Friday Night Open Thread

Worst ever avalanche on Mount Everest kills 12 guides, with four people still unaccounted for.

Why so many guides and few climbers? Well... because Sherpas are really the climbers, and every season, they prepare the climb with predeployed supplies and equipment (and checking ropes and such) for the "climbing season."

With peak season just days away [I see what you did there -- ace], Sherpas and guides are busy preparing for the trek up the highest peak in the world.

"The Sherpa guides were carrying up equipment and other necessities for climbers when the disaster happened," a spokesman for Nepal's Tourism Ministry, Mohan Krishna Sapkota, told the AFP news agency.


Before a climber begins the assent, hired Sherpas set up camps at higher altitudes and fix routes and ropes on the slopes above.

Of course climbing Mount Everest is a serious achievement for anyone.

Still, you know. It's always strange to celebrate a climber when Sherpas are going up the mountain all the time. As their day job. Let's face it, they're the climbers. The "climbers" are really the luggage.

Don't ever call them socialist, but it just so happens that David Axelrod has been hired by a socialist candidate for UK prime minister.

The British Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod as a strategic adviser to Ed Miliband's 2015 campaign. Axelrod, who went on to serve as a senior adviser to President Obama after acting as an adviser on the president's 2008 campaign, will reportedly be paid a six-figure sum for his work.

These government-connected socialists do live well, don't they?

You probably won't believe this, but Politico seems to have a crush on Hillary Clinton.

Incidentally, while the left celebrates Hillary's soon-to-be electorally-useful Grandmother Status, they also attack Drudge for the "ageist" attack of calling her a grandma.

Which is what they're doing. Oh but right, they're talking up how that will make her the Best President Ever so it's different.

Oh, and just two weeks after NBC warned the country about the dangers of billionaires spending wads of money to influence elections, Mike Bloomberg appeared on NBC to publicize his donation of $50 million to, get this, "grassroots organizations," the media calls them, to fight gun rights.

NBC forgot to ask Michael Bloomberg about the perils of billionaires buying elections.

Ah well, I'm sure it just slipped their minds.

Breaking: Obama's a nasty little prick.

@RDBrewer4 sent me this audio of Quentin Tarantino's commentary for True Romance, specifically the "Sicilian speech" scene. (Oh, yeah, he didn't direct it, but he provides commentary as the writer.) Here's the part about the Sicilian speech, but I've listened to most of the whole thing, and I think it's a very good commentary.

Tarantino is not as annoying as he usually is, and he basically uses the commentary to tell the early story of his career (he wrote, in order, True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction within a few years). It's pretty interesting, so long as you like any of those movies.

He also makes a few interesting observations, like his idea that a movie should be so autobiographically revealing about yourself that if you watch it a few years later, you should be embarrassed at how much of yourself you've exposed. He says he did this with his fantasy/juvenile portrayal of what an awesome girlfriend would be like with the Alabama character (he had never had a girlfriend at that point, and he was 25, so his idea of a girlfriend was entirely speculative and hypothetical) and I guess the Clarence character, who is a Tarantino Mary Sue.

So, if you thought, "Gee this Alabama character sure seems like an idealized wish-fulfillment creation of a romantically-frustrated arrested-development 25-year-old juvenile who knows almost nothing about actual women," Yup. You nailed it.

Worth a listen.

By the way, speaking of Bunnies, did you know people actually put rabbits through show competitions, including agility courses?

They do. There are a lot of videos like this on YouTube.


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1 Yay! Open thread!

Posted by: EC at April 18, 2014 07:14 PM (doBIb)

2 Love the blog. Keep up the good work... Any thoughts on if Rand will decide to still run for President in 2016, even though the KY State House shot down the bill that would let him be on the ballot for both the senate and the presidency?

Posted by: Nick in South Bend at April 18, 2014 07:14 PM (ZnhLM)

3 Bunnies are amazing

Posted by: fabio at April 18, 2014 07:15 PM (uxJMc)

4 Ace, read Abominable by Dan Simmons

Posted by: fabio at April 18, 2014 07:17 PM (uxJMc)

5 Those are Scandi bunnies. Just so you know.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 18, 2014 07:18 PM (oMKp3)

6 "Breaking: Obama's a nasty little prick."

Why yes. Yes, he is.

He's that kid in class who would start shit...and then say "What! It wasn't me!"

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 07:19 PM (fAjDo)

7 Read "Into Thin Air" a few years ago. That'll cure you of a "climb Everest" fetish.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2014 07:21 PM (1Hxgp)

8 Our local community TV station used to show these really silly amateur dog competitions. The dogs were so dumb, they couldn't do the simplest things. I remember one event, where they were supposed to fish floating frisbies out of a kiddie pool. One dog just climbed in and lay down in the water. I love these offbeat animal competitions.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 18, 2014 07:22 PM (FkH4y)

9 NBC forgot to ask Michael Bloomberg about the perils of billionaires buying elections.
===========================
I guess George Soros was unavailable for comment.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2014 07:22 PM (JBggj)

10 How can you tell if a bunny is having a good time?

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 07:24 PM (8c12T)

11 Those bunnies suck. I always beat them.

Posted by: a tortoise at April 18, 2014 07:24 PM (08jH8)

12 There's good eatin' on one a those.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:26 PM (JS0vr)

13 Ehhh, what's up doc?

Posted by: Bugs at April 18, 2014 07:27 PM (nsOJa)

14 Bunnies!

Posted by: Lauren at April 18, 2014 07:29 PM (hFL/3)

15 Our doggy provides daily speed & agility training to the yard's resident bunnies!

Posted by: JeanQ at April 18, 2014 07:30 PM (82lr7)

16 Those bunny jumping people are crazy, playing with food like that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 07:30 PM (0AKks)

17 We had a pet rabbit for a while. It's impossible to guess what they are thinking. With dogs, at least you can figure out their mood. With cats you can get at least within the ballpark.

With the bunny it would just spazz out or just sit and not move even when we took it out of the cage.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 18, 2014 07:31 PM (ujux6)

18 Did those rabbits train at the Bunny Ranch?

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 18, 2014 07:31 PM (eAJwE)

19 7 Read "Into Thin Air" a few years ago. That'll cure you of a "climb Everest" fetish.
Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2014 07:21 PM (1Hxgp)


Yeah, I have an irrational fear of mountain climbing. It's irrational since I have no plans to ever climb one. It seems as if it gets really boring. The view is the same - white mountain tops. Not only do you freeze your ass off and are oxygen starved, but you get diarrhea, too.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 07:32 PM (8c12T)

20 Just took a problem raccoon out of the tanning solution, you know bunnies are much easier to skin.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 18, 2014 07:32 PM (L02KD)

21 If Mitt Romney cared about his country, those Sherpas would still be alive.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 07:32 PM (ZshNr)

22 Bunny on a spit. I wonder if that's better than corgi on a spit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 07:32 PM (HVff2)

23 Islam's Funniest Home Videos linked in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 07:33 PM (hn5v5)

24 Fuckin Koch Brothers!!!

Posted by: Mike Bloomberg at April 18, 2014 07:35 PM (nsQhi)

25 What about Obama's nasty little prick?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 18, 2014 07:35 PM (AaZet)

26
When I traveled to Berlin in the early 90s, I could not help but notice all the bunnies. There were every where you looked. A few years ago, I read about a documentary called The Bunnies of Berlin. It seems that the proliferation of bunnies is due to the wall providing a predator free sanctuary for them. So, the bunnies lived long and prospered -- at least until 1989.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 07:35 PM (8c12T)

27 "Mama, grandma smells like booze..."
"It's OK baby, grandma's still sad about losing to Jeb Bush."

