want them to give them a second check, but, if someone cashes the first check, the bank would have to pay twice for money it only collected once.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:25 PM (FUu/Z)

140 136 Don't criticual menstrual studies overlook the challenges of women with penii?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (LwGHT)

Ok, there are a couple of really crass jokes here but I am far too classy for such things.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:25 PM (NWiLs)

141 I think at least SOME of the problem is the youtube commenters, who are notoriously ill mannered and have been since the beginning of youtube.

Makes this place look like a monastery...

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 07:25 PM (w7KSn)

142 Critical toenail clippings studies will be the next BIG thing.

Posted by: Lester at December 17, 2017 07:26 PM (LfJIn)

143 Wretched hive of scum and villainy?

YouTube commenters.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 07:26 PM (nZNJN)

144 141 I think at least SOME of the problem is the youtube commenters, who are notoriously ill mannered and have been since the beginning of youtube.

Makes this place look like a monastery...
Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 07:25 PM (w7KSn)

Maybe, but why should the OP be punished just because some commenters are assholes?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:27 PM (NWiLs)

145 There's an episode of Married With Children involving Marcy's mom's ashes being served at Al Bundy's backyard BBQ.

And I've heard of the ashes being pressure treated to form gemstones.

But after reading about folks eating human placentas, including recipes, yeah there's not much that shocks me any more. It's little wonder many satire sites have given up.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 07:28 PM (0ogQG)

146 Academics intend to establish the field of "critical menstrual studies" with the upcoming publication of the first-ever scholarly handbook devoted to the consideration of menstruation.

That has to be some BS grant program. No way its privately funded.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 17, 2017 07:28 PM (tnRJU)

147 The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstrual Studies,

What bloody c*nt thought this was a good idea?

Posted by: RudeBritPublisher at December 17, 2017 07:28 PM (FhXTo)

148 Beats me, I don't work for google (who owns youtube, last time I looked).

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 07:28 PM (w7KSn)

149 That is only guaranteed to work if the thief tries
to cash the check at the same place. If they take it somewhere else,
they can get the cash and fade away. By the time the banks figure it
out, the money is gone and the issuing bank is on the hook for it.



Again, one of the features of a bank draft is guaranteed payment. That's the selling point of them.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:18 PM (FUu/Z)

I doubt most branch banks have 850 grand in cash to pay out such a draft; usually one would be required to open an account, and credit the account. Drafts have serial numbers on them, so there's no reason at all why a "hot list" of stolen serial numbers could not be circulated.

I remember using a draft one time to pay for auto parts from a wrecker in Georgia State, and some podunk bank put a hold on the money until it was cleared in NYC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:29 PM (oPNmq)

150 Were the transformers at ATL shot out?

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:29 PM (MVpMt)

151 For critical menstrual studies, who will be the control group?

Posted by: Miklos the research funding proposal writer at December 17, 2017 07:30 PM (zCyNd)

152 They are playing The Christmas Story live tonight on Fox. I can't take it, the original is the only one for me.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2017 07:31 PM (6Ll1u)

153 "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a menstrual cycle."

Posted by: The Wit and Wisdom of Gwyneth Paltrow, Vol. 2, Large Type Edition at December 17, 2017 07:32 PM (zmvwV)

154 Menstrual Cycles 101:
We bleed out the vajayjay.
We get cramps.
We get bitchy and emotional for no reason.
Rinse and repeat.

There, I just saved you time and more than likely copious amounts of taxpayer dollars.

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 07:33 PM (c89oE)

155 by The New Christy Menstruals

One suspects that none of the original members have "gotten a visit from Auntie" for lo these many years

Posted by: Miklos the Menses/Cooking thread guy! at December 17, 2017 07:33 PM (zCyNd)

156 Well this internet meme has dried up.

What's next?

Long time til the ONT.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:33 PM (KdDCu)

157 I doubt most branch banks have 850 grand in cash to pay out such a draft; usually one would be required to open an account, and credit the account. Drafts have serial numbers on them, so there's no reason at all why a "hot list" of stolen serial numbers could not be circulated.

I remember using a draft one time to pay for auto parts from a wrecker in Georgia State, and some podunk bank put a hold on the money until it was cleared in NYC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:29 PM (oPNmq)

++++

What if the check gets cashed in the Cayman Islands? The issuing bank is worried about getting conned. If a con is underway, the thief might be sophisticated enough not to just show up at his corner bank and think he is going to walk out with 850 large. He deposits it in the Caymans, then immediately wires the money out to some other bank. Poof.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:34 PM (pvjTE)

158 If you have to transfer $850,000 to someone, how are you going to do it? Electronic transfer, in person?

In pennies.

Let someone try to steal that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 07:35 PM (8gDQu)

159 For critical menstrual studies, who will be the control group?


Hillary Clinton, Andrea Mitchell and Yoko Ono

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2017 07:35 PM (zmvwV)

160 They should have cancelled the check the moment they found out. A cashed check has not been reported. This is a clickbait story.

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:35 PM (MVpMt)

161 We get bitchy and emotional for no reason.

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

162 Some people said there was smoke and the smell of electricity at ATL.

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:37 PM (MVpMt)

163 Q: Why does a Cashier's Check have to be like a Cashier's Check?

A: Because it is.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 07:38 PM (FUu/Z)

164 This friggin' flu is killin' me.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy.

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 07:38 PM (Ckg4U)

165 Some people said there was smoke and the smell of electricity at ATL.
Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:37 PM (MVpMt)


Why are you looking at me like that?

Posted by: Gen. Tecumseh Sherman at December 17, 2017 07:39 PM (zmvwV)

166 I tell you what. If any one of you wants to send me 850 grand I will come and pick it up in person in 24 hours.

Furthermore I promise to spend 1% of the check on alcohol for you before I go home.

The story and the comments in it nearly brought me to tears.

For that much money you both go to your bank in your respective towns and do a transfer with a bank manager. Trust me they will do the transfer (and try to hard sell you on investment packages)

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 07:39 PM (MVE/7)

167 Atlanta? Isn't that where the Walking Dead started?


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:39 PM (KdDCu)

168 Something that someone famous once said:
Never trust anything that can bleed for seven days and still live.
Thus endeth the lesson.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 07:39 PM (gEvQ8)

169 Academics intend to establish the field of "critical menstrual studies" with the upcoming publication of the first-ever scholarly handbook devoted to the consideration of menstruation.

That lab must be the worst place on Earth.

Yeah ... go ahead and try and critique a woman on her period. Good luck, there, pal ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 07:40 PM (8gDQu)

170 Some people said there was smoke and the smell of electricity at ATL.
Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 07:37 PM (MVpMt)
workman cut a Cable

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 17, 2017 07:40 PM (y3aQB)

171 >>osted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 07:33 PM (c89oE)


You forgot to eat an entire bag of salty snacks and a pint and a half of ice cream, first.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:40 PM (fXuuQ)

172
I like the smell of electricity in the morning. It smells like profit.

Posted by: Thomas A. Edison at December 17, 2017 07:41 PM (IqV8l)

173 164 This friggin' flu is killin' me.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy.

*static*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 07:38 PM (Ckg4U)


Feel better, brother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:41 PM (NWiLs)

174 172
I like the smell of electricity in the morning. It smells like profit.
Posted by: Thomas A. Edison at December 17, 2017 07:41 PM (IqV8l)

Fuck you.

Posted by: An elephant at December 17, 2017 07:41 PM (NWiLs)

175 For critical menstrual studies, who will be the control group?

A bunch of transvestite guys, splashing themselves with ketchup trying to pretend they're having periods.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 07:42 PM (8gDQu)

176 I can tell you from experience that $450k takes over three large Bloomingdales Shopping Bags to carry.

Sold a house once for cash.

The closing was a pretty funny scene.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:43 PM (fXuuQ)

177 >> You know what makes me shake my head? A sign on the front door of a building saying seeing eye dogs are allowed in.



A couple years ago Verizon started sending me bills in braille. Called customer service and they ask for the account number. I don't know, it's in *braille*. Had to call 3x/3 mths in a row to finally speak to someone who could get past that conundrum (the 1st and 2nd reps just said your account is not flagged for braille, so maybe the bills will just stop coming).

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 07:44 PM (W+vEI)

178 Heh. We were at a wedding in Columbus Ohio recently. I drove 8+ hours to get there, and was ready for dinner and beer, not in that order. I was compelled to stop at a Walgreens by my 18 y/o daughter and (xx y/o) wife.
"Why?" I stupidly asked.
"Because I'm bleeding out of my vagina!! replies 18 y/o.


I stopped.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:44 PM (ty7RM)

179 I am reminded of 'Stranger In A Strange Land' by Robert Heinlein. Somehow.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2017 07:44 PM (zLDYs)

180 Christmas Story Live!!

All singing all dancing all CRAP

Posted by: Bruce at December 17, 2017 07:45 PM (8ikIW)

181 176 I can tell you from experience that $450k takes over three large Bloomingdales Shopping Bags to carry.

Sold a house once for cash.

The closing was a pretty funny scene.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:43 PM (fXuuQ)

Admit it, you spread all that cash out and rolled around naked in it before taking it to the bank.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

182 Wow, NFL is really on a roll.

The AFC representative in the super bowl likely determined by a namby-pamby, high tech type reversal on a obvious touchdown catch.

Posted by: Cooldawg at December 17, 2017 07:46 PM (o784c)

183
You forgot to eat an entire bag of salty snacks and a pint and a half of ice cream, first.
Posted by: garrett

Why eat ice cream when I have good bourbon and a glock?

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 07:46 PM (c89oE)

184 Re: ATL ... Killing the power to ATC...wasn't that how DieHard 2 started?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 17, 2017 07:46 PM (mB3U4)

185 154 Menstrual Cycles 101: 
We bleed out the vajayjay. 
We get cramps. 
We get bitchy and emotional for no reason. 
Rinse and repeat. 

There, I just saved you time and more than likely copious amounts of taxpayer dollars.
---

That's the way it used to be. If I'm going to get millions of those sweet sweet federal grant dollars then we need to redefine menstrating so that everyone can participate. And there has to be victims. And Republicans need to be blamed. And global warming has to be involved.

Posted by: Federal Bureau of Intermenstration at December 17, 2017 07:46 PM (qou6+)

186 Admit it, you spread all that cash out and rolled around naked in it before taking it to the bank.
Posted by: Insomniac

Explains that 20 I got the other day

Posted by: Bruce at December 17, 2017 07:46 PM (8ikIW)

187 I can tell you from experience that $450k takes over three large Bloomingdales Shopping Bags to carry.


El Chapo shopped at Bloomie's?

Learn something every day.

Posted by: Miklos uses only silver dimes at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (zCyNd)

188 Focusing on Menses...that's just sick.

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (mB3U4)

189 >>Admit it, you spread all that cash out and rolled around naked in it before taking it to the bank.


I had to count it.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (fXuuQ)

190
Christmas Story Live!!

All singing all dancing all CRAP


All gay

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (IqV8l)

191 ...and, I am literally surrounded by womenz: wife, two daughters, MIL, SIL, all chicks.
I deserve an honorary degree in menstrual studies.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (ty7RM)

192 USA today about the power outage at the Atlanta Airport: Others were stranded on electric trams that run between terminals. They had to be rescued by firefighters.

This is a sign of the end of days.

The story also mentions people who had to leave darkened terminals and stand outside in the rain.

(Why did they have to leave the terminals? Can't they just sit there in the dark and wait for the power to come back on? Smoke, maybe. Emergency, Emergency everyone to get from building. Smoke is being smelled, everyone to evacuate, evacuate building smoke in building Emergency Emergency.)

Sorry, but Atlanta is more than ten miles away. They are on their own.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:48 PM (KdDCu)

193 had to count it.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (fXuuQ)

Heh. It took all three arms, no doubt.

Posted by: Miklos uses only authentic silver dimes at December 17, 2017 07:48 PM (zCyNd)

194 The mother of a very young sex assault, murder victim I dealt with mixed her daughters axhes into tattoo ink and got a tattoo with the ink. (Incidentally, the stereotype is child rapists attract victims with fluffy puppies or kittens. This guy got their attention with a huge snake.)

A defendant I prosecuted charges against several tumes was not really a bad guy. When he was a kid, he and his father were victims of an armed robbery in his father's store. Father was killed and he took two bullets to the head which interfere with his thinking. Even though I was the DDA prosecuting charges against him, he liked me. One day I was waiting in court for my case to be called when he walked up to me and asked if I would like to meet his mother so I said sure. He opened a box and should me an angel statuette made from his mother's ashes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Covfefe today! Covfefe tomorrow! Covfefe forever! at December 17, 2017 07:49 PM (+y/Ru)

195 Stranded on the escalator

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 07:50 PM (IqV8l)

196 ...I stopped.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:44 PM


a box of tampons & some Marlboro Lights
a can of bean dip & some Diet Sprite

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 07:50 PM (KCxzN)

197 What's the deeeeal with tampons? Shouldn't they be called tamp-ins?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

198 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 07:50 PM (KCxzN)

The reference is probably lost on me. But that made smile.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:51 PM (ty7RM)

199 Small unmarked bills eh?
Was this house sold to Arabs they needed to pay in cash?

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 07:51 PM (aC6Sd)

200 The guy who invented Tampons was smart.

The guy who tied a string to them was a genius.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:51 PM (fXuuQ)

201 I had 100 duffel bags pack with cash on a C-130 I was hitching a ride on.

No the cash was not mine.

No I had no idea who or what the money was for and no I did not ask the Air Force guys a thing about why the shrink wrapped duffel bags where labeled and counted so any one on the plane could read them.

I kept my mouth shut and took my free flight.

I have wondered if it was a test or practical joke from time to time. But if it was that was a lot of effort for a joke that fell flat.

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 07:52 PM (MVE/7)

202 Hi.

...social justice engagements... center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the lifespan...

Those random-word article generator apps are hilarious.

Next, those apps will be searching media and adding things like "Donald Trump, bleeding from her whatever" to their output.

A.I.

Artificial Ignorance.

Posted by: mindful webworker on the bleeding edge at December 17, 2017 07:52 PM (NU2/k)

203 Biggest thing to make me shake my head lately are Leftists, its hard to see what they will dream up next

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 07:52 PM (aC6Sd)

204 Why did they have to leave the terminals? Can't they just sit there in the dark and wait for the power to come back on?

-
Maybe Ting!es Matthews or Harv Weinstein were on the loose inside.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Covfefe today! Covfefe tomorrow! Covfefe forever! at December 17, 2017 07:52 PM (+y/Ru)

205 To Mr Garrett-

i sell now back house on big discount.

Ignore computer equipment in garage.


Cash like before, OK?

Posted by: Imran Awan at December 17, 2017 07:53 PM (zCyNd)

206 >>Was this house sold to Arabs


Worse.






Albanians.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:53 PM (fXuuQ)

207 The reference is probably lost on me. But that made smile.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:51 PM


one of the only Christmas song worth listening to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 07:53 PM (KCxzN)

208 No I had no idea who or what the money was for and no I did not ask the Air Force guys a thing about why the shrink wrapped duffel bags where labeled and counted so any one on the plane could read them.

I kept my mouth shut and took my free flight.

I have wondered if it was a test or practical joke from time to time. But if it was that was a lot of effort for a joke that fell flat.
Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 07:52 PM (MVE/7)

Bribing the locals, I suspect.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 07:53 PM (NWiLs)

209 Don't worry about me, the dark is fine.

Posted by: Jewish grandmother in ATL airport at December 17, 2017 07:55 PM (zCyNd)

210 188 Focusing on Menses...that's just sick.
Posted by: Sigmund Freud at December 17, 2017 07:47 PM (mB3U4)

----------

Menses built the Red Pyramid at Giza. This is recorded in the account of the Greek historian Testicles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 17, 2017 07:55 PM (zmvwV)

211 Wow, NFL is really on a roll.

Saw the end of the Packers game. The announcers were trying so hard to convince themselves and the refs that Rodgers (not Aaron, his little brother) didn't fumble.

Yeah, right. The ref's seeing-eye dog might buy it, but nobody else did.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:55 PM (0vwPO)

212 You wanna see monies...

I once got a tour of the Vault at Chase world HQ in NYC.

They move money with forklifts in that place.

Literal pallets of Millions and Millions and Millions of dollars...
not to mention the gold.
Crazy to see all of that wealth in one place.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:56 PM (fXuuQ)

213 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 07:50 PM (KCxzN)

My favorite Christmas song of all.

Posted by: stace at December 17, 2017 07:56 PM (6HFDU)

214 Was finishing a grocery store and had to cut in a hole for the safe door that the armed guards use to take cash to the bank. After safe was installed and only a day or so till opening checked to see if door had enough clearance and door was open and safe full of cash. Went around and had to tell a few people you know the smaoll safe door is open and its full of money, first few didn't care till finally found our connection to the store and they closed it.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 07:57 PM (aC6Sd)

215 I am going to see REK in January.

With Lyle Lovett.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:58 PM (fXuuQ)

216 Literal pallets of Millions and Millions and Millions of dollars...
not to mention the gold.
Crazy to see all of that wealth in one place.
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:56 PM (fXuuQ)

---------

Trust me. A pallet of cash isn't worth what it use to be.

Posted by: An Iranian Mullah at December 17, 2017 07:58 PM (zmvwV)

217 Gotta wonder what the pay a forklift operator at Chase HQ.

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 07:58 PM (MVE/7)

218 I once got a tour of the Vault at Chase world HQ in NYC.

They move money with forklifts in that place.

Literal pallets of Millions and Millions and Millions of dollars...
not to mention the gold.
Crazy to see all of that wealth in one place.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 07:56 PM (fXuuQ)

So, tell us about your fellow Bilderbergers....

Posted by: Mikos, not flying today at December 17, 2017 07:58 PM (zCyNd)

219 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 07:53 PM (KCxzN)

My God man, that was BRILLIANT.


Ty.
Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 07:59 PM (ty7RM)

220 USA today about the power outage at the Atlanta Airport: Others were stranded on electric trams that run between terminals. They had to be rescued by firefighters.



This is a sign of the end of days.



The story also mentions people who had to leave darkened terminals and stand outside in the rain.



(Why did they have to leave the terminals? Can't they just sit there
in the dark and wait for the power to come back on? Smoke, maybe.
Emergency, Emergency everyone to get from building. Smoke is being
smelled, everyone to evacuate, evacuate building smoke in building
Emergency Emergency.)



Sorry, but Atlanta is more than ten miles away. They are on their own.





Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 07:48 PM (KdDCu)

That presents a bit of a conundrum. What do you do, or what do I do, if power goes out, leaving us stranded in a tram? Do we break out, and start walking down the tunnel in the dark? What happens if the power is restored, and tram starts running again? Do we get run down, or electrocuted by the third rail?


I think it would wind up being situational. If I could see daylight, or even a lighted interior space ahead, or very, very close behind, or an exit door nearby, I'd try to bail. If not, one might be safer to stay in the tram. If whatever event caused the power outage didn't destroy the tunnels, chances are they will remain safe for a long time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:59 PM (oPNmq)

221 Went around and had to tell a few people you know the small safe door is open and its full of money,

Could have used the PA system. One of those two things would have changed real quick.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 07:59 PM (0vwPO)

222 After I micturate I usually shake my head.

The little one.

I shake my big one every time I think of all the suckers who voted for Barack Mugabe......twice.

Stump dumb.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 08:00 PM (EoRCO)

223 we need to redefine menstrating so that everyone can participate.
Posted by: Federal Bureau of Intermenstration

That's a great idea. Let's take a group of xhe's, whack them in the legs and stomach with bat for 2 days and see if they still feeeelz like a woman. I'm all for gender equality.

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:00 PM (c89oE)

224 Bet that whole Atl airport is run by computers and Net Neutrality was killed, coincidentally no doubt.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 08:01 PM (aC6Sd)

225 I am surprised Jen isn't here to give us one of her patented play by plays of menstruation.

With all the sloughing and uteran lining talk.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:02 PM (fXuuQ)

226 Has Tony the Tampon weighed in on this yet?

Posted by: Aunt Luna at December 17, 2017 08:03 PM (Zd2ZF)

227 Gotta wonder what the pay a forklift operator at Chase HQ.

----

I once had a brief conversation with a Schneider driver who had a truck load of old cash that was going to the incinerator to be destroyed. He said the workers there worked in their underwear so they couldn't smuggle anything out of the building.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (KdDCu)

228 The preacher used to say in church (Presbyterian predestination and all).

"Some will go to Heaven, some will go to Hell. Either way, you gotta change in Atlanta"

Posted by: Mikos, not flying today at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (zCyNd)

229 I once had a brief conversation with a Schneider driver who had a truck load of old cash that was going to the incinerator to be destroyed. He said the workers there worked in their underwear so they couldn't smuggle anything out of the building.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (KdDCu)

Luxury!

Posted by: Diamond miner form Sierra Leone at December 17, 2017 08:05 PM (zCyNd)

230 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwSaSl_PGk

It's new to me

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 08:05 PM (FhXTo)

231 He said the workers there worked in their underwear so they couldn't smuggle anything out of the building.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (KdDCu)


Sandy Burger's smuggling outfit IS underwear!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 08:06 PM (8gDQu)

232 "Some will go to Heaven, some will go to Hell. Either way, you gotta change in Atlanta"
I thought there was a real Country&Western song that said: "To get to heaven, you have to go through DFW"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 08:07 PM (ty7RM)

233 Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 07:59 PM (oPNmq)

I just assumed the electric trams were above ground.

I was wrong to assume so.
My bad.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:07 PM (KdDCu)

234 Sandy Burger's smuggling outfit IS underwear!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 08:06 PM (8gDQu)

Hey Sandy-is that a bulge in your socks, or are you REALLY glad to see me?

Posted by: cute chick from the National Archives at December 17, 2017 08:08 PM (zCyNd)

235 TThe publication will have six sections, namely, Menstruation as Narrative, Menstruation as Structural, Menstruation as Embodied, Menstruation as Material, and Menstruation as Fundamental.

Each section is expected to have six to eight chapters, with topics including "queering menstruation," "menstrual suppression," "menstrual art," "FemCare advertising," and "menstrual leave."

"There will be other pieces-some creative writing and images and what we are calling transnational dialogues on key topics," said Bobel, adding that the book is still very much in progress.

Nothing about the challenges that trannies have to deal with regarding menstruation, at least not yet. Maybe that can be the first debate: Should he tranny experience be part of the project?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (FUu/Z)


It makes more sense if you replace "menstruation" with "two girls one cup.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 08:08 PM (Eu5eZ)

236 I once had a brief conversation with a Schneider driver who had a truck load of old cash that was going to the incinerator to be destroyed. He said the workers there worked in their underwear so they couldn't smuggle anything out of the building.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (KdDCu)

++++

I know drug dealers do that with their employees, but I never heard of the US government (or its contractors) doing something like that.

Call me skeptical.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 08:09 PM (FUu/Z)

237 Yeah, a dollar is worth, what, 23 1/2 cents? About the cost of insulation?

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2017 08:09 PM (zLDYs)

238 He said the workers there worked in their underwear so they couldn't smuggle anything out of the building.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:04 PM (KdDCu)
Sandy Burger's smuggling outfit IS underwear!
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 08:06 PM (8gDQu)

That's when you gotta know how to your prison suitcase.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 08:10 PM (EoRCO)

239 Nothing about the challenges that trannies have to deal with regarding menstruation,

If you kick me hard enough in the balls, do I not bleed?

Posted by: Critical Tranny Studies at December 17, 2017 08:10 PM (8cvCt)

240 Hey everybody.

Have news for tonight's ONT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2017 08:10 PM (eMKNe)

241 one might be safer to stay in the tram.

Got on a Metro at Dupont Circle (deepest station) one time, smelled smoke (stuck brake), looked around at 3 other riders, we bailed.

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 08:11 PM (FhXTo)

242 I just assumed the electric trams were above ground.

I was wrong to assume so.
My bad.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:07 PM (KdDCu)

I am pleased to inform you that the trams (trains) are underground. However, from the time of the Atlanta Olympics, and since then in a great show of globalist multicultural diversity, the signs in the underground trains are currently nonfunctional in 9 languages.

Posted by: Miklos knows the only smoking lounge left at ATL at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (zCyNd)

243 How many diamond miners smuggle a diamond out by swallowing it?

Or gold miners swallowing a gold nugget.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (KdDCu)

244 HELP!

Posted by: Guy Stranded On ATL's Electric Walkway at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (rg3uB)

245 I just assumed the electric trams were above ground.



I was wrong to assume so.

My bad.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:07 PM (KdDCu)

My bad for assuming they are. What they probably are not, is out in the concourse with the foot traffic, because you know that would not end well. What I was getting at, is that finding oneself trapped in a tram, or in an elevator, is that when and how you make the decision to try to escape on foot has to be informed by where you are in the system, and how quickly you can reach safety once out of the conveyance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 08:13 PM (oPNmq)

246 Mikos @ 228---Heh.
R.C. Sproul just passed away on the 14th.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (zLDYs)

247 poo poo NYT ponders why no one noticed that Trump defeated ISIS. Never considering the fact that they never reported it until this POS afterthefact type of articles.

https://www.nytimes.com
/2017/12/16/opinion/sunday/
war-trump-islamic-state.html?
ref=todayspaper

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (MVpMt)

248 It makes more sense if you replace "menstruation" with "two girls one cup.
Posted by: Burnt Toast

Damn You Burnt Toast!! It took me 6 months to get that video out of my head. Now it's back. Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it.

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (c89oE)

249 248 It makes more sense if you replace "menstruation" with "two girls one cup.
Posted by: Burnt Toast

Damn You Burnt Toast!! It took me 6 months to get that video out of my head. Now it's back. Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it.
Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (c89oE)

Two Girls, One Diva Cup

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (NWiLs)

250 when and how you make the decision to try to escape on foot has to be informed by where you are in the system, and how quickly you can reach safety once out of the conveyance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 08:13 PM (oPNmq)

This should be posted inside all Uber cars.

Posted by: Miklos knows at December 17, 2017 08:15 PM (zCyNd)

251 So I won't have to go to the self checkout to buy my woman tampons anymore?

Posted by: Knaws at December 17, 2017 08:15 PM (qou6+)

252 All of this menstruation talk makes me thirsty for two, large glasses of milk.

Posted by: almost ex-Sen. Al Franken at December 17, 2017 08:15 PM (8MK3R)

253 HELP!

Posted by: Guy Stranded On ATL's Electric Walkway at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM


obligatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq65aAYCHOw

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 08:16 PM (KCxzN)

254 How many diamond miners smuggle a diamond out by swallowing it?



Or gold miners swallowing a gold nugget.





Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (KdDCu)

I think the diamond mining companies used to X-ray workers going off-site on leave.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 08:16 PM (oPNmq)

255 i have been to atlanta airport. a power outage is a cosmetic improvement. fuck that place.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 08:16 PM (KP5rU)

256 All this airport chatter has me thinking of my post-Senate career...the TSA seems like a good gig. Lots of legal groping!

Posted by: almost ex-Sen. Al Franken at December 17, 2017 08:18 PM (8MK3R)

257 *Atlanta power outage spreads to EBT system*

Posted by: They'll burn it just like Sherman at December 17, 2017 08:18 PM (zCyNd)

258 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I_T3XvzPaM


Posted by: Paul Simon at December 17, 2017 08:18 PM (fXuuQ)

259 All this frivilous talk. Not nearly as important as politics.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 17, 2017 08:19 PM (fiGNd)

260 Two Girls, One Diva Cup
Posted by: Insomniac

That visual is actually worse

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:20 PM (c89oE)

261 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

No. Dr John-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvdO3l4_P8

Posted by: The Night Tripper at December 17, 2017 08:20 PM (zCyNd)

262 Or gold miners swallowing a gold nugget.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (KdDCu)

So what do gold diggers swallow?

Posted by: Asking for a wealthy friend at December 17, 2017 08:21 PM (zCyNd)

263 262 Or gold miners swallowing a gold nugget.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (KdDCu)

So what do gold diggers swallow?
Posted by: Asking for a wealthy friend at December 17, 2017 08:21 PM (zCyNd)

Your soul.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:22 PM (NWiLs)

264 They may not want to know with Menstrual studies what nature believes the age of consent to be.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:22 PM (2DOZq)

265 That visual is actually worse
Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:20 PM (c89oE)

Mission accomplished!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:22 PM (NWiLs)

266 "Grieving Debra Parsons will have her mum Doreen for Christmas dinner this year by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in."

Keith Richards famously mixed some of his father's ashes in a line of cocaine he snorted.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 08:23 PM (pV/54)

267 obligatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq65aAYCHOw


Nice. I liked the next one, "Balls On An Escalator", too.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 08:23 PM (5AW5H)

268 264 They may not want to know with Menstrual studies what nature believes the age of consent to be.
Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:22 PM (2DOZq)

Old enough to bleed, old enough to breed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:23 PM (NWiLs)

269 Say, how bout those Pats! AFC East Div. champs!...yeah I know football sucks....

Posted by: KWDreaming at December 17, 2017 08:23 PM (PafTy)

270 So I won't have to go to the self checkout to buy my woman tampons anymore?
Posted by: Knaws at December 17, 2017 08:15 PM (qou6+)


Ha! My GF had me run to Meijer once for her since she was In No Mood to drive, and I had to ask the lady stocking the shelves where to find them since... I don't know, I kind of guessed they'd be in toiletries but they weren't. She and some other employees looked at me like I was f'n Orpheus braving Hades or something. I half expected them to start a slow clap. It was kind of bizarre.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 08:24 PM (y87Qq)

271 266 "Grieving Debra Parsons will have her mum Doreen for Christmas dinner this year by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in."

Keith Richards famously mixed some of his father's ashes in a line of cocaine he snorted.
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 08:23 PM (pV/54)

They're both wackos.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:24 PM (NWiLs)

272 251 So I won't have to go to the self checkout to buy my woman tampons anymore?
Posted by: Knaws
No, you should definitely keep going to self checkout. Buy the extra large magnums at the full service checkout. For no other reason than to be able to puff up your chest and say "That's right. Magnums. XL baby, all the way "

Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:24 PM (c89oE)

273 269; mike tomlin has a brilliant football mind.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 17, 2017 08:25 PM (KP5rU)

274 Well, since diamonds and huge amounts of visible wealth/cash are among the sub-topics, will repeat an ONT tale.


International flight from southern Africa (KLM or Sabena, forget). Stopover in Kinshasa (I think). Anyway, we stay on the plane.


First some guys come on, spraying what I assume were insecticides. Pleasant!


Then, an average to mousey looking guy comes on, accompanied by two Dolph Lundgren-lookalike huge worked out blonde high-and-tight SS Aryan muthascratchas, with sub-maching guns slung over their shoulders. Interesting!


The guy talks/haggles with the chief purser/stewardess. It ends, the guy and his muscle leave the plane. She brings back a couple of brown paper bags, like the kind you took you lunch to elementary school in, with stapled on notes containing lots of scribbling. She locks them in the duty-free cart, right in front of me.


So I ask, WTF? She says something like - "oh, a couple million dollars worth of diamonds, an agent will meet the plane in Amsterdam". So there you go.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:25 PM (uyrlv)

275 The first time I ever delved in to youtube comments, I couldn't believe all of those nasty nasties were completely unmoderated.

Zerohedge, same thing.

Toxic sludge.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (w7KSn)

276 Jarrett says Mueller Mueller Must Be Removed.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9pa2yss

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (MVpMt)

277 272 251 So I won't have to go to the self checkout to buy my woman tampons anymore?
Posted by: Knaws
No, you should definitely keep going to self checkout. Buy the extra large magnums at the full service checkout. For no other reason than to be able to puff up your chest and say "That's right. Magnums. XL baby, all the way "
Posted by: Shashiga at December 17, 2017 08:24 PM (c89oE)

Not sure why your gal having a cavernous vagina would be a point of pride, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (NWiLs)

278 When your girl asks you to buy some sanitary product , never joke around and ask what size, extra large?

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (2DOZq)

279 261 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

No. Dr John-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvdO3l4_P8

Posted by: The Night Tripper at December 17, 2017 08:20 PM (zCyNd)

++++

I first heard that song while watching The Wire, so I'm more partial to that version.

https://youtu.be/OguiVATeVEk

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 08:27 PM (pvjTE)

280 Maybe they can study a way not to piss off my wife when it's that time.

Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2017 08:27 PM (jHrzU)

281 278 When your girl asks you to buy some sanitary product , never joke around and ask what size, extra large?
Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (2DOZq)

Hand her a jumbo pack of paper towels.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:27 PM (NWiLs)

282 I've never had $850,000 at one time but I've been a thousandaire for most of my life. When funds get tight, I try to keep close to my money. That's when I go to the bank, get some large bills, run them through the shredder and make coleslaw out of them. A couple days after eating it, I pass the money, clean it off and tape it together. It's a great way to conserve cash.

Burning it is just stupid.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:28 PM (zkGZ8)

283 Roy Moore singing with a teen:

You are sixteen going on seventeen
Baby, it's time to think
Better beware be canny and careful
Baby, you're on the brink

You need someone older and wiser
Telling you what to do
I am thirty two going on thirty three
I'll, take care, of you

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 08:28 PM (pV/54)

284 280 Maybe they can study a way not to piss off my wife when it's that time.
Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2017 08:27 PM (jHrzU)

Talk about a boondoggle. That's a problem without a solution.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:28 PM (NWiLs)

285 Hand her a jumbo pack of paper towels.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:27 PM (NWiLs)

With the nice flowery designs on them.

Posted by: Georgia-Pacific at December 17, 2017 08:28 PM (zCyNd)

286 Gee, ya think it might occur to "hero" McCain to, I dunno, RESIGN HIS F***ING SEAT, so that 1) he can be with family in his final months, and 2) the people of AZ might have their senator in action?


He's stupid, and psycho, as I've said for years. But his selfishness and lack of judgment are now on display. What a vile creature.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:30 PM (uyrlv)

287 McCain is being a passive aggressive Nay on the tax vote.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 17, 2017 07:09 PM (m9Yt9)



He'll be a pain in our ass until his dying breath

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2017 08:31 PM (SiINZ)

288 >> Hand her a jumbo pack of paper towels.


And a plunger.

Just remember to mark the handle 'In' and the Plunger 'Out'.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:31 PM (fXuuQ)

289 I read that magnesium helps minimize the symptoms during that time . I made the mistake of buying a bottle and giving it to my girlfriend thinking I was being helpful.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:32 PM (2DOZq)

290 Once helped some Customs guys with beautiful big scary Malois (sp?) dogs, trained for money and guns, do some practice with them at a place that was fenced in and otherwise suitable. For money they had little bags of cut-up $5 bills; for guns they had old snub-nose revolvers with the cylinders out but (presumably) lots of residue still on them.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:32 PM (uyrlv)

291 He's stupid, and psycho, as I've said for years. But his selfishness and lack of judgment are now on display. What a vile creature.

Posted by: rhomboid
*******************

Him and Elmo Conyers. He does a positive say on the vote then goes to the hospital. Oops, can't vote. POS.

Posted by: gNewt at December 17, 2017 08:33 PM (MVpMt)

292 I assume the AZ governor has someone ready to roll as an appointed replacement - and dare I hope that person be someone with some integrity and at least a trace of sense and American sensibility?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:33 PM (uyrlv)

293 290 Once helped some Customs guys with beautiful big scary Malois (sp?) dogs, trained for money and guns, do some practice with them at a place that was fenced in and otherwise suitable. For money they had little bags of cut-up $5 bills; for guns they had old snub-nose revolvers with the cylinders out but (presumably) lots of residue still on them.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:32 PM (uyrlv)

Probably Malinois.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 08:33 PM (NWiLs)

294 Where does SCIENCE!!! stand on menstruation? That's something dudes in wigs can do, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (T4n7S)

295 Great. Juan McStain to go home to Arizona, missing the tax reform vote. I checked and Mrs. Old Blue and I would save about $4,000.00 a year. Sorry bastard should just retire already.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (gEvQ8)

296 I read that magnesium helps minimize the symptoms during that time . I made the mistake of buying a bottle and giving it to my girlfriend thinking I was being helpful.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones
________

Next time, get her some chocolate or fudge. And don't tell her that you're trying to help. Just let her have all she wants.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (zkGZ8)

297 McCain's Legacy will be that of a Senator who was better at being a Pilot.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (fXuuQ)

298 I'm pretty sure this is AOP. If it is not him, I'll still think it's him. Mechanical engineer who likes to get his hands dirty.

https://youtu.be/UkPzjV-ZaTU

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 08:35 PM (BoMuO)

299 Not sure why your gal having a cavernous vagina would be a point of pride, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

This is about me, right?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at December 17, 2017 08:35 PM (tnRJU)

300 Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (zkGZ8

Now you tell me.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:35 PM (2DOZq)

301 Gee, ya think it might occur to "hero" McCain to, I dunno, RESIGN HIS F***ING SEAT, so that 1) he can be with family in his final months, and 2) the people of AZ might have their senator in action?


He's stupid, and psycho, as I've said for years. But his selfishness and lack of judgment are now on display. What a vile creature.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:30 PM (uyrlv)


He'll get better.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 08:36 PM (Eu5eZ)

302 278 When your girl asks you to buy some sanitary product , never joke around and ask what size, extra large?
Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:26 PM (2DOZq)




Unless she asks if you need the extra small condoms first.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 08:37 PM (BoMuO)

303 Since the topic is things that make you shake your head:

UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital http://hill.cm/DbZ375P

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (5AW5H)

304 I normally (correctly, so far) discount all almost all "big news coming" talk concerning DC since Trump was elected. But the existence of the "shush fund" makes the prediction of a wave of resignations in Congress much more credible, this time.


We can only hope it is a big list, and includes many useless/worse GOP types from safe seats. This coupled with a miracle of Tea Party-style revolt and defenestration of the worst GOP people (a dozen Dave Brat upsets) might actually make the House useful. Senate depends on both knocking off most of the Dems up this time, and ridding itself of the likes of McCain, and Cochran (by natural causes) and a few others by electoral causes. Amazing to consider what Trump could do if he had a legislature to work with.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (uyrlv)

305 I missed the food thread, but here's a recommendation for cheese lovers: Beecher's smoked flagship. I'm cooking dinner right now, but if I don't control myself I'm going to be stuffed before it's ready.

Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (O+5ZY)

306 How is everyone doing this evening?

Been watching old movies while playing Warframe today and making phone calls (Have I mentioned how much fun it is to have to make work phone calls on Sunday.) Watched Holiday Inn first, then Road to Bali and just started His Girl Friday.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (ycWCI)

307 >>UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital


Someone might want to explain words and their respective definitions to them.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:39 PM (fXuuQ)

308 289. Heh.....port is favored by my angel when the curse is upon her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 08:39 PM (fA1SL)

309 Belgian Malinois? Thanks Insomniac. Beautiful dogs. And powerful. These customs guys were not small, and were very worked out, and these dogs pulled them around like they were little kids sometimes.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:39 PM (uyrlv)

310 UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital http://hill.cm/DbZ375P

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (5AW5H

---

Wait, how does that possibly work?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:40 PM (T4n7S)

311 305 I missed the food thread, but here's a recommendation for cheese lovers: Beecher's smoked flagship. I'm cooking dinner right now, but if I don't control myself I'm going to be stuffed before it's ready.
Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (O+5ZY)


Hey, I'm sorry I groped those women's asses. Totally inappropriate. And, while we are on the subject, here is a recipe for hot sticky buns.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 08:40 PM (BoMuO)

312
UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Waste of time. We'll veto it, as well we should.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 08:40 PM (eKpaz)

313 One psycho old man with a brain tumor and a life time bad attitude that doesn't represent my State shouldn't have this much control over what happens in my life.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:41 PM (2DOZq)

314 UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital http://hill.cm/DbZ375P

Feel lucky, punks?

Posted by: Nikki Haley at December 17, 2017 08:41 PM (zCyNd)

315 UNSC's alleged point of view means jack and squat on Jerusalem. We have ye olde gigantic veto over any UNSC action, and their words have no weight of any sort on a bilateral matter, regardless of the other implications.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (uyrlv)

316 >>We'll veto it, as well we should.


Veto what?

Why?

They can't nullify anything. They are the UN.

That's like me announcing that I am revoking Diplomatic Immunity in Laos.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (fXuuQ)

317 UN Security Council considers resolution nullifying Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital http://hill.cm/DbZ375P


Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 08:38 PM (5AW5H)

Jerusalem has been the capitol of Israel since, what 1,000 BC? The US Congress recognized it in 1995 (I think) and has just been putting it off for over twenty years. It's way past time for somebody with some balls called it like it is.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (gEvQ8)

318 Man in a wig - "I'm a woman!"
Enlightened UN types - "He's a woman!"

Sovereign nation - "This is our capital."
Enlightened UN types - "That's not how things work."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (T4n7S)

319 Wait, how does that possibly work?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:40 PM (T4n7S)


The resolution states "Nuh uh!" as in...

Trump: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

UN: Nuh uh!

Now Trump has to say "Uh, huuuuh!" in response.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (BoMuO)

320 Chop sticks make me shake my head. We just ate at a Japanese restaurant and I looked like a spastic round eyes.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (TisfY)

321 I am also getting rid of Driving on the left.

You hear that England?

Get over here on the right with the rest of us!

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (fXuuQ)

322 309. Kavkaz Ovcharka, ftw! Probably the most intimidating dog alive

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (fA1SL)

323
Once helped some Customs guys with beautiful big scary Malois (sp?) dogs, trained for money and guns, do some practice with them at a place that was fenced in and otherwise suitable.

Could they find lawyers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 08:44 PM (IqV8l)

324 That's like me announcing that I am revoking Diplomatic Immunity in Laos.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (fXuuQ)

Still stings, eh, former-His-Excellency?

Posted by: Laotian Foreign Ministry at December 17, 2017 08:44 PM (zCyNd)

325 320 Chop sticks make me shake my head. We just ate at a Japanese restaurant and I looked like a spastic round eyes.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (TisfY)

---

I like the idea of them, but if you're in the US, ordering in English, and paying with US dollars, I don't think a fork is out of the question.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:44 PM (T4n7S)

326 Well if a judge in Hawaii can dictate who get visas, and that men in dresses belong in the Army, why can't the UN dictate where the US puts its embassy?

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 08:45 PM (pV/54)

327 Apart from a brief, blessed period when Dubya was furious at the Palestinian gangsters, er, "government" after they lied about Iranian arms and the Karine A - especially his joint presser with Ariel Sharon - this is the most sensible and adult treatment of the Palestinians by the USG in decades.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:45 PM (uyrlv)

328 *Takes lurkers chopstix*

* Folds up wrapper*

*Inserts between sticks*

*Wraps with rubber band*



Here.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:45 PM (fXuuQ)

329 Although for some reason I'm thinking you might be Canadian...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:45 PM (T4n7S)

330 Kavkaz Ovcharka, ftw! Probably the most intimidating dog alive

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (fA1SL)

Enough for my extended family, for sure.

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at December 17, 2017 08:46 PM (zCyNd)

331 320 Chop sticks make me shake my head. We just ate at a Japanese restaurant and I looked like a spastic round eyes.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:43 PM (TisfY)

One of Seinfeld's better bits.

The Chinese have seen a fork right?

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:46 PM (2DOZq)

332 Takes lurkers chopstix*

* Folds up wrapper*

*Inserts between sticks*

*Wraps with rubber band*



Here.
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:45 PM (fXuuQ)


Chop stick 'training wheels'

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 08:47 PM (Eu5eZ)

333 Saw some Great Caucasus Shepherds when I was in, well, the Caucasus. With herds of sheep.


Yeah yeah that makes perfect sense, right? But how many times have you seen breeds of dog doing their thing like that?


Big doggies. Never "met" one, just saw them.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 08:47 PM (uyrlv)

334 The Chinese have seen a fork right?

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 08:46 PM (2DOZq)

---

I say this only half jokingly:

Probably invented them 2300 years ago and never did anything with the idea.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:47 PM (T4n7S)

335 Or, more accurately, 2300 years before whenever forks started showing up among non-Chinese.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 08:48 PM (T4n7S)

336 332. They make those for kids, too. A sort of rigid/elastic thing at the fat ends that does most of the work for ya.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 08:48 PM (fA1SL)

337 the hope diamond was once sent via u.s. mail, registered, of course. it got there.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 17, 2017 08:49 PM (Pg+x7)

338 Chopsticks are great for popcorn. Keeps the remote from getting greasy and makes the popcorn last past the opening credits.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 08:49 PM (y87Qq)

339 John isn't going anywhere. Not until we bury all you sons-a-bitches

Posted by: Ruth B. Ginsburg at December 17, 2017 08:49 PM (o784c)

340 Crap, I've switched phones and I lost the date for the Apocalypse, when is that again?

Posted by: Knaws at December 17, 2017 08:50 PM (qou6+)

341 Humans have been breeding dogs for millennia for specific purposes. Sheep dogs, Dachshunds were bred to go down burrows to ferret out badgers, I think. Huskies as sled dogs. Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:51 PM (gEvQ8)

342
Yeah yeah that makes perfect sense, right? But how many times have you seen breeds of dog doing their thing like that?

A pasture down the road with sheep once had a Great Pyrenees in it guarding the flock. Took a walk one day passing by. The Pyr told me in no uncertain terms to keep moving.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 08:52 PM (Y5xGa)

343 Wait -- a Japanese restaurant? Don't they set the table with an electric fork that twirls when you push the button?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:52 PM (zkGZ8)

344 >> Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?


I think they are rat killers.

I think.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:53 PM (fXuuQ)

345
Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?

Attract fleas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 08:53 PM (5rNdZ)

346 Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:51 PM (gEvQ


Mexicans didn't have gerbils.

- Richard Gere







Maybe alarm dogs. To wake the big dogs?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 08:53 PM (Eu5eZ)

347 343 Wait -- a Japanese restaurant? Don't they set the table with an electric fork that twirls when you push the button?
Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:52 PM (zkGZ

You might be thinking about the toilet.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:53 PM (TisfY)

348 garrett, could I ask you a music memorabilia question? If you wouldn't mind that, please email me at moroncookbook at gmail. Thanks!

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 08:54 PM (kNasr)

349 >> But how many times have you seen breeds of dog doing their thing like that?


Bird Hunting is ALL about the dogs.

Herding cattle.

and

At the Dog Track!

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:54 PM (fXuuQ)

350 A pasture down the road with sheep once had a Great Pyrenees in it guarding the flock. Took a walk one day passing by. The Pyr told me in no uncertain terms to keep moving.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 08:52 PM (Y5xGa)

You watch your ass, buddy.

*makes paw to eyes, paw to you motion*

Posted by: The Great Pyrenees at December 17, 2017 08:54 PM (ycWCI)

351 Chihuahua's?

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:51 PM (gEvQ

Snack food.

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at December 17, 2017 08:55 PM (zCyNd)

352 They can't nullify anything. They are the UN.

That's like me announcing that I am revoking Diplomatic Immunity in Laos.
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:42 PM (fXuuQ)


From Insty: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (congrats on her promotion from the Low Commissioner) was bitching about Iraq stringing up 38 ISIS a-holes (i.e., a good start), squawking that she hadn't even been informed beforehand.

She apparently learned the Arabic phrase for "WTF is you? from the Iraqis.

She went on to talk about distrust that Iraq’s judicial system is capable of handing down fair verdicts. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have also accused Iraq of failing to dispense proper justice.

Do you suppose she's ever heard of Kate Steinle?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 08:55 PM (osAjc)

353 Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?

Thermostats. They start shivering when the temperature hits 50

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:55 PM (TisfY)

354 OK, bluebell.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 08:55 PM (fXuuQ)

355 Could someone please explain to me Chihuahua's?

Posted by: Old Blue
________

They were bred to be platoon sergeants for mice. The Chihuahua is bigger than a mouse and growls a lot but otherwise looks similar, so the mice get up their nerve and fight.

That's how Mexico beat the French on Cinco de Mayo.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:56 PM (zkGZ8)

356 Maybe alarm dogs. To wake the big dogs?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 17, 2017 08:53 PM (Eu5eZ)


To go undercover as rats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 08:57 PM (osAjc)

357 That's how Mexico beat the French on Cinco de Mayo.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:56 PM (zkGZ


They showed up?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 08:58 PM (osAjc)

358 I've come across some psychotic Chihuahuas.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 08:58 PM (TisfY)

359
11 week old English Setter puppies on point.

https://youtu.be/jiGRGgBiLYw

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 08:58 PM (xAvLL)

360 They were bred to be platoon sergeants for mice. The
Chihuahua is bigger than a mouse and growls a lot but otherwise looks
similar, so the mice get up their nerve and fight.



That's how Mexico beat the French on Cinco de Mayo.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:56 PM (zkGZ

Best answer I've heard so far. It was, after all, the French.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:58 PM (gEvQ8)

361 341 Humans have been breeding dogs for millennia for specific purposes. Sheep dogs, Dachshunds were bred to go down burrows to ferret out badgers, I think.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 17, 2017 08:51 PM (gEvQ


From the name, presumably something to do with roofs, e.g., chasing down rats.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 08:59 PM (osAjc)

362 This is about me, right?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at December 17, 2017 08:35 PM (tnRJU)

You're a big fan of the Bernese Mountin' Dogs, right?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 08:59 PM (oPNmq)

363 357. While the French were forming up their ranks for their hourly baguettes & Gitanes, the Mexicans stole their Peugeots, thereby depriving them of the heart of their mech infantry.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:00 PM (fA1SL)

364 Setters!


That one closest to the trainer is gonna be a heck of a dog. Only one that didn't flinch or break.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:00 PM (fXuuQ)

365 That's how Mexico beat the French on Cinco de Mayo.
Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:56 PM (zkGZ



What a pathetic battle that must have been. Kinda like watching the Los Angeles San Diego Los Angeles Fresno DisChargers play the Cleveland Browns, the winner to take on the champions of the Lingerie League.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 09:01 PM (osAjc)

366 My friendsh. I, I, I, - fuck you!

Posted by: John McCain at December 17, 2017 09:02 PM (A1FgP)

367
While the French were forming up their ranks for their hourly baguettes & Gitanes, the Mexicans stole their Peugeots, thereby depriving them of the heart of their mech infantry.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:00 PM (fA1SL)


Her Majesty's ex bought a Peugeot diesel. In northern Michigan.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:03 PM (uvStL)

368 363 357. While the French were forming up their ranks for their hourly baguettes & Gitanes, the Mexicans stole their Peugeots, thereby depriving them of the heart of their mech infantry.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:00 PM (fA1SL)


They tugged the Frogs' berets down over their eyes, then told them Maurice Chevalier was a fag, and that Jerry Lewis sucked as a comedian.

They were so disconsolate they surrendered immediately.

First time for everything, I guess.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 17, 2017 09:03 PM (osAjc)

369 Wait -- a Japanese restaurant? Don't they set the table with an electric fork that twirls when you push the button?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 08:52 PM (zkGZ


That sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 09:04 PM (8gDQu)

370 Mechanical engineer who likes to get his hands dirty.

https://youtu.be/UkPzjV-ZaTU


Big fan of Arduino vs. Evil, but I had no idea that a half-hour teardown could be so enthralling.

What is this "wha!" he seems to say every so often? A regionalism? Never noticed it before.

Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 09:04 PM (+61qU)

371 http://bit.ly/2ouSvXs

Comey & Mueller Ignored McCabes Ties to Russian Crime Figures & His Reported Tampering in Russian FBI Cases, Files

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 17, 2017 09:04 PM (y3aQB)

372 Deconstructing Ass Lint
Farts: Construct or Convention?
Transgressive Drooling
The Postmodern Critique of Underwear
Pit Stain Fetishism and The Third Reich
???


Posted by: Everyloon University of Truth and Justice Syllabus at December 17, 2017 09:05 PM (BsGS1)

373 What does censorship look like?

That slanty-mouthed You Tube face. That's what it looks like.

Posted by: The Bishop of Bath at December 17, 2017 09:07 PM (D8cDA)

374 If I had a check for $850,000 (even if it's fake Canadian money), I would never let it out of my sight.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (OSB+F)


This x 1000. For 850K (canuk) dollars, I would have driven that few hundred miles to the bank.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 17, 2017 09:08 PM (5Yee7)

375 in 1940, the French were waiting for Rommel's forces West of the Ardennes. They were wearing black-and-white striped shirts, pressing the air with their hands in an unsuccessful attempt to convince the Germans that there was a wall there.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 09:10 PM (zkGZ8)

376 374 If I had a check for $850,000 (even if it's fake Canadian money), I would never let it out of my sight.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (OSB+F)



It was a bank issued check. Hey, assholes, it didn't get here. Send me a nutter. If it were a bar of gold on the other hand, or a brick of cash....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 09:10 PM (BoMuO)

377 This x 1000. For 850K (canuk) dollars, I would have driven that few hundred miles to the bank.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 17, 2017 09:08 PM (5Yee7)

For that kind of money, I would drive to Canada.

Medicine Hat even

From Budapest.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 09:10 PM (zCyNd)

378 >>Posted by: FireHorse at December 17, 2017 09:10 PM (zkGZ


Mimes trying to block the Muslim Invasion of Europe with an invisible wall...

that would make a great Political Cartoon.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:11 PM (fXuuQ)

379 371 http://bit.ly/2ouSvXs

Comey & Mueller Ignored McCabes Ties to Russian Crime Figures & His Reported Tampering in Russian FBI Cases, Files
Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 17, 2017 09:04 PM (y3aQB)

I had an epiphany about the whole Mueller investigation.

They did not assign active DOJ attorneys to the investigation... he 'created' a team of FBI and outside Lawyers....

Now, to get on said team, you had to ASK to be on it... as it was a 'special assignment' or NEW Job...

And it was KNOWN that they were going after the President...

So of course, only people who thought they COULD get the President, or WANTED to get the President, are on that team...

Even Mueller... if he thought there was no 'there there'.... he would have turned down the assignment......

ergo... its a self selected Witch Hunt...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 17, 2017 09:11 PM (NgKpN)

380 What is this "wha!" he seems to say every so often? A regionalism? Never noticed it before.
Posted by: t-bird at December 17, 2017 09:04 PM (+61qU)


He is a Canuk. He has all kinds of neologisms. I watched one, now I am addicted.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 09:12 PM (BoMuO)

381 Stop everything and watch this adorable video of little girls dancing with an airport employee

https://youtu.be/_zcTTDVsgxg

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:13 PM (39g3+)

382 Stop everything and watch this adorable video of little girls dancing with an airport employee

https://youtu.be/_zcTTDVsgxg

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:13 PM (39g3+)

Uh uh.. You just know there's malware with a tag like that.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 09:14 PM (zCyNd)

383 382. * Miklos Eastern European - confirmed *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:15 PM (fA1SL)

384 Dude, its youtube. Its a video of little girls who get into a dance contest while waiting on a plane with an employee on the tarmac below.

Seriously, its wonderful, it will make your evening brighter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:15 PM (39g3+)

385 Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:00 PM (fXuuQ)

Yeah, trying to get my Pointer steadied up. Not the easiest thing.

Posted by: F.N.G. at December 17, 2017 09:15 PM (kiSdp)

386 My dog has discovered that coons come out at night. She loves chasing and hunting them down. Her pupils are massive, and she acts and looks like she is on euphoric drugs. She could give 2 fucks about deer, foxes, squirrels, and everything in between, but raccoons she goes nuts over.

Posted by: Monk at December 17, 2017 09:16 PM (g4lFK)

387 * Miklos Eastern European - confirmed *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:15 PM (fA1SL)

As if the paprika on Rice Krispies wasn't a giveaway?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 09:16 PM (zCyNd)

388 381 Stop everything and watch this adorable video of little girls dancing with an airport employee



The internet will figure out the name of that employee, start a Go Fund Me to do whatever, reunite him with the girls to dance on Ellen, then out him as a prior convicted pedophile and cause him to lose his job. Why? Because it is 2017.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 09:16 PM (BoMuO)

389
Dude, its youtube. Its a video of little girls who get into a dance contest while waiting on a plane with an employee on the tarmac below.

It emptied my bank account of $850,000!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 09:17 PM (IqV8l)

390 but raccoons she goes nuts over.

You've seen Guardians of the Galaxy, those trash pandas have a mouth on em.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:17 PM (39g3+)

391 387. As you know, fine is the line between Eastern Europe and utter insanity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:17 PM (fA1SL)

392 It is bad manners to wonder whether McCain is actually too sick to vote on the tax bill.

But you know I'm not even wearing pants so ...

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2017 09:17 PM (rnAwa)

393 >>Yeah, trying to get my Pointer steadied up. Not the easiest thing.


Only thing that ever worked for me was training w/live birds in throwers.

Break - No Bird. We go for a long 'hunt' in a section of field with no planted birds. 20 minutes or so...then, back to a planted bird.

Break - repeat.

No break - Bird Thrown and All the Love.


Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:18 PM (fXuuQ)

394 The internet will figure out the name of that employee, start a Go Fund Me to do whatever

Probably was fired already for dancing with little girls. Even Santa has to have a lawyer around now. Old man holding little kids on his lap, whispering to them? Clearly up to no good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:18 PM (39g3+)

395 392 It is bad manners to wonder whether McCain is actually too sick to vote on the tax bill.


He left the tumor behind in DC to vote for him. It was just his body that went to AZ.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2017 09:19 PM (BoMuO)

396 >> Old man holding little kids on his lap, whispering to them?


But, Joe biden gets a pass.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:20 PM (fXuuQ)

397 some psychotic Chihuahuas.

Their job is to persuade the paperboy he doesn't need a Christmas tip.

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 09:20 PM (FhXTo)

398 As you know, fine is the line between Eastern Europe and utter insanity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:17 PM (fA1SL)

Utter insanity is reserved for the ONT (AM in Central Europe).

Kulak out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 09:21 PM (zCyNd)

399 398. 'Point him out, please. - In best L. Beria voice.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:22 PM (fA1SL)

400 Waiting for the IG report on the DOJ to be released that will hopefully tear Mueller, Schiff, Comey, Lynch, Holder, Obama, Clinton et al a new one. Then I want PDJT to wear brass knuckles to his SOTU speech and tear the entire Dem party apart.

Posted by: jmel at December 17, 2017 09:23 PM (OeWgo)

401 Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:18 PM (fXuuQ)

Throwers = launchers? I mostly hunt The King, which take 0 pressure. I probably need to enlist some help, as I have big dreams of an Out West trip in 2018.

Posted by: F.N.G. at December 17, 2017 09:23 PM (kiSdp)

402
Stop everything and watch this adorable video of little girls dancing with an airport employee

In 2067 these girls will accuse the employee of "sexual assault". They will be represented by Gloria Allred.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:23 PM (pZlcw)

403 Omg i have managed to gwt in the middle of two russian horse breeders argument YET AGAIN. Damn its getting ugly, even for bookface

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at December 17, 2017 09:24 PM (rN7mI)

404 403. Tell each that the other is really a Lithuanian. Problem solved.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:25 PM (fA1SL)

405 In best L. Beria voice.

All recordings of L. Beria seems to have been erased at some point in 1953.

His duet of "Old Man River" with Paul Robeson is supposed to have been epic.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, former kulak at December 17, 2017 09:25 PM (zCyNd)

406 >>Throwers = launchers?


Yeah. We used to make then to launch our training birds. Usually pigeons with clipped wings when I was younger.

Now, I can just go over to the neighbors and run them on pheasant / partridge / quail if I want to train dogs.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:26 PM (fXuuQ)

407 I believe McCain is too ill to vote. But I believe he has been for all this year. He should have retired immediately upon getting the news of his cancer. Instead he's sticking around just long enough to put a knife in the back of everyone he thinks hurt him or is an enemy.

Proxy votes exist for a reason. Refusing to use one is deliberate malice here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:26 PM (39g3+)

408
Omg i have managed to gwt in the middle of two russian horse breeders argument YET AGAIN. Damn its getting ugly, even for bookface

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at December 17, 2017 09:24 PM (rN7mI)


In Russia, arguments begin with "fuck your mother" and go downhill from there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:26 PM (pZlcw)

409
Gushka, how are you doing?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 09:27 PM (pZlcw)

410 "Then I want PDJT to wear brass knuckles to his SOTU speech"

Yep. We're in a bad Ludlum novel. Plot is too tin foil hatty, and I can't turn the pages fast enough.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 17, 2017 09:28 PM (pV/54)

411 405. I saw Khrushchev's Krushers close for Lavrentii & the Georgian Connection at Lyublyanka

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:29 PM (fA1SL)

412 When you come to a fork in a restaurant, take it.

Posted by: Yogi Beria at December 17, 2017 09:29 PM (IqV8l)

413 Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:26 PM (fXuuQ)
Does your neighbor have pen raised birds? Neither of my dogs will work those. They know the difference between wild & pen raised. This dog has the tools, I just need to get her trained up.

Posted by: F.N.G. at December 17, 2017 09:29 PM (kiSdp)

414 411. (BTW - Zhukov's solo in the closing set was epic.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:30 PM (fA1SL)

415 Whatever happened to SMFH? not seeing her makes me smh.

Posted by: kallisto at December 17, 2017 09:32 PM (SAV4V)

416 I saw Khrushchev's Krushers close for Lavrentii & the Georgian Connection at Lyublyanka

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:29 PM (fA1SL)

I hear the acoustics in the basement are awesome

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, enemy of peoples at December 17, 2017 09:32 PM (zCyNd)

417 416. Huh? WHAT?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:33 PM (fA1SL)

418 I don't know when the law was passed that said all stage plays must be musicals but Congress needs to repeal it right after they pass the tax bill. Christmas Story live would not be half bad if they dropped the singing.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 17, 2017 09:33 PM (AQODf)

419 Proxy votes exist for a reason. Refusing to use one is deliberate malice here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 17, 2017 09:26 PM (39g3+)

Proxy or "paired" votes used to exist in the Congress, but were eliminated in the early 80's.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, holder of appropriate diploma at December 17, 2017 09:34 PM (zCyNd)

420 Ont nood

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 09:35 PM (fA1SL)

421 >>Does your neighbor have pen raised birds?


Yes.

But the 'Pen' is probably 2-3 acres in the middle of his ranch. Only difference being which side of the net the birds on really.

They are for Spring and Training.

And the wild birds on his place are everywhere.

It's just silly.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 09:36 PM (fXuuQ)

422 Berger stole documents from the Archives on orders from the Clintons. This was before BleachBit. They were about Clinton's negligence on bin Laden. Could have hurt Hillary's chances, you see.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 17, 2017 09:39 PM (Ndje9)

423 140 136 Don't criticual menstrual studies overlook the challenges of women with penii?
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 07:24 PM (LwGHT)

Ok, there are a couple of really crass jokes here but I am far too classy for such things.

What? I must be in the wrong place;-)

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 17, 2017 09:40 PM (CL76w)

424 When I saw the menstrual studies thing, I wondered if it was a 4chan troll like their 2015 meme about "free-bleeding". I hope it is.

Posted by: Exurban at December 17, 2017 09:42 PM (3ijPF)

425 "Don't criticual menstrual studies overlook the challenges of women with penii?"

No, you're supposed to pretend that they menstruate.

I wish I were making this up.

On an unrelated note: Fuck you, John McCain. I hope that some day we get the documentation that shows you were turned in the POW camp and have been working against American interests ever since.

Posted by: Lena Dunham's Ex-Dog at December 17, 2017 10:07 PM (mgbY3)

426 Why does Chris Collingsworth keep talking about connective tissue?

Posted by: Blacksheep at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (dkHoZ)

Food Thread: Popcorn Here! Get Your Hot Popcorn!

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A note before we begin. 1589 copies sold! And...there is another Moron cookbook giveaway! Weasel claims that there are random numbers preselected by the vast criminal conspiracy headed by Bluebell, and the Morons whose comments correspond to those numbers get a free cookbook. Of course the usual rules apply: nobody who has won a cookbook in one of the previous giveaways is eligible, the winners must provide a mailing address and the email address used in their comment to moroncookbook at gmail dot com by midnight tonight, and the winners must also submit a video of them imitating a bonobo flinging its poo.

I saw a movie -- in a theater -- yesterday, and of course I got popcorn. Why is popcorn the go-to snack when watching a movie? I get the financial advantage of selling it; it's about as cheap a food by volume as anything on the planet. My guess is that the packaging is more expensive than the popcorn. But what is so attractive about it to the movie-goer?

If any of you young punks who grew up on microwave popcorn haven't made fresh popcorn on the stove, then you are missing out on a wonderful culinary experience. It simply tastes better. None of that artificial butter flavor (which I actually like...a little) or overly-salted crap from the bag. Just pure, hot, clean simple popcorn popped in a good, neutral-flavored oil, a bit of Kosher salt, and the biggest bowl you have in the house. I use a huge aluminum food prep bowl I bought at a commercial kitchen supply house about 100 years ago, and it's perfect!

Use a big, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid. Pour a couple of big glugs of oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pot) into the pot along with three or four kernels. Put it on medium heat, and when the kernels pop, pour in the rest of the popcorn. Shake the pot, and leave the cover ajar to allow the steam to escape, otherwise your popcorn will not be quite as crunchy and delicious. As soon as it as mostly stopped popping, take it off the heat, salt it, toss it into the bowl, and chow down. Oh, if you have any extra bacon fat, try using that instead of oil. Yes, it's marvelous.

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This video is from Thermoworks, a company that sells excellent temperature probes and thermometers and such. They often include recipes in their promotional e-mails, and this one is a doozy. They make it seem so easy! But I have made chocolate-covered caramels before, and cleaning the spattered chocolate off the ceiling and out of my hair is a bit tedious. Coating the caramels is a hugely messy project!

Candy Temperatures: Chocolate-Dipped Caramels

And look at how perfect the squares of caramel are. This is a nightmare for the obsessive-compulsive cook. Luckily I am not one of those....


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I mentioned Chicken Baked With Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs a few weeks ago as my planned meal for that evening. It was a resounding success, and has entered the "Oh shit! What should I cook tonight?" rotation here at Chez Dildo. I used fresh herbs, which I think is the key to this dish's success. I was also struck by how well the rosemary and the basil complimented each other. It was odd, because I could taste them separately, but they also blended wonderfully. It's a simple dish to make, and well worth a try.
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From commenter MNJester; a fine looking chili recipe that is also damned spicy!
Full disclosure - I'm not from Texas (was in the Army there a few times). I'm from Minnesota. My advice to anyone about chili is never ever try to make it without a good old fashioned cast iron Dutch Oven. I've made chili thousands of times but the best results only come using cast iron. Crock pots and stove top stew pots are fine, but cast iron has never failed me. The colors and textures it produces are something you can't get using any other method.

Below isn't my best effort - but I've always liked this recipe.

Texas Red: no beans, no tomatoes

Ingredients
Caveat: I've never made chili the exact same way twice, I use any chili recipe as a starting guide and season as I go, according to my own tastes (Use caution if adding the optional peppers)


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped (easier to use minced garlic from the grocery store, 1 tbsp).
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (a little less if using fresh)
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (use more if you like spicy)
  • 1-3 Habanero peppers (optional) seeded and minced (use a food processor or just cook in pan with onions/garlic until soft, then chop; wash hands thoroughly)
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 4 pounds boneless beef chuck or rump, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4-5 cups water (1 12oz beer - optional; but reduce amount of water to compensate)
  • 4 canned Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, (optional - seeded) and minced
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal or corn flour

Directions :

In a Dutch oven, brown cubed beef - best results put 1 tbsp vegetable oil in the dutch oven on the stove top, heat to high temp and brown off meat (meat should sizzle and brown quickly) - repeat until it's all browned off. Remove and set aside.

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, stirring occasionally. Drain off excess grease, leaving enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until the onions are tender. Season with oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder and cumin. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds to toast the spices.

Stir in all remaining ingredients.

Cover with cast iron lid and bake in 350 degree oven 60-90 mins. (the longer time is for more tender beef, but don't overcook or the sauce will taste odd)

Serve with hot cornbread, and/or your choice of fixin's (onions, cheese, sour cream, etc)


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Here's a pretty good recipe for Potato Latkes, fried potato pancakes traditionally served during Hanukkah.

I'll be honest; While I like eating them I am not a big fan of making them. It's a lot of work and cleanup that I much prefer other people do. But here is a good start if you feel like going for it.

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Food and cooking tips, real Maraschino cherries, Perfectly marbled prime NY strips, good biscuits (not the crap I made for Thanksgiving) and other goodies with impressive girth: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com

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1 My sister is making meatloaf and going to bring some to me later. She's an excellent cook so life is good.

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 03:58 PM (mIJBI)

2 My mom and I set fire to a pot of popcorn on the stove in our RV when I was a wee lass. It was a bit scary.


Don't think I've ever tried to make it on the stove since. And screw that Jiffy Pop crap.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 03:59 PM (/o9Qk)

3 I spent so much at Harry and Davids they gave me 2 boxes of pears.

WTF do you do with 2 dozen pears......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 03:59 PM (EoRCO)

4 HH you fetch the Corgis

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 03:59 PM (aC6Sd)

5 Ready! Aim!
FLING!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:59 PM (Sfs6o)

6 I use a wok to make popcorn. Works fine for the two of us.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 17, 2017 04:00 PM (Lqy/e)

7 *arches an eyebrow*

Poo flinging? Really...

*goes back to reading The Diamond Age*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 04:01 PM (nZNJN)

8 By the way, CBD, because of the Food thread last week, I now have 2 lbs of See's chocolate custom mix on my counter.


Also, bought 20 beautiful steaks from some online store (not Allen Bros) for my husband for our 10th anniversary. Texas Steak Warehouse or something like that.


Oh and figs stuffed with chocolate ganache and brandy. And figs stuffed with salted caramel. And figs stuffed with white chocolate and strawberry.


Thank you. I'll be gaining a few this holiday season.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:02 PM (/o9Qk)

9 Just put a rub on a 7.5 lb pork shoulder that I'm agonna pressure cook into shreds in a few hours...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 04:04 PM (oVJmc)

10 Today is a baking day.

Pizzelles and Italian Christmas cookies.
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WTF do you do with 2 dozen pears......
Posted by: Hairyback Guy
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No idea - but I do know that if you say *Nice Pair* at work, you'd better have one in your hand.

Just say'n.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2017 04:05 PM (tr2D7)

11 Ww have my wife's bacon fat container in the fridge. It adds life too many dishes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 04:05 PM (BtQd4)

12 Just made rum balls.
box of vanilla wafers ground fine
1c semi sweet chocolate bits
1c confectionary sugar
3/4 cup rum

melt choc, stir in sugar and rum, fold in wafer crumbs, chill, form into balls roll in confectionary sugar, enjoy like the bum you are.

Posted by: tony bordain at December 17, 2017 04:05 PM (XWfIj)

13 OT, but Christmas!, and reposted from Willow Zone of gun thread .......


Latest mischievous bit from the guys at Black Rifle Coffee. Christmas carol melodies, done with lead -


https://youtu.be/f782hMNuob4

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 04:06 PM (uyrlv)

14 So, I regret not sending in a recipe like maybe one of my ONT oatmeal concoctions. Why Moday for instance.
1 1/2 cup milk
Small handful of Crerry Craisins
Slightly more of raisins
Shake of Cumin
Heat for a minute but do not stur
Take spoon and carefully try to scoop off cumin from the top.
Add shake of cinnamon
Heat to just boiling
Add 7/8 cup of 5 minute oatmeal
Cook for 5 minutes and serve

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

15
13 1598 copies, eh?

1598 was the year they discovered the Dodo.
Posted by: Surfperch at December 17, 2017 04:05 PM (gs/Z2)
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Yes - isn't that amazing? I have to say this cookbook has been a surprise every step of the way.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:07 PM (Sfs6o)

16 Make pear jam or pear butter?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:08 PM (/o9Qk)

17 Sunday is for pulled pork. It's cooling down stairs now trying to trick me into starting to soon after taking it out of the oven but I know better!

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 04:08 PM (MVE/7)

18 4 HH you fetch the Corgis.

Nope, I've given that up. If all the regular posters don't know when the next post is coming, not my problem.

Well of course there is ace, and then maybe I would do a nood since who the hell knows what time he would post.

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 04:08 PM (mIJBI)

19 Popcorn movie theater style?

Coconut oil and Flavacol.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (zCyNd)

20 Impressive sales for only #TwoWeeks!!
Does that total include kindle and print versions?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (W+vEI)

21 WTF to do with pears
slice, add butter to pan
add pears to pan with walnuts or pecans
then some brown sugar
keep cooking until you like the color and smell
pour over blue bell vanilla ice cream

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (BtQd4)

22 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)

23 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)

Ladies' Sunday Shiv Sharpening Circle?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 04:11 PM (zCyNd)

24 My sister is making meatloaf and going to bring some to me later. She's an excellent cook so life is good.

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 03:58 PM (mIJBI)
O. M. G. My sister's making fudge. I'd kill for meatloaf. Enjoy! (Note to self: get meatloaf stuff and make a big one.)

Posted by: Peaches at December 17, 2017 04:11 PM (14URa)

25 Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (W+vEI)
Yes, both paperback and eBooks - 1336 and 253, respectively.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:12 PM (Sfs6o)

26 19
Popcorn movie theater style?


Coconut oil and Flavacol.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar



Eeeeeek! Coconut oil!! Unclean!!!!!!!

Posted by: The Food Police at December 17, 2017 04:12 PM (LAe3v)

27 I like popcorn and used to make the Orville on the stove, but the bags are so simple and there is no mess to cleanup. Yes, it's not as good but it's not that bad either.


As for fried potato pancakes my mother used to make those from left over mashed potatoes. I do to remember how she made them but they were good for breakfast.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 17, 2017 04:12 PM (mpXpK)

28 the winners must also submit a video of them imitating a bonobo flinging its poo

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So, pretty much any news conference of which I'm a part will work?

Posted by: Jim "it's about me" Acosta at December 17, 2017 04:12 PM (WEBkv)

29 22 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel


She's run out of rump roast, so she's out hunting a hobo.

Old school, hard core, with a shiv.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 04:13 PM (0ogQG)

30 Just put a rub on a 7.5 lb pork shoulder that I'm agonna pressure cook into shreds in a few hours...


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 04:04 PM (oVJmc)
I totally read that wrong . . . might be the beer, I'm waiting for the Big Game to start here.

Posted by: Peaches at December 17, 2017 04:13 PM (14URa)

31 Hope bluebell took a spa weekend after all that work on the cookbook...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 04:14 PM (W+vEI)

32 Made chili out of some leftover smoked pork shoulder and shredded chuck roast. Also made my own chili powder out of dried poblanos and serranos. Onions and fresh jalapenos are the only vegetation. Good stuff.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:15 PM (gC2IV)

33
CBD:

I have tried the chicken recipe and it is both damn good and dead easy. The cherry tomatoes give it both a nice sweet and sharp note.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:16 PM (mbhDw)

34 does anyone actually fall for the "cookbook give away" story?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 04:16 PM (BOtYp)

35 Check out the Book Thread, Muldoon has collated his AOS poetry into a book that is now available on Amazon.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 04:16 PM (nZNJN)

36
The winners must also submit to the will of Landru...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:16 PM (mbhDw)

37 I'm on my 3rd or 4th air popper now. I like it because it's quick and
easy and you don't have to stand there and shake it. Adding butter to
the corn after it's popped and in the bowl is no trouble at all . It
takes about 10 minutes to pop enough corn for caramel corn, which I make
pretty frequently through the holidays to give away to family and
friends.

Caramel popcorn

4 quarts of popped popcorn in a large aluminum baking pan

1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1/2 tsp of salt

Bring to a boil on low to medium heat and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add

1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Stir until smooth and pour over popcorn until well coated.
Bake in the oven at 250F for 20 minutes, stir it around to redistribute the coating. Do this twice more.

After an hour in the oven, pour it out onto a sheet of aluminum foil to cool slightly, then bag it up.

Posted by: huerfano at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (Dp2K8)

38 "The more liquid you remove, the crispier your latkes will be"

This is the key to the whole thing. Hungarians sometimes like them with sour cream (Hungarians like sour cream with everything); I understand that Midwesterners like apple sauce.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (zCyNd)

39 Daughter and I are having a bake-a-thon! My famous orange balls, her Oreo cookie balls, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and tomorrow will work on the pumpkin bread. I picked up plain pumpkin instead of pumpkin pie filling, hence having to wait til tomorrow and yet another trip to Wally World. ugh.

Memories being made though

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (CNHr1)

40 How about "Pear and Ginger Crisp"?

http://www.finecooking.com/recipe/pear-ginger-crisp

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (W+vEI)

41 32 is a good number for a giveaway, I think.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (gC2IV)

42 Just put some cheesy scalloped potatoes on the smoker.

The pork loin goes on in about 10 minutes.

Mmmm.

