Overnight open Thread (6-5-2014)

About Those Civilian Taliban Hostages

Well they seem to be a similar type as Bergdahl - naive idealists who thought it would fun to wander around Afghanistan and that their sincerity and niceness would protect them from human predators.

Relatives describe the couple, who wed in 2011 after meeting online, as well-intentioned but naive adventure seekers.

They once spent months traveling through Latin America, where they lived among indigenous Guatemalans and where Boyle grew a long beard that led some children to call him "Santa Claus." The couple set off again in the summer of 2012 for a journey that took them to Russia, the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then finally to Afghanistan. With plans to return home in December ahead of Coleman's due date, they checked in regularly via email during their travels - expressing in their writings an awareness of the perils they faced - and toured the region, staying in hostels and their tent.

The communication abruptly ended on Oct. 8, 2012, after Boyle emailed from an Internet cafe in what he called an "unsafe" part of Afghanistan. The last withdrawals from the couple's bank account were made Oct. 8 and 9 in Kabul. Two months later, an Afghan official told the AP that the two had been abducted in Wardak Providence, a rugged, mountainous Taliban haven.

...They really and truly believed that if people were loved and treated with respect that that would be given back to them in kind," said Linda Boyle, Boyle's mother. "So as odd it as it may seem to us that they were there, they truly believed with all their heart that if they treated people properly, they would be treated properly."

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Geraghty: Why Most Women Should Cut Themselves Some Slack

There is a booming industry of authors and pundits - mostly successful women - assessing other women's abilities to balance work and everything else: "Lean In." "The Confidence Gap." "Knowing Your Value." "The Tiger Mom." "Thrive." Sometimes the theme is subtle, sometimes it's explicit: American women, you're doing it wrong! Read my book to learn how to do it right!

I am speaking broadly, and generalizing when I make this next statement: Men do worry about this sort of thing, but they don't talk about it. They're generally less likely to obsess about it, and/or publicly beat themselves up about it. There are not nearly as many bestsellers about the struggles of working fathers, magazine covers asking "Can Men Have It All?", daddy blogs with passionate arguments and comments sections aflame, etc. For the most part, for better or worse, men get up and go to work and just deal with it. Any choice they make is going to have trade-offs. They will probably never be the workers they want to be and the spouse they want to be and the father they want to be, and the friend they want to be and all of the other roles simultaneously. That last word is important.

Working moms, trust me. Most of you are doing just fine. You're doing better than you think. Stop letting immensely wealthy women make you feel like you're not living your life correctly!

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Classic Classifieds

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Chuck Schumer Doesn't Know What Jefferson Thought or Wrote

But has no problem speaking for him.

"I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what's being proposed here, he'd agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute," Mr. Schumer said.

Australia: The Rules Have Changed

You will not make Australia home.

The rules have changed. Check the facts.

Anyone seeking to illegally enter Australia by boat will never make Australia home.

It is the policy and practice of the Australian Government to intercept any vessel that is seeking to illegally enter Australia and safely remove it beyond our waters.

People who travelled to Australia by boat without a visa will not end up in Australia; they have been sent for processing in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

They won't be able to work, and could be waiting a long time for their claim to be processed.

Australia has the toughest border protection measures ever. The Australian Government has announced that no temporary or permanent protection visas will be granted to anyone who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa until further notice.

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Human Rights Watch Doesn't Understand Terrorism, Islam

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, is a prolific tweeter. And as with most policymakers, analysts, and activists who expound on Twitter, often their tweets can provide windows into their minds more illuminating than carefully edited essays.

Alas, from this recent tweet, it appears that Roth doesn't really understand terrorism. He opines, in twitterese, "Abusive #Nigeria army is big part of why we have Boko Haram. Leahy Law key to ensure US aid doesn't reinforce abuse." Now, don't get me wrong: Nigeria is an extraordinarily corrupt country and its army is often dysfunctional. Nor is the Nigerian army by any means a paradigm of human rights.

But even if the Nigerian army is complicit in human rights abuses, Boko Haram doesn't exist as a protest against the army. It exists because of the influence of Saudi-funded preachers who have for decades sought to introduce radical theological interpretations into Western Africa and elsewhere in the world, some of which have taken root. The speech by Boko Haram leader Abubakr Shekau, which I have previously written about and in which he justified his kidnapping of the still-missing Nigerian school girls, is quite illuminating. It is at once a rant against Christianity, a call for the re-institution of slavery and what in Shekau's mind would be a perfect Islamist order, and finally a general condemnation of both democracy and the West.

Perhaps if the Nigerian army had been just a bit nicer Boko Haram wouldn't have had to kill all those people and sell those girls into sex slavery.

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How Bad Kitty Litter Ruined Our Most Successful Nuclear Waste Storage Site

Lesson from this debacle:

1. Always follow directions when storing your nuclear waste

2. Always stick with scoopable, clay-based kitty litter from reputable brands.

3. Anything that's labeled 'Green' sucks, is expensive, and may render entire areas unihabitable or possibly all three.

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Also: Why You Should Hold Off Giving any Money to the Humane Society and the ASPCA

Any money you give them now will just go to paying off their millions in lawsuit claims after being found guilty of attempting to frame the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus with animal cruelty over 14 years.

Secret Service Wants Software to Detect Snark and Sarcasm

The Secret Service is currently using FEMA Twitter analytics currently, according to Donovan, adding that the sarcasm feature is a very minute.

"Our objective is to automate our social media monitoring process. Twitter is what we analyze. This is real time stream analysis. The ability to detect sarcasm and false positives is just one of 16 or 18 things we are looking at. We are looking for the ability to quantity our social media outreach," he told The Washington Post. "We aren't looking solely to detect sarcasm."

Tech experts, however, note that anti-snarky software is not currently available.

"We are not currently aware of any automated technology that could do that (detect sarcasm). No one is considered a leader in that," Jamie Martin, a data acquisition engineer at Sioux Falls, SD based Bright Planet, told CBS News while rolling his eyes and making a jack-off motion.

I may have added a little to the quote in order to assist in the testing of SnarkDetect beta 0.17.

How to Do Visual Comedy

Or how American comedies have gotten visually lazy.

Scientists: Like What's Up With Sun?

Sun God is...unsettled.

The sun has been acting strangely of late, prompting some solar physicists to suggest that once current sunspot activity peaked, which appeared to happen last fall, it could tank and remain that way for several decades.

A prolonged period with few or no spots would have a slight, temporary cooling effect on Earth's climate and a general calming effect on space weather, which would be good news for astronauts and satellites.

...But as cautious as scientists were in 2009, when they first raised the possibility of a looming so-called grand minimum, those earlier suggestions have given way to shrugs of "who knows?"

It's not for lack of trying to understand Earth's host star, say solar physicists attending the June meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Boston. But it's been hard. Some of the evidence that researchers pointed to in suggesting the coming of a grand minimum has vanished. Also, only in the past four years have sun-watchers had the tools to dig deep into the underlying mechanisms driving sunspot cycles.

And if one looks far enough into the past, at least one solar maximum in the past 100 years has been as lackluster as the current one.

If a prolonged dearth of sunspots lies ahead, researchers would be hard pressed to predict it because they don't know what the run-up to a grand minimum looks like. None of the tools in space or on Earth today were available between the mid-1600s and the early 1700s, when the sun went through the Maunder Minimum.

'YMCA' Performance banned at School

Can you guess the reason why?

11 Celebrities Who Were Secretly Badasses

Also including Walt Disney's last words.

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Celebrities and Their Pr0n Doppelgangers

I guess it's true that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world...of porn.

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Eyebrow Transplants

Sure why not.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by the beaches of Normandy - then and now:

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1 Hi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:29 PM (HVff2)

2 ONT!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 10:30 PM (ojnk6)

3 I'm back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:30 PM (HVff2)

4 Yo.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 10:30 PM (90CAH)

5 not first!?!?!?!

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:31 PM (bBtob)

6 Greetings !!!!

Posted by: Extremely grumpy momma bear at June 05, 2014 10:31 PM (IT7lg)

7 "I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill
of Rights, on what's being proposed here, he'd agree with it. He would
agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute," Mr. Schumer said.

No. He's probably saying "who's this asshole?"

Posted by: tu3031 at June 05, 2014 10:31 PM (yagOO)

8 Dammit, I post something and the thread moves.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 10:32 PM (Vutl+)

9 Evening morons. Still waiting on Son of Crank. Hope the rest of you are well.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 05, 2014 10:32 PM (R+XDI)

10 hi Misanthropic Humanitarian how ya doin

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:33 PM (bBtob)

11 ONT Compliance Pic

That's a Peugeot .. is she in France?

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/474633102803755010

Posted by: kbdabear at June 05, 2014 10:34 PM (aTXUx)

12 I wanted to be first! I'm in danger, seriously, of having heart attack.
I went to dr yesterday & BP was at stroke level. She sent me for labs & called around noon to tell me sodium level is dangerously low & I should go to ER.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:34 PM (gjOCp)

13 Another Car Related ONT Compliance Pic

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/474635122118242304

Posted by: kbdabear at June 05, 2014 10:35 PM (aTXUx)

14 *The sun has been acting strangely of late, prompting some solar physicists to suggest that once current sunspot activity peaked, which appeared to happen last fall, it could tank and remain that way for several decades.*

Ra, Belenus, Helios are all fickle gods.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 05, 2014 10:35 PM (WlWt+)

15 Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:33 PM (bBtob)

Northern MN yielded many walleyes. Gone 6 days no tv, radio, pc, printed news. Much it my chagrin TFG fucked up once again while I was gone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:36 PM (HVff2)

16 I ate Wise Cheese Doodles & stopped drinking as much water instead of going to ER.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:36 PM (gjOCp)

17 Tori Black.

Now that's a whore.

Posted by: garrett at June 05, 2014 10:36 PM (BTaVs)

18 Western infidels wandering around the bad spots of Afghanistan.

What could go wrong?

Everything.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 05, 2014 10:37 PM (0qiZ3)

19 Boobs - They're for hiding kittehs too

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/474643017518051328

Posted by: kbdabear at June 05, 2014 10:37 PM (aTXUx)

20 Wonder if the wanderers voted for Obama and their hope and change is now a shade disillusioned?

Posted by: Never at June 05, 2014 10:37 PM (hRV3r)

21 Yeah, men are less likely to "obsess" about getting everything done, but they're also not the ones who get the stink-eye when something (kid's contribution to class party, house cleaning, dinner, etc) isn't done.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at June 05, 2014 10:38 PM (ggKHU)

22 Carol OMG! are you okay now? please don't die on us

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:38 PM (bBtob)

23 OMG Carol good luck and take care of yourself. Prayers sent.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 05, 2014 10:39 PM (Q8vlx)

24 Carol. Wtf?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:39 PM (HVff2)

25 What Carol?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 05, 2014 10:39 PM (0qiZ3)

26 Hi Chenjeff, MWNP, MH, Crank & everyone else.

Where did you go Misanthropic Humanitarian?

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:39 PM (gjOCp)

27 Evening Morons.

We piss anyone off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 05, 2014 10:41 PM (GEICT)

28 So.. camel fuckers? Is that what we're talkin' about?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2014 10:41 PM (b/lt+)

29 Hi Chenjeff, MWNP, MH, Crank & everyone else.

Where did you go Misanthropic Humanitarian?
Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:39 PM (gjOCp)

*******
Evening Carol. A return to the Doc if not following their advice and hitting the ER is in order. Please do so, tonight or tomorrow. That's nothing to mess with.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 10:41 PM (ojnk6)

30 Carol you're stressin me out here. Think of your roses. What would your roses do without you? Don't die on us

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:42 PM (bBtob)

31
I think that couple's families failed them by not teaching them that there are bad bad people out there. I shouldn't be surprised. Look how many assholes take murders paroled from prison into their home and end up dead.

I think all these Rights groups are useless and nothing but commie fronts. Of particular uselessness is the brit group Reprieve. I wonder how many people they get killed by their rally bad advocacy and legal advice.

Posted by: Pug Jihad at June 05, 2014 10:42 PM (iH7vL)

32 Does it make me a bad person that I don't really feel sorry for that stupid naive couple? I really just want to slap them. I just don't suffer fools anymore.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at June 05, 2014 10:42 PM (/IQip)

33 Sorry, but I don't feel anything for those two idiots who took off to see the Taliban, trying to make friends. They can live put the rest of their miserable lives pretending to be in the 7th century. Live action role play!


Getting them sprung means more jihadis going home.


Fuck that.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (doBIb)

34 28 So.. camel fuckers? Is that what we're talkin' about?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2014 10:41 PM (b/lt+)

Camel toe? Camel falatio?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (HVff2)

35 Always forgotten

Posted by: Zombie George Mason at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (TETYm)

36 Yeah... If the doctor tells you to hit the ER, you should probably do that. We'll be here in the gray boxes tomorrow.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (ggKHU)

37 I shall even unlurk to join the throng urging carol to be very damn careful.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (UMsIr)

38
On a brighter note, only six people have been shot in the ass in Chicago the month of June so far...

Posted by: Pug Jihad at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (iH7vL)

39 I was there in February & they did a heart test & everything was fine. I didn't feel weird, faint, or weak.

There have been times when I have been so upset I can feel BP rushing in my head, but had none. I ate things with lots of salt today. Dr wants me to go get new blood test Monday.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:44 PM (gjOCp)

40 Carol,
my god you're courting a stroke please get something done we love you here and don't want you to die.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman at June 05, 2014 10:44 PM (GKF3X)

41 Carol you are instructed to go to the doctor forthwith

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:45 PM (bBtob)

42 33 Sorry, but I don't feel anything for those two idiots who took off to see the Taliban, trying to make friends. They can live put the rest of their miserable lives pretending to be in the 7th century. Live action role play!


Getting them sprung means more jihadis going home.


Fuck that.
Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 10:43 PM (doBIb)

Yeah, what he said

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:46 PM (HVff2)

43 Carol! What was your level, did they tell you?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 05, 2014 10:46 PM (R+XDI)

44 You know that while the Bergdahl becoming a terrorist news was happening, so was other news:

http://tinyurl.com/mzbwnw8

U.S. has been meeting with Hamas for months. You know, the terrorists... the ones we don't negotiate with.

Well, most of the time.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 10:46 PM (BZAd3)

45 Carol that's why they call high b/p the silent killer. please get something done pronto!

Posted by: Fourth Horseman at June 05, 2014 10:46 PM (GKF3X)

46 What was your BP Carol? I just spent 6 hours in the ER with mom a few weeks ago if you recall for the same thing.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at June 05, 2014 10:47 PM (/IQip)

47 anyway, not as bad as a stroke, but my house is seriously harshing my mellow
I have an unexplainable puddle of water in my basement
I have a chimney with bad mortar and water damage on the wall near my chimney near my house
and the chimney isn't exactly vertical
and a leaky dishwasher
and a broken lawnmower

so yeah, no vegas meetup for me, i'm spending all my money on my stupid house

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:47 PM (bBtob)

48
The story behind those 3 lefty assholes who were in IRan was that they were doing what is called "extreme hiking" -- deliberately going into dangerous areas. So, they deliberately crossed into Iran thinking they would not get caught and if they did, their America hating would protect them from death sentences. It did but a couple of million dollars in bribes and 2 years in prison did.

Posted by: Pug Jihad at June 05, 2014 10:48 PM (iH7vL)

49 Crank.. Blessings to you and the wife and Jr.to be...

I assume with your profession you have some of the best folks on top of this.. just be patient and let nature take her course..