Posted by: Beto at April 18, 2014 07:35 PM (/vO0r)

28 What about Obama's nasty little prick?

I think he got shot while trying to beat up some white hispanik dude.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 18, 2014 07:36 PM (82lr7)

29 Bunny on a spit. I wonder if that's better than corgi on a spit?

Corgi! Corgi! Corgi!

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:37 PM (2hTlI)

30
These government-connected socialists do live well, don't they?

I was just thinking today how all the "leaders" that call for socialism and the unfairness of capitalism and the wealth gap, sure are the wealth gappiest on top. It pays to be in the Politburo.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 07:37 PM (BrAHD)

31 A guy out here was raising rabbits for meat and his GF got upset when it was time to process them. She really didn't like the unborn bunny pops on a stick.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 18, 2014 07:37 PM (L02KD)

32 28 What about Obama's nasty little prick?

I think he got shot while trying to beat up some white hispanik dude.
Posted by: JeanQ at April 18, 2014 07:36 PM (82lr7)

I chuckled at that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 07:37 PM (HVff2)

33 Easy to be a commie...when you're rich.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2014 07:38 PM (nsQhi)

34 Don't forget about me!
Everybody always talking about Soros and Bloomberg.
I can be a left-wing billionaire fascist prick too, you know!

And I get fuckin' results!

Keystone Pipeline, you might have heard of it.

I say jump, Obama says how high.

Tom "Say My Name" Steyer

Posted by: Tom Steyer at April 18, 2014 07:38 PM (ZPrif)

35 I gotta say it.


I love this fucking blog.

Bunny competitions!

BUNNY!

COMPETITIONS!

Posted by: Kreplach at April 18, 2014 07:38 PM (Xkr8I)

36 When I traveled to Berlin in the early 90s, I could not help but notice all the bunnies. There were every where you looked. A few years ago, I read about a documentary called The Bunnies of Berlin. It seems that the proliferation of bunnies is due to the wall providing a predator free sanctuary for them. So, the bunnies lived long and prospered -- at least until 1989.

There are deer near here that swim 2 miles to get to an island where hunting is not allowed. Then when the season is over they swim back.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:39 PM (2hTlI)

37 This post is begging for some Kate Upton Easter Vids, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 07:40 PM (KgFhV)

38 Bunnies?
Long stroy short
Guys dog brings home dead bunny from neighbors back yard.
Guy cleans up bunny and puts it back in cage.
Neighbor comes over couple days later to have a beer.
Is freaking out about bunny he buried got back in cage.

Posted by: Beto at April 18, 2014 07:40 PM (/vO0r)

39 Gee, isn't it fucking hilarious how the MFM will celebrate Cankles being a grandmother now. In their world view, she's not shit right now -- they need to wait 'til the baby fetus clump of cells is born before she's actually a grandmother.

Posted by: a tortoise at April 18, 2014 07:40 PM (08jH8)

40 Is this it? Is Ace gone? I hate when he leaves without saying good bye. He should say:

Goodnight, EC!
Goodnight, fabio!
Goodnight, Nick!
Goodnight, grammie!
Goodnight, wheatie!
Goodnight, tu!
Goodnight, Mabuse!
Goodnight, mrp!
Goodnight, bitter!
Goodnight, tortoise!
Goodnight, mike!
Goodnight, bugs!
Goodnight, Lauren!
Goodnight, Jean!
etc, etc, ...

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 07:41 PM (8c12T)

41 A guy out here was raising rabbits for meat and his GF got upset when it was time to process them.

I'm curious if anyone knows how common it is to raise rabbits for food in the US. I know it used to be very common, but now?

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (2hTlI)

42 I am literally, not figuratively, the only person who gathers oysters from a certain rock formation. If I skip a year, or the weather is shitty when I get there, I get twice as many the next year.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (ZshNr)

43 I be bett'r at skinnin' a rabbit than thee!

Posted by: osha at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (hn5v5)

44 Why is every other pet rabbit named 'Taffy'?

Is it the incessant chewing?

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (KgFhV)

45
You know Hillary climbed Mt. Everest while taking sniper fire.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (BrAHD)

46 Those are really cute bunnies.

The bunnies that graze in my yard aren't cute like that.
They're rangy and wild and have long ears that stick up...but they eat the dandelions and other weeds, so it's all good.

"She's 2½ years old...and she really loves yumping."
--- Said the blonde chick at 0:58

"She really loves to yump."

Hah!

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 07:43 PM (fAjDo)

47 bunny thoughts:

*sex*
*poop*
*chew*
*cower*
*sex*
*poop*
*sex*
*run*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:43 PM (JS0vr)

48 What we need with this post is some 'taters.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee at April 18, 2014 07:43 PM (KgFhV)

49 It seems that the proliferation of bunnies is due to the wall providing
a predator free sanctuary for them. So, the bunnies lived long and
prospered -- at least until 1989.
=====

Bunnies frolicking in the minefields. I guess the fox and dogs weighed too much.

Posted by: mrp at April 18, 2014 07:44 PM (JBggj)

50 I am literally, not figuratively, the only person who gathers oysters from a certain rock formation. If I skip a year, or the weather is shitty when I get there, I get twice as many the next year.

Are you allowed to SCUBA for them? I know you have to snorkel for Abalone around here.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:44 PM (2hTlI)

51 I hate fucking bunnies.

Posted by: A Field Mouse what got bopped on the head at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (KgFhV)

52 45
You know Hillary climbed Mt. Everest while taking sniper fire.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (BrAHD)

While standing by her man dealing with a great right wing conspiracy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (HVff2)

53 "I'm curious if anyone knows how common it is to raise rabbits for food in the US. I know it used to be very common, but now?"

I have a friend who does it. Of course, she also raises pigs and chickens and quail and I think a few goats.

Posted by: Lauren at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (hFL/3)

54 http://is.gd/LmSu8W

should be pic of Baby Bigby's first birthday party

but, kindle so who knows

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (Cq0oW)

55 "Breaking: Obama's a nasty little prick."

I had read that article at the link earlier today, and I found this absolutely wonderful bit of liberal indignation in the comments section:

"Look, I know that you conservative freeloaders don't want the ride to
end. You get sick, go to the emergency room for treatment you can't pay
for and the hospital passes on the cost to people like me, whom you
despise. Why not simply admit that you want 'free stuff' when it comes
to healthcare, and frankly everything else, as you make up the majority
of the welfare rolls, get most of the foodstamps...in short are up to
your muzzles in the public trough you bleat about..except when it comes
to yourselves because well, you 'earned' your free stuff."