Posted by: Blake at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

43 Can't wait to try popcorn cooked with bacon fat...YUM!

Posted by: Alf767 at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (wIl1K)

44 Now I need to go clean out the fridge in preparation for the parents' arrival.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:18 PM (/o9Qk)

45 Do know if you saw my "They hate you" comment today....But they hate you
https://tinyurl.com/y9pso764

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 04:18 PM (BtQd4)

46 OT: I shop at a Total Wine near me. Their website has lots of ratings and recommendations, but I get the feeling there are a lot of them which are nothing more than shills, sort of like the gushing movie reviews with one word in huge font, and the reviewer ID in font so small it must have been done in a clean room.

Who do people trust?

Posted by: pep at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (LAe3v)

47 44 Now I need to go clean out the fridge in preparation for the parents' arrival.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:18 PM (/o9Qk)


You think there's enough room in there for both of them?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (mbhDw)

48
41 32 is a good number for a giveaway, I think.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:17 PM (gC2IV)
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Sadly, our highly scientific cookbook giveaway random number committee does not agree.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (Sfs6o)

49 Fancy chili recipe. I've never made it with chuck roast and bacon instead of just ground beef.

Posted by: Aunt Luna's phone at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (1rrXc)

50 Made a boatload of fresh pico as well. While chopping jalapenos, juice squirted directly into my eye. Not as fun as it sounds. Pico is good though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (gC2IV)

51
You think there's enough room in there for both of them?





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (mbhDw)


They're very small. Lilliputian, in fact.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:20 PM (/o9Qk)

52 My best friend and I would watch Houston Wrestling on Saturday night and drink kool aid and eat popcorn sprinkled with sugar.

Posted by: Alabaster Jones at December 17, 2017 04:20 PM (2DOZq)

53 No butter for your popcorn? You heathen!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2017 04:20 PM (3/sUh)

54 I used to prefer popcorn cooked in a pan on the stove. Now I make it a different way which I think is better tasting. I put 1/4 cup of popcorn into a brown paper lunch bag. Then microwave. With my microwave it takes 1 minute 55 seconds. It does not taste like air popped popcorn, more like popcorn cooked in oil. When it is finished popping I added butter and salt, and sometimes parmesan cheese. Give it a try, simple, no clean up, and my favorite popcorn

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (Vuaet)

55 page 259, yummmmm

Posted by: thefritz at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (J1xBd)

56 Landru?

The Horde is so Not of the Body...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (nZNJN)

57 34
does anyone actually fall for the "cookbook give away" story?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 04:16 PM (BOtYp)
Nah.

Posted by: Peaches at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (14URa)

58 Popcorn! The preferred snack of Mrs. JTB. We have an old HEAVY (it must be 60 years old now, maybe older) aluminum pot dedicated to making stove top popcorn. Enough corn oil to coat the bottom, put in 5 tablespoons of kernels which will fill the pot when done. Pour in a big bowl and use the residual heat to melt the butter. We have both regular and pickling salt to use as desired. Chow down.

Never tried microwave popcorn. I haven't made Jiffy Pop (is it still offered?) in decades but some of it always burned. I had better luck with a wire basket in the fire place.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (V+03K)

59 Fifty is a good, round number.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (gC2IV)

60 I make a few bottles of Brandy spiced with ginger. vanilla and orange.

I redux some and poach the pears in that and have some to drink on the side.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (5njrw)

61
Got the cookbook.
Made a New Years resolution; cook more.
Eating is going to be this winter's entertainment.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (KdDCu)

62 As for fried potato pancakes my mother used to make those from left over mashed potatoes. I do to remember how she made them but they were good for breakfast.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 17, 2017 04:12

Mrs Farmer just takes leftover mashed taters, makes them into patties and fries them in butter. We recently discovered they are even better when you mix in some chives.

Posted by: Farmer at December 17, 2017 04:22 PM (lfXAE)

63 46 OT: I shop at a Total Wine near me. Their website has lots of ratings and recommendations, but I get the feeling there are a lot of them which are nothing more than shills, sort of like the gushing movie reviews with one word in huge font, and the reviewer ID in font so small it must have been done in a clean room.

Who do people trust?
Posted by: pep at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (LAe3v)


It's a combination of two things for me and the wife:

a) find a reputable store near you where the staff are not pushing things on you, but guiding you to the wine that suits your taste and what you want to pair it with.

b) time and patience! You have to just take a chance sometimes and be sure to write down in a notebook what you've tried. Even if the exact bottle is no longer available, you still have the region, variety etc. to go by to find something similar

ALSO... John Cleese produced a terrific short documentary about choosing and enjoying wine.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:22 PM (mbhDw)

64 Making popcorn on the stove? Pshaw! When I was a kid we had a fireplace popcorn popper made out of some sort of screen wire. So your popcorn had a smokey flavor!

Posted by: Ron in Austin at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (K0xn1)

65 My problem with popcorn is once you've cooked it the smell is in your place for like a day unless you can open a door or two.

Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (mIJBI)

66 WTF to do with pears
slice, add butter to pan
add pears to pan with walnuts or pecans
then some brown sugar
keep cooking until you like the color and smell
pour over blue bell vanilla ice cream
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (BtQd4)

Oooooo....that sounds good, Thanks RhenniX! I will give it a whirl.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (EoRCO)

67 Popcorn: use coconut oil that's almost to the smoke point.
hotter than required to pop the few test kernels.

...and powder the salt. (rolling pin works good)

That's what makes it taste like theater popcorn

Posted by: retropox at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (izMh7)

68 In the last week I put up 15lbs. of sausages. 5lbs. salami, 5lbs. garlic sausage and 5lbs. sweet italian. Thinking of adding breakfast sausages and maybe something really mild tasting and I should be good for the winter, or the grave yard.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (nisXv)

69 56 Landru?

The Horde is so Not of the Body...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (nZNJN)


And then there's the B-17 "The Body" from "The War Lover."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (mbhDw)

70 Posted by: Peaches at December 17, 2017 04:11 PM (14URa)

Meatloaf here tomorrow night
You're invited
Cmon over

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (3/sUh)

71 59 Fifty is a good, round number.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:21 PM (gC2IV)
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Number 50 was a candidate, but after a lively and heated debate it just didn't have the support needed to win.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (Sfs6o)

72 >>Memories being made though


Sounds like fun, Jewell!! I have so many happy memories baking Christmas cookies with mom, and more recently, baking cookies with her for church coffee hour.

Our tradition since the grandkids arrived (my son and nieces) has been making gingerbread houses. Mom has a recipe and template for individual houses, but in a pinch, we've just made them out of graham crackers - and it works just as well.

https://www.marthastewart.com/997795/decorative-cookie-cottages

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 04:24 PM (W+vEI)

73 66 Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 04:09 PM (BtQd4)

Oooooo....that sounds good, Thanks RhenniX! I will give it a whirl.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (EoRCO)


Also diced/sliced in a salad with candied walnuts, beets and goat cheese.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:25 PM (mbhDw)

74 I worked at a place where the owner hated the smell of popcorn. People were sacked for microwaving a bag.

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 04:25 PM (FhXTo)

75 I don't pay to much attention to the little review signs at Total Wine

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 04:26 PM (aC6Sd)

76 You pop my maize after stealing my land. Paleface so evil.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 17, 2017 04:26 PM (/qEW2)

77 76 You pop my maize after stealing my land. Paleface so evil.
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at December 17, 2017 04:26 PM (/qEW2)


The Simspon-Mazola Act of 1820?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:27 PM (mbhDw)

78 65 My problem with popcorn is once you've cooked it the smell is in your place for like a day unless you can open a door or two.
Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (mIJBI)

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Fun popcorn fact: microwave popcorn was banned in a hospital on floor that contained people who were not allowed to eat for one reason or another.

Posted by: Blake at December 17, 2017 04:27 PM (WEBkv)

79 Christmas meant home made peanut brittle and fudge, and I've continued to make the latter (the recipe is quite easy). I was all set to make a batch yesterday, and picked up the ingredients I was missing from the supermarket. And then late that night, I started to pull out the ingredients... only to realize I didn't have enough chocolate.

Y_Y

Posted by: junior at December 17, 2017 04:28 PM (F1AQ9)

80 Chili can be made from any meat. Beans are evil. Carrots are right out.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:29 PM (gC2IV)

81 47 44 Now I need to go clean out the fridge in preparation for the parents' arrival.
Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at December 17, 2017 04:18 PM (/o9Qk)


You think there's enough room in there for both of them?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (mbhDw)

You gotta spatchcock 'em first.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 04:29 PM (0ogQG)

82 I use coconut oil for popcorn. I do a light drizzle of olive oil before seasoning

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:29 PM (TisfY)

83 How bout 80?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (gC2IV)

84
We prepared Mr. And Mrs. JTB's "Rosamond's Beef Stroganoff" from THE cookbook last night.

We used thin cut sirloin steak and stayed exactly to the recipe. It was rich, rich, rich and most delicious. It called for optional paprika. We opted for hot Hungarian paprika. That added a nice bit of bite! Will try again!

I skipped my blood sugar test this morning. Did I mention it was rich?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (4DCSq)

85 Thermoworks are fantastic food thermometers. Chicken, steaks to just the exact temperature you want.

Solid idea for a Christmas gift too.

Posted by: JT in KC at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (FoSz+)

86 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel



Jail? And no bail money?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (CeVa5)

87 I'm supposed to be making pie not posting pie.

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (FhXTo)

88 83 How bout 80?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (gC2IV)
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Considered unlucky by Eskimos.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:31 PM (Sfs6o)

89 Pears- Ham and pear Panini. Sliced ham, smoked Havarti and thin slices of pear. Grill

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 04:31 PM (5njrw)

90 86 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel

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

Tired of looking at recipes?

Or, she decided to make some of the drinks mentioned in the cookbook.

Posted by: Blake at December 17, 2017 04:32 PM (WEBkv)

91
Jail? And no bail money?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 04:30 PM (CeVa5)
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Word on the street is parole violation.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:32 PM (Sfs6o)

92 I've never noticed that popcorn has a lasting smell. Now, I roast my own coffee. That has a long lasting aroma.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:32 PM (TisfY)

93 Food?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2017 04:33 PM (SjImc)

94 Damn Eskimos did it to me again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (gC2IV)

95
A Dutch Oven - despite the kinda stupid name - does an admirable job of taking less expensive cuts of beef and making them tenderly delicious. Bought some 2.99 a pound round roast recently and was shocked how good it became.

Throw some veggies and potatoes in and that's a meal, Jerry. But slow cooking is the key. And perhaps a touch of red wine the first hour.

Posted by: Acme Explosives at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (ajiE5)

96 The number 83 is highly auspicious.

Posted by: Fortune Cookies by Miklos at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (zCyNd)

97 Food related. Been a busy week and got kind of flustered last night while cooking dinner. Finished chicken breast in the oven at 450 degrees in the skillet I used to brown them on the stovetop.
Yep, grabbed that skillet handle without an oven mitt after I took it out of the oven. And I have the blisters on my right hand to prove.
Using my injuries as an excuse to eat out tonight.
Enjoy the food thread and each other. Going out to eat steak and may have a medicinal libation.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (N3JsI)

98 Wine at Total Wine? No way.

I go to Total Wine for European beer, which they have a real nice selection of. Good German Pils and Hefe Weizen. British ales. All kinds of micro brews. Really, for a wine specialty store its beer selection is great. Its, inadvertantly, helped the other local grocery stores to compete by also providing a fine selection of beers. Win Win!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (VgslJ)

99 Chili without tomatoes is the way hooligans make it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (FUu/Z)

100 Time to make some fresh guacamole. Anyone want some?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (gC2IV)

101 A Dutch Oven - despite the kinda stupid name - does an admirable job of taking less expensive cuts of beef and making them tenderly delicious. Bought some 2.99 a pound round roast recently and was shocked how good it became.

Throw some veggies and potatoes in and that's a meal, Jerry. But slow cooking is the key. And perhaps a touch of red wine the first hour.
Posted by: Acme Explosives


Aka, crockpot.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (CeVa5)

102 My first love was a grad student who's attic apartment always smelled of popcorn.

It was a very good year.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (LWu6U)

103 96 The number 83 is highly auspicious.
Posted by: Fortune Cookies by Miklos at December 17, 2017 04:34 PM (zCyNd)
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But not in a good way.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (Sfs6o)

104 Who do people trust?

Posted by: pep at December 17, 2017 04:19 PM (LAe3v)

Wine Advocate.

But mostly for the descriptions. I know how they describe what I like, so I read the review and ignore the number.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 04:37 PM (wYseH)

105 In this day and age when your arrested instead of a phone call you don't get 1 text message or AoSHq comment?

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 04:37 PM (aC6Sd)

106 22 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:10 PM (Sfs6o)

++++

The conditions of her work release program do not allow her to be out on Sundays.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 04:37 PM (pvjTE)

107 Nothing wrong with an even 100. It's Ben Franklin's favorite number, you know.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:37 PM (gC2IV)

108 I bought one of those Thermoworks Thermapen thermometers (try saying that five times fast) for my Dad, and he just about worships the damn thing.

It does work really well though.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at December 17, 2017 04:38 PM (PzBTm)

109 You don't hate Ben Franklin, do you Weasel?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:38 PM (gC2IV)

110 But not in a good way.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (Sfs6o)

These are Hungarian fortune cookies.

Expect not the optimism

Posted by: Artisanal Fortune Coolies with a hint of garlic and paprika at December 17, 2017 04:39 PM (zCyNd)

111
107 Nothing wrong with an even 100. It's Ben Franklin's favorite number, you know.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:37 PM (gC2IV)
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Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:39 PM (Sfs6o)

112 Now?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:40 PM (gC2IV)

113 109 You don't hate Ben Franklin, do you Weasel?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:38 PM (gC2IV)
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Spent too much time in France. Suspicious!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:40 PM (Sfs6o)

114 @109

Ben Franklin could not be reached for confirmation.

Posted by: junior at December 17, 2017 04:41 PM (F1AQ9)

115 I make popcorn with grape-seed oil. It has a higher usable temperature range, and imparts a subtle flavor to the popcorn. Orville Redenbacher's yellow popcorn is worth the money IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:41 PM (hyuyC)

116 re Harry and David pears -- I got a 4 pack as a gift one Christmas; damn those things were good. Perfectly ripe, juicy, tender, delicious.

So I mentioned this to several people; two years later I was getting dozens of them sent to us (people are always hunting good gift ideas). And the quality was nowhere near as good. In fact, I had to toss some as inedible. Next year, same thing. Even complaining to H-nD and getting a replacement shipment did not help.

So I said no mas and please don't send us any more of them. YMMV.

*and note, this was several years ago, maybe they fixed their problem by now*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 04:41 PM (0ogQG)

117 Hint:

The winning post number is encoded in the Mayan inscriptions at Chichen Itza Structure 16.

So now everybody knows.

Posted by: Miklos von Daniken at December 17, 2017 04:42 PM (zCyNd)

118 I'll put in a marker, I guess.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 04:42 PM (bZ7mE)

119 *Down* a marker.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 04:43 PM (bZ7mE)

120 I haven't been satisfied with the last few batches of New England baked beans I made. Used a crock pot and they always seemed too soupy, which I don't care for. I found an old recipe for use in an oven that cooks low and slow for hours. It worked! And is simple but takes a while to process what with soaking the beans and cooking time.

No tomato. Molasses, dark mustard, salt and pepper mixed with the bean cooking water. I used half a pound of maple cured bacon chopped instead of fat back.

The key is a low slow oven: 325 degrees, uncovered. Check every few hours. The top got crusty but the beans were sweet, creamy and flavorful. This batch took about 6 hours. Delish!

The next time I'm going with a lower temp for a longer time. I believe the recipe comes from a time when they cooked overnight using residual heat from a brick bread oven.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 04:43 PM (V+03K)

121 Grew up making popcorn on stove with heavy cast iron pot using crisco lard. When I left home, I found the Jolly Time electric popper. Don't think they make those anymore. Made perfect popcorn all the time.

For the preferred popcorn bowl, I use an Ellengers 13" agatized wood bowl. It also double as salad bowl. Not pretty, but efficient.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 04:43 PM (Dhht7)

122 When I was in grad school I cooked popcorn 2 meals a day. I was active enough to burn it all off.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:44 PM (hyuyC)

123 Dinner tonight is home grown pintos, cooked yesterday, with ground lamb, mushrooms, salsa verde, chopped spinach from cold frame, minced garlic, cumin, and some lemon pepper and a dash of salt. Plus cornbread made with buttermilk. And, some homemade beer that our neighbor will bring.

After dinner there will be a hotly contested euchre match guys vs gals. Best out of 5 hands earns bragging rights.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 04:44 PM (C8LGv)

124 For my popcorn bowl I avoid elegance and cleanup. I use large mixing bowls. Easy peasy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:45 PM (hyuyC)

125
I can't believe the very first? bonafide recipe review didn't trigger an autographed cookbook!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (4DCSq)

126 I stepped away to put a load of clothes in the washer... Did anybody win?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (Sfs6o)

127 JTB, I've heard nice things about bean pots for baking beans. Never looked into it myself.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (bZ7mE)

128 Mmmm. I can make popcorn for dinner.

Anytime my wife does not have to cook is a good day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (hyuyC)

129 Try brewers yeast on popcorn... yum.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (C8LGv)

130 125
I can't believe the very first? bonafide recipe review didn't trigger an autographed cookbook!
Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (4DCSq)
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That actually is noteworthy!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (Sfs6o)

131 Better do an entry. Can't win if you don't play!

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 04:47 PM (5SGVe)

132 Test

Posted by: nnptcgrad at December 17, 2017 04:47 PM (PzBTm)

133 I stepped away to put a load of clothes in the washer... Did anybody win?
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (Sfs6o)


You are the winner.

Your prize is laundry.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 04:47 PM (y87Qq)

134 I stepped away to put a load of clothes in the washer.

What size washer?

My clothes won't fit through the little holes.

Posted by: Miklos von Molnar at December 17, 2017 04:47 PM (zCyNd)

135 Legal Insurrection - NY Times Reveals children's deaths from malnutrition in Venezuela

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 04:48 PM (aC6Sd)

136 125
I can't believe the very first? bonafide recipe review didn't trigger an autographed cookbook!
Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (4DCSq)
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But it also demonstrates a profound disregard for health and safety. Can you even be trusted with a cookbook?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:48 PM (Sfs6o)

137 Now you're just messin with us, Weasel.

There is no contest, only Zul!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:48 PM (gC2IV)

138 Is the winning post number also the Powerball?

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (zCyNd)

139 I bought a nice heavy Lodge bean pot a couple of years ago and we never have used it.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (Sfs6o)

140 More likely the random number has four digits.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (bZ7mE)

141 Made 1 16 oz ribeye and a 10oz piece of tenderloin (sous vide - 133 for 3 hrs while at church) with a tossed salad for dinner for my wife and I. Chocolate frosted chocolate cupcakes for dessert later.

Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (zOpu5)

142 134 I stepped away to put a load of clothes in the washer.

What size washer?

My clothes won't fit through the little holes.
Posted by: Miklos von Molnar at December 17, 2017 04:47 PM (zCyNd)

That's nuts.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (TisfY)

143 I've heard nice things about bean pots for baking beans.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 04:46 PM (bZ7mE)

Even if they don't work better, tbey look so damned good it's hard to beat them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 04:50 PM (wYseH)

144 That's nuts.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (TisfY)

Yeah.. Screw it.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 17, 2017 04:50 PM (zCyNd)

145 We have freeze dried tomato powder I like on popcorn. It adds a subtle sweetness.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:50 PM (TisfY)

146 You know who should be here? Bluebell, that's who. Too bad she shanked her parole officer.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:50 PM (gC2IV)

147 137 Now you're just messin with us, Weasel.

There is no contest, only Zul!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:48 PM (gC2IV)
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Just enjoying my authoritah until bluebell makes bail.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:51 PM (Sfs6o)

148 Weasel,

I've been meaning to ask you. Did that Blue Ridge Arsenal card prove useful?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:51 PM (hyuyC)

149 bluebell would put a stop to my shit, that's for sure.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:51 PM (Sfs6o)

150 I like the idea of microwaving plain bulk popcorn in a paper lunch sack, per LMD Outer Banker @ 54.

Easy peasy and no heavy pan to wash!

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (yD/Pf)

151
But it also demonstrates a profound disregard for health and safety. Can you even be trusted with a cookbook?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:48 PM



I thought part of that challenge was to survive the experience by at least a day.

Ta Da!!!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (4DCSq)

152 That's nuts.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (TisfY)

Yeah.. Screw it.


You guys and your threads.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (IcT7t)

153 I got your popcorn popper right here.

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (A1FgP)

154 Duke Lowell

If bluebell flew a F-22 her plane would have flags of China, Russia, and Iran in the shape of sporks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (hyuyC)

155 We have freeze dried tomato powder I like on popcorn. It adds a subtle sweetness.
Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:50 PM (TisfY)


Old Bay is neither subtle nor sweet but is also good on popcorn.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (y87Qq)

156 152 That's nuts.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:49 PM (TisfY)

Yeah.. Screw it.

You guys and your threads.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 04:52 PM (IcT7t

I might have to bolt.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:53 PM (TisfY)

157 148 Weasel,

I've been meaning to ask you. Did that Blue Ridge Arsenal card prove useful?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:51 PM (hyuyC)
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Oh hi Salty - sorry, I've been meaning to mention that. Apparently they stopped using the pre-loaded cards some time ago. Thanks for thinking of me though!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:53 PM (Sfs6o)

158 Keeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:54 PM (Sfs6o)

159 I've never understood the cooking-as-entertainment mentality, but lately I've been watching a lot of Scott Rea videos on youtube. Basically he's a cockney butcher who likes making traditional English cuisine with his bare hands. Be warned, the squeamish might not appreciate his videos that deal with preparation of the carcass.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (/qEW2)

160 What's this all about then?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (TisfY)

161 Hey, don't knock the Jiffy Pop.... I kind of grew up on it, using the electric stove, not the best way. I doubt most people have never used it, since the invention of the microwave....I do still have my mothers electric Kenmore popper which still works just fine. Its been around a long time, and as long as the electric elements don't burn out, it will go on for awhile longer.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (l9lsl)

162 Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (UdKB7)

163 I had an uninspired hotel cheeburger for dinner last night. Fortunately it was only $10

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (Sfs6o)

164 54 150 JQ

The problem is it is a tad dry and there are a lot of kernels that do not pop. If you use a timer setting to get the last of the kernels you are close to burning the popcorn. You have to actually monitor the pops.

It is a grad school or lazy bum trick. Stovetop in grapeseed keeps my wife happy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:56 PM (hyuyC)

165 It seems from the artical at LI its a epidemic, hospitals have no food or limited so can't take in those who need it and infant mortality is hitting 2%

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 04:56 PM (aC6Sd)

166 Old Bay is the BOMB on poultry.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:56 PM (Sfs6o)

167
I may be starting to get some stomach cramps. Maybe 36 hours would have been a better goal...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (4DCSq)

168 If you like stove top popcorn, I highly recommend the Whirley Pop. Throw in a tablespoon of oil, half cup of kernels, and some salt, turn on the heat, and crank away for 4-5 minutes (until the popping slows).

It's also great for making kettle corn (same process, just throw in some sugar as well), though there is a bit more clean-up after making kettle corn.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (+F0Wk)

169 Definitely going to try the paper bag popcorn tonight. I get tasked with all the dishes cleanup and this sounds doable.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (5SGVe)

170 157 Weasel

Alas. When we moved there was some coin on it. Well, they owe you some range time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (hyuyC)

171 *Puts pistol to own head*

Alright, gimme the cookbook or the Duke gets it!

Hold it, men, he means it!

Do what he say! Do what he say!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (gC2IV)

172
168 If you like stove top popcorn, I highly recommend the Whirley Pop. Throw in a tablespoon of oil, half cup of kernels, and some salt, turn on the heat, and crank away for 4-5 minutes (until the popping slows).

It's also great for making kettle corn (same process, just throw in some sugar as well), though there is a bit more clean-up after making kettle corn.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (+F0Wk)

That's what I use.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (TisfY)

173 bluebell is in Jamaica soaking up the rum or sun.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (5njrw)

174 Good Sunday evening, horde!

A few years ago, my husband got me one of those movie-style popcorn machines--the glass box, the stirring pot, and all. It's nice, I like that it keeps the popcorn warm while I'm eating the first bowl.

I love popcorn, so he thinks it's the best gift he ever gave me. I let him think so, but truth be told, I liked making it in the cast iron skillet just fine.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (e8PP1)

175 163 I had an uninspired hotel cheeburger for dinner last night. Fortunately it was only $10
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And it took 30 minutes to cook.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (Sfs6o)

176 Old Bay is the BOMB on poultry.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:56 PM (Sfs6o)

Also sometimes use it on popcorn, for something different.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (l9lsl)

177 Alas. When we moved there was some coin on it. Well, they owe you some range time.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 04:57 PM (hyuyC)
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Thanks Salty - unfortunately Blue Ridge looks like they're having some rough times right now. Apparently the owner opened another location near Richmond which was only open for a few days.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:00 PM (Sfs6o)

178 "Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?"
-Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 04:55 PM (UdKB7)

No. They are pieces of crap. Check Youtube and you'll get your answers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:00 PM (Ckg4U)

179 166 Weasel

Old Bay. That brings back fond memories of crabbing at the Annapolis Naval Station at night, using flashlights and long aluminum poles with a chickenwire net as a basket. More skilled than a crab trap.

And the crabs were so good fresh, with Old Bay.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:01 PM (hyuyC)

180 Weasel, you need to do a contest where the prize is a day at your rifle range.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:01 PM (5SGVe)

181 175 163 I had an uninspired hotel cheeburger for dinner last night. Fortunately it was only $10
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And it took 30 minutes to cook.
Posted by: Weasel at December 17,

The hotel we're staying in is kind of uninspired. I doubt they have cheeseburgers -maybe tacos.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:02 PM (TisfY)

182 Not a chance.
I'd have better odds buying a powerball ticket.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 05:02 PM (5cCew)

183
Also sometimes use it on popcorn, for something different.
Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (l9lsl)
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I'm going to try that!! Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)

184 I saw Uninspired Hotel Cheeseburger open up for The Waitresses at the Kit Kat Lounge back in 83!

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:03 PM (2lfa6)

185 Weasel

Sorry to hear that. I bought my first firearm from them, when pbho looked like he was getting into office.

In the service, if a bad guy was close enough to use the 5"/54 cal gun, they were too close.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:03 PM (hyuyC)

186 Bluebell would want you to keeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:03 PM (Sfs6o)

187 186 Weasel

Bad things happen to people who disappoint bluebell.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:04 PM (hyuyC)

188 The hotel we're staying in is kind of uninspired. I doubt they have cheeseburgers -maybe tacos.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:02 PM (TisfY)

Never have eaten in a hotel, breakfast yes, because it usually free...Of course I don't usually stay in a high end hotel...

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:04 PM (l9lsl)

189 I'm keeping on keeping on posting. When what I really want to do is get up and find an adult beverage.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:05 PM (5SGVe)

190 Testing...

Is this thing on?

Posted by: ChrisP at December 17, 2017 05:05 PM (ghhHU)

191 On another topic, Weasel, I am planning to attend the October MoMeet with Ben Had. I can bring an assortment of firearms, if needed.

Will you be there?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:05 PM (hyuyC)

192 Sometimes I feel So Uninspired

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqPNf_13Kb4

(May or may not be about a Room Service Cheeseburger)

Posted by: TRAFFIC at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (2lfa6)

193
Bad things happen to people who disappoint bluebell.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:04 PM (hyuyC)

But she seems so nice.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (TisfY)

194 >>Legal Insurrection - NY Times Reveals children's deaths from malnutrition in Venezuela



Yes, but the sex under Communism is still fabulous!!
What's the loss of a few lil' nippers between comrades when you can just make more, amirite?

Posted by: New York Times at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (W+vEI)

195
Nothing pithy or interesting left to say, but for bluebell...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (4DCSq)

196 My problem with popcorn is once you've cooked it the smell is in your place for like a day unless you can open a door or two.
Posted by: HH at December 17, 2017 04:23 PM (mIJBI)

I think of this as a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (e8PP1)

197 I always order extra condiments on the side for room service burgers. They're usually way over cooked and dry as hell.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (gC2IV)

198 La la la la la la

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:07 PM (Sfs6o)

199 200

Posted by: m at December 17, 2017 05:07 PM (sVFZk)

200 Keeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (Sfs6o)

201 Chopped down the Christmas tree, put it up and decorated it yesterday. I deserve a beverage break.
Can't do any of the cookbook recipes cuz the damn thing is wrapped and ready to go under the tree.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (5SGVe)

202 How bout now?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (gC2IV)

203 >>But she seems so nice.


You hear that phrase a lot.



...from the other people in her crawlspace.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (2lfa6)

204 "But she seems so nice."
-Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:06 PM (TisfY)

Much like alexthechick and Peaches, when she spins on you, you'll bleed.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (Ckg4U)

205 193 Northernlurker

Remember how she stated off asking for recipes so sweetly. And by the deadline her exhortations to send in recipes were much more forceful.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (hyuyC)

206 Socalism/ communism has a way of starving its own populations.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (aC6Sd)

207 Commenter Number 206, YOU are a WINNER!!

That's right! You have posted lucky comment number 206 and have won a FREE signed copy of The Deplorable Gourmet!!!

Please email your mailing address AND verify the email address listed for the winning blog comment to moroncookbook at gmail

Your email must be received by midnight tonight, December 17th. Unclaimed prizes go back into the hopper. Prizes will be mailed USPS around the New Year.

Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (Sfs6o)

208 It's almost like we are close to the magic number.

Paul Lynn to block please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (hyuyC)

209 >>My problem with popcorn is once you've cooked it the smell is in your place for like a day unless you can open a door or two.


Then you need to make a pot roast, apple cake, or bread !

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (W+vEI)

210 Bluebell! Weasel is taunting us!

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (5SGVe)

211 How the fuck does one pick 206? Rigged system says I.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (gC2IV)

212 Keeeeep posting!

If you insist...

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (bZ7mE)

213 Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (hyuyC)

214 And it took 30 minutes to cook.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:58 PM (Sfs6o)

Your attitude toward tipping may have been detected and understood.

Not in a good way.

Posted by: Short order Miklos at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (zCyNd)

215 I pick the number 33!

Posted by: Chillin the most at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (S5wVA)

216 >>Socalism/ communism has a way of starving its own populations.


That's because they don't have a proper cookbook.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (2lfa6)

217 Dang.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (bZ7mE)

218 It is a grad school or lazy bum trick.

Heh, it's mostly for my 80+yr old Dad --who loves *real* butter and not "that fake butter-flavor crap", hates to cook and REALLY HATES kitchen cleanup...

I was going to buy a popcorn maker for him, but realized it would only present more cleaning (and storage!) issues.

He can be a bit unsteady on his feet, so heavy pan over hot stove is getting too difficult for him now.

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (yD/Pf)

219 Skippidy-Doo-Dah.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (Ckg4U)

220 Well don't know about my supper but its time to feed my Cinnamon, its chicken dinner Sunday for her.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (aC6Sd)

221 >>>206
Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (aC6Sd)

207 Commenter Number 206, YOU are a WINNER!!

We already knew that Skip is a winner.

Posted by: m at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (sVFZk)

222 Missed it by this ].[ much.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:10 PM (hyuyC)

223 Spun and Murky, We are sooooo glad that Mr. JTB's mom's recipe worked out. Works on rice or egg noodles.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (V+03K)

224 209 >>My problem with popcorn is once you've cooked it the smell is in your place for like a day unless you can open a door or two.


Then you need to make a pot roast, apple cake, or bread !
Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 05:09 PM (W+vEI)

Curried cabbage would do it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (TisfY)

225 I have eaten in a hotel after, In Germany, since they usually only serve hard rolls, jam, and coffee...and maybe a few extras for breakfast.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (l9lsl)

226 Socalism/ communism has a way of starving its own populations.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:08 PM (aC6Sd)

This comment wins cookbook?

There is evil in it....

Posted by: Miklos Molnar from Karl Marx U at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (zCyNd)

227 Damn, missed it by THAT much. I'm going to go get a drink.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (5SGVe)

228 I love popcorn, so he thinks it's the best gift he ever gave me. I let him think so, but truth be told, I liked making it in the cast iron skillet just fine.
Posted by: April
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Little white lies in the pursuit of goodness and harmony are okay.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (tr2D7)

229 Congratulations Skip! Please email your postal address and verify your email by midnight!

Two more to go!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (Sfs6o)

230 JQ

Makes sense. It does work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM (hyuyC)

231 Hi ya NaCly.
Had a gig the same weekend as Ben's get together.
Maybe this year.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 05:12 PM (5cCew)

232 >>>Made a boatload of fresh pico as well. While chopping jalapenos, juice squirted directly into my eye. Not as fun as it sounds. Pico is good though.
Posted by: Duke Lowell<<<


I saw Boatload of Tears open for the Squirting Jalapenos at the Chicken Ranch in '69.

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 05:12 PM (A1FgP)

233 Truther Carrol getting taken to the woodshed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

234 162 Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?

Posted by: freaked


I've got one in a 12" skillet; it makes nice omelettes. Mine isn't top quality though; the no stick coating is chipped around a couple of the handle brads. Hey, I got it free, so I ain't bitching (much).


Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 05:13 PM (0ogQG)

235 >>juice squirted directly into my eye.


if I had a dime...





Posted by: Nin Hartley at December 17, 2017 05:14 PM (2lfa6)

236 Sometimes I make popcorn when I'm too lazy to do some right proper cooking.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:14 PM (TisfY)

237 Red Hen informs me that it is leftovers tonight. I'm going to find the leftover bottle of vodka.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:15 PM (5SGVe)

238 Chicken Ranch in '69.

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 05:12 PM (A1FgP)

Isn't that the place on Nevada highway 95 on the way to Reno? With the welcome sign all pink and nice.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:15 PM (l9lsl)

239 I'm going to find the leftover bottle of vodka.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:15 PM (5SGVe)

Such things exist?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar , who rotates stock at December 17, 2017 05:15 PM (zCyNd)

240 One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:15 PM (Sfs6o)

241 My wife has graciouslygleefully allowed me to make popcorn tonight.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:16 PM (hyuyC)

242 Miklos, my son was hiding it in the freezer. Hah!

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:16 PM (5SGVe)

243 I'm a crunchy man, myself.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:17 PM (Sfs6o)

244 Old school, hard core Old Corps, with a shiv K-Bar



FIFY.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 17, 2017 05:17 PM (brIR5)

245 My wife can get snarky about how often I make popcorn but she always takes her half.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:17 PM (TisfY)

246 >>One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.


I like both.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at December 17, 2017 05:17 PM (2lfa6)

247 We are a house divided. I like smooth peanut butter, and she likes crunchy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:18 PM (hyuyC)

248 Old Bay is the BOMB on poultry.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 04:56 PM (Sfs6o)


[X] deviled eggs
[X] seafood
[X] chicken
[X] shrimp cocktail sauce
[X] concern about anyone that does not have it in the spice rack

Posted by: Acme Explosives at December 17, 2017 05:18 PM (ajiE5)

249 Next cookbook gets my crunchy peanut butter and bacon on an English muffin.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:19 PM (5SGVe)

250 240 One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.

Posted by: Weasel


That's cuz there is only one style -- crunchy. Smooth is only useful for baiting rat traps.

Hey, has anyone ever used an aftermarket no-stick coating repair kit? Any opinions on them?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 05:19 PM (0ogQG)

251 Skip at December 17, 2017 04:07 PM

Why do you add cumin, then remove it before adding cinnamon?

Posted by: KT at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (BVQ+1)

252 Peter Pan creamy peanut butter.

I know, I know.
This thread is for people that make their own peanut butter.

Posted by: teej at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (5cCew)

253 I like that white cheddar popcorn with a few cold brews.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (6Ll1u)

254 teej, maybe we can do some range time together. I mean us vs paper, not mano a mano.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (hyuyC)

255
223 Spun and Murky, We are sooooo glad that Mr. JTB's mom's recipe worked out. Works on rice or egg noodles.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at December 17, 2017 05:11 PM



Mrs. JTB, we had it on rice, but meant to try on spaetzle.

What the heck, the rice maker was handy. Again, delish! Thank you for submitting.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (4DCSq)

256 My grandmother used to keep a can of bacon grease next to the stove. Either they used to make cans with sieves on top just for this purpose, or she repurposed part a coffee maker.

But. "Popcorn like grandma makes it" was gold coin in the great grade school lunch market. As soon as I pulled out a sandwich bag of popcorn it was like the New York Stock Exchange.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (2lndx)

257 One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.

That's nuts!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (IcT7t)

258 LaRue Tactical includes free shit in the box when you order gun parts and sometimes it's "Dillo Dust" which is their take on OB.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (Sfs6o)

259 >>Next cookbook gets my crunchy peanut butter and bacon on an English muffin.


Oh, yes! Bacon and PB on toast is da bomb! Like the idea of an English muffin...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (W+vEI)

260 Either cruchy or smooth for PB cookies, but we prefer smooth for sandwiches.

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:20 PM (yD/Pf)

261 I WON! WOW,

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (aC6Sd)

262 Gnubreed, I repaired the ceramic on my stove top. And slept at a holiday inn.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (5SGVe)

263 Skip, you are always a winner with the Horde.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (hyuyC)

264 Reports of my incarceration have been greatly exaggerated.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (kNasr)

265
261 I WON! WOW,
Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (aC6Sd)
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Verify. bro!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (Sfs6o)

266
What happens if a commenter gets banned and the numbers change?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (IqV8l)

267 I bet Harvey Weinstein adds cumin to greens.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (TisfY)

268 Guessing i missed the boat on the cookbook. Have been busy cooking today.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (cXDc4)

269 264 Reports of my incarceration have been greatly exaggerated.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:21 PM (kNasr)
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Uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:23 PM (Sfs6o)

270 Those wrongfully imprisoned ex-Special Forces guys broke bluebell out of the grey-bar hotel again!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:23 PM (hyuyC)

271 Crunchy. It is fiber for our bowels. Get on the bandwagon. Fiber cures global warming and turns farts into carbon traps or some thingy. Sheesh!

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 05:23 PM (C8LGv)

272 Serpentine!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:23 PM (hyuyC)

273
What happens if a commenter gets banned and the numbers change?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (IqV8l)
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We carefully considered that and decided, if it were to happen, we'd make up new rules.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:24 PM (Sfs6o)

274 What happens if a commenter gets banned and the numbers change?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (IqV8l)

I like it.