When my daughter was born, we could still smoke in the waiting room!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2014 10:48 PM (b/lt+)

50 I'm fine as far as pulse rate goes. I used to go to aerobics everyday & sometimes did two classes in a row before I hurt neck. I remember how to take pulse.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:48 PM (gjOCp)

51 Carol, prayers sent.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 05, 2014 10:48 PM (vvk2F)

52 Chemjeff bummer man sorry to hear.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 05, 2014 10:48 PM (HVff2)

53 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 05, 2014 10:49 PM (KCxzN)

54 Good evening, good people. And Elder Gods.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 05, 2014 10:49 PM (aCA0H)

55 Joining the voices telling Carol to go to the ER!

Posted by: Lauren at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (ejehg)

56 And the Great Old One rises...
http://tinyurl.com/lbgrumj

This is what happens when you use organic kitty litter
http://tinyurl.com/lskd6ce

And how the Horde views an alien invasion
http://tinyurl.com/lmakala

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (0qiZ3)

57 54
Good evening, good people. And Elder Gods.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 05, 2014 10:49 PM (aCA0H)

and even the younger gods

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (bBtob)

58 Carol, your pulse has nothing to do with your BP. Go to the god damned ER.

Posted by: Tammy at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (NmRGS)

59 Walt Disney's last word were....Snake Plissken.


"I thought you were taller...."


Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (doBIb)

60 Thank you all for prayers. Doctor wants me to get new blood test Monday, not tomorrow.
I told her I wasn't going to ER & my older brother lives downstairs & he would hear if i fell. I did go tell him to listen more than usual.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:51 PM (gjOCp)

61 Walt Disney's last words?

"Oh Minnie that feels so good"

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:51 PM (bBtob)

62 Carol - Hie thee to ER, damnit. Don't treat this casually.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 05, 2014 10:52 PM (aDwsi)

63 Also, while you were watching the squirrel, Kerry was visiting our staunchest ally in the Middle East - Lebanon:

http://tinyurl.com/oposfp5

Where he was meeting with Hezbollah, you know, the terrorists. The ones who blue up almost four hundred marines. The ones we don't negotiate with...

Most of the time.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 10:52 PM (BZAd3)

64 I always knew in my heart Kurt Russell was a badass but Mel Brooks? Never would have guessed that one in a million years.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 10:52 PM (6vgaL)

65 blew up... obviously.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (BZAd3)

66 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (T1005)

67 Extreme Hiking, is that what they are calling it now

Posted by: Jean at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (TETYm)

68 Your older brother will not hear your brain swell, nor will he hear you go into a coma or have a seizure in bed.

Posted by: Tammy at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (NmRGS)

69 Carol: You be vigilante, we don't want anything happening to you. Take care.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (Q8vlx)

70 "I wanted to be first! I'm in danger, seriously, of having heart attack.
I went to dr yesterday BP was at stroke level."

Carol, there are little automated home blood pressure testers now. Under fifty bucks. Get one. Anyone who is in fragile health or has any sort of a cardiovascular issue should be able to track this stuff for themselves.

"She sent me for
labs called around noon to tell me sodium level is dangerously
low I should go to ER."

You should. Perhaps you should also chug a glass of salted water beforehand.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (noWW6)

71 >>> Sorry, but I don't feel anything for those two idiots who took off to see the Taliban, trying to make friends.

Yeah, but I feel a little sorry for the baby. Nobody should be punished for having stupid parents.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (90CAH)

72 yeah Carol but if you fall you bump into things and hit body parts into hard solid surfaces

I hope it is all nothing

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (bBtob)

73 That couple did not have enough fairy tales read to them when they were kids.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 10:53 PM (z/Ubi)

74 Buzzion they had the wrong kind of fairy tales told to them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 05, 2014 10:54 PM (0qiZ3)

75 ok gonna head home now, after watching the Cardinals blow another game vs. the f'n Royals

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:55 PM (bBtob)

76 And how the Horde views an alien invasion
http://tinyurl.com/lmakala
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 05, 2014 10:50 PM (0qiZ3)

I'll take door No. 3, please.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (BZAd3)

77 Okay, had lunch today at popular local barbecue joint, 12 Bones. Lest any Texans labor under some misapprehension, that means pork.

Anyhow, took a cellphone snap of their sign out front:
http://tinyurl.com/oh8q9ka

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (aDwsi)

78 Carol,
don't make me get on a bus. I will come up there and drag your little butt to the doctor if I have to...

Posted by: shredded chi at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (aCA0H)

79 *taunts happy-fun ball*

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (z/Ubi)

80 Home again, home again.

Evening fappers and fappettes.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (Pvcl5)

81 Carol, if I were in your shoes, I would probably just self-medicate with bourbon until I felt better. But seriously, you should probably listen to the other morons. Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 10:57 PM (90CAH)

82 I always knew in my heart Kurt Russell was a badass but Mel Brooks?

Knew about Mel Brooks. Ted Knight did the same thing.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 05, 2014 10:57 PM (yagOO)

83 79 *taunts happy-fun ball*
Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 10:56 PM (z/Ubi)


Soon.

Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at June 05, 2014 10:57 PM (pAlYe)

84 Okay.. as good a time as any to post this. There is a horror convention in Kansas City called Crypticon. This year it is August 15,16 and 17. I went the last two years and had a freaking blast. If you are into that sort of thing I thought it would be a great opportunity for a moron meetup. If you live in the area let me know if you would like to get together.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at June 05, 2014 10:58 PM (/IQip)

85 Knew about Mel Brooks. Ted Knight did the same thing.
Posted by: tu3031 at June 05, 2014 10:57 PM (yagOO)

*******
Found out a while ago what a big badass Mr. Rogers was. A giant brass pair on that guy.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (ojnk6)

86 Good evening, Horde. I knit a cashmere sock today.

I decided years ago that the ASPCA would never get a penny of my money. They used, in a commercial airing post-2002, footage from the 60s of a man clubbing a seal. Footage which any Canadian kid has seen; the man was wearing green work clothes and completely within his rights to club the seal at the time. It is no longer legal, hasn't been for years, and the ASPCA knows this. Jerks.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (N/cFh)

87 I'm with you jewells. Sick to death of stupid fucking people who go places they know are dangerous and expect us to bail them out with our brave servicemen. They aren't worth the effort. Survival of the fittest you stupid asshats. If you thought handing out Tootsie Pops and Coca-Cola was going to make nice you deserve what you get.

I do not suffer fools.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (6vgaL)

88 Those two girls don't even look alike.


But the real question about the walkabout tourists in Taliban land is, what were they doing for money?

Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:00 PM (wIrIT)

89 C Crank, 125 was rate, she said 136 is low in normal range. She wasn't surprised that I wouldn't go to ER. I used to see another NP in that office for 9 years & for past 3 she she's asked me to stop wearing as much perfume.

When I went in February it was brutally cold out, I have fur coat & wore it. Instead of wearing a regular sweater that is in closet that might be tainted by perfume I wore a sweatshirt & zero perfume. I left coat & scarf with receptionists.

She must smell hair conditioner or something else. Said I gave her a migraine & to see someone else.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:01 PM (gjOCp)

90 Carol , high BP is very serious .
I agree with the Horde ....don't wait to treat it

Posted by: Extremely grumpy momma bear at June 05, 2014 11:01 PM (IT7lg)

91 So here's the idea...

Doppelganger porn!

We'll make thousands!

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 11:01 PM (BZAd3)

92 88 Those two girls don't even look alike.


But the real question about the walkabout tourists in Taliban land is, what were they doing for money?
Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:00 PM (wIrIT)


Close enough for porn.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 11:01 PM (z/Ubi)

93 Footage which any Canadian kid has seen


Seared into my memory like Jengis Khan.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (doBIb)

94 93 Footage which any Canadian kid has seen


Seared into my memory like Jengis Khan.
Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (doBIb)
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Did you see the commercial? Also hi EC!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (N/cFh)

95 I shit you not, but when I was in Hawaii, the wife and I sat outside a shop and there was a guy on a payphone next to us arranging to hire a boat to smuggle himself into Australia.

And/or scam money out of someone he kept referring to on the phone as "New Father-in-law." One of the two.

The wife and I sat there for quite some time (we had just gotten some shaved ice and were eating it) and the conversation went on for hours.

I laughed when we left and said "Australia isn't like the US, it's hard to sneak into."

Wife had a standard debrief when she got back and the security guys said "did you witness anything unusual?" And she said "now that you mention it, I thought this was the weirdest thing I've seen in a long time..."

They looked at her and said "uhh..OK, well at least you're honest I guess."

Like I said, could have been real, could have been a scam on the guy on the other end of the line (but starting a scam with "I'm a convicted felon, I can't get a visa for Australia is probably not the best idea.)
Frankly, I didn't care to figure out which, I checked my pocket for my wallet and made sure my wife's purse was still locked and moved on after the ice cream (anytime something odd happens around me, I check for my wallet.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 7 months! at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (HDwDg)

96 I filled prescription but real problem is not BP, BP was caused by low sodium levels. Cheese Doodles have tons of sodium in them.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:03 PM (gjOCp)

97 40 Carol,
my god you're courting a stroke please get something done we love you here and don't want you to die.

Posted by: Fourth Horseman at June 05, 2014 10:44 PM (GKF3X)



I think everyone who reads the news here is courting a stroke.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:03 PM (Vutl+)

98 Holy shit! Global warming is affecting the sun too.

Stop driving your car! Right Fucking Now!

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 11:04 PM (BZAd3)

99 (we had just gotten some shaved ice and were eating it) and the conversation went on for hours.

SHAVE ICE...(sorry)

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 05, 2014 11:05 PM (u8GsB)

100 94 93 Footage which any Canadian kid has seen


Seared into my memory like Jengis Khan.
Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (doBIb)
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Did you see the commercial? Also hi EC!
Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at June 05, 2014 11:02 PM (N/cFh)




It was so very long ago.....


I remember a man coming up to a seal and it looks up at him and gets the first blow. It cries out and then the guy starts giving it the Lizzy Borden treatment. That's about it.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:05 PM (doBIb)

101 Cth,
since you're here, I'll throw this out there -
Your little buddy had a full on spa day. I gave him a bath with the expensive shampoo the ex left behind, cut his nails (a pawdicure?), walked & let him sniff a couple new dogbutts, & put the drops of heartworm/flea meds on his back.

He is now lying in the window showing the world the balls he hasn't had since he was four months old. But, he's proud - I guess that's what matters.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 05, 2014 11:05 PM (aCA0H)

102 Also, hi Gingy!

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:05 PM (doBIb)

103 Thank you, D Lamp.
I wish I didn't bring it up.

I would really love to know what other world leaders have said about SCOAMT's latest stunt!

Has anyone heard one say?

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:06 PM (gjOCp)

104 "Extreme hiking" is that what the kids call shopping for a new drug supplier now a days?

Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:06 PM (wIrIT)

105 Carol...do you keep any Hawthorne around?

Hawthorne is an old tried and true remedy for blood pressure spikes.

I love salty foods, and sometimes overdo it.
So I've learned that I can take some Hawthorne and it will quickly counteract the effects of too much salt...and bring my BP right down.

The best version of it for this, is a Hawthorne Extract, in liquid form.
It's nice to have some on hand for emergency situations.

I get mine from a site called Wise Woman Herbals.
**Click my name for a linky to see it.

You can also get Hawthorne in capsule form at most places that have vitamins.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:06 PM (XaGbp)

106 watching cspan nsa/fisa hearing and rockefeller has the gaul to say...

"nobody in government makes any money."

he lives in a bubble.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 05, 2014 11:07 PM (DQv5l)

107 I would really love to know what other world leaders have said about SCOAMT's latest stunt!


I imagine they're all shaking their heads saying "who is this idiot?"

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:07 PM (doBIb)

108 carol

be careful!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 05, 2014 11:07 PM (u8GsB)

109 *taunts happy-fun ball some more*

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 11:08 PM (z/Ubi)

110 Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (N/cFh)

ASPCA waffles in all directions on animal research.
Claims to be OK with it (for serious conditions) then sets a high bar.

Not a fan.
Not a fan.

Well horde, bed time.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 7 months! at June 05, 2014 11:08 PM (HDwDg)

111 Love those French car names

Pew JOE

Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:08 PM (wIrIT)

112 So Pop is in the hospital again. Eldest Daughter called me last night to tell me he had a heart attack and fell, the life alert brought the rescue squad to the house and they shipped him to the cardio unit in Gainesville where they found out that he also has pneumonia. He's 83, so that's a real concern.


He thinks he is in the hotel in Biloxi, he's pissed at the waitresses (nurses) because they won't bring him any wine and he wants to see the manager because his bed is too small and hard. Also he's pissed at my daughters because they won't take him downstairs to the casino.


I'm hearing he's also broke, it looks like his new pals have cleaned him out...as expected. But now it looks like they can get him declared incompetent (at least for a little while) so Eldest Daughter's POA kicks in so she can get a clear idea of what's going on.


And so I sit...waiting to see if I have to go to Florida again...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:09 PM (6fyGz)

113 Hello. ONT people...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:10 PM (F+ejO)

114 Oh, and he keeps telling Eldest Daughter that the "rough boys" broke into his house, beat him up and threw him in the back of the van and that's how he ended up in the hotel in Biloxi.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:10 PM (6fyGz)

115 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:09 PM (6fyGz)

Yikes, I feel for you man.

We've managed to avoid getting MIL declared incompetent, but only because we have FIL to manage the money and our incredible persuasive abilities to handle everything else.

Do not want to go through that process.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 7 months! at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (HDwDg)

116 103 Thank you, D Lamp.
I wish I didn't bring it up.

I would really love to know what other world leaders have said about SCOAMT's latest stunt!

Has anyone heard one say?

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:06 PM (gjOCp)


I'm serious. I have never been so prone to rage as I get reading stuff here. (Which I do because you can't find it on the regular media sources.)


I think I know exactly how you feel. I just have to stay away sometimes.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (Vutl+)

117 If they want to change the first amendment, first change the part where it allows Democrats, socialists, fascists, and monarchists to plot and plan to undermine the Constitution. Exclude them, they ain't covered and can be put up and shot.

Also put in a clause saying that any faith that demands death for leaving it is not covered either. That brand of Islam (99.9999% of the world's version of islam) is illegal. If you have to kill someone who thinks you're full of shit, maybe you're full of shit.

Leave that for 20 years before trying anything else out

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (p4vr9)

118 GGE, that's terrible. I hope your dad makes a full recovery and finds those bastards who conned him.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (doBIb)

119 I know that people just looove to predict things...

But when predicting something like the Behavior of the Sun...I think you would have to be privy to a lot more data than what we now have.

Think in terms of about a million years.
Then, you might have a chance at making a 'calculated prediction'.

Looking at a few thousand years of data, when you're attempting to make a planetary prediction...seems like a foolish thing to do.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:12 PM (XaGbp)

120 My brother lives downstairs, we have door so I van go in his house or vice versa w/o going outside. I'm just not supposed to do anything strenuous. I can't so that's not an issue.