So, got that? Conservatives, according to this liberal, "make up the majority of the welfare rolls".

Thunderation! I've been on the wrong track all along! Why, here I had thought that my home state of Commiefornia, with 13% of the national population and one-third of the nation's welfare cases, was a liberal hellhole.

No, I'm wrong. These freeloaders infesting CA are actually... drumroll... a bunch of stealth CONSERVATIVES. Who have voted to turn California into a one-party Democratic state because, um, something something.

::: vague dismissive flapping of hands :::

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 07:45 PM (noWW6)

56 Few climb K-2. That's a serious killer mountain without Sherpas.

Everest 7.5% chance of death.

K-2 26.5% chance of death.

Annapurna 38% chance of death.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 18, 2014 07:46 PM (u82oZ)

57 We're allowed to do anything, but the oysters cling to rocks, and our beach is the one with the most boulders out on the flats, where oysters find homes of convenience.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 07:47 PM (ZshNr)

58 Of course, she also raises pigs and chickens and quail and I think a few goats.

My in-laws have a whole bunch of quail on their land. Yummy little birds, they are.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:47 PM (2hTlI)

59 tortoise it is interesting isn't it

So It's a Baby! celebrations! BABY showers, oh the fun and anticipation!
although
Hillary can turn on a dime and say It's a parasite kill it!

and no one blinks

Posted by: willow at April 18, 2014 07:48 PM (nqBYe)

60 I'm curious if anyone knows how common it is to raise rabbits for food in the US. I know it used to be very common, but now?
Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:42 PM (2hTlI)


I heard part of some NPR program. The woman said she was a writer who lived in NYC, lost her job, and decided to go off to France to learn how to raise, butcher and cook bunnies. She came back and open a restaurant in Portland where her bunny business thrived. She decided to offer a class on bunny butchering and it filled up quickly. Apparently there is a big interest in it. Then something happened where a lot of bunnies were rescued and she and other people took them and then they were sued and it was a big mess. Then I got to where I was going. The end.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 07:48 PM (8c12T)

61 While standing by her man dealing with a great right wing conspiracy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Borger's got to be married to someone in the Whitehouse for her reward nest-ce pas?

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at April 18, 2014 07:48 PM (/vO0r)

62 By "allowed", I meant "Can get away with."

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 07:48 PM (ZshNr)

63 "Yummy little birds, they are."

My sister just started raising them too. Haven't tried them yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: Lauren at April 18, 2014 07:49 PM (hFL/3)

64 K-2 26.5% chance of death.

One in four chance of death. Pass.

Annapurna 38% chance of death.

Holy crap! More than one in three!

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:49 PM (2hTlI)

65 anyway back to the grind , or in other words kitchen.

Posted by: willow at April 18, 2014 07:50 PM (nqBYe)

66 Olympus Mons: 0% chance of death

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 18, 2014 07:50 PM (30eLQ)

67 Olympus Mons: 0% chance of death

Because you can't get to it?

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 07:51 PM (2hTlI)

68 Quail are delicious. Hungarian Partridge are my favorite little bird, though.

Posted by: garrett at April 18, 2014 07:51 PM (KgFhV)

69 Mons Veneris

100% chance of fun.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (JS0vr)

70 65 anyway back to the grind , or in other words kitchen.
Posted by: willow at April 18, 2014 07:50 PM (nqBYe)

Would you toast my sammich, pretty please?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (HVff2)

71 I am a decendant of Sherpas.

Posted by: elizabeth warren at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (WCnJW)

72 "I'm curious if anyone knows how common it is to raise rabbits for food in the US. I know it used to be very common, but now?"

Even the obsessive foodies around here don't do much by way of rabbit.

I think the "pet factor" puts many off.

Actually, though, rabbits are an extremely efficient way of turning vegetable matter into healthy animal protein. They have come out on top in studies of which animals would be suitable for rearing in a self-sufficient space colony.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (noWW6)

73 where oysters find homes of convenience.

Until you kill them with butter and maybe a cracker and maybe some hot sauce you evil evil eater of stuff.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 18, 2014 07:52 PM (BrAHD)

74 54 http://is.gd/LmSu8W

should be pic of Baby Bigby's first birthday party


Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich

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He's a doll! ...Well, underneath all that icing. Heh.
That young man will be a heartbreaker someday.

Very wise to let him do that outside...that way you can hose off the highchair afterwards.

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 07:53 PM (fAjDo)

75 At least oysters don't have faces.

Unless you've seen Alice In Wonderland.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:53 PM (JS0vr)

76 I would like to be the first to assert, in a settled-sciency-kinda-way, that the avalanche on Everest was undoubtedly caused by global...uh...I mean "climate change".



And Bush.

Posted by: Al the Capitalist Whore Gore at April 18, 2014 07:53 PM (tTMRX)

77
Trust me furball, I've done a LOT of bunny-jumping.

Posted by: Hugh Hefner at April 18, 2014 07:54 PM (TIIx5)

78 You can get wabbit at French restaurants, usually in stew. C'est tres bien!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 18, 2014 07:55 PM (30eLQ)

79 Posted by: Hugh Hefner at April 18, 2014 07:54 PM (TIIx5)

Somehow, I don't think so for the last few years.

Ain't you dead yet?

They have to use carjacks to get you up and running.

They only know you're excited when you groan AND slobber.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:56 PM (JS0vr)

80 This year I hope to set a record. Three minutes from covered by seawater, attached to a rock, to sliding down my gullet with tabasco and lemon, and maybe some horseradish. I think we've done it in 5 minutes before, but this June I have a crack oyster team headed up North...

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 07:57 PM (ZshNr)

81 Rabbit Fricassee

First skin the rabbit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 07:57 PM (JS0vr)

82 I tried farming chickens but they die when planted

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at April 18, 2014 07:57 PM (/vO0r)

83 Rabbits?
Go long on Goat futures. Increasing immigration, increasing demand for goat meat. You can google it.

Posted by: Smith at April 18, 2014 07:58 PM (4+AtT)

84 I've never been hungry enough to eat Rabbit.

Hope I never have to.
But it would be easier to eat the wild, scraggly kind...rather than the cute kind, like the ones in the video.

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 07:58 PM (fAjDo)

85 Everest snowslide obviously fracking.

And Bush.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 07:58 PM (Q6g1g)

86 There used to be pretty good bunny hunting right off the 118 fwy behind Chatsworth circa 1979. An old private recreational area abandoned by Rockwell or some aerospace contractor. Remains of trap houses, target ranges evident. Running water, tho sulphureous,from springs. Bunny heaven. Not posted. Good times, good times. Now a residential development. Near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, of partial meltdown fame. No giant mutant buns, tho.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 18, 2014 07:58 PM (uopHF)

87 Everest is overly crowded with literally lines of climbers queued up during the climbing season. This increases the risk of disastrous accidents. The way up the mountain strewn with trash, empty oxygen tanks and human feces. And there's dead bodies up there too. I don't like to play the "humans have ruined mother nature card" but Everest should have been left alone after Sir Hillary climbed it.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 18, 2014 07:59 PM (LiHKo)

88

Eh, what gives, doc?