Posted by: The impeccable Robert Mueller at December 17, 2017 05:24 PM (zCyNd)

275 Crunchy bits make everything better.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:24 PM (TisfY)

276 Bluebell, I'm tattling on weasel. He's being mean about the contest. Makes us keep on posting.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:24 PM (5SGVe)

277 What happens if a commenter gets banned and the numbers change?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM

Then I win a cookbook.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:24 PM (hyuyC)

278 >>>One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.<<<

At least not in a food thread.

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (A1FgP)

279 New rules, new rules, are we not DEVO?

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (C8LGv)

280 Keeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (Sfs6o)

281 RI Red

No whining to bluebell allowed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (hyuyC)

282 Fizzbin rules

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (IqV8l)

283 Was I supposed to read the post to be aware of the contest?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:25 PM (TisfY)

284
Crunchy bits make everything better.


Not if you're listening to a Chris Rock "comedy" routine...

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (yD/Pf)

285 How many cookbooks do you guys have?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (hyuyC)

286 Salty, we just got back from the Navy Band Christmas concert at DAR Constitution Hall.

It was wonderful, as always.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (kNasr)

287 I never win anything...bought a powerball ticket once and didn't win. I think they are rigged.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (l9lsl)

288 Fingers so sore from posting...

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (5SGVe)

289 Hubby has a habit of going on Amazon and purchasing whatever he hears me mentioning I might need or like to have. Case in point, one time I was all sore and stiff from gardening and kiddingly remarked that I needed one of those long-handled shoe horns like my father had. Two days later I was the proud owner of *2* long-handled shoehorns.

Well I made the mistake of saying out loud that I needed to get some cilantro.

I now have 1#, yes, that's right, one pound of cilantro. O.o

Picture the volume of a pound of cilantro. It looks like a pound of weed (or so I hear).


Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (RfzVr)

290 One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.


Now children, play nice...

Posted by: George Washington Carver at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (zCyNd)

291 Adams No Stir Smooth

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (2lfa6)

292 Except my recipe at comment #14 blew by everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (aC6Sd)

293 Saw Buddy Guy and B.B. King at DAR.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (Sfs6o)

294 I never win anything...bought a powerball ticket once and didn't win. I think they are rigged.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (l9lsl)

I always return such defective lottery tickets.

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (zCyNd)

295 Caramel popcorn is easy to make ar home. Prot: After you've spread it out and let it cool on a baking sheet, drizzle melted almond bark, peppermint bark, or whatever melted chocolate you like on it before breaking it up. Good stuff!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (gC2IV)

296 Smooth only for me please!

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (cXDc4)

297 Never accept a spinach salad from Harvey Weinstein.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (TisfY)

298 How many cookbooks do you guys have?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (hyuyC)
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How many you want?

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (kNasr)

299 Yeah, nacly, I know I'm risking her shiv/kbar.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (5SGVe)

300 ***I now have 1#, yes, that's right, one pound of cilantro***

You into soap-making?

j/k (not able to appreciate cilantro's flavor)

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (yD/Pf)

301 I have a recipe for tequila popcorn.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (TisfY)

302 Has the Chesapeake crab population rebounded yet?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (hyuyC)

303 One topic I've never seen raised here is crunchy vs creamy peanut butter.

Creamy. And only Jif. No. Substitutes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (Dhht7)

304 285 How many cookbooks do you guys have?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (hyuyC)
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Us guys? A bunch. Not like thousands, but a bunch. Call it a box.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (Sfs6o)

305 Scientific observation: I never had creamy peanut butter come out my butt in chunky bits. It's disturbing if you eat corn at the same time.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (6Ll1u)

306 300?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (gC2IV)

307 Salty, we just got back from the Navy Band Christmas concert at DAR Constitution Hall.



It was wonderful, as always.





Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (kNasr)

It was streamed live on YouTube today....

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (l9lsl)

308
I'm beginning to think the cookbooks were bought as coffee table displays instead of actual cookbooks.

Or, the sales numbers have been greatly exaggerated...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (4DCSq)

309 winner.

Posted by: Darrell at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (oLhbH)

310 Us guys? A bunch. Not like thousands, but a bunch. Call it a box.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:29 PM (Sfs6o)

Box beats Barrel.

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 17, 2017 05:30 PM (zCyNd)

311 And smooth peanut butter, of course. The crunchy stuff is of the devil.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:30 PM (kNasr)

312 302 Has the Chesapeake crab population rebounded yet?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (hyuyC)

Has Sandra Fluke moved into the area? If yes the crab population is booming.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:30 PM (TisfY)

313 Has the Chesapeake crab population rebounded yet?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (hyuyC)

They're clawing their way back.

Posted by: Miklos, a Molnar at December 17, 2017 05:30 PM (zCyNd)

314 Bluebell! Thank God you're here! Weasel got into the liquor cabinet and is gonna get us all in trouble.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (gC2IV)

315 https://www.google.com/amp/www.instructables.com
/id/Recycled-Coke-Can-Popcorn-Maker/
%3famp_page=true

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (4vSZJ)

316 Colin, was it really? Did you see it?

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (kNasr)

317 >>The crunchy stuff is of the devil.


Those people skip the camps and go straight to the Soylent Green facility under my administration.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (2lfa6)

318 Too much info there, tinfoilbaby.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (5SGVe)

319 Don't eat crunchy peanut butter.

...it's all cockroaches and gravel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (Ckg4U)

320 286 bluebell

That used to be a thing with my family, going to the military bands at DAR around Christmas. A wonderful family outing.

Usually they have a surprise guest star that has some vocal talent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (hyuyC)

321 Wishing I had some caramel pop corn. I did make caramel, but it was for the duck sauce for the duck I am roasting that is going to suck as I did not get the skin dry enough for it to be crispy. We will eat it anyway.

Serves son right for bringing the thing to me to roast for him.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (cXDc4)

322 Seattle getting booed off the field. 34-0 at half. Heh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (gC2IV)

323 So, for those of us who cannot enjoy cilantro-- what is a good substitute?

Or is it better to simply skip it?

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (yD/Pf)

324 "No whining to ________ allowed?" So we are now Venezuela? I can not agree to this infringement to my right to be stupid and asking for a knife at my throat when I sleep.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 05:33 PM (C8LGv)

325 Hahaha -

Rams are beating the Seahawks 34 - 0 at the Half.

"It's literally like Rape out there!" - Pete Carrol

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:33 PM (2lfa6)

326 Cat on lap. Still can't get up for beverage.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:33 PM (5SGVe)

327 Actually, Invested some money in Chesapeake Bay crabs a few years ago, and got ripped off.

The "investment" was just a shell company.

Posted by: Miklos, sadder but wiser at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (zCyNd)

328
314 Bluebell! Thank God you're here! Weasel got into the liquor cabinet and is gonna get us all in trouble.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (gC2IV)
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I'm celebrating!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (Sfs6o)

329 "So, for those of us who cannot enjoy cilantro-- what is a good substitute?
Or is it better to simply skip it?
"
-Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (yD/Pf)

Flat-leaf parsley is closest, but those who enjoy cilantro will differ.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (Ckg4U)

330 288 Picture the volume of a pound of cilantro. It looks like a pound of weed (or so I hear).



Posted by: cfo mom


MmmmHmmm. Sure.

I like using fresh cilantro, but there's way too much in a bundle from Walmart (about 99 cents iirc), so I take the remainder and wrap it tightly into a cylinder using 2 or 3 plastic grocery bags, and freeze it. When I need more, unwrap and slice off a section from the leaf end. I get several dishes out a bunch that way.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (0ogQG)

331 Another post for the cookbook lottery. Please, Santa!

Posted by: Alf767 at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (wIl1K)

332 Colin, was it really? Did you see it?





Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:31 PM (kNasr)

I saw it near the end. It was recorded also and you can watch it now.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (l9lsl)

333 How was dealing with Amazon when you are on the creative side?

I know this is not the book thread, but Muldoon followed your trailblazing example and just had a book of his limericks published by them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (hyuyC)

334 Crunchy vs smooth. Meh, I don't really care for either but when I was pregnant with my eldest I absolutely craved the stuff.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (RfzVr)

335 326 Cat on lap. Still can't get up for beverage.
Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:33 PM (5SGVe)

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Cat is delaying the cocktail hour? Time to invent the catapult!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (gC2IV)

336 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (Sfs6o)

337 So Weasel, we are up to 1589 now? Or, as I like to say, 4767 copies of Jane's shrimp recipe!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (kNasr)

338 323: My Mom hated cilantro. She uses Oregano in its place.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (cXDc4)

339 Thank you, Slapweasel!

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (yD/Pf)

340 Bluebell, did you get snow down there in Mass last week?

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (5SGVe)

341 She hates it too.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (cXDc4)

342 colfax mingo

We always have the right to be stupid. We are Morons and Moronettes, after all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (hyuyC)

343 Are you open to bribery, Weasel?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (gC2IV)

344 What happens if a commenter gets banned and the numbers change?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:22 PM (IqV8l)


========

Good point. They should refer to the winner by nic, hash and timestamp. Either that or switch to Disqus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (/qEW2)

345 333 How was dealing with Amazon when you are on the creative side?

I know this is not the book thread, but Muldoon followed your trailblazing example and just had a book of his limericks published by them.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (hyuyC)
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Amazon has been very easy to work with and offered the perfect publishing and distribution model for us.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (Sfs6o)

346 Cat-apult. Heh.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (5SGVe)

347 Thanks to you, too, CB n C.


(Corned Beef and Chlorine sounds like something they served us back at JHi School)

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (yD/Pf)

348 Thanks, Colin! I'll have a look. We were sitting next to the middle aisle on the main floor - maybe we are famous now!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (kNasr)

349 >>Good point. They should refer to the winner by nic, hash and timestamp. Either that or switch to Disqus.


UGH, no disqus!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (W+vEI)

350 Are you open to bribery, Weasel?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (gC2IV)

If I win you can take 10 percent of the top.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (TisfY)

351 Since many folks purchased multiple copies, do yall know how many individual purchases there were?

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (cXDc4)

352
Actually, Invested some money in Chesapeake Bay crabs a few years ago, and got ripped off.

The "investment" was just a shell company.
Posted by: Miklos, sadder but wiser


They put the pinch on you, eh?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (IqV8l)

353 cilantro-- what is a good substitute? Or is it better to simply skip it?

Skip it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (Dhht7)

354 337 So Weasel, we are up to 1589 now? Or, as I like to say, 4767 copies of Jane's shrimp recipe!
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM (kNasr)
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Yep! That was about 2 hours ago. Impressive!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:38 PM (Sfs6o)

355 353 cilantro-- what is a good substitute? Or is it better to simply skip it?

Skip it.
Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:37 PM (Dhht7)
How would you make salsa or guacamole without it?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (TisfY)

356 Disqus? I'll take how to kill your blog for $1000, Alex.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (gC2IV)

357 Olddog in mo-- that's what I usually do: just skip it.

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (yD/Pf)

358 I still think the Appetizers chapter should have been titled "But first..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (QxAWU)

359 I bought muldoon's WWII book last year; very good. Guess I'll have to head over Amazon and buy the poems. Hope I don't miss the winning number.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (5SGVe)

360 NEW RULE!!!!! Your answer must be in the form of a question!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (Sfs6o)

361 >>How would you make salsa or guacamole without it?


Dice it and then don't put it in there.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:40 PM (2lfa6)

362 350: I will give weasel 20 percent.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:40 PM (cXDc4)

363 When I used to go canoeing a lot there was one guy who brought crunchy peanut butter along. It was in a refillable tube. like an oversized toothpaste tube. When he squeezed it out onto his bread, it looked really bad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:40 PM (hyuyC)

364 BTW, I want to thank you CBD for that ricotta cheese recipe you shared a few months ago. I have been making that ever since with great results and also am making cream cheese now. Gonna try mozzarella next. I would never have even ventured to try without your post. So delicious.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 05:40 PM (RfzVr)

365 345 Either that or switch to Disqus.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


Hot Air is thataway -------------------->

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 05:40 PM (0ogQG)

366 358 I still think the Appetizers chapter should have been titled "But first..."
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (QxAWU)
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It was a toss up betwixt appetizers and sides.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)

367 Bluebell, did you get snow down there in Mass last week?
Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:36 PM (5SGVe)
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RI Red, I actually don't live in Mass. - and never have. My husband is from there, and we go up several times a year. In fact, we'll be up for New Year's.

But it snowed here in Virginia twice in the last week!

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (kNasr)

368 I have always liked cilantro until I heard some people think it tastes like soap. Now I can't get that out of my mind and sometimes actually think it does.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (nisXv)

369 Tablet needs to be recharged. Keeeeeeeeeeeeep posting so Weasel can remain happy or not.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (C8LGv)

370 "How would you make salsa or guacamole without it?"
-Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (TisfY)

You don't pick it, cut it and use it?

I'm just throwing things at a wall to see what sticks.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (Ckg4U)

371 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (Sfs6o)

372 Anybody know how many individual purchasers there were?

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (cXDc4)

373 368 I have always liked cilantro until I heard some people think it tastes like soap. Now I can't get that out of my mind and sometimes actually think it does.
Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 05:41 PM (nisXv)

That's genetic I think, don't I?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (TisfY)

374 "NEW RULE!!!!! Your answer must be in the form of a question!"
-Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (Sfs6o)

What is Eat Me?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (Ckg4U)

375 Why do the official food recommendations of the federal government spin like a tornado?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (hyuyC)

376 >>I'm just throwing things at a wall to see what sticks.


Gorilla Pundit approves.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (2lfa6)

377 Sorry, bluebell. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I misremembered.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:42 PM (5SGVe)

378 No - they all show up as sales of 1 unit.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

379 Commenter Number 377, YOU are a WINNER!!

That's right! You have posted lucky comment number 377 and have won a FREE signed copy of The Deplorable Gourmet!!!

Please email your mailing address AND verify the email address listed for the winning blog comment to moroncookbook at gmail

Your email must be received by midnight tonight, December 17th. Unclaimed prizes go back into the hopper. Prizes will be mailed USPS around the New Year.

Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

380 Hell if I know.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (nisXv)

381 >>That's genetic I think, don't I?


Yep.


If it tastes like Soap to you, you have Sickle Cell Anemia.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (2lfa6)

382 Those wrongfully imprisoned ex-Special Forces guys broke bluebell out of the grey-bar hotel again!

In 1992 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for
a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly drunkenly stumbled from a maximum
security stockade to the Internet underground.

Today, still unwanted by pretty much everyone, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

If you have a
problem, if no one else can be bothered to help, and if you can find them, maybe you
can hire the AoS-Team.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (IcT7t)

383 Holy crap! I almost won!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

384 ?

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (nisXv)

385 Weasel, Just sent you a private email. And it's not about the cookbook. :-)

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (V+03K)

386 Which university has a grain science major?

I designed a bakery in one of their classes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (hyuyC)

387 What is a type of animal that slinks low to the ground and makes cookbooks?

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (5SGVe)

388 Congrats RI Red! Don't forget to email!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (Sfs6o)

389 OMuse - check your email!

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (kNasr)

390 >> Commenter Number 377, YOU are a WINNER!!


This whole System is Rigged.

Rigged I tell you!

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (2lfa6)

391 Thanks Weasel.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (cXDc4)

392 Cilantro is like socialism- You just haven't done it right.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (5njrw)

393 How would you make salsa or guacamole without it?

Posted by: Northernlurker

Well, I've substituted a mix of basil and oregano in salsa recipes. Not bad. Better than the soapy taste that cilantro renders to me, and better than omitting it.

I don't make guac. Mostly because there were just *never* any ripe-enough avocadoes when I've wanted to make it. I gave up.

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (yD/Pf)

394 Wait, there are more giveaways in the thread?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (bZ7mE)

395 334 Crunchy vs smooth. Meh, I don't really care for either but when I was pregnant with my eldest I absolutely craved the stuff.

Posted by: cfo mom

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

Wife loves PB. When she was pregnant with our first, she had to go salt free due to BP so no PB. Feeling sorry for her I went to GNC and found salt free PB. She tasted it and cried. It.Was.Bad.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (Dhht7)

396 Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned

Oooh. I like it. Is that trademarked? Mind if I steal it?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (hyuyC)

397 If you do the microwave popcorn in the brown paperbag cooking time varies per microwave and age of the popcorn. When the popping gets really slow, take it out so it doesn't burn, don't wait for the popping to stop

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (Vuaet)

398 Should i just go ahead and spam the thread?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (bZ7mE)

399 Ooh, ooh, ooh!
Hope I don't get banned. I'll stop while I'm ahead!

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (5SGVe)

400 YES!! Three total!
Skip and RI Red are winners - one more lucky winner to go in this thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:45 PM (Sfs6o)

401 I do not comment often enough to win. Have never been able to keep up with the scroll; so I just read and laugh with you guys.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:46 PM (cXDc4)

402 I occasionally make potato pancakes from a mix. Yes, I know, I would bring shame to a Jewish mother but I don't have a Jewish mother. They're not bad, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

403
337 So Weasel, we are up to 1589 now? Or, as I like to say, 4767 copies of Jane's shrimp recipe!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2017 05:35 PM



That's the next one we're gonna test. Its gotta be great!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 05:46 PM (4DCSq)

404 Apostrophes are eating me alive. LOL. One would think I could be capable of typing without contractions.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (cXDc4)

405 >>Three total!


Why not give just one copy to 9 people instead of giving 3 copies to each of the 3 winners?

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (2lfa6)

406 Missed it by this ]..[ much.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (hyuyC)

407 Or will that be too annoying?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (bZ7mE)

408 404 Apostrophes are eating me alive. LOL. One would think I could be capable of typing without contractions.
Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (cXDc4)

Maybe you're in labor.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (TisfY)

409 Microwave popcorn made our microwave blow up. My daughter had gotten a package of it, I think someone gave it to her at work. My son put it in the microwave, and about 3 seconds later there was a huge POP and sparks and boom went the microwave.

When my husband and I went to Costco to buy a new one, we ran into our realtor, and when she saw us looking at microwaves, she said oh, were you making popcorn? Apparently it's a fairly common problem.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (kNasr)

410 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (Sfs6o)

411 How would you make salsa or guacamole without it?

Posted by: Northernlurker

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My guacamole recipe doesn't have cilantro. It's a variation of Alton Brown's.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (Dhht7)

412 Are we still doing the question thing?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (bZ7mE)

413 Imagine a Hispanic with an aversion to cilantro.

Alex, what is a starving Mexican?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (0ogQG)

414 You may notice that our friend bluebell is absent from the thread today. Anyone care to guess where she might be?
---x----
Spending all the charity profits on Christmas shopping???

Posted by: lin-duh at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (kufk0)

415 c'mon already! kosher salt on popcorn? please, it's not like you're making seared breast of peasant avec truffle oil or something. it's popcorn. regular iodize(which protracts against scurvy or malaria or something) is fine. add butter, not normandy butter just good ol' land o lakes is fine. must have a little butter on each kernel.

done.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (Pg+x7)

416 Commenter Number 377, YOU are a WINNER!!


Aha-mentioning Bluebell has magical good luck.

Mafia lawyers call this "mere coincidence".

Posted by: Miklos, now sees how it REALLY works at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (zCyNd)

417 Why not give just one copy to 9 people instead of giving 3 copies to each of the 3 winners?
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:47 PM (2lfa6)
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Because as good as it undoubtedly is, no one needs 27 copies of Jane's shrimp recipe.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (kNasr)

418 >>Maybe you're in labor.

How far apart are these contractions?


Are you dialated?

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (2lfa6)

419 Maybe you are in labor

Not hardly. That ended twenty-odd years ago. Thank goodness.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (cXDc4)

420 Or am I just making a fool of myself? (I mean, more than usually so)

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (bZ7mE)

421 Spending all the charity profits on Christmas shopping???
Posted by: lin-duh at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (kufk0)
*****gasp!!!****

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:50 PM (Sfs6o)

422 Hey wait.

*Talks like moose and squirrel.* How do we know you are the real Weasel and bluebell?

This is a deep intelligence operation to harvest living addresses to go with nics.

But that trick never works.

Oh yah?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:50 PM (hyuyC)

423 Someone win so I can leave the computer.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:50 PM (bZ7mE)

424 Cilantro makes your unwanted tongue kisses taste like money. And soap.

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 05:50 PM (A1FgP)

425 Thanks, weasel, just emailed. Now I'll start working on the poo-flinging video.

Posted by: RI Red at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (5SGVe)

426 Lol. Good thing I'm not mexican--I'd starve, right?

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (yD/Pf)

427 410 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:48 PM (Sfs6o)

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You're not the boss of me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (gC2IV)

428 Which university has a grain science major?

I designed a bakery in one of their classes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:44 PM (hyuyC)


Does grain alcohol count?

Posted by: Miklos,recalls abeverage called "Purple helmet" at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (zCyNd)

429 Winner Winner Soggy Duck Diiner.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (cXDc4)

430 Cilantro makes your unwanted tongue kisses taste like money. And soap.

Is that bad or good? Seems like the money thing might be a turn on for certain types.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:51 PM (bZ7mE)

431 lin-duh, you making your Christmas cookies? I've got a bunch of dough in the freezer, and start baking tomorrow.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 05:52 PM (kNasr)

432 381 >>That's genetic I think, don't I?


Yep.


If it tastes like Soap to you, you have Sickle Cell Anemia.
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:43 PM (2lfa6)

Don't listen to him. It has to do with the OR6A2 gene in your olfactory receptor gene cluster.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

433 Miklos,recalls abeverage called "Purple helmet"

We need *hic* Hillary to show up. She is loaded.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (hyuyC)

434 My Dad bought his own Popcorn maker from a supplier and they sell the popcorn with oil and popcorn. It's like 22 bucks and you get like 50 packets of popcorn and oil. I get the Gold Medal Product Coconut oil kit 2838 Popcorn which is also listed on amazon. My Dad was in a Wheelchair and hated where they had the handicap seating in theaters so we build our own Movie Theater and made sure his seats were in the best spot instead of all the way in the back or in a corner. He also built his own little pub outside of his Theater

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (dKiJG)

435 418 >>Maybe you're in labor.

How far apart are these contractions?


Are you dialated?
Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:49 PM (2lfa6)

*checks pupils*

I ain't sayin'.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

436 I just popped in to see if there was some magic trick to making salt stick to popcorn and I see all this hubub about a cookbook?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (mQ0Mc)

437 Hey if I call "nood" falsely I can continue to spam the thread and up my chances of winning considerably while the competition moves on.

*ponders*

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (bZ7mE)

438 Don't send me your cilantro, I hate the stuff
Try curly parsley as a replacement

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (aC6Sd)

439 Power is out at ATL airport...

Posted by: ChrisP at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (ghhHU)

440 It has to do with the OR6A2 gene in your olfactory receptor gene cluster.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

The stuff I get up to!

Posted by: Eugene OR6A2 at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (zCyNd)

441 I had ordered four cookbooks and one kindle and received them last week. One is going to a family white elephant gift exchange, with my Trump-loving father in-law (early, early adopter), to his family gift exchange. His family is filled with libs, especially his sister, who is your standard lib/teacher.

He loves goading them.

It should be a big hit/laugh, if they don't vaporize him with their Trump-hating gazes.

Thanks again, bluebell and weasel for making this a memorable Christmas.

My mother in-law just loves the cookbook, and she was talking about stealing it away from those hateful libs, but she doesn't know she is already getting one.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (Dp6qK)

442 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (Sfs6o)

443 I loved our popcorn popper we had when I was a kid. You'd put the unusually orange/yellow block of god-knows-what on top and it would melt down onto the popcorn while it was popping.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (mQ0Mc)

444 I can see Weasel with a four-sided die and two ten-siders rolling for the random number.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (hyuyC)

445 Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep posting!

Slavedriver

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (bZ7mE)

446 Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (Dp6qK)
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Glad you like it!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (Sfs6o)

447 Who bitch is this?

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (nisXv)

448 ...magic trick to making salt stick to popcorn...

It's called......




Wait for it.......




LOADS AND LOADS OF MELTED BUTTER!

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (yD/Pf)

449 How about 445

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (VJBq9)

450 I think cilantro is an acquired taste. I did not like it at all until I had been forced to eat it four or five times. Did not want to be rude; so I just ate it. Now I love the stuff.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:55 PM (cXDc4)

451 Costco's house brand microwave popcorn is the best tasting I've found. 40 or so bags for $10, too.

We've really gotten fond of the popcorn seasonings like white cheddar, nacho, etc. I like the ranch a lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (T4n7S)

452 Time for chili!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (gC2IV)

453 I am saving that chili recipe, BTW.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (Dp6qK)

454 Alton Brown puts salt into the pot with the unpopped corn. I've tried and didn't like it

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (TisfY)

455 I forgot the coolest part was that we had a Projection screen and he had these red curtains that parted when the movie started just like when he was a kid

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (dKiJG)

456 Commenter Number 452, YOU are a WINNER!!

That's right! You have posted lucky comment number 452 and have won a FREE signed copy of The Deplorable Gourmet!!!

Please email your mailing address AND verify the email address listed for the winning blog comment to moroncookbook at gmail

Your email must be received by midnight tonight, December 17th. Unclaimed prizes go back into the hopper. Prizes will be mailed USPS around the New Year.

Congratulations, and that's it for today!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (Sfs6o)

457 Shit, 453?

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (VJBq9)

458 I refuse to post any longer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (Ckg4U)

459 444 I can see Weasel with a four-sided die and two ten-siders rolling for the random number.

How do you get a four-sided die? three-sided paramid shape?

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (bZ7mE)

460

Business is Exploding - a limerick

In Indiana the fun never stops
For one of their largest cash crops
This may come as a shocker
But that dude Redenbacher?
All the neighborhood kids call him "Pops"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (wPiJc)

461 I think 450 was a fine number.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (cXDc4)

462 Power is out at ATL airport...

Posted by: ChrisP at December 17, 2017 05:54 PM (ghhHU)

Without CNN, how do you know?

Posted by: Miklos from arch support at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (zCyNd)

463 See.


Rigged.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (2lfa6)

464 CONGRATULATIONS DUKE!!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (Sfs6o)

465 Point of order.

Under the new rules announced by Weasel, the comment had to be in the form of a question.


Now I can never pretend to be Alex Trebek, but 377 was not in the form of a question. As required by the new rules.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (hyuyC)

466 *buys Cookbook lotto ticket*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (5OO3x)

467 Microwave popcorn made our microwave blow up.

Was the bag upside down?


Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (FhXTo)

468 436 I just popped in to see if there was some magic trick to making salt stick to popcorn

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Butter spray.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (Dhht7)

469
Half popped popcorn kernels are great.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (LBrtc)

470 Does the cook book have a recipe for sour grapes? Just curious.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (bZ7mE)

471 "How do you get a four-sided die? three-sided pyramid shape?"
-Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (bZ7mE)

Yes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (Ckg4U)

472 Stooooooooooooooooooop posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (Sfs6o)

473 A hot air popper toast pine nuts pretty well.

Posted by: DaveA at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (FhXTo)

474 Just not fine enough!

Congrats to the winners.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (cXDc4)

475 459 444 I can see Weasel with a four-sided die and two ten-siders rolling for the random number.

How do you get a four-sided die? three-sided paramid shape?
Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (bZ7mE)

Four-sided pyramid. Easy to spot the AD&D geeks. Which I am. Well, was.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

476 I use a drizzle of high quality olive oil to make seasoning stick to popcorn. No particular reason I don't use butter I just like it with olive oil.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (TisfY)

477 Has the winner of the free cookbook been announced yet?

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (za7hD)

478 Ugh, I have no idea how some of you people can guess correctly what number your comment is going to be.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (VJBq9)

479 "Stooooooooooooooooooop posting!"
-Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (Sfs6o)

No.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (Ckg4U)

480 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (hyuyC)
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New rules suspended. Didn't you get the memo?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (Sfs6o)

481 Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?

Yea.

Posted by: JT at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (ljqwg)

482 99 Chili without tomatoes is the way hooligans make it.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 17, 2017 04:35 PM (FUu/Z)

hooligans = Pros

Posted by: sofa saver at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (4u7kU)

483 Stooooooooooooooooooop posting!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (Sfs6o)

Enough with the lash.

When do we get to the rum and sodomy part?

Posted by: Miklos from the Hapsburg Navy at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (zCyNd)

484 Was that the last winner for the day?

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (cXDc4)

485 NaCly >>>>> This is a deep intelligence operation to harvest living addresses to go with nics.


Yep. They are a shrewd bunch. Been deep undercover for years just to get our info. Should be picking wealthy 'rons as the *winners* though.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (RfzVr)

486 Stop! Stop posting I say!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (Sfs6o)

487
Congratulations, and that's it for today!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:56 PM (Sfs6o)


*flings self face down on bed*

*pounds fists on pillow*

*weeps*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (LBrtc)

488 *buys Cookbook lotto ticket*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc


... 14 comments too late.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (5OO3x)

489 Holy crap, I won! good thing I made chili.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (gC2IV)

490 "Has the winner of the free cookbook been announced yet?"
-Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2017 05:58 PM (za7hD)

Yes. Her name is "Gary" and she hails from Freemont, Indiana.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (Ckg4U)

491 486 Stop! Stop posting I say!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (Sfs6o)

Post.
Posting.
Posted.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

492 You may already be a wiener!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (5OO3x)

493 As required by the new rules.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:57 PM (hyuyC)

No indication of intent. Overruled.

Posted by: J Comey and his Hawaiian judge buddy at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (zCyNd)

494
484 Was that the last winner for the day?
Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:59 PM (cXDc4)
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Yes. MSkip, RI Red, and Duke Lowell were the big, big winners for today! Congratulations!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (Sfs6o)

495 Per the copper pans

I intended to purchase one, but after reading the reviews on Amazon that said they last about two weeks by many folks, I refrained.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (cXDc4)

496 I'm just going to keep posting.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (Ckg4U)

497 Ha. Just like my lottery tickets.

Regardless, I made some great chili this week in our instant pot. I think it was so good because I browned the beef, pressure cooked the beef, then made the chili and pressure cooked the whole thing again before letting it slow cook for an hour.

The whole thing had a great texture. Tender as heck, as you can imagine.

The Instant Pot guy deserves every penny of his millions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (T4n7S)

498 Along with making outstanding cakes, lin-duh make the most beautifully decorated cookies you have ever seen.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 06:01 PM (5njrw)

499 I don't care what anyone says.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (Ckg4U)

500 And it took 30 minutes to cook

Did you hear any mooing while you waited ?

Posted by: JT at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (ljqwg)

501 I'm just a loser. Gonna drink myself asleep tonight and try to forget.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (TisfY)

502 Dice come in all kinds of denominations, 4,6,8,10,12, 20 I use 2 x10's or 20's to get a 1 - 100 roll

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (aC6Sd)

503 See? I just keep posting, like I just don't care.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (Ckg4U)

504 'Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?
Yea.'


The missus expressed an interest. Best I can tell is they are like most non stick cookware. Use it for a few years and replace.

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (UdKB7)

505 I'm throwing my haynds in the ayah as if there were no repercussions.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (Ckg4U)

506 Wishing I had some caramel pop corn. I did make
caramel, but it was for the duck sauce for the duck I am roasting that
is going to suck as I did not get the skin dry enough for it to be
crispy. We will eat it anyway.



Serves son right for bringing the thing to me to roast for him.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 05:32 PM (cXDc4)
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You people and your cooking. Who has time for that?


Yesterday we dined on the fine cuisine of a funeral luncheon, as we shall again tomorrow. (different dead people, so - fresh). Today we had our church Christmas lunch at a local buffet named for a politically incorrect Indian. That's three days I don't cook. Tuesday we'll have leftovers.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (lwiT4)

507 I've been tempted about the Instant Pot. Not usually one that jumps on the fad train, so I was going to wait it out a while and see if everyone kept up with the accolades, or if it was one of those things that wound up next to the untouched bread machines. Sure seems to be seriously loved by many though.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (mQ0Mc)

508 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (Ckg4U)
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Renegade!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (Sfs6o)

509
I don't care what anyone says.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (Ckg4U)
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Me either Slap. Come sit here by me. We'll talk baseball.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:04 PM (lwiT4)

510 I am a big, big winner. You saw it in print on the internet.
Therefore, it must be true.

Posted by: RI Red - No step on snek. at December 17, 2017 06:05 PM (5SGVe)

511 Which popcorn popper is best for roasting squirrel nuggets?

Posted by: Drunken Joe Namath at December 17, 2017 06:05 PM (A1FgP)

512 Funny in last night's Passion of Joan of Arc the Frech subtitles all I understood was mort

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (aC6Sd)

513 I wonder if CNN will mention the Atlanta Airport without power, or are they still counting diet cokes...

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (l9lsl)

514 I'm just a loser. Gonna drink myself asleep tonight and try to forget.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:02 PM (TisfY)
==========================

Are you still in Cancun? I follow the resort we go to on Facebook. They post daily pictures of where I could be if I were not in Wisconsin in the winter. Maddening.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (lwiT4)

515
'Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?'


It depends on the brand. Some are dandy but everyone got on the bandwagon and there are a lot of cheap knockoffs that are crap. Reviews are helpful but a lot of the reviewers don't even seem to know what brand they really bought.



Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (RfzVr)

516 Power is out at ATL airport...

Power is out?

Power is OUT??

Posted by: CNN at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (oVJmc)

517 Congratulations to our random contest winners! Weasel is much nicer about contests than I am, you may have noticed. I make people solve puzzles. And then I get email about them for at least 12 hours. Weasel is not only nicer than I am, he is also smarter than I am.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (kNasr)

518
Yesterday we dined on the fine cuisine of a funeral luncheon, as we shall again tomorrow. (different dead people, so - fresh). Today we had our church Christmas lunch at a local buffet named for a politically incorrect Indian. That's three days I don't cook. Tuesday we'll have leftovers.
Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (lwiT4)

In the Mennonite culture I grew up in funeral lunches always include bowls full of sugar cubes. People would dip in the coffee and crunch them down. Never understood that.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (TisfY)

519 Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 05:27 PM (gC2IV)

Peppermint in any form except possibly toothpaste is disguating and will not be tolerated.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (wYseH)

520 "Me either Slap. Come sit here by me. We'll talk baseball."
-Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:04 PM (lwiT4)

That's just the nicest thing.

*sits next to grammie*

Take us out to the ballgame...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (Ckg4U)

521 504
'Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?

Yea.'





The missus expressed an interest. Best I can tell is they are like most non stick cookware. Use it for a few years and replace.

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (UdKB7)


They are, and they are like a ceramic non-stick, rather than a teflon. I think the copper coloring is a marketing gimmick.

They are pretty good, until the pores get clogged. But you can scrub them with a scrubber sponge. I still like them OK. We got ours at Costco and they are grey.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 17, 2017 06:08 PM (Dp6qK)

522 Buttered Popcorn is the height of degeneracy.

Posted by: Peter North at December 17, 2017 06:08 PM (UwRDM)

523 507 I've been tempted about the Instant Pot. Not usually one that jumps on the fad train, so I was going to wait it out a while and see if everyone kept up with the accolades, or if it was one of those things that wound up next to the untouched bread machines. Sure seems to be seriously loved by many though.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (mQ0Mc)

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Honestly, I bought mine because I was looking for an actual LOW cooker. They're hard to find these days because food safety whatevers, and I saw that you could set the instant pot on low and let it barely cook away.

Then, once I realized what it actually could do, I started using it every day or two. It's mostly just an all-in-one pressure cooker/slow cooker that can saute, too. It really is great and extremely useful.

Plus side, it doesn't terrify my wife like our old pressure cookers. She always hated being in the house when those things were gassing off.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 06:08 PM (T4n7S)

524 Peppermint in any form except possibly toothpaste is disguating and will not be tolerated.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (wYseH)
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You forgot the "bah, humbug" at the end of that.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:08 PM (kNasr)

525
Well, I may not have won but at least I didn't have to whore myself out to some Hollywood producer. I have my standards!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:08 PM (Ek96u)

526 Are you still in Cancun? I follow the resort we go to on Facebook. They post daily pictures of where I could be if I were not in Wisconsin in the winter. Maddening.
Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:06 PM (lwiT4)

Yes we are. I'm listening to the ocean as I type. We head home Tuesday. We will be back.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:09 PM (TisfY)

527 That is unbelievable ATL has been without power 5 hours??

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 06:09 PM (UdKB7)

528 Take us out to the ballgame...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (Ckg4U)
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Less than two months till Spring Training. I'll hang on if you will.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:10 PM (lwiT4)

529 Do you reply to the email? Just want to make sure you got it. Can't believe it. I never win anything!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 06:10 PM (gC2IV)

530 Yes, ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:10 PM (Ckg4U)

531 Since I'm the one who popularized "Deplorable", I should get a copy.

It's my turn!

Posted by: Hillary! 2020! 2024! at December 17, 2017 06:11 PM (DMUuz)

532 515
'Does anyone have a opinion on those "copper" no-stick pans that seem to be everywhere now. Are they any good?'
___________________________________

The no-stick is good as advertised, but the handle is rather chintzy. Not heavy duty enough. Attached by rivets. In time, the handle will degrade from weight and shock of pan flipping. Otherwise, it is a good non-stick pan with good heat dispersion.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 17, 2017 06:11 PM (arhmY)

533 Yes we are. I'm listening to the ocean as I type. We head home Tuesday. We will be back.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:09 PM (TisfY)
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I want to live there. I asked Rev to check and see if there are any LCMS churches in Riviera Maya. He said there are not. I may pack up and go anyway.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:11 PM (lwiT4)

534
That is unbelievable ATL has been without power 5 hours??
Posted by: freaked


They should have invested in one of these:

https://youtu.be/8W_VC_BgMjo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (IqV8l)

535 Never mind. Got it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (gC2IV)

536 since it never sunk in on the gun thread: the CMP will NOT be price gouging on the 1911's. i'm sure most of their stock will be similar to the one's my unit turned in, arsenal refinished at least once, well used, and a mix master of parts. the prime cachet will be "Property US Government" as those currently on the legal market are rare, hence the price. when they sell 10,000 pistols so marked, there goes the cachet.

if they DO find a rarity, it will likely go on their auction page, as they do with other special items.

but don't take MY word for it. here's what the CMP said in an official e-mail:

Concerning sale price of the 1911s:CMP
has been selling M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, 1903s, .22s, etc. for 21+
years and we have never taken advantage of anyone. CMP is not going to
start price gouging people now with the 1911s. The 1911s will be priced
at fair market value just like our M1 Garands. The CMP's enabling
legislation directs sales of items at fair market value.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (XF6gl)

537 Plus side, it doesn't terrify my wife like our old pressure cookers. She always hated being in the house when those things were gassing off.