If he thought I didn't look right or odd, he would have taken me to ER. I went downstairs to tell him. He's known me all my life & wasn't concerned.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:12 PM (gjOCp)

121 I'm more than just a little tired of stupid people being described as naive. Naive is a 7 year old that gets nipped by the neighbor's cranky old dog. Wandering around around a war zone is fucking stupid at best, usually suicidal. Jounalistic poofery spins me up.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at June 05, 2014 11:13 PM (DKf9v)

122 Sorry GGE.. prayers are with you and your dad.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at June 05, 2014 11:13 PM (/IQip)

123
I imagine they're all shaking their heads saying "who is this idiot?"

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:07 PM (doBIb)



If they aren't laughing their asses off I'm a monkey's uncle. Not since Jimmy Carter has such an utterly humiliating person embarrassed the country.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:13 PM (Vutl+)

124 I see a camel with one hump and I can't help thinking that it needs another hump...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at June 05, 2014 11:14 PM (TfdkD)

125 Here's a question I was wondering -- how many people actually make their living in conservative media?

I have no idea. FoxNews alone must have a several hundred people. A hundred or two in talk radio. No idea how many bloggers make a living at it. Add up the staffs of Blaze, DailyCaller, Breitbart, etc, etc.

I'm guessing a few thousand, but no idea.

Every city has some local talk radio. That probably really adds up.

Could it possibly hit 10k? Hard to see that. But I'm just guessing.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 05, 2014 11:14 PM (ZPrif)

126 That Ann Barnhardt column articulated what I have been thinking for a while.

"Protect yourself at all times."

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at June 05, 2014 11:15 PM (V70Uh)

127 If they aren't laughing their asses off I'm a monkey's uncle. Not since Jimmy Carter has such an utterly humiliating person embarrassed the country.


I also imagine most of them are saying all sorts of not-nice racist things too. Euro racists are some of the worst.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:15 PM (doBIb)

128 117 If they want to change the first amendment, first change the part where it allows Democrats, socialists, fascists, and monarchists to plot and plan to undermine the Constitution. Exclude them, they ain't covered and can be put up and shot.


Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (p4vr9)



Once again I find myself enjoying your commentary.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:15 PM (Vutl+)

129 124 I see a camel with one hump and I can't help thinking that it needs another hump...
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at June 05, 2014 11:14 PM (TfdkD)


So do jihadis.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 11:15 PM (z/Ubi)

130 I guess it's true that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world...of porn.

If I do, that's one sick fetish.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 05, 2014 11:16 PM (0AKks)

131 I guess it's true that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world...of porn.

A little more time consulting Flickr would have yielded closer matches for nearly half the comparisons, although that's judging on the presented image pairs alone, since many of those celebrities aren't familiar to me.

Posted by: Too lazy to link my porn blog at June 05, 2014 11:16 PM (wu/TK)

132 So, driving home today, heard my fucking CiC on the radio. They played the part of his speech about "leave no one behind." Except the teleprompter specifically said, "leave no one who wears the uniform of this country behind," or something similarly awkward. They are going out of their way to avoid comparing this to Benghazi. Good God, I am pissed.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:16 PM (90CAH)

133 GGE, that's terrible. I hope your dad makes a full recovery and finds those bastards who conned him.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:11 PM (doBIb)


Father in law, actually, and we know exactly who and where they are. Problem is, he was of sound mind when he gave them the tools they needed to clean him out.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:18 PM (6fyGz)

134 Can I just say, that's a buttload of content?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (N/cFh)

135 Except the teleprompter specifically said, "leave no one who wears the uniform of this country behind," or something similarly awkward.


And that Marine in the Mexican jail?


Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (doBIb)

136 So, driving home today, heard my fucking CiC on the
radio.


Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:16 PM (90CAH)


so glad I retired when I did...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (6fyGz)

137 Here's my nightly hail and farewell Horde. Sleep well and enjoy your Friday!

Posted by: joncelli at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (/AYWV)

138 And that Marine in the Mexican jail?


Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (doBIb)

*****

This.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (ojnk6)

139 >>> And that Marine in the Mexican jail?



My only guess is that he wasn't wearing his uniform when he accidentally headed south.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (90CAH)

140 Kitty Litter?

That's your problem right there - should have spec'd it actual material content - any asshole can bag up some thermite (for example) and label it 'kitty litter'.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (NaeCR)

141
I also imagine most of them are saying all sorts of not-nice racist things too. Euro racists are some of the worst.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:15 PM (doBIb)


Regarding that too, I have no doubt. What bits I can glean indicate that many Foreign world Leaders tend to be a lot more Racist than we Americans.


I've read stories regarding Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and so forth.


I guess they don't realize that Obama is not a complete fool because he's part black, he's a complete fool because he's a Democrat.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (Vutl+)

142
But the real question about the walkabout tourists in Taliban land is, what were they doing for money?
Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:00 PM (wIrIT)








Trust fund babies, most likely.

Or like the nephew of a friend, who comes back into town, works for about 6 months as a bartender and occasionally an EMT (he's certified) while staying rent free in the guest house and eating for free, and then he has enough money saved for another year or so of traveling. Mostly chasing waves to surf in S America or Polynesia.

Dude's about 32, nice guy, but his family doesn't expect him to do ANYTHING with his life.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (AHzA7)

143 My only guess is that he wasn't wearing his uniform when he accidentally headed south.


I wonder if Bergdahl was when he took off.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (doBIb)

144 ok, now officially home and pantsless

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (9GG/0)

145 Knew about Brooks. Heard that story before.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (F+ejO)

146 And that Marine in the Mexican jail?







Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (doBIb)


If I were Presidink I'd just call up 29 Palms and say "Look, they got our guy, I want him back. Here are your orders...all means necessary, go get him." and then I'd call the Presidink of Mehico afterwards and say "Don't do that stupid shit again or I'll go all Halls-of-Montezuma on your ass."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (6fyGz)

147 I hear ya GGE.
Hang in there.
I took mom out yesterday to see Arsenic and Old Lace in the refurbished theater she used to go to as a child. 5 cents then to see a movie. She had a great time, glad I took her because I know time is short.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (6vgaL)

148 Bomber,
I think more than the usual are pissed off at that. The JEF is in Europe & I think we would be hearing outrage from other country's leaders if he was t there.

Someone said earlier, it was Crotchety Old Jarhead first, that he hopes WWII vets turn their backs on him tomorrow. It's fitting!

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (gjOCp)

149
https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/474633102803755010



Posted by: kbdabear at June 05, 2014 10:34 PM (aTXUx)

Well, she may be in France, but her boobies are encroaching on Belgium.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 05, 2014 11:22 PM (BqDBn)

150 The country is going has gone to hell in a handbasket fucking bobsled:

http://tinyurl.com/q24jh95

Posted by: Country Singer at June 05, 2014 11:22 PM (gZQTl)

151 >>> so glad I retired when I did...

I retire in 2017. It has to get better than this.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (90CAH)

152 and even the younger gods

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isn't it past their bedtime?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (TfdkD)

153 132... Except the teleprompter specifically said, "leave no one who wears the uniform of this country behind," or something similarly awkward. They are going out of their way to avoid comparing this to Benghazi.

--------

I've noticed this too, Bomber.

I am so sick of having a lawyer in the White House.
Clinton parsed words like this too.

What's even more infuriating...is all the simpletons who fall for it.

Everything that Barky has eversaid, is parsed to make people think they 'know' what he is saying...when it is not what he's reallysaying.
It's more a case of 'what he is not saying'.


Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (XaGbp)

154 >>Dude's about 32, nice guy, but his family doesn't expect him to do ANYTHING with his life.

Then he is living up to expectations.

Posted by: Aviator at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (3rrMW)

155 Way to Go, Paula, Way to Go!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (V4CBV)

156 Carol, a sodium level of less than 124 meets inpatient criteria, which means your insurance will pay for a stay greater than 2 nights no questions asked. Really bad stuff usually doesn't happen until you get under 120. If 130 is normal for you, then 125 isn't that big a deal, but I don't know what is your normal. Call your doc and get retested in the morning, and take his advice on what to do after.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (R+XDI)

157 I took mom out yesterday to see Arsenic and Old Lace
in the refurbished theater she used to go to as a child. 5 cents then
to see a movie. She had a great time, glad I took her because I know
time is short.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (6vgaL)


That is very cool. I was in the lighting crew in HS when we did Arsenic and Old Lace.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (6fyGz)

158 12
I wanted to be first! I'm in danger, seriously, of having heart attack.

I went to dr yesterday BP was at stroke level. She sent me for
labs called around noon to tell me sodium level is dangerously
low I should go to ER.





Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 10:34 PM (gjOCp)


Carol, by the time I'm typing this I truly, sincerely hope you are at least halfway to the ER. If you've had labs done and the doctor is telling you to get you butt in gear -- MOVE IT!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 05, 2014 11:25 PM (T1005)

159 The Wanderers must be related to Timothy Treadwell. Their Muslim kidnappers are obviously related Treadwell's grizzly bears.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 05, 2014 11:26 PM (AkoL+)

160 Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:21 PM (6vgaL)


Hey, that reminds me...you are in PA now, right? Any chance we're going to see you at the NoVaMoMe? Two weeks, hotel is booked and time has been taken off, can't wait!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:26 PM (6fyGz)

161
Arsenic and Old Lace is always fun to see in local productions. Every time I've seen it, in different cities, it looks like the cast is having a blast. And that's always entertaining.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2014 11:27 PM (AHzA7)

162 Speaking of getting someone declared "incompetent"..... any of you Dr. types 'round here willing to issue such a finding on TFG?


Anyone? Bueller?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (vvk2F)

163 As to blood pressure: there are a ton of scary urban legends that are not representative of reality. Most important is how high compared to your normal. Anything over 200 is worthy of attention, or if you have symptoms like headache, blurry vision, or passing out. But if your BP is 160/90 and you have no other symptoms, just make an appointment to see your doctor. It's years of untreated blood pressures that get people, not a day or week of it.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (R+XDI)

164 84
Okay.. as good a time as any to post this. There is a horror convention
in Kansas City called Crypticon. This year it is August 15,16 and 17.
I went the last two years and had a freaking blast. If you are into
that sort of thing I thought it would be a great opportunity for a moron
meetup. If you live in the area let me know if you would like to get
together.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at June 05, 2014 10:58 PM (/IQip)

that would be awesome

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (9GG/0)

165 And that Marine in the Mexican jail?

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If you realize that California is just a part of mexico, then he's hasn' really moved.

Posted by: Democrats at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (TfdkD)

166 GGE,
I have to say watching it in a real movie theater was great. I've seen it countless times but nothing compares to watching Aunt Martha, Aunt Abby and Teddy Roosevelt on the big screen.

CHARGE!

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (6vgaL)

167 Now drinking $13 rum to see if it is different than drinking $26 rum.

for sciance....

Posted by: Democrats at June 05, 2014 11:29 PM (TfdkD)

168 CHARGE!

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:28 PM (6vgaL)


I've never actually seen the movie, but doing the play was a lot of fun.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:29 PM (6fyGz)

169
http://tinyurl.com/q24jh95
Posted by: Country Singer at June 05, 2014 11:22 PM (gZQTl)

I can't imagine getting an order like that. I'd be drinking bleach by the bucket load.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 11:30 PM (BZAd3)

170
I retire in 2017. It has to get better than this.




Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (90CAH)

oh good, so you'll get to have President Cankles sign your retirement papers

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:30 PM (9GG/0)

171 GGE,
Why yes I am. As of right now I'm a go if all says quiet.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:30 PM (6vgaL)

172 for sciance....

Posted by: Democrats at June 05, 2014 11:29 PM (TfdkD)


I have a science experiment for you. Go on into the bathroom, grab a large bucket, a gallon of bleach and a gallon of ammonia...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (6fyGz)

173 twin somewhere in the world...of porn

Never heard of most...
Which ones are in the world...of porn?

I do not want to embariss myself by searhing for "Holland Rolen" and getting a bunch of Disney crap

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (NaeCR)

174 Thanks Conservative Crank,
She didn't tell me to get test tomorrow but Monday. I am pretty sure she said 135 was on low level of normal range. I'm 125.

They now have all test results & reminders online. But I have been using carefully positioned iPad since last injection in neck for shoulder pain.

I usually receive email that test results are on secure website, but haven't yet.

How is Mrs C? I know Grammie Winger predicts June 13. How is she feeling & are you home?

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (gjOCp)

175 And that Marine in the Mexican jail?







Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:19 PM (doBIb)


Something I've been wondering about that situation: back in '97 I did a 90-day TAD to Border Shore Patrol. We had a little office at the San Ysidro border crossing building, and being day shift we crossed over twice a day to look for servicemembers that had managed to get tossed into jail. Usually these were petty B.S. deals for Public Intox, Urinating in Public, or Didn't Have Twenty Bucks to Bribe the Cop With cases. Once in awhile, we'd have something more serious. We even had a guy doing time down there on bogus manslaughter charges. In each of these cases we worked to arrange getting these guys out, and with the exception of the guy in the pen, we were always successful. Additionally, by visiting them and bringing them food twice a day, we were able to keep tabs on their health and welfare. We were never denied seeing these guys and had a liaison officer in the TJPD that helped mus out. Overall, the attitude of the Mexican authorities was, "Just toss us a little cash and get them out of our jail." I'm guessing that that whole mechanism is gone now.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (gZQTl)

176 Now drinking $13 rum to see if it is different than drinking $26 rum.


I'm betting you will get, by volume, roughly 50% less of the $26 Rum than the $13 Rum.

Call it a hunch.

Posted by: garrett at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (9bGSq)

177 Why yes I am. As of right now I'm a go if all says quiet.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:30 PM (6vgaL)


Sweet! See you there!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (6fyGz)

178 Now drinking $13 rum to see if it is different than drinking $26 rum.


I had the $26 rum at the Palazzo's nightclub for my 40th. A waste of money. Even if it was given to me by a pretty bartender with half her boobs spilling out her top.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:32 PM (doBIb)

179 >>> Speaking of getting someone declared "incompetent"..... any of you Dr. types 'round here willing to issue such a finding on TFG?


Not a doctor, but I have flown a couple of MEDEVACs. "Incompetent" would be a significant improvement over what I call him every day.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:32 PM (90CAH)

180 I have a science experiment for you. Go on into the bathroom, grab a large bucket, a gallon of bleach and a gallon of ammonia...


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:31 PM (6fyGz)

don't forget the peroxide and acetone

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:32 PM (9GG/0)

181 I retire in 2017. It has to get better than this.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (90CAH)


The Military? No.

Civilian life? Heh! Take a look around......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at June 05, 2014 11:33 PM (VUhqX)

182 Not a doctor, but I have flown a couple of MEDEVACs. "Incompetent" would be a significant improvement over what I call him every day.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:32 PM (90CAH)

And to think that he's just going to get worse as January 2017 approaches.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 05, 2014 11:33 PM (WlWt+)

183 I'm with you jewells. Sick to death of stupid
fucking people who go places they know are dangerous and expect us to
bail them out with our brave servicemen. They aren't worth the effort.
Survival of the fittest you stupid asshats. If you thought handing out
Tootsie Pops and Coca-Cola was going to make nice you deserve what you
get.



I do not suffer fools.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (6vgaL)

What kind of world would it be, if people lacked the freedom to savor the fruits of their own stupidity?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 05, 2014 11:33 PM (BqDBn)

184 Damn, I misread Carol's comment.
I thought she was having a 'too much sodium' problem.

Sorry, Carol.
But my suggestion about the Hawthorne is still something to consider.
Hawthorne will help to'regulate' BP, no matter what the cause of the spike.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:33 PM (XaGbp)

185 Carol, she's miserable. About to turn in for the night, I work day shift on D-Day and night shift Saturday, then home until 6/21.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at June 05, 2014 11:34 PM (R+XDI)

186 don't forget the peroxide and acetone


Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:32 PM (9GG/0)


note to self...never piss off a chemist...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:34 PM (6fyGz)

187 Geebus!

Is Maet's annual review coming up.