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at April 18, 2014 07:59 PM (BrAHD)

89 thanks wheatie. been quite the ride though LOL

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 18, 2014 08:00 PM (Cq0oW)

90 So does rabbit racing have the bunnies chase a stuffed greyhound around a track?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 08:00 PM (hn5v5)

91 84 I've never been hungry enough to eat Rabbit.

Rabbit is tasty, domestic better than wild. But both are good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 08:00 PM (HVff2)

92 No giant mutant buns, tho.

Ever seen a German Grey? They can get up to 22lbs, non-mutated!

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 08:01 PM (2hTlI)

93 Hey, an ONT early enough I can actually get in on! Even though I'm probably about 100, and will have to go back and read the earlier comments. Anyway, a happy and holy Passover or Easter to our Jewish and Christian Moron/ettes.

Posted by: Empire1 at April 18, 2014 08:01 PM (6jjp8)

94 I tried farming chickens but they die when planted.

Just plant the feet next time.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 08:02 PM (2hTlI)

95 So does rabbit racing have the bunnies chase a stuffed greyhound around a track?


Posted by: andy
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A little Jimmy Carter doll.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 08:02 PM (aDwsi)

96 My first girlfriend had a rabbit for a pet. It's two bottom teeth just kept growing, and wouldn't stop. You had to snip them off with a pair of dikes every so often to prevent them from growing up through the roof of the mouth & into the brain.
Guess who got that nasty job?

Posted by: shredded chi at April 18, 2014 08:02 PM (vztUc)

97 Used to go out around the fields east of Chino and Yorba Linda and shoot rabbits. Farmers were happy to let us.

Jack rabbits, coneys, hundreds of the buggers.

Used to hunt them at night it was like a scene from Gremlins.

They literally covered the ground. Just point and shoot. You'd hit something.

Lots of small hills where they nested so no worries about collateral damage.

Like a video game.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:02 PM (JS0vr)

98 This year I hope to set a record.

Ohhh man they are good fresh like that.

Nothing wrong with rabbit meat, domestic rabbits are nice and tender, taste even more like chicken than real chicken.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 18, 2014 08:04 PM (L02KD)

99 The way up the mountain strewn with trash, empty oxygen tanks and human feces. And there's dead bodies up there too.

Lots of dead bodies. So much so that when they're filming documentaries they have to plan their shots to avoid having them in the background.

Some are even well-known landmarks, like green boots guy.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 08:04 PM (2hTlI)

100 Heh heh heh.

Shhhhh! I'm hunting wabbit.

*creep* *creep* *sneak*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:04 PM (JS0vr)

101 Time to go read some of the other light weight blogs. See you morons later

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 08:05 PM (HVff2)

102 If it were truly a 'good Friday', that douchebag Hairy Reid would have suffered a fatal heart attack today!

Posted by: Dr. NO NO at April 18, 2014 08:05 PM (QQTwW)

103 We had rabbit for Easter dinner a couple times when I was a kid.

...in case you were wondering whether I was warped *before* I started hanging out with you lot...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 18, 2014 08:05 PM (SUKHu)

104 You had to snip them off with a pair of dikes ...

Tell me more.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at April 18, 2014 08:05 PM (2hTlI)

105 Our doggy provides daily speed agility training to the yard's resident bunnies!

Bunnies have nitrous.

Oddly the snowshoe hares at the upstate MN fishing cabin don't recognize my cat as a threat. She's brought home a couple of young ones. 8# kitteh mouth carrying 3#bunny like a leopard.

Lake is still frozen
http://tinyurl.com/2eey9su

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2014 08:06 PM (DL2i+)

106 Kinky bunny porn. Bunny humping a balloon.

http://youtu.be/_F3tRDLQbRA

Posted by: Buzzion at April 18, 2014 08:07 PM (qSXr2)

107 Bunnies are like dogs; they'll dry hump anything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:07 PM (JS0vr)

108 Used to go out around the fields east of Chino and Yorba Linda...

That's the one right by Placenta, right?

Posted by: bonhomme at April 18, 2014 08:08 PM (2hTlI)

109 You had to snip them off with a pair of dikes every so often to prevent
them from growing up through the roof of the mouth into the brain.

Guess who got that nasty job?

One of the lesbians I hope.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 08:08 PM (hn5v5)

110 Bunnies are like dogs; they'll dry hump anything.


Posted by: Bitter
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I've noticed that the woodchucks in the backyard never turn their backs on the bunnies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 08:09 PM (aDwsi)

111 Had rabbit once, as a gift from a local hunter. It had a fishy taste I really didn't like.

Posted by: Empire1 at April 18, 2014 08:09 PM (6jjp8)

112 86 There used to be pretty good bunny hunting right off the 118 fwy behind Chatsworth circa 1979. An old private recreational area abandoned by Rockwell or some aerospace contractor. Remains of trap houses, target ranges evident. Running water, tho sulphureous,from springs. Bunny heaven. Not posted. Good times, good times. Now a residential development. Near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, of partial meltdown fame. No giant mutant buns, tho.
Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 18, 2014 07:58 PM (uopHF)


I thought the ground was contaminated in that area.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 08:10 PM (8c12T)

113 "Tarantino is not as annoying as he usually is, and he basically uses the commentary to tell the early story of his career (he wrote, in order, True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction within a few years). It's pretty interesting, so long as you like any of those movies."

He also wrote "Natural Born Killers" during that time.

Tarantino's kind of weird about commentaries. He won't do them for his own, but he will for other people's films. He did "Hot Fuzz," "Hostel," "Switchblade Sisters," "From Dusk Till Dawn," and a couple of others.

Posted by: Synnerman at April 18, 2014 08:10 PM (IsFVF)

114 About the Everest thing. I've read that there actually is only a period of about two weeks a year that a climb to the summit is possible. As I am one of the climate 'deniers' who think we are slowly slipping into another of our regularly scheduled Ice Ages, it seems entirely possible to me that the 'window of opportunity' to scale Everest is now measured in hours, not weeks.

Perhaps the Sherpas should give Al Gore all of the benefit of the doubt he deserves, which is none. He is an insufferable asshole, full of pomp, signifying nothing other then his total disregard for actual climate science. It's a damn shame they had to lose their lives.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 18, 2014 08:11 PM (oGrEy)

115 A little further east nearer Riverside.

It's been a long time so I'm not real clear on the exact location as I didn't drive, plus I am sure where we went is probably filled with houses or something.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:11 PM (JS0vr)

116 I hope some of you were able to watch the Falcon 9 launch this afternoon. Although the weather was a concern at first, it cleared up enough to allow a launch.

It was pretty much flawless, except for a column of dirty rainwater in the flame trench that rose up and splashed the rocket at ignition. That caused a few hearts to seize up, since that has not been seen before and it looked like something had gone wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65zDaDSvIww

SpaceX also released video of the first test flight of the F9R test vehicle, sometimes knows as Grasshopper 2. It will be able to fly higher and faster than the original Grasshopper, and will be used to simulate landings of the first stage.