--

I don't wig out about my pressure cookers, which I love. They're Kuhn Rikons and not the old-fashioned grandma giggly type. But I'm intrigued by the Instant Pot because it's a 3-in-1. What about cleaning? Is it a hassle? And how's the learning curve?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (mQ0Mc)

538 I see items on the menu here in Cancun that describe something as having peppermint when it clearly doesn't. Could that be a Spanish -English translation thing?

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (TisfY)

539 527 That is unbelievable ATL has been without power 5 hours??
_____________________________________

Somehow, John Lewis will blame Trump for this.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 17, 2017 06:13 PM (arhmY)

540 Bluebell,
I've been such a disappointment to people this year. I haven't made any cookies. Maybe at the end of next week, weekend before Christmas I may get inspired to bake. Since I've gone back to work I have no desire to cook or bake.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 17, 2017 06:13 PM (kufk0)

541 See? I just keep posting, like I just don't care.
Posted by: Slapweasel
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Cookbook lotto ennui. Or maybe it's angst...

I can't find either in the DSM.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 06:13 PM (nBBdT)

542
517 Congratulations to our random contest winners! Weasel is much nicer about contests than I am, you may have noticed. I make people solve puzzles. And then I get email about them for at least 12 hours. Weasel is not only nicer than I am, he is also smarter than I am.
Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM (kNasr)
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NOt TRUE!!! bluebell is the brains of the operation!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:14 PM (Sfs6o)

543 Since I've gone back to work I have no desire to cook or bake.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 17, 2017 06:13 PM (kufk0)
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I used to bake. Then I got over it. Two words: Bake-ry.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

544
I want to live there. I asked Rev to check and see if there are any LCMS churches in Riviera Maya. He said there are not. I may pack up and go anyway.
Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:11 PM (lwiT4)

I love it here. We're here for dental work but we'll keep coming.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:14 PM (TisfY)

545 http://bit.ly/2opA8D2


HEY!!!!???? Swamp getting worried ??

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 17, 2017 06:15 PM (y3aQB)

546 That is unbelievable ATL has been without power 5 hours??
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Unpossible. It's named after Maynard Jackson.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 06:15 PM (nBBdT)

547 I don't blame you, lin-duh. It's hard trying to do it all, and besides, you can't.

Do what I do. For cookies like Mexican wedding cookies, make the dough, roll into balls and then freeze on the baking sheet, then put in Ziploc bags. Whenever you're ready to bake them, all you have to do is bake them! No clean up because you did that before.

It helps to break it up, timewise.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:15 PM (kNasr)

548 'They should have invested in one of these:'

Solar panel runways would have solved this problem.

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 06:15 PM (UdKB7)

549 I have been through the Atlanta Airport a couple times - NEVER liked it, way too big, way too spread out, awful.
I can't imagine all those thousands of people being stuck there with no power for hours.

Favorite Airport - Love Field in Dallas, much much more passenger friendly than DFW. I remember Tampa as having a very friendly, easy to negotiate airport as well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2017 06:16 PM (V2Yro)

550 I must be in the doghouse.

Chanukah is almost over and Mrs. Franpsycho has made no donuts.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 06:16 PM (EZebt)

551 "I see items on the menu here in Cancun that describe something as having peppermint when it clearly doesn't. Could that be a Spanish -English translation thing?"
-Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (TisfY)

There is no peppermint in any Mexican cuisine.

There is no translation that should even be close.

Run away. Do it now. Do it quickly.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:17 PM (Ckg4U)

552 Greetings hungry fappers and fappees.

Just got here, has anyone mentioned the joy of Jiffy Pop popcorn yet?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 17, 2017 06:17 PM (tRaq7)

553 Peppermint in any form except possibly toothpaste is disguating and will not be tolerated.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM


I can't believe anyone with Charlie Brown in their name could possibly feel this way.

What happened to our love?

Posted by: Peppermint Patty at December 17, 2017 06:17 PM (DMUuz)

554 Chanukah is almost over and Mrs. Franpsycho has made no donuts.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 06:16 PM (EZebt)
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Maybe she's saving them for the grand finale!

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:17 PM (kNasr)

555 Solar panel runways would have solved this problem.

Posted by: freaked at December 17, 2017 06:15 PM (UdKB7)

Weren't we promised solar highways by now....I know they would work because the science doctor says so. As long as you don't do the math about sun angles and such. Plus snow, dirt, cars, etc.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 06:19 PM (l9lsl)

556 I like a tiny touch of peppermint in my coffee. I bought a bottle of peppermint syrup and I just put a drop or two in. It just gives it a happy taste, not overpowering at all.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:19 PM (lwiT4)

557 Upvote 451 on Costco's house brand "Kirkland" microwave popcorn.

As a long time make-your-own popcorn snob, I was blown away by how tasty the Kirkland is.

You can get on Amazon even if you are not a Costco member.

Posted by: peacelovewoodstock at December 17, 2017 06:20 PM (q136n)

558 327 Actually, Invested some money in Chesapeake Bay crabs a few years ago, and got ripped off.

The "investment" was just a shell company.

Posted by: Miklos, sadder but wiser at December 17, 2017 05:34 PM (zCyNd)


Maybe you can claw-back the money you put in.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:21 PM (DNH+H)

559
Peppermint in any form except possibly toothpaste is disguating and will not be tolerated.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 06:07 PM


It has a calming effect on the dogs. Her Majesty usually pops a mint before taking one into the ring.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:21 PM (v/aUB)

560 I don't like yellow popping corn. I'll only buy white. Yellow is soggy.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:21 PM (lwiT4)

561 I remember Tampa as having a very friendly, easy to negotiate airport as well.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2017 06:16 PM (V2Yro)

Tampa airport is one of my favorites, of course it not a hub so it is quieter.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 06:22 PM (l9lsl)

562 I occasionally put a drop or two of peppermint in my water bottle but I have to be careful or it can be overpowering.
Coffee is a sacred ritual - no adulteration allowed.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (TisfY)

563 360 NEW RULE!!!!! Your answer must be in the form of a question!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (Sfs6o)


Did I win?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (DNH+H)

564 I'll only buy white. Yellow is soggy.
Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:21 PM (lwiT4)


REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by: SJWs at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (y87Qq)

565 Maybe you can claw-back the money you put in.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:21 PM (DNH+H)

Maybe. I found out that the "Chesapeake" Blue Crabs were actually "Norwegian Blues".

Posted by: Miklos Global Holdings, (Bermuda) Inc. at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (zCyNd)

566 What about cleaning? Is it a hassle? And how's the learning curve?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 06:12 PM (mQ0Mc)

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It's a clever design with a removable stainless inner pot, and everything (not the heating part) can go into the dishwasher. I personally like not having non-stick on this because I can scrape away at the stainless with scouring pads or what not.

But what I have found myself doing is browning meat prior to pressure/slow cooking using the saute setting and then all of the charred bits stuck to the pot stay in and release as flavor in the stew, chili, etc.

It probably needs to work with your style of cooking, but if you use a slow cooker a lot this is a revelation. Throw a frozen london broil in, pressure cook for twenty minutes, vent, throw the carrots, potatoes, spices, etc. in and pressure cook for another twenty minutes, and you've got essentially a slow cooker meal from frozen to on the plate in under an hour.

There's a bit of a learning curve, but it's not too bad. They even recommend going through the trial run process that is in the instruction manual. I think you boil water, essentially.

Like anything else, what makes you better is using it a couple of times. There are +/- buttons and "adjust" buttons that are a bit counterintuitive, but it makes sense after cooking a couple of things.

The hard part for me was there is no "start" button. Set your desired times and temps and it will start automatically after ten seconds or so after the last button was pushed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (T4n7S)

567 Maybe she's saving them for the grand finale!

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:17 PM (kNasr)

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I dunno. We had her parents and some friends over last night.

Everyone is silently looking at me, Where are the donuts?

I dont know where the donuts are. No, you ask her!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (EZebt)

568 I made the mistake of using Jif in peanut butter cookies. Couldn't figure out why my trusted recipe produced a "spread out" cookie instead of a cake-like one. Turns out Jif has sugar in it instead of my preferred brand Adams which is just peanuts, oil, and salt.

Posted by: fly gal at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (hippn)

569 563 360 NEW RULE!!!!! Your answer must be in the form of a question!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (Sfs6o)

Did I win?
Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (DNH+H)
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No! Contest over! Stop posting!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

570 I've been tempted about the Instant Pot. Not usually one that jumps on the fad train, so I was going to wait it out a while and see if everyone kept up with the accolades, or if it was one of those things that wound up next to the untouched bread machines. Sure seems to be seriously loved by many though.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at December 17, 2017 06:03 PM (mQ0Mc)


I bought one and ended up throwing it away. I did not think it cooked nearly as well as a real, stainless pressure cooker. I was able to burn things in the instant pot that I never burn in the PC. It also takes longer than a real PC as well.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (cXDc4)

571
Did I win?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (DNH+H)


What do you think?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (0V2as)

572 Whut?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (Ckg4U)

573 Iowa Bob, you are a loser like me.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (cXDc4)

574 No! Contest over! Stop posting!!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

Posting is its own reward.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (TisfY)

575 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (KCxzN)

576 I dont know where the donuts are. No, you ask her!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (EZebt)
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Hmmm. Maybe she's waiting for you to give her The Deplorable Gourmet.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (kNasr)

577 I have never bought white popcorn, I guess I should try it. Somehow yellow always seemed like more natural, but it probably isn't.

Posted by: Colin at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (l9lsl)

578
What contest?

Posted by: Half Senile Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at December 17, 2017 06:27 PM (9qkgt)

579 I should probably say that I have the 6 quart model. $80-100 or so. I think there are differences in the models.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Han didn't shoot first. ONLY Han shot at December 17, 2017 06:27 PM (T4n7S)

580 Posted by: cfo mom at December 17, 2017 05:26 PM (RfzVr)

Haha, my husband does that kind of thing, too. Or, if I like something once in a while, he thinks I want lots of it, all the time.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:27 PM (e8PP1)

581 OK, here's a food-ish question for y'all:

What term do you use -- or which you have heard used -- to describe a "low-alcohol cocktail"??

As far as I can tell, amazingly, there is no universally agreed on term. In fact, there are regional variations.

I'm not talking about zero-alcohol cocktails (such as the Shirley Temple) which are now generally called "mocktails," nor am I talking about any famous classic cocktails that are fully alcoholic. I'm talking about semi=cocktails that have a leeetle bit of liquor in the, but not much.

What do YOU call them? Or is there a well-known term for them?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (42M22)

582 I don't care if I've won or not. My mild retardation won't allow me to stop licking my monitor long enough to find out.

*tongues screen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (Ckg4U)

583 Hello AltonJackson! Do you prefer smooth or crunchy peanut butter? I don't know why I'm even asking, since it's a no-brainer. Crunchy. Extra-Crunchy is best.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (lwiT4)

584 Haha, my husband does that kind of thing, too. Or, if I like something once in a while, he thinks I want lots of it, all the time.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2017 06:27 PM

Are we not doing phrasing anymore?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 06:29 PM (OYHV7)

585 What do YOU call them? Or is there a well-known term for them?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (42M22)
======================

Baptist Cocktail.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:29 PM (lwiT4)

586 ..."What do YOU call them? Or is there a well-known term for them?"
-Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (42M22)

A Waste of Time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:29 PM (Ckg4U)

587 The Seahawks have cut their deficit to only 33 points. This is getting exciting!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2017 06:29 PM (gC2IV)

588 Hmmm. Maybe she's waiting for you to give her The Deplorable Gourmet.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (kNasr)

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She got it the first night, and immediately found a recipe that includes both butter and butter-flavored lard. The moron who submitted that one will hear from her!

She found the recipe I submiited, know she knows my nic and Independent George is dying, Jerry!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2017 06:29 PM (EZebt)

589 No! Contest over! Stop posting!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

That's not how any of this works!

Posted by: Ace's imternet ad company at December 17, 2017 06:30 PM (wYseH)

590 So are we still supposed to be posting, or what? I'm getting mixed signals from Weasel.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

591 'What do YOU call them? '

Tonic

Posted by: granny at December 17, 2017 06:30 PM (UdKB7)

592 *shrugs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:31 PM (Ckg4U)

593 I'm not talking about zero-alcohol cocktails (such as the Shirley Temple) which are now generally called "mocktails," nor am I talking about any famous classic cocktails that are fully alcoholic. I'm talking about semi=cocktails that have a leeetle bit of liquor in the, but not much.

What do YOU call them? Or is there a well-known term for them?
Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM (42M22)

Pointless.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 06:31 PM (NWiLs)

594 Ooh, Psycho, right, I forgot about that. You did mention it. I think the cookies she's referring to are from the recipe submitted by Steck, who's an awfully good shot, so your wife may not want to provoke her.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:33 PM (kNasr)

595 Baptist Cocktail.
Posted by: grammie winger


Fascinating. Is that a standard term in your region/social-circle, or just a term you yourself invented?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:33 PM (42M22)

596 565 Maybe. I found out that the "Chesapeake" Blue Crabs were actually "Norwegian Blues".

Posted by: Miklos Global Holdings, (Bermuda) Inc. at December 17, 2017 06:24 PM (zCyNd)


Probably pineing for the fjords.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (DNH+H)

597 Aches head drinks.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (cXDc4)

598 Fascinating. Is that a standard term in your region/social-circle, or just a term you yourself invented?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:33 PM (42M22)
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I just made it up. Everybody knows Baptists don't drink.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:35 PM (lwiT4)

599 Back in my 4-H days I used to make candy to enter in the county fair. (Why candy? Because my clever mother realized that only three or four people entered the candy division, so I was almost guaranteed a prize, as opposed to several dozen entries in the cookie division.)

Here's my recipe for delicious and easy caramels:

1 cup butter
1 cup Karo light corn syrup
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup sweetened and condensed milk

Heat everything in a saucepan to a soft ball stage and pour into a buttered 9"x9" pan.

Posted by: biancaneve at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (A/iod)

600 569 563 360 NEW RULE!!!!! Your answer must be in the form of a question!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 05:39 PM (Sfs6o)

Did I win?
Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (DNH+H)
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No! Contest over! Stop posting!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)


YOU"RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME !!!11!111!!!

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (DNH+H)

601 I realize the timing of this question is foolish, but I have a friend contemplating spatchcocking her turkey. She wants to know if she's going to have to remove the thighs and legs to cook them longer so that the breast doesn't dry out in the process. I know there have been great debates about the subject, so I thought I'd submit it to the horde again for a consensus.

Posted by: Kerry at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (s4rqh)

602 Hello AltonJackson! Do you prefer smooth or crunchy peanut butter? I don't know why I'm even asking, since it's a no-brainer. Crunchy. Extra-Crunchy is best.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:28 PM


I prefer crunchy but I like them both

what about the peanut butter with the ribbons of grape jelly in it? I like that, too

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (KCxzN)

603 598 Fascinating. Is that a standard term in your region/social-circle, or just a term you yourself invented?

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:33 PM (42M22)
=========================

I just made it up. Everybody knows Baptists don't drink.
Posted by: grammie winger


Well, it was an inspired coinage!

Posted by: zombie at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (42M22)

604 what about the peanut butter with the ribbons of grape jelly in it? I like that, too
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (KCxzN)
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I prefer the peanut butter with chocolate wrapped around it, but that's just me.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (kNasr)

605 571 Did I win?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:23 PM (DNH+H)

What do you think?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2017 06:25 PM (0V2as)


Think? Really? Here?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (DNH+H)

606 Late to the party, cutting wood today, but I want to thank Bluebell and Weasel for the great job on the cookbook. Mine came Friday and just let my greasy mitts go thru it for a bit before I wrapped it for my sister.

Over the last few years we have been compiling all of our old family recipes, believe we are over 200. B4 I retired last year gave thumb drives to all the nice ladies at work as my going away present.


Off to a hot shower b4 I stiffen up.

Posted by: Edd Zachary at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (9EA2L)

607 what about the peanut butter with the ribbons of grape jelly in it? I like that, too

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2017 06:36 PM (KCxzN)
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Hmm. I've never tried that. Seems risky, letting someone else decide the peanut butter /to/ jelly ratio.

Posted by: grammie winger - stunned by Christmas at December 17, 2017 06:38 PM (lwiT4)

608 Posted by: Edd Zachary at December 17, 2017 06:37 PM (9EA2L)
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Edd, I hope your sister likes the book! What a great idea to compile your family recipes like that. The young 'uns will appreciate that some day.

Posted by: bluebell ~ now we're cookin'! at December 17, 2017 06:39 PM (kNasr)

609 Nood

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 06:41 PM (Ckg4U)

610 573 Iowa Bob, you are a loser like me.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:26 PM (cXDc4)


Yep, everything except the draft lottery.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 06:41 PM (DNH+H)

611 That was a record for me on posts in one thread.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 06:42 PM (hyuyC)

612 560 I don't like yellow popping corn. I'll only buy white. Yellow is soggy.

Posted by: grammie winger

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And the hulls are so much larger.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 17, 2017 06:44 PM (Dhht7)

613 Have a question for the cooking horde in reference to my soggy duck skin. Duck is due to come out in 10 minutes. Can tell from looking through the oven window that skin is not crispy like I want it. Which would be better? Zap it with the broiler or take a torch to it? Worked that the broiler might dry out the duck, but all that fat with my propane torch might start a kitchen fire?

Of note, I am a klutz. If there is a way to botch something, I will find it.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:48 PM (cXDc4)

614 Worried too.

Posted by: Corned Beef and Chlorine at December 17, 2017 06:48 PM (cXDc4)

615 I spent years working on my Nina's Saffron, chicken liver risotto recipe and I ain't sharing.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2017 06:51 PM (5njrw)

616 Actually, Invested some money in Chesapeake Bay crabs a few years ago, and got ripped off.

The "investment" was just a shell company.
Posted by: Miklos,

Maybe you can claw-back the money you put in.
Posted by: Iowa Bob


*****

Nah, the whole thing went sideways.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2017 06:52 PM (wPiJc)

617 Ah, popcorn! Up to about a year and a half ago, I used to get the jars of popcorn kernels at Walgreen's because you could get two of them for $3 while the same sort of thing, whether name brand or store brand, at the grocery store was like $8.

Made on the stove in just the way you describe. Coat the bottom of the pan in oil, drop a kernel in, and when it popped, you'd pour the rest of the batch in. As I recall, precisely 1 tablespoon less than half a cup of unpopped kernels would absolutely fill the pan I used, and it was so much better than any in the microwave.

One Sunday afternoon in August of 2016, I made a double batch and sat down to enjoy the HQ. By noon the next day, I had extreme abdominal pain. The CAT scan said "diverticulitis" and my doctor said "no more popcorn." Nobody else in the house wants to make it on the stove, so my wife threw out most of two bottles of popcorn kernels, and I was sad.

After my colonoscopy (the worst part being having to spend more than a day on "clear liquids") the doctor said that if I increased the fiber in my diet, the diverticulosis might heal. So, twice a day like clockwork, I'm drinking this orange goo. Maybe I will be clear to eat popcorn again in 2021. Oh, I hope so!

Posted by: Cybersmythe at December 17, 2017 07:08 PM (jT9wB)

618 302 Has the Chesapeake crab population rebounded yet?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2017 05:28 PM (hyuyC)

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Apparently the real problem is finding people to go crabbing.

Posted by: MAGA at December 17, 2017 07:22 PM (LnOh3)

619 Regarding popcorn, I started doing the stovetop pot method. A lot less expensive then microwave, and it doesn't dry out like the air poppers.

I've used peanut oil, canola oil, coconut oil and also the Orville butter flavored oil (which is soy oil, coloring and flavor).

Right now I pop in canola or coconut oil (I can't taste any coconut flavor), pour a little out into a bowl and spray with a canola and yellow food coloring mix (or the Orville buttered oil) then salt. Then repeat until all is salted and buttery. Canola actual has a slight buttery flavor to it.

I don't like melted butter because the water content makes some of the popcorn soggy.

Posted by: MAGA at December 17, 2017 07:29 PM (LnOh3)

620 I use a Whirlypop and it takes about three minutes. Every damn kernel pops.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 17, 2017 07:43 PM (3BFzK)

621 Just came back from my friends' place where we iced cookies and observed the tradition of viewing the assault on Nakatome Plaza. The John McClane/Sgt. Powell bromance is one for the ages.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 17, 2017 07:55 PM (qJtVm)

622 Winner?

Posted by: Darrell at December 17, 2017 07:58 PM (oLhbH)

623 Any word yet on when The Deplorable Gourmet will be available for purchase from someone other than the fucking communist Amazon evil empire?

Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson's rape victims at December 17, 2017 08:12 PM (1L9V9)

624 Great thread. As for popcorn, coconut oil is a must. We like to make bacon popcorn, where you fry up a half dozen pieces then use the grease with coconut on the stove. Drizzle remaining bacon fat and butter mix in big steel bowel with salt, pepper and broken bacon bits. Dem bits r tasty.

The chili recipe is close to the boss, but we use seamed Chuck tenderloin. It makes a world of difference.

Posted by: SkinnerVic at December 17, 2017 08:14 PM (nbwH3)

625 Countertop popcorn poppers were popular Christmas gifts in our house in the 70s. They made much better popcorn than microwave popcorn. (However, the butter that melted from the top was a joke.)

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at December 17, 2017 08:17 PM (cEKqm)

626 Re: Latkes

Longbow vs crossbow

9mm ve .45

Heck, even Ginger vs Maryanne

ALL pale in comparison to grated/shredded vs processed (blender).

BTW: Shredded/grated FTW.

Posted by: ibguy at December 17, 2017 08:34 PM (vUcdz)

627 I've made stovetop popcorn before, and it turned out great. I wanted to submit my recipe for the cookbook, but when I tried it again it didn't turn out well, so I didn't. I don't know what went wrong that time. I hadn't made it in a while, so maybe the popcorn I had was stale.

I second the suggestion above of using coconut oil. I also used popcorn salt, which is ordinary salt ground to a fine powder, so it sticks to the popcorn better. I also melt butter in a separate pan and drizzle it over the finished popcorn.

The great thing about making it on the stovetop is that you can adjust the salt and butter to taste. And it's real butter instead of that oily yellow goo.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2017 09:02 PM (sdi6R)

628 I endorse coconut oil

Posted by: tmitsss at December 17, 2017 10:08 PM (xlzu7)

629 The wife is in holiday baking mode and the place smells like Christmas...in a good way!

Posted by: Rgallegos at December 17, 2017 10:13 PM (59GQk)

630 Already got the kindle version but just ordered the actual cookbook..cuz its a great time to be alive!

Posted by: Island Girl at December 17, 2017 11:29 PM (FJrl0)

631 Is this comment random enough to win a Deplorable Moron Cookbook?

Posted by: Dave in PB at December 18, 2017 05:00 AM (x/1PH)

Weekend Gun Thread

Best-1911-pistol-for-the-money-reviews-5.jpg


Would you like to own a US Army surplus 1911? Good luck with that. h/t redc1c4

Decisions concerning the grade and pricing of the 1911s will not be made until a substantial number have been inspected, estimated to take 150 days post receipt, according to the website.

Potential purchasers must provide CMP with a new set of documents exhibiting:

1) Proof of U.S. citizenship.

2) Proof of membership in a CMP-affiliated club.

3) Proof of participation in a marksmanship activity.

4) A new form 2A with notary.

5) A signed copy of the 01, 02, 07 Federal Firearms License to which the 1911 will be transferred. These are "store front" FFLs.

A NICS background check will be performed by the CMP to assure the customer is eligible to purchase prior to shipment to the "storefront" FFL licensed dealer, according to the website. The customer must receive a "proceed" from NICS prior to shipment of the pistol to the dealer.


The Gun Thread's guess? The CMP will be pretty proud of those pistols when the price tags go on them.

*****


Why hire an arborist when you can do it yourself?


A smart military blog keeps an eye open for all military equipment. Russia is busy developing new invisible garments.

Russia has used the Syrian conflict as a way to test military technology and new ideas for combat equipment. In essence, the Kremlin has structured the entire campaign to act as a massive infomercial for Russian arms manufacturers.

Several countries have ordered new Russian hardware after seeing its performance in the Syrian theater.


Let's be careful out there.


*****

stalin.jpg


Joseph Stalin is looking out for the health and welfare of New York residents. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) shows his dictatorial side. Again.

The badly named New York SAFE Act continues to make the life of the state’s law-abiding gun owners difficult. Residents who are deemed worthy of a pistol permit – permission to own in their homes, to carry to hunting or target shooting, or carry generally, depending on the good graces of law enforcement – that were issued prior to January 2013 must get them renewed or risk having their weapons confiscated.

Governor Cuomo believes that “when they write the history books they’re going to say, ‘New York got it right,’” whoever “they” might be – perhaps he is preparing copy for the Ministry of Truth. The state legislature predictably placed the burden of getting the word out on county law enforcement agencies, and those people who live in New York City or surrounding counties can’t use the state police website to renew.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 12:10 PM




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1 Uncle Joe!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 12:07 PM (/qEW2)

2 s

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 12:07 PM (/qEW2)

3 Strike one!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 12:08 PM (oVJmc)

4 AOSHQ is quite strikethrough striking this morning!

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 12:08 PM (EzdLW)

5 Crossed over the line.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 17, 2017 12:09 PM (+8Yuj)

6 Requiring proof of US citizenship to purchase a M1911 pistol from the US government is

~ pRoBlEmAtIc ~

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 12:11 PM (y87Qq)

7 AoSHQ Prayer List

rickl- Lung cancer.

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

Abby- Father has passed. Children have ex-communicated.

Carol- Her Brother's eventual passing.

kbdabear- Mother's dementia.

CaliGirl- Mom's boyfriend Arthur has cancer.

Hrothgar- Lost Son in accident.

Ritabootoo- Passed Friday, December 8th. Prayers for Family and Friends. Frequenter of the Pet Thread and our beloved friend.

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

RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes, who's too weak for the heart surgery she needs, and whose condition is deteriorating rapidly.

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, Mother's cellulitis of leg.

Captain Whitebread- Mother's health and stable employment.

Jinx- Mother's passing.

Emmie- Continued relationship with Daughter.

Vic- Return of cancer.

ReneeTX- Terminal brain cancer.

Booknlass- Relationship with Daughter.

Just wondering- Sister, Lisa, has a brain tumor.

Christopher Taylor- Health and depression.

Lin-duh fell- My FIL passed away 9/27/17. Could use the prayers for my husband finding a job.

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.

TonyPete- Friends' terminal diagnosis, Wife's, (Renee), terminal illness.

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.

Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing- Job issues.

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- Two brothers in law. 1. Brain tumor hospice soon.
2. Just diagnosed cancer around heart and in aorta. Biopsy taken. Stage 3.
3. Cousin just completed 5 rounds of chemo for cancer in abdomen. Reoccurance from many years ago.

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

Oregon Muse- Shoulder replacement and recovery.

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

Jane D'oh- My husband's elderly aunt, (89), who was admitted to the hospital 11/20/17 with pneumonia. She has COPD, is a lung cancer survivor. Jane broke her foot, prayer for resolve and healing.

USNtakim- My MIL, (73), is going in for surgery 11/22/17 for bowel re-sectioning. Please pray for her and her family.

Iron Mike Golf- My grandsons. Safety and peace for them.

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

Teresa in Ft. Worth- Lost Daughter, (26) to suicide on September 7th.

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

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

Northernlurker- Money issues, does NOT want to dip into investments.

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

westminsterdogshow- Best friend's Mom, Marge suffered a seizure/stroke. 12/1/17.

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.

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.
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Please contact me through email, as I cannot be around for many of the posts in threads. Feel free to copy and paste emails to me for Prayer Requests.

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 maladies, I understand. You won't suffer in silence. A candle will be lit in your name.

Through the arguments and the infighting, we all love one-another. Through our faults and occasional vitriol, we have found one-another. The beauty of such an occasion goes beyond words and into the ethereal plane of existence.

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:

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

I have started adding dates to the Prayer List, so as to keep The Horde abreast of current and ongoing situations.

As always... corrections, additions and updates can be sent to:

home made gravy 71 (all one word) at the hooYa dot com. Link is in the Sig/Sock/Nic.

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

Let us console others, O Lord.

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

The Black Crowes, Sometimes Salvation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOi4Mh_rmWo

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:12 PM (Ckg4U)

8 They told me if Net Neutrality were struck down, the whole Interwebs would be stricken... and they were right!

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 12:12 PM (EzdLW)

9 session's one of those southern men who try real hard to shed the heart of dixie taint
never liked him

Posted by: azalea city,escapee) at December 17, 2017 12:13 PM (WX+x0)

10 test

Posted by: Hands at December 17, 2017 12:13 PM (EzdLW)

11 There is nothing new in those CMP rules. Same regs as for buying anything else through them.

Posted by: Stringer Davis ]/b] at December 17, 2017 12:17 PM (H5rtT)

12 So hungry for cob-loggers.

Posted by: The Barrel at December 17, 2017 12:18 PM (toi7g)

13 There is nothing new in those CMP rules. Same regs as for buying anything else through them.
Posted by: Stringer Davis ]/b] at December 17, 2017 12:17 PM (H5rtT)


I think the storefront FFL requirement is new, probably because pistol. Didn't CMP always ship right to your door?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 12:19 PM (y87Qq)

14 "Dixie Taint!" wbagnfarb.

And a reminder, the CMP is the "brainchild" and only major legislative contribution of Congresswoman Marcy "What Are You Wearing?/Cleavage to The Floor" Kaptur, OH-09.

So don't expect miracles. They have some good employees, though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis ]/b] at December 17, 2017 12:19 PM (H5rtT)

15 Gun thread! Thanks MisHum. First one I haven't missed due to, well, having gone shooting at the time (at least 3 of the last 4, that was the case).


CMP. The requirements for the 1911 purchase have, I think, only one additional item over what has always been required to purchase guns from them. Due to it being a handgun, I think. And the requirements are easy to meet, as I tirelessly tell people who shoot my Garand at the range and (invariably) say "gee, love this, I should get one!".


And CMP usually leaves quite a bit of money on the table, at least with their Garands, in major markets. As in, you get even a little bit lucky with a CMP Service Grade M-1 (USGI wood, metal in fine shape) in a market like CA, it's worth $200-400 more the day it arrives than you paid for it.


So I wouldn't assume CMP will be asking an unreasonable price.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:20 PM (uyrlv)

16 Let the panic buying of ammo in commiefornia begin!

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at December 17, 2017 12:20 PM (6Ufv6)

17 I don't need a surplus 1911 .45. I used to have a colt .45 small model like this before the horrible canoe accident. I think they called it the "officer's model". It would fit in my back pocket or a jacket pocket if I was wearing a jacket. Getting a 1911 would be nice, but it ain't worth the effort.


http://tinyurl.com/y9xvzkfa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 17, 2017 12:20 PM (mpXpK)

18 Most of the people in the video are truly idiots, though I make an exception for a) the guy who experienced catastrophic weapon failure (unless he used a reload that was too hot) and b) the guys firing the .577 T-Rex who, if I recall the context of the video correctly, had no idea how insane the recoil was going to be.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

19 MisHum, the whole blog is struck-through up above the fold.
Needs a close-tag.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at December 17, 2017 12:22 PM (XvTYo)

20
Lot of striking out since Net Neutrality struck out.

Posted by: Acme Explosives at December 17, 2017 12:22 PM (ajiE5)

21 Slapweasel,

In case you're lurking, I just sent you an update to the prayer list.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 12:22 PM (jfuOT)

22 Canoe canoe?

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at December 17, 2017 12:23 PM (6Ufv6)

23 Okay, you fixed it while I was typing that ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at December 17, 2017 12:23 PM (XvTYo)

24 It's good that a commenter's end-tag can undo a cob's error here, but it doesn't fix the front page. Maybe it means everything after the gun thread is now old news and void? [Already fixed, I see. Never mind.]

Good morning, Morons. Milady and I are off to the Nutcracker again this afternoon. Just can't get enough high culture. Daughter is dancing as a snowflake... heh. Not the hyperreactive meltdown type.

Funny thing about being in crowds nowadays. As I sat there last night, I thought (not for the first time) how even here in Middleville, one could see some terrorist nut interrupting a mass event. (Checks the exits, cringes in concern.) The greater threat, by far, though, is our relatively peaceful fellow citizens - the hacking and coughing sounded at times like a danged TB ward in there, including the woman right behind me. YAAARGH! Quit breathing!

Seems like an appropriate place for this salutation:
Keep calm and carry.

Posted by: mindful webworker's culture report at December 17, 2017 12:24 PM (I9SqL)

25 You forgot to sign off the line which is through everything.

Posted by: jwpaine at December 17, 2017 12:25 PM (S2jJz)

26 18 Most of the people in the video are truly idiots, though I make an exception for a) the guy who experienced catastrophic weapon failure (unless he used a reload that was too hot) and b) the guys firing the .577 T-Rex who, if I recall the context of the video correctly, had no idea how insane the recoil was going to be.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

My husband thinks there's something wrong with me for watching that video. I'm making loud inhale noises. I showed him what I was watching. He told me I'm sick and those people are stupid.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 12:25 PM (Ri/rl)

27 O Christ. CMP shipping. They used to use Registered Mail USPS, which had a heavy paper trail. I personally knew the registry clerk who rejoiced when the Post Office lost the contract, because she could just barely stand to log in boxes she was sure contained weapons of war. When the registered volume went down, she lost her bid. One smiled, inwardly and quietly.

Well OK, handguns have different shipping rules everywhere, compared to long guns. I can't see the local FFL requirement as particularly onerous. If you make any gun deal on electronic media, or buy from Sportsman's Guide, you have the same set-up. Sadly for us, the one local FFL who would receive those for us without an extra charge decided to retire.

Posted by: Stringer Davis ]/b] at December 17, 2017 12:26 PM (H5rtT)

28 I see Stringer and hogmartin already covered the CMP requirements thing. And delivery to your door depends on your state, not CMP. CA, for example, until 2 years ago, had direct delivery for C and R rifles, that's how my M-1s arrived.


Brown truck of happiness. Excitement of a kid's Christmas morning - for adults. Got my Mosins that way too, ended up turning the driver on to them (I'd bring him in the garage and open the boxes, he couldn't believe such things cost around $100, so he started buying them too).


CA is rapidly going downhill to the extent of NY or NJ or CT. Expect the coming years to have numerous onerous ridiculous new laws making things just as bad here. A new ammo law taking effect in two weeks will massively complicate or increase the cost of simply buying ammo - as usual, not a scintilla of even theoretical benefit to public safety, massive unconstitutional burdening of a right, massive interference with inter-state commerce, etc.


And since Heller was over-turned by lower courts, and the 2A is comically ignored by "courts" addressing "rights", it'll take a small miracle for this to change.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (uyrlv)

29 ..."In case you're lurking, I just sent you an update to the prayer list."
-Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 12:22 PM (jfuOT)

Got it and here it is...

"RedMindBlueState- Cousin Agnes has passed. 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."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Ckg4U)

30 My husband thinks there's something wrong with me for watching that video. I'm making loud inhale noises. I showed him what I was watching. He told me I'm sick and those people are stupid.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 12:25 PM (Ri/rl)

Well...he's not wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

31 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:12 PM (Ckg4U)

Thanks

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (Ri/rl)

32 Nice 1911

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (aC6Sd)

33
Canoe canoe?

Nanu Nanu

Posted by: Mork from Ork at December 17, 2017 12:27 PM (IqV8l)

34 U N wants to stop US from choosing where we put embassy in Israel.

Posted by: MAC SOG at December 17, 2017 12:28 PM (czkHE)

35 Thanks for doing this, Slap.

Posted by: stace at December 17, 2017 12:28 PM (6HFDU)

36 The Russian article is interesting - a thermal cloaking uniform. Only problem I see is that it probably gets pretty hot inside, especially if the campaign is in someplace like the Middle East.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 12:28 PM (/qEW2)

37 You're all very welcome. I was surprised that it wasn't done earlier.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:29 PM (Ckg4U)

38 Gun thread! Thanks MisHum. First one I haven't missed due to, well, having gone shooting at the time (at least 3 of the last 4, that was the case).


CMP. The requirements for the 1911 purchase have, I think, only one additional item over what has always been required to purchase guns from them. Due to it being a handgun, I think. And the requirements are easy to meet, as I tirelessly tell people who shoot my Garand at the range and (invariably) say "gee, love this, I should get one!".


And CMP usually leaves quite a bit of money on the table, at least with their Garands, in major markets. As in, you get even a little bit lucky with a CMP Service Grade M-1 (USGI wood, metal in fine shape) in a market like CA, it's worth $200-400 more the day it arrives than you paid for it.


So I wouldn't assume CMP will be asking an unreasonable price.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:20 PM (uyrlv)

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I think they're trying to keep the prices reasonable. Unfortunately, they're out of Garands, so if I want one I gotta pay about 1500 for a standard worn rack grade gun. At that price I'd rather get a AG42 or a SVT 40. I already have a few Mosins.

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 12:30 PM (yhwm0)

39 Many a dictator would be proud of Cuomo
And his Leftist voting base will keep voting for him

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 12:31 PM (aC6Sd)

40 Most of the people in those videos got into trouble because they were more concerned with making a video than gun safety (or were in the hands of someone doing that).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 12:32 PM (oVJmc)

41 Whatever sickness CaliGirl has, we all wish it was "catching."

Here would be a fun one: The short 1911 was the Officer's model, implying I guess that officers would fire at shorter range, being up front and all. Lugers and Broomhandles came in a long-barrel Artillery version, because they needed several miles more range. And before carbines, there were Tanker M-1's and Smellies, because duh turrets are short in one direction.

What other special version names are ironic, sardonic, or lacedemonian?
"Bunt Line"?

Posted by: Stringer Davis ]/b] at December 17, 2017 12:32 PM (H5rtT)

42 Thanks, Slap.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 12:33 PM (jfuOT)

43 U N wants to stop US from choosing where we put embassy in Israel.

Posted by: MAC SOG at December 17, 2017 12:28 PM (czkHE)


Link (Reuters):
https://tinyurl.com/y96d92p7

"Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians."

Trump ENACTED US policy that had been in place for decades and ignored, you useless schmucks.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 12:34 PM (y87Qq)

44 40 Most of the people in those videos got into trouble because they were more concerned with making a video than gun safety (or were in the hands of someone doing that).
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 12:32 PM (oVJmc)

In large part, yes. One thing that bugs the hell out of me is when someone who clearly has no safety training and no firearms experience is egged on to shoot a gun there's no way they can handle. The people who do that and think it's funny need to be throatpunched.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

45 "Let the panic buying of ammo in commiefornia begin!"