Too. Much. Content.

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:34 PM (f72F6)

188 Carol if you do die this weekend waiting for your appointment on Monday, I"m gonna be really pissed

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:34 PM (9GG/0)

189 All I need for the meet up is a decent hotel within staggering distance and secure parking for the Stang.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:35 PM (6vgaL)

190 I had the $26 rum at the Palazzo's nightclub for my 40th. A waste of money. Even if it was given to me by a pretty bartender with half her boobs spilling out her top.

---
that's per 1.75 liter.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at June 05, 2014 11:35 PM (TfdkD)

191 Huh, I had no idea that low sodium caused high BP. I thought if you have high BP they tell you to keep sodium intake on the low side?

Carol, please do at least check your BP at the Walgreens or anyplace that has those self test things daily or rather than waiting until Monday. And maybe call your Dr and make sure that your self treatment is correct. It may be that the combo of high BP and low sodium is an oddity that needs extra attention to rule out bad things happening.

Posted by: PaleRider at June 05, 2014 11:35 PM (dkExz)

192 Dude's about 32, nice guy, but his family doesn't expect him to do ANYTHING with his life.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (AHzA7)

I'm always curious with people like this, what do they expect to do for retirement?
People like this are why I am against government entitlement programs. If people like this want to be children who never grow up, that's their business. I don't want to subsidize them with food programs, rent subsidies, and what not, when they are too old to work their part time, temporary jobs.

I have a former acquaintance like this, she's now in her sixties and has almost nothing toward any kind of retirement.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (egFT8)

193 I have a science experiment for you. Go on into the bathroom, grab a large bucket, a gallon of bleach and a gallon of ammonia...

---

not really capable of 'complicated' rigt nw

Posted by: democrats at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (TfdkD)

194 47
anyway, not as bad as a stroke, but my house is seriously harshing my mellow
I have an unexplainable puddle of water in my basement
I have a chimney with bad mortar and water damage on the wall near my chimney near my house
and the chimney isn't exactly vertical
and a leaky dishwasher
and a broken lawnmower

so yeah, no vegas meetup for me, i'm spending all my money on my stupid house


Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 10:47 PM (bBtob)


Did you see dishwasher and chimney comments from last night?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (T1005)

195 that's per 1.75 liter.


Mine was per glass.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (doBIb)

196 Jim,
That would be a good way to be rid of SCOAMT, mentally incompetent! Brilliant! I was kind of hoping he'd be held hostage by one of five newly released Taliban generals & we don't negotiate with terrorists would be usual order
I still subscribe to Weekly Standard, Joe Biden wasn't on board with release.

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (gjOCp)

197 "Don't do that stupid shit again or I'll go all Halls-of-Montezuma on your ass."

Newsletter?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 05, 2014 11:37 PM (0AKks)

198 I do not suffer fools.



Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 10:59 PM (6vgaL)


Ha! My Dad is the world's nicest guy and Mom would be a good 'ette, what a pair they are. When I was there I was telling them stories about the idiots I work with, Dad was aghast that I would say such things and Mom was amused that at least one of us ended up with her attitude...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:37 PM (6fyGz)

199 don't forget the peroxide and acetone

---

Ace's tone is typically snakry right?

Posted by: democrats at June 05, 2014 11:38 PM (TfdkD)

200 195 that's per 1.75 liter.


Mine was per glass.
Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (doBIb)

Correction. Yours was per boobeh.

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:38 PM (f72F6)

201 >>> oh good, so you'll get to have President Cankles sign your retirement papers

Goddamnit. Now I gotta go get another drink.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:39 PM (90CAH)

202 I have a former acquaintance like this, she's now in her sixties and has almost nothing toward any kind of retirement.


She's going to be one of ace's future victims.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:39 PM (doBIb)

203 191 Huh, I had no idea that low sodium caused high BP. I thought if you have high BP they tell you to keep sodium intake on the low side?
-----------

Me too.

But then, a BP spike can also be caused by 'too much sugar'.
I guess there are a lot of variables in play.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:40 PM (XaGbp)

204 ChemJeff,
I've spent fortune last year on new windows & roof in house.
I'm sorry you have home issues but you aren't alone.

Now if I would get out of here & spend half hour to get tax info to accountants!

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:40 PM (gjOCp)

205 Mine was per glass.

Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:36 PM (doBIb)

---

fracking 1 percnter

Posted by: democrats at June 05, 2014 11:40 PM (TfdkD)

206 All I need for the meet up is a decent hotel within staggering distance and secure parking for the Stang.

Posted by: mpfs at June 05, 2014 11:35 PM (6vgaL)



Sweet, we'll park 'em together. Yours is a classic, yes? I seem to remember you saying something about it once.

Newsletter?


Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 05, 2014 11:37 PM (0AKks)


Defunct, unfortunately. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:40 PM (6fyGz)

207 cthulhu no I just read them.
I will clean the dishwasher tomorrow, when I am sober.
didn't get around to calling the mason today, will call tomorrow.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (9GG/0)

208 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (gjOCp)

209 Me too.

But then, a BP spike can also be caused by 'too much sugar'.
I guess there are a lot of variables in play.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:40 PM (XaGbp)

******

True enough. About 4 years ago, all my levels were almost off the charts due to high blood sugar. Lost 40 lbs., and all leveled back out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 11:42 PM (ojnk6)

210 Holy shit that's a big mosquito! *pulls cover off of AA gun*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:43 PM (6fyGz)

211
What kind of world would it be, if people lacked the freedom to savor the fruits of their own stupidity?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 05, 2014 11:33 PM (BqDBn)








The problem is the whining and begging to get the rest of us to bail them out when they fuck up by the numbers. Or worse, to risk good mens' lives rescuing people who got themselves into stupid, preventable situations.

There's a reason that it's become popular to charge lost hikers for the search and rescue efforts when they get turned around in the woods while relying on their Iphone for navigation, without even a compass in reserve.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2014 11:43 PM (AHzA7)

212 Obama's Post-Election Assault on the Suburbs

The Obama administrations jihad against the Middle-Class, the Suburbs, and the independence of the individual that those bring, is poised to spring forth... after the election.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=5970

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 05, 2014 11:43 PM (K1sEu)

213 199
don't forget the peroxide and acetone



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Ace's tone is typically snakry right?

Posted by: democrats at June 05, 2014 11:38 PM (TfdkD)

umm, yes. that is why you should mix lots of "ace's tone" with lots of acid, to make it more acerbic, and then mix it with peroxide, to give it that little "kick"

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:43 PM (9GG/0)

214 There is a one god
He is the sun god
RA! RA! RA!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 05, 2014 11:44 PM (84kIy)

215 101
Cth,

since you're here, I'll throw this out there -

Your little buddy had a full on spa day. I gave him a bath with the
expensive shampoo the ex left behind, cut his nails (a pawdicure?),
walked let him sniff a couple new dogbutts, put the drops of
heartworm/flea meds on his back.



He is now lying in the window showing the world the balls he hasn't
had since he was four months old. But, he's proud - I guess that's what
matters.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 05, 2014 11:05 PM (aCA0H)


Wow! What was the occasion -- did he score another rat, or have a birthday?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 05, 2014 11:45 PM (T1005)

216 208 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!
Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (gjOCp)


Try to tell these wandering trustafraians, but nooooo.....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (VUhqX)

217 Radioactive kitty litter ... has anyone seen Mike Hammer's cat lately?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (ioT3q)

218
In schadenfreudey news, Mikey Moore's divorce is turning ugly. Over money.

*snort*

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Michael-Moore-divorce-476321

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (AHzA7)

219 RA! RA! RA!

That sounds familiar. Would you care to Illuminatus?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (0AKks)

220 Ah nice, just googled what happens when you mix acetone and peroxide...expecting a knock on the door any time now...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (6fyGz)

221 Carol be well, and just think of the roses, they wouldn't be able to survive without you

Posted by: chemjeff at June 05, 2014 11:47 PM (9GG/0)

222 Don't know if anyone gets the John Batchelor (sp) on the radio but it was pretty neat tonight.

He was playing the original broadcast that we were fighting from Cherbourg to Le Havre.


To live during that time instead of the fucked up mess we find ourselves in now (meaning America.)

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:47 PM (f72F6)

223 208 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!



It's a free for all now.



Posted by: EC at June 05, 2014 11:48 PM (doBIb)

224 After stopping the rise of the oceans and just as soon as our hero had finished healing the planet,

http://tinyurl.com/kccj6gt

he turned his uncommon skills to curing recidivism of terrorists returning to the battlefield.

Nothing.

Nothing he can't do.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 05, 2014 11:48 PM (BZAd3)

225 111
Love those French car names



Pew JOE

Posted by: Simple Joe at June 05, 2014 11:08 PM (wIrIT)



The other popular brand is "Citroen" -- which, literally, means "lemon."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 05, 2014 11:49 PM (T1005)

226 So... tomorrow's the 70th anniversary of D-Day and TCM isn't showing war movies all day tomorrow. What's up with that?

Posted by: Anachronda at June 05, 2014 11:49 PM (o78gS)

227 umm, yes. that is why you should mix lots of "ace's tone" with lots of acid, to make it more acerbic, and then mix it with peroxide, to give it that little "kick"

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sure dude, I got lotsa acid ling around hear. still checkin fer proxide. Can't find it in the fridge.

Posted by: democrats at June 05, 2014 11:49 PM (TfdkD)

228
That is very cool. I was in the lighting crew in HS when we did Arsenic and Old Lace.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:23 PM (6fyGz)


The absolute BEST version of that I ever saw was in a high school play. I would imagine the play is too dated for most ignorant young people today.

They simply wouldn't get any of the Teddy or Panama Canal jokes at all.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:50 PM (Vutl+)

229 Regarding that too, I have no doubt. What bits I can glean indicate that many Foreign world Leaders tend to be a lot more Racist than we Americans. I've read stories regarding Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and so forth. I guess they don't realize that Obama is not a complete fool because he's part black, he's a complete fool because he's a Democrat.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:20 PM (Vutl+)



When acting in your country's own interest is racist, only racists are going to inherit the future.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at June 05, 2014 11:50 PM (ioT3q)

230 .... house is seriously harshing my mellow
I have an unexplainable puddle of water in my basement...
so yeah, no vegas meetup for me, i'm spending all my money on my stupid house
Posted by: chemjeff

Our house has done the same. Built ca. 1900-02.

I still want to go to Vegas. Piss on paving the driveway, meeting Morons sounds like much more fun to me!

Posted by: Farmer at June 05, 2014 11:50 PM (bqjQH)

231 209...True enough. About 4 years ago, all my levels were almost off the charts due to high blood sugar. Lost 40 lbs., and all leveled back out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 11:42 PM (ojnk6)

---------

Yeah, weight is always a factor, I think.
My hubby is packing some extra weight right now, and needs to shed it, if for no other reason than to bring down his BP.

I'm sort of lucky in that regard, and have to work at keeping my weight up.
BP is usually on the low side...110 over 70.
But I still get a BP spike if I pig out on salty things.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (XaGbp)

232 They simply wouldn't get any of the Teddy or Panama Canal jokes at all.





Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:50 PM (Vutl+)



They would if they had a history teacher like mine. She was a Marine in WW2, she used to tell us "I don't just teach history, I made it."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (6fyGz)

233 Radioactive kitty litter ... has anyone seen Mike Hammer's cat lately?

Posted by: Conservative
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Stretched out in front of the keyboard as we speak. No evidence of *abnormal* glow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 05, 2014 11:52 PM (aDwsi)

234 I'm sort of lucky in that regard, and have to work at keeping my weight up.


Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (XaGbp)


>.>

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:52 PM (6fyGz)

235 208 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!
Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (gjOCp)

Try to tell these wandering trustafraians, but nooooo.....
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at June 05, 2014 11:46 PM (VUhqX)
******

About 2 dozen Gitmo detainees about to head home. Not one of them a Nork, but whats the hell, gotta empty it out for the JEFs vision, amirite?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 05, 2014 11:52 PM (ojnk6)

236 222 Don't know if anyone gets the John Batchelor (sp) on the radio but it was pretty neat tonight.

He was playing the original broadcast that we were fighting from Cherbourg to Le Havre.


To live during that time instead of the fucked up mess we find ourselves in now (meaning America.)
Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:47 PM (f72F6)


I have a very low opinion of it because catpiss would be around every night talking about what it's hearing on that show.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 11:53 PM (z/Ubi)

237 208 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (gjOCp)


They were psychopaths..

Or something.

Who's the MSM going to blame.

Fuck I am sick of more than half of the. United States.

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:53 PM (f72F6)

238 167 Now drinking $13 rum to see if it is different than drinking $26 rum.

for sciance....

Posted by: Democrats at June 05, 2014 11:29 PM (TfdkD)


It is. The best value, in my opinion is "Sailor Jerry".

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:53 PM (Vutl+)

239 "So... tomorrow's the 70th anniversary of D-Day and TCM isn't showing war movies all day tomorrow. What's up with that? "


What? I was expecting to get in a little movie action tomorrow night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:55 PM (F+ejO)

240 I have a very low opinion of it because catpiss would be around every night talking about what it's hearing on that show.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 05, 2014 11:53 PM (z/Ubi)

I usually don't listen since I'm usually not in the car but had a late meeting and flipped to it. For the audio quality I thought it was a Reagan speech until I listened to the content.

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:55 PM (f72F6)

241 >>> The best value, in my opinion is "Sailor Jerry".

That's good stuff. Cruzan Black Strap is good too, when you can find it.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:56 PM (90CAH)

242 Just saw an ad from NY state about bringing your business to NY state since they're all pro-business now. I'm in Texas.

Rings hollow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:56 PM (F+ejO)

243 Edgar Wright is pretty good.

There's a scene in Hot Fuzz where one of the characters starts to sit down and it rapid cuts to him dropping onto a couch to watch a movie and for some reason it kills me every time I see it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 05, 2014 11:58 PM (oFCZn)

244 242 Just saw an ad from NY state about bringing your business to NY state since they're all pro-business now. I'm in Texas.

Rings hollow.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:56 PM (F+ejO)

Love that commercial.

We won't bend you over until your here for three years.

Then you're fucked.

Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:58 PM (f72F6)

245 "The best value, in my opinion is "Sailor Jerry."

Ya'll are some high brow folk. Use to drink the $10-12 bottle rum.

Now I drink the $10-12 vodka. Health conscious that I am and all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:58 PM (F+ejO)

246 212 Obama's Post-Election Assault on the Suburbs

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 05, 2014 11:43 PM (K1sEu)

---------

AlGore tried to do something like that...to 'save the environment'...with declaring certain "Habitation Zones".

I guess Barky's going to try to use the angle of 'fairness' and 'income equality'?

After this next election, there will be no reason for him to hold back on all of his evil plans.

Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:59 PM (XaGbp)

247 It is. The best value, in my opinion is "Sailor Jerry".

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 05, 2014 11:53 PM (Vutl+)


Oh yeah. I don't even like rum but I got on a Sailor Jerry kick a few years ago and that is really tasty stuff.

It's got a hint of cherry, it does.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 05, 2014 11:59 PM (oFCZn)

248 242 Just saw an ad from NY state about bringing your business to NY state since they're all pro-business now. I'm in Texas.

Rings hollow.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 05, 2014 11:56 PM (F+ejO)

Reminds me when the Michigan Dept of Commerce (I think) hired Jeff Daniels to try to convince people that Michigan, and by extension Detroit, was also "pro-Business".