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

Oh, right: Today's Falcon 9 launch saw the rocket equipped with landing legs for the first time. The retrograde burn after stage separation went well, but I haven't heard anything about the landing burn. This was just a test over the ocean, not an actual attempt to recover the first stage.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 08:11 PM (sdi6R)

117 Not just Crane Lake, DaveA.
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/the-big-rink.html

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 08:12 PM (hn5v5)

118 99 -

I call b.s. on the "dead bodies laying all around" until somebody has the guts to show the video of said dead bodies instead of trying to avoid them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2014 08:15 PM (BeSEI)

119 Damn. Now the only thing between me and outer space is winning the lottery.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:15 PM (JS0vr)

120 The Sherpas are just employing economies of scale. You act like there's summit the matter with that.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:16 PM (MKpBT)

121 The retrograde burn after stage separation went well, but I haven't heard anything about the landing burn.

And just like that, a tweet from Elon:

"Data upload from tracking plane shows landing in Atlantic was good! Several boats enroute through heavy seas."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/457307742495993856

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

122 It's easy to forget that prior to becoming Agent Cockholster Q. Tarantino was a young genius....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 18, 2014 08:17 PM (TE35l)

123 Not just Crane Lake, DaveA.

1st freighter of the season just made it up the St. Lawrence to Indiana Harbor.

Posted by: DaveA at April 18, 2014 08:17 PM (DL2i+)

124 I knew I could count on you all for that... even with a sparse Friday evening crew.

Pretty sure the dykes had their own "Rabbit," though.

Posted by: shredded chi at April 18, 2014 08:20 PM (vztUc)

125 I remember a bunch of small rocky hills (maybe 80-100 ft elev. tops) that were all around out there. Surrounded by flat ground and cultivated fields.

Some had roads you could drive into from the main road and others didn't. From what the guys I was with said, the farmers pretty much couldn't cultivate up to the hills as they were too rocky. The Rabbits used them as Bunny Central and at night attacked the fields. (think they were stoop crops) so the farmers were okay with anyone driving in and shooting them. Long as you didn't leave a mess, you could camp out there for a day or so too.

That was back in '67 and I haven't been there since.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:20 PM (JS0vr)

126 I call b.s. on the "dead bodies laying all around" until somebody has the guts to show the video of said dead bodies instead of trying to avoid them.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2014 08:15 PM (BeSEI)


google/ bing it

Andy or Mat had in an ONT a few years ago

Posted by: Obama suck butholes at April 18, 2014 08:21 PM (zk/bH)

127 118 99 -

Do a basic google search. There's an estimated 200 bodies- many of which are on the main path (like "Green Boots"). Some are even used as directional indicators.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 18, 2014 08:21 PM (LiHKo)

128 Chuck Hagle or Joe Biden.

Lets debate which has more stoopid?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (zk/bH)

129 If they are going to regulate the number of ascents, would that be a man-made climb it change?

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (MKpBT)

130 True about the bodies on Everest.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (ZshNr)

131 Chuck Hagle or Joe Biden.

Lets debate which has more stoopid?

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (zk/bH)


*****

Biden is like the O-negative of stupidity- a universal stupidity donor.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:24 PM (MKpBT)

132 I call b.s. on the "dead bodies laying all around" until somebody has the guts to show the video of said dead bodies instead of trying to avoid them.

***

It's true.

There is much too much danger in trying to haul them back down. They have given nicknames to some.

There are reports of how some died with strangers by their side and, unfortunately, stories of those who died alone because other climbers were so determined to peak that they couldn't be deterred.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 08:24 PM (DmNpO)

133 True about the bodies on Everest.
Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:23 PM (ZshNr)
^^^^^^ This^^^^^^.
They cannot be retrieved as they cannot fly up there and they cannot be carried out. Just moving at that altitude takes all you got.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 08:25 PM (jucos)

134 The Sherpas only let close family members assist in a given expedition- a form of Nepaltism.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:25 PM (MKpBT)

135 128 Chuck Hagle or Joe Biden.

Lets debate which has more stoopid?
Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (zk/bH)

That's a crapton of stupid.

I vote Patty Murray (who outwitted Paul Ryan).

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 08:26 PM (Q6g1g)

136 And here is the full SpaceX webcast. Liftoff occurs at 39:59, although there are several segments showing the SpaceX factory.

There are also closeup shots of the rocket showing the retracted landing legs.

And some beautiful footage of Dragon separation near the end, taken from the second stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od-lON4bTyQ

I love how modern rockets are studded with cheap, disposable digital videocameras. I used to watch launches in the Golden Age of the 60s and 70s, and we never got to see these live rocketcam views.

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 08:27 PM (sdi6R)

137 71 I am a decendant of Sherpas.

Yea, well I'm a decedent of very scary dudes.

Oh, and unlike you, I can prove it.

Posted by: Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Genuine Viking Princess (with the papers and DNA to prove it) at April 18, 2014 08:27 PM (1mtKP)

138 Everybody says it's true. I'm saying, I need to see the video proof. Words mean nothing.

Jeez people. This is the internet. I didn't invent the rules.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2014 08:27 PM (BeSEI)

139 There are reports of how some died with strangers by their side and, unfortunately, stories of those who died alone because other climbers were so determined to peak that they couldn't be deterred.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 08:24 PM (DmNpO)


that is the thing about high mountain climbers it is almost every man for himself.

I've climbed the Grand Teton a few times but have no interest for the 8,000 meter peaks

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:27 PM (zk/bH)

140 The only thing Biden is ready to debate is how many crayons he can shove up his nose.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 18, 2014 08:28 PM (oFCZn)

141 The Nepalese consider Mount Everest sacred, and do not want it to become a graveyard. Many parents of those who have perished have asked for the bodies to be left as they were when they died, but this is against Nepalese law. As soon as a body can be reached for retrieval, it is and then is brought down for identification and burial. Those too high for retrieval will have stone tombs (called cairns) constructed around the corpses to shield them from the elements and the view of other climbers. A few corpses located on shallow ledges were rolled off to be buried in the snow below, away from the trail.

http://sometimes-interesting.com/2011/06/29/over-200-dead-bodies-on-mount-everest/

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 08:28 PM (8c12T)

142 I believe Obama is head stoop. No contest. Jarrett just hands the dope something to read.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 08:29 PM (Q6g1g)

143 There are photos, there are books. Might have to log off and visit a bookstore to find them, but I assure you that they exist.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:29 PM (ZshNr)

144 Sherpa-sherpa-sherpa

"NOAH!"

Sherpa-sherpa-sherpa

"IT'S THE LORD, NOAH"


"Riggghhht!"


Sherpa-sherpa-sherpa


"I WANT YOU TO BUILD AN ARK"


"Riggghhht! What's an ark?"

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:30 PM (MKpBT)

145 What they don't tell you about the bunny contests is that the judges eat the under-performing bunnies and mate the top performing bunnies to birth "super bunnies", .

Posted by: Thrawn at April 18, 2014 08:30 PM (WlWt+)

146 Prove Everest exists. I've never seen it. Have you?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 08:30 PM (jucos)

147 The number of bodies they can't retrieve are eventually going to add up.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (8c12T)

148 Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:22 PM (MKpBT)

Report immediately to the Chief Torturer and have your ears trimmed.