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

Planned buying for moi. Since June.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 17, 2017 12:35 PM (3BFzK)

46 Best thing about Slapweasel's Prayer List:
When you can drop the note that says "Thanks. All Better Now."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 17, 2017 12:37 PM (H5rtT)

47 Governor Cuomo believes that "when they write the history books they're going to say, 'New York got it right,'"

Sounds better in the original German.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

48 Could not watch that Stupid People With Guns video all the way through. Not even with the sound off.

Posted by: m at December 17, 2017 12:39 PM (sVFZk)

49 Jackal - as much as it pains me to point this out (and I'm surprise at some of it), CMP is not out of Garands.


Their site right now shows both field grade and service grade rifles available.


And that's not all. Winchesters, and IHCs (!). One per customer, for those.


I'm "done" with buying M-1s, officially, as I don't really need more, and am much more a shooter than collector. But dang. Wincesters for $930, IHCs for just over $1K, service grades for $730?


Possibly one of the best, and easiest, collectible investment opportunities going for several years now has been M-1 collecting. The better examples represent a decent return the minute you open the box. 10 years from now? Could be something.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:40 PM (uyrlv)

50 Morning, y'all!

Well, managed to put a few more rounds downrange w/the "black friday deal" Taurus G2 in 9mm.

This thing is a fine little sidearm, no two ways about it. Did require a good deal of cleaning from new, and then cleaned again after first use, but now...
It's as accurate as I am, no issues whatsoever, and seems to be well stapled together. If you're in the market for a 9, give it a try.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 12:41 PM (MINbv)

51 Wow sitting in a cafe at a jewelry show. Hipster dude talking to older guy maybe his dad. He is very CONCERNED about how things are going.

He says for anything to change "a lot of people are going to have to die".

I am guessing this guy doesn't have much ammo on hand. I am thinking I need more.

Schlichter seems unfortunately right.

Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2017 12:44 PM (GLtAj)

52 Most of the people in those videos got into trouble because they were more concerned with making a video than gun safety (or were in the hands of someone doing that).
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2017 12:32 PM (oVJmc)

In large part, yes. One thing that bugs the hell out of me is when someone who clearly has no safety training and no firearms experience is egged on to shoot a gun there's no way they can handle. The people who do that and think it's funny need to be throatpunched.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:35 PM (NWiLs)


Exactly, the "here little lady, shoot this" videos are sadistic.

Don't tell me those guys didn't expect a reaction, and when it smashes into their faces, maybe they didn't expect it to be THAT bad, but they knew it was going to be something. Or else they wouldn't be filming. And they wouldn't be allowing such bad form to be used.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 12:44 PM (Pz4pT)

53 Jukin, you'd be amazed (or maybe not) at how many CA shooters remain unaware of the implications of the new law.


To start with, the outrage here is not "ignorance," but lawless unconstitutional harassment of a segment of the citizenry, who almost have to monitor new laws as they would a stock ticker, for updates. Ridiculous.


But given that, kinda remarkable how many shooters appear not to understand that in 2 weeks ("2 weeks!"), when they go to order their next case of .223 online - ooops, no can do.


That is, without a C and R license, and COE fingerprinting. And of course it's still not clear how many online vendors will do the smart thing and set up a simple system to accommodate those in CA who do jump through the hoops.


But those "loopholes" are possibly a legal killer. Not a "ban" - just a massive, indefensible infringement that dramatically drives up consumer costs for no reason.


If I had any regard for the US judicial system I'd expect the ammo law would fall to both inter-state commerce and 2A "burdening" arguments, easily. But I have yet to see any sign the usual suspects are going to launch lawsuits, anyway. They may be exercising tactical discretion, guess we'll see.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:46 PM (uyrlv)

54 And then you get the people who should know better, and end up shooting themselves. That's not funny either. It makes the rest of us look bad.

Thanks jagoff, for adding a whole room full of school kids to the gun ban camp.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 12:47 PM (Pz4pT)

55 Cuomo also totally lied about the reciprocity bill. I know, cue the shocked faces.

In MA you need a permit to buy ammo. Again, no effect on criminals.

Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 12:48 PM (hXu8T)

56 54 And then you get the people who should know better, and end up shooting themselves. That's not funny either. It makes the rest of us look bad.

Thanks jagoff, for adding a whole room full of school kids to the gun ban camp.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 12:47 PM (Pz4pT)

Yeah, that too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:50 PM (NWiLs)

57 49 Jackal - as much as it pains me to point this out (and I'm surprise at some of it), CMP is not out of Garands.

Their site right now shows both field grade and service grade rifles available.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:40 PM (uyrlv)


I sent in an order for a Service grade a couple of weeks ago. Last week I got an email back that said "The Service grades are currently on backorder while the armorers are working more", along with the option to get a Winchesters or IHC for more money. I chose to wait for a luck-of-the-draw Service grade.

So, not out of Garands, but not everything listed on their web site is available for immediate shipment.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 12:50 PM (DNH+H)

58 Part 2 of the BOGO deal (yay Texas. Yep - there was a buy one, get one free on firearms deal for black friday).

For real fun, been plinking away with the long barrel .22 Heritage "cowboy" revolver. Looks good, what with lots of blueing and wooden grips, and is an absolute hoot. Even more so w/22 mag...

Puts a smile on my face every time I fire it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 12:51 PM (MINbv)

59 Many a dictator would be proud of Cuomo


Jawol! He ist doing a fine job!

Posted by: Son of Schicklgruber at December 17, 2017 12:51 PM (IcT7t)

60 There is nothing new in those CMP rules. Same regs as for buying anything else through them.
Posted by: Stringer Davis


Two NICS checks when already NICS exempt?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 12:53 PM (CeVa5)

61 Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:40 PM (uyrlv)

I was thinking about selling mine but sounds like I should hang on to it. WWII era, from Saginaw factory, M1 Carbine, pristine, strap and all. Was not used in WWII, issued during Korean War but was used in Alaska, meaning not really used.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 12:54 PM (3myMJ)

62 Thank you Slap for maintaining the prayer list. You are a Saint.

(I won't pass that around. You have a reputation to uphold ).

Finally received all the parts to complete my son's AR project.

Damn shame it will be lost in a water accident shortly.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2017 12:55 PM (tr2D7)

63 I am not a Saint, or anything of the sort.

I'm just another guy with a keyboard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:56 PM (Ckg4U)

64 60 There is nothing new in those CMP rules. Same regs as for buying anything else through them.
Posted by: Stringer Davis

Two NICS checks when already NICS exempt?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 12:53 PM (CeVa5)


I think CMP currently does an NICS check for rifles. The added check is when the FFL transfers to the end buyer. Seems silly, but may be needed to comply with the letter of Federal law.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 12:56 PM (DNH+H)

65 File this under Not Smart:

SFPD buys back a bazooka.
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=76596

They bought an inert AT-4...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 12:57 PM (nZNJN)

66 Iowa Bob, thanks, that sounds right. Point is, if they're listed for sale on the site, they have the inventory to meet the orders, even with delays. At least that's the pattern from the past.


As a casual observer, seems to have been this way for a while. Ups and downs in "supply" (CMP identifying the stuff they have on hand), so sometimes orders are filled immediately, other times there's a delay.


But seeing Winchesters and IHCs for sale was sort of shocking, at least to this casual observer, as those unicorns were long declared over and done with.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (uyrlv)

67 I am pretty stocked up on ammo that I don't reload here in Cimmifornia. I am hoping that the courts can unwind this shitty law.

On a high note, I picked up a winchester 62a in mint condition at auction for $575. A bargain compared to what good ones sell for

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (Bh6pi)

68 Woo, gun thread!

I'm not a huge 1911 fan. They're better than revolvers, I'll say that for them.

But if you want a 1911, dear God, there are so many good and inexpensive options out there. I'm sure the CMP is just making this hard for the sake of it.

Just buy a Colt Gold Cup Match. Done.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 12:59 PM (xJa6I)

69 It is sad that governments are chiefed but the double tongues.

Posted by: Ten Bears at December 17, 2017 01:00 PM (gC2IV)

70
Most of the people in the video are truly idiots, though I make an
exception for a) the guy who experienced catastrophic weapon failure
(unless he used a reload that was too hot) and b) the guys firing the
.577 T-Rex who, if I recall the context of the video correctly, had no
idea how insane the recoil was going to be.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

I'm guessing many of the women knocked down by shotguns were set up to do so by the boyfriend running the camera. That is the stupid part.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:00 PM (oPNmq)

71 I'd love to post, but I've scheduled a horrible canoeing accident this afternoon and have to finish putting all my guns in the canoe...

Posted by: Can't Canoe at December 17, 2017 01:00 PM (ALwir)

72 Re: NICS check for CMP sales, From page 2A of the CMP order form :

"I hereby consent to allow the CMP to submit the information I have supplied with my application to the FBI national instant criminal background check system (NICS) to verify that I am not prohibited from buying this rifle, and I authorize the FBI to inform the CMP of the result"

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:01 PM (DNH+H)

73 We have warmer, comfortable temps forecast for the next few days. Time to head for the range to try out the new Ruger AR-556.

Also, I picked up a used Ruger Mk III 22lr semi pistol. I wasn't going to get it but the price was excellent. Also, the first owner was meticulous in keeping everything together, even that useless spent case supplied by Ruger. In my experience that means a careful and caring owner. The pistol is about mint even though it is 10 years old. I need to build up some strength and stamina in my upper body and careful, slow fire will help the process. Frankly, I need the practice in off hand shooting.

This is going to be fun.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 01:01 PM (V+03K)

74 It is also sad that I can't type.

Posted by: Ten Bears at December 17, 2017 01:01 PM (gC2IV)

75 Meremortal, you are hereby ordered not get rid of that carbine.


Unless you sell it to me.


I've got one, but yours sounds much nicer.


I got into the CMP game just too late to get one of their carbines, got one from a collector.


As to CMP's FFL requirements, being in CA and considering multiple onerous idiotic useless requirements "normal", I don't follow the details or care that much, but I think the "new" FFL stuff is because handguns (1911s). Not a huge deal in the overall picture, and you can be sure CMP is not merely harassing its customers, as so many states do their gun-owning citizens.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:01 PM (uyrlv)

76 Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 12:53 PM (CeVa5)

I think CMP currently does an NICS check for rifles. The added check is when the FFL transfers to the end buyer. Seems silly, but may be needed to comply with the letter of Federal law.
Posted by: Iowa Bob


I'm already exempt from whomever I buy from now. I can order a pistol or rifle from Bud's online via my iPhone, have it shipped to my FFL dealer, go pick it up & fill out the 4473. No NICS. Not one or two NICS.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:02 PM (CeVa5)

77 67 I am pretty stocked up on ammo that I don't reload here in Cimmifornia. I am hoping that the courts can unwind this shitty law.

On a high note, I picked up a winchester 62a in mint condition at auction for $575. A bargain compared to what good ones sell for
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (Bh6pi)

Nice! Glad to hear about the ammo.

My heart goes out to the morons in Cali...the gun hate there is the main reason I'd never move there. Even though San Diego is tempting for many reasons.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:03 PM (xJa6I)

78 65 File this under Not Smart:

SFPD buys back a bazooka.
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=76596

They bought an inert AT-4...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 12:57 PM (nZNJN)

Dummies. They also said proudly they bought back a cannon ball. OK then.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:03 PM (NWiLs)

79 @63 A keyboard and a prayer.

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

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 17, 2017 01:03 PM (H5rtT)

80 Where the white guns at?

Posted by: saf at December 17, 2017 01:03 PM (cS/ge)

81 I'm guessing many of the women knocked down by shotguns were set up to do so by the boyfriend running the camera. That is the stupid part.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:00 PM (oPNmq)

It's assholery in the first degree, on top of being dangerous.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:04 PM (NWiLs)

82 They are proud of the cannon ball because they lack such physical equipment. One cannon ball is big enough for the whole force.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:04 PM (nZNJN)

83 80 Where the white guns at?
Posted by: saf at December 17, 2017 01:03 PM (cS/ge)

Off shooting black people. Duh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:04 PM (NWiLs)

84 I have a 1911. Carried one since the 80s. I might spring for a display one if the price was right but I like the one I have and I am used to it.

I really would like a surplus M1 Garand, but with my fathers Alzheimer's it is less of a issue now (he carried one when he served).

Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 01:05 PM (MVE/7)

85 The Russian article is interesting - a thermal
cloaking uniform. Only problem I see is that it probably gets pretty hot
inside, especially if the campaign is in someplace like the Middle
East.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 12:28 PM (/qEW2)

Uniform might have to have cooling fans. I don't think heated air is as visible to IR snoopers as a warm body is, and the heated air soon dissipates, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:05 PM (oPNmq)

86 Woo, gun thread!

I'm not a huge 1911 fan. They're better than revolvers, I'll say that for them.

But if you want a 1911, dear God, there are so many good and inexpensive options out there. I'm sure the CMP is just making this hard for the sake of it.

Just buy a Colt Gold Cup Match. Done.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 12:59 PM (xJa6I)


I got the impression this was about collectors wanting the "real" thing. Sorta like car show folks, who are into vintage cars. It's not about driving around in. I can get a used Ford Fucus to do that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 01:05 PM (Pz4pT)

87 Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:01 PM (uyrlv)

Thanks for the input. Will take your advice.

Now, about my SS Ceremonial Dagger with scabbard...

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 01:06 PM (3myMJ)

88 Cooling fans for thermo-optics?

So either batteries or hey put solar panels on the guy for power.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:06 PM (nZNJN)

89 >>>>There is nothing new in those CMP rules. Same regs as for buying anything else through them.
.
.
.Yes there is. Two NICS checks, one by the CMP and another by the dealer where you have to pickup the gun.

Right now for Carbines and Garands the CMP does a check and ships the gun straight to you.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (+Dllb)

90 Jackhole, I've heard several people say they expect/hope the "courts" to gut the new ammo law.


Though anything is possible, I see no reason, based on recent/current experience with the other high-profile cases against CA laws, to expect any consequential action any time soon.


Remember: "relief" and "justice" for imaginary "rights", conjured up after cultural questions have been absurdly constitutionalized to allow judicial rule by decree, over the expressed will of the culture, is near-instantaneous; protection of unambiguous, expressly identified rights from the actual constitution ..... 5 years? 10 years? Never?


Don't know exactly how long the big cases have been dragging on in CA, but think it's getting up to 8-10 years in some cases.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (uyrlv)

91 I bet I could affix a piece of PVC pipe to a block of wood and sell it to these buy back idiots.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (NWiLs)

92 66 But seeing Winchesters and IHCs for sale was sort of shocking, at least to this casual observer, as those unicorns were long declared over and done with.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (uyrlv)


The email I got said : "We have Field ($630), IHC Service grade ($1060) and WRA Service grades ($930) available."

I haven't checked to see if those are listed for sale on the CMP site. There was also a note that only one IHC or WRA per customer per year. I passed on the offer and said I would wait.

Why are the IHCs and WRAs more desirable? Just because they're rarer and more collectable? I'm buying it to shoot. and not as a collectable or an investment.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (DNH+H)

93 Did get to shoot the wife's new 870 Express yesterday. Ran about a half box of shells thru it. Went & picked up a box of clays and some more ammo. Plan to have a family shoot on Christmas.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (CeVa5)

94 MH, Thanks for the gun thread. Always a fun read.

Slap, THANK YOU for the prayer list. The Horde is a community and it helps to know who is in need or prayer.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (V+03K)

95 I really would like a surplus M1 Garand, but with my fathers Alzheimer's it is less of a issue now (he carried one when he served).
Posted by: Big V at December 17, 2017 01:05 PM (MVE/7)


Yeah, if I had all the money in the world, there are shedloads of long guns I would love to own. Not necessarily for any purpose other than to look at them.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (Pz4pT)

96 Greetings:

There was a time when eight little ladies were great, but now we're in the mid-teens, so I guess I'm a quantity type guy.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (evgyj)

97 Insomniac, if that works try the pistol-shaped Pop-tart next.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (nZNJN)

98 I have some extra money that is burning a hole in my pocket. Thinking about the Mossberg Shockwave. What say the Horde?

Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (O+5ZY)

99 93 Plan to have a family shoot on Christmas.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (CeVa5)

I know family can be a pain in the ass, especially during the holidays, but don't you think that's a bit extreme?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

100 I can get a used Ford Fucus to do that.
Posted by: BurtTC



*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:09 PM (CeVa5)

101 98 I have some extra money that is burning a hole in my pocket. Thinking about the Mossberg Shockwave. What say the Horde?
Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (O+5ZY)

Seems highly impractical.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:10 PM (NWiLs)

102 A Griswald Christmas Shooting?

Chevy Chase finally gets tired of Randy Quaid?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:10 PM (nZNJN)

103 49 Jackal - as much as it pains me to point this out (and I'm surprise at some of it), CMP is not out of Garands.


Their site right now shows both field grade and service grade rifles available.


And that's not all. Winchesters, and IHCs (!). One per customer, for those.


I'm "done" with buying M-1s, officially, as I don't really need more, and am much more a shooter than collector. But dang. Wincesters for $930, IHCs for just over $1K, service grades for $730?


Possibly one of the best, and easiest, collectible investment opportunities going for several years now has been M-1 collecting. The better examples represent a decent return the minute you open the box. 10 years from now? Could be something.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 12:40 PM (uyrlv)

==========

Well, sh!t, I better get off my ass and do appleseed, then! I'd heard they were out!

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 01:10 PM (yhwm0)

104 Don't know exactly how long the big cases have been dragging on in CA, but think it's getting up to 8-10 years in some cases.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:07 PM (uyrlv).

Yeah, hope is a thing with feathers.

Its the shits, but I am pretty ingrained here for now. There is always another way. Excuse me why I order some more .22 !




Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:11 PM (Bh6pi)

105 97 Insomniac, if that works try the pistol-shaped Pop-tart next.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (nZNJN)

Let's see, Pop Tarts are about $2.50 a box, ten pastries per box...that's one hell of a profit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:11 PM (NWiLs)

106 Meremortal, so you're going to sell it to me?


That's the best advice I can give. And you seem to be acting in a compliant manner.


Will arrange to get you my FFL's address via a cob (lol) ........

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:11 PM (uyrlv)

107 Insomniac - yeah, totally impractical, this would be just for the fun factor. I have a decent store of practical firearms.

Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 01:12 PM (O+5ZY)

108 106 Meremortal, so you're going to sell it to me?


That's the best advice I can give. And you seem to be acting in a compliant manner.


Will arrange to get you my FFL's address via a cob (lol) ........
Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:11 PM (uyrlv)

Delusion, er, I mean hope springs eternal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:12 PM (NWiLs)

109 76 I'm already exempt from whomever I buy from now. I can order a pistol or rifle from Bud's online via my iPhone, have it shipped to my FFL dealer, go pick it up & fill out the 4473. No NICS. Not one or two NICS.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:02 PM (CeVa5)


I'm curious how that works? Is it because the FFL you use has already done a NICS check on you for a previous sale? Does a state carry permit (which requires a background check) allow skipping the NICS check?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:12 PM (DNH+H)

110 98 I have some extra money that is burning a hole in my pocket. Thinking about the Mossberg Shockwave. What say the Horde?
Posted by: PabloD at December 17, 2017 01:08 PM (O+5ZY)

Buy a 6.5 creedmore and have some long range shooting fun

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:13 PM (Bh6pi)

111 47,
"Governor Cuomo believes that "when they write the history books they're going to say, 'New York got it right,'"


Sounds better in the original German."

Yes, "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer" just doesn't resonate as well in English.

Everything the Progressive-left says sounds better in the original German, but they say it in English so as not to be cited for plagiarism.

Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 01:13 PM (zOpu5)

112 I'm hoping to read about how few people go along with the Nazis in the NY state house and assembly.

What I hope NOT to read about is the loss of some LEOs forced to carry out the politicians' demands for confiscation. (If they feel that strongly, the politicos should show up at the door, unarmed, to take the guns.)

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (V+03K)

113 Went .22 shooting with a Remington 'Bucket of Bullets', 36 grain hollowpoints. They seem fine, not as good at CCI ammo but good enough I thought.

Half the rental guns at the range pitched a fit with them. Mostly the Rugers.

(They didn't have an M&P 22 to rent, it was down for maintenence)

Just abyssmal experience trying to find a good .22 that was both accurate and reliable. Best contender was the Smith and Wesson Liberty, which at least shot to point of aim. Odd ergonomics and weight to the pistol but at least it functioned.

None of the Ruger MKIIIs worked or fed reliably. The Smith and Wesson revolvers blew gas and power on my hands...not fun.

Bleh.

May need to buy stuff and try it but that's not a great option for me financially right now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (xJa6I)

114 Plan to have a family shoot on Christmas."

Ah....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (MINbv)

115 I'm curious how that works? Is it because the FFL you use has already done a NICS check on you for a previous sale? Does a state carry permit (which requires a background check) allow skipping the NICS check?
Posted by: Iowa Bob


Concealed handgun license holder. 23 other states also exempt their chl holders from NICS checks.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (CeVa5)

Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 01:15 PM (zOpu5)

117 115 I'm curious how that works? Is it because the FFL you use has already done a NICS check on you for a previous sale? Does a state carry permit (which requires a background check) allow skipping the NICS check?
Posted by: Iowa Bob


Concealed handgun license holder. 23 other states also exempt their chl holders from NICS checks.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (CeVa5)

In FL you're still stuck with the instant background check, but there's no waiting period for CWFL holders.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

118 Iowa Bob, yes, rarity is the reason Winchesters/IHCs are more "collectible". And some indescribable value connected to the Winchester name, and the IHCs because "tractor gun", and, I think, the last run of M-1s made.


Like you, I'm mostly a shooter. Have managed, somewhat by chance, to have a sort of hybrid "collectible shooter's" group of guns, both long and handgun. So most people say "you shoot that! put it away!" for some things. But if I were a classic car buff I'd be the kind that drives my cars all the time. Like to use these cool little toys.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (uyrlv)

119 67 I am pretty stocked up on ammo that I don't reload here in Cimmifornia. I am hoping that the courts can unwind this shitty law.

On a high note, I picked up a winchester 62a in mint condition at auction for $575. A bargain compared to what good ones sell for
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (Bh6pi)

But might be fun!

Get the Augilla minishells and a laser for it!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (xJa6I)

120
Dummies. They also said proudly they bought back a cannon ball. OK then.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular


How much will they pay for a bowling ball with no finger holes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (IqV8l)

121 >>>>76 I'm already exempt from whomever I buy from now. I can order a
pistol or rifle from Bud's online via my iPhone, have it shipped to my
FFL dealer, go pick it up fill out the 4473. No NICS. Not one or
two NICS.



Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:02 PM (CeVa5)



I'm curious how that works? Is it because the FFL you use has
already done a NICS check on you for a previous sale? Does a state carry
permit (which requires a background check) allow skipping the NICS
check?
.
.
.State Carry Permits exempt you from the NICS check(s). You still have to fill out the form though, the dealer checks the exempt block on it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:17 PM (+Dllb)

122 119 67 I am pretty stocked up on ammo that I don't reload here in Cimmifornia. I am hoping that the courts can unwind this shitty law.

On a high note, I picked up a winchester 62a in mint condition at auction for $575. A bargain compared to what good ones sell for
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (Bh6pi)

But might be fun!

Get the Augilla minishells and a laser for it!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (xJa6I)

Get the 30 caliber clip that can be emptied in 1.5 seconds with a single trigger pull.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:17 PM (NWiLs)

123 .State Carry Permits exempt you from the NICS check(s). You still have to fill out the form though, the dealer checks the exempt block on it.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:17 PM (+Dllb)

That's not the case is every state.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:17 PM (NWiLs)

124 Buy a 6.5 creedmore and have some long range shooting fun
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:13 PM (Bh6pi)

Grabagun still has the Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 creedmore with 24" barrel for $999. I might order it today.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 17, 2017 01:18 PM (rnXGe)

125 *in*

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

126 Plan to have a family shoot on Christmas."

Ah....
Posted by: Anon a mouse



Stepson, B-i-L, wife & myself. Possibly even my F-i-L if the weather cooperates. Father in Law has a mechanical, spring loaded clay pigeon thrower.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:18 PM (CeVa5)

127 Stepson, B-i-L, wife & myself.

Don't do it! You have so much to live for! And so do they!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

128 A couple of years ago I would have considered a 1911 from CMP if they were available. But as it is, a long time neighbor who I used to take to the range with me, passed not long before I left California and gave me his 1911 service weapon from his days as a Marine in the Korean War. He kept in great condition and I am truly touched he thought to gift it to me.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at December 17, 2017 01:19 PM (vkQbV)

129 Dummies. They also said proudly they bought back a cannon ball. OK then.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular

How much will they pay for a bowling ball with no finger holes?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Pumpkins.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:19 PM (CeVa5)

130 Had a chicken burrito for lunch because culture appropriation.
Love my 1911, its a 80 series Colt but fine for what I need it for.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (aC6Sd)

131 Jackhole, I've stocked up on things I don't reload, like you. Even for calibers for which I don't (yet) own a platform - 45 Colt, .223. Even have the dies for .223. (a sure sign of advanced disease in these matters) So, shotgun and rimfire and specialty (self-defense) ammo.


I'm getting a sense that most CA shooters don't realize what lies just ahead. Trying to move some 54R ammo (I have a ton of it, and I'm literally trying to make physical room for storing other calibers I've been hoarding before the new law). Seems little interest. I am fairly sure the first few weeks of January will see many many CA shooters crying "what??" when they can't buy online, and retail prices rise noticeably.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (uyrlv)

132 119 67 I am pretty stocked up on ammo that I don't reload here in Cimmifornia. I am hoping that the courts can unwind this shitty law.

On a high note, I picked up a winchester 62a in mint condition at auction for $575. A bargain compared to what good ones sell for
Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 12:58 PM (Bh6pi)

But might be fun!

Get the Augilla minishells and a laser for it



I will just be shooting it the old timey way with the open sights, to pretty a gun to hang anything on.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (Bh6pi)

133 That video is tough to watch. The dude staring down the battle and blasts a hole in his hat is fucked up.

I can't believe that video did not show the clip of the 9ish year old girl who is shorting a semi auto and kills her instructor.

Posted by: John Holmes at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (UwRDM)

134 115Concealed handgun license holder. 23 other states also exempt their chl holders from NICS checks.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (CeVa5)


Thanks, that makes sense. I think they do the same thing here in Iowa, but I've never really paid attention. I hand the dealer my drivers license and CCL, I fill out the 4473, they look at it, they take my money and hand me the gun and I go for a tragic canoe ride.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (DNH+H)

135 In FL you're still stuck with the instant background check, but there's no waiting period for CWFL holders.
Posted by: Insomniac



God bless Texas.
No nics for chl & no waiting period.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:21 PM (CeVa5)

136 riclb223 @ 76 - Form 4473 = NICS.

Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 01:21 PM (hXu8T)

137 I fill out the 4473, they look at it, they take my money and hand me the gun and I go for a tragic canoe ride.
Posted by: Iowa Bob



Damn canoes!!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:21 PM (CeVa5)

138
I have my Dad's surplus 1911 that he bought through the NRA in the early 60s. He paid $14.00 for it and $11.00 for the 03-A3. I have that one, too.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 01:22 PM (4DCSq)

139 That KY lawmaker who committed suicide. AP says he used a 40mm pistol. Must've had strong wrists. And his head must now be in Tennessee.

http://bit.ly/2o6WBF0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Covfefe today! Covfefe tomorrow! Covfefe forever! at December 17, 2017 01:22 PM (+y/Ru)

140 But might be fun!

Get the Augilla minishells and a laser for it!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (xJa6I)

Get the 30 caliber clip that can be emptied in 1.5 seconds with a single




You guys do realize this is a 60 year old pump .22, right ?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (Bh6pi)

141 In MA you need a permit to buy ammo. Again, no effect on criminals.
Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 12:48

True, but we have a bill pending (yeah, yeah, hold your laughter), to allow us to actually buy ammo online like almost every other state in the union. I'd like to see that one pass.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (jfuOT)

142 riclb223 @ 76 - Form 4473 = NICS.
Posted by: Butch


Nope. That's different.
NICS is the call in the dealer does.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (CeVa5)

143 Dummies. They also said proudly they bought back a cannon ball. OK then.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular



How much will they pay for a bowling ball with no finger holes?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (IqV8l)

As a little kid, I had a crusty old iron ball the size a small orange. Supposedly a "cannon ball". Not so. Almost certainly a mill ball, as used in a ball mill for grinding ore at a mine. They are manufactured in the millions, and wear out in use. Often thousands to be found at old mill sites.

Even a real gen-u-wine cannon ball is not a weapon, as such. It's totally inert, and only dangerous if you drop it on your toe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (oPNmq)

144 Any advice for treating a bucking/flinching/limp-wristing habit? I shoot low and left (right handed) and sometimes FTE. I think the FTEs are from too loose a grip, trying not to death-grip the pistol but ending up holding it too lightly. Then, since it snaps harder with a weak grip, I buck the recoil when squeezing the trigger, which leads to the low-left aim point.

The traditional recommendation is to do a lot of dry fire practice, and to have someone load a few snap caps per magazine so you can see if you jerk the gun when it doesn't fire. But I KNOW I'm jerking, it's not a mystery. And the dry fire doesn't seem to help either; I don't jerk the gun when there's no gun food in it because I know it's not going to go bang and flip around in my hand.

Aside from just practicing more - which I worry might just reinforce bad form - does anyone have some advice on this?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (y87Qq)

145 138
I have my Dad's surplus 1911 that he bought through the NRA in the early 60s. He paid $14.00 for it and $11.00 for the 03-A3. I have that one, too.
Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 01:22 PM (4DCSq)

That's great!

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:24 PM (Bh6pi)

146 Rhomboid, you are at the top of the list for the Carbine.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 01:24 PM (3myMJ)

147 I can't believe that video did not show the clip of the 9ish year old girl who is shorting a semi auto and kills her instructor.
Posted by: John Holmes at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (UwRDM)

It was a full auto I believe. Everyone who allowed that to happen was a fucking idiot. It's sad the instructor died but giving a nine year old girl a fully automatic Uzi then standing with his head almost next to the barrel was dumb dumb dumb.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:24 PM (NWiLs)

148
http://bit.ly/2o6WBF0
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


"This version corrects the description of the weapon to .40-caliber."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 01:25 PM (IqV8l)

149 The Form 4473 <> NICS

If the buyer has a valid firearms permit then that permit number plus expiration date can be entered on one page of the Form 4473 and the NICS is bypassed.

How do I know? I am one of five people at my Wal-Mart who can sell rifles and shotguns.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:25 PM (nZNJN)

150 118 Iowa Bob, yes, rarity is the reason Winchesters/IHCs are more "collectible". And some indescribable value connected to the Winchester name, and the IHCs because "tractor gun", and, I think, the last run of M-1s made.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (uyrlv)


Thanks. My understanding is that all the rifles that CMP is currently selling have been rebuilt and mostly don't have matching s/n parts, or even matching manufacturer parts. Anyway, I want a shooter and I expect pretty much anything will shoot better than I'm capable of.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:26 PM (DNH+H)

151 40mm? Was it a Bofors L60 or L70?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:26 PM (nZNJN)

152
As a little kid, I had a crusty old iron ball the size a small orange. Supposedly a "cannon ball". Not so. Almost certainly a mill ball, as used in a ball mill for grinding ore at a mine. They are manufactured in the millions, and wear out in use. Often thousands to be found at old mill sites.

They use ball mills to grind coal into powder in coal fired power plants.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 01:27 PM (IqV8l)

153 How do I know? I am one of five people at my Wal-Mart who can sell rifles and shotguns.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:25 PM (nZNJN)


Hey Girl

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:27 PM (Bh6pi)

154 Mark Andrew Edwards, San Diego tempts you mostly for which reasons? Just curious.


The anti-gun ignorance/bigotry grows steadily, but if - if - there is *some* restoration of rule of law, and the constitution, in coming years, there will be a defensible barrier around most of the shooting sports in CA.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:28 PM (uyrlv)

155 "Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians."

Trump ENACTED US policy that had been in place for decades and ignored, you useless schmucks.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 12:34 PM (y87Qq)


========

The usual policy of government is to pay lip service while stonewalling and kicking the can down the road. PDT reversed that policy. I wish he had the support to do that more fully.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2017 01:29 PM (/qEW2)

156 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (xJa6I)

Is that the Thunderbolt .22 stuff? I've had some hilariously awful experiences with it. Like $10 for 450 rounds but maybe 1/3 of them will fire and none will cycle. Then, two months later, they go on sale again and I buy another box because I make bad decisions and do not learn from my mistakes.

The Ruger MkII Government Target always fired and cycled the CCI in the little plastic tray with the sliding top without complaint. YMMV.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:29 PM (y87Qq)

157 131 I've stocked up on things I don't reload, like you. Even for calibers for which I don't (yet) own a platform - 45 Colt, .223. Even have the dies for .223. (a sure sign of advanced disease in these matters)

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (uyrlv)


Good to hear that I'm not the only one who does that!

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 01:30 PM (DNH+H)

158 Aside from just practicing more - which I worry might just reinforce bad form - does anyone have some advice on this?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (y87Qq)

Quit being a pussy.

I keed, I keed! Forget the dry fire. When you go to the range, be fully mindful of your grip and the dynamic tension you should be placing on the gun. You should have a firm push-pull with your right and left hands and the base of your palms should be pressing inward. Don't worry so much about the death grip, you can always back off of it. If you're gripping so hard you're shaking, that's too much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

159 Hah! Why would I waste my time trying to get an army surplus 1911 when I can go one of Obama's neighborhoods and trade a book for a Glock?

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 01:30 PM (A1FgP)

160 "For real fun, been plinking away with the long barrel .22 Heritage "cowboy" revolver. Looks good, what with lots of blueing and wooden grips, and is an absolute hoot. Even more so w/22 mag...

Puts a smile on my face every time I fire it."

anon y mous, +1. I have a great time with mine. Read the reviews on Cabelas and elsewhere. The word most used is probably 'fun'. Same with the videos on YT.

For those interested, Cabelas sometimes has them on sale that can bring the price down below 120 bucks. Worth keeping track of.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 01:30 PM (V+03K)

161 The Ruger MkII Government Target always fired and cycled the CCI in the little plastic tray with the sliding top without complaint. YMMV.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:29 PM (y87Qq)

I've always had the best results with CCI .22.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:31 PM (NWiLs)

162 The push pull grip a marine taught me really helped my accuracy with the semi auto

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:31 PM (Bh6pi)

163 It was a full auto I believe. Everyone who allowed
that to happen was a fucking idiot. It's sad the instructor died but
giving a nine year old girl a fully automatic Uzi then standing with his
head almost next to the barrel was dumb dumb dumb.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:24 PM (NWiLs)

That happened at a "shoot a machine gun here" shooting range in Arizona, on Hwy. 93 north of Kingman, IIRC. I don't know why they don't, or didn't have dog-leash chains on the barrels of the weapons so that muzzle climb couldn't bring the point of aim back into the enclosure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:32 PM (oPNmq)

164 Pistol range on Friday and I observed something interesting. The double-stack pistols with the fat grips have changed the way people shoot now. EVERYONE seems to use a two-handed grip, even on handguns not meant to be so held.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (fA1SL)

165 Meremortal, thanks!


Spun and Murky, damn. A 1903 is the one gap in my holdings I'd like to fill, and they got pricey just a few years back (J and G had some recently for under $800, but that's the lowest I've seen in a while).


Iowa Bob, yes, the M-1 hard-core collecting thing seems to center on "correct" parts matching. Totally irrelevant to shooting, of course, in a rifle designed to be mass produced with inter-changeable parts. Whatever. For the low price CMP sells their M-1s, and the nice price they will still command (non-collector grade included) whenever I get tired of shooting them, they'll have been a tremendous value and bargain.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (uyrlv)

166 I have no use for .45
I have many thousands of rounds of 9mm which are better round to begin with.


*runs*

Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (r9UYA)

167 144 Any advice for treating a bucking/flinching/limp-wristing habit? I shoot low and left (right handed) and sometimes FTE. I think the FTEs are from too loose a grip, trying not to death-grip the pistol but ending up holding it too lightly. Then, since it snaps harder with a weak grip, I buck the recoil when squeezing the trigger, which leads to the low-left aim point.

The traditional recommendation is to do a lot of dry fire practice, and to have someone load a few snap caps per magazine so you can see if you jerk the gun when it doesn't fire. But I KNOW I'm jerking, it's not a mystery. And the dry fire doesn't seem to help either; I don't jerk the gun when there's no gun food in it because I know it's not going to go bang and flip around in my hand.

Aside from just practicing more - which I worry might just reinforce bad form - does anyone have some advice on this?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:23 PM (y87Qq)

I have a flinch that I have a damn hard time shaking despite decades of shooting. Drives me nuts.

Best thing that's worked for me is to do a mag dump as my first shots. Just fire as fast as I can at the target. Remind myself that the noise and blast won't 'hurt' me. Then, most of the time, I can settle down and try to focus.

Second thing is to shoot more Jeff Cooper style, with my right arm straight and stiff. I seem to do ok with that, though it can be a bit fatiguing for a long shooting session.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (xJa6I)

168 That happened at a "shoot a machine gun here" shooting range in Arizona, on Hwy. 93 north of Kingman, IIRC. I don't know why they don't, or didn't have dog-leash chains on the barrels of the weapons so that muzzle climb couldn't bring the point of aim back into the enclosure.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 17, 2017 01:32 PM (oPNmq)

Leashed or not I wouldn't give a 9-year-old girl a submachinegun gun to fire.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:35 PM (NWiLs)

169 9mm Luger or 9mm kurz?

Better specify when starting the 9mm vs .45ACP flame war.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:35 PM (nZNJN)

170 If the CMP 1911s aren't affordable I am going to pass on buying a rattley old tech pistol of no historical provenience.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 01:35 PM (WbIyz)

171 164 Pistol range on Friday and I observed something interesting. The double-stack pistols with the fat grips have changed the way people shoot now. EVERYONE seems to use a two-handed grip, even on handguns not meant to be so held.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (fA1SL

What gun isn't meant to be used with a two-handed grip? Matchlock pistol?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

172 Good day morons, off to chores

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 01:36 PM (Bh6pi)

173 169 9mm Luger or 9mm kurz?