Posted by: Thrawn at June 06, 2014 12:00 AM (WlWt+)

249 Thinking about wearing this to NoVaMoMe...



http://tinyurl.com/l97d6vr

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:00 AM (6fyGz)

250 Love that commercial.

We won't bend you over until your here for three years.

Then you're fucked.
Posted by: RWC at June 05, 2014 11:58 PM (f72F6)
*******

They're advertising 10 years, but your employees are of course immediately boned.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (ojnk6)

251 [iI'm sort of lucky in that regard, and have to work at keeping my weight up.




Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (XaGbp)

would you like some of my weight? free of charge

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (9GG/0)

252 Blood pressure vs. Weight -

I've always been pretty skinny. Maybe 12% bodyfat tops. I'm now 47, 6' & about 165. I go to the doctor when I need stitches or have a broken bone (other than finger or toe).

FWIW, Every time my BP is taken, they say "it's a little high - is that normal?" My response is, "I guess?" Thats where the conversation ends. Never had anyone concerned enough to do more than shrug.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (aCA0H)

253 American in a NorK jail. Oh well.
I'll get worked up when the Albertans start crossing the border, nab the neighbors, and toss them into the BlackHole of Lethbridge.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (DKf9v)

254 The best value, in my opinion is "Sailor Jerry."

---

please remind me about that in the mourning...about 1 PM

Posted by: democrats at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (TfdkD)

255 Neither are AMC or FXM. Damn. AHC is doing some D-Day stuff but nothing too special.

W. T. F. ?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (F+ejO)

256 I noticed the same deliberate language as Bomber and it pissed me off too. Can't imagine what special forces, CIA, and diplomatic staff must be thinking. Probably inventing new curse words.

And the Marine in Mexico? SOL because his situation offers no pretext to free Gitmo terrorists.

Please someone, tell me we will wake up soon and find the last 5 years has been a dream, albeit a nightmare, like in some lame tv show.

Posted by: Mayday at June 06, 2014 12:02 AM (eHc+1)

257 That classified is great. Staring pay $5-7 an hour. I wonder what Glancing pay would be?

Re: Planet Moore - I hope all kinds of dirt comes out on this one. I'd start watching daytime TV again if it had a payoff regarding the lard from Michigan.

"He had a leather bunny suit he'd wear at home, ears, whiskers, everything. He had cut out a hole in the crotch for his scrotum to hang out of" Kathleen Glynn recently confided with E! television. "He'd hop around the house and... Oh God..." she sobbed. "He demanded from anyone who'd listen that we call him 'Mr. Studwhiskers'. He'd rub Ben Jerry's Cherry Garcia all over himself and force the help to spank him with a giant book 'My Pet Goat' while he had sex with plushy toys. It was 22 years of pure hell"

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 06, 2014 12:02 AM (7HjKx)

258 234 I'm sort of lucky in that regard, and have to work at keeping my weight up.
Posted by: wheatie at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (XaGbp)

>.>

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:52 PM (6fyGz)

---------

What.
Yes, there are skinny people out there who don't want to be skinny.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:03 AM (XaGbp)

259 >>> Thinking about wearing this to NoVaMoMe...

Who's the chick puking in the background?

Posted by: Bomber at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (90CAH)

260 When we saw the video of the helicopter picking up Bergdahl, this is the image that came to my mind:

http://tinyurl.com/p23jp

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (BZAd3)

261 yeah I was reading up on the latest HUD bullshit, basically they want to declare the "non-diverse" suburbs to be in violation of civil rights laws and force them to build "affordable" housing, or else lose their funding

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (9GG/0)

262
They're advertising 10 years, but your employees are of course immediately boned.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (ojnk6)


I thought 3 was too short. Still makes me laugh at any suckers who take that bet.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (f72F6)

263 no vegas meetup for me

Chemmie, I'm 99.99999999% sure Vegas is not happening. I'm also worried something really bad happened to Y5.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (rz8M+)

264 Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 06, 2014 12:02 AM (7HjKx)



You suck and I hate you. You, sirrah, will be hearing from my therapist!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (6fyGz)

265 249 Thinking about wearing this to NoVaMoMe...



http://tinyurl.com/l97d6vr
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:00 AM (6fyGz)



Just pray there isn't a strong wind.


Posted by: EC at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (doBIb)

266 science result,

rum does not make candy crush lebel 377 any easirr

Posted by: democrats at June 06, 2014 12:05 AM (TfdkD)

267 Thinking about wearing this to NoVaMoMe...



http://tinyurl.com/l97d6vr

Posted by: GGE
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Okay. I was actually giving it some thought..., but not now. On the other hand, I look forward to the After Action report.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 06, 2014 12:05 AM (aDwsi)

268 251...would you like some of my weight? free of charge

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (9GG/0)

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If it's in muscle-mass, then, sure! I'll take it.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:05 AM (XaGbp)

269 I tried a bottle of Sailor Jerry. Not impressed. Want a really good dark rum, so smooth you can sip it straight, without mix? Twelve year-old Flor de Cana, from Nicaragua. I usually buy the 7-year stuff myself, but I splurged a while back and bought the 12. Niiiice!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2014 12:06 AM (BqDBn)

270
Who's the chick puking in the background?


Posted by: Bomber at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (90CAH)


ROFL, she's not really puking she's doing something with her hosery (or whatever the fuck you call the damn things), but that is my niece that rode/drove back with me for her sister's graduation. Her sister, BTW, is the one in purple, the young man next to me is Youngest Son. All four of us rode back from SW Iowa to Roanoke VA in the Mustang.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:07 AM (6fyGz)

271 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!!

Posted by: Carol at June 05, 2014 11:41 PM (gjOCp)


Once you pay the Danegeld...

Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at June 06, 2014 12:07 AM (K1sEu)

272 "http://tinyurl.com/p23jp"

No damn kidding. A couple of folks last night made specific mention of the imagery of that UH taking off and going into the distance as fantastic material for the enemy.

"America has left, we're the ones left behind."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:08 AM (F+ejO)

273 GGE, go for it! Chicks dig kilts.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:08 AM (rz8M+)

274 Wow! What was the occasion -- did he score another rat, or have a birthday?

Posted by: cthulhu
----------------
Meh. No occasion. I don't think you caught my conversation about him needing heartworm meds (you know I'm poor), but I flirted my way into a free dose, so I gave him a bath before I dropped it on him. (Not sure I like this topical stuff, but at $20 per dose, I ain't complaining).

Anyway, you would've laughed if you saw him strutting around afterwards. Like he was a BOSS. Actually tried to take on a pit bull with a head the size of a basketball.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:08 AM (aCA0H)

275 Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:01 AM (aCA0H)

Go see a good cardiologist and have him decide whether its "a little high" or not.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 06, 2014 12:09 AM (QFxY5)

276 If it's in muscle-mass, then, sure! I'll take it.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:05 AM (XaGbp)


Oh sure, if I had more muscle mass I'd have less...mass...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:09 AM (6fyGz)

277

I had several World War II Veteran teachers. Civics teacher was Field Artillery, came up through Italy. High School history teacher was a turret gunner on a Bomber. And so on.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:09 AM (Vutl+)

278 Please let this be SMOD:

http://tinyurl.com/l9ygwq9

The closest it'll be to Earth is 3x the distance between the Earth and the moon. *sighs*

Posted by: Thrawn at June 06, 2014 12:09 AM (WlWt+)

279 Kilts are cool, GGE...go for it.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:10 AM (XaGbp)

280 "1 WSJ app just broke North Korea has taken US citizen!!!
Great job SCOAMT!!!!! "

Okay. What'll we trade for this one? A squadron of B-1s?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:10 AM (F+ejO)

281 I'm sure most of the horde knows about the ABMC website.

Have been looking through it and it's fiiled with beauty, sorry, sadness, hope, and undying thanks.


And then I think of the motherfucking cocksucking anti-American lying piece of lower than rat shit narcissistic piece of shit that will have the honor of being there tomorrow and get sick to my fucking stomach.

(Apologies. And thank you for letting me vent.)

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:10 AM (f72F6)

282
They would if they had a history teacher like mine. She was a Marine in WW2, she used to tell us "I don't just teach history, I made it."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 05, 2014 11:51 PM (6fyGz)


Sorry. That was a reply to this.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:11 AM (Vutl+)

283 science result,

rum does not make candy crush lebel 377 any easirr
Posted by: democrats at June 06, 2014 12:05 AM (TfdkD)


So....just for science, would rum make the Lebel Modele 16 better? That bastard will hammer me every shot.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2014 12:12 AM (84kIy)

284 Hi Buzzion. Smoochies!

Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at June 06, 2014 12:12 AM (4prb4)

285 "Civics teacher was Field Artillery, came up through Italy"

The Italian campaign was a heck of a thing. Locals were friendly, may have a lot of cousins in your outfit, but there were still Germans in those hills. Fantastic defensive country.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:13 AM (F+ejO)

286 rum says time to sleep. rum knows bestt

Posted by: democrats at June 06, 2014 12:13 AM (TfdkD)

287 Chemmie, I'm 99.99999999% sure Vegas is not happening. I'm also worried something really bad happened to Y5.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (rz8M+)

oh dear I hope not. hope he is okay....?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:14 AM (9GG/0)

288 After little Richie Dawkins didn't get either a pony or a real live spaceship that Christmas, he kicked his bedroom door, then screamed at his imaginary friend to go away, go away forever, and never, ever come back. Richie had a terrible, awful, bad sad. The end?

http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/educated-men

Thank you, Maetenloch, for bringin' it all the time. Scooping it up. Dumping it here for us to paw through.

Posted by: mindful webworker - shut up, the scientist demonstrated at June 06, 2014 12:14 AM (U13jb)

289 I'm also worried something really bad happened to Y5.



Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (rz8M+)



Is there a specific reason for your apprehension?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:15 AM (6fyGz)

290 Ricardo,
I say trade SCOAMT! I could live with Biden. I know about book & how he plagiarized it. I don't think he hates The US, he's only stupid.
I would prefer stupid than someone that hates our country & Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence & Federalist Papers.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:16 AM (gjOCp)

291 Blood pressure vs. Weight -
I've always been pretty skinny. Maybe 12% bodyfat tops. I'm now 47, 6' & about 165. I go to the doctor when I need stitches or have a broken bone (other than finger or toe).
FWIW, Every time my BP is taken, they say "it's a little high - is that normal?" My response is, "I guess?" Thats where the conversation ends. Never had anyone concerned enough to do more than shrug.
Posted by: shredded chi

My circumstances are similar, but my Dr has me on 3 bp meds. I'm only taking 2 of them, the other gives me a nasty cough.
My

Posted by: Farmer at June 06, 2014 12:16 AM (bqjQH)

292 Okay. What'll we trade for this one? A squadron of B-1s?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:10 AM (F+ejO)


He'll use the Clinton Doctrine and just give them all the nuke technology they want.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 06, 2014 12:17 AM (gZQTl)

293 287oh dear I hope not. hope he is okay....?
Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:14 AM (9GG/0)

I haven't seen him here in a while. More than a month by my reckoning.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:17 AM (rz8M+)

294
Once you pay the Danegeld...

Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at June 06, 2014 12:07 AM (K1sEu)


Kipling was damn perceptive.


Same with this bit:


As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:18 AM (Vutl+)

295 He'll use the Clinton Doctrine and just give them all the nuke technology they want.


Posted by: Country Singer at June 06, 2014 12:17 AM (gZQTl)


The GGE doctrine would also include gifts of nuclear weapons...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:18 AM (6fyGz)

296 "rum knows bestt"

Rum is pretty fucking smart. I were to choose the POTUS, Barry or rum, I'd take rum 100 times out of 100. A nice bottle of rum would have done less damage to this country over the last 6 years and garner more adoration at the same time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:19 AM (F+ejO)

297 And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:18 AM (Vutl+)


As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter returns!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:20 AM (6fyGz)

298 Speaking of missing folks..anyone heard from Lou?

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:22 AM (f72F6)

299 "Ricardo,
I say trade SCOAMT! "

The only problem with that is that he's useless. Good for nothing. Nobody would want him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:23 AM (F+ejO)

300 I haven't seen Y5 since the blog meltdown happened. Could he be blocked, like some of the other commenters have been?

Howdy, Horde, loooong day today and another tomorrow.

Posted by: Piercello at June 06, 2014 12:23 AM (JybVy)

301 Does Y5 belong to Yahoo Group? If so there is chance BCochran1981 has email.
BC1981 & I both have Error 500 from our Macs since blog broke. I know a number can't read comments from work computers.
I will ask next time I receive email from group. I have better luck here with iPad than Mac.
Weft Cut Loop posted what I should avoid, but some times it is a comma or period & I can't cut & paste.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:23 AM (gjOCp)

302
As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter returns!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:20 AM (6fyGz)



The fools have beckoned them. I fear they are coming and will not be denied.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:25 AM (Vutl+)

303 I know a number can't read comments from work computers.




Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:23 AM (gjOCp)



I can read them, but half the time I can't leave one. I get various error messages.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:25 AM (6fyGz)

304 I fear they are coming and will not be denied.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:25 AM (Vutl+)


As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:26 AM (6fyGz)

305 Later folks. Sometimes I have to do productive shit in the morning.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 06, 2014 12:26 AM (Vutl+)

306 That's good stuff. Cruzan Black Strap is good too, when you can find it.

Posted by: Bomber at June 05, 2014 11:56 PM (90CAH)


I have a friend who loves that stuff. I myself am more of a bourbon man, but have to admit that it's pretty tasty, for a rum. Has a really unique character (if I were a snob I'd say "flavour profile" -- and yes, the bonus "u" in the word "flavour" was intentional). Anyway, good stuff.

Posted by: CQD at June 06, 2014 12:27 AM (TBxjE)

307 'Night D-Lamp

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:27 AM (f72F6)

308 He disappeared before the blog meltdown, and did not respond to the email I sent him about Vegas.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (qRoVT)

309 Night D-lamp. I have a company function to attend tomorrow, but not until the afternoon/evening.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (6fyGz)

310 shit, is everyone signing off?

Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (p/YsM)

311 Ricardo,
They may think we would trade. The Taliban, despite lack of green light to signal SF it was right group & used white flag instead to give up BowBoy, probably knew better than more than half of our people voting, he was an empty suit.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (gjOCp)

312 Anyone else watching the replay of Megyn Kelly?

Woah...she's pissed.

"How dare they go after these guys!"
-- She's referring to Barky's weasels going after the guys who were in Deserter Boy's platoon, who are speaking out now...saying they are"liars" or are "swiftboating" Deserter Boy.

She has six of them on her show now...and is cutting away from them, to talk to other people...then going back to them.

She's getting ready to show another segment with the six guys.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (XaGbp)

313 274
Wow! What was the occasion -- did he score another rat, or have a birthday?



Posted by: cthulhu

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Meh. No occasion. I don't think you caught my conversation about
him needing heartworm meds (you know I'm poor), but I flirted my way
into a free dose, so I gave him a bath before I dropped it on him. (Not
sure I like this topical stuff, but at $20 per dose, I ain't
complaining).



Anyway, you would've laughed if you saw him strutting around
afterwards. Like he was a BOSS. Actually tried to take on a pit bull
with a head the size of a basketball.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:08 AM (aCA0H)


That could have been problematic, being that he's not much bigger than a basketball. Still, he's got that running-around-behind-for-a-nip thing worked out....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 12:29 AM (T1005)

314 Wheatie,
I have it on.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:30 AM (gjOCp)

315
She's getting ready to show another segment with the six guys.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:28 AM (XaGbp)

The paychopaths?