That was not punny.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (JS0vr)

149 >>What about Obama's nasty little prick?

He's running Chicago.

Posted by: Aviator at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (3rrMW)

150 Everybody says it's true. I'm saying, I need to see the video proof. Words mean nothing.

Jeez people. This is the internet. I didn't invent the rules.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2014 08:27 PM (BeSEI)


http://www.buzzfeed.com/toddvanluling/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (zk/bH)

151 Forgot to put on my question guy sock.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 08:31 PM (jucos)

152 About the Everest thing. I've read that there actually is only a period of about two weeks a year that a climb to the summit is possible

***

And from what I've read, the mountain is ripe with climbers during that period, making the climb even more dangerous.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 08:32 PM (DmNpO)

153 Bunny vid helps heal the rage of everything brought up in the posts today…

Posted by: The Poli-Bunny Hat at April 18, 2014 08:33 PM (AymDN)

154 Unless I personally see someone die on Mt. Everest, I'll consider it typical Tibetan propaganda.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (ZshNr)

155 Geez burtc, there's a whole site that's got tons of pics and stories about them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (JS0vr)

156 And from what I've read, the mountain is ripe with climbers during that period, making the climb even more dangerous.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 08:32 PM (DmNpO)


there is a window in the spring and another in the fall.

Spring has a bigger window

Posted by: a better sock at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (zk/bH)

157 "138 Everybody says it's true. I'm saying, I need to see the video proof. Words mean nothing.
Jeez people. This is the internet. I didn't invent the rules. "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iipcKGgsg_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfOKQ5A8Mtg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-nh4smWbTA

Satisfied? Or do I literally have to show them laying down, dying, and freezing to death?

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (LiHKo)

158
Oh, man, there is a video of a guy who they just left up there alive!

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (8c12T)

159 So it's "ageist" to call Hillary a Grandma?

Very well.
I will continue to call her the Bitch of Benghazi, then.

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 08:34 PM (fAjDo)

160 lord what a madhouse...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (DA9Jf)

161 My sons and I hiked Kilimanjaro, a relatively easy trek. We had three guides and 20 serphas. Mostly because everything must be hiked in and out.

Mt McKinley, which my sons did, is different. The group has to carry all it's own stuff, no help in Alaska.

Everest is simply mind boggling. The base camp is higher that the summit at Kilimanjaro.

It cost $100K for a trek.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (0FSuD)

162 Tallest Mountain I've ever climbed was Crestone Peak at 14,294 feet. It was amazing.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 18, 2014 08:36 PM (jucos)

163 Can't use the "B" word either.

The "C" word and the "D" word are okay though.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:36 PM (JS0vr)

164 http://www.buzzfeed.com/toddvanluling/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest

hmmmm ....

If I were any good at writing, I'd do a murder mystery with the body being stashed on Mt. Everest ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (qoKTg)

165 Are there any beautiful women with an interest in Mount Everest?

Posted by: Everest at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (MKpBT)

166 Mt. Everest is a RINO.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (ZshNr)

167 160 lord what a madhouse...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter

----------

Where? ....Here?

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (fAjDo)

168 Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 08:35 PM (0FSuD)

....everybody's gone serphin'.....serphin' USA......

Posted by: BignJames at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (HtUkt)

169 I'll let someone else climb mountains and jump out of perfectly good airplanes and such things as that. I call it "living precariously through others"

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (DA9Jf)

170 It would be more sensible than what's her face shoving her new husband off the cliff and then essentially saying "What Me Worry" in answer to questions about where he was.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (JS0vr)

171 Ridge In Name Only

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (ZshNr)

172 Mt. Everest guide: "Up."

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (8MjqI)

173 Still ...

May the family and friends of the dead find strength and be comforted.

May the family and friends of the missing find hope and joy ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 08:39 PM (qoKTg)

174 Where? ....Here?



Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 08:37 PM (fAjDo)


Skating Rink Hell, AKA Jellybeans, Wake Forest NC.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:39 PM (DA9Jf)

175 Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (8MjqI)

Keep moving.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:39 PM (JS0vr)

176 I shot the Sherpa. but I did not shoot the deputy.

Posted by: Everest at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (MKpBT)

177 The so called stone tombs or cairns are more like a stone wall and the body is behind it. Looks strange since you can still see the person.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 08:40 PM (8c12T)

178 I call it "living precariously through others"

I live figuratively through your peach pie baking, so if I ever do something interesting, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (qoKTg)

179 If everybody had a mountain
across the USA
then everydody'd be Sherpin'.
Sherpin' USA

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (JS0vr)

180 Boy's B-day is Sunday (he's 15) and for his B-day he got a smart phone (I got a new one and handed the old one to my daughter who handed her old one to Boy) and wanted to go skating with his pals, so here we are.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (DA9Jf)

181 Darling you...oo...oo...oo, ascend me.

Honest you do.

Posted by: Everest at April 18, 2014 08:42 PM (MKpBT)

182
I live figuratively through your peach pie baking, so if I ever do something interesting, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Adriane... at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (qoKTg)


I had to use frozen peaches before, but fresh ones should be available soon.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:42 PM (DA9Jf)

183 Skating Rink Hell, AKA Jellybeans, Wake Forest NC.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter

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

Ah.
Yeah...kids + skates + round room = all the ingredients for mayhem.

Then, if you add groups of hormonally charged teenagers in the mix, showing off for each other...yeah, madhouse.

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 08:42 PM (fAjDo)

184 This thread is very quickly going downhill.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 08:43 PM (hn5v5)

185 Arrg! Some of you need to be smacked with a whiffleball bat.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (DA9Jf)

186 wanted to go skating with his pals, so here we are.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:41 PM (DA9Jf)

Let me guess; music from the late '70's early '80's?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (JS0vr)

187 Born to be Sherpa, by Sherpenwolf

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (HVff2)

188 Evening all. Question for the Horde. Does anyone have any experience driving for rideshare services like Lyft, Uber or Sidecar? I'm contemplating doing this for side cash, and wanted to find out about how one can make doing thiw.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (ojnk6)

189 I call b.s. on the "dead bodies laying all around" until somebody has the guts to show the video of said dead bodies instead of trying to avoid them.


Posted by: BurtTC at April 18, 2014 08:15 PM (BeSEI)



Several years ago while at the doctor's office, a magazine (Smithonian?) had an article about a Chinese expedition to Everest for the express purpose of documenting the dead. There were photographs of several areas where there were dead people scattered about. The mountain is littered with corpses.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (1htQa)

190 Frozen peaches are sometimes better than the ones you can find at the grocery store.

The ones that are picked green never sweeten up.

Posted by: wheatie at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (fAjDo)

191 ....everybody's gone serphin'.....serphin' USA......

Posted by: BignJames at April 18, 2014 08:38 PM (HtUkt)

ha ha.