Better specify when starting the 9mm vs .45ACP flame war.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:35 PM (nZNJN)

Si vis pacem, parabellum.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

174 >>>> 131 I've stocked up on things I don't reload, like you. Even for
calibers for which I don't (yet) own a platform - 45 Colt, .223. Even
have the dies for .223. (a sure sign of advanced disease in these
matters)



Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:20 PM (uyrlv)



Good to hear that I'm not the only one who does that!
.
.
.I have almost 1,000 rounds of 22 magnum and not a single gun that shoots that caliber. Maybe one day.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:37 PM (+Dllb)

175 Exactly, the "here little lady, shoot this" videos are sadistic.



Don't tell me those guys didn't expect a reaction, and when it
smashes into their faces, maybe they didn't expect it to be THAT bad,
but they knew it was going to be something. Or else they wouldn't be
filming. And they wouldn't be allowing such bad form to be used.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2017 12:44 PM (Pz4pT)



Now, a lady who knows exactly what she is doing is kind of hawt, even it that bolero

https://youtu.be/_ovHGvT4f9k


Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 01:38 PM (2K6fY)

176 Mark Andrew Edwars @ 113 -
I own several .22LR semi-auto pistols, including the Ruger Mk III 22/45 and the S-and-W Victory. I don't have a problem with the Victory's ergonomics. It is orders of magnitude easier to break down and re-assemble.

Ruger has supposedly fixed this issue with the Mark IV.

Anyway, I spent a day running various brands of ammo thru them. The most reliable were CCI MMini-Mag, Winchester Super, and Remington Golden. YMMV.

I hope this has helped.

Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 01:38 PM (hXu8T)

177 The CMP isn't out of Garands. What they are out of is Garands that are ready to go, since they sell faster than the armorers can inspect and prep them from the huge piles of them out back. in the warehouse.

Is that pile as big as it was a few years ago? No. Plenty of enterprising souls order their eight a year and flip six of them to those folks who don't want to jump through the hoops and wait. But there are the ones coming back in from the Philippines, a Trump Administration will hopefully open the door to the Korea guns, whether they go to CMP or a civilian importer, and there is a rumor of 55,000 of them still in the crates in a friendly Middle Eastern nation. CMP has been getting by on ex-military aid return guns for years. Danish, Norwegian, Italian, Turkish... hell, with the thaw in Vietnam relations, God knows what's laying around there.

As for the 1911s, these will be the first GI 1911A1s released for sale since the never to be sufficiently damned for his many sins Lyndon Johnson slammed the door on the old DCM selling them in 1968. Well, not counting the 900 or so the Marines returned to Colt off the M45 contract, or the handful of STIs that 1st SFOD-Delta returned to STI and they resold. Still. These are rare birds with a few wars under their belt, and even though the depot process might have scrambled any original guns, the UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking still draws a crowd.


Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at December 17, 2017 01:38 PM (2kD+f)

178 hogmartin, low/left is the standard right-handed shooter's error with semi-autos. I've got it too.


Imsomniac's advice is sound. And look up "diagnostic target" online. If you haven't seen them, they are bullseye targets annotated with the most common cause of error, with the reason written in the slice of the "pie" where the errant shots go. Too much finger on trigger is I think identified as a cause for shooting left of aim-point, for example.


Anyway, get/print out one of those targets, shoot it, and see what it says. And dry firing - using the correct tension grip, as Insomniac says - is probably still worth doing (says someone who rarely dry-fires ......).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:39 PM (uyrlv)

179 156 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:14 PM (xJa6I)

Is that the Thunderbolt .22 stuff? I've had some hilariously awful experiences with it. Like $10 for 450 rounds but maybe 1/3 of them will fire and none will cycle. Then, two months later, they go on sale again and I buy another box because I make bad decisions and do not learn from my mistakes.

The Ruger MkII Government Target always fired and cycled the CCI in the little plastic tray with the sliding top without complaint. YMMV.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:29 PM (y87Qq)

I may have to go to gunbroker to find a MK II, other morons have suggested it to me, too. My MK IV won't group worth a shit...my Glocks outshoot it.

Nah, these aren't thunderbolts, just the generic Remington 'Bucket of Bullets'. Like $100 for 1600 rounds in a white tub.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:39 PM (xJa6I)

180 168. Obligatory 'weapons for children' recommendations:

https://tinyurl.com/y8zocat2

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:39 PM (fA1SL)

181 118
Iowa Bob, yes, rarity is the reason Winchesters/IHCs are more
"collectible". And some indescribable value connected to the Winchester
name, and the IHCs because "tractor gun", and, I think, the last run of
M-1s made.





Like you, I'm mostly a shooter. Have managed, somewhat by chance,
to have a sort of hybrid "collectible shooter's" group of guns, both
long and handgun. So most people say "you shoot that! put it away!"
for some things. But if I were a classic car buff I'd be the kind that
drives my cars all the time. Like to use these cool little toys.





Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:16 PM (uyrlv)

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I wish more collectors were like you. Those ultra rare guns you see Ian examine at RIA and JJA DESERVE to be shot, if only once or twice a year.

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 01:40 PM (o3+fQ)

182 If the buyer has a valid firearms permit then that permit number plus expiration date can be entered on one page of the Form 4473 and the NICS is bypassed.


In most, but not all, states.

http://bit.ly/2CrnPs5

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 01:41 PM (WbIyz)

183 Now, a lady who knows exactly what she is doing is kind of hawt, even it that bolero

https://youtu.be/_ovHGvT4f9k


Does she eat the tanks she kills with that thing?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 17, 2017 01:41 PM (IcT7t)

184 176 Mark Andrew Edwars @ 113 -
I own several .22LR semi-auto pistols, including the Ruger Mk III 22/45 and the S-and-W Victory. I don't have a problem with the Victory's ergonomics. It is orders of magnitude easier to break down and re-assemble.

Ruger has supposedly fixed this issue with the Mark IV.

Anyway, I spent a day running various brands of ammo thru them. The most reliable were CCI MMini-Mag, Winchester Super, and Remington Golden. YMMV.

I hope this has helped.
Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 01:38 PM (hXu8T)

Thanks man.

Yeah, I"m buying a bunch of CCI target ammo now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

185 Imsomniac's advice is sound. And look up "diagnostic target" online. If you haven't seen them, they are bullseye targets annotated with the most common cause of error, with the reason written in the slice of the "pie" where the errant shots go. Too much finger on trigger is I think identified as a cause for shooting left of aim-point, for example.


Also known as the "Shooter's Wheel of Misery." It's a very useful tool.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:42 PM (NWiLs)

186 Goid to see my WorkBan is still in place.

Damn shame - nice little The Gunslinger reference lost.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 17, 2017 01:43 PM (JpIFY)

187 Local firearm licensing is used to prove that only government can solve problems. Case 1: Say you are an abused woman that is lucky enough to get a restraining order. And lucky enough that the police get to you before your ex kills you. TADA, big government worked. Case 2: To all the other women that died because they waited on a cop to finish his donut and coffee, acceptable collateral damage to prove cops work in Case 1.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 01:43 PM (BtQd4)

188 Nah, these aren't thunderbolts, just the generic Remington 'Bucket of Bullets'. Like $100 for 1600 rounds in a white tub.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Outrageous highway robbery.
I still have boxes of 550 rounds from WM for $9.88.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:43 PM (CeVa5)

189 How about Capitalized Punishment for those convicted of gun or ammo theft?

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 17, 2017 01:44 PM (RuIsu)

190 Col. Kurtz adds good info on CMP. But I think the only Garands relevant in that discussion are US govt-owned ones still located overseas (lent to allied govts. over the years) - those are the only ones CMP gets from DOD and then sells.


To each their own, but I also have little interest in the CMP 1911s to come. Love my 1911, plan to get one or two more some time, but the CMP pistols hold no particular appeal for me.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:44 PM (uyrlv)

191 .
.I have almost 1,000 rounds of 22 magnum and not a single gun that shoots that caliber. Maybe one day.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

CZ makes a nice 22mag

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2017 01:44 PM (AJWHw)

192 171. Most of the older military sidearms, if you review the training materials. Given the intended and most common distances for combat shooting with them, there's neither time nor need for that. And the narrow grips on most of them preclude it, in any case. For myself, two-handed grip when the weapon is fat, but otherwise, one hand.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:44 PM (fA1SL)

193 4) A new form 2A with notary.

We can just write a new 2nd amendment? I never knew that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 01:45 PM (8gDQu)

194 The Remington 550 round brick of .22LR is up around $27.

The 1400 round bucket of .22LR, when it shows up, is about $77.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:45 PM (nZNJN)

195 171 164 Pistol range on Friday and I observed something interesting. The double-stack pistols with the fat grips have changed the way people shoot now. EVERYONE seems to use a two-handed grip, even on handguns not meant to be so held.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:34 PM (fA1SL

What gun isn't meant to be used with a two-handed grip? Matchlock pistol?
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

Most revolvers, I guess.

It's one reason I don't really enjoy shooting revolvers, except my S&W Model 10. And my Vaquero.

I'm so used to two-handed grips, most revolvers feel strange and uncomfortable.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:45 PM (xJa6I)

196 Oh wait, Winchester sells a 550 round brick. Remington a 500 round brick. Also started to see a 525 round Federal brick of .22LR.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:46 PM (nZNJN)

197 194 The Remington 550 round brick of .22LR is up around $27.

The 1400 round bucket of .22LR, when it shows up, is about $77.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:45 PM (nZNJN)

Ah, I over paid then. The bucket has the price tag on the lid still. Ah well, could be worse.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:46 PM (xJa6I)

198 Insomniac @ 171 - The original manual of arms for the 1911 was a one handed grip. You can probably find a WWII training film at the Tube of You.

Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 01:47 PM (hXu8T)

199
What other special version names are ironic, sardonic, or lacedemonian?
"Bunt Line"?


The "buntline" is named after Ned Buntline, a marksman of the later 19th century.

Both the "officers'" model 1911 and the "tanker" Garand are civilian mods, I believe. Maybe the M1 variant was an experimental model that never saw service, I can't recall.

Can't say what the deal with the Lugers was, but the long-barreled variants might very well have been issued in lieu of longarms for a service that rarely needed to fire a shoulder weapon and needed something that wouldn't get in the way. A long-barreled pistol might have been an attempt to make a weapon that had the portability of a pistol but, particularly when combined with the wooden holster that doubled as a take-down shoulder stock, had the range of a carbine. Seems a little pricy for issue to rear-echelon unit, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 01:48 PM (bZ7mE)

200

Count me among the lucky ones who must renew.

I will not mention my displeasure with this, nor any of the other little treats Gunner has dropped on us.

Doing do would result in permanent banning, such is the depth of disgust.

I DO enjoy posting here.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 17, 2017 01:49 PM (S/hVx)

201 Better specify when starting the 9mm vs .45ACP flame war.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:35 PM (nZNJN)


9 x 23 Largo/Steyr/Bergmann [/grumble]

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 01:49 PM (2K6fY)

202 *re-post*
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Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 01:49 PM (Ckg4U)

203 maybe over paid again. Just paid $90 + shipping for 1k of .22 CCI target ammo.

Ah well again. At least they have it for sale. I remember the drought last few years quite vividly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 01:50 PM (xJa6I)

204 What gun isn't meant to be used with a two-handed grip? Matchlock pistol?

Every pistol made before the 1970s, I think. Two-handed shooting of the "one-hand gun" is something very new, firearms-wise.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 01:51 PM (bZ7mE)

205 ..."I DO enjoy posting here."
-Posted by: irongrampa at December 17, 2017 01:49 PM (S/hVx)

And I enjoy your posts.

-Thank You.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 01:51 PM (Ckg4U)

206 138


I have my Dad's surplus 1911 that he bought through the NRA in the
early 60s. He paid $14.00 for it and $11.00 for the 03-A3. I have that
one, too.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 01:22 PM (4DCSq)


You used to could get a Sporterized 03-A3 from Sears in the early 60s for $70. My uncle bought one. Both me and my little brother have asked him what he did with it. he doesn't remember but he doesn't have it any more.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 17, 2017 01:51 PM (mpXpK)

207 Si vis pacem, parabellum.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:36 PM (NWiLs)


Nah, see the Radom p.35 Vis was designed for 9mm Parabellum

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 01:51 PM (2K6fY)

208 We can just write a new 2nd amendment? I never knew that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 01:45 PM (8gDQu)

I like that idea.

Here's mine: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed by any government entity, nor shall it be restricted by private persons, being that the inalienable right to defense supersedes all other rights.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (wYseH)

209 I would be tempted by the CMP 1911s but have 45acp in other guns. And frankly, I get the best accuracy with the round in the 45acp cylinder that came with my old Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (V+03K)

210 maybe over paid again. Just paid $90 + shipping for 1k of .22 CCI target ammo.

Ah well again. At least they have it for sale. I remember the drought last few years quite vividly.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



Exactly. Stock up with as much as you can.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (CeVa5)

211 Thanks for the advice, guys. Yes, I did check out the quadrant target - I'm at 6:30 to 8:00 which is spot-on for jerking the trigger and squeezing the grip, consistent with the other bad habits I've noticed.

I'll look up the push-pull grip and give it a try. The RSO during my last range trip gave me two tips:

- steady the front of the trigger guard with the left trigger finger
- stack the thumbs on the left side of the gun, pointed at the target, below the slide, instead of crossing them

I couldn't tell if they helped any, and they felt unnatural, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If my current technique is flawed, then getting used to a different one should FEEL different. I'll keep those up and see how it works out.

(It's a double-stack H and K VP9 tactical, Uncle Palp, two hands are allowed on this one)

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (y87Qq)

212 198 Insomniac @ 171 - The original manual of arms for the 1911 was a one handed grip. You can probably find a WWII training film at the Tube of You.
Posted by: Butch at December 17, 2017 01:47 PM (hXu8T)

Once upon a time but modern pistol doctrine is primary training with a two-hand grip.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (NWiLs)

213 207. So, too, was the CZ52 - they had to re-jigger it to fire the 7.62 Tok. There were/are barrel kits to allow the use of 9mm Luger in the thing

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:53 PM (fA1SL)

214 Insomniac, love that - "shooter's wheel of misery"!


Indeed.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 01:54 PM (uyrlv)

215 I practice using 1 and 2 hands with my revolver, same as with my 1911

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 01:54 PM (aC6Sd)

216 212 Once upon a time but modern pistol doctrine is primary training with a two-hand grip.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 01:52 PM (NWiLs)

I think most people use the Weaver grip now. I do.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 17, 2017 01:55 PM (mpXpK)

217
I have almost 1,000 rounds of 22 magnum and not a single gun that shoots that caliber. Maybe one day.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:37 PM


Savage makes a pretty nice, reasonably priced .22 WMR bolt gun. It has a good trigger and, with a decent scope, is very accurate...and fun.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 01:55 PM (4DCSq)

218 There is no law against online ammo sales to MA. You just need to hold a state FID or LTC. The 'ban' was based on illegal threats by AGs to retailers. Targetsports just called bully AG Healey's bluff and told her pound sand. They will ship to MA license holders and are ready to battle in court to continue to do so.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 17, 2017 01:55 PM (5Kf7w)

219 Both the "officers'" model 1911 and the "tanker" Garand are civilian mods, I believe.
Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 01:48 PM (bZ7mE)


I don't know about the Officer's 1911 but concur on the "tanker" Garand. I don't think they existed outside Shotgun News in the 1980s. I have a few books on the M1 development and deployment and none of them mention a short version.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2017 01:57 PM (y87Qq)

220 177
The CMP isn't out of Garands. What they are out of is Garands that are
ready to go, since they sell faster than the armorers can inspect and
prep them from the huge piles of them out back. in the warehouse.

Is
that pile as big as it was a few years ago? No. Plenty of enterprising
souls order their eight a year and flip six of them to those folks who
don't want to jump through the hoops and wait. But there are the ones
coming back in from the Philippines, a Trump Administration will
hopefully open the door to the Korea guns, whether they go to CMP or a
civilian importer, and there is a rumor of 55,000 of them still in the
crates in a friendly Middle Eastern nation. CMP has been getting by on
ex-military aid return guns for years. Danish, Norwegian, Italian,
Turkish... hell, with the thaw in Vietnam relations, God knows what's
laying around there.

As for the 1911s, these will be the first
GI 1911A1s released for sale since the never to be sufficiently damned
for his many sins Lyndon Johnson slammed the door on the old DCM selling
them in 1968. Well, not counting the 900 or so the Marines returned to
Colt off the M45 contract, or the handful of STIs that 1st SFOD-Delta
returned to STI and they resold. Still. These are rare birds with a few
wars under their belt, and even though the depot process might have
scrambled any original guns, the UNITED STATES PROPERTY marking still
draws a crowd.




Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at December 17, 2017 01:38 PM (2kD+f)

=================I'd bet the Vietnamese have more than a few M3 grease guns and M1 Carbines in storage. That was what the local Militias we trained were equipped with.

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 01:58 PM (o3+fQ)

221 Also started to see a 525 round Federal brick of .22LR.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 17, 2017 01:46 PM (nZNJN)


Those are appearing back in Walmarts, again. They were gone for YEARS. But you still have to be fast to get them. They come in and disappear faster than a MUMR comment. I think the last I saw the Federal 525 box was around $18 or something like that.

But they tend to have the other 22s in stock pretty regularly. They are all more, though and tend to run about 5 or 6 cents/round, which is still a bit pricey.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 01:58 PM (8gDQu)

222 Legal Insurrection- 2mil 'Dreamers' are going to cost taxpayers 25.9 Billion and will bring in a additional 80,000 immigrants with them ($12,950) CBO report

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 01:58 PM (aC6Sd)

223 "Russia is busy developing new invisible garments"

Section 9 has their order in already.

Posted by: geoffb at December 17, 2017 01:58 PM (zOpu5)

224 213
207. So, too, was the CZ52 - they had to re-jigger it to fire the 7.62
Tok. There were/are barrel kits to allow the use of 9mm Luger in the
thing

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 01:53 PM (fA1SL)
==============
The Soviets did the same thing when they cloned the Suomi's drum for the PPSh. It didn't really work all that well. The mags weren't really interchangable.

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 02:00 PM (o3+fQ)

225 not a single gun that shoots that caliber"

Try one of the Heritage revolvers. If you can't have fun with one, well...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:00 PM (MINbv)

226 I'm quite confident that no officer in the United States military has ever been issued an "officers' model" 1911. The shorty 1911 was developed a CCW civilian weapon and given the name as a marketing gimmick, I think, possibly because of a hazy cultural memory of officers' fusils (smaller, lighter muskets) and similar scaled down weapons from back in the old days.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:01 PM (bZ7mE)

227 President Trump needs to do an EO that states if you have to make a federal income tax payment on April 15, 2018, you get a free 1911 from the CMP for contributing to the moochers and looters in our country.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 02:02 PM (EoRCO)

228 Already covered by others - two-handed grip is somewhat "new", and certainly post-dates the design of many classic handguns, including the 1911.


Someone here might know exactly when it changed - one could use military manuals as the proxy for dating the change - but it was post-WWII.


So unlike my Ruger Single Six convertible, with the 22LR and 22Mag cylinders, there is no "penalty" in terms of bore size/fit with the convertible Blackhawks in 357/38 and 45LC/45ACP, right? Because the bore diameters for those pairs, unlike 22LR/22 Mag, are identical?


I forget which 22 has a slightly larger diameter, but the other caliber suffers in accuracy as a result when fired through that bore, I think. Edumucation welcomed here.


Though it's irrelevant to me - I don't hunt with the Single Six, won't with a Blackhawk if I get one, and am infamously content with "practical" accuracy in my shooting.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:03 PM (uyrlv)

229 this may have been covered in part up thread, but lemme cover a few points.

on line ammo sales to #Failifornia: the CRPA is taking applications from volunteers to be plaintiffs in a suit challenging the new law. i know someone who has submitted theirs. i would volunteer myself, but there's no sense giving the fascists a stereotype plaintiff.

CMP 1911 prices, from a CMP e-mail sent on the 12th:
Concerning sale price of the 1911s:CMP
has been selling M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, 1903s, .22s, etc. for 21+
years and we have never taken advantage of anyone. CMP is not going to
start price gouging people now with the 1911s. The 1911s will be priced
at fair market value just like our M1 Garands. The CMP's enabling
legislation directs sales of items at fair market value.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:03 PM (TxQUe)

230 .22 prices are pretty much back to pre Obama levels in south Texas - I'm guessing that's due to low price pressure from SOTB...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:04 PM (MINbv)

231 I have almost 1,000 rounds of 22 magnum and not a single gun that shoots that caliber. Maybe one day.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 17, 2017 01:37 PM (+Dllb)


Buy yourself a Kel-Tec PMR-30 ... and few thousand more rounds.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of 22 Mag. I like the round but not the price.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 02:04 PM (8gDQu)

232 The CMP will be pretty proud of those pistols when the price tags go on them.
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$1000 - $1500 is my guess, but we'll see.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:04 PM (5OO3x)

233 I bought a garand from the CMP a few years a go and used my C&R. I would go through the paper chase for a 1911 if the price was right. I'm hearing 1000 dollars which is ridiculous considering you can buy a brand new Rock Island for 300 and some bucks.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at December 17, 2017 02:06 PM (cCxiu)

234 221 Those are appearing back in Walmarts, again. They were gone for YEARS. But you still have to be fast to get them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 01:58 PM (8gDQu)


I don't see a lot of .22 in the local Walmarts, and never the larger boxes. I've had better luck at a couple of sporting goods stores lately, for price and availability.
Also, last week a local farm/ranch store had Winchester Wildcat .22 on sale for 100 rounds (2 boxes) for $5. I bought some, should have cleaned them out at that price.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 02:07 PM (DNH+H)

235 231. I've got one of those - they're hard Yo find, if memory serves. It is a fun little thing - and I suppose it could even be useful in the run-up to Thermos Codpiece times.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:08 PM (fA1SL)

236 The problem with the $500 and below 1911 clones is that they universally use MIM instead of forgings for the smaller parts, and some folks aren't too thrilled with that.

I have a long-term goal of replacing the MIM parts on my Springfield GI with forged, but it isn't a priority right now.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:09 PM (bZ7mE)

237 BlueFalcon, that's interesting about TargetSports USA taking on the idiots in MA. Outstanding. Obviously a tiny example of what we need much, much, much more of in the US. Companies that recognize principle and profit often lie in exactly the same direction.


Of course what I'd love to see is a case that correctly strikes down all the ammo laws everywhere as an unreasonable burdening of a right - esp. in light of the comprehensive and also generally useless, but burdensome, background check system.


I know there are somewhat similar cases and good outcomes in collateral matters like availability of shooting ranges and unreasonable restrictions thereof - burdening of a right via limits on associated activities - but have no idea whether that principle might be applied to ammo laws. As it should.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:09 PM (uyrlv)

238 President Trump needs to do an EO that states if you have to make a federal income tax payment on April 15, 2018, you get a free 1911 from the CMP for contributing to the moochers and looters in our country.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy
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A net real payment, i.e., no 'refunded' credits. In fact, I might consider that the net payment has to be in excess of the 'fair market value'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:09 PM (w1zJX)

239 Every pistol made before the 1970s, I think. Two-handed shooting of the "one-hand gun" is something very new, firearms-wise.
Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 01:51 PM (bZ7mE)


The 1911 was designed as a cavalry arm, and was to be used while riding. One of the specifications on the cartridge was that it had to be able to break horse bones and pierce the horse's skull -- as well as do the nasty on people.
Most pistols prior to that were also considered cavalry arms of some sort since officers got them, and officers rode horses. 'Cept maybe the artillery.

Even then, there was a feeling that a pistol was a secondary weapon to the sabre.

The two handed shooting is a modern thing for stability. Starting in the 30's or so there was a lot of interest in snap shooting and combat shooting that tried a number of stances and grips to bring up and stabilize a pistol for that. The old portrayals of the FBI for example showed those exaggerated triangular and hunched over stances, and the whole Fairbairn Shoot to Live are based around that.

Two handed with a revolver can be a problem since the gap between the cylinder and barrel can vent gas and shavings hot and hard enough in a magnum pistol to nearly sever your thumb, and if you have a meaty hand the hammer and slide will bite the web of your thumb even if you don't choke up on it with your other hand or pop your off thumb up high enough to get in the travel of the slide.

I learned what we called "cup and saucer" for that reason, the pistol in one hand and that fist cradled in the palm of your off hand. It gives stability, flexibility if you have to switch sides, and does not hamper you if you wind up in a situation where you have to use one hand.

. . . you know, where you have to carry a machete in your off hand, or you are busy wielding a whip or something

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:10 PM (2K6fY)

240 Mildly related (weaponry):

Today is the birthday of Big Kim, Little Kim's father. There has been digging activity at NK's test site, and Kim likes to commemorate daddy.

Kim might fire off another test today. There are concerns about radiation release as prior tests have weakened the mountain test site, causing a cave-in just after the last test.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:11 PM (3myMJ)

241 Joseph Stalin is looking out for the health and welfare of New York residents.
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The more I read about Stalin, especially his own statements, the more I realize that the guy was mostly a blundering thug.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:12 PM (w1zJX)

242 red, as I noted way above, CMP has been leaving substantial amounts of money on the table - defined as selling well below what the going market price is in most places for their M-1s the minute they are delivered - for many years.


Have no idea, but can't imagine CMP charging anything like $1K for 1911s. Their service grade M-1s are, today, $735 delivered. Try finding an M-1 in comparable condition for close to that price, in CA, for example.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:13 PM (uyrlv)

243 >>>if you have to make a federal income tax payment on April 15, 2018, you get a free 1911 from the CMP<<<

I usually get a refund. Can I be paid in crated firearms and ammo from a pick list?

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 02:13 PM (A1FgP)

244 You can use a two-handed grip on a revolver, but your thumbs will be tucked down unlike the way you'd grip a semi-auto.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:14 PM (NWiLs)

245 I've got one of those - they're hard Yo find, if memory serves.

For the first few years after they came out they were impossible to find, and when you did find them they were going for a few hundred dollars premium over retail. Kel-Tec could have sold a shitload of them but, for some reason, they like coming out with cool guns and then not supplying anyone with them.

It is a fun little thing - and I suppose it could even be useful in the run-up to Thermos Codpiece times.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:08 PM (fA1SL)


Any pistol with a 30 round mag is awesome. I'm still waiting for someone to come out with a 22 LR pistol with a 40 round mag - which shouldn't be too tough. But ... I think they're scared of the BATF. There's something about 22s that the manufacturers don't want to even try to have mags with capacities greater than 10, which has always been very odd (and it isn't about the rims).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 17, 2017 02:14 PM (8gDQu)

246 I'm seriously looking at a Ruger 10/22 take down. Any one have one? Do you like it?


Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 02:14 PM (r9UYA)

247 That "Bucket of Bullets" is the round labeled as "Golden Bullet."
Thunderbolts may be nothing to write home about, but them golden bullets are the worst thing I've ever fired, and that's saying a lot...of bad things.

HOWEVER. If you use them only in a revolver or a bolt action, where adequate and uniform rebound pressure is not an issue, they do almost all go off. Don't use them for a damn thing else.

Those CCI's in a plastic sliding-top box, especially the "Standard Velocity," are premium grade everyday shooters. Never seen them squib, fail to cycle, or not go off. And the SV's are uniform enough to be practice ammo for precision.

Ancient dogma vs modern practice and all that, except for shoot-em-ups you can, if you practice that way, shoot as accurately with the isosceles stance as with the Cooper squat. Added advantage, in any hall of Mall Ninjas, when you stand sideways and draw down coolly with one arm, all other activity will stop as the jagoffs jack their jaws up off the range floor.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 17, 2017 02:15 PM (H5rtT)

248 interesting article on MIM, since i had to look that term up:

http://www.gunnuts.net/2013/03/18/the-truth-about-mim/

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:15 PM (TxQUe)

249 Paranoid bumbling thug, he went to pieces when Barbarossa hit, secluded himself for a week

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 02:15 PM (aC6Sd)

250 Hogmartin, you didn't mention what pistol you're having trouble with. I know that since the onset of my Muscular Dystrophy (over the last seven years or so, and I'm 59) my once-vicelike grip after almost 40 years of carpentry is no longer close to what it was. As a result, the trigger pull on my .45 (a bastard gun, 3.5" Colt officer's barrel in a Daly slide on a full-size Norinco frame) had become too difficult to pull smoothly, so I couldn't use the pad at the tip of my index finger and instead put the trigger in the crook at the base of the pad. This allowed me to jerk on the trigger, predictably giving me the same results as you.

Since a buddy offered to apply a ceramic bake-on finish to my .45 at no charge, I took the opportunity to polish up all the internals, esp the trigger bows and the channels they ride in, the sear spring and disconnector where they meet, and adjusted the sear spring to lower the effort to pull the trigger. Preliminary test fire was much better. You may wish to have a gunsmith give your piece a once-over, to adjust the trigger pull to a more reasonable weight. Exercise can surely help, too; I use a ".45" BB pistol, empty, and just pull the trigger against the spring for a 4-count, over and over. Can't hurt, might help. Lastly, wear foam earplugs inside your earmuffs, and shooting/safety glasses. Even though I've shot thousands of rounds, I sometimes catch myself flinching at the blast, unconsciously, even when I know it's coming and know it won't hurt me. YMMV, but it's something to consider.

Posted by: Cowboyneal - the other Jewish carpenter at December 17, 2017 02:16 PM (k2KmM)

251 Except for 9mm, I really prefer revolvers to semi-auto for center fire handguns. Another reason I won't bother with the CMP 1911s. Besides shooting revolvers better, they let me play with all levels of reloads.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 02:17 PM (V+03K)

252 Grey Fox, why would I care - for actual, practical reasons - that I have MIM parts vs. forged? I thought they were similar in most cases, or in fact MIM standards were higher, as to actual quality and durability, sometimes even fit.


Again, for most parts, not all. Been a while, but I read some very interesting, extended taffy-yanks over at The High Road, on the revolver forum, between pro- and anti-MIM schools of thought, and recall that in many cases MIM parts were shown to be equal or superior, if considering price for quality.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:17 PM (uyrlv)

253 Hypothetical question for those who know the rules:

You find a weapon, while hiking in the countryside, let's say in a National Forest. It's been there a while but isn't ruined. The serial number has been filed off.

Proper procedure under the law is?

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:18 PM (3myMJ)

254 241
Joseph Stalin is looking out for the health and welfare of New York residents.

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The more I read about Stalin, especially his own statements, the more I realize that the guy was mostly a blundering thug.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:12 PM (w1zJX)

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Pretty much. He got his start as a bank robber for crying out loud! His genius was in leveraging the hidden power of some of the ho hum bureaucratic posts in the Bolshevik party and playing factions off each other. That and the fact that Trotsky was a nut and Lenin was an invalid in the 20s allow him to maneuver himself into a position of supremacy. Have you read "The Court of the Red Czar"?

Posted by: Jackal at December 17, 2017 02:19 PM (o3+fQ)

255 Pistol shooting - I learned from my grandfather, who taught me what appears now to be an unorthodox method.

Mag in well, no round in chamber. As you unholster, chamber a round, left hand falls down as you crouch and bring the weapon up on target.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:19 PM (fA1SL)

256
Tom Gresham's Gun Talk radio show is on.

If it's not on your local talk radio station, you can go to the website, guntalk.com and find a streaming station...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at December 17, 2017 02:19 PM (4DCSq)

257 >>You find a weapon, while hiking in the countryside, let's say in a National Forest. It's been there a while but isn't ruined. The serial number has been filed off.


you wipe any of your fingerprints from the weapon, put it back where you found it and, continue on.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 02:20 PM (r9UYA)

258 The 1911 was designed as a cavalry arm, and was to be used while riding. One of the specifications on the cartridge was that it had to be able to break horse bones and pierce the horse's skull -- as well as do the nasty on people.
Most pistols prior to that were also considered cavalry arms of some sort since officers got them, and officers rode horses. 'Cept maybe the artillery.


The cavalry manual for the 1911 is online, as a matter of fact.

Pistols historically have been either cavalry arms, dueling pistols, or pocket pistols, albeit some of those pocket pistols could be pretty large (and I suspect were actually carried under the belt). Most pistol shooting was done under conditions that precluded or at least discouraged using both hands - either you had something in your other hand, you were in a formal duel with a code that assumed a single hand, or you were at bad-breath range.

Belt holsters are largely an invention of the mid-19th century, I think, and were popularized when Colt introduced the 1851 Navy revolver. It is a nice size and weight to carry on one's person, but far too large to carry in a coat pocket.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:21 PM (bZ7mE)

259 246 ... "I'm seriously looking at a Ruger 10/22 take down. Any one have one? Do you like it?"

Under Fire,

I have one and it is fantasic. Easily as accurate as any other 22 rifle I have. I did put a BX replacement trigger in it and that helped. So far it has digested any ammo I've put through it.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 02:21 PM (V+03K)

260 >>>The serial number has been filed off.
Proper procedure under the law is?<<<

Handle with care. And gloves. Or sell it at a gun show under the totes legal loophole exception.

Posted by: Fritz at December 17, 2017 02:21 PM (A1FgP)

261 253 Hypothetical question for those who know the rules:

You find a weapon, while hiking in the countryside, let's say in a National Forest. It's been there a while but isn't ruined. The serial number has been filed off.

Proper procedure under the law is?

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:18 PM (3myMJ)


I'd say leave it there and notify appropriate law enforcement. Or just leave it there. I believe possession of a firearm with an altered serial number is a Federal offense, so I wouldn't want to be carrying it around.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at December 17, 2017 02:22 PM (DNH+H)

262 i imagine that many, if not most, of the 1911's the Army is turning over to CMP will be similar to the ones my unit turned in in '98 when we finally were issued M-9s.

worn, obviously arsenal refurbed at least once, and a mix-master of parts. the only reason any of them would be $1K or more would be the rarity of 1911's legally on the market with "Proper of the US Government" markings.

since, by definition, such guns will no longer be rare, i seriously doubt CMP is going to be selling the base line guns at ridiculous prices. not only that, but if they do come across a rarity, it will likely go into their auction pipeline, as they do with rifles of the same nature.

not sure who started the rumor about pricing, but i wonder what their motivation was?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:23 PM (TxQUe)

263 You can use a two-handed grip on a revolver, but your thumbs will be tucked down unlike the way you'd grip a semi-auto.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:14 PM (NWiLs)


Yep. Exactly, you have to keep "your hands and feet inside the ride vehicle at all times"
And if you forget they might find your head by the Sno-Cone concession.

I don't trust myself to not get excited and sloppy though, so I do the cup-and-sacucer

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:23 PM (2K6fY)

264 I have one and it is fantasic. Easily as accurate as any other 22 rifle I have. I did put a BX replacement trigger in it and that helped. So far it has digested any ammo I've put through it.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 02:21 PM (V+03K)

Nice. I'm also looking at the Magpul stock for the gun as well (~$100). The Ruger X-25 magazines look like they work well. I like that it comes with a backpack carry bag that won't attract that much attention while transporting.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 02:25 PM (r9UYA)

265 259 246 ... "I'm seriously looking at a Ruger 10/22 take down. Any one have one? Do you like it?"

Under Fire,

I have one and it is fantasic. Easily as accurate as any other 22 rifle I have. I did put a BX replacement trigger in it and that helped. So far it has digested any ammo I've put through it.
Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 02:21 PM (V+03K)

+1

Very happy with mine.

I can't find a .22 pistol I like but the Ruger takedown is a fine, easy to use/clean/transport rifle.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 02:25 PM (xJa6I)

266 Thanks for the answers about the found gun, and no it hasn't happened to me.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:25 PM (3myMJ)

267 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 12:12 PM (Ckg4U)

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I' not Catholic but here is a link to prayers to St. Peregrine, the patron of those suffering from cancer.

I have a medal to him that I carry. It was dipped in the holy water at the Sistine Chapel by a friend. Four years cancer free as of now, just sayin.


Link: https://tinyurl.com/yathr9bx

Posted by: Javems at December 17, 2017 02:25 PM (yOqwj)

268 Grey Fox, why would I care - for actual, practical reasons - that I have MIM parts vs. forged? I thought they were similar in most cases, or in fact MIM standards were higher, as to actual quality and durability, sometimes even fit.

I have no idea what the truth is, but I KNOW forged is good and I don't have that same confidence regarding MIM parts, so it just seems prudent to go with forged if possible. In addition, I have been told by a metallurgist who specialized in figuring out why metal stuff failed in use that he would not trust MIM parts on principle.

As I said, it isn't a high priority and not something that I'm seriously worried about, but comparing the prices of the CMP 1911s to a Rock Islands Armory clone isn't exactly a apples-to-apples comparison.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:26 PM (bZ7mE)

269 Wasn't there a case not long ago of a lever-action rifle being discovered in a forest, propped up against a tree, appeared to have been there for decades? Way pre-serial number or GCA, as I (sort of) recall.


Stalin. No dummy, quite smart in the book sense though not that interested in same, based on his early life. But "fortunate" in his timing, enemies, and (hapless) allies - in that he was able to exercise his sociopathic murderous power obsession with minimal challenge (contrast Hitler's rise to absolute power). The passivity of the peoples under the Soviet boot, and the absence of skilled ambitious rivals, is stunning, in looking at Stalin's rise and subsequent historic crimes.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:27 PM (uyrlv)

270 Paranoid bumbling thug, he went to pieces when Barbarossa hit, secluded himself for a week
Posted by: Skip
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And...up until that date, the Soviet Union was sending supplies to Germany. Stalin was apparently convinced that the Brits were trying to pull some capitalist trick by warning him repeatedly that the Germans were going to attack.

In no time at all he was pleading for help (almost demanding help) from the Brits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:28 PM (c/EDo)

271 255 Pistol shooting - I learned from my grandfather, who taught me what appears now to be an unorthodox method.

Mag in well, no round in chamber. As you unholster, chamber a round, left hand falls down as you crouch and bring the weapon up on target.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:19 PM (fA1SL)

I worked with a Russian vet at Amazon. That's their doctrine with Makarovs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 02:29 PM (xJa6I)

272 253 Hypothetical question for those who know the rules:

You find a weapon, while hiking in the countryside, let's say in a National Forest. It's been there a while but isn't ruined. The serial number has been filed off.