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:31 AM (f72F6)

316 As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter returns!
GGE
---------------------

They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;

So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.

They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.

But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 06, 2014 12:32 AM (aDwsi)

317 Hi Carol, I just came out to the Ace in a Box thingy here because I can't sleep. But did see your post earlier about your BP. Please be very careful and get to the doctor to be reaccessed tomorrow. Mine was stroke level right after I had my son years ago. I felt nothing, but it was so bad, I wasn't allowed to do anything but lay on my left side. I couldn't have visitors, couldn't see my baby, had no roommates even. I was down at the end of an empty hospital corridor with the lights out. They wanted me in the calmest surroundings possible. It's nothing to "wait out." Go make sure you're alright!

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 06, 2014 12:32 AM (tsGZY)

318 Chemmie, I'm 99.99999999% sure Vegas is not happening. I'm also worried something really bad happened to Y5.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 06, 2014 12:04 AM (rz8M+)
oh dear I hope not. hope he is okay....?
Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:14 AM (9GG/0

has anyone emailed him?

Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:32 AM (p/YsM)

319 Or what the administration calls them.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:33 AM (f72F6)

320 re: moore


eew


if you've ever seen "lucky numbers" the campy, funny movie about scamming the lottery, moore played a bit part, an asthmatic, who talked with a lisp and had a blow up doll hidden in the shower.

he died shortly into the film when he couldn't get to his puffer in time.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 06, 2014 12:33 AM (DQv5l)

321 shredded chi how did it go with the neighbor about getting some steady work?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:34 AM (9GG/0)

322 And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said "stick to the devil you know"

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:34 AM (6fyGz)

323 315...The paychopaths?

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Heh. Yeah, RWC...she's had them on for pretty much her whole show.
It's been pretty great, they're getting to speak their minds.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:35 AM (XaGbp)

324 Who were the ones who had to sign the disclosure agreements?

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (tsGZY)

325
he died shortly into the film when he couldn't get to his puffer in time.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 06, 2014 12:33 AM (DQv5l)







So it's one of them there inspirational films.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (AHzA7)

326 Kipling tried to warn us as well about becoming the answer to the rest of the world's problems. We should have listened. (that's what "White Man's Burden" was all about FWIW)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (6fyGz)

327 Wheatie,
What is with long beard on man closest to Megyn? I hate those really long beards. It might be innocent but most men in US with beards do not let it grow down to stomach.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (gjOCp)

328 324 Who were the ones who had to sign the disclosure agreements?

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Yep.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:37 AM (XaGbp)

329 Im out.
GGE, sorry for the cheapshot re kilt. Go for it.

Wish I could be there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 06, 2014 12:38 AM (aDwsi)

330 So it's one of them there inspirational films.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (AHzA7)


<snerk> kinda like that Danny DeVito film where everyone is driving Yugos and Bette Midler drives off a cliff in the first scene.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:38 AM (6fyGz)

331 I don't think you caught my conversation about
him needing heartworm meds (you know I'm poor), but I flirted my way
into a free dose, so I gave him a bath before I dropped it on him. (Not
sure I like this topical stuff, but at $20 per dose, I ain't
complaining).

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:08 AM (aCA0H)


Just to be sure: you know this stuff is dosed based on weight, right? The "donor" dog needs to weigh about the same as your dog.

Posted by: CQD at June 06, 2014 12:39 AM (TBxjE)

332 GGE, sorry for the cheapshot re kilt. Go for it.



Wish I could be there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at June 06, 2014 12:38 AM (aDwsi)


I'll hoist a pint in your honor.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:39 AM (6fyGz)

333
Heh. Yeah, RWC...she's had them on for pretty much her whole show.
It's been pretty great, they're getting to speak their minds.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:35 AM (XaGbp)
---

Dare to say it but they look like well groomed kids (not a slight, just I'm getting old) whom are well spoken.

They label them as psychopaths...yet would invite papa Bergdahl with his fashionable jihadi beard into their homes with no question.

World is truly upside down.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:39 AM (QeH9j)

334 327 Wheatie, What is with long beard on man closest to Megyn? I hate those really long beards. It might be innocent but most men in US with beards do not let it grow down to stomach.

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I dunno, Carol.
I think there are different reasons....depending on the guy.

There are the Duck Dynasty guys, who do it to make a 'redneck solidarity statement'...then there are others who do it for warmth, or whatever.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:40 AM (XaGbp)

335 Well ladies and germs, I know it's early and I promise to be ashamed of myself but I'm ducking out. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 06, 2014 12:41 AM (6fyGz)

336 327 Wheatie,
What is with long beard on man closest to Megyn? I hate those really long beards. It might be innocent but most men in US with beards do not let it grow down to stomach.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:36 AM (gjOCp)

If it's the bald guy I watched the other night it's an operator thing. I don't begrudge them wearing it as it's a form of cameraderie.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:43 AM (QeH9j)

337 And no, Call of Duty Kiddies can't wear the beard.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:44 AM (QeH9j)

338 ...well the movie certainly became more inspiring after his character died, that's for sure.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 06, 2014 12:44 AM (DQv5l)

339 And yes, ONT is mine!

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:44 AM (QeH9j)

340 They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

As a resident of Dutch Reagan's hometown I want to thank you for posting this. On this 10th anniversary of his death I salute you MH.

Posted by: Farmer at June 06, 2014 12:45 AM (bqjQH)

341 there is a big difference between a skinny guy with a beard and a big muscular guy with a beard.

skinny/hipster guys with beards in the USA are not the same as a lumberjack looking guy with a beard

Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:45 AM (p/YsM)

342 pulling pants back up


Dammit.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:46 AM (QeH9j)

343 Tell potentates, they live
Acting by others' action;
Not loved unless they give,
Not strong but by a faction.
If potentates reply,
Give potentates the lie.

Tell men of high condition,
That manage the estate,
Their purpose is ambition,
Their practice only hate:
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lie.

-- from "The Lie", Sir Walter Raleigh

Posted by: Sister Sestina at June 06, 2014 12:46 AM (kALIL)

344 ok, what exactly is a CVT Xtronic transmission on a car? not quite sure

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:47 AM (9GG/0)

345 333...World is truly upside down.

------

Yeah it is, RWC.

What's good is condemned as 'bad'...and what is bad is held up as 'good'.

Saw an add for Honey Grahams the other day, saying their new snack cookie is..."Wholesome".
Then they show a gay pair of guys, with a toddler and a baby...and the voiceover kept saying..."Wholesome".

Fucking shit! There is nothing 'wholesome' about two gay guys fucking!
It is a perversion of nature and will never be 'wholesome'.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:48 AM (XaGbp)

346 Damn, chemjeff. I appreciate you remembering that.
I'm honestly a little taken aback. Thanks for your concern.

I haven't seen the guy since the day I posted that - even though he said he's been paying rent for two months.
As embarrassing as it is to admit, if I don't see him or get something solid by Monday, I think I'm going to take an overnight shift at the local Wal-Mart (at least it's 40 hrs).
I can't believe I'm reduced to that, but...

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:48 AM (aCA0H)

347 I think O'Bama's next trade will be the Gitmo detainees for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. He will think that will be some kind of miracle worker thing that only he can do.

Posted by: alamogordo at June 06, 2014 12:48 AM (HUTO5)

348 Lady inBlack,
High BP is because of low sodium levels. I ate Cheese Doodles & drank less water. Cheese Doodles have 380 mg per serving.
I have always drank water all the time, except for 15-+ years I would go to Starbucks, no matter what winter weather & I had to go outside, to go get Iced Venti Americano with extra shot of espresso.

I lost my appetite for coffee for no reason. That much caffeine should have given me high BP, but it did not.


Are you okay now?

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:48 AM (gjOCp)

349 At TRS there is a second video of SCOAMT working out. I am not watching until I hear that it's falling off chair funny.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (gjOCp)

350 " And yes, ONT is mine!"

Did you win the ONT? Congrats. I didn't know there were winners.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (F+ejO)

351 for some people salt does not matter on BP

Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (p/YsM)

352 Just to be sure: you know this stuff is dosed based on weight, right? The "donor" dog needs to weigh about the same as your dog.

Posted by: CQD at June 06, 2014
----------------
Thanks, but, the free dose I flirted my way into came from the Vet - it was sized for the min-pin.
The girl, not so much.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (aCA0H)

353 344
ok, what exactly is a CVT Xtronic transmission on a car? not quite sure


Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:47 AM (9GG/0)


CVT is Continuously Variable Transmission; Xtronic sounds like a brand-name that either means it's actuated electronically or, in the case of a hybrid, converts mechanical motion to electricity and back to mechanical motion.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 12:53 AM (T1005)

354 Did you win the ONT? Congrats. I didn't know there were winners.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (F+ejO)


I thought everyone was asleep.

Rifle through the sleeping horde's pockets amd you WIN.

Maybe a piece of crusty bubblegum but that's more than you started with.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:55 AM (f72F6)

355 for some people salt does not matter on BP
Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (p/YsM)
******

True. My sodium levels are consistently low average, while my BP has been controlled by meds for 15 years. I'm 50, it's hereditary.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 12:56 AM (ojnk6)

356 351 for some people salt does not matter on BP
Posted by: have backpack don't travel at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (p/YsM)

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For most actually, IIRC, it's only 10% of BP sufferers that are sensitive to salt. But low sodium is bad for anybody.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at June 06, 2014 12:56 AM (kALIL)

357 shredded chi, oh that sucks

where are you at?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:57 AM (9GG/0)

358 " ok, what exactly is a CVT Xtronic transmission on a car? not quite sure"

I believe that is a variable tranny. Auto in one mode manual in the next. Treat it like an auto and it will be fine. It will burp and blink at you when you get shitty with it. Switch modes and be a dick about it, it 's fine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 06, 2014 12:58 AM (F+ejO)

359 Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 12:48 AM (XaGbp)

Forget the commercial but it's a cartoon where they are going RadFem on the little sugar square trying to get in the bowl.

I loved reading the cereal boxes on Sat. morning when I was a kid. Afraid to look now.

Posted by: RWC at June 06, 2014 12:59 AM (f72F6)

360 Watching a show on Discovery about a Yeti. Must. Not. Make. Any. Comparisons.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 12:59 AM (ojnk6)

361 cthulhu, okay thanks, would I be able to drive a car that has CVT? I don't know how to drive a stick

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:00 AM (9GG/0)

362 Are you okay now?

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I've honestly never heard of stroke being related to low sodium levels. My mother died from a massive stroke in '09 at age 73. But she had hypertension in the xtreme. All her life, along with migraines. Mine runs high occasionally, but I'm ok. Doc wanted me on meds, but I don't want them. After having to stay in the hospital for 4 extra days after having my son, that extraordinary BP came down and didn't recur like that again. I don't think my mom had any particular warning when hers hit. And we didn't find her for nearly the entire day. By then, she was mostly unconscious and bleeding from her mouth. She died that night with what the ER doctor said was one of the biggest strokes he'd ever seen (from the MRI or CAT scan). So, you just never know! Get thee to Theodoric of York!

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 06, 2014 01:00 AM (tsGZY)

363 A lot of military guys when they get out will grow a beard, at least for a while. It's a sign of freedom. Some of us decide we prefer the look.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 06, 2014 01:01 AM (lr3d7)

364 carol I'm so worried about you

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:01 AM (9GG/0)

365 The neighbor two doors down is having a birthday party with a Mariachi band (which is somewhat odd, in that he's Italian.....but, it's California).

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:02 AM (T1005)

366 >>> A lot of military guys when they get out will grow a beard, at least for a while.

Some of us do it while we're still in. But that's rare, unless you're SF or something.

Posted by: Bomber at June 06, 2014 01:02 AM (90CAH)

367
... CVT Xtronic transmission ...

http://www.nissanusa.com/innovations/next-generation-xtronic-cvt.article.html


Look closely. the belt runs between two sets of cones. By forcing the cones together or letting them move apart, the effective diameter of the contact circles of the belt can be varied, thus varying the "gear ratio". Throw in some electronics, and ... magic.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:03 AM (FlRtG)

368 ok, what exactly is a CVT Xtronic transmission on a car? not quite sure


Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 12:47 AM (9GG/0)


Its what you get when you mix a functional tried and true design and an ass sucking environazi.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 01:03 AM (FMbng)

369 359...Forget the commercial but it's a cartoon where they are going RadFem on the little sugar square trying to get in the bowl.

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Is that the one with the long tongue?
Yeah...that's kinda gross, if it's the one I've seen.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 01:04 AM (XaGbp)

370 but is it automatic or manual? because I can't drive a manual

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:05 AM (9GG/0)

371 361
cthulhu, okay thanks, would I be able to drive a car that has CVT? I don't know how to drive a stick


Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:00 AM (9GG/0)


Yeah, it's automatic. http://tinyurl.com/7vr9qu4

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:05 AM (T1005)

372 cthulhu ok that is a relief, thanx for that

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:07 AM (9GG/0)

373

CVT transmissions are automatic. The early ones were friction-generators, the newer ones, after 20 years of development and severe computerization, and even more development, may be the wave of the future.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:07 AM (FlRtG)

374 but is it automatic or manual? because I can't drive a manual
Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:05 AM (9GG/0)

******

Dude, this is not hard. Takes a little practice, but only a day or two. I taught my daughter in 2 days, about 2 hours each day.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 01:08 AM (ojnk6)

375 Chemjeff,
Driving a stick is no big deal...you could do it if you needed to, I'm sure.
It just takes a little practice at first, to master the clutch.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 01:09 AM (XaGbp)

376 I wouldn't mind learning manual, but no one with a manual transmission is willing to let me learn. it is too late for that. rental car companies don't even offer manual transmission cars anymore.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:09 AM (9GG/0)

377 guys when they get out will grow a beard, at least for a while.
Some of us do it while we're still in. But that's rare, unless you're SF or something.
Posted by: Bomber

Be well Bomber. Get back to the Heartland safely.

Posted by: Farmer at June 06, 2014 01:10 AM (bqjQH)

378 Geez, can not get away from global warming... and in this case geez

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/phyopt/albedo.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 06, 2014 01:10 AM (0qiZ3)

379 I sent BCochran1981 an email to ask if Yankee Fifth is
In Yahoo Group. He has hard time & I would too, with real names vs nics here.
I will let him answer here, if he doesn't I will when he responds.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 01:10 AM (gjOCp)

380 If I hadn't gotten bumped off, I wouldn't have known that there's a New Thread above.

A D-Day thread, from Dave In Texas.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 01:10 AM (XaGbp)

381 I always get a car with a stick. I like being directly connected to the engine.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 01:11 AM (FMbng)

382 During the Viet Nam war, Howard AARRRGGGG Dean's older brother and a friend went to north Vietnam as tourists. They were never heard from again.

Hating America will only take you so far in life. Even America's enemies think that Americans who hate America have some screws loose.

Posted by: whyme at June 06, 2014 01:12 AM (l9mF2)

383 when I was learning to drive, I only learned on automatic transmission

nobody that I know who has a manual transmission is willing to let me potentially ruin their clutch on their car in order for me to learn how to use it

i cannot rent a car with manual transmission

so therefore I cannot learn manual transmission anymore

it is teh suq

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:13 AM (9GG/0)

384 BTW, the fiancee had an issue with her rental car the last time she went to NC. She was driving along, bumped something, and was stuck in the same gear until she got to the hotel.