Funny, we are hiking up the mt with all our cool gear, etc. The serphas are running up the mt with all our shit in 10 year old sneakers.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (0FSuD)

192 I'm willing Tibet all of you that Hims gonna Lay'er.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 18, 2014 08:45 PM (ZshNr)

193 Let me guess; music from the late '70's early '80's?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:44 PM (JS0vr)



No, modern music. On now, Roar by Katie Perry, or howeverinnahell she spells her name.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:46 PM (DA9Jf)

194 Why anyone would go to a foreign country when there's perfectly good mountains here at home to fall off of or freeze to death on.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:47 PM (JS0vr)

195 *lines up Muldoon, MH and Big James, smacks them all with a whiffleball bat*



*eyeballs Lincolntf*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (DA9Jf)

196 You know what is really weird?

All those guys dead up there on Everest?

They will stay there. They don't hike down dead people.

A friend's son hiked Everest and he said the weirdest shit was walking by dead people, still frozen after 10-20 years on the mt.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (0FSuD)

197
§

Posted by: Soothsayer § at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (9lyhM)

198 *beats Everest soundly with whiffleball bat*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:49 PM (DA9Jf)

199 And here is where Sir Edmund Turnipseed changed his name after learning that an American couple had named their daughter after him, but missed the spelling.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 08:50 PM (8MjqI)

200 *shudder* some Elvyra looking teenybopper with a GnR shirt...she's gonna be a handful for somebody some day...I pity the poor fool.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:50 PM (DA9Jf)

201 Everest is not a hill to die on.

Posted by: the GOP at April 18, 2014 08:51 PM (08jH8)

202 They're up there...

https://tinyurl.com/k6npk7t

Hillary shoulda dumped Vince up there...

Posted by: tu3031 at April 18, 2014 08:52 PM (yagOO)

203 Everest is not a hill to die on.


Posted by: the GOP at April 18, 2014 08:51 PM (08jH


For you, the Gallagher mallet. *WHACK*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:52 PM (DA9Jf)

204 Lotsa eye makeup, glossy lips, leotards and a tight low cut sweater or see thru blouse?

Dry run.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:52 PM (JS0vr)

205 sock off

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:53 PM (MKpBT)

206 I didn't hike Everest, but I was named after that guy who did and I know people that wear Rolex Explorers.

http://tinyurl.com/n4bcd5u

Posted by: The Hillda Beast at April 18, 2014 08:53 PM (0FSuD)

207 201 Everest is not a hill to die on.
Posted by: the GOP at April 18, 2014 08:51 PM (08jH8

HAHAHAHA....stupid GOP.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 08:54 PM (Q6g1g)

208 Eh, y'all can kiss my crevasse!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:54 PM (MKpBT)

209 I'm craving mac-n-cheese but have none of the ingredients to make it nor do I have the packaged type.

I could drive around the corner and buy some Kraft. I could drive the 15 miles to Pollo Tropical to buy their's, which is delicious.

Or... I could sit here on my ass eating Whoppers Robin Eggs and bitch and moan.

What to do?

What to do?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 18, 2014 08:55 PM (DmNpO)

210 That sounds like too much work n' stuff.

Is there a video game?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 08:55 PM (JS0vr)

211 The Hills Have Eyes


but


The Mountain has eers.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:55 PM (MKpBT)

212 @206

Try this tinys are fucked today

http://tinyurl.com/md2cy7r

Posted by: The Hillda Beast at April 18, 2014 08:55 PM (0FSuD)

213 For those of you who are a little paranoid (NTTAWWT), and are using Firefox or Pale Moon, you might want to read:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

Toward the bottom of the page, there are instructions for turning it off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 08:55 PM (aDwsi)

214 GOP = gigantic obsolete pricks

Posted by: Seems legit at April 18, 2014 08:57 PM (Q6g1g)

215 Owww. Those whiffle bats pack a wallop. And leave a mark. I'm going to go nurse my wounds.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 18, 2014 08:58 PM (MKpBT)

216 I didn't hike Everest, but I was named after that guy who did and I know people that wear Rolex Explorers.
------------

...and, I'm going to be a granny..., assuming Chelsea doesn't take my advice and abort the thing.

On the other hand, I figure I could gather some sympathy votes if she miscarries.

Tough call.

Posted by: Hillary at April 18, 2014 08:58 PM (aDwsi)

217 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 18, 2014 08:48 PM (DA9Jf)

Jumpin Jack Sherpa

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 08:59 PM (HVff2)

218 Hillary is not only a grandma, she's a bossy grandma. So there. FYNQ.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:00 PM (Icq+V)

219 The Yeti have many legends and fuzzy pictures of Sherpas.

I hope those dudes never saw it coming.

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 09:00 PM (AO9UG)

220 sock off
I don't know. We haven't known each other very long.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 09:00 PM (hn5v5)

221 I am going to love my little Jewish Grand baby.

I guess a Baptism service won't sell?

Posted by: The Hillda Beast at April 18, 2014 09:02 PM (0FSuD)

222 well thank you MH.

I did not know that.

Seems that Firefox says they ask but if so, how come Ho Dep knows my location (incorrectly as it is) by using the IP address?

Seems there's some wiggle room as the choice can be

default allow block

I've been having trouble with the Home Depot site as they keep saying I'm somewhere I'm not and maybe this is the reason.

For what ever reason my IP address shows me being 30 miles from where I am.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:02 PM (JS0vr)

223 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:02 PM (JS0vr)

Got DSL?

Posted by: BignJames at April 18, 2014 09:04 PM (HtUkt)

224 My David Axelrod action figure is practicing switching between bwahaha and a look of I feel your pain.

Damn, he's good.

Posted by: eman at April 18, 2014 09:04 PM (AO9UG)

225 For what ever reason my IP address shows me being 30 miles from where I am.

Posted by: Bitter
------------------------

Lucky guy. Sadly, some unsuspecting poor sap will get hit by the drone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:04 PM (aDwsi)

226 You know the best thing about being the President?

I'll get to pardon Chesla's father in law!

http://tinyurl.com/mu8d9d

Posted by: The Hillda Beast at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (0FSuD)

227 224 My David Axelrod action figure is practicing switching between bwahaha and a look of I feel your pain.

Damn, he's good.

With or without lip hair?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (HVff2)

228 Bitter - Are you still using Firefox?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (aDwsi)

229 DENVER (AP) -- Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported an unspecified potential security threat and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport.

From DETROIT on EASTER SUNDAY.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (thLL8)

230 From DETROIT on EASTER SUNDAY.

Posted by: Behind
----------------

Checks calendar..., no, no...., it's still Good Friady

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:06 PM (aDwsi)

231 #222

It's usually based on doing a trace route and basing off the first address in the chain that has a known location. Typically a router at your ISP.

You can see how this works for yourself on most desktop OSes and there are apps for on most mobile OSes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trace_route

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (Icq+V)

232 Checks calendar..., no, no...., it's still Good Friady


I am *urp* quite drunk. Tanks.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (thLL8)

233 yes I am. Just because some people at Mozilla are dipshits doesn't mean that I have to suffer by using another browser that I don't want to.

After all the kerfluffle, I downloaded Chrome (I've tried it before) still didn't like it. No control no extras too bland and too much control by Google. I'm thinking about Pale Moon but really, it's just Firefox trimmed down so how am I hurting the idiots at Mozilla?