Proper procedure under the law is?
Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:18 PM (3myMJ)

I'd leave it completely undisturbed and walk away. I honestly don't know if I'd report it or not. There's a 50-50 chance they'd hassle the shit out of you and/or try to get you to admit that it's yours.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:29 PM (NWiLs)

273 There is no law against online ammo sales to MA. You just need to hold a state FID or LTC. The 'ban' was based on illegal threats by AGs to retailers. Targetsports just called bully AG Healey's bluff and told her pound sand. They will ship to MA license holders and are ready to battle in court to continue to do so.
Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 17,

Hmm...I always assumed there was based on retailers' refusal to ship. Good to know.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2017 02:30 PM (jfuOT)

274 Palpatine, sounds like your grandfather had some contact with Fairbairn's theories. He was down on mechanical safeties, and suggested crouching since it prepped you for fast movement and you were going to do it anyways.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:30 PM (2K6fY)

275 271.
* shifty eyes. Hums Malinka, nonchalantly *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:31 PM (fA1SL)

276 red, good analysis of the 1911 situation, from my perspective, and as I noted above, CMP has never priced their items aggressively, at least in the years I've been aware of what's going on. And as you note, they auction off the obviously collectible/expensive stuff.


Grey Fox, good enough, it's just that I've read some commentary from metallurgy and industry types that described good MIM parts as the equivalent of forged, but cheaper, and more uniform. Would that I was able to put my platforms through such rigorous use that I could "field test" the question ......


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:31 PM (uyrlv)

277 Stalin. No dummy, quite smart in the book sense though not that interested in same, based on his early life. But "fortunate" in his timing, enemies, and (hapless) allies - in that he was able to exercise his sociopathic murderous power obsession with minimal challenge (contrast Hitler's rise to absolute power). The passivity of the peoples under the Soviet boot, and the absence of skilled ambitious rivals, is stunning, in looking at Stalin's rise and subsequent historic crimes.


Posted by: rhomboid
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Often the case with despots. The list is long. Bright, but not too bright, ruthless.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 17, 2017 02:31 PM (c/EDo)

278 Yep. Exactly, you have to keep "your hands and feet inside the ride vehicle at all times"
And if you forget they might find your head by the Sno-Cone concession.

I don't trust myself to not get excited and sloppy though, so I do the cup-and-sacucer
Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:23 PM (2K6fY)

It only takes getting your hand scorched once to learn, the same way it only takes getting the skin taken off your hand or your thumbnail popped off by the slide of a semi-auto.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

279 Grey Fox: i linked an article a bit up thread about MIM parts.

the issue with them, if there is one, is poor quality control at the manufacturing process, with temperatures being off, or the formula of the material being inadequate, resulting in parts being too soft or too brittle.

at that point it's the fault of the gun maker for using parts that aren't quite right, but, as the article said, "good enough" because of the cost of replacing that batch with "perfect" parts.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:32 PM (TxQUe)

280 274. He fought in both theatres in WWII. never used his sidearm in the Pacific, but had it to-hand quite a bit in Europe.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:32 PM (fA1SL)

281 271 Good practice for Glocks as well (no active safety)

Posted by: rammajamma at December 17, 2017 02:33 PM (MCpv7)

282 I was primed to jump through the hoops and get a 1911. Got a nice Garand and Carbine from them as well as a few thousand rounds of 30-06 back when it was a lot cheaper and couple of nice bayonets. But $1000 to $1500... I'll have to think about that a bit.

The idiot video leaves me wishing Darwin was a bit more proactive in some of those examples and added an extra does of bleach to the gene pool. I'm always somewhat amazed that with the sheer numbers of idiots out there MORE accidental deaths and injuries don't occur. Only a handful of those were remotely excusable.

Posted by: Keith at December 17, 2017 02:33 PM (USf3s)

283 Watching that video of what appears to be the quick draw guy shooting himself, I'm actually surprised that doesn't happen more often. I don't know much about that "sport" or activity, but throwing around guns w/light triggers seems inherently dangerous.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 02:34 PM (ty7RM)

284 281 271 Good practice for Glocks as well (no active safety)
Posted by: rammajamma at December 17, 2017 02:33 PM (MCpv7)

I always keep one in the chamber. Racking the slide takes time, and in a high-stress situation there's more of a chance you'll short-stroke it. My philosophy is keep as few steps between holstered and on-target as possible.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:35 PM (NWiLs)

285
271 255 Pistol shooting - I learned from my grandfather, who taught me what appears now to be an unorthodox method.

Mag in well, no round in chamber. As you unholster, chamber a round, left hand falls down as you crouch and bring the weapon up on target.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:19 PM (fA1SL)

I worked with a Russian vet at Amazon. That's their doctrine with Makarovs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 17, 2017 02:29 PM (xJa6I)






The Israelis as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:35 PM (veoSD)

286 283 Watching that video of what appears to be the quick draw guy shooting himself, I'm actually surprised that doesn't happen more often. I don't know much about that "sport" or activity, but throwing around guns w/light triggers seems inherently dangerous.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 17, 2017 02:34 PM (ty7RM)

That's why you keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you're on target and ready to shoot. I practice drawing from concealment on a near-daily basis and have NEVER hit the trigger.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

287 I have the cheap Kimber and would like a box stock 1911.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 17, 2017 02:36 PM (BtQd4)

288 My Dad, a pistol shooting champion in the Army, rode in the cavalry from 1936 to 1941. His sidearm was a .45. He shot one in competition, a service model. No telling how good he would have been with a match model.


He said he watched armorers cutting up the service .45 with cutting torches, barrels full. Broke his heart.

Posted by: Javems at December 17, 2017 02:36 PM (yOqwj)

289 OregonMuse has told me that he will reprint the Horde Prayer List every Tuesday.

I was so happy to read that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:38 PM (Ckg4U)

290 You find a weapon, while hiking in the countryside, let's say in a National Forest. It's been there a while but isn't ruined. The serial number has been filed off.

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In most, if not all, states, it's a crime to possess a gun with the SN removed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Covfefe today! Covfefe tomorrow! Covfefe forever! at December 17, 2017 02:38 PM (+y/Ru)

291 It only takes getting your hand scorched once to learn, the same way it only takes getting the skin taken off your hand or your thumbnail popped off by the slide of a semi-auto.

I got my offhand thumb too high while shooting my Ruger Mark I the other day and took a little chunk out of the side of my thumb. It's sore.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:39 PM (3myMJ)

292 The Israelis as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:35 PM (veoSD)

They shoot two-handed, so they keep the weak hand on the pistol.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:39 PM (wYseH)

293 I got my offhand thumb too high while shooting my Ruger Mark I the other day and took a little chunk out of the side of my thumb. It's sore.
Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:39 PM (3myMJ)

Ouch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:39 PM (NWiLs)

294 Intriguing reference in a David Glantz book I'm struggling through (Colossus Reborn) that Stalin's dacha time at the start of Barbarossa was actually very active, with constant contact with military commanders - not the shocked isolation most of us understood it to have been.


Though his disastrous pre-war behavior is undoubted. He consented to a full mobilization of existing defenses literally in the wee hours just before the German offensive was unleashed, finally consenting to Zhukov's desperate requests backed up by detailed/credible info from German line-crossers who defected in the last few days before the start.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (uyrlv)

295 Into the "cast" vs "forged" wars I will not wade...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (MINbv)

296 Speaking of secondary weapons, I have a cast tomahawk head that I am just about ready to start filing into something elegant and beautiful (I hope!). I also just got a blank handle (2x2x24" with a hole drilled through the center but otherwise just a chunk of wood) Absolutely gorgeous piece of curly ash, but just enough enough grain run-out to make me a bit leery of how sturdy it would be in actual use. Fine for a wall hanger or a presentation piece, but I like all my edged weapons to fully capable, even of the likelihood of ever using them is nil.

OTOH, I just purchased a piece of straight-grain hickory to make a replacement handle for my truck axe (old collins in good shape but a lousy handle), and as it so happens one of the scraps after cutting out the handle blank is just the right size for the tomahawk. Doesn't have the smoke-hole, though, and I don't have a 1/4" drill bit long enough to make a 20"+ hole, nor can I readily buy one it appears....

Decisions, decisions. Since I like to do my axe-hafting January or February, so the moisture in the wood is at a natural minimum, I have a little time to think, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (bZ7mE)

297 I look at that prayer list and tell myself, "You just think you have problems".

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (3myMJ)

298
284 281 271 Good practice for Glocks as well (no active safety)
Posted by: rammajamma at December 17, 2017 02:33 PM (MCpv7)

I always keep one in the chamber. Racking the slide takes time, and in a high-stress situation there's more of a chance you'll short-stroke it. My philosophy is keep as few steps between holstered and on-target as possible.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:35 PM (NWiLs)






Yep. I've become a believer in DA/SA or DAO pistols for carry guns.

Pull from the holster, pull trigger. Goblin goes boom.

The safety-on-the-trigger thing that's common of Glock and the Glock-inspired guns kind of makes me nervous. But to be fair, it's only a real problem when re-holstering and having something like your shirt getting caught in the trigger guard, which you shouldn't be doing very often anyway.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:41 PM (veoSD)

299 "Israeli carry", right? No round in the chamber? Thought was a term that is used for that.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:41 PM (uyrlv)

300 297 I look at that prayer list and tell myself, "You just think you have problems".
Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (3myMJ)

It does help provide a sense of perspective. Then again, being the Eeyore that I am, I can't help but think "well, that's what I have to look forward to."

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:42 PM (NWiLs)

301 Ouch.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:39

Brought the festivities to a halt as I had no bandaids and it didn't want to stop bleeding.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:42 PM (3myMJ)

302 Insomniac, I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm saying I learned different to forestall losing a nail or getting bit. That can ruin a day at the range.

Personally I feel it gives greater flexibility also, but that is my biased opinion.

The experts I have talked to say it is important to be comfortable and competent at a muscle memory level with what you are doing because you won't be thinking when it drops in the pot. So whatever you do make sure that is what you do instinctually.
So I do what I do, and do it every time.

Most gunfights have three phases you know:

1. "AAHG!"
B. Pop-pop
III "WTF?"

I'm told it is important to be the one saying WTF in the end.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:43 PM (2K6fY)

303
292 The Israelis as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:35 PM (veoSD)

They shoot two-handed, so they keep the weak hand on the pistol.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:39 PM (wYseH)






I was thinking strictly on the no-round-in-the-chamber thing. Skimmed the comment and missed the single-hand firing technique.

*Sigh* I'm so careless sometimes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:43 PM (veoSD)

304 "I look at that prayer list and tell myself, "You just think you have problems"."
-Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:40 PM (3myMJ)

That was 50% of why I made it. The other 50% was because I kept writing things down on paper and I spilled a beer on it.

#Moron

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:43 PM (Ckg4U)

305 301 Ouch.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:39

Brought the festivities to a halt as I had no bandaids and it didn't want to stop bleeding.
Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:42 PM (3myMJ)

You should've dumped the magazine then cauterized the wound with the hot barrel, like a MAN!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:44 PM (NWiLs)

306 ITC, that's one reason I like the XD pistols. The grip angle/ergonomics are just better for me than most plastic semis, but the grip safety (a la 1911), PLUS the safety-in-trigger feature, make for a pretty safe configuration.


I don't carry, so whatever. But for overall use and safety, a good design, seems to me.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:44 PM (uyrlv)

307 Under Fire, My take down 10/22 came with the X-25 and a 10 round mag. I had doubts about the X-25 feeding consistently but it has been flawless so far.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 02:44 PM (V+03K)

308 No round in the chamber is a practice from the days of mechanically unreliable safety mechanisms, and was usefuk as well in training men equipped with a variety of different pistols. It standardized a set of practices that were universally applicable to autoloading pistols of the time. (Also, made weapon check-in much simpler at the armoury. )

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:45 PM (fA1SL)

309 The experts I have talked to say it is important to be comfortable and competent at a muscle memory level with what you are doing because you won't be thinking when it drops in the pot. So whatever you do make sure that is what you do instinctually.
So I do what I do, and do it every time.

Most gunfights have three phases you know:

1. "AAHG!"
B. Pop-pop
III "WTF?"

I'm told it is important to be the one saying WTF in the end.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:43 PM (2K6fY)

Extremely important.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:45 PM (NWiLs)

310 The fat guy who shot himself did a nice follow up video showing his nice long scar and entrance and exit holes on youboob if you want to know what happened to him.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2017 02:45 PM (EoRCO)

311 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:41 PM (veoSD)

I was taught DA for the first shot, then before reholstering to drop the safety, which returns the pistol to DA.

That makes the most sense to me and is very easy to learn.

The new striker fired pistols change that whole idea.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:45 PM (wYseH)

312 if i ran across a firearm out in the middle of nowhere, i'd be suspicious as hell, starting with booby traps, whether IED type or human intervention.

IF i inspected it, and found the serial number defaced, i'd leave it there anonymously report it...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:46 PM (TxQUe)

313 I can't help but think "well, that's what I have to look forward to."
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:42 PM (NWiLs)

You know my thoughts on that. Work on control of your thoughts as you will always move toward the dominant one.

And remember, you are NOT your unbidden thoughts.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (3myMJ)

314 I'm so careless sometimes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:43 PM (veoSD)

Is that you in the video?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (wYseH)

315 Youtube - First Public Look! 132 Year Old Winchester Rifle Found in Nevada Under A Tree !!

http://bit.ly/2CpOfuc

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (WbIyz)

316 I always keep one in the chamber. Racking the slide takes time, and in a high-stress situation there's more of a chance you'll short-stroke it. My philosophy is keep as few steps between holstered and on-target as possible.
Posted by: Insomniac


H&K USP. Chamber round. Use de-cocker. Drop hammer.
1st round DA, rounds 2 thru 9 - single action.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (CeVa5)

317 If I found such a weapon would call it in, I have no use for it.
Unless it was a full auto BAR then , well, I know nothing see nothing.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 02:49 PM (aC6Sd)

318 Youtube - First Public Look! 132 Year Old Winchester Rifle Found in Nevada Under A Tree !!


Funny how the tree didn't grow around it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:49 PM (CeVa5)

319
Is that you in the video?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (wYseH)





*flips the bird at CBD*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (veoSD)

320 So some time before too too long, I was hoping to get either/both a Henry brass-receiver lever action rifle in 45 Colt, and a revolver to go with it (probably Ruger, maybe something purdy like one of their stainless Vaqueros). Just because I like the big honkin' 45LC round, and the beauty of the industrial art of the guns, and don't have a lever-action. No interest in cowboy-action shooting (other than for fun, on my own, maybe).


Bought some 45LC ammo, and am on alert for brass and dies, which usually over time yields great cheap results, in my experience.


Reloading really opens up new vistas of gun disease. Adds many more self-serving fallacious "reasons" to get certain calibers, and esp. multiple platforms ("I can reload for both with one set of dies and components!").



Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (uyrlv)

321 And remember, you are NOT your unbidden thoughts.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (3myMJ)

Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario thank you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (wYseH)

322 298 Practice practice practice, but to your point my wife wants a round up and won't touch a Glock because of the safety issue - and her weak wrist shooting technique causes jams anyway

Posted by: rammajamma at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (MCpv7)

323 312. Heh. I had a work man in my shop last year. Let him in after hours to do his thing. Came back around midnight to inspect the work. Good, quality job.

But he left his XDS 45 sitting out and in the open. Scooped it up and phoned him. He hadn't even noticed it was missing......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (fA1SL)

324 rickb223, thanks, I think that's the story I was thinking of, the old Winchester left under a tree - will check that video out.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 02:50 PM (uyrlv)

325 don't have a 1/4" drill bit long enough to make a 20"+ hole, nor can I readily buy one it appears...."

Guy I knew made his own - iron rod, drill bit, a little welding, and presto! Seemed to work fine...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:51 PM (MINbv)

326 HK USP. Chamber round. Use de-cocker. Drop hammer.

1st round DA, rounds 2 thru 9 - single action.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (CeVa5)

Exactly. Only, my HK USP is a .40SW, so that would be rounds 2-14.

Great pistol.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 02:52 PM (wYseH)

327 Grey Fox, I hafted a tomahawk with a curved hatchet handle and that made for a sweet little axe. It was bought as a gift for a close friend and I almost couldn't give it away.

The straight handles are more authentic, but the curved handle gave that little tomahawk so much more control and made throwing it a dream.

I was lucky, I found a head that had a larger eye than the normal run of repro's and I have been searching gun shows and flea markets for a while looking for another one.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 17, 2017 02:53 PM (2K6fY)

328 "Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario thank you."

As well they should, and they may visit to thank me at their convenience.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:53 PM (3myMJ)

329 Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:42 PM (NWiLs)

You know my thoughts on that. Work on control of your thoughts as you will always move toward the dominant one.

And remember, you are NOT your unbidden thoughts.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (3myMJ)

Yeah. It's a struggle. My inner monologue would horrify most people.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:54 PM (NWiLs)

330 MIM is NOT the same thing as cast metal parts

http://www.gunnuts.net/2013/03/18/the-truth-about-mim/

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:54 PM (TxQUe)

331 I just picked up a Mark 1, I will be careful of that. Meremortal are those things that hard to reassemble after cleaning, bee afraid to take it apart. I did get that plastic tool online.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 02:56 PM (Bh6pi)

332 The New York Times@nytimes
"Sometimes they die in your arms just from dehydration." Children in Venezuela are dying of malnutrition, but the government won't admit it.

The New York Times@nytimes
In the last 3 years, Venezuela's economy has collapsed. Now, hunger grips the nation.

-
Huh. I wonder what's causing that. I guess global warming.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Covfefe today! Covfefe tomorrow! Covfefe forever! at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (+y/Ru)

333 My buddy likes to think that he's funny. He didn't know how "unfunny" it was to "sweep" me with a Mosin Nagant.

He got the picture real quick, as I wanted to kick his ass.

He'd have been kicked out of any gun range for that behavior.

I've never been to an indoor gun range, but I'd imagine the culture is the same as the outdoor ranges.

You Just Don't Do That.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (Ckg4U)

334 316 I always keep one in the chamber. Racking the slide takes time, and in a high-stress situation there's more of a chance you'll short-stroke it. My philosophy is keep as few steps between holstered and on-target as possible.
Posted by: Insomniac


H&K USP. Chamber round. Use de-cocker. Drop hammer.
1st round DA, rounds 2 thru 9 - single action.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (CeVa5)

Sigs are set up the same way. Both are too rich for my blood.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (NWiLs)

335 My inner monologue would horrify most people.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:54 PM (NWiLs)

Actually, you probably aren't out of the mainstream on that.

Baby steps, brother. You've come a ways already. Keep it up.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (3myMJ)

336 Guy I knew made his own - iron rod, drill bit, a little welding, and presto! Seemed to work fine...

Yeah, if I had a lathe and could braze or weld I could make one. I don't though, and I don't think I'm up to forging my own from drill rod. If I could I'd make a couple shell-nose augur bits, which I believe were the bit of choice for deep-hole drilling in wood back in the day but are unavailable these days unless you stumble across an antique one.

Might be able to find a machinist who could do the work, not sure if it is worth it, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (bZ7mE)

337 you should be able to get 45LC brass from Starline... they have just about everything, and you can order direct.

you usually can get reloading dies through Amazon, if your local toy store doesn't carry them, and Sierra's always a good place to look for bullets and reloading data.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (TxQUe)

338 246 I'm seriously looking at a Ruger 10/22 take down. Any one have one? Do you like it?


Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 02:14 PM (r9UYA)

The NRA were selling tickets to win different firearms. I looked at that rifle. I was sad I didn't win it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 02:58 PM (Ri/rl)

339 1st round DA, rounds 2 thru 9 - single action.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (CeVa5)

Exactly. Only, my HK USP is a .40SW, so that would be rounds 2-14.

Great pistol.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



That's for the Compact.
It's big brother in the safe is rounds 2 thru 13.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:58 PM (CeVa5)

340 It's injection molding...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:59 PM (MINbv)

341 "Yeah. It's a struggle. My inner monologue would horrify most people."
-Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:54 PM (NWiLs)

*HAH!*

Try Me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:59 PM (Ckg4U)

342 Ruger 22 pistols are a PITA to disassemble and clean, but there's an aftermarket kit out there than can be installed to fix that.

makes you wonder what Ruger was thinking with the design like that.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 03:00 PM (TxQUe)

343 You Just Don't Do That.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:57 PM (

That would freak me out, I also would dive to the ground.

I would seriously punch someone that did that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:01 PM (Ri/rl)

344 As I've noted in the past, right now when I do my RO day at the range, I carry a surplus CZ-83 (around $320), which is a DA/SA design. Chamber round, drop hammer (using thumb - no de-cocker on these). Small hammer, good ergonomics, easy to lower hammer safely, though I can see people being queezy about it (helps that I'm at an outdoor range, muzzle down-range when I do it).


Anyway, love the little thing. Enough that when, to my surprise, I came across what must have been one of the last of the special-run versions in a local gun store (my understanding is CZ discontinued them several years ago, did one last run for a North American distributor), I bought it. Cleaned it, checked for function, stored away. To sell, or more likely enjoy, in the future.


And, of course, I'm saving my brass, looking for good batches for sale locally, and on the lookout for .380 dies.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:01 PM (uyrlv)

345
*HAH!*

Try Me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:59 PM (Ckg4U)

Indeed.

That's our caveman mind, trying to protect us. Unfortunately it often applies itself in negative ways in modern society.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 03:02 PM (3myMJ)

346 That's what I was afraid of ! I heard you need 3 hands. I guess I will just Gunscrubber the shit out of it for now

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 03:02 PM (Bh6pi)

347 I'm seriously looking at a Ruger 10/22 take down. Any one have one? Do you like it?


Posted by: Under Fire



Have one. It's nice. Need to figure out some kind of sling mounts for it. It wasn't made with the sling posts and you can't "re-stock" it with a Houge Overmolded stock due to the break down style.

Still, overall, it's a nice rifle.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 03:02 PM (CeVa5)

348 It's injection molding...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 02:59 PM (MINbv)
---
on steroids... IF done properly.

like any other process, it's subject to human frailty and Mr. Murphy

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 03:02 PM (TxQUe)

349
The more I read about Stalin, especially his own statements, the more I realize that the guy was mostly a blundering thug.
========
Have you read "The Court of the Red Czar"?


20th Century Schizoid Man

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 03:03 PM (IqV8l)

350 "That would freak me out, I also would dive to the ground.
I would seriously punch someone that did that.
"
-Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:01 PM (Ri/rl)

When some fucker with a sniper rifle that can turn your head into a fine mist "sweeps" you?

You tend to get a little "punchy".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:03 PM (Ckg4U)

351 I was lucky, I found a head that had a larger eye than the normal run of repro's and I have been searching gun shows and flea markets for a while looking for another one.

The cast pipe head I'm using is a oversized blank from Jim Chambers - it has a nice big eye (1 3/16" x 1 5/8", I think) and a lot of meat that can be filed into virtually any original shape, but will require a LOT of work in consequence and has to be heat-treated to become a working tool.

Jim doesn't have it up on his website yet (www.flintlocks.com) but if you are interested you could give him a call.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 03:03 PM (bZ7mE)

352 There is a magpul stock for the takedowns as someone mentioned

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 03:03 PM (Bh6pi)

353 I have a Ruger P95 DC that is SA/DA.

Cheaper than a Sig.

Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2017 03:04 PM (GLtAj)

354 It's big brother in the safe is rounds 2 thru 13.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:58 PM (CeVa5)

My favorite pistol.

[Don't tell my Colt 1911]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 03:04 PM (wYseH)

355 341 "Yeah. It's a struggle. My inner monologue would horrify most people."
-Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 02:54 PM (NWiLs)

*HAH!*

Try Me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 02:59 PM (Ckg4U)

Doesn't count. You're just as weird as me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

356 MIM article is interesting.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (bZ7mE)

357 I have never felt the need for a 22LR handgun. When I roam around our 52 acres I carry a Rossi 62 for game and varmints. The Rossi is more accurate than my 10/22. This is not to disparage those who find a need for a 22LR handgun. To me guns are just tools and a rifle fits my needs better than a handgun.

I wish our hunting regs would allow lever actions that fire 357 or 44. That would be my deer gun of choice over 12 guage slugs.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (C8LGv)

358 There is a magpul stock for the takedowns as someone mentioned
Posted by: The Jackhole


The Ruger 10/22? No fooling?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (CeVa5)

359 Might be able to find a machinist who could do the work, not sure if it is worth it, "

Check around... I've surprised myself at what local guys can do for surprisingly few bucks.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (MINbv)

360 Blaster, I have a P94 that is sa\da and has the decocker it is a great gun.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 03:06 PM (Bh6pi)

361 red thanks, part of the hobby for me is scoring great deals on dies and components, usually from people getting out of the business. Got most of my basic reloading set-up from a guy up in Hemet who was changing tracks. Ridiculous deal, paid for itself in a few months.


Just enjoy keeping a watch on CalGuns for great reloading deals. They come along, over time. Sort of a game to acquire stuff for a fraction of MSRP, especially since it will outlive me (the equipment).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:06 PM (uyrlv)

362 "That's our caveman mind, trying to protect us. Unfortunately it often applies itself in negative ways in modern society."
-Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 03:02 PM (3myMJ)

I know Insomniac a bit and I know he'll never call me.

As far as your psychobabble? It doesn't apply here.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:07 PM (Ckg4U)

363 The Ruger 10/22? No fooling?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (CeVa5)

Yeah it even clips together to male it one piece, has some other little do-dads that are cool as well

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 03:07 PM (Bh6pi)

364 When some fucker with a sniper rifle that can turn your head into a fine mist "sweeps" you?

You tend to get a little "punchy".
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:03 PM (Ckg4U)

That's not funny at all. I wouldn't do that with a BB gun.
The thought of someone doing that really bothers me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:08 PM (Ri/rl)

365 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:07 PM (Ckg4U)

As you wish.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 17, 2017 03:08 PM (3myMJ)

366 "Doesn't count. You're just as weird as me."
-Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

*HAH!*

...Jury rules it as "True".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:08 PM (Ckg4U)

367 Gun Thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:09 PM (Sfs6o)

368 Sorry, Meremortal. I didn't want to rip into you.

I apologize.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:09 PM (Ckg4U)

369
The New York Times@nytimes
In the last 3 years, Venezuela's economy has collapsed. Now, hunger grips the nation.
-
Huh. I wonder what's causing that. I guess global warming.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Trump's draconian sanctions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2017 03:10 PM (IqV8l)

370 The magpul takedown stock has a storage port for 3 extra mags and an adjustable check riser

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at December 17, 2017 03:10 PM (Bh6pi)

371 The guy who leaned the loaded gun on the wooden rack was stupid but he was also the most unlucky guy in the world.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at December 17, 2017 03:11 PM (glJL/)

372 IF done properly"

Applies to everything. Run across enough crappy forgings...

Anywho, fair number of MIM auto parts as well.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 03:11 PM (MINbv)

373 I've been stunned, in a good way, at the lack of dangerous behavior observed at the range where I RO - so far. Not a single case of sweeping, which as noted is about as gross a violation of safety rules - and common sense - as it gets.


Indoor range I recently joined (location is the reason - other range, which is free to me, is a decent drive and not a place I can go quickly check some new reloads) has multiple ROs inside the shooting area, keeping a watch. Love that. And they focus on newbies and renters, usually easily identified.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:11 PM (uyrlv)

374 I enjoy a "fellow weirdo". Insomniac is right up my alley.

...and he's funnier than I am.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:12 PM (Ckg4U)

375 >>The Ruger 10/22? No fooling?

Yes yes.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yazsaa7k

Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 03:12 PM (r9UYA)

376 Hey CaliGirl, noticed there's a small fire up near Los Alamos - though the (incredibly useless) CalFire incident report makes it sound like a small one, already being attacked. It sort of spit a few drops of rain yesterday at the shootin' match in east county.


Would be nice if this perfect weather were interrupted by just two days of rain. Would end the fire drama right quick.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:13 PM (uyrlv)

377 337 ... redc1c4,

Starline is my favorite brass although I'll use any I can get. I can say I get more reloads out of Starline for 45 Colt than other makers.

I've been using Lee dies for over 30 years. Some folks knock them because they are less expensive but they have always done the job. In fact, most of my reloading gear is made by Lee.

When I have a new caliber to load, I always look at Cabelas, Midwayusa, and the other suppliers for sales. Can save some serious bucks that way.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (V+03K)

378 Yeah it even clips together to male it one piece, has some other little do-dads that are cool as well
Posted by: The Jackhole



Sweet! And Santazon delivers!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (CeVa5)

379 Registration, confiscation, extermination.

Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: Titus Justus at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (794Ln)

380 Welp, Phase I of my personal rifle range project is complete.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (Sfs6o)

381 "Welp, Phase I of my personal rifle range project is complete."
-Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (Sfs6o)

You bought a rifle?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:15 PM (Ckg4U)

382 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:12 PM (Ckg4U)

Aw, shucks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:16 PM (NWiLs)

383 ...because that would be my first phase.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:16 PM (Ckg4U)

384 376 Hey CaliGirl, noticed there's a small fire up near Los Alamos - though the (incredibly useless) CalFire incident report makes it sound like a small one, already being attacked. It sort of spit a few drops of rain yesterday at the shootin' match in east county.


Would be nice if this perfect weather were interrupted by just two days of rain. Would end the fire drama right quick.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:13 PM (uyrlv)

I think it's out. We were going to go to Pico for dinner but changed our minds because of that fire. I heard at first 100 acres, on drum canyon. I think it only burned 25 acres.

It could have been much worse, the wind was whipping around yesterday and changing directions.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:16 PM (Ri/rl)

385
You bought a rifle?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:15 PM (Ckg4U)
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I bought a farm!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

386 Welp, Phase I of my personal rifle range project is complete.
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:14 PM (Sfs6o)

The toilet paper trees, correct?

Posted by: stace at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (6HFDU)

387 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yazsaa7k"

Ok, that's seriously neat...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (MINbv)

388 "Aw, shucks."
-Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:16 PM (NWiLs)

It has been proven true night after night, amigo.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (Ckg4U)

389
I enjoy a "fellow weirdo". Insomniac is right up my alley.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:12 PM (Ckg4U)
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are we not doing "phrasing" any more?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (TxQUe)

390 The toilet paper trees, correct?
Posted by: stace at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (6HFDU)
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Yep! I now own a zillion pine trees.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (Sfs6o)

391 385
You bought a rifle?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:15 PM (Ckg4U)
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I bought a farm!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

What?! Oh, "a" farm, not "the" farm.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (NWiLs)

392 "I bought a farm!"
-Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

Now you need a rifle and a birm.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:19 PM (Ckg4U)

393 "berm", even.

Thanks, fingers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:19 PM (Ckg4U)

394
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (NWiLs)
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Yeah - a distinction with a difference!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (Sfs6o)

395 Congratulations, Weasel! That's very exciting.

Posted by: stace at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (6HFDU)

396 JTB, fsreloading.com for Lee stuff. Down the street from Lee, something like their authorized outlet or something. Anyway, few bucks off on any Lee items, usually best I can find. Titan Reloading has also had good deals on Lee stuff in the past.


And yes the Lee stuff is perfectly adequate for me (and probably most people). I don't have an interest in doing super high-quality or precision reloading - basically just replace factory ammo - but even if I did, I think Lee would still be useful. Their relatively new auto-drum powder measure is outstanding. More consistent than I need it to be, for my purposes, with any ball powder.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (uyrlv)

397 H&K USP. Chamber round. Use de-cocker. Drop hammer.
1st round DA, rounds 2 thru 9 - single action.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 02:48 PM (CeVa5)

Sigs are set up the same way. Both are too rich for my blood.
Posted by: Insomniac

CZ 75.

Posted by: e at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (FnARv)

398 What?! Oh, "a" farm, not "the" farm.

Weasel bought a farm. Buzzion bought the farm. Crucial difference.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (bZ7mE)

399 I bought a farm!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

What?! Oh, "a" farm, not "the" farm.
Posted by: Insomniac -


Otherwise he'd have to change his nic to buzzionII.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 17, 2017 03:20 PM (CeVa5)

400 385
You bought a rifle?
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:15 PM (Ckg4U)
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I bought a farm!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)
Congratulations!

Around here we call it a ranch, not a farm. I wonder why the regional differences. Even the dairy and cattle guys call it a ranch, the dairy guys refer to their property as a ranch but their activities on the ranch farming.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:21 PM (Ri/rl)

401 Weasel!! If you don't mind me asking, how did yesterday go down south? Mrs. JTB was wondering as well.

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:21 PM (V+03K)

402 "are we not doing "phrasing" any more?"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (TxQUe)

Get lost, you. We were having a moment.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:21 PM (Ckg4U)

403
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:19 PM (Ckg4U)
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That's phase II when I hire a guy with a bulldozer to mow down a few acres of trees.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:21 PM (Sfs6o)

404 >>I bought a farm!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

Congrats. Order your green jeans and John Deere ASAP.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 17, 2017 03:22 PM (r9UYA)

405
401 Weasel!! If you don't mind me asking, how did yesterday go down south? Mrs. JTB was wondering as well.
Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:21 PM (V+03K)
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Operation Lost My Mind is proceeding on schedule. Agreed on terms, and will settle in a few weeks.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:23 PM (Sfs6o)

406 Ahhh, farm life. I hear it's nice.

I live among several farms, but sadly my little "compound" is not suited for said farming.

Scheming to take over the world, yes. Farming, no.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2017 03:23 PM (iiixZ)

407 I bought a farm!
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:17 PM (Sfs6o)

What?! Oh, "a" farm, not "the" farm.
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:18 PM (NWiLs)

When I ask my husband where he's going he replies, to the ranch. We farm on 20 different ranches but they're all "the" ranch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:24 PM (Ri/rl)

408 I'm modeling Happy Place Farm after Hooterville.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:25 PM (Sfs6o)

409 Weasel, that's fantastic. One's own rifle range.


On The High Road, I think in the reloading forum under the threat "Show Pics of Your Reloading Bench", there have been over the years amazing photos of guys who live on some land in rural areas. Their "reloading bench" is an entire room, with a window that opens onto a shooting range, with target distances marked out to 100, 200, 500 yds etc. So the guy just rolls his chair over to the firing window to test fire a load. Jeebus.


Look forward to the day Weasel hosts the Morons' Invitational rifle match, which will surely come to be mentioned in the same reverent tones as Camp Perry or NRA/Raton ......

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:26 PM (uyrlv)

410
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:24 PM (Ri/rl)
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I think this would be a ranch ette

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:26 PM (Sfs6o)

411 408 I'm modeling Happy Place Farm after Hooterville.
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:25 PM (Sfs6o)

Hire some Hee Haw Honeys. You know, to, uh, help plow the soil. Yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at December 17, 2017 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

412 Update to the Prayer List:

'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.'

Thoughts and prayers for 'Just Wondering', Lisa and her friends and Family.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:27 PM (Ckg4U)

413 Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:24 PM (Ri/rl)
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I think this would be a ranch ette
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:26 PM (Sfs6o)

You need a seed or John Deere baseball hat and a cowboy hat. And some boots.

I don't care if it's a ranchette, you need to look the part. Also a truck.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:28 PM (Ri/rl)

414 Weasel, That is great news! Congratulations!

Next question: is there fishable water on the property?

Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:28 PM (V+03K)

415 Operation Lost My Mind - love it!


Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:29 PM (uyrlv)

416 they're all "the" ranch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:24 PM (Ri/rl)

When I lived in Northern CA ( a long time ago) I used to go abalone diving with a friend who had an arrangement with one of the bigger dairy ranchers on the North Coast.

The problem was that his land seemed like it stretched off and on for dozens of miles!

So I had no idea how long a drive it was going to be.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2017 03:29 PM (wYseH)

417 414 Weasel, That is great news! Congratulations!

Next question: is there fishable water on the property?
Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:28 PM (V+03K)

*waits expectantly*

Posted by: EPA at December 17, 2017 03:29 PM (NWiLs)

418 Posted by: JTB at December 17, 2017 03:28 PM (V+03K)
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It's about 100' from the James River!

And CaliGirl - I am definitely going to need to do something about my ride to fit in.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2017 03:30 PM (Sfs6o)

419 CaliGirl think it's simply got to be the western regional history - ranch vs. farm.


Avocado "ranches" were always my favorite around here - and I'm old enough to recall (as a little kid) the last of the small truck farms, and dairy farms, where today stand malls, and housing, etc. Those were called "farms". Only avocado places, and of course places in east county with horses etc., were called "ranches".

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:31 PM (uyrlv)

420 I always thought that a "Ranch" had livestock while a "Farm" had vegetables.

Hybrids are of course "A Thing".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:31 PM (Ckg4U)

421
Why would anyone carry a weapon not instantly usable? My Dad (a line NCO who WAS in combat) explained the difference to me one day.

A pistol without one in the pipe is a rock. A rifle with an empty chamber is a club.

I carry a 1911A1 cocked and locked. Did so in the service, so it was no big deal to have the hammer eared back always. I do understand the reluctance to carry it so, but the weapon IS designed to be used this way.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 17, 2017 03:32 PM (S/hVx)

422 Weasel besides lead farming what else, cows? Corn?chickens?

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 03:33 PM (aC6Sd)

423 420 I always thought that a "Ranch" had livestock while a "Farm" had vegetables.

Hybrids are of course "A Thing".
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:31 PM (Ckg4U)

Dairy farms have cattle. The dairy farms are on a ranch. Maybe it's a California thing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:35 PM (Ri/rl)

424 "Weasel besides lead farming what else, cows? Corn? chickens?"
-Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2017 03:33 PM (aC6Sd)

I've tried to grow lead. It turns-out that you have to mine that shit.

Lead don't grow on trees.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:35 PM (Ckg4U)

425 CBD, that would be full-wetsuit abalone diving, up there.


A quick measure of how abalone went from commonplace to non-existent/banned from fishing etc. in SoCal was that, in junior high school, one of the projects in metal shop was ..... an aluminum abalone knife!


Now - if there WERE metal shop, and what pass for parents and children could bear the thought of something as oppressive and scary as a tool to harvest poor widdle creatures from the sea, there would still be mass hysteria over anything called a "knife" being allowed, much less MADE! on school premises.


And one must assume that San Clemente Island, a fed govt reservation for decades, naval artillery range, SEAL training center, and site of lots of hush-hush military tech development, suffers occasional "poaching" of its intact abalone resources. Isolation + diving equipment ....... as I said, one "imagines" it must happen. Ahemm.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 17, 2017 03:36 PM (uyrlv)

426 "Dairy farms have cattle. The dairy farms are on a ranch. Maybe it's a California thing."
-Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2017 03:35 PM (Ri/rl)

I don't know. I'm from the Concrete Jungle.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at December 17, 2017 03:37 PM (Ckg4U)