Turns out it has one of those automatic transmissions with the cute shifter you move in 3D (like this thing has -- http://tinyurl.com/lv634nq ), and when you just go down into D it's a regular automatic.....but when you bump it to the side where it has the vertically oriented "+ * -" symbols and the slot to move the handle between them, it will only shift when you tick it forward or back.



Took me a little bit to figure out that's what she'd done.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:15 AM (T1005)

385 Thanks, but, the free dose I flirted my way into came from the Vet - it was sized for the min-pin. The girl, not so much.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 12:52 AM (aCA0H)


Excellent. Just making sure. because a lot of the meds in that class are extremely dose-sensitive. Too little = no effect, too much = big problem.

I've known some min-pins in my years in the "dog biz", and they have all been great. My dogs have always been in the 60-100 lb. range, however, so I don't have a lot of personal experience.

Posted by: CQD at June 06, 2014 01:16 AM (TBxjE)

386 man, transmissions have gotten really complicated.
ugh.
for an automatic transmission I would rather just put the car in D and just leave it there. isn't that supposed to be the benefit of auto transmission? no shifting involved?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:19 AM (9GG/0)

387 383
when I was learning to drive, I only learned on automatic transmission

nobody
that I know who has a manual transmission is willing to let me
potentially ruin their clutch on their car in order for me to learn how
to use it

i cannot rent a car with manual transmission

so therefore I cannot learn manual transmission anymore

it is teh suq


Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:13 AM (9GG/0)


It's just their way of keeping you barefoot and ignorant......and pregnant, if you don't watch out.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:19 AM (T1005)

388 I have a new mazda 6 with a 6 speed manual. The one thing that was a shock was this weird hill assist thing it has. It somehow senses that you may be starting on a hill and keeps the brakes applied for a split second until you start rolling. If you're good with a stick you never sense it working until you try to roll backwards with the clutch pushed in.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 01:19 AM (FMbng)

389 well i'm going to bed
thanx all for everything
shredded chi if you are near NW MO then let me know, we'll go get some beers sometime

good night

Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:20 AM (9GG/0)

390 Boyle's mother. "So as odd it as it may seem to us that they were there, they truly believed with all their heart that if they treated people properly, they would be treated properly."

They were not familiar with the story of Jesus then, huh?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2014 01:22 AM (IjdeG)

391 383...i cannot rent a car with manual transmission

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In some cities there are 'Rent-A-Wreck' places that rent out older cars.
Maybe there is one where you are?

Just be straight with them, and tell them you'd like to learn how to drive a stick.
They might even throw in some instruction.

And yeah...the regular rental car agencies try to stock the most user-friendly types of cars, which means no-stick.

I learned to drive a stick shift on my first car, an old VW Bug, that I paid for with my babysitting money.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 01:24 AM (XaGbp)

392 Man With No Party,
Did I miss interview questions & how do you think you did?

I watched Kelly File for a while.l

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 01:25 AM (gjOCp)

393 man, transmissions have gotten really complicated.
ugh.
for
an automatic transmission I would rather just put the car in D and just
leave it there. isn't that supposed to be the benefit of auto
transmission? no shifting involved?


Posted by: chemjeff at June 06, 2014 01:19 AM (9GG/0)

They only got more complicated on the inside. These days alot of cars have a sport mode which can either be paddle shifters on the steering wheel, or a "manual" ratchet shift option on the usual floor shifter. In the old muscle car days it was called his and hers, but now just about everything has that option. Either leave it in D, or go sport mode.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 01:26 AM (FMbng)

394 Man With No Party,
Did I miss interview questions & how do you think you did?

I watched Kelly File for a while.l
Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 01:25 AM (gjOCp)

Did it at 4:00 this afternoon. Took an hour. They are still gathering candidates, but I think I gave them some nee general ideas on new market directions to take. We'll see. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 06, 2014 01:27 AM (ojnk6)

395 I'm still fretting about Carol. And Y5. And that's only in this thread.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:31 AM (T1005)

396 395 I'm still fretting about Purp

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 01:32 AM (b7yum)

397 fuck beards, go with chinstraps. And like me, grow them out a good 4-5 inches.

Posted by: The Dude at June 06, 2014 01:32 AM (bStrg)

398 393 I agree about CVT's. Not ready for primetime yet.

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 01:33 AM (b7yum)

399 Just steel a standard shift car, learn how to drive it and than park it and walk home.

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2014 01:33 AM (y2dpS)

400 steal

Posted by: garrett at June 06, 2014 01:33 AM (y2dpS)

401
399 Or move to l.a. and I'll teach ya.
Teach students to drive stick all the time 'cuz it makes it easier to get mechanic jobs

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 01:35 AM (b7yum)

402 So Y5 is still MIA? Jersey Devil get him?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 06, 2014 01:39 AM (0qiZ3)

403 396
395 I'm still fretting about Purp

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 01:32 AM (b7yum)


There's a whole list of old-timers -- hell, there's quite a bunch from this week.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:40 AM (T1005)

404
chemjeff:

I drive a manual transmission car. I've always bought manual-transmission cars, as manuals have almost always been more reliable. This might be changing in the latest models, but I'll let others do the testing.

Driving a manual is easy. From a stop, push in the clutch pedal, put the transmission in neutral, start the car, select 1st, then give the engine a little gas as you slowly release the clutch.

This is one of the hard parts, but with a few day's practice, you will get the hang of this.

While driving, to change gears, let off the accelerator, push in the clutch, UP-SHIFT, release the clutch (not as slowly as from a stop) while giving the engine some more gas (if you hear the engine over-revving, ease up on the gas)

Downshifting is a bit of the reverse, but the car needs to slow down (brakes, or just let of on the accelerator), so that you can push in the clutch, downshift, then give the engine some gas so that it matches the (new) transmission speed.

If you car has a tachometer, most cars have shift points about 1200 rpm apart (1000-1500rpm), YOu can use the tachometer to gauge engine speed for shifting.

Finally, most manual transmission cars need the engine to be running at 2000 rpm when initially engaging the clutch from a stop. For most city driving situations, 2000-3500 rpm is all that's needed. Driving at 80 might be above 3500 rpm; it depends on the car.


Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:43 AM (FlRtG)

405 If you car has a tachometer, most cars have shift points about 1200 rpm apart (1000-1500rpm), YOu can use the tachometer to gauge engine speed for shifting.

Finally, most manual transmission cars need the engine to be running at 2000 rpm when initially engaging the clutch from a stop. For most city driving situations, 2000-3500 rpm is all that's needed. Driving at 80 might be above 3500 rpm; it depends on the car.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:43 AM (FlRtG)


With a bit of practice you'll be able to tell audibly when you need to down shift or upshift, even if youhave music blaring or you are in a conversation.

Posted by: Shift my stick, baby at June 06, 2014 01:46 AM (K1sEu)

406 Rev engine to redline.
pop cluitch.
Shift gears when the tires stops spinning.
repeat as necessary.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 01:50 AM (aCA0H)

407 404


chemjeff:



I drive a manual transmission car. I've always bought
manual-transmission cars, as manuals have almost always been more
reliable. This might be changing in the latest models, but I'll let
others do the testing.



Driving a manual is easy. From a stop, push in the clutch pedal, put
the transmission in neutral, start the car, select 1st, then give the
engine a little gas as you slowly release the clutch.



This is one of the hard parts, but with a few day's practice, you will get the hang of this.



While driving, to change gears, let off the accelerator, push in the
clutch, UP-SHIFT, release the clutch (not as slowly as from a stop)
while giving the engine some more gas (if you hear the engine
over-revving, ease up on the gas)



Downshifting is a bit of the reverse, but the car needs to slow down
(brakes, or just let of on the accelerator), so that you can push in
the clutch, downshift, then give the engine some gas so that it matches
the (new) transmission speed.



If you car has a tachometer, most cars have shift points about 1200
rpm apart (1000-1500rpm), YOu can use the tachometer to gauge engine
speed for shifting.



Finally, most manual transmission cars need the engine to be running
at 2000 rpm when initially engaging the clutch from a stop. For most
city driving situations, 2000-3500 rpm is all that's needed. Driving at
80 might be above 3500 rpm; it depends on the car.







Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:43 AM (FlRtG)


A couple of things about manual transmissions: (1) they're predictable -- you know what you're going to get in the configuration you set up....where an auto can decide to shift for you right as the semi gets very large in your rear-view mirror. (2) They're reliable. (3) They're much less expensive to fix. (4) No matter how intellectual you or your instructor gets during the learning process, they're actually driven by feel and sound. Once you're practiced enough with 'em, you'll know when to shift based on what the car's doing and how it sounds doing it. And (5) it makes a car more "your car" when you drive a manual.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 01:51 AM (T1005)

408 can't drive stick, need paddle shifters

Posted by: The Dude at June 06, 2014 01:52 AM (bStrg)

409 "On Tuesday night, Annette Bosworth lost the South Dakota U.S. Senate race she spent the last year seeking.

"Twelve hours later, she was arrested.

"Now Bosworth faces 12 felony charges: allegations she lied on her petitions to get on the U.S. Senate ballot."

http://tinyurl.com/prnf3d8

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 06, 2014 01:53 AM (K1sEu)

410 396 395 I'm still fretting about Purp

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Has anyone heard from Purp?
I've asked this several times, at different times of day, over the months since he disappeared...and no one has answered.

I hope he's okay.

Hope Y5 is okay too...haven't seen him around in a while either, but then I'm not on every thread.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 01:54 AM (XaGbp)

411
" And (5) it makes a car more "your car" when you drive a manual."


In fact, in an increasing number of cases, it makes the car theft-proof ...

... many potential car-jackers can't drive a manual ...

... heh.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:54 AM (FlRtG)

412 Cthulhu,
I'm fine for me!
Thank you but I have emailed our friend Thursday & didn't want to add new med to pain meds. It's simply a
Lack of sodium & the more salty things I eat, the thirstier I am. I thought water was best thing for one. I have half a glass of room temperature or iced coffee when I wake up.

I lost appetite for Coffee in late 2009. After a little I can't stand taste & if it is nice out, I fill glass water & for lack of better word,pour rest of it on rose that needs help.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 01:58 AM (gjOCp)

413 which makes me wonder why the lower priced cars in the states haven't started making the switch to paddle shifters. It's so much better and a good safety feature

Posted by: The Dude at June 06, 2014 01:58 AM (bStrg)

414 Chemjeff, I know you're gone by now, but if yo u ever make it to the coast of Va, beer is on me.

CQD,
Yeah, I've always been a big dog fan (big, dumb labs), but somehow, I got this little stinker when I split with the ex GF.
Turns out, he's probably the smartest, most loyal dog I've ever had. Wouldn't trade him for the world.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 01:58 AM (aCA0H)

415

Hat:

What is Annette Bosworth's political affiliation?

I can't find it listed anyw ... oh, right.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 01:58 AM (FlRtG)

416 With a bit of practice you'll be able to tell
audibly when you need to down shift or upshift, even if youhave music
blaring or you are in a conversation.

Posted by: Shift my stick, baby at June 06, 2014 01:46 AM (K1sEu)


I come from the Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott school of "knowing how fast you are going by the vibration of the floor plates". I never use the tach. Seriously, I need a manual trans, its the difference between driving a car and sitting in it. I used to rebuild a lot of autos in my muscle car days, and I could never get my head around using such a complex pile of shit to put the power of the engine to the wheels.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 01:59 AM (FMbng)

417 Oh, and learn a manual on the flat. San Francisco is graduate-level in a manual. http://tinyurl.com/ldqkbvo http://tinyurl.com/mt5bm3m http://tinyurl.com/l3ydyya

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:00 AM (T1005)

418 414
Chemjeff, I know you're gone by now, but if yo u ever make it to the coast of Va, beer is on me.



CQD,

Yeah, I've always been a big dog fan (big, dumb labs), but somehow, I got this little stinker when I split with the ex GF.

Turns out, he's probably the smartest, most loyal dog I've ever had. Wouldn't trade him for the world.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 01:58 AM (aCA0H)


I'll grant you quick -- but "smart"? Wasn't this the dog that was going after a pit upthread?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:06 AM (T1005)

419 415...What is Annette Bosworth's political affiliation?

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She's an R, Arbalest.

She's also a doctor, and was the Tea Party candidate against the establishment-preferred guy.

From what I've gathered...the allegations about her petition signatures is reminiscent of what the Virginia GOP did in the 2012 presidential primary.
They didn't want her on the ballot.

They also got similar charges filed against the Independent candidate in that race.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 02:07 AM (XaGbp)

420 30th birthday of Tetris. Buy/rent Tetris: From Russia With Love and Ecstasy of Order, two awesome documentaries about the world of Tetris.

From Russia With Love is about the story behind the making of Tetris and it's licensing and Ecstasy of Order is about the 2010 Tetris World Championship

Posted by: The Dude at June 06, 2014 02:08 AM (bStrg)

421 I'm afraid I don't have a lot of sympathy for Westerners who wander around the Middle East to display their progressive bona-fides. It's a shame but I won't lose any sleep over people who cannot and will not see reality.

Posted by: Null at June 06, 2014 02:09 AM (xjpRj)

422 I taught the wife to drive a stick in one night. She had bought a new mitsibishi starion back in the day with a manual trans, so the night she got it I drove her around and let her watch what I did for a bit while I explained the how and why, then she tried it and got the hang of it pretty quick. The next day she took it to work and that was that. When she finally learned to drive a harley she had the whole clutch thing under her belt already and it made it a lot easier on her.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 02:09 AM (FMbng)

423

My brother Paul,has no intention to leave nursing home in Maine. He's got pneuma again!
Paul said he's used to every one there & does not care if he has visitors. His son & former best friend are supposed to go there in July.

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 02:10 AM (gjOCp)

424
She's an R

From the lack of political affiliation descriptions, she seemed like a D.

What's the deal? Is this a setup, or is she a problem?

Posted by: Arbalest at June 06, 2014 02:10 AM (FlRtG)

425 I'll grant you quick -- but "smart"? Wasn't this the dog that was going after a pit upthread?

Posted by: cthulhu
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I guess I didn't mention that the pit backed down.. really, it did.

And, it was through a chain link fence. Only 3' tall, but, that might as well have been 20' tall to Tucker.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:13 AM (aCA0H)

426 I'm afraid I don't have a lot of sympathy for
Westerners who wander around the Middle East to display their
progressive bona-fides. It's a shame but I won't lose any sleep over
people who cannot and will not see reality.


Posted by: Null at June 06, 2014 02:09 AM (xjpRj)


I have none either. I'll toss in a giggle here and there too just thinking about how the last thing they'll realize before going carbon neutral is the stupidity in believing the leftist bullshit about them hating us because we aren't nice to them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2014 02:14 AM (FMbng)

427 424...What's the deal? Is this a setup, or is she a problem?

---------

Carl Cameron, on Fox, said that "It will probably amount to nothing" when he was reporting on it yesterday.

The GOP there, tried to get her arrested before the primary election on Tues...but the local police viewed it as a political thing and were in no hurry to arrest her.

It has to do with her being "physically present" when some of the signatures were made.

So...a setup?
Yeah, I think that's what it sounds like.

Posted by: wheatie at June 06, 2014 02:16 AM (XaGbp)

428 425
I'll grant you quick -- but "smart"? Wasn't this the dog that was going after a pit upthread?



Posted by: cthulhu

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I guess I didn't mention that the pit backed down.. really, it did.