Hey, I quit Comcast, do any of you all still get cable? Comcast is far more evil than Mozilla any day of the week.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:09 PM (JS0vr)

234 nude

Posted by: Dept. Of Acuracy at April 18, 2014 09:10 PM (/vO0r)

235 Epoirs - Aside from the inconvenience of perhaps having to provide a location to a site, do you see any real downside to turning that feature OFF?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (aDwsi)

236 Grandma from hell!

http://goo.gl/9VtOQu

She shot her grandkids, was a bitch of a mother, had DID (which is fake), told her son all his life that he was a product of rape which was a lie, etc. Daughter should have moved as far away from her as possible.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (8c12T)

237 Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:07 PM (Icq+V)

I've done down load speed tests and they always show my location as 30 miles from here so I suspect it has to do with Verizon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:11 PM (JS0vr)

238 Bitter - Well, Pale Moon seems indistinguishable from Firefox..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 18, 2014 09:12 PM (aDwsi)

239 229
From DETROIT on EASTER SUNDAY.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 18, 2014 09:05 PM (thLL


You've been practicing folding space and time, haven't you?

Posted by: rickl at April 18, 2014 09:13 PM (sdi6R)

240 do any of you all still get cable?

No.

Posted by: Chief Pug at April 18, 2014 09:13 PM (8c12T)

241 Wow. Fox is showing the NV standoff, which is not over.

Looks like a lot of people are staying in NV to protect Bundy.

GOOD!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 09:14 PM (0FSuD)

242 Hey, Hammer, how's that rain? Or is it still snow?

ha ha.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 18, 2014 09:15 PM (0FSuD)

243 What they don't tell you about the bunny contests is that the judges eat the under-performing bunnies and mate the top performing bunnies to birth "super bunnies"

We know how this ends: http://youtu.be/_yww2x3bm9k

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 18, 2014 09:17 PM (0AKks)

244 Yeah. I've heard that one before. I hate trying new software that then screws up my registry.

And maybe I'm being paranoid but ever since I downloaded Chrome, Firefox has been acting weird, loading slower, not working the same on google pages. ???

I didn't uninstall Chrome and it's not loading nor any toolbars and such but still. I don't trust those buggers.

Not since I discovered that M$ has undocumented API's that the use for their programs but if you write your own and use the documented API's you can't do the same stuff or as fast.

That's why the EU weenies are going after them all the time. There's a reason. It's why the guy from Netscape (or some other competitor) got a little obsessed with M$ cause they don't play fair.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (JS0vr)

245 I'm thinking about Pale Moon but really, it's just Firefox trimmed down so how am I hurting the idiots at Mozilla?

It still sends a statement in internet usage statistics, and you get the benefit of a browser that you're used to.

(For maximum effect, disable firefox compatibility mode to make sure your browser IDs itself as not Firefox)

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (M9BzG)

246 #233

Mozilla doesn't get money from Google for Pale Moon. The installed base of Firefox is critical to their income and Pale Moon doesn't count towards that.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (Icq+V)

247 And ONT up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (JS0vr)

248 " From 1993 to 1995, Edward Mezvinsky's wife Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky served one term in Congress, and was the party's nominee for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 1998. In 2000, she was running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate when his business problems forced them to file for bankruptcy and caused her abrupt withdrawal."


How sad. A Jew and a corrupt democrat politician, and he couldn't do either one of them right.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 09:18 PM (8MjqI)

249 #233 Pale Moon has nothing to do with Firefox.
http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=24t=4163

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 09:20 PM (hn5v5)

250 ONT up.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 18, 2014 09:22 PM (M9BzG)

251 Oh. Oh. It's an Ace ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 18, 2014 09:26 PM (hn5v5)

252 #244

The primary reason MS kept APIs to themselves is they were in areas where you could easily do major damage to the system if you didn't play by the guidelines. Up until Vista it was Microsoft's policy to issue guideline by not to enforce their usage within the OS. This proved to be a disaster as far too many developers showed they simply couldn't be trusted to place stability over convenience. So, starting with Vista a lot of the guideline became enforced laws. If they had adopted this policy from Day One on NT the average quality of Windows software would have been higher, with crashes and security issues less frequent.

That went against the anything goes mentality that personified early personal computing but they had to grow up someday. The beginning of NT would have been the right time, since there was a natural divide between it and the DOS-based systems but this is a field where overextended adolescents abound.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:27 PM (Icq+V)

253 >>> . There were photographs of several areas where there were dead people scattered about. The mountain is littered with corpses.


Someone has to feed the yetis.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 18, 2014 09:34 PM (8MjqI)

254 Posted by: Epobirs at April 18, 2014 09:27 PM (Icq+V)

Then they could just not certify that code.

I'm talking about them using the secret API as a competitive advantage.

Not only did they do this to people not using their stuff but they did this to people using their programming language software. That's when I realized what they were doing.

Long story short I wrote some code that I just could not get to do what M$ code did. I tried everything read everything I could and bought lots of books and supposed api listings and could not get my code to do the same thing M$ could. They built in short cuts that only they knew were there.

And by the way, Windows was unstable for a lot of reasons among them was the architecture it was installed on and the lack of standards for drivers and the electronics themselves.

Then after years of enforcing these standards, along comes win 8 and they throw all the gui they took years building so they could lamely compete in the tablet and handheld market. leaving their desktop users in the dirt.

eff them with a dirty stick.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 18, 2014 09:43 PM (JS0vr)

255 I'm waiting until they get a helicopter that can drop me at that altitude. Or a Star Trek Transporter. Otherwise, those slightly less lazy than me can have all the glory.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at April 18, 2014 10:41 PM (77F0w)

256 Obama is a nasty little prick? Say it ain't so Joe!

I always knew he was a lying little shmuck, but "nasty little prick"--that's a new and disturbing development. I thought that Harry Reid had the "nasty little prick" department in Washington D.C. cornered,controlled and cornholed. All by his own little slimy self.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at April 18, 2014 11:43 PM (wdHk6)

257 The British Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod as a strategic adviser to Ed Miliband's 2015 campaign.

The playbook is simple: Lie as much as possible, call the white Poms racists at every opportunity, and have your side's political operatives involved with the vote tally.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at April 19, 2014 12:09 AM (q1EOg)

258 Weird that right before I came here i goggled Christopher Walken films to find True Romance so I could rent.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 19, 2014 12:58 AM (P1WNR)

259 Sarah Palin's been a grandmother for years now, but it's not a problem for her. Maybe the problem is Hillary, regardless of Chelsea's pregnancy.

And yeah, Obama's a little prick. Summarizes him quite nicely.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at April 19, 2014 05:15 AM (R+h7Q)

260 "Since by man came death....."

1st Corinthians 5:21-22

The great chorus from Handel's "Messiah."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQsbMxwhA8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 19, 2014 07:05 AM (XyM/Y)

261
Everest snowslide obviously fracking.
And Bush.
Nah! Global Warming.

Posted by: burt at April 19, 2014 10:17 AM (1+kJ5)

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