And, it was through a chain link fence. Only 3' tall, but, that might as well have been 20' tall to Tucker.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:13 AM (aCA0H)


How's he doing on that latest rat? Is it still hanging in there?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:23 AM (T1005)

429 Ha! Yep, still in one piece.
He won't really let me touch it. Sometimes, he'll bring it to me, but only as a tease - he runs away & hides it.

Ever since I cleared out the livingroom, painted & moved furniture around, he made new hiding spots (I found a two foot long stick of bamboo in there this morning ??? ), so I don't know where it is right now, or I'd send you a pic.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:30 AM (aCA0H)

430 chemjeff, even an automatic should be driven in manual mode when going up and down steep mountain roads. You just don't have to deal with a clutch.

To learn to drive a clutch, the key is to find out where it begins to engage from fully depressed. So from a dead stop, you let it out slowly until it starts to 'catch', then depress fully and repeat. And repeat a bunch more. Once you've mastered one particular one, the next one doesn't take nearly as long to figure out.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2014 02:33 AM (bdHl6)

431 428
425

I'll grant you quick -- but "smart"? Wasn't this the dog that was going after a pit upthread?





Posted by: cthulhu


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I guess I didn't mention that the pit backed down.. really, it did.





And, it was through a chain link fence. Only 3' tall, but, that might as well have been 20' tall to Tucker.



Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:13 AM (aCA0H)


How's he doing on that latest rat? Is it still hanging in there?


Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:23 AM (T1005)


Hey, wait a second...3' tall? isn't that, like, shorter than the countertop he somehow managed to snag your food off of? I dunno about that being such a huge obstacle.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:37 AM (T1005)

432 I'm sorry, but last time I looked Cthulhu & Shredded Chi were posting.

It's 2:49 am & I'm going to sleep.
Good night, Horde.mg

Posted by: Carol at June 06, 2014 02:48 AM (gjOCp)

433 Massive memory allocation panic on other computer, so I shifted over one. It was reading 90% physical memory used, and 80% CPU, and now that I've closed the browser over there it's slowly declining as it scavenges.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:50 AM (T1005)

434 Time for a mini rant. So, Australia can control over 16,000 miles of coastline from illegal invaders plus make sure that any that DO manage to slip through can't do a damn thing there but whine and leave.

The US, however, cannot patrol 3,000 miles of land border with even a pretense of effectiveness; then, we ship them around the country and help them to settle in all nice and cozy and permanently.

Now no one is surprised that TFG and Co. are interested in having this happen -- After all, the flood of new illegals is already starting to create a crisis; we know what they say about a crisis in Progland, it shouldn't go to waste. In Central America, papers are posting articles saying go to the US now; you will not be turned away. This crisis is purposeful and deliberate. Its goal is to force a rewriting of immigration laws.

What's really pissing me off is the Republican side is doing exactly nothing to put a stop to this. In other words, they are complicit and simpatico to this crisis continuing to pile up. Then they will claim they are forced by circumstances to act for amnesty.

We are, right now, being sold out by all our representatives in DC. It's a fact.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2014 02:54 AM (bdHl6)

435 Massive memory allocation panic on other computer, so I shifted over one. It was reading 90% physical memory used, and 80% CPU, and now that I've closed the browser over there it's slowly declining as it scavenges.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:50 AM (T1005)


Which browser?

Posted by: The Browsin'l Hat at June 06, 2014 02:58 AM (K1sEu)

436 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2014 02:54 AM (bdHl6)

Australia's Prime Minister isn't an insane Leftist with a god complex.

Posted by: The Browsin' Hat at June 06, 2014 02:59 AM (K1sEu)

437 You know what? You're right - he got that cake off of a countertop (36" high).
I guess he didn't really want to get to that Pit...

And why are you apologizing, Carol? Did I miss something?

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:59 AM (aCA0H)

438 There was food involved. A dog can set the Olympic record for the high jump if food is involved.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 06, 2014 03:13 AM (NyD2H)

439 Tomorrow should be fun. A bunch of stuff got shoved around under the sink, so I got some leaks. Looks like the hot water connection and the trap. OK, fine, so I started taking the trap apart....and discovered the pop-up drain widget had two sections of pipe to it and those had been crossthreaded -- but "cured"with teflon tape. So, for the entire period of time we've owned the house, part of the sink plumbing was essentially tape.



Then we get to the real issue -- the upper part of the pop-up drain widget, the part with the flange in the basin of the sink and a nut below the sink to lock it in, is essentially welded together with corrosion and mineral deposits. I could not get it free, even bracing it against the cabinet (which lifted the sink).



So, tomorrow, the plan is to pull the entire sink out (the hot and cold water sources don't turn-off all the way, so I'll have to cut the water), take it outside, flip it over, give it one last college try at loosening the nut with a little English -- and, if that fails, use a Dremel to cut the nut apart. Once the old pop-up widget is gone, I need to evaluate the hot water feed (I strongly suspect the hose between the wall and the faucet is bad -- it doesn't look like the cold-water hose and has that certain '50s-vibe) and maybe do a run to the store to get a new one, but otherwise do a straight rebuild, this time using lovely plastic for the trap, so it doesn't bond to anything through electrolysis and deforms for a better seal if necessary.



One of the biggest problems with this house is maintaining the old stuff. They usually used quality products, but the fact is that the designed service-life of most home products is about 30 years.....and, for original installations in this house, that was 1985.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 03:14 AM (T1005)

440 Night all.

Here is "Pocket Calculator" by Kraftwerk:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 06, 2014 03:16 AM (K1sEu)

441 435
Massive memory allocation panic on other computer, so I shifted over
one. It was reading 90% physical memory used, and 80% CPU, and now that
I've closed the browser over there it's slowly declining as it
scavenges.



Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 02:50 AM (T1005)



Which browser?

Posted by: The Browsin'l Hat at June 06, 2014 02:58 AM (K1sEu)


Pale Moon. It's cumulative, though, and not necessarily entirely the browser's problem.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 03:16 AM (T1005)

442
Now that stupid avast has installed google toolbar onto my new laptop, how do i get it off?
Do you prefer AVG???
Are you using Adblockplus, or some other?

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:16 AM (b7yum)

443 437
You know what? You're right - he got that cake off of a countertop (36" high).

I guess he didn't really want to get to that Pit...



And why are you apologizing, Carol? Did I miss something?

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 02:59 AM (aCA0H)


I think Carol is apologizing to me because she didn't hie off to the ER and I'm fretting.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 03:18 AM (T1005)

444 442

Now that stupid avast has installed google toolbar onto my new laptop, how do i get it off?
Do you prefer AVG???
Are you using Adblockplus, or some other?

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:16 AM (b7yum)


Assuming that you're using Windows, go to Control Panel/modify delete programs, and nuke it. In browsers, I'm generally running adblock+.....although there was a little scandal a while back when it was noted that a certain large percentage of AB+'s income was derived from Google paying for AB+ not to block sites otherwise suitable for blocking.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 03:25 AM (T1005)

445 444 thanks cooth- what are you using for antivirus and why?

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:26 AM (b7yum)

446 Cth,
fly me out there & you'll have all the free labor you want! I can fix that in an hour, tops.

Did I ever tell you the story of how close I was to the Pacific ocean? I could literally hear it, but couldn't take the few extra steps to go see it with my own eyes. I hated that, but, no regrets.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 03:28 AM (CZRJo)

447
446 i work 10 miles from the l.a. beaches every day and i never go.
What other wonderful things am I just taking for granted???

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:32 AM (b7yum)

448 I've noticed that the main page can be quite the resource hog for browsers. It might be the ads but even other websites with ads don't act like aces. It can consistently eat up more and more memory and run 10% of the processor continuously. With a mozilla based browser that seems to accumulate even more resources over time of running one session I can imagine it causing that kind of blow up.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 06, 2014 03:39 AM (z/Ubi)

449 447
446 i work 10 miles from the l.a. beaches every day and i never go.
What other wonderful things am I just taking for granted??

Posted by: MAx
----------------
I think we all suffer from that.
I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow moron Tuesday morning, and we took an hour or so to walk around downtown - something I never do.
I couldn't answer some of his most basic questions, but it made me research them, so I learned (or, re-learned) a little local history.

Because of that day, I think I'm going to go back downtown next week & do some of the tourist stuff again. Thanks, Jinx!

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 03:44 AM (CZRJo)

450 avast annoyed me by installing google toolbar w/o asking

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:48 AM (b7yum)

451 445
444 thanks cooth- what are you using for antivirus and why?

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:26 AM (b7yum)


*Back on usual computer.....which is only about 10" to the right of the one before*

For weird historical reasons, I have three McAfee licenses essentially forever, so this computer, the computer to my left that I was just on, and the fiancee's main computer run McAfee. For the others.....and there are an embarrassing number of others even after I fobbed a dozen-or-so off on Merovign....I'm generally using the umbrella guys -- Avira free. The reason I'm using them is because a couple of years ago, they were highly-rated by Consumer Reports.

And that requires a weird segue about Consumer Reports. I was having an IRL discussion about them with Chi, and the fact is that I consider them pretty reliable....but only in an odd pocket. Let's take, for example, washing machines -- old-fashioned tub ones that the apoplectic tree-huggers of the left have managed to just about completely ban. Twenty years ago, CR ran a report and said, "these washing machines are good deals, and here's the dope on 'em" -- and I considered that to be the gold standard of solid info. Several years later, CR reported "the available ones all suck now because of water-saving BS" -- and that was good reporting, too.

There's an infamous case where they were evaluating showerheads, and they came up with "the best of the evaluated showerheads rated a clear A-, and the second-best was a C+ -- but when we looked into things further, the best one exceeded Federal water-flow standards and should not have been sold in the US and we've ratted them out to the appropriate agency." That started out as good reporting and veered into advocacy.

And, then, there's their infamous battle with Bose. For those of us who have been around a while, it is well-recognized that Bose 901s are unusual speakers -- capable of doing delightful things in the proper setting. But CR ran them through their standard battery of tests and started screaming "they're crap, they're crap, they're crap" at the top of their lungs. I should also point out that there is not a room in my house that I would consider appropriate to use 'em.

And that gets to the boundaries of CR's reviews. They create a model of "normal usage" that may not apply to you, and may be tinged with political correctness. They do purchase, anonymously, on the open market, products and subject them to a test-suite based on their modeled usage. And I believe they accurately report their results. But where their model differs from your expectations, or there is a depth to your expectations, or where you might want to intentionally misuse a product, or where there are personal preferences involved in evaluation......their recommendations should be taken with a huge grain of salt.

In other words, they're fine for evaluating dishwashing soap; less fine for dishwashers; questionable for tax software; and completely out-the-window for a masseuse.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 03:54 AM (T1005)

452 446
Cth,

fly me out there you'll have all the free labor you want! I can fix that in an hour, tops.



Did I ever tell you the story of how close I was to the Pacific
ocean? I could literally hear it, but couldn't take the few extra steps
to go see it with my own eyes. I hated that, but, no regrets.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 03:28 AM (CZRJo)


When all is said and done, it will probably have taken me two hours to do the job.....plus the time I spent thinking it was the wrong thing, chasing the wrong symptom, trying to preserve shit I should have trashed, replacing shit I should have preserved after I trashed it, finding the damned tools, clearing out the workplace, putting things back together for the fiancee to powder her nose, blocking things off so the fiancee doesn't brush her teeth and spit into the workplace, looking for tools that don't locally exist 'cause I saw one once at my cousin's (the plumber) place.....or, maybe two days.

Contractors get a secret "free pass" when they can demo down to studs, because there's a whole lot of "we'll just tweak it" to work through before then.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:02 AM (T1005)

453 450
avast annoyed me by installing google toolbar w/o asking

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 03:48 AM (b7yum)


That'd be reason enough to kick 'em to the curb, in my book.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:03 AM (T1005)

454 453 that's what i was thinking too

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 04:07 AM (b7yum)

455 I still get a giggle whenever I remember the first time the Java installer offered me the Bing toolbar. I hope Scott McNealey had to see it at least once.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 06, 2014 04:10 AM (Icq+V)

456 Don't get me started on CR again! Those fuckers can't recommend a toaster accurately anymore.

And I think it's cute that you're now comfortable saying "fiancee" instead of BH.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 04:11 AM (CZRJo)

457 456
Don't get me started on CR again! Those fuckers can't recommend a toaster accurately anymore.



And I think it's cute that you're now comfortable saying "fiancee" instead of BH.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 04:11 AM (CZRJo)


If it's anything that can be used in more than one way, they'll pick the conventional way and ignore the versatility to use it in other ways. Their input can be useful (but not definitive) for more complex things -- for instance, they pointed out that the TV we most recently bought was a champ for viewing off-axis .....and so it is. Their input for things never meant to be used conventionally is counterproductive. And their input for complex, learning, adaptive things (e.g. computers)......LOL, WUT?

I also think they provide an extremely valuable service in evaluating cars. While we can drive 'em all different ways to all different places, their test suite is a good benchmark to start with.

And it's not "comfort", it's "practice". It's still unnatural and feels, oddly, demeaning. But it's what she prefers, so I will endeavor to please her.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:19 AM (T1005)

458 Nobody else has stepped forward for a hard prediction for the Crankling....it's going to be pretty funny if it's actually on the date predicted.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:23 AM (T1005)

459 I'm fading, and should've been out gone hours ago. I need at least four hours of beauty rest.
g'night. See you on D-Day. (Actually, I guess it is already)

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 04:26 AM (CZRJo)

460 G'night, Chi.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:26 AM (T1005)

461
459 one hour until the invasion started.
Night chi

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 04:28 AM (b7yum)

462 I think I saw grammie winger predicted a date, but forget what it was (13th?) - i'll take tomorrow, if we're starting a pool.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 04:28 AM (CZRJo)

463 Y'know what? It's too quiet around here.....let's spin something.



http://tinyurl.com/yhbywll

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:29 AM (T1005)

464 462
I think I saw grammie winger predicted a date, but forget what it was (13th?) - i'll take tomorrow, if we're starting a pool.

Posted by: shredded chi at June 06, 2014 04:28 AM (CZRJo)


I think that's the only one.

I'd love to predict Father's Day -- the 15th -- but the reports of Mrs. Crank stirring around make that seem unlikely. I'm thinking....Monday, June 9.

And the next song is http://tinyurl.com/6l7d4n

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:35 AM (T1005)

465 Listening? http://tinyurl.com/3ysf294

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:39 AM (T1005)

466 I've got to say that I'm pretty sore for having not moved that goddamned nut 1/8 of a turn despite numerous attempts at bracing, counter-forcing, pulling the threads, and pulling the nut.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:42 AM (T1005)

467 *sigh*



Everyone has abandoned me.



I guess I'll just mosey on down to http://tinyurl.com/k7myzvv

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:45 AM (T1005)

468 Some things just ain't right.

Man buys penis enlarger, gets magnifying glass instead
http://tinyurl.com/kwlfxo2

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 06, 2014 04:51 AM (IN7k+)

469 Well, I guess I'll put something long on the playlist and try a slow fade -- http://tinyurl.com/npgljcu -- and hope I don't need a magnifying glass.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 06, 2014 04:54 AM (T1005)

470
well my new laptop needs 150 windows updates so I'm here for the duration.
Last day of school was today
Why I teach

Posted by: MAx at June 06, 2014 04:59 AM (b7yum)

471 When McDaniel beat Thad in the primary; I could feel my penis growing out about 25 %.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2014 06:40 AM (bdHl6)

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